NA Digest Monday, March 3, 2003 Volume 03 : Issue 09

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From: Cleve Moler <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:15:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: MATLAB Short Course

We are offering a two-day short course, "Numerical Methods in MATLAB",
in San Francisco, March 24-25. I will be the instructor. This will
be followed by three one-day short courses on optimization, statistics,
and financial applpications, March 26-28. Bill Mueller, from the
MathWorks Training Group, will be the instructor. For more info, see

-- Cleve Moler


From: Ismael Vaz <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:07:35 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
Subject: NSIPS Available in the NEOS server

Dear NA readers,

We are pleased to announce that the software package NSIPS v2.1 is now
available in the NEOS server (

We thank Hans D. Mittelmann for this implementation in the NEOS server.

NSIPS (Nonlinear Semi-Infinite Programming Solver) is a solver that uses
the SIPAMPL interface to connect to AMPL. The new version additionally
implements an interior point method for semi-infinite programming.

NSIPS addresses standard semi-infinite programming problems and the full
version requires the use of the NPSOL software. The full version can be
used in the NEOS server.

Best regards,
Ismael Vaz
Minho University


From: Jean-Claude Berges <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 13:12:08 +0100
Subject: Root-finding for ODEs

Dear NA-Netters,

I have a classical system of ordinary differential equations :

y'(x) = Fj(x,y(x)) with y(x=o) = y0 , j=1, ... , n

My problem (i.e. event location or implicit output) is to
find a FIRST point Xs such that ONE of the equations (g-stop):

Gi(x,y(x)) = 0 i = 1, ..., m

is satisfied at x = Xs on the current integration interval
[x ; x+h].
On [x ; x+h], the ODEs'solution y(x) is computed by a dense
output algorithm.

So, the problem is to find the FIRST root of an equation
G(x,y(x)) = 0 on an interval [a ; b] , It is assumed that G is
a continuous function on [a ; b].
I am very interested by "good" root-finding(s) for the following cases:

=> G(x,y(x)) : polynomial form,
=> G(x,y(x)) : general function

Do you know effective methods (and free Fortran or C codes)
to solve this problem ? Any references (papers,preprints,
links, ...) would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Jean Claude BERGES
French Space Center ( DTS/MPI/MS/PNC)
18,Av. Edouard Belin
31401 TOULOUSE Cedex 04 - FRANCE

E-mail :


From: Jean-Claude Berges <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 17:16:15 +0100
Subject: Linear Systems of ODEs

Dear NA-Netters (another question about ODEs),

The position and the velocity partial derivatives of the
satellite motion with respect to any parameter appearing in
the acceleration model or to initial state may be obtained
by the numerical integration of a linear system of differential
equations with time varying coefficients:

Y''(t) = A(t)*Y(t) + B(t)*Y'(t) + C(t) (1)

Usually, this equations are integrated with the same classical
methods (Cowell, Stormer, Runge-Kutta, ..) as the nonlinear
ODEs system of the satellite motion :

X''(t) = F(t, X(t), X'(t))
with X(t): satellite position velocity vector

For the system (1), are there methods more effective than
traditional methods ?
Do you know effective methods (and free Fortran or C codes)
to solve this problem ? Any references (papers,preprints,
links, ...) would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Jean Claude BERGES
French Space Center ( DTS/MPI/MS/PNC)
18,Av. Edouard Belin
31401 TOULOUSE Cedex 04 - FRANCE

E-mail :


From: Mark Friedman <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 19:36:48 -0600
Subject: Examples of Large PDE Problems in MATLAB

I am testing a MATLAB code for continuation and bifurcation analysis of
large problems, and I am looking for examples of large problems written
in MATLAB, such as discretized (by any methods) PDEs, including reaction
diffusion and convection problems in 1 - 3 dimensions.

Thank you.

Mark Friedman
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Alabama in Huntsville


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 14:30:47 -0500
Subject: Nominations for SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E



The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science & Engineering

The joint SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science & Engineering will be
presented at the First Joint Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM (which is the
24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI and the 2003 SIAM Annual Meeting) to
be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16-20, 2003.

