Jan Rychtář

Jan Rychtář


Office: Petty 131
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2004
Office Hours: Online: M 7:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m. and by appointment; In-person: R 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


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


Spring 2019
  • MAT-120 LEC (Calculus w/ Business Applictns), R 4:00-6:50, PETT 150
  • MAT-120 LEC (Calculus w/ Business Applictns)
  • MAT-709 IND (Topics in Computational Math)


Member of the Research Group(s): Applied Math, Mathematical Biology
Current Students: Joshua Safley (Ph.D.)
Former Students: Michael Leshowitz (M.A.), Victoria Hayes (M.A.), William Ely (M.A.), Heather Barker (Allmond) (M.A.), Joshua Safley (M.A.)

Selected Publications

  • Nina Galanter, Dennis Silva, Jonathan Rowell, Jan Rychtář. 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
  • Mark Broom, Jan Rychtář A model of food stealing with asymmetric information, Ecological Complexity 26 (2016): 137-142
  • Chasity Dorsett, Hyunju Oh, Marie Paulemond, Jan Rychtář. Optimal repellent usage to combat Dengue Fever, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 78(5), 916-922, 10.1007/s11538-016-0167-z
  • K. Pattni, M. Broom, L. Silvers, J. Rychtář. (2015) Evolutionary graph theory revisited: when is an evolutionary process equivalent to the Moran process?, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 471: 20150334.
  • David Sykes, Jan Rychtář. (2015) A Game Theoretic Approach to Valuating Toxoplasmosis Vaccination Strategies, Theoretical Population Biology 105 (2015), 33-38, DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2015.08.003

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 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has been PI on the two NSF UBM grants (2006-2009 and 2009-2013), an NSF REU grant (2014-2017), co-PI on NSF REU grant (2009-2012). He received the UNCG 2012-2013 Junior Research Excellence Award. He has supervised research of over 40 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.