- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Help with Bessel Functions
- MATLAB and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Change of Address for Michael Pernice
- Short Course, Fortran 95 for Fortran 77 Programmers
- New Book, Introduction to Global Optimization
- SIAM Conference on The Life Sciences
- Workshop on Mathematics in Image Processing
- European Conference on Computational Mechanics
- Iranian Mathematical Conference
- Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena
- Conference in Cuba on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Conference in Beijing on Scientific and Engineering Computing
- Department Head Position at NC State University
- Faculty Position at Tufts University
- Faculty Positions at Colorado State University
- Postdoctoral Positions at SUNY, Stony Brook
- Contractual Position at CERCA, Montreal
- Special Issue of Linear Algebra and Its Applications
- Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html

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From: Luis Almeida <lba@weenie.inesc.pt>

Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 14:36:26 +0000

**Subject: Help with Bessel Functions**

Dear colleagues,

I am interested in simplifying a function of the form (given in

Mathematica notation)

BesselI[-1/4, I a x^2] + I BesselI[1/4, I a x^2] Sign[x]

where 'I' is the imaginary unit, 'a' is a real parameter, 'x' is a real

variable and 'BesselI' is the modified Bessel function of the first

kind.

Are there any special properties of Bessel functions of orders +- 1/4

which could help in simplifying this expression? My hope would be to

obtain an expression possibly involving exponentials of polynomials of

x, but involving no Bessel functions. I fear that may not be possible,

though.

Thanks for any help,

Luis

Luis B. Almeida

Phone: +351-213100246,+351-213544607

INESC Fax: +351-213145843

R. Alves Redol, 9 E-mail: luis.almeida@inesc.pt

1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal http://neural.inesc.pt/~lba/

------------------------------

From: Pelino <pelino@tiscalinet.it>

Date: Thu Nov 9 01:48:36 2000

**Subject: MATLAB and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics**

Hi,

My name is Vinicio and I work for the Italian Weather Service. I am trying to

develop codes in matlab concerning geophysical fluid dynamics. I would like to

apply matlab in order to solve, and not make graphics, fundamental equations like

shallow water, quasigeostrophic and so on. Could you please help me to find

something already done in this field?

Best regards and greetings from Rome.

TiscaliNet, libero accesso ad Internet.

http://www.tiscalinet.it

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From: Michael Pernice <pernice@c3serve.c3.lanl.gov>

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 11:13:06 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Change of Address for Michael Pernice**

Hi,

I recently began working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. My new

contact information is:

Michael Pernice

Computer and Computational Sciences Division

Los Alamos National Laboratory

P.O. Box 1663, MS B256

Los Alamos, NM 87545

Phone: (505) 665 7119

FAX: (505) 667 1126

E-mail: pernice@lanl.gov

Home Page: www.c3.lanl.gov/~pernice

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From: Shaun Forth <S.A.Forth@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 11:59:23 +0000

**Subject: Short Course, Fortran 95 for Fortran 77 Programmers**

May I bring to your attention the following course.

Fortran 95 for Fortran 77 Programmers: 4 - 6 December 2000

An intensive 3-day course for programmers experienced in Fortran 77, C

or other high level language, will be running 4 - 6 December 2000. The

course has run some 4 or 5 times in the last few years and always been

well received.

The course includes:

* Lectures Covering the Key Concepts

* Hands-On Programming Practicals to Assist in Understanding Concepts

and Learning Syntax

* Distinguished External Speaker(s) Heavily Involved in Design/Use Of

Fortran 95 (presently John Reid has confirmed)

For more details see

http://www.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk/amorg

and follow link to `Short Courses' and then `Fortran 95 for Fortran 77

Programmers'

or telephone +44 (0) 1793 785316

or email: amor@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk

Shaun Forth

------------------------------

From: Panos Pardalos <pardalos@cao.ise.ufl.edu>

Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 10:23:10 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: New Book, Introduction to Global Optimization**

Introduction to Global Optimization (Second Edition)

by Reiner Horst, Panos M. Pardalos, and Nguyen Van Thoai

NONCONVEX OPTIMIZATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS 48

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6574-7, October 2000, 368 pp.

