- Today's Editor s:
- Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- dongarra@cs.utk.edu
- and
- Stan Green, University of Tennessee
- sgreen@cs.utk.edu
- (Cleve's away on travel.)

- Computational and Applied Mathematics at UT-Austin
- Help with Matrix Algebra Proof
- Fourth French-Latin American Congress on Applied Mathematics
- Call for Papers for Irregular 96
- Meeting Announcement for Dynamic Load Balancing on MPP Systems
- Conference in Honour of John Pollard
- URL for Proceedings of The Workshop on Iterative Methods
- Conference on Finite Element Methods
- Call for Papers for Summer Seminar 96 of Canadian Mathematical Society
- Position at University of Nevada - Reno
- Position at University of Liverpool
- Position at Heriot-Watt University
- Positions at Hitachi Dublin Laboratory
- Position at Imperial College
- Positions at the University of Iowa
- Positions at the University of Leeds
- Positions at Rice University
- Position at Simon Fraser University
- Position at CERFACS
- Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Positions at the University of the Witwatersrand
- Positions at Marquette University
- Position at Stony Brook
- Position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Contents, Journal of Complexity Contents, December, 1995
- Contents, SINUM 32-6 December 1995

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html
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From: Robert van de Geijn <rvdg@cs.utexas.edu>

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 09:25:43 -0600

**Subject: Computational and Applied Mathematics at UT-Austin**

The Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM) program is an

interdisciplinary graduate program at the University of Texas at

Austin. This exciting program draws from the strengths of the various

departments and colleges on campus. Associated with CAM is the Texas

Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (TICAM).

FIELDS OF GRADUATE STUDY

Graduate study in Computational And Applied Mathematics embraces three

component areas: applicable mathematics, numerical analysis and

scientific computations, and mathematical modeling and applications

chosen from an approved area in engineering or science. Graduate

study opportunities are offered in numerical analysis and scientific

computing, applicable mathematics, computational mechanics and

physics, parallel computing and computer architecture, mathematical

modeling, and in supporting areas in engineering and science which

involve mathematical modeling of physical phenomena and engineering

systems.

FACILITIES FOR GRADUATE WORK

TICAM offices and labs cover 10,000 square feet of newly renovated

office space centrally located on campus. Extensive computing

facilities are available for research by faculty members and graduate

students in CAM, including a scientific visualization lab, a network

of 18 RS6000s networked by optic fiber, and many XTERMs. Also

available to researchers and graduate students are a 45 node Intel

Paragon and 32 node Cray J90, administered by the UT-Austin

Computation Center High Performance Computing Facility. This facility

will soon acquire a medium-size massively parallel processing

computer, vendor to be determined.

FACULTY

As part of this rapidly expanding program, several internationally

renowned researchers were added to an already first class group of

faculty drawn from the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

These newcomers include Ivo Babuska (formerly with the University of

Maryland), Jerry Bona (formerly with Penn State), and Mary F. Wheeler

(formerly with Rice University).

INFORMATION

For more information, see our web page:

http://www.ticam.utexas.edu

call (512) 471-7386, or contact our Graduate Coordinator, Nita Cooke

(nita@ticam.utexas.edu).

------------------------------

From: Raghavendra K. Madyastha <raghu666@ece.rice.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 95 02:36:17 CST

**Subject: Help with Matrix Algebra Proof**

Hi,

I am a grad student in the department Electrical and Computer

Engineering at Rice. In the course of my research, I came across

a proposition in matrix algebra that I need to prove and I've spent 3 days

on it with no success. Everyone I've asked in my department seem to

be stumped too. If someone knows the proof or has seen a similar

problem, could you please email me your ideas. Thank you very

much.

Problem:

Given: R -- a symmetric positive definite matrix and

P -- a diagonal matrix with entries of form exp(j*phi_m), where

j = sqrt(-1) and all phi_m's aren't equal

To prove:

i) k^th diagonal element of inv(R + P'RP) <= (1/2)*(k^th diagonal element

of inv(R)) ..... where P' denotes Hermitian transpose of P

ii) And in general, to prove that

k^th diagonal element of inv(R + P'RP + (P^2)'R(P^2) + ... +

(P^M)'R(P^M)) <= (1/(M+1))*(k^th diagonal element of inv(R))

Thanks again for your audience.

Raghu Madyastha

raghu666@ece.rice.edu

------------------------------

From: Herman Alder <halder@halcon.dpi.udec.cl>

Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 11:53:53 -0600

**Subject: Fourth French-Latinamerican Congress on Applied Mathematics**

FOURTH FRENCH-LATINAMERICAN CONGRESS

on APPLIED MATHEMATICS

December 11-15,1995

University of Concepcion

Concepcion,Chile

The deadline for submission of a contributed presentation

for the conference is MONDAY,NOVEMBER 20,1995

TOPICS OF THE MEETING include,but are not limited to:

-Mathematical Modelling

-Fluid Mechanics

-Vibration Problems

-Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations

-Finite Element Methods and Boundary Element Methods

-Flow in Porous Media

-Solid and Structural Mechanics

-Stiff Mechanical Systems

-Catalytic Chemical Reactor Model Problems

-Domain Decomposition Methods

-Finite Element Analysis in Elasto-plastic Problems

-Transonic and Supersonic Flows

-Adaptive Techniques

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Claude CARASSO,France

Carlos CONCA,Chile

Gabriel GATICA,Chile

Vivette GIRAULT,France

Sergio IDELSOHN,Argentina

Jean-Claude NEDELEC,France

Olivier PIRONNEAU,France

Jean-Marie THOMAS,France

SCOPE:

The purpose of the Conference is to provide a forum for the presentation

and the discussion of recent progress in the field of Numerical Analysis

in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Sciences.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:

Gabriel GATICA

Universidad de Concepcion

Departamento de Ingenieria Matematica

Casilla 4009,Concepcion,Chile

e-mail:frala@gauss.cfm.udec.cl

fax:56-41-240280

Claude CARASSO

Universite Jean-Monnet

Analyse Numerique

23 rue Dr.Paul Michelon

42023 Saint-Etienne Cedex2,France

e-mail:carasso@anumsun1.univ-st-etienne.fr

fax:33-77256071

------------------------------

From: Jose D. P. Rolim <rolim@cui.unige.ch>

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 14:56:27 +0100

**Subject: Call for Papers for Irregular 96**

IRREGULAR'96

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON

PARALLEL ALGORITHMS FOR IRREGULARLY STRUCTURED PROBLEMS

Santa Barbara, August 19--21, 1996

Efficient parallel solutions have been found to many problems. Some of

these solutions can be automatically obtained from sequential programs

using compilers. However, there still exist a large class of problems,

known as irregularly structured problems, that lack efficient solutions.

The workshop on Parallel Algorithms for Irregularly Structured Problems

- IRREGULAR 96 - is the third in the series, after Geneva and Lyon,

that addresses issues related to deriving efficient solutions to

irregularly structured problems. It will be held at the University of

California, Santa Barbara, on August 19--21, 1996.

Scope : IRREGULAR 96 aims at fostering the cooperation among

practitioners and theoreticians of the field. Papers for oral

presentation are solicited in all research areas related to the

parallelism of irregular problems, as listed below.

Topics : (non exhaustive) applications, approximating and randomized methods,

automatic synthesis, branch and bound, combinatorial optimization, compiling,

computer vision, load balancing, parallel data structures, scheduling

and mapping, sparse matrix and symbolic computation.

Publication : Proceedings are planned to be published in the Springer-Verlag

Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and shall be available at the

workshop. The Proccedings of IRREGULAR'95 have been published as volume 980

of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlarg.

Submission guidelines : To submit a contribution, send 6 copies

of an extended abstract describing original research

in no more than 15 pages to

Yousef Saad, IRREGULAR'96 chair

Computer Science Dept.

University of Minnesota

4-192 EE/CSci Building

200 Union Street S.E.

Minneapolis, MN 55455

USA

Papers simultaneously submitted to other conferences with published

proceedings will not be considered.

Hard copy contributions must be in Minneapolis and

e-mail (post-script file) contributions must be at

irregular_submit@cs.ucsb.edu

no later than March 15, 1996.

A cover page should contain the author's full name, address, a 100-word

abstract and keywords. If the paper is submitted electronically, the

cover page in the form of an ascii-only e-mail must contain the

same information.

Venue : Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific coast, ninety miles north of

Los Angeles and a one-day trip from the wine country and horse ranches of

neighboring Santa Ynez Valley. Santa Barbara's Spanish heritage is reflected

in its architectural style, fiesta celebrations and historical landmarks, and

its mild climate promotes an environment rich in outdoor activities.

Workshop Chairs

Afonso Ferreira, ENS Lyon

Jose Rolim, U. of Geneva

Program Committee

Y. Saad, chair, U. of Minnesota

P. Banerjee, U. of Illinois

V. Barbosa, U. of Rio de Janeiro

R. Cypher, Johns Hopkins U.

J. Fitch, U. of Bath

T. Leighton, MIT

J. van Leeuwen, U. of Utrecht

E. Mayr, U. of Munich

R. Meyer, U. of Wisconsin

Y. Notay, U. of Brussels

V. Prasanna, USC, Los Angeles

Y. Robert, ENS Lyon

S. Sahni, U. of Florida

P. Widmayer, ETH Zurich

T. Yang, UC Santa Barbara

Invited Speakers

T. Hagerup, Max-Planck I.

R. Schreiber, NASA Ames

H. Simon, Silicon Graphics

Local Organizers

T. Yang, UC Santa Barbara

e-mail: tyang@cs.ucsb.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions:

March 15, 1996

Notification:

May 19, 1996

Camera Ready:

June 1, 1996

This workshop is sponsored by the IFIP WG 10.3, the EATCS, the Laboratoire de

l'Informatique du Parallelisme de l'ENS Lyon, the University of Geneva

and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

------------------------------

From: Yifan Hu <Y.F.Hu@dl.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 16:37:20 GMT

**Subject: Meeting Announcement for Dynamic Load Balancing on MPP Systems**

Dynamic Load Balancing on MPP Systems:

Progress, Challenge and Issues

(Second Announcment)

Monday, 27th November, 1995

DARESBURY LABORATORY, WARRINGTON, UK

This 1-day meeting, organised by CCP12 and the ERCOFTAC special

interest group for Parallel Computing in CFD with support

from the DL HPCI Centre, will focus on dynamic load balancing

topics of concern in the parallel computation of fluid dynamics,

electromagnetics and many other science and engineering areas.

