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From: Jesse Barlow <barlow@cse.psu.edu>

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 22:01:08 -0400

**Subject: Reminder, Householder Symposium Abstracts**

HOUSEHOLDER SYMPOSIUM XVI -- Reminder

Please submit your abstracts to the Householder Symposium by November 1

for full consideration.

http://www.cse.psu.edu/~zha/householder

The Householder Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held May

23-27, 2005 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion,

Pennsylvania, http://www.7springs.com/. The resort is located about one

hour (by car) southeast of Pittsburgh.

The Program Committee welcomes your contribution. The meeting facility

holds only 125 people, however, so attendance may need to be limited.

We are seeking funding to provide financial assistance to recent PhDs

and others who might need it. For full consideration, the committee must

receive your abstract by 1 November 2004. Information concerning the

application process may be found at the URL listed above. Please use

the format provided at the Conference Website

http://www.cse.psu.edu/~zha/householder.

The committee expects to complete the list of attendees and scheduled

presentations by 7 January 2005.

After reading the files in the Conference Website, if you have any

questions

about local arrangements, please contact the local arrangements

committee at householder2005@cse.psu.edu or hh2005@cse.psu.edu.

Local Arrangements Committee:

Jesse Barlow (Penn State University)

Hongyuan Zha (Penn State University)

Daniel Szyld (Temple University )

Other questions can be directed to house-request@cs.cornell.edu

The Program Committee consists of

Angelika Bunse-Gerstner (Bremen)

Tony Chan (UCLA)

Alan Edelman (MIT)

Nick Higham (University of Manchester)

Roy Mathias (College of William and Mary)

Dianne O'Leary (University of Maryland)

Michael Overton (New York University)

Henk van der Vorst (Utrecht)

Paul Van Dooren (Louvain-la-Neuve)

Charles Van Loan (Chair, Cornell University)

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From: Gene Golub <gene.golub@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 15:11:43 -0700

**Subject: Stanford Technical Reports**

Colleagues,

Here are some reports you might find of interest.

They are located at

http://sccm.stanford.edu/wrap/publications.html.

Best regards,

Gene

SCCM-04-15

Arnoldi-type algorithms for computing stationary distribution vectors,

with application to PageRank, Gene H. Golub, Chen Greif

SCCM-04-14

A Class of Nonsymmetric Preconditioners for Saddle Point Problems,

Mike A. Botchev, Gene H. Golub

SCCM-04-13

Multidimensional Integral Inversion, with Applications in Shape

Reconstruction, Annie Cuyt, Gene H. Golub, Peyman Milanfar, Brigitte Verdonk

SCCM-04-12

Integrative analysis of genome-scale data using pseudoinverse

projection predicts novel correlation between DNA replication and RNA

transcription, Orly Alter, Gene H. Golub

SCCM-04-11

Superlinear Convergence of a Preconditioned Iterative Method for the

Convection-Diffusion Equation, Daniele Bertaccini, Gene H. Golub,

Stefano Serra-Capizzano

SCCM-04-10

Regularized Total Least Squares Based on Quadratic Eigenvalue Problem

Solvers, Diana Sima, Sabine Van Huffel, Gene H. Golub

SCCM-04-09

Some Observations on Local Least Squares, Richard H. Bartels, Gene H.

Golub, Faramarz F. Samavati

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From: Leo Franca <lfranca@math.cudenver.edu>

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:23:57 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: New Book on Finite Element Methods**

A new book on Finite Elements has been published:

Finite Element Methods: 1970's and beyond

by L.P. Franca, T.E. Tezduyar and A. Masud (eds.)

2004, CIMNE, ISBN: 84-95999-49-8

The book contains survey and current articles on:

structural mechanics, time-integration methods,

stabilized methods, fluid mechanics and iterative

and parallel computing methods.

The articles are written by former graduate students,

collaborators and colleagues of Tom Hughes.

The volume is dedicated to Tom Hughes on the occasion

of his 60th birthday.

For more information please refer to:

http://www.cimne.com/tiendaCIMNE/ProdutosCon.asp?id_prod=1049

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From: Thanh-Ha.Lethi@springer-sbm.com

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:18:21 +0200

**Subject: New Book on Domain Decomposition Methods**

Andrea Toselli, Olof Widlund "Domain Decomposition Methods - Algorithms and

Theory" - Springer Series in Computational Mathematics Vol. 34, XV, 450 pp.

