Dr. Narayan received his Bachelor's Degree from Northwestern University, and his Master's and PhD degrees from Brown University. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University until starting an Assistant Professorship in the Mathematical Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Narayan is receipient of a 2015 Young Investigator Program Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
- Dr. Narayan joined the SCI Institute as a Research Computer Scientist in July 2015.
- In July 2016, jointly with the SCI Institute, Dr. Narayan will be a faculty member of the Mathematics Department.
Dr. Narayan's primary research interests lie in approximation theory and methods, sparse and regularized representations, mathematical shape analysis, high-order numerical methods, and data assimilation. He applies these methods to parameterized systems, high-dimensional approximation, and hierarchical model simulations.