Professor in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
Van Savage is a professor in ecology, evolutionary biology, and computational medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute. His PhD and early research were in theoretical particle physics and mathematical physics. Almost 20 years ago, he transitioned to using mathematics, computation, and theory to study myriad problems in biology that range from vascular networks to tumour growth to sleep to how climate change alters species interactions, biodiversity, and ecosystems.