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From: Andy Wathen <wathen@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 12:53:43 GMT

**Subject: Masters Courses at Oxford**

The Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Maths and the Numerical Analysis

Group in the Oxford University Computing Lab run two very successful one year

Master of Science courses in applied and numerical mathamatics:

MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing

(2/3 course work, 1/3 thesis)

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/courses/grad/mmsc

MSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics

(1/3 course work, 2/3 thesis)

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/courses/grad/acm

We have excellent funding for these courses: many UK citizens will

receive full funding from the EPSRC, many EU citizens will get partial

funding from the EPSRC, and some EU or non-EU citizens will get partial

support from industrial sources.

These opportunities represent a successful tradition going

back decades of MSc-level education at Oxford in applied, industrial,

and numerical mathematics. In the current year there are 27 students from

6 different countries around the world studying on these courses.

If you think you might be (or know someone else) interested in applying

for 2002-2003 please see the web sites above

- Andy Wathen

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From: Ken Jackson <krj@cs.toronto.edu>

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 09:33:11 -0500

**Subject: Workshops at the Fields Institute**

We are planning several events at the Fields Institute over the next

several months that may interest readers of NA Digest. These include:

1. Short Course and Lectures on Numerical Bifurcation and Center

Manifold Analysis in Partial Differential Equations, Klaus Boehmer,

November 19 - 28, 2001.

2. Workshop on Computational Biology, November 29 - December 2, 2001

3. Workshop on Computational Challenges in Dynamical Systems,

December 3 - 7, 2001.

4. Short Course on PDE methods for path dependent options,

Feb. 25 - 26, 2002.

5. Computational Methods and Applications in Finance Workshop,

Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2002.

6. SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 19 - 22, 2002.

Program-related event.

7. Validated Computing 2002, May 23 - 25, 2002.

Program-related event.

8. Informal Working Group on Validated Methods for Optimization,

May 26 - June 1, 2002

9. Symbolic Computational Algebra 2002, July 13 - 19, 2002.

10. Short Course on Numerical Solution of Advection-Diffusion-Reaction

Equations, Jan Verwer, July 29 - August 2, 2002.

11. IMACS International Conference on Adaptive Methods for PDEs,

August 6 - 9, 2002.

12. The 2002 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential

Equations on the Sphere, August 12 - 15, 2002.

For more information about these and other events at the Fields Institute,

see our webpage

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

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From: Biswa Datta <dattab@math.niu.edu>

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 11:47:57 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Center for Theoretical Sciences at Tsing Hua University**

National Center for Theoretical Sciences

at Tsing Hua University

Hsinchu, Taiwan

by

Biswa Nath Datta

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115

E-mail: dattab@math.niu.edu

During the last summer, I visited the National Center for Theoretical

Sciences (NCTS) at the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan,

for a period of two weeks.

I was so impressed by the research environment and the quality of

research done by the resident mathematicians of the center that I

decided to write this article to draw attention of research

mathematicians outside Taiwan to this Center.

The Center was established on August 1, 1997 and supported by National

Science Council of the Republic of China. The goals of the Center are

to advance progress in research in mathematics and theoretical physics,

to recruit outstanding mathematicians and theoretic physicists to join

the center, to encourage cross-disciplinary and inter-regional research

cooperation in both mathematics and physics and to promote international

exchange and collaboration with global scientists.

The Center aims to be the center of excellence in mathematics and

physics in the Asia-Pacific region. To achieve these goals, the Center

focuses its operation mainly in two areas: the research groups led by

senior center scientists and three to six months topical programs in a

format similar to that of MSRI (Berkeley), IMA (Minnesota) or IAS

(Princeton). The format includes schools, workshops and conferences

associated with topical programs.

The recent topical programs include Dynamical Systems, Geometric

Analysis, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, and Scientific Computations.

During December 1998 and February 2001, more than twenty-five

conferences and workshops, many of them are international, on the above

and the related topics were held at the Center.

The Head of mathematics division at the Center is Professor Chang-Shou

Lin, a distinguished researcher in nonlinear partial differential

equations and a member of Academia Sinica of Taiwan. Incidentally, the

current President of Tsing Hua University is Professor C.L. Liu, a former

Professor of Computer Science at University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign.

The advisory committee of the Center consists of five professors from top

notch universities in USA and the executive committee consists of six

faculty and scientists from National Taiwan University, National

Chung-Cheng University, National Chiao Tung University, National Academy

Sciences and National Tsing Hua University.

Many well-known mathematicians and physicists have already visited or

are planning to visit the center in near future. For a list of visiting

scientists and for further details of the Center and its activities,

please visit the web page: www.math.cts.nthu.edu.tw/mathematics

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

From: Russell Standish <R.Standish@unsw.edu.au>

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 08:38:10 +1100

**Subject: Conference in Sydney on Artificial Life**

Artificial Life VIII: Call for Papers

UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 9th-13th December, 2002

Artificial life is an interdisciplinary scientific and engineering

enterprise investigating the fundamental properties of living systems

through the simulation and synthesis of life-like processes in

artificial media. The Artificial Life VIII conference will showcase

the best current work in this area of research and highlight promising

new avenues of investigation. It continues a successful series of

international conferences started in 1987 by Chris Langton.

All authors of contributed papers are strongly encouraged to explain

how their work sheds light on the fundamental properties of living

systems. In addition, authors should take note of the list of

fundamental open problems in artificial generated after a special

roundtable discussion at the previous Artificial Life conference

(Bedau et al., "Open problems in artificial life", Artificial Life _6_

(2000): 363-376). Authors are encouraged either to link their work to

one of the problems listed there, or to identify another important

open problem that their work addresses. Papers are welcome in (but not

limited to) the following topic areas:

* Origin of life, self-organization, self-replication

* Development and differentiation

* Evolutionary and adaptive dynamics

* Robots and autonomous agents

* Communication, cooperation and collective behavior

* ALife simulation and synthesis tools and methodologies

* Applications of ALife technologies

* Philosophical, ethical, social, and cultural implications

Full information about conference paper format and submission

procedures is available through the conference web site

http://alife8.alife.org.

In addition to a variety of social and cultural events taking

advantage of the venue in Sydney, the Conference will include a series

of workshops and tutorials for special interest groups. An Artificial

Life VIII Workshop Proceedings will be published at the

Conference. Anyone interested in organizing or participating in a

workshop or tutorial should contact the Workshops and Tutorials Chair:

Dr. Hussein Abbass (abbass@cs.adfa.edu.au).

See you in Sydney,

Russell Standish

Conference Chair

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

From: Chandrika Kamath <kamath@cliff.llnl.gov>

Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 18:24:02 -0800

**Subject: Conference at IPAM on Scientific Data Mining**

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

IPAM Short Program on

Mathematical Challenges in Scientific Data Mining

January 14-18, 2002

UCLA, California

http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/sdm2002

Building on the growing interest in the application of data mining to

science and engineering data, we are organizing a week long short-program

at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA during

January 14-18, 2002.

Registration for the program is now open. Students and recent Ph.D.'s are

strongly encouraged to participate. Attendance is limited and will be on a

first-come, first-served basis. Further details are available at the web

site, including a list of invited talks and contributed posters.

Scientific Committee:

Chandrika Kamath (CASC, LLNL)

Padhraic Smyth (CS, UC Irvine)

B.S. Manjunath (ECE, UC Santa Barbara)

Ananth Grama (CS, Purdue)

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From: Juergen Koch <jkoch@mis.mpg.de>

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 12:34:42 +0100

**Subject: GAMM Seminar in Leipzig on Multigrid**

January 24th to 26th, 2002

18th GAMM-Seminar Leipzig

Multigrid and related methods for optimization problems

Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences.

