Professor

Department of Mathematical
Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute

Troy, New York 12180-3590

E-mail: kovacg at rpi dot edu

Telephone: (518) 276-6908

Fax: (518) 276-4824

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Applied Mathematics, 1990

NSF CAREER Award, 1995

Director's Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1989

Preseren's Student Prize, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1985

Rafail Abramov, 2002

Mehmet Baran, 2003

Victor Barranca, 2013

Julie Byrne, 2000

Ibrahim Fatkullin, 2002

Laura Gross, 1997

Katherine Newhall, 2011

Pamela Pyzza, 2015

Kathryn Rasmussen, 2008

Ilya Timofeyev, 1998

Thomas A. Wettergren, 1995.

Maxim Shkarayev, 2007-2010

Joseph Biello, 2000-03

Lee DeVille, 2001-04

Melinda Koelling, 2001-02

D. Kraus, G. Biondini, and G. Kovacic [2015].
The focusing Manakov system with nonzero boundary conditions,
*Nonlinearity* **28**(9), 3101.

K. A. Newhall, M. S. Shkarayev, P. R. Kramer,
G. Kovacic, and D. Cai [2015]. Synchrony in Stochastically Driven Neuronal Networks with Complex Topologies,
*Phys. Rev. E* **91**,
052806.

V. J. Barranca, G. Kovacic, D. Zhou, and
D. Cai [2014]. Network Dynamics for Optimal Compressive Sensing Input Signal Recovery,
*Phys. Rev. E* **90**,
042908.

V. J. Barranca, G. Kovacic, D. Zhou, and
D. Cai [2014]. Sparsity and Compressed Coding in Sensory Systems,
*PLOS Comput. Biol.* **10**(8),
e1003793.

G. Biondini and G. Kovacic [2014].
Inverse scattering transform for the focusing nonlinear Schroedinger equation with nonzero boundary
conditions,
*J. Math. Phys.*
**55**(3),
031506.

V. J. Barranca, D. C. Johnson, J. L. Moyher,
J. P. Sauppe, M. S. Shkarayev, G. Kovacic, and D. Cai [2014]. Dynamics of the Exponential Integrate-and-Fire
Model with Slow Currents and Adaptation,
*J. Comput. Neurosci.* **37**(1),
161-180.

A. O. Korotkevich, K. E. Rasmussen,
G. Kovacic, V. Roytburd, A. I. Maimistov, and I. Gabitov [2013]. Optical Pulse Dynamics in Active
Metamaterials with Positive and Negative Refractive Index,
*JOSA B* **30**(4), 1077-1084.

K. A. Newhall, E. P. Atkins, P. R. Kramer,
G. Kovacic, and I. Gabitov [2013]. Random Polarization Dynamics in a Resonant Optical Medium,
*Opt. Lett.* **38**(6), 893-895.

W. Lee, G. Kovacic, and D. Cai [2013].
Generation of Dispersion in Non-Dispersive Nonlinear Waves in Thermal Equilibrium,
*Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.*
**110**(9), 3237-3241.

E. P. Atkins, P. R. Kramer,
G. Kovacic, and I. Gabitov [2012]. Stochastic Pulse Switching in a Degenerate Resonant Optical Medium,
*Phys. Rev. A* **85**,
043834.

M. S. Shkarayev, G. Kovacic, and D. Cai [2012]. Topological effects on dynamics in
complex pulse-coupled networks of integrate-and-fire type,
*Phys. Rev. E* **85**,
036104.

D. Cai, L. Tao, M. S. Shkarayev, A. V. Rangan, D. W. McLaughlin, and G. Kovacic [2012].
The Role of Fluctuations in Coarse-Grained Descriptions of Neuronal Networks,
*Comm.
Math. Sci.*, **10**, 307-354.

M. M. Crosskey,
A. T. Nixon, L. M. Schick, and G. Kovacic [2011]. Invisibility Cloaking via Non-Smooth Transformation
Optics and Ray Tracing,
*Phys. Lett. A* **375**, 1903-1911.

K. A. Newhall,
G. Kovacic, P. R. Kramer, and D. Cai [2010]. Cascade-Induced Synchrony in
Stochastically-Driven Neuronal Networks,
*Phys. Rev. E* **82**,
041903.

K. A. Newhall,
G. Kovacic, P. R. Kramer, D. Zhou, A. V. Rangan, and D. Cai [2010]. Dynamics of Current-Based,
Poisson Driven, Integrate-and-Fire Neuronal Networks,
*Comm. Math. Sci.*,
**8**, 541-600.

I. Fatkullin,
G. Kovacic, and E. VandenEijnden [2010]. Reduced dynamics of
stochastically perturbed gradient flows,
*Comm.
Math. Sci.*, **8**, 439-461.

M. S. Shkarayev,
G. Kovacic, A. V. Rangan, and D. Cai [2009]. Architectural and functional connectivity in scale-free
integrate-and-fire networks, *Europhys. Lett.* **88**, 50001.

G. Kovacic, L. Tao, A. V. Rangan, and D. Cai [2009]. Fokker-Planck
Description of Conductance-Based
Integrate-and-Fire Neuronal Networks,
*Phys. Rev. E* **80**, 021904.

