The National Academy of Sciences recently published a biographical memoir of ICME founder, Gene Golub.
"Gene Howard Golub was the most influential person of his generation in the field of numerical analysis, in particular, in the area of matrix computation. This was a consequence not just of his extraordinary technical contributions but was also due to his clear writing, his influential treatise on matrix computation, his mentorship of a host of students and collaborators, his service as founder and editor of two journals, his leadership in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), his efforts to bring colleagues together in meetings and electronic forums, and his role as a research catalyst."
Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members, written by those who knew them or their work. These biographies provide personal and scholarly views of America’s most distinguished researchers and a biographical history of U.S. science.
Written by Dianne P. O'Leary, read the full memoir here: http://www.nasonline.org/…/biogr…/memoir-pdfs/golub-gene.pdf