Assistant Professor of Quantitative Reasoning
Beginning her mathematical studies at a liberal arts institution, Dr. Anne Yust has devoted her education and career to the application of mathematics across the disciplinary boundaries. Before joining the faculty in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, she was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Birmingham-Southern College, a small liberal arts institution in Birmingham, AL. Focusing on biomathematics in her graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, Anne has completed many projects with undergraduate students revolving around biological and ecological models, often using computer simulation of these complex systems. She has also worked with students on multiple projects involving data analysis. Examples of these projects include the uncovering of patterns suggesting population inequalities portrayed in film and the prediction of future outcomes in sports based on prior trends. Anne is passionate about working with students on interdisciplinary projects that interest them, both inside and outside of the classroom.
E. Bodine, S. Scott, A. Yust, An Agent-Based Model of Island Foxes on Santa Cruz Island (Urocyon littoralis santacruzae) which Exhibits an Allee Effect, Letters in Biomathematics, 2013.
Student Research Projects
Biomathematics, Mathematical Modeling, Agent-Based Modeling, Ecological Systems, Immune System Dynamics, Control Theory, Data Science
Quantitative Reasoning I
Quant. Reasoning II: QRM+DV
Independent Study (Open Campus)
The Simulation Games