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From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 11:58:28 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: 2004 IBC Prize Announcement**

2004 PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN INFORMATION-BASED COMPLEXITY

The recipient of the Prize is Peter Mathe, from the Weierstrass

Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin. The prize

consists of $3000 and a plaque. The award will be presented at the 2004

Workshop on Continuous Algorithms and Complexity at Schloss Dagstuhl,

Germany in September 2004.

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From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 12:04:53 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Nominations for Young Researcher Award**

NOMINATIONS FOR 2004 INFORMATION-BASED COMPLEXITY

YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD

This annual award is for significant contributions to information-based

complexity by a young researcher. The prize will consist of $1000 and a plaque

and will be awarded at a suitable location.

Any researcher who has not reached their 35th birthday by September 30th

the year of the award is eligible.

The members of the Award Committee, Stefan Heinrich, Universitat

Kaiserslautern, Frances Kuo, University of New South Wales, Joseph F.

Traub, Columbia University, Arthur G. Werschulz, Fordham University, and

Henryk Wozniakiowski, Columbia University and University of Warsaw, would

appreciate nominations. However, a person does not have to be nominated

to win the award.

The deadline for nominations for the award is September 30, 2004.

Nominations should be send to Joseph Traub. The

award can be for work done in a single year or a number of years. The

work can be published in any journal, number of journals or monographs.

------------------------------

From: Jack Dongarra <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 09:41:13 -0400

**Subject: Updated Survey on Freely Available Software**

I have posted an update to the collection of freely available software for

the solution of linear algebra problems. The updated list can be found at:

http://www.netlib.org/utk/people/JackDongarra/la-sw.html

Thanks,

Jack <mailto:dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

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From: Renato Spigler <spigler@dmsa.unipd.it>

Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 18:22:22 +0200 (MEST)

**Subject: Change of Address for Renato Spigler**

Starting July 2004, I'll move for good to my home University. Since

then, I'll have nothing more to do with the University and the city of

Padova (Padua).

My addres there will be

Renato Spigler

Department of Mathematics

University of ``Roma Tre"

1, Largo San Leonardo Murialdo

00146 Rome

(Italy)

Tel. +39-06-5488.8211

Fax +39-06-5488.8080

email: spigler@mat.uniroma3.it

http://www.mat.uniroma3.it/dipartimento/membri/spigler_homepage.html

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From: Andrei Bogatyrev <gourmet@inm.ras.ru>

Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 18:14:48 +0400

**Subject: Constrained Minimization of the Uniform Norm**

Dear colleagues,

We are interested in the examples of the constrained minimization of the

uniform norm problems in the space of polynomials. Such problems arise in

optimization of numerical algorithms, construction of electrical filters,

optimal control, signal processing... Three typical examples of such

problems are listed below. The examples of the similar minimization

problems involving rational functions or uniform norm as a constraint

are also welcome. The examples when the degree $n$ of the polynomial

(or rational function) is supposed to be high $n\approx 1000$ are of

particular interest to us.

Our research team elaborated an effective approach to the above problems

based on the techniques of algebraic geometry. Now we're adapting those

techniques to the real time problems from different branches of science

and industry.

Andrei Bogatyrev,

Leading research fellow,

Institute for Numerical Mathematics,

Russian Academy of Sciences.

119991 Russia

Moscow GSP-1

ul. Gubkina, 8

INM RAS

gourmet@inm.ras.ru

The uniform norm of the function $P(x)$

on the closed subset of the real axis $E$ is the value

$||P||_E:= \max_{x\in E} |P(x)|$.

1. $E$ is a collection of real segments. Minimize the

norm $||P_n||_E$ of a degree $n$ polynomial provided the leading

coefficient is fixed. The roots of the solution (known also as

a Chebyshev polynomial on several segments) may be taken as the

parameters for iterative inversion of nondegenerate symmetric matrices

with spectrum on $E$.

2. $E$ is a real segment. Minimize the norm $||P_n||_E$

of a polynomial when several linear combinations of its coefficients

are fixed. If several leading coefficients of $P_n$ are fixed, this is

the problem of E.I.Zolotarev. For the V.A.Markov problem, there is

exactly one linear constraint. In the case of the A.A.Markov problem, this

constraint has the form: $P_n'(x_0)=const$ for some $x_0\in E$.

3. Among all degree $n$ polynomials that approximate the exponential

function at $x=0$ to the given order $p\le n$, e.g.

$P_n(x)=1+x+x^2/2+...+x^p/p!+o(x^p)$, find the one that remains

in the limits $-1\le P_n(x)\le 1$ on the maximal interval

$[-L,0]$, $L$ is positive. The roots of the

solution (known as optimal stability polynomial) may be

taken as the time steps in the stable explicit

multistage Runge-Kutta method for a (stiff) ODE system.

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From: Ismael Vaz <aivaz@dps.uminho.pt>

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 15:44:05 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)

**Subject: SIPAMPL and NSIPS Update, Semi-Infinite Programming**

Dear NA readers,

The SIPAMPL (Semi-Infinite Programming with AMPL) and NSIPS

(Nonlinear Semi-Infinite Programming Solver) software packages were updated.

While NSIPS only suffered minor update changes (compiles with the

Multithread AMPL interface and a bug fix) the SIPAMPL:

-database was updated, including now over than 160 SIP problems;

-the B-Splines dynamic library was updated to include C(ubic)-Splines and was

renamed as Splines;

-a new MATLAB interface (more flexible) is available.

See http://www.norg.uminho.pt/aivaz/

Ismael Vaz

Minho University

Portugal

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From: Ismael Vaz <aivaz@dps.uminho.pt>

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 16:05:22 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)

**Subject: MLOCPSOA, MultiLOCal Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm**

Dear NA readers,

I am pleased to announce the release of the MLOCPSOA (MultiLOCal Particle

Swarm Optimization Algorithm) solver.

MLOCPSOA is linked with AMPL and is devoted to bound constrained

optimization based on the particle swarm paradigm.

MLOCPSOA tries to find all the global and local optima and uses first

derivatives of the objective function.

See http://www.norg.uminho.pt/aivaz/

Ismael Vaz

Minho University

Portugal

------------------------------

From: Darrell Ross <ross@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 13:55:27 -0400

**Subject: SIAM 2005 Conference on Optimization**

Conference Name: SIAM 2005 Conference on Optimization

Location: City Conference Centre, Stockholm, Swedev

Dates: May 15-19, 2005

The Call for Presentations for this conference is now available at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/op05/

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

meetings@siam.org

Darrell Ross

SIAM, Conference Program Manager

Conference Web Master

ross@siam.org

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From: Emil Zagar <emil@gollum.fri.uni-lj.si>

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 11:28:57 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: NA Day in Ljubljana**

NA day in Ljubljana, June 10th, 2004

Seminar on Numerical Analysis and Geometric Integration will be held

at University of Ljubljana on Thursday, June 10. The seminar is open

to all interested persons. There is no registration fee, but attendees

will be asked to pay the cost of their lunch and refreshments. To help

with our planning we would ask you let us know at your earliest

convenience if you wish to attend , by email to

bojan@gollum.fri.uni-lj.si

Preliminary list of speakers:

Mladen Rogina, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Recent advances in Chebyshev splines

Sa\v{s}a Singer, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Computation of Gaussian quadrature for tension powers

Sanja Singer, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Skew-symmetric dqd algorithm is accurate

Ned\v{z}ad Limi\'c, University of Zagreb, Croatia

A class of numerical methods for boundary value

problems for elliptic differential operators in divergence form

Elena Celledoni, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim,

Norway

Parallelism across the steps in the numerical integration of

evolutionary PDEs

Brynjulf Owren, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim,

Norway

Exponential integrators for nonlinear PDEs

Du\v{s}anka Jane\v{z}ic, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Bor Plestenjak, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Bojan Orel, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Runge-Kutta and Magnus methods for oscillatory differential equations

Emil \v{Z}agar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

On high order interpolation of planar curves

Additional information can be found at

http://matematika.fri.uni-lj.si/common/NAday/

Bojan Orel and Emil Zagar

------------------------------

From: Chang-Ock Lee <colee@amath.kaist.ac.kr>

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 21:38:24 +0900

**Subject: Industrial Mathematics Initiative 2004, Korea**

Industrial Mathematics Initiative 2004, Korea

August 26-28, 2004

The basic aim of the initiative is to foster contacts between Korean industry

and applied mathematics community for mutual cooperation and benefit.

The initiative is intended to facilitate the holding of full problem-solving

workshops in the region whereby the many powerful tools of mathematics are

brought to bear on problems arising in industry, especially in the bio-medical

and telecommunication areas. Illustrative case studies from previous successful

interactions will be used.