NLG 300.00 / USD 147.00 / GBP 94.00

Paperback, ISBN 0-7923-6756-1, November 2000, 368 pp.

NLG 120.00 / USD 59.00 / GBP 38.00

Most of the existing books on optimization focus on the problem of

computing locally optimal solutions. Global optimization is concerned with

the computation and characterization of global optima of nonlinear

functions. Global optimization problems are widespread in the mathematical

modeling of real world systems for a very broad range of applications.

During the past three decades many new theoretical, algorithmic, and

computational contributions have helped to solve globally multi-extreme

problems arising from important practical applications.

Introduction to Global Optimization is the first comprehensive textbook

that covers the fundamentals in global optimization. The second edition

includes algorithms, applications, and complexity results for quadratic

programming, concave minimization, DC and Lipshitz problems,

decomposition algorithms for nonconvex optimization, and nonlinear

network flow problems. Each chapter contains illustrative examples and

ends with carefully selected exercises, which are designed to help the

student to get a grasp of the material and enhance their knowledge of global

optimization methods.

Audience: This textbook is addressed not only to students of mathematical

programming, but to all scientists in various disciplines who need global

optimization methods to model and solve problems.

For information on the book see: http://www.wkap.nl/series.htm/NOIA

------------------------------

From: SIAM <ross@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 13:00:02 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Conference on The Life Sciences**

Conference Name: First SIAM Conference on The Life Sciences

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Dates: September, 24-26, 2001

The Call for Presentations for this conference is now available at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/ls01/

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

siam@meetings.org

------------------------------

From: Michael Ng <kkpong@hkusua.hku.hk>

Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 09:21:41 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Workshop on Mathematics in Image Processing**

Workshop on Mathematics in Image Processing (WMIP2000)

December 14--16, 2000

Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong

Aim: To promote research interest in mathematical models and

computational methods in image processing for mathematicians

and engineers and to foster contacts and exchanges with experts

from other parts of the world

Topics: Ill-posed Inverse Problems, Partial Differential

Equations, Optimization, Numerical Linear Algebra,

Applications in Image Processing

Invited Speakers

N. Bose -- Towards Blind Robust Superresolution

F. Chan -- Adaptive Thresholding and Its Application to

Pathological Image Analysis of Esophageal Carcinoma

R. Chan -- Wavelet Analysis for High-Resolution Image Reconstruction

T. Chan -- Active Contours and Mumford-Shah Segmentation Based on Level Sets

T. Coleman -- Segmentation of Pulmonary Nodule Images Using 1-Norm Minimization

R. Deriche -- PDE's in Image Processing and Computer Vision Applications

P. Duhamel -- Joint Source and Channel Coding

J. Fessler -- Parallelizable Algorithms on Image Recovery Problems

W. Hwang -- Robust Fractal Image Estimation and its Applications with Wavelets

H. Krim -- Smart Nonlinear Diffusion: A Probabilistic Approach

A. Katsaggelos -- When Signal Compression Meets Signal Recovery

H. Maitre -- Around Watermarking

M. Nikolova -- Local Features of Images for Different Families of Objective Functions

R. Plemmons -- Topics in Optical Image Reconstruction

L. Reichel -- Iterative Methods for Nonsymmetric Discrete Ill-Posed Problems

J. Shen -- Models for Non-Texture Inpaintings

T. Strohmer -- Applied Harmonic Analysis and Wireless Mobile Communications

C. Tong -- Advances in Fractal Image Compression

C. Vogel -- Statistically Based Regularization Parameter

Selection Schemes for Image Deblurring

A. Zisserman -- Super Resolution from Image Sequences

Sponsors and organizers:

Department of Mathematics and

Institute of Mathematical Research,

The University of Hong Kong

Registration and Information:

No registration fee. For registration,

send e-mail (mng@maths.hku.hk) to Michael Ng,

Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong,

Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

For further information, visit WWW site at

http://hkumath.hku.hk/~wmip2000/

------------------------------

From: Marzena Marcinek <eccm@twins.pk.edu.pl>

Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 10:06:13 +0100

**Subject: European Conference on Computational Mechanics**

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the European Conference on

Computational Mechanics I have a pleasure to invite you to take part in

our conference. The conference will be held in Cracow, Poland on 26 - 29

June 2001. The place of venue is Cracow University of Technology.

The Conference will bring together researchers and practicing engineers,

professors and students from all European countries as well as guests

from overseas.

The scientific part of ECCM-2001 will be focused on Mini Symposia

devoted to different topics associated with computational methods in

mechanics of solids, structures and coupled problems, and with their

applications for engineering.

For more details please refer to our home page at

http://www.pk.edu.pl/eccm.

This invitation is also the last call for papers, however the deadline

for submitting proposals is 15 Nov. 2000.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

With kind regards,

Marzena Marcinek

ECCM-2001 Secretary

e-mail: eccm@pk.edu.pl

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From: K. Mirnia <mirnia-kam@ark.tabrizu.ac.ir>

Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 09:58:46 +0330

**Subject: Iranian Mathematical Conference**

The 32nd Iranian Mathematical Conference is going to be held on the

26-29 August 2001 at Mazandaran university which at the sea side of

Caspian sea and it is nearly the best time of the year. Thus I believe

this would be the good opportunity to travel to Iran. Moreover, the

deadline for sending the paper is the end of May 2001. The

paper should be prepared in LATEX.

Finally the email of organization committee is:IMC32@umcc.ac.ir.

Wish to meet you in Iran.

With best regards.

The member of Organization Committee

K. Mirnia

------------------------------

From: Thiab Taha <thiab@cs.uga.edu>

Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 14:45:09 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena**

The Second IMACS International Conference on

"NONLINEAR EVOLUTION EQUATIONS AND WAVE PHENOMENA:

COMPUTATION AND THEORY"

April 9-12, 2001

Sponsored by

The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in

simulation(IMACS).

to be held at

The University of Georgia

Center for Continuing Education

Athens, Georgia

USA

PURPOSE

The conference will focus on mostly computational, but also theoretical

aspects of nonlinear wave phenomena. It will be interdisciplinary in nature,

bringing together topics in computational mathematics, applied mathematics

and applications in physics.

GENERAL CHAIRS:

R. Vichnevetsky(USA),( President of IMACS)

J. Bona(USA)

T. Taha(USA), (Program Chair and Conference Coordinator)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

(Tentative List)

Malcolm Adams, USA

Gino Biondini, USA

Jerry Bona, USA

Jared Bronski, USA

S. Roy Choudhury, USA

Prabir Daripa, USA

Vassili Dougalis, Greece

Greg Forest, USA

Unal Goktas, USA

Alex Kasman, USA

David Kaup, USA

Yuji Kodama, USA

Brenton leMesurier, USA

Xiaowu Lu, USA

Andy Ludu, USA

Rudolf Schmid, USA

Connie Schober, USA

Catherine Sulem, Canada

Thiab Taha, USA

Fei-Ran Tian, USA

Alexander Tovbis, USA

Robert Vichnevetsky, USA

Otis Wright, United Arab Emirates

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Mark Ablowitz(USA)

Walter Craig (Canada)

William Kath(USA)

Jean-Claude Saut(France)

ORGANIZED SESSIONS(so far):

1. Athanasios Bratsos:"Computational Methods for Nonlinear Wave Equations"

2. Jared Bronski and Peter Miller: "On applications of non-selfadjoint

eigenvalue problems".

3. Roy Choudhry and David Kaup: " Variational Methods in Nonlinear Wave

Propagation and Instability Analysis"

4. Toby Driscoll: "Spectral and high-order numerical methods for nonlinear

PDE simulation."

5. Xiaowu Lu : " symplectic integrator method and its applications"

6. Andy Ludu: "Nonlinear Schrodinger and Gross-Pitaevskii equations and

Bose-Einstein condensates."

7. Otis Wright: "Integrable Equations with Applications."

Note: *4 is tentative.

DEADLINES:

* Proposals for organized sessions: Dec. 10th, 2000

* Submission of contributed papers(one page abstract): Dec. 10th, 2000

* Notification of acceptance: January 10th.,2000

* One page Abstract in camera-ready form: February 15, 2001.

Updated information is posted on the webpage:

http://www.cs.uga.edu/~thiab/waves2001.html"

CONTACT INFORMATION

Send all correspondence (except registration and lodging) to:

Professor Thiab R. Taha

Computer Science Department

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-7404 USA

Email: thiab@cs.uga.edu

Tel: 706 542 3477

Fax: 706 542 2966

For further information regarding the Georgia Center contact:

Joseph Allen

Room 289, Georgia Center for Continuing Education

The University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-3603

U.S.A.

Phone: (706)542-6638

Fax: 706- 542-6465

E-mail: allenj@gactr.uga.edu

------------------------------

From: Lilliam Alvarez <lilliam@cidet.icmf.inf.cu>

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 08:31:49 -0500

**Subject: Conference in Cuba on Industrial and Applied Mathematics**

6th. Symposium on Mathematics and

4th. Conference Italo-Latinoamerican of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Cuba, March 19-23, 2001=20

Convention Center, Havana, Cuba.

The symposium will be held in the context of the International Conference CIMAF 2001.

Dear Collegues:

The Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics, (ICIMAF), is pleased to

announce the VI Symposium on Mathematics, that in this edition is dedicated to the

IV Italo-Latinomerican Conference on Applied and Industrial Mathematics.

The Conference will provide an encounter with this important world of Mathematics.

In general, the Conference is aimed at fostering a fruitful exchange of ideas and

knowledge on current problems of crucial importance for the development.

The focus will be both on the promotion of scientific discussion, research work and

applications of great interest and the strengthening of cooperation ties among the

participants. There will be plenary lectures, tutorials, talks and posters on the

following mathematical topics:

Discrete and Continuous Optimization

Partial Differentials Equations

Dynamical Systems

Numerical Techniques for non-linear ODEs and PDEs

Inverse Problems

Control Theory

Geometry Design

Cryptography and Coding Theory

Commutative Algebra: Applications

Pattern Recognition

Manufacturing Systems

Image and Speech Digital Processing

Social phenomena as Complex Systems: Current trends.

Applications in: Biology, Biotechnology and Pharmacological, Industries, Physics,

Fluid Mechanics, Climate Changes, Ecology, Medicine, etc.

Call for Papers

The official languages of the Conference are Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.

Participants intending to present a paper are requested to send 10 pages full paper

(single space "letter" size) in any of the official languages.

Authors who prefer to submit their papers by post are requested to send them

(accompanied by or limited to an electronic version) to the following mail address:

CIMAF=B42001

Calle 15 # 551 entre C y D, Vedado

C.P. 10400, La Habana, Cuba

For further information please contact:

Dra. Lilliam M. =C1lvarez D=EDaz lilliam@cidet.icmf.inf.cu=20

Organizing Committee cimaf01@cidet.icmf.inf.cu=20

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From: Tang Tao <ttang@aaron.math.hkbu.edu.hk>

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 17:11:50 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Conference in Beijing on Scientific and Engineering Computing**

The International Conference on Scientific & Engineering Computing

(SCE 2001 BEIJING)

The conference will be held from March 19 to 23, 2000 in Peking

University, Beijing China. This conference will be supported by Ministry

of Education of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, The

Special Funds for Major State Basic Research Projects "Large Scale

Scientific Computation Research" and Peking University. A number of

distinguished computational scientisits have agreed to give invited

presentations in this conference. The Chairman of the Scientific Committee

is Professor Zhong-Ci Shi of the Chinese Academy of Science and the

Chairman of the Organizing Committee is Professor Pingwen Zhang of Peking

University.

More information at a recently updated website:

http://www.math.pku.edu.cn/sec2001/

Tao Tang

Hong Kong Baptist University

------------------------------

From: Zhilin Li <zhilin@unity.ncsu.edu>

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 21:37:45 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Department Head Position at NC State University**

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Professor and Head

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics, in the College of Physical and Mathematical

Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU), invites applications

and nominations for the position of Professor and Head of the Department.

