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From: Elias A. Lipitakis <>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 15:51:14 +0200
Subject: Honorary Degree in Greece for R. C. Merton

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that

(Nobel 1997 in Economics)
University of Harvard, U.S.A.

received a Honorary Doctorate of Science from the
Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics
and Business (AUEB) on September 29th, 2003, in Athens, Greece.
The citation for the degree is as follows:

"For pioneering work and fundamental contributions to
Financial Economics, Mathematical Modeling and Computing Sciences,
in particular Financial Analysis, Theory of Derivatives and
Derivative Instruments, and their significant Applications in
Economic Sciences and development of Financial Engineering and
Derivative Markets"

Please join us in congratulating Professor Robert C. Merton
on his seminal contributions to Sciences.

Professor Elias A. Lipitakis


From: Ruth Allewelt <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 11:48:51 +0100
Subject: New Book, Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul

Announcement of a major new textbook

Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul
Kenneth Eriksson, Donald Estep, Claes Johnson

Volume I: Derivatives and Geometry in R3
XLIV, 426 pp., ISBN: 3-540-00890-X

Volume II: Integrals and Geometry in Rn
XLIV, 360pp, ISBN: 3-540-00889-6
due to appear on October 22nd, 2003

Volume III: Calculus in Several Dimensions
XLIV, 428 pp, ISBN: 3-540-00891-8

also available as a set: ISBN 3-540-00891-8

'Applied Mathematics: Body & Soul' grew from the mathematics education
reform project at Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden. It is
a completely new beginners course motivated by the computer revolution to
prepare students in mathematics, science and engineering for using the
manifold potential of computational mathematical modeling in these fields.

Further information on 'Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul', Tables of
Contents and sample chapters can be found at or via Springer's web site at

Lecturers intending to adopt or recommend the three-volume set should
contact Ilka Osterod, Springer textbook marketing, at


From: Qiang Ye <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 17:11:55 -0500
Subject: Version 2 of EIGIFP, A Program for Eigenvalue Computations

This is to announce that a new version of EIGIFP is available for
download now. EIGIFP is a MATLAB program to compute a few extreme
eigenvalues of the large matrix eigenvalue problems:
A x = lambda x or A x = lambda B x
where A, B are symmetric and B > 0. The program uses incomplete
factorizations to precondition an eigenvalue problem and is
particularly suitable for problems where factorization of B or
shift-and-invert is difficult. Some algorithmic improvements have
been included in this version. A documentation is also available
now. To download the program, please visit:

Qiang Ye, University of Kentucky


Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 11:19:42 -0800
Subject: New Fortran Standard Coming Soon

A revision of the Fortran standard, to be known informally as Fortran
2003, is nearing publication. This is a substantial revision -- much
larger than the 1995 revision, but not as large as the 1990 revision.

John Reid has written an excellent summary of the changes, which is
available at or (file sizes 101Kb
and 59Kb respectively)

The major additions are Object-Oriented Programming and Interoperability
with C, but N1579 is 38 pages, and its table of contents is more than
one page. Minor additions include procedure pointers, finalization of
derived-type objects, parameterized derived types, pointer rank remapping
(allows viewing one-dimensional arrays as higher-dimensional arrays),
enumerations, the ASSOCIATE construct (similar to Pascal's WITH),
transferring an allocation (generalization of the frequently-requested
reallocate capability), VOLATILE attribute, access to the command line
and environment variables, standard named constants for "*" input and
output units, access to message text for input/output and other errors,
access to features of the IEEE floating-point arithmetic standard, longer
names and statements, generalization of expressions for array dimensions
and initial values, user-defined derived-type input/output, asynchronous
input/output, and stream input/output -- and this list is not exhaustive.

Those interested to study the proposed standard in detail can find it
at Search for
1539-1 and get "ISO/IEC FCD 1539-1" (FCD means Final Committee Draft).
This publication is available at no cost. It is also available from (4.0Mb), and from in compressed pdf (2.2
MB), postscript (1.0 MB) and plain text (394 KB) formats.

A period of public comment has been announced concerning this document.
Comments about typographical errors, poor exposition, and inconsistencies
are especially welcome. Technical comments are allowed, but at this
stage in the process it is unlikely that substantial technical changes
will be undertaken, as this would delay publication for at least 18

If commentors who are residents of the United States or who represent
U.S.-domiciled corporations wish their comments to be officially
registered they should ne sent to Deborah J. Spittle at dspittle _at_ and to PSA Dept. at psa _at no later than 15 December

Commentors in UK should send their comments to David Muxworthy at
d.muxworthy _at_ no later than 16 January 2004.

