Stanford's Faculty Pioneers
Stanford\'s Faculty Pioneers in Scientific Computing
Stanford has played a key role in the development of scientific computing, with a legacy that goes back to the 1950\'s. A number of major contributors to this fundamentally important area have spent significant portions of their careers at Stanford.
George Forsythe (1917-1972):
George Forsythe was the founder of the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and an early proponent of the key role that numerical mathematics and computing would play in the scientific and engineering worlds.
Joseph Oliger (1941-2006):
Joe Oliger helped develop the early use of high-speed computers for weather forecasting and mathematical research, and contributed a number of key ideas to the area of numerical solution of partial differential equations.
Gene Golub (1932-2007):
Gene Golub joined the Computer Science Department soon after its formation. He served as department chair 1981-1984, and founded the successful SCCM program, which paved the way for iCME.