Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Institute, GSU, 2009-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, GSU, 2007-2009 (joint faculty member from 2009).
  • Affiliate faculty with Institute for Urban Health (PUHR), GSU, 2011-present.
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, Dept. of Mathematics and Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, 2004-2007. Mentor: John Guckenheimer.
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, Dept. of Mathematics and Center for Biodynamics, Boston University, 2001-2004. Mentor: Nancy Kopell.

  • Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2000. Mentor: Bard Ermentrout.
  • Research assistant and computer programmer, Physiological Laboratory,
    Downing St., Cambridge, UK, Summer 1994. Mentor: Horace Barlow.


  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol, UK, 1997-2001. Title: "Techniques for Analysing Multistability in Spiking Neural Networks", supervised by Prof. Alan Champneys.
  • M.Sc., Nonlinear Mathematics, Department of Math., University of Bath, UK, 1996-1997.
  • M.A. Computer Science, Christ's College, University of Cambridge, UK, 1992-1995.
  • Sir Roger Manwood's Grammar School, Sandwich, Kent, UK, 1985-1992.


Student publishing (Dec '11)

My recent graduate class called Introduction to Modeling (NEUR 8790) published a guide accompanying the GSU Biology seminar given by Dr. Carson Chow in December 2011. More details here.

Conference organizing (May '11)
I co-organized a minisymposium on "Multi-level Modeling of Dynamical Systems" at the SIAM Dynamical Systems 2011 meeting in Snowbird, UT, featuring Yannis Kevrekidis, Steve Cox, and Alona Ben-Tal.

GSU grant awards (Summer '11)

I received an URSA Research Initiation Grant as co-PI with Drs. Iman Chahine (CoE) and Mark Grinshpon (Math and Stats) to research the roles of pre-calculus preparation in Calculus I teaching.

I was also awarded a Brains and Behavior Seed Grant as co-PI with Drs. Brad Cooke in the NI and Steve Potter at Georgia Tech, to study sex differences in Micro-Electrode Array preparations of neural cultures.