Keynote Speakers include:

- John Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA)

- Larry Forbes (Univ. of Tasmania, Australia)

- Bezalel Gavish (Southern Methodist Univ.,USA)

- Kurt Jensen (Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark)

- Suzanne Lenhart (Univ. of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Lab., USA)

- Roustern Miftakhov (Ains Company, USA)

- Martin Nash (Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand)

- Mattew Roughan (Univ. of Adelaide, Australia)

- J. K. Seo (Yonsei Univ., Korea)

- Miklos Telek (Technical Univ. of Budapest, Hungari)

- G.C. Wake (KAIST & Massey Univ., New Zealand)

Full conference details, registration and the call for talks are available

at http://amath.kaist.ac.kr/imi

The organizers (G. Wake, Kil Hyun Kwon, J. Donaldson, Chang-Ock Lee,

Gang Uk Hwang, and Eung Je Woo) look forward to seeing you there.

------------------------------

From: Le Thi Hoai An <lethi@sciences.univ-metz.fr>

Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 01:24:56 +0200

**Subject: Conference in France on Modelling, Computation and Optimization **

Last announcement of MCO 2004:

Modelling, Computation and Optimization

in Information Systems and Management Sciences

July 1-3, 2004, Metz, France

Homepage : http://lita.sciences.univ-metz.fr/~mco04/

You are invited to participate in the Fifth International Conference on

Computer Sciences "Modelling, Computation and Optimization in Information

Systems and Management Sciences" (MCO 2004) which will be held on July 01-03,

2004 at Metz university, France. MCO 2004 Conference covers several fields of

Management Sciences and Information Systems: Computer Sciences, Information

Technology, Mathematical Programming, Optimization & Operations Research and

related areas. The gathering will provide an excellent opportunity for

sharing ideas and problems among specialists and users of computation and

optimization in academia, government, and industry.

After a critical review of the submitted contributions, 70 papers by authors

from 27 countries are selected to be presented at the conference. A volume of

proceedings published by Hermes sciences edition will be distributed to all

participants at the beginning of the conference. This volume contains a

collection of 9 plenary lectures and 70 contributed papers covering almost

all main topic areas of the conference. The submission to Special issues of

both European Journal of Operational Research and Journal of Global

Optimization is starting from July 5, 2004.

The main aim of the organizers is to indicate and to stress the increasing

importance of Computation and Optimization for Information Systems and

Management Sciences, and for a fast growing number of Industry branches. We

hope that the conference will approach this goal in a certain degree and manage

to continue fruitful discussions between Theory, Algorithms and Applications.

Invited Keynote Lectures:

1. Hans-Hermann Bock, RWTH Aachen, Germany :

Clustering methods - a review of classical and recent approaches

2. Ali Mohammad-Djafari, CNRS-Supelec, France :

Bayesian Image Processing

3. Radu Horaud, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France : Computational and cognitive vision

4. Reiner Horst, University of Trier, Germany

Branch and Bound Methods Using Duality Bounds for Global Optimization

5. Patrice Marcotte, University of Montreal, Canada :

Bilevel programming and transportation analysis

6. Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA:

Multi-Quadratic 01 Programming

7. Jean Loup Risler, CNRS-University of Evry, France

Why are computers (and computer scientists) necessary in biological sciences?

8. Berc Rustem, Imperial College, London, UK: Worst-case Optimal Robust

Decisions for Multi-period Mean-Variance Portfolio Optimization

9. Hoang Tuy, Hanoi Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam:

Polynomial Programming: A Robust Approach

10. Yinyu Ye, Stanford University, USA: Interior-Point Algorithms for

Computing the Arrow-Debreu Competitive Market Equilibrium

------------------------------

From: Erricos Kontoghiorghes <erricos.kontoghiorghes@unine.ch>

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 19:24:30 +0200

**Subject: Workshop in Marseille on Parallel Matrix Algorithms**

3rd International workshop on

Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications (PMAA'04)

18-22 October, CIRM, Marseille, France, 2004.

http://www-id.imag.fr/PMAA04/index.html

This international workshop aims to be a forum for the exchange of

ideas and competence for specialists in those areas of parallel

computing that are based on matrix algorithms. Emphasis will be on:

1. Implementation and performance issues on various types of parallel

systems.

2. Parallel algorithms for dense, structured and sparse

matrices. Irregular numerical computations

3. Algorithmic engineering & complexity (matrix algorithms based on

parallel models of computation such as PRAM, systolic arrays, etc.)

4. Applications with emphasis on parallel matrix computations

(applications from diverse fields such as fluid dynamics,

econometrics, financial optimization and quantitative methods).

5. Parallel environments and tools for implementing applications.

There will be dedicated sessions on specific topics during the

workshop (one will be concerning Grid Computing).

