Curriculum Vitae

 
Villages at West End
12757 NW 11th Place
Newberry, FL 32669
Phone: 352-332-5161
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Department of  Mathematics
469 Little  Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL  32611-8105
Phone: 352-294-2319
Email: maia@ufl.edu

Current Position

Professor, Department of  Mathematics, University of Florida.

Affiliated Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Purdue University (1998)
    • Advisor: Dr. Fabio Milner
    • Thesis: An Age-structured Two-Sex Population Model
  • M.S. in Mathematics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria (1988)
    • GPA 5.91/6.00 (graduated third in a class of 154)
    • Thesis in Numerical Analysis

Area of Research

  • Mathematical Biology
  • Population Dynamics
  • Mathematical Epidemiology
  • Mathemtical Demography
  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Nonlinear PDEs
  • Numerical Analysis

Honors and Grants

  • NSF DMS-1515661 “Collaborative Research: Linking Within-Host and Between-Host Infectious Disease Dynamics” (2015-2018), PI: Maia Martcheva, Co-PI:  Robert D. Holt (Biology).
  • NSF DMS-1359889 “Third University of Florida SIAM Gators Conference”, PI:  W. Hager, Co-PIs: Maia Martcheva, Scott McKinley, Yunmei  Chen.
  • Colonel  Allen R. and Margaret G.  Crow Professor, University of Florida, 2013-2014.
  • NSF DMS-1220342 “Avian Flu: Modeling, Analysis, and Implications for Control” (2012-2016), PI: Maia Martcheva, Co-PIs: Necibe Tuncer, Florida Atlantic University, Robert D. Holt, Department of Biology, UF.
  • NSF DGE-0801544 “IGERT: Spatial Ecology and Evolution: Quantitative Training in Biology, Statistics, and Mathematics” (2008-2015), PI: Maia Martcheva,  Co-PIs: Emilio Bruna,  Benjamin Bolker, Craig Osenberg.
  • NSF DMS-0817789 “Avian Flu: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations” (2008-2012), PI: Maia Martcheva, Co-PIs: Robert D. Holt, Manojit Roy, Department of Zoology, UF.
  • NSF Grant DMS-0408230 “IGMS: Host immunity and the evolution of infectious diseases” (2005-2006), PI: Maia Martcheva, Co-PI: Louis Guillette, Department of Zoology, UF.
  • NSF ADVANCE Fellow,  2002-2005.
  • NSF Grant DMS-0137687  “Effects of host age-structure on the development and evolution of infectious diseases” (2002-2003). Transfered as DMS-0406119 (2003-2005), PI: Maia Martcheva
  • Association for Women in Mathematics Workshop Grant (1996, 2000)
  • CIC/WISE Travel Grant for women graduate students (1998)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (member since 1997)
  • The National Dean’s List (1995-1996)
  • Association of Women in Mathematics Grant for participation in Julia Robertson Celebration of Women in Mathematics (1996)
  • Purdue Research Foundation Grant (Summer 1995, Summer 1996, Summer 1997)
  • Golden Medal of Department of Education (Bulgaria 1986)

Professional Experience

  • Vice Chair, SIAG Life Sciences, 2012-2014.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, August 2008-August 2012.
  • Visiting Member, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, June2009-December 2009.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of  Mathematics, University of Florida, August 2003-August 2008.
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Department of  Zoology, University of Florida, 2005-2008.
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor — in Residence, Department of Zoology, University of Florida, September 2005 – July 2006.
  • Visiting Scholar, Arizona State University, May-June 2005.
  • NSF ADVANCE Fellow, DBSCB, Cornell University, 2002-2003.
  • Visiting Scholar, Arizona State University, July 2003.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Trento, Italy, April-June 2003.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Trento, Italy, May-June 2002.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, January-May 2001.
  • Visiting Scientist, Purdue University, January, May, 2000.
  • Instructor, Polytechnic Institute, NYU, Brooklyn, NY, 1999-2003.
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, September-December 1998.
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Trento, Italy, May-June 1998.
  • Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, 1992-1997.
  • Research Assistant, Purdue University, Summer 1995, Summer 1996, Summer
    1997.
  • Research Fellow, University of Sofia, 1989-1990, 1992.
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Sofia, 1989-1990, 1992.

