Iain Duff - Biography


Iain Duff is a CCLRC Senior Fellow in the Computational Science and Engineering Department.

After completing his D Phil at Oxford, he was a Harkness Fellow in the United States visiting Stony Brook and Stanford. He then spent two years lecturing at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before joining the Harwell Laboratory where he became Group Leader of Numerical Analysis in 1986. In 1990, the Group moved to the Atlas Centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has had several extended visits to Argonne National Laboratory, the Australian National University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Stanford University, and the University of Ume\aa.

He is the Project Leader for the Parallel Algorithms Group at CERFACS in Toulouse and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde. He is a life Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He is a member of SIAM (USA), SMAI (France), SBMAC (Brazil) and is Editor or Associate Editor of twelve journals in numerical analysis or scientific computation.

He is on the Council of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and is an IMA representative on the Board of ICIAM. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of SIAM. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2006.

Current research interests

Much of my research work has as its final goal the development of algorithms and software for HSL.

More biographical data can be found in my curriculum vitae An annually updated list of publications (pdf file) is available.