Co-Chairs:

E.J. Kontoghiorghes (CY) Y. Saad (USA) A. Sameh (USA) D. Trystram (FR)

International Program Committee:

P. Arbenz (CH), E. Blayo (FR), M. Clint (UK), E. Daoudi (MR), T. Davis

(USA), M. Dayde (FR), L. Desbat (FR), E. Gallopoulos (GR), L. Giraud

(FR), Z. Mahjoub (TN), G. Meurant (FR), E. Ng (USA), M. Paprzycki

(USA), B. Philippe (FR), T. Rauber (DE) JL. Roch (FR), J. Roman (FR),

D. di Serafino (IT), R. Wyrzykowsky (PL).

Local organizing committee: L. Eyraud.

Important dates:

Submission of 1-page abstracts: 16th July 2004

Notification of decision: 28th July 2004

Workshop: 18-22 October 2004

Submission of full papers: 20th November 2004

Notification of decision: 15th March 2005

Final papers: 15th June 2005

Single page abstracts should be submitted before the deadline on the

submission page.

Publication

Selected peer-review papers will be published in special issues of

"Parallel Computing" and "Applied Numerical Algorithms" after the

conference.

Sponsored by:

CIRM Centre International de Rencontres Math

------------------------------

From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@kansas.math.kent.edu>

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 08:43:17 -0400

**Subject: FoCM Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra**

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

2005 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Conference

Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra

July 7-9, 2005

Santander, Spain

Conference website: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/na/FoCM/FoCM05/

We would like to draw your attention to the Workshop on Numerical Linear

Algebra, July 7-9, 2005, to be held as part of the 2005 Foundations of

Computational Mathematics Conference in Santander, Spain.

We invite members of the numerical analysis community to contribute

talks to the workshop. Talks should be in the general area of

numerical linear algebra. We are especially interested in the following

topics:

(1) fast algorithms and complexity results,

(2) structured matrix computation,

(3) applications of numerical linear algebra to other branches of

computational mathematics,

but talks in all areas of numerical linear algebra are welcome.

For full consideration, please send your name, email address,

affiliation and title of your talk to either one of the organizers by

January 15, 2005.

Yours truly,

Lothar Reichel <reichel@math.kent.edu>

Stephen Vavasis <vavasis@cs.cornell.edu>

Workshop Organizers

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From: Michele Benzi <benzi@mathcs.emory.edu>

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 14:27:59 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Special Issue of ETNA on Saddle Point Problems**

Special issue of ETNA on

"Saddle point problems: numerical solution and applications"

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

(ETNA) will devote a special issue to the solution of saddle

point problems. These problems arise in systems of PDEs with

conservation laws (including Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations,

incompressible linear elasticity, magnetostatics, etc.), in

constrained optimization problems, in generalized least squares

problems, and elsewhere. Such problems pervade computational

science and engineering, and their efficient numerical

solution is of paramount importance. However, to compute

accurate solutions to saddle point problems at a reasonable cost

has proved difficult. As a consequence, a significant effort

has been devoted to define proper formulations, (stabilized)

discretizations, and fast solution methods for discretized

saddle point problems and their generalizations.

The present issue aims to attract papers on the continuous

and discrete formulation of saddle point problems in all

aspects of computational science, both for specific problems

and in general, and on efficient solution techniques for the

resulting systems of equations. Papers describing novel

applications leading to saddle point problems are also of

interest.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to one of the

special issue editors listed below. The deadline for submission

of papers is December 15, 2004. All submissions will undergo

the standard refereeing process used for regular ETNA papers.

The issue is expected to appear by the end of 2005. For more

information on ETNA, see the web site

http://etna.mcs.kent.edu/

If you have any questions, please contact the editors of the

special issue.

Michele Benzi (benzi@mathcs.emory.edu)

Richard B. Lehoucq (rblehou@sandia.gov)

Eric de Sturler (sturler@cs.uiuc.edu)

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From: Brokate Martin <brokate@ma.tum.de>

Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 17:36:07 +0200

**Subject: Faculty Position at TU Munich**

A full professor position entitled 'Mathematical Optimisation' is

available at the faculty of mathematics, TU Munich. Application

deadline is June 14, 2004. The complete announcement (German and

English) can be found at

http://www.ma.tum.de/optim

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From: Carrie Bannai <cbannai@pangea.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 10:32:25 -0700

**Subject: Faculty Position at Stanford University**

Computational Seismology/Imaging/Geodynamics: The Department of

Geophysics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a tenure track

position in seismology, geophysical imaging, or geodynamics,

preferably at the global scale. Priority will be given to candidates

who use and develop advanced computational methods and apply them to

model geophysical processes or to interpret geophysical data sets.

