Robert Stephen Cantrell

Professor
Director of the University of Miami Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology

Phone:
(305) 284-2297
Locator Code:
4250

 
Career

Education

1981Ph.D. Mathematics University of Utah
1976B.S. Mathematics Furman University

Professional Experience

1992 - cur.Professor , University of Miami
2019 - cur.Director, IMSA (Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas), University of Miami
2007 - cur.Director ITME , University of Miami
2015 - cur.Chair, Department of Mathematics , University of Miami
2015 - 2017Top Level Foreign Expert, Renmin University of China
1987 - 1992Associate Professor, University of Miami
1982 - 1987Assistant Professor, University of Miami
1981 - 1982Assistant Professor, Southwest Texas State University

Honors & Acknowledgements

Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1976
Delaney Medal in Mathematics, 1976 (top graduate in mathematics at Furman University)
Nominee for Pan-Hellenic Society Professor of the Year, 1988 (University of Miami)
‘Top-Level Foreign Expert” Designation by the PR China at Renmin University of China, 2015-2017
Scientific Review Panel, Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) 2015-2017
Mathematics Advisory Group, Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics (TPSE), 2016-cur.
Fellow, University of Miami Faculty Learning Community on Learning through Dialogue and Discussion, 2018-2019

Conferences & Events

1999
Nonlinear Differential Equations: A Meeting in Honor of Professor Alan Lazer on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday | University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Nonlinear Differential Equations: A Meeting in Honor of Professor Alan Lazer on the
Occasion of His 60th Birthday; chair, organizing committee, University of Miami, Coral Gables,
Florida, January 8-9, 1999.
2005
Workshop on Spatial Ecology: The Interplay between Theory and Data; inaugural event for the proposed Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology | University of Miami; Key Biscayne, Florida
Workshop on Spatial Ecology: The Interplay between Theory and Data; inaugural event for
the proposed Institute for Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology; chair, organizing committee;
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami; Key Biscayne,
Florida; January 7-10, 2005
2018
International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 Satellite Meeting; A Pan-Hemispheric Celebration of Mathematics in Miami, July 26-29,2018, Chair, Organizing Committee | University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
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Memberships

Editorial responsibilities
Associate Editor for Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering

Referee for Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods, and Applications.
Referee for American Mathematical Monthly.
Referee for Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews.
Referee for Journal of Mathematical Physics.
Referee for Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.
Referee for SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics.
Referee for National Science Foundation.
Referee for Communications in Partial Differential Equations.
Referee for Journal of Differential Equations.
Referee for Journal of Differential and Integral Equations.
Referee for Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.
Referee for Electronic Journal of Differential Equations.
Referee for Ecology.
Referee for Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis.
Referee for Resultate der Mathematik.
Referee for Journal of Mathematical Biology.
Referee for Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.
Referee for Computer and Mathematics with Applications.
Referee for Mathematical and Computer Modeling.
Referee for The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, U.K.
Referee for Applied Mathematics Letters.
Referee for Ecological Modeling
Referee for Annales de L `Institut Henri Poincaré: Analyse Non Linéaire
Referee for The Applied Probability Journals
Referee for The American Naturalist
Referee for The Fields Institute Communications
Referee for Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems
Referee for Proceedings of the Royal Society
Referee for Canadian Applied Mathematical Quarterly
Referee for Environmental and Resource Economics
Referee for Acta Mathematica Sinica
Referee for SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Referee for Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B
Referee for Theoretical Population Biology
Referee for Mathematical Biosciences
Referee for National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Referee for Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)
Applied Analysis Panel for National Science Foundation
Referee for Journal of Theoretical Biology
Referee for Journal of Integral Equations
Referee for Nonlinear Analysis B Real World Applications
Referee for the Estonian Science Foundation
Referee for FONDECYT (Chilean Science Foundation)
Referee for Canada Research Chairs
Referee for Applicable Analysis
Referee for Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series A
Referee for Journal of Biological Dynamics
Referee for Journal of Theoretical Ecology
Referee for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
Reviewer for European Research Council
Reviewer for Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
Referee for the Arabian Journal of Mathematics
Referee for Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations
Referee for Evolution Equations and Control Theory
Mathematical Biology Panel for National Science Foundation
Referee for Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics
Referee for the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society
Referee for Nature Communications
Reviewer for the Alberta Conservation Association

Co-Editor, Special Issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations for the Proceedings of
Nonlinear Differential Equations: A Meeting in Honor of Professor Alan Lazer on the Occasion of
His 60th Birthday.
Co-Editor, Special Issue of Advanced Nonlinear Studies in honor of Klaus Schmitt on the occasion
of his retirement (2013)
Co-Editor, Special Issue of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems B in honor of Chris
Cosner on the occasion of his 60th birthday (2014)
Co-Editor, Special Issue of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems B on the Role of
Movement and Dispersal In Spatial Ecology, Epidemiology and Environmental Science (2015)
Co-Editor, Special Issue of Mathematical Biosciences on From Within Host Dynamics to
Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (2015)
Professional and Honorary Organizations
Phi Beta Kappa, 1976.
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Society of Mathematical Biology
University Committee and Administrative Responsibilities
Colloquium Committee, 1982-1983 (Departmental)
New Program Committee, 1983-1984 (Departmental)
Graduate Committee, 1985-1986 (Departmental)
Graduate Council Subcommittee on Graduate Faculty, 1984-1986, Chairman,
1985-1986.
Faculty Advisor, Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary Society, 1984-1994.
Faculty Fellow, Eaton Residential College, 1986-1991.
Faculty Fellow, Pearson Residential College, 1987-1991.
Secretary, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987-1989.
Vice President, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989-1990.
President, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990-1991.
Colloquium Committee, 1987-1988 (Departmental).
Departmental Chair Search Committee, 1989-1990.
College of Arts and Sciences Academic Review Committee, 1988-1994.
Colloquium Committee, Chairperson, 1988-1994 (Departmental)
Personnel Committee, 1988-1989.
University Review Committee for Rhodes, Fulbright, and Truman Scholarships, 1988- 1990
Interim Coordinator of Pre-Law Advising, 1989-1990
Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standards, 1991-1997.
Faculty Senate AdHoc Committee to Establish Excellence in Teaching Award, 1991
Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1991-1994.
Faculty Senate AdHoc Committee on Undergraduate Admissions, 1992-1993.
Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standards, Co-Chair, 1992-1993.
Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standards, Vice Chair, 1993-1994
Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standards, Subcommittee on Retention, 1994-
1995.
Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standards, Chair, 1995-1997.
College of Arts and Sciences College Council, 1996-1999.
College of Arts and Sciences Consultative Committee for Selection of Dean, 1996-1997.
Departmental Ad Hoc Committee for Developing a Hiring Plan in Mathematics, 1998
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, 1999 - 2003.
College of Arts Sciences Budget and Compensation Committee, 2000 - 2003.
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, Chair, 2001 – 2003.
Faculty Senate Academic Standards Committee, 2003 – 2006.
Faculty Senate Tenure Review Board, 2003-2009.
Faculty Senate Academic Standards Committee, Chair, 2004-2006.
Faculty Senate, 2004-present
College of Arts and Sciences Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee, 2005 - 2008.
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, Chair, 2006- 2008
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, 2008- 2012
College of Arts and Sciences Committee on Educational and Informational Technology, 2005-
University GER Review Committee, 2007-2008.
Director, University of Miami Institute of Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology, 2007-
Faculty Senate Tenure Review Board, Chair, 2008- 2009
Departmental Hiring Committee, 2008-2010.
Departmental Ad Hoc Committee on Teaching Loads, 2008-2009
Special Liaison to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for Promotion and Tenure
in the Life and Physical Sciences 2009-2010.
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, Chair, 2010-2012.
Departmental Planning Committee, 2010-
Departmental Mathematical Biology Search Committee, 2010-2011.
College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning Committee for Faculty Development and
Governance, 2011-2012.
Faculty Senate General Welfare Committee, 2011-2012.
College of Arts and Sciences Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee, 2012-2014.
Faculty Senate First Vice-Chair, 2012-2013.
Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Affairs, 2012-
Departmental Analysis and Geometry Search Committee, Chair, 2013-2014.
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, Chair, 2014-2015.
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, 2014-present
Faculty Senate Budget and Compensation Committee, Chair, 2016- present
College of Arts and Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Revision of By Laws 2014
Departmental Internal Hiring Plan Search Committee, 2014-2015
Departmental Mathematical Finance Position Search Committee, 2014-2015
Internal Review Committee, Graduate Programs School of Education 2015
Internal Review Committee, Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering 2017
Provost Search Committee 2017
Research

Research Projects

Funded Research Performed (include all grants received in the last five years, identifying the principal investigator and the amounts and dates of the awards)

National Science Foundation Summer Research Grant

#DMS88-02346 (1988-1990), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, co-principal investigators, $54,500.

