Vladimir Pestov - Curriculum Vitae

Present position:
Contacts and photo: see official profile at U of O.
Current teaching etc.: web page
Born: Dec. 1956, Tomsk, then USSR
Family: Wife Irene, daughter Xenia, son Sviatoslav (Slava).
Dual citizen of: New Zealand / Aotearoa and Canada
Languages: Russian (native), English (OK), French (getting there), Brazilian Portuguese (functional), Italian, Te Reo Māori (tried to learn at some point in time).
Research interests: infinite-dimensional groups of transformations, set-theoretic topology, functional analysis;
statistical machine learning, data science
Research publications: Some 100+ articles and two editions of a book (1st at IMPA, 2nd at AMS)
Here are a list of research publications and Google Scholar citations profile
Awards: 1995 New Zealand Mathematical Society Award for Mathematical Research
2001 Victoria University of Wellington Award for Excellence in Research
Education: 1973-1978, Diploma in Mathematics with Distinction, Tomsk State University, Russia, then USSR
1980-1983, Ph.D. in Mathematics (Geometry and Topology), Moscow State University, Russia, then USSR (advisor: Alexander V. Arhangel'skii)
Positions held:
10.2016-present Pesquisador visitante do CNPq (nível 1), Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
11.2012-10.2015: Pesquisador Visitante Especial do Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras, Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
01.2011-04.2011 Pesquisador visitante do CNPq (nível 1), Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
07.2002 to present: Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07.1999-12.1999 Visiting research scientist, Computer Sciences Laboratory, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
01.1992-06.2002 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (since 01.1994), Reader (since 01.1996), School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computing Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
09.1991-01.1992 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, and Camosun College, Victoria, B.C., Canada
05-07.1991 Professore visitatore dal Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Dipartimento di Matematica, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia
09.1988-01.1991Visiting senior scientist, Laboratory of Functional Analysis, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation, then USSR
06.1983-01.1991 Assistent, Senior Lecturer (since 03.1985), Dozent (since 03.1986), Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Tomsk State University, Russian Federation, then USSR
11.1978-05.1980 Junior scientist, Laboratory of Probability Theory, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Tomsk, Russian Federation, then USSR
Service to the academic community: 07.2004-06.2008: Associate Director (2004-06) and Director (2006-08), Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Mathematics and Statistics. (One of the largest graduate programs in Mathematics and Statistics in Canada.)
(Co-)organizer of various mathematical events, including the Fall 2010 Fields Institute thematic program on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis and over 20 conferences.
Research supervision: Ph.D. theses, completed:
Aleksandar Stojmirović (VUW, 2005, cosupervised with Bill Jordan; arXiv thesis page);
Brice Rodrigue Mbombo Dempowo (Université de Yaoundé I, 2012, cosupervised with François Wamon; arXiv thesis page).
Micheal Pawliuk (University of Toronto, 2015, cosupervised with Stevo Todorcevic).
Ph.D. theses, current:
Gaël Giordano (U of O, co-supervised with George A. Wells);
Luiz Gustavo Cordeiro (U of O, cosupervised with Thierry Giordano);
Sushma Kumari (Kyoto University, co-supervised with Benoît Collins).
M.Sc. research theses, completed: Siofilisi Hingano (VUW, 2001; arXiv version of thesis-based paper), Todd Rangiwhetu (VUW, 2002), Yousef Al-Gadid (UoO, 2007), Verne Cazaubon (UoO, 2008; thesis page), Ilya Volnyansky (UoO, 2009; thesis page), Robert Davis (UoO, 2009, co-supervised with George A. Wells), Damjan Kalajdzievski (UofO, 2012, thesis page), Igor Artemenko (U of O, 2013, thesis page), Hubert Duan ( U of O, 2014, thesis page), Stan Hatko (U of O, 2015), Yue Dong (U of O, 2017, cosupervised with Nathalie Japkowicz).
Research fellow: Warren Moors (VUW, 1998-99).
Postdocs: Finlay Thompson (VUW, 1999-2001), Aleksandar Stojmirović (UoO, 2005-2006), Tristan Bice (UFSC, 2013-2014), Charles Starling (U of O, cosupervised with Benoît Collins and Thierry Giordano, 2015-present), Brice Mbombo (U of O, cosupervised with Benoît Collins, 2016-present).
Summer RA and Honours projects, completed: Sebastian Dewhurst (UoO, 2005, 2006), Jason Pólak (UoO, 2006, jointly with Phil Scott), Adrian Maler (UoO, 2006, jointly with Phil Scott), Igor Artemenko (UoO, 2010-11, his project at arXiv), Hubert Duan (UoO, 2010-11, his project at arXiv), Stan Hatko (UofO, Jan. - Aug. 2013, his project at arXiv), Yue Dong (May - Dec. 2014), Sabrina Sixta (May - Dec. 2014), Émilie Idène (May-Aug. 2014), Christian Despres (May-Dec. 2014, his project at arXiv).
Summer MITACS research project, completed: Varun Singla (U of O, 2012).
USSR diploma theses (at Tomsk State University): Natalia Amelina (1988), Olya Shirokova (1988), Lyuda Golomidova (1989), Yana Dobronravova (1989), Andreï Faustov (1990).



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