Office Hours Fall 2015

  • MF: 10:00a - 11:00a
  • Tu: 11:00a -12:00p
  • W: 1:30p - 2:30p
  • or by appointment
 


 

Christopher Leary

Professor and Chair of

Mathematics

South 323
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5384
leary@geneseo.edu

Chris Leary

Christopher Leary has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1992.

Faculty Information

Education

  • B.A., Oberlin College; 1979
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan; 1985

Research Interests

My research training was in the areas of set theory and logic. In particular, I have published papers dealing with infinitary combinatorics and large cardinals. More recently I have become interested in modeling and applications of mathematics to biology. I have also been fortunate enough to work with members of the Institut für Medizinische Biometrie at the University of Tübingen.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • A Friendly Introduction to Mathematical Logic (2nd Edition) (with Lars Kristiansen), (2015), Milne Library, Geneseo NY.
  • Fractals, average distance, and the Cantor set (with Dennis Ruppe and Gregg Hartvigsen), Fractals, vol. 18, no. 3 (2010), pp. 327-341.
  • Component averages in subgraphs of circulant-like graphs (with Jaqueline M. Dresch, Niels C. Hansen, Gregg Hartvigsen and Anthony J. Macula), Bulletin of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Application, vol. 51 (2007), pp. 55-68.
  • Tuning Degree Distributions: Departing from scale-free networks (with Hans-Peter Duerr, Markus Schwehm and Martin Eichner), Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 382 (2007), pp. 731–738.
  • The impact of contact structure on infectious disease control: influenza and antiviral agents. (with Hans-Peter Duerr, Markus Schwehm, SJ DeVlas and Martin Eichner), Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 135, no. 07, (2007), pp.1124-1132.
  • Network structure, population size, and vaccination strategy and effort interact to affect the dynamics of influenza epidemics (with Gregg Hartvigsen, Jacqueline Dresch, Amy Zielinski, and Anthony Macula), The Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 246 (2007), pp. 205–215.
  • High infection rates at low transmission potentials in West African onchocerciasis (with Hans-Peter Duerr and Martin Eichner), International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 36, no. 13 (2006), pp. 1367-1372.
  • Filter games on omega and the dual ideal (with Claude Laflamme), Fundamenta Mathematicae, vol. 173, no. 2 (2002), pp. 159–173.
Spring 2016 Classes

BIOL 340:
Modeling Biological System-Lec

    Computer and mathematical models are increasingly important tools used to understand complex biological systems. Under the guidance of biology and mathematics professors, students will work both indi
    vidually and in groups to develop, analyze and present models of various biological systems ranging from disease models and diffusion processes to ecosystem dynamics. The course involves two hours of lectures and two hour computer-based laboratory. This course does not count as a Biology elective laboratory. (Cross listed with MATH 340.) Restricted to majors and minors. Prerequisites: MATH 222 and at least one of the following: BIOL 203, BIOL 222, MATH 223 or permission of the instructor. Offered every spring
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BIOL 340:
Modeling Biological System-Lab

    Computer and mathematical models are increasingly important tools used to understand complex biological systems. Under the guidance of biology and mathematics professors, students will work both indi
    vidually and in groups to develop, analyze and present models of various biological systems ranging from disease models and diffusion processes to ecosystem dynamics. The course involves two hours of lectures and two hour computer-based laboratory. This course does not count as a Biology elective laboratory. (Cross listed with MATH 340.) Restricted to majors and minors. Prerequisites: MATH 222 and at least one of the following: BIOL 203, BIOL 222, MATH 223 or permission of the instructor. Offered every spring
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BIOL 380:
BioSem:Biomath

    A discussion course dealing with a selected area of Biology and based on current literature. This course may be repeated for up to two hours credit toward the major. Restricted to majors.Prerequisi
    tes: BIOL 203 and BIOL 300.
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MATH 221:
R/Calculus I

    Topics studied are limits and continuity; derivatives and antiderivatives of the algebraic and trigonometric functions; the definite integral; and the fundamental theorem of the calculus. Prerequisit
    es: MATH 112 or Precalculus with trigonometry or the equivalent. Offered every semester
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MATH 324:
Real Analysis I

    A study of the underlying theory of elementary calculus. Topics include the structure and properties of the real numbers, sequences, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, the Riemann integra
    l, and Taylor's theorems. Prerequisites: MATH 223 and MATH 239. Offered every semester
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MATH 340:
Modeling Biological System-Lab

    Computer and mathematical models are increasingly important tools used to understand complex biological systems. Under the guidance of biology and mathematics professors, students will work both indi
    vidually and in groups to develop, analyze and present models of various biological systems ranging from disease models and diffusion processes to ecosystem dynamics. The course involves two hours of lectures and a two hour computer-based laboratory. (Cross listed with BIOL 340.) Prerequisites: MATH 222 and at least one of the following: BIOL 203, BIOL 222, MATH 223 or permission of the instructor. Offered spring, even years and when demand is sufficient
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MATH 340:
Modeling Biological System-Lec

    Computer and mathematical models are increasingly important tools used to understand complex biological systems. Under the guidance of biology and mathematics professors, students will work both indi
    vidually and in groups to develop, analyze and present models of various biological systems ranging from disease models and diffusion processes to ecosystem dynamics. The course involves two hours of lectures and a two hour computer-based laboratory. (Cross listed with BIOL 340.) Prerequisites: MATH 222 and at least one of the following: BIOL 203, BIOL 222, MATH 223 or permission of the instructor. Offered spring, even years and when demand is sufficient
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MATH 383:
Biomathematics Seminar

    A discussion course dealing with selected areas of biomathematics based on current literature and/or guest speakers. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. May be taken multiple times for cred
    it with the permission of instructor. Offered spring, even years
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