J. RIMAS VAISNYS
Professor of Electrical Engineering and 
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
E-mail: juozas.vaisnys@yale.edu
Phone: 1 (203) 432-4253
Fax: 1 (203) 432-2797


Director of Undergraduate Studies in Electrical Engineering.

My research centers on ecological and evolutionary processes, on the behavior of dynamical systems, and on the physics of computation. Specific systems of study have ranged from phage to hominids.

I am interested in the behavior of real systems and in using observational and theoretical techniques most appropriate to a given situation. Most recently, I have been applying techniques drawn from probability theory and statistics, discrete and computational mathematics, linear algebra, and differential equations.

Selected Publications:

"Dynamics of Gastrovascular Circulation in the Hydrozoan Podocorynecarnea: The One-Polyp Case," S. Dudgeon, A. Wagner, J.R. Vaisnys, and L.W. Buss, Biol. Bull., 196, 1-17 (1999).

"Approximate Analysis of a Piece-Wise Linear Population Model," J.R. Vaisnys and M. Tamosiunaite, Information  Technology and Control, 4, 49 (1997).

"Analysis of Paedomorphosis using Allometric Characters: The Example of Reduncini Antelopes (Bovidae, Mammalia)," E.S. Vrba, J.R. Vaisnys, J.E. Gatesy, and R. DeSalle, Systematic Biology, 43(1), 92-116 (1994).

"Temperature Stress Induces Dynamical Choas in a Cnidarian Gastrovascular System," L.W. Buss and J.R. Vaisnys, Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B, 252, 39-41 (1993).

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