NA Digest Sunday, September 17, 2000 Volume 00 : Issue 38

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From: Joe Grcar <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 19:28:32 -0600
Subject: Linear Least Squares Test Problems

I am looking for test problems for linear least squares software.

Regards, Joe Grcar
(925)294-2662 office (-2595 fax)


From: Qiang Ye <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 16:23:07 -0400
Subject: Change of Address for Qiang Ye

Dear Colleagues:

I've recently moved. The following is my new address.

Qiang Ye
Department of Mathematics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027

Phone: 859-257-4653
FAX: 859-257-4078


From: Misha Kilmer <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 17:11:13 -0400
Subject: Conference in Honor of G. W. Stewart

A Conference in Honor of G.W. Stewart
on the occasion of his 60th Birthday

A conference in honor of G. W. (Pete) Stewart on the occasion of his 60th
birthday is to be held on Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, 2000. Pete will
turn 60 on October 1, 2000. The conference will be located at the University
of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, where Pete has been working for the
last 25+ years. The meeting begins at 1:00pm Friday and runs through
1:00pm Saturday, with a banquet Friday evening.

The meeting will be comprised primarily of invited talks. While we can only
accommodate a limited number of invited talks, participants are encouraged
to present posters on their work related to the topic of the conference. The
poster session will be on Saturday. A banquet in Pete's honor will be held on
Friday night with Professor Robert Funderlic as the leading banquet speaker.

The current list of conference speakers includes:

Jack Dongarra Nick Higham Danny Sorensen
Iain Duff Roy Mathias Ji-guang Sun
Alan Edelman Cleve Moler Henk van der Vorst
Robert Funderlic Chris Paige Charlie Van Loan
Gene Golub Robert Plemmons

The conference committees are as follows:

Organizing Committee:

Robert van de Geijn (Chair) UT-Austin
Bob Funderlic North Carolina State Univ.
Misha Kilmer Tufts Univ.
Xiaobai Sun Duke Univ.

Local Committee:

Dianne O'Leary Univ. of Maryland
Howard Elman Univ. of Maryland

If you plan on attending the conference, please register electronically. Those
who have already contacted us are also encouraged to register through the below
mentioned WebPages. The registration fee for the conference will be around $25,
including the banquet.

A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference at the Quality Inn,
7200 Baltimore Blvd in College Park -- the DEADLINE is SEPT. 20, 2000.
For reservations, either call Sara Radjou at 301-864-5820 X7606 or email
her at For more details, see the the conference web page.
This is homecoming weekend at the University of Maryland, so do not forget
to make reservations!

For additional information on the conference, please visit the conference web

Questions concerning the conference may be sent to

For those planning to attend the ILAS-2000 in Raleigh, NC on Oct.23, there
will be enough time to travel there from Maryland (or Washington D.C.).


From: Ronald Cools <>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 12:52:52 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Methods

New Trends in Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Methods

November 16-17, 2000 Leuven, Belgium

Organised by the Scientific Research Network 'Advanced Numerical Methods
for Mathematical Modelling' financed by the FWO, Fund for Scientific
Research (Flanders).

The aim of this 2-day symposium is to give an overview of important new
trends in mathematical modeling and numerical methods in the following areas:
* nonlinear dynamical systems
* stochastic differential equations and applications in finance
* computational biology and bio-informatics
* computational fluid dynamics for blood flows
* automatic differentiation



C. Bischof (Aachen): Developments in Computational Differentiation
P. Embrechts (ETH Zurich): The mathematics of integrated risk management
T. Mitsui (Nagoya University): Numerical Solution of Stochastic
Differential Equations
S. Wodak (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK and ULB, Bruxelles):
J. Stark (Universty College London): Modelling Complex Systems in
Life Sciences: Mathematical Elegance v. Biological Relevance
B. Tijskens (K.U.Leuven): Automatic differentiation for nonlinear PDEs


J. Guckenheimer (Cornell University): Numerical methods for
dynamical systems
H. Wozniakowski (Columbia University (NY) and University of Warsaw):
Complexity of Stochastic and Lebesgue Integration
J. De Keyser (Belgian Inst. for Space Aeronomy): Numerical simulation of
the propagation of plasma waves near the Earth's magnetopause
P. Baldi (UC Irvine, USA): Protein Structure Prediction: the Machine
Learning Approach
Y. Moreau (K.U.Leuven): Mining Microarray Data
J. Vierendeels (Univ. Ghent): Fluid-Structure interaction: blood
flow in the heart during filling

More information, incl. abstracts, and a registration form can be found


From: HPF User Group <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 18:58:48 +0900
Subject: High Performance Fortran User Group

HUG2000: The 4th Annual HPF User Group meeting
October 19-20, 2000
Hotel Inter-Continental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

The advance program (tentative) is now available for HUG2000, the 4th
Annual HPF User Group meeting. See:

The early registration deadline is 19 September, 2000. For registration
information, see:

The meeting provides an opportunity for users of High Performance Fortran
to meet each other, share ideas and experiences, and obtain up-to-date
information on current HPF implementations and future plans.

