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

- Object Oriented Finite Element Library
- New Book, Introduction to Algorithms
- New Book on Applied and Computational Control
- Proceedings of ApplMath99
- Informal Working Group on Validated Methods for Optimization
- Conference in Santorini on Frontiers In Global Optimization
- Conference in Florence on Software Maintenance
- Head and Professor Position at North Carolina State University
- Faculty Positions at Cornell University
- Faculty Position at Rice University
- Faculty Position at Boise State University
- Faculty Position at Claremont Graduate University
- Faculty Positions at University of Leeds
- Faculty Positions at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
- Faculty Positions at Southern Methodist University
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- Research Position at the University of Basel
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- Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

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From: DEAL <deal@hermes.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 13:53:02 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Object Oriented Finite Element Library**

Version 3.2 of the well-known deal.II object-oriented finite element

library has been released. It is available from the deal.II home-page

at

http://gaia.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/~deal

The most important improvements are:

- Mapping of arbitrary order at curved boundaries. This includes the

possibility of using sub-, iso-, and super-parametric elements, as

well as C1 mappings and shape functions depending on the actual grid

cell.

- A matrix class for conveniently filtering Dirichlet boundary values

without modifying the system matrix.

- A wide variety of target systems by ISO C++ conformance.

Beside these, the list of changes comprises more than 100 new

functions, classes, and bug fixes. A concise list with respect to the

previous version can be found at

http://gaia.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/~deal/news/2001/3.1.0-vs-3.2.0.html

All main features of the previous versions have been continued and

improved:

- Support for dimension-independent programming

- Extensive documentation and working example programs

- Locally refined grids

- Continuous and discontinuous elements of higher order

- Fast linear algebra

- Built-in support for symmetric multi-processing (SMP)

- Output for a variety of visualization platforms

deal.II is distributed under an Open Source license and is free for

non-commercial use.

Wolfgang Bangerth, Ralf Hartmann, Guido Kanschat, the deal.II team

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

From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskil@MIT.EDU>

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 13:13:58 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Introduction to Algorithms**

I thought readers of Numerical Analysis Digest might be interested in this

book. For more information please visit

http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262032937 Thank you!

Best,

Jud

Introduction to Algorithms

second edition

Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein

There are books on algorithms that are rigorous but incomplete and others

that cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms

combines rigor and comprehensiveness.

The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their

design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is

relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The

algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be

readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The explanations have

been kept elementary without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical

rigor.

The first edition became the standard reference for professionals and a

widely used text in universities worldwide. The second edition features new

chapters on the role of algorithms, probabilistic analysis and randomized

algorithms, and linear programming, as well as extensive revisions to

virtually every section of the book. In a subtle but important change, loop

invariants are introduced early and used throughout the text to prove

algorithm correctness. Without changing the mathematical and analytic

focus, the authors have moved much of the mathematical foundations material

from Part I to an appendix and have included additional motivational

material at the beginning.

Thomas H. Cormen is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth

College. Clifford Stein is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

and Operations Research at Columbia University. Charles E. Leiserson is

Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ronald L. Rivest is Andrew and Erna

Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of

Technology.

8 x 9, 1184 pp.

260 illus.

paper ISBN 0-262-53196-8

Paper edition is an International Student Edition, not available in the USA

or Canada.

cloth ISBN 0-262-03293-7

Jud Wolfskill

Associate Publicist

MIT Press

5 Cambridge Center, 4th Floor

Cambridge, MA 02142

617.253.2079

617.253.1709 fax

wolfskil@mit.edu

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From: Hanson <hanson@math.uic.edu>

Date: 26 Sep 2001 22:31:31 -0500

**Subject: New Book on Applied and Computational Control**

Applied and Computational Control, Signals, and Circuits -

Recent Developments ( Biswa Datta, Editor).

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, is pleased to announce the

publication of the book "Applied and Computational Control, Signals,

and Circuits - Recent Developments"(ISBN 0-7923-74029-9).

This is the second book in the series. Biswa Nath Datta of Northern

Illinois University is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief,

Roland Freund, Floyd Hanson and Robert Plemmons are the Associate

Editors-in-Chief and Daniel Pierce is the Software Editor of this

series.

It is an interdisciplinary book blending mathematics, computational

mathematics with control and systems theory, signal processing and

circuit simulations.

The book contains six technical chapters: three in control,

communication and power systems, one in signal processing and two in

circuit design and simulations. Besides these technical

chapters, the software section contains a chapter on the description

and analysis of a software module for model reduction from

the SLICOT library.

The chapters present overviews of some of the recent developments

in three inter-related areas of control, signal processing and

circuits and were written by leading experts in these fields on

invitation by the editor-in-chief. The invitations were extended

to the authors, based on recommendations made by our distinguished

editorial board. The chapters should be accessible to a wide

interdisciplinary audience: from experts to beginning researchers

and graduate students. It is expected that the book will be an

important reference book for research scientists, practicing

engineers, as well as students and teachers in control, power

systems, signals, and circuit theory. The book also is suitable

for advanced graduate topic-courses.

Contents :

CHAPTER 1 -- Constant disturbance rejection and zero steady state

tracking error for nonlinear systems design

Steven W. Su, Brian D. O. Anderson, Thomas S. Brinsmead

CHAPTER 2 -- Control Problems in Telecommunications: The Heavy Traffic

Approach

Harold J. Kushner

CHAPTER 3 -- Multi-Time PDEs for Dynamical System Analysis

Jaijeet Roychowdhury

CHAPTER 4 -- Formal Verification of Circuit Designs

R. P. Kurshan

CHAPTER 5 -- Large Scale Power System Computations: Applications of

Iterative Techniques

Dimitrios Chaniotis and M. A. Pai

CHAPTER 6 -- A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Least

Squares Problems in Signal Processing

Mei-Qin Chen

CHAPTER 7 -- Model Reduction Software in the SLICOT Library

Andras Varga

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

From: Mladen Rogina <rogina@math.hr>

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:06:21 +0200

**Subject: Proceedings of ApplMath99**

Proceedings (CD also available) of the 1st Conference on Applied Mathematics

and Computation, Dubrovnik, Croatia 13-18 September 1999., held under the

auspices of Dept. of Mathematics, University of Zagreb, are available at

reasonable prices. Abstract book is freely available at

http://www.math.hr/applmath99 in .dvi and PostScript format.

prof. Mladen Rogina

email: rogina@math.hr ; fax. 385-1-4680335; web: http://www.math.hr/~rogina

PMF - MATEMATICKI ODJEL

Bijenicka 30

PP 335

10002 Zagreb

Croatia, Europe

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From: Vladik Kreinovich <vladik@cs.utep.edu>

Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 21:10:30 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Informal Working Group on Validated Methods for Optimization**

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/01-02/numerical/optimization/

Informal Working Group on Validated Methods for Optimization

May 26 to June 1, 2002, Toronto, Canada

immediately following Validated Computing 2002 (a SIAM Workshop) -

May 23 to May 25, 2002

in conjunction with the SIAM Conference on Optimization - May 20 to

May 22, 2002

Organizers: George Corliss (Marquette University), Tibor Csendes

(University of Szeged), Ken Jackson (University of Toronto), and

R. Baker Kearfott (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

First Announcement

We are organizing an informal working group on "Validated

Optimization" as part of the Fields Institute Thematic Year on

Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering. This meeting will

allow researchers in the area to generate and exchange ideas to

impact current research in the area, and to identify research

priorities. We also hope to foster interaction and cross-fertilization

between validated optimization experts and experts in "standard"

optimization techniques. This will be primarily an informal,

colleague-to-colleague meeting following the SIAM Optimization and

Validated Computing 2002 programs, although we will be happy to

schedule formal talks, as appropriate. The Fields Institute can

provide office space and meeting rooms for these purposes.

The meeting will be held in Toronto under the auspices of the Fields

Institute Thematic Year on Computational Challenges in Science and

Engineering.

As an informal meeting, there will be no registration fee. Note also

that the Fields Institute will not be able to offer financial

assistance to participants.

If you would like to participate please e-mail Tibor Csendes at

csendes@inf.u-szeged.hu or R. Baker Kearfott at rbk@louisiana.edu

For more details on the thematic year, see the Program Page

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/01-02/numerical/ or

contact numerical@fields.utoronto.ca

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

From: C. A. Floudas <floudas@cronus.princeton.edu>

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 10:40:32 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Conference in Santorini on Frontiers In Global Optimization**

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

FRONTIERS IN GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION

Nomikos Conference Center

SANTORINI, GREECE

JUNE 8-12, 2003

Organizers : C.A. Floudas and P.M. Pardalos

http://www.aegeanconferences.org/

The Fourth International Conference on "Frontiers In Global Optimization"

will take place during June 8-12, 2003 in Santorini, Greece.

The three previous conferences on "Recent Advances in Global Optimization",

"State-of-the-Art in Global Optimization", and "Optimization in Computational

Chemistry and Molecular Biology: Local and Global Approaches" took place

at Princeton University in 1991, 1995, and 1999, respectively.

Conference Goals

Bring together the most active researchers in theory, algorithms and

applications of global optimization. Exchange ideas across discipline

boundaries of applied mathematics, computer science, engineering,

computational chemistry, molecular biology and bioinformatics.

Main Conference Themes

Conference topics include advances in:

- Deterministic methods for global optimization

- Stochastic methods for global optimization

- Distributed computing methods in global optimization

- Applications of global optimization in all branches of

applied science and engineering, computer science,

computational chemistry, structural biology, and bioinformatics

Important Deadlines

DECEMBER 1, 2002: Submission of Abstracts and Pre-registration

The abstract submission and the Pre-registration can be done on-line in:

http://www.aegeanconferences.org/

Early pre-registration and abstract submission is recommended.

JANUARY 15, 2003: Notification of Acceptance

JANUARY 31, 2003: Hotel Registration and Conference Registration (On-Line)

MARCH 15, 2003: Submission of manuscripts (4 copies) to one of the

organizers. Early submissions are encouraged. Decisions will be

promptly communicated to the authors by e-mail or FAX.

Additional Information:

Additional information can be obtained from the conference organizers:

Professor C.A. Floudas

Department of Chemical Engineering

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08544-5263

Tel.: (609) 258-4595

Fax : (609) 258-0211

e-mail: floudas@titan.princeton.edu

Professor P.M. Pardalos

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Center for Applied Optimization

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

Tel : (352) 392-9011

Fax : (352) 392-3537

e-mail : pardalos@ufl.edu

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

From: Paolo Nesi <icsm2001@dsi.unifi.it>

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 10:09:10 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Conference in Florence on Software Maintenance**

Dear Colleague

I would like to invite you to attend the

IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 2001, and

associated workshops: IEEE SCAM, IEEE WESS, IEEE WSE, TABOO.

FLORENCE, ITALY, 6-10 November 2001

http://www.dsi.unifi.it/icsm2001

ICSM is the major international conference in the field of software and

systems maintenance, evolution, and management.

Theme: Systems and Software Evolution in the era of the Internet

kEYWORDS: software evolution, embedded suystems, program analysis,

reengineering, managment, maintenance, lyfe cycle, Internet and

distributed systems, Multimedia systems, User interface evolution,

Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), Program comprehension, Formal methods,

Empirical studies, Testing and regression testing, Measurement of software,

METRICS,etc.

Paolo Nesi

(ICSM2001 General Chair)

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From: NC State <zhilin@unity.ncsu.edu>

Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 09:23:31 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Head and Professor Position at North Carolina State University**

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Professor and Head

Department of Mathematics

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Professor and Head

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics, in the College of Physical and

Mathematical Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU),

invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and

Head of the Department. The Department has 66 full time faculty, over

100 graduate students, over 200 undergraduate majors, and a number of

visiting faculty and postdoctoral research assistants. With annual

research expenditures in excess of $2 million, the Department has

strong research programs in both pure and applied mathematics and an

exceptional record of interdisciplinary collaborations with other

departments, government, industry, and other academic institutions

such as Duke, the University of North Carolina, and other universities

in the greater Triangle area. State-of-the-art computing and

communication facilities support strong undergraduate, graduate, and

outreach programs, all of which the faculty takes very seriously.

Members of the Department provide leadership for the Center for

Research in Scientific Computation, an interdisciplinary Center that

provides a focal point for research in applied mathematics and

computational science and facilitates collaborations with outside

departments and institutions. The Department and the Center jointly

sponsor an Industrial Applied Mathematics Program that involves

graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, faculty, and

industrial scientists.

