Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Organizing a Workshop

A type of workshops I like explore new connections between different areas of research. It is difficult to organize such workshops: it requires the ability to bring together top people in more than one area of research to collasce around some central problems and techniques. So, I am grateful when someone does organize one of these workshops. Petros Drineas, Michael Mahoney and others organized one such workshop a few months ago, bringing together people from Numerical Analysis and its applications, and algorithmii working on linear algebraic and matrix problems. I think these two (three, four, more?) communities should really talk, and it was good to see a start made. SIAM News has an article on this workshop in their October 06 issue.


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