Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Biology is an interdisciplinary area that involves development of novel mathematical tools to provide insight into biological processes. This is done in close collaboration with empirical researchers from biological sciences, medicine, engineering and public health, among others. We combine model development, analytical and numerical tools, as well as data to address real-world problems. Research programs by our faculty include modeling immune response and infectious disease spread.

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Research Advisors for Mathematical Biology

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      • Lauren M. Childs

        Professor Childs develops and analyzes mathematical and computational models to examine biologically-motivated questions.

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      • Stanca M. Ciupe

        Dr. Ciupe's research interest is in the field of applied mathematics, specifically, systems of ordinary and delay differential equations and their application to biology and medicine.

      • Omar Saucedo profile picture
      • Omar Saucedo

        Assistant Professor Saucedo's research is Mathematical Biology with an emphasis on modeling infectious diseases.

      • Nicole Abaid profile picture
      • Nicole Abaid

        Dr. Abaid's research focuses on networked dynamical systems. She studies diverse biological systems, ranging from animal groups to brain networks, to inspire novel results in mathematical modeling and control.

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      • John Burns

        Professor Burns' current research is focused on computational methods for modeling, control, estimation and optimization of complex systems where spatially distributed information is essential. This includes systems modeled by partial and delay differential equations. Recent applications include modeling and control of thermal fluids, design and thermal management systems and optimization of mobile sensor networks.

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      • Layne T. Watson

        Dr. Watson's research interests include numerical analysis; nonlinear programming; mathematical software; solid mechanics; fluid mechanics; image processing; parallel computation; bioinformatics.

Affiliated Faculty

      • Sujith Vijayan, Ph. D.
      • Sujith Vijayan

        Assistant Professor. Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Harvard University

Researchers of Mathematical Biology

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      • Teshome Balkew

        My research interest is on Optimal Control Theory, Operations Research, Data Analytics.