NA Digest Sunday, October 13, 2002 Volume 02 : Issue 41

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Cleve Moler
The MathWorks, Inc.

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From: Nils Wagner <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 12:16:33 +0200
Subject: Rank-one Modification of Real Nonsymmetric Matrices

Dear NA Digest readers,

Given a real nonsymmetric matrix A and a second matrix B which
is a rank-one (or even higher) modification of the original matrix A.
Is there any relationship between the eigenvalues of A and B ?

I am looking into ways on how to find a suitable starting matrix
for a homotopy method applied to nonsymmetric matrices.

Does anyone know of any references for this problem ?

Thanks in advance.

Nils Wagner


From: Cleve Moler <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:01:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Short Course on Numerical Methods in MATLAB

I am offering a new two-day short course, "Numerical Methods in MATLAB,"
in the MathWorks training program, at our offices here in Natick, MA,
November 20-21. If you think you might be interested, see:

Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

-- Cleve Moler


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 09:12:18 -0400
Subject: Change of Address for Max Gunzburger

My new affiliation is Florida State University (the School of
Computational Science and Information Technology (CSIT) and the
Department of Mathematics.) Following are my new coordinates.

Max Gunzburger
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-4120
850-644-0098 (fax)


From: G. E. Okecha <>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 08:41:50 +0200
Subject: Change of Address for G. E. Okecha

Dear colleagues,
This is to inform you that I have relocated and my new address is:
Professor G.E.Okecha
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Fort Hare
Private Bag X1314 ,Alice,5700,RSA
Tel: 27-40-6022093
Fax: 27-40-6022091


From: David Morton <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 11:24:24 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Charles University Library

Dear Colleagues,

I am including below a call for assistance for the library of the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, which was severely damaged by the
recent floods. I encourage you to consider: (1) any personal donations that you,
or your colleagues, can make, and (2) asking your home institution to provide

I am visiting Charles University this semester, and the damage to the library,
and the rest of the Karlin district, is immense. While photographs don't really
do justice to the situation, some pictures and additional information are
available at:

David Morton

Czech Republic, and Prague in particular, was heavily hit by recent floods.
The largest Czech mathematical library was located in the building of the
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University at Karlin, the most
damaged part of Prague. It contained books and journals from all fields of pure
and applied mathematics, statistics, numerical analysis and computer science.
About two thirds of books and journals in the library were heavily damaged and,
despite all efforts, are almost surely lost. Among them were five thousands of
books and monographs from recent decades, almost 400 titles of journals; there
were also thousands of historical books from the last three centuries, which
cannot be bought any more (including, e.g., the first edition of collected works
of Cauchy, Weierstrass and Riemann). Taking into account that the whole country
was extensively damaged by the flood, we must expect that to collect money
needed for the reconstruction of the library will be very difficult. While we
can recover texts needed for undergraduate study, we are not able to buy again
books needed for graduate and postgraduate students as well as books and
journals needed for research.

In our difficult situation, we would like to ask you for help. If you are
in a position to provide us assistance, a donation of extra copies of books and
journals would be an immense assistance for us. In order to make a donation of
books or journals, please contact Marketa Jirickova via:

It is also possible to make a financial contribution to the renewal of the
library, which is a particularly efficient way to help to recover exactly what
we need. Money can be sent either by a check payable to

Charles University in Praha, Karlin Library
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Hospodarske odd.
Ke Karlovu 3
121 16 Praha 2
Czech Republic

or by a money transfer to the following account:

CSOB, Prague 1, Na Porici 24
account No. 01256280/0300
Our reference: 999

In order to minimize shipping costs regional centers have been developed to
collect books and journals. For example, there are six centers in the US, and
there is free shipping (via CSA, Czech Airlines) from these centers to Prague.
There is a regional center in Germany, and others may develop as needed. For
details again see

Gifts of books or money contributions are free of tax in the Czech Republic
in case we have a letter declaring that the gift was sent to help the library of
the faculty.

Any help from your side would be very welcome and highly appreciated.


