- Today's Editor:
- Tamara G. Kolda
- Sandia National Labs
- tgkolda@sandia.gov

- Election of Michael Saunders to Royal Society of New Zealand
- Question regarding hard boundary conditions
- Jacobi-Davidson Gateway
- Call for Nominations - SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize
- Call for Nominations - Denes Konig Prize- deadline November 30
- EngOpt 2008, International Conf. on Engineering Optimization, Jun 2008
- ISSAC 2008, Intl. Symp. on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Jul 2008
- Workshop on Image Processing Techniques at Liverpool on 28 Nov
- Intl. Workshop on Advanced Computing and Applications, Mar 2008
- Faculty position in numerical analysis at Penn State
- Assistant Professor in Computational Math at UNM
- Faculty Positions at San Jose State University
- Faculty positions in computional science and engineering at Georgia Tech
- Assistant Professor - Applied & Comp. Math. - Colorado School of Mines
- John Von Neumann Research Fellowship
- Ph.D. Studies in San Diego
- New Masters in Computational Mathematics at University of Waterloo
- "Research in Industrial Projects for Students" (RIPS) at IPAM-UCLA
- Contents, Numerical Algorithms
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From: Gene H Golub <golub@stanford.edu>

Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 23:40:40 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Election of Michael Saunders to Royal Society of New Zealand**

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to note that Michael Saunders has been elected an

Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. The citation is given

below. Michael is not only a first-rate scientist, he is a very charming,

helpful and friendly fellow. He is a wonderful example of his native

country.

Congratulations, Mike. It is a well deserved honor.

Gene Golub

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From: Andrei Bourchtein <burstein@terra.com.br>

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 00:44:37 -0500

**Subject: Question regarding hard boundary conditions**

Dear Colleagues,

I am searching for approximate solution (numerical, analytical,

numerical-analytical) to the following problem:

$u_{xx}+u_{yy}=0$ in $D=[a,b] \times [c,d]$

(that is, 2D Laplace equation in the rectangle),

$(u_x)^2+(u_y)^2 =(\cosh u)^2$ on $\delta D$

(that is, a complex combination of the partial derivatives and

function values on the rectangle boundary).

Any help (suggestion of a method of solution, indication of a

reference or numerical algorithm) is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Andrei Bourchtein

Pelotas State University, Brazil

burstein@terra.com.br

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From: "Hochstenbach, M.E." <M.E.Hochstenbach@tue.nl>

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 21:47:08 +0100

**Subject: Jacobi-Davidson Gateway**

Dear colleagues,

The Jacobi-Davidson method, proposed by Gerard Sleijpen and

Henk van der Vorst in 1996, is often a competitive eigensolver,

in particular when interior eigenvalues are sought, a

preconditioner for the matrix is available, or generalized

eigenproblems are considered.

I am pleased to announce:

The Jacobi-Davidson Gateway

http://www.win.tue.nl/casa/research/topics/jd/

a web site that presents

- a one-page overview of the method;

- a bibliography with links to papers;

- a list of researchers active in this field;

- a catalog of publicly available Jacobi-Davidson software; and

- a list of applications where the JD method has been used.

I welcome your comments and suggestions on the Jacobi-Davidson Gateway.

Michiel Hochstenbach

TU Eindhoven

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <Littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 11:09:10 -0500

**Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT Prize) will be

awarded at the SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP08) to be held May

10-13, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts. The SIAG/OPT Prize is awarded to

the author(s) of the most outstanding paper on a topic in optimization

published in English in a peer-reviewed journal. The eligibility period

is the four calendar years preceding the year of the conference.

Candidate papers must bear a publication date in the 2004-2007 calendar

years and must contain significant research contributions to the field

of optimization, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature,

with direct or potential applications.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the

citation. At least one of the prize recipients is expected to attend

the award ceremony and present the paper at the conference.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination and a bibliographic

citation of the paper, should be addressed to Professor Robert

Vanderbei, Chair, SIAG/OPT Prize Committee and sent by JANUARY 15, 2008,

to J. M. Littleton at littleton@siam.org. Inquiries should be addressed

to littleton@siam.org. Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes

can be found at http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php.

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <Littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 11:01:14 -0500

**Subject: Call for Nominations - Denes Konig Prize- deadline November 30**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Denes Konig Prize - deadline November 30

The SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics (SIAG/DM) Denes Konig

Prize will be awarded to a junior researcher or junior researchers for

outstanding research in an area of discrete mathematics, based on a

publication by the candidate(s) in a peer-reviewed journal published in

the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.

The prize was established in 2007. The first award will be presented at

the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM08), to be held June

16-19, 2008, at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.

Nominations should be addressed to Professor Lenore Cowen, Chair, Denes

Konig Prize Committee and sent BY NOVEMBER 30, 2007, to J. M. Littleton

at littleton@siam.org. Inquiries should be addressed to

littleton@siam.org. The complete call for nominations can be found at

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php.

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From: gerhardwilhelm weber <gweber@metu.edu.tr>

Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 13:20:21 +0200

**Subject: EngOpt 2008, International Conf. on Engineering Optimization, Jun 2008**

EngOpt 2008 - International Conference on Engineering Optimization.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1-5, 2008.

http://www.engopt.org

A forum for Engineers, Mathematicians and Computer Scientists

to share research and innovations, promoting interdisciplinary

activities in all fields of Engineering Optimization.

Abstracts submission is open. 15th December 2007: DEADLINE FOR SHORT

ABSTRACTS, to be included in the proceedings book of the conference

(Up to 300 words, written in plain text, without mathematical

formulas). Abstracts are uploaded in: www.engopt.org

ACCOMMODATION: The organizers have arranged limited number of block

reservations at Rio Othon Palace Hotel and Savoy Othon Travel Hotel,

offering special rates to EngOpt 2008 participants. It is highly

encouraged that you book your rooms as soon as possible, since Rio de

Janeiro is major touristic destination and usually hosts an important

number events. Cancellations before 15th February 2008 have not

penalties. Complete informations and instructions for booking:

www.engopt.org

JOURNALS: Special issues dedicated to EngOpt 2008 will be published

by: "OPTIMIZATION AND ENGINEERING" and "INVERSE PROBLEMS IN SCIENCE

AND ENGINEERING". In addition, the editorial board of "STRUCTURAL AND

MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION" plans to invite some selected speakers

of the Conference, to submit a contribution related with the aims and

scope of the journal, for publication in normal issues of the journal.

Complete details in our website.

Contacts:

Prof. Jose Herskovits

COPPE/Mechanical Engineering Program

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

engopt@optimize.ufrj.br

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From: ISSAC 2008 <issac2008@risc.uni-linz.ac.at>

Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 16:18:28 +0100

**Subject: ISSAC 2008, Intl. Symp. on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Jul 2008**

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

ISSAC 2008

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation

Hagenberg, Austria, July 20-23, 2008

http://www.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/issac2008/

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC)

is the premier annual conference to present and discuss new developments

and original research results in all areas of symbolic mathematical

computation. Planned activities include invited presentations, research

papers, poster sessions, tutorial courses, vendor exhibits and software

demonstrations.

IMPORTANT DATES

ISSAC 2008 will be held July 20 to 23, 2008 in Hagenberg near Linz, Austria

Deadline for submissions: January 14, 2008 (Midnight [24:00 EST])

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Original research results and insightful analyses of current concerns are

solicited for submission. Submissions must not duplicate work published or

submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed by the program

committee and additional referees. Proceedings will be distributed at the

symposium. Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8 pages in the

standard format for ACM proceedings, or 20 to 22 pages of text in LaTeX

12pt article style.

To submit your contribution, please visit the paper submission page at

http://www.easychair.org/ISSAC2008/. Authors of accepted papers are expected

to present their work at the symposium.

General Chair Program Committee Chair Local Arrangements Chair

J. Rafael Sendra Laureano González-Vega Franz Winkler

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From: Ke Chen <K.Chen@liverpool.ac.uk>

Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 14:41:53 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Workshop on Image Processing Techniques at Liverpool on 28 Nov**

A Multidisciplinary Workshop on "Image Processing Techniques and

Applications" is to be held in Liverpool

(9:30am-5:20pm, Wed, 28 November 2007)

with 14 invited talks, covering topics from

- Mathematics

- Biology

- Physics

- Computer Science

- Engineering

- Medical Imaging

The event is supported by the University and hence is free to all.

Lunch will be provided. For details, see

http://www.liv.ac.uk/~cmchenke/imagew/

All are welcome.