A. V. Rangan, L.
Tao, G. Kovacic, and D. Cai [2009]. Large-scale computational
modeling of the primary visual cortex, in
*Coherent Behavior in Neuronal Networks*, K. Josic, M. Matias, R. Romo, J. Rubin Eds., Springer
Series in Computational Neuroscience , Vol. 3,
Springer-Verlag.

W. Lee, G. Kovacic, and D. Cai [2009].
Renormalized Resonance Quartets in Dispersive Wave Turbulence,
*Phys. Rev. Lett.* **103**,
024502.

A. V. Rangan, L.
Tao, G. Kovacic, and D. Cai [2009]. Multi-scale modeling of the
primary visual cortex, *IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Magazine* **28(3)**, 19-24.

A. V. Rangan, G.
Kovacic, and D. Cai [2008]. Kinetic theory for neuronal networks
with fast and slow excitatory conductances driven by the same spike
train, *Phys. Rev. E* **77**, 041915.

G. Kovacic, L.
Tao, D. Cai, and M. J. Shelley [2008]. Theoretical analysis of
reverse-time correlation for idealized orientation tuning dynamics,
*J. Comput. Neurosci.* **25(3)**, 401-438.

J. A. Byrne, G.
Kovacic, and I. R. Gabitov [2003]. Polarization switching of light
interacting with a degenerate two-level optical medium, *Physica
D* **186**, 69-92.

R. V. Abramov, G.
Kovacic, and A. J. Majda [2003]. Hamiltonian structure and
statistically relevant conserved quantities for the truncated
Burgers-Hopf equation, *Commun. Pure Appl. Math.* **56** (1),
1-46.

M.
Frankel, G. Kovacic, V. Roytburd, and I. Timofeyev [2000].
Finite-dimensional dynamical system modeling thermal instabilities,
*Physica D* **137**, 295-315.

R. Camassa, G.
Kovacic, and S.-K. Tin [1998]. A Melnikov method for homoclinic
orbits with many pulses, *Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal.* **143**,
105-193.

A.
B. Aceves, D. D. Holm, G. Kovacic, and I. Timofeyev [1997].
Homoclinic orbits and chaos in a second-harmonic generating optical
cavity, *Phys. Lett. A* **233**, 203-208.

T. J. Kaper and
G. Kovacic [1996]. Multi-bump orbits homoclinic to resonance bands,
* Trans. AMS* **348**, 3835-3887.

D. D. Holm, G.
Kovacic, and T. A. Wettergren [1996]. Homoclinic orbits in the
Maxwell-Bloch equations with a probe, * Phys. Rev. E * **54**,
243-256.

G. Kovacic and T. A. Wettergren [1996]. Homoclinic orbits in the
dynamics of resonantly driven coupled pendula, * ZAMP* **
47**, 221-264.

G. Kovacic
[1995]. Singular perturbation theory for homoclinic orbits in a
class of near-integrable dissipative systems, * SIAM J. Math.
Anal.* ** 26**, 1611-1643.

D. D. Holm, G.
Kovacic and T. A. Wettergren [1995]. Near-integrability and chaos in
a resonant-cavity laser model, *Phys. Lett. A* ** 200**,
299-307.

T. J. Kaper and G. Kovacic [1994]. A geometric criterion for
adiabatic chaos, * J. Math. Phys.* **35** (3), 1202-1218.

G. Kovacic
[1993]. Singular perturbation theory for homoclinic orbits in a
class of near-integrable Hamiltonian systems, * J. Dynamics Diff.
Eqns.* ** 5**, 559-597.

G. Kovacic [1992]. Dissipative
dynamics of orbits homoclinic to a resonance band, * Phys. Lett.
A* **167**, 143-150.

G. Kovacic [1992]. Hamiltonian dynamics
of orbits homoclinic to a resonance band, * Phys. Lett. A*
**167**, 137-142.

G. Kovacic and S. Wiggins [1992]. Orbits
homoclinic to resonances with an application to chaos in a model of the
forced and damped Sine-Gordon equation, * Physica D* ** 57**,
185-225.

D. D. Holm and G. Kovacic [1992]. Homoclinic chaos in a
laser-matter system, * Physica D* ** 56**, 270-300.

A.
Aceves, D. D. Holm, and G. Kovacic [1992]. Homoclinic chaos due to
competition among degenerate modes in a ring-cavity laser, *Phys.
Lett. A* ** 161**, 499-505.

D. D. Holm, G. Kovacic, and B.
Sundaram [1991]. Chaotic laser-matter interaction, * Phys. Lett.
A* ** 154**, 346-352.

D. D. Holm and G. Kovacic [1991].
Homoclinic chaos for ray optics in a fiber, * Physica D * **
51**, 177-188.

G. Kovacic [1991]. Lobe area via action formalism
in a class of Hamiltonian systems, * Physica D * ** 51**,
226-233.

MATH-6400, Ordinary Differential Equations, Spring 2016.

A picture of the current, past, and honorary RPI mathematics team members at the IMACS conference in Athens, GA, 2015.

Poems by my wife, Miriam Herrera.

Last Modified: September 29, 2015