Curriculum Vitae

 


Biographical Data:

Year of birth:         1970
Country of birth:   Ukraine
Citizenship:           Canadian 
Marital Status:       Married (three children)  

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Research Interests:

High Performance Computing (MPI, CUDA),
optical design of complex lenses.
computational/theoretical cosmology,
structure formation in the universe,
interstellar medium physics.  

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Education:

1996 Ph.D. in Astrophysics 
Main Astronomical Observatory of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine 
Dissertation: 
     Three-dimensional models of galactic supershells
Advisor: Prof. S. A. Silich
1992 M.S. in Astrophysics
Department of Physics, Odessa State University, Odessa, Ukraine 
1990 B.S. in Physics (summa cum laude)
Department of Physics, Odessa State University, Odessa, Ukraine
 

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Professional Employment:

2006-present Senior research associate, HPC software analyst, SHARCNET, McMaster University, Canada. Studying different aspects of galaxy formation in the early universe. Developing HPC software for optical design of complex lenses.
2005-2006 Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. Taught Section 4 of Astronomy 021 to more than 300 non-science students (one year course).
2002-2005 SHARCNET postdoctoral research fellow, McMaste r University, Canada. Worked on the formation and evolution of small structure (small galaxies and globular clusters) in the early universe.
1997-2002 CGPS postdoctoral fellow, Université Laval / University of Montreal, Canada. Worked for Canadian Galactic Plane Survey. Studied evolution of dwarf spheroidal galaxies.
1996-1997 Visiting research fellow, Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, Netherlands. Worked on automated detection of supershells in nearby galaxies using predictions of my hydro-code.
 

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Teaching Experience:

2013 Instructor, graduate course "Parallel and High Performance Computing" (CSE745), McMaster University, Canada
2012 Instructor, graduate course "Parallel and High Performance Computing Systems" (CES727), McMaster University, Canada
2006-present Instructor, 1-2 full day courses for Ontario graduate students at annual SHARCNET summer schools. Topics: Introduction to MPI programming, Debugging of Parallel Programs, Introduction to Parallel Programming, Introduction to High Performance Computing, Advanced Programming of GPUs with CUDA.
2006-2010 Lecturer, half a semester graduate course, Parallel Programming (CES704), McMaster University, Canada.
2005-2006 Lecturer, Astronomy for non-science students (Astronomy 021, Section 4), Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. 
Designed and taught my own course.
2003 Lecturer, Introductory Astronomy for non-science students (Science 1D03), Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Canada. Designed and taught my own course.
 

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Research Grants:

1995 Co-applicant, Joint Fund of the Government of Ukraine and International Science Foundation grant UC~9200.
1994-1995 Co-applicant, International Science Foundation grant UC~9000.
 

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Professional Service:

Referee for Astrophysical Journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and Computer Physics Communications
2008-present Member of the CASCA's Investment committee
2003 Was on a four-judge panel to select the best graduate student presentation at the department's Symposium Day (Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University).
1999-2000 Supervised college student F. Boulva (Montreal)  in his research project "Cosmic Bubbles: Improving HI Shell Detection Around Massive Stars" which won the Second Grand Award in the Space Category and the First Place Award in Astronomy at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Detroit, Michigan (2000).
 

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Awards:

1995 One year International Soros Science Education Program Doctoral Fellowship.
1992-1995 Ukrainian State Ph.D. Fellowship, Main Astronomical Observatory of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine.
1992 The best M.S. diploma project in physical sciences in Ukraine in 1992.
1987-1992 Dean's Honour List, Odessa State University, Ukraine.
1987-1992 Ukrainian State Scholarship, Odessa State University, Ukraine.
 

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Professional Societies:

2002-present Canadian Astronomical Society.
 

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Astronomy Outreach:

2007 My research was featured in the article "Mac scientists go to 'dark' side: Research solves riddle about role of space gas in universe's Big Bang" published in the November 30 issue of "Hamilton Spectator"
2006 An article about my research ( "Supernovae make dark matter bloat") appeared in the popular science magazine "New Scientist", United Kingdom (issue 2563, 2 August 2006).
2003 Presented a talk titled "Globular Clusters: Relics of the Early Universe'' to the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers.
1999 Presented a talk titled "Galactic Supershells" to the Montreal branch of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
1994 My article "Vatican Observatory Summer School" (in Russian) was published in the popular science magazine "Zemlya i Vselennaya" ("Earth and Universe"), Moscow, Russia
 

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