Research Professors

The 2001-2005 Presidential Research Professors

Biswa Nath Datta
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Datta acquired his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa; he joined the Northern Illinois University faculty in 1981. He is internationally recognized in the fields of linear algebra, numerical linear algebra, control theory, and systems theory and for developing mathematical techniques with interdisciplinary applications. Dr. Datta's mathematical contributions to the solution of engineering problems include the development of algorithms applicable to automobile design, aircraft design and vibration control in bridges, in buildings and in land, air and aerospace vehicles. His work has recently been recognized by his election as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). He has obtained numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Air Force and the research councils of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Mexico and Portugal. He is also well known for his editorial contributions to several premier technical journals, and he is a frequent contributor to professional meetings around the globe, including serving as invited speaker and conference chair. He has held visiting professorships in California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore and Spain. Professor Datta has published more than 80 scientific papers and has written or edited several books; and he has presented nearly 100 invited talks at universities around the world. He has shared his significant intellectual activity with numerous graduate and undergraduate students during his distinguished academic career.




Biswa Nath Datta