College of Letters and Science Distinguished Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Center for Computational Biology
Tomáš Gedeon, professor in mathematical sciences and a member of the Center for Computational Biology, has been appointed as a Letters and Science Distinguished Professor, the highest honor the College of Letters and Sciences bestows upon a faculty member in the college. The appointment was made in recognition of Gedeon’s contributions to the college, to MSU and to the scholarly community at large, said Dean Paula Lutz. The appointment is for three years. Gedeon will give a public lecture during the 2013 spring semester.
Gedeon’s contributions to a wide range of applied mathematical problems are nationally and internationally recognized. Over the last few years, he has published several important papers in mathematical neuroscience, systems biology and mathematical biology, and has developed an international reputation for his excellent and insightful contributions to our understanding of the structure and function of biological systems.
His publication record is very prolific, with 69 papers published in many of the most prestigious journals available to applied mathematicians, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the Journal of Computational Neuroscience, and the Journal of Mathematical Biology. He has a sustained and impressive record of grant funding. Since 1996, he has been the principal investigator (PI) on National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grants totaling $1,234,000, and a co-PI on grants totaling $4,292,000.
In 2010, Gedeon received the MSU Cox Family Award for Creative Scholarship and Teaching in recognition of his creative approaches to applied problems and immersion in biology and neuroscience, as well as his dedication to mentoring students, from freshman students to graduate researchers.