I am a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Yoichiro Mori and Joshua Plotkin. I received a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University, where I was advised by Simon Levin.

My research primarily consists of using PDEs, dynamical systems, and stochastic processes to study the dynamics of populations. Recently, I have been focusing on models of multilevel selection and evolutionary game theory, as well as exploring collective behavior and pattern formation in ecological and social systems.


Contact Info

Email: dbcooney@sas.upenn.edu

Twitter: @DanielCooney1

You can also find more about my papers on Google Scholar or ResearchGate.


Upcoming Activities

  • October 12, 2022: University of Minnesota Mathematical Biology Seminar (virtual talk).
  • October 22-23, 2022: AMS Western Sectional Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Co-organizing special session on “Mathematical Modeling of Biological and Social Systems” (with Daniel Gomez and Hyunjoong Kim)
  • December 6-7, 2022: Poster Presentation at Workshop on Advances in Mathematical Ecology, Toronto, ON
  • January 4-7, 2023: Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA
    • Co-organizing special session on “Mathematical Modeling of Ecology and Evolution: From Infectious Disease to the Evolution of Cooperation” (with Benjamin Allen, Olivia Chu, and Chadi Saad-Roy)
  • March 18-19, 2023: AMS Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Atlanta, GA
    • Co-organizing special session on “Multiscale Approaches to Modeling Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics” (with Olivia Chu, Denis Patterson, and Chadi Saad-Roy)