NA Digest Monday, February 19, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 08

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From: "Gene Golub" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:24:09 -0800
Subject: Congratulations to Nick Trefethen for election to NAE

Congratulations to Nick Trefethen on having been elected to the National
Academy of Engineering (NAE). The citation reads,
"For contributions to stability theory in numerical analysis and its
application to the determination of the onset of turbulence."

Gene H Golub
Computer Science Dept
Stanford University


From: "Paul T. Boggs" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 11:22:43 -0500
Subject: "Algorithm" Poem by Paul Boggs

Inspired by Tim Davis' poem, "Matryx Factyrs" which was inspired by Blake's
"The Tyger."


Algorithm, my delight
Running at the speed of light
What the genius, who the geek
Could forge thy objects ever sleek?

In what language were thee writ
That enabled every bit?
What the templates - how applied
And what the math down deep inside?

Thou wert born with MPI
And that enabled thee to fly
On Beowulf we set thee free
All cycles thou consumed with glee.

When the stars come out at night
And ask a sacrificial rite
Do we just sneer and charge ahead
With no fear and with no dread?

All this wonder; all this speed
And yet I wait here still in need
Alas the run's untimely halt
Said naught but that some seg did fault.

Algorithm, my delight
Running at the speed of light
What the genius, who the geek
Could forge thy objects ever sleek?


From: Christophe Prieur <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:13:30 +0100
Subject: Call for Nominiation: PhD Award on Embedded and Networked Control

Call for Nominations for 2007 European PhD Award on Embedded and
Networked Control

The EECI PhD Award is given annually in recognition of the best PhD
thesis in Europe in the field of Embedded and Networked Control. The aim
is to encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers in their
first research period. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash
award. The domain of research of candidates should be included in the
large multidisciplinary area of the control of hybrid, nonlinear,
embedded or networked systems.

For more information consult the web-pages :

The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2007. To be eligible for the
award, the thesis must have been defended in Europe during the year
prior the above deadline. To apply, please consult the award web page:

For inquiries, please contact


From: "McCrory, Ute, Springer DE" <>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 09:25:48 +0100
Subject: New Book: Applied Partial Differential Equations: A Visual Approach

Applied Partial Differential Equations: A Visual Approach
Markowich, Peter A.

The book presents topics of science and engineering, which occur in
nature or are part of our daily lives. It describes phenomena which are
modelled by partial differential equations, relating to physical
variables like mass, velocity and energy, etc. to their spatial and
temporal variations.

Typically, these equations are highly nonlinear, in many cases they are
also vectorial systems, and they represent a challenge even for the
most modern and sophisticated mathematical-analytical and mathematical-
numerical techniques.

The topics chosen reflect the longtime scientific interests of the
author. They include flow of fluids and gases, granular flows,
biological processes like pattern formation on animal skins, kinetics
of rarified gases and semiconductor devices. Each topic is briefly
presented in its scientific or engineering context, followed by an
introduction of the mathematical models in the form of partial
differential equations with a discussion of their basic mathematical

Written for: Students and researchers in Mathematics, in Science and
Engineering with a mathematical background

Keywords: mathematical modelling, partial differential equations, photography

For more information and sample pages with pictures please look at


From: "ANTUNES, Natasha" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:51:56 -0000
Subject: New book, Milestones in Matrix Computation

Milestones in Matrix Computation
The selected works of Gene H. Golub with commentaries
Edited by Raymond Chan, Chen Greif, and Dianne O'Leary

* Provides a unique insight into developments in Matrix Computation
* Facsimiles of 21 original papers dating from 1961
* Expert commentaries provide a comprehensive insight into the key
areas iterative methods for linear systems, solution of least squares
problems, matrix factorizations and applications, orthogonal polynomials
and quadrature, and eigenvalue problems

The text presents and discusses some of the most influential
papers in Matrix Computation authored by Gene H. Golub, one of the
founding fathers of the field. Including commentaries by leading
experts and a brief biography, this text will be of great interest
to students and researchers in numerical analysis and scientific
584 pages | Hardback | February 2007 | £65.00

Available now through all good bookshops, or direct from
Oxford University Press at:


From: <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 21:55:26 EET
Subject: Call for papers, SMCtools 2007, Oct 2007

Call for papers, SMCtools 2007

International Workshop on Tools for Solving Structured Markov Chains
(Nantes, France / October 26, 2007)

Performance evaluation methodologies based on structured Markov chains have
taken a more prominent role over the last two decades. During this time,
due to the strong exploitation of the involved structures, the techniques
used to assess the performance measures of interest have advanced
significantly in terms of their efficiency, while becoming more complex at
the same time. This increased complexity often acts as an opposing force to
a more widespread use of these advanced methodologies. Making these novel
techniques more accessible via a set of software tools is therefore
essential to further promote their integration in the system design.

This workshop solicits papers on software tools for solving structured
Markov chains (MCs).

Please see for detailed information.


From: "Sumit Basu" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 19:10:46 -0800
Subject: NIPS*2007 - Preliminary Call for Papers, Dec 2007

Deadline for Paper Submissions: June 8, 2007

Submissions are solicited for the Twenty-First Annual meeting of an
interdisciplinary Conference (December 3-6) which brings together
researchers interested in all aspects of neural and statistical processing
and computation. The Conference will include invited talks as well as oral
and poster presentations of refereed papers. It is single track and highly
selective. Preceding the main Conference will be one day of Tutorials
(December 3), and following it will be two days of Workshops at
Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort (December 7-8).

Submissions: Papers are solicited in all areas of neural information
processing and statistical learning.

Review Criteria: As in the last year, NIPS submissions will be reviewed
double-blind: the reviewers will not know the identities of the authors.
Submissions will be refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty,
potential impact on the field, and clarity. There will be an opportunity
after the meeting to revise accepted manuscripts. We particularly encourage
submissions by authors new to NIPS, as well as application papers that
combine concrete results on novel or previously unachievable applications
with analysis of the underlying difficulty from a machine learning

Submission Instructions: NIPS accepts only electronic submissions at

These submissions must be in PDF format. The Conference web site will accept
electronic submissions until midnight June 8, 2007, Pacific daylight time.

Demonstrations: There is a separate Demonstration track at NIPS. Authors
wishing to submit to the Demonstration track should consult the Conference
web site.

Deadline for Paper Submissions: June 8, 2007


From: "ICMTD07 Conference" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:23:31 +0200
Subject: ICMTD 2007 Conference: Please forward this e-mail

On the occasion of the celebration of the Egyptian Mathematical Society for
its 15th anniversary, the society is planning to organize its Second
International Conference on Mathematics: Trends and Developments (ICMTD
2007). The conference will be held in Cairo from 27th to 30th of December

The purpose of the conference is to gather mathematicians from Universities
and Research Institutes from different countries to discuss current trends,
developments and perspectives in the following fields:

1- Mathematical Biology;
2- Computer Science;
3- Algebra, Number Theory and Combinatorics;
4- Topology and Geometry;
5- Probability Theory and Applications;
6- Quantum Information;
7- Computational Mathematics.

We invited a number of distinguished mathematicians to present plenary
lectures in the above topics. Those who confirmed their attendance so far are:

1- Christopher T.H. Baker (UK)
2- Gennadii A. Bocharov (Moscow)
3- Adolfo Ballester-Bolinches (Spain)­
4- Etienne Kerre (Belgium)
5- M. Ferrero (Brazil)
6- Farahan Saif (USA)
7- Ibrahem Ahmad (USA)
8- Jesus Artalejo (Spain)
9- Gennadii A. Bocharov (Moscow)
10- Ioannis P. Stavroulakis

On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to contribute a
paper in this conference. Please note the following:

Receiving abstracts of papers: March 1st, 2007
Receiving full papers: August 1st, 2007
Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2007
Official e-mail:
Web site of the conference:

After the conference, the authors are expected to submit a full paper, to be
published in The Journal of Egyptian Mathematical Society, according to its


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 14:10:15 +0200
Subject: CfP Special Issue of J. Optimization: "Continuous Optimization in Finance"

Call for Papers
Journal Optimization
Special Issue on
"Continuous Optimization in Finance"

Optimization will publish a small special issue on Continuous Optimization in
Finance, a topic that is also one of the new research areas which in these
years EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization (EUROPT;
cf. is strongly supporting. Indeed,
continuous optimization has become a key technology in the entire financial
sector which, reversely, poses new problems and research projects to

The special issue will focus on topics that are equally important in both
financial mathematics and optimization theory. It will (i) provide an overview
of, and (ii) present some important recent developments in continuous
optimization regarding the analysis and prediction of financial processes
focusing on theory, methodology, and applications.

