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From: Hanson <>
Date: 23 Sep 2001 15:30:23 -0500
Subject: Biswa Datta Honored at Conference in Turkey

Biswa Datta Honored at an International Conference in Turkey

At the First International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and
Nonlinear Modelling held under the auspices of the International
Federation of Nonlinear Analysis (IFNA) in Fethiye, Turkey, July
17-23,2001, Biswa Datta was awarded a plaque of honor by the Governor
of the Province of Fethiye with the following citation:

"This plaque is awarded to Professor B. N. Datta, USA in recognition of
his outstanding contributions and plenary talk at the First
International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Nonlinear Modelling,
held in Fethiye, Turkey".

Signed - Behcet SAATCI, Mayor of Fethiye
Fethiye, July 23, 2001

An official picture of Biswa with the Governor, Mayor, Vice Mayor and
the Chairman of the conference Alemdar Hassanov was taken at the
conclusion of the award ceremony.

At the commencement ceremony of the conference, Biswa was interviewed
by CNN-Turkey about the significance of the conference and his

Biswa delivered a one-hour plenary talk entitled "Recent Developments
on Computational Methods for Feedback Control in Distributed Parameter
Systems" at this conference.

The details of the award together with a photograph of the award
ceremony can be found at the NIU's Department of Mathematical Sciences


From: Stan Kerr <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 17:46:26 -0500
Subject: CACM Algorithm 164 Wanted

This is posted on behalf of Anatoly Krivitsky <>,
to whom replies should be sent.

Mr. Krivitsky is seeking a machine readable form of CACM algorithm
164 (orthogonal polynomial least squares surface fit), from 1963. The
algorithm was published in Algol, so he would undoubtedly be seeking
a translation into a current language, or a better algorithm. I'm not
qualified to look for better algorithms in current literature or
software libraries, so I'm asking the assistance of NA Digest
subscribers. It would probably be best to first ask Mr. Krivitsky
what he needs to do.

Thanks for anything you can do to help him.

Stan Kerr <>
University of Illinois/CCSO


From: Giovanni Samaey <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 17:47:01 +0200
Subject: Seeking Models for Delay Equations with State Dependent Delays

Dear NA-net readers,

We have written an extension of the MATLAB package DDE-BIFTOOL
(bifurcation analysis of delay differential equations) towards state
dependent delays and towards the computation of homoclinic and
heteroclinic orbits (for constant delays).

In order to test this code thoroughly before releasing it, we are
looking for interesting models arising in applications.

If you have a model of differential equations with state dependent
delays, please contact .
If you have a model of delay differential equations which might exhibit
homoclinic or heteroclinic orbits, please contact .

Thanks in advance,
Tatyana and Giovanni


From: Joseph Shinnerl <shinnerl@CS.UCLA.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 12:29:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: UCLA Multilevel Optimization Workshop Rescheduled

The UCLA IPAM Workshop on Multilevel Optimization in VLSICAD
has been rescheduled for Dec. 3--5, 2001. We again invite you to
attend. Please visit
for more information and online registration.

Joe Shinnerl and Jason Cong


From: James Crowley <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:09:55 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: SIAM Meetings in Boston Postponed

The tragic events of the past week have made it necessary to
postpone the SIAM Imaging Science and Life Sciences Conferences.

SIAM's leadership has reluctantly made the decision to
POSTPONE the first SIAM Conference on Imaging Science and
the first SIAM Conference on Life Sciences, scheduled for
September 22 -24 and September 24 -26 respectively in Boston.

After much thought and deliberation, we have come to the
realization that the severity of the situation and the
uncertainties of travel prevent us from providing a high
quality conference. We believe that it is in the best
interests of our members and our conference participants to
postpone both conferences until a future date.

We need your help in getting out the word to everyone who
intended to come to this meeting.

We have made every effort to contact organizers, speakers,
and participants. However, in some cases, co-authors of
papers to be presented at the conferences that intended to
register on-site may not have been contacted. Therefore we
request that minisymposium organizers inform the speakers in
their sessions and the presenters of papers inform their
co-authors of this decision. Speakers, please acknowledge
receipt of this message to

hotel 1-800-225-2008 to cancel your hotel reservations. Be
sure to get a confirmation number. Also, be sure to cancel
all travel arrangements.

