NA Digest Monday, June 7, 1999 Volume 99 : Issue 23

Today's Editor:
Cleve Moler
The MathWorks, Inc.

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From: Olvi Mangasarian <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 14:02:24 -0500
Subject: Data Mining Institute at Wisconsin

A Data Mining Institute has been established in the Computer Sciences
Department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison with support from
Microsoft Corporation. The goals of the DMI are to bring together the
powerful tools of the database and the mathematical programming communities
to harness and extract knowledge from the vast store of data that is being
accumulated by industrial, research and internet organizations.
Co-directors of the DMI are Olvi Mangasarian and Raghu Ramakrishnan
and faculty members are Michael Ferris and Jeff Naughton.

For further information please see:


From: Jim Epperson <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 13:46:46 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Information on Nicholson

In recent months I have posted a number of inquiries about historical
information on famous numerical analysts. This is another.

I am trying to find out information about Phyllis (?) Nicholson of
"Crank-Nicholson" fame. None of the standard reference sources that I
have access to have any data at all. There is a brief reference to her in
a book that Stephen Nash edited, but it doesn't give the kind of
biographical data I am looking for, like birth/death dates, where she was
educated, etc.

Any help or pointers would be appreciated.

Jim Epperson


From: Moshe Olshansky <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 14:03:11 +0300
Subject: Working with Trees

Dear NA Net'ers!
Can anybody recommend a library of functions (preferably in C) which allow
to work with trees (not necessarily binary) - cut them, find paths with
certain properties, etc.? Both freeware and commercial libraries could
be of interest to me. Trees are certainly a particular case of graphs but
performance is important to me and so I would prefer functions which use the
simple structure of trees. Nevertheless, if anybody knows about a good
library of functions to work with general graphs, please let me also know.

Any help will be greatly appreciated - I do not want to re-invent the

Moshe Olshansky
IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa


From: Roldan Pozo <>
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 02:01:32 -0400
Subject: SciMark 2.0 Numeric Java benchmark

"How fast is your Java platform for numerics?"

SciMark 2.0, a new version of the interactive Java numerical benchmark
is now available at

and is meant to provide an indication of how well Java environments
perform on numeric and scientific applications.

This new version has been almost entirely rewritten with new features
and updates to the various computational kernels (FFT, Monte Carlo, sparse
matrix computation, relaxation, and dense LU factorization).
Also, the scores are now reported in approximate Mflops for a more
meaningful comparison to similar C and Fortran codes.

SciMark 2.0 can be run directly within your browser, or downloaded
to run in other Java environments. The full source code is also available.
The web site includes bar-graph comparisons between various computer/Java
platforms, as well as an archive of submitted results.

Roldan Pozo
Co-chair, Java Numerics Working Group


From: Gil Strang <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 10:15:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Workshop Course on Wavelets and Filter Banks


taught by Gilbert Strang (MIT) and Truong Nguyen (Boston University)

Wednesday-Thursday-Friday **August 18-19-20, 1999**
at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St.Paul

Wellesley-Cambridge Press, Box 812060, Wellesley MA 02482

We also have a new IMAGE CODER by Truong Nguyen (1999) with
Integer and floating point versions of DCT and Wavelets
Huffman and zero-tree coding and deringing (JPEG 2000)

This will be used at the Workshop and will be provided to participants.
The Workshop covers four broad topics:

1. Analysis of Filter Banks and Wavelets
2. Design Methods
3. Applications (from Lecturers and Participants)
4. Hands-on Experience with Software (including image coding)

The goal of the Workshop is to be as useful as possible to all
participants. Please request information by an email message
with subject Workshop to the organizer

Gilbert Strang:

We will reply about the program and tuition cost and housing.
The tuition (including textbook and software) will be the same as
in 1995 to 1998. Tuition is reduced by 50% for graduate students.
We are very glad to answer all questions by email. Our Web sites are

Gilbert Strang Room 2-240 MIT Cambridge MA 02139
617 253 4383 fax 617 253 4358


From: Mladen Rogina <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 18:10:41 +0200
Subject: Conference in Dubrovnik on Applied Mathematics and Computation

Second announcement for the conference "Applied Mathematics and Computation"

Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Zagreb is organizing the conference
"Applied Mathematics and Computation", to be held in Dubrovnik,
13-18 September 1999. All relevant information, including
registration forms, hotel accommodation forms, styles etc. can be found
via web, the address being:

The conference E_mail address is

Some brief information is as follows:

The aim of the Conference is the exchange of ideas, methods and problems
between various disciplines of applied mathematics. Non mathematicians
using mathematics as a tool are encouraged to take part in the Conference.

