NA Digest Sunday, February 2, 1997 Volume 97 : Issue 05

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From: NA Digest <>
Date: Sun Feb 2 15:42:10 EST 1997
Subject: NA Digest Calendar

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

NA Digest Calendar
Date Topic Place NA Digest #

Feb. 2- 6 Australian Applied Mathematics Lorne, Australia 40
Feb. 24-28 Optimization and Optimal Control Lambrecht, Germany 37
Feb. 27-28 Optimal Control University of Florida 05
Feb. 27-28 BLAS Technical Forum Dallas, TX 04

Mar. 2- 7 Multiscale Phenomena Eliat, Israel 01
Mar. 10-12 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 25
Mar. 12-13 Adaptive Mesh Refinement Minneapolis, MN 05
Mar. 12-14 Algorithms and Complexity Rome, Italy 24
Mar. 13-14 SPEEDUP Workshop Cadro-Lugano, Switz. 41
Mar. 14-17 SIAM Parallel Processing Minneapolis, MN 32
Mar. 16-18 CAD for MEMS'97 Zurich, Switzerland 03
Mar. 16-21 Approximation and Optimization Caracas, Venezuela 21
Mar. 20-22 Barrett Lectures Knoxville, TN 02
Mar. 20-22 Multiwavelets Huntsville, TX 05
Mar. 21-22 AMS Session on Approximation Theory Memphis, TN 11
Mar. 23-25 Financial Engineering New York City, NY 46
Mar. 24-27 Numerical Treatment of ODEs and DAEs Regensburg, Germany 48

Apr. 1- 3 Monte Carlo Methods Brussels, Belgium 16
Apr. 4- 5 SIAM Southeastern-Atlantic Section Raleigh, NC 04
Apr. 5 Parallel Combinatorial Optimization Geneva, Switzerland 48
Apr. 9-13 Copper Mt. Multigrid Copper Mountain, CO 33
Apr. 12 Midwest Numerical Analysis Day Ames, IA 03
Apr. 14-16 Parallel Solution of PDEs Ithaca, NY 47
Apr. 14-18 Computational Issues in Drug Design Minneapolis, MN 32
Apr. 17-18 Meeting Honoring Bill Morton Oxford, England 26
Apr. 24-26 Electronic Publications Novosibirsk, Russia 05
Apr. 26-.. Computational Mechanics Lochinver, Scotland 05
Apr. 28-29 Techniques des Matrices Creuses Lille, France 47
Apr. 28-30 Network Design Princeton, NJ 03

May 2- 4 Partial Differential Equations Detroit, MI 40
May 12-14 Materials Science Philadelphia, PA 32
May 12-16 Fluid Dynamic Applications Cheshire, England 03
May 16-17 Differential Equations and Simulations Mississippi State, MS 46
May 19-21 Applications of Dynamical Systems Snowbird, UT 27
May 21-24 Macromolecular Modelling Berlin, Germany 31
May 22-23 Mathematical Programming Washington, DC 45
May 26-28 Differential-Algebraic Equations Grenoble, France 45
May 26-30 Computational Heat Transfer Cesme, Turkey 05
May 27-28 Computational Science and Engineering Hefei, China 38
May 27-30 Radial Basis Functions Asilomar, CA 45
May 27-29 Preconditioned Iterative ethods Nijmegen, Netherlands 04
May 30-.. Canadian Applied Mathematics Society Toronto, Canada 45

June 1- 5 Computer Science Education Uppsala, Sweden 38
June 3- 7 ISAAC Congress Newark, DE 47
June 6- 8 Control, Signals and Image Processing Winnipeg, Canada 46
June 7-11 Large Scale Scientific Computations Varna, Bulgaria 05
June 9 Session on Linear Algebra Winnipeg, Canada 46
June 11-13 IRREGULAR'97 Paderborn, Germany 45
June 16-18 Computer Methods in Water Resources Byblos, Lebanon 35
June 16-18 Mathematical Issues in Geosciences Albuquerque, NM 18
June 16-21 Iterative Methods Milovy, Czech Rep. 37
June 18-20 Scientific Computing in EE Darmstadt, Germany 05
June 18-21 Principles + Practice of Parallel Prog. Las Vegas, NV 27
June 22-28 Dirichlet Forms Heraklion, Crete 02
June 24-27 Dundee NA Conference Dundee, Scotland 13
June 24-30 Conference Honoring D. K. Faddeev St. Petersburg, Russia 46
June 26-28 Numerical Analysis and Approximation Pretoria, South Africa 44
June 29-.. Nonlinear Dispersive Waves Heraklion, Crete 02
June 30... Lie Groups and Symmetry Analysis Nordfjordeid, Norway 46

July 3- 4 CFD in Minerals, Metal & Power Melbourne, Australia 33
July 3- 8 Curves and Surfaces Lillehammer, Norway 05
July 4- 5 Honor Lothar Collatz Hamburg, Germany 32
July 9-11 Computational Fluid Dynamics Twente, Netherlands 38
July 9-12 Iterative Methods Laramie, WY 36
July 11-12 Randomization and Approximation Bologna, Italy 03
July 13-18 SIAM Annual Meeting Stanford, CA 36
July 13-15 AWM Workshop at SIAM Meeting Stanford, CA 01
July 14-18 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics New York, NY 14
July 21-23 Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation Maui, Hawaii 44
July 24-25 Matrix Methods in Stochastic Models Winnipeg, Canada 47

Aug. 4- 8 Large Eddy Simulation Ruston, LA 40
Aug. 10-13 Finite Difference Methods Rousse, Bulgaria 46
Aug. 10-14 Domain Decomposition Boulder, CO 40
Aug. 11-15 Computational Mathematics Guangzhou, China 48
Aug. 17-24 Continuum Mechanics Models Zhukovskii, Russia 03
Aug. 20-22 From Local to Global Optimization Linkoping, Sweden 05
Aug. 20-22 Automated Timetabling Toronto, Canada 47
Aug. 24-29 IMACS World Congress Berlin, Germany 96:07
Aug. 24-29 Fast Algorithms Berlin, Germany 37
Aug. 26-29 Euro-Par'97 Passau, Germany 43
Aug. 28-31 Stochastic Modelling of Biointeraction Sofia, Bulgaria 47

Sep. 1- 5 Numerical Solution of ODEs Halle, Germany 13
Sep. 2- 5 ALGORITMY'97, Scientific Computing Tatra, Slovakia 03
Sep. 8-11 Continuum Mechanics Prague, Czech Republic 47
Sep. 8-12 Applied and Computational Mathematics Serrano, Brasil 45
Sep. 8-12 Parallel Computing Technologies Yaroslavl, Russia 39
Sep. 9-12 Boundary Element Method Rome, Italy 41
Sep. 10-12 Computer Arithmetic Lyon, France 41
Sep. 11-13 Algorithm Engineering Venice, Italy 42
Sep. 15-18 Boundary Integral Methods Manchester, England 27
Sep. 24-26 Dutch Numerical Mathematicians Zeist, Netherlands 38
Sep. 15-19 Scientific Computing & Diff. Eqns. Grado, Italy 26
Sep. 29... ENUMATH 97 Conference Heidelberg, Germany 47

Oct. 13-16 Computational Methods, Function Theory Nicosia, Cyprus 34
Oct. 17-18 London Math Society on PDEs London, England 47


Feb. 9-13 Hyperbolic Problems Zuerich, Switz. 41
Aug. 31... IFIP World Computer Congress Vienna and Budapest 46


From: Roy Mathias and Chi-Kwong Li <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:59:56 -0500
Subject: Matrix Inequalities Web site

We are announcing a new website on

Matrix Inequalities in Science and Engineering

The objective of this site is to facilitate communication
between researchers interested in either theoretical
or applied problems in this area. The success of this
site depends on your support. Your comments and submissions
will be most appreciated.

