Burhan Sadiq is a senior professional staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and an adjunct faculty member in the applied and computational mathematics program within the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. His current work focuses on applying techniques from approximation theory, combinatorial optimization, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to advance delivered products of the laboratory.

Burhan holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and three Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

Education History

  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Maryland
  • B.S. Physics, University of Maryland
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, University of Michigan

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


B. Sadiq and D. Viswanath, Finite difference weights, spectral differentiation, and superconvergence. Mathematics of Computation, vol. 83 (2014), p. 2403–2427.

J. P. Boyd, G. Gassner and B. Sadiq, The Nonconvergence of h-Refinement in Prolate Elements. Journal of Scientific Computing, vol. 57 (2013), p. 372-389.

B. Sadiq and D. Viswanath, Barycentric Hermite interpolation. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 35 (2013), p. A1254-A1270.

J. P. Boyd and B. Sadiq, Computing the real roots of a Fourier series-plus-linear-polynomial: A Chebyshev companion matrix approach. Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 219 (2012), p. 819-826.