
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) 6079489
Fax: +1 (909) 6078261
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 SturmLiouville 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 Threedimensional 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
 20162018, Ph.D Thesis Advisor of Casey Johnson, "Vibrations of complex string systems".
 20142016, Ph.D Thesis Advisor of Di Kang (coadvisor with Ali Nadim ), "Coating flows on spherical domains".
 20132015, Ph.D Thesis Advisor of Matthew Michal, "Analytical and numerical validation
of lubricating coating flow models".
 20122013, (cosupervision with ChiuYen Kao) Sarun Seepun (Pitzer College, 3rd year undergraduate student ), the individual study project "Mathematics of thinfilm flows".
 20102012, (cosupervision 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), MITACSFields Undergraduate Summer Research Program, (cosupervision 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, (cosupervision 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, (cosupervision 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)
Chair of NSERC Mathematical Sciences Scholarships and Fellowships Selection Committee (2017  2019)
The 2018 Mathematical Problems in Industry Workshop, coorganizer
Claremont Mathematics Weekend, 2018, organizer
CGU Academic Computing Committee Member, (2015  now)
CGU Representative at Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, (2014  2017)
Member of NSERC Mathematical Sciences Scholarships and Fellowships Selection Committee (2015  2017)
Claremont Mathematics Weekend, 2017, organizer
Appointed as the Avery Professor of Mathematics for the Academic Year (20152016)
Director of the joint graduate program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics
(California State University Long Beach and Claremont Graduate University) (2013  now)
Claremont Mathematics Weekend, 2016, organizer
Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics Seminar, coorganizer (2015  now)
Applied PDE Working Group Seminar, coorganizer (2013  now)
Appointed as the Avery Professor of Mathematics for the Academic Year (20122013)
NSF Grant Review Panelist, 2011
CMS Annual Meeting, coorganizer of special sessions, 2010 and 2012
Fields Institute, coorganizer of a workshop, 2012
UofT, coorganizer of a numerical PDE group seminar, 2009  2011
UofT, coordinator of multisection 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] D. Kang, M. Chugunova, A. Nadim, A.J. Waring, F.J. Walther, Modeling coating flow and surfactant dynamics inside the alveolar compartment, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 113, 23 – 43 (2018)
[2] J.P. Keener, M. Chugunova, R.M. Taranets, M.G. Doyle, Use of mathematical modeling to study pressure regimes in normal and Fontan blood flow circulations, submitted to SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (2018)
[3] R. Taranets, M. Chugunova, Thin film flow dynamics on fiber nets, Communications in Math. Science, 16(3), 763 – 775, (2018)
[4] R. Taranets, M. Chugunova, Longtime dynamics of the PDE model for the motion toward light of bacterial colonies, Nonlinearity 31, 887–908, (2018)
[5] I. Krasnyuk, R. Taranets, M. Chugunova, Dynamic boundary conditions in the interface modeling of binary alloys, AIMS Mathematics, 3(3), 409 – 425 (2018)
[6] R. Taranets, M. Chugunova, Theoretical aspects of a binary mixture flow, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 75(11), 39573970, (2018)
[7] 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)
[8] M. Chugunova, J.R. King, 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)
[9] 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)
[10] 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)
[11] D. Kang, A. Nadim, M. Chugunova, Dynamics and equilibria of thin viscous coating films on a rotating sphere, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 791, 495518 (2016)
[12] I. Krasnyuk, M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Longtime oscillating properties of confined disordered binary alloys, JARAM, 7(2), 116 (2015)
[13] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Blowup with mass concentration for the longwave unstable thinfilm equation, Applicable Analysis, 119, (2015)
[14] M. Chugunova, ChiuYen Kao, Serun Seepen, On BenilovVynnycky blowup problem, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical System  B, 20(5) 14431460 (2015)
[15] I. Krasnyuk, M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, The surfaceinduced spatialtemporal structures in confined binary alloys , Physica A, 415, 1930 (2014)
[16] M. Chugunova, S. Pyatkov, Compactly supported solutions for a rimming flow model, Nonlinearity 27(4), 803822, (2014)
[167] 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)
[18] M. Chugunova, V. Strauss, On factorization of a differential operator arising in fluid dynamics, Vestnik SUSU, 6(3), 104  111, (2013) [pdf]
