
Maria A. Louka is an associate researcher of the
Section of Theoretical Informatics since 2006. Her current interests are in the
area of Numerical Linear Algebra and especially in the area of Iterative
methods for the numerical solution of large linear algebraic systems of
equations. Furthermore, she has occupied with the parallel numerical solution
of Partial Differential Equations and their implementation using distributed
parallel machines using MPI and GPUs. She is also
research assistant of the Parallel Scientific Computing Laboratory (PSCL), Department of Informatics,
2006
– 2011: 
Ph.D. Department
of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical Informatics,

2004
– 2006: 
M.Sc. Department of Informatics and Telecommunications,
Section of Theoretical Informatics, 
2000 
2004: 
B.Sc.
(“Ptychion”) Department
of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of 
1985 
1990: 
B.Sc.
(“Ptychion”) Department of
Mathematics, 
2011  today 
Post Doctor, Department
of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical Informatics, National
and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 
Colecturer,
Department of Informatics and
Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical 

20062011: 
Teaching assistant,
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Section of Theoretical
Informatics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 
1990  today: 
High
school teacher in Informatics and Mathematics. 
2000 
2004: 
Instructor
in Computer Science, Hellenic Naval Academy, 
1999 
2001: 
Instructor in Computer Science,
Hellenic Naval 
·
Parallel
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
·
Parallel
Numerical Linear Algebra
·
Combinatorial
Scientific Computing
·
Parallel
Computational Fluid Dynamics
·
Algebraic Graph
Theory
2008 
2009: 
Generalized
Iterative methods for the solution of augmented linear systems.
(KAPODISTRIAS, 70/4/7852) 
2007 
2008: 
Parallel
methods for the numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations
(KAPODISTRIAS, 70/4/7852) 
2004 – 2006: 
Distributed Iterative Methods for the Numerical
Solution of the Convection Diffusion Equation with applications in numerical
weather prediction systems. [poster] (PYTHAGORAS Ι, 70/3/7418) 
General
1. Member of Hellenic Mathematical
Society (HMS)
2. Member of Greek Computer Society
Professional
Activities and Service
Reviewer: Computers
and
Mathematics
with
Applications.
Teaching
Teaching Assistant in the
following graduate courses 

Colecturer in the following
postgraduate courses 

[1] Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, The impact of the
eigenvalues locality on the convergence behaviour of the PSD method for
twocyclic matrices, Linear Algebra and its Applications,
vol. 430, Issues 89,
pp. 19291944, 2009.
[2] Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, Is Modified PSD equivalent to Modified SOR for twocyclic matrices, Linear Algebra and its Applications, vol. 432, pp. 2798–2815, 2010.
[3] Y. Cotronis, E. Konstadinidis, Μ. Α.
Louka and N. M. Missirlis, A comparison of CPU and GPU implementations for
solving the Convection Diffusion equation using the local Modified SOR method,
Parallel Computing,
2014 (in press).
[1] Μ. Α. Louka and N. M. Missirlis, A
comparison of the Extrapolated Successive Overrelaxation and the Preconditioned
Simultaneous Displacement methods for augmented linear systems.
Publications in Conferences
[1]
Μ. Α.
Louka and N. M. Missirlis, Generalized
Iterative Methods, Conference in Numerical Analysis NumAn2010, Chania,
[2]
Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I.
Tzaferis, The Generalized Extrapolated
SOR method for augmented linear systems, Conference in Numerical Analysis
NumAn2008, Kalamata,
[3] Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I. Tzaferis, The Modified Preconditioned Simultaneous Displacement (MPSD) Method for twocyclic systems, IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, University of Birmingham, UK, September 2007.
[4]
Μ. Α. Louka, N. M. Missirlis and F. I.
Tzaferis, The Optimum Preconditioned
Simultaneous Displacement Method for 2cyclic matrices, Conference in
Numerical Analysis NumAn2007, Kalamata,
[5] Y.
Cotronis,
with CUDA, International
European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, EuroPar 2012, Rhodes,
Hellas.
[6] Μ. Α. Louka and N. M. Missirlis, Generalized Iterative methods for augmented linear systems, Conference in Numerical Analysis,
NumAn2012, Ioannina, Hellas, September 2012.
Ph.D. and M.Sc. Monographs
[1] Μ. Α. Louka, Iterative Methods for the Numerical Solution of linear systems, Ph.D thesis, 2011
[2] M. A. Louka, Parallel Iterative Methods, M.Sc. thesis, 2005.