From the beginning the group has had an outward-looking view that aims to leverage quantitative approaches to problem-solving across science and engineering, encompassing experiment, theory and computation. Of the ~125+ alumni, 40% are in industry (tech companies, financial services,  government labs) , and ~70 former group members are now faculty in schools of science (biology, chemistry, geophysics, mathematics, physics, psychology), engineering (biological, computer, civil, chemical and mechanical) and medicine (systems biology) around the world.

Prof. Mahadevan

L. Mahadevan, F.R.S.
Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Physics
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Curriculum Vitae

Mahadevan was born and brought up in India. After a first degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he moved to the USA, eventually getting his PhD from Stanford University. Following short stints at the University of Illinois-Urbana and the University of Chicago, in 1996 he started on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2000, he was elected a professorial fellow at Trinity and Schlumberger Chair of Complex Physical Systems at Cambridge University. At Harvard University since 2003, he served as Chair/Co-Chair of Applied Mathematics from 2016-21. Since 2017 he has been Faculty Dean (together with Dr. Amala Mahadevan) of Mather House, one of 12 houses at Harvard College, living and learning with ~400 students.  Mahadevan is a MacArthur Fellow, a Simons Investigator, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.