
Marina Chugunova
Curriculum Vitae
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
40 St. George Str.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4,Canada
Phone: (office) +1 (416) 9463769
Fax: +1 (416) 9784107
Email: chugunom at math.utoronto.ca
PERSONAL:
Place of birth: Russia
Citizenship: Canadian
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Mathematics, McMaster University, December 2007, Canada
Thesis: Spectral Stability of Nonlinear Waves in Dynamical Systems
Supervisor: Dmitry Pelinovsky
Candidate of Math.Sc. Mathematical Analysis  001, Ulyanovsk University, 1997, Russia
Thesis: Inverse SturmLiouville Problem with Spectral Parameter Dependent Boundary Conditions
Supervisor: Abraham V. Strauss
 M.Sc. Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1990, Russia
Thesis: The Automated Construction of Different Sectional Views for a Threedimensional Model of the Russian Space Station "Mir".
Supervisor: Michail Komarov
B.Sc with honours in Applied Mathematics and Physics,
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1988, Russia
AWARDS
Summer Research Financial Support, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, August 2011
Atkinson Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching (Applied PDE course), University of Toronto, 2009  2010
Summer Research Grant, MACSI (Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry), University of Limerick, August 2009
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008  2010
Best Student Paper Award, IMACS International Conference, Athens, GA, 2007
Summer Scholarship (Stability and Instability of Nonlinear Waves Workshop), 2006
NSERC Graduate Scholarship, 2006  2007
Sharcnet Graduate Scholarship, 2004  2006
Award for Excellence in Online Teaching, 2001
Insitute of Applied Mathematics Research Grant, 1989
Scholarship of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1984
Russian Mathematical Olympiad (Far East Region of Russia), First Place with 100/100 points, 1983
RESEARCH SUPERVISION
 20102011, (cosupervision with Mary Pugh and Stephen Morris) Gary Yan (UofT, 3rd year undergraduate student ), the laboratory project "Experimental study of coating flow steady states for low rotation speed regime".
 2010 (Summer), MITACSFields Undergraduate Summer Research Program, (cosupervision with Dmitry Pelinovsky ) Alex Kulyk (Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine, 3rd year undergraduate student), Daniel Badali (UofT, 4th year undergraduate student), Steven Pollack (McGill University, 3rd year undergraduate student), the research project: "Bifurcation analysis of coating flow steady states for low surface tension regime".
 2010 (Summer), NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research, (cosupervision with Almut Burchard) Dan Ginsberg (UofT, 3rd year undergraduate student ), the research project: "Strong positivity property of weak steady states in coating flows".
 2009 (Summer), NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research, (cosupervision with Almut Burchard) Weiwei Guo (UofT, 4th year undergraduate student ), the research project: "Numerical analysis of spectral stability of steady states in rimming flows".
SERVICE
NSF Grant Review Panelist, 2011
CMS Annual Meeting, coorganizer of special sessions, 2010 and 2012
Fields Institute, coorganizer of a workshop, 2012
UofT, coorganizer of a numerical PDE group seminar, 2009  2011
UofT, coordinator of multisection courses, 2009  2012
UofT, judge of Math. Battle and Kangaroo contests, 2009  2010
Referee: Nonlinearity, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Physica D, SIMA
PUBLICATIONS
[1] A. Burchard, M. Chugunova, B. Stephens, Convergence to equilibrium for a thin film equation on a cylindrical surface, Comm. in Partial Differential Equations, accepted [to appear 2012]
[2] D. Badali, M. Chugunova, D.E. Pelinovsky, and S. Pollack, Regularized shock solutions in coating flows with small surface tension, Physics of Fluids, 23, (2011) [pdf]
[3] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, New dissipated energy for nonnegative weak solution of unstable thinfilm equations, Commun. Pure Appl. Anal. Vol. 10(2), 613  624, (2011) [pdf]
[4] M. Chugunova, M. Pugh, R. Taranets, Nonnegative solutions for a longwave unstable thin film equation with convection, SIAM J. Math. Anal. Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 18261853, (2010) [pdf]
[5] A. Burchard, M. Chugunova, On the instability index of a nonselfadjoint differential operator associated with coating and rimming flows, SIAM J. Math. Anal. Volume 43, 357  388, (2011) [pdf]
[6] E. S. Benilov, M. Chugunova, Waves in liquid films on vibrating substrates, Physical Review E 81, 036302 (2010) [pdf]
[7] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Count of eigenvalues in the generalized eigenvalue problem, Journal of Mathematical Physics 51, 052901 (2010) [pdf]
[8] M. Chugunova, I. Karabash, and S.G. Paytkov, On the nature of illposedness of forwardbackward heat equation, Integral Equations and Operator Theory, 65, 319344, (2009) [pdf]
[9] M. Chugunova, H. Volkmer, Spectral analysis of an operator arising in fluid dynamics, Studies in Applied Mathematics, 123 (3), 291  309, (2009) [pdf]
[10] T. Azizov, M. Chugunova, Pontryagin theorem and analysis of the spectral stability of solitons, Mat.Zametki, 8 (5), 643  658, (2009) [pdf]
[11] M. Chugunova, H. Volkmer, Study of a differential operator of Heun type arising in fluid dynamics, Operators and Matrices, 3 (4), 525  540, (2009) [pdf]
[12] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, On the uniform convergence of the Chebyshev interpolants for pulse solutions, Math. and Comp. in Simulation, 80 (4), 794  803, (2009) [pdf]
[13] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, On quadatic eigenvalue problems in stability of discrete vortices, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 431, 962  973 (2009) [pdf]
