## A month in linear algebra

Dec 1, 2014 • David Bindel

Several conferences of possible interest to SIAG-LA members were announced this month on the SIAG-LA digest and NA-digest, including:

- Precon 2015 in June 2015
- MOPTA 2015 in July 2015
- Domain Decomposition 23 in July 2015
- MatTriad 2015 in September 2015

Also: the Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on RandNLA in June 2015 is now accepting applications. The application deadline is February 1, 2015. And don’t forget that there is a call for proposals for the next G2S3 out (letter of intent due January 31, 2015)!

Possibly interesting items from the web at large:

- The recent National Days of Computer Algebra meeting in Luminy included short courses on matrix structures and applications and communication-avoiding LA algorithms.
- George Dantzig (Nov 8 1914-May 13, 2005) of linear programming fame would have turned 100 this month. A session in his honor was held at this month’s INFORMS annual meeting in San Francisco.
- SIAM fall elections closed, and we have a new board and council.
- Outreach in the Linear Algebra Community appears on SIAM Blogs.
- Ilse Ipsen on Rolling the Dice on Big Data.
- Supercomputing 14 included many linear algebra talks.
- Does UQ need efficient linear algebra?
- Cleve Moler on MathWorks Logo: parts 3 and 4.
- Etsy does matrix factorizations.
- Cayley to Sylvester: I have just obtained a theorem that appears to be very remarkable (Nov 19, 1857)
- New software: Rational Krylov Toolbox for MATLAB.

New linear algebra in the SIAM bookstore:

- Preconditioning and the Conjugate Gradient Method in the Context of Solving PDEs by Málek and Strakoš (December 2014; first in the SIAM Spotlights series) - Stability, Control, and Computation for Time-Delay Systems: An Eigenvalue Based Approach (2e) by Michiels and Niculescu (December 2014)
- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra by Strang
- Iterative Methods for Linear Systems: Theory and Applications by Olshanksii and Tyrtyshnikov