Please visit

to see or post
general references
links to people interested in matrix inequalities,
links to sites related to matrix inequalities.

Please feel free to distribute this message.


From: Sabine Van Huffel <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 18:49:15 +0100
Subject: Questionnaire on Systems and Control Software

Working Group on Software

Worldwide web: URL:
queries (email):


More about NICONET (

The Commission of the European Communities has given an exploratory award to
WGS in order to set up a thematic Numerics in Control network in the field
of Industrial and Applied Technologies, entitled NICONET (contract number:
BRRT-CT96-0038). The aim is to formalise and extend our current collaboration
into a European network to coordinate the development of robust numerical
software for control systems analysis and design.
Such software is an essential ingredient in modern computer aided control
system design (CACSD) and thus for the future of high-tech European industry.

In order to evaluate the proposed network, we have set up a questionnaire
for obtaining:
1. an inventory of existing research activities in control software;
2. a list of potential partners ready to contribute actively to NICONET,
3. an assessment of the relevance of the NICONET objectives and activities.

The results of this questionnaire are now available and reported in our
WGS newsletter 11, which can be obtained:
- via WWW at,
- via anonymous ftp from as a compressed file in the directory pub/WGS/NEWSLETTER.

Readers who are interested in this activity can still fill in the
questionnaire in order to identify themselves for potential future
collaboration. This questionnaire should be returned to Sabine Van Huffel
and is available by anonymous ftp (at in the
directory pub/WGS/NEWSLETTER) and as a form on the World Wide Web


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 97 9:24:47 EST
Subject: Computational Finance


In 1992 it was generally believed that low discrepancy
sequences were not suitable for high dimensional integration. In the
Autumn of that year, software construction and testing of low discrep-
ancy sequences for valuing financial derivatives was started at
Columbia. A model CMO provided by Goldman Sachs, which involved the
calculation of 360 dimensional integrals, was tested using Monte Carlo
and an improvement of the Sobol sequence. The conclusion was that the
modified Sobol sequence consistently outperformed Monte Carlo. This was
first reported in January, 1994 [1] with more details provided in
[2], [3].

Papageorgiou and Traub [4] tested what Tezuka called generalized
Faure points. They concluded that these points were superior to Sobol
points for the model problem. Particularly important for financial
computation, a reasonably small error could be achieved with few
evaluations. For example, just 170 generalized Faure points were
sufficient to achieve an error of less than one part in a hundred for
the hardest tranche of the 360 dimensional CMO.

We have been testing low discrepancy sequences for other
financial derivatives and for problems in other disciplines. Results
will be made available in the near future.

[1] J.F. Traub and H. Wozniakowski, "Breaking Intractability",
Scientific American, January, 1994, pp 102-107.

[2] S.H. Paskov and J.F. Traub, "Faster Valuation of Financial
Derivatives", Journal of Portfolio Management, Fall, 1995,
pp 113-120.

[3] S. H. Paskov, "New Methodologies for Valuing Derivatives",
Mathematics of Derivative Securities, edited by S. Pliska
and M. Dempster, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University
Press, 1997.

[4] A. Papageorgiou and J.F. Traub, "Beating Monte Carlo", RISK,
June, 1996, pp 63-65.


From: Willy Schilders <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:36:40 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Change of Address for Willy Schilders

Change of address for Willy Schilders

I have moved to the VLSI Design, Automation and Test group of the
sector on IC Design. My new address is:

Schilders, dr. W.H.A.
VLSI Design, Automation and Test
Philips Research Laboratories -- Building WAY 4.77
Prof. Holstlaan 4
5656 AA Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Phone: +31-40-2744008


From: Bracy Elton <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 20:07:34 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Change of Address for Bracy Elton


I am now with Tera Computer. Here's how to reach me:

Bracy H. Elton, Ph.D.
Computational Scientist E-mail:
Applications & Benchmarking
Tera Computer Company Phone: 206/325-0800 x488
2815 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102-3027 FAX: 206/325-2433

Cheers. --Bracy


From: Mike Bieterman <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 17:37:39 -0800
Subject: Elliptic PDE Eigenfunction Software Sought

Greetings NA digesters,

I'm seeking software suggestions for a current interest of mine.

My interest is in manipulating and doing various calculations with
constant-value contours of numerically computed elliptic PDE
eigenfunctions. More specifically, of interest are contours for the
principal eigenfunction and others corresponding to low magnitude
eigenvalues of the Laplace operator on general 2D domains. The domains
usually (but not always) would be simply connected. Dirichlet conditions
would apply on their boundaries.

The ideal PDE eigenfunction software for me would perform well on a
workstation, minimize the amount of code development and integration
I need to do, and include some graphical output capabilities. I could
integrate the pieces (e.g., a grid generator with a finite element
eigensolver, ...), but is that necessary in 1997?

Any suggestions you might have on available 2D elliptic PDE eigenfunction
software would be greatly appreciated. (I am aware of the MATLAB PDE
Toolbox product, but haven't spoken with anyone who has used it.)


Mike Bieterman
The Boeing Company, Seattle


From: Harvey Greenberg <>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 15:54:57 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Linux Version of MODLER

You can now get a free version of MODLER to run under linux. For
details, please go to the software section of my web page. (Let
me know if you have any problem getting it.)

Harvey Greenberg


From: Craig Cornelius <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 14:10:55
Subject: Complete US Census on One CD-ROM

CensusCD contains the entire US Census, over 1.3 billion
demographics, with an easy to use yet powerful Windows interface
on one(1) CD-ROM. CensusCD gives you reports on population,
housing, families, employment, occupation, education, college,
income, White, African American, Asian, Hispanic, American Indian,
divorce, language spoken, english ability, poverty, renters, group
quarters, commuting, marriage, children, male, female, ages,
military service, industry, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, type
of housing, cars, phones, housing price, heating fuel, plumbing,
housing costs, rent, source of water, source of income, head of
household, and MUCH more, for any area in the US directly from
your desktop. CensusCD can easily VIEW and PRINT this data, or
EXPORT it to other packages such as: SAS, SPSS, Mapinfo, Arcview,
Excel, Access, and Oracle.

