PhD, Applied Mathematics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 2004,
MSc, Applied Mathematics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 1999,
MBA, Decisions and Operations Research, Tel Aviv University, 1996.
I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of a group of seven vibrant cities in Northern Europe which are often called “The Venice of the North” due to their networks of canal. I received my PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2004. Before joining the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University in 2007, I had visiting positions with the Institute of Mathematics at ETH and the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. I joined the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Training Program at TAMU and Dr. Robert Chapkin lab in 2018. As a trainee in the program, I am also a part of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics group at the Department of Statistics where I work with Dr. Bani Mallick, Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya, and Dr. Debdeep Pati.
I am interested in a diverse range of problems in probability theory, mathematical statistics and their applications. Technically, a balk of my research focuses on the asymptotic analysis of a random motion and other random processes that either interact significantly with an external environment or are “self-interacting”. One of the applications I am currently interested in is Monte Carlo diffusion-driven algorithms on a general state-space. Another exciting application, which is the focus of my research in Dr. Chapkin Lab, is the statistical modelling and analysis of microbiome data.