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From: NA Digest <>
Date: Sat Feb 3 17:52:19 EST 1996
Subject: NA Digest Calendar

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

NA Digest Calendar
Date Topic Place NA Digest #

Feb. 12-14 Network Optimization Problems Gainesville, FL 94:47
Feb. 12-15 Computational Differentiation Santa Fe, NM 01
Feb. 19-20 Workshop on Parallel BLAS Knoxville, TN 04
Feb. 25-27 PVM User Group Meeting Sante Fe, NM 46
Feb. 29 Conference Honouring John Pollard Sydney, Australia 44

Mar. 4- 6 Numerical Combustion New Orleans, LA 37
Mar. 11-13 Structural Mechanics Dortmund, Germany 40
Mar. 18-19 Computational Engineering Warrington, UK 03
Mar. 21 Cambridge Approximation Day Cambridge, England 49
Mar. 21-24 Babuska Conference on Finite Elements College Park, MD 04
Mar. 23 South Eastern Linear Algebra Meeting Williamsburg, VA 46
Mar. 27-29 Object-Oriented Numerics Mississippi State, MS 51

Apr. 1- 4 State of the Art in Numerical Analysis York, England 41
Apr. 9-11 Real Numbers and Computers Marseille, France 26
Apr. 9-13 Copper Mountain Conference Copper Mountain, CO 40
Apr. 9-13 Short Course on Optimization Hampton, VA 05
Apr. 11-13 Applied and Computational Mathematics Pittsburgh, PA 48
Apr. 12-24 Supercomputing on IBM Systems Ames, Iowa 51
Apr. 13 Discrete Mathematics Day Ottawa, Canada 48
Apr. 14-16 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Tuscaloosa, AL 35
Apr. 15-19 Nonlinear Mathematics Spring School Bristol, UK 03
Apr. 19-21 Directions in Applied Mathematics Notre Dame, IN 49
Apr. 22-25 Linear Algebra in Optimization Albi, France 48
Apr. 25-26 Fortran Futures London, England 48
Apr. 27 Midwest Numerical Analysis Day Milwaukee WI 50

May 13-17 Simulation of Devices Obninsk, Russia 51
May 15-17 Combinatorial Optimization Toronto, Canada 05
May 19-23 Computational Fluid Dynamics Freiburg, Germany 30
May 20-22 SIAM Conference on Optimization Victoria, BC, Canada 26
May 20-23 Parallel CFD Capri, Italy 34
May 21-24 Graphics Interface Conference Toronto, Canada 18
May 26- Conference Honoring N. N. Yanenko Akademgorodok, Russia 01
May 26-30 Computational Heat Transfer Cesme, Turkey 05
May 27-30 Volterra Centannial Tempe, AZ 42

June 3- 8 Domain Decomposition Methods Bergen, Norway 03
June 10-13 Iterative Methods Toulouse, France 47
June 10-15 Honor Lax and Nirenberg Venice, Italy 29
June 11-14 Numerical Fluid Flow Breckenridge, CO 37
June 13-15 Algebraic Multilevel Iteration Methods Nijmegen, Netherlands 42
June 15-19 Hyperbolic Problems Hong Kong 36
June 17-20 Integral Methods in Science and Engin. Oulu, Finland 24
June 17-21 Householder XIII Symposium Pontresina,Switzerland 31
June 20-21 Mitrinovic Memorial Conference Belgrade, Serbia 26
June 23-26 Computational Physics Beijing, China 01
June 24-25 Stockholm Optimization Days Stockholm, Sweden 03
June 24-26 CFD Short Course Ruston, LA 45
June 24-27 Numerical Analysis Russe, Bulgaria 45
June 24-28 Networks and Systems Saint Louis, MO 52
June 26-28 Time-Frequency Methods for Finance Geneva, Switzerland 47
June 26-28 Images, Wavelets and PDE's Paris, France 41

July 1- 2 MPI Users Group Notre Dame, IN 52
July 1- 4 Finite Element Methods Jyvaskyla, Finland 44
July 1- 5 Grid Adaptation in Computational PDEs Edinburgh, Scotland 50
July 7-11 ASME Fluids Engineering Division San Diego, CA 35
July 8-12 Prague Mathematical Conference Prague, Czech Rep. 95:03
July 8-12 Quality of Numerical Software Oxford, England 19
July 8-19 Numerical Analysis Summer School Leicester, England 41
July 9-12 Monte Carlo Methods Salzburg, Austria 45
July 11-17 Numerical Linear Algebria Split, Croatia 51
July 15-19 Computational Mechanics Miskolc, Hungary 48
July 21-26 Computational and Applied Mathematics Leuven, Belgium 51
July 22-27 Canadian Mathematical Society Quebec, Canada 44
July 24-26 Symbolic and Algebraic Computation Zurich, Switzerland 42
July 27-30 Conference Honoring Mike Powell Cambridge, England 45

