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From: Anshul Gupta <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 15:51:09 -0500
Subject: WSMP, Watson Sparse Matrix Package

WSMP: Watson Sparse Matrix Package
A Serial/Parallel Direct General/Symmetric Sparse Solver

Part I -- direct solution of symmetric sparse systems

Part II -- direct solution of general sparse systems

We are pleased to announce the availability of Version 1.0 of WSMP
(Watson Sparse Matrix Package) --- a robust, high-performance, easy-
to-use serial and parallel software for the direct solution of general
and symmetric sparse linear systems on IBM RS6000 and SP platforms.

WSMP enhances the capabilities of the older package WSSMP and renders
it obsolete. WSMP can solve symmetric sparse systems without partial
pivoting on a serial or SMP RS6000 workstation and on an IBM SP with
serial or SMP nodes. In addition, it can solve general/unsymmetric sparse
systems with partial pivoting on a serial or SMP RS6000.

Currently, WSMP is freely available to RS6000 and SP users. Please
refer to the documentation (see links to the FTP site above) for details
on obtaining and using the software. Questions pertaining to WSMP, as
well as comments, bug reports, and errors/typos in the documentation may
be directed to

Anshul Gupta
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 218
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


From: Christoph Helmberg <>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 00:55:38 +0100 (CET)
Subject: SBmethod, A C++ Code for Large Scale Eigenvalue Optimization

SBmethod - A C++ code for large scale eigenvalue optimization

SBmethod implements the spectral bundle method for minimizing
the maximum eigenvalue of an affine matrix function (real and
symmetric). The code is intended for large scale problems. It
supports sign constraints on the design variables and allows
to exploit structural properties of the matrices such as
sparsity and low rank structure.

The code comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY and is free under
the terms of the Gnu General Public License, Version 2.
The source code and a manual for the compiled program is
available at

Best regards,

Christoph Helmberg
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin
Takustrasse 7, D-14195 Berlin, Germany


From: Marco Picasso <>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:37:08 +0100
Subject: Web Course with Java applets, Introduction to Numerical Analysis

Dear Collegues,

We would like to bring to your attention the web course
This web course (in french) illustrates the teaching book (also in french)
"Introduction a l'analyse numerique", see

This web course contains 14 chapters corresponding to the 14 lessons
of the book . The following topics are included : interpolation, numerical
derivation and quadrature, numerical methods for nonlinear equations,
differential equations, and partial differential equations. Interactive
examples are proposed with the help of Java applets.


Jacques Rappaz and Marco Picasso
Chaire d'Analyse et Simulation Numeriques, Departement de Mathematiques,
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.


From: Yaroslav Sergeyev <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 16:57:32 +0100
Subject: New Book on Optimization

A new book on optimization

Global Optimization with Non-Convex Constraints:
Sequential and Parallel Algorithms
Roman G. Strongin
Nizhni Novgorod State University, Russia
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev
Institute of Systems Analysis and Information Technology of the CNR,
c/o University of Calabria, Italy and Nizhni Novgorod State University,

Volume 45

This book presents a new approach to global non-convex constrained
optimization. Problem dimensionality is reduced via space-filling
curves. To economize the search, constraint is accounted separately
(penalties are not employed). The multicriteria case is also considered.
All techniques are generalized for (non-redundant) execution on
multiprocessor systems.

Audience: Researchers and students working in optimization, applied
mathematics, and computer science.

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6490-2
October 2000, 728 pp.
NLG 560.00 / USD 275.00 / GBP 174.00

For a complete table of contents please access Kluwer Acadmic
Publisher's web site . You may also order books
directly on line by accessing the web.


From: Alexis Fotis <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 10:15:46 -0000
Subject: Conference in Greece on Mathematics and Computers in Physics

MCP 2001

3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Physics
Rethymnon, CRETE (GREECE).
JULY 8-15, 2001
Jointly with the 5th IEEE CSCC

