Professor of Mathematics

University of Maryland

- 1997, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
- 1994, M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University (summa cum laude)
- 1991, B.Sc., Mathematics and Physics, Tel-Aviv University (cum laude)

- Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2020-present
- Director, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of Maryland, 2020-present
- Acting Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2019-2020
- Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012-2016, 2018-2019
- Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of Maryland, College Park, 2011-present
- Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of Maryland, College Park, 2007-2011
- Visiting Professor, Ecole Normal Superieure, Paris 2005-2006
- Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, 2000-2007
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 1998-2000
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1998-2000
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 1997-1998
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire d'Analyse Numerique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, 1997-1998
- Visiting Scholar, Department of Mathematics, UCLA, 1996

- Pauli Fellow, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2015-present
- Maryland BioPhysics Program, University of Maryland, 2012-present
- The Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, University of Maryland, 2007-present
- Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC), University of Maryland, 2007-present
- BIO-X Program, Stanford University, 2002-2007
- Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME), Stanford University, 2005-2007
- The Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics Program (SCCM), Stanford University, 2000-2004

- Member, Board of Governors, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), 2018-2023
- Member, Board of Directors, Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB), 2018-2022
- Member, Advisory Board, FedCentric Technologies, 2016-2017

- Fellow, Big Ten Academic Leadership Program, 2017-18
- Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2014
- Distinguished Scholar Teacher, University of Maryland, 2013
- Departmental Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2009
- Keynote speaker: American Mathematical Society briefing in Capitol Hill, US Congress, September 2008. Video interview at the NSF.
- National Science Foundation Career Award, 2002
- Haim Nessyahu Prize for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Mathematics in Israel, 1998, Israel Mathematical Union (IMU).
- Nemirovsky Doctoral Fellowship in Mathematics and Computer Science, 1996
- Ami Harten Award for Excellence in Applied Math Graduate Studies, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1996
- Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1990, 94
- M.Sc. Excellence Award, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1992

- UMD-NCI seed grant, 2020-2021: co-PI with Peter Choyke and Noriko Sato (Molecular Imaging Program): Increasing the Efficacy of Dendritic Cell Vaccines in Melanoma and Lymphoma
- UMD-NCI seed grant, 2019-2021: co-PI with Xin Wang, Julian Candia (Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis), Eric Slud: Multi-Level Liver Cancer Studies Integrating Intra- and Inter-Tumor Heterogeneity and Systems Biology.
- NSF, 2017-2020, Quantifying the Propagation of Resistance to Chemotherapy in Cancer
- Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation, co-PI with Heiser, Meyer, Nie, and Peyton, 2017-2020, Understanding the Role of Cell Plasticity in Mediating Drug Resistance
- Simons Foundation, 2015-2021, Mathematical Modeling of Cancer Dynamics
- UMD-NCI seed grant 2014-2016, co-PI with Jung-Min Lee (Women’s Malignancies Branch, NCI): Modeling Pathways to Therapeutic Targeting of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer and Drug Resistance
- Army Research Office conference grant, 2013-2014: Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics
- NSF conference grant, 2014-2016: Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics
- Mathematical Association of America, 2014-2015: Tensor-SUMMA: NBA Math Hoops in Prince Georges County.
- INRIA International Associated Team, co-PI with Thomas Lepoutre (INRIA Rhone-Alpes): Modeling Leukamia
- UMD-NCI seed grant 2012-2013, co-PI with Michael Gottesman (Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute): Resistance to chemotherapy enhanced by spatial propagation of environmental signals
- NSF, Division of Undergraduate Education, 2010-2015, co-PI with Thompson, Ad-Marbach, Nelson, and Fagan (Biology, UMB): MathBench biology modules: expansions of implementation and assessment
- UMB-UMCP seed grant 2010-2011, co-PI with Jakub Simon (Center for Vaccine Development, UMB): Translational systems biology applied to identifying immunologic correlates in protection in Shigella infection
- NSF, 2010, PI. Frontiers in Mathematical Biology: NSF-NIH PIs Meeting
- NSF/NIGMS 2008-2014, PI with Devaki Bhaya (Carnegie Institution): Social dynamics, signaling, and surface motility in Cyanobacteria
- NIH R01, 2008-2013, Co-PI with Peter Lee (Hematology, Stanford): Interplay between cancer and immune cells on targeted therapy
- NIH R01, 2006-2009, With Lei Xing (PI, Radiation Oncology, Stanford): Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) dose optimization
- DOD, 2006-2011, With Peter Lee (PI, Hematology, Stanford) and Susan Holmes (Statistics, Stanford): Immunobiology, systems biology, and immunotherapy of breast cancer
- NSF Career, 2002-2007, PI: Partial differential equation-based image processing with applications to radiation oncology

