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From: Jack Dongarra <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 10:45:01 -0500

**Subject: New Book, LAPACK 95 Users' Guide**

We are pleased to announce the availability of the

LAPACK 95 Users' Guide

V. A. Barker, L. S. Blackford, J. Dongarra, J. Du Croz,

S. Hammarling, M. Marinova, J. Was'niewski, and P. Yalamov

LAPACK95 is a Fortran 95 interface to the Fortran 77 LAPACK

library. It is relevant for anyone who writes in the Fortran 95

language and needs reliable software for basic numerical linear

algebra. It improves upon the original user-interface to the

LAPACK package, taking advantage of the considerable

simplifications that Fortran 95 allows. LAPACK95 Users' Guide

provides an introduction to the design of the LAPACK95 package,

a detailed description of its contents, reference manuals for

the leading comments of the routines, and example programs.

For more information on LAPACK95 go to http://www.netlib.org/lapack95/.

Contents

Preface; Part I: General information. Chapter 1: Essentials;

Chapter 2: Contents of LAPACK95; Chapter 3: Documentation Design

and Program Examples; Chapter 4: Performance and Troubleshooting;

Part II: Driver Routines. Chapter 5: Driver Routines for Linear

Systems; Chapter 6: Driver Routines for Least Squares Problems;

Chapter 7: Driver Routines for Standard Eigenvalue Problems;

Chapter 8: Driver Routines for Generalized Eigenvalue Problems;

Chapter 9: Driver Routines for Singular Value Problems;

Part III: Computational Routines. Chapter 10: Computational

Routines; Bibliography; Index by Keyword; Index by Routine Name.

2001

xviii + 258 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-504-0

List Price $48.00 / SIAM Member Price $33.60 / Order Code SE13

For ordering information see:

http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/SE13.html

or contact SIAM, 3600 University City

Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688; telephone (215)

382-9800; fax (215) 386-7999; toll free: 1-800-447-SIAM U.S.

only; e-mail service@siam.org.

The royalties from the sales of this book are being placed in a

fund to help students attend SIAM meetings and other SIAM related

activities. This fund is administered by SIAM and qualified individuals

are encouraged to write directly to SIAM for guidelines.

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

From: Stephen Watson <watson@drhoneydoo.esam.nwu.edu>

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 16:33:51 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Spectrum of Alternating Circulant Matrix**

I have an enquiry concerning the spectrum of a matrix which is a variant

of the so called circulant matrix (Bellman). Specifically, consider a

2n by 2n marix where each row is obtained from the preceeding row by the

simple cyclic permutation (1 2 3 ... 2n) followed by multiplication by -1.

So, but for a troublesome alternation in sign, one has the structure of

a circulant matrix. For want of a better name, I have called it the

"alternating circulent matrix".

I have discovered a way to characterize the spectrum of this matrix,

and was wondering if this would be a known fact.

I would be most obliged to anyone who could be of some help on this matter.

Stephen J. Watson

Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics

McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL 60208

e-mail: watson@drhoneydoo.esam.nwu.edu

(Phone) 847-491-4398

(Fax) 847-491-2178

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From: Todd Munson <tmunson@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:45:55 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: GAMS Additions to NEOS Server**

The NEOS Server (http://www-neos.mcs.anl.gov) continues to expand and

improve as we add new services and facilities. With the help of GAMS

Development Corporation (http://www.gams.com), we have recently improved

our support for solving optimization problems with GAMS. The NEOS Server

currently hosts the following solvers accepting GAMS input.

BDMLP (Brooke, Drud, and Meeraus) - linear programs

CONOPT (ARKI Consulting and Development) - linear and nonlinear program

s

MILES (Rutherford) - complementarity problems

MINOS (Murtagh and Saunders) - linear and nonlinear programs

PATH (Dirkse, Ferris, and Munson) - complementarity problems

PATHNLP (Dirkse, Ferris, and Munson) - linear and nonlinear programs

SBB (ARKI Consulting and Development) - nonlinear and linear programs

with mixed integer variables

SNOPT (Gill, Murray, and Saunders) - linear and nonlinear programs

XPRESS (Dash Associates) - linear programs with mixed integer variables

In addition, the GAMS/AMPL solver has been made available through the NEOS

Server. This solver accepts GAMS input, internally rewrites the model in

AMPL format, solves the problem with a specified AMPL solver, and then

converts the results back to GAMS output. This automated conversion

process makes many AMPL solvers transparently available to GAMS users.

The following methods are currently available for use with the GAMS/AMPL

solver through the NEOS Server.

AFORTMP (Optirisk Systems) - quadratic and linear programs with

mixed integer variables

BLMVM (Benson and More) - bound constrained optimization problems

BPMPD (M=E9sz=E1ros) - linear programs

DONLP2 (Spellucci) - nonlinear and linear programs

FILTER (Fletcher and Leyffer) - nonlinear and linear programs

KNITRO (Byrd, Hribar, Nocedal and Waltz) - nonlinear and linear programs

LANCELOT (Conn, Gould, and Toint) - nonlinear and linear programs

LBFGSB (Zhu, Byrd, Lu and Nocedal) - bound constrained optimization problems

LOQO (Vanderbei) - nonlinear and linear programs

MINLP (Fletcher and Leyffer) - nonlinear and linear programs

with mixed integer variables

MOSEK (EKA Consulting) - convex nonlinear and linear programs

TRON (Lin and More) - bound constrained optimization problems

The new GAMS and GAMS/AMPL services are available through web, email, and

Java submissions to the NEOS Server. In addition, the above solvers can

be used as remote solvers to a local GAMS system via the GAMS/Kestrel

interface. Clients can be downloaded from the Kestrel web page

http://www-neos.mcs.anl.gov/neos/kestrel.html

The NEOS Server is a project of the Optimization Technology Center,

jointly managed by Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern

University.

To learn more about recent developments in the NEOS Server, visit

http://www-neos.mcs.anl.gov/

Liz Dolan, Jorge More, and Todd Munson for the NEOS Group.

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

From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 14:01:25 -0500

**Subject: Call for Nominations, DiPrima Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

RICHARD C. DiPRIMA PRIZE

The DiPrima Prize

SIAM will present the award at the SIAM 50th Anniversary and Annual

Meeting in Philadelphia, July 8-12, 2002. The award honors the memory

of Richard C. DiPrima, long-time chair of the Department of

Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and past

President and energetic supporter of SIAM. The award, to be given to

a young scientist, will be based on an outstanding doctoral

dissertation in applied mathematics.

Eligibility

Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral

dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during

the period running from three years prior to the award date to one

year prior to the award date (July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2001). The

doctorate must have been awarded at least eight months prior to the

award date. The requirements for the doctorate must have been

equivalent to those for an American doctorate. It is preferable but

not necessary that the recipient be a member of SIAM. Selection is

based on the dissertations of the candidates. The dissertations must

represent topics of applied mathematics (defined as those topics

covered by the SIAM journals). They must be submitted in English. An

English translation is acceptable.

Nominations

Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation (in English),

should be sent by December 31, 2001 to:

Professor Joseph Flaherty

Chair, Selection Committee

Richard C. DiPrima Prize

c/o Allison Bogardo

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Description of the Award

The award consists of a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate and a

cash prize of $1,000. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be

paid by the prize fund.

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are Joseph Flaherty, Rensselaer

Polytechnic Institute (chair); Russel Caflisch, UCLA; James Meiss,

University of Colorado at Boulder.

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

From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 14:07:24 -0500

**Subject: Call for Nominations, Reid Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

W.T. and IDALIA REID PRIZE

The Reid Prize

SIAM will present the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at SIAM's 50th

Anniversary Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 8-12.

The award will be given for research in, or other contributions to,

the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control

theory. The prize may be given either for a single notable

achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

Eligibility

The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who

meets the general guidelines of the prize description above.

Description of Award

The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize.

Nominations

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

should be sent by February 1, 2002 to:

Professor John A. Burns

Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee

c/o Allison Bogardo

SIAM

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 John A. Burns, Virginia

Polytechnic Institute and State University (chair); Ruth F. Curtain,

University of Groningen; James G. Glimm, State University of New York

at Stony Brook; Max D. Gunzburger, Iowa State University; and Arthur

J. Krener, University of California, Davis.

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

From: Marcin Paprzycki <marcin@a.cs.okstate.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 23:07:47 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Report from the PPAM meeting**

Report on the 4th International Conference on

Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - PPAM 2001

The 4th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied

Mathematics was held in Naleczow, a picturesque small town in

South-Eastern Poland, between 9th and 12th of Septemberm 2001. The event,

which continued a tradition of PPAM'94, PPAM'97 and PPAM'99 conferences,

was organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science

(Technical University of Czestochowa, Poland) in cooperation with the

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - SIAM.

The plenary and invited talks were delivered by B. Choppard, V. Decyk,

J. Dongarra, F. Gustavson, T. Mattson, Y. Saad, P. Sloot, B. K. Szymanski

and J. Wasniewski, and covered such important fields of parallel and

distributed computing and applied mathematics as

Models of parallel/distributed computation

Parallel architectures

Parallel numerical and non-numerical algorithms

Scheduling and load balancing

Performance analysis and prediction

Parallel programming

Tools and environments for parallel and distributed processing

Numerical and non-numerical applications of parallel/distributed

processing

Evolutionary computing and neural networks

Numerical methods and, in particular, methods of solving

differential equations

Mathematical and computer methods in mechanics and material

processing, biology,

physics, environmental modeling

Special sessions and workshops on Parallel-distributed-cooperative

constraint solving, Complex systems simulations, Theoretical and

computational methods in hydrodynamics and Functional differential

equations and their applications were organized.

The program of PPAM 2001 included also three tutorials:

Numerical interval arithmetic

by B. Walster

Numerical linear algebra, LAPACK and ScaLAPACK

by J. Wasniewski and F. Gustavson

Performance analysis and prediction

by Verner Krotz-Vogel

The conference was attended by more than 155 participants from 24

countries. The overall scientific level of the talks was very high, and

they induced a number of fruitful discussions. It is worth mentioning that

the regular presentations were selected after reviewing all contributions

(which seems to still be a rare practice for conferences growing out of

local events organized in Eastern Europe). In the process the

International Program Committee rejected approximately 30 % of

submissions. The presented papers will appear in the special volume of

Lecture Notes in Computer Science published by Springer-Verlag.

On the informal level, the atmosphere of the conference was particularly

friendly, which was supported by three social events: welcome party,

traveling by Naleczow narrow-gauge railway combined with a grill-prepared

dinner (extremely yummy ;-), and excursion to Kazimierz Dolny followed by

a boat-trip and on-board dinner.

The participants are grateful to the organizers, especially to Roman

Wyrzykowski, for their excellent work, and are looking forward to the

next, PPAM 2003, conference.

On a somber note, the conference took place during the events of September

11th. We would like to express our thank to the Organizers for helping

those of us who were to travel back to US and Canada and were not able to

fly as scheduled.

Marcin Paprzycki

Oklahoma State University

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

From: T. E. Simos <tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr>

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:15:15 +0200

**Subject: CMMSE Prize**

Computational and Mathematical Methods in Sciences and Engineering

(CMMSE) Prize 2002.

Scope

The prize is awarded to a scientist for important contributions to

fields of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Sciences and

Engineering. The prize will be given bi-annual.

Prize Committee

The prize committee will consist of three members, with one designated

as "Chair." Generally the Chair will be the General Chair of CMMSE

Conference.

Nominations

The Prize Committee has the responsibility for solicitation and

evaluation of nominations. Anyone may be made Nominations. Nominations

may be made also by members of the Prize Committee. It is the

responsibility of the nominator to provide all relevant information to

the Prize Committee

Call for Nominations

Please send nominations for the CMMSE 2002 prize to the General Chair of

CMMSE 2002 Dr. Jesus Vigo-Aguiar (jvigo@usal.es). The deadline for

nominations is February 28, 2002.

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

From: T. E. Simos <tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr>

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:15:01 +0200

**Subject: Session at CMMSE on Numerical Methods for Periodic Problems**

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Session:

Numerical Solution of Periodic Problems: Exponential Fitting, P-Stable

and related Methods

Chairs: T. Simos(tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr) and J.

Vigo-Aguiar(jvigo@usal.es)

In the frame of CMMSE-2002: International Conference on Computational

and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering

(www.ua.es/cmmse2002), September 20 - 25, 2002, Alicante, Spain

Topics:

Celestial Mechanics, Computational Chemistry & Physics, Computational

Engineering, Computational Mathematics, Computational Statistics, High

Performance Computing, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematical Economics &

Finance, Mathematical Models for the Information Society

Sponsors:

Universidad de Alicante and the Center for Industrial Mathematics,

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Detailed information about the conference is given at:

www.ua.es/cmmse2002/ <http://www.ua.es/cmmse2002/> or

www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIM <http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIM>

SESSION CONTACT:

To submit please send the electronic copies of the paper to Dr. T.E.

Simos(tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr) or Dr. J. Vigo-Aguiar (jvigo@usal.es).

To submit hard copies of the papers please use the following address:

Dr. T.E. Simos, 26 Menelaou Street, Amfithea - Paleon Faliron, GR-175 64

Athens, GREECE. Electronic submission is especially encouraged.

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

From: P. K. Jimack <pkj@comp.leeds.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:08:28 GMT

**Subject: Meeting in Leeds of UK and Ireland Section of SIAM**

The annual meeting of the UK and Republic of Ireland section of SIAM

will take place at the University of Leeds on Friday January 11th 2002.

This meeting is open to all: both members and non-members of SIAM.

Full details may be found at

http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/siam/meet02.html

The invited speakers are:

John Gibbon (Imperial College, London),

Jon Keating (University of Bristol),

Tom Manteuffel (University of Boulder, Colorado and President of SIAM),

Brian Sleeman (University of Leeds),

John Willis (University of Cambridge).

Full details may be found at:

http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/siam/meet02.html

Peter Jimack.

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

From: Knut Andreas Lie <Knut-Andreas.Lie@math.sintef.no>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 11:39:47 +0100

**Subject: Winter School in Norway on Computational Mathematics**

Winter School in Computational Mathematics 2002:

MODERN COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR FLUID DYNAMICS

Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway, April 14-19, 2002.

URL: http://www.math.sintef.no/vskoler/

Lecturers and topics covered

The winter school assumes no specialized knowledge of CFD except for

a general knowledge of numerical methods for partial differential

equations.

1. Spectral element methods for incompressible flow

The emphasis will be on developing discretization and solution

algorithms for solving the unsteady, incompressible Navier-Stokes

equations. The applications will be selected from the laminar to the

transitional flow regime.

Einar M. Ronquist, Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of

Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway:

* Governing equations

* Spatial discretization (the spectral element method):

Poisson, Stokes, Convection-diffusion, Navier-Stokes

* Temporal discretization

Multi-step methods, Operator splitting methods,

Segregated algorithms

Paul F. Fisher, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne

National Laboratory, USA:

* Solution methods:

iterative methods, preconditioning, DDM,

fast diagonalization methods

* High Reynolds number flows (Re ~ O(1000)):

transitional flows, filtering, grid generation,

parallel processing

* Applications:

blood flow, convection heat transfer, (free surface flow)

The above list is tentative.

2. Runge-Kutta discontinuous Galerkin methods for convection-dominated

problems

Bernardo Cockburn, Mathematics, University of Minnesota, USA:

* An overview of the development of Discontinuous Galerkin methods

* The Runge-Kutta Discontinuous Galerkin method for nonlinear

hyperbolic problems.

* The Local Discontinuous Galerkin method for convection-diffusion

problems.

* A unified analysis of Discontinuous Galerkin methods for elliptic

problems.

* Discontinuous Galerkin methods for incompressible flows.

Organizers:

Helge Holden, Mathematical Sciences, NTNU

Kenneth Hvistendahl Karlsen, Dep. of Math., University of Bergen

Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF Applied Mathematics

About the winter schools

"Winter schools in computational mathematics" is a four-year project

(2001-2004) funded by the Research Council of Norway. The winter

schools will be held annually and last one week. The schools are aimed

at graduate students and researchers at universities, research

institutes and industry. Advanced undergraduate students are also

welcome. The number of participants is limited.

The winter schools are held at Norwegian ski resorts and there will be

time in the program for skiing during daytime and for social

activities in the evenings. The winter schools should therefore

provide a perfect arena for making new contacts with other

researchers.

Please send your registration before February 1 2002 to:

Mariann Fjeldstad, SINTEF Applied Mathematics,

Address: P.O. Box 124 Blindern, N-0314 Oslo, Norway.

Phone : (+47) 22 06 76 54

Fax : (+47) 22 06 73 50

Email : Mariann.Fjeldstad@math.sintef.no

Undergraduate students may apply for a (limited) partial support.

For more information about Geilo, take a look at:

http://www.skiinfo.no/geilo/engelsk/

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From: Raimondas Ciegis <Raimondas.Ciegis@fm.vtu.lt>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 13:45:59 +0200 (WET)

**Subject: Conference in Estonia on Mathematical Modelling and Analysis**

Seventh International Conference

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

MMA2002

May 31 June 2, 2002, K=E4=E4riku, Estonia

Conference organizers

Institute of Applied Mathematics of University of Tartu (Estonia)

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)

The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical modelling and

usage of numerical methods in modern problems of science and engineering.

It aims, in particular, to foster cooperation among various specialists

in this field.

Working languages of the Conference are English and Russian.

The main topics

Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of

mathematical physics and engineering.

Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications.

Fourier Analysis, Splines, Ill-Posed Problems.

Program and Organizing Committee:

Arvet Pedas (Estonia - Chairman of Committee), Raimondas Ciegis

(Lithuania - Vice-chairman), Anu Roio (Estonia - secretary), Uno H=E4marik

(Estonia), Otto Karma (Estonia), Raul Kangro (Estonia), Peeter Oja

(Estonia), Andris Buikis (Latvia), Andrejs Reinfelds (Latvia), Mifodijus

Sapagovas (Lithuania).

Address for correspondence:

Institute of Applied Mathematics

University of Tartu

Liivi 2-206

50409 Tartu, Estonia

Questions regarding MMA2002 should be addressed to Anu Roio (e-mail:

anur@ut.ee) or Arvet Pedas (e-mail: arvet.pedas@ut.ee)

Information about the conference MMA2002 can be found also on the home

page http://www.iam.ut.ee/mma2002/mma2002.html.

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From: VECPAR <nobody@fe.up.pt>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:16:41 GMT

**Subject: Conference in Portugal on High Performance Computing**

VECPAR'2002 - THIRD AND LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submissions: December 14, 2001

5th International Meeting on High Performance Computing for Computational Science

June 26-28, 2002

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto,

Porto, Portugal

TOPICS OF INTEREST

* Cluster and Grid Computing

* Computing in Biosciences

* Concurrent Engineering

* Data Processing

* Educational Issues in Computational Science and Engineering

* Large Scale Simulations in all areas of Engineering and

Science (e.g., Computational fluid dynamics, Crash and

structural analysis, etc...)

* Numerical Methods (PDE, linear and non-linear algebra, etc.)

