XXI Householder Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra

Under the circumstances of the global Covid-19 emergency, the Householder Committee has decided to cancel the Householder Symposium 2020 in Selva di Fasano.

The Householder Prize

The Alston S. Householder Prize XXI (2020) has been awarded to

Estelle Massart for her thesis on "Data fitting on Positive-semidefinite matrix manifolds" (UCLouvain),



Stefano Massei for his thesis on "Exploiting rank structures in the numerical solution of Markov chains and matrix functions" (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa).

Honorable mentions have been awarded to

Pawan Goyal for his thesis on "System-theoretic model order reduction for bilinear and quadratic-bilinear systems" (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg),



Theo Mary for his thesis on "Block Low-Rank multifrontal solvers: complexity, performance, and scalability", (University of Toulouse).

The Householder prize is entirely financed by voluntary contributions of the conference participants.
A money pot is available at https://www.leetchi.com/c/householder-prize for the next Householder Prize.
A second option is to send money to h.fassbender@tu-bs.de via paypal. Any amount of money received that way will be transferred to the money pot.

Householder prize Committee


Previous Householder Prize winners were:
1971 F. Robert (Grenoble)
1974 Ole Hald (New York University)
1977 Daniel D. Warner (University of California, San Diego)
1981 E. Marques de Sa' (Coimbra) and Paul Van Dooren (K. U. Leuven) (shared)
1984 Ralph Byers (Cornell University) and James M. Demmel (University of California, Berkeley)
1987 Nicholas J. Higham (University of Manchester)
1990 Alan Edelman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Maria Beth Ong (University of Washington) (shared)
1993 Hong-Guo Xu (Fudan University) and Barry Smith (New York University) (shared)
1996 Ming Gu (Yale University)
1999 Jorg Liesen (Bielefeld)
2002 Jing-Rebecca Li (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2005 Jasper van den Eshof (Utrecht University)
2008 David Bindel (University of California, Berkeley)
2011 Bart Vandereycken (KU Leuven) and Paul Willems (Bergische Universitat Wuppertal) (shared)
2014 Nicolas Gillis (UC Louvain) and Yuji Nakatsukasa (UC Davis)(shared)
2017 Marcel Schweitzer (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) and Edgar Solomonik (University of Illinois) (shared)