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- Modeling and Optimization in Micro- and Nano-Electronics, Italy, Jun 2008
- Applications of Math in Engineering and Economics, Bulgaria, Jun 2008
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- Intl Conference on Power Control Optimization (PCO'2008), Jul 2008
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- Workshop: Splitting Methods in Time Integration, Austria, Oct, 2008
- IEEE Intl Conf on High Performance Computing, India, Dec 2008
- ALGORITMY 2009 - Conf on Scientific Computing, Slovakia, Mar 2009
- Postdoctoral position at the University of Pennsylvania
- Postdoc position on control and numerical analysis, France
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From: "Friedland, Shmuel" <friedlan@uic.edu>

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:07:07 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Samuel Karlin **

I would like to announce the sad news about Samuel Karlin:

Sam Karlin, 83, an influential Stanford math professor whose wide-ranging

pursuits included a significant contribution to DNA analysis,

Matrix Theory, Game Theory, Total Positivity, Stochastic Processes,

died Dec. 18 at Stanford Hospital after a massive heart attack.

See the webpage:

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2008/january16/karlin-011608.html

See also math genealogy of Karlin

http://dynamics.org/Altenberg/PAPERS/MATH_GENEALOGY/

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From: Julie Haenisch <julie_haenisch@press.princeton.edu>

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:04:12 -0400

**Subject: New books from Princeton Press**

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Control: A Lyapunov-Based Approach

Wassim M. Haddad & VijaySekhar Chellaboina

"An excellent textbook. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive, and extremely

well presented exposition of modern methods in nonlinear control systems. It

contains every topic I would like to see in such a book. The writing is

superb and the style is clear and lucid. This is a highly welcome addition

to the literature."--Frank L. Lewis, University of Texas, Arlington

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8700.html

Optimization Algorithms on Matrix Manifolds

P.-A. Absil, R. Mahony & R. Sepulchre

"The treatment strikes an appropriate balance between mathematical,

numerical, and algorithmic points of view. The quality of the writing is

quite high and very readable. The topic is very timely and is certainly of

interest to myself and my students."--Kyle A. Gallivan, Florida State

University

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8586.html

Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Karl Johan Åström & Richard M. Murray

"This book is a significant contribution. It provides an accessible

treatment for a wide audience who would otherwise have to labor through

difficult mathematical or engineering treatments. The only prerequisite is a

basic understanding of differential equations and linear algebra."--Brian

Ingalls, University of Waterloo

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8701.html

How Round Is Your Circle?: Where Engineering and Mathematics Meet

John Bryant & Chris Sangwin

"The question posed by this book turns out to be a real toughie, but

nevertheless the authors urge you to answer it. This gem of a book tackles

several such questions, revealing why they are crucial to engineering and to

our understanding of our everyday world. With a nice emphasis on practical

experiments, the authors do a refreshing job of bringing out the mathematics

you learned in school but sadly never knew why. And they show just how

intuitive it can be."--Matthew Killeya, New Scientist

Read a sample chapter online, click here:

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8624.html

Digital Dice:

Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems

Paul J. Nahin

"Paul Nahin's Digital Dice is a marvelous book, one that is even better than

his Duelling Idiots. Nahin presents twenty-one great probability problems,

from George Gamow's famous elevator paradox (as corrected by Donald Knuth)

to a bewildering puzzle involving two rolls of toilet paper, and he solves

them all with the aid of Monte Carlo simulations and brilliant, impeccable

reasoning."--Martin Gardner

Read the Introduction online, click here:

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8623.html

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From: Vincent Acary <vincent.acary@inrialpes.fr>

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 03:16:17 -0500

**Subject: New book. Numerical Methods for Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems.**

Numerical Methods for Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems. Applications in Mechanics

and Electronics.

Series: Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics (Springer

Verlag). 2008, Approx. 550 p.

96 illus., Hardcover. ISBN: 978-3-540-75391-9

This book concerns the numerical simulation of dynamical systems whose

trajectories may not be differentiable everywhere. They are named nonsmooth

dynamical systems. They make an important

class of systems, firstly because of the many applications in which nonsmooth

models are useful, secondly because they give rise to new problems in various

fields of science. Usually nonsmooth dynamical systems are represented as

differential inclusions, complementarity systems, evolution variational

inequalities, each of these classes being itself split into several

subclasses. The simulation of Filippov's systems is presented in details.

