- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Change of Status for Gene Golub
- Release of Serial Strassen Code
- ScaLAPACK Software Update
- Errata for "Mathematical Control Theory"
- Tucker Prize
- Hypergeometric Series
- ParkBenchmark Meeting at SC96
- Special Issue of JCAM Dedicated to W. B. Gragg
- Computational Fluid Dynamics Workshop
- EuroPar'97 Workshop
- New Book Series, Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics
- Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Drug Design
- Positions at Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology
- Position at CERFACS
- Position at Temple University
- Research Fellowship at Sandia Labs
- Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado
- Position at Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz
- Position at Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz
- Positions at Cornell University
- Position at Tufts University
- Position at University of Michigan-Dearborn
- Contents, BIT
- Contents, Linear Algebra and Its Applications

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html
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From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@mcs.kent.edu>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 22:25:21 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Change of Status for Gene Golub**

Congratulations to

Gene Golub & Barbara Morris

on their marriage on November 15, 1996.

Daniela Calvetti Lothar Reichel

[See http://www-sccm.stanford.edu/wedding -- Cleve ]

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

From: Steve Huss-Lederman <lederman@cs.wisc.edu>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 15:15:47 -0600

**Subject: Release of Serial Strassen Code**

As part of the PRISM project, we have produced a portable, serial

version of Strassen's algorithm. We believe its speed, memory use and

other properties give it desirable features over other available

routines. It is plug-n-play with the BLAS 3 DGEMM routine and is

faster (except for small matrices where it is the same speed). The

code is freely available from

http://www.mcs.anl.gov/Projects/PRISM/lib/software.html by selecting

strassen.tar. The User's Guide, which is included with the software,

can be obtained separately by clicking on DGEFMM at the top of the

page. It gives more details about the nature and advantages of our

implementation. Our papers on this subject are also available at

http://www.mcs.anl.gov/Projects/PRISM/lib/tech.html. They can be

easily found by choosing the button to search on Strassen's algorithm.

We welcome any comments or suggestions.

Steven Huss-Lederman

Elaine Jacobson

Jeremy Johnson

Anna Tsao

Tom Turnbull

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

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

Date: Sat, 16 Nov 1996 09:49:22 -0500

**Subject: ScaLAPACK Software Update **

ScaLAPACK software update

ScaLAPACK is a collection of software for performing dense and band linear

algebra computations on distributed-memory parallel computers. ScaLAPACK,

version 1.4, includes routines for the solution of:

* Dense, band, triangular, and tridiagonal linear systems of equations,

* Condition estimation and iterative refinement for LU and Cholesky

factorizations,

* Matrix inversion,

* Full-rank linear least squares problems,

* Orthogonal and generalized orthogonal factorizations,

* Orthogonal transformation routines,

* Reductions to upper Hessenberg, bidiagonal and tridiagonal form,

* Reduction of a symmetric-definite/Hermitian-definite generalized

eigenproblem to standard form,

* Symmetric/Hermitian eigenproblem,

* Generalized symmetric/Hermitian eigenproblem, and

* Nonsymmetric eigenproblem.

Most routines are available in four data types: single precision real,

double precision real, single precision complex, and double precision complex.

In addition, we have provided prototype software to handle the following areas:

* Singular value decomposition,

* Out-of-core linear solvers for LU, Cholesky, and QR,

* HPF wrappers for a subset of ScaLAPACK routines, and

* The matrix sign function for eigenproblems.

Our software has been written to be portable across a wide range of

distributed-memory environments such as the Cray T3, IBM SP, Intel series,

TM CM-5, clusters of workstations, and any system for which PVM or MPI

is available. A draft ScaLAPACK Users' Guide and a comprehensive

Installation Guide is provided, as well as test suites for the collection.

The ScaLAPACK software is or will be part of the following vendor's

provided numerical software libraries: IBM, SGI/Cray, Fujitsu, NAG,

and Visual Numerics(IMSL).

For more information on the availability of each of these packages and

their documentation, consult the scalapack index on netlib. The URL is:

http://www.netlib.org/scalapack/

Comments/suggestions may be sent to scalapack@cs.utk.edu.

This software was developed in collaboration between researchers at the

Univ. of Tennessee, Univ. of California, Berkeley, and Oak Ridge National Lab.

ScaLAPACK is part of a larger project called the Scalable Libraries Project.

The Scalable Libraries project is made up of 4 components:

dense matrix software (ScaLAPACK)

large sparse eigenvalue software (PARPACK)

sparse direct systems software (CAPSS)

preconditioners for large sparse iterative solvers (PARPRE)

and is a collaborative effort between:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Rice University

Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville Univ. of California, Berkeley

Univ. of California, Los Angeles Univ. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Funding for this effort comes in part from DARPA, DOE, NSF, and CRPC.