Aug. 1- 3 Structured Matrices Santa Barbara, CA 01
Aug. 7- 8 Brazil Interval Workshop Recife, Brazil 03
Aug. 14-17 International Linear Algebra Society Chemnitz 48
Aug. 18-21 Parallel Computing Lyngby, Denmark 38
Aug. 19-21 Parallel Irregular Problems Santa Barbara, CA 44
Aug. 21-24 Total Least Squares Leuven, Belgium 38
Aug. 23 Computational Finance Conference Palo Alto, CA 02
Aug. 25-31 Congress Theor. & Appl. Mechanics Kyoto, Japan 94:46
Aug. 27-29 Parallel Numerical Algorithms Lyon, France 04

Sep. 2- 5 Nonlinear Programming Beijing, China 04
Sep. 4- 6 Multidisciplinary Analysis Bellevue, WA 05
Sep. 4- 6 Operations Research Braunschweig, Germany 03
Sep. 9-13 "ECCOMAS 96" Paris, France 23
Sep. 9-14 Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems Moscow, Russia 01
Sep. 9-27 Numerical Simulation of PDEs Trieste, Italy 04
Sep. 15-17 Control System Design Dearborn, MI 43
Sep. 17-20 Italian Operational Research Society Perguia, Italy 05
Sep. 25-27 Vector and Parallel Processing Porto, Portugal 51
Sep. 23-27 Inverse Problems in Wave Propagation Aix les Bains, France 03
Sep. 24-26 Boundary Element Method Braga, Portugal 03
Sep. 30 Interval Methods Wuerzburg, Germany 43

Oct. 9-11 SIAM Conference on Sparse Matrices Coeur d'Alene, ID 48
Oct. 20-23 High Performance Computing Tempe, AZ 01

Nov. 6- 8 Innovative Time Integrators Amsterdam, Netherlands 40

Dec. 17-19 Mathematics in Signal Processing Warwick, England 48


Sep. 15-19 Scientific Computing & Diff. Eqns. Grado, Italy 49
Sep. 29-.. ENUMATH-97 Heidelberg, Germany 50


From: Roldan Pozo <>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 96 15:06:07 EST
Subject: Announcement of "Matrix Market" Web Site

Looking for application matrices to test your numerical software?
"Matrix Market" ( is a new visual
database which makes it easy to browse, search, view, and download
matrix test data.

Using the search tool, one can request matrices with particular
attributes, such as "symmetric eigenvalue problems larger than 500x500" or
"matrices from structural engineering applications". Once a particular
matrix is found, one can view its sparsity pattern at various levels of
detail, and review other pertinent data before deciding to download.

Matrix Market is currently an experimental prototype. Its initial database
is made up of the approximately 300 problems from the Harwell-Boeing
Sparse Matrix Collection (courteously provided by Iain Duff and
colleagues). We expect to expand the database in the coming months, and
will provide mechanisms for users to contribute new matrices to the
collection. We are very interested in hearing any comments about the form
and utility of this service.

(*) Matrix Market was designed and developed by R. Boisvert, R. Pozo,
K. Remington (National Institute of Standards and Technology),
J. J. Dongarra (Univ. of Tennessee), and R. Barrett (Los Alamos).


From: Craig McNeile <>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 12:01:21 -0700
Subject: References for Block Algorithms

I am postdoc doing research in lattice gauge theory. I would
appreciate it, if someone could send me some references about
block conjugate gradient algorithms, or other algorithms for
simultaneously solving linear equations with a fixed sparse matrix
and multiple right hand sides.

I want to solve for x in the equation A x = b for a number of
different source vectors b. The matrix A is sparse. (The equation
is the lattice analog of the Dirac equation).

There has been some work on using block algorithms in lattice
gauge theory.

D. Henty, R. Setoodedeh and C. Davies
A study of block algorithms for fermion matrix inversion.
Nucl. Phys B337 (1990) 487

However I really wanted a block algorithm based on the minimal
residual method.


Craig McNeile
Department of Physics
University of Utah
201 James Fletcher Building
Salt Lake City
UT 84112

Phone (801) 585 5503
email ::
FAX (801)581-4801


From: Wei Cai <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 12:44:53 -0800
Subject: New Book on Numerical Methods in Applied Sciences

Numerical Methods in Applied Sciences

Editors: Wei Cai, University of California, Santa Barbara
Zhong-Ci Shi, Computing Center, Academia Sinica
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University
Jinchao Xu, Penn State University

This book was funded by a grant from the Academia Sinica and
contains fifteen solicited and peer-reviewed articles for the overview
of theoretical and algorithmic development of selected research
areas in numerical analysis and computational sciences.
The main objective of this book is to provide a useful research
and teaching reference for graduate students and researchers in
applied mathematics, engineering and any other computationally related

1) Parallel Matrix Computations (Zhaojun Bai, University of Kentucky)
2) Inverse Problems in Partial Differential Equations (Gang Bao,
University of Florida)
3) Spectral and Multiresolution Methods for PDE's
(Wei Cai, Univerisity of California, Santa Barbara)
4) Computational Methods for Time Dependent Ginzburg-Landau Models of
Superconductivity (Qiang Du, Michigan State University)
5) Projection Methods for Viscous Incompressible Flows (weinan E, Courant
Institute, Jianguo Liu, Temple University)
6) Symplectic Integrators for Hamiltonian Systems (Zhong Ge,
The Fields Institute)
7) Fast Algorithms in Large-Scale Scientific Computing (Ming Gu,
University of California, Berkeley)
8) Vortex Methods for Incompressible Flows (Thomas Yizhao Hou,
California Institute of Technology)
9) Numerical Methods for Nonconvex Variational Principles in Material
Sciences (Ling Ma, Carnegie-Mellon University)
10) On Finite Difference and Finite Element Shock Capturing Methods
for Conservation Laws (Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University)
11) Mixed Finite Element Methods (Junping Wang, University of Wyoming)
12) Multigrid and Domain Decomposition Methods (Jinchao Xu,
Penn State University)
13) Progress in Linear Programming: Interior-Point Algorithms
(Yinyu Ye, The University of Iowa)
14) The SVD and Some Related Decompositions in Numerical Linear Algebra
(Hongyuan Zha, Penn State University)
15) Finite Element Methods for Solid Mechanics
(Zhimin Zhang,Texas Tech University)

Purchase Information: $45.45, ISBN 1-880132-15-X
Publisher: Science Press New York, Ltd.
Tel. 718-476-0238 or
Fax order directly to 718-476-0273


From: Jia ZhongXiao <>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 11:24:25 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Address for Zhongxiao Jia

Dear Colleagues,

The following is my full address at Dalian:

Professor Zhongxiao Jia
Department of Applied Mathematics
Dalian University of Technology
Dalian 116024
P.R. China
Tel: +86-411-4709559
Fax: +86-411-4671009

Thanks for your attention!


From: Graham de Vahl Davis <g.devahldavis@unsw.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 16:18:19 +1000 (EET)
Subject: Advances in Computational Heat Transfer


26 - 30 May, 1997
Cesme, Turkey


The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer is pleased to announce
CHT-97, an International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat
Transfer, to take place in Cesme, Turkey, in May 1997.


The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for the exposure and exchange
of ideas, methods and results in computational heat transfer. While papers on
all aspects of computational heat transfer will be welcome, contributions are
especially invited on the following themes:

* internal flow and heat transfer - ducts, cavities, compact heat exchangers,
* single and multiphase flow, solidification/melting, double diffusive
convection, turbulent heat transfer
* computational solutions and solution methods
* experimental validation of computational solutions


A special section of the symposium will be devoted to the last theme. Two or
three bench mark problems will be specified. It is intended to seek good
quality experimental results for these problems, and to invite computational
solutions. The intention is not to have a competition between methods, but
to provide quality data against which models, methods and codes can be


The symposium will be held at the Golden Dolphin Holiday Village, Cesme,
Turkey. Cesme is on the Aegean coast and is served by Izmir airport. It is
two hours by road from Ephesus, one of the archaeological gems of Western
Turkey. Izmir is also a popular tourist destination.


Papers will be assessed for presentation at the symposium on the basis of a
1000 word (2-3 pages) extended abstract. They should not have been
previously published. A bound volume of the abstracts will be provided to
participants at the meeting.

The Proceedings of the symposium will be published by Begell House. Review
copies of the full paper will be due on the opening day of the symposium.
Authors are encouraged also to bring preprints for distribution at the


Abstract (2-3 pages) due: January 15, 1997
Notification of acceptance for presentation: February 28, 1997
Full text of paper due (review copy): May 26, 1997
Notification of paper acceptance
for publication in the Proceedings: August 31, 1997
Final copy of paper due: October 31, 1997


To ensure that your name is on the mailing list for future announcements,
please contact

Dr. Faruk Arinc, ICHMT Secretary-General
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey.
Tel: +90 312 210 1429 or 5214
Fax: +90 312 210 1331 or 1266
E-mail: arinc @

