Curriculum Vitae

The list of talks.

As an example, you might want to check the title of my talk here.

Here is

supposed to be

my smiling face,

but here isn't.

Research interests

Geometric group theory and related subjects: hyperbolic groups, various (co)homology of groups, bounded cohomology, the Hanna Neumann conjecture and its generalizations, the Atiyah problem, CAT(0)- and CAT(-1)-spaces, group actions on metric spaces, metric conformal structures, 3-manifolds, ...


Approved by INS

I am happy to announce that I was qualified by (now non-existing) INS as an Outstanding Professor and Researcher.

Essential skills

Inverse scientific biography (with non-empty intersections)
June 2007 - now:
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
April-July 2012:
Visiting RIMS, Kyoto, Japan.
December 2011-March 2012:
A member of Max-Planck-Institut, Bonn, Germany.
September-November 2011:
Visiting MSRI, Berkeley, CA.
June 2002 - 2007
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.
June-August 2003:
A member of Max-Planck-Institut, Bonn, Germany.
June-July 2002:
Visiting MSRI, Berkeley, CA.
Aug 1999 - May 2002:
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Alabama.
Sept 1998 - Aug 99 (except January):
Grant holder in Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, Germany.
January 1999:
Visiting I.H.É.S., Paris, France.
Graduate student and Teaching Fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.
Ph.D. received in June 1998.
Scientific advisor: Stephen M. Gersten.
Thesis title: Exotic homology theories and geometry of groups.
1986-87 and 1989-93:
A student in the Department of Mathematics, Novosibirsk State Univ., Russia.
Scientific advisor: V. N. Gerasimov.
Diploma of Higher Education with Honors received in June 1992.
My GPA was 5.0 if you know what I mean.
Specialized Physics-Mathematics School, Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Before 1984:
Diplomas for olympiads in physics and mathematics. Two mathematical schools by correspondence. First love. Mathematics.
Teaching experience
a whole bunch of undergraduate courses, University of Utah.
1999-2002 :
analogously, University of South Alabama.
still quite a few, graduate and undergraduate, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Organizer of Plans, ideas, dreams, projects, and prospects.

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