Rustum Choksi

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McGill University

Email: rchoksi AT math DOT mcgill DOT ca
Phone: 514-398-3817
Office: Burnside Hall 1110

Mailing Address:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2K6


PhD, Brown University 1994
SM, Brown University 1991
BSc, University of Toronto 1989

Courant Institute, New York University 1995 - 1997
Center for Nonlinear Analysis, Carnegie-Mellon University 1994 - 1995

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the calculus of variations and nonlinear partial differential equations -- focusing on problems of pattern formation .
I have been particularly interested in the analysis of nonconvex and nonlocal variational problems with a focus on
global methods for addressing ground states
metastability and energy landscapes.

Other interests include
Geometric self-assembly / arrangement of rigid shapes via generalized centroidal Voronoi tessellations and applications of the eikonal equation and distance function in computational geometry
Variational approaches to deblurring and denoising in image processing, particularly image processing of bar codes.
Curvature based variational problems associated with the shape of biological membranes.

Teaching 2015-2016

Fall 2015: MATH 475 -- Honours Partial Differential Equations

Winter 2016: MATH 264-- Advanced Calculus for Engineers