Gilbert Strang

William Gilbert Strang (born November 27, 1934[1]), usually known as simply Gilbert Strang or Gil Strang, is an American mathematician, with contributions to finite element theory, the calculus of variations, wavelet analysis and linear algebra. He has made many contributions to mathematics education, including publishing seven mathematics textbooks and one monograph. Strang is the MathWorks Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2] He teaches Introduction to Linear Algebra and Computational Science and Engineering and his lectures are freely available through MIT OpenCourseWare.

W. Gilbert Strang
Born (1934-11-27) November 27, 1934
NationalityUnited States
Alma materMIT (S.B.)
Balliol College, Oxford (M.A.)
UCLA (Ph.D.)
AwardsChauvenet Prize (1977)
Scientific career
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ThesisDifference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems (1959)
Doctoral advisorPeter K. Henrici
Doctoral studentsHermann Flaschka


University positions

Awards and honors



Books and monographs

  1. Linear Algebra and Learning from Data (2019)[8]
  2. Calculus (2017)
  3. Introduction to Linear Algebra (2016)
  4. Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (2014)
  5. Essays in Linear Algebra (2012)
  6. Algorithms for Global Positioning, with Kai Borre (2012)
  7. An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, with George Fix (2008)
  8. Computational Science and Engineering (2007)
  9. Linear Algebra and Its Applications (2005)
  10. Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS, with Kai Borre (1997)
  11. Wavelets and Filter Banks, with Truong Nguyen (1996)
  12. Introduction to Applied Mathematics. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley-Cambridge Press. 1986. pp. xii+758. MR 0870634.

See also


  1. Roselle, D. P. (1977). "Award of the 1977 Chauvenet Prize to Professor Gilbert Strang". The American Mathematical Monthly. 84 (6): 417. CiteSeerX JSTOR 2321898.
  2. "MIT announces Professor Gilbert Strang as the first MathWorks Professor of Mathematics". Cambridge, MA: MIT News. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  3. Edelman, Alan; Strang, Gilbert (2004). "Pascal matrices". Amer. Math. Monthly: 189–197. doi:10.2307/4145127.
  4. "Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award".
  5. "SIAM Fellows".
  6. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
  7. "Leadership | SIAM". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  8. "Linear Algebra and Learning from Data". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
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