Vlad Mitlin received an M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the Moscow Oil and Gas Institute, Moscow, Russia, in 1981 and a Ph.D. in fluid mechanics from the National Gas Research Institute, Moscow, Russia, in 1987.

During 1987 to 1990, he was a research associate with the Earth Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. During 1990 to 1994, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Engineering College of the University of Texas at Austin conducting research in statistical thermodynamics and nonlinear dynamics. During 1994 to 1995, he was a software consultant at Nielsen North America, Schaumburg, Illinois. From 1995 to 1997, he was a manager of fluid mechanics research at TerraTek, Salt Lake City, Utah. From 1997 to 1999, ...

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