So far about 40 participants have registered from all over the world, and we
are expecting more to come. All the abstracts will be available via WWW soon,
and the conference proceedings will be published early next year.

Organizing committee:

M. Rogina, chairman; R.Scitovski, Z.Drmac, E.Marusic-Paloka,
I.Slapnicar, S.Vukovic, M. Marusic, S.Singer, N. Limic.

Scientific Committee:

Z. Tutek, chairman; A. Mikelic, K.Veselic, V.Hari, R.Scitovski,
B.Vrdoljak, L.Sopta, H.Sikic, I.Aganovic.


Registration (extended): June 15, 1999.
Abstract submission: June 15, 1999.
Beginning of the conference: September 13, 1999.
Manuscript submission: October 31, 1999.


From: G. Wittum <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 22:49:30 +0200
Subject: Summer School on Numerical Simulation of Flows

EMS-WiR Summer School on

Numerical Simulation of Flows

Heidelberg September 6-21, 1999
G. Wittum, Heidelberg

The numerical simulation of flows is one of the central problems in
Scientific Computing. Complexity of flow simulations is so high that a
realistic description requires sophisticated mathematical methods and
models. In particular modeling and simulation of turbulent flows, nearly
incompressible flows, and multi-phase flows are challenging problems for
mathematical models and numerical methods.
There is a strong interest in this topic by numerous groups from
mathematical modelling and numerical simulation. Recently a number of
new mathematical models and methods have been introduced which are
highly relevant for flow simulations. Amongst others these are
multiscale modelling and numerics, homogenization, finite-element and
finite volume methods, spectral and h-p discretizations, grid adaptivity
and error estimators, multigrid and conjugate-gradient type methods and
wavelets. Another field of increasing importance is the development of
methods for the visualization of flows. The numerical simulation of
flows requires cooperation of several mathematical disciplines as
Analysis, Numerics, Mathematical Physics and Computational Science.
The European Mathematical Society (EMS) together with the research
network WiR will organize a summer school on Numerical Simulation of
Flows from Sept. 6 - 21, 1999 in Heidelberg. The summer school is a
joint event with AMIF (Applied Mathematics for Industrial Flow Problems)
and SFB 359 of Heidelberg University.
The Summer school will consist of a theoretical and a practical part,
each one lasting a week. The first week (Sept. 6-10, in Heidelberg) is
devoted to basic instruction. During this week mathematical models and
methods are presented in lectures given by specialists. In the second
week (Sept. 13-17) the participants will work on problems posed by the
lecturers in different places (Heidelberg, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Zuerich).
Finally the results of this work will be presented in a plenary meeting
(Sept. 20-21, in Heidelberg).

Scientific Comittee:
P. Bastian, Heidelberg, G. Dziuk, Freiburg, W. Hackbusch, Leipzig,
R. Jeltsch, Zuerich, D. Kroener, Freiburg, C.-D. Munz, Stuttgart,
R. Rannacher, Heidelberg, W. Rodi, Karlsruhe, S.Wagner, Stuttgart,
G. Wittum, Heidelberg, H. Yserentant, Tuebingen

Local Organizer:
G. Wittum, Technische Simulation, IWR, Universitaet
Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, email:,



From: Andreas Frommer <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 10:09:18 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Workshop on Numerical Challenges in Lattice QCD

Interdisciplinary Workshop
"Numerical Challenges in Lattice QCD"
Wuppertal, Germany
August 22-24, 1999

organized by Institute of Applied Computer Science, University
of Wuppertal and von Neumann Institute, Research Center Juelich, Germany


- Provide interaction between theoretical physicists
and numerical analysts
- multi-level methods for linear systems, preconditioning,
indefinite systems, matrix square root, matrix functionals

Invited Speakers

Z. Bai (Lexington)
M. Gutknecht (ETH Zuerich)
Y. Notay (Bruxelles)
H. van der Vorst (Utrecht)
A. Reusken (Aachen)
B. Bunk (Humboldt University)
P. de Forcrand (ETH Zuerich)
S. Guesken (Wuppertal)
K. Jansen (CERN)
K.-F. Liu (Lexington)
I. Montvay (DESY)
H. Neuberger (Rutgers)

for further information see


From: Ken McKinnon <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 14:41:51 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Annual Conference of Operational Research Society

OR41 Organising Committee's WEB site.

OR41 Edinburgh 14-16th Sept 1999

OR41,the Operational Research Society's Annual Conference, will be
held in Edinburgh on 14-16th September 1999. Visit our WEB site at to see the programme with information
on the 300 talks already in the Programme.

Plenary Talks:

John Birge: OR Trends and Their Impact on Emerging Technologies
Yves Smeers: Restructuring in the Gas and Electricity Industries:
from Optimisation to Equilibrium Modelling
Stein Wallace: Decision Making Under Uncertainty:
Is Sensitivity Analysis of Any Use?
Gene Woolsey: On Doing Well by Doing Good
David Begg: Transport for a Green future.
David Quarmby: What place for OR in today's corporate world?

If you have already submitted a talks please check your entries and
provide us with information that is missing. If you are attending
without giving a talk we would like put your contact details on the
WEB site and the information on how to do this is provided.

There is a link from our pages to the OR Society's WEB site where you
can book for the Conference. Note you must act quickly now to obtain
the Society's early booking discount.

A Support Fund has been established to help delegates who would have
pay for part of the fee from their own pockets. Details of this are on
the WEB pages.


From: Jean Roberts <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 10:51:12 +0200
Subject: Conference in Spain on Wave Propagation

Call for Papers
Fifth International Conference on
Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation

Organized by the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
and the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
with the cooperation of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

July 10-14, 2000
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

This conference will provide, as have the preceding conferences in
this series, a forum where mathematicians, scientists, and engineers
from academia and industry can exchange research ideas concerning
theoretical developments and specific applications in the domain of
wave propagation. In addition to the nine principal lectures, there
will be sessions for contributed papers and poster presentations. This
conference is held biennially. Reviewed manuscripts will appear in
the proceedings, published by SIAM and distributed at the conference.


Jerry L. BONA University of Texas at Austin, USA
Nicolas BURQ Universite d' Orsay, France
Simon N. CHANDLER-WILDE Brunel University, United Kingdom
Bjorn ENGQUIST Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jacques-Louis LIONS College de France, France
Eric MICHIELSSEN University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jean-Claude NEDELEC Ecole Polytechnique, France
Catherine SULEM University of Toronto, Canada
Enrique ZUAZUA Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


The conference themes include but are not limited to:

- Acoustics, Aeroacoustics, Hydro-Acoustics, Musical Acoustics,
Structural Acoustics
- Elastodynamics, Propagation in Viscoelastic, Porous, and Fractured
Media, Thermoelasticity
- Electromagnetism, Piezoelectricity
- Gravity Waves, Hydrodynamics
- Nonlinear Wave Propagation Problems
- Guided Waves, Resonances
- Direct and Inverse Scattering Problems
- Wave Propagation in Random Media
- Wave propagation in Bubbly Media
- Molecular Dynamics
- Schrodinger Type Problems
- Inverse Problems
- Numerical Modelling: Finite Element, Finite Volume and Finite Difference
Methods, Boundary Element, Integral Equation and Spectral Methods
- Exterieur Problems: Absorbing Layers, Artificial Boundary Conditions,
Infinite Elements
- Parabolic Equation Techniques
- Geometrical Optics Methods, High Frequency Methods
- Control, Optimum Design
- Solution Methods for Large Scale Problems
- Supercomputing and Parallel Processing


