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- Biorthogonal Spline Scaling Functions
- New Book on Parallel Computing in Optimization
- Academic Conferences On Web
- Nominations for SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize
- SIAM Conference on Geometric Design
- Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems
- Workshop on Parallel Sparse Solvers
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From: David Eisenbug <david@msri.org>

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 18:45:54 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Rebroadcast of Lectures from SIAM Annual Meeting**

The overheads from some of the invited lectures at the SIAM 45th

Anniversary Meeting are available on the web at

http://www.msri.org/lecturenotes/97/SIAM/

The lectures (listed below) were multicast live over the internet. Due

to technical problems at Stanford, half of them were not widely

viewable. MSRI will rebroadcast these lectures during the next two

months. The notes will be linked to the lectures.

To find out when these rebroadcasts will occur, look at the "1997 MBone

Broadcast schedule," a link to which is located at

http://www.msri.org/mbone/

On this same page, there are links to other MBone information sources.

In particular, a subscription form for mailing lists of upcoming MBone

events can be found at

http://www.msri.org/mbone/ml.html

David Hoffman

SIAM 45th Anniversary and Annual Meeting

Stanford University

Main Lectures, July 15 - 17, 1997

The John von Neumann Lecture: The Baleful Effect of Computer Languages

and Benchmarks Upon Applied Mathematics,Physics and Chemistry

William Kahan, University of California, Berkeley

The I. E. Block Community Lecture

Mathematics of Games and Sports

Joseph B. Keller, Stanford University

Multiresolution Algorithms in Computer Graphics

Peter Schroder, California Institute of Technology

High Performance Computer Architecture

John L. Hennessy, Stanford University

35 Years of (Linear) Probing

Donald E. Knuth, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Clusters and Massively Parallel Computers: Are the Architectures Converging?

Paul C. Messina, California Institute of Technology

Impact of the Internet on Scientific Computing

Eric Grosse, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies

Past-President's Address

The Pursuit of Optimality: The Big Picture to the Gory Details

Margaret H. Wright, Bell Laboratories

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From: Maurice Clint <mclint@cs.qub.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 97 11:21:15 +0100

**Subject: Computing Eigenvalues on a Cray T3D**

COMPUTING EIGENSOLUTIONS ON A CRAY T3D

We would be interested in hearing from anyone who

has had experience of computing complete

eigensolutions of real dense symmetric matrices (of

orders of a few thousand) on a Cray T3D machine. In

particular, we are interested in knowing:

(i) what method you used

(ii) whether you developed your own implementation

or relied on library routines

(iii) execution times

(iv) the speedups (if any) which you obtained

(v) the efficiency of processor use

M. Clint

K. Murphy

Department of Computer Science

The Queen's University of Belfast

Belfast BT7 1NN

N Ireland

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From: Jorge More' <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Wed, 06 Aug 1997 16:38:33 -0500

**Subject: PDS Now Available on the NEOS Server**

We have added PDS as a solver to the NEOS Server.

PDS is a parallel direct search method written by Virginia Torczon

with improvements by David Serafini. PDS is a derivative-free

method for unconstrained optimization, suitable for modest size

problems where derivatives are unavailable or unreliable and/or

problems where the function evaluation cost is not large. PDS is

available on a variety of serial and parallel platforms. NEOS/PDS

runs in parallel on an IBM SP2. Installation in the NEOS Server

was done by David Serafini.

You can try out PDS by visiting the NEOS Server at

http://www.mcs.anl.gov/otc/Server

You can also use email; instructions are obtained by sending

to neos@mcs.anl.gov the message

type UCO

solver PDS

help

NEOS is a project of the Optimization Technology Center

(Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University).

Many have contributed to the development of the NEOS Server.

Collaborators are listed in the URL for the NEOS Server.

Jorge More'

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From: Sithi Vinayakam Muniandy <muniandy@maths.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 09:26:17 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Biorthogonal Spline Scaling Functions**

Dear All,

I am trying to perform Petrov-Galerkin approximation of 1D & 2D

nonlinear partial differential equations using biorthogonal spline scaling

functions pairs (Cohen, Daubechies & Feauveau 1992). In this scheme, I

need to know the pointwise values of the {phi,phi*} pairs at grid points.

