Robert van de Geijn

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Robert A. van de Geijn is a Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science (1981) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (1987) from the University of Maryland, College Park. His areas of interest include numerical analysis and parallel processing.

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Van de Geijn's has turned toward the theoretical, in particular with his development of the Formal Linear Algebra Method (FLAME). FLAME is an original effort at formalizing the efficient derivation of linear algebra algorithms that are provably correct. This approach benefits from his less theoretical experience; it is designed to ultimately lead to the efficient design and implementation of these algorithms.

He is the principal author of the widely cited book. Using PLAPACK—parallel linear algebra package. Scientific and engineering computation. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1997.[1]


Robert van de Geijn was born in the Netherlands and moved to the United States while still young. He is married to a fellow faculty member, Margaret Myers, with three children. They live in a historic house in downtown Pflugerville, Texas.


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