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Olga Brezhneva

Olga Brezhneva has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of mathematics and statistics.

She received a master’s degree from Moscow State University and a doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Prior to her appointment at Miami in 2004, she was a postdoctoral associate at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota.

Brezhneva’s primary area of research is optimization. She has started collaborative research projects with students and professors in Miami’s mechanical and manufacturing engineering department.

A co-author on 28 publications in the fields of optimization, differential equations and numerical analysis, she regularly presents her results at professional meetings and has been an organizer and co-organizer of sessions at national and international conferences as well as of the Midwest Optimization Meeting, held at Miami in fall 2006.

Brezhneva is engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She was a recipient of the Barney Fellowship for 2006-07, which supports a major teaching project for a member of the mathematics and statistics department each year.

Brezhneva is the recipient of the E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award for 2007.

Date Published: 02/14/2008
Volume: 27   Number: 15

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