Short CV Education 2004, Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2001, M.A. in Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1999, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece Positions 2015 - present Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2008 - 2015 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2005 - 2008 J. L. Doob Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign June-August 2005/ November 2005--2008, Visiting Scientist / Consultant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 2004 - 2005 Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey June-July 2004, October-November, and July 2005 Affiliate, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico 1999 -- 2004 Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Awards and Honors Distinguished Teaching Award in Mathematics for Tenured Faculty in 2017 N. Tenney Peck Teaching Award in Mathematics in 2013 LAS Dean Teaching Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 2011-2012 Graduate School Scholarship, Univesity of Massachusetts, 2003. Papakyriakopoulos Award for Undergraduate Thesis on Mathematics, 1999. Zosimas Scholarship for Excellence in Academic Work, 1995-1999. Grants NSF Grant DMS 1815764, 2018-2021 (PI: Z. Rapti, co-PI: C. E. Caceres) $209,894. NSF Grant DEB 1754115, 2018-2021 (PI: C. E. Caceres, co-PIs: A. Hansen, Z. Rapti, B. Allan, E. Muturi) $800,000 UIUC Campus Research Board (PI: Z. Rapti) RB17060, $14,115 NSF Grant DUE 1544388, 2015-2017 (PI: G. Herman, co-PIs: J. Amos, J. B. Elliott-Litchfield, Z. Rapti) $299,207 NSF Grant DEB 1354407, 2014-2017 (PI: C. E. Caceres, co-PI: Z. Rapti) $324,380 UIUC Campus Research Board (PI: Z. Rapti) RB14038, $16,139 NSF Grant DUE 1129198, 2011-2016 (PI: Z. Rapti, co-PIs: C. E. Caceres, R. E.L. DeVille, R. Kantorovitz) $239,520 NSF Grant EFRI 1024772, 2010-2013 (PI. N. Sri Namachchivaya, co-PI: Z. Rapti) $288,575 UIUC I-cubed Grant (PI: Z. Rapti), 2010 $10,000 NSF Grant DMS 0708421, 2007-2012 (PI: Z. Rapti) $85,442.