Boris Veytsman


Main Interests


PhD, Theoretical Physics. Odesa University, Odesa, Ukraine
MSc (Cum Laude), Theoretical Physics. Odesa University, Odesa, Ukraine

Professional Experience

since 2017
Research Scientist, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

since 2002
Affiliated Professor, Computational Materials Science Center & School of Systems Biology, George Mason University

Principal Engineer, Exelis, Inc., since 2015 Harris, Corp.

since 2003
Independent Consultant, Veytsman Consulting

July-November 2014
Senior Developer, Akorbi (a Google contractor)

Scientist, Research and Data Systems Corp. (a contractor for Goddard Space Flight Center)

Adjunct Professor (1998-2001), Research Associate (1993-1998), Visiting Faculty (1992-1993), Pennsylvania State University

Research Associate, Physics-Chemical Institute, Odesa, Ukraine
Research Associate, Odesa University, Odesa, Ukraine

Open source contributions


List of Publications

S. Agarwal, B. Veytsman, D. Fletcher, and G. Huber. The kinetics and optimality of influenza A virus locomotion, bioRxiv, 2024.

M. Wilkinson and B. Veytsman. Scale dependence of distributions of hotspots, Journal of Statistical Physics, 191(5), 60, May 2024.

A. Nesbitt, B. Veytsman, D. Mietchen, E. Maxfield Brown, J. Howison, J. F. Pimentel, L. Hèbert-Dufresne, and S. Druskat. Biomedical open source software: Crucial packages and hidden heroes, arXiv e-prints, Apr. 2024.

S. Agarwal, B. Veytsman, D. A. Fletcher, and G. Huber. Superdiffusive motion of influenza A on surfaces, Biophys. J., 123(3 Suppl. 1), 325A, 2024.

B. Veytsman. Updating the nostarch class, TUGboat, 44(2), 200-202, 2023.

V. Srivastava, J. L. Hu, J. C. Garbe, B. Veytsman, S. F. Shalabi, D. Yllanes, M. Thomson, M. A. LaBarge, G. Huber, and Z. J. Gartner. Configurational entropy is an intrinsic driver of tissue structural heterogeneity, bioRxiv, 2023.

M. Kamb, J. Byrum, G. Huber, G. L. Treut, S. Mehta, B. Veytsman, and D. Yllanes. Statistical topology of the streamlines of a two-dimensional flow, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 55(50), 505001, Dec. 2022.

G. Le Treut, G. Huber, M. Kamb, K. Kawagoe, A. McGeever, J. Miller, R. Pnini, B. Veytsman, and D. Yllanes. A high-resolution flux-matrix model describes the spread of diseases in a spatial network and the effect of mitigation strategies, Scientific Reports, 12(1), 15946, Sep 2022.

B. Veytsman. Using knitr and LaTeX for literate laboratory notes, TUGboat, 43(2), 2022.

A.-M. Istrate, D. Li, D. Taraborelli, M. Torkar, B. Veytsman, and I. Williams. A large dataset of software mentions in the biomedical literature, arXiv e-prints, p. arXiv:2209.00693, Sep. 2022.

D. Thai, Z. Xu, N. Monath, B. Veytsman, and A. McCallum, Labeled data for citation field extraction, Dryad, Dataset, March 2022.

A. Baranova, V. Chandhoke, A. V. Makarova, and B. Veytsman. In a search of a protective titer: Do we or do we not need to know?, Clinical and Translational Medicine, 11(12), e668, 2021.

A. Chu, G. Huber, A. McGeever, B. Veytsman, and D. Yllanes. A random-walk-based epidemiological model, Scientific Reports, 11(1), 19308, Sep 2021.

K. Kawagoe, M. Rychnovsky, S. Chang, G. Huber, L. M. Li, J. Miller, R. Pnini, B. Veytsman, and D. Yllanes. Epidemic dynamics in inhomogeneous populations and the role of superspreaders, Phys. Rev. Research, 3, 033283, Sep 2021.

G. Huber, M. Kamb, K. Kawagoe, L. M. Li, A. McGeever, J. Miller, B. A. Veytsman, and D. Zigmond. A minimal model for household-based testing and tracing in epidemics, Physical Biology, 18(4), 045002, 2021.

G. Huber, M. Kamb, K. Kawagoe, L. M. Li, B. Veytsman, D. Yllanes, and D. Zigmond. A minimal model for household effects in epidemics, Physical Biology, 17(6), 065010, Oct. 2020.

