CV

[PDF version – September 18, 2017]

Employment

  • Assistant Professor, San Jose State University (2015-present)
  • Van Vleck Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012-2015)
  • Sessional Instructor, University of Waterloo (2012)

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2006-2011)
  • M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Guelph (2005-2006)
  • B.A.H., Mathematics, University of Guelph (2001-2005)

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • SJSU Central RSCA Grant (Spring 2018)
  • Teaching with Engaging and Affordable Materials (TEAM) Grant (Fall 2017)
  • SJSU Woodward Grant (Summer 2017)
  • SJSU RSCA release time award (Spring 2017)
  • SJSU Woodward Grant (Summer 2016)
  • AMS-Simons Travel Grant (2013-2015)
  • NSERC Post-Graduate Scholarship (PGS D) (2006-2010)
  • President’s Graduate Scholarship (2006-2010)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (declined)
  • Mathematics Graduate Scholarship (2006)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2005)
  • Wally Fraser Mathematics Scholarship (2004)

Publications

  1. Network translation and steady state properties of chemical reaction systems (w/ Elisa Tonello), submitted, 2017. [ArXiv]
  2. A Computational Approach to Extinction Events in Chemical Reaction Networks with Discrete State Spaces, Math. Biosci., 294:130-142, 2017. [ArXiv]
  3. Conditions for Extinction Events in Chemical Reaction Networks with Discrete State Spaces (w/ D.F. Anderson, G. Craciun, and R. Brijder), to appear in J. Math. Biol., 2017. [ArXiv]
  4. A Linear Programming Approach to Dynamical Equivalence, Linear Conjugacy, and the Deficiency One Theorem, J. Math. Chem., 54(8):1612-1631, 2016. [ArXiv]
  5. A computational approach to persistence, permanence, and endotacticity of biochemical reaction networks (w/ C. Pantea and P. Donnell), J. Math. Biol., 72(1):467-498, 2016. [ArXiv]
  6. A computational approach to steady state correspondence of regular and generalized mass action systems, Bull. Math. Biol., 77(6):1065-1100, 2015. [ArXiv]
  7. Stochastic analysis of chemical reaction networks with absolute concentration robustness (w/ D. Anderson and G. Enciso), J. R. Soc. Interface, 11(93), 20130943, 2014. [ArXiv]
  8. Translated chemical reaction networks, Bull. Math. Biol. 76(5), 1081-1116,2014. [ArXiv]
  9. Computing weakly reversible linearly conjugate chemical reaction networks with minimal deficiency (w/ D. Siegel and G. Szederkenyi), Math. Biosci., 241(1), 88-98, 2013. [ArXiv]
  10. Dynamical equivalence and linear conjugacy of chemical reaction networks: new results and methods (w/ D. Siegel and G. Szederkenyi), MATCH Commun. Math. Comput. Chem., 68(2), 443, 2012. [ArXiv]
  11. A linear programming approach to weak reversibility and linear conjugacy of chemical reaction networks (w/ D. Siegel and G. Szederkenyi), J. Math. Chem., 50(1), 274-288, 2012. [ArXiv]
  12. Weak dynamical non-emptiability and persistence of chemical kinetics systems (w/ D. Siegel), SIAM J. Appl. Math., 714), 1263-1279, 2011. [ArXiv]
  13. Linear conjugacy of chemical reaction networks (w/ D. Siegel), J. Math. Chem., 49(7), 1263-1282, 2011. [ArXiv]
  14. A stratum approach to global stability of complex balanced systems (w/ D. Siegel), Dyn. Syst., 26(2), 125-146, 2011. [ArXiv]
  15. Equilibria and periodic solutions of projected dynamical systems on sets with corners (w/ M.G. Cojocaru), Aust. J. Math. Anal. Appl., 5(2), 4-12, 2008.
  16. Dynamics of vaccination strategies via projected dynamical systems (w/ M.G. Cojocaru and C. Bauch), Bull. Math. Biol., 69(5), 1453-1476, 2007.

Theses

  1. Topics in chemical reaction network theory, Ph.D. thesis, University of Waterloo, 2011. [download]
  2. Case studies of existence of periodic solutions for projected dynamical systems on euclidean spaces, Master’s Thesis, University of Guelph, 2006.

Teaching

San Jose State University:

  • Fall 2017, Math 170: Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences
  • Fall 2017, Math 123: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • Spring 2017, Math 178: Mathematical Modeling (2 sections)
  • Fall 2016, Math 170: Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences
  • Spring 2016, Math 133A: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Spring 2016, Math 123: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • Fall 2015, Math 133A: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Fall 2015, Math 32: Calculus III

University of Wisconsin-Madison:

  • Fall 2014, Math 415: Applied Dynamical Systems, Chaos and Modeling
  • Spring 2014, Math 521: Analysis I (2 sections)
  • Fall 2013, Math 319: Techniques in Ordinary Differential Equations (2 sections)
  • Spring 2013, Math 320: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (2 sections)
  • Fall 2012, Math 415: Applied Dynamical Systems, Chaos and Modeling

University of Waterloo:

  • Summer 2012, Math 116: Calculus 1 for Engineers
  • Summer 2012, Syde 112: Fundamental Engineering Math 2
  • Spring 2009, Math 118: Calculus 2 for Engineers

Professional Affiliations

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB)

Service

  • Referee for:
    • The American Mathematical Monthly
    • Applied Mathematics and Computation
    • Chemical Engineering Journal
    • Computer Physics Communications
    • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
    • Journal of Mathematical Biology (3 papers)
    • MATCH: Communications in Mathematics and in Computer Chemistry (2 papers)
    • Mathematical Biosciences (2 papers)
    • Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
    • SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems
    • Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Application
    • Systems and Control Letters
  • Co-organizer, mini-session on “Recent advances in the analysis of biochemical reaction systems” at SMB Annual Meeting, July 17-20, 2017
  • Co-organizer, workshop on “Mathematical Analysis of Biological Interaction Networks” at Banff International Research Station, June 4-9, 2017
  • Co-organizer, Applied, Computational, and Industrial Mathematics Seminar Series, SJSU, Spring 2017-present
  • Co-organizer, mini-session on “Mathematical Analysis of Biochemical Reaction Networks” at SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, July 11-14, 2016
  • Co-organizer, Global Attractor Conjecture Workshop, SJSU, March 11-13, 2016 (SIAM News article)
  • Poster Session Chair, Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area (BAMBA), SJSU, 2015
  • Organizer, Networks Seminar Series, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2014-2015
  • Organizer, Graduate Student Seminar Series, University Waterloo, 2008-2010
  • Contributor, Specialized Wiki on Chemical Reaction Network Theory
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