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Larry S. Liebovitch, Ph.D.
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Larry S. Liebovitch, Ph.D.

Larry S. Liebovitch, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Physics and Department of Psychology

Dean of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
2010-2013
Accomplishmenrts as Dean

Queens College, City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Physics Department
Science Building Room B322
Flushing, NY 11367
Telephone: 718.997.3390
email:larry.liebovitch@qc.cuny.edu

B.S. Physics, City College of New York, 1972
Ph.D. Astronomy, Harvard University, 1978
In 1995, elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society
"For advancing the physics of fractals and chaos and using these methods to analyze and understand biological systems."

Curriculum Vitae     Resume (1-page)

Article about Dr. Liebovitch from Emerging: The Newsletter of the Plexus Institute (July/August 2005)

En espanol - from number 21 of "Komplex", a monthly newsletter edited by O+berri, the Basque Institute of Innovation (29 de mayo de 2006)

 


BOOKS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

COURSES TAUGHT


 

BOOKS

(complete list in curriculum vitae)


Oxford University Press
Fractals and Chaos Simplified
Fractals and Chaos Simplified for the Life Sciences
  • by Larry S. Liebovitch
  • Oxford University Press, New York NY, 1998
  • ISBN 0-19-512024-8
  • This book explains the properties of fractals and chaos and illustrates them with examples from biology and medicine. The aim is to provide a basic understanding to people who are unfamiliar and/or afraid of mathematics. However, enough mathematical detail is provided so that biomedical scientists can learn how to use these new methods in their own research. The material is presented one concept at at time on facing pages, with text on the left page and graphics on the right page. The graphics pages can be copied onto transparencies to use to teach this material.


published by Bio Med Central
www.nonlinearbiomedphys.com
Nonlinear Biomedical Physics
  • On-line journal of nonlinear methods from the physical sciences applied to biology and medicine.
  • Articles that cross the cultural divide from mathematics to the life sciences.
  • Founding Editors-in-Chief: Zbigniew CZERNICKI, Wlodzimierz KLONOWSKI, and Larry LIEBOVITCH


SAGE Publications, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, Volume 165
SAGE: QASS Vol. 165
Fractal Analysis in the Social Sciences
  • by Clifford T. Brown and Larry S. Liebovitch
  • SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91320
  • ISBN: 9781412971652
  • This primer uses straightforward language to give the reader step-by-step instructions for identifying and analyzing fractal patterns and the social process that create them. By making fractals accessible to the social science students, this book has a significant impact on the understanding of human behavior.
  • Detailed examples help readers learn and understand the analytical methods presented.
  • Clear and logical explanations of fractals and their analysis enable the instructor to easily teach and the student to easily learn the material.
  • MATLAB programs to analyze data.


Springer, Peace Psychology Book Series
Attracted to Conflict
Attracted to Conflict: Dynamic Foundations of Destructive Social Relations by
  • R. R. Vallacher
  • P. T. Coleman
  • A. Nowak
  • L. Bui-Wrzosinska
  • L. Liebovitch
  • K. Kugler
  • A. Bartoli
  • Springer, New York, NY, 10013
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-35279-9
  • Addresses intractable social conflict from the new vantage point of dynamical systems.
  • Authored by leading researchers in the field with different relevant backgrounds.
  • Addresses a broad audience of researchers in the natural sciences and humanities.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

(complete list in curriculum vitae)

 
    BIOLOGY: differentiation, gene expression, ion channels
   
 