The topics of the special issue include: (i) Financial Risk Management with
Continuous Optimization, (ii) Portfolio Optimization, (iii) Regression
Problems in Finance, and (iv) Stochastic Optimization and Control in Finance.

All submissions must be focused on the topic of the special issue and belong
to the general scope of Optimization. The main challenge and principal goal of
this premium special issue is to contribute to the foundations and tools of
continuous optimization in the financial world of tomorrow, concerning stock
markets, banks, insurance companies, electricity markets, institutions for
development, and further modern areas.

A very thorough process of refereeing will be guaranteed. This high scientific
level will enable and inspire readers to pursue research projects in this
field and its applications, thus serving - and fostering a better and fruitful
understanding between - our people and our nations.

This special issue will be prepared in close collaboration with Institute of
Applied Mathematics, METU, Ankara (

Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline of full papers: August 15, 2007.
Publication of the special issue:
As the first issue of Optimization in 2009.

Submission Details:
Authors may use the guidelines which can be found under

For submission of your paper and in case of any question
please contact by e-mail:
Prof. Dr. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Institute of Applied Mathematics
Middle East Technical University (METU, ODTÜ)
06531 Ankara, Turkey


From: Bobby Cheng <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 16:29:41 -0500
Subject: Job Openings in Parallel Computing at The MathWorks, Inc.

The MathWorks, Inc. currently has many open positions:

Of particular interest to the NA Digest community are the following
positions in Parallel Computing:

You may apply through the web site or contact a hiring manager or a recruiter

The MathWorks, Inc. is the maker of MATLAB and Simulink technical computing
software. The MathWorks, Inc. is located in suburban Boston MA.


From: Roger Pierre <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:53:52 -0500
Subject: Tenure track position in Québec City

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Université Laval (Québec
City) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position,
effective September 1, 2007. This position is attached to the NSERC
Industrial Chair of Professor André Fortin.

This invitation extends to outstanding candidates with a PhD in one of
the following area: numerical analysis of variational inequalities,
finite element analysis in continuum mechanics, scientific computing, in
particular numerical solution of large nonlinear systems. The candidate
should be able to initiate collaborative research within the NSERC
chair and should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching
(Université Laval is a French speaking university, thus the
non-francophone candidates should be willing to acquire fluency in
French in a short period.) Industrial research experience would also be
an asset.

Although this invitation is directed towards experienced researchers,
younger candidates with outstanding potential are also encouraged to
apply. It should however be noted that, according to canadian
immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority. The salary and rank will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. According to its equal opportunity
program, Université Laval reserves half the vacant positions for the
appointment of women.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, some reprints of a
few recent publications and a summary, no longer than two pages,
describing the present and future research program. Applicants should
also ask three referees to send letters of reference to the address
below. The name and address (including phone and fax numbers and e-mail
address) of the referees should be listed in the application.

Applications should be sent to the following address, before April 15, 2006.

Roger Pierre, directeur,
Département de mathématiques et de statistique,
Université Laval,
Québec QC,
Canada G1K 7P4,,


From: Stig Skelboe <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 14:15:36 +0100
Subject: Two postdoctoral fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Parallel Algorithms for Computational Nano-Science

Two postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the research programme
Parallel Algorithms for Computational Nano-Science are available for a year,
starting as early as possible.

The topic of the research programme is to develop, implement and test new
scalable algorithms for the massively parallel execution of quantum chemistry
software aimed at simulating nano-structures relevant for emerging electronic
devices. The research programme is a collaboration between the Computer
Science Department at University of Copenhagen (DIKU), the Informatics and
Mathematical Modeling Department (IMM), Technical University of Denmark and
Atomistix A/S.

The post docs will be part of a research team consisting of three
Ph.D.students, faculty members of the university departments and researchers
from the company Atomistix A/S. Furthermore the post docs will have the
opportunity of interacting with leading research groups in quantum chemistry
in Denmark, e.g. at the Nano-Science Center at University of Copenhagen.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in computer science, physics or
chemistry and a strong background in parallel computing and/or quantum
chemistry/ electronic structure theory.

Applications are accepted until March 9, 2007. Further information is
available from Stig Skelboe, DIKU, tel: +45 3532 1449, e-mail: The full advertisement can be seen on


From: James Blowey <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:03:10 +0000
Subject: Two-year temporary Lectureship in Computational Mathematics

Durham University, UK
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Lecturer in Computational Mathematics

Closing date: *16 March 2007

*Applications are invited for a two-year temporary Lectureship in
Computational Mathematics, from September 2007. You must have, or be
about to complete, a PhD in a relevant area of Classical Applied
Mathematics, in particular Computational Applied Mathematics, Partial
Differential Equations, Continuum Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Applied
Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Biology or Mathematical
Finance. The post will carry a reduced teaching load, and the holder
will be encouraged to develop their research profile.


for further details.
James Blowey


From: Guowei Wei <>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 21:29:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: MSU Postdoctoral Instructorship in Computational Biology

Department of Mathematics
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027

Description: One two-year position will be available beginning Fall 2007
in computational biology. This position is partially supported by a
Federal grant and so has a teaching load of only one calculus class (two
sections) per year. Applicants with solid trainings and research record in
computational molecular/structural biology, implicit solvent models, QM/MD
simulations are especially welcome. The salary is $40,000 per year and
there is a possibility of additional support for teaching a class in

Application information: Applicants should send a vita and statement of
research interests, and should arrange for at least three letters of
recommendation, one of which must specifically address his/her ability
to teach a calculus class. Please apply by visiting Completed applications (including letters
of recommendation) received by March 15, 2007, are assured of

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Handicapped applicants have the right to request and receive reasonable


From: Guowei Wei <>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 21:27:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: MSU Postdoctoral Instructorship in Mathematical Biology

Department of Mathematics
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027

Description: One two-year position will be available beginning Fall
2007 in mathematical biology and scientific computing. This position
is partially supported by a Federal grant and so has a teaching load
of only one class (two sections) per year. Applicants with training
in mathematical biology, applied mathematics, and/or scientific
computing are especially welcome. Specific research involves the
development of MRI-guided temperature-modulated bioluminescence
tomography for the disease models of mice. The salary is $43,000
per year and there is a strong possibility of additional support for
summer teaching.

Application information: Applicants should send a vita and statement
of research interests, and should arrange for at least three letters
of recommendation to be sent. Please apply by visiting Completed applications (including
letters of recommendation) received by March 15, 2007, are assured
of consideration.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Handicapped applicants have the right to request and receive reasonable


From: <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 00:29:27 -0600
Subject: Contents, Journal of Applied Functional Analysis

VOLUME 2,NO.1,2007


Growth of solutions of complex non-homogeneous linear differential equations

On closeness of a- and b-points of arbitrary polynomials
G.Barsegian,F.Arturo,Le Dung Trang,

Regular singular holonomic systems of differential equations with given
Integrals,A.G. Aleksandrov, A.N. Kuznetsov,

Basic boundary value problems in complex analysis,H. Begehr

A note on a boundary value problem for the Bitsadze equation in
Wiener-type domains,A.O.Celebi,

To elliptic boundary value problems on the upper half-plane
A. Soldatov.


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 02:24:30 -0500
Subject: Contents, ETNA, vol. 25

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 25, 2006. This is a special volume on "Constructive Function Theory"
edited by W. Dahmen, J. Geronimo, X. Li, D. Lubinsky, I. Pritsker, I. Sloan.

ETNA is available at and at several
mirror sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the
CompuMath Citation Index.

i-xii Table of contents and abstracts

xiii-xiv Preface

1-16 L. Bos, M. Caliari, S. De Marchi, and M. Vianello
Bivariate interpolation at Xu points: results, extensions and

17-26 V. S. Chelyshkov
Alternative orthogonal polynomials and quadratures

27-40 D. Benko, S. B. Damelin, and P. D. Dragnev
On the support of the equilibrium measure for arcs of the unit
circle and for real intervals

41-53 L. Baratchart, J. Leblond, and J.-P. Marmorat
Inverse source problem in a 3D ball from best meromorphic
approximation on 2D slices

54-66 L. Baratchart
A remark on uniqueness of best rational approximants of degree 1
in L2 of the circle

67-100 W. Dahmen and M. Jurgens
Error controlled regularization by projection

101-114 M. Ganesh and H. N. Mhaskar
Quadrature-free quasi-interpolation on the sphere

