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Prof. C. Paige awarded 2012 SIAG/LA Prize

Professor Emeritus Chris Paige, along with his two coauthors Sou-Cheng Choi (University of Chicago) and Michael Saunders (Stanford University), will be awarded the 2012 SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) Prize for their paper, “MINRES-QLP: A Krylov Subspace Method for Indefinite or Singular Symmetric Systems,” SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 33:1810-1836, 2011. According to the prize committee: “The authors improve on MINRES, an elegant, efficient and widely used iterative method for linear systems, achieving optimal accuracy and extending the algorithm to the solution of least squares problems.” MINRES was developed by Chris Paige and Michael Saunders in the 1970's.

The prize will be awarded on June 21, 2012, at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (LA12), to be held June 18-22, 2012, at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) awards the prize every three years to the authors(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) on a topic in applicable linear algebra published in the three calendar years preceding the year of the award.