This conference is organized by the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA).

Report from the Forward Looking Session: Role of Linear Algebra in Industrial Applications

Presentation slides and some audio files available of talks from the special session on The History of Numerical Linear Algebra


The triennial SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize will be awarded at the meeting.

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Organizing Committee

Angelika Bunse-Gerstner, Universität Bremen, Germany
Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Inderjit Dhillon, University of Texas at Austin
Mark Embree, Rice University
Andreas Frommer, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Anne Greenbaum, University of Washington
Chen Greif, University of British Columbia, Canada
Misha Kilmer, Tufts University
Michael Mahoney, Stanford University
James Nagy, Emory University
Esmond Ng (chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Valeria Simoncini, Universita di Bologna, Italy
Daniel Szyld, Temple University


Linear algebra is an important area of mathematics and it is at the heart of many scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.  Research and development in linear algebra include theoretical studies, algorithmic designs and implementations on advanced computer architectures, and applications to various disciplines.  The SIAM Conferences on Applied Linear Algebra, organized by SIAM every three years, are the premier international conferences on applied linear algebra, which bring together diverse researchers and practitioners from academia, research laboratories, and industries all over the world to present and discuss their latest work and results on applied linear algebra.

Funding Agency

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.

Important Deadlines

March 30, 2009:  Minisymposium proposals
April 27, 2009:  Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

September 24, 2009

September 28, 2009

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