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.