Prashant Athavale has been appointed assistant professor of math at Clarkson University.
He received his bachelor of engineering in electrical engineering from the University of Mumbai in India and a master of science in electrical engineering and applied mathematics from the University of Toledo. He received both a master of science and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Athavale focuses his research on numerical analysis, calculus of variations, partial differential equations, image processing, biomedical imaging, statistics and machine learning. In 2014, he applied for an international patent for “Fast Image Quality Enhancement by Weighted Total Variation Flow.”
He is the recipient of the 2017 Professor Joel Dean Award for excellence in teaching from the University of Maryland and the 2014 Frederick V. Atkinson Teaching Award for outstanding performance as an instructor and significant contribution to undergraduate teaching in the Department of Mathematics from the University of Toronto in Canada. He was awarded a 2011 Fields Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship and received a 2010 NIH New Investigator Award for research on human placenta.
Prior to his academic career, Athavale was an officer at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited in Mumbai, India.