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From: W. Kahan <wkahan@CS.Berkeley.EDU>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 14:29:18 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Formula for Three-by-three Determinant

Hiroshi Murakami's formula for a three-by-three determinant
published in the last issue of the NA Digest, V98 #42, is
an instance of Chio's trick, published in 1853 and rediscovered
every few years since. In Britain it is called Dodgson's trick.
For a short explanation derived from the usual interpretation of
Gaussian Elimination as triangular factorization
see or .ps .


From: Murakami Hiroshi <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 21:48:51 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Unsymmetric Tri-diagonal Eigensolver

I would like to know computationally the most efficient method
known today for the solution of the eigenvalue of the unsymmetric
tri-diagonal matrix when the matrix size is large. (The lower
elements may be all 1s.) No eigen-vector needed.
For the unsymmetric case, are there any method known that is
similar to the bisection for the real symmetric case ?

Murakami Hiroshi


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 03:32:55 -0500
Subject: New Book, Numerical Linear Algebra for High-Performance Computers

We would like to announce our new book:
Numerical Linear Algebra for High-Performance Computers
Jack Dongarra, Iain Duff, Danny Sorensen, and Henk van der Vorst

This book presents a unified treatment of recently developed
techniques and current understanding about solving systems
of linear equations and large scale eigenvalue problems on
high-performance computers. It provides a rapid introduction
to the world of vector and parallel processing for these
linear algebra applications.

Topics include major elements of advanced-architecture
computers and their performance, recent algorithmic development,
and software for direct solution of dense matrix problems,
direct solution of sparse systems of equations, iterative
solution of sparse systems of equations, and solution of
large sparse eigenvalue problems.

This book supersedes the SIAM publication Solving Linear
Systems on Vector and Shared Memory Computers, which appeared
in 1990. This publication includes a considerable amount of
new material in addition to incorporating a substantial
revision of existing text.

Royalties from the sale of this book are contributed
to the SIAM student travel fund.
1998 / xviii + 342 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-428-1
List Price $37.00 / SIAM Member Price $29.60 / Order Code SE07


From: Kelly Black <>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 08:48:37 -0500
Subject: MATLAB Tutorials for Freshman


We are in the middle of a pilot program in which students take a
combined calculus and physics course. All of our students are
in their first year, and we are trying to make use of matlab.

We have some on-line tutorials,
that we have created for our numerical analysis class.
The tutorials are good for our upperclass students, but we
would like something else for our first-year students.

Does anybody have any good on-line matlab tutorials that
would be appropriate for first-year students?

Thanks in advance,


From: Issam Moghrabi <>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 17:05:50 +0200
Subject: Conference in Beirut on Scientific Computations

15-17 MARCH, 1999

To bring together
-Numerical Analysts,
-Specialists interested in the development, implementation and
application of advanced methods for reliable Mathematical Simulation of
Structural, Mechanical, And Physical Systems,
-other researchers in Scientific Computations of different backgrounds.
To highlight
-Broad developments and advances in Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
-Cross disciplinary themes within Mathematics, between Mathematics and
other disciplines [such as Engineering (structural problems in
Engineering)], and between Mathematics and particular industries.

A forum for
-Exchanging ideas,
-Establishing research links between other institutions and the Lebanese

American University (LAU), and
-Exposing latest developments of Mathematical software.

-Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon
-Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR)

Numerical Algebra
Numerical Computations
Computational Mechanics/Physics/Chemistry
Optimization (in Engineering, Numerical, Structural,..etc.)
Computer Applications in Engineering

Submission of Abstracts/Papers
Authors must submit an electronic copy of an abstract summarizing their
work by January 24th, 1998, to the conference secretary. Once
notification of acceptance is received (February 15th , 1999), an
electronic version of the full paper (maximum of 10 pages, 1.5 spacing,
including figures, tables and referencing, in MSWord 97 or any rtf
format) must be sent by March 15th, 1999. Papers will be reviewed for
inclusion in the conference proceedings, to be published shortly after
the conference.