The new Head will have an exceptional opportunity to take a leadership

role in new directions for the Department. He or she will be expected

to maintain high standards for the teaching and research programs of

the Department, to have a balanced appreciation for teaching, pure and

applied research, and outreach, and to maintain a vigorous program of

scholarship and professional activity. The salary and initial package

for the successful applicant will be competitive and commensurate with

qualifications.

NCSU offers unique opportunities for industrial-academic

collaborations on the new Centennial Campus, an over 1000-acre site

housing both University and industrial research facilities. The

nearby Research Triangle Park is home to numerous industrial research

campuses, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a

major Environmental Protection Agency complex, the Microelectronics

Center of North Carolina, and the NCSU Biotechnology Center. The

Triangle area is regularly acclaimed in national publications as a

great place to live.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, substantial teaching

experience with a demonstrable record of excellence, realized

nationally or internationally recognized achievements in research as

evidenced by an excellent record of publication, demonstrated

potential for effective administration, and must qualify for the rank

of Professor with tenure at NCSU.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and by

arrangement at least three letters of reference to:

Dr. D. E. Aspnes, Chair

Mathematics Head Search Committee

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Box 8201

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8201

The Department and its many activities are described more fully on its

Web site http://www.math.ncsu.edu. Questions may be directed to

aspnes@unity.ncsu.edu. Review of applications will begin 01 Nov 2001

and will continue until the position is filled. NCSU is an equal

opportunity, affirmative action employer and especially solicits

applications from women, underrepresented minorities and persons with

disabilities.

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

From: Cindy Jay <cjh6@cornell.edu>

Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 11:04:32 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Cornell University**

Cornell University

School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions: Cornell University's School of Operations

Research and Industrial Engineering is seeking candidates for several

tenure-track faculty positions. Most appointments are expected to be at the

rank of assistant professor; however, exceptional scholars at any rank are

encouraged to apply. In particular, we seek to appoint a distinguished

scholar to a chaired position.

The search is focussed on the following areas of specialization: data

mining, systems engineering, logistics and applied operations research,

information technology. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Operations

Research, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics

or a related discipline and demonstrable excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants should provide a c.v., a 1-page statement of research directions

and teaching interests, a doctoral transcript for junior applicants, and

other supporting materials. They should also arrange for four

recommendation letters to be mailed. All relevant materials should be sent

to the Faculty Search Committee, School of ORIE, Rhodes Hall, Cornell

University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Applicants should apply as early as possible.

Applications received before January 15, 2002 will receive full consideration.

Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Cornell

University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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

From: Fran Moshiri <fran@caam.rice.edu>

Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:52:44 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Position at Rice University**

Rice University

Department of Computational & Applied Mathematics

http://www.caam.rice.edu/

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics invites applications

for a senior or junior tenure track position, preferably in Mathematical

Biology, to begin August 2002.

A senior appointment would be at the associate or full professor level, with

or without initial tenure, depending on experience and qualifications. A

senior candidate must have established an exceptional record of research,

including leadership and funding. In addition to a strong commitment to

research, there should be a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the

undergraduate and the graduate levels and experience in directing Ph.D.

students. A junior appointment would be at the assistant professor level.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., a demonstrated potential for excellence in

research and a strong commitment to teaching.

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of

excellence in undergraduate science and engineering education. The

Computational & Applied Mathematics Department hosts research programs in

Optimization, Numerical Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations.

A number of our faculty are active in the Keck Center for Computational

Biology, http://www.bioc.rice.edu/, and the Rice/Baylor Neuroscience

Program, http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~neurosci/ .

Applicants should send a letter of application; a brief statement of

research accomplishments, interests and goals; a curriculum vitae and

selected reprints; and have three letters of recommendations sent to:

Chair, Staffing Committee

Computational & Applied Mathematics Department-MS 134

Rice University

P. O. Box 1892

Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2002 and continue until the

positions are filled.

Rice University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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

From: Jodi Mead <mead@diamond.boisestate.edu>

Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:42:59 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Boise State University**

TENURE TRACK POSITION IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Mathematics has a beginning tenure-

track assistant professor position to begin August 2002.

Applications received by December 1, 2001 will receive

full consideration. Applications received after this date

will be considered until the position is filled.

Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, operations

research, or similar field required. Numerical methods

for PDEs is an area of particular interest. Preference

will be given to candidates who can work closely with

other faculty in the mathematical sciences, engineering

(electrical, civil, mechanical), or physical sciences

(especially geosciences), oncurricular matters, research,

and consulting. Candidates must provide evidence of

strong teaching and research potential.

Boise State University, founded in 1932 and adjacent to

the clear waters of the Boise River, is the largest

university in Idaho. The Boise area is famous for its

abundance of outdoor recreational activities, while the

city of Boise was recently named by Newsweek magazine as

one of the city of Boise was recently named by Newsweek

magazine as one of the top high-tech cities in the world.

To apply, send a letter of application, AMS cover sheet,

vita, graduate transcripts, and have three letters of

reference, with at least one addressing teaching,

sent to:

Applied Math Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

Boise State University

Boise, ID 83725-1555

Electronic submissions are not welcomed.

Boise State is an EEO/AA institution, and applications

from women and members of minority groups are especially

encouraged. For further information, call 208-426-1172,

send e-mail to applmath@math.boisestate.edu, or FAX

questions to 208-426-1356.

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

From: John Angus <John.Angus@cgu.edu>

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 12:19:40 -0700

**Subject: Faculty Position at Claremont Graduate University**

Claremont Graduate University

Department of Mathematics

An applied mathematician or statistician with a strong computational

background in engineering, mathematical finance, biostatistics,

bioinformatics, scientific visualization, image processing, or related

sciences, is sought for a tenure-track or tenured appointment starting July

2002. The rank is open, depending on qualifications, and is subject to

final budgetary approval. An outstanding record of research, the ability

to develop support from government or industry, and willingness to assume a

leadership role in the department are required for a senior appointment.

CGU is part of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of 7 private colleges,

and employs over 45 mathematicians. The MS and Ph.D. programs emphasize

applied mathematics. The program operates a Mathematics Clinic, in which

faculty and students gain experience in industrial project work, and

supports CRIAMS, a Research Institute with an international reputation in

Monte Carlo applications. The department has a joint Ph.D. program with

CSU Long Beach in engineering / industrial applied mathematics, and a joint

MS in financial engineering with the Drucker School of Management. In

addition, there are joint research interests in computational science and

biosciences with the Keck Graduate Institute, and a proposal for a joint

Ph.D. in computational science with San Diego State University is under

consideration.

More information is available at www.cgu.edu/math, www.criams.cgu.edu, and

www.kgi.edu.

Applicants should send a CV, which addresses teaching ability, and a list

of names of at least 3 references to Search, Department of Mathematics, 121

E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711.

In addition to being an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer,

CGU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can

live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the

rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic

status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, gender, or

other personal characteristics or beliefs.

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

From: M. Berzins <martin@comp.leeds.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 08:16:04 +0100

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Leeds**

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, UK.

see http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/school/vacancies.html

A Professor of Computing is sought in any relevant areas of computing

but preference may be given to those who can strengthen or complement

existing research groups: SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND VISUALIZATION,

Computer Vision and Language, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning,

Multi-disciplinary Informatics and Theoretical Computer Science.

A Profesor of Informatics, within the School of Computing, is sought in

any relevant areas of Informatics but preference will be given to a person

who can build multi-disciplinary partnerships that will strengthen core

research areas in Bio-systems (including Bio-informatics); Virtual

environments and simulation; Informatics architectures (including E-science

and GRID architectures); Knowledge management and leaning technologies,

or who will advance COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING across academic disciplines.

Martin Berzins

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

From: Andrew Phillips <phillipa@uwec.edu>

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 09:10:17 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire**

Faculty Positions in Computer Science at UW-Eau Claire

The Department of Computer Science at the University of

Wisconsin - Eau Claire invites applications for several

new tenure track positions. As a result of a statewide

technology initiative, the Department is seeking to add

new courses and programs to meet regional needs, requiring

an increase in faculty size from our current seven positions

to eleven over the next two years.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate or be ABD (an

earned doctorate must be received by January 1, 2003) in

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,

or a related field, and must show a potential for excellence

in undergraduate teaching and ability to engage in scholarly

research. Candidates are expected to demonstrate potential

to actively contribute to the department's core curriculum.

