Distinguished Alumni Awards

Gene H. Golub

Gene  H. Golub
To Gene H. Golub, computer scientist, numerical analyst, and educator, for his development and application of reliable numerical methods, and his leadership in professional journal development.

Professor and Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanfor, California

  • BS, Mathematics, 1953
  • MA, Mathematics, 1954
  • PhD, Mathematics (in the Digital Computer Laboratory), 1959

Dr. Golub became a faculty member at Stanford University in 1962 after a year at the University of Cambridge, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, and Space Technology Laboratories. Since joining Stanford, he has taken leaves of absence to work at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Princeton University, Imperial College, ETH Zurich, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has held the rank of professor since 1970.

A leading authority in linear algebra, Dr. Golub has pioneered the development and use of the singular value decomposition for the solution of many difficult computational problems. Because of the Success of these methods, he actively consults with several major government laboratories. At Stanford, he has built his numerical analysis group into one of the foremost research centers in the world. He has been particularly active in professional journal development. He founded and is managing editor of the SIAM Journal of Scientific and Statistical Computing, is an editor for Numerishce Mathematik, and is associate editor of four other journals. He is a recipient of the George E. Forsythe Memorial Lecturer Award, Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Numerical Mathematics.

Current as of 1984.