Robert van de Geijn is professor of computer science and member of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
His interests are in linear algebra, high-performance computing, parallel computing, and formal derivation of algorithms. He heads the FLAME project, a collaboration between UT Austin, Universidad Jaume I (Spain), and RWTH Aachen University (Germany). This project pursues foundational research in the field of linear algebra libraries and has led to the development of the libflame library, a modern, high-performance dense linear algebra library that targets both sequential and parallel architectures. One of the benefits of this library lies with its impact on the teaching of numerical linear algebra, for which van de Geijn received the UT President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award. He has published several books and more than 100 refereed publications.