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Padmanabhan (PADHU) Seshaiyer
Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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About Me

A bold visionary leader who combines a strong administrative experience with a successful background in academic research, education and outreach. Engaged in positive, strategic, workforce-focused initiatives helping to advance mission, operations and service of institutions, through strategic decision-making, robust scholarships, promising research agenda, excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and development of interdisciplinary academic programs. Confident, expert at nurturing relationships and establishing partnerships with business, industry and government. Known for initiating and sustaining innovative programs that prepare the next-generation workforce through facilitated pathways, research opportunities that help to drive revenue growth and help students succeed.

Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer is a tenured Professor of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University and serves as the Director of the STEM Accelerator Program in the College of Science as well as the Director of COMPLETE (Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. His research interests are in the broad areas of computational mathematics, computational data science, scientific computing, computational biomechanics, design and systems thinking, entrepreneurship and STEM education. During the last decade, Dr. Seshaiyer initiated and directed a variety of educational programs including graduate and undergraduate research, K-12 outreach, teacher professional development, and enrichment programs to foster the interest of students and teachers in STEM at all levels. He serves on several prominent local and national organizations including the National Math Alliance; SIAM Diversity Advisory Group; the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition; Council on Undergraduate Research and; the US National Commission for Mathematics Instruction by the National Academy of Sciences. In 2019, he was selected as Figures that Matter and was awarded a honorary doctorate from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. This was given to committed scientists who transcend the boundaries of their own disciplines and to personalities that have been at the frontiers of societal change.

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