- Today's Editor:
- Paul McMahan
- The University of Tennessee
- mcmahan@cs.utk.edu

- List of corrections and extensions for a book on Finite Elements
- book announcement
- New email adresses for Gerhard Wanner and Ernst Hairer
- new address for Keith Briggs
- Change of address for Jussi Rahola
- Change of Address for Zhijun Wu
- Conference on Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Athens-Hercma '98 conference
- Conference On Computational Physics
- Conference on Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling
- conference on Parallel Computing and Algorithms in Economics and Finance
- Third Workshop on Randomized Parallel Computing
- NEMACOM'98 change of dates
- Conference on Nonlinear Programming & Variational Inequalities
- position at Tufts University
- Lecturship at University of Sao Paulo
- Position at the University of Delaware
- Postdoctoral research positions at Argonne National Laboratory
- positions at University of California, San Diego
- position at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Research Studentship Vacancy in Chester UK
- position at University of Patras, Greece
- position at Umea University, Sweeden
- Research Assistantships in fluid dynamics at Penn State
- Position in Applied Mathematics at University Zurich-Irchel
- Graduate Assistantships Available at Univ of Southern Mississippi
- SIREV Volume 39, Issue 4 Table of Contents
- Contents, SIAM Journal on Computing
- Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html

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From: Dietrich Braess <braess@num.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 14:53:14 +0200

**Subject: List of corrections and extensions for a book on Finite Elements**

A list of known misprints in my book:

FINITE ELEMENTS: Theory, fast solvers, and applications in solid mechanics

Cambridge University Press 1997

is now available on my web-page:

http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Dietrich.Braess/#books

The misprints are obvious and not misleading, but are listed for the reader's

convenience. There are also some additional comments and problems which

fortunately make the major part of the text on the web-page.

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From: PROF.HEINZ W. ENGL <engl@indmath.uni-linz.ac.at>

Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:20:40 MET_DST

**Subject: book announcement**

The following textbook will appear in early November:

Heinz W. Engl

Integralgleichungen(integral equations, in German)

Springer Vienna-New York

ISBN: 3-211-83071-5

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From: Ernst Hairer <Ernst.Hairer@math.unige.ch>

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 08:46:25 +0200

**Subject: New email adresses for Gerhard Wanner and Ernst Hairer**

Our email adresses have been changed to:

Gerhard.Wanner@math.unige.ch (for Gerhard Wanner)

Ernst.Hairer@math.unige.ch (for Ernst Hairer)

The old adresses (wanner@divsun.unige.ch and

hairer@divsun.unige.ch) will be soon completely suppressed.

We would also like to announce a second corrected

printing of our book "Analysis by Its History",

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag,

New York. For more information see:

http://www.unige.ch/math/folks/hairer

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From: Dr K.M. Briggs <kmb28@cus.cam.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 11:32:11 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: new address for Keith Briggs**

I have moved to the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

My new coordinates are (545068,258129).

Keith Briggs

Email: kmb28@cam.ac.uk

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From: Jussi Rahola <rahola@diceras.cerfacs.fr>

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 15:53:31 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Change of address for Jussi Rahola**

Dear Colleagues,

I've taken a postdoctoral position in CERFACS at

least until October 1998. My current coordinates are:

Jussi Rahola

CERFACS

Parallel Algorithms Project

42 Avenue G. Coriolis

31057 Toulouse CEDEX

France

Telephone: +33-5-61 19 30 17

Fax: +33-5-61 19 30 30

E-mail: Jussi.Rahola@cerfacs.fr

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From: Zhijun Wu <zwu@tera.tera.com>

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 15:04:58 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Change of Address for Zhijun Wu**

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I have left Argonne National Lab and joined Tera Computer Co., a Seattle-based

supercomputer development company. My new address is

Zhijun Wu

Tera Computer Company

2815 Eastlake Ave. East

Seattle, WA 98102

206-490-2109

zwu@tera.com

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From: Calvin C. Moore <ccmoore@math.berkeley.edu>

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:52:38 -0700

**Subject: Conference on Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics**

CONFERENCE ON

ADVANCES IN APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

To honor

ALEXANDRE J. CHORIN

on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

June 15-17, 1998

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Berkeley, California 94720

http://math.berkeley.edu/berkeley-98/chorin.html

A conference will be held in June 1998 to celebrate the birthday of

Alexandre Chorin. The theme of the conference will be applied mathematics

and scientific computing, and will cover topics in fluid mechanics,

combustion, turbulence, materials sciences, statistical mechanics, and

related issues. The mathematical community is warmly invited to attend.

