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Visitors at NIMBioS in 2017

NIMBioS supports short-term visitors to NIMBioS for periods up to one week to assist their efforts in carrying out research that conforms to the mission of NIMBioS to foster research at the interface between mathematics and biology. NIMBioS no longer provides financial support for Sabbatical Fellows, but is open to requests for self-supported visits not needing financial support lasting up to several months duration, with the length of stay determined by the objectives of the proposed project.

Click here for a calendar listing of NIMBioS visitors for the year.

Visitor/Sabbatical Archive


T. Jhwueng photo.

Tony Jhwueng (Statistics, Feng-Chia Univ.)

Project Title: On the condition of phylogenetic trees for comparative analysis

Tony Jhwueng is collaborating with Brian O'Meara to investigate a numerical parameter estimation issue in phylogenetic comparative methods.

Visit Dates: August 7-29, 2017


Ngonghala, Prosper photo.

Calistus Ngonghala (Mathematics, Univ. of Florida) and Olivia Prosper (Mathematics, Univ. of Kentucky)

Project Title: The impact of human movement on bednet programs for malaria control

Ngonghala and Prosper collaborated on a project to evaluate the impact of human movement on the success of bednet programs for malaria control.

Visit Dates: June 26-30, 2017


Fan Bai photo.

Fan Bai (Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics & Statistics, Texas Tech Univ.)

Bai visited NIMBioS to mentor the Summer Research Experiences (SRE) project, Modeling the Immune System Battleground in Host-Virus Conflict. He was supported by NSF Collaborative Research Awards #1516011 and #1517719, Allen LJS, Trindade A, Jonsson C, Kosiewicz M, Modeling Immune Dynamics of RNA Viruses In Reservoir and Nonreservoir Species.

Visit Dates: June 4 - July 3, 2017


T. miyaoki photo.

Tiago Yuzo Miyaoki (Applied Mathematics, University of Campinas, Brazil)

Tiago Yuzo Miyaoki is a self-supported Visiting Graduate Fellow collaborating on a project with Nourridine Siewe and Suzanne Lenhart on applying control techniques to Zika models.

Visit Dates: May – August 2017


W. Wheeler photo.

Ward Wheeler (Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, NY)

As a NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor, Wheeler gave a seminar and visited with postdoctoral fellows.

Seminar Title: Improvements in tree and network alignment algorithms

Visit Dates: April 17-18, 2017


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Eric Lofgren (Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State Univ.)

Seminar Title: The patient-patch: Recasting hospital epidemiology as an ecology problem

Visit Dates: April 12-13, 2017


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Suzanne Alonzo (Inst. of Marine Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz)

As a NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor, Alonzo gave a seminar and visited with postdoctoral fellows. Host: Sarah Flanagan.

Seminar Title: The social side of sex: Male/female coevolution and social plasticity affect reproductive patterns

Visit Dates: April 10-12, 2017


B. Greening photo.

Brad Greening (National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Disease)

Brad Greening gave a seminar.

Seminar Title: Simple models for public health decision making and emergency response

Visit Dates: April 7, 2017


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(L to R) Tarasov, Miko, Yoder)

Istvan Miko (Entomology, Pennsylvania State Univ.); Matthew Yoder (Entomology, Univ. of Illinois)

Project Title: New ontology-informed approaches for analyzing evolution of discrete morphological traits

Miko and Yoder are collaborating on a project with Sergei Tarasov to develop new ontology-informed methods for modeling the evolution of discrete morphological characters as well as a new trait enrichment approach for summarizing the dynamics of morphological evolution in phenotype.

Visit Dates: March 31 - April 3, 2017



R. Rebarber photo.

Richard Rebarber (Mathematics, Univ. of Nebraska)

Richard Rebarber gave a seminar.

Seminar Title: Feedback control approaches to population management

Visit Dates: March 23-23, 2017


Dina Fonseca (Entomology, Rutgers), Alin Coman (Psychology, Princeton Univ.), Agnesa Redere (Ecology & Evolution, Rutgers Univ.) and Samantha Schwab (Ecology & Evolution, Rutgers Univ.) collaborated with Nina Fefferman on a project to model Zika control effectiveness with feedback in risk perception and associated demand across scales of intervention.

Visit Dates: March 4-6, 2017