CensusCD is the most comprehensive reference of the U.S.
population and its housing available. CensusCD is the only
product on the market with the complete 1990 US Census (3,500+
variables for 16 levels of US geography, from block group level
up) on a single CD.

This data is sold by the US Census Bureau (data file titles STF-3-A
through D) for about $3,000 on 67 CD-ROM's. Some data publishers have
compressed the information down to 5 discs for about $500 with only
basic tools. Others sell smaller subsets of the data with only
limited geographic or demographic content. CensusCD finally makes
access to the ENTIRE US Census both practical and affordable.

Visit our web site at for more information
about CensusCD. Link to
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CensusCD. For more information, call 1-800-577-6717, or 1-908-651-2000.

Craig Cornelius
GeoLytics Main Office
P.O Box 10
East Brunswick, NJ 08816 USA


From: Andrey Stefanov Andreev <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 11:08:23 -0500
Subject: Popov Prize in Approximation Theory

in Approximation Theory

Call for 1998 Nominations

The second Vasil A. Popov Prize will be awarded at the Ninth
Texas International Conference on Approximation Theory to be
held in January of 1998. The prize has been established in
memory of Vasil A. Popov and his contributions to approximations
theory and related areas of mathematics.

The prize is awarded every three years for outstanding research
contributions in fields related to Vasil Popov's work. Albert
Cohen was the first recipient of the Vasil A. Popov Prize awarded
in 1995. Eligibility for this prize is restricted to mathematicians
who did not have their terminal degree on June 1, 1991. The winner
of the prize will be asked to deliver a plenary lecture at the
Texas conference.

The Selection Committee for the Vasil A. Popov Prize consists of
Charles Chui, Ronald A. DeVore, Paul Nevai, Alan Pinkus, Pencho
Petrushev, and Edward Saff.

Nominations should include a brief description of the research
related to the nomination. Other supporting material may also be

Nominations should be made to the
Chairman of the Selection Committee:

Professor Ronald A. DeVore
Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208



From: Graham de Vahl Davis <g.devahldavis@unsw.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 16:18:27 +1000 (EET)
Subject: Computational Heat Transfer Symposium

26 - 30 May, 1997
Golden Dolphin Holiday Village, Cesme, Turkey


The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for the exposure and
exchange of ideas, methods and results in computational heat transfer.
Papers will be presented on:

* internal flow and heat transfer - ducts, cavities, compact heat exchangers
* single and multiphase flow, solidification/melting, double diffusive
convection, turbulent heat transfer, conduction, radiation
* computational solutions and solution methods
* validation of computational solutions


A special section of the symposium will be devoted to the last theme. Two
problems have been chosen as benchmark exercises, details of which are
available on request. Computational solutions are invited to these


There will be oral and poster presentations of contributed papers as well
as several keynote lectures by prominent researchers including

Pinhas Bar-Yoseph, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
"Novel Spectral and Finite Element Methods for Unsteady Heat Transfer
Selcuk Guceri, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
"The Role of Computational Research in Materials Processing"
Yogesh Jaluria, Rutgers University, USA
"Transport Processes in Polymer Extrusion and Optical Fiber Drawing"
Tomasz Kowalewski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
"Experimental Validation of Numerical Codes in Thermally Driven Flows"
Mikhail Mikhailov, Universite Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Computational Heat Transfer with Mathematica"
George Raithby, University of Waterloo, Canada
"Computational Radiation Using the Finite Volume Method"
Ramesh Shah, University of Kentucky, USA
"Numerical Analysis of Compact Heat Exchanger Surfaces"
Tien-Mo Shih and W.J. Minkowycz, University Maryland and University of
Illinois at Chicago (respectively), USA
"Information Highway and Numerical Heat Transfer" (provisional)


Early-bird registration deadline: April 15, 1997
Deposit for hotel room due: April 15, 1997


Early-bird Registration fee (due 15 April) $ US 350
Late Registration fee $ US 400
Student Registration fee $ US 85
(A letter from a Faculty member certifying student status is required to
obtain this discount)


A limited amount of financial support from the United States National
Science Foundation is available to researchers early in their careers
who are US citizens or green card holders. Please apply to Professor
de Vahl Davis (address below).


A welcome reception, symposium dinner, optional evening boat cruise on
the Aegean, an accompanying persons' program, an optional guided tour to
Ephesus, and post-symposium tours to Istanbul and Cappadocia will be


Professor Faruk Arinc, ICHMT Secretary-General
Mechanical Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University,
06531 Ankara, Turkey.
Tel: +90 312 210 1429 Fax: +90 312 210 1331
E-mail: arinc @

Professor Graham de Vahl Davis
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of NSW, Sydney, Australia, 2052
Tel: +61 2 9385 4099 Fax: +61 2 9663 1222
E-mail: g.devahldavis @

The ICHMT Web page is:


From: Scott Baden <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 21:24:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Workshop on Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Workshop on Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Grid Methods
March 12-13, 1997
Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications
University of Minnesota

Organizing Committee:
Scott B. Baden (University of California at San Diego,
Nikos P. Chrisochoides (university of Notre Dame,
Dennis Gannon (, Indiana University)
Mike Norman (, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

IMA has agreed to publish a Springer-Verlag IMA Book series of refereed
papers presented at the meeting. The papers may not have appeared or been
submitted elsewhere.

For Further infromation:

Note: The workshop immediately precedes the SIAM Conference on Parallel
Processing for Scientific Computing, to be held March 14-17.


From: Etienne de Klerk <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:35:07 +0100
Subject: High Performance Optimization Techniques

Second workshop on
High Performance Optimization Techniques
Wednesday, August 20 to Friday, August 22, 1997
(just before the ismp97 symposium in Lausanne)
To be held at
Erasmus University Rotterdam or Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands
(including a one-day tutorial on interior point methods)

Aim of the workshop:
The goal of the meeting is twofold.
* The first day of the workshop will be devoted to a tutorial, in which the
basic principles of interior point techniques applied to linear
optimization will be explained.
Computational aspects of these methods will be discussed and an overview on
available computer codes will be given. This tutorial is meant for
researchers and/or Ph.D students with a background in applied mathematics,
operations research, or quantitative economics. At the same time they will
be useful for university lecturers interested in presenting courses in this
new area.
* During the remaining two days, the goal is to bring together some of the
most active researchers working on interior point methods; to exchange
ideas and research plans and to discuss future developments in the field.
Each day will contain roughly ten lectures, where each morning and afternoon
session will be started with an invited presentation by a leading expert in
the field.

Course lecturers:
C. Roos (Delft University of Technology)
T. Terlaky (Delft University of Technology)
E.A. Andersen (University of Odense)
R. Freund (M.I.T.)

Refereed conference proceedings will be published as a book by Kluwer at the
end of the year. Speakers are invited to submit a paper to the proceedings.

Invited workshop speakers:
Yu. Nesterov (CORE, Louvain la Neuve)
L. Vandenberghe (Stanford University)
Y. Ye (University of IOWA)
A. Nemirovskii (Technion, Haifa)
Z.-Q. Luo (McMaster University, Hamilton)
M. Kojima (Tokyo Institute of Technology) (closing lecture)

Pre-registration, Submission of Papers
The registration fee will be NLG 100 (Dutch guilders, about $55) for the
tutorial (excluding the course book, see above), and NLG 300 for the second
part (including a copy of the forthcoming proceedings). Coffee, tea and
lunches are included in the registration fee. Accomodation is not included.
We have room for about 15-20 presentations in the form of plenary talks.
The *deadline* preliminary registration and for submitting a title and
abstract is April 30, 1997.
For more information and registration, we have started a web page at

If you have any questions, please contact us at our e-mail address


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 10:16:34 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Summer School on Multilevel Preconditioning Methods

Multilevel preconditioning methods with parallel implementation
aspects and applications in Scientific Computing
May 19--26, 1997, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The summer school will concentrate on methods, concepts, techniques for
solving large scale Scientific Computation problems. The methods in focus
are iterative methods with multilevel preconditioning, which offer rates
of convergence, (almost) independent of the size of the problems
(a crucial issue for very large scale real-life applications) and optimal
computational complexity. Two important issues are specially emphasized:
- efficient parallel implementations of methods of the above type, and
- applicability of the methods to practical problems in which large scale
linear and nonlinear systems have to be solved, especially for problems
originating from material sciences, biomedical computations, and
computational mechanics.

The summer school is a non-profit event organized by the Department of
Mathematics of the University of Nijmegen, with the financial support of
TMR (EU), the Mathematical Research Institute (MRI), The Netherlands. The
summer school is primarily intended to provide training in the above topics
for students and researchers from countries from the European Community.

-algebraic multilevel iteration methods, multigrid methods, domain
decomposition methods, level set methods,
-adaptive mesh refinement techniques, error estimators
-symmetric, nonsymmetric, indefinite problems,
-robust solution methods, uniform convergence with respect to meshsize and
small perturbation parameters,
-nonstandard problems, applications, mostly in material and in medical
-parallel computations, scalability, efficiency, optimality.

DEADLINE: Application form sent before April 10, 1997.

NOTE: The number of participants is not restricted but we aim at 30.
The target groups for TMR projects are:
- researchers aged 35 or under, within the Community and the Associated States;
- researchers whose place of work is in a less-favoured region;
- women researchers;
- researchers who work in industry.

Summer School'97
Attn. Maya Neytcheva, Department of Mathematics
Toernooiveld 1, NL-6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands
e-mail: fax: +31 (0)24 3652140


From: Chaoqun Liu <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:17:14 -0600 (CST)
Subject: AFOSR Conference on Large Eddy Simulation

Announcement And Call For Papers
August 4-8, 1997
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, USA
Sponsored by
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research

. DNS/LES toward understanding fundamental flow physics
. DNS/LES for complex flows
. DNS/LES for flow transition
. DNS/LES for fully developed turbulent flow
. DNS/LES for aeroacoustics
. DNS/LES for heat transfer applications
. DNS/LES for combustion applications
. LES for for atmospheric boundary layers
. DNS/LES for engineering applications
. DNS/LES for transition and turbulence modeling
. Development on filter and subgrid model for LES
. Boundary condition treatment for DNS/LES
. Numerical algorithm developments for DNS/LES
. Parallel computation implementations/applications for DNS/LES

. Chasnov, Jeff (Hong Kong)
. N.A. Adams (Switzerland)
. Fasel, Hermann (University of Arizona)
. Herbert, Thorwald (Ohio State University)
. Horiuti, Kiyoshi (Japan)
. Jansen, Kenneth (RPI)
. Johansson, Arne (Sweden)
. Joslin, Ronald (NASA Langley Research Center)
. Karniadakis, George (Brown University)
. Lesieur, Marcel (France)
. Mankbadi, Reda (Univ. of Cincinati & Cairo Univ., Egypt)
. Miyake, Yutaka (Japan)
. Nieuwstadt, Frans (Netherlands)
. Piomelli, Ugo (University of Maryland)
. Reed, Helen (Arizona State University)
. Spalart, Philippe (Boeing)
. Streett, Craig (NASA Langley Research Center)
. Zhang, Zhaoshun (China)

The conference proceedings will be formally published
by a scientific publisher. The deadline for the extended abstract
(2-3 pages) is March 1, 1997.

A few fellowships for supporting graduate students to attend the
conference will be provided by the US AFOSR and are open for
application now. Applications should be sent to Dr. Chaoqun Liu
for consideration.

Prof. Chaoqun Liu, FAICDL Chairman
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3189
Ruston, LA 71272-0001, USA
Tel : (318) 257-2257
Fax : (318) 257-2437
email :\~cliu


From: Wasin So <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:28:00 EST
Subject: Conference on Theory and Applications of Multiwavelets

Second Announcement and Call for more papers
Conference on Theory and Applications of Multiwavelets
Sam Houston State University (SHSU)
Huntsville, Texas
March 20-22, 1997

The purpose of this second announcement is to call
your attention to the deadline for submission of abstracts.
Abstracts received before February 1, 1997 will be given
schedule preference. Abstracts received after this date
will be considered if scheduling time allows. Some
confirmed speakers and titles are:

Douglas Hardin (Vanderbilt University, Nashville)
"Orthogonal Piecewise Polynomial Multiwavelets"

Rong-Qing Jia (University of Alberta, Edmonton)
"Multiple Refinable Functions and Multiple Wavelets"

Gilbert Strang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)
"Multiple Basis Functions"

Gilbert Walter (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
"Sampling and Interpolation for Multiwavelets"

Victor Wickerhauser (Washington University, St Louis)
"Custom Wavelet Packet Image Compression Design"

Further details on submission of abstracts, registration
and lodging can be obtained from our homepage:

or email to or

or call 409-294-3469.


From: Oyvind Hjelle <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 15:45:23 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Mathematical Methods for Curves and Surfaces

The Fourth International Conference on
Mathematical Methods for Curves and Surfaces
Lillehammer, Norway, July 3-8, 1997

Morten Daehlen Tom Lyche Larry L. Schumaker

Invited lectures, minisymphosia and contributed sessions
on themes which include:

Curve and surface approximation Multidimensional modelling
Scattered data modelling Decomposition techniques
Visualization Applications


Mariane Rein/SINTEF WWW:
P.O. Box 124, Blindern, email:
0314 Oslo, Norway

You can register to receive updated information
about the meeting by
sending an empty email message to the
above address.

Registration and submission of
abstracts: April 10. 1997

Supported by: Research Council of Norway, University Of OSLO and SINTEF.


From: Anatolii Fedotov <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 18:56:32 +0600
Subject: Workshop on Electronic Publications


Euromath Center (EmC) in Copenhagen
Siberian Branch of RAS (Novosibirsk)
Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS (Novosibirsk)

Russia, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, April 24-26 1997.

The First Announcement

Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences and Euromath Center in
Copenhagen hold the Second EmNet/NIS Workshop on Electronic Publications

The Workshop will take place April 24-26 1997 in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok
(Russia) at the Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS.

This Workshop is the part of EuroMath Net/NIS/II Project (INTAS IA-003)
and RFBR Internet Project of SB RAS
<> (in Russian).

The main problems treated at El-Pub-97 concerned the methods and
means of preparing the electronic versions of scientific and
technical publications, information systems and making use of
Internet technology for scientific and mathematical publications

For details see Home Page of WS El-Pub-97
and the Russian version of Home Page:
Code Page MS Windows (CP1251)
Code Page KOI8-R


From: Lutz Laemmer <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 08:56:49 +0100
Subject: Parallel and Distributed Computing for Computational Mechanics



26th April - 1st May 1997

Funded by the TMR Programme of the European Commission


This is the first in a short series of Euroconferences, concerned
with Parallel and Distributed Computing for Computational Mechanics,
funded by the European Commission through a contract with Civil-Comp
Limited, Edinburgh, UK. The second conference to be held in Portugal
during April 1998, is concerned with the solution of non-linear and
interaction problems. The third conference is concerned with optimization
and design and will be held in Germany during April 1999.

The themes of the first conference are pre-processing and solution
techniques. The themes particularly include: unstructured meshing,
adaptivity, domain decomposition, visualisation, graphics, model generation,
solution procedures, techniques for parallelisation, development tools
for parallelisation, message passing, etc.

The Euro-Conference will consist of a series of lectures and short
research presentations. The provisional list of lecturers includes:

Professor M. Cross,University of Greenwich, UK
Dr P.K. Jimack, University of Leeds, UK
Dr L. Laemmer, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Dr G. Lonsdale, NEC Europe Limited, Germany
Dr R. Luling, University of Paderborn, Germany
Professor M. Papadrakakis, National Technical University, Greece
Professor G. Thierauf, University of Essen, Germany
Professor B.H.V. Topping, Heriot-Watt University, UK<P255>
Professor N.P. Weatherill, University College of Swansea, UK


The fees for the Euro-Conference are 120 UK pounds.
Funding is available for researchers, under 35 years working within
the European Union and of European nationality. This
funding is available to cover the cost of accommodation. A partial
grant towards travel costs is also available. It is anticipated
that the European Commission funding will pay 50% of the apex air/rail
fare plus the accommodation costs estimated at 365 UK pounds in a shared
twin bedded room with bathroom.

Potential participants should contact:

Professor Barry Topping
Heriot-Watt University
Tel: 44(0) 131 451 3141
Fax: 44(0) 131 451 3593

They should send a fax clearly stating: their age, address, telephone,
fax, email, nationality and sex. A one page curriculum vitae should
be faxed indicating any experience in either computational mechanics
or parallel computing. Short presentations (25 minutes) are invited.
Potential participants should therefore indicate the provisional title
for presentation(s) that they would like to make and send a
short abstract of the presentation as soon as possible.

Participants for the 1998 and 1999 Euro-Conferences should
contact Professor Barry Topping after May 10th 1997.

See updated information at


From: Emily Stone <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 13:50:10 -0700
Subject: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Utah State

JUNE 23-AUGUST 15, 1997

Supported by funds from the National Science Foundation and
from the Office of the Vice President for Research, Utah State
University and with assistance from the Mathematics and Statistics
and Physics Departments.

The USU REU is a highly interdisciplinary program involving research
mentors from the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Physics,
Biology, Forest Resources, Hydrology and Electrical Engineering.
Projects deal with modeling nonlinear biological and physical
phenomena, using differential equations and cellular automata. All
projects emphasize numerical and visualization methods and the
participants selected for this program will be expected to have
some computer literacy. Participants will be exposed to such tools
as MatLab, Mathematica, and Stella, and, in some cases, to be
responsible for generating code in some standard programming
language such C, C++, or FORTRAN.

Participants will receive $2500 for the 8 weeks, plus housing in
University facilities. They will receive course credit for attending
a class dealing with the applications of nonlinear dynamics and
attend lectures by and socialize with guests who will speak on topics
related to the program. Participants will also be eligible for travel

For more information on possible projects see our website at:

Applicants should request an application form from either of the
project directors (see below) or apply electronically at our
website: Applicants should also
have a letter of recommendation sent to the address below.
Deadline for completed applications is March 24th.
If you have further questions, please contact either of the REU
project directors:

Professor Emily Stone
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-3900

Professor David Peak
Physics Department
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4415

Participants must be undergraduates as of fall 1997 and must be U.S.
citizens or permanent residents. Women and minorities are especially
encouraged to apply.


From: Michael Guenther <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 17:41:01 MEZ
Subject: Workshop on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering

Workshop "Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering:
electrical circuits --- electromagnetic fields"

Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, June 18-20, 1997

Fachgruppe "Scientific Computing" of the "Deutschen Mathematiker
Vereinigung" (DMV)
Dr. M. Guenther (TH Darmstadt)
Prof. Dr. U. Langer (Johannes-Kepler University Linz)
Dr. U. van Rienen (TH Darmstadt)

The object of the workshop is to bring together scientists from both
academics and industry, who work in the fields of modelling and
numerical simulation of electrical circuits and
electromagnetic fields. The interdisciplinary approach of the new
discipline scientific computing demands the exchange of ideas between
numerical mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists.

Finite Integration Methods
(Dr. van Rienen, Darmstadt, and Dr. Steinhaeuser, Rockwell Automation)

Numerical Simulation of Electric Circuits
(Dr. Guenther, Darmstadt and Dr. Gilg, Siemens AG

Adaptive Finite Element Methods
(Dr. van Rienen, Darmstadt and Dr. Hebermehl, WIAS)

Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Fields
(Prof. Dr. Langer, Linz and Prof. Dr. Wachutka, Muenchen)

Poster sessions and Computer Demonstrations

Information: DMV-Workshop WR-ET, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt,
Fachbereich Mathematik, AG 13, Frau Semler, Schlossgartenstr. 7,
D-64289 Darmstadt, Tel.: +49(0)6151 16-6846, Fax: +49(0)6151 16-4424,



From: Kathy Shippos <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 15:33:07 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Parallel Programming

Workshop on Parallel Programming for the IBM RS/6000 SP

Tuesday, April 1 - Friday, April 4, 1997
Cornell Theory Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Registration deadline: February 26, 1997

The Cornell Theory Center (CTC), a nationally funded
high-performance computing center, is offering a four-day workshop
including lectures and laboratory sessions on parallel programming
for the IBM SP. CTC's SP, which consists of 512 RISC processors
connected by a high-performance switch, is the largest of its kind in
the world. The SP architecture is distributed memory.

