background : professional and personal, and contact info

    research : sparse matrix algorithms and applied mathematics

    publications : articles and books

    software : SuiteSparse, a suite of sparse matrix algorithms

    matrices : the UF Sparse Matrix Collection

    classes : numerical methods, discrete math, sparse matrices

    news : press articles about my research

    poetry : mathematical and otherwise

    math + music + art : algorithmic art at

TEACHING SPRING 2016: CSCE 689, Sparse Matrix Algorithms, Tues & Thurs, 3:55pm-5:50pm, in 425A HRBB.   Click here for details.

above :  a force-directed graph visualization of one of the thousands of sparse matrices in my collection.  The image was created by my collaborator Yifan Hu at AT&T, and appears in an article by Co.Design.

A Bit of Orange and Blue Behind Google’s Colors, news video by GTN.  This video gives a brief introduction to my research and its impact.

Sparse Matrix Algorithms

a talk given at Stanford in June 2013.  This video goes an overview of my past, current, and future research.  For more videos, see my research, class, and matrix pages.

Faculty member of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, as of June 2014.  Courtesy faculty member in the Dept of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of Florida.

My lab has been designated by NVIDIA as a GPU Research Center at Texas A&M University; I serve as the Principal Investigator of this lab.

Contact:    office:  (979) 845 4094

Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, 425 H.R.Bright Building

Texas A&M University, 3112 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3112

Computer Science, Art, and Mathematics: a personal journey.

I gave this talk to a group of prospective undergraduate students.  I start with a general overview of Computer Science, and then discuss how my research fits into this framework.  I then showcase my hobby of creating art from music via mathematical algorithms.  You can see more of my artwork at