NA Digest Sunday, September 14, 1997 Volume 97 : Issue 37

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Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 15:48:53 -0400
Subject: Unsolicited Email to NA-NET members

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From: Homer Walker <walker@WPI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 08:47:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Change of Address for Homer Walker

Friends and colleagues:

I have taken a new position as head of the Mathematical Sciences Department
at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. My new coordinates are

Homer Walker
Mathematical Sciences Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

Tel: 508-831-5241 Fax: 508-831-5824


From: Linda Petzold <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 14:50:22 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Change of Address for Linda Petzold

As of July 1, 1997, I have joined the Computer Science and
Mechanical and Environmental Engineering Departments at
University of California, Santa Barbara. My new address is:

Linda Petzold
Dept. of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering
Engr. 2 Bldg., Room 2355
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070
fax: 805 893 8651
phone: 805 893 5362


From: Eva Lundstrom <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 08:30:40 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Change of Name for Eva Sjostrom

Dear Colleagues,

When I got married last June I took my husband's name. My
new name is Eva Lundstrom. Due to this my email address
was also changed:

Best wishes,
Eva Lundstrom


From: Chris Tofallis <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 16:45:35 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Linear System with Non-negativity Constraints

Does anyone know of a method for solving a linear system subject to the
condition that the solution is non-negative. In general my class of
problem will have such a solution. I am fully aware of linear programming
type methods but I am looking for something different.

Chris Tofallis


From: Frigo and Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 21:26:42 -0400
Subject: FFTW, Fastest Fourier Transform in the West

We are pleased to announce release 1.2 of FFTW, a C library for performing
the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) in one or more dimensions. FFTW 1.2
incorporates a number of improvements over version 1.1, including
distributed-memory transforms for MPI and the ability to save plans.

Download FFTW or find out more information at the web page:

Some features of FFTW:

* Portable performance competitive with vendor-optimized FFTs, as
demonstrated by our extensive benchmarks of available FFT software
(results available on our web page).

* Not limited to sizes that are powers of two.

* Real-complex transforms.

* Parallel transforms for Cilk, threads (POSIX & others), and MPI.

* Free for non-commercial use.


Matteo Frigo
Steven G. Johnson


From: Arnold Neumaier <>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 11:00:40 +0200
Subject: Package for Multivariate Autoregressive Processes

ARfit: A Matlab package for the estimation and spectral
decomposition of multivariate autoregressive models

ARfit is a collection of Matlab routines for

* estimation of parameters and confidence regions for multivariate
autoregressive (AR) processes,
* diagnostic checking of fitted models, and
* spectral decomposition of AR models,

Compared to an earlier version, the present Release 2.0 contains much
faster order selection routines and an improved order selection

ARfit may be freely distributed. Suggestions for improvement are
greatly appreciated.

M-files, documentation, and a paper describing the algorithms used
are available at

Arnold Neumaier, Univ. of Vienna
Tapio Schneider, Princeton Univ.


From: Michael Heath <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 17:00:37 -0500
Subject: Errata for Heath's Scientific Computing Book

Now that my recently published textbook, SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING: An
Introductory Survey, has been out for a few months and has seen
significant classroom use, I have received a few reports of mistakes
and omissions. For a list of corrections and additions, see the website

and click on the link "Errata". If you or your students spot
additional mistakes or have other suggestions for improvements, please
send them to me and I will add them to the website, which also contains
other information of possible interest, including lecture notes and
links to relevant software.

Michael Heath
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1304 West Springfield Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801


From: Neal Cassidy <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 17:21:27 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: SIAM Talks on MBone


Last July, MSRI produced a live multicast of selected talks given at the
45th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(SIAM), held at Stanford University. Next week, we will be re-multicasting
the videotapes of these talks. From Monday, September 15, through
Wednesday, September 18, we will show two talks each day, at 12:00 pm and
1:00 pm PDT. Linked to the talks are scanned copies of the lecture notes.

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute's Multicast
Backbone project is attempting to establish a constructive and valuable
pattern for the use of the MBone in the mathematical sciences.