With detailed examples of multibody systems with contact, impact and friction

and electrical circuits with piecewise linear and ideal components, the book

is is mainly intended for researchers in Mechanics and Electrical Engineering,

but it will be attractive to researchers from other scientific communities

like Systems and Control, Robotics, Physics of Granular Media, Civil

Engineering, Virtual Reality, Haptic Systems, Computer Graphics, etc.

More details at

http://www.springer.com/engineering/mechanical+eng/book/978-3-540-75391-9

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From: Mario Pavone <mpavone@dmi.unict.it>

Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 00:19:10 +0100

**Subject: Modeling and Optimization in Micro- and Nano-Electronics, Italy, Jun 2008**

Int. Summer School on Modelling and Optimization in Micro- and Nano-

Electronics - MOMINE'08

14-28 June 2008 Conference Centre Baia Samuele, Ragusa, Sicily - Italy.

http://www.dmi.unict.it/~momine08/

*Modelling week*

Advanced Modelling Methods for the Design of Electronic Circuits and Devices

14-21 June 2008

*Optimization Week*

Advanced Optimization Methods and Algorithms for the Design of

Electronic Circuits and Devices

21-28 June 2008

Preliminary List of Seminars

There will be several seminars complementing the topics treated in the course.

DEADLINE for *Early* Registration: March 31, 2008

For any questions please send email to momine08@dmi.unict.it

Best Regards,

G. Nicosia, V. Romano, S. Rinaudo - School Directors

M. Pavone - Publicity Chair

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From: Michail Todorov <mtod@tu-sofia.bg>

Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:55:24 -0500

**Subject: Applications of Math in Engineering and Economics, Bulgaria, Jun 2008**

34th International Conference

"Applications of Mathematics in Engineering and Economics" (AMEE'08)

organized by the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics,

Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

June 6 - 14, 2008, Sozopol, Bulgaria

The main goal of AMEE'08 is to bring together experts and young

talented scientists from Bulgaria and abroad to discuss the modern

trends and to ensure exchange of views in various applications of

mathematics and mathematical models in engineering, physics,

economics, biology, etc. Keeping the main topics of the previous AMEE

conferences and the big success of AMEE'07 the next issue of the

Conference will be subject again to the motto "Nonlinear Phenomena -

Mathematical Theory and Environmental Reality".

MAIN TOPICS: Mathematical Analysis and Applications; Differential

Equations and Differential Geometry; Operation Research and

Statistics; Numerical Methods in Mathematical Modeling; Algebraic

Methods in Informatics; Software Innovations in Scientific Computing.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE: I. Ananievski (Russia),

C.I. Christov (USA) -Chairman, B. Dimitrov (USA), A. Dzhanoev (Spain),

M. Flikop (USA) - AIP representative, H. Kojouharov (USA), R. Lazarov

(USA), A. Loskutov (Russia), P. Minev (Canada), M. Paprzycki (Poland),

M.D. Todorov (Bulgaria)

CONTACT DETAILS:

visit URL:http://www.tu-sofia.bg/fpmi/amee/index.html or contact

Michail Todorov, Chair of AMEE'08 at: mtod@tu-sofia.bg or todorov@uta.edu

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From: "Hassan Safouhi" <hassan.safouhi@ualberta.ca>

Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:47:48 -0600

**Subject: Molecular Electronic Structure Calculation, Canada, Jun 2008**

International Conference "Odyssey of Mathematical and Computational Aspects

of Molecular Electronic Structure Calculation" at the beautiful Campus

Saint- Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Alberta), Canada. June 2-5,

2008.

Call for Abstract Submission – Closes April 10, 2008.

https://saintjean.gobigevent.com

Odyssey 2008 is an interdisciplinary international conference on the

application of advanced mathematical and computational techniques, as they

interface with theoretical chemistry.

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From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <gweber@metu.edu.tr>

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 02:37:00 -0500

**Subject: Intl Conference on Power Control Optimization (PCO'2008), Jul 2008**

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POWER CONTROL OPTIMIZATION

(PCO'2008)

www.engedu2.net

18-20 July 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The vision of PCO-08 is to bring today's highly inspiring and

precision innovative research and resource development for tomorrow's

industry in power and control. It has the mission to highlight

innovative research and development of academics and industrial

experts in the area of power control and its optimization techniques,

and to provide a forum to disseminate the results to all industrial

sectors in power quality, automation, business, finance, economics and

management. Also, to bring all necessary information of the most

recent and relevant innovations in regard to the theories and

practices in industrial engineering and management, where a

constructive dialogues on theoretical concepts, practical ideas and

results of the state of the art will be developed.

Scope of the conference is contemporary and original research and

educational development in the area of electrical power engineering,

control systems and methods of optimization.

Important dates:

Paper Submission: 14/03/2008

Formal acceptance letter with peer review: 01/05/2008

Camera Ready Paper: 01/06/2008

Registration with full payment: 01/06/2008

Conference commencement: 18/07/2008

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From: Walter Kraemer <kraemer@math.uni-wuppertal.de>

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:40:43 -0500

**Subject: Computer Algebra & Interval Computations @ ACA2008, Austria, Jul 2008**

Interaction Between Computer Algebra and Interval Computations

special session at

14th International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra

July 27-30, 2008,

RISC Institute, Castle of Hagenberg, Linz, Austria

http://www.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/conferences/aca2008/

For many years there is a considerable interaction between symbolic-

algebraic and result-verification methods. The usage of validated

computations at critical points of some algebraic algorithms improves

the stability of the complete solution. Several hybrid algorithms

using floating-point and/or interval arithmetic in intermediate

computations combine the speed of numerical computations with the

exactness of symbolic methods providing still guaranteed correct

results and a dramatic speed up of the corresponding algebraic

algorithm. Embedding of interval data structures, hybrid and result-

verification methods in computer algebra systems turn the latter into

valuable tool for reliable scientific computing while by applying

symbolic-algebraic methods interval computations expand the

methodology tools and get an increased efficiency.

DEADLINES:

If you are interested in participation, please send your name, email

and approximate title to <kraemer@math.uni-wuppertal.de>

or <epopova@bio.bas.bg> or fill in the form

available at http://www.math.bas.bg/~epopova/ACA2008/

Submission of talk title - April 15, 2008

Submission of abstract - May 15, 2008.

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From: Nicola Mastronardi <n.mastronardi@ba.iac.cnr.it>

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 08:59:43 -0500

**Subject: Linear System Theory, Control and Matrix Computations, Italy, Sep 2008**

Summer School on LINEAR SYSTEM THEORY, CONTROL, and MATRIX COMPUTATIONS

Hotel Porto Giardino, Monopoli, September 8-12, 2008

Linear System Theory is basic in the study of dynamics, control, and signal

processing. The aim of this summer school is to provide a coherent set of

lectures that explain aspects of this theory, with special emphasis on recent

developments and computational methods.

The school is addressed to graduate students, PhD students, young researchers

in scientific disciplines (Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering,

Computer Science, ...).

Lecturers:

A.C. Antoulas, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

I. Markovsky, University of Southampton, UK

P. Rapisarda, University of Southampton, UK

C.W. Scherer, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

J.C. Willems, K.U. Leuven, Belgium (coordinator)

List of lectures:

Linear state space systems (A.C. Antoulas).

Realization algorithms (J.C. Willems).

Least squares and the singular value decomposition (I. Markovsky).

Model reduction algorithms using SVD and Krylov methods (A.C. Antoulas).

Systems described by differential equations (P. Rapisarda).

Behavioral systems (J.C. Willems).

The most powerful unfalsified model (I. Markovsky)

Convex optimization and linear matrix inequalities (C. Scherer).

Approximate system identification (I. Markovsky).

H-infinity-control (C. Scherer).

State models and state construction (P. Rapisarda).

Modeling interconnected systems (J.C. Willems).

Model reduction from measurements} (A.C. Antoulas).

Dissipative systems (P. Rapisarda).

Robust control (C. Scherer).

Information on the school can be found at

http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~raf/bari2008/index.php

Nicola Mastronardi

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From: Felix Kramer <Felix.Kramer@uibk.ac.at>

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:20:54 -0500

**Subject: Workshop: Splitting Methods in Time Integration, Austria, Oct, 2008**

Workshop: Splitting Methods in Time Integration

October 15-18, 2008

Innsbruck, Austria

The Department of the University of the University of Innsbruck organizes in

collaboration with the numerical analysis group of the Universitie of Trieste

the fifth workshop in series on numerical analysis and scientific computing.

This year, the topic will be time integration of evolution problems; in

particular, we will cover splitting methods in time integration.

The intention of the workshop is to provide a platform for exchanging new

ideas and results in the development of numerical methods for evolution

equations. The emphasis will be laid on splitting methods for PDEs. We try to

cover both, theoretical and practical aspects, and we want to bring together

numerical analysts working in the field as well as PhD students who want to

start in this area.

Further information is available on the Workshop Website

(http://techmath.uibk.ac.at/numbau/alex/events/conference2008.html).

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send an e-mail to

Felix.Kramer@uibk.ac.at .

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Organizers:

Alexander Ostermann, Mechthild Thalhammer, Felix Kramer (Innsbruck)

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste)

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From: "Gajbe, Manisha Manohar" <manisha@cc.gatech.edu>

Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:56:48 -0400

**Subject: IEEE Intl Conf on High Performance Computing, India, Dec 2008**

15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing

(HiPC 2008)

December 17-20, 2008

Bangalore, India

http://www.hipc.org

Submission Deadline: May 12, 2008

The 15th annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance

Computing (HiPC 2008) will be held in Bangalore, India, during

December 17-20, 2008. It will serve as a forum to present the current

work by researchers from around the world, and act as a venue to

provide stimulating discussions and highlight high performance

computing (HPC) activities in Asia. The conference has a history of

attracting participation from reputed researchers from all over the

world.

HiPC 2008 will focus on the design and analysis of high performance

computing and networking systems and their scientific, engineering,

and commercial applications. In addition to technical sessions

consisting of contributed papers, the conference will include invited

presentations, a poster session, tutorials, and vendor presentations.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 12, 2008 Conference Paper Submission Ends

May 12, 2008 Workshop Proposals Due

May 19, 2008 Tutorial Proposals Due

November 07, 2008 Early Registration Deadline

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From: Karol Mikula <mikula@math.sk>

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 08:43:13 -0500

**Subject: ALGORITMY 2009 - Conf on Scientific Computing, Slovakia, Mar 2009**

ALGORITMY 2009

Conference on Scientific Computing

High Tatra Mountains, Podbanske, Slovakia

March 15-20, 2009

www.math.sk/alg2009

ALGORITMY (Algorithms) represents the oldest Central-European series of

international high level scientific meetings devoted to applied mathematics

and numerical methods in computational sciences and engineering. It has been

traditionally organized in the High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia by the

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in cooperation with Comenius

University in Bratislava and Slovak and Czech Academy of Sciences. Following

this old tradition, the 18th ALGORITMY conference will be devoted to

computational methods, their analysis, algorithmic realization and application

to real-world problems arising from, but not restricted to, natural sciences,

engineering, technology, medicine and finance.

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From: George Biros <biros@seas.upenn.edu>

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 02:53:15 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral position at the University of Pennsylvania**

Postdoctoral position in medical imaging at the University

of Pennsylvania.

A postdoctoral position is available on inverse problems in medical

imaging. The research focus will be on devising novel algorithms for

the estimation of unknown physiological parameters by combining

multimodality image information and biomechanical models. The target

applications are brain tumor growth and soft tissue mechanics.

The postdoctoral researcher will have excellent collaborative

opportunities with a diverse group of researchers in computational

science and engineering, applied mathematics, and image analysis. The

position is open for an initial duration of 12 months, starting

immediately, and it will be renewable. The ideal candidate should

have a strong background in partial differential equations and

scientific computing.

If you're interested, please send a curriculum vitae and the names of

two referees to

biros@seas.upenn.edu

George Biros http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~biros

Christos Davatzikos http://www.rad.upenn.edu/sbia

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From: Prieur <Christophe.Prieur@laas.fr>

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 09:40:27 -0500

**Subject: Postdoc position on control and numerical analysis, France**

The goal of this project is to model the ferromagnetic materials for the

control of the magnetic moments and for the numerical simulation of

ferromagnetic bodies. The systems under study are composed of several

multi-materials systems, or of an assembly of domains for which at least one

direction asymptotically vanishes (nano-wires, thin films). The numerical

simulation of one magnetic particle is very expensive, then, in order to

consider the computation of complex assemblies, the domain decomposition and

the homogenization are two techniques which have been used to model and to

simulate such systems. We want now to describe their control properties, e.g.,

the way to inverse the magnetic moment in a ferromagnetic material (it is a

controllability problem example) or to avoid the destabilizing effect of

perturbations on the magnetic moment (it is a stabilization problem example).

We plan also to develop numerical tools and numerical schemes to illustrate

these results.

