Vadim Semenov

Ph.D. Student


pronouns: he/him/his

Campus Location Office Hours
Manhattan Warren Weaver Hall 506 Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm
By appointment
Online Zoom By appointment


I work in Geometric Analysis and Convex Geometry. My main concentrations at this moment are Monge-Ampére partial differential equations with convex geometric structures, so-called Minkowski-type Problems, and analytic-geometric inequalities associated with convex bodies. In the past, I did some research in Differential Geometry and Ergodic Theory. At NYU I work with Erwin Lutwak, Stephanie Mui, Deane Yang and Gaoyong Zhang. My advisors are Erwin Lutwak, Deane Yang and Gaoyong Zhang.

I am partially supported by an NSF grant.

Here is a link to my CV.
Optimal Mass Transport Student Seminar

Announcement: I am currently looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning more about Optimal Mass Transport upcoming Spring. Depending on the number of participants the format will be different but the plan is to read Villani's textbook "Topics in Optimal Transportation" (first 10 weeks of the semester) and then read some papers. In general, everyone would be expected to do a lot of reading and presenting. We will meet on a regular basis. Prerequisites are some knowledge of Measure Theory and Analysis. Undergraduate students will need to learn some measure theory over January before we begin in the Spring. Please note that I, myself, have only vague familiarity with the subject. If you are interested please send me an email.

Teaching this Spring
  • Course Location Time
    MATH-UA.0328 Honors Analysis I (TA) CIWW 517 Fridays, 9:30-10:45am
    MATH-UA.0329 Honors Analysis II (TA) CIWW 201 Fridays, 3:30-4:45pm
Announcement to students: students from these courses can come to any of the office hours. In general, I am always free to talk if I am in the office. Also, please include your section (MATH-UA.0328 Honors Analysis I or MATH-UA.0329 Honors Analysis II) in the subject of emails.

FAQ: I don't grade the HW for these courses.

Conferences and Talks

If you want to learn more about my research, here is the tentative schedule of my upcoming talks:

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Academic History
  • 2017—present: NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D. in Mathematics.
  • 2013—2017: NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, B.A. in Mathematics.

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  1. V. Semenov. The Gauss Image Problem with Weak Alexandrov Condition, submitted. [PDF] [arXiv]
  2. V. Semenov. The Discrete Gauss Image Problem, submitted. [PDF] [arXiv]
  3. V. Semenov. Uniqueness of the Gauss Image Problem from Topological Point of View, in preparation. [Draft available upon request]
  4. V. Semenov. Local Version of The Brunn-Minkowski Inequality, in preparation.
Non-math Activitiy
In 2021, I published a novel (in Russian). You can buy it here: Litres, Ozon, Google Play, Readli. Or you can download it from my Google Doc for free. You can also ask me for a physical copy. If you wish to translate it let me know.

I am also into Mountaineering and Kayaking. If you plan to summit something let me know.