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From: Alan J. Laub <laub@ucdavis.edu>

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 11:11:55 -0800

**Subject: New Book, Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers**

Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers

Alan J. Laub

Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers provides a blend of

undergraduate- and graduate-level topics in matrix theory and linear

algebra that relieves instructors of the burden of reviewing such

material in subsequent courses that depend heavily on the language of

matrices. Consequently, the text provides an often-needed bridge

between undergraduate-level matrix theory and linear algebra and the

level of matrix analysis required for graduate-level study and

research. The text is sufficiently compact that the material can be

taught comfortably in a one-quarter or one-semester course.

Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the concept of matrix

factorization to provide a foundation for a later course in numerical

linear algebra. The author addresses connections to differential and

difference equations as well as to linear system theory and

encourages instructors to augment these examples with other

applications of their own choosing.

Audience

Because the tools of matrix analysis are applied on a daily basis to

problems in biology, chemistry, computer science, econometrics,

engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, and a wide variety of

other fields, the text can serve a rather diverse audience. The book

is primarily intended to be used as a text for senior undergraduate

or beginning graduate students in engineering, the sciences,

mathematics, computer science, or computational science who wish to

be familiar with enough matrix analysis and linear algebra that they

can effectively use the tools and ideas of these fundamental subjects

in a variety of applications. However, individual engineers or

scientists who need a concise reference or a text for self-study will

also find this book useful.

Prerequisites for using this text are knowledge of calculus and some

previous exposure to matrices and linear algebra, including, for

example, a basic knowledge of determinants, singularity of matrices,

eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and positive definite matrices. There

are exercises at the end of each chapter.

Contents

Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction and Review; Chapter 2: Vector

Spaces; Chapter 3: Linear Transformations; Chapter 4: Introduction to

the Moore-Penrose Pseudoinverse; Chapter 5: Introduction to the

Singular Value Decomposition; Chapter 6: Linear Equations; Chapter 7:

Projections, Inner Product Spaces, and Norms; Chapter 8: Linear Least

Squares Problems; Chapter 9: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; Chapter

10: Canonical Forms; Chapter 11 Linear Differential and Difference

Equations; Chapter 12: Generalized Eigenvalue Problems; Chapter 13:

Kronecker Products; Bibliography; Index.

2004 / xiv + 157 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-576-8

List Price $36.00 / SIAM Member Price $25.20 / Order Code OT91

To order, go to http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/ot91.html

or contact siambooks@siam.org

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From: Tony Humphries <tony.humphries@mcgill.ca>

Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 11:18:07 -0500

**Subject: Montreal Scientific Computing Days**

The 2nd Montreal Scientific Computing Days

February 26 - 27, 2005

Centre de recherches mathématiques,

Montréal, Canada

The objective of this workshop is to encourage scientific exchange within the

scientific computing community in Québec and further afield. The program

includes two short courses offered by international experts, as well as

contributed sessions in the form of a twenty-minute presentation or a poster.

Students and post-doctoral researchers are especially encouraged to participate.

Some financial support is available for out-of-town participants.

Short Courses

Jan S. Hesthaven, Brown University

Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Solving Time-Dependent

PDEs: Theoretical Essentials and Practical Aspects

Jay Gopalakrishnan, University of Florida

Multigrid Methods and Applications to Electromagnetics

There is no registration fee; however, registration is necessary.

The deadline for abstract submissions and financial aid requests is

February 11, 2005.

See http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/Comp05/indexen.html for further details.

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From: Brahim Amaziane <brahim.amaziane@univ-pau.fr>

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 12:12:12 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Morocco on Modeling in Natural Resources**

MAMERN'05 Second Announcement and Call for Papers

International Conference on Approximation Methods

and Numerical Modeling in Environment and Natural Resources

Organized by University Mohammed I - Oujda, Morocco

University of Granada, Spain

& University of Pau and CNRS, France

May 9-11, Oujda, Morocco

http://lma.univ-pau.fr/meet/mamern/

Contact: mamern@univ-pau.fr

Main Topics:

- Approximation Methods

- Numerical Modeling of Flow in Porous Media

- Mathematical Analysis of Models in Porous Media

- Applications of Approximation and Modeling to Environment Sciences and

Natural Resources

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From: Luis Castro <lcastro@mat.ua.pt>

