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Margaret H. Wright

Margaret H. Wright (born February 18, 1944) is an American computer scientist and mathematician.[1][2][3][4]

Margaret H. Wright
Born (1944-02-18) February 18, 1944 (age 75)
NationalityAmerican computer scientist
Alma materStanford University, B.S. in mathematics, M.S., Ph.D. in computer science
OccupationComputer scientist
EmployerGTE Sylvania, Bell Laboratories, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
OrganizationPresident of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, senior editor of the SIAM Review, member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering
AwardsBell Labs Fellow, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

She is the Silver Professor of Computer Science and former Chair of the Computer Science department at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, with research interests in optimization, linear algebra, and scientific computing.[5]

She is a member of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering. Earlier at Bell Laboratories, she became head of the Scientific Computing Research Department in 1997,[6] and a Bell Labs Fellow (1998).[7] She was awarded the Jon von Neumann prize in 2019 in recognition of her pioneering contributions to the numerical solution of optimization problems and to the exposition of the subject.

She was the first female president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics[8][9] (SIAM) (1995-1996) and is senior editor of the SIAM Review.[10] In 2002 she became a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.[11] In 2009 she became a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.[12] In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[13]

HistoryEdit

Wright spent her childhood in Hanford, California, and Tucson, Arizona, where she attended high school. She developed an interest in mathematics at an early age and studied the subject at Stanford University, where she received a B.S. degree in Mathematics and an M.S. in Computer Science. She then worked for several years at GTE Sylvania, after which she returned to Stanford to continue her study in computer science, obtaining a Ph.D. in 1976.[14]

WorksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Margaret Wright". Agnesscott.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  2. ^ Roberts, Siobhan (2014-02-12). "Margaret Wright". Simons Foundation. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ "Prizes, Awards, and Honors for Women Mathematicians". Agnesscott.edu. doi:10.4169/amer.math.monthly.121.03.187. Retrieved 2017-06-20. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Profiles of Women in Mathematics: Margaret H. Wright". Awm-math.org. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  5. ^ NYU faculty page visited 7 April 2008
  6. ^ Association for Women in Mathematics profile
  7. ^ 1998 Bell Labs Fellows Archived 2007-07-03 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Prizes, Awards, and Honors for Women Mathematicians". agnesscott.edu. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  9. ^ Past Presidents of SIAM visited 7 April 2008 Archived 14 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ SIAM Review Editorial Board visited 7 April 2008
  11. ^ Fellows: Alphabetical List, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, retrieved 2019-10-09
  12. ^ "SIAM Fellows". fellows.siam.org.
  13. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.
  14. ^ Margaret Wright, Biographies of Women in Mathematics, Agnes Scott College website, visited 27 October 2011

External linksEdit

  • INFORMS: Biography of Margaret Wright from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences