"Nothing whatsoever takes place in the universe in which some relation of maximum and minimum does not appear."

-Leonhard Euler, Elastic Curves

I am currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mathematics at UCLA hosted by Professors Stanley Osher and Wilfrid Gangbo. I previously held postdoctoral and visiting positions at McGill University, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, and Technical University of Lisbon hosted by Professors Adam Oberman and Diogo Gomes.

I obtained my Ph.D. in the framework of UT Austin -- Portugal CoLab under the supervision of Professors Diogo Gomes and Alessio Figalli. My research interests include variational analysis, mean-field games, machine learning, optimal control, optimal transportation, partial differential equations, shape optimization problems, and dynamical systems.


Department of Mathematics, UCLA

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Los Angeles, CA 90095

lnurbek at math ucla edu