Margaret H. Wright

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Professor

Margaret H. Wright
Born (1944-02-18) February 18, 1944 (age 78)
NationalityAmerican
EducationB.S. in Mathematics, M.S., Ph.D. in Computer Science
Alma materStanford University
OccupationComputer scientist
AwardsMember of the National Academy of Sciences
Member of the National Academy of Engineering
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (1995-1996)
Bell Labs Fellow
Senior Editor of the SIAM Review
Scientific career
FieldsOptimization, Linear Algebra, Scientific Computing
InstitutionsNYU Courant, Bell Laboratories, GTE Sylvania
Websitecs.nyu.edu/~mhw/

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

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.[5]

History[edit]

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.[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 awarded the John von Neumann prize in 2019 in recognition of her pioneering contributions to the numerical solution of optimization problems and to the exposition of the subject.

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 2002 she became a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.[12] In 2009 she became a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.[13] In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[14]

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References[edit]

  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. S2CID 207521125. Retrieved 2017-06-20. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Profiles of Women in Mathematics: Margaret H. Wright". Awm-math.org. Archived from the original on 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  5. ^ "NYU faculty page visited 7 April 2008". Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2008.
  6. ^ Margaret Wright, Biographies of Women in Mathematics, Agnes Scott College website, visited 27 October 2011
  7. ^ "Association for Women in Mathematics profile". Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
  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. ^ Fellows: Alphabetical List, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, archived from the original on 2019-05-10, retrieved 2019-10-09
  13. ^ "SIAM Fellows". fellows.siam.org.
  14. ^ 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