L. S. Liebovitch and V. Naudot. 2011.
Open problems in the dynamics of the expression of gene interaction networks (pdf), In Frontiers in the Study of Chaotic Dynamical Systems with Open Problems, Ed. Z. Elhadj and J. C. Sprott, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 219-229.
J. L. Michaels, V. Naudot, and L. S. Liebovitch. 2010.
Dynamic stabilization in the PU1-GATA1 circuit using a model with time-dependent kinetic change Bulletin of Mathematical Biology doi: 10.1007/s11538-010-9615-3
C. Marr, F. J. Theis, L. S. Liebovitch, and M.-T. Huett. 2010.
Patterns of subnet usage reveal distinct scales of regulation in the transcriptional regulatory network of Escherichia coli (pdf) PLoS Computational Biology 6(7): e1000836. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000836
L. S. Liebovitch, V. K. Jirsa, and L. A. Shehadeh. 2006.
Structure of genetic regulatory networks: Evidence for scale free networks (pdf). In Complexus Mundi: Emergent Patterns in Nature, Ed. M. M. Novak, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 1-8.
L. A. Shehadeh, L. S. Liebovitch, and V. K. Jirsa. 2006.
Relationship between global structures of genetic networks and mRNA levels measured by cDNA microarrays (pdf).Physica A 364 :297-314.
L. S. Liebovitch and Piotr Krekora. 2002.
The physical basis of ion channel kinetics: the importance of dynamics. Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, Membrane Transport and Renal Physiology,Eds. H. E. Layton and A. M. Weinstein, 129:27-52. (html)
L. S. Liebovitch, Daniela Scheurle, Marian Rusek, and Michal Zochowski. 2001.
Fractal methods to analyze ion channel kinetics. Methods 24:359-375 (pdf).
W. A. Varanda, L. S. Liebovitch, J. N. Figueira, and R. A. Nogueira. 2000.
Hurst analysis applied to the study of single calcium-activated potassium channel kinetics in Leydig cells. J. Theoret. Biol., 206: 343-353. (pdf) .
L. S. Liebovitch and A. T. Todorov. 2000.
What causes ion channel proteins to open and close? In Disorder Versus Order in Brain Function, Eds. Peter Arhem, Clas Blomberg, and Hans Liljenstrom, World Scientific, River Edge, NJ, pp. 83-106.
S. B. Lowen, L. S. Liebovitch, and J. A. White. 1999.
Fractal ion-channel behavior generates fractal firing patterns in neuronal models. Phys. Rev E, 59: 5970-5980 (pdf)
L. S. Liebovitch, Y. Tao, A. T. Todorov, and L. Levine. 1996.
Is there an error checking code in the base sequence in DNA? Biophysical Journal, 71:1539-1544 (pdf)..


 
    EPIDEMICS: biologic, electronic
   
 

Y.-A. Rho, L. S. Liebovitch, and I. B. Schwartz. 2008.
Dynamical response of multi-patch, flux-based models to the input of infected people: Epidemic response to initiated events (pdf) Physics Letters A 372:5017-5025. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2008.05.065
L. S. Liebovitch and I. B. Schwartz. 2004.
Migration induced epidemics: Dynamics of Flux-based multipatch models. Phys. Lett. A 332 :256-267. (pdf).
L. S. Liebovitch and I. B. Schwartz. 2003.
Information flow dynamics and timing patterns in the arrival of email viruses. Phys. Rev. E. 68 :017101-1 - 017101-4. (pdf).


 
    MEDICINE: drug interactions, eyes, heart attacks
   
 

L. S. Liebovitch, N. Tsinoremas, and A. Pandya. 2007.
Devloping combinatorial multi-component therapies (CMCT) of drugs that are more specific and have fewer side effects than traditional one drug therapies (pdf) Nonlinear Biomedical Physics 1:11 (30 August) doi:10.1186/1753-4631-1-1107.
L. S. Liebovitch. 2006.
Why the eye is round. in Biology of the Eye, Ed. J. Fischbarg. Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 1-19.
L. S. Liebovitch, T. Penzel, and J. W. Kantelhardt. 2002.
Physiological relevance of scaling of heart phenomena. In The Science of Fractal Disasters: Climate Disruptions, Heart Attacks, and Market Crashes, Eds. A. Bunde, J, Kropp, and H. J. Schellnhuber, Springer, Berlin, pp. 258-281.
L. A. Shehadeh, L. S. Liebovitch, and M. A. Wood. 2002.
Temporal patterns of atrial arrhythmia recurrences in patients with implantable debfibrillators: implications for assessing antiarrhythmic therapies. J. Card. Electrophys.13:303-309.
M. A. Wood, K. A. Ellenbogen and L. S. Liebovitch. 1999.
Electrical storm in patients with transverse implantable cardioverter-defibrillatorsJ. Am. Coll. Cardiology, 34:950-951.
L. S. Liebovitch, A. T. Todorov, M. Zochowski, D. Scheurle, L. Colgin, M. A. Wood, K. A. Ellenbogen, J. M. Herre, and R. C. Bernstein. 1999.
Nonlinear properties of cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Phys. Rev E, 59:3312-3319. (pdf)


