This one credit hour class will cover a variety of mathematical methods
in applications to different areas of life sciences.
The class is conceived as an introduction to a very wide area,
characterized by diverse mathematical methods and diverse applications,
and therefore the focus will be on the breadth, rather than on the
Mathematical concepts will be introduced in a problem-driven way. We
start with real life sciences problems and discuss appropriate
mathematical models of the processes considered. We will learn more
about biology involved in the processes under consideration and we will
discuss meaning, strengths and weaknesses of different mathematical
models for the same process. We will also present the necessary
mathematical apparatus for the model analysis.
By the end of the class, you will gain general knowledge of the
mathematical methods used in various life sciences applications as well
as some practical knowledge of some particular subfields. You will also
have a chance to get a more in-depth exploration by working on a
project in your area of interest. Towards the end of the class, we will
have several guest lectures, delivered by applied mathematicians from
the Department of Mathematical Sciences, as well as by faculty from the
School of Medicine engaged in biomathematics research. You will have a
chance to interact with all of them.
By the end of the class, you will surely be more prepared for your
academic and/or industrial careers.
Undergraduate Summer Research Program 2013, May 20 - August 16, 2013
joint initiative with the NSF-funded Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(MBI) in Columbus (OH)
The goal of this MBI NSF-funded program is to introduce students to
exciting new areas of mathematical biology, to involve them in
collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors, and to
increase their interest in mathematical biology.
The program consists of three parts - each including a mix of
educational and social experiences:
May 20-31, 2013: A high quality two-week program at MBI designed
to introduce students to a variety of areas in mathematical
June 3 - August 9, 2013: A
personalized eight-to-ten week research experience (at one of the seven
partner universities, including IUPUI) that allows students to delve
into depth in a particular topic (click here
to know more about the
topics offered at IUPUI).
August 12 - 16, 2013: A one-week student-centered conference at MBI featuring talks and posters by students
doing research in mathematical biology, keynotes by prominent
mathematical biologists, a graduate studies recruitment fair, and other
special features including a conference dinner and social event
To learn more about the MBI-REU program in 2012 click here.
SIAM Student Chapter at IUPUI
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
is a national
organization dedicated to promoting interest in applied mathematics and
providing a community for mathematicians from various fields. The study
of applied mathematics and computational methods are necessary and
essential tools to confront and solve many real-world problems. Through
its publications, research, and community, SIAM strives to promote
unity and build cooperation between mathematicians and the various
worlds of science and technology for the purpose of generating progress
on these frontiers.