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From: Ian Mitchell <mitchell@cs.ubc.ca>

Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 14:48:39 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Toolbox of Level Set Methods**

Version 1.0 of A Toolbox of Level Set Methods is now available at

http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mitchell/ToolboxLS

This toolbox is a collection of routines for working with dynamic

implicit surfaces and approximating the solution of Hamilton-Jacobi

partial differential equations. Such problems arise in a variety of

fields including computational geometry, mesh generation,

differential games, dynamic programming, financial mathematics, fluid

and combustion simulation, graphics, image processing, computer

vision, robotics, control and verification.

The toolbox requires basic Matlab. The supplied routines work in any

number of dimensions on a fixed Cartesian grid. Upwind spatial

derivative and explicit temporal derivative approximations of high

order accuracy are included, as well as more than a dozen examples

drawn from the level set literature.

The toolbox is designed to ease the process of exploring level set

methods by minimizing the sum of coding, execution and analysis time.

While it is not by itself a tutorial on these methods, for those who

are new to the field it would serve as an excellent experimental

supplement to either of the textbooks listed below. Level set

practitioners may find it useful to generate independent solutions to

examples for comparison purposes.

[1] Stanley Osher and Ronald Fedkiw. "Level Set Methods and Dynamic

Implicit Surfaces." Springer-Verlag (2002).

[2] James A. Sethian. "Level Set Methods and Fast Marching Methods."

Cambridge University Press (1999).

Ian Mitchell (mitchell@cs.ubc.ca)

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department

University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

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From: Larry Chen <lchen223621@comcast.net>

Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 22:06:09 -0700

**Subject: Source Code to Flow Chart Converter**

FORTRAN "Source Code to Flow Chart Converter" Available

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From: Karin Mautner <mautner@math.hu-berlin.de>

Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 09:57:52 +0200

**Subject: Johann-von-Neumann Lectures on Computational Stochastics**

The Johann-von-Neumann Lectures on Computational Stochastics take place from

September 29th till October 1st 2004 at the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin,

Germany.

Confirmed speakers:

Phillipe Clement, Delft University of Technology

Erika Hausenblas, Universitaet Salzburg

Wesley Petersen, ETH Zurich

Lutz Schimansky-Geier, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

Topics:

Introduction to stochastic differential equations (SDEs)

Numerics of SDEs

Numerics of stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs)

SDEs in physics

For more information please visit

http://www.mathematik.hu-berlin.de/~buckwar/SDEWorkshop/

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From: Ruth Allewelt <Ruth.Allewelt@springer-sbm.com>

Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 11:08:10 +0200

**Subject: New Book, Dreams of Calculus, Perspectives on Mathematics Education**

Dreams of Calculus

Perspectives on Mathematics Education

Hoffman, Johan, Johnson, Claes, Logg, Anders

2004, XIII, 158 p. 39 illus., Softcover

ISBN: 3-540-21976-5

What is the relationship between modern mathematics - more precisely

computational mathematics - and mathematical education? It is this

controversal topic that the authors address with an in-depth analysis. In

fact, what they present is an extremely well-reasoned account of the

development of mathematics and its culture giving concrete recommendation

for a much-needed reform of the teaching of mathematics. The book is

essential reading for everybody involved in mathematics and science, and

mathematics teaching.

Contents: I. Perspectives.- 1 Introduction.- 2 What? How? For Whom? Why?- 3

A Brief History of Mathematics Education.- 4 What is Mathematics?- 5

Mountain Climbing.- 6 Jazz/Pop/Folk vs Classical Music.- 7 Virtual Reality

and the Matrix.- 8 Scientific Revolutions.- 9 Education is based on

Science.- 10 The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural

Sciences?- 11 Do we live in "The Best of Worlds"?- 12 The Reasonable

Effectiveness of Computational Mathematics!- 13 The Need of Mathematics

according to the Mathematics Delegation.- 14 An Agenda.- II. Essence.- 15 A

Very Short Calculus Course.- 16 The Solar System.- 17 Turbulence and the

Clay Prize.- III. Appendix.- 18 Appendix: The Mathematics Delegation and its

Task.- 19 Preface to Body&Soul.- 20 Do Mathematicians Quarrel?

Written for: Mathematicians, students of mathematics and science, natural

scientists, teachers of mathematics

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 11:03:28 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations, SIAM J. D. Crawford Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems J. D. Crawford Prize

The SIAG/DS Crawford Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at the

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, May 22-27,

2005. The prize is awarded for recent outstanding work on a topic in dynamical

systems and nonlinear science, as evidenced by a publication in English in a

peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the award date.

Eligibility

The research of the candidate must contain significant contributions to the

field of nonlinear science, as evidenced by papers published in English in a

peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within the award period.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque, a certificate containing the citation,

and a cash award of $750. SIAM will reimburse the lecturer's travel expenses

to attend the conference.

