Konstantina Trivisa

University of Maryland, College Park

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

EDUCATION

BROWN UNIVERSITY 

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, May 1996

·       Dissertation: "A priori estimates on the total variation of solutions to hyperbolic systems of two conservation laws via generalized characteristics. ”

BROWN UNIVERSITY 

M.S. in Applied Mathematics, May 1992 

 

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, GREECE 

B.S. in Mathematics with high distinction, July 1990 

 

EMPLOYMENT

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Director, Institute for Physical Science & Technology (2020-present) 

Associate Director, Institute for Physical Science & Technology (2014-2020) 

Director, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (2007-2018) 

Professor, Center for Scientific Computation & Mathematical Modeling (2017—)  

Professor, Institute for Physical Science & Technology (2008-present) 

Professor of Mathematics (2007-present)

Associate Professor of Mathematics (2004-2007)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2000-2004)

 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY   

Ralph Boas Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1997-2000) 

 

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY   

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Nonlinear Analysis (1996-1997)

 

BANACH CENTER, WARSAW  

Senior Simons Fellow (Spring 2017) 

INSTITUTE HENRI POINCARE, PARIS   

Simons Fellow (Spring & Summer 2014) 

 

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE CACHAN, FRANCE   

Simons Fellow: CMLA Research Center for Applied Mathematics (Spring 2014) 

 

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE   

Research Professor: ``Optimal Transport in Geometry and Dynamics” (Fall 2013) 

 

The CENTRE FOR ADVANCE STUDIES, NORWEGIAN ACADEMY of SCIENCE & LETTERS   

Program Member: ``Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations” (Fall 2008) 

 

WEIERSTRASS INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED ANALYSIS AND STOCHASTICS (WIAS)}

Research Fellow (Summer 2008) 

 

INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF CZECH REPUBLIC   

Research Fellow: Necas Center for Mathematical Modeling (Fall 2006)

 

INSTITUT MITTAG—LEFFLER, THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES  

Program Member: ``Wave Motion" (Fall 2005) 

 

UNIVERSITY OF L'AQUILA, ITALY  

Visiting Scholar: Department of Mathematics (Spring 2004) 

 

ISAAC NEWTON INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE  

Program Member: ``Nonlinear Hyperbolic Waves in Phase Dynamics & Astrophysics" (Spring 2003)

 

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON, FRANCE  

Visiting Scholar: Unite de Mathematiques Pures et Appliquees (Fall 2001)

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, ISAS - SISSA, ITALY  

Postdoctoral Associate: Mathematical Analysis (Spring 1999)

 

AFFILIATIONS

Maryland BioPhysics Graduate Program (2019-present) 

The Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics (2007-present) 

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (2001-present)

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Director of the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (2007-present): AMSC is the largest interdisciplinary program in the country and is currently ranked among the top applied math programs in the US. 

Associate Director, Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) (2014-present): IPST is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary research in emerging areas at the boundaries between physical, mathematical and life sciences, and engineering.

AWARDS-HONORS

2018 Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies Award 

Senior Simons Professor, IMPAN, Polish Academy of Sciences (Spring 2017) 

Simons Fellow (2013) (Simons Foundation)

Research Professor, Mathematical Science Research Institute (Fall 2013)

ADVANCE Fellow, University of Maryland (2012-present)

Leadership Fellow, University of Maryland (2012-2013) 

ADVANCE Professor, College of Computer, Math. & Natural Sciences (2010-2012)

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2003-2009) 

Faculty Early Career Development Award ( CAREER ) ( 2003) 

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow ( 2001) ( Alfred P. Sloan Foundation ) 

EU-HYKE European Research Fellowship (2004)

EU-TMR European Research Fellowship (1999) 

Stella Dafermos Award, Brown University, 1994 

Brown University Fellowship (1991-1992), (1993-1994) 

GRANTS-CONTRACTS

NSF Research Grant DMS-1614964 (2016-2020) (Principal Investigator)
Title: On the Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems in Applied Sciences 

Northrup Grumman. Award Number: 4313021 (2015-2016) (Principal Investigator)
Title: Partnership between Northrup Grumman and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. 

The World Bank. Award Number: 022939-001 (2015-2016) (Principal Investigator)
Title: Partnership between the International Finance Corporation and the University of Maryland. 

