PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Mary Anne Raymond.

Title:Behavioral modelling in ecology and epidemiology.
Seminar:Slow Pitch Seminar
Speaker:Timothy Reluga, Penn State University
Abstract:
Behavior, social interactions, and their consequences are potentially the most maliable aspects of human and animal populations that influence the health and wellbeing of those individuals and communities. Many open mathematical problems can be found in this field, with both theoretical and applied flavors. In this talk, I'll outline some of my ongoing work on the analysis of behavior problems in epidemiology and ecology. Time-permitting, I'll discuss optimal social distancing in a flu pandemic, management of disease transmission in a spatially distributed population, and selfish herd theory.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:10 / 06 / 2009
Time:05:00pm - 06:00pm