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From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 15:04:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Information-Based Complexity Young Researcher Award Winners


Christiane Lemieux, Department of Mathematics, University of Calgary,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Josef Dick, School of Mathematics,
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia are the co-winners of this
annual award. The award is given for significant contributions to
information-based complexity by a young researcher who has not reached their
35th birthday by September 30th of the year of the award. Each recipient of
the award will receive $500 and a plaque. The awards will be presented at
a suitable location.


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 15:06:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Information-Based Complexity Prize Nominations


This annual prize is for outstanding achievement in information-based
complexity. It consists of $3000 and a plaque and will be awarded at a
suitable location. The prize committee will consist of Stefan Heinrich,
Universitat Kaiserslautern; Peter Mathe, Weierstrass Institute for Applied
Analysis and Stochastics; Joseph F. Traub, Columbia University;
Arthur G. Werschulz Fordham Univerity; and Henryk Wozniakowski, Columbia
University and University of Warsaw. Anyone other than a current member
of the prize committee is eligible. The members of the prize committee
would appreciate nominations for the prize. However, a person does not
have to be nominated to win the award.

The deadline for the award is March 31, 2005. The award can be based on
work done in a single year, in a number of years or over a lifetime. The
work can be published in any journal, in a number of journals, or as


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 12:52:38 -0500
Subject: SIAM James H. Wilkinson Prize 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.


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
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

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.


From: Fayssal Benkhaldoun <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 14:26:17 +0100
Subject: Symposium in Morocco on Finite Volumes

Fourth International Symposium on
Finite Volumes for Complex Applications
- Problems and Perspectives -
July 4-8, 2005 / Marrakech, Morocco


Please note that the deadline to submit papers is february 1, 2005.

Aim of the symposium:
The organisers intend to give the opportunity of a large and critical
discussion about the various aspects of Finite Volume methods:
Mathematical results, numerical techniques, but also validations via
industrial applications and comparisons with experimental test results.
By critical we mean that the qualities of the methods but also their
limits should be shown, as well as new approaches. New ideas are
explicitly welcome.

The fwor International Symposium on Finite Volumes for Complex
Applications follows the first symposium held in Rouen, France in 1996,
the second one held in Duisburg, Germany, in 1999, and the third
symposium held in Porquerolles, France in 2002.

Researchers, engineers and general users in the fields of applied
mathematics, numerical analysis, fluid mechanics and other fields of the
applied sciences who are concerned with Finite Volume Techniques for any
application. Honoured scientists, industrial delegates and students are
equally welcome.


From: Alexey Tsymbal <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 16:57:45 -0000
Subject: Symposium in Dublin on Computer-Based Medical Systems

The 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems


The 18th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2005) will
be held on June 23-24, 2005 at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. CBMS 2005 is
co-sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland; Department of Computer Science,
Trinity College Dublin; and the IEEE Computer Society (Technical Committee
on Computational Medicine, TCCM).

The conference Web site is: (mirror)

CBMS 2005 is intended to provide an international forum for discussing the
latest results in the field of computational medicine. The symposium is
dedicated to a broad arena of issues which relate computing to medicine,
with a focus on bioinformatics. The symposium consists of regular and special
track sessions with technical contributions reviewed and selected by an
international program committee, as well as of invited talks and tutorials
given by leading scientists.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Jane B. Grimson
Co-Chair, Centre for Health Informatics
Vise Provost, Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Jan Komorowski
Head, The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics
Uppsala University

Dr. R. Bharat Rao
Department Head, Clinical CAD & Data Mining
Computer Aided Diagnosis & Therapy
Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc.

General Chairs

Padraig Cunningham Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Alexey Tsymbal Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


From: Ajith Abraham <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 21:02:07 +0900
Subject: Workshop in Poland on Multiobjective Optimization

EMODA'05: International Workshop on Evolutionary Multiobjective
Optimization Design and Applications

in conjuntion with

ISDA'05: Fifth International Conference on Intelligent System Design
and Applications

September 08-10, 2005, Wroclaw, Poland
Conference web site:


The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on
the field of Multiobjective Optimization to discuss about their
current and further work and to exchange research ideas in this field.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Theoretical developments:
- Swarm Intelligence for Multiobjective Optimization
- Multiobjective Evolvable Hardware
- Comparative studies of MOEAs
- New Algorithms for Multiobjective Optimization
- Test Data for Multiobjective Optimization Algorithms
- Performance Measures for Multiobjective Optimization Algorithms
- Hybrid MOEAs

Real world applications of MOEAs
- Image and Signal Processing
- Control and Automation
- Bioinformatics
- Data Mining
- E-commerce applications
- Internet Modeling, Communication and Networking
- Decision Support Systems
- Information Retrieval
- Virtual Reality
- Other Engineering Applications


