Background

I am a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics (APPM). I am located at ECCR 255 in the Engineering center. Here is some  help to find your way around CU campus. Below are more details about me.

Education:  B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester.

Ph.D. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1971). Ph.D. advisor: D.J. Benney.

Experience: Teaching Assistant in Mathematics, M.I.T., 1967–1971. Instructor, Summer Session, M.I.T., 1970.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Clarkson University, 1971–1975. Associate Professor of Mathematics, Clarkson University, 1975–1976.

Visiting Scholar, Program in Applied Mathematics, Princeton University, 1977–1978.

Professor of Mathematics, Clarkson University, 1976–1979. Professor and Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Clarkson University, 1979–1985.

Visiting Senior Scholar, Program in Applied Mathematics, Princeton University, Spring 1984.

Dean of Science, Clarkson University, July 1, 1985–June 30, 1989.

Professor and Director/Chair, Program/Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, July 1, 1989–June 30, 2000. Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, July 1, 2000–Present.

Honors: Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1975–1977. Clarkson Graham Research Award, 1976. John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1984. Co-director, Joint U.S.–U.S.S.R. National Academy of Sciences Symposium on Soliton Theory Kiev, USSR 1979. Selected by U.S. National Academy of Science for scientific exchange visit to USSR, October 1984. Invited member, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, Spring 1985.

Council on Research and Creative Work Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994–1995. Member, Board of Electors, Professorship in Nonlinear Mathematical Science, Cambridge University, UK; Oct. 2000. Council on Research and Creative Work Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001–2002. Named as one of the most highly cited people in the field of Mathematics by the ISI Web of Science, 2003.

Conference on "Nonlinear waves, integrable systems and applications" University of Colorado, Colorado Springs June 4-7 and Boulder June 8, 2005 was held in recognition of my contributions to applied mathematics. Over 70 participants representing 14 countries gave lectures.

Professor of Distinction, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006.

Distinguished Research Lecturer (Included 1-yr. fellowship), University of Colorado, Boulder, 2009

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)   Fellow 2011--

American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fellow 2012--

More than:  12,000 citations to research papers (ISI Web of Knowledge); 28,000 citations to research papers and books (Google Scholar)

Martin Kruskal Prize/Lecture: Aug.  2014, Cambridge University, Awarded by SIAM (Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures)

Doctor Honoris Causa, Oct. 2014, University of Ioannina, Greece

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