From: Jane Cullum <>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 09:29:56 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Republished Books, Lanczos Algorithms

Dear NA Community:

Lanczos Algorithms for Large 'Symmetric'
Eigenvalue Computations. Volumes 1 and 2

As announced by SIAM this month, Volume 1: Theory: of the
two-volume book, Lanczos Algorithms for Large Symmetric
Eigenvalue Computations, by Jane K. Cullum and Ralph A.
Willoughby, has been republished by SIAM as Volume 41 in
the SIAM Series, Classics in Applied Mathematics. It is
available for purchase from SIAM as ISBN 0-89871-523-7.
This book was originally published by Birkhauser in 1985.

Volume 2: Programs: is now available 'for free' on NetLib
at the following URL:

Volume 2 contains the documentation for and the listings
of the original Fortran implementations of the algorithms
which are described in Volume 1. The following types of
algorithms are included:

1. Real Symmetric
2. Hermitian
3. Factored Inverse, Real Symmetric
4. Generalized Real Symmetric
5. Complex Symmetric
6. Singular Value/Vector

There are also Block Lanczos algorithms for Real Symmetric
and for Factored Inverse, Real Symmetric Problems.

Volume 2 can be downloaded either in full or in pieces,
by Chapter. The original versions of the codes which
are listed in Volume 2 but which are not already included
in the 'lanczos' section of the NetLib repository will be
added shortly. The web version of Volume 2 also contains
a short Errata for Volume 1.

This summer, Leonard Hoffnung (Math. Dept, U. Kentucky),
Spencer Shellman, (Comp. Sc. Dept, U. Utah) and I have
been working on Fortran90 uni-processor and MPI parallel
versions of some of the codes which are listed in
Volume 2. This work will continue at a slower pace.

The contributions of Hoffnung and Shellman have been
supported by a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of
Science, ASCR, MICS, Los Alamos Applied Mathematical
Sciences Program grant.

Much work remains to be done on these codes. As we
complete each code and the related documentation, it
will be added to the 'lanczos' subdirectory in NetLib.

Jane Cullum

Jane K. Cullum
CCS-2, MS B250
Computer and Computational Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545


From: David Grubb <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 13:41:32 -0400
Subject: New Book, Front Tracking for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

Springer-Verlag is pleased to announce the publication of Front Tracking
for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws by Helge Holden and Nils Henrik
Riseboro in our Applied Mathematics Sciences series. Hyperbolic
conservation laws are central in the theory of nonlinear partial
differential equations, and in many applications in science and
technology. In this book the reader is given a detailed, rigorous, and
self-contained presentation of the theory of hyperbolic conservation
laws from the basic theory up to the research front. The approach is
constructive, and the mathematical approach using front tracking can be
applied directly as a numerical method. After a short introduction on
the fundamental properties of conservation laws, the theory of scalar
conservation laws in one dimension is treated in detail, showing the
stability of the Cauchy problem using front tracking. The extension to
multidimensional scalar conservation laws is obtained using dimensional
splitting. Inhomogeneous equations and equations with diffusive terms
are included as well as a discussion of convergence rates. The classical
theory of Kruzkov and Kuznetsov is covered. Systems of conservation laws
in one dimension are treated in detail, starting with the solution of
the Riemann problem. Solutions of the Cauchy problem are proved to exist
in a constructive manner using front tracking, amenable to numerical
computations. The book includes a detailed discussion of the very recent
proof of wellposedness of the Cauchy problem for one-dimensional
hyperbolic conservation laws. The book includes a chapter on traditional
finite difference methods for hyperbolic conservation laws with error
estimates and a section on measure valued solutions. Extensive examples
are given, and many exercises are included with hints and answers.
Additional background material not easily available elsewhere is given
in appendices. For more information, please see


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 11:54:48 +0200
Subject: New Book Series, Numerical Methods and Algorithms

The first volume of the series
"Numerical Methods and Algorithms"
published by Kluwer Academic Publishers has appeared.

C. Brezinski
"Computational Aspects of Linear Control"
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2002
ISBN 1-4020-0711-6

Contents: control of linear systems, formal orthogonal polynomials,
Pad'e approximations, transform inversion, linear algebra issues,
Lanczos tridiagonalization process, systems of linear algebraic
equations, regularization of ill-conditioned systems, Sylvester and
Riccati equations, topics on nonlinear differential equations, the
mathematics of model reduction.

The series "Numerical Methods and Algorithms" publishes monographs
devoted to numerical methods and algorithms, carefully selected
proceedings, and reference books such as handbooks.

Books can either have a theoretical nature or present algorithms,
software, and/or applications.

All areas of numerical analysis are taken into consideration:
general principles, numerical linear algebra, ordinary differential
equations, partial differential equations, integral equations,
difference equations, systems of nonlinear equations, interpolation
and approximation, splines, optimization, numerical quadrature and
cubature, linear and integer programming, computer arithmetic,
control theory, fractals, wavelets, etc. Books on computer
algebra concerned with obtaining numerical results are also welcome.

All aspects of algorithms are covered: new algorithms, theoretical
results, implementation on various computer architectures, numerical
stability, complexity, computational features, software, and
numerical questions which arise in different fields of applied science.

The audience for the books is advanced students (doctoral and
post-doctoral level), researchers and engineers in numerical analysis,
computer science, applied mathematics and in the various branches of
science concerned with numerical computations.

Information is available on Kluwer's web

Proposals for the series should be sent by e-mail to
Claude Brezinski at


From: Emil Volcheck <>
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 09:38:02 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Special Issue of Theoretical Computer Science

Special issue of "Theoretical Computer Science"
on Algebraic and Numerical Algorithms

Call for Papers

A special issue of the journal "Theoretical Computer Science" will be
devoted to Algebraic and Numerical Algorithms. Contributions are
sought on topics in both fields, but most welcome are the algorithms
for algebraic problems involving numerical techniques and for numerical
problems involving algebraic techniques, for example, numerical
and matrix methods for rootfinding for polynomials and systems of
polynomial equations, numerical polynomial factorization, approximate
polynomial gcd and decomposition, symbolic computation techniques for
operations with structured matrices, numerical methods for polynomial
and rational interpolation, algebraic techniques for numerical
stabilization, and techniques for numerically stable implementation
of matrix algorithms.

Important Dates:
Extended Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2002
Acceptance: April 2003

The papers can be submitted (preferably in ps or pdf form) to any
of the Guest Co-Editors listed below:

Ioannis Z. Emiris
Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Athens, Panepistimiopolis 15771 Greece
tel. +30-10-727-5100, fax +30-10-727-5114

Bernard Mourrain
INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, B.P. 93, 06902 France
tel +33-4-9238-7828, fax +33-4-9238-7978

Victor Y. Pan
Math. & Computer Science Dept.,
Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY 10468 USA
tel. +1-718-960-8568, fax +1-718-960-8969


From: Jacob Kogan <>
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 21:20:11 -0400
Subject: Workshop in San Francisco on Clustering High-Dimensional Data

Call for Papers

May 3, 2003 workshop on
Clustering High-Dimensional Data and its Applications
Cathedral Hill Hotel
San Francisco, CA
to be Held in Conjunction with the
Third SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2003)

The workshop is devoted to clustering high-dimensional data,
which arises in diverse applications such as text/web mining
and bioinformatics.

Important Dates

Papers Due: Feb 1, 2003
Notification of Acceptance: Mar 1, 2003
Camera ready: Mar 30, 2003
Workshop: May 3, 2003


Inderjit Dhillon:
Jacob Kogan:


From: Vladimir Getov <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 18:25:23 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Workshop in Nice on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing

5th International Workshop on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing
Held in conjunction with IPDPS 2003
April 22-26, 2003, Nice, France


This workshop focuses on Java for parallel and distributed computing
and supportive environments. One of its aims is to bring together the
IPDPS community around Java and Java based technologies, and to
provide an opportunity to share experience and views of current trends
and activity in the domain. Papers that describe existing
implementations or work in progress, or outline new problems or
important issues are also welcome. The number of accepted papers will
be limited to approximately ten.

Detailed Call For Papers at


From: Andrew Crampton <>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 09:30:59 +0100
Subject: Symposium in Huddersfield on Chebyshev and Approximation

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to formally announce a double book launch and short
symposium on "Chebyshev and Approximation" which we are hoping you will
be able to attend.

The symposium will take place on Wednesday, November 13th 2002, at
University of Huddersfield in Lockside, Rooms LS2/08 and LSG/14
(adjacent to a lock of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal), from 10.20 to 15.10.

A copy of the programme and booking form are detailed below. There is
no charge for the symposium but there will be a cost of approximately
#10 to cover coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

We very much hope that you will be able to attend.

