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From: Allison Bogardo <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 98 08:34:54 -0500
Subject: SIAM Election Results
The following persons have been elected to the SIAM Board of Trustees
and the SIAM Council for three-year terms beginning January 1, 1999:
Board of Trustees
Peter Castro, Eastman Kodak Company
Margaret Cheney, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Cleve Moler, The MathWorks, Inc.
Kathryn E. Brenan, The Aerospace Corporation
Eric Grosse, Bell Laboratories
Nicholas Higham, University of Manchester, UK
Lloyd N. Trefethen, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK
Gilbert Strang, MIT, will assume the presidency of SIAM on January 1.
From: Luc. Wuytack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 08:47:10 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Numerical Analysis in the 20th Century
This is to announce a special project, called
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS in the 20th Century.
It will contain of 7 volumes to be published in the Journal on
Computational and Applied Mathematics in the year 2000. The idea is to
publish a 'state of the art' of Numerical Analysis in the 20th century.
Every volume will have papers with historical developments, survey papers
and papers on recent trends and results.
The TOPICS of the Special Volumes are:
1. Approximation theory (including splines, wavelets, special functions)
2. Interpolation and extrapolation
3. Linear Algebra (linear systems and eigenvalues)
4. Nonlinear equations and optimization
5. Quadrature and orthogonal polynomials
6. Ordinary Differential and integral equations
7. Partial Differential equations
The guest editors of these volumes are:
Vol. 1: Luc Wuytack, Jet Wimp
Vol. 2: Claude Brezinski
Vol. 3: Paul van Dooren, Apostolos Hadjidimos, Henk van der Vorst
Vol. 4: Layne Watson, John Ford, Mike Bartholomew-Biggs, Emilio Spedicato
Vol. 5: Lothar Reichel, Francisco Marcellan, Walter Gautschi
Vol. 6: Christopher Baker,John Pryce, Guido Vanden Berghe, Giovani Monegato
Vol. 7: David Sloan, Stefan Vandewalle, Endre Suli.
For more information please contact the guest editors.
From: Richard Zhou <ZHOUR@cibc.ca>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 14:32:00 -0500
Subject: Low-discrepancy Sequences
Two weeks ago, I posted an inquiry about low-discrepancy sequence, and
got many helpful reply. Also, I have been asked to summarize my
search results on this Net. Currently, I am still in the process of
searching (free) C++ software (we do not have FORTRAN compiler). But I
am posting what I know so far.
First, I would like to thank everybody who replied and particularly
those friends who gave me direction where to search.
One of the websites is
Another website was suggested by Prof. Hickernell of HongKong Bapist
University, www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/qmc/software.html. There are FORTRAN
The message posted in this issue of NA-Digest by Prof. Traub contains
an excellent source of information. Prof. Traub's group has developed
a software called FINDER (I am not sure about the programming
language) which can generate all three type of quasirandom sequences.
The website address is
The software is available to academic researchers (assumed free of
charge), but is not free for financial people. Based on the results in
the RISK article "Beating the Monte-Carlo", FINDER performs very well
over the pseudo-random MC.
Another source is perhaps the home pages of Profs. Mark Broadie and
Paul Glasserman of Columbia University.
However, I did not find the theoretical background material at above
mentioned sites. A good reference is "Uniform Random Numbers : Theory
and Practice" by S. Tezuka. Perhaps you need to go to a university
library to find it.
I have written a C++ program using Faure sequence and tested it on
Asian option pricing with dimension ranged 10 - 40. I did not observe
significant superiority of QMC over MC. My guess is that it is due to
either that the problem is too simple for QMC to show its advantage
or that FINDER's generalized Faure sequence is superior to my simple
Faure sequence algorithm (described in "Quasi-Monte Carlo methods in
Numerical Finance", by C. Joy, P. Boyle and K.S. Tan).
Merry Christmas every one.
