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From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 10:52:37 -0400
Subject: Nominations for SIAM Wilkinson Prize

Call for Nominations
The James H. Wilkinson Prize
in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

SIAM will present the James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis
and Scientific Computing at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego,
July 9-13, 2001.


The prize, established in 1979, is awarded for research in, or other
contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during
the six years preceding the award. The purpose of the prize is to
stimulate younger contributors and to help them in their careers.

Previous Winners

1982 Bjorn Engquist
1986 Charles S. Peskin
1989 Paul Van Dooren
1993 James W. Demmel
1997 Andrew M. Stuart

Description of the Award

The prize will consist of a hand-calligraphed, framed certificate and
a cash award of $1,000 plus travel expenses to the meeting. The
recipient is requested to present a lecture as part of the prize ceremony.


A letter of nomination should be sent by February 16, 2001, to:

Wilkinson Prize Selection Committee
Dr. Andrew M. Stuart, Chair
c/o A. G. Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are Andrew M.
Stuart, Chair (University of Warwick, United Kingdom); Marsha J.
Berger (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York
University); and Henk van der Vorst (Utrecht University, The


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 11:10:04 -0400
Subject: Nominations for SIAM Dahlquist Prize

Call for Nominations
The Germund Dahlquist Prize

The Dahlquist Prize

SIAM will present The Germund Dahlquist Prize at the International
Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations
(SciCADE 01), July 29-August 3, in Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada. The award honors the contributions of Germund Dahlquist to
numerical analysis and scientific computing.


The prize, established in 1995, is awarded to a young scientist
(normally less than 45) for original contributions to fields
associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution
of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific

Description of the Award

The award is to include a certificate containing the citation and a
cash prize of $1,000 plus reasonable travel costs to SciCADE. The
recipient is expected to present a talk at the conference and
encouraged to submit a paper to an appropriate SIAM publication.


A letter of nomination, including a description of the achievements,
should be sent by February 16, 2001, to:

Dahlquist Prize Selection Committee
Dr. C. William Gear, Chair
c/o A. G. Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Supporting letters, or names of knowledgeable persons from whom such
letters might be solicited, are also welcome.

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are C. William
Gear, Chair (President Emeritus, NEC Research Institute); Uri M.
Ascher (University of British Columbia); John C. Butcher (University
of Auckland); Ernst Hairer (University of Geneva); and Claes Johnsson
(Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University).


From: Volker Mehrmann <mehrmann@math.TU-Berlin.DE>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 10:50:05 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Change of Address for Volker Mehrmann

Since October 1. 2000 I have moved to a new position.
Please note the new coordinates.

Volker Mehrmann email:
Fachbereich 3 Mathematik tel: (office) 49-(0)30-314-25736
TU Berlin fax: (office) 49-(0)30-314-21754
Strasse des 17. Juni 136
D-10623 Berlin


From: Bernt Nilsson <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 15:33:03 +0200
Subject: FEMLAB Version 2.0

COMSOL has released FEMLAB Version 2.0.

FEMLAB Goes 3-D, Adds a New Dimension in Ease of Use to Multiphysics

"Obviously, Version 2.0 allows our users to model problems that they
could never dream of tackling before," comments Lars Langemyr,
COMSOL's Vice President of R&D. What many people might not appreciate,
though, is that this release also takes a considerable burden off
people who have been trying to use available 2-D packages to tackle
some of the more complex real-world applications. Certainly, 2-D
multiphysics modeling software can prove quite useful for certain
classes of problems. Further, users are able to make appropriate
assumptions and simplifications could also do a reasonable job of
approximating a 3-D problem with existing packages. But making these
assumptions correctly and intelligently sometimes takes considerable
knowledge, skill and experience. For instance, users might have to ask
themselves: Where in the model should I take a 2-D cross-section? How
do I handle boundary conditions?

With the release of FEMLAB 2.0, users no longer need worry about such
issues," adds Langemyr, "because they can create a full 3-D model in a
fraction of the time it would take them to make intelligent decisions
about the simplifications and assumptions involved in setting up a 2-D

Find more information at and the press release at

Bernt Nilsson
VP of Marketing, COMSOL


From: Chaoqun Liu <>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 10:15:34 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Conference on Large Eddy Simulation

Third AFOSR International Conference on
Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation (TAICDL)
August 5-9, 2001
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA

TAICDL is a major international conference focused solely on the development
and application of direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large eddy
simulation (LES) for real-world flows, and sponsored by the US Air Force
Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Papers are solicited in all areas of
DNS and LES related to engineering applications and fundamental fluid dynamics.

Scientific Committee:

Liu, Chaoqun (UT-Arlington), Chair
Sakell, Len (AFOSR), Co-Chair
Adams, Nikolaus (Switzerland)
Blaisdell, Greg (Purdue)
Carati, Daniele (Belgium)
Chelyshkov, Vladimir (Ukraine)
Chern, Shuhyi (Lockheed-Martin)
Dalton, Charles (Houston)
Friedrich, Rainer (Germany)
Germano, Massimo (Italy)
Hadid, Ali (Boeing)
Jimenez, Javier (Spain)
Johansson, Arne (Sweden)
Joslin, Ronald D. (Penn State)
Karniadakis, George (Brown)
Knight, Doyle D. (Rutgers)
Kwak, Dochan (NASA Ames)
Ladeinde, Foluso (Aerospace Research Corp., L. I.)
Lee, Moon Joo (South Korea)
Lele, Sanjiva K. (Stanford)
Miyake, Yutaka (Japan)
Nieuwstadt, F.T.M. (The Netherlands)
Pantelis, Garry (Australia)
Piomelli, Ugo (Maryland)
Sagaut, Pierre (France)
Tam, Christopher (Florida State)
Visbal, Miguel R. (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Voke, Peter (UK)
Zhang, Zhaoshun (China)

Invited Speakers:

1) General: Opening Speech - Len Sakell, AFOSR
DNS/LES Perspective - Chaoqun Liu, UTA
2) LES overview - Massimo Germano, Italy
3) DNS/LES for Air Force needs and engineering applications
- Miguel R. Visbal, Air Force Research Laboratory
4) DNS/LES for NASA needs and engineering applications
- Thomas B. Gatski, NASA Langley
5) Industrial applications of LES in mechanical engineering
- present status and problems to be solved - Chisachi Kato , Japan
6) DNS/LES for complex flow and industrial interest - Pierre Sagaut, France
7) DNS for complex configurations - Hua Shan, UTA
8) Large-eddy simulation of complex flows using the immersed-boundary
method - Ugo Piomelli, U of Maryland
9) Direct numerical simulation of turbulence using symmetry-preserving
discretization - A.E.P. Veldman, the Netherlands
10) High-order non-oscillating numerical schemes - C-W. Shu, Brown
11) Non-oscillating compact scheme - Li Jiang, UTA
12) Large eddy simulation of supersonic turbulent flows
- Doyle D. Knight, Rutgers
13) DNS of transition in compressible flows - Nikolaus Adams, Switzerland
14) DNS for hypersonic flow stability and transition - Xiaolin Zhong, UCLA
15) DNS for flow transition and laminar flow control - Ronald Joslin, Penn State
16) Unstructured grid DNS - Karniadakis, Brown
17) LES for acoustic problems - Christopher Tam, Florida State
18) DNS/LES for combustion, Peyman Givi - SUNY-Buffalo
19) DNS for turbulence modeling - Arne Johansson, Sweden
20) DNS of incompressible flows using lattice Boltzmann method
- Nobuyuki Satofuka, Japan
21) A Critical view on the current state of LES
- Oleg V. Vasilyev, University of Missouri-Columbia

There will be a video session during the conference and participants are
encouraged to submit their DNS/LES movies for the session.

The conference proceedings will be published by a scientific publisher.

Important Dates:

1 January, 2001 Deadline for postmark of submission of abstract
1 March, 2001 Notification of acceptance
5 August, 2001 Deadline for final paper

The conference information is posted on the web at

For more information, please check the web page or contact

Dr. Chaoqun Liu, Professor
Department of Mathematics
456 PKH, Box 19408
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019-0408, USA
Phone: (817) 272-5151
Fax: (817) 272-5802 I


From: Hae S Oh <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 16:13:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Conference in Korea on Computational Mathematics

First Announcement and Call for Papers

Com^2 MaC
July 2 - July 5, 2001 Pohang , South Korea

<Web Site: >


Korean Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF)
The Ministery of Science and Technology of Korea


* Ivo Babuska, University of Texas at Austin, Texas U.S.A.
* Jim Douglas, Jr., Purdue University, U.S.A.
* Charles Micchelli, SUNY at Albany, U.S.A.
* J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.


Combinatorial and Computational Mathematics Center of Pohang
University of Science and Technology (Com^2 MaC),
is organizing the conference to bring together researchers
with interests in scientific and engineering computation and
its related areas.

*A priori a posteriori error estimation
*Boundary Element Methods
*Computational Mechanics
*Computational Electromagnetics
*High Order Methods
*Least Squares Method
*Mathematical Finance
*Multigrid and Preconditioning for Finite Element
*Muti-scale problems
*Numerical Treatments of Singularities
*Nonconforming Methods
*Wavelets Analysis and Applications
*First-order System Least Squares(FOSLS)


* Benqi Guo, University of Manitoba, Canada
* Hae-Soo Oh, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A.


* Ivo Babuska, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
* Jim Douglas,Jr., Purdue University, U.S.A.
* Benyu Guo, Shanghi Normal University, China
* Thomas A. Manteuffel, University of Colorado-Boulder, U.S.A.
* Charles Micchelli, SUNY at Albany, U.S.A.
* Zhong-Ci Shi, National Lab of Scientific and Engineering Computing, China
* Olof Widlund, Courant Institute-NYU, U.S.A
* Yulan Zhu, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (Finance Mathematics)


* M. Ainsworth, Strathclyde Univ. Scotland, UK
* Sue Brenner, University of South Carolina, U.S.A.
* L. Demkowicz, Univ. of Texas at Austin U.S.A.
* Hideo Kawarada, Chiba University Japan
* Kilhun Kwon, KAIST, South Korea
* John Osborn, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
* Chris Schwab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Dongwoo Sheen, Seoul National University, South Korea
* Zhong-Ci Shi, National Lab of Scientific and Engineering Computing, China
* Manil Suri, Univ. of Maryland in Baltimore, U.S.A.
* Yuesheng Xu, North Dakoda State Univ. & Academy of Science of China
* Zohar Yosibash, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel


The program will consist of eight invited hour-long lectures, and
contributed Papers of 30 minutes each. Two copies of two-page abstract
typed in English, related to the topics of the conference are invited
by January 15, 2001. The abstract should include: names(s) of author(s),
affiliation(s), address of the contact person, phone and fax number,
e-mail address. Authors are kindly requested to submit their abstracts
via e-mail in LaTex (or AMS Tex) to either

Prof. Hae-Soo Oh
Dept. of Mathematics
UNC-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223
Fax: 704-687-6415 or

Prof. Yong H. Kwon
Dept. of Mathematics
POSTECH, Pohang, South Korea
Fax: 011-82-53-279-5511

We invite organizers to submit proposal for special sessions related to
the theme of the conference by December 15, 2000, indicating tentative
lists of speakers. The format for special sessions should be segments of
two hours each, with four speakers in each segment (multiple segments are
possible for the same special session).


The web site ( of the conference contains
up-to-date information including electronic forms for submission of
mini-symposium proposals and individual presentations.


* Kwang Ik Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology
* Yong Heon Kwon, Pohang University of Science and Technology
* Eun-Jae Park, Yonsei University, South Korea
* Hyung-Chun Lee, Ajou University, South Korea
* Chang-Ock Lee, KAIST, South Korea


From: Panos Pardalos <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 09:00:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Workshop on Novel Approaches to Hard Discrete Optimization

Workshop on Novel Approaches to Hard Discrete Optimization
Supported by the Fields Institute (

Thursday to Saturday April 26-28, 2001

The University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Kurt Anstreicher, The University of Iowa.
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida.
Franz Rendl, Universitaet Klagenfurt.
Tony Vannelli, University of Waterloo.
Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo.

The breathtaking progress in algorithmic nonlinear optimization, but also in
computer hardware has thrown new light on the analysis of NP-hard problems.
Recently, a major break-through was achieved to solve QAP of sizes (n=30)
unthinkable by conventional methods. This progress was due in part to a new
nonlinear relaxation for QAP, but also to new computing facilities, allowing
for massive parallel computation. Similar progress is also made in other
areas, such as clique and coloring on massive graphs.

The aim of the workshop is therefore to bring together researchers from
several communities, such as:

algorithmic nonlinear optimization
combinatorial optimization, dealing with computational methods for
NP-hard problems
computer scientists interested in scientific parallel computing,

who share a common interest to do computations on (large-scale) hard
combinatorial optimization problems.

