NA Digest Sunday, October 23, 1994 Volume 94 : Issue 43

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From: John Butcher <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 94 17:10:07 NZS
Subject: 100th Anniversary of First Runge-Kutta Paper


Many na-netters will be aware that the 100th anniversary of
the publication of Runge's paper, initiating the study and
practical use of Runge-Kutta methods, occurs in 1995. I
would like to know what celebrations have been planned to mark
this historic anniversary. Are there plans, for example, for
a centenary collection of papers in the general area of
Runge-Kutta methods? If there are, I would like to know how
I can submit a paper for this collection. If there are no
such plans, I would offer to organise such a collection myself.
In this case, I would appreciate any comments that interested
people have on such a proposal.

== John Butcher


From: David Wille <bwilld@chbs.CIBA.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 9:01:10 MET
Subject: Flop Rates for BLAS

Dear NA-digest readers,

I am currently writing a book on Scientific Fortran and would like to
ask if anyone was any up-to-date comparative figures for flop rates for
level one, two and three BLAS on modern machines. To date, the only information
I have is rather out of date. I would be interested in workstations as
well as mainframes.

Also, if any one has a reference to 'Akkers' function (a recursive example
often used in Computer Science courses) or can remind me what it is, I would
also be most grateful.


David Wille

Mathematical Applications e-mail:
Ciba-Geigy AG
CH-4002 Basel tel: + 41 61 69 74165
Switzerland fax: + 41 61 69 78973


From: Eric de Sturler <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 11:01:47 --100
Subject: Change of Address for Eric de Sturler

Dear Colleagues,

I recently moved from CSCS-ETHZ to the Interdisciplinary
Project Center for Supercomputing also at ETH Zurich.

My new address is:

Eric de Sturler phone : +41-1-632 5566
IPS-ETH Zurich fax : +41-1-261 0468
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology email :
ETH-Zentrum, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

the old address was:

Swiss Scientific Computing Center CSCS/ETHZ
Via Cantonale, CH-6928 Manno, Switzerland
Telephone: +41-91 50 82 65
Fax : +41-91 50 67 11
Email :


From: Alan Hindmarsh <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 94 10:17:39 PDT
Subject: CVODE Available from Netlib

CVODE available from Netlib

CVODE is an initial value ODE solver, written in C, based on the VODE
and VODPK (Fortran) solvers. It solves stiff and nonstiff systems,
and in the stiff case includes direct and iterative method options.
CVODE was written by Scott Cohen and Alan Hindmarsh at LLNL.

The CVODE package is now available from the Netlib collection, in the
library netlib/ode. The following instructions give you the CVODE
package, by way of a compressed tar file obtained with ftp.
prompt for Name: anonymous
prompt for Password: [your complete email address]
cd ode
get cvode.tar.Z
uncompress < cvode.tar.Z | tar xf -
The final tar command creates, in the user directory where typed, a
directory called CVODE. A README file in the top level of the CVODE
directory gives further information and installation instructions. A
comprehensive user guide is provided as a Postcript file in CVODE/doc.

Alan Hindmarsh
Numerical Mathematics Group, L-316
Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Livermore, CA 94551


From: Dirk Laurie <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 94 10:18
Subject: Orthogonal Polynomials

Scaling of orthogonal polynomials: reference wanted

When working with orthogonal polynomials on [-1,1], you land in
overflow/underflow problems. If the polynomials are monic, then the
decrease as O(4^{-n}); if they are orthonormal, the leading coefficients
increase as O(4^n). I have seen a paper (in J. Approx. Theory or Lin.
Alg. Appl., I think) where the author remarks that all is well on [-2,2].
Can anyone direct me to the reference?

Dirk Laurie (


From: Christine Coles <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 17:20:51 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Fox Prize


The Seventh Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on June 26,
1995 at the University of Dundee, prior to the 16th Dundee Biennial
Conference on Numerical Analysis.

Entries for the Seventh Leslie Fox Prize competition can now be
submitted. Any person who is less than 31 years old on January 1st,
1995 and has not already won a first prize is eligible. Each entry
should consist of three copies of a paper, describing some of the
candidate's research, that is suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a
numerical analysis symposium. Whether or not the work has been
published or accepted for publication is irrelevant, but no person may
submit more than one paper. Unsuccessful candidates from previous
competitions are encouraged to enter.

