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From: Michelle Montgomery <montgomery@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:07:01 -0500

**Subject: Free SIAM Student Memberships**

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From: Charles R Hagwood <hagwood@email.nist.gov>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 07:46:51 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Nonlinear Elliptic PDE**

I am trying to find code for solving an elliptic partial equation? I am trying

to solve for u(t,p), where D is a constant and

D*utt(t,p)+D*upp(t,p)+ct(t,p)*ut(t,p)+cp(t,p)*up(t,p) = 0,

0<t<44.40, .937<p<1.9858

with boundary conditions: t=0 u(t,p) =0

t=44.40 u(t,p) =1

p= .937 u(t,p) =0

p=1.9858 u(t,p) =0.

utt, upp, ut, up are partial derivatives, ct(t,p) and cp(t,p) are continuous

and differentiable over the defining domain.

Using the software package Mudpack (UCAR), I am able to solve this pde for

D > 1/1000, but Mudpack does not work for D < 1/1000. I need a solution

for D = 1/100000. Does anyone have/know of code for solving this elliptic

differential equation for small D?

Thanks.

Charles Hagwood

hagwood@nist.gov

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From: Pavel Babikov <info@quasinewtonian.com>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:15:59 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Error-free, Extended-precision Calculations with ExLAF77**

New software for error-free / extended-precision calculations is released.

ExLAF77 library by <a href="http://www.quasinewtonian.com">QuasiNewtonian

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From: Arnold Neumaier <Arnold.Neumaier@univie.ac.at>

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:20:03 +0100

**Subject: Notes on Mathematical Modeling**

I wrote short notes on mathematical modeling,

which can be downloaded from

http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum/papers.html#model

A. Neumaier, Mathematical Modeling, Manuscript (2002).

Abstract: Some notes on mathematical modeling, listing motivations,

applications, a numerical toolkit, general modeling rules, modeling

conflicts, useful attitudes, and structuring the modeling work

into 16 related activities by means of a novel modeling diagram.

I'd appreciate comments and useful references.

Arnold Neumaier

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From: Donald Estep <estep@math.colostate.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:33:54 -0700

**Subject: New Book, Practical Analysis in One Variable**

Dear Colleagues;

I am happy (relieved?) to announce finally the publication of

my new book. The details are

Practical Analysis in One Variable

Donald Estep

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

2002, Springer, ISBN 0-387-95484-8

This book attempts to place the basic ideas of real analysis and numerical

analysis together in an applied setting that is both accessible and

motivational to young students. The essentials of real analysis are

presented in the context of a fundamental problem of applied mathematics,

which is to approximate the solution of a physical model. The framework

of existence, uniqueness, and methods to approximate solutions of model

equations is sufficiently broad to introduce and motivate all the basic

ideas of real analysis. The book includes background and review material,

numerous examples, visualizations and alternate explanations of some key

ideas, and a variety of exercises ranging from simple computations to

analysis and estimates to computations on a computer. The book can be

used in an honor calculus sequence typically taken by freshmen planning

to major in engineering, mathematics, and science, or in an introductory

course in rigorous real analysis offered to mathematics majors.

The table of contents, preface, introduction, and index can be viewed at

http://www.math.colostate.edu/~estep/paov/practical.html

Best,

Don

Donald Estep

Department of Mathematics

Colorado State University

http://www.math.colostate.edu/~estep

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From: David Grubbs <dgrubbs@springer-ny.com>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:21:21 -0500

**Subject: New Book on Level Set Methods**

Springer-Verlag is pleased to announce the publication of "Level Set

Methods and Dynamic Implicit Surfaces" by Stanley J. Osher and Ronald

Fedkiw in our Applied Mathematical Sciences series. This book is an

introduction to level set methods and dynamic implicit surfaces. These

are powerful techniques for analyzing and computing moving fronts in a

variety of different settings. While it gives many examples of the

utility of the methods to a diverse set of applications, it also gives

complete numerical analysis and recipes, which will enable users to

quickly apply the techniques to real problems. The book begins with a

description of implicit surfaces and their basic properties, then

devises the level set geometry and calculus toolbox, including the

construction of signed distance functions. Part II adds dynamics to this

static calculus. Topics include the level set equation itself,

Hamilton-Jacobi equations, motion of a surface normal to itself,

re-initialization to a signed distance function, extrapolation in the

normal direction, the particle level set method and the motion of

co-dimension two (and higher) objects. Part III is concerned with topics

taken from the fields of Image Processing and Computer Vision. These

include the restoration of images degraded by noise and blur, image

segmentation with active contours (snakes), and reconstruction of

surfaces from unorganized data points. Part IV is dedicated to

Computational Physics. It begins with one phase compressible fluid

dynamics, then two-phase compressible flow involving possibly different

equations of state, detonation and deflagration waves, and solid/fluid

structure interaction. Next it discusses incompressible fluid dynamics,

including a computer graphics simulation of smoke, free surface flows,

including a computer graphics simulation of water, and fully two-phase

incompressible flow. Additional related topics include incompressible

flames with applications to computer graphics and coupling a

compressible and incompressible fluid. Finally, heat flow and Stefan

problems are discussed. A student or researcher working in mathematics,

computer graphics, science, or engineering interested in any dynamic

moving front, which might change its topology or develop singularities,

will find this book interesting and useful.

For more information, please see

http://www.springer-ny.com/detail.tpl?isbn=3D0387954821

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

From: David Grubbs <dgrubbs@springer-ny.com>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:27:41 -0500

**Subject: New Book, Computing with Ordinary Differential Equations**

Springer-Verlag is pleased to announce the publication of Scientific

Computing with Ordinary Differential Equations by Peter Deuflhard and

Folkmar Bornemann in our Applied Mathematical Sciences series. This

text provides an introduction to the numerical solution of initial and

boundary value problems in ordinary differential equations on a firm

theoretical basis. The book strictly presents numerical analysis as part

of the more general field of scientific computing. Important algorithmic

concepts are explained down to questions of software implementation. For

initial value problems a dynamical systems approach is used to develop

Runge-Kutta, extrapolation, and multistep methods. For boundary value

problems including optimal control problems both multiple shooting and

collocation methods are worked out in detail. Graduate students and

researchers in mathematics, computer science, and engineering will find

this book useful. Chapter summaries, detailed illustrations, and

exercises are contained throughout the book with many interesting

applications taken from a rich variety of areas. Peter Deuflhard is

founder and president of the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and full

professor of scientific computing at the Free University of Berlin,

department of mathematics and computer science. Folkmar Bornemann is

full professor of scientific computing at the Center of Mathematical

Sciences, Technical University of Munich.

For more information, please see

http://www.springer-ny.com/detail.tpl?isbn=3D0387954627

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

From: Richard Brualdi <brualdi@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 14:45:37 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Special Issue of LAA Honoring Thomas Muir**

LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Special issue on

Determinants and the Legacy of Sir Thomas Muir

Thomas Muir was born in 1844 in Scotland, was educated at the University

of Glasgow, and died in 1934 in South Africa. His monumental work "The

Theory of Determinants in the Historical Order of Development" in 5

volumes was published from 1890 (volume 1) to 1930 (volume 5). It covers

the history of determinants from its foundation by Leibniz (1693) and

Cayley (1841) to 1920. A sixth volume was being prepared when Muir died

in 1934.

Determinants arise not only in linear algebra but in many other parts of

mathematics and science, such as combinatorial enumeration, graph theory,

representation theory, symmetric functions, statistics, number theory,

interpolation and approximation, tilings, special function theory,

statistical mechanics, and theoretical computer science. Entries of the

associated matrices can vary from just 0's and 1's (or 0's, 1's and -1's)

to multivariable polynomials to special functions to general functions.

Matrices whose determinants are to be evaluated can be unstructured or

highly structured (e.g. Laplace, Vandermonde, Hankel, Fredholm, Toeplitz).

For this special issue, we seek papers that, to name a few possibilities,

advance the theory of determinants, provide special formulas for

determinants, use determinants crucially in the context of solving a problem

in another field, and give new application of determinants.

In editing this special issue we seek to honor the legacy of Muir as well

as to showcase the central role of determinants in mathematics.

All papers submitted must meet the publication standards of Linear

Algebra and its Applications and will be refereed in the usual way. They

should be submitted to one of the special editors of this issue listed

below by November 30, 2003.

