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From: David Kincaid <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 08:07:18 -0500
Subject: David M. Young Instructorship in Computational Math

To honor the memory of Professor David Young,
The University of Texas at Austin has established the
"David M. Young, Jr., Instructorship in Computational and Applied Mathematics".
to support young postdoctoral researchers.
Those wishing to contribute to this endowment may send donations to

University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences - Office of Dean
Development Office: DMY Instructorship in Math
1 University Station G2500
Austin, TX 78712-0548 USA

or online at

Please note that many employers match charitable contributions by employees.
For questions, email or telephone (512) 471-3299.


From: Arnold Neumaier <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 05:15:53 -0500
Subject: Mathematical assistant?

I'd like to know the answers of the numerical analysis community
to the following questions:

What would be the kind of computer system that could take the role
of a general-purpose mathematical assistant to practicing
mathematicians? Which features should it have in order that you
would like to use it? What is necessary or desirable to make such
a mathematical assistant a routine tool?

How should it improve upon tools such as LaTeX (type-setting, no
contents checking), Mathematica (symbolic math, no proofs), or
Matlab (computations, no rigor) that are much used by mathematicians
today? How must it differ from the current generation of proof
assistants (rigorous but difficult to use) that are hardly used
by mathematicians, and not at all used by them for their daily work?

How much (and which) mathematics should such a system know and/or
make accessible to the user, and at which level of formality?

Please send your reply directly to me (;
If I get enough interesting responses, I'll prepare a web page with
a digest of the answers.

Arnold Neumaier


From: TamsTerlaky <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 22:31:30 -0500
Subject: Modeling Competition @ MOPTA 2009

AIMMS-CPLEX/MOPTA International Optimization Modeling Competition

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce the first
AIMMS-CPLEX/MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition for graduate
students. The competition is organized jointly by the conference
organizers of MOPTA and Paragon Decision Technology
( (the developers of AIMMS).

Teams of three graduate students can participate. Each member of the
team must be registered as a full-time graduate student at a
recognized educational institution during the spring term of the
2008-2009 academic year. Graduate students with a background in
operations research, regardless of their actual field of study are
eligible. Teams from all over the world can participate, as long as at
least one team member can come to the conference, should the team make
it to the final. All teams have to register at the MOPTA competition WEB
site. The official language of the competition is English.

The competition consists of two stages. In the first stage the teams
have to model an optimization problem using AIMMS (provided to the
participants free of charge). The best teams will compete in the
final, taking place at the 2009 MOPTA conference, August 19-21 at
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

For more details and registration visit the conference website:
and follow the link to the competition.


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 18:10:32 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize

SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize (SIAG/LA Prize) is
awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by
the prize committee, on a topic in applicable linear algebra published
in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within
the three calendar years preceding the year of the award. For the 2009
award, this is the period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008.
The paper must contain significant research contributions to the field
of linear algebra, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature,
with direct and potential applications.

The SIAG/LA will present the award at the SIAM Conference on Applied
Linear Algebra (LA09), to be held October 26-29, 2009 in Seaside on
Monterey Bay, California.

Nominations should include bibliographic citation and a statement of the
paper's importance and impact. Nominations should be addressed to
Professor Michele Benzi, Chair of the SIAG/LA Prize Committee, and sent
by MARCH 15, 2009, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries
should be addressed to Complete calls for
nominations for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 23:16:51 -0500
Subject: New book: Assignment Problems

Announcing the January 28, 2009 publication from SIAM of:

Assignment Problems, by Rainer Burkard, Mauro Dell’Amico, and Silvano

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of assignment problems from
their conceptual beginnings in the 1920s through present-day theoretical,
algorithmic, and practical developments. The authors have organized the book
into 10 self-contained chapters to make it easy for readers to use the
specific chapters of interest to them without having to read the book
linearly. The topics covered include bipartite matching algorithms, linear
assignment problems, quadratic assignment problems, multi-index assignment
problems, and many variations of these problems.

