- Today's Editor:
- Jack Dongarra
- Computer Science Department
- University of Tennessee
- dongarra@cs.utk.edu
- (Cleve's on vacation)

- Krylov history
- Need for a faster exponential function approximation
- OpenMP version of DPOCO,DPOSL,...
- New Book/Software for Computational Rheology
- LAA contents
- ATHENS-HERCMA 2001 CONFERENCE***
- Winter school in computational mathematics, March 25-30, 2001
- J. Approx. Th. - sep00 TOC
- NEW BOOK:QUANTITATIVE APPROXIMATIONS
- Call for Nominations: SIAG/CST Prize
- Call for Nominations: The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize
- Contents, Optimization Methods and Software
- Discovering Wavelets Grand Valley State Univ
- Postdoctoral Research Position (FEATFLOW Group, University of
- Dortmund)
- PhD fellowships, Norway
- Postdoc position in Computational Biology in the Bioengineering
- Faculty positions at the University of Leeds
- Faculty Position at Tulane University
- Tenure track at Univ. Wyoming
- Job Postings
- NERSC's Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational
- Sciences
- Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics at McGill

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

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From vorst@math.uu.nl Tue Oct 3 05:37:00 2000
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 11:45:12 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Krylov
Mike Botchev (CWI-Amsterdam) has collected some very
nice historical material on the Russian mathematician
A.N. Krylov. You may find this material on my Web page
http://www.math.uu.nl/people/vorst
On this page click either "Krylov" in the text or
"Links+Software"
Henk van der Vorst
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From: "Ouisloumen, Mohamed" <ouislom@westinghouse.com>

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 12:15:57 -0400

Subject: Need for a faster exponential function approximation

I have a big application code where a none negligible amount of time

is spent in calculating exponentials. I am looking for faster ways to

evaluate exponentials. What I really need is the values of exp(-x) for

x=[0,20)

(x is always positive, and exp(-x) < 10^(-8) is considered negligible).

Is there any known approximating function that can be evaluated faster

than

the built-in general exponential function ? Polynomial or rational

function, or tabulation or ....

Your help will be very much appreciated.

Please reply to: ouislom@westinghouse.com

Thanks.

Mohamed Ouisloumen, Ph.D

Westinghouse Electric Company

ouislom@westinghouse.com

Phone: (412) 374-2148

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From: "Peter Slavkovsky" <comcpsla@savba.sk>

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 12:52:05 +0200 (MET DST)

Subject: OpenMP version of DPOCO,DPOSL,...

Dear colleagues,

in the special method for the spectral solution

of differential equations we have used subroutines

DPOCO, DPOSL (LINPACK) and DPOTRF, DPOTRS (LAPACK)

for the single processor version.

Using SGI Origin 2000 system (OS Irix 6.5,

MIPSProF77,90 7.3 compilers) we have produced

OpenMP parallel version of the method. We would

appreciate parallel version of DPOCO, DPOSL,

DPOTRF, DPOTRS for OpenMP Fortran Application

Program Interface (version 1.1 or 1.0).

Is it possible to get OpenMP version of mentioned

subroutines ?

Many thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Peter Slavkovsky

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From WilsonChin@aol.com Sat Sep 30 17:13:48 2000

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 17:21:24 EDT

Subject: New Book/Software for Computational Rheology

Computational Rheology

for Pipeline and Annular Flow

Wilson C. Chin, Ph.D., M.I.T.

Butterworth-Heinemann, Reed Elsevier PLC

A readable text applying modern finite difference methods to general

rheologies on "boundary-conforming, curvilinear" meshes, for ideal and

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set-up to graphical display. Color snapshots of velocity, apparent

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Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the new

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immediately, $495 and $995 USD for Standard and Professional editions.

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

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 19:22:43 -0500 (CDT)

Subject: LAA contents

ContentsDirect from Elsevier Science

=====================================

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 318

Issue : 1-3

Date : 15-Oct-2000

NOTE:

ContentsDirect, which is automatically generated, lists the first author

of each paper and the corresponding author (if different).

Please note that only subscribers can access full text and abstracts

through the provided URLs.

Visit the journal at http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/jnlnr/07738

pp 1-21

Description of the sub-Markov kernel associated to generalized

ultrametric matrices. An algorithmic approach

C. Dellacherie, S. Martnez, J. San Martn

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001932

pp 23-33

A characterization of convex cones of matrices with constant regular

inertia

N. Cohen, I. Lewkowicz

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001269

pp 35-44

Moore-Penrose inverse of set inclusion matrices

R.B. Bapat

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001233

pp 45-52

The algebraic properties of the generalized Pascal functional

matrices associated with the exponential families

X. Zhao, T. Wang

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001324

pp 53-77

The equivalence structure of descriptor representations of systems

with possibly inconsistent initial conditions

U. Baser, J.M. Schumacher

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001579

pp 79-86

On two questions about quaternion matrices

L. Huang

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001543

pp 87-107

Complementary inequalities to inequalities of Jensen and Ando based

on the Mond-Pecaric method

J. Micic, J. Pecaric, Y. Seo

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001609

pp 109-116

Cartesian decompositions and Schatten norms

R. Bhatia, F. Kittaneh

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500002068

pp 117-126

Single elements of matrix incidence algebras

W.E. Longstaff, O. Panaia

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001658

pp 127-144

Partial realization for singular systems in standard form

S. Feldmann, G. Heinig

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001646

pp 145-172

Symmetric failures in symmetric control systems

R. Tanaka, K. Murota

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001610

pp 173-179

A note on affine toric varieties

E. Reyes, R.H. Villarreal, L. Zarate

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S002437950000166X

pp 181-193

Weak crossed products and a generalisation of a result of Sarason

M.R. Alaimia

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001695

pp 195-208

Systems of linear congruences with individual moduli

D.C. Torney, J. Wang

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001737

pp 209-225

Solution of infinite linear systems by automatic adaptive iterations

P. Favati, G. Lotti, O. Menchi, F. Romani

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001774

pp 227

Index

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From eal@aueb.gr Mon Oct 2 04:54:11 2000

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 11:58:13 +0300 (EET DST)

Subject: ATHENS-HERCMA 2001 CONFERENCE***

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

___________________________________________________

THE FIFTH HELLENIC EUROPEAN RESEARCH ON

COMPUTER MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE

___________________________________________________

*** H E R C M A 2001 CONFERENCE ***

Athens, 20-22 September 2001

Framework-Objectives: The 5th Hellenic European Research on Computer

Mathematics & its Applications (HERCMA) Conference will be held in the

Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) on September 20-22,

2001,

in Athens, Greece. This biennial Conference is following the success of

the

HERMIS and HERCMA Conference series, which has been held respectively in

1992-94-96-98 in Athens. The HERCMA 2001 Conference is jointly organized

by

the Department of Informatics of AUEB and the Research Group for

Advanced

Computational Mathematics & Parallel Processing. The main theme within

the

Conference will be Computer Mathematics and its Applications and special

emphasis will be given to Computational Mathematics, High Performance

Computing, Operational Research and Statistics, Mathematics in Economics

and

Industry.

Call for Papers: Papers on all aspects of Computer Mathematics and

Scientific Computing are solicited. Plenary lectures by distinguished

Scientists, who have played a significant role in the advancement of

Computer Mathematics and its Applications will be scheduled in the

scientific program of HERCMA 2001. Non plenary lectures will be held in

several parallel sessions, spanning a broad range of Computer

Mathematics

topics. The Authors should list areas to which their papers belong.

Mini-Symposia (Session) Organizers: Persons interested in organizing a

mini-symposium (technical session) in the framework of the HERCMA 2001

should submit a proposal using the suitable form (which can be found in

the

HERCMA web pages). If the proposed session is accepted for presentation

at

the conference, the Session Organizer will become member of the

Organizing

Committee, and he will be authorized to make the final selection of

papers

for his session.

Conference Chairman: Professor Elias A. LIPITAKIS, Department of

Informatics, AUEB. Director of the Research Group for Advanced

Computational

Mathematics and Parallel Processing (RG-ACMPP).

Scientific Programme Committee:

