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From: Ron Van Iwaarden <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 09:31:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Change of Address for Ronald Van Iwaarden

Friends and colleagues:

I have taken a new position with Metron in the simulation sciences
division. I can now be reached at

Ronald Van Iwaarden
512 Via De La Valle
Suite 301
Solana Beach, CA 92075

tel: (619)792-8904
fax: (619)792-2719



From: Chunyang He <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 15:49:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Change of Address for Chunyang He

Dear colleagues,

Starting at Dept. 1, 1997, I am working at University
of Missouri-Kansas City University. My new address is

Prof. Chunyang He
Department of Telecommunication and Network
University of Missouri-Kansas City
4747 Troost Str. Room 207
Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: (816) 235-1227

Chunyang He


From: Timo Eirola <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 97 08:54:31 +0300
Subject: Change of Address for Timo Eirola

Dear friends and colleagues

Sept. 97 I started as a professor of applied mathematics
at University of Joensuu. My new addresses are:

Timo Eirola
Department of Mathematics
University of Joensuu
P.O. Box 111
FIN-80101 Joensuu



From: John Mathews <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 06:04:58 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Complimentary Software for Complex Analysis

I would like to announce the complimentary software supplement:

COMPLEX ANALYSIS: Maple V Worksheets
Located at Jones & Bartlett Publishers

It consists of the entire set of Maple V Worksheets to accompany the text:
COMPLEX ANALYSIS: for Mathematics and Engineering, Third Edition, 1997

Also available are F(Z) Example Files and Mathematica Notebooks. An
Instructors Solution Manual is available in electronic from the publisher.
If you need a printed copy, please send me your request.

Prof. John Mathews
Mathematics Department
California State University Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834 USA


From: Ashok Srinivasan <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:06:56 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Random Number Generators

Parallel Random Number Generator Library

We are happy to announce the Beta release of SPRNG: a Scalable
Parallel Random Number Generator Library. (It can be used for the usual
serial random number generation too.)

These libraries are callable from C, C++, and FORTRAN programs. We
have ported the generator to the following machines: Cray T3E, Convex
Exemplar, SGI Power Challenge array, Origin 2000, IBM SP2, HP and SUN
workstations, PC (Linux). It should be easy for users to port it to
other machines too.

We have also included a test suite. The five random number generators
included in our library have been subjected to some of the largest
unclassified random number tests ever performed, with up to 10^12
random numbers in certain tests.

Please see our home page:
For further information.

- Ashok Srinivasan

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


From: Andrew Knyazev <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 15:27:41 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Web Page for Preconditioned Eigensolvers

A Web page for Preconditioned Eigensolvers

A web page for Preconditioned Eigensolvers can be found at
Currently available: on-line discussion with email support,
interactive Preconditioned Eigensolvers Bibliography, and some links.
The only hope to fill the page with more info and keep it updated
is YOUR participation. I will serve mostly as a moderator.

Andrew Knyazev, CU-Denver Math


From: Tom Coleman <coleman@CS.Cornell.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 16:58:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Three Optimization Volumes

In the summer of 95 an IMA workshop
was held at U. Minnesota on 'Large-Scale Optimization with
Applications'. Available now from SPRINGER in 'The
IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications' (Series
Editors Friedman and Gulliver) is a 3-volume set:

Part I: Optimization in Inverse Problems and Design

Part II: Optimal Design and Control

Part III: Molecular Structure and Optimization

Editors: Lorenz T. Biegler, Thomas F. Coleman,
Andrew R. Conn, Fadil N. Santosa


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 97 15:22:43 -0500
Subject: W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize


The Reid Prize

SIAM will present the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize at the 1998 SIAM
Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, July 13-17. The award will be
given for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly
defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The
prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a
collection of such achievements.


The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who
meets the general guidelines of the prize description above.

Description of Award

The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize.


