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From: Elaine Kant <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 14:40:15 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: New Book on Financial Engineering

Pricing Financial Instruments: The Finite Difference Method
by Domingo Tavella and Curt Randall
(Wiley Series in Financial Engineering)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Hardcover. 272 pages.
ISBN 0471197602


This book provides a comprehensive treatment of finite difference
methods for solving the partial differential equations (PDEs) of
computational finance. It gives a framework for applying such methods
to the pricing of financial derivatives, explaining how numerical
schemes work and how approximations affect the accuracy of solutions.
The book emphasizes practical implementation issues that can
dramatically affect the accuracy and efficiency of finite difference
modeling codes. Reviewers have praised the book for its comprehensive
and accessible treatment of the subject, and have highly recommended
it for both practitioners and academic asset-pricing specialists.
The book begins with a summary of stochastic pricing processes and
arbitrage pricing arguments, moves through the analysis of numerical
schemes and the implications of discretization, and ends with case
studies that are simple yet detailed enough to demonstrate the
capabilities of the methodology. Topics covered include pricing
equations and the relationship between European and American
derivatives, detailed analyses of different stability analysis
approaches, continuous and discrete sampling models for path dependent
options, multi-dimensional coordinate transformations, and numerical
examples of barrier options, Asian options, forward swaps and more.

About the Authors

Domingo Tavella is President of Octani Associates, a consulting
firm specializing in risk management and financial systems design.
Curt Randall is Vice President - Applications at SciComp Inc.,
a software synthesis company that provides pricing technology for
the financial services industry.

Ordering Information

Pricing Financial Instruments can be ordered online at or The book can also be purchased directly from John Wiley
& Sons, Inc.


From: David F Griffiths <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 08:14:23 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Dundee Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis


26th - 29th June 2001

We are pleased to announce the invited speakers for the forthcoming
Dundee conference.

The special invited lecture in honour of A. R. Mitchell will be
presented by

Professor Arieh Iserles
University of Cambridge

The other Principal Speakers will include

Zhaojun Bai, University of California, USA
Susanne C Brenner, University of South Carolina, USA
Howard C Elman, University of Maryland, USA
Anders Forsgren, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
David Gottlieb, Brown University, USA
Nick I M Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Wolfgang Hackbusch, Max-Planck-Institut Leipzig, Germany
Rainer Kress, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen, Germany
Ben Leimkuhler, University of Leicester, UK
Alfio Quarteroni, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Andrew M Stuart, University of Warwick, UK
Lloyd N Trefethen, University of Oxford, UK
Steve J Wright, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

The speaker at the conference dinner will be Professor Chus Sanz-Serna,
University of Valladolid, Spain.

Further details will be posted, as they become available, at the web site

Participants at recent Dundee conferences will automatically be sent
details by email in due course. Others requiring this information
should contact the organisers by email, through the web site or by
writing to

Dr D F Griffiths
Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis
Department of Mathematics
The University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK

Tel: +44 (1382) 344467 e-mail:
FAX: +44 (1382) 345516 or:


From: Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 18:41:16 +0100
Subject: Computational Methods in Decision-Making & Finance

Computational Methods in Decision-Making & Finance (CMDMF)
16th of August 2000, Neuchatel, Switzerland

This meeting will emphasize both practical and theoretical,
state-of-the-art applications of computational technology to solve
financial and decision-making problems.

Authors wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract
(maximum two pages), by e-mail to:

Erricos John Kontoghiorghes
Institut d'informatique,
Universite de Neuchatel,
Emile-Argand 11,
CH-2007 Neuchatel,

Fax: +41 32 718 27 01
Tel: +41 32 718 27 38


- Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 3, 2000
- Notification of acceptance: July 17, 2000
- Registration deadline: August 1, 2000

Peer review papers will be published in a volume of the Applied
Optimization book series (Kluwer).


From: Hamid Arabnia <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 13:25:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: MultiConference in Las Vegas

The 2000 International MultiConference
PDPTA'00 + CISST'00 + IC-AI'00 + CIC'00 + IC'00 + METMBS'00
Conferences location and dates:
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 26-29, 2000

Dear Colleagues:

I am happy to be able to report that we are now able to
accept about 200 more conference registrations. Based on
our original contract with Monte Carlo Resort (& Fire
Dept., ...) we could have only accepted 1000 participants -
but now we can accept registrations upto a maximum of
1200. New registrants are responsible to find hotel rooms
in Las Vegas (by themselves.) If you would like to
register for any of the conferences listed below (all held
simultaneously - same location and dates), you would need
to email me your completed registration form as soon as
possible. Attendees will have full access to all six conferences
(there will also be a number of international workshops held
as part of PDPTA and other conferences.) The conference
Program/Schedule for each conference will soon be available
at the corresponding conference URLs (see below). Registration
forms can be obtained from the URLs listed below.

Any help in distributing this announcement would be
most appreciated.

The six conferences are:

1. The 2000 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
(PDPTA'2000: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 26-29, 2000)

2. The 2000 International Conference on Imaging Science,
Systems, and Technology
(CISST'2000: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 26-29, 2000)

3. The 2000 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(IC-AI'2000: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 26-29, 2000)

4. The 2000 International Conference on Mathematics and
Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences
(METMBS'2000: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 26-29, 2000)

5. International Conference on Internet Computing 2000
(IC'2000: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 26-29, 2000)

6. International Conference on Communications in Computing
(CIC'2000: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 26-29, 2000)


From: Hershkowitz Daniel <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 16:24:07 +0300 (IDT)
Subject: International Linear Algebra Conference

International Linear Algebra Conference
June 25-29, 2001
Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

We are happy to announce the International Linear Algebra Conference, to
be held at the Technion, Haifa, Israel, on June 25-29, 2001. The
conference will be held under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced
Studies in Mathematics at the Technion and the International Linear
Algebra Society.

This is the 9th conference organized by ILAS since 1989. It is also the
12th conference in a sequence of matrix theory meetings organized by the
Technion since 1984.

The organizing committee of the conference consists of Moshe Goldberg
(co-chair), Daniel Hershkowitz (co-chair), Raphael Loewy (co-chair),
Abraham Berman, Richard A. Brualdi, Ludwig Elsner, Leonid Lerer, Uriel G.
Rothblum and Abraham Zaks.

Further details can be obtained by e-mail from Danny Hershkowitz at


From: Lynette Mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 13:04:47 +1200
Subject: Conference on Complex Systems

The deadline for paper submission to Complex Systems 2000 has been
extended to 21 June 2000. We may consider further extensions on a case by
case basis but please communicate your intention.

The Fifth International Conference on Complex Systems will be held on
19-22 November 2000 at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand. Theme:
Applied Complexity - From Neural Nets to Agricultural Soils, and all that
lies in between. We are expecting a range of speakers from around the
world. See invited speakers below.

For registration, paper submission and detailed information, please visit:

"Applied Complexity" is the fifth of a series of conferences on Complex
Systems in Australasia and the first in New Zealand expanding the
international tradition of these conferences.

This conference will bring together the abstract with the realistic and
show advances in complex system theory and modeling which have been
applied to real world situations. It is an ideal forum to establish, and
strengthen communications between fields which share the common challenge
of complexity.

Areas of interest: mathematics, computing, modelling, physics, chemistry,
chaos, information theory, artificial intelligence, self-organizing
systems, climatology, agriculture, biology, psychology, neural sciences,
information sciences, social sciences, anthropology, ethnobiology,
economics, modeling, conservation, and management to cite only a few at a
broad level. Papers presented must deal explicitly with issues that
suggest the extraction of broad rules of behaviour applicable across a
variety of complex systems.

Invited speakers

John Casti,
Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA
"The Science and Surprise of Artificial Worlds"

David Green,
School of Environmental & Information Sciences, Charles Sturt University,
"Towards a theory of everything? Grand challenges in complexity and

Chris Lucas,
CALResCo Group, Complexity & Artificial Life Research Concept for
Self-Organizing Systems, Manchester, UK
"Value Metascience and Synergistic Choice"

Rene Lefever,
Centre for Non-Linear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Universite Libre
de Bruxelles, Belgium
"A Mean Field Theory of the Spatio-Temporal Organization of Plant

Angelo Mingarelli,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada
"Theory, Dynamics, and Applications of Fuzzy Cellular Automata"

Peter Wills,
Department of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Title to be supplied


From: Ros Hawkins <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 14:36:36 +0100
Subject: Meeting on Algorithms for Approximation

The IVth International Meeting on
Algorithms for Approximation
at the University of Huddersfield, UK
16th-20th July, 2001

We are delighted to make the first announcement of the fourth in our
series of meetings on Algorithms for Approximations (A4A4) at the
University of Huddersfield. The venue will be the award-winning
Canalside West building.

The aim of A4A4 is to provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas
about current research on the approximation of functions and data,
including the design and analysis of algorithms and the application of
approximation theory and methods to practical problem areas.

Keynote speakers include:

M Buhmann, (Giessen, Germany)
M G Cox, (NPL, UK)
K Driver, (Witwatersrand, SA)
M Floater, (SINTEF, Norway)
T Goodman, (Dundee, UK)
W Light, (Leicester, UK)
C A Micchelli, (Albany & IBM, USA)
Lars Nielsen (DIFM, Lyngby)
G Plonka, (Duisburg, Germany)
T Poggio, (MIT, USA)
L L Schumaker, (Vanderbilt, USA)
G A Watson, (Dundee, UK)

A4A4 aims to provide opportunities for as many and varied contributions
from participants as possible, and it is anticipated that about 50
contributed papers will be presented. It is planned that the proceedings
of A4A4 will be published as a special volume of the journal Numerical
Algorithms. All contributed papers will be considered for inclusion,
a 1-2 page abstract should be submitted by 31 December 2000.

Please see our website at for more
information, including details on how to register and submit abstracts.
Our symposium email address is Alternatively,
a booking form will be sent to you on request to:

A4A4 Secretariat
School of Computing and Mathematics
University of Huddersfield


From: S. Sundar <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 01:15:19 +0530
Subject: Conference in India on Advances in Mathematical Sciences

Call for Papers
International Conference On
Symposium On

to be held during December 20-22, 2000 at
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, INDIA.

To Celebrate the World Mathematical Year 2000 and on the
eve of the Golden Jubliee Celebration of IIT-Kharagpur, the
Department of Mathematics is organizing these two events.
It is aimed at bringing together academicians and researchers
working in various disciplines of Mathematical Sciences to
share knowledge and exchange views. It also aims at presenting
and discussing recent researches, development activities and
future directions in the field of Mathematical Sciences.

There will be a number of Key Note Addresses, Plenary Lectures
by eminent scientists from different parts of the world and a
large number of original Scientific Presentations.

Papers for the Scientific Presentation will be reviewed and
published in the Proceedings of the Conference.

The conference will address current research in all aspects
of Mathematical Sciences. Topics include, broadly:

* Pure Mathematics * Applied Mathematics * Statistics
* Computing Sciences and Information Technology
* Mathematical Physics * Operations Research
* Applications to Engineering, Biological and Medical Sciences

Intending participants are invited to submit the abstract, not
exceeding 300 words (preferably without figures and equations),
indicating clearly the objectives and conclusions of the work.
Instructions for prepartion of camera-ready full length papers
will be sent to the authors along with the notification of the
acceptance of abstract.

Submission of Abstract: JULY 15, 2000
Receipt of Camera-ready full Papers: SEPTEMBER 30, 2000

Delegates from SAARC Countries Rs.2500/-
Delegates from Other Countries US$400

Crossed Demand Draft payable at STATE BANK OF INDIA, KHARAGPUR 0202
and drawn in favour of ICRAMS2000.

Professor J.C.Misra
Head, Department of Mathematics
Co-Chairman, ICRAMS2000
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur 721 302, INDIA.

You can also visit us at: http:\\\icrams


From: Dieter Kraft <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 21:16:43 +0000
Subject: Graduate Program in Computational Engineering at Munich University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Munich University of
Applied Sciences starts in October 2000 an
"International Graduate Program - Mechanical Engineering".

This 3 semester postgraduate course focusses on computational engineering
in the field of dynamics and control, elasticity and fracture mechanics,
thermo-fluid mechanics and mechatronics. Intensive project cooperation
will be performed together with Bavarian industry. Course language is
English. One semester will be studied abroad at one of several partner

More information at
or from


From: M. Ganesh <ganesh@maths.unsw.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:51:00 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of New South Wales

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (2 positions)

The University of New South Wales is Australia's leading technological
university. The School of Mathematics at UNSW is comprised of the Department
of Applied Mathematics, the Department of Pure Mathematics, and the
Department of Statistics. It has an outstanding record in attracting
external research support and operates an extensive visitors program for
research collaboration. The School of Mathematics has a commitment to
excellence in the service teaching it provides to over 4000 students
from a range of Faculties. Staff of the Department of Applied Mathematics
provide a major part of such teaching, and are also responsible for the
provision of specialist teaching in Applied Mathematics at all
undergraduate levels (including honours). There is a vigorous graduate
program. The School has state-of-the-art computing facilities,
both in-house and through strong links to regional and national
high-performance computing facilities.

The research groupings within the Department of Applied Mathematics, with
their senior personnel, are as follows:

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Professors M. Banner, L. Leslie and J. Middleton)
Nonlinear Phenomena (Professor C. Rogers)
Computational Mathematics (Professor I.H. Sloan)
Optimisation and Optimal Control (A/Professors L. Qi and V. Jeyakumar)

One of the appointments will be in the area of Atmospheric Sciences within
the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group. The second appointment will be
associated with one or more of the other research groups.

Essential criteria: research doctorate in Mathematics; proven research
achievement at the international level; established publication record in
internationally refereed journals; an innovative research program; proven
ability and experience in teaching both service and specialist Mathematics
courses; excellent oral and written communication skills and an
understanding of equity and diversity principles.

Desirable criteria: success in attracting external research funding.

The salary range for Lecturer is A$51,150 - A$60,742 per year and for
Senior Lecturer is A$62,658 - A$72,250 per year depending on qualifications
and experience. While it is anticipated that both appointments will be at
Lecturer level, appointment at the Senior Lecturer level will be considered
for exceptionally well-qualified candidates. Both positions are available
from 1 January 2001; an earlier starting date can be negotiated.

Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition
of employment.

For further information contact either Professor Garth Gaudry, Head of
School on telephone (02) 9385 7056 or email:,
or Professor Colin Rogers, Head of Department of Applied Mathematics on
telephone (612) 9385 7039 or email: For further
information about the Department consult the website:

Applications close 4 August 2000.


From: Chris Johnson <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 09:59:56 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Research Position at University of Utah

Computer Professional - Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or
a related discipline is required. Experience in solving large-scale PDE's
computationally (finite elements, boundary elements, multigrid, etc...) is
highly desirable. A substantial amount of experience solving inverse
problems is also desirable. Experience with inverse problems as they
relate to bioelectric fields is a major plus. Extensive experience
programming in C/C++ and Matlab is preferred. The ability to communicate
effectively is also required in this position. Candidates with a solid
record of peer-reviewed publications will be given first consideration.

This position is with the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. The
SCI Institute is a 40-person scientific computing, imaging, and
visualization group within the Department of Computer Science, located in
Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, we are a NIH Biomedical Technology
Research Center. The successful candidate will be a member of the NIH
Center and will be primarily involved in research with other scientists in
the group with the goal of solving inverse problems in electrocardiology
and electroencephalography. Incumbent will work with other members of the
software design team to incorporate his/her work into the BioPSE software.
This position will report directly to the research manager.

The SCI Institute facilities include: an SGI Origin 2000 Reality Monster
(96 processors), as part of the SGI-Utah Visual Supercomputing Center; an
SGI Power Onyx (14 processors); an SGI Origin 200 (2 processors); an SGI
Challenge DM Server (2 processors); and numerous individual Unix and
Windows graphics workstations.

Job posting number SP-006158

Applicants interested in this position must submit a University of Utah
Application for Employment (Available on our Web Site at Please also submit a cover letter with curriculum
vitae, copies of relevant publications, a brief statement of research
interests, and contact information for three references.


From: Chris Fuller <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 10:40:35 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Subject: Director Position at University of Maryland

The Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling
(CSCAMM), University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications
for the position of Director. The CSCAMM is a newly formed
interdisciplinary center which brings together scientists and
engineers doing cutting edge science with mathematicians and
computer scientists to promote the use of advanced computation
to address real world problems. The Director will have responsibility
for the selection of the scientific foci of the Center, the hiring
of faculty and the administration of a graduate program in Scientific
Computation and Applied Mathematics. Candidates for this position
must have an established international reputation in applying
computation to one of the scientific disciplines or in the development
of algorithms which facilitate such computation. The campus is
already pre-eminent in computation in selected scientific disciplines.
Candidates are expected to build on this expertise through new
faculty appointments and innovative leadership to establish the
campus as a nationally recognized leader in scientific computation.
The appointment will be made at the Full Professor level. To apply,
send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and a list of
suggested names and addresses for letters of recommendation to:

Director, Center for Scientific Computation Search Committee
c/o Chris Fuller
3400 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

For more information, please contact Dr. James F. Drake,
Professor and Interim Director of the CSCAMM at (301) 405-1471

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled.


From: Verdune Biles <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 13:52:52 +1000
Subject: Faculty Position at Australian National Univeristy

The School of Mathematical Sciences at The ANU, Canberra, Australia, is
advertising one position of Professor (Level E) or Senior Fellow (Level D)
or Fellow (Level C) in Advanced Computation Modelling in the Centre for
Mathematics and its Applications. Ref: 14.6.1. Details of the position can
be found on our web site at or by
contacting -


From: Jane Cullum <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 15:38:51 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Research Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Position: Technical STAFF MEMBER - Computer Science
Organization: Computer Research and Applications
Computer and Computational Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Los Alamos National Laboratory, located in the beautiful mountains
of northern New Mexico, is a multi-disciplinary, multi-program
laboratory employing over 6,000 technical professionals conducting
basic and applied research with the overall mission to reduce
global nuclear danger.

Summary: Work with a team of numerical analysts, computer
scientists, and computational physicists to research, develop,
and implement efficient and robust parallel solver algorithms
for large-scale (up to multi-billion variables) modeling and
simulation applications on advanced parallel computers with
thousands of processors. Focus on parallel solver algorithms
which scale algorithmically with problem size for simulations
with complex physics and geometries. Interact with applications
code teams to improve the robustness and efficiency of solver
algorithms and codes. Be actively involved with the Lab's
Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI). Write
fundable research proposals and work with university and
Laboratory colleagues.

Required Skills:

Expertise and experience in iterative solver techniques such
as QMR and conjugate gradient methods, in preconditioning
techniques such as incomplete LU, in domain decomposition
methods, in geometric and/or algebraic multigrid and
multilevel methods, and in graph/problem partitioning.
Research experience developing innovative algorithms for and
programming them on advanced parallel computers.

Experience developing state-of-the-art research or
production computer codes for scientific applications.
Experience with programming and software development on
parallel computers using message passing and Fortran 90 or C++.
Experience writing successful research proposals.
Experience working effectively on a team.
Effective verbal and writing skills as demonstrated by
publications and oral presentation record.
The ability to obtain a Q clearance which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Desired Skills:

Experience with optimizing codes for modern computer architectures.
Experience developing parallel modeling and simulation application codes.
Experience developing new parallel solver algorithms is highly desirable.
Experience originating, preparing, and defending algorithmic
research proposals is highly desirable.
Experience effectively interacting with graduate students,
postdocs and technical support staff.
Q clearance.

Education: Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computer science,
computational aerospace or mechanical engineering, or related technical field.

To Apply: Please go to and click on the HR
hyperlink and then follow the links, FindaJob , Professional, and
How to Apply for a Job, and then follow the instructions
listed there. This is Job Number: 005824. This number must
be included in all e-mail or hardcopy communications with
the LANL Human Resources (HR) office.


From: Jane Cullum <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 11:33:25 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Position in Parallel Multilevel Algorithms and
Iterative Methods - PD005822

The Solvers Team in the Computer Research and Applications Group in
the new Computers and Computational Sciences Division at Los Alamos
National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking highly motivated Ph.D.
candidates with experience in any or all of the following categories:

* Iterative Linear and Nonlinear Equation Solvers
* Multi-Level Methods
* Partitioning and Graph Theory Algorithms
* Parallel Algorithms

In addition, experience with Fortran 90, C++, and MPI on parallel
machines such as the Cray T3E, IBM SP-2+, SGI/Cray Origin 2000 or
workstation clusters, and experience with preconditioners and iterative
solver methods such as preconditioned QMR, GMRES, CG, and multi-level
methods are desirable. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

Candidates MUST be able to meet the U.S. DOE security requirements
which control access to the advanced parallel computing facilities at

Los Alamos National Laboratory, located in the beautiful mountains of
northern New Mexico, is a multi-disciplinary, multi-program laboratory
employing over 6,000 technical professionals conducting basic and
applied research with the overall mission to reduce global nuclear danger.

