Conference on Fast Direct Solvers (Online)

Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, October 23-24, 2021

Purdue CCAM (Center for Computational & Applied Mathematics) is hosting the 2021 Conference on Fast Direct Solvers on October 23-24, 2021. The conference will be held online via Zoom. To obtain the Zoom information, please register.


Organizers: Jie Shen, Jianlin Xia


Invited Speakers


Contributed Speakers

To give a contributed talk, please include your talk information in the registration form. (The current schedule is full.)

  • Pablo Brubeck, University of Oxford (Abstract)
  • Chao Chen, University of Texas at Austin (Abstract)
  • Manki Cho, University of Houston - Clear Lake (Abstract)
  • Alice Cortinovis, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Abstract)
  • Daniel Fortunato, Flatiron Institute (Abstract)
  • Robert Krasny, University of Michigan (Abstract)
  • Mikhail Lepilov, Purdue University (Abstract)
  • Jun Liu, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Abstract)
  • Stefano Massei, Eindhoven University of Technology (Abstract)
  • Xiaofeng Ou, Purdue University (Abstract)
  • Vivak Patel, University of Wisconsin -- Madison (Abstract)
  • Nick Polydorides, University of Edinburgh, UK (Abstract)
  • Carmen Scalone, University of L'Aquila (Abstract)
  • Tianyi Shi, Cornell University (Abstract)
  • Thijs Steel, KU Leuven (Abstract)
  • Daria Sushnikova, NYU (Abstract)
  • Alex Townsend, Cornell University (Abstract)
  • Heather Wilber, University of Texas at Austin (Abstract)
  • Yuanzhe Xi, Emory University (Abstract)
  • Xin Xing, University of California, Berkeley (Abstract)
  • Yong Zhang, Tianjin University (Abstract)
  • Shan Zhao, University of Alabama (Abstract)


Conference Themes

  • Structured matrices and structured direct solvers
  • Sparsity and data sparsity
  • Randomized numerical linear algebra
  • High performance direct solvers and matrix factorizations
  • Structured preconditioning and FMM solvers
  • Fast PDE and IE solvers
  • Applications to data science and other fields
  • Other relevant subjects



We are very grateful to Purdue CCAM and NSF for providing the original support for an in-person conference that was postponed due to COVID.


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