Departments of Computer Science and Physics
2160C Torgersen Hall, Virginia Tech
Telephone: (540) - 231 - 4237
Email @cs.vt.edu : alexey
Our group develops and uses theoretical and computational methods to understand dynamics and function of biomolecular systems such as proteins, DNA, and their complexes. The computations are often performed on supercomputers.
My philosophy is that among the multitude of models of
a complex system that one can build, only the very simple, robust solutions
may have a chance to represent reality. Complex solutions with tens of
fitting parameters may sometimes be of great practical use, but often
misrepresent reality (the geocentric model of the Universe is one such
example). The same philosophy applies to computational methods we develop: simple, robust solutions are preferred. As with any theoretical work, close
contact with experimental groups is essential.
M.S. Biophysics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Ph.D. Computational Solid State Physics, Brown University