Instructions for commenters in Canada can be found at

Commentors from other countries should contact their national bodies. A
list of ISO members is at
MemberList.MemberSummary?MEMBERCODE=10. However in case of difficulty
please send comments to one of the published Fortran contact addresses.
It is more important that Fortran users worldwide make their views known
than they are prevented from doing so by bureaucracy.

Informal comments can be sent to the Chair of the ANSI/INCITS J3
committee, Dan Nagle at dnagle _at_, to the committee
librarian, Mallory North at Charles.M.North _at_ Rose-Hulman.Edu, or the
J3 international representative, Van Snyder at Van.Snyder _at_ To avoid our addresses being collected by spam robots,
we've disguised them in the obvious way. We apologize for the


From: Philippe Guillaume <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 09:27:10 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Toulouse on Shape Optimization


The french CNRS research group "new applications of shape
optimization" is organizing a two-days international workshop
in Toulouse (France) on march 25 and 26 2004. The title of the
workshop will be


Invited speakers are :
Steve COX
Abderrahmane HABBAL
Mohamed JAOUA
Francois JOUVE
Geran PEEREN Philips Medical Systems (to be confirmed)
Florence RABIER
Michael WILSON

There will be also some 30mn contribution talks. If you are
interested in giving such a talk, contact Philippe Guillaume by email
( before Dec. 19th, together with a one page
abstract of your talk in postcript or pdf format. Official language is
English. Acceptance of your talk will be notified on Jan. 9th 2004.

The organizers :
Philippe GUILLAUME, Samuel AMSTUTZ, Mohamed MASMOUDI, Antoine HENROT


From: Russell Luke <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 16:40:02 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Conference in Denver on Image Reconstruction

Conference on Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data III
Part of the SPIE 49th Annual Meeting
2-6 August 2004
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado USA

Conference Chairs: Philip J. Bones, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand);
Michael A. Fiddy, UNC Charlotte (North Carolina); Rick P. Millane, Univ.
of Canterbury (New Zealand)

Program Committee

Yoram Bresler, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana Champaign;
Julian C. Christou, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz;
Christopher Dainty, Univ.Galway, Ireland;
Peter C. Doerschuk, Purdue Univ.;
James R. Fienup, U of Rochester;
Donald Fraser, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia);
Richard G. Lane, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand);
D. Russell Luke, Simon Fraser University
Robert V. McGahan, Air Force Research Lab.;
Alok Mitra, University of Auckland, N.Z.
Rocco Pierri, Seconda Univ.degli Studi di Napoli (Italy);
Marc Saillard, CNRS (France);
Michael B.Silevitch, Northeastern Univ.;
Eric Thiebaut, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France);
Markus E. Testorf, Dartmouth College
Jong Ye, Philips Research USA

The theme of this conference is methods and algorithms for reconstructing
images of a physical system or object from remotely-sensed data, in which
the data are incomplete (in the sense that they do not, by themselves,
allow a direct computation of a high-fidelity image). It is therefore
necessary to incorporate other information or constraints to obtain a
useful solution. The design of effective and efficient algorithms for
using the different kinds of available data and constraints to obtain a
solution is of primary importance in these kinds of problems. In many,
although not all, of these problems the data are related to a wavefield
that carries information concerning the object, i.e. they often involve
scattering or diffraction. Example technical areas include phase
retrieval, deconvolution, inverse scattering, regularization, and imaging
through turbulence. Example application areas include radar imaging,
medical imaging (ultrasonic, x-ray CT, MRI, optical diffusion and optical
coherence, etc.), laser imaging, optical and radio astronomy, microscopy,
crystallography, geophysical imaging (atmospheric profiling, ocean
acoustic, seismic, etc.), and signal design. The applications and methods
used are diverse, and we invite contributions from researchers in any
discipline who make use of these kind of techniques.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

phase retrieval superresolution and deconvolution
image and system modeling and regularization
probabilistic and Bayesian methods for inverse problems
optimization methods for image recovery
matched filtering
sampling and aliasing
computationally efficient algorithms
wavefield propagation
radar and inverse scattering
imaging of, or through, turbulent, refracting, or highly scattering media
profile inversion
applications in remote sensing, medicine, biology, geophysics, etc.

