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From: Hershkowitz Daniel <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:43:17 +0200 (IST)
Subject: Linear Algebra Prize to Ludwig Elsner

The 1999 ILAS Linear Algebra Prize Committee has recommended that


be awarded the 1999 prize. The prize will be awarded at the
ILAS Barcelona meeting in July of 1999. Our congratulations to
Ludwig for this well-deserved recognition of his many
important contributions to linear algebra.

1999 ILAS Prize Committee:

Hans Schneider
Angelika Bunse-Gerstner
Biswa Datta
Mirek Fiedler
Russ Merris


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 98 15:09:06 EST
Subject: Low Discrepancy Sequences

This is in reply to Richard Zhou's query about low discrepancy

Starting in 1992, our research group has done extensive work on
low discrepancy sequences, expecially for high dimensional
problems in mathematical finance. A good place to look for
information about low discrepancy sequences is my homepage

The underlying theory may be found in Chapter 4,
"Very High-Dimensional Integration and Mathematical Finance" of



From: Willi Schoenauer <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 08:33:54 +0100
Subject: Scientific Supercomputing Internet Book

Addendum to Scientific Supercomputing

The Addendum to the (hand-written) Internet book "Scientific
Supercomputing" is an open-ended collection of further supercomputer
architectures and algorithms. The first 7 chapters are now (again
hand-written) in the Internet:

A1 The NEC SX-4 and SX-5
A2 The CRAY J90 and SV1
A3 The MIPS R10000 Processor, the SGI PowerChallange and the SGI Origin 2000
A4 Measurements of the CRAY/SGI T3E-1200
A5 SUN Microprocessors and Servers
A6 HP PA-RISC Processors and HP9000 Exemplar Servers
A7 The Intel Pentium II Processor

The URL is

Further chapters will follow in due time.

Willi Schoenauer


From: Laurent El Ghaoui <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 15:44:50 +0100
Subject: New Interface Package for Semidefinite Programming

We are pleased to announce the new release of Lmitool package

Lmitool-2.0 : An Interface to Solve LMI Problems.


LMITOOL-2.0 is a user-friendly package for LMI optimization. It acts as
an interface for the Semidefinite Programming methods (3 are now
available : SP developed by L. Vandenberghe and S. Boyd ; SDP developed
by Alizadeh, J.-P. Haeberly, M. Nayakkankuppam and M.L. Overton ; SDPHA
developed by Florian A. Potra, Rongqin Sheng and Nathan Brixius).

An LMI optimization problem is one where matrix variables are subject
to equality and positive-definiteness constraints, and the objective is
a linear function of these variables. Many engineering problems,
including among others (nonlinear) convex optimization problems, can be
formulated as LMI problems; see for instance, the book Linear Matrix
Inequalities in Systems and Control Theory, by Boyd, El Ghaoui, Feron,

Balakrishnan, SIAM, 1994.

Using the user-friendly Graphic User Interface (TKLMITOOL) of the
LMITOOL-2.0 package, a user can in a few minutes solve Linear Matrix
Inequality problems with matrix variables. All the user has to do is to
specify the LMI constraints and linear objective of the problem at hand
in a matlab .m file. No special syntax or function is to be learned by
the user. LMITOOL-2.0 allows for arbitrary equality and LMI constraints.

Where to get Lmitool Package

Home Page:

Distribution files:
- by ftp to in directory pub/elghaoui/lmitool-2.0

- by the WEB Page :

Comments, bug reports

Since LMITOOL and TKLMITOOL are still under development, all comments,
remarks, bug reports... are welcome. E-Mail us at or

Laurent El Ghaoui
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees
32, Bd Victor, 75739 PARIS cedex 15, France
Tel: (33+1) 45 52 54 30, Fax: (33+1) 45 52 55 87


From: Eric Grosse <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 10:38:07 -0500
Subject: Video Archive of Workshop on Object Oriented Methods

Lectures from day 1 of the SIAM Workshop on Object Oriented Methods
for Inter-operable Scientific and Engineering Computing are now online:

The workshop (held October 21-23, 1998 at IBM Watson and organized
by Mike Henderson, Chris Anderson, and Steve Lyons) brought together
people working on component software, distributed architectures,
frameworks, and other modern topics in production and delivery of
scientific software. See the conference page
for more details. We thank MSRI for hosting the video archive.


