Arnold B. Mitnitski

Dalhousie University, Canada


Arnold B. Mitnitski was born and graduated in Russia (St. Petersburg). He earned his M.Eng. degree and his Ph.D. degree in theoretical mechanics (dynamics and control, 1974). Since then, he has worked in different applications of mathematical modeling and data analysis in biomedicine, including cellular metabolism macrokinetics, numerical taxonomy, and optimization of antibiotics technology. He moved to Montreal in 1992 and worked at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Institute of Rehabilitation in modeling (biomechanics of motor control). He moved to Halifax in 2002 at the Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University. He is presently a Dalhousie University Research Professor, Professor of medicine and also holds cross-appointments at the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Community Health and Epidemiology, and the Faculty of Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the American Gerontological Society, a Member of the Canadian Geriatric Society, Population Association of America, and American Statistical Society. His research interests and expertise include stochastic and nonlinear deterministic models, complex networks in biomedicine, advanced data analysis including data mining; quantitative approaches to health, aging, and frailty. He coauthored (with Professor Kenneth Rockwood) the concept of frailty index as a general characteristic of health and aging.

Biography Updated on 24 January 2012

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