Does anybody has fortran (or matlab or mathematica) codes for

evaluating the biorthogonal scaling function pairs pointwise in physical

space (as always shown in figures) plus decomposition & reconstruction

scheme using these SCALING FUNCTIONS? I would be grateful for some

suggestions/references for the above mentioned problem.

Thanks very much, and have a nice day,

best regards,

Sithi

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From: Panos Pardalos <pardalos@math.ufl.edu>

Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 10:01:31 -0400

**Subject: New Book on Parallel Computing in Optimization**

Parallel Computing in Optimization

edited by

Athanasios Migdalas

Linkoping Institute of Technology, Sweden

Panos M. Pardalos

Center for Applied Optimization, ISE Dept., University of Florida, USA

Sverre Storoy

University of Bergen, Norway

During the last three decades, breakthroughs in computer

technology have made a tremendous impact on optimization. In

particular, parallel computing has made it possible to solve larger

and computationally more difficult problems.

The book covers recent developments in novel programming and

algorithmic aspects of parallel computing as well as technical

advances in parallel optimization. Each contribution is essentially

expository in nature, but of scholarly treatment. In addition, each

chapter includes a collection of carefully selected problems.

The first two chapters discuss theoretical models for parallel

algorithm design and their complexity. The next chapter gives the

perspective of the programmer practicing parallel algorithm

development on real world platforms. Solving systems of linear

equations efficiently is of great importance not only because they

arise in many scientific and engineering applications but also because

algorithms for solving many optimization problems need to call system

solvers and subroutines (chapters four and five). Chapters six through

thirteen are dedicated to optimization problems and methods. They

include parallel algorithms for network problems, parallel branch and

bound techniques, parallel heuristics for discrete and continuous

problems, decomposition methods, parallel algorithms for variational

inequality problems, parallel algorithms for stochastic programming,

and neural networks.

Audience: Parallel Computing in Optimization is addressed not

only to researchers of mathematical programming, but to all scientists

in various disciplines who use optimization methods in parallel and

multiprocessing environments to model and solve problems.

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (http://www.wkap.nl)

(Applied optimization ; vol. 7) Hardbound

ISBN 0-7923-4583-5 May 1997, 608 pp.

NLG 440.00 / USD 260.00 / GBP 159.00

Available at a reduced price for course adoption when ordering six

copies or more. Please contact Customer Services for further details.

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From: Xin Yu <yu@cfm.brown.edu>

Date: Sat, 9 Aug 97 12:35:03 EDT

**Subject: Academic Conferences On Web**

Academic Conferences On Web (COW)

Introducing a new kind of conferences, which need not registration fee,

use only a computer online. See: http://www.cfm.brown.edu/people/yu/cow/

Why join Conferences on Web?

Academic conferences play an important role in scientific researches.

However, it needs much time and money to take part in a conference.

Thus we can only join those conferences which are most important to us.

With development of internet World Wide Web, it is possible to take

part in a virtual conference online. Although thus a conference is not

as direct as a real conference, it has the advantages of saving time and

money, easily organize, more people around the world can freely take part

in, and help us to catch the most new and widely research projects.

How to join a Conference on Web?

Here I suggest http://www.freeyellow.com/. It is free.

* first you need to register for a membership at http://www.freeyellow.com/:

Click a link at upper right of the page to enter, click

"Click Here For Your FREE 5 Page Web Site Now!", then follow it you can get

a free web site and some other services.

* Enter: click "members only" at http://www.freeyellow.com/ to enter,

then input your UserName and Password.Click "Sign On". Click

"Classified Board" at right middle of the page, click "Academic & Education"

at left upper of this page. Then try some tests(post/delete...) to familiar

the conference.And post your artical, paper ...

See: http://www.cfm.brown.edu/people/yu/cow/

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 08 Aug 97 09:50:46 EST

**Subject: Nominations for SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize**

Call for Nominations

SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize

(SIAG/CST) will be awarded at the Fourth SIAM Conference on Control

and Its Applications, Jacksonville, Florida, May 7-9, 1998.