* Parallel and Distributed Computing

* Problem Solving Environments

* Scientific Visualization

INVITED SPEAKERS

* Yutaka Akiyama (Computational Biology Research Center, Japan)

"Human Genoma"

* Leif A. Eriksson (Uppsala University, Sweden)

"Computational Chemistry"

* Vipin Kumar (University of Minnesota, USA)

"Data Mining"

* Rainald Lohner (George Mason University, USA)

"Computational Fluid Dynamics"

* Ed Seidel (Max-Planck-Institut fur Gravitationsphysik, Germany)

"Problem Solving Environment"

Secretariat: congress.porto@abreu.pt

Organisation: vecpar2002@fe.up.pt

VECPAR'2002 web site: http://www.fe.up.pt/vecpar2002

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From: Stephen Keeling <keeling@kfunigraz.ac.at>

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 14:27:02 +0100 (CET)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Karl Franzens University of Graz**

Announcement of a Professorship for

Algorithmic Numerical Mathematics

The College of Sciences at the Karl Franzens University of

Graz advertises a professorship for Algorithmic Numerical

Mathematics to be filled on or after October 1, 2003. We are

searching for a scholar with international reputation whose

research interests are focused on current topics of

scientific computing and numerical mathematics. Applicants

in the areas of partial differential equations, inverse

problems, continuous optimization or control theory with

experience to interdisciplinary applications are especially

encouraged to apply.

The Karl Franzens University of Graz specifically encourages

female candidates to apply, with a view to increasing the

portion of female professors. The Karl-Franzens-University

is an equal oportunity employer.

Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae,

list of publications, teaching record, and copies of up to

five of the candidate's most important and relevant

publications and should be submitted no later than January

31, 2002 to

Dekanat der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultaet

Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz

Universitaetsplatz 3

A-8010 Graz, Oesterreich

Legally relevant is the German version available under

http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/imawww/

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

From: Tom Hou <hou@acm.caltech.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 17:28:57 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Caltech**

Position in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation

Division of Engineering and Applied Science

California Institute of Technology

A tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of applied

mathematics, focused on multiscale modeling and simulation, in the

Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California

Institute of Technology is open to candidates with exceptional

research and instructional ability. The length of the initial

appointment is four years and it is contingent on the completion

of the PhD degree.

Research topics of interest include: dynamics and dynamical systems,

model reduction of large systems, modeling and simulation across

multiple length scales, stochastic systems, and uncertainty management.

Candidates should have a strong foundation in mathematical and

computational analysis relevant to their research program. In addition,

candidates should have a strong interaction with at least one applied

area that could be, for example, in biology and biological engineering,

chemistry and chemical engineering, environmental and earth sciences,

materials science, or mechanics and mechanical engineering.

Candidates would participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching

within the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. This would

include active participation in one or more of the following EAS

graduate programs, depending on background and interests: Applied and

Computational Mathematics (ACM), Applied Mechanics (AM), or Control

and Dynamical Systems (CDS).

Applicants should apply on-line by visiting

http://www.acm.caltech.edu/search/

and following the instructions outlined there. You will be asked to

submit a letter of application; a brief statement of research

accomplishments, interests, and goals; curriculum vitae; selected

reprints; and have four letters of recommendation (at least one

commenting on teaching) sent to the address indicated on the website.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2002 and will continue

until the position is filled.

Caltech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women,

minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

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

From: Per Lotstedt <perl@tdb.uu.se>

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 14:04:16 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Uppsala University**

The Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University in

Sweden invites applications for two positions as

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER in OPTIMIZATION

and

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER in COMPUTER GRAPHICS and

VISUALIZATION

at the Department of Information Technology

(http://www.it.uu.se/).

The duties of the position include teaching, research,

administration and information.

The lecturer in optimization is expected to have a strong

background in continuous and discrete optimization and develop

optimization theory and algorithms and apply these in science,

engineering and economy. At the department, there are research

activities related to optimization in bioinformatics, control

theory, energy systems, financial mathematics, numerical analysis

and signal processing.

In computer graphics and visualization, the lecturer is expected

to develop and apply theories, methods, and techniques for different

applications. Research related to computer graphics is in progress

at the department in e.g. image analysis and man-machine interaction.

A successful candidate is expected to be an independent researcher,

to get external research funding of his or her own, and to cooperate

with other researchers at the department. For a limited time, there

are research grants to support the new lecturers.

An applicant who is offered a position as a senior lecturer will be

promoted to full professor if she or he asks for that and is found to be

competent after an evaluation procedure.

The application should be submitted no later than January 15, 2002.

Instructions for the application are found at

http://www.teknat.uu.se/regelverk/infoeng.html and the full announcement

is at http://www.it.uu.se/

For further information, please contact

Professor Per Lotstedt (optimization), phone +46 18 471 2972, e-mail

Per.Lotstedt@tdb.uu.se, or senior lecturer Anders Sjoberg

(computer graphics), phone +46 18 471 2971, e-mail Anders.Sjoberg@tdb.uu.se.

