NA Digest Sunday, December 14, 2003 Volume 03 : Issue 50

Today's Editor:
Cleve Moler
The MathWorks, Inc.

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From: Cleve Moler <>
Date: Sun Dec 14 07:35:17 EST 2003
Subject: NA Digest Missing Contribiutions

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is in the email itself, not in an attachment, and that it contains only
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From: Henry Wolkowicz <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 11:19:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Jos Sturm

Last Saturday our dear colleague Jos Sturm has passed away, due to a
cerebral hemorrhage almost two months ago. We remember Jos as a very
enthusiastic and nice person. He also was an excellent researcher; his
research has received much attention and recognition both nationally and
internationally. The cremation will take place Thursday December 11th, in

We want to express our sympathy to his wife Changqing and daughter Stefanie,
his parents and brother, and other family. We offer you the following
possibility to express your sympathy. Please, write a message of sympathy to
Jos' wife and family by e-mail. Most of you do not know them, but they
might find some support in seeing sympathy messages from Jos' colleagues
all over the world. Please send the e-mail to Jos's address: I will collect them in a booklet, and offer it to the

Dick den Hertog
Tilburg University
The Netherlands

P.S. (from Chair of SIAG-Opt, H.W.)
This is a great loss to our Optimization community.
Jos was a colleague and friend to many of us; he was liked by all for
his good nature, kindness, and patience.
Jos was the editor of the SIAG-Opt Newsletter. As with everything he did,
the issues he worked on were of the highest quality.


From: Connie Young <>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 12:46:00 -0500
Subject: SIAM Annual Meeting

The submission deadlines for the 2004 SIAM Annual Meeting are fast
approaching! Go to to submit.

MEETING DATES AND LOCATION: July 12-16, 2004, Portland, Oregon

Minisymposium proposals: December 16, 2003
Minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts: January 13, 2004
Contributed papers in lecture (or poster) format: January 13, 2004

Alexandre Chorin, University of California, Berkeley
Leah Edelstein-Keshet*, University of British Columbia, Canada
Tom Grandine, The Boeing Company
Yannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University
George Oster*, University of California, Berkeley

*Joint speakers with the SIAM Life Sciences Conference

Michael B. Ray, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
"Mathematical Challenges in the Upstream Energy Business"

John Bell (Co-chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Steve Cox, Rice University
Clint Dawson, University of Texas, Austin
John Dennis (Co-chair), Rice University
George Karniadakis, Brown University
Dianne O'Leary, University of Maryland, College Park
Linda Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mary Pugh, University of Toronto, Canada
Greg Shubin, The Boeing Company

For more information visit


From: Alison Ramage <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 17:35:42 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

University of Sheffield, Friday 9th January, 2004


David Thomson, The Met Office
"Monte Carlo Methods in Modelling Atmospheric Flows and Dispersion"

Lucy Wyatt, University of Sheffield
"Inverse Methods for Ocean Surface Measurement using HF Radar"

Alistair Fitt, University of Southampton
"The Mathematics of Human Eyes"

Pat Fitzpatrick, University College Cork
"Algebraic Aspects of Coding Theory"

Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
"High Performance Computing Trends and Self Adapting Numerical Software
(SANS) - Effort"

A more detailed schedule with abstracts (where available) can be found on
the web at There is
no registration fee, but the fee for lunch and tea/coffee is 15 pounds
(payable on the day). To help us estimate numbers for lunch etc, please
indicate your intention to attend to Philip Chatwin
( as early as possible, and definitely before

Alison Ramage (
Section Secretary


From: Vasco Brattka <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 10:29:11 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Conference in Germany on Real Numbers and Computers

First call for papers
November 15-17, 2004
Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany


Submission of manuscripts: May 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2004
Revised Papers required by: September 1, 2004
Conference: November 15-17, 2004


The aim of the symposia on "Real Numbers and Computers" is to bring
together specialists from various research areas, all concerned with
problems related to computations based on real numbers. These
computations may use any number system implemented by a software
package or in hardware, including floating and fixed point, serial,
on line, continued fractions, exact, multiple precision, interval
and stochastic arithmetic.

Results are sought on both applied and fundamental questions.
Important topics discussed during these conferences include but are
not limited to:

* Foundation and properties of number systems
* Computability and complexity
* Formal aspects and automatic proof checking
* Links with number theory and automata theory
* Basic arithmetic operations
* Implementation of the standard and special functions
* Engineering of floating and fixed point algorithms
* Symbolic manipulation of numbers
* Accuracy and reliability for applications and industry
* Robust geometric algorithms and exact geometric computation
* Hardware design support and implementations

The conference will feature invited lectures and contributed talks.
Original research results and insightful analyses of current concerns
are solicited for submission. Survey and tutorial articles may be
suitable for submission if clearly identified as such.

Steering Committee:

Jean-Claude Bajard, Montpellier, France
Jean-Marie Chesneaux, Paris, France
Marc Daumas, Lyon, France
Christiane Frougny, Paris, France
Peter Kornerup, Odense, Denmark (Chair)
Dominique Michelucci, Dijon, France
Jean-Michel Muller, Lyon, France


From: Bertil Schmidt <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 14:14:26 +0800
Subject: Conference in San Diego on Cluster Computing

Cluster 2004
The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
September 20-23, 2004
Omni Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

In less than a decade, commodity clusters have become mainstream
and cost-effective computing platforms for executing a wide range of
computation-, data-, and transaction-oriented parallel applications. In
spite of countless deployed platforms and resounding application
successes, many research and development challenges remain for achieving
higher performance, scalability, and usability. The IEEE TFCC Cluster
2004 conference, to be held in beautiful San Diego, provides an open forum
for researchers, practitioners, and users to present and discuss issues,
directions, and results that will shape the future of cluster computing.

Cluster 2004 welcomes paper and poster submissions from engineers and
scientists in academia and industry describing original research work in
all areas of cluster computing. In addition, Cluster 2004 will welcome
proposals for tutorials and workshops to be held concurrently with the
conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Cluster Middleware
Cluster Networking
Cluster Management and Maintenance
Performance Analysis and Evaluation
Grid Computing and Clusters:

Authors of the best papers from the conference will be invited to submit an
expanded version of their papers for possible publication in a special issue
of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking
(IJHPCN), which will appear in 2005.

- Workshop Proposals Due March 6, 2004
- Paper Submissions Due April 16, 2004
- Tutorial Proposals Due May 14, 2004
- Paper Acceptance Notification June 1, 2004
- Exhibition Proposal Due June 18, 2004
- Final Paper Manuscripts Due July 2, 2004
- Pre-Conference Tutorials September 20, 2004
- Conference September 21-22-23, 2004

Organizing Committee:

* General Co-Chairs:
- Henri Casanova, University of California, San Diego, USA
- Daniel S. Katz, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, USA
* General Vice Chair:
- Bernard Tourancheau, Sun Microsystems, France
* Program Chair:
- Philip Papadopoulos, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA


From: T. Terlaky <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 09:58:29 -0500
Subject: Conference at McMaster on Optimization

4th Annual McMaster Optimization Conference:
Theory and Applications
(MOPTA 04)
July 28 - July 30, 2004, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The 4th annual McMaster Optimization Conference (MOPTA 04) will be
held at the campus of McMaster University. It will be hosted by the
Advanced Optimization Lab at the Department of Computing and Software
and it is co-sponsored by the Fields Institute, MITACS and IBM Canada.

The conference aims to bring together a diverse group of people from
both discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical
and applied aspects. We aim to bring together researchers from both the
theoretical and applied communities who do not usually get the chance
to interact in the framework of a medium-scale event.

Distinguished researchers will give one-hour long
invited talks on topics of wide interest.
Invited speakers include:

Ahron Ben Tal, TECHNION, Haifa, Israel
Larry Biegler, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
Jon Lee, IBM T.J. Watson Lab. NY
Jong-Shi Pang, RPI, Troy, NY
Christine Shoemaker, Cornell U., NY
Garret Vanderplaats, Vanderplaats Research and Development Inc. Colorado
Springs, CO

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minute talk.
Authors wishing to speak should submit an abstract via
the conference WEB page in ASCII or LaTex source, to
by April 30, 2004.
Please use "MOPTA 04" in the email subject line.
Notification of acceptance / Program available: May 31, 2004.
Deadline for early registration: June 30, 2004.


From: Wei Cai <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 02:15:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Conference at Brown Honoring David Gottlieb

An International Conference on the Research Trend in PDE,
Modeling and Computation

To honor Prof. David Gottlieb's 60th birthday
November 7-8, 2004, Brown University

Theme of the Conference

An international conference on the Research Trend in PDE,
Modelling and Computation will be held during November 7-8, 2004
at the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University.
This conference is organized to honor the 60th birthday of
Prof. David Gottlieb, who is a world leading contributor
to the foundation and algorithmic development of scientific
computation, and it will bring together leading researchers
to exchange ideas and envision future trends for further

Scientific committee

Wei Cai (co-chair, University of North Carolina at Charlotte),
Bertil Gustafsson (University of Uppsala, Sweden),
Chi-Wang Shu (Co-chair, Brown University),
Yvon Maday (Paris VI, France) ,
Alfio Quarteroni (EPFL, Switzerland) ,
Roger Temam (Indiana University)

Invited Speakers and Talk Topics

[1] Saul Abarbanel, Tel Aviv University, Numerical solutions of
PDE's for problems in infinite space

[2] Christine Bernardi, Paris VI, Spectral element methods

[3] Claudio Canuto, Politecnico di Torino, Adaptivity and high
order methods for PDE's,
[4] Mark Carpenter, NASA,

[5] Alexandre Chorin, Berkeley, Dimensional reduction and
renormalization with an application in fluids or in neuroscience,

[6] C. K Chu, Columbia University,

[7] Michel Deville, EPFL, Switzerland, Spectral element methods
applied to fluid flows

[8] Bjorn Engquist, Princeton University, Multiscale Methods

[9] Paul Fischer, Argonne National Laboratory, Spectral element
methods with applications in vascular flow simulation}

[10] Daniele Funaro, Universit? degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia,
Nonlinear models in electromagnetism

[11] Gene Golub, Stanford University, Iterative methods for linear

[12] Roland Glowinski, University of Houston, Computational methods
for nonlinear PDE's from differential geometry and material Sciences

[13] Bertil Gustafasson, Uppsala University, High order difference
methods for wave propagation problems

[14] Antony Jameson, Stanford

[15] Peter Lax, Courant Insititue, Dispersive systems

[16] Yvon Maday, Paris VI

[17] Ernest H. Mund , Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Application of
high-order methods for ocean wave equations

[18] Steve Orszag, Yale, Relationship between high and low-order methods

[19] Stanley Osher, UCLA

[20] Seymour Parter, Wisconsin, Preconditioning for spectral problems

[21] Alfo Quarteroni, EPFL, Numerical modeling for multiphysics}

[22] Manny Salas, NASA, Computation of high speed flows with shock waves

[23] Joel Shang, AFRL.

[24] Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland, Numerics and applied PDEs

[25] Roger Temam, Indiana University, Nonlinear evolution equations

[26] Eli Turkel, Tel Aviv University, Israel, Preconditioning with
applications to CFD and the Helmholtz equation.

Pending outside funding, travel support will be provided to graduate
students and young researchers to attend this unique event. For
further information, please contact Prof. Wei Cai at


From: Raymond Mejia <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 11:03:35 -0500
Subject: Gordon Conference on Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics

Gordon Research Conference on Theoretical Biology & Biomathematics
June 6-11, 2004
Tilton School, Tilton, NH

For an updated program, please see

To apply, use the icon at the bottom of the webpage.


