Achi Brandt

Based on his vast experience in scientific computation, Prof. Achi Brandt brings visionary and inventive designs to the diverse algorithmic developments at VideoSurf. Brandt received an M.Sc. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1963 and a Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1965. Following postdoctoral studies at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, he joined the Weizmann Institute, where he went on to become a professor. At Weizmann he served as Head of the Pure Mathematics Department (1973-1975), Head of the Applied Mathematics Department (1978-1982) and Director of the Carl F. Gauss Minerva Center for Scientific Computation (1992-2004). Prof. Brandt has been a visiting scientist or professor at Stanford University, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, NASA Langley Research Center, Colorado State University and Colorado University at Denver, and currently holds a Professor in Residence position at the UCLA Department of Mathematics. He has received the Landau Prize in Mathematics (1978), the Rothschild Prize in Mathematics (1990) and the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (2005). The SIAM/ACM Prize, which is the highest international prize in this field, was established in 2003, and Brandt was its second winner (and first sole winner) ever. The citation for this prize reads that it was awarded to Prof. Brandt for “pioneering modern multilevel methods, from multigrid solvers for partial differential equations to multiscale techniques for statistical physics, and for influencing almost every aspect of contemporary computational science and engineering.”

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