User:Tcomar

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Timothy D. Comar

I am interested in biological modeling and studying the dynamics of models of ecological systems (particularly, integrated pest management systems), the spread of diseases with or without vaccination strategies, and biological networks, including gene regulatory networks. I am interested in computing-intensive modeling, impulsive and delay differential equations, and, algebraic and discrete modeling, including agent-based modeling. I also expertise in low-dimensional topology, including knot theory, hyperbolic manifolds, and Kleinian groups.

Additionally, I am committed to mentoring undergraduate research students and involving them in my research projects. I also developing a biocalculus textbook with IBA Fellows James Peirce and Olcay Akman.


My Current Research Interests

Ecological Modeling

I am particularly interested in studying the dynamics of integrated pest management systems and strategies. I primarily use impulsive differential equations, impulsive delay differential equation, and agent-based models. I also consider models with stochastic behavior.

Epidemiological Modeling

I am interested in the modeling the spread the disease with and without vaccination strategies. I am particularly interested in modeling epidemic models with pulse vaccination strategies. For this, I primarily use impulsive differential equations, impulsive delay differential equation, and agent-based models. I also consider models with stochastic behavior.

Biological Networks

I am interested in modeling the dynamics of gene regulatory networks using Boolean models, and finite dynamical systems, and related models incorporating stochastic behavior.

Computing-Intensive Modeling and Evolutionary Computing

I am interested in incorporating computing-intensive modeling and evolutionary computing techniques into the general investigations described above. Interests include MCMC, genetic algorithms, and neural networks.


My Editorial Assignments

Letters in Biomathematics

Section Editor, Letters in Biomathematics

Spora

Section Editor, Spora

Contact Info

You can reach me at tcomar@ben.edu.