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From: William I-Ferng <>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 17:15:20 -0700
Subject: Biswa Datta Elected to the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences

Biswa Datta has been elected as an Academician of
the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences(ANS). The ANS is
an international organization with its headquarters
in Moscow, Russia. The admittance to membership of
the Academy recognizes outstanding contributions of
theoretical and applied significance and highly
acknowledged leadership in mathematics, mechanics
and control. The details can be found in the NIU
Mathematics Department Web Site


From: Darrell Ross <>
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 11:03:46 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra

The Eighth SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra is now accepting
submissions for participation!

About the Conference

The Eighth SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra is the latest in a
successful series of meetings that began in Raleigh more than 20 years ago.
The meeting is being organized in cooperation with the International Linear
Algebra Society (ILAS) and covers a wide and inclusive range of topics in
applied and core linear algebra, as well as applications, both emerging and

Meeting Themes

Meeting themes include, but are not limited to:

Core Linear Algebra:

* Indefinite inner products
* Matrix inequalities
* Kronecker products
* Symbolic computations
* Graphs and matrices

Numerical Linear Algebra:

* Large-scale eigenvalue problems
* Optimization
* Polynomial eigenvalue problems
* Foundations of computational mathematics
* Lattice QCD calculations

Linear Algebra and its applications in:

* Information retrieval
* Computational biomedicine
* Dynamical systems
* Quantum information
* Systems and control
* Image processing

For details please visit:

Deadlines for submissions are...

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: 12/16/02
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speakers' abstracts: 1/13/03
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts for posters or lectures:


From: jankok <>
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 09:07:29 +0200
Subject: Woudschoten Conference on Numerical Analysis


The next Woudschoten conference of the Dutch&Flemish Numerical Analysis
Communities will be held on 1 - 3 October 2003,
at the Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist, The Netherlands.

Themes of the conference will be:
1. moving boundary problems
2. matrix functions

A full announcement will be made on the web page in the Spring of 2003,

For information : Jan Kok, secretary of the organizing committee.


From: Ben Polman <>
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 15:54:17 +0200
Subject: Conference in Nijmegen on Constrained Optimization

Preconditioning Methods for Constrained Optimization Problems (PMOCCO'2002)
University of Nijmegen, October 23-25, 2002

the program can be found at the conference web-page.

Contact address:

PMOCCO'2002, Department of Mathematics, University of Nijmegen
Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen, NL


From: Lithuania <>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 12:31:56 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Conference in Lithuania on Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

Eighth International Conference
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
May 28 - 31, 2003, Trakai, Lithuania

Conference organizers
- The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI)
- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius
- Vilnius University

The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical modelling and
usage of finite difference and finite element methods for numerical
solution of modern problems of science and engineering.
It aims, in particular, at fostering cooperation among practitioners
and theoreticians in this field.
Another very important aim of the MMA meetings is to assist in the creation
and maintenance of contacts between scientists from West and East.

Working language of the Conference is English.

Basic topics
- Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of
mathematical physics
- Parallel algorithms and parallel computing
- Application of numerical methods to engineering problems
- Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications
- Navier - Stokes equations and applications
- Scientific computation

Local Organizing Committee
R.Ciegis (Lithuania - Chairman), H.Neunzert(Germany - Vice - chairman),
M.Sapagovas (Lithuania - Vice - chairman), A.Buikis (Latvia),
F.Ivanauskas (Lithuania), M.Meilunas (Lithuania), A.Krylovas (Lithuania),
A.Pedas (Estonia), K.Pileckas (Lithuania), S Rutkauskas (Lithuania),
V.Skakauskas (Lithuania), A.Stikonas (Lithuania).

The scientific program includes invited plenary talks (40 min) and
contributed talks (20 min).

Authors are requested to send an abstract ( maximum 1 page )
before April 10, 2003.

Instructions and a style file for the preparation of the abstracts
are available at

Questions regarding MMA2003 should be addressed to

More information on Trakai at


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 17:44:56 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Symposium in Japan on Validated Numerics

Dear Friends,

11th GAMM - IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing,
Computer Arithmetic, and Validated Numerics SCAN'2004 will be held in
Fukuoka, Japan, on October 4-8, 2004.

The conference continues the series of international SCAN symposia,
which have been initiated by the University of Karlsruhe. At the
beginning, the symposia have been held in this town, but with its
increasing interest SCAN symposia have been held in many towns in
Europe: Basel (1989), Varna-Albena (1990), Oldenburg (1991), Wien
(1993), Wuppertal (1995), Lyon (1997), Budapest (1998), Karlsruhe
(2000), Paris (2002), under the joint sponsorship of GAMM and IMACS.
These conferences have traditionally covered the numerical and algorithmic
aspects of scientific computing, with a strong emphasis on validation
and verification of computed results as well as on arithmetic,
programming, and algorithmic tools for this purpose. The objectives
are to propagate current applications and research as well as to
promote a greater understanding and increased awareness of the subject

The scientific program will consist of invited general lectures and
contributed presentations. Exhibitions and demonstrations of computer
hardware and software will be welcome.


From: Gene Allgower <>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 10:36:01 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Chair Position at Colorado State University

Colorado State University seeks applications and nominations for the
position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science.
Candidates from academic, industrial, and government sectors are
encouraged to apply. We are a dynamic and energetic department located in
Fort Collins at the base of the scenic Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins is
consistently ranked as a top ten community for its quality of life,
particularly for families.

The Department is involved in leading research programs, and is strongly
committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Our
research strengths include artificial intelligence, software engineering,
parallel and distributed computing, networking, databases, security,
architecture, computer graphics, and theory of computation. More
information is available at

The Chair will have opportunities to capitalize on a university-wide
Information Technology initiative and to guide the department's expansion
into a new building. The Chair will take an active role in faculty
development and work with the department to identify and pursue
innovations in teaching, research and outreach activities. (S)he must have
a vision to lead the department to a prominent role in research and
teaching, develop a plan to achieve it, and pursue its attainment. The
Chair will be actively engaged in research, and perform teaching and
student advising as appropriate.

Candidates must have a doctorate or equivalent and a distinguished record
of research and scholarship in computer science or related field. Good
interpersonal skills, demonstrated or potential administrative ability,
scientific and organizational leadership, and teaching ability are
expected. The Chair will have creative ideas for organizational
development, and an ability to work effectively with university,
community, industry and government officials. The appointment will be at
the full professor rank at Colorado State University.

Letters of application should discuss your qualifications for the position
as listed above. Include a full curriculum vitae and the names,
addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references.
Nominations or applications may be submitted in Adobe Acrobat format to or to:

Professor David Krueger
Department of Computer Science
Chair Search Committee
Colorado State University
1873 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1873

Applications and nominations will be considered until position is filled;
however, applications should be received by December 3, 2002, for full
consideration. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2003.

Colorado State University is an EEO/AA employer. Equal Opportunity Office:
101 Student Services. When semifinalists are identified, their files will
be open to all faculty in the Department of Computer Science.


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 12:13:53 -0700
Subject: Chair and Faculty Positions at San Diego State


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University
invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Professor,
with appointment to begin July 1, 2003. For more details visit the
Department web page at SDSU is a Title IX, equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the
basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender,
marital status, age, disability or veteran status, including veterans of
the Vietnam era.

There are several faculty positions in several departments, in addition to
the chair of Math and Statistics, in connection with our Graduate program
in Computational Science.
Please see under job opportunities.

Jose E. Castillo PhD
Director / Professor
Computational Science Research Center
San Diego State University
619-5947205/3430, Fax 619-594-5291


From: P J McCarthy <>
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 13:00:05 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at Carnegie Mellon University

Tenure-Track Position
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University
invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor,
starting in the Fall of 2003.

The position is in Optimization and Mathematical Programming. Preference
will be given to candidates whose research is in continuous optimization
with a strong computational component. Candidates must demonstrate
outstanding promise or excellent accomplishments in research in the above
areas, as well as an ability to be an effective teacher.

Applicants should send by January 17, 2003 a curriculum vitae, list of
publications, a statement describing current and planned research, and
arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:
Tenure-Track Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Applicants are
encouraged to include the completed AMS standardized application form
available at

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to increasing the
number of women and minority faculty. Carnegie Mellon University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications
from women and minorities.


From: Bill Briggs <>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 10:31:32 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Colorado at Denver

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Mathematics Department, University of Colorado at Denver

The Mathematics Department at the University of Colorado at Denver invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 11, 2003.
Applicants should have a relevant Ph.D., an established a research record in
numerical analysis and high performance computing, with an
emphasis in geophysical problems.

Applications must contain a letter of intent that includes a statement of
strengths, full curriculum vita, names of four references, and reprints
of three recent publications. Review of applications begins October 15, 2002.
Applications should be sent to:

Faculty Search Committee
Mathematics Department, Box 170
University of Colorado at Denver
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

The Colorado Open Records Act requires a written request for
confidentiality at the time of application. The University of
Colorado at Denver is an equal opportunity educator and employer
committed to excellence through inclusiveness.


From: Beattie <>
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 09:05:52 +0000
Subject: Faculty Position at Virginia Tech

The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech seeks
applications to fill a tenure-track position in the areas of
Numerical Analysis, Optimization, or Computational
Mathematics. Appointments may be made at the assistant
or associate professor levels. Candidates must have an
earned doctorate in mathematics or equivalent at time of
appointment, and have an active research program in
numerical analysis, optimization, or computational
mathematics. We are particularly interested in
applicants who can complement and enhance existing
strengths in our department. Additional information on
the position and the department is available at
Additional information about the university is available

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of
research plans, together with four letters of recommendation
(one of which addresses teaching skills and experience), to:
Numerical Analysis Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics,
Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123.

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2002
and will continue until the position is filled.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Tech is
deeply committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting,
and retaining women, persons of color, and persons with
disabilities. We strongly value diversity in the college
community, and seek to assure equality in education and
employment. Individuals with disabilities desiring
accommodations in the application process should contact
Pat Ray, Department of Mathematics, 540-231-6536
(TDD/PC 1-800-828 1120- Voice 1-800-828-1140).


From: Tom Seidman <>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 12:45:37 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC (University of Maryland
Baltimore County) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
Mathematical Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in the Fall
of 2003, pending funding availability. For further information about UMBC and
the Department, please access the department's web site at

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field,
have an active, independent research program, strong potential for obtaining
external funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Preference will
be given to candidates who are able to conduct interdisciplinary research, as
well as those able to interact with existing groups in the Department.
[Current research areas represented in the Department include differential
equations, numerical analysis, optimization, systems theory, stochastic
processes, and mathematical modeling.]

Applicants should send a vita and a summary of their current research
program, and have three letters of reference sent to:
Mathematics Recruitment Committee,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Maryland Baltimore County,
Baltimore, MD 21250.
Screening of applicants will commence December 1, 2002, and will continue
until the position is filled.


From: Don Fausett <>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 15:42:15 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at Georgia Southern University

Applications are invited for three tenure track positions at the assistant
professor level, starting August 1, 2003. A Ph.D. in applied mathematics
is required by the starting date. Applicants must demonstrate a potential
for scholarly activity as well as a commitment to excellence in
teaching. Command of written and spoken English is required. Preference
will be given to applicants whose specialties include numerical linear
algebra, optimization, applied analysis, or other specialties in
computational and applied mathematics that complement existing areas of
research by departmental faculty. Faculty web pages may be found at Ability to work with diverse populations preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial
transcripts of all graduate work, a description of commitment to excellence
in teaching, and a brief description of planned scholarly activities to Dr.
Don Fausett, Mathematics Search Chair, Search Number 45034, Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, PO Box 8093,
Statesboro, GA 30460-8093. In addition, three confidential letters of
recommendation should be mailed directly by the references to the
Mathematics Search Chair. Screening of complete applications will begin
November 1, 2002. In order to be considered, applications must be
completed by January 20, 2003.

Georgia Southern University, a member of the University System of Georgia,
is the largest and most comprehensive center of higher education in the
southern half of Georgia. A residential university serving 14,500 students,
Georgia Southern's hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience
emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success.
The University offers 130 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's,
and doctoral levels through six colleges. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern
became a regional university in 1990. The 634-acre campus is located in
Statesboro, a community of approximately 30,000 residents, 50 miles
northwest of historic Savannah and 200 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Institution. Georgia is an Open Records state. Persons who need
reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in
order to participate in the search process should notify the search chair.


From: Yuan Xu <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 15:12:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Oregon

Applications are invited for one tenure-track Assistant or Associate
Professor in the Department of Mathematics in the areas of numerical
analysis and/or applied analysis, beginning September 2003.
Qualifications are a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, an excellent
record of research accomplishment in the required fields, and
evidence of teaching ability.

Competitive salary with excellent fringe benefits. Mail complete
vita and at least three letters of recommendation to Professor Yuan
Xu, Chair of Applied Analysis Search Committee, 1222 Department of
Mathematics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1222.
Application materials may NOT be submitted electronically.

Closing date is January 6, 2003. Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply. The University of Oregon is an EO/AA/ADA Institution
committed to diversity.


From: Luc Gilles <>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 12:30:16 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Research Assistantship at Michigan Technological University

A full-time graduate research assistantship in the Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department, Michigan Technological University, Michigan, is
available starting Fall 2002, to do a PhD under supervision of Pr.L.Gilles
on Analysis, Modeling Tools and Simulation of Advanced Control Algorithms
for Adaptive Optics on Future Giant Telescopes. Work will be in close
collaboration with Dr. B.Ellerbroek, Gemini observatory (Hawaii) and
Pr. C.Vogel, Dpt. of Mathematics, Montana State University.
Some level of collaboration with Pr. Dekany (Astro, Caltech) and LLNL is
also expected. Applicants should have a master in Adaptive Optics,
Control, Computational Mathematics (multiscale algorithms, inverse
problems, optimization) or related field. Applications by email to Pr.
---US citizens or permanent residents--- are strongly encouraged to apply
for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, DEADLINE NOV. 7 2002!!!


From: M Hubbard <>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 10:01:13 +0100
Subject: Studentship at the University of Leeds

A PhD studentship is available from 1st January
2003 to develop new numerical methods for accurately modeling
time-dependent fluid flows. The methods will be based on the
the residual distribution framework, which underlies a number
of the best current methods for simulating complex fluid flows.
The main focus of the project is the construction of high
order versions of these schemes and their subsequent application
to realistic problems in coastal engineering and/or meteorology.
The research will be undertaken within the CPDE Unit
( in the School of Computing
at the University of Leeds.

You should have, or expect to obtain, a good Bachelors or
Masters degree in a Mathematical or Physical science or an
appropriate Engineering discipline. A strong mathematical
background is essential and programming experience would be
an advantage.

The studentship provides the standard EPSRC maintenance
allowance and the payment of tuition fees. This is available
to applicants from UK/EU countries only.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Matthew Hubbard:
telephone +44 (0)113 343 5459 or e-mail

To apply, please send a full curriculum vitae, giving details
of your qualifications, experience and achievements, and the
names of two referees by Friday 18th October 2002 to Dr Matthew
Hubbard, School of Computing, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK,
or by e-mail to

Closing date: 18th October 2002


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 09:27:19 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Numerical Algorithms

August 2002, Volume 30 (Issue: 3-4)
ISSN: 1017-1398

Title, Author(s), Pages #(s)

A Fast Algorithm for Two-Dimensional Elliptic Problems
Lori Badea, Prabir Daripa

Preconditioned Spectral Gradient Method
F. Luengo, M. Raydan, W. Glunt, T.L. Hayden

Automatic Differentiation for Solving Nonlinear Partial Differential
Equations: An Efficient Operator Overloading Approach
E. Tijskens, D. Roose, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker

Recovering Mesh Geometry from a Stiffness Matrix
Andreas Stathopoulos, Shang-Hua Teng

Zeros of 3F2(-n,b,c\d,e;z) Polynomials
K. Driver, K. Jordaan

Numerical Computation of Connecting Orbits in Delay Differential Equations
Giovanni Samaey, Koen Engelborghs, Dirk Roose

Author Index


From: Thomas Hogan <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 13:24:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 117, Number 2, August 2002

G. Corach, A. Maestripieri, and D. Stojanoff
Oblique projections and abstract splines

George Kvernadze
Uniform convergence of Fourier-Jacobi series

Bruce Kessler
A construction of compactly supported biorthogonal scaling vectors and
multiwavelets on $\BR^2$

A. Sri Ranga and Walter Van Assche
Blumenthal's theorem for Laurent orthogonal polynomials

Fernando Mazzone and H\'{e}ctor Cuenya
Isotonic approximation in $L_1$

Halil Oru\c{c} and Necibe Tuncer
On the convergence and iterates of $q$-Bernstein polynomials

Author index for Volume 117


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 13:57:44 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Reliable Computing
Volume 8, issue 6, 2002

Mathematical Research

A QFT Procedure for Generating Design Frequencies and Bounds of
Guaranteed Accuracy
Paluri S. V. Nataraj, Suresh Mandir Sheela

Symbolic Preconditioning with Taylor Models: Some Examples
R. Baker Kearfott, G. William Walster

Kernel-Splitting Technique for Enclosing the Solution of Fredholm
Equations of the First Kind
Hans-Juergen Dobner

Range Estimation Is NP-Hard for e^2 Accuracy and Feasible for e^(2-d)
Vladik Kreinovich

Outer Solution of Linear Systems Whose Elements Are Affine Functions of
Interval Parameters
Lubomir V. Kolev

Epistemic Uncertainty Workshop


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