William Ko

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

McMaster University


I am a postdoctoral fellow at the McMaster University.

My research interests are in mathematical modelling and scientific computing with application in fluid dynamics, biology, and industry.

My current project studies electrochemical reactions in Li-ion batteries.

Contact Information

William Ko

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

McMaster University,

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

E-mail: kow at mcmaster dot ca


W. Ko, W. Lee, Y. Kim, H. C. Berg, C. S. Peskin, and S. Lim, Modeling polymorphic transformation of rotating bacterial flagella in a viscous fluid, Physical Review E, 95:063106, 2017. (doi)

Y. Park, Y. Kim, W. Ko, and S. Lim, Instabilities of a rotating helical rod, Physical Review E, 95:022410, 2017. (doi)

W. Ko and J. M. Stockie, Parametric resonance in spherical immersed elastic shells, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 76(1): 58-86, 2016. (doi)

W. Ko and J. M. Stockie, An immersed boundary model of the cochlea with parametric forcing, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 75(3):1065-1089, 2015. (doi)


W. Ko. Parametric Resonance in Immersed Elastic Structures, with Application to the Cochlea, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, 2015. (link)

W. Ko, High-Resolution Numerical Simulations of Barotropic Wind-Driven Gyres, Master’s Thesis, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 2011. (link)