Gene Golub Memorial Day 2017

Biography - Prof. Gene H. Golub

Prof. Gene H. Golub (February 29, 1932 - November 16, 2007), former Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, was a leading pioneer in the field of numerical analysis, creating algorithms and software that allowed researchers to run large engineering and science calculations effectively on computers. In 1964, together with William Kahan and Christian Reinsch, he created an algorithm to compute the Singular Value Decomposition, or SVD, which will forever be an essential computational tool. Prof. Gene Golub received an honorary doctorate from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2002.