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From: Rich Lehoucq <rblehou@sandia.gov>

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:31:32 -0700

**Subject: Research Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories**

John Von Neumann Research Fellowship in Computational Science

Sandia National Laboratories

The Computational Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics

Center at Sandia National Laboratories invites outstanding

candidates to apply for the 2001 John Von Neumann Research

Fellowship in Computational Science. The Fellowship is supported

by the Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences

Division at the U.S. Department of Energy andprovides an

exceptional opportunity for innovative research in scientific

computing on advanced computing and software architectures.

Sandia maintains active research programs in a variety of areas,

including computational and discrete mathematics, computational

physics and engineering, systems software and tools. The center

provides a collaborative and highly multidisciplinary environment

tasked with solving state-of-the-art computational problems. These

problems include, but are not limited to, biology, chemistry,

solid and fluid mechanics, structural dynamics and materials

science. Applicants from a broad range of disciplines are

encouraged to apply.

Sandia is a world leader in large-scale parallel computer systems

and computational science. Sandia has a unique parallel computing

environment, including one of the most powerful supercomputer

available to scientists and engineers (the 4500-node Intel

Teraflops machine), a 1280- node Compaq workstation cluster

(Cplant cluster), a 192-node SGI Origin 2000, a 168-node DEC 8400

and many smaller research machines.

The Fellowship appointment is for a period of one year with a

likely renewal for a second year. It includes a highly competitive

salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel

allowance. Applicants should send a resume, a statement of

research goals, and three letters of recommendation to: Richard B

Lehoucq, P.O. Box 5800, MS 1110, Sandia National Laboratories,

Albuquerque, NM 87185-1110; email rblehou@sandia.gov. All

applications received before March 10, 2000 will receive full

consideration, and the position will remain open until filled.

Sandia National Labs is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram

laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned

subsidiary Lockheed Martin Corporation, with locations in

Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. U.S. Citizenship is normally

required.

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From: W. Zimmerman@sheffield.ac.uk

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 13:28:50 -0000

**Subject: PhD Studentship at University of Sheffield**

PhD Studentship "Application of multimodal profiling to biobehavioural systems"

University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department

of Human Communication Sciences and Faculty of Engineering,

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering.

Summary

Interpretation of complex, dynamic biobehavioural systems is

limited by mathematical models traditionally used in the cognitive

and neurosciences. A novel technique for multimodal profiling

using neural networks is proposed here for that purpose. The

objective of the project is to apply modelling techniques used in

fluid dynamics to conceptualise emergent behavioural properties

of a biological system measured across time. The proposed

studentship joins the disparate disciplines of neuroscience and

engineering that share conceptual similarities in their requirements

for recognition of anomalous transient states. This project is part

of an interdisciplinary collaboration designed to apply data

analysis methods developed in the physical sciences and

engineering to biobehavioural systems. The biobehavioural

system consists of a multifactorial database of speech and

cognition in women across the menstrual cycle. The modelling

techniques will be adapted from those designed to conduct

image analysis of multiphase pipe flows using cellular and

artificial neural networks.

Terms

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background

in scientfic computing and/or engineering mathematics. Clinical

trials providing the datasets are a parallel activity to this project,

so no clinical skills are needed (nor expected by the research

student).

The award is open to UK and European Union nationals. For

citizens outside UK/EU, please enquire as below. It provides

full tuition and fees scholarships, and a stipend at the equivalent

level to the basic rate paid by the majority of UK research

councils (GBP 7500 in 2001/2002). Subject to University

candidature regulations and good academic standing, the award

is tenable for three years.

How to Apply

Send full c.v. to Dr WBJ Zimmerman by 31 JANUARY 2002.

Enquiries

Dr. WBJ Zimmerman

EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow

Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Process Engineering

University of Sheffield

Newcastle Street

Sheffield S1 3JD England

phone: +44-114-222-7517

fax: +44-114-222-7501

e-mail: W.Zimmerman@sheffield.ac.uk

http://www.shef.ac.uk/~cpe/staff1/zimmerman.html

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From: Philip J Aston <p.aston@eim.surrey.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 16:54:47 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Lectureship at University of Surrey**

LECTURESHIP IN MATHEMATICS

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

School of Electronics Computing & Mathematics

University of Surrey

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Mathematics from

candidates with a strong research background in any branch of

applied mathematics or the interface between pure and applied

mathematics. Candidates in the areas of dynamical systems,

geometric mechanics, patterns and symmetry or mathematical biology

are particularly encouraged to apply.

Research in mathematics at Surrey focuses on themes in applied and

nonlinear mathematics with particular emphasis on dynamical systems,

pattern formation, symmetry, geometrical mechanics and mathematical

biology. The programme is particularly strong at the interface between

pure and applied mathematics, which has been mined to deduce new

mathematics which can be applied, for example, to fluid mechanics,

biology, pattern formation, physics, electronics, molecular spectra,

and oceanography. Our research spans the subject from the

development of new ideas in mathematics, to the development of methods

for physical problems, to modelling and interdisciplinary

collaborations. Visit the website www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/research/maths/

for further information and details of current projects.