Assignment Problems is a useful tool for researchers, practitioners, and
graduate students. Researchers will benefit from the detailed exposition of
theory and algorithms related to assignment problems, including the basic
linear sum assignment problem and its many variations. Practitioners will
learn about practical applications of the methods, the performance of exact
and heuristic algorithms, and software options. This book also can serve as
a text for advanced courses in discrete mathematics, integer programming,
combinatorial optimization, and algorithmic computer science.

To order or for more information, please visit


From: Younes Chahlaoui <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:30:41 +0000
Subject: CICADA Hybrid systems and model reduction, UK, Mar 2009

CICADA workshop on hybrid systems and model reduction
19, 20 March 2009
Centre for Interdisciplinary Computational and Dynamical Analysis (CICADA)
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK

The goal of the workshop is to look at recent developments in the
areas of dynamical systems and model reduction, and to identify tools
used in each field which could be applied to the effective
investigation of hybrid systems. To this end we will look at
different formalisms used to tackle hybrid systems, the role of
singular perturbations in dynamical systems as a model reduction tool,
and at recent developments in model reduction theory.

Keynote speakers:
John Guckenheimer (Cornell University)
Martin Krupa (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Dave Broomhead (CICADA, Univ. of Manchester)
Younes Chahlaoui(CICADA, Univ. of Manchester)

If you would like to give a contributed talk of 30 minutes length (25
minutes talk plus 5 minutes for discussion/questions) in the area
described above please send an abstract to
Obviously, it will be only possible to accept a few of these, and we
would particularly encourage junior researchers to submit abstracts.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: March the 5th, 2009. We will
support some junior researchers.

There is a registration fee of 20 pounds. The registration closes on
Thursday the 5th of March 2009. To register, please (email/use the
link... etc).

Accommodation is available from 40 to 70 + VAT pounds per room
per night in local hotels listed on the workshop website.


From: Pietro Belotti <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:51:49 -0500
Subject: Bound Reduction for Constraint Programming (BR-OPT), Pittsburgh,May 2009

BR-OPT: A workshop on Bound Reduction techniques for Constraint Programming
and Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, 28 May 2009

This workshop aims at bringing together people in both Constraint Programming
(CP) and Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP), to exchange ideas on
current trends and developments in techniques for bound reduction (also known
as domain reduction) and their implementation in exact and heuristic solvers.

The workshop is organized within the CPAIOR conference, which will take place
at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, from May 27 to May 31, 2009.
See also

The organizing committee invites application of extended abstracts of maximum
5 pages describing work on bound reduction in the context of CP and/or MINLP.
Abstracts should be emailed to in PDF or Postscript format.

Possible topics for the extended abstract comprise, but are not restricted to:
Interval analysis; Bound reduction in global optimization; Preprocessing
techniques in MINLP and CP; Consistency techniques; Integration of global
constraints in MINLP solvers; Solver architectures.

Important dates:
- Feb 28, 2009: deadline for the submission of extended abstracts;
- Apr 15, 2009: notification of acceptance;
- May 15, 2009: final version of extended abstract due.


From: Alexander Ostermann <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 03:44:30 -0500
Subject: Summer school on ODEs with discontinuous right-hand side, Italy, Jun 2009

The 8th "Dobbiaco Summer School on Numerical Analysis" will
take place on June 22-26, 2009 at Dobbiaco/Toblach, Italy.

The topic of this year will be
ODEs with Discontinuous Right-Hand Side: Theory and Applications

During the school, three leading specialists in the field
will present a series of twelve 90 minutes long lectures on
the topic. The school is intended for PhD students and young

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Lecturers will be:
Luca Dieci (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Elio Usai (University of Cagliari, Italy
Nicola Guglielmi (University of L’Aquila, Italy)

Further information on the summer school can be found at:

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste)
Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck)


From: "Carolyn Sellers" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:23:10 -0000
Subject: Math of Finite Elements and Applications (MAFELAP), UK, Jun 2009

MAFELAP 2009: 9th - 12 June 2009
Brunel University, UK

We are pleased to announce that MAFELAP 2009, the thirteenth
conference on the Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications,
will take place at Brunel University, UK during the peiod 9 - 12 June,
2009. The Conference will be dedicated to Mary Wheeler and John
Whiteman both having reached the age of 70.

The invited speakers will include:
J Barrett, Imperial College, London
S. Chandler-Wilde, Reading University
P. Jimack, University of Leeds
S. Mikhailov, Brunel University
K. Morgan, Swansea University
JT Oden, University of Texas at Austin
O. Pironneau, University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
E Suli, Oxford University
A Tessler, NASA, Langley Research Center

Whilst approximately 30 mini-symposia are already being organised, we
are still encouraging colleagues to propose Mini-Symposia which they
would like to organise at MAFELAP. Briefly, the parameters for a
mini-symposium are that we shall allocate a time-slot to the
organisers, during which they can have four speakers, each giving a
presentation (probably 30 minutes, 25 minutes talk plus 5 minutes for
questions). If organisers want more than four talks, then we could
give them two two-hour slots. If you are interested in running a
mini-symposium, please submit a title as soon as possible, with a
tentative list of speakers to Professor Norbert Heuer
( or Carolyn Sellers (

Please note that early bird registration is available until 2 March


From: Bruce Boghosian <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:28:50 -0500
Subject: Challenges of Large Applications in Distributed Environments, Jun 2009

June 9/10, 2009, Munich, Germany,

The CLADE 2009 workshop will be held in conjunction with the 18th
International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
(HPDC-18), in Munich, Germany.

A new era of large scale, distributed applications are exploiting
advances in networking, high-end computers, large data stores and
middleware capabilities to address challenging problems. This workshop
focuses on the complex issues that arise in large-scale applications
of distributed computation, and promotes the development of innovative
applications that effectively use distributed resources, e.g., to
adapt to heterogeneity and dynamics in space and time. This includes
recent results on the development, deployment, management and
evaluations of large scale applications in science, engineering,
medicine, business, economics, education, and other disciplines, on
Grids and other distributed heterogeneous and dynamic computing
environments. Topics of interest to this workshop include (but are
not limited to) applications that illustrate advances in the following
* Large-scale distributed applications, both computational and data-centric
* Application-specific portals in distributed environments
* Distributed problem-solving environments
* Distributed, collaborative science applications
* Large, distributed data analysis
* Applications with heterogeneous spatial and temporal characteristics
* Distributed, multidimensional, dynamically adaptive applications
* Applications of new theories and tools for constructing adaptive
software systems
* Enterprise/data-center applications
* Examples of distributed applications benefiting from advances in
o Worlflow tools in distributed environments
o Application hosting frameworks for distributed environments
o Runtime support for intelligent, adaptive systems
o Programming models for heterogeneous and dynamic computation
o Portability, quality of service, or fault-tolerance in
cluster and Grid computation
o Resource management, dynamic scheduling or load balancing
in heterogeneous environments


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:49:57 -0500
Subject: SIAM Control and Its Applications, Denver, Jul 2009

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT09)
being held jointly with the 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado
July 6-8, 2009


Topical Speakers (partial list):
Stephane Gaubert, INRIA and CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Hidenori Kimura, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan
Kirsten Morris, University of Waterloo, Canada
Hector Sussmann, Rutgers - State University of New Jersey

Joint Speaker:
Karl Kunisch, University of Graz, Austria

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:


Deadlines are midnight Eastern Standard Time
February 16, 2009: Minisymposium proposals
February 16, 2009: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: "C.-H. Lai" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 06:04:12 -0500
Subject: Computer and Information Technology in Pharmacy, China, Aug 2009

International Conference on Computer and Information Technology in Pharmacy
(CITP 2009)
August 14-16, 2009, Wuxi, China

Pharmacy concerns the design, evaluation, production and use of
medicines. As such, it is a multi-disciplinary science of the
medical, chemical, biological and computer sciences. The meeting is a
thematic conference of the DCABES ( community.
The goal of this meeting is to present the latest development in
computer information technology applied to pharmacy. In particular the
conference will solicit works in drug analysis algorithm,
pharmacokinetics, therapeutic monitoring, pharmocoeconomics,
electronic commerce for pharmacy, and drug analysis software tools and

Publication: CITP2009 international conference will publish post
proceedings by the University of Greenwich AMCE Publishing. The
proceedings will be cited by ISTP as well as EI index. Authors of
selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to
International Journal for Computer Mathematics (SCI indexed) or
Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology (Cambridge
Scientific Abstract, Mathematical Reviews indexed).

Important Dates
Paper Submission due: 1st May 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 15th June 2009
Author Registration: before 30th June 2009
Non-Author Registration: Any Time before 1st August 2009
Conference : 14-16 August 2009


From: Marc Alexander Schweitzer <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 05:25:59 -0500
Subject: Workshop Meshfree Methods for PDE, Bonn, Germany, Aug 2009

Fifth International Workshop
Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations


DATE: AUGUST 17-21, 2009
ORGANIZERS: Ivo Babuska, Ted Belytschko,
Michael Griebel, Antonio Huerta,
Wing Kam Liu, Harry Yserentant



Contributions in all aspects of meshfree methods are invited, some of the key
topics to be featured are

* Coupling of meshfree methods, finite element methods, particle methods,
and finite difference methods
* Coupling of multiple scales
o continuum models to discrete models
o stochastic approaches
o numerical/analytical homogenization
* Application of meshfree, generalized finite element methods
* Parallel computation in meshfree methods
* Mathematical theory of meshfree, generalized finite element,
and particle methods
* Fast and stable domain integration methods
* Enhanced treatment of boundary conditions
* Identification and characterization of problems where meshfree methods
have clear advantage over classical approaches


From: Stefano De Marchi <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:32:23 -0500
Subject: Dolomites Workshop on Constructive Approx & Appl, Italy, Sep 2009

"2nd Dolomites Workshop on Constructive Approximation and
Applications" (DWCAA09)
Alba di Canazei (Trento, Italy), Sept. 4-9 2009

* C. de Boor (Madison)
* N. Dyn (Tel-Aviv)
* G. Meurant (Paris)
* R. Schaback (Goettingen)
* I.H. Sloan (Sydney)
* N. Trefethen (Oxford)
* H. Wendland (Sussex)
* Y. Xu (Eugene)

- Polynomial and rational approximation
Organizers: J. Carnicer (Zaragoza) and A. Cuyt (Antwerp)
- Meshfree methods
Organizers: A. Iske (Hamburg) and J. Levesley (Leicester)
- Quadrature and cubature formulas, numerical methods for
integral equations
Organizers: B. Bojanov (Sofia) and E. Venturino (Turin)
- Approximation methods in numerical linear algebra
Organizers: C. Brezinski (Lille) and M. Eiermann (Freiberg)
- Poster session (general)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2009

FURTHER INFORMATION is available at the conference web site


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:09:26 -0500
Subject: ATHENS-HERCMA2009 Conference, Sep 2009

*** H E R C M A 2009 CONFERENCE ***
Athens, 24-26 September 2009,
The 9th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics & its
Applications (HERCMA) Conference will be held in the Athens University of
Economics & Business (AUEB) on September 24-26, 2009, in Athens, Greece.
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.
Call for Papers & Session Proposals:
Papers on all aspects of Computer Mathematics and Scientific Computing are
solicited. Plenary lectures by distinguished Scientists, who have played a
significant role in the advancement of Computer Mathematics and its
Applications, will be scheduled in the scientific program of HERCMA 2009.
Professor K. AIHARA, Dept. of Mathematical Informatics, Graduate
School of Information Science & Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. F. DAREMA, CISE-USA National Science Foundation (NSF), U. S. A.
Professor A.S. FOKAS, DAMTP- University of Cambridge, England –
Academy of Athens, Greece
Professor A. KARAGEORGHIS, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Professor P. MIHAILESCU, University of Goettingen, Germany
Professor C. SCHUETTE, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bio
Computing Group, Free-University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Professor E.E. TYRTYSHNIKOV, Institute of Numerical Mathematics (INM),
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
Professor C. ZHIMING, LSEC-Institute of Computational Mathematics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Important Dates:
Deadline for the submission of the extended abstract 20 February, 2009
Deadline for mini-symposia proposals 20 February, 2009
Notification of acceptance 10 April, 2009
Deadline for the submission of the complete paper 30 May, 2009
Deadline for the early payment 30 May, 2009
Updated information about HERCMA 2009 may be retrieved from our web site at


From: "C.-H. Lai" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 06:07:35 -0500
Subject: Distributed Computing and Applications (DCABES 2009), China, Oct 2009

Eigth International Conference on Distributed Computing and Applications
for Business, Engineering and Sciences (DCABES 2009)
16th - 19th October 2009
Guilin, China

DCABES intends to bring together researchers and developers in the
academic field and industry from around the world to share their
research experience and to explore research collaboration in the areas
of distributed parallel processing and applications. Proceedings of
the DCABES have been indexed by the ISTP of ISI since 2001. Selected
papers have been published in special issues of international
journals, including International Journal of Computer Mathematics and
the Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology. This series
of meetings has achieved a very good reputation in distributed
computing and its applications, for its comprehensive dissemination of
the state-of-the-art of research results. You are invited to submit
an extended abstract/full paper of 4 or 5 pages, and/or a proposal to
organize a technical session. All accepted abstracts should be
extended by the authors to a full paper (5 pages or less), which will
be published as a book of proceedings (with ISBN) to be distributed at
the conference. Please visit the DCABES 2009 website to find out more

Important Dates:
Submission due - 8th May 2009
Notification of Acceptance - 30th May 2009
Camera-Ready due - 30th June 2009
Early registration - Before 15th June 2009
Lastest Registration - Before 30th June 2009
Non-author registration: Any Time Before 16th October 2009


From: Stefano De Marchi <>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:06:51 -0500
Subject: New e-journal: Dolomites Reseach Notes on Approximation (DRNA)

"Dolomites Research Notes on Approximation" (DRNA) publishes, in open
access, papers and/or slides of the talks presented at the annual
Dolomites Research Weeks and Workshops organized regularly (since 2006)
by the Padova-Verona research group on Constructive Approximation and
Applications (CAA), at the summer courses site of the University of
Verona in Alba di Canazei (Trento, Italy). The journal also publishes, on
invitation, survey papers and summaries of Ph.D. theses on approximation
theory, algorithms and applications.

Vol. 1, issue 1, is now available, with the tutorial on
"Meshfree Approximation Methods with Matlab", given by Greg Fasshauer
(IIT, Chicago) in September 2008.


Managing Editors

- Stefano De Marchi, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Verona (I),

- Michela Redivo Zaglia, Dept. of Pure and Applied Mathematics, University
of Padua (I),

- Marco Vianello, Dept. of Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of
Padua (I),


From: Norbert Heuer <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:31:54 -0500
Subject: Assistant Professorship, Santiago, Chile

Departamento de Matematicas

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for one tenure track position
at the Assistant Professor level beginning either March or August 2010.
Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics, proven research potential in pure
or applied mathematics, and a strong commitment to teaching and research. The
regular teaching load for assistant professors consists of three one-semester
courses per year, reduced to two during the first two years. The annual salary
will be US$ 36,000.

Please send a letter indicating your main research interests, potential
collaborators in our Department, detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of
recommendation to:

Departamento de Matematicas
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Av. Vicuna Mackenna 4860
Santiago, CHILE

For informations on the Department see
Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Norbert Heuer,

Deadline: June 30, 2009.


From: Cynthia Longoria <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:12:39 -0500
Subject: Faculty Search, Materials Science and Engineering Program #2009-62

Texas State University-San Marcos
Faculty Search, Materials Science and Engineering
Posting #2009-62

Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of The Texas State University

Texas State University is aggressively developing a new Materials Science and
Engineering program with federal, state and university funding based on
collaborations among the Departments of Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Biology, Technology and the Ingram School of Engineering. We invite
applications for two open positions to be immediately filled by outstanding
candidates with active and internationally recognized interdisciplinary
research efforts in advanced materials for emerging technologies. Rank,
tenure status and home department are negotiable based on qualifications. The
successful applicant(s) will establish a vigorous externally funded research
program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be
committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We have
received a State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund Research Superiority
Acquisition Award that will provide highly competitive salaries and start-up
packages. In accordance with the guidelines of this award, preference will be
given to candidates from outside the state of Texas whose research efforts
have a high likelihood of supporting technology transfer and

Texas State is a doctoral-granting university located in the burgeoning
Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University
System, and among the largest in the state. Texas State’s 29,000 students
choose from 109 undergraduate and 88 master’s and 8 doctoral programs offered
by eight colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett & Miriam McCoy College of Business
Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions,
Liberal Arts, Science, and the University College). With a diverse campus
community including over 30% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas
State is one of the top 20 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in
the nation. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally
recognized academic programs is available at

Qualifications: Applicants will hold an earned doctoral degree and possess a
distinguished record of intellectual and academic accomplishments that will
qualify her or him for appointment at the appropriate level in the academic
unit with which the applicant has the strongest disciplinary overlap. Other
required qualifications include strong leadership and interpersonal skills, a
strong record of funded research, a strong record of scholastic achievement,
and a commitment to promoting and embracing diversity. Corporate, industrial
or commercialization experience is highly desired.

Application: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please
submit the following via email before March 31, 2009: Faculty application
accompanying materials which should include a letter of intent, vita,
statements of proposed research program, potential commercialization strategy,
and teaching philosophy, and list of five references to:


From: Daniel Renzi <>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 09:58:56 -0500
Subject: Academic position at Alfaisal University

Alfaisal University invites applications for an assistant professor in
applied math. Candidates must have a Ph.D (or equivalent) in mathematics.
Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Exceptional candidates may be
considered for an associate professor position.

Alfaisal is a research university located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with a 2/2
teaching load. There are a number of incentives for expatriates including a
25% (of base salary) international assignment bonus, tax free salary, free
housing ( see for pictures
of my villa), and free business class roundtrip airfare to country of origin
every year.

Inquires and applications can be sent to Applications
should include a C.V. with names of at least 3 references. Research and
teaching statements would also be helpful.


From: Jan Korvink <>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 05:21:04 -0500
Subject: Postdoc position in topology optimization at Freiburg University

The simulation laboratory at the Department of Microsystems
Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg in Germany is looking for
a postdoctoral candidate to work in the area of topology optimization
for microscale fluid dynamics with fluid-structure interaction. The
position is initially available for 1 year, with the possibility of an

Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to have completed
their Ph.D. studies in Applied Math, Computational Science,
Computational Engineering or a related field. The person should have a
strong background in numerical analysis, PDE solvers, discretization
methods, and scientific computing. A background in PDE-constrained
optimization and continuum mechanics is desirable. The willingness to
work in a team environment is essential. Applicants cannot have
received the PhD degree more than two years prior to the date of
application and must complete all degree requirements before starting
their appointment.

