Zdenek Strakos - Curriculum Vitae

[Education] [Employment] [Stays Abroad] [Awards] [Grants] [Teaching Experience] [Professional Activities] [Thesis Advisor and Recent Collaborators] [References]



M.S. (Ing.) : Czech Technical University, Prague, 1981 (Mathematics)
Ph.D. (CSc.) : Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, 1986 (Computer Science)
Second doctorate (habilitation) : Czech Technical University, Prague, 1997 (Mathematics)
D.Sc. (DrSc.): Academy of Sciences of the Czech Rep., Prague, 2001 (Mathematics and Physics)
Professor: TU Liberec, 2002 (Tech. Cybernetics)


Sept. 2006 - present:  Charles University, Prague, Professor (Mathematics), from January 2010 full time.
Sept. 1981 - 2017:  Institute of Computer Science, Czech Academy of Sciences, from January 2010 till 2017 part time.

Sept. 1995 - 2000:  Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Visiting Associate Professor (Sept. 1995 - Aug. 1996, Aug. 1998 - Aug. 1999)
Visiting Professor (Sept. 1999 - Aug. 2000)
Adjunct Professor (Sept. 2000 - present)


Sep. 1981 - March 1990 : Ph.D. Student, Research Fellow.
March 1990 - June 1996 : Chair and vicechair (from July 92), Dept. of Num. Methods.
July 1996 - July 2000 : Chair of the Dept. of Applied Linear Algebra.
August 2000 - May 2003 : Chair of the Dept. of Computational Methods.
(In the academic years 91/92, 95/96, 98/99 and 99/2000 on leave.)
Jan. 2001 - June 2006:  Technical University Liberec
Associate Professor (Jan. 2001 - May 2002), Professor (May 2002 - June 2006)

Stays Abroad

Long term:  Emory University, Atlanta (August 1998 - August 2000, August 1995 - June 1996), Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, Univ. of Minnesota (Sept. 1991 - July 1992).
Short term:  Emory University, Atlanta (June 2011, November 2009, February 2006, May 2003, May 2001, May 1998, November 1997), TU Berlin (April 2011, August 2010, November 2009, November 2007, October 2005, December 2004, September 2004, February 2004, June 3003, January 2003),ETH Zurich (October 2010), Oxford University (January 2010, January 2009, January 2008), Universtity of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (December 2009, May 2009), Hong Kong Baptist University (February 2008), Hamburg University of Technology (December 2007), University of Maryland, College Park ( November 2005, June 2003, March 2000), IUC, Urbana-Champaign (May 2001), McGill University, Montreal (April 2000, December 1998, October 1997), Oak Ridge Natl. Laboratory (November 1998), University of Bielefeld (March 1998), University of Washington, Seattle (November 1997), CSCS/SCSC ETH Zurich (September 1997, April 1997), IAN C.N.R. Pavia (May 1997), TU Freiberg (October 1996), Linkoping University (September 1996, May 1994, October 1993), Stanford University (March 1996, June 1993, July 1992), University of Utrecht (June 1995), Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (June 1993, August 1990), Politechnica di Milano (January 1993), University of Bergamo (January 1991).


Golden Memorial Medal of the Charles University, 2017.

Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 2014.

Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merits in Mathematical Sciences. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2013.

Medal of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for achievements in high education in the Czech Republic and work in the Accrediation Commission (2nd degree), 2012.

Annual award of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, together with M. Tuma and M. Rozloznik, 2006.

SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) Prize "Most outstanding paper in applicable linear algebra published in the years 1991-93" (together with A. Greenbaum; also R. Freund and N. Nachtigal), 1994.

Support for the 10 month participation in the Applied Linear Algebra Year, IMA, University of Minnesota, Sept. 1991 - June 1992.

Major projects

ERC-CZ project LL1202:
Implicitly constituted material models: from theory through model reduction to efficient numerical methods (MORE), 2012-2017.

Charles University in Prague:
University Center for Mathematical Modeling, Applied Analysis and Computational Mathematics (MathMac), 2012-2016.


NSF Grant INT-9218024:
Iterative Methods for Nonsymmetric Linear Systems and Eigenvalue Problems ( joint project with Anne Greenbaum), June 1993 - June 1996.
Academy of Sc. of the Czech Rep. Grant 23007:
Convergence and Stability of the Conjugate Gradient Type Methods for Solving Linear Systems and Computing Eigenvalues, Jan. 1991 - Dec. 1993.
Academy of Sc. of the Czech Rep. Grant 230401:
Numerical Solution of Linear Algebraic Systems with Applications to Nonlinear Problems, Jan. 1994 - Dec. 1996.
Academy of Sc. of the Czech Rep. Grant A2030706:
Preconditioned Iterative Methods for Linear Algebraic Systems, Jan. 1997 - Dec. 1999.
Supervisor for the Grant 201/98/P108, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic.
NSF Grant DMS-9802919 (Applied Mathematics, PI Anne Greenbaum):
Preconditioned Iterative Methods for Large Linear Systems, Sept. 1998 - Aug. 2001.
CNR Italy - Czech Ministry of Education Grant:
Iterative methds for Solutions of Linear Systems, PI Mario Arioli and Zdenek Strakos, 1998-2001.
GACR Grant 201/02/0595:
Mathematical theory of iterative processes with applications, 2002-2004.
Program Information Society Project 1ET400300415:
Modeling and Simulation of Complex Technical Problems, 2004-2008.
GAAV Grant IAA100300802:
Theory of Krylov subspace methods and its relationship to other mathematical disciplines, 2008-2012.


