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- Stochastic Parbolic Differential Equations
- Integration Question
- New Book, Introduction to Scientific Computing
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- Parallelising Large Computational Mechanics Codes
- Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar
- Computer Methods in Water Resources
- Workshop on System Administration of the IBM SP
- Italian Workshop in Computational Linear Algebra
- BLAS Technical Forum
- Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation
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- Positions at Concordia University
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From: Manas Deb <deb@comco.com>

Date: Sun, 8 Sep 1996 20:04:47 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Stochastic Parbolic Differential Equations**

Hello na-netters,

I am a doctoral student wishing to pursue research in stochastic time

integrations. In particular, I am interested in solving nonlinear

parabolic (possibly vector) equations where the uncertainty sources are

mainly in the system parameters (for example, uncertain material

properties, uncertain geometry information etc.). I am interested in

physical systems that, in a deterministic world, could be efficiently

solved using methods like finite elements/differences/volume; just

for example, a few such situations would be nonlinear structural dynamics,

semi-conductor process and device modeling, oil reservoir simulations

etc.

My main goal is to look for an efficient computational (possibly

adaptive) procedure for which I can also estimate some accuracy/

convergence rates (possibly only numerically). I would be looking

at systems that at every time step cause a large (~of the order of

100K to 1000K) simultaneous system of equations (typ. non-symmetric) to

be solved (possibly using an iterative solver like GMRES).

I have done some literature search already and the effort is continuing.

If anyone out there has anything to offer that could help my search,

I would be most grateful to receive an e-mail back.

Thanking you in anticipation.

-Manas K. Deb

deb@comco.com

Computational & Applied Math.

Univ. of Texas, Austin, Tx, USA.

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

From: Owen Kelly <oekelly@ece.rice.edu

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 96 14:39:55 -0500

**Subject: Integration Question**

I would appreciate any suggestions on the following integral:

Integrate[( ((1-x)*(1-y))^(-1/2) ) / (x+y), {x,0,1}, {y,0,1}]

I am also interested in a related more general integral, but we can

take that discussion off-line. The answer will help in constructing

succinct parameterizations of Markov models. Our local expert on

hypergeometric functions was not successful, neither was Maple(V.2)

nor Mathematica(2.2).

Best regards,

Owen Kelly

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

MS366, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, 77005

(713) 527-8101 x2209 or 527-8750 (beep) x2209

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From: Charles Van Loan <cv@CS.Cornell.EDU>

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 11:04:20 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: New Book, Introduction to Scientific Computing**

New Book: Introduction to Scientific Computing: A Matrix-Vector Approach

Using Matlab.

Author: Charles F. Van Loan

Publisher: Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-125444-8 (Available Now)

Chapter 1. Power Tools of the Trade

Chapter 2. Polynomial Interpolation

Chapter 3. Piecewise Polynomial Interpolation

Chapter 4. Numerical Integration

Chapter 5. Matrix Computations

Chapter 6. Linear Systems

Chapter 7. The QR and Cholesky Factorizations

Chapter 8. Nonlinear Equations and Optimization

Chapter 9. The Initial Value Problem

Graphics and matrix-vector manipulation have been folded into

the discussion in a way that gets students to appreciate

the connection between continuous mathematics and computing.

Each of the nine chapters comes equipped with a theorem and a

collection of m-files designed to bolster intuition. Collectively,

the m-files communicate the key mathematical ideas and an

appreciation for the subtleties of numerical computing.

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

From: Timo Eirola <teirola@math.gatech.edu>

Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 11:59:24 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Change of Address for Timo Eirola**

Until Aug 97 I am on sabbatical from Helsinki University of Technology

and spend it mostly at Georgia Tech:

Timo Eirola

School of Mathematics

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA 30332-0160, U.S.A.

e-mail: teirola@math.gatech.edu

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

From: Roy Williams <roy@cacr.caltech.edu>

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 09:56:12 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Parallelising Large Computational Mechanics Codes**

Strategies and Tools for

Parallelising Large Computational Mechanics Codes

for Structural, Fluids, Electromagnetics and Multiphysics Analysis

11th - 12th November 1996

International Hotel, London

Lecturers:

Prof Charbel Farhat, University of Boulder, Colorado, USA

Prof Mark Cross, University of Greenwich, UK

Prof Jochem Hauser, CLE, Salzgitter, Germany

Dr Roy Williams, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

This intensive short course is aimed at those involved in computational

modelling who wish to exploit the power of parallel processing in their

analysis. Although this is an advanced course it assumes no prior knowledge

of parallel programming; the course is self contained. The course, given by

leading authorities in computational modelling on large parallel machines

will cover a range of practical applications involving aerospace (including

CFD, elasticity) and materials/metals processing (including multiphysics

modelling). Some of the experience gained in the Europort projects will also

be discussed.

Full details and registration information are available on the Web at

http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/~roy/parallel_course.html

or by request to:

Mrs F Barkshire

University of Greenwich

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Wellington Street

London SE18 6PF.

Phone: 44 181 331 8706

Fax: 44 181 331 8925

Email: F.Barkshire@gre.ac.uk

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

From: Manfred Trummer <mrt@cs.sfu.ca>

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 11:29:10 -0700

**Subject: Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar**

The 1996 Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS) is hosted by

Simon Fraser University, and will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on

Saturday, September 21, 1996.

Talks are by

Loyce Adams, University of Washington, Seattle

Uri Ascher, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

John Betts, Bill Huffman, and John Lewis, Boeing, Seattle

Jonathan Borwein, Simon Fraser University

James Demmel, UC Berkeley

John Dennis, Rice University

Chen Greif, UBC (student paper)

Omar Odeh, University of Victoria (student paper)

For registration, information on the meeting and the conference program please

contact <trummer@sfu.ca> or visit the conference web site

http://www.sfu.ca/~trummer/pnwnas/

Manfred Trummer Phone: (604) 291-3799

Department of Mathematics & Statistics Messages: (604) 291-3331

Simon Fraser University FAX: (604) 291-4947

Burnaby, B.C., V5A 1S6 CANADA E-mail: <mrt@cs.sfu.ca>

WWW Home: http://www.sfu.ca/~trummer/

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

From: Roger Ghanem <ghanem@jhu.edu>

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 1996 13:02:25 -0400

**Subject: Computer Methods in Water Resources**

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER METHODS IN WATER RESOURCES, BYBLOS, LEBANON, June 16-18 1997

The Fourth International Conference on Computer Methods and

Water Resources (CMWR'97) will be held in Byblos, Lebanon on

June 16-18 1997.

The topics of the conference cover all aspects related to the

application of computers to the analysis, design and management

of water resources. Physical and mathematical modelling, numerical and

experimental techniques, engineering applications, and software

developments are all included.

A one page abstract is due at the Conference Secretariat no

later than November 30. The conference is organized by

The Ministry of Hydraulic and Electric Resources of Lebanon

in collaboration with the Lebanese American University (Byblos, Lebanon),

The Wessex Institute of Technology, The University of Delaware, and The

Johns Hopkins University. The Conference secretariat is at WIT:

Wessex Institute of technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton,

SO407AA, UK.

Additional information can be obtained from cmi@ib.rl.ac.uk or

yasleman@beirut.lau.edu.lb

The homepage for the conference, allowing for the electronic submission of

abstracts, is at http://venus.ce.jhu.edu/cmwr/

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From: Jeanne Butler <jeanne@tc.cornell.edu>

Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 12:42:55 -0500

**Subject: Workshop on System Administration of the IBM SP**

Registration has been extended to: Monday, September 23, 1996

Cornell Theory Center Workshop

Experiences in System Administration of the IBM RS/6000 SP

Thursday, October 10 - Friday, October 11, 1996

Cornell Theory Center

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The Cornell Theory Center (CTC), a nationally funded high performance

computing center, is offering a 1.5 day workshop dealing with experiences in

system administration of the IBM SP. The workshop will consist mainly of a

series of panel sessions on different topics, given by representatives of

CTC and several other SP sites. Each panel session will feature short

presentations by panel members followed by time for discussion and questions

from the audience. IBM will give a presentation on and demonstration of

graphical tools being developed for system management. Ample time will be

provided for informal discussions.

To register for this workshop, and for additional information, go to:

http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/Upcoming/sysadm.html

or contact:

Jeanne Butler

jeanne@tc.cornell.edu

607.254.8813

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

From: Valeria Simoncini <val@dragon.ian.pv.cnr.it>

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 13:00:50 +0200

**Subject: Italian Workshop in Computational Linear Algebra**

DUE-GIORNI di ALGEBRA LINEARE COMPUTAZIONALE A PAVIA

marzo 1997

(Meeting announcement for italians in Italy and abroad)

Vorremmo organizzare un incontro informale tra i ricercatori

italiani interessati all'algebra lineare numerica ed alle sue

applicazioni. In questa prima fase stiamo raccogliendo adesioni

preliminari per stendere un programma di massima dell'incontro.

Gli obiettivi dell'incontro sono di carattere squisitamente

scientifico e vorremmo dare particolare attenzione alle attivita`

di giovani ricercatori e dottorandi nel settore dell'algebra

lineare computazionale in Italia. A tal fine sollecitiamo

interventi mirati a valorizzare i contenuti scientifici originali

e le applicazioni.

Inoltre vorremmo, alla conclusione dell'incontro, organizzare una

sezione dove discutere sulla possibilita pratica di dare inizio

alla preparazione di un progetto a carattere nazionale su cui

richiedere un finanziamento CNR.

Preghiamo di far pervenire le risposte al seguente indirizzo di

posta elettronica: val@ian.pv.cnr.it

Cordiali saluti

Mario Arioli Valeria Simoncini

arioli@ian.pv.cnr.it val@ian.pv.cnr.it

Istituto di Analisi Numerica - CNR

Via Abbiategrasso, 209

I-27100 - Pavia

Italia

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From: Jack Dongarra <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 09:13:33 -0400

**Subject: BLAS Technical Forum**

BLAS TECHNICAL FORUM, November 7-8, 1996, Eagan, MN

We are planning a BLAS Technical Forum meeting on November 7-8.

The meeting will be hosted Michael Heroux and the meeting will

be held at Cray Research's facility in Eagan, MN:

Cray Research, Inc. -- A Silicon Graphics Company

655 Lone Oak Drive

Eagan, MN 55121

The Forum has been established to consider expanding the Basic Linear

Algebra Subprograms (BLAS) in a number of directions in the light of

modern software, language, and hardware developments. The first meeting

of the Forum was held in Nashville on February 19-20, 1996 and the next

meeting was in Atlanta on May 20-21, 1996.

Working groups have been established to consider the overall

functionality, a lightweight interface, and an object based interface,

for the BLAS. Other subgroups have also been established, either to

advise the current working groups or as placeholders for future working

groups on parallel processing issues, sparse operations, data structures,

extensions to the existing BLAS and language binding issues.

We strongly urge and encourage attendance at the meeting

so that we can make tangible progress towards much needed standards.

Wide input is needed to help ensure that emerging proposals are useful

and acceptable to the community.

It is appreciated that it is not easy for everyone to attend the

meetings of the Forum, but we would nevertheless welcome your input

since we wish the discussion to be as open as possible, and the results

to reflect consensus from the community at large.

A rough agenda for the meeting follows:

Functionality

Lite

Parallel

Sparse

Extensions to existing

Language binding issues

Vendor comments and requirements

Applications comments and requirements

Users comments and requirements

Please send us items you would like to see on the agenda

or that you would like to discuss.

We will plan to start the meeting with lunch at 12:00 pm on Thursday,

November 7th and end by 4:00 on Friday, November 8th. Lunch is provided on

site both days.

For more information see:

http://www.netlib.org/utk/papers/blast-forum-nov7-8.html

Jack Dongarra, Sven Hammarling, and Michael Heroux

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

From: Junping Wang <Junping.Wang@math.tamu.edu>

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 15:51:36 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation**

Call of Papers for the

Third IMACS International Symposium on Iterative

Methods in Scientific Computation

July 16-19, 1997

http://math.uwyo.edu/IMACS/imacs.html

E-mail: imacs97@schwarz.uwyo.edu

Anonymous FTP: math.uwyo.edu (go to pub/IMACS/*)

Conference Location:

* University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA

Conference Organizers:

* ISC (Institute for Scientific Computation), U of Wyoming

* IMACS Technical Committee on Comp. Linear. Alg.

* Local organizing committee:

J. Wang (Chair), M. Allen, B. Chen, T. Mathew

International Program Committee:

O. Axelsson, L. Badea, R. Beauwens, C. Brezinski,

F. Brezzi, T. Chan, J. Douglas, Jr., W. Hackbusch,

J.-P. Hennart, R. Lazarov, P.-L. Lions, J. Mandel,

T. Manteuffel, S. Nepomnyaschikh, C.-W. Shu,

R. Stenberg, R. Verfuerth, V. Thomee, P. Vassilevski,

O. Widlund, J. Xu, N. Yan, H. Yserentant

Conference Themes:

Numerical Linear Algebra:

- Iterative and preconditioning methods

- Eigenvalue problems,

- Parallelization techniques

- Software developments

- Finite arithmetics.

Numerical Methods for PDEs:

- Discretization techniques including finite

element, finite difference, finite volume,

and spectral methods

- Error estimates and stability analysis

- Adaptive gridding

- Domain decomposition techniques

- Multilevel preconditioning methods

- Monte-Carlo methods

- Iterative methods for free and moving boundary problems

- Iterative schemes for systems of nonlinear equations.

Numerical Simulations and Applications:

- Fluid flow in porous media

- Computational problems in material sciences and geomechanics

- Computational methods in mathematical finance

Conference Deadlines:

- Early registration April 1, 1997

- Abstract April 1, 1997

- IMACS Proceedings August 1, 1997

Organization/Submissions:

The conference will include both contributed talks and

invited sessions. Papers based on the contributions to

the conference will be reviewed and published in a new

IMACS publication series entitled "Lecture Notes in

Computational and Applied Mathematics".

Conference Registration:

Conference registration is available on line. Please visit

http://math.uwyo.edu/IMACS/imacs.html or send e-mail to

imacs97@schwarz.uwyo.edu for MORE information.

Where and Whom to Contact?

* Registration:

Dr. Will Radosevich

P.O. Box 3972

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2129

Fax: (307)-766-3914

* Conference:

Professor Junping Wang

E-mail: jpwang@math.tamu.edu

Phone: (409) 845-1204

Fax: (409) 862-4190

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

From: Jan Mandel <jmandel@math.cudenver.edu>

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 15:25:19 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Conference on Domain Decomposition**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHODS

August 10 - 14, 1997

University of Colorado

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Domain decomposition (DD) is a very active research area of

computational mathematics and engineering, not only because

it is a scientific strategy suitable for high performance

computing, but also because it covers a broad class of

effective numerical methods for solving large-scale

mathematical-physical problems. This tenth meeting will occur

at a time of increasing interest in high performance

computational methods spurred by the availability of powerful

new parallel and distributed computing systems. Therefore,

its special focus will be on

High Performance Computing and Advanced Numerical Methods

for Industrial Applications.

The conference will include invited plenary talks by leading

experts in the field from academia, research institutions,

as well as industry, and parallel contributed and special

sessions. Contributions are sought on all aspects of DD-based

iterative as well as direct methods, including

- numerical analysis of DD methods

- block and substructuring methods

- multigrid and multilevel methods

- fictitious domain methods

- DD methods for high-order and spectral discretizations

- DD methods for nonlinear and time dependent problems

- DD methods for eigenvalue problems

- DD methods in computational fluid dynamics

- DD methods in structural mechanics/dynamics

- DD methods in acoustics and electromagnetics

- graph decomposition and mesh partitioning algorithms

- strategies and technologies for high performance computing

- parallel implementation methodologies

- software developments

- industrial applications

CONFERENCE DEADLINES

- proposals for special sessions : January 15, 1997

and minisymposia

- abstract (one page abstract, best : March 3, 1997

plain text or Postscript by e-mail)

- early registration : May 5, 1997

- registration for contributed speakers : July 7, 1997

CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN

Charbel Farhat, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

Xiao-Chuan Cai, Department of Computer Sciences,

University of Colorado at Boulder

Jan Mandel, Department of Computational Mathematics,

University of Colorado at Denver

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

P. Bjorstad (Bergen), J. Bramble (Ithaca), T. Chan (Los Angeles),

P. Deuflhard (Berlin), R. Glowinski (Houston), D. Keyes (Virginia),

Y. Kuznetsov (Moscow), J. Periaux (St Cloud), O. Pironneau (Paris),

A. Quarteroni (Milano), Z. Shi (Beijing), W. Wendland (Stuttgart),

O. Widlund (New York), J. Xu (Pennsylvania).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Cathy Moser

The University of Colorado at Boulder

Center for Aerospace Structures

Campus Box 429, Boulder, CO 80309-0429, USA

E-mail:dd10@alexandra.colorado.edu

Tel: +1 (303) 492-6838

Fax: +1 (303) 492-4990

WWW: http://www-math.cudenver.edu/dd10

ORGANIZED by the University of Colorado

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

From: Lloyd Douglas <ldouglas@nsf.gov>

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 96 13:13:49 EDT

**Subject: Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Reseach Fellowships**

The National Science Foundation awards approximately 30-40 fellowships

for postdoctoral research in the mathematical sciences. The

fellowship permits recipients to choose research environments that

have maximal impact on their future scientific development. The

deadline date for a completed application is October 17, 1996.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawfully admitted

permanent resident aliens and must complete all requirements for the

doctoral degree between January 1, 1992 and September 30, 1997.

Additional information including eligibility requirements and

application submission, forms, and evaluation is found in NSF 94-119.

Questions about the Fellowship Program can be addressed to

msprf@nsf.gov.

Please pass this on to interested parties.

