ILAS Special Lectures/Support

Special Lectures at ILAS conferences:

LAA Lecture series at ILAS conferences

There are many areas of pure and applied mathematics which have close connections to linear algebra. These may heavily use results from linear algebra. In turn, problems raised by such fields have led to important new developments in linear algebra. Examples of such fields are: probability and the theory of Markov chains, statistics, the theory of mixed volumes, approximation theory, operator theory or operator algebras, the theory of algebras, systems and control, and so forth.

The LAA lecturer will present some part of an area of close connection to linear algebra in a talk that focuses on the impact of linear algebra on that area. Or they might present an area of linear algebra where problems and their solutions were motivated by an area of close connection.

The lecture is to be given once every two or three years at an ILAS meeting designated by the ILAS executive committee.

For each lecture, the ILAS president shall appoint a committee consisting of at least three ILAS members to select a lecturer.

These lectures are funded by generous gifts from Elsevier, publisher of the journal Linear Algebra and its Applications (LAA).

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LAMA Lecture Series at ILAS Conferences

Since 2005 each ILAS Conference has included a Linear and Multilinear Algebra (LAMA) Lecture as a special plenary lecture. These lectures have been funded by Taylor and Francis, publisher of LAMA. In 2022 Taylor and Francis has given ILAS a generous gift, establishing an endowment fund for this series of lectures. The lecturers of this series are selected by the organizing committee of the ILAS conference in conjunction with the Editors-in-Chief of LAMA.

SIAG/LA Lecture Series at ILAS Conferences

Each ILAS Conference includes a SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) Lecture as a special plenary lecture. These lectures are funded under an agreement with SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics). The lecturers of this series are selected by the officers of SIAG/LA.

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Invited Speakers at ILAS Meetings

LAA Early Career Speakers

The LAA Early Career Speakers are funded through generous donations by Elsevier, the publisher of the journal Linear Algebra and its Applications. This support started in 2017 and continues at upcoming ILAS Conferences. These Early Career Speakers are jointly selected by the organizers of the corresponding ILAS Conferences and the Executive Committee of ILAS according to the quality of their research and their potential for becoming successful linear algebra researchers in the future.

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ILAS lectures/support at non-ILAS conferences:

ILAS Support for non-ILAS Conferences

(see also Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture)

The ILAS Board reviews proposals and decides which, if any, will receive support, and how much that support will be.

Electronic requests are preferred and should be sent to the president of ILAS.

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Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture

The Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund was established with a generous donation from ILAS’s founding President, Hans Schneider. Additional contributions to the Fund are welcome.

The fund supports one speaker per year to give a lecture on linear algebra (and possibly its applications to or connections with a related discipline) at a non-ILAS meeting. The Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture is one of ILAS’s signature programmes. Consequently, the Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture will be given by a researcher with strong expository skills whose work represents linear algebra at its highest level.

Each year, the ILAS Board of Directors will evaluate proposals for ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings. The top ranked proposal will be identified as the Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture. In any given year, the Board may determine that no speaker be designated as the Hans Schneider ILAS Lecturer.

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Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA Lecture

The Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA Lecture honors the legacy of Israel Gohberg, whose research crossed borders between operator theory, linear algebra, and related fields. This lecture is in collaboration with the International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications (IWOTA), an institution that was founded by Gohberg. This series of lectures will be delivered at IWOTA and ILAS Conferences, in different years, in the approximate ratio two-thirds at IWOTA and one-third at ILAS. These lectures are funded by the Israel Gohberg ILAS-IWOTA Lecture Fund, which has received generous donations from individuals and from Springer International Publishing AG, publisher of the Springer/Birkhäuser Verlag book series Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, and the Birkhäuser Journal Integral Equations and Operator Theory.

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ILAS Lecture at the Joint Mathematics Meetings

The ILAS Lecture at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) was instituted in 2020 with the planned first occurrence at the JMM 2022 in Seattle, WA. This lecture occurs on an annual basis.

The president shall appoint, in consultation with the ILAS Executive Board, a committee consisting of at least four ILAS members to recommend a lecturer to the ILAS Executive Board. The ILAS President will also serve on this committee ex-officio. The committee shall serve for the duration of the president’s term.

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ILAS Lecture Series at SIAM Applied Linear Algebra Conferences

As part of an agreement with Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), ILAS funds two plenary lectures in each SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (SIAM ALA), a triennial series of conferences organized by the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA). The lecturers of this series are selected by the ILAS Board.

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