NA Digest Sunday, September 19, 1999 Volume 99 : Issue 37

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

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From: Nick Trefethen <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 17:06:50 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Whitehead Prizes for Mike Powell, Nick Higham

I am happy to report two major prize awards to numerical analysts just
announced by the London Mathematical Society. A Senior Whitehead Prize
(these prizes are given every two years) has been awarded to Prof. Mike
Powell of the University of Cambridge in recognition of his
contributions to the fields of numerical optimization and
approximation. A Junior Whitehead Prize (these prizes are restricted
to candidates under 40) has been awarded to Prof. Nick Higham of the
University of Manchester in recognition of his contributions to
numerical linear algebra.

The Junior and Senior Whitehead Prizes are very conspicuous awards in
the mathematics community of the United Kingdom. Most winners over the
years have been pure mathematicians, which makes this recognition of
leading numerical analysts all the more noteworthy. Congratulations,
Mike and Nick!


From: Misha E Kilmer <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 16:06:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Change of Address for Misha Kilmer

Dear Colleagues,

I have taken a position as an assistant professor in the Department of
Mathematics at Tufts University. My new address is:

Misha Kilmer
Department of Mathematics
Bromfield-Pearson Bldg.
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

email: phone:617-627-2005
URL: fax: 617-627-3966

Best regards,
Misha Kilmer


From: M. Verhaegen <>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 21:53:45 +0200
Subject: Change of Address for M. Verhaegen


As of Sept. 1, 1999 my new address is:

Prof. dr. ir. M. Verhaegen
Faculty of Applied Physics
Chair Measurement and Systems
P.O. Box 217
NL-7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.53.489 3181
Fax: +31.53.489 3184
Secretary: +31.53.489 3174


From: Vincent Blondel <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 13:30:15 +0100
Subject: Change of Address for Vincent Blondel


I have taken up a new position in the Department of Mathematical Engineering
of the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). The university is
located 30 km South of Brussels.

My new coordinates are:

Vincent Blondel
Department of Mathematical Engineering
Center for Systems Engineering and Applied Mechanics (CESAME)
Universite catholique de Louvain
Avenue Georges Lemaitre, 4
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Phone: +32 10 47 23 81 (Direct)
+32 10 47 25 97 (Department)
Fax: +32 10 47 21 80
homepage (updated):


From: D. J. Bernstein <>
Date: 15 Sep 1999 22:09:38 -0000
Subject: New UltraSPARC In-cache FFT Speed Records

I'm pleased to announce the availability of djbfft 0.75, a fast library
for floating-point convolution.

New in this version is UltraSPARC scheduling. For example, a 256-point
double-precision complex FFT takes about 6300 UltraSPARC cycles with
djbfft 0.75 (using gcc -O1, the default compiler). The floating-point
adder uses 5008 of these 6300 cycles; most of the loads, stores, and
multiplications take place in parallel with additions.

In contrast, FFTW trusts the compiler to handle instruction scheduling.
According to the FFTW web pages, a 256-point double-precision complex
FFT takes about 10000 UltraSPARC cycles with FFTW (using Sun's compiler
with various optimization options selected by the FFTW authors).

This version of djbfft, like previous versions, is more than twice as
fast as FFTW on the Pentium and Pentium MMX. It is also faster than FFTW
on many chips for which it has not been scheduled, including the Pentium
Pro, Pentium II, and Pentium III. I haven't decided yet which chips I'll
look at next.

See for more information.

Dan Bernstein, University of Illinois at Chicago


From: Mark Friedman <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 17:56:15 -0500
Subject: Seeking MATLAB Exercises

Dear NAnetters,

I should be grateful for any references on matlab exercises for linear
algebra and numerical analysis courses.

