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Misha Kilmer

Adjunct Professor
Computer Science
Department Chair, Mathematics
William Walker Professor of Mathematics

Misha Kilmer

Misha Kilmer

Adjunct Professor
Computer Science
Department Chair, Mathematics
William Walker Professor of Mathematics

Phone 617-627-2005
Bromfield-Pearson, Room 113
503 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
scientific computing, image and signal processing
Biography: 

Misha Kilmer is the William Walker Professor of Mathematics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. She serves as chair of the Tufts Department of Mathematics. Kilmer obtained her Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1997. She served as visiting scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University from 1998 until 1999, when she joined Tufts. Her research interest is in numerical (multi-)linear algebra and she specializes in the development of fast algorithms for solving large-scale, forward and inverse problems.

Education: 
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park, 1997
M.A., Mathematics, Wake Forest University, 1994
B.S., Mathematics, Wake Forest University, 1992
Professional Experience: 
1999-present:

Department of Mathematics, Tufts University

  • 2005-present: Professor
  • 1999-2005: Assistant Professor
1998-1999:

Visiting Scientist, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

1994-1997:

Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park

Research Interests: 

Misha Kilmer's research is twofold: to build computationally efficient and stable forward solvers, and to formulate solution methods for inverse problems in which noise is filtered during the reconstruction phase.