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

- Pankov Awarded Kyrgyzstani State Prize
- Need Help With SPLP Under g77
- New Book on Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
- New Section for Optimization Methods and Software
- Change of Address for Scott Lett
- Change of Address for David L. Brown
- Computational Analysis and Applications Web Page
- NICONET Newsletter
- NICONET Workshop
- Optimization Workshop in Rio de Janeiro
- Surface Approximation and Visualisation Conference
- Performance Modeling Workshop
- Workshop on Parallel Symbolic Computation
- Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar
- Postdoctoral Position at Sandia National Laboratories
- Faculty Position at the University Bonn, Germany
- Position at RWTH Aachen
- Position of Director, CERCA
- Postdoctoral Position at Oxford University
- Lectureship at University of Leicester
- Faculty Position at University of Tuebingen
- Contents, BIT
- Contents, Constructive Approximation

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

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

From: Vladik Kreinovich <vladik@cs.utep.edu>

Date: Sat, 5 Sep 98 15:53:57 MDT

**Subject: Pankov Awarded Kyrgyzstani State Prize**

Pavel S. Pankov, one of the pioneers of interval computations

in the former Soviet Union, has been awarded the 1998

Kyrgyzstani Science and Technique State Prize.

This prize was awarded jointly to him and to A. A. Borubaev,

the President of Kyrgyz State National University, for their work

on "Developing of theory of topological spaces and its applications

by analytical and computer methods"; this includes Pankov's work

on validating computations in constructive metrical spaces and

computer motion in abstract topological spaces.

The information about this and other honors has been added to the

Honors page of the Interval Computations website

http://cs.utep.edu/interval-comp

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

From: Jim Van Zandt <jrv@vanzandt.mv.com>

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 14:55:20 -0400

**Subject: Need Help With SPLP Under g77**

I am trying to package the sparse linear programming subroutine SPLP,

from the SLATEC library at netlib, for Debian Linux. I started with

the collection of code returned by "echo send splp from slatec | mail

netlib@netlib.bell-labs.com", uncommented the lines in src/i1mach.f

and src/r1mach.f relevant to the IBM PC, and compiled with the GNU

FORTRAN compiler, g77. Unfortunately, it declares all problems,

including the example in the source code, to be infeasible.

This program has been in use long enough (written in '81, last revised

in '93) that I am more inclined to suspect the compiler than the code.

I have experimented with compiler options (like -fonetrip to force DO

loops to be executed at least once) to no avail.

If anyone else has SPLP running under g77, and can give me some

pointers, I would be grateful.

- Jim Van Zandt

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

From: Luigi Brugnano <brugnano@pontedera.pisoft.it>

Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 10:01:35 +0200

**Subject: New Book on Numerical Methods for Differential Equations**

We would like to announce the book

SOLVING DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS BY MULTISTEP

INITIAL AND BOUNDARY VALUE METHODS

Luigi Brugnano and Donato Trigiante

Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1998

418+xv pages, ISBN: 90-5699-107-8

The book deals with multistep methods for the numerical solution of

differential problems, both in the classical approach as initial value

methods and in the more recent approach as boundary value methods (BVMs).

The book is structured in three parts: the first part is devoted to the

essential mathematical tools; the second part concerns special families

of methods and their applicability to different kinds of problems;

finally, the third part deals with the implementation of the methods.

The book is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students with

a computational focus as well as for researchers in the field of numerical

methods for differential problems. The large number of examples also makes

the book appealing for engineers and those interested in applications.

A code based on BVMs can be found at

http://www.dm.uniba.it/mazzia/ode/readme.html

Contents

Part I : 1. Differential Equations

2. Linear Difference Equations with Constant Coefficients

3. Polynomials and Toeplitz Matrices

4. Numerical Methods for Initial Value Problems

Part II : 5. Generalized Backward Differentiation Formulae

6. Generalized Adams Methods

7. Symmetric Schemes

8. Hamiltonian Problems

9. Boundary Value Problems

Part III: 10. Mesh Selection Strategies

11. Block BVMs

12. Parallel Implementation of B2VMs

13. Extensions and Applications to Special Problems

Appendix: A. Matrices

B. Answers to the Exercises

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

From: Oleg Burdakov <burdakov@ime.unicamp.br>

Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 16:35:51 -0300 (EST)

**Subject: New Section for Optimization Methods and Software**

We are happy to announce a new section "Optimization Software" for our

journal "Optimization Methods and Software" (OMS). The section will be

edited by Tamas Terlaky.

