Biomathematics, or mathematical biology, is an interdisciplinary field that aims to model natural, biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools.
Biomathematics at Rensselaer
Researchers use the following techniques to investigate mathematically posed problems resulting from the models:
- Numerical analysis
- Functional analysis
Projects of current interest include:
- Cardiac imaging and the use of computer graphics to construct pictures of the heart.
- Mathematical modeling of biological systems that transform mechanical stimuli (such as sound or touch) into ionic or neural signals and molecular system in cells.
- Nonlinear ionic diffusion in polyelectrolytic gels.
- Mechanics of multiphasic tissues like cartilage and the cornea.