G. AKRIVIS (Ioannina, GR), O. AXELSSON (Nijmegen, Holland),

C. BAKER (Manchester, UK), A. BACOPOULOS (NTUA, GR),

N. BAKHVALOV (Moscow, Russia), R. BEAUWENS (Brussels, Belgium),

J. BUTCHER (Aucland, New Zealand), V.CAPASSO (Milano, Italy),

P. DEUFLHARD (Berlin, Germany), D. DOBKIN (Princeton, USA),

J.DONGARRA (Tennessee, USA), V. DOUGALIS (Athens, GR),

G. DOUKIDIS (AUEB, GR), E. DRANDAKIS (AUEB, GR),

I. DUFF (RAL-Didcot, England), H. ENGL (Linz, Austria),

W. ENRIGHT (Toronto, Canada), D. EVANS (Nottingham, UK),

G. FILOKYPROU (Athens, GR), E. FLITZANIS (AUEB, GR),

C. FLOUDAS (Princeton, USA), E. GALLOPOULOS (Patras, GR),

W. GANDER (ETH-Zurich, SW), R. GLOWINSKI (Houston, USA),

G. GOLUB (Stanford, USA), B. GUO (Shanghai, China),

A. HADJIDIMOS (Crete, GR), E. HOUSTIS (Purdue, USA),

A. INSELBERG (Tel Aviv, Israel), A. ISERLES (Cambridge, UK),

Y. KEVREKIDIS (Princeton, USA), V. KONSTANTINOU (Westminster, UK),

E. KOUTSOUPIAS (UCLA, USA), P. LIGOMENIDES (Athens, GR),

J-L. LIONS (Paris, France), E.A. LIPITAKIS (AUEB, GR),

V. MAGIROU (AUEB, GR), K. MARGARITIS (Macedonia, GR),

B. MOURRAIN (INRIA-Sophia Antipolis, France), J. PANARETOS (AUEB, GR),

G. PAPAKONSTANTINOU (NTUA, GR), P. PAPAKYRIAZIS (AUEB, GR)

J. PAPADAKIS (Crete, GR), R. PAPADEMETRIOU (Portsmouth, UK),

C. PAPADIMITRIOU (Berkeley, USA), J. PAPADIMITRIOU (Macedonia, GR),

N. PAPAMICHAEL (Nicosia, Cyprus), T. PAPATHEODOROU (Patras, GR),

R. PIESSENS (Leuven, Belgium), O. PIRONNEAU (Paris -INRIA, France),

I. PITAS (Thessaloniki, GR), R. PLEMMONS (Wake-Forest, USA),

A. SAMEH (Purdue, USA),

M. SEPPALA (Helsinki, Finland), A.SIDERIDIS (AU-Athens, GR),

P. SPIRAKIS (Patras, GR), V. THOMEE (Chalmers, Sweden),

J. TSITSIKLIS (MIT-Cambridge, USA), S. TZAFESTAS (NTU-Athens, GR),

H. VAN DER VORST (Utrecht, Holland), R. VARGA (Kent State

University,USA)

B. WEGNER (T.U. Berlin, Germany), E. WELZL (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland),

L. XANTHIS (Westminster, UK), E. XEKALAKI (AUEB, GR),

M. YAMAMOTO (Tokyo, Japan), E. YANNAKOUDAKIS (AUEB, GR)

Submission of Papers

Extended (two pages) abstracts on topics to the themes of the Conference

are

invited by 20th January, 2001. The Authors can submit their abstracts

via

the Conference E-mail and Web Site addresses. Notification of acceptance

will be given by 15th March, 2001 and recommendations concerning the

format

of the accepted papers to be published in the Conference Proceedings

will be

sent to the Authors. The completed (camera-ready) paper will be required

by

30th May, 2001.

Invited Speakers

International authorities, eminent Academicians, Professors and

Researchers

from all over the world have been invited to talk on the most recent

advances on several subjects of the HERCMA 2001 Conference. Among these

the

following distinguished scientists have been invited to talk on related

subjects of their speciality:

Prof. V. CAPASSO, University of Milano, Italy

Prof. R. COIFMAN, Yale University, USA

Prof. P. DIACONIS, Stanford University, USA

Prof. D. KNUTH, Stanford University, USA

Prof. P. LAX, New York University, USA

Prof. P.L. LIONS, University of Paris-Dauphine, France

Prof. K. MEHLHORN, Max Plank Institute, Germany

Prof. R. MERTON*, HBS-University of Harvard, USA

Prof. M. POWELL, University of Cambridge, England

Prof. G. STRANG, M.I.T., USA

Prof. H. VAN DER VORST, University of Utrecht, Holland

(*) Nobel Price 1997 in Economics

Important Dates

Deadline for the submission of the extended abstract 20 January, 2001

Deadline for mini-symposia proposals 20 January, 2001

Notification of acceptance 15 March, 2001

Deadline for the submission of the complete paper 30 May, 2001

Deadline for the early payment 30 May, 2001 =09

Papers submitted after these dates, if they will be accepted, may

presented

in the Conference, but they will not be published in the Conference

Proceedings. The submitted extended abstracts (not over 3-typed A4-pages

with 1.5 spacing, including figures and diagrams) may include the

general

significance of the original research work as well as the detailed

aspects

of the study that is going to be presented, and should be sent to the

HERCMA

2001 scientific committee in the following HERCMA Secretariat address.

For further information please write to:

HERCMA Secretariat

Department of Informatics

Athens University of Economics and Business

76 Patission Street, Athens 10434, Greece

Phone: +(3 01)- 8203 187, Fax: +(3 01)-8203 187 / 8226 204 / 8676

265

E-mail us to: eal@aueb.gr, hercma@aueb.gr,

pek@aueb.gr, mem@aueb.gr, M.Bekakos@aueb.gr

or look at the HERCMA home page at Web:

http://www.aueb.gr/conferences/hercma2001/

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From: Knut-Andreas Lie <Knut-Andreas.Lie@math.sintef.no>

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 14:40:56 +0200

Subject: Winter school in computational mathematics, March 25-30, 2001

WINTER SCHOOL IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS 2001: PARALLEL COMPUTING

A winter school on parallel computing with special emphasis on

Beowulf clusters, will be held at Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway,

March 25-30, 2001.

Preliminary program:

Monday:

introduction to parallel computers

performance analysis

Tuesday:

programming of parallel computers

MPI/OpenMP/PVM

Wednesday:

Domain Decomposition

theory/programming

Thursday:

Beowulf clusters

A Linux cluster will be built on site!

Friday:

Challenging applications

Lecturers:

Professor Gabriel Wittum,

Technical Simulation Group, University of Heidelberg

Professor Aslak Tveito,

Assistant Professor Xing Cai

Scientific Programmer Aasmund Odegaard

Department of Informatics, University of Oslo

Research Director Knut-Andreas Lie

Department of Numerical Simulation, SINTEF Applied Mathematics

Professor Tor Sorevik

Department of Informatics, University of Bergen

More information can be found on the URL address:

http://www.oslo.sintef.no/am/vskoler/

About the winter schools

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

"Winter schools in computational mathematics" is a four-year project

(2001-2004) funded by the Research Council of Norway. The winter

schools will

be held annually and last one week. The schools are aimed at graduate

students and researchers at universities, research institutes and

industry. Advanced undergraduate students are also welcome. The number

of

participants is limited.

The winter schools are held at Norwegian ski resorts and there will be

time in the program for skiing and for other social activities in the

evenings. The winter schools should therefore provide a perfect arena

for

making new contacts with other researchers.

Registration and Accommodation

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

Please send your registration before February 1 2001 to:

Janet Skallerud, SINTEF Applied Mathematics,

Address: P.O. Box 124 Blindern, N-0314 Oslo, Norway.

Phone : (+47) 22 06 75 49

Fax : (+47) 22 06 73 50

Email : Janet.Skallerud@math.sintef.no

The participants must pay for travel and accommodation. We have reserved

rooms

for 25 persons at Dr. Holms Hotel; 17 single and 4 double rooms. The

costs for

these are 890 NOK for single rooms and 850 NOK for double rooms, all

meals

included. The rooms are paid directly to the hotel.

Undergraduate students may apply for a (limited) partial support.

About Geilo and Dr. Holms Hotel

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

Geilo is renowned as one of the best winter sports resorts in Northern

Europe,

located in the mountains between Oslo and Bergen (approximately 4 hours

by

train from each city).

Geilo lies at an altitude of 800 meters with its highest alpine slope

starting

at 1178 meters above sea level. This ensures good snow conditions

throughout the winter. Geilo offers 35 varied and well groomed downhill

slopes

and 18 lifts with a capacity of 22000 persons pr. hour. Moreover, there

are excellent possibilities for cross country, with approximately 500 km

of

trails, both in the valley and in the mountains.

For more information, take a look at:

http://www.skiinfo.no/geilo/engelsk/

Dr. Holms Hotel is a distinguished hotel, with traditions back to 1909,

located almost on top of the ski slopes.

For more information, take a look at: http://www.drholms.no/eframes.html

Knut-Andreas Lie

Department of Numerical Simulation

SINTEF Applied Mathematics

P.O. Box 124 Blindern,

N-0314 OSLO, NORWAY

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

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 15:54:59 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: J. Approx. Th. - sep00 TOC

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 106, Number 1, September

2000

Carl de Boor and Allan Pinkus

Preface

1

V. L. Goncharov

The theory of best approximation of functions

2--57

Vladimir M. Tikhomirov

Commentary: On the article by V. L. Goncharov, ``The theory of the best

approximation of functions''

58--65

M. I. Gil'

Approximations of zeros of entire functions by zeros of polynomials

66--76

Michael I. Ganzburg

Polynomial inequalities on measurable sets and their

applications II. Weighted measures

77--109

Wolfgang Gehlen

Unboundedness of the Lipschitz constants of best polynomial

approximation

110--142

G. Grammel

Approximating with Lipschitz controls

143--154

X.-C. Li and R. Wong

A uniform asymptotic expansion for Krawtchouk polynomials

155--184

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Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 10:34:12 -0500

From: Anastassiou <anastasg@msci.memphis.edu>

Subject: NEW BOOK:QUANTITATIVE APPROXIMATIONS

NEW RESEARCH MONOGRAPH:QUANTITATIVE APPROXIMATIONS,pp.617,Sept.2000

Author:George Anastassiou,University of Memphis

Publisher:Chapman & Hall/CRC,price:$89.95

Suitable: for Math/Engineering libraries,for research and seminars

and advanced Math./Math.-related courses,applied or pure.