A Ph.D. completed within the last three years or soon to be completed is
required. Candidates may compete for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding
candidates may be considered for the prestigious J. Robert Oppenheimer,
Richard P. Feynman or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Further details about
the Postdoctoral Program may be found at:
For consideration, please submit a resume which also includes lists of
publications and oral presentations and the names of 3 or more references,
along with a cover letter, and a 1 page research proposal describing your
research plans. This proposal MUST follow the outline provided at to
(no attachments, please!).


Postdoc Program Office, PD005822
MS P290
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545

DEADLINES: All application material must be received by July 21, 2000.
Duplicates of all material submitted should be sent to Jane Cullum at
LANL along with COPIES of OFFICIAL undergraduate and graduate

Advertisement #PD005822 must be referenced in the e-mail Subject line
(or the address) and in the cover letter.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities
needing reasonable accommodation should call (505) 667-8622. A Teletype
Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available by calling (505) 665-5357. Los Alamos
National Laboratory is operated by the University of California for the US
Department of Energy.


From: Ian Sloan <sloan@maths.unsw.EDU.AU>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 12:39:12 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of New South Wales

If I find the right person, I could fund a one year position at the
University of New South Wales, in the Olympic City Sydney, on a project
"Numerical integration and approximation in many dimensions", available
immediately, or as soon as temporary residence could be obtained. The
funds come from the tail end of an Australian Research Council grant.

It is possible that funds to support an extension for a further three
years may emerge later in 2,000, but the rules of the game are that the
new position would have to be advertised, thus no guarantee can be given
that the position would go to the 1-year appointee. (In contrast, the
1-year position can be filled by nomination, if the qualifications are

Essential criteria are a PhD and experience in one of numerical
integration in high dimensions, multidimensional approximation theory (eg
radial basis functions), information-based complexity, or Monte Carlo or
quasi-Monte Carlo methods in mathematical finance. (The experience would
have to fit: in a one year position it is particularly essential to be
able to get up to speed quickly.)

The salary is expected to be up to $Australian 48,591 for an experienced
person, or $45,268 for a new PhD. A return airfare and modest relocation
expenses could also be available.

The position could suit an established person who is able to take leave at
short notice (and who would put up with the mediocre salary), or a person
without a current position.

Let me know if you might be interested, or know someone else who might be

Ian H Sloan
University of New South Wales
fax: +61 2 9385 7123


From: K. Steiner <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 10:31:58 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Position at ITWM, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Die Abteilung Stroemung in komplexen Strukturen des ITWM sucht ab sofort
vorrangig promovierte wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen fuer die Bereiche
Poroese Medien und Fuellprozesse mit entsprechenden Kenntnissen
in der Numerik partieller Differntialgleichungen. Erfahrungen mit
Finite-Volumen-Methoden oder Lattice-Boltzmann-Verfahren sind wuenschenswert.
Gute Programmierkenntnisse vorzugsweise in C/C++ werden erwartet.
Erfahrungen im Bereich der Modellierung technischer Prozesse sind von Vorteil.

Das ITWM versteht Mathematik als zentrale Schluesseltechnologie und bietet
eine abwechselungsreiche Taetigkeit in einem Team von Mathematikern,
Physikern, Ingenieuren und Informatikern. Die Stellen sind zunaechst
befristet. Die Aussicht auf eine Umwandlung in eine Dauerstelle besteht.
Anstellung, Verguetung und Sozialleistungen erfolgt in Anlehnung an BAT.