Regards,

Jack Dongarra

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

From: Eduardo Sontag <sontag@control.rutgers.edu>

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 10:30:56 -0500

**Subject: Errata for "Mathematical Control Theory"**

I have prepared a list of errata, typos, and miscellaneous stylistic changes

for my textbook:

Mathematical Control Theory: Deterministic Finite Dimensional Systems,

Springer, New York, 1990.

(Textbooks in Applied Mathematics, Number 6; ISBN 0-387-97366-4; 3-540-97366-4)

The materials are available online, starting from the following URL:

http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~sontag/mct.html

They can also be obtained by FTP anonymous from math.rutgers.edu [pub/sontag]

(read "CONTENTS" file first), but Web access if strongly encouraged.

I plan to keep updating the information until a second edition appears.

Readers aware of additional errata are encouraged to let me know by email.

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

From: Jean-Philippe Vial <jpvial@uni2a.unige.ch>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 15:01:59 +0200 (MET-DST)

**Subject: Tucker Prize**

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE MATHEMATICAL

PROGRAMMING SOCIETY OF THE A.W. TUCKER PRIZE

The Mathematical Programming Society invites nominations for the A.W.

Tucker Prize for an outstanding paper authored by a student. The award will

be presented at the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in

Lausanne (August 24-29, 1997). All students, graduate and undergraduate,

are eligible. Nominations of students who have not yet received the first

university degree are especially welcome. In advance of the Symposium an

award committee will screen the nominations and select at most three

finalists. The finalists will be invited, but not required, to give oral

presentations at a special session of the Symposium. The award committee

will select the winner and present the award prior to the conclusion of the

Symposium. The members of the committee for the 1997 A.W. Tucker Prize are

Kurt Anstreicher, Department of Management Sciences, University of Iowa;

Rolf Mohring, Fachbereich Mathematik, Technical University of Berlin; Jorge

Nocedal, EECS Department, Northwestern University; Jean-philippe Vial

(Chairman), HEC/Management Studies, University of Geneva; David

Williamson, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights.

Eligibility

The paper may concern any aspect of mathematical programming; it may be

original research, an exposition or survey, a report on computer routines

and computing experiments, or a presentation of a new and interesting

application. The paper must be solely authored, and completed after January

1994. The paper and the work on which it is based should have been

undertaken and completed in conjunction with a degree program.

Nominations

Nominations must be made in writing to the chairman of the award committee

Jean-Philippe Vial

HEC/Management Studies

University of Geneva

102, Bd Carl-Vogt

CH-1211 Geneva 4

Switzerland

Fax: 41 22 705 81 04

E-mail: jpvial@uni2a.unige.ch

by a faculty member at the institution where the nominee was studying for a

degree when the paper was completed. Letters of nomination must be

accompanied by a statement that each member of the committee (including the

chairman) was sent the following documents: the student's paper; a separate

summary of the paper's contributions, written by the nominee, and no more

than two pages in length; and a brief biographical sketch of the nominee.

Deadline

Nominations must be sent to the chairman no later than February 15, 1997.

(Postmark on recommended letter).

Addresses of the members of the committee

Prof. Kurt M. Anstreicher

Department of Management Sciences

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242

USA

E-mail: kanstrei@scout-po.biz.uiowa.edu

Prof. Dr. Rolf H. M=F6hring

Fachbereich Mathematik, Sekr. 6-1

Technische Universit=E4t Berlin

Stra=DFe des 17. Juni 136

10623 Berlin

Germany

Fax: 49 30 314-25191

E-mail: moehring@math.tu-berlin.de

Prof. Jorge Nocedal

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL 60208-3118

USA

Fax: (847) 467-4144

E-mail address: nocedal@eecs.nwu.edu

Dr. David P. Williamson

IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs

P.O. Box 218

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

USA

Fax: (914) 945-3434

E-mail: dpw@watson.ibm.com

The above information is reproduced on the web at the address

http://dmawww.epfl.ch/roso.mosaic/ismp97/tucker.html

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

From: Michele Ciavarella <michele.ciavarella@eng.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 12:55:24 +0001 (GMT)

**Subject: Hypergeometric Series**

I would appreciate any suggestion regarding the analytical (!) or

numerical calculation of the gauss hypergeometric series

Hypergeometric2F1(1,n,n+3/2,z)

for n integer, and in particular equal to 3,4,5,6,.....

