Research Interests: Bio- and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Neuroscience, Biological and Engineering Networks
I am a Full Professor of Applied Mathematics with a joint appointment at the Neuroscience Institute 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 Applied Mathematics from the University of Nizhny Novgorod (former Gorky), Russia in 2000, under the direction of Professor Leonid P. Shilnikov, the pioneer of homoclinic bifurcation theory.
Prior to joining Georgia State in 2006, I completed a five-year postdoc at the Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems, joint with the Brain Mind Institute at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne ( École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL).
My interdisciplinary research program combines applied mathematics, neuroscience, biology, and engineering, with a main focus on the dynamics and control of biological and technological networks. In particularly, 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