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Scholarly Interest Report
Mark Patrick Embree
Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • B.S. (1996) Mathematics Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • B.S. (1996) Computer Science Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • D.Phil. (2000) Numerical Analysis Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
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Research Areas
 Numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, spectral theory.
Teaching Areas
 Matrix analysis and numerical analysis
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

M. Embree, J. A. Sifuentes, K. M. Soodhalter, D. B. Szyld, and F. Xue "Short-term recurrence Krylov subspace methods for nearly-Hermitian matrices." SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl., 33 (2012) : 480-500.


R. Carden and M. Embree "Ritz value localization for non-Hermitian matrices." SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl., 33 (2012) : 1320-1338.


S. J. Cox, M. Embree, and J. M. Hokanson "One can hear the composition of a string: experiments with an inverse eigenvalue problem." SIAM Review, 54 (2012) : 157-178.


D. Damanik, M. Embree, and A. Gorodetski "Spectral properties of Schrodinger operators arising in the study of quasicrystals." Directions in Aperiodic OrderSubmitted


J. A. Sifuentes, M. Embree, and R. B. Morgan "The stability of GMRES convergence, with application to approximate de ation preconditioning." SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl.Submitted

 Refereed conference papers

A. Saterbak, M. Embree, and M. Oden " Client-Based Projects in Freshman Design." In American Society of Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Paper AC 2012-4037 (2012)

 Invited Talks

Invited Speaker.  "Inverse Problems for Non-Self-Adjoint Operators." Western Michigan University, Mathematics Department Colloquium, Kalamazoo, MI. (October 2012)


Invited Speaker.  "Pseudospectra and Nonnormal Dynamical Systems." 4th Elgersburg School, Elgersburg, Germany,. (March 2012)


Invited Speaker.  "Ritz Value Localization for Non-Hermitian Matrices." SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, Valencia, Spain. (June 2012)


Invited Speaker.  "Untangling Social Networks and Finding Favorite Films with Modern Matrix Theory." Western Michigan University, Pi Mu Epsilon Public Lecture, Kalamazoo, MI. (October 2012)

Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, SIAM Fundamental of Algorithms book series. (2012 - 2012)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Charles Puelz, M.A. Improved Spectral Calculations for Discrete Schroedinger Operators. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rice University (2012)