NA Digest Saturday, September 27, 2003 Volume 03 : Issue 39

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From: G. W. Stewart <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 14:31:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Matran, A Fortran 95 Matrix Wrapper

I would like to announce the availability of Matran (pronounced
MAY-tran), a Fortran 95 wrapper that implements matrix operations and
computes matrix decompositions using Lapack and the Blas. Although
Matran is not based on a formally defined matrix language, it provides
the flavor and convenience of coding in matrix oriented systems like
Matlab, Octave, etc. By using routines from Lapack and the Blas,
Matran allows the user to obtain the computational benefits of these
packages with minimal fuss and bother.

Matran has the following features.

1. Matran supports computation with general, diagonal, triangular,
Hermitian, and positive definite matrices. Empty matrices are

2. Matran uses overloaded and defined operators to implement
the common matrix operations, including manipulations with
partitioned matrices. In addition, Matran provides functions
and constructors for norms, random matrices, etc.

3. Matran supports the following matrix decompositions: Pivoted
LU, Cholesky, QR, pivoted QR, spectral, SVD, real Schur,
and eigendecomposition.

4. Matran allocates memory automatically, attempting to reuse
memory whenever possible. It provides a systematic way for
deallocating memory when it must be done by the programmer.

5. Matran is an open package. It is easy to add new capabilities.

Further information about Matran may be found at

or via my home page

Pete Stewart


From: Apostolos Hadjidimos <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 13:52:04 +0300
Subject: Change of Address for Apostolos Hadjidimos

Dear friends and colleagues:

Having returned to the University of Crete I would
like to let you know that my old/new coordinates are
given below:

Apostolos (Hadjidimos)

Department of Mathematics
University of Crete
GR-714 09 Heraklion

phones : +30-2810-393871 (direct)
+30-2810-393868 (secretary)
fax : +30-2810-393881
E-mail :
www page: http//


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 16:42:59 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations, The Theodore von Karman Prize


SIAM will present the Theodore von Karman Prize at the SIAM Annual Meeting
scheduled for July 12-16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.

-Principal Guidelines-

The award will be given for a notable application of mathematics to mechanics
and/or the engineering sciences made during the five to ten years preceding
the award. The award may be given either for a single notable achievement or
for a collection of such achievements.

-Description of Award-

The award consists of a hand-calligraphed certificate and a $1,000 cash prize.
Expenses for the winner to attend the annual meeting to receive the award will
be borne by SIAM.

Further information about the award, including past winners, may be found at .


A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s) should be
sent by January 30, 2004, to:

Von Karman Prize Selection Committee
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 selection committee consists of J. Tinsley Oden (University of Texas at
Austin), Richard D. James (University of Minnesota), Thomas R. J. Hughes
(University of Texas at Austin).


From: Unreadable
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:02:07 +0300
Subject: Report from Conference in Greece on Computational Methods

The International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and
Engineering 2003 (ICCMSE 2003) took place in Kastoria, Greece with great
success between 12 and 16 September 2003.

More than 140 colleagues, mainly from abroad, participated in ICCMSE
2003. The main sessions were on Computational Mathematics, Computational
Chemistry, Computational Physics, Computational Engineering,
Computational Medicine, Computational Biology, Computational Finance etc.

During the Conference the Chair of ICCMSE 2003 (Dr. T.E. Simos)
granted the 3 prizes of ICCMSE 2003.

The prize on Computational Physics was given to Professor Dr. Dzevad
Belkic (Nobel research grantee in Physics).

The prize on Computational Mathematics was given to Professor Dr. John
Butcher (Elected Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand).

The prize for Young Scientist (with age lower than 40 years) was given
to Dr. J. Vigo-Aguiar.

We want to congratulate again the winners of the prizes.

We want also to thank the participants of ICCMSE 2003.

Soon, we will give informations about ICCMSE 2004.


From: Daniel Lesnic <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 15:36:20 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Workshop at Leeds on Inverse Problems

An Inverse Problems Workshop will be held in
the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds on
3rd November 2003.

