COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Sergey Lapin will conduct a workshop to mathematically model heart function

Scholarly Professor Sergey Lapin has received a grant to model cardiovascular function based on ballistrocardiogram (BCG) data through an American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) SQuaREs Workshop.

Dr. Lapin's workshop is titled, "Mathematical modeling of the relationship between cardiovascular function and ballistocardiogram." Ballistocardiography captures the signal generated by the repetitive motion of the human body due to a sudden ejection of blood into the great vessels with each heartbeat. It has shown that the effect of main heart malfunctions, such as congestive heart failure and valvular disease, can alter the BCG signal, which makes ballistocardiography an impressive tool for the passive, non-contact monitoring of a person's cardiovascular status. A team of applied mathematicians, engineers, and cardiovascular physiologists from Washington State University, the University of Missouri, and Paris Decartes University will work together to develop robust quantitative methods for the clinical interpretation of the BCG.

The mission of AIM is to advance mathematical knowledge through collaboration while broadening participation in mathematical endeavors and increasing awareness of the contributions of mathematical sciences to society. It has been a part of the Mathematical Sciences Institutes program in the Mathematical Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2002. The SQuaREs (Structured Quartet Research Ensembles) research program allows for workshops with the possibility of future continuing workshops.