- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Hector Memorial Award for John Butcher
- Nonlinear PDE Examples Needed
- Mesh Generation Software
- Seeking Minimum Degree Code
- Conjugate Gradients for Different Right Sides
- PARA'96, Proceedings
- Republication of Nonlinear Parameter Estimation
- New Book on Inverse Problems
- Theory and Numerics of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
- Special Issue on Symbolic-Numeric Algebra for Polynomials
- EuroPar'97 Workshop Announcement
- Workshop on Matrix Methods for Statistics
- Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory Meeting
- International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation
- SIGSAM Bulletin
- Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize
- Research Engineer Position at CERFACS
- Postdoctoral Position at NIST
- Postdoctoral Position at Texas A&M /Univ. of Houston
- Faculty Position at University of California, Santa Cruz
- Faculty Position at Virginia Tech
- Faculty Positions at University of South Dakota
- Faculty Position at Northwestern University
- Contents, Annals of Numerical Mathematics

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From: Robert Chan <chan@scitec.auckland.ac.nz>

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 17:55:13 +1300 (NZDT)

**Subject: Hector Memorial Award for John Butcher**

HECTOR MEMORIAL AWARD

John Butcher has been awarded the Hector Memorial Medal by the

Royal Society of New Zealand for his work on numerical analysis

(ordinary differential equations). This medal is New Zealand's

premier scientific honour and is awarded annually, in rotation amongst

various sciences. It was named in memory of Sir James Hector, a

pioneering New Zealand scientist, and amongst its recipients is Ernest

Rutherford (1916). The last occasion when it was awarded to a

mathematical scientist was in 1982 when the recipient was Roy Patrick

Kerr, for his work in the theory of relativity. The Royal Society of New

Zealand is that country's scientific academy and the award of the Hector

medal this year is regarded by John as a recognition of the importance of

numerical analysis.

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From: Stanly Steinberg <stanly@math.unm.edu>

Date: Sun, 17 Nov 1996 23:53:58 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Nonlinear PDE Examples Needed**

Dear Colleagues:

I need some **realistic** examples of convection-diffusion or diffusion

equations of the form

d epsilon / d t = div(A.grad(f)) + div(V.f) + F

where epsilon depends nonlinearly on f or A depends of f or both. I am

particularly interested in the diffusion dominated case, e.g. examples

where V = 0. I want to use the problems for test cases for finite-difference

and finite-volume algorithms. Textbook references would be great.

Stan

Stanly Steinberg

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque NM 87131-1141 USA

stanly@math.unm.edu

http://math.unm.edu/~stanly/

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From: Steve Vavasis <vavasis@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 11:04:16 -0600

**Subject: Mesh Generation Software**

I would like to announce the release of QMG1.1. QMG is free software

available on the Web for fully automatic unstructured finite element

mesh generation in two and three dimensions. It can generate meshes

for complex polyhedral domains with nonmanifold features. It includes

geometric modeling routines for polyhedral domains, two mesh

generators and a finite element solver. QMG is written in primarily

in C++ and is a collection of m-files and mex-files that run under

Matlab 4.2.

The new features of QMG1.1 (compared to QMG1.0) are:

(1) In addition to running under Matlab, QMG1.1 can also run under

Tcl/Tk. Tcl is a scripting language, and Tk is a GUI-building

toolkit. Both were developed at UC-Berkeley/Sun Microsystems and are

available on the Web.

(2) QMG1.1 runs under Microsoft Windows NT as well as Unix. Windows

NT (i386) users can download the QMG executables directly from the Web.

(3) QMG1.1 uses VRML and a web browser for 3D graphics.

(4) QMG1.1 includes a Delaunay-based boundary mesh generator as well

as an octree-based volumetric mesh generator.

(5) The 3D volumetric mesh generator in QMG1.1 runs much faster

and produces higher quality meshes than QMG1.0.

(6) QMG1.1 supports additional simplified file formats for I/O of

geometric objects.

For more information, please see:

http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/vavasis/qmg-home.html

Steve Vavasis (vavasis@mcs.anl.gov)

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From: Ka Man Cheang <kcheang@scf-fs.usc.edu>

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 12:15:04 -0800 (PST)

**Subject: Seeking Minimum Degree Code**

I am searching for codes for symmetric minimum degree algorithm in C.