The objectives of the new section are: to facilitate high level

software developments; to inform the optimization community about these

new developments; to make codes available to the optimization

community, and, to develop new ideas and new optimization software

tools. The software section of OMS will publish papers that

scientifically document novel programs and software packages

appropriate to solving optimization problems, or that describe

components in more complex software.

Each paper will be refereed to ensure: novelty, quality of

presentation, availability of software and potential to meet the needs

of the optimization community. The software section will publish papers

in the following three categories: primary papers of 10-15 pages,

which describe a class of problems, the methodology to solve such

problems and document the implantation and the power of the authors

software package; survey papers of 15-20 pages which survey and

evaluate the available software packages for a class of optimization

problems, and, short communications of 5-10 pages, which document

specific improvements in methodology or implantation technology of an

important algorithmic element of optimization software.

In addition to the standards as title, authors names and address

(including e-mail), abstracts and keywords, each paper should include a

clear definition of the problem class, exploring methodology and

implementation documentation, test set definition and evaluation,

relevant literature, and, where appropriate, information on how to

obtain the software and whether it is public domain or

(semi)commercial.

Software that is related to papers published in the software section of

OMS and made publicly available by the authors will be included in the

OMS collection of optimization software. Upon agreement, this software

will be published on the OMS-CD together with the written paper.

Papers and software for the OMS software section, preferably based on

Windows PC, HP, Sun UNIX or LINUX standards, should be submitted

directly to the software editor to the following address:

Tamas Terlaky

Faculty ITS/TWI/SSOR

Delft University of Technology

Mekelweg 4

NL-2628 Delft

The Netherlands

Tel: 31-(0)15- 2782547

Fax: 31-(0)15- 2787255

e-mail: t.terlaky@twi.tudelft.nl

WWW: http//www.twi.tudelft.nl/people/Staf/T.Terlaky.html

http://ssor.twi.tudelft.nl/~terlaky/

Latex style files:

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

http://www.ime.unicamp.br/~burdakov/STYLES/

Instructions for authors, subscription information, free sample copies:

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

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

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

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

http://www.ime.unicamp.br/~burdakov/OMS.contents

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

From: G. Scott Lett <slett@holisticmath.com>

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 17:40:30 -0500

**Subject: Change of Address for Scott Lett**

Dear colleagues:

I have joined the Falcon development team at Amoco. My new coordinates are:

G. Scott Lett

Amoco Petroleum Company

550 Westlake Park Blvd., Room 284WL3

Houston, TX 77079

email: slett@amoco.com or slett@holisticmath.com

url: http://www.holisticmath.com/

Regards,

Scott Lett

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

From: David Brown <dlb@k2.llnl.gov>

Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 10:36:05 -0700

**Subject: Change of Address for David L. Brown**

Dear Colleagues,

Effective immediately, I have moved from Los Alamos to Lawrence Livermore

National Laboratory. My new address, phone numbers and email are:

David L. Brown

Center for Applied Scientific Computing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

P.O. Box 808, L-561

Livermore, CA 94551

Tel: 925-424-3557

Fax: 925-423-2993

Email: dlb@llnl.gov

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

From: George Anastassiou <ANASTASG@msci.memphis.edu>

Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 15:29:20 -600

**Subject: Computational Analysis and Applications Web Page**

The new JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS now has

a web page:

http://www.msci.memphis.edu/~anastasg/anlyjour.htm

Please visit our homepage!

JoCAAA is calling for papers and subscriptions(PLENUM).

First issue due to 1-1-99.

Sincerely Yours

George Anastassiou

Editor in-Chief JoCAAA

University of Memphis

Memphis,TN,USA.

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From: Ad van den Boom <a.j.w.v.d.boom@ele.tue.nl>

Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 16:47:42 +0000

**Subject: NICONET Newsletter**

The four year thematic network project NICONET on Numerics in

Control, which is part of the specific European Community programme

on Industrial and Applied technologies (BRITE EURAM III), started in

January 1998 and is executed by the European Working Group on

Software WGS.

