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Personal Profile of Dr. Margaret H. H. Wright

Dr. Margaret H. H. Wright
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Home Page: http://www.ams.org/careers/mwright.html

Margaret H. Wright is Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and Chair of the Computer Science Department in the Courant Institute, New York University. From 1988-2001 she was a researcher with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T Bell Laboratories).

She received her BS in Mathematics, and her MS and PhD in Computer Science, from Stanford University. Her research interests include optimization, linear algebra, numerical and scientific computing, and scientific and engineering applications. She received a Doctorate in Mathematics honoris causa from the University of Waterloo in 2003.

Wright was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001, and as an inaugural Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) in 2002. She was named a Bell Labs Fellow in 1999. During 1995 and 1996 she served as president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She received the Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession from SIAM in 2000 and the Award for Distinguished Public Service from the American Mathematical Society in 2001.

She chairs the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee for the Office of Science, Department of Energy, and was recently a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Cyber Infrastructure for the National Science Foundation. She is editor-in-chief of SIAM Review and an associate editor of the "SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing," the "SIAM Journal on Optimization," and "Mathematical Programming."

Current/Future Committee Membership
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Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex-officio (SAC Co-Chair) Apr 01, 1999 Apr 01, 2001
Board of Trustees Dec 05, 2001 Mar 01, 2006
Evaluation Committee Chair Mar 01, 2003 Mar 01, 2005
Scientific Advisory Committee Co-Chair (4/1/99 - 4/1/01) Apr 01, 1996 Apr 01, 2001
Steering Committee Apr 01, 1999 Apr 01, 2001
  1. Workshop Nonlinear Estimation and Classification

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    Mar 29, 2001
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      Where does mainstream optimization fit?
    Margaret H. Wright (New York University, Courant Institute)