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From: Nick Trefethen <lnt@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 19:55:58 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Fox Prize 2001**

On June 24 we reported the winners of the 2001 Fox Prize in Numerical

Analysis at Oxford University: First Prize to Anna-Karin Tornberg of KTH

Stockholm/Courant Institute and Second Prizes to Tilo Arens, Begona

Cano, Eric Darve, Jing-Rebecca Li, Dominik Schoetzau, and Divakar

Viswanath.

A fuller report of the Fox Prize Meeting is now available online,

including photographs of the winners. See

http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/nick.trefethen/foxphotos.html.

Nick Trefethen, University of Oxford

Arieh Iserles, University of Cambridge

Alastair Spence, University of Bath

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:39:06 -0400

**Subject: Nominations for the SIAM Polya Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

GEORGE POLYA PRIZE

The Polya Prize

The award will be presented at the SIAM 50th Anniversary Meeting in

Philadelphia, July 8-12, 2002. The award honors the memory of George

Polya and is given in even-numbered years for notable contributions

in two alternating categories. The 2000 Prize was given in

combinatorics. The 2002 Prize will be given for a notable

contribution in one of the following areas: approximation theory,

complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal polynomials,

probability theory, or mathematical discovery and learning.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions except that the prize is broadly intended to

recognize specific recent work.

Description of Award

The award will consist of an engraved medal and a $20,000 cash prize.

Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be provided by the prize

fund.

Nominations

A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s)

should be sent by December 1, 2001, to:

Professor Percy Deift

Chair, Selection Committee

George Polya Prize

c/o Allison Bogardo

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are Percy Deift, Courant Institute

of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (chair); Ronald Graham,

University of California, San Diego; Andrew Odlyzko, University of

Minnesota; and Martin Gutknecht, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.

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

From: Diane Horton <dianeh@cs.toronto.edu>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:53:09 -0400

**Subject: Nominations for the ACM Karlstrom Award**

Nominations are invited for the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator

Award.

This award is presented annually to an outstanding educator who is:

appointed to a recognized educational baccalaureate institution; recognized

for advancing new teaching methodologies, or effecting new curriculum

development or expansion in Computer Science and Engineering; or making a

significant contribution to the educational mission of the ACM. Those who

have been teaching for ten years or less will be given special consideration.

A prize of $5,000 is supplied by the Prentice-Hall Publishing Company.

For information on how to submit a nomination, visit:

http://www.acm.org/awards/award_nominations.html

The deadline is October 31st.

Diane Horton

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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 15:00:09 -0400

**Subject: New Book, MATLAB Primer, 6th Edition**

I would like to announce the 6th edition of the MATLAB Primer,

by Kermit Sigmon and Tim Davis, published by CRC Press. The book

will be available on Oct 8, 2001. The new edition covers MATLAB 6.1.

Lots of changes have been made since the 5th edition of the book:

* a description of how to use MATLAB's graphic user interface.

* more emphasis on matrix computations, without using for-loops.

For-loops and other control structures now appear after

submatrices, colon notation, and matrix functions. A new

section on the "find" function has been added.

* the examples in the book are all linked together.

* a new chapter on calling a C routine from MATLAB.

* additional material on sparse matrix ordering and visualization.

This low-cost pocket book is ideal for getting up and running with

MATLAB. It's also well-suited as a second textbook in courses that

make use of MATLAB.

See http://www.crcpress.com/us/product.asp?dept_id=1&sku=C2948 to

order the book, and http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/MATLAB/

for additional information.

Tim Davis

CISE Department

Univ. of Florida

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From: Charles Peskin <peskin@CIMS.nyu.edu>

Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:04:36 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: New Book on Modeling in the Life Sciences**

Frank Hoppensteadt and Charles Peskin are pleased to announce the

Second Edition of their book, which is now entitled,

MODELING AND SIMULATION IN MEDICINE AND THE LIFE SCIENCES

Second Edition

by Frank C. Hoppensteadt and Charles S. Peskin

Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002

ISBN 0-387-95072-9

The emphasis of MODELING AND SIMULATION IN MEDICINE AND THE LIFE

SCIENCES is on simple examples in which elementary mathematical models

can be used to gain profound biological insight. It is written

primarily for students who have had one semester of calculus, but

parts can be read with even less mathematical background, and other

parts touch on more advanced methods. We hope that the book will be

useful (and enjoyable!) for students of mathematics, computer science,

engineering, biology, and medicine.

Contents

1. The Heart and Circulation

2. Gas Exchange in the Lungs

3. Control of Cell Volume and Electrical Properties of Cell Membranes

4. The Renal Countercurrent Mechanism

5. Muscle Mechanics

6. Neural Systems

7. Population Dynamics

8. Genetics

9. A Theory of Epidemics

10. Patterns of Population Growth and Dispersal

NEW features of the Second Edition

Computer simulations are emphasized, with Matlab programs embedded in the

text, and new sections containing numerous suggested computing projects.

Highlights:

Computer simulation of pulsatile blood flow, building up to and

including a whole-circulation model (Chapter 1).

Computer simulation of oxygen transport by the lungs, taking into

account effects of ventilation/perfusion mismatch, altitude, anemia,

etc. (Chapter 2).

Detailed discussion of the Hodgkin-Huxley equations and computer

simulation of the nerve action potential (Chapter 3).

Modeling and simulation of a population of interacting nephrons with a

spectrum of loop lengths (Chapter 4).

Monte-Carlo simulation of crossbridge attachment and detachment in

muscle (Chapter 5).

Modeling and simulation of neural activity using frequency domain

methods (chapter 6). Combination of Chapters 3 and 6 provide an

introduction to mathematical neuroscience and neuroengineering.

An extended discussion of chaos and randomness in models from

population biology (Chapter 7 and 10).

New material on activation and regulation of genes in the context of

biotechnology (Chapter 8). Increased emphasis on microbial ecology and

mathematical methods of biotechnology (Chapters 7, 8, 10).

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

From: Arnold Neumaier <neum@mat.univie.ac.at>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 13:02:57 +0200

**Subject: New Book on Numerical Analysis**

New book on Numerical Analysis

My new book

Arnold Neumaier,

Introduction to Numerical Analysis,

viii+356 pp.,

Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2001.

http://uk.cambridge.org/mathematics/catalogue/0521336104/

contains the traditional

numerical analysis material (up to elementary differential equations)

blended with some interval analysis.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The numerical evaluation of expressions

Chapter 2. Linear systems of equations

Chapter 3. Interpolation and numerical differentiation

Chapter 4. Numerical integration

Chapter 5. Univariate nonlinear equations

Chapter 6. Systems of nonlinear equations

References

Since the introduction of the computer, numerical analysis has

developed into an increasingly important connecting link between pure

mathematics and its application in science and technology.

Its independence as a mathematical discipline depends, above all,

on two things: the justification and development of constructive

methods that provide sufficiently accurate approximations to the

solution of problems, and the analysis of the influence that

errors in data, finite-precision calculations, and approximation

formulas have on results, problem formulation and the choice of method.

This book provides an introduction to these themes.

A novel feature of this book is the consequent development of interval

analysis as a tool for rigorous computation and computer-assisted

proofs. Apart from this, most of the material treated can be found

in typical textbooks on numerical analysis; but even then, proofs may

be shorter than and the perspective may be different from those

elsewhere. Some of the material on nonlinear equations presented here

previously appeared only in specialized books or in journal articles.

Readers are supposed to have a background knowledge of matrix algebra

and calculus of several real variables, and to know just enough about

topological concepts to understand that sequences in a compact subset

in R^n have a convergent subsequence. In a few places, elements of

complex analysis are used.

The book is based on course lectures in numerical analysis which the

author gave repeatedly at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the

University of Vienna (Austria). Lots of simple and difficult,

theoretical and computational exercises help to get practice and to

deepen the understanding of the techniques presented. The material is

a little more than can be covered in a European winter term, but it

should be easy to make suitable selections.

The presentation is in a rigorous mathematical style. However, the

theoretical results are usually motivated and discussed in a more

leisurely manner, so that many proofs can be omitted without impairing

the understanding of the algorithms. Notation is almost standard,

with a bias towards MATLAB.

The first chapter introduces elementary features of numerical

computation: floating point numbers, rounding errors, stability and

condition, elements of programming (in MATLAB), automatic

differentiation, and interval arithmetic. Chapter 2 is a thorough

treatment of Gaussian elimination, including its variants such as

the Cholesky factorization. Chapters 3 to 5 provide the tools for

studying univariate functions - interpolation (with polynomials,

cubic splines and radial basis functions), integration (Gaussian

formulas, Romberg and adaptive integration, and an introduction

to multistep formulas for ordinary differential equations), and

zero-finding (traditional and less traditional methods ensuring global

and fast local convergence, complex zeros, spectral bisection for

definite eigenvalue problems). The final Chapter 6 discusses Newton's

method and its many variants for systems of nonlinear equations,

concentrating on methods for which global convergence can be proved.

In a second course, I usually cover numerical data analysis

(least squares and orthogonal factorization, the singular value

decomposition and regularization, the fast Fourier transform),

unconstrained optimization, the eigenvalue problem, and differential

equations. This book therefore contains no (or only a rudimentary)

treatment of these topics; it is planned to have them covered in a

companion volume.

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

From: Vladik Kreinovich <vladik@cs.utep.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 19:03:43 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Deadline Extended for Workshop on Validated Computing**

Validated Computing 2002 - SIAM Workshop

Toronto, Canada, May 23-25, 2002

* (including a special session honoring Ray Moore)

* Immediately following the Seventh SIAM Conference on

Optimization (May 20-23, 2002)

(see http://www.siam.org/meetings/op02/index.htm)

* To be followed by a Fields Institute working group on

optimization

We invite submission of papers dealing with validated computing.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, interval

arithmetic and analysis, use of mathematical theory to assure

reliable scientific computation, and fuzzy logic. For details, see

http://interval.louisiana.edu/conferences/Validated_computing_2002/html_notice.

hml

We have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts to be

considered for highlighted talks from October 5 to November 1.

This makes the deadline consistent with the deadline for contributions

to the SIAM Conference on Optimization, immediately preceeding

Validated Computing 2002.

There seems to have been some confusion about highlighted talks.

These are 40-minute talks, rather than the usual 30 minutes; they

are a way for the organizers to honor abstracts judged to be

particularly worthy.

Also note that, in spite of the fact that Validated Computing 2002

follows the SIAM Conference on Optimization, topics are not limited

to optimization.

In any case, we hope to have as many contributions as possible

early, and we encourage everyone to submit a contribution by

October 30, if possible.

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

From: Jose Castillo <castillo@myth.sdsu.edu>

Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 13:11:35 -0700

**Subject: Panamerican Advanced Studies Institute**

The first Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) in Computational

Science and engineering will take place in Cordoba, Argentina June 24 -

July 5 2002. Sponsored by DOE and NSF, this institute will be held in

conjunction with the Fourth Pan-American Workshop in Applied and

Computational Mathematics (Panam IV).

please see www.sci.sdsu.edu/compsci/conferences.htm

for details and registration.

Best Regards,

Jose E. Castillo

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

From: ICCS Conference Secretary <iccsmd@science.uva.nl>

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:46:24 +0200 (MEST)

**Subject: Conference in Amsterdam on Computational Science**

THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21st - 24th of April 2002

After the successful ICCS 2001 conference in San Francisco we are now

organizing ICCS 2002, in association with the Society for Industrial and

Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the HPCN-Europe foundation.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Prof. Tony Hey

Prof. Geoffrey Fox

Prof. Bob Hertzberger

Prof. Henk van der Vorst

Details of the conference and the submission procedures can be found at

the conference web sites.

http://www.science.uva.nl/events/ICCS2002/

With mirror sites:

http://www.ucalgary.ca/iccs/

http://www.cs.qub.ac.uk/iccs/

Important Dates

November 1, 2001: Deadline for paper submission (full papers) and event

proposals.

December 21, 2001: Notification of acceptance.

January 15, 2002: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration.

April 21 - 24, 2002: ICCS 2002 Conference in Amsterdam

On Behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Peter Sloot

Jack Dongarra

Kenneth Tan

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

From: Georgios Stavroulakis <gestavr@cc.uoi.gr>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 13:03:25 +0300

**Subject: Conference in Thessaloniki Honoring P. D. Panagiotopoulos**

International Conference on Nonsmooth/Nonconvex Mechanics

With applications in Engineering

In Memoriam of Professor P.D. Panagiotopoulos

Thessaloniki, 5 - 6 July, 2002

http://www.civil.auth.gr/ic2002=20

Conference Secretatiat: c/o Professor C.C. Baniotopoulos

Institute of Steel Structures=20

Department of Civil Engineering

Aristotle University

GR-54006 Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone: ++30 310 995753

Fax: ++30 310 995642

E-mail: ic2002pdp@civil.auth.gr

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

From: Svetozar Margenov <margenov@cantor.bas.bg>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 12:37:12 +0300 (EET DST)

**Subject: Conference in Bulgaria on Numerical Methods and Applications**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL for PAPERS

5th International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications:

NMA'02 August 20 - 24, 2002, Sofia, BULGARIA

Central Laboratory for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

in cooperation with Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy

of Sciences and Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, is

organizing the 5th NMA Conference.

The conference is devoted to the 70th anniversary of the distinguished

Bulgarian mathematician Academician Blagovest Sendov.

Local Organizers:

Emanouil Atanassov, Ivan Dimov, Ivan Lirkov and Svetozar Margenov

Specific topics of interest (but not limited to) are the following:

1) Finite difference, finite element and finite volume methods; 2) Boundary

element methods; 3) Monte Carlo methods; 4) Multigrid and domain decomposition;

5) Numerical linear algebra; 6) Parallel algorithms; 7) Numerical methods for

non-linear problems; 8) Computational mechanics; 9) Large-scale modeling;

10) Engineering applications;

List of key and invited lecturers:

O. Axelsson (Catholic University of Nijmegen, NL), R. Beauwens (Free University

of Brussels, BE), B. Boyanov (Sofia University, BG), S. Heinrich (University of

Kaiserslautern, DE), S. Kurdyumov(Institute of Applied Mathematics, RAN, RU),

R. Lazarov (Texas A&M University, US), M. Mascagni (Florida State University,

US), J. Pasciak (Texas A&M University, US), A. Samarskii, Institute for

Mathematical Modeling, RAN, RU), V. Thomee (University of Goeteborg, Sweden),

P. Vassilevski (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US), Z. Zlatev (National

Environmental Research Institute, DK).

Registration:

To indicate your intention to attend the conference, please use the possibility

for an Internet registration through the WWW-site or send an e-mail to the

conference address: nma02@copern.bas.bg

Call for organizing minisymposia:

To contribute a Minisymposium please provide the conference organizers with:

a) minisymposium title, name and address of the organizer; b) minisymposium

abstract; c) titles and authors of a minimum of 4 presentations; d) abstracts

of presentations (optional).

WWW-site:

http://www.bas.bg/clpp/nma02.html

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

From: Neville Ford <njford@chester.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 14:12:58 +0100

**Subject: Workshop in UK on Problems with Memory and After-effect**

Workshop in Chester and Manchester UK on Problems with Memory and After-effect

December 12th-17th 2001

The Chester-Manchester Cooperative Group on Research into

Problems with Memory and After-effect is organising an informal

workshop (the third in 2001) from December 12th to 17th 2001, based upon

The Departments of Mathematics at Chester College and at The

University of Manchester. During this period, seminars will be

presented by Professor S M Verduyn Lunel (Leiden) and by

Christopher Baker, Evelyn Buckwar (Berlin & Manchester), Neville

Ford and Chris Paul. Additional details and further arrangements

will be announced later: Details from rfde@ma.man.ac.uk.

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

From: ANODE Conference <anode@math.auckland.ac.nz>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 15:00:29 +1200 (NZST)

**Subject: Workshop in Auckland on Numerical ODEs**

The workshop "Auckland Numerical Ordinary Differential Equations"

(ANODE 2003) is scheduled for the week 30 June - 4 July 2003 and

will be held at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The

week of this workshop immediately follows the ICIAM 2003 Conference

in Sydney, Australia so that participants from outside New Zealand

and Australia can make travel arrangements to take part in both

meetings at a reasonable cost.

The programme will include short series of lectures by the following

internationally known invited speakers:

Hermann Brunner (St John's, Newfoundland)

Chris Budd (Bath, UK)

Mari Paz Calvo (Valladolid, Spain)

Roswitha Maerz (Berlin, Germany)

There will also be plenary lectures by several New Zealand specialists

in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science:

Rick Beatson, Ian Coope, Peter Hunter, Stephen Joe

David Ryan, Philip Sharp, David Wall

Finally, the programme will include contributed papers.

For further information please consult the website

http://www.scitec.auckland.ac.nz/~anode

Enquiries are welcome

John Butcher, Robert Chan, Allison Heard, Nicolette Moir

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

From: Thomas Seidman <seidman@math.umbc.edu>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 15:46:58 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Maryland, Baltimore County**

Tenure-track faculty position in Applied Mathematics at UMBC

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC

(University of Maryland, Baltimore County) has authorization

to recruit a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Math.

Please see our web pages for further information about the

department and its present faculty; in particular, see

http://www.math.umbc.edu/Positions/positions-2001-2.shtml

for the official position announcement.

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

From: Michael Trosset <trosset@MATH.WM.EDU>

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 17:06:58 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at the College of William & Mary**

The College of William & Mary has two open positions in applied

mathematics. Both positions are for tenure-track assistant professors,

beginning August 2002. Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and

teaching, plus a Ph.D., are required. One position is in computational

mathematics or statistics; the other is in biomathematics, including

mathematical and computational biology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics.

Both positions reside in the Department of Mathematics: the first is part

of a university initiative in computational science; the second is part of

an interdisciplinary initiative between the Departments of Mathematics and

Biology. Please visit http://www.resnet.wm.edu/~bimath/ for more

information.

Submit application letter (specifying for which position(s) you wish to be

considered), AMS paper coversheet (available at http://www.ams.org/), CV,

research description, and three or more recommendation letters (at least

one concerning teaching) to either the Computational Search Committee or

the Biomath Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, College of

William & Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795. Review

begins November 15 and continues until appointments are made. The College

is an EEO/AA employer.

Please send email inquiries about the computational mathematics position

to comath@math.wm.edu and about the biomathematics position to

bimath@math.wm.edu. The department can also be contacted by telephone

(757-221-1873) or by fax (757-221-7400).

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

From: Stephane LePeutrec <Stephane.LePeutrec@unifr.ch>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 15:41:35 +0200

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Fribourg**

The Faculty of Science of the University of Fribourg/Switzerland invites

applications for a tenure track

Associate Professor in Telecommunications

at the Department of Computer Science, opening July 1, 2002 or at a mutually

convenient date.

The applicant will carry out competitive research in a technical field of

telecommunications. His/her activity will reinforce the existing center of

competence of telecommunications in Fribourg (iimt - International Institute of

Management in Telecommunications, ICTnet - Information and Telecommunication

Technologies Networks). In addition, the candidate must be in a position to

attract external funding. The University of Fribourg is a bilingual

institution; teaching language is either French or German and the new professor

is expected to have a good acquaintance of one of these languages and to

acquire a reasonable proficiency in the second one within a short time

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related area.

Applications (with curriculum vitae, a list of publications, including copies

of the three most important ones, a short outline of current and future

research interests, and the names of three referees) should be sent by November

16, 2001 to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg, Ch. du

Mus=E9e 6A, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland. For additional information, please

contact prof. B=E9at Hirsbrunner (beat.hirsbrunner@unifr.ch).

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

From: Martin Hanke-Bourgeois <hanke@mathematik.uni-mainz.de>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 16:46:43 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Mainz**

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the

Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz (Germany)

invites applications for the position

Professorship (C4) in Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis)

The applicants will be expected to have a distinguished research

background in an active field of Numerical Analysis or Scientific Computing.

A habilitation (or equivalent qualification) is required.

The complete text of the advertisement in German may be found at

http://www.verwaltung.uni-mainz.de/dez2/personal/stellen/professoren/FB17e.htm

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2001.

Address applications to:

Dekan des Fachbereichs 17 -- Mathematik und Informatik

Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat

D-55099 Mainz

Germany

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From: Stefen Hui <hui@sciences.sdsu.edu>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 14:41:35 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Faculty Position at San Diego State University**

FACULTY POSITION NUMERICAL MATRIX ANALYSIS

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

http://www.math.sdsu.edu

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at San Diego State

University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the

area of Numerical Matrix Analysis and its applications, beginning in the Fall

of 2002. Salary is competitive. Applicants must be able to begin teaching in

the Fall semester of 2002.

Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely

related field and must provide evidence of a strong commitment to teaching at

all levels and of potential for sustained research beyond the dissertation. A

demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. The new

faculty member in Numerical Matrix Analysis will be expected to teach courses

in numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, linear algebra as well as

service courses in the department, interact with and direct undergraduate and

graduate students, establish a productive research program and publish in

recognized scholarly journals. The new faculty member will have the

opportunity to participate in our recently established interdisciplinary

program in computational science. Experience in and/or commitment to working

in a multicultural environment with large numbers of students of diverse

backgrounds and learning styles is highly desirable. The College of Science

has a large number of federally funded minority training programs, e.g.,

MARC, MBRS, McNair Scholar, and SDSU is ranked 10th in the nation in

conferring baccalaureate degrees to minorities.

Applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a

description of the proposed research program, a statement of teaching

philosophy, and three letters of recommendation sent directly by the

recommenders to the search committee.

Applications should be addressed to:

Chair, Numerical Matrix Analysis Search Committee,

San Diego State University,

Department of Mathematical Sciences,

5500 Campanile Drive,

San Diego, California 92182-7720.

Applications received by January 11, 2002 will receive full consideration.

Applications received after that date will be considered only if the

position is still open.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Title IX Employer and does not discriminate

against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin,

sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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

From: Scott Fulton <fulton@clarkson.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 14:27:17 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Clarkson University**

The Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University

invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied mathematics.

Research interests (e.g. numerical analysis, PDE, materials, surface science)

that mesh with present faculty in science and engineering will be a

consideration.

The candidate must be able and eager to teach courses at both the

undergraduate and graduate level, as well as to do solid research. Minimum

qualifications for the assistant professor level are: a Ph.D. in mathematics

or related area; demonstrated potential in research; experience in teaching;

ability to communicate readily in English. A senior-level appointment may be

considered for appropriately qualified applicants. Starting date is August

16, 2002.

Applications including AMS Application Cover Sheet, vita and three reference

letters should be submitted to Professor D. A. Powers, Department of

Mathematics and Computer Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5815.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting immediately. Women and

minorities are urged to apply. Clarkson University is an AA/EOE Employer.

(Pos. #25-01)

Note: We also have openings in Statistics and Computer Science and for

Department Chair; see www.clarkson.edu/mcs for details.

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

From: Christopher Beattie <beattie@calvin.math.vt.edu>

Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 15:00:14 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Virginia Tech**

The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech seeks applications to

fill one or two tenure-track positions in the areas of numerical

analysis, optimization, and computational mathematics. Appointments may

be made at assistant or associate professor levels. Candidates must

have an earned doctorate in mathematics or equivalent at time of

appointment, and have an active research program in numerical analysis,

optimization, or computational mathematics. We are particularly

interested in applicants who can complement and enhance existing

strengths in our department.

Additional information on the position and the department is available at

http://www.math.vt.edu/resources/. Additional information about the university

is available at http://www.vt.edu/.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research

plans, together with four letters of recommendation (one of which

addresses teaching skills and experience), to:

Numerical Analysis Search Committee,

Department of Mathematics,

Virginia Tech,

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123.

Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2002 and will continue

until the position is filled.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Tech is deeply committed to

recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining women, persons of color,

and persons with disabilities. We strongly value diversity in the

college community, and seek to assure equality in education and

employment. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the

application process should contact Pat Ray, Department of Mathematics,

540-231-6536 (TDD/PC 1-800-828 1120- Voice 1-800-828-1140).

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From: George Ostrouchov <ost@ornl.gov>

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 23:05:59 -0400

**Subject: Research Positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory**

The Computer Science and Mathematics Division at the Oak Ridge National

Laboratory (ORNL) seeks applicants for postdoctoral positions in

computational statistics for large scale and distributed data.

Positions require a Ph.D. in statistics, applied mathematics, or

computer science (summer or semester internships are also available to

Ph.D. candidates). A strong background in the mathematics of data

analysis and an ability to develop large software applications in a

high-performance computing environment are required. For more

information about the positions and requirements visit

http://employment.ornl.gov/employment/item.cfm?id=99.

The Computer Science and Mathematics Division is the premier division

for research in high performance computing, applied mathematics, and

intelligent systems. Basic and applied research programs focus on

computational sciences, intelligent systems, and information

technologies. Additional information about the Computer Science and

Mathematics Division is available at http://www.csm.ornl.gov.

Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume and a list of three or

more references to: Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge

National Laboratory, P. O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6367 or Email

to ostrouchovg@ornl.gov (subject line: Postdoc/Computational

Statistics).

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From: R. Kaasschieter <wsanrk@win.tue.nl>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 16:04:17 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: PhD Position at Eindhoven University of Technology**

PhD-position at Eindhoven University of Technology

Project description:

The swelling and shrinking behaviour of cartilaginous tissues can be modelled by

a four-component theory in which a deformable and charged porous medium is

saturated with a fluid with dissolved ions. This theory results in a coupled

system of non-linear parabolic differential equations together with an algebraic

constraint for electroneutrality. The goal of this project is the

three-dimensional computational solution of the system of equations. A suitably

chosen mixed finite element method fulfils the conservation laws exactly and

yields non-oscillatory solutions. This choice should be based on a thorough

understanding of the system of equations. Furthermore, a suitable choice for the

time-integration is needed as well as an efficient solution procedure for the

resulting non-linear equations. The numerical results will be compared with

measurements that will be obtained in a related project.

Profile of the candidate:

The qualified candidate should have completed an academic education (i.e. have a

degree on MSc-level or equivalent) in the area of applied and computational

mathematics or biomechanics with a thorough knowledge of mathematics.

Position:

The position is a research position for 4 years (after one year an evaluation of

progess is made, leading to a continuation, if positive). There are ample

possibilities to follow courses. Special PhD-courses are provided within the

graduate schools.

Information:

For further information about the position, please contact

Dr. E.F. Kaasschieter or Prof.dr.ir. C.J. van Duijn, Applied Analysis,

Department of Mathematics and Computing Science,

Eindhoven University of Technology,

P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Phone: +31 40 2472804 (Kaasschieter), +31 40 2472855 (Van Duijn).

Fax: +31 40 2442150 (office).

E-mail: e.f.kaasschieter@tue.nl, c.j.v.duijn@tue.nl

Internet: http://www.win.tue.nl/appliedanalysis

For further information about the job conditions, please contact

W.C.J. Verhoef, phone: +31 40 2472321, e-mail: w.c.j.verhoef@tue.nl

Applications:

Please send letter plus CV with reference V32869

Mrs.drs. S. Udo,

Managing Director of the Department of Mathematics and Computing Science,

Eindhoven University of Technology,

P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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From: Martin Gander <mgander@math.mcgill.ca>

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 19:46:07 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at McGill University**

Postdoctoral Position in Scientific Computing

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the applied

mathematics group of the department of Mathematics and Statistics at

McGill University, Montreal, Canada. This position, which is funded by the

Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, involves

research in parallel computing, preconditioning of iterative methods and

possibly mesh generation and adaptation to improve real time weather

forecast. Candidates should have or be about to obtain a Ph.D in applied

mathematics or scientific computing. The position is available immediately

for a period of two years with a salary of $ 40 000 Canadian per year.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send your CV, a list of publications, and 3 letters of

reference to

M. Gander

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

McGill University

805 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, QC, H3A 2K6

CANADA

or by email to mgander@math.mcgill.ca

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From: Manuel Salas <salas@icase.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 08:19:05 -0400

**Subject: Staff Position at ICASE**

ICASE

Staff Scientist Position for Optimization under Uncertainty &

Robust Design Methods

ICASE is seeking a staff scientist to conduct research in the

area of analysis and optimization of engineering systems in the

presence of uncertain parameters. The appointee will participate

in the development and application of uncertainty quantification

methods, robust design techniques and reliability-based optimization

to aerospace systems. The appointee will work in close cooperation

with NASA Langley's Multidisciplinary Optimization Branch.

The successful candidate should have:

Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations

Research, or Engineering with a minimum 3 years experience relating

to probabilistic methods (doctoral experience may be included) and

expertise in at least one of the following fields:

1. uncertainty quantification

2. probabilistic or stochastic methods

3. reliability-based design

4. multidisciplinary design optimization

5. numerical solution of PDE

Knowledge of one of the following application areas is useful:

1. structural analysis

2. aerodynamics analysis

3. cost or reliability analysis

4. systems analysis

Solid understanding of computational methods and strong communication

and teamwork skills are highly desirable.