The prize is awarded to a young researcher for outstanding work on

a topic in mathematical control theory. At least one of the papers

containing this work must be published in English in a

peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date between January 1,

1994 and December 31, 1997. At the publication date, it is

required either that the author is not more than 35 years old, or

that not more than six years have elapsed since the author received

a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the

citation. The awardee is expected to attend the award ceremony and

to present the award-winning work at the meeting.

The nomination package should consist of a nomination letter, up to

three letters of support, vita, and supporting material, but is

limited to no more than 40 total pages.

The nomination package should be sent by October 15, 1997 to:

Professor Clyde Martin

Chair, Control and Systems Theory Prize Selection Committee

c/o Allison Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: (215) 382-9800

Fax: (215) 386-7999

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

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From: Trini Flores <flores@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 05 Aug 97 08:12:32 EST

**Subject: SIAM Conference on Geometric Design **

Fifth SIAM Conference on Geometric Design

November 3-6, 1997

Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel

Nashville, Tennessee

The Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to inform you that the

preliminary programs for the conference and Short Course on Wavelets

in CAGD and Graphics which will take place on November 2, 1997 are now

available on the World Wide Web.

For more information on the technical program and also on hotel,

transportation, and registration visit the SIAM Conference Web page

at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/gd97/gd97home.htm

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From: Moonis Ali <MA04@swt.edu>

Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 10:40:46 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems**

1-4 June 1998, Benicassim, Castellon, Spain

IEA/AIE-98, 11th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering

Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems

This annual conference is sponsored in 1998 by International Society of

Applied Intelligence, Universidad Jaume-I de Castellon and Universidad

Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Madrid; in cooperation with AAAI,

ACM/SIGART, ECCAI, AEPIA, CSCSI, IEE, IM&C, INNS/SIG, JSAI and SWT. The '98

conference will focus on methodological aspects in the development of

KBS's, knowledge modeling and hybrid techniques that integrate the symbolic

and connectionist perspectives in industrial applications of AI. The

Proceedings will be published as a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in

Artificial Intelligence. General Chair: M. Ali, Program Co-Chairs: Angel P.

del Pobil, Jose Mira-Mira.

Submit five copies of papers in English, double spaced, of up to 10 pages,

A4 paper,12 pt., to Prof. Angel P. del Pobil, IEA/AIE-98 Secretariat,

Department of Informatics, Jaume-I University, Campus de Penyeta Roja,

E-12071 Castellon, Spain. Submission deadline: November 7, 1997. The Program

Committee is also soliciting proposals for invited sessions. For further

information contact: A. P. del Pobil, E-mail: iea98@titan.inf.uji.es, Fax:

34-64-345.848, http://titan.inf.uji.es/IEA98/

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From: Iain Duff <I.Duff@letterbox.rl.ac.uk>

Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 23:35:01 +0100

**Subject: Workshop on Parallel Sparse Solvers**

Here is an outline of a provisional programme for the workshop:

Sparse Matrix Solution on Distributed Architectures

will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse from lunchtime on September 9th until

17.00 on September 10th.

This workshop is held under the auspices of the EU LTR programme PARASOL.

Sparse Matrix Solution on Distributed Architectures.

September 9th - 10th, 1997

(For jointly authored papers, speaker is indicated by an *)

Tuesday 9th September

PARASOL Interface to New Parallel Solvers for Industrial Applications

John Reid (RAL), Alexander Supalov* (GMD), Clemens-August Thole (GMD)

Distributed memory multifrontal solver

Patrick Amestoy (ENSEEIHT), Iain Duff (RAL/CERFACS), and Jean Yves L'Excellent*

(CERFACS)

ScaLAPACK

Antoine Petitet (Currently at University of Tennessee, moving to NEC Europe)

To be confirmed

Wednesday 10th September

Some new, additive domain decomposition algorithms for unstructured problems

with applications to oil and offshore industries.

Petter Bjoerstad*, Maksimillian Dryja, Eero Vainikko (Bergen)

Parallel iterative solution of shifted linear systems - applications

in QCD and medical imaging.

Andreas Frommer (Wuppertal)

Graph partitioning with emphasis on parallel aspects.

Francois Pellegrini (Bordeaux)

Parallel Implementation of Eigenproblem Solvers Using Numerical Libraries.

