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From: George Miel <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 00:20:37 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Statistical Ranking Problem

Consider n items x_1, ... , x_n each assumed to have a scalar attribute,
worth(x_i), called its "intrinsic worth". Define rank(x_i) by sorting
these worths in decreasing order, for example, if

worth(x_1)=3 worth(x_2)=1 worth(x_3)=5


rank(x_3)=1 rank(x_1)=2 rank(x_2)=3.

Suppose that worth(x_i) are modelled as random variables with normal pdf's
with different means and identical variance.

PROBLEM. Given an ordered triple (i,j,k) with i,j,k in {1,2,...,n} compute
the probability P(rank(x_i)=1,rank(x_j)=2,rank(x_k)=3).

The problem extends to cases involving different variances and non-normal
pdf's. I am having a hard time cranking out a fast algorithm. Does anyone
know of state-of-the art software and/or references for computing fast and
accurately these probabilities? Thanks.

George Miel
Professor, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

phone: 702-895-0360 fax: 702-895-4343


From: Nick Trefethen <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 09:05:25 GMT
Subject: Fox Prize

If you were born after January 1, 1970, please consider
submitting a paper for the Tenth Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical
Analysis competition. This is a reminder that the deadline
for entries is 19 February 2001. For details see

Nick Trefethen


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 10:04:39 -0500
Subject: Kleinman Prize

The deadline is drawing near for the Kleinman Prize. Here are the details.

Call for Nominations
The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

SIAM will present the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the SIAM Annual
Meeting in San Diego, July 9-13, 2001. The award honors the late
Ralph E. Kleinman, a long-time SIAM member and UNIDEL Professor of
Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware and Director of
the Center for the Mathematics of Waves.


The prize, established in 1998, is awarded to an individual for
outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap
between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level
mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied
problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly
appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements. Any member of
the scientific community who meets the general criteria for the prize
is eligible to receive the prize.

Description of the Award

The prize will consist of a hand-calligraphed, framed certificate and
a cash award of $5,000 plus travel expenses to the meeting.


A letter of nomination, including a curriculum vita and description of
the achievement(s) should be sent by February 15, 2001, to:

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize Selection Committee
Professor Michael S. Vogelius, 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, also are welcome.

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are Michael S.
Vogelius, Chair (Rutgers University); Douglas N. Arnold (The Pennsylvania
State University); Robert V. Kohn (Courant Institute of Mathematical
Sciences, New York University); Jean Claude Nedelec (Ecole Polytechnique,
France); and Ivar Stakgold (University of Delaware).


From: Markus Hegland <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 09:36:57 +1100 (EST)
Subject: Change of Address for Markus Hegland

Please note my new address:

Markus Hegland
Centre for Mathematics and its Applications
School of Mathematical Sciences
John Dedman Mathematical Sciences Building #27
Australian National University

phone: +61 (02) 6125 4501
fax: +61 (02) 6125 5549



From: Andy Cleary <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 11:10:17 -0800
Subject: Change of Address for Andrew Cleary

Dear Colleagues,

Please note my new contact information:

Andrew J. Cleary
Data Digest Corporation
San Carlos, CA


From: Dirk Laurie <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:39:55 +0200
Subject: Change of Address for Dirk Laurie

At the start of February, I shall be moving to the University of
Stellenbosch. My e-mail address will remain unchanged as

My other coordinates will be:

Department of Mathematics
University of Stellenbosch
7602 Matieland
South Africa

Phone: (27)(21)808-3281
Fax: (27)(21)808-3828
Department Secretary's phone: (27)(21)808-3282

Dirk Laurie


From: Magolu M.-M. <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 10:30:03 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Change of Address for M. Magolu monga Made

I have moved to another department of our institution.
My new coordinates are following:

M. MAGOLU monga Made
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Faculte des Sciences Appliquees
Service de Metrologie Nucleaire, C.P.I. 165/84
50, av. F.D. Roosevelt >

email :
tel : 32 2 6504042
fax : 32 2 6504534


From: Esmond G Ng <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 23:27:28 -0800
Subject: Preconditioning 2001 Conference at Lake Tahoe

APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2001

January 25, 2001: Deadline for submitting abstracts for
contributed papers.
February 1, 2001: Deadline for submitting abstracts for
poster presentations is February 1, 2001.
March 28, 201: Deadline for hotel reservations is March
28, 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 conference will feature plenary presentations,
contributed papers, and poster presentations.

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

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

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

Abstracts can be submitted 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 line.

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

Email address:

Further information on the conference, including
conference registration and hotel reservations, can be
obtained by consulting the web pages at, or by sending
email to


From: Gilles Villard <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 15:56:10 +0100
Subject: Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation


International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
University of Western Ontario, Canada,
July 22-25, 2001

Due to a network shutdown next week-end at NCSU where papers are submitted,
the deadline for paper submission has been extended by a week, new dates are:

Before January 22, 2001 Submission to the Program Committee Chair deadline

March 19, 2001 Notification of acceptance
April 5, 2001 Camera-ready copy received.

Gilles Villard,
Program Committee Chair.


From: S. Y. Wu <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 16:45:41 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Conference in Taiwan on Optimization and Optimal Control

International Conference on Optimization and Optimal Control
June 1-4, 2001
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Call for Paper and Third Announcement

This conference provides a forum for international researchers
to report and exchange their latest works on optimization and optimal
control. Contributed papers are solicited.

Important dates:
Submission of paper: before March 31, 2001
Early Registration: before April 15, 2001

Main topics:
Linear and combinatorical programming, Linear control,
Nonlinear programming, Nonlinear control,
Semi-infinite and infinite programming, Robust control,
Multiple objective optimization, Model predictive control,
Convex programming, Adaptive control,
Variational inequality, Scheduling,
Fuzzy optimization, Set-valued analysis,
Network analysis, Integer programming,
Computational optimization and applications

Invited key speakers:
A. R. Conn (Thomas J. Wastson Research Center, IBM),
B. Datta (Northern Illinois University),
S.C. Fang (North Carolina State University),
W. Kuo (Texas A&M University),
H.C. Lai (I-Shou University),
D. Pallaschke (Universitaet Karlsruhe),
P. M. Pardalos (University of Florida),
L. Qi (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Univ. of New South Wales)
R. T. Rockafellar (University of Washington),
S. Schaible (University of California, Riverside),
M.H. Shih (National Taiwan normal University),
T. Tanaka (Hirosaki University),
P. Tseng (University of Washington),
P. L. Yu (National Chiao Tung University)

Advisory Committee:
X.Q. Cai (The Hong Kong Chinese University),
K.L. Teo (The Hong Kong Polytechnical University),
J.Zhang (The Hong Kong City University)

Conference Chair:

S.Y. Wu (National Cheng Kung University)

Program Committee:
W.W. Lin, Chair (National Tsing Hua University),
Q.H. Ansari (National Sun Yat-Sen University),
M.S. Chern (National Tsing Hua University),
C. Kao (National Cheng Kung University),
L.J. Lin (National Changhua University of Education),
H.F. Wang (National Tsing Hua University ),
W.J. Wang(National Central University),
N.C. Wong (National Sun Yat-Sen University),
J.C. Yao (National Sun Yat-Sen University),
F.B. Yeh (TungHai University)

Local Committee:
R.L. Sheu, Chair (National Cheng Kung University),
William Ferng (National Chiao Tung University),
C.F. Hu (I-Shou University),
J.C. Huang(Southern Taiwan University of Technology)
C.S. Wang (National Cheng Kung University),
W. Wang (National Tainan Teachers College),
P. Wu (I-Shuo University)

For more information, please visit the web site or contact the Chair of the conference,
Professor S.Y. Wu (


From: Philippe Guillaume <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 08:06:06 +0100
Subject: Workshop at Toulouse on Large Sparse Linear Systems

Second announce of a workshop on
INSA, Toulouse, France
on 1-2 march 2001


The workshop is intended to stimulate the interplay of researchers
and industrials in the field of direct or iterative methods for
the solution of large sparse linear systems, and to bring out the
actually most efficient methods as well as the most promising
research directions.

The invited lectures are:

Abderrahmane BENDALI INSA Toulouse
Roland MASSON IFP Paris
Alain RIGAL Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Francois-Xavier ROUX ONERA, Paris
Yousef SAAD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Beside these one-hour plenary lectures, the program will include
half-hour lectures. All who are interested to contribute should
submitt an abstract.


All speakers are invited to submit an abstract in LaTeX format (to
be loaded on, not exceeding two
pages, via e-mail to before January 31, 2001.
Notification of acceptance of contributed talks will be sent by
february 9.


For additional information about this conference (programme,
registration, accomodation, ..) please go to the following URL:


Pierre CHARRIER Universite Bordeaux I
Philippe GUILLAUME INSA Toulouse
Philippe HOMSI EADS Toulouse
Mohamed MASMOUDI Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Olivier PIRONNEAU Universite Paris VI
Yousef SAAD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


Luca AMODEI Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Alain HUARD INSA Toulouse
Sophie JAN Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Caroline LE CALVEZ INSA Toulouse
Benoit VERGE INSA Toulouse

INSA, Departement de Mathematiques
Avenue de Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse cedex
Tel (33) 5 61 55 93 15, Fax (33) 5 61 55 93 20


From: Wilson Rivera <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 13:17:46 -0400
Subject: Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing Technical Session

The 2001 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'2001)
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 25-28, 2001

Technical Session: Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing
Chair: Dr. Wilson Rivera University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR, USA

Due to the enormous computational requirements of many challenges in
scientific computing, the use of parallel processing is increasingly
becoming a vital part of many solutions. An important issue regarding
this subject is to provide scientific application designers a better
understanding of how scientific computations can be effectively
carried out on parallel architectures. This technical session will
address developments and future trends of parallel processing
specifically for scientific computing applications. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to large-scale parallel applications,
object-oriented scientific computing, language and compiler
performance in parallel scientific computing, cluster computing, and
parallel algorithms.

contact: Dr. Wilson Rivera
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
P.O.Box 9042
Mayaguez, PR 00681, USA
phone: (787) 832-4040 Exts. 3086, 3097
fax: (787) 831-7564


From: ICIM2001 <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:27:38 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Conference in India on Industrial Mathematics

International Conference on Industrial Mathematics at
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras India
during August 12 - 14, 2001

About ICIM - 2001:
The need for a closer interaction between academicians and industries has
been recognized internationally. Industrial Mathematics, a fast growing
discipline within the fold of mathematical sciences, is an interface of
mathematics and the physical world of industry. It is characterized by the
problems that originate from industry involving management, economics,
communications, quality control and research & development etc. The main
objectives of this International Conference (ICIM-2001) are:
i) to take stock of the present status of and activities in the area
'Industrial Mathematics'; ii) to gain a better understanding of industrial
problems through theoretical and simulation models, and processing them
through mathematical and computational ideas; iii) to suggest new mathematical
and computational methods/tools for handling real world industrial problems

Papers on mathematical modelling and applications of mathematics on all
aspects of industrial, technological and engineering problems having adequate
mathematical and computational input are invited. The broad themes of the
conference include problems that arise in various industries such as textile,
paper, chemical, pharmaceutical, heavy machinery, automobile, shipping,
software, aircraft and space science dealing with optimization, computing,
simulation, manufacturing, system dynamics, quality control, energy, human
resource management, financial, environmental, marketing etc.

Call for papers:
Intending participants are invited to submit the abstract, not exceeding
300 words (without figures and equations), on A4 size white paper, indicating
clearly the objectives and conclusions of the work. After reviewing Abstracts,
instructions for preparation of camera-ready full-length papers will be sent
to the authors along with the notification of acceptance. The full-length
papers will be referreed before publication in the conference proceedings.
The language of the conference is English.

Correspondence :
Prof. S. N. Majhi, Secretary, ICIM-2001,
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036, India
Phone: +91-44-4458476 (O), +91-44-4459476 (R), Fax: +91-44-2350 509

Organizing Committee:
Chairman Natarajan, R. Director, IIT Madras
Vice-Chairmen Muthukrishnan, C.R. Dy. Director, IIT Madras
Avudainayagam, A. HOD, Mathematics
Secretaries Majhi, S.N. & Parthasarathy, P.R.
Joint-Secretary Yedida VSS Sanyasiraju
Treasurer Satyajit Roy


From: Emmanuel Vavalis <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 11:49:43 +0200
Subject: Conference in Greece on Iterative Methods

Second announcement and call for papers and participation

May 28-31, 2001
Heraklion, Crete, GREECE

FORMAT AND THEME: The conference will feature invited lectures, selected
contributed papers, and poster presentations. The conference is dedicated to
providing an overview of the state of the art in using iterative methods for
solving large sparse linear systems and in scientific computing.

LOCATION: The conference will be held at Heraklion, the largest city of Crete.

CONFERENCE DEADLINES: Authors wishing to present a paper are invited to submit
an abstract (maximum one page), before February 20, 2001. Notifications of
acceptance of the papers will be sent by March 15, 2001. Early registration
deadline is April 1, 2001.

PUBLICATIONS: All the papers presented at the meeting will be published in
the Conference Proceedings. Selected papers though might be considered for
publication in a special issue of a related IMACS Journal.

Robert Beauwens (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Michael Eiermann (Technische Universitat Freiberg, Germany)
Gene Golub (Stanford University, U.S.A.)
David Kincaid (University of Texas - Austin, U.S.A.)
Ivo Marek (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Robert Plemmons (Wake Forest University, U.S.A.)
Richard Varga (Kent State University, U.S.A.)
Henk van der Vorst (Utrecht University, The Netherlands).

More information can be obtained through the Conference's Web Page at (updated) or through the members of the
local organizing committee:

Apostolos Hadjidimos
University of Crete
Department of Mathematics
P.O. Box 2208
GR-714 09 Heraklion, Crete
phone: ++30 81 393-865
fax: ++30 81393-861

Elias N. Houstis
Purdue University
Computer Science Department
West Lafayette, IN 47907
phone: ++1 765 494-6181
fax: ++1 765 494-0739

Emmanuel Vavalis
University of Crete
Department of Mathematics
P.O. Box 2208
GR-714 09 Heraklion, Crete
phone: ++30 81 393-805
fax: ++30 81393-861


From: Guilherme Vaz <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 17:10:59 -0000
Subject: Meeting in Lisbon on Iterative Methods and Symbolic Computation.

Lisbon, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal, 26-28 January 2001

Friday, 26 January 2000

Bernard Germain Bonne, (Dep. de Mathematique, Universite de Lille I, France),
Formal Proof.
L. Pina, (Dep. Eng. Mecanica, IST),
Two component Rayleigh-Bernard problem: a case for symbolic-numeric
Said Belmehdi, (Dep. de Mathematique, Universite de Lille I, France),
Algorithms and symbolic computation.
Mario M. Graca, (Dep. Matematica , IST),
Updates for a standard accelerator of neutral fixed point iteration maps.

Saturday, 27 January 2000

Joao P. Dias, (Dep. Eng. Mecanica, IST),
Symbolic computation in sensitivity analysis of rigid-flexible multibody
Jean-Paul Chehab, (Dep. de Mathematique, Universite de Lille I, France),
Automatic generation of formulae.
Khalide Jbilou, (Dep. de Mathematique, Universite du Littoral, France),
Iterative methods for large matrix equations.
Ana Santos, (Dep. Matematica , IST),
A system for generating multiple choice questions based on MATHEMATICA.

Organizing Comittee

Dr. Mario M. Graca, Dep. Matematica IST, Lisbon, Portugal.
Prof. Heitor L. Pina, Dep. Mecanica IST, Lisbon, Portugal.
Prof. Bernard Germain-Bonne, Universite de Lille I, Lille, France.
Eng. Guilherme B. Vaz, Dep. Mecanica IST, Lisbon, Portugal.


Dr. Mario M. Graca

Further details, registration form, and current information on the Meeting
is available at


From: Paolo Nesi <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 02:42:56 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference in Florence on Software Maintainance

Dear Colleague

I would like to invite you to propose papers, experiences, tutorials, tool
expositions, dissertations at the
IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 2001,
and workshops: SCAM, WESS, WSE and TABOO, etc., November 2001, Florence, Italy.

ICSM is the major international conference in the field of software and
systems maintenance, evolution, management, software metrics and quality, etc.

Outstanding Keynotes such as:

Prof. David Lorge Parnas
Prof. Dieter Rombach
Prof. Ivar Jacobson

Awards, workshops, panels, and other exciting activities have been planned.

Please note in the following the new deadline that has been moved to satisfy the
several requests recevied, next deadline: 29 January 2001

Paolo Nesi
(General Chair)


From: Weizhang Huang <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 13:16:21 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Kansas

Department of Mathematics
University of Kansas

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the associate
professor level beginning August 18, 2002 (contingent on final budgetary
approval). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in math or a related field with an
outstanding record of research accomplishments, a proven ability to attract
research support, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate
teaching, and a record of leadership in research. Research in the area of
numerical analysis is preferred.

Letter of application, detailed resume with description of research,
completed AMS application form, and three recommendation letters should be
mailed to

Jack Porter, Chair
Department of Mathematics
405 Snow Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-2142

For more details see or contact

Deadlines: Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2001 and will
continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas is EO/AA Employer.


From: George Corliss <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 08:52:49 -0600
Subject: Faculty Positions at Marquette University

Three Tenure Track Computer Science openings
at Marquette University for Fall 2001

Applications are invited for three tenure track positions
in computer science or closely related disciplines. These
positions will begin no later than August 16, 2001. For
one position, preference will be given to applicants with
expertise in bioinformatics. Candidates should have a Ph.D.
in computer science, mathematics, or a closely related
discipline, be ready to teach computer science at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, and show a professional
commitment to good teaching, to continuing scholarly
productivity, and to service. Screening will begin immediately
and continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a resume,
transcripts, which need not be official, and three letters
of reference to:
Prof. John Simms
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
Marquette University
POB 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881.

More information is available at

Dr. George F. Corliss
Dept. Math, Stat, Comp Sci
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 USA;
Office: 414-288-6599; Dept: 288-7573; Fax: 288-5472


From: Bruce Simpson <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 16:32:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Waterloo

Position in Computer Science - U of Waterloo

The Department of Computer Science of the
University of Waterloo invites applications for
a tenure stream position in scientific computation.
Preference is to appoint at the junior level, but
exceptionally well-qualified applicants will also
be considered for appointment at more senior levels.
The appointee will be expected to work with the scientific
computation research group (see
The research program of the group is currently focussed
on software for PDE based modeling and numerical linear
algebra. Members of the group have carried out extensive
research collaborations in the areas of computational finance,
groundwater pollution remediation, and computational fluid dynamics.

The department of Computer Science is a large diverse
academic unit in a Faculty of Mathematics
(see ).
It has large undergraduate and graduate programs and
its researchers receive funding from federal and
provincial agencies, as well from private industry.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent is required, with
evidence of excellence in teaching and research. A successful
applicant is expected to have a strong background in computational
techniques and have a significant interest in an applications area.
He or she is expected to develop and maintain a productive
program of research, to attract and develop highly qualified
graduate students, to provide a stimulating learning environment
for undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to
the administration of the Department.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and the names
and e-mail addresses of three references. The application
should be directed to Chair: Professor Nick Cercone,
Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1;
To expedite handling of applications, candidates should ask
those named as references to direct supporting letters to
the same address. The positions are expected to commence
during the 2001 calendar year. Applications will be considered
as soon as they are complete and as long as positions remain
available. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all
qualified individuals, including women, members of visible
minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

These appointments are subject to the availability of funds.


From: Alan Hegarty <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 12:18:44 +0000
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Limerick

The University of Limerick wishes to announce the following vacancies:

Lecturer/Junior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of three Departments
comprising the College of Informatics and Electronics. It offers a Bachelor
of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences and Computing with specialist
options in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Financial Mathematics; a
taught Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing and a
Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics/Statistics/Computing. In addition the
Department is responsible for the teaching of the mathematics, statistics
and mathematics education components of all other degree programmes in the
University. The range of such instruction extends through mathematical
methods, mathematics of computing, mathematical statistics, data analysis,
operations research, numerical analysis, mathematical education and
financial mathematics.

There is also a substantial programme of postgraduate research leading to
M.Sc. and Ph.D. awards. This research covers a wide range of areas
including fluid mechanics, geophysical fluid dynamics, industrial
mathematics, non-linear mathematics, numerical analysis reliability, neural
networks, mathematical education, Bayesian methods, spatial statistics,
epidemiology and survival analysis.

This position is aimed to strengthen an already vibrant Applied Mathematics
group within the Department. The successful candidates will possess a
record of published research and a clear commitment to teaching at
undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A doctorate is normally required
together with lecturing and/or industrial experience. Applications from
candidates who have expertise and/or experience in fluid mechanics,
geophysical fluid dynamics, industrial mathematics, non-linear mathematics
and numerical analysis will be particularly welcome. Consideration will
also be given to those qualified in the area of Financial Mathematics,
which is offered as a specialist option in the degree programme.

Application material available from:

Human Resources
University of Limerick
Tel: 353 61 202700
Fax: 353 61 331881
Email: <>

Further information about the university may be obtained from <>

The closing date for receipt of completed applications (and/or c.v.
to the above address) is 19th January 2001.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to
selection on merit.


From: Jan Verwer <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:13:06 +0100 (MET)
Subject: PhD Position at CWI, Amsterdam

CWI, the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam,
offers a 4-year position for a PhD Student in

"Numerical Mathematics/Scientific Computing/Computational Neuroscience"

within the research project "Applications from the Life Sciences" of the
Department "Modelling, Analysis and Simulation". The application field
is brain research/computational neuroscience. The aim of this Phd-project is
to develop mathematical models, numerical methods and software to be used
in neurobiological studies on the outgrowth of axons from neurons in
the nervous system. The models aimed at are systems of PDEs (partial
differential equations) describing concentration levels of biochemical
species, coupled to gradient-type equations describing axon movement. The
project involves co-operation with neuroscientists at the NIH (Netherlands
Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam) and is funded by NWO (Netherlands
Organization for Scientific Research).

Successful candidates must have knowledge of the mathematical analysis
of PDEs and/or the numerical analysis of PDEs. In the project the emphasis
will lie on the numerical analysis. Candidates are expected to have an
interest in life science applications and to organize interdisciplinary
modelling contacts with the neuroscience community. A necessary condition
for fulfilling the vacancy is a M.Sc. in mathematics, numerical mathematics,
industrial mathematics, scientific computing or computational science,
physics or computational physics, computational fluid dynamics, mathematical
biology, or a comparable expertise.

The salary with related employment conditions is according to regulations
for OIOs (Onderzoekers in Opleiding). The position is available for four
years subject to a positive review at the end of year one.

Please send your written application to the Personnel Department CWI,
P.O. Box 94079, 1090 GB Amsterdam (NL), with mentioning of "PhD Vacancy
MAS1". Your application should provide a concise description of your
mathematical education, your CV, examination marks and if possible
a copy of your M.Sc thesis. Students who are about to finish
their M.Sc thesis are also encouraged to apply.

For further information you can download the granted project description
from, contact Prof. dr. J.G. Verwer, +31-20-5924095, or Dr. B.P. Sommeijer, +31-20-5924192,


From: Caren Tischendorf <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 16:27:19 +0100
Subject: Research Position at Humboldt University of Berlin

Reseach Position at Humboldt University of Berlin:

The Institute of Mathematics at the Humboldt University of Berlin
offers a research assistantship at the German BAT IIa level
with a duration of three years in the following project funded by the
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The task is the further development of numerical methods for the
simulation of electrical circuits in cooperation with our industrial
partner Infineon Technologies. The increasing miniaturization of
electronic devices requires more complicated mathematical models for
a correct description of their electrical behaviour.
The aim of the project is to investigate the resulting systems of
differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) with respect to their
asymptotical properties as well as the numerical analysis of coupled
DAE-PDE systems arising by the combination of semiconductor and
network simulation.

- M.Sc. preferably in Applied Mathematics (possibly also
in Physics or Electrical Engineering)
- knowledge of numerical analysis of DAEs or PDEs
- reasonable programming skills in FORTRAN or C
- experience in simulation of electrical circuits or modeling of
semiconductors would be an advantage
- knowledge of German is favorable;
otherwise, English is necessary

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.

Applicants for this position (number DR/073/00) should send a CV,
in German or English, and a covering letter including contact
information to:

Humboldt-Universit=E4t zu Berlin
Institut f=FCr Mathematik
Dr. C. Tischendorf
Sitz: Rudower Chaussee 25
D-10099 Berlin

For further inquiries on the project and the position contact

Dr. Caren Tischendorf
Phone: ++49 (30) 2093-2630
Fax : ++49 (30) 2093-2232


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