Catherine E. Powell's research page

Research interests

My research is mainly concerned with numerical linear algebra for solving sparse, structured systems of equations arising in finite element discretisations of partial differential equations. I am currently interested in numerical methods, efficient solvers and preconditioners for PDEs with random data.


An Introduction to Computational Stochastic PDEs. G. Lord, C.E. Powell and T. Shardlow. To appear, May 2014. Pre-order



Most of the following pieces of work can be obtained from journals or as preprints. Copies of papers which have no active links can be obtained from me by sending me an e-mail and asking nicely.

Past Research Projects