Jan Rychtář

Jan Rychtář

Associate Professor at Virgina Commonwealth University

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Starting year at UNCG: 2004


Degree(s): Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Alberta (2004)


Former Students: Michael Leshowitz (M.A.), Victoria Hayes (M.A.), William Ely (M.A.), Heather Barker (Allmond) (M.A.)

Selected Publications

  • J. Kobe*, N. Pritchard*, Z. Short*, I.V. Erovenko, J. Rychtář, J. T. Rowell; A Game-Theoretic Model of Cholera With Optimal Personal Protection Strategies, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 2018, vol. 80, Issue 10, pp 2580-2599.
  •  S. Sun, M. Leshowitz, J. Rychtář. The signalling game between plants and pollinators, Scientific Reports, (2018) 8:6686, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-24779-0
  • C. Hadjichrysanthou, M. Broom, J. Rychtář. Models of kleptoparasitism on networks: the effect of population structure on food stealing behaviour, Journal of Mathematical Biology (2018), 76, 1465-1488, DOI 10.1007/s00285-017-1177-7
  • K. Pattni, M. Broom, J. Rychtář. Evolutionary dynamics and the evolution of multiplayer cooperation in a subdivided population, Journal of Theoretical Biology 429 (2017), 105-115, DOI 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.06.034
  • N. Galanter*, D. Silva*, J. Rowell, J. Rychtář. Resource competition amid overlapping territories: The territorial raider model applied to multi-group interactions, Journal of Theoretical Biology (2017) 412, 100-106, doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.10.007

Brief Biography

Dr. Rychtář earned a Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Alberta, and he joined the UNCG faculty in 2004. His research interests are mathematical biology and game theory. He has co-authored a book Game-theoretical models in biology, authored or co-authored over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has been PI on the two NSF UBM grants (2006-2009 and 2009-2013), two NSF REU grants (2014-2016 and 2017-2019), and co-PI on NSF REU grant (2009-2012). He received the UNCG 2012-2013 Junior Research Excellence Award. He supervised research of over 70 undergraduate students and has served as an Interim Director of the UNCG Office of Undergraduate Research in 2012-2013. In 2008, he received UNCG CAS Teaching Excellence award. Since 2005, he organizes an annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference.