Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Arizona State University, USA, 2008
Our main areas of study are Dynamical Systems with applications in
life and social sciences. Our research interests have both
theoretical and modeling components. The theoretical component is
to study ecological and evolutionary dynamics of complex adaptive
systems that are of interest to biologists, ecologists, and
epidemiologists. The modeling component is to explore
different modeling techniques, based on experiments or important
hypotheses, to get a better understanding of quantitatively and
qualitatively various aspects of biological/social behaviors,
structures, and processes.
The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Studying Complex Systems Scholar Award: Complex Adaptive Systems of Social Insect Colonies: Emergence of Scaling, Social
Dynamics, and Evolution Cooperation, 10/01/2016-09/30/2020. $450,000
National Science Foundation grant IOS/DMS 1558127:
Group Size, Scaling of Work, and Metabolism in Ant Colonies,
07/15/2016-06/30/2019. $500,000 (Co-PI with PI-Jennifer Fewell)
National Science Foundation grant DMS 1313312:
Multiscale Modeling of Division of Labor in Social Insects,
National Science Foundation grant EHR-DUE 1504986:
Identifying and Addressing Mathematical Difficulties in Introductory Physics Courses,
09/01/2015-08/31/2017. $250,000.00 (Co-PI with PI-David Meltzer).
ASU Foundation (ASUF 30006275): ASU-Sloan Program for Exceptional Mentoring (PEM),
07/01/2014-06/20/2017. $60,000.00 (Co-PI with PI-Carlos Castillo-Chavez).
National Science Foundation grant DUE 1256333 (WIDER-EAGER):
Recognizing, Assessing, and Enhancing Evidence-Based
Instructional Practices in STEM at Arizona State University,
Polytechnic, 09/15/2012-08/31/2016. $298,352.00 (Co-PI with
Collaboration Grants for Mathematician, $21,000, 2011-2014 from
Simons Foundation. This award is based on the quality of the
applicant's previous research and the likely impact that a grant
for collaboration and travel would have on future research, both
for the applicant and the applicant's students and/or postdocs.
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