Adam M. Halasz

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

 


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Address:

307G Armstrong Hall
Department of Mathematics
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6310
USA

Phone:

304-293-6305

Fax:

304-293-3982

Email:

Username halasz at math.wvu.edu

Web:

http://www.math.wvu.edu/~halasz


Research interests

molecular systems biology, stringent response and persistence in E.coli and M.tb, mesoscopic phenomena in cells, multiple phenotypes and switching mechanisms, rescaling of model parameters from single cells to cell populations, metabolic networks, producibility, extreme conservation laws, biologically inspired controllers for swarms of robots, hybrid dynamical systems models of biomolecular networks, reachability, piecewise linear and multilinear systems, spatial Monte Carlo models

Courses

Spring 2014

MATH 420 Intro. Numerical Methods (West Virginia University / Arts and Sciences)

Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Fall 2012/Spring 2013

MATH 593 / MATH 793 Mathematical Systems Biology I/II

Spring 2012

Fall 2008

MATH 156 Calculus II

Spring 2010

MATH 521 Numerical Methods for PDE

Fall 2009

MATH 251 Multivariate Calculus

Spring 2007

ESE 680-003 Systems Biology. (University of Pennsylvania / Engineering)

 

Education

Sept. 2004 - Aug. 2006

NIH-NLM bioinformatics fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Project: Computational Model for the Stringent Response in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mentors: Vijay Kumar and Harvey Rubin

Aug. 1995 - Aug. 1998

Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Thesis: Applications of Random Matrix Theory to QCD

Advisor: Jacobus Verbaarschot

Group leader: Gerald Brown

Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1995

M. A. in Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook

June 1984 - June 1989

State Diploma in Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania

Atomic physics

Advisor: Viorica Florescu

Academic and research positions

August 2008 - present

Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Department of Mathematics

Bio-mathematics (funding: NIH-NCI, WVU, MBR Cancer Center)

July 2003 - August 2008

Research Scientist, University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering
Molecular systems biology (funding: DARPA, Penn Genomics Institute)

Supervisor: Vijay Kumar

July 2001 - July 2003

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy

National Digital Medical Archive project (funding: NIH-NLM)

Advisor: Robert Hollebeek

Oct. 1998 - June 2001

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Nuclear theory (funding: NSF)

Advisor: Ralph Amado

July 1990 - Aug. 1993

Research scientist, Institute of Environmental Research and Engineering, Bucharest

Environmental radioactivity (funding: Romanian Ministry of Environment)

Supervisors: Iolanda Osvath, Constantin Dovlete

Publications (last updated July 2008)

Computational biology, swarm robotics

Journal publications and book chapters

A. Halasz, V. Kumar, M. Imielinski, C. Belta, O. Sokolsky, S. Pathak, Analysis of Lactose Metabolism in E.coli using Reachability Analysis of Hybrid Systems, IET Systems Biology,1, 130 (2007)

A.A. Julius, A. Halasz. S. Sakar, V. Kumar, G. J. Pappas, Controlling biological systems: the lactose regulation system of E.coli, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Special Issue on Systems Biology, 51-64 (2007).

Berman, S., A. Halasz, V. Kumar, MARCO: A Reachability Algorithm for Multi-Affine Systems with Application to Biological Systems, accepted to the 10th Intíl Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, Pisa, Italy; LNCS 4416, 76-89 (2007).

Berman, S., A. Halasz, V. Kumar, Algorithms for Analysis and Synthesis of a Bio-Inspired Swarm Robotic System, Swarm Robotics Workshop, 9th Intíl Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SABí06), Rome, Italy; LNCS 4433, 56-70 (2007).

Imielinski M, C. Belta, H. Rubin, A Halasz, Systematic analysis of conservation relations in E.coli genome-scale metabolic network reveals novel growth media, Biophys J. 2006, Apr 15; 90(8):2659-72.

Imielinski M, C. Belta, A Halasz, H. Rubin, Investigating metabolite essentiality through genome-scale analysis of Escherichia coli production capabilities, Bioinformatics. 2005 May 1; 21(9):2008-16.

Belta, C., P. Finin, L. C. Habets, A. Halasz, M. Imielinski, V. Kumar, and H. Rubin, Understanding the bacterial stringent response using reachability analysis of hybrid systems, 7th Intíl workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, LNCS 2993, R. Alur and G. J. Pappas (Eds.) 111-125, 2004.

Conference proceedings

A Halasz, M. A. Hsieh, S. Berman, V. Kumar, "Dynamic Redistribution of a Swarm of Robots among Multiple Sites", Proc. of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2320-2325 (2007).

