**Today's Topics:**

- Numerical Analysis Position at the University of Toronto
- Position at UMBC
- LAA Special Issue
- IMA Journal Special Issue Commemorating L. Fox Birthday
- Leslie Fox Prize
- Argonne Parallel Programming Class
- Positions at Temple University
- Conference on Nonlinear PDE's at Arizona State

Date: Sat, 31 Oct 87 22:48:29 EST

From: Ken Jackson <krj%csri.toronto.edu@RELAY.CS.NET>

To: na@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

Faculty Position

Numerical Analysis / Scientific Computing

Computer Science Department, University of Toronto,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A4.

The Computer Science Department at the University of Toronto invites

applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in the area of

Numerical Analysis / Scientific Computing. The salary and rank

(assistant, associate, or full professor) will depend upon the

experience and qualifications of the candidate. She/He should have a

strong interest in numerical software and will be expected to play a

leading role in the department's Scientific Computing Group.

The appointment is to commence 1 July 1988. Duties will consist of

teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, graduate student

supervision, and research.

Both Professors Wayne Enright (enright@csri.toronto.edu, 416-978-5474)

and Ken Jackson (krj@csri.toronto.edu, 416-978-7075) will be pleased to

respond (in the strictest confidence) to informal enquiries concerning

this position. Formal applications should be made in writing to the

chairman of the department, Professor Derek G. Corneil. Include a

Curriculum Vitae and the names of at least three referees. The

deadline for applications is 15 January 1988.

The Scientific Computing Group also hopes to be able to hire one or

more postdocs or research associates for the 1988-89 academic year.

Enquiries concerning these positions should be addressed to either

Professors Wayne Enright or Ken Jackson.

Note: In accordance with Canadian immigration regulations, priority

will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

The University of Toronto encourages both women and men to apply for

positions.

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 87 14:02:10 EST

From: Thomas Seidman <seidman@umbc3.UMD.EDU>

To: na@score.stanford.edu

Position at UMBC = University of Maryland Baltimore County:

The UMBC Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites

applications for tenure and tenure-track faculty positions in Applied

Mathematics, beginning September 1, 1988.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and research and teaching experience

commensurate with the position applied for. Faculty with strengths in

Combinatorics, Control and Communications, Operations Research, SCIENTIFIC

COMPUTING, and Applied Analysis are encouraged to apply. The department

has a faculty of about 25 at present.

Applications should be received at an early date, but no later than

January 15, 1988. Send curriculum vitae, reprints and/or preprints, names

of at least 3 referees, and a summary of current research activity to:

James M. Greenberg, Chairman

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Catonsville, MD 21228.

(For further information, write or telephone (301)-455-2405.)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

(For further information, e-mail enquiries can also be addressed to:

BITNET: seidman@umbc

arpanet: seidman@umbc3

na.seidman@su-score )

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 87 13:10:58 cst

From: Hans Schneider <hs@vanvleck.math.wisc.edu>

To: mt56@mcgilla.bitnet, na@score.stanford.edu

LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Second Special Issue on Linear Algebra and Statistics

This is to announce a second Special Issue of LINEAR ALGEBRA

AND ITS APPLICATIONS on Linear Algebra and Statistics.

The first Special Issue on this topic comprised 56 research

papers spread over two-and-a-half volumes, viz. vol.67 (June

1985, 279pp.), vol.70 (October 1985, 369pp.), and the second

half of vol.82 (October 1986, pp.143-279). It was edited by

Ingram Olkin, C. Radhakrishna Rao and George P.H. Styan.

The aim then and again now is to focus attention on those

areas of statistics and probability where methods from

linear algebra and matrix theory are relevant, interpreted in

a broad sense. Such areas include (but are not limited to)

regression analysis, design of experiments, multivariate

analysis, time series analysis, decision theory, sampling and

distribution theory, reliability theory, and Markov chains.

Group representations, graphs and networks, generalized

inverses of matrices, separation theorems

and singular values of matrices, Kantorovich inequalities and

Chebychev-type generalizations, stochastic orderings,

generalized projectors, limits of eigenvalues of random

matrices, and Petrie matrices are some of the topics in

linear algebra which have had a significant impact on, and/or

which are motivated by, problems in statistics and

probability.

