Joel A. Tropp

Steele Family Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics

Degrees and Appointments

B.A., B.S., University of Texas (Austin), 1999; M.S., 2001; Ph.D., 2004. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2007-12; Professor, 2012-17; Steele Family Professor, 2017-.


Tel: 626-395-5957
Fax: 626.578.0124

307 Annenberg IST Center, MC 305-16, Pasadena, CA 91125


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Research Group

Research Overview

Joel Tropp's work lies at the interface of applied mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science, and statistics. This research concerns the theoretical and computational aspects of data analysis, sparse modeling, randomized linear algebra, and random matrix theory.

List of Research Areas

algorithms, numerical analysis, statistics, random matrix theory

Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences