Per-Gunnar Martinsson was awarded the 2017 Germund Dahlquist Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics on September 11, at the 2017 International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE 2017) held at University of Bath, UK. The Germund Dahlquist Prize is awarded for original contributions to fields associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing.
The prize honors Martinsson for fundamental contributions to numerical analysis and scientific computing that are making a significant impact in data science applications. Specific contributions include his development of linear time algorithms for dense matrix operations related to multidimensional elliptic PDEs and integral equations; and he has made deep and innovative contributions to the development of probabilistic algorithms for the rapid solution of certain classes of large-scale linear algebra problems.
Martinsson is currently Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Oxford. He is a graduate of Chalmers University, Sweden, and received his Ph.D. in 2002 in Computational and Applied Mathematics at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin. Hear more from Martinsson in this Q & A: https:/