Anne Greenbaum

Professor of Applied Mathematics
312 Lewis Hall
Department of Applied Mathematics, Box 353925
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2420


206.543-1175 (voice) 206.685-1440 (fax)



Anne Greenbaum works in the area of numerical analysis, especially numerical linear algebra, matrix theory and its applications. She is the author of the book Iterative Methods for Solving Linear Systems, published by SIAM, and the coauthor (with Tim Chartier) of the textbook Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms, published by Princeton University Press. She also is an author of the software package LAPACK and the associated Users' Guide published by SIAM.

She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1974 and her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. She worked as a mathematician at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1974--1986, then joined the Courant Institute at New York University, where she was a Research Professor from 1986--1997. She is now a Professor in the Applied Mathematics Department at the University of Washington.

She was elected a SIAM Fellow in 2015. Other awards include the B. Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences, awarded in 1997 by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra award for Outstanding Paper in Applicable Linear Algebra during 1991--1993.

Aside from mathematics, her interests include tennis and hiking.

Research Interests

My major areas of current research are nonnormal matrices, numerical linear algebra, and iterative methods for solving large linear systems. I also have worked with integral equations and fast methods for solving the corresponding PDE's. I have done work on parallel computing as well.

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