Asai  Asaithambi


School of Computing • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automatic Differentiation
  • Broadening Participation in Computing
  • Computational Science
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Initial-Value Problems in Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Initial- Boundary-Value Problems in Partial Differential Equations
  • Interval Mathematics
  • Parallel Global Optimization
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Two-Point Boundary-Value Problems


  • Ph. D., Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
  • M. S., Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India, 1980
  • B. Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India, 1977


Asai Asaithambi was born and brought up in Madras, India. Prior to joining University of North Florida (UNF) as the Director of School of Computing (SoC) in the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (CCEC) in July 2011, he has  held academic positions at University of South Dakota (2004-­2011), Saint Louis University (1997-­2004), Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (1992-1997), and Mississippi State University (1985-­1992).  His teaching portfolio includes mathematically intensive computing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence, computational science, and high-­performance computing. He has published a textbook entitled Numerical Analysis: Theory and Practice (1995). He publishes research articles in several refereed journals including Applied Mathematics and Computation, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, International Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Machine Vision, and Pattern Recognition Letters.  During his 25+ years of academic experience in the United States, he has made numerous presentations at regional, national, and international conferences, and directed several doctoral dissertations and Master's theses in computing. Additionally, he is interested in broadening the participation of women and other populations currently underrepresented in computing in the United States.


  • Distinguished Educator Award. Tiospa Zina School, Sisseton, South Dakota, 2011.
  • School for Professional Studies Excellence Award for Student Mentoring, Saint Louis University, 2002.
  • Listed in Empire State Who’s Who Registry, 2002.
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Lincoln University, 1997.
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, Lincoln University, 1997.
  • Listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1996.
  • National Merit Scholar, Government of India, 1971.
  • First Prize Winner, National Mathematics Talent Competition, Association of Mathematics Teachers of India, 1971.
  • Valedictorian, Sir M. Ct. M. High School, Purasawalkam, Madras, India, 1971.

AsaithambiContact Information

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(904) 620-1304