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.
Scott Nuismer (Biological Sciences, Univ. of Idaho)
Seminar Title: Evaluating the promise of a transmissible vaccine
Visit Dates: November 14-15, 2017
Fola Agusto (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Kansas)
Project Title: Game Theory for Zika Control Coordination
Fola Augusto is collaborating with Christina Edholm and Nina Fefferman to build a models to explore the impacts of Zika virus control efforts that respond to epidemiological risk and/or community level risk perception.
Visit Dates: November 8-10, 2017
Anna Fiedler (Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen)
Project Title: Modeling of the interplay between tuberculosis bacteria and immune response
Anna Fiedler will visit to collaborate on a project with Vitaly Ganusov to model the interplay between tuberculosis bacteria and immune response.
Visit Dates: August 16 - September 22, 2017
Oyita Udiani (Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation)
Project Title: Learning in models of animal behavior: A novel game-theoretical approach
Oyita Udiani (Applied Mathematics for the Life & Social Sciences, Arizona State Univ.), a Visiting Scholar at NIMBioS, is using colony founding behavior in paper wasps (Polistes spp.) to develop a framework for the study of learning in games with stochastic payoffs. He will be collaborating with Nina Fefferman.
Visit Dates: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018
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
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 (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
Tiago Yuzo Miyaoka (Applied Mathematics, University of Campinas, Brazil)
Visit Dates: May – December 2017
View video about Tiago's research: Understanding Zika
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
Eric Lofgren (Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State Univ.)
Visit Dates: April 12-13, 2017
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.
Visit Dates: April 10-12, 2017
Brad Greening (National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Disease)
Brad Greening gave a seminar.
Visit Dates: April 7, 2017
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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
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