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About Daniel T. Kaplan

Kaplan is an expert in the application of nonlinear dynamics to biomedical problems. His work deals with chaos and fractals, focusing on biological and medical applications such as determining whether irregular heart rhythms are random or chaotic. Kaplan teaches courses in applied mathematics, statistics and computer science. He is the author of Understanding Nonlinear Dynamics.
EDUCATION: B.A., Swarthmore College;
M.S., Stanford University;
Ph.D., Harvard University.
Kaplan has been teaching at Macalester since 1996.


Present DeWitt Wallace Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Macalester College


Honors and Awards

  • Macalester's Excellence in Teaching Award 2006


  • Statistics with Biological Applications
  • Scientific Computation
  • Calculus with Biological Applications
  • Scientific Programming

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin/Rice 231
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6599


Journal Articles (32)