Authors must provide a maximum of six keywords descibing their work.
Full name, affiliation, full address, telephone number, fax number and
email address of the corresponding author must be included as well. ONLY

papers dealing with completed research will be accepted for publication
in the conference proceedings. Papers will be reviewed for overall
quality. Graduate Students are also encouraged to submit research work.

Forty five minute plenary lectures and twenty five minute contributed
talks are planned.
English is the working language of the conference.

Important Deadlines
Submission of abstracts January 24th, 1999
Notification of Acceptance February 15th, 1999
Submission of full papers March 15th, 1999

ICSC99 Secretariat
Dr. Ramzi Haraty
Natural Science Division
Lebanese American Univ.
P.O. Box 13-5053
Beirut, Lebanon
Fax: +961-1-867098

Special rates will be arranged with local near-by hotels for the
conference participants. Limited support for accomodation will be given
to participants from outside Lebanon.

International Organizing Committee (Keynote Speakers)
Prof. D. Callebaut (Chair, Antwerp University, Belgium)
Prof. S. Doma (Co-Chair, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon)
Prof. N. L. Tsintsadze (Tibilisi University, Georgia)
Prof. F. Van Oystaeyen (Antwerp University, Belgium)
Prof. S. L. Kalla (Kuwait University)
Prof. J.A. Ford (Essex University, UK)
Prof. A. Sfeir (Lebanese American University, Lebanon)

Local Organizing Committee
A. Kabbani (Chair, Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)
I. Moughrabi (Co-Chair, Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)
R. Haraty (Secretary, Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)
M. Abboud (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)
R. Ghajar (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)
A.N. Kassar (Beirut Arab Univ., Lebanon)
N. Mansour (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)
M. Hamdan (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)


From: Jiangping Zhu <jzhu@Math.MsState.EDU>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 09:19:33 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers
MAY 21-22, 1999
Mississippi State University

Organized by: Department of Mathematics and Statistics and NSF Engineering
Research Center
Co-Sponsor: Electronic Journal of Differential Equations

Principal Speakers:

Lawrence C. Evans, University of California, Berkley
Charbel Farhat, University of Colorado, Boulder
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University
Ahmed Noor, University of Virginia
James Serrin, University of Minnesota
Paul Waltman, Emory University
Mary Wheeler, University of Texas, Austin

This interdisciplinary conference will provide a joint forum where
mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from academia and industry can
exchange research ideas involving theoretical and applied developments in
differential equations and computational simulations. In addition to the
seven principal lectures, there will be sessions of contributed talks. This
conference is held bi-annually. Reviewed manuscripts will be published as
a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations.

Abstracts for contributed papers should be submitted no later than March 31,
1999, to the program chairman, Dr. Jianping Zhu, For
further information on the conference organization, program, and submission
of abstracts, visit the conference webpage at

or contact one of the following organizers:

Ratnasingham Shivaji Bharat Soni
Department of Mathematics & Statistics NSF Engineering Research Center
Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA. Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA.
Phone:601-325-3414/7142 Phone:601-325-8278
Fax:601-325-0005 Fax:601-325-7692


From: Lev Krukier <>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 16:10:08 +0300
Subject: Conference on Environmental Modeling and Numerical Analysis

International Conference on
Environmental Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis
May 24 - 31, 1999, Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA.

The Institute of Mathematical Modeling, Russian Academy of Sciences
and Rostov State University are organizing the International Conference on
Environmental Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis (EMMNA'99)

International Program Committee:

Chairman: A.A. Samarskij (Russia)
I. Dimov - (Bulgaria)
2. R. Ewing (USA)
3. K. Fedra - (Austria)
4. A.Hasanov - (Turkey)
5. A. N. Konovalov (Russia)
6. P. P. Matus (Belorus)
7. V.V. Penenko (Russia)
8. V. V. Shaidurov (Russia)
9. A.Sydow - (Germany)
10. P.N.Vabishchevich (Russia),
11. I. I. Vorovich (Russia)
12. Z. Zlatev - (Denmark)

Conference Topics:

1. Mathematical modeling of hydrophysical processes in a water basin
and transport contaminant
2. Groundwater pollution
3. Mathematical modeling of hydrophysical processes in air and air pollution
4. Numerical methods for advection-diffusion equation
5. Numerical methods for the solution of non stationary PDE problems
6. Iterative methods and preconditioners in environmental modeling
7. Efficient time stepping for stiff ODEs in environmental modeling
8. High performance computing in environmental modeling

For further information contact us by e-mail :
or check our WWW-page:

The next announcement will be distributed in January 1999.


From: David Keyes <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 17:54:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Conference on Parallel CFD

First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

23--26 May 1999
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Parallel CFD'99, the eleventh in an international series of meetings
featuring computational fluid dynamics research on parallel computers,
will be held 23--26 May 1999 in Williamsburg, Virginia, returning to the
east coast of the United States for the first time since 1992.

The technical program planned for the 3.5-day conference features invited
speakers, three tracks of contributed presentations, a poster session, and
will be preceded for the convenience of conferees by an optional half-day
tutorial introducing the PETSc parallel software system, including case
studies from fluid dynamics. Early experiences on teraflops-class ASCI
computers and a report on the ASCI alliance program will also be featured
at the meeting.

Parallel CFD is a specialist meeting dedicated to the development of
computational fluid dynamics on parallel computers. All realms of
phenomena in which fluid dynamical simulations play a critical role ---
from the microscopic scales of high tech manufacturing, through human and
planetary scales, and even to galactic scales --- and all types of
parallel models and architectures are featured. However, it is the
intersection of CFD and parallelism that is of interest, not the union.
Contributions generally focus on implementations and results. Novel tools
and methods supporting the software/hardware environment of parallel CFD
are also of interest.

Special emphases of the 1999 meeting will be parallel methods in
optimization, validation of parallel codes, non-PDE-based formulations of
CFD, and the influence of deep memory hierarchies and high interprocessor
latencies on the design of algorithms and data structures for CFD
applications. Abstracts targeting these themes are especially welcome.

The following international experts from industry, government, and
academia have tentatively agreed to make plenary presentations at the

Antoine Desideri, INRIA, France
Harald Echtle, Daimler-Benz, Germany
Paul Fischer, Argonne National Lab, USA
Marc Garbey, University of Lyon, France
Trond Kvamsdahl, SINTEF, Norway
Dimitri Mavriplis, ICASE, USA
Kevin McManus, University of Greenwich, UK
John Salmon, California Institute of Technology, USA
John Shadid, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, USA
James Taft, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Keiji Tani, Kansai Research Establishment, Japan

Contributed abstracts should be sent by February 5, 1999 to Authors will be notified of acceptance on or about
March 12, 1999. A refereed conference proceedings will be published by
North Holland.

For details on conference venue, abstract preparation and submission, and
registration, please see the conference website,

Local Organizing Committee of Parallel CFD'99:

D. E. Keyes, Old Dominion University and ICASE (Chair)
M. D. Salas, ICASE E. N. Todd, ICASE
V. N. Vatsa, NASA Langley R. G. Voigt, College of William & Mary

Scientific and Organizing Committee of the Parallel CFD Conferences:

R. K. Agarwal, Wichita State U. B. Chetveruskin, Russian Acad. Sci.
A. Ecer, UIPUI D. R Emerson, CLRC
P. Fox, IUPUI M. Garbey, U. of Lyon
A. Geiger, RUS C. Jenssen, SINTEF
D. Keyes, Old Dominion U. C. A. Lin, Tsing-Hua U.
I. Lopez, NASA Lewis D. McCarthy, Boeing
J. McDonough, U. of Kentucky R. Pelz, Rutgers
J. Periaux, Dassault Aviation N. Satofuka, Kyoto Inst. of Tech.
P. Schiano, CIRA A. Sugavanam, IBM
M. E. S. Vogels, NLR D. Weaver, Phillips Laboratory


From: Maxim Larin <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 98 15:25:20 +0600
Subject: Conference on New Generation Solution Methods for PDE

