About me. Since July 2011, I have been holding a Professor position at the Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University. I received my Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1995.
I have an Erdös-Bacon number (small world, eh...) equal to 6. More info regarding this is found towards the bottom of this page.
Publications (MathSciNet links require a subscription).
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Ph.D. students.
Undergraduate research.
Software. Together with Xiaozhe Hu (Tufts) and James Adler (Tufts) I am one of the authors of the HAZmath: A Simple Finite Element, Graph, and Solver Library, which provides basic finite lement and graph routines.
Research support. The research support by the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Energy (DoE), and the Penn State's Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications (CCMA) is gratefully acknowledged. List of past and current NSF awards in which I have been (or I am) a CoPI or the PI is found here.
Miscellaneous info. I have an Erdös number of 3 measuring the graph distance to P.Erdös through the Math Reviews database MathSciNet (American Mathematical Society). I recently found out that I also have a Bacon number of 3. This is the graph distance to the actor Kevin Bacon through the IMDb database. This makes my Erdös-Bacon number equal to 6. One may read more about the Erdös-Bacon number on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erdös_Bacon_number.
The Erdös number can be computed using the collaboration distance tool on MathSciNet; the Bacon number can be found out using The Oracle of Bacon (Documentaries and TV shows/series should be included as additional options in my case). The snapshots showing the results of such search are displayed here.
Contact info.
Ludmil Zikatanov,
Department of Mathematics,
239 McAllister building,
Penn State,
University Park, PA, 16802
Skype ID: ltz.math
E-mail: <ludmil AT psu DOT edu>