Marina Chugunova
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor,
Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
Claremont Graduate University
710 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711, USA
Phone: (office) +1 (909) 60-79489
Fax:    +1 (909) 60-78261
Email:
marina.chugunova at cgu.edu

 

PERSONAL:

Place of birth: Russia
Citizenship: Canadian


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Mathematics, McMaster University, December 2007, Canada
Thesis: Spectral Stability of Nonlinear Waves in Dynamical Systems
Supervisor: Dmitry Pelinovsky

Candidate of Math.Sc. Mathematical Analysis - 001, Ulyanovsk University, 1997, Russia
Thesis: Inverse Sturm-Liouville Problem with Spectral Parameter Dependent Boundary Conditions
Supervisor: Abraham V. Strauss

M.Sc. Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1990, Russia
Thesis: The Automated Construction of Different Sectional Views for a Three-dimensional Model of the Russian Space Station "Mir".
Supervisor: Michail Komarov

B.Sc  with honours in  Applied Mathematics and Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1988, Russia


AWARDS

Simons Foundation, Collaboration Grant, 2013 - 2018

Summer Research Financial Support, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, August 2011

Atkinson Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching (Applied PDE course), University of Toronto, 2009 - 2010

Summer Research Grant, MACSI (Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry), University of Limerick, August 2009

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008 - 2010

Best Student Paper Award, IMACS International Conference, Athens, GA, 2007

Summer Scholarship (Stability and Instability of Nonlinear Waves Workshop), 2006

NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2006 - 2007

Sharcnet Graduate Scholarship, 2004 - 2006

Award for Excellence in Online Teaching, 2001

Insitute of Applied Mathematics Research Grant, 1989

Scholarship of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1984

Russian Mathematical Olympiad (Far East Region of Russia), First Place with 100/100 points, 1983


RESEARCH SUPERVISION

- 2016-2018, Ph.D Thesis Advisor of Casey Johnson, "Vibrations of complex string systems".

- 2014-2016, Ph.D Thesis Advisor of Di Kang (co-advisor with Ali Nadim ), "Coating flows on spherical domains".

- 2013-2015, Ph.D Thesis Advisor of Matthew Michal, "Analytical and numerical validation of lubricating coating flow models".

- 2012-2013, (co-supervision with Chiu-Yen Kao) Sarun Seepun (Pitzer College, 3rd year undergraduate student ), the individual study project "Mathematics of thin-film flows".

- 2010-2012, (co-supervision with Mary Pugh and Stephen Morris) Gary Yan (UofT, 3rd year undergraduate student ), the laboratory project "Experimental study of coating flow steady states for low rotation speed regime".

- 2010 (Summer), MITACS-Fields Undergraduate Summer Research Program, (co-supervision with Dmitry Pelinovsky ) Alex Kulyk (Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine, 3rd year undergraduate student), Daniel Badali (UofT, 4th year undergraduate student), Steven Pollack (McGill University, 3rd year undergraduate student), the research project: "Bifurcation analysis of coating flow steady states for low surface tension regime".

- 2010 (Summer), NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research, (co-supervision with Almut Burchard) Dan Ginsberg (UofT, 3rd year undergraduate student ), the research project: "Strong positivity property of weak steady states in coating flows".

- 2009 (Summer), NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research, (co-supervision with Almut Burchard) Weiwei Guo (UofT, 4th year undergraduate student ), the research project: "Numerical analysis of spectral stability of steady states in rimming flows".

 

SERVICE

Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CGU (2017- now)

CGU Academic Computing Committee Member, (2015 - now)

CGU Representative at Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, (2014 - now)

Member of NSERC Mathematical Sciences Scholarships and Fellowships Selection Committee (2015 - 2017)

Appointed as the Avery Professor of Mathematics for the Academic Year (2015-2016)

Director of the joint graduate program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics (California State University Long Beach and Claremont Graduate University) (2013 - 2015)

Claremont Mathematics Weekend, 2016, co-organizer

Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics Seminar, co-organizer (2015 - now)

Applied PDE Working Group Seminar, co-organizer (2013 - now)

Appointed as the Avery Professor of Mathematics for the Academic Year (2012-2013)

NSF Grant Review Panelist, 2011

CMS Annual Meeting, co-organizer of special sessions, 2010 and 2012

Fields Institute, co-organizer of a workshop, 2012

UofT, co-organizer of a numerical PDE group seminar, 2009 - 2011

UofT, coordinator of multi-section courses, 2009 - 2012

UofT, judge of Math. Battle and Kangaroo contests, 2009 - 2010

Referee: Nonlinearity, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Physica D, SIMA

PUBLICATIONS

[1] R. Taranets, M. Chugunova, Thin film flow dynamics on fiber nets, submitted to Communications in Math. Science, (2017)

[2] R. Taranets, M. Chugunova, Longtime dynamics of the PDE model for the motion toward light of bacterial colonies, submitted to Nonlinearity, (2017)

[3] I. Krasnyuk, R. Taranets, M. Chugunova, Oscillations in confined binary alloys with surface feedback, submitted to Physica D (Nonlinear Phenomena) (2017)

[4] D. Kang, A. Nadim, M. Chugunova, Marangoni effects on a thin liquid film coating a sphere with axial or radial thermal gradients, Physics of Fluids 29, 072106 (2017)

[5] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, The interface dynamics of a surfactant drop on a thin viscous film, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, doi.org/10.1017/S0956792516000474, 1 - 31, (2016)

[6] M. Chugunova, B. Jadamba, C. Kao, C. Klymko, E. Thomas, and B. Zhaok, Study of a Mixed Dispersal Population Dynamics Model, Numerical Partial Differential Equations and Scientific Computing, The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 160, pp. 51 - 77, (2016)

[7] M. Michal, M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Qualitative behaviour of solutions in two models of thin liquid films, International Journal of Differential Equations, Volume 2016, Article ID 4063740, (2016)

[8] D. Kang, A. Nadim, M. Chugunova, Dynamics and equilibria of thin viscous coating films on a rotating sphere, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 791, 495-518 (2016)

[9] I. Krasnyuk, M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Long-time oscillating properties of confined disordered binary alloys, JARAM, 7(2), 1-16 (2015)

[10] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Blow-up with mass concentration for the long-wave unstable thin-film equation, Applicable Analysis, 1-19, (2015)

[11] M. Chugunova, Chiu-Yen Kao, Serun Seepen, On Benilov-Vynnycky blow-up problem, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical System - B, 20(5) 1443-1460 (2015)

[12] I. Krasnyuk, M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, The surface-induced spatial-temporal structures in confined binary alloys , Physica A, 415, 19-30 (2014)

[13] M. Chugunova, S. Pyatkov, Compactly supported solutions for a rimming flow model, Nonlinearity 27(4), 803-822, (2014)

[14] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Nonnegative weak solutions for a degenerate system modelling the spreading of surfactant on thin films, Applied Mathematics Research Express, 1, 102 - 126, (2013)

[15] M. Chugunova, V. Strauss, On factorization of a differential operator arising in fluid dynamics, Vestnik SUSU, 6(3), 104 - 111, (2013) [pdf]

[16] M. Chugunova, J.R. King, R. Taranets, Uniqueness of the regular waiting-time type solution of the thin film equation, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 23 (4), pp. 537 - 554, (2012)

[17] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Existence and long-time behaviour of weak solutions for Mullins equation, Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications, 75(18), 6550 - 6561, (2012)

[18] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Qualitative analysis of coating flows on a rotating horizontal cylinder, International Journal of Differential Equation, Art.ID 570283, 30 pp., (2012)

[19] A. Burchard, M. Chugunova, B. Stephens, Convergence to equilibrium for a thin film equation on a cylindrical surface, Comm. in Partial Differential Equations, 37 (4), pp. 585 - 609, (2012)

[20] D. Badali, M. Chugunova, D.E. Pelinovsky, and S. Pollack, Regularized shock solutions in coating flows with small surface tension, Physics of Fluids, 23, (2011) [pdf]

[21] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, New dissipated energy for nonnegative weak solution of unstable thin-film equations, Commun. Pure Appl. Anal. Vol. 10(2), 613 - 624, (2011) [pdf]

[22] M. Chugunova, M. Pugh, R. Taranets, Nonnegative solutions for a long-wave unstable thin film equation with convection, SIAM J. Math. Anal. Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 1826-1853, (2010) [pdf]

[23] A. Burchard, M. Chugunova, On the instability index of a non-selfadjoint differential operator associated with coating and rimming flows, SIAM J. Math. Anal. Volume 43, 357 -- 388, (2011) [pdf]

[24] E. S. Benilov, M. Chugunova, Waves in liquid films on vibrating substrates, Physical Review E 81, 036302 (2010) [pdf]

[25] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Count of eigenvalues in the generalized eigenvalue problem, Journal of Mathematical Physics 51, 052901 (2010) [pdf]

[26] M. Chugunova, I. Karabash, and S.G. Paytkov, On the nature of ill-posedness of forward-backward heat equation, Integral Equations and Operator Theory, 65, 319-344, (2009) [pdf]

[27] M. Chugunova, H. Volkmer, Spectral analysis of an operator arising in fluid dynamics, Studies in Applied Mathematics, 123 (3), 291 - 309, (2009) [pdf]

[28] T. Azizov, M. Chugunova, Pontryagin theorem and analysis of the spectral stability of solitons, Mat.Zametki, 8 (5), 643 - 658, (2009) [pdf]

[29] M. Chugunova, H. Volkmer, Study of a differential operator of Heun type arising in fluid dynamics, Operators and Matrices, 3 (4), 525 - 540, (2009) [pdf]

[30] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, On the uniform convergence of the Chebyshev interpolants for pulse solutions, Math. and Comp. in Simulation, 80 (4), 794 - 803, (2009) [pdf]

[31] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, On quadatic eigenvalue problems in stability of discrete vortices, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 431, 962 - 973 (2009) [pdf]

[32] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Spectrum of a non-self-adjoint operator associated with the periodic heat equation, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and its Applications, 342, 970-988, (2008) [pdf]

[33] M. Chugunova, V. Strauss, Factorization of an indefinite convection-diffusion operator, C. R. Math. Rep. Acad. Sci. Canada Vol. 30 (2), 4047, (2008) [pdf]

[34] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Two-pulse solutions in the fifth-order KdV equation: rigorous theory and numerical approximations, Discr. Cont. Dyn. Syst. B 8,4, 773 - 800, (2007) [pdf]

[35] M. Porter, M. Chugunova, and D. Pelinovsky, Feshbach resonance management of Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices, Physical Review E 74, 1 (2006) [pdf]

[36] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Block-diagonalization of the symmetric first-order coupled-mode system, SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems 5, 66-83, (2005) [pdf]

[37] M.Chugunova, (2001) "Inverse spectral problem for the Sturm-Liouville operator with eigenvalue parameter dependent boundary conditions", Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, Birkhauser Verlag Basel, Switzerland, Vol. 123,187-194 [pdf]

[38] M.Chugunova, (2000), "Principal aspects of object-oriented programming", Some questions of teaching mathematics and information science, Ulyanovsk,110 –116 [available on request]

[39] M.Chugunova, (1997),"On the effective methods for the solution of some inverse problems", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 36 , 66-75 [available on request]

[40] M.Chugunova, (1994), "An inverse boundary value problem on a finite interval.", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 35 , 113--122 [available on request]

[41] M.Chugunova, (1993) "Entire extension of a second-order differentiation operator", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 34, 76--79 [available on request]


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • (2015 - now), Associate Professor
  • - 2018, Advanced Partial Differential Equations, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University and Harvey Mudd College
    - 2017, Matrix Analysis, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2017, Numerical Methods for Differential Equations, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2017, Continuous Mathematical Modeling, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2016, Scientific Computing, Harvey Mudd College
    - 2016, Advanced Partial Differential Equations, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2015, Matrix Analysis, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2015, Advanced Numerical Analysis, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