Technical questions: Contact Jan G. Korvink at

How to apply: A general application form is provided on the website (job offers), and should
be submitted electronically via email to Note that we only accept PDF


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:06:40 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, LAA

* Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 430, Issues 5-6, Pages 1441-1724 (1 March 2009)
Special Issue devoted to the 14th ILAS Conference
Edited by Ilse Ipsen, Julio Moro, Peter S?emrl, Jia-Yu Shao and Pei
Yuan Wu


1) Lists of Editors Pages ii-iii

2) Preface to the 14th ILAS Conference Proceedings Shanghai 2007
Page 1441 Ilse Ipsen, Julio Moro, Peter S?emrl, Jia-Yu Shao, Pei
Yuan Wu, Richard Brualdi

3) Optimization of the spectral radius of a product for nonnegative
matrices Pages 1442-1451 Jonathan Axtell, Lixing Han, Daniel
Hershkowitz, Michael Neumann, Nung-Sing Sze

4) Structured doubling algorithms for weakly stabilizing Hermitian
solutions of algebraic Riccati equations Pages 1452-1478 Tsung-Ming
Huang, Wen-Wei Lin

5) Generalized Jordan derivation on nest algebras? Pages 1479-1485
Jinchuan Hou, Xiaofei Qi

6) Zero product determined matrix algebras? Pages 1486-1498 Matej
Brešar, Mateja Grašic(, Juana Sánchez Ortega

7) Revisiting hua-marcus-bellman-ando inequalities on contractive
matrices Pages 1499-1508 Changqing Xu, Zhaodi Xu, Fuzhen Zhang

8) Numerical radius inequality for C0 contractions Pages 1509-1516
Pei Yuan Wu, Hwa-Long Gau, Ming Cheng Tsai

9) A shift-splitting hierarchical identification method for solving
Lyapunov matrix equations? Pages 1517-1530 Chuanqing Gu, Huiyan Xue

10) A Lanczos bidiagonalization algorithm for Hankel matrices? Pages
1531-1543 Kevin Browne, Sanzheng Qiao, Yimin Wei

11) Generalizations of reverse Bebiano–Lemos–Providência inequality
Pages 1544-1549 Akemi Matsumoto, Masatoshi Fujii

12) Generalized exponents of primitive two-colored digraphs? Pages
1550-1565 Yubin Gao, Yanling Shao

13) Positive symmetric matrices with exactly one positive
eigenvalue? Pages 1566-1573 J.M. Peña

14) Use of reduced forms in the disturbance decoupling problem?
Pages 1574-1589 Albert Compta, Josep Ferrer, Marta Peña

15) Solutions to a quadratic inverse eigenvalue problem? Pages
1590-1606 Yun-Feng Cai, Yuen-Cheng Kuo, Wen-Wei Lin, Shu-Fang Xu

16) Sharp bounds for the spectral radius of digraphs? Pages
1607-1612 Guang-Hui Xu, Chang-Qing Xu

17) Structured perturbation of the Brunovsky form: A particular
case? Pages 1613-1625 Itziar Baragaña, M. Asunción Beitia,
Inmaculada de Hoyos

18) Ranks and the least-norm of the general solution to a system of
quaternion matrix equations? Pages 1626-1640 Qing-Wen Wang,
Cheng-Kun Li

19) More on generalized inverses of partitioned matrices with
Banachiewicz–Schur forms Pages 1641-1655 Yongge Tian, Yoshio Takane

20) Algebraic connectivity and doubly stochastic tree matrices?
Pages 1656-1664 Xiao-Dong Zhang

21) Convergence and quotient convergence of iterative methods for
solving singular linear equations with index one Pages 1665-1674
Lijing Lin, Yimin Wei, Naimin Zhang

22) The completable digraphs for the totally nonnegative completion
problem? Pages 1675-1690 Cristina Jordán, Juan-R. Torregrosa,
Ramadán el-Ghamry

23) Mixed-type reverse order law of (AB)(13)(AB)(13)? Pages
1691-1699 Minghui Wang, Musheng Wei, Zhigang Jia

24) Local Wiener–Hopf factorization and indices over arbitrary
fields? Pages 1700-1722 A. Amparan, S. Marcaida, I. Zaballa

25) Call for Papers Pages 1723-1724

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