[14] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Spectrum of a nonselfadjoint operator associated with the periodic heat equation, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and its Applications, 342, 970988, (2008) [pdf]
[15] M. Chugunova, V. Strauss, Factorization of an indefinite convectiondiffusion operator, C. R. Math. Rep. Acad. Sci. Canada Vol. 30 (2), 40–47, (2008) [pdf]
[16] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Twopulse solutions in the fifthorder KdV equation: rigorous theory and numerical approximations, Discr. Cont. Dyn. Syst. B 8,4, 773  800, (2007) [pdf]
[17] M. Porter, M. Chugunova, and D. Pelinovsky, Feshbach resonance management of BoseEinstein condensates in optical lattices, Physical Review E 74, 1 (2006) [pdf]
[18] M. Chugunova, D. Pelinovsky, Blockdiagonalization of the symmetric firstorder coupledmode system, SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems 5, 6683, (2005) [pdf]
[19] M.Chugunova, (2001) "Inverse spectral problem for the SturmLiouville operator with eigenvalue parameter dependent boundary conditions", Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, Birkhauser Verlag Basel, Switzerland, Vol. 123,187194 [pdf]
[20] M.Chugunova, (2000), "Principal aspects of objectoriented programming", Some questions of teaching mathematics and information science, Ulyanovsk,110 –116 [available on request]
[21] M.Chugunova, (1997),"On the effective methods for the solution of some inverse problems", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 36 , 6675 [available on request]
[22] M.Chugunova, (1994), "An inverse boundary value problem on a finite interval.", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 35 , 113122 [available on request]
[23] M.Chugunova, (1993) "Entire extension of a secondorder differentiation operator", Funct. Analysis, Ulyanovsk, 34, 7679 [available on request]
RECENT PREPRINTS
[1] M. Chugunova, J.R. King, R. Taranets, Uniqueness of the regular waitingtime type solution of the thin film equation, submitted (2011)
[2] Industrial problem solving workshop report on equidistant distribution of the test points on the glue path, (2011)
[3] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Nonnegative weak solutions for a degenerate system modelling the spreading of surfactant on thin films, submitted (2011)
[4] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Qualitative analysis of coating flows on a rotating horizontal cylinder, submitted (2011)
[5] M. Chugunova, M. Pugh, R. Taranets, Research announcement: Finite–time blow up and long–wave unstable thin film equations, preprint (2010) [pdf]
[6] A. Burchard, M. Chugunova, B. Stephens, Lyapunov's method proves convergence to equilibrium for a thin film equation, preprint (2010) [pdf]
[7] M. Chugunova, R. Taranets, Asymptotic behaviour of nonnegative solutions for a longwave unstable thin film equation, [in progress] (2010)
[8] M. Chugunova, M. Pugh, R. Taranets, Technical report on a longwave unstable thin film equation with convection, preprint (2010) [pdf]
[9] M. Chugunova, V. Strauss, On factorization of a perturbation of a Jselfadjoint operator arising in fluid dynamics, preprint (2009) [pdf]
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
 (January 2008  now), Postdoctoral Fellow, Lecturer
 2011, Techniques of Applied Math: Introductory Numerical Methods for Differential Equations (MAT1508HS (Graduate Course)), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
 2010, Partial Differential Equations (APM384H1), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
 2009, Differential Equations (MAT234), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
 2009, (Course coordinator) Partial Differential Equations (APM346), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
 2008, (Course coordinator) Differential Equations (MAT234), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
 2008, Partial Differential Equations (APM346), Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
 (Fall 2007), Ph.D student, Tutorial Instructor
 2007, Engineering Mathematics II, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 (2006  2007), Ph.D student, Tutorial Instructor
 2007, Numerical Linear Algebra, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 2006, Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 (2005  2006), Ph.D student, Tutorial Instructor
 2006, Mathematical Physics II, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 2005, Mathematical Physics I, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 (2004  2005), Ph.D student, Teaching Assistant
 2005, Mathematical Physics II, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 2004, Mathematical Physics I, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 2004, Differential Equations, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 2004, Statistical Analysis for Engineering, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 2004, Probability Theory, Math.&Stat. Dept. McMaster University
 (2003  2005), tutoring K12, Academy for Mathematics & Science, Toronto
 Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic (MPM1D)
 Science, Grade 9, Academic (SNC1D)
 Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (MPM2D)
 Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D)
 Functions and Relations, Grade 11, University Preparation (MCR3U)
 Functions, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (MCF3M)
 Mathematics of Personal Finance, Grade 11, College Preparation (MBF3C)
 Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12, University Preparation (MCB4U)
 Geometry and Discrete Mathematics, Grade 12, University Preparation (MGA4U)
 Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation (MDM4U)

