G. W. Stewart






Final Announcement

A Conference in Honor of G.W. Stewart

on the occasion of his 60th Birthday



A conference in honor of G. W. (Pete) Stewart on the occasion of his 60th birthday is to be held on Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, 2000. Pete will turn 60 on October 1, 2000. The conference will be located at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, where Pete has been working for the last 25+ years. The tentative times for the meeting are 1:00pm Friday through 1:00pm Saturday, with a banquet Friday evening.

The meeting will be comprised of invited talks divided into two sets. The first set of talks will be devoted to reviews and highlights of Pete's work over the years in matrix theory and computations. In the second set of talks, each speaker will give a talk in depth on a specific subject, with direct or indirect connections to Pete's own work. A banquet in Pete's honor will be held on Friday night, Professor Robert Funderlic will be the leading banquet speaker.

While we can only accommodate a limited number of invited talks, participants are encouraged to present posters on their work related to the topic of the conference. The poster session will be scheduled sometime on Saturday.

The conference committees are as follows:

Organizing Committee:

Robert van de Geijn (Chair)


Bob Funderlic

North Carolina State Univ.

Misha Kilmer

Tufts Univ.

Xiaobai Sun

Duke Univ.

Local Committee:

Dianne O'Leary

Univ. of Maryland

Howard Elman

Univ. of Maryland

Confirmed speakers:


A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference at the Quality Inn, 7200 Baltimore Blvd in College Park -- the DEADLINE is SEPT. 20, 2000. For reservations, either call Sara Radjou at 301-864-5820 X7606 or email her at QISALES@aol.com. For more details, see the the conference web page. This is homecoming weekend at the University of Maryland, so do not forget to make reservations!

If you plan on attending the conference, please register electronically. Those who have already contacted us are also encouraged to register through the below mentioned WebPages. The registration fee for the conference is $25, including the banquet.

For additional information on the conference, please visit the conference web site:


Details will follow in subsequent announcements and will be found at the web site. Questions concerning the conference may be sent to stewart2000@cs.utexas.edu.

For those planning to attend the ILAS-2000 in Raleigh, NC on Oct.23, there will be enough time to travel there from Maryland (or Washington D.C.).


Payment for the registration fee can be in cash or by credit card. For advance registration fax the following information to Cecilia Kullman, UMIACS, University of Maryland:

Fax number: (301) 314-9658. Please ask to charge $25 registration fee for the Stewart meeting.