Curriculum Vitae

August 2015

OVIDIU CALIN
Eastern Michigan University
Department of Mathematics
Ypsilanti, MI, 48197 Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Phone: 734. 528.1444
Email: ocalin@emich.edu

Education:
University of Toronto Mathematics Ph.D. 2000
University of Bucharest Mathematics M.S. 1995
University of Bucharest Mathematics B.S. 1994

Research Interests:
1.Differential Geometry of Riemannian and Sub-Riemannian manifolds
2.Heat Kernels of elliptic and sub-elliptic operators, Heisenberg manifolds
3.Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics, Variational Calculus
4. Financial Mathematics
5.Mathematical Biology

Employment history:
2011-present: Professor, Eastern Michigan University
2006-2011: Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
2002-2006: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
2000-2002: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
1999-2000: Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
1995-2000: Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto
1994-1995: Assistant Professor, American University of Bucharest
1993-1995: Teaching Assistant, University
of Bucharest


Visiting positions:

  • June 2015: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • February, August 2014: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • July-August 2013: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    June-July 2013: Visiting Expert, University of Kuwait
  • July 2012: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • June 2012: Mini-courses lecturer, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
  • June 2012: Visiting Professor, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Summer 2011: Visiting Expert, Kuwait University
  • Winter 2010: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Fall 2009-2010: Visiting Associate Professor, University of Kuwait
  • August 2009: Visiting Associate Professor, Science University of Tokyo
  • July 2009: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • October 2008: Visiting Associate Professor, Science University of Tokyo
  • August 2008: Visiting Associate Professor, American University of Kuwait
  • July 2008: Invited Researcher, National Center of Theoretical Sciences,Taiwan
  • August 2007: Visiting Professor, American University of Kuwait
  • July 2006: Invited Researcher, National Center of Theoretical Sciences,Taiwan

Grants, Awards and Fellowships:

  • 1992-1994 National Merit Scholarship, University of Bucharest
  • 1994 GPA 4.0, Graduated Suma Cum Laude, University of Bucharest
  • 1998-2000 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (provincial)
  • 1998-1999 NSERC grant support (national)
  • 1997-1998 Departmental grant support (institutional)
  • 1995-1998 University of Toronto Open Fellowship (institutional)
  • Sep 1999 School of Graduate Studies Award (institutional)
  • Dec 1997 Daniel B.Delury Teaching Award (institutional)
  • Sep 1996 John Robert Gilkinson Smyth Award (institutional)
  • Dec 2002 New Faculty Provost’s Award (institutional)
  • Dec 2005 Spring Summer Research Award for 2006 (institutional)
  • Dec 2006-2009 NSF grant for research in Informational Geometry (national)
  • April 2008 Nomination for Outstanding Faculty in Classroom Instruction, Eastern Michigan University
  • Fall 2009-2010 Sabbatical Leave from Eastern Michigan University
  • Dec. 2006-2009 Co-Pi for $48,000 NSF grant (subcontract of a prime $250,000 grant from the University of Michigan (PI: Jun Zhang); Topic: Research in Information Geometry
  • Jan. 2014-2017 Co-Pi for $70,000 Hong Kong RGC-GRF Research Grant No. 601813 (PI: Jishan Hu); Topic: Study of Sub-Riemannian geometry and sublaplacians
  • Aug. 2013-2015 Co-Pi for $14,000 University of Kuwait Research Grant No. [SM01/23] (PI: Fares Al-Azemi); Topic: Asian options with harmonic average
  • Aug. 2011-2013 Co-Pi for $5,000 University of Kuwait Research Grant No. [SM04/11] (PI: Bader Al-Shamari); Topic: Pricing a stochastic car value depreciation deal


Presentations:

  • Seminar talk: Geometry on Heisenberg manifolds, February 2001, University of Notre Dame
  • Colloquium talk: Option Pricing, October 2002, Eastern Michigan University
  • Colloquium talk: Classical Problems in Calculus of Variations, February 2003, Kalamazoo College
  • Seminar talk: Sub-Riemannian geometry of step 2, 3 and 4; March 2003,Georgetown University
  • Conference on Partial Differential Equations & Applications: Real and Complex Hamiltonian Mechanics on a step 2k Sub-Riemannian manifold,
  • August 2003, University of Notre Dame
    Grushin Operators and sub-Riemannain geometry;
  • April 2004, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
  • Talk on the Pi-Day celebration: About the Buffon’s Neddle problem, Math Den, Pray-Harrold, Eastern Michigan University, March 14, 2004
  • Talk on the International Week, Eastern Michigan University, November 2004.
    Colloquium: Golden Section, Fibonacci Numbers and Phyllotaxis, room 217 Pray-Harrold, Eastern Michigan University, February 11, 2005.
  • Colloquium talk: A geometric method for computing heat kernels,Reiss Bld 281, Georgetown University, Washington DC, April 8, 2005.
  • Seminar talk: A Geometric Method for Computing Heat Kernels for Hermite-type Operators, room 1238 FAB, Wayne State University, September 28, 2005.
  • Seminar talk: Sub-Riemannian geometry of Heisenberg and Grushin Step 2 Manifolds, room 1238 FAB, Wayne State University, October 5, 2005.
  • Seminar talk: Geometric Mechanics on Superior Step sub-Riemannian Manifolds, room 1238 FAB, Wayne State University, October 12, 2005.
  • Colloquium talk: Quantum Mechanics on Heisenberg Group, Reiss Bld 281, Georgetown University, Washington DC, March 3, 2006.
  • Seminar talk: Geometric mechanics on SubRiemannian manifolds, Institute of Mathematics Academia Sinica, July 2006.
  • Seminar talk: Quantum mechanics and Heisenberg group, NCTS Workshop on Harmonic Analysis and Schrodinger Equation, National Taiwan University, July, 2006
  • Seminar talks: Geometric mechanics on SubRiemannian manifold, 2006 NTHU and NCTS Summetr Program-Analysis on SubRiemannian geometry, Taiwan.
  • Colloquium talk: Golden Section, Fibonacci Numbers and Phyllotaxis, AUK, Kuwait City, March 2007.
  • Colloquium talk: Sub-Riemannian Geometry, a variational approach, St. Mary 304, Georgetown University, Washington DC, March 30, 2007.
  • Conference talk: Heat kernels for Hermite-type operators, and Heisenberg Geometry, International Congress of Romanian Mathematicians, Bucharest, June 2007.
  • Seminar talk: Finding heat kernels using geometrical mechanics, path integrals and other methods, Tokyo University of Science, Japan, October 2007.
    Seminar talk: Finding heat kernels using geometrical mechanics, path integrals and other methods, Tsukuba University, Japan, October 2007.
  • Seminar talk: Finding heat kernels using geometrical mechanics, path integrals and other methods, University of Michigan, MI, February 2008.
  • Colloquium talk: Option pricing, St. Mary 304, Georgetown University, Washington DC, March, 2008.
  • Seminar talks: Finding heat kernels using geometrical mechanics, path integrals and other methods I and II, NCTS Seminar on Geometric Analysis, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, July 3 and July 10, 2008.
  • Seminar talk: Heat Kernels for Sub-elliptic Operators, University of Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, November 25.
  • Seminar talk: Non-Holonomic geometry, Waseda University, Japan, Friday, November 28.
  • Colloquium talk: Methods for finding heat kernels, Tokyo University of Science, Japan, Wednesday, November 20.
  • Colloquium talk: An introduction to non-holonomic systems and sub-Riemannian geometry, Kuwait University, Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
  • Conference on control and optimization: An introduction to non-holonomic systems and sub-Riemannian geometry, Wayne State University, October 2010.
  • Seminar talk: Finding heat kernels by Geometric Methods, Michigan State University, November 2010.
  • Conference talk: Integrability conditions for systems of sub-elliptic equations, Academia Sinica, June, 2012.
  • Three mini-talks about sub-Riemannian geometry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, June 2012.
  • Seminar talk: Transience of diffusion on Heisenberg ad Grushin distributions, Baptist University of Hong Kong, February, 2014
  • Colloquium talk: Transience of diffusion on Heisenberg ad Grushin distributions, Adrian College, April 2014
  • Geometric modeling in probability and statistics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Aug. 29, 2014
  • Geometric modeling in probability and statistics, Baptist University of Hong Kong, Aug. 26, 2014
  • Transience of Diffusions on Heisenber and Grushin distributions, University of Toledo, Sep. 2014
  • Diffusions and heat kernels, Baptist University of Hong Kong, May 29, 2015

Academic committee membership in the last 5 years:

  • Chair of the Personnel Committee 2013-2015
  • Graduate Chair 2007-present
  • Member of the personnel Committee 2007-2015
  • Member of the Speakers Invitations Committee 2012-present
  • Sabbatical leaves Committee 2007-2008
  • Minutes writer for departmental meetings 2011-present