Programme

``Can Static Load Balancing Algorithms Be Appropriate in a Dynamic

Setting?" Bruce Hendrickson (Sandia National Laboratory)

``Dynamic Mesh Partitioning" Chris Walshaw (University of Greenwich)

``Long range forces AND hydrodynamics" Frazer Pearce (University of Sussex)

``Dynamic Load Balancing in the UKMO's Operational Weather Forecasting

and Climate Prediction Model" Rupter Ford (CNC. Manchester)

``Dynamic Load Balancing Issues in the MPP Version of Long-Range

Forcasting System" Fritz Wollenweber (ECMWF)

``Perspectives on Dynamic Load Balancing on Parallel Tasks on

Workstation Clusters" Bill McMillan (University of Glaskow)

``Variants of the Spectral Bisection Technique Suited for Dynamic

Load Balancing" Dirk Roose and Raf Van Driessche (KU Leuven, Belgium)

``Current and Future Requirements in Distributed Crash Worthiness

Simulation`` Guy Lonsdale (ESI, GmbH)

"Some Algorithms for Dynamic Load Balancing`` Yifan Hu (Daresbury

Laboratory)

``Towards Parallel Dynamic Load Balancing for Adaptive PDE solvers"

Peter Jimack (University of Leeds)

It is also hoped to have speakers from industries. Additional

contributions, particularly in the form of posters, are welcome.

The workshop will seek to identify the current status of dynamic

load balancing on parallel systems. It will focus on MPP systems

such as the Cray T3D, Intel Paragon and IBM SP2, although some

attention is also paid to to workstation clusters. It will

establish current practice and illustrate the challenges facing

both academic and industrial researchers. The workshop will

also seek to identify the issues involved in achieving efficient

dynamic load balancing strategies on existing or future machines.

For further information concerning registration, transport,

accomodation etc., please contact:

Dr. D. R. Emerson or Dr. Y. F. Hu

Theory and Computational Science

Daresbury Laboratory

Keckwick Lane

Daresbury

Warrington WA4 4AD

United Kingdom

email D.R.Emerson@dl.ac.uk or Y.F.Hu@dl.ac.uk

Tel. +44 (0)1925 603221

Fax +44 (0)1925 603634

URL for the meeting:

http://www.dl.ac.uk/TCSC/Staff/Hu_Y_F/MEETING/meeting.html

------------------------------

From: Jerard Barry <jmb@atom.ansto.gov.au>

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 13:33:23 +1100 (EST)

**Subject: Conference in Honour of John Pollard**

SPECIAL DAY OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION

February 29 1996

Sydney, Australia.

A one day conference to celebrate forty years of the many and varied

contributions to computation made by John Pollard. John hangs up his

slide rule and switches off his computers - at least in an employed

capacity - on February 29.

The conference will be held at the Lucas Heights Research Laboratories

of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation on leap day;

the day being specifically selected so that any regrets subsequent to

retirement occur with less frequency!

Keynote speakers include:

Dr Bob Anderssen, CSIRO, Division of Maths/Stats,

Professor Clive Fletcher, University of New South Wales,

Professor Mike Osborne, Australian National Laboratory,

Professor Bernard Pailthorpe, University of Sydney.

In addition short contributed presentations are invited. Please contact

Jerard Barry with the title of the proposed talk and a short abstract

(e.g. 100-200 words) by November 21.

For further details contact

Jerard Barry phone 61 2 717 3317

ANSTO Fax 61 2 717 9275

Private Mail Bag 1 mail jp-conf@atom.ansto.gov.au

Menai NSW

Australia 2234

------------------------------

From: Michael Pernice <usimap@sneffels.usi.utah.edu>

Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 07:39:04 -0700

**Subject: URL for Proceedings of The Workshop on Iterative Methods**

The Workshop on Iterative Methods for Large Scale Nonlinear Problems

was held September 14-16, 1995 on the campus of Utah State University,

Logan, Utah. The aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers

working on large scale applications with numerical specialists of

various kinds. An on-line proceedings, which provides links to

talks and papers presented at the workshop, is available at the URL

http://www.usi.utah.edu/logan_proceedings/

------------------------------

From: Petr Prikryl <PRIKRYL@earn.cvut.cz>

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 95 13:39:03 MET

**Subject: Conference on Finite Element Methods**

An International Conference on

Finite Element Methods: Superconvergence,

Post-processing and A Posteriori Estimates

University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, July 1-4, 1996

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

During the development of the finite element method it has been

found that at some exceptional points the rate of convergence of

FE-approximations exceeds the optimal global rate. This phenomenon has

come to be known as ``superconvergence''. The rate of local or global

convergence con be improved also by various post-processing techniques.

The aim of the conference is to bring together people who work on

superconvergence phenomena and a posteriori estimates in the numerical

solution of differential and integral equation, variational inequa-

lities and other problems of mathematical physics. The organizers

intend to publish the conference proceedings. Thus, all participants

are kindly asked to prepare survey papers of their own results.