Topics to be covered include:

Semidefinite programming and reformulation schemes
Quadratic and multi-dimensional assignment problems
Boolean quadratic programming
Massive graph problems
Massively parallel distributed processing
VLSI design

More updated information on the workshop can be obtained from the web:


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 22:28:12 +0200 (METDST)
Subject: Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing

PARA'02, Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing
Espoo, Finland, June 16-19, 2002

CSC - Scientific Computing Ltd. will host the sixth International Workshop
on Applied Parallel Computing (PARA'02) in June 16-19, 2002. The general
theme for the workshop will be Advanced Scientific Computing focusing on:

New HPC architectures: From PC clusters to supercomputers
Development of parallel computing software
Parallel computing and multidisciplinary applications
Grid computing and metacomputing
Parallel data mining
Parallel computing and visualization

The workshop demonstrates the ability of advanced scientific computing in
solving "real-world" problems, and highlights new trends in parallel
computing and technologies.

The PARA2002 meeting creates an international forum for information
transfer between specialists in academia and industry. It consists of
invited lectures and contributed talks. The workshop starts with a
tutorial (subject will be announced later on).

Local Organizing Committee:

Jari J=E4rvinen, Chairman (CSC - Scientific Computing Ltd.)
Kari Laasonen (University of Oulu)
Risto Nieminen (Helsinki University of Technology)
Tapani Pakkanen, University of Joensuu
Jussi Rahola (Nokia Research Center)
Henry Tirri (Helsinki University)

Contact person: Jari J=E4rvinen, CSC
Phone: +358-9-457 2002


From: Esmond G Ng <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 17:27:17 -0700
Subject: Preconditioning 2001 Conference

APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2001

The 2001 International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for
Large Sparse Matrix Problems is a follow-on of a similar meeting that
was held at the University of Minnesota in 1999. The Preconditioning
2001 Conference focuses on preconditioning techniques for solving
various matrix problems, particularly those that are relevant to
large-scale scientific and industrial applications. The topics to be
covered at the conference include, but not limited to, the

* incomplete factorization preconditioners
* domain decomposition preconditioners
* approximate inverse preconditioners
* support graph preconditioners
* multi-level preconditoners
* preconditioning techniques in eigenvalue computation
* preconditioning techniques in optimization problems
* preconditioning techniques in finite element problems
* preconditioning techniques in image processing
* applications in computational fluid dynamics
* applications in computational finance
* applications in multiphase subsurface flow
* applications in petroleum industry
* applications in semiconductor device simulations

The conference will feature plenary presentations, contributed
papers, and poster presentations.

Conference Chairs:

Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Wei-Pai Tang, University of Waterloo, Canada

Program Committee:

Steven Ashby, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Owe Axelsson, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
Tony Chan, University of California, Los Angeles
Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Howard Elman, University of Maryland
Gene Golub, Stanford University
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories
David Keyes, The Old Dominion University
Daniel Pierce, The Boeing Company
Henk van der Vorst, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Plenary Presentations:

The following invited speakers have agreed to give plenary
presentations. They will provide overviews in the field of
preconditioning and discuss important recent developments.

Randy Bank, University of California, San Diego
Michele Benzi, Emory University
John Betts, The Boeing Company
Roland Freund, Lucent Technology
Van Henson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Gunda Lindskog, Chalmers University, Sweden
Ray Tuminaro, Sandia National Laboratories
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Andrew Wathen, Oxford University

Contributed Papers:

Several contributed sessions are planned. The deadline for
submitting abstracts for contributed papers is January, 15, 2001.
Submissions will be reviewed on the basis of quality and relevance
to the conference theme. We anticipate that we will be notifying
the authors whether their abstracts are accepted by early March,

Poster Presentations:

There is plan for poster presentations on the second day of the
conference. The deadline for submitting abstracts for poster
presentations is February 1, 2001. We anticipate that we will be
notifying the authors whether their poster abstracts are accepted
by mid March, 2001.

Contributed Paper and Poster Submissions:

Abstracts can be submitted either by postal mail or electronically
(postscript only).

For contributed papers, the length of the abstract should not
exceed three (3) pages. When submitting via email, please indicate
"Preconditioning 2001 Contributed Paper Abstract" in the subject

For posters, the length of the abstract should not exceed one (1)
page. When submitting via email, please indicate "Preconditioning
2001 Poster Abstract" in the subject line.

