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 ~100+ alumni, 40% are in industry (tech companies, financial services,  government labs) , and more than 70 former group members are now faculty in schools of science, engineering and medicine (physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, geophysics, psychology etc.) around the world.

Prof. Mahadevan

Professor L. Mahadevan
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, and received his undergraduate degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He moved to the USA for graduate school, and received his PhD from Stanford University. Following appointments as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, in 1996 he started as an Assistant Professor 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. He has been at Harvard University since 2003, where he also serves as the Faculty Dean of Mather House. Mahadevan is a MacArthur Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society (of London).