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 SubRiemannian manifolds
2.Heat Kernels of elliptic and subelliptic operators, Heisenberg
manifolds
3.Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics, Variational Calculus
4. Financial Mathematics
5.Mathematical Biology
Employment
history:
2011present: Professor, Eastern Michigan University
20062011: Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
20022006: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
20002002: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Notre
Dame
19992000: Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University
of Toronto
19952000: Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto
19941995: Assistant Professor, American University of Bucharest
19931995: 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

JulyAugust
2013: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology
JuneJuly
2013: Visiting Expert, University of Kuwait

July
2012: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology

June
2012: Minicourses lecturer, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

June
2012: Visiting Professor, FuJen University, Taipei, Taiwan

Summer
2011: Visiting Expert, Kuwait University

Winter
2010: Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology

Fall
20092010: 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:
 19921994
National Merit Scholarship, University of Bucharest
 1994
GPA 4.0, Graduated Suma Cum Laude, University of Bucharest
 19982000
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (provincial)
 19981999
NSERC grant support (national)
 19971998
Departmental grant support (institutional)
 19951998
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
20062009 NSF grant for research in Informational Geometry
(national)
 April
2008 Nomination for Outstanding Faculty in Classroom Instruction,
Eastern Michigan University
 Fall
20092010 Sabbatical Leave from Eastern Michigan University
 Dec.
20062009 CoPi 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.
20142017 CoPi for $70,000 Hong Kong RGCGRF Research Grant
No. 601813 (PI: Jishan Hu); Topic: Study of SubRiemannian
geometry and sublaplacians
 Aug.
20132015 CoPi for $14,000 University of Kuwait Research
Grant No. [SM01/23] (PI: Fares AlAzemi); Topic: Asian
options with harmonic average
 Aug.
20112013 CoPi for $5,000 University of Kuwait Research
Grant No. [SM04/11] (PI: Bader AlShamari); 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: SubRiemannian 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 SubRiemannian
manifold,
 August
2003, University of Notre Dame
Grushin Operators and subRiemannain geometry;
 April
2004, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
 Talk
on the PiDay celebration: About the Buffon’s Neddle
problem, Math Den, PrayHarrold, 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 PrayHarrold, 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
Hermitetype Operators, room 1238 FAB, Wayne State University,
September 28, 2005.
 Seminar
talk: SubRiemannian geometry of Heisenberg and Grushin
Step 2 Manifolds, room 1238 FAB, Wayne State University,
October 5, 2005.
 Seminar
talk: Geometric Mechanics on Superior Step subRiemannian
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 ProgramAnalysis on SubRiemannian
geometry, Taiwan.
 Colloquium
talk: Golden Section, Fibonacci Numbers and Phyllotaxis,
AUK, Kuwait City, March 2007.
 Colloquium
talk: SubRiemannian Geometry, a variational approach,
St. Mary 304, Georgetown University, Washington DC, March
30, 2007.
 Conference
talk: Heat kernels for Hermitetype 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 Subelliptic Operators, University
of Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, November 25.
 Seminar
talk: NonHolonomic 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 nonholonomic systems and subRiemannian
geometry, Kuwait University, Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
 Conference
on control and optimization: An introduction to nonholonomic
systems and subRiemannian 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 subelliptic
equations, Academia Sinica, June, 2012.
 Three
minitalks about subRiemannian 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 20132015
 Graduate
Chair 2007present
 Member
of the personnel Committee 20072015
 Member
of the Speakers Invitations Committee 2012present
 Sabbatical
leaves Committee 20072008
 Minutes
writer for departmental meetings 2011present