A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s)
should be sent by February 1, 1998 to:

Professor John A. Burns
Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: (215) 382-9800
Fax: (215) 386-7999


From: J. Barrett <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 97 13:08:52 BST
Subject: Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations



FRIDAY pm - SATURDAY am 17-18 OCTOBER 1997

The meeting will be held at the Scientific Societies' Lecture Theatre,
New Burlington Place, London W1, UK.

All interested are very welcome. (No registration fee)

Friday 17th October

2.15pm C.M. Elliott (Sussex)
Numerical Analysis of a Mean Field Model of Superconducting Vortices

3.30pm T. Hou (Cal. Tech.)
Stabilizing Effect of Surface Tension and Formation of
Pinching Singularities in Fluid Free Surfaces

5.00pm P.L. Lions (Paris)
Partial Differential Equations, Monte-Carlo Simulations
and Applications to Finance


Saturday 18th October

9.15am E. Suli (Oxford)
A Posteriori Error Analysis of Adaptive Finite Element Methods
for Hyperbolic Problems

10.45am B. Cockburn (Minnesota)
A Posteriori Error Estimates for Nonlinear Parabolic Equations

12.00am R.C. Rannacher (Heidelberg)
A Paradigm for Error Control and Mesh-Size Selection in
Solving Partial Differential Equations with Applications

The dinner will be held at La Laconda Restaurant, Heddon Street, London W1
on the Friday evening at 7.00pm. The cost will be 20 pounds per person,
inclusive of wine. Those wishing to attend should inform Miss Susan M. Oakes,
London Mathematical Society, Burlington House, Piccadily, London W1V ONL,
enclosing a cheque payable to ``The London Mathematical Society'' to
arrive no later than Tuesday 14 October.

For further details and a list of moderately priced hotels in
the South Kensington and Bloomsbury Areas (3 tube stops away) visit


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:59:09 +0200
Subject: Congress on PDEs in Marrakech

Preliminary announcement

Marrakech, Morocco
September 7--11, 1998

We are intending to organize an international congress on numerical methods
for partial differential equations in Marrakech, Morocco. All the
numerical aspects related to the subject will be covered: finite differences,
finite elements, spectral methods, multigrids, multilevel methods,
nonlinear Galerkin methods and inertial manifolds, solution of systems of
linear equations, preconditioning, etc. We are in the process of contacting
invited speakers.

Participants will be accomodated in a 4 star hotel comparable to the best
European or American hotels. A special reduced price has been negotiated
(around 70 USD a day for full board or even less). Registration fees will be
kept low.

Marrakech can be reached by plane from Casablanca (one hour). Casablanca
has direct connections to major European cities and to New York and Montreal.

In September,the weather in Marrakech is very nice and not too hot (27
degrees Celsius) and the congress could be combined with a visit of other
places in Morocco such as Ouarzazate at the doors of the desert, the Atlas,
Rabat (4 and a half hours by train), Fez or Meknes.

Those interested in participating have to send a message for preliminary
registration as soon as possible to

The organizing committee:
A. Lembarki (Universit\'e de Marrakech, Morocco),
A. Messaoudi (ENS de Rabat, Morocco),
A. Hilali (INPT, Rabat, Morocco),
C. Brezinski (Universit\'e des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France),
H. Sadok (Universit\'e du Littoral, Calais, France).


From: Ruben Shahbaghyan <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 15:56:32 +0400
Subject: Conference on Modern Trends in Computational Physics

First International Conference "Modern Trends in Computational Physics"
June 15 - 20, 1998 Dubna, Russia

Laboratory of Computing Techniques and Automation, Joint Institute for
Nuclear Research

141980 Moscow region, Dubna, Russia

MTCP98 is the first in expected once-per-five year series of conferences to
be held in Laboratory of Computing Techniques and Automation, Joint
Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna on the theme of advanced
mathematical methods and computing in physics.