I wonder if any NA Digest reader has such available. Any suggestion to where

to look for it will be very much appreciate.

yours,

Ka Man Cheang

------------------------------

From: Thomas Strohmer <strohmer@tyche.mat.univie.ac.at>

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 96 16:23:50 +0100

**Subject: Conjugate Gradients for Different Right Sides**

I would appreciate any suggestion regarding the existence

of any efficient modification of conjugate gradients which

allows to solve for a linear system of equations Ax=b with

different right sides.

Thomas Strohmer (strohmer@tyche.mat.univie.ac.at)

NUHAG (Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group)

Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna

Strudlhofgasse 4

A-1090 Vienna

Austria

Voice: ++43-1-40480-694 Fax: ++43-1-40480-697

WWW: http://tyche.mat.univie.ac.at FTP: 131.130.145.24

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From: Jerzy Wasniewski <unijw@unidhp1.uni-c.dk>

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 09:13:00 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: PARA'96, Proceedings**

The PARA'96 Proceedings of Workshop organized last August in Lyngby,

Denmark have now been completed. The book will be released by the

beginning of December 1996, as a volume 1184 of the Springer Lecture

Notes in Computer Science series. The list price will be DM 134.00.

Editors: Jerzy Wasniewski, Jack Dongarra, Kaj Madsen and Dorte Olesen.

Title: Applied Parallel Computing in Industrial Problems and

Optimization.

Every registered PARA'96 participant will get one book free of charge.

Authors or editors of Springer books, as well as any contributing authors,

for example to LNCS proceedings, are entitled to purchase this or any other

book published by Springer-Verlag for personal use at a discount of 33 1/3%

directly from the Springer company. Orders are to be sent electronically to

orders@springer.de (including the complete mailing address) or by mail to

Springer-Verlag, Vertrieb, Postfach 31 13 40, D-10643 Berlin, Fax

+49 30 8207 301. A cheque covering two thirds of the list price plus DM

5.00 for postage has to be enclosed to the (mailed) order or a credit card

number has to be given. Only Eurocard, Visa, Diners or American Express are

accepted.

Best regards,

Jerzy

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From: John C. Nash <jcnash@aix1.uottawa.ca>

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 14:48:43 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Republication of Nonlinear Parameter Estimation**

Earlier this year our book "Nonlinear Parameter Estimation:

an integrated system in BASIC" (Dekker: 1987) went out of print

and we recovered the rights. We have repackaged this in Adobe

Acrobat form along with a large body of extensions to both the

book and the software. It appears that folk working with Visual

BASIC are finding the codes useful. Also there are a number of

nonlinear estimation problems not discussed elsewhere.

Sample chapters for the book and the extensions as well as the

freeware subset of the codes are available on

http://www.nashinfo.com/~nis/

There is a special price for the collection until Jan 15, 1997.

John C. Nash, University of Ottawa jcnash@uottawa.ca

------------------------------

From: Johannes Gottlieb <rd04@rz70.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Date: Tue Nov 19 12:50:30 1996

**Subject: New Book on Inverse Problems**

New Book on Inverse Problems:

The proceedings of the workshop

"Parameter Identification and Inverse Problems

in Hydrology, Geology and Ecology"

Karlsruhe, April 12-14, 1995

Eds.: Johannes Gottlieb, Paul DuChateau

has been published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

The list price has been fixed at Dfl. 215,--/US$ 140,--.

The abstracts of the contributions to the proceedings you find in

http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/~fzu/Conference/workshop.en.html

There are a few copies available for a special price for workshop

participants at

DM 85,-- (approx. US$ 58,--)

Please make orders by the first editor.

The price includes postage and handling.

Dr. Johannes Gottlieb

Universitaet Karlsruhe

Forschungszentrum Umwelt (FZU)

Kaiserstrasse 12

D-76128 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49/721/608-2053

Fax: +49/721/608-6109

E-Mail: johannes.gottlieb@fzu.uni-karlsruhe.de

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From: Tom Peacock <PEACOCKT@oup.co.uk>

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 15:52:03 +0000

**Subject: Theory and Numerics of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations **

Special offer to NA Digest subscribers: 15 pounds off the cost of the

following book.

