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 current research interests include microbial population and evolutionary dynamics (especially in physically structured environments), antibiotic therapy, dynamics of the gut microbiome and perturbations by antibiotics, and transmission of respiratory viruses.
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, J. Craig Venter Institute, and the CDC. Our first manuscript just appeared in PNAS and our second manuscript will appear in Microbial Ecology.
In recent years I have taught courses in Population Genetics, Virus Dynamics, Dynamics and Bifurcations, Differential Equations, Advanced Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, and Stochastic Processes.
I received my PhD at the University of Maryland, completed two Postdocs at Caltech, rose through the ranks at Penn State, and then moved to Georgia Tech.
Our first FlyHealthy manuscript recently appeared in PNAS
Behaviors, movements, and transmission of droplet-mediated respiratory diseases during transcontinental airline flights