Research

Projects and Collaboration

I collaborate with Dr. Don Edwards, with whom I co-mentor PhD student Bryce Chung. We are developing computational techniques for model inference and parameter estimation for neuro-mechanical and electrophysioloical and cardiac models.

Here is a more detailed statement about my current research and future directions. My most recent work on informatic tools for "literate modeling" is documented on my blog, Transient Dynamic.

Funding

My current work is funded by an Army Research Office biomathematics STIR grant (2014-2015).

My work was supported by a 2008-2012 NSF grant from the Emerging Models and Technologies program of the Division of Computer and Communication Foundations. The title is "A Computational Framework for Inferring Self-Regulatory Properties from High-Dimensional Dynamic Models of Biological Systems".

I have also received internal GSU Research Initiation Grant, Brains and Behavior Area of Focus and Molecular Basis of Disease Area of Focus Seed Grant awards. I have current STEM teaching grant funding in projects with Drs. Iman Chahine (College of Ed.) and Mark Grinshpon (Dept. of Math and Stats) to study pre-calculus interventions in teaching calculus.

Service

I work with the INCF, whose goals are described in this video:

Recent publications

Lab

I share a computational lab with my collaborator Dr. Shilnikov in the Petit Science Center. We have a network of Macs, Linux machines and PCs, a machine with a Graphics Processing Unit for parallel computations, and interactive visualization tools.

Research Highlight

June 2012: I gave this invited presentation during a workshop on epilepsy modeling at the Fields Institute in Toronto, entitled "Beyond Simulation and Big Data: How informatics and dynamics might merge to shape the future of modeling multi-scale diseases" (audio and slides). It also includes new work about the mechanistic understanding of Phase Response Curves (in preparation for publication).