115-120 K. A. Driver and S. J. Johnston
An integral representation of some hypergeometric functions

121-128 K. Balazs and T. Kilgore
Weighted approximation of derivatives on the half-line

129-137 W. Gautschi
The circle theorem and related theorems for Gauss-type quadrature

138-157 Y. Hur and A. Ron
New constructions of piecewise-constant wavelets

158-165 M. E. H. Ismail and X. Li
Orthogonal polynomials and Ramanujan's q-continued fractions

166-177 D. S. Lubinsky
Bernstein's weighted approximation on R still has problems

178-200 S. Khrushchev
On Euler's differential methods for continued fractions

201-205 A. Kroo'
On norms of factors of multivariate polynomials on convex bodies

206-223 M. Le'na'rd
On weighted (0,2)-type interpolation

224-258 J. Maes and A. Bultheel
Stable multiresolution analysis on triangles for surface compression

259-277 I. E. Pritsker
Distribution of primes and a weighted energy problem

278-283 M. Yattselev
A note on the sharpness of the Remez-type inequality for homogeneous
polynomials on the sphere

284-301 Y. Xu
Analysis on the unit ball and on the simplex

302-308 P. Zhou
More examples on general order multivariate Pade' approximants for
pseudo-multivariate functions

309-327 P. Leopardi
A partition of the unit sphere into regions of equal area and
small diameter

328-368 B. Simon
Fine structure of the zeros of orthogonal polynomials, I.
A tale of two pictures

369-392 A. Martinez-Finkelshtein
Szego polynomials: a view from the Riemann-Hilbert window

393-408 G. Putinar and M. Putinar
Remarks on restriction eigenfunctions in C^n

409-430 G. Mantica
Fourier-Bessel functions of singular continuous measures and
their many asymptotics

431-438 U. Itai
On the eigenstructure of the Bernstein kernel

439-445 B. Shekhtman
On one question of Ed Saff

446-453 A. Khatamov
On the exact estimates of the best spline approximations of

454-466 J. M. Rappoport
The properties, inequalities and numerical approximation of modified
Bessel functions

467-479 H. P. Mashele
On convergence of orthonormal expansions for exponential weights

480-510 H. Stalh
From Taylor to quadratic Hermite-Pade'polynomials

511-525 L. Baratchart, A. Martinez-Finkelshtein, D. Jimenez, D. S. Lubinsky,
H. N. Mhaskar, I. Pritsker, M. Putinar, N. Stylianopoulos, V. Totik,
P. Varju, and Y. Xu
Open problems in constructive function theory


From: "Peter J. Olver" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 11:49:13 -0600
Subject: Contents: Foundations of Computational Mathematics v. 7 n. 1 (corrected)

Note: there is an error in the page numbering in the attachment, which
should be:

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Volume 7 Number 1

On Location and Approximation of Clusters of Zeros: Case of Embedding
Dimension One
by M. Giusti, G. Lecerf, B. Salvy, J.-C. Yakoubsohn
Page 1 - 49

The Complexity of Computing the Hilbert Polynomial of Smooth
Equidimensional Complex Projective Varieties
by Peter Burgisser, Martin Lotz
Page 51 - 86

Estimates on the Distribution of the Condition Number of Singular Matrices
by C. Beltran, L.M. Pardo
Page 87 - 134


Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 09:10:54 -0800
Subject: Contents, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science

International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science

Contents of Vol. 1, No. 4, 2006

Robert W. Fitzgerald, Joseph L. Yucas, A Generalization of Dickson
Polynomials via Linear Fractional Transformations????????????391

Bin Zhou, Guang-Ren Duan, The Generalized Sylvester Equation

Johnson O. Olaleru, A Generalization of a Fixed Point Theorem
of Kirk?????????????????????????????...435

M. Akram, M. S. A. Taj, A Parallel Algorithm for the Parabolic Partial
Differential Equation with a Known Source Term?????????????443

Naji Qatanani, Imad Alzeer, On the Fast Matrix Computation for the Heat
Radiation Integral Equation?????????????????????...461

S. Viswanadha Raju, A. Vinayababu, Optimal Parallel String Matching
Algorithm on Body Centered Hypercube????????????????..473


From: <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:03:11 -0600
Subject: Contents, JCAAM vol5-1,07







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