Detailed information on NICONET and on developments of the numerical

subroutine library for control and systems theory SLICOT, can be

found at the website:

http://www.win.tue.nl/wgs/niconet.html

WGS has recently issued the first NICONET Newsletter; its contents are:

1. Editorial

2. New SLICOT standards for parallel machines and nonlinear systems

3. The SLICOT benchmark library

4. SLICOT tools for basic control

5. SLICOT tools for model reduction

6. SLICOT tools for subspace identification

7. SLICOT tools for robust control

8. SLICOT tools for nonlinear systems in robotics

9. NICONET information corner

The NICONET Newsletter can be accessed through the website mentioned

above or can be ordered at the WGS secretariat:

Mrs. Ida Tassens

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Dept. of Electrical Engineering (ESAT-SISTA)

Kardinaal Mercierweg 94

3001 Leuven-Heverlee BELGIUM

email: ida.tassens@esat.kuleuven.ac.be

phone: + 32 16 32 17 09

fax: + 32 16 32 19 70

Dr. Ad van den Boom

EE Dept., Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven, Netherlands

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From: Ad van den Boom <a.j.w.v.d.boom@ele.tue.nl>

Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 16:47:42 +0000

**Subject: NICONET Workshop**

The First NICONET WORKSHOP on NUMERICAL SOFTWARE IN CONTROL ENGINEERING

Friday, December 4, 1998

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.

First Announcement and Call for Posters

This workshop organized by the European Numerics in Control thematic Network

(NICONET) aims to bring together engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists

and practitioners from industry and academol and their implementation and use

in industrial practice.

Recent advances will be discussed about the use of numerical software libraries

specially designed for solving systems and control engineering problems in a

numerically reliable and efficient way. Th extensively discussed, as well as

its future, comprising parallel versions and practically oriented benchmarks.

Especially for large-scale, computer-intensive control problems and real-time

applicatvement.

Chairpersons: Vicente Hernandez (local organizer) and Sabine Van Huffel

(project coordinator).

Organizing Committee: T. Backx, P. Benner, A. van den Boom, D. Coppens,

A. Coville, F. Delebecque, D.W. Gu, S. Hammarling, B. Kogstrom, M. Konstantinov,

V. Mehrmann, A. Moner, P. Petkov, V. Sima

Registration Information:

To the attention of Prof. Vicente Hernandez at the workshop secretariat

- By Fax: 34-96-3877359

- By Mail: Departamento de Sistemas Informaticos y Computacion,

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Camino de Vera s/n,

Valencia 46071

SPAIN

- By Phone:34-96-3877356

- By WWW: http://www-copa.dsic.upv.es/niconet/wshopSLICOT/register.html

- By e-mail: vhernand@dsic.upv.es

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

From: Mikhail Solodov <solodov@Solodov.impa.br>

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 17:29:10 -0300

**Subject: Optimization Workshop in Rio de Janeiro**

WORKSHOP ON CONTINUOUS OPTIMIZATION

Rio de Janeiro, June 21-26, 1999

First Announcement

A workshop on Continuous Optimization will take place in

Rio de Janeiro at the Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)

on June 21-26, 1999. Topics include both linear and nonlinear

programming. Emphasis will be on new theoretical developments in

these areas. The following plenary speakers have already confirmed

their attendance:

A. Auslender (Univ. of Paris)

D. Butnariu (Univ. of Haifa)

J. Eckstein (Rutgers Univ.)

M. Fukushima (Kyoto Univ.)

J. Judice (Univ. of Coimbra)

C. Gonzaga (Univ. of Santa Catarina)

C. Humes (Sao Paulo Univ.)

A. Iusem (IMPA)

C. Kanzow (Univ. of Hamburg)

J.M. Martinez (Campinas Univ.)

Y. Nesterov (Univ. of Louvaine)

F. Potra (Univ. of Iowa)

M. Raydan (Univ. Central de Venezuela)

T.R. Rockafellar (Univ. of Washington)

M. Solodov (IMPA)

B. Svaiter (IMPA)

M. Teboulle (Tel Aviv Univ.)

P. Tseng (Univ. of Washington)

In addition to the plenary talks, a limited number of contributed

presentations will be accepted. Authors should submit abstracts

(either printed or by electronic mail; see addresses below) not later

than February 28, 1999. Acceptance will be confirmed before April 1,

1999. The workshop will have no simultaneous sessions, and daily

sessions, in principle, will not exceed six hours, leaving ample

time for informal discussions.

IMPA will take care of hotel reservations for those

interested. Details will be provided in future announcements.

All correspondence related to the workshop must be

addressed to:

WORKSHOP ON CONTINUOUS OPTIMIZATION

IMPA

Estrada Dona Castorina 110

Jardim Botanico

Rio de Janeiro CEP 22460-320

Brazil

electronic mail: optim@impa.br

FAX: (55)-(21)529-5129

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

More information on Rio de Janeiro, lodging, transportation

from the airport, etc. can be found in the IMPA homepage:

http://www.impa.br and its links (look for "Conferencias e workshops").

Additional information on Optimization activities at IMPA can be

found in http://www.impa.br/~optim/. At a later date, further

information about the workshop will also be made available at this address.

On June 28-30, 1999, a workshop on Interior Point Methods

for Optimization will take place in Florianopolis,

at the University of Santa Catarina (South of Brazil). Some of the

plenary speakers attending the IMPA workshop will also participate

in the Florianopolis meeting. Participants interested in

attending this meeting too, should contact Dr. Clovis Gonzaga

at clovis@mtm.ufsc.br

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From: Shayne Waldron <approx@math.auckland.ac.nz>

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 10:07:47 +1200 (NZST)

**Subject: Surface Approximation and Visualisation Conference**

The New Zealand Approximation Theory Group is pleased to announce our

first conference (see details below)

http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/Conferences/NZATG-2-1999/

We hope that many of you will be able to attend.

Regards (the organisers)

Rick Beatson, Keith Unsworth, Shayne Waldron

Surface Approximation and Visualisation

15-18 February 1999

at

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand

Organising committee

* Rick Beatson (University of Canterbury)

* Keith Unsworth (Lincoln University)

* Shayne Waldron (University of Auckland)

The topic Surface Approximation and Visualisation will be interpreted

broadly and we expect participants with interests covering the

spectrum from Approximation Theory, through Numerical Analysis and

Computer Aided Geometric Design, to those whose main interest is

applications (e.g., data mining and geophysics). We plan to allocate

lots of time without lectures for informal interactions, including a

conference trip to Hanmer Springs thermal area. Currently confirmed

speakers include:

B. Barsky (Berkeley), N. Dyn (Tel Aviv), R. Goldman (Rice),

M. Hegland (Canberra), S. L. Lee (Singapore), T. Lyche (Oslo),

D. Leviatan (Tel Aviv), A. Pinkus (Technion),

R. Schaback (Gottingen), L. L. Schumaker (Vanderbilt)

Electronic registration is now available.

Note $NZ 1 = $US 0.50 (approx)

1. Registration fee $NZ 140, students $NZ 100.

2. Hostel accomodation $NZ 38 per night

3. Motel (double room) $NZ 79 per night

4. Hanmer Springs Excursion $NZ 32

Please register as soon as possible to help us with our planning. The

organising committee can be contacted by e-mailing

approx@math.auckland.ac.nz

or via the conference homepage (address below).

The organisers gratefully acknowledge some support from the New Zealand

Mathematical Society, Auckland University, University of Canterbury and

Lincoln University.

http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/Conferences/NZATG-2-1999

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From: Subhash Saini <saini@nas.nasa.gov>

Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 19:07:21 -0700

**Subject: Performance Modeling Workshop**

First NASA Workshop on Performance-Engineered Information Systems

Sponsored by

Numerical Aerospace Simulation Systems Division

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, California, USA

September 28-29, 1998

Invited Speakers:

Adve, Vikram (Rice University)

Bagrodia, Rajive (University of California, Los Angeles)

Becker, Monique (Institute Nationale des Tele. FRANCE)

Berman, Francine (University of California, San Diego)

Browne, James C. (University of Texas)

Darema, Frederica (U.S. National Science Foundation-CISE)

Dongarra, Jack (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Feiereisen, Bill (NASA Ames Research Center)

Fox, Geoffrey (Syracuse University)

Gannon, Dennis (Indiana University)

Gerasoulis, Apostolos (Rutgers University)

Gunther, Neil J. (Performance Dynamics Company)

Hayes, Tony (University of Southampton UK)

Hollingsworth, Jeff (University of Maryland)

Jain, Raj (Ohio State University)

Keahy, Kate (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Mackenzie, Lewis M. (University of Glasgow, Scotland UK)

McCalpin, John (Silicon Graphics)

Menasce, Daniel A. (George Mason University)

Nudd, Graham (University of Warwick UK)

Reed, Dan (University of Illinois)

Saltz, Joel (University of Maryland)

Simmons, Margaret (San Diego Supercomputer Center)

Vernon, Mary (University of Wisconsin)

Topics include:

- Performance-by-design techniques for high-performance distributed

information systems

- Large transients in packet-switched and circuit-switched networks

- Workload characterization techniques

- Integrated performance measurement, analysis, and prediction

- Performance measurement and modeling in IPG

- Performance models for threads and distributed objects

- Application emulators and simulation models

- Performance prediction engineering of Information Systems including IPG

- Performance characterization of scientific and engineering applications

of interest to NASA, DoE, DoD, and industry

- Scheduling tools for performance prediction of parallel programs

- Multi-resolution simulations for large-scale I/O-intensive applications

- Capacity planning for Web performance: metrics, models, and methods

Technical Inquiries: Dr. Subhash Saini, saini@nas.nasa.gov, (650) 604-4343

All Other Inquiries: Marcia Redmond, redmond@nas.nasa.gov, (650) 604-4373

Registration: Advanced registration is required.

Registration Fee: NONE.

Registration Deadlines: Friday, September 18, 1998

There will be no onsite registration.

Contact: Send registration information and direct questions to

Marcia Redmond, redmond@nas.nasa.gov, (650) 604-4373.

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

From: David Hoffman <david@msri.org>

Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 10:59:36 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Workshop on Parallel Symbolic Computation**

Workshop on Parallel Symbolic Computation

October 1-3, 1998

Program Schedule

We are organizing a workshop on parallel symbolic computation, to

be held October 1-3 at the Mathematical Science Research Institute,

which is near the campus of the University of California, Berkeley,

CA, USA. The workshop will involve approximately 50 mathematicians,

computer scientists and scientific users of symbolic computing

tools. We will explore the state of the art in symbolic computing,

including algorithms and computer techniques, with an emphasis on

parallel, high performance computer systems. The workshop is supported

by MSRI and NERSC (www.nersc.gov).

For up-to-date program information, as well as a complete list of

other workshops and conferences at MSRI, see MSRI's website,

http://www.msri.org, in particular

http://www.msri.org/activities/events/9899

Program Committee:

David H Bailey NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; Berkeley, CA, USA

Daniel R Grayson University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Urbana, IL, USA

Alyson Reeves Center for Computing Sciences; Bowie, MD, USA

Nobuki Takayama Kobe University; Kobe, Japan

Scientific Content:

This workshop is inspired by the rapidly increasing requirements for

symbolic computing tools by scientists, and the recognition that

computing platforms, from desktop systems to supercomputers, are

rapidly moving to parallel designs.

It is a common experience of many users of symbolic computing

software that some of these computations can take enormous amounts

of run time. Thus symbolic computing is definitely an area that

could benefit from the potential of highly parallel computing. On

the other hand, the field of high performance computing stands to

benefit from the unique perspective of symbolic computing, with its

distinctive algorithms, sophisticated data structures and advanced user

interfaces. This meeting will promote the needed cross-fertilization

between these disciplines.

The specific objectives of the meeting are as follows:

1.Determine the requirements for current and future symbolic

computing tools, from the viewpoint of some scientists who actually

use such software.

2.Assess the current state of symbolic computing tools, particularly

on parallel computing platforms.

3.Identify the conceptual, algorithm and software challenges that

need to be solved to permit the deployment of effective symbolic

computing tools on the high performance computing platforms of

the future.

Speakers:

Jon Borwein, "High Performance Symbolic Computing: A Mathematician's

Perspective"

David Bailey, "Finding New Math and Physics Identities Using Symbolic

and Numeric Computations"

Kathy Yelick, "Grobner Bases on Parallel Computers"

Petr Lisonek, "Simplification of Expressions in a Computer Algebra System"

Alan Edelman, "MIT Matlab"

Anthony Kennedy, "Expressing the Symmetry of Parallel Computers and

Physical Problems Using a Categorical Language"

Bruce Char, "MAPLE Five Years from Now"

Laurent Bernadin, "MAPLE on a Massively Parallel Computer"

Guang Gao, "Symbolic Computing on a Multi-Threaded Architecture"

Gene Cooperman, "Task-Oriented Parallel C"

Erich Kaltofen, "Massively parallel algorithms in symbolic computing"

Michael Monagan, "What Is Wrong with Current Symbolic Systems"

Stephen Watt, "Parallel AXIOM"

Hirokazu Murao, "Parallel Sparse Multivariate Polynomial Interpolation"

Fabrice Rouillier, "Grobner Bases, Linear Algebra and Parallel Computers"

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

From: Jim Dukelow <jim.dukelow@pnl.gov>

Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 19:28:08 -0700

**Subject: Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar**

PNWNAS 1998

Twelfth Annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar

October 10, 1998

Consolidated Information Center

Washington State University -- Tri-Cities Campus

Richland, Washington

We are pleased to announce that PNWNAS 1998, the Twelfth Annual

Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar will be hosted by the

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Washington State

University Tri-Cities campus. It will be held in the conference

facilities of the new Consolidated Information Center (CIC) on the

WSU-TC campus.

