New grants to department faculty

The past year has been another successful year for Carolina Mathematics faculty obtaining grants to support the activities of the department. In addition to the many awards that continue from previous periods, new grants over the past 12 months include the following awards:

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Boyce Griffith joins faculty

Boyce Griffith joined the Department of Mathematics on July 1. Prior to coming to UNC, Griffith was a member of the faculty at New York University, where from 2008 to 2012 he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. From 2012 until he joined UNC in Summer 2014, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Mathematics, with a primary appointment in the Division of Cardiology and an affiliated appointment at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics and in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Rice University in 2000, and he received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from New York University in 2005. During 2005-2006 he was a Courant Instructor in the Department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute, and from 2006-2008 he was an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow.

Griffith works on mathematical, numerical, and computational aspects of modeling and simulating cardiovascular physiology, including cardiac electrophysiology, mechanics, fluid dynamics, and their interaction. This work has been supported by the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. He also develops, releases, and maintains general-purpose modeling and simulation software to enable these research activities. This software has been used in a variety of distinct research efforts at UNC, NYU, and other institutions, including Chung-Ang University (South Korea), ETH Zurich, Montana State University, Northwestern University, Temple University, Tulane University, University of Cincinnati, University of Glasgow (UK), and University of Utah.

Griffith spends his spare time with his wife trying to keep up with their active 1-year old son.