Bewerbungen richten Sie bitte bis spaetestens 20.06.2000 an:
Institut fuer Techno- Und Wirtschaftsmathematik e.V.
Dr. Konrad Steiner
67663 Kaiserslautern

Information finden Sie unter:


From: Baltzer Science Publisher <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 11:05:33 +0200
Subject: Contents, Advances in Computational Mathematics

Advances in Computational Mathematics 13 (2000) 2

Sven Ehrich
On the estimation of wavelet coefficients 105-129

Di-Rong Chen, Bin Han and Sherman D. Riemenschneider
Construction of multivariate biorthogonal wavelets with arbitrary vanishing
moments 131-165

Lutz Angermann
Error analysis of upwind-discretizations for the steady-state
incompressible Navier--Stokes equations 167-198


From: Elsevier Science <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 15:35:16 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Contents, Computer Physics Communications

Journal: Computer Physics Communications
ISSN : 0010-4655
Volume : 128
Issue : 3
Date : Jun-2000

pp 531-549
ON-SHELL2: FORM based package for the calculation of two-loop
self-energy single scale Feynman diagrams occurring in the Standard
J. Fleischer, M.Y. Kalmykov

pp 550-557
The GROMOS96 benchmarks for molecular simulation
A.M.J.J. Bonvin, A.E. Mark, W.F. van Gunsteren

pp 558-564
Vector finite element modeling of optical tweezers
D.A. White

pp 565-589
M.DynaMix - a scalable portable parallel MD simulation package for
arbitrary molecular mixtures
A.P. Lyubartsev, A. Laaksonen

pp 590-621
A program for calculating photonic band structures, Green's functions
and transmission/reflection coefficients using a non-orthogonal FDTD
A.J. Ward, J.B. Pendry

pp 622-634
Construction of potential curves for diatomic molecular states by the
IPA method
A. Pashov, W. Jastrzebski, P. Kowalczyk

pp 635-636
The MCHF atomic-structure package
C.F. Fischer

pp 637-638
C++ Toolkit for Engineers and Scientists, by J.T. Smith.
Springer-Verlag, 2nd edition, 1999. Approx. 410 pp. with disk.
Softcover DM 98,-; OS 716,-; sFr 89,50; FF 370,-; @$ 37,50; US$
49,95; ISBN 0-387-98797-5; originally published by International
Thompson Computer Press (ITP), 1997.
D. Maley

Journal: Computer Physics Communications
ISSN : 0010-4655
Volume : 127
Issue : 2-3
Date : 10-May-2000

pp 175-176
Foreword to articles on ''From information to knowledge using astronomical
F. Murtagh, D. Egret

pp 177-187
Integrated access to distributed data and information services in
astrophysics and the space sciences
R.J. Hanisch

pp 188-197
The hierarchical organization of information in astronomy or ''How to
organize things to find them without much effort''
P.F. Ortiz

pp 198-206
Information discovery from semi-structured sources - Application to
astronomical literature
T. Dkaki, B. Dousset, D. Egret, J. Mothe

pp 207-214
Component based distributed systems - CORBA and EJB in context
T.F. Lunney, A.J. McCaughey

pp 215-227
Clustering of XML documents
D. Guillaume, F. Murtagh

pp 229-241
Some methods of neutron scattering data analysis
E.I. Litvinenko, E.P. Zhidkov

pp 242-260
The Metropolis algorithm for on-shell four-momentum phase space
H. Kharraziha, S. Moretti

pp 261-267
Model and simulation of quenching effects on the shape of a tritium @b^- in
a liquid scintillation counting
B. Ravat, H. Chapelotte, M. Grivet, A. Chambaudet

pp 268-270
A brief comparison between two programs that compute the static conductance
of a disordered two-dimensional tight-binding system
J.A. Verges

pp 271-285
Explicit electromagnetic algorithm for 2D using a multi-fluid model in
laser-produced plasmas
S. Garca, F. Fuentes, C. Paz

pp 286-289
Rao coefficients for the solution of convolution integral equations
S.O. Kastner

pp 290-308
Solution of the time-dependent Schrodinger equation for highly symmetric
B. Schmidt, P. Zdanska

pp 309-326
Automation of the lifting factorisation of wavelet transforms
M. Maslen, P. Abbott

pp 327-342
Green's function calculation of Ballistic Electron Emission Microscopy
currents (BEEM v2.1)
K. Reuter, P.L. de Andres, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, D. Sestovic, F. Flores, K.

pp 343-355
auto_deriv: Tool for automatic differentiation of a fortran code
S. Stamatiadis, R. Prosmiti, S.C. Farantos


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