Hans-Peter Kersken (Stuttgart)

There will be no registration charge for the workshop but it would help

planning if attendees could register in advance. Participants

are responsible for their own lunch and accommodation.

You can get information on "How to reach Cerfacs" (including arrival

from the airport,...) at http://www.cerfacs.fr/admin/access.html.

Further information can be obtained from Jean-Yves L'Excellent at CERFACS

(excelle@cerfacs.fr)

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From: Kelly.Black@unh.edu (Kelly J Black)

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 13:28:23 -0400

**Subject: Short Term Position at the University of New Hampshire**

Hello,

The Department of Mathematics at the University of New Hampshire

just had a temporary position open up. We have one full time

position for one year (the pay *MAY* be in the range of $38-40K).

The position includes teaching two classes each semester. If

there is interest, we would gladly consider two one year visiting

positions.

Interests of our applied mathematicians include signal processing,

numerical approximation of PDEs, chaos and nonlinear dynamics.

Application areas also include geostatistics, analysis of global

climate from data collected from polar ice cores, CFD, and other

areas. We will have three full time applied mathematicians and

four statisticians during the up-coming school year. We are in

the process of building an undergraduate program in applied

mathematics and maintain a strong emphasis on teaching.

The University of New Hampshire is located in Durham NH near the

New Hampshire sea coast. We are about an hour's drive north of

Boston and a ten minute drive from Portsmouth, NH. Anybody interested

should please contact me. Because the school year starts soon and

the late development of this position, we would prefer ascii

CV's via email if possible.

Sincerely,

Kelly Black

Kelly.Black@unh.edu

http://www.math.unh.edu/

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From: David Coker <coker@sensors.com>

Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 11:37:38 -0400

**Subject: Position at Integrated Sensors, Utica, NY**

Integrated Sensors, Inc. is a small Utica, NY based company located in

the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. We specialize in software

development for High Performance Computing Systems

and Image Processing platforms. We offer a family-oriented work

environment with excellent benefits (including education reimbursement)

and a strong commitment to our employees.

We are looking for individuals to develop software and algorithms

for parallel architectures, manage software engineering projects,

develop proposals for new projects, and interface with clients.

We are interested in applying our software expertise to new areas

and welcome individuals to apply their creative energies to

cutting-edge software and systems development.

Job Requirements

M.S. or Ph.D. in any of the following areas:

Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Operations Research

Experience with MPI or PVM

Experience with Parallel Computers

Strong analytical background

Strong written and oral communication skills

Some travel (approximately 2 days/month)

Contact

David A. Coker, Ph.D.

Project Leader - Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Integrated Sensors, Inc.

502 Court Street

Suite 210

Utica, NY 13502

coker@sensors.com

http://www.sensors.com

(315) 798-1377 Office

(315) 798-8950 Fax

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From: Susanne Steinborn <Susanne.Steinborn@isaf-gs.tu-clausthal.de>

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 09:39:39 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Research Position at Technical University in Clausthal **

RESEARCH POSITION IN WELDING ENGINEERING

The Institute of Welding Technology (ISAF) of the Technical University in

Clausthal invites applications for a research position

in modelling and numerical simulation of welding processes.

The research projects include:

* fusion welding and cladding with automated welding techniques

and control of processes

* Modelling in cooperation with researchers from the the applied

sciences

* Mathematical analysis of these models

* Development of numerical algorithms and software

* Numerical simulation of welding processes including following steps

and the control of whole process

Successful candidates have experience in one or more of the areas

welding technology, materials science, automation of processes, mathematics

and information sciences.

The position is available immediately and

the salary is regulated by the German BAT contract.

For further general information, please contact the WWW homepage

http://www.isaf.tu-clausthal.de

Women and handicapped persons are especially encouraged to apply.

