NA Digest Sunday, January 21, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 04

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Kathleen Fowler <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:21:15 -0500
Subject: FRAMES: Framework for Risk Analysis of Multi-Media Environ. Systems

Computer models are key tools for organizing the knowledge of environmental
science for application in the decision making process. During the past five
years, EPA has sponsored the development of the FRAMES (Framework for Risk
Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems) modeling system; a software
infrastructure within which collections of models and modeling tools are
developed and applied to real world problems. Important design features
included in FRAMES are 1) formal standards for data transfer and error
handling, 2) a systems level uncertainty analysis engine, and 3) interface
libraries for numerous programming languages. EPA ERD (Ecosystems Research
Division) is in the early stages of significant enhancements to the parameter
estimation and optimization capabilities of the FRAMES system. Of particular
interest is the identification of best-of-class algorithms for dealing with
multimedia environmental systems. To this end, L. Shawn Matott from EPA ERD
would like to meet with any interested optimization researchers to introduce
the FRAMES concept and discuss its usefulness as a mechanism for integrating
and comparing algorithms. Dr. Matott will be attending the 2007 SIAM CSE
Conference and researchers attending the SIAM meeting who are interested in
discussing FRAMES are encouraged to contact him via e-mail


From: "Komzsik, Louis" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 08:57:27 -0800
Subject: Those poor indices!

Dear Colleagues,

I believe that the lively FORTRAN vs. MATLAB discussion exposed another
disconnect between the academia and the industry. I assumed that the
ultimate goal of this discussion was the education of industrially
employable professionals and not a future generation of educators! With
all due respect to the importance of abstraction and the convenience of
APIs, the comment of "the indices rearing their ugly heads" by an
esteemed professor from a very highly regarded institution has just
demonstrated aforementioned disconnect.

Those indices are not just necessary evils of old fashioned languages
like FORTRAN; they represent some physical or geometric quantities. For
the limited possibilities in the education environment, heavily but
understandably focused on linear algebra, they at least represent the
terms of matrices; and if there is something to do with certain terms of
a matrix, then it must be done with indices. Even if they bring errors
in the student algorithms or inconvenience the professors, they have
significant educational and practical training value.

In the industrial work of a programmer, computer scientist or systems
engineer, the indices may represent nodes and elements in FEA, geometric
entities in a CAD model, locations on a tool path in a CNC machine
program, positions of a robotic arm movement in a CAM environment, or an
instance in time of a simulation of dynamic behavior of a structure in
CAE. Anybody working in such application environments must be able to
use indices and should have experience in developing algorithms in
conventional high level languages.

Louis Komzsik
UGS Corp.


Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:40:22 -0500
Subject: New Book: Optimization Methods in Finance

Optimization Methods in Finance

Gerard Cornuejols, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
Reha Tutuncu, Quantitative Resources Group, Goldman Sachs Asset Management,
New York

Optimization models play an increasingly important role in financial
decisions. This is the first textbook that shows how recent advances in
optimization models, methods and software can be applied to solve problems
in computational finance more efficiently and accurately. Chapters
discussing the theory and efficient solution methods for all major classes
of optimization problems alternate with chapters illustrating their use in
modeling problems of mathematical finance. The reader is guided through
topics such as volatility estimation, portfolio optimization problems and
constructing an index fund, using techniques such as nonlinear optimization
models, quadratic programming formulations and integer programming models,
respectively. The book is based on Master's courses in financial
engineering and comes with worked examples, exercises and case studies.

358 pages | $70.00
For more information, please visit:


From: Graham Keen <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 11:44:37 +1100
Subject: The Mathematics of Electricity Supply and Pricing, April 22-27, Australia

This week-long event will consist of a short course, invited lectures
and contributed talks on the mathematics of electricity demand and
pricing. The topics likely to be addressed will be: Generation
modelling; Network modelling; Demand side response, Load forecasting;
Power system stability; Optimal load flow; Market design; Derivative
pricing; Pool market modelling; GHG reduction; Risk management; Game
theory and bidding; Credit risk; Risk-return and efficient frontiers;
Liquidity risk implications; Transfer pricing; Network pricing; Risk
margins; Forecasting; Portfolio risk management.


Goals of the workshops are to:
Present recent developments on mathematics and statistics applied to
power systems with emphasis on electricity markets
Facilitate knowledge transfer and industry linkages
Promote industry development.
Confirmed speakers

The event will include presentations by Australian and international
practitioners Adam Kucera (Integral Energy), Matt Davison (University
of Western Ontario) and Ian Rose (Roam Consulting), along with
lectures from Elliot Tonkes (Energy Edge), Tony Ware (University of
Calgary) and Tamas Terlaky (McMaster University). Full program
details can be found at

Registration Cost

Early bird registration for non-AMSI members is only $AU165 per day
or $AU407 for the whole conference. Register at http://

Call for abstracts

Abstracts for contributed 25min talks should be submitted by email to by the end of January 2007. Abstracts should be no
more than 400 words.

Organisers and contact

This event is being organised by the Australian Mathematical Sciences
Institute (AMSI) with international sponsorship from the Canadian
MITACS network.


From: Marja-Leena Rantalainen <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:53:39 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Extended abstract submission, EUROGEN 2007, Jun 2007

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the organizing committees, I would like to invite you to
participate in

EUROGEN 2007 conference
On Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design,
Optimization and Control with Applications to Industry and Social Problems

It takes place in Jyväskylä, Finland, 11-13 June 2007.

Algorithmic topics
1. Evolutionary algorithms (including Evolutionary programming, Evolution
Strategies and Genetic Algorithms)
2. Multi-objective evolutionary algorithms and constraint handling
3. Hybridization with standard optimization tools (gradient based methods,
combinatorial optimization methods)
4. Response Surface methods and other embeddings of Machine learning
5. Parallel and distributed Evolutionary Algorithms (from LANs to GRID)
6. Multi-disciplinary optimization methods
7. Economic and Social simulations
8. Multi criteria decision making tools

Deadline for abstract submission is extended 31st January 2007. Acceptance
will be informed by 15th February 2007.

For more information about the conference, please visit the Website

More information about Jyväskylä area could be found at

We are looking forward to seeing you in Finland!

Yours sincerely,

Pekka Neittaanmäki


From: Peter Kuehl <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 07:58:39 -0500
Subject: Second call for workshop "NMPC-Software and Applications", April 2007

Second Workshop announcement
"Nonlinear Model Based Control - Software and Applications" (NMPC-SOFAP 2007)
April 19-20, 2007
United Kingdom


Aim of the two day workshop is to bring together scientists and
practitioners working on nonlinear model based predictive control (NMPC)
in real world applications, and on software solutions that broaden the
applicability of this powerful control approach.

The following topics shall be addressed in a very interactive workshop:

- NMPC applications in chemical engineering, aerospace, automotive,
robotics, ...
- nonlinear modelling environments
- numerical methods for online optimal control and estimation
- interfaces between process, models, and optimizer
- coupling of estimation and model based control
- open source and commercial software developments for academic and
industrial NMPC solutions

The workshop will consist of keynote lectures, invited talks and regular

Keynote Speakers:

Lorenz T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon, USA
Rolf Findeisen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Eric Kerrigan, Imperial College London, UK
Jacques Richalet, France
Tor Steinar Schei, Cybernetica AS, Norway

Apart from the talks, part of the workshop is dedicated
to interactive software demonstrations.

To register send a 1-2 page extended abstract via email to the address:

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2007

The workshop will be organized by:

Zoltan K Nagy Moritz Diehl
Loughborough University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Chemical Engineering Dept. Electrical Engineering Dept.

Peter Kuehl
University of Heidelberg
Interdisciplinary Center for
Scientific Computing


From: Katja Mombaur <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 22:16:32 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Registration now open - CFG07 Optimization Conference, Sept 2007

Heidelberg, Germany, September 17-21, 2007
Registration is now open!

The conference is the 13th of a series of French-German meetings which
started in Oberwolfach in 1980. This time, it is organized jointly with
Czech optimizers, and takes place in the historical center of Germany's
oldest university town, Heidelberg. The conference will consist of invited
plenary, invited minisymposium and regular talks on all aspects of

- continuous optimization (smooth and nonsmooth)
- numerical methods for mathematical programming
- optimal control and calculus of variations
- robust optimization
- mixed integer optimization
- optimization with PDE
- differential inclusions and set-valued analysis
- stochastic optimization
- multicriteria optimization
- optimization techniques for industrial applications

- Guillaume Carlier (Paris Dauphine)
- Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee)
- Roland Griesse (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
- Pierre Marechal (UPS Toulouse)
- Alexander Martin (TU Darmstadt)
- David Preiss (University College London)
- Carsten Scherer (TU Delft)
- Zdenek Strakos (Czech Academy of Sciences)
- Emmanuel Trelat (Universite d'Orleans)
- Michael Valasek (Czech Technical University)
- Luis Nunes Vicente (Universidade de Coimbra)
- Andreas Waechter (IBM, Yorktown Heights)
- Andrea Walther (TU Dresden)

- Hans Georg Bock
- Moritz Diehl (chair)
- Katja Mombaur (co-chair)
- Gerhard Reinelt
- Sebastian Sager (co-chair)
- Johannes P. Schloeder

The complete Program Committee can be found on the webpage.

Heidelberg is an old university town in the south west of Germany, located
just where the quiet Neckar river flows out of the mountains into the
broad and warm valley of the Rhine. Among its attractions is a castle that
has inspired romanticists since over two centuries. The conference will
take place in the traditional university buildings right in the middle of
the old town, and September is an attractive month for visiting

- talk abstract submission: march 31st, 2007
- early registration fee: may 25th, 2007
- poster submission: june 1st, 2007


From: Xiaobing Feng <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:51:40 -0500
Subject: Wksp on Num. Methods and Algs for Geometric Evolution Eqns, Mar 2007

Final Announcement of

*Workshop on Recent Developments in Numerical Methods
and Algorithms for Geometric Evolution Equations*

March 16-17, 2007, MSRI, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Workshop Website:
Workshop contact: <>

Invited Speakers:

T. Chan, University of California, Los Angles, USA
C. Elliott, University of Sussex, UK,
D. Chopp, Northwestern University, USA,
Q. Du, Penn State University,
G. Dziuk, University of Freiburg, Germany,
R. Nochetto, University of Maryland, USA,
A. Oberman, Simon Fraser University, Canada.


Charles Elliott, University of Sussex, UK,
Xiaobing Feng, University of Tennessee, USA,
Michael Holst, University of California, San Diego, USA,
Hongkai Zhao, University of California, Irvine, USA.


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 01:09:04 +0100
Subject: LaSCoG 3rd Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids, Sept 2007


3rd Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids
Gdansk, POLAND,
September 9-12, 2007

Large Scale Computations on Grids (LaSCoG) Workshop will be held in
conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Parallel
Processing and Applied Mathematics (PPAM 2007,

The emerging paradigm for execution of large-scale computations, whether
they originate as scientific or engineering applications, or for
supporting large data-intensive calculations, is to utilize multiple
computers at sites distributed across the Internet. In particular,
computational grids are collections of distributed, possibly
heterogeneous resources which can be used as ensembles to execute
large-scale applications. While the vision of the global computational
grid is extremely appealing, there remains a lot of work on all levels
to achieve it. In this context the LaSCoG workshop is envisioned as a
forum to promote exchange of ideas and results aimed at addressing
complex issues that arise in developing large-scale computations on
grids and running applications on them.

Paper submission and publication:

* Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific
merit and relevance to the Workshop topics.
* Papers presented at the Workshop will be included in the Conference
Proceedings and published after the conference by Springer in the LNCS
series (
* Authors should submit papers (as PDF files) by e-mail to Dana Petcu
( before April 30, 2007.
* Papers are not to exceed 8 pages and have to be prepared using LNCS
style (
* Extended versions of selected papers will be published in a special
issue of a journal (to be announced later).

Important dates:

Submission of Papers: April 30, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2007
Conference: September 9, 2007
Camera-Ready Papers: October 15, 2007


From: "Augusto Micheletti" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:11:01 +0100
Subject: Conf. on High Order Non-Oscillatory Methods, Mar 2007

Second International Conference on High Order Non-Oscillatory Methods for Wave
Propagation, Transport and Flow Problems
University of Trento, Italy
March 26th to 30th 2007

Professor EF Toro (Trento) and
Professor CD Munz (Stuttgart)
Local organizer: Dr M Dumbser

R. Abgrall (Bordeaux, France)
N. Kroll (Braunschweig, Germany)
F. Bassi (Bergamo, Italy)
C. Bailly (Lyon, France)
D. Balsara (Notre Dame, USA)
E F Toro (Trento, Italy)
J. Hesthaven (to be confirmed)
H. Igel (to be confirmed)


Algorithm design, analysis and applications of non-linear schemes of accuracy
greater than two, following the finite difference, finite volume and finite
element approaches for wave propagation, flow and transport
phenomena. Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract of no more
than two pages in ps or pdf format via email to the organizers.


NO conference fees will be charged. Expenses for travel and subsistence are
the responsibility of each participant.


There will be 20 grants for young scientists (PhD students or post-doctoral
fellows) that will cover in full all local subsistence expenses (hotel and
meals for the duration of the conference). Potential beneficiaries are invited
to submit a CV and a letter of recommendation from the academic supervisor to
the conference organizers.


Early registration is advised, as our objective is to limit the number of
participants to allow for greater interaction and to avoid parallel sessions.
The conference secretary, Mr Micheletti, will help you with hotel information
and bookings and other administrative aspects of the conference.

Postal address
Mr. Augusto Micheletti
Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Matematica - Istituto Trentino di
Cultura 38050 Povo (TN) – Italy. Email:
Tel : +39 0461 881628 Fax : +39 0461 810629


Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 11:02:16 -0500
Subject: Final CFP, HERCMA 2007, Sept. 2007

20-22 September 2007, Athens, Greece.

Framework-Objectives: The main theme within the Conference will be Computer
Mathematics and its Applications and special emphasis will be given to
Computational Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research
and Statistics, Mathematics in Economics and Industry.

Professor E.G. COFFMAN, Columbia University- NY, U.S.A.
Professor H. FOLLMER, Humboldt University, Germany
Professor M. GILES, OUCL- Oxford University, England
Professor Sir C.A.R. HOARE, FRS, Oxford University, England
Professor J. KEVREKIDIS, PACM- Princeton University, U.S.A.
Professor P.-J. LIONS, College de France, France
Professor T. SATO, The Earth Simulator Center, Japan
Professor K. SUGIHARA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Professor A. TOLSTYKH, Russian Acad.of Sciences & MIPT, Russia
Professor J.N. TSITSIKLIS, M.I.T., U.S.A.
Professor E.E. TYRTYSHNIKOV,INM-Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
Professor AIHUI ZHOU, ICM-Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China

HERCMA 2007 Co-operating/Sponsoring Societies:
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), U.S.A.
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), U.S.A.
IMACS (Intern. Association for Maths and Computers in Simulation), U.S.A.
GAMM (Gesellschaft fur Angewande Mathematik & Mechanik e.V.), Germany
JSIAM (Japan Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics), Japan

Important Dates
Deadline for the submission of the extended abstract 20 February, 2007
Deadline for mini-symposia proposals 20 February, 2007
Notification of acceptance 10 April, 2007
Deadline for the submission of the complete paper 30 May, 2007
Deadline for the early payment 30 May, 2007

Schedule: Updated information about HERCMA 2007 may be retrieved from our web
site at
E-mail us to:,,


From: Ljiljana Cvetkovic <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 20:06:16 -0500
Subject: Call fo papers, Special issue of LAA in honor of Richard S. Varga

On October 9, 2008, Richard S. Varga one of the leading figures in numerical
analysis, approximation theory and linear algebra over the last 50 years
will celebrate his 80th birthday. He has been an editor of Linear Algebra
and its Applications for almost 40 years and he is currently one of its
distinguished editors. We are pleased to announce a special issue of Linear
Algebra and its Applications in honor of Richard S. Varga.


From: "Int. J. Tomogr. Stat." <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 04:12:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: IJAMAS Celebrating Year 2007 as Eulers Tri-Centennial Birthday

International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Celebrating Year 2007 as Euler’s Tri-Centennial Birthday


FIDA is a Unique Collection of research papers in contemporary pure
and applied mathematics with emphasis to Euler’s mathematics and physics.
It is a Forum for exchanging ideas among eminent mathematicians and
physicists, from many parts of the world, as a tribute to the
tri-centennial birthday anniversary of Leonhard Paul Euler (April 15,1707
A.D., b. in Basel – September 18, 1783 A.D., d. in St. Petersburg).

This collection is composed of outstanding contributions in mathematical and
physical equations and inequalities and other fields of mathematical
sciences, physical sciences and life sciences. It strives to represent a
broad and highly selected participation from across and beyond the
scientific and technological country regions. It is intended to boost the
cooperation among mathematicians and physicists working on a broad variety
of pure and applied mathematical areas.

The special issues will provide readers and especially researchers with a
detailed overview of many significant insights through advanced developments
on Euler’s mathematics and physics. This transatlantic collection of
mathematical ideas and methods comprises a wide area of applications in
which equations, inequalities and computational techniques, play a core

For More details, Please visit at:

Dr. Tanuja Srivastava
Executive Editor, IJAMAS


Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 23:54:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Faculty Openings at the University of Waterloo

Building on our record of excellence in undergraduate education, Waterloo
Engineering is working to become Canada's premier engineering school
through its Vision 2010 Strategic Plan. The plan is ambitious, but

The Department of Management Sciences is proud to play a significant role
in the Vision 2010 Plan with a new undergraduate program in Management
Engineering. This program, unique in Canada, will start in September 2007.
The Department of Management Sciences will be hiring 13 new faculty
members between now and 2011 to accommodate this growth. Management
Engineering integrates the knowledge from traditional areas of industrial
and systems engineering, operations research and information systems. It
couples this knowledge with the social sciences and tools drawn from
management and business.

In 2007-2008, we invite applications for three tenure-track/tenured
faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.
Faculty members are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate
courses, supervise graduate students, and develop a strong sponsored
research program. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in engineering
or those who may qualify for registration as a Professional Engineer are

See our website at
for more details.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research
and teaching interests, one or more published or unpublished papers, and
the names of at least three references to the Management Sciences search
committee. Applications are to be submitted electronically at

For further information, please contact the chair of Management Sciences:
Dr. Elizabeth Jewkes
Department of Management Sciences
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

Review of applications will begin by February 28, 2007 and will continue
until the positions are filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University
encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women,
members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with

Dr Miguel F. Anjos -- Assistant Professor
Dept of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada


From: Charlie Elliott <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 15:47:00 +0000
Subject: Three Faculty Posts in Applied Mathematics, University of Sussex

Three Faculty Posts in Applied Mathematics
University of Sussex, Department of Mathematics

The University of Sussex is seeking applications for three permanent
Lectureships in Applied Mathematics. One appointment may be made at
the Senior Lecturer level depending on the qualifications and
experience of the successful candidate. The Department achieved grade
5 in Applied Mathematics in the 2001 RAE and is committed to
excellence in research. We are now seeking to make strong
appointments in the following areas:
mathematics applied to biology or medicine
partial differential equations and applied analysis
numerical analysis and scientific computation
Outstanding applications from other fields in Applied Mathematics
cognate to the existing strengths of the Department are welcome. The
level of appointment for each post will depend on the successful
candidate's qualifications and experience.
Closing date: 13 February 2007.
Interview Date: w/c 05 March 2007.
Start Date: The posts are available from 1 August 2007 or at another
date by mutual agreement preferably before 1 October 2007.
For full further particulars and application details see our jobs
Or email

Informal enquiries may be addressed to

Professor Charlie Elliott (Head of Department);
Telephone: 01273 678111 (within the UK),
+44 1273 678111 (from abroad);


From: Yvan Notay <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 09:33:02 +0100
Subject: Faculty position in Numerical Mathematics at ULB, Brussels

Un poste academique temps plein en mathematiques numeriques
est vacant a la Faculte des Sciences appliquees de l'ULB (Bruxelles).

Les candidatures sont a rentrer avant le 28 fevrier 2007, et
l'engagement est prevu au 1er octobre 2007, pour une duree indeterminee
(poste permanent), mais avec une eventuelle periode d'essai.

L'engagement se fera au niveau 1er assistant (i.e., assistant-professeur) ou
superieur en fonction de l'age et de l'experience du candidat retenu.

Des charges pedagogiques sont prevues pour lesquelles la connaisance du
francais est requise.

Pour toute information complementaire et comment postuler, voir


From: "Bartosz Protas" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:45:18 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Computational Fluid Dynamics at McMaster University


An opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow is anticipated in the Department
of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University. The focus of this
industry-funded position will be continued research on integration of
Optimization Theory and Computational Fluid Dynamics with the goal to
develop computational strategies for optimization of multi-physics
fluid systems. In addition to substantial experience in scientific
computing, an ideal candidate would also have background in
Computational / Theoretical Fluid Dynamics and Optimization / Control

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection
will be based upon the candidate's research potential. Pending
approval of funding, the tentative start date of the position is
September 1, 2007 and the anticipated duration of the position will
two years with an annual salary of $40,000CAD. Candidates are required
to apply for these fellowships by using the MathJobs website; see our
advertisement at We will begin to review applications
on March 15, 2007, however, applications will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled. Applicants should provide at least
three letters of recommendation. Preferably these letters will be
submitted through the MathJobs website (see above); they may also be
sent directly to:

Dr. Bartosz Protas
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4K1
Phone: +1 (905) 525 9140 ext. 24116
Fax: +1 (905) 522 0935

We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but applications will
not be acknowledged. McMaster is committed to Employment Equity and
encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including
aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible
minorities and women.


From: Hans Georg Bock <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 02:40:39 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position at IWR, University of Heidelberg

Postdoc Position at the Simulation and Optimization Group of the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR),
University of Heidelberg, Germany

The "Simulation and Optimization Group", headed by Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock,
is searching for a Postdoc with a strong background in numerical differential
equations, numerical optimization or numerical optimal control. The research
focus will be adjusted according to the interests of the successful candidate.
The candidate will have the possibility to establish an own junior group.
Cooperations with other groups at IWR, e.g., Numerical Methods, Discrete and
Combinatorial Optimization, Modeling and Simulation of Reactive Flows, and
within third-party funded projects, in particular in chemical engineering and
systems biology are expected.

A doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field is required. The initial
contract is for one year, a prolongation is possible depending on
achievements. Salary is according to E13 (T-VL).
The position includes teaching obligations of 4 hours per week.
Instruction language is German.

IWR is located on the campus "Im Neuenheimer Feld" of the
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet in Heidelberg, a romantic town of about 140.000
inhabitants on the Neckar river, about 80 km south of Frankfurt. Further
information is available under:

Applications with personal and scientific data (including publication list),
copies of relevant documents and a statement about scientific interests and
achievements should be sent, preferably by email, to

Postal address:
Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.


From: "Professor Dr. T.E. Simos" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:31:33 +0200
Subject: Contents, J. Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics 1(3)

Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
ISSN 1790-8140, ISSN Electronic 1790-8159

A free on-line edition is available at:

Volume 1, Number 3, 2006

S. Amat, S. Busquier, J.C.Trillo
Stable Biorthogonal Multiresolution in 3D,
JNAIAM, 1(3)(2006), pp. 229-239

G. Vanden Berghe and M. Van Daele
Exponentially-fitted Störmer/Verlet Methods
JNAIAM, 1(3)(2006), pp. 241-255

R. Cools, D. Nuyens
The Role of Structured Matrices for the Construction of Integration
JNAIAM, 1(3)(2006), pp. 257-272

A. Garrido
Primitive Recursion and ?-Recursivity
JNAIAM, 1(3)(2006), pp. 273-280


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 17:29:19 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, LAA

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 421, Issue 1, Pages 1-172 (1 February 2007)
Special Issue devoted to the 12th ILAS Conference, 12th Conference of the
International Linear Algebra Society
Regina, Canada
26-29 June 2005
Edited by Rajendra Bhatia, Robert Guralnick, Steve Kirkland and Henry


1) Lists of Editors
Pages ii-iii

2) Preface to the 12th ILAS Conference Proceedings, Regina 2005
Pages 1-2
Rajendra Bhatia, Robert Guralnick, Steve Kirkland and Henry Wolkowicz

3) On unimodular graphs
Pages 3-15
S. Akbari and S.J. Kirkland

4) Particular formulae for the Moore˙˙Penrose inverse of a columnwise
partitioned matrix
Pages 16-23
Jerzy K. Baksalary and Oskar Maria Baksalary

5) Potentially nilpotent and spectrally arbitrary even cycle sign patterns
Pages 24-44
B.D. Bingham, D.D. Olesky and P. van den Driessche

6) Structural stability of ( C , A )-marked subspaces
Pages 45-52
Albert Compta and Marta Peņa

7) Sign regular matrices and Neville elimination
Pages 53-62
V. Cortes and J.M. Peņa

8) Unitarily achievable zero patterns and traces of words in A and A
Pages 63-68
Dragomir ˙˙. ˙˙okovi˙˙ and Charles R. Johnson

9) Zero-preserving iso-spectral flows based on parallel sums
Pages 69-84
Kenneth R. Driessel and Alf Gerisch

10) Isospectral flows that preserve matrix structure
Pages 85-96
G.M.L. Gladwell and Oscar Rojo

11) Construction of nonnegative symmetric matrices with given spectrum
Pages 97-109
Thomas J. Laffey and Helena ˙˙migoc

12) Extension to maximal semidefinite invariant subspaces for hyponormal
matrices in indefinite inner products
Pages 110-116
Christian Mehl, André C.M. Ran and Leiba Rodman

13) Weak log-majorization, Mahler measure and polynomial inequalities
Pages 117-121
Rajesh Pereira

14) Local convergence analysis of iterative aggregation˙˙disaggregation
methods with polynomial correction
Pages 122-137
Ivana Pultarová

15) Smooth Schur factorizations in the continuation of separatrices
Pages 138-156
Jorge Rebaza

16) Co-cliques and star complements in extremal strongly regular graphs
Pages 157-162
P. Rowlinson

17) On the angular metrics between linear subspaces
Pages 163-170
Yanxia Zhang and Li Qiu

18) Call for Papers: Special Issue in honor of Richar S. Varga
Pages 171-172

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 421, Issues 2-3, Pages 173-440 (1 March 2007)
Special Issue in honor of Miroslav Fiedler
Edited by Peter Butkovic, Leslie Hogben, Reinhard Nabben, Zdenek
Strakos and Miroslav Tuma


1) Lists of Editors
Pages ii-iii

2) Photo of Miroslav Fiedler
Page xii

3) A brief biography and appreciation of Miroslav Fiedler with a bibliography
of his books and papers
Pages 173-181
Peter Butkovi˙˙, Leslie Hogben, Reinhard Nabben, Zdenek˙˙ Strako˙˙ and
Miroslav T˙˙ma

4) Max-plus definite matrix closures and their eigenspaces
Pages 182-201
Sergei˙˙ Sergeev

5) Numerical ranges of companion matrices
Pages 202-218
Hwa-Long Gau and Pei Yuan Wu

6) More on the Bruhat order for (0, 1)-matrices
Pages 219-232
Richard A. Brualdi and Louis Deaett

7) On trees with exactly one characteristic element
Pages 233-242
Yi-Zheng Fan, Shi-Cai Gong, Yi Wang and Yu-Bin Gao

8) Lanczos tridiagonalization and core problems
Pages 243-251
Iveta Hn˙˙tynková and Zden˙˙k Strako˙˙

9) On the minimum rank of the join of graphs and decomposable graphs
Pages 252-263
Francesco Barioli and Shaun Fallat

10) Inertially arbitrary sign patterns with no nilpotent realization
Pages 264-283
In-Jae Kim, D.D. Olesky and P. van den Driessche

11) Spectral partitioning works: Planar graphs and finite element meshes
Pages 284-305
Daniel A. Spielman and Shang-Hua Teng

12) A generalization of a Hardy theorem
Pages 306-314
Bruno de Malafosse and Vladimir Rako˙˙evi˙˙

13) Double Soules pairs and matching Soules bases
Pages 315-327
Mei Q. Chen, Michael Neumann and Naomi Shaked-Monderer

14) Positive, path product, and inverse M -matrices
Pages 328-337
Charles R. Johnson and Ronald L. Smith

15) A uniform type inverse spectrum theorem for entrywise nonnegative matrices
Pages 338-344
K.-H. Förster, B. Nagy and M. Szilvási

16) Latent semantic analysis and Fiedler retrieval
Pages 345-355
Bruce Hendrickson

17) The Minkowski theorem for max-plus convex sets
Pages 356-369
Stéphane Gaubert and Ricardo D. Katz

18) On matrix powers in max-algebra
Pages 370-381
P. Butkovi˙˙ and R.A. Cuninghame-Green

19) Dissection of the path-simplex in into n path-subsimplices
Pages 382-393
Jan Brandts, Sergey Korotov and Michal K˙˙í˙˙ek

20) Generators, extremals and bases of max cones
Pages 394-406
Peter Butkovi˙˙, Hans Schneider and Sergei˙˙ Sergeev

21) An explicit formula for singular values of the Sylvester˙˙Kac matrix
Pages 407-416
Tibor Boros and Pál Rķzsa

22) On relationships between several classes of Z-matrices, M-matrices and
nonnegative matrices
Pages 417-439
Reinhard Nabben


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 13:24:08 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, J. Complexity, Vol.23, No.1

Journal of Complexity
Volume 23, Number 1, February 2007
From the Editors
Harald Niederreiter, Joseph F. Traub, Henryk Wozniakowski

Regular Articles

On the complexity of computing the logarithm and square root functions
on a complex domain
Ker-I Ko, Fuxiang Yu

A component-by-component approach to efficient numerical integration
over products of spheres
Kerstin Hesse, Frances Y. Kuo, Ian H. Sloan

On regularization algorithms in learning theory
Frank Bauer, Sergei Pereverzev, Lorenzo Rosasco

Approximation of infinitely differentiable multivariate functions is
not strongly tractable
F.L. Huang, S. Zhang

Counting solutions to binomial complete intersections
Eduardo Cattani, Alicia Dickenstein

Multi-kernel regularized classifiers
Qiang Wu, Yirming Ying, Ding-Xuan Zhou

On the complexity of Putinar's positivstellensatz
Jiawang Nie Markus Schweighofer

End of NA Digest