S. Satish, Z. Yao, A. Drozdov, and B. Veytsman. The impact of preprint servers in the formation of novel ideas, in: Proceedings of the First Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing, pp. 42-55, Online, Nov. 2020, Association for Computational Linguistics.

D. Thai, Z. Xu, N. Monath, B. Veytsman, and A. McCallum. Using BibTeX to automatically generate labeled data for citation field extraction, in: Automated Knowledge Base Construction, 2020.

L. Akhmadeeva, A. Kireeva, A. Timirova, G. Bulyakova, D. Islamgareeva, A. Kutlubaeva, and B. Veytsman. Efficiency of rehabilitation after stroke: A multifactor analysis, European J. Neur., 27, 115, 2020.

B. Veytsman, T. Cui, and A. Baranova. Practical detection of biological age: Why it is not a trivial task, in: A. Moskalev, ed., Biomarkers of Human Aging. Healthy Ageing and Longevity, vol. 10, Springer, 2019, Cham.

S. H. Ramesh, D. Thai, B. Veytsman, and A. McCallum. BibTEX-based dataset generation for training citation parsers, TUGboat, 40(2), 167-169, 2019.

B. Veytsman. Creating commented editions with LATEX--the commedit package, TUGboat, 40(2), 159-162, 2019.

L. R. Akhmadeeva, A. F. Timirova, A. R. Saitgareeva, L. A. Idrisova, F. F. Akhmadullin, I. U. Zulkarnay, and B. A. Veytsman. Effectiveness of rehabilitation after stroke in the hospital: quantitative analysis of motor function recovery, Problems of balneology, physiotherapy, and exercise therapy, 96(3), 4-9, 2019, (in Russian).

B. Veytsman. How to measure the consistency of the tagging of scientific papers?, in: 2019 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), pp. 372-373, 2019.

M. A. Garcia, B. Veytsman, and J. Minnix, Provisioning satellite coverage, US Patent 20180270761 A1, US10178624B2, 2019, Assignee: Aireon, LLC.

M. A. Garcia and B. Veytsman, Scheduling beams of a satelite antenna, US Patent 20180269958 A1, US10116379B2, 2018, Assignee: Aireon, LLC.

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. To justify or not to justify? Why bad typography may be harmful for your readers, TUGboat, 38(2), 171-172, 2017.

B. Veytsman. Making ltxsparklines: The journey of a CTAN contributor into the world of CRAN, TUGboat, 38(2), 173-174, 2017.

R. S. Thackurdeen and B. Veytsman. Automatic generation of herbarium labels from spreadsheet data using LATEX, TUGboat, 38(3), 345-349, 2017.

R. Gizatullin, L. Akhmadeeva, L. Nurtdinova, and B. Veytsman. Understanding of typed text by patients after stroke and healthy volunteers: does typography matter?, European J. Neurology, 23(Suppl. 2), 724, 2016.

L. Akhmadeeva, R. Gizatullin, and B. Veytsman. Are justification and hyphenation good or bad for the reader? First results, TUGboat, 37(2), 148-151, 2016.

B. Veytsman. Remaking the ACM LATEX styles, TUGBoat, 37(2), 183-186, 2016.

P. Painter, B. Veytsman, and J. Youtcheff. Phase behavior of bituminous materials, Energy & Fuels, 29, 7048-7057, 2015.

L. R. Akhmadeeva, D. S. Valeeva, B. A. Veytsman, and E. N. Akhmadeeva. Headache in pediatric practice: Multifactor analysis of clinical and social predictors, Saratov Journal of Medical Scientific Research, 11(4), 548-551, 2015, (In Russian).

L. Akhmadeeva, D. Valeeva, E. Kharisova, L. Nurtdinova, and B. Veytsman. A double blind randomized placebo controlled trial for non-invasive dynamic trans-cutaneous electrical nerves stimulation in management of tension type headaches: the first results, Cephalgia, 35(Suppl. 1), 71, 2015.

P. Painter, B. Veytsman, and J. Youtcheff. Guide to asphaltene solubility, Energy & Fuels, 29, 2951-2961, 2015.

P. Painter, B. Veytsman, and J. Youtcheff. Asphaltene aggregation and solubility, Energy & Fuels, 29, 2120-2133, 2015.

L. Akhmadeeva, G. Rayanova, and B. Veytsman. How physicians understand research ethics problems in Russia, in: N. Steneck, M. Anderson, S. Kleinert, and T. Mayer, eds., Integrity in the Global Research Arena, chap. 24, pp. 199-201, World Scientific, New Jersey; London; Singapore; Beijing; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Taipei; Chennai, 2015.

