Carl Simon

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
LSA: Natural Sciences
Professor of Mathematics, Economics, Complex Systems and Public Policy
Short bio: 

Carl P. Simon is Professor of Mathematics, Economics, Complex Systems and Public Policy at The University of Michigan. He was the founding Director of the UM Center for the Study of Complex Systems (1999-2009) and the Associate Director for Social Science and Policy of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute. He is currently Director of the U-M Science and Technology Policy Program.  He was named the U-M LS&A Distinguished Senior Lecturer for 2007 and received the U-M Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2012.

Research summary: 

His research interests center around the theory and applications of dynamical systems. He has applied dynamic modeling to the spread of AIDS (in particular the role of primary infection), staph infection, malaria and gonorrhea, and to the evolution of ecological and economic systems. His research team won the 1995 Howard M. Temin Award in Epidemiology for Scientific Excellence in the Fight against HIV/AIDS and the 2005 Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize for paper of the year in Epidemiology,

Recent publications: 
  • “Role of Primary infection in Epidemics of HIV Infection in Gay Cohorts”, (with J. Jacquez. J. Koopman and I. Longini)  Journal of A.I.D.S. (1994) 7:1169-1184.
  • “Complex Systems Approach to Understanding the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.” (with J. Koopman). In Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers. A Process View: Practice and Theory.(Ferguson and T. Peters, eds.) S.I.A.M. (2005) 199-221.
  • “When to Control Epidemics by Focusing On High Risk Groups,” (with J.Koopman and Chris Riolo). Epidemiology} 15(5)(2005) 621--627.
Complex Systems,