Organisers:

Ke Chen (Math Sciences), University of Liverpool

Colin Baker (Health Sciences), University of Liverpool

Andrew Cossins (Bio Sciences), University of Liverpool

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From: "Pham Tran Vu" <ptvu@cse.hcmut.edu.vn>

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 15:06:22 +0700

**Subject: Intl. Workshop on Advanced Computing and Applications, Mar 2008**

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Applications (ACOMP 2008)

March 12-14, 2008

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

http://www.cse.hcmut.edu.vn/ACOMP2008

AIMS AND SCOPES: ACOMP is an annual forum for the exchange of ideas,

techniques, and state-of-the-art applications in the field of advanced

computing among scientists, engineers, and practitioners. For ACOMP

2008, we encourage the submission of work in progress. Work carried

out by research students are also very much appreciated. We will

provide a friendly environment where researchers can discuss current

and future trends in their research areas.

TOPICS OF INTEREST: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Grid and cluster computing

- Internet, mobile and pervasive computing

- Service-oriented architecture

- Parallel/distributed algorithms

- High performance scientific and engineering applications

- Network protocols

- Computer aided modeling, design, simulation, and optimization

- Advanced information systems and applications

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of 4 to 10 pages in LaTeX

or MS-Word format. The templates are available at the ACOMP 2008 website.

The abstract must be written in English.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: December 10, 2007

Notification: January 9, 2008

Camera-ready: January 18, 2008

Registration open: December 10, 2007

CONTACT ADDRESS

Dr. Tran Vu Pham

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Building A3, 268 Ly Thuong Kiet street

District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Phone: (+84-8) 8647256 (ext.: 5840)

Fax: (+84-8) 8645137

E-mail: acomp2008@cse.hcmut.edu.vn

http://www.cse.hcmut.edu.vn/ACOMP2008

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From: Jinchao Xu <xu@math.psu.edu>

Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:41:13 -0500

**Subject: Faculty position in numerical analysis at Penn State**

Subject to availability of funding, the Penn State Mathematics

Department is seeking to fill openings for tenure and tenure track

faculty positions; dependent on the qualifications and experience of

the appointee, these may be at the assistant, associate or full

professor level. One position is preferably to be filled in the area

of numerical analysis and computation, another in the area of

probability theory or mathematical physics. However, candidates from

all areas of mathematics will be considered. A Ph.D. degree or its

equivalent is required.

Online application via www.mathjobs.org is strongly preferred.

Review of applications will begin November 19 and will continue until

positions are filled. Required application materials include:

--Online application

--3 Reference Letters

--1 of the above letters should address in detail the candidate's

abilities as a teacher

--Curriculum Vitae

--Publication List

--Research Statement

--Teaching Statement

Persons who are unable to apply using the mathjobs.org website or who

do not wish to do so may send application materials to:

Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

The Pennsylvania State University

107 McAllister Building

University Park, PA 16802 U.S.A.

Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are

welcomed. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal

opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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From: Computational Mathemetician Hiring <comphire@math.unm.edu>

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 23:52:56 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Assistant Professor in Computational Math at UNM**

The Department anticipates appointment of an Assistant Professor in

computational mathematics beginning Fall, 2008. This is a probationary

appointment leading to a tenure decision. Minimal qualifications are a Ph.D. in

mathematics, applied mathematics, or a related field and postdoctoral

experience. We seek candidates carrying out cutting-edge research on the

development and analysis of novel numerical algorithms and in the application

of high-performance computing to problems in the physical, biological, or

engineering sciences. We expect the person hired to contribute to our

educational offerings in this area and possibly to develop new ties with other

units on campus. The department houses an active group of applied

mathematicians with research interests in physics, mechanics, electromagnetics,

biology, and medicine. Albuquerque boasts a vibrant scientific environment. The

University houses centers for High-Performance Computing and High Technology

Materials and is located in close proximity to Sandia National Laboratories and

the Air Force Research Laboratory. In addition there are formal ties with Los

Alamos National Laboratory, located in northern New Mexico. The state is

committed to the development of a new center for high-performance computing in

Albuquerque, the New Mexico Computing Applications Center, which will be

accessible to University researchers.

For more information visit www.math.unm.edu. Application materials,

including a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and a

teaching statement clearly outlining the candidate's experience, should be

submitted online at: https://wws.math.unm.edu/hiring/computational.php

Candidates must list contact information for a minimum of three

individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. These individuals

will be contacted via email and given information on how to submit their

recommendations. For best consideration applications should be received by

January 7, 2008. Position will remain open until filled. UNM is an EOE/AA

University.

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From: Leslie Foster <foster@math.sjsu.edu>

Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 20:59:02 -0800

**Subject: Faculty Positions at San Jose State University**

The Mathematics Department at San Jose State University invites

applications for two full time tenure track faculty positions in Applied

Mathematics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Applied Math or closely

related field by August 2008. An interest in numerical analysis,

mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, financial math, partial

differential equations, optimization, dynamical systems, applied

discrete math, or operations research would be desirable.

The faculty member is expected to supervise graduate students on their

masters theses and student teams working on industrial research

projects, to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in

the Department of Mathematics, to maintain a program of scholarly

activity, to work on curriculum development, and be involved in

departmental governance.

For consideration by the first screening date, apply through

MathJobs.org or send a letter of application, curriculum vitae,

statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at

least three original letters of reference with contact information by

December 12, 2007 to:

Dr. Brad Jackson

Chair, Dept. of Mathematics

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA 95192-0103.

See www.math.sjsu.edu/faculty_position/ for more information.

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From: "Zha, Hongyuan" <zha@cc.gatech.edu>

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 09:25:37 -0500

**Subject: Faculty positions in computional science and engineering at Georgia Tech**

Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Computing

Computational Science and Engineering Division

The Computational Science and Engineering division within the College

of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites

applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Applications at all

levels of service will be considered. Applicants must have an

outstanding record of research, a sincere commitment to teaching, and

interest in engaging in substantive interdisciplinary research with

collaborators in other disciplines. We encourage applications from

any areas of computational science and engineering. Applicants with

expertise in high-performance computing (HPC), modeling, simulation

and numerical computing, bioinformatics and computational biology, and

large-scale data analysis and visualization are especially encouraged

to apply.

To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted online

through https://recruiting.cc.gatech.edu/ by January 11, 2008. The

application material should include a full academic CV, teaching and

research statements, a list of at least three references and up to

three publications. Applicants are encouraged to clearly identify in

their cover letter the area(s) that best describe their research

interests.

Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications from women and under-represented minorities are strongly

encouraged.

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From: "Veronica Graves" <Veronica.Graves@is.mines.edu>

Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 09:02:18 -0700

**Subject: Assistant Professor - Applied & Comp. Math. - Colorado School of Mines**

Applications are invited for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant

Professor position in applied and computational mathematics beginning in

August 2008.

Faculty research interests in applied and computational mathematics

include numerical analysis and scientific computing, symbolic computing,

nonlinear PDEs, wave theory, integral equations and inverse problems.

Applicants in areas of applied and computational mathematics compatible

with these areas are encouraged to apply. More information about the

department can be obtained from the department's home page at

http://www.mines.edu/Academic/macs.

An earned Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field by the time of

appointment is required. Evidence of interest or successful involvement

in interdisciplinary collaborative research and one or more years of

postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates must provide evidence

of teaching competence and research accomplishments. The successful

candidate will be expected to have strong interpersonal and

communications skills and have the potential to become an excellent

teacher and scholar.

Interested individuals are asked to visit our web page to obtain a

complete job announcement and further information on how to apply:

http://www.is.mines.edu/hr/Faculty_Jobs.shtm.

CSM is an EEO/AA employer.

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From: Gwendolyn McKeller <gjmckel@sandia.gov>

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 12:19:09 -0500

**Subject: John Von Neumann Research Fellowship**

John Von Neumann Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

The Computational Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics Center and the

Computer Sciences and Information Technologies Center at Sandia National

Laboratories invite outstanding candidates to apply for the 2008 John von

Neumann Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This

prestigious fellowship is supported by the Applied Mathematics Research

Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific

Computing and Research. The fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity

for innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific

computing on advanced computing architectures with application to a broad

range of science and engineering applications of national importance.

Applicant must have or soon receive a PhD degree in applied/computational

mathematics or related computational science and computational engineering

disciplines. Applicant must have less than three-years post-doctoral

experience. This appointment is for a period of one year with a possible

renewal for a second year and includes a highly competitive salary, moving

expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.

Sandia is one of the countrys largest research facilities employing 8,700

people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore,

California. Sandia maintains research programs in a variety of areas,

including computational and discrete mathematics, computational physics and

engineering, systems software and tools. Sandia is a world leader in large-

scale parallel computer systems, algorithms, software and applications, and

provides a collaborative and highly multidisciplinary environment for

computational problems at extreme scales. Sandia has a state-of-the-art

parallel-computing environment, including the newly deployed Red Storm

machine with over 10,000 nodes in addition to numerous large-scale clusters

and visualization servers. For more details about the John von Neumann

Fellowship, visit our website at www.cs.sandia.gov/VN_Web_Page.

