Michael T. Heath

Michael T. Heath

Michael T. Heath

Fulton Watson Copp Chair in the Department of Computer Science

Other Affiliations:

Director, The Computational Science and Engineering Program Director, The Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets


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Research Interests:

parallel computing and numerical analysis, particularly numerical linear algebra and optimization


Professor Michael T. Heath is Fulton Watson Copp Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is also Director of both the Computational Science and Engineering Program and the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets. He received a B.A. inMathematics from the University of Kentucky, an M.S. in Mathematics from theUniversity of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Before joining the University of Illinois in 1991, he spent a number of years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, first as Eugene P. Wigner Postdoctoral Fellow and later as Computer Science Group Leader in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. His research interests are in numerical analysis—particularly numerical linear algebra and optimization—and in parallel computing. He has been an editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, SIAM Review, and the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, as well as several conference proceedings. He is also author of the widely adopted textbook Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey, 2nd ed., published by McGraw-Hill in 2002. His major awards include being named anACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery in 2000, membership in the European Academy of Sciences in 2002, the Apple Award for Innovation in Science in 2007, the Taylor L. Booth Education Award from the IEEE Computer Society in 2009, and being named a SIAM Fellow by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2010.