Tim Elston
Raymond Mejia


From: Cathy Lee <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 08:15:11 -0700
Subject: Copper Mountain Iterative Conference


Eighth Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
March 28 - April 2, 2004
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA


The Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab
University of Maryland
Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
The University of Colorado
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics




Iterative Methods for Saddle Point and Eigenvalue Problems

Nonlinear Equations and Optimization

Software Issues: Interoperable Software and Interfaces Techniques for
Large-Scale Computers

Application Areas: Life Sciences, Materials, Transport, and Fusion

Every effort will be made to encourage contributions from anyone whose
interest lies in these important and rapidly evolving fields.


STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to
students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best research papers.


Student Papers Jan. 10, 2004
Author Abstracts Feb. 1, 2004
Early Registration Feb.27, 2004
Guaranteed Lodging Feb. 27, 2004


Please access our web site at

or contact
Cathy Lee
1390 Claremont Drive
Boulder, CO 80305 USA 303.554.1232


From: Jorge More' <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 16:03:44 -0600
Subject: Special Issue on Deterministic Global Optimization

Mathematical Programming Series B
Special Issue on "Deterministic Global Optimization and Applications"

Call For Papers

Global optimization problems often arise in the form of mixed
integer-nonlinear optimization problems that involve both discrete
decision variables and nonlinear constraints or objectives. The aim
of this special issue of Mathematical Programming B is to review,
evaluate, and chart future directions in deterministic global
optimization algorithms and software. These problems arise in major
applications, but their solution is intractable except in special

This special issue will include papers on algorithms and software
for global optimization, in particular, branch and bound methods,
interval methods, constraint satisfaction techniques, outer
approximation and underestimation techniques, necessary and
sufficient conditions for global optimality. In addition, we will
consider papers dealing with important and interesting application
areas where global optimization plays a crucial role.

Deadline for submission of full papers: April 15, 2004.
We aim at completing a first review of all papers by July 15, 2004.

Electronic submissions to the guest editors in the form of pdf files
are encouraged. All submissions will be refereed according to the
usual standards of Mathematical Programming.

Additional information about this special issue can be obtained from
the guest editors:

Sven Leyffer
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois 60439-4844

Jorge More'
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois 60439-4844


From: Anshul Gupta <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 11:41:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: IBM Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship

2004-05 Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson
Research Center invites applications for its 2004-2005 Herman Goldstine
Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer
sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an
opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department members
at the Research Center. The Research Center is located in Westchester
County, less than an hour north of New York City.

The Mathematical Sciences Department provides an atmosphere in which
basic research is combined with work on technical problems arising in
industry. Currently, about 100 permanent members, academic visitors,
and post-doctoral fellows are pursuing research in pure and applied
mathematics and in theoretical and exploratory computer science. Areas
of research include: Algorithms (approximation, randomized, and on-line);
Coding theory; Cryptography; Data mining (machine learning, pattern
recognition, and computational statistics); Dynamical systems and
differential equations; Economics (auctions, decision theory, game theory,
and experimental economics); High-performance computation (including
scientific computing and parallel computing); Numerical analysis;
Optimization (discrete, continuous, and stochastic); Probability theory
(computational finance, queuing, stochastic models, and risk management);
Statistics (time-series, multivariate analysis, design, and reliability);
Supply-chain and operations management (optimization and performance

Close interaction with permanent department members is expected, but
fellows are free to pursue their own research interests.

One fellowship will be awarded. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree
after September 1999 or should expect to receive one before the
fellowship commences in the second half of 2004. The stipend is expected
to be between $87,000 and $107,000, depending on the area and length
of experience.

Applications will be accepted between September 1, 2003 and December 31,
2003. For complete and updated details, including the application
procedure, please visit the following web-site:

IBM is committed to work-place diversity, and is proud to be an
equal-opportunity employer.


From: Gregory Luther <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 09:42:40 -0500
Subject: Staff Position at UTRC

Principle Engineer: Diagnostics and Prognostics

The Systems Department at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
invites applications for a senior position in diagnostics and prognostics.
The candidate must be a strong technical leader with experience, and an
understanding of the state-of-the-art in signal estimation and analysis as
well as decision analysis, probability and statistics.