For additional information about this conference, please send e-mail to

berkeley-98@math.berkeley.edu

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From: eal <eal@aueb.gr>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 15:37:40 +0300 (EET DST)

**Subject: Athens-Hercma '98 conference**

HERCMA '98

4th HELLENIC EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

SEPTEMBER 24 -26, 1998, ATHENS, HELLAS

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT - CALL FOR PAPERS

Framework: The 4th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and

its Applications (HERCMA '98) Conference will be held in the Athens

University of Economics and Business (AUEB) on September 24th-26th, 1998, in

Athens, Greece. This biennial Conference is a continuation of the HERMIS

(Hellenic European Research on Mathematics and Informatics) Conference

series held in 1992-94-96 in Athens. The HERCMA '98 Conference is jointly

organised by the Department of Informatics of AUEB and the Research Group

for Advanced Computational Mathematics and Parallel Processing. The main

theme within the Conference will be Computer Mathematics and its

Applications and special emphasis will be given to Computational

Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research and

Statistics, Mathematics in Industry and Economics.

Regularly updated information on the Conference will be made

available at the World-Wide-Web address: http://www.aueb.gr

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From: Joaquin Marro <jmarro@goliat.ugr.es>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 19:03:36 +0100

**Subject: Conference On Computational Physics**

1998 CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS - CCP 1998

September 2-5 1998, GRANADA (Spain)

PROGRAMME

The methods developed to deal with the computational aspects of

physical problems areuseful in an increasing number of situations,

from chemistry and geology to engineering and communications.

Computational Physics has thus evolved into a trans-disciplinary

field now concerned with the creative use of computers in all fields

of scientific research. This is partly because Computational Physics

is very well suited to study cooperativity. Cooperative and collective

phenomena, a main concern of Statistical Physics, occur and often

determine the emergent, observable behavior at the interfaces between

physics and biology, economy, sociology, environmental sciences, etc.

The CCP 1998 is planned to focus at this interface, so that contacts

and the exchange of ideas and methods between these different fields

of science are favoured. With this aim, abstract submissions are

strongly encouraged not only from these interfaces but from all

areas of Computational Physics, and the final programme is expected to

consist of invited lectures and other contributions on :

Computer-aided Simulation and Modelling

Novel Monte Carlo Methods, Novel Methods in Fluid Dynamics,

Quantum Computing Methods, High Performance Visualization,

Large Scale Computing Systems, Symbolic Modelling, ...

And their Applications to

Condensed Matter and Materials Science, Statistical

Physics, Nonlinear and Adaptive Systems, Astronomy and

Cosmology, High Energy Physics and Accelerators, Nuclear

and Plasma Physics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,

Environmental and Geological Phenomena, Pattern

Recognition and Classification, Artificial Intelligence

and Neural nets, Industry such as Modeling Industrial

Devices, Materials and Processes, ...

Further Information:

E-mail: ccp1998@goliat.ugr.es

Telefax: + 34 - 58 - 242 862 and - 246 387

Phone: - 242 860

URL: http://dalila.ugr.es/~ccp1998 and www.ugr.es/ccp1998

Udated information may be obtained by sending an e-mail

message with any subject and no content (nobody will read it)

to the address: info_ccp@landau.ugr.es

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From: Dheeraj Bhardwaj <cgdb@panther2.pen.eiu.edu>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 12:00:50 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Conference on Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling**

IMACS'98 Call for papers

International Conference on Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling

Alicante, Spain ( June 25 -27, 1998)

The Conference focuses on the modeling and computational techniques for

solving real world scientific problems. Conference Topics:

Stiff Computations

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Mathematical Biology

Seismic Data Processing

Environmental Models

Networking

Recent Algorithms for PDE's and ODE's

Parallel Computing

Molecular Dynamics

Structural Mechanics Modeling

Optimization and Queuing Applications

Expert System

Computational Celestial Mechanics

Contact Info:

Prof. Surit K. Dey

Department of Mathematics

Eastern Illinois University,

Charleston, Illinois 61920 (USA)

Phone : 217 -581 - 5727

Fax : 217 -581 - MATH

E-mail: cfskd@eiu.edu

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From: Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <erricos.kontoghiorghes@info.unine.ch>

Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:09:51 +0100

**Subject: conference on Parallel Computing and Algorithms in Economics and Finance**

CALL FOR PAPERS

PARALLEL COMPUTING AND ALGORITHMS IN ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

Sessions to be held at the 1998 International Meeting of the Society

for Computational Economics

June 29 - July 1, 1998

University of Cambridge, UK

http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/dae/cefes98/conf.htm

ORGANIZERS:

Erricos John Kontoghiorghes, Institut d'informatique, Neuchatel

Hans-Heinrich Naegeli, Institut d'informatique, Neuchatel

This session will deal with papers addressing methods for solving

economic and finance problems on parallel computers. Contributions on

parallel computing and algorithms that potentially can be used in

economics and finance are welcome. Session themes include, but are

not limited to:

* Parallel computing applications to economics and finance

* Software developments

* Tools and parallel algorithms useful for large-scale estimation

problems.

Authors wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract

(maximum two pages) by January 10, 1998. Contributions by post (hard

copy), email or fax should be submitted to:

Erricos John Kontoghiorghes

Institut d'informatique

Universite de Neuchatel

Rue Emile-Argand 11

CH-2007 Neuchatel

SWITZERLAND

Email: erricos.kontoghiorghes@info.unine.ch

Fax: +41 (0) 32 718 27 01

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From: pardalos <pardalos@ophelia.ise.ufl.edu>

Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 09:39:26 EDT

**Subject: Third Workshop on Randomized Parallel Computing**

Call for Papers

THIRD WORKSHOP ON RANDOMIZED PARALLEL COMPUTING

March 30 -- April 3, 1998

ORLANDO, FL

sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society

Technical Committee

on Parallel Processing

Randomization has played a vital role in the domains of both

sequential and parallel computing in the past two decades.

This workshop is a forum for bringing together both theoreticians

and practitioners who employ randomized techniques in parallel

computing. Topics include but are not limted to:

Network Algorithms

PRAM Algorithms

Architectures

I/O Systems

Scheduling

Network Fault Tolerance

Reconfigurable Networks

Optical Networks

Various Applications

Programming models and languages

Implementation Experience

For more information check the Web using the URLs:

http://www.ippsxx.org

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~raj/WPRC98.html

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From: David Stewart <stewart@calvin.math.vt.edu>

Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 13:44:25 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: NEMACOM'98 change of dates**

Workshop on

New Methods in Applied and Computational Mathematics

NEMACOM'98

New dates: 9th to 10th July, 1998

http://www.cs.tamu.edu/faculty/oliveira/nemacom98/

Email: nemacom98@cs.tamu.edu

Because of clashes with some other conferences (SIAM Annual meeting,

EMAC'98 in Adelaide) it has been decided to change the date of NEMACOM'98

to the 9th and 10th of July, 1998. For further information and updates

about the conference see the WWW page listed above.

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From: Houyuan Jiang <jiang@ms.unimelb.edu.au>

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:21:26 +1100 (EST)

**Subject: Conference on Nonlinear Programming & Variational Inequalities**

International Conference on

Nonlinear Programming & Variational Inequalities

(Hong Kong, December 15-18, 1998)

OBJECTIVES

The conference aims to review and discuss

recent advances and promising research trends in some areas of Nonlinear

Programming and Variational Inequalities.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Nonlinear Complementarity Problems

Variational Inequality Problems

Nonsmooth Optimization Problems

Minimax Problems

Multi-level Optimization Problems

Structured Optimization Problems

Quadratic and Nonquadratic Methods

FURTHER INFORMATION

e-mail: maopt@cityu.edu.hk

http:www.cityu.edu.hk/ma/

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From: Christoph Borgers <borgers@radon.math.tufts.edu>

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 08:48:27 -0400

**Subject: position at Tufts University**

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship

to begin September 1, 1998. A Ph.D. with a specialization in applied

mathematics is required. Applicants must show promise of outstanding

research and excellent teaching. The teaching load will be two courses

per semester.

We are building a group in applied mathematics to work together and

with other units in the university. We will give preference to candidates

who can become active members of this group. Candidates working on inverse

and ill-posed problems from an applied and computational point of view

will be preferred.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and have three letters of

recommendation sent to Christoph Borgers, Search Committee Chair,

Department of Mathematics, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 1998 and continue

until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members

of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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From: jacumina <jacumina@seila.lcad.icmsc.sc.usp.br>

Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 07:00:09 -0300

**Subject: Lecturship at University of Sao Paulo**

LECTURESHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO - CAMPUS SAO CARLOS - BRAZIL

The Computer Sciences Department in University of Sao Paulo - Campus

Sao Carlos is seeking candidates for a permanent lectureship to support

research and teaching in the area of CFD. The candidates are not supposed

to be able to teach in portuguese immediately but need to be willing to

do so in about one year. The teaching is mainly concerned with teaching

undergraduate level Numerical analysis subjects for Mathematicians and

Enginners and also graduate level courses in our graduate programme

(8hours/week in total). The research activities involve assistance with

the development of a 3D code for simulation of free surface flows. A good

background in the discretization of PDE's via finite differences or finite

volumes is necessary, though a knowledge of CFD, C programming, parallel

programming, and/or geometric modeling is an advantage but not mandatory.

Informal inquires can be made to:

Jose A. Cuminato

e-mail: jacumina@lcad.icmsc.sc.usp.br

Closing date: Dec 7th 1997.

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From: Peter Monk <monk@calypso.math.udel.edu>

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:35:25 -0400

**Subject: Position at the University of Delaware**

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware invites

applications for a tenure-track position in scientific computation to begin

September 1, 1998. The successful candidate will show excellent promise in

research with a strong potential for external funding. An interest in

establishing and mentoring links with industry and other academic disciplines

will weigh heavily in the candidate's favor. Expertise in any of the areas of:

* Wave Propagation

* Computational electromagnetism

* Fluid dynamics

* Material science

* Inverse problems

is a plus. Evidence of effective teaching is essential.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae (including funding history), reprints

and/or preprints and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendations sent to

Scientific Computing Search Committee

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716

Applications must be received by January 9, 1997.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer which encourages

applications from qualified minority group members and women.

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From: Jorge More <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:50:57 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral research positions at Argonne National Laboratory**

Postdoctoral Research

Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National

Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral research positions.

The successful candidates will develop optimization algorithms and

software for the Advanced Computational Testing and Simulation (ACTS)

Toolkit, one of the main components of the DOE2000 initiative.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics or computer

science. A strong background in computational optimization and tool

development for scientific computing applications is required. This

project is interdisciplinary in nature, interfacing with efforts in

linear algebra, computational differentiation, scientific computing

tools, and large-scale simulation of physical processes.

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division has an outstanding

computational environment that includes the facilities of the newly

established Center for Computational Science and Technology. At the

core of the center are scalable parallel computers, a distributed

supercomputing laboratory, and a virtual environments laboratory. For

further information, see http://www.mcs.anl.gov/.

Argonne is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the

advantages of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the

cultural attractions of the city.

Resumes should be addressed to Walter McFall, Box mcs-127104, Employment

and Placement, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne,

IL 60439, and must include a resume and the names and addresses of three

references. The positions are available immediately; applications will be

accepted until the position is filled. For electronic submission of

applications, please send e-mail to griffin@mcs.anl.gov. For further

inquiries, contact Jorge More' (more@mcs.anl.gov) or Steve Wright

(wright@mcs.anl.gov).

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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From: Janet Brucker <jbrucker@euclid.ucsd.edu>

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 15:42:47 -0700

**Subject: positions at University of California, San Diego**

S. E. Warschawski Assistant Professorship:

the S. E. Warschawski Assistant Professorship is a special two-year

position. The nine-month salary is $44,000. Candidates (of any age)

should possess a recent Ph.D. degree (received no earlier than 1995)

in Mathematics or expect to receive one prior to July 1998.

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professorship:

subject to budgetary considerations, one assistant (tenure track) or

associate (tenured) professorship may become open in July, 1998. Salary

and level of appointment based on qualifications and UC pay scale. All

areas of specialization will be considered, but preference will be given

to Scientific Computation. Selection will be based primarily on

demonstrated research achievement. Teaching experience is desirable.

To apply for either or both positions, please submit your placement file

including vitae and publications, and arrange for three letters of

reference to be sent to the "Faculty Search Committee", Department of

Mathematics, 0112, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive,

La Jolla, California 92093-0112. Please indicate primary research area

(field and #) using the AMS Mathematical Review Classification List. All

applications received by January 2, 1998 will receive thorough

consideration. All supporting material must be received no later than

January 9, 1998. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act

of 1986, individuals offered employment by the University of California

will be required to show documentation to prove identity and authorization

to work in the United States before hiring can occur. UCSD is an equal

opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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From: George Miel <miel@nevada.edu>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:43:26 -0700

**Subject: position at University of Nevada, Las Vegas**

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will have a tenure-track position

starting fall of 1998 at the assistant professor level in numerical

mathematics with preference given to the area of computational modeling,

high performance computing, and algorithmic and numerical analysis on

scalable parallel processors. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in mathematical

sciences and have demonstrated teaching ability and research potential in

the area of their specialization. Responsibilities include undergraduate a

nd graduate teaching, research publications in refereed journals, and

university and professional service.