Balazs A.P. (USA),Bortoletto D. (USA) ,Brabson B. (USA) ,Bruinsma R. (USA),
Burt P.B. (USA), Callan C. (USA) , Chaichian M. (Finland) , Chang A. (USA),
Chandrasekharan S. (USA) , Cheu E. (USA) , Chu S. (USA) , Cronstrom C.
(Finland) , Csorna S. (USA) , Dahiya J. (USA) , Draayer B. (USA), Edvinsson
G. (Sweden) , Fang Li-Zhi (USA) , Flanagan E. (USA) , Fronsdal C. (USA) ,
Gutay L. (USA), Giordano N. (USA) , Giuliani G. (USA) , Gozdz A. (Poland) ,
Han Moo-Young (USA) , Hochheimer H. (USA)
Holland D. (USA) , Jiang H. (USA) , Kalos M. (USA) , Kleppe A. (USA) ,
Koskinen H. (Finland) , Kurki-Suonio K. (Finland) , Maalampi J. (Finland) ,
LeClair A. (USA) , Martii M.S. (Finland) , Marcy G. (USA)
Mastorakis N. (Greece), McElfreshn M. (USA) , Meyer H. (USA)
Nakanishi H. (USA) , Osgood R. (USA) , Page Lyman (USA) , Piroue P.A. (USA)
,Pomorska B. (Poland) , Proga D. (USA) , Saarikko H. (Finland)
Salerno M. (Italy) , Serimaa R. (Finland) , Stanley H.E. (USA)
Thomas A.W. (Australia) , Thibado P.M. (USA) , Tuts M. (USA) , Varonides A.
(USA) , Vasilyev V. (Russia) , Vickers A. (UK) , Vilasi G. (Italy)
Wang L.J. (USA) , Weller H.R. (USA) , Wicksted J.P. (USA) , Williams A.
(Australia) , Xiao Min (USA) , Xie X.C. (USA)


From: Jacques Blanc-Talon <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 18:39:04 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference in Germany on Intelligent Vision Systems

First Call For Papers
3rd International Conference on
Theory and Applications
Baden-Baden (Germany), July 30 - August 3, 2001


ACIVS'2001 is the third of a series of conferences focusing on techniques
for building adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems.
Papers are sollicited in the areas of image processing, pattern recognition,
compression and algorithm assessment.
Topics include (but are not limited to):

- Image Processing (adaptive filtering, image restoration, adaptive
segmentation, model-based algorithms, learning, nonlinear optimization,
multiresolution and scale-space theory, fractals and multifractals).
- Pattern Recognition (statistical and structural pattern recognition, robust
matching and parsing algorithms, application of automata and grammars).
- Image and Video Compression Algorithms (wavelets, vector quantization,
fractals, hybrid techniques, semantic image compression, watermarking).
- Image Quality and Algorithmic Performance Evaluation (empirical evaluation,
image and video quality metrics [objective, perceptually based metrics], methods
[ROC curves, etc.] and professional applications [medical, military, etc.]).


Scott Acton, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.
Sos S. Agaian, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA.
Marwan Al-Akaidi, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Mauro Barni, Universita' di Siena, Italy.
Jacques Blanc-Talon, CTA, Arcueil, France.
Philippe Bolon, LAMII, University of Savoie, Annecy, France.
Don Bone, Mediaware Solutions, Canberra, Australia.
Adam Borkowski, IFTP, Warsaw, Poland.
Nikolaos Bourbakis, SUNY, Binghamton, USA.
Horst Bunke, IAM, Bern, Switzerland.
Patrick Courtney, Visual Automation Ltd, Manchester, UK.
Jennifer Davidson, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
Edward J. Delp, Purdue University, USA.
Georgy Gimel'Farb, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Daniele Giusto, University of Cagliari, Italy.
Heikki Kalviainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
Haomin Jin, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Itsuo Kumazawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
Hideo Kuroda, Nagasaki University, Japan.
Bruce Litow, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
Claus B. Madsen, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Hitoshi Maekawa, Saitama University, Japan.
Anamitra Makur, Indian Institute of Science, India.
Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia.
Wojciech S. Mokrzycki, IPIPAN, Warsaw, Poland.
Annick Montanvert, UPMF, Grenoble, France.
Naoya Ohta, Gunma University, Kiryu, Japan.
Andrew P. Paplinski, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Marcin Paprzycki, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
Fernando Pereira, Instituto Superior T=E9cnico, Lisboa, Portugal.
Sylvie Philip, ENSEA, Cergy, France.
Wilfried Philips, Vakgroep TELIN, Gent, Belgium.
Moshe Porat, Dept. of Electrical Eng., Technion, Israel.
Dan Popescu, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia.
Georges Stamon, IARFA, Paris VI University, France.
Wojciech Szpankowski, Purdue University, USA.
Frederic Truchetet, Le2i, Le Creusot, France.
Juan Jose Villanueva, CVC Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.


Expression of interest: December 22, 2000
Tutorials proposal: December 22, 2000
Notification of tutorials acceptance: January 26, 2001
Deadline for paper submission: March 16, 2001
Notification of paper acceptance: May 4, 2001
Camera-ready manuscripts: June 1, 2001
Conference date: July 30/August 4, 2001


More information will be soon available at:

Dr Jacques Blanc-Talon Dr Dan Popescu
Geographie-Imagerie-Perception Mathematical and Information Science
16 bis, Av. Prieur de la cote d'or, GPO Box 664
94114, Arcueil, FRANCE Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA


From: Kevin Burrage <>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 07:42:24 +1000
Subject: Conference in Australia on Computational Techniques

The 10th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference
16-18 July 2001
University Of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072
A conference on aspects of computational
mathematics; scientific, technical, and industrial
applications; and high performance computing

Invited talks
Prof. Hans-Georg Bock
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
(IWR), Heidelberg,Germany

Prof. Lothar Reichel
Kent State University,
Ohio, USA

Prof. Carl Chiarella
School of Finance and
Economics, University of Technology, Sydney,

Prof. Graeme Fairweather
Mathematical and Computer Sciences,
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA

You can register on line at

and request further information from
Professor Kevin Burrage


From: Bette Byrne <>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:27:01
Subject: One-Day Workshop at Oxford on Subgrid Modelling


One-Day Workshop on Subgrid Modelling
Wednesday, 6th December, 2000

Oxford University Computing Laboratory


This one-day workshop is concerned with approaches to subgrid modelling,
a subject of great interest in computational modelling in the many situations
that arise when there are insufficient resources to resolve all the details
of a problem.

The meeting affords an opportunity for researchers in different communities
to pool experiences from a number of relevant areas.

The workshop will take place at Oxford University Computing Laboratory,
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, and is planned to begin at 10.30 a.m.
with coffee.

Speakers will include:

Dr Anton Beljaars (ECMWF)

Prof Mike Christie (Heriot-Watt University)

Prof Howard Elman (University of Maryland - currently visiting OUCL)

Dr Ann Muggeridge (Imperial College)

Prof Peter Voke (University of Surrey)

Additional short presentations are invited. It is planned to keep the meeting
reasonably informal with a few keynote talks, the rest of the meeting being
available for discussion.

There will be a charge of #30 for academics and #50 for non-academics which
will include coffee, lunch and tea. A nominal charge of #15 is made for
bona fide postgraduate students.

If you require any further information please contact:

Mrs B C Byrne
Oxford University Computing Laboratory,
Wolfson Building, Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3QD.
Tel: (01865) 273883
Fax: (01865) 273839


From: Christian Haefke <>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 11:22:02 +0100
Subject: Symposium in Wales on Computational Methods, Financial Markets

Advanced Computing in Financial Markets
June 19-22, 2001
Bangor, Wales

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together leading researchers and
interested practitioners in all fields of computational methods and
finance. Submissions are especially encouraged in the areas of derivative
pricing, risk management, as well as exchange rate and interest rate
modeling. Papers that provide new methodologies and techniques or enhance
our understanding of existing methods are particularly welcome.

Topics (not limited to:)

Application areas: Asset Valuation and Trading, Corporate Distress,
Currency Models, Derivatives: Hedging Strategies, Pricing, Portfolio
Management, Retail Finance, Risk Management, Tactical Asset Allocation,
Term Structure Models

Methodologies: Adaptive/Kalman Filtering Techniques, Automated
Reasoning, Classification, Context Free Languages, Econometrics of High
Frequency Data, Extreme Value Statistics, Fuzzy Systems and Rough Sets,
Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming, Global Optimization, Hypothesis
Testing and Confidence Intervals, Intelligent Trading Agents, Model
Identification, Selection and Specification, Neural Networks and Machine
Learning, Probabilistic Modeling/Inference, Resampling and Monte Carlo
Methods, Robust Model Estimation, Time Series Analysis.

