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From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 13:33:41 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Jerzy Wasniewski's Birthday Lecture

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Jerzy Wasniewski of the Danish
Computing Center for Research and Education ( UNI-C ) will give a lecture
as follows:

Title: "A look back: 44 years of scientific computing".

Place: Technical University of Denmark, bldg. 305, room 053,
DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark

Time: January 16, 2001 at 14:00 (2 PM).

A reception will be held after the lecture.


From: Wolfram Research <>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 15:57:00 -0600
Subject: J/Link Connection Between Mathematica and Java

Wolfram Research is pleased to announce the release of the newest
version of J/Link. J/Link integrates Mathematica and Java in two ways:

It lets you call Mathematica from Java using a very high-level API,
making Java an ideal language for writing all types of MathLink programs.

It lets you call Java from Mathematica in a completely transparent way,
effectively expanding the capabilities of Mathematica to include
everything available in Java.

The current version is 1.1.2, which adds some improvements over earlier
1.1.x releases, including the version that ships with Mathematica 4.1. To
see a list of new features, go to

To download the newest J/Link, go to


From: T. E. Simos <>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 18:15:14 +0200
Subject: New Journal, Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering

Dear Colleagues,

I feel very happy to announce you the creation by Cambridge
International Science Publishing of a new journal entitled:
Journal of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering.

Journal of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering
(JCMASE) is a multidisciplinary-interdisciplinary journal on computational
methods. Original papers on computational and numerical methods in any
area of Applied Sciences and Engineering will be published in the journal.
Review papers on computational and numerical methods can also be published.
Research Notes (Letters to the Editor) will also be published in the new
journal after a very fast peer-review. Descriptions of programs on
computational and numerical methods applied in real problems in Applied
Sciences and Engineering will be published in this journal. In near future,
a Library (called: Computational Applied Sciences and Engineering Library)
will be created in which all these programs will be available to the
subscribers of the journal.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The papers of any kind (original, review, letters)
must be send to the Postal Address of the Editorial
Office of the Journal given below

Dr. T.E. Simos
Editor-in-Chief JCMASE
Section of Mathematics, Department of Civil Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace, GR-671 00 Xanthi, Greece

Postal Address:
26 Menelaou Street, Amfithea Paleon Faliron
GR-175 64 Athens, Greece

For more information about the new journal, please visit the URL address
of the journal:

Sincerely yours

Dr. T.E. Simos
Editor-in-Chief JCMASE


From: David Griffiths <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 12:44:46 GMT
Subject: Dundee NA Conference 2001


University of Dundee
Scotland, UK

Tuesday 26 June - Friday 29 June, 2001

The 19th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis will be held at the West
Park Conference Centre, University of Dundee from Tuesday 26 June - Friday
29 June, 2001.

The A. R. Mitchell lecture will be given by

Professor Arieh Iserles.

The other Principal Speakers will include

Zhaojun Bai Susanne C Brenner Howard C Elman
Anders Forsgren David Gottlieb Nick I M Gould
Wolfgang Hackbusch Rainer Kress Ben Leimkuhler
Alfio Quarteroni Andrew M Stuart Lloyd N Trefethen
Steve J Wright

The after-dinner speech will be given by Professor Chus Sanz Serna of
the University of Valladolid.

Abstract deadline: 18 May, 2001.
Registration deadline: 1 June, 2001

Futher details including facilities for online registration and abstract
submission are available from the conference web site:

Gene Wachspress has offered to hold a workshop on ADI methods for Lyapunov
matrix equations on the Monday afternoon preceding the conference, subject
to numbers. Please let the organizers know as soon as possible whether you
would like to participate. It may be necessary to make a small charge to
cover costs.

Organizing Secretaries: David F. Griffiths
G. Alistair Watson.

Address for correspondence

Dr D. F. Griffiths
Numerical Analysis Conference
Department of Mathematics
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK

Telephone: +44(1382)344467/344471
FAX : +44(1382)345516


From: Sabine Van Huffel <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 17:20:48 +0100
Subject: Workshop on TLS and Errors-in-Variables Modeling

3rd International Workshop on TLS and ERRORS-IN-VARIABLES MODELING
August 27--29, 2001 Arenberg castle, Leuven, Belgium
Second Announcement and Call for Papers

This interdisciplinary workshop is a continuation of 2 previous workshops
which were held in Leuven, Belgium, August 1991 and 1996, and aims to
bring together numerical analysts, statisticians, engineers, economists,
chemists, etc. in order to discuss recent advances in Total Least Squares
(TLS) techniques and errors-in-variables modeling.