National Science Foundation Summer Research Grant
#DMS90-02943 (1990-1993), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, co-principal investigators, $164,806.

National Science Foundation Summer Research Grant

#DMS93-03708 (1993-1996), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, co-principal investigators, $126,000.

National Science Foundation Summer Research Grant

#DMS96-25741 (1996-1999), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, co-principal investigators, $150,000.

National Science Foundation Grant

#INT9805564 for participant cost support for Nonlinear Differential Equations: A Meeting in Honor of Professor Alan Lazer on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday August 1998- May 1999, Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, Co-principal investigators, $10,000 (plus $5,000 matching fundings from College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami).

National Science Foundation Summer Research Grant

#DMS99-73017 (1999-2002), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, Co-principal investigators, $130,000.

National Science Foundation Initiative on Biocomplexity Grant

OCE01-19916, (2001-2006), Senior Scientist, UM Total $742,106.

National Science Foundation Summer Research

Grant # DMS02-11367 (2002-2005), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, Co-principal investigators, $213,000.

National Science Foundation Summer Research

Grant # DMS02-11367 (2002-2005) Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, Co-principal investigators, Supplementary funding to conduct an REU, $56,970.
Total funding for grant, $269,970.

National Institutes of Health Grant 1-P20-RR020770-01,

Exploratory Centers for Interdisciplinary Research; (2004-2007)
Senior Scientist; John Beier, PI. Total Award $1,605,302.

National Science Foundation Summer Research

Grant # DMS 05-14839 (2005 – 2008), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, Co-principal investigators, $249,338.

National Science Foundation Summer Research

Grant # DMS 08-16068 (2008 – 2010), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, Co-principal investigators, $270,000.

National Institute of General Medical Studies (NIH)

Grant # 1R01GM093345-01 (2010-2014), Senior Scientist; John Beier, PI, $2,039,559

National Science Foundation Summer Research

Grant # DMS 11-18623 (2011-2015), Robert Stephen Cantrell and Chris Cosner, Co-principal Investigators, $321,879

National Science Foundation

Grant # DMS 12-05909 (2012-2013), Robert Stephen Cantrell PI,
Shigui Ruan, Yuan Lou, Suzanne Lenhart, Co-PI’s, Participant support costs for
“Everything Disperses to Miami: The Role of Movement and Dispersal in Spatial Ecology,
Epidemiology and Environmental Science (held at UM December 14-16, 2012),
$15,000

National Science Foundation

Grant # DMS 15-14752 (2015-2018), Robert Stephen Cantrell and
Chris Cosner, Co-principal Investigators, $507,778

Centers for Disease Control and Protection

Grant Number 1U01CK000510-01 Southeastern
Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases: The Gateway Program, Senior Scientist,
(University of Florida lead institution 12/30/2016 – 12/29/2021, $9,999,628, Rhoe Dinglasan, PD;
UM subcontract $ 1, 535,000, John Beier, PI.)

National Science Foundation

Grant # 17-63220 (2018-2019), Robert Stephen Cantrell PI, Ludmil Katzarkov and Phillip Griffiths Co-PI’s, Participant support costs for “ICM Satellite Meeting: APan-Hemispheric Celebration of Mathematics” (held in Miami July 26-29,2018), $35,000.

Simons Foundation

Award# 618671 (2019-2024), Robert Stephen Cantrell, Director and Ludmil Katzarkov, Co-Director, Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas, $2,000,000

Publications

Robert Stephen Cantrell, Chris Cosner "Spatial Ecology via Reaction-Diffusion Equations" Computational and Mathematical Biology Series (Chichester, U.K. John Wiley and Sons . October 2003).


Robert Stephen Cantrell, Chris Cosner and Shigui Ruan Spatial Ecology (Boca Raton, FL, Chapman Hall/CRC Press. October 2009).


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