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Mathematical Sciences Research

Applied Geometry
Approximation Theory
Chemically-Reacting Flows
Computational Logic
Dynamical Systems
Environmental Problems
Fluid Dynamics
Inverse Problems
Machine Learning
Math Education
Mathematical Physics
Multiphase Flows
Nonlinear Analysis
Nonlinear Materials
Nonlinear Waves
Operations Research and Mathematical Programming
Perturbation Methods
Scientific Computing

Mathematical Sciences Research

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
  • Asymptotics
  • Functional analysis

Current Projects

Projects of current interest include:

  • Cardiac imaging and the use of computer graphics to construct pictures of the heart.
  • Mechanoreception.
  • 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.

Faculty Researchers

Mark Holmes
David Isaacson


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