For those who are interested, various real data sets are available for
evaluating inverse scattering and phase retrieval algorithms.


From: Eun-Jae Park <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:43:03 +0900
Subject: Conference in Korea on Computational Mathematics

Call for Papers:

Com2MaC Conference on Computational Mathematics
Kolon Hotel, Gyeongju (Kyungju), Korea
December 9-12, 2003

Conference Themes

- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Domain Decompositions
- Mixed Finite Element Methods
- Least Squares Finite Element Methods
- Singular Perturbations
- Wavelet and Approximations

Conference Chairman

Kwang Ik Kim, POSTECH

International Advisory Committee :

Max D. Gunzburger, Florida State University
R. Bruce Kellogg, University of South Carolina
Thomas A. Manteuffel, University of Colorado at Boulder
Charles A. Micchelli, State University of New York at Albany
Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin
Olof Widlund, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science

Important Dates :(tentative)

October 31, 2003 - Deadline for submission of abstracts for contributed papers
October 31, 2003 - Deadline for registration

Invited Speakers :

F. Brezzi, Universita di Pavia, Italy
Max D. Gunzburger, Florida State University, U.S.A.
Ben Yu Guo, Shanghai Normal University, P.R.China
Benqi Guo, University of Manitoba, Canada
John Heywood, University of British Colombia, Canada
Karl Heinz Hoffmann, Center of Advances European Studies and Research, Germany
R. Bruce Kellogg, University of South Carolina, U.S.A.
Wayne Lawton, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Thomas A. Manteuffel, University of Colorado at Boulder, U.S.A.
Charles A. Micchelli, State University of New York at Albany, U.S.A.
Mariarosaria Padula, University of Ferrara, Italy
Zhong-Ci Shi, Institute of Computational Mathematics, China
Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
Junping Wang, Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A.
Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
Olof Widlund, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, U.S.A.
Lung-an Ying, Peking University, China
Youngmok Jeon, Ajou University, South Korea
Hong Oh Kim, KAIST, South Korea
Sang Dong Kim, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Jae Ryong Kweon, POSTECH, South Korea
Kil Hyun Kwon, KAIST, South Korea
YongHoon Kwon, POSTECH, South Korea
Chang-Ock Lee, KAIST, South Korea
Hyungchun Lee, Ajou University, South Korea
Hae-Soo Oh, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A.
Eun-Jae Park, Yonsei University, South Korea
Jin Keun Seo, Yonsei University, South Korea
Dong Woo Sheen, Seoul National University, South Korea

For more information, please visit the homepage


From: Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 16:06:24 +0100
Subject: Conference in Neuchatel on Computational Management Science

Computational Management Science Conference
Workshop on Computational Econometrics and Statistics
2-5 April 2004, Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Organized in co-operation with the Society for Computational Economics.

Main sponsor: Citigroup

The Conference will cover all computational aspects of management
science. It aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
to discuss recent developments in computational methods, models and
empirical analysis for decision making in economics, finance,
management, and related aspects of engineering. This is intended to
include areas such as data mining, management science/operations
research, econometrics, statistics, computer science, numerical
methods, engineering decision and design problems such as control
systems, process systems, power systems and energy production.

Papers are solicited that deal significantly with computational
aspects of such topics as: linear and nonlinear systems, econometrics,
statistics, stochastic control, automatic differentiation, nonlinear
model solution methods, mathematical programming algorithms,
variational inequality and other algorithms for computing equilibria,
algorithmic models of decision making including genetic algorithms,
auction modeling, neural networks, artificial intelligence,
computability and complexity theory, parallel and supercomputing,
qualitative reasoning and models including qualitative simulation.

The organization of sessions and minisymposia are encouraged.

Two days of tutorials will take place during the meeting.
o Computational Econometrics and Statistics
o High Performance Computing and Decision-Making


Special Issues will publish selected papers presented at the
conference following a standard peer review procedure:

o Peer review papers will be considered for publication in a special
issue of the journal Computational Management Science

o Papers containing a strong computational statistics component will
be considered for publication in the journal Computational
Statistics & Data Analysis (
Standard peer review procedure will be applied.

Co-Chairs: E.J. Kontoghiorghes, G. Barone-Adesi, D. Belsley, M. Gilli,
B. Rustem and P. Pardalos.

International Program Committee:

H. Amman (NL), M. Binder (GE), M. Broadie (USA), C. Charalambous (CY),
C. Chiarella (AU), N. Christofides (UK), R. Coppi (IT), E.B. Dagum
(IT), C. Deissenberg (FR), I. Demetriou (GR), M. Dempster (UK),
G. Dickinson (UK), J. Doornik (UK), M: Dubois (CH), L.F. Escudero
(SP), S.-C. Fang (USA), P. Foschi (IT), E. Gelenbe (USA), J. Gondzio
(UK), M. Grauer (GE), N. Gulpinar (UK), M. Juillard (FR), M. La Rocca
(IT), L. Lasdon (USA), S. Leyffer (USA), A. Luati (IT), A. Marazzi
(CH), I. Maros (UK), J. Mayer (CH), B. Mirkin (UK), J.M. Mulvey (USA),
A. Nagurney (USA), R. Neck (AT), D.S.G. Pollock (UK), S. Sayan (TR),
S. Scholtes (UK), R. Siciliano (IT), S. Siokos (UK), G. Toraldo (IT),
H.P. Williams(UK), V. Wieland (GE), P. Winker (GE), E. Xekalaki (GR),
M. Zarin (CH), S. Zenios (CY).

Local organizing committee:
E.J. Kontoghiorghes, C. Gatu, M. Hofmann and P. Yanev (CH),
C. Christodoulou (UK), S. Martzoukos (CY).

Important dates:

Submission of 1-page abstracts: 20 February 2004
Notification of acceptance: 27 February 2004
Tutorials: 2-3 April 2004
Conference: 3-5 April 2004
Submission of full papers: 30 June 2004
Notification of decision: 30 August 2004
Final papers: 30 October 2004

Single page plain text abstracts should be sent before the deadline by
email to the workshop secretariat (


From: John Guckenheimer <>
Date: 31 Oct 2003 09:30:12 -0500
Subject: Fellowships in Nonlinear Systems at Cornell

The Cornell IGERT Program in Nonlinear Systems has received renewed
funding from the NSF. We anticipate awarding 8-12 two year fellowships
for students who will begin the Program in the Fall of 2004. Fellowship
stipends will be $27,500 for a twelve month period. NSF fellowship
support is restricted to US citizens or permanent residents.

The Nonlinear Systems Program is designed to foster research broadly
on nonlinear systems that combines theory, computation and empirical
data. Four thematic areas will be emphasized:

1. Complex Networks:

We are exploring such topics as the World Wide Web, populations with
hidden structure (e.g., the network of injection drug users in a major
city), the resilience of ecosystems composed of hundreds of interacting
species and mathematical patterns in the statistics of forest fires,
earthquakes, and blackouts.

2. Machines and Organisms - Locomotion and Manipulation:

We view organisms as part of a continuum of solutions to the mechanical
challenges of locomotion, flight and manipulation. Comparing and
contrasting moving machines and organisms enables us to understand
both better.

3. Biological Pattern Formation:

We are using theoretical models, novel visualization and data analysis
techniques to study the dynamics of spatially extended systems in terms
of defect structures and patterns such as scroll waves. We seek an
understanding of complex phenomena like cell migration and heart rhythm
disorders that involve a large number of dynamical degrees of freedom.

4. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology:

Through the use of theoretical models and large-scale computation, and
leveraging the enormous experimental investment by the biology
we plan to develop biologically useful theories of large subsystems
of cellular function, specifically in the areas of gene regulation,
manufacture of RNA and proteins, and cell signaling.

Program requirements consist of two courses in nonlinear dynamics
and computational methods, a year-long interdisciplinary project,
participation in an IGERT seminar, a summer internship and completion
of a Ph.D. minor.

Applications are coordinated through participating graduate fields at
Cornell. Applicants should describe their interest in the IGERT program
as part of the statement of purpose in their Cornell graduate school
application. They should also complete the contact form on the web site

(click on IGERT Fellowship and then Application).

Inquiries may be directed to John Guckenheimer at


From: Hristo Kojouharov <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 09:17:44 -0600
Subject: Chair Position at the University of Texas, Arlington

The Mathematics Department at The University of Texas at Arlington
invites applications for the position of department chairman, a
tenured full professor position. The appointment begins September 1,
2004 and is subject to the availability of funding.