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

From: Roger Grimes <rgrimes@redwood.rt.cs.boeing.com>

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 07:04:14 -0700

**Subject: Position at Boeing Information and Support Services**

The Mathematics and Engineering Analysis unit of Boeing Information

and Support Services in Bellevue, Washington has a job opening for

an entry-level mathematical software developer. The position

involves porting mathematical software libraries in a variety

of computing languages to a variety of machines and operating

systems, source code maintenance, telephone consultation to

users, conversion of mathematical software from one language

to another, development of new mathematical software, and

working with experts in various areas of numerical mathematics

on algorithm development and the solution of real world problems.

We are looking for a person with a Masters Degree level of

education or equivalent experience in the area of numerical

analysis and numerical software development. We require a

solid background in numerical analysis and a good understanding

of at least one of Fortran, C, and C++. Familiarity with

multiple computing environments is desired. The job requires

the ability to work effectively alone or as part of team, to

communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and the

desire to grow technically in relevant areas of mathematics

and computing. Willingness to work on applications is

important.

U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency is required.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified applicants should send a resume to:

Roger G. Grimes

Manager, Computational Mathematics

Boeing Information and Support Services

P. O. Box 3707, MS 7L-22

Seattle, WA 98124-2207

USA

Questions regarding the position may be sent to

roger.g.grimes@boeing.com.

The comments in this message are mine and not necessarily those of

The Boeing Company.

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

From: Gang Bao <bao@math.ufl.edu>

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 11:21:18 -0400

**Subject: Position at University of Florida**

Tenure Track Positions at University of Florida

Applications are invited for two tenure track positions

at the assistant professor level in the following areas:

applied mathematics, combinatorics, and dynamical systems.

Appointments commence in August 1997. Applicants must show

strong research promise and are expected to excel in teaching

undergraduate mathematics courses. Applicants

should forward a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to:

Chair of Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

358 Little Hall

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611--8105

Applicants should supply evidence of commitment to teaching and

should ask referees to send three letters of recommendation directly

to the address above. Completed applications and supporting letters

are due December 16, 1996

The Department especially welcomes applications from women

and minority candidates. The University of Florida is an EEO/AA

institution. Anyone requiring special assistance in completing the

application should contact the search committee chair person.

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

From: Yves Bourgault <ybourg@cfdws10.concordia.ca>

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 16:23:23 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Positions at Concordia University**

POSITIONS AT THE COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS LABORATORY

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

The CFD Laboratory of Concordia University carries out the development

of state-of-the-art finite element computational codes for a wide variety

of scientific applications, with a mandate of technology transfer to

Industrial Members of two Research Consortia. In addition, the CFD Lab

carries out a variety of contractual research activities with small and

multinational companies. The CFD Lab provides a challenging and dynamic

Research and Development environment. At the present time personnel

involve 1 Professor, from 6 to 8 Research Associates and from 5 to 6

graduate students.

STAFF POSITION - SOFTWARE ENGINEER

The CFD Lab is seeking a talented Software Engineer

whose mandate will include R&D tasks; more specifically but not exclusively:

+ Responsibility for specific research aspects in mesh generation and

mesh optimization activities of the CFD Lab,

+ Responsibility for coordinating, integrating, optimizing and putting

in production all software developed at the CFD Lab by Graduate Students

and Research Associates, in particular developments in the

CFD Lab's FENSAP code,

+ Responsibility for the acquisition, maintenance, update and staff

training of all PC and Workstation commercial software acquired

by the Laboratory,

+ Two-way coordination of all software exchange with industries

interacting with the CFD Lab,

+ The creation and maintenance of professional software manuals,

+ Other tasks that may be assigned by the Director of the Laboratory.

The successful candidate should have some or all of the following assets:

+ A Masters or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Engineering,

+ Strong programming and software organizational skills in FORTRAN and C/C++,

+ Experience in software development and maintenance tools,

+ Knowledge of CAD systems,

+ Knowledge of the UNIX operating system,

+ Knowledge in parallelization on shared-memory and distributed-memory machines,

+ Flexibility in accepting new assignments in a rapidly evolving and fluid

research atmosphere,

+ Interaction skills and willingness to collaborate with other members of

the CFD Lab and with industrial members, sometimes on their premises.

RESEARCH POSITION - POST-DOCTORAL OR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION

The CFD Lab is seeking a talented Post-Doctoral

Fellow or Research Associate whose responsibilities will specifically

but not exclusively include:

+ Research into anti- and de-icing heat transfer and ice accumulation

physics, within the CFD Lab's In-Flight Research Consortium involving

Applied Aeronautical Systems (pilots), Atmospheric Environment

Service (meteorology), Bombardier-Canadair and Bombardier-de Havilland

(aircraft), CAE Electronics (flight simulation), National Research Council

(icing tunnels) and Pratt & Whitney Canada (engines),

+ Development tasks (full responsibility for mesh generation,

flow calculation, experimental validation, result visualization and

coordination with client) within the CFD Lab's contractual activities

for wind effects on aircraft landing behind the superstructures of navy ships.