Simons Fellowship (2013) (Simons Foundation - Award 267399)
Title: On the dynamics of fluid motion. Applications in Biology and Ecology

NSF Research Grant DMS-1211519 (2012-2015) (Principal Investigator)
Title: On the Dynamics, Structure & Stability of Certain Nonlinear Systems in Applied Sciences 

NSF Research Grant DMS-1109397 (2011-2012) (Principal Investigator)
Title: On the Dynamics of Certain Nonlinear Systems in Applied Sciences: Transport, Motion and Mixing

NSF Research Grant DMS-0807815 (2008-2011) (Principal Investigator)
Title: On the Dynamics, Structure and Stability of Certain Nonlinear Systems 

NSF PECASE Award DMS-0239063 (2003-2009)
Title: Systems of Conservation Laws and Related Models in Applied Sciences - Math Awareness and Outreach 

NSF Research Grant DMS-0405853 (Principal Investigator)
Title: Chalenges in Systems with Sematic and Nematic Order 

NSF Research Grant DMS-0072496 (2000-2003) (Principal Investigator)
Title: Hyperbolic Conservation Laws - Viscous Conservation Laws - Applications 

NSF Research Grant INT-9987378 (2000-2003) (US-China cooperative research)
Title: Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Fluid Dynamics and Related Problems 

NASA (Principal Investigator) (2008-2011)

Title: A Data Assimilation Study Using a Cirrus Cloud and Simplified Coupled Ocean Atmospheric Model" (Student Support) 

ADVISING: RESEARCH DIRECTION

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATES

 

Franziska Weber (2016-2018)
Placement: Tenure Track, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University 

 

Michele Coti Zelati (2014-2017)
Placement: Chapman Fellow, Imperial College (2017-2019)

 

Trygve Karper (2010-2013)
Current Position: Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

 

Haintek Bae (2009-2012)  
Current Position: Assistant Professor, UNIST, Korea 

 

Irene Kyza (2009-2011)
Current Position: Lecturer, University of Dundee, UK 

 

Weiran Sun (2008-2009)
Current Position: Tenure track, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University

 

Young-sam Kwon (2007-2009)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Dong-A University 

 

Dianwen Zhu (2005-2007)
Placement: Krener Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Univ. of California-Davis.

 

Ph.D. STUDENTS

Arseny Zakharov (Ph.D. December 2018) (Co-Advisor: B. Balachandran)

Thesis: Understanding extreme waves using wavelets: Analysis, Algorithms, and Numerical Studies
Placement: Boyd Watterson Asset Management (Data Analyst)

 

Hana Ueda (Ph.D. December 2016) (Co-Advisor: W. Bentley)
Thesis: Mathematical models of quorum sensing
Placement: Data Scientist

 

Scott A. Smith (Ph.D. August 2016) (Co-Advisor: S. Cerrai)
Thesis: The Stochastic Navier-Stokes Equations for Heat Conducting Compressible Fluids
Placement: Max Planck Institute (Leipzig) (Postdoctoral Associate) (2016-19)

 

Stefan Doboszczak (Ph.D. May 2016)
Thesis: Existence and weak-strong uniqueness for the Navier-Stokes Smoluchowski system over moving domains
Placement: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, DOE Postdoc (2016-present) 

 

Andrew Brandon (Ph.D. August 2015) (Co-Advisor: R. Ananth)
Thesis: Capturing Micro-Emulsions with Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Method
Placement: Lycoming College (tenure track)

 

Joshua Ballew (Ph.D. May 2014)
Thesis: Mathematical topics on fluid-particle interaction
Placement: Carnegie Mellon University, NSF Postdoc (2014-17)

 

Alexey Miroshnikov (Ph.D. August 2012) (Co-Advisor A. Tzavaras)
Thesis: A variational approximation scheme for radial polyconvex elasticity that preserves the positivity of determinants
Placement: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Visiting Assistant Professor (2012-16), University of California Los Angeles (2016-present) 

 

CURRENT Ph.D. STUDENTS

Pranava Chaitanya Jayanti, Tessa Thorsen, Anqi Ye.

 

MASTER’s STUDENTS

 

Andrew Brandon (M.S. May 2013) (Co-Advisor: R. Ananth)
Thesis: Modeling Local and Advective Diffusion of Fuel Vapors in Aqueous Foams to Understand Foam Effectiveness in Fighting Fires 

 

Rebecca Kokes (M.S. May 2011)
Thesis: On the Securitization of Life Insurance Risk 

 

Brian Davis, (M.S., May 2006)
Thesis: Traveling Wave Solutions for a Combustion Model 

 

E.-J. Seo, (M.S., May 2004) (Co–advisor L. Greenberg)
Thesis: Lyapunov Stability for two Problems in Fluid Dynamics 

 

 

 

Publications/Research

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Curriculum Vitae

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