F. De Vito, B. Veytsman, P. Painter, and J. L. Kokini. Simulation of the effect of hydrogen bonds on water activity of glucose and dextran using the Veytsman model, Carbohydrate Polymers, 117, 236-246, 2015.

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Trilingual templates for an educational institute in Bashkortostan, Russia, TUGboat, 36(2), 109-113, 2015.

B. Veytsman. TEX and controlled access to information, TUGboat, 36(2), 119-122, 2015.

B. Veytsman and M. Cohen. New multibibliography package nmbib, TUGboat, 36(2), 133-135, 2015.

B. Veytsman and A. Baranova. High-throughput approaches to biomarker discovery and the challenges of subsequent validation, in: V. R. Preedy and V. B. Patel, eds., General Methods in Biomarker Research and their Applications, pp. 1-12, Springer Netherlands, 2015.

L. Akhmadeeva, D. Valeeva, M. Naprienko, L. Goldobina, G. Rayanova, and B. Veytsman. EHMTI-0384. A double blind randomized placebo controlled trial for non-invasive dynamic trans-cutaneous electrical nerves stimulation in management of tension type headaches, J. Headache Pain, 15 (Suppl 1), J2, 2014.

B. Veytsman, L. Wang, T. Cui, S. Bruskin, and A. Baranova. Distance-based classifiers as potential diagnostic and prediction tools for human diseases, BMC Genomics, 15, S10, 2014.

L. Akhmadeeva and B. Veytsman. Typography and readability: An experiment with post-stroke patients, TUGboat, 35(2), 195-197, 2014,

B. Veytsman. An output routine for an illustrated book: Making the FAO Statistical Yearbook, TUGboat, 35(2), 202-204, 2014,

M. A. Garcia, R. Mueller, E. Innis, and B. Veytsman, Reduction of altitude error using forecasted atmospheric pressure data, US Patent US 20140278182 A1; European Patent EP 2778604 A1, 2014, Assignee: Exelis Inc.

P. Painter, B. Veytsman, and J. Youtcheff. Association model for the phase behavior of asphaltenes, Energy & Fuels, 28(4), 2472-2480, 2014.

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Plots in LATEX: Gnuplot, octave, make, TUGboat, 34(3), 349-356, 2013,

M. Cohen, Y. Haralambous, and B. Veytsman. The multibibliography package, TUGboat, 34(3), 340-343, 2013,

L. R. Akhmadeeva, B. A. Veytsman, E. M. Kharisova, D. P. Gurov, and M. R. Fatykhova. Using stabilometric data for prognosis of falls in the elderly in-patients of neurology ward, Ural'skij Meditsinskij Zhurnal (Urals Medical Journal), 1(106), 47-50, 2013, In Russian.

L. R. Akhmadeeva, E. N. Akhmadeeva, B. A. Veytsman, G. S. Rayanova, E. E. Lipatova, R. R. Munasypova, and D. S. Valeeva. Pain as an interdisciplinary problem from the period of infancy to old age, Prakticheskayaya Meditsina (Practical Medicine), 1(66), 72-76, 2013, In Russian.

M. Garcia, R. Mueller, E. Innis, and B. Veytsman. An enhanced altitude correction technique for improvement of WAM position accuracy, in: Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS), 2012, pp. A4-1-A4-9, 2012,

B. Veytsman. Stubborn leaders and juggling boxes: A slightly unusual table of contents, TUGboat, 33(3), 316-318, 2012,

B. Veytsman. TEX and friends on a Pad, TUGboat, 33(2), 192-195, 2012,

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Towards evidence-based typography: First results, TUGboat, 33(2), 156-157, 2012,

L. Akhmadeeva, I. Tukhvatullin, and B. Veytsman. Do serifs help in comprehension of printed text? An experiment with Cyrillic readers, Vision Research, 65, 21-24, 2012. Link.

B. Veytsman and M. Ware. Ebooks and paper sizes: Output routines made easier, TUGboat, 32(3), 261-265, 2011,

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Towards evidence-based typography: Literature review and experiment design, TUGboat, 32(3), 285-288, 2011,

L. Akhmadeeva, B. Veytsman, L. Shamsiyarova, N. Akhmetova, and G. Rayanova. Postural balance and low back pain: A stabilometric study, in: W. Micheo, ed., 6th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Puerto Rico, 12-14 June 2011, pp. 121-122, Turin, 2011, Edizioni Minerva Medica.

