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From: Gene Golub <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 10:01:25 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Subject: Linda Petzold and Pete Stewart Elected to NAE

Congratulations to Linda Petzold and Pete Stewart on being elected to
the National Academy of Engineering. You both have made outstanding
contributions to our discipline. Linda's work has been fundamental in
solving algebraic/differential equations and Pete's activities have led
us to a deep understanding of numerical linear algebra. Again,
congratulations to two outstanding and leading scientists/engineers.



From: Gene Golub <>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 11:11:22 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Subject: Margaret Wright's 60th Birthday

This week on February 18, 2004, our colleague Margaret Wright
reaches the distinguished yet youthful age of 60.
Margaret has served in many leadership roles -- on advisory
committees and editorial boards, as President of SIAM,
head of Scientific Computing Research at Bell Labs,
and currently chair of Computer Science at Courant --
and she has devoted special energy to finding opportunities
for women and minority students in industry.

Margaret has given an uncountable number of lively presentations
at meetings around the world. She brings light and joy
to many areas of optimization and scientific computing.
On behalf of her colleagues and friends, we send warmest
wishes and express the hope for even greater leadership.

There lives a young lady named Wright,
With talents truly multipartite.
She criss-crosses the nation
With wisdom and compassion.
The world needs her to command the House White.

Happy Birthday Margaret!

Gene Golub and Michael Saunders


From: T. Terlaky <>
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 22:05:37 -0500
Subject: INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers

Optimization Prize for Young Researchers

PRINCIPAL GUIDELINE. The Optimization Prize for Young Researchers,
established in 1998 and administered by the Optimization Section (OS)
within the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
(INFORMS), is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting to one
(or more) young researchers for the most outstanding paper in optimization
that is submitted to or published in a refereed professional journal. The
prize serves as an esteemed recognition of promising colleagues who are at
the beginning of their academic or industrial career.

DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARD. The optimization award includes a cash amount of
US$1,000 and a citation certificate. The award winners will be invited to
give a fifteen minute presentation of the winning paper at the Optimization
Section Business Meeting held during the INFORMS Fall National Meeting in
the year the award is made. It is expected that the winners will be responsible
for the travel expenses to present the paper at the INFORMS meeting.

ELIGIBILITY. The authors and paper must satisfy the following three
conditions to be eligible for the prize:

(a) the paper must either be published in a refereed professional journal
no more than three years before the closing date of nomination, or be
submitted to and received by a refereed professional journal no more than
three years before the closing date of nomination;

(b) all authors must have been awarded their terminal degree within five
years of the closing date of nomination;

(c) the topic of the paper must belong to the field of optimization in its
broadest sense.

NOMINATION. A letter of nomination should be sent (preferably by email) on
or before this year's closing date of June 1, 2004, to:


From: William Schiesser <>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 10:16:10 -0500
Subject: Java ODE/PDE Routines

The Java ODE/PDE routines in the book "Ordinary and Partial
Differential Equation Routines in C, C++, Fortran, Java, Maple
and Matlab", CRC Press, 2004, have been slightly revised and
reorganized so that the applications are now in single,
self-contained subdirectories.

Information for acquiring these routines and all of the others
in the book (gratis) is available from:


From: Janos Pinter <>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 07:40:11 -0400
Subject: TOMLAB/LGO software for Matlab

Dear Colleagues,

TOMLAB /LGO for nonlinear (global and convex) optimization in Matlab has
been released. For more information, please see and - regarding LGO and related
professional activities -




From: Markus Kraft <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 17:50:47 -0000
Subject: Web Module, Monte Carlo Methods and Dynamical Systems

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the Web-Module: 'Stochastic Methods
in Chemical Engineering'. This web module is used in the fourth year of the
undergraduate course in chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge
(UK). It complements the course "Stochastic Modelling in Chemical
Engineering" and is made to give students some hands-on experience with
Monte Carlo simulation algorithms. For this purpose a simple chemical
reaction and the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reactions are implemented in a
Java applet which employs a Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Scheme for the
solution of the corresponding systems of ordinary differential equations.
The students are expected to find interesting parameters for the BZ system
by inspecting its eigenvalues. A set of questions is provided for continuous

The Web-Module can be accessed at:

Although this module has been designed for the use in chemical engineering
it might be of interest for courses on Monte Carlo methods in general and
courses on dynamical systems. We hope you enjoy using it. The system
requirements are Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later versions and the
Java 2 Runtime Environment.

Best wishes

Markus Kraft


From: Michael Neumann <>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 14:51:14 -0500
Subject: Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra

International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)
The Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra

The Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra ("the Prize") is awarded
by The International Linear Algebra Society ("ILAS") for research,
contributions, and achievements at the highest level of Linear
Algebra. The Prize may be awarded for an outstanding scientific
achievement or for a lifetime contribution.

According to its specifications, the Prize is awarded every three years
at an appropriate ILAS conference. The last prize was awarded in June
2002 at the ILAS Meeting in Auburn and thus it is appropriate to
award the prize again at the ILAS Regina, Canada, meeting, June
26-29, 2005. The prize guidelines can be found at

A committee consisting of five members has been appointed by the ILAS
president upon the advice of the ILAS Executive Board:

Heike Fassbender
Mirek Fiedler
Bob Guralnick
Danny Hershkowitz (ILAS president - ex-officio member)
Miki Neumann (chair)
E. de Sa

The ILAS president serves as ex-officio member.

Nominations, of distinguished individuals judged worthy of consideration
for the Prize, are now being invited from members of ILAS and the
linear algebra community in general. In nominating an individual, the
nominator should include:

(1) a brief biographical sketch, and

(2) a statement explaining why the nominee is considered worthy of the
prize, including references to publications or other contributions of
the nominee which are considered most significant in making this

Nominations are open until November 15, 2004 and should be sent to the
Chair, Michael Neumann, of the committee at the address below. The committee
may ask the nominator to supply additional information.

Professor Michael Neumann
Department of Mathematics
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3009


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 10:32:04 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Special Issue of LAA on Coimbra Conference

LAA Special Issue of LAA devoted to papers presented at the
11th ILAS Conference, Coimbra, July 2004

LAA will publish a special issue devoted to papers presented at the 11th
ILAS Conference, Coimbra, July 19 - 22, 2004. Papers should be submitted
by 31 October 2004 to one of the special editors whose names and addresses
are listed below. The usual standards of LAA will apply.

Graciano de Oliveira
Departmento de Mathematica
Apt. 3008, Universidade de Coimbra 3000
Coimbra, Portugal

Joao Queiro
Departmento de Mathematica
Apt. 3008, Universidade de Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal

Bryan Shader
Mathematics Department
Ross Hall, University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071, USA

Ion Zaballa
Departamento de Matematica Aplicada y EIO
Universidad del Pais Vasco
Apdo 644
48080. Bilbao, Spain

For details of the conference see .


From: Alex Pothen <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 11:30:54 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Special Issue of ETNA on Combinatorial Scientific Computing

Special Issue on of the Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
Dedicated to Professor Alan George

The SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC04)
is being organized in San Francisco on Feb 27 and 28, 2004;
the program and schedule are available at the URL
Concomitant with CSC04, a special issue of the
Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA) will be
devoted to combinatorial scientific computing.
Papers presented at CSC04 workshop as well as other submissions
on the themes of CSC are welcome for submission to the special issue.

The special issue of ETNA is dedicated to
Professor Alan George, Professor of Computer Science and
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo,
on the occasion of his 60th birthday,
to recognize the pioneering and fundamental contributions he has made to CSC.

Relevant topics for the issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
Graph algorithms in sparse direct solvers and preconditioners for
sparse linear equations
Graph algorithms in nonlinear equations, numerical optimization,
and automatic differentiation
Combinatorial problems in parallel computing
Combinatorial problems in enhancing the performance of irregular computations
Combinatorial problems in genomics and proteomics
Combinatorial matrix theory relevant to scientific computing
Combinatorial problems from novel applications in computational science
Geometric algorithms for meshing

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to
Prof. Suely Oliveira at the contact information given below,
and will be accepted until May 31, 2004.
All submissions will go through the usual review process employed
by ETNA. Further information about ETNA and guidelines for
the submission format are available at
The special issue is expected to appear in the Fall of 2004.

Editors for the special issue are:
John Gilbert, University of California, Santa Barbara
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Labs
Suely Oliveira, University of Iowa
Alex Pothen, Old Dominion University
Sivan Toledo, Tel Aviv University


From: ISCIS 2004 <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:35:33 +0200
Subject: Symposium in Ankara on Computer and Information Sciences

ISCIS'04 First Call for Papers
The 19th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences
27-29 October 2004
Antalya, Turkey

organized by
Department of Computer Engineering
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Web site:

This year we especially welcome papers in the areas of computer networks
(including mobile and wireless networks, optical networks, peer-to-peer
networks), parallel and distributed computing (including grid computing),
performance evaluation (including web performance, distributed/web-based
simulation), and scientific computing (including combinatorial aspects).

7 May 2004 Papers Due
2 July 2004 Notification of Acceptance
30 July 2004 Camera Ready Copies Due

Contact Info:

Department of Computer Engineering
Bilkent University
TR-06800 Bilkent, Ankara


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 13:44:49 -0800
Subject: Pan-American Workshop in Computational Science and Engineering

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the PANAM 2004 Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you
to participate in the Fifth Pan-American Workshop in Computational Science
and Engineering to be held in Tegucigalpa Honduras June 21-25 2004.

Selected papers presented at the previous Panamerican Workshop in Applied
and Computational Mathematics appear in Applied Numerical Mathematics,
Vol. 47, December 2003.

Selected papers presented at Vth conference will be refereed and if accepted,
published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Applied Numerical Mathematics.

I would also like you to consider the possibility of organizing an invited
MiniSymposium related to a topic of your research interest within the
theme of the Workshop.

You can find information about the suggested steps to organize a
Minisymposium in the submissions link, within the conference web page

Best Regards, Jose


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 17:14:11 +0100
Subject: Second Approximation Day in Lille, France

The Second Approximation Day will take place in Lille (France)
on March 25, 2004.

The speakers are: A. Aptekarev, L. Baratchart, S. Becuwe, R. Kustner,
T. Rivoal, H. Stahl, W. Van Assche, P. Vitse and F. Wielonsky.

The program and all other necessary informations could be found on
the website

We do hope to see you in Lille.


From: Marian Neamtu <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 11:57:43 -0600
Subject: Conference in Gatlinburg on Approximation Theory

Eleventh International Conference in
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
May 18-22, 2004

This conference is a continuation of the earlier conferences on
approximation theory held in Austin (1973, 1976, 1980, 1992),
College Station (1983, 1986, 1989, 1995), Nashville (1998),
and St. Louis (2001).

Carl de Boor (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Andr'as Kro'o (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Wu Li (NASA Langley Research Center)
Hrushikesh Mhaskar (California State University)
Stanley Osher (Univ. of California, Los Angeles)
Pencho Petrushev (University of South Carolina)
Joachim St"ockler (University of Dortmund)

The fourth Vasil A. Popov Prize will be awarded at the conference.
See the conference website for details and the Call for Nominations.

Abstract Submission: April 23, 2004
Online Registration: April 23, 2004
Submission to Proceedings October 1, 2004

The conference will take place in the Park Vista Resort Hotel.
We also highly recommend that you make reservations VERY SOON
since the number of rooms blocked in the hotel is limited.
The details on room reservation for Park Vista and other hotels
are given on the conference website.

For details on the conference proceedings, tex (latex)
macros, abstracts of lectures, travel to Gatlinburg, and
other information about the conference, please visit the
conference website.

We look forward to meeting you in the Smoky
Mountains in May 2004,

Charles Chui, Mike Neamtu, and Larry Schumaker
The Organizers


From: Glenn Williams <>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 00:16:39 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Old Dominion University

Computational Mathematics Faculty Position, Tenure Track
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529

Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professor position
in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University
with duties to begin August 1, 2004. The successful candidate will be
chosen from an area of applied and computational mathematics. Domains of
interest include but are not limited to computational fluid dynamics and
material science, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, numerical linear
algebra, mathematical biology and financial mathematics. All applicants
must have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computational mathematics, or a
related field, a demonstrated ability to build a sponsored research program,
excellent pedagogical and communication skills, and the ability to teach at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of seven degree-granting
units in the College of Sciences and currently has 27 full-time faculty.
Degrees offered include B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. The department will relocate
to a new state-of-the-art Engineering and Computational Sciences Building in
time for the beginning of the Fall 2004 semester. A Center for Computational
Science, in which the department plays a prominent role, has recently been
established. Excellent collaborative research and educational opportunities
are available at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), the Virginia
Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), and NASA-Langley Research
Center. Further information is available at

Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest and a copy of
their curriculum vitae, including a teaching philosophy, a research
prospectus, and names and contact information for three or more professional
references to:

Computational Mathematics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0077.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2004 and will continue until
the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action institution that complies with the Immigration Reform
and Control Act of 1986.


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 00:23:36 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at Carnegie Mellon University

We've opened up a search to fill a tenure-track faculty position in
the Mechanics, Materials, and Computing group within the Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. We
are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of multiscale
mechanics, stochastic methods, or biomechanics. Please see the
position announcement at:

Omar Ghattas
Carnegie Mellon University


From: John W. Barrett <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 14:26:42 -0000
Subject: Chapman Fellowship at Imperial College, London

Imperial College, London is advertising a Chapman Fellowship in
Mathematics, a 2 year Temporary Lectureship with a Reduced Teaching Load.
(Closing date 1st March 2004)

For details see


From: (C.M. Elliott)
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 17:41:21 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Lectureships at University of Sussex

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Sussex invites
applications for two lectureships in Mathematics available from October
2004 or as soon as possible thereafter with salary in the range:
Lecturer A 22,191 to 25,451 or Lecturer B 26,270 to 33,679 GBP per annum
(pay award pending). One position is to replace a retirement in
2006 and is available to candidates holding a research fellowship.
Candidates should have a growing research reputation in an area of
mathematics related to one or more of the current research activities of
the Department. In particular the appointments will support the the
focus of research on the two areas (a) Mathematical Modelling and
Computational Mathematics and (b) Partial Differential Equations.
Further particulars and application forms are downloadable from
For further information about the
department see
The closing date is Tuesday March 2 2004. Informal enquiries may be made
to Charlie Elliott (tel 01273
678111; email:
Application forms and further particulars are also available in hard copy
from and should be returned to, (along with supporting material such as
list of publications, cv, etc), to the
Human Resources
Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex,
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH, email:, telephone(01273)
678706, fax (01273) 877401.


From: Des Higham <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 09:59:23 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Strathclyde

Three year EPSRC funded post-doctoral position
on the project
Network Simulations in Bioinformatics
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

The project aims to develop and analyse computational
techniques in linear algebra and random graph theory that
can be used to extract information from large datasets.
The techniques will be applied to cutting edge gene and protein
interaction data, and the position therefore requires a
candidate who can communicate with scientists in other

A PhD studentship under the supervision of
Prof Alastair Spence at the University of Bath is also
associated with the project, and data/knowhow will be input
by Dr Keith Vass (Cancer Research UK Beatson Laboratories,
Glasgow) and Prof Peter Grindrod (Lawson Software).

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area such as numerical
analysis, computer science or computational biology.

For application form and further particulars (available on
request in alternative format for applicants with a
disability) visit Vacancies at the Un. of Strathclyde website
or contact
Personnel Office,
University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow, G1 1XQ,
quoting ref: R11/04.
Informal enquiries to Prof Des Higham,
Applications closing date: 2 March 2004.


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 22:45:57 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Table of Contents, Vol 2, No.1, 2004

Houde Han and Zhongyi Huang
Exact artificial boundary conditions for Schrodinger equation in R^2

Simone Calogero and Hayoung Lee
The non-relativistic limit of the Nordstrom-Vlasov System

Jerry L. Bona, Yue Liu and Nghiem V. Nguyen
Stability of solitary waves in higher-order Sobolev spaces

Viorel Bostan and Weimin Han
Recovery-based error estimation and adaptive solution of elliptic
variational inequalities of the second kind

Junseok Kim, Kyungkeun Kang and John Lowengrub
Conservative multigrid methods for ternary Cahn-Hilliard systems

Dario Benedetto, Emanuele Caglioti, Francois Golse and Mario Pulvirenti
Hydrodynamic limits of a Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equation for granular media

Weinan E and Xing Y. Yue
Heterogeneous multiscale method for locally self-similar problems

Naoufel Ben Abdallah and Hedia Chaker
Diffusion induced by grain boundaries: a SHE model


From: Science Direct <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 07:10:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 56, Issue 8, Pages 1105-1234 (March 2004)

Stability of mass action reaction-diffusion systems, Pages 1105-1131
Maya Mincheva and David Siegel

Uniform Gateaux differentiability and weak uniform rotundity of
Musielak-Orlicz function spaces, Pages 1133-1149
Liu Li Fang, Wang Ting Fu and Henryk Hudzik

Existence of solutions for elliptic equations with critical Sobolev-Hardy
exponents, Pages 1151-1164
Dongsheng Kang and Shuangjie Peng

On minimum quadratic functional control of affine nonlinear systems,
Pages 1165-1173
Mihai Popescu

Quasi-linear diffusion equations with gradient terms and L1 data,
Pages 1175-1209
F. Andreu, S. Segura de Leon and J. Toledo

Multiple solutions for nonlinear elliptic equations at resonance with a
nonsmooth potential, Pages 1211-1234
Dumitru Motreanu and Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou


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