William M. Kahan

Professor Emeritus
Primary Research Area: 
Applied Mathematics
Additional Research Areas: 
Research Interests: 
Error analysis, Numerical computations, Computers, Convexity, Large matrices, Trajectory problems
Contact Information
513 Soda Hall & 863 Evans Hall
wkahan [at] eecs [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
+1 (510) 642-5638
Selected Publications: 
  1. Demmel, James and Hida, Yozo and Kahan, William and Li, Xiaoye S. and Mukherjee, Sonil and Riedy, E. Jason (2006). Error bounds from extra-precise iterative refinement. ACM Trans. Math. Software 32 No.2, 325-351. [MR] [GS?]
  2. Kahan, W. (2006). Is there a small skew Cayley transform with zero diagonal?. Linear Algebra Appl. 417 No.2-3, 335-341. [MR] [GS?]
  3. Bindel, David and Demmel, James and Kahan, William and Marques, Osni (2002). On computing Givens rotations reliably and efficiently. ACM Trans. Math. Software 28 No.2, 206-238. [MR] [GS?]
  4. Bhatia, Rajendra and Kahan, William and Li, Ren-Cang (2002). Pinchings and norms of scaled triangular matrices. Linear Multilinear Algebra 50 No.1, 15-21. [MR] [GS?]
  5. Kahan, William and Li, Ren-Chang (1997). Unconventional schemes for a class of ordinary differential equations---with applications to the Korteweg-de Vries equation. J. Comput. Phys. 134 No.2, 316-331. [MR] [GS?]