VLADIMIR OLIKER

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
office: (404) 727-7955
e-mail: oliker@mathcs.emory.edu




EDUCATION

Ph.D., Leningrad University, USSR, 1971

M.S., Leningrad University, USSR, 1967
 
 
 
 

POSITIONS

Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1984-present

Professor, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1980-84

Associate Professor,The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1977-80

Visiting Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1975-77

Group Manager, Operations Research Group, Department of Transportation, Leningrad, 1972-74

Senior Researcher, Hydrometeorological Institute, Division of the Air Force Meteorological Services, Leningrad, 1970-72
 
 

Visiting Member,

Visiting Professor,

EDITORIAL BOARDS AND ORG. COMMITTEES

Ed. Board Member, Results in Mathematics, Birkhauser

Ed. Board Member, Chinese Journal of Mathematics, Hindawi

Org. Comm. Member, International Optical Design Conf., 2015, 2017.

Member, Illumination Problems Comm., International Optical Design Conf., 2010.


 
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Differential Geometry

Applied Mathematics
 
 
 
 

RESEARCH SUPPORT AND AWARDS

US-Israel Binational Science Foundation Grant, 2011-2016

US Air Force Research Grant, 2012-2015

Emory University Research Committee Award (URC), 2012-2013

NSF Grant in support of Southeast Geometry Seminar, 2009-2014

US Air Force Research Grant (STTR, Phase I & Phase II), 2005-2008

NSF Research Grants, 1980-82, 1983-85, 1987-90, 1992-94, 1994-1997, 2004-2008

NSF Grant in support of Southeast Geometry Seminar, 2004-2008

US Air Force Research Grant, 1983-91

Fulbright Award, Senior Research/Lecturership, 1991

Emory University Research Committee Awards (URC), 1991-92,  1994-95 , 1998, 2003

German Academic Service Award for Foreign Scientists, 1982 & 1985

Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1978, 1980
 
 
 

HONORS

Senior Member, The international Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Elected for achievements in theory and computational methods for optics and photonics, 2017.

Fulbright Award, Senior Research/Lecturership, 1991,

Invited 1-hour address, Nonlinear Problems in Geometry, American Mathematical Society Meeting, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March, 1990,

Invited 45-min. lecture, Geometry Today, Annual meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science, New Orleans, LA, February, 1990

Invited 1-hour address, Numerical Solution of a Class of Strongly Nonlinear PDE's, SIAM Annual Meeting, Southeastern Atlantic Section, Atlanta, March, 1986
 
 
 
 

SELECTED MAJOR PRESENTATIONS

Invited 40-min talk at the Annual SPIE Nonimaging Optics conference: San Diego, CA, August 28, 2017 and August 17, 2014

Invited 1-hour talk at the 26-th SouthEast Geometry Seminar, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Febr. 26, 2017

Invited 1-hour plenary lecture at the Banach Center at the Mathematical Conference Center Bedlewo, Poland, June, 2012

Invited 1-hour talk at the Workshop on Optimization and stochastic methods for spatially distributed information,
University of Information Technologies and Euler International Mathematical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, May, 2010

Invited 1-hour talk at the 19-th SouthEast Geometry Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, April, 2009

Invited 45-min talk at the Workshop on dynamical and statistical cosmology: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology March, 2009

Invited 1-hour lecture at the Banach Center at the Mathematical Conference Center Bedlewo, Poland, June, 2008

Invited 1-hour talk at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, March, 2008

Invited 45-min talk at the Workshop on variational methods: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology March, 2008

Invited 1-hour talk at the Workshop on Convex Geometry - Analytic Aspects: Cortona, Italy, June,  2007

Invited 30-min talk at the International Optics Design Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2006

Invited 1-hour talk at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, November, 2005

Invited 1-hour plenary lecture at the Banach Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Bedlewo, Poland, September, 2005

Invited 40-min talk at the Workshop on High Frequency Wave Propagation held at the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling, U. of Maryland, September, 2005

Invited 30-min talk at the Nonimaging and Efficient Illumination Design Conference held at SPIE's Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, August, 2005

Invited 1-hour plenary lecture at 23-rd Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference, Kennesaw, GA, October, 2003

Invited 1-hour plenary lecture at Workshop on Optimal Transportation and Nonlinear Dynamics, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Vancouver, Canada, August, 2003

Invited 1-hour plenary lecture at the Banach Center at the Mathematical Conference Center Bedlewo, Poland, September, 2003

Invited 1-hour plenary lecture at the symposium Trends in Nonlinear Analysis - Theory, Modelling and Computation (This conference is a part of the World Mathematical Year 2000), Heidelberg, Germany, October, 2000

Invited 1-hour plenary lecture at the conference PDEs, Submanifolds and Affine Differential Geometry, Banach Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, September, 2000

Invited 1-hour plenary talk at the 10-th School of Differential Geometry, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July, 1998

Invited 1-hour plenary talk at the NSF-CBMS Conference on Monge-Ampere equations, July, 1997

Distinguished Visitor, A series of 3 lectures on Geometric Diffusion and Monge-Ampere equations, University of Toledo, Ohio, April 1996

Keynote Address at International Workshop on Computer Vision and Applied Geometry, Nordfjordeid, Norway, August, 1995

Principal Speaker at "Analysis-Tag", University of Koln, Germany, February, 1995

A three weeks series of 18 lectures on advanced topics in Differential Geometry, Summer School, Cortona, Italy, July-Aug., 1994

Invited 1-hour address at the Symposium in memory of I. Bakelman, Texas A&M Univ., TX, Oct., 1993

Invited 1-hour address at the conference in honor of Professor O.A. Ladyzhenskaya, Cleveland, OH, May, 1993

Invited 1-hour address at Sonderforschungsbereich 123 closing Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, December, 1992

Invited Plenary Lecture, Conference on PDE's of Elliptic Type, Cortona, Italy, October 1992

A series of lectures on geometric evolutionary flows (Senior Fulbright Researcher/Lecturer), Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil, July-August 1991

A (two weeks) series of lectures on flows moving with curvature-dependent speed (Invited Professor), Leningrad Institute of Electrical Engineering, Leningrad, USSR, June 1990

A (one week) series of lectures on Nonlinear PDE's and Differential Geometry (Distinguished Visitor), University of Alberta, Edmondton, Canada, November 1986

A series of 7 lectures on Monge-Ampere Equations, Center for Global Analysis, University of Florence, Italy, October 1980
 
 
 
 

INVITED SEMINARS, COLLOQUIA, SESSION CHAIRING, ETC. (Since 2001)

Invited 30-min talk at minisymposium at SIAM meeting, March 1, 2017

Colloquium: NYU, New York, December 11, 2014

Colloquium: NYU-Poly, New York, December 2, 2013

Invited 1-hour talk at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, January, 2012

Invited 1-hour talk at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, January, 2012

Colloquium: NYU-Poly, New York, November 28, 2011

Invited talk at the Freeform Optics Incubator meeting, Optical Soc. of America, Washington, DC, October 31, 2011

Invited talk at the Workshop on Convex Geometry - Analytic Aspects: Cortona, Italy, June 14, 2011

Invited talk at General Relativity and the Einstein Equations meeting: Akko, Israel, May 25, 2011

Colloquium: Georgia Institute of Technology, September 2, 2010,

Seminar, J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Sede Boker Campus, Israel, June 28, 2010

Invited talk in the V.I. Smirnov Seminar on Mathematical Physics at V.A. Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Acad. of Sci., St. Petersburg, Russia, May 17, 2010

Invited talk, Hopkins Center for Opt. Design and Eng., Inst. of Optics, Univ. of Rochester, NY, March 17, 2010

Colloquium, University of Tennesee at Knoxville, 5/23/2010

Seminar, Technische Universitšt Berlin, Germany, 12/15/2009

Colloquium, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 11/23/2009,

Seminar, University of Florence, Italy, 11/13/2009,

Seminar, University of Florence, Italy, 10/30/2009,

Invited talk, Conference on Nonimaging Optics:VI, SPIE Annual Meeting,
San Diego, CA, August, 2009

Invited talk, Symposium on PDE and Optical Design, SIAM Annual Meeting,
Denver, CO, July, 2009

University of California at Merced, December, 2008

Colloquium, IBM Almaden Research Center, December, 2008

Colloquium, University of Alabama at Birmingham, October, 2008

Differential Geometry Seminar, Technische Universitšt Berlin. July, 2008

Colloquium, New York Polytechnical University, April, 2008

Topology/Geometry Joint Seminar, University of Georgia, Athens, October, 2007

Differential Geometry Seminar, Technische Universitšt Berlin. May, 2007

Special session on Affine invariants, Randomness, and Approximation in Convex Geometry,
1026-th Meeting of the AMS, Hoboken, NJ, April 2007

Principal organizer, Southeast Geometry Seminars X & XI, Emory University, December 2006 and Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2007

One-hour invited talk at the meeting on Calculus of Variations, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, July, 2006

Principal organizer, Southeast Geometry Seminars VIII & IX, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 2005 & U. of Alabama at Birmingham, March 2006

Workshop "Geometric Inequalities", Florence, Italy, May 2005

Graduate Students Seminar, Emory, April 2005

Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics, 1004-th AMS meeting, Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 2005

Principal organizer and Session Chair, Southeast Geometry Seminars VII & IV, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, March 2005 & December 2003

Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, February 2005

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Southeast Geometry Seminar VI, December 2004

Seminar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, November 2003

Seminar, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 2003

Seminar, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, September 2003

Seminar, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, April 2003

Seminar, Technical University of Berlin, January 2003

Georgia Institute of Technology, Southeast Geometry Seminar, Atlanta, December 2002

Colloquium, University of Rome, Italy, June 2002

Session Chair and Speaker, Special Session at 1-st Joint Meeting of American Mathematical Society and Italian Mathematical Union, Pisa, Italy, June 2002

Session Chair, Meeting on Singularities and Concentration Phenomena, Mathematical Institute at Oberwolfach, Germany, January, 2002

Seminar, Technical University of Berlin, August 2001

Colloquium, Technical University of Berlin, July 2001

Colloquium, New York Polytechnical University, March 2001
 
 
 
 

List of Publications

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