James D. Murray FRS, Acad. Sci. (Paris)
Emeritus Professor (also Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford)
University of Washington
Department of Applied Mathematics
Seattle, WA 98195-2420
Office: Guggenheim 408C
Biographical informationProfessor Murray was awarded his baccalaureate degree in mathematics and doctorate in applied mathematics at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) in 1953 and 1956 respectively. He also has a master of arts degree, 1961, and a doctor of science degree, 1968, from the University of Oxford (England). Professor Murray's research interests are in mathematical biology, mainly the application of mathematical modelling in medicine, psychology, ecology, epidemiology and developmental biology. Prior to coming to Washington, he was Professor of Mathematical Biology and Director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford.
Professor Murray holds a large number of honors and visiting professorships, a selection of which are: Guggenheim Fellow 1968; Fellow of the Royal Society (Edinburgh) 1979; Ulam Visiting Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory 1985; Fellow of the Royal Society (London) 1985; Fellow of the Institute of Biology (Great Britain) 1988; Foreign Member Academy of Sciences (France) 2000; London Mathematical Society Naylor Prize for Applied Mathematics 1989; President, European Society for Mathematical & Theoretical Biology, 1991-1994; invited speaker ICIAM 1991; Honorary degrees: D.Sc. University of St. Andrews 1994, D.Sc. University of Strathclyde (Scotland) 1999, Dott.Mat. Laurea Honoris Causa, University of Milan (Italy) 2004, D. Maths. University of Waterloo 2006. Honorary Fellow, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford 2000. Visiting Professorships: National Tsing Hua University 1975; University of Florence 1976; University of Utah 1979; Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979; University of Heidelberg 1980; California Institute of Technology 1983; Los Alamos National Laboratory 1985; University of Angers, 1993; University of Paris, 1994, 1995, 1996 and others.
In his spare time, Professor Murray enjoys mediaeval art and architecture, photography, 19th century English watercolour paintings; he spends part of each year in France.
A brief listing of some of his recent publications follows.
Mathematical Biology. 3rd edition in 2 volumes: Mathematical Biology: I. An Introduction (551 pages) 2002; Mathematical Biology: II. Spatial Models and Biomedical Applications (811 pages) 2003 (second printings 2004).
On the mechanochemical theory of biological pattern formation with application to vasculogenesis (J.D. Murray). Comptes Rendus Acad. Sci. Paris (Biologies) 326: 239-252, 2003.
On the use of quantitative modeling to help understand PSA dynamics and other medical problems (K.R. Swanson, L.D. True, J.D. Murray). Amer. J. Clin. Pathol., 119(1):14-7, 2003
Virtual and real brain tumors: using mathematical modeling to quantify glioma growth and invasion (K.R. Swanson, C. Bridge, J.D. Murray, E.C. Alvord), Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 216(1):1-10, 2003.
Virtual brain tumors (gliomas) enhance the reality of medical imaging and highlight inadequacies of current therapy (K.R. Swanson, E.C. Alvord, J.D. Murray). British J. Cancer 86: 14-18, 2002. [Abstracted for inclusion in the 2003 Yearbook of the Institute of Oncology]
Pattern formation, biological (J.D. Murray). In: The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks (ed. M.A. Arbib) pp. 851-859, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2002.
The Mathematics of Marriage: Dynamic Nonlinear Models (J.M. Gottman, J.D. Murray, C. Swanson, R. Tyson, K.R. Swanson). MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002.A mathematical model for the dynamics of serum prostate specific antigen as a marker for cancerous growth (K.R. Swanson, J.D. Murray, D. Lin, L. True, K. Buhler, R. Vassella). Amer. J. Pathol. 158(6): 2195-2199, 2001.
An envelope method for analysing sequential pattern formation (G.C. Cruywagen, P.K. Maini, J.D. Murray). SIAM J. Appl. Math. 61: 213-231, 2000.
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