Rustum Choksi

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

My undergraduate text in PDE has been published:

Partial Differential Equations: A First Course
  • Volume 54 of the series AMS Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts (the Sally Series), American Mathematical Society

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    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

    I am an applied mathematician.
    Though my training was as an applied mathematical analyst, I have been increasingly interested in modelling and using techniques from scientific computing.
    My focus lies in the the study and application of variational problems in the physical and data sciences and in geometry from the perspective of the calculus of variations, partial differential equations, optimization, and scientific computing.
    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

    Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations, Optimal Quantization, and Applications

    Solving Ill-Posed Inverse Problems, 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.

    Current Teaching

    On Sabbatical 2021-2022.

    Picture I am a member of Spectra: the Association for LGBT Mathematicians