For general or scientific enquiries, and submission of abstracts, please
write, phone, fax or e- mail to

Professor Graham de Vahl Davis,
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
University of NSW, Sydney, Australia, 2052.
Tel: +61 2 385 4099
Fax: +61 2 663 1222
E-mail: g.devahldavis @

You may also want to look at the ICHMT Web page at


From: Omar Ghattas <Omar_Ghattas@NAVIER.CML.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 01:45:39 -0500
Subject: Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization

Last call for abstracts for the
Sixth AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on
Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization

September 4-6, 1996
Hyatt-Regency Bellevue
Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A

This is a reminder that abstracts for this conference are now overdue.
Abstracts can still be submitted, provided that all instructions
specified in are
followed, with the exception that

o abstracts are submitted in electronic form only (ascii only, please) to, and
o abstracts are received by February 12, 1996.

Please see for
information on the symposium. Reproduced below is the symposium

Objective: The purpose of this symposium series is to bring together
users, developers, and researchers to present the latest theoretical
and computational developments, applications, ideas, and problems in
the field of multidisciplinary analysis and design of engineering
systems. Examples of such systems are aircraft, automobiles, launch
vehicles, ships, and electric power generation plants. Optimal design
of these complex engineering systems requires analysis that accounts
for interactions amongst the disciplines (or parts of the system) and
synergistic optimization that exploits these interactions. In addition
to these system level requirements are the analysis and optimization
customary to each contributing discipline.

Omar Ghattas
Carnegie Mellon University (412) 268-2949 (office)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA (412) 268-7813 (fax)


From: Natalia Alexandrov <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 15:57:28 -0500
Subject: ICASE/LaRC Short Course on Optimization

April 9-13, 1996
Radisson Hotel
Hampton, VA

This course will acquaint engineers and scientists with methods and
algorithms for treating nonlinear optimization problems. It will focus
on the optimization of systems governed by differential equations. Such
problems are becoming increasingly common and important in engineering
and scientific work, especially in MDO. Systems governed by differential
equations exhibit special structure and efficient optimization in such
situations requires specialized nonlinear programming approaches that
take advantage of this structure. This course is also intended to expose
its audience to the state of the art in nonlinear optimization algorithms.
Experience indicates that the typical user of optimization is familiar
with a few optimization algorithms and software packages, but is unaware
of the variety of available optimization tools that may be more suitable
for that user's needs.


Most days will consist of two three-hour lectures (with appropriate breaks).

Natalia Alexandrov, NASA Langley Research Center
Overview of the short course; foundations of nonlinear optimization

R. Michael Lewis, ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center
Overview of optimization subject to differential equation constraints;
adjoints; automatic differentiation; computational experience

Jean-Francois Barthelemy, NASA Langley Research Center
Optimization and MDO formulations; computational experience

Jean-Francois Barthelemy

Lorenz T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University
Sequential quadratic programming methods; Applications: Very
large-scale problems in chemical engineering

Lorenz T. Biegler

Prabhat Hajela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Applications: Optimization algorithms for aerospace design;
experience with genetic algorithms

Prabhat Hajela

John T. Betts, Boeing Information and Support Services
Applications: Algorithms for large-scale nonlinear programming
in trajectory optimization and control

John T. Betts

NOTE: Course will end at 12:00 noon, Saturday, April 13, 1996.

Formal notes will be published by a major scientific press.

For information and registration form, please get in touch with

Emily Todd e-mail:
ICASE phone: 804-864-2175
Mail Stop 132C, FAX: 804-864-6134
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 23681-0001


From: Renato De Leone <>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 12:52:34 +0100
Subject: Operational Research Society of Italy Annual Conference

Operational Research Society of Italy
Annual Conference

University of Perugia
University of Camerino


Perugia, September 17 - 20 1996

The conference will focus on methodologies and approaches
of Operational Research to problems of social relevance;
however the proposed theme is general and can be considered open.
All the contributions considering theoretical and methodological
aspects and/or which present applications where optimization
and management play a relevant role, are welcome.

The conference will be held in the main building of
Perugia University. There will be a general lecture of
the President of AIRO, G. Gallo,
on the theme of the Conference, and the invited lectures of

M. L. Brandeau (Stanford University)
The contribution of Operational Research in
the researches on AIDS,
J. Rosenhead (London School of Economics)
Aspects of social relevance of Operational Research,
B. Simeone (University La Sapienza - Roma)
Operational Research and voting systems.

There will be a Round Table on the theme
The Operational Research in the management of concerns and services.

The Round Table will be coordinated by Umberto Torelli,
journalist of Corriere della Sera; moreover personalities
coming from the scientific research, private firms and public services
administrations will participate.