The entries will be considered by an Adjudicating Committee: its
members are Prof. C.M. Elliott (Sussex, Chairman), Prof. C.T.H. Baker
(Manchester) and Prof. I.S. Duff (R.A.L.). Particular attention will
be given to the originality and quality of each paper, and to the
suitability of the material for a 40 minute talk to a general audience
of numerical analysts. Papers will be selected by the Committee for
presentation at the Leslie Fox Prize meeting. Only the papers that
are presented at the symposium will be eligible for awards but, subject
to this restriction, the Adjudicating Committee may award any number
of first and secondary prizes.

Entries should be received, by the Chairman, by February 3rd,
1995. Each candidate should include a statement of her/his year of
birth and should indicate that she/he would be available to present
her/his paper at the symposium. A joint paper may be submitted by an
individual candidate if accompanied by a statement from the co-authors
agreeing to the submission and detailing the contribution of the
candidate to the paper. Travel funds are not generally available to
assist candidates who attend the symposium. The receipt of all entries
will be acknowledged. Any question on this notice should be addressed
to a member of the Adjudicating Committee.

Prof. C.M. Elliott
Centre for Mathematical Analysis and Its Applications
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH, UK


From: Jorge More' <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 1994 11:15:41 -0500
Subject: Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software


This prize was created by Argonne National Laboratory,
the National Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms Group
in honor of the outstanding contributions of James Hardy Wilkinson
to the field of numerical software. Linda Petzold received the 1991
prize for DASSL at the International Conference in Industrial and
Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 91).

The 1995 prize will be awarded at ICIAM 95 in Hamburg,
July 3-7, 1995, in connection with one of the principal
lectures in High Performance Computing.

Entries must be received by November 1, 1994.

Additional information on the rules of the competition
can be obtained from


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 94 23:46:57 BST
Subject: Linear Algebra Year at CERFACS

CERFACS Linear Algebra Year

The Linear Algebra Year at CERFACS will take place in the calendar year 1995
and will be focussed particularly in two periods, spring and autumn. One of
the main constituents of the Year will be a series of workshops ... at
present four are planned:

Each workshop will last for three days and will be preceded by a one-day

The workshop titles and dates are the following.

April 10-14 Iterative methods

June 05-09 Direct methods

September 25-29 Linear algebra in optimization

October 16-20 Eigenvalues and beyond

There will also be an extensive visitor programme supporting both senior
visitors and young scientists for visits of from one week to several months.

It is hoped to support the visits fully but, at the time of writing this, it is
not known what level of funding has been obtained.

To register your interest as a prospective visitor or workshop attendee or
just to receive further information please contact:

Dr Chiara Puglisi
Parallel Algorithm Team
42 Ave G Coriolis
F-31057 Toulouse Cedex
+33-61-19-31-31 Fax:+33-61-19-30-00


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 1994 11:53:12 +0100
Subject: Numerical Algorithms Journal

At the end of 1994, with its Volume 8, the journal


will complete its third year of publication. I believe that
it is important to make a summary of the results obtained
at this time.
The first 7 volumes represent a total of 197 papers and
3266 pages.
Most of the areas of numerical analysis have been covered:
linear algebra (39 papers), nonlinear equations (6),
splines (20), wavelets (4), interpolation and approximation
(68), extrapolation (17), optimization (10), ODEs (11),
PDEs (5), quadrature (5), miscellaneous (13).
The contents of most of these articles confirm that the aim
of creating a journal covering all the aspects of numerical
algorithms has been achieved.
Until now, 5 papers containing the related software
(which have been inserted into the library numeralgo of netlib),
have been published and I hope that this number will increase in
the next future.
The results obtained show that this journal fills up the gap
existing before its creation when papers dealing with numerical
algorithms were usually published in numerical analysis or applied
science journals and the importance to have it in your library.
In 1995, it is intended to publish 2 new volumes.
If you want to submit a paper to the journal you can send it
to any member of the board.
If you desire to obtain information about the subscription, please
notice that the address of the publisher has been changed starting from
September 1, 1994. The new address is:
Baltzer BV, Science Publishers
Asterweg 1A
1031 HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel. +31-20-637 0061
Fax +31-20-632 3651

We thank you very much for your help in the success of the journal.

Claude Brezinski, Editor-in-chief
Paris-Drouot, BP 18
75433 - Paris cedex 09, France


From: Yuefan Deng <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 94 12:01:46 EDT
Subject: Intel Supercomputer Users Meeting

Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 21-23, 1995

The 1995 Intel Supercomputer Users Group (ISUG) conference is
hosted by Sandia National Laboratory. The conference will be
held at the Albuquerque Mariott Hotel.

ISUG conferences provide a forum to disseminate scientific results
based upon computations carried out on Intel parallel systems
like the Intel Paragon and iPSC/860 and to present new results
in areas like parallel algorithms, operating systems, tools, compilers
architecture, performance evaluation for parallel systems.

Papers in the following areas are solicited:

Computational Fluid Dynamics
Global Changes and Climate Modeling
Computational Solid Mechanics
Computational Chemistry
Life Sciences and Medical Applications
Automative Applications
Material Processing and Design
Computational Molecular Dynamics
Parallel Algorithms and Data Structures
Parallel Numerical Methods
Data Visualization
Operating Systems for Massively Parallel Systems
Architecture and I/O
Message Passing
Parallel Databases

All papers are reviewed. Standard presentation time is 20 minutes.
All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings
which will be distributed at the conference.
A special session dedicated to very recent results will be organized

The Program Committee for ISUG 95

Patricia Crossmo, Sandia National Laboratory
Yuefan Deng, SUNY-Stony Brook
Richard Frost, San Diego Supercomputing Center
Robert A. van de Geijn, University of Texas at Austin
Richard Greco, Intel Supercomputing Systems Division
George Kremenek, San Diego Supercomputing Center
Gary Lamont, Air Force Institute of Technology
John Levesque, Applied Parallel Research
Mike Leuze, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Arthur Maccabe, University of New Mexico
Dan C. Marinescu, Purdue University
Hellen Mc.Kenna, Intel Supercomputing Systems Division
Charles Mosher, ARCO
Marilynn Livingston, Southern Ilinois University
John Ott, Alliant Telesystems
Thierry Priol, IRSIA
Zary Segall, University of Oregon
Leigh Ann Tanner, NASA Ames Research Center
Roger Wainwright, University of Tulsa
David DeWitt, University of Wisconsin
Osman Yasar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Schedule of events:

January 15, 1995 -- Due date for extended abstracts
(4 to 5 pages) and proposals for
tutorials (2 to 3 pages).

March 1, 1995 -- Notification of acceptance

May 1, 1995 -- Camera ready papers due.

Submit 5 (five) copies of the abstracts or proposals to:

Prof. Dan C. Marinescu, ISUG 95 Program Chair
Computer Sciences Department
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA

Phone: (317) 494 6018
FAX: (317) 494 0739


From: Bart Motmans <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 17:14:53 +0100
Subject: Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control

First Announcement and Call for Papers
14th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control
March 29-31, 1995, Houthalen, Belgium

The next Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control will take place from
March 29 to 31, 1995, in the conference center `Hengelhoef' in Houthalen
(Limburg). The aim of this meeting is to promote the research activities
and the cooperation between researchers in Systems and Control in the Benelux.
It is the fourteenth in a series of annual conferences that are held
alternately in Belgium and the Netherlands, and are organized under the
auspices of the Dutch Research Community in the Mathematics of Operations
Research and System Theory (MBST), the Dutch Foundation for Measurement and
Control Technology(SMBT), and the Belgian Federation of Automatic Control


The technical program consists of the following items.

1. Main Lectures.

-Subspace Algorithms in Systems Identification and Telecommunication
by Prof. B. Ottersten (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)

-Adaptive Control, have we learned anything yet ?
by Dr. R.L. Kosut (Integrated Systems Inc.,Santa Clara, U.S.A. and
Stanford University, Stanford, USA)

2. Minicourses:
-Convex Optimization and Control
by Prof. S. Boyd (Stanford University, Stanford, USA)

-Numerical Linear Algebra for Control
by Prof. P. Van Dooren (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

3. Contributed Lectures covering all aspects of systems and control theory
and its applications.

The language of the technical program is English.