Chairmanship: Wolfgang Hackbusch (Leipzig)

Michael Griebel (Uni Bonn, Germany)

Location: Max-Planck-Institute

for Mathematics in the Sciences,

Leipzig, Germany

Invited speakers: Nick Gould (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK)

Volker Schulz (Uni Trier, Germany)

For more information, please visit our website

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

With best regards,

Juergen Koch

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From: Christoph Pflaum <pflaum@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de>

Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 13:44:51 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop at ICCS on PDE Software**

Announcement of the Workshop on

PDE Software

at the

International Conference on

Computational Science

ICCS2002

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 21-24 2002

Organized by: Hans Petter Langtangen, Christoph Pflaum,

Ulrich Ruede, Stefan Turek

The aim of this workshop is to discuss and explain new concepts in

software development for numerical solution of partial

differential equations.

More informations can be found at the homepage:

http://ifamus.mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~pflaum/conference/pdg.html

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

From: Andrea Codd <codd@wintermute.anu.edu.au>

Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 14:21:50 +1100 (EST)

**Subject: Summer School in Australia on Computational Mathematics**

SUMMER SCHOOL IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

14-21 January, 2002 at the Australian National University.

This week-long school has an exciting program covering both the

foundations of computational mathematics and current research areas. It

will benefit not only students in mathematics but also more senior

researchers and members of related disciplines. Our intention is to

provide participants with an opportunity to learn new computational

approaches and to examine how they fit into their own research interests.

Included in the summer school is also a hands-on course in high

performance computing tailored to the needs of the participants

and with examples from computational mathematics.

More information about the program, deadlines and speakers can be

found on the web page:

http://www.maths.anu.edu.au/sscm/

If you have any questions at all about the summer school please contact

me or any member of the organising committee, their names can be found

on our web page.

We are hoping to provide some financial support for Post Graduate

students. (However, preference is to be given to those registering early.)

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

From: Gyorgy Szeidl <mechszgy@uni-miskolc.hu>

Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 08:22:08 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Miskolc on Computational Mechanics**

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

NUMERICAL METHODS AND COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS

15-19th July 2002

Miskolc, Hungary

Organized by

the University of Miskolc and the Miskolc Committee of

the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

in cooperation with the Central European Association for Computational

Mechanics, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Slovak Academy of

Sciences, the University of Zilina (Slovakia), and the Budapest University

of Technology and Economics as a satellite conference to the

5th World Congress on Computational Mechanics

to be held in Vienna, July 7-12, 2002, see http://wccm.tuwien.ac.at/

The aim of the conference is to bring together numerical analysts,

specialists of computational mechanics and software developers.

Young researchers (less than 35 years of age) may be supported by the EU

contract to cover the registration fee and travel costs only. This will

depend on eligibility and demand.

FIELDS OF PRIMARY INTEREST

Numerical algebra (sparse and dense linear systems, eigenvalue problems,

nonlinear systems, parallel algorithms, etc.)

Numerical solution of differential equations (FEM, BEM, multigrid,

difference methods, spectral methods, parallel algorithms, etc.)

Computational mechanics (finite element method, boundary element

method, dynamics, fluid mechanics, parallel algorithms etc.)

Fifty-minute plenary lectures and twenty-minute talks are planned.

INTERNATONAL SCIENCE COMMITTEE

B. SZABO chairman; Washington University, St. Louis, USA

I. BABUSKA, The University of Texas, USA

C. BROYDEN, University of Bologna, Italy

K. BURRAGE, University of Queensland, Australia

U. GABBERT, Otto-von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany

R. HABER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

M. KLEIBER, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

V. KOMPIS, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

H. MANG, Vienna Technical University, Austria

R. MARZ, Humboldt-Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany

A.M. SANDIG, Universitat Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

J. SLADEK, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

E. SULI, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

E.Y. RODIN, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

W. WENDLAND, Universitat Stuttgart, Germany

T. CZIBERE, University of Miskolc, Hungary

I. KOZAK, University of Miskolc, Hungary

Z. GASPAR, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

I. PACZELT, University of Miskolc, Hungary

G. STOYAN, Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, Hungary

MINISYMPOSIA

Computational dynamics, numerical optimization, large eddy simulation.

