Hans De Sterck - Professor
Hans De Sterck is Professor in Computational Mathematics and
Scientific Computing at the
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Waterloo.
He is a member of the
Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce at the University of Waterloo, and is cross-affiliated to the
Scientific Computation Group of the
School of Computer Science.
He served as Graduate Advisor for the new
Master's program in Computational Mathematics (2007-2010),
and as Waterloo Site Leader for
SHARCNET (2007-2009). He is serving as Associate Editor of the
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2008-2013), and as Secretary of the SIAM activity group on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG CSE) (2013-2014).
He obtained his PhD degree at the
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
Belgium, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research,
Boulder, CO, USA.
Before joining the University of Waterloo in 2004, he did post-doctoral research work at
the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
in Belgium, and in Tom Manteuffel's and
Steve McCormick's Multilevel Computation group at the
Department of Applied Mathematics of
the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The overall ambition of his research is to develop efficient mathematical
techniques and scalable parallel methods for the solution of scientific
and engineering problems on large-scale computer infrastructure.
In particular, he works on multilevel numerical linear algebra methods, numerical methods for PDEs, and novel platforms for scientific computing including GPUs and clouds.
His research finds applications in large-scale computing for information retrieval (including Markov chains, clustering, image processing, graph analysis), and in computational fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics for astrophysics and geophysics.
New at the University of Waterloo:
Computational Mathematics Program
Master's degree in Computational Mathematics.
Research Topics for Prospective Students
research topics for
prospective PhD and Master's students wanting to pursue degrees in Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics
or Computer Science, and for summer undergraduate research
- AMATH 740 / CM 770 / CS 770: Numerical Analysis
Created by Hans De Sterck.
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada.
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