Alan Edelman

Associate Investigator

Professor Alan Edelman is Professor of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and AI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is widely recognized as a world-leader in random matrix theory, high performance computing and the underpinning mathematics allowing numerical computations.

He has won numerous awards, including the Gordon Bell Prize (1987-1990), Householder Prize (1990), the Lester R Ford Award (2005) and the Charles Babbage Award (2015). He is an elected Fellow of SIAM (2011), the American Mathematical Society (2015), and the IEEE (2018), the latter for his contributions to the development of technical computing languages (Julia). Edelman has been one of the founders of the Julia computing language and currently heads the Julia Computing Lab at MIT and holds the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Julia Computing.