Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey

Engineering at Illinois Engineering at Illinois

About the Author

Michael T. Heath is Professor and Fulton Watson Copp Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is also Director of both the Computational Science and Engineering Program and the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky, an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Before joining the University of Illinois in 1991, he spent a number of years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, first as Eugene P. Wigner Postdoctoral Fellow and later as Computer Science Group Leader in the Mathematical Sciences Research Section. His research interests are in numerical analysis—particularly numerical linear algebra and optimization—and in parallel computing. He has been an editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, SIAM Review, and the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, as well as several conference proceedings. He was named an ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery in 2000 and a SIAM Fellow by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2010. He has also won a number of teaching awards, including the Taylor L. Booth Education Award from the IEEE Computer Society in 2009.