Portrait

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 now as Director.

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, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, Inverse Problems and Imaging, and 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. I served on the editorial board of SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics from 1994 to 2002, Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations from 1995 to 2003, and Inverse Problems.

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

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