Invited Conference Talks

  • ICMA-V,  University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, October 2015
  • Erice MathCompEpi 2015, Erice, Italy, September 2015
  • AMS Sectional Meeting, Huntsville, AL, March 2015
  • SIAM Conference of Life Sciences, Charlotte, NC, August 2014
  • BIOMATH 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2014
  • SIAM SEAS Conference, Melbourne, FL, March 2014
  • SIAM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2013
  • SMB Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ, June 2013
  • SIAM Conference on Life Sciences, San Diego, CA, August 2012
  • SMB Annual Meeting, NIMBIOS, Knoxville, TN, July 2012
  • The 9th AIMS Conference on  Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Orlando, FL, July 2012
  • Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, January 2012
  • Meeting  “Mathematical Innovative Methods and Models of Biosciences”, Trento, Italy, December 2011
  • 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Vancouver, Canada, July 2011
  • NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Modeling Johne’s Diseases, NIMBioS, UTK, July 2011
  • Third Conference of the Euro-American Consortium for Promoting the Application of  Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences, Albena, Bulgaria, June 2011
  • Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics 3, Bordeaux, France, May 2010
  • 2009 AMS Fall Central Section Meeting, Waco, TX, October 2009
  • Second International Conference on mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems, UAH, Huntsville, AL, October 2009
  • Istanbul Conference on Mathematical Methods and Modeling in Life Sciences and Biomedicine, Sile, Turkey, August 2009
  • Meeting:”Mitigating the Spread of A/H1N1: Lessons Learned from Past Outbreaks”, Tempe, AZ, June 2009
  • 1048th AMS Section Meeting, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, April 2009.
  • Workshop on Analysis and Numerics of Population Dynamics and Epidemics Models, University of Udine, Udine, Italy, December 2008.
  • Conference in honour of Horst R. Thieme “Differential Equations and Applications in Ecology and Epidemiology”, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, December 2008.
  • 2008 AMS Fall Southeastern Meeting, Huntsville, AL,  October 2008.
  • Conference on  Differential Equations and Application to Mathematical Biology, University of Le Havre, Le Havre, France, June 2008.
  • Fifth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, Orlando, FL, June 2008.
  • Conference in Honor of the 65th Birthday of Jim Cushing, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, October 2007
  • Workshop on Coevolution, DIMACS, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, October 2006
  • SIAM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2006
  • Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX, January 2006
  • Conference on Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems,  University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX,  October 2005
  • 2005 AMS Sectional Meeting, Lubbock, TX, April 2005
  • Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics  2004, joint DESTOBIO 3 – MPD 7,  Trento, Italy, June  2004
  • 2004 Spring Southeastern AMS Section Meeting, Tallahassee, FL, March 2004
  • Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, AZ , January 2004
  • 2003 Joint Central and  Western AMS Section Meeting, Boulder , CO,
    October 2003
  • VI Congresso Nazionalle della SIMAI, Grand Hotel Chia Laguna, Domus de Maria, Italy, May 2002
  • AMS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January 2001
  • International Conference on Deterministic and Scholastic Modeling of Biointeraction, DESTOBIO 2000, West Lafayette, IN, August 2000
  • The Eleventh International Colloquium on Differential Equations, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, August 2000
  • SIAM Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, July 2000
  • Workshop “Emerging and Reemerging Diseases”, IMA, University of Minnesota, May 1999
  • International Conference on Deterministic and Stochastic Modeling of Biointeraction, Bulgaria, August 1997
  • National Research Competition for Undergraduate Students, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988 (second place)

