Vadim Komkov (1919–2008) was born in Moscow, in Russia, and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1965. He was a professor of Mathematics at Texas Tech University from 1969 to 1980. He also taught at the University of Utah, the University of Wisconsin, Florida State University, West Virginia University, and Winthrop University in South Carolina. He did research for the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio.
His joint monograph with Haug and Choi, "Design sensitivity analysis of structural systems", was published by Academic Press in 1986, and listed over 900 cites in Google scholar in 2009.
- Haug, Edward J.; Choi, Kyung K.; Komkov, Vadim (1986) Design sensitivity analysis of structural systems. Mathematics in Science and Engineering, 177. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL.
- Komkov, Vadim (1986) Variational principles of continuum mechanics with engineering applications. Vol. 1. Critical points theory. Mathematics and its Applications, 24. D. Reidel Publishing Co., Dordrecht.
- Komkov, Vadim (1972) Optimal control theory for the damping of vibrations of simple elastic systems. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 253. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York.