Regular Hardback price: GBP35.00 plus 10% postage & packing

Special price for NA Digest subscribers: GBP20.00 plus 10% postage & packing

Theory and Numerics of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

M. Ainsworth, J. Levesley, W. A. Light, and M. Marletta

University of Leicester

This book surveys the most recent research in six key areas related to

numerical solutions of differential equations. It covers guaranteed error

bounds for ordinary differential equations; an introduction to computational

methods for differential equations; numerical solution of differential-algebraic

equations, boundary element methods; and perturbation theory for infinite

dimensional dynamical systems. It draws together a method that is currently

only available in journals, introducing the reader to important current

research. This book is written at a level for graduate students and researchers

in computational mathematics and in application areas in physics and

engineering.

CONTENTS: George F. Corliss: Guaranteed Error Bounds for Ordinary Differential

Equations; Kenneth Eriksson, Don Estap, Peter Hansbo and Claes Johnson:

Introduction to Computational Methods for Differential Equations;

Linda R. Petzold: Numerical Solution of Differential-Algebraic Equations;

Ian H. Sloan: Boundary Element Methods; Andrew Stuart: Perturbation Theory for

Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems; M. Zennaro: Delay Differential

Equations: Theory and Numerics.

ISBN 0-19-851193-0, 346 pages, line figures, Published July 1995

Please address all orders to Tom Peacock, Oxford University Press,

Fax 00 44 (0)1865 267782, Email peacockt@oup.co.uk. Please quote the ISBN

in your order and remember to refer to NA Digest (otherwise you will be

invoiced at the full price).

------------------------------

From: H. J. Stetter <stetter@uranus.tuwien.ac.at>

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 12:03:55 MET

**Subject: Special Issue on Symbolic-Numeric Algebra for Polynomials**

C a l l for P a p e r s

Special Issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation

on Symbolic-Numeric Algebra for Polynomials

Within the area of Scientific Computing, the results of algebraic problems are

often needed in numerical form to a specified accuracy. Some of the data of

such problems (e.g. coefficients of polynomials) may be exact while others may

be known only within a given tolerance.

In such situations, the usual concepts and algorithms of computer algebra are

not immediately applicable. Appropriate approaches must utilize ideas and

algorithmic techniques from numeric computation together with standard and

possibly extended procedures from classical computer algebra. The emerging area

of mathematics dealing with this situation may be thought of as "numerical

nonlinear algebra", in analogy with the well-known area of "numerical linear

algebra".

While some work in this field had already begun in the 1980s, activities have

recently been growing in depth and breadth. This summer the workshop SNAP 96,

held at INRIA Sophia Antipolis (France), brought a focus to the area of

symbolic-numeric algebra for polynomials. The literature in this area has

appeared in various locations, but has until now been quite dispersed and

difficult to locate. It appears timely to collect some outstanding results of

this development into a special issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation.

We invite submissions for this special issue on Symbolic-Numeric Algebra for

Polynomials. Such papers should contribute to the understanding of the inter-

action of symbolic and numeric computing. Their results should be relevant

for the design of algorithms for the solution of related problems and the

computer implementation of such algorithms. Relevant topics include, but are

not restricted to:

- GCD computation for polynomials with inexactly-known coefficients;

- symbolic-numeric methods for simplifying and solving multivariate polynomial

systems;

- matrix methods oriented towards zero-dimensional ideals (e.g. multivariate

resultants);

- methods for other approximate polynomial problems (e.g. factorization,

Pade approximation);

- software systems for the efficient implementation of such algorithms, taking

advantage of existing numerical libraries.

Manuscripts should be submitted to either one of the two guest-editors who will

handle the preparation of this special issue.

Deadline for submission of full papers: 31 March, 1997

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 June, 1997

Final revised manuscripts due: 30 September, 1997

Appearance of special issue: early in 1998

Guest editors:

Stephen Watt Hans J. Stetter

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center Technical University

P.O.Box 218, Yorktown Heights NY 10598 USA A-1040 Vienna, Austria

smwatt@watson.ibm.com stetter@uranus.tuwien.ac.at

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From: Hans Bungartz <bungartz@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 10:17:58 +0100 (MEZ)

**Subject: EuroPar'97 Workshop Announcement**

Euro-Par'97

Announcing the Euro-Par'97 Workshop #09: PARALLEL NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS

Euro-Par is the annual European conference in Parallel Processing. Like

the 1996 conference in Lyon, the 1997 version will consist of a number

of highly focussed workshops on all aspects of parallel processing,

from theory to practice, from academy to industry. The workshops will

present the latest advances in their respective domains. In addition,

there will be a number of high-level tutorials of general interest plus

a series of invited talks. All accepted papers will appear in the

proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS Series.

