NA Digest Sunday, December 15, 2002 Volume 02 : Issue 50

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From: Ben Leimkuhler <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 17:40:48 +0000
Subject: Will Light

It is with extreme sadness that we must report the tragic and unexpected
death of our very dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Will Light, from a
heart attack on December 8.

A service will be held Monday, December 16, at 12 noon in Leicester. Also a
charity has been selected where those interested may wish to make donations
on Will's behalf. Information about the service and the charity can be
found on the following webpage:

If you knew Will, we invite you to send a short note of remembrance for
inclusion in a collection to be given to his widow. Notes should be
emailed to Jeremy Levesley ( These do not have to be sent
by the time of the funeral, but we hope to have all of them by Saturday,
December 21.

The Applied Mathematics Group
University of Leicester


From: Jean-Marie Chesneaux <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:50:59 +0100 (CET)
Subject: CADNA, Control of Accuracy and Debugging for Numerical Appplications

Dear Na-net members,

A freeware version of the CADNA library is now avalaible on
the new web site of CADNA at

The tools, examples, documentations and references you will find in
this site deal with the round-off error propagation which appears at
each time one performes numerical computations using the finite
precision floating point arithmetic on computers.

The main tool is the CADNA library which allows to estimate the
round-off error propagation on every scientific code written in
FORTRAN or C language. You will find in this site a complete
descrition with examples and documentation of the ACADEMIC
non-commercial version of CADNA. The library itself may be downloaded
directly from the site

Others tools deals with the four different rounding modes for the
floating point arithmetic defined by the IEEE 754 norm. Generally,
they are avalaible on computers but there is no simple way to use
it. Very short assembler codes are presented which allows to change
dynamically the rounding mode in every scientific codes under Unix

All comments and suggestions are welcome and have to be sent to

Best regards,

Jean-Marie Chesneaux
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France


From: Robert van de Geijn <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:15:23 -0600
Subject: Fast BLAS Libraries for Current Architectures

Recent research by Kazushige Goto, Visiting Scientist at UT-Austin,
has resulted in high-performance BLAS libraries for the Intel (R)
Pentium (R) III and 4 processors, the HP/Compaq/DEC alpha processor,
and the IBM Power 3 and 4 architectures. Performance improvements
appear to be substantial. For example, by linking this library
instead of other commonly used BLAS libraries, the performance of the
600 processor (Pentium 4 processor based) cluster at the University at
Buffalo-SUNY was increased from roughly 1.5 TeraFLOPS to 2.0 TeraFLOPS
(HPL LINPACK benchmark used for the TOP500 list. See

To help us evaluate this library, kindly visit

For information on the techniques underlying the implementation, see

Kazushige Goto and Robert van de Geijn. On Reducing TLB Misses in
Matrix Multiplication. FLAME Working Note #9, The University of Texas
at Austin, Department of Computer Sciences. Technical Report
TR-2002-55. Nov. 2002.

available from

Robert van de Geijn


From: Shaun Forth <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 09:55:19 +0000
Subject: Automatic Differentiation Workshop Presentations

On behalf of Bruce Christianson and myself can I thank all speakers for
their contributions to the November Automatic Differentiation Workshop,
held at the University of Hertfordshire.

For the benefit of all attendees and those unable to make the meeting we
have placed the presentations, in pdf format, on the Workshop web page, see

and follow link to "Workshops on Automatic Differentiation", then
"November 2002".

Shaun Forth (


From: William Cook <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 14:16:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Call for Nominations for Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize

Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize 2003 - Call for Nominations

Nominations are being sought for the Mathematical Programming Society
Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical


To be eligible a paper or a book must meet the following requirements:

1. It must be on computational mathematical programming. The topics to be
considered include:

(a) experimental evaluations of one or more mathematical programming

(b) the development of quality mathematical programming software (i.e.,
well-documented code capable of obtaining solutions to some
important class of mathematical programming problems) coupled with
documentation of the application of the software to this class of
problems (note: the award would be presented for the paper that
describes this work and not for the software itself),

(c) the development of a new computational method that improves the
state-of-the-art in computer implementations of mathematical
programming algorithms coupled with documentation of the experiment
that showed the improvement, or

(d) the development of new methods for empirical testing of mathematical
programming techniques (e.g., development of a new design for
computational experiments, identification of new performance
measures, methods for reducing the cost of empirical testing).

2. It must have appeared in the open literature.

3. Documentation must be written in a language acceptable to the Screening

4. It must have been published during the three calendar years preceding
the year in which the prize is awarded.

These requirements are intended as guidelines to the Screening Committee
but are not to be viewed as binding when work of exceptional merit comes
close to satisfying them.

Frequency and amount of the award

The prize will be awarded every three years. The 2003 prize of $1,500 and
a medal will be presented in August 2003, at the awards session of the 18th
International Symposium on Mathematical Programming to be held in
Copenhagen, Denmark.

Judgement criteria

Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:

1. Magnitude of the contribution to the advancement of computational and
experimental mathematical programming.

2. Originality of ideas and methods.

3. Degree to which unification or simplification of existing methodologies
is achieved.

4. Clarity and excellence of exposition.


Nominations must be in writing and include the title(s) of the paper(s) or
book, the author(s), the place and date of publication, and four copies of
the material. Supporting justification and any supplementary materials are
welcome but not mandatory. The Screening Committee reserves the right
to request further supporting materials from the nominees. The deadline
for nominations is March 15, 2003.

Nominations should be mailed to:

William Cook
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205


The members of the 2003 Screening Committee are:

Daniel Bienstock, Columbia University
William Cook (Chair), Georgia Institute of Technology
Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Jorge More', Argonne National Laboratory


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 11:10:47 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Special Issue of LAA on Numerical Solution of Markov Chains

Proceedings of the 2003 conference on the
Numerical Solution of Markov Chains

LAA will publish the proceedings of this conference to be held at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 3 - 5, 2003. The
special issue editors are: Winfried Grassmann, Carl Meyer, Billy Stewart
and Daniel Szyld. Papers should be submitted to or by March 17, 2003. For details see the conference
announcement at
or at .


From: Yang Xiaoqi <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 11:56:58 +0800
Subject: Special Issue of Journal of Global Optimization

Call for papers -

A special issue on "vector variational inequalities" in Journal of
Global Optimization

The vector variational inequality, as a generalization of scalar
variational inequalities to the multiple criteria consideration, was
first introduced by Professor F. Giannessi in 1980. Since then,
extensive research on this topic has been done, such as the existence of
a solution, duality theory, solution methods and applications.

It is well known that optimization problems have found many applications
in engineering, finance and economics. There is a close relation between
a variational inequality problem and an optimization problem. However,
the technique of variational inequalities turns out to be more useful
as, for example, a traffic equilibrium problem or a non-coorperative
game can only be expressed by a variational inequality problem, not as
an optimization problem, unless some further assumptions are imposed.
This is also true in the case of vector variational inequalities.

This proposed special issue aims to collect papers from experts in this
field and to reflect recent progresses in the development of vector
variational inequalities.

All the papers received will go through refereeing procedures as set by
Journal of Global Optimization.

Guest Editors:

X.Q. Yang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
J.C. Yao, The National Sun Yat-sen University

Time schedule:

Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2003.
Refereeing completed: 30 April 2004.


Papers (ps files) are now invited to be sent by email to

Dr. X.Q. Yang, or Dr. J.C. Yao,

before the deadline.


From: Victor Eremeyev <>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 08:34:09 +0300
Subject: Special Issue of Nonlinear Problems of Continuum Mechanics

2nd special international issue "Nonlinear Problems of Continuum Mechanics"
of journal "Notices of Universities. South of Russia. Natural sciences.
will be published in September-October 2003 (see details
The journal publishes original papers in all areas of nonlinear mechanics.
High quality overviews and discussion of perspectives in nonlinear mechanics
are considered as well.
Editorial board: V.A. Babeshko (Russia), R.Batra (USA), A.V. Belokon
(Russia), E.Croitoro (Canada), C. Constanda (USA), V. Eremeyev (Russia)
Secretary (e-mail:, G.M.L. Gladwell (Canada),
R.Lakes (USA), L.P. Lebedev (Colombia), N.F. Morozov (Russia),
R.W. Ogden (UK), W. Pietraszkiewicz (Poland), H. Pleiner (Germany),
J.G. Simmonds (USA), C.Teodosiu (France), V.I. Yudovich (Russia),
L.M. Zubov (Russia), Editor-in-chief.


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:39:40 -0500
Subject: Joint Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM in Montreal

First Joint Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM
24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI
2003 SIAM Annual Meeting

Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC, Canada
June 16-20, 2003

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: January 3, 2003
Deadline for minisymposium speaker abstracts:January 23, 2003
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: January 23, 2003

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Andre Weideman <>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 13:26:22 +0200 (GMT)
Subject: Symposium in South Africa on Numerical and Applied Mathematics

The 27th South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics
(SANUM) will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 31 March
to 2 April 2003.

Stellenbosch is a historic town set amid mountains in the winelands
near Cape Town.