Papers, in particular overview papers, are solicited for technical sessions
on TLS Concepts and Properties, TLS Algorithms and TLS Applications.

Authors are invited to submit 4 copies of an extended summary (2--4 pages)
for review. Fax number and email should be provided if possible. Overview
papers will be presented as lecture, the other ones in poster form.
Authors of accepted contributions will be asked to prepare a version for
publication in the proceedings book published by Birkhauser.

Submission of summary: February 15,2001
Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2001
Submission of camera-ready paper: July 1, 2001

Conference committee: S. Van Huffel and P. Lemmerling (chairpersons), B.
De Moor, Y. Amemiya, L. Gleser,G. Golub, B. Ottersten, R. Pintelon,
G. W. Stewart and P. Van Dooren.

Workshop secretariat: Ida Tassens <>
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, ESAT-SISTA/COSIC, Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
tel : 32/16/32.17.09 fax : 32/16/32.19.70

For more details, see


From: Y.-C. Lin <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 17:31:44 +0800
Subject: Conference in Taiwan on Parallel and Distributed Computing

The Second International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications, and Techniques
(PDCAT 2001)
Tamkang University
July 9-11, 2001, Taipei, Taiwan

New Deadline for Submission of Papers: January 15, 2001

The main focus for PDCAT 2001 will be parallel and distributed computing and
networks viewed from the three perspectives of networks and architectures,
software systems, and algorithms and applications. For details, please visit:
PDCAT 2001 Website:
Mirror site:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results and experience are
solicited. The cover page of each paper should include
(1) title of the paper;
(2) full name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, and
fax number of each author;
(3) name of the corresponding author;
(4) an abstract; and
(5) keywords, at least one of them from the list of topics.
Papers must not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, including tables and figures.
Each page except for the cover should have a page number. Please send your
papers in the PostScript or PDF format as an attachment to your submission
e-mail to the program chair at The attached file name
should be something like or, especially when your last name is
very common, If you submit more than one paper, your last
name should be followed by a number, e.g., The e-mail should (1)
include all the information on the cover page and (2) state that, should the
paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the conference to
present the work.

Paper and Proposal Submissions Due: January 15, 2001
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: March 15, 2001
Camera-ready Papers Due: April 15, 2001


From: Chuck Gartland <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 22:13:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Kent State University

Kent State University
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Kent, OH 44242

Tenure-Track Positions in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis

We invite applications for one or more tenure-track positions (pending
budget approval) in the areas of applied mathematics and numerical
analysis. The appointments are to be at the assistant-professor level
and are to begin August 18, 2001. Candidates are required to have a
Ph.D. within the mathematical sciences. Preference will be given to
candidates with some postdoctoral experience.

Candidates are expected to have strong potential in research
(including the potential to attract external funding) and in teaching.
They should also be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary
outreach of the department and to support established research

Candidates in applied mathematics should have a strong background in
classical applied mathematics. Preference will given to candidates
with some background in computation. Specializations of particular
interest include (but are not limited to) mathematical biology,
mathematics of finance, materials science, and optics.

In numerical analysis, preference will be given to candidates with
backgrounds in at least one of the following areas: numerical linear
algebra, partial differential equations, and optimization.

The Kent State Campus is a spacious, residential campus serving more
than 20,000 students. It is situated in a small university town
within 30 miles of the major metropolitan area of Cleveland. The
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is in the College of
Arts and Sciences and houses programs through the doctoral level in
applied mathematics, computer science, and pure mathematics. It
currently consists of 24 faculty in mathematics and 15 in computer
science. The department has an extensive computer network for faculty
and student use.

Applicants should send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with the
names of at least three references to the Applied Mathematics Search
Committee at the above address. Applicants are also requested to use
the AMS standardized application format, forms for which are available
through the American Mathematical Society (
Applications may be submitted via e-mail to Screening of applicants will begin
immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 13:57:43 +0100
Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Southern Denmark

Applications are invited for two open positions in Mathematical
Modelling and Control at The Mads Clausen Institute, University
of Southern Denmark. Further details on how to apply can be found
at our web site

Deadline for Applications: January 5, 2001
For more information about the position or institution/company:


From: Charles Romine <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 12:33:46 -0500
Subject: Alston S. Householder Fellowship at ORNL

ALSTON S. HOUSEHOLDER Fellowship in Scientific Computing

The Computer Science & Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory (ORNL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for the 2001
Alston S. Householder Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The Fellowship
honors Dr. Alston S. Householder, founding director of the Mathematics
Division (now CSM) at ORNL and recognizes his seminal research contributions
to the fields of numerical analysis and scientific computing.

Funding for the Householder Fellowship comes from the Computational
Mathematics Project, which is supported by the Office of Mathematical,
Information, and Computational Sciences of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Each Householder Fellowship is a one-year appointment (potentially
renewable for a second year) that provides access to state-of-the-art
computational facilities (high-performance workstations and parallel
architectures), and collaborative research opportunities in active
research programs in advanced scientific computing and computational
sciences. The Fellowship offers a competitive salary, fringe benefits,
and travel opportunities.

The purpose of the Householder Fellowship is to promote innovative
research in scientific computing on advanced computer architectures and
to facilitate technology transfer from the laboratory research
environment to industry and academia through advanced training of new
computational scientists.

For more information, visit our web site at

Position requires a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, or statistics
(completed no more than three years prior to the appointment). Must have a
strong background and research interest in large-scale scientific computing.
To apply, send resume, statement of research, and three letters of
recommendation by March 31, 2001, to: Householder Fellowship, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, Dept. NANET-01ASHF, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN

Finalists for the Fellowship will be invited to visit ORNL to present a
seminar and visit the area. The selection committee's final decision will
be made in May 2001. The selected Fellow must be available to begin the
appointment during CY 2001.

ORNL, a multiprogram research facility managed by UT-Battelle for the
U.S. Department of Energy, is an equal opportunity employer committed to
building and maintaining a diverse work force.


From: Ronald F Boisvert <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 09:57:04 -0500
Subject: NIST Postdoctoral Associateship Program

Reminder: The deadline for applicants to the NIST/NRC Postdoctoral
Research Program is January 15.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking
applicants for two-year postdoctoral appointments at its research
laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder CO. The program, which
is administered by the US National Research Council, is limited to
US citizens. Applicants are being sought in the broad areas of
Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, Mathematical Algorithms
and Software, and Mathematical Reference Data.

Further information can be found at


From: Yves Bourgault <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 11:29:21 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Research Positions at the University of Ottawa

The High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL), a joint
organisation between four universities (Queen's, Ottawa, Carleton and
RMC-Kingston - see offers two
research associate positions at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Job Summary:

Provide scientific and technical support to researchers utilizing HPCVL
facilities. This may include developing new or enhancing existing
programs, help in the porting of computer codes to achieve parallelism
with appropriate speed-up, assisting and giving advice regarding the
adapting of mathematical techniques to the parallel programming
environment, and advising on the appropriate methods and models for
database construction and use. The position may include working with
outside agencies in order to share information, organize training and
collaborating programs. May participate in other special projects such as
the organization of workshops and symposia and the preparation or
presentation of material at such events.


Masters or PhD in a relevant field of the computational sciences with
experience in a research-computing environment (e.g., computational
physics, quantum chemistry, bioinformatics, applied mathematics,
electrical engineering). Ability to navigate in large scientific computing
codes and to rapidly identify the elements relating to portability and
parallelism issues. Salary range from 51,636$CDN to 71,000$CDN depending
on experience.

Resume's accepted until January 5th 2001. Send resume to the address
mentionned on the webpage given below.

For more details, see the description at


From: Howard Elman <>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:48:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Maryland

Postdoc in Stochastic Finite Elements at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland Department of Computer Science announces a
post-doctoral research position in the area of numerical algorithms for
problems in computational acoustics and stochastic processes. Initial
work would focus on development and testing of algorithms for problems in
acoustics with uncertain data. The position is funded by the U.S. Office
of Naval Research.

The ideal candidate would have a strong background in numerical algorithms
for partial differential equations and finite element methods and a good
knowledge of statistics, but candidates with lesser, related, backgrounds
will be considered. Applicants are expected to have completed their
doctorate during the 2000-2001 academic year, or within the past two years.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of
research interests and two letters of reference to

Dianne O'Leary
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

by ordinary mail or email, or

Howard Elman

(email only).


From: Claire Adjiman <>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 19:54:25 -0000
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Imperial College, UK

Centre for Process Systems Engineering

Post-Doctoral Position
Numerical Algorithms for Calculation of Properties of Complex Materials

The Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) is an established
world-class research group. Significant industrial involvement in the
Centre's research programme means there are excellent opportunities to work
collaboratively with industry.

This new post-doctoral position is part of a wider EPSRC-funded project
seeking to establish an integrated methodology for advanced thermodynamics
in process modelling. More specifically, the project is concerned with the
effective utilisation of the SAFT equation of state within process modelling
tools. SAFT permits the accurate characterisation of the properties of
complex materials like polymers, oil products, electrolytes, refrigerants,
and it is gaining increasing acceptance in the chemical industry.

The candidate's work will be focused on the mathematical and numerical
properties of the SAFT equation, and its efficient numerical solution. The
latter is particularly important in the context of process simulations that
may typically require solving the SAFT equation hundreds or even thousand s
of times.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in Applied or Numerical Mathematics,
Engineering or Physics, with good background in numerical methods and
computer programming. Some familiarity with thermodynamic property
calculations, though not essential, would be considered an advantage.

This position is available for up to 3 years with a salary on the RAIA Scale.
The intention is to fill the post as soon as possible. Applicants should
send a CV, a statement of their professional interests (not longer than 1 page)
and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three
technical referees to: Dr. Claire Adjiman, Centre for Process Systems
Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Prince
Consort Road, London SW7 2BY. Tel: +44 (0)20 7594-6638;
Fax: +44 (0)20 7594 6606; email:

Closing date: 13 January 2000

The College is striving towards Equal Opportunities


From: Angelika Dieses <Angelika.Dieses@IWR.Uni-Heidelberg.De>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 15:15:01 +0100
Subject: Ph. D. Scholarships at University of Heidelberg

The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of the
University of Heidelberg announces the opening of the new Graduate College
"Complex Processes: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization" starting on
Januar 01, 2001. The spectrum of interdisciplinary topics includes applied
analysis, numerical analysis, discrete and continuous optimization,
statistics, parallelization, computer animation, quantum chemistry,
reaction kinetics, environmental physics, astrophysics and molecular

At this point 12 Ph.D. scholarships are offered. The positions
are for two years. A prolongation for one additional year is possible.
Interested candidates should be younger than 28 years and have a degree
with grades significantly above average. Applications (curriculum vitae,
copies of certificates, two letters of recommendation and a brief
description of special areas of research and scientific interest) should
be received by us no later than January 15, 2001:

Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c. H.G. Bock, GK at IWR, University of Heidelberg, Im
Neuenheimer Feld 368, 69120 Heidelberg, Phone: 06221/54-8238,
Fax: 06221/54-5444,

Ph.D. projects will generally be interdiscplinary and are supervised by
two professors from different areas of research. Suggested Ph.D. topics
and further information can be found at


From: Do Y. Kwak <>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 15:28:29 +0900
Subject: Contents, Journal of the Korean SIAM

Volume 4, Number 2, 2000

Degree elevation of B-spline curves and its matrix representation
Byung-Gook Lee and Yunbeom Park

Relationships between American puts and caoos on futures contracts
Suk Joon Byun and In Joon Kim

Analysis of one-dimensional cellular automata over
Sung-Jin Cho, Han-Doo Kim and Un-Sook Choi

A modified self-avoiding walk model on the square lattice with reflecting
and absorbing barriers
Junho Song

Error estimates for first order GDM on one-dimentional
elliptic and parabolic problems
Jing Gong and Qian Li

Optimality for multiobjective fractional variational programming
Cheonglai Jo and Dosang Kim

Boundary controllability of delay integrodifferential systems in banach spaces
K. Balachandran and E. R. Anandhi

Hedging Option Portfolios with Transaction Costs and Bandwidth
Seki Kim

On the convergence of Quadrature rule for Singular Integral Equations
Seki Kim

A parallel iterative algorithm for solving the eigenvalue problem of symmetric
Ran Baik

Legendre Tau method for the 2-D stokes problem
SeRan Jun, Sungkwon Kang and YongHoon Kwon

Comparison of multigrid performance for higher order scheme with 5-point scheme
Mun. S. Han, Do Y. Kwak and Jun S. Lee

Fatigue analysis of electromyographic signal based on stationary wavelet
Young Seock Lee, Jin Lee

Heat transfor from each surface for a 3-D thermally asymmetric rectangular fin
Hyung Suk Kang


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