International Conference on
New Generation Solution Methods for PDE

organized by
Sergei V. Nepomnyaschikh and Panayot S. Vassilevski

The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical
Geophysics (former Computing Center) of the Siberian Devision
of Russian Academy of Sciences (SD RAS),
in cooperation with
the Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
will organize international conference on
``New Generation Solution Methods for PDEs''

The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading experts in
scientific computing that are actively involved in theory and computation;
that are currently developing or can develop highly efficient ``new
generation'' solution methods for PDEs. In particular, the topics of the
conference will include methods for solving PDEs and integral equations
that come from fluid flow modeling, contaminant transport, computational
electromagnetics, flow in porous media, perfectly matched layer methods
for wave problems; and generally, from engineering practice; both stationary
and time dependent, including non--linear as well as eigen--problems and
generally parameter dependent problems. Their impact on theoretical results
as well as on solving practical problems will be the main objective of the

The conference aims at generating creative new directions and ideas for
research that can be a basis for solid collaboration, especially for the
new generation of scientists. This will help towards building a community
of young scientists with balanced participation from Eastern, Western Europe
and U.S.A. to be involved in a stable cooperation in the forthcoming years,
using the experience of well known leaders of the international scientific


The workshop is scheduled for January 11--January 16, 1999 with
arrival: January 10 and departure: noon January 16, 1999.


NewGen-99 is to be held at the Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia.
All meetings are to be organized in the House of Scientists.


Specific topics of interest are:
- Analysis of numerical methods;
- Numerical Linear Algebra;
- Basic iterative methods and robust preconditioning;
- MG/DD/FS (multigrid, domain decomposition, and
fictitious space) methods;
- Multiscale methods; theory and computation;
- Conservative schemes and mixed finite element computations;
- Adaptive methods;
- Modeling of contaminant transport and related applications;
- Flow computations;
- Computational electromagnetics (numerical solution of
Maxwell's equations);
- Perfectly matched layer methods for wave problems;
- Parallel performance;


Wolfgang Dahmen, RWTH, Aachen, Germany (tentative);
Eugene G. D'yakonov, Moscow State University (Russia);
Richard Ewing, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.;
Roland Freund, Bell Lab & Lucent Technology, U.S.A.;
Sergei K. Godunov, IM SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia;
Gundolf Haase, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria (tentative);
Ronald Hoppe, University of Augsburg, Germany;
Oleg Iliev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgary (tentative);
Valery P. Il'in, ICMMG SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia;
Yuri M. Laevsky, ICMMG SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia;
Alexandr M. Matsokin, ICMMG SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia;
Sergei V. Nepomnyaschikh, ICMMG SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia;
Patrick Le Tallec, INRIA, France;
Vladimir V. Shaidurov, CC SD RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia;
Reinhold Schneider, TU Chemnitz-Zwickau, Germany;
Vladimir A. Vasilenko, ICMMG SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia;
Yuri V. Vasilevsky, INM RAS, Moscow, Russia;
Marina Vidrascu, INRIA, France;
Jinchao Xu, Penn State University, U.S.A. (tentative);
Gerhard Zumbush, University of Bonn, Germany;


Ms. Sylvia Dimitrova
Address: CLPP-BAS, ``Acad. G. Bontchev'' street, Block 25A,
BG-1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;
FAX: (--359--2)--707--273;

Dr. Maxim Larin
Address: ICMMG SD RAS, avenue Lavrentiev, 6,
630090 Novosibirsk, Russia;
FAX: (7--383--2)--343--783;


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 18:16:28 GMT
Subject: Euro-Par'99

Toulouse, France
August 31 - September 3, 1999
First Call for Papers

Euro-Par is the premier European conference on parallel computing and
normally attracts about 300 participants. It is an annual
international conference, dedicated to the promotion and advancement
of all aspects of parallel computing. The major themes of the
conference can be divided into the broad categories of hardware,
software, algorithms, and applications. The objective of Euro-Par is
to provide a forum to promote the development of parallel computing
both as an industrial tool and as an academic discipline, extending
the frontiers of the state of practice as well as the state of the
art. This is particularly important at a time when parallel computing
is undergoing strong and sustained development and is beginning to
experience real industrial take up. The main audience for Euro-Par
are researchers in university departments, government laboratories,
and industrial organisations.

Euro-Par'99 is organized as a day of tutorials, two half-day plenary
sessions, and a number of parallel sessions on the following topics:

1. Support Tools and Environments 13. Numerical Algorithms for
Linear and Nonlinear Algebra

2. Performance Evaluation and 14. European Projects

3. Scheduling and Load Balancing 15. Routing and Communication in
Interconnection Networks

4. Compilers for High Performance 16. Instruction-Level Parallelism
Systems and Uniprocessor Architecture

5. Parallel and Distributed 17. Concurrent and Distributed
Databases Programming with Objects

6. Dependability of Real-Time 18. Global Environment Modelling

7. Theory and Models for Parallel 19. Numerical Reliability and
Computation Parallel Computing

8. High-Performance Computing and 20. Fault Tolerant Computing

9. Parallel Computer Architecture 21. Educational Issues

10. Distributed Systems and 22. High-Performance Data Mining
Algorithms and Knowledge Discovery

11. Parallel Programming: Models, 23. Symbolic Computation
Methods and Languages

12. Architectures and Algorithms for
Vision and other Senses

Invited Speakers:

- Richard Brent Oxford University Computing Lab.
- Philippe Courtier LODYC, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie.
- Jack Dongarra Univ. of Tennessee and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.
- Cherri Pancake Oregon State Univ.
- Horst Simon NESRC, Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab.
- Tom Sterling Jet Propulsion Lab.


- MPI-2 and OpenMP
- High Performance Fortran : Present and Future
- Benchmarking High Performance Computers: Fundamentals and Practice
- Parallel and distributed programming in Java
- Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra
- Scientific Computing for Climate and Environment

The key dates are:

- November 15th 1998: First Call for Papers
- January 31st 1999 : Final Date for Submissions
- May 1st 1999 : Acceptances Notified
- June 1st 1999 : Final Copy and Author Registration due
- June 30th 1999 : Early Registration Deadline
- August 1st 1999 : Late Registration Deadline

Official Address and Organization:

For any questions related to Euro-Par'99 please refer to our web site:
or e-mail to:

Authors are requested to use the electronic form on the web site
to submit their paper to the topic they judge most appropriate.

The Euro-Par'99 Local Committee.


From: Hideaki Kaneko <>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 11:53:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Chair Position at Old Dominion University

Chair of Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The College of Sciences at Old Dominion University is seeking a
chairperson for its Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Individuals applying for this position must qualify for the rank of
Full Professor. The successful candidate will be an active
researcher with the stature required to lead the department in its
quest for national prominence. Individuals interested in, and capable
of, building strong interdisciplinary research and instructional
programs are encouraged to apply. Current research strengths in the
department center around applied mathematics, computational
mathematics, and statistics. Excellent collaborative research and
educational opportunities in these areas and in mathematics education
are available in the College of Sciences, the College of Engineering
and Technology, the Darden College of Education, Eastern Virginia
Medical School, NASA-Langley Research Center, and the Thomas Jefferson
National Accelerator Facility. Further information regarding the
department and this position may be obtained at

Interested individuals should forward a letter-of-interest, a copy of
their curriculum vitae, the names, mail and E-mail addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to Ms. Phyllis Brown,
Recruitment Administrator, Office of the Dean, College of Sciences,
Ocean/Physics Building, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
23529-0163. Nominations of candidates should also be sent to Ms.
Brown. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an affirmative
action, equal opportunity employer and requires compliance with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


From: Los Alamos <>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 09:17:09 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Research Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Research Position:

A position in the Scientific Computing Group at the Los Alamos National
Laboratory is open for highly qualified postdoctoral candidates with
expertise in large scale simulations and an interest in quantum computing.
The successful candidate will perform fundamental computational science
research at the interface of two strong and growing research programs at
this Laboratory. The first is in simulation science, the second in
quantum information and computing. Quantum computing research and large
scale simulation overlap in two ways. First, in order to better understand
the physical systems that are to be used for building quantum computers,
we wish to use powerful classical computers to simulate quantum mechanical
devices, their interactions with the environment and the effect on
(quantum) computational tasks being executed by the devices. These
simulations are interesting at all levels of abstraction. Second,
quantum computers may offer a new regime of high performance algorithms
and methods for physics simulations, particularly those of quantum
mechanical systems, but perhaps also of more traditional classical
numerical analysis problems.


