Publications and Grants

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Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

  1. K. R. Fister, Optimal Control of Harvesting in a Predator-Prey Parabolic System, Houston Journal of Mathematics, 23-2, pg. 341-355, Aug. 1997.
  2. K. R. Fister and S. Lenhart, Positive Profit in a Predator-Prey Situation, Mathematical Models in Medical and Health Sciences, Eds: Mary Ann Horn, Gieri Simonett, and Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN, pages 129-137, Fall 1998, ISBN 0-8265-1310-7.
  3. K. R. Fister, S. Lenhart, and J. McNally, Optimizing Chemotherapy in HIV, Elec Journal of DE , Vol 1998, No. 32, pg. 1-12, December 1998.
  4. M. Bhat, K. R. Fister, and S. Lenhart, An Optimal Control Model for the Surface Runoff Contamination of a Large River Basin, Natural Resource Modeling, Volume 12, Number 2, pages 175-195, Summer 1999.
  5. K. R. Fister and J. C. Panetta, Cell-Cycle-Specific Chemotherapy and Optimal Control, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol. 60, No. 3, pg. 1059-1072, March 10, 2000.
  6. K. R. Fister, Optimal Control of Harvesting Coupled with Boundary Control in a Predator-Prey Situation, Applicable Analysis, Vol. 77, No. 1-2, pg. 11-28, 2001.
  7. K. R. Fister and C. M. McCarthy, Optimal Control of a Chemotaxis System, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Volume LXI, pg. 193-211, 2003.
  8. T. Burden, J. Ernstberger, and K. R. Fister, Optimal Control Applied to Immunotherapy, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B, Volume 4, No. 1, pg. 135-146, February 2004.
  9. K. R. Fister and J. C. Panetta, Optimal Control Applied to Cell-Kill Strategies, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Volume 63, No. 6, pg. 1954-1971, 2003.
  10. K. R. Fister and S. Lenhart, Optimal Control of a Competitive System with Age Structure, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 291(2004), 526- 537.
  11. K. R. Fister and J. H. Donnelly, Immunotherapy: An Optimal Control Theory Approach, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Vol 2, Issue 3, pages 499-510, August 2005.
  12. K. R. Fister and S. Lenhart, Optimal Harvesting in an Age-Structured Predator-Prey System, Applied Mathematics and Optimization, Vol. 54, pages 1-15,       DOI:10.1007/s00245-005-0847-9, 2006.
  13. K. R. Fister, C.M. McCarthy, and Seth Oppenheimer, The identification of a time dependent sorption parameter from soil column experiments, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol 66, No. 4, pages 1407-1423, 2006.
  14. L. G. dePillis, W. Gu, K. R. Fister, T. Head, K. Maples, A. Murugan, T. Neal, K. Yoshida, Chemotherapy for tumors: An analysis of the dynamics and a study of quadratic and linear optimal controls, Mathematical Biosciences, Vol. 209, pages 292-315, 2007.
  15. L. G. dePillis, W. Gu, K. R. Fister, C. Collins, M. Daub, J. Moore, and B. Preskill, Seeking Bang-Bang Solutions of Mixed Immuno-chemotherapy of tumors, Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, Vol 2007, No. 171, pages 1-24, 2007.
  16. L. G. dePillis, W. Gu, K. R. Fister, T. Head, K. Maples, A. Murugan, T. Neal, K. Kozai, Optimal Control of Mixed Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy of Tumors, Journal of Biological Systems, Vol 16, No. 1, pages 51-80, March 2008, DOI 10.1142/S0218339008002435.
  17. L. G. dePillis, K. R. Fister, W.Gu, C. Collins, M. Daub, J. Moore, and B. Preskill, Mathematical Model Creation for Cancer Chemo-Immunotherapy, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, iFirst Article, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 2009, pages 165-184, DOI 10.1080/17485700802216301.
  18. C. Collins, K.R. Fister, B. Key, and M. Williams, Blasting Neuroblastoma Using Optimal Control of Chemotherapy, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Vol 6, No. 3, July 2009, pages 451-467, DOI:10.3934/mbe.2009.6.451.
  19. K.R. Fister and M.L. McCarthy, Identification of a chemotactic sensitivity in a coupled system, Mathematical Medicine and Biology, doi:10.1093/imammb/dqn15, Volume 25, pages 215-232, 2008.
  20. C. Collins, K.R. Fister, B. Key, and M. Williams, Optimal Control of a Cancer Cell Model with Delay, Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena, Vol. 5, No. 3, pg. 63-75, 2010.
  21. R. Miller Neilan, E. Schaefer, H. Gaff, K.R. Fister, and S. Lenhart, Modeling optimal intervention strategies for cholera, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 72, Number 8, 2004-2018, November 2010.
  22. M. L. McCarthy and K. R. Fister, BioMaPS: a Roadmap for Success, CBE Life Sciences, Volume 9, Number 3, Fall 2010, pg. 175-180.
  23. A. Alexanderian, M. Gobbert, K. R. Fister, H. Gaff, S. Lenhart, and E. Schaefer, An age-structured model for the spread of epidemic cholera: analysis and simulation, Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, Volume 12, Issue 6, pg. 3483-3498, 2011.
  24. D. Adongo and K. R. Fister, Delay Dynamics of Cancer and Immune Cell Model, Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena, Volume 7, Number 1, pg. 261-278, 2012.
  25. K. R. Fister, M.L. McCarthy, and S. Oppenheimer, Optimal control of insects through sterile insect release and habitat modification, Mathematical Biosciences, published online June 3, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2013.05.008, Vol. 244:2, pg. 201-212, August 2013.
  26. D. Adongo, K.R. Fister, H. Gaff, and D. Hartley, Optimal Control applied to Rift Valley Fever, published online, January 4, 2013 in Natural Resource Modeling, DOI: 10.1111/nrm.12006.
  27. K. R. Fister, H. Gaff, S. Lenhart, G. Buford, and B. Norris, Investigating Endemic Cholera Using an SIR Model with Age Class Structure and Optimal Control, accepted December 27, 2014.

