M.S.(Hons), The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia (1994)
Ph.D., Cornell University, US (1999), Dissertation title: Statistical Mechanics of Cracks; Dualities in Supersymmetric Field Theories; Orientifolds of Type IIB Strings with Discrete B Flux
Postgraduate Researcher, Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, US (1999-2002)
Research Fellow, Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics , UofM, US (2002-2003)
Assistant Professor, UWO (2003-2007)
Associate Professor, UWO (2007-)
Associate Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada (2003-)
University of Western Ontario, Department of Applied Mathematics.
My research efforts focus on understanding quantum properties of black holes and the origin of our Universe, as described by string theory. Additionally, I'm involved in developing analytical tools in string theory that could shed new light on strong interactions of subatomic particles.