NA Digest Sunday, December 6, 1998 Volume 98 : Issue 46

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From: Robert Chan <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 12:29:22 +1300 (NZDT)
Subject: Messages for John Butcher

A note to friends and colleagues of John Butcher:

A symposium in honour of John to mark his retirement from the University
of Auckland will be held from 14th to 16th December, 1998. This event is
part of the ANODE series. Friends and colleagues of John are invited to
send, by 10th December, a short message for John to the email address:
''. The messages will be read at a dinner on the
evening of 14th December, and a suitable compilation of these will be
presented to John afterwards. Details of the symposium are available on
the website:

Robert Chan (on behalf of organizing committee)


From: Jane Cullum <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:06:04 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Change of Address for Jane Cullum

As of November 9th, I have moved to the Linear Solvers Team in
the Scientific Computing Group at the Los Alamos National
Laboratory. If any of you have sent e-mail to me at my previous
IBM e-mail address during the time period October 22nd - to now,
hopefully you can resend it to me at my new e-mail address at
LANL. I apologize for any problems this may have created.

Jane Cullum
CIC-19 (Scientific Computing Group)
MS B256
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545

phone: (505)-665-5382


From: Marlis Hochbruck <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 07:10:19 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Change of Address for Marlis Hochbruck

Dear Colleagues,

my new address is:

Marlis Hochbruck
Mathematisches Institut
Universitaetsstr. 1
D-40225 Duesseldorf

Phone: (+49) (211) 81-12150 (secretary)
(+49) (211) 81-11361
Fax: (+49) (211) 81-11829


From: Wenyu Sun <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 17:52:30 +0800
Subject: Change of Address for Wenyu Sun

Dear NA colleagues,

Recently I moved from Federal University of Parana, Brazil
( to Nanjing Normal University, China
( Please send NA Digest and contact me
to the new address. Thanks a lot.
New address:
Prof. Dr. Wenyu Sun
Dept of Mathematics
Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing 210097

Best regards,
Dr. Wenyu Sun


From: Bob Vanderbei <rvdb@teal.Princeton.EDU>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 18:17:03 -0500
Subject: Java Applets for Teaching Linear Programming


A java applet facilitating simplex pivots:

A java applet facilitating network simplex method pivots:

In the above two applets, users can either enter their own data or let
the applet generate random problems for them. There are several other
applets that "test" the student's knowledge of specific algorithms.
For these applets, the user enters:

a. the number of rows,
b. the number of columns,
c. the number of problems to solve,
d. a seed value for the random number generator,
e. their own email address, and
f. the email address of their course instructor.

With this information, these applets randomly generate the given
number of problems with the given dimensions. After solving the
problems, the student presses a "submit" button and an email message
with the student's "score" is automatically sent to the instructor.
If the instructor tells all the students in the class to use the same
seed value, then all students in the class get the exact same sequence
of problems. The different versions of these applets test different
variants of the simplex method:

a. the simplex method starting from a feasible point,
b. the simplex method starting from an infeasible point using an
artificial variable to treat the infeasibility,
c. the two-phase simplex method,
d. the parametric self-dual simplex method,
e. the network simplex method,
f. etc.

These applets can be found at:

I encourage everyone to experiment with them and I welcome any
feedback you can offer. If you forget the above web addresses, all of
the applets are easy to find from my home page:

and from the web page for my book:

Bob Vanderbei


From: Alessandro Fantoni <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:03:17 +0000
Subject: Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Devices

Dear NA Digest readers,

I wish to announce here the realization of a new software dedicated to the
numerical simulation of semiconductor devices.

Such a program, called ASCA (Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells Analysis), is a
computer program dedicated to the numerical simulation of the internal
electrical behaviour of semiconductor optoelectronic devices, with special
emphasis an amorphous silicon structures. It has been developed with
Lahey77-EM32 Fortran language and runs in DOS environment ASCA can be
freely downloaded at

Kind regards
Alessandro Fantoni


From: Timur Linde <>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 14:33:59 -0600
Subject: Using Regular Meshes on Parallel Computers


Regular Cartesian grids are one of the basics of numerical
analysis, and many of us routinely use them. While it is a
trivial matter to handle these grids on a single processor
computer, a lot more work (mainly message passing) needs
to be done on multiprocessor machines. Since most of this
work can be completely hidden form an algorithm developer,
I would assume that by now there exist a number of general
purpose distributed array libraries that can represent
multidimensional Cartesian grids on parallel computers.
If this is the case, where can I find a well tested and
documented array library that would support high-order
finite-(volume/difference) algorithms?

Thank you,

Timur Linde
The University of Chicago
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Chicago, IL


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 98 13:00:17 -0500
Subject: The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

SIAM will present the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the SIAM Annual
Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, May 12-15, 1999. The award honors the
late Ralph E. Kleinman, a long-time SIAM member and UNIDEL Professor
of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware and director of
the Center for the Mathematics of Waves.


The prize, established in 1998, is awarded to an individual for
outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap
between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level
mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied
problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly
appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements. Any member of
the scientific community who meets the general criteria for the prize
is eligible to receive the prize.

Description of the Award

The prize will consist of a certificate and a cash award of $5,000,
plus reasonable travel expenses.


A letter of nomination, including a curriculum vita and description of
the achievement(s) should be sent by February 15, 1999, to:

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize Selection Committee
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Supporting letters, or names of knowledgeable persons from whom such
letters might be solicited, are also welcome.

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are George Papanicolaou (Stanford
University), Ivar Stakgold (University of Delaware), and Michael
Vogelius, Chair (Rutgers University).


From: Jennifer Zhao <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 09:39:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Numerical Analysis Session at AMS Sectional Meeting

A special session in "Numerical Analysis and Computational Mathematics"
will be held April 10-11, 1999 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For
complete details and on-line registration, please visit


From: Klaus E. Schauser <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 12:28:31 +0000
Subject: Java Grande Conference

ACM 1999 Java Grande Conference
(formerly ACM Workshop on Java for High-Performance Network Computing)
Palo Alto, California, June 12-14, 1999

The Java Grande conference focuses on the use of Java in the broad
area of high-performance computing; including engineering and scientific
applications, simulations, data-intensive applications, and other emerging
application areas that exploit parallel and distributed computing or
combine communication and computing. The conference will be
preceded by a tutorial day and will be followed by the JavaOne
conference, which would enable people to follow the Java Grande
conference with an exposure to the latest in basic Java Technology.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that demonstrate timely
results, technologies, or experiences that are most likely to have impact
on the use of Java in high performance computing systems.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

Java use in parallel and distributed computing
Java frameworks and libraries for high-performance computing
Implementation techniques for Java on high-performance systems
Java numerics and Java extensions for high-performance computing
Java compilation and optimization for high-performance computing
Java development tools and environments for high-performance computing
Java performance and benchmarking


Papers should report new research and should not exceed 5000 words
(approximately 10 pages typeset on 16 point spacing, or 15 typewritten
double-spaced pages). The program committee will review each
submission and select papers based on originality, timeliness, relevance,
and clarity. All accepted papers will be presented at the conference, and
published in the conference proceedings.

Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Please e-mail a Postscript
or PDF copy of your submission to or send
15 hard copies to the program chair. Submissions must be received by
January 15, 1999. Authors will be notified by March 15, 1999.

Authors of accepted papers will be expected to sign a copyright release
form. Proceedings will be distributed at the conference and will
subsequently be available from ACM. Papers published in proceedings
are eligible for subsequent publication in refereed ACM journals at the
discretion of the editor of the particular journal. Papers describing
essentially the same work must not have been published elsewhere or be
simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

People interested in contributing a tutorial (.5 or 1 day) should contact
the program chair by Jan 31, 1999.


Geoffrey C. Fox
Northeast Parallel Architectures Center
Syracuse University
111 College Place
Syracuse, NY 13244-4100
Phone: (315) 443-2163

Klaus Schauser
Parallel Computing Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3926
Fax: (805) 893-8553


Marc Snir
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: (914) 945 3204
Fax: (914) 945 4425


Ronald F Boisvert National Institute of Standards and Technology
Siddhartha Chatterjee The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thorsten von Eicken Cornell University
Zvi Kedem New York University
Tim Lindholm Sun Microsystems
Piyush Mehotra ICASE
Jose Moreira IBM Research
David Padua The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Philippsen The University of Karlsruhe
David Tarditi Microsoft Research
Anne E. Trefethen Numerical Algorithms Group, Ltd.
David W Walker Cardiff University


From: David Silvester <>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 98 17:16:09 GMT
Subject: One Day SIAM Meeting at Imperial College

The next annual meeting of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
section of SIAM will take place at Imperial College, London on
Friday, 8th January, 1999. The meeting will consist of a short (45 minute)
business meeting sandwiched between invited technical talks.

The following speakers have agreed to give a talk.
1. Chris Budd (University of Bath)
2. Charlie Elliott (University of Sussex)
3. Colin Please (University of Southampton)
4. Gil Strang (MIT, incoming SIAM president)
5. Martin Stynes (University of Ireland, Cork).
The full programme is available via

The meeting is open to everyone. The registration fee is 25 pounds
(includes lunch). If you want to come along, please send a message
to John Barrett ( before 21st December.

David Silvester


From: Brigitte Verdonk <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 09:55:09 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference on Rational Approximation


June 6-11, 1999

The conference will focus on rational approximation theory in the broadest
sense, including all computational aspects and applications. Contributions
are welcomed on the subjects of Pade Approximation, Continued Fractions,
Orthogonal Polynomials and Rational Approximation in general. More than in
the past attention will be paid to the development of reliable algorithms
and the use of symbolic techniques.

A. Cuyt (UIA, Antwerp), B. Verdonk (UIA, Antwerp)

Scientific Committee:
A. Bultheel (KUL, Leuven), A. Cuyt (UIA, Antwerp), A. Magnus (UCL,
Louvain-la-Neuve), J. Schmets (ULg, Liege), J.-P. Thiran (FUNDP,
Namur), M. Van Barel (KUL, Leuven), P. Van Dooren (UCL,
Louvain-la-Neuve), B. Verdonk (UIA, Antwerp)

Logistic Support:
S. Becuwe, P. Van Tilborgh

Invited Speakers:
Several one-hour survey lectures will be given by specialists in the field.
The invited speakers are (in alphabetical order):
G. Baker Jr. (Los Alamos) P. Borwein (Burnaby)
P. Graves-Morris (Bradford) W. B. Jones (Boulder)
G. Labahn (Waterloo) L. Lorentzen (Trondheim)
D. S. Lubinsky (Johannesburg) H. J. Stetter (Wien)

Call for papers:
Participants are invited to present a 25-minute research talk. To this
end, please submit a title and a short abstract of at most 1 page not
later than April 1, 1999. Registration forms are due at the same date.
Participants are encouraged to register electronically at

Kluwer Academic Publishers and Baltzer Science Publishers have agreed to
publish the proceedings of the ICRA99 conference, which will be
distributed over issues of the following three journals: Numerical
Algorithms, Reliable Computing and Acta Applicandae Mathematicae.

For more information:
Visit the conference Web page at

or contact one of the organizers at

Dept of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Antwerp (UIA)
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Antwerp
Tel: +32 3 820 24 01
Fax: +32 3 820 24 21


From: IMACS Administration <>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 12:57:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: IMACS Congress 2000

Lausanne, Switzerland -- August 21-25, 2000

The 16th IMACS World Congress will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland,
on August 21-25, 2000. It will be hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) that also hosted
the fifth Congress in 1967 (IMACS was known at the time as AICA, the
International Association for Analogue Computation that had been founded
in 1956).

Prof. Michel Deville (general chair of the Congress),
Prof. Robert Owens (coordinator of the committee,
Members : Dr. Dimitri Kiritsis, Dr. Alain Clappier, Prof. Laurent
Villard, Prof. Giovanni Coray, Prof. Thomas Liebling, Prof. Roberto
Car, Prof. Michel Rappaz, Prof. John Maddocks, Prof. Alfio Quarteroni,
Prof. Leopold Pflug.

R. Vichnevetsky (President of IMACS and honorary chair of the Congress)
Coordination and information :
Prof. P. Borne (EC- Lille, France, and
Prof. A. Sydow (GMD, Germany,
Members : J. Flaherty (RPI, USA), J. Butcher (New Zealand),
R. Beauwens (ULB/IMACS, Belgium),A. Iserles (Cambridge, UK),A. Frommer
(U-Wuppertal,Germany), N. Kuznetsov (IPPI, Moscow), R. Russell (SFU,
Canada), J.R. Rice (Purdue, USA), A. Jakeman (ANU, Australia),
S. Steinberg (UNM, USA), S. Tzafestas (NTUA, Greece), P. van der
Houwen (CWI, The Netherlands) , J. Vignes (IBP, France),
H. Stetter (TU-Wien, Austria).

The Congress Language will be English.
Topics of interest are those covered by IMACS and include (but are
not limited to) : Computing Methods for ODE'a and PDE's, Computational
Linear Algebra, CFD, Parallel Computing, Computer Arithmetic, Symbolic
Computation and Computer Algebra, Knowledge Based systems, Control
Systems and Robotics, Computational Acoustics, Biology, Medicine,
Economics, the Environment, and relevant applications in the sciences
and engineering, Modeling, Computing Environments
Are sollicited at this time :
Proposals for Organized Sesions, Minisymposia and Keynote Speakers are,
when appropriate, to contain a short narrative allowing for the
Scientific Committee of the Congress to evaluate the merits of the case.
Contributed Papers are to be submitted in the form of an abstract of
about one page in length.
These may be sent either by e-mail : (with copy to
or by regular mail/fax to :
Professor Robert Owens / IMACS Congress 2000
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
CH-1015 Lausanne - SWITZERLAND
fax : 41 21 693 3646

with copy to

Mrs. P. Siciliano- IMACS Secretariat
Dept. of Computer Science- Rutgers University
New Brunswick NJ 08903 USA
fax: 1 732 445 0537

submit as soon as possible. These are reviewed by the Congress Committees
and decided upon reasonably quickly.
For CONTRIBUTED PAPERS : these may be submitted any time. Normal
deadline for submission is September 15, 1999. Papers submitted by that
date will be decided upon no later than January 15, 2000. Earlier
papers may be decided earlier, and papers submitted after September 15,
1999 will be considered only if there is room available in the program.

For more information about the Congress, contact either Prof. Robert
Owens or the IMACS Secretariat at the above addresses, or turn to :
More information about IMACS may be found at :
For information about local arrangements :
Tourist Office and Convention Bureau
2, av. de Rhodanie, CH-1015
Lausanne, Switzerland
tel : +41 21 613 73 21 ... fax : +41 21 616 86 47
e-mail :


From: Jorge More' <>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 15:23:46 -0600
Subject: Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing

Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National
Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the
J. H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing.

The appointment will be in the Mathematics and Computer Science
Division, which has strong programs in scientific computing,
software tools, and computational mathematics. Of special
interest are algorithms and software for linear algebra,
optimization, unstructured mesh computations, and computational
differentiation; software tools for parallel computing; and
numerical methods for computational science problems.