Articles with new superconvergence results are welcome as well. The

length of any contribution should not exceed 15 pages in TEX.

Scientific Committee: I. Babuska (USA), C. M. Chen (China),

I. Hlavacek (Czech Republic), R. D. Lazarov

(Bulgaria), Q. Lin (China), T.Reginska (Poland),

T. Strouboulis (USA), M.Stynes (Ireland),

A. Zhou (China), M. Zlamal (Czech Republic).

Organizing Committee: Pekka Neittaanmaki (chairman),

Michal Krizek (Czech Republic),

Rolf Stenberg (Finland).

If you wish to take part in the conference, please, write to:

Prof. Pekka Neittaanmaki, Department of Mathematics, University of

Jyvaskyla, P.O.Box 35, FIN-40351 Jyvaskyla, Finland,

FAX: (+358 41) 602731

E-MAIL: neittaanmaki@jylk.jyu.fi

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From: Michel Fortin <mfortin@mat.ulaval.ca>

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 95 13:44:36 EST

**Subject: Call for Papers for Summer Seminar 96 of Canadian Mathematical Society**

Call for Papers

Plates and shells: from mathematical theory to engineering practice.

Summer Seminar 96 of the Canadian Mathematical Society.

Laval University, Quebec city, July 22-27 1996.

The Seminar will present about ten invited speakers and contributed papers sessions.

Information can be obtained at http://www.mat.ulaval.ca/shells/

or from Michel.Fortin@mat.ulaval.ca

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From: Jeff McGough <mcgough%math.unr.edu@mailroute.UNR.EDU>

Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 16:50:56 -0700

**Subject: Position at University of Nevada - Reno**

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Nevada, Reno

anticipates two tenure track positions at the assistant professor level.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, strong

potential for significant research, and demonstrated excellence in

teaching. Outstanding candidates in any field are encouraged to apply.

However, the department is particularly interested in Operations Research,

Partial Differential Equations, Information Sciences, Numerical Analysis,

Optimization, Mathematical Physics, and Scientific Computation.

Send a vita and at least three letters of recommendation to: Search

Committee; Department of Mathematics/084; University of Nevada; Reno, NV

89557. (At least one letter should address teaching experience.)

Please include the Academic Employment in Mathematics APPLICATION COVER

SHEET which can be photocopied from the September issue of the AMS Notices,

Vol. 42, No. 9, page 1063 or downloaded from the e-MATH gopher.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 1995. To receive full

consideration applications must be received by January 15, 1996. Women and

Minorities are especially encouraged to apply. AA/EEO.

------------------------------

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

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 11:31:47 GMT

**Subject: Position at University of Liverpool**

Postdoctoral Post (CFD) at Liverpool University

University of Liverpool

Dept of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position funded

by EPSRC (UK) and available for a fixed period of up to three years.

The project is on a CFD application to arc modelling in switchgear

power systems. Among other things, it will involve the use of finite

volume methods and body-fitted coordinates for complex domains.

Further details can be obtained from (Ref Number: A\922)

URL: file://ftp.liv.ac.uk/pub/Stats+Comp_Maths/Job_95_11.html

or emails to jobs@liv.ac.uk

------------------------------

From: Dugald Duncan <dugald@ma.hw.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 16:24:54 GMT

**Subject: Position at Heriot-Watt University**

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY,

EDINBURGH, UK

LECTURESHIP IN MATHEMATICS

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Mathematics, starting on

1 February 1995, or on a date to be agreed. Candidates would normally

be expected to have a PhD and a strong research record. Preference

may be given to candidates with expertise in the areas of Numerical

Analysis, Scientific Computing or Computer Algebra, but well-qualified

candidates in all areas of Mathematics are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be at an appropriate point on the Lecturer Grade A scale

(\pounds 15,154-19,326).

Further particulars may be obtained through the Departmental World Wide

Web pages (http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/maths.html), by ftp (file

/ftp/pub/dept/furtherp.txt from ftp.ma.hw.ac.uk), or by writing (not

telephoning) to the Personnel Office, Heriot-Watt University,

Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, from where application forms may also be

obtained (please quote reference number 143/95).

Overseas candidates may apply by submitting a CV and the names of three

referees, and may submit this material by email to pbh@ma.hw.ac.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 November 1995.

------------------------------

From: Eamonn Cahill <ecahill@hdl.ie>

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 09:55:13 GMT

**Subject: Positions at Hitachi Dublin Laboratory**

Hitachi Dublin Laboratory

The Hitachi Dublin Laboratory was founded in 1989 as part of Hitachi's world-

wide diversification of research. Created as a research laboratory within

Trinity College, University of Dublin, basic and applied research is carried

out in the area of Advanced Computing. Collaborative projects are ongoing

with a variety of institutions as well as Hitachi's research laboratories

worldwide. Due to continued expansion, the following vacancies now exist in

the Parallel Computing Group:-

MESSAGE PASSING COMMUNICATIONS - Ref PP/5

Working as part of a small team you will implement key message-passing

paradigms on Hitachi's parallel architectures. You will be based in one

of the companies development divisions in Japan for an initial period of

up to one year before returning to Dublin to play a key role in the team

there. You will ideally possess:-

* Highly developed skills in C and UNIX particularly in a systems

networking and communications context.

