Margaret H. Wright

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Margaret H. Wright
Born (1944-02-18) February 18, 1944 (age 74)
Nationality American computer scientist
Alma mater Stanford University, B.S. in mathematics, M.S., Ph.D. in computer science
Occupation Computer scientist
Employer GTE Sylvania, Bell Laboratories, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Organization President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, senior editor of the SIAM Review, member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering
Awards Bell Labs Fellow, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Margaret H. Wright (born February 18, 1944) is an American computer scientist and mathematician.[1][2][3][4]

Wright spent her childhood in Hanford, California, and Tucson, Arizona, where she attended high school. She developed an interest in mathematics at an early age and studied the subject at Stanford University, where she received a B.S. degree in Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Science. She then worked for several years at GTE Sylvania, after which she returned to Stanford to continue her study in computer science, obtaining a Ph.D. in 1976.[5]

She is the Silver Professor of Computer Science and former Chair of the Computer Science department at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, with research interests in optimization, linear algebra, and scientific computing.[6] She is a member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering. Earlier at Bell Laboratories, she became head of the Scientific Computing Research Department in 1997,[7] and a Bell Labs Fellow (1998).[8]

She was the first female president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics[9][10] (SIAM) (1995-1996) and is senior editor of the SIAM Review.[11] In 2009 she became a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.[12] In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[13]

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  1. ^ "Margaret Wright". Agnesscott.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Siobhan (2014-02-12). "Margaret Wright". Simons Foundation. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Prizes, Awards, and Honors for Women Mathematicians". Agnesscott.edu. doi:10.4169/amer.math.monthly.121.03.187. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Profiles of Women in Mathematics: Margaret H. Wright". Awm-math.org. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  5. ^ Margaret Wright, Biographies of Women in Mathematics, Agnes Scott College website, visited 27 October 2011
  6. ^ NYU faculty page visited 7 April 2008
  7. ^ Association for Women in Mathematics profile
  8. ^ 1998 Bell Labs Fellows Archived 2007-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Prizes, Awards, and Honors for Women Mathematicians". agnesscott.edu. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  10. ^ Past Presidents of SIAM visited 7 April 2008 Archived 14 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ SIAM Review Editorial Board visited 7 April 2008
  12. ^ "SIAM Fellows". fellows.siam.org. 
  13. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.

External links[edit]

  • INFORMS: Biography of Margaret Wright from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences