Biography

Margaret H. Wright

Mathematical Sciences
New York University, New York, NY


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 with the Computing Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
(formerly AT&T Bell Laboratories), where she was named a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1993 and a Bell Labs Fellow in 1999.

She received her B.S. in Mathematics, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, from Stanford University. Her research interests include optimization, linear algebra, numerical and scientific computing, and scientific and engineering applications.

She was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 1997 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. During 1995-1996 she served as president of the
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She is chair of the Advisory Committee on Advanced Scientific Computing for the US Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Wright is Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Review, as well as an associate editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, the SIAM Journal on Optimization, and Mathematical Programming.