The "SIAG/LA-SIMUMAT International Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra" was organized by the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra and was held at the International Center of Mathematical meetings (CIEM) in Castro Urdiales, July 21-25, 2008. Alexander Pozdneev, PhD student of the ASR Department, has attended the Summer School.
The courses were focused on recent research topics that have reached a significant maturity and whose impact is widely recognized by the community. Prof. Michael Eirmann (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) had a series of lectures on Krylov subspace methods for solving linear systems. Matrix methods in data mining were considered by Prof. Lars Elden (Linköping University, Sweden). His lectures were devoted to the problems of web search results ranking technique Google PageRank, utilization of SVD for classification of handwritten digits. Richard Lehouq (Sandia National Laboratories, USA) introduced the symbiotic relationship between mechanics and linear algebra. Prof. David Watkins (Washington State University, USA) lectured on numerical methods for solving eigenvalue problems for large sparse matrix arising when approximating mathematical physics problems.
The detailed information, annotations of courses, slides and links to lecturers homepages are available at the Summer School official website: