The Numerical Linear Algebra Group, many of whom are in the October 2018 photo below, had a busy year. This post summarizes what we got up to. Publications are not included here, but many of them can be found on MIMS EPrints under the category Numerical Analysis.
As well as the new group members mentioned below, Stephanie Lai joined the group in September as Executive Assistant to Nick Higham. Stephanie, who holds an MMath degree from the University of Manchester, helps to maintain this website, which launched this autumn. Martin Lotz left the group in August 2018 and is now an Associate Professor at The University of Warwick.
Together with Jack Dongarra’s team at the University of Tennessee the group is one of the two partners involved in the development of PLASMA: Parallel Linear Algebra Software for Multicore Architectures.
Weijian Zhang successfully defended his PhD on Evolving Graphs and similarity-based Graphs with Applications in October 2018.
Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs)
Mawussi Zounon, who was working on the Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra for Extreme Scale Systems (NLAFET) project, moved over in November 2018 to the position of KTP Associate in a three-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership with NAG.
Jakub Sistek returned to the Czech Academy of Sciences after the completion of the project Programming Model INTERoperability ToWards Exascale (INTERTWinE).
Prashanth Nadukandi completed his Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship in September 2018 and is now a Technical Advisor in Advanced Mathematics at the Repsol Technology Lab, Móstoles, Spain.
Maksims Abalenkovs completed his work on the EPSRC project SERT: Scale-free, Energy-aware, Resilient and Transparent Adaptation of CSE Applications to Mega-core Systems.
Presentations at Conferences and Workshops
UK and Republic of Ireland Section of SIAM Annual Meeting, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, January 11, 2018: Blanchard, Nadukandi.
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) January 11, 2018
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) January 11, 2018
Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering Institute for Mathematical Science Kickoff Meeting, Waseda University, Tokyo, March 6, 2018: Higham.
SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, March 7-10, 2018: Hammarling, Higham, Mary, Zounon.
Conference on Scientific Computing and Approximation, Purdue University, March 30-31, 2018: Higham.
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, May 4-8, 2018, Hong Kong Baptist University: Elsworth, Güttel, Zemaityte.
Structured Matrix Days 2018, May 14-15, 2018, ENS Lyon, France: Mary, Tisseur.
Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Kácov, Czech Republic, May 27-June 1, 2018: Higham, Tisseur.
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) May 29, 2018
International Conference on Approximation and Matrix Functions, May 31 and June 1, 2018, Université de Lille, France: Güttel.
Bohemian Matrices and Applications, University of Manchester, June 20-22, 2018: Higham.
International Supercomputing conference (ISC18), Frankfurt, June 24-28, 2018: Hammarling, Zounon.
10th International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications (PMAA18), June 27-29, 2018, ETH Zurich: Zounon.
6th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, June 27-29 2018, University of Birmingham: Blanchard, Mary, Tisseur.
SIAM Annual Meeting, Portland, USA, July 9-13, 2018: Blanchard, Higham, Tisseur.
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) July 12, 2018
JuliaCon 2018, London, August 7-11, 2018: Higham.
— Viral B. Shah (@Viral_B_Shah) August 9, 2018
Sparse Day Meeting 2018, September 26-27 2018, Toulouse, France: Mary.
Conference and Workshop Organization
- The Manchester SIAM Student Chapter organized their 7th Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference on April 20, 2018.
- Nick Higham and Rob Corless organized the workshop Bohemian Matrices and Applications at the University of Manchester, June 20-22, 2018.
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) June 21, 2018
Recognition and Service
- Nick Higham completed the second year of his two-year term as President of SIAM. He was a awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship in March 2018.
- Prashanth Nadukandi was selected to present a poster at the STEM for Britain 2018 competition, which took place at the House of Commons, London.
- Stefan Güttel was awarded a univeristy Teaching Excellence Award.
- Stefan Güttel and Nick Higham were selected as Turing Fellows at The Alan Turing Institute.
- Theo Mary won a Gilles Kahn prize for his PhD thesis.
- Steven Elsworth obtained a SIAM Student Travel Award to present his work at the 2018 SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra in Hong Kong.
- Mawussi Zounon won a Research Poster Award at the International Supercomputing Conference ISC18.
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) June 28, 2018
- Nick Higham gave the Samuel D. Conte Distinguished Lecture at the Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, USA, in March 2018.
Here is @nhigham
giving the Conte lecture at @PurdueCS
and he shows a picture of his copy of Conte’s book. #meta
— David Gleich (@dgleich) March
- Massimilano Fasi was presented with the SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition 2018.
Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter @siam_manchester Secretary Massimilano Fasi presented with the SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition by chapter advisor @davidjsilvester @TheSIAMNews @IMAmaths @ManUniMaths pic.twitter.com/f8N6sQWrFX
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) May 5, 2018
Other Notable Tweets
— Companion_App_Math (@ThePCAM) November 4, 2018
Pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Python Coding Competition at @ManUniMaths — sponsored by @sabisu! Well done to all winners & participants 😎 https://t.co/w0PH3TVBvm pic.twitter.com/7TQpqbbD3M
— Stefan Güttel (@guettel) October 25, 2018
— Stefan Güttel (@guettel) October 17, 2018
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) September 11, 2018
In his latest @TheSIAMNews column, president @nhigham recaps a 2-day strategic planning workshop SIAM held this spring to generate new ideas for future directions: https://t.co/QXZdAjdZLV #SIAMcommunity #SIAMadvances
— SIAM (@TheSIAMNews) July 23, 2018
Just released EvolvingGraphs.jl v0.2.0 for #JuliaLang .
— Weijian Zhang (@zweijian) April 16, 2018
— Nick Higham (@nhigham) March 10, 2018
— Stefan Güttel (@guettel) January 4, 2018