The Numerical Linear Algebra Group had a busy year in 2019. 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; see also these news stories about our publications.

Marcus Webb joined the group in September 2019 as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.

Some of the group at the 2019 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering.

## Software

We make our research codes available as open source, principally on GitHub; see the repositories of Connolly, Fasi, Higham, Liu, Pranesh, Zounon.

We also put MATLAB software on MATLAB Central File Exchange and on our own web sites, e.g., the Rational Krylov Toolbox (RKToolbox).

## PhD Students

Massimiliano Fasi successfully defended his PhD Computing Matrix Functions in Arbitrary Precision Arithmetic in May 2019.

## Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs)

Massimiliano Fasi joined us in April 2019 to work with Nick Higham on algorithms for high-performance numerical linear algebra. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pisa from November 2019 to January 2020.

Mantas Mikaitis joined us in October 2019 on a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship, having just completed his PhD in the School of Computer Science.

Pierre Blanchard left the group in May 2019 and is now a Numerical Software Engineer at Arm.

Maksims Abalenkovs and Theo Mary left the group in September 2019. Maksims is now a Research Software Engineer with the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Theo is a CNRS researcher at LIP6 in Paris.

## Grants

Stefan Güttel, Nick Higham and Françoise Tisseur were awarded a new 30-month KTP project with Arup. See this news story.

## Presentations at Conference and Workshops

##### Model Order Reduction Summer School 2019, Academisch Genootschap, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 23-27, 2019: Higham.

##### Computational Science Engineering, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence by Total R&D (MATHIAS), Serris, France, October 14-17, 2019: Riccietti.

## Conference and Workshop Organization

ANLA19 group photo

Vanni Noferini listening to a question from Cleve Moler at ANLA19.

## Visitors

Rob Corless from University of Western Ontario visited the group in November 2019.

## Recognition and Service

- Françoise Tisseur delivered the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture and Nick Higham was an invited speaker at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) in Valencia, Spain, July 2019.
- Jack Dongarra received the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19)
- Jack Dongarra was elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.
- Françoise Tisseur was elected as SIAM UKIE Section President, 2019-20.
- Steven Elsworth obtained a SIAM Student Travel Award to attend the 2019 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) in Spokane, Washington.
- Nick Higham received the London Mathematics Society’s Naylor Prize and Lectureship.
- Nick Higham delivered the Feng Kang Distinguished Lecture at the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, in April 2019, and the LAA Lecture (formerly the Hans Schneider Lecture) in the Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, December 2019.

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