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From: Jean Claude Berges <>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 13:35:38 +0100
Subject: Query on Univariate Polynomial Interpolation

Dear NA-Netters,

I have the following problem of polynomial univariate interpolation.
My given data set is a spacecraft trajectory with :

-> Ti : the time, i.e. the independent variable,
-> (Xi,Yi,Zi) : the position of the spacecraft at Ti
-> (dXi/dt,dYi/dt,dZi/dt) : the velocity of the
spacecraft at Ti
-> (d^2Xi/dt^2,d^2Yi/dt^2,d^2Zi/dt^2) : the acceleration
of the spacecraft at Ti
with i = 1,2, .......

and I want to compute the value of the interpolant evaluated
at Tc: (X,Y,Z) at Tc, (dX/dt,dY/dt,dZ/dt) at Tc and
(d^2X/dt^2,d^2Y/dt^2,d^2Z/dt^2) at Tc.

- the first step is to choose a window arround the time Tc
in the data set (First problem: What about the "good"
width of the window ?....)
- then, the computation of the interpolant at the set of points
in the window (Problem : What interpolant to choose ?
Hermite like algorithm ? Hermite-Birkhoff algorithm ? ...)

Do you know effective methods (and free Fortran or C codes)
to solve this problem ?

Thanks in advance.

Jean Claude BERGES
French Space Center ( DTS/MPI/MS/PNC)
18,Av. Edouard Belin
31401 TOULOUSE Cedex 04 - FRANCE

E-mail :


From: Kenneth Holmstrom <>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2002 21:18:19 +0100
Subject: CPLEX Now in MATLAB and TOMLAB

Tomlab /CPLEX v8.0 is now released by Tomlab Optimization Inc., and
provides a MATLAB interface to the world leading optimization software
CPLEX 8.0 from ILOG Inc. ( ).

Tomlab /CPLEX solves linear and quadratic programming (LP, QP) and
mixed-integer linear and quadratic programming (MILP, MIQP) problems.

Visit for more information and download of demo version.

Tomlab /CPLEX is available both for new CPLEX users including a
CPLEX 8.0 license and standalone for existing CPLEX users.

Tomlab /CPLEX gives full control of all CPLEX control parameters that
influence the optimization. All diagnostic callbacks are callbacks to
MATLAB with user control.

Professor Kenneth Holmstrom
Malardalen University, Sweden


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 09:42:31 -0500
Subject: Correction to New Address for Max Gunzburger

I recently posted my new address on na,digest. Unfortunately, I had a
typo in my email address. The new correct information is as follows:

Sorry about this,


Max Gunzburger
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-4120
850-644-0098 (fax)


From: Lester Ingber <>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 08:51:06 -0500
Subject: Importance-Sampling of Multivariate Gaussian Distribution

I can transform a class of problems into multivariate Gaussian [0,1]
distributions, i.e., with covariance matrix essentially a correlation
matrix (1's on the diagonal and 0 < determinant <= 1, with data-dependent
off-diagonal terms -- e.g., not a random matrix), with dimension on the
order of 100. I wish to importance-sample this distribution so that I
can perform integrals over it subject to different constraints, etc.

Extreme accuracy is not a big issue. I need a set of points, e.g., some
1000-10,000's, at a coarse resolution of some fraction of the StdDev(=1)
over this space that give the most contribution to the integrals.

One approach I can consider is to use my ASA code, collecting "biases"
of generated and acceptance distributions at a schedule of temperatures,
at multiple coarse-grained points from simulated annealing optimization
of the integrands.

However, I'd like to know of references to papers/codes of other potential
approaches to this problem. It seems that the simple specification of
the Gaussian weight function in the integrand should make this problem



Prof. Lester Ingber


From: Mark Gockenbach <>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 16:17:08 -0500 (EST)
Subject: New Book on Partial Differential Equations

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that my book "Partial Differential Equations:
Analytical and Numerical Methods" is now available from SIAM. This is
an undergraduate-level textbook with several distinctive features:

1. Fourier series and finite element methods are treated on an equal
basis. Thus students learn both classical and modern techniques
for solving PDEs.
2. Examples and exercises are posed in terms of meaningful physical
experiments (correct physical parameters and units, etc.).
3. The accompanying CD contains thorough tutorials for MATLAB, Mathematica,
and Maple, showing how to use any of these software packages to
apply the methods from the text.
4. Necessary background about linear algebra and ordinary differential
equations is presented. The book is largely self-contained.

