Kirill Korolev is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at Boston University. He uses mathematical modeling to understand evolution and population dynamics in a variety of practical contexts. His research interests include evolution in tumors, microbial interactions, and spatial growth of populations in ecology and biology. His research combines both numerical and analytical methods and draws heavily on ideas and methods from statistical physics, applied mathematics, and the theory of stochastic processes. He received his PhD in theoretical physics from Harvard University in 2010 and later worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow.