NA Digest Saturday, January 24, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 04

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From: Shivkumar Chandrasekaran <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 11:52:49 -0800
Subject: CamlFloat, an OCaml Interface to LAPACK and BLAS

We are glad to announce the first release of CamlFloat, a highly
stylized OCaml interface to Lapack and Blas. It can be used either
interactively (like Matlab) or as a library in your own programs. It
comes with a tutorial and plenty of documentation.

OCaml ( is a functional, imperative,
object-oriented, strict, static type-inferring language in the ML
family :-). It compiles both to byte-code and native code on almost
all modern processors and operating systems.

CamlFloat tries to create a Matlab-like environment in OCaml without
any attendant loss of speed or memory efficiency. And of course with
full access to all the power of OCaml.

The library has been used extensively to code, test and time our own
research algorithms. So it is battle-hardened to some extent. User
feedback is welcome.

The package can be obtained from


Shivkumar Chandrasekaran
Bill Lyons


From: Dong Hoon Van Uytsel <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 16:40:24 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Optimal Permutation and Linear Transformation


As a researcher in speech recognition, I want to investigate to which
extent a given Gaussian mixture density over R^m can be approximated
with a linear transformation of another given Gaussian mixture density
with the same number of components. In a first step, I would consider
the position of the component mean vectors only.

Perhaps the question could be formulated and solved with linear algebra,
but unfortunately I am not sufficiently familiar with it. Here is an
attempt (using sum of squared Euclidean distances):

(P*,Q*,T*) = arg min trace((P(AQ+T))B'),


A = (a[1]' ... a[n]'), matrix composed of component means of density 1
B = (b[1]' ... b[n]'), matrix composed of component means of density 2
P = n x n permutation matrix
Q = n x n linear transformation matrix
T = n x m translation matrix.

Does anybody know of published methods to tackle the proposed
formulation? Any other hints are very welcome.

Best regards,
Dong Hoon Van Uytsel


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 21:07:04 -0500
Subject: SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Book Series

I wish to announce the new SIAM book series on Computational Science
and Engineering. This series addresses the needs of the CS&E community
for monographs and textbooks at the interface of science and
engineering problems, mathematical modeling and analysis, scientific
computing, and computer science. More information is included in the
Call for Manuscripts, which can be found as a link from the series'
web page at The Editorial Board

Kim Baldridge San Diego State University and
University of Zurich
Lori Freitag Diachin Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Charbel Farhat University of Colorado-Boulder
Omar Ghattas Carnegie Mellon University (Editor-in-Chief)
James Glimm SUNY-Stony Brook
Teresa Head-Gordon University of California-Berkeley and
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Rolf Jeltsch ETH-Zurich
Chris Johnson University of Utah
Laxmikant Kale University of Illinois
David Keyes Columbia University (Associate Editor)
Jelena Kovacevic Carnegie Mellon University
Habib Najm Sandia National Laboratory
Alan Needleman Brown University
Alex Pothen Old Dominion University
Mary Wheeler University of Texas-Austin

Please feel free to contact me ( or SIAM Book
Operations Manager Alexa Epstein ( if you would like
to discuss a book project.

I would also like to announce a scientific visualization contest in
conjunction with the series launch. An image will be chosen from those
submitted that we feel best exemplifies computational science and
engineering. Please submit your image in jpeg or gif form as an email
attachment to the address (or provide a web
link). In the body of the email, include a short paragraph (plain
text, please) describing the significance of the image. The winner
will receive two free SIAM books, and the winning image will be used
in some promotional material for the series (the source will be
credited in any such use). The deadline for submitting images is
February 16, 2004. Please let your colleagues/students know about this
competition. Thanks and good luck.

Omar Ghattas, Editor-in-Chief
Carnegie Mellon University


From: Darrell Ross <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:50:39 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference in Houston on Partial Differential Equations

SIAM Conference on Partial Differential Equations
December 6-8, 2004
Houston at Post Oak Doubletree Hotel
Houston, Texas

The SIAM Conference on Partial Differential Equations is now accepting

This is the first conference organized by the recently formed SIAM
Activities Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations. There will
be nine, one hour, plenary lectures, as well as minisymposia and
contributed talks.

All researchers in Partial Differential Equations are encouraged to
participate, especially those whose interests lie at the intersection of
Analysis and Applications. Younger researchers are especially welcome to
participate. Limited funding is available for graduate students and recent

The Call for Presentations for this conference is now available at:

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 14:20:07 -0500
Subject: Nominations W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize


SIAM will present the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at the SIAM Annual Meeting
scheduled to be held July 12-16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.

The award will be given for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly
defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The prize may be
given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such
achievements. Committee Chair John Burns wishes to stress the breadth of the
eligible fields. He welcomes nominations in all areas of differential equations
(ODEs, PDEs, etc.), both analytical and numerical, as well as in control theory.


The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the
general guidelines of the prize description above.

Description of Award

The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize. Travel expenses
to the award ceremony will be provided by SIAM. The winner is requested to present
a lecture as part of the award ceremony.


A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s), should be sent
to the address below. Nominations must be received in the SIAM office by
January 30, 2004.

Professor John A. Burns
Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee
c/o Joanna Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are John A. Burns (Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University), Chair; H. Thomas Banks (North Carolina State
University); Max Gunzburger (Florida State University); James P. Keener
(University of Utah); Alan J. Laub (University of California, Davis).


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 15:08:17 -0500
Subject: Nominations 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.
Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be provided by SIAM. The winner is
requested to present a lecture as part of the award ceremony.


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
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

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).


From: Ben Leimkuhler <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 20:10:30 +0000
Subject: Conference in Leicester on Algorithms for Macromolecular Modelling

Preliminary Announcement of Meeting
Algorithms for Macromolecular Modelling IV
August 18-21, 2004
Leicester, UK

Preliminary Announcement

Meeting Themes:
* algorithms for force evaluation, integration, and sampling;
* methods for structure prediction and conformation dynamics;
* Determination of reaction paths and free energy profiles;
* modeling of force fields and implicit solvents
* multiscale techniques for quantum-classical and classical-elastic models.

Following on the earlier meetings in this series (Kansas 1994, Berlin
1997, New York 2000), AM^3 returns to Europe in 2004. The speaker list
is being finalized and will include leading researchers drawn from the
biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and
molecular biology communities. This meeting is a cooperative activity
of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

There is the possibility of limited travel support for junior
researchers from the U.S. For full consideration contact R. Skeel
( or T. Schlick ( by February 18th.
Members of underrepresented groups and persons with disabilities are
particularly encouraged to apply.

International Organizing Committee:
Chris Chipot (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Nancy)
Peter Deuflhard (Konrad Zuse Center, Berlin)
Ron Elber (Cornell University)
Ben Leimkuhler (Univerity of Leicester) [Chair]
Alan Mark (University of Groningen)
Sebastian Reich (Imperial College)
Tamar Schlick (New York University)
Robert Skeel (University of Illinois) [SIAM Representative].

Further Info:
Further information regarding this meeting (including preliminary
speaker list) is available on the conference website
For specific enquiries, contact us at


From: Marek Ivo <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 16:37:52 +0100
Subject: Conference in Prague Honoring Owe Axelsson

Announcement of the conference IMET 2004

dedicated to the jubilee of Prof. Owe Axelsson.

IMET 2004 will be held in May 25-28 in Prague.

More information can be found on the conference web page
or via e-mail address:

March 15, 2004 Registration
March 30, 2004 Second announcement
April 15, 2004 Payment
April 30, 2004 Extended abstracts

Organized by
Czech Technical University in Prague,
Institute of Geonics AS CR, Ostrava,
Institute of Computer Sciences AS CR, Prague,
Mathematical Institute AS CR, Prague,
Charles University, Prague

Organizing committee:
Ivo Marek (coordinator), Radim Blaheta, Zdenek Dostal,
Miloslav Feistauer, Jiri Nedoma, Maya Neytcheva,
Karel Segeth, Zdenek Strakos

Welcome to Prague. On behalf of the organizers,
Ivo Marek


From: Xiaolin Li <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 17:30:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Conference at Stony Brook Honoring James Glimm

First announcement for
Conference on Analysis, Modeling and Computation of PDE
and Multiphase Flow
Stony Brook University, August 3-5, 2004
In honor of James Glimm's 70th Birthday

This conference will be held at the SUNY Stony Brook campus and will bring
scientists and mathematicians in the interdisciplinary field of PDE and
multiphase flow. The theme of the conference include analysis, modeling
and computation of hyperbolic and elliptic PDE and application to the
multiphase flow problem. The invited speakers include senior as well as
young and active researchers for a communication of their new discoveries.
We hold this academic convention in celebration of James Glimm's 70th
birthday and for his contribution to the field.

Invited speakers include:

Peter Lax (NYU)
Constantine Dafermos (Brown University, confirmed)
Joel Smoller (University of Michigan, confirmed)
Mary Wheeler (University of Texas Austin, confirmed)
Tai-Ping Liu (Stanford University, confirmed)
Alexander Chorin (UC Berkeley)
Barbara Keyfitz (University of Houston, confirmed)
David Keyes (Columbia University, confirmed)
David Brown (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, confirmed)
Gretar Tryggvason (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, confirmed)
Chiwang Shu (Brown University, confirmed)
Gui-Qiang Chen (Northwestern University, confirmed)
James Sethian (UC Berkeley)
Suncica Canic (University of Houston, confirmed)
Dan Marchesin (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Brazil, confirmed)
Carl Gardner (Arizona State University, confirmed)
John W. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory, confirmed)
Kevin Zumbrun (Indiana University, confirmed)
Richard Holmes (Los Alamos National Laboratory, confirmed)
Robin Young (University of Massachusetts, confirmed)
Snezha Abarzhi (Stanford University, confirmed)
Yingjie Liu (Georgia Tech, confirmed)
Yanni Zeng (University of Alabama Brimingham, confirmed)
Marc Laforest (Colorado State University, confirmed)
Roman Samulyak (Brookhaven National Laboratory, confirmed)
Fred Furtado (University of Wyoming, confirmed)
JeeYeon N. Plohr (Los Alamos National Laboratory, confirmed)
Cindy Zoldi (Los Alamos National Laboratory, confirmed)

Organizing Committee:

Co-Chair: Xiaolin Li (SUNY at Stony Brook)
Co-Chair: Gretar Tryggvason (WPI)
John Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Conference secretaries:

Pamela Wolfskill (SUNY at Stony Brook)
Yan Yu (SUNY at Stony Brook)

Scientific Committee:

Gretar Tryggvason (WPI)
Xiaolin Li (SUNY at Stony Brook)
John W. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
David H. Sharp (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
David Keyes (Columbia University)
Gui-Qiang Chen (Northwestern University)

Papers are invited for 20 minutes contributed talk or poster
presentation. Please send title and abstract to the following email

Please refer to the webpage:

for detailed information of the conference.


From: Bette Byrne <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 15:32:00 +0000
Subject: Conference at Oxford on Computational Fluid Dynamics

in association with ERCOFTAC

29 MARCH - 1 APRIL 2004

This is the eighth international conference on CFD organised by the ICFD
(Institute for Computational Fluid Dynamics), a joint research organisation at
the Universities of Oxford and Reading. This Conference is organised jointly by
the ICFD and ERCOFTAC (the European Research Community On Flow, Turbulence And
Combustion). The aim of the conference, as in previous years, is to bring together
mathematicians, engineers and other scientists in the field of computational fluid
dynamics to review recent advances in mathematical and computational techniques
for modelling fluid flows.

Invited Speakers:

Remi Abgrall (Bordeaux) Jerry Brackbill (Los Alamos)
Tom Hou (CALTECH) Tony Hutton (QinetiQ Ltd)
Roland Keunings (CESAME, Louvain) Mike King (BP)
Anthony Patera (MIT) Piotr Smolarkiewicz (NCAR Boulder)
John Trangenstein (Duke) Alessandro Veneziani (Milan)
Andy Wathen (Oxford)

Particular applications include high-speed flows, turbulence modelling and
biological flows. Techniques discussed will include particle methods, adjoint
methods, residual distribution schemes, multiscale modelling, adaptivity and
algebraic techniques. In addition to invited lectures the programme will include
forty contributed talks of twenty minutes and a substantial poster session. There
will be no parallel sessions.

The Bill Morton Prize
A feature of the meeting will be the fourth award of The Bill Morton Prize for
a paper on CFD by a young research worker. The Prize paper, chosen from eligible
contributed papers submitted for the Conference, will be presented by the author
at a special session of the Conference.


ERCOFTAC members are entitled to a 10% discount on registration fees.
In association with ERCOFTAC, the ICFD is able to offer a number of scholarships
for attendance at the 2004 Conference by PhD students. These will be awarded on a
first come, first served basis. If you are interested in further information on the
scholarships please email Bette Byrne, the Conference Secretary on


Enquiries should be addressed to:

Mrs B Byrne
Institute for Computational Fluid Dynamics
Wolfson Building, Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3QD, UK.
Phone: 44-(0)1865-273883
Fax: 44-(0)1865-273839


From: Raphael Hauser <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 19:15:22 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Conference in Spain on Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Santander, 30 June - 9 July 2005

The conference, organised by the Society for the Foundations
of Computational Mathematics, is the fifth in a sequence that
commenced with the FoCM meetings in Park City, Rio de Janeiro,
Oxford and Minneapolis. The format of the conference will be
similar: plenary invited lectures in the mornings and theme-centred
three-day-long parallel workshops in the afternoons. The choice of
speakers in the workshops is the responsibility of the workshop
organisers. On past experience, many (but by no means all) workshop
speakers were invited. However, if you wish to present a high-quality
talk, there is no need to wait for an invitation: you may approach
directly the relevant workshop organisers; their e-mail addresses
are posted on the webpages.


Douglas Arnold (IMA & University of Minnesota)
James Demmel (UC Berkeley)
Michael Griebel (University of Bonn)
Ernst Hairer (University of Geneva)
Hendrik Lenstra (University of Leiden)
Adrian Lewis (Simon Fraser University)
Stephane Mallat (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
Elizabeth Mansfield (University of Kent)
Robert Meyerhoff (Boston College)
Konstantin Mischaikow (Georgia Tech)
Luis Miguel Pardo (Universidad Cantabria)
Ian Sloan (University of New South Wales)
Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley)
Endre Suli (University of Oxford)
Eva Tardos (Cornell University)
Vladimir Temlyakov (University of South Carolina)
Shang-Hua Teng (Boston University)
Enrique Zuazua (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)


Organisers: Christoph Schwab & Eitan Tadmor
Organisers: Begona Cano, Debra Lewis & Brynjulf Owren
Organisers: Leszek Plaskota & Ian Sloan
Organisers: Steve Smale, David McAllester, Tomaso Poggio
& Gabor Lugosi
Organisers: Raphael Hauser, Jim Renegar & Philippe Toint
Organisers: Mourad Ismail & Ed Saff
Organisers: Martin Buhmann & Juan Manuel Pena
Organisers: Teresa Krick & Andrei Gabrielov
Organisers: Henri Cohen & TBA
Organisers: Wolfgang Dahmen, Bob Russell & Endre Suli
Organisers: Lothar Reichel & Steve Vavasis
Organisers: Avrim Blum & Allan Borodin
Organisers: Peter Buergisser & Gregorio Malajovich
Organisers: Jean-Pierre Ramis, Carles Simo & Warwick Tucker
Organisers: Larry Schumaker & TBA
Organisers: Albert Cohen & Guillermo Sapiro
Organisers: Brad Baxter & Thomas Muller-Gronbach
Organisers: Elizabeth Mansfield, Peter Olver & Mike Singer
Organisers: Rich Schwartz & Abigail Thompson
Organisers: Eduardo Casas, Uwe Helmke, Jean-Pierre Raymond,
& Enrique Zuazua


From: Joab Winkler <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 08:09:01 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Workshop in Sheffield on Machine Larning

Preliminary announcement
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Septemeber 7-10, 2004

The Machine Learning Research Group in The Department of Computer
Science at The University of Sheffield is organising a workshop on
deterministic and statistical methods in machine learning, with a
strong emphasis on mathematical and numerical methods.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Chris Bishop (Microsoft Research, UK)
Andrew Blake (Microsoft Research, UK)
Herve Bourlard (IDIAP, Switzerland)
Andrzej Cichocki (RIKEN, Japan)
Michael Elad (Stanford, USA)
Jerry Eriksson (Umea, Sweden)
Zoubin Ghahramani (University College London, UK)
Gene Golub (Stanford, USA)
Josef Kittler (Surrey University, UK)
David Lowe (Aston University, UK)
David Mackay (Cambridge University, UK)
Ian Nabney (Aston University, UK)
Manfred Opper (Southhampton University, UK)
John Platt (Microsoft Research, USA)
Stephen Roberts (Oxford University, UK)
Bernard Schoelkopf (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
Michael Tipping (Microsoft Research, UK)
Chris Williams (Edinburgh University, UK)

The refereed proceedings of the conference which will be published by
Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The workshop
is supported by grants from the Engineering and Physical
Sciences Research Council, the London Mathematical Society and
Sheffield University. The workshop is expected to form part
of the thematic programme for the PASCAL European Network of

Registration will open on 2 April 2004, and early registration is
encouraged because there is a limited number of places.

For more details, contact the organisers:

Joab Winkler
Mahesan Niranjan
Neil Lawrence


Department of Computer Science
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom


From: Des Higham <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:04:20 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Meeting at Strathclyde to Honor David Sloan

Two Day Meeting
Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations
September 9-10, 2004
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Key themes: adaptivity, structure preservation, nonlinearity

This meeting, which incorporates the 13th Scottish Computational
Mathematics Symposium, will mark the retirement of Professor David Sloan.
The meeting is open to everyone interested.
A small registration fee covers coffee/tea/lunch.

Invited Speakers:
Mark Ainsworth (Strathclyde)
Bengt Fornberg (Colorado)
David Griffiths (Dundee)
Weizhang Huang (Kansas)
Arieh Iserles (Cambridge)
Bill Morton (Bath)
Bob Russell (Simon Fraser)
Bill Sloan (Glasgow)
Alastair Spence (Bath)
Endre Suli (Oxford)
Andrew Stuart (Warwick)
Nick Trefethen (Oxford)

Supported by EPSRC, ICIAM '99 Fund and Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust.
Organised by Stuart Bramley, Dugald Duncan and Des Higham.

Registration details at

Enquiries may be addressed to


From: Frank Huelsemann <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 13:16:37 +0100
Subject: Minisymposium at PARA'04 on Design of Hardware-aware PDE Solvers

Minisymposium on
"Performance evaluation and design of hardware-aware PDE solvers"

to be held in conjunction with the

PARA'04 Workshop on
State-of-the-Art in Scientific Computing

June 20-23, 2004
Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark

In an ideal situation, all performance optimization of
computationally intensive software would take place
automatically, allowing the researchers to concentrate
on the development of more efficient methods rather
than having to worry about performance. However, for the
time being, the need to identify and remove the performance
bottlenecks of computationally intensive codes remains.

As an example of a class of computationally intensive
problems, this minisymposium concentrates on the numerical
solution of partial differential equations. As with every
program, the runtime of PDE solvers depends both on the
algorithms and on the data structures used in the implementation.
In the context of numerical PDEs, algorithms with optimal
asymptotic complexity are known for certain types of problems.
In those cases where the optimal algorithms are applicable,
only the data structures and the implementational details
offer scope for improvement.

The objective of this minisymposium is to bring together
researchers who are developing efficient PDE algorithms and
implementations as well as researchers focusing on performance
evaluation tools to predict, guide and quantify the development
of efficient numerical software.

Hardware-efficient codes in high performance simulation must
follow two fundamental design goals; parallelism and locality.
The idea must be to use all parallel processing units as efficiently
as possible and, in addition, to optimize the performance on
each individual node in the parallel environment. In particular,
this requires extensive tuning for memory hierarchies, i.e., caches.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Parallel and cache-efficient iterative solvers
- Hardware-oriented domain decomposition approaches
- Performance monitors and visualization
- Profiling tools
- Hardware simulation tools; e.g., memory hierarchy simulators

Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Lyngby, DENMARK

Abstracts (at most 1 page): January 31, 2004
Notification of acceptance: February 29, 2004
Extended abstracts (at most 7 pages): April 15, 2004
The PARA'04 Workshop: June 20-23, 2004
Proceeding papers (at most 10 pages): September 15, 2004

The short abstracts, extended abstracts and the papers of this Minisymposium
should be sent to Frank Huelsemann,

For more information related to PARA'04 Workshop, including the payments,
registration, hotel reservation etc., please visit

The minisymposium organizers:
Frank Huelsemann, Markus Kowarschik
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Department of Computer Science


From: Bruce Wade <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 16:20:08 -0600
Subject: Midwest Numerical Analysis Day

Conferenece Announcement and Call for Participants
Midwest Numerical Analysis DAY (MWNADAY 2004)

The 2004 Midwest Numerical Analysis Day (MWNADAY2004) will take place on
Saturday, April 24, 2004 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers in areas
related to numerical analysis and scientific computing, interpreted in a
broad sense. A wide variety of topics are welcomed and encouraged.
Talks by graduate students are encouraged.

This one-day meeting will be held from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with talks
25 minutes in length. The MWNADAY organizers are currently calling for
participants and contributed papers. The deadline for submitting talks
is Wednesday, March 31, 2004. Please submit your request to present a
lecture or intent to participate at the web site registration page, or
contact Prof. Bruce A. Wade (; (414) 229-5225). Detailed
information is available at "


From: Dave Sloan <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:38:11 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland

Applications are invited for two posts of Lecturer in the
Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde, tenable
from 1 August 2004. Applicants should have a strong research
interest in an area of relevance to research activities in the
Department. These activities are in Applied Analysis, Continuum
Mechanics, Industrial Mathematical Modelling and Numerical

For one post, preference will be given to applicants with an
interest in Applied Analysis. For the other post, preference
will be given to applicants with an interest in either Applied
Analysis or Numerical Analysis.

The Department gained a Grade 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment
Exercise, having entered under the Applied Mathematics Unit of

Further information about interests in the Department can be
obtained through the World Wide Web at

For an application form (Ref. 1/04) and further particulars
(available on request in alternative formats for applicants
with a disability) contact the Personnel Office, University
of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ. Tel: +44 (0)141 553 4133
(24 hour Voicemail Service).

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Head of
Department, Professor Adam McBride.
(Tel: +44 (0)141 548 3647; email:



From: Bettina Felsner <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 13:35:17 +0100
Subject: Faculty Position at Freie Universitaet Berlin


Applications are invited for the tenured position of

Full Professor in Computational Dynamics.

The new established position is an integral part of the DFG Research
Center "Mathematics for key technologies. Modelling, simulation, and
optimization of real-world processes".

In line with article 100 of the Higher Education act of the land of
Berlin (Berliner Hochschulgesetz), a postdoctoral lecturing
qualification (Habilitation) or comparable qualifications for a
teaching career in higher education are required.

Candidates with a proven outstanding record in mathematics,
particularly in its application to technological problems are
encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be an
internationally leading expert in computational mathematics for
ordinary, stochastic, or time-dependent partial differential
equations. He or she should have expertise in one of the key
technologies considered in the DFG Research Center, in particular in
biotechnology, network simulation, visualization, image processing, or
modelling and simulation of complicated dynamic behaviour. He or she
is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues involved in the DFG
Research Center. Appropriate participation in organizational duties
and responsibilities and in the training of young researchers are

The successful candidate is expected to have experience in securing
external funding and in managing externally funded projects, as well
as international experience in teaching and research.

Freie Universitaet Berlin is an equal opportunities employer.

The successful candidate will be offered civil servant or public
sector employee status (Professor Grade "C4" according to the German

Applications, quoting Reference number FZ-C4-2 must reach the

Freie Universitaet Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin

until February 13, 2004. Applicants should send their curriculum
vitae, a statement about their research and teaching interests, a list
of publications, and copies of the certificates of academic
qualifications held.

The Freie Universitaet Berlin is a state-funded university. It has
some 40,000 students and 520 professors. The university has 12
departments structures into more than 100 institutes. Detailed
information is available at the following web sites:,,,


From: M. Osni <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 15:48:13 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has a postdoctoral opening in
the development of numerical methods for electronic structure calculations
of nanosystems. The position is available for the development of mathematical/
computational methods for large nanosystems, including the implementation
of efficient strategies for the solution of large eigenvalue problems on
parallel architectures.

The hired person will work with Lin-Wang Wang, Andrew Canning and
Osni Marques of the Scientific Computing Group of the Computational
Research Division at LBNL. The position is funded by a grant from DOE
and will involve collaborations with other researchers in these fields,
such as Alex Zunger (NREL), Jack Dongarra and Victor Eijkhout (University
of Tennessee). A Ph.D degree in physics, chemistry, maths or a related
field is required. Interest in algorithmic/mathematical development and
ability for scientific code writing is highly desired.

The position is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal
for up to three years. A highly competitive salary will be offered.
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From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 09:54:44 -0800
Subject: Contents, Journal of Concrete and Applicable mathematics


1)"Martingale estimating functions for Feller diffusion processes
generated by degenerate elliptic operators",R.M.Mininni and

2)"On symmetric semi-definite positive solutions of the left and right
inverse problems on a subspace",J.Cao and

3)"On linear recurrence relations",G.Grossman and

4)"Simpson's 1/3-rule of integration for unequal divisions of
integration domain", A.K.Singh and

5)"Spline solution of nonlinear beam problems",N.Caglar,H.Caglar,and


From: Numererical Mathematics <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 15:59:21 +0300
Subject: Contents, Journal of Numerical Mathematics

Vol.12, No.1, 2004, pp.1-75


Local error estimates of mixed discontinuous Galerkin
methods for elliptic problems

Multilevel additive Schwarz preconditioner
for nonconforming mortar finite element methods
M.Dryja, A.Gantner, O.B.Widlund, and B.I.Wohlmuth

Optimal uniform convergence analysis for a singularly
perturbed quasilinear reaction-diffusion problem

Computing and compression of the boundary element
matrices for the Helmholtz equation


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:34:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 16, 2003. ETNA is available at and at several
mirror sites, as well as on CDROM.

ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the CompuMath Citation Index.

Stefano Serra Capizzano and Cristina Tablino Possio, Preconditioning
strategies for 2D finite difference matrix sequences, pp. 1-29.

Doron Chen and Sivan Toledo, Vaidya's preconditioners: implementation and
experimental study, pp. 30-49.

Henri Schurz, General theorems for numerical approximation of stochastic
processes on the Hilbert Space, pp. 50-69.

Martin Bohme and Daniel Potts, A fast algorithm for filtering and wavelet
decomposition on the sphere, pp. 70-92.

Heinrich Voss, A rational spectral problem in fluid-solid vibration,
pp. 93-106.

Limin Wu, A parameter choice method for Tikhonov regularization, pp. 107-128.

A. El Guennouni, K. Jbilou, and H. Sadok, A block version of BiCGStab for
linear systems with multiple right-hand sides, pp. 129-142.

J. Illa'n, A quadrature formula of rational type for integrands with one
endpoint singularity, pp. 143-164.

S. C. Brenner, Analysis of two-dimensional FETI-DP preconditioners by the
standard additive Schwarz framework, pp. 165-185.

F. Luengo and M. Raydan, Gradient method with dynamical retards for
large-scale optimization problems, pp. 186-193.


From: Science Direct <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 05:59:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 56, Issue 5, Pages 643-791 (February 2004)

Necessary conditions for a limit cycle and its basin of attraction, Pages 643-677
Peter Giesl

Second-order analysis for thin structures, Pages 679-713
Pedro Miguel Santos and Elvira Zappale

Projection and proximal point methods: convergence results and counterexamples,
Pages 715-738
Heinz H. Bauschke, Eva Matoukova and Simeon Reich

Coincidence degree and nontrivial solutions of elliptic boundary value problems
at resonance, Pages 739-750
Zhi-Qing Han

On some conjectures proposed by Haim Brezis, Pages 751-759
Pierpaolo Esposito

Converse problems of Fourier expansion and their applications, Pages 761-779
Chuanyi Zhang and Huili Yao

On nonlinear perturbations of a periodic elliptic problem in involving critical
growth, Pages 781-791
C. O. Alves, Joao Marcos do O and O. H. Miyagaki


From: CMFT Journal <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 09:43:44 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Contents, Compututational Methods Function Theory

Table of Contents: Comput. Methods Funct. Theory Volume 2 (2002), Number 2

Online at

Monogenic Modular Forms in Two and Several Real and Complex Vector Variables,
Pages 299-318
R. S. Krau&szlig;har

Local Behavior of Entire Functions of Exponential Type, Pages 319-336
D. P. Dryanov, M. A. Qazi, Q. I. Rahman

A M&ouml;bius-invariant Family of Conformal Maps, Pages 337-351
D. Mej&iacute;a, Ch. Pommerenke

Fractional Iteration and Functional Equations for Functions Analytic in the Unit
Disk, Pages 353-366
M. Elin, V. Goryainov, S. Reich, D. Shoikhet

On Regularity of Quasiconformal Curves, Pages 367-384
V. Gutlyanskii, O. Martio

Normal Families and Shared Values of Meromorphic Functions III, Pages 385-395
M. Fang, L. Zalcman

Bound-Preserving Operators and Bernstein Type Inequalities, Pages 397-414
D. P. Dryanov, R. Fournier

On Perfect Nikishin Systems, Pages 415-426
U. Fidalgo Prieto, G. L&oacute;pez Lagomasino

On the Solvability of the Gauss Variation Problem, Pages 427-448
N. Zorii

A Generalization of Newman's Result on the Zeros of Fourier Transforms, Pages 449-467
H. Ki, Y.-O. Kim

Conservative Action of Kleinian Groups with Respect to the Patterson-Sullivan
Measure, Pages 469-479
K. Matsuzaki

Hayman's Alternative and Normal Families of Nonvanishing Meromorphic Functions,
Pages 481-508
J. Grahl

Polynomial Approximation in Smirnov-Orlicz Classes, Pages 509-517
A. Guven, D. M. Israfilov

Discrete Spectra of Certain corecursive Pollaczek Polynomials and its Applications,
Pages 519-538
A. I. Aptekarev, A. Draux, D. Toulyakov

Critical Values of Slowly Growing Meromorphic Functions, Pages 539-547
J. K. Langley

A Class of Interpolating Blaschke Products and Best Approximation in Lp for p<1,
Pages 549-578
A. B. Aleksandrov

Estimates on Kernel Functions of Elliptically Schlicht Domains, Pages 579-596
E. Schippers

Mapping Properties of Hypergeometric Functions and Convolutions of Convex or
Starlike Functions of Order &alpha;, Pages 597-610
R. K&uuml;stner


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