Matrix Iterative Methods I, Charles University, Prague.
J. Liesen and Z. Strakos, Krylov Subspace Methods, Principles and Analysis,  Oxford University Press, 2012, 408p;
W. Hackbusch, Iterative Solution of Large Sparse Systems of Equations, Springer-Verlag, 1994, 429p.;
Y. Saad, Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems, SIAM Publications, 2003, 528p.;
Y. V. Vorobyev, Method of Moments in Applied Mathematics, Gordon and Breach Sci. Publ., 1965, 165p.

Foundations of Numerical Mathematics, Charles University in Prague.
Literature: J. Duintjer Tebbens, I. Hnetynkova, M. Plesinger, Z. Strakos and P. Tichy, Analysis of Matrix Computations I, Matfyzpress, Prague, 2012, 328 p.;
A. Greenbaum and T. P. Chartier, Numerical Methods, Princeton University Press, 2012, 454 p.

Research Seminar Modelling of materials: theory, model reduction and efficient numerical methods


Topics in Numerical Linear Algebra, Charles University, Prague.
Numerical Linear Algebra, Charles University, Prague.
Numerical Methods of Algebra, Technical University Liberec.
Parallel Computer Architectures, Czech Technical University, Prague.
Perturbation Theory and Numerical Stability, Czech Technical University, Prague.
Advanced Numerical Linear Algebra, Czech Technical University, Prague.
Multivariable Calculus (Math211), Emory University, Atlanta.
Differential Equations (Math212), Emory University, Atlanta.
Numerical Analysis (Math315), Emory University, Atlanta.
Abstract Vector Spaces (Math321), Emory University, Atlanta.
Numerical Analysis I (Math515), Emory University, Atlanta.
Numerical Analysis II (Math516), Emory University, Atlanta.
Directed Study (Math556, Math797R), Emory University, Atlanta. 
Supervisor and consultant of ten Ph.D. students (seven completed), eight M.S. students (eight completed), three B.S. student (three completed).

Main Professional Activities

Member of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant Evaluation Panel (PE6), 2008 - 2014, Chair of the Panel 2014-2015.
Member of the Applied Mathematics Committee of the European Mathematical Society (EMS), 2010 - 2017. Member and Vicechair of the EMS Meetings Committee, 2018 - present.
Member of the EMS Publishing House Scientific Advisory Board, 2015-present
Member of the International Householder Committee, 2005 - 2014.
Member of the ICIAM 2015 Scientific Program Committee, 2013 - 2015.
Member of the SIAM LA 2015 Scientific Program Committee, 2014 -2015.
Member of the Scientific Board of the Foundation Neuron, 2013-2017.
Member of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize Committee, 1999-2000,
Member of the Screening Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University, 1998/99 and 1999/2000.
Member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), SIAG on Linear Algebra, SIAG on Supercomputing, the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS), the GAMM Activity Group Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra, the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Union of the Czech and Slovak Mathematicians and Physicists.

Member of the Editorial Boards

ICIAM Newsletter DIANOIA, 2013-present;
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX), 1996-2005; 
Linear Algebra and Its Applications(LAA), 2005-present;
LAA Special Issue in honor of Miroslav Fiedler, Volume 421, issues 2+3, 2007;
Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA), 2000-present; 
ETNA Special Volume (31, 2008) "Computational Methods with Applications" devoted to the meeting held in Harrachov, August 2007, http://www.cs.cas.cz/~harrachov;
Guest editor of BIT, Volume 23 Supplement 2003, Special issue devoted to the meeting Computational Linear Algebra with Applications, Milovy, August 2002, http://www.cs.cas.cz/~milovy.

Co-organizer and member of international program commitees of several international conferences, in particular: IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, Birmingham, September 2010; Computational Methods with Applications, Harrachov, August 2007; ERCIM WG Workshop on Matrix Computations in Statistics, Prague, August 2004; COMPSTAT 2004, Prague, August 2004; IMET 2004, May 2004; Computational Linear Algebra with Applications, Milovy, August 2002; International Workshop on Iterative Methods, Milovy, June 1997; Algoritmy 2005, Podbanske, Slovakia, March 2005; Conference Commemorating 50 years of Conjugate Gradients, Zurich, February 2002.

Thesis Advisor (ICS AS CR Praha):
V. Sebesta
Collaborators over past 4 years:
J. Liesen, P. Malek, G. Meurant, P. Tichy, I. Hnetynkova, M. Vohralik, P. Jiranek, M. Plesinger.


D. Duffus, Emory University, Dept. of Mathematics and CS, Atlanta, GA 30322, U.S.A.
M. Eiermann, Institut fur Angewandte Mathematik II, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, 09569 Freiberg, Germany,
A. Greenbaum, Math. Dept., Box 350354, University of Washington, Seattle,WA, U.S.A.
M. H. Gutknecht, CSCS/SCSC, ETH Zurich, ETH Zentrum, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
G. Meurant, CEA/DIF, BP 12, Bruyeres-le-Chatel, F-91680, France
N. J. Higham, University of Manchester, School of Mathematics, Sackville St., Manchester, M60 1QD, UK
V. L. Mehrmann, Dept. of Mathematics, Technical University of Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
D. P. O`Leary, University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, 4172 A.V. Williams Building, College Park, MD 20742, U.S.A.
M. Overton, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,NYU, 251 Mercer St. New York, NY 10012, U.S.A.
C. C. Paige, Dept. of Comp. Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7
B. N. Parlett, Dept. of Comp. Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A.
V. Rodl, Emory University, Dept. of Mathematics and CS, Atlanta, GA 30322, U.S.A.
P. M. Van Dooren, CESAME, Avenue Georges Lemaitre, B - 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium.
N. L. Trefethen, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD, UK.