From: M. Ganesh <email@example.com.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 09:20:23 +1100 (EST)
Subject: Workshop on Boundary Integral Methods
GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN WORKSHOP ON
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF BOUNDARY INTEGRAL METHODS AND APPLICATIONS
27 September - 1 October 1999
School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, AUSTRALIA
While a major aim of the workshop is to enhance
collaborations between Australian and German researchers on
the analysis of boundary integral methods and their
applications, experts in the analysis of boundary integral methods
from any nation will be welcomed.
The workshop is limited in size. Researchers and postgraduate students
actively involved in the topic and interested in attending the workshop
are requested to contact the organisers for an invitation.
The Workshop is supported by the Deutscheforschungs Gemeinschaft, the
Australian Research Council through its International Exchange program,
and the School of Mathematics at the University of New South Wales.
Additional funding is being sought.
There is a registration fee of A$250, which will be waived for those
particpants already invited and for members of the Australian
INVITED SPEAKERS (Tentative List - Random Order)
W. Wendland (Stuttgart), R. Grigorieff (Berlin), R. Kress (G\"ottingen),
O. Steinbach (Stuttgart), C. Carstensen (Kiel), B. Silbermann (Chemnitz),
A. Rathsfeld (Berlin), C. Schneider (Maniz), J. Elschner (Berlin),
W. Dahmen (Aachen), E.P. Stephan (Hannover), M. Maischak (Hannover),
S. Roch (Darmstadt), A. Kirsch (Karlsruhe), P. Junghanns (Chemnitz),
A.-M. Saendig (Stuttgart), S. Sauter (Kiel), R. Schneider (Chemnitz),
C. Schwab (Darmstadt).
I.H. Sloan (UNSW), W. McLean (UNSW), M. Ganesh (UNSW) ,T. Cao (UNSW),
N. Phan-Thien (U Sydney), G. Chandler (U Queensland),
L. Forbes (U Queensland), D. Elliott (U Tasmania), P. Johnston (U Tasmania),
T. Tran (ANU), R.S. Anderson (CSIRO), F. de Hoog (CSIRO),
E. Tuck (U Adelide), D. Clements (U Adelide).
Other Countries :
I.G. Graham (Bath, U.K.), Y. Jeon (Seoul)
Prof. I.H. Sloan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. M. Ganesh (email@example.com)
School of Mathematics, UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.
Fax : +61 2 9385 7123
Prof. W. Wendland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. O. Steinbach (email@example.com)
Mathematisches Institut A, Universitaet Stuttgart,
Pfaffenwaldring 57, D 70569 Stuttgart, Germany.
Fax : +49 711 685 5599
URL : http://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/bie_wshop99
From: IMACS Administration <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 11:34:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: IMACS Conferences on Parallel Processing and Imaging Science
Date: June 28 - July 1, 1999
Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED
PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS
The 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing
Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada,
June 28 - July 1, 1999. Proposals to organize technical sessions should
include the following information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer,
title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a
short description on how the session will be advertised (in most cases,
session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work
is known to the session proposer).Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address
is given below); E-mail submissions are preferred.
You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 4 pages and/or a proposal to
organize a technical session (see below for submission information). All
accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Parallel/Distributed applications, Parallel/Distributed architectures,
Building block processors, Networks and Interconnection networks,
Reliability and fault-tolerance, Performance analysis, evaluation,
prediction, Real-time and embedded systems, Parallel/Distributed algorithms,
Mobile computation and communication, Object Oriented Technology and related
issues, Heterogeneous and multimedia systems, Software tools and environments
for parallel and distributed platforms, High-performance computing in
Computational Science, Information and data fusion, Other aspects and
applications relating to high-performance computations.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies
of their draft paper (about 4 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below)
by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable.
The conference is sponsored by the Computer Science Research, Education,
and Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953) in cooperation
with the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment
(Department of Energy, USA), The International Association for Mathematics
and Computers in Simulation (IMACS), The Java High Performance Computing
research group (JHPC; www.jhpc.org), the Computer Vision Research and
Applications Tech. (CVRA), developers of high-performance machines and
systems (pending) and other related computer associations (pending.)
March 1, 1999 (Monday).... Draft papers (about 4-page) due
April 5, 1999 (Monday).... Notification of acceptance
May 1, 1999 (Monday).... Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 28 - July 1, 1999.... PDPTA'99 Conference
Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as
possible. All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.
Hamid R. Arabnia, The University of Georgia, Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center,Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.
Tel: (706) 542-3480.........Fax: (706) 542-2966........E-mail: email@example.com
(A link for pdpta99 will soon be created at http://www.jhpc.org/pdpta and at
THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMAGING SCIENCE, SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY
The 1999 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and
Technology (CISST'99) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 28 -
July 1, 1999. All aspects of image processing, graphics, and
pattern recognition are included in CISST. The CISST'99 Conference
will be held simultaneously with the 1999 International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
(PDPTA'99 - http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/pdpta) (same date and
You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 4 pages and/or a
proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission
information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference
SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Image generation, acquisition, and processing, Image display techniques,
Image data structures and databases, Convergence of imaging media (video
and computer), Virtual reality, Image compression, coding, and encryption,
Tools for multimedia production and services, Digital imaging for film and
television, Visualization, Scene and object modeling, Knowledge acquisition,
Visual inspection, Document image understanding, Image algebra, Optical
image processing systems, Mathematical morphology, Architecture of imaging
and vision systems (including parallel architectures and algorithms, Neural
network techniques and fuzzy logic, Performance analysis and evaluation,
Software tools and environments for imaging, Animation, Geometric modeling
and Fractals, CAD/CAM systems, Rendering techniques, Applications including:
medicine, robotic, GIS, remote sensing, industrial inspection (or machine
vision), nondestructive evaluation (or NDE), Multi-resolution and
multi-spectral image processing, Image sequence processing, Information
fusion, Other aspects and applications relating to imaging science.
Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the
following information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer,
title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the
session, and a short description on how the session will be
advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit papers
from colleagues and researchers whose work is already known to the
Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below);
E-mail submissions are preferred.
ORGANIZERS/SPONSORS: The conferenceis sponsored by the Computer
Science Research, Education, and Applications Press
(CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953) in
cooperation with the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and
the Environment (Department of Energy, USA), The International
Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS),
The Java High Performance Computing research group
(JHPC; www.jhpc.org), the Computer Vision Research and
Applications Tech. (CVRA), developers of high-performance
machines and systems (pending) and other related computer
March 1, 1999 (Monday).......Draft papers (about 4 pages) due
April 5, 1999 (Monday)......Notification of acceptance
May 1, 1999 (Monday).........Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 28 - July 1, 1999.......CISST'99 Conference
Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as
soon as possible.
All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.
Hamid R. Arabnia, The University of Georgia, Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center, Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.
Tel: (706) 542-3480, ... Fax: (706) 542-2966 ... E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(A link for CISST99 will soon be created at
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst together with a number of
From: Amitava Majumdar <majumdar@SDSC.EDU>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 15:20:47 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Parallel Computing Classes at the San Diego Supercomputer Center
The National Partnership for Advanced Computational
Infrastructure (NPACI) will offer Parallel Computing classes at the
San Diego Supercomputer Center in January 20-22, 1999.
Detail information and web based registration forms
are available at http://www.npaci.edu/Training.
These classes provide an overview of parallel computing,
architecture of NPACI parallel machines, MPI function calls
and development of parallel application codes using MPI,
single PE optimization techniques on RISC machines, parallel
mathematical libraries such as ScaLAPACK and PETSc,
parallel debugging and performance monitoring tools.
These classes will teach how to develop grid based
and Monte Carlo parallel applications using MPI function calls.
Attendees are provided accounts on NPACI parallel machines and
hands on labs are conducted each day where attendees compile,
run and parallelize example codes, and measure performance of codes after
implementing single PE optimization techniques. After attending this three
day class, attendees are expected to be able to develop parallel
applications in their field of science.
We encourage you to visit the web page and register for these classes if
you are interested.
From: Will Light <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 16:33:05 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Leicester
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
NEW STAFFING INITIATIVES
The University is mounting an initiative to further develop and strengthen all
research groups in the Department. This initiative will last beyond the year
2000. In 1999, the Department will aim to fill
(1) a Chair in Pure Mathematics,
(2) a Chair in Applied Mathematics
(3) two new lectureships in Computer Science.
In 1999-2000, the Department will advertise new lectureships in each of pure
and applied mathematics. In 2000-2001 it is expected that at least 2 further
lectureships will be created.
Within applied mathematics, the strength of the research group is in numerical
analysis, with staff working in multivariate approximation theory, finite
element methods for pdes and spectral problems in pdes and odes. The group is a
a lively one, with many collaborations with staff in nearby Universities
(Warwick, Oxford, Cambridge, Loughborough, Nottingham, Birmingham and all the
London colleges for example are all within 1.5 hours travelling time by road or
We would welcome applications for the Chair in Applied Mathematics which either
strengthen our research focus in numerical analysis, or which enlarge it to
take in some neighbouring area, still within the broad remit of applied
analysis. The key requirement is an outstanding research record.
People familiar with the US system might find it helpful to know that a UK
lectureship is the equivalent of a US tenure track assistant professorship,
while a Chair is roughly equivalent to a named research chair in a US
department. (The proportion of UK faculty holding the post of Chair, for
example, is much smaller than the number of US faculty hold the post of full
professor, and is not to be confused with the US concept of chair of a
Details of the above positions can be found at the Department's WEB page:
The closing date for applications is February 1st. 1999.
People requiring further information are invited to contact
Professor Will Light
snailmail: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of
Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, England.
From: Thomas DeLillo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 98 15:08:51 CST
Subject: Faculty Position at Wichita State University
Joint Tenure-Eligible Position Announcement
The Wichita State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics
and the University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)
announce a joint position in Scientific Computing at the rank of
Assistant or Associate Professor.
The position will be probationary and tenure eligible in the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics and is contingent on available funding.
The starting date is August, 1999. A PhD in Mathematics or a closely
related field with research in numerical analysis and scientific
computing in areas of interest to NIAR and the Mathematics
Department is required along with excellent research potential and
a strong commitment to teaching. Familiarity with scientific programming
languages and/or experience with large scale scientific and engineering
codes is required.
The successful candidate will be half time in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics and will teach one course per semester in
numerical analysis, scientific computing, or related areas of
mathematics and will assist in the development of an interdisciplinary
program in scientific computing and related research. A major part
of the candidate's teaching responsibilities will be to assist in
the introduction of scientific computing tools into the classroom
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The other half of the
candidates time will involve research at the NIAR on large scale computing
projects. Research areas of particular interest to NIAR and the
Mathematics Department include: the numerical solution of partial
differential equations; computational fluid dynamics, electromagnetics,
MHD, and acoustics; computational aspects of optimal control and aeroacoustics;
computational aspects of modeling and detection of damage in
engineering materials; and the numerical solution of inverse problems.
NIAR has strong ties to the Wichita aircraft industry. The candidate's
involvement in industry and federally funded research will be strongly
encouraged. Start-up funding for two months summer salary and support
for equipment, travel, and graduate students in the PhD programs in applied
mathematics and engineering is anticipated for the first two years.
The application deadline is February 15, 1999 and monthly until the position
is filled. Send an application, detailed resume, and arrange to have three
letters of recommendation sent by February 15, 1999 to:
Professor Thomas K. DeLillo
Scientific Computing Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0033
Wichita State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are strongly urged to apply.
Success in working with diverse populations and a commitment to
diversity is required.
From: Daniel Szyld <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 12:48:54 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Temple University
Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics invites applications for two tenure-track
positions at the level of Associate or Assistant Professor, one in the
area of Scientific Computing/Nonlinear PDE's (SCNP), and the other in
Computational/Noncommutative Geometry (CNG). Applicants must have an
outstanding research record or potential and a strong commitment to
undergraduate teaching. Preference will be given to funded candidates
with an interest in interdisciplinary research. Applications should be
received by January 31, 1998.
