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Michele Benzi is full professor of Numerical Analysis at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.
He was previously the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University, which he joined in 2000 after holding positions at the University of Bologna, CERFACS, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. His degrees are from the University of Bologna (1987) and North Carolina State University (1993). His research interests are in numerical linear algebra, with a focus on the solution of large sparse linear systems, especially preconditioning techniques for saddle point problems, and matrix functions. In recent years he has contributed algorithms for the numerical solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and for the analysis of complex networks.
He serves on the editorial board of over 15 journals and he is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (elected 2012) and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (elected 2018).