* A strong academic background in computer science, mathematics or

a numerate discipline.

* Experience with message-passing software such as MPI and PVM.

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS RESEARCHER - Ref PP/6

Based in Dublin you will be part of a team developing software to solve

fluid dynamics problems. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate

the following attributes:-

* An outstanding academic background preferably with a PhD or MSc in

Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Physics or Engineering.

* A sound knowledge of the mathematics of fluid dynamics and of

computational approaches such as the finite element method.

* An interest in or experience of parallel algorithm development for

computational fluid dynamics.

COMBUSTION MODELLING RESEARCHER - Ref PP/7

You will be a member of a group researching mathematical models and numerical

algorithms for engineering and scientific computation on massively parallel

computer architectures. You will be involved in the numerical simulation of

both the reactive chemistry and the fluid dynamics of combustion on state of

the art hardware. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate strong

research abilities together with the following qualifications:-

* An outstanding academic background preferably with a PhD or MSc in

Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Physics or Engineering.

* A sound knowledge of the mathematics of fluid dynamics and of

computational approaches such as the finite element method.

* Preferably experience of computational chemistry, combustion modelling

and/or parallel algorithm development in a message-passing environment.

* Good implementation skills in C and Fortran.

Should you wish to apply for any of the positions above, please write/fax or

email your CV to the address/numbers below quoting the relevant reference

number.

Dr. M. Abe,

Laboratory Manager,

Hitachi Dublin Laboratory,

16 Westland Row,

Dublin 2,

Rep. of Ireland.

Fax: +353-1-679-8926

Email: cvs@hdl.ie

------------------------------

From: Jeff Cash <j.cash@ic.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 95 17:34:02 GMT

**Subject: Position at Imperial College**

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant is required to work with

Jeff Cash (j.cash@ic.ac.uk) for 9 months on an EEC funded

project involving the parallel solution of two point boundary

value problems. A knowledge of numerical methods for differential

equations is desirable but the main skills required are in

parallel computing.

The starting salary is 1510 pounds sterling

(inclusive of London Weighting).

The applicant must be from an EEC country other than the United

Kingdom.

Applicants should send a CV and the name of two referees to

Prof. Jeff Cash,

Department of Mathematics,

Imperial College Of Science, Technology and Medicine,

180 Queens Gate,

London SW7 2BZ,

UK.

Closing date for applications is 31st December 1995.

Starting date before 1 April 1996.

------------------------------

From: Ken Atkinson <atkinson@math.uiowa.edu>

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 15:19:57 -0600

**Subject: Positions at the University of Iowa**

The Department of Mathematics of The University of Iowa invites

applications for the following positions:

1. Tenure-track beginning or early assistant professorship, starting in

August 1996, in the broadly interpreted area of partial differential

equations and related areas. Extraordinary candidates at higher rank

may be considered. Selection will be based on evidence of outstanding

research accomplishments or potential, and teaching ability. A Ph.D. or

equivalent training is required.

2. Pending availability of funds, one or more visiting positions for all or

part of the 1996-97 academic year. Selection will be based on research

expertise and teaching ability. Preference will be given to applicants

whose scholarly activity is of particular interest to members of the

current faculty.

Women and minority candidates are especially urged to apply for the

above positions. The University of Iowa welcomes the employment of

professional couples on its faculty and staff, permits the appointment of

faculty couples within the same department, and permits the sharing of a

single appointment by a faculty couple.

Formal screening will begin December 15, 1995; applications will be

accepted until the positions are filled. To apply, send a complete vita

and have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor Bor-Luh Lin, Chair

Department of Mathematics

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity and

Affirmative Action Employer.

------------------------------

From: pkj@scs.leeds.ac.uk

Date: Wed, 1 Nov 95 09:22:07 GMT

**Subject: Positions at the University of Leeds**

THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS SCHOOL OF COMPUTER STUDIES

COMPUTATIONAL PDE'S SOFTWARE UNIT 2 POSTS - MANAGER AND SOFTWARE ENGINEER

These posts are available immediately on a rolling contract basis for a period

of one year in the first instance. The appointees will work in the newly-formed

Computational PDEs Software Unit which will undertake industrial and academic

research over the next five years.

The Manager

The appointee will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Unit which

undertakes a variety of contract research in the development and application of

software for the solution of partial differential equations. This will involve

the supervision of research contracts and staff, contributing to the mainten-

ance and development of the current library of software tools and the generat-

ion of new business in the form of both short and long term industrial academic

research contracts.

Salary will be on the scale for Computer Staff Grade 2 (16 628--21 519 pounds

p.a.) or Grade 3 within the range 22 374--25 035 pounds p.a. according to

qualifications and relevant experience. Ref. no. 48/121

The Software Engineer

The appointee will be expected to work on a variety of industrial research

contracts such as those with Shell Research and EPSRC requiring Computational

methods for PDEs. This will include some mathematical modelling and the devel-

opment, application and maintenance of the Unit's software library.