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 19:11:04 -0000

**Subject: Conference in Portugal on Operator Theory**

Conference OTFUSA2005:

Conference on Operator Theory, Function Spaces and Applications

Dedicated to the 60th birthday of Professor F.-O. Speck

Aveiro, Portugal, 7-9 July 2005

The main topics of OTFUSA2005 include:

1.. Convolution type operators and related classes of singular operators,

Bessel potential and pseudo-differential operators, factorisation theory,

operator relations and normalisation problems;

2.. The theory of function spaces and distributions around Lebesgue, Lorentz,

Sobolev, Besov and Triebel-Lizorkin spaces, embeddings, interpolation,

traces and extensions, representation formulas, oscillation;

3.. Applications to mathematical physics, wave diffraction and scattering

theory, elliptic boundary value problems, mixed problems in canonical

domains, localisation, interface problems, boundary integral methods,

boundary-domain methods, explicit solutions, regularity, singularities,

fractal analysis and asymptotic behaviour.

Please find all the details at the conference homepage

http://www.mat.ua.pt/otfusa2005/

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From: Lieven De Lathauwer <lathauwer@ensea.fr>

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 15:06:17 +0100

**Subject: Workshop in Marseille on Tensor Decompositions and Applications**

WORKSHOP ON TENSOR DECOMPOSITIONS AND APPLICATIONS

CIRM, Luminy, Marseille, France

August 29 - September 2, 2005

Organized in cooperation with

the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Preregistration deadline: May 8, 2005

URL: http://www.etis.ensea.fr/~wtda/

This workshop is devoted to the study of tensor decompositions. Though

higher-order tensor (also known as multidimensional, multi-way, or n-way

array) decompositions have been around for many years, the door is now

opening on greater mathematical understanding and new applications. This

topic has been the domain of researchers in psychometrics and

chemometrics since the seventies, resulting in, e.g., new methods for

factor analysis. More recently, tensors have found their way to signal

processing via the use of high-order statistics, joint matrix techniques

and applications in telecommunications. Other applications include

complexity theory, (blind) system identification, biomedical

engineering, numerical analysis, and data mining, among others.

The workshop will bring together researchers investigating tensor

decompositions and specialists in scientific computing, linear algebra,

algebraic geometry, and applications. The workshop will feature a series

of invited talks by leading experts, contributed presentations on

specific problems, and group discussions. Tutorials will be provided for

researchers who are new in the field. The goal of the workshop is

further to deepen the theoretical understanding of multilinear algebra,

develop reliable numerical algorithms and tackle new applications.

Specific issues to be addressed include:

* Large-scale problems

* Topological properties of tensor spaces

* Exact or approximate tensor decompositions

* Mathematical properties of tensor decompositions

* Computing using tensor decompositions

* Harmonic analysis

* Independent component analysis

* Applications in wireless communications

* Diagnostics in data analysis

Chairmen:

Lieven De Lathauwer, ETIS, UMR 8051, France

Pierre Comon, I3S, UMR 6070, France

Steering Committee:

Rasmus Bro, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

Bart L.R. De Moor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Gene H. Golub, Stanford University, USA

Richard A. Harshman, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Tamara G. Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Pieter M. Kroonenberg, Leiden University, The Netherlands

James G. Nagy, Emory University, USA

Nicholas D. Sidiropoulos, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Jos M.F. Ten Berge, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

Joos Vandewalle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Charles F. Van Loan, Cornell University, USA

SIAM Representative:

Lieven De Lathauwer, ETIS, UMR 8051, France

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From: Kirsten Wilden <wilden@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 09:38:33 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Conference in New Orleans on Control and Its Applications**

Conference Name: Sixth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications,

being held jointly with the 2005 SIAM Annual Meeting

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dates: July 11-14, 2005

Invited Plenary Speakers

Marie Csete, Emory University

Mrdjan Jankovic, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering

(Joint Plenary Speaker with the 2005 SIAM Annual Meeting)

Naomi Leonard, Princeton University

William Levine, University of Maryland, College Park

William McEneaney, University of California, San Diego

Igor Mezic, University of California, Santa Barbara

Thaleia Zariphopoulou, University of Texas, Austin

Invited Topical Speaker

Matthias Heinkenschloss, Rice University

(Joint Topical Speaker with the 2005 SIAM Annual Meeting)

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/ct05/

*New Deadlines!*

Minisymposium proposals: February 1, 2005

Abstracts for all contributed and minisymposium presentations: February 1, 2005

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conferences Department at

meetings@siam.org.

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From: Mei Chen <mei.chen@citadel.edu>

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 18:04:42 -0500

**Subject: SIAM-SEAS Meeting in Charleston**

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, Charleston, SC.

Conference web site:

http://math.cofc.edu/SIAMSEAS/

Invited Speakers

1. Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston, Coupled Systems: Theory and

Examples.

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 (Contact the session organizer(s) for submitting a paper.):

1. Solitons and Integrability organized by Alex Kasman (kasmana@cofc.edu) and

Stephane Lafortune (lafortunes@cofc.edu), College of Charleston.

2. Linear Algebra and Signal Processing organized by James Nagy

(nagy@mathcs.emory.edu), Emory University.

3. Population Dynamics and Epidemiology organized by Kbenesh Blayneh

(kbenesh.blayneh@famu.edu), Florida A&M University , and Gary Harrison

(harrisong@cofc.edu), College of Charleston.

4. Mathematics and Music organized by Martin (Jones jonesm@cofc.edu), College

of Charleston.

5. Dynamic modeling of biological systems organized by Eberhard O. Voit

(eberhard.voit@bme.gatech.edu), Georgia Tech. and Emory University.

6. Discontinuous Galerkin Methods organized by Susanne Brenner

(brenner@math.sc.edu) and Fengyan Li (fli@math.sc.edu), University of South

Carolina.

7. Information Retrieval organized by Amy Langville

(anlangvi@unity.ncsu.edu), North Carolina State University and College of

Charleston and Carl Meyer (meyer@ncsu.edu), North Carolina State University.

8. Thin Liquid Films organized by Michael Shearer (shearer@math.ncsu.edu) and

Rachel Levy (rlevy@unity.ncsu.edu), North Carolina State University

9. Inverse Problems in Electromagnetics and Biology organized by H.T. Banks

(htbanks@eos.ncsu.edu) and Nathan Gibson (ngibson@math.ncsu.edu), North

Carolina State University.

Contributed Papers and Student Papers Sessions

Further research, expository and educational papers in areas of applied and

industrial mathematics are solicited for the program. Student paper awards

are established for both graduate and undergraduate student papers. Please

send titles and abstracts to Dr. Annalisa Calini by email at calinia@cofc.edu

by February 21, 2005. There will also be a SIAM Regional Student Chapters

Special Session organized by Susanne C. Brenner (brenner@math.sc.edu)

and Li-yeng Sung (sung@math.sc.edu), University of South Carolina.

Math Jeopardy Contest

Jeopardy Contest for undergraduate students will be organized by Dinesh

Sarvate of College of Charleston. To register a team, contact Dinesh Sarvate

at sarvated@cofc.edu. Participation is limited to the first 12 teams which

register for the contest, and the deadline for registration is Monday

February 21, 2005.

Organizers

Annalisa Calini (calinia@cofc.edu) and Brenton LeMesurier

(lemesurierb@cofc.edu) of College of Charleston, and Mei Chen

(chenm@citadel.edu) of The Citadel.

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From: Gianluigi Rozza <gianluigi.rozza@epfl.ch>

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 16:08:12 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at EPFL Lausanne**

Faculty Positions in Mathematics

at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Over the next few years EPFL intends to make numerous faculty appointments of

exceptional individuals across the range of mathematics.

We seek mathematical scientists with outstanding accomplishments in any domain

of pure and applied mathematics, including statistics.

Preference will be given at the assistant and associate professor levels, but

top senior candidates will also be considered.

Successful candidates will establish and lead vigorous independent research

programs, interact with existing projects, and be committed to excellence in

teaching.

Significant start-up resources and research infrastructure will be available.

Applications should be made through http://sma.epfl.ch/search by March 31st.

