Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Stony Brook University, Applied
Mathematics & Statistics Department
Dima Kozakov received his M.S in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute
of Physics and Technology, and Ph.D. from the Biomedical Engineering Department at
Boston University. Dima was a research faculty at Boston University prior to joining
Stony Brook University.
Dima's research interests lie at the intersection of applied mathematics, physics
and computational biology. He focuses on two main goals. The first is the development
of mathematically elegant, computationally efficient and physically accurate algorithms
for modeling macromolecular structure and function on the genome scale. The second
is the application of novel methods to improving the understanding of biological problems
and to the design of therapeutic molecules with desired biological and biomedical
AWARDS & ACTIVITIES
Dima’s CLUSPRO, with more than 10,000 users, is currently the best web server for
computational modeling of protein-protein interactions according to the international
communal competition CAPRI.
His protein-protein docking software package PIPER is licensed to Schrödinger, one
of the largest pharmaceutical software vendors in the United States and worldwide.