Peter Baddoo Death And Obituary – Peter Baddoo, a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, went dead suddenly on February 15 while taking part in a basketball game on campus. Baddoo began working at MIT’s Mathematics Department in January 2021.
He received the EPSRC Doctoral Prize while a fellow at Imperial College London prior to this. He earned both his Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics from Cambridge University and his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of Oxford.
Baddoo was a skilled applied mathematician with a broad range of interests in study. Complex function theory, fluid dynamics, machine learning, and data-driven methods were all included in these pursuits. In 2020, Springer will release his book, Analytic Solutions for Flows Over Cascades, which has received praise for its “exceptionally clear presentation with lovely figures.”
“Peter was an exceptional and driven researcher. He was an expert in complex function theory and was beginning to become interested in artificial intelligence. Also, he collaborated with many people both domestically and internationally. He had an extraordinarily promising academic future ahead of him. He was a highly esteemed and highly valuable member of both my research team and the greater community of applied mathematicians.
Professor John Bush, who is his academic advisor, highlighted the significant influence he will have on the department. In addition to his research, Baddoo was a superb teacher who gave generously of his time to assist his undergrad and graduate students as well as his colleagues in their academic aspirations. “Peter was a great teacher because he was composed, thoughtful, and attentive. According to Michel Goemans, who serves as both the department’s head and the RSA Professor of Mathematics,
He enjoyed a great deal of favor with his students. One student in Baddoo’s class 18.04, “Complex Variables with Applications,” commented, “I took Peter’s class, and I walked out of that class actually understanding math.” I was encouraged to pursue my interest in mathematics further and to look into minoring in the subject. In addition to his work as a researcher and professor, Baddoo fostered a sense of community within the department by planning get-togethers for instructors and postdocs.
He received a Math Community Service Award for these and other activities. He enjoyed playing basketball and lacrosse while attending Oxford and Cambridge universities and while being a member of the Senior England Men’s training squad, among other sports. He was also interested in music. His interests extended well beyond math. He was also a devoted and active participant in the Park Street Church.
The mathematics department will create the Peter Baddoo Award in his honor to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the department’s initiatives to promote a feeling of community among its members. After his passing, his parents, Jim and Nancy Baddoo, his sisters, Kate and Harriet, and his fiancée, Yuna Kim, will continue to carry on his legacy.