Staff scientist appointments are usually made for two years, with the

possibility of a third-year extension. ICASE is a non-profit research

institute located at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton,

Virginia. The Institute offers excellent opportunities to researchers

for collaboration with other scientists and engineers on problems of

interest to NASA. General information about ICASE and its research

programs is available via the World Wide Web at http://www.icase.edu/.

More information on NASA Langley's Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

(MDO) research program can be found at

http://fmad-www.larc.nasa.gov/mdob/MDOB/index.html.

To apply, please send a current vita and contact information for three

professional references to:

Director

ICASE, MS 132C

NASA Langley Research Center

Hampton VA 23681-2199

or by e-mail to: positions@icase.edu

ICASE is a non-profit equal opportunity employer.

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From: Ron Boisvert <boisvert@nist.gov>

Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 15:24:18 -0400

**Subject: Staff Position at NIST**

The Construction Metrology and Automation Group at the

National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking a

senior applied mathematician or computer scientist to work

on projects related to construction site scanning, object

recognition, and tracking. Expected education level is

Masters or PhD, and salary will range from $60,000 to

$110,000 (commensurate with skill level and experience).

U.S. citizenship required for permanent hires; guest

researcher positions are also available.

Required Technical Skills: significant experience with

numerical analysis and computational geometry; working

knowledge of linear algebra and partial differential

equations; fluent in either FORTRAN, C, and/or MATLAB;

coordinate system transformation matrices; ability to write

efficient algorithms and clean, documented code; ability to

clearly explain mathematical approach to team mates and

produce clear, concise technical documentation in a timely

fashion; ability to write technical proposals. Primary

responsibilities of position will be object recognition and

extraction from 3D point clouds generated from multiple

registered LADAR frames and collaboration with research

team members in the development of physics-based simulation

models of Next Generation LADAR sub-components.

Desired Additional Technical Capabilities: working

familiarity with MAPLE and/or MATHEMATICA; familiarity with

SIMULINK; familiarity with Fourier transform methods

(particularly relating to optics and image enhancement

deconvolution techniques); experience with 3D point-cloud

meshing, frame registration, image processing and object

recognition algorithms; physics background; uncertainty

analysis; familiarity with canned visualization packages.

Personal Skills: senior candidates must able to design and

carry out original research at the forefront of their

profession and be capable of developing proposals for

funding and expanding the program. Good publication record

desirable. Good public speaking ability and sales skills

desirable.

See http:://www.bfrl.nist.gov/861/CMAG/index.htm, or

contact Bill Stone (william.stone@nist.gov, 301-975-6075)

for further information.

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From: Igor Konshin <jnm@dodo.inm.ras.ru>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 23:50:16 +0400

**Subject: Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Mathematics**

EAST-WEST JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS

Vol.9, No.3, 2000, pp.179-252

CONTENTS

New interpolation results and applications to finite element methods

for elliptic boundary value problems

C.Bacuta, J.H.Bramble, and J.E.Pasciak

pp.179-198

An anisotropic functional setting for convection-diffusion problems

C.Canuto and A.Tabacco

pp.199-231

Convergence rate analysis of domain decomposition methods

for obstacle problems

X.-C.Tai

pp.233-252

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From: Ron Boisvert <boisvert@nist.gov>

Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 08:04:19 -0400

**Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software**

Table of Contents

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

March 2001, Volume 27, Number 1

For more information, including abstracts and access

to full text, see http://www.acm.org/toms/V27.html.

P.B. Bailey, W.N. Everitt, and A. Zettl

Algorithm 810: The SLEIGN2 Sturm-Liouville Code.

143-192

Ladislav Luksan and Jan Vlcek

Algorithm 811: NDA: Algorithms for Nondifferentiable

Optimization.

193-213

Bjarne S. Andersen, Fred G. Gustavson, and Jerzy Wasniewski

A Recursive Formulation of Cholesky Facorization of a

Matrix in Packed Storage.

214-244

J.R. Cash, G. Moore, and R.W. Wright

An Automatic Continuation Strategy for the Solution of

Singularly Perturbed Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems.

245-266

Yi-Feng Tsai and Rida T. Farouki

Algorithm 812: BPOLY: An Object-Oriented Library of

Numerical Algorithms for Polynomials in Bernstein Form.

267-296

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