This work was accomplished when Chris was a Research Associate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Manchester and Arup Ltd. Chris implemented and improved MASIL, a method for dynamic structural analysis developed in the NLA group (F. Tisseur and M. Zemaityte) in collaboration with Arup (R. Kannan).
STEM for Britain is an exhibition of posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians that takes place every year in the Houses of Parliament during British Science Week.
Congratulations to Professor Nick Higham, who has been elected an International Member of the US National Academy of Engineering. The citation reads “For design and analysis of matrix algorithms widely used in diverse engineering applications”.
Xiaobo Liu and Bastien Vieuble took up PDRA positions towards the end of the year to work with Nick Higham.
Mantas Mikaitis left the group to take up a lectureship in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds on September 1st. He joined us in 2019 to take up his EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship and he was a PDRA in the group from 2020.
Professor Stefan Güttel has been awarded the Taussky–Todd Prize by the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS).
The ILAS Taussky-Todd Prize is given every three years at an ILAS Conference to an outstanding mid-career researcher in the field of linear algebra, for distinguished contributions to the field within about fifteen years of receiving the PhD or equivalent degree.
The 2023 ILAS Taussky–Todd Prize honours Professor Güttel’s “deep and impactful work on rational Krylov methods for nonlinear eigenvalue problems and matrix functions, in all aspects: analysis, software development, and applications”.
The prize is named for Olga Taussky and John Todd, who had a decisive impact on the development of theoretical and numerical linear algebra for over half a century. It honours them for their many and varied mathematical achievements and for their efforts in promoting linear algebra and matrix theory.
Congratulations to Professor Nick Higham, who has been elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, in recognition for developing “theory, algorithms and software that have had major impacts on engineering practice in fields ranging from structural engineering to financial modelling”.
The Numerical Linear Algebra Group recently held a competition amongst its members to design a logo for the group. Chosen from among four excellent entries, the winner was designed by Max Fasi, former PhD student and Research Associate in the group and now an external member of it.
The logo contains a matrix with a sparsity pattern that depicts a bee, the symbol of the city of Manchester since 1842. The bee symbolized the hard work of Mancunians during the industrial revolution.
You’ll see the logo on our slides and our social media accounts, and perhaps on physical items in due course.
Congratulations to Jack Dongarra who has received the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award. He is cited “for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades.”
Dongarra has been Turing Fellow in the Department of Mathematics since 2007, and also holds appointments at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Professor Françoise Tisseur has been awarded the London Mathematics Society’s Fröhlich Prize for “her important and highly innovative contributions to the analysis, perturbation theory, and numerical solution of nonlinear eigenvalue problems”.
The Fröhlich Prize is awarded even two years in memory of Albrecht Fröhlich, FRS. The prize is awarded for original and extremely innovative work in any branch of mathematics.