Julius, A. Halasz, V. Kumar, G.J. Pappas, "Controlling biological systems: the lactose regulation system of Escherichia coli", Proc. of the 26th American Control Conference, New York, NY (2007).

Berman, S., A Halasz, V. Kumar, S. Pratt, Bio-Inspired Group Behaviors for the Deployment of a Swarm of Robots to Multiple Destinations, Proc. of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, (ICRA 2007) Rome, Italy.

A.A. Julius, A. Halasz, V. Kumar, G.J. Pappas, Finite state abstraction of a stochastic model of the lactose regulation system of Escherichia coli, Proc. Of the 45th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control 2006, San Diego, USA.

Ahmadzadeh, A. Halasz, S. Prajna, A. Jadbabaie, and V. Kumar., Analysis of the Lactose metabolism in E. coli using sum-of-squares decomposition. ECC-CDC 2005, Seville, Spain, Proc. of the 44th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control 2005.

Nuclear and Atomic Physics

Journal articles and conference proceedings

M. A. Halasz, R.D. Amado, Skyrmion-AntiSkyrmion Annihilation with Omega Mesons , Phys. Rev. D 63 (2001), 054020, hep-ph/0009260 .

R.D. Amado, M. A. Halasz, P. Protopapas , Two Skyrmion Dynamics with Omega Mesons , Phys. Rev. D 61 (2000), 074022, hep-ph/9909426 .

M.A. Halasz, J.C. Osborn, M. Stephanov, J. J. M. Verbaarschot , Random Matrices and the Convergence of Partition Function Zeros in Finite Density QCD , Phys. Rev. D 61 (2000), 076005, hep-lat/9908018 .

M.A. Halasz, Random Matrices and the Glasgow Method , Workshop on QCD at Finite Density, Bielefeld, Germany, April 1998, Nucl. Phys. A642 (1998), 324, hep-lat/9806028 .

M.A. Halasz, A. D. Jackson, R. Shrock, M. Stephanov, J. J. M. Verbaarschot , On the Phase Structure of QCD , Phys. Rev. D58 (1998), 096007, hep-ph/9804290 .

M.A. Halasz, J. V. Steele, G. Q. Li, G. E. Brown , Photon Rates for Heavy-Ion Collisions from Hidden Local Symmetry , Phys. Rev. C58 (1998), 365, nucl-th/9712006 .

M.A. Halasz, J.C. Osborn, J.J.M. Verbaarschot , Random Matrix Triality at Nonzero Chemical Potential , Phys. Rev. D56 (1997), 7059, hep-lat/9704007.

M.A.Halasz, A.D. Jackson, J.J.M. Verbaarschot , Fermion Determinants in Matrix Models of QCD at Nonzero Chemical Potential , Phys. Rev. D56 (1997), 5140, hep-lat/9703006 .

M.A.Halasz, A.D. Jackson, J.J.M. Verbaarschot , Yang-Lee Zeros of a Random Matrix Model for QCD at Finite Density , Phys. Lett. B395 (1997), 293, hep-lat/9611008 .

M.A.Halasz, T.Kalkreuter, J.J.M.Verbaarschot, Universal Correlations in Spectra of the Lattice QCD Dirac Operator , Lattice '96, St.Louis, MO, 4-8 June 1996; Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 53 (1997), 266, hep-lat/9607042 .

M.A.Halasz, and J.J.M.Verbaarschot , Effective Lagrangians and Chiral Random Matrix Theory , Phys. Rev. D52 (1995), 2563, hep-th/9502096 .

M.A.Halasz, and J.J.M.Verbaarschot , Universal Correlations in Spectra of the Lattice Dirac Operator , Phys. Rev. Lett. 74 (1995), 3920, hep-lat/9501025.

V.Florescu, M.A.Halasz, M.Marinescu , Second-order Corrections to the Wave Functions of a Coulomb Field Electron in a Weak Uniform Harmonic Electric Field , Phys. Rev. A47 (1993), 394.

M.A.Halasz, J. Osborn, M. Stephanov and J.Verbaarschot , Random Matrices and Algorithms for Lattice QCD at mĻ0 , in Proceedings of the ECT* Workshop on Understanding Deconfinement in QCD, Trento, Italy, March 1-13, 1999.

M.A.Halasz, Random Matrices and the Glasgow Method, Workshop on QCD at Finite Density, Bielefeld, Germany, April 1998, Nucl. Phys. A642 (1998), 324.

V. Cuculeanu, N. Romanof, M.A.Halasz, Non-Local Model for Radon and Thoron Diffusion, Fifth International Symposium on the Natural Radiation Environment, Salzburg, Austria, 1991; Published in Radiation Protection Dosimetry 45 (1992), 411.