[19] M. Chugunova, J.R. King, R. Taranets, Uniqueness of the regular waitingtime type solution of the thin film equation, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 23 (4), pp. 537  554, (2012)
[20] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Existence and longtime behaviour of weak solutions for Mullins equation, Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications, 75(18), 6550  6561, (2012)
[21] 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)
[22] 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)
[23] 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]
[24] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, New dissipated energy for nonnegative weak solution of unstable thinfilm equations, Commun. Pure Appl. Anal. Vol. 10(2), 613  624, (2011) [pdf]
[25] M. Chugunova, M. Pugh, R. Taranets, Nonnegative solutions for a longwave unstable thin film equation with convection, SIAM J. Math. Anal. Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 18261853, (2010) [pdf]
[26] A. Burchard, M. Chugunova, On the instability index of a nonselfadjoint differential operator associated with coating and rimming flows, SIAM J. Math. Anal. Volume 43, 357  388, (2011) [pdf]
[27] E. S. Benilov, M. Chugunova, Waves in liquid films on vibrating substrates, Physical Review E 81, 036302 (2010) [pdf]
[28] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Count of eigenvalues in the generalized eigenvalue problem, Journal of Mathematical Physics 51, 052901 (2010) [pdf]
[29] M. Chugunova, I. Karabash, and S.G. Paytkov, On the nature of illposedness of forwardbackward heat equation, Integral Equations and Operator Theory, 65, 319344, (2009) [pdf]
[30] M. Chugunova, H. Volkmer, Spectral analysis of an operator arising in fluid dynamics, Studies in Applied Mathematics, 123 (3), 291  309, (2009) [pdf]
[31] T. Azizov, M. Chugunova, Pontryagin theorem and analysis of the spectral stability of solitons, Mat.Zametki, 8 (5), 643  658, (2009) [pdf]
[32] 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]
[33] 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]
[34] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, On quadatic eigenvalue problems in stability of discrete vortices, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 431, 962  973 (2009) [pdf]
[35] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Spectrum of a nonselfadjoint operator associated with the periodic heat equation, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and its Applications, 342, 970988, (2008) [pdf]
[36] M. Chugunova, V. Strauss, Factorization of an indefinite convectiondiffusion operator, C. R. Math. Rep. Acad. Sci. Canada Vol. 30 (2), 40–47, (2008) [pdf]
[37] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Twopulse solutions in the fifthorder KdV equation: rigorous theory and numerical approximations, Discr. Cont. Dyn. Syst. B 8,4, 773  800, (2007) [pdf]
[38] M. Porter, M. Chugunova, and D. Pelinovsky, Feshbach resonance management of BoseEinstein condensates in optical lattices, Physical Review E 74, 1 (2006) [pdf]
[39] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Blockdiagonalization of the symmetric firstorder coupledmode system, SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems 5, 6683, (2005) [pdf]
[40] M.Chugunova, (2001) "Inverse spectral problem for the SturmLiouville operator with eigenvalue parameter dependent boundary conditions", Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, Birkhauser Verlag Basel, Switzerland, Vol. 123,187194 [pdf]
[41] M.Chugunova, (2000), "Principal aspects of objectoriented programming", Some questions of teaching mathematics and information science, Ulyanovsk,110 –116 [available on request]
[42] M.Chugunova, (1997),"On the effective methods for the solution of some inverse problems", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 36 , 6675 [available on request]
[43] M.Chugunova, (1994), "An inverse boundary value problem on a finite interval.", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 35 , 113122 [available on request]
[44] M.Chugunova, (1993) "Entire extension of a secondorder differentiation operator", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 34, 7679 [available on request]
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
 (2015  now), Associate Professor
 2018, Mathematics of Machine Learning with Python, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
 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 K12, 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 online educational system ((C++, C#.NET))
 developed internetoriented 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.
 (19891990), 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 threedimensional 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.
