NA Digest Sunday, October 24, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 43

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From: Brian Ford <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:31:58 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Search for New Editor-in-Chief of ACM TOMS

Search for New Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

Ron Boisvert has served as Editor-in-Chief of ACM TOMS with distinction and
is currently completing his term. Following ACM Publications Board policy a
replacement is sought and a search committee has been formed.

Further details,including the process of nomination, can be found at

The closing date for nominations is 15th December 2004.


From: Kendall Atkinson <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 16:05:20 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Matlab GUIs for Teaching NA

I have been developing GUIs for some of the basic problems of
numerical analysis. One of the frustrations I and others have faced is
how to get students in numerical analysis to do experimental computing.
Typically we assign Matlab programs, either to be used directly or to be
modified. The students work to make the programs perform properly, and
then they want to stop. But it is at this point that we want them to start
doing experimental studies. Because of this, I have been developing GUIs
to take away all of the programming effort, allowing the students to
experiment without needing to know how to program. I still use regular
Matlab programs, but these GUIs allow the students to experiment more
easily with numerical methods.

To run the GUIs, store them into a directory and then call them from
within Matlab, running Matlab from the GUI directory. All GUIs have two
files, one an m-file and one a fig-file. Several of them, e.g.
"Rootfinding", call additional GUIs, and these too must be loaded into the
same directory as the main GUI being used. The GUIs have been developed
using the Matlab program GUIDE (GUI Development Environment).

I have developed the following GUIs. I will continue to improve them,
and I am developing other GUIs for additional tasks.

1. Taylor_GUI.
2. Rootfinding.
3. Uniform_Interpolation.
4. Uniform_vs_Chebyshev_Interp.
5. Spline_GUI.
6. Integrate_GUI.
7. Gaussian_Quad.

The GUIs and accompanying information are available from the web site

In accompanying parallel directories at the same site, we give other
materials for teaching numerical analysis from the book

Elementary Numerical Analysis, 3rd edition, K. Atkinson and W. Han,
John Wiley, 2003.

These include Matlab programs, overheads for lecturing, and other
materials. The current web site for my section of the course is at the URL

and a more general master file is given at the URL

Comments on all of these materials is welcome.

If you find errors in using any of the GUIs, please notify me at the
email address I am still learning how to
properly use Guide in Matlab, so I can easily believe there are remaining


From: Julie Haenisch <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 11:28:40 -0400
Subject: On-Line Book Sale From Princeton University Press

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From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 13:13:03 -0400
Subject: SIAM Student Paper Prize

SIAM Student Paper Prize

The 2005 SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE will be presented at the 2005 SIAM Annual
Meeting scheduled for July 12-16, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Principal Guidelines

The SIAM Student Paper Prize is awarded every year to the student author(s)
of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper
Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the
student's contribution to the submitted paper. Up to three papers will be
selected for the prizes.

The purpose of the Student Paper Prize is to recognize outstanding
scholarship by students in applied mathematics and scientific computing.

Selection Procedures

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who have not
received their Ph.D. prior to March 1 of the year in which the award is given.

Submissions may be based on co-authored papers, provided that the student's
advisor will attest that the student's work played a pivotal role in the
results. A letter from the student's advisor or department chair must
accompany each entry to verify these conditions.

To enter the competition, a student must submit: (1) an extended abstract,
in English, of a paper, and (2) a short biography. The total length of the
submitted abstract (including bibliography) may not exceed five pages. The
student also must submit (3) the complete paper, which will be used for
clarification of any questions the committee may have about the extended
abstract. In addition, the student's advisor or an interested faculty
member must submit (4) a letter describing and evaluating the paper's
contribution to the literature and the student's role in the scholarship.

Deadline for Submissions

All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the SIAM
office by February 1, 2005.

Notification of Prize Winner(s)

The SIAM President will notify the recipient(s) at least six weeks before
the award date.

Each recipient is required to present his or her paper at the meeting where
the prize(s) are awarded. If attending the meeting poses a serious
hardship, an exception may be granted by the SIAM President.

