Laurent Demanet is a long time member of MIT's Earth Resources Laboratory. His research interests include applied analysis, scientific computing, inverse problems, and wave propagation.
Demanet’s Imaging and Computing Group studies inverse problems related to wave scattering and high-frequency data, including many problems motivated by real-life challenges in seismic and radar imaging. The group‘s specific research directions include computational wave propagation, fast numerical algorithms, applied harmonic analysis, nonlinear signal processing, convex optimization, and the mathematics of sparse and separated expansions.
Previously, Demanet was the "Szego assistant professor" (a postdoctoral position) in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford. He obtained his PhD in 2006 under Emmanuel Candes, in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Caltech. He holds an undergraduate degree in mathematical engineering and theoretical physics from the Universite de Louvain, Belgium.
Demanet is the recipient of a Sloan research fellowship, a CAREER award from NSF, and a Young Investigator award from AFOSR.