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Kissler, Stephen M

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • I develop mathematical models and computational tools to help anticipate, manage, and recover from infectious disease outbreaks. I study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases across scales, from within-host to community-level to global transmission dynamics. I also study how infectious diseases intersect with the educational, health, and economic sectors.


  • Pandemic preparedness; infectious disease control; crisis management


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courses taught

  • CSCI 2897 - Calculating Biological Quantities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Master practical mathematical techniques for representing and analyzing biological quantities of different kinds. Develop mathematical intuition about biological calculations. Learn to model and solve simple feedback processes. Learn to model and solve simple accumulation processes. Learn to model and decompose simple vector spaces. Learn standard approximation and optimization strategies. Adapt and combine methods to solve real-world problems. Background in biology not required. This course is intended for students who are interested in Computational Biology, but will not take Differential Equations (APPM 2360/MATH 3430) as part of their degree plan. Does not count as Computer Science credit for Computer Science majors or minor.
  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.


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