See our web page

QUESTIONS? Please contact


From: Leo Franca <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 10:46:22 -0600
Subject: Workshop in Brazil on Computational Modeling and Applications

Workshop on Computational Modeling and Applications
LNCC - National Laboratory for Scientific Computing
Petropolis, Brazil, July 12-15, 1999

The Workshop on Computational Modeling and Applications will be held in
LNCC, Petropolis, RJ, Brazil, on July 12-15, 1999. The Workshop is a
follow-up of a Workshop on Innovative Finite Element Methods organized
by LNCC 10 years earlier in a Hotel in Rio that brought together many
researchers working on Finite Elements. The workshop is also an
opportunity for the community to become aware of the new LNCC location.
For this workshop the specific topics of interest are: finite element
methods, multiscale phenomena and domain decomposition.

For further information, please refer to the web page:


From: Margot Gerritsen <>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 1999 17:33:29 +1200
Subject: Applied Mathematics Conference in New Zealand

We are pleased to announce

the 36th Applied Mathematics Conference

ANZIAM will take place from February 8 to February 12, 2000
in the Copthorne Resort in lovely Waitangi, New Zealand.

ANZIAM is an established gathering of applied mathematicians, scientists and
engineers, and students. It provides an interactive and traditionally
informal forum for presentation and discussion of research on applied and
industrial problems derived in many scientific fields.

The invited speakers of ANZIAM 2000 are
* Professor Jerzy Filar, University of South Australia
"Singular perturbation analysis of a range of optimisation problems"
* Dr Margaret Wright, Bell Labs
"What's (genuinely) new in constrained optimisation"
* Professor Peter Jackson, University of Auckland
"An engineer goes sailing"
* Professor Peter Hunter, University of Auckland
"Computational models of the heart and lungs: from cell to organ"
* Professor Nancy Kopell, Boston University
"Dynamical systems of the nervous system"
* Dr Derek Goring, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
"The practicalities of mathematical modelling: some case studies
involving fluid flow"

In addition to the invited addresses there will be a number of specially
organised sessions devoted to the areas of
- Biomathematics
- Applied Probability and Statistics
- Operations Research
- Antarctic Research
- Inverse Problems
- Numerical Methods in Continuum Mechanics
- Numerical Methods of ODEs

A formal call for papers will be made in October. Papers are invited
in all areas of Applied Mathematics, not just the mentioned speciality
areas. If you intend to present a paper please email us:

This will ensure that a place is reserved for you in the program
but does not commit you in any way.

The conference is organised by the Department of Engineering Science
at the School of Engineering of the University of Auckland

More information can be found at our web page:

Registration will be available on the web later this year
and a second announcement will be made once this is put in place.


From: Tony Humphries <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 1999 01:09:19 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Lectureship at University of Sussex

School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Sussex
United Kingdom

Lectureship in Applied Mathematics (Ref. 091)

The University of Sussex invites applications for a permanent lectureship in
Applied Mathematics. The Lectureship is associated with the Centre for
Mathematical Analysis and its Applications, in the School of Mathematical
Sciences and, in particular, with the applied mathematics group led by
Professor C. M. Elliott, whose focus for research is the analysis and
numerical analysis of partial differential equations and their applications.
The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of modelling,
numerical and applied analysis and scientific computation, and be willing to
collaborate with other members of the Centre. The post is tenable from
September 1, 1999 or a later date to be arranged.

Salary will be on either the Lecturer Grade A (16,655 - 21,815 pounds) or
Grade B (22,726 - 29,048 pounds) scales per annum according to
qualifications and relevant experience.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor C.M.Elliott
(e-mail: Further details of the post and the
School's activities can be found on

Applications should include a full Curriculum Vitae and the names and
addresses of three referees, and are needed by June 30, 1999 or as soon as
possible thereafter.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from Sandra Jenks,
Staffing Services Office, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1
9RH, England, tel (+44) 1273 678201; fax (+44) 1273 678335, e-mail: These documents are also available via the Web site

An Equal Opportunities Employer.


