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Lora Billings

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Science and Mathematics

Center for Environmental & Life Sciences 206B
BS, Lafayette College
MS, University of Colorado
PhD, University of Colorado
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Lora Billings is Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Her research program focuses on deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems. By studying the models arising in applications from epidemiology, physics, and ecology, she works towards making significant advances in mathematics as well as discoveries for the applications. She incorporates students in her research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Billings has over 40 publications, which have appeared in journals such as Physical Review Letters, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Journal of Mathematical Biology. She has had over $2M in external funding from agencies including NSF, NIH, ARO, and DARPA. Dr. Billings has also served as program director for Applied Mathematics in at the NSF. She is on the advisory board for the journal CHAOS and serves as the Program Director for the SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics from University of Colorado, Boulder and B.S. in Mathematics from Lafayette College.


Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Theory and Applications of Chaos, Ordinary Differential Equations, and Mathematical Biology and Epidemiology