ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
ECE Faculty

William T. Baumann

Photograph of William T. BaumannOffice: 442 Whittemore
Mailing Address: 302 Whittemore (0111)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: (540) 231-4446
Fax: (540) 231-3362 Email: baumann

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Title: Associate Professor and Director of Instructional Labs

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1985
M.S. E.E., M.I.T., 1980
B.S. E.E., Lehigh University, 1978

Teaching Interests:
Classical and modern control system design, microprocessor systems, system identification, electronics

Research Interests:
Computational Biology, Biomedical Applications, Control. Recent work involves dynamic modeling of biological systems. One project involves modeling breast cancer cells to understand how they become resistant to therapy. Another project involves stochastic modeling of the yeast cell cycle to produce a more accurate model of this important system as well as to understand the impact of molecular noise on cell cycle progression.

See Modeling the Budding Yeast Cell Cycle.

Selected Grants:
  • Stochastic Models of Cell Cycle Regulation, NIH, 2006-2014, with J. Tyson, Y. Cao, C. Shaffer, and J. Peccoud.
  • ER-Related Activities Affect Breast Cancer Susceptibility and Responsiveness to Endocrine Therapy, NIH, Cancer Systems Biology Center, 2010-2015. PI: Robert Clarke, Georgetown University Medical Center.
Selected Publications:
  • Computational Biology
  • Robert Clarke, Katherine L. Cook, et al., “Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, the Unfolded Protein Response, Autophagy, and the Integrated Regulation of Breast Cancer Cell Fate,” Cancer Research, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 1321-31, March 2012.
  • J. J. Tyson, W. T. Baumann, et. al., “Dynamic Modeling of Estrogen Signaling and Cell Fate in Breast Cancer Cells,” Nature Reviews Cancer, vol. 11, pp. 523-532, July 2011.
  • D. A. Ball, T.-H. Ahn, P. Wang, K. C. Chen, Y. Cao, J. J. Tyson, J. Peccoud, and W. T. Baumann, “Stochastic Exit from Mitosis in Budding Yeast: Model Predictions and Experimental Observations,” Cell Cycle, vol. 10, pp. 999-1009, March 2011.
  • D. Barik, W. Baumann, M. Paul, and J. Tyson, “A Model of Yeast Cell Cycle Regulation Based on Multisite Phosphorylation,” Molecular Systems Biology, vol. 6, no. 405, August 2010.
  • Thermo-Acoustic Instability
  • J.M. Carson, W. T. Baumann, and W.R. Saunders, “Pulsed Control of Thermo-Acoustic Instabilities: Analysis and Experiment,” Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 131, no. 4, pp. 1-7, July 2009.
  • C. Martin, J. Ranalli, U. Vandsburger, and W. Baumann, “Characteristic Linear Dynamics of Kinetically Controlled Burning,” Combustion Theory and Modeling, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 921-946, December 2009.