The prize, established in 2002, is awarded in the area of computational
science in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development
and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the
solution of science and engineering problems. The prize is intended to
recognize one individual for outstanding research contributions to the
field of computational science and engineering. The contribution(s) for
which the award is made must be publicly available and may belong to any
aspect of computational science in its broadest sense.


There are no restrictions on eligibility beyond those specified above.

Description of Award

The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize.


Nominations may be made by anyone, including members of the selection
committee. It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide all
relevant information to the selection committee, including a resume and
any letter(s) of support. In case his or her nominee will be chosen,
the nominator will also be asked to provide the draft of a citation of
about 100 words that can be read at the award ceremony.

Nominations should be sent to the SIAM office at the address
below. Nominations must be received by March 14, 2003.

Professor Linda Petzold
Chair, CS&E Prize
c/o Joanna Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are Linda Petzold
(UC-Santa Barbara), Chair; Wayne Enwright (University of Toronto); and
David Wehrly (Forefronts Foundation for Large Scale Computation).


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:50:20 -0500
Subject: ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms

Conference Name: ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA04)

Conference Program Chair: Ian Munro, University of Waterloo

Location: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Dates: January 11-13, 2004

The Call for Presentations will be available in May 2003 at

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Ed Saff <>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 18:20:03 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Conference in Nashville on Advances in Constructive Approximation

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, will host the international
conference "Advances in Constructive Approximation" during the period
May 14-17, 2003. This conference marks the commencement of
the Special Year in Approximation at Vanderbilt and is
organized by the newly founded Center for Constructive Approximation.
Main speakers include:
John J. Benedetto (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Len Bos (Univ. of Calgary, Canada)
Kirill Kopotun (Univ. of Manitoba, Canada)
Kenneth McLaughlin (Univ. N. Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
Gerlind Plonka (Gerhart-Mercator Univ., Germany)
Mihai Putinar (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Vilmos Totik (Univ. South Florida, USA, and Univ. of Szeged, Hungary)
Joseph D. Ward (Texas A & M Univ., College Station, USA)
The conference will also feature special sessions dedicated to
Will Light and Dieter Gaier.
To register for the conference, go to
The deadline to submit an abstract is April 23, 2003.
The organizers (Akram Aldroubi, Doug Hardin, Mike Neamtu, and Ed Saff)
look forward to seeing you there.


From: Peter Coveney <>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:26:02 +0000
Subject: Conference in Beirut on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics

The 12th International Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics:
"From micro to meso to macro"
will be held from 25-29 August 2003 at the
Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences
American University of Beirut

Full conference details, registration and the call for papers are available
on-line at:

Invited speakers include:

D Meyer (San Diego)
B C Eu (McGill)
E Flekkoey (Oslo)
Or-Yang Zhong Can (Beijing)
A Hoekstra (Amsterdam)
I Karlin (ETH-Z=FCrich)
B Boghosian (Boston)
T Inamuro (Kyoto)
G Ciccotti (Rome)
P Coveney (London)
R Golestanian (Zanjan, Iran)
C Tsallis (Rio de Janeiro)
H Rafii-Tabar (Tehran, Iran)
J P Boon (Brussels)
N Ananikyan (Yerevan)
S Succi (Rome)
Z Gevorkian (Yerevan)
P Lallemand (Paris)
J Yeomans (Oxford)


PETER V COVENEY, Chair (University College London)
MAZEN AL-GHOUL (American University of Beirut)
EDO BOEK (Schlumberger Cambridge Research)
BRUCE BOGHOSIAN (Tufts University)
JEAN PIERRE BOON (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
A CHAMSEDDINE (American University of Beirut)
BASTIEN CHOPARD (University of Geneva)
SAURO SUCCI (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Rome)
RUIBAO TAO (Fudan University, Shanghai)
J TOUMA (American University of Beirut)


