Dr. David S. Ross
Professor of Mathematics
School of Mathematical Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
Dr. Ross (Ph.D., Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU) has worked as an industrial mathematician with Eastman Kodak Company, solving problems in imaging science and technology, and with Kaiser Permanente, developing mathematical models of human physiology for medical applications. These days, as an academic applied mathematician, he is involved in research on the fluid and solid mechanics of contact lenses, on cell signaling, and on thermodynamics of mixtures. His mathematical focus has always been applications of differential equations.
Dr. Ross also has an interest in philosophy and the epistemological foundations of math, a topic on which he has lectured and written. He is the author, with Avner Friedman, of the book Mathematical Models in Photographic Science, published by Springer-Verlag. He is working on a textbook on mathematical modeling.
Mathematics and Mechanics of Contact Lenses
Cell Signaling Models
Mathematical Modeling: What It Is and Why It Matters