Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Jan Rychtář


Office: Petty 131
Email address:
Personal web page:
Starting year at UNCG: 2004
Office hours: MW 10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. and by appointment.


Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Alberta (2004)


Fall, 2015
  • MAT 292-01 LEC (Calculus II), TR 9:30-10:45, Nursing, Moore Building 330
  • MAT 595-01 LEC (Advanced Mathematical Analysis), TR 12:30-1:45, Petty Building 007
Winter, 2016
  • MAT 120-81D WEB (Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences)
Spring, 2016
  • MAT 349-01 LEC (EC:Prep Indstrl Career MAT Sci), MW 12:00-1:15, Sullivan Science Building 103
  • MAT 590-01 LEC (Intro Math Models in Biology)
  • MAT 596-01 LEC (Advanced Mathematical Analysis), MW 2:00-3:15, Moore Humanities and Research Administration 2209
Summer Session 1, 2016
  • MAT 120-01D WEB (Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences)
Fall, 2016
  • MAT 191-04 LEC (Calculus I), TR 9:30-10:45
  • MAT 292-01 LEC (Calculus II), TR 12:30-1:45

Research Interests

Mathematical Biology, Computational Mathematics, Applied Math

Selected Recent Publications

  • K. Pattni, M. Broom, L. Silvers, J. Rychtář. (in press) Evolutionary graph theory revisited: when is an evolutionary process equivalent to the Moran process?, Proceedings of the Royal Society A
  • David Sykes, Jan Rychtář. (in press) A Game Theoretic Approach to Valuating Toxoplasmosis Vaccination Strategies, Theoretical Population Biology
  • Mark Broom, Michal Johanis, and Jan Rychtář (2015) "The effect of fight cost structure on fighting behaviour," Journal of Mathematical Biology, Volume 71, Issue 4 (2015), Page 979-996. DOI:10.1007/s00285-014-0848-x
  • S. Sun, J. Rychtář (2015). The screening game in plant-pollinator interactions, Evolutionary Ecology 29 (4), 2015: 479-487
  • Ross, C.*, Rychtář, J., Rueppell, O. (2015) A structured population model suggests that long lifeand post-reproductive life span promote the evolution of cooperation, Journal of Theoretical Biology 369(2015), 85–94. DOI: 10.1007/s00285-015-0868-1

Brief Bio

Dr. Rychtář earned a Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Alberta, and he joined the UNCG faculty in 2004. His research interests are mathematical biology and game theory. He has co-authored a book Game-theoretical models in biology, authored or co-authored over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has been PI on the two NSF UBM grants (2006-2009 and 2009-2013), an NSF REU grant (2014-2017), co-PI on NSF REU grant (2009-2012). He received the UNCG 2012-2013 Junior Research Excellence Award. He has supervised research of over 40 undergraduate students and has served as an Interim Director of the UNCG Office of Undergraduate Research in 2012-2013. In 2008, he received UNCG CAS Teaching Excellence award. Since 2005, he organizes an annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference.