Alexandra Agranovich

Courses in the 2012/13 academic year:

         Optimization For Engineers (83-805)

         Optimization For Economists (88-626)

         Operation Research For Mathematicians (88-369)

         Numerical Analysis For Mathematicians (88-376)

         Numeric Methods For Computer Science (89-276)


Research Interests

Mathematical modeling in immunology, optimization problems, predator-prey systems



Journal articles

1.    Agranovich, A., Louzoun, Y., Shnerb, N., and Moalem, S., 2006. Catalyst-induced growth with limited catalyst lifespan and competition. J Theor Biol 241, 307-20.

2.    Agranovich, A., Louzoun, Y., 2012. Predator prey dynamics in a uniform medium lead to directed percolation and wave train propagation Phys. Rev. E 85, 031911.

3.    Agranovich, A., Vider-Shalit, T., Louzoun, Y., 2011. Optimal viral immune surveillance evasion strategies. Theoretical Population Biology 80(4): 233-243.

4.    Agranovich, A., Maman, Y., Louzoun, Y., 2012. Effect of protein length and number on the evolution of escape mutations in viruses. PlosCompBio. Under review.

Book chapters

1.    Maman, Y., Agranovich, A., Vider Shalit, T., Louzoun, Y., 2012. Evolutionary Principles In Viral Epitopes. Mathematical Methods and Models in Biomedicine. Series: Lecture Notes on Mathematical Modelling in the Life Sciences. Ledzewicz, U.; Schättler, H.; Friedman, A.; Kashdan, E. (Eds) ISBN 978-1-4614-4177-9.

  1. Behar, H., Agranovich, A., Louzoun, Y.,2012. Diffusion rate determines balance between extinction and proliferation in birth-death processes.In print.


1.    Influence of Spatial Factor on Hysteresis in Immune system. Society for Mathematical Biology Conference 2008, Centre for Mathematical Medicine, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada

2.    Predator - prey dynamics in the uniform medium lead to directed percolation and wave train propagation. Functional Differential Equations and Applications. Research workshop of the Israel Science Foundation 2010, Ariel, Israel


2006-2012 PhD studies in Applied Mathematics. Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Supervisor : Prof. Yoram Louzoun

Dissertation theme: Birth-Death Models and their Biological Applications

2002-2004 Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Supervisors: Dr. Yoram Louzoun, Dr. Nadav


Thesis theme: Spatially Extended Catalyst Induced Stochastic Birth-Death Process


2001 2003 Teaching of School Math Certificate Studies. Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. (with excellence)

1999 2002 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science (Magna Cum Laude). Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

1994 - 1997 Economical Cybernetics. Sevastopol State Technical University, Sevastopol, Ukraine.