Brian T. Smith

Brian T. Smith is currently President of Numerica 21 Inc, Angel Fire, New Mexico, Chief Software Engineer of Accurate Solutions in Applied Physics LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Professor Emeritus, retired from the Computer Science Department at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a faculty member of the University for nearly 15 years, where he held positions as Chairman of the Computer Science Department, Assistant Dean of the School of Engineering, Director of the Albuquerque High Performance Computing Centre, and Co-director of the High Performance Computing and Education Centre at UNM.

Prior to becoming a Professor at UNM, he was a Computer Scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Division of Argonne National Laboratory for 18 years. While there, he co-authored the EISPACK collection of matrix eigensystem code and the user's guides for EISPACK. In addition, he became the SIGNUM representative on the Fortran standards committee in 1978 and was very active in the development of the Fortran 90 standard. As a result of his interest in Fortran, he has co-authored several reference books on Fortran 90 and Fortran 95.

Professor Smith is a member of the NAG Ltd Board of Directors, the NAG Inc Advisory Panel, and NAG Inc Board of Directors. He has been associated with NAG since its formation in 1976.

"I have been a technical colleague of the founding directors of NAG from its early days at Nottingham and have participated in its development and growth for over 30 years. I continue to support its development of high quality numerical software, advising on new technical areas. I continue to be most impressed by the high technical quality of its products. NAG continues to provide the highest quality of numerical libraries and its Fortran compilers and tools have earned a reputation for excellent quality and coverage of the latest standards. Its successful deployment of its numerical libraries into financial community demonstrates the community respect for its software and algorithms and its increasing support of the high performance computing community via the HECToR project demonstrates the high regard for its expertise in high performance computing software. Its development of library maintenance and documentation tools are the best in the library business."