I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at Case Western Reserve University in the Computational Biomathematics Lab within the Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. I am jointly mentored by Peter Thomas (math) and Robin Snyder (biology). I have also worked as a postdoc at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (Ohio State University) and at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (University of Minnesota). I completed my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Cornell University under the supervision of Rick Durrett.

My research interests are in mathematical biology, applied probability, neural networks, and population and evolutionary genetics. In particular, I develop and analyze mathematical models to understand the roles of stochasticity, structure, and evolution in shaping the dynamics of biological systems. See the links above for more information.

Contact Information

Computational Biomathematics Lab
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave, 210 Yost Hall
Cleveland, OH 44106


Email: dschmidt (at) case (dot) edu
Tel: (614) 688-0572
Mathematical Biosciences Institute (Long Term Visitor)
Ohio State University
1735 Neil Ave, 375 Jennings Hall
Columbus, OH 43210

Last update: February 18, 2014