New York University
copos [at] cims [dot] nyu [dot] edu
I am a Courant Instructor at the Courant Institute. My research is in mathematical biology and I am very fortunate to work with amazing people on these projects: Prof. Alex Mogilner and Prof. Bob Guy.
Before moving to NYU, I taught high school mathematics at The Mathematics & Science High School at Clover Hill. I received a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of California, Davis. Over the years, I have had ample opportunities to travel the globe, eat delicious food, and meet people: Lyon, France, Machu Picchu, Peru, Mont Blanc, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Big Sur, California.
My research interests include mathematical biology, numerical methods, and scientific and high performance computing.
I use mathematical and computational models to understand how changes in the material properties of a living cell allow the cell to achieve a mechanical process such as movement. It is widely recognized that cells detect, react, and adapt to external mechanical stresses. For example, for certain processes a cell behaves like a fluid-filled sponge while for longer timescales the cell may behave more like a fluid. My broad goal is to provide insight into how external stresses generate internal mechanical changes in a cell. I use numerical methods and fast computational implementations to study these types of problems.
Currently (Spring semester 2018): Calculus 3.
Last updated 06/18/2018.
A porous viscoelastic model for the cell cytoskeleton
ANZIAM Journal, Vol. 59, 472-498, April 2018.
Mechanosensitive adhesion explain stepping motility in amoeboid cells
C.A.Copos, S.Walcott, J.C.Del Alamo, E.Bastounis, A.Mogilner, R.D.Guy
Biophysical Journal, Vol. 112, 2672-2682, June 2017.
A poroelastic immersed boundary method with applications to cell biology
W.Strychalski, C.A.Copos, O.L.Lewis, R.D.Guy
Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 282, 77-97, February 2015.
Shared autocorrelation property of sequences
C.Bodea, C.A.Copos, M.F.Der, D.O'Neal, J.A.Davis
IEEE: Transactions on Information Theory , Vol. 57, 3805-809, June 2011.