Programme of talks:

14.05 - 14.55 S. Chandler-Wilde (University of Reading) - "Time domain
inverse scattering by rough surfaces".

15.05 - 15.55 S. Arridge (University College London) - "Inverse problems
in optical tomography".

16.00 - 16.15 Tea Break

16.20 - 16.55 A.S. Blagovestchenskii (St.Petersburg, Russia) - "Solutions
to the wave equation with sources at infinity".

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Daniel Lesnic
tel: 0113-3435181, e-mail:,
Lionel Elliott
tel: 0113-3435121, e-mail:


From: Anil Hirani <>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 06:52:21 -0700
Subject: Workshop at Caltech on Discrete Geometry for Mechanics

We are organizing a workshop at Caltech on Discrete Geometry for
Mechanics. The dates are October 3-4, 2003.

This small workshop brings together mathematicians, computer scientists
and computational mechanics researchers to discuss discrete geometry
for mechanics. Speakers include Marino Arroyo (Caltech), Alain Bossavit
(CNRS), Mathieu Desbrun (USC), Robin Forman (Rice), Jenny Harrison
(Berkeley), Jerry Marsden (Caltech),
Peter Schroeder (Caltech), Yuri Suris (Berlin) and Alan Weinstein

This workshop will be of special interest to those numerical analysts
who have been following the recent exciting progress in discrete
mechanics (like variational integrators).
Discrete geometry for mechanics is another part of the puzzle of how
geometry might be used in computational mechanics.

Sorry that this announcement may be a bit late for non-locals but
researchers in California might still be able to make it. Registratrion
is fee.

See the workshop website available from for more details.

Anil Hirani
Caltech, Control and Dynamical Systems


From: Vecpar's Owner <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:33:24 +0100
Subject: Meeting in Valencia on High Performance Computing

6th International Meeting on
High Performance Computing for Computational Science

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,
Valencia, Spain
June 28-30, 2004

Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2003
Proposals for tutorials due: October 31, 2003
Author's notification: January 9, 2004
Tutorials: June 27, 2004
VECPAR'2004 web site:


* Grid Technology to Biomedical Applications
Vincent Breton (CNRS/IN2P3, LPC Clermont, France)

* Datagrid
Fabrizio Gagliardi (CERN School of Computing, Switzerland)

* Parallel Simulation of Multicomponent Systems
Michael T. Heath (Computational Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

* Large Scale Simulations
Tetsuya Sato (Earth Simulator Center in Yokohama, Japan)

* Flexible bodies interacting with flowing fluids (Bio-fluid dynamics)
Michael Shelley (The Courant Institute, New York University, USA)

* Data management in large scale P2P systems
Patrick Valduriez (INRIA, IRIN, France)


* Cluster and Grid Computing
* Computing in Biosciences
* Concurrent Engineering
* Data Processing
* Educational Issues in Computational Science and Engineering
* Large Scale Simulations in all areas of Engineering and
Science (e.g., Computational fluid dynamics, Crash and
structural analysis)
* Numerical Methods (PDE, linear and non-linear algebra, etc.)
* Parallel and Distributed Computing
* Problem Solving Environments
* Scientific Visualization


From: Bart De Schutter <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 15:53:45 +0200
Subject: PhD Positions at Delft University of Technology

4 PhD positions at Delft University of Technology

The newly formed Delft Center for Systems of Control of Delft University
of Technology in The Netherlands has vacancies for PhD positions
on the following topics:

* Multi-agent control for traffic networks

This project aims at developing an innovative control theory
specifically suited to the coordinated anticipatory control of
heterogeneous traffic flows in urban and motorway traffic networks
using a combination of techniques from distributed and hierarchical
control, supervisory control, model-based control, hybrid systems
control, and multi-agent control.

* Learning control of mechatronic systems

The goal of this project is to develop iterative learning control
policies for dynamic positioning of complex mechatronic systems.
The challenge is to develop a new identification for model based
learning control methodology that takes into account identification of
the dominant non-linear dynamics of the mechatronic device under
analysis. The overall goal is to improve the convergence
speed of iterative learning controllers.

* Identification and control of LPV systems using orthonormal basis functions

This project aims at the development and application of a new generation of
tools for identification (experimental modeling) and control of nonlinear
and/or nonstationary processes, with the goal to bridge the obvious gap
between modeling and control requirements by the creation of relatively
simple models, that are both accurate in the representation of the all-over
system behavior, and suited for control design. One of the approaches
taken will consist of interpolation of locally linear models.

* Model reduction algorithms for nonlinear dynamical systems

Currently, model order reduction of nonlinear systems is mainly done on
an ad hoc basis, often based on operator knowledge and intuition about
the system. A balancing method for smooth nonlinear systems that recently
has been developed offers a structured basis for performing model order
reduction on nonlinear state-space systems from an input-output view point.
This project aims at structured and computationally efficient algorithms
and tools so that nonlinear model reduction based on balancing becomes a
useful tool for dealing with classes of complex nonlinear systems.

For more information on these positions and how to apply, see


From: SibJNM <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 09:33:45 +0600
Subject: Contents, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
Volume 6, No. 4, 2003

For information to contributors and about subscriptions

Marchuk G.I.
Forty years in the Computer center
(in Russian), pp.313-321

Dymnikov V.P., Volodin E.M., Galin V.Ya., Glazunov A.V., Gritsoun A.S.,
Dianskii N.A., Lykosov V.N.
Climate and climate change: mathematical theory and numerical modeling
(in Russian), pp.347-379

Goldin S.V.
Geometrical fundamentals of seismic imaging: realization of contact
(in English), pp.323-345

Il'in V.P.
On the numerical solution of direct and inverse problems of
geoelectromagnetic exploration
(in Russian), pp.381-394

Kargin B.A.
Statistical modelling in stochastic problems of the atmosphere and ocean
(in Russian), pp.395-410

Lavrentiev M.M.
Models of a medium and problems of geophysical data interpretation
(in Russian), pp.411-413

Mikhailenko B.G.
Simulation of seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous media
(in English), pp.415-429

Romanov V.G.
On one approach to an inverse problem solution for a hyperbolic equation
(in Russian), pp.431-439


From: ScienceDirect <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 07:53:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis Volume 44, Issues 1-2,
Pages 1-429 (28 October 2003)
Special Issue in Honour of Stan Azen: a Birthday Celebration
Edited by J.C. Niland, A.A. Afifi and E.J. Kontoghiorghes

Special Issue in Honour of Stan Azen: a Birthday Celebration, Pages 1-2
Joyce C. Niland, Abdelmonem A. Afifi and Erricos John Kontoghiorghes

A comparative study of algorithms for solving seemingly unrelated regressions
models, Pages 3-35
Paolo Foschi, David A. Belsley and Erricos J. Kontoghiorghes

Recursive estimation in econometrics, Pages 37-75
D. S. G. Pollock

BLUP in the nested panel regression model with serially correlated errors,
Pages 77-88
Myoungshic Jhun, Seuck Heun Song and Byoung Cheol Jung

Eight test statistics for multilevel structural equation models, Pages 89-107
Ke-Hai Yuan and Peter M. Bentler

Testing and dating of structural changes in practice, Pages 109-123
Achim Zeileis, Christian Kleiber, Walter Kramer and Kurt Hornik

Maximum likelihood estimation and model comparison of nonlinear structural
equation models with continuous and polytomous variables, Pages 125-142
Sik-Yum Lee and Xin-Yuan Song

Local influence in principal component analysis: relationship between the
local influence and influence function approaches revisited, Pages 143-160
Yutaka Tanaka, Fanghong Zhang and Yuichi Mori

Curves discrimination: a nonparametric functional approach, Pages 161-173
F.Ferraty and P. Vieu

Bayesian method for learning graphical models with incompletely categorical
data, Pages 175-192
Zhi Geng, Yang-Bo He, Xue-Li Wang and Qiang Zhao