(2000  2003), Research Associate, Sessional Lecturer, Department of Computer Techniques Sciences at the Ulyanovsk Teacher's Training State University
 delivered lectures on topics in numerical methods.
 conducted research on topics of parameter dependent eigenvalue problems.
 developed online educational system ((C++, C#.NET))
 developed internetoriented testing system (C++, C#.NET)

(1997  2000), Research Associate, Sessional Lecturer, Department of Information Sciences at the Ulianovsk Teacher's Training State University
 delivered lectures on topics in numerical methods.
 conducted seminars on the topics of numerical computing.
 implemented the simulation of physical experiments, corresponding to the problem, in C++ code.
 (1993 – 1997), software developer, private company Vector +
 developed client  server applications in C++ Builder 5.0 (SQL server 7.0) for different branches of Ulyanovsk Energy Complex.
 (1990 1993 ), software developer, Ulianovsk Center of Microelectronics.
 took part in the development of a package to optimize the work of milling machines.
 implemented, in C code, a set of programs to calculate the best surface for cutting faces.
 (19891990), research assistent, Institute of Applied Mathematics
 conducted my graduate research at the Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 developed a method of automated construction of different sectional views for a threedimensional model of the Russian Space Station "Mir".
 implemented the numeric scheme of the method in C code and created a graphics package to visualize the computation results.
CERTIFICATIONS
 Microsoft Certified Data Base Administrator (MCDBA).
 Microsoft Certified Programmer (MCP).
PROGRAMMING
Programming Languages And Libraries:
C/C++, Matlab, Maple, MPI, Open MP, Lapack, Petsc, Slepc.
Internet Technologies:
Macromedia Dreamweaver, HTML/DHTML/JavaScript.
REFERENCES

Dr. Mary Pugh (Research)
Department of Mathematics,
University of Toronto,
40 St. George Str.,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
mpugh@math.utoronto.ca
4169785233
4169460001 (fax) 

Dr. Almut Burchard (Research)
Department of Mathematics,
University of Toronto,
40 St. George Str.,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
almut@math.utoronto.ca
4169784174
4169784107 (fax) 




Dr. Markus Bussmann (Teaching)
Mech. and Industr. Eng.,
University of Toronto,
5 King's College Road.,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 3G8
bussmann@mie.utoronto.ca
4169781275
4169783453 (fax) 

Dr. Robert Jerrard (Teaching)
Department of Mathematics,
University of Toronto,
40 St. George Str.,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
rjerrard@math.toronto.edu
4169465441
4169784107 (fax) 




Dr. Walter Craig (Research)
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4K1
craig@math.mcmaster.ca
9055259140, ext. 23422
9055220935 (fax) 

Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky (Research)
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4K1
dmpeli@math.mcmaster.ca
9055259140, ext. 23424
9055220935 (fax) 




Dr. Robert McCann (Research)
Department of Mathematics,
University of Toronto,
40 St. George Str.,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
mccann@math.toronto.edu
4169784658
4169784107 (fax) 

Dr. Yuri Latushkin (Research)
Department of Mathematics
University of Missouri,
Columbia, MO 65211
yuri @math.missouri.edu
(573) 8828275
(573) 8821869 (fax) 




Dr. Victor Ivrii (Teaching)
Department of Mathematics,
University of Toronto,
40 St. George Str.,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
ivrii@math.toronto.edu
4169784031
4169784107 (fax) 

Dr. Vladimir Strauss (Research)
Department of Mathematics
Universidad Simo'n Boli'var
Sartenejas, Baruta, Edo Miranda
Caracas 1080 Venezuela
email: str@usb.ve
(+58)2129063283 


