Dean of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences and R.P. Authement Eminent Scholar and Endowed Chair in Computational Mathematics
201 Oliver Hall
Azmy Ackleh's webpage
Ph.D. 1993 University of Tennessee at Knoxville
M.S. 1990 University of Tennessee at Knoxville
B.S. 1988 Cumberland College
Azmy S. Ackleh is Professor of Mathematics and Dean of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Ackleh received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1993. He then joined the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University as a postdoctoral fellow.
In 1995, he came to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, moving through the ranks to Professor of Mathematics and heading the Mathematics Department from 2011-2013. He was appointed Dean of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences in 2013.
Dean Ackleh's main research focus is Mathematical Biology. Some of his recent projects involve amphibian dynamics, the interaction between blue and yellow irises, and the impact of oil spills on marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and a graduate-level textbook. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering since 2009. He served as the major advisor for 12 Ph.D. students who have graduated and is currently directing four more Ph.D. students. From 2003-2011, he served as the project director of the Undergraduate Biomathematics Program and directed the research of more than 30 undergraduate students. He obtained more than $8M in grant funding from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and served as the Principal Investigator on the vast majority of these grants.
Selected research publications:
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Lyons, Rainey and Saintier, Nicolas, Finite difference schemes for a structured population model in the space of measures, Math. Biosci. Eng. 17 (2020) no. 1, 745--775.
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Saintier, Nicolas and Skrzeczkowski, Jakub, Sensitivity equations for measure-valued solutions to transport equations, Math. Biosci. Eng. 17 (2020) no. 1, 514--537.
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Hossain, Md Istiaq and Veprauskas, Amy and Zhang, Aijun, Persistence and stability analysis of discrete-time predator-prey models: a study of population and evolutionary dynamics, J. Difference Equ. Appl. 25 (2019) no. 11, 1568--1603.
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Miller, Robert L., A numerical method for a nonlinear structured population model with an indefinite growth rate coupled with the environment, Numer. Methods Partial Differential Equations 35 (2019) no. 6, 2348--2374.
- Ackleh, A. S. and Caswell, H. and Chiquet, R. A. and Tang, T. and Veprauskas, A., Sensitivity analysis of the recovery time for a population under the impact of an environmental disturbance, Nat. Resour. Model. 32 (2019) no. 1, e12166, 22.
- Veprauskas, Amy and Ackleh, Azmy S. and Tang, Tingting, Examining the effect of reoccurring disturbances on population persistence with application to marine mammals, J. Theoret. Biol. 455 (2018), 109--117.
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Miller, Robert L., A model for the interaction of phytoplankton aggregates and the environment: approximation and parameter estimation, Inverse Probl. Sci. Eng. 26 (2018) no. 2, 152--182.
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Ma, Baoling and Tang, Tingting, A high resolution finite difference method for a model of structured susceptible-infected populations coupled with the environment, Numer. Methods Partial Differential Equations 33 (2017) no. 5, 1420--1458.
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Ma, Baoling and Miller, Robert, A general nonlinear model for the interaction of a size-structured population and its environment: well-posedness and approximation, Quart. Appl. Math. 74 (2016) no. 4, 671--704..
- Ackleh, Azmy S. and Cleveland, John and Thieme, Horst R., Population dynamics under selection and mutation: long-time behavior for differential equations in measure spaces, J. Differential Equations 261 (2016) no. 2, 1472--1505.