Householder Seminar HHXX on Numerical Linear Algebra 2

Posted by Cleve Moler,

The Householder meetings on Numerical Linear Algebra have been held roughly every three years since 1961. The twentieth, with the logo HHXX, was held June 18th through 23rd at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. I've been to 17 of the meetings. They have been an important part of my professional life and I've written Cleve's Corner articles and blog posts about them, MathWorks News & Notes, and Householder XIX.

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Web Site

Here's a link to the website, where you can see the daily program, <http://www.math.vt.edu/HHXX>.

Conference Center

The meeting was held in a conference center on the edge of the Virginia Tech campus. There were about 150 attendees. We ate and stayed in the center, which was perfect for this kind of meeting.

Group Photo

Here's the group photo, with the distinctive Virginia Tech architecture in the background.

Photo credit: Alex Grim, Virginia Tech.

Old Timers

Eric de Sturler took this photo of me with some of my long time friends, Paul van Dooren, Bo Kågström, Pete Stewart, Chris Page, Michael Saunders, and Bob Plemmons.

Photo credit: Eric de Sturler, Virginia Tech.

My Talk

I gave the after dinner talk on Wednesday evening. I talked about some of my memories of the past meetings. Here's a video where I've recreated the talk.

2017 Householder Prize

The Householder Prize is awarded for the best PhD thesis written in the previous three years. This year there were two winners.

There was also an honorable mention.

  • Leonardo Robol, Istituto de Sienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo".

2017 Householder Prize Committee

  • Michele Benzi, Emory University, USA
  • Inderjit Dhillon, UT Austin, USA
  • Howard Elman (chair), University of Maryland, USA
  • Andreas Frommer, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • Francoise Tisseur, University of Manchester, UK
  • Stephen Vavasis, University of Waterloo, Canada

2020 Householder Prize Committee

  • Inderjit Dhillon, UT Austin, USA
  • Alan Edelman, MIT, USA
  • Mark Embree, VA Tech, USA
  • Melina Freitag, University of Bath, UK
  • Andreas Frommer, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • Francoise Tisseur (chair), University of Manchester, UK
  • Stephen Vavasis, University of Waterloo, Canada

2017 Householder Seminar Committee

  • David Bindel, Cornell University, USA
  • Jim Demmel, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Zlatko Drmac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Alan Edelman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Heike Fassbender , TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Volker Mehrmann, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Jim Nagy (chair), Emory University, USA
  • Valeria Simoncini, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Andy Wathen, Oxford University, UK

2020 Householder Seminar Committee

  • Zhaojun Bai, University of California, Davis, USA
  • David Bindel, Cornell University, USA
  • Jim Demmel, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Zlatko Drmac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Heike Fassbender (chair), TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Volker Mehrmann, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Jim Nagy, Emory University, USA
  • Valeria Simoncini, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Andy Wathen, Oxford University, UK

2017 Householder Symposium Local Organizing Committee

The local organizing committee did a terrific job. All of them are from Virginia Tech.

  • Christopher Beattie
  • Julianne Chung
  • Matthias Chung
  • Eric de Sturler
  • Mark Embree (chair)
  • Serkan Gugercin

2020 Householder Symposium Location

The next Householder Symposium will be held on the eastern coast of Italy at the Hotel Sierra Silvana, Selva di Fasano, halfway between Bari and Brindisi. The exact dates are not yet set, but it will probably be in June again.

2020 Householder Symposium Local Organizing Committee

  • Nicola Mastronardi (chair), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy
  • Dario A. Bini, Università di Pisa, Italy
  • Fasma Diele, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy
  • Carmela Marangi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy
  • Beatrice Meini, Università di Pisa, Italy
  • Stefano Serra Capizzano, University of Insubria, Como, Italy
  • Valeria Simoncini, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Bologna, Italy

Thanks

Thanks to Stuart McGarrity for help with the video, to Jim Nagy who reminded me of all the committee members, and to Eric de Struler for the photos.


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Michael Saunders replied on : 1 of 2

Truly wonderful memories, Cleve… thank you. We’re lucky to have had your company throughout (and Matlab’s for the last 4 decades). I’ve been to all but one HH since 1972. I couldn’t see myself hiding in any photos, but you kindly remembered my name for a nice one of Michael Overton. Thank you, and can’t wait till Italian HH XXI.