Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California, United States
Beresford Parlett, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.
A respected educator and professor emeritus, Dr. Parlett taught for many years, preparing future generations in the fields of mathematics, electrical engineering and computer sciences. He began his teaching career with the University of California, Berkeley, in 1965, remaining with the institution until his retirement in 1994.
Dr. Parlett prepared for a career in academia while growing up in London. He was an undergraduate at the esteemed Oxford University, before going to work at his father’s timber business. When he was 24, his father offered him a position as a director with the company, but Dr. Parlett felt he would be forever connected to the company. Instead of accepting the position, he moved to the United States, earned a PhD at Stanford University and started teaching as an assistant in 1958. He taught at New York University for two years before joining the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Parlett feels that he has been incredibly lucky in his life. He has been recognized by the Hunts Schneider Prize from the International Linear Algebra Society, which he received in 2010, and the Best Paper Award from the Journal SIMAX in 2003, which was a joint award shared with student Inderjit S. Dhillon. Additionally, Dr. Parlett has been the editor of Numerische Mathematik, Linear Algebra and its Applications.
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