Applicants should have an outstanding record of research and external
funding, commensurate with appointment at the level of full professor.
Special consideration will be given to candidates with a major research
initiative compatible with the research interests of the faculty, and
with administrative experience. The successful applicant will be
committed to both graduate and undergraduate education, and will be an
effective communicator with faculty, students and upper administration.

The University of Texas at Arlington, located in the Dallas/Fort Worth
metroplex, is the second largest campus in the UT system and has 25,000
students. It has strong research programs in engineering and science.
The Mathematics Department houses 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty,
and has research strengths in both pure and applied fields. The
department offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. As part
of the university's College of Science, the department actively
participates in interdisciplinary research efforts at the interface
between mathematics/statistics, science, engineering and local

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. Interviewing
will begin January 15, 2004. The search will remain open until the
position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest,
a current vita and the names of at least three references.
Electronic applications are encouraged, and may be submitted to Hard-copy application materials should be sent to:

Dr. John L. Fry
Search Chair Math
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19408
Arlington, Texas 76019-0408

More information may be obtained from the department's web page at

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer.


From: Bruce Long <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 10:57:30 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position at Arizona State University


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics ( and
the School of Life Sciences ( at Arizona State
University invite applications for a joint, tenure-track position in
computational biology commencing Fall 2004. All candidates must have an
earned doctoral degree in mathematics, computer science, biology, or a
closely related area by August 16, 2004, and have demonstrated potential
for excellence in cross-disciplinary teaching and research activities
straddling both units. Candidates must have research strengths in
scientific computing/computational mathematics with emphasis on
applications for molecular and cellular biology, genetics, or related
biological disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates who have
experience in research applications for medical and/or disease studies.
The individual selected for this position will be expected to establish
an extramurally funded research program.

The successful candidate will join a thriving group in computational
mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and
molecular and computational biology and bioinformatics in the School of
Life Sciences. The applicant will be expected to be an active
participant in the Sloan Foundation funded graduate program in
Computational Biosciences ( on the ASU
campus. Departmental facilities include networked clusters of high-end
workstations, several graphics computers, and access to the University's
central computing facilities.

Arizona State University, a Research 1 institution, is rapidly
developing a national and international profile in computational
biosciences and biotechnology in addition to the cross-disciplinary
Computational Biosciences program, ASU recently founded the Arizona
Biodesign Institute ( and has close ties to the
rapidly expanding genomics community of local Phoenix, including the
Translational Genomics Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics

Applicants must send i) a curriculum vita, ii) a personal statement
addressing their research agenda, and iii) a statement of teaching
philosophy, and iv) must arrange for three letters of recommendation to
be sent to:

Computational Biology Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Arizona State University
PO Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

Review of the applications will begin on January 16, 2004; if not filled
weekly thereafter or until the search is closed.

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action


From: Rosemary Renaut <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 08:51:07 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position at Arizona State University

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Arizona State University
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level, beginning in the fall semester of 2004. Applicants are
required to have a Doctorate in mathematics with a research emphasis in
analysis, by August 16, 2004. Candidates must also have demonstrated
potential for excellence in mathematical research and teaching at all
levels, and conducting collaborative, interdisciplinary research in an
applied field, such as image compression or medical or geological
imaging, which would mesh with existing research groups in the Ira A.
Fulton School of Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected
to secure external funding for research and publish in the area of
analysis, to provide quality teaching of undergraduate and graduate
students, and to participate in on-campus interdisciplinary mathematics
activities and appropriate professional service.

The main campus of Arizona State University has approximately 47,000
students and is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix
area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural
opportunities. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics currently
has 48 full time faculty members and over 77 supported Graduate
Students. ASU has numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary
collaboration. The Department has excellent computing resources,
including individual faculty workstations and access to the University's
central computing facilities.

Applicants must send:
(1) a curriculum vita,
(2) an AMS Cover Sheet available at,
(3) a personal statement addressing their research agenda, and
(4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and must also arrange for three
letters of
recommendation to be sent to:

Analysis Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Arizona State University
PO Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

Review of the applications will begin on January 16, 2004; if not filled
weekly thereafter or until the search is closed.



