Ami E. Radunskaya

Professor of Mathematics; On leave Spring 2022
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Among Ami Radunskaya’s areas of expertise are mathematical modeling of tumor growth and treatment, dynamical systems and analysis of non-linear models of power systems. She is co-director of EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) as well as the President of the EDGE Foundation.  EDGE is a national program designed to increase the number of women students, particularly minority women, successfully completing graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. 

    As a former president of the Association for Women in Mathematics (2017-2019), one of her goals is to build community between all types of mathematicians by supporting a unified network of members, and by paying attention to the needs of all members.  Aspiring mathematicians don’t all have equal access to research opportunities, graduate school, internships, post-docs, jobs and recognition.  As AWM President, she works within the association and with other groups to facilitate access to opportunities in mathematics.  She hopes that the organization can use its collective strength to build and support a diverse mathematical community.

    In 2014, she was featured in the independent film, The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, a documentary that spotlighted positive and powerful women who are excelling in traditionally male-dominated fields as role models for young women beginning their careers.

    Research Interests

    • Dynamical systems
    • Stochastic processes
    • Applications of dynamical systems to instrument modeling, sound generation, and interactive composition
    • Mathematical modeling of tumor growth and treatment
    • Analysis of non-linear models of power systems

    Areas of Expertise

    MATHEMATICS

    • Dynamical systems
    • Stochastic processes
    • Mathematical modeling
    • Non-linear models of power systems
  • Work

    Work

    Co-Editor with Y. Kuang, J. Li, B. Li and U. Ledzewic; special issue of the journal Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B (DCDSB) entitled "Mathematical Biology and Medicine," September, 2009 as Volume 12, No. 2 (issue includes her article with others "Predicting the Drug Release Kinetics of Matrix Tablets")

    With R. Williamson and R. Yinger, “A Dynamic Analysis of the Stability of a Network of Induction Generators,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 657-663, May 2008

    With L.G. de Pillis and C.L. Wiseman, “Comment on: A Validated Mathematical Model of Cell-Mediated Immune Response to Tumor Growth,” Cancer Research, Vol. 67, No. 17 (2007) pp. 8420

    With L.G. de Pillis and D.G. Mallet, "Spatial Tumor-Immune Modeling" (reprint), special issue devoted to Cancer and Medical Treatment Modeling in the Journal of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 2-3, June-September 2006, pp.159-176

    With L.G. de Pillis, “Some Promising Approaches to Tumor-Immune Modeling," Mathematical Studies on Human Disease Dynamics: Emerging Paradigms and Challenges, AMS Contemporary Mathematics Series (in press)

    With L.G. de Pillis and W. Gu, "Mixed immunotherapy and chemotherapy of tumors: modeling, applications and biological interpretations," Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 238, No. 4, pp.841-862, Feb 2006

    With L.G. de Pillis and C. Wiseman, "A Validated Mathematical Model of Cell-Mediated Immune Response to Tumor Growth," Cancer Research, 65 (17), September 2005

    Selected Recordings

    "The Harem Girl," by Chris Darrow and Max Budda, TAXIM Records, 1999; Film scene, "Esh," film directed and produced by Daphne Lapidot; "A Wild and Reckless Place," The Virtuoso in the Computer Age, Centaur Records

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D.
    Stanford University

    Bachelor of Arts
    University of California, Berkeley

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Calculus II with Applications to Life Sciences
    • Differential Equations/Modeling
    • Discrete Dynamical Systems & Chaos
    • Independent Research in Mathematics
    • Probability
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2017

    Pomona College, Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012

    EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), co-director of the national program designed to increase the number of women students, particularly minority women, successfully completing graduate programs in the mathematical sciences, 2003-2011 (more information at www.edgeforwomen.org); Co-Director, 2011 - present

    Irvine Foundation Award for Distinguished Faculty Mentor, 2003

    Stanford University, Alfred Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1991