Hrushikesh Mhaskar (b.
1956, Pune, India) did his undergraduate studies in Institute of Science,
Nagpur, and received his first
M. Sc. in mathematics from the Indian Institute
of Technology in Mumbai in 1976. He received his Ph.
D. in mathematics and M. S. in computer science from the Ohio
State University, Columbus, in 1980. He then joined Cal. State L. A., and was
to full professor in 1990. He has published more than 100
articles in the area of approximation theory, potential theory, neural networks, and wavelet analysis.
book,``Weighted polynomial approximation", was published in 1997 by World Scientific, and
book with Dr. D. V. Pai, "Fundamentals of
Theory" was published by Narosa Publishers, CRC, and Alpha Science in
2000. He serves on the editorail boards of Journal of
Theory, Jaen Journal of Approximation, and Forum d'Analyste, Chennai. In addition, he
a co-editor of a special issue of Advances in Computational Mathematics
on mathematical aspects of neural networks, as well as two edited
collections of research articles: Wavelet Analysis and
Applications, Narosa Publishers, 2001, and Frontiers in
interpolation and approximation, Chapman and Hall/CRC,
He has held visiting positions, as well as given several invited
throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He was awarded the Humboldt
Fellowship for research in Germany four times. He is listed in
Young Men of America (1985) and Who's Who in America's Teachers
His research is supported currently by the National Science Foundation
and the U. S. Army Research Office, and in the past also by the
Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Security
and the Research and Development Laboratories.