Seminar and Colloquia Talks

  • Seminar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Florida Atlantic University, January 2015
  • Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Georgia State University, October 2014
  • Seminar, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, HSPH, Harvard, Boston, MA, June 2010
  • Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic Institute, NYU, New York, NY, October 2009
  • Mostly Biomathematics Seminar, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, New York, NY, October 2009
  • Mathematical Biology Seminar, Department of Mathematics, ASU, Tempe, AZ, September 2009
  • Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, April 2009
  • MBI Seminar, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, March 2009
  • Colloquium, Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology and Department of Mathematics, University of Miami, April 2008
  • Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrance Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA, March 2006
  • Departmental Seminar, Department of Zoology, University of Florida,  October 2005
  • Colloquium, Group T7, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos,  NM, July 2004
  • Trieste-Trento Workshop on Numerical Methods, University of Trento, Italy, June 2003
  • Colloquium, City College of New York, March 2003
  • Colloquium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 2003
  • Colloquium, Utah State University, March 2003
  • Biomathematics Seminar, Texas Tech University, March 2003
  • Colloquium, Fordham University, February 2003
  • Colloquium, Lehigh University, February 2003
  • Colloquium, University of Florida, January 2003
  • Colloquium, University of Louisville, KY, December 2002
  • Biomathematics Seminar, University of Trento, Italy, June 2002
  • Colloquium, Queens College, CUNY, March 2002
  • Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Milwakee, March 2002
  • Applied Mathematics Seminar, College of Staten Island, CUNY, February 2002
  • Colloquium, Montclair State University, February 2002
  • Colloquium, College of William and Mary, February 2002
  • Mathematical Biology Seminar, Arizona State University, February 2001
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, Cornell University, July 1998
  • Colloquium, Texas Tech University, February 1997

Scientific Forums  Organized

  • “Recent Advances in Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases”, (with Necibe Tuncer), SIAM Conference on Life Sciences, Charlotte, NC, August 2014.
  • “Recent Advances in Mathematical Epidemiology, Ecology and Population Dynamics”, (with Necibe Tuncer), SIAM Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 2014.
  • “Contemporary Approaches in Mathematical Epidemiology,Ecology and Population Dynamics” (with Necibe Tuncer), SIAM Conference on Life Sciences, San Diego, CA,  August 2012.
  • “Modern Developments in the Mathematics of Infectious Diseases” (with Fabio Milner), CMPD3, Bordeaux, France, May 2010.
  • “Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulations” (with Z. Li and A. S. Ackleh), 2008 AMS Fall Southeastern Meeting, Huntsville, AL, October 2008.
  • “Evolution of Pathogens” (with Zhilan Feng),  CMPD 2004, Trento, Italy, June 2004.
  • Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, 2003-2004.
  • “Control Problems in Population Dynamics and Epidemiology” (with Bedr’Eddine Ainseba), DESTOBIO 2000, West Lafayette, IN, August 2000.

Meeting Attended

  • NAKFI Complex Systems, The National Academies Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA, November 2008 (poster presentation).
  • International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology, DIMACS Center – Rutgers University, June-July 2002 (poster presentation)
  • Dynamics Days Arizona, Scottsdale, January 1997 (poster presentation)
  • SIAM Annual Meeting, Kansas City, July 1996 (poster presentation)
  • Julia Robertson Celebration of Women in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkely, July 1996 (poster presentation)
  • Fourth Conference on Differential equations and Applications, Rousse, Bulgaria, August 1989

Editorial Boards

  • Mathematical Biosciences, publisher: Elsevier, February 2010 – February 2016.
  • Journal of Biological Dynamics, publisher: Taylor & Francis, Summer 2008 – present.
  • Journal of Biological Systems, publisher: World Scientific, Fall 2004 – December 2015; Managing Editor January 2016 — December 2018.

Publications

My publications with links are listed here.

Books

            “An Introduction to Mathematical Epidemiology,” Springer Texts in Applied Mathematics 61, Springer, New York,  2015.