Wayne Barrett Samad Hedayat

Department of Mathematics Department of Mathematics,

Brigham Young University Statistics & Computer Science

Provo, UT 84602, USA 322 SEO, 851 S. Morgan St.

wayne@math.byu.edu University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL 60607-7045, USA

hedayat@uic.edu

Christian Krattenthaler Raphael Loewy

Institut Girard Desargues Department of Mathematics

Universite Claude Bernard Lyon-I Technion - I.I.T.

Batiment Braconnier Haifa 32000, ISRAEL

21 Avenue Claude Bernard loewy@techunix.technion.ac.il

F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, FRANCE

kratt@euler.univ-lyon1.fr

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 16:23:36 -0500

**Subject: Nominations for SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

SIAM will present the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the First Joint Meeting of

CAIMS and SIAM, 24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI, 2003 SIAM Annual

Meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16-20, 2003. The prize is

awarded to an individual for outstanding research or other contributions

that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. Work that uses

high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve

applied problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly

appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a single notable achievement or

for a collection of such achievements.

Eligibility

Any member of the scientific community who meets the general criteria for

the prize is eligible to receive the award.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a hand-calligraphed, framed certificate and a

cash award of $5,000 plus travel expenses to the meeting.

Nominations

A letter of nomination, including a curriculum vitae and description of the

achievement(s), should be sent to the following address. You are

encouraged to send electronic files via e-mail. Supporting letters are

welcome. Nominations must be received in the SIAM office by February 14, 2003.

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize Selection Committee

Professor Robert V. Kohn, Chair

c/o Joanna Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are Robert V. Kohn

(Courant Institute, New York University), Chair; Douglas N. Arnold (IMA,

University of Minnesota); Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton University);

Jean-Claude Nedelec (Ecole Polytechnique, France); William W. Symes (Rice

University).

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 18:07:44 -0500

**Subject: Nominations for SIAM W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize

SIAM will present the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at the First Joint

Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM, 24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI, 2003 SIAM

Annual Meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16-20, 2003. The award

will be given for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly

defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The prize may

be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of

such achievements.

Eligibility

The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets

the general guidelines of the prize description above.

Description of Award

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

Nominations

A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s), should

be sent to the address below. Nominations must be received in the SIAM

office by January 31, 2003.

Professor John A. Burns

Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee

c/o Joanna Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are John A. Burns (Virginia Polytechnic

Institute and State University), Chair; H. Thomas Banks (North Carolina

State University); Max D. Gunzburger (Florida State University); James P.

Keener (University of Utah); Alan J. Laub (Department of Energy, Office of

Science).

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

From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:03:23 -0500

**Subject: Nominations for SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science & Engineering

The joint SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science & Engineering will be

presented at the First Joint Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM, 24th Annual Meeting

of CAIMS/SCMAI, 2003 SIAM Annual Meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada,

June 16-20, 2003.

The prize, established in 2002, is awarded in the area of computational

science in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development and

use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of

science and engineering problems. The prize is intended to recognize one

individual for outstanding research contributions to the field of

computational science and engineering. The contribution(s) for which the

award is made must be publicly available and may belong to any aspect of

computational science in its broadest sense.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions on eligibility beyond those specified above.

Description of Award

The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize.

Nominations

Nominations may be made by anyone, including members of the selection

committee. It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide all

relevant information to the selection committee, including a resume and any

letter(s) of support. In case his or her nominee will be chosen, the

nominator will also be asked to provide the draft of a citation of about

100 words that can be read at the award ceremony.

Nominations should be sent to the SIAM office at the address

below. Nominations must be received by March 14, 2003.

Professor Linda Petzold

Chair, CS&E Prize

c/o Joanna Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are Linda Petzold

(UC-Santa Barbara), Chair; Wayne Enwright (University of Toronto); and

David Wehrly (Forefronts Foundation for Large Scale Computation).

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

From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 17:26:57 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Student Paper Prizes**

2003 SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZES

The 2003 SIAM Student Paper Prizes will be presented at the First Joint

Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM, 24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI, 2003 SIAM

Annual Meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16 - 20, 2003.

-Principal Guidelines-

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student

author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student

Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of

the student's contribution to the submitted paper. Up to three papers will

be selected for the prizes.

The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding

scholarship by students in applied mathematics and scientific computing.

-Selection Procedures-

Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who have not

received their Ph.D. at the time of submitting their entry or who have

completed their degree within one year of submission of their entry.

Submissions may be based on co-authored papers, provided that the student's

advisor will attest that the student's work played a pivotal role in the

results. A letter from the student's advisor or department chair must

accompany each entry to verify these conditions.

To enter the competition, a student must submit: (1) an extended abstract,

in English, of a paper, and (2) a short biography. The total length of the

submitted abstract (including bibliography) may not exceed five pages. The

student also must submit (3) the complete paper, which will be used for

clarification of any questions the committee may have about the extended

abstract. In addition, the student's advisor or an interested faculty

member must submit (4) a letter describing and evaluating the paper's

contribution to the literature and the student's role in the scholarship.

For the 2003 award, all papers and accompanying documentation must be

received at the SIAM office by FEBRUARY 14, 2003.

Notification of Prize Winners

The SIAM President will notify the recipient(s) at least six weeks before

the award date.

Each recipient is required to present his or her paper at the meeting where

the prizes are awarded; if attending the meeting poses a serious hardship,

an exception may be granted by the SIAM President.

Description of the Award

Each recipient of the SIAM Student Paper Prize shall receive a framed

certificate and a cash award of $1,000. Winners also receive $500 toward

travel expenses and gratis registration for the meeting.

Please direct your submission and any questions you may have to Joanna

Littleton at SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA

19104-2688; telephone (215) 382-9800; e-mail to littleton@siam.org.

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

From: Elsevier <listman-e2-1784442@elsevier-alerts.com>

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 11:11:45 -0600

**Subject: Condensed Matter in Physics Connect**

We are proud to inform you that Condensed Matter Web is now part of

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From: Daniel Tartakovsky <dmt@lanl.gov>

Date: 12 Nov 2002 14:44:47 -0700

**Subject: Workshop in Santa Fe on Predictability of Complex Phenomena**

Joint DOE/NSF Workshop on Predictability of Complex Phenomena

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the

Workshop on Predictability of Complex Phenomena

Santa Fe, New Mexico December 16 - 18, 2002

has been extended to November 24,

The URL for the workshoip is: http://math.lanl.gov/ams/predict

Investigations in areas ranging from scientific discovery to government policy

increasingly rely on large-scale simulations for scientific input to support

high-impact decisions. Global climate change, manufacturing, stockpile

stewardship, and environmental remediation are examples in which sufficient

information about integrated system behavior will not be available from

full-system tests. For predictive science, utilizing large-scale simulations,

to be a credible strategy to support decisions when the cost of making a

mistake is high, it is essential to have rigorous methods for assigning levels

of accuracy, limits of applicability, and degrees of confidence to the

simulation results. Achieving these goals requires a probabilistic methodology

to identify and characterize the modeling uncertainties.

The goal of the workshop will be to seek better approaches to quantify the

limitations and uncertainty in mathematical predictions given known

limitations on the physical fidelity of the model. The forum of the workshop

was chosen to promote collaborations among scientists from academia, industry,

and government with diverse viewpoints on mathematical and statistical

modeling complex phenomena in

Sensitivity Analysis for Quantifying Uncertainty

* Forward/Backward(Adjoint) Methods

* Automatic Differentiation

Uncertainty Analysis

* Computer Model Evaluation

* Quantification and Treatment of Experimental and Observational Errors

Stochastic Systems and Analytical Methods (including moment/closure methods)

* Numerical Algorithms (continuous and MCMC)

* Variance Reduction Techniques

Applications

* Climate, weather, and other environmental systems

* Biological systems

* Networks and Critical infrastructure models

* Robust control and optimization

Speakers Include: Mark Berliner (Ohio State University), Leonid Berlyand

(Pennsylvania State), Alexandre Chorin (UC Berkeley), Greg Eyink (Johns

Hopkins), James Glimm (SUNY Stony Brook), Hans Kaper (NSF), Max Morris (Iowa

State), Charles Newman, (Courant Institute), George Papanicolaou (Stanford

University), Mary Wheeler (U. Texas), and others .

Call for Speakers: Researchers working in the area of mathematical and/or

statistical modeling of complex phenomena are invited to submit titles and

abstracts by November 24, 2002 to Larry Winter (winter@lanl.gov). Travel

expenses (up to $1000 subject to US Government travel regulations) will be

covered for speakers whose abstracts are selected for oral presentation and

who are not supported by the Department of Energy; travel expenses (up to $500

subject to US Government travel regulations) will also be provided for those

selected for poster presentations.

The workshop will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe, which is convenient to the

historic plaza of Santa Fe and three premier skiing areas. Room rates are

$85/night for singles and $95/night for doubles. Travel and lodging inquiries

should be directed to Rod Garcia (ragarcia@lanl.gov), Center for Non-Linear

Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1-505-667-1444 (http://cnls.lanl.gov)

This workshop is supported by the DOE/ASCR/MICS program in applied

Mathematical Sciences, the NSF/DMS program, and the Los Alamos National

Laboratory.

Mac Hyman

Larry Winter

Daniel Tartakovsky

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From: Peter Matus <cmam@im.bas-net.by>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:19:57 +0200

**Subject: Conference in Belarus on Computational Methods in Applied Math**

International Conference

Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics:

CMAM-1

July 20-24, 2003, Minsk, BELARUS

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

(November, 2003)

Conference organizers

- Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk

- Dalhea Trading Co., Ltd., Cyprus

Topics

The Conference will be held under the aegis of the journal Computational

Methods in Applied Mathematics (CMAM). It focuses on various aspects of

numerical methods in applied mathematics and its scope coincides with the

scope of the journal: subject areas include initial and boundary value

problems for ordinary and partial differential equations and integral

equations, appearing in applied mathematics and mathematical physics.

Working language of the conference is English.

International Program Committee

P. Matus (Belarus - the chairman), P. Hemker (The Netherlands - the vice

chairman), R. Lazarov (USA - the vice chairman), P. Vabishchevich

(Russia - the vice chairman),

V. Agoshkov (Russia), G. Akrivis (Greece), G. Alefeld (Germany),

A. Buikis (Latvia), R. Ciegis (Lithuania), M. Crouzeix (France),

M. Dryja (Poland), I. Gaishun (Belarus), I. Gavrilyuk (Germany),

M. Griebel (Germany), B. Gustafsson (Sweden), A. Hasanoglu (Turkey),

A. Iakoubenia (Belarus), B. Jovanovich (Yugoslavia), A. Knyazev (USA),

V. Korneev (Russia), L. Krukier (Russia), A. Lapin (Russia),

V. Makarov (Ukraine), G. Meladze (Georgia), J. Miller (Ireland),

R. Nochetto (USA), P. Oswald (USA), C. Palencia (Spain),

J. Pasciak (USA), V. Shaidurov (Russia), Zh.-C. Shi (China),

G. Shishkin (Russia), I. Sloan (Australia), G. Vainikko (Finland),

O. Widlund (USA), R. Winther (Norway), A. Zlotnik (Russia).

Deadlines

Registration until April 30, 2003

Abstracts should be sent before April 30, 2003

Notification of acceptance May 15, 2003

Papers should be submitted before August 1, 2003

Contact Information

The Chairman of the Conference

Prof. Peter Matus

matus@im.bas-net.by

Conference Secretary

Mr. Ivan Gavrilchik

cmam@im.bas-net.by

CMAM-1

Institute of Mathematics NASB

11 Surganov Str.

220072 Minsk, BELARUS

Phone: +375 17 2841958 Fax: +375 17 2840915

E-mail: cmam@im.bas-net.by Website: www.cmam.info/cmam-1.shtml

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From: Roy Mathias <mathias@MATH.WM.EDU>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:30:26 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Conference in Williamsburg on Applied Linear Algebra**

SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra

The College of William and Mary,

Williamsburg, VA, (USA)

July 15-19, 2003

The deadlines for this conference are rapidly approaching:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: 12/16/02

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts

for lecture or poster presentations: 1/13/03

We will be publishing proceedings.

Deadline for proceedings submissions: 3/14/03

For more information on the conference, and on how to submit

minisymposium proposals, contributed talks and proceedings papers see

www.siam.org/meetings/la03

Invited Plenary Speakers

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George Cybenko -- Linear Algebra in Quantum Computation

Heike Fassbender -- Structured Linear Algebra Problems in Control

Andreas Frommer -- Lattice QCD Calculations

Rich Lehoucq -- Large-scale Eigenvalue Problems

Judith McDonald (ILAS speaker) -- Title forthcoming

James G. Nagy -- Kronecker Products in Image Restoration

Michael Overton -- Optimizing Matrix Stability

Bryan Shader (ILAS speaker) -- Nonnegative matrix pairs, 2-D

dynamical systems, and road-colorings

G. W. (Pete) Stewart -- Open Problems and Future Directions in

Numerical Linear Algebra

Gilles Villard -- Symbolic Computations

Invited Minisymposia

Rajendra Bhatia & Qiang Ye-- Matrix Inequalities and Applications

Inderjit Dhillon -- Linear Algebra in Data Mining and Information Retrevial

Sabine Van Huffel & Nicola Mastronardi -- Linear Algebra in

Computational Bio-medicine

Chi-Kwong Li & Leiba Rodman -- Indefinite Inner Products & Applications

Volker Mehrmann & Francoise Tisseur -- Numerical Solutions of

Polynomial Eigenvalue Problems

Esmond G. Ng -- Linear Algebra Algorithms in Science Applications

Stephen Vavasis -- Foundations of Computational Mathematics in

Numerical Linear Algebra

Invited Business Meeting Speaker

Michael Steuerwalt -- The NSF and Applied Linear Algebra

Invited Banquet Speaker

Roger Horn -- Five Fundamental Facts in Matrix Analysis

Program Committee

Roy Mathias (co-chair), The College of William and Mary

Hugo Woerdeman (co-chair), The College of William and Mary

Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

John Gilbert, University of California, Santa Barbara

Per Christian Hansen, Technical University of Denmark

Nicholas Higham, University of Manchester

Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University

Horst Simon, NERSC, Berkeley

Paul Van Dooren, Universit'e Catholique de Louvain

Questions? Contact meetings@siam.org.

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

Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 14:55:05 +1100

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

Final Announcement

ARTIFICIAL LIFE VIII

The 8th International Conference on the

Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems

9th-13th December, 2002

UNSW, Sydney Australia

http://alife8.alife.org

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.

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From: Mark Christon <machris@sandia.gov>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:46:28 -0700

**Subject: Fellowships for the National Congress on Computational Mechanics**

Student/Young Investigator Fellowships

for the

Seventh U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics

Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 27 - 31, 200

We are pleased to announce that the Congress Fellowship program is being

offered again at the 7th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics

(USNCCM7).

The Fellowships are open to students and young investigators to support

participation in the USNCCM7 to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico

(USA) in 2003.

Details on applying for the fellowship may be found on the

US Congress web site at: http://www.esc.sandia.gov/USfellowship.html

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From: Anshul Gupta <anshul@watson.ibm.com>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:20:19 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: IBM Research Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship**

IBM Research Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM T. J. Watson Research

Center invites applications for its 2003-2004 Herman Goldstine

Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer

sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability

an opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department

members at the Research Center. The department provides an atmosphere

in which basic research is combined with work on technical problems

arising in industry. The Research Center is located in Westchester

County, less than an hour north of New York City.

The Mathematical Sciences Department does research in pure and applied

mathematics and in theoretical and exploratory computer science. Areas

of current research include: Optimization (discrete, continuous, and

stochastic); Algorithms (approximation, randomized, and on-line);

Probability Theory (including applications in finance, queueing,

stochastic models, and risk management); Statistics; Supply-Chain

Management (optimization and performance modelling); Dynamical Systems

and Differential Equations; Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, and

Machine Learning; Scientific Computation (including numerical analysis,

linear algebra, and parallel and high-performance computing);

Cryptography; Coding Theory; and Economics (including auctions, decision

theory, game theory, and experimental economics). Please visit

http://www.research.ibm.com/math for additional information about

the department.

Close interaction with permanent department members is expected,

but fellows are free to pursue their own research interests.

One fellowship will be awarded. Candidates must have a doctorate and

no more than five years of postdoctoral professional experience (with

a preference for less) when the fellowship commences. The fellowship

has a period of one year, and may be extended another year by mutual

agreement. The stipend is from $85,000 to $95,000, depending on

experience, plus an allowance for moving expenses.

The deadline for applications is December 12, 2002.

For more details, and any updates, please visit

http://www.research.ibm.com/math/goldstine.html

Please address questions goldpost@watson.ibm.com and submit

applications to:

Herman Goldstine Fellowship Committee

Department of Mathematical Sciences, 32-248

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

P.O. Box 218

Yorktown Heights NY 10598

USA

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From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 11:50:40 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Stanford University**

Positions are available in the Computer Science Dept at Stanford

University in Scientific Computing. You can see the advertisement at

http://cs.stanford.edu/info/jobs.html.

Although Scientific Computing is not specifically listed, the Chair

assures me that all applications will be considered seriously.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME DIRECTLY.

Gene Golub

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From: Chen Greif <greif@cs.ubc.ca>

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 13:18:25 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of British Columbia**

The Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia

is recruiting for several tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor.

One of the University's academic priorities is to continue to grow as a

leading centre in Computer Science, and outstanding candidates are sought

to participate in this effort. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional

research potential and teaching ability. Successful candidates are

expected to pursue an active research program, perform both graduate and

undergraduate teaching, and supervise graduate students. The Department

will consider outstanding applicants over all areas of Computer Science

research. The ability of an applicant's research program to complement and

extend the existing research strengths of the department will be an

important factor in selection. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science

or a related area is required. The positions are available as of 1 July

2003, and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of British Columbia is situated on the tip of a peninsula,

and is surrounded by beaches, lush green forests, and spectacular views of

ocean, mountains and downtown Vancouver. Just 20 minutes away from both

downtown and airport, this location enjoys a unique combination of

unsurpassed opportunities for outdoor recreation and easy access to an

exciting cosmopolitan city.

Applicants should submit their resume and the names of at least three

references to The Chair, Recruiting Committee, Department of Computer

Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4.

Applications will be accepted until 31 January 2003. UBC hires on the

basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all

qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of

Canada will be given priority. The positions are subject to availability

of funding.

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From: Ming-Chih Lai <mclai@math.nctu.edu.tw>

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 09:36:21 +0800 (CST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at NCTU in Taiwan**

Applications are invited for the assistant, associate or full professor

positions beginning in fall 2003. All areas of pure and applied

mathematics will be welcome. The successful applicant should hold the

Ph.D. degree in mathematics or a related field (earned by August 2003),

and should be able to demonstrate strong research potential.

Applicants must send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,

a copy of transcript, a summary of research plans, and three letters of

recommendation to:

Hiring Committee

Department of Applied Mathematics

National Chiao Tung University

Hsinchu 300, Taiwan.

For full consideration of the application, the complete document should be

received by February 15, 2003. For further information, please visit

the department's home page at http://www.math.nctu.edu.tw.

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From: Hristo Kojouharov <hristo@uta.edu>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 10:26:35 -0600

**Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Texas at Arlington**

The University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington

invites applications for a tenure-track or tenure position at the level

of Assistant/Associate/or Full Professor beginning Fall 2003. The

position is open to all fields of mathematics. Candidates in numerical

analysis, particularly finite elements, preferred. Applicants should

have a Ph.D. in mathematics, a strong commitment to teaching at all

levels, and an internationally recognized record of research with a

strong history of external funding and/or strong potential for future

external funding.

Applications should include a resume detailing research interests and

funding record, and three recommendation letters. Use of the standard

AMS application cover sheet is recommended. Screening of applicants will

begin January 15, 2003. Applications will be accepted until the position

is filled.

Applications should be sent to:

G. Liao, Chair

Faculty Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

The University of Texas at Arlington

P.O. Box 19408

Arlington, TX 76019-0408

For more information about the department, see http://www.uta.edu/math.

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and

Affirmative Action Employer.

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From: Aaron Fogelson <fogelson@math.utah.edu>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 11:35:17 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at the University of Utah**

Postdoctoral positions at the University of Utah:

The Focussed Research Group (FRG) for the study of 'The Dynamics of

Growing Biogels' seeks individuals to work with the Principal

Investigators, Aaron Fogelson and James Keener. Problems of

particular interest include the formation of fibrin polymer gels

during blood clotting, biofilm formation, and the role of mucin gels

in human physiology. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in

mathematics or a closely related field and will have expertise in

several of the following: computational solution of PDEs, mathematical

fluid dynamics, modeling of complex physical or biological systems,

and methods of nonlinear analysis. The initial appointment is for one

year and may be renewed for up to two additional years. Salary is

$40,000/year. Please use the on-line form at www.mathjobs.org to

apply for these positions. Other application materials, including a

CV and a statement of research interests and accomplishments, and

three letters of recommendations should be sent to Eleen Collins,

Department of Mathematics, 155 South 1400 East, 233 JWB, University of

Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. The positions are open until

filled.

The University of Utah is an affirmative action, equal opportunity

employer that encourages applications from women and minorities and

provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of

applicants and employees.

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From: Kevin McGrattan <kevin.mcgrattan@nist.gov>

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 16:19:32 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at National Institute of Standards and Tech**

For US citizens with recent PhD in numerical heat transfer, combustion or fire,

there are potential post-doc positions at NIST (National Institute of Standards

and Technology) through the NRC Post-Doctoral Research Program. Information is

available at

http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/866/APG_post_doc.htm

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From: Bart De Schutter <b.deschutter@ITS.TUDelft.NL>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 08:57:00 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Delft University**

The Control Systems Engineering group of Delft University of Technology

in the Netherlands has a vacancy for a PhD or postdoc position on

Model Predictive Control for Hybrid Systems

This project focuses on structured control design methods for

specific, industrially relevant classes of hybrid systems. These

methods will be extensions of the model predictive control (MPC)

framework for continuous systems. Industrial partners are Shell,

Heineken, IPCOS Technology, and Siemens.

We are looking for either a PhD candidate having an MSc degree and a

strong background in mathematics (optimization) and/or systems and

control theory, or a postdoc with a solid background in model

predictive control and/or hybrid systems. Candidates are expected to

be interested in fundamental research and in working on the boundary

of several research domains. A good command of the English language

is required.

For more information on this position and how to apply, see

http://lcewww.et.tudelft.nl/~deschutt/vac/vac_stw_mpc.html or contact

dr.ir. Bart De Schutter (b.deschutter@its.tudelft.nl).

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From: Peter Matus <cmam@im.bas-net.by>

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 16:18:07 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics**

CONTENTS

CMAM, Vol. 2 (2002), No. 3

Solution of the Stokes problem as an inverse problem

V. Agoshkov, C. Bardos, and S. Buleev 213

Difference methods for fuzzy partial differential equations

T. Allahviranloo 233

Numerical modelling of heat and magnetohydrodynamic flows in a finite cylinder

A. Buikis and H. Kalis 243

The two-sided FD-method of solving

the first boundary problem for singular ode of the second order

in the half-axis

V.L. Makarov and I.I. Lazurchak 260

Solution of multi-interface Stefan problem by the method of dynamic adaptation

V. Mazhukin and M. Chuiko 283

On superconvergence of a gradient for finite element methods for an elliptic

equation with the nonsmooth right--hand side

A. Zlotnik 295

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From: Peter Olver <olver@ima.umn.edu>

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 15:27:12 -0600

**Subject: Contents: Foundations of Computational Mathematics**

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Volume 2 - Number 4, 2002

http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/10208/index.htm

Yu. E. Nesterov, M. J. Todd

On the Riemannian Geometry Defined by Self-Concordant Barriers and

Interior-Point Methods

pp. 333-361

Debra Lewis, Peter J. Olver

Geometric Integration Algorithms on Homogeneous Manifolds

pp. 363-392

Alexander Barvinok

Estimating L Norms by L2k Norms for Functions on Orbits

pp. 393-412

Felipe Cucker, Steve Smale

Best Choices for Regularization Parameters in Learning Theory: On the

Bias - Variance Problem

pp. 413-428

Piotr Zgliczynski

C1 Lohner Algorithm

pp. 429-465

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