Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

Eric Takyi, Math/Comp Sci
Eric Takyi, Math/Comp Sci

Eric Mawuena Takyi

Eric Takyi earned his BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana. He later obtained an MPhil in Mathematics also from the University of Ghana where he worked as an assistant lecturer. He further obtained an MS in Mathematics from Clarkson University -Potsdam. Eric earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University. He joined the faculty at Ursinus College in 2021 as an Assistant Professor.

Eric’s research interests are in Mathematical modeling which makes use of Differential Equations. My recent work has been on the control of invasive species using biocontrol strategies.

I like to listen to good music and play the bass guitar at my leisure time.


Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics


  • BA in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Ghana
  • MPhil in Mathematics, University of Ghana
  • MS in Mathematics, Clarkson University-Potsdam
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, Iowa State University


  • Calculus I
  • Calculus III
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra


Research Interests

Population dynamics
Mathematical Biology
Ordinary  Differential Equations (ODEs)
Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

Recent Work


  1.  The effect of “fear” on two species competition (with Vaibhava Srivastava and Rana Parshad). [Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2023, 20(5): 8814-8855. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2023388]
  2. A gender-selective harvesting strategy: Weak Allee effects and a non- hyperbolic extinction boundary(with Joydeb Bhattacharyya and Rana Parshad). [Acta Biotheoretica (2023) 71:11]
  3. The (De)Stabilizing effect of juvenile prey cannibalism in a stage-structured model (with Kasey Cooper, Ava Dreher, Caroline McCrorey). [Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 20 (2), 3355-3378 (2022)]
  4. On large and small data blow-up solutions in the Trojan Y chromosome model (with Matthew Beauregard, Thomas Griffin, Landrey Bobo and Rana Parshad) [Axioms 2022, 11, 120. ]
  5. Some novel results in two species competition (with Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour and Rana Parshad) - [SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol 81, No.5, pp. 1847-1869 (2021)]
  6. A remark on “Global dynamics of a tritrophic food chain model subject to the Allee effects in the prey population with sexually reproductive generalized-type top predator” (with Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour, Said Kouachi and Rana Parshad) [Comp and Math Methods. 2019; E1079, pp. 1–23]