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

- Announcing SIAM Journals Online
- Journal Of Complexity Best Paper Winner
- Convergence of Iterative Methods for Complex Symmetric Matrices
- New Book on Matrix Algorithms
- New Book on Parallel Programming
- Special Issue of Optimization Methods and Software
- 13th GAMM-Seminar Kiel
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
- Barrett Lectures at University of Tennessee
- Optimization of Interface Conditions
- Euroconferences in Mathematics on Crete
- Travel Funds to Czech Republic
- Workshop in Bulgaria on Large-Scale Scientific Computations
- Faculty Position at Middle Tennessee State University
- Faculty Positions at the University of Iowa
- Faculty Position at University of Strathclyde
- Research Position at the University of Tennessee
- Research Position at the University of Tennessee
- Contents, SIAM Optimization
- Contents, IEEE Computational Science & Engineering
- Contents, Math. of Control, Signals, and System
- Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory
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From: Patricia Manning <manning@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 08 Jan 97 14:34:43 EST

**Subject: Announcing SIAM Journals Online**

Announcing SIAM Journals Online

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is

pleased to announce that its prestigious journals are now

available to subscribers via the Web. Beginning with the 1997

issues, the full text of articles from our 11 journals can be

accessed in three formats: PostScript, Adobe Acrobat PDF, and

DVI. As a special promotion for 1997, electronic subscriptions

are offered, upon request, at no additional charge to members and

institutions who subscribe to the 1997 print version.

Electronic-only subscriptions are available as well.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, SIAM was founded to advance the

application of mathematics to science and industry, promote

mathematical research, and provide media for the exchange of

information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and

scientists. SIAM has grown from a few hundred members at its

inception in 1951 to over 9000 members today.

For more information about SIAM and SIAM Journals Online access

our web site at http://www.siam.org.

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

215-382-9800

215-382-9800

service@siam.org

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From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 97 10:52:51 EST

**Subject: Journal Of Complexity Best Paper Winner**

PASCAL KOIRAN WINS

JOURNAL OF COMPLEXITY BEST PAPER AWARD

Pascal Koiran, Ecole Normal Superieure de Lyon, has won the

JOURNAL OF COMPLEXITY'S Best Paper Award for 1996 for his paper

"Hilbert's Nullensatz is in the Polynomial Hierarchy." The paper

appeared in the December, 1996 issue of the Journal.

The Awards Committee consisted of Stefan Heinrich and

Steve Smale. The Award was presented at the Foundations of

Computational Mathematics (FoCM) Conference in Rio de Janeiro

on January 8, 1997.

The Best Paper Award carries a prize of $3,000 and a

certificate. Pascal Koiran is the first winner of this annual award.

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

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 08:55:05 -0700

**Subject: Convergence of Iterative Methods for Complex Symmetric Matrices**

Dear NA-netters,

Most discussions of the convergence properties of stationary iterative

methods deal only with real matrices. In recent years a number of

applications have appeared that require the solution of a system of

linear equations in which the coefficient matrix is large, sparse, and

complex symmetric. What are the most general conditions that

guarantee convergence of a stationary iterative method (in particular

SOR) for a complex symmetric matrix?

Michael Pernice Center for High Performance Computing

Phone: (801) 581-7708 85 Student Services Building

Fax: (801) 585-5366 University of Utah

E-mail: usimap@sneffels.usi.utah.edu Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

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From: G. W. Stewart <stewart@cs.umd.edu>

Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 13:42:52 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: New Book on Matrix Algorithms**

I am currently writing a multivolume treatise entitled Matrix

Algorithms. The present Volume I is entitled Basic Decompositions. I

have recently rewritten the third chapter and completed a fourth.

They can be obtained by anonymous ftp from

thales.cs.umd.edu in pub/survey

or through my home page at

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~stewart/

The first two chapters contain introductory material from mathematics

and computer science and the third chapter is on Gaussian elimination.

The fourth chapter on the QR decomposition and least squares. A fifth

on rank determination will complete the volume. For more information

see the preface.