Call for Papers

Contributions for part 3 of the program are now being solicited. Please send
in a title and one page abstract of your talk to the address mentioned below.
You may also propose a Special Session consisting of three or four short
lectures centered around a specific topic. Decisions on the conference program
will be made by the organizing committee. Upon acceptance of their
contributions, authors will be asked to send in a one-page summary for
inclusion in the `Collection of Summaries' which will be distributed at the
conference. New for this year is that the session chairmen will select the best
contribution of their session for possible publication in {\em Journal A}
(the Benelux Quarterly Journal on Automatic Control).

Important dates

December 15, 1994 : Deadline for submitting proposals for Special Sessions,
and abstracts for short lectures.
January 15 , 1995 : Authors are notified regarding acceptance of their
February 15, 1995 : Deadline for submission of one-page summaries,
deadline for early registration.
March 29, 1995 : Start of the Meeting.

Conference information

The meeting will start with lunch on Wednesday, March 29, 1995, and
end on Friday, March 31, 1995, in the afternoon. The participation fee,
including registration, preprints, meals, and lodging, will be
approx. 14.000,- Bfr.(single room) and approx. 11.000,- Bfr. (twinbedded room).
Registration forms will be sent out in January, along with more detailed

Organizing committee

The members of the organizing committee are:
B. De Moor (KUL),
J. Vandewalle (KUL),
H. Van Brussel (KUL),
J. De Schutter (KUL),
G. Bastin (UCL),
L. Boullart (BIRA)
J.L. Henrotte (IBRA),
D. Aeyels (University of Ghent),
F.M. Callier (FUNDP, Namur),
R. Dekeyser (University of Ghent),
M. Gevers (UCL),
M. Kinnaert (ULB),
M. Moonen (KUL),
J. Schoukens (VUB),
C. Heij (Erasmus University Rotterdam),
M. Remy (Faculte Polytechnique de Mons),
H.L. Trentelman (University of Groningen),
P. Van Dooren (UCL),
J.J. Kok (TUE),
Z. Houkes (UT),
H. Nijmeijer (UT).

Workshop secretariat

B. Motmans
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Dept. ESAT-Elektrotechniek
Kardinaal Mercierlaan 94
B-3001 Leuven
Tel. (+32-) (0)16-22.09.31 (after 1/1/95 : 016-32.11.11)
Fax. (+32-) (0)16-22.18.55 (after 1/1/95 : 016-32.19.86)


From: Roger Horn <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 94 06:08:52 MDT
Subject: Matrix Theory Conference


Southern California Matrix Theory Conference
November 12, 1994
Mathematics Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

More-or-less-definite speakers and titles:

Peter Alfeld, Multivariate splines and linear algebra
David Carlson, Counting distinct entries in vectors
Charles Johnson, The M-matrix and inverse M-matrix
completion problems
Edward Keppelmann, The matrix theory behind the fixed point
theory of solvmanifolds
Zhongshan Li, The structure of cyclic nonnegative matrices
Chi-Kwong Li, The determinant of the sum of two matrices
Ingram Olkin, Why are statisticians interested in linear
Mohammed Othman Omran, The real positive semi-definite
completion problem for chordal graphs
Stephen Pierce, Super-symmetric matrices
Donald Robinson, The Rao idempotents of a matrix
Robert Thompson, Theorems I haven't proved
William Watkins, Nonlinear transformations on matrices:
preserver problems
Fuzhen Zhang, An inequality and matrix normality

Registration begins at 7:30AM (coffee available). The first talk
is at 8:30AM, and the last talk is scheduled to end at 5:15PM.
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon social breaks are scheduled. The
lunch break is from noon until 1:30PM.

Registration, all talks, and social breaks will take place at the
Mathematics Department, which is in the John Widstoe Building on
the north side of President's Circle (at the northwest corner of
the campus).

