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From: G. W. Stewart <stewart@cs.umd.edu>

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

supported.

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

ftp://thales.cs.umd.edu/pub/Matran/Matran.html

or via my home page

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~stewart/

Pete Stewart

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From: Apostolos Hadjidimos <hadjidim@math.uoc.gr>

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:

Best,

Apostolos (Hadjidimos)

Department of Mathematics

University of Crete

GR-714 09 Heraklion

Greece

phones : +30-2810-393871 (direct)

+30-2810-393868 (secretary)

fax : +30-2810-393881

E-mail : hadjidim@math.uoc.gr

www page: http//www.math.uoc.gr/~hadjidim.html

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 16:42:59 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations, The Theodore von Karman Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

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

http://www.siam.org/prizes/vonkar.htm .

-Nominations-

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

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

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).

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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.

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From: Daniel Lesnic <amt5ld@maths.leeds.ac.uk>

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: amt5ld@maths.leeds.ac.uk,

Lionel Elliott

tel: 0113-3435121, e-mail: lionel@maths.leeds.ac.uk

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From: Anil Hirani <hirani@caltech.edu>

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

(Berkeley).

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

http://www.cimms.caltech.edu/workshops.html for more details.

Regards

Anil Hirani

Caltech, Control and Dynamical Systems

http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~hirani/

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From: Vecpar's Owner <vecpar@vecpar.fe.up.pt>

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:33:24 +0100

**Subject: Meeting in Valencia on High Performance Computing**

VECPAR'2004

6th International Meeting on

High Performance Computing for Computational Science

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,

Valencia, Spain

June 28-30, 2004

SUMMARY, IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2003

Proposals for tutorials due: October 31, 2003

Author's notification: January 9, 2004

Tutorials: June 27, 2004

Secretariat: vecpar2004@cfp.upv.es

Organisation: vecpar2004@upv.es

VECPAR'2004 web site: http://vecpar.fe.up.pt/2004/

INVITED TALKS

* 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)

TOPICS OF INTEREST

* 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

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From: Bart De Schutter <bdeschutter@control-lab.dcsc.tudelft.nl>

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

http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl

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From: SibJNM <sibjnm@oapmg.sscc.ru>

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

see http://www.sscc.ru/SibJNM/

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

mappings

(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

optics

(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

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From: ScienceDirect <sciencedirect@prod.lexis-nexis.com>

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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From: Chi-Wang Shu <shu@smtp.dam.brown.edu>

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:38:20 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing**

Journal of Scientific Computing

Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers

http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/0885-7474

(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

Optimization

Z.J. Wang and Y. Liu, pp.137-157.

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

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

507-534

Sunyoung Kim, Masakazu Kojima and Makoto Yamashita

Second order cone programming relaxation of a positive

semidefinite constraint

535-541

Yair Censor and Eli Tom

Convergence of string-averaging projection schemes for

inconsistent convex feasibility problems

543-554

Larry Nazareth

On conjugate gradient algorithms as objects of scientific study

555-565

Yifan Xu

A mixed and superlinearly convergent algorithm for

constrained optimization

567-581

William La Cruz and Marcos Raydan

Nonmonotone spectral methods for large-scale nonlinear systems

583-599

T. Larsson, M. Patriksson and C. Rydergren

Inverse nonlinear multicommodity flow optimization by column generation

601-613

Francois Courty, Alain Dervieux, Bruno Koobus and Laurent Hascoet

Reverse automatic differentiation for optimum design:

from adjoint state assembly to gradient computation

615-627

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