There will be also invited lectures by
E. Cascetta (Univ. Napoli),
G. Rinaldi (CNR Roma),
M.G. Speranza (Univ. Brescia),
C. Vercellis (Politecnico Milano),
W. Ukovich (Univ. Trieste),
R. Zoppoli (Univ. Genova).

The contributions will be selected on the basis of extended abstracts.
The abstracts of two to four pages (A4 format, 30 lines per sheet,
1.5 spaced, Times 12 font) with title, author(s) and keywords,
should be submitted in triplicate by April 30, 1996 to:

AIRO '96 - Prof. Stefano Pallottino
Istituto di Elettronica, University of Perugia
Strada S. Lucia-Canetola, 06131 Perugia - Italy

or sending the postscript file to:

For other details consult AIRO'96 home page


From: Henry Wolkowicz <>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 17:09:18 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Combinatorial Optimization

Semidefinite Programming and Interior-Point Approaches for
Combinatorial Optimization Problems

Wednesday May 15- Friday 17, 1996
(before the SIAM Conference on Optimization in Victoria)

to be held at:
The Fields Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(More Information is available on WWW with URL: )

There is no registration fee.

We will consider a limited number of
contributed talks. Please send us a title and abstract.

Please pass this information on to colleagues who may be interested.

Joseph Cheriyan (University of Waterloo),
Bill Cunningham (University of Waterloo),
Panos Pardalos (University of Florida),
Levent Tuncel (University of Waterloo),
Tony Vannelli (University of Waterloo),
Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo),


From: Bob Ward <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 11:47:02 -0500
Subject: Vice-Chancellor Position at the University of Tennessee


The Vice Chancellor for Information Infrastructure at the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) reports directly to the Chancellor and has
executive responsibility for the policy-making, planning, development,
implementation and overall administration for computing and related
technologies in support of the University's teaching, research,
outreach and administrative activities. Major features of that
responsibility will be coordinating with other institutional leaders,
both academic and administrative, to ensure that the University's
vision of becoming the "Information University" and the "University of
Choice in the 21st Century" is realized.

The Vice Chancellor will: (1) create and maintain a productive,
dynamic environment for the use of computing and related technologies
in teaching, research and public service; (2) create and maintain an
organizational climate and a working environment within the Division of
Information Infrastructure that encourages creativity, adaptability and
cost-effectiveness in meeting UTK's needs; (3) have administrative
responsibility for Academic Technology, Computing and Administrative
Systems, Network Services and Telephone Services organizations;
(4) participate as a member of the Chancellor's staff in policy-making,
strategic planning, goal-setting and troubleshooting on institutional
issues; (5) consult with campus-wide policy advisory committees
composed of faculty, students and staff; and (6) establish and maintain
vibrant working relationships with UTK information content and service
providers and with UTK's partners in industry, government and

Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in a broad variety of
computer-related areas is required. Experience in directing and
managing an open distributed-computing environment in a research
university is desirable. Applicants must have a proven record of
success in planning and problem-solving and in managing complex
information technology resources involving highly skilled professional
personnel. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
Ability to communicate effectively with all University and external
constituencies and to achieve strong interpersonal working
relationships with members of those constituencies is essential. A
sound educational background which includes a doctoral degree or
equivalent is required.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, a Carnegie Research Level One
institution, enrolls approximately 26,000 students from every state
in the United States and approximately 100 other countries. As
Tennessee's comprehensive campus, UTK offers more doctoral
programs than any other institution in the state, and its faculty
attract nearly $80 million annually for sponsored research programs.
UTK is one of 27 higher education institutions holding the
distinction of being both a land-grant institution and state

Candidates should send an official letter of application, a curriculum
vitae, a list of five references, and a 1-2 page statement of their
vision of the role of computing and related technologies in a research
university in the 21st century.

Applications may be sent via e-mail to or via
US mail to: Prof. Robert C. Ward, Chair VCII Search Committee,
Computer Science Department, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
TN 37996-1301. Further information may be obtained by browsing URL

UTK is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer.


From: Ian Sloan <sloan@maths.unsw.EDU.AU>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 17:49:49 +1100
Subject: Positions at University of New South Wales


If you are interested in one or other of the following positions
now being advertised at the University of New South Wales, we
should be happy to hear from you! Or, if you know of someone
else who might be interested, please pass on the message, or contact us.

As the attached advertisemnt says, one of the positions (the one I am
most directly interested in) is for a well qualified person who has
a "demonstrated experience and interest in numerical analysis"
and "expertise in the numerical solution of partial
differential equations". Desirable criteria are "a good
knowledge of applications including applications to fluid
mechanics, modern computational skills, and a strong
knowledge of analysis".

