Nick Dexter


I am a Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor Ben Adcock at Simon Fraser University (SFU). I am also VP Internal of the SFU Postdoctoral Association. 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.

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.