About James Wallace Givens
James Wallace Givens was born in December 14 1910 in Alberene, Virginia. He was awarded his bachelor’s degree at age 17 (in 1927) by Lynchburg College, his master’s degree from the University of Virginia, and his doctorate in mathematics from Princeton. During his studies at Princeton, he worked at the Institute for Advanced Study as assistant to Professor Oswald Veblen. His career included teaching at the University of Tennessee, Wayne State University and Northwestern University before his appointment in 1960 as senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. He is a well known mathematician and pioneer in the field of computer science.
About the Program
The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne is developing innovative techniques in numerical computing and computational mathematics. The Givens Associate positions are intended to encourage graduate students who are beginning careers in numerical analysis or computational mathematics. Candidates must be in an accredited Ph.D. program in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, or a related field at a U.S. university. Givens Associates will work actively with MCS scientists designing, analyzing, and implementing numerical and visualization methods.