Monte Carlo modeling of interactions of particles and particles with matter

computational methods and tools for simulation and analysis of physical
mathematical modeling of nonlinear static and time-dependent physical
mathematical modeling of exotic systems
numerical methods and algorithms
computer algebra methods
problems of nonlinear physics
software for physics experiments
large scale scientific computations on advanced computer architectures
computational aspects of biophysics

Submit abstract: February 15, 1998 Registration: May 15, 1998


Prof E P Zhidkov
JINR, Russia

Prof I V Puzynin
JINR, Russia

Prof Chin-Kun Hu, Prof M Kaschiev, Dr D L Morgan Jr, Dr M Pavlus, Prof A N
Sissakian , Prof P Zinterhof, Prof Zlatev

Dr E A Airian, Prof P G Akishin, Dr I V Amirkhanov, Prof V S Barashenkov,
Dr A M Chervjakov, Prof V P Gerdt, Prof I M Ivanchenko, Prof V V Ivanov,
Prof B N Khoromsky, Dr V V Korenkov, Prof E A Krasavin, Prof R Pose, Dr V
N Robuk, Prof S I Vinitsky, Dr I V Barashenkov, Prof V V Boyko, Prof B N
Chetverushkin, Prof Yu N Demkov, Prof E A Grebenikov, Prof L A Melnikov,
Prof G P Prokopov, Prof S Yu Slavjanov, Prof P N Vabishchevich, Prof F P
Vasilev, Prof M.Gregus, Prof O Iliev, Prof P Yalamov.

Dr E A Airian, Dr S A Baginian, Dr A V Fedorov, Dr S O Lukianov, Dr T A
Strizh, Dr R R Shahbaghyan,
M V Aristarkhova, T I Katraseva, V K Novikova.


From: Luc Wuytack <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 11:02:34 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics


University of Leuven, Belgium
July 27 - Aug.1, 1998

Aims and scope: The congress will concentrate on computational techniques for
solving real scientific problems.
Invited speakers: M.Griebel (Germany), T. Mitsui (Japan), L. Reichel (USA),
H. Riffert (Germany), G. Vanden Berghe (Belgium), S. Vandewalle (Belgium),
P. Wesseling (The Netherlands).
Researchers are invited to participate and give a talk. A one-page abstract
should be send before March 30, 1998 to the address below. The Proceedings
will be published in the Journal on Computational and Applied Mathematics.
For more information, please contact:

Prof. M. Goovaerts, K.U. Leuven,
CRIR, Minderbroederstraat 5, B-3000 Leuven (Belgium)


From: Universidade de Coimbra <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 12:37:27 +0100
Subject: Meeting in Portugal on Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

2nd International Meeting on Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
February 25,26,27, 1998

Departamento de Matematica da Universidade de Coimbra
300 Coimbra, Portugal
phone: +351-39-7003150
fax: +351-39-32568


In October 1995, the 1st Meeting on Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
took place at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra.
The purpose of such meeting was to enhance the dialogue between mathematicians
and engineers, therefore creating a greater connection between theoretical
problems and computational aspects.

Following this meeting, a 2nd Meeting on Numerical Methods for Differential
Equations is going to take place from 25 to 27 February, 1998. The researchers
on Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations are invited to submit short
lectures (20 minutes) on theoretical problems or computational aspects.

A certain number of plenary sessions will be given by invited speakers.


The abstracts, having one page maximum, should be sent by usual or
electronic mail, until 30 December, 1997.

The authors will be notified on their acceptance until 20 January, 1998.

The final version of the papers, with a maximum of 10 pages, must be delivered
until 30 April, 1998.

These papers will be published in a special edition of the Department of

Abstracts and papers must be written in english using TeX (12pt letter
size) and the typed area should be 16cm x 22.5cm.


U. ASHER, British Columbia University, Vancouver, Canada
M.P. CALVO, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
J.A. CASTRO, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
E. HAIRER, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland
W. HUNDSDORFER, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A. MEIRMANOV, Universidade da Beira Interion, Covilha, Portugal
A. QUARTERONI, Politecnico de Milano, Italy
J.M. SANZ-SERNA, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
A. SEQUEIRA, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal
L. TRABUCHO, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
J. VERWER, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands


P. de Oliveira (Universidade de Coimbra)

F. Oliveira (Universidade de Coimbra)
F. Patricio (Universidade de Coimbra)
J.A. Ferreira (Universidade de Coimbra)
A. Araujo (Universidade de Coimbra)


* Abstracts due: December 30, 1997
* Notification of acceptance: January 20, 1998
* Final papers due: April 30, 1998
* Meeting in Coimbra: February 25, 26, 27, 1998

Addition information on registration and paper submission
can be found in:


From: Jonathan Connor <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 17:25:52 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Graduate Position at University of Manchester

UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
EPSRC Ph D Studentship
(suitable for chemistry, physics or mathematics graduates)

New Theories of Chemical Reactions and Molecular Collisions

This project is concerned with understanding the dynamics of chemical
reactions and molecular collisions important in atmospheric and
combustion chemistry. It involves some collaboration with the USA.
We have had considerable success and recognition in this area.

The project provides interesting and varied training in analytical and
numerical methods using state-of-the-art computational facilities. There is
a considerable demand from industry for Ph D graduates with this type of
research training.

Usual EPSRC eligibility rules apply.These are: UK students-full fees and
maintenance. EU student-full fees, no maintenance. Other students-nothing.

For further information contact:

Professor J.N.L. Connor Tel: 0161-275-4693/4686
Department of Chemistry Fax: 0161-275-4734
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL Email:


From: Josep Lluis de la Rosa i Esteva <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 18:46:21 +0200
Subject: Graduate Research Position at University of Girona



Applications are invited for a grant of graduate student to work with
Professor Joseph Aguilar-Martin and Professor Josep Lluis de la Rosa in
agent paradigms and their application on supervision industrial systems
that will be initially tested on critical Robot-soccert testbeds,
nowadays concerned in the MIROSOT and RoboCup competitions. Basically
the study will focus on the integration of dynamical controller design,
supervision and behavior-cooperation features of autonomous systems in a
global vision of the control design procedures. Research will be
developed in MATLAB trying to add new facilities for this approach, that
will contain agent oriented programming features. It is expected that
the person appointed must be european (European Union) and should have,
or expect to have studies as graduate industrial or computer engineer or
master, specially automatic control and/or artificial intelligence

Salary is on the grant scale up to a maximum 145.000 pesetas per month,
that is about 1.000 US$. The appointment will be for a period of four years.
Applications in the form of a CV, including the names and addresses of
two referees should be sent to
Professor de la Rosa, Department of EIA, University of Girona,
C/Lluis Santalo, s/n, E17071-Girona, Catalonia.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, and close to Girona. The closing
date for applications is October 31, 1997. Further information can be
obtained either from
Professor de la Rosa (, fax: +34 72 41 80 98).


From: Humberto Madrid <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 13:56:04 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Positions Available at Saltillo, Mexico


La Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila y la Coordinacion General de Estudios de
Postgrado e Investigacion, a traves del Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas


a las personas que aspiren a ocupar vacantes de Profesor Investigador de Tiempo
Completo Nivel "C" en las areas:
A).- Analisis Numerico
B).- Bioestadistica.

1. Tener grado de Doctor en Ciencias o estudios similares, o bien los conocimientos y la
experiencia equivalente.
2. Haber trabajado en labores docentes o de investigacion en el area de Algebra Lineal,
Numerica o areas afines, para el caso A; y de Bioestadistica o areas afines para el caso
3. Disposicion inmediata a incroporarse a la Institucion.
4. Disposicion a la colaboracion en la Escuela de Matematicas o postgrados afines y en
proyectos de investigacion.

Para participar en este concurso los interesados deberan enviar o presentar solicitud por
escrito acompa~nada de su Curriculum Vitae, con los documentos que lo acreditan, a mas
tardar el 23 de septiembre de 1997.

Posteriormente deberan presentarse a una entrevista con el Comite de Evaluacion el 6 de
octubre de 1997 en la ciudad de Saltillo, Coahuila.

Los documentos deberan enviarse a:
Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas Aplicadas
Unidad Campo Redondo, edificio "S".
Saltillo, Coahuila C.P. 25280
Tel/Fax. (84) 10-12-42.