Salary will be on the scale for Computer Staff Grade 1 (14 317--15 986 pounds

p.a.) or Grade 2 within the range 16 628--18 985 pounds p.a. according to

qualifications and relevant experience. Ref. no. 48/122

Applicants for both posts should have good honours and postgraduate degrees in

a scientific or engineering discipline, with practical experience of mathemat-

ical software and modelling, C and/or Fortran programming and experience of

applying computational techniques to industrial problems.

Informal enquiries may be made to Judi Thursby, Secretary to the Unit, tel.

0113 233 5432 or e-mail judi@scs.leeds.ac.uk. The School's World Wide Web

home page is at: http://agora.leeds.ac.uk/WWW/welcome.html

Application forms and further particulars for both posts may be obtained from

the Personnel Office (Academic Section), The University of Leeds, Leeds,

LS2 9JT, tel. 0113 233 5771, e-mail: e.f.moran@registry.leeds.ac.uk, World Wide

Web Address http://www.admin.leeds.ac.uk/jobadverts/index.html, quoting the

appropriate reference number.

Closing date for applications 17th November 1995.

The University of Leeds promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy Promoting

Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Research

------------------------------

From: Dan Sorensen <sorensen@caam.rice.edu>

Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 15:57:41 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Positions at Rice University**

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics invites

applications for one senior and two junior level tenure track

positions at competitive salaries commencing in the fall of 1996.

The senior position will be at the associate or full professor level

depending on experience and qualifications. A candidate for this position

must have established an exceptional research record in the formulation,

analysis and implementation of computational methods for partial differential

equations. In addition to a strong commitment to research, there

should be a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate

and the graduate level and a desire to direct Ph.D. Theses.

The junior positions will be at the assistant professor level.

Applications are welcome from all areas of computational and applied

mathematics. However, preference will be given to applicants who work

in partial differential equations or in nonlinear optimization.

Also, preference will be given to those who demonstrate ability and desire

to conduct interdisciplinary research with the current faculty.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., a demonstrated potential for excellence

in research and a strong commitment to teaching. One of the junior

positions may be upgraded to the associate level in case of an

exceptional candidate.

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of

excellence in undergraduate science and engineering education. The

Computational & Applied Mathematics Department hosts research programs in

Linear and Integer Programming, Numerical Optimization, Numerical Linear

Algebra, Parallel Computing, Optimal Design and Inverse Problems for

Partial Differential Equations.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a brief statement

of research accomplishments interests and goals, a curriculum vitae

and selected reprints and have three letters of recommendations sent

to:

Chair, Staffing Committee

Computational & Applied Mathematics Department-MS 134

Rice University

6100 Main Street

Houston, Texas 77005-1892

Review of applications will begin on 10 Jan 96 and continue until

the positions are filled.

Rice University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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From: Manfred Trummer <mrt@hiyuhk.math.sfu.ca>

Date: Wed, 01 Nov 1995 14:26:48 PST

**Subject: Position at Simon Fraser University**

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Vancouver, British Columbia

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Associateship in the

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, to commence January 1, 1996, or as

soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be in the $25,000 to

$30,000 range.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis. Experience

with large scale computation in a Unix environment, preferably with Silicon

Graphics equipment, is necessary. The successful applicant must have

research experience in numerical PDEs, in areas which specifically include

adaptive grid generation, spectral and finite element type methods, and

computational fluid mechanics, so that they will be involved at the outset

in research projects with Drs. R. D. Russell and M. R. Trummer.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and the the names, addresses,

facsimile numbers/E-mail addresses only of three persons to whom confidential

reference may be made by the University. Applications should be

sent by December 1, 1995 directly to

Dr Manfred R. Trummer

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada

FAX: (604)291-4947

E-mail: trummer@sfu.ca

Further information on the department, the university and the Vancouver area

is available on the world wide web site http://www.math.sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment

and offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement

is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Under the Canada -- United States Free Trade Agreement US citizens

are eligible to apply.

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From: Francoise Chatelin

Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 09:52:30 +0100

**Subject: Position at CERFACS**

We are looking for someone at post-doc level with experience, interest,

and background (with publications) in both mathematics and computer

science.

The position is open in the framework of an ESPRIT contract in connection

with European reseach centres and industrial partners. For this project

we want someone with experience both in parallel computing and numerical

software techniques.

The heart of the activity concerns the numerical reliability of software.

There exist methods for analysing models and algorithms that give an

indication of the confidence to be placed in the accuracy of simulation

results. The task to be completed at CERFACS consists mainly in developing

a tool which employs these methods, called PRECISE, that will be used in the

project for confidence testing of algorithms and applications. A prototype

tool already exists so the consortium can begin testing internally early in

the project. The prototype version is written for Matlab and one of the aims

of this workpackage is to improve its capabilities.

Some of the work will be in translating PRECISE to Fortran to allow

larger (and more realistic) problems to be handled and in the production of

commercial quality documentation for the tool.

The position is in the Qualitative Computing Group at CERFACS, whose main

research activities are

- study of the stability and the reliability of numerical methods,

specifically in the neighbourhood of singularities,

- design of robust codes for computing some eigenelements of very large

and nonnormal matrices (Arnoldi Tchebycheff method),

- influence of high nonnormality on the reliability of

iterative methods in linear algebra,

- identification of physical applications giving birth to highly

nonnormal matrices, in CFD in particular,

- software tools for assessing the quality (reliability, robustness) of

numerical methods.