The CIC houses the combined libraries of WSU-TC and the Hanford Site

Technical Library. The traditional optional banquet following the meeting

will be held in the dining room of the CIC.

CONFERENCE TIME AND LOCATION:

October 10, 1997

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Consolidated Information Center

WSU-TC campus

Richland, WA

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

William Kahan - UC Berkeley, floating point implementation issues

Harold Trease - Los Alamos National Laboratory, automated mesh

generation

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Janet Jones-Oliveira -- PNNL, fluid-structure interaction

Yves Nievergelt -- EWU, Computing Geodetic Coordinates in Space

Vladimir Korolev -- PNNL (formerly Moscow Engineering-Physical

Institute), development of a reactor accident analysis code

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Bob Lewis, WSU-TC

Jim Dukelow, Battelle/PNNL

Joel Malard, Battelle/PNNL

QUESTIONS?

Registration Deadline: October 2, 1998

For information regarding the conference agenda:

Jim Dukelow

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

P.O.Box 999; MS K8-37

Richland, WA 99352

Voice: (509) 372-4074

E-mail: jim.dukelow@pnl.gov

Fax: (509) 372-4439

Regarding conference registration and logistics:

Sara Eskildsen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

P.O. Box 999; MS K1-87

Richland, WA 99352

Voice: (509) 375-6327

Email: sara.eskildsen@pnl.gov

Fax: (509) 375-6631

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From: James R. Stewart <jrstewa@sandia.gov>

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 14:08:48 -0600

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Sandia National Laboratories**

A pending or recent PhD graduate is sought for a position as Postdoctoral

Fellow in the Advanced Software Environments Department at Sandia National

Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. This Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute

in the area of finite element adaptivity for a wide variety of applications

in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Responsibilites will include implementing

and testing new a posteriori error estimators and adaptive strategies in

parallel CFD codes at Sandia. Background and experience in finite element

analysis, finite volume analysis, a posteriori error estimation, and/or

adaptivity is required. Knowledge of the C or C++ programming language

is desirable, as is experience in parallel computing. A PhD in engineering

or computer science is required.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow, he or she will interface with researchers in

academia as well as an outstanding team of Sandians. Research will be

performed in adaptive analyses of large-scale fluid mechanics problems

such as incompressible flows for manufacturing processes, free and moving

boundary flows, high Reynolds number flows, etc. In addition, the

Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to document and publish results.

Sandia offers a variety of computing platforms, including the 9000-processor

Intel Teraflops computer.

This position is available immediately and currently is for one year;

however, it is likely that the duration will be extended. Interested

persons should submit a resume including names and addresses of three

references to (electronic submissions will be accepted):

James R. Stewart

Sandia National Laboratories

Dept. 9121, MS 0828

Albuquerque, NM 87185-0828

jrstewa@sandia.gov

Sandia National Labs is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram

laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary

Lockheed Martin

Corporation, with locations in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug-free workplace. U.S. Citizenship is

normally required.

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

From: Gerhard Zumbusch <zumbusch@iam.uni-bonn.de>

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 10:45:15 +0200 (MSZ)

**Subject: Faculty Position at the University Bonn, Germany**

Am Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik der

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultaet der Rheinischen

Friedrich-Wilhems-Universitaet Bonn ist eine

Professur (C4)

(Nachfolge Prof. Leis)

fuer mathemische Methoden der Physik zum Wintersemster 1998/99 zu

besetzen. Mitarbeit im SFB 256 "Nichtlineare partielle

Differentialgleichungen" wird angeboten.

Bewerbungen sind zu richten an den Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe

Mathematik/Informatik, Beringstr. 4, 53115 Bonn, bis zum

15. September 1998

vollstaendige Ausschreibung unter

http://wwwwissrech.iam.uni-bonn.de/info/jobs/leis.html

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From: Siegfried Mueller <mueller@igpm.RWTH-Aachen.DE>

Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 16:41:23 +0100

**Subject: Position at RWTH Aachen**

Am Institut fuer Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik der RWTH Aachen ist

innerhalb des Sonderforschungsbereichs 401 eine Stelle als

wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in)

ab sofort zu vergeben (Verguetung: BAT IIa/2).

Im Rahmen dieses Projektes soll ein Gittergenerator fuer umstroemte flexible

Strukturen (z.B. Tragfluegel) entwickelt werden. Dazu soll auf der Basis von

B--Spline Techniken ein blockstrukturiertes Konzept entworfen und in C++

implementiert werden.