Applicants should send an AMS cover sheet, a curriculum vita, three letters

of reference and a cover letter addressed to:

Search Committee for Computational Position

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until a

suitable applicant is selected. University of Nevada, Las Vegas is an

Affirmative Action/Equal Oportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans

and the Disabled are encouraged to apply.

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From: Dr N J Ford <njford@chester.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 12:25:17 +0100

**Subject: Research Studentship Vacancy in Chester UK**

There is a vacancy for a student to work on a project for two/three years

from January 1998 with annual tax-free bursary of GBPounds 5500. The

project involves the analysis of solutions of difference equations which

arise from discrete methods used to solve differential and integral equations.

You will be expected to register for a MPhil or PhD.

Tuition fees will be waived for a student from the European Union.

Candidates should possess a good degree in Mathematics.

Application forms and further information from

Personnel Department, University College Chester, Cheyney Road, Chester CH1

4BJ, UK. Applicants from the UK should enclose A4 stamped envelope. Quote

ref SH/031-97.

Closing date: 24th November 1997

For informal information, contact maths@chester.ac.uk

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From: Michael N. Vrahatis <vrahatis@math.upatras.gr>

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 97 20:11:47 EET

**Subject: position at University of Patras, Greece**

COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS/INFORMATICS RESEARCH POSITION IN PATRAS

The Division of Computational Mathematics and Informatics at the Department

of Mathematics of the University of Patras, Greece, is seeking a scientist

for a 3-year research position under a program funded jointly by the General

Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT) and the European Union.

The candidates for this position should

- have an expertise in one or more of the fields of Computational Mathematics

and Informatics,

- have at least two years of postdoctoral experience,

- reside outside Greece continuously for at least the last two years,

- be able to speak Greek.

More information can be obtained from the GSRT's web site:

http://www.gsrt.gr (in the Announcements)

or by e-mail to vrahatis@math.upatras.gr.

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From: Krister Dackland <Krister.Dackland@cs.umu.se>

Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:33:30 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: position at Umea University, Sweeden**

UMEA UNIVERSITY IN SWEDEN ANNOUNCES A

PROFESSORSHIP OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION

Umea University on the east coast of northern Sweden is a young and

dynamic university with over 22 000 students and 3900 employees.

Education and research cover a wide and comprehensive field. The

University is expanding in research and development in computer

graphics, scientific visualization, and VR technology. The activities

are based on collaboration among various departments at Umea

University, the Center for Educational Technology (CUT), the High-

Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N), and the VRlab.

We have one of Europe's most powerful computer graphics systems,

a Silicon Graphics Onyx2 with two InfiniteReality2 graphics units,

a research laboratory with advanced graphics workstations and VR-

equipment, and a scalable 66-node IBM SP system with 32.5 Gflops/sec.

peak performance.

We now welcome applications for a position as Professor of

Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization (or alternatively a

visiting professor/scientist position) at the Department of Computing

Science. The scientific area is multidisciplinary and wide, ranging

from the development of theories, methods, and tools/environments

to applications for computer graphics and visualization, including

modern VR technology and interactive visual simulation etc.

For further information, please contact Professor Bo Kagstrom, Chairman

of the Department of Computing Science, phone: +46-90-786 54 19,

email: bokg@cs.umu.se. For the complete announcement of the

position, see http://www.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/lediga_tjanster/vre.html.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, copies of degree

certificates, a statement of previous research achievements and

teaching merits, a list of publications, and reprints numbered

according to the list, all in four copies. The application should

be marked dnr 3151-1425-97 and sent to Registrator, Umea University,

S-901 87 Umea, Sweden. Closing date is November 15, 1997.

Most welcome with your application!

