David Bortz
Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics

Campus Office: ECOT 234

Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado, Box 526
Boulder, CO 80309-0526

The primary research in my group is on mathematical biology, specifically bacterial community population dynamics and biomechanics, cellular migration, infectious diseases, and designs for an artificial pancreas. I also have projects on information theoretic model selection, computational experimental design, and probabilistic numerical computations. These projects have been financially supported by NSF, NIH, DOD, DOE, and NVIDIA.

Members of the group have gone to top-tier graduate programs (Berkeley, Caltech, Cambridge, Northwestern, Arizona, etc.) as well as ended up in positions at research-oriented (U. Adelaide, Air Force Research Lab) and teaching-oriented (Harvey Mudd, Olin College, Air Force Academy) institutions and in industry (Mathworks). They have also won several national and international awards, e.g., NSF-GRFP (4), DOE-CSGF (1), DOD-NDSEG (1), and Gates-Cambridge Fellowship (1).

Research interests: 

  • Mathematical Biology
  • Nonlinear Phenomena
  • Physical Applied Mathematics