Expertise in software engineering, object-oriented analysis/design,

computer security, Internet computing, operating systems,

networking, or electrical/computer engineering is considered an

asset. Regional industries are well known for development of

supercomputer systems, printed circuit boards, chips, and

other related systems, thus an applicant's potential to develop

a computer/electrical engineering curriculum will also be

considered an asset. Salaries are competitive and are

commensurate with education and experience. Rank depends on

experience and qualifications.

UWEC offers bachelor degrees in software engineering and

computer science (CSAB accredited), and enrolls over 250 majors.

Current departmental computing facilities include two computing

labs containing a network of PCs and clusters of Linux and SGI

workstations, and the state initiative will fund development of

a new state-of-the-art computer lab.

Review of applications will commence January 7, 2002, and continue

until the positions are filled. For information on specific

application procedures, see http://www.cs.uwec.edu/Position

or contact the search committee at

Faculty Search Committee

Department of Computer Science

UW-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004

The names of finalists must be released upon request, and the

university reserves the right to check additional references with

notice given to candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

An AA/EEO employer.

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

From: Zhangxin Chen <zchen@post.cis.smu.edu>

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 16:47:33 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Southern Methodist University**

Southern Methodist University

Dedman College

Department of Mathematics

Applications are invited for two positions at either

the senior level (tenured) or junior level (tenure-track),

to begin in the fall semester of

2002. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching

at all levels and provide evidence of outstanding research.

The Department of Mathematics has an active doctoral

program in computational and applied mathematics

with twelve of the fifteen present faculty conducting

research in these areas. Current research includes

numerical analysis of differential equations, dynamical

systems, bifurcation theory, finite

element methods, perturbation methods, and mathematical

software with applications to areas such as nonlinear optics, lasers,

solidification, vortex dynamics, reservoir simulation,

pattern formation, and nonlinear waves.

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum

vitae, a list of publications, and a research and teaching

statement to: The Faculty

Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern

Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas,

Texas 75275-0156. Applicants

must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be

forwarded to the Faculty Search Committee.

The committee will begin its review of the applications

on or about January 14, 2002. To ensure full consideration

for the positions, the

application must be postmarked on or before January 14,

2002, but the committee will continue to accept

applications until the positions are

filled. The committee will notify applicants of its

employment decision after the positions are filled.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color,

religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status.

SMU is also committed

to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Visit the department's home page at http://www.smu.edu/math

for more information. The Search Committee can be contacted by sending

e-mail to mathsearch@mail.smu.edu. [Tel: (214) 768-2506;

Fax: (214) 768-2355]

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

From: Igor Boglaev <I.Boglaev@massey.ac.nz>

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 16:55:25 +1200

**Subject: Lecturer in Mathematics at Massey University**

Lecturer in Mathematics, Institute of Fundamental Sciences,

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

We wish to appoint a mathematician with research expertise compatible with the

Mathematics Discipline within the Institute of Fundamental Sciences. You would

have a PhD in mathematics, have proven research capabilities and have excellent

teaching skills. A significant component of the teaching responsibility for the

Mathematics Discipline is in extramural (distance) teaching. The appointee would

be expected to contribute to both internal and extramural teaching. The group

also teaches graduate and research degrees, including PhD level. You would also

be expected to make a significant contribution to the research activities of the

Institute. You should also be an effective communicator who has demonstrated

an ability to work as part of a team. Applications are particularly encouraged

from those with research experience in one of the fields of Applied Mathematics,

Mathematical Biology or Mathematical Physics.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be addressed to Professor Michael Hendy,

Discipline Leader of Mathematics (telephone 356 9099 extension 7842, email

M.Hendy@massey.ac.nz). Further information regarding the Institute of

Fundamental Sciences can be found at the following website:

http://ifs.massey.ac.nz.

Applications must be received by November 30, 2001.

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From: Andrew Stuart <stuart@maths.warwick.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:31:12 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Warwick**

EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Warwick

Numerical Analysis of Random Dynamical Systems

Funding is available to work in a variety of possible

areas in this field: applicants with interests in

stochastic differential equations, or in deterministic

problems with random data, and with expertise in analysis,

computation or both, are encouraged to apply.

The post is available for 17 months, with start date,

ideally, on or before April 1st 2002. Please send a CV,

and statement of interests, to Georgina Copeland at the

address below, by November 12th 2001.

For further information contact:

Andrew Stuart stuart@maths.warwick.ac.uk

Mathematics Institute Office: +UK (0)24-7652-2685

University of Warwick Department: +UK (0)24-7652-4661

Coventry CV4 7AL Fax: +UK (0)24-7652-4182

England

http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/~stuart/

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From: Marcus Grote <grote@math.unibas.ch>

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:05:09 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Research Position at the University of Basel**

PhD RESEARCH POSITION at the Department of Computer Science,

University of Basel, Switzerland

Starting November 1, 2001 a PhD research position is available

at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Basel,

Switzerland. This position is associated with a new two-year project

entitled "Algebraic Multilevel Preconditioner for Sheet Metal Forming

Problems", which is funded by the Swiss Commission of Technology and

Innovation. This research project is a joint collaboration between

the Department of Computer Science (Dr. Olaf Schenk, Prof. Helmar

Burkhart), the Department of Mathematics (Prof. Marcus Grote), and

a spin-off company of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

Zurich, Switzerland.

The objective of this project is to develop new efficient solution

methods for large sparse linear systems of equations, such as those

which typically arise during the numerical simulation of sheet metal

forming problems. This requires the combination of various recent

numerical algorithms, such as parallel algebraic multigrid, sparse

approximate inverses, and direct sparse solvers. Therefore, a good

knowledge of numerical linear algebra, theory of data structures and

algorithms, C, C++, Java, and parallel programming techniques are

prerequisites.

This research project will lead towards a doctoral degree in Computer

Science, provided that all departmental conditions are met. Currently,

financial support is guaranteed for the first two years, with an annual

salary of approximately 60'000 Swiss Francs. Given reasonable progress

of the project, funding is expected to be extended to subsequent years.

Applicants must be fluent in English or German, and should hold either

a Masters of Science (North America) or a Diploma (Europe) in computer

science, applied mathematics, or any related area.

Please send a curriculum vitae in English or German, together with the

names and addresses of two referees to:

Department of Computer Science

Prof. Helmar Burkhart

Klingelbergstrasse 50

CH-4056 Basel

Switzerland

Applications will be accepted till the position is filled.

For additional questions, please contact:

Dr. Olaf Schenk, oschenk@ifi.unibas.ch

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From: R. M. M. Matthei <r.m.m.mattheij@TUE.nl>

Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 08:36:35 +0200

**Subject: PhD Position at Technical University of Eindhoven**

PhD position at Technical University of Eindhoven

Numerical simulation of air film cooling

Project description

For the optimisation of air film cooling of surfaces exposed to hot gasses,

like in turbine blades, detailed knowledge of the heat transfer processes at

the blade surface and the influence the geometry of the film cooling nozzles

is essential. At the technical university of Eindhoven a joint project

between the departments of Mathematics (Scientific Computing Group) and

Mechanical Engineering (Energy technology) is studying this problem both by

numerical simulation and by experiments. The project is carried out in

cooperation with industry. The numerical part of the approach will consist

of developing a new numerical flow model, which is able to catch the details

of turbulence transition. Instead of using diffusive turbulence models this

new model uses direct numerical simulations (DNS) on those areas where

transition occurs. To ensure sufficient accuracy on all scales so called

local defect correction techniques will be used, where the Scientific

Computing Group has a considerable expertise. Moreover the programming will

be done in a state of the art programming environment, NumLab (which is

object oriented).

Profile of the candidate

The qualified candidate should have completed an academic education (i.e.

have a degree on MSc level or equivalent) in the area of applied and

computational mathematics or physics /engineering with a thorough knowledge

of mathematical and computational tools, in particular fluid dynamics.

Position

The position is a research position for 4 years (after one year an

evaluation of the progress is made, leading to a continuation, if positive).

There is ample possibility to follow courses, though no examination in

either of these is required. Special PhD courses are provided within the

graduate school J.M. Burgers Centrum.

Gross monthly salary varies from DFL 3338 (first year) to DFL 4,511 (fourth

year), plus 8% additional holidays allowance.

Information

For further information about the position, please contact

Prof. Dr. R.M.M. Mattheij, Scientific Computing,

Department of Mathematics and Computing Science,

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven,

PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven

Tel +31 40 2472080 (office), +31 492 536904 (private)

Fax +31 40 2442489 (office), +31 492 536904 (private)

E-mail mattheij@win.tue.nl

Internet http://www.win.tue.nl/~scg

For further information about the job conditions, please contact

Mr W. Verhoef, Tel +31 404 2472321, e-mail w.verhoef@tue.nl

Applications

Please send letter plus CV with reference V32 867 to

Drs S. Udo, managing director, Department of Mathematics & Computing Science

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven

The Netherlands

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

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 09:26:17 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 336

Issue : 1-3

Date : 15-Oct-2001

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

pp 1-14

On the powers of matrices over a distributive lattice

Y. Tan

pp 15-20

Finite rank harmonic operator-valued functions

L. Smithies

pp 21-27

Harnack's theorem for harmonic compact operator-valued functions

P. Enflo, L. Smithies

pp 29-50

Linear preservers on upper triangular operator matrix algebras

J. Cui, J. Hou, B. Li

pp 51-60

Discrete nodal domain theorems

E. BrianDavies, G.L. Gladwell, J. Leydold, P.F. Stadler

pp 61-70

Perturbation analysis of the maximal solution of the matrix equation

X+A^*X^-^1A=P

S.-F. Xu

pp 71-98

Classes of normal matrices in indefinite inner products

C. Mehl, L. Rodman

pp 99-118

Characteristic polynomials of graph bundles having voltages in a

dihedral group

J.H. Kwak, Y.S. Kwon

pp 119-130

On the norm property of G(c)-radii and Eaton triples

M. Niezgoda, T.-Y. Tam

pp 131-166

The real positive definite completion problem for a 4-cycle

M. Othman Omran, W. Barrett

pp 167-180

Classification of (n-5)-filiform Lie algebras

J.M. Ancochea Bermudez, O.R. Campoamor Stursberg

pp 181-190

Zeta functions of digraphs

H. Mizuno, I. Sato

pp 191-200

Computing the elasticity of a Krull monoid

S.T. Chapman, J.I. Garca-Garca, P.A. Garcia-Sanchez, J.C. Rosales

pp 201-204

Generalization of Vandermonde determinants

S.-j. Yang, H.-z. Wu, Q.-b. Zhang

pp 205-218

Some applications of spectral theory of nonnegative matrices to

input-output models

L. Zeng

pp 219-230

Primary ideals of finitely generated commutative cancellative monoids

J.C. Rosales, J.I. Garcia-Garcia

pp 231-254

Perturbations in the Nevai matrix class of orthogonal matrix

polynomials

H.O. Yakhlef, F. Marcellan, M.A. Pinar

pp 255-260

On the orthogonal basis of the symmetry classes of tensors associated

with certain characters

M.R. Pournaki

pp 261-264

Boolean rank of Kronecker products

V.L. Watts

pp 265

Author index

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 337

Issue : 1-3

Date : 01-Nov-2001

pp 1-20

Banded matrices and difference equations

W. Kratz

pp 21-35

On the covering number of a matroid element

R. Fernandes

pp 37-78

Spectral behavior of matrix sequences and discretized boundary value

problems

S. Serra Capizzano

pp 79-86

Range-kernel orthogonality of the elementary operator

X->@?"i"="1^nA"iXB"i-X

B.P. Duggal

pp 87-108

Transformation to versal deformations of matrices

A.A. Mailybaev

pp 109-119

On star-centers of some generalized numerical ranges and diagonals of

normal matrices

G. Cheung, N.-K. Tsing

pp 121-138

On the kernel of the derivation operator

R. Fernandes

pp 139-156

Transformations into optimal parallelism in euclidean spaces (or: how

to explain the shape of the electron-density distribution inside a

crystal)

E. Behrends, F. Madler

pp 157-187

Perturbation analysis for the eigenproblem of periodic matrix pairs

W.-W. Lin, J.-g. Sun

pp 189-235

Optimal angle reduction-a behavioral approach to linear system

approximation

B. Roorda, S. Weiland

pp 237-251

A copositivity probe

W. Kaplan

pp 253-265

Almost principal minors of inverse M-matrices

C.R. Johnson, R.L. Smith

pp 269

Author index

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