This NSF-CBMS conference will feature Prof.
Peter Kuchment of Texas A&M University as
the distinguished lecturer who will deliver ten lectures on mathematical methods of
Prof. Kuchment is an inspiring lecturer and has given numerous
research lectures and courses in the United States and in many countries abroad. He has the
talent of making his topics accessible even to beginners, motivating the audience,
and attracting new researchers into the field.
Kuchment received his Ph.D. in mathematics under the
supervision of S. G. Krein from Kharkov State University in
1973 and his Doctor of Science degree in mathematics and
physics in the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1983. Before
arriving at Texas A&M in 2001, he had been a professor of mathematics
at Voronezh Forestry Institute and Voronezh State
University in the former U.S.S.R. (1972-1989)
and at Wichita State University in Kansas (1990-2001). He has received
various honors; e.g., he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of
Physics in 2009, was a recipient of the Outstanding
Teaching and Outstanding Service Awards at Texas A&M University
and was awarded the title of the University Distinguished Professor
Prof. Kuchment's primary research areas are partial differential equations,
mathematical physics, computed tomography, and geometric analysis. More specifically, his recent
research interests include biomedical imaging, photonic
crystal theory, quantum graphs, and mesoscale and nanoscale structures. He
has over 160 publications. Prof. Kuchment is also heavily
involved in various projects related to enhancement of K-12
education, as well as undergraduate and graduate education.
He has supervised 12 Ph.D. theses and is currently directing 6 Ph.D. students. Since 1991,
he has been continuously supported by the NSF, as well as other research grants.
Prof. Kuchment has been actively involved in the mathematics
community as a referee, editorial board member, panelist,
organizer or co-organizer of many conferences, plenary
lecturer, and educator. His recent plenary and keynote presentations
include a mini course on Radon Transform at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta in
January 2005, a plenary lecture on Nanotechnology in Karlsruhe in 2006,
a plenary lecture on Optics of Mesoscopic Materials in Sicily in 2007,
a lecture on Integral Geometry and Tomography in Stockholm in 2008,
nine lectures on Integral Geometry and Tomography at University of
Washington in June/July 2010, and series of plenary lectures at the
Inverse Problems workshops at the MSRI in the summers of 2009 and 2010.
His many invited presentations include, for example, a lecture on Tomography in Oberwolfach in 2006,
a lecture on Bioimaging in Linz in 2007, a colloquium at M.I.T. in 2008, and lectures
on Tomography in Bannf in 2009 and 2010.
Last modified: May 28, 2012