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From: Lyle Long <lnl@psu.edu>

Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 14:59:15 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Research Assistantships in fluid dynamics at Penn State**

We expect to have several research assistantships available

in the area of parallel methods for fluid dynamics. These students

would pursue Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering or possibly

in a related engineering department. We have excellent facilities

with a 95-processor SP2, a 16 processor SGI, and tightly clustered

workstations. Our current research includes a wide variety of

topics including simulations of the flow around rotating blades,

turbulent jets, compressible boundary layers, aeroacoustics,

molecular dynamics, and electromagnetics.

Requirements: M.S. degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical

engineering, or other relevant discipline. Must have good background

in compressible, viscous fluid dynamics, partial differential equations,

and finite difference/volume methods. Must also be familiar with

Fortran or c.

Please send resumes and transcripts to:

Dr. Lyle N. Long (lnl@psu.edu)

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

233 Hammond Building

Penn State University

University Park, PA 16802

Relevant web-pages for more information:

Prof. Lyle Long: http://cac.psu.edu/~lnl/

Prof. Phil Morris: http://cac.psu.edu/~pjm/

High Performance Computing Institute: http://www.psu.edu/dept/ihpca/

Rotorcraft Center of Excellence: http://www.psu.edu/dept/rcoe/

Numerically Intensive Comuting Group: http://cac.psu.edu/beatnic/

Penn State University: http://www.psu.edu/

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From: Emmanuel Maitre <maitre@amath.unizh.ch>

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 97 09:18:01 +0100

**Subject: Position in Applied Mathematics at University Zurich-Irchel**

The Institute of Mathematics invites applications for a position in Applied

Mathematics at the associate or full professor level, to start in

September 1998. Preference will be given to candidates in Numerical

Analysis or Algorithmics, but applications from other applied areas are

also welcome.

Candidates are expected to have a strong research record and to be

willing to teach at all university levels.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a list of

publications, and should reach the Dekan der Philosophischen

Fakultat II, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190,

CH-8057 Zurich/Switzerland, before December 31, 1997.

Positions in pure mathematics are also available. Announcements can be found

on http://www.math.unizh.ch/

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From: Scientific Computing <sc@sushi.st.usm.edu>

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 09:54:27 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Graduate Assistantships Available at Univ of Southern Mississippi**

Scientific Computing Graduate Assistantships

Doctoral Program in Scientific Computing

The University of Southern Mississippi

Box 10057

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0057

e-mail: Scientific.Computing@usm.edu

Applications are invited for several graduate assistantships in the Doctoral

Program in Scientific Computing. We seek qualified students with a Master's

degree in a physical, mathematical, computational, or computer science.

Exceptional candidates with a Bachelor's degree may also be considered. The

University of Southern Mississippi's (USM's) Ph.D. program in Scientific

Computing began in 1991 at the Stennis Space Center (SSC), and now is

located also at the main USM campus in Hattiesburg. Courses are taught, and

students find research advisors at both sites. SSC provides students access

to researchers (and adjunct USM faculty) at the Naval Research Laboratory,

the Naval Oceanographic Office, NASA, NOAA, and EPA. In addition, one of

four national Major Shared Resource Centers with large parallel and vector

supercomputers is located at the Naval Oceanographic Office. Students are

eligible for either research or teaching assistantships with stipends of

$1000 per month plus tuition. Three of the teaching assistantships are

funded through USM's NASA Space Grant program and require U.S. citizenship.

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From: Deborah Poulson <poulson@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 97 14:16:42 -0500

**Subject: SIREV Volume 39, Issue 4 Table of Contents**

From Deborah Poulson, Production Editor SIAM Review

Volume 39, Number 4, December 1997

CONTENTS

ARTICLES

Of Stable Marriages and Graphs, and Strategy and Polytopes

Michel Balinski and Guillaume Ratier

A Survey of Combinatorial Gray Codes

Carla Savage

Interference Effects in Computation

Willard L. Miranker

On the Gibbs Phenomenon and Its Resolution

David Gottlieb and Chi-Wang Shu

Engineering and Economic Applications of Complementarity Problems

M. C. Ferris and J. S. Pang

CASE STUDY FROM INDUSTRY

Process Modeling in Resin Transfer Molding as a Method to Enhance

Product Quality

W. K. Chui, J. Glimm, F. M. Tangerman, A. P. Jardie, J. S. Madsen, T.

M. Donnellan, and R. Leek

CLASSROOM NOTES

Geometry and Convergence for Euler's and Halley's Methods

A. Melman

Initialization of the Simplex Algorithm: An Artificial-Free Approach

H. Arsham

Finding the Center of a Circular Starting Line in an Ancient Greek

Stadium

Chris Rorres and David Gilman Romano

Stability Considerations for Numerical Methods

Johnny Snyder

PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

BOOK REVIEWS

Dynamics and Modelling of Ocean Waves (G. J. Komen, L. Cavaleri, M.

