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Rustum Choksi

Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McGill University


Email: rustum DOT choksi AT 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
Canada

Education

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

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

Research Interests

In the broad sense, my research interests lie in the the study and application of variational problems primarily from the perspective of the modern calculus of variations and nonlinear partial differential equations.
I am particularly interested in the interplay of these problems with pattern formation.

Particular problems and applications include:

Liquid Drop Models, Nonlocal Cahn-Hilliard and Isoperimetric Problems, and Self-assembly of Diblock copolymers

Optimal Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations and Generalizations

Inverse Problems and Deblurring and Denoising in Image Processing.

Nonlocal Interaction Energies and Self-assembly

Grain Growth in Polycrystalline Materials

Curvature based Variational Problems Associated with the Shape of Biological Membranes.



Teaching 2019-2020

Fall 2019:
MATH 580-- Graduate Partial Differential Equations 1

Winter 2020:
MATH 264 -- Advanced Calculus for Engineers