Yannis Kevrekidis

Advisory Committee Member

Yannis Kevrekidis, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics and in the School of Medicine’s Department of Urology, pioneered the approach known as “equation-free computation.”

Kevrekidis’ research interests have always centered around the dynamic behavior of physical, chemical, and biological processes; the types of instabilities they exhibit; the patterns they form; and their computational study. More recently, he has developed an interest in multiscale computations and the modeling of complex systems. Along with several students and collaborators, he developed what he calls the “equation-free” approach to complex systems modeling, explored its capabilities in several areas, and is now working on linking it with modern data mining/machine learning techniques in what could be called an “equation-free and variable-free” approach.

Kevrekidis earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the National Technical University in Athens and a PhD at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He arrived at Johns Hopkins in 2017 after serving as the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering at Princeton University, where he was professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, senior faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and associate faculty member in Mathematics.