More information about the Multicast Backbone can be found at

Monday, September 15, 12:00pm PDT:

The John von Neumann Lecture
The Baleful Effect of Computer Languages and Benchmarks Upon Applied
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
William Kahan, University of California, Berkeley
Chair: John Guckenheimer, President, SIAM and Cornell University

Monday, September 15, 1:00pm PDT:

The I. E. Block Community Lecture -
Mathematics of Games and Sports
Joseph B. Keller, Stanford University
Chair: John Guckenheimer, President, SIAM; and Cornell University

Tuesday, September 16, 12:00pm PDT:

Multiresolution Algorithms in Computer Graphics
Peter Schroder, California Institute of Technology
Chair: Rosemary E. Chang, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems

Tuesday, September 16, 1:00pm PDT:

High Performance Computer Architecture
John L. Hennessy, Stanford University
Chair: Rosemary E. Chang, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems

Wednesday, September 17, 12:00pm PDT:

35 Years of (Linear) Probing
Donald E. Knuth, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Chair: William M. Coughran, Jr., Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies

Wednesday, September 17, 1:00pm PDT:

Clusters and Massively Parallel Computers: Are the Architectures
Paul C. Messina, California Institute of Technology
Chair: Robert G. Voigt, National Science Foundation

Thursday, September 18, 12:00pm PDT:

IP10 Impact of the Internet on Scientific Computing
Eric Grosse, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Chair: Robert G. Voigt, National Science Foundation

Thursday, September 18, 1:00pm PDT:

Past-President's Address
The Pursuit of Optimality: From the Big Picture to the Gory Details
Margaret H. Wright, Bell Laboratories
Chair: John Guckenheimer, President, SIAM and Cornell University


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 20:14:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis on CDROM


The Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA) was one of the
first completely electronic scientific journals when it was launched four
years ago. ETNA publishes papers in numerical analysis and applications.

ETNA has the following features:

* Manuscripts submitted to ETNA undergo peer review.
* Mathematical Reviews reviews all articles appearing in ETNA.
* Manuscripts may have color graphics.
* No annual page limitations makes fast publication possible.
* Key word search available.
* Forward referencing.
* ETNA can be accessed via the Internet by web browsers, ftp and e-mail.
* First four volumes of ETNA available on CDROM.

The CDROM version of ETNA can be accessed by a web browser (Mosaic).
Accessing ETNA in this manner is much more convenient than accessing ETNA
over the Internet when the Internet connection is slow. Many new PCs are
equipped with a CDROM reader. This makes the CDROM a convenient storage
medium for individuals and libraries.

The first ETNA CDROM contains papers with leading-edge contributions to
research in the following diverse areas of numerical analysis, analysis,
linear algebra and applications:

- conjugate gradient iterative methods and their variants,
for solving linear systems and for obtaining eigenvalues;
- general iterative methods for systems of linear equations,
including parallel synchronous and asynchronous multi-splitting and
inner-outer iteration methods;
- singular value and QR decompositions of matrices;
- applications of domain decomposition, multigrid, and finite
- element methods, and their preconditioning;
- Runge-Kutta methods, solutions of differential-algebraic
and Riccati equations in ordinary differential equation theory;
- numerical treatment of analysis problems, including Gaussian
quadrature, Pade' approximations and continued fractions, and the
Riemann Hypothesis.
- applications of numerical analysis, e.g., in signal processing and
control theory.

In addition the CDROM contains a variety of public domain software programs
(for Windows, Windows95, Sun Unix, SGI Unix, HP Unix, Digital Unix, and
Macintosh operating systems) that will allow you to display and print the
manuscripts included on the CDROM.

In order to defray the cost of producing the CDROM and to cover
shipping (by air mail), we are charging $25 for each CDROM. If you
wish to purchase the ETNA CDROM, please send $25.00 (money order,
travelers check, personal check for a U.S. bank or bank draft in U.S.
dollars) to

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
U. S. A.

For more information about ETNA and the ETNA CDROM send e-mail to or regular mail to Professor A. Ruttan,
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Kent State University,
Kent, OH 44242, USA. ETNA's Internet address is


From: Christoph Helmberg <>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 10:06:43 +0200
Subject: International Congress of Mathematicians 1998

Dear Colleagues:

The First Announcement of the International Congress of Mathematicians 1998
(ICM'98), which will take place in Berlin from August 18 to 27, 1998
is now available on the homepage of the Congress with URL:

ICM'98 is one of the quadrennial congresses held under the auspices of the
International Mathematical Union (IMU). Mathematicians from all countries
gather to discuss recent developments in mathematics that are presented by
leading scientists from all mathematical fields. Responsibility for the
scientific program lies with the Program Committee appointed by IMU. There
will be about twenty one-hour Plenary Lectures covering the major areas of
mathematics and about 170 forty-five-minute Invited Lectures in nineteen

The Fields Medals and the Nevanlinna Prize will be awarded during the Opening
Ceremony on the first day of the Congress. This will take place in the
International Congress Center Berlin (ICC); all other scientific events will
be held at Technische Universit\"at Berlin. No scientific activities are
scheduled for Sunday, August 23.

