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

- New book, MATLAB Guide
- Four New Books on CFD, PDE and CAS
- SIAM 2001 Annual Meeting
- Irregular 2001 Workshop
- Workshop on Numerical Methods for ODEs
- Conference on Spectral and High Order Methods
- Faculty Position at Wake Forest University
- Faculty Positions at San Diego State
- Staff Member Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Postdoctoral Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Postdoctoral Position at KTH, Stockholm
- Postdoctoral Position at University of Graz, Austria.
- Postdoctoral Position at K. U. Leuven, Belgium
- Research Position at ZIB-Berlin
- Research Positions at EPFL, Lausanne
- Studentship at the University of Huddersfield, UK
- Contents, Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

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

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From: Nick Higham <higham@maths.man.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 07:51:26 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: New book, MATLAB Guide**

We are pleased to announce that our new book "MATLAB Guide"

is now available from SIAM (http://www.siam.org/books/ot75).

It covers MATLAB 6 but can also be used with MATLAB 5.3.

The M-files in the book, and various MATLAB-related links,

are available on the book's Web page at

http://www.ma.man.ac.uk/~higham/mg/

Des Higham, University of Strathclyde

Nick Higham, University of Manchester

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From: Thanh-Ha LeThi <LeThi@Springer.de>

Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 15:42:08 +0200

**Subject: Four New Books on CFD, PDE and CAS**

Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering Vol. 16: J. Lang

"Adaptive Multilevel Solution on Nonlinear Parabolic PDE Systems - Theory,

Algorithm and Applications"

2000. DM 129,00; Softcover ISBN 3-540-67900-6

This book deals with the adaptive numerical solution of parabolic partial

differential equations (PDEs) arising in many branches of applications. It

illustrates the interlocking of numerical analysis, the design of an

algorithm and the solution of practical problems. In particular, a

combination of Rosenbrock-type one-step methods and multilevel finite

elements is analysed. Implementation and efficiency issues are discussed.

Special emphasis is put on the solution of real-life applications that arise

in today' s chemical industry, semiconductor-device fabrication and heath

care. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers who are

either interested in the theoretical understanding of instationary PDE

solvers or who want to develop computer codes for solving complex PDEs.

Springer Series in Computational Mathematics Vol. 29: P. Wesseling

"Principles of Computational Fluid Dynamics"

2000. DM 169,00; Hardcover ISBN 3-540-67853-0

The book is aimed at graduate students, researchers, engineers and

physicists involved in fluid computations. An up-to-date account is given of

the present state-of-the-art of numerical methods employed in computational

fluid dynamics. The underlying numerical principles are treated with a fair

amount of detail, using elementary methods. Attention is given to the

difficulties arising from geometric complexity of the flow domain. Uniform

accuracy for singular perturbation problems is studied, pointing the way to

accurate computation of flows at high Reynolds number. Unified methods for

compressible and incompressible flows are discussed. A treatment of the

shallow-water equations is included. A basic introduction is given to

efficient iterative solution methods. Many pointers are given to the current

literature, facilitating further study.

V.G. Ganzha, E.W. Mayr, E.V. Vorozhtsov (Eds.) "Computer Algebra in

Scientific Computing - CASC 2000"

2000. DM 189,00; Hardcover ISBN 3-540-41040-6

The book covers various topics of computer algebra methods, algorithms and

software applied to scientific computing. One of the important topics of the

book is the application of computer algebra methods for the development of

new efficient analytic and numerical solvers, both for ordinary and partial

differential equations. A specific feature of the book is a detailed

analysis of the advanced software systems like Mathematica, Maple etc. from

the viewpoint of their applicability for the solution of scientific

computing problems. The book will be useful for researchers and engineers

who apply the advanced computer algebra methods for the solution of their

tasks.

J. Malek, J. Necas, M. Rokyta (Eds.) " Advances in Mathematical Fluid

Mechanics - Lecture Notes of the Sixth International School "Mathematical

Theory in Fluid Mechanics", Paseky, Czech Republic, Sept. 19-25, 1999

This book consists of six survey contributions, focusing on several open

problems of theoretical fluid mechanics both for incompressible and

compressible fluids. The following topics are studied intensively within the

book: global in time qualitative properties of solutions to compressible

fluid models; fluid mechanics limits, as compressible-incompressible,

kinetic-macroscopic, viscous-inviscid; adaptive Navier-stokes solver via

wavelets, well-posedness of the evolutionary Navier-Stokes equations in 3D;

existence theory for the incompressible Navier-stokes equations in exterior

and aperture domains. All six articles present significant results and

provide a better understanding of the problems in areas that enjoy a

long-lasting attention of researchers dealing with fluid mechanics PDEs.

Although the papers have the character of detailed summaries, their central

parts contain the newest results achieved by the authors who are experts in

the topics they present.

For further information, please contact

Dr. Martin Peters

Senior Mathematics Editor Phone: *49-6221-487 185

Springer-Verlag FAX: *49-6221-487 355

Tiergartenstrasse 17 mailto:Peters@Springer.de

D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany http://www.springer.de/math/peters.html

Visit our Web site at http://www.springer.de

or http://www.springer-ny.com

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From: SIAM <cyoung@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 11:17:12 -0400

**Subject: SIAM 2001 Annual Meeting**

Conference Name: 2001 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN01)

Location: Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA

Dates: July 9-13, 2001

Call for Papers

To submit go to:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/an01/

Submission Deadlines:

MiniSymposium Proposals - 01/15/01

Abstracts in Lecture or Poster format - 02/09/01

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

siam@meetings.org

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From: Esmond G Ng <EGNg@lbl.gov>

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 09:04:01 -0700

**Subject: Irregular 2001 Workshop**

IRREGULAR 2001

EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON

SOLVING IRREGULARLY STRUCTURED PROBLEMS IN PARALLEL

April 23, 2001

Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco Airport

San Francisco, California

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

In conjunction with IEEE IPDPS 2001

(The 15th International Parallel and

Distributed Processing Symposium)

Efficient parallel solutions have been found to many problems.

However, there still exists a large class of problems, known as

irregularly structured problems, that lack efficient solutions and

systems support. The workshop on solving irregularly structured

problems in parallel is the eighth in the series, after Geneva,

Lyon, Santa Barbara, Paderborn, Berkeley, San Juan, and Cancun.

Scope: Irregular 2001 aims at fostering the cooperation among

practitioners and theoreticians of the field. Papers for oral

presentation are solicited in all research areas related to

parallelism of irregular problems, including but not limited to:

data structures and graph algorithms, numerical algorithms, mesh

and sparse matrix computations, approximation and combinatorial

optimization, parallel languages and models, compiler optimization

and runtime systems, caching, load balancing and scheduling, resource

management (I/O, memory, and CPU), performance prediction and

simulation, Internet computing and data-intensive applications.

Publication: Workshop papers will be included in the IPDPS Workshop

Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society. For more information

on IPDPS 2001, Check http://www.ipdps.org/. Some of the previous

proceedings of the Irregular Workshops appeared as LNCS 980, 1117,

1253 1457, and 1586, which were published by Springer-Verlag as part

of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. For more

information on Irregular 2001, check

http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/Conferences/Irregular2001.

Submission guidelines: Contributions must be submitted

electronically to irregular2001@nersc.gov. The submission should

include an extended abstract using the postscript format in no more

than 5 pages, and a cover page with the ASCII format. The cover page

should contain the paper title, authors' full names, address and fax

number, and key terms. Work-in-progress papers on hot topics are

encouraged to submit. It is expected that accepted papers will be

presented at the workshop.

Important Dates

* Submissions: November 3, 2000

* Notification: December 15, 2000

* Camera Ready: January 12, 2001

Chair

* Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Program Committee

* Patrick Amestoy, Ecole Nationale Sup=E9rieure d'Electrotechnique,

d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique de Toulouse

* Siddhartha Chatterjee, The University of North Carolina, Chapel

Hill

* Edmond Chow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

* Tim Davis, University of Florida

* Guang Gao, University of Delaware

* Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories

* Suely Oliveira, University of Iowa

* Keshav Pingali, Cornell University

* Padma Raghavan, Pennsylvania State University

* Kathy Yelick, University of California, Berkeley

Steering Committee

* Afonso Ferreira, CNRS-I3S-INRIA Sophia Antipolis

* Jose Rolim, University of Geneva

* Tao Yang, University of California, Santa Barbara, Chair

Further Information

* http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/Conferences/Irregular2001

* http://www.ipdps.org/

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From: Rachel Hawkins <hawkins@scitec.auckland.ac.nz>

Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:54:25 +1200 (NZST)

**Subject: Workshop on Numerical Methods for ODEs**

ANODE 2001

The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

8 - 12 January, 2001

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

This workshop will deal with numerical methods for ordinary differential

equations. The invited speakers, each of whom will give a short series of

lectures, are:

* Wayne Enright, Toronto, Canada

* Francesca Mazzia, Bari, Italy

* Gustaf Soderlind, Lund, Sweden

* Peter van der Houwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We would appreciate early registration, preferably by 30 September, 2000.

This can be done electronically via our web-page. Expressions of interest

are also welcome. This can also be done via our web-page.

Further information may be obtained from our web-site:

http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~anode

or from any member of the organising committee.

John Butcher butcher@math.auckland.ac.nz

Robert Chan chan@math.auckland.ac.nz

Allison Heard heard@math.auckland.ac.nz

Nicolette Moir nicolette@math.auckland.ac.nz

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From: Bertil Gustafsson <bertil@tdb.uu.se>

Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 15:54:08 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Conference on Spectral and High Order Methods**

ICOSAHOM-01

(Second announcement)

International Conference On Spectral And High Order Methods

Uppsala, Sweden

June 11-15, 2001

at Uppsala University, Sweden

The main objective of the conference is to bring together researchers

with interests in the mathematical, numerical and computational

aspects of high order spectral, finite element, finite difference and

wavelet methods for the solution of partial differential equations. It

is our hope that the conference will be of interest for both

mathematicians interested in applications in engineering and science,

as well as for engineers and scientists interested in the development

of numerical methods.

The conference is the fifth in a series, where the earlier ones were

held in

Como, Italy 1989

Montpellier, France 1992

Houston, USA 1995

Tel Aviv, Israel 1998

Invited speakers

Borje Andersson, The Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden

Leszek Demkovicz, The University of Texas at Austin

Paul Fischer, Argonne National Laboratory

Daniele Funaro, Universita di Modena

Don Kouri, University of Houston

Sanjiva Lele, Stanford University

Michelle Schatzman, Universite Claude Bernard - Lyon 1

Spencer Sherwin, Imperial College

Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University

Endre Suli, Oxford University

Karsten Urban, RWTH-Aachen

Registration

The last date for early registration is March 15, 2001. The conference

fee is 1800 SEK. After March 15, 2001 the conference fee is 2300

SEK. The fee includes book of abstracts, welcoming reception, and

coffee breaks.

Submission of abstracts

Every participant is encouraged to contribute a paper. Abstracts (1-2

pages, 4 copies) should be submitted no later than November 30, 2000

to the address below. Notification of acceptance will be given by

February 1, 2001.

Local organizing committee

Bertil Gustafsson

Lina Hemmingsson-Frande'n

Carina Lindgren

ICOSAHOM-01

Department of Scientific Computing

Uppsala University

P.O. Box 120

SE-75104 Uppsala

Sweden

For more information, see http://www.tdb.uu.se/~icosahom

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From: Bob Plemmons <plemmons@mthcsc.wfu.edu>

Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 14:35:48 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Position at Wake Forest University**

FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Wake Forest Department of Mathematics

COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Wake Forest Mathematics Department seeks applicants to fill a

tenure track position in Computational Mathematics. Research areas

such as numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization, or numerical

solution of differential equations will receive first consideration.

The appointment is at the assistant professor level.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The person appointed will have the following responsibilities:

1) active participation in teaching undergraduate and graduate

courses and service on committees assigned by the department chair;

2) the development and maintenance of an internationally recognized

research program within the framework of her/his individual areas;

3) the continuing development of her/his own scholarly activities and

professional capabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

All applicants must have: a strong commitment to excellence in research

and teaching; an ability to discern future trends in the discipline; vision,

creativity, and leadership skills; commitment/sensitivity to address issues

of diversity in applied mathematics. Applicants must have earned

doctorate in mathematics or equivalent at time of appointment.

Applicants must have an active research program in one of the above

listed areas of Computational Mathematics.

SALARY

Negotiable, depending on background and experience.

STARTING DATE

August, 2001 or as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a summary of research

plans to: Richard Carmichael, Chair, Department of Mathematics,

Wake Forest University, P. O. Box 7388, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7388.

AA/EO Employer.

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From: Jose Castillo <castillo@myth.sdsu.edu>

Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 16:41:09 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at San Diego State**

FACULTY POSITIONS IN MATHEMATICS at SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at San Diego State

University invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor

positions in the areas of Financial Mathematics, Mathematics of Communications,

and Computational Mathematics, beginning in the Fall of 2001.

See department web page for details http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/math_cs/

Applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum

vitae, a description of the proposed research program, a statement of

teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation sent directly by

the referees to the search committee.

Applications should be addressed to: Chair, Financial Mathematics Search

Committee, San Diego State University, Math. Department, 5500 Campanile Drive,

San Diego, California 92182-7720. Applications received by January 12, 2001

will receive full consideration. Applications received after that date will

be considered only if the position is still open.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against

persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual

orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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From: Jane Cullum <cullumj@c3serve.c3.lanl.gov>

Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:04:25 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Staff Member Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory**

We are looking for someone(s) to work with us on parallel,

iterative solvers for very large scale matrix problems.

A formal job description for a technical staff member

position at Los Alamos is included below. We are however,

also looking for postdocs and a separate ad for postdocs

was included in the September 3rd NaDigest issue.

We want someone who is very bright, who has experience

with parallel algorithms and with iterative methods for

large matrix problems, who has solid training/background

in matrix theory, and who has strong computational skills.

This person will be developing new Solver algorithms,

analyzing proposed and existing algorithms, and working

on prototype implementations of promising algorithms.

The current focal points are on large linear and

nonlinear equations, and on large scale eigenvalue

problems. Los Alamos has created a new

Computer and Computational Sciences Division which

will enhance the visibility for this type of work.

Information on the Los Alamos National Laboratory can

be found at www.lanl.gov. Please submit your application

or statement of interest prior to October 30, 2000.

Jane Cullum

cullumj@lanl.gov

Modeling, Algorithms, and Informatics Group

Computer and Computational Sciences Division

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545

Job 005824

TECHNICAL STAFF MEMBER

Computer and Computational Sciences Division

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

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:

Experience in iterative solver techniques such as QMR,

GMRES, and conjugate gradient methods, in preconditioning

techniques such as incomplete LU, 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. Ability and experience writing

successful research proposals. Interest and experience

in developing state-of-the-art research and/or production

computer codes for scientific applications. Experience

with programming and software development on parallel

computers using message passing and Fortran 90 or C++.

Interest and experience working effectively in a team

effort. Effective verbal and writing skills as demonstrated

by publications and oral presentation record. Must be able

to meet U.S. DOE security requirements which control

access to advanced parallel computing facilities at LANL.

Education: Ph.D. in applied mathematics or computer science,

or related field.

Notes: Submit resume, including 3 or more references, to

Staffing Group, Applicants: MS-P286. Cover letter must contain

Job Number and send copies of your application material to

Jane Cullum, MS B256, Los Alamos National Laboratory,

Los Alamos, NM 87545. Details on submissions of resumes are

contained at www.hr.lanl.gov/jobs.

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From: Mikhail Shashkov <misha@t7.lanl.gov>

Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 13:57:24 -0600

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory**

Postdoctoral Position: PD006076

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

The Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Group (T-7) and

the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS) at

Los Alamos National Laboratory are currently seeking

highly motivated PH.D. graduates to participate in

the Post Doctoral Fellowship program.

There are specific opportunities at this time for Postdoctoral

fellow with strong computational and mathematical experience

in the numerical solution of partial differential equations.

One of the projects is the development and implementation of

new Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE)

finite difference/finite volume methods for the solution of

multidimensional high speed fluid flow problems on unstructured grids.

These are highly competitive positions. Experience

in developing codes based on Lagrangian, continuous

rezone (ALE) methods, or Free Lagrangian methods is preferred.

Familiarity with modern multidimensional methods for advection is desirable.

Extensive experience in FORTRAN coding on a variety of computing

platforms is required.

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. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, or in

another area in Scientific Computing completed within the

LAST THREE YEARS or soon to be completed is required.

Appointments have a duration of two years,

with possibility of extension for a third year.

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: http://www.hr.lanl.gov/postdoc/

For consideration, please submit a resume which also

contains lists of your publications, oral presentations,

and the names and addresses of three or more

references, along with a cover letter, and a 1 page proposal describing

your research plans to postdoc-jobs@lanl.gov

(no attachments, please!) The proposal must follow

the outline specified at

www.hr.lanl.gov/hrstaffing/Postdoc/guide.stm.

OR SUBMIT TWO paper COPIES of the above material to:

Postdoc Program Office, PD006076

MS P290

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, NM 87545

NOTE: Advertisement PD006076 must be referenced in the

e-mail Subject line and in the cover letter.

Please also send copies of your application material to Esther Vigil,

MS B284, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos,

New Mexico 87545; EMAIL: evigil@lanl.gov, FAX:505-665-5757.

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From: Per L|tstedt <perl@tdb.uu.se>

Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 14:47:29 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at KTH, Stockholm**

POST-DOC POSITION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICS, KTH AND THE

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SWEDEN (FFA):

Development of a higher order finite difference code for direct and

large eddy simulations of complex flows

GENERAL

We are looking for a post-doc for a two year position at the

Department of Mechanics, KTH http://www.mech.kth.se/ and the

Department of Computational Aerodynamics, FFA http://www.ffa.se/

to work with the development of a higher order

finite difference code for direct and large eddy simulations of

complex flows. We are looking for someone with a PhD in a numerical

analysis or fluid mechanics related area with substantial programming

experience. You will work in an integrated project team consisting of

researchers from the Department of Mechanics, KTH, the Aeronautical

Research Institute of Sweden and the Department of Scientific

Computing, Uppsala University.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The high-order discretizations of the incompressible Navier-Stokes

equations will be used in simulations of complex flow problems where

the computational meshes are of curvilinear structured type. High

order methods are more efficient and less memory demanding than first

and second order methods used routinely today.

The development of a solver for direct numerical simulation of

turbulent flow has started. This code will form a basis for inclusion

of large eddy simulation (LES) models. The code development builds on

higher order compact finite difference methods.

The code will be used to simulate turbulence phenomena in

complex geometries. In particular the first aim is to simulate turbulent

flow separation in an asymmetric diffuser, a case where ongoing

experiments are performed at the Department of Mechanics. We envision

that the post-doc taking this position will be the first to actually

use the code in a real application.

CONTACT

For further information and application to this position, please

contact:

Prof. Dan Henningson Prof. Arne Johansson

Department of Mechanics, KTH Department of Mechanics, KTH

SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden

henning@mech.kth.se viktor@mech.kth.se

+46-8-7909004 phone +46-8-7909004 phone

Prof. Per Lotstedt

Department of Scientific Computing

Uppsala University

SE-75104 Uppsala, Sweden

perl@tdb.uu.se

+46-18-4712972 phone

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From: Karl Kunisch <karl.kunisch@kfunigraz.ac.at>

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 14:24:44 +0200

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Graz, Austria.**

POST-DOCTORIAL position at the Research Center on Control and

Optimization at the University of Graz, Austria.

Within the research Center on Control and Optimization at the

Department of Mathematics at the University of Graz a

postdoctorial position in

Numerical and Applied mathematics

is available.

The successfull candidate must have a strong background in numerical

analysis and differential equations. Additional experience in the areas

of Optimization and/or Navier Stokes equations is desirable.

Good working knowledge of the English language is essential.

We offer excellent working conditions in a lively research environment.

The duration of the first contract will depend on the qualifications of

the

candidate. It is expected that the position will be available for a

period of almost four years.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send an application with c.v.

and publication list to:

Prof. Karl Kunisch

Institut fuer Mathematik

Universitaet Graz

Heinrichstrasse 36

A-8010 Graz, Austria.

karl.kunisch@kfunigraz.ac.at

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From: Tom Bellemans <Tom.Bellemans@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 14:48:18 +0200

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at K. U. Leuven, Belgium**

Postdoctoral or PhD Position available at K.U.Leuven, Dept. of

Electrical Eng. (ESAT), SISTA/COSIC

There is an opening for a post-doctoral or PhD researcher in the

European TMR project ALAPEDES (THE ALGEBRAIC APPROACH TO PERFORMANCE

EVALUATION OF DISCRETE EVENT SYSTEMS) in our research group SISTA/COSIC.

See http://www.cs.rug.nl/~rein/alapedes/ for more information about the

project or http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/sista for more information

about the research group.

As an extension to the original proposal, the subject of research can be

'Traffic modelling'. SISTA/COSIC is also involved in another project on

traffic research: 'Traffic Congestion Problems in Belgium: Mathematical

Models, Analysis, Simulation and Control' (SSTC MD01/24).

SISTA/COSIC is currently doing research on identification of traffic

flow patterns and on control of traffic flows on highways. A fundamental

requirement for traffic research is knowledge of the information on

turning movements and total number of vehicles through an intersection.

The problem is then, based upon traffic flow measurements, to identify

the entries of the origin- destination (O-D) matrix, i.e., the

probabilities of vehicles entering one leg of an intersection and

exiting another in an intersection. This O-D matrix is time dependent

and so we are working on fast estimation algorithms to make on line

estimation feasible. A second important research topic in the traffic

field is the model based development of control schemes for Advanced

Traffic Management Systems on highways, such as: ramp metering, variable

message signs, dynamic route information panels...

Please note that in order to apply, you need to come from an EC (or

associated) country (excluding Belgium) and younger than 35 years.

For more information, you can contact:

Bart De Moor

K.U.Leuven

Dept. of Electrical Engineering (ESAT)

Research group SISTA/COSIC

Kard. Mercierlaan, 94

B-3001 Leuven

Belgium

Tel.: +32-16-32 17 09 (secr.)

Fax: +32-16-32 19 70

Email: Bart.DeMoor@esat.kuleuven.ac.be

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From: Christoph Helmberg <helmberg@zib.de>

Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 14:00:23 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Research Position at ZIB-Berlin**

RESEARCH POSITION at

KONRAD-ZUSE-ZENTRUM FUER INFORAMTIONSTECHNIK BERLIN (ZIB):

Starting with October 1, 2000 we expect to have an opening

at the German BAT IIa/Ib level (gross salary approximately

8,800 DM per month) with a duration of three years in the

following project.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Our industrial partner operates several warehouses within

the same city. Some of these warehouses are too small to

hold sufficient stock of each product for the day; therefore,

goods are constantly transferred between warehouses by

a shuttle service consisting of several trucks. Part of

the demand is known in advance, part is stochastic and has

to be estimated from available statistical data.

The task is to find a schedule that distributes the goods

between the warehouses by means of the trucks so that demand

can be satisfied on time with high probability. This requires

the development of a stochastic model of the demand, a basic

understanding of the logistics involved, the development and

implementation of optimization methods, and the evaluation of

these approaches in simulations. In this you will be part of

a young team of open-minded researches that will help you to

get into the subject but also expects that you are prepared

and willing to share responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS:

- advanced degree in mathematics or computer science

- profound knowledge in at least one of the following fields:

+ convex optimization

+ stochastic programming

+ stochastic processes

+ combinatorial optimization

- advanced programming skills in C/C++

- knowledge of German is an advantage; otherwise, English is

necessary and you should be willing to learn German in order

to communicate with our industrial partners.

We expect that you have a strong commitment to the project and

to research in this field, that you are capable of working in a

team and acquaint yourself with new fields and skills when needed.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

ZIB is a research laboratory of the state of Berlin, Germany.

You will be part of the optimization group within the Scientific

Computing department. The optimization group consists of roughly

twenty young scientists from various countries and has a very

strong record of successful industrial projects.

ZIB maintains a well equipped library and is in close contact

to the three universities in Berlin. It offers excellent

possibilities for starting or advancing a scientific career.

To learn more about ZIB visit http://www.zib.de

Last but not least, since the fall of the wall Berlin has been

booming. It is probably the liveliest, most interesting, and

fastest changing city in Europe.

APPLICATION:

Applicants should send a CV, in German or English, and a covering

letter including contact information for two or three references

by September 29th 2000 to:

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin

Verwaltung

Takustr. 7,

D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Germany

CONTACT:

For further inquiries on the project and the position contact

Christoph Helmberg

Phone: ++49 (30) 84185 -294

Fax : ++49 (30) 84185 -269

email: helmberg@zib.de

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From: Luca Formaggia <Luca.Formaggia@epfl.ch>

Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 11:49:21 +0200

**Subject: Research Positions at EPFL, Lausanne **

Two PhD positions (assistant-doctorant) are available at the Chair of

Modelling and Scientific Computing of the Mathematics Departement of

EPFL, Switzerland (see dmawww.epfl.ch).

The two research subjects are:

1) Numerical Modelling of Human Cardiovascular System

(dmawww.epfl.ch/Quarteroni-Chaire/RESEARCH/vascular.html)

2) Free Surface Hydrodynamics

(dmawww.epfl.ch/Quarteroni-Chaire/RESEARCH/freesurface.html)

A background in mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of

partial differential equations (possibly by the finite element method)

is required. Programming skills are also welcomed.

The research will lead in three years time to a Doctorate in

Mathematics. The appointed researcher is expected to dedicate up to 20%

of his/her time to the teaching activities of the Chair (mainly

preparation and assistance of exercise sessions). Therefore, the

knowledge of the French language is welcomed. Successfull applicants

with no knowledge of French will be required to follow French courses

during their first year.

Monthly salary is of approx. 3000 Swiss francs, which is quite

sufficient for a single person.

Candidates should send an extended CV by e-mail to

luca.formaggia@epfl.ch

INDICATING AS SUBJECT: PhD Positions 2000.

The candidate should also indicate the research area of interest.

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From: I. J. Anderson <scomija@zeus.hud.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 09:29:23 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Studentship at the University of Huddersfield, UK**

EPSRC CASE studentship in Numerical Analysis for Metrology

at the University of Huddersfield, UK

An excellent three-year CASE Project award of an EPSRC PhD

studentship is available from October 2000 with Dr I J Anderson

in the School of Computing and Mathematics, University of

Huddersfield, UK.

The project on "Novel approximation metrics with applications

in measurement science", is in co-operation with Prof M G Cox

of the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington and involves

approximation and geometric modelling techniques in the context

of engineering measurement. It will have a high mathematical

and numerical content and some contact with industry.

The successful candidate will join a thriving Numerical Analysis

research group which has access to excellent facilities in the

congenial location of an award-winning, renovated textile mill.

Applicants should have or expect a 2(i) or better honours degree

or an MSc in a mathematically related discipline. Other relevant

experience would be welcome. For UK residents, the stipend is

10,050 GBP per annum (tax free grant with possible allowances

for age and dependency).

Please send a CV including the names of two academic referees.

Immediate applications are encouraged since the position will

be filled as soon as possible, and at the latest by April 2001.

For full details and applications, please contact

Dr I J Anderson or Professor J C Mason

i.j.anderson@hud.ac.uk j.c.mason@hud.ac.uk

01484 472927 01484 472680

School of Computing and Mathematics

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

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From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 22:35:57 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 317

Issue : 1-3

Date : 15-Sep-2000

pp 1-12

Algebraic constructions of the minimal forbidden digraphs of strong sign

nonsingular matrices

J.-Y. Shao, Z.-X. Hu

pp 13-40

Normal forms of ''near similarity'' transformations and linear matrix

equations

A. Tovbis

pp 41-52

Nearly L-matrices and generalized row sign balanced matrices

J.-Y. Shao, S.-G. Hwang

pp 53-102

Canonical matrices for linear matrix problems

V.V. Sergeichuk

pp 103-125

Block ILU factorization preconditioners for a block-tridiagonal H-matrix

S.W. Kim, J.H. Yun

pp 127-141

Numerical range of linear pencils

P.J. Psarrakos

pp 143-176

Anti-triangular and anti-m-Hessenberg forms for Hermitian matrices and

pencils

C. Mehl

pp 177-192

State feedback in linear control theory

S. Mondie, P. Zagalak, V. Kucera

pp 193-200

On the third largest eigenvalue of a graph

B. Liu, Z. Bo

pp 201-205

Disproof of a conjecture on the existence of the path-recursive period for

a connected graph

X. Yong, S. Cao

pp 207-216

Elementary operators and orthogonality

A. Turnsek

pp 217-224

A note on diagonally dominant matrices

G. Dahl

pp 225-226

The exponential Vandermonde matrix

J. Robbin, D. Salamon

pp 227-240

Modified Gauss-Seidel type methods and Jacobi type methods for Z-matrices

W. Li, W. Sun

pp 241

Index

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