**Today's Topics:**

- Request for CERNLIB
- IMG-NET
- Position at New South Wales
- Applied Math at University of Colorado
- SIAM Linear Algebra Prize
- Positions at Courant and Argonne

Date: 17 Nov 87 21:52:19 GMT

From: David Rabson <davidra@tcgould.tn.cornell.edu>

To: na@score.stanford.edu

Does anyone out there have both CERNLIB and FTP? CERNLIB is a public-domain

numerical package put out by the European Center for Nuclear Research (the big

accelerator on the French-Swiss border) and an extremely low-cost (i.e., free)

alternative to IMSL.

Thanks,

David Rabson

Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics

davidra@helios.tn.cornell.edu

DAVIDRA@CRNLASSP.BITNET

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 87 01:13:48 IST

To: na@score.stanford.edu

From: Danny Hershkowitz <MAR23AA%TECHNION.BITNET@wiscvm.wisc.edu>

INTERNATIONAL MATRIX GROUP ( IMG )

The International Linear Algebra Community

E-mail Address: MAR23AA @ TECHNION (bitnet)

9 November 1987

IMG-NET Message No. 1

We are pleased to announce the establishment of IMG/TILAC -

International Matrix Group / The International Linear Algebra

Community. IMG was constituted during the Combinatorial Matrix

Analysis Conference in Victoria, May 1987. The general goal of IMG is

to encourage activities in linear algebra.

We aim to encourage and support existing groups and individuals

active in organizing meetings and publications in all aspects of

linear algebra. We have no intention of supplanting or competing with

existing organizations, our entire purpose is international co-

ordination, to assist the developement of linear algebra. We may add

new activities where and when desirable. We welcome activities in all

applications of linear algebra and we desire a proper share for

theoretical matrix analysis and abstract linear algebra.

We plan the following:

1. IMG will initiate, encourage and co-ordinate linear algebra

meetings, and support them by the means available, such as

information delivery. In the long run we hope to get some financial

support from various agencies.

2. IMG will edit and distribute a bulletin (named IMAGE), which will

serve as a stage for discussions and opinions. It will contain essays

related to linear algebra activities, as well as some information

about various activities including publicity about future meetings,

about new papers accepted by the linear algebra journals, about

recently written theses, and about individuals (new positions,

sabbaticals, leaves etc.). It may contain letters to the editor or

signed columns of opinion.

3. IMG will also operate IMG-NET, an electronic news service. We will

transmit announcements of IMG activities and circulate other notices

of interest to linear algebraists.

Membership in IMG will be open to all mathematicians interested in

furthering its aims and participating in its activities. Initially

there will be no cost to individuals, and we hope that costs will

always be low.

The group now has the following structure:

Officers:

Chairman - Hans Schneider

Editor of IMAGE (The IMG Bulletin) - Robert C. Thompson

Secretary - Daniel Hershkowitz

Committee members:

Richard A. Brualdi

David H. Carlson

Charles R. Johnson.

A key feature of our strucure is an international board (IB) which

consists of one representative for each of several countries in which

there is linear algebra activity. There is also a representative at

large.

Initially the international board consists of :

Belgium - P. Van Dooren

Canada - P. Lancaster

Czechoslovakia - M. Fiedler

Germany - L. Elsner

Great Britain - S. Barnett

Greece - J. Maroulas

Netherlands - H. Bart

Hong Kong - Y. Au-Yeung

Hungary - P. Rozsa

Ireland - T. Laffey

Israel - A. Berman

Japan - T. Ando

Portugal - G. de Oliveira

Spain - V. Hernandez

United States - G. Golub

At large - B. Datta

As a first step we are currently consulting members of the IB to

determine what linear algebra activities are being planned in their

various countries and what kind of useful support IMG can give.

If you have any suggestions please communicate these to your

national representative, to the representative at large, or to any of

the undersigned officers. Contributions for IMAGE should be sent to

Bob Thompson. If you wish to contribute an announcement to IMG-NET or

be on the mailing list for IMAGE or IMG-NET, please contact Danny

Hershkowitz at the address below (please send in your regular mail

and e-mail addresses).

Hans Schneider

Mathematics Department

Van Vleck Hall

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI 53706

U.S.A.

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e-mail address: hs@vanvleck.math.wisc.edu

Robert C. Thompson

Mathematics Department

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

U.S.A.

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Daniel Hershkowitz

Mathematics Department

Technion - I.I.T.

Haifa 32000

ISRAEL

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e-mail address: mar23aa@technion.bitnet

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To: NA@score.stanford.edu

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1987

From: I. H. Sloan <munnari!Score.Stanford.EDU!Ian@uunet.UU.NET>

To: Distribution%na@uunet.UU.NET

Position: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (REF: 1113) (Tenured or tenurable

Appointment) - School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, Sydney,

Australia.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification, and active

research interests in one or more of the following areas of applied

mathematics: optimal control, operations research, optimization,

numerical analysis or computational mathematics related to these areas.

Situated within the School of Mathematics, the Department of Applied

Mathematics has active research groups in optimal control, optmization,

numerical analysis, computational mathematics, nonlinear dynamics,

wave theory, fluid dynamics and physical oceanography. The Department

encourages interaction with other disciplines, and research activity

involving applications. In addition the School of Mathematics is

currently building up strength in the area of Mathematical Computer Science.

The successful applicant will be expected to supervise graduate students

in suitable areas of specialisation, and to participate in the teaching of

courses offered by the School.

The position will be available from July 1988 and appointment will be

either with tenure, or on the basis of a contract with provision for

conversion to tenure.