I am distributing the book in the hope that it will be helpful to

others and that others will be willing to help me with their comments

and corrections. Please feel free to make copies for your personal

use. However, if you want to make copies to distribute to a class,

please ask my permission (it will generally be forthcoming).

Pete Stewart

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From: Peter Pacheco <peter@basil.usfca.edu>

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 18:18:37 -0800

**Subject: New Book on Parallel Programming**

Morgan-Kaufmann Publishers has recently published my book

"Parallel Programming with MPI." It is an elementary introduction

to programming parallel systems that uses the MPI 1.1 library of

extensions to C and Fortran. It is intended for use by students and

professionals with some knowledge of programming for conventional,

single-processor systems, but who have little or no experience

programming multiprocessor systems. It is an extensive revision and

expansion of "A User's Guide to MPI".

Further information on the book can be obtained from my web page

http://www.usfca.edu/mpi

and Morgan Kaufmann's web page

http://www.mkp.com.

The ISBN is 1-55860-339-5. Morgan Kaufmann can also be contacted

at 800-745-7323.

Best wishes,

Peter Pacheco

Department of Mathematics

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 666-6630

peter@usfca.edu

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From: Oleg Burdakov <burdakov@cerfacs.fr>

Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 22:04:27 GMT

**Subject: Special Issue of Optimization Methods and Software**

A special issue of the journal "Optimization Methods and Software" will be

dedicated to the 60th birthday of Prof. Naum Shor. This issue should appear

by the end of this year. The submission deadline is April 15, 1997.

The papers submitted to this special issue should correspond to the Aims

and Scope of the journal OMS. They will be screened using the usual

refereeing procedure and will meet the normal publication standards of the

journal. The maximum paper length is 20(...-25) standard journal pages.

Papers submitted to this issue should be sent to one of the following

co-editors:

Prof. Florian Jarre

Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Statistik

Universitaet Wuerzburg, Am Hubland

97074 Wuerzburg, Germany

Tel: (49+) 931 8885047

Fax: (49+) 931 706125

e-mail: jarre@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Prof. Cornelis Roos

Department SSOR

Mekelweg 4, Room 05.300

Faculteit TWI

Technische Universiteit Delft

2628 CD Delft, The Netherlads

tel: +(31)15 2782530

fax: +(31)15 2787255

E-mail: C.Roos@math.tudelft.nl

Papers may be submitted by regular mail (in triplicate) or electronically

(in the form of a LaTeX file). For the style files and instructions for the

authors please appeal to the co-editors. All other questions and requests

regarding the special issue should be addressed to them too.

Please submit papers for this issue at your earliest convenience and no

later than April 15, 1997.

Oleg Burdakov,

Managing Editor of OMS

CERFACS

Parallel Algorithms Team

42, Avenue G. Coriolis

31057 Toulouse Cedex, France

Tel.: (+33) 561 19 30 74

Fax: (+33) 561 19 30 00

E-mail: oleg.burdakov@cerfacs.fr

http://www.cerfacs.fr/~burdakov/

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From: Jens Burmeister <jb@numerik.uni-kiel.de>

Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 12:06:31 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: 13th GAMM-Seminar Kiel **

Dear colleagues,

The prelimanary programme (including abstracts) of the

13th GAMM-Seminar Kiel

on

Numerical Treatment of Multi-Scale Problems

January 24th to 26th, 1997.

Kiel, Germany

is now available on the web. Please visit our webpage

http://www.numerik.uni-kiel.de/gamm/1997/

With best regards

Jens Burmeister

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From: Suzanne Lenhart <lenhart@math.utk.edu>

Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 09:45:25 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program**

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Summer Program in Pure and Applied Mathematics for 1997

at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville

sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Tennessee Science Alliance

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,

will sponsor a summer research program for outstanding mathematics

majors. Each student will work on a research project with a mathematics

researcher from the University of Tennessee or Oak Ridge National

Laboratory (which is very near to Knoxville). In addition, there will

be two short courses and a faculty seminar.