J P BOON (Universit'e Libre de Bruxelles)
N BRILLIANTOV (Universitat de Barcelona)
H CHEN (Exa Corporation, Lexington, MA)
S CHEN (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
B CHOPARD (Universit'e de Geneva)
P V COVENEY (University of London)
D D'HUMIERES (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)
T INAMURO (Kyoto University)
R KAPRAL (University of Toronto)
D R NOBLE (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA)
P SLOOT (University of Amsterdam)
R TAO (Fudan University, Shanghai)


From: Ya-xiang Yuan <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 23:56:58 +0800
Subject: Conference in Gui Lin, China on Numerical LA and Optimization

First Announcement and Call for Papers
International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimizationand
Guilin, October 7-10, 2003

An International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization will
be held at Guilin, China, October 7-10, 2003. It is organized by the Institute
of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Academy of
Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Its sponsors
include Chinese Natural Science Foundation, Chinese Mathematical Society,
Chinese Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics etc.. Invited lectures
on recent advances of numerical optimization and numerical linear algebra
will be given.
List of invited speakers includes (tentative):

M. Fukushima (Kyoto Univ, Japan)
G. Golub (Stanford Univ, USA)
B.S. He (Nanjing Univ. China)
T. Luo (McMaster Univ., Canada)
M.J.D. Powell (Univ of Cambridge, UK)
E.W. Sachs (Univ Trier, Germany)
T. Terkelay (McMaster Univ., Canada)
L.Q. Qi (Hong Kong Polytechnic)
J.Z. Zhang (City Univ, Hong Kong)
S.L. Zhang (Tokyo Univ., Japan)

Limited number of short (about 20 minutes) contributed talks will be accepted
for presentation. Papers on theoretical, computational and practical
aspects of numerical optimization and numerical algebra are welcome.

Prospective participants (except invited speakers) should send their
preregistration giving address (postal and e-mail, if available) and
accommodation preference(single or double room) to the address below by
post or e-mail before April 15 2003. Those who want to contribute 20 minute
talks please sent the title and abstract (Latex file preferred) by e-mail.
Second announcement will be sent in June 15 2003 to those who preregister.

For further information, please contact the following address:

Prof. Ya-xiang Yuan
State Lab. of Scientific and Engineering Computing
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering
Chinese Academy of Sciences
P.O. Box 2719, Beijing 100080, China

Conference website:


From: Dave Sloan <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:18:50 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Conference in Edinburgh on Computational Modelling in Medicine

Computational Modelling in Medicine
17-19 September 2003
Edinburgh, Scotland

Held under the auspices of the International Centre for
Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), and incorporating the twelfth
Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium (SCMS). The
first day of the meeting will follow the usual SCMS format,
and the second and third days will involve a mixture of
invited and contributed talks.

Penny Davies (Strathclyde:,
Dugald Duncan (Heriot-Watt:,
Dave Sloan (Strathclyde:

Steering Committee:
Joe Barbenel (Strathclyde), Sir Alfred Cuschieri (Dundee),
Nick Hill (Glasgow), Oliver Jensen (Nottingham),
Chris Johnson (Utah), Jonathan Sherratt (Heriot-Watt).

Conference themes:
Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation play a
major role in many important medical applications.
The meeting will be organised around the two interlinked
MECHANICS. The purpose is to bring together people who work
on mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, simulation
and direct medical applications related to these areas,
and to act as a focus to stimulate further research and the
development of even more realistic medical simulations.

Speakers include:
J Barbenel (Strathclyde, UK) A Cuschieri (Dundee, UK)
M Heil (Manchester, UK) N Hill (Glasgow, UK)
J Humphrey (Texas A&M, US) O Jensen (Nottingham, UK)
C Johnson (Utah, US) A Quarteroni (Lausanne, Switz)
S Shaw (Brunel, UK) J A Sherratt (Heriot-Watt, UK)
R T Tranquillo (Minnesota, US)

The meeting is supported by EPSRC.

The meeting will be take place in Edinburgh, and accommodation will
be arranged by ICMS.