Students purchasing the book receive a free 15-month student membership
in SIAM upon request.

To order, please visit
To request an examination copy, visit


2002 / xxii + 614 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 0-89871-518-0
List Price $69.00 / SIAM Member Price $48.30 / Order Code OT79 / Includes

You can contact me by email if you have any questions about the book.

Mark S. Gockenbach
Associate Professor
Michigan Technological University


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 11:28:07 GMT
Subject: Meeting at Manchester on Structured Eigenvalue Problems

Manchester Centre for Computational Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester

One Day Meeting on Structured Eigenvalue Problems
Friday, November 8th 2002
10:30am - 4:30pm

Professor Steven Mackey (W. Michigan Univ.)
"All in the Family: Factorizations in Matrix Groups"

Professor Niloufer Mackey (W. Michigan Univ.)
"Exploiting the Quaternion Structure of Real Eigenproblems"

Professor Peter Lancaster (Univ. Calgary)
"Perturbation theory for analytic matrix functions: the semisimple case"

Professor Seamus Garvey (Univ. Nottingham)
"Structure Preserving Transformations and Equivalence Flows for Linear
Dynamic Systems"

The meeting takes place in the Mathematics Building on Oxford Road
(see for directions).
Car parking is available in the Multi-Storey Car Park on Booth Street East.
There is no registration fee.
Lunch can be purchased in the University Refectory.

Tea/coffee will be served in the Brian Hartley Room (6th floor).
Lectures will be in Room 2.14.

Francoise Tisseur and Nick Higham


From: Andrew Knyazev <>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 12:59:24 -0700
Subject: IMACS Symposium in Denver on Iterative Methods

Sixth IMACS International Symposium
Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing
March 27-30, 2003
University of Colorado at Denver
followed by the Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid
March 30-April 4, 2003

Organized by the University of Colorado at Denver and
Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.

Sponsored by the University of Colorado at Denver,
the National Science Foundation, and
the Center for Applied Scientific Computing of
the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Applications (with new emphasis on Computational Biology)
Domain Decomposition
Parallel Methods
Nonsymmetric Solvers
Nonlinear Systems and Eigenvalue Solvers
Iterative Methods in Optimization
Multilevel Methods
Krylov Methods

Opportunities for Iterative Methods in Computational Biology
Steve Billups (
Harvey Greenberg (
Industrial Applications of Iterative Methods
Gene Poole (
Very Large Eigenvalue Problems
Richard Lehoucq (

Andrew Knyazev, chairman, and Stephen Billups, Harvey Greenberg
(all mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver),
and Junping Wang (mathematics and computer sciences, Colorado School of Mines).

Jan Mandel, chairman, mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver
Owe Axelsson, mathematics, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Christina Christara, computer sciences, University of Toronto
Elias Houstis, computer sciences, Purdue University
Esmond G. Ng, scientific computing, NERSC, LBNL
Douglas E. Salane, mathematics, John Jay College, CCNY
G. W. "Pete" Stewart, computer sciences, University of Maryland
Junping Wang, mathematics and computer sciences, Colorado School of Mines
D.H. Wood, computer and information sciences, University of Delaware

The International Organizing Committee consists of the members of
the IMACS Technical Committee on Computational Linear Algebra.

Special Journal Issue
Each speaker will be invited to submit a paper for publication
in a special issue of the IMACS Journal of Applied Numerical Mathematics,
guest editors Andrew Knyazev and Jan Mandel, devoted to the meeting.
These papers will be subjected to the same rigorous refereeing process
as regular journal submissions.

Student Paper Competition
All students (and new PhDs whose degrees were awarded after January 1, 2002)
are invited to submit a paper for competition.
Thanks to funding from the Division of Mathematical Sciences of
the National Science Foundation, 10 or more winners will be selected
to receive financial support for travel expenses, lodging, and
conference registration fee waivers.
The deadline for submission is December 15, 2002.

December 15, 2002
Mini Symposia Proposals
Student Competition Papers
February 1, 2003
Early Registration (reduced rate)
Hotel Reservations (for guaranteed lodging)
Author Abstracts (one-page limit)
Author Papers (optional) for Conference Electronic Preliminary Proceedings

Depending on availability of funds, limited financial support
will be available for students upon request.
Colorado students will be offered registration fee waivers
if they register by February 1, 2003.

University of Colorado at Denver
Fax 303.556.8550, Attn: IMACS

Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
Attn: Cathy Lee
1390 Claremont Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone and Fax 303.554.1232


From: Willi Schoenauer <>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 15:06:04 +0100
Subject: Block Lecture on Supercomputing

Block Lecture Supercomputing in February 2003

Scientific Supercomputing: Architecture and Use of Shared and Distributed
Memory Parallel Computers (in English) (01112 + 01113, 2 + 2 SWS)

Block lecture in the week 17.2. - 21.2.2003

Location: Seminarraum 217 in the Computer Center of the Universitaet Karlsruhe,
building 20.21, second floor
Time: Mo - Fr 8.30 - 10.00, 10.30 - 12.00 h, Mo - Thu 14.30 - 16.00 h

Schoenauer/Haefner: Exercises in Seminarraum 217 and terminal room, Mo 16.30 -
19.00 h and further terms

Background: Supercomputers are built by connecting vector pipelines or
microprocessors by a communication network. The theoretical peak
performance now is more than 36 TFLOPS (teraflops, 1E12 floating-point
operations per second). These parallel computers are used for the
numerical simulation in all technical and scientific areas: crash tests
for automobiles, weather forecast, elementary particle physics, drug
design etc. The progress in science and technology is essentially
determined by this new "Computational Science". At the Universitaet
Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe are installed an IBM
RS/6000 SP and a Siemens/Fujitsu VPP5000 with totally 460 GFLOPS. At ZAM
J=FClich will be installed in 2003 a 6 TFLOPS IBM SP for German
scientists. You should therefore get acquainted with the usage of such
supercomputers. Also the usage of workstations will profit from the lecture.

Contents: The contents of the lecture and how to obtain the manuscript
(book, 309 pages) can be seen via the URL

It should be mentioned that there is an open-ended (hand-written)
ADDENDUM to this basic lecture where further architectures and
algorithms are published. It is also accessible via the above URL.

Prerequisite for the exercises is the basic knowledge of UNIX and Fortran
(short introduction).

There is no necessity of registration for students of Karlsruhe.
External participants should send an e-mail. Information about the
Computer Center is under the URL

The next term will probably be in mid February 2004

Willi Schoenauer
Rechenzentrum der Universitaet Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel: +49/721/608-6350
Fax: +49/721/32550


From: Steffen Boerm <>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 14:22:12 +0100
Subject: Winterschool in Leipzig on Hierarchical Matrices

Announcement Winter School "Hierarchical Matrices"

Organizers: Wolfgang Hackbusch, Lars Grasedyck, Steffen Boerm
(Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences,

Sponsor: DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 357
"Effiziente Algorithmen und Mehrskalenverfahren",
Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel

Time: February 24th to February 28th, 2003
Deadline for registration: December 15th, 2002

Topic: Hierarchical Matrices can be a useful tool for the treatment of
integral operators as well as the solution of linear systems arising
in the discretisation of elliptic partial differential equations.
Moreover, the representation of matrices in the hierarchical matrix
format is suitable for the efficient solution of matrix equations.

The aim of this winterschool is to teach the necessary theoretical
foundations for hierarchical matrices, but most of all the efficient
implementation of the algorithms. The practical realisation on the
computer will be done during the exercise courses in the afternoons.
Finally, the participants will be introduced to the H-Matrix library
developed at the University Kiel and the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig.



From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 15:11:02 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference on the Geosciences

SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the
Geosciences (SIAG/GS) (GS03)

Location: Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin, Austin, Texas

Dates: March 17-20, 2003

The Conference Program is now available at

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 10:35:57 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry

SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers (MI03)

Location: The Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Dates: June 23-25, 2003
The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:


Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: November 26, 2002
Deadline for minisymposium speaker abstracts: December 23, 2002
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: December 23, 2002

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Hans Feichtinger <>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 09:49:25 +0100
Subject: Conference in Salzburg on Sampling Theory

I would like to let you know that we will organize
SampTA03, the conference on Sampling theory and Applications,
in May (26-30th), 2003, near Salzburg (Austria). This
conference is the 5th in a series of biannual conferences
on this topic. We encourage interaction between people
working on theoretical, numerical and practical issues
related to sampling, scattered data approximation, such
as tomography, geophysical applications, signal processing
and many others. For details see the conference home-page

The registration is open for 1-2 more weeks from now on.
There will be poster presentation and talks. We hope to
avoid having too many parallel sessions.


From: Weiwei Sun <>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 10:51:39 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Conference in Hong Kong on Scientific Computing


City University of Hong Kong
January 6 - 9, 2003


The aims of the workshop are to bring together mathematicians,
scientists and engineers working in the fields of scientific
computing with the emphasis on solving real-world problems
and to provide a forum for the participants to meet and exchange
ideas of common interests in an informal atmosphere.


Y. Y. Lu (CityU, Hong Kong,
Weiwei Sun (CityU, Hong Kong,
Tao Tang (Baptist University of Hong Kong,

Plenary speakers include:

M. Baines (Reading, England): A Moving Finite Element Method Using Monitor
H. Brunner (Newfoundland, Canada): Collocation Methods for Nonlinear
Functional Integro-differential Equations
K. Burrage (Queensland, Australia): A Computational Framework for the
Efficient Simulation of Stochastic Chemical Kinetics
S.-Y. Chen (John Hopkins, USA): TBA
E. Doedel (Concordia, Canada): Continuation of Periodic Solutions in
Conservative Systems with Application to the N-Body Problem
T. Kako (Electro-Communications, Japan): Numerical Method for the Helmholtz
Equation in Unbounded Region and Its Applications)
F. Natterer (Munster, Germany): Marching Scheme for Inverse Helmholtz
Jean-Claude Nedelec (Ecole Polytechnique, France): Preconditions for the
Integral Operators of Acoustic and Maxwell Scattering Problems
R. D. Russell (Simon Fraser, Canada): Moving Mesh Methods for
Time-Dependent PDEs
E. Tadmor (UCLA and Maryland, USA): High Resolution Central Schemes for
Nonlinear Advection Problems
X.-P. Wang (HKUST, Hong Kong): Study of Magnetic Domain Structures by
Micromagnetic Simulation
P.-W. Zhang (Peking, China) : Computational Modeling of Complex Fluid

Scientific Committee:

Gang Bao (Michigan, USA)
Weinan E (Princeton, USA)
G. Fairweather (Colorado, USA)
Ping Lin (National University, Singapore)
Yanping Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)
Zhong-Ci Shi (Academia Sinica, China, Chair)
Dongwoo Sheen (Seoul National University, Korea)
Jie Shen (Purdue & Central Florida, USA)
Ian Sloan (UNSW, Australia)
M. Tabata (Kyushu, Japan)
Yaushu Wong (University of Alberta, Canada)
Jason Zhang (CityU of HK, China)

Mini-symposiums (partial list):

1. New methods in computational electromagnetics
(organizer: Bo Zhang, Coventry University, UK and J. Yamauchi,
Hosei University, Japan)
2. Recent advances in spectral methods and computational fluid dynamics
(organizer: Jie Shen, Purdue, USA)
3. Superconvergence
(organizer: Zhimin Zhang, Wayne State University, USA)
4. Numerical methods for partial integro-differential equations
(organizer: Yanping Lin, University of Alberta, Canada)
5. Finite element methods for transient problems
(organizer: Graeme Fairweather, Colorado School of Mines, USA)
6. Numerical methods for multi-scale problems
(organizers: P.Lin, National University of Singapore and
S.Wang, University of Western Australia)
7. Mathematics and computation in electromagnetics and optics
(organizer: Gang Bao, Michigan State University, USA)

For accommodation and other further information, please visit the homepages:


From: Shaun Forth <>
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 11:59:05 +0000
Subject: Workshop at Hertfordshire on Automatic Differentiation

This is a final reminder concerning the next UK Automatic
Differentiation Workshop to be held at the University of Hertfordshire,
Hatfield, UK on 14th-15th November 2002. We have put together a varied
programme of speakers whose presentations will be of interest to anyone
working in theoretical developments in, or applications of AD.

Full details can be found at,

If you would like to attend, or take up one of the few remaining slots
for speakers still available, then please contact us ASAP.

Shaun Forth -
Bruce Christianson -


From: Andreas Prohl <>
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 11:16:43 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Kirchzarten on Non-Newtonian Flows

Announcement for the Workshop (April 15-17, 2003, Kirchzarten, GERMANY) on


(Organizers: A. Prohl , R. Rannacher , M. Ruzicka)

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in
analysis and numerical analysis who work in this area.

For further informations including a list of invited speakers, we refer


From: Markus Hegland <>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 13:33:22 +1100
Subject: Workshop in Melbourne on Parallel Linear Algebra

WoPLA'03: Workshop on Parallel Linear Algebra

A Workshop on Parallel Linear Algebra, WoPLA'03, will be held in
conjunction with The International Conference on Computational
Science 2003 (ICCS 2003) on the 2nd-4th June 2003 in Melbourne,

The Workshop co-chairs are Markus Hegland and Peter Strazdins.

Scope and Call For Papers

Parallel linear algebra is a key enabling technology for much of
computational science, engineering, data analysis and even data
retrieval. The goal of the workshop is to present new results and
review current research in parallel numerical linear algebra. The
scope of the workshop includes all aspects of parallel linear algebra
like algorithms, implementation, applications and theory. We would in
particular encourage PhD students to attend and participate in the
workshop. We anticipate to have some limited support for PhD students,
please contact the organisors about this if you are interested.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Direct and iterative solvers for linear systems of equations
* Eigenvalue problems and singular value decomposition
* Least squares and optimisation
* Algorithms for shared and distributed memory systems
* Programming paradigms for parallel linear algebra (e.g., MPI and
* Cache-oblivious and other memory-efficient methods
* Grid computing
* Industrial applications
* Algorithms for the solution of discretised partial differential
* Applications, including data retrieval, compression, data mining and
computational statistics

WoPLA'03 Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: December 24, 2002
Notification to authors: February 1, 2003
Final versions of papers: February 15, 2003
Camera ready papers due: March 1, 2003
ICCS 2003 & WoPLA'03: June 2-4, 2003

WoPLA'03 Advance Programme

Professor Jack Dongarra of the Innovative Computer Laboratory at
University of Tennessee will give the keynote address for the Workshop.

WoPLA'03 Technical Committee

* Irfan Altas, Charles Sturt University, Australia
* Peter Arbenz, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Kevin Burrage, University of Queensland, Australia
* Peter Christen, Australian National University
* Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
* Iain Duff, RAL and CERFACS, GB & France
* Graeme Fairweather, Colorado School of Mines, USA
* Gene Golub, Stanford, USA
* Lutz Grosz, CSIRO, Australia
* Martin Gutknecht, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Markus Hegland, Australian National University
* Margaret Kahn, Australian National University
* Mei Kobayashi, IBM, Japan
* Erricos Kontoghiorghes, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
* Mike Osborne, Australian National University
* Steve Roberts, Australian National University
* Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
* Roger Sidje, University of Queensland, Australia
* Linda Stals, Australian National University
* Peter Strazdins, Australian National University
* Ian Turner, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

WoPLA'03 Contact

The Workshop co-chairs and organisers may be contacted by email, or by surface mail:
Centre for Mathematics and its Applications,
Mathematical Sciences Institute,
Australian National University,
fax: +61 (02) 6125 5549

The contact details of the Workshop co-chairs are:

Markus Hegland,
Centre for Mathematics and its Applications,
Mathematical Sciences Institute,
Australian National University,
Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA.
phone: +61 (02) 6125 4501
fax: +61 (02) 6125 5549

Peter Strazdins,
Department of Computer Science,
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Australian National
Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA.
phone: +61 2 6125 5140
fax: +61 2 6125 0010


WoPLA'03 Workshop Web site:
ICCS'03 Web site:


From: Harbir Lamba <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 09:17:04 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at George Mason University

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a
tenure-track position in computational and applied mathematics, preferably
at the assistant professor level in the Fall of 2003. Faculty teach at both
the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain active research programs,
pursue external funding opportunities, and teach and supervise Ph.D.
students in the interdisciplinary School for Computational Sciences.

Arrange for a vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and
at least three letters of reference to be sent to Search Committee,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University, MS 3F2,
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444 (email:
For full consideration apply before January 10, 2003; late applications
will be accepted until the position is filled. George Mason University
is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


From: Christian Bischof <>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 16:26:17 +0100
Subject: Faculty Position at Aachen University

Computer Science Professorship (C3) for Software and Tools for
Computational Engineering at Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

The Computer Science Department of Aachen University
( has an opening for a C3 Professorship (roughly
equivalent to an associate professorship with tenure) for Software and
Tools for Computational Engineering. Suitable candidates must represent
this field in research and teaching and should have experience with
methods and tools for the development, optimization, or the management
of software for the simulation of complex systems.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at the graduate- and
undergraduate level as well as service courses. Interdisciplinary
research with other departments of the university, as well as an
emerging competence center for computational engineering science, is

Aachen University has roughly 30.000 students and is one of the largest
technical universities in Europe. Teaching and Research are
characterized by openness, innovation, industrial relevance and

The position is available March 1, 2003, and applications will be
accepted until November 28, 2002 by the Dekan der Fakult=E4t f=FCr
Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen,
Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany. The official job posting can be
found at


From: Amnon Meir <>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 11:35:49 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Auburn University

The following ad is available on the web at:


Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Auburn University is seeking to broaden
the scope of its expertise by developing and enhancing innovative research
and educational programs with a multidisciplinary approach. In pursuit of
this objective, the Department expects to fill at least one tenure track
position at the assistant professor level with a starting date of August 2003.
Applicants must hold a Ph. D. degree in mathematical sciences at the time
of initial appointment. Moreover they must be committed to
interdisciplinary activity and excellence in teaching and research. The
candidate's research interests should complement those of the present
faculty. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests lie in
actuarial or in computational mathematics. Auburn University has over 50
mathematicians engaged in research in a wide variety of disciplines
including algebra, analysis, linear algebra, numerical analysis, probability,
topology, geometry, and dynamical systems. In addition to an expanding
undergraduate program, there is an active graduate program with
approximately 60 graduate students studying in various areas of
mathematical science. The Mathematics Department is part of the College
of Science and Mathematics which includes strong research departments in
Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics; additionally the Colleges of
Engineering and of Business have research programs in disciplines that
require the use of the Mathematical Sciences.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

An application, transcript(s), a curriculum vita, and a description of the
candidate?s research interests and teaching philosophy, should be sent to the
address below. In addition, applicants should arrange for four letters of
recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) to be sent
to the same address. Review of applications begins February 1, 2003 and
continues until the position is filled.

Send information in care of :
Dr. Michel Smith
Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics
Auburn University
Auburn AL 36849.

Phone: 334-844-4290; Fax: 334-844-6555.


The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility
requirements for work in the United States.

Auburn University is an equal opportunity employer

For more information about the department visit our homepage:

and information concerning faculty and research interests is available at:

For more information about Auburn University visit the University web site:

The Chair and a member of search committee plan to be at the AMS
combined meeting in Baltimore January 15-18 and will be pleased to meet
interested candidates.


From: S. S. Ravindran <>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 14:00:12 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama in
Huntsville invites applications for one or more tenure track
positions at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor,
beginning August 2003. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in
mathematics or applied mathematics, and show evidence of excellence in
teaching and research. Preference will be given to applicants with
research areas that match those of the department, and particularly the
areas of probability/stochastic processes and numerical analysis.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with the AMS standard
cover sheet, transcripts, description of current research and future
plans and three letters of recommendation (with at least
one letter addressing teaching) to

Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Alabama in Huntsville,
Huntsville, AL 35899.

For more information about the department, visit our web site at

Review of applicants will begin January 6, 2003, and will continue
until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative
Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.


From: Barry Koren <>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 20:32:53 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Research Positions at CWI, Amsterdam

Within CWI's research theme Computing and Control, and in the framework of
the research project "Space-Mapping and Related Techniques for
Inverse Problems in Magnetic Shape Design", open positions exist for:

a post-doc,


a PhD-student.

Primary objective of this new research project is to significantly
improve the existing computational techniques for the design of
electromechanic devices.
Governing mathematical-physical models will be the Maxwell equations.
For the discretization of these equations, use will be made of a.o.
finite-element methods.
The computational methods for solving the inverse problem (how to design
a magnet or coil to obtain a magnetic field satisfying specified properties)
will in principle be of space-mapping (defect-correction) type. Other
inverse techniques (such adjoint-equation methods or genetic algorithms)
are not excluded. Emphasis will lie on the mathematical and algorithmic
development of the inverse techniques.
If successful, in the near future, CWI plans to create a research group
in this field, with at least one permanent staff position.

The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Electromechanics and
Power Electronics Group of the Eindhoven University of Technology

Further information about the project can be obtained from:

prof.dr. P.W. Hemker <>, +31.205924108 and B. Koren <>, +31.205924114.

For information about CWI, see:

Applicants are expected to have a background in either
computational engineering, numerical mathematics, electromagnetism, or
electrical engineering.

Written applications, stating the position (post-doc or PhD-student) and with
as enclosures a curriculum vitae, and for the post-doc a list of publications
and for the PhD-student a list of marks, can be sent to:

Ms. drs. J. Koster
Personnel Department
P.O. Box 94079
1090 GB Amsterdam
The Netherlands


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 15:58:03 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 17, Number 4 (2002)

Maria Grazia Gasparo, Sandra Pieraccini and Alessandro Armellini
An infeasible interior-point method with nonmonotonic complementarity gaps
561 - 586

Zongwu Zhu
A Modified Trust Region Algorithm
587 - 604

Hiroshige Dan, Nobuo Yamashita and Masao Fukushima
Convergence properties of the inexact Levenberg-Marquardt method under
local error bound conditions
605 - 626

F. Guerriero, M. Manchini and R. Musmanno
New rollout algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems
627 - 654

Bao-Zhu Guo
Riesz basis approach to the stabilization of a flexible
beam with a tip rigid body without dissipativity
655 - 681

Dexuan Xie and Tamar Schlick
A more lenient stopping rule for line search algorithms
683 - 700

Brian J. Driessen and Nader Sadegh
Inequality/equality constrained optimization: an analytical
robustness comparison of a feasibility method versus l1 sequential
quadratic programming
701 - 716

Sungmook Lim and Soondal Park
LPAKO: a Simplex-based Linear Programming Program
717 - 745

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Latex style files:

Online sample copy:


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 09:53:56 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 358, Issues 1-3, Pages 1-425 (1 January 2003)

Special issue on

Special editors:
Jesse L. Barlow
Bereford N. Parlett
Kresimir Veselic


Preface, Pages 1-3

Bounds for eigenvalues of matrix polynomials, Pages 5-22
Nicholas J. Higham and Francoise Tisseur

The Orthogonal Rayleigh Quotient Iteration (ORQI) method, Pages 23-43
Achiya Dax

An algorithm for the bidiagonal SVD, Pages 45-70
Benedikt Gro[ss]er and Bruno Lang

Perturbation theory for homogeneous polynomial eigenvalue problems, Pages 71-94
Jean-Pierre Dedieu and Francoise Tisseur

A geometric theory for preconditioned inverse iteration III: A short and sharp
convergence estimate for generalized eigenvalue problems, Pages 95-114
Andrew V. Knyazev and Klaus Neymeyr

On the use of harmonic Ritz pairs in approximating internal eigenpairs,
Pages 115-137
Gerard L. G. Sleijpen and Jasper van den Eshof

Inner deflation for symmetric tridiagonal matrices, Pages 139-144
I. S. Dhillon and A. N. Malyshev

Two-sided and alternating Jacobi-Davidson, Pages 145-172
Michiel E. Hochstenbach and Gerard L. G. Sleijpen

Some new algorithms for the spectral dichotomy methods, Pages 173-194
S. K. Godunov and M. Sadkane

Relative perturbation theory for a class of diagonalizable Hermitian matrix
pairs, Pages 195-217
Ivica Naki

One-sided reduction to bidiagonal form, Pages 219-238
Rui Ralha

A note on unifying absolute and relative perturbation bounds, Pages 239-253
Ilse C. F. Ipsen

Rounding error and perturbation bounds for the symplectic QR factorization,
Pages 255-279
Sanja Singer and Saa Singer

Inclusion regions for matrix eigenvalues, Pages 281-291
Christopher Beattie and Ilse C. F. Ipsen

An implicit Jacobi-like method for computing generalized hyperbolic SVD,
Pages 293-307
Adam W. Bojanczyk

Bounds for exponentially stable semigroups, Pages 309-333
Kreimir Veseli

The Riccati algorithm for eigenvalues and invariant subspaces of matrices with
inexpensive action, Pages 335-365
Jan Brandts

Relative perturbation theory for hyperbolic singular value problem,
Pages 367-386
Ivan Slapniar and Ninoslav Truhar

Highly accurate symmetric eigenvalue decomposition and hyperbolic SVD,
Pages 387-424
Ivan Slapniar

Author index, Page 425


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