At the Conference Banquet, Householder 2011 Meeting, Tahoe, CA.
Credit: edited photo shot by Prof. E. de Sturler

        Misha E. Kilmer
Professor of Mathematics
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Tufts University
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
503 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627 - 2005
Office: 114 Bromfield-Pearson
Fax: (617) 627-3966
E-mail: misha dot kilmer at tufts dot edu

Bio: Misha Elena Kilmer is Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University. Prof. Kilmer obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in Dec. 1997. She served as Visiting Scientist in the ECE Dept. of Northeastern University from Jan. 1998 until departing for Tufts in the fall of 1999. Her research interest is in numerical (multi-)linear algebra and she specializes in the development of fast algorithms for solving large-scale, forward and inverse problems .

She is a 2001 recipient of the Tufts Undergraduate Initiative in Teaching Award and was promoted directly to Full Professor at the age of 34. She is a member of AWM and SIAM, associate editor for SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, and a was previously an associate editor for SIAM Undergraduate Research Online. She is the author of numerous refereed articles and conference proceedings papers appearing in a wide range of computational math and engineering publications. Her work has been or is being funded by the NSF, NIH, IARPA and DARPA. She has served as referee for numerous highly rated scientific journals as proposal reviewer and cite team member for the National Science Foundation, as an international Ph.D. thesis examiner, on program committees for several international research conferences, and on award committees for international awards. A complete CV can be found CV (updated April 2015). (click here for details on work specifically related to bioimaging.)

    Office Hrs. and Courses for Spring 2015

  • Office Hrs Spring 2015, by appt.

Students and Research


  • Meghan O'Connell, Math PhD candidate
  • Jiani Zhang, Math PhD candidate
  • Liz Newman, Math PhD student


  • Anika Rounds, Math Masters, Aug 2014.
  • Eric Kernfeld, Tufts Summer Scholars student, Mathematics Senior Honors Thesis, May 2014.
  • Ning Hao, Ph.D., Feb. 2014
  • Donghui Chen, Ph.D., Aug. 2012
  • Malena Espanol, PhD in Mathematics, May 2009
  • Eliza Tadley, B.S. 2009
  • Kellie Siler, B.S. 2008
  • Maya Shoham, B.S. 2008
  • Stacey Ecott, B.S. 2006
  • Emily Reid, B.S. 2008
  • Kerry Thornton, B.S. 2007
  • Natalie Velasco, B.S. 2006
  • Marco Enriquez, B.S. 2005
  • Dan Keesing, B.S. 2004
  • David Kelley, undergraduate RA
  • Keith McClung, M.A. 2003
  • Alethea Barbaro, B.S. 2003
  • Slides and Misc.

    Maintained by: Misha Kilmer