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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 04:55:20 -0800

**Subject: UF Sparse Matrix Collection**

I maintain a large set of sparse matrices at

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/matrices . Most come from

real problems. I've just added 75 matrices from a wide range of

domains, including:

Pu Chen finite-element matrices of structures in China

Andrew Cunningham vibro-acoustic matrices

Roger Grimes the bcsstk39 matrix (shuttle solid rocket booster)

Wonsik Kim 2D meshes, complex values

Lars Langemyr a matrix that demonstrates how relaxed partial

pivoting can fail with u=0.1

MathWorks, Inc. a small matrix from the Spline Toolbox, also shows

that u=0.1 can fail

Stuart Norris various body parts (stomach, lungs, hearts, torso)

Victor Pereyra a large rectangular matrix

Alex Pothen matrices from NASA, with geometric coordinates

Kai Shen several matrices

Alexander van Heukelum DNA electrophoresis, of a polymer with 3 to 15

monomers. This set now holds both the

smallest matrix (5-by-5 with 19 nonzeros) and the

largest (5,154,859-by-5,154,859 with

99,199,551) in the whole UF sparse collection.

Each matrix is available in Harwell/Boeing (ascii) format and MATLAB

(.mat) format. An index of the full collection (except for 10 small

finite element problems in Harwell/Boeing *.pse format) is at

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/mat/Index.txt .

If you have the "UFget" interface to the collection, you can load these

matrices and others straight into a MATLAB workspace, with (for example):

Problem = UFget ('Norris/lung1') ;

to get Stuart Norris' model of a lung. The UFget m-file gets the matrix

from the web, caches it, and loads it into your MATLAB workspace. The

next time you load it, the matrix is obtained from your local cache.

You will need to download the latest UF_Index.mat file, and you should

also get the revised UFget.m file and related files. See

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/mat for more information.

Sparse matrices from real problems are critical to the development of

sparse matrix algorithms, since randomly-generated matrices do not

exhibit any of the characteristics of real matrices. If you would like

to assist in the development of new algorithms, submissions of new

matrices are always welcome.

-- Tim Davis

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From: Robert A. van de Geijn <rvdg@cs.utexas.edu>

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:15:39 -0600

**Subject: Fast BLAS Libraries for Intel Pentium**

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

http://www.ccr.buffalo.edu/newsReleases/newsRelease.htm).

Previously, we had released only fast dgemm implementations for these

architectures. WE ARE NOW HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE COMPLETE BLAS LIBRARIES

FOR THE INTEL PENTIUM (R) III AND 4 ARCHITECTURES (all precisions,

levels 1, 2, and 3, single and dual threaded).

To help us evaluate this library, kindly visit

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/flame/goto/

Coming soon: sgemm, dgemm, cgemm, and zgemm for the Intel Itanium2 (R).

Regards

Robert van de Geijn

Professor of Computer Sciences

UT-Austin

Kazushige Goto

Visiting Scientist

UT-Austin

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From: Stephen Vavasis <vavasis@CS.Cornell.EDU>

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 17:33:05 -0500

**Subject: Nominations for SIAG/LA Prize**

LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize

The SIAG/LA Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) will present the

award at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra in July 2003 at

The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. The prize is

awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper on a topic in

applicable linear algebra published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility

Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal

bearing a publication date between January 1, 2000 and December 31,

2002. The papers must contain significant research contributions to the

field of linear algebra, as commonly defined in the mathematical

literature, with direct or potential applications. Nominations should

include a full bibliographic citation for the paper and a brief

statement outlining the justification for the nomination in terms of its

importance and impact.

Description of Award

The award consists of a plaque and a certificate containing the

citation.

Recent winners

Winners of the last two awards are: Olga V. Holtz, Alan Edelman, Erik

Elmroth and Bo Kagstrom (2000), and Stanley Eisenstat, Ming Gu, Gerard

Sleijpen, and Henk van der Vorst (1997).

Nominations

Nominations, including a copy of the nominated paper, should be sent by

January 31, 2003, to:

Professor Stephen Vavasis

Chair, SIAG/LA Prize Selection Committee

c/o A. G. Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 302

Fax: 215-386-7999

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee for the award are Stephen Vavasis

(Cornell University), Chair; Anne Greenbaum (University of Washington),

Roger Horn (University of Utah), Bo Kagstrom (University of Umea,

Sweden), and Lloyd N. Trefethen (Oxford University, UK).

