Misha Kilmer

Misha Kilmer

Academic Leave
(617) 627-2005
503 Boston Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest: Numerical Linear and Multilinear Algebra, Scientific Computing, Image Reconstruction and Restoration


  • PhD, Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, United States, 1997
  • MA, Mathematics, Wake Forest University, United States, 1994
  • BS, Mathematics, Wake Forest University, United States, 1992


Bio: Misha Elena Kilmer is the William Walker Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University and a co-PI of Tufts TRIPODS Institute. Beginning July 2021, she began to serve concurrently as Deputy Director of ICERM at Brown University. She has been a Tufts Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) Faculty Fellow since January 2021. In 2019, Prof. Kilmer was named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) "for her fundamental contributions to numerical linear algebra and scientific computing, including ill-posed problems, tensor decompositions, and iterative methods." She served as Chair of the Tufts Department of Mathematics from 2013 to 2019. She is a 2001 recipient of the Tufts Undergraduate Initiative in Teaching Award and was promoted directly from Assistant to Full Professor in 2005.

Prof. Kilmer currently serves as Section Editor for the Research Spotlights section of SIAM Review and as an associate editor for La Matematica, the new flagship journal of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). She spent 12 years as Associate Editor for SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and is a former associate editor for both SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications and 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, DARPA and IBM. She was a co-Chair of the SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Meeting (CSE21) and co-Chair of SIAM Applied Linear Algebra Conference (LA21). She sits on the Advisory Committee for the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) and has been a member of several international award selection committees.