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- Ruediger Weiss
- Change of Address for Ed Deprettere
- New Format of Optimization Software Guide
- New Book, Moduli of Continuity and Global Smoothness Preservation
- Faculty Position at University of Cape Town
- Faculty Positions at the University of Kansas
- Visiting Positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory
- Student and Postdoctoral Positions at ETH, Zurich
- Student and Postdoctoral Positions at the EPFL, Lausanne
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From: Willi Schoenauer <schoenauer@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 10:46:48 +0100

**Subject: Ruediger Weiss**

On December 18, 1999 Ruediger Weiss died by a fatal traffic accident.

He was a leading specialist in the field of generalized conjugate

gradient methods. His book "Parameter-Free Iterative Linear Solvers"

presents a unifying theoretical framework for iterative solvers for

linear systems. A full professorship for the chair of High Performance

Computing Systems combined with the directorate of the computing

center of the University of Rostock in Germany had been offered to him.

He was in the final state of negotiations and intended to accept the

chair in March 2000. The tragic death of Ruediger Weiss is a bitter loss

for the scientific community, for his friends and collegues. Our

compassion is with his wife Christel and his two little daughters.

The private address is:

Dr. Christel Weiss

Gabelsberger Str. 6

76135 Karlsruhe

Germany

W. Schoenauer

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From: Ed Deprettere <ed@nijlan.et.tudelft.nl>

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 20:00:32 +0100 (CET)

**Subject: Change of Address for Ed Deprettere**

I moved from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands,

to the Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. At Leiden University

I'll be Information Technology Professor at the Leiden Institute

of Advances Computer Science.

Beginning January 1, 2000 my new coordinates are

Ed F. Deprettere

Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Leiden Institute of Advanced

Computer Science(LIACS) , Room 124-126

Niels Bohrweg 2

2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands

P.O. Box 9512

2300 RA Leiden

The Netherlands

(+31 71) 527 5776 Phone

(+31 71) 527 6985 Fax

E-mail address edd@liacs.nl

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From: Hans Mittelmann <beck@plato.la.asu.edu>

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:53:16 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: New Format of Optimization Software Guide**

NEW FORMAT OF OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE GUIDE

The guide to mostly non-commercial optimization software which Peter

Spellucci and I maintain at

http://plato.la.asu.edu/guide.html

has been reformatted and extended. Don't hold back with your comments

or suggestions!

Hans D. Mittelmann

Arizona State University

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

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 11:10:41 -0600

**Subject: New Book, Moduli of Continuity and Global Smoothness Preservation**

APPROXIMATION THEORY (New)

Moduli of Continuity and Global Smoothness Preservation

by

G.A.Anastassiou,The University of Memphis,Memphis, TN,

& S.G.Gal,University of Oradea,Oradea,Romania

This monograph in two parts,is an intensive and comprehensive study of

the computational aspects of the moduli of smoothness and the Global

Smoothness Preservation Property (GSPP).It introduces substantial

motivation and examples for key results,and includes a systematic and

extensive study of the computation of moduli of continuity and

GSPP,presented for the first time in the book literature.Furthermore,the

book discusses extensive applications of moduli of smoothness and GSPP

concepts to approximation theory,probability theory,numerical and

functional analysis,and presents GSPP methods to benefit engineers in

computer-aided geometric design.

2000 535pp.Hardcover ISBN 0-8176-4151-3

$89.95 (tent) BIRKHAUSER

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From: Brian Hahn <bdh@maths.uct.ac.za>

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:07:33 SAST-2

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Cape Town**

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics seeks to

appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with interests and expertise in

Applied Mathematics.

Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research

interests lie in one or more of Nonlinear Dynamics and Integrable

Systems, Finite Element Methods, Continuum Mechanics, and

Computational Mechanics, and who are keen to develop links beyond the

Department with researchers in applied disciplines in engineering

and/or physics. Applications would also be welcomed from candidates

whose main interests lie in areas of Mathematics such as Numerical

Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, or Functional Analysis, but

whose activities include the application of these disciplines in

engineering and/or physics.

The remuneration packages, including benefits, are negotiable between:

Senior Lecturer: R160 965 - R201 206 a year. Lecturer: R146 478 - R183

097 a year.

Send your CV (including the names, postal/email addresses,

telephone/fax numbers of three referees) to: The Staff Recruitment

Office (Ref: 361), University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701, South

Africa. The initial closing date for applications is 29 February 2000,

although applications will be considered until such time as the post

is filled.Tel: +27 21 650-2192/6; fax: +27 21 650-2138; email:

sro@bremner.uct.ac.za; website: http://www.uct.ac.za.

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From: Ralph Byers <byers@ariel.math.ukans.edu>

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:21:39 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Kansas**

Department of Mathematics

University of Kansas

Applications are invited for two tenure-track positions at the

assistant professor level beginning August 18, 2000, January 1, 2001,

or as negotiated. (These positions are contingent on final

budgetary approval.) First preference will be given to candidates in

statistics, the second to candidates in computational mathematics,

and otherwise to candidates in pure or applied mathematics whose

specialties mesh well with those already represented in the department.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its requirements completed by August

15, 2000. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Applications are also invited for two temporary positions at the assistant

professor level beginning August 18, 2000 or as negotiated. (These

positions are contingent on final budgetary approval.) These positions

are normally renewable for a second and third year. First preference

will be given to candidates in commutative algebra, second in numerical

partial differential equations, and otherwise to candidates whose

research interests mesh well with those of our faculty. Candidates

must have a Ph.D. or its requirements completed by August 18, 2000.

