Ortega, James M.

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ORTEGA, James M.

ORTEGA, James M. American, b. 1932. Genres: Information science/ Computers. Career: U.S. Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, FL, data analyst, 195456; Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, programmer, 1956-58, mathematician, 1962-63; Bellcomm Inc., Washington, DC, mathematician, 1963-64; University of Maryland at College Park, assistant professor, 1964- 66, associate professor, 1966-69, professor of computer science and applied mathematics, 1969-73; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, director of Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering, 1972-77; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, professor of mathematics and department head, 1977-79; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Charles Henderson Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 1979-, head of applied mathematics and computer science, 1979-84, associate dean of engineering and applied science, 1980-82, head of applied mathematics, 1984-89, director of Institute for Parallel Computation, 1990-, head of computer science, 1993- 96. Awesome Computing Inc., president, 1986-91. University of California, San Diego, visiting professor, 1971-72. National Research Council, member of U.S. Army Basic Research Committee, 1976-79; National Bureau of Standards, member of evaluation panel for Applied Mathematics Division, 1976-79; National Science Foundation, member of Science and Technology Centers Advisory Committee, 1990-. Publications: (with W. Rheinboldt) Iterative Solution of Nonlinear Equations in Several Variables, 1970; (ed. with Rheinholdt) Studies in Numerical Analysis, Volume II, 1970; Numerical Analysis: A Second Course, 1972; (ed.) Scientific Computing and Computer Science, 1976; (with W. Poole) Introduction to Numerical Methods for Differential Equations, 1981; Matrix Theory: A Second Course, 1987; Introduction to Parallel and Vector Solution of Linear Systems, 1988; (with G. Golub) Scientific Computing and Differential Equations, 1991; (with Golub) Scientific Computing: An Introduction with Parallel Computing, 1993; An Introduction to Fortran for Scientific Computing, 1994. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to scientific journals. Address: Department of Computer Science, Thornton Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, U.S.A.