Leopold photo on the stairs of Jennings hall at Ohio State University
Mailing Address

Math. Biosciences Institute
The Ohio State University
376 Jennings Hall
1735 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-688-0427
Fax: 614-247-6643

I am a postdoctoral fellow here at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. Originally from The Republic of Cameroon in Central Africa, I earned a doctorate degree from the University of Georgia.
Research Interests
I am currently interested in Computational Neuroscience, Coupled-Cell Theory, Mathematical Image Analysis, and Numerical Analysis of PDEs. My bioscience focus is to investigate neurological disorders using mathematical modeling.

My dissertation was in mathematical image analysis. I proved the convergence of the Rayleigh-Ritz method for the Hilbertian total variation model of image denoising.

Recent Publications
  1. J. Rushmore, D. Caillaud, L. Matamba, R. M. Stumpf, S. P. Borgatti, S. Altizer, Social network analysis of wild chimpanzees provides insights for predicting infectious disease risk. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82 (2013): 976–986. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12088. Preprint
  2. M.-J. Lai and L. Matamba Messi. Piecewise linear approximation of the continuous Rudin-Osher-Fatemi model for image denoising, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 50 (2012), No. 5, pp. 2446–2466. pdf
  3. L. Matamba, C. Kazanci, J.R. Schramski, M. Blessing, P. Alexander, B.C. Patten. Throughflow Analysis: A stochastic approach, Ecol. Model. 220 (2009), No. 22, 3174 - 3181.
  4. C. Kazanci, L. Matamba and E. W. Tollner. Cycling in Ecosystems: An individual based approach, Ecol. Model. 220 (2009), No. 21, 2908 - 2914. Preprint
Teaching Experience
  • Higher Education
    Taught various flavors of the Calculus course and Precalculus.
    Mentored undergraduate students in research.
  • Secondary Education
    Certified high school teacher in my home country, Cameroon.
    Taught mathematics and statistics in middle and high schools.