International Program Committee:

Ait-Sahalia Y., Princeton University, USA
Bollerslev T., Duke University, USA
Colemann T., Cornell University, USA
Dacorogna M. M., Olsen & Associates, Switzerland
Dawid H., U of Southern California, USA
Gottschling A., Euroquants Consulting, Germany
Haefke, C., Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Haerdle W., Humboldt University, Germany
Hiemstra Y., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hussain, A., University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K.
Hyung N., Tinbergen Institute Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kamstra, Mark, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Korczak J., Universit=E9 Louis Pasteur, France
Lehmann B., IRPS, University of California at San Diego, USA
Manganelli S., European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Moody J., Oregon Graduate Inst., USA
O'Leary D., University of Southern California, USA
Politis D., UC San Diego, USA
Poon S., University of Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K.
Rockinger M., HEC School of Finance, France
Skalak D., IBM Data Mining and Analytics Group, USA
Soni T., SBS Technologies, USA
Tauchen G., Duke University, USA
Tzavalis E., Queen Mary & Westfield College, U.K.


Wolfgang Haerdle: Quantlets for (Financial) Risk Management

Please contact:

Christian Haefke

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Department of Economics and Business
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
E-08005 Barcelona, Spain

E-mail: mailto://
Phone: +34 542 2706/ Fax: +34 542 1746

or the conference webpage:


From: Laurence Yang <>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 15:48:23 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing

The 2nd Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering
Computing with Applications (PDSECA-01)

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, San Francisco

April 23-27, 2001

in conjunction with
The 15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

Scope and Interests:

Parallel and distributed scientific and engineering computing has become a
key technology which will play an important part in determining, or at least
shaping, future research and development activities in many academic and
industrial branches. This special workshop is to bring together computer
scientists, applied mathematicians and researchers to present, discuss and
exchange idea, results, work in progress and experience of research in the
area of parallel and distributed computing for problems in science and
engineering applications.

Among the main topics (but not limited to) are:

* development of advanced parallel and distributed methods
* parallel and distributed computing techniques and codes,
* practical experiences using various supercomputers with software
such as MPI, PVM, and High Performance Fortran, OpenMP, etc.
* applications to the following areas:

* computational fluid dynamics and mechanics
* material sciences
* space, weather, climate systems and global changes
* computational environment and energy systems
* computational ocean and earth sciences
* combustion system simulation
* computational chemistry
* computational physics
* bioinformatics and computational biology
* medical applications
* transportation systems simulations
* combinatorial and global optimization problems
* structural engineering
* computational electromagnetics
* computer graphics
* semiconductor technology, electronic circuits and system design etc.

Submission Information:

Authors should send one copy of paper with experimental results in
either PS or PDF format at most 20 pages to the workshop organizers
( or via electronic mail or three copies via
postal mail. Contributions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers from
both Program Committee and external reviewers for relevance and technical
contents on basis of papers. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE
Computer Society Press as proceedings of the IPDPS workshops. Selected
papers will be appeared on a special issue of the International Journal of

Further information about the conference proceedings and registration
fee can be found by web sites:

Important Deadlines:

Paper submission Due December 01, 2000
Notification of Acceptance December 15, 2000
Final camera-ready paper January 15, 2001

Workshop Organizers:

Prof. Laurence T. Yang Prof. Yi Pan
(chair) (Co-Chair)
Department of Computer Science Department of Computer Science
POBox 5000,St.Francis Xavier University Georgia State University
Antigonish, B2G 2W5 Atlanta, GA 30303
Nova Scotia, Canada
Email: Email:

Technical Committee: (see workshop web site)


From: Sherman Riemenschneider <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 17:51:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at West Virginia University

Senior and Junior Positions in Mathematics
West Virginia University

Applications and nominations are invited for two positions in
Mathematics. A distinguished senior or rapidly rising mid-career
individual appointed as EBERLY PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS starting August 16,
2001, or as negotiated, should be an individual with an outstanding
research reputation, supported by an established strong research
program and success in attracting external funding. The appointee will
be expected to fulfill a leadership role and add research strength to
one of two program initiatives: A joint undergraduate program with the
Department of Statistics in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, and
a cooperative Ph.D. program with the Departments of Computer Science
and Statistics in Computational Computing and Discrete Mathematics.
An interest in interdisciplinary research connections and/or
collaboration with industry and government research lab/agencies will
be an advantage. Federal research presence in the area includes
the National Energy Technology Laboratory, a NASA Software Independent
Validation and Verification Facility, a FBI Identification Facility in
Clarksburg, and a NIOSH facility. Candidates should have excellent
communication and teaching skills, and a commitment to
undergraduate education and graduate supervision. The appointment will
be at the rank of Associate/Full Professor with benefits
accorded to Eberly Family Distinguished Professors in the Eberly
College of Arts and Sciences.

