The goal of RandNLA is to design novel algorithms for numerical linear algebra problems by using randomization, e.g., random sampling and random projections. It is a topic that has received a great deal of interdisciplinary interest in recent years, with contributions coming from numerical linear algebra, theoretical computer science, scientific computing, statistics, optimization, data analysis, and machine learning, as well as application areas such as genetics, physics, astronomy, and internet modeling.

The summer school is designed to bring graduate students up to date on the state of the art in the theory, numerical aspects, and data analysis applications of RandNLA. Since RandNLA is quite interdisciplinary, students will be selected from a wide range of backgrounds. Thus the courses are designed to provide students with an overview of RandNLA and also an understanding of the complementary strengths and weaknesses that different traditional research areas bring to this new research area.

The sixth Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, hosted by the University of Patras, Greece, will take place at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi (ECCD), located in Delphi, Greece.

The Summer school is being organized by