Mark J. Friedman, E-Mail:
Mathematical Sciences Department
University of Alabama in Huntsville Tel: (256) 890-6470, -6879
204 MDH, 301 Sparkman Dr. NW FAX: (256) 890-6173
Huntsville, AL 3589


From: Gerard Meurant <>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 21:26:36 +0200
Subject: New Book, Computer Solution of Large Linear Systems

Dear NA-neters,

I have the pleasure to announce the availability of my new book entitled
"Computer solution of large linear systems" recently published by
North-Holland as volume 28 in the series "Studies in Mathematics and its
This book covers both direct and iterative methods for solving non
singular linear systems. A particular emphasis is put on
preconditioners. It contains ten chapters and a large bibliography of
more than 1000 references. The table of contents is the following:

1- Introductory Material
2- Gaussian elimination for general linear systems
3- Gaussian elimination for sparse linear systems
4- Fast solvers for separable PDEs
5- Classical iterative methods
6- The conjugate gradient and related methods
7- Krylov methods for non-symmetric systems
8- Preconditioning
9- Multigrid methods
10- Domain decomposition and multilevel methods

More details can be found on my personal Web page:


From: Vladimir Liseikin <>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 15:55:12 +0000
Subject: New Book, Grid Generation Methods

The book "Grid Generation Methods" by Vladimir D. Liseikin
(ISSN 1434-8322; ISBN 3-540-65686-3 Springer-Verlag, Berlin,
Heidelberg, New York, 1999, 362pp) is an introduction to
structured and unstructured grid methods. The
emphasis is put on mathematical formulations, substantiations,
and discussions of theoretical aspects of grid generation.
Basic local and integral grid quality measures are described and
new approaches to mesh generation are reviewed. Appropriate
attention is also given to stretching and variational techniques
developed by the author for the treatment of equations with singularities.
Grid generation based on the minimization of functionals of
smoothness, conformality, orthogonality, energy, and alignment is
discussed. The book addresses both scientists and graduate
students, and practitioners in scientific computing.

Some information about the book can be found through

Table of Contents

1. General Considerations
2. Coordinate Transformations
3. Grid Quality Measures
4. Stretching Method
5. Algebraic Grid Generation
6. Grid Generation Through Differential Systems
7. Dynamic Adaptation
8. Variational Methods
9. Curve and Surface Grid Methods
10. Comprehensive Method
11. Unstructured Methods

With best regards,
Vladimir Liseikin


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 05:40:17 -0400
Subject: Speakers for Meeting in Honor of Cleve Moler

Meeting in honor of Cleve Moler's 60th Birthday

Cleve Moler was 60 in August 1999, and we are planning a one-day
meeting on Saturday October 9, 1999 to honor the occasion.

The meeting will take place at MathWorks new headquarters in Natick,
Massachusetts, about 30 minutes from Boston by car. It will consist of
informal talks addressing Cleve's impact on various areas of research,
his unique style of interacting with people, anecdotes, a survey of
areas where he has had an impact, etc.

The list of invited speakers follows:
Tom Coleman, Cornell University
Germund Dahlquist, KTH Sweden
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee/ORNL
Alan Edelman, MIT
Stan Eisenstat, Yale University
Walter Gander, ETH, Zurich
Joe Hicklin, The MathWorks
Nick Higham, Manchester University
Chuck Lawson, JPL
Jack Little, The MathWorks
Bill McKeeman, DEC/Compaq
Kathryn Ann (KAM) Moler, Stanford
Rob Schreiber, HP Lab
Larry Shampine, Southern Methodist University
Pete Stewart, U of Maryland
Gil Strang, MIT
Nick Trefethen, Oxford University
Charlie Van Loan, Cornell University
Margaret Wright, Lucent Technologies

The event will begin with a reception hosted by the MathWorks on Friday
October 8th and end with a banquet on Saturday from 6:00 - 10:00.

For addition information on the meeting and to register see:

We hope to see you there!

