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Dr. Akil Narayan

Dr. Akil Narayan - Assistant Professor

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Dr. Narayan received his Bachelor's Degree from Northwestern University, and his Master's and PhD degrees from Brown University. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University until starting an Assistant Professorship in the Mathematical Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Narayan is receipient of a 2015 Young Investigator Program Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Current Responsibilities

  • Dr. Narayan joined the SCI Institute as a Research Computer Scientist in July 2015.
  • In July 2016, jointly with the SCI Institute, Dr. Narayan will be a faculty member of the Mathematics Department.

Research Interests

Dr. Narayan's primary research interests lie in approximation theory and methods, sparse and regularized representations, mathematical shape analysis, high-order numerical methods, and data assimilation. He applies these methods to parameterized systems, high-dimensional approximation, and hierarchical model simulations.