Jay Stotsky

  • Program Years: 2014-2018
  • Academic Institution: University of Colorado
  • Field of Study: Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: David Bortz
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2016)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, 2013
    PhD Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado 2018

Current Status


J A. Stotsky, J F. Hammond, L. Pavlovsky, E. J. Stewart, J. G. Younger, M. J. Solomon, and D. M. Bortz. Variable viscosity and density biofilm simulations using an immersed boundary method, part II: Experimental validation and the heterogeneous rheology-IBM. Journal of Computational Physics 2016

Jay A. Stotsky, Vanja Dukic, and David M. Bortz. "A point process model for generating biofilms with realistic microstructure and rheology." European Journal of Applied Mathematics (2018): 1-37.

Stotsky, Jay A., and David M. Bortz. "A posteriori error analysis of fluid–structure interactions: Time dependent error." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 356 (2019): 1-15.

Gou, Jia, Jay A. Stotsky, and Hans G. Othmer. "Growth control in the Drosophila wing disk." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine 12.3 (2020): e1478.

Stotsky, Jay A., Jia Gou, and Hans G. Othmer. "A random walk approach to transport in tissues and complex media: from microscale descriptions to macroscale models." Bulletin of mathematical biology 83 (2021): 1-84.

Stotsky, Jay, and Hans G. Othmer. "How surrogates for cortical forces determine cell shape." International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 140 (2022): 103907.

Stotsky, Jay A., and Hans G. Othmer. "The effects of internal forces and membrane heterogeneity on three-dimensional cell shapes." Journal of Mathematical Biology 86.1 (2023): 1.

Stotsky, Jay A., and Hans G. Othmer. "The Role of Cytonemes and Diffusive Transport in the Establishment of Morphogen Gradients." arXiv preprint arXiv:2211.12412 (2022).


Landahl Travel Grant (2015)

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2014)

Highest Honors on Undergrad Senior Thesis (2013)

Tufts University Deans List, All Semesters (2009-2013)

Tufts University Class of 1898 Award (2013)

Tau Beta Pi (2012)

Elizabeth V. Tischler Prize in Music Performance (2012)

Meritorious Award - Mathematical Contest in Modeling (2011, 2012)