Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara
John R. Gilbert directs the Combinatorial Scientific Computing Laboratory at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he is Professor of Computer Science. He has done fundamental work in algorithms and software for combinatorial and numerical problems and for sparse matrix computation, including Matlab's original sparse matrix capabilities and the SuperLU solver library. His current research applies linear algebraic methods to large-scale graph and network analytics. Professor Gilbert received his PhD from Stanford in 1981. He has been on the Computer Science faculty at Cornell, a visiting faculty member at MIT, and a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC, where he directed research in algorithms, distributed sensing and control, and robotics. He has chaired the ACM Special Interest Group on Numerical Mathematics and the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing, and is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.Read more about Dr. John R. Gilbert on his webpage.