Other minisymposia are being organized also.

PUBLICATION

A special issue of the journal:

Computers and Mathematics with Applications,

Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences

Further journals under consideration are:

Journal of Computational and Applied Mechanics,

Mathematical Notes, Miskolc.

TO CONTACT US

If you are interested in attending the conference and wish to be on the

mailing list, please send a message to the following e-mail address as soon

as possible: nmcm2002@uni-miskolc.hu

More detailed information is available at the URL address

http://www.uni-miskolc.hu/home/nmcm2002/

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

From: Martin Gutknecht <mhg@math.ethz.ch>

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 18:11:02 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Zurich Commemorating 50 Years of Conjugate Gradients**

The Web site for the

Latsis-Symposium 2002

ITERATIVE SOLVERS FOR LARGE LINEAR SYSTEMS

A conference commemorating 50 years of conjugate gradients

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

18 -- 21 February 2002

is now ready for electronic registration and abstract submission.

The deadline for abstracts is December 15. The Web site is at

http://www.cg50.ethz.ch OR http://ru13.inf.ethz.ch:8080/cg2002/WEB

The symposium will also host a celebration of Prof. Gene H. Golub's

70th birthday.

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

From: Jacob Kogan <kogan@math.umbc.edu>

Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 17:38:36 -0500

**Subject: Workshop in Arlingon on Clustering High-Dimensional Data**

Call for Papers

April 13, 2002 workshop on

Clustering High-Dimensional Data and its Applications

(http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/inderjit/workshop.html)

Hyatt Regency, Crystal City

Arlington, Virginia

to be Held in Conjunction with

Second SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2002)

(http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm02/)

The workshop is devoted to clustering high-dimensional data,

which arises in diverse applications such as text/web mining

and bioinformatics.

Important Dates

Papers Due: Jan 7th, 2002

Notification of Acceptance: Feb 11th, 2002

Camera ready: Feb 27th, 2002

Workshop: Apr 13th, 2002

Organizers:

Inderjit Dhillon: inderjit@cs.utexas.edu

Jacob Kogan: kogan@math.umbc.edu

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

From: Fredi Troeltzsch <troeltz@math.TU-Berlin.DE>

Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 13:55:39 +0100 (CET)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Technical University of Berlin**

POSITION OF FULL PROFESSOR (C4) AVAILABLE

At the Institute of Mathematics of the Faculty II---Mathematics and

Sciences---of the Technical University of Berlin a

FULL PROFESSORHIP (C4)

is available in the field of

NUMERICAL NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION

Chiffre: II-203 (End for sending application December 12, 2001).

The new professor will be expected to head the research group

``Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems'' at the Weierstrass

Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) within

Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V., a nonuniversity research

institute of the

Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft (Research Association) Gottfried Wilhelm

Leibniz (WGL).

Applicants should have a record of excellence in a contemporary field

of Numerical Nonlinear Optimization. Habilitation or an equivalent

qualification as well as a special ability to lead a research group are

expected. Teaching experience is essential. The capacity and readiness

to contribute to the solution of application-oriented

problems is required; relevant experience in this area is desired.

Applications quoting the reference number and including the usual

documents should be sent in written to:

Der Praesident der Technischen Universitaet Berlin

Fakultaet II -- Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften

Sekr. MA 4--1

Strasse des 17. Juni 136

D--10623 Berlin, Germany.

The Technical University of Berlin is an equal opportunities employer

and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

As the TUB is striving to increase its woman quota in fields where men

dominate the faculty staff, it will given preference to qualified women.

Qualified candidates with disabilities will also be given preference.