The Post is available from 1st May 2002 or such other date as

may be agreed. Salary is on the Lecturer Grade A or Grade B

Scale (20,267 to 32,215 pounds per annum) according to

qualifications and experience.

Informal academic enquiries are welcome and may be made to

Professor Ian Melbourne, via Tel: +44 (0)1483 259643, or

email: I.Melbourne@surrey.ac.uk, or Professor Mark Roberts,

via Tel: +44 (0)1483 259640, or email: M.Roberts@surrey.ac.uk

For an application pack and details of how to apply please contact

Mr K E Sivyer, School Personnel Administrator, School of Electronic

Engineering, Information Technology

and Mathematics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2

7XH, Tel. +44 (0)1483-879133. Email: k.sivyer@eim.surrey.ac.uk

Please quote Post Reference Number 3181, supply your postal

address and indicate how this post came to your attention.

Closing date for applications is 11th January 2001.

The University is Committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy

Visit the University Web Site at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/

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From: Wolfgang Busch <w.busch@tu-bs.de>

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:37:19 +0100

**Subject: Postgraduate Position at Technische Universitat Baunschweig**

The Computer Centre at the Technische Universit=E4t Baunschweig

offers a position in its application support department. The

applicant is expected to collaborate with parallel computing

projects in the area of scientific computing, and also to

participate in the administration of parallel computers.

The applicant will have the possibility to earn a doctorate in

the area of scientific and parallel computing.

The position is limited in for 3 years, with a possible 2 year

extension.

For more information check http://www.tu-bs.de/rz/stellen/wimi-sc.html

Prof. Hermann G. Matthies

Technische Universit=E4t Braunschweig, Rechenzentrum

Hans-Sommer-Str. 65, D-38106 Braunschweig

E-Mail: rechenzentrum@tu-bs.de

URL: http://www.tu-bs.de/rz/

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From: Tony Shardlow <Tony.Shardlow@durham.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 07:51:05 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Research Studentship at Durham Univeristy**

Research Studentship at Durham Univeristy

on

Numerical Methods for Dissipative Particle Dynamics

This research is funded by the EPSRC. The research student will be

involved with the computation and mathematical analysis of stochastic

differential equations used in molecular dynamics. Applicants should

hold a good honours degree in a mathematical science. An interest in

computing is an advantage. The studentship attracts a stipend over

three years at the EPSRC rate of 7500 pounds and is open to students from

the UK and other European (EC) countries.

Interested applicants should send a full CV and application forms

(available from http://maths.dur.ac.uk/PGgen.html#FINF ) before 31st

January 2002 to Tony Shardlow, Dept. Mathematical Sciences, Science

Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK. For further information

contact Tony Shardlow by email at Tony.Shardlow@durham.ac.uk

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From: B. deSchutter <b.deschutter@ITS.TUDelft.NL>

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:43:46 +0100

**Subject: PhD Positions at Delft and Eindhoven Universities**

PhD positions at Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven

University of Technology

The Control Systems group of Eindhoven University of Technology and

the Control Laboratory of Delft University of Technology in the

Netherlands have vacancies for two PhD positions on

Model Predictive Control for Hybrid Systems

This project focuses on structured control design methods for

specific, industrially relevant classes of hybrid systems. These

methods will be extensions of the model predictive control (MPC)

framework for continuous systems. Industrial partners are Shell,

Heineken, IPCOS Technology, and Siemens.

We are looking for a candidate having an MSc degree and a strong

background in mathematics (preferably mixed-integer optimization)

and/or systems and control theory. Candidates are expected to be

interested in fundamental research and in working on the boundary

of several research domains. A good command of the English language

is required.

For more information on this position and how to apply, see

http://www.ele.tue.nl/vacatures/huidige_vacatures/~index-en.asp or

http://lcewww.et.tudelft.nl/~deschutt/vac/vac_stw_mpc.html or contact

dr.ir. Maurice Heemels (M.Heemels@tue.nl) or dr.ir. Bart De Schutter

(b.deschutter@its.tudelft.nl).

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From: Tim Phillips <tnp@aber.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 16:02:04 +0000

**Subject: Research Position at University of Wales Aberystwyth**

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

UNIVERSITY OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to undertake

research on an EPSRC (UK) funded interdisciplinary research

project with the University of Wales, Cardiff.

The Applied Mathematics group in the Department of Mathematics has

an international reputation in the study of Complex Fluids and

achieved Grade 5 ratings in the last two research assessment exercises.

The project is concerned with the Direct Numerical Simulations of

Droplet-Gas Systems for Power Generation Applications.

The aim of this project is to develop spectral element techniques

for studying problems such as droplet-gas interactions that are

relevant to a range of processes in the power generation industry.

The appointment is available from 1 January 2001 at the latest.