Research projects are available in following areas:

algebra, analysis, mathematical ecology, numerical analysis,

differential equations, probability, statistics, topology,

control theory, and differential geometry.

The program will be from May 26, 1997 to July 22, 1997. Each

participant will receive a stipend of $2700. A travel stipend of up

to $350 is available as needed. University housing will be available for

approximately $55 per week.

Applicants should send a completed application form (attached below)

and sent it along with a current transcript and a one-page statement

of interests to

Suzanne Lenhart - REU

University of Tennessee

Mathematics Department

Knoxville, TN 37996-1300

Applicants should have two letters of recommendation sent to Lenhart.

For further information, call Lenhart at 423-974-4270 or by

email

lenhart@math.utk.edu .

Applications will not be accepted via email. Deadline for

applications is Feb. 18, 1997.

Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

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From: Suzanne Lenhart <lenhart@math.utk.edu>

Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 09:50:13 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Barrett Lectures at University of Tennessee**

1997 Barrett Lectures

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has a series of lectures,

called the Barrett Lectures, held each year since 1970. THe 1997

Barrett Lectures will be held on March 20-22, 1997. The organizers

are Suzanne Lenhart and Philip Schaefer. The theme is "Control

Theory and Applications." The two principal lecturers are

Irena Lasiecka of the Mathematics Department of University of Virginia

and

E. Bruce Lee of the Electrical Engineering Department of University

of Minnesota.

Each principal lecturers will give two lectures. In

addition, there are six invited speakers:

Ben Fitzpatrick, North Carolina State University

Mary Ann Horn, Vanderbilt University

Belinda King, Oregon State University

David Russell, Virginia Tech University

Suresh Sethi, University of Toronto

Stanislaw Zak, Purdue University

Each invited speakers will give one lecture each of 40 minutes length.

There will be a limited number of short contributed talks.

The following is a partial list of contributed speakers;

K. Renee Fister, Murray State University

S. S. Sritharan, University of Colorado

Sanjay Chawla, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

The 1997 Barrett Lectures will feature control of ordinary differential

equations and partial differential equations and applications.

This lecture series is supported by our mathematics department and

the University of Tennessee Science Alliance.

Contact Suzanne Lenhart at 423-974-4270 or email lenhart@math.utk.edu

for further information.

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

From: Frederic Nataf <nataf@cmapx.polytechnique.fr>

Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 10:15:30 +0100

**Subject: Optimization of Interface Conditions**

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

MINISYMPOSIUM ON

"OPTIMIZATION OF INTERFACE CONDITIONS"

Tenth International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods

August 10-14, 1997, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

(http://www-math.cudenver.edu/dd10)

Scope and Objectives:

This Minisymposium will provide a forum for discussing state-of-the-art

in the choice of interface conditions . Papers are solicited in the

following areas:

o Electromagnetism

o Fluid Dynamics

o Solid Mechanics

o Fluid Structure Interaction

o Overlapping/Nonoverlapping subdomains

o Non matching grids

o Coupling of equations/models

o Theoretical results

Organization:

If you are interested in contributing to "OPTIMIZATION OF INTERFACE CONDITIONS",

please contact Frederic Nataf ON or BEFORE January 15, 1997 and enclose a

short abstract (up to 200 words) of your contribution.

Frederic Nataf,

Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, CNRS URA756

Ecole Polytechnique Tel: (33) 01 69 33 45 63

91128 Palaiseau Cedex Fax: (33) 01 69 33 30 11

France e-mail: nataf@cmapx.polytechnique.fr

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From: G. Zouraris <zouraris@math.uch.gr>

Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 18:41:03 +0200

**Subject: Euroconferences in Mathematics on Crete**

EUROCONFERENCES IN MATHEMATICS ON CRETE

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Crete announces the

1997 conferences of the series Euroconferences in Mathematics on Crete,

sponsored by the Training and Mobility of Researchers Programme of the

Commission of the European Union.

22-28 June 1997 DIRICHLET FORMS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN GEOMETRY

AND STOCHASTICS

Organizers: J.Jost (Leipzig, Germany), U.Mosco (Rome, Italy),

K.T.Sturm (Erlangen, Germany).

