Vladimir Rokhlin was recently designated as the Arthur K. Watson Professor of Computer Science.
Rokhlin, who joined the Yale faculty in 1985, focuses his research on randomized algorithms of numerical analysis, partial differential equations, scattering theory, numerical solution of integral equations, quadrature formulae for singular functions, approximation theory, and harmonic analysis.
The Yale computer scientist is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. He is a recipient of the 2001 Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research and of the 2011 Maxwell Prize from the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. In 2006 he became an honorary member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.