The deliberate emphasis on numerical pde reflects our
wish to strengthen this area, and also the fact that
an appointment in this area wil strengthen the links between the
numerical analysts and aplications people in environmental fluids, etc
(also a strong area here). This position will most likely be a
3-year contract position.

The other position (in "computational aspects of atmospheric and
oceanographic dynamics") will also be great interest to
some na-digest-ers. We now have a very strong program in computational
environmental dynamics at UNSW.

For those who don't know Sydney:

Sydney is on the Pacific Ocean, has a moderate climate, and many nice
beaches. No-one claims it is cheap.

The University of New South Wales is about 4 miles from the centre of
Sydney, and about 1 mile from Coogee beach.

Ian Sloan


School of Mathematics

Applications are invited for two positions of Lecturer in Applied
Mathematics. The University of New South Wales is one of
Australia's leading technological universities. The School of
Mathematics at UNSW, comprising the Departments of Pure
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, is one of the
most successful in Australia at attracting research support, and
runs an outstanding visitors program for research

The Department of Applied Mathematics participates in service
teaching and is responsible for the provision of specialist
teaching in Applied Mathematics at all undergraduate levels
(including honours) and in a vigorous graduate program.

The successful applicants should have a PhD in mathematics,
or equivalent qualifications, proven research achievement and
an active research program and should also be able to
demonstrate the capacity to contribute effectively at all levels
of the Department's teaching program. A knowledge and
understanding of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
principles is required.

For one position the applicant is required to have
demonstrated experience and interest in atmospheric and
oceanographic dynamics, especially computational aspects.
For further information contact Professor Lance Leslie,
Phone : 61-2-385-3307,
email :, Fax : 61- 2-385-1071.

For the other position the applicant is required to have
demonstrated experience and interest in numerical analysis,
and have expertise in the numerical solution of partial
differential equations. Desirable criteria are a good
knowledge of applications including applications to fluid
mechanics, modern computational skills, and a strong
knowledge of analysis. For further information contact
Professor Ian Sloan, Phone : 61-2-385-3357,
email :, Fax : 61-2-385-1071.

One position is tenurable, the other is a contract position for a
fixed term of three years. For the tenurable position an
appointment in the area of computational aspects of
atmospheric and oceanographic dynamics is preferred.

While it is anticipated that both appointments will be at
Lecturer level, for an exceptionally well qualified candidate
appointment at the Senior Lecturer level may be considered.

Both positions will be available from 1 July 1996 or 1 February
1997, by negotiation. Membership of a University approved
superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for this

Salary: Lecturer $43,042 - $51,113 per annum; Senior Lecturer
$52,726 - $60,797 per year. Level of appointment and
commencement salary are dependent on qualifications and

Applicants should forward their applications, including a full
C.V. and publications list, statement of research interests and
position sought, and the names and contact information of
three persons from whom confidential references may be
sought, to the Human Resources Department, UNSW, Sydney
2052, Australia. Please mention the reference number 076SI95.

Applications close 1 April 1996.


From: Kazufumi Ito <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 11:18:10 -0500
Subject: Positions at North Carolina State

Announcement of Industrial Applied Mathematics Positions

The Department of Mathematics at N.C. State University expects to
make several tenure-track faculty appointments in applied mathematics.
Strong preference will be given to candidates who clearly demonstrate the
ability and potential to contribute to the Industrial Applied Mathematics
Program described below. The appointment will be at the rank of
Assistant Professor or above, and will start on or after July 1, 1996.
The applicant must have substantial experience beyond the Ph.D. (i.e.,
tangible records of significant research contributions and outstanding
teaching), as well as evidence of strong interests in interdisciplinary
research.The Department has an outstanding group of applied
mathematicians in the areas of control and optimization, numerical
analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, and probability and
stochastic processes, and the successful applicant will be expected to
interact with members of this applied mathematics group.
The successful applicant will become a member of the Center for
Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC), which facilitates interaction
between the faculty in the Mathematics Department and other
departments, research institutions, and industry. The CRSC and the
Mathematics Department have a jointly sponsored Industrial Applied
Mathematics Program (IAMP) which is a formal university/industrial
research project program. This program provides substantive non-
academic research-related experiences for graduate student,
postdoctoral, and faculty participants while contributing to the research
efforts of industrial participants. These experiences, involving year-long
participation in an industrial, government lab or agency or other
nonacademic research project, facilitates the development of participants'
ability to communicate and interact with scientists who are not
traditional mathematicians but who have an interest in quantitative
aspects of science and engineering. The program currently has more
than 15 graduate students, 5 postdocs, 9 faculty, and 10
industry/government lab group participants with activities on 15 projects.
Applicants should send a vita and have three letters of
recommendation sent to Professor H.T. Banks, Director, Center for
Research in Scientific Computation, Box 8205, N.C. State University,
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205. Phone (919) 515-5289. On March 1, 1996, selection will begin
and continue until the positions are filled.
N.C. State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. In its commitment to diversity and equity, NCSU seeks
applications from women, minorities, and the disabled.


