Math Modeling, Young Modelers

Collaborative Website: InitMathBio

Although most people can recognize the utility of collaborative workshops, and they are increasing in popularity, how to match possible collaborators together remains a problem. After all, hands-on experience is the best educator, particularly for skeptics of computational methods. A couple years ago I developed a research interest based matchmaking program and put it into… Continue reading Collaborative Website: InitMathBio

Biology, Computation, Math Modeling

Why do we need mathematical modeling in biology?

Mathematical modeling is a relatively new field. You may be more aware of a subfield of biology called bioinformatics or computational biology. These tend to deal with larger data sets, studying them using more algorithmic methods. Computational biology also refers to mathematical biology, or an even mixture of mathematics and computer science as applied to… Continue reading Why do we need mathematical modeling in biology?