Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Yaroslav Molkov Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Education

07/09 - 12/10Postdoctoral training in the Computational Neuroscience Group, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Neurophysiology, Computational Neuroscience, Models of respiratory CPG in mammals
10/96 - 10/99
01/09
Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Dissertation Title: Bayesian approach to the reconstruction of dynamical systems from time series and long-term prognosis of their qualitative behavior
09/94 - 07/96M.S. in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics with Honors, Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Russia
Specialized in Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, Theory of Oscillations and Waves
Master Thesis Title: Fluxon dynamics in long Josephson's junction // Award for the Best Master Thesis
09/90 - 07/94B.S. in Physics with Honors, Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Russia
09/88 - 07/90High School Diploma, Kolmogorov Research Center/School of Physics and Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Positions & Employment

08/11 -Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IN
01/11 - 07/11Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
03/10 -Special Volunteer, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Implementation of multi-populational neural networks for parallel computing in Biowulf cluster
07/09 - 12/10Research Associate, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Developing a model of respiratory CPG in mammals
10/01 - 06/09Research Associate, Atmosphere Physics and Microwave Diagnostics Department, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
2005 - Award for the Best Work on 7th Contest of Young Scientists' Works: Statistical approach to the reconstruction of dynamical systems from time-series
Developed methods for retrieval of ozone profile from radiometry data
11/99 - 10/01Junior Research Associate, Institute of Applied Physics, Prof. Alexander M. Feigin
Built and investigated base models of mesospheric photo-chemical system
Investigated the diffusion and transition influence on mesosheric photo-chemical system
11/96 - 11/99Junior Research Associate, Institute of Applied Physics, Dr. Mikhail M. Sushchik
Built phenomenological model of locomotor movements of humans
Investigated the synchronization in sparsely coupled large ensembles of nonlinear oscillators
10/94 - 11/96Research Assistant, Institute of Applied Physics, Prof. Mikhail I. Rabinovich
Investigated essential properties of synchronization of coupled neurons
Investigated fluxon dynamics in long Josephson's junction
10/94 - 05/95Programmer, Research Institute for Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics, Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Russia
Worked out algorithms for cartographical information recognition
09/93 - 10/94Research Assistant, Physical-Technical Research Institute, Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Russia
Numerically modeled semiconductor devices

Teaching Experience

09/95 - 05/96Teaching practice: "Theory of oscillations and waves", Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Russia
2002 - presentCo-mentoring of 7 PhD and MS students in the Institute of Applied Physics, Russia and in Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2 PhD dissertations defended.
Fall 2011Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 credits)
Spring 2012Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 credits)

Current Research

Dr. Molkov's research interests are concerned with data-driven modeling and analysis of a wide range of physical and biological systems. This includes building models from the "first principles" like naturalistic models of neurons and neural networks or (bio)chemical kinetics as well as the data assimilation from noisy time series and other inverse problems. His current research projects are related to the modeling of the neural substrate of the mammalian breathing system and cardio-respiratory interactions. This work is conducted in collaboration with several leading experimentalists. These studies involve multivariate time-series analysis of nerve and unit activities, data assimilation approaches, numerical modeling and simulations, asymptotic methods of dynamical systems reduction, qualitative analysis of dynamical systems, etc. For more information please visit Dr. Molkov's personal webpage.

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