Department of Mathematics
West Chester University
Coordinator of the BS programs in Industrial and Computational Mathematics
- B.A. University of California, San Diego
- M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
- Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
- Mathematical Biology
- Dynamical Systems
- Numerical Analysis
- Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, West Chester University, 2016-present
- Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, West Chester University, 2011-2016
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, 2011-2014
UNIDEL Foundation Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematical Biology, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, 2009-2010
- J. R. Auld, A. D. Helker, and A. Kolpas. Consequences of mating and predation risk for longevity in a freshwater snail: Abstinence makes the heart beat longer, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29, 2539–2544, 2016.
K. E. Anderson, L. R. Harrison, R. M. Nisbet, and A. Kolpas, Modeling the influence of flow
on invertebrate drift across spatial scales using a 2D hydraulic model and a 1D population model,
Ecological Modelling, 265, 207-220, 2013.
A. Kolpas, M. Busch, H. Li, I. D. Couzin, L. Petzold, and J. Moehlis, How the Spatial Position
of Individuals Affects their Influence on Swarms: A Numerical Comparison of Two Popular Swarm
Dynamics Models, PLOS ONE, 8, No. 3, e58525, 2013.
J. M. Miller, A. Kolpas, J. P. J. Neto, and L. F. Rossi, A continuum three-zone model for swarms,
Bull. Math. Biology, 74, No. 3, 536-561, 2012.
T. A. Frewen, I. D. Couzin, A. Kolpas, J. Moehlis, R. Coifman, and I. G. Kevrekidis, Coarse collective
dynamics of animal groups, in Coping with Complexity: Model Reduction and Data Analysis,
ed. A. N. Gorban and D. Roose, Springer, Berlin, 299-309, 2011.
A. Kolpas and R. M. Nisbet, Effects of Demographic Stochasticity on Population Persistence in
Advective Media. Bull. Math. Biology, 72, 1254-1270, 2010.
Optimal Mating Strategies for Preferentially Outcrossing Simultaneous Hermaphrodites in the Presence of Predators, SIAM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2016.
Mathematical Biology: Modeling the Motion of Individuals and Populations, STEM Speaker Series (morning and evening talk, open to public), DCCC, Media, PA April 2013
Mathematical analysis of three-dimensional open water maneuverability by mantas (Manta birostris), joint research with Frank Fish (biology, WCU).
SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, February, 2013.
Mathematical Modeling in Biology, Immaculata University joint Mathematics and Biology Colloquium, October 2012
- NSF RUI grant in Evolutionary Ecology. Award No. DEB-1406231 (co-PI with Dr. Josh Auld (Biology, WCUPA))
"A theoretical and experimental investigation of optimal mating strategies in a hermaphrodite”, July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017