In order to invite as many mathematicians as possible to take part
in the Congress we request your help. Please distribute the First
Announcement to colleagues, mathematics departments, in newsletters,
or on conferences.

Postscript, LaTeX, Word, and ASCII versions of the First
Announcement can be obtained form the WWW with URL:

or by anonymous ftp from in the subdirectory
pub/IMU/HTML/ICM98/First_Announcement. The files of interest are Announcement Postscript color grey-scale black-white Postscript US-paper color grey-scale black-white
anc_col.doc Word color
anc_grey.doc grey-scale
anc_bw.doc black-white
anc.asc ASCII (no logo)
anc_la.tex LaTeX (no logo) Logo encapsulated Postscript color grey-scale black-white


From: Dimitris Dracopoulos <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 19:27:30 +0100
Subject: New Book on Neural Adaptive Control

Just published:

``Evolutionary Learning Algorithms for Neural Adaptive Control''

by Dimitris C. Dracopoulos

Springer Verlag, Perspectives in Neural Computing Series,
Series Editor: J. Taylor, August 1997, ISBN: 3-540-76161-6, GBP24.99

Neural networks and evolutionary algorithms are constantly expanding
their field of application to a variety of new domains. One area of
particular interest is their applicability to control and adaptive
control systems: the limitations of the classical control theory
combined with the need for greater robustness, adaptivity and
``intelligence'' make neurocontrol and evolutionary control
algorithms an attractive (and in some cases, the only) alternative.

After an introduction to neural networks and genetic algorithms,
this volume describes in detail how neural networks and evolutionary
techniques (specifically genetic algorithms and genetic programming)
can be applied to the adaptive control of complex dynamic systems
(including chaotic ones). A number of examples are presented and
useful tips are given for the application of the techniques
described. The fundamentals of dynamic systems theory and classical
adaptive control are also given.

More details can be found in:


From: P. N. Shivakumar <insmath@cc.UManitoba.CA>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 14:39:46 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Report on the ILAS Symposium on Fast Algorithms

Report on the

International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) Symposium
Fast Algorithms for Control, Signals and Image Processing

6-8 June 1997, Winnipeg, Canada

Principal Symposium Organizers; P.N.Shivakumar (IIMS, Manitoba),
Dianne O'Leary (Maryland), Hans Schneider (Wisconsin),Bob Plemmons
(Wake Forest).

This International Linear Algebra Society Symposium was organized
by the Institute of Industrial and Mathematical Sciences (IIMS) at the
University of Manitoba, Canada. The Symposium was a Participating
Institutions Conference of the Institute for Mathematics and its
Applications (IMA) and was co-sponsored by the Fields Institute
the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques and Manitoba HVDC Research

The three day meeting brought together researchers from the areas of
Control Theory, Signal and Image Processing, and Computational Linear
Algebra to discuss recent advances, trends, and future directions for
research on fast algorithms. This interdisciplinary gathering emphasized
modern methods in scientific computing and relevant linear algebra.

On the first day, three two hour short courses were given. Stephen Boyd
(Stanford) spoke on Convex Optimization in Control, Signals and Image
Processing; Raymond Chan (Hong Kong) discussed Iterative Methods for
Toeplitz Systems; Tom Kailath (Stanford) gave an introduction to Fast
Algorithms for Structured Matrices. These talks are available on the
authors' websites. Plenary talks were given by C.Paige (McGill),
G.W.Stewart (Maryland), Haesun Park (Minnesota), L.Kaufman (Bell Labs),
M.Hanke (Karlsruhe), E.Chu (Guelph), and S.Qiao (McMaster). In addition
there were six minisymposia and three contributed paper sessions. In all,
there were about 80 participants in the Symposium.

An important feature of the meeting was the overlap with the Canadian
Mathematical Society(CMS) Summer meeting (June 6-9). A special Session
on Linear Algebra at the CMS Meeting (June 9) was organized by IIMS with
main speakers Roger Horn (Utah) and Paul van Dooren (Louvain). This was
a unique experience with the sessions of each meeting open to the other
and having common coffee breaks, banquet and excursions. Several members
of the Symposium also took part in a Graduate Student Seminar of CMS,
organized by IIMS. The speakers were Hans Schneider and Paul van Dooren.

Social occasions included the banquet, a 'Dinner in the City', and a
CMS/ILAS barbecue. After the meeting there were many letters of praise
regarding the scientific content and the friendly atmosphere of the

A special issue of "Linear Algebra and Its Applications" will be devoted
to papers presented at the Symposium.

P. N. Shivakumar, Director
Institute of Industrial Mathematical Sciences


From: Solmec 98 <>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 15:48:44 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Solid Mechanics Conference

Zakopane, Poland, September 1-5,1998

First Circular and Call for Papers

COMMITTEE OF MECHANICS of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The 32nd Solid Mechanics Conference, SolMec'98, will be held in
Zakopane, a renowned resort at the foot of Tatra Mountains. The site
is accessible by train or car from Warsaw (ca 450 km) or Cracow
(ca 90 km). Following a long tradition going back to the first
Polish Solid Mechanics Conference in 1953, the objective of the
32nd Conference SolMec'98 is to bring together researchers engaged
in all major areas of contemporary mechanics of solids and structures.
The program of the conference will include a number of invited lectures
and contributed papers. The language of the conference will be English.
Social events, tours, and excursions to places of tourist and cultural
interest will be arranged.

* Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Solids with Microstructure
* Inelastic Response of Materials and Structures
* Geomechanics
* Structural Mechanics, Sensitivity and Optimization
* Fracture Mechanics, Damage, Fatigue
* Dynamics of Solids and Structures
* Composites, Porous Media
* Biomechanics
* Stochastic Methods
* Computational Methods
* Experimental Methods

A.Borkowski, W.Kosinski, M.Sokolowski, A.Burczynski, J.Stefaniak,
K.Dems, W.K.Nowacki, G.Szefer, L.Dietrich, P.Perzyna, A.Tylikowski,
A.Garstecki, H.Petryk, Z.Wesolowski, W.Gutkowski, B.Raniecki, Cz.Wozniak,
R.Izbicki, J.Rychlewski, H.Zorski, M.Kleiber, K.Sobczyk, M.Zyczkowski.

Single page abstracts (300-500 words) in English with the title,
authors name and affiliation are due by December 15, 1997, and should
be submitted to the Organizing Committee. Notification of acceptance
will be sent by February 15, 1998. A book of all accepted abstracts
will be distributed to the conference participants. The authors will
be encouraged to submit their full length papers for publication in
special issues of the Archives of Mechanics or Engineering Transactions
published by IFTR PAS. Further details will be given in the Second

Organizing Committee SolMec'98
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Swietokrzyska 21, 00-049 Warsaw, POLAND

For more information:
E-mail :


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 06:44:49 -0400
Subject: Meeting in Portugal on Vector and Parallel Processing

VECPAR'98 - 3rd International Meeting on Vector and Parallel Processing +
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
June 21-23, 1998,


Main Topics of the Meeting

Conference topics encompass, but are not restricted to:
* Computer architectures
* Parallel and distributed algorithms
* Parallel and distributed computing in education
* Algebra (linear and non-linear)
* Computational fluid dynamics
* Crash and structural analysis
* Image (processing and synthesis)
* Parallel database servers
* Data warehousing and data mining
* Real-time and embedded systems
* Industrial and commercial systems and applications

Invited Talks

* GENE GOLUB, Stanford University, USA
"Some unusual eigenvalue problems"
* TIMOTHY BARTH, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
"Parallel domain decomposition preconditioning for computational
fluid dynamics"
* PAUL WATSON, University of Newcastle, England
"The design of an ODMG-93 conformant parallel object database server"
* JEAN VUILLEMIN, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
"Reconfigurable systems, past and next 10 years"
"High performance computing for image synthesis"
* PETER WELCH, The University of Kent, England
"Parallel and distributed computing in education"

Dates to remember

* Abstracts due: November 28, 1997
* Proposals for tutorials due: November 28, 1997
* Notification of acceptance: February 6, 1998
* Final papers due: May 22, 1998
* Meeting in Porto: June 21, 22 and 23, 1998

Addition information on registration, tutorial, and paper submission
can be found in,


From: Trini Flores <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 97 08:37:58 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications

Fourth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications
May 7-9, 1998
Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory




From: Erik Elmroth <>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 13:41:53 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Positions at Umea University

Umea University announces new positions
- a professorship, an advanced consultant, and a systems engineer
in Computer Graphics, Scientific Visualization, and VR Technology

Umea University continues to develop the use of modern information
technology (IT) in education and research with strong efforts on research,
development, and knowledge transfer within computer graphics, scientific
visualization, and Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The efforts include
application oriented projects in collaboration between Umea University,
industry, and society. The activities are based on collaboration between
departments at Umea University, Center for educational technology (CUT),
High-Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N), and VRlab.

