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

- Two Point Boundary Value Problem With a Constraint
- SIAM/AAAS Media Fellowship
- New Book on Computable Analysis
- New Book on C++ and Numeric Computing
- LinAl, a C++/FORTRAN Linear Algebra Library
- Annual Meeting of UK and RoI Section of SIAM
- Seminar in Puerto Rico on Research in the Mathematical Sciences
- Short Course on Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
- GAMM Seminar on Construction of Grid Generation Algorithms
- CFD Canada Training Seminar
- ICFD Conference and Bill Morton Prize
- Conference in Poland on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics
- Faculty Positions at Columbia University
- Faculty Position at University of Michigan, Dearborn
- Faculty Position at University of Tennessee
- Research Positions at University of Neuchatel and ETH Zurich
- Postdoctoral Positions at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
- Postdoctoral Position at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Thesis at the Univ.-Clinic Innsbruck
- Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Application
- Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

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From: Ravi C Venkatesan <rcv_dac@giaspn01.vsnl.net.in>

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:07:17 +0530 (IST)

**Subject: Two Point Boundary Value Problem With a Constraint**

Dear Colleagues,

I have two second order ODE's which reqire a shooting method to solve the

two point BVP required for their solution.

They are:

[x1(t)^2 + x2(t)^2+l]*x1''(t) + [x1(t)*x1'(t) + x2(t)*x2'(t)]*x1'(t)=0

and

[x1(t)^2 + x2(t)^2+l]*x2''(t) + [x1(t)*x1'(t) + x2(t)*x2'(t)]*x2'(t)=0

Here, x1'(t)=d x1(t)/dt,. , x1''(t)= d^2 x1(t)/d t^2 = d x1'(t)/d t,..

Also, l is a constant. I would like to request pointers to codes in BOTH

C++ and F 77/90. Further, a description of using the concerned routines

would be GREATLY appreciated. Herein, we have a constraint that at EVERY

point along the trajectory, the relationship x1'(t)^2 + x2'(t)^2 = 1 MUST

HOLD !.

Thanks for your time, and I look forward to recieving a reponse in the near

future.

Regards

Ravi

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 14:40:23 -0500

**Subject: SIAM/AAAS Media Fellowship**

SIAM/AAAS MASS MEDIA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FELLOWS PROGRAM

This program supports a fellowship in the AAAS Mass Media Science and

Engineering Fellows Program.

For a 10-week period in the summer, the AAAS Mass Media Science and

Engineering Fellows Program places advanced students in the natural

and social sciences and engineering at radio stations, television

stations, newspapers, and magazines throughout the United States.

The goal of the program is to strengthen the connections between

science and the media. The fellowship provides scientists and

engineers opportunities to: (1) observe and participate in the process

by which events and ideas become news; (2) improve their communication

skills by learning to describe complex technical subjects in a manner

comprehensible to nonspecialists; and (3) increase their understanding

of editorial decision making and the way in which information is

effectively disseminated. This program is for students pursuing

degrees in the natural and social sciences and engineering. Students

majoring in English, journalism, science journalism, or other

nontechnical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.

SIAM WILL SPONSOR ONE STUDENT FOR A AAAS MASS MEDIA SCIENCE AND

ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP FOR THE SUMMER OF 2001.

SIAM invites applications from advanced undergraduate and graduate

students and postdocs in applied mathematics and computational

science.

An application form is available from Joanna Littleton in the SIAM office.

You may contact her via e-mail (littleton@siam.org) or telephone

(215-382-9800, Ext.303). In addition to the application form, the student

must also submit writing samples, resume, letters of recommendation, and

academic transcripts to be considered for the Fellowship.

The deadline for receipt of applications is JANUARY 15, 2001.

Please contact Joanna Littleton if you have any questions about this program.

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

From: Klaus Weihrauch <Klaus.Weihrauch@FernUni-Hagen.de>

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:21:02 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: New Book on Computable Analysis**

The topic of the following new textbook is "interdisciplinary"

in the gap between computability theory and numerical analysis.

So it might be of interest to members of the na-net mailing list.

Klaus Weihrauch

COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS, AN INTRODUCTION

Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000

285 pp., 44 figs., more than 400 exercises.

For more information see the Springer page

http://www.springer.de/cgi-bin/search_book.pl?isbn=3-540-66817-9

or the author's page

http://www.informatik.fernuni-hagen.de/thi1/klaus.weihrauch/book.html

with links to Chapters 1 and 4.

For immediate information, here are the blurb and the chapter titles.

The Blurb

Is the exponential function computable? Are union and intersection of

closed subsets of the real plane computable? Are differentiation and

integration computable operators? Is zero finding for complex

polynomials computable? Is the Mandelbrot set decidable? And in

case of computability, what is the computational complexity?

Computable analysis supplies exact definitions for these and many

other similar questions and tries to solve them.

Merging fundamental concepts of analysis and recursion theory to a

new exciting theory, this book provides a solid fundament for

studying various aspects of computability and complexity in analysis.

It is the result of an introductory course given for several years and is

written in a style suitable for graduate-level and senior students in

computer science and mathematics. Many examples illustrate the

new concepts while numerous exercises of varying difficulty extend

the material and stimulate readers to work actively on the text.

Chapters

1.Introduction

2.Computability on the Cantor Space

3.Naming Systems

4.Computability on the Real Numbers

5.Computability on Closed, Open and Compact Sets

6.Spaces of Continuous Functions

7.Computational Complexity

8.Some Extensions

9.Other Approaches to Computable Analysis

References

Index

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

From: Daoqi Yang <yang@math.wayne.edu>

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:00:36 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: New Book on C++ and Numeric Computing**

I am glad to announce the publication of the book:

C++ and Object Oriented Numeric Computing for Scientists and Engineers

Daoqi Yang

Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, ISBN:0-387-98990-0, 450 pages, $49.95

http://www.springer-ny.com/detail.tpl?ISBN=0387989900

This book intends to be an easy, concise, but rather complete

introduction to the ISO/ANSI C++ language, with applications to

object oriented numeric computation for students and professionals

in science and engineering. It introduces concepts, techniques,

and standard libraries of C++ in a manner that is easy to understand

using examples such as vectors, matrices, complex numbers, and

integrals, which are familiar and useful to a typical student or

professonal in science and engineering.

Besides introducing basic and advanced features of C++, the book

contains an introduction and C++ programs for many numeric methods

such as polynomial interpolation, numerical integration, direct and

iterative algorithms for solving systems of linear equations in

real and complex domains, methods for solving nonlinear equations,

ordinary and partial differential equations with real and complex

coefficients. These methods are fundamental in scientific and

engineering computing.

This book gives numerous examples and techniques on how to reduce

(C and Fortran style) run-time overhead and improve program efficiency

and elegancy. Such techniques include function objects (to replace

function call overhead), deferred evaluation for operator overloading,

expression templates, template metaprograms, and replacing certain virtual

functions by templates. It also introduces tools on how to manage source

files, create libraries, and debug and profile programs.

The book can be used as a textbook for students in science and engineering

and a reference book for experienced scientific C++ programmers.

Daoqi Yang

Department of Mathematics

Wayne State University

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

From: Roland Krause <roland@esrd.com>

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 11:20:42 -0600

**Subject: LinAl, a C++/FORTRAN Linear Algebra Library**

LinAl is a simple, easy to use and efficient linear algebra library.

LinAl was designed to bring together C++ and FORTRAN. After all, FORTRAN

is the one and only true language for numerical computations anyway ;-).

At the same time LinAl is supposed to be easy to use, fast and reasonably

save. With respect to the tradeoff between speed and safety, certain

compromises were made, whereby emphasis was put on simplicity and speed.

The library LinAl is based on STL techniques and uses STL containers for the

storage of matrix data and STL algorithms where feasible.

Low level, algebraic operators, linear solvers and eigenvalue solvers are

implemented, based on calls to BLAS, LAPACK and CGSOLX. Implementation of

a Lanzos eigensolver is planned.

LinAl features the following storage classes:

Matrix - pure virtual base class

MatrixC<Tp> - base class , column oriented

MatrixFD - full storage, column oriented , double precision

MatrixFI - full storage, column oriented , integer

MatrixSD - symmetrical , column oriented , double precision

MatrixBD - banded , column oriented , double precision

VectorD - vector , column oriented , double precision

VectorI - vector , column oriented , integer

MatrixSP - sparse , column compressed , double precision

The classes are reference counted and implemented with copy on write.

LinAl implements algebraic operators (+-*/) for its storage types where

they are meaningful. Additionally, functions to solve linear equation

systems are implemented. The implementation of all computationally intensive

operations is based on calls to LAPACK and BLAS.

LinAl is a small library with an emphasis on speed and ease of use. It does

not provide more than the above one- and two-dimensional arrays. LinAl is not

intended to provide storage container classes for arbitrary data types.

Instead the intention for LinAl is to have a small, fast set of classes that

interface well with existing software libraries such as LAPACK.

LinAl is not intended to compete with Blitz, TNT or Espresso, all of which are

excellent libraries that are strongly recommended to the interested reader.

LinAl was initially created as part of the p-version finite element code AdhoC.

If you are interested in LinAl, visit the LinAl homepage at

http://linal.sourceforge.net/ where you can obtain information about how to

download and use LinAl. Additionally you will find "Open Source" infrastructure,

such as a mailing list and CVS access from the LinAl homepage.

LinAl is published under the LGPL, the lesser general public license of the

GNU project (see www.gnu.org for details). If you need a more liberal

license so that you can incorporate LinAl into your own commercial or

non commercial projects, please drop me a line. LinAl is Copyright 1999-2000

by Roland Krause. LinAl comes with standard disclaimers, see the license

file for details.

Best regards

Roland Krause

Visiting Research Associate - Center for Computational Mechanics

Washington University, Saint Louis

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

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

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 09:20:51 GMT

**Subject: Annual Meeting of UK and RoI Section of SIAM**

The 2001 ANNUAL MEETING of the

UK and Republic of Ireland Section of SIAM

will be held on

Friday 5th January, 2001

at

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

For further details, including the schedule for the day, please visit:

http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/siam/meet01.html

or e-mail:

pkj@comp.leeds.ac.uk

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

From: Pablo Negron <pnm@cuhwww.upr.clu.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:05:58 -0400

**Subject: Seminar in Puerto Rico on Research in the Mathematical Sciences**

Title

XVI Inter-University Seminar on Research in the Mathematical Sciences

Date

February 23-24, 2001

Location

University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, PR/USA

Information

The 16th Inter-University Seminar on Research in the Mathematical Sciences

(SIDIM for its name in Spanish) will be held at the Humacao Campus of the

University of Puerto Rico during the 23 and 24 of February, 2001. The SIDIM

activities will include:

a) a talk by Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota, Duluth, for students;

b) a poster session for undergraduate and graduate students;

c) plenary talks by J. Gallian and Susan Landau, Sun Microsystems

Laboratories;

d) several parallel sessions of contributed talks in the general areas of

pure and applied mathematics, computer science, statistics and mathematics

education;

e) exhibition booths with books, computers, and recruiters from universities

with graduate programs.

Abstracts for contributed talks or posters should be sent by email to

sidim@cuhwww.upr.clu.edu in any one of the standard formats: TeX, Latex

(preferred), MS Word, Word Perfect, etc., or in diskette to the following

address: SIDIM 2001, Attn: Pablo V. Negr

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From: Brigitte Toro <b.f.toro@numeritek.com>

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:08:47 +0000

**Subject: Short Course on Hyperbolic Conservation Laws**

FINITE VOLUME UPWIND AND CENTRED METHODS FOR

HYPERBOLIC CONSERVATION LAWS

With application to:

I: COMPRESSIBLE GAS DYNAMICS, and

II: FREE-SURFACE SHALLOW FLOWS

Place: BARCELONA, Spain, Avenida Hotel Palace

Date: Monday 2nd to Friday 6th April 2001

Lecturer: Professor E. F. Toro, OBE

Organisers: Numeritek Limited UK

COST: students #450, academics #900, non-academics #1200.

There will be a 10% reduction if registered before 31st January 2001.

