Conference on Fast Direct Solvers

Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, Nov 9-11, 2018

Purdue CCAM (Center for Computational & Applied Mathematics) is hosting the 2018 Conference on Fast Direct Solvers on Nov 9-11, 2018 (Friday afternoon to Sunday). The location is:

STEW 314 (Stewart Center Room 314), Purdue University (map, Google map)

128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907

The purpose of the conference is to  discuss and exchange ideas on topics related to fast direct solvers, such as structured matrices and structured direct solvers, sparsity and data sparsity, high performance direct solvers, randomized algorithms, structured preconditioning, fast PDE and IE solvers, related applications, and other relevant subjects. The organizers are Jie Shen and Jianlin Xia. Partial travel support is expected to be provided to junior participants and students. Please check the registration page.


Talk slides of the speakers will be posted once the speakers send them in.


Invited Speakers


Contributed Speakers

 (With links to abstracts)

Contributed talks are welcome. To give a contributed talk, please include your talk information in your registration.




Scientific Committee

  • Gunnar Martinsson
  • Alex Pothen
  • Yousef Saad
  • Jie Shen
  • Jianlin Xia

For any questions, please email Jianlin Xia (). Please mention "Conference on Fast Direct Solvers" in the email title.