Professor Alan Genz Retires From WSU
Friday, April 27, 2018, 3:00pm, Celebration
A retirement celebration was held on April 27, 2018 to honor Dr. Alan Genz for his close to 35 years of service to Washington State University.
Dr. Genz grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended Beloit College as an undergraduate, where he majored in mathematics and physics, receiving his B.A. degree in 1969. He then traveled to England where he was a graduate student in applied mathematics at the University of Kent in Canterbury. His Ph.D. was awarded in 1976. He held a faculty position in mathematics at the University of Kent from 1971 to 1983, except for a one year leave of absence at Northern Illinois University from 1977-78. In 1983 he returned to the United States to take a joint position in the Mathematics and Computer Science Departments at Washington State University. He joined the WSU Mathematics Department full-time as a professor in 1995, and served as department chair from 2000-2006. During his tenure at WSU he has held short visiting positions at Argonne National Laboratory and the National Institute of Science and Technology, and has taken sabbaticals at universities in Bergen(Norway) and Leuven(Belgium). His main research area is numerical analysis, focusing on the theory, development and implementation of methods for the numerical computation of multiple integrals, with recent emphasis on statistical computation problems. He officially retired from Washington State University in January, 2018, but continues with some research work as a professor emeritus.