Alexander Kurganov

Chair Professor Department of Mathematics

Professor Alexander Kurganov graduated from the Moscow State University in 1989. He then earned his PhD degree from Tel Aviv University in 1998. After holding a three-year Assistant Professor position at the University of Michigan, he moved to Tulane University, where he worked as an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Mathematics from 2001 to 2019. In 2016, Alexander Kurganov arrived at SUSTech as a Full Professor and in 2019 he was promoted to the Chair Professor.

Prof. Kurganov research is focused on numerical methods for hyperbolic PDEs and related problems. His particular area of expertise is finite-volume, particle and operator splitting methods with applications to a wide variety shallow water models, compressible gas dynamics equations, multi-component and multi-phase fluids, PDE based models of chemotaxis, pedestrian and traffic flows, financial mathematics, and several other areas.

Personal Profile

Research

◆ Scientific computing

◆ Numerical Methods for Time-Dependent PDEs

◆ Finite-Volume Methods

◆ Numerical Methods for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

◆ Nonlinear PDEs


Teaching

2019–present Chair Professor, Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Courses: Scientific Computing

2016–2019 Professor, Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Courses: Calculus, Numerical Methods for PDEs, Scientific Computing

2010–2019 Professor, Mathematics Department, Tulane University, USA

Courses: Calculus, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra,

Numerical Methods for ODEs and PDEs,

Applied Mathematics, ODEs, Numerical Methods for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

2009–2012 Mathematics Department Graduate Coordinator, Tulane University, USA

Summer 2012 Visiting Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Course: Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Time-Dependent PDEs

May 2012 Visiting Professor, Institute of Mathematics, 2 Univeristy of Bordeaux I, France

Summer 2011 Mercator Guest Professor, Institute of Mathematics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Course: Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Time-Dependent PDEs

2004–2010 Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, Tulane University, USA

Courses: Calculus, ODEs, PDEs, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra,

Numerical Methods for ODEs and PDEs,

Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Time-Dependent PDEs

Summer 2009 Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Mathematics, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France

Fall 2005 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, USA

Course: Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

2001–2004 Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department, Tulane University, USA

Courses: Calculus, ODEs, Introduction to Numerical Analysis,

Numerical Methods for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics,

Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

1998–2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, USA

Courses: Applied Honors Calculus, Numerical Linear Algebra, Introduction to Numerical Methods


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Refereed Publications (in the reversed chronological order)

Recent Preprints

Alina Chertock, A. Kurganov & Tong Wu (2019)

Operator Splitting Based Central-Upwind Schemes for Shallow Water Equations with Moving Bottom Topography

submitted to Communications in Mathematical Sciences.

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alexander@sustech.edu.cn

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