Luis Melara, an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at Shippensburg University, will deliver a talk titled "Introduction to Mathematical Biology."
Mathematical biology is an active area of research in applied mathematics. Applications of mathematical biology include, but are not limited to, population modeling, physiology and spread of diseases. In this talk, Melara will present a brief introduction to mathematical biology using concepts from single variable calculus and differential equations. Some applications will be presented and discussed.
Melara completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA and earned his Ph.D. from Rice University. His interests are in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, differential equations and optimization. He is an active member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences. He has been awarded funding from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013