John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Professor Emeritus
Computer Science

Computer Science


(805) 448-6438
5109 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)


Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


Algorithms and Theory, Computational Science and Engineering

Gilbert’s principal research contributions have been in algorithms and software for combinatorial and numerical problems. He has done fundamental work in sparse matrix techniques; he was a primary architect and developer of Matlab’s sparse matrix capability and of the SuperLU solver library. Gilbert’s current research applies linear algebra and sparse matrix methods to emerging discrete problems in the analysis of large graphs and networks using high-performance computation.


PhD Computer Science, Stanford University
BS  Computer Science, University of New Mexico