Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Special Interest Group

Welcome to the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (MCS) Special Interest Group (SIG), a forum for ISoP members

ACoP 9 MCS SIG Events

Meet the MCS SIG luncheon at ACoP 9: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Wednesday, October 10

Featured presentation: Discrete Stochastic Simulation in a Nutshell

Featured Speaker

Dr. Linda Petzold is the Mehrabian Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Computer Science (Chair 2003-2007) and Director of the Computational Science and Engineering Graduate Emphasis at the University of California Santa Barbara. She spent 7 years working at Sandia National Laboratories and 6 years working at Livermore National Laboratory before returning to academia. She is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of ACM, ASME, SIAM, and AAAS. She was named the UCSB Faculty Research Lecturer for 2011, was awarded the SIAM/ACM Prize for Computational Science and Engineering in 2013, received an Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University in 2015, and was awarded the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service in 2016. Her work in numerical algorithms for solving differential equation systems is widely known and used (especially DASSL and LSODA). Her current research focuses on modeling, simulation, and analysis of multiscale systems in biology and medicine.

MCS SIG Poster Award: Opening Session 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Sunday, October 7

Application of optimal control in a multi-objective therapeutic scenario: Optimizing the treatment of prostate cancer (view)

Itziar Irurzun-Arana1,2, Alvaro Janda3, Sergio Ardanza-Trevijano3 and Iñaki F. Trocóniz1,2.

1Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

2IdiSNA, Navarra Institute for Health Research, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

3Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.


MCS SIG Poster Walk: Contributed Posters Session I 3:45 pm- 4:15 pm Monday, October 8

PW-1: The effect of monoclonal antibodies pharmacokinetics on the tumor cells dynamics: A bifurcation analysis , Amirhossein Hajihosseini (U Florida)

PW-2: A Machine Learning, Genetic Algorithm Based Approach to Model Selection for Tumor Growth , Sihang Liu (Univ. Buffalo)

PW-3: Determining the structure of a quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) model for azathioprine metabolism,Vijay K. Siripuram

Mathematical Pharmacology

ACoP8 2017 Symposium on Mathematical Pharmacology: A Distinct Discipline of Pharmacometrics

  • Johan Gabrielsson: A biologist's view of mathematical pharmacology-personal reflections (view)
  • Andy Stein: Two new parameters for characterizing ligand binding systems (view)
  • Gilbert Koch: Different approximations for pharmacokinetic models with target-mediated drug disposition (view)
  • Immanuel Freedman: Estimating parameters of chaotic systems in pharmacology (view)

ACoP8 2017 Podium Presentation of Quality Awards and Trainee Awards

  • Nikhil Pillai: Grid search and chaos synchronization as a tool to uniquely estimate the parameters of a chaotic pharmacological system (view)

International Mathematical Groups and Societies

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is a multidisicplinary organization of 14,000 members in applied mathematics and computational science. SIAM promotes research and applications through 16 scholarly journals, both general and thematic conferences, and a professional newsletter (SIAM News, in print and online). The SIAM Activity Group in the Life Sciences fosters the application of mathematics to the life sciences and research in mathematics that leads to new methods and techniques useful in the life sciences, including drug development. The Life Sciences group has about 850 members and organizes a topical conference in even years.

The Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) is an international organization of thousands of members that combine mathematical and computational tools to study important open problems in the biological sciences presented in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. In addition to yearly meetings there are many award and funding opportunities for members.