Main speakers: J.Jost (Leipzig, Germany),

W.Kendall (Warwick, United Kingdom),

U.Mosco (Rome, Italy),

M.Roeckner (Bielefeld, Germany),

K.T.Sturm (Erlangen, Germany).

29 June - 5 July 1997 NONLINEAR DISPERSIVE WAVES: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

Organizers: V.A.Dougalis (Athens, Greece), A.S.Fokas (London, United Kingdom)

Main speakers: J.L.Bona (Austin, U.S.A.),

D.Crighton (Cambridge, United Kingdom),

A.Its (Purdue, U.S.A.),

J.-C. Saut (Paris-Sud, France),

V.E.Zakharov (Moscow, Russia).

The conferences will take place at the Anogia Academic Village, a

conference center located at the traditional Cretan village of Anogia

on the slopes of the mountain Ida.

For additional information please contact the local co-ordinator:

Susanna Papadopoulou

Department of Mathematics

University of Crete

Heraklion, Crete, GREECE

Fax-Nr.: +30-81-234516

e-mail: souzana@math.uch.gr

or, for the conferences of 1997:

V.A.Dougalis

Mathematics Department

University of Athens

Panepistimiopolis

15784 Zografou

GREECE

e-mail: doug@eudoxos.dm.uoa.gr

K.T.Sturm

Mathematisches Institut

Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg

Bismarckstrasse 1 1/2

91054 Erlangen

GERMANY

e-mail: sturm@mi.uni-erlangen.de

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

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

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 97 15:32:15 EST

**Subject: Travel Funds to Czech Republic**

Student and Recent Ph.D. Paper Competition for the

U.S.-Czech Workshop on Iterative Methods and Parallel Computing

June 16-21, 1997, Milovy, Czech Republic

Funds are available from NSF (U.S.) and the Czech Academy of Sciences to

cover the expenses of a few graduate students or recent Ph.D. recipients

from U.S. institutions to attend and present a paper at the U.S.-Czech

Workshop on Iterative Methods and Parallel Computing, to be held on June

16-21, 1997, in Milovy, Czech Republic.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together numerical analysts,

specialists in numerical linear algebra and parallel computing,

especially those interested in iterative methods and their applications

in computational mathematics. Milovy is a small village located in the

Bohemian-Moravian Highlands (Central part of the Czech Republic) at about

100 kilometers (65 miles) from Prague. A full announcement can be found

in either of the following two web addresses.

http://www.math.temple.edu/~szyld/impc97.html

http://www.uivt.cas.cz/~miro/impc97/impc97.html

To participate in the competition, please send an extended abstract (or

a full paper if available) of a proposed talk, a vita indicating date

of (obtained or expected) degree, and two letters of recommendations

to Daniel B. Szyld, Department of Mathematics, 1805 N Broad Street,

Temple University (038-16), Philadelphia PA 19122-6094, or

electronically to szyld@math.temple.edu, to be received by February 22,

1997. Please indicate if your institution can contribute a portion of

your expenses and the amount. The selection will be made by the U.S.

members of the organizing committee: Howard Elman (University of Maryland,

College Park), Roland Freund (Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill), Anne

Greenbaum (Courant Institute, New York University), and Daniel Szyld

(Temple University, Philadelphia).

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From: Sylvia Grozdanova <scicom97@amigo.acad.bg>

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 97 10:23:17 +0200

**Subject: Workshop in Bulgaria on Large-Scale Scientific Computations**

Ist Workshop on "Large-Scale Scientific Computations"

June 7 - June 11, 1997

organized by

Oleg P. Iliev, Svetozar D. Margenov and Panayot S. Vassilevski

PLACE: International House of Scientists "F. Curie",

Resort "sv. Konstantin i Elena" near Varna.

ORGANIZER: The Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing (formerly, the Center

of Informatics and Computing Technology), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)

in cooperation with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI), BAS.

