Teaching

Current Semester: Fall 2016
  • Life2Math: a mathematical shuttle from molecules to neurons to functions and back
    Intensive Graduate Course, Politecnico di Milano, Italy,November 14-18, 2016
    The principal aims of Life2Math are:
    A1: to disentangle the thread that connects the molecular level in the human body to the development of a nerve signal and its trunsduction into a specific life function, such as vision, thought, heartbeat and movement;
    A2: to translate the results from aim A1 into a mathematical modeling set-up built upon systems of partial and/or ordinary differential equations (PDEs/ODEs) that express the conservation of relevant physical entities such as mass, momentum and energy of a fluid, or the total electric current of a nerve impulse;
    A3: to numerically solve the PDEs/ODEs illustrated in aim A2 through appropriately selected methodologies that, beside being stable and accurate, are capable to reproduce at the discrete level the main conservation properties of the biophysical system under consideration;
    A4: to provide participants a concrete view of the big picture analyzed in aims A1-A3 through the access and on-site visit to the Laboratory of Life Support Systems (Director: Prof. Maria Laura Costantino) and the Mechanobiology Lab (Director: Prof. Manuela T. Raimondi), which are both parts of the LaBS (Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics) at the Politecnico di Milano.
    More information and free registration can be found here.
    Feel free to contact me if you are interested in attending the course.
Past Intensive Graduate and Interdisciplinary Educational Courses Past Graduate Courses Past Undergraduate Courses
  • Calculus for Life Sciences I, IUPUI, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
  • Calculus for Technology I, IUPUI, Fall 2010
  • Calculus for Technology II, IUPUI, Spring 2010, Spring 2014
  • Advance Linear Algebra I, University of Houston, Fall 2009
  • Advance Linear Algebra II, University of Houston, Spring 2009
  • Discrete Mathematics, University of Houston, Spring 2008
  • Concepts in Algebra, University of Houston, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007
  • Engineering Mathematics, University of Houston, Spring 2005

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