William Kahan

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William Morton Kahan
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Born (1933-06-05) June 5, 1933 (age 86)
NationalityCanadian
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Known forIEEE 754
Kahan summation algorithm
AwardsTuring Award (1989)
IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (2000)
National Academy of Engineering
ACM Fellow
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
Computer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
ThesisGauss-Seidel Methods Of Solving Large Systems Of Linear Equations (1958)
Doctoral advisorByron Alexander Griffith
Doctoral studentsJames Demmel

William Morton Kahan (born June 5, 1933) is a Canadian mathematician and computer scientist. He received the Turing Award in 1989 for "his fundamental contributions to numerical analysis." He was named an ACM Fellow in 1994, and added to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.

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