# User:Ben G. Fitzpatrick

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Ben G. Fitzpatrick LMU Department of Mathematics 2726 University Hall 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045 USA

I work in the Mathematics Department at Loyola Marymount University, where I serve as the Clarence J. Wallen, S.J., Chair of Mathematics. I learned about OpenWetWare from Dr. Kam Dahlquist of LMU, and I've joined to participate in Dahlquist's Lab wiki and to co-manage our course, Biomathematical Modeling (Math 388/Biol 398).

## Education

- 1988, PhD, Brown University, Division of Applied Mathematics
- 1986, ScM, Brown University, Division of Applied Mathematics
- 1983, MPS (Master of Probability and Statistics), Auburn University
- 1981, BS, Auburn University, Department of Mathematics

## Research interests

- Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Ecology. I am especially interested in deterministic and stochastic approaches to modeling the dynamics of living systems. Current projects include transcriptional networks controlling environmental stress in
*Saccharomyces cerevisiae*and energy budgets and reproductive success for*Argiope trifasciata*. More theoretical work is on-going in rate distribution models for understanding diversity and survival-of-the-fittest in populations. - Statistical Analysis of Biological Systems under Stress. I am working with LMU biologists on various problems of detecting the response of bacteria, plants, and animals to environmental stresses, particularly heavy metal contaminants, in the Ballona Wetlands of Los Angeles.

## Publications

- , R., A. Ackleh, B. Fitzpatrick, G. Jacquez, J. Thibodeaux, R. Rommel, and N. Simonsen (2009) “Ecosystems Modeling of College Drinking: Development of a Deterministic Compartmental Model,”,
*J. Studies Alc Drugs,*70, 805-821. - , A., B. Fitzpatrick, R. Scribner, N. Simonsen, and J. Thibodeaux (2009) “Parameter Estimation in Ecosystems Modeling of College Drinking,”
*Math Comp Model,*50 (3/4), 2009, pp. 481-497. - , A., Fitzpatrick, B.G., and Theime, H. (2005) Rate Distributions and Survival of the Fittest.
*Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B,*5: 917–928. - , A.S., Marshall, D., Fitzpatrick, B.G., and Heatherly, H. (1999) Survival of the Fittest in a Generalized Logistic Model.
*Math Models and Methods in Appl. Sci.,*9: 1379–1391. - , B. G. (2008) “Statistical Considerations and Techniques for Understanding Physiological Data, Modeling, and Treatments,”
*Cardio Eng,*Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 135-143. - , B.G. (1991) Bayesian Analysis in Inverse Problems.
*Inverse Problems,*7: 675–702. - , B.G. (1995) Statistical Tests of Fit in Estimation Problems for Structured Population Modeling.
*Quart. Appl. Math.,*53: 105–128.