rokhlincolorMICDE Seminar: Vladimir Rokhlin

Vladimir Rokhlin received his MS from the University of Vilnius in Lithuania in 1973, and his PhD from Rice University in Houston, TX in 1983. Between 1976 and 1985, he was an applied mathematician at the Exxon Production Research Company in Houston, TX; since 1985, he has been working at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

He is the inventor of the Fast Multipole Method for rapidly solving Poisson and Helmholtz partial differential equations.  He developed many other widely used fast numerical schemes, including the nonuniformly spaced Fast Fourier Transform and randomized methods for decomposing matrices.

He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He is also the recipient of the 2001 Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research, of the 2006 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Honorary Membership, and of the 2011 Maxwell Prize from the ICIAM.

Accelerating Numerical Algorithms of Linear Algebra

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
4 – 5 p.m., Room 1360 East Hall

Dr. Rokhlin will discuss several new schemes for the solution of large-scale systems of linear algebraic equations, and for related tasks. The schemes are almost (but not quite) iterative, and are meant as a competitor for Conjugate Gradients and related algorithms. The approach will be illustrated with several numerical examples.