Full registration refunds will be issued to everyone who
registered for these conferences. Refunds will be issued in
the method in which they were paid. Please be patient.
SIAM will issue these refunds as quickly as possible.

The Conference Department is working with the Organizers and
the hotel to reschedule these conferences in 2002. Please
check the websites or for additional updates.

The November SIAM Conference on Geometric Design in
Sacramento will be held as scheduled.

James M. Crowley
SIAM, Executive Director


From: Alison Bogardo <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:04:08 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations for SIAM Reid Prize


The Reid Prize

SIAM will present the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at SIAM's 50th
Anniversary Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 8-12.
The award will be given for research in, or other contributions to,
the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control
theory. The prize may be given either for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements.


The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who
meets the general guidelines of the prize description above.

Description of Award

The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize.


A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s)
should be sent by February 1, 2002 to:

Professor John A. Burns
Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are John A. Burns, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University (chair); Ruth F. Curtain,
University of Groningen; James G. Glimm, State University of New York
at Stony Brook; Max D. Gunzburger, Iowa State University; and Arthur
J. Krener, University of California, Davis.


From: Alison Bogardo <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 14:31:41 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations for SIAM DiPrima Prize


The DiPrima Prize

SIAM will present the award at the SIAM 50th Anniversary and Annual
Meeting in Philadelphia, July 8-12, 2002. The award honors the memory
of Richard C. DiPrima, long-time chair of the Department of
Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and past
President and energetic supporter of SIAM. The award, to be given to
a young scientist, will be based on an outstanding doctoral
dissertation in applied mathematics.


Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral
dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during
the period running from three years prior to the award date to one
year prior to the award date (July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2001). The
doctorate must have been awarded at least eight months prior to the
award date. The requirements for the doctorate must have been
equivalent to those for an American doctorate. It is preferable but
not necessary that the recipient be a member of SIAM. Selection is
based on the dissertations of the candidates. The dissertations must
represent topics of applied mathematics (defined as those topics
covered by the SIAM journals). They must be submitted in English. An
English translation is acceptable.


Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation (in English),
should be sent by December 31, 2001 to:

Professor Joseph Flaherty
Chair, Selection Committee
Richard C. DiPrima Prize
c/o Allison Bogardo
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Description of the Award

The award consists of a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate and a
cash prize of $1,000. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be
paid by the prize fund.

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are Joseph Flaherty, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute (chair); Russel Caflisch, UCLA; James Meiss,
University of Colorado at Boulder.


From: Vadim Olshevsky <>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 16:46:46 -0400
Subject: New Book on Structured Matrices


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of the two volumes

Structured Matrices in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering,
Volumes I and II (Vadim Olshevsky, editor), American Mathematical Society,
Contemporary Mathematics Series, Vol. 280 and 281, Providence, Rhode
Island, 2001.

for the description, and for the link to the AMS bookstore
(the book can be purchased online).

Vadim Olshevsky

Volume I. Contents.

Interpolation and approximation
H. Dym -- Structured matrices, reproducing kernels and interpolation
V. Olshevsky and A. Shokrollahi -- A superfast algorithm for confluent
rational tangential interpolation problem via matrix-vector
multiplication for confluent Cauchy-like matrices
S. A. Goreinov and E. E. Tyrtyshnikov -- The maximal-volume concept
in approximation by low-rank matrices
M. H. Gutknecht -- A matrix interpretation of the extended Euclidean
V. M. Adukov -- The essential polynomial approach to convergence of
matrix Pade approximants
System theory, signal and image processing
P. Dewilde -- Systems of low Hankel rank: A survey
E. Kofidis and P. A. Regalia -- Tensor approximation and signal
processing applications
I. K. Proudler -- Exploiting Toeplitz-like structure in adaptive
filtering algorithms using signal flow graphs
N. Mastronardi, P. Lemmerling, and S. Van Huffel -- The structured
total least squares problem
W. K. Cochran, R. J. Plemmons, and T. C. Torgersen -- Exploiting
Toeplitz structure in atmospheric image restoration
Control theory
A. C. Antoulas, D. C. Sorensen, and S. Gugercin -- A survey of model
reduction methods for large-scale systems
B. N. Datta and D. R. Sarkissian -- Theory and computations of some
inverse Eigenvalue problems for the quadratic pencil
D. Calvetti, B. Lewis, and L. Reichel -- Partial Eigenvalue
assignment for large linear control systems
H. Fa=DFbender and P. Benner -- A hybrid method for the numerical
solution of discrete-time algebraic Riccati equations
Spectral properties. Conditioning
A. B=F6ttcher and S. Grudsky -- Condition numbers of large
Toeplitz-like matrices
V. Olshevsky and D. Fasino -- How bad are symmetric Pick
M. Fiedler -- Spectral properties of real Hankel matrices
L. Elsner and S. Friedland -- Conjectures and remarks on the limit
of the spectral radius of nonnegative and block Toeplitz matrices

Volume II. Contents

Fast algorithms
G. Heinig and V. Olshevsky -- The Schur algorithm for matrices with
Hessenberg displacement structure
Y. Eidelman and I. Gohberg -- Fast inversion algorithms for a class
of block structured matrices
S. Chandrasekaran and M. Gu -- A fast and stable solver for recursively
semi-separable systems of linear equations
Numerical issues
M. Stewart -- Stability properties of several variants of the unitary
Hessenberg $QR$ algorithm
M. Kim, H. Park, and L. Eld=E9n -- Comparison of algorithms for Toeplitz
least squares and symmetric positive definite linear systems
G. Heinig -- Stability of Toeplitz matrix inversion formulas
J. Demmel and P. Koev -- Necessary and sufficient conditions for
accurate and efficient rational function evaluation and factorizations
of rational matrices
M. Van Barel and A. Bultheel -- Updating and downdating of
orthonormal polynomial vectors and some applications
P. C. Hansen and P. Yalamov -- Rank-revealing decompositions of
symmetric Toeplitz matrices
Iterative methods. Preconditioners
R. H. Chan, M. K. Ng, and A. M. Yip -- A survey of preconditioners for
ill-conditioned Toeplitz systems
D. Potts and G. Steidl -- Preconditioning of Hermitian
block-Toeplitz-Toeplitz-block matrices by level-1 preconditioners
Linear algebra and various applications
D. A. Bini and B. Meini -- Approximate displacement rank and
W. F. Trench -- Properties of some generalizations of
Kac-Murdock-Szeg=F6 matrices
G. Heinig and K. Rost -- Efficient inversion formulas for
Toeplitz-plus-Hankel matrices using trigonometric transformations
L. Gemignani -- On a generalization of Poincar=E9's theorem for matrix
difference equations arising from root-finding problems
L. Rodman -- Completions of triangular matrices: A survey of results
and open problems
S. S. Capizzano and C. T. Possio -- Positive representation formulas
for finite difference discretizations of (elliptic) second order PDEs
P. Tilli -- On some problems involving invariant norms and Hadamard
Y. S. Choi, I. Koltracht, and P. J. McKenna -- A generalization of the
Perron-Frobenius theorem for non-linear perturbations of Stiltjes
M. J. C. Gover and A. M. Byrne -- The Rhombus matrix: Definition
and properties


From: Jacques Blanc-Talon <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:54:23 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Special Issue on Image Processing

CALL FOR PAPERS - Special issue of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering on:
Guest Editor: Jacques Blanc-Talon

The journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering is planning to publish a
special issue on Multi-Sensor Image Processing Techniques & Systems. Topics of
interest include (but are not limited to):

- New sensors and technologies. Visible and infrared, Hyperspectral imagery,
Very long range radar, UV, Remote sensing, Range imaging, Lidar imagery,
Acousto-optic technology, Sonar imaging, Laser measurements and imaging,
Medical imaging, etc.

- Theoretical aspects. Probabilistic model-based data fusion, New aspects on
data Fusion, Multimodal and multisensor aspects, etc.

- Multisensor systems evaluation. Statistical analysis, Empirical techniques,

- Applications. Medical applications, Haptic systems, Remote Sensing, Mining
and oil industry, Waste management, Pollution control, Video surveillance,
Civil and military robotics, Aerospace navigation, Traffic control, Chemical
industry, Food industry, Chemometrics, etc.

ICAE is a scholarly research journal with a primary focus on novel
computational modeling. Authors are invited to contact the Guest Editor and
indicate their intent to submit a paper for possible publication in the special
issue as soon as possible. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3
referees on the journal standard review form. Submission of a manuscript
implies that it is the author's original unpublished work and is not being
submitted for publication elsewhere. Please send 5 copies of your original
manuscript (10 to 30 pages) by January 4, 2002 to the Guest Editor:

Jacques Blanc-Talon, Department of Geography-Geomatics-Perception (GIP) Centre
Technique d'Arcueil (CTA), 94114, Arcueil c=E9dex FRANCE
Fax: +33-1-42.3 1.99.64,

In addition, please send one copy to Prof. H. Adeli, Editor-in-Chief of ICAE,
Dept. Of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, The Ohio
State University, 470 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210,

The notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by March 2002. In
case you or your library is not a subscriber to the journal we urge you to
familiarize yourself with the format and scope of the journal before submission.
You can request a complimentary sample copy of the journal from the Dutch
publisher of the journal, IOS Press, Nieuwe Hemweg 6B, 1013 BG Amsterdam,
The Netherlands (, Fax in Netherlands: 31-20-620 3419, Fax in
U.S.A.: 1-703-323 3668).


From: Tim Tautges <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 17:23:38 -0500
Subject: Symposium in Vienna on Computational Geometry


Symposium on Computational Geometry
for Mechanics and Applications (SOCGMA)
July 7-12, 2002
Vienna, Austria

To be held in conjunction with
Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics

Geometric models are the basis for the construction of domain
discretizations used in many computational mechanics
simulations. Geometry is a bottleneck in these simulations because of
the work required to convert a typical CAD model into the desired
analysis model. Furthermore, there are growing opportunities to use
geometry to support advanced techniques like geometry-fitted adaptive
mesh refinement, smooth-surface contact detection, and coarsening of
mesh models. We invite submissions describing geometric algorithms
used during all stages of the mechanics analysis process.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

.Reconstruction of smooth surfaces from facet data
.Geometric detail suppression
.Geometry support for boundary condition evaluation in FEA
.Smooth-surface contact detection and enforcement in FEA
.Feature-based decomposition for hexahedral mesh generation
.Dimensional reduction of geometric models
.Generation of medial axis transform and applications in mechanics
.Generic interfaces to geometric modelers
.Geometric complexity assessment for mesh generation
.Geometry-fitted adaptive mesh refinement
.Geometry acquisition from biological or scanned data
."Virtual geometry" representations and applications
.Geometry-based sizing for mesh generation
.Design optimization on model geometry
.Geometry support for parallel or distributed mechanics simulations

Special journal issue:

Selected papers of sufficient quality will be published in a special
issue of the International Journal for Computational Geometry and
Applications (

Important dates:

Submission of abstract: November 15, 2001
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2001
Submission of full paper: July 12, 2002 (at the conference)

For further information:

Dr. Timothy J. Tautges
Sandia National Labs/
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 263-8485
Fax: (608) 263-4499


From: Martin Gutknecht <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 15:59:43 +0200 (MDT)
Subject: Conference in Zurich on 50 Years of CG Extended

The upcoming conference commemorating 50 years of conjugate gradients
has been extended in scope and duration. In particular, there will
be additional 6 talks on large-scale applications, and the conference
will continue till Thursday noon. Here is an updated announcement:

Latsis-Symposium 2002
A conference commemorating 50 years of conjugate gradients
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
18 -- 21 February 2002

In 1952, M. Hestenes and E. Stiefel published their seminal paper
``Methods of conjugate gradients for solving linear systems''
in J. Research Nat. Bur. Standards 49 (1952), 409--436''.
This conference has the purpose to commemorate this event, review
the early and later developments of the conjugate gradient and other
Krylov space methods and their preconditioning as well as competing
iterative methods for solving linear systems. Lectures on various
applications relying on such solvers will be presented too.

There will also be a celebration of Professor Gene Golub's 70th birthday.
For decades, he has been a promotor of the conjugate gradient method and
related tools in numerical analysis.


Walter Gander Martin Gutknecht


Ron Boisvert Martin Gutknecht Mike Saunders
Tony Chan Franklin Luk Zdenek Strakos
Jack Dongarra Paul Saylor Paul Van Dooren
Walter Gander


Fritz L. Bauer Michael Griebel Chris Paige
Bernd Beckermann Van Henson Youcef Saad
Howard Elman Urs Hochstrasser Wei-Pai Tang
Charbel Farhat Tim Kelley Ray Tuminaro
Roland Freund Gerard Meurant Gene Wachspress
Anne Greenbaum Dianne O'Leary Gabriel Wittum


The conference will take place in the main building of ETH Zurich
in the center of the city of Zurich. Four 45-minute invited talks
are planned for each morning, and 30-minute slots for contributed
talks in two parallel sessions are anticipated for the afternoons.
Public talks will be given by Fritz L. Bauer and Urs Hochstrasser.
A special session and banquet on Tuesday, Feb. 19, will celebrate
Gene Golub's 70th birthday. A poster session may also be held
(posters could be on display during the whole conference).
The conference will start on Monday morning and end at noon on


The conference is primarily sponsored by the Latsis Foundation,
which is linked to ETH Zurich. There is also a notable financial
contribution from the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST), where Hestenes and Stiefel met and wrote their joint paper.


Abstracts of contributed talks/posters: December 1, 2001
Acceptance of contributed talks/posters: December 20, 2001
Registration (payment): January 15, 2002

Currently the conference Website, which will allow one to register
and to submit abstracts, is not yet set up.


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 09:23:46 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Graduate Course in Belgium on Applied Interval Analysis

In November, Luc Jaulin, Michel Kieffer and Eric Walter, the authors of the
recent book on Applied Interval Analysis, will teach a graduate course
"Interval Analysis for Identification, State Estimation and Robust Control"(in English) based on this book. This course will be taught at a graduate school in
systems and control in Belgium. Prof. P. Van Dooren, the director of the
programme committee has made it clear that the graduate school is open to

Detailed information about this course and others organized by the school
can be found at

together with the application form.

The link to this course has been added to the Courses part of the interval
computations webpage


From: Dirk Laurie <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:21:03 +0200
Subject: Conference in South Africa on Numerical and Applied Mathematics

The 26th South African Conference on Numerical and Applied Mathematics
will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 3--5 April 2002. The focus
of the conference has traditionally been in Numerical Analysis, but has
recently been broadened to include Applied Mathematics in general.

Stellenbosch is an historic town set amid mountains in the winelands
near Cape Town.

Invitations to present plenary talks accepted at the time of writing:
Alan Edelman (MIT)
James Lyness (Argonne Natinal Laboratory)
John Miller (Trinity College, Dublin)

More details, including a call for papers, e-mail addresses of the
organizers, and touristic information, is available on the conference
web page


From: Hideaki Kaneko <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 14:50:21 -0400
Subject: Chair Position at Old Dominion University


Applications and Nominations are invited for the position of Department
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.
The faculty seek a dynamic personality with a distinguished record of
scholarly productivity, excellent communication and administrative skills
who will provide leadership in faculty and staff development. The
successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a mathematical science, be
eligible for appointment as Full Professor, and demonstrate a strong
commitment to promoting continued growth of the department's research and
educational programs and to developing interdisciplinary research

Old Dominion University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive
institution with 19,000 students and over 600 full-time faculty. The
Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of seven degree-granting
units in the College of Sciences and currently has 25 full-time faculty.
The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Current research in
the department focuses on various areas of applied and computational
mathematics and statistics such as theoretical and computational fluid
dynamics, elasticity and fracture mechanics, radiation transport,
acoustics, finite element analysis, optimization, mathematical biology and
biostatistics. The department is participating in a nine-institution
cooperative agreement from the DOE under the Scientific Discovery through
Advanced Computing (SciDAC) initiative to build an integrated software
infrastructure center for partial differential equation-based modeling. A
Center for Computational Science headed by previous chair Dr. David Keyes,
in which the department plays a prominent role, is currently being
established. Excellent collaborative research and educational
opportunities are available at the NASA-Langley Research Center, Thomas
Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Eastern Virginia Medical School
and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, as well as in
the other departments within the university.

Interested individuals should forward a letter-of-interest, a copy of their
curriculum vitae and three names and addresses of reference to Ms. Milissa
L. Story, Recruitment Administrator, Office of the Dean, College of
Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0163. Nominations of
candidates may also be sent and will be welcome. A full review of
applications will begin on 15 November 2001 and will continue until the
position is filled.

Further information regarding the department and this position may be
obtained at


From: James Nagy <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 08:54:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at Emory University


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University,
invites applications for an anticipated tenure track Assistant
Professorship or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate
Professor or Professor, effective 2002-2003. Applicants must have a
research program in computational mathematics and hold
a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
The department offers several undergraduate programs,
a PhD in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science, and applicants
should have strong records, or promise, as undergraduate and
graduate teachers.

Emory University has embarked on an ambitious building program for the
sciences and mathematics, and we expect substantial growth in departmental
and interdepartmental education and research programs. Key to our
development is expansion of a computational math and science research group.
Primary research interests must be numerical analysis, applied mathematics
or high performance computing, with preference for individuals whose
application areas enhance Emory's strength in life and physical sciences.

Applicants must provide CV's, with at least three recommenders' names,
and have recommendation letters sent to

Professor Dwight Duffus, Screening Committee
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory University
Atlanta GA 30322

Screening of applications will begin on 1 January 2002.

Informal inquiries are welcome; please see our web page at for further details.

Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


From: Peter Monk <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:32:38 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Delaware

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware
invites applications for a tenure track position in Applied Mathematics
at the Assistant or beginning Associate Professor level to
begin September 1, 2002.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics or other
appropriate discipline and show excellent promise in research in
one or more of the following areas:

-- Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
-- Fluid Dynamics
-- Materials Science
-- Scientific Computation
-- Inverse Problems

An interest in participating in our active industrial mathematics
program, or collaborating with researchers in other departments, will
weigh in the candidate's favor. Evidence of effective teaching is

Applicants should visit the Applied Math. Search page on the
departmental web-site at:

and follow the instructions found there (the web site also contains
useful information about the department).

Applications must be received by November 16, 2001.


From: Jeff Wright <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:50:23 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of San Diego

USD, an independent Catholic University, seeks applicants for
a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science to begin September, 2002. Candidates
must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
Expertise in applied mathematics or statistics is desirable, but all highly
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The teaching load is
effectively 3 three-hour undergraduate courses per semester. Faculty are
expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and maintain
active scholarly pursuits. Send resume, three letters of recommendation,
and a summary of recent teaching evaluations to

Math Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

USD is an AA/EOE employer. Priority will be given to applications
arriving by January 16.


From: Weizhong Dai <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 08:56:26 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions at Louisiana Tech University

The Mathematics & Statistics Program at Louisiana Tech University
anticipates two faculty openings for 2002-03. PhD in Mathematics or
Statistics is required. One of these is expected to be a senior level
position to be filled by an applied mathematician with a national
reputation and a proven record of externally funded research centered on
mathematical modeling. The successful candidate is expected to assume a
leadership position in our Center for Numerical Simulation and Modeling
(CNSM) and the interdisciplinary PhD program in Computational Analysis
and Modeling (CAM). The second position is expected to be filled by an
applied mathematician who has the potential to become nationally
competitive in externally funded research in a short time. We expect
both hires to establish cross-disciplinary collaborations and to develop
strong, externally funded, research programs involving graduate
students. Send curriculum vitae, synopsis of research interests and
goals, a description of teaching experience, and contact information for
at least three references to Dr. Ramu Ramachandran, College of
Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University, P.O. Box 10348,
Ruston, LA 71272 (FAX: 318-257-3823, e-mail:
Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2001 until the
position is filled. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 17:18:08 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Staff Positions at University of New South Wales

Computational Scientist (2 positions)

REF. 1119NET

FIXED TERM: Total Remuneration: Level 8: A$62,503 - A$72,815 per
year. (Salary Level 8: A$52,812 - A$61,525 per year plus up to 17%
employer superannuation plus leave loading).

The HPCSU is seeking computational scientists to enhance the user
support team for the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and
Communications (ac3) in Sydney. Candidates will work with scientists
and engineers from university and industry to parallelise and optimise
application codes, and to evaluate and develop object-oriented
programming techniques in high performance computing environments.

Please see for
application procedure and further details.


From: Cindy Munro <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 12:02:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Research Positions at Three Canadian Universities

Research Associate Programming Support positions in
High Performance Parallel Scientific Computation

SHARCNET, a consortium of 7 universities and colleges in southwestern
Ontario has at least 3 positions open for specialists in parallel scientific
programming. Each site has clusters of Compaq ES40 4-way SMP systems
connected by the high bandwidth, low latency Quadrics interconnect. We
are initially planning to fill vacancies at the Universities of Guelph,
McMaster and Western Ontario.

See for additional details on
these positions.


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 19:37:15 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Southern Denmark

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in mathematical modelling
at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark. Initial
appointment is for one year and might be extended, subject to performance.
See further details at
Informal inquiries to Prof. Roderick Melnik (


From: B. P. Sommeijer <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 10:48:25 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: PhD Student Position at CWI, Amsterdam

CWI, the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam,
offers a 4-year position for a PhD Student in

"Numerical Mathematics / Computational Biology / Scientific Computing"

within the research project

"Three-dimensional Simulation of Phytoplankton Dynamics"

which is embedded within the theme "Applications from the Life Sciences" of the
Department "Modelling, Analysis and Simulation". The project involves close
co-operation with the Aquatic Microbiology group from the University of
Amsterdam and is funded by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific
Research) through the Program "Computational Science".

The application field is the dynamics and competition of phytoplankton species
in lakes and oceans. The models in use are based on so-called integro partial
differential equations. The major aim of this PhD project is to extend the
current one-dimensional models to three-dimensional versions by studying the
combination of horizontal and vertical variability. These models are of great
interest for oceanography and climate research, since marine phytoplankton
species reduce the greenhouse effect by taking up CO2 from the atmosphere.

Successful candidates must have knowledge of the mathematical analysis
of PDEs and/or the numerical analysis of PDEs. In the project the emphasis
will lie on the numerical analysis. The candidate that we are looking for
is keen on working at the interface of numerical analysis, bio-mathematical
modelling and computational science.
A necessary condition for fulfilling the vacancy is a M.Sc. in mathematics,
numerical mathematics, industrial mathematics, scientific computing or
computational science, mathematical biology, or a comparable expertise;
however, students who are about to finish their M.Sc. thesis are also
encouraged to apply.

The salary with related employment conditions is according to regulations
for OIOs (Onderzoekers in Opleiding). The position is available for four
years subject to a positive review at the end of the first year.

If you are interested in the position, please send your written application
to the Personnel Department CWI, P.O. Box 94079, 1090 GB Amsterdam (NL),
mentioning: "PhD Vacancy MAS1.3".
Your application should provide a concise description of your mathematical
education, your CV, and examination marks.

For further information you can download the granted project description
or contact dr. B.P. Sommeijer, +31-20-5924192,
dr. J. Huisman, +31-20-5257085,,
Prof. dr. J.G. Verwer, +31-20-5924095,


From: Kontoghiorghes Erricos <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:25:36 +0200
Subject: ERCIM Fellowships on Matrix Computations & Statistics


ERCIM Fellowships are available for PhD holders (or equivalent) from all over
the world. Applications are solicited twice a year with a deadline of 31
October 2001 and 30 April 2002. The working group "MATRIX COMPUTATIONS &
STATISTICS" solicits applications. Further information in the research areas
of the working group and its members can be found at:

Information about the ERCIM Fellowship Programme 2002/2003 and on-line
application form can be found at:


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