Informacion adicional:
Coordinacion General de Estudios de Postgrado e Investigacion
Q.F.B. Juan Carlos Jaramillo Coronado.

NOTA. Habra flexibilidad para aquellos candidatos que se encuentren en el
extranjero. Para mas informacion en relacion a las actividades academicas,
comunicarse con

Analisis Numerico: Humberto Madrid
Bioestadistica : Emilio Padron


From: Peter Knabner <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 19:22:04 -0600
Subject: Assistent Position in Erlangen

Am Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Mathematik I der Friedrich-Alexander-Unversitaet
Erlangen-Nuernberg ist voraussichtlich zum 1.11.1997 die Stelle eines

Wissenschaftlichen Assistenten (C1)

zu besetzen. Bewerber/Bewerberinnen sollten vorzugsweise promoviert sein und
einen Studienabschluss in Mathematik, Physik oder Informatik aufweisen.
Kenntnisse in Numerischer Mathematik und/oder Analysis von
Differentialgleichungen sind wuenschenswert. Zu den Aufgaben gehoert Betreuung
von Uebungen fuer Ingenieur-Studenten, Mitarbeit bei der Rechner-Betreuung und
Teilnahme an Forschungsprojekten aus dem Gebiet Numerik von partiellen

Bewerbungen werden baldmoeglichst erbeten

Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner
Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik Tel. +9131 857015 or 857016
Martensstrasse 3 Fax +9131 857670
D 91058 Erlangen E-mail


From: Benedict Leimkuhler <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 14:18:43 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Kansas

Henry J. Bischoff Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
University of Kansas

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Kansas seeks an
internationally renowned scholar for the Henry J. Bischoff
professorship. This position is one of 23 distinguished chairs in
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition to an outstanding
research record, applicants for the position must have a demonstrated
interest in teaching mathematics.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of inquiry and a vita.
All inquiries will be kept confidential. Review of applications will
begin January 15, 1998 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Kansas is an EO/AA employer.


Department: Mathematics
Title: Henry J. Bischoff Professor of Mathematics
Starting Date: August 18, 1998 or as negotiated
Availability of Appointment: This position is contingent on
final budgetary approval.
Length of Appointment: Tenured, 9-month appointment
Salary or Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and
Duties: Research leadership, classroom teaching, department
and university service.
Required Qualifications: Proven commitment to excellence in
research and teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates
in pure or applied mathematics or statistics whose specialties
mesh well with those already represented in the department.

Contact Person:

Charles J. Himmelberg, Chairman
Department of Mathematics
405 Snow Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-2142
(785) 864-3651

Applications to Include: Letter of application or nomination,
detailed resume with description of past and present research activity.

Deadline Dates: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 1998
and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless
of race, religion, color, sex, disability, and as covered by law,
veteran status.

In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of
religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital
status, and parental status.


From: Wen Zhang <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 22:27:33 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Graduate Research Position at Louisiana Tech University

Ph.D. Student in Applied Computational Analysis and Modeling (ACAM)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Louisiana Tech University

Financial support is available
for a graduate student to work on a three year NSF funded project
`Microstructural Evolution in Sintering - an Experimental, Mathematical
and Numerical Study' in the multidisiplinary ACAM program at Louisiana
Tech University. The graduate student will assist in the computational
and mathematical aspects of the project and will pursue a Ph.D. degree.
The project involves improving the mathematical and computational models
currently in use, interacting with material scientists at Oak Ridge
National Laboratory in comparisons of results of the numerical simulations
with experimental sintering data, and interacting with computer scientists
at Argonne National Laboratory in a parallel implementation of the
computational model. The successful candidate will have a strong mathematical
background, some programming experience, and interests in numerical analysis,
scientifc computation and developing application software packages.
For more information, see the homepages and or contact the PI at


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 11:51:34 -0400
Subject: Two Research Positions at the University of Tennessee

Positions available at the University of Tennessee
in Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra and
in Parallel and Distributed Computing

Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra

A research position is available in parallel scientific computing at
the University of Tennessee. The research will include development
of parallel numerical linear algebra algorithms and of scalable parallel
libraries. This position offers an exceptional opportunity for innovative
research in scientific computing on advanced architectures, and will involve
participation in collaborative projects such as the ScaLAPACK effort, and the Center for Research on Parallel

Candidates must have a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a
related discipline. Expertise in parallel computing and object oriented
programming is required, and expertise in scientific computing is highly
desirable. A strong research capability in numerical methods, with
emphasis on numerical linear algebra techniques for solving large-scale
problems, is essential.

