Office: 1237 Faculty/Administration Bldg
Work Phone: (313) 577-2479
Home Phone: (734) 580-2048
Cell Phone: (734) 355-9620
  • 542. Second-Order Variational Analysis in Optimization, Variational Stability, and Control: Theory, Algorithms, Applications,   XVIII+789 pp.,  Springer, Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Cham, Switzerland, 2024.

  • 541.   (with G. Bento, T. Mota and Yu. Nesterov), Convergence of descent methods under Kurdyka-Lojasiewicz properties, submitted (2024); arxiv:2407.00812

  • 540.  (with M. Chao, Z. Shi and J. Zhang), Coderivative-based Newton methods with Wolfe linesearch for nonsmooth optimization, submitted (2024);arXiv:2407.02146

Memberships & Editorial


  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Fellow, named in 2011)
  • American Mathematical Society (Fellow of the Inaugural Class, named in 2012)
  • Corresponding Member, Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Italy (elected in 2016)
  • Foreign Member, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (elected in 2021)
  • Variational Analysis: Theory, Algorithms and Applications, September 1, 2022—August 31, 2025, National Science Foundation, Grant No. DMS-22045519; Principal Investigator

  • Innovations in Sparse Optimization: Big Data Nonsmooth Optimization, January 1, 2019–December 31, 2024, Australian Research Council, Discovery Project No. DP-190100555; Principal Foreign Investigator

Honors & Awards
  • Inaugural ScholarGPS Highly Ranked Scholar in Mathematical Optimization, 2024

  • Principal Lecturer (5 lectures), International School on Variational Analysis and Applications. National Center for Applied Mathematics, Chongqing, China, July 2024

  • Dedication of the International Conference on Optimization: Challenges and Applications, Alicante, Spain, May 2024

  • International Workshop on Control and Optimization,  Haifa, Israel, October 2024

  • International Conference on Computational Optimization,  Innopolis, Russia, October 2024 (online)



Office Hours: MW 3:00-4:00

Class: MW 4:00-5:20

Seminar: W 1:00-2:00

About Boris

Born in Moscow, Russia; married with two children, Citizen of the United States

Distinguished University Professor

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics: Belarus State Univ. (Minsk, Belarus)

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