For more information, please consult

http://www.laas.fr/~cprieur/postdoc.html

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From: Stephane Lanteri <Stephane.Lanteri@sophia.inria.fr>

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 08:53:56 +0100

**Subject: PhD position in high performance scientific computing, France**

An opening for a PhD position is anticipated at INRIA Sophia Antipolis

to conduct research and development activities in relation with

high performance numerical modeling of plasma dynamics.

The focus will be on the study of some numerical and computational

aspects of the parallel simulation of the evolution of charged particles

in interaction with an electromagnetic field.

For more details on the position and the application procedure:

http://www-sop.inria.fr/nachos/index.php/Main/Home

Contact: Stephane.Lanteri@inria.fr

Deadline for applications: *15 May, 2008*.

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From: William Hager <hager@math.ufl.edu>

Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 12:58:47 -0400

**Subject: PhD Research assistantship, University of Florida, Mathematics**

Research assistantship(s) are available in support of the following

lightning research project:

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0724750

Papers in connection with this ongoing work are at:

http://www.math.ufl.edu/~hager/papers/Lightning

The research involves PDE/numerical PDE and numerical linear

algebra/MATLAB. Students with a Masters degree or equivalent

course preparation are preferred. Please send vita to:

William W. Hager (hager@math.ufl.edu)

Department of Mathematics

University of Florida

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From: Liz Martin <liz.Martin@iop.org>

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:02:22 +0000

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 21, issue 4, April 2008**

NONLINEARITY

Volume 21, Issue 4, April 2008

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on

the web. This issue is available at: URL:

http://stacks.iop.org/0951-7715/21/i=4

Pages: T37--T60, 625--878

OPEN PROBLEMS

T37

Open questions leading to a global perspective in dynamics

J Palis

T45

Spatially localized structures in dissipative systems: open problems

E Knobloch

PAPERS

625

Bifurcation and branching of equilibria in reversible-equivariant vector

fields

Pietro-Luciano Buono, Jeroen S W Lamb and Mark Roberts

661

Jump in adiabatic invariant at a transition between modes of motion for

systems with impacts

Igor Gorelyshev and Anatoly Neishtadt

677

Linear response formula for piecewise expanding unimodal maps

Viviane Baladi and Daniel Smania

713

On the extensible viscoelastic beam

Claudio Giorgi, Vittorino Pata and Elena Vuk

735

Bifurcations from homoclinic orbits to non-hyperbolic equilibria in

reversible lattice differential equations

Marc Georgi

765

Stability and instability analyses of the dissipative quasi-geostrophic

equation

Zhi-Min Chen and W G Price

783

Uniform approximation for the overlap caustic of a quantum state with its

translations

E Zambrano and A M Ozorio de Almeida

803

An averaging principle for a completely integrable stochastic Hamiltonian

system

Xue-Mei Li

823

Large time behaviour of solutions for the heat equation with

spatio-temporal delay

Chunhua Jin, Jingxue Yin and Chunpeng Wang

841

Bifurcation in weighted Sobolev spaces

Patrick J Rabier

857

Invariant metrics, contractions and nonlinear matrix equations

Hosoo Lee and Yongdo Lim

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From: "Gladwell, Ian" <igladwel@mail.smu.edu>

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 13:57:50 -0500

**Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Vol 34, No 2**

Table of Contents

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, June 2008, Volume 34, Number 2

For more information, including abstracts and access to full text, see

http://www.acm.org/toms/V34.html.

Table of Contents

PyTrilinos: High-performance distributed-memory solvers for Python

Marzio Sala, W. F. Spotz, M. A. Heroux

Article No. 7, 33 pages

Parallel unsymmetric-pattern multifrontal sparse LU with column

preordering

Haim Avron, Gil Shklarski, Sivan Toledo

Article No. 8, 31 pages

On the design of interfaces to sparse direct solvers

Marzio Sala, Kendall S. Stanley, Michael A. Heroux

Article No. 9, 22 pages

Scalable parallelization of FLAME code via the workqueuing model

Field G. Van Zee, Paolo Bientinesi, Tze Meng Low, Robert A. van de Geijn

Article No. 10, 29 pages

Algorithm 873: LSTRS: MATLAB software for large-scale trust-region

subproblems and regularization

Marielba Rojas, Sandra A. Santos, Danny C. Sorensen

Article No. 11, 28 pages

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