From: Hans-Christian Hege <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 18:19:14 +0200
Subject: Graduate Fellowship at ZIB, Berlin

Image Processing / Computational Geometry
Graduate Fellowship
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) invites students
who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. to apply for a fellowship in the
Graduate Fellowship Program "Temperature Dependent Effects for Therapy and
Diagnostics". This program is in close connection to the collaborate
research centre 273 "Hyperthermia in Oncology: Methods and Clinic" at
Humboldt University Berlin (speaker: Prof. Dr. R. Felix). The fellowship
is available for two years with possibility of extension. The taxfree
scholarship is DM 2.690,- per month for qualified students according to
the regulations of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Research Areas:

- algorithms for deforming anatomical grid models
- algorithms for mapping grid models to medical image data
- image analysis, registration and fusion


- above average masters degree (or diploma) in computer science, mathematics
or physics
- profound knowledge in image processing and/or computational geometry
- good acquaintance with object oriented programming in C++
- interest in medical problems.

We expect a high degree of commitment. In return we offer an interesting
field of work, an opportunity for creativity, a highly motivated research
team, excellent machinery equipment and favourable working conditions.


We particularly encourage female applicants, since women are underrepresented
in science and ZIB is engaged in enlarging the quota. Handicapped applicants
will be preferred on terms of equal qualification. Applications with photo,
curriculum vitae in tabular form and customary documents quoting the title
"Graduiertenkolleg -- Scientific Visualization" should be submitted to

Prof. Dr. Peter Deuflhard
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)
Takustr. 7
14195 Berlin-Dahlem

For further information contact Dr. Martin Seebass (, phone:
+49-30-84185-328) and see


From: Prabir Daripa <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 11:36:52 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Texas A&M University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position with Dr. Prabir
Daripa in the department of mathematics at Texas A&M University.
The project is in the area of computational fluid dynamics and
requires sound understanding of mathematics and physics of fluid
dynamics. Some degree of analysis is also required to carry out
the project.
The applicant must have understanding of various numerical methods in
general for solving partial differential equations and computational
fluid dynamics problems.
Implementation of fast algorithms on serial as well as parallel
machines will be required.
Strong proficiency in programming using fortran and C in a Unix
environment is a must.

The position is open immediately and is initially for one year with
full time research.
Appointment may be extended further depending upon performance during
first year and the funding situation.
A recent Ph.D. in applied mathematics or computational science or
engineering is a must.
Post-Ph.D experience in a research environment is a plus.

Applications should be in the form of a full curriculum vitae
together with the names of three referees and copies of relevant
publications. They should be sent either by airmail or e-mail to
arrive by Friday 25th June 1999 and addressed to:

Professor Prabir Daripa
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
College Station
Texas 77843-3368


Phone (409) 845-1204
Fax (409) 862-4190

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


From: Chantal Pic <chantal@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 12:48:21 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Positions at CERCA, Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

For more information:

You will be working with a team of programmers and engineers in the
development of a distributed computerized environment for engineering design
and optimization.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, preference will be
given to permanent residents of Canada.

A working knowledge of French is a requirement.

1. WEB interface programmer
Applicants must hold a degree in computer science or computer engineering,
and have one or two years of experience in the development of user
interfaces with WEB technologies. Mastering Java and Javascript
technologies, as well as having experience in the design of distributed
applications with middleware development tools (JavaBeans, CORBA, COM,
DCOM), would be an asset.

2. CAD Engineer
Applicants must hold a degree in mechanical engineering and have one or two
years of experience in the area of computer-aided design (CAD). A good
experience in object-oriented programming is required and a knowledge of WEB
technologies is desirable. Mastering CAD commercial software in solid
mechanics and in fluid mechanics would be an asset.


