Subject: NA Digest, V. 96, # 35 NA Digest Sunday, September 15, 1996 Volume 96 : Issue 35 Today's Editor: Cleve Moler The MathWorks, Inc. moler@mathworks.com Today's Topics: Stochastic Parbolic Differential Equations Integration Question New Book, Introduction to Scientific Computing Change of Address for Timo Eirola Parallelising Large Computational Mechanics Codes Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar Computer Methods in Water Resources Workshop on System Administration of the IBM SP Italian Workshop in Computational Linear Algebra BLAS Technical Forum Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation Conference on Domain Decomposition Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Reseach Fellowships Position at Boeing Information and Support Services Position at University of Florida Positions at Concordia University Position at University of Wyoming Postdoctoral Position at Sao Paulo University Positions at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne Positions at Colorado School of Mines Postdoctoral Postion at University of California, San Diego Postdoctoral Position at University of North Carolina Contents, SIAM Scientific Computing Contents, SIAM Applied Mathematics Contents, Math. of Control, Signals, and System Submissions for NA Digest: Mail to na.digest@na-net.ornl.gov. Information about NA-NET: Mail to na.help@na-net.ornl.gov. URL for the World Wide Web: http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html ------------------------------------------------------- From: Manas Deb Date: Sun, 8 Sep 1996 20:04:47 -0500 (CDT) Subject: Stochastic Parbolic Differential Equations Hello na-netters, I am a doctoral student wishing to pursue research in stochastic time integrations. In particular, I am interested in solving nonlinear parabolic (possibly vector) equations where the uncertainty sources are mainly in the system parameters (for example, uncertain material properties, uncertain geometry information etc.). I am interested in physical systems that, in a deterministic world, could be efficiently solved using methods like finite elements/differences/volume; just for example, a few such situations would be nonlinear structural dynamics, semi-conductor process and device modeling, oil reservoir simulations etc. My main goal is to look for an efficient computational (possibly adaptive) procedure for which I can also estimate some accuracy/ convergence rates (possibly only numerically). I would be looking at systems that at every time step cause a large (~of the order of 100K to 1000K) simultaneous system of equations (typ. non-symmetric) to be solved (possibly using an iterative solver like GMRES). I have done some literature search already and the effort is continuing. If anyone out there has anything to offer that could help my search, I would be most grateful to receive an e-mail back. Thanking you in anticipation. -Manas K. Deb deb@comco.com Computational & Applied Math. Univ. of Texas, Austin, Tx, USA. ------------------------------ From: Owen Kelly Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 11:04:20 -0400 (EDT) Subject: New Book, Introduction to Scientific Computing New Book: Introduction to Scientific Computing: A Matrix-Vector Approach Using Matlab. Author: Charles F. Van Loan Publisher: Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-125444-8 (Available Now) Chapter 1. Power Tools of the Trade Chapter 2. Polynomial Interpolation Chapter 3. Piecewise Polynomial Interpolation Chapter 4. Numerical Integration Chapter 5. Matrix Computations Chapter 6. Linear Systems Chapter 7. The QR and Cholesky Factorizations Chapter 8. Nonlinear Equations and Optimization Chapter 9. The Initial Value Problem Graphics and matrix-vector manipulation have been folded into the discussion in a way that gets students to appreciate the connection between continuous mathematics and computing. Each of the nine chapters comes equipped with a theorem and a collection of m-files designed to bolster intuition. Collectively, the m-files communicate the key mathematical ideas and an appreciation for the subtleties of numerical computing. ------------------------------ From: Timo Eirola Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 11:59:24 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Change of Address for Timo Eirola Until Aug 97 I am on sabbatical from Helsinki University of Technology and spend it mostly at Georgia Tech: Timo Eirola School of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332-0160, U.S.A. e-mail: teirola@math.gatech.edu ------------------------------ From: Roy Williams Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 09:56:12 -0700 (PDT) Subject: Parallelising Large Computational Mechanics Codes Strategies and Tools for Parallelising Large Computational Mechanics Codes for Structural, Fluids, Electromagnetics and Multiphysics Analysis 11th - 12th November 1996 International Hotel, London Lecturers: Prof Charbel Farhat, University of Boulder, Colorado, USA Prof Mark Cross, University of Greenwich, UK Prof Jochem Hauser, CLE, Salzgitter, Germany Dr Roy Williams, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA This intensive short course is aimed at those involved in computational modelling who wish to exploit the power of parallel processing in their analysis. Although this is an advanced course it assumes no prior knowledge of parallel programming; the course is self contained. The course, given by leading authorities in computational modelling on large parallel machines will cover a range of practical applications involving aerospace (including CFD, elasticity) and materials/metals processing (including multiphysics modelling). Some of the experience gained in the Europort projects will also be discussed. Full details and registration information are available on the Web at http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/~roy/parallel_course.html or by request to: Mrs F Barkshire University of Greenwich School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Wellington Street London SE18 6PF. Phone: 44 181 331 8706 Fax: 44 181 331 8925 Email: F.Barkshire@gre.ac.uk ------------------------------ From: Manfred Trummer Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 11:29:10 -0700 Subject: Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar The 1996 Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS) is hosted by Simon Fraser University, and will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, September 21, 1996. Talks are by Loyce Adams, University of Washington, Seattle Uri Ascher, University of British Columbia, Vancouver John Betts, Bill Huffman, and John Lewis, Boeing, Seattle Jonathan Borwein, Simon Fraser University James Demmel, UC Berkeley John Dennis, Rice University Chen Greif, UBC (student paper) Omar Odeh, University of Victoria (student paper) For registration, information on the meeting and the conference program please contact or visit the conference web site http://www.sfu.ca/~trummer/pnwnas/ Manfred Trummer Phone: (604) 291-3799 Department of Mathematics & Statistics Messages: (604) 291-3331 Simon Fraser University FAX: (604) 291-4947 Burnaby, B.C., V5A 1S6 CANADA E-mail: WWW Home: http://www.sfu.ca/~trummer/ ------------------------------ From: Roger Ghanem Date: Mon, 09 Sep 1996 13:02:25 -0400 Subject: Computer Methods in Water Resources FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER METHODS IN WATER RESOURCES, BYBLOS, LEBANON, June 16-18 1997 The Fourth International Conference on Computer Methods and Water Resources (CMWR'97) will be held in Byblos, Lebanon on June 16-18 1997. The topics of the conference cover all aspects related to the application of computers to the analysis, design and management of water resources. Physical and mathematical modelling, numerical and experimental techniques, engineering applications, and software developments are all included. A one page abstract is due at the Conference Secretariat no later than November 30. The conference is organized by The Ministry of Hydraulic and Electric Resources of Lebanon in collaboration with the Lebanese American University (Byblos, Lebanon), The Wessex Institute of Technology, The University of Delaware, and The Johns Hopkins University. The Conference secretariat is at WIT: Wessex Institute of technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO407AA, UK. Additional information can be obtained from cmi@ib.rl.ac.uk or yasleman@beirut.lau.edu.lb The homepage for the conference, allowing for the electronic submission of abstracts, is at http://venus.ce.jhu.edu/cmwr/ ------------------------------ From: Jeanne Butler Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 12:42:55 -0500 Subject: Workshop on System Administration of the IBM SP Registration has been extended to: Monday, September 23, 1996 Cornell Theory Center Workshop Experiences in System Administration of the IBM RS/6000 SP Thursday, October 10 - Friday, October 11, 1996 Cornell Theory Center Cornell University Ithaca, NY The Cornell Theory Center (CTC), a nationally funded high performance computing center, is offering a 1.5 day workshop dealing with experiences in system administration of the IBM SP. The workshop will consist mainly of a series of panel sessions on different topics, given by representatives of CTC and several other SP sites. Each panel session will feature short presentations by panel members followed by time for discussion and questions from the audience. IBM will give a presentation on and demonstration of graphical tools being developed for system management. Ample time will be provided for informal discussions. To register for this workshop, and for additional information, go to: http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/Upcoming/sysadm.html or contact: Jeanne Butler jeanne@tc.cornell.edu 607.254.8813 ------------------------------ From: Valeria Simoncini Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 13:00:50 +0200 Subject: Italian Workshop in Computational Linear Algebra DUE-GIORNI di ALGEBRA LINEARE COMPUTAZIONALE A PAVIA marzo 1997 (Meeting announcement for italians in Italy and abroad) Vorremmo organizzare un incontro informale tra i ricercatori italiani interessati all'algebra lineare numerica ed alle sue applicazioni. In questa prima fase stiamo raccogliendo adesioni preliminari per stendere un programma di massima dell'incontro. Gli obiettivi dell'incontro sono di carattere squisitamente scientifico e vorremmo dare particolare attenzione alle attivita` di giovani ricercatori e dottorandi nel settore dell'algebra lineare computazionale in Italia. A tal fine sollecitiamo interventi mirati a valorizzare i contenuti scientifici originali e le applicazioni. Inoltre vorremmo, alla conclusione dell'incontro, organizzare una sezione dove discutere sulla possibilita pratica di dare inizio alla preparazione di un progetto a carattere nazionale su cui richiedere un finanziamento CNR. Preghiamo di far pervenire le risposte al seguente indirizzo di posta elettronica: val@ian.pv.cnr.it Cordiali saluti Mario Arioli Valeria Simoncini arioli@ian.pv.cnr.it val@ian.pv.cnr.it Istituto di Analisi Numerica - CNR Via Abbiategrasso, 209 I-27100 - Pavia Italia ------------------------------ From: Jack Dongarra Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 09:13:33 -0400 Subject: BLAS Technical Forum BLAS TECHNICAL FORUM, November 7-8, 1996, Eagan, MN We are planning a BLAS Technical Forum meeting on November 7-8. The meeting will be hosted Michael Heroux and the meeting will be held at Cray Research's facility in Eagan, MN: Cray Research, Inc. -- A Silicon Graphics Company 655 Lone Oak Drive Eagan, MN 55121 The Forum has been established to consider expanding the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS) in a number of directions in the light of modern software, language, and hardware developments. The first meeting of the Forum was held in Nashville on February 19-20, 1996 and the next meeting was in Atlanta on May 20-21, 1996. Working groups have been established to consider the overall functionality, a lightweight interface, and an object based interface, for the BLAS. Other subgroups have also been established, either to advise the current working groups or as placeholders for future working groups on parallel processing issues, sparse operations, data structures, extensions to the existing BLAS and language binding issues. We strongly urge and encourage attendance at the meeting so that we can make tangible progress towards much needed standards. Wide input is needed to help ensure that emerging proposals are useful and acceptable to the community. It is appreciated that it is not easy for everyone to attend the meetings of the Forum, but we would nevertheless welcome your input since we wish the discussion to be as open as possible, and the results to reflect consensus from the community at large. A rough agenda for the meeting follows: Functionality Lite Parallel Sparse Extensions to existing Language binding issues Vendor comments and requirements Applications comments and requirements Users comments and requirements Please send us items you would like to see on the agenda or that you would like to discuss. We will plan to start the meeting with lunch at 12:00 pm on Thursday, November 7th and end by 4:00 on Friday, November 8th. Lunch is provided on site both days. For more information see: http://www.netlib.org/utk/papers/blast-forum-nov7-8.html Jack Dongarra, Sven Hammarling, and Michael Heroux ------------------------------ From: Junping Wang Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 15:51:36 -0500 (CDT) Subject: Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation Call of Papers for the Third IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation July 16-19, 1997 http://math.uwyo.edu/IMACS/imacs.html E-mail: imacs97@schwarz.uwyo.edu Anonymous FTP: math.uwyo.edu (go to pub/IMACS/*) Conference Location: * University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA Conference Organizers: * ISC (Institute for Scientific Computation), U of Wyoming * IMACS Technical Committee on Comp. Linear. Alg. * Local organizing committee: J. Wang (Chair), M. Allen, B. Chen, T. Mathew International Program Committee: O. Axelsson, L. Badea, R. Beauwens, C. Brezinski, F. Brezzi, T. Chan, J. Douglas, Jr., W. Hackbusch, J.-P. Hennart, R. Lazarov, P.-L. Lions, J. Mandel, T. Manteuffel, S. Nepomnyaschikh, C.-W. Shu, R. Stenberg, R. Verfuerth, V. Thomee, P. Vassilevski, O. Widlund, J. Xu, N. Yan, H. Yserentant Conference Themes: Numerical Linear Algebra: - Iterative and preconditioning methods - Eigenvalue problems, - Parallelization techniques - Software developments - Finite arithmetics. Numerical Methods for PDEs: - Discretization techniques including finite element, finite difference, finite volume, and spectral methods - Error estimates and stability analysis - Adaptive gridding - Domain decomposition techniques - Multilevel preconditioning methods - Monte-Carlo methods - Iterative methods for free and moving boundary problems - Iterative schemes for systems of nonlinear equations. Numerical Simulations and Applications: - Fluid flow in porous media - Computational problems in material sciences and geomechanics - Computational methods in mathematical finance Conference Deadlines: - Early registration April 1, 1997 - Abstract April 1, 1997 - IMACS Proceedings August 1, 1997 Organization/Submissions: The conference will include both contributed talks and invited sessions. Papers based on the contributions to the conference will be reviewed and published in a new IMACS publication series entitled "Lecture Notes in Computational and Applied Mathematics". Conference Registration: Conference registration is available on line. Please visit http://math.uwyo.edu/IMACS/imacs.html or send e-mail to imacs97@schwarz.uwyo.edu for MORE information. Where and Whom to Contact? * Registration: Dr. Will Radosevich P.O. Box 3972 University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming 82071 Phone: (307) 766-2129 Fax: (307)-766-3914 * Conference: Professor Junping Wang E-mail: jpwang@math.tamu.edu Phone: (409) 845-1204 Fax: (409) 862-4190 ------------------------------ From: Jan Mandel Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 15:25:19 -0600 (MDT) Subject: Conference on Domain Decomposition FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHODS August 10 - 14, 1997 University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA Domain decomposition (DD) is a very active research area of computational mathematics and engineering, not only because it is a scientific strategy suitable for high performance computing, but also because it covers a broad class of effective numerical methods for solving large-scale mathematical-physical problems. This tenth meeting will occur at a time of increasing interest in high performance computational methods spurred by the availability of powerful new parallel and distributed computing systems. Therefore, its special focus will be on High Performance Computing and Advanced Numerical Methods for Industrial Applications. The conference will include invited plenary talks by leading experts in the field from academia, research institutions, as well as industry, and parallel contributed and special sessions. Contributions are sought on all aspects of DD-based iterative as well as direct methods, including - numerical analysis of DD methods - block and substructuring methods - multigrid and multilevel methods - fictitious domain methods - DD methods for high-order and spectral discretizations - DD methods for nonlinear and time dependent problems - DD methods for eigenvalue problems - DD methods in computational fluid dynamics - DD methods in structural mechanics/dynamics - DD methods in acoustics and electromagnetics - graph decomposition and mesh partitioning algorithms - strategies and technologies for high performance computing - parallel implementation methodologies - software developments - industrial applications CONFERENCE DEADLINES - proposals for special sessions : January 15, 1997 and minisymposia - abstract (one page abstract, best : March 3, 1997 plain text or Postscript by e-mail) - early registration : May 5, 1997 - registration for contributed speakers : July 7, 1997 CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN Charbel Farhat, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder Xiao-Chuan Cai, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder Jan Mandel, Department of Computational Mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE P. Bjorstad (Bergen), J. Bramble (Ithaca), T. Chan (Los Angeles), P. Deuflhard (Berlin), R. Glowinski (Houston), D. Keyes (Virginia), Y. Kuznetsov (Moscow), J. Periaux (St Cloud), O. Pironneau (Paris), A. Quarteroni (Milano), Z. Shi (Beijing), W. Wendland (Stuttgart), O. Widlund (New York), J. Xu (Pennsylvania). CONTACT INFORMATION Cathy Moser The University of Colorado at Boulder Center for Aerospace Structures Campus Box 429, Boulder, CO 80309-0429, USA E-mail:dd10@alexandra.colorado.edu Tel: +1 (303) 492-6838 Fax: +1 (303) 492-4990 WWW: http://www-math.cudenver.edu/dd10 ORGANIZED by the University of Colorado ------------------------------ From: Lloyd Douglas Date: Wed, 11 Sep 96 13:13:49 EDT Subject: Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Reseach Fellowships The National Science Foundation awards approximately 30-40 fellowships for postdoctoral research in the mathematical sciences. The fellowship permits recipients to choose research environments that have maximal impact on their future scientific development. The deadline date for a completed application is October 17, 1996. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens and must complete all requirements for the doctoral degree between January 1, 1992 and September 30, 1997. Additional information including eligibility requirements and application submission, forms, and evaluation is found in NSF 94-119. Questions about the Fellowship Program can be addressed to msprf@nsf.gov. Please pass this on to interested parties. ------------------------------ From: Roger Grimes Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 07:04:14 -0700 Subject: Position at Boeing Information and Support Services The Mathematics and Engineering Analysis unit of Boeing Information and Support Services in Bellevue, Washington has a job opening for an entry-level mathematical software developer. The position involves porting mathematical software libraries in a variety of computing languages to a variety of machines and operating systems, source code maintenance, telephone consultation to users, conversion of mathematical software from one language to another, development of new mathematical software, and working with experts in various areas of numerical mathematics on algorithm development and the solution of real world problems. We are looking for a person with a Masters Degree level of education or equivalent experience in the area of numerical analysis and numerical software development. We require a solid background in numerical analysis and a good understanding of at least one of Fortran, C, and C++. Familiarity with multiple computing environments is desired. The job requires the ability to work effectively alone or as part of team, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and the desire to grow technically in relevant areas of mathematics and computing. Willingness to work on applications is important. U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency is required. Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants should send a resume to: Roger G. Grimes Manager, Computational Mathematics Boeing Information and Support Services P. O. Box 3707, MS 7L-22 Seattle, WA 98124-2207 USA Questions regarding the position may be sent to roger.g.grimes@boeing.com. The comments in this message are mine and not necessarily those of The Boeing Company. ------------------------------ From: Gang Bao Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 11:21:18 -0400 Subject: Position at University of Florida Tenure Track Positions at University of Florida Applications are invited for two tenure track positions at the assistant professor level in the following areas: applied mathematics, combinatorics, and dynamical systems. Appointments commence in August 1997. Applicants must show strong research promise and are expected to excel in teaching undergraduate mathematics courses. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to: Chair of Search Committee Department of Mathematics 358 Little Hall University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611--8105 Applicants should supply evidence of commitment to teaching and should ask referees to send three letters of recommendation directly to the address above. Completed applications and supporting letters are due December 16, 1996 The Department especially welcomes applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Florida is an EEO/AA institution. Anyone requiring special assistance in completing the application should contact the search committee chair person. ------------------------------ From: Yves Bourgault Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 16:23:23 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Positions at Concordia University POSITIONS AT THE COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS LABORATORY DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY The CFD Laboratory of Concordia University carries out the development of state-of-the-art finite element computational codes for a wide variety of scientific applications, with a mandate of technology transfer to Industrial Members of two Research Consortia. In addition, the CFD Lab carries out a variety of contractual research activities with small and multinational companies. The CFD Lab provides a challenging and dynamic Research and Development environment. At the present time personnel involve 1 Professor, from 6 to 8 Research Associates and from 5 to 6 graduate students. STAFF POSITION - SOFTWARE ENGINEER The CFD Lab is seeking a talented Software Engineer whose mandate will include R&D tasks; more specifically but not exclusively: + Responsibility for specific research aspects in mesh generation and mesh optimization activities of the CFD Lab, + Responsibility for coordinating, integrating, optimizing and putting in production all software developed at the CFD Lab by Graduate Students and Research Associates, in particular developments in the CFD Lab's FENSAP code, + Responsibility for the acquisition, maintenance, update and staff training of all PC and Workstation commercial software acquired by the Laboratory, + Two-way coordination of all software exchange with industries interacting with the CFD Lab, + The creation and maintenance of professional software manuals, + Other tasks that may be assigned by the Director of the Laboratory. The successful candidate should have some or all of the following assets: + A Masters or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Engineering, + Strong programming and software organizational skills in FORTRAN and C/C++, + Experience in software development and maintenance tools, + Knowledge of CAD systems, + Knowledge of the UNIX operating system, + Knowledge in parallelization on shared-memory and distributed-memory machines, + Flexibility in accepting new assignments in a rapidly evolving and fluid research atmosphere, + Interaction skills and willingness to collaborate with other members of the CFD Lab and with industrial members, sometimes on their premises. RESEARCH POSITION - POST-DOCTORAL OR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION The CFD Lab is seeking a talented Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Associate whose responsibilities will specifically but not exclusively include: + Research into anti- and de-icing heat transfer and ice accumulation physics, within the CFD Lab's In-Flight Research Consortium involving Applied