Rinaldo Schinazi

Rinaldo Schinazi portrait

Rinaldo Schinazi


Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150

Office Hours :
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 12:45-1:30 or by appointment rschinaz@uccs.edu
  • 276 Engineering & Applied Science Building

Dr. Schinazi is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at UCCS. Dr. Schinazi has taught a variety of courses in mathematics and currently teaches Functions and Modeling (UTLS - 3480) offered through the UCCSTeach Program. His research interests, scholarly publications and grants focus on using probability models to investigate questions in population biology.

Areas of Interest

  • I use probability models to investigate questions in population biology.

Courses Taught

  • UTLS 3480 - Functions & Modeling
  • My courses MATH 341, 431,
  • 432/532 and 533 have been videotaped and archived. Here is the
  • textbook information.
  • MATH 341 and 431. I used my own book: From Calculus to
  • Analysis, Birkhauser (2011).
  • MATH 432/532: Real analysis and Foundations by S. Krantz (second edition).
  • MATH 533: Real Analysis by G. Folland (second edition).


1. Classical and spatial stochastic processes, Birkhauser (second edition) 2014.

This book starts with classical stochastic processes (random walks, birth and death chains, branching processes) and then introduces the reader to some spatial processes such as percolation, cellular automaton, contact process. This is intended to be a short and elementary introduction to a difficult subject. I have been using this as a textbook at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduate level.

2. Probability with statistical applications, Birkhauser (second edition) 2012.

This book grew out of notes for a first one semester course in probability and statistics. The focus is on fundamental examples and concepts. The number of topics is small in order to concentrate on what I think are the fundamental ideas of the subject.

3. From Calculus to Analysis, Birkhauser 2011.

The first 4 chapters of this book deal with the tools and concepts of Calculus that are most useful in Analysis. The last 5 chapters are devoted to elementary classical analysis.