Nick Dexter


I am a Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor Ben Adcock at Simon Fraser University. I studied mathematics at the University of Tennessee under Clayton Webster, and worked in the Computational and Applied Mathematics Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

In August 2022, I will be joining the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

My research interests are in machine learning, sparse polynomial approximations, compressed sensing, optimization, applied & computational harmonic analysis, parameterized PDE problems, and numerical analysis.

I can be reached at: nicholas_dexter [at] sfu [dot] ca

Short CV

  • 2018-present: PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University

  • 2012-2018: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee

  • 2011-2012: Research Associate at the University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • 2009: Undergraduate Research Assistant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • 2006-2011: Bachelor's Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology

Full CV available here.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, biking, and cooking.

The cover photo was taken at Looking Glass Rock, a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina, United States.