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Timothy Lucas

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 105
Phone: (310) 506-4479

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Duke University, 2006
  • M.A., Mathematics, Duke University, 2001
  • A.B., Mathematics, Occidental College, 2000, With Honors
  • Calculus I, II and III
  • Calculus for Business and Economics
  • Probability, Linear Systems, and Multivariable Optimization
  • Biostatistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Complex Variables
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • L.P. and Barbara Smith Award for Teaching Excellence, Duke University Mathematics Department, August 2004
  • MAA Project NExT Fellow, 2008-2009
  • Member: Mathematical Association of America, American Mathematical Society, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Academic Interests:
  • Fire Ecology
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Parallel Computing
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Stochastic Differential Equations
Selected Works:
  • Junyuan Lin and Timothy A. Lucas. A particle swarm optimization model of emergency airplane evacuations with emotion. Networks and Heterogeneous Media, 10(3):631-646, 2015.
  • Timothy A. Lucas, Garrett Johns, Wancen Jiang, and Lucie Yang. A population model of chaparral vegetation response to frequent wildfires. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 75(12):2324-2345, 2013.
  • Brian Fisher, Timothy A. Lucas, and Araksi Galstyan. The role of iPads in constructing collaborative learning spaces. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 18(3):165-178, 2013.
  • Timothy A. Lucas. Numerical solutions of an immunology model using reaction-diffusion equations with stochastic source terms. SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 49(6), 2011
  • Timothy A. Lucas and Joseph Spivey. A transition course from advanced placement to college calculus. PRIMUS, 21(5):417-433, 2011
  • Timothy A. Lucas. Operator splitting for an immunology model using reaction-diffusion equations with stochastic source terms. SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 46(4), 2008
  • Faheem Mitha, Timothy A. Lucas, Feng Feng, Thomas B. Kepler, and Cliburn Chan. The multiscale systems immunology project: Software for cell-based immunological simulation. Source Code for Biology and Medicine, 3(6), 2008