- Chapman & Hall / CRC Mathematical Biology Series
- Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (BMB)
- SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (SINUM), 2007-2012
- Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B
- Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
- Advances in Numerical Analysis, 2008-2018
- Mathematics Applied in Science and Technology
- Le Matematiche
- Acta Applicandae Mathematicae
- Frontiers in Systems Biology
- Cancer Research
- Applied Mathematics Modelling
- PLoS One
- Guest Editor of a special issue of Algorithms on "Algorithms for Applied Mathematics"
- Guest Editor: PLoS Computational Biology

- SIAM Representative in the CNSF: Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibit, Capitol Hill, May 2014
- Member, American Mathematical Society Menger Prize Committee (for high-school students), 2007-2010
- Member, American Mathematical Society Liaison Committee to the AAAS, 2014-2016

- Invited talk: Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-Organization in Biological Sciences”, Erwin Schrodinger Institute, Vienna, November 2020
- Keynote speaker: 2nd International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Oncology (ISMCO-2020), San Diego, October 2020
- Keynote speaker: Wing Lectures, University of Rochester, November 2019
- Invited talk: Scientific Computing Meets Machine Learning and Life Sciences, Texas Tech, October 2019
- Invited talk: Immuno-Oncology Summit, Cambridge Innovation Institute, Boston, August 2019
- Invited talk: 1st Latin American School in Applied Mathematics, Quito, Ecuador, June 2019. A movie about the school.
- Invited talk: The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research, Indiana Universtiy Public Health Training, June 2019
- Invited talk: Statistical Physics Approaches to Systems Biology, Havana Cuba, February 2019
- Advances in Applied Mathematics, Tel Aviv University, December 2018
- Mathematical Challenges in the Analysis of Continuum Models for Cancer Growth, Evolution and Therapy, CMO-BIRS, November 2018
- Differential Equations Arising from Organizing Principles in Biology, Oberwolfach, September 2018
- Rational Combination Cancer Immunotherapy, Immuno-Oncology Summit, Boston, August 2018
- Mathematical Perspectives in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics, CIRM, France, July 2018
- Can Physics and Mathematics Impact the Development of Tumor Immunotherapy? Society for Immunotherpay in Cancer (SITC) 2017 Hot Topics Symposium, Gaylor National Harbor, November 2017
- Plenary talk: Biology and Medicine through Mathematics, VCU, May 2017
- Plenary talk: Frontiers of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Penn State, May 2017
- Applied Mathematics in Germinating Oncology Solutions, National Cancer Institute, March 2016
- Invited talk: Micro and Macro Systems in the Life Sciences, Bedlewo, Poland, June 2015
- Keynote: Joint Integrative Cancer Biology Program and Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers Mathematical Modeling Meeting, Moffitt Cancer Center, February 2015
- Invited talk: Cancer and the Immune System, MBI, Ohio, November 2014
- Invited talk: Workshop on Systems Biology, Peking University, September 2014
- Plenary talk: International Workshop on Numerical Methods and Emerging Computational Challenges in Mathematical Biology, Dundee, UK, May 2014
- Plenary talk: PDEs and Dynamical Systems in Biology, Bar Ilan University, Israel, October 2013
- Invited talk: Cell Dynamics in Cancer, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, June 2013
- Invited short course: CRM Montreal Scientific Computing Days, Montreal, May 2013
- Plenary speaker: Sydney International Workshop on Math Models of Tumor-Immune System Dynamics, Sydney, Australia, January 2013
- Invited talk: Leverhulme International Network: Numerical and Analytical Solution of Stochastic Delay Differential Equations, University of Chester, UK, September 2011
- Recent Development in Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Multicellular Structures, ICIAM Mini-Symposium, Vancouver, July 2011
- Invited talk: International Conference in Honor of Saul Abarbanel's 80th Birthday, Tel Aviv, June 2011
- Flow Structure Interactions, Special Session, AMS Western Section, Las Vegas, April 2011
- Invited talk: SIAM Great Lakes Conference on Modeling and Numerical PDEs in Mathematical Biology and Applications, Oakland University, Michigan, April 2011
- Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine, Special Session, AMS Southeastern Section, Richmond, VA, November 2010
- Invited talk: 1st International Workshop on Differential and Integral Equations with Application in Biology and Medicine, Samos, Greece, September 2010
- Invited talk: "Mathematical Modeling of the Immune Response, Cancer Growth, and Treatments", MathFest, Pittsburgh, August 2010.
- Invited talk: 1st International Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Systems Biology, Tel Aviv University, Israel, January 2010
- Invited talk: Mathematical Developments Arising from Biology, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, November 2009
- Invited talk: Scottish Computational Math Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2009
- Mutiscale Analysis of Self-Organization in Biology, Banff, Canada, July 2009
- Keynote speaker: Math Biology Workshop: on building an interdisciplinary career, University of Utah, May 2009
- Plenary talk: Joe Keller's 85 Birthday Conference, Stanford University, October 2008
- Keynote speaker: American Mathematical Society briefing in Capitol Hill, US Congress, September 2008
- Invited talk: IEEE Signal Processing Washington Chapter, November 2007
- Invited talk: 2007 Clifford Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans, March 2007
- Invited talk: Eleventh international conference on hyperbolic problems (HYP 2006), Lyon, France, July 2006
- Invited talk: Biology and control theory: current challenges, Toulouse, France, April 2006
- Plenary talk: Numerical methods for viscosity solutions and applications, Rome, Italy, September 2004
- Plenary talk: Equation de Saint Venant, Bourget-du-Lac, France, May 2002
- Oberwolfach conferences: "Mathematical Biology", "Hyperbolic Conservation Laws".
- Colloquium and seminar talks: Brown, George Washington, Georgia Tech, University of Vienna, Cornell, New Jersey Tech, University of Arizona, University of Utah, Columbia, Arizona State, Duke, Rutgers, ENS Paris, Maryland, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, UC San Diego, Michigan State, Toronto, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser, Oakland University, Murray State, Towson, North Carolina State, Tulane, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Davis,...

- Stiff Sources and Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws (with Perthame), AIM, Palo Alto, 2005
- Numerical Methods for Geophysical Flows (with Kurganov), SIAM, New Orleans, 2005
- Numerical Methods for Optimal Control in High Dimensions (with Oberman and Mitchell), AIM, Palo Alto, 2005
- Numerical Methods for Degenerate Elliptic Equations and Applications (with Souganidis, Oberman and Mitchell), PIMS, Banff, 2006
- Frontiers in Mathematical Biology, NSF-NIH PIs Meeting 2010, University of Maryland
- Frontiers in Mathematical Biology, Young Investigators Conference, University of Maryland, 2012
- SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Orlando, 2013
- Translating Cancer Data and Models to Clinical Practice, UCLA, 2014
- Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics of PDEs, Bethesda, 2014
- Mathematical Approaches to Breast Cancer Initiation and Dormancy, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 2014
- Models in Cancer Therapy, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2015
- Models in Cancer Therapy, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2016
- Frontiers in Mathematical Oncology, Young Investigators Conference, University of Maryland, 2017
- Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2017
- NCI-UMD Annual Symposium, NCI/NIH, 2018
- Mathematical Models in Cancer, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2018
- SIAM Life Sciences, Minneapolis, 2018
- Pauli Symposium on “How Many Mathematics?!”, Vienna, Austria, 2018
- Invited SIAM minisyposium on Mathematical Models in Cancer, JMM, Baltimore, 2019
- NCI-UMD Annual Symposium, NCI/NIH, 2019
- Mathematical Models in Cancer, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2019
- First International Symposium on Mathematics and Computational Oncology (ISMCO 2019), Lake Tahoe, 2019
- NCI-UMD Annual Symposium, NCI/NIH, 2020
- QBio 2020, University of Maryland, 2020
- Second International Symposium on Mathematics and Computational Oncology (ISMCO 20120), San Diego, 2020