Birthplace: Benin
Gangbo attended graduate school at Swiss Federale Institute of Technology where he earned his Ph.D. in 1992. From 1992 to 1993, Dr. Gangbo was a Postdoc Associate at Carnegie Mellon University. 19931995 he was located at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. Dr. Wifrid Gango joined the mathematics department of Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 1995. In 1999 he was promoted to Associate professor. In 2001 he was promoted to Professor  from Ph.D. to Full Professor in nine years is very strong.
Professor Gango is Founder of "EcoAfrica," association of scientists involved in several projects in support of African countries. EcoAfrica was founded in 1990 in Switzerland and currently has six members. In the past years, EcoAfrica received funds mostly from Swiss institutions such as DDA, a Swiss Goverment Agency. Among other things, EcoAfrica has organized several workshops in Applied Mathematics in Senegal and intends to do the same in other countries in Africa.
Books by Wilfrid Gangbo
book: Fonseca, Irene and Gangbo, Wilfrid Degree theory in analysis and applications. Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and its Applications, 2. Oxford Science Publications. The Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, New York, 1995. viii+211 pp. ISBN: 0198511965
book: Evans, L. C.; Gangbo, W. Differential equations methods for the MongeKantorovich mass transfer problem. Mem. Amer. Math. Soc., #653, 137, 1999.
Selected Papers by Wilfrid Gangbo

CorderoErausquin, Dario; Gangbo, Wilfrid; Houdré, Christian Inequalities for generalized entropy and optimal transportation. Recent advances in the theory and applications of mass transport, 7394, Contemp. Math., 353, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2004.

Carlen, E. A.; Gangbo, W. Solution of a model Boltzmann equation via steepest descent in the 2Wasserstein metric. Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 172 (2004), no. 1, 2164.

E. A Carlen and W. Gangbo. Constrained steepest descent in the 2Wassertein metric, Annals of Math. 157, May (2003)

Brenier, Yann; Gangbo, Wilfrid $L\sp p$ approximation of maps by diffeomorphisms. Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations 16 (2003), no. 2, 147164.

Cullen, M. and W. Gangbo. A Variational Approach for the 2D SemiGeostrophic Shallow Water Equations. Arch. Rat. Mech. and Anal., 2001.

Gangbo, W. and R. Van der Putten. Uniqueness of Equilibrium Configurations in Solid Crystals. SIAM Math. Anal. no 3, 465492, 2000.

Gangbo, W. and McCann, R. Shape Recognition via Wasserstein Distance. Quarterly Appl. Math., no 4, 705737, 2000.

Cardarliaguet, P. and Gangbo, W., et al. Geometric Restrictions for the Existence of Viscosity Solutions. Ann. Inst. Henri Poincare, 189220, 1999.

Gangbo, Wilfrid The Monge mass transfer problem and its applications. Monge Ampère equation: applications to geometry and optimization (Deerfield Beach, FL, 1997), 79104, Contemp. Math., 226, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 1999.

Gangbo, Wilfrid; \'Swi\c ech, Andrzej Optimal maps for the multidimensional MongeKantorovich problem. Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 51 (1998), no. 1, 2345.

Gangbo, Wilfrid; McCann, Robert J. The geometry of optimal transportation. Acta Math. 177 (1996), no. 2, 113161.

Gangbo, Wilfrid; McCann, Robert J. Optimal maps in Monge's mass transport problem. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Sér. I Math. 321 (1995), no. 12, 16531658.

Fonseca, I.; Gangbo, W. Local invertibility of Sobolev functions. SIAM J. Math. Anal. 26 (1995), no. 2, 280304.

Gangbo, Wilfrid An elementary proof of the polar factorization of vectorvalued functions. Arch. Rational Mech. Anal. 128 (1994), no. 4, 381399.

Gangbo, Wilfrid An elementary proof of the polar factorization of vectorvalued functions. Arch. Rational Mech. Anal. 128 (1994), 381399.

Gangbo, W. On the weak lower semicontinuity of energies with polyconvex integrands. J. Math. Pures Appl. (9) 73 (1994), no. 5, 455469.

Buttazzo, G.; Dacorogna, B.; Gangbo, W. On the envelopes of functions depending on singular values of matrices. Boll. Un. Mat. Ital. B (7) 8 (1994), no. 1, 1735.

Gangbo, Wilfrid On the continuity of the polyconvex, quasiconvex and rankoneconvex envelopes with respect to growth condition. Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh Sect. A 123 (1993), no. 4, 707729.

Dacorogna, B.; Gangbo, W.; Subía, N. Sur une généralisation de l'inégalité de Wirtinger. (French) [On a generalization of the Wirtinger inequality] Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Anal. Non Linéaire 9 (1992), no. 1, 2950.

Dacorogna, B.; Douchet, J.; Gangbo, W.; Rappaz, J. Some examples of rank one convex functions in dimension two. Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh Sect. A 114 (1990), no. 12, 135150.