In addition to tuitions and a set of lecture notes, each participant will

receive, free of charge, a copy of the full software library

"NUMERICA, a Library of Source Codes for Teaching Research

and Applications", worth #1300. Details of the software are

found on http://www.numeritek.com

CONTENTS include: Basics on conservation laws and numerical

methods; exact and approximate Riemann solvers, the upwind

method of Godunov and high-order variants such MUSCL-

Hancock, PLM, GRP and WAF; TVD methods; approximate Riemann

solvers include: Roe's method, Osher-Solomon, Harten-Lax-van

Leer (HLL) and the HLLC variant; Flux Vector Splitting; Schemes

for source terms and multi-dimensions. Special topics include:

centred methods, non-coservative methods, ENO schemes, ADER

schemes,gridding approaches, implicit methods, application

to multi-phase flows.

PARTICIPANTS who would benefit from the course include: research

scientists and engineers in industry, research laboratories,

consultancy and academic orgainisations; post-doctoral research

assistants and PhD students;academics involved in teaching and

research on numerical methods,fluid dynamics and mathematical modelling.

The course may also be useful to scientists in managerial positions,

who would benefit from exposure to modern computational techniques

and their potential benefits to industry.

TUTORIALS. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to

actively participate in practical sesions using NUMERICA.

THE LECTURER is author of more than 100 research publications,

including two textbooks,e.g. "Riemann Solvers and Numerical Methods

for Fluid Dynamics". Second Edition, 624 pages. Springer-Verlag,

1999, ISBN 3-540-65996-8. See Amazon Customer Reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3540659668/numeritekwebsite/002-0541493-1273839

FURTHER DETAILS on the course are available on http://www.numeritek.com

Please send inquiries to: course@numeritek.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Brigitte Toro

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

From: Kai Helms <khe@mis.mpg.de>

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 17:58:54 +0100

**Subject: GAMM Seminar on Construction of Grid Generation Algorithms**

Second announcement

Dear colleagues,

on February 1st to 3rd, 2001, the=20

17th GAMM-Seminar Leipzig on

Construction of Grid Generation Algorithms

will be held at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences.

Chairmanship: Wolfgang Hackbusch (Leipzig)

Ulrich Langer (Linz)

Location: Max-Planck-Institute

for Mathematics in the Sciences,

Leipzig, Germany

Invited speakers: Markus Gross (Z=FCrich, Switzerland)

Joachim Sch=F6berl (Linz, Austria)

Mark S. Shephard (Troy, USA)

For more information, please visit our website

http://www.mis.mpg.de/conferences/gamm/

With best regards,

Kai Helms

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

From: Dorothee Bonnet <bonnet@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:50:24 -0500

**Subject: CFD Canada Training Seminar**

CFD Canada will conduct training seminar for industrial engineers on Dec.

4th-6th, 2000 at CERCA.

Title: Solving Industrial Problems using Advanced Engineering Software for

Fluid Flow, Heat, Chemical and Stress Analysis

Location: Center for Research on Computation and its Applications -

http://www.cerca.umontreal.ca

5160 D=E9carie Blvd., suite 400, Montr=E9al,

Qu=E9bec H3X 2H9, CANADA

This training course provides three days of hands-on training for industrial

engineers and scientists on use of latest software technologies for heat,

flow, stress and transport related problems. Course instructor has over 10

years experience of solving such problems in industrial, consulting and

academic settings. CFD-ACE+ software package from CFDRC

(http://www.cfdrc.com) will be extensively utilized during training. The

registration fee is $ 1450 (CAD) or $970 (USD) which includes supplementary

training materials.

See http://www.cerca.umontreal.ca/science/events/2000.12.04.html

to download tentative program and registration form.

To sign up please fill out registration form fill out registration form on

the back and mail or fax it to CERCA at (514) 369-3880.

For additional information please contact Doroth=E9e Bonnet at=

1-514-369-5200

or email to info@cerca.umontreal.ca=20

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

From: Bette Byrne <Bette.Byrne@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 14:27:07

**Subject: ICFD Conference and Bill Morton Prize**

ICFD CONFERENCE ON NUMERICAL METHODS FOR FLUID DYNAMICS

26-29 MARCH 2001

INCORPORATING THE BILL MORTON PRIZE

ABSTRACTS

Two page abstracts for contributed papers should be submitted by

27 NOVEMBER 2000

stating a preference for oral or poster presentation.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 23 January 2001. Papers accepted

For oral presentation will be required at the meeting for publication in the proceedings,

immediately after the Conference.

For further information see:

http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/bette.byrne/1annb.html

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From: Roman Wyrzykowski <roman@k2.pcz.czest.pl>

Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 00:27:45 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Poland on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics**

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

PPAM'2001: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL PROCESSING

AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Naleczow, Poland

September 9-12, 2001

http://www.k2.pcz.czest.pl/~roman/ppam2001

* Organized in-cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied

Mathematics (SIAM).

* PPAM'2001 is a Satellite Event to the FIRST SIAM-EMS Conference,

September 3-6, 2001 Berlin, Germany.

The format of the Fourth International Conference on Parallel Processing and

Applied Mathematics (PPAM'2001) will follow the pattern set by its successful

predecessors, the PPAM'94, PPAM'97 and PPAM'99 conferences, which were held in

Czestochowa, Zakopane and Kazimierz Dolny, respectively. PPAM'2001 is dedicated

to a broad variety of subject areas within parallel and distributed processing,

including theory and applications. The Conference is also intended as an open

forum in the field of applied mathematics. An important goal of PPAM'2001 is to

foster communication and cooperation between communities studying problems

in this field and communities involved in parallel/distributed computations.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited) to:

* Models of parallel/distributed computation

* Parallel/Distributed architectures

* Parallel/Distributed algorithms

* Parallelization and mapping techniques

* Object-oriented methods in parallel/distributed computing

* Software tools and environments for parallel/distributed processing

* Cluster computing and grids

* Numerical methods in general

* Numerical linear algebra

* Methods of solving differential equations

* Optimization methods in general

* Genetic algorithms

* Mathematical and computer methods in mechanics, material processing, biology

and medicine, physics, chemistry, business, environmental modeling, etc.

* Numerical and non-numerical applications of parallel/distributed processing

* HPC for business enterprise computing

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (tentative list)

- Viktor Decyk University of California, USA

- Ewa Deelman University of Southern California, USA

- Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA

- Andrzej Goscinski Deakin University, Australia

- Fred Gustavson IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

- Janusz Kowalik Boeing Company, USA

- Timothy Mattson Intel Corporation, USA

- Charles Norton Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, USA

- Marcin Paprzycki University of Southern Mississippi, USA

- Yousef Saad University of Minnesota, USA

- Horst D. Simon Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

- Boleslaw K. Szymanski Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

- Kevin Theobald University of Delaware, USA

- Denis Trystram University of Grenoble, France

- Jerzy Wasniewski Technical University of Denmark

TUTORIALS (preliminary list)

- Performance analysis and prediction by: Pallas, Germany

- Numerical interval arithmetic by: Bill Walster, SUN, USA

- OpenMP by: Timothy Mattson, Intel Corporation, USA

- Numerical linear algebra, LAPACK

CONFERENCE OFFICE

PPAM'2001

Institute of Mathematics & Computer Science

Technical University of Czestochowa

Dabrowskiego 73

42-200 Czestochowa

Poland

Tel./Fax +(48)(34) 3250-331

e-mail roman@k2.pcz.czest.pl

http://www.k2.pcz.czest.pl/~roman/ppam2001

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

From: Don Goldfarb <gold@ieor.columbia.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:30:21 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Columbia University**

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Industrial Engineering and

Operations Research Department

Faculty Positions

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research invites

applications for two tenure-track faculty appointments starting July 1, 2001.

We seek individuals with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Operations

Research, or a related field with strong methodological training

and outstanding research ability and potential. Candidates with research

and teaching interests in logistics, electronic commerce and supply chain

management are particularly encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates

with research and teaching interests in other

areas of industrial engineering and operations research such as

optimization, stochastic systems and financial engineering will also be

considered. Senior candidates must have a distinguished record of achievement.

The appointee is expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses,

be actively involved in research, and supervise doctoral students.

Information about the Department is available on our World Wide Web site:

http://www.ieor.columbia.edu.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and

especially welcomes applications from qualified women and minorities.

Applicants should send a current resume, at least three reference letters

and copies of publications by January 15, 2001 to:

Chairman, Search Committee, Department of Industrial Engineering and

Operations Research, 331 S.W. Mudd, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.

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

From: Jennifer Zhao <xich@umd.umich.edu>

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 10:44:55 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Michigan, Dearborn**

Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (www.umd.umich.edu/casl/math) plans to

fill a tenure-track position starting in September 2001, at the Assistant

Professor level. The position requires a Ph.D. in an area of applied or

computational mathematics by September 2001. A research area of applied

discrete modeling is preferred. Teaching capability in applied mathematics is

required. Excellence in research and teaching are required for tenure.

Interest in developing undergraduate and graduate curricula in applied mathematics,

especially computational mathematics, is desired. The teaching load is 18 credit

hours per academic year. Assistant professors receive one course released time per

year for each of the first three years.

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

From: Bob Ward <ward@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:27:06 -0500

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

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESEEE

Department of Computer Science

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3450

The Department of Computer Science seeks to fill a tenure-track

faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate

Professor beginning Fall 2001. Applicants must have a doctoral

degree in Computer Science or a related area. Applicants must

have a strong interest in research. Although preference will be

given to research areas that complement the department's existing

programs, applicants with research interests in any major field in

computer science will be considered.

The Department has numerous, fully networked workstations (SUN,

IBM, SGI, DEC, DELL) for students and faculty. In addition, the

department has parallel computers of various architectures available

in-house, as well as several clusters of high-performance

workstations and Pentium processors connected via high speed

communications. NSF has awarded the department a $2 million grant

to establish a campus-wide computational grid for research on

middleware and applications. The department is or has been a member

of several national consortia including the NSF Science and

Technology Center for Research in Parallel Computing, the DOE

Partnership in Computational Science, and NSF=92s National Partnership

for Advanced Computational Infrastructure. Faculty members

collaborate with scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and

have access to their facilities.

Please respond to search@cs.utk.edu. The mailing address is Search

Coordinator, Department of Computer Science, 203 Claxton Complex,

1122 Volunteer Blvd., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

37996-3450. Additional information about the department is available

from URL http://www.cs.utk.edu.

UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution

in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Bob Ward * Phone: 865-974-5067 * http://www.cs.utk.edu/~ward

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From: Peter Arbenz <arbenz@inf.ethz.ch>

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 13:42:28 +0100

**Subject: Research Positions at University of Neuchatel and ETH Zurich**

PhD fellowship on PARALLEL COMPUTING

Applications are invited for a Ph.D. studentships (research

assistantship) in the Department of Computer Science, University

of Neuchatel and ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

The project aims to extend recent research in the development of

parallel algorithms and efficient numerical tools for solving

large-scale econometric estimation problems. The various

aspects of the research include:

o Development of numerically efficient methods for solving

econometric estimation problems.

o The computational efficient solution of the various matrix

problems arising in the estimation methods.

o Parallelization of the algorithms.

Research is expected to be pursued in the three areas listed

above. The weight of research carried out into each topic will

depend on the skills of the researcher(s).

Applicants should be able to demonstrate good knowledge in two

of the following: Parallel Computing, Numerical Linear Algebra,

and Econometrics & Statistics (Linear Models). The working

language will be English.

Requests for further details and application in the form of CV

(ascii, ps or pdf files - NO word documents) should be directed

to:

Erricos J. Kontoghiorghes <erricos.kontoghiorghes@info.unine.ch>

or

Peter Arbenz <arbenz@inf.ethz.ch>

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From: Bruno Sportisse <sportisse@cermics.enpc.fr>

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:39:54 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees**

Two postdoctoral positions.

INRIA Cooperative Research Action COMODE (COupling MOdels and Data for Environment)

Web site: http://binky.enpc.fr/~sportiss/medee.html

Two postdoctoral positions of ten months are opened in the INRIA C.R.A

COMODE from November 2000. The objective of the action is to investigate the

use of adjoint models and to develop new methods for inverse modeling and data

assimilation mainly in atmospheric sciences. The generic theme is the search for

"optimal observations" (how to choose the location of a measurement

network ? what measurements to do ?).

The first post-doc deals with atmospheric chemistry (common project

between the Air team at ENPC, Paris, and CERFACS in Toulouse). The second

post-doc deals with radiative transfer (common project between the Air Project, INRIA

Paris, and the Air Team, ENPC, Paris).

Motivated candidates must have experience in any or all of the following

categories:

computational science

atmospheric sciences

differentiation tools

adjoint modeling

These positions are immediately available.

For consideration, send a complete CV by e-mail to :

Bruno Sportisse

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees

Cite Descartes

F 77455 Champs sur Marne, FRANCE

tel : 33 1 64 15 35 77

fax : 33 1 64 15 37 64

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

From: E. F. Toro <E.F.Toro@doc.mmu.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 16:04:59 +0000

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Manchester Metropolitan University**

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW;

NUMERICAL METHODS FOR TWO-PHASE FLOWS

A post-doctoral research fellow/assistant is required for a period of

18 months, to carry out research on numerical methods for two-phase flows,

in the context of nuclear reactor safefy.

The position has arisen as a result of a succesful bid for a FRAME V European

project. This involves nine European partner organizations. The project, called

ASTAR, has the objective of developing advanced three-dimensional two-phase flow

simulation tools for application to reactor safety. Periodic progress meetings

will be held in various European countries and thus some travelling will be involved.

Candidates are expected have completed a PhD in applied/computational mathematics,

with a strong component on the numerical analysis of hyperbolic conservation laws.

It also expected that candidates be familiar with the physics of compressible

flows, shock waves and mathematical modelling of multiphase flows. The ideal

candidate will have experience with finite volume high-resolution upwind methods

of the Godunov type and as well as a good, recent, publication record in reputable

international journals.

Further particulars can be obtained from Professor E. F. Toro,

Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan

University, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK. Tel. +44 (0) 161 247 3593

email: e.f.toro@doc.mmu.ac.uk

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From: Klaus Rheinberger <klaus.rheinberger@uibk.ac.at>

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 15:15:06 +0100

**Subject: Thesis at the Univ.-Clinic Innsbruck**

Thesis at the Univ.-Clinic Innsbruck

Financial support: 800 Euro per month + social security

Topic: "Flow and Pressure Simulation in the Lungs"

Candidates background: The candidate for this thesis should have a good

programming background. Knowledge on aerodynamics is desirable but not condition.

Additional information: Different simulation models of the lungs should

be investigated (a lumped parameter model and an aerodynamic model of

the upper airways based on CT-data and V-p-measurements of the lung

segments). We use ACSL and FIDAP-FLUENT for our simulations. Previous

knowledge about these software packages is not necessary. Flow

experiments in pig lungs will be used to validate the simulations.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Anton Amann, University Clinic for Anesthesia and

General Intensive Care, Anichstr. 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone

+43-512-504-4636, e-mail anton.amann@uibk.ac.at.

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

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 14:07:55 -0600

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Analysis and Application**

Table of Contents:JoCAAA,Vol.2,No.4,2000

1)"A new critical behavior for nonlinear Wave Equations",Qi S.Zhang,277.

2)"A new ADI scheme for solving three-dimensional Parabolic Equations

with first-order derivatives and variable coefficients",W.Dai and

R.Nassar,...293.

3)"Stability of Spherical Hermite Interpolation using Radial basis

functions",Z.Luo and J.Levesley,.....309.

4)"Computing eigenvalues of Lommel type equations by the sampling

method",A.Boumenir,...323.

5)"The Sampling Theorem and Several Equivalent Results in Analysis",

J.R.Higgins,G.Schmeisser,and J.J.Voss,...333.

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

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:45:28 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)

Volume 14, Number 3 (December, 2000) - a part of the 2001 subscription block

Z.-Q. Luo, J.F. Sturm and S. Zhang,

Conic convex programming and self-dual embedding

169-218

C. Zopounidis and M. Doumpos

Building additive utilities for multi-group hierarchical

discrimination: the M.H.DIS method

219-240

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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