Steven Baer, PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
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Steven M. Baer, PhD, works in the area of mathematical and computational
neuroscience. The mathematical techniques he develops and employs in
his research involve asymptotic/singular perturbation and numerical
methods applied to the analysis of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential
equation systems. The goal of his neuroscience research program is
to develop mathematical and computational tools to obtain new insights
into the electrochemical properties of individual neurons and their
networks. At the network level his primary goal is to unravel the biophysical
mechanisms of learning in the brain by exploring models of synaptic
plasticity. Another goal is to build a biophysically realistic continuum
model of network activity in the retina. As an applied mathematician
Dr. Baer works to extract new mathematical results from the neuroscience
research to impact the field of nonlinear dynamics and singular perturbation
theory.
His research program is highly interdisciplinary
with coauthors from biology, engineering, physics, and mathematics.
Dr. Baer received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Illinois
at Chicago in 1984. His postdoctoral training was under John Rinzel
in the Mathematical Research Branch at NIH (19851988). Dr. Baer joined
the Department of Mathematics at Arizona State University in 1988.