Today, robust and efficient parallel algorithms for the basic problems of

numerical mathematics are crucial for most of the computational work arising

in science and engineering. Therefore, this workshop shall be a forum for the

presentation and discussion of new developments in the area of parallel

numerical algorithms, covering all aspects from the algorithmic idea and the

software prototyping to the efficient implementation on modern parallel

architectures and the performance analysis. Due to its significance in the

field of partial differential equations and others, the solution of large

linear systems will be in the centre of interest, but contributions concerning

other problems from numerical linear algebra or topics like numerical

quadrature, nonlinear systems, integral equations, or differential equations

in general are very welcome, too.

The Workshop's Program Committee:

* Ulrich Langer, University of Linz, Austria, Chair

* Hans-Joachim Bungartz, TU Munich, Germany, Local Chair

* David E. Keyes, ICASE and Old Dominion University, USA, Vice-Chair

* Marian Vajtersic, Slovak Academy, Slovakia, Vice-Chair

Official Address and Further Information:

Euro-Par'97, Universitaet Passau, D-94030 Passau, Germany

Phone: (+49) (851) 509-3071; Fax: (+49) (851) 509-3092

E-mail: europar97@fmi.uni-passau.de; URL: http://www.uni-passau.de/europar97/

Submissions:

Submissions are expected to be no longer than 12 pages in the LNCS style

(http://www.springer.de/author/tex/help-tex.html). Papers will be published

in 3 categories: distinguished (12 pages), full (8 pages), and short papers

(4 pages). Submissions should be electronic and consist of 2 e-mails, the first

one containing an ASCII cover page giving the author's name, address, phone and

fax numbers, e-mail address, a 100-word abstract and keywords, as well as the

workshop number (#09) and title, the second one with the printable file

(uuencode'd compressed EPS, most preferably generated by dvips).

Important Dates:

Register on the mailing list: Today!

Deadline for paper submissions: 20 January 1997

Deadline for electronic submissions: 1 February 1997

Notification of acceptance: 2 May 1997

Final version due: 10 June 1997

Early registration: 30 June 1997

Euro-Par'97 in Passau: 26--29 August 1997

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From: H. J. Werner <or470@unitas.or.uni-bonn.de>

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 96 17:58:46 +0100

**Subject: Workshop on Matrix Methods for Statistics**

First Announcement

Sixth International Workshop on

"MATRIX METHODS FOR STATISTICS"

Istanbul, Turkey: August 16-17, 1997

The Sixth International Workshop on "Matrix Methods for Statistics"

will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday, August 16 and

Sunday, August 17, 1997, the weekend immediately preceding the

51st Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

Scientific Programme Committee: R. William Farebrother (Manchester,

England), Simo Puntanen (Tampere, Finland), George P. H. Styan

(Montreal, Canada), and Hans Joachim Werner (Bonn, Germany; chair).

Local Organizing Committee: Fikri Akdeniz (Adana, Turkey; chair),

Omer L. Gebizlioglu (Ankara, Turkey), and Cemil Yapar (Trabzon,

Turkey).

The purpose of this Workshop is to stimulate research and, in an

informal setting, to foster the interaction of researchers in the

interface between matrix theory and statistics. This Workshop will

provide a forum for statisticians working in the areas of linear

algebra and matrix theory to become better informed of the latest

developments and newest techniques and to interchange ideas.

It is expected that selected papers from this Sixth International

Workshop on Matrix Methods for Statistics will be published in a

Special Issue on Linear Algebra and Statistics of Linear Algebra and

Its Applications.