Experience leading projects to produce impact by integrating well developed
teaming and communications skills with experience in project planning and
management are desirable. Expertise is also desirable in one or more of the
following areas: modeling, simulation, controls, mechanics, and
fluid-thermal systems. Training or experience in product reliability,
wireless sensing networks, and software process are also a plus.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to capitalize on
innovative, business-driven opportunities that are enabled by diagnostics
and prognostics technologies. The candidate will help to
identify these opportunities and to assist in the acquisition of external
contracts using experience gained working with government funding agencies,
generating value propositions, and creating strategic road maps. The minimal
educational requirements are a Ph.D. in engineering, applied mathematics or
physics with 5 years of experience, or a M.Sc. supplemented by 10 years of
industrial research experience.

The mission of UTRC is impact through innovation. UTRC partners with the
other UTC business units to impact organic growth of the Corporation through
disruptive innovation, which is manifested in both new products and new
processes. To realize this mission UTRC also partners with the best research
organizations in the world providing opportunities for external
collaboration. The operating units of UTC include Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky
Aircraft, Otis Elevators, Carrier, Hamilton-Sundstrand aerospace products
and UTC Power, including UTC Fuel Cells and combined heat and power products.

The Systems department enables innovations in products, services, operations
and logistics at the systems level through a focus on producing total
integrated solutions targeted at new and increasing revenue for UTC.
Opportunities are identified and their value realized through systems
engineering. The emphasis in the department is placed on understanding how
systems operate, clarifying the interactions that exist among subsystems and
components and specifying these interfaces to ensure robust products. These
issues are considered across all stages of the product life cycle including
concept generation, prototype design, volume production, field utilization
and field service. The department has strong competencies rooted in
mathematical modeling of UTC products and processes. The models are
validated in world-class prototyping and experimental facilities and used as
a basis for conceptual design, system optimization and validation. The
department has expertise in energy systems, HVAC systems, chemical process
systems, combustion dynamics, noise and vibration, dynamic systems and
controls, diagnostics and prognostics, operations research, numerical and
computational methods, and embedded systems. This expertise teams across all
phases of the systems engineering process: architecture specifications;
identification of physical mechanisms; subsystems and component
interactions; mathematical modeling at varying fidelities; simulation and
analysis to quantify system performance and robustness; design of necessary
control systems; and finally, prototype design, fabrication, test and

The Optimization and Diagnostics group works within integrated product
development teams in a concurrent engineering process to design, analyze and
implement diagnostics and prognostics algorithms for systems and conduct
model-based analyses for new products and processes. UTRC has a strong
tradition in controls that is currently being accelerated with the strategic
focus on system-level innovation of new products. Fuel cell power plants and
advanced fuel processing systems, building combined heat and power systems,
advanced HVAC systems, industrial gas turbines and aircraft engines, and
elevator control systems are all being studied.

For more information please contact

Dr. Gregory G. Luther
Systems Department Group Leader
Optimization and Diagnostics Group, (860)-610-2188


From: Linda Potoski <>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 11:25:26 -0800
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of California, Davis

The Center for Computational Science and Engineering invites applications
from outstanding candidates for two faculty positions associated with the
Center. The first is in the area of Computational Multiscale Materials
Science and is a joint position with one or more of the following
departments: Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Science
and/or Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. The second is a joint
position with Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in the area of
Computational Complex Systems in Mechanical and Aeronautical
Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates at the rank of
Associate or Full Professor, although qualified candidates at all levels
are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. is required. The Center's formation
recognizes the emerging importance of computation in broad areas of science
and engineering, with particular application to the discovery process of

Duties include graduate and undergraduate teaching, in addition to a
vigorous research program. For additional details please refer to our web
These positions will remain open until filled, but to assure full
consideration, complete application materials must be received by March 15,
2004. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


From: Weichung Wang <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 01:51:25 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Faculty positions at National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the National University of
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, invites applications for the assistant, associate, or
full professorships beginning Fall 2004. Applicants for the senior
positions are especially welcome. It is anticipated that the new
faculties' specializations will span fields of statistics and probability,
discrete mathematics, and scientific computing. Candidates should have
demonstrated record or potential for excellence in research, teaching, and
interdisciplinary work. Ability to teach in Chinese is required.

