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From: Jean Claude Berges <jean-claude.berges@cnes.fr>

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 13:35:38 +0100

**Subject: Query on Univariate Polynomial Interpolation**

Dear NA-Netters,

I have the following problem of polynomial univariate interpolation.

My given data set is a spacecraft trajectory with :

-> Ti : the time, i.e. the independent variable,

-> (Xi,Yi,Zi) : the position of the spacecraft at Ti

-> (dXi/dt,dYi/dt,dZi/dt) : the velocity of the

spacecraft at Ti

-> (d^2Xi/dt^2,d^2Yi/dt^2,d^2Zi/dt^2) : the acceleration

of the spacecraft at Ti

with i = 1,2, .......

and I want to compute the value of the interpolant evaluated

at Tc: (X,Y,Z) at Tc, (dX/dt,dY/dt,dZ/dt) at Tc and

(d^2X/dt^2,d^2Y/dt^2,d^2Z/dt^2) at Tc.

- the first step is to choose a window arround the time Tc

in the data set (First problem: What about the "good"

width of the window ?....)

- then, the computation of the interpolant at the set of points

in the window (Problem : What interpolant to choose ?

Hermite like algorithm ? Hermite-Birkhoff algorithm ? ...)

Do you know effective methods (and free Fortran or C codes)

to solve this problem ?

Thanks in advance.

Jean Claude BERGES

French Space Center ( DTS/MPI/MS/PNC)

18,Av. Edouard Belin

31401 TOULOUSE Cedex 04 - FRANCE

E-mail : Jean-Claude.Berges@cnes.fr

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From: Kenneth Holmstrom <kenneth.holmstrom@mdh.se>

Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2002 21:18:19 +0100

**Subject: CPLEX Now in MATLAB and TOMLAB**

Tomlab /CPLEX v8.0 is now released by Tomlab Optimization Inc., and

provides a MATLAB interface to the world leading optimization software

CPLEX 8.0 from ILOG Inc. ( http://www.ilog.com ).

Tomlab /CPLEX solves linear and quadratic programming (LP, QP) and

mixed-integer linear and quadratic programming (MILP, MIQP) problems.

Visit http://tomlab.biz for more information and download of demo version.

Tomlab /CPLEX is available both for new CPLEX users including a

CPLEX 8.0 license and standalone for existing CPLEX users.

Tomlab /CPLEX gives full control of all CPLEX control parameters that

influence the optimization. All diagnostic callbacks are callbacks to

MATLAB with user control.

Professor Kenneth Holmstrom

Malardalen University, Sweden

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From: Max Gunzburger <gunzburg@csit.fsu.edu>

Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 09:42:31 -0500

**Subject: Correction to New Address for Max Gunzburger**

I recently posted my new address on na,digest. Unfortunately, I had a

typo in my email address. The new correct information is as follows:

Sorry about this,

Max

Max Gunzburger

CSIT/DSL 400

Florida State University

Tallahassee FL 32306-4120

850-644-7060

850-644-0098 (fax)

gunzburg@csit.fsu.edu

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

From: Lester Ingber <ingber@ingber.com>

Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 08:51:06 -0500

**Subject: Importance-Sampling of Multivariate Gaussian Distribution**

I can transform a class of problems into multivariate Gaussian [0,1]

distributions, i.e., with covariance matrix essentially a correlation

matrix (1's on the diagonal and 0 < determinant <= 1, with data-dependent

off-diagonal terms -- e.g., not a random matrix), with dimension on the

order of 100. I wish to importance-sample this distribution so that I

can perform integrals over it subject to different constraints, etc.

Extreme accuracy is not a big issue. I need a set of points, e.g., some

1000-10,000's, at a coarse resolution of some fraction of the StdDev(=1)

over this space that give the most contribution to the integrals.

One approach I can consider is to use my ASA code, collecting "biases"

of generated and acceptance distributions at a schedule of temperatures,

at multiple coarse-grained points from simulated annealing optimization

of the integrands.

However, I'd like to know of references to papers/codes of other potential

approaches to this problem. It seems that the simple specification of

the Gaussian weight function in the integrand should make this problem

simpler.

Thanks.

Lester

Prof. Lester Ingber ingber@ingber.com ingber@alumni.caltech.edu

www.ingber.com www.alumni.caltech.edu/~ingber

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From: Mark Gockenbach <msgocken@mtu.edu>

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 16:17:08 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: New Book on Partial Differential Equations**

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that my book "Partial Differential Equations:

Analytical and Numerical Methods" is now available from SIAM. This is

an undergraduate-level textbook with several distinctive features:

1. Fourier series and finite element methods are treated on an equal

basis. Thus students learn both classical and modern techniques

for solving PDEs.

2. Examples and exercises are posed in terms of meaningful physical

experiments (correct physical parameters and units, etc.).

3. The accompanying CD contains thorough tutorials for MATLAB, Mathematica,

and Maple, showing how to use any of these software packages to

apply the methods from the text.

4. Necessary background about linear algebra and ordinary differential

equations is presented. The book is largely self-contained.

Students purchasing the book receive a free 15-month student membership

in SIAM upon request.

To order, please visit http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/ot79.html.

To request an examination copy, visit http://www.siam.org/books/adopt.htm.

Details:

2002 / xxii + 614 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 0-89871-518-0

List Price $69.00 / SIAM Member Price $48.30 / Order Code OT79 / Includes

CD-ROM

You can contact me by email if you have any questions about the book.

Regards,

Mark S. Gockenbach

Associate Professor

Michigan Technological University

msgocken@mtu.edu

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

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

Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 11:28:07 GMT

**Subject: Meeting at Manchester on Structured Eigenvalue Problems**

Manchester Centre for Computational Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester

One Day Meeting on Structured Eigenvalue Problems

Friday, November 8th 2002

10:30am - 4:30pm

Professor Steven Mackey (W. Michigan Univ.)

"All in the Family: Factorizations in Matrix Groups"

Professor Niloufer Mackey (W. Michigan Univ.)

"Exploiting the Quaternion Structure of Real Eigenproblems"

Professor Peter Lancaster (Univ. Calgary)

"Perturbation theory for analytic matrix functions: the semisimple case"

Professor Seamus Garvey (Univ. Nottingham)

"Structure Preserving Transformations and Equivalence Flows for Linear

Dynamic Systems"

The meeting takes place in the Mathematics Building on Oxford Road

(see http://www.man.ac.uk/about/direct.html for directions).

Car parking is available in the Multi-Storey Car Park on Booth Street East.

There is no registration fee.

Lunch can be purchased in the University Refectory.

Tea/coffee will be served in the Brian Hartley Room (6th floor).

Lectures will be in Room 2.14.

Francoise Tisseur and Nick Higham

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

From: Andrew Knyazev <andrew.knyazev@cudenver.edu>

Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 12:59:24 -0700

**Subject: IMACS Symposium in Denver on Iterative Methods**

Sixth IMACS International Symposium

Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing

March 27-30, 2003

University of Colorado at Denver

followed by the Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid

March 30-April 4, 2003

Organized by the University of Colorado at Denver and

Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.

Sponsored by the University of Colorado at Denver,

the National Science Foundation, and

the Center for Applied Scientific Computing of

the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

2003 CONFERENCE TOPICS

Applications (with new emphasis on Computational Biology)

Domain Decomposition

Preconditioning

Parallel Methods

Nonsymmetric Solvers

Nonlinear Systems and Eigenvalue Solvers

Iterative Methods in Optimization

Multilevel Methods

Krylov Methods

MINI SYMPOSIA AND ORGANIZERS (tentative)

Opportunities for Iterative Methods in Computational Biology

Steve Billups (sbillups@carbon.cudenver.edu)

Harvey Greenberg (Harvey.Greenberg@cudenver.edu)

Industrial Applications of Iterative Methods

Gene Poole (gene.poole@ansys.com)

Very Large Eigenvalue Problems

Richard Lehoucq (rblehou@sandia.gov)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Andrew Knyazev, chairman, and Stephen Billups, Harvey Greenberg

(all mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver),

and Junping Wang (mathematics and computer sciences, Colorado School of Mines).

PROGRAM AND STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION COMMITTEE

Jan Mandel, chairman, mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver

Owe Axelsson, mathematics, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

Christina Christara, computer sciences, University of Toronto

Elias Houstis, computer sciences, Purdue University

Esmond G. Ng, scientific computing, NERSC, LBNL

Douglas E. Salane, mathematics, John Jay College, CCNY

G. W. "Pete" Stewart, computer sciences, University of Maryland

Junping Wang, mathematics and computer sciences, Colorado School of Mines

D.H. Wood, computer and information sciences, University of Delaware

The International Organizing Committee consists of the members of

the IMACS Technical Committee on Computational Linear Algebra.

