It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Distinguished Professor Victor Isakov, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics, who passed away May 14 at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer.
In 1988, Professor Isakov joined Wichita State University as a professor of Mathematics specializing in partial differential equations and inverse problems. In 2000, he went on to become the Emylou Keith and Betty Dutcher Faculty of Distinction Endowed Professor due to his outstanding contributions to research in the area of inverse problems. Professor Isakov was recognized as a world-class authority in inverse problems, and he produced many original and breakthrough results for linear and nonlinear inverse boundary value problems. He authored 140 papers in mathematical journals and three books on the subject of inverse problems and mathematical physics. He also organized several conferences around the world and advised many graduate students. His research has continuously been supported by National Science Foundation since 1990. His passing is a huge loss to both Wichita State University and the inverse problem community.
Professor Isakov was an accomplished and dedicated mathematician who provided many years of distinguished service to the department, the university and the mathematical community. He was well liked by students, faculty and researchers around the world. We shall miss him greatly.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.