Program committee

Yoshiki Seo NEC Corp, Japan (co-Chair)
Piyush Mehrotra ICASE, Hampton, USA (co-Chair)
Sigi Benkner Univ. Vienna, Austria
Thomas Brandes GMD, Germany
Barbara Chapman University of Houston, USA
Masahiro Fukuda National Aerospace Laboratory, Japan
Ken Kennedy Rice University, Houston, USA
Chuck Koelbel Rice University, Houston, USA
Hidetoshi Iwashita Fujitsu Limited, Japan
Hiroshi Ohta Hitachi, Ltd., Japan
Hitoshi Sakagami Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan
Vince Schuster Portland Group, Portland, USA
Henk Sips Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Eric de Sturler University of Illinois, Urbana, USA


Organized by
HUG2000 Organizing Committee
National Aerospace Laboratory

Supported by
Fujitsu Limited
Hitachi, Ltd.
NEC Corp.
The Portland Group (PGI)
Japan Association of High Performance Fortran (JAHPF)
Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST)
SIGHPC (Information Processing Society of Japan)

Further information is available at:

Enquiries may be sent to


From: Michael Ng <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 16:34:44 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Workshop on Computational Methods for ODES

A Workshop on Computational Methods for ODES (HKODEW) will be held on
15-16 January 2001 in the Department of Mathematics, The University of
Hong Kong. The topics include linear and nonlinear algebraic techniques,
preconditioning, iterative methods, parallel approaches and the related
problems in the solution of the algebraic systems arising in the ODE codes
based on implicit formulae.

The workshop is open to anyone interested. There is no registration fee.
If you would like to contribute a talk in the workshop, please contact the
organizing committee: Daniele Bertaccini, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza"
( and Michael K. Ng, The University of Hong
Kong (
The details can also be found at:

Remark: The HKODEW workshop is held just after the conference
Auckland Numerical Ordinary Differential Equations (ANODE2001) in
New Zealand (8-12 Jan. 2001) and Hong Kong is an easy stop-over for
many flights from Europe and U.S.


From: Chris Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 22:00:31 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Utah

The University of Utah's School of Computing seeks applicants for
tenure-track faculty positions at all levels. From its original
concentration on computer graphics, Utah's School of Computing has
expanded its focus to include large, multi-investigator efforts
addressing large-scale problems of significant impact in the areas of
CAD/CAM, virtual environments, architecture and systems, VLSI,
scientific computation and visualization, robotics, natural language
processing, and computer vision, as well as a number of individual
investigator research activities. Research areas and course offerings
benefit from the quality and breadth of our faculty and emphasize a
balance of theoretical foundations and practical engineering. As the
School of Computing, we have been funded to expand from 22 to 30
regular faculty members, and we have several open positions. We will
consider strong candidates in all areas of computer science, but we
especially seek candidates in scientific computing & visualization,
and networking.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely
related field. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City,
the hub of a large metropolitan area with excellent cultural
facilities and unsurpassed opportunities for outdoor recreation only a
few minutes drive away. Additional information about the school can
be found at Please send Curriculum Vitae, a
research goals statement, a teaching goals statement, and names and
addresses of at least four references to: Faculty Recruiting
Committee, c/o Shawn Darby, School of Computing, 50 So. Central Campus
Drive, Rm 3190 MEB, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
84112-9205. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer and encourages nominations and
applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable
accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.


From: Eyal Arian <>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 10:27:50 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at Ohio University


Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Applied or
Computational Mathematics beginning September 1, 2001.
The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor;
however, exceptional candidates will be considered for an associate

Minimum qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. and great
promise in research and teaching. We seek candidates who have research
interests that complement those of the department, and are committed to
strengthening our graduate and undergraduate programs. The salary is
competitive, with an excellent fringe benefit package.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2001. Send curriculum
vitae, an outline of research plans, statement on teaching philosophy,
and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics, 321 Morton Hall, Ohio University, Athens,
Ohio 45701-2979.

For more information about the department, see
Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


From: Michael Todd <miketodd@CS.Cornell.EDU>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 15:07:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Cornell

Faculty Positions

Cornell University's School of Operations Research and
Industrial Engineering (see is
seeking candidates for one or more regular faculty positions. The
appointments are expected to be at the rank of tenure-track assistant
professor; however, exceptional scholars at any rank are encouraged to apply.
The search is open to all areas of specialization; specialization in one
or more of financial engineering, applied probability, applied statistics,
simulation, systems engineering or information technology is of particular
interest. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Operations Research, Industrial
Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline
and demonstrable excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants should send a c.v. with supporting materials and arrange for four
letters of recommendation to be sent to Faculty Search Committee, School of
ORIE, Rhodes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. We may be making
several appointments over a three year period; applicants who seek an
appointment beginning by the Fall of 2000 should apply as early as possible,
and no later than January 15, 2000.

Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer


From: Qiang Ye <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 16:25:33 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Kentucky

The Mathematics Department of the University of Kentucky invites
applications for at least two tenure-track assistant professorships
to begin in fall 2001 (subject to budgetary approval). We are
interested in applicants in the areas of discrete mathematics/combinatorial
optimization, numerical partial differential equations and continuum
mechanics/mathematical materials science. However, applicants in other
areas are also welcome. We encourage applications from women and
minorities. Using the AMS application cover sheet, applicants should
submit a vita, a description of research including future plans and
evidence of effective teaching to: Recruiting Committee, Department of
Mathematics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027.
In addition they should arrange to have at least three letters of
recommendation sent to the same address. The deadline for receipt of
applications in 31 December 2000, but we expect to begin evaluating
applications as they are received.
UK is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.


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