We are looking for an individual with a commitment to excellence in

both research and teaching. Strong preference will be given to

appointments at the junior level. Stanford University has a strong

institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that

spirit, we particularly encourage applications from women, members of

ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Applications, including curriculum vitae, a statement outlining

research and teaching experience and interests that would materially

contribute to related programs in the School of Earth Sciences, and

the names and addresses of three referees should be sent in either

paper or electronic (.pdf only) format to arrive by August 31, 2004.

Send paper applications to:

Chair, Geophysics Search Committee

Department of Geophysics

Stanford University

397 Panama Mall, Mitchell Bldg

Stanford, CA 94305-2215, USA

Send electronic applications to: geophysics_search@pangea.stanford.edu

------------------------------

From: Jack Dongarra <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 10:50:05 -0400

**Subject: Staff Position at Universiy of Tennessee**

Software Developer for Numerical Linear Algebra

Inquiries should be directed to:

http://icl.cs.utk.edu/employment/job.html

The Innovative Computing Lab (ICL, http://icl.cs.utk.edu/) of the University

of Tennessee is looking for a bright, motivated person to join as a staff

researcher. The applicant would be expected to join existing projects in

computational science, as well as showing initiative in pursuing new

research directions. Current computational science projects in ICL address

the integration of numerical algorithms and state-of-the-art hardware, with

an emphasis on distributed computing and performance optimization.

The position involves linear algebra, numerical analysis and scientific

programming.

Proven experience with C, Fortran, parallel architectures and algorithms and

performance optimization is also desired.

Degree requirements: (1) Ph.D. in Computer Sciences or related area with

demonstrable background in numerical mathematics, in particular linear

system solving and eigenvalue calculations; or (2) M.S. in Computer Sciences

and 3-5 years relevant research or work experience.

Additional benefits of the position include a competitive salary, travel

opportunities, access to state-of-the-art computational facilities

(including both parallel architectures and high-performance workstations),

and collaborative research opportunities in a very active research program

in advanced scientific computing.

Salary: $50,000 - $65,000/year, depending on experience.

Inquiries should be directed to:

http://icl.cs.utk.edu/employment/job.html

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From: Ashok Srinivasan <asriniva@cs.fsu.edu>

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 12:20:16 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Florida State University**

We are in need of a post-doctoral research associate with a strong

academic record, with a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, computer science

or engineering. Extensive experience in parallel computing and

implementation using MPI is essential. A strong background in

mathematics, preferably in scientific computing, is also

required. Expertise in either C or Fortran 90 and a familiarity in

the other also needed. Knowledge of molecular dynamics and discrete

algorithm will be helpful. The project involves time-parallelization

of molecular dynamics based simulation of nanomaterials as a part of

a larger effort involving multi-scale simulation of nanoscale

devices. The position is open with immediate effect; salary and

benefits commensurate with background and experience.

Email CV and a list of reference to either of

Ashok Srinivasan, Department of Computer Science, Florida State

University, asriniva@cs.fsu.edu

or

Namas Chandra, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida State

University, chandra@eng.fsu.edu

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From: L. Rebollo-Neira <rebollol@aston.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 16:30:41 +0100

**Subject: PhD Studenships at Aston University, UK**

The NCRG http://www.ncrg.aston.ac.uk

at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, is inviting applications to a number of

PhD studentships across its research areas.

Full Studentships are open to EU students.Partial support for overseas

students is also possible.

In particular, graduated or about to graduate students in mathematics,

theoretical physics or related disciplines, who could be interested in

pursuing a PhD in mathematical aspects of signal processing, involving

numerical analysis and time-frequency / time scale-techniques, are welcome

to contact

Laura Rebollo-Neira

email:rebollol@aston.ac.uk

http://www.ncrg.aston.ac.uk/~rebollol

for further details on the proposed projects in

the area.

Alternatively, a list of different project areas can be found at:

http://www.ncrg.aston.ac.uk/PhdProjects.html

For further information on any of those projects please contact

Vicky Bond

email: v.j.bond@aston.ac.uk

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

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 19:25:02 +0200 (MEST)

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 19, Numbers 3-4 (June-August,

2004) Special Issue (Part II). The First International Conference on

Optimization Methods and Software (December 15-18, 2002 Hangzhou, China)