Features of book:Addresses both theory and methods of Quantitative

Approximations in detail,from pure to applied mathematics.

Exposes the relevance of quantitative methods and how they apply to many

active research areas.

For the first time is put in book form the greatest variety of

applications of quantitative approximation methods all over mathematics.

Namely applications and research interaction is exhibited in the

following

areas:Neural Networks,Wavelets,Partial Differential Equations,

Semigroups,Stochastics/Statistics,Functional Analysis,

Approximation Theory,Classical Analysis.

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From: bogardo@siam.org

Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 10:18:58 -0400

Subject: Call for Nominations: SIAG/CST Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

SIAM ACTIVITY GROUP ON CONTROL AND SYSTEMS THEORY PRIZE

The SIAG/CST Prize

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

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory will present

the

award at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications,

July 12-14, in San Diego. The prize, the second to be given, is

awarded to a young researcher for outstanding research

contributions,

as determined by the prize committee, to mathematical control or

systems theory. The contributions must be contained in a paper or

papers published in English in peer-reviewed journals.

Eligibility

-----------

The awardee's work must be a significant research contribution to

the

mathematical theory of systems and control, as commonly defined in

the

mathematical and engineering literature. At least one of the

papers

containing this work must be published in English in a

peer-reviewed

journal, bearing a publication date within the award period, and

such

that at least one of the following two requirements is met at the

publication date: either (1) the author is not more than 35 years

old,

or (2) not more than six years have elapsed since the author

received

a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Description of Award

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

The award consists of a plaque and a certificate containing the

citation. The awardee is expected to attend the award ceremony and

to

present the award-winning work at the meeting.

Nominations

-----------

Nominations including a copy of the nominated paper(s) should be

sent by

February 28, 2001 to:

Professor Mary Ann Horn

Chair, SIAG/CST Prize Selection Committee

c/o A. G. Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Selection Committee

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

The members of the selection committee for the award are Mary Ann

Horn, Chair (Vanderbilt University);Marc Q. Jacobs (Air Force

Office of

Scientific Research); Daniel E. Koditschek (University of

Michigan);

Arthur J. Krener (University of California, Davis); and Steven I.

Marcus

(University of Maryland).

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From bogardo@siam.org Fri Oct 6 12:35:32 2000

Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 12:36:36 -0400

Subject: Call for Nominations: The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

Call for Nominations

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

SIAM will present the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the SIAM Annual

Meeting in San Diego, July 9-13, 2001. The award honors the late

Ralph E. Kleinman, a long-time SIAM member and UNIDEL Professor of

Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware and Director of

the Center for the Mathematics of Waves.

Eligibility

-----------

The prize, established in 1998, is awarded to an individual for

outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap

between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level

mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied

problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly

appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a single notable

achievement or for a collection of such achievements. Any member

of

the scientific community who meets the general criteria for the

prize

is eligible to receive the prize.

Description of the Award

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

The prize will consist of a hand-calligraphed, framed certificate

and

a cash award of $5,000 plus travel expenses to the meeting.

Nominations

-----------

A letter of nomination, including a curriculum vita and description

of

the achievement(s) should be sent by February 15, 2001, to:

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize Selection Committee

Professor Michael S. Vogelius, Chair

c/o A. G. Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Supporting letters, or names of knowledgeable persons from whom

such

letters might be solicited, also are welcome.

Selection Committee

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

The members of the selection committee for the award are Michael S.

Vogelius, Chair (Rutgers University); Douglas N. Arnold (The

Pennsylvania State University); Robert V. Kohn (Courant Institute

of

Mathematical Sciences, New York University); Jean Claude Nedelec

(Ecole Polytechnique, France); and Ivar Stakgold (University of

Delaware).

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From: Oleg Burdakov <olbur@mai.liu.se>

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 20:17:25 +0200 (MET DST)

Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)

Volume 14, Numbers 1-2 (October, 2000) - a part of the 2001 subscription

block

Special Issue. The International Conference on Nonlinear Programming

and Variational Inequalities. December 15-18, 1998 (Hong Kong).

Guest Editors: Yaxiang Yuan and Jianzhong Zhang

Ioannis Akrotirianakis and Berc Rustem

A primal-dual interior point algorithm with an exact and

differentiable merit function for nonlinear programming

1-35

P. Charnsethikul

The constrained minimax linear assignment problem

37-48

G. Di Pillo, S. Lucidi and L. Palagi

A superlinearly convergent primal-dual algorithm model for constrained

optimization problems with bounded variables

49-73

N.I.M. Gould, S. Lucidi, M. Roma and Ph.L. Toint

Exploiting negative curvature directions in linesearch methods for

unconstrained optimization

75-98

Stephen G. Nash

A multigrid approach to discretized optimization problems

99-116

Jiri V. Outrata

On mathematical programs with complementarity constraints

117-137

Yufei Yang, Donghui Li and Shuzi Zhou

A trust region method for a semismooth reformulation to variational

inequality problems

139-157

Jinghao Zhu

Applying optimal control method in the optimization of smooth functions

159-168

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/OMS.contents

Instructions for authors, subscription information, free sample copies:

http://www.gbhap.com/Optimization_Methods_Software/

Latex style files:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/STYLES/

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From: Chen Bai <k3sleep@yahoo.com>

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 11:22:55 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: Discovering Wavelets Grand Valley State Univ

Discovering Wavelets

Edward Aboufadel

Steven Schlicker (Both of Grand Valley State Univ.,

Allendale, Michigan)

ISBN: 0-471-33193-7

Hardcover

Price: US$59.95

Pages: 144

Published: Sep 1999

Copyright: 1999

Imprint: Wiley-Interscience

An accessible and practical introduction to wavelets.

With applications in image processing, audio

storation, seismology, and elsewhere, wavelets have

been the subject of growing excitement and interest

over the past several years. Unfortunately, most books

on wavelets are accessible primarily to research

mathematicians. Discovering Wavelets presents basic

and advanced concepts of wavelets in a way that is

accessible to anyone with only a fundamental knowledge

of linear algebra. The basic concepts of wavelet

theory are introduced in the context of an explanation

of how the FBI uses wavelets to compress fingerprint

images. Wavelet theory is further developed in the

setting of function spaces. The book then moves on to

present more advanced topics such as filters,

multiresolution analysis, Daubechies

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From: Stefan Turek <ture@Math.Uni-Dortmund.DE>

Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 15:16:02 +0200 (MET DST)

Subject: Postdoctoral Research Position (FEATFLOW Group, University of

Dortmund)

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Dortmund has the

following

open position:

Post-doc in Numerical Analysis and/or Scientific Computing

The position is integrated in the Numerical Analysis Research Group, and

the duties include independent research in the field of numerical

analysis

for solving PDEs with a view towards further scientific qualification.

Participation in current research projects of the Numerical Analysis

Group

(FEATFLOW/FEAST projects http://www.featflow.de) and in their teaching

activities (see http://www.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de/LS3) is required.

Pre-requisites: Ph.D. in mathematics or computational science, or

closely

related science or engineering disciplines, and research experience in

the

field of mathematical modelling, numerical analysis and computational

simulation of free boundary problems and fluid interfaces for

incompressible

flows.

The salary will be according to the BAT IIa (see

http://www.ukl.uni-freiburg.de/verwalt/dez4/abt_1/bat_text/bat.html),

which roughly amounts to DM 5,500 per month, before taxes. Social

security

and health care is fully covered and staff is entitled to about five

weeks

of paid holidays per year.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. S. Turek (+49 231 755 3075, ture@featflow.de)

Angewandte Mathematik & Numerik

Fachbereich Mathematik, Universitaet Dortmund

44221 Dortmund, Germany

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From: Brynjulf Owren <brynjulf.owren@math.ntnu.no>

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 14:37:26 +0200

Subject: PhD fellowships, Norway

Two PhD fellowships are currently available in the area of

Computational Science under the project "Computational Inner Waves"

supported by the Norwegian Research Council.

One candidate will be based at the Norwegian University of Science and

Technology, (Trondheim), applications due October 13th, 2000.

The other will be based at the University of Oslo, applications due

December 31, 2000. Applications sent by mail should be stamped before

the deadline and arrive no later than two weeks after the deadline.

More information is available on

http://www.math.ntnu.no/~bryn/stratos/stratos.html

Questions may be directed to Brynjulf.Owren@math.ntnu.no (Trondheim)

or John Grue, johng@math.ntnu.no (Oslo).

