U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen, MD 21005


Burak Aksoylu is an ORAU senior fellow at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. I am also an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in the Department of Mathematics.

Research Field

Numerical analysis, scientific computing, and numerical linear algebra.

Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling
CV (pdf)
Google Scholar profile
Plenary speaker ENUMATH2015 conference



Prior to joining the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, I have held faculty positions. I was an associate professor at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey. I was an assistant professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in the Department of Mathematics and in the Center for Computation & Technology. After I left LSU, I continued to be a visiting assistant professor. My research has been funded by National Science Foundation, European Commission Marie Curie Program, and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.

I held two postdoctoral positions. My first postdoc was at California Institute of Technology in the Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences in the area of computer graphics with a focus on digital geometry processing in the Multi-Res Modeling Group. My second postdoc was at The University of Texas at Austin in the The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences in the area of geosciences with a focus on robust preconditioning in The Computational Hydraulics Group and The Center for Subsurface Modeling.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from University of California, San Diego. I received my M.S. degree in Mathematics from University of California, Irvine. I received a double major B.S. degree in Mathematics and a B.S. degree in Science Education, Mathematics Teaching from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Research interests

I work in the areas of numerical analysis, scientific computing, and numerical linear algebra. My research interests include:

  • Nonlocal problems, peridynamics, local boundary conditions for nonlocal problems, preconditioning for peridynamics, scalable solvers for nonlocal problems,
  • preconditioning, iterative solvers, numerical solutions to partial differential equations,
  • multilevel preconditioning, multigrid, preconditioning under adaptive mesh refinement,
  • robust preconditioning for high-contrast heterogeneous media,
  • Krylov subspace solvers.

Research application areas

My research has been used to solve modeling and simulation problems in the application areas that include:

  • Biophysics,
  • Computer graphics,
  • Geosciences,
  • Numerical relativity,
  • Solid mechanics.

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