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Wilson Awarded SIAM Early Career Prize

Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

For his contribution to the field of biomathematics, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Life Sciences has awarded Assistant Professor Dan Wilson the Early Career Prize.

The selection committee recognized Wilson for his outstanding work on coupled oscillators and other mathematical applications to Life Sciences.

Wilson said of his research “model order reduction is often an imperative first step when working with high dimensional oscillatory systems (brain rhythms, cardiac rhythms, circadian rhythms, etc.). However, few mathematical techniques are currently available to accurately represent these highly nonlinear systems. A primary focus of my work has been on the development of analytically tractable model order reduction techniques that are applicable for highly nonlinear systems, ultimately allowing for the development of control algorithms in situations that were previously infeasible. Medical applications made possible by this work represent early steps toward the development of new treatments that stem from pathological brain rhythms, cardiac arrhythmias, or circadian misalignment.”

The SIAM Activity Group on Life Sciences Early Career Prize (SIAG/LS Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to one individual in their early career, in the field of mathematics applied to the life sciences, for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the award year. The nominee’s work must be a significant research contribution to biomathematics.

The SIAM Life Sciences activity group has 793 active members. As part of this award, Wilson will give a plenary talk at the upcoming SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences this July in Pittsburgh.