## Christopher Chong

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

**Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.**

### Contact Information

cchong@bowdoin.edu

207-725-3577

Mathematics

Searles Science Building - 125

### Teaching this semester

### MATH 1300. Biostatistics

**Christopher Chong**

An introduction to the statistical methods used in the life sciences. Emphasizes conceptual understanding and includes topics from exploratory data analysis, the planning and design of experiments, probability, and statistical inference. One and two sample t-procedures and their non-parametric analogs, one-way ANOVA, simple linear regression, goodness of fit tests, and the chi-square test for independence are discussed. An average of four to five hours of class meetings and computer laboratory sessions per week. Not open to students who have credit for or are concurrently enrolled in Mathematics 1200.

### MATH 1808. Biomathematics

**Christopher Chong**

A study of mathematical modeling in biology, with a focus on translating back and forth between biological questions and their mathematical representation. Biological questions are drawn from a broad range of topics, including disease, ecology, genetics, population dynamics, and neurobiology. Mathematical methods include discrete and continuous (ODE) models and simulation, box models, linearization, stability analysis, attractors, oscillations, limiting behavior, feedback, and multiple time-scales. Three hours of class meetings and one-and-a-half hours of computer laboratory sessions per week. Within the biology major, this course may count as the mathematics credit or as biology credit, but not both. Students are expected to have taken a year of high school or college biology prior to this course.

### Education

- B.S. (New Hampshire)
- M.S. (San Diego State University)
- Ph.D. (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology-Germany)