For information please contact Roger Horn (


From: Bette Byrne <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 1994 11:07:55
Subject: Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics


3 - 6 APRIL 1995

Organising Committee

Professor K W Morton (Oxford)
Dr M J Baines (Reading)
Dr M J P Cullen (Meteorolgical Office)
Dr C L Farmer (INTERA)
Dr M G Hall (DRA, Farnborough)

Invited Speakers include:

H Deconinck (VKI, Belgium)
J C R Hunt (Meteorological Office)
M A Leschziner (UMIST)
D Mavriplis (ICASE, NASA Langley)
K W Morton (Oxford)
K G Powell (Michigan)
A Quarteroni (Milan)
S Rill (Deutsche Aerospace Airbus GmbH, Germany)
A N Staniforth (Quebec)
B Stoufflet (Avions Marcel Dassault, France)
J Thomas (NASA Langley)
N P Weatherill (Swansea)
P Wesseling (Delft)

This is the fourth international conference on CFD
organised by the ICFD (Institute for Computational Fluid
Dynamics), a joint research organisation at the
Universities of Oxford and Reading set up in 1983 with
the support of the SERC to collaborate with industry in
this area. Previous conferences were held at the
University of Reading in 1985 and 1992 and at the
University of Oxford in 1988 in a series of conferences
on the same theme held on the two sites over the last
thirteen years.

The aim of the conference, as in previous years, is to
bring together mathematicians and engineers and other
scientists in the field of computational aerodynamics and
computational fluid dynamics to review recent advances in
mathematical and computational techniques for modelling
fluid flows.

The subject area is very large with many active
researchers in industry, government laboratories and
universities working on a wide variety of methods and
applications. The conference will cover all areas of CFD
but it is hoped to emphasise three main areas:




In addition to invited lectures the programme will
include contributed talks of twenty minutes and
poster sessions. These will be selected mainly on
the basis of their likely contribution to the above

Call for Papers

Two page abstracts for contributed papers should be
submitted by 9 December 1994 stating preference for oral
or poster presentation. Notification of acceptance will be
given by 31 January 1995. Papers accepted for oral
presentation will be required at the meeting for
publication in the proceedings which will be published by
Oxford University Press.


Abstracts and enquiries regarding the conference should
be addressed to:

Mrs B Byrne
ICFD Secretary
Oxford University Computing Laboratory
Wolfson Building
Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QD

Telephone: 0865 273883
Facsimile: 0865 273839


From: Taketomo Mitsui <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 1994 21:26:46 +0900
Subject: Conference in Japan on Nonlinear Waves

International Research Institute on Nonlinear Waves
sponsored by Mathematatical Society of Japan
July 10 - 21, 1995
Sapporo, Japan

The confrence will provide a high standard forum for mathematicians,
physicists, and engineers to present their latest progress in
mathematical analysis for the partial differential equations closely
related to nonlinear phenomena of waves arising from classical field
theory, continuum mechanics, geometry, general relativity, plasma
physics, optics, etc. There will be several series of expository
courses of total 4 - 5 hours by the lecturers marked below by asterisks

Topics: Nonlinear wave equations of hyperbolic type, nonlinear wave
equations of dispersive type; equations related to nonlinear waves in
fluids and plasmas; related elliptic problesm; Cauchy problem, mixed
problem, regularity, formation of singularities, scattering, stability
of solitary waves, periodic solutions, asymptotic analysis, variational
methods, numerical analysis, inverse spectral transform, etc.

Invited speakers (tentative. as of September 1994):
C.M. Dafermos (Brown), J. Ginibre* (Orsay), N. Hayashi (Gunma),
S. Klainerman (Princeton), Li Tatsien (Fudan), T. Miyakawa* (Kyushu),
P.I. Naumkin (Moscow), T. Nishida* (Kyoto), W.A. Strauss* (Brown),
M. Struwe (ETH), M. Tsutsumi (Waseda), Y. Tsutsumi (Tokyo).

Abstracts are due to March 31, 1995. They should be submitted both to
T. Ozawa and to the MSJ-IRI-NW office with addresses given below.

T. Ozawa (for scientific information), Department of Mathematics,
Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060. Japan. Fax: +81-11-7273705.
MSJ-IRI-NW Office (for practical information), Convention Department,
Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation, North 1, West 3,
Sapporo 060, Japan. Fax: +81-11-2323833.