Please apply online at http://www.sandia.gov, under Employment/ Career

Opportunities/Sandia internet Careers site, reference Job Requisition

Number: 58851, and please submit a CV/resume, statement of research goals,

and three letters of recommendation to Pavel Bochev via electronic mail at

pbboche@sandia.gov. Please reference: 58851 (Von Neumann). All

applications received before January 25, 2008 will be considered; the

position will remain open until filled.

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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From: Jose Castillo <castillo@myth.sdsu.edu>

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 14:10:03 -0800

**Subject: Ph.D. Studies in San Diego**

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State

University is looking for qualified applicants for its

interdisciplinary Ph.D. program (joint with Claremont Graduate

University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and

Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include

Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics,

Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity, Scientific Computing,

Material Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical Oceanography.

Please see our web page (www.csrc.sdsu.edu) for details about our

program including application process, deadlines and faculty research

interest.

http://www.csrc.sdsu.edu/csrc/education/graduate_programs/phd/

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From: Hans De Sterck <hdesterck@uwaterloo.ca>

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 12:25:58 -0500

**Subject: New Masters in Computational Mathematics at University of Waterloo**

NEW MASTERS PROGRAM IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA

The Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo announces a

new one-year Masters program in Computational Mathematics. The

program comprises courses in both the theory and applications of the

interdisciplinary field of Computational Mathematics, and culminates

in a one-term supervised research project. Core areas include

discrete computational mathematics, numerical methods, computational

statistics and machine learning, scientific computing, and

computational optimization.

With more than 200 faculty members, the Faculty of Mathematics of the

University of Waterloo contains one of the largest concentrations of

research in the mathematical and computer sciences in North America.

Waterloo is located in the heart of Southern Ontario, one hour west

of Toronto.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1ST FOR ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2008.

The program is targeted to students with a bachelors degree in

mathematics, statistics, or computer science, or in another program

with a strong mathematical component, including economics,

engineering and any of the physical sciences.

Funding is available for qualifying applicants.

More information about the Waterloo Computational Mathematics

Masters program is available online at

http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/navigation/CompMath/Masters .

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From: "Stacey Beggs" <sbeggs@ipam.ucla.edu>

Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 15:11:35 -0800

**Subject: "Research in Industrial Projects for Students" (RIPS) at IPAM-UCLA**

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS), sponsored by the

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA, is a unique

summer program for undergraduate students. RIPS provides an

opportunity for exceptional students in math and related disciplines

to work in teams on real-world research projects proposed by a sponsor

from industry or a national lab. Sponsors have included Pixar,

Microsoft, Symantec, Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and JPL. The RIPS

web site at http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/rips2008/ gives the full

details including a link to the online application. The deadline for

applications is February 15. Please refer your students to the site

and encourage them to apply. (Note: graduating seniors and

international students are eligible!) To request copies of posters and

for more information on RIPS, please email rips2008@ipam.ucla.edu or

call 310-825-4755.

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

Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 09:28:15 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms**

Volume 45 Number 1-4 of Numerical Algorithms is now available

on the SpringerLink web site at http://springerlink.comwww.

This volume, edited by S. de Marchi, M. Redivo-Zaglia and M. Vianello,

contains the proceedings of the congress

First Dolomites Workshop on Constructive Approximation Theory and Applications

dedicated to Walter Gautschi.

