Linear Algebra – ICME Summer Workshops 2020

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Event Details:

* Due to COVID-19, this year workshops will be offered online only

ICME offers a variety of summer workshops to students, ICME partners, and the wider community. This year’s series of day-long workshops is happening from August 17-22, 2020, as detailed below. All workshops are from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm (made of several sessions separated by time for breaks).
These are full-day workshops – you can register for one workshop per day only.
Please check our website for updated course descriptions and instructor bios, and soon registration dates.  

Linear Algebra

Matrix computations/linear algebra are the backbone of data science algorithms. If your linear algebra is rusty, or if you are not familiar with critical concepts (including orthogonal decompositions and least squares), then this workshop is for you. In the morning, we will cover basic ideas in linear algebra (matrix-vector manipulations, norms, subspaces and solving matrix-vector systems). In the afternoon, we will discuss more advanced concepts including QR decompositions and the SVD.

About the Instructor: Professor Margot Gerritsen is Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and Co-Director of Women in Data Science (WiDS). From 2010 to 2018, she served as the Director of ICME. She received her Ph.D. in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics at Stanford in 1997. After five years as faculty member at the University of Auckland, she returned to Stanford in 2001. Her primary appointment is in Energy Resources Engineering. Margot specializes in computational modeling of fluid flow processes, with emphasis on reservoir simulation. She teaches several of the ICME core and service courses in numerical analysis and linear algebra, as well as courses in renewable energy and reservoir simulation. 

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