**University of Belgrade**- 1992

# Vladimir Dragovic

Professor and Department Head - Mathematical Sciences

### Professional Preparation

Dr. Sci. - Mathematics

B. Sci. - Mathematics

**University of Belgrade**- 1987### Publications

Points with rotational ellipsoids of inertia, envelopes of hyperplanes which equally fit the system of points in R^k

and ellipsoidal billiards 2023 -

and ellipsoidal billiards 2023 -

**Journal Article**
Resonance of ellipsoidal billiard trajectories and extremal rational functions 2023 -

**Journal Article**
Would it be proper to say that mathematics is blocking students in engineering?

2023 -

2023 -

**Journal Article**### Awards

**The International Discovery Award**-

*The Australian Research Council*[2019]

**The City of Belgrade Annual Award for Natural and Technical Sciences**-

*The City of Belgrade*[2010]

**The Award of the Union of the mathematical societies of Serbia and Montenegro for the best achievement of a mathematician younger than 40, in the period 2001-2004**-

*the Union of the mathematical societies of Serbia and Montenegro*[2004]

**Teaching award, the Society of mathematicians of Yugoslavia for outstanding results of his students on Federal competitions in mathematics**-

*the Society of mathematicians of Yugoslavia*[1998]

**Teaching award, the Society of mathematicians of Yugoslavia for outstanding results of his students on Federal competitions in mathematics**-

*the Society of mathematicians of Yugoslavia*[1997]

**Teaching award, the Society of mathematicians of Yugoslavia for outstanding results of his students on Federal competitions in mathematics**-

*the Society of mathematicians of Yugoslavia*[1996]

**The best student of generation award**-

*Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Belgrade*[1987]

**The best student of generation award**-

*Department of Mathematics, Mechanics & Astronomy, University of Belgrade*[1987]

### Presentations

##### Dynamics of extremal polynomials, Painleve VI equations, and isoharmonic deformations

**2021/12–2021/12**

*Mathematics and Applications, 11th Symposium, opening invited lecture, Faculty of Mathematics, Belgrade, 3-4 December 2021 (online)*

##### Resonances of Ellipsoidal Billiards and Extremal Rational Functions

**2021/11–2021/12**

*Invited lecture, International conference "Regular and Chaotic Dynamics", Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia, 22 Nov – 2 Dec, 2021 (online)*

##### Chebyshev dynamics, isoharmonic deformations, and constrained Schlesinger equations,

**2021/11–2021/11**

*Invited lecture, International conference "Nonlinear waves and Frobenius structures in geometry and physics", Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia, 17-19 Nov, 2021 (online)*

##### Chebyshev dynamics and isoharmonic deformations

**2021/10–2021/10**

*Invited Lecture, joint meeting of Mathematics and Mechanics Colloquia in honor of 75th anniversary of MISANU, Belgrade, Serbia (online) Oct. 1, 2021*

##### Integrable billiards, Chebyshev dynamics, isoharmonic and isomonodromic deformations

**2021/10–2021/10**

*Invited lecture, Conference “Differential geometry, billiards, and geometric optics”, CIRM, Marseille, France, Oct. 4-8, 2021*

### News Articles

##### Not Just About Work: Vladimir Dragović on the Power of Mathematics

**by Dragoljub Stevanović**

Dr. Vladimir Dragović, a prominent mathematician and head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas, was recently featured in "Magazin" discussing his journey from a schoolboy with a passion for mathematics to an esteemed academic leader. His career, marked by significant achievements and global recognition, includes extensive training in Moscow, impactful lectures on differential equations, and a notable role in advancing mathematics education and research. Dragović's work, particularly his research on Mihailo Petrović Alas, has earned prestigious accolades and contributed to the global prominence of mathematics. Despite his success, he remains deeply connected to Serbia, regularly participating in conferences and supporting the mathematical community there.

##### Mathematical Billiards Expert Covers All the Angles — in Theory

Dr. Vladimir Dragovic, professor and head of mathematical sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is an expert in mathematical billiards. It’s a field that has applications in physics and engineering, but Dragovic is drawn to the beauty of theory...##### UTD Project Aims To Improve Equation for Math Class Placement

“Students coming to UT Dallas now have experienced a different type of education during the last two years than what incoming students experienced five years ago,” said Dr. Vladimir Dragovic, professor and head of mathematical sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “We need to study how the process of formation and learning — particularly in math — has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”##### UTD Adds New Claim to Fame as Center of Actuarial Excellence

“This honor is outstanding evidence of the highest academic standards that have developed in the short lifespan of our program,” said Dr. Vladimir Dragovic, professor and department head of mathematical sciences. “This outcome reflects the hard work of the actuarial group and the flourishing atmosphere of support and mutual respect between diverse academic groups cultivated within the department. Together, mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries and data scientists built a unit without boundaries between us.”##### Partnership Creates Equation for Stronger Math PhD Preparation

*“We have built this joint infrastructure between two geographically distant universities with distinct student populations and resources, and we hope it will serve as a national model.”*

*Dr. Vladimir Dragovic, professor and head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at UT Dallas*