Howard (Howie) Weiss
I am a Biomathematican and Professor in the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Biology and Public Health at Emory University. Some of our group's current research interests include microbial population and evolutionary dynamics (especially in physically structured environments), anti-microbial chemotherapy, dynamics of the gut microbiome and perturbations by antibiotics, transmission of respiratory viruses, dynamical networks, and dynamical systems.
I am the PI of the Boeing-sponsored FlyHealthy™ research study whose goal is to under- stand the rates and routes of transmission of infectious diseases in an airplane cabin during flight and to find strategies to mitigate transmission. FlyHealthy™ is a collaboration between Georgia Tech and The Rollin’s School of Public Health at Emory University, with assistance from Delta Airlines and the CDC.
In recent years I taught Undergraduate courses in Population Genetics, Virus Dynamics, and Dynamics and Bifurcations.
I received my PhD at the University of Maryland, completed two Postdocs at Caltech, rose through the ranks at Penn State, and moved to Georgia Tech in 2006.