From: Fran Moshiri <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 14:50:58 -0600
Subject: Faculty Position at Rice University

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM)
Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
( invites applications for a tenure track assistant
professorship beginning AY 04-05, from exceptionally well qualified
candidates with research interests in numerical optimization or the analysis
and numerical solution of partial differential equations. The Department is
particularly interested in applicants with demonstrated research interest in
the interaction of biology with mathematics and computation, or in software
engineering and high performance computation, in conjunction with one or
more of the above fields. Candidates should have a PhD and have
demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching.

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of
excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education.
The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research
programs in optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse
problems, and partial differential equations. Interdisciplinary work is a
fundamental aspect of the Department's program. Amongst many other
interdisciplinary collaborations, CAAM faculty are active in the Keck Center
for Computational Biology,, and the Rice/Baylor
Neuroscience Program,

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita and a
description of research to:

Staffing Committee
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005-1892

At least three letters of reference are required; the candidate should have
these sent directly to the above address.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.


From: Jens Lang <>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 10:09:14 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Research Positions at Technische Universitaet Darmstadt

We invite applications from

Scientific Researchers (phd-researcher or postdoc)
- Vgr. IIa BAT -

for two open positions in our computational research group.

The positions are related to the development and implementation of

Adaptive Numerical Algorithms for the Simulation
of Transient Magnetic Fields.

Qualification: Applicants are expected to have a strong background
in scientific computing/numerical analysis or engineering and physics
with a close link to computational mathematics. We aim at effectively
combining mathematical analysis, algorithmic research, and real life

The successful applicants will work in an interdisciplinary
environment of researchers consisting of Prof. Dr. Jens Lang
from the Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing group at
the Department of Mathematics and Dr. Markus Clemens from the
Computational Electromagnetics Institute of the Department of
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Our inter-
disciplinary team offers a cooperative working atmosphere and
access to many interesting projects.

Complete applications including the usual documents (CV with date
of birth, list of publications, copies of certificats) should be
submitted as hardcopies. Applications that are incomplete or sub-
mitted by email can not be considered.

Contact addresses are:

Dr. Markus Clemens
Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory (TEMF)
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Schlossgartenstrasse 8, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jens Lang
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Department of Mathematics
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Schlossgartenstrasse 7, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany


From: Andrew P Smith <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 15:55:31 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Research Position at the University of Applied Sciences, FH Konstanz


The Institute of Applied Research at the University of Applied Sciences
Konstanz invites applications for a research position in the project
'Parameter Set Estimation'. The project covers the rigorous estimation of
the parameters of some models, where data uncertainties are present. This
project is a joint project with the Institut de Recherche en Informatique
(IRIN) at the Universite de Nantes in France and funded by the German
Ministry of Education and Research and the French-German program PROCOPE.

We are looking for a candidate having at least an M. Sc. degree and a
background in interval computations. Also some knowledge in constrained
programming would be beneficial. Proficiency with programming in C/C++ and
a good command of the English or German language are highly desirable.
The position offers the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree or
to achieve additional scientific qualifications. The appointment will be
for about 14 months. The salary will be commensurate (BAT IIa, the exact
amount is depending on age and personal status).

To apply, please send your CV, including publications via email as soon as
possible, preferably in PS or PDF format, to
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.

Prof. Dr. Juergen Garloff
University of Applied Sciences / FH Konstanz
Department of Computer Science
PO Box 100543
D-78405 Konstanz
Tel.: +49-7531-206-627 (office)
+49-7533-934975 (home)
Fax: +49-7531-206-559


From: Miguel Fernandez <>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 18:28:59 +0100
Subject: Research Assistant Position at EPFL

The Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing (
of the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, is
seeking a graduate student with a degree in Engineering or Applied Mathematics.
We offer a three year research contract in the field of Multidisciplinary
Numerical Optimization with Applications in Fluid Dynamics, starting in January
2004 and possibly leading to a PhD degree.

The potential candidate should have an excellent knowledge of numerical
approximation of partial differential equations (preferably with finite
elements or finite volumes). Knowledge of fluid dynamics, scientific
programming (possibly for large scale computing), linear programming and
programming languages (Fortran or, preferably, C and C++) are
preferential requirements. Good knowledge of English (written and
spoken) is mandatory. Knowledge of French is welcomed. The salary level
will be calculated according to the standards for EPFL Assistants.