Special Journal Issue

Each speaker will be invited to submit a paper for publication

in a special issue of the IMACS Journal of Applied Numerical Mathematics,

guest editors Andrew Knyazev and Jan Mandel, devoted to the meeting.

These papers will be subjected to the same rigorous refereeing process

as regular journal submissions.

Student Paper Competition

All students (and new PhDs whose degrees were awarded after January 1, 2002)

are invited to submit a paper for competition.

Thanks to funding from the Division of Mathematical Sciences of

the National Science Foundation, 10 or more winners will be selected

to receive financial support for travel expenses, lodging, and

conference registration fee waivers.

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2002.

DEADLINES

December 15, 2002

Mini Symposia Proposals

Student Competition Papers

February 1, 2003

Early Registration (reduced rate)

Hotel Reservations (for guaranteed lodging)

Author Abstracts (one-page limit)

Author Papers (optional) for Conference Electronic Preliminary Proceedings

STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Depending on availability of funds, limited financial support

will be available for students upon request.

Colorado students will be offered registration fee waivers

if they register by February 1, 2003.

FURTHER INFORMATION

University of Colorado at Denver

Fax 303.556.8550, Attn: IMACS

E-mail imacs03@math.cudenver.edu

Web http://www-math.cudenver.edu/IMACS03/

Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.

Attn: Cathy Lee

1390 Claremont Drive

Boulder, CO 80305

Phone and Fax 303.554.1232

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

From: Willi Schoenauer <schoenauer@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 15:06:04 +0100

**Subject: Block Lecture on Supercomputing**

Block Lecture Supercomputing in February 2003

Scientific Supercomputing: Architecture and Use of Shared and Distributed

Memory Parallel Computers (in English) (01112 + 01113, 2 + 2 SWS)

Block lecture in the week 17.2. - 21.2.2003

Location: Seminarraum 217 in the Computer Center of the Universitaet Karlsruhe,

building 20.21, second floor

Time: Mo - Fr 8.30 - 10.00, 10.30 - 12.00 h, Mo - Thu 14.30 - 16.00 h

Schoenauer/Haefner: Exercises in Seminarraum 217 and terminal room, Mo 16.30 -

19.00 h and further terms

Background: Supercomputers are built by connecting vector pipelines or

microprocessors by a communication network. The theoretical peak

performance now is more than 36 TFLOPS (teraflops, 1E12 floating-point

operations per second). These parallel computers are used for the

numerical simulation in all technical and scientific areas: crash tests

for automobiles, weather forecast, elementary particle physics, drug

design etc. The progress in science and technology is essentially

determined by this new "Computational Science". At the Universitaet

Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe are installed an IBM

RS/6000 SP and a Siemens/Fujitsu VPP5000 with totally 460 GFLOPS. At ZAM

J=FClich will be installed in 2003 a 6 TFLOPS IBM SP for German

scientists. You should therefore get acquainted with the usage of such

supercomputers. Also the usage of workstations will profit from the lecture.

Contents: The contents of the lecture and how to obtain the manuscript

(book, 309 pages) can be seen via the URL

http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/~rz03/book/

It should be mentioned that there is an open-ended (hand-written)

ADDENDUM to this basic lecture where further architectures and

algorithms are published. It is also accessible via the above URL.

Prerequisite for the exercises is the basic knowledge of UNIX and Fortran

(short introduction).

There is no necessity of registration for students of Karlsruhe.

External participants should send an e-mail. Information about the

Computer Center is under the URL

http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/

The next term will probably be in mid February 2004

Willi Schoenauer

Rechenzentrum der Universitaet Karlsruhe

D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Tel: +49/721/608-6350

Fax: +49/721/32550

Email: schoenauer@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de

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

From: Steffen Boerm <sbo@mis.mpg.de>

Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 14:22:12 +0100

**Subject: Winterschool in Leipzig on Hierarchical Matrices**

Announcement Winter School "Hierarchical Matrices"

Organizers: Wolfgang Hackbusch, Lars Grasedyck, Steffen Boerm

(Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences,

Leipzig)

Sponsor: DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 357

"Effiziente Algorithmen und Mehrskalenverfahren",

Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel

Time: February 24th to February 28th, 2003

Deadline for registration: December 15th, 2002

Topic: Hierarchical Matrices can be a useful tool for the treatment of

integral operators as well as the solution of linear systems arising

in the discretisation of elliptic partial differential equations.

Moreover, the representation of matrices in the hierarchical matrix

format is suitable for the efficient solution of matrix equations.

The aim of this winterschool is to teach the necessary theoretical

foundations for hierarchical matrices, but most of all the efficient

implementation of the algorithms. The practical realisation on the

computer will be done during the exercise courses in the afternoons.

Finally, the participants will be introduced to the H-Matrix library

developed at the University Kiel and the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig.

Website: http://www.numerik.uni-kiel.de/~lgr/winterschule/indexe.html

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

From: Kirsten Wilden <wilden@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 15:11:02 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Conference on the Geosciences**

SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the

Geosciences (SIAG/GS) (GS03)

Location: Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin, Austin, Texas

Dates: March 17-20, 2003

The Conference Program is now available at

http://www.siam.org/meetings/gs03/.

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

meetings@siam.org.

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

From: Kirsten Wilden <wilden@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 10:35:57 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry**

SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers (MI03)

Location: The Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Dates: June 23-25, 2003

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/mi03/

Deadlines:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: November 26, 2002

Deadline for minisymposium speaker abstracts: December 23, 2002

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: December 23, 2002

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

meetings@siam.org.

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

From: Hans Feichtinger <hans.feichtinger@univie.ac.at>

Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 09:49:25 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Salzburg on Sampling Theory**

I would like to let you know that we will organize

SampTA03, the conference on Sampling theory and Applications,

in May (26-30th), 2003, near Salzburg (Austria). This

conference is the 5th in a series of biannual conferences

on this topic. We encourage interaction between people

working on theoretical, numerical and practical issues

related to sampling, scattered data approximation, such

as tomography, geophysical applications, signal processing

and many others. For details see the conference home-page

http://www.univie.ac.at/NuHAG/SampTA03

The registration is open for 1-2 more weeks from now on.

There will be poster presentation and talks. We hope to

avoid having too many parallel sessions.

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

From: Weiwei Sun <maweiw@cpmaspc07.cityu.edu.hk>

Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 10:51:39 +0800 (CST)

**Subject: Conference in Hong Kong on Scientific Computing**

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS

THIRD INTERNATINAL WORKSHOP ON

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING AND ITS APPLICATIONS

City University of Hong Kong

January 6 - 9, 2003

http://math.cityu.edu.hk/sca03

Objectives:

The aims of the workshop are to bring together mathematicians,

scientists and engineers working in the fields of scientific

computing with the emphasis on solving real-world problems

and to provide a forum for the participants to meet and exchange

ideas of common interests in an informal atmosphere.

Organizers:

Y. Y. Lu (CityU, Hong Kong, mayylu@math.cityu.edu.hk)

Weiwei Sun (CityU, Hong Kong, maweiw@math.cityu.edu.hk)

Tao Tang (Baptist University of Hong Kong, ttang@aaron.math.hkbu.edu.hk)

Plenary speakers include:

M. Baines (Reading, England): A Moving Finite Element Method Using Monitor

Functions

H. Brunner (Newfoundland, Canada): Collocation Methods for Nonlinear

Functional Integro-differential Equations

K. Burrage (Queensland, Australia): A Computational Framework for the

Efficient Simulation of Stochastic Chemical Kinetics

S.-Y. Chen (John Hopkins, USA): TBA

E. Doedel (Concordia, Canada): Continuation of Periodic Solutions in

Conservative Systems with Application to the N-Body Problem

T. Kako (Electro-Communications, Japan): Numerical Method for the Helmholtz

Equation in Unbounded Region and Its Applications)

F. Natterer (Munster, Germany): Marching Scheme for Inverse Helmholtz

Problems

Jean-Claude Nedelec (Ecole Polytechnique, France): Preconditions for the

Integral Operators of Acoustic and Maxwell Scattering Problems

R. D. Russell (Simon Fraser, Canada): Moving Mesh Methods for

Time-Dependent PDEs

E. Tadmor (UCLA and Maryland, USA): High Resolution Central Schemes for

Nonlinear Advection Problems

X.-P. Wang (HKUST, Hong Kong): Study of Magnetic Domain Structures by

Micromagnetic Simulation

P.-W. Zhang (Peking, China) : Computational Modeling of Complex Fluid

Scientific Committee:

Gang Bao (Michigan, USA)

Weinan E (Princeton, USA)

G. Fairweather (Colorado, USA)

Ping Lin (National University, Singapore)

Yanping Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)

Zhong-Ci Shi (Academia Sinica, China, Chair)

Dongwoo Sheen (Seoul National University, Korea)

Jie Shen (Purdue & Central Florida, USA)

Ian Sloan (UNSW, Australia)

M. Tabata (Kyushu, Japan)

Yaushu Wong (University of Alberta, Canada)

Jason Zhang (CityU of HK, China)

Mini-symposiums (partial list):

1. New methods in computational electromagnetics

(organizer: Bo Zhang, Coventry University, UK and J. Yamauchi,

Hosei University, Japan)

2. Recent advances in spectral methods and computational fluid dynamics

(organizer: Jie Shen, Purdue, USA)

3. Superconvergence

(organizer: Zhimin Zhang, Wayne State University, USA)

4. Numerical methods for partial integro-differential equations

(organizer: Yanping Lin, University of Alberta, Canada)

5. Finite element methods for transient problems

(organizer: Graeme Fairweather, Colorado School of Mines, USA)

6. Numerical methods for multi-scale problems

(organizers: P.Lin, National University of Singapore and

S.Wang, University of Western Australia)

7. Mathematics and computation in electromagnetics and optics

(organizer: Gang Bao, Michigan State University, USA)

For accommodation and other further information, please visit the homepages:

http://math.cityu.edu.hk/sca03

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

From: Shaun Forth <S.A.Forth@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 11:59:05 +0000

**Subject: Workshop at Hertfordshire on Automatic Differentiation**

This is a final reminder concerning the next UK Automatic

Differentiation Workshop to be held at the University of Hertfordshire,

Hatfield, UK on 14th-15th November 2002. We have put together a varied

programme of speakers whose presentations will be of interest to anyone

working in theoretical developments in, or applications of AD.

Full details can be found at,

http://www.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk/amor/workshop/nov02/

If you would like to attend, or take up one of the few remaining slots

for speakers still available, then please contact us ASAP.

Shaun Forth - S.A.Forth@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk

Bruce Christianson - B.Christianson@herts.ac.uk

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

From: Andreas Prohl <apr@math.ethz.ch>

Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 11:16:43 +0100

**Subject: Workshop in Kirchzarten on Non-Newtonian Flows**

Announcement for the Workshop (April 15-17, 2003, Kirchzarten, GERMANY) on

ANALYSIS AND NUMERICS OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLOWS

(Organizers: A. Prohl , R. Rannacher , M. Ruzicka)

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in

analysis and numerical analysis who work in this area.

For further informations including a list of invited speakers, we refer

to

http://home.mathematik.uni-freiburg.de/fg/events/fluids.html

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

From: Markus Hegland <Markus.Hegland@anu.edu.au>

Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 13:33:22 +1100

**Subject: Workshop in Melbourne on Parallel Linear Algebra**

WoPLA'03: Workshop on Parallel Linear Algebra

A Workshop on Parallel Linear Algebra, WoPLA'03, will be held in

conjunction with The International Conference on Computational

Science 2003 (ICCS 2003) on the 2nd-4th June 2003 in Melbourne,

Australia.

The Workshop co-chairs are Markus Hegland and Peter Strazdins.

Scope and Call For Papers

Parallel linear algebra is a key enabling technology for much of

computational science, engineering, data analysis and even data

retrieval. The goal of the workshop is to present new results and

review current research in parallel numerical linear algebra. The

scope of the workshop includes all aspects of parallel linear algebra

like algorithms, implementation, applications and theory. We would in

particular encourage PhD students to attend and participate in the

workshop. We anticipate to have some limited support for PhD students,

please contact the organisors about this if you are interested.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Direct and iterative solvers for linear systems of equations

* Eigenvalue problems and singular value decomposition

* Least squares and optimisation

* Algorithms for shared and distributed memory systems

* Programming paradigms for parallel linear algebra (e.g., MPI and

OpenMP)

* Cache-oblivious and other memory-efficient methods

* Grid computing

* Industrial applications

* Algorithms for the solution of discretised partial differential

equations

* Applications, including data retrieval, compression, data mining and

computational statistics

WoPLA'03 Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: December 24, 2002

Notification to authors: February 1, 2003

Final versions of papers: February 15, 2003

Camera ready papers due: March 1, 2003

ICCS 2003 & WoPLA'03: June 2-4, 2003

WoPLA'03 Advance Programme

Professor Jack Dongarra of the Innovative Computer Laboratory at

University of Tennessee will give the keynote address for the Workshop.

WoPLA'03 Technical Committee

* Irfan Altas, Charles Sturt University, Australia

* Peter Arbenz, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

* Kevin Burrage, University of Queensland, Australia

* Peter Christen, Australian National University

* Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA

* Iain Duff, RAL and CERFACS, GB & France

* Graeme Fairweather, Colorado School of Mines, USA

* Gene Golub, Stanford, USA

* Lutz Grosz, CSIRO, Australia

* Martin Gutknecht, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

* Markus Hegland, Australian National University

* Margaret Kahn, Australian National University

* Mei Kobayashi, IBM, Japan

* Erricos Kontoghiorghes, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

* Mike Osborne, Australian National University

* Steve Roberts, Australian National University

* Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota, USA

* Roger Sidje, University of Queensland, Australia

* Linda Stals, Australian National University

* Peter Strazdins, Australian National University

* Ian Turner, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

WoPLA'03 Contact

The Workshop co-chairs and organisers may be contacted by email

wopla03@maths.anu.edu.au, or by surface mail:

WoPLA'03,

Centre for Mathematics and its Applications,

Mathematical Sciences Institute,

Australian National University,

CANBERRA ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA.

fax: +61 (02) 6125 5549

The contact details of the Workshop co-chairs are:

Markus Hegland,

Centre for Mathematics and its Applications,

Mathematical Sciences Institute,

Australian National University,

Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA.

phone: +61 (02) 6125 4501

fax: +61 (02) 6125 5549

mailto: Markus.Hegland@anu.edu.au

http://wwwmaths.anu.edu.au/~hegland/

Peter Strazdins,

Department of Computer Science,

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Australian National

University,

Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA.

phone: +61 2 6125 5140

fax: +61 2 6125 0010

mailto: Peter.Strazdins@cs.anu.edu.au

http://cs.anu.edu.au/~Peter.Strazdins

Links

WoPLA'03 Workshop Web site: http://wwwmaths.anu.edu.au/wopla03

ICCS'03 Web site: http://www.science.uva.nl/events/ICCS2003/

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

From: Harbir Lamba <harbir@poincare.gmu.edu>

Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 09:17:04 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Position at George Mason University**

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a

tenure-track position in computational and applied mathematics, preferably

at the assistant professor level in the Fall of 2003. Faculty teach at both

the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain active research programs,

pursue external funding opportunities, and teach and supervise Ph.D.

students in the interdisciplinary School for Computational Sciences.

Arrange for a vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and

at least three letters of reference to be sent to Search Committee,

Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University, MS 3F2,

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444 (email: camaya@gmu.edu).

For full consideration apply before January 10, 2003; late applications

will be accepted until the position is filled. George Mason University

is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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

From: Christian Bischof <bischof@rz.rwth-aachen.de>

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 16:26:17 +0100

**Subject: Faculty Position at Aachen University**

Computer Science Professorship (C3) for Software and Tools for

Computational Engineering at Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

The Computer Science Department of Aachen University

(www.cs.rwth-aachen.de) has an opening for a C3 Professorship (roughly

equivalent to an associate professorship with tenure) for Software and

Tools for Computational Engineering. Suitable candidates must represent

this field in research and teaching and should have experience with

methods and tools for the development, optimization, or the management

of software for the simulation of complex systems.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at the graduate- and

undergraduate level as well as service courses. Interdisciplinary

research with other departments of the university, as well as an

emerging competence center for computational engineering science, is

desired.

Aachen University has roughly 30.000 students and is one of the largest

technical universities in Europe. Teaching and Research are

characterized by openness, innovation, industrial relevance and

interdisciplinarity.

The position is available March 1, 2003, and applications will be

accepted until November 28, 2002 by the Dekan der Fakult=E4t f=FCr

Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen,

Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany. The official job posting can be

found at www.rwth-aachen.de/jobs.

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From: Amnon Meir <ajm@cam.auburn.edu>

Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 11:35:49 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Auburn University**

The following ad is available on the web at:

http://www.math.auburn.edu/~smith01/position.html

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Auburn University is seeking to broaden

the scope of its expertise by developing and enhancing innovative research

and educational programs with a multidisciplinary approach. In pursuit of

this objective, the Department expects to fill at least one tenure track

position at the assistant professor level with a starting date of August 2003.

Applicants must hold a Ph. D. degree in mathematical sciences at the time

of initial appointment. Moreover they must be committed to

interdisciplinary activity and excellence in teaching and research. The

candidate's research interests should complement those of the present

faculty. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests lie in

actuarial or in computational mathematics. Auburn University has over 50

mathematicians engaged in research in a wide variety of disciplines

including algebra, analysis, linear algebra, numerical analysis, probability,

topology, geometry, and dynamical systems. In addition to an expanding

undergraduate program, there is an active graduate program with

approximately 60 graduate students studying in various areas of

mathematical science. The Mathematics Department is part of the College

of Science and Mathematics which includes strong research departments in

Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics; additionally the Colleges of

Engineering and of Business have research programs in disciplines that

require the use of the Mathematical Sciences.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

An application, transcript(s), a curriculum vita, and a description of the

candidate?s research interests and teaching philosophy, should be sent to the

address below. In addition, applicants should arrange for four letters of

recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) to be sent

to the same address. Review of applications begins February 1, 2003 and

continues until the position is filled.

Send information in care of :

Dr. Michel Smith

Professor and Chair

Department of Mathematics

Auburn University

Auburn AL 36849.

Phone: 334-844-4290; Fax: 334-844-6555.

email: smith01@auburn.edu.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility

requirements for work in the United States.

Auburn University is an equal opportunity employer

For more information about the department visit our homepage:

http://www.math.auburn.edu/

and information concerning faculty and research interests is available at:

http://www.math.auburn.edu/research/

For more information about Auburn University visit the University web site:

http://www.auburn.edu/

The Chair and a member of search committee plan to be at the AMS

combined meeting in Baltimore January 15-18 and will be pleased to meet

interested candidates.

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From: S. S. Ravindran <ravindra@ultra.math.uah.edu>

Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 14:00:12 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Alabama in Huntsville**

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama in

Huntsville invites applications for one or more tenure track

positions at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor,

beginning August 2003. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in

mathematics or applied mathematics, and show evidence of excellence in

teaching and research. Preference will be given to applicants with

research areas that match those of the department, and particularly the

areas of probability/stochastic processes and numerical analysis.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with the AMS standard

cover sheet, transcripts, description of current research and future

plans and three letters of recommendation (with at least

one letter addressing teaching) to

Chairman

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Alabama in Huntsville,

Huntsville, AL 35899.

For more information about the department, visit our web site at

http://www.math.uah.edu.

Review of applicants will begin January 6, 2003, and will continue

until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged

to apply. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative

Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.

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From: Barry Koren <Barry.Koren@cwi.nl>

Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 20:32:53 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Research Positions at CWI, Amsterdam**

Within CWI's research theme Computing and Control, and in the framework of

the research project "Space-Mapping and Related Techniques for

Inverse Problems in Magnetic Shape Design", open positions exist for:

a post-doc,

and

a PhD-student.

Primary objective of this new research project is to significantly

improve the existing computational techniques for the design of

electromechanic devices.

Governing mathematical-physical models will be the Maxwell equations.

For the discretization of these equations, use will be made of a.o.

finite-element methods.

The computational methods for solving the inverse problem (how to design

a magnet or coil to obtain a magnetic field satisfying specified properties)

will in principle be of space-mapping (defect-correction) type. Other

inverse techniques (such adjoint-equation methods or genetic algorithms)

are not excluded. Emphasis will lie on the mathematical and algorithmic

development of the inverse techniques.

If successful, in the near future, CWI plans to create a research group

in this field, with at least one permanent staff position.

The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Electromechanics and

Power Electronics Group of the Eindhoven University of Technology

(http://www.evt.ele.tue.nl/epe/).

Further information about the project can be obtained from:

prof.dr. P.W. Hemker <P.W.Hemker@cwi.nl>, +31.205924108 and

prof.dr.ir. B. Koren <Barry.Koren@cwi.nl>, +31.205924114.

For information about CWI, see: http://www.cwi.nl.