 
   PEOPLE: anthropology, conflicts, economics, peace
   
 

I Y. Fernandez-Rosales, L. S. Liebovitch, L. Guzman-Vargas. 2015.
The dynamic consequences of cooperation and competition in small-world networks PLOS ONE Published: April 30, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126234.
L. Kurt, K. G. Kugler, P. T. Coleman, and L. S. Liebovitch. 2014.
Behavioral and emotional dynamics of two people struggling to reach a consensus about a topic on which they disagree. PLOS ONE Published: January 10, 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.008460.
J. L. Michaels, R. R. Vallacher, and L. S. Liebovitch. 2013.
Volatile psychological dynamics in social interactions: Attitudes and emotions react asymmetrically to interaction shifts between agreement and disagreement (pdf) Social Psychology and Personality Science 4:705-713. DOI: 10.1177/1948550613482985.
A. Rojas-Pachecoa, B. Obregon-Quintanab, L.S. Liebovitch, and L. Guzman-Vargasa. 2013.
Time-delay effects on dynamics of a two-actor conflict model. Physica A392:458-467, doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2012.09.021
R. Peluso, L. S. Liebovitch, J. M, Gottman, and J. Su. 2012.
A Mathematical Model of Psychotherapy: An Investigation Using Dynamic Non-linear Equations to Model the Therapeutic Relationship. Psychotherapy Research 22(1):40-55, doi: 10.1080/10503307.2011.622314
L. S. Liebovitch, Paul R. Peluso, M. D. Norman, J. Su, and J. M. Gottman. 2011.
Mathematical model of the dynamics of psychotherapy. Cognitive Neurodynamicsdoi: 10.1007/s11571-011-9157-x
L. S. Liebovitch, R. Vallacher, and J. Michaels. 2010.
Dynamics of cooperation-competition interaction model, Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, 16(2):175-188.
N. E. Romero, Q. D. Y. Ma, L. S. Liebovitch, C. T. Brown and P. Ch. Ivanov. 2010.
Correlated walks down the Babylonian markets (pdf) Europhysics Letters (EPL) 90:18004. doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/90/18004.
L. S. Liebovitch, V. Naudot, R. Vallacher, A. Nowak, L. Bui-Wrzosinska, and P. Coleman. 2008.
Dynamics of two-actor cooperation-competition conflict models. (pdf) Physica A 387:6360-6378. doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2008.07.020
C. T. Brown, L. S. Liebovitch, and R. Glendon. 2007. Levy flights in Dobe Ju'/hoansi foraging patterns (pdf). Human Ecology 35:129-138.
L. S. Liebovitch and Lina A. Shehadeh. 2005.
Chapter 5. Introduction to Fractals (pdf). In Tutorials in Contemporary Nonlinear Methods for the Behavorial Sciences Web Book Eds. M. A. Riley and G. V. Orden, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Social, Behavorial and Economic Sciences, http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/pac/nmbs/nmbs.jsp
C. T. Brown, W. R. T. Walter, and L. S. Liebovitch. 2005.
The Broken Past: Fractals in Archaeology. J. Archaeological Method and Theory 12 :37-78. (pdf).


 
   PHYSICS: complexity, networks, oscillators
   
 

I Y. Fernandez-Rosales, L. S. Liebovitch, L. Guzman-Vargas. 2015.
The dynamic consequences of cooperation and competition in small-world networks PLOS ONEPublished: April 30, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126234.
C. Witkov and L. S. Liebovitch. 2010.
Predicting optimal sweep rates for autoresonance in Duffing-type oscillators: A beat method using Teager-Kaiser instantaneous frequency J. Sound and Vibration 329(8):1154-1164. doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2009.10.030.
L. S. Liebovitch. 2006.
What is "Self-Organization"? (pdf) In Emgering, The Newsletter of the Plexus Institute, April-August 2006, pp. 16-19.
L. S. Liebovitch, A. T. Todorov, M. A. Wood, and K. A. Ellenbogen. 2000.
When using the mean is meaningless: examples from probability theory and cardiology, In Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education Eds. A. E. Kelly and R. Lesh, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. Inc, Mahwah NJ, pp. 913-926.
L. S. Liebovitch, and D. Scheurle. 2000.
Two lessons from fractals and chaos. Complexity, 5(No.4):34-43. (html).
M. Zochowski and L. S. Liebovitch. 1999.
Self-organizing dynamics of coupled map systems. Phys. Rev E, 59:2830-2837 (pdf).