R. Bruno and B. Veytsman, Transmission scheduling for ADS-B ground systems, US Patent US 7956795 B2; Also published as CA2641279A1, CA2641279C, EP2056272A2, EP2056272A3, US8169357, US20090111465, US20110227780, June 2011, Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Wilmington, DE. Link.

B. Veytsman. TEX consulting for fun and profit, TUGboat, 32(1), 27-29, 2011.

B. Veytsman. Are virtual fonts obsolete?, TUGboat, 31(2), 230-235, 2010,

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. TEX in the GLAMP world: On-demand creation of documents online, TUGboat, 31(2), 236-240, 2010,

B. Veytsman. LATEX class writing for wizard apprentices, TUGboat, 30(2), 163-168, 2009,

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Medical pedigrees: Typography and interfaces, TUGboat, 30(2), 227-235, 2009,

W. Liu, D. Bedrov, S. K. Kumar, B. Veytsman, and R. H. Colby. Role of distributions of intramolecular concentrations on the dynamics of miscible polymer blends probed by molecular dynamics simulation, Phys. Rev. Lett., 103(3), 037801, 2009. Link.

B. Veytsman. Design of presentations: Notes on principles and TEX implementation, TUGboat, 28(1), 70-76, 2007,

B. Veytsman. Design of presentations: Notes on principles and TEX implementation, PracTEX J., 4, 2006,

B. Veytsman and M. Shmilevich. Automatic report generation with Web, TEX and SQL, TUGboat, 28(1), 77-79, 2007,

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Drawing medical pedigree trees with TEX and PSTricks, TUGboat, 28(1), 100-109, 2007,

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeeva. Drawing medical pedigree trees with TEX and PSTricks, PracTEX J., 4, 2006,

R. Orr and B. Veytsman, Methods and apparatus for multiplexing signal codes via weighted majority logic, US Patent US20020150068 A1; International Patent WO2002069516 A1, April 2006, Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Wilmington, DE. Link.

B. Veytsman and L. Akhmadeyeva. Simple mathematical model of pathologic microsatellite expansions: When self-reparation does not work, J. Theor. Biol., 242(2), 401-408, 2006. Link.

Y. Park, B. Veytsman, M. Coleman, and P. Painter. The miscibility of hydrogen-bonded polymer blends: Two self-associating polymers, Macromolecules, 38(9), 3703-3707, 2005. Link.

M. N. Rodnikova and B. Veytsman, eds. Contributions to the Seminar on the Structure of Liquids and Liquid Solutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 2001, vol. 106 of J. Mol. Liq., Special Issue, 2003. Link.

S. Draganov, B. Veytsman, and L. Haas. Space applications algorithms and initial simulation results for the ITT low-power transceiver, in: Proc. ION GPS 2002, Portland, OR, September 24-27, 2002, pp. 94-102, 2002.

L. R. Akhmadeyeva, R. V. Magzhanov, B. A. Veytsman, D. Hilton-Jones, and S. Huson. Inherited neuromuscular disorders: Modern approaches for management in Bashkortostan (Russia), Neuromuscul. Disord., 12(7-8), 780, 2002.

L. Akhmadeyeva, D. Hilton-Jones, B. Veytsman, R. Magzhanov, and V. Tunik. Medical and social management for families with Steinert's Myotonic Distrophy, Neuromuscul. Disord., 11(6-7), 632, 2001.

B. A. Veytsman. Absence of phase transitions in hydrogen-bonds subsystem of associated fluids, J. Phys. Chem. B, 104(47), 11283-11285, 2000. Link.

M. N. Rodnikova and B. Veytsman, eds. Contributions to the Seminar on the Structure of Liquids and Liquid Solutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1998, vol. 82 of J. Mol. Liq., Special Issue, 1999. Link.

B. Veytsman. Equation of state for hydrogen-bonded systems, J. Phys. Chem. B, 102(39), 7515-7517, 1998. Link.

B. Veytsman, J. Morrison, A. Scaroni, and P. Painter. Packing and viscosity of concentrated polydisperse coal-water slurries, Energy & Fuels, 12(5), 1031-1039, 1998. Link.

B. A. Veytsman and D. J. Cosgrove. A model of cell wall expansion based on thermodynamics of polymer networks, Biophys. J., 75(5), 2240-2250, 1998. Link.

M. Kotelyanskii, B. Veytsman, and S. K. Kumar. Phase behavior of associating liquid mixtures, Phys. Rev. E, 58(1), R12-R15, 1998. Link.