To apply, submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, research
summary, reprints of publications, and transcript to the following
address. At least three letters of reference must be sent directly to the
search committee. Applications received by February 29, 2004 will receive
full consideration. All materials should be sent to:

Faculty Search Committee
Department of Applied Mathematics
National University of Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan
Tel: +886-7-5919345
Fax: +886-7-5919344
Web page:


From: Saleet Jafri <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 15:00:49 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at George Mason University

Faculty Position in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

The School of Computational Sciences (SCS) at George Mason University is
seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program. The position is
located on the Prince William Campus of GMU in suburban Washington, D.C.

Successful candidates will have a strong research interests in
bioinformatics or computational biology, and a doctoral degree in a
relevant area. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to
biological modeling and simulation, design of large-scale biological
databases, statistical methods for bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics,
and molecular evolution. Additionally, a strong commitment to
contributing to our existing MS and PhD programs in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology is expected. Applicants at the Assistant
Professor level are encouraged, but all faculty levels will be
considered. Senior level applicants should have demonstrated success in
obtaining support for independent research projects, a strong
publication record, and evidence of excellence in academic teaching and

Current research activities in the Program focus on systems biology,
including the integration of genomic, gene expression and clinical
databases, the analysis of protein structure and function, models of
cellular and metabolic processes, and models of microbial consortia. In
addition, research in the Program addresses fundamental computational
methods with applications in bioinformatics, including computational
geometry, image processing, pattern recognition, and data mining. For
more detailed information about the Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology Program, please visit our website at

Interested individuals should submit a CV and a letter of intent
(including statements of research and teaching interests) to:

Dr. Saleet Jafri
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program
MS 5B3
School of Computational Sciences
George Mason University
Manassas, VA 20110 USA

Individuals should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation
sent to the same address. The application period will remain open until
the position is filled; however, review of applications will commence on
February 1, 2004, with the intent of filling the position as quickly as
possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Depending on
budgetary resources, the position will commence in August of 2004.

GMU is strongly committed to the principle of diversity, and in that
regard, seeks a broad spectrum of applicants including women, minorities
and people with disabilities for its faculty and staff positions.


From: Darlinda Dabor <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:35:35 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce the availability
of a postdoctoral position in applied mathematics and/or mechanical
engineering with emphasis on the theoretical results and/or algorithm
development for elastography problems. This position is anticipated to
begin as soon as possible but could start as late as February 2004. The
position is for one year, renewable for an additional year. Travel support
to attend conferences will be provided.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a
description of research interests, and three letters of recommendation
sent directly to: Alice Baker, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180.
Inquiries should be sent to Professor Joyce McLaughlin ( or
Professor Antoinette Maniatty (

Review of applications will begin one month after the posting of this
announcement and will continue until the position is filled.

Rensselaer is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and
Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


From: Jerome Monnier <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 14:47:50 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at INRIA, Grenoble

Postdoctoral Research Position in Applied Mathematics
(Microfluidics Context)

The applicant will reach an applied and numerical mathematics research
team (project-team IDOPT, INRIA) located in Grenoble, France.

The study is carried out in collaboration with researchers in
fluid mechanics / interfacial phenomena (LEGI, Grenoble) and AGFA company.

The final objective is the numerical modeling of a droplet impact (2D
axisymetric) on a substrat.

Firstly, the applicant will study the current formulations implemented in
our software Micralefe (Microfluidics ALE Finite Element). The model is
based on the equations of the 2D free surface Navier-Stokes equations
with surface tension forces. The dynamic of the free surface is described
using an ALE formulation (Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian). The code is
based on a C++ finite element library. Then, the applicant will derive
a surface active dynamic model (surface flow with bulk-surface
exchanges) and implement the coupling. Further developments for
non-newtonian constitutive laws are also planned.

A PhD in applied mathematics is required. Demonstrated experience in
numerical analysis, finite element methods and software development is
also mandatory. Experience in C++ is highly desirable.