The Department has 66 full time faculty, over 100 graduate students, over

200 undergraduate majors, and a number of visiting faculty and

postdoctoral research assistants. With annual research expenditures in

excess of $2 million, the Department has strong research programs in both

pure and applied mathematics and an exceptional record of

interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments, government,

industry, and other academic institutions such as Duke, the University of

North Carolina, and other universities in the greater Triangle area.

State-of-the-art computing and communication facilities support strong

undergraduate, graduate, and outreach programs, all of which the faculty

takes very seriously. Members of the Department provide leadership for the

Center for Research in Scientific Computation, an interdisciplinary Center

that provides a focal point for research in applied mathematics and

computational science and facilitates collaborations with outside

departments and institutions. The Department and the Center jointly

sponsor an Industrial Applied Mathematics Program that involves graduate

students, postdoctoral research associates, faculty, and industrial

scientists.

The new Head will have an exceptional opportunity to take a leadership

role in new directions for the Department. He or she will be expected to

establish high standards for the teaching and research programs of the

Department, to have a balanced appreciation for teaching, pure and applied

research, and outreach, and to maintain a vigorous program of scholarship

and professional activity. The salary and initial package for the

successful applicant will be competitive and commensurate with

qualifications.

NCSU offers unique opportunities for industrial-academic collaborations on

the new Centennial Campus, an over 1000-acre site housing both University

and industrial research facilities. The nearby Research Triangle Park is

home to numerous industrial research campuses, the National Institute of

Environmental Health Sciences, a major Environment Protection Agency

complex, the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, and the NCSU

Biotechnology Center. The Triangle area is regularly acclaimed in national

publications as a great place to live.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and by

arrangement at least three letters of reference to:

Dr. D. E. Aspnes, Chair

Mathematics Head Search Committee

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Box 8201

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8201

The Department and its many activities are described more fully on its Web

site http://www.math.ncsu.edu. Questions may be directed to

aspnes@unity.ncsu.edu. Review of applications will begin 01 Dec 2000 and

will continue until the position is filled. NCSU is an equal opportunity,

affirmative action employer and especially solicits applications from

women, underrepresented minorities and persons who are physically challenged.

------------------------------

From: Misha Kilmer <mkilme01@tufts.edu>

Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 15:02:57 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Position at Tufts University**

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Medford, MA 02155

http://www.tufts.edu/as/math

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professorship to begin

September 1, 2001. Initial one year contract, renewable to a maximum

of three years. Ph.D., promise of strong research and evidence of

strong teaching ability required. Research area preferred: Numerical

linear algebra. The teaching load will be two courses per semester.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and have three letters of

recommendation sent to Misha Kilmer, Search Committee Chair. Review

of applications will begin January 25, 2001 and continue until the

position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members

of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Misha Kilmer, Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics ph: 617-627-2005

Bromfield-Pearson Bldg. fax: 617-627-3966

Tufts University email: mkilme01@tufts.edu

Medford, MA 02155 http://www.tufts.edu/~mkilme01

------------------------------

From: Jerry Taylor <taylor@math.colostate.edu>

Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 08:55:02 -0700

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Colorado State University**

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University invites

applications for a regular tenure-track faculty position and a

postdoctoral position beginning Fall of 2001. The individuals appointed

must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and be capable of

fulfilling the highest expectations in research and in teaching. The

appointment level for the regular faculty position is open, but

preference will be given to candidates at the Assistant Professor level.

Our primary need this season is in Combinatorics (with special interest

in coding theory, cryptography, digital signal processing, or discrete

optimization). Exceptional candidates in other areas may also be

considered.

The Department currently has areas of strength in algebra, algebraic

geometry/topology, analysis and applied analysis, combinatorics,

dynamical systems, mathematics education, numerical analysis,

optimization, partial differential equations, pattern analysis, and

scientific computing. We have 150 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate

students, with 32 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Colorado

State University has an enrollment of 23,000 students and is located in

Fort Collins, Colorado, an attractive community of over 100,000 located

at the base of the Rocky Mountains 65 miles north of Denver. More

information may be obtained via the Department's Web page at

http://www.math.colostate.edu.