From: Kazufumi Ito <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 11:15:29 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at North Carolina State

Announcement of Postdoctoral Positions

The Center for Research in Scientific Computation at N.C. State
University expects to make several post-doctoral appointments beginning
in the summer or fall, 1996 (availability of the positions is contingent
upon funding). The appointments will be in the area of applied mathematics
and scientific computation. The research interests of the Center
include mathematical modeling, analysis and control of partial differential
equations, numerical optimization, computational fluids and flow control,
numerical methods transport in porous media, stochastic partial differential
equations, high-performance computation and biomathematics. The successful
applicants will be involved in research programs between the Center and
other research groups at NCSU that offer a unique opportunity for
post-doctoral research on mathematical projects arising in
industrial/governmental laboratories. Applicants should send a vita and brief
description of research interests and have three letters of recommendation
sent to Professor K. Ito, Dept. of Mathematics, Box 8205, N.C. State
University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205.
Applications will be considered at any time after January 15, 1996,=
as funding becomes available. NCSU in an AA/EOE. In its commitment
to diversity and equity, NCSU seeks applications from women, minorities,
and the disabled.


From: F. W. Wubs <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 14:58:18 MET
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Groningen

The Center for Large-Scale Scientific Computing (LSSC) of the University of
Groningen (RUG) offers:


for a period of 12 months. This fellowship is provided through the
Human Capital and Mobility Host Institute Program of the European Commission.

The Center for LSSC is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
The Center is specialized in the design and application of simulation methods
requiring huge amounts of computer power (high-performance computing). A broad
research area is covered, ranging from molecular chemistry, through fluid
mechanics and astrophysics, upto computer vision and computational
neuroscience. The University of Groningen possesses a most modern
infrastructure for high-performance computing, consisting of workstations,
minisupers (Convex C240), i860 multiprocessor systems, massively parallel
supercomputers (Thinking Machines CM-5; Cray J932) and visualization tools.

We are looking for candidates who can play a role in the central theme of
high-performance computing, i.e. the development and implementation of
numerical algorithms on parallel computers. Therefore, candidates should
hold a PhD degree in one of the areas of high-performance computing, or
should acquire this degree in the very near future.

Candidates must have a firm background in numerical analysis and parallel
computing. Experience in developing iterative methods for solving the large
sparse matrices which arise in various applications (such as CFD) will be
highly appreciated.

The candidates are expected to deliver support to the high-performance
computing community at RUG, and to make a contribution to the educational
curriculum on parallel computing.

According to the EU rules, to be eligible candidates must be a national of a
Member State of the European Union or an associated state or be resident in
the Community. Applicants may not possess Dutch nationality or have carried
out their normal activity in The Netherlands for more than two years prior
to the date of submission of their application.

Applications should contain an extended curriculum vitae showing the
candidate's experience in high-performance computing. It should include a list
of publications and an abstract of the candidate's PhD thesis (1-2 pages).
Applications should be sent before 19 Februari 1996 to (if possible
through e-mail):

prof.dr. A.E.P. Veldman
Department of Mathematics
University of Groningen
P.O. Box 800
NL-9700 AV Groningen
The Netherlands
fax: +31 50 3633976

The Center for LSSC as the host institute will make a pre-selection from
the received applications. The final selection of the candidate will be
made by the European Commission. For further inquiries you can contact
prof. Veldman at the address above.


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 15:03:37 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Graduate Positions at Chalmers and Gothenburg

The School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences at the Chalmers
University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg announces
free positions as PhD students in Applied Mathematics/Numerical Analysis.

The major topics of research are partial differential
equations, numerical linear algebra, mathematical gas dynamics,
and methods for shape optimization.

Most PhD positions are five year scholarships. The PhD student will
spend about 80 percent of his or her time on graduate studies, and
about 20 percent on teaching. Applicants must have an undergraduate
degree in Mathematics and/or Computer Science with excellent results.
The School tries to increase the number of female employees, and especially
welcomes female applicants. At the moment the scholarships consist of
14000 (17200) SEK per month in the first (last) year.

More information about the department can be found on the WWW
on page:

To apply, send us a letter in English, covering

1 data about yourself;
2 a copy of an official paper giving grades from your undergraduate
3 a statement about your main interests;
4 some letters of recommendation from people that know you as a student
or as an employee;
5 any scientific papers you have written.