From: Zhong-ci Shi <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 19:27:47 +0000
Subject: Feng Kang Prize

The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is seeking
applications and nominations for 1999 year. The prize is awarded every other
year to young Chinese Scientists in China and abroad for their outstanding
researches in numerical analysis and scientific computing. The prize winners
will be announced in August 1999. Application forms can be got by anonymous
ftp from

Deadline for applications and nominations is MARCH 15, 1999.
Please send all materials to:

Dr. Zhong-zhi Bai
The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing
Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
PO Box 2719, Beijing 10008, China

Prof. Zhong-Ci Shi
Chairman of the Committee

The Regulation of The Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

Item 1. The Foundation of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is founded
in order to memory the contribution of late Professor Feng Kang to China's
Computational Mathematics.
Item 2. The Prize is honored to young Chinese Scientists in China or abroad,
working in the fields of Scientific and Engineering Computing whose age
should not be exceeded 45.
Item 3. The Prize is granted every other year to at most two winners with the
certificate and a premium of 15,000 yuan RMB for time being.
Item 4. Chinese universities or research institutes can nominate the
candidates. The application materials should be approved by the scientific
Committee of the relevant universities or institutes.
Item 5. Young scientists satisfying Item 2 can apply the Prize getting
supports of three members of the Committee or five full professors. The
recommendation letters must be directly sent to the Committee.
Item 6. The deadline of application is the 15th March in the selection year
and the Prize will be announced in August.
Item 7. The winners will be voted by the Committee of Feng Kang Prize of
Scientific Computing.
Item 8. The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering
Computing is in charge of the fund raising and organization of selecting the
Item 9. The Committee of Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing is consists
of nine famous Chinese mathematicians in the fields of Scientific and
Engineering Computing. One term serves four years. The current committee is
in charge to select the committee of next term. Each term at least one third
members must be chosen new ones and each member of the Committee can be
reelected for at most three terms.
Item 10. The Committee should report the usage of the founds every other year.
Contributors to the founds have the rights to know the services of the
Item 11. This regulation is valid from the 9th September, 1994. The right of
explanation of the regulation belongs to the Committee of the Feng Kang Prize
of Scientific Computing.

Committee of the Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing
Chairman: Zhong-ci SHI
Members: Da-yong CAI, Qun LIN, Hong-yuan FU, Hong-ci HUANG,
Ren-hong WANG, Rong-an YING, Ya-xiang YUAN, Tian-xiao ZHOU
Secretary: Zhong-zhi BAI


From: Reinhard Nabben <nabben@Mathematik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:08:55 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop Honoring Ludwig Elsner

Workshop on
Applied Linear Algebra
in honor of
Prof. Dr. Ludwig Elsner
January 21-23, 1999

Prof. Dr. Ludwig Elsner will celebrate his 60th birthday in January 1999.
To honor his mathematical work the Department of Mathematics and
the Sonderforschungsbereich 343, both University of Bielefeld,
will organize this workshop which will cover all areas ranging from
core linear algebra to numerical linear algebra. As part of this workshop there will be a Festkolloquium on January 22.

A preliminary program and the collection of abstracts can be found on our
web page

Invited speakers:

Rajendra Bhatia Rafael Bru Wolfgang Dahmen
Miroslav Fiedler Shmuel Friedland Daniel Hershkowitz
Charles R. Johnson Israel Koltracht Peter Lancaster
Michael Neumann Wilhelm Niethammer M.H.C. Paardekooper
Pal Rozsa Hans Schneider Ji Guang Sun
Tomasz Szulc David Watkins

Workshop topics:

iterative solution methods, preconditioning, eigenvalue computation,
Riccati equations, wavelets, adaptive multilevel solvers,
eigenvalue distribution of random matrices, effects of nonnormality,
stability of differential equations,
matrices with special structure like Toeplitz-,
Hamiltonian-, and P-matrices, graphs,
applications in control theory, markov chains, and graph theory.

Organizing commitee:

Angelika Bunse-Gerstner Volker Mehrmann Reinhard Nabben
Matthias Pott Wolf-Juergen Beyn

For further information please visit the web-page

or contact

Reinhard Nabben, Matthias Pott,
Fakultaet fuer Mathematik
Universitaet Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 23:41:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Conference in Honor of Richard Varga

a conference on the occasion of
Richard S. Varga's 70th birthday

The meeting will take place at Kent State University on March 25-27, 1999,
and will focus on the many research areas in which Richard Varga has made
important contributions. The conference will provide an opportunity for
researchers in these different yet related areas to exchange ideas. More
than 30 speakers have already agreed to give presentations. A banquet dinner
will be held on Friday, March 26. The journal Numerical Algorithms will
publish a special issue dedicated to Richard Varga.

Further information about the conference is available at the web site


If you are interested in participating in the conference or coming to
the banquet, please notify Daniela Calvetti ( or
Lothar Reichel ( as soon as possible. Your e-mail
message should indicate whether you would like to

participate in the meeting,
present a talk at the meeting,
submit a paper to the special issue.

Please contact Daniela Calvetti or Lothar Reichel if you have any


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 08:04:48 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis '99

Fourth International Conference
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
June 3-4, 1999, Vilnius, Lithuania

Conference organizers
- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius
- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
- Vilnius University

The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical modelling and
usage of difference methods for numerical solution of modern problems of
science and engineering. It aims, in particular, at fostering cooperation
among practitioners and theoreticians in this field.

Working language of the Conference is English.

Basic topics
- Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of
mathematical physics
- Parallel algorithms and parallel computing
- Application of difference methods to engineering problems
- Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications
- Statistical modelling
- Mathematical modelling for financial analysis

Programmme and Organizing Committee
R.Ciegis (Lithuania - General Chairman),
H.Neunzert(Germany - General Vice - chairman),
M.Sapagovas (Lithuania - the Chairman of the Programme Committee),
A.Buikis (Latvia Vice-chairman),
V.Abrashin (Belarus), S.Dey (USA),
F.Ivanauskas (Lithuania), H.Kalis (Latvia), A.Kjellman(Sweden),
P.Matus(Belarus), A.Reinfelds (Latvia), A.Pedas (Estonia),
L.Saulis (Lithuania), V.Skakauskas (Lithuania), A.Zemitis (Germany),
J.Wasniewski (Denmark).

Local Organizing Committee

A.Domarkas (VU), E.Kirjacki (VGTU), A.Krylovas (VGTU), K.Kubilius (VGTU),
M.Meilunas (VGTU), S.Rutkauskas (IMI), A.Stikonas (IMI).

The scientific programme includes invited plenary talks (40 min) and
contributed talks (20 min).

Authors are requested to send an abstract ( maximum 1 page )
before March 31, 1999.

Instructions and a style file for the preparation of the abtracts
are available at
or can be taken by ftp from in directory

Conference materials
The selected papers of the Conference will be published in the vol.4 of
"Mathematical Modelling and Analysis", Technika, Vilnius.
All papers will be pair-rewieved.

Correspondence address
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
Akademijos 4, LT-2600,
Vilnius, Lithuania

phone: (+370) 2 72 94 19, 2 72 94 17
fax: (+370) 2 72 92 09

Questions regarding MMA99 should be addressed to

To receive the Second Announcement you must register at


From: Volker John <Volker.John@Mathematik.Uni-Magdeburg.DE>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 10:29:12 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference on Numerical Methods for Transport-Dominated Problems

International Conference on Numerical Methods
for Transport-Dominated and Related Problems

This International Workshop on analytical and numerical methods
for convection-dominated differential equations will be organized in
cooperation with the GAMM Committees ``Efficient numerical methods for pde''
and ``Scientific computing''. It will provide a forum for communication
and interaction between applied mathematicians, numerical analysts and the
scientific computing community.