Invitations to present plenary talks accepted at the time of writing:
Ronald Cools (K.U. Leuven, Belgium)
Dirk Laurie (University of Stellenbosch)
Frank Stenger (University of Utah, USA)

More details, including a call for papers, e-mail addresses of the
organizers, and touristic information, are available on the conference
web page


From: Stanislav Uryasev <>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 14:21:58 -0500
Subject: Conference in Gainesville on Risk Management

International Conference on
"Modeling, Optimization and Risk Management in Finance"

Date: March 5-7, 2003
Location: Risk Management and Financial Engineering Lab (RMFE Lab),
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Organizer: Prof. Stan Uryasev and Dr. Paul Krokhmal, RMFE Lab,
University of Florida

Organizing committee:
Prof. John Birge, Northwestern University and
Prof. Thomas Coleman, Cornell University

The conference will present state-of-the-art results and latest advances
in risk management and finance, including market, credit, and
operational risk; algorithms and techniques for portfolio management
and optimization; assets and liability management; optimal trading
and execution strategies; simulation and optimization approaches
to pricing derivatives. The conference will be organized into several
sections, including: (1) modern techniques for portfolio management
and optimization; (2) theory and practice of risk management; and
(3) modeling financial and energy derivatives. Website of
the conference:

The conference will be preceded by the Workshop on
"Integrated Risk-Return Management: New Approach to Management
of Bank Portfolio" on March 3-4, 2002.

Workshop website:

For further information please contact:
Dr. Paul Krokhmal
Risk Management and Financial Engineering Lab
University of Florida
303 Weil Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-6595
Tel.:(352) 222-3082, Fax.: (352)392-3537


Prof. Stanislav Uryasev
Risk Management and Financial Engineering Lab
University of Florida
303 Weil Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-6595
Tel.:(352)392-3091, Fax.: (352)392-3537
URL Uryasev:


From: Salim Belouettar <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:59:14 +0100
Subject: Conference in Luxembourg on Finite Elements

The Luxembourg ''Henri Tudor'' research laboratory organise a
conference on Finite Element Applications. LUXFEM will be held from 13-14
November 2003 in Luxembourg city (Luxembourg). The conference will provide
a worldwide forum for the exchange of ideas within the finite element
research community as well as for communicating new developments to the
practicing engineer. The scope of the conference encompasses all aspects
of finite element analysis, ranging from new developments on a purely
mathematical level to applications in analysis and design, process control
and parameter identification. The focus will be on advanced numerical
procedures, software development and industrial applications. LUXFEM will
bring together finite element experts from industry and academia to
exchange their experiences. It will thus help industry to discover the
opportunities offered by the most recent developments in finite element
technology while offering academia an insight into the challenges arising
from state of the art industrial design and manufacturing processes.

You will find all information on this event on the website:


From: Yang Xiaoqi <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 11:54:08 +0800
Subject: Conference in China on Optimization and Control

The Third International Conference on Optimization and Control with

July 1-7, 2003, Chongqing and Chengdu, China

The workshop aims to bring together eminent researchers and
practitioners working in optimization, optimal control and their
applications for exchanging information and ideas on the latest
development in these fields.


Engineering Applications
Financial Optimization
Generalized Convexity
Global Optimization
Multiobjective optimization
Nonlinear Programming
Optimal Control
Semi-definite Programming
Semi-infinite Programming
Software of Optimization and Control
Structural Optimization
Systems of Nonlinear Equations
Variational Inequalities

Sponsors and Organizers:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
The Institute of System Science, CAS (ISS)
Chongqing University (CQU)
Chongqing Normal University (CNU)
Sichuan University (SCU)

Organizing Committee

Directors: Liqun Qi (PolyU) and Kok Lay Teo (PolyU)
Scientific Committee Chairs: Masao Fukushima (Japan) and Shouyang Wang (ISS)
Local Chairs: Sifang Fu (CNU), Dan Yang (CQU) and Jiang Yang (SCU)
Program Advisor: Zemin Li (CQU)
Program Chairs: Xiaoqi Yang (PolyU), Xinmin Yang (CNU) and Jiuping Xu (SCN)
Treasurer: Zhe Chen (CNU)
Program Secretary: Eva Yiu (PolyU)

Scientific Committee

N.U. Ahmed (University of Ottawa)
Lou Caccetta (Curtin University of Technology)
Guangya Chen (The Institute of System Sciences)
Xiaojun Chen (Hirosaki University)
Hanfu Chen (The Institute of System Sciences)
Shucherng Fang (North Carolina State University)
David Gao (Louisiana Tech University)
Jerzy Filar (University of South Australia)
Masao Fukushima (Kyoto University)
V. Jeyakumar (University of New South Wales)
Carl T. Kelley (North Carolina State University)
Masakazu Kojima (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Duan Li (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Panos M. Pardalos (University of Florida)
Cees Roos (Delft University of Technology)
Alex M. Rubinov (University of Ballarat)
Siegfried Schaible (University of California, Riverside)
Jie Sun (National University of Singapore)
Wenyu Sun (Nanjing Normal University)
Tetsuzo Tanino (Osaka University)
Michel Thera (Universite de Limoges)
Shouyang Wang (The Institute of System Sciences)
Song Wang (University of Western Australia)
Soon-Yi Wu (The National Cheng Kung University)
Gang Yu (University of Texas at Austin)
Yaxiang Yuan (Institute of Computing Mathematics and Engineering
Wuyi Yue (Konan University)
Xiangsun Zhang (Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences)
Yin Zhang (Rice University)

Further details on OCA3 and participating guidelines can be found at the
web site:


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:02:17 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference in Poland on Parallel Processing and Applied Math

PPAM 2003
Czestochowa, Poland,
September 7-10, 2003


PPAM 2003 will be dedicated to a broad variety of subject areas
within parallel and distributed processing, including theory and
applications. The Conference is also intended as an open forum in
the field of applied mathematics. An important goal of PPAM 2003
is to foster communication and cooperation between communities
studying problems in this field and communities involved in
parallel, distributed and grid computing.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited) to:
* Parallel/distributed and grid architectures
* Cluster computing
* Parallel/distributed algorithms
* Scheduling and load balancing
* Performance analysis and prediction
* Parallel/distributed/grid programming
* Software engineering for parallel/ distributed/grid computing
* Tools and environments for parallel/distributed/grid
* Numerical linear algebra
* Methods of solving differential equations
* Evolutionary computing and neural networks
* Mathematical and computer methods in mechanics, material
processing, biology and medicine, physics, chemistry,
business, environmental modeling, etc.
* Applications of parallel/distributed/grid computing

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (preliminary list)

Scott B. Baden, University of California, USA
Carl Kesselman, University of Southern California, USA
Barbara Chapman, University of Houston, USA
Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
Sergei Gorlatch, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
James Kaufman, IBM Almaden, USA
Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin, USA
Tony Skjellum, Mississippi State University, USA
Thomas Stricker, Institute for Scientific Computing, Switzerland
Vaidy Sunderam, Emory University, USA
Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Denis Trystram, University of Grenoble, France
Jerzy Wasniewski, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Zahari Zlatev, National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark


PPAM 2003
Institute of Computer & Information Sciences
Technical University of Czestochowa
Dabrowskiego 73, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
Tel. +48 606 878 654


Submission of Papers: April 30, 2003
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2003
Camera-Ready Papers: October 15, 2003


From: Elizabeth Jessup <>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 13:50:50 -0700
Subject: Workshop in Melbourne on Large Scale Matrix Problems

Call for Papers
Workshop on High-Performance Computing
for Matrix Algebra Problems

held in conjunction with
ICCS 2003, Melbourne, Australia
June 2-4, 2003

Workshop Web Site

Large scale matrix algebra problems arise in a wide variety
of applications. The long computation times and large storage
requirements of such problems motivate the development of
fast serial and efficient parallel implementations of the
algorithms used to solve them. The performance of those
implementations depends not only the amount of computation
performed on each processor but also on the cost of data
transfer between processors or between components of the
memory hierarchy on a single processor. Talks will cover the
newest advances in high-performance computing, both serial
and parallel, as applied to matrix algebra problems.

This is a general call for papers about high-performance
computing for matrix algebra problems.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

* scalable parallel algorithms
* memory-efficient serial algorithms
* application-specific data structures
* effective use of instructions
* specialized programming techniques for achieving
high performance
* techniques for automated performance tuning
* applications of high-performance computing for
matrix algebra

Contact Information

See the web site

Liz Jessup
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
+1 303 492 0211

Allison Baker
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA


From: Paolo Foschi <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 17:04:57 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Cyprus on Computational Management Science

International Workshop on Computational Management Science, Economics,
Finance and Engineering
28-30 March 2003, Limassol, Cyprus.

Sponsored by the Society for Computational Economics.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
to discuss recent developments in computational methods for decision
making and design. The workshop will cover computational methods and
tools for decision and control in economics, finance, management and
engineering. This is intended to include areas such as data mining,
management science/operations research, econometrics, statistics,
computer science, numerical methods, engineering decision and design
problems such as control systems, process systems, power systems and
energy production.

Papers are solicited that deal significantly with computational
aspects of such topics as: linear and nonlinear systems, econometrics,
statistics, stochastic control, automatic differentiation, nonlinear
model solution methods, mathematical programming algorithms,
variational inequality and other algorithms for computing equilibria,
algorithmic models of decision making including genetic algorithms,
auction modeling, neural networks, artificial intelligence,
computability and complexity theory, parallel and supercomputing,
qualitative reasoning and models including qualitative simulation.

Tutorials will take place the 28th of March 2002.

More details can be found at the URL:


From: David Skinner <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 12:41:31 -0800
Subject: Meeting in Goettingen of IBM User Group

Announcing the seventh annual meeting of ScicomP
the IBM Scientific System User Group
March 4-7, 2003
at the Max-Planck-Institute for biophysical chemistry
Goettingen, Germany

Hosted by Gesellschaft f. wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Goettingen

Early registration deadline is February 7, 2003
Abstracts for user and vendor presentations are now being solicited.

The ScicomP meeting series enables computational scientists and engineers
to learn about tools and techniques for developing applications that
achieve maximum performance and scalability on IBM SP and pSeries systems,
and their successors. Technical presentations will highlight recent results
and advanced techniques, and will provide the kind of information,
expertise, and experience that scientific and technical applications
developers need but cannot easily find elsewhere.

The ScicomP 7 sessions will feature presentations from IBM research and
development staff, on topics that will include hardware and software
roadmaps for large systems; application development support software
tools; performance programming, measurement, analysis, and tuning

ScicomP 7 will also feature user presentations focusing on real world
experiences in porting, maintaining, and running codes on large scale
systems. Coverage will include code migration, scalable algorithms,
hybrid programming models, exploiting system architectures, and
scheduling and execution frameworks.

There will be a day of tutorials presented by IBM staff and others on
topics relevant to user concerns.


From: Peter Sloot <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 17:35:02 +0100 (CET)
Subject: International Conference on Computational Science

Dear All,

Regarding: The International Conference on Computational Science ICCS'03
(St. Petersburg and Melbourne).

After many(!) requests and discussions with the program committees and
the publisher, we are happy to announce that we will extend the deadline
for paper submission by 3 weeks.

The new dates are:

- January 07 2003 Deadline Paper Submission Conference
- January 30 2003 Programme committee meets and decides on acceptance
- February 01 2003 Notification to Authors
- February 15 2003 Revised versions of accepted papers
- February 15 2003 Final versions of Workshop Papers
- March 01 2003 Camera ready papers (conf. and workshops)
- June 02-04 2003 Conference at bi-location Melbourne and St. Petersburg

Please check the conference site for al details:

On behalf of the ICCS'03 organisation
Peter Sloot


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 09:17:40 -0800
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.


From: Bellout <bellout@math.niu.eda>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:06:05 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Northern Illinois University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Assistant Professor in numerical partial differential equations.
Beginning August 2003, tenure-track position. Required: Strong
numerical research component and a theoretical background in
partial differential equations; Ph.D. in mathematics, or its
equivalent (by time of appointment) and demonstrated potential
for excellence in research and teaching. Send Letter of
application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters
of reference, and a description of research program to:

Numerical PDE Position
c/o Professor William D. Blair, Chair
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Review of complete applications will begin on January 24, 2003 and
will continue until the position is filled. AA/EEO Institution
that recognizes dual career issues.


From: Daniela Calvetti <>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 102 22:10:50 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Case Western Reserve University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Numerical
Analysis to begin in August 2003 from candidates with a strong research
or potential in research and effective teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate level. Applicant must have a doctorate in mathematics or
equivalent qualifications. Applicants should send a curriculum vita,
description of research and teaching experience, and an AMS cover sheet
to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, 10900 Euclid
Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7058. Applicants should arrange for three
confidential letters of evaluation to be sent to the same address. At
least one letter should address teaching qualifications, in addition to
research. No email or fax applications will be accepted. Review of
applications will begin January 15, 2003. Case Western Reserve
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women
and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


From: Stanly Steinberg <>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 11:55:48 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of New Mexico

There is a position at the University of New Mexico for a bio-mathematician,
bio-statistician or bio-computer secientest:

Stanly Steinberg
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling Networks
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-1141 USA


From: Ron Morgan <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 13:47:53 -0600
Subject: Faculty Position at Baylor University

Position at Baylor University

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track
position, starting in August 2003. Excellence in teaching and research
is essential. Special consideration will be given to strong candidates
whose area of specialization is algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis,
differential equations, mathematical physics, numerical analysis, or
representation theory. A current curriculum vitae and statements about
philosophy of teaching and of research must be included in the
application. In addition, at least three recent letters of reference
must be sent directly to the search committee. Applications will be
reviewed beginning January 6, 2003. To ensure full consideration, an
application should be received by January 9, 2003, but applications will
be accepted until the position is filled or the search is terminated.
Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General
Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and
persons with disabilities to apply.

Send all materials to:
Replacement Search Committee
P. O. Box 97328
Waco, TX 76798-7328

Feel free to contact Ron Morgan at if you have


From: Anthony Giunta <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:52:07 -0700
Subject: Positions at Sandia National Laboratories

Career Opportunities in Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification

New or experienced PhD researchers are sought in the following areas:
- Global Optimization
- Uncertainty Quantification including sampling, analytic reliability and
other stochastic methods
- Optimization Under Uncertainty
- Large-Scale PDE-Constrained Optimization (simultaneous analysis and design)
- Multi-Physics / Multi-Scale Optimization

Candidates should have world-class expertise in at least one of the above
topics, and a PhD in mathematics, computer science, engineering or
operations research, with a high GPA. Candidates should enjoy working in a
collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment. Activities will involve a
mixture of research and development leading to publications, general tools,
and specialized applications. Candidates must have an interest in providing
solutions that change the engineering decision-making and assessment
processes within Sandia National Laboratories, and extending the frontiers
of knowledge in the broader scientific computing community. Software
experience with massively parallel (distributed memory) scientific
computing, C++/JAVA, Unix, and large-scale software frameworks and libraries
is desired.

Sandia National Labs frequently applies optimization to designs whose
response is modeled by complex multi-physics simulations involving millions
of finite elements. The next great leap in analysis fidelity is
incorporating uncertainty into these already-difficult simulations. Sandia
offers a unique set of challenging application problems for the researcher
interested in the general areas of robust optimization or reliability-based
design for uncertain models. There is the opportunity to help define the
future role of stochastic optimization. Also, as global optimization is a
new area for the department, there is the opportunity for an exceptional
person to grow and lead a research program devoted to global optimization.
Sandia's Optimization and Uncertainty Estimation department is well known
for its DAKOTA toolset, available as open-source under GNU GPL license. The
department uses DAKOTA as both its research test bed and capability
deployment vehicle. The department has unique expertise in the areas of
simultaneous analysis and design, multi-level parallel optimization
strategies, surrogate-based optimization, and optimization under
uncertainty. The department partners with other organizations within Sandia
that specialize in discrete optimization, stochastic methods, and validation
and verification of software codes. The department has dozens of
partnerships with world-class universities.

Sandia is a world leader in large-scale parallel computer systems,
algorithms, software and applications. Sandia has a unique parallel
computing environment, including some of the top supercomputers in the world
(e.g. the 4500-node 2.3-teraflops ASCI Red machine), and many smaller
research machines. Sandia values and rewards technical excellence and
leadership. Sandia offers a stable work environment, and the opportunity to
solve some of the world's most challenging and important computational
problems. See <> for more

Candidates should send a resume, a statement of research interests, and the
names of three references to Scott A. Mitchell. Electronic applications to are preferred, otherwise use P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque
NM 87185-0847. Sandia has facilities in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA.
Sandia offers attractive compensation packages that are competitive with
industry leaders. Sandia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship
is normally required.


From: Toon Knapen <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 16:08:33 +0100
Subject: Marie Curie Fellowship at Free Field Technologies

Free Field Technologies (FFT) was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship by the
European Commision. This gives a young European researcher the opportunity
to gain experience by getting involved in research and development activities
at FFT and collaborate with a dynamic staff of experienced engineers and
scientists. Candidates with interests in the following topics are welcome:
finite element modelling, numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra,
parallel computing, generic scientific programming (C++).

For more information, please visit the website ( or

Best regards,

Toon Knapen


From: Jun Zhang <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 21:58:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Kentucky

Postdoc Position in Biosimulation, University of Kentucky

A postdoctoral research position is available to simulate
and study the 3D heat transfer effects on biological bodies
and on skin burns. The goal is to build an accurate model
to describe the skin burn processes and a computer toolkit
for simulating such processes. The position is available
immediately. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in science and
engineering with sufficient training in mathematical modeling
and computer programming are encouraged to apply. Since we
prefer to fill the position as soon as possible, only those
candidates who are authorized to work in the U.S. will
be considered. The postdoc must have good command of both
written and spoken English.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the
Laboratory for High Performance Scientific Computing and Computer
Simulation (the HiPSCCS Lab). More information about the HiPSCCS
Lab can be found at Please e-mail
(preferred) your curriculum vitae (with full publication list
and e-mail addresses of three referees) in postscript or ASCII
(no MS-WORD, please) to Jun Zhang at, or fax it
to (859)323-1971. The last means is to send a postal mail to:

Professor Jun Zhang
Department of Computer Science
University of Kentucky
773 Anderson Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0046

Please do not have the reference letters sent, they will be
requested if needed.


From: Wei Cai <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:24:56 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Mathematics

Application is sought for a postdoctoral
position with experience in scientific computation
in the area of electromagnetics and optics.
Please e-mail application to
Or send the application to Prof. Wei Cai,
Department of Mathematics, University of
North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.


From: M. Ganesh <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:15:58 +1100 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of New South Wales

Research Associate
REF. 1907

FIXED TERM: - Salary: Aus$47,096 - Aus$50,554 per year plus up to 17%
employer superannuation plus leave loading.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the
School of Mathematics. The successful applicant will work on the project
"Advanced computational algorithms for three-dimensional systems",
funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to
Professor Ian Sloan and Dr Mahadevan Ganesh.

Applicants with proven teaching abilities
may be considered for a 3/4 research and 1/4 teaching position.

Essential criteria for research position:
. a PhD or equivalent qualification;
. a sound knowledge of computational mathematics;
. a sound knowledge of functional analysis; good communications skills,
. as well as an understanding of equity and diversity principles.

Essential criteria for research/teaching position:
. as above as well as documented teaching experience.

Desirable criteria:
. experience in mathematical analysis and computational aspects
of PDEs in three space dimensions or surface integral equations;
. experience in solving mathematical models in scattering theory;
. good knowledge of a computer programming language, Fortran 90 or C++;
. strong publication record.

This is a fixed term position for up to three years. Experienced applicants
interested in short-term appointments are encouraged to apply.

Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition
of employment.

Enquiries regarding this position may be directed to
Professor Sloan on telephone (02) 9385 7038 or email: or
Dr Ganesh on email:

Further information about the project is available at

Applications close 14 February 2003.

Application procedure:
Applicants should submit a written application systematically
addressing the selection criteria, QUOTING REFERENCE NUMBER.
Include business and private telephone numbers;
a complete resume, (copies of academic transcript and qualifications
where appropriate); and the names, addresses (and preferably)
facsimile numbers and email addresses of at least two referees to:

The Recruitment Officer, Human Resources, UNSW Sydney 2052
or email: by applications close date


From: Andy Deelen <>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 09:03:31 -0000
Subject: Contents, Proceedings of Toyota Conference

Just Published:

Scientific and Engineering Computations for the 21st Century. Methodologies
and Applications, edited by Masatake Mori and Taketomo Mitsui. Proceedings
of the 15th Toyota Conference
(reprinted from Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Volume
149, No. 1), hardbound, 380 pages, USD 145 / EUR 145


Advances in multidimensional integration (R. Cools).
Material Modeling platform (M. Doi).
Materials by design and the exciting role of quantum computation/simulation
(A.J. Freeman).
A coherent analysis of Stokes flows under boundary conditions of friction
type (H. Fujita).
Direct simulation of the motion of a settling ellipsoid in Newtonian flow
(T.-W. Pan, R. Glowinski, G.P. Galdi).
GASTURBNLAB: A multidisciplinary problem solving environment for gas turbine
engine design on a network of non-homogeneous machines (E.N. Houstis, A.C.
Catlin, P. Tsompanopoulou, D. Gottfried, G. Balakrishnan, K. Su, J.R. Rice).
Meso-scale fusion: a method for molecular electronic state calculation in
in-homogeneous materials (S. Hyodo).
GRAPE project (J. Makino).
Future of supercomputing (Y. Oyanagi).
Parallel evolutionary algorithms for optimization problems in aerospace
engineering (J.F. Wang, J. Periaux, M. Sefrioui).
Sensitivity analysis for differential-algebraic equations: The forward and
adjoint systems and their numerical solution (Y. Cao, S. Li, L. Petzold).
Applied optimal shape design (B. Mohammadi, O. Pironneau).
Subdivision as a fundamental building block of digital geometry processing
algorithms (P. Schr=F6der).
Nonconforming finite element methods (Z.-C. Shi).
Good approximations on the sphere, with applications to geodesy and
scattering of sound (I.H. Sloan, R.S. Womersley).
Double exponential transformation and its applications (M. Sugihara).
Efficient and reliable uterative methods for linear systems (H.A. van der
The next-generation CIP as a conservative semi-Lagrangian solver for solid,
liquid and gas (T. Yabe, Y. Ogata, K. Takizawa, A. Segawa, K. Sakurai).
Advanced general-purpose computational mechanics system for large-scale
analysis and design (S. Yoshimura, R. Shioya, H. Noguchi, T. Miyamura).
On a class of product-type Krylov-subspace methods for nonsymmetric linear
systems (S.L. Zhang).
Coupled, macro-micro modeling for hot deformation and sintering (T. Aizawa,
Y. Prawoto, F. Tsumori).
The high precise/efficient pre/postprocessor (I. Hagiwara, J. Shinoda).
Comparison of criteria on the direction of crack extension (K. Ohtsuka).
Fast linear equations solvers in high performance electromagnetic field
analysis (M. Shimasaki, T. Iwashita, T. Mifune).
A parallel algorithm for generating molecular integrals over MO basis sets
(K. Nakata, T. Murase, T. Sakuma, T. Takada).
Finite element simulation of single crystal growth process using GSMAC
method. (T. Tanahashi, H. Kohno).

More information can be found on:

(Mrs.) Andy Deelen
Elsevier Science BV
Sara Burgerhartstraat 25
1055 KV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


From: Ed Saff <>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 11:54:55 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation

Constructive Approximation Contents: Volume 19, No. 1, 2003

"The Moment Problem Associated with the q-Laguerre Polynomials" by
J.S. Christiansen, pp 1-22.

"Shape-Perserving Widths of Weighted Sobolev-Type Classes of Positive,
Monotone, and Convex Functions on a Finite Interval" by V.N. Konovalov
and D. Leviatan, pp 23-58.

"Property A in an Infinite-Dimensional Space.I" by M. Marano, pp 59-81.

"Property A in an Infinite-Dimensional Space.II" by A. Damas and M.
Marano, pp 83-121.

"Quadratic Convergence of Newton's Method for Convex Interpolation and
Smoothing" by A.L. Dontchev, H. Qi, and L. Qi, pp 123-143.

"Upper and Lower Bounds on the Dimension of Supersplines Spaces" by
P. Alfeld and L.L. Schumaker, pp 145-161.


From: T. Terlaky <>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 01:20:07 -0500
Subject: Contents, Optimization and Engineering

New issues of Optimization and Engineering;

Optimization and Engineering Vol 3. Issue 3;

Special Issue on
Mixed=ADInteger Programming and
its Applications to Engineering
Guest Editors:
Ignacio E. Grossmann and Nikolaos V. Sahinidis

Prologue 223

Ignacio E. Grossmann
Review of Nonlinear Mixed-Integer and
Disjunctive Programming Techniques 227

T. Westerlund and R. Porn
Solving Pseudo=ADConvex Mixed Integer
Optimization Problems by Cutting Plane
Techniques 253

M. Tawarmalani, S. Ahmed and N. V. Sahinidis
Product Disaggregation in Global Optimization
and Relaxations of Rational Programs 281

E.P. Gatzke, J.E. Tolsma and P.I. Barton
Construction of Convex Relaxations Using
Automated Code Generation Techniques 305

J.=ADP. Goux and S. Leyffer
Solving Large MINLPs on Computational Grids 327

Optimization and Engineering Vol 3. Issue 4;

R. Nurnberg and W. Romisch
A Two Stage Planning Model for Power Scheduling
in a Hydro Thermal System Under Uncertainty 355

C. Guarino Lo Bianco and A. Piazzi
Worst Case Optimal Static Output Feedback
for Uncertain Systems 379

H.-G. Bock, W. Egartner, W. Kappis and V. Schulz
Practical Shape Optimization for Turbine and
Compressor Blades by the Use of PRSQP Methods 395

H. Kim, R.T. Haftka, W.H. Mason, L.T. Watson
and B. Grossman
Probabilistic Modeling of Errors from
Structural Optimization Based on Multiple
Starting Points 415

A. Messac and C.A. Mattson
Generating Well--Distributed Sets of Pareto
Points for Engineering Design Using
Physical Programming 431


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 08:32:18 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Numerical Algorithms

December 2002, Volume 31 (Issue: 1-4)
ISSN: 1017-1398


J. C. Butcher

Efficient Collocation Schemes for Singular Boundary Value Problems
Winfried Auzinger, Othmar Koch, Ewa Weinm=C3=BCller

The Solution of a Singularly Perturbed Convection-Diffusion Problem
by an Iterative Domain Decomposition Method
Igor P. Boglaev

The A-Stability of Methods with Pade and Generalized Pade Stability
J.C. Butcher

Stability of Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
J.C. Butcher, A.D. Heard

Error Estimation for Nordsieck Methods
J.C. Butcher, Z. Jackiewicz

Nordsieck Methods with an Off-Step Point
J.C. Butcher, A.E. O'Sullivan

Variable-Order ESIRK Methods for Stiff Differential Equations
D.J.L. Chen

A New View of the Computational Complexity of IVP for ODE
Robert M. Corless

The Design and Implementation of Usable ODE Software
W.H. Enright

Generalization of Backward Differentiation Formulas for Parallel Computers
Felice Iavernaro, Francesca Mazzia

Eigenvalues and Quasi-Eigenvalues of Banded Toeplitz Matrices: Some
Properties and Applications
Felice Iavernaro, Francesca Mazzia, Donato Trigiante

Iterative Solution of SPARK Methods Applied to DAEs
Laurent O. Jay

New Multivalue Methods for Differential Algebraic Equations
Minnie Kerr, Kevin Burrage

Global Error Estimators for Order 7,8 Runge-Kutta Pairs
T. Macdougall, J.H. Verner

Families of High-Order Composition Methods
Robert I. McLachlan

Numerical Integration of Reaction-Diffusion Systems
Michelle Schatzman

Requirements of a Package for N-Body Simulations of the Solar System
P.W. Sharp

Automatic Control and Adaptive Time-Stepping
Gustaf S=C3=B6derlind

A Parallel Algorithm for the Estimation of the Global Error in
Runge-Kutta Methods
R. Tirani

Finite Element Differential-Algebraic Systems for Eddy Current=
Igor Tsukerman

Approximate Factorization in Shallow Water Applications
P.J. van der Houwen, B.P. Sommeijer

Multigrid Waveform Relaxation for Anisotropic Partial Differential Equations
Jan van Lent, Stefan Vandewalle

Explicit General Linear Methods with Inherent Runge-Kutta Stability
W.M. Wright

Software Issues for Ordinary Differential Equations
J.C. Butcher


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