Postal address:

Preconditioning 2001
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 50F
Berkeley, CA 94720

Email address:

Additional Information:

Further information on the conference can be obtained by consulting
the web pages at, or by
sending email to


From: Bill Broadley <>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 17:48:29 -0700
Subject: Faculty Positions at UC Davis

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis,
is soliciting applications for a tenure-track/tenured position starting
July 1, 2001. This position and appointment is contingent upon budgetary
and administrative approval.

The Department is also soliciting applications for a few Visiting
Research Assistant Professor (VRAP) positions starting July 1, 2001.
These positions and appointments are contingent upon budgetary and
administrative approval.

Appointment of the tenure-track/tenured position will be made
commensurate with qualifications. It will normally be made at the
level of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates will be
considered for Associate Professorship with tenure. The Department of
Mathematics plans to fill the tenure-track/tenured position in the area
of Applied Mathematics/Scientific Computation. However, applications
from exceptionally strong candidates with demonstrated excellence in the
following areas are also considered: 1) Analysis and Partial Differential
Equations; 2) Discrete Mathematics; 3) Geometry and Topology; and 4)
Mathematical Physics. Minimum qualifications for this position include
a Ph.D. degree in mathematical sciences and great promise in research
and teaching. Duties include mathematical research, undergraduate and
graduate teaching (4.0 quarter courses per year), and departmental and
university service. Candidates for the Associate Professor position must
have demonstrated outstanding attainment in research and teaching.

The VRAP positions are renewable for a total of three years with
satisfactory performance in research and teaching. The VRAP applicants are
required to have completed their Ph.D. by the time of their appointment,
but no earlier than 1997. The Department is interested in applicants in 1)
Analysis and Partial Differential Equations; 2) Applied Mathematics; 3)
Discrete Mathematics; 4) Geometry and Topology; 5) Mathematical Physics;
and 6) Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation.

The Department of Mathematics includes faculty, in both pure and applied
mathematics, engaged in numerous areas of research and undergraduate and
graduate instruction. The Department offers a full range of academic
programs leading to the A.B., B.S., M.A., M.A.T., and Ph.D. degrees
in Mathematics. The Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics, consisting
of faculty from Mathematics and other disciplines, is also housed in
the Department. The Graduate Group offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
Applied Mathematics. The Davis campus is the third largest of the nine
University of California campuses. The City of Davis is located in
Northern California's Central Valley, and lies within ninety minutes of
the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but
to receive full consideration, the application should be received
by December 15, 2000. To initiate the application process, please
request an application package by either sending an e-mail message to, or, by writing to the Chair of Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics, University of California, One Shields Avenue,
Davis, CA 95616-8633. Our Application Form is identical to the AMS
Standard Cover Sheet.

Additional information on the Department may be found on the World Wide Web at

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action
to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for
persons with disabilities, and for special disabled veterans, Vietnam
era veterans, and any other veterans who served on active duty during
a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has
been authorized.


From: Jacquie Bauwens <>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 11:36:19 -0700
Subject: Faculty Positions at UCLA


We invite applications for a variety of regular and temporary junior
faculty teaching positions in Pure & Applied Mathematics and in our Program
in Computing (PIC). Exceptional promise in research and teaching is

E.R. Hedrick Assistant Professorships in Core Mathematics.
Assistant Professorships in Computational & Applied Mathematics (CAM).
Adjunct Assistant Professorships.
Lectureship in the Program in Computing (PIC)
(An M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree is preferred).

Positions are subject to availability of resources and administrative
approval. Preference will be given to applications completed by
January 8, 2001.
Detailed information available at or
write to Staff Search, UCLA, Department of Mathematics, Los Angeles, CA
90095-1555. Email: UCLA is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 15:41:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at San Diego State


The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at San Diego State
University invites applications for six tenure-track Assistant Professor
positions in the areas of Financial Mathematics, Mathematics of
Communications, Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
and one position in Computer Science at the associate professor level,
beginning in the Fall of 2001.

See department web page for details

Applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum
vitae, a description of the proposed research program, a statement of
teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation sent directly by
the referees to the search committee.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Title IX Employer and does not discriminate
against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

NOTE: We do not take electronic applications.