Further information will be available in due course on the SCMS
web page


From: Nicola Mastronardi (<>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:07:06 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop in Bari on Numerical Linear Algebra

School and Workshop on "Numerical Linear Algebra and Its Applications"
September 15-24, 2003, Monopoli, Italy

The XXI School of Computational Mathematics, organized by Istituto per le
Applicazioni del Calcolo "M. Picone", sez. Bari, CNR, Italy, will be held
in the hotel Porto Giardino, Monopoli, Bari, Italy, September 15-20, 2003.

This year, the emphasis of the school is on "Numerical Linear Algebra and
Its Applications". The school is addressed to graduate students, PhD students,
young researchers in different scientific disciplines (Mathematics, Statistics,
Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, ...).

The school consists of 5 short courses taught by:

Gene H. Golub, Stanford University, USA,
Iterative methods for solving linear systems (5 hours)
Lars Elden, University of Linkoping, Sweden,
Linear Algebra in Data Mining, (5 hours)
Dario A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy, and
Marc Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium,
Linear algebra tools for Markov chains, problems and algorithms (8 hours)
Zdenek Strakos, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic,
Krylov subspace methods (5 hours)
Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium,
Linear algebra in computional biosignal processing (5 hours)

During the school, seminars will be given by Michael Ng, Owe Axelsson,
Valeria Simoncini, Luca Gemignani, Stefano Serra-Capizzano, Beatrice Meini,
Daniele Bertaccini.

The week after the school, an international workshop on Numerical Linear
Algebra and Its Applications will take place in the same hotel Porto Giardino,
Monopoli, Bari, Italy,September 22-24, 2003.

Preliminary list of invited speakers:

Owe Axelsson, University of Nijnegen, The Netherlands
Daniele Bertaccini, University of Rome, Italy
Dario A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy
Lars Elden, University of Linkoping, Dept. of Mathematics, Sweden
Luca Gemignani, University of Pisa, Italy
Gene H. Golub, Stanford University, USA
Beatrice Meini, University of Pisa, Italy
Michael Ng, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Stefano Serra-Capizzano, University of Insubria, Italy
Valeria Simoncini, University of Bologna, Italy
Zdenek Strakos, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Marc Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The workshop will consist of invited talks and contributed talks of 25 minutes.
Abstracts must be submitted to:

Nicola Mastronardi
Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "M. Picone", sez. Bari
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via G. Amendola 122/I
I-70126 Bari Italy
fax: +39 (0)80 5588235

before April, 30, 2003.

The proceedings of the Workshop will be published in a special issue of
Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications. All papers will be refereed,
following the same standard regarding quality requirements as for ordinary
issue papers.

Organizing Committee

Dario A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy
Nicola Mastronardi (Chairman), Istituto per le applicazioni del calcolo
"M. Picone", sez. Bari, CNR, Italy
Marc Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

More information on deadlines and registration can be found on the

Nicola Mastronardi


From: Victor Ganzha <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:21:14 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop in Passau, Germany on Computer Algebra

The 6th International Workshop
on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing
CASC 2003
September 20-26, 2003
Passau, Germany

First Announcement and Call for Papers

The methods of Scientific Computing play an important role in research
and engineering applications in the natural and the engineering
sciences. The significance and impact of computer algebra methods and
computer algebra systems for scientific computing has increased
considerably in recent times. Nowadays, such general-purpose computer
algebra systems as Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD and others enable their users
to solve the following three important tasks within a uniform framework:
symbolic manipulation
numerical computation
The ongoing development of such systems, including their adaptation to
parallel environments, puts them to the forefront in scientific computing
and enables the practical solution of many complex applied problems in the
domains of natural sciences and engineering.