 

COURSES TAUGHT

(complete list in curriculum vitae)

 
   Queens College, City University of New York, NY
   
 

Introduction to Modern Physics - Undergraduate Physics PH 260, Fall 2015, syllabus
Special relativity and quantum mechanics.
General Physics II Laboratory - Undergraduate Physics PH122, Fall 2015
General Astronomy Laboratory - Undergraduate Physics Astr 2, Fall 2015
General Physics II - Undergraduate Physics PH 122, Spring 2015, syllabus
Electricity, magnetism, optics, special relativity, and quantum mechanics.
General Astronomy Laboratory - Undergraduate Physics Astr 2, Spring 2015
Introduction to Modern Physics - Undergraduate Physics PH 260, Fall 2014, syllabus
Special relativity and quantum mechanics.
Principles of Physics I Laboratory - Undergraduate Physics PH 145, Fall 2014
General Astronomy Laboratory - Undergraduate Physics Astr 2, Fall 2014


 
   Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
   
 

Fractals in Psychology - Undergraduate Psychology PSY 3502, Fall 2009, syllabus
How fractal methods can be used to analyze experimental data and gain a better understanding of the physiology and psychology of perception and behavior.
Methods in Complex Systems - Graduate Interdisciplinary ISC 6450, Fall 2008, syllabus
Linear, parametric, non-parametric, and nonlinear analysis of experimental data: The stuff that they told you and that they didn't tell you in undergraduate statistics. This course helps you to understand the assumptions used in these statistical methods and which statistical methods are best for analyzing different types of data. Required for the Ph.D. program in Complex Systems and Brain Sciences.
Fractals in Psychology - Undergraduate Psychology PSY 3502, Spring 2008, syllabus
Application of Fractals to Psychology - Undergraduate Psychology PSY 4930. Spring 2007, syllabus
Complexity for the Life Sciences - Graduate Psychology PSY 5930, Fall 2006, syllabus
Most things are made up of many pieces that interact strongly with each other. Yet much of science has tried to study things by tearing them apart and studying only their tiny separate, noninteracting pieces. Here we will learn how the science of "complexity" is able to help us see, analyze, and understand complex entities in physics, chemistry, biology, and psychology.
Psychology and the Internet - Undergraduate Psychology PSY 4930, Spring 2006, syllabus
The INTERNET has become an important mode of how people acquire information, interact with each other, and conduct business. Thorough knowledge of the INTERNET is becoming of pivotal importance in academic Psychology and in the Business environment. This course will:
Tell you what the INTERNET is, how it works, and how it came to be.
Describe the social space and processes that happen over the INTERNET.
Describe how the Internet is changing social interactions, businesses, politics, and the military.
The Mathematics and Science of Fractals - Undergraduate Mathematics MAT 1932, Spring 2005, syllabus
Mathematics for undergraduate students who never liked and never did well in math.
Fractals and Chaos for the Life Sciences - Graduate Interdisciplinary ISC 5451, Fall 2004, syllabus
Mathematics of fractals and chaos applied to cellular, physiological, and psychological systems. (Mathematical level: calculus and differential equations.)
The Mathematics and Science of Fractals - Undergraduate Mathematics MAT 1932, Spring 2004, syllabus
Mathematics for undergraduate students who never liked and never did well in math.
Methods in Complex Systems - Graduate Interdisciplinary ISC 6450, Spring 2004, syllabus
Psychology of the Internet - Undergraduate Psychology PSY 4930, Fall 2003, syllabus
The INTERNET has become an important mode of how people acquire information, interact with each other, and conduct business. Thorough knowledge of the INTERNET is becoming of pivotal importance in academic Psychology and in the Business environment. This course will:
Tell you what the INTERNET is and how it works.
Describe the social space and processes that happen over the INTERNET.
Give you information about resources available for learning about Psychology over the INTERNET.

last revised August 18, 2015


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