Fundierte Kenntnisse in der numerischen Mathematik sind Voraussetzung fuer

eine erfolgreiche Bewerbung.

Bewerbungen bitten wir an

Prof.Dr.W.Dahmen,

Institut fuer Geometrie und

Praktische Mathematik,

RWTH Aachen,

Templergraben 55,

52056 Aachen

zu richten.

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From: CERCA <chantal@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 12:43:43 -0400

**Subject: Position of Director, CERCA**

Position of Director

CERCA (Center for Research on Computation and its Applications)

CERCA is a Quebec "Centre de liaison et de transfert" created in 1992. Its

main objective is to intensify technology transfer from universities to

industry through the regrouping of scientists in Quebec who use numerical

methods for scientific applications related to computational fluid dynamics

and chemistry.

Duties

- Development of CERCA policies and strategic planning;

- development of partnerships with industry;

- promotion of the activities of CERCA with the university, industry and

government communities;

- responsibility for the scientific activities and identification of

qualified researchers;

- administrative and financial management and, in particular, preparation

of budgets.

Criteria

- A good grasp of applied scientific computation;

- ability to develop a scientific program directed towards technology

transfer between CERCA and industry;

- ability to generate industrial interest in CERCA activities;

- ability to supervise and motivate researchers and to create a good

synergy between CERCA teams;

- ability to promote the achievements of CERCA;

- experience in research or in research management;

- working knowledge of French.

Interested persons are invited to submit their candidacy at the latest on

October 1, 1998 to:

Dr. Andr=E9 Biron, Associate Director

5160, D=E9carie Blvd., Suite 400

Montr=E9al (Qu=E9bec) Canada H3X 2H9

Fax: (514) 369-3881

biron @cerca.umontreal.ca

http://www.cerca.umontreal.ca

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From: Nick Trefethen <lnt@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 09:59:04 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Oxford University**

A three-year EPSRC-funded postdoctoral position is available on

the subject of numerical simulation of fluid flow in a circular

pipe and study of associated questions of transition to turbulence.

Our numerical computations will be carried out in tandem with

experimental work on the same problem by the group of Prof. Tom

Mullin, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester.

The deadline for applications is October 18, 1998. For details see

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/people/nick.trefethen.html.

Nick Trefethen, Oxford University

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From: Will Light <W.Light@math.canterbury.ac.nz> (till 11/98)

Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 11:49:40 +1200 (NZST)

**Subject: Lectureship at University of Leicester**

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

ENGLAND

Lectureship (Grade A/B) in Applied Mathematics

Salary: GBpounds 16,655 -- 29,048.

Applications are invited for a Lectureship (grade A/B) in Applied Mathematics.

Applicants should have a strong research record in any branch of Applied

Mathematics. The Department has a very active research group in Numerical

Analysis and so applications are particularly welcome from mathematicians

whose research interests intersect with this research strength. Areas of

current interest are Approximation Theory, Numerical Solution of Spectral

Problems and Ordinary Differential Equations, and Partial Differential

Equations. The post is tenable from 1st January 1999 or as soon as possible

thereafter. The closing date for applications is 30 October 1998.

Leicester is one of the largest cities in England, and lies almost in the

centre of the country. London, Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester are all about

an hour's travelling distance from the city, and it enjoys excellent road,

rail and air links. The University dates back to 1921, and has a strong

research record in the sciences.

Detailed particulars are available from the following sources:

(i) the Department website: www.mcs.le.ac.uk

(ii) the Personnel Office at the University (Personnel Office, University of

Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, England, Telephone

(0)116 252 2439, Fax (0)116 252 5140)

Candidates are invited, if they so wish, to contact:

Professor Will Light (e-mail pwl@mcs.le.ac.uk)

Dr Mark Ainsworth (e-mail ain@mcs.le.ac.uk),

Dr Jeremy Levesley (e-mail jl1@mcs.le.ac.uk, telephone (0) 116 252 3897)

Dr Marco Marletta (e-mail mm7@mcs.le.ac.uk, telephone (0) 116 252 3899)

who will be pleased to discuss the Lectureship further.

Applications

Applications on the form provided, together with the names and addresses of

three persons to whom reference may be made, should be forwarded to reach

the Personnel Office no later than Friday 30th October.