The format of the workshop is expected to be similar to the IMACS International

Symposium on Iterative Methods in Linear Algebra, Blagoevgrad (June 1995).

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

o The deadline for submission of extended abstracts is January 15, 1997.

o The deadline for the full papers (approximately 10 pages limit) is

February 15, 1997 (needed if intended to appear in the Proceedings after

a standard but speeded--up journal--type refereeing procedure).

DETAILS: WWW-site. http://copern.acad.bg/Conferences/SciCom97.html

CONFERENCE SECRETARY:

Ms Sylvia Grozdanova,

Address:

CLPP-BAS, ``Acad. G. Bontchev'' street, Block 25A,

1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;

(-359-2)--707--273;

E-mail: scicom97@iscbg.acad.bg.

Please do not hesitate to ask us about any additional details related the

workshop.

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From: Jeffrey Powell <jpowell@frank.mtsu.edu>

Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 14:22:28 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Middle Tennessee State University**

Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Mathematical Sciences

The department invites applications for a tenure-track position

at the assistant or associate professor level, to begin August 1997. A Ph.D.

at the time of application is preferred. Preference will also be given to

candidates with a background in mathematical modeling, numerical analysis,

probability, statistics, mathematical physics, or other areas of

applied/industrial mathematics, and who also have relevant experience in

industry, government laboratories, or business.

Applicants must provide evidence of excellence in teaching at both

the undergraduate and graduate level, and be committed to program

development and interdisciplinary collaboration. Candidates should also

have a demonstrated ability to carry out a program of research in applied

mathematics, preferably in a field that complements current faculty

interests: computer aided geometric design; partial differential equations;

inverse problems; mathematical biology.

Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vita, a statement

describing their teaching and research interests, and arrange for three

letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. E. R. Phillips,

Department of Mathematical Sciences, P.O. Box 34, Middle Tennessee State

University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. Consideration of applications will

begin January 15, 1997, and continue until the position is filled.

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

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

Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 10:51:24 -0600 (CST)

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

POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

[This is a re-advertisement of a position listed earlier, in

September 1996. If you are interested, please apply as soon as

possible, as formal screening will commence shortly.]

The Department of Mathematics of The University of Iowa invites

applications for the following positions.

1) Tenure-track beginning or early assistant professorship, starting

in August 1997, in the broadly interpreted area of computational

mathematics. Expertise is desired in areas such as numerical parallel

computing, computer graphics, or computational geometry. Extraordinary

candidates at higher rank may be considered. Selection will be based on

evidence of outstanding research accomplishments or potential, and

teaching ability. A Ph.D. or equivalent training is required. For more

information on numerical analysis at the University of Iowa, link to the

WWW site "http://www.math.uiowa.edu/faculty/numanal.htm".

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

all or part of the 1997-98 academic year. Selection will be based on

research expertise and teaching ability. Preference will be given to

applicants whose scholarly activity is of particular interest to members

of the current faculty.

Women and minority candidates are especially urged to apply for

the above positions. The University of Iowa welcomes the employment

of professional couples on its faculty and staff, permits the

appointment of faculty couples within the same department, and

permits the sharing of a single appointment by a faculty couple.

Formal screening will begin in late January; and applications will

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

vita and have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor Bor-Luh Lin, Chair

Department of Mathematics

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

For additional information on the University of Iowa, check the WWW site

http://www.uiowa.edu/

For the Dept of Mathematics, check the WWW site

http://www.math.uiowa.edu/

For the Iowa City area, see the WWW site

http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iapages/iowacity/index.html

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity and

Affirmative Action Employer.

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From: University of Strathclyde <caas10@ccsun.strath.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 17:26:51 GMT

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Strathclyde**

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

CHAIR IN MATHEMATICS

Applications are invited for a Professorship in the Department of

Mathematics to provide research leadership in Applied Analysis.

Preference will be given to candidates with international recognition

in some aspect of nonlinear mathematical analysis who have an interest

in interacting with researchers in the broad area of modern applied

mathematics.

For application form and further particulars (Ref: 2/97) contact the

Personnel Office, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ.

Telephone : +44 (0) 141 548 4476.

Further information about the post can be obtained through the

World Wide Web at

http://www.strath.ac.uk/Departments/Maths/chair97.html

Applications closing date: 21 February 1997

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From: Shirley Browne <browne@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 10:19:51 -0500

**Subject: Research Position at the University of Tennessee**

Research Scientist Position at

the University of Tennessee

We have immediate openings for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST in the area of

PROGRAMMING TOOLS FOR PARALLEL COMPUTATION to support the Department

of Defense High Performance Computation Modernization Program. All

qualified researchers are invited to apply.

The goal of the DOD HPC Modernization Program (http://www.hpcm.dren.net/)

is to supply the DOD with world-class computing power for applications.

To this end, the DOD has formed the Programming Environment and

Training (PET) program, a coalition of universities to bring the best

available HPC techniques to bear on DOD problems. The Center for

Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), headquartered at Rice

University, is leading the PET effort in the area of programming tools.

Responsibilities of the research scientist position are to interact

with HPC users, determine their needs, and supply appropriate software

tools and training to meet those needs. We view "tools" broadly,

including (but not limited to):

* Compilers

* Debuggers

* Performance analysis

* Scientific/math subroutine libraries

* Message-passing libraries

* Scalable input/output systems

* Problem Solving Environments

Depending on the precise needs found, the research scientist may

locate these tools (on the WWW, for example), evaluate tools, extend

some tools, and train users in applying the tools.

The position at the University of Tennessee will involve interaction

with established parallel tools research groups at the University

of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as frequent

trips to the DOD Major Shared Resource Centers (MSRCs) to visit customers,

and to other CRPC sites to consult with researchers.

The position requires a PhD in a computational field or equivalent

experience. The ideal candidate would have a CS degree and strong

experience in running scientific computations. Experience with

developing, evaluating, or using parallel programming tools is also

desired. The position requires either U.S. citizenship or permanent

U.S. residenc status.

Please direct resumes or questions to

Shirley Browne

University of Tennessee

107 Ayres Hall

Knoxville, TN 37996-1301

423-974-5886

Electronic submissions are acceptable; send to browne@cs.utk.edu

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

From: Shirley Browne <browne@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 10:20:27 -0500

**Subject: Research Position at the University of Tennessee**

Information Scientist Position at

the University of Tennessee

We have an immediate opening for an INFORMATION SCIENTIST in

the area of software repository and information infrastructure support

for the Department of Defense High Performance Computation Modernization

Program.

The goal of the DOD HPC Modernization Program (http://www.hpcm.dren.net)

is to supply the DOD with world-class computing power.

To provide the infrastructure for collecting and disseminating

software and information to users of the DOD Major Shared

Resource Centers (MSRCs), the Information/Communication area

is lead by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

with support from the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC)

through the University of Tennessee. CRPC's role is to integrate

the National HPCC Software Exchange (NHSE) (http://www.nhse.org/)

into the overall information infrastructure.

The NHSE is an interface to a distributed collection

of interoperating discipline-oriented software repositories which

collect, evaluate, and disseminate software and related information

produced by and for the Federal HPCC Program.

Responsibilities of the information technologist position are to

develop tools and methodologies for setting up and populating an

interoperable software repository framework for the DOD MSRCs.

The work will involve adapting existing frameworks for maintaining

software repositories the the MSRC environment, developing the

process for populating the repositories, and working with the MSRC

sites to collect, evaluate, and catalog software and maintain the

repository framework.

Expertise is required in one or more of the following areas:

Software Cataloging and Classification

Software Testing and Evaluation

Indexing and Searching

Web Technologies

Database Management Systems

C, Unix, Perl, and Java Programming

Some familiarity with parallel scientific programming is also desired.

The position requires a master's degree in computer or information

science or equivalent experience. Also required is U.S. citizenship

or permanent U.S. resident status.

Please direct resumes or questions to

Shirley Browne

University of Tennessee

107 Ayres Hall

Knoxville, TN 37996-1301

423-974-5886

Electronic submissions are acceptable; send to browne@cs.utk.edu

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

From: SIAM <poulson@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 08 Jan 97 11:04:23 EST

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Optimization**

SIAM Journal on Optimization

February 1997 Volume 7, Number 1

CONTENTS

1 On the Convergence of Pattern Search Algorithms

Virginia Torczon

26 The Barzilai and Borwein Gradient Method for the Large Scale

Unconstrained Minimization Problem

Marcos Raydan

34 The Affine Scaling Algorithm Fails for Stepsize 0.999

Walter F. Mascarenhas

47 On the Convergence of the Mizuno-Todd-Ye Algorithm to the

Analytic Center of the Solution Set

Clovis C. Gonzaga and Richard A. Tapia

66 On the Quadratic Convergence of the Simplified Mizuno-Todd-Ye

Algorithm for Linear Programming

Clovis C. Gonzaga and Richard A. Tapia

86 Interior-Point Methods for the Monotone Semidefinite Linear

Complementarity Problem in Symmetric Matrices

Masakazu Kojima, Susumu Shindoh, and Shinji Hara

126 A Family of Polynomial Affine Scaling Algorithms for Positive

Semidefinite Linear Complementarity Problems

B. Jansen, C. Roos, and T. Terlaky

141 Minimization of a Large-Scale Quadratic Function Subject to a

Spherical Constraint

D. C. Sorensen

162 Newton Methods for Large-Scale Linear Inequality-Constrained

Minimization

Anders Forsgren and Walter Murray

177 A Global Convergence Theory for General Trust-Region-Based

Algorithms for Equality Constrained Optimization

J. E. Dennis, Jr., Mahmoud El-Alem, and Maria C. Maciel

208 Algorithms for Constrained and Weighted Nonlinear Least Squares

Marten Gulliksson, Inge Soderkvist, and Per-Ake Wedin

225 A New Merit Function for Nonlinear Complementarity Problems and

a Related Algorithm

Francisco Facchinei and Joao Soares

248 The Orthogonality Theorem and the Strong-f-Monotonicity

Condition for Variational Inequality Algorithms

Thomas L. Magnanti and Georgia Perakis

274 Computable Error Bounds for Convex Inequality Systems in

Reflexive Banach Spaces

Sien Deng

280 Implementation of a Variance Reduction-Based Lower Bound in a

Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for the Quadratic Assignment Problem

P. M. Pardalos, K. G. Ramakrishnan, M. G. C. Resende, and Y. Li

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From: IEEE Computer Society <mehrlich@computer.org>

Date: Wed, 08 Jan 97 13:44:48 est

**Subject: Contents, IEEE Computational Science & Engineering**

Contents of IEEE COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING magazine,

Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 1996.

http://www.computer.org/pubs/cs&e/cs&e.htm

Editor-in-Chief: George Cybenko, Dartmouth College,

george.cybenko@dartmouth.edu

Associate EIC: Francis Sullivan, IDA Ctr. for Computing Sciences

THEME SECTION ARTICLES

Theme Editors' Introduction: Advancing Interactive Visualization and

Computational Steering

Jim X. Chen, David Rine, and Horst D. Simon 13

PVR: High-Performance Volume Rendering

Claudio T. Silva, Arie E. Kaufman, and Constantine Pavlakos 18

Parallel Interactive Visualization of 3D Mantle Convection

Kirk E. Jordan, David A. Yuen, David M. Reuteler, Shuxia Zhang, and

Robert Haimes 29

SMD: Visual Steering of Molecular Dynamics for Protein Design

Jonathan Leech, Jan F. Prins, and Jan Hermans 38

Interactive Virtual Reality in Simulations: Exploring Lag Time

Valerie E. Taylor, Jian Chen, Terrence L. Disz, Michael E. Papka, and

Rick Stevens 46

FEATURE ARTICLES

Multigrid Methods in Science and Engineering

Craig C. Douglas 55

Simulating Asynchronous, Decentralized Military Command and Control

Tony Lee and Sumit Ghosh 69

DEPARTMENTS

Editor-in-Chief 1

Knocking Opportunity or Opportunity Knocking?