Other Publications

 
  1. K. R. Fister, J. Appel, M. Luca, A. Balogh, Z. Yang, and E. Cumberbatch, Modeling Infrared Imaging in Biomaterials, Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students, Eds: B.G. Fitzpatrick and H.T. Tran, Center for Research in Scientific Computation, Raleigh, NC, pg. 66- 83, February 1996.
  2. K. R. Fister and S. Lenhart, AWM Workshop, AWM Newsletter,Vol 28, No.5, pg. 20-26 , September - October, 1998.
  3. K. R. Fister, and S. Lenhart, REU: One on One Style, AMS Proceedings, The Summer Mathematics Experience: A Working Conference on Summer Mathematics Programs for Undergraduates, Editor Joe Gallian, AMS, Rhode Island, pg. 181-187, 1999. (peer reviewed)
  4. R. Chang, K. R. Fister, and S. Lenhart, Connecting Women in Mathematical Sciences to Industry, AWM Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2000.
  5. K. R. Fister, Review of Mathematical Models in Biology, for Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol 66, No. 6, November 2004.
  6. B.H. Hale and K. R. Fister, Mathematical Model for Antibiotic Effectiveness, Chrysalis: Murray State University Undergraduate Journal, 2004, pages 30-36. (peer reviewed)
  7. K.R. Fister and M.L. McCarthy, Mathematics Instruction and the Tablet PC, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pages 285-292, 2008. (peer reviewed)
  8. K.R. Fister, H. Gaff, and R. Segal, Opportunities for Leadership Workshop at SMB Annual Meeting, SMB Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2009.
  9. S. Naidu, T. Fernando, and R. Fister, co-editors for special issue of Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Optimal Control of Diabetes, Vol. 32, pg. 127-252, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Grants

 
  1. Integration of Academics and Vocation Education (IAVE) Grant, math coordinator, KY Department of Education, 1998-1999, 1999-2000. ($150,000)
  2. Upward Bound Math and Science Grant, Department of Education, math coordinator and mentor, 1999-2001.($700,000)
  3. American Fellowship from American Association of University Women, “Cell- Cycle Chemotherapy with State Constraints”, May 1999-June 2000.($5,000)
  4. Murray State University Committee for Institutions Studies and Research (CISR) Regular Research Grant, Optimal Control in an Age Structured Predator-Prey System, July 2000 - June 2001.($1,600)
  5. Co-PI for AWM Sonia Kovalevsky Day Workshops for Female High School Students Teachers from the National Security Agency, 2001-2003.($50000)
  6. KY NSF EPSCoR Grant, Optimal Control Techniques Applied to Cancer Problems, March 1, 2001- February 28, 2002. ($25,000)
  7. Murray State University CISR Regular Research Grant, Optimal Control Applied to Age-Structured Populations, July 2001 - June 2002.($1,700)
  8. MSU CISR Presidential Research Grant, Optimal Control Techniques Applied to Age-Structured Predator-Prey Problems, May 2002-April 2003.($6,500)
  9. KY NSF EPSCoR REG Grant, Optimal Control Applied to Age Structured Problems, March 1, 2002-February 28, 2004. ($25,000)
  10. AWM Collaborative Research Grant, Optimal Control Applied to a Hybrid System, November 17, 2003- August 25, 2004. ($5,000)
  11. HHMI Faculty Research Grant, co-pi McCarthy, Chemotaxis Parameter Identification for Cancerous Tumors, January - August, 2004. ($20,000)
  12. KY NSF EPSCoR Research Incubation Grant, co-pi Maeve McCarthy, Chris Mecklin, and Terry Derting, received, May 2004. ($25,000)
  13. NSF RUI Grant, co-pi with Lisette dePillis and W. Gu from Harvey Mudd College, Mathematical Modeling of the Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, and        Vaccine Therapy of Cancer, August 2004- August 2007. ($328,000)
  14. MSU Faculty Development Grant for Math Journal Software with Maeve McCarthy, Spring 2005. ($600)
  15. KY DUE Tiered Mentoring Grant, math consultant and summer workshop co- coordinator, June 2004-June 2006.($250,000)
  16. NSF RUI-UBM Grant, PI with seven faculty members in Mathematics and Biology, Biology and Mathematics in Population Studies (BioMaPS), September     2005- August 2010.($594,000)
  17. MSU CISR Regular Research Grant, Cholera- Can we control its spread?, July 2006- June 2007.($1,600)
  18. Foundations of a Healthy Kentucky math consultant for Hospital Eligibility Link Program with Lourdes Hospital, September 2005-December 2006.($1,500)
  19. HP and Microsoft Tablet PC grant participant, 2004-2005 and 2006-2007.
  20. HP Technology for Teaching Leadership grant, consultant, July 2006-August 2007.
  21. NSF, Twenty-seventh Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations (SEARCDE-27), co-PI with M.McCarthy, August 2007 – July 2008 ($13,100).
  22. NSF RUI, Collaborative Research: Optimal Control Studies for Cholera Outbreaks, August 2008-July 2011 ($200,000).
  23. DyKnow Suite, co-PI with Terry Derting and Greg Gierhart ($11,120), December 2010-December 2011.
  24. NSF RUI-UBM Grant, PI, co-PIs: Terry Derting, Howard Whiteman, Emily Croteau, Kate He; senior personnel: Maeve McCarthy, Christopher Mecklin, Claire Fuller, and Donald Adongo , Biology and Mathematics in Population Studies (BioMaPS) II, received, ($240,000), December 2010 – December 2014.
  25. MSU Provost Grant, co-PIs: Dina Byers and Dana Manley, Health in a Box, January 2013-August 2014, ($5,000).
  26. Byers, Dina (Co-PI/Co-PD), Manley, Dana (Co-PI/Co-PD), Fister, Renee (Co-PI/Co-PD), "Health in a Box", Sponsored by Regional Outreach, Awarding Organization is Murray State University, $19,000.00. (November 2013 - July 2014).
  27. Fister, R., MAA Preparation for Industrial Careers grant, June 2014-August 2015, ($6500).
  28. Fister, R. and G. Winchester, LEAP into STEM, H.B. Fuller grant, September 11, 2014-December 2015, $15,000.
  29. Conference Travel Grants - 15 of these grants account for over $18,000 in funds.