Candidates will be required to submit curriculum vitae, concise statement of

research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses (including email)

of five referees as a single PDF file (at most 20 sides of A4, plus list of

publications). A printed version of this file should be sent to:

Professor Alfio Quarteroni

Mathematics Search Committee

IACS-FSB-EPFL

Station 8

CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

For additional information, please consult: http://sma.epfl.ch/search

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer.

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From: John W. Barrett <jwb@ic.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 07:04:22 -0000

**Subject: Lectureship and PhD Studentship at Imperial College, London**

Imperial College, London is advertising

(i) a Lectureship in Numerical Analysis (Closing date 30 April 2005).

(ii) a PhD Studentship in Numerical Analysis (Closing date 11 February 2005).

For details see www.ma.ic.ac.uk

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From: Ed Saff <esaff@math.vanderbilt.edu>

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 00:29:46 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation**

Constructive Approximation

Vol. 21 No. 2 2005

Table of Contents

"Digital Sums and Divide-and-Conquer Recurrences: Fourier Expansions and

Absolute Convergence"

P.J. Grabner and H.K. Hwang

Pages 149-179

"An Extension of an Inequality of Duffin and Schaeffer"

G. Nikolov

Pages 181-191

"Uncertainty Principles for Sturm-Liouville Operators"

Zh.-K. Li and L.-M. Liu

Pages 193-205

"A Characterization of Best phi-Approximants with Applications to

Multidimensional Isotonic Approximation"

F.D. Mazzone and H.H. Cuenya

Pages 207-223

"On a Uniform Treatment of Darboux's Method"

R. Wong and Y.-Q. Zhao

Pages 225-255

"Greedy-Type Approximation in Banach Spaces and Applications"

V.N. Temlyakov

Pages 257-292

Constructive Approximation

An International Journal for Approximations and Expansions

Published by Springer

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~ca

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From: Thomas Hogan <hogan@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 16:29:51 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 131, Number 2, December 2004

Online at www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/6843-2004-998689997-539355

Tam\'{a}s Erd\'{e}lyi

The uniform closure of non-dense rational spaces on the unit interval

149--156

Thomas Hangelbroek, G\"{u}nther N\"{u}rnberger, Christian R\"{o}ssl,

Hans-Peter Seidel, and Frank Zeilfelder

Dimension of C1-splines on type-6 tetrahedral partitions

157--184

Zhu Laiyi

On the degree of convergence of lemniscates in finite connected domains

185--195

F. E. Levis and H. H. Cuenya

Best constant approximants in Lorentz spaces

196--207

Alfredo Dea\~{n}o, Amparo Gil, and Javier Segura

New inequalities from classical Sturm theorems

208--230

Semyon B. Yakubovich

On the least values of $L_p$-norms for the Kontorovich-Lebedev transform

and its convolution

231--242

H. N. Mhaskar

Polynomial operators and local smoothness classes on the unit interval

243--267

F. Dai and Z. Ditzian

Combinations of multivariate averages

268--283

Harry Gingold

Approximation of unbounded functions via compactification

284--305

Author index for Volume 131

306

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 132, Number 1, January 2005

Online at www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/6843-2005-998679998-551825

Brigitte Forster

Direct approximation theorems for Dirichlet series in the norm of

uniform convergence

1--14

G. Costakis and V. Vlachou

Identical approximative sequence for various notions of universality

15--24

Rafa{\l} Pierzcha{\l}a

UPC condition in polynomially bounded o-minimal structures

25--33

M. Altun and A. Goncharov

A local version of the Paw{\l}ucki-Ple\'{s}niak extension operator

34--41

A. L. Lukashov and F. Peherstorfer

Zeros of polynomials orthogonal on two arcs of the unit circle

42--71

\c{S}tefan O. Toh\v{a}neanu

Smooth planar $r$-splines of degree $2r$

72--76

Chen Guanggui and Fang Gensun

Linear widths of a multivariate function space equipped with a

Gaussian measure

77--96

Olga Holtz and Amos Ron

Approximation orders of shift-invariant subspaces of $W^s_2(\BR^d)$

97--148

Song Heng Chan

A short proof of Ramanujan's famous $_1\psi_1$ summation formula

149--153

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