Announcement and registration form:

This workshop will offer lectures and lab sessions on the following topics:

CTC Essentials:
Using CTC's IBM SP Effectively
The Message Passing Interface (MPI) Standard Library
High Performance Fortran; Fortran90

All topics are presented through a combination of lecture and lab
exercise. The workshop is intended to give participants a working
knowledge of the fundamental issues involved in writing parallel
programs for the IBM SP at CTC.

Kathy Shippos
Conference Assistant
Cornell Theory Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 254-8640


From: Bill Hager <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 16:50:15 -0500
Subject: Conference on Optimal Control

FEBRUARY 27-28, MARCH 1, 1997

Bill Hager Panos Pardalos Gang Bao Bernard Mair

Center for Applied Optimization
(Partial Funding by NSF)

Information at

CURRENT SPEAKERS: George Avalos, H. T. Banks, Francesca Bucci, John Burns,
Mehmet Camurdan, Yanzhao Cao, Sung Kag Chang, Richard Datko, Michel Delfour,
Asen Dontchev, Joseph Dunn, Richard H. Fabiano, Hector Fattorini, Chris Floudas,
H. Goldberg, Erik Hendrickson, Matthias Heinkenschloss, Karl-Heinz Hoffman,
Mary Ann Horn, Kazi Ito, Heidi Jager, Guangcao Ji, Detlev Kleis, Werner Krabs,
Irena Lasiecka, Urszula Ledzewicz, Suzanne Lenhart, Guenter Leugering,
Guangye Li, P.O. Lindberg, Walter Littman, Kazimierz Malanowski, Clyde Martin,
J. E. Masters, Helmut Maurer, Christine McMillan, Boris Mordukhovich,
Jean-Pierre Puel, Ekkehard Sachs, Fadil Santosa, Heinz Schaettler,
Hector Sussmann, Jan Sokolowski, Roberto Triggiani, Fredi Troltzsch,
Vladimir Veliov, Luther White, Jianxin Zhou


From: Svetozar Margenov <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 12:24:16 +0200
Subject: Workshop in Bulgaria on Large Scale Scientific Computations

organized by O.P. Iliev, S.D. Margenov and P.S. Vassilevski
June 7- June 11, 1997, Varna

WWW-site: HTTP://COPERN.ACAD.BG (the full announcement is already available)

Organizer: The Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing (formerly, the Center
of Informatics and Computing Technology), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
in cooperation with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI), BAS.

The workshop topics of specific interest are: adaptive methods; MG/DD methods;
multiscale methods; conservative schemes and mixed FEM computations; parallel
performance; modeling of contaminant transport and related applications.

To strengthen the scientific program related to some of the above topics,
the following SPECIAL SESSIONS are announced:

1) "High-performance methods for coupled elliptic systems
and convection diffusion problems", by Lutz Tobiska,
University of Magdeburg, Germany

2) "Parallel algorithms for structured sparse matrices",
by Marcin Paprzycki, UTPB, USA and Plamen Yalamov, Rousse Univ.,

3) "Large-scale computations in air pollution modelling", by Zahari
Zlatev, National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark and
Krassimir Georgiev, CLPP, Bulgaria

The regular deadline for submission the full papers (approximately 10
pages limit) is February 15, 1997 (needed if intended to appear in the
Proceedings after a standard but speeded-up journal-type refereeing

Please contact the SPECIAL SESSIONS ORGANIZERS for the specific deadlines
related the sessions they organize.

Important e-mail addresses:
(a) conference secretary:
(b) Lutz Tobiska: Lutz.Tobiska@Mathematik.Uni-Magdeburg.DE
(c) Marcin Paprzyycki:
Plamen Yalamov:
(d) Zahari Zlatev:
Krassimir Georgiev:


From: JOGO <>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 97 20:05:36 EST
Subject: Workshop in Honor of Hoang Tuy

Workshop in Honor of Prof. Hoang Tuy (August 20 - 22, 1997, Sweden)


On the occasion of the 70th birthday of Professor Hoang Tuy, who did
pioneering work in Global Optimization and general mathematical programming,
a three-day workshop is being organized at the Link{\"o}ping
Institute of Technology, Sweden, with the theme:

"From Local to Global Optimization"

The workshop will feature a number of invited and contributed
papers. Please submit an extended abstract by March 30, 1997. A collection
of refereed papers will be included in a book dedicated to Prof. H. Tuy.
The final manuscript is due by June 1, 1997. It is expected that at least
one author of each accepted paper will be registered by June 1. The
registration fee of $500 will cover all local expenses, including hotel,
meals, local transportation, as well as the proceedings that are to
be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.


Athanasios Migdalas (, +46-13-281777)
Panos Pardalos (, +1-352-392-9011)
Kristina Holmqvist (, +46-13-282187)
Peter V{\"a}rbrand (, +46-13-281406)

Submission of abstracts and manuscripts to:

Kristina Holmqvist
Division of Optimization, Link{\"o}ping Institute of Technology,
S-581 83 Link{\"o}ping, Sweden
TEL. +46-13-281406, FAX +46-13-100746


August 20 -- 22, 1997 (before the International Symposium on
Mathematical Programming, August 24 -- 29, 1997)


Division of Optimization, Link{\"o}ping Institute of Technology,
S-581 83 Link{\"o}ping, Sweden TEL. +46-13-281777, FAX +46-13-100746


From: Peter Monk <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 16:45:37 -0500
Subject: Opportunities for Graduate Study at Delaware


As a results of a recent NSF grant to our department and increased
departmental support for our program, the Department of Mathematical
Sciences at the University of Delaware has some exciting new
opportunities for graduate study.

NSF Sponsored Initiative in Industrial Applied Mathematics

Fellowships, including summer support, are available for our
industrial applied mathematics program. Students will intern at
an industrial location during their graduate study.
See our web page at

Departmental Fellowships

Generous departmental fellowships are available for high quality
applicants in any area of mathematics covered by our department.
Applied areas include materials science, fluid dynamics, inverse
problems, electromagnetism and numerical methods. Pure areas include
functional analysis, partial differential equations, topology
and combinatorics.

For more information about our program look at
or send e-mail to Peter Monk <>.

Department of Mathematical Sciences Phone: 302-831-1873
University of Delaware FAX : 302-831-4511
Newark, DE 19716


From: Enrique Thomann <thomann@MATH.ORST.EDU>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 20:29:42 PST
Subject: Faculty Position at Oregon State University


The Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level
in the area of financial mathematics. It is a full-time appointment
based on an academic year (September 16 thru June 15). Salary
commensurate with experience.

Appointment begins September 16, 1997. For full consideration, apply by
February 15, 1997. Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. If an appropriate candidate cannot be found, the position will
be filled with a visitor. For complete job description, list of faculty
research areas, statement of selection criteria, and application
materials, write to:
Ronald B. Guenther, Chair
Staff Selection Committee
Department of Mathematics
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4605

Contact can also be made through Lois Brittin at (541) 737-5133 or e-mail


From: Roger Grimes <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 16:02:22 -0800
Subject: Staff Position at Boeing


The Mathematics and Engineering Analysis Unit of The Boeing Company
invites applications for a position as specialist in Linear Algebra.

The Mathematics and Engineering Analysis Unit, located in Bellevue,
Washington, is a group of over 75 analysts working in applied
mathematics, supporting applications throughout The Boeing Company.
The person who fills this position will apply linear algebra
techniques to diverse application areas, including optimization,
computational geometry, fluid dynamics, metrology, design and analysis
of control systems, signal processing and statistics.

Applicants should be skilled in a variety of linear algebra technical
areas, with some particular area of specialization well-represented in
a solid implementation on a serial or parallel computer. The
successful applicant will have demonstrated the ability to apply
linear algebra to applications. Applicants should have a PhD or
equivalent in mathematics, computer science, or related area.
Experience is not required but is highly desirable. It is also
essential that applicants have

o the ability and desire to work in teams of individuals
with diverse backgrounds;
o an awareness of disciplines of particular interest to
Boeing or the desire to learn such
o enthusiasm for working on applications
o good communication skills
o excellent software development skills
o the ability to do independent research
o excellent leadership skills or potential

Rank and salary are negotiable; senior scientists are encouraged to
apply. Applications should be sent to:

Roger G. Grimes
Manager, Computational Mathematics
The Boeing Company
P. O. Box 3707, M/S 7L-22
Seattle, WA 98124-2207

The Boeing Company is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


From: Yves Bourgault <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 15:52:39 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Staff Position at Concordia University


The CFD Lab of Concordia University, Montreal, is seeking a talented
Software Developer/Coordinator whose responsibilities would include
the following:

* Programming aspects for mesh generation and mesh optimization
* Coordination, integration, optimization and productionization of
all software developed at the CFD Lab, in particular for the CFD Lab's
FENSAP finite element code,
* Acquisition, maintenance, update and staff training of all PC and
Workstation software acquired by the Laboratory,
* Coordination of all software exchange with industries interacting
with the CFD Lab,
* Creation and maintenance of professional software manuals,
* Other tasks that may be assigned by the Director of the Laboratory.

The successful candidate should possess some or all of the following

* A Masters in Computer Science or Engineering (NO PhD'S, PLEASE),
* Strong programming skills in FORTRAN and C/C++,
* Experience in software development and maintenance tools,
* Knowledge of CAD systems,
* Knowledge of the UNIX operating system,
* Knowledge in parallelization on shared-memory and
distributed-memory machines,
* Flexibility in accepting new assignments in a rapidly evolving
research atmosphere,
* Interaction skills with other members of the CFD Lab and with
industrial members, sometimes on their premises.

The position is for one year, renewable, and is paid from research funds.
Salary is at a University Research Associate level, with an additional
generous performance bonus component.

Please send your resume, by e-mail or Fax, including a minimum list
of 3 referees, by Feb. 15, 1997, to

Dr. W.G. Habashi
Director, CFD Lab
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., ER 301
Montreal, Qc, Canada H3G 1M8
Tel: +1-514-848-3165 Fax: 8601


From: Anders Sjoberg <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 12:14:46 +0100
Subject: Positions at Uppsala University

Two positions as senior lecturers at the Department of Scientific
Computing, Uppsala University, Sweden are open for application.

The candidates must have a PhD and interests in numerical
analysis, especially high-performance computing. Applicants must also have
a solid background in computing.
The lecturers are expected to teach numerical analysis and scientific
programming at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level.
They are also supposed to cooperate with other departments and industry in
joint research projects.
The applicants must be fluent in English and able to, after some time,
teach in Swedish.
Applications from women are especially encouraged.

Applications with CV, lists of scientific and pedagogical merits and copies
of the publications mentioned in the lists should be addressed to the Vice
Chancellor of Uppsala University and sent, not later than February 20,
1997, in two sets to

Registrar's office,
Uppsala University,
Box 256
S-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden.

More information can be obtained from the chairman of the Department of
Scientific Computing, Anders Sj=F6berg ( or by
Professor Bertil Gustafsson (


From: Patsy Mccarthy <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 10:26:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Professorship

The Carnegie Mellon Department of Mathematical Sciences seeks to
make one tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. This
position will commence in the Fall of 1997.

The Department's search will focus on someone working in Optimization and
Mathematical Programming whose research has a strong computational component
and we are also interested in candidates in Applied Analysis and Continuum
Mechanics. Applicants should have an interdisciplinary scientific outlook.

Applicants should send a vita, list of publications, and a statement
describing current and planned research. Candidates should also arrange to
have at least four letters of recommendation (with one describing your
teaching experience) sent to: Appointments Committee, Department of
Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For
more information about the Department, please consult our website at: Carnegie Mellon University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


From: Mary Solberg <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 11:52:37 -0800
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Claremont Graduate School

McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, Long Beach/
Claremont Graduate School

Applications are invited from recent math sciences Ph.D's for
a post-doc position jointly funded by the NSF Mathematical Sciences
University-Industry Post-Doctoral Program and McDonnell Douglas
Aerospace. The mentors are Tuncer Cebeci from Douglas and
Ellis Cumberbatch from Claremont.

The research will involve studies in multidisciplinary design
analysis and optimization; the project involves the interaction
between aerodynamics and structure design. Candidates should have
strong backgrounds in numerical analysis, computer programming,
large-scale computing, and other disciplines required in integrated
product development.

The position is open immediately, and is currently funded for
twelve months. The position requires US citizenship or permanent
resident status. Applications will be closed June 2, 1997, but an
appointment may be made before that date. A vita and three
reference letters should be sent to

Ellis Cumberbatch, Mathematics Department
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA 91711
Phone 909-621-8080. Email:

CGS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
encourages applications from minorities and women.


From: Jennifer Scott <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 97 11:46:01 GMT
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


A postdoctoral research position is available at the Rutherford
Appleton Laboratory (URL to
work in the Numerical Analysis Group (URL The post is supported
by a Long Term Research (LTR) Project funded by the European Union. The
Project is charged with developing new parallel algorithms for the
direct solution of sparse systems of equations and for their
preconditioning. These algorithms will be implemented as portable
prototypes and will be integrated into a public-domain Library. The
prototype codes will be extensively tested on a range of industrial

The work can commence immediately. The position is for the two years to
31st December 1998. Applicants must have considerable experience of
programming in Fortran and of using standard numerical analysis
libraries such as BLAS and LAPACK. Applicants should also have
experience of working in a parallel computing environment and be
familiar with the message passing systems MPI. A strong research
capability in numerical analysis, with emphasis on numerical linear
algebra techniques for solving large-scale problems, is essential.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to communicate
effectively in both spoken and written English, and to work both
independently and as part of a group. Applicants must be willing to
travel within Europe and collaborate closely with European partners.

