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

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. Following his first degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he moved to the USA, and received his PhD from Stanford University. After short stints as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana, and a postdoctoral fellow at 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. He has been at Harvard University since 2003. He served as Chair/Co-Chair of Applied Mathematics from 2016-21, and since 2017 has been Faculty Dean (together with Dr. Amala Mahadevan) of Mather House at Harvard College, living and learning with a community of ~400 students.  Mahadevan is a MacArthur Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society.