Alan Stuart Edelman (born June 1963) is an American mathematician and computer scientist. He is a professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) where he leads a group in applied computing. In 2004 he founded a business, Interactive Supercomputing, which was later acquired by Microsoft. Edelman is a fellow of American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for his contributions in numerical linear algebra, computational science, parallel computing, and random matrix theory, and he is one of the cocreators of the technical programming language Julia.
Alan Edelman  

Born  June 1963 (age 58) Brooklyn, New York 
Nationality  American 
Alma mater  MIT, Yale University 
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Institutions  MIT 
Thesis  Eigenvalues and Condition Numbers of Random Matrices (1989) 
Doctoral advisor  Lloyd N. Trefethen^{[3]} 
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Website  math 
An alumnus of Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, Edelman received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from Yale University in 1984, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from MIT in 1989 under the direction of Lloyd N. Trefethen. Following a year at Thinking Machines Corporation, and at CERFACS^{[4]} in France, Edelman went to U.C. Berkeley as a Morrey Assistant Professor and Levy Fellow, 1990–93. He joined the MIT faculty in applied mathematics in 1993.
Edelman's research interests include highperformance computing, numerical computation, linear algebra, and stochastic eigenanalysis (random matrix theory).
A Sloan fellow, Edelman received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Career award in 1995. He has received numerous awards, among them the Gordon Bell Prize and Householder Prize (1990), the Chauvenet Prize (1998),^{[8]} the Edgerly Science Partnership Award (1999), the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize (2000), and the Lester R. Ford Award,^{[9]} (2005, with Gilbert Strang).
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