Donelan, K. Hasselmann, S. Hasselmann, and P. E. A. M. Janssen),

Sen-Huei Chen

The Transforms and Applications Handbook (Alexander D. Poularikas,

Editor), Lokenath Debnath

Maple: A Comprehensive Introduction (Roy Nicolaides and Noel

Walkington), Patrick Fitzpatrick

Probability Theory and Combinatorial Optimization (J. Michael Steel),

Alan Frieze

An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Inverse Problems

(Andreas Kirsch), Charles Groetsch

Handbook of Numerical Analysis. Vol. IV. Finite Element Methods

(Part 2) and Numerical Methods for Solids (Part 2) (P. G. Ciarlet and

J. L. Lions), Weimin Han

Functional Analytic Methods for Partial Differential Equations (Hiroki

Tanabe), R. Bruce Kellogg

Perturbation Theory in Mathematical Programming and Its Applications

(Evgenij S. Levitin), Wu Li

Numerical Solutions for Partial Differential Equations: Problem

Solving Using Mathematics (Victor G. Ganzha and Evgenii V.

Vorozhtsov), Biyue Liu

Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics (Joel H. Ferziger and Milovan

Peric), K. W. Morton

On Spectral Theory of Elliptic Operators (Yuri Egorov and Vladimir

Kondratiev), Martin Schechter

Table of Integrals, Series, and Products (I. S. Gradshteyn and I. M.

Ryzik), Joseph J. Shirron

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

LATER EDITIONS

CHRONICLE

AUTHOR INDEX

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From: tschoban <tschoban@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 97 14:30:23 -0500

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Computing**

Volume 26, Number 6, DECEMBER 1997

CONTENTS

The Random Adversary: A Lower-Bound Technique for Randomized Parallel

Algorithms

Philip D. MacKenzie

Reconfiguring Arrays with Faults Part I: Worst-Case Faults

Richard J. Cole, Bruce M. Maggs, and Ramesh K. Sitaraman

Matrix Searching with the Shortest-Path Metric

John Hershberger and Subhash Suri

Randomized O(M(|V|)) Algorithms for Problems in Matching Theory

Joseph Cheriyan

Maximum Agreement Subtree in a Set of Evolutionary Trees: Metrics and

Efficient Algorithms

Amihood Amir and Dmitry Keselman

The Union of Convex Polyhedra in Three Dimensions

Boris Aronov, Micha Sharir, and Boaz Tagansky

Star Unfolding of a Polytope with Applications

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Boris Aronov, Joseph O'Rourke, and Catherine A.

Schevon

Computing Envelopes in Four Dimensions with Applications

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Boris Aronov, and Micha Sharir

A Spectral Technique for Coloring Random 3-Colorable Graphs

Noga Alon and Nabil Kahale

A Fast Algorithm for the Computation and Enumeration of Perfect

Phylogenies

Sampath Kannan and Tandy Warnow

Fault-Tolerant Meshes with Small Degree

Jehoshua Bruck, Robert Cypher, and Ching-Tien Ho

On Translational Motion Planning of a Convex Polyhedron in 3-Space

Boris Aronov and Micha Sharir

Author Index

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From: Oleg Burdakov <Oleg.Burdakov@cerfacs.fr>

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 20:38:08 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)

Volume 8, Number 1 (October, 1997)

S. Schleiff and H. Schwetlick

Characterization and computation of period doubling points by minimally

extended systems

1-24

A. Friedlander, M.A. Gomes-Ruggiero, D.N. Kozakevich, J.M. Martinez

and S.A. Santos

Solving nonlinear systems of equations by means of quasi-Newton

methods with a nonmonotone strategy

25-51

B. Christianson, A. Davies, L.C.W. Dixon, R. Roy and P. Van der Zee

Giving reverse differentiation a helping hand

53-67

J. Zhang, Z. Ma and S. Xu

An algorithm for inverse minimum spanning tree problem

69-84

Complete table of contents for the journal OMS, forthcoming papers:

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

Instructions for authors, subscription information, free sample copies:

http://www.gbhap.com:80/journals/191/191-top.htm

Latex style files:

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

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