With best wishes,
Jack Dongarra
Gene Golub
Jack Little
Charlie van Loan


From: Liam Dawson <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:36:44 +0200
Subject: IMACS World Conference on Scientific Computation

16th IMACS WORLD CONGRESS 2000 on Scientific Computation
Applied Mathematics and Simulation
August 21- 25, 2000
Lausanne, Switzerland

Hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
(Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) that also hosted
the 5th IMACS World Congress in 1967.

Invited Speakers: C. Benham (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY -
USA), R. Caflisch (UCLA - USA), J. Dongarra (U. of Tennessee at
Knoxville - USA), H. F=F6llmer (Humboldt U. - Germany), P.-L. Lions (U.
Paris Dauphine and CNRS - France), J. Ockendon (U. of Oxford - UK),
G. Strang (MIT - USA), A. Stuart (Stanford U. - USA), H. van der
Vorst (Utrecht U. - NL), G. Wanner (U. Gen=E8ve - CH)

Topics: IMACS, the International Association for Mathematics and
Computers in Simulation is concerned with the general philosophy of
the applied mathematical sciences, in particular (but not
exclusively) in the context of computers and the impact thereof on
the research community and on society at large. Therefore the topics
of interest related to Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation
include, but are not limited to: Methods for Ordinary differential
equations and Partial differential equations, Integral equations,
Computational linear algebra, Parallel computing, Symbolic
computation, Modelling and simulation, Non-linear science,
Computational physics/chemistry/biology, Computer arithmetic,
Knowledge-based systems, Computational acoustics, Control systems,
Applications in engineering, robotics, biology, medicine, economics,
the environment, other relevant applications.
Sessions or Minisymposia: Solicited at this time are proposals to
organize sessions and minisymposia within the programme of the

New deadline for contributed papers: October 15, 1999.
Chairs: Prof. Robert Vichnevetsky, Rutgers University - USA,
President of IMACS, Honorary Chair of the Congress and Prof. Michel
Deville, EPFL - Switzerland.

Information: All information on IMACS 2000, including instructions
for submissions of abstracts, registration etc, can be found on the
WEB at

Local Organizers: Prof. Robert Owens, IMACS Congress 2000, DGM - IMHEF -
LMF,Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH -1015 Lausanne,

TEL.: ++41.21.693.38.83
FAX.: ++41.21.693.36.46


From: John Prentice <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 01:29:36 -0600
Subject: Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology

We would like to invite NA Digest readers to submit a paper to a session we
are organizing at the 11th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine
and Biology (ICMMB), to be held in Maui, Hawaii on April 2-5, 2000.

ICMMB is a conference of international experts who gather for the purpose of
sharing advances in the applications of mechanics in the world of medicine
and biology. The theme of the year 2000 meeting is Academics and Industry
Research: A Partnership for Medical Technology Advancement in the Next
Millennium. Papers which deal with any aspects of bio-mechanics ranging
from fundamentals to clinical applications are invited, but papers dealing
with the evolution of knowledge and technologies into commercial products
are especially welcome.

The session we are organizing will concentrate on the development of
computer models of human anatomical structures from clinical or laboratory
images and their use in bio-mechanical modeling. Topics of interest for
this session include, but are not limited to:

* image processing techniques for human anatomy, including automatic
segmentation and classification techniques.
* techniques for constructing mesh based models of human anatomy from
clinical and laboratory images.
* in vivo bio-mechanical computer models that incorporate mesh based
models of human anatomy.
* computer models of the in vivo performance of implantable medical
devices using mesh based models of human anatomy.

Papers dealing with other aspects of bio-mechanics are also welcome and
will be considered for other ICMMB sessions.

For more information, including instructions for authors and registration
information, see the ICMMB web page at . The
deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 1999.

We hope to see you in Maui!

John K. Prentice Daniel R. Fuka
Quetzal Computational Associates, Inc. Quetzal Computational Associates, Inc.


From: Nancy J Watson <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 13:07:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Large-Scale Computations in the Simulation of Materials

Meeting on Large-Scale Computations in the Simulation of Materials

March 30 - April 1, 2000

This is a highly interdisciplinary meeting, bringing together scientists
from a wide spectrum ranging from academia to industry and laboratories,
and where contemporary challenges imposed by advances in industry,
technology, and bio-medical sciences will be confronted with
state-of-the-art mathematical and computational tools. Some of the topics
covered in this meeting are:

multiscale material modeling, computer design of
materials, molecular dynamics, mixtures,
colloidal systems, particles in fluids,
mathematical models in biology,
blood flow calculations, microstructures.

The tentative list of invited speakers includes:

Name Affiliation

Steve Cox Rice University
Lisa Fauci Tulane University
Roland Glowinski University of Houston
Grant Heffelfinger Sandia National Laboratory
Daniel Joseph University of Minnesota
Uzi Landman Georgia Institute of Technology
Wayne King Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Arthur Sherman National Institute of Health
Malcolm Stocks Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Up-to-date information about this meeting and additional details
(concerning transportation, housing, registration, and the program)
will be posted on the web at:

To register, please complete the registration form
located at:

Young researchers are encouraged to apply for
financial support. The deadline for applications is
December 15, 1999.

Conference Organizers: Anthony Kearsley and Shlomo Ta'asan

For further information please contact:

Large-Scale Computations in the Simulation
of Materials Conference
Center for Nonlinear Analysis
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: (412) 268-2545
Fax: (412) 268-6380

The CNA, established in 1991 is a National Science Foundation sponsored
research and training center concentrating in areas including nonlinear
analysis, mechanics, scientific computation, and mathematical finance.


From: Otmar Scherzer <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 14:58:16 +0200
Subject: Conference on Inverse Problems

Conference on Inverse Problems
of the special research initiative
SFB F013 "Numerical and Symbolic Scientific Computation"
at the University of Linz

in junction with
TMR-Workshop on Inverse Problems

The Workshop on Inverse Problems of the SFB will be held in the
Erwachsenenbildungshaus in Strobl, Lake St. Wolfgang,
Austria from June, 26th to July, 1st 2000.

Topics of this workshop include but are not limited to:
* Inverse Problems
* Ill-posed Problems
* Regularization Methods
* Optimal Control Problems
* Optimization

The following speakers have already mentioned their interest to take
part at this conference:
* M. Hanke (University of Mainz, Germany)
* R. Hoppe (University of Augsburg, Germany)
* K. Ito (North Carolina State University, USA)
* M. Jaoua (University of Carthago, Tunis)
* R. Kress (University of Gottingen, Germany)
* K. Kunisch (University of Graz, Austria)
* P. Maass (University of Bremen, Germany)
* Z. Nashed (University of Delaware, USA)
* M. Pidcock (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
* F. Troeltsch (University of Chemnitz, Germany)
* J. Weickert (University of Mannheim, Germany)

In addition to the SFB workshop there will take place a TMR
workshop (Training and Mobility of Researchers) funded by the
European Union.
This is two days workshop on June 26th, 2000 and June 27th, 2000.
Several Researches will give introductions in extended courses on
Inverse Problems, Shape Optimization.
The following researchers have already confirmed to give extended

* M. Bruehl (University of Mainz, Germany)
* H. W. Engl (University of Linz, Austria)
* C. Stangl (University of Linz, Austria)

Partcipants of the TMR workshop are welcome to participate also at the
SFB Workshop on Inverse Problems.

If you are interested to participate and/or to contribute with
a talk to this Conference please inform Thorsten Hohage
In case you are interested in participating exclusively at the
TMR-workshop please contact Tom Felici
Please note that there is only limited space available in the
the Erwachsenenbildungshaus in Strobl.
Updated information on this conference will be available in the
internet at


From: George Karypis <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 23:19:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Workshop on Graph Partitioning & Applications

Workshop on
Graph Partitioning & Applications: Current and Future Directions

Sponsored by
Army High Performance Computing Research Center &
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

October 14-15, 1999
Army HPC Research Center
University of Minnesota

Graph partitioning is an important problem with extensive applications
in many different areas including scientific computing, parallel
processing, VLSI design, data-mining, and efficient storage of large
databases. For example, the ability to find good partitionings of
large irregular, dynamic and adaptive meshes is critical for efficient
execution of many computational simulations on high performance computers.

