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Chemical Engineering Computer Science

Austin, Texas, United States
June 23, 2019

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Dr. Eugene Nikolaevski ; 512-***-****

Dear Sirs:

I send you a list of 3 my references (2 of them are my ex-supervisors): 1. Tomio Petrosky, Sr.Research Scientist, PhD. The University of Texas at Austin, Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics & Complex Systems, RLM, Austin, TX 78712, 512-***-****.

2. Stephan Bless, ScD, 512-***-****. 3. Susanne Nishino, PhD, University of Phoenix, 505-***-****. Sincerely Yours,

Dr. Eugene Nikolaevski

Dr. Tim Carroll

Department of Mathematics,

Eastern Michigan University,

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197 January 27, 2011

Dear Dr. Carroll

It is a pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Dr. Eugene Nikolaevski supporting his application for a position of the Head of Department of Mathematics. He is a scientist, having internationally known results. His articles about non-integrability and chaotic nature of Yang-Mills dynamics, written 20 years ago, are still well cited in many papers presented in outstanding international journals. It is significant because due to his result we now know that chaotic classical trajectories of a physical vacuum

(i.e., a no quarks state) exist because the Yang-Mills system describes the physical vacuum.

He taught at the Moscow State University and was the adviser of two successful PhD dissertations. He taught in South Korea and in Austin, TX. I have known Dr. Nikolaevski since 1996, when he became a Visiting Scholar at UT Austin under the supervision of Professor Ilya Prigogine, the Nobel Prize laureate. I attended Dr. Nikolaevski's lecture about Yang-Mills non-integrability. I was very impressed by his work which required a lot of intuition and mathematical capabilities and resulted in a very interesting scientific contribution. Dr. Nikolaevski, although working full time off campus, had an active interest in the Center's work, attending seminars and workshops as often as he could. He asked questions, made short speeches and gave very useful opinions on our scientific articles. I was impressed by his very wide spectrum of scientific interests and results. They include a work with Prof. R.L. Stratonovich, a world-known scientist, on strange attractors splitting, a work in string theory on Nambu Lagrangian, crystal growth and its application to nanostructures, and the development of self-educating and self-improving algorithms in computer science. Some of his ideas have been implemented in a wide variety of technology, from the particle accelerator to a design of a unmanned vehicle using the global positioning system.

In 2004 he worked at the Institute for Advanced Technology at UT Austin on a project of an application of non-integrable dynamical systems to analyze the neuron network of the brain. Then he worked at the Chemical Engineering Department at UT Austin on a modeling of DNA self-assembling. He worked also at the Clockwork Solutions, developing technology of residual lifetime assessment for complex systems in Navy. I heard from him that he has recently developed prediction methods in chaotic systems, the one is based on a semi-Markov chain, and the other is based on a conditional Monte Carlo method. In both methods, the error of the prediction grows vary slowly as a square root of time. These methods have been successfully applied to stock exchange, the residual lifetime, and the weather prediction based on the well-known Lorenz weather model.

There is no doubt that he in one of the most experienced scholars on many fields in science and technology. I believe he is an excellent candidate for your position and will make a significant contribution to teaching and advising of students’ research in Statistics, Mathematics, and their applications.


Tomio Petrosky


Center for Complex Quantum Systems

(also known as Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems)

Department of Physics,

1 Universy Station C1609

University of Texas,

Austin, TX 78712 U.S.A.

Phone: Office 512-***-****, Fax 512-***-****

(Vitae has a new reference letter from Dr. Petrosky) 23 November 2015

To: Whom it may concern

From: Stephan Bless, ScD

Subject: Recommendation for Dr. Eugene Nikolaevski I worked with Dr. Nikolaevski for several years, while I was Head of the Hypervelocity Impact Laboratory at the University of Texas Institute for Advanced Technology, ending when I left Austin in 2012. He has very broad experience and abilities in advanced mathematics, especially dynamics of non-linear systems. We had many stimulating discussions on a wide variety of technical and non-technical subjects. I would welcome a chance to work with him again. Stephan Bless, Sc.D., Fellow IBS, Fellow APS

Research Professor New York University, Dept. Civil and Urban Engineering


(Vitae has this letter)

Susanne Nishino, Ph.D.

505 Barlane Pl. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107


Subject: Eugene Nikolaevski Reference

To Whom It May Concern:

I have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Nikolaevski as a teaching colleague and mathematics professor. As well as an ethical and honorable person, he is an outstanding mathematician, statistician, and professor who cares about the learning of his students and works diligently to further that understanding in all. I would highly recommend Dr. Nikolaevski for any mathematics or statistics teaching position. I hold him in high regard in all his pursuits. Regards,

Susanne Nishino

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