I tryed with Mathematica v.2.2 and I had no result

Michele Ciavarella email: michele.ciavarella@eng.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford

University Technology Centre (UTC) Tel: 01865 273171

Engineering & Technology Building, Tel: 01865 283230

Parks Road, Tel: 01865 273800

Oxford. OX1 3PJ Fax: 01865 273906

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

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 20:23:05 -0500

**Subject: ParkBenchmark Meeting at SC96**

The ParkBench (PARallel Kernels and BENCHmarks) committee has

organized a BOF session at the Supercomputing'96 in Pittsburgh.

Room: Doubletree Hotel, Washington Room

Time: Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm

We will talk about the latest release, results available and plans

for the coming releases.

The initial 'Call for Papers' for our new journal will also be available:

Electronic Journal of Performance Evaluation and Modeling

for Computer Systems

Tentative Agenda of the BOF

- Introduction, background, WWW-Server

- Current Release of ParkBench

- Low Level Performance Evaluation Tools

- LinAlg Kernel Benchmarks

- NAS Parallel Benchmarks, including latest results

- Plans for the next Release

- Electronic Journal of Performance Evaluation and Modeling

for Computer Systems

- Questions from the floor / discussion

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Jack Dongarra, Tony Hey, and Erich Strohmaier

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

From: Greg Ammar <ammar@math.niu.edu>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 00:31:59 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Special Issue of JCAM Dedicated to W. B. Gragg**

SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

DEDICATED TO WILLIAM B. GRAGG ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY

NEW DEADLINE: JANUARY 1, 1997.

A special issue of the Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics

will be dedicated to Bill Gragg on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Please submit papers for this issue to Greg Ammar, Daniela Calvetti or

Lothar Reichel at your earliest convenience and no later than

JANUARY 1, 1997. Papers may be submitted electronically or by regular

mail. The papers submitted for this issue will undergo the usual refereeing

process.

Addresses of the editors:

Greg Ammar Daniela Calvetti

Department of Mathematical Sciences Department of Mathematical Sciences

Northern Illinois University Stevens Institute of Technology

De Kalb, IL 60115 Hoboken, NJ 07030

ammar@math.niu.edu calvetti@laplace.math.stevens-tech.edu

Lothar Reichel

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Kent State University

Kent, OH 44242

reichel@mcs.kent.edu

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

From: Bette Byrne <Bette.Byrne@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 96 15:31:11 GMT

**Subject: Computational Fluid Dynamics Workshop**

INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

One-Day Workshop on Software Engineering in CFD

Tuesday, 17th December, 1996

University of Oxford

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

An important issue in CFD is the suitability of codes used to program up

algorithms devised for the computational modelling of fluid flows. In particular

object-orientated programming is seen by some as the dominant language

type for the future. Both C++ and Fortran 90 have their champions but

whether there is a 'natural' programming language suitable for CFD remains a

matter for debate. In this workshop we seek to open up this debate and

provide a forum for speakers to bring out the benefits and disadvantages of

different programming techniques with a view to assisting CFD workers in

selecting an appropriate programming language.

The meeting will take place in the Computing Laboratory and is planned to

begin at 10.30 a.m. with coffee.

Speakers will include:

Dr C Farmer (GeoQuest Reservoir Technologies)

Dr R Lonsdale (AEA Technology)

Dr J T Hare (AWE)

Dr G J Shaw (NAG Limited)

Dr P I Crumpton (Oxford University)

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From: Wolfgang Genzsch <getup@genias.de>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 96 15:51 MET

**Subject: EuroPar'97 Workshop **

Dear Colleague,

if you are working in High Performance Computing with special emphasis on

industrial applications, perhaps together with an industrial partner, you

will be cordially invited to submit a paper to our EuroPar Workshop.

Kind Regards, Wolfgang Gentzsch

Euro-Par'97

Workshop 12: Applications of High-Performance Computing

August 26 - 29 1997 in Passau, Bavaria, Germany

Program Committee: John Murphy, British Aerospace, UK (Chair),

Wolfgang Gentzsch, GENIAS Software, Germany (Local Chair),

Frederic Desprez, ENS Lyon & INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France (Vice-Chair),

Walter Tichy, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (Vice-Chair)

Deadline: 20 January 1997 (paper), 1 February 1997 (electronic)

Euro-Par is the annual European conference in Parallel Processing. It will

consist of a number of highly focussed workshops on all aspects of parallel

processing. In addition, there will be a number of high-level tutorials of

general interest plus a series of invited talks. All accepted papers will

appear in the proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS Series.

Workshop #12: Applications of High-Performance Computing

This workshop aims at the development, implementation and experience of

industrial applications on parallel systems. Today, especially in industry,

software and algorithms still have to be improved or new ones developed,

and the unique chance exists to take the new target parallel computers into

account, already in the early design phase of industrial applications.

Topics of interest for this workshop include: existing industrial

applications

in CFD, FE, chemistry, and others, and new applications like multimedia

support, data compression, geographical information systems, cognitive

recognition, embedded systems, parallel design and implementation, dynamic

distribution, computational steering, and others.

Further information for paper submission and official address:

Euro-Par'97, Universitaet Passau, D-94030 Passau, Germany

Phone: (+49) (851) 509-3071; Fax: (+49) (851) 509-3092

Email: europar97@fmi.uni-passau.de,URL: http://www.uni-passau.de/europar97/

Wolfgang Gentzsch GENIAS Software GmbH

Erzgebirgstr. 2; D-93073 Neutraubling; Germany

Phone: +49 9401 9200-0 | FAX: +920092 | e-mail gent@genias.de

www.genias.de

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

From: Martin Peters <Peters@Springer.de>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 18:02:05 +0100

**Subject: New Book Series, Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics **

ALGORITHMS AND COMPUTATION IN MATHEMATICS

Editorial board:

Eberhard Becker (University of Dortmund, Germany),

Manuel Bronstein (ETH Z}rich, Switzerland),

Henri Cohen (University of Bordeaux, France),

David Eisenbud (Brandeis University, USA),

Robert Gilman (Stevens Inst. of Technology, Hoboken, NJ)

Aims and Scope

This series is intended to further the development of

computational and algorithmic mathematics. In particular, it

emphasises the computational aspects of algebraic geometry,

number theory, combinatorics, commutative a non-commutative

algebra, differential algebra, algebraic and geometric

topology, group theory, optimisation, dynamical systems and

Lie theory.

Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics, Vol.1:

M.Bronstein: Symbolic Integration I: Transcendental Functions

ISBN 3-540-60521-5, DM 78.-, due November 1996

Table of Contents:

Preface

1. Algebraic Preliminaries

2. Integration of Rational Functions

3. Differential Fields

4. The Order Function

5. Integration of Transcendental Functions

6. The Risch Differential Equations

7. Parametric Problems

8. The Coupled Differential System

9. Structure Theorems

References

Index

Contact Person at Springer-Verlag:

Martin Peters

Mathematics Editor

Springer-Verlag

Tiergartenstr. 17 69121 Heidelberg, Germany

e-mail: peters springer.de

tel.: +49 6221 487 409

fax: +49 6221 487 355

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From: Seth Hogan <hogan@msi.umn.edu>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 13:02:45 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Drug Design**

IMA-MSI Workshop

on Mathematical and

Computational Issues in Drug Design

Conference dates:

April 7-11, 1997

Organizing committe:

W. Jeffrey Howe, Upjohn Laboratories, chair

Jeffrey M. Blaney, Chiron Corporation

Richard Damkoehler, Washington University

Anton J. Hopfinger, University of Illinois at Chicago

Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota

Overview:

This spring, the University of Minnesota Supercomputer Institute and the

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of

Minnesota are sponsoring the Workshop on Mathematical and Computational

Issues in Drug Design. Please note that the dates for this conference

have been changed to April 7-11, 1997.

This workshop will bring together top researchers in computer-aided drug

discovery, computational chemistry, mathematics, and computer science to

present state-of-the-art research in both the science and the underlying

mathematics, and to identify new problems for possible collaborations.

General subject areas of the workshop will include receptor-based

applications such as binding energy approximations, molecular docking,

and de novo design; non-receptor-based applications such as molecular

similarity, conformational analysis, and structural diversity; molecular

dynamics simulations and protein folding simulations; plus related issues

such as drug delivery modelling and scientific visualization. The overall

goal of this workshop is to bring together scientists and mathematicians

to examine the current state of this very broad and interdisciplinary

field of research, and to identify the areas where cross-fertilization of

ideas and collaborative research might most effectively advance the

field.

Further information about this conference will be available at

http://www2.msi.umn.edu/Symposia/Drug_design.html.

For information on how to register, contact the IMA at:

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

514 Vincent Hall

206 Church Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612)624-6066

staff@ima.umn.edu

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

From: Cliff Addison <addison@fecit.co.uk>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 19:58:42 GMT

**Subject: Positions at Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology**

The Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology (FECIT) has 2

positions available in the area of computational science and 3 in related

computer science areas.

Details of these positions are available at our web site www.fecit.com.

FECIT is a multidisciplinary centre devoted to the development of information

technology on the latest high performance parallel computers. This presently

includes a VX-4 vector parallel system (peak performance 8.8 Gflop/s, total

memory 8 GBytes) and a 16 processor AP3000 (based on 64-bit UltraSPARC

technology).

Further particulars about the positions or about FECIT can also be obtained

by contacting me.

Cliff Addison

Research Manager

Fujitsu European Centre for

Information Technology Ltd.

