Pete Stewart Elected to National Academy of Engineering
G.W. (Pete) Stewart, a faculty appointee in the ITL Mathematical and Computational
Sciences Division, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Stewart is
a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park, as well
as a Professor of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).
Stewart was cited for development of numerical algorithms and software widely
used in engineering computation. In particular, he is well known as an expert in
algorithms and perturbation theory for matrix computation. His books on this subject
have become standards in the classroom. He is one of the authors of the software
package LINPACK, which helped transform the field of mathematical software into a
discipline akin to engineering, and which spurred an explosion of mathematical software
development in the 1980s.
Stewart has been associated with NIST for nearly 25 years, passing on his
expertise by teaching shortcourses here, consulting with NIST staff, and participating in
the development of fundamental math software components.