Research Interests: Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Biological and Engineering Networks, Locomotion, Vibrations and Control
I am a Full Professor of Applied Mathematics at Georgia State University. I am also an associate member of the Center for Nonlinear Science at Georgia Institute of Technology.
I received a Ph.D. in Dynamical Systems from the Chair of Nonlinear Dynamics and Automatic Control at the University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in 2000, under the direction of Professor Leonid Shilnikov, the pioneer of homoclinic bifurcation theory.Prior to joining Georgia State in 2006, I was a Postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne ( École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL) from 2001 to 2005. My research interests are in applications of dynamical systems in engineering and biology, including complex networks, dynamical instabilities in mechanical systems, and locomotion. In particular, I apply rigorous mathematical techniques and computational methods to investigate the interplay between network structure and overall network dynamics, in view of its role in information processing, cooperative behavior, and pattern formation.
My research is supported by the National Science Foundation (2016-2019 grant: DMS-1616345) and the U.S. Army Research Office (2015-2018 grant: No. W911NF-15-1-267).
I serve on editorial boards of six international journals, including the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, where I received the Best Associate Editor award for the 2012-2013 term.
Academic Service: Editorial Board Member