2 Longwalk Road

Stockley Park, Uxbridge

Middlesex, England UB11 1AB

TEL: +44 (0)181 606 4518

FAX: +44 (0)181 606 4422

E-Mail: addison@fecit.co.uk

WWW: http://www.fecit.com/

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From: Iain Duff <I.Duff@letterbox.rl.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 96 15:02:10 GMT

**Subject: Position at CERFACS**

Senior Scientist Position at CERFACS

A vacancy exists for a Senior Scientist within the Parallel Algorithm Project

at CERFACS in Toulouse, France.

The candidate should have a PhD in Numerical Analysis or similar field and

should have at least 2-3 years post-doctoral experience. The

research area of the candidate should match with one of the areas listed

below. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue his or her

own research, to help in the supervision of post-graduate researchers, to

participate in training courses run by the Team, and to

assist the Project Leader, Iain Duff, and the other senior scientists in the

running of the Project. There are about twenty scientists working in the Team

representing twelve countries in Europe and elsewhere. The working

language of the Group and of CERFACS is English.

Some of the main current research areas in the Parallel Algorithm Project are:

- Large sparse matrix calculations:

- direct linear solvers

- iterative linear solvers, preconditioning

- eigensolvers

- Domain decomposition

- Large scale nonlinear systems and optimization

- Reliability of numerical software

- Heterogeneous computing

The post is available now and applications should be sent to Dominique

Rault (rault@cerfacs.fr) by Friday 29th of November 1996.

It is hoped that the candidate could take up the post on January 6th, 1997.

The salary will depend on qualifications and level of expertise

but will be between 13,000 and 15,000 FF per month after social security but

before taxes.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

CERFACS is one of the world's leading research institutes working on

efficient algorithms for solving large-scale scientific problems.

This involves the evaluation of existing, and the development of new,

tools which exploit high-performance serial, vector and parallel

computers. CERFACS is also heavily involved in advanced training in

scientific computation. Based in Toulouse, France, CERFACS has

researchers and engineers from many countries in Europe and elsewhere.

The research themes at the Centre include: parallel algorithms and numerical

computation, computational fluid dynamics, climate modelling, computational

electromagnetism, signal processing, shape optimization, and computational

chemistry.

For detailed information about CERFACS

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

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

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

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From: Daniel Szyld <szyld@euclid.math.temple.edu>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 15:19:46 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Position at Temple University**

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Department of Mathematics

The Temple University Department of Mathematics invites

applications for three tenure-track positions at the assistant

professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and a solid record of

accomplishment or outstanding promise in research.

Priority will be given to those areas in which the

department has existing strength: algebra and number theory,

analysis, and applied mathematics.

Temple has made a strong commitment to excellence in

undergraduate education. Candidates should have a strong record

of effectiveness in teaching mathematics at all levels.

The positions will start in the fall of 1997. Salary is competitive.

Research achievements and teaching together with significant

contributions to our undergraduate programs will be the primary

criteria for advancement.

Women and minorities are particularly invited to apply.

We request that applicants send the AMS Application Cover Sheet

along with their vita and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA 19122

The vita should include a description of the applicant's teaching

experience and evidence of teaching ability, and a statement

of professional goals.

The application deadline is February 1, 1997, or until positions

are filled thereafter. Applications after February 28, 1997,

will not be guaranteed consideration.

For further information, see http://www.math.temple.edu/

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

From: Bruce Hendrickson <bahendr@cs.sandia.gov>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 96 16:23:21 MST

**Subject: Research Fellowship at Sandia Labs**

Applied Mathematical Sciences

Research Fellowship

Sandia National Laboratories

The Computational Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics Center

at Sandia National Laboratories invites outstanding candidates to

apply for the 1997 Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS) Research Fellowship.

The Fellowship is supported by the Mathematical, Information, and

Computational Sciences Division at the U.S. Department of Energy. AMS

Fellowships at Sandia provide an exceptional opportunity for innovative

research in scientific computing on advanced architectures. Candidates must

have recently earned a Ph.D. degree or the equivalent and have a strong

interest in advanced computing research.

The Center maintains strong research programs in a variety of areas,

including analytical and computational mathematics, discrete

mathematics and algorithms, computational physics and engineering, and

advanced systems software and tools. Sandia maintains a unique parallel

computing environment which includes a 1024 processor nCUBE 2, an

1840 node Paragon, and the 4500 node Intel Teraflops machine, the

fastest general purpose computer in the world.

Although applicants from a broad range of disciplines will be considered,

preference will be given to those in the fields of numerical analysis,

computational science and parallel algorithm development.

The fellowship appointment is for a period of one year with a likely

renewal for a second year. It includes a highly competitive salary,

moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance.

Applicants should send a resume, a statement of research goals, and

three letters of recommendation to: Richard Allen, Org. 9205, Sandia

National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1110. The closing date for

applications is January 17, 1997. The position will commence during 1997.

For further information contact Richard C. Allen at 505-845-7825

or by e-mail, rcallen@cs.sandia.gov.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H. US Citizenship required.

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

From: Liz Bradley <lizb@peradam.cs.colorado.edu>

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 96 10:53:56 -0700

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado**

There is an announcement for a two- or three-year postdoctoral

position in fluid mechanics, chaotic mixing, and

microelectromechanical control posted on my web page (see

http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~lizb/combust-postdoc.ps)

Liz Bradley Assistant Professor/Chaos Hacker

Department of Computer Science

Internet: lizb@cs.colorado.edu

Voice: (303) 492-5355/ Fax: (303) 492-2844

URL: http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~lizb/Home.html

USMail: University of Colorado Campus Box 430

Boulder CO 80309-0430

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From: Heinz W. Engl <engl@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 11:48:49 EST

**Subject: Position at Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz**

Tenured Position of a Full Professor for Symbolic Computation at the

Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria) (Research Institute for

Symbolic Computation)

Applicants are invited for a tenured position of a full professor at the

School of Technical Sciences, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.

Candidates should have an outstanding research record in at least one of the

main areas of Symbolic Computation (Computer Algebra, Computer Analysis,

Computational Geometry, Computational Logic, Automatic Programming etc.).

Special emphasis is being put on the connection between the mathematical

foundations and the algorithmic and software-technological aspects of the

area. Applicants should also be ambitious and qualified for teaching Ph.D.

and diploma students; interest in industrial applications is desirable.

Applicants from foreign countries are very welcome. The working language at

RISC-Linz is English. The degree of habilitation acquired at an Austrian

university or an equivalent degree from a foreign university as well as the

proof of pedagogical qualification is necessary.

The School of Technical Sciences has installed an independent institute for

symbolic computation (RISC-Linz, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation),

with currently a 15 member faculty, 25 PhD and 20 diploma students, under the

direction of Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c. Bruno Buchberger. RISC-Linz cooperates in close

interaction with the departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and

Mechatronics.

The site of RISC-Linz in a medieval castle 15 minutes from Linz combines the

advantages of city life with the pleasures of a rural environment in one of

the most beautiful landscapes and in the cultural heart of Austria.

RISC-Linz is also the center of the Softwarepark Hagenberg, founded and managed

by RISC.

Applicants should send their CV (including the publication list and a few

important publications) to the Dean of the School of Technical Sciences,

Prof.Dr. Heinz Engl, Johannes Kepler University, A-4040 Linz, Austria.

(Tel.: Austria 732/2468-312) by Jan. 7th, 1997. Further information can also

be obtained from the Chairman of RISC-LINZ, Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c. Bruno Buchberger,

Johannes Kepler University, A-4040 Linz (Tel.: Austria 7236/32 31 41,

e-mail: buchberger@risc.uni-linz.ac.at)

The Johannes Kepler University Linz wants to increase the percentage of women

within the scientific staff and therefore explicitly asks qualified women to

apply. At equal qualification women are preferred.

Prof.Dr.Heinz W. Engl E-Mail: engl@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at

Institut fuer Industriemathematik secretary:nikolaus@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at

Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Phone:+43-(0)732-2468...,ext.9219 or 693,

Altenbergerstrasse 69 secretary: ext.9220; as Dean: ext.312

A-4040 Linz Fax:ext. 855, in Dean's affairs:ext.396

Oesterreich / Austria home phone: +43-(0)732-245518

World Wide Web: http://www.indmath.uni-linz.ac.at/

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From: Heinz W. Engl <engl@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:43:22 EST

**Subject: Position at Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz**

Tenured Position of Full Professor for Mathematics at

the Johannes Kepler Universtaet in Linz (Austria)

At the Johannes Kepler Universtaet in Linz (Austria),

the tenured position of a Full Professor for Mathematics is to be filled.

The Search Committee is looking for an established researcher in a modern

branch of Analysis, for example constructive approximation theory,

dynamical systems, function theory, non-linear analysis or partial

differential equations. The candidate will be expected to

participate in the basic training of mathematicians, natural scientists

and teacher trainees, to supervise dissertations and high quality research

in his own area and should be willing and qualified

to participate in joint research projects with

colleagues in mathematics and related areas of research.

The legal requirements for an appointment are:

a doctorate in a field relevant to the position,

a qualification in research equivalent to the Austrian "venia

docendi" ("habilitation"),

evidence of a strong teaching background.

The University of Linz encourages applications from women. Female applicants

will be preferred over male candidates with equivalent qualifications.

