Stephen Becker


Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado at Boulder
CU logo

I joined the department of Applied Math in fall 2014. Previously I was a Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral fellow in Mathematical Sciences at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY, and a postdoctoral fellow via the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris at Paris 6. Until 2011, I was at Caltech where I did my doctoral work under Emmanuel Candès.

Our group thanks:

Proud member of the Math Alliance

Faculty position in Applied Math, deadline Jan 30 2021

Job posting

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) encourages applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2021. We are looking for candidates in the area of computational mathematics, with possible areas of emphasis including numerical analysis of differential equations, randomized numerical linear algebra, optimization and inverse problems, scientific computing, and related areas.

This position requires a commitment to supporting the diverse student populations in our department and its associated campus educational mission, a dedication to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and developing and conducting an innovative independent research program. The department firmly believes that the effectiveness and creativity of a group is strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in our field and/or candidates that have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities


Group Research site

Please note: this website ( is being (slowly) deprecated in favor of a more homogenous faculty website.

Our most up-to-date website is the research group website with public information about our research activities as well as our group's internal collaboration tools.

My CV is on my CU Experts Profile page.

Research interests

Broadly speaking, our group is interested in information extraction from various types of datasets. We are part of a hybrid field combining applied math with computer science and signal processing techniques. Some specific topics we research are:

Students interested in working with our group: If you are not currently a student, please apply to our undergraduate or graduate program and your application will receive full consideration.

Collaborators at CU and nearby (2020 and recent years)

Specific research projects, 2018

See a high-level overview of a few of our projects from a 30 minute colloquium talk I gave in 2018: Colloquium talk slides

To give you an idea of what we're up to in 2018:


See our Group Members website

Current PhD students

Alumni (PhD and Masters)

Quick links

Recent News

A similar list of announcements is at the Announcements Page of our Google Site

Interesting links