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From: Arrigo Benedetti <arrigo@bologna.vision.caltech.edu>

Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 17:05:50 -0800

**Subject: SVD of an Interval Matrix**

Dear all,

I have been looking for some time for an algorithm able to find

bounds to the singular values and singular vectors of

an interval matrix, i.e. compute the intervals

lambda_k(A^I) = { lambda : lambda_k(A), A \in A^I = [A+,A-] },

where A+ and A- denote respectively the matrices of lower and upper

bounds of A^I.

Unfortunately most of the works that I have found make some

assumptions on the constancy of the signs of the components of the

vectors, so they are not very useful in the general case.

An algorithm by David Hertz [1] is able to find exact bounds for the

largest and smallest eigenvalues only.

As far as the eigenvectors are concerned, I am aware of the sin-Theta

theorems by Kahan, however it is not clear to me if and how these

theorems can be applied to this problem.

Any comments?

Thanks in advance,

Arrigo Benedetti

[1] Eigenvalue Bounds of Interval Matrices by Hertz in the Encyclopedia of

Optimization, vol. 3 edited by C. A. Floudas and P, M. Pardalos, Kluwer

Academic Publ.

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From: Nick Higham <higham@maths.man.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 10:13:29 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Householder Symposium Deadline**

This is a reminder that the deadline for receipt of

applications/abstracts for the Householder Symposium on Numerical

Linear Algebra, to be held June 17-21, 2002 at the Peebles Hotel

Hydro, Scotland, is ** 11 December 2001 **.

For details of submission, see

http://www.maths.strath.ac.uk/~matrix/

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From: Irene Moulitsas <moulitsa@cs.umn.edu>

Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 09:50:59 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Software for Coarse Grid Construction**

ParMGridGen-1.0

We are pleased to announce the availability of ParMGridGen-1.0 from

Irene Moulitsas and George Karypis.

ParMGridGen-1.0 is a highly-optimized serial and parallel library for

obtaining a sequence of successive coarse grids that are well-suited

for geometric multigrid methods. The quality of the elements of the

coarse grids is optimized using a multilevel framework. The parallel

library is based on MPI and is portable to a wide-range of

architectures.

Additional information about the functionality provided by the library

and instructions on how to download it can be found at

http://www.cs.umn.edu/~moulitsa/software.html

Irene Moulitsas

Scientific Computation Program

University Of Minnesota

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From: Houyuan Jiang <Houyuan.Jiang@csiro.au>

Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 09:11:12 +1100

**Subject: Special Issue of Annals of Operations Research**

CALL FOR PAPERS

Staff Scheduling and Rostering: Theory and Applications

A special issue of Annals of Operations Research

(http://www.baltzer.nl/journalhome.htm/0254-5330).

AIM

The principal aim of this issue is to report recent advances of

theory and applications and to provide comprehensive reviews in

the area of staff scheduling and rostering.

A NOTE ON NOMENCLATURE

The terms staff scheduling and rostering are both used in the

literature to refer to the processes involved in linking staff

to duties. Which term is used can depend on the application area

or perhaps the country of origin of the authors. It may be possible

to draw a fine distinction between the terms -- a roster being a

list of people who have been assigned to certain duties, and a

staff schedule being a list of actions or tasks to which certain

people have been assigned -- however the degree of overlap in

meaning is substantial. For the purpose of this call for papers

we shall take the terms to be synonymous.

SCOPE

This special issue will be devoted to recent advances in the area

of staff scheduling. We also aim to carry high quality reviews on

a few topics related to staff scheduling. Original research papers

of theoretical and computational orientation will be greatly

appreciated. Articles dealing with real-world practice will be

particularly encouraged.

TOPICS

Possible topics for papers submitted to this special issue include

but are not limited to:

* Crew scheduling in airlines, railways, mass transit systems, and

buses.

* Nurse, clinician and ancilliary staff rostering in health systems.

* Call centre operator scheduling.

* Rostering in emergency services such as police, ambulance and fire

brigade.

* Scheduling of retail staff in department stores, supermarkets,

franchise chains, and others.

* Rostering security guards.

* General personnel rostering such as post offices, ground staff at

airports, hotel staff, and maintenance staff.

* Days-off, shift, and tour scheduling.

* Stochastic staff scheduling.

* Forecasting of demand for services (such as in call centres).

* Determination of staff requirements.

* Leave planning.

* Software survey (for a number of products).

* The application of different solution techniques such as heuristics,

meta-heuristics, column generation, mathematical modelling and

simulation to crew scheduling applications.

* Other relevant applications and techniques.

GUEST EDITORS

Houyuan Jiang

CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences

Building 108, North Road

ANU Campus, Acton, ACT 2601

GPO Box 664, Canberra, ACT 2601

Australia

Tel: +61-2-6216-7116

Fax: +61-2-6216-7111

Email: Houyuan.Jiang@csiro.au

Mohan Krishnamoorthy

CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences

Private Bag 10, South Clayton MDC

Clayton, VIC 3169

Australia

Tel: +61-3-9545-8042

Fax: +61-3-9545-8080

Email: Mohan.Krishnamoorthy@csiro.au

David Sier

CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences

Private Bag 10, South Clayton MDC

Clayton, VIC 3169

Australia

Tel: +61-3-9545-8043

Fax: +61-3-9545-8080

Email: David.Sier@csiro.au

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From: Tom Manteuffel <tmanteuf@Colorado.EDU>

Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 16:09:03 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods**

Announcing:

The Seventh Copper Mountain Conference

on

Iterative Methods

March 25 - 29, 2002

Copper Mountain Colorado

Details on Conference Web Site:

http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/copper

Important Dates:

Student Papers: Jan 10, 2002

Author Abstracts: Feb 1, 2002

Early Registration: Feb 1, 2002

Lodging Guarantee: Mar 1, 2002

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From: Peter Forsyth <paforsyt@elora.math.uwaterloo.ca>

Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 10:57:34 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Workshop in Toronto on Computational Methods in Finance**

As part of the thematic year (2001-2002) on Numerical and

Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering hosted

by the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences,

there will be a workshop on Computational Methods and Applications

in Finance. The workshop is to be held from February 27 -

March 1, 2002, at the Fields Institute at the University of Toronto.

The workshop will be preceded by a short course on

"PDE methods for path dependent options," on February 25-26.

A list of speakers at the workshop is available at:

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/01-02/numerical/finance

/workshop.html

A description of the short course is available at:

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/01-02/numerical/finance

/course.html

Registration, travel and acommodation information is

also available at the above web sites.

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From: Elliot Tonkes <ejt@maths.uq.edu.au>

Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 11:10:10 +1000 (EST)

**Subject: Conference in Queensland on Mathematics and Computers in Sport**

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

The Sixth Australian Conference on MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS IN SPORT

will be held on 1, 2, 3 July 2002 at Bond University on the Gold Coast,

Queensland, Australia. The conference is run by MathSport, a special

interest group of ANZIAM.

The conference will bring together sports scientists who are interested

in the following topics, and papers are invited on any of the following:

* mathematical and statistical modelling in sport,

* the use of computers in sport,

* the application of these to improve coaching and individual performance,

* teaching that combines mathematics, computers and sport,

* interactions of any of these.

Invited speakers are:

* Professor Stephen Gray (University of Queensland),

* Professor Ray Stefani (University of California, Long Beach),

* Associate Professor Graeme Cohen (University of Technology, Sydney).

For more information:

Conference director: Professor Neville de Mestre,

School of Information Technology, Bond University, 4229, Qld, Australia,

telephone +61 7 5595 3328,

email neville_de_mestre@bond.edu.au

Conference web page: http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/6mcs

MathSport web page: http://www.anziam.org.au/MathSport

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From: Pervasive 2002 <pvc02@inf.ethz.ch>

Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 21:58:58 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Zurich on Pervasive Computing**

Call for Papers

International Conference on Pervasive Computing

PERVASIVE 2002

August 26-28, 2002

ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Organized by IBM Research and ETH Zurich

www.pervasive2002.org

Relentless progress in basic Information Technologies (IT) -

microprocessors, memory chips, integrated sensors, storage devices,

and wireless communication systems - continues to bring ever smaller,

lighter, and faster systems-on-a-chip. As a result, beyond large hosts,

PCs, and laptop computers, IT systems are now invading every aspect

of life to the point that they are disappearing inside all sorts of

appliances or can be worn unobtrusively as part of clothing and jewelry.

