Joseph H. Tien

Welcome! I am an associate professor of mathematics at Ohio State University. My research interests include modeling infectious disease dynamics, network science, data science, and the use of data-driven methods to promote informed civic engagement.

I am affiliated with the Mathematical Biosciences Instutute and the Division of Epidemiology. I am also co-director of the Ecology, Epidemiology, and Population Health Thematic Program of the Infectious Diseases Institute.

I am co-founder and director of the Center for the Study of Networks and Society, a non-profit for using data for social good. Some work we have been doing on data and society initiatives can be found here.

I am co-organizing the Applied Math Seminar. Please get in touch if you would like to give a talk.

Here is a brief CV.

I am currently teaching Ordinary Differential Equations (Math 2255).

I teach a course on the Mathematics of Infectious Disease Dynamics, MATH / PUBH-EPI 5421. The course will be offered in Spring 2020. If you are interested in learning about modeling infectious disease dynamics, for example for use in your own research or future employment, please check out the class!

Some courses I have taught previously are listed below:

Post-docs interested in working with me are encouraged to apply for the three year postdoctoral fellowships at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) here at Ohio State.

Interested graduate students can apply to either the math department's Ph.D. program or the Master's program in mathematical biology. An overview of all graduate programs in the department can be found here.

I also work with students in the Epidemiology Division of the College of Public Health.

Undergraduates at OSU can study mathematical biology through the biology track within the mathematics major. For several years, OSU was home to the RUMBA program, which provided opportunities to pursue research in mathematical biology. MBI also holds an annual summer program on mathematical biology for undergraduates. This latter program is open to undergraduates outside of Ohio State as well.

Current and former students and postdocs I have worked with are listed here.