About the Symposium

The Twentieth Householder Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra

General Information

The next Householder Symposium will be held from 18-23 June 2017 at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation, and participants are expected to attend the entire meeting. Applications are solicited from researchers in numerical linear and multi-linear algebra, matrix theory, including probabilistic algorithms, and related areas such as optimization, differential equations, signal and image processing, network analysis, data analytics, and systems and control. Each attendee is given the opportunity to present a talk or a poster. Some talks will be plenary lectures, while others will be shorter presentations arranged in parallel sessions. Cost of attending: $1000 for a shared room, $1400 for a private room, including food and lodging. Applications are due by 31 October 2016.

This meeting is the twentieth in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg Symposia, but now named in honor of its founder, Alston S. Householder, a pioneer of numerical linear algebra. As envisioned by Householder, the meeting is informal, emphasizing an intermingling of young and established researchers. The sixteenth Householder Prize for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear algebra since 1 January 2014 will be presented. Nominations are due by 31 January 2017.

The Householder Committee seeks a team to organize the 2020 Householder Symposium. Proposals are due on 1 April 2017.

Please direct any questions about the Householder Symposium to hhxx@vt.edu.


The Householder Symposium is organized by the Householder Committee, which is responsible for issuing invitations and designing the scientific program. Members serve a fixed term, with new appointments taking place at each Symposium. The Householder Prize Committee assesses nominations for the best thesis in numerical linear algebra over the past three years. The Local Organizing Committee handles site arrangements for the symposium.

Householder Committee

Local Organizing Committee, Virginia Tech

Householder Prize Committee

Householder XX Sponsors

The Householder Symposium is held in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.

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