About Prof. Boris Mordukhovich

Boris S. MordukhovichDistinguished University Professor, Wayne State University
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Belarus State Univ. (Minsk, Belarus)

Boris Mordukhovich is an American mathematician recognized for his research in the areas of nonlinear analysis, optimization, and control theory. Mordukhovich is one of the founders of modern variational analysis and generalized differentiation. Currently he is Distinguished University Professor and Lifetime Scholar of the Academy of Scholars at Wayne State University (Vice President, 2009–2010 and President, 2010–2011).

Mordukhovich was born and educated in the Soviet Union; he emigrated to the United States with his family in December 1988. He developed constructions of generalized differentiation (bearing now his name), and their development and applications to classes of problems in variational analysis, optimization, equilibrium, control, economics, engineering, and other fields. His theory and various applications have been summarized in the 2-volume monograph, and in the recent book. Mordukhovich has published around 500 journal papers.

Mordukhovich is an AMS Fellow of the Inaugural Class, a SIAM Fellow, and a recipient of many international awards and honors, including Dr. Honoris Causa from the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, University of Messina, University of Alicante in Spain, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania and from Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. He is the Founding Editor (2008) and was a co-Editor-in-Chief (2009-2014) of Set-Valued and Variational Analysis, an international journal. Since 2016, he is a co-Editor-in-Chief, Applied Analysis and Optimization, and since 2021 he is the area editor of Journal of Optimization Theory and Application. He was Chair (2012 – 2015) of the International Working Group on Generalized Convexity and Monotonicity. In 2016, he was elected to the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti (Italy), and in 2021 he became a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is in the list of Highly Cited Researchers in Mathematics.

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Honorary Degrees

Doctor Honoris Causa (mult.):
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Alicante University, Spain
University of Messina, Italy
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Vasile Goldis University, Romania

Fellowships and Academy Memberships

Fellow: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Fellow: American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Foreign Member, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Corresponding Member, Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti (Italy)

Lifetime Scholar, WSU Academy of Scholars (Vice President, 2009-2010 and President, 2010-2011)

Honorary Professorships

Honorary Professor, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China
Advisory Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

Specialization / Areas of Research

Variational Analysis & Optimization, Systems Control and Operations Research, Nonlinear Dynamics, Applications to Economics, Engineering, Mechanics, and Behavioral Sciences