Margaret H. Wright

Silver Professor Computer Science; Professor of Computer Science; Director of Graduate Studies

Ph.D. 1976 (computer science), Stanford University.

Office Address: 

Courant Institute New York University 251 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012


(212) 998-3056


(212) 998-3056

Personal Homepage:

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Optimization, linear algebra, scientific computing, and their applications

External Affiliations:

National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, member; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, president; chair of advisory committees for the NSF Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Advanced Scientific Computing Office, Department of Energy.


Margaret Wright, professor of computer science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is a leading researcher in the fields of optimization, linear algebra, and scientific applications. She is continually fascinated by the process of distilling a real problem into a mathematical model, exploring it, and determining algorithms for its solution.


Emmy Noether Lecturer, Association for Women in Mathematics, 2000; Forsythe Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, 2000.

Updated on 04/19/2012