From: C. H. Lai <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 17:04:34 +0100
Subject: Graduate Fellowship at University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

3 Year PhD Research Studentship
Computational Aeroacoustics

The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences has a three year PhD
studentship for research in Computational Aeroacoustics.
The annual stipend for a suitable candidate is equivalent to an EPSRC

The research will have theoretical and practical aspects, with the view of
developing tools and techniques for estimating and controlling flow induced
noise generation. It involves the development of Finite-Volume and
Finite-Difference methods, the simulation and analysis of engineering
and environmental applications and the validation of the resulting software
using data provided by collaborators.

Typical engineering applications may include vortex-blade interaction, wind
noise over high rise buildings and moving vehicles, road and rail tunnel
exit noise, and vehicle exhaust pipe noise.

The PhD student will be able to use state-of-the-art and in-house
computational codes such as PHOENICS and PHYSICA and to develop additional
modules to enhance aeroacoustics capability.
S/He will be able to use one of the most powerful multi-processor facilities
in the UK. The student will belong to
the Centre for Numerical Modelling and Processing Analysis which comprises
5 Professors, 3 Readers and 2 senior lecturers.
The Centre also has approximately 30 PhD students and 15 or so research
fellows working on various research topics.

The School consists of 50 members of teaching staff in three different streams,
namely Mathematics, Computing, and Statistics. Many staff have
overlapped interests and thus the School has interdisciplinary research
activities. The School will be relocated to Maritime Greenwich Campus on
1st August, 1999. This new campus is situated at the heart of Greenwich,
within the prestigious Wren buildings of the former Royal Naval College

Suitable candidates should have a first or upper second class degree in
Engineering, Science or Mathematics. Please send in your CV
before 30/06/99 to Dr C - H Lai at the address below. You may send your CV
via email. Informal discussion
should may be directed to Dr Lai, or to Professor K A Pericleous.

A recently finished thesis and related work may be found on the web page
"" which you might like to visit.

Dr C - H Lai Email:
Tel: +44 (20) 8331 8712 School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Wellington Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6PF
Professor K A Pericleous Email:
Tel: +44 (20) 8331 8732

Fax: +44 (20) 8331 8925

New address as from 1st August, 1999:

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Maritime Greenwich Campus
30 Park Row
London SE10 9LS


From: Prabir Daripa <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 23:55:17 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Texas A&M University

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions with Prof. Prabir
Daripa in the Institute of Scientific Computation at Texas A&M University.

First project is in the area of computational fluid dynamics and requires
sound understanding of mathematics and physics of fluid dynamics. Some degree
of analysis is also required to carry out the project. The applicant must
have understanding of various numerical methods in general for solving
partial differential equations and computational fluid dynamics problems.
Implementation of fast algorithms on serial as well as parallel machines
will be required. Strong proficiency in programming using fortran and C
in a Unix environment is a must.

The second project is in the area of numerical methods involving boundary
element and finite difference methods and numerical analysis. The applicant
for this project must have expertise in computations and developing codes on
serial and parallel machines. Knowledge of one or more applied areas such as
fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, porous media or electromagenetics is a plus.
Implementation of fast algorithms on serial as well as parallel machines will
be required. Strong proficiency in programming using fortran and C in a Unix
environment is a must.

The positions are open immediately and are initially for 10 to 12 months
with full time research. Appointment may be extended further depending upon
performance during first year and the funding situation. A recent Ph.D. in
applied mathematics or computational science or engineering is a must.
Post-Ph.D experience in a research environment is a plus.

Applications should be in the form of a full curriculum vitae together
with the names of three referees and copies of relevant publications.
They should be sent either by airmail or e-mail to arrive by Friday
25th June 1999 and addressed to:

Professor Prabir Daripa
Institute of Scientific Computation
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
College Station
Texas 77843-3404
Phone (409) 845-1204<br>
Fax (409) 862-4190<br>

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


From: Technical Group <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 12:03:24 +0400 (MSD)
Subject: Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Math

Vol.7, No.2, 1999, pp.79-158


On the convergence of Galerkin-multigrid methods
for nonconforming finite elements
Z. Chen

A stability analysis for the arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian
formulation with finite elements
L. Formaggia and F. Nobile

Variational crimes in a finite element
discretization of 3D Stokes equations with
nonstandard boundary conditions
P. Knobloch


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