This group is part of the Parallel Algorithms Project lead by Iain Duff.

For detailed information about CERFACS

URL address : http://www.cerfacs.fr/algor

For detailed information about the Qualitative Computing Group

URL address : http://www.cerfacs.fr/~toumazou/Qualitative.html

For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located

URL address : http://www.cict.fr/toulouse/EBienvenue.html

Please send email to fraysse@cerfacs.fr

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From: Emanuel Knill <knill@c3serve.c3.lanl.gov>

Date: Thu, 02 Nov 1995 11:18:02 -0700

**Subject: Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory**

Position opening: CIC-3 group leader in the Computing, Information and

Communications Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Job Number: 951219

Series: TSM MGT

Organization: CIC-3

Date Posted: 10/11/95

Availability: This job is open to all applicants

Job Title: GROUP LEADER

Job Status: Open

No. Openings: 1

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level)

(Regular Full-Time)

To apply: Submit cover letter and CV to

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Human Resources Division - Staffing Group, MS P286

P.O. Box 1663

Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545

Phone: (505) 667-8622

Fax: (505) 665-1079

Further information about job openings and procedures at LANL

is available at http://www.hr.lanl.gov/jobs/

Summary:

Provide management and technical leadership for the Computer Research

and Applications Group (CIC-3). The primary focus of CIC-3 is

research in information science and its applications to problem

solving. Current efforts include applied computational mathematics,

algorithms design and analysis, fraud detection and prevention,

computer security, learning and statistical inference, signal

processing, speech recognition, image processing and navigational

tools. Collaboration with universities, other labs, and industrial

partners is an important aspect of group activities.

More information about the Computer Research and Applications Group

can be found on the web at http://www.c3.lanl.gov/

The group leader is responsible for group management, including

recruiting and evaluating personnel, salary administration, budgeting

and affirmative action planning. Must communicate and interact

effectively with management and staff throughout the Lab, DOE and

other government agencies, and academia.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

Proven research record in a relevant area of information theory,

applied mathematics, computational science, or the application of

computers to problem solving. Extensive experience in leading

technical research efforts. Demonstrated excellence in leadership with

the ability to achieve a common understanding of technical directions

and goals; cultivation of innovation and risk taking; personal

commitment to constructive change and improvement; organizational and

analytic skills; successful negotiation/conflict resolution

skills. Demonstrated experience interacting effectively with funding

agencies, other research efforts, potential users of research results,

and management.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

Formal management/leadership training. L-clearance.

Education, Training, or Licensing:

Ph.D. in applied math, computer science, or equivalent combination of

education and experience.

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From: Colin Wright <WRIGHT@gauss.cam.wits.ac.za>

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 10:48:44 GMT+0200

**Subject: Positions at the University of the Witwatersrand**

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG -- SOUTH AFRICA

Department of Computational & Applied Mathematics

Applications are invited for tenure track positions at the level of

lecturer in Computational and Applied Mathematics, to begin

January 1996 or as soon thereafter as possible. Requirements include a

PhD, demonstrated research ability and some teaching experience.

Preference will be given to candidates working in the areas of

Optimization, Numerical Analysis and Advanced Mathematics of Finance.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute towards the

supervision of Masters and Doctoral students as well as to the

Department's undergraduate teaching programme. Besides a mainstream

programme in Computational and Applied Mathematics, the Department also

has challenging service teaching commitments.

Applications, including a detailed CV with names and addresses of three

professional referees, should be sent to Colin J Wright, Head,

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,

University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits, 2050, South Africa

or E-mail wright@gauss.cam.wits.ac.za. Evaluation of applications will

commence on 16 November 1995, however applications will be accepted

until the positions are filled.

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From: Dr. George F. Corliss <georgec@mscs.mu.edu>

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 95 15:57 CST

**Subject: Positions at Marquette University**

Industrial-Based Graduate Research Assistantships

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

The Marquette University Department of Mathematics, Statistics,

and Computer Science has openings for two Industrial-Based

Graduate Research Assistantships in industrial and applied

mathematics. Students will pursue a Master of Science degree

while working closely with industrial sponsors Johnson Controls

and SC Johnson Wax. One assistantship requires skills in

operations research, the other in statistics and database

design.

Number of openings: two

Start date: January 1, 1996

Annual stipend: $12,000 + tuition,

jointly funded by NSF and industrial partners

Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field

are especially sought.

The NSF funding requires students to be citizens of the USA

or lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens.

For information: To apply:

Dr. George Corliss The Graduate School

georgec@mscs.mu.edu Marquette University

(414) 288-6599 PO Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

(414) 288-7137 Fax: 414) 288-1902

MUGS@vms.csd.mu.edu

For further information:

Web: http://studsys.mscs.mu.edu/~georgec/Jobs/indust_gra.html

FTP: boris.mscs.mu.edu

cd pub/corliss

get indust_gra Text

or

get indust_gra.ps Postscript

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From: Brent Lindquist <lindquis@ams.sunysb.edu>

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 95 17:15:41 EST

**Subject: Position at Stony Brook**

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The department expects to have postdoctoral positions in computational

applied mathematics available for the 1996-97 academic year.