Applications should include a list of publications and curriculum vitae and

should be addressed to o.Univ.-Prof.Dr. Heinz Engl, Dekan der

Technisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultdt der Johannes Kepler Universitaet

Linz, Altenbergerstr. 69, A-4040 Linz (fax: (0043) (0) 7322468 396).

Preference will be given to applications completed by January 10, 1997.

Prof.Dr.Heinz W. Engl E-Mail: engl@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at

Institut fuer Industriemathematik secretary:nikolaus@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at

Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Phone:+43-(0)732-2468...,ext.9219 or 693,

Altenbergerstrasse 69 secretary: ext.9220; as Dean: ext.312

A-4040 Linz Fax:ext. 855, in Dean's affairs:ext.396

Oesterreich / Austria home phone: +43-(0)732-245518

World Wide Web: http://www.indmath.uni-linz.ac.at/

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From: Michael Todd <miketodd@CS.Cornell.EDU>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 10:33:02 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Positions at Cornell University**

Two positions are anticipated at Cornell University's

School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering

(for more information on the school see http://www.orie.cornell.edu/):

Tenure-track Faculty Position

Cornell University's School of Operations Research and Industrial

Engineering is seeking candidates for an anticipated tenure-track faculty

opening. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant

professor; however, exceptional scholars at any rank are encouraged to

apply. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Operations Research, Industrial

Engineering, or a related discipline and demonstrable excellence in

teaching and research. Industrial experience and broad computer competency

are desirable as is an interest in a variety of application areas.

Specialization in discrete-event simulation, industrial statistics,

information technology, logistics, or manufacturing systems is of

particular interest. Applicants should send a c.v. along with a list of

four references and supporting material to Faculty Search Committee,

School of ORIE, Rhodes Hall, Cornell University,

Ithaca, NY 14853.

Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Lecturer/ Assistant Director

The School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell

University invites applications for an anticipated position as Lecturer/

Assistant Director for a three-year term appointment beginning in the

spring term of 1997, with the possibility of renewal. This position will

include substantive responsibilities for administering our professional

master of engineering program, as well as teaching, supervision of students

and technical staff, and coordination of instructional computing.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in operations research, industrial engineering,

or a related field, a minimum of two years of university-level teaching and

advising experience, industrial experience, and expertise in: modeling,

network-based computing, applications of operations research, at least one

of probability, statistics or optimization. Preference will be given to

candidates with research and teaching credentials in information technology

or simulation.

Applicants should send a cover letter, current c.v., and a list of four

references prior to January 15, 1997 to Search Committee, Operations Research

& Industrial Engineering, Cornell University, Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, New York

14853-3801.

Cornell is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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From: Christoph Borgers <cborgers@diamond.tufts.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 12:36:31 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Position at Tufts University**

Tufts University

Department of Mathematics

Medford, MA 02155

Applications are invited for one Assistant Professorship to begin

September 1, 1997. Initial one-year contract, renewable to a

maximum of three years. Ph.D., promise of strong research and

evidence of strong teaching ability required. Research interests

preferred: numerical linear algebra or numerical elliptic PDE's

or mathematical biology. Candidates with the ability to be successful

at teaching students from underrepresented groups are encouraged

to apply. Send application and three letters of recommendation to

Christoph Borgers, Hiring Committee Chair. Review of applications

will begin January 31, 1997 and continue until the position is

filled.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups (including people of color,

persons with disabilities, Vietnam veterans and women) are strongly

encouraged to apply.

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From: Jennifer Zhao <xich@umdsun2.umd.umich.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 15:52:22 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Position at University of Michigan-Dearborn**

Applied Mathematics Position

The University of Michigan-Dearborn plans to fill a tenure-track

position starting in Sept., 1997, at the Asst. or Assoc. Prof. level. The

position requires a Ph.D in an area of applied mathematics. A research

area of computational mathematics is prefered. Teaching capability in

applied mathematics is required. Interest in developing undergraduate and

master's curricula in applied mathematics, especially computational

mathematics is desired. The teaching load is 18 credit hours per academic

year. Assistant professors receive one course released time per year for

each of the first three years. To apply, send vita, transcript and have 3

letters of recommendation set to: Dr. Ronald P. Morash, Chair, Department

of Mathematics and Statisitcs, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn,

MI 48128-1491. To ensure full consideration, all application materials

must be received by Jan. 20, 1997. The committee will continue to accept

application materials until the position is filled. The University of

Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally

diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a

multicultural enviroment, and strongly encourages applications from

minorties and women. The university of Michigan-Dearborn is an equal

opportunity/affirmative action emplyer.