LOCKSIDE BUILDING, Firth Street, (Room LS2/08 and LSG/14)


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 09:49:50 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference at Snowbird on Dynamical Systems

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) (DS03)

Location: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, UT
Dates: May 27-31, 2003

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: October 29, 2002
Deadline for minisymposium speaker abstracts: November 26, 2002
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: November 26, 2002

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Mark Christon <>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 09:28:52 -0600
Subject: Congress in Albuquerque on Computational Mechanics

7th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
July 27 - July 31, 2003

The Seventh U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM7),
hosted by Sandia National Laboratories, is the gateway to the latest
developments in computational mechanics. The USNCCM7 technical program will
feature a broad array of topics ranging from advances in nanotechnology and
bioengineering to numerical methods, multi-physics problems in science and
engineering, and high-performance computing. The program will be highlighted
by a series of plenary lectures by distinguished experts. Pre- and
post-conference short courses, vendor exhibits and a convivial social
program will round out the congress agenda.

Call for Technical Papers:
All technical presentations, including keynote, invited and contributed
papers, will take place within one of the minisymposia listed on the
Congress web site. Authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts to the
organizers of a particular minisymposium for review. All abstracts must be
submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the abstract submission form
that is now available on the Congress web site.

Important Dates:
January 31, 2003 - Deadline for abstract submission
March 15, 2003 - Notification to authors of abstract acceptance
May 31, 2003 - Deadline for submission of revised abstracts

Conference Fellowships
Approximately 75 fellowships will be awarded to support the participation of
students and young investigators in the Congress. Please visit the Congress
web site for details.

Congress web site:


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 14:33:01 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Bath/RAL Numerical Analysis Day

The University of Bath and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are hosting a
Bath/RAL Numerical Analysis Day
on 4th November 2002
at the University of Bath (Room 3E 2.2)

The speakers include:

Robert Scheichl (Bath)
"Decoupling and block preconditioning in sedimentary basin simulations"

Jennifer Scott (RAL)
"HSL parallel direct solvers for large sparse linear systems"

Richard Brent (Oxford)
"Large Sparse Linear Systems over Finite Fields"

Nick Gould (RAL)
"Sequential linear programming for huge optimization problems"

Adrian Hill
"Analysis of BDF Methods"

Des Higham (Strathclyde)
"Numerical Analysis and Small World Graphs"

All are welcome. There is no attendance fee.
For more details, see
For more information contact Alastair Spence (+44 1225 386011,


From: I. G. Graham <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 09:51:16 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Meeting in Bath of UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

Lecture Theatre 8West 2.1
University of Bath
Friday 10th January, 2003

The SIAM UKRoI Section is pleased to invite you to attend this
meeting which will be held on the campus of the University of Bath.
The meeting is open to all interested persons. There is no
registration fee, but attendees are asked to pay the cost of their
lunch and refreshments. To help with our planning, if you wish to
attend, we would ask you let us know at your earliest convenience
either by email or by returning the reply slip found at the web page

The following have accepted invitations to speak at this meeting:

D.N. Arnold, IMA, University of Minnesota, USA.
H. Byrne, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK
A.C. King, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Birmingham,UK
Ph. Toint, Department of Mathematics, University of Namur, Belgium
J.F. Toland, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK

A final schedule, with lecture times will be published later in the autumn.

Registration is free, but the fee for lunch, morning and afternoon
tea and coffee, is =A313.00. Please register by email to or by completing the reply slip and returning
to Mrs Ann Linfield, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University
of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK. Please make cheques payable to The
University of Bath and specify any special dietary requirements. The
last date for registering is January 3rd 2003, but it would be very
helpful if you could register, or at least communicate your intention
to register, by mid December 2002. (Cancellations: We will be happy
to provide refunds for cancellations provided they are received
before January 3rd 2003.)

It should be possible to arrange overnight accommodation for those
who require it, either on campus or nearby. If you need this, please
contact Mrs Ann Linfield by email ( or by
phone +44, 1225 386998.

For scientific or any other enquiries, please contact Professor Ivan
Graham, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath,
Bath BA2 7AY, Phone +44, 1225 826989. Email:

Futher details and hints on travelling to the meeting can be found on
the webpage


From: Vladimir Getov <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 13:28:55 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Joint ACM Java Grande Conference in Seattle

Joint ACM Java Grande - ISCOPE 2002 Conference

This conference features excellent papers, posters and tutorials
on the latest results in High Performance Object-based Computing.

It precedes and is co-located with the OOPSLA meeting
Dates: JG/ISCOPE November 3 2002 : Tutorials
November 4-5 2002 : Meeting
November 5 2002 : Posters with OOPSLA
OOPSLA November 4-8 2002
Location: Seattle

Please register and get your hotel now at above web site.

Conference and Posters:

Learn about:
o compilation and high-performance run-time on the node;
o distributed Objects including parallel computing,
peer-to-peer networks and grids;
o high-performance messaging; autonomic computing (keynote from
Pratap Pattnaik, IBM); new abstraction mechanisms (keynote from
Alex Stepanov)
o experience in using Object technologies in high performance computing;
o updates from Java Grande Forum

Tutorials are:

1) Programming the Grid with Java COG, Web Services and Component Software.
Full day.
Dennis Gannon (Indiana Univ.), Madhusudhan Govindaraju (Indiana Univ.),
Sriram Krishnan (Indiana Univ.), Gregor von Laszewski (ANL),
Alek Slominski (Indiana Univ.).

2) Java for High Performance Computing.
Half day (morning), Sam Midkiff (Purdue Univ.),
Roldan Pozo (NIST).

3) C# and .NET for Java Programmers.
Half day (morning).
Judith Bishop (Univ. of Pretoria), Nigel Horspool (Univ. of Victoria).

4) Process Oriented Design for Java: Concurrency for All.
Half day (afternoon).
Peter Welch (University of Kent at Canterbury).

5) Network and Java Security Concepts.
Half day (afternoon).
Raghavan Srinivas (Sun Microsystems).


From: Stefano Micheletti <>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 15:40:59 +0200
Subject: Workshop in Milan on Model Reduction

Second International Workshop on Model Reduction

Organized by:
- MACSI-net (MAthematics, Computing and Simulation for Industry)
Working Group WG2 ``Coupled Problems and Model Reduction''

- Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
(Prof. W. Schilders)

- MOX (Modeling and Scientific Computing), Dipartimento di Matematica
``F. Brioschi'', Politecnico di Milano, Milano
(Prof. A. Quarteroni)

Place and date:
MOX, Modeling and Scientific Computing
Dipartimento di Matematica ``F. Brioschi''
via Bonardi 9,
Politecnico di Milano, I-20133 Milano, Italy

12-13 December 2002

List of invited spakers (incomplete and to be confirmed):

Dr. Michael Guenther, Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Peter Schwarz, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Integrierte
Schaltungen Aussenstelle Entwurfsautomatisierung, Dresden, Germany
Prof. W. Schilders, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven,
The Netherlands
Dr. F. Pesavento/Dr. M. Bianco, Universita' di Padova, Padova, Italy
Prof. J-A Desideri, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis. France
Ing. P. Ruffo, ENI-AGIP, S. Donato Milanese (MI), Italy
Prof. A. Onorati, Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Prof. F. Saleri, MOX - Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano,
Prof. L. Formaggia, MOX - Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano,
Prof. Dr. M. Hinze, Fachrichtung Mathematik, Institut fuer
Numerische Mathematik, Numerik der Optimalen Steuerung,
TU Dresden, Germany

The workshop is part of the MACSI-net initiatives
on Mathematics, Computing and Simulation for Industry.
The first workshop on Model Reduction was held at the Eindhoven
University of Technology on 8-9 October 2001.

Model reduction is a topic which receives growing attention, both in the
mathematics community and in various application areas, such as electronics,
cardiovascular, electromagnetic, environment, fluid-dynamics and naval.
The common denominator are the mathematical techniques for model reduction,
both on the algebraic and operator level, i.e. coupling among differential
models characterized by different complexity.

The programme also covers wide area of model reduction, i.e., techniques for
PDEs, FEM, FVM and for ODEs such as algebraic techniques for effective

Further information can be obtained at the web site:


From: E. Alper Yildirim <>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 17:30:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at SUNY Stony Brook

State University of New York- Stony Brook

Applied Mathematics and Statistics Dept. anticipates opening for
tenure-track Assistant Professor in applied statistics or stochastic
operations research. Demonstrated strength in applications and/or
methodology essential. Department has large research program ($3.5M
annually), outstanding computing facilities, numerous opportunities for
collaborative research on/off campus. Send CV, 3 refs and research plan to
J. Glimm, Chair, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
11794-3600. SUNY-Stony Brook is an affirmative action/equal opportunity


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 13:07:32 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at Florida State University

Florida State University
School of Computational Science and Information Technology

The School of Computational Science and Information Technology (CSIT)
at the Florida State University (FSU) seeks to fill two positions in
the core areas of scientific computing. Rank and salary will be
commensurate with experience. Of special interest are candidates with
expertise in the modeling of scientific problems, in the development,
analysis, and implementation of algorithms for scientific computing
applications, and with experience in interdisciplinary research.

FSU established the interdisciplinary CSIT to support both graduate and
undergraduate concentrations, provide a leading-edge high-performance
computational facility, and contribute a high level of computational
culture beneficial to the nation and the State. CSIT's missions
includes performing basic research in the core areas of applied
computer science, applied and computational mathematics, and areas of
overlap of these with different disciplines. CSIT provides the focal
point for collaborative research in computational science and
information technology across departments and disciplines. CSIT also is
developing interdisciplinary programs and curricula in computational
science and information technology incorporating the latest research
techniques and results. It also aims to enhance the high-performance
computing contents of courses in various departments. FSU has committed
significant personnel and infrastructure resources to CSIT in
recognition of the fact that interdisciplinary computational faculty
are critical to any university aspiring to intellectual and educational
leadership in the 21st century. CSIT has world-class computational and
visualization facilities, including 168 processor IBM SP3 and 512
processor IBM SP4 supercomputers. More information about CSIT can be
found at

Candidates should submit a detailed CV and have at least three letters
sent in by experts familiar with their research accomplishments. All
materials should be sent to Max Gunzburger, c/o Debra Crews, CSIT/DSL
400, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-4120. Completed
applications received by January 15, 2003 are guaranteed to receive
full consideration.

Applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged. The Florida State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Your application for
employment with the Florida State University is subject to public
disclosure under the Florida Public Records Act.


From: Greg Fasshauer <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 11:57:35 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Illinois Institue of Technology

The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT seeks to fill a tenure-track
assistant professor position to begin in August of 2003. There is a
possibility of a more senior position for someone with a substantial
research program with significant external funding. A successful junior
candidate will have already demonstrated excellent teaching skills and the
capacity to establish a fundable research program in applied mathematics.
The primary area of interest is in stochastic analysis, but applications
in the area of computational mathematics will also be considered. Special
attention will be given to applicants who have interdisciplinary research
interests, and who can also teach courses in statistics and probability.
Applications should include a vita, description of current research and
future plans, documentation as to how the candidate would be able to
interact with a specific field within science or engineering, statement of
teaching experience, and 4 letters of reference (one addressing teaching
effectiveness). Review of applications will begin in early December and
continue until the position is filled. Information about IIT and the
Department of Applied Mathematics can be found at

Send material to:

F.R. McMorris, Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 32nd Street, Room 208, E1
Chicago, IL 60616-3793

IIT is an AA/EO Employer


From: Dan Stefanica <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 08:25:46 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at City University of New York

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Mathematics Department, Baruch College, City University of New York

The Department of Mathematics at Baruch College
invites applications for two anticipated tenure-track
Assistant/Associate Professor positions, depending upon qualifications,
beginning September 2003. Required: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied
Mathematics or related field; demonstrated commitment to research; strong
undergraduate teaching skills. Research areas such as probability,
numerical analysis, mathematical finance, partial differential equations,
discrete mathematics, optimization, scientific computing, economic
modeling, and actuarial mathematics will receive first consideration.
Employment experience or interdisciplinary research in finance or
economics is helpful.

Baruch College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New
York and the Department of Mathematics offers a Master of Science Program
in Applied Mathematics for Finance.

An AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.

To apply, send AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, at
least three letters of reference, at most three reprints/preprints, and
short statements describing research plans and approach to teaching to
Mathematics Department Search Committee,
Baruch College CUNY,
Box B6-230, One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010.