In addition to the unprecedented technical challenges presented by the
work at Los Alamos, researchers are also attracted to Los Alamos by the
area's superb climate, spectacular scenery, and the multitude of outdoor
and cultural events in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, New


The candidate should have a strong background in applied mathematics
and method development particularly as it is applied to simulation of
physical systems. Evidence of this background should be clear from the
candidate's publications and references. The candidate should also have a
thorough understanding of the theory of algorithms and have interest in
applying this theory to the fundamentally new model of computation that
quantum computing offers.

Candidates must satisfy general requirements of the post-doctoral program
Los Alamos National Laboratory. For a description of this program and the
opportunities for fellowships, please refer to the following Web page:

Contacts for further information:

If you are interested in obtaining more information about the position,
please contact Manny Knill ( or Olaf Lubeck (


From: Patricia Humphrey <>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 13:47:23 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions at Georgia Southern University


Two tenure track positions. Salary dependent upon qualifications. The
Ph.D. degrees are required by the position starting date, August 1,
1999. Screening will begin Jan 4, 1999. An excellent command of written
and spoken English is required. A demonstrated potential for scholarly
activity as well as evidence of excellence in teaching are required. At
least two years college teaching experience is preferred. The standard
teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester. Departmental
representatives will be available at the national AMS/MAA meeting in San
Antonio in January 1999 to discuss these positions with interested
parties. For more information about the positions and application
requirements, please see our web page at

Applied Mathematics. (Search Number 38146). Assistant Professor. Ph.D.
in an applied mathematics field is required. Preference will be given to
applicants in the areas of applied analysis, discrete math, numerical
analysis, probability, and scientific computing. Duties will include
teaching freshman/sophomore mathematics classes and supervision of
research projects for MS degree candidates.

Computer Science. (Search Number 38147). Assistant or Associate
Professor. Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field is
required. Preference will be given to applicants with training or
experience in at least one of the following areas: computer graphics,
software engineering, simulation, artificial intelligence, and analysis
of algorithms. Proficiency in C++ or Java is required. Ability to teach
a broad range of CS courses is required. Duties include teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and supervision
of research projects for MS degree candidates.

Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Institution. Georgia is an Open Records state. Persons who need
reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the application
process should notify the search chair.


From: Isaac Klapper <>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 14:35:17 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Montana State University


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level to begin in August 1999 contingent on funding. The
Department is research oriented with an active graduate program and
ties to the Center for Biofilm Engineering, the Center for Computational
Biology, and other departments on campus. Research funding within
the department is currently approximately $1,000,000 per year.
The teaching load is two courses per semester.

The Department is seeking a candidate whose research interests
mesh well with current faculty. The Department has active research
groups in the areas of computational mathematics, applied mathematics,
mathematical biology, and dynamical systems. Preference will be given
to applicants with computational interests.

Montana State University is located in Bozeman, Montana, between
the Bridger and Gallatin mountains. Yellowstone National Park is
approximately 90 miles away.

Requirements: PhD in the mathematical sciences, evidence of strong
research potential and excellent teaching skills. Screening of
applications commences January 1, 1999 and will continue until the
position is filled.

Send a letter of application together with a statement of current and planned
research, a statement of teaching philosophy and qualifications,
a vita, and three letters of recommendation to:

Mathematics Hiring Committee
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-2400
Tel. (406)-994-3603

For additional information see,
write to Professor John Lund, or send e-mail to:

ADA/AA/EEO. Veterans preference. Claim veteran's preference or request
accommodation from HR/AA, MSU, Bozeman, MT 59717 [(406)-994-2042
or TDD (406)-994-4191]


From: Phil Schmidt <>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 10:15:02 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Akron

Senior faculty position in Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

An associate or full professor level position in Applied Mathematics is
available beginning August 30, 1999. We are seeking an individual with
the ability to work with graduate students and junior faculty members
in an interdisciplinary environment. A strong record of publications
and funded research, and effective teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels are required. The strengths of the applied mathematics
division are in the areas of modeling in materials science, wave propagation,
signal processing with biomedical applications, dynamical systems, and
scientific computing at large. Salary is commensurate with background and
experience. Start-up funds are available.