(with M. Iannelli, F. Milner) “Gender-Structured Population Modeling: Mathematical Methods, Numerics and Simulations”, SIAM Frontiers in Applied Mathematics  FR31, SIAM, Philadelphia,  2005.

Teaching Experience

  • Twenty years experience teaching undergraduate classes
    • Taught classes in Precalculus, Calculus, Algebra, Trigonometry, Intermediate Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, ODEs
  • BioMathematics Seminar I — a graduate class, Fall 2006.
    • Students participated in joint projects with students in the Integrative Principles class (a graduate class in Zoology).
  • BioMathematics Seminar II — a graduate class, Fall 2007.
  • Modeling in Mathematical Biology — a graduate/undergraduate class. Students are mixed from mathematics and biology.
  • Course coordinator, Precalculus (1999), Algebra (1997),  Trigonometry (1995, 1996, 1997)
    • Duties include handling section changes and preparing midterm exams (including grading keys) for about 500 students
  • Curriculum development – Incorporating Matlab into the Calculus Curriculum
    • Developing worksheets for introduction to Matlab
    • Developing sets of solved problems with and without Matlab
  • REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) – participated in REU Summer program at MTBI (Cornell University, Los Alamos)
    • Lectures
    • Directed student research projects

Students

  • Sha-sha Gao — PhD student, August 2018 — present (co-advised with Libin Rong)
  • Summer Atkins — PhD student,  December 2017 — present. (co-advised with William Hager)
    • Research interests: optimal control, mathematical biology
  • J. Shane Welker — PhD student, April  2017 — present.
    • Research interests: Immuno-epidemiology of VL.
  • George Pu — undergraduate student, October  2017 — October 2018.
    • Research interests: Data fitting, machine learning
  • Samuel Swanson — undergraduate student, November 2015 — present
    • Research interests: modeling, data fitting, identifiability analysis
  • Abena Annor — undergraduate student, January 2015– April 2016
    • Research interests: avian influenza
    • Medical School
  • Chindu Mohanakumar — undergraduate student, Summer 2014 — December 2016
    • Research interests: Ebola.
    • Graduate School:  Duke University
  • Yena Kim — PhD student, August 2012 – present
    • Research interests; immuno-epidemiological modeling.
  • Joan Ponce — undergraduate student, August 2012- May 2013.
    • Research interests: infectious diseases.
    • Graduate School: Purdue University
  • Omar Saucedo  — PhD in Mathematics,  August 2016.
    • Research interest: mathematical epidemiology, avian influenza.
  • Juan Torres —  Ph.D. in Mathematics, August 2015.
    • Reserach interests: mathematical epidemiology, avian influenza.
  • Hayriye Gulbudak — Ph.D. in Mathematics, August 2014.
    • Research interests: mathematical epidemiology, avian influenza.
  • Olivia Prosper — Ph.D. in Mathematics, May 2012. (co-advisor: David L. Smith).
    • Research interests: malaria.
  • Souvik Bhattacharya — Ph.D. , August 2011.
    • Research interests: size-structured models.
    • Dissertation:   Oscillations in a Size-Structured Prey Predator Model
  • Joseph Lucchetti — M.S. in Mathematics, August 2010.
    • Research interests: data fitting.
  • Swati Deb Roy — Ph.D.,   December 2011. (co-advisor: Benjamin Bolker).
    • Research interests: Hepatitis C
    • Dissertation: Hepatitis C Infection in the Human  Liver: Viral Dynamics, Treatment and Related Side-Effects.
  • Fernanda Melo — M.S.,  Applied Mathematics, August 2007.
    • Thesis: The New Face of AIDS: A Mathematical Modeling Approach to New Trends in Treatment and Prevention
  • Douglas Thomasey — M.S.,  Applied Mathematics, May 2007.
    • Thesis: Serotype Replacement of Vertically Transmitted Diseases Through Perfect Vaccination

Computer Experience

  • Programming Languages: Fortran, Pascal
  • Computer Algebra Systems: Mathematica, Matlab
  • Familiarity with Operating Systems: Linux, Windows