Leslie Greengard

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Dr. Leslie F. Greengard is an American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist.[1][2] He is co-inventor with Vladimir Rokhlin Jr. of the fast multipole method (FMM) in 1987, recognized as one of the top-ten algorithms of the 20th century.[1][3]

Short biography

Leslie Greengard was born in London, England, but grew up in the United States: in New York City, Boston, and New Haven. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Wesleyan University (1979), an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine (1987), and a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University (1987).[1][2]

Greengard has been the director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, an independent division of the New York University (NYU)[2][4] and is currently a professor of mathematics and computer science at Courant. He is also a professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering[5] and the director of the Simons Center for Data Analysis.[6]

Director at Center for Computational Biology at the Flatiron Institute.

He is the son of Paul Greengard and the nephew of actress Irene Kane, later known as Chris Chase, a writer and journalist.[7]

Awards and honors


  1. ^ a b c d "2001 Steele Prizes" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 48 (4): 404–407. April 2001. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Current NSSEFF Fellows - 2010 Fellows" (PDF). U.S. Department of Defense. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cipra, Barry (May 16, 2000). "The Best of the 20th Century: Editors Name Top 10 Algorithms". SIAM News. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 33 (4): 2. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ John Beckman (April 26, 2006). "NYU Names Mathematician Leslie Greengard As Director of Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences". NYU Today. New York University. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.poly.edu/academics/departments/electrical/people
  6. ^ https://www.simonsfoundation.org/simons-center-for-data-analysis/scda-staff
  7. ^ Clem Richardson (February 3, 2003). "A Nobel Patriarch 2000 Winner Head Of Talented Family". NYDailyNews.com. Daily News. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  8. ^ Newly Elected Members, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2016, retrieved 2016-04-20 
  9. ^ "Current NSSEFF Fellows - 2010 Fellows". U.S. Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "NAE Members Directory - Dr. Leslie Greengard". U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ "NAS Membership Directory". U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Arts & Science - 2004-2005 Faculty Honors and Awards". New York University. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Events - Previous Weekly Bulletins". Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. November 16, 2004. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Fellowship for Science and Engineering". David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Fellowship for Science and Engineering - Leslie F. Greengard". David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "Presidential Young Investigator Award: Rapid Numerical Algorithms for Scientific Computation". National Science Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship". National Science Foundation. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Awards - CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation". Council of Graduate Schools. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Hall of Scholars: past winners of the CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award". ProQuest. Archived from the original on 2010-12-05. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Doctoral Dissertation Award". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 

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