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Name: Alexandre Chapovalov or Alexander Shapovalov

Date of birth: March 4, 1955


Previous periods of employment:

September – December 1976: programmer in Building Construction Laboratory, Moscow, Russia.

1977-1980: Moscow University, postgraduate student, department of Pure Mathematics,.

November 1980 – June 1990, August 1994 – May 1995: lecturer in Applied Mathematics and Programming at the Ivanovo Power Engineering University, Russia.

February 1990 – July 1995: programmer and researcher in CAISA computer company, Ivanovo.

September 1994 – May 1995: teacher in mathematical class in high school.

June 1995 – February 1999: consultant in Bris Data AB, Stockholm.

March 1999 – May 2001: development engineer in Equa AB, Stockholm

September 2001 – May 2002: teacher in algorithmics, Sonja Kovalevsky school, Stockholm.  

September 2001 – June 2004: substitute lecturer in Mathematics, Math. Institute, KTH.

From September 2005 : development engineer in Equa Simulation AB, Stockholm

Education, degrees, assessments 

High school, 1972: Specialized Physics and Mathematics school attached to Moscow University

MA 1977: Moscow University, department of pure Mathematics, Master thesis: Some irreducible representations of Hamiltonian Lie superalgebras. 

PhD 1983: PhD thesis: Representations of Cartan type Lie superalgebras. Scientific advisors Profs. A.I.Kostrikin, D.A.Leites, A.N.Rudakov

Docent 1990: Chair of Higher Mathematics, Ivanovo Power Engineering University 


Scientific achievements 

Research speciality and fields of interests: representation theory of Lie algebras, tensor analysis, graph theory, mathematical competitions.

Most important published papers:

1.      On irreducible representations of Hamiltonian Lie Superalgebras, Matem. sb., 1978.

2.      On irreducible representations of Poisson Lie Superalgebras, Serdika., 1982.

3.      Spanning Graphs without Odd Holes and Antiholes (with V.Gurvich, V.Udalov, M.Temkin), Russian Acad. Sci. Dokl. Math., 1993

4.      Geometrical Enumerations, 6th Summer Conf. of  Tournament of Towns, 1995

5.      Manin-Olshansky triples and Lie superalgebras. (with D. Leites), In: Proceedings of 28th Annual Iranian Mathematical Conference, 1997; 
J. Nonlinear Math. Phys., 2000, V. 7, N2, 120-125

6. Occupation games on graphs in which the second player takes almost all vertices, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Volume 159, Issue 15, 2011

Pedagogical experience

Experience in teaching to university students

1980–1995: courses in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and theory of probability for 1st, 2nd and 3d year students in various engineers and computer specialities at the Ivanovo Power Engineering University, Russia. 

2001–2004: courses in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and logic for 1st and 2nd year students in various engineers and computer specialities at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Course leader 2003-2004 (see "Analytical Methods and Linear Algebra" part 1 and part 2)

Preparation of NYUAD students to the mathematical competition IMC2015.

Experience in teaching to school students

Have organized a number of mathematical circles to gifted students in both Ivanovo and Stockholm and teached there. During 1997–2002 summers have been a leading lecturer in a nation-wide Kirov’s Summer Mathematical School in Russia. A number of students have been awarded at National Math Competition in Russia and International Math Olympics (Russia: Danil Chapovalov 1998 Bronze ; Yuri Lifshits 1999 Gold, 2000 Gold; Andrei Khaliavine 2000 Silver, 2001 Silver, 2002 Gold; Ivan Bazhov 2008 Gold; Evgeny Gorinov 2008 Gold; Mikhail Grigorev 2011 and 2012 Gold; Lev Shabanov 2012 Silver, 2013 Gold; Ruslan Salimov 2015 Silver and 2016 Gold; Ukaraine: Galyna Dobrovolska 2003 Bronze, 2004 Gold; Oleksandr Tsymbalyuk 2004 Silver; Sweden: Valentina Chapovalova 2002, 2003, 2004 – all Bronze). 

A number of mathematical circles were held for sweedish students (problems are available here).

A number of books are published (in Russian):
"Bottle-neck principle", 2006;
Tournament of Towns: World of Mathematics in Problems (with L. Mednikov), 2012;
Vertical Mathematics for Everybody(with I. Yashchenko), 2014
and there are more.

Experience in arranging of mathematical competitions

Composed more then 300 original problems for mathematical competitions for secondary school students, including Russian National Olympiad , International Tournament of Towns, Moscow Mathematical Olympiad, Kvant Summer Tournament, Tournament of Towns summer conferences, Kolmogorov Cup. During 1994-2000 has been a member of organizing committee and jury member in Russian National Olympiad and Kvant Summer Tournament.  Since 1997 arranged that Stockholm participates in International Tournament of Towns. Since autumn 2000 is a member of central preparing committee of International Tournament of Towns. Since 2006 to 2014 was the Jury chairman of Savin Summer Tournament. Responsible for the competition in solving of problems during Sonja Kovalevsky Days (KTH, Autumn 2001; Stockholms University 2010 and 2011).


1972 – The first prize at the National Math Competition in the Soviet Union.

1972 – A bronze medal at the International Math Olympics.