This explosive spread of IT can be compared to the spread of electric

motors over the past century but promises to revolutionize life much more

profoundly than elevators or electric car windows ever did. At the same

time, pervasive computing poses profound challenges including technical,

safety, social, legal, political, and economic issues.

The objective of this conference will be to present, discuss, and

explore latest technical developments in the emerging field of pervasive

computing as well as potential future directions and issues. Leaving

aside low-level hardware and transmission technology topics as well as

peripheral socio-economic aspects, the conference will focus on technical

infrastructure and application issues. It will include presentations,

panel discussions, poster sessions, and demos on subjects like:

- System architectures and platforms for pervasive computing

- Middleware and pervasive computing infrastructures

- Mobile, wireless, and wearable technologies

- Innovative small computing and intelligent devices

- Emerging applications and mobile business issues

- Scenarios for information appliances

- Service discovery protocols

- Content distribution and delivery

- User interfaces for invisible and embedded computing

- Context awareness

- Security and privacy issues

Proceedings (containing the full papers) will be published by

Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Advice

for authors and instructions for submitting a paper, poster or demo may

be found at http://www.pervasive2002.org/submit.html

Important dates:

February 22, 2002 Paper submissions and demo proposals due

April 23, 2002 Notifications to authors

June 7, 2002 Camera-ready full papers due

June 19, 2002 Poster and short paper submissions due

General Chair

Mahmoud Naghshineh, IBM Research

Program Chair

Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich

Program Committee

Emile Aarts, Philips Research Laboratories

Arndt Bode, TU Munich

Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington and Intel Seattle Research Lab

Dave DeRoure, University of Southampton

Oliver Haase, Bell Labs Research

Stefan Hild, IBM Research

Dirk Husemann, IBM Research

Pertti Huuskonen, Nokia

Alan Jones, AT&T Laboratories Cambridge

Kazuhiko Kato, Tsukuba University

Tim Kindberg, HP Laboratories

Kazushi Kuse, IBM Research

Gerald Maguire, KTH Stockholm

Joachim Posegga, SAP Corporate Research

Apratim Purakayastha, IBM Research

Jun Rekimoto, Sony

Kurt Rothermel, University of Stuttgart

Larry Rudolph, MIT

Bernt Schiele, ETH Zurich

Bill Schilit, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

Roy Want, Intel Research

Tutorial Co-chairs

Bernt Schiele, ETH Zurich

Marisa Viveros, IBM Research

For more information see http://www.pervasive2002.org

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From: Approximation Theory <approx@math.auckland.ac.nz>

Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 15:40:19 +1300 (NZDT)

**Subject: Conference in New Zealnd on Surface Approximation**

Reminder:

The New Zealand Approximation Theory Group reminds participants in

Surface Approximation and Visualisation II

19-22 February 2002

Westport, New Zealand

http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/Conferences/NZATG-2-2002

that early (reduced) registrations are due by 15 December 2001.

The conference homepage now has information on travel, including details

on flying and renting a car.

Best regards (the organisers)

Rick Beatson, Keith Unsworth, Shayne Waldron

Surface Approximation and Visualisation II

19-22 February 2002

at

Westport, New Zealand

This conference follows the successful one held at the University of

Canterbury in February 1999. Again the topic Surface Approximation and

Visualisation will be interpreted broadly and we expect participants

with interests covering the spectrum from Approximation Theory,

through Numerical Analysis and Computer Aided Geometric Design, to

those whose main interest is applications.

The venue is small coastal town of Westport on the mighty Buller river

and at the foot of the Southern Alps. There will be plenty of time

without lectures for informal interaction, including a day of lectures

at the Punakaiki Rocks in the Paparoa National Park (looking out onto

the Pacific Ocean) and a day trip to Karamea (near Kahurangi National

Park).

Speakers expected to attend the conference include:

Len Bos (Calgary), Ken Brodlie (Leeds), Rida Farouki (Davis),

Seng Luan Lee (Singapore), Detlef Mache (Dortmund),

Mike Neamtu (Vanderbilt), Amos Ron (Madison),

Zouwei Shen (Singapore), Ian Sloan (Sydney),

Electronic registration/expression of interest is now available.

The registration fee is $US 120 ($100 if paid by 1 December)

and $US 40 for students.

Please register as soon as possible to help us with our planning.

The organising committee can be contacted by e-mailing

approx@math.auckland.ac.nz, or via the conference homepage.

Organising committee

* Rick Beatson (University of Canterbury)

* Keith Unsworth (Lincoln University)

* Shayne Waldron (University of Auckland)

http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/Conferences/NZATG-2-2002

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From: Jorge More' <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 15:28:12 -0600

**Subject: Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing**

WILKINSON FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National

Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the J. H. Wilkinson

Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment is for one year and

may be renewed for a second year.

This fellowship was created in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson, F.R.S.,

who had a close association with the Mathematics and Computer Science

Division as a consultant and guiding spirit for the EISPACK and LINPACK

projects. The Wilkinson Fellowship is intended to encourage scientists

actively engaged in state-of-the-art research in scientific

computing. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. not more than three

years prior to the beginning of the appointment. The benefits of the

appointment include a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a

generous professional travel allowance.

The appointment will be in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division,

which has strong programs in scientific computing, software tools, and

computational mathematics. Of special interest are algorithms and software

for linear algebra, optimization, unstructured mesh computations, and

computational differentiation; software tools for parallel computing; and

numerical methods for computational science problems. For details about

current projects, see http://www.mcs.anl.gov/LANS.

Internationally recognized for innovative research in high-performance

computing, the Mathematics and Computer Science Division supports an

excellent computational environment that includes access to a scientific

visualization laboratory and a distributed computing laboratory. For

further information, see www.mcs.anl.gov/.

Argonne is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the

advantages of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the

cultural attractions of the city.

Resumes should be addressed to Sue Walker, Box mcs-302249, Employment and

Placement, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL

60439, and must include a statement of research goals and the names and

addresses of three references. The closing date for applications is

January 11, 2002. The applications will be reviewed by a selection

committee and a candidate announced in April 2002. To submit resumes

electronically, please send e-mail to employment@anl.gov.

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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From: Omar Ghattas <oghattas@cs.cmu.edu>

Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 03:11:56 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Carnegie Mellon University**

Carnegie Mellon University seeks to dramatically expand its faculty in

the newly-created Department of Biomedical and Health Engineering. We

expect to make at least six tenure-track appointments in this area in

the near future, building on our internationally-recognized programs

in engineering and computer science. Appointees will be expected to

build vigorous interdisciplinary research programs and to contribute

to our planned expansion of educational offerings. The possibility of

joint appointments with other departments in the colleges of

engineering, science, and computer science will also be strongly

considered. Applicants are invited from all areas of bioengineering

including:

- Bioinformatics

- Biosensing & Biomicroelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS)

- Bone Tissue Engineering, Tissue Endocrinology & Angiogenesis

- Cellular & Molecular Systematics

- Computational Biomechanics & Biomaterials

- Image & Signal Processing

- Medical Robotics & Computer-Assisted Surgery

- Rehabilitation Engineering & Assisted Living

Appointments will be made at a level commensurate with the experience

of the applicant. Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae,

statement of research interests, teaching goals, and three letters of

recommendation to:

Search Committee, ATTN: Ms. Hilda Diamond

Biomedical and Health Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

Doherty Hall 2100

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1173

or

hd01@andrew.cmu.edu

Review of applications will be ongoing, starting on January 10, 2002.

Our university is eager to diversify its faculty: we encourage women

and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Carnegie Mellon

University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

See also http://betelgeuse.pc.cc.cmu.edu/bhe/hiring.html

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From: Sizwe Mabizela <sizwe@maths.uct.ac.za>

Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 13:07:17 +0200

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Cape Town**

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / SENIOR LECTURER / LECTURER

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

The Department is a large and dynamic organisation with an

establishment of over thirty faculty members. We seek to make three

new appointments.

Applications are sought for posts at all levels, from Lecturer to

Professor, in all fields. The Department particularly encourages

applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in

one or more of Formal Aspects of Computing, Analysis, Algebra,

Differential Geometry, Algebraic Geometry and Financial Mathematics,

but welcomes applications from researchers with strengths in other

areas such as Complex Analysis, Logic, Number Theory and Dynamical

Systems. The Department also has active research groups in Topology

and Category Theory, Cosmology, Biomathematics, and Partial

Differential Equations.

The remuneration packages are negotiable and include highly

competitive benefits.

Please send a letter of application plus your CV (including the names,

postal/email addresses, telephone/fax numbers of 3 referees) to: The

Staff Recruitment Office (Ref: 543), UCT, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town,

South Africa. The closing date for applications is 31 December 2001,

although applications will be considered up until such time as the

posts are filled. For further information, tel: +27 21 650-3003;

fax: +27 21 650-2138; email: mawenit@bremner.uct.ac.za; website:

http://www.uct.ac.za.

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From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@mcs.kent.edu>

Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 11:16:15 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Kent State University**

Kent State University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Kent, OH 44242

Tenure-Track Positions in Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Statistics

We invite applications for one or more tenure-track positions (pending

budget approval) in the areas of numerical analysis and statistics. The

appointments are to be at the assistant-professor level and are to begin

August 18, 2002. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. within the

mathematical sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with some

postdoctoral experience.

Candidates are expected to have strong potential in research (including

the potential to attract external funding) and in teaching. They should

also be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary outreach of the

department and to support established research strengths.

In numerical analysis, preference will be given to candidates with

backgrounds in at least one of the following areas: numerical linear

algebra, partial differential equations, inverse problems and

optimization.

In mathematical statistics, preference will be given to candidates

with backgrounds overlaping with at least one of the following areas:

mathematical finance, wavelet analysis, multivariate analysis, geometric

measure theory, inference in stochastic processes.

The Kent State Campus is a spacious, residential campus serving more

than 20,000 students. It is situated in a small university town within

30 miles of the major metropolitan area of Cleveland. The Department of

Mathematical Sciences is in the College of Arts and Sciences and houses

programs through the doctoral level in pure and applied mathematics. It

currently consists of 25 faculty. The department has an extensive computer

network for faculty and student use. For further information about the

department, please visit the web site http://www.math.kent.edu.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and at

least three letters of reference to the Mathematics Search Committee at

the above address. Applicants are also requested to use the AMS

standardized application format, forms for which are available through

the American Mathematical Society (http://www.ams.org). Questions regarding

these positions may be sent to math-search@math.kent.edu. Applicants whose

completed applications are received by January 15, 2002 are assured of

receiving full consideration.

Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action

Employer.

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From: Ilkka Karasalo <ilkka.karasalo@foi.se>

Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 08:10:11 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Swedish Royal Institute of Technology**

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position

at the Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration

Research, at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm,

Sweden. The applicant is to develop numerical methods for

modelling hydroacoustic scattering from objects in layered

media, and for the inverse problem of identifying such

objects from observations of the scattered field.

The work is part of a research project under the 5'th

Framework Programme of the EU, with the purpose to develop

acoustic methods for detecting and identifying harmful

waste on or inside the seabed. The project starts in

January 2002, and runs for three years.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in

computational acoustics, numerical methods and scientific

programming.

Send applications to:

Ilkka Karasalo

FOI, Hydroacoustics KTH, MWL

Enkopingsvagen 126 Teknikringen 8

SE-172 90 Stockholm SE-100 44 Stockholm

Phone: +46-8-55503627 Phone: +46-8-7908017

Fax: +46-8-55503869 Fax: +46-8-7906122

Email: ilkka.karasalo@foi.se Email: ilkkak@fkt.kth.se

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From: Knoben/Edelhofer <admin@igpm.RWTH-Aachen.DE>

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 12:26:30 +0200 (MEZ)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at the Aachen University of Technology**

''Institut fuer Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik'' (IGPM)

at the Aachen University of Technology invites applications for an

PhD or Postdoc position.

The successful applicant will be involved in the further

development of numerical methods for partial differential

equations. Current research topics at the IGPM are for example

multigrid methods, computational fluid dynamics and fast solvers

for large sparse systems. (see http://www.igpm.rwth-aachen.de).

The successful candidate will have completed a university degree

in applied mathematics/scientific computing.

The position is for the present limited to two years. The salary

will be BAT IIa of the German public salary system. The position

offers the opportunity to proceed to a doctoral degree. Candidates

with a doctoral degree are also encouraged to apply, if they want

to earn additional scientific qualifications.

Further requirements:

The University is seeking to increase the ratio of women on the

academic staff and applications from women are therefore

particularly welcome.

Applications from suitably qualified candidates with severe

disability are particularly welcome.