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:15:51 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Student Paper Prize**

2003 SIAM Student Paper Prize - REVISED DEADLINE

The 2003 SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE 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 Prize is 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 Prize 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.

Deadline for Submissions

** FEBRUARY 28, 2003 ** is the revised deadline. All papers and

accompanying documentation must be received at the SIAM office by that date.

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

Student Paper Prize

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: (215) 382-9800 ext. 303

E-mail: littleton@siam.org.

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From: Istvan Maros <im@doc.ic.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 11:28:36 -0000

**Subject: New Book, Computational Techniques of the Simplex Method**

I am pleased to let you know that Kluwer has published the following book:

"Computational Techniques of the Simplex Method" by Istvan Maros

http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-7332-1

Being a research monograph it can be of interest for researchers, research

students and everybody who is planning to implement the simplex method for

solving large scale linear programming (LP) problems efficiently. Some parts

of the book can also be used in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate

teaching.

After the introduction of the basics of LP and the simplex method, the book

discusses the practical forms of LP problems, the design principles of LP

systems, data structures and the typical operations with sparse matrices. Then

it provides a detailed description of the main algorithms and algorithmic

techniques of the simplex method, such as presolve, scaling, basis

factorization, primal algorithm (methods for finding an initial basis, pricing

techniques, phase-1 and phase-2 procedures, issues of numerical accuracy,

treatment of degeneracy) and the dual algorithm (phase-1 and phase-2

techniques, pricing variants, degeneracy). The presented dual algorithm is

particularly important for branch and bound/cut algorithms in mixed integer

programming.

The book reveals in great detail how high level of reliability and efficiency

can be achieved. It is a unique source of the recent developments of the

computational techniques of the simplex method. Several of the techniques

described can be used in the implementation of other optimization algorithms,

too.

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From: Ng Min Chao <mcng@wspc.com.sg>

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 14:57:24 +0800

**Subject: New Book, Wavelet Analysis: Twenty Years Development**

Greetings from World Scientific Publishing and Imperial College Press.

We have just published the book titled "Wavelet Analysis: Twenty Years'

Development" in 2002. The author, Dr. Zhou Ding-Xuan, would like to have

his book promoted at your relevant website, www.wavelet.org/wavelet/.

The following is a link about the book.

http://www.wspc.com/books/mathematics/5084.html

We hope to further promote the book to many people interested in

wavelets and bring the current research to a higher level. We would

appreciate if you could go through the book details and reply our

special request.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Min Chao Ng (Ms)

Marketing Executive (Mathematics)

World Scientific Publishing

Imperial College Press

http://www.worldscientific.com

http://www.icpress.co.uk

Email: mcng@wspc.com.sg

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From: Donatella Marini <marini@dragon.imati.cnr.it>

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 09:05:15 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop in Honor of Enrico Magenes**

Two-Day Colloquium in Honour of Enrico Magenes

Pavia, June 18-19, 2003

On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Professor Enrico Magenes, his

former students at the University of Pavia are organizing a two-day Colloquium

in his honour in Pavia. The program consists in seven lectures, which will be

delivered by the following speakers

Claudio Baiocchi (University of Rome "La Sapienza")

John M. Ball (University of Oxford)

Luis A. Caffarelli (University of Texas, Austin)

Giuseppe Geymonat (CNRS, Montpellier)

Pierre-Louis Lions (College de France, Paris)

Claudio Verdi (University of Milano)

Augusto Visintin (University of Trento)

The Colloquium (which will take place at the University of Pavia or at one

of the University Colleges, as it will be later announced) will begin on

Wednesday June 18, 2003 at 3:00 pm and will end on Thursday June 19, 2003 at

6:00 pm.

The web page of the Colloquium can be found at

http://www.imati.cnr.it/~magen80

and will be regularly updated, with information and news. Those interested

in participating should register by April 15, 2003.

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From: Gerd Kunert <gkunert@mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de>

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:29:47 +0100

**Subject: Chemnitz FEM Symposium**

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to the

Chemnitz FEM Symposium 2003

September 22 - 24, 2003.

The conference venue in Ehrenfriedersdorf (near Chemnitz, Germany)

is situated in the beautiful Erzgebirge mountains and provides a

stimulating and cosy atmosphere.

The symposium is organized by the DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 393

"Numerische Simulation auf massiv parallelen Rechnern"

and the Faculty of Mathematics, TU Chemnitz.

Scientific Topics: Finite Elements, including (but not limited to)

- error estimators,

- high order methods,

- parallel implementations.

This year special emphasis is on

- fast solvers, e.g.

- multi-level methods,

- domain decomposition methods,

- for hp-methods,

- using H-matrices,

- simulation of materials with nonlinear properties,

- deformation,

- damage,

- crack propagation,

- mixed formulations,

- problems with anisotropic solution.

Invited Speakers: M. Dobrowolski (Wuerzburg)

R. Duran (Buenos Aires)

U. Langer (Linz)

M. Melenk (Leipzig)

Deadlines: August 8, 2003: Submission of abstracts

August 22, 2003: Book accommodation

Registration: via WWW

Information: http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/sfb393/fem-symposium/

Contact: fem03@mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de

The symposium is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

With best regards

Th. Apel, A. Meyer, G. Kunert

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From: David Voss <d-voss1@wiu.edu>

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 15:47:36 -0500

**Subject: Midwest Numerical Analysis Day**

Midwest Numerical Analysis Day 2003 will be held at Western Illinois

University in Macomb on Saturday, April 26. We are soliciting contributed

30 minute talks. Information about Midwest NA-Day 2003 (submission of talks,

accommodations, etc.) are available on the the Department of Mathematics

home page

http://www.wiu.edu/mathematics/

and click on Events.

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From: Jerzy Wasniewski <jw@imm.dtu.dk>

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:25:28 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Conference in Poland on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics**

Call for Papers:

PPAM 2003

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

PARALLEL PROCESSING AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

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

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 processing

* 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

CONFERENCE OFFICE:

PPAM 2003

Institute of Computer & Information Sciences

Technical University of Czestochowa

Dabrowskiego 73, PL-42200 Czestochowa, Poland

Tel. +48 606 878 654

e-mail: roman@k2.pcz.czest.pl

http://ppam.pcz.czest.pl/

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission of Papers: April 30, 2003

Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2003

Camera-Ready Papers: Oct. 15, 2003

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From: Svetozar Margenov <margenov@parallel.bas.bg>

Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 09:16:25 +0200 (EET)

**Subject: Conference in Bulgaria on Large-Scale Scientific Computions**

CALL FOR PAPERS

4th International Conference on "Large-Scale Scientific Computations"

June 4-8, 2003, Sozopol, Bulgaria

SPECIAL EVENT

The conference will be devoted to the 60th anniversary of Raytcho Lazarov.

WWW-SITE AND REGISTRATION

The conference web site contains a full information about the event and is

regularly updated. THE LIST OF ALREADY REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS OF THE SPECIAL

SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

To indicate your intention to attend ICLSSC'03, please visit

WWW-site. http://parallel.bas.bg/~scicom03/

and register online.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Deadline for submission of full papers March 15, 2003

Notification of acceptance of full papers May 1, 2003

SPECIAL SESSIONS AND ORGANIZERS

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN PRECONDITIONING TECHNIQUES

R. Blaheta, Institute of Geonics, Ostrava, CZ

and M. Neytcheva, Uppsala University, SE

MONTE CARLO AND QUASI-MONTE CARLO METHODS

A. Karaivanova , FSU, Tallahassee, US/CLPP BAS, BG

and H. Kosina, Institute for Microelectronics, TU, Vienna, AT

HIGH PERFORMANCE METHODS FOR STRUCTURED MATRICES

V. Olshevski, University of Connecticut, US

SET-VALUED NUMERICS AND RELIABLE COMPUTING

N. Dimitrova, IMI BAS, BG, M. Krastanov, IMI BAS, BG

and V. Veliov, TU, Vienna, AT/ IMI BAS, BG

ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING

A. Ebel, University of Cologne, DE,

K. Georgiev, CLPP BAS, BG and Z. Zlatev, NERI, DK

LARGE SCALE COMPUTATION FOR ENGINEERING PROBLEMS

O. Iliev, ITWM, Kaiserslautern, DE, U. Langer, University of Linz, AT,

P. Minev, University of Alberta, CA and M. Schaefer, DUT, Darmstadt, DE

ADVANCED PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATIONS

V. Getov, University of Westminster, UK

Conference Secretary

Mrs. Silvia Grozdanova,

CLPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bontchev, Bl. 25A,

1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;

FAX: (-359-2)-722-349;

E-mail: scicom03@parallel.bas.bg

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From: Guoqing Tang <gtang@ncat.edu>

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:53:17 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Positions at North Carolina A&T State University**

THREE TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN MATHEMATICS

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Applications are invited for three anticipated tenure-track positions in the

Department of Mathematics, effective August 2003, two of which will be in

the areas of computational mathematics and/or computational biomathematics.

The positions, subject to budgetary approval, are initially budgeted at the

assistant professor level, but candidates with proven research record may be

considered at the associate professor level. For assistant professorships,

we seek strong research potential and evidence of excellence in teaching.

Research productivity beyond the doctoral dissertation will normally be

expected. For associate professorships, applicants should have a good

research reputation and established research program, including success in

securing external funding, publication and supervision of graduate students.

Assistant professorships in computational mathematics /biomathematics: While

applicants in all areas of computational mathematics and biomathematics will

be considered, those whose research expertise and interests lie in one or

more of the following areas will be given preference:

Computational Mathematics: computational modeling, scientific visualization,

computational refraction and reflection seismology, seismic data analysis

and tomographic imaging, high performance scientific computing and parallel

algorithm development.

Computational Biomathematics: bioinformatics, computational genomics,

biological and biomedical system modeling, Monte Carlo and molecular

dynamics simulations, and biomedical signal processing.

Assistant professorship in mathematics: This position is open to any area of

mathematics. However, those whose research expertise and interests are in

educational technology development, evaluation and implementation,

information and data management, and mathematics teaching and learning

methodology experimentation will be given preference.

The successful applicants for all there positions will be expected to teach

at both undergraduate and graduate level, advise student research, write

grant proposals, collaborate with other faculty in the Department and the

College. In addition, successful applicants for two computational

mathematics/biomathematics positions are expected to acquire research

funding, and conduct state-of-the-art research, while the successful

applicant for the general mathematics position is expected to coordinate

instructional and research activities in educational technology development

and evaluation, and information and data management. Applicants must have a

Ph.D. in mathematical sciences or closely related fields.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2003, and the review will

continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should arrange to have a

curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a statement

of scientific or educational research expertise and interests, abstracts of

completed research (articles, software tools, multimedia modules, funded

projects and etc.), and future research plan sent to: Professor Wilbur

Smith, Chairman, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina A&T State

University, 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411. North Carolina

A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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From: Steven Ruuth <sruuth@cs.sfu.ca>

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:57:01 -0800 (PST)

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

Postdoctoral Positions at Simon Fraser University

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applied and Computational Mathematics Group

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, CANADA

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Group of Simon Fraser University

invites applications for postdoctoral positions in numerical PDEs. We seek

promising researchers, generally within a few years of their PhD, who have

particular expertise in numerical solution of differential equations,

ideally with experience involving some subset of spectral methods, integral

equation methods, adaptive grid techniques, level set methods, or finite

element/difference methods.

The positions will be partially funded through the Pacific Institute of

Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and will be research positions with a maximum

of one course of teaching a year. There is some flexibility on when the

postdoctoral position would commence, although a PIMS position would

normally begin between April 1, 2003 and December 1, 2003. (For details on

PIMS, see http://wren.pims.math.ca/). The positions would generally have

two years duration.

Simon Fraser University has a young and very dynamic Applied and Computational

Mathematics Group. A postdoctoral position at SFU would offer an enjoyable

working environment and unique physical surroundings. See

http://www.math.sfu.ca/applmath/ for further information on our group and our

research interests.

There are no citizenship restrictions on the positions. Interested applicants

can contact Steve Ruuth by email (sruuth@cs.sfu.ca) for further inquiry or can

directly send two letters of reference, a curriculum vitae, and a statement

of research interests to Steve Ruuth, Department of Mathematics and

Statistics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 by

February 28, 2003.

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From: Helge Galdal <h.k.galdal@matnat.uio.no>

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 14:40:58 +0100

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

"Mathematics for applications" - a newly established Centre of Excellence

at the University of Oslo, Norway, hereby invites applications for

2 post-doc. positions and 2 PhD scholarships. All four positions are

available from 1 March 2003, but the start date may be delayed if necessary.

Applications with all necessary enclosures must be received by 4 February.

For details, please check the full announcement: http://www.ifi.uio.no/bm/sff/

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From: Frank.Tobin@gsk.com

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 12:04:07 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at GlaxoSmithKline**

Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Modeling of Micro-Organisms at

GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical

company with a powerful combination of skills and resources to provide a

platform for delivering strong growth in today's rapidly changing

healthcare environment. GSK's mission is to improve the quality of human

life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK has

over 100,000 employees worldwide and over 16,000 are in R&D. GSK R&D is

based at 24 sites in seven countries. The company has a leading position

in genomics/genetics and new drug discovery technologies. The GSK R&D

budget is about $4bn.

The Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling group currently has an

excellent 2 year postdoctoral opportunity available in our

state-of-the-art facilities, either in Upper Merion (near Philadelphia),

PA, USA or in Stevenage (Near London), UK. The Scientific Computing and

Mathematical Modeling group applies mathematical and computational

techniques to a variety of challenging problems in pharmaceutical

research.

This position will be responsible for developing mathematical models of

cellular processes, metabolic pathways, enzyme kinetics for rational

microorganism design. This will involve usage of metabolic bioengineering

methods, development of dynamic models of the organisms and mathematical

models of biological systems for the purposes of advancing drug discovery,

development and manufacturing efforts. Understanding the complexities of

the biology (e.g. the chemical, genetic, cellular, spatial, temporal

aspects) is essential. This role will require the ability to work with

biologists and the ability to develop rigorous mathematical models that

will are practical and useful to the GSK teams involved. We are looking

for the individual who can successfully integrate sophisticated

mathematics and computer software with biological problems. The

successful candidate will be comfortable with biochemistry, molecular

biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, computer science, but this is not a

bioinformatics position. We seek someone who has the motivation to solve

real-world problems. Interactions will often be with a larger team

composed of other computational scientists and R&D researchers. Excellent

communication skills are required. It is necessary to have the ability to

communicate results with those who are neither comfortable nor familiar

with mathematical terminology.

At least 3 years experience in modeling of biological pathways, or

enzyme/receptor kinetics is a key requirement. Knowledge of mathematical

biology, computational biochemistry or mathematical modeling of complex

biological systems is essential. Excellent grounding in several of the

following: modeling, simulation of biological systems, numerical analysis,

differential equations, and dynamical systems are required. A good

general scientific or engineering background (e.g. mathematics, physics,

chemistry, electrical engineering, etc.) as well as a biological one is

important.

GlaxoSmithKline is dedicated to an innovative workplace and supports you

with career long opportunities and learning. We offer a competitive

benefits and compensation package designed to attract and retain the very

best. For confidential consideration and efficient processing, please

visit our website: www.gsk.com and apply online indicating Job Code

Requisition Number 7169.

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From: Rory Schnell <rlschnel@unity.ncsu.edu>

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 11:21:54 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at North Carolina State University**

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS

The Center for Research in Scientific Computation at N.C. State

University expects to make several post-doctoral appointments beginning

in the summer or fall, 2003 (availability of the positions is contingent

upon funding). The appointments will be in the area of applied

mathematics and scientific computation. The research interests of the

Center include mathematical modeling, analysis and control of partial

differential equations, numerical optimization, computational fluids and

flow control, numerical methods for transport in porous media,

stochastic partial differential equations, computational

electromagnetics, multiscale modeling of high performance materials and

biomathematics. Successful applicants will be involved in research

programs in the Industrial Applied Mathematics Program, administered by

the Center, which offers a unique opportunity for post-doctoral research

on mathematical projects arising in industrial/governmental

laboratories. Applicants should send a vita and brief description of

research interests and have three letters of recommendation sent to

Professor Hien Tran, Department of Mathematics, Box 8205, N.C. State

University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205. Applications will be considered at

any time after February 15, 2003, as funding becomes available. In its

commitment to diversity and equity, NCSU seeks applications from women,

minorities and disabled. NC State University is an equal opportunity and

affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national

origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

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