Appointment will be to the Council Pay Band 5 which has a pay range
of 14,828 to 24,333 pounds; starting salary will depend
on experience.

Potential applicants should register their interest in the position
by sending a CV by email to Jennifer Scott (
no later than Thursday 6 February 1997. Applicants should indicate
when they would be available to take up the position should
their application be successful.

Applicants should mention that they are interested in the postdoctoral
research position at RAL which was advertised in The Guardian on Saturday
January 25, quoting ref 1379/96.



From: (Iain Duff)
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 97 15:47:37 GMT
Subject: IMANA Newsletter

A machine readable copy of most of the material for the IMANA
Newsletters can be obtained by anonymous ftp from Rutherford. There are
separate files for the main section and the forthcoming conferences.

To obtain the files (in plain ascii text) you should ftp to

then log in as anonymous with your email address as password.

Change to binary transfer mode

then change directory
cd pub/imana

then do a get for the file
get jan97.gz
and, for main conference information,
get jan97.conf.gz
[For earlier issues, substitute appropriate month:year for jan97]

You will then need to decompress these files using gunzip.

Iain Duff
Editor IMANA Newsletter


From: Baltzer Science <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:13:01 +0100
Subject: Contents, Advances in Computational Mathematics

Online Availability

Volume 6, No 1-2 are now available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format
on, for
researchers from subscribing institutes only.

Please enter the details of your institute's subscription at

For more information contact

Advances in Computational Mathematics 6 (1996) 2

Joe Warren
Barycentric coordinates for convex polytopes 97-108

James H. Bramble and J. Thomas King
A finite element method for interface problems in domains with smooth boundaries
and interfaces 109-138

William F. Ford, Yuesheng Xu and Yunhe Zhao
Derivative corrections for quadrature formulas 139-157

James H. Bramble, Joseph E. Pasciak and Andrew V. Knyazev
A subspace preconditioning algorithm for eigenvector/eigenvalue computation

M. Laghchim-Lahlou and P. Sablonniere
C^r -finite elements of Powell-Sabin type on the three direction mesh 191-206


From: Baltzer Science <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:40:01 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Online Availability

Volume 13 is now available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format on, for
researchers from subscribing institutes only.

Please enter the details of your institute's subscription at

For more information contact Comments are welcome.

Numerical Algorithms 13 (1996) 3-4

Helmut Brass
On the quality of algorithms based on spline interpolation 159-177

Dario Andrea Bini
Numerical computation of polynomial zeros by means of Aberth's method 179-200

P. Ciarlet, Jr and F. Lamour
Does contraction preserve triangular meshes? 201-223

Zi-Cai Li
Analysis of discrete techniques for image transformation 225-263

J.-C. Fiorot and P. Jeannin
A blossoming approach to accuracy of the degree elevation process 265-306

Thomas Hermann
On the stability of polynomial transformations between Taylor, Bernstein and
Hermite forms 307-320

A. Bultheel, P. Gonzalez-Vera, E. Hendriksen and O. Njastad
On the convergence of multipoint Pade-type approximants and quadrature formulas
associated with the unit circle 321-344

J. M. Carnicer and M. S. Floater
Piecewise linear interpolants to Lagrange and Hermite convex scattered data 345-364

Tony F. Chan and Jun Zou
A convergence theory of multilevel additive Schwarz methods on unstructured
meshes 365-398

C. Brezinski
Book Reviews 399-404


From: SIAM <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 97 11:00:10 EST
Subject: Contents, SIAM Control and Optimization

SIAM JOURNAL ON Control and Optimization
MARCH 1997 Volume 35, Number 2


Centralized and Decentralized Supervisory Control of Nondeterministic Systems
Under Partial Observation
Ratnesh Kumar and Mark A. Shayman

On Controllability Conception for Stochastic Systems
Agamirza E. Bashirov and Kerim R. Kerimov

Deterministic Exit Time Control Problems with Discontinuous Exit Cost
Alain-Philippe Blanc

Nonlinear Filtering Revisited: A Spectral Approach
Sergey Lototsky, Remigijus Mikulevicius, and Boris L. Rozovskii

Descriptor Systems Without Controllability at Infinity
Ralph Byers, Ton Geerts, and Volker Mehrmann

A Behavioral Approach to Delay-Differential Systems
Heide Glusing-Luerssen

Feedback Stabilization of Affine in the Control Stochastic Differential Systems
by the Control Lyapunov Function Method
Patrick Florchinger

Optimal Strategies for Bilevel Dynamic Problems
Jane J. Ye

A Predictor-Corrector Algorithm for a Class of Nonlinear Saddle Point Problems
Jie Sun, Jishan Zhu, and Gongyun Zhao

The Synthesis of Universal Feedback Pursuit Strategies in Differential Games
F. H. Clarke, Yu. S. Ledyaev, and A. I. Subbotin

Brachistochrone with Coulomb Friction
Stephen C. Lipp

Boundary Exact Controllability of Interface Problems with Singularities II:
Addition of Internal Controls
Serge Nicaise

Infinite-Dimensional Linear Programming Approach to Singular Stochastic Control
Michael I. Taksar

The Differentiability of the Drag with Respect to the Variations of a Lipschitz
Domain in a Navier-Stokes Flow
Juan Antonio Bello, Enrique Fernandez-Cara, Jerome Lemoine, and Jacques Simon

Partial Exact Controllability for Spherical Membranes
Paola Loreti and Vanda Valente

Dynamics for Controlled Navier-Stokes Systems with Distributed Controls
L. S. Hou and Y. Yan

On-line Parameter Estimation for Infinite-Dimensional Dynamical Systems
J. Baumeister, W. Scondo, M. A. Demetriou, and I. G. Rosen


From: Edit Kurali <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 17:39:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 88, Number 1, January 1997

R. A. Kerman
Strong and weak weighted convergence of Jacobi series

Xue-Zhang Liang and Chun-Mei L\"u
On the convergence of Hakopian interpolation and cubature

Bernard Delyon and Anatoli Juditsky
On the computation of wavelet coefficients

Daniel Duverney
Explicit computation of Pad\'e-Hermite approximants

Grzegorz Lewicki
Minimal projections onto two dimensional subspaces of $l^{(4)}_\infty$

Vladimir Andrievskii and Hans-Peter Blatt
Erd\H{o}s-Tur\'an theorems on piecewise smooth curves and arcs


A. Z. Grinshpan and E. B. Saff
Estimating the argument of some analytic functions


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