Applicants are expected to have a background in either

computational engineering, numerical mathematics, electromagnetism, or

electrical engineering.

Written applications, stating the position (post-doc or PhD-student) and with

as enclosures a curriculum vitae, and for the post-doc a list of publications

and for the PhD-student a list of marks, can be sent to:

Ms. drs. J. Koster

Personnel Department

CWI

P.O. Box 94079

1090 GB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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

Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 15:58:03 +0100 (MET)

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

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 17, Number 4 (2002)

Maria Grazia Gasparo, Sandra Pieraccini and Alessandro Armellini

An infeasible interior-point method with nonmonotonic complementarity gaps

561 - 586

Zongwu Zhu

A Modified Trust Region Algorithm

587 - 604

Hiroshige Dan, Nobuo Yamashita and Masao Fukushima

Convergence properties of the inexact Levenberg-Marquardt method under

local error bound conditions

605 - 626

F. Guerriero, M. Manchini and R. Musmanno

New rollout algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems

627 - 654

Bao-Zhu Guo

Riesz basis approach to the stabilization of a flexible

beam with a tip rigid body without dissipativity

655 - 681

Dexuan Xie and Tamar Schlick

A more lenient stopping rule for line search algorithms

683 - 700

Brian J. Driessen and Nader Sadegh

Inequality/equality constrained optimization: an analytical

robustness comparison of a feasibility method versus l1 sequential

quadratic programming

701 - 716

Sungmook Lim and Soondal Park

LPAKO: a Simplex-based Linear Programming Program

717 - 745

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/

Online sample copy:

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10556788.html

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From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 09:53:56 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Linear Algebra and its Applications

Volume 358, Issues 1-3, Pages 1-425 (1 January 2003)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/5653-2003-996419998-353855

Special issue on

ACCURATE SOLUTIONS OF EIGENVALUE PROBLEMS

Special editors:

Jesse L. Barlow

Bereford N. Parlett

Kresimir Veselic

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface, Pages 1-3

Bounds for eigenvalues of matrix polynomials, Pages 5-22

Nicholas J. Higham and Francoise Tisseur

The Orthogonal Rayleigh Quotient Iteration (ORQI) method, Pages 23-43

Achiya Dax

An algorithm for the bidiagonal SVD, Pages 45-70

Benedikt Gro[ss]er and Bruno Lang

Perturbation theory for homogeneous polynomial eigenvalue problems, Pages 71-94

Jean-Pierre Dedieu and Francoise Tisseur

A geometric theory for preconditioned inverse iteration III: A short and sharp

convergence estimate for generalized eigenvalue problems, Pages 95-114

Andrew V. Knyazev and Klaus Neymeyr

On the use of harmonic Ritz pairs in approximating internal eigenpairs,

Pages 115-137

Gerard L. G. Sleijpen and Jasper van den Eshof

Inner deflation for symmetric tridiagonal matrices, Pages 139-144

I. S. Dhillon and A. N. Malyshev

Two-sided and alternating Jacobi-Davidson, Pages 145-172

Michiel E. Hochstenbach and Gerard L. G. Sleijpen

Some new algorithms for the spectral dichotomy methods, Pages 173-194

S. K. Godunov and M. Sadkane

Relative perturbation theory for a class of diagonalizable Hermitian matrix

pairs, Pages 195-217

Ivica Naki

One-sided reduction to bidiagonal form, Pages 219-238

Rui Ralha

A note on unifying absolute and relative perturbation bounds, Pages 239-253

Ilse C. F. Ipsen

Rounding error and perturbation bounds for the symplectic QR factorization,

Pages 255-279

Sanja Singer and Saa Singer

Inclusion regions for matrix eigenvalues, Pages 281-291

Christopher Beattie and Ilse C. F. Ipsen

An implicit Jacobi-like method for computing generalized hyperbolic SVD,

Pages 293-307

Adam W. Bojanczyk

Bounds for exponentially stable semigroups, Pages 309-333

Kreimir Veseli

The Riccati algorithm for eigenvalues and invariant subspaces of matrices with

inexpensive action, Pages 335-365

Jan Brandts

Relative perturbation theory for hyperbolic singular value problem,

Pages 367-386

Ivan Slapniar and Ninoslav Truhar

Highly accurate symmetric eigenvalue decomposition and hyperbolic SVD,

Pages 387-424

Ivan Slapniar

Author index, Page 425

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