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John A. Rhodes

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

102 Chapman
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on sabbatical,
2016-17 academic year

US Mail/UPS:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756660 (mail)
101 Chapman Building (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
Fairbanks AK 99775-6660



Textbook on Mathematical Biology



For the last few years, my primary interest has been the mathematical framework underlying phylogenetics — the inference of evolutionary trees from biological data such as genetic sequences. Much of my recent work has focused on using algebraic perspectives to understand probabilistic models of sequence evolution. This has led to more general algebraic work on statistical models with discrete random variables, and to work on questions of tensor rank.

Publications: A list (with PDFs) of my recent publications is here.


Mathematical Models in Biology

An Introduction

Elizabeth S. Allman and John A. Rhodes, Cambridge University Press, October 2003

MATLAB mfiles and Solution Manual:
(Note this web address is different from that printed in the text.) Solution manual requires password provided to instructors by CUP. The newest solution manual has a date of Jan.14, 2005 on its cover.            

Errata: errata.pdf   (Please e-mail additional errors to .) 



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