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From: Science Direct <>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 09:52:56 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 55, Issues 7-8, Pages 785-983 (December 2003)

Radial solutions for the Ginzburg-Landau equation with applied magnetic field,
Pages 785-826
Myrto Sauvageot

Existence and multiplicity of solutions for certain Dirichlet problems with
nonlinearity depending on the derivative, Pages 827-843
Naira Del Toro and Francisco Roca

Fenchel duality in infinite-dimensional setting and its applications,
Pages 845-858
Kung Fu Ng and Wen Song

Singular Lidstone boundary value problem with given maximal values for
solutions, Pages 859-881
Ravi P. Agarwal, Donal O'Regan and Svatoslav Stank

Solvability of nonlinear pseudoparabolic equation with a nonlocal boundary
condition, Pages 883-904
Abdelfatah Bouziani

Diffraction problems for quasilinear reaction-diffusion systems, Pages 905-926
G. Boyadjiev and N. Kutev

Nonuniqueness for a critical nonlinear heat equation with any initial data,
Pages 927-936
Julia Matos and Elide Terraneo

Cauchy problem for weakly linearly degenerate hyperbolic systems in diagonal
form, Pages 937-949
Ta-Tsien Li and Yue-Jun Peng

On topological degree for potential operators of class (S)+, Pages 951-968
Duong Minh Duc, Nguyen Le Luc, Le Quang Nam and Truong Trung Tuyen

Periodic and subharmonic solutions for superquadratic discrete Hamiltonian
systems, Pages 969-983
Zhiming Guo and Jianshe Yu


From: Science Direct <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 09:23:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Linear Algebra and its Applications Volume 376, Pages 1-305 (1 January 2004)

p-Metrics on and their Busemann compactifications, Pages 1-18
Shmuel Friedland and Pedro J. Freitas

Revisiting the Siegel upper half plane I, Pages 19-44
Shmuel Friedland and Pedro J. Freitas

Revisiting the Siegel upper half plane II, Pages 45-67
Pedro J. Freitas and Shmuel Friedland

Decomposition of generalized polynomial symmetric matrices, Pages 69-83
R. B. Bapat, S. K. Jain and John Tynan

The separability problem and normal completions, Pages 85-95
Hugo J. Woerdeman

Permanents of doubly stochastic matrices with diagonal submatrices of fixed
order, Pages 97-108
Suk-Geun Hwang and Eun-Young Lee

On the rank of the matrix radius of the limiting set for a singular linear
Hamiltonian system, Pages 109-123
Yuming Shi

On ray-nonsingular matrices, Pages 125-134
Hamid-Reza Fanai

On the Laplacian spectral radius of a graph, Pages 135-141
Huiqing Liu, Mei Lu and Feng Tian

Convexity of the joint numerical range: topological and differential
geometric viewpoints, Pages 143-171
Eugene Gutkin, Edmond A. Jonckheere and Michael Karow

A characterization on graphs which achieve the upper bound for the largest
Laplacian eigenvalue of graphs, Pages 173-186
Kinkar Ch. Das

Conditional S-matrices, Pages 187-206
Guang-Hui Xu and Jia-Yu Shao

Two sharp upper bounds for the Laplacian eigenvalues, Pages 207-213
Xiao-Dong Zhang

Matrices with totally signed powers, Pages 215-224
Hai-Ying Shan and Jia-Yu Shao

Symmetric association schemes attached to finite upper half planes over rings,
Pages 225-234
Makoto Tagami

Computation of canonical matrices for chains and cycles of linear mappings,
Pages 235-263
Vladimir V. Sergeichuk

Matrix inequalities in statistical mechanics, Pages 265-273
N. Bebiano, J. da Providencia, Jr. and R. Lemos

Lower bounds on zero-one matrices, Pages 275-282
A. Toni

A note on T. Chan's preconditioner, Pages 283-290
Ming-Chao Cai and Xiao-Qing Jin

Congruential automorphism groups of general matrices, Pages 291-298
Susana Furtado and Charles R. Johnson

On some matrix inequalities, Pages 299-303
Xingzhi Zhan


From: J. Numer. Math. <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 19:57:10 +0300
Subject: Contents, Journal of Numerical Mathematics

Vol.11, No.4, 2003, pp.253-324


Stability and convergence of mixed discontinuous finite element methods
for second-order differential problems
H.Chen and Z.Chen

A penalty approach to the numerical simulation of a constrained wave motion
R.Glowinski, A.Lapin, and S.Lapin

Penalty finite element approximations of the stationary power-law Stokes
L.Lefton and D.Wei

Author Index


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