The Alan Tayler Lecture 2016: Matrices of Data and Singular Values

On Monday 28th November 2016, St Catherine's College Oxford together with The Smith Institute, welcomed Gilbert Strang, Professor of Mathematics, MIT, to give the 2016 Alan Tayler Lecture entitled 'Matrices of Data and Singular Values'.

St Catherine's College has a long tradition in applied and industrial mathematics, and has hosted an annual series of lectures on Mathematics and its Applications since 1986. In 1995, the series was renamed in memory of Alan Tayler, in tribute to his efforts and achievements in this field. Alan was the first Fellow in applied mathematics to be appointed at St Catherine's. His lifelong commitment was to the practical application of mathematical ideas to problems in science and industry. His vision continues to inspire many national and international collaborations on the theme of mathematics-in-industry.

Strang8Gilbert Strang was an undergraduate at MIT and a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. His Ph.D. was from UCLA and since then he has taught at MIT. He has been a Sloan Fellow and a Fairchild Scholar and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Professor of Mathematics at MIT, an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Strang has published eleven books.

Review Professor Strang's slides from the 2016 Alan Tayler Lecture.

Read Jakob Blaavand's blog on Professor Strang's Alan Tayler Lecture.

Watch Professor Strang's recorded lectures on linear algebra.

Read a snippet on Image processing by Linear Algebra from Professor Strang's new book "Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fifth Edition (2016)".

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