55th anniversary of Professor Vladislav V. Kravchenko

55th anniversary of Professor Vladislav V. Kravchenko Professor Vladislav V. Kravchenko, a Senior Researcher in the research mathematical center Cinvestav (Center for Research and Advanced Study, Mexico) celebrated his 55th anniversary on February 15, 2023.
Vladislav Kravchenko was born on February 15, 1968, in the family of well-known mathematician, Professor Viktor Kravchenko (USSR/Ukraine/Portugal). He graduated from Odessa State University (Ukraine) and defended his Ph.D. in Rostov State University in 1994 (now it is Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia). Since 1994 he is working in Mexico being also active in short-time and long-time research visits in many international institutions delivering lectures, developing research, and supervising research activities.
His research interests are wide: mathematical analysis, differential equations, mathematical physics, wave propagation in complex media, inverse spectral problems and scattering problems.
His recent breakthrough research achievements are related to methods of solution of direct and inverse spectral problems which led to new representations for solutions of linear ordinary differential equations with variable coefficients, to new representations for associated transformation operators, and eventually to simple, direct and most effective computational algorithms for solving direct and inverse spectral and scattering problems on finite and infinite intervals for regular and singular Sturm-Liouville equations. The problems which have always been considered as computationally challenging suddenly became quite simple and treatable within the unified approach developed by Vladislav Kravchenko.
Prof. Kravchenko is also an internationally recognized specialist in such fields as complex and hypercomplex analysis and its applications in mathematical physics (electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, etc.), boundary and spectral problems for partial differential equations.
Some highlights. Author of five monographs and more than one hundred research articles in top ranking international journals. Awards: ISAAC Prize - International Prize of the International Society for Analysis, Applications and Computing, Berlin (Germany), 2001; prize for the best studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico in 1998 and 2005; prize for the best supervisor in the field of postgraduate education at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico in 2001 and 2004. Member of the editorial board of international journals: Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications, Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras, Journal of Applied and Industrial Mathematics, and editor-in-chief of the Boletin de la Sociedad Matematica Mexicana. Member of program committees and organizer of various international conferences and events, plenary and invited speaker at established international forums.
Vladislav Kravchenko has been, and he is deeply involved in many of the initiatives related to OTHA conference and editorial activities, being among the organizers of the Series A (direct submission) in the Journal of Mathematical Sciences from the very beginning. Since 2018 till 2022 he was, the scientific director of the Regional Scientific and Educational Mathematical Center of the Southern Federal University. He had a significant impact on the development of the Center, along with him, many of his students participated in postdoc programs and short-term research visits. He is actively engaged in the organization of conferences and special sections in conferences, in the development of the OTHA thematic section in the JFAA journal, is the editor of special issues and thematic collections related to the OTHA conference series. The most recently released joint project is the book “Methods of Mathematical Physics: Classical and Modern” published by the Springer Nature in November 2022, https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-17845-0 .
All members and partners of the Regional Scientific and Educational Mathematical Center of the Southern Federal University wish Professor Vladislav Kravchenko further creative success in all endeavors, new scientific achievements and prosperity!

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