Description of the Award

Each recipient of the SIAM Student Paper Prize shall receive a framed
certificate and a cash award of $1,000. Winners also receive $500 toward
travel expenses and gratis registration for the meeting.

Please direct your submission to:

Student Paper Prize Selection Committee
Professor William L. Briggs, Chair
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Please address any questions to:

J. M. Littleton
Telephone: (215) 382-9800 ext. 303

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee are: Vincent J. Ervin, Clemson
University; Juergen Gerlach, Radford University; and S. I. Hariharan,
University of Akron.


From: Ben Leim <>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 06:25:07 +0100
Subject: Distinguished Lecture at Leicester by C. W. Gear

This year's Centre for Mathematical Modelling Distinguished Lecture
entitled "Multi-scale Modelling" will be given by Professor Charles
William Gear on November 25, 2004. A web page has been established


From: Ben Leim <>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 06:30:35 +0100
Subject: Meeting at Leicester on Advances in Dynamical Simulation

A one-day meeting on the theme of "Advances in Dynamical Simulation"
will be held on November 25, 2004 at the Centre for Mathematical
Modelling in Leicester, England. The speakers are

Des Higham (Strathclyde), Sebastian Reich (Potsdam), Nick Trefethen
(Oxford) and Michael Tretyakov (Leicester)


From: Alexey Tsymbal <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 12:49:00 +0100
Subject: IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

The 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems


Trinity College Dublin
June 23-24, 2005

Deadline for submission of special track proposals is November 30, 2004

The IEEE CBMS 2005 Ogranising Committee invites proposals for Special Tracks
for the 2005 IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, to be held at
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, June 23-24, 2005. A special track usually
consists of presentation of papers in a medical informatics sub discipline or
a special field, refereed by researchers and practitioners in the field.
Unlike workshops, where position papers and reports on initial and intended
work are appropriate, papers selected for a special track should report on
significant unpublished work suitable for publication as a conference paper.

More information on IEEE CBMS 2005 may be found on the conference web site:

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Nadia Bolshakova
(, Special Tracks Chair.


From: Mei Chen <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 14:46:24 -0400
Subject: SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting In Charleston, SC

The 2005 SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting will be held on March 25-26 (Fri.
and Sat.), 2005 at the Citadel and the College of Charleston, South

Conference web site:

Invited Speakers:
1. Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston, "Coupled Systems: Theory and
2. Chris Jones, University of North Carolina, Ocean modeling
3. Tim Kelley, North Carolina State University, "Optimal Design of
Groundwater Remediation Systems with Sampling Methods"
4. James Nagy, Emory University, "Removal of Non-Uniform Motion Blurs:
Algorithms and Implementations"

Short Courses (Friday morning)
1. "Introduction to Financial Mathematics and Volatility Modeling" by
Jean-Pierre Fouque, North Carolina State University.
2. "Optimal Control Applied to Population Models" by Suzanne Lenhart,
University of Tennessee.

Mini-symposia (Special Sessions)
1."Nonlinear Waves and Solitons" organized by Alex Kasman (
and Stephane Lafortune (, College of Charleston.
2. "Linear Algebra and Signal Processing" organized by James Nagy
(, Emory University.
3. "Population Dynamics and Epidemiology" organized by Kbenesh Blayneh
(, Florida A&M University, and Gary Harrison
(, College of Charleston.
4. "Mathematics and Music" organized by Martin Jones (,
College of Charleston.
5. "Dynamic modeling of Biological Systems" organized by Eberhard O. Voit
(, Georgia Tech. and Emory University.
6. "Discontinuous Galerkin Methods" organized by Susanne Brenner
( and Fengyan Li (, University of South

Jeopardy Contest
Jeopardy Contest for undergraduate students will be hosted by Michael Berry
of University of Tennessee and organized by Dinesh Sarvate of College of
Charleston. To register a team, contact Dinesh Sarvate at

Annalisa Calini ( and Brenton LeMesurier
( of College of Charleston, and
Mei Chen ( of The Citadel.


From: Stefan Funken <>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 14:01:18 +0100
Subject: Johann-von-Neumann Lectures on Modern Computational PDEs

Johann-von-Neumann Lectures on Modern Computational PDEs

The Johann-von-Neumann Lectures on Modern Computational PDEs take place
from Monday 15 November till Wednesday November 17, 2004
at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany.

Organizers: Carsten Carstensen, HU Berlin
Stefan Funken, Brunel University, UK

The aim of the Johann-von-Neumann Lectures on Modern Computational PDEs is to
present an overview of modern trends in numerics of partial differential
equations, variational inequalities, algorithmical concepts and to discuss
applications of practical relevance.

o Introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs),
variational inequalities and integral equations
o hp-version of Finite Element Method (hp-FEM)
o Discontinuos Galerkin Method (DG-FEM)
o adaptive FEM and a posteriori error control
o H-matrices
o Fast solvers

The proposed Johann-von-Neumann Lectures are devoted to pre-graduated and
post-graduated students with interest in mathematics, computer sciences,
computational mechanics and engineering.

Confirmed speakers:
Norbert Heuer, Brunel University, UK
Ralf Kornhuber, FU Berlin
Dirk Praetorius, TU Vienna, AT
Simon Shaw, Brunel University, UK

For more information please visit our website


From: David Keyes <>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 11:57:03 -0400
Subject: Conference in NYC on Domain Decomposition Methods

16th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
January 12-15, 2005 at Courant Institute (NYU)
& Tutorial on Domain Decomposition Methods
January 11-12, 2005 at Columbia University

Submissions for contributed papers and poster presentations are still
being received for DD16. For details, please see

Domain decomposition is an active, interdisciplinary research area
concerned with the development, analysis, and implementation of
coupling and decoupling strategies in mathematical and computational
models of natural and engineered systems. The conference returns to
the USA for the first time since 1997, when there was one computer in
the world delivering 1 Tflop/s. Today, there are in excess of 250 such
computers worldwide, on which large-scale simulations are parallelized
by domain decomposition methods.

Contributions to the 16th international conference are encouraged in
areas of mathematical and numerical analysis, computer science,
scientific and industrial applications, and software development.
Besides the traditional focus on systems governed by PDEs,
contributions in domain-decomposed approaches to eigenanalysis,
optimization, and large-scale network, circuit, and data analysis, and
other areas are encouraged.

Invited talks (titles abbreviated) will be delivered by:
DDM for Parallel Adaptive Meshing R. Bank, USA
Lower Bounds in DDM S. Brenner, USA
Saddle Point Systems C. Dohrmann, USA
-TBA- R. Kornhuber, Germany
-TBA- R. Lehoucq, USA
Optimized Schwarz Methods F. Nataf, France
Interface Operators and Applics. A. Quarteroni, Switzerland
FEMs with Patches and Applics. J. Rappaz, Switzerland
DDM from an Algebraic Viewpoint Y. Saad, USA
Additive Schwarz for p- & hp-FEMs J. Schoeberl, Austria
Dual-primal FETI Algorithms A. Toselli, Switzerland
-TBA- B. Wohlmuth, Germany
Robust Algebraic Multigrid L. Zikatanov, USA
DDM for 3D Maxwell Systems J. Zou, Hong Kong

Minisymposia (titles abbreviated) have been organized by:
PDE-constrained Optimization G. Biros, USA
Optimized Schwarz Methods M. Gander, Switz. & F. Nataf, France
Space-time Parallelism M. Gander, Switz. & L. Halpern, France
DDM for Electromagnetics R. Hoppe & J. Lee, USA
FETI and Neumann-Neumann Methods A. Klawonn, Germany & K. Pierson, USA
Mortar Elements for Mechanics P. Le Tallec, France
DDM for Engineering Problems D. Rixen, C. Rey & P. Gosselet, France
Schwarz Preconditioners M. Sarkis, Brazil & D. Szyld, USA

Conference organizers have secured funding to provide travel
scholarships for many junior presenting participants. Springer-Verlag
is expected to publish selected contributions in its series "Lecture
Notes in Computational Science & Engineering". DD16 is held in
cooperation with SIAM and the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing.
The homepage of the international conference series on Domain
Decomposition Methods is:


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 21:38:11 +0200 (WET)
Subject: Conference in Lithuania Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

Second Announcement
10th International Conference
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis (MMA2005)
2nd International Conference
Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics (CMAM05)

June 1 - 5, 2005, Trakai, Lithuania

Conference organizers
The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS)
The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI)
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU)
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius
Vilnius University (VU)
International journal "Computational methods in applied mathematics" (CMAM)

The basic topics
Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of mathematical physics;
Parallel algorithms and parallel computing;
Applications of numerical methods;
Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications;
Navier - Stokes equations and Computational Fluid Dynamics;
Image processing;
Financial mathematics and mathematics in economics;
Scientific computation.

The scientific program includes Invited Plenary Talks (40 min),
Invited Semi-plenary lectures (30 min) and Contributed Talks (20 min).
The program also includes Poster Sessions.

We also invite participants to organize mini-symposia. The format for a mini-symposium
is a principal lecture (30 min) and a number of communications of 20 minutes
given by the other speakers. The mini-symposia will be scheduled in parallel sessions.
The deadline for proposals of mini-symposia is January 30, 2005.

The following mini-symposia are approved:

1. "Modelling and simulation of hydrogeological and geo-environmental problems",
co-organizers: H. Neunzert, O. Iliev (ITWM, Kaiserslautern, Germany),
P.Vabishchevich (Moscow university, Russia), e-mail: {neunzert, iliev}

2. "Navier - Stokes equations and Computational Fluid Dynamics", co-organizers:
W.Zajaczkowski, J. Rokicki (Poland), K. Pileckas (IMI, Vilnius, Lithuania)

3. "Computational Mechanics", organizers: R. Belevicius (VGTU, Vilnius, Lithuania),

4. "Parallel and grid computing: algorithms and applications", organizers:
M. Sosonkina (Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, USA),
R. Ciegis (VGTU, Vilnius, Lithuania), e-mail:

5. "Mathematical models including non-local boundary conditions", organizers:
M. Sapagovas (IMI, Vilnius, Lithuania), V.L. Makarov (Kiev, Ukraine),

Authors are requested to send an abstract (1 page) before March 30, 2005.

A full text of the Second Announcement is given at:


From: Johanna Hunt <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 19:17:37 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Hertforshire on Automatic Differentiation

Joint University of Hertfordshire/Cranfield University
Automatic Differentiation Workshop
Thursday 4th & Friday 5th November 2004
to be held at:

Room LD454
College Lane Campus
University of Hertfordshire
Herts AL10 9AB
England, Europe

Sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This 2-day workshop is the latest in a series that provides a forum for the
presentation of theoretical developments in and applications of Automatic
Differentiation (AD) and adjoint methods.

Updated information can be found at:
and follow link to "Workshops on Automatic Differentiation"

This workshop will involve a session on the challenges of developing AD
tools for Fortran 95 (with a view to the eventual goal of differentiating
C++) and a session on the use of AD in computational statistics (including
propagation of uncertainty models).

Andrea Walther (TU Dresden)
'Automatic Differentiation Of Explicit Runge-Kutta Methods For Optimal Control'
Yi Cao (Cranfield University)
'Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Using Automatic Differentiation'
Shaun Forth (Cranfield University)
'Developing Ad Tools for Fortran 95'
Bruce Christianson (University Of Hertfordshire)
'Implementation Overview'
Jean Utke (Argonne National Laboratory)
'Association by Name vs. by Address'
Laurent Hascoet (INRIA Sophia-Antipolis)
'Modules, Overloading and Recursion'
Uwe Naumann (TU Aachen)
'Dynamic Memory: F95 Pointers and Allocatable Arrays'
Andreas Kowarz (TU Dresden)
'Tapeless Forward Differentiation In Adol-C'
Rahul Kharche (Cranfield University)
'Initial Work On Matlab Source Transformation AD'
Trevor Ringrose (Cranfield University)
'Ad For Maximum Likelihood Estimation'
Bruce Christianson (University of Hertforshire)
'Progress In Propagating Uncertainties'
John Pryce (Cranfield University)
'Progress on testing the performance of LU-based code for Jacobians'

If you would like to register to attend please print out the registration form
and send the completed form by fax (+44 1707 284 185) or by regular mail to:
Johanna Hunt University of Hertfordshire Dept. of Computer Science Hatfield,
Herts AL10 9AB UK

Chairman and Local Organiser: Bruce Christianson
Co-Organiser: Shaun Forth (
Administrator: Johanna Hunt (Email:, Fax: +441707284185)


From: Jacob Kogan <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 16:47:36 -0400
Subject: Workshop at SIAM Conference on Data Mining

Call for Papers
April 23, 2005 workshop on
Clustering High-Dimensional Data and its Applications
Sutton Place Hotel
Long Beach, California
to be Held in Conjunction with the
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2005)

The workshop is devoted to clustering high-dimensional data,
which arises in diverse applications such as text/web mining
and bioinformatics.

Important Dates
Papers Due: Jan 7, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: Feb 4, 2005
Camera ready: Feb 25, 2005
Workshop: April 23, 2005

Inderjit Dhillon:
Joydeep Ghosh:
Jacob Kogan:


From: Christoph Helmberg <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 09:13:41 +0200
Subject: Workshop at Chemnitz on Integer Programming and Optimization

Workshop on
Integer Programming and Continuous Optimization
Chemnitz University of Technology
November 7-9, 2004

Todays most challenging applications require the combination of discrete
decisions with nonlinear models. The obvious need for appropriate optimization
techniques has recently lead to scattered, but increasingly ambitious efforts
on integrating both fields.

In this workshop experts in the fields of both continuous and discrete
optimization will come together in order review the state of the art, increase
cooperation and develop lines of research for the future.

The workshop consists of 23 invited presentations, 5 of them one-hour lectures
of survey character given by

Dan Bienstock
Jean Bernard Lasserre
Jon Lee
Sven Leyffer
Stefan Scholtes

and 18 talks (30 minutes each) on special issues. We thank all speakers for
having accepted our invitation, and the Chemnitz University of Technology,
in particular the Department of Mathematics, whose funds make this workshop

For the full program and further details see

We regret that there will be no possibility for contributed talks. However,
we invite everyone who is interested in the topic of the workshop to join us
in Chemnitz (for a registration fee of 70 Euro per guest in order to cover the
costs of coffee and the social program), and participate in the discussions
at the meeting.

Kurt Anstreicher, Christoph Helmberg, and Alexander Martin


From: Ana Luisa Custódio
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 09:55:36 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Portugal on Optimization in Medicine

First Announcement
July 20-22, 2005
Coimbra, Portugal
Center for International Mathematics
Institute of Biomedical Research in Light and Image, Univ. of Coimbra

The study of computing in medical applications has opened many challenging
issues and problems for both the medical computing and mathematical
communities. This workshop is intended to foster communication and
collaboration between researchers in the medical computing community and
researchers working in applied mathematics and optimization.

Invited speakers to the workshop include:

M. C. Ferris (University of Wisconsin)
H. W. Hamacher (University of Kaiserslautern)
L. D. Iasemidis (Arizona State University)
A. K. Louis (Saarland University)
J. P. Kaipio (University of Kuopio)
E. K. Lee (Georgia Institute of Technology)
A. Rangarajan (University of Florida)

Invited and contributed presentations will be scheduled during the
three days. Participants who wish to present a talk are
invited to submit a title and an abstract to by
April 30, 2005. Notification of acceptance will occur before May 20, 2005.
Additional information regarding registration, contributed talks,
deadlines, accommodation etc. is available from the workshop web site:

Co-organizers: C. Alves, A. L. Custódio, P. M. Pardalos, and L. N. Vicente

Support: Centro Internacional de Matemática
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Centro de Matemática e Aplicações do IST
Centro de Matemática da Universidade de Coimbra
Institute of Biomedical Research in Light and Image


From: Julia Holtermann <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 16:45:25 +0200
Subject: Special Issue of Constructive Approximation on Learning Theory

CA announces special issue on mathematical learning theory

Learning theory is a part of statistical estimation which studies
efficient algorithms for machine learning. It has a major interplay
between probability and approximation. Because of its increasing
importance in several application domains, Constructive Approximation
announces a special issue which will be devoted to mathematical and
numerical aspects of learning based on methods of approximation. It is
hoped that this special issue will foster research in the foundations of
learning theory.

The Editors in Chief for this special issue are Ronald DeVore,
University of South Carolina, and Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University,
Barcelona. Papers intended for this special issue should be submitted no
later than Sept 1 of 2005. It is the intent of CA that the issue will
appear in the Spring of 2006.

Papers intended for the Special Issue can be sent to either of the
Special Issue Editors or directly to CA Headquarters in Nashville,
Tennessee and should be marked for the special Issue. All papers will
be evaluated by the standard refereeing process employed by CA.


From: Steven Leon <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 00:24:24 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The Mathematics Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
invites applications for a tenure-track position in optimization or
computational mathematics at the Assistant or Associate level beginning
Fall 2005. Appointments at a higher rank may be considered in exceptional
cases. A PhD in applied mathematics or a related field is required, with
evidence of excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate
will develop and maintain a productive program of research, and provide
a stimulating learning environment for students. UMass Dartmouth is a
public university with 8000 students. Our 700-acre campus is located on the
'gateway to Cape Cod,' 10 miles from the ocean, 30 miles from Providence,
and 55 miles from Boston.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Lew Kamm
Office of the Dean,
College of Arts and Sciences,
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747
ATTN: Applied Math Position

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2005 and continue until the
position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications
and experience. The position will be filled subject to budget availability.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. Applications from women and minorities are especially


From: Joerg Fliege <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 10:27:17 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Lectureship Positions at the University of Birmingham

3 Lectureships in Management Mathematics
(Mathematics of Operational Research and
Stochastic Operational Research)

School of Mathematics
The University of Birmingham

The University invites applications for three lectureships in Management
Mathematics. Applications from researchers actively working in mathematics
of operational research or in stochastic operational research are
encouraged. Areas particularly welcome are discrete, non-linear or
multicriteria optimisation, heuristic and stochastic methods, but
successful applicants may work in any area of mathematics of operational
research or in stochastic operational research. Strong commitment to
research and enthusiasm for supervising undergraduate as well as
postgraduate students is required.

Starting salary on scale 23,643 - 35,883 british pound a year depending on
experience and qualifications.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr P Butkovic, tel: +44-(0)121-41-46600,

Application forms (returnable by 19 November 2004) and details from
Personnel Services, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston,
Birmingham B15 2TT, UK, tel: 44-(0)121-414-6486,
Please quote reference S36823.

Working towards equal opportunities.


From: Curtis Menyuk <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 22:08:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Research Positions at University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Two positions are available for a Research Faculty Member to carry out
theoretical and computational studies in fiber optics, lasers,
high-data-rate optical communications, and other related topics. A Ph.D.
in a field related to and a background in the computational solution of
nonlinear partial differential equations are required. A background in
nonlinear optics and/or solutions and/or communication theory and/or
electromagnetics is desirable. A desire and an ability to work closely
with experimental groups on applied problems are essential. The work will
include collaboration with groups in other universities, government, and
industry. The appointment will be at a level that is commensurate with
the candidate's experience. For a full description of UMBC's research
faculty positions, see the Faculty Handbook, which is available at the URL The successful
candidate(s) will be joining the research group of Professors Carter,
Menyuk, Yan, Zweck, and Marks, and are expected to participate in
mentoring students and maintaining the group's computational
infrastructure. At the level of Research Assistant Professor and above,
the successful candidate(s) are expected to participate in defining
research projects and finding external support for them. More information
about our group and its projects, including recent publications, may be
found at our group's WEB site, Send
curriculum vitae and list of references to: Curtis R. Menyuk, Computer
Science and Electrical Engineering Department, 1000 Hilltop Circle,
Baltimore, MD 21250; E-mail preferred: Screening of
CV's and references will begin November 5, 2004 and will continue until


From: John W. Barrett <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 12:55:11 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Imperial College London

There is a 2 year EPSRC postdoctoral position available
in the Mathematics Department at Imperial College, London, UK.

Finite Element Approximation of Thin Film Flows
John W. Barrett (Maths) and Omar K. Matar (Chem. Eng.).

Closing date 8th November 2004.

For further details and application forms, see


From: Tianhai Tian <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 15:58:54 +1000
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Biology
A postdoctoral position exists in the Advanced Computational Modelling Centre
(ACMC) at the University of Queensland as part of an ARC funded project to
develop and maintain a recognised research program in computational biology
(Bioinformatics). You will be expected to develop mathematical models for
biological systems and/or explore efficient numerical methods for simulating
biological systems within a collaborative research environment between ACMC and
biologists in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

You should possess a PhD in computational biology or computational science,
together with experience in one or more of the following fields: computational
biology, computational science, genetics, and molecular biology.

The ACMC's primary mission is to carry out research and provide support to the
University in the broad areas of advanced computing, visualisation and
computational science, all of which are key strengths of the University of
Queensland. A major research focus of the ACMC is directed towards conducting
world-class research in the field of computational biology/computational science.

This is a fixed term, full-time appointment at Academic Level A. The appointment
will be for two years from the start of appointment, with the possibility of
extension under the Professor Kevin Burrage's Fereration Fellowship. The
remuneration package will be in the range of A$52,930 - A$64,466 per annum,
including employer superannuation contributions of 17%.

Obtain the position description and selection criteria by browsing the web
site of UQ vacancies or contact Prof. Kevin Burrage ( or
Dr. Tianhai Tian ( to discuss the role.

Send applications to:

Ms Marian Lipman,
Advanced Computational Modelling Centre,
the University of Queensland,
St Lucia, QLD 4072 Australia,
or email

Closing date for applications: 19 November 2004.


From: Craig Lucas <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 16:57:22 +0100
Subject: Staff Positions at University of Manchester

HPC Vacancies at Manchester Computing
Manchester Computing, Europe's premier university computing facility,
supporting world class research and teaching in all disciplines provides
both a local and national supercomputing service, and undertakes
research and developments in high performance computing, visualization
and e-science. Manchester Computing currently has the following

HPC Consultants (multiple posts) [Ref: 883N]
We wish to recruit HPC Consultants who will join a team responsible for
providing computational support for the local and national research
community, including CSAR.

Supercomputer Datamining Researcher [Ref 884N]
This project is funded by EPSRC for new applications in High Performance
Computing. It will develop a data mining resource which exploits the
parallel nature of super-computing platforms to implement a number of
advanced learning techniques to allow very large datasets to be analysed
within reasonable timescales. The project is in collaboration with the
universities of East Anglia and the West of England.

For more information please see:


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 12:01:35 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 19, Number 6 (November, 2004)

H. Wolkowicz
Solving semidefinite programs using preconditioned conjugate

M. Haarala, K. Miettinen and M.M. Makela
New limited memory bundle method for large-scale
nonsmooth optimization

X.Q. Yang and X.X. Huang
Lower order penalty methods for mathematical programs
with complementarity constraints

Jerry Eriksson and Per-Ake Wedin
Truncated Gauss-Newton algorithms for ill-conditioned nonlinear
least squares problems

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Online sample copy and Instructions for Authors:

Discounted individual subscription:


From: Ed Saff <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 10:51:42 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation

Contents: Constructive Approximation
Vol. 21, No. 1, 2005

"Weighted Approximation of Functions on the Unit Sphere"
Yuan Xu
Pages 1-28

"Beyond Besov Spaces, Part 2: Oscillation Spaces"
S. Jaffard
Pages 29-61

"Sparse Approximation of Singularity Functions"
P.-A. Nitsche
Pages 63-81

"Tight Frames and Their Symmetries"
R. Vale and S. Waldron
Pages 83-112

"A New Characterization of Weighted Peetre K-Functionals"
B.R. Draganov and K.G. Ivanov
Pages 113-148

Constructive Approximation
An International Journal for Approximations and Expansions
Published by Springer


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