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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 17:28:28 -0400

**Subject: SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering

The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering will be awarded

for the second time at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and

Engineering to be held February 12-15, 2005, in Orlando, Florida.

The prize was established in 2002 and first awarded in 2003. It is awarded

every other year by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 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.

Eligibility

The prize is intended to recognize either one individual or a group of

individuals 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.

Description of the prize

The award will include a total cash prize of $5,000 and a certificate

containing the citation. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses to

attend the award ceremony.

Nominations

A letter of nomination, including a description of the contribution(s) should

be sent by July 31, 2004, to:

Chair, SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E

c/o Joanna Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are: Wayne H. Enright (chair),

University of Toronto; Steve McCormick, University of Colorado at Boulder;

and John B. Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

------------------------------

From: Janos Pinter <jdpinter@hfx.eastlink.ca>

Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 16:56:08 -0300

**Subject: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Global Optimization Sessions**

2004 INFORMS Annual Meeting

Denver Oct 24-27, 2004

http://www.informs.org/Conf/Denver2004/

Dear Colleagues,

I have been asked by INFORMS to organize Global Optimization Sessions for

the Annual Meeting.

The submission deadlines are as follows:

* May 17, 2004: session information, including abstract title and

presenting author/co-author information.

* June 18, 2004: complete information, presenting authors (speakers),

abstracts, and paper titles entered in the on-line system.

If you wish to give a topical presentation, then please send along the

relevant information that is due by May 17 (at your earliest convenience,

so that I can summarize it for INFORMS). Help and coordination by Session

Chair volunteers will be much appreciated.

Thanks and best regards,

Janos

------------------------------

From: Steffen Boerm <sbo@mis.mpg.de>

Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 10:58:20 +0200

**Subject: New Website for Hierarchical Matrices**

There is a new website, http://www.hmatrix.org/, on the topic of

hierarchical matrices.

Hierarchical matrices were introduced by Hackbusch in 1999 and have

since evolved into an efficient method for

- compressing integral operators,

- computing the inverses of elliptic partial differential operators,

- constructing very robust preconditioners for integral and partial

differential equations,

- solving large matrix equations and

- evaluating matrix functions like the matrix exponential efficiently.

All of these applications are covered by the HLib package by Grasedyck

and Boerm, a C library that provides routines for matrix creation,

arithmetics, compression and conversion. It also contains a number of

basic routines for the discretization of elliptic differential operators

and boundary integral operators.

The website contains a (by no means complete) list of articles on

hierarchical matrices and related topics, including links to a number

of introductory papers and the lecture notes of the popular winter school

on this subject, a list of frequently asked questions and a description

of the HLib package.

------------------------------

From: Ramani Duraiswami <Ramani@umiacs.umd.edu>

Date: Sun, 2 May 2004 20:09:53 -0400

**Subject: Presentations from Workshop on Fast Multipole Methods**

A meeting on the Fast Multipole Method and Related Approximation Algorithms

was held at the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling

at the University of Maryland over April 19-30, 2004. The meeting was

organized by Ramani Duraiswami (UMIACS, UMD), Bjorn Engquist (PACM,

Princeton), Dennis Healy (Math, UMD), Eitan Tadmor(CSCAMM, UMD), and Peter

Teuben (Astronomy, UMD).

Presentations and tutorials from the meeting have been posted at the

workshop website, http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/fam04/index.htm and may

be of interest to the community.

- Ramani Duraiswami

------------------------------

From: Peter Deuflhard <deuflhard@zib.de>

Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 09:58:07 +0200

**Subject: New Book, Newton Methods for Nonlinear Problems**

Dear Colleagues,

May I draw your attention to my recent book

Newton Methods for Nonlinear Problems.

Affine Invariance and Adaptive Algorithms

that has just appeared as Springer Series Computational Mathematics

(SCM), vol. 35.

The book deals with the efficient numerical solution of challenging

nonlinear problems in science and engineering, both in finite

dimension (algebraic equations) and in infinite dimension (ordinary

and partial differential equations). Its focus is on local and global

Newton methods for direct problems or Gauss-Newton methods for

inverse problems. The term 'affine invariance' means that the

presented algorithms and their convergence analysis are invariant

under one out of four subclasses of affine transformations of the

problem to be solved. Compared to traditional textbooks, the

distinguishing affine invariance approach leads to shorter theorems

and proofs and permits the construction of fully adaptive algorithms.