Applications should be send to:

Prof. Dr. A. Reusken

Lehrstuhl f\"ur Numerische Mathematik

Templergraben 55

D-52056 Aachen

Tel. (0241) 80-97972, Fax: (0241) 80-92349

reusken@igpm.rwth-aachen.de

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

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 14:10:02 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Stony Brook**

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The department invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions

with starting dates on, or before, September 1, 2002. The department is

seeking candidates with research activity in computational applied

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

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

porous media, or computational biology. Requirements include an earned

doctorate in a relevant field, and demonstrated potential for research

excellence.

Additional information concerning the department and its research

activities is available from the WWW home page

http://www.ams.sunsyb.edu

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, description of research

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

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

NY 11794-3600.

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

and educator and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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From: Yali Amit <amit@marx.uchicago.edu>

Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 10:01:58 -0600

**Subject: Programmer Position at University of Chicago**

Scientific Programmer for the Center for Integrating Statistics and

Environmental Science at the Univ. of Chicago

The Univ. of Chicago anticipates receiving major funding for a national

center for Integrating Statistics and Environmental Science.

This will be a cross-divisional multi-disciplinary research center

to facilitate collaborations between a highly diverse group of U of C

scientists and the US EPA and National Laboratories.

For computational support of the various projects, we are seeking an

individual with a graduate degree (M.S or Ph.d) in Statistics, Computer

Science, Applied Mathematics, Physical Sciences or related fields.

The successful candidate must be able to interact with individuals

carrying out projects ranging from statistical analysis of large sets

of environmental, ecological and and health data, to the integration of

statistical methods into numerical models. The individual will provide

active assistance in related scientific programming and database

management, and work with a Linux Beowulf cluster. Programming and

experience with the Linux operating system are required. Additionally,

excellent communication skills and eagerness to learn new scientific

fields and computational tools are a must.

The holder of this position will regularly co-author scientific and

technical publications resulting from the research performed in the Center.

The initial term is 2 years extendable to 5 years.

Salary: 50-60K depending on qualifications of candidate.

Please send a CV and two letters of reference to:

Yali Amit,

Dept. of Statistics,

5734 S. University Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

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From: Oleg Burdakov <olbur@mai.liu.se>

Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 20:53:16 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)

Volume 16, Numbers 1-4 (November, 2001)

Special issue dedicated to the 65th birthday of Professor L.C.W. Dixon

Guest Editors: Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Florian Potra, Emilio Spedicato

M.C. Bartholomew-Biggs

Laurence Dixon - a Tribute

1-20

I. Akrotirianakis, I. Maros and B. Rustem

An outer approximation based branch and cut algorithm for convex

0-1 MINLP problems

21-47

N. Brixius and K. Anstreicher

Solving quadratic assignment problems using convex

quadratic programing relaxations

49-68

M.C. Bartholomew-Biggs

IP from an SQP point of view

69-84

E. Bodon, A. del Popolo, L. Luksan and E. Spedicato

Computational experiments with ABS algorithms for KKT

linear systems

85-99

C.G. Broyden

On theorems of the alternative

101-111

C.G. Broyden and M.T. Vespucci

On the convergence of Krylov linear equation solvers

113-129

Bruce Christianson

A self-stabilizing Pantoja-like indirect algorithm for optimal control

131-149

N.Y. Deng, H. Zhang and C. Zhang

Further improvements to the Newton-PCG algorithm with automatic

differentiation

151-178

Hamid Esmaeili, Nezam Mahdavi-Amiri and Emilio Spedicato

ABS solution of a class of linear integer inequalities

and integer LP problems

179-192

Yu.G. Evtushenko, V.G. Zhadan and A.M. Rubinov

General Lagrange-type functions in constrained global optimization.

Part I: auxiliary functions and optimality conditions

193-230

Yu.G. Evtushenko, V.G. Zhadan and A.M. Rubinov

General Lagrange-type functions in constrained global optimization.

Part II: exact auxiliary functions

231-256

L. Luksan and J.Vlcek

Numerical experience with iterative methods for equality

constrained nonlinear programming problems

257-287

M.J.D. Powell

On the Lagrange functions of quadratic models that are defined by

interpolation

289-309

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/OMS.contents

Latex style files:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/STYLES/

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

Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 23:50:50 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Contents, Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices**

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING PRACTICES

Volume 2, No 4.