+ Other tasks assigned by the Director of the Laboratory.

The successful candidate should have some or all of the following assets:

+ A Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Applied Mathematics,

+ Strong knowledge of three-dimensional inviscid and turbulent viscous

CFD methodologies and specifically finite element inviscid and viscous

flow calculation methods,

+ Strong FORTRAN programming and software organizational skills,

+ Willingness and ability to respect milestones and deliverables,

+ Flexibility in accepting new assignments in a rapidly evolving and

fluid research atmosphere,

+ Interaction skills and willingness to collaborate with other members

of the CFD Lab and with industrial members, sometimes on their premises.

The positions are based on research funds. It is for one year, but renewable.

Salaries at University's Research Associate levels but have an interesting

performance bonus component.

Please respond by e-mail or Fax, before October 11, 1996, to:

Prof. W.G. Habashi

Director, CFD Laboratory

Concordia University

Fax: +1-(514) 848-8601

e-mail: habashiw@cfdlab.concordia.ca

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

From: Benito Chen <chen@cuervo.uwyo.edu>

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 09:00:39 -0600

**Subject: Position at University of Wyoming**

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for tenure-track

Assistant Professorships in applied mathematics. We seek candidates with

proven teaching ability and strong research in numerical analysis and the

mathematics of porous-media flows. Applications received by January 15 will

receive first consideration. For more information about the Department,

please visit our Web site, http://math.uwyo.edu/. The University of Wyoming

is an equal opportunity employer, and the Department welcomes applications

from women and underrepresented minorities. Please send vitae, a statement

of teaching qualifications, and three letters of reference to

Myron B. Allen, Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming,

Laramie, WY 82071, USA

Benito Chen

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

From: Jose Cuminato <jacumina@lcp.lcad.icmsc.sc.usp.br>

Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 10:10:53 -0300

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Sao Paulo University**

Postdoctoral Position at Sao Paulo University/ Sao Carlos/Brazil

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at ICMSC/USP/SAO CARLOS

for the project "Numerical Simulation of 3D Free Surface Flows". Applicants

should have some research interest in one or more of the areas: computational

fluid dynamics, parallel programming using message passing, iterative solution

of linear systems, computer graphics and a strong knowledge of the C

programming language.Experience with MPI and the Portuguese language will also

be an advantage, but not mandatory.

The post will be funded by the Brazilian National Research Council, and it is

expected to start in march/97. Salary is in the range US$28,000,00 a year

Tax-free. The apointment has a series of benefits attached, like: money for

attending conferences, equipment. Travel expenses to Brazil to take up the

job will NOT be covered.

Appointment will be for a fixed period of one year with the possibility of

extension.

Sao Carlos is a town of about 180,000 inhabitants located at the center of

Sao Paulo state, 220 Km from Sao Paulo city and 800Km from Rio de Janeiro.

For application please send a resume with information on at least, publications,

research interests and academic qualification as a PS, or latex file via e-mail.

Contact: Jose A. Cuminato, phone 55 16 2749138, fax 55 16 2749150,

email jacumina@icmsc.sc.usp.br

Closing Date: 24 september 1996

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From: Robert Dalang <dalang@masg53.epfl.ch>

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 15:07:21 -0600

**Subject: Positions at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne**

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland,

invites applications for two faculty positions in its Department of

Mathematics:

1. PROFESSOR OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS: The candidate should have developed an

important research activity and have a thorough knowledge of numerical

analysis. Deadline for applications: December 10, 1996.

2. PROFESSOR OF ANALYSIS: The candidate should carry out excellent

interdisciplinary research in an area of analysis and its applications, such

as the calculus of variations, the theory of partial differential equations

or nonlinear analysis. Deadline for applications: December 10, 1996.

For the two positions: The teaching duties will include introductory and

advanced courses for students of mathematics and for engineering students

Willingness and talent to teach at all university levels is a requirement

The candidate is expected to develop an important research program in

collaboration with professors of the Department of mathematics as well as

with professors from some of the eleven other Departments of the EPFL.

Applicants should have demonstrated their ability to carry out and to direct

high level multidisciplinary research projects. Start date: as mutually

convenient.

Applications from women are particularly welcome.

