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 in the materials sciences.
I have been particularly interested in the analysis of nonconvex and nonlocal variational problems related to
self-assembly of diblock copolymers
magnetic domain formation in type-1 superconductors and ferromagnets.

Other interests include
Variational approaches to deblurring and denoising in image processing
Curvature based variational problems associated with the shape of biological membranes.
Generalized centroidal Voronoi tessellations and applications of the eikonal equation and distance function in computational geometry

Teaching 2013-2014

Fall 2013: MATH 597/MATH 761 -- Topics in Applied Mathematics

Winter 2014: MATH 264-- Advanced Calculus for Engineers