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Prof. GANDER, Walter
Dipl.Math., Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science

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Walter Gander is Visiting Professor in Computer Science. He received his Diploma in mathematics from ETH Zürich in 1968. He received Ph.D. in mathematics in 1973, supervised by P. Henrici. He has been the Professor for numerical analysis and computer science at the engineering college Neu-Technikum Buchs; Visiting Scientist at Stanford University; Habilitation and Privatdozent for numerical analysis at ETHZ.

Prof. Gander was the head of the Institute of Scientific Computing from 1989 to 1997; the chairmen of the faculty of computer science from 1990-92; the head of the Swiss Supercomputer Initiative for acquiring the national supercomputer in Manno from 1989-1991 and also the chairman of the department and director of education of computer science Fall 1997 to Fall 2001.

Research Interests

  • Scientific computing, i.e. studying the solution of problems with the use of mathematics and computation
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Parallel Computing

Selected Publications

  • W. Gander, Computermathematik, Birkhäuser Basel, zweite Auflage 1992.
  • W. Gander, Computermathematik, Lösungen der Aufgaben mit PASCAL Programmen, Birkhäuser Basel, 1986.
  • W. Gander and J. Hrebicek, ed., Solving Problems in Scientific Computing using Maple and Matlab, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 1993, 2nd edition 1995, 3rd edition 1997, 4th edition 2004.
    Chinese edition by China Higer Education Press Beijing and Springer 1999.
    Portuguese edition by Editora Edgard Blücher Ltda., Sao Paulo, 2001.
    Russian edition of fourth edition: December 2005, Publisher Vassamedia, Minsk, Bjelarus.
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