From: Jodi Mead <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 15:48:21 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at Boise State University



The department has a beginning tenure-track assistant
professor position to begin August 2001. Screening will begin
January 10, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, operations research, or
similar field required. Numerical methods for PDEs is an area of
particular interest. Preference will be given to candidates who can
work closely with other faculty in the mathematical sciences,
engineering (electrical, civil, mechanical), or geosciences, on
curricular matters, research, and consulting. Candidates must provide
evidence of strong teaching and research potential.

Boise State University, founded in 1932 and adjacent to the clear waters
of the Boise River, is the largest university in Idaho. The Boise area
is famous for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities, while
the city of Boise was recently named by Newsweek magazine as one of the
top high-tech cities in the world.

The department offers bachelor's degrees in Computer Science,
Mathematics, and Mathematics-Secondary Education, as well as an
M.S. in Education, Mathematics Emphasis, and an M.S. in Computer
Science. Computer Science will be moved to the College of Engineering
as a separate department effective July 1, 2001.

To apply, send a letter of application, AMS cover sheet, vita,
graduate transcripts, and have three letters of reference, with at
least one addressing teaching, sent to:

Applied Math Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725

Electronic submissions are not welcomed.

Boise State is an EEO/AA institution, and applications from women and
members of minority groups are especially encouraged. For further
information, visit,
call 208-426-1172 (tty 208-426-1436), send e-mail to, or FAX questions to 208-426-1356.


From: Andrew Stuart <>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 11:16:50 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at University of Warwick

Marie Curie Postgraduate Studentships

The Department currently has a number of Marie Curie Studentships in the areas
of Algebraic Geometry, Dynamical Systems and Stochastic Analysis. These will
fund PhD students from EU Countries to visit the Department at Warwick for a
period between 3 and 12 months. Interested students should contact one of
the following people:

Mark Gross: (Algebraic Geometry)
Sebastian van Strien: (Dynamical Systems)
David Elworthy: (Stochastic Analysis)

or, in addition, for students interested in computational aspects of
the subjects,

Andrew Stuart:

or, for general information about these and other graduate possibilities,

Jenny MacDonald:

For further information see:


From: Chris Guenther <>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 16:39:52 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Postion at National Energy Technology Laboratory

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Morgantown, West
Virginia, has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Office
of Science and Technology's Computational Energy Science Focus Area. The
Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity enhance the capabilities to
simulate heavily-loaded gas/particle flows, using a well developed
multiphase flow model, MFIX. The project will include developing theory
and numerical algorithms for a continuum description of dense granular
flow, implementing the algorithms into an existing code, conducting
simulations, and comparing results with experimental data. The Fellow
will be expected to work with other members of the Computational Energy
Science Focus Area, and with researchers from university, national labs,
and industry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have Permanent Resident
Alien (PRA) status.

A candidate should possess a Ph.D. in chemical, mechanical or civil
engineering or equivalent with an emphasis on Computational Fluid Dynamics
(CFD) or Computational Mechanics. The candidate should have demonstrated
expertise in formulating, implementing, and testing numerical algorithms.
Expertise in Fortran programming is required. Good oral and written
communication skills are required. Experience with large finite volume
CFD models, numerical linear algebra, and granular flow theory are

NETL, a Fossil Energy field organization whose mission is solving national
energy and environmental problems, is federally owned and operated. NETL
implements a broad range of energy and environmental programs for the U.
S. Department of Energy.

If you meet the qualifications for this position, in order to apply please
send a letter of introduction, resume, and list of publications to:
Ms. Kay Ball
Postgraduate Research Programs
Education and Training Division
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
(423) 576-8807

For technical question about the position, contact:
Dr. Thomas J. O'Brien
U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880
(304) 285-4571
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From: Corry Magrijn <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 15:56:19 +0100
Subject: Contents, Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems

Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS)
Volume 13 (2000), Number 3

J.R. Partington and G. Weiss,
Admissible observation operators for the right-shift semigroup.
MCSS 13 (2000), 179-192.

J.F. Pommaret and A. Quadrat,
Formal elimination for multidimensional systems
and applications to control theory.
MCSS 13 (2000), 193-215.

V. Chellaboina, W.M. Haddad, D.S. Bernstein and D.A. Wilson,
Induced convolution operator norms of linear dynamical systems.
MCSS 13 (2000), 216-240.

B. Hanzon and R.L.M. Peeters,
Balanced parametrizations of discrete-time
stable SISO all-pass system.
MCSS 13 (2000), 240-276.


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