• 1997, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
  • 1994, M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University (summa cum laude)
  • 1991, B.Sc.,  Mathematics and Physics, Tel-Aviv University (cum laude)


  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate StudiesDepartment of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012-2016, 2018-present
  • Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of Maryland, College Park, 2011-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of Maryland, College Park, 2007-2011
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Normal Superieure, Paris 2005-2006
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, 2000-2007
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 1998-2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1998-2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 1997-1998
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire d'Analyse Numerique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, 1997-1998
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Mathematics, UCLA, 1996 

Additional Affiliations

  • Pauli Fellow, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, Austria, 2015-present
  • Maryland BioPhysics Program, University of Maryland, 2012-present
  • The Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics,  University of Maryland, 2007-present
  • Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC), University of Maryland, 2007-present
  • BIO-X Program, Stanford University, 2002-2007
  • Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME), Stanford University, 2005-2007
  • The Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics Program (SCCM), Stanford University, 2000-2004

Other Experience

  • Member, Board of Governors, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), 2018-2023
  • Member, Board of Directors, Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB), 2018-2022
  • Member, Advisory Board, FedCentric Technologies, 2016-2017


  • Fellow, Big Ten Academic Leadership Program, 2017-18
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2014
  • Distinguished Scholar Teacher, University of Maryland, 2013
  • Departmental Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2009
  • Keynote speaker: American Mathematical Society briefing in Capitol Hill, US Congress, September 2008.  Video interview at the NSF. 
  • National Science Foundation Career Award, 2002
  • Haim Nessyahu Prize for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Mathematics in Israel, 1998, Israel Mathematical Union (IMU).
  • Nemirovsky Doctoral Fellowship in Mathematics and Computer Science, 1996
  • Ami Harten Award for Excellence in Applied Math Graduate Studies, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1996
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1990, 94
  • M.Sc. Excellence Award, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1992


  • NSF, 2017-2020, Quantifying the Propagation of Resistance to Chemotherapy in Cancer
  • Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation, co-PI with Heiser, Meyer, Nie, and Peyton, 2017-2020, Understanding the Role of Cell Plasticity in Mediating Drug Resistance
  • Simons Foundation, 2015-2021, Mathematical Modeling of Cancer Dynamics
  • UMD-NCI seed grant 2014-2016, co-PI with Jung-Min Lee (Women’s Malignancies Branch, NCI): Modeling Pathways to Therapeutic Targeting of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer and Drug Resistance
  • Army Research Office conference grant, 2013-2014: Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics
  • NSF conference grant, 2014-2016: Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: Theory and Numerics
  • Mathematical Association of America, 2014-2015: Tensor-SUMMA: NBA Math Hoops in Prince Georges County.
  • INRIA International Associated Team, co-PI with Thomas Lepoutre (INRIA Rhone-Alpes): Modeling Leukamia
  • UMD-NCI seed grant 2012-2013, co-PI with Michael Gottesman (Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute): Resistance to chemotherapy enhanced by spatial propagation of environmental signals
  • NSF, Division of Undergraduate Education, 2010-2015, co-PI with Thompson, Ad-Marbach, Nelson, and Fagan (Biology, UMB): MathBench biology modules: expansions of implementation and assessment
  • UMB-UMCP seed grant 2010-2011, co-PI with Jakub Simon (Center for Vaccine Development, UMB): Translational systems biology applied to identifying immunologic correlates in protection in Shigella infection
  • NSF, 2010, PI.  Frontiers in Mathematical Biology: NSF-NIH PIs Meeting
  • NSF/NIGMS 2008-2014, PI with Devaki Bhaya (Carnegie Institution): Social dynamics, signaling, and surface motility in Cyanobacteria
  • NIH R01, 2008-2013, Co-PI with Peter Lee (Hematology, Stanford): Interplay between cancer and immune cells on targeted therapy
  • NIH R01, 2006-2009, With Lei Xing (PI, Radiation Oncology, Stanford): Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) dose optimization
  • DOD, 2006-2011, With Peter Lee (PI, Hematology, Stanford) and Susan Holmes (Statistics, Stanford): Immunobiology, systems biology, and immunotherapy of breast cancer
  • NSF Career, 2002-2007, PI: Partial differential equation-based image processing with applications to radiation oncology 

Editorial Board

  • Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (BMB)
  • SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (SINUM), 2007-2012
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B 
  • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems 
  • Advances in Numerical Analysis, 2008-2018
  • Mathematics Applied in Science and Technology
  • Le Matematiche
  • Acta Applicandae Mathematicae
  • Frontiers in Systems Biology
  • Cancer Research
  • Applied Mathematics Modelling
  • Guest Editor of a special issue of Algorithms on "Algorithms for Applied Mathematics"
  • Guest Editor: PLoS Computational Biology

Selected Outreach Activities

  • SIAM Representative in the CNSF: Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibit, Capitol Hill, May 2014
  • Member, American Mathematical Society Menger Prize Committee (for high-school students), 2007-2010
  • Member, American Mathematical Society Liaison Committee to the AAAS, 2014-2016

Selected Invited Talks