- Today's Editor:
- Tamara G. Kolda
- Sandia National Labs
- tgkolda@sandia.gov

- COAP Best Paper Prize
- Seeking photos of Gene Golub
- UF Sparse Matrix Collection now supports Matrix Market format
- Infinity Computer: Patent and Book
- Complex Systems in Biomedicine
- Monographs in Computational Science and Engineering
- PDP 2007: 2nd CFP and extended deadline
- OPEN POSITION Software for Numerical Linear Algebra
- High Performance Computing Position at the University of Auckland
- Postdoctoral position in numerical modelling at Manchester
- Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
- Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys., Vol 1, No. 3, 2006
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From: William Hager <hager@math.ufl.edu>

Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 14:10:37 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: COAP Best Paper Prize**

The award for the best paper appearing in the journal Computational

Optimization and Applications in 2005 goes to J. A. J. Hall and

K. I. M. McKinnon for their paper entitled "Hyper-sparsity in the Revised

Simplex Method and How to Exploit It," COAP, 32 (2005), pp.259-283.

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From: "Dianne O'Leary" <oleary@cs.umd.edu>

Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 13:37:33 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Seeking photos of Gene Golub**

In honor of Gene Golub's 75th birthday next February, we are compiling

a collection of photographs, some of which will be included in a volume

of his selected works, due at Oxford University Press this month.

If you have a photo suitable for the collection, and are willing to

have it considered for publication in the book, please send it to

oleary@cs.umd.edu (electronic format), including a caption indicating

who took the photo, where and when it was taken, and the names of those

in the picture.

Thanks much.

Raymond Chan

Chen Greif

Dianne O'Leary

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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 20:44:11 -0400

**Subject: UF Sparse Matrix Collection now supports Matrix Market format**

The UF Sparse Matrix Collection contains 1377 matrices

from a wide range of applications. For easier access for

programs in languages other than Fortran or MATLAB, the

collection is now available in the Matrix Market format,

described at http://math.nist.gov/MatrixMarket . The matrices

are still available via MATLAB, and in the Harwell/Boeing format.

Tim Davis, Univ of Florida, davis at cise.ufl.edu

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/matrices

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From: "Yaroslav D. Sergeyev" <yaro@si.deis.unical.it>

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 13:03:48 +0200

**Subject: Infinity Computer: Patent and Book**

1. The patent:

Prof. Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, University of Calabria, Italy, has filed an

international patent "Computer system for storing infinite,

infinitesimal, and finite quantities and executing arithmetical

operations with them" describing the Infinity Computer.

The Infinity Computer technology has been used to simulate the first

prototype of the Infinity Calculator able to execute arithmetical

operations with numbers having finite parts and/or infinitesimal and

infinite parts of different orders.

Additional information can be found at http://www.theinfinitycomputer.com

2. The book: Sergeyev Ya.D., ARITHMETIC OF INFINITY, Edizioni

Orizzonti Meridionali, 2003.

The book presents a new type of arithmetic that allows us to represent

infinite and infinitesimal numbers by a finite number of symbols and to

execute arithmetical operations with them in the same manner as we are

used to do with finite ones. The problem of infinity is considered in a

coherent way different from those proposed by Georg Cantor, Abraham

Robinson, and John Conway. The book does not describes how to construct

the Infinity Computer, this is done in the patent.

From the methodological point of view, the principle of Ancient Greeks

'The part is less than the whole' is adopted and applied to all

quantities (finite, infinite, and infinitesimal) and to all sets and

processes (finite and infinite). The new positional system with the

infinite radix introduced in the book allows one to consider infinite,

finite, and infinitesimal numbers as particular cases of a unique

framework. The new viewpoint gives detailed answers to many questions

and paradoxes regarding infinite and infinitesimal quantities.

Particularly, applications of the new approach to limit theory, measure

theory, and set theory are given. The main difference of the new

approach with respect to non-standard analysis theories is its strong

computational character opening new interesting perspectives for the

theory of computations.

The book is mainly addressed to mathematicians, computer scientists,

philosophers, physicists, and students. However, it is written in a

popular way in order to allow any person having a high school education

and interests in the foundations of these sciences to understand it easily.

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From: "Bonadei, Francesca" <Francesca.Bonadei@springer.com>

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 11:24:48 +0200

**Subject: Complex Systems in Biomedicine**

Springer is glad to inform you of the publication of the following book:

Complex Systems in Biomedicine

Quarteroni, Alfio; Formaggia, Luca; Veneziani, Alessandro (Eds.)

2006, Approx. 320 p., Hardcover

ISBN: 88-470-0394-6

A description can be found at:

http://www.springer.com/east/home/generic/search/results?SGWID=5-40109-2

2-72045141-0

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From: "Peters, Martin, Springer DE" <Martin.Peters@springer.com>

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 10:51:14 +0200

**Subject: Monographs in Computational Science and Engineering**

In order to complete the range of the publishing program in CSE,

Springer-Verlag is going to launch the series "Monographs in

Computational Science and Engineering". The first volume will be

"Computing the Electrical Activity in the Human Heart" by Joakim

Sundnes, Glenn Lines, Xing Cai, Bjørn Fredrik Nielsen, Kent-Andre

Mardal and Aslak Tveito, all of SIMULA Research Laboratory

www.simula.no . More info: http://www.springer.com/3-540-33432-7 .

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From: "Pasqua D'Ambra" <pasqua.dambra@na.icar.cnr.it>

Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 10:40:19 +0200

**Subject: PDP 2007: 2nd CFP and extended deadline**

PDP 2007:

2nd Call for Papers - Extended Deadline

15th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed

and Network-based Processing (PDP 2007)

Naples, Italy, February 7-9, 2007

http://www.pdp2007.it

The Fifteen Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based

Processing covers all the fields of high-performance computing, from advances

in scientific and engineering applications to new proposals in programming and

problem solving environments, models, languages and architectures. The

conference provides a forum for presentation of all the issues related to

parallel, distributed and network computing.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words

in length and including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate an anonymous

reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title

and abstract. Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Best papers will be selected for special issues of Elsevier Journal of Systems

Architecture and InderScience International Journal of Computational Science

and Engineering. Details for submission of papers are available at

http://www.pdp2007.it/sub.html

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

- Advanced Applications

- Network-based and Internet-based Computing

- Models and Tools for Programming Environments

- Distributed Systems

- Languages, Compilers and Runtime Support Systems

- Parallel Computer Systems

The scope of PDP 2007 is further expanded with additional themes

emphasized by the following special sessions:

- Next Generation of Web Computing

- Parallel and Distributed Image Processing, Video Processing, and Multimedia

- Pervasive Computing Environments and Services

- Multi-Agent and Bio-Inspired Algorithms and Applications for Distributed

Systems

- Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Peer-to-peer environments

IMPORTANT DATES

- Paper Submission June 23, 2006 (extended deadline)

- Acceptance notification September 29, 2006

- Camera-ready version October 27, 2006

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Pasqua D'Ambra and Mario R. Guarracino

ICAR-CNR, High Performance Computing and Networking Institute at Naples

National Research Council, Italy

ORGANISING CHAIRS

Gennaro Della Vecchia, ICAR-CNR

Daniela di Serafino, Second University of Naples

Ivana Marra, ICAR-CNR

Francesca Perla, University of Naples "Parthenope"

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From: "Jack Dongarra" <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 12:49:58 -0400

**Subject: OPEN POSITION Software for Numerical Linear Algebra **

OPEN POSITION Software for Numerical Linear Algebra

Inquiries should be directed to: http://icl.cs.utk.edu/employment/job.html

The Innovative Computing Lab (ICL, http://icl.cs.utk.edu/) of the University

of Tennessee is looking for a bright, motivated person to join as a staff

researcher. The applicant would be expected to join existing projects in

computational science, as well as showing initiative in pursuing new

research directions. Current computational science projects in ICL address

the integration of numerical algorithms and state-of-the-art hardware, with

an emphasis on distributed computing and performance optimization.

The position involves numerical linear algebra (dense, sparse, direct, and

iterative methods), numerical analysis and scientific programming. Proven

experience with C and/or Fortran derivatives (such as C++, Java, Fortran

95), parallel architectures and algorithms as well as performance

optimization is also desired.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are mandatory. A willingness

to participate in a highly diverse, multi-disciplinary environment is also

essential.

Degree requirements: (1) Ph.D. in Computer Sciences or related area with

demonstrable background in numerical mathematics, in particular linear

system solving and eigenvalue calculations; or (2) M.S. in Computer Sciences

and 3-5 years relevant research or work experience.

Additional benefits of the position include a competitive salary, travel

opportunities, access to state-of-the-art computational facilities

(including both parallel architectures and high-performance workstations),

and collaborative research opportunities in a very active research program

in advanced scientific computing.

Salary: $40,000 - $60,000/year, depending on experience.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jack Dongarra,

dongarra@cs.utk.edu or at the address below:

Jack Dongarra

1122 Volunteer Blvd Suite 413

Computer Science Department

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996-3450

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From: Travis Austin <t.austin@auckland.ac.nz>

Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 14:12:06 +1200

**Subject: High Performance Computing Position at the University of Auckland**

The Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland requires a

developer who is experienced in high performance numerical computing

software development to help with specification, implementation and

documentation of core software components for finite element methods,

mathematical operators and numerical analysis.

Development will involve Fortran95/2003, C/C++ and Python and

distributed memory programming. An understanding of finite elements is

highly desirable.

We are reengineering our core computational software framework, called

CMISS. The code is designed to model a wide variety of physiological

processes at the organ and tissue level that use finite element

descriptions of the anatomy and tissue structure. The biophysically

based modelling involves, for example, reaction-diffusion processes,

finite deformation mechanics, fluid mechanics and cell-level

processes.

See http://www.vacancies.auckland.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=4103 for

further details, or email t.austin@auckland.ac.nz.

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From: Nick Higham <higham@maths.manchester.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 11:14:23 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral position in numerical modelling at Manchester**

A 5-year postdoctoral research position leading to a Lectureship

in the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester

is currently being advertised.

The project concerns mathematical models of metabolic pathways based

on large coupled systems of ordinary differential equations.

Closing date: 13 June 2006.

For details please see

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/QB790.html

---Nick Higham

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From: "Gladwell, Ian" <igladwel@mail.smu.edu>

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 14:09:05 -0500

**Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software**

Table of Contents

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

March 2006, Volume 32, Number 1

For more information, including abstracts and access

to full text, see http://www.acm.org/toms/V32.html.

Improved long-period generators based on linear recurrences modulo 2.

François Panneton, Pierre L'Ecuyer, Makoto Matsumoto

Pages 1-16

Constructing memory-minimizing schedules for multifrontal methods.

Abdou Guermouche, Jean-Yves L'Excellent

Pages 17-32

Nonorthogonal decomposition of binary matrices for bounded-error data

compression and analysis.

Mehmet Koyutürk, Ananth Grama, Naren Ramakrishnan

Pages 33-69

Computing the real parabolic cylinder functions U(a,x), V(a,x).

Amparo Gil, Javier Segura, Nico M. Temme

Pages 70-101

Algorithm 850: Real parabolic cylinder functions U(a,x), V(a,x).

Amparo Gil, Javier Segura, Nico M. Temme

Pages 102-112

Algorithm 851: CGDESCENT, a conjugate gradient method with guaranteed

descent.

William W. Hager, Hongchao Zhang

Pages 113-137

Algorithm 852: RealPaver: an interval solver using constraint

satisfaction techniques.

Laurent Granvilliers, Frédéric Benhamou

Pages 138-156

Algorithm 853: An efficient algorithm for solving rank-deficient least

squares problems.

Leslie Foster, Rajesh Kommu

Pages 157-165

Remark on Algorithm 815: FORTRAN subroutines for computing approximate

solutions of feedback set problems using GRASP.

Berend Hasselman

Pages 166-168

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From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <cicp@global-sci.com>

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 11:58:10 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys., Vol 1, No. 3, 2006**

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)

http://www.global-sci.com

http://www.global-sci.com/issue/contents/1/issue3.html

Volume 1, Number 3

Published in June 2006

Review Article:

Y. Xiang

Modeling dislocations at different scales.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 383-424.

Published Online: February 15, 2006.

Regular Articles:

K. Xu and E. Josyula

Continuum formulation for non-equilibrium shock structure calculation.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 425-448.

Published Online: February 15, 2006.

S. Qamar and G. Warnecke

A space-time conservative method for hyperbolic systems with stiff and non

stiff source terms.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 449-478.

Published Online: February 16, 2006.

Z. Xu, H. Han and X. Wu

Numerical method for the deterministic Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation in

unbounded domains.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 479-493.

Published Online: February 16, 2006.

H.-L. Zhou, Z.-Y. Gao and K.-P. Li

Cellular automaton model for fixed autoblock system.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 494-502.

Published Online: February 18, 2006.

A. Kar Gupta

Role of selective interaction in wealth distribution.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 503-510.

Published Online: February 18, 2006.

N. Vaidya, H. Huang and D. Liang

Grown-in defects of InSb crystals: Models and computation.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 511-527.

Published Online: February 21, 2006.

D. Yang, J. Peng, M. Lu and T. Terlaky

A nearly analytical discrete method for wave-field simulations in 2D

porous media.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 528-547.

Published Online: February 21, 2006.

B. Costa, W. S. Don, D. Gottlieb and R. Sendersky

Two-dimensional multi-domain hybrid spectral-WENO methods for conservation

laws.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 1 (2006), pp. 548-574.

Published Online: February 21, 2006.

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From: Heike Pahlisch <pahlisch@mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 14:53:23 +0200

**Subject: W3 position at Applied Mathematics (Humboldt University of Berlin)**

DFG Research Center MATHEON "Mathematics for Key Technologies"

Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

Professorship (W3) in Applied Mathematics

We invite applications for a W3-professorship (tenure) in Applied

Mathematics, to be held from October 1, 2006. Until June 2010 this

position is a research professorship with reduced teaching load within

the DFG Research Center Matheon (http://www.matheon.de) and will

become a regular permanent faculty position at Humboldt University

thereafter.

Within Matheon internationally renowned groups in applied mathematics

from the three major universities in Berlin and two mathematics research

institutes cooperate on projects for mathematics in key technologies.

Further opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation are offered

through numerous research laboratories in the Berlin area. An intensive

participation in the interdisciplinary work and the organization of the

Research Center and in the scientific training of its young researchers

is expected.

We are searching for candidates with an international reputation in

applied Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. His/her main

mathematical focus might be in one of the following areas: analysis,

numerical analysis, optimization or scientific computing. The successful

candidate will complement the expertise of the

applied mathematics group at Humboldt University, will stimulate and

pursue interdisciplinary research and will play a leading role in the

various research and research training networks in Berlin, such as the

graduate school Analysis, Numerics and Optimization of Multiphase

Problems (http://multiphase.math.hu-berlin.de)

According to Â§ 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act

(www.hu-berlin.de/hub/fakten/berlhg/berlhg110.htm), a post-doctoral

degree (Habilitation) or comparable qualifications for a career in

higher education are required. Applications, including a Curriculum

Vitae, a list of publications, and a list of teaching activities,

should be addressed to

Prof. Dr. Juerg Kramer

Direktor

Institut fuer Mathematik

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin

Germany

Humboldt-University is committed to gender equality, and therefore

strongly encourages women to apply. Applications by women with

equivalent qualifications will be given preference. Severely disabled

applicants with equivalent qualifications will equally be given

preferential treatment.

Closing date for applications: June 18, 2006.

W3-Professorship at Humboldt University and MATHEON in Berlin see

http://www.math.hu-berlin.de/org/job/w3applied.pdf

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