Title: Cullen Professor
Company: University of Houston
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Roland Glowinski, Cullen Professor at the University of Houston, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics.
Dr. Glowinski was the first one in his family to obtain a university degree. He would go on to be elected as a member of the French National Academy of Science. He needed to improve his mathematical tools methods so he went to study some advancement problems in applied mathematics and material life problems. He ended up enjoying those topics and stayed with the field. Dr. Glowinski earned a Bachelor’s degree in sciences from École Polytechnique in 1960 and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Télécom Paris in 1962. Continuing with his education, he also received a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics from the University of Paris in 1970. Upon completion of his degrees, he became a registered professional engineer and a certified professor of mathematics.
The highlight of Dr. Glowinski’s career was inventing a method called ADMM in the early 1970s, which applies to many kinds of problems. He began his career in 1963 as a research engineer for the Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française, where he stayed in 1968. He then held the same position at the Institut National de Recherches en Informatique et Automatique from 1968 to 1970. From there, he joined the University of Paris VI in 1970 as a professor, where he stayed until 1998, as a professor. While there, he was also the chairman of the mathematics department from 1981 to 1985. Since 1985, he has been a Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston. During that time, he has also been a visiting professor with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since 2008 and Baptist University of Hong Kong since 2015. As a testament to his success, Dr. Glowinski received a SIAM Reid Prize in 2020, a CFD Award from the American Association of Computational Mechanics in 2011 and a SIAM Von Karman Prize in 2004, to name a few. He has also been listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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