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

From: Adrian Lewis <aslewis@cecm.sfu.ca>

Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 12:32:33 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Simon Fraser University**

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

FACULTY APPOINTMENT IN MATHEMATICS

The Department of Mathematics of Simon Fraser University has

two positions in mathematics to be filled over the next two years.

One position will start September 1, 2002, the second a year later.

Applicants will be expected to have completed a Ph.D. degree at the

time of appointment and to have demonstrated a strong teaching and

research potential. The appointments will be made at the level of

Assistant Professor. The department seeks to enhance its current

strengths in combinatorics, computer algebra, modern analysis and

number theory.

The first hiring priority is combinatorial optimization. The

second priority is a candidate with expertise in algebra or algebraic

geometry. Candidates who can support the department's strengths will

be preferred. Exceptional applicants in all areas of pure

mathematics will be considered.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and descriptive

statements on research plans and teaching activities, should be sent

by 10 January, 2002 to:

Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Canada

e-mail: mcs@sfu.ca

Please arrange for letters of reference to be sent, in

confidence, from three referees.

We thank all applicants in advance; only those short-listed

will be contacted.

Further information on the department and the university can

be found on the http://www.math.sfu.ca/mast_home.html

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of

equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to all

qualified applicants.

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

From: Peter R Turner <prt@usna.edu>

Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 18:45:12 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Positions at U S Naval Academy**

FACULTY POSITIONS AT U S NAVAL ACADEMY

United States Naval Academy

Mathematics Department

Applications are invited for at least one anticipated tenure-track position

(subject to approval and funding) in mathematics at the Assistant Professor

level to start in August 2002 or January 2003. Candidates must have a Ph. D.

in Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related fields, demonstrate a

strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and show potential to continue

an active scholarly program. All fields of research will be considered.

Promotion and tenure evaluations follow the American Association of University

Professors guidelines. The Mathematics Department at the U. S. Naval Academy

consists of 44 civilians with Ph.D.'s and 17 military officers typically with

M.S.'s. Summer research support is usually available for the first three

years of new appointments. Faculty members receive full federal government

service benefits. Additional information about the U.S. Naval Academy and

the Mathematics Department can be found at Web site

http://www.usna.edu/MathDept/website/index.htm .

Applicants should provide an AMS cover letter (available at http://www.ams.

org/coversheet/about.html), a letter of application that includes a statement

of professional goals (including research plans), a C.V., three letters of

reference (at least one of which is devoted to the applicant's experience

and promise as a teacher), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Applications will be evaluated starting in January 2002. Send all materials

to: Search Committee, Mathematics Department, 572C Holloway Rd.,

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD 21402-5002. Tel: 410-293-6700;

Fax: 410-293-4883; Email: amg@usna.edu . The United States Naval Academy

is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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

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

Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 02:35:54 -0500

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

Research Position Available

at The University of Tennessee

in High-Performance Scientific Computing

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in

high-performance scientific computing at the Department of Computer

Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The candidate selected

will collaborate with a research team in the development of new

high-performance serial and parallel algorithms for solving important

matrix (numerical linear algebra) problems arising from materials

science applications. The initial focus will be on eigenvalue

problems.

The position requires experience in the development of parallel matrix

algorithms in either C or Fortran and strong working knowledge of

LAPACK and scaLAPACK. Familiarity with parallel architectures and

problem solving environments is also desired.

Among the benefits of the position are a competitive salary, travel

opportunities, access to state-of-the-art computational facilities

(including parallel architectures, high-performance workstations, and

high-performance networks), and opportunities to participate in leading

research collaborations in advanced scientific computing involving

internationally recognized scientists.

Inquiries should be directed to ward@cs.utk.edu

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

From: George Karypis <karypis@cs.umn.edu>

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 20:46:45 -0800

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at University of Minnesota**

Postdoctoral Positions for Research on Parallel Algorithms

Postdoctoral Positions at the University of Minnesota

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions jointly by

the department of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at

the University of Minnesota. Candidates will perform research on

parallel algorithms, graph partitioning, domain decomposition,

mesh generation, and develop scalable parallel libraries and

integrate them in existing scientific simulation codes.

Candidates will also participate in collaborative projects with

the Army High Performance Computing Research Center.

These positions will be under the direction of Professors

George Karypis and Kumar Tamma. Projects in progress include

parallel algorithms for graph partitioning, preconditioners for

iterative sparse linear system solvers, and data mining.

Additional details on the ongoing projects are available from

URL: http://www.cs.umn.edu/~karypis.

Candidates must have a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or

a related discipline. Expertise in parallel computing is essential,

and expertise in scientific computing is highly desirable.

The positions are for a period of one year, and will be renewable

subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

The salary will be competitive and based upon qualifications and

experience. Positions are available immediately.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply, please submit a resume, and names of three references to

Postdoctoral Position Search Committee

Computer Science Department

EE/CSci 4-192

200 Union Street, S.E.

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN 55455

FAX:612-624-6539

Attn: Professor George Karypis

Candidates are also encouraged to send their application via

e-mail to George Karypis (karypis@cs.umn.edu).

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

From: B. P. Sommeijer <B.P.Sommeijer@cwi.nl>

Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 10:11:17 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Research 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

from http://www.cwi.nl/projects/plankton,

or contact dr. B.P. Sommeijer, +31-20-5924192, bsom@cwi.nl

dr. J. Huisman, +31-20-5257085, jef.huisman@chem.uva.nl,

Prof. dr. J.G. Verwer, +31-20-5924095, janv@cwi.nl

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

From: M. A. Botchev <m.a.botchev@math.utwente.nl>

Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 12:26:27 +0100

**Subject: Student Position at University of Twente**

Within the chair MCM (Mathematics of Computational Mechanics) of the

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Twente, the Netherlands,

there is an open position for a PhD student. This project is a

collaboration in a large multidisciplinary research activity in Mathematical

Modeling of Integrated Optics ongoing in the chair AAMP (Applied Analysis

and Mathematical Physics) of the Faculty. Integrated Optics is a young

fast growing research field aiming at design of miniature devices able

to "mold" the wave structure of the flow of light in different ways.

A successful candidate will work on the development of a Maxwell

equations solver for modeling realistic 3D optical devices.

Due to the complicated physical and geometrical structures of realistic

optical devices, the numerical solution of the Maxwell equations for

these applications is a challenging problem requiring the use of state-

of-the-art Finite Element Methods (hp-adaptive Discontinuous Galerkin

Finite Element Methods) and special care for boundary conditions.

The large scale of the problems lead to the necessity of parallel

computing.

An applicant for this position is expected to have a M.Sc. or

comparable academic degree, good programming skills and strong

background in Numerical Analysis. Knowledge of the object-oriented

programming (C++) and Finite Element Methods is highly desirable.

University of Twente is a young ambitious university located at

the "far" East of the Netherlands. This year both the University

and its Mathematical Sciences Faculty hold first places in national

rankings. The appointment is for 4 years, with salary level according

to the Dutch universities salary scale and experience of the chosen

candidate. The applications containing a detailed CV and names

of at least two referents should be sent per electronic or regular

mail to:

Prof.dr.ir. Jaap van der Vegt

University of Twente

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

mailto:j.j.w.vandervegt@math.utwente.nl

URLs:

http://www.math.utwente.nl/mpcm/index_eng.htm (project)

http://intoffice.utwente.nl/english/ (university)

For further information contact

Dr. M.A.Botchev (mailto:m.a.botchev@math.utwente.nl) or

Prof.dr.ir. Jaap van der Vegt (mailto:j.j.w.vandervegt@math.utwente.nl)

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From: Elias Lipitakis <eal@aueb.gr>

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 13:23:11 +0200 (EET)

**Subject: Contents, HERMIS Journal**

Journal: HERMIS

ISSN: 1108-7609

Volume: 2

Date: November 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS

P.A. LIGOMENIDES

The perceptual and the physical basis for the reality

of the World of Symbols

1--16

A.A. SAMARSKII and P.N. VABISHCHEVICH

Difference schemes for the transport equation

17--28

C.T.H. BAKER, G.A. BOCHAROV, A. FILIZ, N.J. FORD,

C.A.H. PAUL, F.A. RIHAN, A. TANG, R.M. THOMAS,

H. TIAN and D.R. WILLE

Numerical Modeling by delay and Volterra functional

differential equations

29--52

A. ISERLES

Lie groups and the computation of invariants

53--68

D.J. EVANS

Recent developments in Computer Mathematics

69--106

A.A. SAMARSKII and P.N. VABISHCHEVICH

Additive schemes for evolutionary equations of the

second order

107--114

I.C. DEMETRIOU and E.A. LIPITAKIS

Measuring the smoothing performance of Least Squares

Approximations by non-negative divided differences

115--132

M. IKEHATA, G.N. MAKRAKIS and G. NAKAMURA

Inverse boundary value problems for Ocean acoustics

133--138

G. STRANG

Introduction to Wavelets and Filters

139--154

J.J. DONGARRA, H.W. MEUER, H.D. SIMON and

E. STROHMAIER

High Performance Computing Trends

155-162

R.C. CALINESCU

A communication cost analysis framework for loop nest tiling

163--170

A. INSELBERG

Applications of parallel coordinates

171--184

G.C. BITROS

Economic replacement theory recovered and extended

185--206

P.A. PAPAKYRIAZIS

Combination and optimal selection of costly artificial

neural network forecasts with non-stationary weights

207--232

C.A. FLOUDAS

Global optimization in computational Chemistry: Protein Folding

233--238

G. VOYATZIS, N. NIKOLAIDIS and I. PITAS

Copyright protection of Multimedia documents:

from theory to application

239--246

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

Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 09:17:43 -0600 (CST)

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

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 339

Issue : 1-3

Date : 15-Dec-2001

pp 1-2

Special issue on Discrete Tomography

A. Del Lungo, P. Gronchi, G.T. Herman

pp 3-21

X-rays characterizing some classes of discrete sets

E. Barcucci, A. Del Lungo, M. Nivat, R. Pinzani

pp 23-35

Comparison of algorithms for reconstructing hv-convex discrete sets

E. Balogh, A. Kuba, C. Devenyi, A.D. Lungo

pp 37-57

Reconstruction of 4- and 8-connected convex discrete sets from row and

column projections

S. Brunetti, A. DelLungo, F. DelRistoro, A. Kuba, M. Nivat

pp 59-73

On the computational complexity of reconstructing three-dimensional lattice

sets from their two-dimensional X-rays

S. Brunetti, A. Del Lungo, Y. Gerard

pp 75-89

Speeding up stochastic reconstructions of binary images from limited

projection directions

E. Vardi, G.T. Herman, T. Yung Kong

pp 91-109

A convergent composite mapping Fourier domain iterative algorithm for 3-D

discrete tomography

A.E. Yagle

pp 111-124

Binary steering in discrete tomography reconstruction with sequential and

simultaneous iterative algorithms

Y. Censor

pp 125-145

Reconstruction of tomographic images using analog projections and the

digital Radon transform

I. Svalbe, D. van der Spek

pp 147-169

An algorithm for discrete tomography

L. Hajdu, R. Tijdeman

pp 171-194

Reconstruction of discrete sets with absorption

A. Kuba, M. Nivat

pp 195-204

Detection of flaws in construction columns using 3D reconstruction and

manipulation

J. Santos, L.C. Longoria, J.C. Palacios

pp 205-219

Two-view ''cylindrical decomposition'' of binary images

V. Di Gesu, C. Valenti

pp 221

Author index

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