Yuri A. Kuznetsov
Yuri A. Kuznetsov was born in Alma-Ata, Russia, on September 8, 1957. He received a B.A. degree in theoretical physics from the Rostov-on-Don State University, Russia, in 1979, and a Ph.D. degree in physics and mathematics from the Institute of Biophysics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow, Russia, in 1986. From 1979, he was affiliated with the Research Computing Center (RCC; currently: Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology), Russia, and Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, where he held different positions, including Senior Researcher in 1998. During 1991—1998, he has been an Invited Professor/Researcher in IIASA (Laxenburg, Austria), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), CWI (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), and ENS (Paris, France). Since 1999, he has been affiliated with Utrecht University (The Netherlands), currently being an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics. His research interests include theoretical and algorithmic aspects of bifurcation theory, analytical and numerical study of nonlinear dynamical systems, and development of interactive software tools for their bifurcation analysis. With his colleagues from RCC, he was one of the first to develop numerical bifurcation methods for ODEs and to apply them to biological models. His recent works were devoted to efficient numerical continuation, and normal form analysis of bifurcations of limit cycles using bordered boundary-value problems, without computation of Poincaré maps. He is the author of the popular textbook “Elements of Applied Bifurcation Theory” (Springer–Verlag, New York; editions: 1995, 1998, and 2004) and a coauthor of the widely used bifurcation softwares LOCBIF, AUTO, CONTENT, and MATCONT.
Biography Updated on 13 October 2008