G.W. "Pete" Stewart

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
2162 Iribe Center
(301) 405-2681
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Special Awards/Honors: 
National Academy of Engineering Member, SIAM Fellow

G.W. "Pete" Stewart is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of computer science.

Stewart is a world-renowned expert in computational linear algebra. He has made fundamental and highly cited advances in the analysis of rounding error in numerical computations, perturbation of eigensystems, generalized inverses, least squares problems, and matrix factorizations. He has developed efficient algorithms for the singular value decomposition, updating and downdating matrix factorizations, and the eigenproblem that are widely used in applications.

Stewart has published six textbooks, which are models of exposition that have educated multiple generations of researchers. His contributions have led to numerous honors, including election to the National Academy of Engineering and being named a SIAM Fellow.

Stewart received his doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 1968.

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Liu KJR, O'Leary DP, Stewart G.W, Wu Y-JJ.  1994.  URV ESPRIT for tracking time-varying signals. Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 42(12):3441-3448.


Liu KJR, O'Leary DP, Stewart G.W, Wu Y-JJ.  1993.  An adaptive ESPRIT based on URV decomposition. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1993. ICASSP-93., 1993 IEEE International Conference on. 4:37-40vol.4-37-40vol.4.



O'Leary DP, Stewart G.W, van de Geijn R.  1989.  Domino: A Transportable System for Parallel Processing. Parallel Processing and Medium-Scale Multiprocessors (Proceedings of a 1986 Conference)Parallel Processing and Medium-Scale Multiprocessors (Proceedings of a 1986 Conference).


O'Leary DP, Stewart G.W.  1987.  From Determinacy to Systaltic Arrays. Computers, IEEE Transactions on. C-36(11):1355-1359.




O'Leary DP, Stewart G.W, Vandergraft JS.  1979.  Estimating the Largest Eigenvalue of a Positive Definite Matrix. Mathematics of Computation. 33:1289-1292.

O'Leary DP.  1979.  Linear programming Problems Arising from Partial Differential Equations. Sparse Matrix Proceedings 1978Sparse Matrix Proceedings 1978.