Qualified candidates should have computational experience in one

or more areas of: fluid dynamics, parallel computing, hyperbolic

conservation laws, flows in elastic and plastic media, and flows in

porous media.

Additional information concerning the department and its activities

is available from the WWW home page http://ams.sunsyb.edu/ams.html

Applicants should send vita, descriptions of research interests, and

three recommendation letters to: James Glimm, Chair, Department of

Applied Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook,

NY 11794-3600.

SUNY at Stony Brook is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

employer and educator and encourages applications from women and

minorities.

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From: J P Lambert <ffjpl@aurora.alaska.edu>

Date: Sat, 4 Nov 1995 12:49:34 -0900 (AKST)

**Subject: Position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks**

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Position Announcement

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications

for one or more tenure-track openings or possible visiting

positions for the fall of 1996, at the assistant professor

level. Strong preference will be given to candidates in

applied, computational, and interdisciplinary areas such as

numerical analysis (including numerical methods for differential

equations), modeling, dynamical systems, stochastic processes,

discrete mathematics, mathematical biology, and mathematical

physics. The Department has some 24 faculty members and is

comprised of units in mathematics, statistics, and computer

science. Possibilities exist for interaction with well-established

research units on the UAF campus.

A PhD in mathematics or a closely related field is required.

A commitment to quality teaching and an ability to teach a broad

spectrum of undergraduate mathematics are essential. We seek

candidates with research potential who will strengthen our

small graduate programs (MAT, MS, PhD), and those who will

appreciate the unique geography of interior Alaska.

Applicants should send a resume and three letters of recom-

mendation to: Pat Lambert, Department of Mathematical Sciences,

University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 756660, Fairbanks, AK

99775-6660.

For further information contact fymath@aurora.alaska.edu.

Application files will be reviewed beginning January 22, 1996.

UAF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and

encourages women and minorities to apply.

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From: Art Werschulz <agw@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 09:48:34 -0500

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Complexity Contents, December, 1995**

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Journal of Complexity -- December, 1995

Volume 11, Number 4

FROM THE EDITOR

INVITED PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE SCHLOSS DAGSTUHL WORKSHOP ON

CONTINUOUS ALGORITHMS AND COMPLEXITY, OCTOBER 17-21, 1994:

TITLE: The Optimal Error of Monte Carlo Integration

AUTHOR: P. Mathe

TITLE: Complexity of Local Solution of Multivariate Integral Equations

AUTHOR: K. Frank

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS:

TITLE: Complexities of Winning Strategies in Diophantine Games@*

AUTHOR: J.P. Jones and A.S. Fraenkel

TITLE: The Fine Structure of the $n$-Widths of $H^p$-Spaces in $L_q(-1,1)$

AUTHOR: K. Wilderotter

TITLE: Average Widths of $W^r H^\omega$ in $C(R)$

AUTHOR: F. Gensun

TITLE: Ismagilov Type Theorems for Linear, Gel'fand and Bernstein $n$-Widths

AUTHOR: K. Osipenko and O. Parfenov

TITLE: What is the Complexity of Solution-Restricted Operator Equations?

AUTHOR: A. Werschulz

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From: SIAM

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 95 11:32:12 EST

**Subject: Contents, SINUM 32-6 December 1995**

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

December 1995, Volume 32, Number 6

CONTENTS

Stability and Convergence of a Class of Enhanced Strain Methods

B. D. Reddy and J. C. Simo

Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems IV:

Nonlinear Problems

Kenneth Eriksson and Claes Johnson

Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems V: Long-Time

Integration

Kenneth Eriksson and Claes Johnson

A Spectral Method for the Fluid Flow with Low Mach Number on the

Spherical Surface

Guo Benyu and Cao Weiming

On the Finite Element Method for Mixed Variational Inequalities

Arising in Elastoplasticity

Weimin Han and B. Daya Reddy

A Domain Decomposition Method for the Polar Factorization of

Vector-Valued Mappings

J.-D. Benamou

Finite Difference Calculus Invariant Structure of a Class of

Algorithms for the Nonlinear Klein-Gordon Equation

Shaofan Li and Loc Vu-Quoc

Operator Splitting Methods Applied to Spectral Discretizations of

Quantum Transport Equations

Anton Arnold and Christian Ringhofer

A Morphological Scheme for Mean Curvature Motion and Applications

to Anisotropic Diffusion and Motion of Level Sets

Francine Catte, Francoise Dibos, and Georges Koepfler

Approximation Methods for Singular Integral Equations with

Conjugation on Curves with Corners

V. D. Didenko, S. Roch, and B. Silbermann

The Essential Stability of Local Error Control for Dynamical

Systems

A. M. Stuart and A. R. Humphries

Relative Perturbation Techniques for Singular Value Problems

Stanley C. Eisenstat and Ilse C. F. Ipsen

A New Recurrence for Computing Runge-Kutta Truncation Error

Coefficients

M. E. Hosea

Author Index

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End of NA Digest

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