A two day workshop on Graph Partitioning Applications is being held at
the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) at the
University of Minnesota to bring together researchers working on graph
partitioning algorithms as well as researchers who need partitioning
techniques to solve their problems. The workshop will provide a forum
for presentation of new formulations as well as algorithms for graph
partitioning, and novel, innovative applications of graph partitioning.

Workshop Organizers:

Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center (
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories (
George Karypis, University of Minnesota (
Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota (

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Jean Burdick
Conference Secretary
Army High Performance Computing Research Center
1100 South Washington Avenue, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Tel: (612) 626-8103
Fax: (612) 626-1596


From: Osman Yasar <>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 12:00:49 -0400
Subject: Computational Science Program at SUNY Brockport

Dear Colleagues,
Please advise your students and colleagues about our program
in computational science. For further information, please visit We offer both undergraduate and
graduate (MS) programs. In fact, we may be the ONLY full-scale
undergraduate program in this field. We are looking for good
students and even faculty candidates for the next 1-2 years...

We held a session on computational science education during
the 1999 HPC Users Group Conference ( or We are planning another meeting
next year, but I just noticed in the NA-DIGEST that SIAM is
also planning to do something on this next year. Who is the
contact for that? I think we should coordinate...

Osman Yasar, Professor/Director, Computational Science,
State University of New York, Brockport, NY 14420
Tel: (716) 395-2595, FAX: (716) 395-2172


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 16:06:38 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Dean Position at San Diego State University




San Diego State University is seeking an innovative and energetic
academic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Sciences and create a
twenty-first century college for a highly dynamic and advancing
university. The College of Sciences consists of the departments of
astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, mathematics and
computer sciences, physics and psychology. The College also maintains
11 research centers and institutes, the Mt. Laguna Observatory, and over
7,000 biological sciences field station acres. The College's current grant
and contract activity is over $20 million, a substantial portion of which is
NSF and NIH supported. The College offers 18 undergraduate degree
programs, 16 master's degree programs, and 5 joint doctoral degree
programs with the University of California, and has 194 full-time faculty,
110 part-time faculty and 94 staff and technical positions. The College
supports a strong teacher/scholar model placing equal value on teaching
and research. The College also strongly supports the education of its
students through direct student involvement in faculty research projects.

The Dean of the College of Sciences reports to the Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the Academic Deans'
Conference. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative leader for
the College with primary responsibility for its programs and future
development. The Dean provides leadership for the College in the
oversight of its instructional, research and service programs; provides
direction to and receives recommendations from appropriate College
committees charged with curriculum and personnel responsibilities; and
develops and administers the College's budget. Additional information
about the College is available at

San Diego State University is the largest of twenty-three campuses in the
California State University system with a diverse student population of
over 31,000 and over 2,000 faculty. SDSU is currently designated a
Doctoral University II by the Carnegie Foundation and anticipates
meeting the criteria for Research University II status in the near future.
Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 76 areas, master's
in 57 and the doctorate in 11. Additional information about the University
is available at

Applications/Nominations: Nominations are welcome. Candidates may
apply directly by sending a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the
names, addresses and phone/fax numbers of at least five references.
References will only be contacted with permission of the candidate.
Applications received by October 15, 1999, are guaranteed to receive full
consideration, although application review will continue until the position
is filled. Preferred starting date is July 1, 2000. Please send all
communications to: Office of the Provost/VPAA, Sciences Dean Search
Committee, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr., San
Diego, CA 92182-8010.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate
against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability. Women, ethnic
minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


From: Thomas Seidman <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 19:04:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Chair Position at University of Maryland Baltimore County

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland Baltimore County

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites
applications for the position of the Chair of the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics. The Chair is expected to lead the faculty
in the development of the department's instructional and research
programs, including the anticipated filling of several open faculty
positions over the next few years. Candidates should have an earned
doctorate in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field,
and be qualified for appointment at the rank of full professor.
Committment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education,
possession of superior leadership and communication skills, and a
strong and active research program are required.

The department offers programs leading to the BA, BS, MS and PhD
degrees in applied mathematics and MS and PhD in statistics. Currently
there are 22 full-time faculty members, 25 full-time and 30 part-time
graduate students, and 150 undergraduate majors. Further details can
be obtained from the department's web site at

UMBC is located just outside Baltimore and about 30 minutes from
Washington DC, near major industries, federal laboratories and
sponsoring agencies. It has a faculty of over 400 and a student
body of approximately 10,000. The campus is in a growth mode and
has several facilities under construction The campus's total research
funding is approaching $50 million.

Candidates should submit a CV, a statement of professional goals,
and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of four references
to Dr. Geoffrey Summers, Chair of Math/Stat Search Committee, c/o
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC, Baltimore, MD~21250.
Screening of the candidates will begin in November 1999 and will
continue until the position is filled. UMBC is an EOE/AA employer.


From: J. F. Blowey <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 11:45:23 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Chair Position at the University of Durham

A Chair in Numerical Analysis in the Department of Mathematical
Sciences is available from 1 April 2000 or such date as may be arranged.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 30 September, 1999

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in
any branch of Numerical Analysis. The fields of present members of the
department include Finite Element Approximation and Multigrid Methods for
Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Linear Algebra, and
Polynomial Approximation and Ordinary Differential Equations. In the
last Research Assessment both Applied and Pure Mathematics in Durham
were graded 5.

The full advertisement for the chair can be found at the WEB page:

and further particulars are available from:

For informal discussion of the post, please contact Professor
A.J. Scholl (Chairman), Tel: +44 (0)191 374 2355, email: or Professor R.S. Ward (Head of Applied
section), Tel: +44 (0)191 374 2378, email:

Further details and an application form may be obtained from the
Director of Personnel, Old Shire Hall, Durham, DH1 3HP, to whom
applications (5 copies) should be submitted, including the names of
three referees. (Candidates outside the British Isles may submit one
copy only.) Tel: +44 (0)191-374 3140/ fax: +44 (0)191-374 7253/e-mail

Please quote reference C065.


From: James Nagy <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 06:01:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Emory University



The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University,
invites applications for an anticipated tenure track Assistant
Professorship or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate
Professor or Professor, effective 2000-2001. Applicants must have a
research program in numerical analysis/computational mathematics and hold
a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
The department offers several undergraduate programs,
a PhD in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science, and applicants
should have strong records, or promise, as undergraduate and
graduate teachers.

Emory University has embarked on an ambitious building program for the
sciences and mathematics, and we expect substantial growth in departmental
and interdepartmental education and research programs. Key to our
development is expansion of a computational science research group and
this will be one of a series of appointments. Primary research interests
must be numerical analysis, applied mathematics or high performance computing,
with preference for individuals whose application areas enhance Emory's
strength in life and physical sciences.

Applicants must provide CV's, with at least three recommenders' names,
and have recommendation letters sent to

Professor Dwight Duffus, Screening Committee
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory University
Atlanta GA 30322

Screening of applications will begin on 1 January 2000.

Informal inquiries are welcome; please see our web page at for further details.

Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


From: S. I. Hariharan <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:17:24 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Akron

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

An Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics (tenure-track) position is
available starting August 28, 2000. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in
Applied Mathematics or a closely related area with research strength in
materials science. Preference will be given to candidates with
postdoctoral experience or other research experience beyond the doctorate.
Candidates are expected to provide evidence of an ongoing research program
including potential for receiving external funding. Candidates should also
provide evidence of experience and interest in teaching.