For further information, please write to : Presidence de l'Ecole polytechnique

federale de Lausanne, CE-Ecublens, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

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From: Graeme Fairweather <graeme@glenclova.Mines.EDU>

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 08:40:21 -0600

**Subject: Positions at Colorado School of Mines**

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Colorado School of

Mines invites applications for three faculty positions:

Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics

Assistant Professor in Computer Science (artificial intelligence, scientific

visualization or high performance computing)

Associate/Full Professor in Computer Science (artificial intelligence,

scientific visualization or high performance computing)

For more information, see:

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

Graeme Fairweather

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From: David Benson <david@jason.ucsd.edu>

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 14:22:46 -0700

**Subject: Postdoctoral Postion at University of California, San Diego**

Post Doctoral Position Available

Division of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences

University of California, San Diego

The Solid Mechanics and Materials Research Group combines advanced

analytical and computational modeling with experimental research in

materials science. A current focus of the computational research is

the extension of the methods in computational fluids to problems

in solid mechanics that are dominated by large deformations, the

generation of new free surfaces (e.g., fracture and void coalescence),

and highly heterogeneous microstructures. Representative applications

are shown at http://www-ames.ucsd.edu/RESEARCH/BENSON/benson.html.

A post doctoral position in computational mechanics is available to

conduct research in the following areas:

1. Implicit, multi-material finite element formulations for the

simulation of manufacturing processes.

2. Inclusion of membrane and shell effects in an explicit,

multi-material finite element formulation.

3. Fundamental issues in the transport of internal variables in

physically-based material models.

Applicants must have a strong background in computational mechanics

(either fluids or solid), mechanics, and mathematics. Excellent

programming skills (Fortran 77 required, Fortran 90 and C are pluses)

and communication skills are required. In addition, a willingness to work

on projects not directly related to previous thesis work is a necessity.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, and the

start date is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position

is filled. Send an up-to-date resume, including a publication list and the

names of three references, to:

David J. Benson

Division of Mechanical Engineering

Dept. of AMES 0411

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Phone: 619-534-5928

Fax: 619-534-7078

E-mail: dbenson@ucsd.edu

WWW address:http://www-ames.ucsd.edu/RESEARCH/BENSON/benson.html

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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From: Wei Cai <wcai@uncc.edu>

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 17:43:41 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of North Carolina**

One Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Electromagnetics

is available immediately. Candidates are expected to work on an ARPA

funded research project on the development of computer aided electrical

design tools for mixed digital/analog circuits packaging. Applicants should be

highly self-motivated and have demonstrated excellence in research.

The positions require strong experiences in some of the following areas:

numerical techniques for solving differential and integral equations,

especially in the area of computational electromagnetics;

electrical analysis of electronic packaging; development of computer

aided software tools. The positions is renewable up to three

years. Annual stipend is about $25k to $30k plus benefit. Applicants

should send by fax or e-mail a detailed curriculum vitae, selected

publications, and a list of three references to: Prof. Wei Cai, Department

of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.

Position will remain open until filled.

wei cai

wcai@uncc.edu

tel. 704-547-4581

fax. 704-510-6415

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From: SIAM <tschoban@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 96 09:01:52 EST

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Scientific Computing**

SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing

NOVEMBER 1996, Volume 17, Number 6

CONTENTS

Computing Hopf Bifurcations II: Three Examples from Neurophysiology

John Guckenheimer and Mark Myers

Evolution of Convex Plane Curves Describing Anisotropic Motions of Phase

Interfaces

Karol Mikula and Jozef Kacur

Oscillation Absorption Finite Element Methods for Convection-Diffusion Problems

W. Layton and B. Polman

Quasi-Laguerre Iteration in Solving Symmetric Tridiagonal Eigenvalue Problems

Qiang Du, Ming Jin, T.Y. Li, and Z. Zeng

Preconditioned Iterative Methods for Unsteady Non-Newtonian Flow Between

Eccentrically Rotating Cylinders

D. Rh. Gwynllyw and T. N. Phillips

A Hierarchical Domain Decomposition Preconditioner for h-p Finite Element

Approximation on Locally Refined Meshes

Mark Ainsworth

Statistical Equilibrium Computations of Coherent Structures in Turbulent Shear

Layers

Bruce Turkington and Nathaniel Whitaker

Space-Time Finite Element Methods for Surface Diffusion with Applications to the

Theory of the Stability of Cylinders

Bernard D. Coleman, Richard S. Falk, and Maher Moakher

A Fast Multigrid Algorithm for Isotropic Transport Problems II: With Absorption

T. Manteuffel, S. McCormick, J. Morel, and G. Yang

Jacobian-Weighted Elliptic Grid Generation

Patrick M. Knupp

Composite Step Product Methods for Solving Nonsymmetric Linear Systems

Tony F. Chan and Tedd Szeto

Author Index

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From: SIAM <thomas@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 96 09:27:34 EST

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Applied Mathematics**

SIAM JOURNAL ON

Applied Mathematics

DECEMBER 1996 Volume 56, Number 6

A Front Dynamics Approach to Curvature-Dependent Flow

D. W. Schwendeman

The Conservation Law \partial_{y}u+\partial_{x}\sqrt{1-u^2}=0 and Deformations

of Fibre-Reinforced Materials

Rustum Choksi

Band-Gap Structure of Spectra of Periodic Dielectric and Acoustic Media. II.

Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

A. Figotin and P. Kuchment

Stability of Cellular States of the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky Equation

John N. Elgin and Xuesong Wu

Numerical Solution of Transport Equations for Bacterial Chemotaxis: Effect of

Discretization of Directional Motion

Benjamin J. Brosilow, Roseanne M. Ford, Sten Sarman, and Peter T. Cummings

The Effect of a Thin Coating on the Scattering of a Time-Harmonic Wave for the

Helmholtz Equation

A. Bendali and K. Lemrabet

A General Fractal Distribution Function for Rough Surface Profiles

Denis Blackmore and Jack G. Zhou

The Melnikov Theory for Subharmonics and Their Bifurcations in Forced

Oscillations

Kazuyuki Yagasaki

Asymptotic Series for Singularly Perturbed Kolmogorov-Fokker-Planck Equations

R. Z. Khasminskii and G. Yin

On Transition Densities of Singularly Perturbed Diffusions with Fast and Slow

Components

R. Z. Khasminskii and G. Yin

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From: A. Magrijn <magrijn.secsup@tip.nl>

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 23:11:36 +-200

**Subject: Contents, Math. of Control, Signals, and System**

Math. of Control, Signals, and System

Contributed by Jan H. van Schuppen

(J.H.van.Schuppen@cwi.nl)

MCSS TABLE OF CONTENTS AND LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

Volume 8, Number 4

W. Respondek and M. Zhitomirskii,

Feedback classification of nonlinear control systems on

3-manifolds,

MCSS 8 (1995), 299-333

J.A. Ball, I. Gohberg, and M.A. Kaashoek,

A frequency response function for linear, time-varying

systems,

MCSS 8 (1995), 334-351

A. Feintuch,

The time-varying gap and coprime factor perturbations,

MCSS 8 (1995), 352-374

J.M. Francos, B. Porat, and A.Z. Meiri,

Orthogonal decomposition of 2D nonhomogeneous discrete

random fields,

MCSS 8 (1995), 375-389

E.K. Boukas and H. Yang,

Stability of discrete time linear systems with Markovian

jumping parameters,

MCSS 8 (1995), 390-402

Volume 9, Number 1

L. Praly and Yuan Wang,

Stabilization in spite of matched unmodelled dynamics and

an equivalent definition of input-to-state stability,

MCSS 9 (1996), 1-33

R. Sepulchre and D. Aeyels,

Homogeneous Liapunov functions and necessary conditions for

stability,

MCSS 9 (1996), 34-58

H. Hermes,

Resonance, stabilizing feedback controls, and regularity of

viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations,

MCSS 9 (1996), 59-72

Cheng-Zhong Xu,

Exact Observability and exponential stability of infinite

dimensional bilinear systems,

MCSS 9 (1996), 73-93

PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION BUT NOT YET PUBLISHED IN MCSS

A. Banaszuk, S. Swiech, and J. Hauser,

Least squares integration of one-dimensional codistributions

with application to approximate feedback linearization.

J.P. Bardot, S. Monaco, and D. Normand-Cyrot,

A sampled normal form for feedback linearization.

G. Garcia and J. Bernussou,

Pole assignment for uncertain systems in a specified disk

by output feedback.

A. Iggidr, B. Kataline, and R. Outbin,

Semi-definite Lyapunov functions: Stability and stablization.

H. Logemann, R. Rebarber,

The effect of small time-delays on the closed-loop stability

of boundary control systems.

A. Margheri,

Flow regularity and optimality conditions with control in Lp.

W.J. Runggaldier and Y.M. Kabanov,

On control of two-scale stochastic systems with linear

dynamics in the fast variables.

INFORMATION

Information on MCSS including tables of contents is

available at its home pages:

- http://www.cwi.nl/cwi/departments/BS3/mcss.html

- http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~sontag/mcss.html

Papers must be submitted to:

J.H. van Schuppen (Co-Editor MCSS)

CWI

P.O.Box 94079

1090 Gb Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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