B. Veytsman and P. Painter. The statistical mechanics of coal treated as a densely cross-linked network, Energy & Fuels, 11(6), 1250-1256, 1997. Link.

P. C. Painter, L. P. Berg, B. Veytsman, and M. M. Coleman. Intramolecular screening in nondilute polymer solutions, Macromolecules, 30(24), 7529-7535, 1997. Link.

S. K. Kumar, B. A. Veytsman, J. K. Maranas, and B. Crist. Is compressibility important in the thermodynamics of polymer mixtures?, Phys. Rev. Lett., 79(12), 2265-2268, 1997. Link.

G. H. Pehlert, P. C. Painter, B. Veytsman, and M. M. Coleman. Functional group accessibility in hydrogen-bonded polymer blends. 2. Miscibility map of 2,3-dimethylbutadiene-stat-vinylphenol blends with ethylene-stat-vinyl acetate, Macromolecules, 30(12), 3671-3677, 1997. Link.

P. C. Painter, B. A. Veytsman, S. Kumar, S. Shenoy, J. F. Graf, Y. Xu, and M. M. Coleman. Intramolecular screening effects in polymer mixtures. 1. Hydrogen bonded polymer blends, Macromolecules, 30(4), 932-942, 1997. Link.

B. A. Veytsman. Environment change, geographic migration and sickle cell anaemia, Evolutionary Ecology, 11, 519-529, 1997. Link.

B. A. Veytsman and R. Gupta. Fluctuation theory of hydrogen bonding in near-critical fluids, AIChE J., 42(9), 2661-2667, 1996. Link.

E. Marand, Q. Hu, H. W. Gibson, and B. Veytsman. Spectroscopic characterization of hydrogen bonding in poly(urethane-rotaxane)s, Macromolecules, 29(7), 2555-2562, 1996. Link.

B. A. Veytsman. Theory of nematic phases in solutions of rod-like molecules with hydrogen bonds, J. Chem. Phys., 103(6), 2237-2246, 1995. Link.

B. A. Veytsman. Liquid crystalline order in fluids with hydrogen bonds, Liquid Crystals, 18(4), 595-600, 1995. Link.

P. C. Painter, B. A. Veytsman, and M. M. Coleman. A comparison of models for hydrogen bonding in polymer blends, J. Polymer Sci. A, 32, 1189-1193, 1994. Link.

B. A. Veytsman. Limit cycles in renormalization group flows: Thermodynamics controls dances of space patterns, Phys. Lett. A, 183, 315-318, 1993. Link.

B. A. Veytsman. Thermodynamics of hydrogen-bonded fluids: Effects of bond cooperativity, J. Phys. Chem., 97, 7144-7146, 1993. Link.

B. A. Veytsman and P. C. Painter. Correlation effects in hydrogen-bonded polymer blends, J. Chem. Phys., 99, 9272-9278, 1993. Link.

Y. I. Andrianov, B. A. Veytsman, A. V. Zavadskaya, and F. O. Oparenko. Influence of electrostatic field on performance of fibrous filters for welding fumes, Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automat. Welding), 3, 64-67, 1991, In Russian.

B. A. Veytsman. Are lattice models valid for liquids with hydrogen bonds?, J. Phys. Chem., 94, 8499-8500, 1990. Link.

N. P. Malomuzh and B. A. Veytsman. The classification of double critical points and thermodynamical properties in their vicinities, Physica A, 168, 833-852, 1990. Link.

Y. I. Andrianov, B. A. Veytsman, A. P. Golovatyuk, A. V. Zavadskaya, and F. O. Oparenko. Improved bed filters for welding fumes, in: Advances of Leningrad Scientists and Engineers in Welding Industry-89, pp. 52-54, Leningrad, 1990, In Russian.

Y. I. Andrianov, B. A. Veytsman, A. V. Zavadskaya, and F. O. Oparenko. Development of ventilation equipment for welding industry, in: Current Problems of Ventilation and Ecological Safety in Welding Industry, pp. 61-66, Leningrad, 1990, In Russian.

N. P. Malomuzh and B. A. Veytsman. Properties of binary and ternary mixtures in the vicinities of double critical points, Phys. Lett. A, 136, 239-244, 1989. Link.

B. A. Veytsman and N. P. Malomuzh. Phase transitions in binary and ternary mixtures with hydrogen bonds, Zh. Fiz. Khimii, 63, 1068-3070, 1989, In Russian.

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