Send your application to

School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Chalmers University of Technology
412 96 Gothenburg

Furthermore, send an email containing the data about yourself to

The last date for your application to arrive is March 1, 1996. A
decision about to whom we will offer the PhD positions will be taken
before June 1, 1996.


From: Baltzer Science Publishers <>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 10:30:42 +0100
Subject: New Journal, Computational Geosciences

Computational Geosciences
Modeling, Simulation and Data Analysis


Hans (C.J.) van Duijn
Department of Mathematics
Delft University of Technology
P.O. Box 5031
2600 GA Delft
The Netherlands

Mary F. Wheeler
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston TX 77251 - 1892

Aims and Scope:

Accurate and efficient imaging of subsurface structure and modeling of
processes in the subsurface require multidisciplinary collaboration among
mathematicians, engineers, chemists, physicists and geoscientists.
Presently there exists no journal whose main objective is to provide a
platform for interaction among these diverse scientific groups. To remedy
this we propose to establish a new journal, Computational Geosciences. The
aim of this international journal is to facilitate the exchange of ideas
across the disciplines and among universities and industrial and
governmental laboratories.

Computational Geosciences will publish high quality papers on mathematical
modeling, simulation, data analysis, imaging, inversion and interpretation
with applications in the geosciences. The themes and application areas to
be covered include reservoir and environmental engineering, hydrology,
geochemistry, geomechanics, seismic and electromagnetic imaging,
geostatistics and reservoir/aquifer characterization, and high performance
parallel computing.
More specifically, Computational Geosciences welcomes contributions
concerning, for example, bioremediation, diffusion and dispersion, geology
and geostatistics, scale up, multiphase flow and reactive transport,
geophysical imaging and inversion methods, seismic and electromagnetic
modeling, numerical methods and parallel computing. Both theoretical and
applied scientists are invited to participate.

Computational Geosciences focusses mainly on quantitative aspects of models
describing transport processes in permeable media. It is targeted at
petroleum engineers, hydrologists, quantitative environmental engineers,
soil physicists, soil- and geochemists, applied mathematicians, geologists
and seismologists.


From: Karl Sabelfeld <>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 15:57:12 +0600 (NSK)
Subject: Contents, Monte Carlo Methods and Applications

Dear Colleagues,
I am glad to announce that the final issue of
the first volume of the new international journal
"Monte Carlo Methods and Applications"
has been published recently.
The contents of the first volume (1995) is presented below.
For additional information see

K.K. Sabelfeld,
The Editor

Monte Carlo Methods and Applications

1995, Volume 1, Number 1

K.K. Sabelfeld and D. Talay
Integral Formulation of the Boundary
Value Problems and the Method of Random Walk on Spheres

H. Sugita
Pseudo-random Number Generator by Means of Irrational Rotation

N.A. Simonov
Boundary Value Problem and Stochastic Algorithm
for Two-dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations

K. Amano and T. Saito
Stochastic Numerical Solution of Biharmonic Dirichlet Problem

1995, Volume 1, Number 2

O.A. Kurbanmuradov
A New Lagrangian Model of Two-Particle Relative Turbulent Dispersion

O.A. Kurbanmuradov and K.K. Sabelfeld
Stochastic Lagrangian Models of Relative Dispersion
of a Pair of Fluid Particles in Turbulent Flows

N. Bouleau
THE SHIFT: Properties and recommendations for practical use

K. Naono
Comparative Computations of Non-parametric Density Estimation
Between Some Kernel Method and the Wavelet Method

1995, Volume 1, Number 3

S. Kanagawa
Error Estimations for the Euler-Maruyama
Approximate Solutions of Stochastic Differential Equations

N.A. Buglanova and O.A. Kurbanmuradov
Convergence of the randomized spectral models of
homogeneous Gaussian random fields

M.V. Antipov
Congruence operator of the pseudo-random numbers generator
and a modification of Euclidean decomposition

A.I. Khisamutdinov and L.L. Sidorenko
Monte Carlo fictitious collision algorithms for nonlinear Boltzmann equation

A.V. Starkov
Monte Carlo Splitting Importance Sampling

1995, Volume 1, Number 4

S. Heinrich
Variance reduction for Monte Carlo methods
by means of deterministic numerical computation

Y. Komori and T. Mitsui
Stable ROW-type weak scheme for stochastic differential equations

O.A. Kurbanmuradov
A 3D stochastic model of relative dispersion of particle pairs
in local-isotropic turbulence

K.K. Sabelfeld and I.A. Shalimova
Random walk on spheres for exterior Dirichlet problem


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