Upendra Prasad (uprasad)

Upendra Prasad


North Building 325
(201) 216-8321


  • PhD (2009) University of Connecticut (Mathematics)
  • MS (2002) Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur (Mathematics and Computing)
  • BS (2000) Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur (Mathematics and Computing)


Numerical Linear Algebra

Machine Learning and Data Science

Mathematical Biology

Institutional Service

  • Mathematical Sciences Website Renovation Member
  • Division of Information Technology Member


Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematical Sciences.
2018 - present: Lecturer.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Department of Mathematics.
2016 - 2017: Visiting Assistant Professor.

Harvard University, Department of Mathematics.
2014 - 2015: Lecturer.

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
2010 - 2013: Visiting Assistant Professor.

University of California-Irvine, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics.
2009 - 2010: Postdoctoral Scholar.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Prasad, U.; Mjolsness, E. (2013). Mathematics of small stochastic reaction networks: A boundary layer theory for eigenstate analysis. Journal of Chemical Physics (10 ed., vol. 138).
  2. Han, L.; Neumann, M.; Prasad, U. (2009). Alternating projected Barzilai-Borwein methods for nonnegative matrix factorization. Electron. Trans. Numer. Anal (6 ed., vol. 36, pp. 54--82).
  3. Prasad, U. (2009). Nonnegative matrix factorization: Analysis, algorithms and applications. University of Connecticut.
  4. Han, J.; Han, L.; Neumann, M.; Prasad, U. (2009). On the rate of convergence of the image space reconstruction algorithm. Operators and matrices (1 ed., vol. 3, pp. 41--58).
  5. Bella, T.; Olshevsky, V.; Prasad, U. (2008). Lipschitz stability of canonical Jordan bases of H-selfadjoint matrices under structure-preserving perturbations. Linear Algebra and its Applications (8-9 ed., vol. 428, pp. 2130--2176). North-Holland.


MA 615 - Numerical Analysis

MA 544 - Numerical Linear Algebra for Big Data

MA 574 - Foundational Mathematics for Data Science

MA 346 - Numerical Methods

MA 119 - Multivariable Calculus and Finite Mathematics

MA 117 - Calculus for Business and Liberal Arts