An anticipated TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP in the area of applied
harmonic analysis, wavelet analysis, and approximation theory, is expected
subject to funding and administrative approval, through an NSF EPSCoR
Infrastructure grant with an expected starting date of August 16, 2001. The
area of research should include connections to applications in signal and image
processing. Candidates should have demonstrated outstanding research potential,
excellent communication and teaching skills, an interest in developing
interdisciplinary research, and a commitment to undergraduate education and
graduate supervision.

West Virginia University is a Land Grant institution, enrolling 23,500
students, classified as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive in the
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Department
of Mathematics has 24 full-time faculty members and approximately 30 Masters
and Ph.D. students. The Department is housed in newly refurbished facilities
that include networked offices and the University's Mathematics Library. The
University is located in Morgantown, an award winning ``small'' city
with a metropolitan population of about 50,000. Morgantown has diverse
cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent medical facilities,
and a favorable location with ready access to the urban areas of
Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C.

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a vita with
statements commenting on their research program and teaching
philosophy, and contact information for five references.
Applications, nominations, and inquires should be sent to

Sherman D. Riemenschneider
Chair, Department of Mathematics
320 Armstrong Hall
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6310

Priority will be given to applications received by January 30, 2001.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Minority, disabled, and women candidates are urged to


From: Kevin Burrage <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 08:50:37 +1000
Subject: Positions at The University of Queensland



Reference Numbers:
68400 - Education
68500 - HPCC Support
68600 - Research & Development
68700 - Visualisation (UQ only)
68800 - PhD Stipends

Closing date: 7 December 2000

The Queensland Parallel Supercomputing Foundation (QPSF) is a consortium of
Queensland Universities

(CQU (Rockhampton),
GU (Brisbane),
JCU (Townsville),
QUT (Brisbane),
USQ (Toowoomba),
UQ (Brisbane))

responsible for progressing developments in High Performance Computing and
Communications (HPCC) within Queensland. QPSF has been established as the
single point of contact for HPCC between State Government and the tertiary
sector, and it is also the Queensland partner in the national HPCC consortium,
APAC (Australian Partnership in Advanced Computing). Its role in APAC, QPSF
has a number of positions and PhD stipends available for three years in the
broad themes outlined below. This is an opportunity for gifted and energetic
people to work collaboratively in a highly integrated environment. Those
interested in either the three year positions or the PhD stipends, please
send seven copies (an original plus six copies) of your application to
Ms. Kate Nuttall
Personnel Officer
Faculty of Engineering
Physical Sciences and Architecture
University of Queensland
Brisbane Qld 4072
Ph. 07 3365 7922
Fax 07 3365 1881.

For further information on these positions, please contact Professor Kevin
Burrage at and see the below URLs for job description and
duty statements


From: Christoph Helmberg <>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 00:36:56 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Research Position at ZIB, Berlin



Starting with January 1, 2001 we have an opening at the
German BAT IIa/Ib level with a duration of three years in the
following project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education
and Research (BMBF), Grant 03-HEM2B4 (applications will be
accepted till the position is filled).

Our industrial partner operates several warehouses within
the same city. Some of these warehouses are too small to
hold sufficient stock of each product for the day; therefore,
goods are constantly transferred between warehouses by
a shuttle service consisting of several trucks. Part of
the demand is known in advance, part is stochastic and has
to be estimated from available statistical data.
The task is to find a schedule that distributes the goods
between the warehouses by means of the trucks so that demand
can be satisfied on time with high probability. This requires
the development of a stochastic model of the demand, a basic
understanding of the logistics involved, the development and
implementation of optimization methods, and the evaluation of
these approaches in simulations. In this you will be part of
a young team of open-minded researches that will help you to
get into the subject but also expects that you are prepared
and willing to share responsibilities.
Candidates wishing to complete their Ph.D. or Habilitation
in connection with this project are strongly encouraged
to do so.