The topics addressed in the workshop cover all the basic areas of
scientific computing provided by application of computer algebra methods
and software:
computer algebra and approximate computations
numerical simulation using computer algebra systems
parallel symbolic-numeric computation
problem-solving environment
symbolic-numeric interface
Internet accessible symbolic and numeric computation
symbolic-numeric methods for differential and differential-algebraic equations
computer algebra based simulations
algebraic methods for nonlinear polynomial equations and inequalities
symbolic and numerical computation in systems engineering and modeling
algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra
computer algebra in industry
solving problems in natural sciences

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers and
engineers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, numerical
analysis, industry, etc. An important goal of the workshop is to bring
together all these specialists for the purpose of fostering progress
on current questions and problems in advanced scientific computing.

Conference and Organizing Committee

Workshop co-chairs
Vladimir Gerdt (Dubna)
Ernst W. Mayr (Munich)
Program committee
Alkiviadis G. Akritas (Volos)
Gerd Baumann (Munich)
Hans-Joachim Bungartz (Stuttgart)
Andreas Dolzmann (Passau)
Victor Edneral (Moscow)
Victor Ganzha (Munich, co-chair)
Simon Gray (Ashland)
Evgenii Grebenikov (Moscow)
Jaime Gutierrez (Santander)
Ilias Kotsireas (Waterloo, Ontario)
Robert Kragler (Weingarten)
Richard Liska (Prag)
Eugenio Roanes-Lozano (Madrid)
Michal Mnuk (Munich)
Francesco Oliveri (Messina)
Werner Seiler (Heidelberg)
Akhmadjon Soleev (Samarkand)
Stanly Steinberg (Albuquerque)
Nikolay Vassiliev (St. Petersburg)
Gilles Villard (Grenoble)
Evgenii Vorozhtsov (Novosibirsk, co-chair)
Andreas Weber (Bonn)
Christoph Zenger (Munich)

Workshop organizing committee

Werner Meixner (Munich, chair)
Annelies Schmidt (secretary)

Local organizing committee

Andreas Dolzmann (Passau)
Thomas Sturm (Passau)
Volker Weispfenning (Passau)



From: Daniela Calvetti <>
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 13:41:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Case Western Reserve University

A position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics
at Case Western Reserve University will be open starting as soon as possible.

The position is part of the newly established interdisciplinary
Center for Modeling Integrated Metabolic functions (MIMS) mission
to develop advanced numerical methods for simulating metabolic functions
in the human body. The research involves areas such as large-scale time
dependent partial differential equations, sensitivity analysis and
parameter estimation.

The candidate is expected to have a PhD in mathematics or applied mathematics
with a strong background in the numerical solution of partial differential
equations. Some experience with C, C++, FORTRAN, or Matlab is expected.

Interested applicants can get further information about the position by

Daniela Calvetti

Applications including an updated CV, list of publications, a statement
of research interests and the names and e-mail addresses of three
should be sent to

Daniela Calvetti
Department of Mathematics
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44122

Applications from women and underrepresented groups are particularly


From: Philip Aston <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 09:44:42 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Research Position at University of Surrey


Applications are invited for a Research Professorship from candidates with
a strong research background in any branch of the mathematical sciences,
but particularly at the interface between mathematics and any of the
following disciplines: genomics, materials science, meteorology,
nuclear physics, probability, quantum science, scientific computation,
life sciences, signal and image processing, statistics, stochastics.

For the first five years of the post the successful candidate will occupy
a Research Chair with light teaching and administrative duties, with a
resumption of the normal duties of a professorial member of staff
thereafter. The Chair will be accompanied by the appointment of a Lecturer.

Applied mathematics and Statistics at Surrey were both
awarded a 5A rating in the 2001 RAE. Areas of research strength include
dynamical systems, symmetry and patterns, geometric
mechanics, mathematical biology and physiology, health statistics,
Bayesian analysis, and statistical aspects of dynamical systems,
with applications in physics, fluid mechanics, medicine, biology,
and engineering. Information about
current research activity in the department can be found at the

The Post is available from 1st September 2003 or such other date as may be
agreed. The appointment will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances
of the University, and the salary is on the
Professorial Scale according to qualifications and experience.