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From: Ake Bjorck <akbjo@mai.liu.se>

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 09:15:21 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Contents, BIT**

CONTENTS BIT Volume 36, No. 4 (1996)

ISSN 0006-3835

Extending convergence theory for nonlinear stiff problems, part I

W. Auzinger, R. Frank, and G. Kirlinger, pp. 635--652

On the construction of stiffly accurate and B-stable Runge-Kutta

methods

C. Bendtsen, pp. 653--663

GMRES and the minimal polynomial

S. L. Campbell, I. C. F. Ipsen, C. T. Kelley, and C. D. Meyer,

pp. 664--675

Asymptotic expansion and extrapolation for Bernstein polynomials

with applications

F. Costabile, M. I. Gualtieri, and S. Serra, pp. 676--687

General linear methods with external stages of different orders

Z. Jackiewicz and R. Vermiglio, pp. 688--712

An analysis of the order of Runge-Kutta methods that use an iterative

scheme to compute their internal stage values

K. R. Jackson, A. Kv\ae rn\o, and S. P. N\o rsett, pp. 713--765

A note on the summation of slowly convergent alternating series.

D. A. MacDonald, pp. 766--774

Convergence of Krylov methods for sums of two operators

O. Nevanlinna, pp. 775--785

A system of conservation laws including a stiff relaxation term;

the 2D case.

W. Shen, A. Tveito, and R. Winther, pp. 786--813

On the numerical solution of $AX-XB=C$

V. Simoncini, pp. 814--830

Fourier-Laplace analysis of the multigrid waveform relaxation method

for hyperbolic equations

S. Ta'asan and H. Zhang, pp. 831--841

Least squares data fitting with implicit functions

J. M. Varah, pp. 842--854

SCIENTIFIC NOTES

A stability property of $A$-stable collocation-based Runge-Kutta

methods for neutral delay differential equations

T. Koto, pp. 855--859

Summation of double series using the Euler-MacLaurin sum formula.

H. Riesel, pp. 860--862

Acknowledgements, p. 863

Index, pp. 864--867

Contributions in LaTeX are preferred. Information for subscription and style

files are available from the Editor or from the WWW server for BIT at:

http://www.math.liu.se/BIT/

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From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 09:41:34 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and Its Applications**

CONTENTS: Linear Algebra and Its Applications

Volume Number : 248

Issue Number : 1 - 3

Year : 1996

Page 1

Companion Based Matrix Functions: Description and Minimal

Factorization

H. Bart, L. G. Kroon

Page 47

Some Convex and Monotone Matrix Functions

J. S. Aujla, H. L. Vasudeva

Page 61

A Supplement to the Von Neumann Trace Inequality for Singular Values

H. F. Miranda, R. C. Thompson

Page 67

The Constrained Newton Method on a Lie-Group and the Symmetric

Eigenvalue Problem

R. E. Mahony

Page 91

Rank Inequalities for Postivie Semidefinite Matrices

M. Lunquist, W. Barrett

Page 101

An Inverse Eigenvalue Problem for Symmetric and Normal Matrices

N. Radwan

Page 111

Factorization and Job Scheduling: A Connection Via Companion Based

Matrix Functions

H. Bart, L. G. Kroon

Page 137

Condition Number of the Krylov Bases and Subspaces

J. Carpraux, S. K. Godunov, S. V. Kuznetsov

Page 161

Block Pivoting and Shortcut Strategies for Detecting Copositivity

I. M. Bomze

Page 185

Band-Diagonal Operators

C. K. Fong, Y. Wu

Page 205

Elliptic Dichotomy of a Matrix Spectrum

S. K. Godunov, M. Sadkane

Page 233

A Note on the Sequence of Brualdi-LI Matrices

S. J. Kirkland

Page 241

On Algebras of Symmetric Loewner Matrices

R. Bevilacqua, E. Bozzo

Page 253

Classes of Sign Nonsingular Matrices with a Specified Number of Zero

Entries

B. C. Green, D. D. Olesky, P. van den Driessche

Page 277

Some Notes on Multisplitting Methods and M-Step Preconditioners for

Linear Systems

A. Hadjidimos, A. K. Yeyios

Page 303

Minimum Rank Matrices with Prescribed Graph

P. M. Nylen

Page 317

On the Ranks of Skew Centrosymmetric Matrices over Finite Fields

K. W. Culler, G. L. Price

Page 327

Additive Operators Preserving Idempotent Matrices over Fields and

Applications

C. Chongguang, Z. Xian

Page 339

Criteria for Generalized Diagonal Dominant Matrices and M-Matrices

(II)

Y. Gao, X. Wang

Page 355

On the Indices of Convergence of Reducible Boolean Matrices with the

Generalized Period fo (Equal to or Greater than) 2

J. Zhi-Ming

Page 375

AUTHOR INDEX

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