Fadil Santosa

Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University

Fadil Santosa received his PhD degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1980.  He held positions at Cornell’s Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware before joining the faculty in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota in 1995.  In Minnesota, he served as Director of the Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics and was involved with the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, first as Associate Director for Industrial Programs (1997 to 2001), then as Deputy Director (2001 to 2004), and as Director (2008 to 2017).  He came to Johns Hopkins in the Fall of 2020, to be the Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 

His current research interests are in the areas of photonics, optics, inverse problems, optimal design, and data analysis. Many of the problems he works on are those that arise in industrial applications or in other areas of science and engineering. In addition to his scholarly research, I have consulted for a number of companies, and hold two US patents. 

He currently serves on the editorial board of Numerische Mathematik, and as co-editors-in-chief of Research in the Mathematical Sciences. 

He is the American Mathematical Society (2013, inaugural class), and Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2010, first elected class).