For further information about this Sixth International Workshop on

Matrix Methods for Statistics (paper submission, etc.) please contact

Hans Joachim Werner (Chair of the Workshop Programme Committee)

Institute for Econometrics and Operations Research, Econometrics Unit,

University of Bonn, Adenauerallee 24-42, D-53113 Bonn, Germany

Email: or470@unitas.or.uni-bonn.de, na.werner@na-net.ornl.gov

FAX: ++49 +228 739189 (email is preferred)

or

Fikri Akdeniz (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)

Department of Mathematics, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey

Email: akdeniz@pamuk.cc.cu.edu.tr

FAX: ++90 +322 3386070

Contributed papers will be welcome!

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From: Dirk Laurie <dirk@calvyn.puk.ac.za>

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 19:12:19 +0200 (SAT)

**Subject: Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory Meeting**

A Special Session (i.e. mini-symposium) on Numerical Analysis

and Approximation Theory will be held during the Joint Meeting

of the South African, American and London Mathematical Societies

(SAMS, AMS, LMS) in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 26-28, 1997.

This session will replace the annual South African Symposium on

Numerical Mathematics usually held near that time.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Any contribution in the (presumably elliptical?) region of

mathematics with Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory

as its foci is welcomed. At this stage we are not yet tied

to a fixed schedule, so please indicate what the optimal length

for your presentation would be. Poster sessions can also be

arranged if enough people prefer them.

Send your submissions to one of the following:

dlaurie@na-net.ornl.gov (Dirk Laurie)

036dsl@cosmos.wits.ac.za (Doron Lubinsky)

p.r.graves-morris@Bradford.ac.uk (Peter Graves-Morris)

weideman@math.orst.edu (Andre Weideman)

FURTHER DETAILS:

Information on the Meeting as a whole and on South Africa

as a tourist destination is available on the home page of

the South African Mathematical Society:

http://science.up.ac.za/sams

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From: Robert Corless <rmc@pineapple.apmaths.uwo.ca>

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 11:46:15 -0500

**Subject: International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation**

I S S A C 97 July 21--23 Aston Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii, USA

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation will

be held next year in Hawaii. For those of you who don't know of it,

this is the largest computer algebra meeting, and is held yearly. It

will be held in federation with PASCO (Parallel Symbolic Computation)

'97 (July 20-22) and in association with the IMACS ACA (Applications of

Computer Algebra) '97 (July 24-26), both at the same location.

Assistance is being provided by the Maui High Performance Computing

Centre.

Numerical analysts and other readers of NA.Digest are especially invited

to attend this meeting, which is sponsored by SIGNUM as well as by

SIGSAM; some very exciting things are happening at the boundary

between numerical and symbolic computation.

The (very hard) deadline for paper submissions is

January 15, 1997

and details on topics of interest, instructions for authors and the like

may be found at the official ISSAC '97 web page:

http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/ISSAC97

I hope to see you in Hawaii.

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From: Robert Corless <rmc@pineapple.apmaths.uwo.ca>

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 13:04:23 -0500

**Subject: SIGSAM Bulletin**

S I G S A M B u l l e t i n

Communications in Computer Algebra

Dear Colleagues:

Many of you will have read Professor H. J. Stetter's recent letter

in the SIGNUM newsletter, discussing the connection between numerical

analysis and computer algebra. This note is to echo his invitation

to numerical analysts to participate more fully in the area.

In particular, as Editor of the SIGSAM Bulletin (SIGSAM = Special Interest

Group in Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation), a quarterly publication of

the ACM, I would like to invite you to submit items for consideration for

publication in the Bulletin.

Items of interest could include calls for papers for conferences and

special issues of various journals, preferably less than one page and

in LaTeX2e. More interestingly, short papers submitted to the Timely

Communications section (which is unreviewed and hence fast) on topics

that are of joint interest to numerical analysts and computer algebraists

would be very welcome. We also have a new Formally Reviewed section,

for which papers undergo a thorough (but still quick) formal review

process. Successful papers receive an imprint on their first pages

when published. I invite you to submit papers for this section.

Finally, I invite you to join SIGSAM. Membership benefits include

receiving the Bulletin, and also a free copy of the proceedings of

ISSAC. You may find a membership application form at the back of

the last two issues of the Bulletin, or you may join by filling out

the registration form at the ACM home page: http://www.acm.org/

As a very last remark, I note that the 1997 ISSAC meeting will be

held July 21--23, 1997, in Maui (see the message elsewhere in this

NA.Digest). These dates do not conflict with the SIAM 45th annual

meeting in Stanford; indeed they suggest a very interesting summer

with attendance at SIAM, followed by PASCO (Parallel Symbolic Computation)

in Hawaii, ISSAC, and finally Applications of Computer Algebra all to

choose among (the nice thing is that one can choose them all---the last

three are all at the same place).

Yours sincerely,

Robert M. Corless

Sigsam Bulletin Editor

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From: Bob Vanderbei <rvdb@teal.Princeton.EDU>

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 12:02:54 GMT

**Subject: Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize**

Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize

Call for Nominations:

Nominations are being sought for the Mathematical Programming Society

Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical

Programming.

Purpose:

This award is dedicated to the memory of Martin Beale and William

Orchard-Hays, pioneers in computational mathematical programming. To be

eligible a paper or a book must meet the following requirements:

1) It must be on computational mathematical programming. The topics to be

considered include:

a) experimental evaluations of one or more mathematical algorithms,

b) the development of quality mathematical programming software (i.e.

well-documented code capable of obtaining solutions to some important class

of MP problems) coupled with documentation of the applications of the

software to this class of problems (note: the award would be presented for

the paper which describes this work and not for the software itself),

c) the development of a new computational method that improves the

state-of-the art in computer implementations of MP algorithms coupled with

documentation of the experiment which showed the improvement, or

d) the development of new methods for empirical testing of mathematical

programming techniques (e.g., development of a new design for computational

experiments, identification of new performance measures, methods for

reducing the cost of empirical testing).

2) It must have appeared in the open literature.

3) If the paper or book is written in a language other than English, then

an English translation must also be included.

4) Papers eligible for the 1997 award must have been published within the

years 1993 through 1996.

These requirements are intended as guidelines to the screening committee

but are not to be viewed as binding when work of exceptional merit comes

close to satisfying them.

Frequency and Amount of the Award:

The prize is awarded every three years. The 1997 prize of $1500 and a

plaque will be presented in August 1997, at the Swiss Federal Institute of

Technology (EPFL), Lausanne Switzerland, at

the Awards Session of the International Symposium on Mathematical

Programming sponsored by the Mathematical Programming Society.

Judgement criteria:

Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:

1) Magnitude of the contribution to the advancement of computational and

experimental mathematical programming.

2) Originality of ideas and methods.

3) Clarity and excellence of exposition.

Nominations:

Nominations must be in writing and include the title(s) of the paper(s) or

book, the author(s), the place and date of publication and four copies of

the material. Supporting justification and any supplementary materials are

welcome but not mandatory. The awards committee reserves the right to

request further supporting materials from the nominees.

Nominations should be mailed to:

Professor Robert J. Vanderbei

Dept. of Civ. Eng. and Operations Research

ACE-42 Engineering Quad

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08544

USA

The deadline for submission of nominations is January 1, 1997.

This call-for-nomination can be viewed online by visiting:

http://www.sor.princeton.edu/~rvdb/BOH97.html

Robert J. Vanderbei, EMS Program Director

ACE-42 E-Quad, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544

Tel: 609-258-0876 Fax: 609-258-3796

rvdb@princeton.edu http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/

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From: Andrea Piacentini <andrea@cerfacs.fr>

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 08:46:07 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Research Engineer Position at CERFACS**

RESEARCH ENGINEER POSITION AT CERFACS FOR 1997 :

CLIMATE MODELLING AND GLOBAL CHANGE

POSITION DESCRIPTION: the ``Climate Modelling & Global Change'' team at

CERFACS has a ``research engineer'' position available in the field of

ocean-atmosphere Coupled General Circulation Models. The team looks for a

highly qualified and motivated candidate with strong experience in climate

modelling or related field. Responsabilities of the job include development

and maintenance of coupling, database and analysis softwares as well as the

use of supercomputers to perform numerical climate simulations. This

position also involves support to the team members on computing matters.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field; strong

experience with supercomputers, programming languages (Fortran, Unix ...)

and graphic softwares; ability to participate in an active way in team work

and communicate well.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: experience with coupled GCMs, knowledge of ocean

and/or atmospheric physics, statistical analysis of data, database

management.

OPENING OF THE POSITION: the appointment is expected to be made by January

1st, 1997, or as mutually acceptable subject to position clearances. Salary

will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS: for full consideration, an application letter including a

detailed statement of research interest, along with a curriculum vitae and,

if possible, reference letters, should be submitted as soon as possible to

Prof. O. Thual, Climate Modelling & Global Change team

CERFACS, 42 Av. Coriolis, F-31057 Toulouse, France

Contacts can be taken at the following adresses:

Olivier Thual, E-mail: thual@cerfacs.fr

Tel: (33) 5 61 19 30 70, Fax: (33) 5 61 19 30 00

Laurent Terray, E-mail: terray@cerfacs.fr

Tel: (33) 5 61 19 30 15, Fax: (33) 5 61 19 30 00

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From: Daniel Lozier <lozier@cam.nist.gov>

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 96 10:51:10 EST

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at NIST**

A postdoctoral research opportunity in computation of special functions

exists at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. The deadline for applications is

January 15, 1997. Only US citizens are eligible. An announcement may

be seen at http://math.nist.gov/acmd/Staff/DLozier/postdoc.html.

Dan Lozier

Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaitherburg, MD 20899

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From: Ridgway Scott <scott@hpc.uh.edu>

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 09:25:42 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Texas A&M /Univ. of Houston**

Texas A&M University/University of Houston

The Intelligent Pipeline Optimization Project (IPOP) seeks a postdoctoral

associate in operations research/optimization for a 2+ year NSF supported

research appointment to investigate compressor-driven flows in pipeline

networks. IPOP is a joint project of Department of Industrial

Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Department of Mathematics

at the University of Houston.

Knowledge of optimization (LP, IP, NLP, network flows) and significant

software experience essential; a background in numerical mathematics

and pde's a plus. Position will involve basic research in collaboration

with academic and industrial colleagues. Applications will be reviewed

commencing January 1, 1997. Send vita, including three letters of

reference, to Professor Andrew Boyd, Department of Industrial

Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843-3131.

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From: Geoff Vallis <vallis@cascade.ucsc.edu>

Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 14:43:16 -0800

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of California, Santa Cruz**

APPLIED AND ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, UCSC

The Santa Cruz campus of the University of California invites nominations

and applications for an outstanding senior faculty member of international

reputation in applied mathematics. The successful candidate will be the

first of several new appointments in an Applied and Engineering Mathematics

Program within a new engineering school (pending formal approval by the UC

Regents) and will play a leading role in the development of the new

Program. We are particularly interested in applicants with outstanding

research records in either or both of: 1) mechanics and dynamics,

including fluid mechanics, applied dynamical systems, and control theory;

2) applied probability, statistics, and stochastic processes. The appointee

is expected to maintain an active research program, teach at both the

graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise graduate students, provide the

administrative and research leadership to a new academic program, and

assist in the development of the curriculum.

RANK: Associate to Full Professor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent in applied mathematics or

related field. Outstanding record as researcher and educator appropriate to

the level of appointment. Achievements in or demonstrated potential for

leadership in the development of a new academic program at the university

level.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Fall 1997.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLY TO: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of

research, teaching and administrative interest and experience, copies of

selected publications, and the names and addresses of five referees to:

Chair, Applied and Engineering Math Search Committee

225 Applied Sciences

University of California

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

USA

Please refer to Provision #441 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Nominations and applications received by February 1, 1997

will be assured of receiving full consideration.

For further information regarding this position, you may contact Dr. Geoff

Vallis, vallis@cascade.ucsc.edu. For additional information regarding the

development of engineering at Santa Cruz, please refer to our web site

http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/engineering.

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From: Jeffrey T Borggaard <borggajt@sun.icam.vt.edu>

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 14:52:06 -0500

**Subject: Faculty Position at Virginia Tech**

Position at Virginia Tech

The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State

University invites applications for a tenured full professorship in

the area of numerical analysis with emphasis on computational methods

for partial differential equations.

The successful candidate must possess a strong continuing record of

internationally recognized research in computational mathematics and

applications. A proven record of academic leadership, demonstrated by

the candidate's encouragement of excellence in research, teaching,

graduate student advising, and postgraduate supervision, is desirable.

