Former Manchester Researcher Receives Householder Prize
Yuji Nakatsukasa has been awarded the Householder Prize 2014 for his PhD thesis "Algorithms and Perturbation Theory for Matrix Eigenvalue Problems and the Singular Value Decomposition" (2011), written at the University of California, Davis. The Householder Prize is awarded every three years for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear algebra in the preceding three years.
Nakatsukasa was a Research Associate in the School of Mathematics from 2011 to 2013, working with Professor Françoise Tisseur in the Numerical Analysis Group. Now at the University of Tokyo, he continues to collaborate with members of the group.
Manchester PhD theses have enjoyed previous successes in the Householder Prize, with an honourable mention for Professor Steve Mackey (now at Western Michigan University) in the 2008 Prize and the award of the 1987 Prize to Professor Nick Higham.
This year's prize was also awarded to Nicolas Gillis for a thesis written at Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
For further information, see Nakatsukasa's publications on MIMS EPrints.