Nominations

Nominations should be sent by January 15, 2005, to:

J. D. Crawford Prize Selection Committee

Dr. Edgar Knobloch, Chair

c/o J. M. Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

Telephone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Edgar Knobloch (Chair), University of

Leeds, UK; Yannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University; Kenneth Showalter,

West Virginia University; Andrew Stuart, University of Warwick, UK; and

Marcelo Viana, Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil.

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 10:42:52 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations, James H. Wilkinson Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

The James H. Wilkinson Prize will be awarded at the 2005 SIAM Annual

Meeting to be held July 11-15, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The prize, established in 1979, is awarded every four years for research

in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing

during the six years preceding the award. The purpose of the prize is to

stimulate younger contributors and to help them in their careers.

Description of the Award

The award will include a cash prize of $1,000 and a certificate containing

the citation. The recipient will be requested to present a lecture as part

of the prize ceremony. SIAM will reimburse travel expenses to attend the

award ceremony and give the lecture.

Nominations

A letter of nomination, including a description of the contribution(s),

should be sent by December 31, 2004, to:

Wilkinson Prize Selection Committee

Professor Thomas Y. Hou, Chair

c/o J. M. Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

Phone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Thomas Y. Hou (Chair), California

Institute of Technology; Clint Dawson, University of Texas at Austin; and

Howard Elman, University of Maryland at College Park.

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 15:17:06 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations, SIAM Jurgen Moser Lecture**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems Jurgen Moser Lecture

The SIAG/DS Moser Lecture

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at the

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, May 22-27,

2005. The prize is awarded to a person who has made distinguished contributions

to nonlinear science. The term "nonlinear science" includes dynamical systems

theory and its applications,as well as experiments and computations/simulations.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque, a certificate containing the citation,

the invitation to give a plenary lecture at the conference, and a cash award

of $500. SIAM will reimburse the lecturer's travel expenses to attend the

conference.

Nominations

Nominations should be sent by January 15, 2005, to:

Jurgen Moser Lecture Selection Committee

Professor Mark Levi, Chair

c/o J. M. Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

Telephone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Mark Levi (Chair), Pennsylvania State

University; G. Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh; Jerrold E. Marsden,

California Institute of Technology; David Ruelle, IHES, France;

C. Eugene Wayne, Boston University.

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From: Michael Ng <kkpong@hkusua.hku.hk>

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 22:18:03 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Special Issue on Super-Resolution Imaging**

EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing Special Issue on

Super-Resolution Imaging: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications

Call for Papers

The recent increase in the wide use of digital imaging technologies in

consumer (e.g., digital video) and other markets (e.g., security and military)

has brought with it a simultaneous demand for higher-resolution images. The

demand for such high-resolution (HR) images can be met by algorithmic advances

in super-resolution (SR) technology in place ofXor in tandem with hardware

development. Such HR images not only give the viewer a more pleasing picture

but also offer additional details that are important for subsequent analysis

in many applications.

Because of the recent emergence of many key relevant computational,

mathematical, and statistical techniques, and the increasing importance of

digital imaging technology, a special issue of the EURASIP JASP dedicated

to the topic of SR imaging is quite timely.

A more detailed list of SR imaging topics of interest include

(but are not limited to):

Multiframe/multichannel direct and blind deconvolution in SR

Subpixel motion estimation

SR in time and dynamic range, etc

Artifact analysis of sensors and optics

Video-to-video SR imaging

Multiframe demosaicing and SR imaging

Wavelet-based methods for SR imaging

PDE-based methods for SR imaging

Locally adaptive image interpolation

SR in medical, astronomical, security/surveillance, and other applications

Authors should follow the EURASIP JASP manuscript format described at the

journal site http://asp.hindawi.com/si/super.html. Prospective authors should

submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through

the EURASIP JASP manuscript tracking

system at http://www.mstracking.com/asp/, according to the following

timetable:

Manuscript Due December 1, 2004

Acceptance Notification April 1, 2005

Final Manuscript Due July 1, 2005

Publication Date 4th Quarter, 2005

Guest Editors:

Tony Chan, Department of Mathematics,

University of California, Los Angeles

Moon Gi Kang, Department of Electrical Engineering,

Yonsei University

Peyman Milanfar, Department of Electrical Engineering,

University of California, Santa Cruz

Michael Ng, Department of Mathematics,

The University of Hong Kong

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From: Reha Tutuncu <reha@math.cmu.edu>

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 14:19:18 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Workshop in Portugal on Optimization in Finance**

First Announcement

WORKSHOP ON OPTIMIZATION IN FINANCE

July 5-8, 2005

Coimbra, Portugal

Center for International Mathematics

School of Economics, University of Coimbra

Optimization models and methods play an increasingly important role

in financial decision making. Many problems in quantitative finance,

originating from asset allocation, risk management, derivative pricing,

and model fitting, are now routinely and efficiently solved using

modern optimization techniques. This workshop will bring together

researchers in the rapidly growing field of financial optimization

and intends to provide a forum for innovative models and methods

on new topics, novel approaches to well-known problems, success

stories, and computational studies in this exciting field. Participants

are encouraged to present and discuss their recent work and new,

possibly controversial, approaches are particularly welcome.