This is initially a 6 months position with ~1800 Euros/month, with
renewal for up to 18 months (EEC fund). The candidate must be EEC citizen.
The successful candidate will be a willing and effective communicator
and committed to team collaboration.

The expected start date of the appointment is February 1, 2004.

Applications with full CV giving names and addresses of two referees
should be sent to:

J. Monnier
BP 53, F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.
Email :

Web sites :
INRIA, IDOPT Team-Project,

The first closing date is 9 January 2004.


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 09:56:07 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Numerical Algorithms

Vol. II of the Proceedings of the
International Conference on Numerical Algorithms
Marrakesh, October 1-5, 2001

December 2003, Volume 34 (Issue: 2-4) ISSN: 1017-1398

Computer Algebra and Bifurcations
N. Achachi, F. Richard-Jung

Numerical Simulation of Two-Phase Flow through Heterogeneous Porous Media
M. Afif, B. Amaziane

A Posteriori Estimators for the Finite Volume Discretization of an
Elliptic Problem
M. Afif, A. Bergam, Z. Mghazli, R. Verfurth

High-Order Analytical Nodal Method for the Multigroup Diffusion Equations
M. Akhmouch, N. Guessous

Simultaneous Interpolation and Approximation by a Class of
Multivariate Positive Operators
G. Allasia

A General Multiresolution Method for Fitting Functions on the Sphere
E.B. Ameur, D. Sbibih, P. Sablonniere

Some Spectral Properties of Infinite Band Matrices
B. Beckermann, A. Osipov

Error Indicators for the Mortar Finite Element Discretization of a
Parabolic Problem
A. Bergam, C. Bernardi, F. Hecht, Z. Mghazli

Orthogonal Polynomials Associated with Related Measures and
Sobolev Orthogonal Polynomials
A.C. Berti, C.F. Bracciali, A. Sri Ranga

Effective Fast Algorithms for Polynomial Spectral Factorization
D.A. Bini, G. Fiorentino, L. Gemignani, B. Meini

Study of a Numerical Approach for a Transient Flow Problem in Porous Media
A. Chakib, T. Ghemires, A. Nachaoui

Multiparameter Schemes for Evolutionary Equations
J.P. Chehab, B. Costa

Extrapolation and Adaptivity in Software for Automatic Numerical
Integration on a Cube
R. Cools

Numerical Integration of a Class of Ordinary Differential
Equations on the General Linear Group of Matrices
N. Del Buono, L. Lopez

System Identifiability (Symbolic Computation) and Parameter
Estimation (Numerical Computation)
L. Denis-Vidal, G. Joly-Blanchard, C. Noiret

A Proportioning Based Algorithm with Rate of Convergence for Bound
Constrained Quadratic Programming
Z. Dostal

Mixed Collocation for Fractional Differential Equations
F. Dubois, S. Mengue

Direct and Inverse Eigenvalue Problems for
Diagonal-Plus-Semiseparable Matrices
D. Fasino, L. Gemignani

A Comparison of Strategies for the Automatic Computation of
Two-Dimensional Integrals over Infinite Domains
M. Hill, I. Robinson

Block Krylov Subspace Methods for Large Algebraic Riccati Equations
K. Jbilou

Characterization of Trimmed NURBS Surface Boundaries Using
Topological Criteria
M. Khachan, F. Guibault, H. Deddi

Construction of ODE Curves
A. Kouibia, M. Pasadas, M.L. Rodriguez

Convergence Acceleration of Gauss Chebyshev Quadrature Formulae
M. Kzaz, M. Prevost

Evolutionary Operators in Global Optimization with Dynamic Search
E.C. Laskari, K.E. Parsopoulos, M.N. Vrahatis

Thresholds of the Divisor Methods
A. Palomares, V. Ramirez

Interval Newton Iteration in Multiple Precision for the Univariate Case
N. Revol

Practical Band Toeplitz Preconditioning and Boundary Layer Effects
S. Serra Capizzano

List of Participants


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