The Department offers Bachelor and Master degrees in Applied Mathematics,
Mathematics, and Computer Science. An Engineering Applied Mathematics
doctoral program, emphasizing interdisciplinary applied mathematics,
is offered cooperatively with the College of Engineering.
See for more information about the Department.

Inquiries/materials (application letter, curriculum vitae including
funding history, statement of research interests, and names of three
references) should be addressed to:

S. I. Hariharan, Chair, Applied Mathematics Search Committee
Phone: (330) - 972 - 6994
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002

Review of completed applications will begin January 19, 1999, and
continue until the position is filled.

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


From: Anders Sjoberg <>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 17:01:48 +0100
Subject: Faculty Positions at Uppsala University

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

The candidates must have a PhD and interest in numerical analysis and also
a strong background in computing.

The lecturers are expected to teach and develop basic courses in numerical
analysis and scientific programming as well as advanced courses on
undergraduate and postgraduate level. Teaching and research merits in some
of the fields finite element methods, optimization, wavelets and
visualization/computer graphics are especially valuable.

In research and supervision of doctoral students the lecturers are supposed
to cooperate with other departments, other universities and industry in
joint projects.

The applicants must be fluent in English and able to, after some time,
teach in Swedish.

Applications from women are especially encouraged.

Applications (referring to positions number 6923/98 and 6294/98) with CV
describing the scientific and pedagogical merits, references, lists of
scientific and pedagogical publications, and copies of the publications
mentioned should be addressed to the Rector of Uppsala University and sent
in two sets to

Registrar's Office
Uppsala University
Box 256
S-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden
Fax +46 18 471 2000

Applications must arrive not later than December 18, 1998. If the
application is sent by fax, a complete application, according to what is
said above, must be sent as soon as possible.

More information about the positions can be obtained by the Chairman of the
Department of Scientific Computing, Anders Sjoberg, or from Professor Bertil Gustafsson,

See also


From: Achim Schroll <schroll@IGPM.Rwth-Aachen.DE>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 17:14:44 +0100 (CST)
Subject: Positions at RWTH-Aachen

The group of applied mathematics at RWTH-Aachen, Germany
has several positions for PhD candidates available.

Please visit our web-page:


From: Randy LeVeque <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 10:41:13 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Washington

A postdoctoral position is available starting September, 1999 in the
Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, to
work with Professor R.J. LeVeque on numerical methods and
software for conservation laws and hyperbolic systems. The postdoc
will be involved in further development and application of the CLAWPACK
software described at
as well as having ample opportunity to pursue independent research and
be involved in other activities in applied and computational
mathematics. Of particular interest are candidates whose research
concerns the novel application of such methods to exciting problems in
science or engineering. Some areas of current interest include:
gas dynamics, multi-phase flow, porous media, elastic and acoustic waves,
waves in random media, electromagnetic waves, magnetohydrodynamics, and
numerical relativity.

The ideal candidate would have:
- good working knowledge of high-resolution finite-volume methods,
and preferably some familiarity with CLAWPACK,
- an interest in software and the development of documentation,
sample applications, web resources, etc.
- a strong research record in numerical analysis related to such methods,
or in an application area where such methods are applicable.
This position is funded by the NSF for one year at a 12 month salary of
$42,000. It may be possible to extend it to a second year, subject to
availability of funding.

Applications should include a curriculum vita and statement of research
interests. Please also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent.
All application materials should be sent to Professor R.J. LeVeque,
Department of Applied Mathematics, Box 352420, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA 98195-2420. Applications received by February 1, 1999 will
receive full consideration and the process will continue until the
position is filled. For more information about the position contact
Randy LeVeque at

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty
and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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