- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Top Ten Algorithms
- Cornell Multitask Toolbox for MATLAB
- Distributed Matrix Transpose
- Quadratic Spline Approximation
- Seeking Searchable Databases of Mathematics
- Traian Iliescu is the 2000 Wilkinson Fellow
- New Book, A Multigrid Tutorial
- Proceedings of the First Southern Conference on Computing
- Change of Address of Saeid Abbasbandy
- Simulations that Respond to Web Queries
- Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation
- Conference on Curves and Surfaces
- The WSES Group of Mathematics Conferences
- SIAM Parallel Processing Conference
- Conference in Bulgaria on Large-scale Scientific Computations
- Conference on Parallel Computing For Science & Technology
- Computational Methods in Decision-Making and Finance
- Colloquium Honoring Roswitha Maerz
- Faculty Position at University of Brussels
- Research Position at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- Research Position at University of Coimbra
- Applied Mathematics Positions at The Boeing Company
- Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yonsei University, Korea
- Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html

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From: Gene H Golub <golub@Stanford.edu>

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:03:57 -0700

**Subject: Top Ten Algorithms**

Many of you have probably seen the highly distributed list of 'Top Ten

Algorithms', from the January-February issue of IEEE/AIP Computing in

Science and Engineering. Jack Dongarra and Francis Sullivan were the

guest editors for that issue. It's an interesting choice and reflects

the personal view of two well known computational scientists. I'd like

to open up a discussion to our community and hear of their choice of

the top ten numerical algorithms. For instance, I believe multi-grid

should be placed on this list as well as the finite element method and SOR.

So if you have the time send me a list of your top 10 (or five or twenty)

algorithms. A few comments might be useful. I'll get a report back to you

in a few months.

Best,

Gene

1. 1946: The Metropolis Algorithm for Monte Carlo. Through the use of

random processes, this algorithm offers an efficient way to stumble

toward answers to problems that are too complicated to solve exactly.

2. 1947: Simplex Method for Linear Programming. An elegant solution to

a common problem in planning and decision-making.

3. 1950: Krylov Subspace Iteration Method. A technique for rapidly

solving the linear equations that abound in scientific computation.

4. 1951: The Decompositional Approach to Matrix Computations. A suite

of techniques for numerical linear algebra.

5. 1957: The Fortran Optimizing Compiler. Turns high-level code into

efficient computer-readable code.

6. 1959: QR Algorithm for Computing Eigenvalues. Another crucial

matrix operation made swift and practical.

7. 1962: Quicksort Algorithms for Sorting. For the efficient handling

of large databases.

8. 1965: Fast Fourier Transform. Perhaps the most ubiquitous algorithm

in use today, it breaks down waveforms (like sound) into periodic

components.

9. 1977: Integer Relation Detection. A fast method for spotting simple

equations satisfied by collections of seemingly unrelated numbers.

10. 1987: Fast Multipole Method. A breakthrough in dealing with the

complexity of n-body calculations, applied in problems ranging from

celestial mechanics to protein folding.

------------------------------

From: Thomas Coleman <coleman@tc.cornell.edu>

Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 08:42:53 -0400

**Subject: Cornell Multitask Toolbox for MATLAB**

The Cornell Theory Center has developed a tool for easy coarse-grained

parallel computing under MATLAB in a NT-cluster environment. A free beta

version is available for downloading. For more information see

http://www.tc.cornell.edu/er/media/2000/cmtm.html

Tom Coleman

Director, Cornell Theory Center

------------------------------

From: Christophe Koudella <C.R.Koudella@damtp.cam.ac.uk>

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 12:40:32 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Distributed Matrix Transpose**

Dear NA-Digesters,

I have been looking for some time now for a good review of distributed

matrix (in-place) transpose software and algorithms.

I am running a few spectral CFD models on distributed memory architectures

within the message passing paradigm.

So far I have used mostly a scheme like that offered by the MPI_ALLTOALL

primitive and I have developed variants of this.

However, in order to be able to push my model resolution to 1024^3 and

hopefully more, I desperately need to reduce the scratch space needed

for the transpose.

I would therefore want to do an in-place or almost in-place transpose.

Can you help me with pointers to software and algorithms allowing me to

control precisely the scratch space needed?

Thank You,

Christophe Koudella

------------------------------

From: George Okecha <geokecha@mail.unam.na>

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 11:27:50 +0100

**Subject: Quadratic Spline Approximation**

Out of interest, I have been trying to use a quadratic spline function

to solve a certain singular integral equation (we are familiar with the

cubic spline, which is more efficient).

In this case, one would need to solve the recurrence relation,

Z_i+1 = -Z_i + 2(f_i+1- f_i)/h_i , where Z_i = S'_i(x_i)

How do you get the starting value Z_0 ? Some texts suggest arbitrary

value for Z_0. This does not help. Specifying the spline piece in the

interval and substituing x= x_0 does not help either. Any suggestions?

Thank you.

------------------------------

From: Mohsen Maesumi <maesumi@math.lamar.edu>

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 19:58:31 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Seeking Searchable Databases of Mathematics**

Dear Colleagues:

I am in the process of creating (yet another) list of

links to searchable and freely available mathematical

software and related information. In order to achieve

a broad representation I would like to enlist your help.

I will compile the list and make it available.

The created list will have several user-friendly

features to make it especially useful.

Please send me your contributions as

a URL containing relevant links or as a list of URL's.

Our current targets are the sites that are searchable (by

their own search engines) or are major organizational sites

or have a significant coverage of a field of specialization.

In order to avoid heavy duplication in e-mails let me

request that the following well-known sites to be

excluded from your list:

Netlib (ornl, bell-labs, na-digest), GAMS, hotGAMs,

University of Minnesota geometry center,

Wavelet.org, Combinatorics.net,

NIST, NEOS, ZIB, GAP,

PSC, NHSE, Softlib,

Statlib, Statcodes,

SIAM, AMS, Mathscinet,

Mathforum, COAP,

Maple, Matlab, Mathcad, Mathworks, Mathematica, Mathtools.

However, if in doubt, please send your pointer(s).

Maesumi

maesumi@math.lamar.edu

------------------------------

From: Jorge More' <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:33:44 -0500

**Subject: Traian Iliescu is the 2000 Wilkinson Fellow**

Traian Iliescu of the University of Pittsburgh has been named the 2000

Wilkinson Fellow in Scientific Computing. He will join the Mathematics and

Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory in August 2000.

In announcing the award, the selection committee cited Iliescu's fundamental

contributions to the simulation of turbulent flows. Understanding such

flows is central to many applications such as pollution estimation, global

climate change calculations, and combustion.

Iliescu received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University

of Pittsburgh in July 2000. For his thesis, he carried out a rigorous

mathematical investigation of large eddy simulation. He proved, in

particular, that the equations describing large eddy motion are well posed.

Iliescu won the SIAM student paper prize for the best graduate student

research in applied mathematics and has published in the Journal for

Numerical Methods in Engineering, the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis,

and Applied Mathematics Letters. Two other articles are scheduled to appear.

Iliescu has also collaborated on an industrial project modeling aluminum

reduction, an energy-intensive process consuming over 10 percent of the

annual U.S. electrical output. For this project he developed a parallel

linear solver that enabled scientists for the first time to accurately

examine thermo-electrical effects in three dimensions.

Iliescu will join the faculty of the Applied Mathematics department at

Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) after

his appointment at Argonne.

The Wilkinson Fellowship was created by Argonne's Mathematics and Computer

Science Division in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson, F.R.S., who for

many years acted as a consultant and guiding spirit for such efforts as the

EISPACK and LINPACK projects. The fellowship is intended to assist a young

scientist engaged in state-of-the-art research in scientific computing.

------------------------------

From: Steve McCormick <stevem@colorado.edu>

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 18:26:57 -0600

**Subject: New Book, A Multigrid Tutorial**

A Multigrid Tutorial

Second Edition

William L. Briggs, Van Emden Henson, Steve F. McCormick

The book updates the five chapters of Briggs's original "A Multigrid

Tutorial" and includes new material in five additional chapters.

Contents

Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Chapter

1: Model Problems; Chapter 2: Basic Iterative Methods; Chapter 3:

Elements of Multigrid; Chapter 4: Implementation; Chapter 5: Some

Theory; Chapter 6: Nonlinear Problems; Chapter 7: Selected

Applications; Chapter 8: Algebraic Multigrid (AMG); Chapter 9:

Multilevel Adaptive Methods; Chapter 10: Finite Elements;

Bibliography; Index.

July 2000 / xii + 193 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-462-1

List Price $39.00 / SIAM Member Price $27.30 / Order Code OT72

For more information, contact siam@siam.org or visit their website

at http://www.siam.org.

------------------------------

From: Marcin Paprzycki <marcin@orca.st.usm.edu>

Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 14:20:30 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Proceedings of the First Southern Conference on Computing**

Proceedings of the First Southern Conference on Computing

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, December, 1998

edited by: M. Paprzycki and J. Kolibal

ISBN 0-9677774-0-2

have been posted at:

http://pax.st.usm.edu/cmi/fscc98_html/authorfscc.html

the information about obtaining a CD containing all papers is available at:

http://pax.st.usm.edu/cmi/fscc98.html

Information about the Second Conference on Computing to be held in

Hattiesburg, October 26-28, 2000 can be found at:

http://scc.conferences.usm.edu/

Regards,

Marcin Paprzycki phone: 601-266-6639

Department of Computer Science and Statistics or: 601-266-4949

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5106, USA FAX: 601-266-6452

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From: Saeid Abbasbandy <sabandy@pnu.ac.ir>

Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 08:29:49 +0430

**Subject: Change of Address of Saeid Abbasbandy**

Dear Colleague,

My new Address is:

Dr. Saeid Abbasbandy

Dept. of Mathematics,

Imam Khomeini International University,

P.O.Box 288,

Qazvin,

IRAN.

email: sabandy@pnu.ac.ir

Phone: 0098-911-2305326

fax: 0098-21-2441511

Abbasbandy

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From: Dimitrios Rovas <rovas@MIT.EDU>

Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 12:58:26 -0400

**Subject: Simulations that Respond to Web Queries**

Simulations that Respond: in Context, to Web Queries,

Quasi-Instantaneously, with a Certificate of Fidelity

T. Leurent, C. Prud'homme, D. V. Rovas, and A. T. Patera

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This project comprises two components. These components can in fact

serve various goals independently, though in our examples we treat

them as an ensemble.

The first component of the project is the development of a small set

of tools that allow engineers and scientists to Write and Read

standard Latex documents with seamlessly integrated actionable

parametrized equations that, upon request, invoke computations

residing on servers (anywhere) to compute the desired Outputs and then

dynamically update the document and graphics accordingly. The second

component of the project is the development of Reduced-Basis Output

Bound methods that provide, for a wide range of problems, effectively

real-time predictions and associated error bars - certificates of

fidelity - for

the desired Outputs of (ostensibly computationally intensive)

mathematical models. For the latter, our current focus is on elliptic

partial differential equations.

To obtain a quick sense of a first release of the "end product,"

please access the thermal fin example (PDF version)

<http://augustine.mit.edu/example/fin.pdf>. [Requirement:

Users must have Acrobat Reader installed, at least

version 4.x (x>=0), and must configure Netscape (under Mac

and Unix flavors such as Linux) to use Acrobat Reader as a

plugin for PDF documents.] Very little documentation

is required to exercise this example: enter, in the obvious fields,

the numerical values (within the ranges specified in the text) for the

seven components of the parameter vector; then click on the "=" in the

box following the parameter list to compute the value for the root

temperature of the fin - the output of interest - and the associated

error bar.

To construct dynamic figures, see the Reader documentation

<http://augustine.mit.edu/description.php#whatever>.

This work is or has been supported by the Singapore-MIT Alliance, the

NASA Langley Research Center, the AFOSR, and the Sandia National

Laboratories. Many components of this work are done in collaboration

and discussion with others: we would particularly like to acknowledge

the many contributions of Prof Yvon Maday of University Paris VI, Prof

Jaime Peraire of MIT, Dr Luc Machiels of Lawrence Livermore

Laboratories, Prof Einar Ronquist of Norwegian University of Science

and Technology, Mr Alex Budge of MIT, Mr Ivan Oliviera of MIT, Mr

Roland von Kaenel of EPFL and Ms Shidrati Ali of the Singapore-MIT

Alliance/National University of Singapore. We also thank Ms Debra

Blanchard for technical assistance and administrative support for the

project.

See the project web page <http://augustine.mit.edu/overview.php> to

obtain further information

or to subscribe to any of the project mailing lists that we have

created.

------------------------------

From: Jun Zhang <jzhang@cs.uky.edu>

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 13:13:37 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation**

Call for Papers in Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation

International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation

(http://www.cs.uky.edu/~jzhang/nsns.html)

publishes refereed high quality research papers in all aspects of

nonlinear sciences and numerical simulation. The highest priority

is given to those contributions concerned with a discussion of

background of a practical problem, the establishment of an

appropriate nonlinear model, the determination of a solution,

approximate or exact, analytical or numerical, and a discussion

of the relevance of the results when applied to real-life

problems. The following types of manuscript are encouraged:

1. New nonlinear model for a real-life problem with possible

exciting applications;

2. New analytical techniques for new nonlinear problems with

physical understanding;

3. Numerical simulation revealing possible hidden pearls in

nonlinear sciences.

Electronic submission of manuscripts (in English only) can be

e-mailed (in postscript or PDF file) to Jun Zhang at

***jzhang@cs.uky.edu***. North America authors can also choose

to send their paper format manuscripts (four copies, please) to:

Professor Jun Zhang

Laboratory for High Performance Scientific Computing

and Numerical Simulation

Department of Computer Science

University of Kentucky

773 Anderson Hall

Lexington, KY 40506-0046

USA

with an indication that the manuscript has never been published in any

language and is not submitted for publication elsewhere simultaneously.

All manuscripts will be peer refereed as soon as possible.

Authors in other geological areas may submit their manuscripts (in

triplicate) to:

Dr. Ji-Huan He

149 Yanchang Road

Shanghai University

Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Shanghai 200072

P. R. China

or to any other member of the editorial board who is close to the author's

geological location. Please visit the web page above for editorial policy

and other information, including authors and titles of published papers.

------------------------------

From: Marie-Laurence Mazure <Marie-Laurence.Mazure@imag.fr>

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 17:06:39 +0200

**Subject: Conference on Curves and Surfaces**

The fifth international conference "Curves and Surfaces" organized by

AFA-SMAI will take place in Saint-Malo, France, June 27-July 3, 2002.

Organizers: Albert Cohen, Tom Lyche, Marie-Laurence Mazure,

Jean-Louis Merrien, Larry Schumaker.

Information: saint-malo@imag.fr

------------------------------

From: K. Papanikolaou <papanik@intelligencia.com>

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 20:33:39 -0400

**Subject: The WSES Group of Mathematics Conferences**

NAA-LAA-DETA-OA-PSOR-CME-ADISC-TDG 2000

WorldSES reminds the organization of the

annual WSES Group of Mathematics Conferences: NAA 2000,

LAA 2000, DETA 2000, OA 2000, PSOR 2000, CME 2000,

ADISC 2000 and TDG 2000 in Athens, Greece, December, 1-3, 2000

Numerical Analysis and Applications (NAA 2000),

Linear Algebra and Applications (LAA 2000),

Differential Equations and Applications (DETA 2000),

Optimization and Applications (OA 2000),

Probability, Statistics and Operational Research (PSOR 2000),

Computer Mathematics - Education (CME 2000),

Algorithms Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Systems and Control (ADISC 2000)

Topology and Differential Geometry (TDG 2000)

OFFICIAL WEB SITE:

http://www.worldses.org/wses

following appropriate links

MIRROR WEB SITE:

http://members.tripod.com/wses

------------------------------

From: Darrell Ross <ross@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 11:53:00 -0400

**Subject: SIAM Parallel Processing Conference**

Tenth SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing

March 12-14, 2001

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

Portsmouth, Virginia

August 15, 2000 - Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals.

September 1, 2000 - Deadline for submission of minisymposium speakers

extended abstracts.

September 1, 2000 - Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for

either a contributed lecture or poster format.

December 4, 2000 - Deadline for papers from accepted authors for

inclusion in proceedings.

To obtain information on electronic submissions, please visit now the

conference Web page at:

www.siam.org/meetings/pp01/

------------------------------

From: Svetozar Margenov <margenov@parallel.bas.bg>

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:57:15 +0300 (DST)

**Subject: Conference in Bulgaria on Large-scale Scientific Computations**

First Announcement and Call for Registration

Third International Conference on

LARGE-SCALE SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATIONS

(ICLSSC)

June 6-10, 2001, Sozopol, Bulgaria

The Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

in cooperation with the Division of Numerical Analysis and Statistics, Rousse

University, will organize the next ICLSSC. Two special tracks are planned:

I. Computational Linear Algebra

II. LSSC of Engineering and Environmental Problems

Plenary and Invited Speakers

Owe Axelsson(NL), Claude Brezinski(FR), Vladimir Getov(UK),

Michael Griebel(DE), Stefan Heinrich(DE), Ivo Marek(CZ), Zahari Zlatev(DK)

Currently announced Special Sessions

1) ROBUST PRECONDITIONING ALGORITHMS by O. Axelsson(NL) and S. Margenov(BG);

2) MONTE CARLO METHODS by S. Heinrich(DE) and I. Dimov(BG);

3) ADVANCED PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATIONS by

V. Getov(UK);

4) LARGE-SCALE COMPUTATIONS IN AIR POLLUTION MODELLING by

Z. Zlatev(DK) and K. Georgiev(BG);

5) LARGE-SCALE COMPUTATIONS FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROBLEMS by

O. Iliev(DE) and M. Schaefer(DE);

6) NUMERICAL METHODS FOR INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW by P. Minev(CA)

Registration

To indicate your intention to attend the conference, please use the possibility

for an Internet registration through the WWW-sites or send an e-mail to the

conference secretary.

WWW-sites

http://copern.bas.bg/Conferences/SciCom01.html

http://orca.st.usm.edu/marcin/mp/cfp/sozopol01/SciCom01.html

E-mail: scicom01@parallel.bas.bg

------------------------------

From: Dheeraj Bhardwaj <csdb2@eiu.edu>

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 13:52:34 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Conference on Parallel Computing For Science & Technology**

Conference

on

Recent Developments in Parallel Computing For Science & Technology

October 21-22, 2000

Eastern Illinois University

&

Institute of Applied Science & Computations

Charleston, IL 61920 (USA)

The conference is to focus on the developments in parallel computing

for large-scale scientific applications.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Ziebarth, Deputy Division Chief, NAS Division, NASA-Ames,

Moffett Field CA

Call for Articles

Extended Abstract Sept. 20, 2000 (within 4 pages)

Acceptance of articles Sept. 30, 2000

Organizing Chair

Prof. Suhrit K. Dey,

Department of Mathematics

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL 61920 (USA)

Phone: (217) - 581 - 5727

e-mail:cfskd@eiu.edu

Organizing Co-Chair

Mr. Bill Witsman

Acting Director,

Information Technology Services

Estern Illinois University

Charleston, IL 61920 (USA)

Phone: (217) - 581 - 3227

e-mail:cswmw@eiu.edu

A Tutorial on

Writing Parallel Scientific Applications for Clusters

October 20, 2000

by

Dr. Dheeraj Bhardwaj

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Eastern Illinois University

e-mail: csdb2@eiu.edu

URL: www.ux1.eiu.edu/~csdb2

Clusters are gaining popularity among scientists due to their

cost-effectiveness.The primary drawback of clusters are high network

latency, low bandwidth, parallel I/O and single system image. The

tutorial is focused on how to write highly optimized parallel programs

for clusters using Message Passing Interface (MPI) or Parallel Virtual

Machine (PVM).

For more information

http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~cfskd/psc.htm

------------------------------

From: Paolo Foschi <paolo.foschi@info.unine.ch>

Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 17:59:52 +0200

**Subject: Computational Methods in Decision-Making and Finance**

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Computational Methods in

Decision-Making and Finance

The programme of the 1-day meeting Computational Methods in

Decision-Making and Finance (16th of August 2000, Neuchatel,

Switzerland) is now on line. You can find information about

the programme, registration, publication and accommodation at

the following URL:

http://iiun.unine.ch/matrix/seminars/CMDF2000/3ec2000b.html

Paolo Foschi

Institut d'informatique

Universite de Neuchatel

Rue Emile-Argand 11

Case Postale 2

CH-2007 Neuchatel

Switzerland

Email: paolo.foschi@info.unine.ch

Tel: +41 (0) 32 718 27 16

Fax: +41 (0) 32 718 27 01

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From: Caren Tischendorf <caren@mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 11:11:42 +0200

**Subject: Colloquium Honoring Roswitha Maerz**

On the occasion of Roswitha Maerz's 60th birthday, we organize a one-day

"Scientific Colloquium on Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations"

on Friday, October 20, 2000.

The colloquium will be located at the Institute of Mathematics at the

Humboldt-University of Berlin, where Roswitha has been working for more

than 30 years.

For additional information, please visit the web site

http://www.mathematik.hu-berlin.de/Maerz_Colloquium.html

If you plan on attending the colloquium, please register electronically

using the web form there.

Best regards from the Organizing Committee:

Diana Este'vez Schwarz

Rene' Lamour

Caren Tischendorf

Renate Winkler

------------------------------

From: Guy Warzee <gwarzee@smc.ulb.ac.be>

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 14:46:51 +0200

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Brussels**

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Faculty of Applied Sciences

FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE

We invite applications for one faculty position at the level of

tenure-track "Charge de Cours" (first professorial level) to begin

in October, 2000.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and have a demonstrated potential

for research excellence in computer networks and operating systems.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose interests span

theory and applications.

The new faculty member will be expected to contribute creatively

to our research and educational program at all levels and will be

in charge of the following courses:

- ELEC379 Reseaux d'ordinateurs II : complements et applications (th 30h,

ex 30h)

- MATH213 Syst=E8mes d'exploitation I (th 30h, TP 30h)

- MATH309 Syst=E8mes d'exploitation II (th 15h, TP 60h)

Courses are taught in French and candidates should have a good

command of French or be willing to acquire this during the first

year of their appointment.

Additional information about the position can be obtained at the address

http://www.ulb.ac.be/polytech/faculte/vacances-offres/cours/Info-reseau.html

The Universite Libre de Bruxelles is a non-discriminating institution.

Prof. G. WARZEE

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

------------------------------

From: Marc Van Barel <Marc.VanBarel@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 16:15:45 +0200

**Subject: Research Position at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium**

Job Opportunity for Jr. Researcher

( Master of Science in Engineering (Computer Science) /

Mathematician / Informatician )

Project: SLAP: Structured Linear Algebra Package (1-10-2000 to 30-09-2004)

See URL:

http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/cwis/research/nalag/research/projects/OT00.html

Responsibilities: R&D of implementable algorithms in the field of

Structured Numerical Linear Algebra leading to a competitive software package.

Skills and Requirements: Having knowledge of numerical linear algebra and

software engineering, interested and capable of optimal implementation

of suitable algorithms to solve numerical linear algebra problems,

willing to cooperate in a team, willing to publish and present his work.

Duration: 4 years starting from October 1, 2000.

This project can be a perfect preparation to a PhD in this field.

More information: contact as soon as possible

Prof. Dr. ir. Marc Van Barel

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Department of Computer Science

Celestijnenlaan 200A

B-3001 Leuven (Heverlee)

BELGIUM

Tel : +32+016+32 75 63

Fax : +32+016+32 79 96

E - mail : Marc.VanBarel@cs.kuleuven.ac.be

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From: Luis Nunes Vicente <lvicente@tucker.mat.uc.pt>

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 11:13:38 +0100 (WEST)

**Subject: Research Position at University of Coimbra**

Center for Mathematics - University of Coimbra

Research Position

In the framework of a project funded by the European Union

(IST project COCONUT - COntinuous CONstraints: Updating the Technology)

The position is available for at most 3 years. The candidate will join the

Numerical Analysis and Optimization Group of the Center of Mathematics of the

University of Coimbra and will work on the nonlinear optimization component

of a challenging european project on complete solvers for continuous

constraint satisfaction problems.

The position requires a Ph.D in mathematics, operations research, computer

science, or a related area, with a strong emphasis in numerical analysis and

nonlinear optimization. Other essential criteria: excellent oral and written

English communication skills; good scientific computing background.

The salary range is 16161 EURO - 31125 EURO, per year, tax free, depending on

qualifications and experience.

Applications with curriculum vitae, publications list, two letters of

recommendation, and a short description of research interests should be sent

until September 15, 2000 to:

Prof. Luis N. Vicente

Center for Mathematics - University of Coimbra

3001-454 Coimbra

Portugal

Email: lvicente@mat.uc.pt

Phone: +351 239 791199

Fax: +351 239 832568

------------------------------

From: Daniel Pierce <Daniel.Pierce@PSS.Boeing.com>

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 18:07:54 -0700

**Subject: Applied Mathematics Positions at The Boeing Company**

The Mathematics and Engineering Analysis group at Boeing has

immediate openings in the areas of:

Geometry & Approximation Theory

Linear Algebra

Operations Research

Optimization

Probability and Statistics

In most cases a Ph.D. is required. However, an MS with a strong

background in computational science or one of the fields above will

also be considered.

Mathematics and Engineering Analysis is part of the Boeing research

and development organization. Besides doing applied R&D, the group

provides software and consultation in the design, manufacture and

support of Boeing products. These include commercial jet transports,

military aircraft and missiles, and space vehicles and systems.

Please send a resume in ASCII or MS Word format to

mathjobs@redwood.rt.cs.boeing.com.

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From: Jeong-Hoon Kim <jhkim96@mail.yonsei.ac.kr>

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 13:15:33 +0900

**Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yonsei University, Korea**

Brain Korea 21 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yonsei University in Korea

A number of postdoctoral fellowships in probability, stochastic processes,

stochastic differential equations and/or applied mathematics are available

to suitably qualified holders of the Ph.D degree. Applications are considered

twice a year. The deadlines for applying are August 31st, 2000 and February

28, 2001 respectively. Applicants should speak Korean. Submit a covering

letter, a curriculum vitae, and two or three letters of recommendation to:

Prof. Jeong-Hoon Kim,

Department of Mathematics,

Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea

(Email: jhkim96@yonsei.ac.kr / Phone: +82-2-361-2600)

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From: Thomas Hogan <hogan@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 16:30:32 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 104, Number 2, June 2000

Paul Nevai

Editorial

v

Gerald H. L. Cheang and Andrew R. Barron

A better approximation for balls

183--203

Luis Bernal-Gonz\'alez and Mar\'{\i}a Del Carmen Calder\'on-Moreno

Holomorphic $T$-monsters and strongly omnipresent operators

204--219

D. S. Lubinsky

On mean convergence of Lagrange interpolation for general arrays

220--225

David E. Edmunds and Dorothee D. Haroske

Embeddings in spaces of Lipschitz type, entropy and approximation

numbers, and applications

226--271

Manfred Reimer

Hyperinterpolation on the sphere at the minimal projection order

272--286

Zhongkai Li and Yuan Xu

Summability of product Jacobi expansions

287--301

Maria Skopina

Wavelet approximation of periodic functions

302--329

Xiao-Ming Zeng

On the rate of convergence of two Bernstein-B\'ezier type operators for

bounded variation functions, II

330--344

Note

Mirta Castro Smirnova

Determinacy of bounded complex perturbations of jacobi matrices

345--351

Author index for Volume 104

352

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 105, Number 1, July 2000

Hakop A. Hakopian

On the regularity of multivariate Hermite interpolation

1--18

Thomas Kunkle

Characterizations of multivariate differences and associated

exponential splines

19--48

Ying Guang Shi

On Hermite interpolation

49--86

Rafael Esp\'{\i}nola, Andrzej Wi\'snicki, and Jacek Wo\'sko

A geometrical characterization of the $C(K)$ and $C_0(K)$ spaces

87--101

Franz Peherstorfer and Robert Steinbauer

Asymptotic behaviour of orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle

with asymptotically periodic reflection coefficients. II.

Weak asymptotics

102--128

Peter C. Gibson

Common zeros of two polynomials in an orthogonal sequence

129--132

Shaun Cooper and Shayne Waldron

The eigenstructure of the Bernstein operator

133--165

Jacek Tabor

Stability of surjectivity

166--175

R. deLaubenfels, H. Emamirad, and V. Protopopescu

Linear chaos and approximation

176--187

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