The Department includes thirty-two full-time faculty as well as part-time
faculty. It offers Bachelor and Master degrees in Applied Mathematics,
Mathematics, and Computer Science. An Engineering Applied Mathematics
doctoral program, emphasizing interdisciplinary applied mathematics, is
offered cooperatively with the College of Engineering. See for more information about the Department and
its programs.

The University of Akron is a state-assisted metropolitan university in
northeast Ohio with approximately 23,500 students. The University is
well-known for its interdisciplinary programs and has a world-class polymer
science program and widely recognized departments in engineering, science,
business, and education.

All materials (application letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copy of
graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation) should be sent

Chair, Applied Mathematics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002

Inquiries may be sent to Review of completed
applications will begin December 17, 1999, and will continue until the
position is filled.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Akron is an
equal education and employment institution.


From: Walter Spann <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 19:20:26 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Munich

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the

Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (Germany)

invites applications for the position:

Professorship (C4) in Applied Mathematics

The applicants will be expected to have a distinguished research
background in the field of numerical mathematics.

A habilitation (or equivalent qualification) is required.

Deadline for application: October 1, 1999.

The complete text of the advertisement in German may be found at


From: Colleen Gosser <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 13:32:36 -0700
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Arizona State University

Post-Doctoral Position Available at Arizona State University

3D Visualization and Modeling Project

Job Description for 3DK project at Arizona State University

The 3Dknowledge: Acquisition, Representation and Analysis (3DK) project
funded by the National Science Foundation's KDI (Knowledge and Distributed
Intelligence) program will run from September 1999 to August 2002. . Arizona
State University was one of 31 institutions to receive the award from 550
applicants. The project is to be conducted under the aegis of PRISM -
Partnership for Research in Stereo Modeling - ( at
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the Post Doctoral position
in the project. The successful candidate will have a strong background in
Computer Aided Geometric Design and Computer Graphics. Additional relevant
areas include mathematics and engineering with background in Solid Modeling,
Feature Recognition, Database development and numerical analysis. The
candidate will be responsible for conducting research and also will lead the
design, implementation and integration of the software development in a
platform-independent environment. Independent leadership skills with ability
to do cutting edge research are highly desired in such a candidate. The
candidate will report to the Project Director. If you are willing to work in
an exciting and diverse interdisciplinary area with a wonderful team of
scientists and researchers please respond with a detailed vita to the
address below.

Salary will begin at $40,000 per year for 100% time. This benefits eligible
position offers life, medical, dental, long-term disability insurance and

For more information the project web site at // or contact Dr.
Anshuman Razdan, PRISM Technical Director at ASU at (480) 965-5368,
Colleen Murphy Gosser
Arizona State University
Partnership for Research in Stereo Modeling (PRISM)
tel: (480) 965-0483
fax: (480) 965-8692


From: Maurizio Falcone-Dip <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 23:37:01 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Universita' di Roma

The Team of the European Community TMR Network on "Viscosity
solutions and their applications" based at the Dipartimento di
Matematica, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza" expects to offer up to two
(2) one-semester post-doctoral positions for the academic year 1999/00.
Ph.D. students with a research curriculum of at least two years are
also welcome to apply. Those positions are renewable once.
Shorter appointments may also be considered.
All candidates should clearly indicate the period for which they
are asking support.

The amount of the fellowship will be determined according to standard
European Community rates, the minimum amount being about
2000 ECU per month.

Young candidates whose research falls in the areas of nonlinear partial
differential equations, control theory, numerical analysis and/or
scientific computing are encouraged to apply.
Priority will be given to applicants with previous experience
in the field of viscosity solutions and/or its applications.

Candidates must be nationals of a European Union Member State other than
Italy or a State associated with the TMR Program (Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Norway, Israel) and must not be over 35 years of age at the time the
appointment will start (an allowance to this age limit may be made
for military service and child-care).

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a
statement of current research interests, a research proposal and two
letters of recommendation.

