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From: Cleve Moler <moler@mathworks.com>

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:15:33 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: MATLAB Short Course**

We are offering a two-day short course, "Numerical Methods in MATLAB",

in San Francisco, March 24-25. I will be the instructor. This will

be followed by three one-day short courses on optimization, statistics,

and financial applpications, March 26-28. Bill Mueller, from the

MathWorks Training Group, will be the instructor. For more info, see

http://www.mathworks.com/support/training/courses/NM01.shtml

-- Cleve Moler

moler@mathworks.com

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From: Ismael Vaz <aivaz@dps.uminho.pt>

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:07:35 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

**Subject: NSIPS Available in the NEOS server**

Dear NA readers,

We are pleased to announce that the software package NSIPS v2.1 is now

available in the NEOS server (http://www-neos.mcs.anl.gov/)

We thank Hans D. Mittelmann for this implementation in the NEOS server.

NSIPS (Nonlinear Semi-Infinite Programming Solver) is a solver that uses

the SIPAMPL interface to connect to AMPL. The new version additionally

implements an interior point method for semi-infinite programming.

NSIPS addresses standard semi-infinite programming problems and the full

version requires the use of the NPSOL software. The full version can be

used in the NEOS server.

Best regards,

Ismael Vaz

Minho University

Portugal

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From: Jean-Claude Berges <jean-claude.berges@cnes.fr>

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 13:12:08 +0100

**Subject: Root-finding for ODEs**

Dear NA-Netters,

I have a classical system of ordinary differential equations :

y'(x) = Fj(x,y(x)) with y(x=o) = y0 , j=1, ... , n

My problem (i.e. event location or implicit output) is to

find a FIRST point Xs such that ONE of the equations (g-stop):

Gi(x,y(x)) = 0 i = 1, ..., m

is satisfied at x = Xs on the current integration interval

[x ; x+h].

On [x ; x+h], the ODEs'solution y(x) is computed by a dense

output algorithm.

So, the problem is to find the FIRST root of an equation

G(x,y(x)) = 0 on an interval [a ; b] , It is assumed that G is

a continuous function on [a ; b].

I am very interested by "good" root-finding(s) for the following cases:

=> G(x,y(x)) : polynomial form,

=> G(x,y(x)) : general function

Do you know effective methods (and free Fortran or C codes)

to solve this problem ? Any references (papers,preprints,

links, ...) would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Jean Claude BERGES

French Space Center ( DTS/MPI/MS/PNC)

18,Av. Edouard Belin

31401 TOULOUSE Cedex 04 - FRANCE

E-mail : Jean-Claude.Berges@cnes.fr

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From: Jean-Claude Berges <jean-claude.berges@cnes.fr>

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 17:16:15 +0100

**Subject: Linear Systems of ODEs **

Dear NA-Netters (another question about ODEs),

The position and the velocity partial derivatives of the

satellite motion with respect to any parameter appearing in

the acceleration model or to initial state may be obtained

by the numerical integration of a linear system of differential

equations with time varying coefficients:

Y''(t) = A(t)*Y(t) + B(t)*Y'(t) + C(t) (1)

Usually, this equations are integrated with the same classical

methods (Cowell, Stormer, Runge-Kutta, ..) as the nonlinear

ODEs system of the satellite motion :

X''(t) = F(t, X(t), X'(t))

with X(t): satellite position velocity vector

For the system (1), are there methods more effective than

traditional methods ?

Do you know effective methods (and free Fortran or C codes)

to solve this problem ? Any references (papers,preprints,

links, ...) would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Jean Claude BERGES

French Space Center ( DTS/MPI/MS/PNC)

18,Av. Edouard Belin

31401 TOULOUSE Cedex 04 - FRANCE

E-mail : Jean-Claude.Berges@cnes.fr

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From: Mark Friedman <friedman@math.uah.edu>

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 19:36:48 -0600

**Subject: Examples of Large PDE Problems in MATLAB **

I am testing a MATLAB code for continuation and bifurcation analysis of

large problems, and I am looking for examples of large problems written

in MATLAB, such as discretized (by any methods) PDEs, including reaction

diffusion and convection problems in 1 - 3 dimensions.

Thank you.

Mark Friedman

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Alabama in Huntsville

friedman@math.uah.edu

http://www.math.uah.edu/friedman

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 14:30:47 -0500

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

DEADLINE APPROACHING

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 (which is the

24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI and the 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).

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From: Kirsten Wilden <wilden@siam.org>

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:50:20 -0500

**Subject: ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms**

Conference Name: ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA04)

Conference Program Chair: Ian Munro, University of Waterloo

Location: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Dates: January 11-13, 2004

The Call for Presentations will be available in May 2003 at

www.siam.org/meetings/da04.

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

meetings@siam.org.

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From: Ed Saff <esaff@math.vanderbilt.edu>

Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 18:20:03 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Conference in Nashville on Advances in Constructive Approximation**

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, will host the international

conference "Advances in Constructive Approximation" during the period

May 14-17, 2003. This conference marks the commencement of

the Special Year in Approximation at Vanderbilt and is

organized by the newly founded Center for Constructive Approximation.

Main speakers include:

John J. Benedetto (Univ. of Maryland, USA)

Len Bos (Univ. of Calgary, Canada)

Kirill Kopotun (Univ. of Manitoba, Canada)

Kenneth McLaughlin (Univ. N. Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)

Gerlind Plonka (Gerhart-Mercator Univ., Germany)

Mihai Putinar (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Vilmos Totik (Univ. South Florida, USA, and Univ. of Szeged, Hungary)

Joseph D. Ward (Texas A & M Univ., College Station, USA)

The conference will also feature special sessions dedicated to

Will Light and Dieter Gaier.

To register for the conference, go to

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~advances/

The deadline to submit an abstract is April 23, 2003.

The organizers (Akram Aldroubi, Doug Hardin, Mike Neamtu, and Ed Saff)

look forward to seeing you there.

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From: Peter Coveney <P.V.Coveney@qmul.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:26:02 +0000

**Subject: Conference in Beirut on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics**

The 12th International Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics:

"From micro to meso to macro"

DSFD2003

will be held from 25-29 August 2003 at the

Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

Full conference details, registration and the call for papers are available

on-line at:

http://www.chem.ucl.ac.uk/ccs/dsfd2003/

Invited speakers include:

D Meyer (San Diego)

B C Eu (McGill)

E Flekkoey (Oslo)

Or-Yang Zhong Can (Beijing)

A Hoekstra (Amsterdam)

I Karlin (ETH-Z=FCrich)

B Boghosian (Boston)

T Inamuro (Kyoto)

G Ciccotti (Rome)

P Coveney (London)

R Golestanian (Zanjan, Iran)

C Tsallis (Rio de Janeiro)

H Rafii-Tabar (Tehran, Iran)

J P Boon (Brussels)

N Ananikyan (Yerevan)

S Succi (Rome)

Z Gevorkian (Yerevan)

P Lallemand (Paris)

J Yeomans (Oxford)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

PETER V COVENEY, Chair (University College London)

MAZEN AL-GHOUL (American University of Beirut)

PIERRE LALLEMAND (ENS, Paris)

EDO BOEK (Schlumberger Cambridge Research)

BRUCE BOGHOSIAN (Tufts University)

JEAN PIERRE BOON (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

A CHAMSEDDINE (American University of Beirut)

BASTIEN CHOPARD (University of Geneva)

SAURO SUCCI (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Rome)

RUIBAO TAO (Fudan University, Shanghai)

J TOUMA (American University of Beirut)

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

J P BOON (Universit'e Libre de Bruxelles)

N BRILLIANTOV (Universitat de Barcelona)

H CHEN (Exa Corporation, Lexington, MA)

S CHEN (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)

B CHOPARD (Universit'e de Geneva)

P V COVENEY (University of London)

D D'HUMIERES (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)

T INAMURO (Kyoto University)

R KAPRAL (University of Toronto)

D R NOBLE (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA)

P SLOOT (University of Amsterdam)

R TAO (Fudan University, Shanghai)

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From: Ya-xiang Yuan <yyx@lsec.cc.ac.cn>

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 23:56:58 +0800

**Subject: Conference in Gui Lin, China on Numerical LA and Optimization**

First Announcement and Call for Papers

International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimizationand

Guilin, October 7-10, 2003

An International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization will

be held at Guilin, China, October 7-10, 2003. It is organized by the Institute

of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Academy of

Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Its sponsors

include Chinese Natural Science Foundation, Chinese Mathematical Society,

Chinese Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics etc.. Invited lectures

on recent advances of numerical optimization and numerical linear algebra

will be given.

List of invited speakers includes (tentative):

M. Fukushima (Kyoto Univ, Japan)

G. Golub (Stanford Univ, USA)

B.S. He (Nanjing Univ. China)

T. Luo (McMaster Univ., Canada)

M.J.D. Powell (Univ of Cambridge, UK)

E.W. Sachs (Univ Trier, Germany)

T. Terkelay (McMaster Univ., Canada)

L.Q. Qi (Hong Kong Polytechnic)

J.Z. Zhang (City Univ, Hong Kong)

S.L. Zhang (Tokyo Univ., Japan)

Limited number of short (about 20 minutes) contributed talks will be accepted

for presentation. Papers on theoretical, computational and practical

aspects of numerical optimization and numerical algebra are welcome.

Prospective participants (except invited speakers) should send their

preregistration giving address (postal and e-mail, if available) and

accommodation preference(single or double room) to the address below by

post or e-mail before April 15 2003. Those who want to contribute 20 minute

talks please sent the title and abstract (Latex file preferred) by e-mail.

Second announcement will be sent in June 15 2003 to those who preregister.

For further information, please contact the following address:

Prof. Ya-xiang Yuan

State Lab. of Scientific and Engineering Computing

Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering

Computing

Chinese Academy of Sciences

P.O. Box 2719, Beijing 100080, China

e-mail: yyx@lsec.cc.ac.cn

Conference website: http://lsec.cc.ac.cn/~yyx/nlao2003.html

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From: Dave Sloan <caas10@maths.strath.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:18:50 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Conference in Edinburgh on Computational Modelling in Medicine**

Computational Modelling in Medicine

17-19 September 2003

Edinburgh, Scotland

Held under the auspices of the International Centre for

Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), and incorporating the twelfth

Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium (SCMS). The

first day of the meeting will follow the usual SCMS format,

and the second and third days will involve a mixture of

invited and contributed talks.

Organisers:

Penny Davies (Strathclyde: penny.davies@strath.ac.uk),

Dugald Duncan (Heriot-Watt: d.b.duncan@ma.hw.ac.uk),

Dave Sloan (Strathclyde: d.sloan@strath.ac.uk).

Steering Committee:

Joe Barbenel (Strathclyde), Sir Alfred Cuschieri (Dundee),

Nick Hill (Glasgow), Oliver Jensen (Nottingham),

Chris Johnson (Utah), Jonathan Sherratt (Heriot-Watt).

Conference themes:

Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation play a

major role in many important medical applications.

The meeting will be organised around the two interlinked

themes of THE VASCULAR AND PULMONARY SYSTEMS and SOFT TISSUE

MECHANICS. The purpose is to bring together people who work

on mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, simulation

and direct medical applications related to these areas,

and to act as a focus to stimulate further research and the

development of even more realistic medical simulations.

Speakers include:

J Barbenel (Strathclyde, UK) A Cuschieri (Dundee, UK)

M Heil (Manchester, UK) N Hill (Glasgow, UK)

J Humphrey (Texas A&M, US) O Jensen (Nottingham, UK)

C Johnson (Utah, US) A Quarteroni (Lausanne, Switz)

S Shaw (Brunel, UK) J A Sherratt (Heriot-Watt, UK)

R T Tranquillo (Minnesota, US)

The meeting is supported by EPSRC.

Arrangements:

The meeting will be take place in Edinburgh, and accommodation will

be arranged by ICMS.

Further information will be available in due course on the SCMS

web page

http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/scms/

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From: Nicola Mastronardi (<nimas@mai.liu.se>

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:07:06 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop in Bari on Numerical Linear Algebra**

School and Workshop on "Numerical Linear Algebra and Its Applications"

September 15-24, 2003, Monopoli, Italy

The XXI School of Computational Mathematics, organized by Istituto per le

Applicazioni del Calcolo "M. Picone", sez. Bari, CNR, Italy, will be held

in the hotel Porto Giardino, Monopoli, Bari, Italy, September 15-20, 2003.

This year, the emphasis of the school is on "Numerical Linear Algebra and

Its Applications". The school is addressed to graduate students, PhD students,

young researchers in different scientific disciplines (Mathematics, Statistics,

Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, ...).

The school consists of 5 short courses taught by:

Gene H. Golub, Stanford University, USA,

Iterative methods for solving linear systems (5 hours)

Lars Elden, University of Linkoping, Sweden,

Linear Algebra in Data Mining, (5 hours)

Dario A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy, and

Marc Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium,

Linear algebra tools for Markov chains, problems and algorithms (8 hours)

Zdenek Strakos, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic,

Krylov subspace methods (5 hours)

Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium,

Linear algebra in computional biosignal processing (5 hours)

During the school, seminars will be given by Michael Ng, Owe Axelsson,

Valeria Simoncini, Luca Gemignani, Stefano Serra-Capizzano, Beatrice Meini,

Daniele Bertaccini.

The week after the school, an international workshop on Numerical Linear

Algebra and Its Applications will take place in the same hotel Porto Giardino,

Monopoli, Bari, Italy,September 22-24, 2003.

Preliminary list of invited speakers:

Owe Axelsson, University of Nijnegen, The Netherlands

Daniele Bertaccini, University of Rome, Italy

Dario A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy

Lars Elden, University of Linkoping, Dept. of Mathematics, Sweden

Luca Gemignani, University of Pisa, Italy

Gene H. Golub, Stanford University, USA

Beatrice Meini, University of Pisa, Italy

Michael Ng, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Stefano Serra-Capizzano, University of Insubria, Italy

Valeria Simoncini, University of Bologna, Italy

Zdenek Strakos, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Marc Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The workshop will consist of invited talks and contributed talks of 25 minutes.

Abstracts must be submitted to:

Nicola Mastronardi

Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "M. Picone", sez. Bari

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Via G. Amendola 122/I

I-70126 Bari Italy

fax: +39 (0)80 5588235

email: n.mastronardi@iac.cnr.it

before April, 30, 2003.

The proceedings of the Workshop will be published in a special issue of

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications. All papers will be refereed,

following the same standard regarding quality requirements as for ordinary

issue papers.

Organizing Committee

Dario A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy

Nicola Mastronardi (Chairman), Istituto per le applicazioni del calcolo

"M. Picone", sez. Bari, CNR, Italy

Marc Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Sabine Van Huffel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

More information on deadlines and registration can be found on the

webpage http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~gianni/Bari/

Yours,

Nicola Mastronardi

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From: Victor Ganzha <ganzha@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:21:14 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Workshop in Passau, Germany on Computer Algebra**

The 6th International Workshop

on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing

CASC 2003

September 20-26, 2003

Passau, Germany

First Announcement and Call for Papers

The methods of Scientific Computing play an important role in research

and engineering applications in the natural and the engineering

sciences. The significance and impact of computer algebra methods and

computer algebra systems for scientific computing has increased

considerably in recent times. Nowadays, such general-purpose computer

algebra systems as Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD and others enable their users

to solve the following three important tasks within a uniform framework:

symbolic manipulation

numerical computation

visualization

The ongoing development of such systems, including their adaptation to

parallel environments, puts them to the forefront in scientific computing

and enables the practical solution of many complex applied problems in the

domains of natural sciences and engineering.

The topics addressed in the workshop cover all the basic areas of

scientific computing provided by application of computer algebra methods

and software:

computer algebra and approximate computations

numerical simulation using computer algebra systems

parallel symbolic-numeric computation

problem-solving environment

symbolic-numeric interface

Internet accessible symbolic and numeric computation

symbolic-numeric methods for differential and differential-algebraic equations

computer algebra based simulations

algebraic methods for nonlinear polynomial equations and inequalities

symbolic and numerical computation in systems engineering and modeling

algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra

computer algebra in industry

solving problems in natural sciences

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers and

engineers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, numerical

analysis, industry, etc. An important goal of the workshop is to bring

together all these specialists for the purpose of fostering progress

on current questions and problems in advanced scientific computing.

Conference and Organizing Committee

Workshop co-chairs

Vladimir Gerdt (Dubna)

Ernst W. Mayr (Munich)

Program committee

Alkiviadis G. Akritas (Volos)

Gerd Baumann (Munich)

Hans-Joachim Bungartz (Stuttgart)

Andreas Dolzmann (Passau)

Victor Edneral (Moscow)

Victor Ganzha (Munich, co-chair)

Simon Gray (Ashland)

Evgenii Grebenikov (Moscow)

Jaime Gutierrez (Santander)

Ilias Kotsireas (Waterloo, Ontario)

Robert Kragler (Weingarten)

Richard Liska (Prag)

Eugenio Roanes-Lozano (Madrid)

Michal Mnuk (Munich)

Francesco Oliveri (Messina)

Werner Seiler (Heidelberg)

Akhmadjon Soleev (Samarkand)

Stanly Steinberg (Albuquerque)

Nikolay Vassiliev (St. Petersburg)

Gilles Villard (Grenoble)

Evgenii Vorozhtsov (Novosibirsk, co-chair)

Andreas Weber (Bonn)

Christoph Zenger (Munich)

Workshop organizing committee

Werner Meixner (Munich, chair)

Annelies Schmidt (secretary)

Local organizing committee

Andreas Dolzmann (Passau)

Thomas Sturm (Passau)

Volker Weispfenning (Passau)

WWW: http://wwwmayr.in.tum.de/CASC2003

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From: Daniela Calvetti <dxc57@henrici.math.cwru.edu>

Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 13:41:37 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Case Western Reserve University**

A position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics

at Case Western Reserve University will be open starting as soon as possible.

The position is part of the newly established interdisciplinary

Center for Modeling Integrated Metabolic functions (MIMS) mission

to develop advanced numerical methods for simulating metabolic functions

in the human body. The research involves areas such as large-scale time

dependent partial differential equations, sensitivity analysis and

parameter estimation.

The candidate is expected to have a PhD in mathematics or applied mathematics

with a strong background in the numerical solution of partial differential

equations. Some experience with C, C++, FORTRAN, or Matlab is expected.

Interested applicants can get further information about the position by

contacting

Daniela Calvetti

dxc57@po.cwru.edu

Applications including an updated CV, list of publications, a statement

of research interests and the names and e-mail addresses of three

references

should be sent to

Daniela Calvetti

Department of Mathematics

Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44122

Applications from women and underrepresented groups are particularly

encouraged.

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From: Philip Aston <p.aston@eim.surrey.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 09:44:42 +0000 (GMT)

**Subject: Research Position at University of Surrey**

RESEARCH PROFESSOR IN THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Applications are invited for a Research Professorship from candidates with

a strong research background in any branch of the mathematical sciences,

but particularly at the interface between mathematics and any of the

following disciplines: genomics, materials science, meteorology,

nuclear physics, probability, quantum science, scientific computation,

life sciences, signal and image processing, statistics, stochastics.

For the first five years of the post the successful candidate will occupy

a Research Chair with light teaching and administrative duties, with a

resumption of the normal duties of a professorial member of staff

thereafter. The Chair will be accompanied by the appointment of a Lecturer.

Applied mathematics and Statistics at Surrey were both

awarded a 5A rating in the 2001 RAE. Areas of research strength include

dynamical systems, symmetry and patterns, geometric

mechanics, mathematical biology and physiology, health statistics,

Bayesian analysis, and statistical aspects of dynamical systems,

with applications in physics, fluid mechanics, medicine, biology,

and engineering. Information about

current research activity in the department can be found at the

website http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk.

The Post is available from 1st September 2003 or such other date as may be

agreed. The appointment will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances

of the University, and the salary is on the

Professorial Scale according to qualifications and experience.

Informal academic enquiries are welcome and may be made to

Professor B L Weiss, B.Weiss@surrey.ac.uk, +44-(0)1483-689128

Professor T J Bridges, T.Bridges@surrey.ac.uk, +44-(0)1483-689642

For an application pack, please contact Mrs Linda Allen, Personnel

Department, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH,

telephone 01483 689279 or email L.Allen@surrey.ac.uk quoting

Reference 3706.

The closing date for applications is 14 March 2003.

Electronic application documents may be downloaded by following the

link to ``Employment Opportunities'' on http://www.surrey.ac.uk.

The University is Committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy

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From: Istvan Maros <i.maros@ic.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 16:48:07 -0000

**Subject: Lectureship Position at Imperial College, London**

If there is anybody in your academic neighbourhood that is remotely

interested in a job at Imperial College, London, please forward this to

them.

Lectureship in Computational Operations Research/Computational Finance

Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK

Applications are invited from researchers with a good computational

background and some research record.

The details are given in the following. Those interested should also

feel free to contact Istvan Maros (im@doc.ic.ac.uk) or Berc Rustem

(br@doc.ic.ac.uk).

http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/situation.html

http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/LectureshipFurtherparticulars2003.pdf

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From: Frank Knoben <frank@igpm.rwth-aachen.de>

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:43:47 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at RWTH Aachen**

Position at RWTH Aachen:

At the IGPM (Institut fuer Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik) we are

currently developing the new multidimensional flow solver QUADFLOW.

This is part of the interdisciplinary collaborative research center

SFB401 "Flow Modulation and Fluid-Structure-Interaction" funded by

the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

In this project we can offer a full PhD/Postdoc position which

can be filled immediately. The salary is according to BAT IIa. The

appointment covers a period of 3 years but can be extended for

additional 3 years, provided that DFG will continue funding the project.

The main task will be to parallelize the QUADFLOW solver using the

Message Passinge Interface (MPI) and to run it on PC clusters as well as

on the Sun Fire SMP-Cluster of the Scientific Computing Center of the

RWTH Aachen.

We are looking for candidates with good skills in C++ and MPI. Some

background in numerical analysis and computational fluid dynamics would

be helpful.

Applications should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen

Institut fuer Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik

RWTH Aachen

Templergraben 55,

52056 Aachen,

Germany

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From: Zidong Wang <Zidong.Wang@brunel.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:20:38 -0000

**Subject: PhD Studentship at Brunel University**

PhD studentship in Intelligent Signal Processing

Intelligent Data Analysis Group

Department of Information Systems and Computing

Brunel University, U.K.

The primary purpose of this university-funded project is to develop novel

signal processing (in particular, filtering) techniques, and apply them in

microarray data analysis. Applicants must have (or hope to get) a First or

Upper Second Class Degree or Masters Degree (preferred) in the areas of

electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics or computer science.

Practical knowledge about one or more of the following areas would clearly be

an advantage: control and filtering theory, neural network, evolutionary

algorithm, numerical computation as well as stochastic analysis. The successful

candidate will join the Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) research group.

This is a three-year, fully funded PhD post (suitable for any UK/EU citizen).

The studentship will be funded at the normal rate (full home student fees +

10,840 Pounds per year living expenses), with the opportunity of undertaking

additional paid undergraduate teaching. Overseas students will have the

annual income around 4,000 Pounds, after paying the overseas fee. The start

date is as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Dr. Zidong Wang either

by e-mail (Zidong.Wang@brunel.ac.uk) or phone (01895-274000x3942).

Application Details

Please send two copies of your CV and covering letter giving the names of

two academic referees, before the March 31 of 2003 to:

Dr. Zidong Wang

Department of Information Systems and Computing

Brunel University

Uxbridge, Middlesex

UB8 3PH, U.K.

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From: Oleg Burdakov <olbur@mai.liu.se>

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 12:23:18 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 17, Number 6 (December, 2002)

Special 10th anniversary issue: Part II

Y. Q. Bai, C. Roos and M. El Ghami

A primal-dual interior-point method for linear optimization

based on a new proximity function

985-1008

Michael C. Ferris and Meta M. Voelker

Slice models in general purpose modeling systems: An application to DEA

1009-1032

Paola Festa, Panos Pardalos, Mauricio Resende, and Celso Ribeiro

Randomized heuristics for the MAX-CUT problem

1033-1058

G. Ghiani, F.Guerriero, L. Grandinetti and R. Musmanno

A Lagrangean heuristic for the plant location problem with multiple

facilities in the same site

1059-1076

J. Peng and T. Terlaky

A dynamic large-update primal-dual interior-point method

for linear optimization

1077-1104

Jos F. Sturm

Implementation of interior point methods for mixed semidefinite

and second order cone optimization problems

1105-1154

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

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/OMS.contents

Online sample copy and Instructions for authors :

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10556788.html

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