Date: 20 -- 23 September 1999

Schloss (Castle) Wendgr\"aben, near Magdeburg, Germany

Conference themes:

- Discretization techniques :
FDM/FEM/FVM/spectral methods/collocation methods
- Solution of the discrete algebraic problems :
multigrid/domain decomposition/parallelization
- Analytical approaches :
asymptotic expansions/Shishkin-type decompositions
- Error estimates and adaptive approaches
- Modelling and applications

Invited speakers:
V.F. Butuzov (Moscow),
C. Canuto (Torino),
P.W. Hemker (Amsterdam),
R.B. Kellogg (Maryland),
G. Lube (G\"ottingen),
R. Rannacher (Heidelberg),
H.-G. Roos (Dresden),
G.I. Shishkin (Ekaterinburg),
E. S\"uli (Oxford),
R. Verf\"urth (Bochum),
P. Wesseling (Delft)

Organizing committee:
Lutz Tobiska (Magdeburg),
Martin Stynes (Cork, Ireland),
Lutz Angermann (Magdeburg),
Volker John (Magdeburg)

Dates to remember:
- Deadline for abstracts and registration: 28 May 1999
- Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 26 November 1999
- Notification of acceptance or rejection: 28 January 2000
- Final deadline for submission of revised manuscript: 31 March 2000

- email:
- Conference website:


From: Van Henson <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 09:09:58 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Copper Mountain Conference Special Themes

Dear Colleagues,

The Ninth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods will
be held April 11--16, 1999 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. The
program committee wishes to place special emphasis on the
theme "General Scalable Multigrid Methods". In particular,
we are hoping to gather researchers interested in "Algebraic
Algorithms" and "Parallel Techniques". Both topics have become
prominent in large-scale applications, and it is our intent to
bring together researchers and practitioners to share their
ideas, challenges, and knowledge, with the hope of furthering
the field.

To emphasize the theme, we will be grouping talks into special
theme sessions and organizing informal workshops during the
week. Also, Algebraic Algorithms and Parallel Techniques will
be discussed in a day-long tutorial on April 11 (the Sunday
before the conference talks begin).

We encourage everyone interested in these areas to participate,
by attending and hopefully by submitting an abstract to one of
the theme sessions.

The web page
contains detailed information about the conference, including
information on how to submit abstracts (Deadline Feb. 1 1999).

We hope to see you in April.


Van Emden Henson, Theme Chair: "Algebraic Algorithms"
Jim E. Jones, Theme Chair: "Parallel Techniques"

Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



From: Issam Moghrabi <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 15:35:07 +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, and
-other researchers in Scientific Computations of different backgrounds.
To highlight
-Broad developments and advances in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and
-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

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

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. Virginia Kiryakova (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Prof. S. L. Kalla (Kuwait University)
Prof. J.A. Ford (Essex University, UK)
Prof. C. Broyden (Bologne University, Italy)
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)
A. Hamzeh (Beirut Arab Univ., Lebanon)
N. Mansour (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)
M. Hamdan (Lebanese American Univ., Lebanon)


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 98 10:03:37 -0500
Subject: ICIAM 99 Travel Grants

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is pleased to
announce a travel grant program for the International Congress on
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 99), to be held on July 5-9,
1999 in Edinburgh, Scotland ( This
travel support program is funded by a grant from the National Science
Foundation (NSF).

The travel award will cover air transportation and lodging costs
consistent with the rules and procedures of the NSF. Support of $1000
to $1400 will be awarded depending upon point of origin and need, and
requires that a SIAM travel form be completed and mailed to SIAM with
all applicable receipts.

Who May Apply

Mathematicians and computer scientists from United States institutions
are eligible to apply for the travel grants.

How to Apply

An application form can be found on SIAM's web site
( You can submit this form
over the web. For junior faculty and postdocs, a letter of support
from a senior faculty member is recommended, and for graduate
students a letter from the student's advisor is required.

Applications can also be sent to:

ICIAM 99 Travel Grants
c/o SIAM
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Deadline: February 15, 1999

Review of applications will begin on February 16, 1999. Applications
received after February 15, 1999 will be placed on a waiting list for
subsequent review and will be considered only if support is still

Award Procedure

A committee of senior mathematicians and computational scientists will
review the applications.