Internationally recognized for innovative research in
high-performance computing, the Mathematics and Computer Science
Division is expanding its activities in conjunction with the
newly established Center for Computational Science and
Technology. At the core of the center are scalable parallel
computers, a distributed systems laboratory, and a virtual
environments laboratory. For further information, see

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.

Candidates must have received their Ph.D. not more than three
years prior to the beginning of the appointment. The appointment
is for one year and may be renewed for a second year. The
benefits of the appointment include a highly competitive salary,
moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance.

For detailed information on the application process, see
The closing date for applications is January 9, 1999.

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


From: Jochen Froehlich <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 15:25:33 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Postdoctoral Postion at University of Karlsruhe


Wavelets and Multiscale Methods in Numerical Analysis and Simulation.

The "Institut fuer Chemische Technik" offers doctoral and post-doctoral grants
to conduct research within the TMR project "Wavelets and Multiscale Methods
in Numerical Analysis and Simulation". The grants are available in the
period January 1, 1999 - March 31, 2001, with a minimal duration of 3 months.
The salary will be fixed according to the situation of the applicant.

Young scientists whose research interests are in one of the areas:
applied harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, numerical analysis,
chemical engineering, turbulence and reactive flows and scientific computing
are encouraged to apply.

The following topics:
modelling of reactive and non-reactive turbulent flows, adaptive methods for
linear and nonlinear PDEs, multiscale methods for PDEs, spectral methods,
turbulence modelling, interaction of turbulence and chemical reactions,
numerical simulation of turbulence, scientific computing and related areas
of studies are among the interests of our group.

Candidates must be nationals of a European Community Member State other than
Germany or a state associated with the TMR program and she/he must not be older
than 35 years. People being interested are kindly invited to contact us by
e-mail. They should submit their application by sending: Curriculum Vitae,
copies of certificates, list of publications, research interests and
one letter of recommendation to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Henning Bockhorn
Institut fuer Chemische Technik
Universitat Karlsruhe (TH)
Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe
Tel: + 49 721 608 2120
Fax: + 49 721 608 4820
email: bockhorn @


From: Michael Davis <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 12:03:28 -0600
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Argonne National Laboratory


A post-doctoral position in the Chemical Dynamics Group at Argonne
National Laboratory with Albert Wagner and Michael Davis is open.
The research involves the development of techniques for reducing the
dimensionality of complex chemical kinetics and the incorporation of
these reductions into computational fluid dynamics codes describing
reactive flows. Of particular interest is the application of low-dimensional
manifold techniques for this reduction, but other reduction approaches
may also be explored. The project as it has developed is interdiscplinary,
involving work in numerical analysis, applied mathematics (particularly
dynamical systems), theoretical chemistry, and kinetic modeling. The
successful candidate should have some experience in one of these areas.

The Chemical Dynamics Program at Argonne consists of ten
permanent staff members, five theoreticians and five experimentalists.
It offers a unique opportunity for the close interaction between theory
and experiment. The group has a leadership role in a network of groups
at Argonne that have a common interest in the simulation of combustion
systems. The postdoctoral appointment will carry out research in the
context of this network.

Argonne is a National Laboratory operated by the
University of Chicago for the Department of Energy, and is an equal
opportunity employer. The laboratory is located about 25 miles west of

The position is available immediately. Applicants must have received
their Ph.D. no later than three years before their starting date.

Please send a c.v. and have two letters of recommendation to

Albert Wagner or Michael Davis
Chemistry Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439

Any of this information, and any questions, can also be mailed
electronically to and

or faxed to 630-252-4470


From: Michael Mascagni <>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 13:52:35 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Southern Mississippi

Post-Doctoral Employment Announcement

Post-doctoral research associate sought to contribute to a research
project in random number generation and Monte Carlo methods for parallel
and distributed computing. The project is supported by an Accelerated
Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) Level 3 contract between the
University of Southern Mississippi and the Department of Energy's (DOE)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National
Laboratory (LANL). The DOE's ASCI program is a multi-year multi-billion
dollar high-performance and scientific computing effort that supports the
DOE's nuclear stockpile stewardship effort. The ASCI program is larger
than all other US Government high-performance computing and communication
programs, combined.