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From: Gabriela Meyer <meyer@tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de>

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 10:09:23 +0200 (MEST)

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

The Faculty of Physics of the University of Tuebingen invites

applications for a

C4-Professorship for Computational Physics (Chair)

Applicants should have special knowledge and experience in the

development of modern numerical methods and their application on

supercomputers and are expected to participate in the DFG-funded special

research focus on methods and algorithms for simulation of physical

processes on supercomputers (Sonderforschungsbereich 382). Preferred

fields of research (applications) are Theoretical Astrophysics and

General Relativity, but also Plasma Physics, Hydrodynamics and

Statistical Physics.

The candidate is expected to participate in teaching at undergraduate

and graduate levels and to contribute to the development of new courses

on "Scientific Computing". Qualifications for an application are a

doctoral degree, lecturing skills and a record of successful research,

equivalent to the German Habilitation.

The University aims at increasing the share of female faculty members

and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

Applications including CV, a listing of publications, teaching

experience and grants and a brief summary of future research plans

should be sent before October 31, 1998, to:

The Dean, Fakultaet fuer Physik der Universitaet Tuebingen,

Auf der Morgenstelle 10, D 72076 Tuebingen, Germany

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

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 09:29:57 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Contents, BIT**

CONTENTS BIT Volume 38, No. 4 (December 1998)

ISSN 0006-3835

For information to contributers and about subscriptions see

http://math.liu.se/BIT/. Available on the Internet as from 1998,

contact Swets & Zeitlinger at pub@swets.nl

Modifications of the interval-Newton-method with improved

asymptotic efficiency

G. E. ALEFELD, F. A. POTRA, AND W. V\"OLKER pp. 619--635

Krylov sequences of maximal length and convergence of GMRES

M. ARIOLI, V. PT\'AK, AND Z. STRAKOS pp. 636--643

A second order backward difference method with variable steps for

a parabolic problem

J. BECKER pp. 644--662

The maximum order of multistep formula for solving index-2

differential-algebraic equations

Y. CAO AND Q. LI pp. 663--673

On Newton's method for Huber's robust $M$-estimation problems in

linear regression

B. CHEN AND M. C. PINAR pp. 674--684

Current inverse iteration software can fail

I. DHILLON pp. 685--704

Thinning algorithms for scattered data interpolation

M. S. FLOATER AND A. ISKE pp. 705--720

A framework for polynomial preconditioners based on fast transforms II:

PDE applications

S. HOLMGREN AND K. OTTO pp. 721--736

A criterion for $p$-stability properties of Runge-Kutta methods

T. KOTO pp. 737--750

Convergence results for the MATLAB ode23 routine

H. LAMBA AND A. M. STUART pp. 751--780

An efficient rank detection procedure for modifying the ULV decomposition

P. A. YOON AND J. L. BARLOW pp. 781--801

{SCIENTIFIC NOTES}

A note on pseudo-symplectic Runge-Kutta methods.

A. AUBRY AND P. CHARTIER pp. 802--806

A remark on ``A note on constructing a symmetric matrix with specified

diagonal entries and eigenvalues''

K. D. IKRAMOV p. 807

Acknowledgements p. 808

Index pp. 809--812

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From: E. B. Saff <esaff@tarski.math.usf.edu>

Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 12:56:03 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation**

CONSTRUCTIVE APPROXIMATION

CONTENTS

Volume 14 Number 4 1998

A. A. Danielyan and L. A. Rubel

Uniform Approximation by Entire Functions That Are All Bounded on

a Given Set pp. 469-473

I. E. Pritsker and R. S. Varga

Weighted Polynomial Approximation in the Complex Plane pp. 475-492

W. Freeden and M. Schreiner

Orthogonal and Nonorthogonal Multiresolution Analysis, Scale

Discrete and Exact Fully Discrete Wavelet Transform on the Sphere

pp. 493-515

G. Min

Hermite-Fejer Interpolation for Rational Systems pp. 517-529

G. Bhatnagar and M. Schlosser

C_n and D_n Very-Well-Poised 10{phi)9 Transformations pp.531-567

V. N. Temlyakov

Greedy Algorithm and m-Term Trigonometric Approximation

pp. 569-587

E. Gorlich and A. P. Rohs

Bounds for Relative Projection Constants in L^1(-1,1) pp. 589=597

L. Golinskii

Uniform Asymptotics for Second-Kind Ultraspherical Polynomials on

the Unit Circle pp. 599-608

F. Kuijt and R. van Damme

Convexity Preserving Interpolatory Subdivisions Schemes

C. de Boor, R.A. DeVore, and A. Ron

Approximation Orders of FSI Spaces in L_2 (R^d), pp. 631-652

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