Editorial: A Wakeup Call for Supercomputing

J. Kowalik and J. Lixvar

SPECIAL ISSUE: Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra

Preface

J. Dongarra and E. J. Kontoghiorghes

A Comparison of Parallel Solvers for Diagonally Dominant and General

Narrow-Banded Linear Systems

P. Arbenz, A. Cleary, J. Dongarra and M. Hegland

Mapping Strategies in Data Parallel Programming Models; the Projection

Methods

N. Emad

Parallel Multiplication of a Vector by a Kronecker Product of Matrices

C. Tadonki and B. Philippe

Parallel Sparse Matrix Algorithms for Air Pollution Models

K. Georgiev and Z. Zlatev

Band Preconditioners: Application to Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient

Methods on Parallel Computers

O. Besson

RESEARCH PAPERS

A Java-based Distributed Debbuger Supporting MPI and PVM

X. Wu, Q. Chen and X.-H. Sun

On Encoding Neural Networks to Estimate the Atmospheric Point Spread

Function in a Parallel Environment

B. Cong

Book Reviews

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

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 16:14:21 +0600

**Subject: Contents, Journal Computational Technologies**

2001, Volume 6, No. 5

Contents

M. Elloumi

Algorithms for the prediction of RNA secondary structures

3-23

S.V. Zhizherin, V.V. Struzhanov, V.I. Mironov

Iterative methods of stress calculation in pure bending of damaging beam

24-33

N.A. Ignatiev

Construction of efficient neuron networks for data with multi-type attributes

34-38

S.N. Korobeinikov

Numerical solution of equations with singularities of deformation of

elastoplastic shells of revolution

39-59

E.K. Kostousova, L.V. Stashkova

On approximations of the solution of one problem on guaranteed

estimation of state of parabolic system

60-72

A.V. Kuzminov, V.N. Lapin, S.G. Cherny

Numerical simulation of incompressible turbulent flows using two-layer

turbulent k-=CE=B5 model

73-86

G.L. Litvinov, A.Ya. Rodionov, A.V. Churkin

Approximate rational arithmetics with controlled round-off errors

87-94

V.N. Snytnikov, E.M. Yurchenko

Splitting scheme for the problems of gas filtration with chemical reactions

95-105

Yu.V. Shan'ko

Some classes of two-dimensional stationary flows of stratified fluid

106-117

2001, Volume 6, No. 6

Contents

A.V. Avdeev, M.M. Lavrentiev Jr., E.V. Goryunov, R.A. Valiullin, A.Sh.

Ramazanov

Numerical solution of inverse subterranean hydromechanics problem on

determination of parameters of oil stratum

3-13

Yu.S. Volkov

On monotone interpolation by cubic splines

14-24

Yu.A. Voronin, V.V. Moiseenko, V.I. Loktionov, A.S. Kandaurov, A.F.

Marasulov

About one approach to determination of guiding prices of new

modifications of a product

25-31

G. Dairbaeva, A.Zh. Akzhalova

On one approximate method for solving problem on reconstruction of

coefficient of two-dimensional quasilinear heat conduction equation

32-38

L.P. Kondaurova, S.K. Nemirovskii, M.V. Nedoboiko

Numerical simulation of dynamics of single intense second sound waves in

superfluid turbulence helium

39-46

G.L. Litvinov, V.P. Maslov, A.N. Sobolevskii

Idempotent mathematics and interval analysis

47-70

St. M=C3=A4hlmann

Stability analysis of supersonic entropy layers including shock effects

71-80

D.V. Romanov, K.V. Romanov

Numerical modelling of development of thin magnetic tube slow wave

instability in convection zone of the Sun

81-92

Sh.S. Smagulov, M.O. Otelbaev

About new method of approximate solutions of nonlinear equations in

arbitrary domain

93-107

E.L. Tarunin, K.G. Schwarz

The advective flow linear stability investigation by grid method

108-117

V.N. Shashikhin

Methods of interval analysis in synthesis of robust control

118-133

2001 Volume 6, Special Issue, Part 1

Contents

Introduction

3-5

Yu.I. Shokin

The way of the scientist. On the 80-th anniversary of birthday of

academician N.N. Yanenko

6-22

V.M. Fomin

Academician N.N. Yanenko =E2=80=93 outstanding mechanic of XX century

23-28

Yu.I. Shokin

About academician N.N. Yanenko's system of preparation of specialists in

the filed of mathematical modelling

29-36

N.N. Yanenko's list of publications

37-56

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