Current Topic Workshop: Computational challenges in integrative biological modeling

(October 5,2009 - October 8,2009 )

Organizers


Suncica (Sunny) Canic
Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
Lisa Fauci
Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
Chia-Yu Hsu
Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
Mette Olufsen
Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Many mathematical models of biological systems have addressed only an isolated aspect of the system -- such as its biochemistry or mechanics -- and these simplified (yet not simple) models have shed much light on fundamental processes. Recently, biological modeling has now advanced to the point where integrative models that couple multiple processes are often developed. Typically, such models involve different spatial and temporal scales. Examples include models of tumor growth that couple solid mechanics with cell signaling and biochemistry and models of blood flow in the heart that couple solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and bioelectricity. Common to these integrative models is the inclusion of experimental data that has high resolution both in time and space. The effective use of such models calls for new mathematical and numerical techniques; for instance, in the solution of inverse problems, in the derivation of more robust methods for parameter estimation, and in the determination of better numerical methods for the handling of multiscale coupling. This workshop seeks to address some of these challenges through a series of lectures and discussions.

Accepted Speakers

Alexander Anderson
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Robert Azencott
Mathematics, University of Houston
Jerry Batszel
Institute of Mathematics, University of Graz, Austria
Daniel Beard
Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Carson Chow
NIH/NIDDK/LBM
Avis Cohen
Department of Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Tim David
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury
Aaron Fogelson
Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Tomas Gedeon
Mathematics, Montana State University
Pierre Gremaud
Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Boyce Griffith
Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
Giovanna Guidoboni
Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
Craig Hartley
Baylor College of Medicine
Thomas Heldt
Laboratory for Electromagnetic & Electronic Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tim Kelley
Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Stephen Little
Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist Hospital
John Lowengrub
Dept of Math, University of California, Irvine
Johnny Ottesen
Department of Mathematics and Physics, Roskilde University Center
Kasia Rejniak
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Jonathan Rubin
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Alessandro Veneziani
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University
George Verghese
Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday, October 5, 2009
Time Session
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Time Session
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time Session
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Time Session
Name Email Affiliation
Anderson, Alexander Yvette.Mieles@moffitt.org H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Aoi, Mikio mikioaoi@gmail.com Biomathematics, North Carolina State University
Azencott , Robert razencot@math.uh.edu Mathematics, University of Houston
Batszel, Jerry Jerry_batzel@uni-graz.at Institute of Mathematics, University of Graz, Austria
Beard, Daniel dbeard@mcw.edu Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Buzzard, Greg buzzard@math.purdue.edu Mathematics, Purdue University
Canic, Suncica (Sunny) canic@math.uh.edu Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
Capaldi, Alex alex_capaldi@ncsu.edu Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Chen, Jing jchen@math.duke.edu Mathematics, Duke University
Chou, Ching-Shan chou@math.ohio-state.edu Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Chow, Carson carsonc@mail.nih.gov NIH/NIDDK/LBM
Chrispell, John jchrispe@tulane.edu Center for Computational Science, Tulane University
Cohen, Avis avis@umd.edu Department of Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Crowl-Erickson, Lindsay crowl@math.utah.edu Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Datta, Subhra datta.20@osu.edu MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
David , Tim tim.david@canterbury.ac.nz Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury
Deng, Shaozhong shaodeng@uncc.edu Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Desta, Tadios tdesta@cscc.edu CSCC
Dosanjh, Achi achi.dosanjh@springer.com Springer US
Dunmyre, Justin mathemagician@gmail.com Mathematics Department, University of Pittsburgh
Fauci, Lisa fauci@tulane.edu Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
Fogelson, Aaron fogelson@math.utah.edu Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Gedeon, Tomas tgedeon@gmail.com Mathematics, Montana State University
Gremaud, Pierre gremaud@ncsu.edu Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Griffith, Boyce griffith@cims.nyu.edu Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
Guidoboni, Giovanna gio@math.uh.edu Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
Hamlet, Christy chamlet@email.unc.edu Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hao, Jian jhao@math.iupui.edu Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University--Purdue University
Hartley , Craig chartley@bcm.edu Baylor College of Medicine
Heldt, Thomas thomas@mit.edu Laboratory for Electromagnetic & Electronic Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hsu, Chia-Yu chsu1@tulane.edu Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
Kelley , Tim Tim_Kelley@ncsu.edu Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Korman , Philip kormanp@ucmail.uc.edu Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Leiderman-Gregg, Karin karin@math.utah.edu Mathematics Department, University of Utah
Little, Stephen TNottage@tmhs.org Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist Hospital
Lowengrub, John lowengrb@math.uci.edu Dept of Math, University of California, Irvine
Maggio, Nick cmaggio@tulane.edu Mathematics, Tulane University
Miller, Laura lam9@email.unc.edu Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Olson, Sarah solson2@tulane.edu Mathematics, Tulane University
Olufsen, Mette msolufse@ncsu.edu Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
Ottesen, Johnny Johnny@ruc.dk Department of Mathematics and Physics, Roskilde University Center
Perego, Mauro mauro@mathcs.emory.edu Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University
Quaini, Annalisa quaini@math.uh.edu Mathematics, University of Houston
Rejniak, Katarzyna Kasia.Rejniak@moffitt.org H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Rubin, Jonathan rubin@euler.math.pitt.edu Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Seok, Sang-Cheol seoks@ccri.net Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, The Research Inst. @ Nationwide Children's Hospt.
Song, Sang Ok sas261@pitt.edu Mathematics Department, University of Pittsburgh
Spardy, Lucy les65@pitt.edu Mathematics Department, University of Pittsburgh
Valdez-Jasso, Daniela dvaldez@ncsu.edu Department of Mathematics and Statistics, North Carolina State University
Veneziani, Alessandro ale@mathcs.emory.edu Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University
Verghese, George verghese@mit.edu Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wang, Jiaoyan jiaoyanwang@163.com Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
Yamada, Richard yryamada@umich.edu Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Zheng, Xiaoming zheng1x@cmich.edu Mathematics, Central Michigan University