I graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, with a Master’s degree, and then earned my Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2007. My thesis advisor was James Sethian. After my graduation, I took a Courant Instructor position in NYU, and then joined the University of Maryland as a faculty in 2010.
My research is devoted to the development of numerical methods for solving mathematical problems arising in natural sciences including geophysics, chemical physics, and biology. My main focus has been split between Hamilton-Jacobi solvers for nonlinear PDEs and greedy graph algorithms for analysis of complex networks.