Research Group of Professor Robert J. McCann



Current students:
Afiny Akdemir, MSc candidate
Rosemonde Lareau-Dussault, PhD candidate
Justin Martel, PhD candidate
Evan Miller, PhD candidate
Shuangjian Zhang, PhD candidate

Current postdoctoral visitors:
Cy Maor, Elastic Materials and Defects 2016-19

Student Alumni:
Hira Abdul Ghani, MSc 2014 Numerical Aspects of Optimal Transport
Najma Ahmad, PhD 2004 (Brown Physics), The Geometry of Shape Recognition Via the Monge-Kantorovich Optimal Transport Problem , Risk Manager at Deloitte
Alex Bloemendal, MSc 2006, Regularity for Maps of Bounded Compression, Broad Institute at Harvard University
Tim Capes, BScH 2002, Color Visualization of Optimal Mappings, Software Engineer, Apple
Shibing Chen, PhD 2013, Convex Solutions to the Power-of-mean Curvature Flow, Conformally Invariant Inequalities, and Regularity Issues in Some Applications of Optimal Transportation, Postdoctoral Fellow at Australian National University
Colin Decker, MSc 2010, When Do Systematic Gains Uniquely Determine the Number of Marriages Between Different Types ... ? MSc Candidate in Statistics at the University of Toronto
Andrei Dranka, BASc 2017 Mean Field Games in Asset Price Coordination Technology Consulting, Accenture
Steven Dejak, MSc 2001, Optimal Mass Transportation. PhD Toronto. Mathematician, Infinium Securities.
Dorian Goldman, MSc 2008, Weak Lagrangian Solutions to a One-dimensional Model of the Moist Semi-geostrophic Equations, PhD NYU, Data Scientist, New York Times
Karol Gregor, BScH 2000, Decay Rates in Kinetic Theory / Discontinuities of Optimal Maps; PhD Princeton (Physics)
Nathan Killoran, MSc 2007, Supports of Extremal Doubly and Triply Stochastic Measures , PhD Waterloo (Physics), Research Scientist at University of Toronto (Machine Learning)
Alexander Kuznetsov, MSc 2009, On a Convex Optimization Problem of Pricing in Economics
Jiayong Li, MSc 2009, Smooth Optimal Transportation on Hyperbolic Space , PhD MIT, Research Scientist at Curoverse, Inc
Kry Lui, MSc 2011, Thurston's Geometrization Conjecture, MUSE Data Scientist
Daniel Mayost, PhD 2014, Applications of the Signed Distance Function to Surface Geometry , Capital specialist, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Mohammadreza Mohammadi, NSERC USRA 2011, Light Beam Refractor Design, MSc Toronto (Statistics). Risk Management, Scotiabank
Brendan Pass, PhD 2011, Structural Results on Optimal Transportation Plans, Tenure track Assistant Professor at University of Alberta
Omar Rammo, NSERC USRA 2008, Who Marries Whom, and Why.
Aaron Smith, NSERC USRA 2006 Explicit Yamabe Flow of an Asymmetric Cigar PhD Stanford, Tenure track Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa
Maria Sosio, PhD 2011 (Pavia Mathematics), Regularity for Transport and Nonlinear Diffusion Problems
Maxim Trokhimtchouk, BScH 2002-04, Optimal partition of a large labor force into working pairs; PhD Berkeley, JP Morgan

Postdoctoral alumni
Marina Chugunova, 2011-12, Thin film equations; coating and rimming flows. Associate Professor at Claremont Graduate University.
Codina Cotar, 2011-12. Electronic correlations in quantum mechanics. Lecturer at University College, London
Jochen Denzler, July - December, 2001. Fast diffusion to self-similarity, Tenured at University of Tennessee
Manuel Gnann, July - December 2014. Higher-order asymptotics of the thin film equation, Non-track Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan
Xiaosong Kang, 2003-05. Nonlinear diffusion. Associate Professor at Wuhan University
Geogia Karali, January 2003-05. Droplet coarsening rates, Associate Professor at University of Crete
Yong-Jung Kim, 2003-04. Sharp decay rates for the fastest conservative diffusions, Professor at KAIST
Young-Heon Kim, 2006-08, Continuity, curvature, and the general covariance of optimal transport. Tenured at University of British Columbia
Jun Kitagawa 2013-2015, Free discontinuities in optimal transport. Tenure-track at Michigan State University
Jonathan Korman, 2011-12. Capacity-constrained optimal transport. Sessional lecturer, University of Toronto at Mississauga
Gregoir Loeper, Oc/tober 2003-February 2004, Hoelder continuity of optimal mappings, Associate Professor at Monash University.
Hamed Maroofi, 2002-04. Optimal transportation at hyperbolic infinity, Director, Quantitative Finance, Bank of America
Quentin Merigot July - November 2010, Principal-agent problems, Professor at University of Paris-Sud (Orsay)
Emanuel Milman , July 2009 - November 2010, Geometric Inequalities, Associate Professor at the Technion
Amir Moradifam , 2010-12 Inverse problems and medical imaging, Tenure-track at University of California at Riverside
Adam Oberman, Summer 2002, Exact semigeostrophic flows in an elliptical ocean basin. Tenured at McGill University
Christian Seis, 2011-14, Nonlinear diffusions and capacity constrained transport. Postdoctoral Fellow in Bonn
Dejan Slepcev, 2002-04, Second-order asymptotics for the fast diffusion equation. Tenured at Carnegie Mellon University
Ben Stephens, 2006-09 Time asymptotics of fourth-order diffusions. ExtraHop Networks, Inc.


Professor Robert J. McCann
Department of Mathematics,
University of Toronto, Bahen Centre
40 St George St Room 6290
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4
Office: (416) 978-4658
FAX: 978-4107
E-mail: mccann -at- math -dot- toronto -dot- edu
Office location: Room BA 6124

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