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2002


From: Weizhong Dai <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 15:50:52 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions at Louisiana Tech University

Tenure-track positions in Mathematics

We anticipate TWO tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant or
associate professor beginning Fall 2003. Both positions require a Ph.D.
in Mathematics as well as excellent teaching and research credentials.

Position (A) is expected to be filled by an applied mathematician who
has the potential to become nationally competitive in externally funded
research in a short time, and has the ability to build a research
program that includes students in the interdisciplinary Computational
Analysis and Modeling Ph.D. program. Preference will be given to
candidates with expertise/interests that also complement the research at
the University's Centers of Excellence, namely, the Institute for
Micromanufacturing, Center for Entrepreneurship and Information
Technology, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation
Science, Center for Applied Physics Studies, and the Trenchless
Technology Center.

Position (B) is expected to be filled by a leader in innovation of
curricula, who will participate in the College's highly successful
Integrated Engineering Curriculum and play a key role in the development
of an Integrated Science Curriculum. The successful candidate will be
expected to build strong collaborations with campus groups engaged in
educational reform in mathematics and sciences at the K-12 and
undergraduate levels, and to seek external funding for such activities.
Candidates with research specialization in discrete mathematics (graph
theory, ordered sets, knots) or applied mathematics may be given
preference for this position.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Please send a
letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three professional
references to: Dr. George Butler, Position (A or B), Program Chair,
Mathematics and Statistics, College of Engineering and Science,
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272-0046.
( Applications will be accepted until the
positions are filled.

Louisiana Tech University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action =
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


From: Adelia Sequeira Silva <>
Date: 09 Oct 2002 02:41:06 WEST
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Instituto Superior Tecnico


The Department of Mathematics/ Division of Applied Mathematics and
Numerical Analysis and the Center for Mathematics and its
Applications - CEMAT of Instituto Superior Tecnico offers a
Postdoctoral position starting in JANUARY 2003, to work in the
group of Prof. Adelia Sequeira, on the development of numerical
techniques and computer software for the simulation of blood flow
in small arteries and capillaries.
Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in Applied Mathematics,
Physics or Engineering and a sound knowledge in mathematical and
numerical modelling in fluid mechanics, Excellent programming
skills in FORTRAN and C++ are required. Preference will be given to
candidates with computational rheology experience. A background in
medical research or bioengeneering is also welcome.

This postdoctoral position is available within the EU Research
Training Network (RTN) HaeMOdel-Mathematical and Numerical
Modelling in Haemodynamics, coordinated by Prof. Alfio Quarteroni
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy and EPFL, Switzerland) and involving
the following research teams: Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Ecole
Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Technische
Universitat Graz, Austria; Imperial College of Science, Technology
and Medicine, UK; INRIA Rocquencourt and Universite Paris VI,
France; Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal.
Funding is available for periods ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

General eligibility conditions to be followed by the candidates to
a RTN postdoctoral position:
- Age: They must be aged 35 or less at the time of their
appointment to the Network;
- Nationality: They must be nationals of an EU Member State or
Associated State or have their residence in an EU Member State for
at least five years immediately prior to their appointment in the
- International Mobility: They must be national of a state other
than the one of the institution in which they will be located in
the Network. They must not have carried out their normal activities
in the state where they will be located for more than 12 of the 24
months prior to their appointment.
More information may be found at the Web page:
Interested candidates should send a CV (in Postscript or PDF
format) and two or three letters of recommendation (with contacts
information: e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) to Prof.
Adelia Sequeira, preferably by e-mail

Prof. Adelia Sequeira
Departamento de Matematica
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Av. Rovisco Pais,1
1049-001 Lisboa - PORTUGAL

The same address may be used for further information.


From: Shaun Forth <>
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 08:39:35 +0100
Subject: Research Position at Cranfield University

Applied Mathematics & Operational Research Group
Engineering Systems Department

Research Officer
- Automatic Differentiation Applied to Computational Engineering

pounds 18,441 - 23,564

Dr S Forth has recently secured 3 year's funding from the EPSRC's
Computational Engineering Mathematics Programme to investigate the use
of Automatic Differentiation (AD) software tools and mathematical
techniques in engineering applications supplied by collaborators:
* Prof. A Keane (Southampton Univ.):
Optimal design for response of satellites structures.
* Prof. M. Giles (Oxford Univ.):
Adjoint methods in aerospace design.
* Prof. N. Qin (Cranfield Univ.):
Adjoint solvers for supersonic vehicle design and Newton solvers
for compressible, turbulent flows.