Applicants should hold

a PhD in applied mathematics or engineering. An

ability to write numerical software would be an advantage.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of three

years on the RA1A salary scale. For further details contact

Professor T. N. Phillips, Department of Mathematics, University

of Wales, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BZ, (tnp@aber.ac.uk, +44 1970 622769).

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From: Nina Yu. Shokina <nina.shokina@ict.nsc.ru>

Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:11:37 +0600

**Subject: Journal, Computationl Technologies**

The journal "Computational Technologies"

(http://www-sbras.nsc.ru/mathpub/comp-tech) is published in Institute of

Computational Technologies of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of

Sciences (http://www.ict.nsc.ru) since 1996.

The journal "Computational Technologies" publishes survey and research

articles in the following fields of informatics and applied mathematics:

- mathematical models of continuous media;

- numerical and analytical methods for mathematical physics equations;

- interval analysis;

- application software packages and complexes;

- computer technologies (networks, data bases etc.);

- electronic publications.

Articles are published in Russian or English.

Editor-in-Chief: Academician Professor Yurii Shokin

(http://www.ict.nsc.ru/eng/shokin)

Editorial Board: V.M. Kovenya (Russia), L.B. Chubarov (Russia) -

Scientific Secretary, J. Ballmann (Germany), B. Einarsson (Sweden), A.M.

Fedotov (Russia), C.A.J. Fletcher (Australia), M. Frohner (Germany),

W.G. Habashi (Canada), Ji-Huan He (China), Ch. Hirsh (Belgium), E.

Krause (Germany), V.F. Kuropatenko (Russia), A. Lerat (France), A.T.

Lukyanov (Kazakhstan), Y. Nakamura (Japan), K.G. Roesner (Germany), B.

Roux (France), Robert D. Russell (Canada), N. Satofuka (Japan), V.V.

Shaidurov (Russia), Sh.S. Smagulov (Kazakhstan), I.D. Sofronov (Russia),

Z.Kh. Yuldashev (Uzbekistan), B.T. Zhmagulov (Kazakhstan)

The Journal is published 6 times in a year. Authors are invited to

submit the articles to the Journal. Instructions for Authors can be

found on the web-site of the Journal:

http://www-sbras.nsc.ru/mathpub/comp-tech/eng/help.html

The articles can be sent to the following address:

Professor Yurii Shokin

Journal of Computational Technologies

Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS

Ac. Lavrentiev Ave. 6

Novosibirsk-90

630090

Russia

Phone: +7(3832) 34 11 50

Fax: +7(3832) 34 13 42

E-mail: shokin@ict.nsc.ru

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From: Thomas Hogan <hogan@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 14:23:23 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 112, Number 1, September 2001

Jungho Yoon

Interpolation by radial basis functions on Sobolev space

1--15

M. D. Buhmann, O. Davydov, and T. N. T. Goodman

Box spline prewavelets of small support

16--27

Alexander Brudnyi

Bernstein type inequalities for quasipolynomials

28--43

Ying Guang Shi

On normal pointsystems of Hermite-Fej\'{e}r interpolation of

arbitrary order

44--60

Anders Gustafsson

Rational and polynomial interpolation of analytic functions with

restricted growth

61--72

Fernando Cobos and Thomas K\"{u}hn

Entropy numbers of embeddings of Besov spaces in generalized

Lipschitz spaces

73--92

T. M. Dunster

Uniform asymptotic expansions for Charlier polynomials

93--133

J. Bustoz and J. L. Cardoso

Basic analog of Fourier series on a $q$-linear grid

134--157

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From: P. Matus <matus@im.bas-net.by>

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 11:10:03 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics**

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the appearance of the third issue of

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS (Online) at our site

(http://www.cmam.net/issues/v1/n3/index.html) Vol. 1, No. 3, 2001.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the first two years the journal CMAM will be

available at our home page: http://www.cmam.net

For information to contributors and about subscription see:

http://www.cmam.net/subscript.html

CMAM Volume 1 (2001), Number 3

Contents

1) Fractional order convergence rate estimates of finite difference

method on nonuniform meshes

D. Bojovich and B.S. Jovanovich

213-221

2) On the representation of functions and finite difference operators

on adaptive dyadic grids

P.W. Hemker and F. Sprengel

222-241

3) Solution of a finite-dimensional problem with $M$-mappings and

diagonal multivalued operators

E. Laitinen and A. Lapin

242-264

4) Three-level difference schemes on non-uniform in time grids

P. Matus and E. Zyuzina

265-284

5) An analytical approach for quasi-linear equation in second order

E.E. Perepelkin and E.P. Zhidkov

285-297

6) Approximation of singularly perturbed parabolic reaction-diffusion

equations with nonsmooth data

G.I. Shishkin

298-315

Best regards,

Managing editor

Prof. P.Matus

Institute of Mathematics

11, Surganov str.

220072 Minsk

Belarus

http://www.cmam.net/matus

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