Selection will be based upon merit, in particular, research
contributions in the areas emphasized by ICIAM 99. Junior faculty and
postdocs who do not already have travel support and who are organizing
a minisymposium or presenting a paper in a session at ICIAM 99 will be
given preference. Selection of graduate students will be based on
recommendations from faculty advisors, and preference will be given to
students who are within one year of completing their theses.

Applications from women and under-represented minorities are


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 18:41:02 GMT
Subject: Euro-Par'99

Toulouse, France
August 31 - September 3, 1999

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. Emerging Topics in Advanced
Prediction Computing in Europe

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. Fault Avoidance and Fault 18. Global Environment Modelling
Removal in Real-Time Systems

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 NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab.
- Tom Sterling Jet Propulsion Lab.


- MPI-2 and OpenMP : Programming Standards for Distributed and
Shared Memory Parallel Machines, F. Desprez, ENSL-INRIA,
and L. Giraud, CERFACS
- High Performance Fortran : Present and Future, F. Coelho,
Ecole des Mines de Paris
- Benchmarking High Performance Computers: Fundamentals and Practice,
A. van der Steen, Utrecht Univ.
- Parallel and Distributed Programming in Java, S. Chaumette, LaBRI
- Linear Algebra Algorithms and Software for Large Scientific
Problems, J. Dongarra, Univ. of Tennessee and ORNL, I. Duff,
CERFACS and RAL, D. Sorensen, Rice Univ., and H. van der Vorst,
Utrecht Univ.
- Scientific Computing for Climate and Environment, Computational
Fluid Dynamics and Climate Modelling and Global Change Teams CERFACS

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: Benito Chen <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 15:00:54 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming
Department of Mathematics
Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics

The University of Wyoming Mathematics Department (Web site invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or
Associate Professorship in Applied Mathematics to begin August, 1999. We
seek candidates with an earned doctorate, proven teaching ability and strong
research in areas of interest in the department. A strong commitment to
undergraduate and graduate advising and service is also necessary. Areas of
particular interest include computational mathematics, mathematical modeling,
and numerical analysis. For Associate Professor we require an outstanding
record in research and funding.

Applicants should arrange to send a vitae, research plan, teaching philosophy,
and three letters of recommendation to the Applied Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming, P. O. Box 3036, Laramie,
Wyoming 82071. Review of applications begins February 1, 1999.

The University of Wyoming is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer,
and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.


From: Betty Liu <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 14:15:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Rhode Island

Asst. Professor, Mathematics, two positions.

Required: Applicants must have Ph.D. in Mathematics by August 15, 1999.
Position one (Log # 021354) requires substantial expertise in difference
equations/discrete dynamical systems. Position two (Log # 021355) requires
substantial expertise in numerical methods for partial differential equations.
For both positions, applicants must show the potential to teach successfully
both graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics, and for position two
they must also show special potential to teach applied mathematics. Applicants
for both positions must also demonstrate the potential for a quality research
program in mathematics. Preferred: Applicants are preferred who are prepared
to address problems of interest to the focus areas of the University:
Enterprise & Technology; Health; Children, Families, & Communities; and
Marine & Coastal Environments. These are tenure-track appointments commencing
on 7/1/99. Submit resume, three letters of recommendation, and other relevant
information by 1/25/99 to Betty Liu, Search Committee Chair, University of
Rhode Island, Box G, Kingston, RI 02881. The University of Rhode Island is an
AA/EEO employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty,
staff and students. Persons from under-represented groups are encouraged to


From: Yuesheng Xu <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 17:44:47 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Dean Position at North Dakota State University

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics,
North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University invites nominations and applications for
the position of Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. The Dean
is the chief academic and administrative leader for the college and reports
to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The College of Science and Mathematics consists of the following
departments: Biochemistry, Botany/Biology, Chemistry, Computer
Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, Polymers and Coatings,
Psychology, Statistics, and Zoology. The College offers 15
undergraduate degree programs, 11 master's degree programs, and 10
Ph.D. programs with an enrollment of 1290 undergraduate students and
256 graduate students. In the College there are 100 full-time faculty,
12 part-time faculty, and 30 support staff.

North Dakota State is the state's Morrill Act land-grant institution.
The university is located on the eastern border of the state in Fargo,
North Dakota's largest city. For more information about the university
and the college contact


* An earned doctorate in a field appropriate to the scope of the
College from an accredited institution

* Extensive administrative achievement

* Recognized scholarly and professional accomplishments appropriate for
the rank of Professor in one of the disciplines of the College

* Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, capable of promoting
collegiality and building consensus

* Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching

* Demonstrated ability to secure external financial support for
instruction and research programs

* A thorough knowledge and understanding of research development as
well as of the management and operation of large research programs

* The ability to promote the college to internal and external

* Demonstrated ability to secure extramural support and build and
maintain donor relations

* An understanding of the need for active recruitment and retention of

* Demonstrated interest in collaboration and the ability to support
interdisciplinary and inter-institutional endeavors.

Application Procedures: Nominations and applications will be accepted
until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin
January 15, 1999. Complete applications, including a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone/FAX and
e-mail addresses of five potential references should be sent to: Dr.
Virginia Clark, Chair, Science and Mathematics Dean Search Committee,
College of Human Development and Education, P.O. Box 5057, North Dakota
State University, Fargo, ND 58105-5057; Phone - 701-231-8211; FAX -
701-231-7174; e-mail:

NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.


From: Michelle Hein <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 16:45:19 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at North Carolina State University

Program Assistant
Center for Research in Scientific Computation
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8205
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205

The Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State
University in collaboration with MedAcoustics, Inc., Raleigh, NC, expects to
make a University-Industry Cooperative Postdoctoral Research appointment
starting August 16, 1999 (availability of the position is contingent upon
funding). The appointment will be in the area of applied mathematics and
scientific computation. The successful candidate for this position is expected
to participate in a collaborative multidisciplinary team carrying out
fundamental research investigations to provide a better understanding and
predictive capability of the dynamics of wave propagation from coronary
stenoses through human body tissues. The research efforts will involve the
modeling of wave propagation in a viscoelastic, heterogeneous, and anisotropic
medium, development of computational algorithms for both forward and inverse
problem analytic studies, and the design of corresponding experiments for
model validation and verification. Since the project requires physical
modeling, theoretical analysis and computational skills, candidates who are
outstanding in at least one of these areas and willing and able to learn
quickly in the others will be given highest priority. This position offers a
unique opportunity for multidisciplinary mentored post-doctoral research on a
mathematical project arising in an industrial/university collaborative effort.
Applicants should send a vita and brief description of research interests and
have three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Attn: Hien T.
Tran, Center for Research in Scientific Computation/Department of Mathematics,
Box 8205, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205; e-mail: Applications will be considered at any time after
January 15, 1999, as funding becomes available. NCSU is an AA/EOE. However, if
this position is funded by NSF, the successful applicant must be a US citizen
or lawfully admitted permanent resident alien of the US by Jan. 1, 1999. In
its commitment to diversity and equity, NCSU and the CRSC seek applications
from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Individuals with
disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact
Rory Schnell, CRSC, Tel: 919-515-5289, Fax: 919-515-1636, e-mail:


From: Thanh-Ha LeThi <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 10:40:35 +0100
Subject: Contents, Computing and Visualization

Journal "Computing and Visualization", Vol. 1 Nr. 3, published Nov. 1998,
ISSN 1432-9360 (print version), ISSN 1433-0369 (electronic version)

1. P.J. Frey, H. Borouchaki: Geometric surface mesh optimization.
2. R.E. Bank, W.M. Coughrant Jr., L.C. Cowsar: The finite volume
Scharfetter-Gummel method for steady convection diffusion e2quations.
3. M. Scheman, F.A. Bornemann: An adaptive Rothe method for the wave
4. L. Demkowicz, K. Gerdes, C. Schwab, A. Bajer, T. Walsh: HP90: A general &
flexible Fortran 90 hp-FE code.
5. V. Dolejs: Anisotropic mesh adaptation for finite volume and finite
element methods on triangular meshes.
6. A. Handlovicov, K. Mikula, A. Sarti: Numerical solution of parabolic
equations related to level set formulation of mean curvature flow.


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