Paul M. Van Dooren received the engineering degree in computer science and the doctoral degree in applied sciences, both from the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium, in 1974 and 1979, respectively. He held research and teaching positions at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (1974-1979), the University of Southern California (1978-1979), Stanford University (1979-1980), the Australian National University (1984), Philips Research Laboratory Belgium (1980-1991), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991-1994),  Florida State University (1998) and the Universite Catholique de Louvain (1980-1991, 1994-now) where he is currently a professor of Mathematical Engineering.

Dr. Van Dooren received the IBM-Belgium Informatics Award in 1974, the Householder Award in 1981 and the SIAM Wilkinson Prize of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing in 1989. He is a Fellow of IEEE and of SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics). He received the Francqui Chair in Antwerp in 2010. He is an Associate Editor of several journals in numerical analysis and systems and control theory.  His main interests lie in the areas of numerical linear algebra, systems and control theory, and in numerical methods for large graphs and networks.  

Born 5 November 1950, in Tienen, Belgium

Education :
Engineer degree Computer Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, June 1974
Doctoral degree Applied Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, May 1979

Career/employment :

Sept.1974 - Feb.1978: Teaching and Research Assistant,
Department Computer Science, Kath.Univ.Leuven, Belgium

Apr.1978 - March 1979: Research Associate, Department
Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California, U.S.A.

Apr.1979 - July 1979: Teaching and Research Assistant, Department
Computer Science, Kath.Univ.Leuven, Belgium

Aug.1979 - July 1980: Postdoctoral Fellow Computer Science Department
and Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, U.S.A.

Jan.1985 - May 1985: Visiting Fellow Centre of Mathematical Analysis and
Department of Systems Engineering, Australian National University, Australia

Aug.1980 - June 1991 : Senior Scientist, Philips Research Laboratory, Belgium

Sept.1989 - July 1991 : Part-time Ass.Prof., Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Aug.1991 - Aug.1994 : Professor, ECE Dept., Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

Oct.1998 - Nov.1998 : Visiting Professor, Dept.Comp.Sc., Florida State University, U.S.A.

Sept.1994 - : Professor, Dept. Mathematical Engineering, Universite Catholique de Louvain

Honours, awards, Fellowships, Membership :

IBM Award for Informatics, Belgium 1974.
IWONL-IRSIA Study Visit Fellowship (Nov.1977)
NATO Study Visit Fellowship (Mar.1978)
Fulbright Fellow Stanford University, 1980.

Householder Award IV, 1981.
Wilkinson Prize of Scientific Computation, 1989.
IEEE Fellow, 2006.
SIAM Fellow, 2009.
Francqui Chair Antwerp 2010.
Editor-in-chief, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, SIAM Publ. (97-02)
Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, SIAM Publ. (93-96)
Associate Editor, Numerische Mathematik, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Senior Editor, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Elsevier, North  Holland.
Associate Editor, Systems & Control Letters, Elsevier, North Holland (83-91)
Associate Editor, Journal Comp.& Appl. Mathematics, Elsevier,  North Holland.
Associate Editor, Numerical Algorithms, Baltzer.
Associate Editor, Applied Mathematics Letters, Pergamon, Oxford.
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Press (93-96)
Associate Editor, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis
Associate Editor, Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems, Springer 
Chairman SIAM Special Interest Group on Linear Algebra (94-97)
Member SIAM, Member IEEE, Member ILAS.
SIAM Board of Trustees, 2001-2003