Simple and Complex Discrete-time Population Models in
Ecology and Epidemiology
Dates: July 9 - July 15, 2006
(Sunday evening through Saturday afternoon)
This conference exposes faculty teaching undergraduates to the mathematical sciences research enterprise by introducing them to a current research topic relevant to the classroom through a series of lectures by a leading expert and involving them in writing materials useful in the classroom. Participants have the possibility of following up by preparing these materials for publication in the DIMACS Educational Modules Series.
The workshop offers the opportunity for junior faculty as well as mid-level and senior faculty to advance to research questions in a new area of the mathematical sciences. Participants will also acquire materials and gain ideas for seminar presentations and for undergraduate research projects.
This conference is also aimed at reconnecting faculty to the mathematical sciences research enterprise by involving them in a leading research center which is a consortium of Princeton University, Rutgers University, AT&T Labs, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, NEC Research and Telcordia Technologies. There will be opportunities to follow up after the conference by getting connected to DIMACS researchers and other DIMACS programs throughout the year.
PRINCIPAL LECTURER and TOPIC: Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University (ayakubu@Howard.edu)
Simple and Complex Discrete-time Population Models in Ecology and Epidemiology
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Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University (ayakubu@Howard.edu)
GUEST LECTURERS and TOPICS:
Mining the HapMap for Variation in the Biology of Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Georgia M. Dunston, National Human Genome Center, Howard University College of Medicine
Modeling for Malaria Research and Control
F. Ellis McKenzie, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Asamoah Nkwanta, Morgan State University, (email@example.com)
Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sessions will be held at Morgan State University, located in Baltimore, MD.
FUNDS for LODGING, MEALS, and TRAVEL:
It is anticipated that lodging and meals will be provided through NSF funding. Limited funds are expected to be available for travel awards.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Preference will be given to faculty whose primary job is undergraduate teaching. Two-year college faculty are welcome to apply. Faculty from groups under-represented in mathematics and computer science are encouraged to apply. Much of the material to be covered can be incorporated into undergraduate courses in modeling, calculus, analysis, and dynamical systems. We expect participants to have a solid grounding in analysis. Application deadline: March 1, 2006. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Late applications will be considered if space is available.
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To receive more information contact Asamoah Nkwanta, Reconnect Satellite Program Director, or telephone: 443-885-4652.
Reconnect Satellite Program Director
Morgan State University
Department of Mathematics
Carnegie Hall - Room 258
Baltimore, Maryland 21251
To view previous Reconnect programs, please visit the following program web pages:
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