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vita, summary of future

research plans, evidence of effective teaching, and at least three

letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent to:

Faculty Hiring Committee,

Department of Mathematics,

Colorado State University,

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1874.

Applications received by December 1, 2000 will receive full

consideration, but screening will continue until the positions are

filled. A job description can be found at

http://www.math.colostate.edu/jobs.html.

Colorado State University is an EEO/AA employer (Equal Opportunity

Office, 101 Student Services).

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From: Brent Lindquist <lindquis@berea.ams.sunysb.edu>

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 10:05:58 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at SUNY, Stony Brook**

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The department invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions

with starting dates on, or before, September 1, 2001. The department is

seeking candidates with research activity in computational applied

mathematics in one of more areas of: fluid dynamics, parallel computing,

hyperbolic conservation laws, flow in elastic and plastic media, or flow in

porous media. Requirements include an earned doctorate in a relevant field,

and demonstrated potential for research excellence.

Additional information concerning the department and its research

activities is available from the WWW home page

http://www.ams.sunsyb.edu

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, description of research

interests, and three recommendation letters to: James Glimm, Chair; Department

of Applied Mathematics and Statistics; SUNY at Stony Brook; Stony Brook,

NY 11794-3600.

SUNY at Stony Brook is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

and educator and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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From: Dorothee Bonnet <bonnet@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 14:25:33 -0500

**Subject: Contractual Position at CERCA, Montreal**

CONTRACTUAL POSITION AT CERCA

CFD TRANSFER SPECIALIST

CERCA seeks applications for a one year contractual position in

computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The selected person will be involved in

the industrial transfer and the support to users of a suite of CFD programs

aimed at the simulation of arc-flow interaction in high-voltage

circuit-breakers.

The ideal applicant has a good experience in CFD software development,

including mesh generation and graphical user interfaces. A good experience

in using the UNIX system and the FORTRAN programming language is required.

A knowledge of GL and X11 graphic libraries is an asset.

Applications will be accepted until the position is fulfilled.

for more information : http://www.cerca.umontreal.ca/divers/openingCFD.html

------------------------------

From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 15:53:35 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Special Issue of Linear Algebra and Its Applications**

Linear Algebra and Its Applications

Second call for papers for the Fourth Special Issue on

LINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL

New deadline for submission: February 15, 2001

In the past, LAA has published three special issues devoted to

the field of Linear Systems and Control: 1983 (vol. 50), 1989

(vols. 122-124) and 1994 (vols. 203-204). More than six years

after the publication of the last special issue, it is time to

take stock of recent and current interactions between Linear

Algebra and Systems Theory.

The cross fertilization between these two fields has been very

fruitful in the past. While linear algebraic methods have been

instrumental for much of the development of linear systems

theory, many system theoretic concepts and constructions are now

part of the body of linear algebra. Today systems theory is a

place where methods from many different parts of mathematics are

combined. As a result linear systems theory has become a rich

source of linear algebraic problems. More recently, new

paradigms, new problems and areas of application have appeared

on the scene: the behavioural approach, coding theory, distance

problems and parameter uncertainty, the dynamic systems approach to=20

algorithms, computational complexity issues in systems theory and

discrete event systems.

These important subject areas have enriched linear systems theory

and will influence the future development of linear algebra, too.

We hope that the upcoming issue will further this process and we

encourage all authors working in these areas to submit their

contributions.

As in previous issues, this one will be open for all papers with

significant new results in Systems and Control Theory where

either linear algebraic methods play an important role or new

tools and problems of linear algebraic nature are presented.

Also survey papers are very welcome which illustrate specific

areas where the interaction of Systems Theory and Linear Algebra

has been particularly successful. Papers must meet the

publication standards of Linear Algebra and Its Applications and

will be refereed in the usual way.