Guest Editors: Cornelis Roos and Jian-Zhong Zhang

Naiyang Deng and Haibin Zhang

Theoretical efficiency of a new inexact method of tangent hyperbolas

247-265

Giovanni Fasano

A CG-type method for the solution of Newton's equation within

optimization frameworks

267-290

Abdel-Rahman Hedar and Masao Fukushima

Heuristic pattern search and its hybridization with simulated annealing

for nonlinear global optimization

291-308

Christian Kanzow

Inexact semismooth Newton methods for large-scale complementarity problems

309-325

S. Koerkel, E. Kostina, H. Georg Bock and J.P. Schloeder

Numerical methods for optimal control problems in design of

robust optimal experiments for nonlinear dynamic processes

327-338

U. Ledzewicz, T. Brown and H. Schattler

A comparison of optimal controls for a model in cancer

chemotherapy with L1- and L2-type objectives

339-350

D. Lei and J. Mason

Minimax approximation from a least squares solution

351-359

H. Liang, X. Liu and F. Bai

An optimization problem in multi-homogeneous homotopy method

361-369

Stefano Lucidi and Veronica Piccialli

A derivative-based algorithm for a particular class of

mixed variable optimization problems

371-387

Shaohua Pan, Xingsi Li

A self-adjusting primal-dual interior point method for linear programs

389-397

M.J.D. Powell

On the use of quadratic models in unconstrained minimization

without derivatives

399-411

A. Siburian and V. Rehbock

A numerical procedure for solving a class of singular optimal

control problems

413-426

Bram Verweij and Laurence A. Wolsey

Uncapacitated lot-sizing with buying, sales and backlogging

427-436

J.L. Nazareth

On CG algorithms as objects of scientific study: An appendix

437-438

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

Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 11:00:47 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis **

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 57, Issue 4, Pages 485-637 (May 2004)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A new morse index theory for strongly indefinite functionals, Pages 485-504

Yuxia Guo, Jiaquan Liu and Pingan Zeng

Topological degree for a class of operators and applications, Pages 505-518

Duong Minh Duc, Nguyen Hoang Loc and P.V.Phan Van Tuoc

Interactions among multi-nonlinearities in a nonlinear diffusion system with

absorptions and nonlinear boundary flux, Pages 519-530

Sining Zheng and Xianfa Song

On an extension of the Fubini theorem and its applications in ODEs,

Pages 531-548

Zuzana Dola and Ivo Vrko

On nonlinear diffusion equations with x-dependent convection and absorption,

Pages 549-577

Changzheng Qu and P. G. Estevez

Boundary hemivariational inequality of parabolic type, Pages 579-596

Stanisaw Migorski and Anna Ochal

Bounce law at the corners of convex billiards, Pages 597-614

Alexandre Cabot

Multiple nodal solutions for elliptic equations, Pages 615-632

Aixia Qian and Shujie Li

Periodic and almost periodic solutions for differential equations with

reflection of the argument, Pages 633-637

Daxiong Piao

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From: Communications in Math Sciences <jcms@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 15:02:13 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences**

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Vol 2, No. 2, 2004

Abstract is available at www.math.wisc.edu/~jcms

Full articles will be available at www.intlpress.com/CMS

Tian Ma and Shouhong Wang

Dynamic bifurcation and stability in the Rayleigh-Benard convection

Thomas Y. Hou, Xiao-Hu Wu and Yu Zhang

Removing the cell resonance error in the multiscale finite element method

via a Petrov-Galerkin formulation

Gerhard Rein

Global weak solutions to the relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell system revisited

F. Colimbini, Tao Luo and Jeff Rauch

Nearly Lipschitzean divergence free transport propagates neither continuity

nor BV regularity

Stanley Osher and Otmar Scherzer

G-norm properties of bounded variation regularization

Eitan Tadmor

Burgers' equation with vanishing hyper-viscosity

Philippe LeFloch and Konstantina Trivisa

Continuous Glimm-type functionals and spreading of rarefaction waves

Tiejun Li, Pingwen Zhang and Xiang Zhou

Analysis of 1+1 dimensional stochastic models of liquid crystal polymer flows

Markos A. Katsoulakis, Andrew J. Majda, Alexandros Sopasakis

Multiscale couplings in prototype hybrid deterministic/stochastic systems:

Part I, deterministic closures

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

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 10:38:30 +0600

**Subject: Contents, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics**

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics

Volume 7, No. 2, 2004

For information to contributors and about subscriptions

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

Kamenskii G.A., Varfolomeyev E.M.

Approximate solution of variational problems for the mixed type

nonlocal functionals.

(in English), pp.115-123

Kargin B.A., Sabelfeld K.K., Artemiev S.S., Voytishek A.V.

On the anniversary of Gennady Alekseevich Mikhailov.

(in Russian), pp.97-101

Noskov M.V., Osipov N.N.

