Lab Mission

We develop mathematical and computational models for  physical and biological processes using tools from applied mathematics and computational physics. This includes nonlinear deterministic models, stochastic models, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) modeling, and data assimilation methods. I am currently looking for interested Ph.D. students in broad areas of cancer modeling and some specialized areas of fluid mechanics including atmospheric/oceanographic vortex dynamics, and Stokes flows. More information on our Computational Oncology Lab. Please send an email (

Recent Publications

  • Entropy, complexity, and Markov diagrams for random walk cancer models, to appear, Nature Scientific Reports (2014)
  • Fourier-ring descriptor to characterize rare circulating cells from images generated using immunofluorescence microscopy, to appear, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics (2014)
  • The thrombotic potential of circulating tumor cell microemboli: Computational modeling of circulating tumor cell coagulation, to appear, AJP Cell Physiology (2014)
  • Coins falling in water, J. Fluid Mech. 742, 243-253 (2014)