A software list is included.

On one hand, this book is a textbook addressing itself to graduate

students of mathematics and computational sciences -- with lots of

numerical illustrations, comparison tables, and exercises. On the

other hand, the book is a research monograph addressing itself to

numerical analysts and computational scientists working on the

subject -- containing a lot of otherwise unpublished material and

opening many directions for possible future research.

CONTENTS:

1. Introduction

PART I: ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS

2. Systems of Equations: Local Newton Methods

3. Systems of Equations: Global Newton Methods

4. Least-Squares Problems: Gauss-Newton Methods

5. Parameter Dependent Systems: Continuation Methods

PART II: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

6. Stiff ODE Initial Value Problems

7. ODE Boundary Value Problems

8. PDE Boundary Value Problems

More information -- the Preface, the detailed Contents, and an

Outline of Contents -- can be downloaded from

http://www.zib.de/deuflhard/pub/newton.html

Writing the book has been fun.

Hopefully reading will be fun, too!

Best regards,

Peter Deuflhard

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From: Alexandre Ern <ern@cermics.enpc.fr>

Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 10:34:53 +0200

**Subject: New Book on Finite Elements**

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of our book:

Theory and Practice of Finite Elements

Vol. 159 of Applied Mathematical Series

Alexandre Ern and Jean-Luc Guermond

Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004

ISBN 0-387-20574-8

http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/

0,10735,5-40109-22-17673507-0,00.html

SUMMARY

This book presents the mathematical theory of finite elements, starting

from basic results on interpolation and approximation theory and

building up to more recent research topics, such as discontinuous

Galerkin methods, subgrid viscosity stabilization, and a posteriori

error estimation.

One of the main objectives of the book is to go beyond the Lax-Milgram

paradigm and coercive settings by emphasizing the fundamental role of inf-sup

conditions. The book also covers implementation issues needed to write or

understand a finite element code.

Written at the graduate level, the text contains numerous examples

and exercises. It is intended to serve as a graduate textbook and

to be used by researchers in mathematics, computer science, and

engineering.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I. Theory

1. Finite element interpolation

2. Approximation in Banach spaces by Galerkin methods

Part II. Approximation of PDEs

3. Coercive problems

4. Mixed problems

5. First-order PDEs

6. Time-dependent problems

Part III. Implementation

7. Data structuring and mesh generation

8. Quadratures, assembling, and storage

9. Linear algebra

10. A posteriori error estimates and adaptive meshes

Appendices

A. Banach and Hilbert spaces

B. Functional analysis

------------------------------

From: Fred Doolittle <fdoolittle@vni.com>

Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 15:17:35 -0600

**Subject: IMSL Thread Safe Fortran Numerical Library**

Dear Colleagues,

Visual Numerics is pleased to announce the availability of the IMSL(TM)

Thread Safe Fortran Numerical Library

The IMSL Thread Safe Fortran Numerical Library is a fully thread safe

edition of the IMSL Fortran Numerical Library and includes all algorithms

from the IMSL Fortran Numerical Library. Routines have been checked and

tested to ensure that multi-threaded, parallel applications can rely on the

entire library. The IMSL Thread Safe Fortran Numerical Library is available

on selected platforms that support thread safety.

Like the IMSL Fortran Numerical Library, the IMSL Thread Safe Fortran

Library allows programmers to utilize optional arguments of the modern

Fortran syntax for every relevant algorithm throughout the library.

Programmers can opt for simplified code, while maintaining full control in

cases where detailed arguments are required.

For more information on the IMSL Thread Safe Fortran Numerical Library,

please visit:

http://www.vni.com/products/imsl/index.html

The IMSL Libraries include coverage of a broad range of mathematics and

statistics algorithm topics, ranging from linear algebra and transforms to

optimization and multivariate analysis. The IMSL math and statistics

libraries are available in pure Fortran, C, and Java versions.

------------------------------

From: Kengo Nakajima <nakajima@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 09:57:03 +0900

**Subject: Change of Address for Kengo Nakajima**

Dear Colleagues,

My new address is as follows:

Kengo Nakajima

Department of Earth and Planetary Science

The University of Tokyo

7-3-1 Hongo, Bonkyo-ku

TOKYO 113-0033, JAPAN.

FAX: +81-3-5841-8791

e-mail: nakajima@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Thanks.

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From: European Finite Element Fair <EFEF@math.hu-berlin.de>

Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 12:50:06 +0200

**Subject: Second European Finite Element Fair in Berlin**

Dear colleagues,

it is a pleasure to call your attention to the

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT for the

The SECOND EUROPEAN FINITE ELEMENT FAIR in Berlin, 4-5 June 2004

[following EFEF 1 held in 2003 at the Newton Institute in Cambridge:

http://users.comlab.ox.ac.uk/endre.suli/cpdw05.html ]

The local hosts of this Forum/Fair/Marketplace of ideas,

Eberhard Baensch (WIAS)

Carsten Carstensen (HUB)

Peter Deuflhard (ZIB)

Ralf Kornhuber (FU) and

Harry Yserentant (TUB),

would like to invite interested colleagues to present informal

contributions between Friday 13:30, 4th June, and Saturday 17:00, 5th June,

in Berlin.

The Fair's format is similar to that of earlier informal finite

element gatherings in the US (e.g. the FE Circus and FE Rodeo).

The focus of the meeting is the numerical treatment of PDEs, and

any aspect of finite elements and their mathematical foundation

interpreted in a broad sense. One of our principles is that

everybody may speak without advance notice. However, it will make

the Fair somewhat more predictable and enjoyable (from the organisers'

point of view!) if you do register a.s.a.p., preferably at least one week in

advance, on the webpage:

http://www.math.hu-berlin.de/~efef/

where we keep up-to-date information of all kinds, including travel and

participation.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin in June!

------------------------------

From: Beatrice Meini <meini@dm.unipi.it>

Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 10:03:33 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Conference in Pisa on Matrix Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models**

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATRIX ANALYTIC METHODS

IN STOCHASTIC MODELS

Pisa (Italy), June 21-24, 2005

After the meetings in Flint (1995), Winnipeg (1998), Leuven (2000),

and Adelaide (2002), the fifth edition of the international conference

on Matrix Analytic Methods (MAM5) will be organized by the University

of Pisa in June of 2005.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Conference Chair:

Dario A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy

Programme Co-Chairs:

Guy Latouche, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Beatrice Meini, University of Pisa, Italy

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE:

The conference will provide an international forum for:

-- presenting recent results on theory, algorithms and applications

concerning matrix-analytic methods in stochastic models;

-- discussing methodologies and the related algorithmic analysis;

-- improving collaborations among researchers in applied

probability, engineering and numerical analysis;

-- tracing the current state of the art and the lines of the future

research, pointing out the main topics of interest.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Full paper submission: September 13, 2004;

Notification of acceptance/revision/rejection: January 10, 2005;

Revised version due: March 14, 2005;

Final notification for papers with delayed decision: April 4, 2005.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Further information is published on the conference web page at

www.dm.unipi.it/~mam5

Queries should be addressed to mam5@dm.unipi.it

------------------------------

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

Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 11:09:39 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: PARA'04 Conference Registration Deadlines **

PARA'04

WORKSHOP ON STATE-OF-THE-ART

IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

June 20-23, 2004

http://imm.dtu.dk/~jw/para04/

To all PARA'04 participants:

The conference fees will be increased for registration after May

15, as shown at

http://www.imm.dtu.dk/~jw/para04/fees/

On behalf of the PARA'04 Organizing Committee,

Jerzy Wasniewski

Email: jw@imm.dtu.dk

------------------------------

From: Michael Ng <kkpong@hkusua.hku.hk>

Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 10:39:21 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Symposium in Toulouse on Computational Science and Engineering**

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Symposium on High Performance Computational Science and

Engineering (HPCSE-04)

Toulouse, France, August 22-27, 2004

http://juliet.stfx.ca/~lyang/hpcse-04/

Scope and Interests:

Computational Science and Engineering is increasingly becoming an

emerging and promising discipline in shaping future research and

development activities in academia and industry ranging from

engineering, science, finance, economics, arts and humanitarian fields.

New challenges are in the fields of modeling of complex systems,

sophisticated algorithms, advanced scientific and engineering computing

and associated (multi-disciplinary) problem solving environments.

Because the solution of large and complex problems must cope with tight

timing schedules, the use of high performance computing including

traditional supercomputing, scalable parallel and distributed computing,

emerging cluster and grid computing, is inevitable.

This event will bring together computer scientists and engineers,

applied mathematicians, researchers in other applied fields, industrial

professionals to present, discuss and exchange idea, results, work in

progress and experience of research in the area of high performance

computational techniques for science and engineering applications.

The main topics include (but not limited to):

1. Scientific and engineering computing

2. Problem solving environments

3. Advanced numerical computation and optimization

4. Complex systems: modeling and simulation

5. Parallel and distributed computing

6. Architectures and computation models, compiler, hardware and OS issues

7. Memory system, I/O, Tools, programming environment and language supports

8. Performance modeling and evaluation

9. Artificial intelligence

10. Visualization and virtual reality

11. Hardware/software co-design and VLSI support

12. Cluster, grid and web-based computing and simulation

13. Education in Computational Science and engineering

14. Related applications

including computational fluid dynamics and mechanics, material

sciences, space, weather, climate systems and global changes,

computational environment and energy systems, computational ocean

and earth sciences, combustion system simulation, computational

chemistry, computational physics, bioinformatics and computational

biology, medical applications, transportation systems simulations,

combinatorial and global optimization problems, structural

engineering, computational electro-magnetics, data mining and

information retrieval, computer graphics, virtual reality and

multimedia, computational finance, semiconductor technology,

electronic circuits, system design, signal and image processing, and

dynamic systems, etc.

Important Deadlines:

Paper submission Due June 25, 2004

Notification of Acceptance July 25, 2004

Final camera-ready paper July 31, 2004

Conference Chairs:

Dr. Andrei Doncescu (General Co-Chair)

Lab. of Analysis and Architecture Systems

Laboratory of Biotechnology and Bioprocesses

INSA, Avenue de Rangueil, Toulouse, France

Email: adoncesc@laas.fr

Prof. Laurence T. Yang (General Co-Chair)

Department of Computer Science

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, B2G 2W5, NS, Canada

Email: lyang@stfx.ca

Dr. Michael Ng (Program Co-Chair)

Department of Mathematics

University of HongKong, P. R. China

Email: kkpong@hkusua.hku.hk

Dr. Tau Leng (Program Co-Chair)

Scalable Systems Group,

Dell Inc, USA

Email: tau_leng@dell.com

------------------------------

From: Alexander Ostermann <alexander.ostermann@uibk.ac.at>

Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 13:24:43 +0200

**Subject: Workshop in Innsbruck on Exponential Integrators**

Workshop on Exponential Integrators

Innsbruck, Austria

October 20-23, 2004

First Call for Participation and Papers

The idea of exponential integrators is an old one and dates back to

the sixties of the past century. In the last few years there has been

renewed interest in these integration methods stemming from

geometric integration and parabolic problems.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together people working in the

field as well as PhD students that want to start in this area. We try to

cover both, theoretical and practical aspects of exponential integrators.

The workshop consists of a plenary talk by an invited speaker and

submitted talks.

Invited speaker: Marlis Hochbruck (University of Duesseldorf)

For further details see the workshop web site at

http://techmath.uibk.ac.at/numbau/alex/events/conference2004.html

Organizers:

Alexander Ostermann, Mechhild Thalhammer (Innsbruck)

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste)

------------------------------

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

Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 10:45:15 +0300

**Subject: Conference in Sozopol on Large-Scale Scientific Computations"**

Fifth International Conference on

"Large-Scale Scientific Computations"

June 6-10, 2005, Sozopol, Bulgaria

LSSC'05

The conference is organized by the Institute for Parallel Processing,

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Following the traditions, two special

tracks are planned: (a) Computational Linear Algebra; (b) Large-Scale

Scientific Computations of Engineering and Environmental Problems

Topics

Specific topics of interest (but not limited to) are the following:

(a) Hierarchical, adaptive, domain decomposition and local refinement

methods; (b)Robust preconditioning algorithms; (b) Monte-Carlo methods

and algorithms; (c) Numerical linear algebra; (d) Large-scale computations

of environmental problems; (e) High-performance algorithms for engineering

problems; (f) Large-scale computations of data processing; (g) Parallel

algorithms and performance analysis.

Currently Accepted Plenary and Invited Speakers:

Owe Axelsson(NL), Radim Blaheta(CZ), Susanne Brenner(USA), Carsten

Carstensen(DE), Stefan Heinrich (DE), Ulrich Langer (AT), Raytcho

Lazarov (USA), Zahari Zlatev(DK)

Special Sessions:

You are invited to apply to organize a Special Session (SS) within

the frame of LSSC'05. The organizing committee will encourage a

limited number of first appeared SSs in any traditional or more

advanced field of large-scale scientific computing. Please, contact

the conference secretariat for more details.

Conference WWW-cite

http://parallel.bas.bg/Conferences/SciCom05.html

Conference Secretary

Mrs. Silvia Grozdanova,

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

1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;

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

E-mail: silvia@parallel.bas.bg <mailto:silvia@parallel.bas.bg>

------------------------------

From: Mary Wall <maryw@mun.ca>

Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 16:56:25 -0230

**Subject: Department Head Position at Memorial University of Newfoundland**

Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of

Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking an exceptional individual

with vision, dedication and energy to develop and lead the Department of

Mathematics and Statistics. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence

in research and teaching in an area of mathematics or statistics, possess

excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to show

leadership and administrative ability appropriate to the post. The

appointment, effective January 1, 2005, or as soon as is mutually agreeable,

is for a 3-year renewable term and includes a tenured appointment at the

rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The department includes over 35 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate

and graduate programs at the Masters and Ph.D. levels. The department has

strong research programs in Pure and Applied Mathematics, and Statistics.

For an overview of the department or Memorial visit www.math.mun.ca or

www.mun.ca respectively.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the

province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the

educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering

diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 17,000 students,

Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in

St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant

cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

A curriculum vitae and the names of four referees, at least one of whom can

comment on leadership ability, should be sent to the address below. The

committee will begin consideration of applications on July 2, 2004.

Mathematics & Statistics Headship Search Committee

c/o Dean of Science

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, NL

A1B 3X7

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages

applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal

people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are

encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada

will be given priority.

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From: Gabriel Gatica <ggatica@ing-mat.udec.cl>

Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 21:57:40 +0000

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Concepcion, Chile**

UNIVERSITY OF CONCEPCION, CHILE

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL ENGINEERING

FACULTY POSITIONS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

The Department of Mathematical Engineering at the University of Concepcion

is recruiting for two tenured positions. Appointments at the rank of

Assistant Professor and Full Professor are possible. Successful

candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, perform

both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and supervise graduate students.

The Department will consider applicants active in one of the areas:

Control Theory, Numerical Analysis, Optimization,

Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Analysis,

or related fields.

The ability of an applicant to complement and extend the existing research

strengths of the department will be an important factor in selection. A

Ph.D. or equivalent in Mathematics or related field is required. The

positions are available as of September 1, 2004. Salary will be commensurate

with experience.

Applicants should submit a vita, two letters of recommendation and selected

reprints, before July 1, to:

Director, Departamento de Ingenieria Matematica, Universidad de Concepcion,

Casilla 160-C, Concepcion, Chile

For further information contact Prof. G. Gatica at ggatica@ing-mat.udec.cl

or visit the department web site at http://www.ing-mat.udec.cl/

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From: Peter Fiske <peterfiske@raptindustries.com>

Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 00:09:02 +0000

**Subject: Staff Position at RAPT Industries**

Position Title: Mathematician/Software Engineer

Description: RAPT Industries, a well-funded small technology company based in

Livermore, California is searching for a candidate to fill the above position

in their Freeport, PA office (Pittsburgh area). The successful applicant will

be primarily involved in developing mathematical models and control algorithms

in support of our efforts to develop commercial applications for our novel

processes.

Requirements: Advanced degree in applied mathematics, operations research and

engineering, computer science or related field with strong interest and

experience in developing advanced mathematical algorithms and applying them

to real-world physical processes. Experience modeling physical systems is

valuable. Applicant should be able to demonstrate competence and experience

in the following areas:

- Algorithm development and prototyping in MATLAB

- Finite element modeling techniques

- Linear algebra, optimization, sparse matrices, and numerical methods

- Statistical estimation theory (e.g., maximum likelihood,

Wiener filtering, etc.)

- Deconvolution in the presence of noise and uncertainty

- Software design and development (C++ preferred)

Salary: This is a senior level position and salary will be commensurate with

experience. Compensation includes stock option package.

Benefits: Excellent medical, dental and disability. 401k program with

matching. Relocation allowance.

More details can be found at http://www.raptindustries.com/appliedmathposting/

We also welcome you to refer this advertisement to any of your colleagues who

might be interested in this position.

------------------------------

From: Christian Wagner <drchristian.wagner@nexgo.de>

Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 14:15:45 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Staff Position at Eurohypo AG, Frankfurt**

Eurohypo AG is Europes leading specialist for real estate and public

sector finance with an opportunity available with the Credit Risk

Analytics & Instruments group in Frankfurt.

Quantitative Credit Risk Analyst (Mathematical Modeler)

This position will be responsible for the development of credit risk

models and methodologies. This will include rating/scoring models for

the analysis of the credit-worthiness of corporate and personal clients

as well as portfolio models for the calculation of Expected Loss and

Economic Capital (VaR).

The candidate should have an excellent degree in mathematics or a related

field and a demonstrated ability to independent and creative project

work, e.g. through a PhD. Solid experience in an advanced programming

language (C, C++, Java) or a statistical software package (SAS, S-plus,

SPSS) is important. Good working knowledge of the German and English

language is essential.

Team players with the motivation and drive to solve real-world

mathematical problems and to introduce the resulting models in our

organisation are encouraged to send an application with CV (German or

English) via email or regular mail to:

Joerg Erlebach (joerg.erlebach@eurohypo.com)

Eurohypo AG

Junghofstrasse 5-7

D-60311 Frankfurt, Germany

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From: Alice Baker <mclauj3@rpi.edu>

Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 14:05:11 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute**

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce the availability

of a postdoctoral position in applied mathematics and/or mechanical

engineering with emphasis on theoretical results and/or algorithm development

for elastography problems. The position is anticipated to begin as soon

as possible.

The position is for one year, renewable for an additional year.

Travel support to attend conferences will be provided.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita,

a description of research interests, and three letters of recommendation

sent directly to

Alice Baker

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY 12180

Inquires should be sent to Professor Joyce McLaughlin,

<mailto:mclauj@rpi.edu>mclauj@rpi.edu or Professor Antoinette

Maniatty, <mailto:maniaa@rpi.edu>maniaa@rpi.edu.

Review of applications will begin one month after the posting of this

announcement and will continue until the position is filled.

------------------------------

From: Science Direct <sciencedirect@prod.lexis-nexis.com>

Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 07:06:19 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Linear Algebra and its Applications Volume 384, (1 June 2004)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The common invariant subspace problem: an approach via Grobner bases,

Pages 1-7

Donu Arapura and Chris Peterson

Bicircular projections on some matrix and operator spaces, Pages 9-20

L. L. Stacho and B. Zalar

Stieltjes continued fraction and QD algorithm: scalar, vector, and matrix cases,

Pages 21-42

Jeannette Van Iseghem

A system of matrix equations and a linear matrix equation over arbitrary

regular rings with identity, Pages 43-54

Qing-Wen Wang

On the graded identities and cocharacters of the algebra of 3 x 3 matrices,

Pages 55-75

Daniela La Mattina

Tridiagonal normal forms for orthogonal similarity classes of symmetric

matrices, Pages 77-84

Dragomir . okovi and Kaiming Zhao

Inertia sets of two classes of symmetric sign patterns, Pages 85-95

Yanling Shao, Liang Sun and Yubin Gao

Linear preservers of rank permutability, Pages 97-108

Anna A. Alieva and Alexander E. Guterman

Probabilistic analysis of complex Gaussian elimination without pivoting,

Pages 109-134

Man-Chung Yeung

-solutions to linear systems over , Pages 135-154

Pilar Pison-Casares and Alberto Vigneron-Tenorio

Sharp lower bounds on the Laplacian eigenvalues of trees, Pages 155-169

Kinkar Ch. Das

Elasticities of Krull domains with finite divisor class group, Pages 171-185

K. Kattchee

Quadratic Gauss sums on matrices, Pages 187-198

Mitsuru Kuroda

Complementary basic matrices, Pages 199-206

Miroslav Fiedler

On formal solutions to matrix version of a reduced Kac-van Moerbeke equation,

Pages 207-214

David Bradshow and Alexander Tovbis

Darboux transformation and perturbation of linear functionals, Pages 215-242

M. I. Bueno and F. Marcellan

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From: Chi-Wang Shu <shu@smtp.dam.brown.edu>

Date: Sun, 2 May 2004 17:02:42 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing**

Journal of Scientific Computing

Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers

http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/0885-7474

Volume 20, Number 3, June 2004

Nonet-Cartesian Grid Method for Shock Flow Computations

K. Li and Z.-N. Wu, pp.303-329.

Adaptive Iteration to Steady State of Flow Problems

K. Hornell and P. Lotstedt, pp.331-354.

Spectral Discretizations of the Stokes Equations with Non

Standard Boundary Conditions

J.M. Bernard, pp.355-377.

Simulation Study of Aspects of the Classical Hydrogen Atom

Interacting with Electromagnetic Radiation: Elliptical Orbits

D.C. Cole and Y. Zou, pp.379-404

Unstructured Grid-Based Discontinuous Galerkin Method for

Broadband Electromagnetic Simulations

A.V. Kabakian, V. Shankar and W.F. Hall, pp.405-431.

Parameter Optimization and Reduction of Round Off Error

for the Gegenbauer Reconstruction Method

A. Gelb, pp.433-459.

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From: Elias Lipitakis <eal@aueb.gr>

Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 13:52:22 +0300

**Subject: Contents, HERMIS Journal**

Journal: HERMIS- An International Journal of

Computer Mathematics and its Applications

Volume: 4

Date: May 2004

TABLE OF CONTENTS

T. Y. Hou, H. Kim, B. Rozovskii and H.-M. Zhou

Wiener chaos expansions and numerical solutions randomly

forced equations of fluid mechanics

1--14

K. Zhang, F. Sun, M.S. Waterman and T. Chen

Dynamic programming algorithms for partitioning sequence

variation in human chromosomes

15--26

V. Korneev, U. Langer and L. Xanthis

Fast adaptive domain decomposition algorithms for hp-discretizations

of 2D and 3D elliptic equations: recent advances

27--44

A. S. Fokas and V. Marinakis

Reconstruction algorithm for the Brain Imaging Techniques of

PET and SPECT

45--62

T. E. Tezduyar

Finite element computational methods for moving boundaries

and interfaces

63--88

T. Yabe

Challenge of CIP as a universal solver for solid, liquid and gas

89--108

D. K. Gartling

Finite element solution methods for electromagnetics

109--120

Ming Yu and Jian Ren

A shock capturing method on divergent detonation in

condensed explosives

121--130

J.W.P. Ng and A. Manikas

A Space-Diffused Spatial-Temporal ARray (STAR) Receiver for

DS-CDMA System

131--152

D.A. Karras and R.C. Papademetriou

Wavelet based low error probability digital image watermarking

by integrating spread spectrum modulation techniques

153--162

J. Kontos, I. Malagardi and J. Peros

The Simulation subsystem of the AROMA system

163--174

G. Spyrou, K. Koufopoulos, S. Vassilaros and P. Ligomenides

Computer Aided Image Analysis and Classification Schemes for

the Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

175--182

I.C. Demetriou and E.A. Lipitakis

Quadratic Programming Methods for Least Squares Data Fitting by

Nonnegative Differences

183--198

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From: Peter Olver <olver@math.umn.edu>

Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 15:55:33 -0500

**Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics**

Volume 4 Number 2 of Foundations of Computational Mathematics is now

available on the SpringerLink web site at http://springerlink.metapress.com.

Tractability of Approximation for Weighted Korobov Spaces on Classical

and Quantum Computers

by Erich Novak, Ian H. Sloan, Henryk Wozniakowski

p. 121

Rigorous Numerics for Dissipative Partial Differential Equations II.

Periodic Orbit for the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky PDE A Computer-Assisted Proof

by Piotr Zgliczynski

p. 157

A Variational Complex for Difference Equations

by Peter E. Hydon, Elizabeth L. Mansfield

p. 187

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

Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 14:59:49 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents: Constructive Approximation**

Constructive Approximation

Vol. 20 No. 3 2004

Table of Contents

"Pairs of Dual Wavelet Frames from Any Two Refinable Funtions"

I. Daubechies and B. Han

Pages 325-352

"Matrix Christoffel Functions"

A.J. Duran and B. Polo

Pages 353-376

"On the Zeros of Orthogonal Polynomials: The Elliptic Case"

F. Peherstorfer

Pages 377-396

"Normal Multiresolution Approximation of Curves"

I Daubechies, O. Runborg, and W. Sweldens

Pages 399-463

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From: Nina Shokina <shokina@hlrs.de>

Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 10:36:24 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Technologies**

Contents

Journal of Computational Technologies

Volume 8

Special Issue: Proceedings of the Russian-German Advanced Research Workshop

on Computer Science and High Performance Computing

Part 1, 2003

Shokin Y.I. Introduction, Pages 3 - 4

Shokin Y.I., Chubarov L.B. Information and telecommunication systems for

emergency management, Pages 5 - 26

Resch M. High performance computing in engineering and science, Pages 27

- 43

Shaydurov V.V., Rude U., Kireev I.V. Completely splitting method for the

Navier-Stokes problem, Pages 44 - 66

Kuropatenko V.F. Methods of shock wave calculation, Pages 67 - 81

Lang U. Distributed and collaborative visualization of simulation

results, Pages 82 - 96

Moskvichev V.V. Safety problems of technical objects, Pages 97 - 105

Pagella A., Rist U. Direct numerical simulations of shock-boundary layer

interaction at M=6, Pages 106 - 123

Rychkov A.D., Shokina N.Y. Mathematical models of filtration combustion

and their applications, Pages 124 - 144

Sofronov I.D. Computer simulation at VNIIEF, Pages 145 - 152

Part 2

Fedoruk M.P. Mathematical modeling of optical communication lines with

dispersion,

Pages 3 - 17

Frank A.M. Method of particles for simulation of incompressible flows

with free surface, Pages 18 - 32

Golushko S.K. Direct and inverse problems of mechanics of composites,

Pages 33 - 52

Grigoryev Y.N., Gorobchuk A.G. Numerical simulation of plasma-chemical

reactors, Pages 53 - 73

Holtwick S., Ruder H. Simulation of diesel-injection with smoothed

particle hydrodynamics, Pages 74 - 86

Laevsky Y.M. Some features of modern computational mathematics: problems

and new generation of algorithms, Pages 87 - 100

Zeiser T., Durst F. Efficient Flow Simulation on High Performance

Computers, Pages 101 - 120

Part 3

Afanasiev K.E., Stukolov S.V. Simulation of problems with free surfaces

by a boundary element method, Pages 3 - 33

Goede E. Simulation and optimisation for hydro power, Pages 34 - 42

Gorshkov V.V. The analysis of behaviour of multilayered conic shells on

the basis of nonclassical models, Pages 43 - 50

Huber N.A. Simulation of the motion and heating of an irregular plasma,

Pages 51 - 58

Kroener D. Numerics and simulations for convection dominated problems,

Pages 59 - 71

Styvrin A.V. Modified finite volume method for calculation of oceanic

waves on unstructured grids, Pages 72 - 76

Mix H., Nagel W.E. Performance aspects on high performance computers -

from microprocessors to highly parallel SMP systems, Pages 77 - 84

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