Aeronautical Systems (pilots), Atmospheric Environment Service (meteorology), Bombardier-Canadair and Bombardier-de Havilland (aircraft), CAE Electronics (flight simulation), National Research Council (icing tunnels) and Pratt & Whitney Canada (engines), + Development tasks (full responsibility for mesh generation, flow calculation, experimental validation, result visualization and coordination with client) within the CFD Lab's contractual activities for wind effects on aircraft landing behind the superstructures of navy ships. + Other tasks assigned by the Director of the Laboratory. The successful candidate should have some or all of the following assets: + A Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Applied Mathematics, + Strong knowledge of three-dimensional inviscid and turbulent viscous CFD methodologies and specifically finite element inviscid and viscous flow calculation methods, + Strong FORTRAN programming and software organizational skills, + Willingness and ability to respect milestones and deliverables, + Flexibility in accepting new assignments in a rapidly evolving and fluid research atmosphere, + Interaction skills and willingness to collaborate with other members of the CFD Lab and with industrial members, sometimes on their premises. The positions are based on research funds. It is for one year, but renewable. Salaries at University's Research Associate levels but have an interesting performance bonus component. Please respond by e-mail or Fax, before October 11, 1996, to: Prof. W.G. Habashi Director, CFD Laboratory Concordia University Fax: +1-(514) 848-8601 e-mail: habashiw@cfdlab.concordia.ca ------------------------------ From: Benito Chen Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 09:00:39 -0600 Subject: Position at University of Wyoming UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING The Department of Mathematics invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professorships in applied mathematics. We seek candidates with proven teaching ability and strong research in numerical analysis and the mathematics of porous-media flows. Applications received by January 15 will receive first consideration. For more information about the Department, please visit our Web site, http://math.uwyo.edu/. The University of Wyoming is an equal opportunity employer, and the Department welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please send vitae, a statement of teaching qualifications, and three letters of reference to Myron B. Allen, Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA Benito Chen ------------------------------ From: Jose Cuminato Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 10:10:53 -0300 Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Sao Paulo University Postdoctoral Position at Sao Paulo University/ Sao Carlos/Brazil Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at ICMSC/USP/SAO CARLOS for the project "Numerical Simulation of 3D Free Surface Flows". Applicants should have some research interest in one or more of the areas: computational fluid dynamics, parallel programming using message passing, iterative solution of linear systems, computer graphics and a strong knowledge of the C programming language.Experience with MPI and the Portuguese language will also be an advantage, but not mandatory. The post will be funded by the Brazilian National Research Council, and it is expected to start in march/97. Salary is in the range US$28,000,00 a year Tax-free. The apointment has a series of benefits attached, like: money for attending conferences, equipment. Travel expenses to Brazil to take up the job will NOT be covered. Appointment will be for a fixed period of one year with the possibility of extension. Sao Carlos is a town of about 180,000 inhabitants located at the center of Sao Paulo state, 220 Km from Sao Paulo city and 800Km from Rio de Janeiro. For application please send a resume with information on at least, publications, research interests and academic qualification as a PS, or latex file via e-mail. Contact: Jose A. Cuminato, phone 55 16 2749138, fax 55 16 2749150, email jacumina@icmsc.sc.usp.br Closing Date: 24 september 1996 ------------------------------ From: Robert Dalang Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 15:07:21 -0600 Subject: Positions at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, invites applications for two faculty positions in its Department of Mathematics: 1. PROFESSOR OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS: The candidate should have developed an important research activity and have a thorough knowledge of numerical analysis. Deadline for applications: December 10, 1996. 2. PROFESSOR OF ANALYSIS: The candidate should carry out excellent interdisciplinary research in an area of analysis and its applications, such as the calculus of variations, the theory of partial differential equations or nonlinear analysis. Deadline for applications: December 10, 1996. For the two positions: The teaching duties will include introductory and advanced courses for students of mathematics and for engineering students Willingness and talent to teach at all university levels is a requirement The candidate is expected to develop an important research program in collaboration with professors of the Department of mathematics as well as with professors from some of the eleven other Departments of the EPFL. Applicants should have demonstrated their ability to carry out and to direct high level multidisciplinary research projects. Start date: as mutually convenient. Applications from women are particularly welcome. For further information, please write to : Presidence de l'Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, CE-Ecublens, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland ------------------------------ From: Graeme Fairweather Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 08:40:21 -0600 Subject: Positions at Colorado School of Mines The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Colorado School of Mines invites applications for three faculty positions: Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics Assistant Professor in Computer Science (artificial intelligence, scientific visualization or high performance computing) Associate/Full Professor in Computer Science (artificial intelligence, scientific visualization or high performance computing) For more information, see: http://www.mines.edu/Academic/macs Graeme Fairweather ------------------------------ From: David Benson Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 14:22:46 -0700 Subject: Postdoctoral Postion at University of California, San Diego Post Doctoral Position Available Division of Mechanical Engineering Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences University of California, San Diego The Solid Mechanics and Materials Research Group combines advanced analytical and computational modeling with experimental research in materials science. A current focus of the computational research is the extension of the methods in computational fluids to problems in solid mechanics that are dominated by large deformations, the generation of new free surfaces (e.g., fracture and void coalescence), and highly heterogeneous microstructures. Representative applications are shown at http://www-ames.ucsd.edu/RESEARCH/BENSON/benson.html. A post doctoral position in computational mechanics is available to conduct research in the following areas: 1. Implicit, multi-material finite element formulations for the simulation of manufacturing processes. 2. Inclusion of membrane and shell effects in an explicit, multi-material finite element formulation. 3. Fundamental issues in the transport of internal variables in physically-based material models. Applicants must have a strong background in computational mechanics (either fluids or solid), mechanics, and mathematics. Excellent programming skills (Fortran 77 required, Fortran 90 and C are pluses) and communication skills are required. In addition, a willingness to work on projects not directly related to previous thesis work is a necessity. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, and the start date is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send an up-to-date resume, including a publication list and the names of three references, to: David J. Benson Division of Mechanical Engineering Dept. of AMES 0411 University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093-0411 Phone: 619-534-5928 Fax: 619-534-7078 E-mail: dbenson@ucsd.edu WWW address:http://www-ames.ucsd.edu/RESEARCH/BENSON/benson.html UCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ------------------------------ From: Wei Cai Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 17:43:41 -0400 Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of North Carolina One Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Electromagnetics is available immediately. Candidates are expected to work on an ARPA funded research project on the development of computer aided electrical design tools for mixed digital/analog circuits packaging. Applicants should be highly self-motivated and have demonstrated excellence in research. The positions require strong experiences in some of the following areas: numerical techniques for solving differential and integral equations, especially in the area of computational electromagnetics; electrical analysis of electronic packaging; development of computer aided software tools. The positions is renewable up to three years. Annual stipend is about$25k to \$30k plus benefit. Applicants should send by fax or e-mail a detailed curriculum vitae, selected publications, and a list of three references to: Prof. Wei Cai, Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Position will remain open until filled. wei cai wcai@uncc.edu tel. 704-547-4581 fax. 704-510-6415 ------------------------------ From: SIAM Date: Mon, 09 Sep 96 09:01:52 EST Subject: Contents, SIAM Scientific Computing SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing NOVEMBER 1996, Volume 17, Number 6 CONTENTS Computing Hopf Bifurcations II: Three Examples from Neurophysiology John Guckenheimer and Mark Myers Evolution of Convex Plane Curves Describing Anisotropic Motions of Phase Interfaces Karol Mikula and Jozef Kacur Oscillation Absorption Finite Element Methods for Convection-Diffusion Problems W. Layton and B. Polman Quasi-Laguerre Iteration in Solving Symmetric Tridiagonal Eigenvalue Problems Qiang Du, Ming Jin, T.Y. Li, and Z. Zeng Preconditioned Iterative Methods for Unsteady Non-Newtonian Flow Between Eccentrically Rotating Cylinders D. Rh. Gwynllyw and T. N. Phillips A Hierarchical Domain Decomposition Preconditioner for h-p Finite Element Approximation on Locally Refined Meshes Mark Ainsworth Statistical Equilibrium Computations of Coherent Structures in Turbulent Shear Layers Bruce Turkington and Nathaniel Whitaker Space-Time Finite Element Methods for Surface Diffusion with Applications to the Theory of the Stability of Cylinders Bernard D. Coleman, Richard S. Falk, and Maher Moakher A Fast Multigrid Algorithm for Isotropic Transport Problems II: With Absorption T. Manteuffel, S. McCormick, J. Morel, and G. Yang Jacobian-Weighted Elliptic Grid Generation Patrick M. Knupp Composite Step Product Methods for Solving Nonsymmetric Linear Systems Tony F. Chan and Tedd Szeto Author Index ------------------------------ From: SIAM Date: Mon, 09 Sep 96 09:27:34 EST Subject: Contents, SIAM Applied Mathematics SIAM JOURNAL ON Applied Mathematics DECEMBER 1996 Volume 56, Number 6 A Front Dynamics Approach to Curvature-Dependent Flow D. W. Schwendeman The Conservation Law \partial_{y}u+\partial_{x}\sqrt{1-u^2}=0 and Deformations of Fibre-Reinforced Materials Rustum Choksi Band-Gap Structure of Spectra of Periodic Dielectric and Acoustic Media. II. Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals A. Figotin and P. Kuchment Stability of Cellular States of the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky Equation John N. Elgin and Xuesong Wu Numerical Solution of Transport Equations for Bacterial Chemotaxis: Effect of Discretization of Directional Motion Benjamin J. Brosilow, Roseanne M. Ford, Sten Sarman, and Peter T. Cummings The Effect of a Thin Coating on the Scattering of a Time-Harmonic Wave for the Helmholtz Equation A. Bendali and K. Lemrabet A General Fractal Distribution Function for Rough Surface Profiles Denis Blackmore and Jack G. Zhou The Melnikov Theory for Subharmonics and Their Bifurcations in Forced Oscillations Kazuyuki Yagasaki Asymptotic Series for Singularly Perturbed Kolmogorov-Fokker-Planck Equations R. Z. Khasminskii and G. Yin On Transition Densities of Singularly Perturbed Diffusions with Fast and Slow Components R. Z. Khasminskii and G. Yin ------------------------------ From: A. Magrijn Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 23:11:36 +-200 Subject: Contents, Math. of Control, Signals, and System Math. of Control, Signals, and System Contributed by Jan H. van Schuppen (J.H.van.Schuppen@cwi.nl) MCSS TABLE OF CONTENTS AND LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS Volume 8, Number 4 W. Respondek and M. Zhitomirskii, Feedback classification of nonlinear control systems on 3-manifolds, MCSS 8 (1995), 299-333 J.A. Ball, I. Gohberg, and M.A. Kaashoek, A frequency response function for linear, time-varying systems, MCSS 8 (1995), 334-351 A. Feintuch, The time-varying gap and coprime factor perturbations, MCSS 8 (1995), 352-374 J.M. Francos, B. Porat, and A.Z. Meiri, Orthogonal decomposition of 2D nonhomogeneous discrete random fields, MCSS 8 (1995), 375-389 E.K. Boukas and H. Yang, Stability of discrete time linear systems with Markovian jumping parameters, MCSS 8 (1995), 390-402 Volume 9, Number 1 L. Praly and Yuan Wang, Stabilization in spite of matched unmodelled dynamics and an equivalent definition of input-to-state stability, MCSS 9 (1996), 1-33 R. Sepulchre and D. Aeyels, Homogeneous Liapunov functions and necessary conditions for stability, MCSS 9 (1996), 34-58 H. Hermes, Resonance, stabilizing feedback controls, and regularity of viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations, MCSS 9 (1996), 59-72 Cheng-Zhong Xu, Exact Observability and exponential stability of infinite dimensional bilinear systems, MCSS 9 (1996), 73-93 PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION BUT NOT YET PUBLISHED IN MCSS A. Banaszuk, S. Swiech, and J. Hauser, Least squares integration of one-dimensional codistributions with application to approximate feedback linearization. J.P. Bardot, S. Monaco, and D. Normand-Cyrot, A sampled normal form for feedback linearization. G. Garcia and J. Bernussou, Pole assignment for uncertain systems in a specified disk by output feedback. A. Iggidr, B. Kataline, and R. Outbin, Semi-definite Lyapunov functions: Stability and stablization. H. Logemann, R. Rebarber, The effect of small time-delays on the closed-loop stability of boundary control systems. A. Margheri, Flow regularity and optimality conditions with control in Lp. W.J. Runggaldier and Y.M. Kabanov, On control of two-scale stochastic systems with linear dynamics in the fast variables. INFORMATION Information on MCSS including tables of contents is available at its home pages: - http://www.cwi.nl/cwi/departments/BS3/mcss.html - http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~sontag/mcss.html Papers must be submitted to: J.H. van Schuppen (Co-Editor MCSS) CWI P.O.Box 94079 1090 Gb Amsterdam The Netherlands ------------------------------ End of NA Digest ************************** -------