- advanced degree in mathematics or computer science
- experience in any of the following fields would be an advantage:
+ convex optimization
+ stochastic programming
+ stochastic processes
+ combinatorial optimization
- reasonable programming skills in C/C++
- knowledge of German is an advantage; otherwise, English is
necessary and you should be willing to learn German in order
to communicate with our industrial partners.

We expect that you have a strong commitment to the project and
to research in this field, that you are capable of working in a
team and acquaint yourself with new fields and skills when needed.

ZIB is a research laboratory of the state of Berlin, Germany.
You will be part of the optimization group within the Scientific
Computing department. The optimization group consists of roughly
twenty young scientists from various countries and has a very
strong record of successful industrial projects.
ZIB maintains a well equipped library and is in close contact
to the three universities in Berlin. It offers excellent
possibilities for starting or advancing a scientific career.
To learn more about ZIB visit
Last but not least, since the fall of the wall Berlin has been
booming. It is probably the liveliest, most interesting, and
fastest changing city in Europe.

Applicants for this position (number 07/00) should send a CV,
in German or English, and a covering letter including contact
information for two or three references to:

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin
Takustr. 7,
D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem

For further inquiries on the project and the position contact

Christoph Helmberg
Phone: ++49 (30) 84185 -294
Fax : ++49 (30) 84185 -269


From: Peter Benner <>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 21:14:58 +0100
Subject: Research Position at University of Bremen

PhD position at University of Bremen

The Center for Technomathematics (Zentrum fuer Technomathematik) in
the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University
of Bremen (Germany) offers a part time research assistantship in the
research project

Numerical Methods for Robust Control.

The project is funded by the DFG (German Science Foundation). The aim
of the research project is the design, analysis, and implementation of
new numerical methods in the areas of H-infinity optimal control and

Salary is based on the German BTA IIa tariff and will be around 50000
DM per annum. Additional support may be available through teaching
assistantships (depending on German language skills) and short-term
research contracts.

Applicants should hold a M.Sc. in Mathematics or Control Engineering
or any degree equivalent to the German Diplom in Mathematics. The
prospective candidate is supposed to work towards a Ph.D. in

Applications should be sent to

Universitaet Bremen
Fachbereich 3
Postfach 33 04 40
D-28334 Bremen

using the reference number A 146/00. Closing date for applications is
December 14, 2000.

For further information please contact Dr. Peter Benner,
phone +49 (0)421 218-4819, e-mail:


From: Kendall Atkinson <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 15:19:08 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Integral Equations and Applications

FALL 2000, Volume 12, Number 3

1. Analysis and Numerics of an Integral Equation Model for Slender Bodies in
Low Reynolds-Number Flows
By Th. Goetz and A. Unterreiter

2. Positive Solutions of Singular Integral Equations
By Maria Meehan and Donal O'Regan

3. A Nystrom Method for a Class of Integral Equations on the Real Line
with Applications to Scattering by Diffraction Gratings and Rough
By A. Meier, T. Arens, S.N. Chandler-Wilde and A. Kirsch

4. Global Stability of a Fractional Partial Differential Equation
By Hana Petzeltova and Jan Pruess

The contents of past issues from Volume 8 onwards can be found by
going to the web site


From: Constructive Approximation <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:29:29 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation

Constructive Approximation
Volume 17 - Number 1, 2001

M.v. Golitschek and W.A. Light
Interpolation by Polynomials and Radial Basis Functions on Spheres

T.A. Hogan and R.-Q. Jia
Dependence Relations Among the Shifts of a Multivariate
Refinable Distribution

T.N.T. Goodman, C.A. Micchelli and Z. Shen
Riesz Bases in Subspaces of L_2(R+)

C. Impens and H. Vernaeve
Asymptotics of Differentiated Bernstein Polynomials

X. Li and R. Wong
On the Asymptotics of the Meixner-Pollaczek Polynomials
and Their Zeros

T. Bloom
On the Convergence in Capcity of Rational Approximants

L. Baratchart, H. Stahl and F. Weilonsky
Asymptotic Uniqueness of Best Rational Approximants of
Given Degree to Markov Functions in L^2 of the Circle

S.J. Gardiner
Convergence of Rational Interpolants with Preassigned Poles

D. Braess
Note on the Approximation of Powers of the Distance in
Two-Dimensional Domains

P. Petrushev
Nonlinear Approximation from Dictionaries: Some Open
Problems: Research Problems 2001-1


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