Fadil Santosa

Professor of Mathematics
Director, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

I received my PhD degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1980, where my thesis advisor was Robert Carroll. I held positions at Cornell's Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware before settling into my present position at the University of Minnesota in 1995.

In addition to my appointment as Professor of Mathematics, I served as Director of the Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics . I have been involved with the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications first as Associate Director for Industrial Programs, 1997 to 2001, then as Deputy Director, 2001 to 2004, and as Director, 2008 to 2017.

My current research interests are in the areas of photonics, optics, inverse problems, optimal design, financial data analysis and modeling. Many of the problems I work on are those that arise in industrial applications or in other areas of science and engineering. In addition to my scholarly research, I have consulted for a number of companies, and hold a patent for a spectacle lens design method.

I currently serve on the editorial board of Numerische Mathematik, and as co-editors-in-chief of Research in the Mathematical Sciences. I am serving on the editorial board of the Springer Undergraduate Text in Mathematics and Graduate Text in Mathematics, Springer Verlag book series Mathematics in Industry. I was section editor of Survey and Review of SIAM Review from 2006 to 2011, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, Inverse Problems and Imaging, . I served on the editorial board of SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Inverse Problems, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, Inverse Problems and Imaging.

I am Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the American Mathematical Society.

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