Office: 1237 Faculty/Administration Bldg
Work Phone: (313) 577-2479
Home Phone: (734) 580-2048
Cell Phone: (734) 355-9620
  • 494. (with N. M. Nam) Convex Analysis and Beyond,  Vol. 1: Basic Theory,  XI+588 pp.,  to appear in Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, 2022.

  • 493. (with P. D. Khanh, V. T. Phat and D. B. Tran) Generalized Newton algorithms in nonsmooth optimization via second-order subdifferentials, submitted (2022); arXiv:2101.10555

  • 492.  (with D. V. Cuong, N. M. Nam and G. Sandine) Revisiting Rockafellar’s theorem on relative interiors with applications to convex generalized differentiation, submitted (2022).

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)
  • Advanced Research on Second-Order Variational Analysis with New Applications to Optimization, Control, and Practical Modeling, September 1, 2018-August 31, 2022, National Science Foundation, Grant No. DMS-1808978; Principal Investigator.

  • Innovations in Sparse Optimization: Big Data Nonsmooth Optimization, January 1, 2019–December 31, 2022, Australian Research Council, Discovery Project No. DP-190100555; Principal Foreign Investigator.

Honors & Awards
  • Principal Lecturer at the International School-Seminar on Nonlinear Analysis and Extremal Problems, Irkursk, Russia, July 2022

  • Principal Lecturer at the International Forum on Developments and Origins of Operations Research, Shenzhen, China, November 2021

  • Foreign Member, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, elected in May 2021

  • International Workshop on Optimization,  Seattle, WA, August 2022

  • International School-Seminar on Nonlinear Analysis and Extremal Problems (3 lectures), Irkutsk, Russia, July 2022



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