Informal academic enquiries are welcome and may be made to

Professor B L Weiss,, +44-(0)1483-689128

Professor T J Bridges,, +44-(0)1483-689642

For an application pack, please contact Mrs Linda Allen, Personnel
Department, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH,
telephone 01483 689279 or email quoting
Reference 3706.

The closing date for applications is 14 March 2003.

Electronic application documents may be downloaded by following the
link to ``Employment Opportunities'' on

The University is Committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy


From: Istvan Maros <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 16:48:07 -0000
Subject: Lectureship Position at Imperial College, London

If there is anybody in your academic neighbourhood that is remotely
interested in a job at Imperial College, London, please forward this to

Lectureship in Computational Operations Research/Computational Finance
Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK

Applications are invited from researchers with a good computational
background and some research record.

The details are given in the following. Those interested should also
feel free to contact Istvan Maros ( or Berc Rustem


From: Frank Knoben <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:43:47 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at RWTH Aachen

Position at RWTH Aachen:

At the IGPM (Institut fuer Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik) we are
currently developing the new multidimensional flow solver QUADFLOW.
This is part of the interdisciplinary collaborative research center
SFB401 "Flow Modulation and Fluid-Structure-Interaction" funded by
the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

In this project we can offer a full PhD/Postdoc position which
can be filled immediately. The salary is according to BAT IIa. The
appointment covers a period of 3 years but can be extended for
additional 3 years, provided that DFG will continue funding the project.

The main task will be to parallelize the QUADFLOW solver using the
Message Passinge Interface (MPI) and to run it on PC clusters as well as
on the Sun Fire SMP-Cluster of the Scientific Computing Center of the
RWTH Aachen.

We are looking for candidates with good skills in C++ and MPI. Some
background in numerical analysis and computational fluid dynamics would
be helpful.

Applications should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen
Institut fuer Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik
RWTH Aachen
Templergraben 55,
52056 Aachen,


From: Zidong Wang <>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:20:38 -0000
Subject: PhD Studentship at Brunel University

PhD studentship in Intelligent Signal Processing
Intelligent Data Analysis Group
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University, U.K.

The primary purpose of this university-funded project is to develop novel
signal processing (in particular, filtering) techniques, and apply them in
microarray data analysis. Applicants must have (or hope to get) a First or
Upper Second Class Degree or Masters Degree (preferred) in the areas of
electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics or computer science.
Practical knowledge about one or more of the following areas would clearly be
an advantage: control and filtering theory, neural network, evolutionary
algorithm, numerical computation as well as stochastic analysis. The successful
candidate will join the Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) research group.

This is a three-year, fully funded PhD post (suitable for any UK/EU citizen).
The studentship will be funded at the normal rate (full home student fees +
10,840 Pounds per year living expenses), with the opportunity of undertaking
additional paid undergraduate teaching. Overseas students will have the
annual income around 4,000 Pounds, after paying the overseas fee. The start
date is as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Dr. Zidong Wang either
by e-mail ( or phone (01895-274000x3942).

Application Details

Please send two copies of your CV and covering letter giving the names of
two academic referees, before the March 31 of 2003 to:

Dr. Zidong Wang
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB8 3PH, U.K.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 12:23:18 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 17, Number 6 (December, 2002)
Special 10th anniversary issue: Part II

Y. Q. Bai, C. Roos and M. El Ghami
A primal-dual interior-point method for linear optimization
based on a new proximity function

Michael C. Ferris and Meta M. Voelker
Slice models in general purpose modeling systems: An application to DEA

Paola Festa, Panos Pardalos, Mauricio Resende, and Celso Ribeiro
Randomized heuristics for the MAX-CUT problem

G. Ghiani, F.Guerriero, L. Grandinetti and R. Musmanno
A Lagrangean heuristic for the plant location problem with multiple
facilities in the same site

J. Peng and T. Terlaky
A dynamic large-update primal-dual interior-point method
for linear optimization

Jos F. Sturm
Implementation of interior point methods for mixed semidefinite
and second order cone optimization problems

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

Online sample copy and Instructions for authors :


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