Vladimir Rokhlin, M.S., University of Vilnius in Lithuania; Ph.D., Rice University

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Arthur K. Watson Professor Computer Science and Mathematics; Director of Graduate Studies in Computer Science. Joined Yale Faculty 1985.
AKW 108, 51 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-8937

Vladimir Rokhlin’s research interests include fast deterministic and randomized algorithms of computational mathematics, numerical scattering theory, partial differential equations, integral equations, quadrature formulae, numerical harmonic analysis, numerical linear algebra, special functions, “fast” algorithms of numerical linear algebra.

Rokhlin is a member of the National Academy of Sciences; Member of the National Academy of Engineering; recipient of the 2001 Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal contribution to Research; recipient of the 2001 Rice University Distinguished Alumnus Award; recipient of the 2006 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Honorary Membership; 2009 SIAM Fellow; recipient of the 2011 Maxwell Prize from the ICIAM; recipient of the 2014 William Benter Prize.

Representative Publications:

  • “A Fast Algorithm for Particle Simulations,” with L. Greengard, Journal of Computational Physics, 73(1) : 325 (1987).
  • “Diagonal Forms of Translation Operators for the Helmholtz Equation in Three Dimensions,” Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis 1:82-93, 1993.
  • “Randomized Algorithms for the Low-Rank Approximation of Matrices,” with E. Liberty, F. Woolfe, P.G. Martinsson, and M. Tygert, PNAS, V. 104, No. 51, pp. 20167-20172, 2007.