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From: Teresa Head-Gordon <TLHead-Gordon@lbl.gov>

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 11:23:31 -0700

Subject: Postdoc position in Computational Biology in the Bioengineering

I am seeking a postdoctoral candidate with a Ph.D. within the last

four years in computer science or mathematical optimization in the

general area of computational biology/chemistry and bioinformatics. The

ideal candidate will be responsible for scientific and parallel

programming, as well as scientific writing and presentations. Fluency in

C++ or Fortran, is required, and knowledge of biology, chemistry and

parallel programming skills is preferred. The positions reside in the

Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, is fully funded for one

year starting January 1, 2001, and the appointment is renewable for an

additional year if progress is satisfactory. Please have three letters

of recommendation sent to TLHead-Gordon@lbl.gov, or by snail mail to

Dr. Teresa Head-Gordon

Physical Bisociences Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley, California 94720

After January 1, my new address will be

Department of Bioengineering

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California 94720

A brief description of the project:

Global Optimization Approaches to Protein Structure

Prediction

The protein structure prediction problem is to determine the

three-dimensional arrangement of the protein molecule, given a

protein-solvent potential or free energy surface in accord with the

amino acid sequence. This energy surface is difficult to model reliably

in a global sense, i.e. to ensure that all misfolds are higher in energy

than the correctly folded conformation, and the =93rugged landscape=94

topography of this surface defines the underlying difficulty in finding

the native structure minimum. We have developed a mathematical

optimization approach that makes good predictions of certain aspects of

protein structure, and then manifest the prediction as constraints to

use within both a local optimization algorithm and as guidance within

various global optimization frameworks. The =93implicit=94 hydration

potentials between amino acids in solution derived from

experiment/simulation have been used to define new energy functions for

structure prediction. We would also like to initiate the combined use of

our optimization approach with protein fold recognition algorithms to

refine low-resolution fold predictions to higher level structural

predictions as a means of structurally and functionally annotating whole

genomes. These problems are computationally intensive, and require

effective parallelization implementations to be tractable.

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From: P K Jimack <pkj@comp.leeds.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 19:00:45 +0100 (BST)

Subject: Faculty positions at the University of Leeds

The School of Computing at the University of Leeds, UK, currently has a

number of new permanent posts available at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and

Reader level. Applicants are sought who will strengthen one of our

existing

research groups, which include Scientific Computation, or who will

further

develop our multidisciplinary research activity.

Further details of these positions, including salary scales, and further

information about the University of Leeds and the School of Computing

may

be obtained from our Web pages: http://www.scs.leeds.ac.uk/

The closing date for applications is 19 October 2000.

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From: Ricardo Cortez <cortez@math.tulane.edu>

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 09:54:14 -0500

Subject: Faculty Position at Tulane University

POSITION IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING/NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, TULANE UNIVERSITY - NEW ORLEANS

Pending administrative and budgetary approval, the Mathematics

Department anticipates a regular, tenure-track or tenured position

in Scientific Computing/Numerical Analysis. Applications at all

ranks will be considered. We are especially interested in candidates

whose research includes a strong component of application, and who

welcome collaboration with scientists in other disciplines.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related discipline.

Interested applicants should complete an AMS cover sheet, and send it

along with a CV, a description of their research interests, and a

teaching statement to:

Hiring Committee

Department of Mathematics

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA 70118

USA

Phone: +1 504 865-5727

FAX: +1 504 865-5063

email: ljf@math.tulane.edu

In addition, candidates should have letters of reference from at

least three individuals forwarded to us as part of their application;

at least one of the letters should address the candidate's teaching

performance. Applications will be accepted until the position is

filled. Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Employer that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

We therefore especially encourage applications from underrepresented

groups. More information about Tulane's Mathematics Department can be

found on our web site, http://www.math.tulane.edu.

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From: furtado@everest.uwyo.edu (Fred Furtado)

Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 18:46:20 -0600 (MDT)

Subject: Tenure track at Univ. Wyoming

University of Wyoming

Department of Mathematics

Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics

The University of Wyoming Mathematics Department (Web site

http://math.uwyo.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track

Assistant or Associate Professorship in Applied Mathematics to begin

August 2001. We seek candidates with an earned doctorate in mathematics,

proven teaching ability and strong research in areas of interest in the

department, especially computational mathematics, mathematical modeling,

and numerical analysis. A strong commitment to undergraduate and

graduate advising, outreach instruction and service is also necessary.

Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary research

programs. Additionally, for associate Professor, an established,

externally funded research program is required as part of the track

record of achievement.

Applicants should arrange to send a vitae, research plan,

teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation

to the Applied Search Committee, Department of Mathematics,

University of Wyoming, P. O. Box 3036, Laramie, Wyoming 82071,

U.S.A.. Review of applications begins February 1, 2001.

The University of Wyoming is an affirmative action/equal

opportunity employer.

