Arvind Krishna Saibaba

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Assistant Professor
Depatment of Mathematics
North Carolina State University

Contact email
Office: 3118 SAS HAll

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University. I work on Inverse Problems and Imaging with applications to medical imaging and environmental science. My work is highly interdisciplinary; I am looking to collaborate with researchers from mathematics, computer science, engineering and medicine.

If you are a highly motivated graduate/undergraduate student interested in my work drop me an email.

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award. Role PI. Amount to NC State: $400,000.

  • NSF Award DMS-1745654. Role: Senior Personnel. Amount to NC State: $2.1 Million.

  • NSF Award DMS-1821149. Role: PI. Amount to NC State: $140, 000.

  • Travel award to attend Householder XX symposium, 2017.

  • NSF Award DMS-1720398. Role: PI. Amount to NC State: $104, 942.

  • Featured article on Inverse Problems website and Highlights of 2015.

  • SIAM Early career travel award to attend SIAM Geosciences (2015).

  • Water Resources Research Editor's Choice Award (awarded to 1% of all papers published in WRR, 2012).

  • Second Place Poster Presentation award, SIAM CSE ’13, (2013)

  • JNCASR Summer undergraduate research fellowship (2006)

Students and Postdocs

  • Ethan Dudley, joint with Alen Alexanderian (Undergraduate, 2017-Present)

  • Elizabeth Hermann, joint with Alen Alexanderian (PhD, 2017-Present)

  • Rachel Minster (PhD, 2017-Present)

  • Katrina Petroske (PhD, 2016-Present)

  • Valerie Taylor (Masters, 2017-2018)

  • Dr. Sarah Vallelian website (2015-2017)


  • March 2019: I gave a talk at SIAM Geosciences. Thanks to Sanghyun, Jonghyun and Matthew for the invitation.

  • February 2019: Our group visited Spokane for the SIAM CSE Conference 2019!

    • Katrina won a best poster prize! She presented in the AWM session. Congrats, Katrina!

    • Rachel gave a talk in a session that I coorganized with Misha Kilmer.

    • Elizabeth gave a talk in an OED session.

    • I gave a talk in an Inverse problems session. Thanks to James, Andreas, and George for the invitation.

  • The College of Science wrote a nice article on my NSF CAREER award.

  • Our RTG group was featured on the College of Science website.

  • July 15-25, 2018. I was a Faculty Mentor in the IMSM 2018 Graduate Student Workshop.

  • A minisymposim organized in collaboration with Julianne Chung and Eric de Sturler was featured in SIAM News.

  • May 2, 2018. Katrina successfully passes her preliminary exam. Congrats Katrina!

  • April 17, 2018. I gave a talk at SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification.

  • March 25-30, 2018. Visited Copper Mountain conference on iterative methods. Katrina and I gave presentations here.

  • March 22, 2018. Valerie successfully defended her Master's thesis on the Birkhoff von Neumann decomposition. Congrats Valerie!

  • March 9-11, 2018. Katrina, Elizabeth and I gave presentations at the SIAM SEAS conference 2018. Rachel presented her poster and won a poster prize. Congrats Rachel!

  • Katrina was awarded the Givens Fellowship, Argonne National Laboratories. Congrats, Katrina!

Courses taught

  • 2018-2019

    • MA 402 Mathematics of Scientific Computing, Spring 2019.

    • MA 798 Matrix Methods in Data Science and Scientific Computing, Fall 2018.

    • MA 421 Introduction to Probability, Fall 2018.

  • 2017-2018

    • MA 723 Theory of Matrices, Spring 2018.

    • MA 523 Linear Transformations and Matrix Theory, Fall 2017.

  • 2016-2017

    • MA 723 Theory of Matrices, Spring 2017.

    • MA 523 Linear Transformations and Matrix Theory, Fall 2016.

  • 2015-2016

    • MA 405 Introduction to Linear Algebra. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

  • 2012-2013

    • CME 108 Introduction to Scientific Computing, Stanford University.


  • PhD, Stanford University, 2013. Advisor: Prof. Peter Kitanidis.

  • MS, Stanford University, 2010.

  • B. Tech, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, 2007.