To apply, send a cover letter, vita, and a statement of research and
teaching interests; complete electronically the cover sheet at
Have at least three letters of reference sent directly to:
Search-SCNP, Department of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia,
Search-CNG Department of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia,
Please send inquiries concerning applications to:
Temple is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly
encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
From: Ake Bjorck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 14:20:07 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Contents, BIT
CONTENTS BIT Volume 39, No. 1 (March 1999)
For information to contributers and about subscriptions see
Available on the Internet as from 1998---contact
Swets & Zeitlinger at email@example.com
On the contractivity and asymptotic stability of systems of
delay differential equations of neutral type
A. BELLEN, N. GUGLIELMI, and M. ZENNARO 1
Asymptotic error analysis of the adaptive Verlet method
S. CIRILLI, E. HAIRER, and B. LEIMKUHLER 25
Accuracy and stability of the null space method for solving the
equality constrained least squares problem
A. J. COX and N. J. HIGHAM 34
On summation formulas due to Plana, Lindel\"of and Abel and
related Gauss--Christoffel rules, III
G. DAHLQUIST 51
Optimal convergence results for Runge--Kutta discretizations of
linear nonautonomous parabolic problems
C. GONZ\'ALEZ and A. OSTERMANN 79
On the order of convergence of a determinantal family of
B. KALANTARI 96
Naimark--Sacker bifurcations in the Euler method for a delay
T. KOTO 110
Runge--Kutta methods adapted to manifolds and based on rigid frames
B. OWREN and A. MARTHINSEN 116
Ill-conditionedness need not be componentwise near to ill-posedness
for least squares problems
S. M. RUMP 143
Spectral and computational analysis of block Toeplitz matrices having
nonnegative definite matrix-valued generating functions
S. SERRA 152
Least squares fitting of circles and ellipses to measured data
G. A. WATSON 176--191
From: Thomas Hogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 00:21:06 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory
Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 95, Number 1, October 1998
Richard S. Varga
In Memoriam Garrett Birkhoff (January 10, 1911--November 11, 1996)
Carlos Cabrelli, Christopher Heil, and Ursula Molter
Accuracy of lattice translates of several multidimensional refinable
D. Leviatan and I. A. Shevchuk
Nearly comonotone approximation
Henryk Hudzik and Baoxiang Wang
Approximative compactness in Orlicz spaces
Henrik L. Pedersen
On Krein's theorem for indeterminacy of the classical moment problem
Kathy A. Driver and Nico M. Temme
On polynomials related with Hermite-Pad\'e approximations to the
Lagrange interpolation and quadrature formula in rational systems
On rational interpolation to $|x|$ at the adjusted Chebyshev nodes
Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 95, Number 3, December 1998
A. L. Lukashov
On Chebyshev-Markov rational functions over several intervals
H. Hudzik and W. Kurc
Monotonicity properties of Musielak-Orlicz spaces and dominated best
approximation in Banach lattices
Xiaoming Zeng and Alain Piriou
On the rate of convergence of two Bernstein-B\'ezier type operators for
bounded variation functions
P. Deift, T. Kriecherbauer, and K. T.-R. McLaughlin
New results on the equilibrium measure for logarithmic potentials in the
presence of an external field
Roy Jones, Xin Li, R. N. Mohapatra, and R. S. Rodriguez
On the Bernstein inequality for rational functions with a prescribed
A refinement of Carleman's inequality
Author index for volume 95
From: Technical Group <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 15:25:27 +0300 (MSK)
Subject: Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Math
EAST-WEST JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS
Vol.6, No.4, 1998, pp.249-318
Stability estimates of the mortar finite element method
for 3-dimensional problems
D. Braess and W. Dahmen
A robust finite element discretization for
radiative transfer problems with scattering
Fully discrete nonconforming finite element schemes
for the nonstationary Navier-Stokes equations
Overlapping domain decomposition with non-matching grids
Cascadic multigrid method for the second order
Z.-C. Shi and X. Xu
End of NA Digest