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Elchin Jafarov is a graduate student and Research Assistant with the Permafrost Laboratory at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research interests include permafrost, mathematical modeling of freezing and melting processes, applied geophysics, and numerical methods for solving geophysical inverse problems.

In 2001, Elchin earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, and he went on to earn his M.S. in Information Science two years later. In March 2003, he was appointed programmer at Sinam-Invest LTD in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Elchin came to UAF in 2004. During the fall of 2004, he worked as a teaching assistant, tutor, and grader with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He has taught courses in Precalculus and Calculus II, working as a teaching assistant until his appointment as a Research Assistant with the Permafrost Laboratory.