J. Rimas Vaisnys

Rimas Vaisnys
Professor of Electrical Engineering & Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Room / Office: Dunham 509
Office Address:
15 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208284
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-4253
Email: juozas.vaisnys@yale.edu

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley


Professor Vaisnys' research centers on ecological and evolutionary processes, on the behavior of dynamical systems, and on the physics of computation. Specific systems of study have ranged from phage to hominids.

Professor Vaisnys is interested in the behavior of real systems and in using observational and theoretical techniques most appropriate to a given situation.

Most recently, he has been applying techniques drawn from probability theory and statistics, discrete and computational mathematics, linear algebra, and differential equations.

Selected Publications:

  • Dynamics of Gastrovascular Circulation in the Hydrozoan Podocorynecarnea: The One-Polyp Case , S. Dudgeon, A. Wagner, J. Rimas Vaisnys, L.W. Buss, 1999, Biol. Bull., 196, 1-17.
  • Approximate Analysis of a Piece-Wise Linear Population Model , J. Rimas Vaisnys, M. Tamosiunaite, 1997,Information Technology and Control, 4, 49.
  • Analysis of Paedomorphosis using Allometric Characters: The Example of Reduncini Antelopes (Bovidae, Mammalia) , E.S. Vrba, J. Rimas Vaisnys, J.E. Gatesy, R. DeSalle, 1994, Systematic Biology, 43(1), 93-116.
  • Temperature Stress Induces Dynamical Choas in a Cnidarian Gastrovascular System , L.W. Buss, J. Rimas Vaisnys, 1993, Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B, 252, 39-41.