Letter of application, detailed resume with description of research,

completed AMS standardized application form, and three letters of

recommendation should be sent to

Jack Porter, Chair

Department of Mathematics

405 Snow Hall

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66045-2142

Deadlines: Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2000 and

will continue until the positions are filled.

KU is EO/AA Employer.

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From: Bruce Suter <Bruce.Suter@rl.af.mil>

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:41:12 -0500

**Subject: Visiting Positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory**

Postdoctoral and Sabbatical Positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory

Funding has been secured for multiple postdoctoral and sabbatical positions

in computational mathematics with an interest in signal and image processing

applications. For further information including requirements, applications,

and details about the program send an inquiry to Dr. Bruce Suter

(suterb@rl.af.mil). For these positions U.S. citizenship is required.

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From: ETH Zurich <schwab@math.ethz.ch>

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 16:35:56 +0100

**Subject: Student and Postdoctoral Positions at ETH, Zurich**

At the Seminar for Applied Mathematics (SAM) of the ETH Zurich, several

positions are available for Ph.D. studies and Postdoctoral researach in

scientific computing and numerical analysis. The positions are full

time, three-year renewable and offer competitive salaries. We require

an above average Degree (Diploma or Ph.D.) in either mathematics,

physics, computer science or an engineering discipline.

The SAM is part of the department of mathematics of ETH Zurich and in

close collaboration with several engineering and industrial partners.

For current activities and more information, please see

www.sam.math.ethz.ch.

Please send applications to

Mrs. M. Pfister

Seminar fuer Angewandte Mathematik

ETH Zuerich, HG G58.1

Raemistrasse 101

CH-8092 Zuerich

Switzerland

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From: John Maddocks <maddocks@dma.epfl.ch>

Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 14:26:28 +0100

**Subject: Student and Postdoctoral Positions at the EPFL, Lausanne**

PhD and Postdoctoral Positions at the

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology--Lausanne

Applications are invited for PhD and/or Postdoctoral positions within

the Chair of Applied Analysis and the Laboratory for Computation and

Visualization in Mathematics and Mechanics ( LCVM^2 ), which form part

of the Department of Mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of

Technology (or EPFL).

The work of the group is concentrated in two areas. The first is the use

of techniques of continuum mechanics in modelling DNA, and the second is

in the use of visualization in parameter continuation problems,

including distributed parallel computations. The work on DNA is carried

out in close collaboration with various experimental groups. There is

some possibility for the work on parameter continuation and

visualization to be pursued in collaboration with the Swiss Super

Computer Center at Manno.

Further details concerning these positions and the application procedure

can be found at the site

http://lcvmwww.epfl.ch/

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From: Bob Russell <rdr@cs.sfu.ca>

Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 23:40:19 GMT

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Simon Fraser University**

PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applied and Computational Mathematics Group

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, CANADA

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Group of Simon Fraser University

invites applications for a postdoctoral position in numerical PDEs. We seek

a promising researcher within 3 years of their PhD who has particular

expertise in some subset of spectral methods, integral equation methods,

adaptive grid techniques, level set methods, or finite element/difference

methods.

The position will be partially funded through the Pacific Institute of

Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and will be a research position with a maximum

of one course of teaching a year. It is anticipated that the position would

be taken up sometime between April 1, 2000 and January 1, 2001 and would

have approximately a two year duration. For full details on the PIMS

fellowships, see http://wren.pims.math.ca/opportunities/pdf.html.

Simon Fraser University has a young and very dynamic Applied and Computational

Mathematics Group. The position would offer an enjoyable working environment

and unique physical surroundings. See http://www.math.sfu.ca/applmath/ for

further information on our group and our research interests.

There are no citizenship restrictions on this position. Interested applicants

can contact Bob Russell by email (rdr@cs.sfu.ca) for further inquiry or can

directly send two letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and a statement

of research interests to Bob Russell, Department of Mathematics and

Statistics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 by January

31, 2000.

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From: Francoise Chatelin <Francoise.Chatelin@cerfacs.fr>

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 16:29:20 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at CERFACS**

URGENT : Post-doc position at CERFACS / Qualitative Computing Group

A one year post-doc research position is open at CERFACS in the

Qualitative Computing Group lead by Prof. Chaitin-Chatelin, to start

no later than March 1st, 2000.

The main research activities in this Group are:

- study of the stability and the reliability of numerical methods,

specifically in the neighbourhood of singularities,

- design of robust codes for computing some eigenelements of very large

and nonnormal matrices (Arnoldi Tchebycheff method),

- influence of high nonnormality on reliability of numerical methods,

- software tools for assessing the quality (reliability, robustness) of

numerical methods.

This Group is part of the Parallel Algorithms Project lead by Iain Duff.

The successful candidate is expected to have strong interest, background

and experience in scientific computing, numerical analysis and possibly

functional analysis. He/she is expected to interact strongly with the other

members of the Group.

For more scientific information about the Qualitative Computing Group

URL address : http://www.cerfacs.fr/algor/qualitative/Qualitative.html

For detailed information about CERFACS

URL address : http://www.cerfacs.fr/algor

For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located

URL address : http://www.mairie-toulouse.fr/accueilU.htm

The CERFACS recruitment procedure is described at the URL address:

http://www.cerfacs.fr/admin/rules.html

Send the application to Mme Campassens at CERFACS. For any scientific

question regarding this position, please send email to

Prof. Chaitin-Chatelin (chatelin@cerfacs.fr).

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