Claudia Neuhauser         

Claudia M. Neuhauser

                     University of Houston
                     Division of Research and Department of Mathematics


Claudia Neuhauser is the Associate Vice President/Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer in the Division of Research. Prior to coming to the University of Houston, Dr. Neuhauser served as Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Research Computing at the University of Minnesota. As Director of Research Computing, she directed the University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII), the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), and U Spatial. She was the founding Director of Graduate Studies of the Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology graduate program, a joint program between the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Rochester campuses in partnership with Mayo Clinic, IBM, and the National Marrow Donor Program. She led this program from 2008 to 2017. Between 2008 and 2013, she served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the newly established campus of the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR). Prior to moving to UMR, she was Professor and Head and Director of Graduate Studies in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. In addition, she held faculty positions at the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin Madison, and the University of California Davis.

Dr. Neuhauser received her Diplom in mathematics from the Universität Heidelberg (Germany) in 1988, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University in 1990. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). At the University of Minnesota, she was named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. She has served on numerous national committees and boards, including the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Dr. Neuhauser's research is at the interface of mathematics and biology, and focuses on the analysis of ecological and evolutionary models and the development of statistical methods in biomedical applications. She has supervised as adviser or co-adviser 11 Ph.D. and 12 M.S. theses. Her interest in furthering the quantitative training of life science undergraduate students has resulted in a widely used calculus book (Calculus for Biology and Medicine), which is now in its fourth edition.

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Last updated: Fall 2018