Contributions are now invited. Papers should be suitable

for publication in this journal, and will be refereed in the

usual way. The deadline for submission of papers is 30

September 1988, with expected publication in late 1989.

Papers should be sent (three copies please) to any one of

these three Special Editors:

Michael D. Perlman

Department of Statistics

University of Washington

Padelford Hall/GN-22

Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Friedrich Pukelsheim

Lehrstuhl fuer Stochastik und ihre Anwendungen

Institut fuer Mathematik

Universitaet Augsburg

Memminger Strasse 6

D-8900 Augsburg

Federal Republic of Germany

George P.H. Styan

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

McGill University, Burnside Hall

805 ouest, rue Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2K6.

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 87 10:14:31 cst

From: Iain Duff <duff@anl-mcs.ARPA>

To: na.dis@score.stanford.edu

IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis

Commemoration of 70th Birthday of L. Fox

Leslie Fox became a Chief Editor of JIMA in 1971,

because of a policy decision to publish more papers in

numerical analysis. Under his expert direction about half

of the JIMA papers were in this field for the next 10 years,

when numerical analysis was separated to form the new IMA

Journal of Numerical Analysis. He has served as an

Associate Editor of IMAJNA since its foundation. His IMAJNA

colleagues and the IMA wish to show some of their gratitude

commemorate his 70th birthday.

Because of his strong influence on the development of

numerical analysis for more than 40 years, it is expected

him. The Editors of IMAJNA (K.W. Morton and M.J.D. Powell)

will be delighted to receive such contributions at any time,

but these submissions will have a realistic chance of

appearing in the October issue only if they arrive by

December 31st, 1987. Alternatively, some authors of papers

that have already been submitted to IMAJNA may wish to add

an appropriate dedication. All such submissions will be

refereed in the usual way, except that a special effort will

be made to take decisions by March 30th, 1988 on the

publication of papers that are submitted before the end of

1987.

We expect to receive more than enough good papers for

one issue of IMAJNA, so several dedicated papers will appear

in 1989. Priority for publication in the October, 1988

issue will be given to authors who were his research

students and/or colleagues. Except for the special issue,

dedicated papers will not receive priority over ordinary

submissions to IMAJNA (or vice versa). All numerical

analysts are invited to join this commemoration of Leslie's

70th birthday.

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 87 10:13:16 cst

From: Iain Duff <duff@anl-mcs.ARPA>

To: na.dis@score.stanford.edu

Third L. Fox Prize

If you will be under 31 years old on January 1st 1988

and have not already won a first Fox prize, why not enter

for the 1988 competition? If you have such a student,

please encourage him or her to enter.

Calls for entries have already been published, but in

case you missed them, here are the rules.

[Ed. Note: This next paragraph arrived a little garbled,

but in view of the approaching deadline, I thought I better

run it as is. Sorry, Iain. --Cleve]

Each entry should consist of three copies of a paper,

me of the candidate's research, that is

suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a numerical analysis

submit more than one paper. Unsuccessful candidates from

previous competitions are encouraged to enter.

The entries will be considered by an Adjudicating

Committee, its members being J.K. Reid (Harwell Laboratory),

K.W. Morton (Oxford University) and J.C. Mason (Shrivenham).

Particular attention will be given to the originality and

quality of each paper, and to the suitability of the

material for a 40 minute talk to a general audience of

numerical analysts. About 5 papers will be selected by the

Committee for presentation at a symposium that will be held

at Imperial College, London on Monday March 28th 1988. Only

the papers that are presented at the symposium will be

eligible for awards, but, subject to this restriction, the

Adjudicating Committee may award any number of first and

secondary prizes.

Entries should reach Dr. J.K. Reid (Computer Science

and Systems Division, Building 8.9, Harwell Laboratory,

Oxon OX11 ORA, England), not later than December 1st 1987.

Each candidate should include a statement that his or her

year of birth is not earlier than 1957, and should indicate

whether he or she would be available to present his or her

paper at the symposium. The Adjudicating Committee may

allow a deputy to present a paper in a case of exceptional

merit. The receipt of all entries will be acknowledged.

It is unlikely that travel funds will be available to assist

candidates who attend the symposium. Any questions should

be addressed to a member of the Adjudicating Committee.

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 87 18:00:39 cst

From: Rick Stevens <stevens@anl-mcs.ARPA>

To: na@score.stanford.edu

Argonne National Laboratory has set up an Advanced Computing

Research Facility (ACRF) for the study of parallel computing. It

currently features an 8-processor Alliant FX/8, a 20-processor

Encore Multimax, a 12-processor Sequent Balance 21000, and a

32-processor Intel iPSC hypercube machine. Local projects utilizing

the ACRF include investigations in parallel logic programming and

parallel linear algebra and the development of portable parallel

programming methodologies.

To encourage use of the ACRF as a national user facility,

Argonne is sponsoring various classes to familiarize potential

users with the ACRF multiprocessors and with parallel programming

in general. The next classes will be held on November 11-13, 1987

and January 13-15, 1988i. The first

two days will cover parallel programming on the Alliant, Encore,

Sequent, and Intel computers; the third day will be devoted to

consideration of each attendee's particular project. Fortran will be

emphasized as the primary programming language, although C will be discussed.

This will be a hands-on class; at its completion participants will

have written and run a number of programs on each machine, and should

be familiar with the ACRF environment.

Those interested in the classes should contact

Teri Huml

Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL 60439-4844

(312) 972-7163

huml@anl.mcs.arpa

There will be a $25.00 charge for this class, no financial support

for attendees is available.

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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1987 12:29 EDT

From: Avi Lin <V5008E%TEMPLEVM.BITNET@forsythe.stanford.edu>

To: Cleve <NA@score.stanford.edu>

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Several tenure-track and visiting positions ar anticipated for fall

professorial ranks are anticipated for Fall, 1988. All areas

1988. All areas are currently under consideration, but we especially

encourage applications in Applied Computational Mathematics. Outstanding

research achievements, activity, potential and serious commitment to

teaching and research is required. Candidates from all fields in this

area will be considered. Normal duties including

research and at most two courses teaching per semester. The salaries

are very competitive, and the fring benefits are excellent.

I intend to attend to the coming SIAM Conference on Parallel

Processing for Scientific Computing, December 1 - 4 , 1987, in

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. People that might be

interested in these positions are encouraged to stop by and talk

with me. I can provide any perminent information regarding

the department, the positions, the new programs and the City of

Philadelphia. Participants that are interested in

meeting me during this conference, should notify me

by sending electronic mail or regular mail notes.

My electronic mail addresses: v5008e@TEMPLEvm.BITnet

na.LIN@score.stanford.edu

If you cannot meet me, but are interested in being considered for

one of the positions, send a resume and arrange to have three

letters of reference sent by January 15, 1988 to Dr. Avi Lin, Department

of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Date: 2 November 87 07:42-MST

To: NA@score.stanford.edu

From: H.D. Mittelmann <aihdm@asuacad.bitnet>

A two-day conference on

NONLINEAR PARAMETER-DEPENDENT PDE'S AND THEIR EFFECTIVE SOLUTION

will be held on the campus of Arizona State University, Nov. 5/6, 1987.

This conference is sponsored by the Graduate College of ASU and thus

adheres to a specific format.

There is no possibility of contributing papers, but everyone interested

in the subject is invited to attend. A block of rooms has been reserved

at Howard Johnson's Tempe in 2 min. walking distance from the meeting

place. The rates are $46 single and $49 double; mention the conference.

They have complimentary limousine service to the Phoenix airport and may

be called direct 602-967-9431 or through 1-800-654-2000.

The list of speakers includes:

E. Allgower Colorado State

U. Ascher U British Columbia

R. Bank UC San Diego

T.F. Chan UCLA

R. Ewing U Wyoming

S. McCormick CU Denver

H. Mittelmann ASU

R. Renaut ASU

C. Ringhofer ASU

H. Walker Utah State

The conference will start at 1 p.m on 11/5 and end at 2:45 p.m. on 11/6.

All lectures will be in the room 222 of the Memorial Union Building on

the ASU campus (2 min. walk from Howard Johnson's). Talks will be in

alphabetical order (I just returned from a trip to Europe and do not hav

the time to type the complete schedule up).

H.D. Mittelmann

Dept. Math. 602-965-6595 (off.)

Arizona State University 602-965-3951 (dept.)

Tempe, AZ 85287

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