Application, including curriculum vitae, relevant certificates and an

outline of scientific background should be sent to:

Dr.-Ing. B. Bouaifi

ISAF

TU Clausthal

Im Schleeke 112

D-38640 Goslar

Tel: (05321) 3470-0

Fax: (05321) 3470-40

E-mail: stbb@isaf-gs.tu-clausthal.de

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From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 10:33:21 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Contents

Linear Algebra and Its Applications

SIXTH SPECIAL ISSUE ON LINEAR ALGEBRA AND STATISTICS

Volume issue : 264/01-3

pp. 3-12

A. C. Aitken And The Consolidation Of Matrix Theory

RW Farebrother

pp. 13-53

Some comments on six innequalities associated with the inefficiency of ordinary

least squares with one regular regressor

GS Watson

pp. 55-62

The Arithmetic-Geometric-Harmonic Means And Related Matrix Inequalities

B Mond

pp. 63-99

Some Remarks On A Conjecture Of Boyle And Handelman

SW Drury

pp. 101-108

Bounds for Eigenvalues using the trace and determinant

JK Merikoski

pp. 109-115

Some inequalities for singular values of matrix products

Wang

pp. 117-126

Operator versions of some classical inequalities

B Mond

pp. 127-139

Bounds on Mahalanobis norms and their applications

DR Jensen

pp. 141-144

Narrower eigenbounds for Hadamard products

Im

pp. 145-171

The Continuous and Discrete Browian Bridges: Representations and Applications

Anderson

pp. 173-188

A familty of matrices, the discretized Brownian bridge and distance based

regression

Fortiana, CM Cuadras

pp. 189-203

A joint estimator for the eigenvalues of the reproduction mean matrix of a

multitype Galton-Watson process

Carvalho

pp. 205-215

An Alternative Way To Establish The Necessity Part Of The Classical Result On

The Statistical Independence Of Quadratic Forms

DA Harville

pp. 217-223

A Determinantal Proof Of The Craig-Sakamoto Theorem

I Olkin

pp. 225-246

Nonlinear Eigenvector Algorithms For Local Optimization In Multivariate Data

Analysis

R Meyer

pp. 247-253

A note on invariant quadratics

J Volaufova

pp. 255-263

Generic Global Identification In Factor Analysis

PA Bekker

pp. 265-290

Density estimation on the spaces of symmetric and rectangular matrices

Chikuse

pp. 291-311

The Matrix Handling Of Blue And Blup In The Mixed Linear Model

SR Searle

pp. 313-323

The Role Of The Covariance Matrix In The Least-Squares Estimation For A Common

Mean

YL Tong

pp. 325-327

Special Generalized Inverse Matrices Connected With The Theory Of Unified Least

Squares

J Gross

pp. 329-339

On a Partitioned Linear Model and Some Associated Reduced Models

Ghimasankaram, R Saharay

pp. 341-348

Matrix loss in comparison of linear experiments

Stepniak

pp. 349-353

Testing In The Restricted Linear Model Using Canonical Partitions

BB Van Der Genugten

pp. 355-388

Canonical Analysis Of Two Euclidean Subspaces And Its Applications

J Dauxois

pp. 389-419

Les Aspects Fondamentaux De L'Admissiblite En Approximation Quadratique

D'Applications Lineaires

JJ Techene

pp. 421-437

An invariance property of common statistical tests

Chaganty

pp. 439-455

Shorted Operators: An Application In Potential Theory

V Metz

pp. 457-461

Some Remarks On Partial Orderings Of Non-Negative Definte Matrices

J Gross

pp. 463-474

Generalized And Hypergeneralized Projectors

G Trenkler

pp. 475-488

Copositive Matrices And Simpson'S Paradox

P Hadjicostas

pp. 489-493

Derivative of an orthogonal matrix of eigenvectors of a symmetric matrix

Kollo, H Neudecker

pp. 495-503

On Semi-Star Related Matrices

J Gross

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

Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 13:47:56 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Advances in Computational Mathematics**

Contents

Advances in Computational Mathematics 7 (1997) 4

Tim N.T. Goodman, Charles A. Micchelli, Giuseppe Rodriguez and

Sebastiano Seatzu

Spectral factorization of Laurent polynomials 429-454

C.A. Micchelli and Thomas Sauer

Regularity of multiwavelets 455-545

Y. Jeon, I.H. Sloan, E.P. Stephan and J. Elschner

Discrete qualocation methods for logarithmic-kernel integral equations on a

piecewise smooth boundary 547-571

R. Hauber

Numerical treatment of retarded differential--algebraic

equations by collocation methods 573-592

Przemyslaw Bogacki, Stanley Weinstein and Yuesheng Xu

Distances between oriented curves in geometric modeling 593-621

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