Further information from Professor I.H. Sloan, Head of School (02)697-2957.

(No e-mail access in December and January.)

Applications close 15 February 1988.

Salary: $28,381 - $37,122

Commencing salary according to qualifications and experience.

Applicants should forward two copies of their applications, including

curriculum vitae, telephone number during business hours, transcripts

of academic record and the names and addresses of two referees to the

Academic Staff Office, Post Office Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia.

Equality of employment opportunity is University policy.

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 87 14:42:59 MST

From: Bobby Schnabel <bobby@boulder.colorado.edu>

To: na.moler@score.stanford.edu

The Department of Mathematics and Program in Applied Mathematics,

University of Colorado, invites applications for the position of

Director, Program in Applied Mathematics, beginning Fall, 1988. We

welcome exceptionally strong applications at all levels. Preference

will be given to senior applied mathematicians having an international

research reputation and demonstrated success in program development.

The Program in Applied Mathematics is interdisciplinary in nature and

composed of faculty from various engineering disciplines, computer

science, the physical sciences, and mathematics.

The University of Colorado at Boulder has a strong institutional

commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that

spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from

a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic

minorities and disabled individuals.

Applications, consisting of a current vitae and any other supporting

information, should be sent by January 20, 1988 to:

James Curry, Chair

Search Committee

Program in Applied Mathematics

University of Colorado

Campus Box 426

Boulder, CO 80309

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 87 15:22:45 PST

From: Dave Carlson <sdsu!carlson@sdcsvax.ucsd.edu>

To: na@score.stanford.edu

The SIAM Council, during the Annual SIAM Meeting in Denver in October,

approved a Linear Algebra Prize, to be given every two years to the author(s)

of the best paper in applicable linear algebra published in English in a peer-

reviewed journal within the award period. The purpose of this communication

is to solicit nominations for the first awarding of the Prize.

The first SIAM Linear Algebra Prize will be awarded at the Third SIAM

Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, which will be held in Madison, Wisconsin

May 23-26, l988. It will be awarded for a paper bearing a publication date of

1986 or 1987, containing significant research contributions to the field of

linear algebra which have direct or potential applications. The prize will

consist of a plaque and certificate; there will be no cash award. At least one

of the awardees will be expected to attend the Prize Ceremony and present the

winning paper. Also, the Prize will be announced in the SIAM News and the

SIAG/LA Newsletter.

The Prize Committee consists of the SIAG/LA Vice-Chair (in this case,

me) as Chair and four other SIAG/LA members, chosen by SIAM President

Bill Gear upon the recommendation of SIAG/LA Chair Bob Ward. Written or

e-mail nominations of outstanding papers should be made as soon as

possible, and no later than 12/31/87, to any member of the Prize

Committee. The Committee members are:

Dave Carlson, Math.Sciences Dept., San Diego State Univ., San Diego, CA 92182

(na.carlson@score.stanford.edu or sdsu.carlson@sdcsvax.ucsd.edu)

Ake Bjorck, Math. Dept., Univ. of Linkoping, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden

(na.bjorck@score.stanford.edu)

Gene Golub, UMIACS 2321, Comp.Science Bldg., Univ. of Maryland, College Park,

MD 20742 (na.golub@score.stanford.edu)

Roger Horn, Math.Sciences Dept., Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD 21218

(MSC_HRAH@JHUVMS.BITNET)

Tom Kailath, Elect.Engr.Dept., Durand 117, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305

(na.kailath@score.stanford.edu or kailath@sierra.stanford.edu)

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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 87 19:09:05 EST

From: James W. Demmel <demmel@robalo.nyu.edu>

To: na.moler@score.stanford.edu

Positions available at

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

and

Argonne National Laboratory

Two staff researcher positions, one at Argonne and one at

Courant, are available in parallel scientific software.

Courant and Argonne are engaged in a cooperative project

called LAPACK, whose goal is to rewrite the LINPACK and

EISPACK subroutine libraries to be portable and efficient

across all current supercomputers and various other promis-

ing parallel machines. The principal investigators are Jack

Dongarra and Danny Sorenson at Argonne, Jim Demmel and Anne

Greenbaum at Courant, and Sven Hammmarling and Jeremy Du

Croz at NAG in Oxford. The premise of the project is that by

rewriting or replacing the currect algorithms with ones

based on matrix-matrix operations, these same algorithms

will run efficiently on a variety of machines. The matrix-

matrix operations, the BLAS3 (see SIGNUM Newsletter, v. 22,

no.3, July 1987), are to be optimized by each vendor for

each machine. We expect LAPACK to become the workhorse of

dense linear algebra algorithms on supercomputers just as

LINPACK and EISPACK were for the serial world. The posi-

tions involve numerical analysis and scientific programming.

Familiarity with parallel architectures and algorithms is

also desireable.

Courant also has visiting and staff research positions

available in other areas of applied mathematics, numerical

analysis and scientific programming. Short appointments for

visiting faculty as well as multiyear research staff posi-

tion are available. Current research activities at Courant

include linear algebra, fluid dynamics, Monte Carlo methods,

and inverse problems.

Inquiries should be directed to Jack Dongarra, MCS Division

- Bldg. 221, Argonne National Lab, 9700 S. Cass Avenue,

Argonne, IL 60439-4844, (312)972-7246, dongarra@anl-mcs.arpa

or Jim Demmel, Courant Institute, 251 Mercer Str., New York,

NY 10012, (212)998-3470, demmel@acf8.nyu.edu.

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