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From: G. W. Stewart <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 14:31:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Matran, A Fortran 95 Matrix Wrapper
I would like to announce the availability of Matran (pronounced
MAY-tran), a Fortran 95 wrapper that implements matrix operations and
computes matrix decompositions using Lapack and the Blas. Although
Matran is not based on a formally defined matrix language, it provides
the flavor and convenience of coding in matrix oriented systems like
Matlab, Octave, etc. By using routines from Lapack and the Blas,
Matran allows the user to obtain the computational benefits of these
packages with minimal fuss and bother.
Matran has the following features.
1. Matran supports computation with general, diagonal, triangular,
Hermitian, and positive definite matrices. Empty matrices are
2. Matran uses overloaded and defined operators to implement
the common matrix operations, including manipulations with
partitioned matrices. In addition, Matran provides functions
and constructors for norms, random matrices, etc.
3. Matran supports the following matrix decompositions: Pivoted
LU, Cholesky, QR, pivoted QR, spectral, SVD, real Schur,
4. Matran allocates memory automatically, attempting to reuse
memory whenever possible. It provides a systematic way for
deallocating memory when it must be done by the programmer.
5. Matran is an open package. It is easy to add new capabilities.
Further information about Matran may be found at
or via my home page
From: Apostolos Hadjidimos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 13:52:04 +0300
Subject: Change of Address for Apostolos Hadjidimos
Dear friends and colleagues:
Having returned to the University of Crete I would
like to let you know that my old/new coordinates are
Department of Mathematics
University of Crete
GR-714 09 Heraklion
phones : +30-2810-393871 (direct)
fax : +30-2810-393881
E-mail : email@example.com
www page: http//www.math.uoc.gr/~hadjidim.html
From: Joanna Littleton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 16:42:59 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations, The Theodore von Karman Prize
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
THE THEODORE von KARMAN PRIZE
SIAM will present the Theodore von Karman Prize at the SIAM Annual Meeting
scheduled for July 12-16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.
The award will be given for a notable application of mathematics to mechanics
and/or the engineering sciences made during the five to ten years preceding
the award. The award may be given either for a single notable achievement or
for a collection of such achievements.
-Description of Award-
The award consists of a hand-calligraphed certificate and a $1,000 cash prize.
Expenses for the winner to attend the annual meeting to receive the award will
be borne by SIAM.
Further information about the award, including past winners, may be found at
A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s) should be
sent by January 30, 2004, to:
Von Karman Prize Selection Committee
c/o Joanna Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303
The selection committee consists of J. Tinsley Oden (University of Texas at
Austin), Richard D. James (University of Minnesota), Thomas R. J. Hughes
(University of Texas at Austin).
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:02:07 +0300
Subject: Report from Conference in Greece on Computational Methods
The International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and
Engineering 2003 (ICCMSE 2003) took place in Kastoria, Greece with great
success between 12 and 16 September 2003.
More than 140 colleagues, mainly from abroad, participated in ICCMSE
2003. The main sessions were on Computational Mathematics, Computational
Chemistry, Computational Physics, Computational Engineering,
Computational Medicine, Computational Biology, Computational Finance etc.
During the Conference the Chair of ICCMSE 2003 (Dr. T.E. Simos)
granted the 3 prizes of ICCMSE 2003.
The prize on Computational Physics was given to Professor Dr. Dzevad
Belkic (Nobel research grantee in Physics).
The prize on Computational Mathematics was given to Professor Dr. John
Butcher (Elected Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand).
The prize for Young Scientist (with age lower than 40 years) was given
to Dr. J. Vigo-Aguiar.
We want to congratulate again the winners of the prizes.
We want also to thank the participants of ICCMSE 2003.
Soon, we will give informations about ICCMSE 2004.
From: Daniel Lesnic <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 15:36:20 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Workshop at Leeds on Inverse Problems
An Inverse Problems Workshop will be held in
the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds on
3rd November 2003.
Programme of talks:
14.05 - 14.55 S. Chandler-Wilde (University of Reading) - "Time domain
inverse scattering by rough surfaces".
15.05 - 15.55 S. Arridge (University College London) - "Inverse problems
in optical tomography".
16.00 - 16.15 Tea Break
16.20 - 16.55 A.S. Blagovestchenskii (St.Petersburg, Russia) - "Solutions
to the wave equation with sources at infinity".
If you have any enquiries please contact:
tel: 0113-3435181, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
tel: 0113-3435121, e-mail: email@example.com
From: Anil Hirani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 06:52:21 -0700
Subject: Workshop at Caltech on Discrete Geometry for Mechanics
We are organizing a workshop at Caltech on Discrete Geometry for
Mechanics. The dates are October 3-4, 2003.
This small workshop brings together mathematicians, computer scientists
and computational mechanics researchers to discuss discrete geometry
for mechanics. Speakers include Marino Arroyo (Caltech), Alain Bossavit
(CNRS), Mathieu Desbrun (USC), Robin Forman (Rice), Jenny Harrison
(Berkeley), Jerry Marsden (Caltech),
Peter Schroeder (Caltech), Yuri Suris (Berlin) and Alan Weinstein
This workshop will be of special interest to those numerical analysts
who have been following the recent exciting progress in discrete
mechanics (like variational integrators).
Discrete geometry for mechanics is another part of the puzzle of how
geometry might be used in computational mechanics.
Sorry that this announcement may be a bit late for non-locals but
researchers in California might still be able to make it. Registratrion
See the workshop website available from
http://www.cimms.caltech.edu/workshops.html for more details.
Caltech, Control and Dynamical Systems
From: Vecpar's Owner <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:33:24 +0100
Subject: Meeting in Valencia on High Performance Computing
6th International Meeting on
High Performance Computing for Computational Science
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,
June 28-30, 2004
SUMMARY, IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2003
Proposals for tutorials due: October 31, 2003
Author's notification: January 9, 2004
Tutorials: June 27, 2004
VECPAR'2004 web site: http://vecpar.fe.up.pt/2004/
* Grid Technology to Biomedical Applications
Vincent Breton (CNRS/IN2P3, LPC Clermont, France)
Fabrizio Gagliardi (CERN School of Computing, Switzerland)
* Parallel Simulation of Multicomponent Systems
Michael T. Heath (Computational Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
* Large Scale Simulations
Tetsuya Sato (Earth Simulator Center in Yokohama, Japan)
* Flexible bodies interacting with flowing fluids (Bio-fluid dynamics)
Michael Shelley (The Courant Institute, New York University, USA)
* Data management in large scale P2P systems
Patrick Valduriez (INRIA, IRIN, France)
TOPICS OF INTEREST
* Cluster and Grid Computing
* Computing in Biosciences
* Concurrent Engineering
* Data Processing
* Educational Issues in Computational Science and Engineering
* Large Scale Simulations in all areas of Engineering and
Science (e.g., Computational fluid dynamics, Crash and
* Numerical Methods (PDE, linear and non-linear algebra, etc.)
* Parallel and Distributed Computing
* Problem Solving Environments
* Scientific Visualization
From: Bart De Schutter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 15:53:45 +0200
Subject: PhD Positions at Delft University of Technology
4 PhD positions at Delft University of Technology
The newly formed Delft Center for Systems of Control of Delft University
of Technology in The Netherlands has vacancies for PhD positions
on the following topics:
* Multi-agent control for traffic networks
This project aims at developing an innovative control theory
specifically suited to the coordinated anticipatory control of
heterogeneous traffic flows in urban and motorway traffic networks
using a combination of techniques from distributed and hierarchical
control, supervisory control, model-based control, hybrid systems
control, and multi-agent control.
* Learning control of mechatronic systems
The goal of this project is to develop iterative learning control
policies for dynamic positioning of complex mechatronic systems.
The challenge is to develop a new identification for model based
learning control methodology that takes into account identification of
the dominant non-linear dynamics of the mechatronic device under
analysis. The overall goal is to improve the convergence
speed of iterative learning controllers.
* Identification and control of LPV systems using orthonormal basis functions
This project aims at the development and application of a new generation of
tools for identification (experimental modeling) and control of nonlinear
and/or nonstationary processes, with the goal to bridge the obvious gap
between modeling and control requirements by the creation of relatively
simple models, that are both accurate in the representation of the all-over
system behavior, and suited for control design. One of the approaches
taken will consist of interpolation of locally linear models.
* Model reduction algorithms for nonlinear dynamical systems
Currently, model order reduction of nonlinear systems is mainly done on
an ad hoc basis, often based on operator knowledge and intuition about
the system. A balancing method for smooth nonlinear systems that recently
has been developed offers a structured basis for performing model order
reduction on nonlinear state-space systems from an input-output view point.
This project aims at structured and computationally efficient algorithms
and tools so that nonlinear model reduction based on balancing becomes a
useful tool for dealing with classes of complex nonlinear systems.
For more information on these positions and how to apply, see
From: SibJNM <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 09:33:45 +0600
Subject: Contents, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
Volume 6, No. 4, 2003
For information to contributors and about subscriptions
Forty years in the Computer center
(in Russian), pp.313-321
Dymnikov V.P., Volodin E.M., Galin V.Ya., Glazunov A.V., Gritsoun A.S.,
Dianskii N.A., Lykosov V.N.
Climate and climate change: mathematical theory and numerical modeling
(in Russian), pp.347-379
Geometrical fundamentals of seismic imaging: realization of contact
(in English), pp.323-345
On the numerical solution of direct and inverse problems of
(in Russian), pp.381-394
Statistical modelling in stochastic problems of the atmosphere and ocean
(in Russian), pp.395-410
Models of a medium and problems of geophysical data interpretation
(in Russian), pp.411-413
Simulation of seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous media
(in English), pp.415-429
On one approach to an inverse problem solution for a hyperbolic equation
(in Russian), pp.431-439
From: ScienceDirect <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 07:53:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis Volume 44, Issues 1-2,
Pages 1-429 (28 October 2003)
Special Issue in Honour of Stan Azen: a Birthday Celebration
Edited by J.C. Niland, A.A. Afifi and E.J. Kontoghiorghes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Special Issue in Honour of Stan Azen: a Birthday Celebration, Pages 1-2
Joyce C. Niland, Abdelmonem A. Afifi and Erricos John Kontoghiorghes
A comparative study of algorithms for solving seemingly unrelated regressions
models, Pages 3-35
Paolo Foschi, David A. Belsley and Erricos J. Kontoghiorghes
Recursive estimation in econometrics, Pages 37-75
D. S. G. Pollock
BLUP in the nested panel regression model with serially correlated errors,
Myoungshic Jhun, Seuck Heun Song and Byoung Cheol Jung
Eight test statistics for multilevel structural equation models, Pages 89-107
Ke-Hai Yuan and Peter M. Bentler
Testing and dating of structural changes in practice, Pages 109-123
Achim Zeileis, Christian Kleiber, Walter Kramer and Kurt Hornik
Maximum likelihood estimation and model comparison of nonlinear structural
equation models with continuous and polytomous variables, Pages 125-142
Sik-Yum Lee and Xin-Yuan Song
Local influence in principal component analysis: relationship between the
local influence and influence function approaches revisited, Pages 143-160
Yutaka Tanaka, Fanghong Zhang and Yuichi Mori
Curves discrimination: a nonparametric functional approach, Pages 161-173
F.Ferraty and P. Vieu
Bayesian method for learning graphical models with incompletely categorical
data, Pages 175-192
Zhi Geng, Yang-Bo He, Xue-Li Wang and Qiang Zhao
Testing for outliers from a mixture distribution when some data are missing,
Wayne A. Woodward and Stephan R. Sain
A measure of association for complex data, Pages 211-222
Seung-Chun Lee and Moon Yul Huh
Inferences based on multiple skipped correlations, Pages 223-236
Rand R. Wilcox
A monitoring display of multivariate outliers, Pages 237-252
H. Caussinus, M. Fekri, S. Hakam and A. Ruiz-Gazen
Pseudo R-squared measures for Poisson regression models with over- or
underdispersion, Pages 253-271
Harald Heinzl and Martina Mittlbock
Implementing the Bianco and Yohai estimator for logistic regression,
Christophe Croux and Gentiane Haesbroeck
General balance, large data sets and extensions to unbalanced treatment
structures, Pages 297-304
Roger W. Payne
Density estimator for strip transects when animals show directional movement
and observation speed is slow, Pages 305-312
Verena M. Trenkel
Transformations, background estimation, and process effects in the statistical
analysis of microarrays, Pages 313-338
Karen Kafadar and Tzulip Phang
Quest for a sensible null distribution in longitudinal microarray experiments,
Johannes Husing, Irina Gana Dresen and Karl-Heinz Jockel
Robust estimation under progressive censoring, Pages 349-376
Indrani Basak and N. Balakrishnan
A parallel algorithm for semi-infinite programming, Pages 377-390
S. akovi, B. Rustem and S. P. Asprey
Analysis of EEG data using optimization, statistics, and dynamical system
techniques, Pages 391-408
Panos M. Pardalos, Vitaliy Yatsenko, J. Chris Sackellares, Deng-Shan Shiau,
Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse and Leonidas D. Iasemidis
Web-based statistical system by using the DLL, Pages 409-418
Chooichiro Asano and Akinobu Takeuchi
Configural frequency analysis and association analyses in contingency tables,
N. Victor and M. Kieser
From: Chi-Wang Shu <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:38:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing
Journal of Scientific Computing
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers
(Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded since 2003)
Volume 20, Number 1, February 2004
Spectral Versus Pseudospectral Solutions of the Wave Equation
by Waveform Relaxation Methods
Z. Jackiewicz, B. D. Welfert and B. Zubik-Kowal, pp.1-28.
On Coordinate Transformations for Summation-by-Parts Operators
M. Svard, pp.29-42.
Simulation Study of Aspects of the Classical Hydrogen Atom
Interacting with Electromagnetic Radiation: Circular Orbits
D. C. Cole and Y. Zou, pp.43-68.
A Numerical Study on Large-Time Asymptotics of the
J. A. Carrillo and T. Goudon, pp.69-113.
A Numerical Modeling of Rayleigh-Marangoni Steady Convection
in a Non-Uniform Differentially Heated 3D Cavity
E. Bucchignani and D. Mansutti, pp.115-136.
Spectral (Finite) Volume Method for Conservation Laws on
Unstructured Grids III: One Dimensional Systems and Partition
Z.J. Wang and Y. Liu, pp.137-157.
From: Oleg Burdakov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 18:28:16 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software
Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 18, Number 5 (October 2003)
John E. Mitchell
Polynomial interior point cutting plane methods
Sunyoung Kim, Masakazu Kojima and Makoto Yamashita
Second order cone programming relaxation of a positive
Yair Censor and Eli Tom
Convergence of string-averaging projection schemes for
inconsistent convex feasibility problems
On conjugate gradient algorithms as objects of scientific study
A mixed and superlinearly convergent algorithm for
William La Cruz and Marcos Raydan
Nonmonotone spectral methods for large-scale nonlinear systems
T. Larsson, M. Patriksson and C. Rydergren
Inverse nonlinear multicommodity flow optimization by column generation
Francois Courty, Alain Dervieux, Bruno Koobus and Laurent Hascoet
Reverse automatic differentiation for optimum design:
from adjoint state assembly to gradient computation
End of NA Digest