Project Report 4

The Hirlam Project --Gerard Cats and Lex Wolters

Call for Articles 8

IEEE CS&E Theme Issue on Problem-Solving Environments for

Scientific Computing (submissions due May 15, 1997)

CSE at Work 9

Monitoring Complex Systems with Causal Networks

--M. Morjaria and F. Santosa

1996 Annual Index 80

Conferences & Workshops 83

SciTools '96 --Christopher R. Johnson

Supercomputing '96 --Richard N. Draper

First IEEE Computer Society Workshop on CSE --John R. Rice

Book News & Reviews 87

_Designing and Building Parallel Programs_, by Ian T. Foster;

reviewed by Elias N. Houstis

_Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems_, by Yousef Saad;

reviewed by Tony F. Chan

_An Introduction to Computational Science and Mathematics_,

by Charles Van Loan; reviewed by Faisal Saied

In Memoriam 90

Seymour Cray, 1925-1996 --F. Brett Berlin

CSE Education 91

CSE Educators Win DoE Awards --T. Marchioro

Technology News & Reviews 93

SGI Announces a New HPC Server: The Origin Series

--R. Bramley

Letters 95

Cray Research stands by claim in NCAR case

--Bob Ewald

Interfaces 96

HPC and CSE in Japan: A New Spirit? --Norris Parker Smith

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From: Secretary Support <magrijn.secsup@tip.nl>

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 12:40:18 +-100

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

MCSS TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 9, Number 3

A. Margheri,

Flow regularity and optimality conditions with control in Lp,

MCSS 9 (1996), 189-206.

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

Least squares integration of one-dimensional codistributions

with application to approximate feedback linearization,

MCSS 9 (1996), 207-241.

J. Oostveen and H. Zwart,

Solving the infinite-dimensional discrete-time algebraic

Riccati equation using the extended symplectic pencil,

A.J. van der Schaft and J.M. Schumacher,

The complementary-slackness class of hybrid systems,

MCSS 9 (1996), 266-301.

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

Address for submissions:

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

CWI

P.O.Box 94079

1090 Gb Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Bradley Dickinson, Eduardo Sontag, Jan van Schuppen (Editors)

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From: Edit Kurali <kurali@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 20:14:41 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 87, Number 2, November 1996

G. N\"urnberger

Approximation order of bivariate spline interpolation

117--136

Matthew X. He

Explicit representations of Faber polynomials for $m$-cusped hypocycloids

137--147

Kuei-Fang Chang

Strictly positive definite functions

148--158

Keiji Izuchi and Sin-Ei Takahasi

BKW-operators on the interval and the sequence spaces

159--169

G. Min

Saturation problem of $L_p$-approximation by Hermite-Fej\'er interpolation

170--178

George Kvernadze

Uniform convergence of Lagrange interpolation based on the Jacobi nodes

179--193

A. Sharma, J. Szabados, B. Underhill, and A. K. Varma

On some general lacunary interpolation problems

194--219

Yuan Xu

Lagrange interpolation on Chebyshev points of two variables

220--238

Note

J. J. Swetits and B. Wood

On the degree of $L_p$ approximation with positive linear operators

239--241

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From: Edit Kurali <kurali@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 20:15:32 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 87, Number 3, December 1996

Michele Campiti and Giorgio Metafune

Approximation properties of recursively defined Bernstein-type operators

243--269

Michele Campiti and Giorgio Metafune

Evolution equations associated with recursively defined Bernstein-type

operators

270--290

A. Atzmon and A. Olevski\v{\i}

Completeness of integer translates in function spaces on $\BR$

291--327

Semyon Rafalson

Nonnegative Fourier-Jacobi Coefficients and some classes of functions

328--337

K. Jetter and J. St\"ockler

Riesz bases of splines and regularized splines with multiple knots

338--359

Author index for volume 87

360

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