Melvin Leok

Title(s)Professor, Mathematics
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Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAPh.D.06/2004Control and Dynamical Systems
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    National Academy of Science2012Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow
    National Science Foundation2008CAREER Award
    SciCADE2007New Talent Prize
    Institute for Mathematics and its Applications UK2003Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis
    Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics2003Student Paper Prize

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    Melvin Leok is a professor of mathematics at UC San Diego. His research interests are in computational geometric mechanics, computational geometric control theory, discrete geometry, and structure-preserving numerical schemes. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 from Caltech in Control and Dynamical Systems under the direction of Jerrold Marsden. He is a three-time NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, and has received the NSF CAREER award, the SciCADE New Talent Prize, the SIAM Student Paper Prize, and the Leslie Fox Prize (second prize) in Numerical Analysis. He has given plenary talks at Foundations of Computational Mathematics, NUMDIFF, and the IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nonlinear Science, the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, the LMS Journal of Computation and Mathematics, the Journal of Geometric Mechanics, and the Journal of Computational Dynamics.

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    1. Accelerated Optimization on Riemannian Manifolds via Discrete Constrained Variational Integrators. J Nonlinear Sci. 2022; 32(4):42. Duruisseaux V, Leok M. PMID: 35502199; PMCID: PMC9046732.
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