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Current and Recent PhD Students
Miru Park (current)
James Chok (current)
Sid Holden (current)
Eric Hester (recent U. Sydney, now Hendrik Assistant Prof., UCLA Mathematics Dept.)
Matt Cassell (recent U. Sydney)
Dr Vasil did his PhD in Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics at the University of Colorado. Before that, he studied mixtures of Pure and Applied Mathematics, and Theoretical Physics. He works on topics surrounding Physical Applied Maths, Fluid Mechanics, Plasma Physics, Solar Magnetohydrodynamics and Mathematical Computing.
Since 2012, he has been a founding core-team member of the open-source Dedalus project: http://dedalus-project.org
Recently, Dr Vasil has been expanding into new areas. On the more pure side, the rich geometric and combinatorial structures surrounding orthogonal polynomials and special functions (useful, e.g., for the computational framework underlying Dedalus). This includes applications to probability, combinatorics, optimisation and mathematical physics. Further on the applied side, Dr Vasil has been studying differential equations on networks with contiguous edges. This work has wide-ranging applications in mathematical biology and condensed matter physics.
Interested prospective students and possible collaborators are encouraged to get in touch!
PhD: Astrophysical, Planetary & Atmospheric Science, University of Colorado
MS: Mathematics, New York University
BS: Mathematical and Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines.
2013-2022, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney
2016 & 2018, Staff Member, GFD Summer Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2012-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Theoretical Astrophysics & Astronomy Dept., University of California, Berkeley
2009-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto
2008-2009, Instructor, Dept. of Applied Math, University of Colorado.
2008-2009, Research Associate, JILA, University of Colorado.