Additionally the project is enthusiastically supported by industrial
partners AIRBUS U.K. ltd. and ROLLS-ROYCE plc. To enable this research
we wish to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Officer with experience of
developing numerical PDE solvers and who will work closely
with the above collaborators, under the guidance of Dr Forth.

In addition to working on the 4 engineering applications listed above
other duties will include: organizing UK AD Workshops to communicate
research outcomes to industrial partners and the academic community,
liaison with AD tool developers in the U.S. and France (necessitating
foreign travel), developing proof of concept AD tools as required,
preparing publications and presenting work at international conferences.

The successful candidate will have:
* A PhD and preferably postdoctoral/industrial experience in development
of numerical PDE solvers, preferably by the Finite-Volume method.
* Excellent mathematical and programming skills.
* Good communication skills and the ability to work with collaborators
Experience in Automatic Differentiation or adjoint methods, though
desirable, is not essential

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Personnel
Office, Cranfield University, RMCS Shrivenham, Swindon, SN6 8LA.
Tel: +44 (0)1793 785758 quoting reference: R/ESD37

Closing Date: Friday November 8th 2002


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 14:45:35 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications


1)"Optimal Policies for investment with time-varying return
distributions",by Doncho S.Donchev, Svetlozar T.Rachev and Douglas
G.Steigerwald 269

2)"Some further generalizations of Ostrowski inequality for Holder
functions and functions with bounded derivatives",by L.J.Dedic,M.Matic
and J.Pecaric 313

3)"Quadrature Formulas for Refinable functions and Wavelets II:Error
Analysis",by Arne Barinka,Titus Barsch,Stephan Dahlke,Mario Mommer
and Michael Konik 339

4)"On the right-definite and left-definite spectral theory of the
Legendre polynomials",by J.Arvesu,L.L.Littlejohn and F.Marcellan 363

5)"A Rational Triplic form for the Exponential",by Nassar H.S.Haidar 389


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 17:18:32 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications
ISSN : 0024-3795
Volume : 356
Date : 15-Nov-2002

Special Issue on Algebraic Graph Theory
Special Editors: D. Cvetkovic
W. Haemers
P. Rowlinson

Table of Contents:

pp 1-2

Chromatic polynomials and representations of the symmetric group
N. Biggs
pp 3-26

Unicyclic graphs with maximal energy
Y. Hou, I. Gutman, C.-W. Woo
pp 27-36

Constructing fullerene graphs from their eigenvalues and angles
D. Cvetkovic, P. Fowler, P. Rowlinson, D. Stevanovic
pp 37-56

The complement of the path is determined by its spectrum
M. Doob, W.H. Haemers
pp 57-65

On the components of NEPS of connected bipartite graphs
D. Stevanovic
pp 67-78

The Hermitian two-graph and its code
W.H. Haemers, E. Kuijken
pp 79-93

The changes in indices of modified graphs
Z. Bo
pp 95-101

Some results on graph spectra
E.M. Hagos
pp 103-111

The characteristic polynomial of the Laplacian of graphs in
(a,b)-linear classes
C.S. Oliveira, N.M. Maia de Abreu, S. Jurkiewicz
pp 113-121

Exponents of tuples of nonnegative matrices
D.D. Olesky, B. Shader, P. van den Driessche
pp 123-134

Star complements and switching in graphs
P. Rowlinson, P.S. Jackson
pp 135-143

Polynomial reconstruction and terminal vertices
I. Sciriha
pp 145-156

The subconstituent algebra of a distance-regular graph; thin modules
with endpoint one
P. Terwilliger
pp 157-187

Graphs with least eigenvalue -2; a historical survey and recent
developments in maximal exceptional graphs
D. Cvetkovic
pp 189-210

Computers and discovery in algebraic graph theory
P. Hansen, H. Melot
pp 211-230

On automorphisms of circulant digraphs on p^m vertices, p an odd
I. Kovacs
pp 231-252

Forest matrices around the Laplacian matrix
P. Chebotarev, R. Agaev
pp 253-274


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