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From: "SAIC GSC Resumes" <saicgsc@starpower.net>

Subject: Job Postings

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 17:16:00 -0700

General Sciences Corporation, a subsidiary of Science Applications

International Corporation (SAIC), has these immediate openings:

SENIOR PARALLEL PROGRAMMING EXPERT -- GSC #522-NAD - to support the

Data

Assimilation Office (DAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Successful

candidate will work with leading NASA scientists in developing data

assimilation algorithms for the next generation

Physical-space/Finite-volume

Data Assimilation System. The work entails the design, implementation

and

validation of a parallel application targeted for the newest generation

of

supercomputers. The candidate will assume a high degree of

responsibility

for all phases of the software life cycle. Requires M.S. or Ph.D. in

Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computational Mathematics or a

related field and a proven ability in distributed memory and shared

memory

programming for production applications. The candidate should have at

least

3 years of actual parallel programming experience. Experience in

Atmospheric Science is highly desirable.

SCIENTIFIC APPLICATION PROGRAMMER -- GSC #462-NAD - to support the NASA

Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Project (NSIPP) at the Goddard Space

Flight Center. The successful candidate will support ocean data

assimilation and coupled forecast studies on a parallel computing

architecture, by preparing ocean observations for assimilation into an

ocean

model, and for validation of the resulting products; helping with the

implementation, tests and routine runs of the assimilation software;

developing graphics and data analysis software. Applicants should have

at

least one year's experience programming with FORTRAN 90 under a UNIX

environment, experience with shell programming, with running ocean

models,

with analyzing both model and observational data, and a basic knowledge

of

statistics. MS in Meteorology, Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, or

Computer Science. With requisite experience and background, applicants

with

a BS will be considered as well.

SCIENTIFIC APPLICATION PROGRAMMER -- GSC #463-NAD - to support the

NASA

Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Project (NSIPP) at the Goddard Space

Flight Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for

retrieving

and maintaining atmosphere, ocean, and land surface observational data

bases

for model forcing, initialization, assimilation, and validation.

Applicants

should have at least one year's experience programming with FORTRAN 90

and

with C under a UNIX environment, and experience with shell programming.

Experience in analyzing atmospheric and/or oceanographic observations is

also required. MS in Meteorology, Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, or

Computer Science. With requisite experience and background, applicants

with

a BS will be considered as well.

Qualified candidates should send their resume and GSC posting number to:

4600 Powder Mill Rd., Suite 400, Beltsville, MD 20705; FAX:

301-931-3797;

or E-Mail: resumes@gsc.saic.com Visit our websiteat

www.gsc-saic.com An

Affirmative Action Employer

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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 15:30:46 -0700

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

Subject: NERSC's Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in

Computational Sciences

NERSC's Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational

Sciences

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division at

the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is announcing the 2001 Luis

W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship to encourage the development and

application of computational tools to advance scientific research.

The fellowship is named for Dr. Luis W. Alvarez, a Nobel laureate and

physicist who worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and was

one of the first scientists to propose using computing devices for

analyzing experimental data, even before such computers were actually

available.

The Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship enables a recent graduate with a Ph.D.

(or equivalent) to acquire further scientific training and to develop

professional maturity for independent research. Applicants must be

recent graduates (within the past four years) with a strong emphasis

on computing or computational science. The Fellowship is offered as

a one-year term appointment with the possibility of a one-year

renewal. The successful applicant will be compensated with a

competitive salary and excellent benefits. Additionally, the

successful candidate will be assigned a scientific mentor, and will

have access to NERSC's high-performance computing resources. For

further information on the Luis W. Alvarez Post-Doctoral Fellowship,

please refer to http://www.nersc.gov/research/alvarez.html.

Applications for the fellowship are due by January 31, 2001, for an

appointment to coincide with the coming academic year. Interested

applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and three

letters of reference by email to Chris Diesch (CDiesch@lbl.gov).

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From: MartinGander <mgander@math.mcgill.ca>

Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 19:42:38 -0400

Subject: Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics at McGill

McGILL UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS

Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics & Statistic at McGill university is

hiring to fill a tenure track position in applied mathematics in the

coming academic year. Preferred areas include stochastic differential

equations, material science and continuous or discrete optimization.

Candidates will be expected to have considerable expertise in

scientific computation.

Applicants should have a strong background in mathematics and have

demonstrated the capacity for independent research of excellent

quality. Selection criteria include research accomplishments, as well

as potential contributions to the educational programs of the

department at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a

research outline, an account of teaching experience, a statement on

teaching and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least

four references (with one addressing th teaching record) should be

sent to

Professor K. GowriSankaran, Chair

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

McGill University

805 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6

Canada

e-mail: chair@math.mcgill.ca

Candidates must arrange to have the letters of recommendation sent

directly to the above address. Candidates are encouraged to include

copies of up to 3 selected publications or preprints accepted for

publication with their applications.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and in

accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be

given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. However,

applications from all candidates will be considered.

For maximum consideration applications should be received by January

15, 2001.

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