The targeted audience for this workshop includes graduate students

and faculty members working in applied mathematics, operations

research, and economics, who have been interested in mathematical

finance or plan to do so. The workshop will also be attractive

for those doing quantitative modeling in the financial market.

Invited speakers to the workshop include:

J. R. Birge (Northwestern University)

T. F. Coleman (Cornell University)

H. Konno (Chuo University, Japan)

J. M. Mulvey (Princeton University)

R. T. Rockafellar (University of Washington)

N. Touzi (CREST, France)

S. A. Zenios (University of Cyprus)

A one-day short-course, intended for optimization researchers

interested in quantitative finance as well as finance researchers

and practitioners interested in optimization models and methods,

will precede the scientific program of the workshop.

Short-course lectures will be delivered by Reha Tutuncu

(Robust Optimization in Finance) and Stanislav Uryasev

(Deviation versus Risk).

Invited and contributed presentations will be scheduled during the

remaining three days. Participants who wish to present a talk are

invited to submit a title and an abstract to tt05_of@mat.uc.pt by

April 1, 2005. Notification of acceptance will occur before May 1, 2005.

Additional information regarding registration, contributed talks,

deadlines, accomodation etc. is available from the workshop web site:

http://www.mat.uc.pt/tt2005/of

Co-organizers: A. M. Monteiro, R. H. Tutuncu, and L. N. Vicente

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From: Sivaguru Sritharan <Sri@uwyo.edu>

Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:25:31 -0600

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Wyoming**

University of Wyoming is pleased to announce a third Tenure Track Faculty

position opening in Mathematics for this year and it will be:

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Tenure Track Position in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Applications are invited for an assistant professor tenure-track position

starting August 2005. A higher rank is possible for persons with outstanding

research qualifications. The minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D.,

significant record of accomplishments in research, evidence of a strong

commitment to teaching, and appropriate level of communication skills.

Candidates with research emphasis in areas such as computational multiphase

flow (modeling, simulation, parameter estimation, optimization and control)

as well as computational methods for free boundaries and fluid discontinuities

(e.g., fluid interfaces, shock waves, etc) will be preferred. The position

requires the ability and interest to advise undergraduate and supervise

masters and doctoral students, to teach a variety of undergraduate, graduate

and outreach courses, to collaborate with colleagues in the math department

and faculty in related disciplines, and to develop a competitive, externally

funded research program. Review of completed applications will begin

December 15, 2004. A complete application will consist of a letter of

application, a complete CV, a statement of research interests and

accomplishments, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please forward

applications to: Search Committee on Computational Multiphase Flow,

Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3036.

Please have at least three letters of recommendations, one of which should

address the candidate's teaching, sent directly to the search committee.

For further information please refer to: http://math.uwyo.edu.

UW is an EO/AA employer.

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From: C. T. Kelley <tim_kelley@ncsu.edu>

Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 12:46:54 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Faculty Position at North Carolina State**

We invite applications for an anticipated tenure track position

at the assistant professor level in Numerical Analysis.

Applicants must have a doctorate in mathematics or a closely

related area, a strong ongoing research program, and a commitment

to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates in all areas of numerical analysis who have had at least

a year of postdoctoral experience will be considered. Those in

numerical optimization are particularly invited to apply.

The numerical analysis group at NC State

University is large, active, and deeply involved in

interdisciplinary research. Our group has expertise in

optimization, nonlinear equations, linear algebra, ordinary and

partial differential equations, and control theory. The

successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in

the programs of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences

Institute (SAMSI), the Center for Research in Scientific Computation, the

Industrial Applied Mathematics Program, and the Operations

Research Program.

Information about the department may be found

at http://www.math.ncsu.edu. Applicants should send a vita,

research plan, and three letters of recommendation to Numerical

Analysis Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, NC State

University, Box 8205, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205.

Direct questions to C. T. Kelley, tim_kelley@ncsu.edu.

Complete applications received before December 31, 2004

will receive full consideration.

NC State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative

Action Employer, ADA Accommodations.

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From: Srikanth Raghavan <RaghavanS@Corning.com>

Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 13:20:24 -0400

**Subject: Staff Position at Corning, Incorporated**

We are looking for an individual with a broad and solid background in solid

state chemistry/physics, ceramics or related materials science, to work in

modeling/simulation of materials and solve challenging materials problems in

an industrial R&D laboratory. The successful candidate should be able to use

his/her strong physical intuition to formulate and apply numerical models

towards solving fundamental and applied industrial problems. Previous

experience with statistical mechanics, interacting with experimental groups

and the practical aspects of materials processing is a plus. PhD in a related

area and 2 to 3 years of post-doc experience is preferred.

The individual should be technically rigorous, able to apply mathematics to

solve complex physical problems, and have outstanding problem solving/analytical

skills. For example, the individual should have proven capabilities on problem

reduction, simplification and partitioning, and technical creativity. In

addition, the candidate should have good programming and computer skills and

have "algorithmic thinking" independent of the programming language.

Candidate should have track record, or strong desire, to work on applied,

industrially relevant problems. The person to fill this position should also

be diligent about learning the state of the art in his area, have good

organizational skills, be flexible technically, be a team worker, be able to

communicate what he has learned clearly and have good listening skills.

Applications with a resume and list of publications should be sent to :

Aleksandra Boskovic,

E-mail: boskovica@corning.com

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From: Thomas Bortfeld <TBORTFELD@PARTNERS.ORG>

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 14:44:24 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Massachusetts General Hospital**

An opening exists for a post-doctoral fellow to participate in an

interdisciplinary NIH-funded research project related to intensity-modulated

radiotherapy (IMRT). The goal of this project is to optimize radiation

treatments of cancer patients through multi-objective techniques, and achieve

the most suitable balance between delivering enough radiation dose to the tumor

and sparing surrounding healthy tissues. The successful candidate will design

and implement optimization software in collaboration with the Fraunhofer

institute of mathematics, to be used for radiation treatments at MGH.

Training in radiation therapy physics, including treatment planning and

dosimetry, will be offered to complete the post-doctoral fellow's education. The

Department provides radiation therapy at several clinical sites in the Boston

area, and is a teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, computer science, applied mathematics, or

related sciences.

Experience in computer programming and algorithmic thinking required. Experience

in applied mathematics and optimization preferred. The Massachusetts General

Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

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From: J. Numerical Mathematics <JNM@inm.ras.ru>

Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 22:29:03 +0400

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

JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS

Vol.12, No.3, 2004, pp.169-254

CONTENTS

A monotone Schwarz algorithm for a semilinear

convection--diffusion problem

I.Boglaev

pp.169-191

Layer-adapted meshes for one-dimensional

reaction--convection--diffusion problems

T.Linss

pp.193-205

Finite element approximation of mass transfer

in a porous medium with non equilibrium phase change

E.Maisse and J.Pousin

pp.207-231

A variable order wavelet method for the sparse representation

of layer potentials in the non-standard form

J.Tausch

pp.233-254

http://www.vsppub.com/journals/jn-JouNumMat.html

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

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 06:29:31 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis**

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

Volume 47, Issue 1, Pages 1-210 (August 2004)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A method of simulating multivariate nonnormal distributions by the Pearson

distribution system and estimation, Pages 1-29

Yuichi Nagahara

Wavelet estimation of partially linear models, Pages 31-48

Xiao-Wen Chang and Leming Qu

A bandwidth selection for kernel density estimation of functions of random

variables, Pages 49-62

A. R. Mugdadi and Ibrahim A. Ahmad

An evaluation of non-parametric relative risk estimators for disease maps,

Pages 63-78

Allan B. Clark and Andrew B. Lawson

Distribution and percentage points of the likelihood ratio statistic for

testing circular symmetry, Pages 79-89

Daya K. Nagar, Jie Chen and Arjun K. Gupta

Robustness of diallel cross designs to the loss of one or more observations,

Pages 91-109

Philip Prescott and Ralph Mansson

An anova test for functional data, Pages 111-122

Antonio Cuevas, Manuel Febrero and Ricardo Fraiman

Consistent estimation in an implicit quadratic measurement error model,

Pages 123-147

Alexander Kukush, Ivan Markovsky and Sabine Van Huffel

An unbiased method for constructing multilabel classification trees,

Pages 149-164

Hyun Gon Noh, Moon Sup Song and Sung Hyun Park

A simple more general boxplot method for identifying outliers, Pages 165-174

Neil C. Schwertman, Margaret Ann Owens and Robiah Adnan

Cluster-based estimation for sufficient dimension reduction, Pages 175-193

Lexin Li, R. Dennis Cook and Christopher J. Nachtsheim

Testing for positive association in contingency tables with fixed margins,

Pages 195-210

F. Bartolucci and L. Scaccia

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