Deadline for the submission of the application is OCTOBER 15, 1999.

More informations can be found at the WEB site


From: G. Moore <>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 00:11:59 +0100
Subject: Lectureships at Imperial College, London


Imperial College is advertising Lectureship(s) in Mathematics
(closing date Thursday 30th September). For details click on
Governors' Lecturers at


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 09:52:53 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 6, Issue 1, 1999

A Comparison of Solvers for Large Eigenvalue Problems Occurring in the
Design of Resonant Cavities
P. Arbenz and R. Geus (pp. 3-16)

Numerical Solution of Navier-Stokes Systems
J. Cihlar and Ph. Angot (pp. 17-27)

Sensitivity Analysis of the Lanczos Reduction
Ch. Paige and P. Van Dooren (pp. 29-50)

Parallel Fictitious Domain Decomposition for Non-linear Elliptic Neumann
Boundary Value Problem
T. Rossi and J. Toivanen (pp. 51-60)

A New Variant of Restarted GMRES
V. Simoncini (pp. 61-77)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 6, Issue 2, 1999

Non-Stationary Parallel Multisplitting Algorithms for Almost
Linear Systems
J. Arnal, V. Migallon and J. Penades (pp. 79-92)

Convergence and Comparison Theorems for Multisplittings
J.J. Climent and C. Perea (pp. 93-107)

On Preconditioning and Penalized Matrices
Z. Dostal (pp. 109-114)

Finite Element Methods for Elliptic Systems with Constraints
M. Dobrowolski (pp. 115-124)

A Wavefront Relaxation Algorithm with Overlapping Splitting for
Reaction-Diffusion Equations
M. Gander (pp. 125-145)

Post-Processing of Gauss-Seidel Iterations
M. Krizek, L. Liu and P. Neittaanmaki (pp. 147-156)

Convergence of Asynchronous Jacobi-Newton Iterations
U. Schrader (pp. 157-165)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 6, Issue 3, 1999

On a Parallel Multilevel Solver for Linear Elasticity Problems
A. Padiy (pp. 171-188)

A New Row Ordering Strategy for Frontal Solvers
J.A. Scott (pp. 189-211)

Subspace-by-Subspace Preconditioners for Structured Linear Systems
M. Dayde, J. Decamp and N.I.M. Gould (pp. 213-234)

Alternative correction equations in the Jacobi-Davidson method
M. Genseberger and G.L.G. Sleijpen (pp. 235-253)


From: Ake Bjorck <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:44:57 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Contents, BIT

CONTENTS BIT Numerical Mathematics
Volume 39, Issue 4 (December 1999)
For information to contributers and about subscriptions see

Analysis of a diagonal form of the fast multipole algorithm
for scattering theory
S. Amini and A. T. J. Profit, pp. 585--602

Estimation of the L-curve via Lanczos bidiagonalization
D. Calvetti, G. H. Golub, and L. Reichel, pp. 603--619

Exponential integrators for quantum-classical molecular
M. Hochbruch and Ch. Lubich, pp. 620--645

On locating clusters of zeros of analytic functions
P. Kravanja, T. Sakurai, and M. van Barel, pp. 646--682

A dimensional splitting method for quasilinear hyperbolic
equations with variable coefficients
K.-A. Lie, pp. 683--700

A constructive approach to lattice rule canonical forms
J. N. Lyness and S. Joe, pp. 701--715

The mortar element method with locally nonconforming elements
L. Marcinkowski, pp. 716--739

Bounds on singular values revealed by QR factorizations
C.-T. Pan and P. T. P. Tang, pp. 740--756

Low rank approximation of a Hankel matrix by structured total
least norm
H. Park, L. Zhang, and J. B. Rosen, pp. 757--779


The Euler--Maclaurin formula in presence of a logarithmic
R. Celorrio and F.-J. Sayas, pp. 780 --785

Acknowledgements, p. 786

Index, pp. 787--790


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