Serge G. Petiton
Serge G. Petiton

Serge G. Petiton

Current Position: Professor, Ecole Universitaire des Ingenieurs de Lille

Joint Appointments: Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille,, URA CNRS 369

and Laboratoire Applications Scientifiques pour le Calcul Intensif, UPR CNRS 9029

Academic Degrees: Habilitation, Ph.D., Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, 1993 and 1988.

Post Doctoral Student at Yale University, 1989-1990.

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Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, LIFL

Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, USTL
Cite Scientifique, M3
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq, FRANCE
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Guy Edjlali, Serge Petiton, and Nahid Emad.

"Interleaved Parallel Hybrid Arnoldi Method for a Parallel Machine and a Network of Workstations", presented at the ISAS96 Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, July 1996.

Research Interests:

Parallel Algorithms and Data Structures

Iterative Linear Algebra

Parallel Sparse Scientific Computing

The MAP project

The main goal of the MAP (from the french "Méthodologies et Algorithmiques Parallèles pour le calcul scientifique") project is to propoze both stable and fast parallel methods to solve very large problems which come from several scientific applications.

An environment, bassed on X-motif, called KrylovKit would be proposed to analyze and solve very large sparse or dense linear systems or eigenvalue problems.

Collaborations :

  • Applications Scientifiques du Calcul Intensif (ASCI)

  • Etablissement Technique Central de l'Armement (ETCA)

Seminar or Conference Notes

Parallel Scientific Computing Class Notes :

A Data Parallel Scientific Computing Introduction (18 pages)

My current teaching:

    A Quote

    "I think that it's extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep fun in computing. When it started out, it was an awful lot of fun. Of course, the paying customer got shafted every now and then, and after a while we began to take their complaints seriously. We began to feel as if we really were responsible for the successful, error-free perfect use of these machines. I don't think we are. I think we're responsible for stretching them, setting them off in new directions, and keeping fun in the house. I hope the field of computer science never loses its sense of fun. Above all, I hope we don't become missionaries. Don't feel as if you're Bible salesmen. The world has too many of those already. What you know about computing other people will learn. Don't feel as if the key to successful computing is only in your hands. What's in your hands, I think and hope, is intelligence: the ability to see the machine as more than when you were first led up to it, that you can make it more."

    Alan J. Perlis -

    from the dedication to "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" (Abelson, Sussman and Sussman)