David Young

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

David YoungName: David M. Young, Jr. Ph.D.

Born: October 20, 1923 in Quincy, Massachusetts USA

Death: December 21, 2008 (Age: 85)

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist and mathematician and who was one of the pioneers in the field of modern numerical analysis/scientific computing.
  • Known for successive over-relaxation and symmetric successive over-relaxation methods.
  • First to teach a mathematics course focusing mainly on computer programming and numerical analysis.

Significant publications

  • A Survey of Numerical Mathematics (1973).
  • Iterative Solution of Large Linear Systems (1971).
  • Applied Iterative Methods (1981).

Honors and awards

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for "outstanding contributions to computer science" (1990).