Workshop Chairs
* Crina Grosan, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Ajith Abraham, Chung-Ang University, Korea

For further information please email: Crina Grosan


From: Stefano Micheletti <>
Date: 22 Dec 2004 15:52:26 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Milan on Modeling Semiconductor Devices

We have the pleasure to announce the two-day workshop:

Recent Advances in Modeling and Simulation
of Semiconductor Devices and Circuits

February 2005, Thu. 17 - Fri. 18

to be held at:

MOX (Modeling and Scientific Computing)
Palazzo "La Nave", 6th floor
Dipartimento di Matematica ``F. Brioschi''
Politecnico di Milano
via Bonardi 9, 20133
Milano, Italy

The aim of the meeting is:
- to gather competences in semiconductor
device and circuit simulation emanating from long-time experience
in Electrical Engineering, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis
and Scientific Computing;
- to promote scientific discussion on state-of-the-art problems,
techniques and models.

Researchers wishing to present a contributed talk are invited to submit
a title and a one-page abstract to the organizers by January 10, 2005.
Deadline for notification of acceptance: January 17, 2005

The preliminary list of invited speakers includes:
M. Anile (Universita` di Catania)
G. Ali' (I.A.C. ``Mauro Picone", C.N.R. di Napoli)
A. Arnold (Universitaet Muenster)
A. Bartel (Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal)
G. Cappuccino (Universita` della Calabria)
P. Degond (Universite' Paul Sabatier, Toulouse Cedex)
G. Frosali (Facolta' di Ingegneria di Firenze)
T. Grasser (TU Wien)
M. Guenther (Universitaet Karlsruhe)
A. Juengel (Universitaet Mainz)
G. Miano (Universita` Federico II, Napoli)
P. Pietra (I.M.A.T.I. del C.N.R. di Pavia)
R. Pinnau (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt)
M. Politi (Politecnico di Milano)
W. Schilders (Philips Research Laboratories)
A. Spinelli (Politecnico di Milano)
For further information please visit the Workshop web site:

The registration fee is 100 Euros.
To register, you are kindly invited to contact:

Pamela Palazzini (MOX Secretary),
Dipartimento di Matematica, "F. Brioschi", Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Tel.: +39-02-2399-4611

We look forward to meeting you in Milano.

The local organizers:
Stefano Micheletti:
Riccardo Sacco:


From: Heinz W. Engl <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 21:29:41 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Workshop in Linz on Level Set Methods

Workshop on Level Set Methods for Direct and Inverse Problems
(Linz, Austria, September 14-16, 2005)

An international workshop on "Level Set Methods for Direct and Inverse
Problems" will be held in Linz, Austria from September 14 to 16, 2005.
This workshop is organized by the Special Research Area SFB F 013
"Numerical and Symbolic Scientific Computing" at the Johannes Kepler
University, and the Johann Radon Institute for Computational
and Applied Mathematics. The topics of the workshop are computational
and theoretical aspects of level set methods and related techniques for
geometric problems, and their applications to direct (geometric motion
and moving boundary problems) and inverse problems (shape reconstruction
and shape optimization).


Gregoire Allaire (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
Antonin Chambolle (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
Gerhard Dziuk (University Freiburg, Germany)
Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas, Austin, USA)
Michael Hintermueller (University Graz, Austria)
Stanley Osher (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Martin Rumpf (University Bonn, Germany)
Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
Otmar Scherzer (University Innsbruck, Austria)
Yen-Hsi Richard Tsai (University of Texas, Austin, USA)
Hongkai Zhao (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Jean-Paul Zolesio (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France)

A limited number of contributed talks related to the workshop topics
(about 20 minutes) will be accepted for presentation. If you intend to
contribute a talk, please send title and abstract until June 30, 2005,

A registration tool and further information on the workshop and location
will be available soon at the web site:

For questions please contact:
Martin Burger or Benjamin Hackl
Industrial Mathematics Institute
Johannes Kepler University
Altenbergerstr. 69
A 4040 Linz, Austria


From: Gang Bao <>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 13:20:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Michigan State University

Tenure Track Position in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027

Description: Pending budgetary approval, the Department will have a
tenure track position to begin Fall 2005. It is expected that successful
applicants will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, but truly
outstanding candidates for appointment at higher ranks will be considered.
Excellence is essential in both research and teaching, and it is expected
that the successful candidate will have at least two years of experience
beyond the Ph.D. While outstanding applicants from all mathematical
research areas may be considered, preference will be given to those with
significant research accomplishments in interdisciplinary mathematics, especially in
scientific computation as applied to nano-science, biological,
optical/electromagnetic, or materials science.

Application information: An applicant should send a vita as well as a
brief statement of research interests, and arrange for at least four
letters of recommendation to be sent, one of which must specifically address the
applicant's ability to teach. Application via this website is strongly
encouraged. Application materials can also be addressed to The Hiring
Committee, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East
Lansing, MI 48824-1027. Completed applications (including letters of
recommendation) received by November 15, 2004 are assured of consideration,
but applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Handicappers have the right to request and receive reasonable


From: Ron Boisvert <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 17:45:28 -0500
Subject: NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at NIST

The National Research Council Associateship Programs are accepting
applications for awards for postdoctoral research to be conducted in
residence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado. Among the topic areas
of interest are applied mechanics, computational biology, materials
science, computational electromagnetics, image analysis, applied
optimization, combinatorial and discrete algorithms, mathematical
software, scientific data mining, and quantum information. For details

The deadline for applications is February 1. The NRC program at NIST
is restricted to US citizens.


From: Juan Meza <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 14:10:20 -0800
Subject: Alvarez Fellowship at NERSC

Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science

The Computational Research Division and the National Energy Research
Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at the U.S. Department of Energy?s
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provide high-performance
computing tools, expertise and resources that enable computational
science of scale. Large inter-disciplinary teams of scientists attack
fundamental problems in science and engineering that require massive
calculations and have broad scientific and economic impacts. The
scientific staff at Berkeley Lab recognizes the increasing significance
of computational science?and the need to help educate the next
generation of computational scientists. Today?s computational science
is rooted in the efforts of innovative scientists like Luis W. Alvarez.
In the 1950s, physicist Dr. Alvarez opened a new era in high-energy
physics research with his proposal to build a pressurized chamber
filled with liquid hydrogen. Known as a ?bubble chamber,? this device
would allow scientists to discover new particles and analyze their
behavior. In his 1955 prospectus for such an experimental facility, Dr.
Alvarez became one of the first scientists to propose using computing
devices for analyzing experimental data, even before such computers
were actually available. By the 1960s, Dr. Alvarez?s vision was
reality. His colleagues at Berkeley Lab used computers to track some
1.5 million particle physics events annually and developed scientific
computing techniques which were adopted by researchers around the
world. This effort led to Dr. Alvarez receiving the Nobel Prize for
Physics in 1968.

The Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science aims to
achieve these goals by enabling a recent graduate with a Ph.D. (or
equivalent) to acquire further scientific scientific training and to
develop professional maturity for independent research. Applicants must
be a recent graduate (within the past four years) with a strong
emphasis on computing or computational science. The successful
applicant will be compensated with a competitive salary and excellent

We encourage those who share Dr. Alvarez's scientific curiosity and
dedication to join us in our efforts by considering the following


(Position #CR17182) Develop mathematical/computational methods for
large nanosystems, including implementing efficient strategies for the
solution of large eigenvalue problems on parallel architectures. For
more information about the project, please visit

(Position #CR17572) Develop methods for electronic structure
calculations of various nanostructures (colloidal quantum dots,
conjugated polymers, electronic levels and transports), methodology
developments for large-scale nanosystems structure calculations (e.g.,
charge patching methods, polarizations, impurities and transports).
For more information about the project, please visit

Applications are due by February 1 for the following academic year.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume or
CV, and a list of three references by email to or by standard mail to:

Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship
Position number/JNAD
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 50B-4230
Berkeley, CA 94720
Attn: Fellowship Coordinator

For more information about additional opportunities in Computing
Sciences, please visit our web site at


From: Randy LeVeque <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 16:35:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at the University of Washington

The Applied Mathematics Department at the University of Washington
is seeking a VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow / Acting Assistant Professor
beginning in the Autumn of 2005. Strong applicants in all areas of applied
mathemtics are encouraged to apply, though please note that VIGRE
Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or
U.S. nationals. For further information please see
The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and
strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


From: Stig Skelboe <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:47:10 +0100
Subject: Postdoctoral Position in Copenhagen

Postdoctoral Position in Parallel Algorithms for Computational Nano-Science

A postdoctoral position in connection with the research programme Parallel
Algorithms for Computational Nano-Science is available for a maximum of
three years starting as early as possible in 2005.

The topic of the research programme is to develop, implement and test new
scalable algorithms for the massively parallel execution of quantum chemistry
software aimed at simulating nano-structures relevant for emerging electronic
devices. The research programme is a collaboration between the Computer Science
Department at University of Copenhagen (DIKU), the Informatics and Mathematical
Modeling Department (IMM), Technical University of Denmark and Atomistix A/S.