  • (2012 - 2015), Assistant Professor
  • - 2014, Advanced Partial Differential Equations, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University and Harvey Mudd College
    - 2014, Continuous Mathematical Modeling, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2013, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University and Harvey Mudd College
    - 2013, Continuous Mathematical Modeling, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2012, Advanced Numerical Analysis, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
    - 2012, Applied Probability, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

  • (2008 - 2012), Postdoctoral Fellow, Lecturer
  • - 2011, Probability and Statistics II, Department of Mathematics, UTM
    - 2011, Calculus II, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
    - 2011, Techniques of Applied Math: Introductory Numerical Methods for Differential Equations (MAT1508HS (Graduate Course)), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
    - 2010, Partial Differential Equations (APM384H1), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
    - 2009, Differential Equations (MAT234), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
    - 2009, (Course coordinator) Partial Differential Equations (APM346), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

    - 2008, (Course coordinator) Differential Equations (MAT234), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
    - 2008, Partial Differential Equations (APM346), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

  • (Fall 2007), Ph.D student, Tutorial Instructor
- 2007, Engineering Mathematics II, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University

  • (2006 - 2007), Ph.D student, Tutorial Instructor
- 2007, Numerical Linear Algebra, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
- 2006, Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University

  • (2005 - 2006), Ph.D student, Tutorial Instructor
- 2006, Mathematical Physics II, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
- 2005, Mathematical Physics I, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
  • (2004 - 2005), Ph.D student, Teaching Assistant
- 2005, Mathematical Physics II, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
- 2004, Mathematical Physics I, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
- 2004, Differential Equations, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
- 2004, Statistical Analysis for Engineering, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
- 2004, Probability Theory, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University

  • (2003 - 2005), tutoring K-12, Academy for Mathematics & Science, Toronto

- Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic (MPM1D)
- Science, Grade 9, Academic (SNC1D)
- Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (MPM2D)
- Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D)
- Functions and Relations, Grade 11, University Preparation (MCR3U)
- Functions, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (MCF3M)
- Mathematics of Personal Finance, Grade 11, College Preparation (MBF3C)
- Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12, University Preparation (MCB4U)
- Geometry and Discrete Mathematics, Grade 12, University Preparation (MGA4U)
- Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation (MDM4U)

  • (2000 - 2003), Research Associate, Sessional Lecturer, Department of Computer Techniques Sciences at the Ulyanovsk Teacher's Training State University

- delivered lectures on topics in numerical methods.
- conducted research on topics of parameter dependent eigenvalue problems.
- developed on-line educational system ((C++, C#.NET))
- developed internet-oriented testing system (C++, C#.NET)

  • (1997 - 2000), Research Associate, Sessional Lecturer, Department of Information Sciences at the Ulianovsk Teacher's Training State University

- delivered lectures on topics in numerical methods.
- conducted seminars on the topics of numerical computing.
- implemented the simulation of physical experiments, corresponding to the problem, in C++ code.

  • (1993 – 1997), software developer, private company Vector +

- developed client - server applications in C++ Builder 5.0 (SQL server 7.0) for different branches of Ulyanovsk Energy Complex.

  • (1990 -1993 ), software developer, Ulianovsk Center of Microelectronics.

- took part in the development of a package to optimize the work of milling machines.
- implemented, in C code, a set of programs to calculate the best surface for cutting faces.

  • (1989-1990), research assistent, Institute of Applied Mathematics

- conducted my graduate research at the Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
- developed a method of automated construction of different sectional views for a three-dimensional model of the Russian Space Station "Mir".
- implemented the numeric scheme of the method in C code and created a graphics package to visualize the computation results.


CERTIFICATIONS

- Microsoft Certified Data Base Administrator (MCDBA).
- Microsoft Certified Programmer (MCP).


PROGRAMMING

Programming Languages And Libraries:
C/C++, Matlab, Maple, MPI, Open MP, Lapack, Petsc, Slepc.

Internet Technologies:
Macromedia Dreamweaver, HTML/DHTML/JavaScript.