Duties will include:

* Support and continued development of the Scalable PseudoRandom Number
Generation (SPRNG) library (URL: within
a DOE/ASCI context
* Carry out research on pseudo- and quasi-random number generation in
collaboration with a well-established researcher in the field and his
graduate students
* Collaborate with DOE scientists at LLNL and LANL on ASCI-class Monte
Carlo applications
* Publish research results and present findings at national and
international meetings
* Lead the technical aspects of this highly visible ASCI project

The work location is the Stennis Space Center, located on the Mississippi
Gulf Coast in the University of Southern Mississippi's Center of Higher
Learning (CHL). More specifically, this project is housed in the Trent
Lott Supercomputing and Visualization Institute. This will provide access
to a wide variety of visualization and high-performance computing
equipment and know-how located both at the Institute and at the Naval
Oceanographic Office's (NAVO) Major Shared Resource Center (MSRC), located
across the street. Currently the NAVO MSRC is the 10th most powerful
computing site in the world.

The project is expected to begin in 1999, and continue for up to four
years. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer
Science, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or a related field, and must have
experience with Monte Carlo methods and/or random number generation, as
well as familiarity with programming optimized and portable code in
"C/C++" and "Fortran." While US citizenship is not required, the
possibility of employment at DOE following this project is enhanced with it.

Interested parties should send a CV, names of three references, and a
letter of application to:

Dr. Michael Mascagni
Box 10057
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0057
Tel.: +1.601.266.6516 (USM)
+1.228.688.7123 (Stennis)
FAX: +1.601.266.4741 (USM)
+1.228.688.7454 (Stennis)



From: Trond Steihaug <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 08:10:27 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Bergen

Assistant Professor in Optimization

The University of Bergen invites applications for the post of
Assistant Professor ( with tenure) in Optimization in the Department of

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the normal range
of teaching and supervisory duties and research activities in Optimization.
Current areas of interest are linear and nonlinear optimization,
combinatorial optimization and parameter estimation.

Further details about the position can be obtained from the Home page
for Department of Informatics
following the link "Employment opportunities" or "Ledige stillinger"
or from

Applications are to be sent to University of Bergen, Department of Informatics,
Hightechnology Center, N-5020 Bergen NORWAY by December 21, 1998.


From: Allison Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 13:27:53 -0800
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of California, Davis


The Department of Computer Science, at the University of
California, Davis, invites applications for several tenure-track
faculty positions. The department is primarily seeking candidates at
the Assistant Professor level; it will also consider senior candidates
who have a truly distinguished record. The department welcomes
applications from strong candidates in all areas; it is particularly
interested in Computer Systems, Visualization/Computer Graphics/
Computational Geometry, Networks, and Computational Science and
Engineering. (For the Computational Science and Engineering position,
the possibility exists for a joint appointment with the Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory or the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory for candidates with relevant experience.)

The CS Department currently has 19 faculty, with a substantial research
facility covering all major areas of computer science. It is experiencing
a period of strong growth in research and instruction and expects to
continue this trend. The Davis campus is the third largest in the
University of California system. UC Davis ranks among the nation9s
top 20 universities in research funding and has been rated as one of the
top five 3up and coming2 universities in the country.

Davis is a pleasant, family-oriented community in a small college-town
setting with excellent public schools and a mild climate. Davis is ideally
located for many recreational, cultural, and professional activities. It is
just 15 miles from California's capital city of Sacramento and is within
easy driving distance of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Berkeley, San
Francisco, Silicon Valley, Napa Valley wine country, and the Pacific
Coastal areas.

Please consult our web page for additional information and
application procedures:
or send e-mail to:

These positions are open until filled. UC Davis is responsive to the
concerns of dual career couples and offers a Partners Opportunity
Program. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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