Areas and topics of interest for this special issue include:

- Structure theory of linear systems and system families

- Stability theory

- Distance problems and analysis of uncertain systems

- Methods of robust control

- Approximation and interpolation problems arising in systems theory

- Geometric control theory and geometry of linear systems

- Linear behaviors

- Multidimensional systems and systems over rings

- Module theoretic techniques in system theory

- Coding theory with connections to systems theory

- Algorithms for linear systems

- Numerical issues in linear systems theory

- Computational complexity in linear algebra and systems theory

- Discrete event systems

The deadline for submission of papers is 15 February 2001, and

the special issue is expected to be published in 2002. Papers should be=20

sent to any of its special editors:=20

Vincent Blondel

Department of Mathematical Engineering, CESAME

Universit=E9 catholique de Louvain

Avenue Georges Lemaitre, 4

B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Belgium

E-mail: blondel@inma.ucl.ac.be

Diederich Hinrichsen

Institut fuer Dynamische Systeme,

Universitaet Bremen

Postfach 330 440

D 28334 Bremen

Germany

E-mail: dh@math.uni-bremen.de

Joachim Rosenthal

Department of Mathematics

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556-5683

U.S.A.

E-mail: rosen@nd.edu

Paul Van Dooren

Department of Mathematical Engineering, CESAME

Universit=E9 catholique de Louvain

Avenue Georges Lemaitre, 4

B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Belgium

E-mail: vdooren@anma.ucl.ac.be

------------------------------

From: Maya Neytcheva <neytchev@sci.kun.nl>

Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 17:32:18 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications**

CONTENTS

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Volume 7, Issue 6, 2000

Special issue on Numerical Linear Algebra Methods for

Computational Fluid Flow problems

Multigrid techniques for finite elements on locally refined meshes

R.Becker and M. Braack (pp. 363-379)

Steady Bingham fluid flow in cylindrical pipes:

a time dependent approach to the iterative solution

J.-W. He and R. Glowinski (pp. 381-428)

Fast pressure calculation for 2D and 3D time dependent incompressible flows

J. van Kan, C. Vuik and P Wesseling (pp. 429-447)

A new nonoverlapping domain decomposition method for stabilized

finite element methods applied to the nonstationary Navier-Stokes equations

G. Lube, L. M\"uller and H. M\"uller (pp. 449-472)

CFD for incompressible flow: numerical efficiency versus gigaflops

S. Turek (pp. 473-482)

CONTENTS

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Volume 7, Issue 7-8, 2000

Special issue: Preconditioning techniques for Large Sparse Matrix

Problems in Industrial Applications (SPARSE'99)

Part I: Algorithms

LQ-Schur projection on large sparse matrix equations

D. Boley and T. Goehring (pp. 491-503)

AILU: A preconditioner based on the analytic factorization of the elliptic operator

M.J. Gander and F. Nataf (pp. 505-526)

Preconditioning by incomplete block elimination

L. Grosz (pp. 527-541)

An incomplete LU-factorization algorithm based on block bordering

L. Yu Kolotilina, A.A. Nikishin, and A. Yu. Yeremin (pp. 543-567)

The DEFLATED-GMRES(m,k) method with switching the restart frequency dynamically

K. Moriya and T. Nodera (pp. 569-584)

Block-diagonal and indefinite symmetric preconditioners for

mixed finite element formulations

I. Perugia and V. Simoncini (pp. 585-616)

Repairing near-singularity for dense EMC problems by adaptive basis techniques

M. Verbeek (pp. 617-634)

Part II: Algorithms and Applications

Parallel block ILUT/ILDLT preconditioning for sparse eigenproblems

and sparse linear systems

A. Basermann (pp. 635-648)

A parallel linear system solver for circuit simulation problems

W. Bomhof and H. van der Vorst (pp. 649-665)

Sparse pattern selection strategies for robust Frobenius

norm minimization preconditioners in electromagnetism

B. Carpentieri, I.S. Duff, and L. Giraud (pp. 667-685)

A scalable dual-primal domain decomposition method

Ch. Farhat, M. Lesoinne, and K. Pierson (pp. 687-714)

Efficient preconditioning scheme for block partitioned matrices with

structured sparsity

B. Poirier (pp. 715-726)

Interface preserving coarsening Multigrid for elliptic problems with

highly discontinuous coefficients

W. L. Wan (pp. 727-741)

Preconditioning strategies for linear systems arising in tire design

M. Sosonkina, J.T. Melson, Y. Saad and L.T. Watson (pp. 743-757)

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