Leslie Greengard

Dr. Leslie F. Greengard is an American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist.[1][2] He is co-inventor with Vladimir Rokhlin Jr. of the fast multipole method (FMM) in 1987, recognized as one of the top-ten algorithms of the 20th century.[1][3]

Short biography

Leslie Greengard was born in London, England, but grew up in the United States: in New York City, Boston, and New Haven. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Wesleyan University (1979), an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine (1987), and a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University (1987).[1][2]

Greengard has been the director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, an independent division of the New York University (NYU)[2][4] and is currently a professor of mathematics and computer science at Courant. He is also a professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering[5] and the director of the Simons Center for Data Analysis.[6]

The former Director at Center for Computational Biology at the Flatiron Institute, as of October 2018 he is assuming the directorship of the new Center of Computational Mathematics at the Institute.[7]

He is the son of Paul Greengard and the nephew of actress Irene Kane, later known as Chris Chase, a writer and journalist.[8]

Awards and honors


  1. "2001 Steele Prizes" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 48 (4): 404–407. April 2001. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  2. "Current NSSEFF Fellows - 2010 Fellows" (PDF). U.S. Department of Defense. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
  3. Cipra, Barry Arthur (May 16, 2000). "The Best of the 20th Century: Editors Name Top 10 Algorithms". SIAM News. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 33 (4): 2. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
  4. John Beckman (April 26, 2006). "NYU Names Mathematician Leslie Greengard As Director of Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences". NYU Today. New York University. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
  5. http://www.poly.edu/academics/departments/electrical/people
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. https://www.simonsfoundation.org/2018/10/01/ccm-launch/
  8. Clem Richardson (February 3, 2003). "A Nobel Patriarch 2000 Winner Head Of Talented Family". NYDailyNews.com. Daily News. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  9. Newly Elected Members, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2016, retrieved 2016-04-20
  10. "Current NSSEFF Fellows - 2010 Fellows". U.S. Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
  11. "NAE Members Directory - Dr. Leslie Greengard". U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
  12. "NAS Membership Directory". U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  13. "Arts & Science - 2004-2005 Faculty Honors and Awards". New York University. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
  14. "Events - Previous Weekly Bulletins". Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. November 16, 2004. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
  15. Greengard, Leslie; Sun, Xiaobai (1998). "A new version of the fast Gauss transform". Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. ICM Berlin, 1998, vol. III. pp. 575–584.
  16. "Fellowship for Science and Engineering". David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  17. "Fellowship for Science and Engineering - Leslie F. Greengard". David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  18. "Presidential Young Investigator Award: Rapid Numerical Algorithms for Scientific Computation". National Science Foundation. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  19. "Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship". National Science Foundation. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  20. "Awards - CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation". Council of Graduate Schools. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  21. "Hall of Scholars: past winners of the CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award". ProQuest. Archived from the original on 2010-12-05. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  22. "Doctoral Dissertation Award". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
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