Iain Duff

STFC Honorary Scientist

Iain Duff is an STFC Honorary Scientist in the Computational Mathematics Group in the Scientific Computing 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 Scientific Consultant 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 and a member of LMS (UK), SIAM (USA), and SMAI (France). He is an IMA representative on the ICIAM Board and is chairman of the IMA Journals Board of Management. He was chairman of the SIAM Board of Trustees for seven years until December 2011 and was on the Applied Mathematics panel for RAE 2008. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2006 and was selected as a SIAM Fellow in 2010.

His current research interests include numerical linear algebra, sparse matrices, parallel computing, scientific computation, and mathematical software. He has written several books and over 200 papers in these areas, more than half of which have appeared in refereed journals. He is recognized by ISI Thomson as a Highly Cited Researcher.

More biographical data can be found in my curriculum vitae

  • Numerical linear algebra,
  • Sparse matrices,
  • Parallel computing,
  • Scientific computation and
  • Mathematical software.
See Iain's list of publication on STFC ePubs.
Iain is a major contributor to the HSL library.