Misha E. Kilmer
William Walker Professor and Chair 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: 103 Bromfield-Pearson
Fax: (617) 627-3966
E-mail: misha dot kilmer at tufts dot edu

Bio: Misha Elena Kilmer is the William Walker Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University. She currently serves as Chair of the Tufts Department of Mathematics. 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 (updated Sept. 2016) (click here for details on work specifically related to bioimaging.)

    Office Hrs. and Courses for Fall 2016

  • Numerical Linear Algebra (Math/Comp 128) Office Hrs 2017: Wed 1:30 -3:00 and by appt

Students and Research


  • Jiani Zhang, Math PhD candidate
  • Liz Newman, Math PhD student


  • Meghan O'Connell, Math PhD, May 2016
  • 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.

    Visit to Great Wall of China, Aug, 2015

    Maintained by: Misha Kilmer