Assistant Professor Hwayeon Ryu attended and presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings held virtually for January 6-9, 2021.
Assistant Professor Hwayeon Ryu attended and presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, co-sponsored by American Society of Mathematics (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), virtually held for January 6-9, 2021. Ryu presented her recently-published work, “Bifurcation and sensitivity analysis reveal key drivers of multistability in a model of macrophage polarization,” as an invited speaker to a session entitled “Women Advancing Mathematical Biology Through Computational and Analytical Techniques”. She discussed a mathematical model for polarization of a single macrophage which, despite its simplicity, exhibits complex dynamics in terms of multistability.
Ryu also co-organized an AMS Special Session on “Understanding COVID-19: Mathematical Models to Address the Global Pandemic,” in which 14 invited speakers discussed a variety of mathematical modeling approaches to address challenges related to understanding COVID-19 spread at the population level and the pathology of the disease at the patient level.