Organizing Committee: R. Agemi (Hokkaido University), Y. Giga
(Hokkaido University), J. Ginbre (CNRS, Paris-Sud), S. Klainerman
(Princeton University), H. Okamoto (RIMS, Kyoto University), T. Ozawa
(Hokkaido University).


From: Richard Brualdi <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 1994 16:13:31 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Position at University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for up to three faculty
positions at the tenure track or early tenured level to begin August 1995
or later. Preference will be given to the areas of Applied Mathematics,
Geometry and Topology. Candidates should exhibit evidence of outstanding
research and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants
should send a completed application cover sheet (as provided on page 577
of the July/August, 1994 Notices of the AMS) and a curriculum vita which
includes a publication list and a brief statement of research plans to:

Hiring Committee
Dept. of Mathematics, Van Vleck Hall
University of Wisconsin-Madison
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1388.

Applicants should also arrange to have sent to the above address, 3 to 4
letters of recommendation, at least one of which must discuss the
applicant's teaching experiences and capabilities. Other evidence of good
teaching will be helpful. The deadline for completed applications is
November 30, 1994. The University of Wisconsin is an Affirmative Action,
Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women and
minorities. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot
be guaranteed confidentiality.


From: Bob Plemmons <>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 94 16:51:38 EDT
Subject: Positions at Wake Forest University

Applications are invited for two tenure-track joint
appointments in the Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science and the Department of Radiology, beginning Fall
1995 at Wake Forest University. Candidates at the level of
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor will be considered.
A Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent is required.

Primary research interests should focus on applications
of computer science to problems in medicine. Research areas
may include, but are not limited to, medical image
processing/analysis, parallel computation for imaging applications,
and a variety of topics such as artificial intelligence,
information management, graphics, or computer networks, as
they relate to medicine. Successful candidates will be expected
to attract outside research funding.

Teaching responsibilities will include one computer
science course per semester in the Department of Mathematics
and Computer Science, and one course or equivalent work coordinated
by the Department of Radiology. A doctoral program in Medical
Engineering is being developed.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application
and curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Richard Carmichael, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Box 7388, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7388.
EOAA employer.


From: Rolf Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 16:49:54 +0100
Subject: Position at Tampere, Finland

At the Department of Mathematics at Tampere University of Technology,
Tampere, Finland, there is an open position as

Associate Professor of Mathematics.

The candidate is expected to work in a field of pure or applied
mathematics which is of relevance in technology.

For a person who has not a finnish citizenship the knowledge of
the finnish language is not required.

The applicant should submit the following documents:

- a curriculum vitae

- a short written description of his/her scientific and pedagogical

- a list of publications and at most 10 publications. The publications
should be submitted in triplicate.

The application should be sent to

Tampere University of Technology
Post box 527
33101 Tampere

It should not arrive later than November 1, 1994. Please note, that only the
letter of application is required to arrive in time. The other documents can
be submitted later. In case of problems to cope with the deadline, the application
can be sent by telefax:

+ 35831-3162170

Could you please pass this information (orally, by e-mail, fax,..) to your
colleagues in both pure and applied mathematics
and especially to persons in Eastern Europe and
the coutries of the former Soviet Union.


From: Yadong Yang <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 94 09:27:02 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Environmental Protection Agency

Post-Doctoral Position

A post-doctoral position involving applied mathematics is available at
the Environmental Toxicology Division, Health Effects Research
Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle
Park, North Carolina. The work is of a biomedical engineering nature.
Specifically, the research involves the development of theoretical
models describing the behavior and fate of inhaled particles and gases
for applications to inhalation toxicology and aerosol therapy. The
related computer codes will simulate the fluid dynamics of human
airways and associated thermodynamic processes (i.e., heat and mass
transfer between particles, fluids and lung passages). The ideal
candidate will have a doctoral degree in numerical analysis or
computational mathematics and be familiar with partial differential
equations and related boundary value problems, and computer simulation
techniques. It will be highly desirable if the candidate has experience
with Navier-Stokes equations.

Some key parameters of the position are listed below:

Salary: The approximate range is $24,000 - $27,000.
Starting Date: Immediately.
Duration: The stipend is guaranteed for one year, with the
possibility of renewal for up to 3 years.

Any one who is interested in this position should contact Dr. Ted
Martonen at:

Environmental Toxicology Division
Mail Drop 74
Health Effects Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711

Tel: (919)541-7875
Fax: (919)541-4284

== Yadong Yang
919-541-3518 (O)


From: Heinz W. Engl <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 11:00:31 EDT
Subject: Position at Jophannes Kepler University

Dear friends,

Let me please draw your attention to the following announcement
for a professorship in symbolic computation. The deadline for
applications is 31 October 1994. Thus, the matter is urgent.


Tenured Position of a Full Professor for
Symbolic Computation at the
Jophannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria)
(Research Institute for Symbolic Computation)

Applications are invited for a tenured position of a full professor at the School of Technical
Sciences, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Candidates should have an
outstanding research record in at least one of the main areas of symbolic computation
(computer algebra, computer analysis, computational geo-metry, computational logic,
automatic programming etc.) and strong interest in teaching in the frame of the Symbolic
Computation Ph.D. curriculum of the insti-tute. At present, there are 35 Ph.D. students in
this curriculum. The working language at the institute is in English.

The School of Technical Sciences has installed an independent institute for symbolic
computation (RISC-LINZ, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation) with a 15 member
faculty under the direction of Prof. DDr. Bruno Buchberger. RISC-LINZ operates in close
interaction with the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Mechatronics
(with a thirty member faculty).

The new site of RISC-LINZ, a medieval castle 15 minutes from Linz, equipped with
excellent computing facilities, combines the advantages of city life with the pleasures of a
rural environment in one of the most beautiful landscapes and in the cultural heart of
Austria and Europe.

Applications should send the CV (together with a few important publications respresenting
the candidates research expertise) to the Dean of the School of Technical Sciences, Prof.
Dr. Urbaan Titulaer, Johannes Kepler University, A-4040 Linz (Austria). (Tel.: Austria
(732)2468-312), by October 31, 1994. Further information can also be obtained from the
Chairman of RISC-LINZ, Prof.DDr. Bruno Buchberger, Johannes Kepler University,
A-4040 Linz. (Tel.: Austria (7236)32 31-41).
Electronic mail:


From: Bernard Bialecki <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 11:07:05 EDT
Subject: Position at University of Kentucky

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship
in Numerical Analysis to begin in the Fall of 1995.

Applicants with postdoctoral experience and an established
research record along with exceptionally strong new Ph.D. candidates
are encouraged to apply. Applicants with interdisciplinary
interests in Scientific Computation are especially welcome.

We encourage applications from women and minority groups.
Using the application cover sheet available from the AMS
(if possible), applicants should submit a vita, a description
of current research and future plans, evidence of effective
teaching, and arrange to have at least three letters of
recommendations sent to: Chair of the Recruiting Committee,
Department of Mathematics, 715 POT, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40506, or by e-mail to


From: Leopoldo Franca <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 10:07:00 -0600
Subject: Position at the University of Colorado at Denver

University of Colorado at Denver
Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Colorado
at Denver is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the
rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1995. We
offer B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with optional focus on
one of six areas: computational mathematics, discrete
mathematics, engineering mathematics, operations research,
probability, and statistics. These also comprise active
areas of research of our resident faculty.

Applicants are expected to show strong potential for
research and teaching and have a commitment to professional
service. Applicants must have, or expect to receive by next
August, a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related discipline. In
general, we seek qualified applicants in one of the focus
areas and prefer someone who can interface with two or more
areas. For this position, the area of greatest interest is
operations research, particularly optimization, and its
interfaces with discrete and/or computational mathematics.
However, we shall consider applications with another focus
in applied mathematics.

To apply, please send a current vita, list of publications,
a statement of research plans and goals, a statement of
teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of
recommendation sent to:

Harvey Greenberg, Search Committee Chair
Mathematics Department - Campus Box 170
University of Colorado at Denver
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Our fax number is 303-556-8550. We shall begin screening
applications January 15, 1995, and we shall continue to
accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado at Denver is committed to
enhancing the diversity of its administration, faculty and
staff, and to program access for persons with disabilities,
and invites and strongly encourages nominations of and
applications from women, members of ethnic and racial
minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Alternative formats of this ad or job description are
available upon request for people with disabilities.


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