Minimal and almost minimal rank 1 lattice rules, exact on trigonometric

polynomials in two variables.

(in Russian), pp.125-134

Omelayeva O.S.

A version of the commutative alternating direction method.

(in Russian), pp.135-141

Palymskiy I.B.

Linear and nonlinear analysis of the numerical method for the

calculation of convective flows.

(in Russian), pp.143-163

Prigarin S.M., Martin A., Winkler G.

Numerical models of binary random fields on the basis of thresholds of

Gaussian functions.

(in English), pp.165-175

Rukavishnikov V.A., Rukavishnikova E.I.

On the error estimation of the finite element method for the third

boundary value problem with singularity in the space $L_{2,\nu+\gamma}^{*}$.

(in Russian), pp.177-185

Zadorin A.I., Harina O.V.

Numerical method for a system of linear equations of second order with a

small parameter on a semi-infinite interval.

(in Russian), pp.103-114

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From: Claude Brezinski <claude.brezinski@univ-lille1.fr>

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 14:26:28 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms**

Numerical Algorithms

May 2004, Volume 36 (Issue: 1) ISSN: 1017 1398

CONTENTS: Page, Title, Author(s)

1 Box Valued Functions in Solving Systems of Equations and

Inequalities

F. Kalovics, G. Meszaros

13 Computation of Minkowski Values of Polynomials over Complex

Sets

R.T. Farouki, Chang Yong Han

31 Detailed Error Analysis for a Fractional Adams Method

K. Diethelm, N.J. Ford, A.D. Freed

53 Construction of General Linear Methods with Runge Kutta

Stability Properties

J.C. Butcher, Z. Jackiewicz

73 Iterative Methods for Image Deblurring: A Matlab

Object-Oriented Approach

J.G. Nagy, K. Palmer, L. Perrone

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

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 10:01:03 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Linear Algebra and its Applications Volume 383, Pages 1-247 (15 May 2004)

Special Issue in honor of Heydar Radjavi

Edited by R. Bhatia, M. Omladic, P. Rosenthal and P. Semrl

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A survey of Heydar Radjavi, Pages 1-15

Rajendra Bhatia, Matjaz Omladi, Peter Rosenthal and Peter emrl

On irreducible semigroups of matrices with traces in a subfield, Pages 17-28

Bamdad R. Yahaghi

Burnside's theorem for matrix rings over division rings, Pages 29-44

M. Radjabalipour, P. Rosenthal and B. R. Yahaghi

The simplest proof of Burnside's theorem on matrix algebras, Pages 45-47

Victor Lomonosov and Peter Rosenthal

Sets of matrices with common Stein solutions and H-contractions, Pages 49-64

T. Ando

Stable rank of C*-algebras of type I, Pages 65-76

Takahiro Sudo

Conjugacy classes of involutions in the Lorentz group [Omega](V) and in SO(V),

Pages 77-83

Erich W. Ellers

Norm inequalities for sums and differences of positive operators, Pages 85-91

Fuad Kittaneh

Subspace gaps and range-kernel orthogonality of an elementary operator,

Pages 93-106

B. P. Duggal

Simultaneous symmetrization, Pages 107-112

Mirko Doboviek

Irreducible operator semigroups such that AB and BA are proportional,

Pages 113-118

R. Drnovek and T. Koir

Reduction theorems for groups of matrices, Pages 119-126

Janez Bernik, Robert Guralnick and Mitja Mastnak

Companion matrices: reducibility, numerical ranges and similarity to

contractions, Pages 127-142

Hwa-Long Gau and Pei Yuan Wu

Locally linearly dependent operators and reflexivity of operator spaces,

Pages 143-150

Roy Meshulam and Peter emrl

On polynomial numerical hulls of normal matrices, Pages 151-161

Ch. Davis and A. Salemi

On decomposability of periodic semigroups of non-negative matrices,

Pages 163-174

Leo Livshits

The smallest eigenvalue for reversible Markov chains, Pages 175-186

Xiao-Dong Zhang

A general view of multipliers and composition operators, Pages 187-211

Don Hadwin and Eric Nordgren

Completely rank-nonincreasing linear maps on spaces of operators, Pages 213-232

Don Hadwin, Jinchuan Hou and Hassan Yousefi

A variety of commuting triples, Pages 233-245

Matja Omladi

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

Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 09:47:34 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Linear Algebra and its Applications Volume 385, (1 July 2004)