Umea University offers academic and industrial users access to modern high-
performance computers, including a Silicon Graphics Onyx2 with 2 Infinite
Reality graphics units, and a research laboratory with advanced graphics
workstations and equipment for VR, and a scalable 66 node IBM SP system
(32 Gflops). (See also

We welcome applications for the following new positions at Umea University.

Full professor position (or alternatively a visiting professor/scientist
position) at the Department of Computing Science.
(Closing date is November 15, 1997.)

Full time position at HPC2N or possibly two half-time positions, CUT 50%
and HPC2N 50%. (Closing date is September 22, 1997.)

Full time position (alternatively two half time positions) at HPC2N.
(Closing date is September 22, 1997.)

For further information, please, contact Professor Bo Kagstrom, Chairman
of the Department of Computing Science and Director of HPC2N,
phone: +46-90-786 54 19, email: The complete announcement
for the positions can be requested from Erik Elmroth, coordinator HPC2N,
phone: +46-90-786 69 86, email: or downloaded from

You are most welcome with your application!


From: Jerry Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 97 16:25:41 MDT
Subject: Position at Colorado State University

Position Open, Seeking Applicants:

Head, Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with a tradition of
strength in the sciences and engineering. The student body of 22,000 is
almost a quarter of the population of Fort Collins, located at the base
of the Rocky Mountains, an hour north of Denver. The Department of Mathematics
has 28 full-time and 3 half-time (transitional) faculty, 8 staff, 50 M.S.
and Ph.D. students, and 175 undergraduate majors. Areas of research emphasis
include applied/computational mathematics and geometric/combinatorial algebra.
Undergraduate concentrations are Actuarial Mathematics, Applied
Mathematics, General Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. For more
information see

We seek a dynamic, visionary leader who can foster excellence in research,
teaching, and service within the department. As the chief administrative
officer of the department, the head will also be expected to manage budgetary
and personnel matters, promote curriculum development and educational
innovation, manage budgetary and personnel matters, and effectively
communicate the accomplishments of the department to the university and
the broader community. Outstanding research, educational, and leadership
credentials are required. Candidates must be eligible for appointment at the
rank of Professor in the Department of Mathematics.

Anticipated starting date is July 1, 1998. Screening of applications will begin
October 15, 1997, and continue until the position is filled. Only applications
postmarked by January 15, 1998, will be given consideration. Applicants
should send a vita and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of five references to Prof. S. B. Seidman, Chair, Search Committee,
College of Natural Sciences, 117 Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort
Collins, Colorado 80523. FAX (970) 491-6639.

Colorado State University is an EEO/AA employer. Office of Equal
Opportunity: 101 Student Services.


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 10:29:44 +0100
Subject: Positions at University of Manchester


The Department of Mathematics is seeking to appoint active researchers
to Lectureship positions in Applied Mathematics. These new, permanent
posts follow the recent appointment of Professor I. David Abrahams to
the Beyer Chair within the Department, and signal Manchester's
intention to reassert itself at the forefront of research into classical
and developing areas of Applied Mathematics. The Lectureships offer an
outstanding opportunity for young mathematicians to develop strong
research programmes early in their careers, although the Department will
consider more senior appointments for established researchers of
exceptional ability.

Applications are invited from candidates with strong research records,
or who can demonstrate considerable research potential, in any branch
of Applied Mathematics. Preference may be shown to applicants who
complement or reinforce the Department's existing strengths in
continuum mechanics (solid and fluid mechanics, waves), industrial
and mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, and mathematical
physics, or who will enhance collaborative links with other groups
within or outside the University.

Salary is expected to be at an appropriate point on the Lecturer scale
(pounds 16,045-pounds 27,985). The closing date for applications is
November 17, 1997. Further particulars, and details of the Department,
can be found at the Web address

Informal enquiries may be directed to either Professor C. T. H. Baker,
Head of Department, e-mail:,
tel: +44 (0)161-275-5800, or Professor I. David Abrahams, e-mail:, tel: +44 (0)1782-583269.

An application form and a hardcopy of further particulars are
available from The Office of the Director of Personnel, University of
Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK, tel: +44 (0)161-275-2028, fax:
+44 (0)161-275-2221, e-mail: Please quote
reference number 532/97.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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