The post doc will be part of a research team consisting of two Ph.D.students,
faculty members of the university departments and researchers from the company
Atomistix A/S. Furthermore the post doc will have the opportunity of interacting
with leading research groups in quantum chemistry in Denmark, e.g. at the
Nano-Science Center at University of Copenhagen.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in computer science, physics or chemistry
and a strong background in parallel computing and/or quantum chemistry/
electronic structure theory.

Applications are accepted until February 7, 2005. Further information is
available from Stig Skelboe, DIKU, tel: +45 3532 1449, e-mail:
The full advertisement can be seen on


From: Konrad Steiner <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 09:00:47 +0100
Subject: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter am Fraunhofer ITWM

Das Fraunhofer Institut fuer Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
in Kaiserslautern sucht ab sofort fuer die
Abteilung Stroemungen und komplexe Strukturen
zwei vorrangig promovierte

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen

fuer die Schwerpunkte
- Mikrostruktursimulation und Virtuelles Materialdesign
(Arbeitsgebiet: Brennstoffzellensimulation)
- Strukturoptimierung in Mechanik und Akustik
(Arbeitsgebiet: Biodesign)

Fundierte Kenntnisse in Theorie und Numerik partieller
Differentialgleichungen und Erfahrungen im wissenschaftlichen
Rechnen und im Bereich Softwaretechnik mindestens unter
C++ und Matlab werden erwartet.
CAD-Kenntnisse sind fuer das Arbeitsgebiet Strukturoptimierung
von Vorteil.

Wenn Sie die Loesung interessanter Probleme aus der Industrie
reizt, und Sie mit mathematischer Modellierung und Simulation
bishin zur Umsetzung in anwenderfreundliche Software vertraut sind,
sollten Sie mit uns Kontakt aufnehmen.
Das ITWM versteht Mathematik als zentrale Schluesseltechnologie und
bietet eine abwechselungsreiche Taetigkeit in einem Team
von Mathematikern/innen, Informatikern/innen, Physikern/innen und

Die Stellen sind zunaechst befristet.
Anstellung, Verguetung und Sozialleistungen erfolgen in Anlehnung
an den Bundes-Angestelltentarif (BAT).

Anfragen und Bewerbungen richten Sie bitte bis spaetestens
31. Januar 2005 an:
Fraunhofer Institut fuer Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
Dr. Konrad Steiner
67663 Kaiserslautern

Weitere Information finden Sie unter:


From: Eric Pardede <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 09:45:38 +1100
Subject: Contents, Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining

International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining (IJDWM)
Volume 1, Number 1, Jan-Mar 2005
Inaugural Issue
Table of Contents


Welcome to the International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining
David Taniar, Editor-in-Chief


1-36 A Presentation Model & Non-Traditional Visualization for OLAP
Andreas Maniatis, Panos Vassiliadis, Panos Vassiliadis,
Spiros Skiadopoulos, Yannis Vassiliou,
George Mavrogonatos, Ilias Michalarias

37-56 Periodic Streaming Data Reduction Using Flexible Adjustment
of Time Section Size
Jaehoon Kim, Seog Park

57-81 Fuzzy Miner: Extracting Fuzzy Rules from Numerical Patterns
Nikos Pelekis, Babis Theodoulidis
Ioannis Kopanakis, Yannis Theodoridis


From: Jing Li <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 12:12:19 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics

Volume 23 Number 1 January 2005

Jayantha Pasdunkorale A., Ian W. Turner
A Second Order Control-volume Finite-element Least-squares Strategy for
Simulating Diffusion in Strongly Anisotropic Media

Yuan-bei Deng, Xi-yan Hu
On Solutions of Matrix Equation $AXA^T+BYB^T=C$

Jan Brandts, Michal Krizek
Superconvergence of Tetrahedral Quadratic Finite Elements

Si-qing Gan, Wei-min Zheng
Stability of General Linear Methods for Systems of Functional-Differential
and Functional Equations

Yao-lin Jiang
Waveform Relaxation Methods of Nonlinear Integral-Differential-Algebraic

Ren-zhong Feng, Ren-hong Wang
Closed Smooth Surface Defined from Cubic Triangular Splines

Jing-hong Liu, Qi-ding Zhu
Uniform Superapproximation of the Derivative of Tetrahedral Quadratic Finite
Element Approximation

Bao-jiang Zhong
A Product Hybrid GMRES Algorithm for Nonsymmetric Linear Systems

Si-ming Huang
Expected Number of Iterations of Interior-point Algorithms for Linear

He Qi, Lie-heng Wang, Wei-ying Zheng
On Locking-free Finite Element Schemes for Three-dimensional Elasticity


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