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April 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Young Named Editor of Mathematics Research Journal

Dr. Todd Young, Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University, has been named Co-Editor-in-Chief of the research journal Dynamical Systems: An International Journal.

Dr. Todd Young

Dr. Todd Young

Dynamical Systems is published by Taylor and Francis four times a year in print and electronic editions. The primary goal of Dynamical Systems (founded as Dynamics and Stability of Systems ) is to act as a forum for communication across all branches of modern dynamical systems, and especially to facilitate interaction between theory and applications.

“My mathematical training included both pure and applied mathematics as well as broad exposure to engineering and the sciences. Much of my research can be characterized as analytic, and sometimes computational and topological, investigation of global dynamics and bifurcations. My early work centered around global saddle-node bifurcations and the description of ‘intermittency’. It was within this context that Ale Jan and I began a series of collaborations,” notes Young in Meet the editors.

“The goal of my work often has been an understanding of dynamics that can result generically in systems. One of my favorite lines of research has been on bifurcations in random dynamical systems with bounded noise. Perturbations in biological systems, for example, are naturally bounded. However, there did not exist an adequate mathematical theory of bifurcations under bounded noise. Ale Jan began studying these problems and made a solid contribution. I was pleased to work with him on parts of that project.

“During the last seven years I have also collaborated heavily with Erik Boczko, a researcher with Ph.D.s in both Biology and Mathematics. We have been studying the cell cycle dynamics of large ensembles of cells as well as the dynamics of pulmonary immunity and early diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumonia. I did not seek to become a “Mathematical Biologist” and I still consider myself instead to be a “Dynamicist studying biological problems”. I have found this work to be a lot of fun, although it is often challenging in ways that are different from pure mathematics,” writes Young.

Dynamical Systems: An International Journal aims to publish high quality research articles in the theory and applications of dynamical systems, especially (but not exclusively) nonlinear systems. Advances in the following topics are addressed by the journal:

  • Differential equations
  • Bifurcation theory
  • Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics
  • Hyperbolic dynamics
  • Ergodic theory
  • Topological and smooth dynamics
  • Random dynamical systems
  • Applications in technology, engineering and natural and life sciences

 

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