Preface

Stefano Marchi, Michela Redivo-Zaglia, Marco Vianello

pp. 1-9

A guided tour through my bibliography

Walter Gautschi

pp. 11-35

Some remarks on the numerical computation of integrals on an unbounded

interval

M. R. Capobianco, G. Criscuolo

pp. 37 - 48

Three-pencil lattices on triangulations

G. Jaklic, Jernej Kozak, Marjeta Krajnc, Vito Vitrih, Emil Zagar

pp. 49 - 60

A comparison of numerical integration rules for the meshless local

PetrovGalerkin method

Annamaria Mazzia, Massimiliano Ferronato, Giorgio Pini, Giuseppe Gambolati

pp. 61 - 74

Positive weight quadrature on the sphere and monotonicities of Jacobi

polynomials

Paul C. Leopardi

pp. 75 - 87

Eigenvalue problems to compute almost optimal points for rational

interpolation with prescribed poles

Joris Deun

pp. 89 - 99

An extended doubly-adaptive quadrature method based on the combination

of the Ninomiya and the FLR schemes

Takemitsu Hasegawa, Susumu Hibino, Yohsuke Hosoda, Ichizo Ninomiya

pp. 101 - 112

Multivariate polynomial interpolation: conjectures concerning GC-sets

Carl de Boor

pp. 113 - 125

On an approach to the study of the JaynesCummings sum in quantum optics

Ekatherina A. Karatsuba

pp. 127 - 137

Calculation of RadauKronrod and LobattoKronrod quadrature formulas

Dirk Laurie

pp. 139 - 152

On differential properties for bivariate orthogonal polynomials

María Alvarez de Morales, Lidia Fernandez, Teresa E. Perez, Miguel A. Pinar

pp. 153 - 166

Thin plate spline interpolation on the unit interval

Simon Hubbert, Stefan Mueller

pp. 167 - 177

Image reconstruction by OPED algorithm with averaging

Yuan Xu, Oleg Tischenko, Christoph Hoeschen

pp. 179 - 193

Structured eigenvalue problems for rational gauss quadrature

Dario Fasino, Luca Gemignani

pp. 195 - 204

Approximate solution of singular integro- differential equations in

generalized Hoelder spaces

Iurie Nicolae Caraus, Feras M. Faqih

pp. 205 - 215

Conjectured inequalities for Jacobi polynomials and their largest zeros

Walter Gautschi, Paul Leopardi

pp. 217 - 230

Hermite polynomials on the plane

Shayne Waldron

pp. 231 - 238

The estimation of moments of an unknown error distribution in the

discrete pulse transform

Carl Heinrich Rohwer

pp. 239 - 251

New embedded boundary-type quadrature formulas for the simplex

F. A. Costabile, F. DellAccio

pp. 253 - 267

Fractal measures and polynomial sampling: I.F.S.Gaussian integration

Giorgio Mantica

pp. 269 - 281

New spline basis functions for sampling approximations

Toshihide Ueno, Simon Truscott, Masami Okada

pp. 283 - 293

Approximate varieties, approximate ideals and dimension reduction

Tomas Sauer

pp. 295 - 313

On the use of kernel-based methods in sound synthesis by physical modeling

Carlo Drioli, Davide Rocchesso

pp. 315 - 329

An approach to the Gummel map by vector extrapolation methods

Roberto Bertelle, Maria Rosaria Russo

pp. 331 - 343

On choosing optimal shape parameters for RBF approximation

Gregory E. Fasshauer, Jack G. Zhang

pp. 345 - 368

A formula for the error of finite sinc-interpolation over a finite interval

Jean-Paul Berrut

pp. 369 - 374

Rational approximation of vertical segments

Oliver Salazar Celis, Annie Cuyt, Brigitte Verdonk

pp. 375 - 388

Stable simulation of fluid flow with high-Reynolds number using

Ehrenfests steps

R. Brownlee, A. N. Gorban, J. Levesley

pp. 389 - 408

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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:56:13 -0500

**Subject: One third of a 100-digit challenge (poem)**

Nick Trefethen defines a ten-digit algorithm as

"Ten digits, Five seconds, And just one page", in his essay:

http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/nick.trefethen/ten_digit_algs.htm ,

which compares code to poetry. Thus, the following "code"

"computes" pi to 33 digits (1/3 of a 100-digit challenge),

can be read in about 40 seconds, and fits on half a page.

Each line has a number of syllables equal to a digit

of pi. The angst comes when the poem itself wonders

what to do with the first zero digit ...

3.14159265358979323846264338327950, by T. D.

3 The number,

1 pi.

4 I wonder why

1 I

5 watch the digits fly?

9 Do digits to the infinite tend?

2 Or end

6 at bottom of page ten?

5 Stop I know not when.

3 A circle,

5 pi the number shall

8 encompass all from head to tail.

9 The diameter times pi shall tell

7 not the area, oh swell,

9 but circumference of circles all.

3 pi r square?

2 oh where?

3 Look around,

8 can you find any pie not round?

4 Yet pi r square

6 gives you the area

2 all fine

6 circles you chance to find.

4 e to i pi?

3 (this is fun):

3 minus one.

8 Alas a zed comes up ahead.

3 It cannot

2 be wrought:

7 a poem or stanza taught

9 whose syllables all add up to naught,

5 and so I must stop.

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