Will the real Jennrich's Algorithm please stand up?

In many papers on tensor decomposition since 2014, the simultaneous diagonalization algorithm is incorrectly referenced as Jennrich’s algorithm. This method should not be attributed to Jennrich but instead cited as Leurgans, Ross, and Abel (1993).

Red Flags of the Association for Mathematical Research (AMR): Friends Don't Let Friends Join the AMR

AMR is a newly-formed math organization whose officers hold views antithetical to diversity and inclusion. For the sake of the field of mathematics, please do not encourage this organization in any way.

Women in Linear Algebra and Optimization at JMM 2000

I will try to now and then post some pictures that remind me of great times in my career. This is a picture that I featured in my office for more than a decade!

IMSI Board of Advisors

I have joined the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI).

Career Change

After more than 20 fantastic years at Sandia, I am calling it quits this coming summer. I am forever indebted to my wonderful Sandia colleagues, past and present, who made my years at Sandia incredibly rewarding. I will be an independent researcher and consultant under the auspices of my business called

'Magical' mathematics unlocks engineering honor for Sandia scientist (Sandia Labs News Release)

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Tamara Kolda of Sandia National Laboratories has spent a career finding mathematical patterns in data sets ranging from mouse neurons to crime statistics, so when she talks about how ‘magical’ the results seem, even experts in other fields take notice. olda was one of 87 members elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year - one of a handful of mathematicians ever granted membership.

Virtual Meeting Best Practices

We’re all in a lot of virtual meetings these days thanks to COVID-19. As we continue to shelter at home, I’ve been trying to optimize my online meeting experience. In this post, I share what I consider to be best practices.

Elected to NAE

Humbled to announce that I’m one of the 87 new members of the National Academy of Engineering.

Interview Advice

Just in time for the 2019-2020 interview season, I’m resurfacing posts with interview advice including asking good questions during interviews and preparing interview talks.

ACM Fellow

Happy to report that I’ve been named a 2019 ACM Fellow for innovations in algorithms for tensor decompositions, contributions to data science, and community leadership.