The position is for a period of one year, and will be renewable subject to
availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Additional benefits of
the position include a competitive salary, travel opportunities, access to
state-of-the-art computational facilities (including both parallel
architectures and high-performance workstations), and collaborative research
opportunities in an active research program in advanced scientific computing.

The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

Parallel and Distributed Computing

A postdoctoral research position is available in parallel and distributed
computing at the University of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee is
engaged in collaborative research projects to develop high level interfaces
for parallel programming on heterogeneous networks of computers. Among the
systems being developed are
NetSolve (,
SNIPE (, and
extensions to PVM (
These projects involve experimental research leading to the
development of software tools to support general purpose concurrent
computation over wide-area heterogeneous networks.

The position requires experience in parallel and network computing.
Familiarity with scientific computing and parallel architectures is
also desired. Benefits of the position include a competitive salary,
travel opportunities, access to state-of-the-art computational facilities
(including both parallel architectures and high-performance workstations),
and collaborative research opportunities in a very active research
program in advanced scientific computing.

Responsibilities include designing, prototyping, testing, maintaining, and
documenting computer systems related to network computing.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Jack Dongarra
Computer Science Department
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1301
Phone: 423-974-8295
Fax: 423-974-8296


From: Bill Hager <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 14:52:39 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Florida

Applications are invited for tenure track positions
at the assistant/associate professor level in applied mathematics,
and at the assistant professor level in combinatorics, differential
geometry & mathematical physics, and algebra.

Appointments commence in August 1998. Applicants must show
strong research promise and are expected to excel in teaching
undergraduate mathematics courses. Applicants
should forward a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to:

Chair of Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
358 Little Hall
University of Florida
PO Box 118105
Gainesville, FL 32611--8105

Applicants should supply evidence of commitment to teaching and
should ask referees to send three letters of recommendation directly
to the address above. Completed applications and supporting letters
are due December 8, 1997.


From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 97 15:58:03 PDT
Subject: Faculty Position at Stanford

The Computer Science Department of Stanford University in
collaboration with the Scientific Computing and Computational
Mathematics (SC-CM) Program invites applications for a tenure-track
position in Scientific Computing, beginning autumn, 1998. The
applicant should have an excellent background in numerical computing
and advanced computer architectures. A diverse knowledge of
scientific visualization, graphics and large scale applications such
as computational biology is desired. An earned Ph D, evidence of the
ability to pursue a research program, and a strong commitment to
graduate and undergraduate teaching is required. Further information
about the Computer Science Department and the SC-CM Program can be
viewed on and,

Applications should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research
interests and the names of five references. The application should be
sent to Professor Gene H Golub, Search Committee Chair, Computer
Science Dept., Gates 2B, Stanford,CA 94305. The deadline for
application is Dec 15, 1997. Stanford University is an equal
opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and minority


From: Lisa Dougherty <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 97 10:06:31 -0500
Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics

SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics
Volume 10, Number 4, NOVEMBER 1997

The Order Dimension of Planar Maps
Graham R. Brightwell and William T. Trotter

Algorithms for Vertex Partitioning Problems on Partial k-Trees
Jan Arne Telle and Andrzej Proskurowski

Global Price Updates Help
Andrew V. Goldberg and Robert Kennedy

Task Scheduling in Networks
Cynthia Phillips, Clifford Stein, and Joel Wein

Stack and Queue Layouts of Posets
Lenwood S. Heath and Sriram V. Pemmaraju

Multimatroids I. Coverings by Independent Sets
Andre Bouchet

Randomness in Private Computations
Eyal Kushilevitz and Yishay Mansour

Realizing Interval Graphs with Size and Distance Constraints
Itsik Pe'er and Ron Shamir

Author Index


From: Deborah Poulson <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 97 16:41:09 -0500
Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis

SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Volume 28, Number 6, NOVEMBER 1997

Ginzburg-Landau Vortices: Dynamics, Pinning, and Hysteresis
Fang-Hua Lin and Qiang Du

Space Homogeneous Solutions to the Cauchy Problem for Semiconductor
Boltzmann Equations
A. Majorana and S. A. Marano

Estimates on the Heat Kernel of Parabolic Equations with Advection
Adrian T. Hill

Spatial Patterns Described by the Extended Fisher-Kolmogorov Equation:
Periodic Solutions
L. A. Peletier and W. C. Troy

Stability Estimates in an Inverse Problem for a Three-Dimensional Heat
Sergio Vessella

Global Convexity in a Three-Dimensional Inverse Acoustic Problem
Michael V. Klibanov

The Inverse Conductivity Problem with One Measurement: Stability and
Estimation of Size
Hyeonbae Kang, Jin Keun Seo, and Dongwoo Sheen

Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Two-Dimensional Periodic
Scattering Problems in Electromagnetics
Urve Kangro and Roy Nicolaides

Discontinuous Solutions of a Hamilton-Jacobi Equation with Infinite
Speed of Propagation
Fabio Camilli and Antonio Siconolfi

Stiff Systems of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws: Convergence and Error
A. Kurganov and E. Tadmor

Dynamics and Condensation of Complex Singularities for Burgers'
Equation I
David Senouf

Dynamics and Condensation of Complex Singularities for Burgers'
Equation II
David Senouf


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 10:37:30 +0200 (IST)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and Its Applications

Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Volume issue : 266/01-3
Year : 1997
Anticipated Publication Date: 17-OCT-97

pp. 1-42
Theorems Of Perron-Frobenius Type For Matrices Without Sign Restrictions
SM Rump

pp. 43-47
A Note On Perron Vectors For Almost Regular Tournament Matrices
S Kirkland

pp. 49-68
Defining Functions For Manifolds Of Matrices
W Govaerts

pp. 69-79
On Representations Of Lie Algebras For Quantised Hamiltonians
LAM Hanna

pp. 81-106
On Algebras Related To The Discrete Cosine Transform
E Feig

pp. 107-125
An Algorithm For Coprime Matrix Fraction Description Using Sylvester Matrices
B Kouvaritakis

pp. 127-141
A Norm Estimate Of Adi Method For Nonsymmetric Problems
DY Kwak

pp. 143-152
A Matrix Inverse Eigenvalue Problem And Its Application
N Li

pp. 153-159
Invertible Preservers Of Certain Decomposable Tensors
MH Lim

pp. 161-180
Circulant Preconditioners For Failure Prone Manufacturing Systems
WK Ching

pp. 181-198
A Quadratic Form tr(AX2) And Its Application
M Kuroda

pp. 199-217
Digraph Characterization Of Structural Controllability For Linear Descriptor
KJ Reinschke

pp. 219-241
A Class Of Iteration Methods Based On The Moser Formula For Nonlinear Equations
In Markov Chains
ZZ Bai

pp. 243-259
Consecutive-Column And -Row Properties Of Matrices And The Loewner-Neville
M Fiedler, TL Markham

pp. 261-270
Eigenvalues Of Nonnegative Matrices
G Wuwen

pp. 271-290
Algebres Genetiques Dimensionnellement Nilpotentes
A Micali

pp. 291-335
A Look-Ahead Algorithm for the Solution of Block Toeplitz Systems
M Van Barel

pp. 337-345
Relative perturbation theory: (III more bounds on eigenvalue variation)

pp. 347-363
Equivalent conditions for generalized inverses of products
M Wei

pp. 365-379
On nonnegative matrices similar to positive matrices
A Borobia


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