The Department of Mathematics has strong traditional links with the

College of Engineering, and the appointee would be expected to foster

and encourage these ties.

The intellectual climate for applied mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic

Institute & State University is lively and challenging. The Department

has an outstanding group of applied mathematicians in the areas of

control and optimization, numerical analysis, stochastic processes,

ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations and

integro-differential equations. The successful appointee will be

expected to interact with members of the applied mathematics group and

provide senior leadership in the area of applied numerical analysis. In

addition, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM) is

a University Center which facilitates interactions among the faculty at

Virginia Tech, industry and other research institutions. The Center for

Optimal Design and Control (CODAC) is a URI Center which operates within

ICAM and supports interdisciplinary research in optimal design,

optimization, control theory, computational mathematics and applications

to aerospace systems. The successful applicant will have the

opportunity to become a member of ICAM and work on a wide variety of

projects crossing several engineering and mathematical sciences

departments.

Faculty in the Virginia Tech Mathematics Department have access to

excellent computational facilities as well as to several national high

performance computing centers.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants

should send a vita and have five letters of recommendation sent to:

Numerical Analysis Search Committee

Department of Mathematics

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University has a strong

commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a

broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people

with disabilities.

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From: Jose Flores <jflores@sunflowr.usd.edu>

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 15:35:32 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of South Dakota**

Three or more positions in mathematics in the Department of Mathematical

Sciences of the University of South Dakota starting August, 1997.

For details and information please check our Home Page.

http://www.usd.edu/math/

Jose D. Flores

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From: Michael Miksis <miksis@foam.esam.nwu.edu>

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 96 12:13:28 CST

**Subject: Faculty Position at Northwestern University**

Northwestern University

Department of Engineering Sciences

and Applied Mathematics

The department invites applications for a tenure-track position

in applied mathematics at the level of assistant

professor, to begin in September 1997.

Requirements include a Ph.D. and demonstrated research ability

in an area compatible with the interests of the

department. Duties involve teaching and research.

Candidates with experience or education in engineering are

particularly encouraged to apply.

To ensure full consideration, applicants should send

their curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests

and at least three letters of recommendation

before January 15, 1997 to: Search Committee Chair, Department of

Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern

University, Evanston, IL 60208-3125.

Northwestern is an affirmative action/equal opportunity

employer. Applications from women and minorities are

especially welcome. Hiring is contingent upon

eligibility to work in the U.S.

From: Baltzer Science <mailer@ns.baltzer.nl>

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 16:11:31 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Annals of Numerical Mathematics**

Dear Reader

Please find below the contents of our journal

Annals of Numerical Mathematics 4

More information on this journal:

http://www.baltzer.nl/anuma/

Contents: Annals of numerical Mathematics Vol 4, 1997

The heritage of P.L. Chebyshev: A Festschrift in honor of the 70th birthday

of T.J. Rivlin

Editor: Charles A. Micchelli

Dedication

Charles A. Micchelli

On the work of Theodore J. Rivlin

C.A. Micchelli

A brief preface

T.J. Rivlin

On Chebyshev polynomials in dynamics

R. Adler, B. Kitchens, C.A. Micchelli and C. Tresser 1

Renewal sequences and ordered partitions

J.M. Anderson and A. Hinkkanen 11

Bounds for the trace of the inverse and the determinant of symmetric

positive definite matrices

Z. Bai and G.H. Golub 29

On approximation by exponentials

B.J.C. Baxter and A. Iserles 39

A discrepancy lemma for oscillating polynomials and sign changes of the

error function of best approximants

H.-P. Blatt 55

On the zeros of various kinds of orthogonal polynomials

C. Brezinski and M. Redivo-Zaglia 67

On the lower semicontinuity of best rational Chebyshev approximation

B. Brosowski 79

Rivlin's problem

B. Brosowski and F. Deutsch 95

Lebesgue functions for polynomial interpolation -- a survey

L. Brutman 111

On a recovery problem

M. Buhmann and A. Pinkus 129

The approximate sampling theorem, Poisson's sum formula, a decomposition

theorem for Parseval's equation and their interconnections

P.L. Butzer and A. Gessinger 143

Support and foundation of bases

J.M. Carnicer, T.N.T. Goodman and J.M. Pen

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