Testing for outliers from a mixture distribution when some data are missing,
Pages 193-210
Wayne A. Woodward and Stephan R. Sain

A measure of association for complex data, Pages 211-222
Seung-Chun Lee and Moon Yul Huh

Inferences based on multiple skipped correlations, Pages 223-236
Rand R. Wilcox

A monitoring display of multivariate outliers, Pages 237-252
H. Caussinus, M. Fekri, S. Hakam and A. Ruiz-Gazen

Pseudo R-squared measures for Poisson regression models with over- or
underdispersion, Pages 253-271
Harald Heinzl and Martina Mittlbock

Implementing the Bianco and Yohai estimator for logistic regression,
Pages 273-295
Christophe Croux and Gentiane Haesbroeck

General balance, large data sets and extensions to unbalanced treatment
structures, Pages 297-304
Roger W. Payne

Density estimator for strip transects when animals show directional movement
and observation speed is slow, Pages 305-312
Verena M. Trenkel

Transformations, background estimation, and process effects in the statistical
analysis of microarrays, Pages 313-338
Karen Kafadar and Tzulip Phang

Quest for a sensible null distribution in longitudinal microarray experiments,
Pages 339-347
Johannes Husing, Irina Gana Dresen and Karl-Heinz Jockel

Robust estimation under progressive censoring, Pages 349-376
Indrani Basak and N. Balakrishnan

A parallel algorithm for semi-infinite programming, Pages 377-390
S. akovi, B. Rustem and S. P. Asprey

Analysis of EEG data using optimization, statistics, and dynamical system
techniques, Pages 391-408
Panos M. Pardalos, Vitaliy Yatsenko, J. Chris Sackellares, Deng-Shan Shiau,
Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse and Leonidas D. Iasemidis

Web-based statistical system by using the DLL, Pages 409-418
Chooichiro Asano and Akinobu Takeuchi

Configural frequency analysis and association analyses in contingency tables,
Pages 419-429
N. Victor and M. Kieser


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:38:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers
(Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded since 2003)

Volume 20, Number 1, February 2004

Spectral Versus Pseudospectral Solutions of the Wave Equation
by Waveform Relaxation Methods
Z. Jackiewicz, B. D. Welfert and B. Zubik-Kowal, pp.1-28.

On Coordinate Transformations for Summation-by-Parts Operators
M. Svard, pp.29-42.

Simulation Study of Aspects of the Classical Hydrogen Atom
Interacting with Electromagnetic Radiation: Circular Orbits
D. C. Cole and Y. Zou, pp.43-68.

A Numerical Study on Large-Time Asymptotics of the
Lifshitz-Slyozov System
J. A. Carrillo and T. Goudon, pp.69-113.

A Numerical Modeling of Rayleigh-Marangoni Steady Convection
in a Non-Uniform Differentially Heated 3D Cavity
E. Bucchignani and D. Mansutti, pp.115-136.

Spectral (Finite) Volume Method for Conservation Laws on
Unstructured Grids III: One Dimensional Systems and Partition
Z.J. Wang and Y. Liu, pp.137-157.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 18:28:16 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 18, Number 5 (October 2003)

John E. Mitchell
Polynomial interior point cutting plane methods

Sunyoung Kim, Masakazu Kojima and Makoto Yamashita
Second order cone programming relaxation of a positive
semidefinite constraint

Yair Censor and Eli Tom
Convergence of string-averaging projection schemes for
inconsistent convex feasibility problems

Larry Nazareth
On conjugate gradient algorithms as objects of scientific study

Yifan Xu
A mixed and superlinearly convergent algorithm for
constrained optimization

William La Cruz and Marcos Raydan
Nonmonotone spectral methods for large-scale nonlinear systems

T. Larsson, M. Patriksson and C. Rydergren
Inverse nonlinear multicommodity flow optimization by column generation

Francois Courty, Alain Dervieux, Bruno Koobus and Laurent Hascoet
Reverse automatic differentiation for optimum design:
from adjoint state assembly to gradient computation


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