Special Issue in honor of Peter Lancaster

Edited by H. Bart, I. Koltracht, A. Markus and L. Rodman

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface, Pages 1-6

Harm Bart, Israel Koltracht, Alexander Markus and Leiba Rodman

Personal notes, Pages 7-21

Harm Bart, Israel Koltracht, Alexander Markus and Leiba Rodman

On Hamiltonian and symplectic Lanczos processes, Pages 23-45

David S. Watkins

Max-algebra and pairwise comparison matrices, Pages 47-62

L. Elsner and P. van den Driessche

Joint zero sets and ranges of several Hermitian forms over complex and

quaternionic scalars, Pages 63-72

P. Binding and A. Markus

Lowner inequality of indefinite type, Pages 73-80

T. Ando

Digraph-based conditioning for Markov chains, Pages 81-93

S. Kirkland

Inequalities for permanents involving Perron complements, Pages 95-104

Ravindra Bapat and Michael Neumann

Drazin invertibility for matrices over an arbitrary ring, Pages 105-116

R. Puystjens and M. C. Gouveia

On the computation of the Jordan canonical form of regular matrix polynomials, Pages 117-130

G. Kalogeropoulos, P. Psarrakos and N. Karcanias

On the lengths of Jordan chains for eigenvalues on the boundary of numerical

range of quadratic operator polynomial, Pages 131-147

Naum Krupnik

Direct approach to the band completion problem, Pages 149-185

Y. Eidelman and I. Gohberg

-reflectors: analogues of Householder transformations in scalar product spaces, Pages 187-213

D. Steven Mackey, Niloufer Mackey and Francoise Tisseur

Jet functions having indefinite Caratheodory-Pick matrices, Pages 215-286

Vladimir Bolotnikov, Alexander Kheifets and Leiba Rodman

A robust solution of the generalized polynomial Bezout identity, Pages 287-303

J. C. Basilio and M. V. Moreira

Geometric means, Pages 305-334

T. Ando, Chi-Kwong Li and Roy Mathias

General isospectral flows for linear dynamic systems, Pages 335-368

Seamus D. Garvey, Uwe Prells, Michael I. Friswell and Zheng Chen

On the two conjectures of Graffiti, Pages 369-379

Xiao-Dong Zhang

On inversion of finite Toeplitz matrices with elements in an algebraic ring,

Pages 381-389

I. Gohberg, M. A. Kaashoek and F. van Schagen

Numerical solution of a quadratic eigenvalue problem, Pages 391-406

Chun-Hua Guo

Feedback invariants via output injection, Pages 407-442

A. Roca and I. Zaballa

On the spectrum of pairwise comparison matrices, Pages 443-462

Andras Farkas, Andras Gyorgy and Pal Rozsa

The spectral radius of a multivariate sampling operator, Pages 463-474

Peter Zizler

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

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 07:48:10 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis**

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 57, Issues 5-6, Pages 639-877 (May - June 2004)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Compactness and convexity on the space of fuzzy sets II, Pages 639-653

Y.K.Yun Kyong Kim

Positive periodic solutions of a class of functional differential systems

with feedback controls, Pages 655-666

Yongkun Li, Ping Liu and Lifei Zhu

Existence of wavefronts and impulses to FitzHugh-Nagumo equations, Pages 667-676

Wenliang Gao and Jinghua Wang

Identifications of parameters in ill-posed linear parabolic equations,

Pages 677-686

Chaohua Jia and Gengsheng Wang

Insensitizing controls for a heat equation with a nonlinear term involving the

state and the gradient, Pages 687-711

O. Bodart, M. Gonzalez-Burgos and R. Perez-Garcia

Generalized quadratic mappings in several variables, Pages 713-722

C.-G.Chun-Gil Park

On the construction of global coordinate systems in Euclidean spaces,

Pages 723-742

F. G. Gascon and D. Peralta-Salas

A variational inequality approach to thermoviscoelasticity with monotone

unilateral boundaries of kinematical and thermal type, Pages 743-771

G. Foutsitzi and G. E. Stavroulakis

Lie point symmetries and exact solutions of quasilinear differential equations

with critical exponents, Pages 773-793

Yuri Bozhkov and A.C.G.Antonio Carlos Gilli Martins

Existence and equivalence with an optimization problem for some difference

inclusions, Pages 795-813

N. C. Apreutesei

Properties of the solutions to the Monge-Ampere equation, Pages 815-829

Liliana Forzani and Diego Maldonado

Approximations of Frobenius-Perron operators via interpolation, Pages 831-842

J. Ding and N. H. Rhee

Exponential attractors and inertial manifolds for singular perturbations of

the Cahn-Hilliard equations, Pages 843-877

Songmu Zheng and Albert Milani

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