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Ilya Timofeyev
Graduate Director
University of Houston
Department of Mathematics
651 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3008

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Office : PGH 651D

UH Library,     Academic Calendar.

Research Group Meeting


Schedule: TBA

Information for Grad Students

Grad Student Seminar and other Events, Slides from the Orientation, etc.

Research Interests

  • stochastic processes
  • applied mathematics and numerical simulations of partial differential equations
  • stochastic modeling of large scales in atmospheric fluid dynamics
  • applications of stochastic processes in finance
  • multi-agent spatially extended systems


    A short description of my current research interests can be found here

    Recent Funding

    co-PI: NSF-DMS "Density-enhanced data assimilation for hyperbolic balance laws", 2016-2019, $190,000

    co-PI: NSF-DMS Mathematical Biology "Application of Large Deviations to Genetic Evolution of Bacterial Populations", 2014-2018, $297,729 (PI: R. Azencott)


    PI: ONR "Sub-grid scale modeling and data-driven model improvement for the shallow-water equations", 2017-2020, $150,000

    Graduate Students

    D. Saha (current), Xi Chen (current)
    T. Weber (2016) - Instructor, UH
    P. Ren, Ph.D. (2014) - Zion Bank, Salt-Lake City, UT,
    A. Jain, Ph.D. (2012) - Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame
    A. Beri, Ph.D. (2010) - Senior Quantitative Analyst, CRISIL
    N. Barlas, Ph.D. (2009) - Assistant Professor, University of the Sciences
    K. Nimsaila, Ph.D. (2009) - Analyst, CGGVeritas