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Joel Nishimura

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2352
Biography

Dr. Nishimura conducts research in several areas inside of and in the overlap between Network Science, Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Biology.  A unifying feature of these systems is that simple rules can create complex behaviors and/or structures. 

In biological settings, when models built from simple rules are able to capture the key qualitative features of observed behaviors these simple rules suggest generalizable principles, intuitions or forces.  In network settings, simple rules can be the basis for predictive, inferential or statistical algorithms. In engineered settings, simple rules can function as the backbone for surprisingly robust decentralized protocols.  Dr. Nishimura’s past and current work delves into systems from each of these areas.   

Joel Nishimura received his Ph.D from Cornell University in 2013. His Ph.D thesis focused on decentralized coordination and addressing the simplest manner in which a disparate number of actors with limited information can coordinate their timing. In his free time Dr. Nishimura enjoys cooking, hiking and the Arizona weather. His office is CLCC 269.

Research Interests

Network Science, Applied Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Modeling, and Game Theory.

Publications

Please see Google Scholar.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
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MAT 275Modern Differential Equations
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
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MAT 272Calc w/Analytic Geometry III
MAT 472Intermediate Real Analysis I
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
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MAT 272Calc w/Analytic Geometry III
MAT 450Mathematical Models in Biology
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 275Modern Differential Equations
MAT 350Tech/Apps of Applied Math
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 411History and Philosophy of Math
MAT 419Intro to Linear Optimization
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 275Modern Differential Equations
MAT 350Tech/Apps of Applied Math
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 419Intro to Linear Optimization
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction