NA Digest Sunday, August 6, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 32

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From: "T.Terlaky" <>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 23:49:04 -0400
Subject: Farkas Prize: Call for applications and nominations - due Aug 15, 2006

The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society, established in 2006,
and administered by the Optimization Society (OS) within INFORMS.
It is awarded bi-annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting

The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society
Call for Nominations/Applications

Nominations are invited for the Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization
Society. The Prize will be presented at INFORMS fall meeting in Pittsburg,
November 2006.

ELIGIBILITY: The author(s) and the contribution must satisfy the
following four conditions to be eligible for the prize:
(a) The Farkas Prize is awarded for the most significant contribution to the
field of optimization by a researcher, or a team of researchers. The
"contribution" maybe a published or submitted and accepted paper, a
series of papers, a book, a monograph or a software.
(b) the author(s) must have been awarded their terminal degree within 20 years
of the closing date of nomination;
(c) the topic of the contribution must belong to the field of optimization
in its broadest sense.
(d) the prize may be awarded once in lifetime to any individual.

Judging of the contributions will be based primarily on their quality,
significance, impact and originality.

A letter of nomination/application including supporting material should be
sent on or before this year's closing date of 15 August 2006 to the Committee

Tam=E1s Terlaky
Department of Computing and Software
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1
Phone: +1-905 525-9140 ext. 27780, FAX: +1-905 524-0340

The 2006 Farkas Prize Committee Members are:
A. Conn (IBM Watson); G. Nemhauser (Georgia Tech.);
A. Pr=E9kopa (RUTGERS U.); P. Pardalos (U. Florida, Gainswille)

Electronic submissions are preferred.


From: "Apostolos Hadjidimos" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 21:28:04 +0300
Subject: Change of address for Apostolos Hadjidimos

Dear friends and colleagues:

As of September 1, 2006, my new coordinates will be at:

Department of Computer and Communication Engineering
University of Thessaly
10 Iasonos Street
GR-383 33 Volos, Greece

Phone: ???
FAX : ++ 30 24210 74923

Apostolos Hadjidimos


From: "Kreinovich, Vladik" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 17:17:04 -0600
Subject: Interval software from Intel

Dear intervallers and those who use interval methods in real

I want to inform the interval community about new Interval Software
from Intel Co. The fact that Intel Co. develops pure interval
library tells that interval analysis becomes more and more popular
in real applications and allows to solve wide class of real

So, there is interval library in Intel Math Kernel Library which
includes interval arithmetic (standart and two complex) and the set
of unique interval linear solvers. The solvers computes enclosures,
either sharp or fast, of the solution set to interval linear systems
of equations, check properties of interval matrices; some part of
the solvers works with complex intervals. Everyone knows that most
of interval problems is NP-hard and because of that the interval
routines have high level of optimization (both algorithmically and
low-level) which provides rather good performance. In the future,
we have a plan to make, from the interval library, a kind of
"Interval LAPACK".

Everyone can try the library for free - free version of MKL may be
downloaded from the page
(delete blank spaces before linking)

You can put your questions or suggestions what you want to see in
the library onto MKL forum at

Alexander Bondar Intel MKL Team Novosibirsk, Russia


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 12:56:53 -0400
Subject: a poetic visit to The MathWorks

After the SIAM Annual meeting in Boston, Coleridge's
alter ego stopped by at The MathWorks for a visit,
with the following result:

With Mathworks crew did Moler khan
A state-free backslash code decree :
Where MATLAB, speedy package, ran
Through archives measureless to man
Writ down in bugless C.

(admittedly not quite as nice as "In Berkeley U.").

"khan" in lower case, meaning "leader of the tribe"
in Mongolian.

Alas, I've come to the end of my poetic license
(the expiration date printed on the license is
today). Any other contributions out there?
Downa-dating perhaps? Tiger, tiger burning bright?


From: "Ellen Meeks" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 10:07:28 -0700
Subject: Industrial Position for Numerical Analyst at Reaction Design

A career opportunity has just been announced at Reaction Design for an
experienced Numerical Analyst. Reaction Design is a growing and dynamic
company with a strong team culture. Our main product line, CHEMKIN(r),
simulates chemical processes and reactors for chemical, combustion,
automotive, materials and semiconductor industries. Our software helps
our customers to improve production efficiency, while at the same time
reducing pollution and energy costs. Our customer base is worldwide,
including many Fortune 1000 companies. We are headquartered in San
Diego, CA. Details of the job description, qualifications, and
application instructions can be found at We are
seeking a highly talented individual with specific skills in numerical
methods, particularly those with industry experience. For more
information, please contact


From: Martin van Gijzen <>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 11:07:03 +0200
Subject: PhD position in scientific grid computing at the TU Delft

A PhD position in Scientific Grid Computing is available at the Delft Centre
for Computational Science and Engineering in the Netherlands.
The position is within the project "Development of an Immersed Boundary
Method, Implemented on Cluster and Grid Computers, with Application to the
Swimming of Fish". The full text of the announcement can be found at The position concerns PhD-student B.

The PhD student will be employed by the Delft University of Technology.
The work place will be the Numerical Analysis group of the Delft Institute
of Applied Mathematics. The appointment will be given in reference to
the Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities
( Maximum duration of the appointment is four years.

Further information about the project can be obtained from: Martin van Gijzen <>, Tel. +31.152782519.

Applicants should have a background in numerical mathematics,
distributed computing, computational fluid dynamics, or computational
structural mechanics.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of
grades, and the names and contact information of two references. Applications
should be sent by e-mail to
The submission deadline is August 31.


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 19:30:30 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 28, Number 1, July 2006

An Energy-Stable High-Order Central Difference Scheme for
the Two-Dimensional Shallow Water Equations
Matthew Brown and Margot Gerritsen, pp.1-30.

A Matrix Decomposition MFS Algorithm for Problems in
Hollow Axisymmetric Domains
Th. Tsangaris, Y. -S. Smyrlis and A. Karageorghis, pp.31-50.

Solving Stable Sylvester Equations via Rational Iterative
Peter Benner, Enrique S. Quintana-Orti and Gregorio
Quintana-Orti, pp.51-83.

Further Development of a Conservative Front-Tracking Method
for Systems of Conservation Laws in One Space Dimension,
Liu Yan and Mao De-kang, pp.85-119.

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