ISBN 3-540-20696-5, Springer-Verlag, October 2004

The purpose of this text is to offer a comprehensive and self-contained

presentation of some of the most successful and popular domain decomposition

preconditioners for finite and spectral element approximations of partial

differential equations. Strong emphasis is placed on both algorithmic and

mathematical aspects. Some important methods such FETI and balancing

Neumann-Neumann methods and algorithms for spectral element methods, not

treated previously in any monograph, are covered in detail.

For further details, please contact

Dr. Martin Peters

Excutive Mathematics Editor

Springer

Tiergartenstrasse 17

D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany

Email: Martin.Peters@springer-sbm.com

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From: Joanna Littleton <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:02:01 -0400

**Subject: Nominations for SIAM Prizes**

MOSER LECTURE

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems Jurgen Moser Lecture

The SIAG/DS Moser Lecture

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at the SIAM

Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, May 22-26, 2005.

The prize is awarded to a person who has made distinguished contributions to

nonlinear science. The term "nonlinear science" is used in the spirit of the

SIAG/DS meetings; specifically it includes dynamical systems theory and its

applications as well as experiments and computations/simulations.

Members of the selection committee are: Mark Levi (Chair), Pennsylvania State

University; G. Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh; Jerrold E. Marsden,

California Institute of Technology; David Ruelle, IHES, France; C. Eugene Wayne,

Boston University.

WILKINSON PRIZE

The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

The James H. Wilkinson Prize will be awarded at the 2005 SIAM Annual

Meeting to be held July 11-15, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The prize, established in 1979, is awarded every four years for research

in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing

during the six years preceding the award. The purpose of the prize is to

stimulate younger contributors and to help them in their careers.

Members of the selection committee are: Thomas Y. Hou (Chair), California

Institute of Technology; Clint Dawson, University of Texas at Austin; and

Howard Elman, University of Maryland at College Park.

CRAWFORD PRIZE

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems J. D. Crawford Prize

The SIAG/DS Crawford Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems will present the award at the SIAM

Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems at Snowbird, May 22-26, 2005.

The prize is awarded for recent outstanding work on a topic in dynamical systems

and nonlinear science. The research of the candidate must contain significant

contributions to the field of nonlinear science, as evidenced by papers published

in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within the four

calendar years preceding the award date. The term "nonlinear science" is used

in the spirit of the SIAG/DS meetings; specifically it includes dynamical systems

theory and its applications as well as experiments and computations/simulations.

Members of the selection committee are: Edgar Knobloch (Chair), University of

Leeds, UK; Yannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University; Kenneth Showalter, West

Virginia University; Andrew Stuart, University of Warwick, UK; and Marcelo

Viana, Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Brazil.

NOMINATIONS

A letter of nomination, including a description of the work, should be sent

by NOVEMBER 15, 2004, to:

J. M. Littleton

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

E-mail: littleton@siam.org

Telephone: 215-382-9800

Fax: 215-386-7999

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From: Heather Tewkesbury <heather@smithinst.co.uk>

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 17:57:12 +0100

**Subject: Workshop in Eindhoven on Complexity at the Molecular Level**

Expressions of interest are now invited for the NETIAM workshop "Complexity

at the Molecular Level" being held in Eindhoven, Netherlands on 2nd & 3rd

December 2004.

This workshop will identify new and emerging areas in which

multidisciplinary approaches can provide understanding of the behaviour of

materials based on modelling at a molecular scale. Crystalline solids are

quite well understood at the atomistic level and there is much

well-developed molecular modelling of polymers, but the complexity of

proteins, and of interfaces, at the molecular level both present current

challenges.

Further details are available at

http://www.smithinst.ac.uk/Events/Eindhoven, including a registration page,

or you can email the organisers, Prof Bob Mattheij (r.m.m.mattheij@TUE.nl)

and Dr David Allwright (david@smithinst.co.uk) to express interest in

participating. Please include a short summary of your research interests and

related publications. This event is free to attend.

NETIAM (New and Emerging Themes in Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is a

series of workshops supported by the NEST (New and Emerging Science and

Technology) initiative of the European Commission's Framework Programme 6.

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From: Weimin Han <whan@math.uiowa.edu>

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 14:14:35 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Iowa**

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa invites

applications for the following positions:

(i) A tenure-track assistant professorship, starting

in August 2005, in the area, broadly defined, of computational and

mathematical biology. Selection will be based on evidence of

outstanding research accomplishments or potential and excellent teaching.

(ii) A tenure-track assistant professorship, starting

in August 2005, in the areas, broadly defined, of algebraic geometry

and geometric analysis. Selection will be based on evidence of

outstanding research accomplishments or potential and excellent teaching.

(iii) One or more three-year visiting assistant

professorships starting in August 2005. These positions are open as to

research area but preference will be given to applicants whose

scholarly activity is of particular interest to current faculty

members. Selection will be based on excellent research accomplishments

or potential, and excellent teaching. These positions carry a reduced

teaching load.

(iv) One or more visiting positions for all or part of

the 2005-2006 academic year. Preference will be given to applicants

whose scholarly activity is of particular interest to current faculty

members. Selection will be based on research expertise and teaching

ability. Assignment to rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required for these positions. Screening of

applications will begin January 3, 2005. Applications will be accepted

until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application,

a completed AMS cover sheet, a complete vita, a research statement and

a statement of teaching philosophy. Also have three letters of

recommendation sent. Please indicate in your application the position

or positions for which you are applying. Materials should be sent to:

Professor David Manderscheid, Chair

Department of Mathematics

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1419

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly

encouraged. For further information about the Department see

www.math.uiowa.edu <http://www.math.uiowa.edu/> .

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From: Sue Shogren <LS-Shogren@wiu.edu>

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:24:38 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Western Illinois University**

Two TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS, Assistant Professor, August 2005.

One position in Applied Mathematics; one position in Statistics with a

preference for Applied Statistics. Applicants with interest in an

ongoing revision of our master?s degree program are encouraged to apply.

Teaching with appropriate integration of computing technology, research,

and service expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD; Demonstrated, or potential for, excellence in

teaching; a record of, or potential for, research; a record of, or

commitment to, service.

SCREENING BEGINS December 15, 2004; continues until positions are

filled. Preliminary interviews at the Atlanta Joint Meeting.

Send letter, vita, teaching philosophy, research description, three

reference letters, and transcripts (photocopies) to:

Iraj Kalantari, Chair

Mathematics Department

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL 61455-1390

URL: http://www.wiu.edu/mathematics/

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that

spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a

broad spectrum of people, including minorities, women, and persons with

disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex,

race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national

origin, disability, or veteran status.

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From: R. Melnik <rmelnik@wlu.ca>

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:29:22 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Positions at Laurier Univesity, Waterloo, Canada**

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Applied Mathematics.

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

The areas of particular interest include computational PDEs, modelling,

simulation and control of physical and biological systems. The positions

are at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2005.

Deadline for applications is November 19, 2004, but applications

received after this date may be considered until all positions are

filled. To apply, please see at

http://www.mmcs.wlu.ca/tenure_track2004.html and follow exactly the

procedure underlined there.

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From: Peter Moore <pmoore@mail.smu.edu>

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 08:16:12 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Position at Southern Methodist University**

Southern Methodist University

Dedman College

Department of Mathematics

Applications are invited for one tenure-track assistant professor

position to begin in the fall semester of 2005. Applicants must have a

Ph.D., provide evidence of outstanding research, and have a strong

commitment to teaching at all levels. The Department of Mathematics'

active doctoral program is in computational and applied mathematics.

Current research includes numerical analysis of ordinary and partial

differential equations, mathematical software, dynamical systems, fluid

dynamics, nonlinear optics, and mathematical biology. Applications in

all areas of computational and applied mathematics are encouraged. Visit

http://www.smu.edu/math for more information about the department.

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list

of publications, and a research and teaching statement to: The Faculty

Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist

University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas 75275-0156. Applicants must

also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be forwarded to the

Faculty Search Committee. The Search Committee can be contacted by

sending e-mail to mathsearch@mail.smu.edu. [Tel: (214) 768-2452; Fax:

(214) 768-2355]

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be

postmarked by January 7, 2005, but the committee will continue to accept

applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify

applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,

national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status. SMU is also

committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

For more information about the position see http://www.smu.edu/math

Deadline for applications: January 7, 2005.

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From: William Dai <dai@lanl.gov>

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:17:21 -0600

**Subject: Staff Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory**

The High-Performance Computing Environments Group at Los Alamos National

Lab has an opening (staff member), and the following is the job announcement.

http://www.hr.lanl.gov/JPS/SingleJobAd.asp?ReqNumber=209138&ReqScope=

INTERNAL%2FEXTERNAL&ReqTitle=STAFF+MEMBER&JobType=UC&JobReopened=N

People with experience in parallel algorithms are encouraged to apply

for the position.

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From: Arvid Naess <arvidn@math.ntnu.no>

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 16:19:18 +0200

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology**

PhD OR POST DOC POSITION AT CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AT THE NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY

OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Potential candidates for a PhD or Post Doc position at the Centre of

Excellence for Ships and Ocean Structures at the Norwegian University of

Science and Technology are cordially invited to submit their expression of

interest. Further information will then be provided. The centre web site:

www.cesos.ntnu.no

The ideal candidate is one with a good background in numerical analysis,

hydrodynamics or structural analysis and with a desire to participate in the

development of methods for stochastic response analysis of structures

subjected to the ocean environment. Therefore, potential candidates should

know the essentials of random vibration theory.

With kind regards,

Arvid Naess

arvidn@math.ntnu.no

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

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 10:36:27 +0200

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at CERMICS, ENPC, France**

Applications are invited for a one-year postdoctoral position at the

CERMICS Laboratory of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees near

Paris (http://cermics.enpc.fr) in the field of Numerical Hydraulics.

The position is offered in partnership with the French Technical Center

for River and Maritime Studies (CETMEF) which aims, among others, at

developping simulation tools to better understand and eventually predict

flood propagation, river flow dynamics and wave phenomena in harbours

and along coasts. The numerical modelling of such phenomena poses

serious difficulties related to spatial heterogeneities, wave

propagation and free boundary tracking. The goal of the postdoctoral

research is to investigate Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) space finite

element techniques with time-marching schemes to tackle wave propagation

problems relevant to hydraulics. Mathematical analysis and numerical

simulation are expected.

The candidate should have, or be about to receive, a PhD in the field of

applied mathematics with a background in finite element or finite

volume methods and a relevant experience in computer programming. Some

background in hydraulics or fluid mechanics is an important asset.

Working language can be French or English.

The position will be for twelve months starting in January 2005. The

postdoctoral fellowship is approximately 1800 euros/month net and

includes basic health insurance. The candidate will be hosted by the

Fluid Mechanics group (cermics.enpc.fr/equipes/mecflu.html) and will

interact with the Caiman project

(http://www.inria.fr/recherche/equipes/caiman.fr.html).

Candidates should submit by e-mail (pdf format preferred) or by post:

(i) a cover letter in support of the application, (ii) a curriculum

vitae with a list of publications, (iii) at least one publication, (iv)

the name and address of at least two references.

The material should be sent by November 30, 2004 to Prof. Alexandre Ern,

ern@cermics.enpc.fr. [Postal address: A. Ern, CERMICS, ENPC, 6 et 8,

avenue Blaise Pascal, F-77455 Marne la Vallee cedex 2, France]

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From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@math.kent.edu>

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:03:43 -0400

**Subject: Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis**

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),

vol. 17, 2004 (incomplete). ETNA is available at http://etna.mcs.kent.edu

and at several mirror sites.

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

Index.

P. J. Psarrakos, On the estimation of the q-numerical range of monic

matrix polynomials, pp. 1-10.

P. Junghanns and A. Rogozhin, Collocation methods for Cauchy singular

integral equations on the interval, pp. 11-75.

M. Gu and L. Miranian, Strong rank revealing Cholesky factorization,

pp. 76-92.

M. G. Armentan and R. G. Durán, Asymptotic lower bounds for eigenvalues

by nonconforming finite element methods, pp. 93-101.

G. Alefeld, A. Frommer, G. Heindl and J. Mayer, On the existence theorems

of Kantorovich, Miranda and Borsuk, pp. 102-111.

J. Zhao, Convergence of V-cycle and F-cycle multigrid methods for the

biharmonic problem using the Morley element, pp. 112-132.

K. Atkinson, Quadrature of singular integrands over surfaces, pp. 133-150.

C. He, B. Meini, N.H. Rhee and K. Sohraby, A quadratically convergent

Bernoulli-like algorithm for solving matrix polynomial equations in

Markov chains, pp. 151-167.

M. Hegland, O. M. Nielsen and Z. Shen, Multidimensional smoothing using

hyperbolic interpolatory wavelets, pp. 168-180.

M. J. Gander, A frequency decomposition waveform relaxation algorithm

for semilinear evolution equations, pp. 181-194.

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),

vol. 18, 2004 (incomplete). This is the 10th anniversary volume. ETNA is

available at http://etna.mcs.kent.edu and at several mirror sites.

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

Index.

A. Boettcher, Transient behavior of powers and exponentials of large

Toeplitz matrices, pp. 1-41.

S. C. Brenner, Discrete Sobolev and Poincare inequalities for piecewise

polynomial functions, pp. 42-48.

D. Bertaccini, Efficient preconditioning for sequences of parametric

complex symmetric linear systems, pp. 49-64.

B. Shekhtman, On Hermite Interpolation in R_d, pp. 65-72.

L. Cvetkovic, V. Kostic and R. S. Varga, A new Geršhgorin-type eigenvalue

inclusion set, pp. 73-80.

A. Greenbaum, Some theoretical results derived from polynomial numerical

hulls of Jordan blocks, pp. 81-90.

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