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

- Householder Quip
- Question on PDE with Robin Boundary Conditions
- Change of Address for Scott Lett
- Change of Address for Knud D. Andersen
- Change of Address for Daniela Calvetti
- Area Code and Addresses for Rutgers University
- SPEC Awards Program
- New Book, Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems
- Workshop on Control in Prague, Czech Republic
- Parallel Numerical Libraries in Industry
- Numerical Methods Conference in Sofia
- Workshop on Java for High-Performance Network Computing
- Midwest NA-Day 1998
- Faculty Positions at University of Iowa
- Faculty Position at the University of Colorado at Denver
- Faculty Position at Purdue University
- Postdoctoral Position at Northeastern University
- Research Position at University of Stuttgart
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at University of Montreal
- Postdoctoral Positions at LBNL
- Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory
- Contents, Numerical Algorithms

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html
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From: Stephen Vavasis <vavasis@CS.Cornell.EDU>

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 11:27:45 -0400

**Subject: Householder Quip**

I am interested in tracking down a quip attributed to Householder: he

would be afraid to fly in an airplane designed with floating point

arithmetic. Does anyone know when and where he said this, and what

exactly he said? I asked Nick Higham, who pointed out the following

paper to me, which contains a paraphrase of the quip:

P. R. Turner, "Will the 'real' real arithmetic please stand up?",

Notices of the AMS, 38 (1991) 298-304.

I checked with the Peter Turner, but he does not know the quip's origin

either. If I get additional solid information, I will post a follow-up.

Thanks,

Steve Vavasis (vavasis@cs.cornell.edu)

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

From: Gerd Kunert <gerd.kunert@Mathematik.TU-Chemnitz.DE>

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 97 13:35:00 MES

**Subject: Question on PDE with Robin Boundary Conditions**

I am investigating a-posteriori error estimators for the Finite

Element Problem and the Poisson equation. In addition to Dirichlet

and Neumann boundary conditions, I am also interested in boundary

conditions of the third type (Robin BC.)

d u/ d n = alpha*(g3 - u)

Such a boundary condition is mentioned only in few papers, and

an analysis is even more rare. My own investigations led to

formulae and error bounds which are much less convenient than

for Neumann BC.

Thus I would like to know whether Robin BCs constitute a severe

problem, or if results only have not been published.

Gerd Kunert

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

From: G. Scott Lett <slett@holisticmath.com>

Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 09:14:32 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Change of Address for Scott Lett**

Dear Colleagues,

I am now working as the numerical analysis lead at Research Systems

in Boulder, Colorado.

My new address is:

G. Scott Lett

Research Systems, Inc.

2995 Wilderness Place

Boulder, CO 80301

USA

phone: (303) 413-3928

email: slett@rsinc.com

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

From: Knud Andersen <kda@core.ucl.ac.be>

Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 19:48:28 +0200

**Subject: Change of Address for Knud D. Andersen**

To whom it may concern:

After 1.5 year post doc. at CORE,UCL, Belgium I am changing

coordinate (permanent from 3 October) back to

Knud D. Andersen

Dash Associates

Quinton Lodge

Binswood Avenue

Leamington Spa

Warwickshire

CV32 5TH

UK

E-mail: kda@dash.co.uk

Phone :(+44)-1926-315862

Fax :(+44)-1926-315854

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

From: Daniela Calvetti <dxc57@tailwind.math.cwru.edu>

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 14:27:53 -0400

**Subject: Change of Address for Daniela Calvetti**

As of August 18, 1997, I have joined the Department of Mathematics at

Case Western Reserve University. My new address is:

Daniela Calvetti

Department of Mathematics

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH 44106

e-mail: dxc57@po.cwru.edu

fax: 216 368 5163

phone: 216 368 2884

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

From: Eduardo Sontag <sontag@control.rutgers.edu>

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 16:37:56 -0400

**Subject: Area Code and Addresses for Rutgers University**

Contributed by: Eduardo Sontag (sontag@control.rutgers.edu)

NEW TELEPHONE AREA CODE 732 (AND MAILING ADDRESSES) FOR RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Rutgers University (New Brunswick) has been assigned the new telephone area

code "732", which replaces the old code, "908". The new code is already

effective, and the old one will not be recognized within a month or so.

(A large part of Central New Jersey has been assigned the code 732 as well.)

In addition, the Post Office asked those departments that are physically

located in Piscataway (science, engineering, math, etc) to use accurate

addresses instead of the vague "New Brunswick" address. You should ask

your correspondents for their precise coordinates. For the MATHEMATICS

department at Rutgers, they are:

Department of Mathematics

Hill Center

110 Frelinghuysen Rd

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA

(This form should be used, also, when mailing via FedExp/UPS/DHL, etc.)

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

From: Bodo Parady <Bodo.Parady@Eng.Sun.COM>

Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 18:04:43 -0700

**Subject: SPEC Awards Program**

The SPEC CPU98 benchmark awards program continues for three more months.

To date more than 25 submissions have been made with a large

number of them being considered. The award program is open ended,

with awards going to any of number candidates, depending on quality.

The submittor must supply source and have the right to submit the

source to SPEC.

It is open to application programs in a wide variety of fields.

Applications employing sparse matrix or gather/scatter matrix

operations and the eigenvalue problem are three areas where the number

of submissions is still somewhat meager.

The focus of the awards program is toward end user applications.

For example a circuit simulator is preferred over a program that

just does matrix inversions. Larger (in terms of lines of code

and memory utilization) applications are preferred over smaller

applications.

Submissions can be made by going to:

http://www.specbench.org/osg/cpu98/search.html

If there are further questions on this program, please feel free to

contact me via email bodo@eng.sun.com.

Regards.

Bodo Parady

SPEC Technical representative

Sun Microsystems

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

From: Ute McCrory <McCrory@Springer.de>

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 13:43:34 +0200

**Subject: New Book, Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems**

New Book Information

Vidar Thomee, Chalmers University, G=F6teborg, Sweden

Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems

Springer Series in Computational Mathematics. Eds.: R.L. Graham; J.

Stoer; R. Varga. Vol. 25

This book surveys the mathematics of Galerkin finite element method as

applied to parabolic equations. The approach is based on first

discretizing in the spatial variables by Galerkin's method, using

piecewise polynomial trial functions, and then applying some single step

or multistep time stepping method. The concern is stability and error

analysis of approximate solutions in various norms, and under various

regularity assumptions on the exact solution. The book gives an

excellent insight in the present ideas and methods of analysis rather

than pursuing each approach to its limit. It is essentially

self-contained, and simple model situations make it easily accessible

even for beginners in the field. Its basis is the author's LNM volume

1054 of 1984, which has been substantially amended.

1997 . X, 302 pp., Hardcover $ 95,- ; DM 148,- ; ISBN 3-540-63236-0

Book category: Monograph

Publication date: September , 1997

Contact Person at Springer-Verlag:

Martin Peters

Mathematics Editor Phone: 06221 487-607

Springer-Verlag Fax: 06221 487-355

Tiergartenstr. 17 E-mail: Peters@Springer.de

D-69121 Heidelberg

Germany

Visit our Web site at http://www.springer.de

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

From: Ladislav Jirsa <jirsa@utia.cas.cz>

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 09:18:01 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: Workshop on Control in Prague, Czech Republic**

First announcement:

The 3rd IEEE European Workshop on Computer-Intensive Methods in Control

and Data Processing

"CAN WE BEAT THE CURSE OF DIMENSIONALITY?"

September 7-9, 1998

Prague, Czech Republic

URL: http://www.utia.cas.cz/AS_dept/cmp98/first.html

Topics relevant to the Workshop :

Models of complex systems

(neural networks, Bayesian networks, graphical models, non-parametric

models)

Techniques of uncertainty management

(finite-dimensional estimation, nonlinear filtering, Markov chain

Monte Carlo algorithms)

Control design and optimization techniques

(dynamic programming approximations, Monte Carlo sequential

control, randomized algorithms of control design)

Software and hardware issues

(database management, data warehousing, massively parallel

computing, distributed and network computing, data visualization)

Real-life applications

(analysis of massive data sets, complex modelling and

optimization in engineering, economics, physics, biology etc.)

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

From: Mishi Derakhshan <mishi@nag.co.uk>

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 14:15:00 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Parallel Numerical Libraries in Industry**

Preliminary Announcement

PINEAPL Workshop

A Workshop on the Use of Parallel Numerical Libraries in Industrial

End-user Applications

February 9-10, 1998

Toulouse, France

About PINEAPL:

The Parallel Industrial NumErical Applications and Portable Libraries

(PINEAPL) Project is a European Framework IV HPCN Project funded by the

European Commission. It is a coordinated effort to produce a general

purpose library of parallel numerical software suitable for a wide range

of computationally intensive industrial applications and to port several

application codes which use this library to parallel computers. The

basis of the coverage of the library has been determined by the

requirements of the end-user applications and its principal objective is

to produce a library of parallel numerical software that meets the

following requirements:

* the problems addressed by the library should be relevant to a wide

range of industries,

* the library should be portable and efficient across a wide range of

parallel machines,

* the numerical algorithms must be accurate, stable and robust,

* the software and documentation should be produced to commercial

quality and should meet recognized standards and pass strict quality

control processing.

Almost all of the numerical software included in the library will be

tested for accuracy and stability using an existing tool, PRECISE.

PRECISE is based on well-understood theory and the project will bring

PRECISE to a mature and commercial quality.

Target machines for the project will range from low cost networks of

workstations that are common in SMEs to high-end distributed memory

parallel computers.

For more information, see the project web-page:

http://extweb.nag.co.uk/projects/PINEAPL

Workshop Themes:

The workshop will provide a forum to discuss progress on enhancing the

number of applications that can take advantage from the PINEAPL Project

results.

The workshop will be of interest to:

* practitioners from industry with applications which embed numerical

computation,

* hardware vendors who would like to have quality parallel mathematical

software implemented on their parallel systems,

* researchers who are interested in application areas and numerical

algorithms for high-performance computing.

Organizing Committee:

Mishi Derakhshan, NAG Ltd, UK (mishi@nag.co.uk)

Alan McCoy, CERFACS, France (mccoy@cerfacs.fr)

Vincent Toumazou, CERFACS, France (toumazou@cerfacs.fr)

Len Freemen, University of Manchester, UK (freeman@ma.man.ac.uk)

Graham Riley, University of Manchester, UK (griley@cs.man.ac.uk)

Lucia Maddalena, CPS, Italy (lucia@matna2.dma.unina.it)

There is no conference fee but participants must register to attend

because of the space limitation.

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

From: Panayot Vassilevski <panayot@iscbg.acad.bg>

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 09:00:32 +0300

**Subject: Numerical Methods Conference in Sofia**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL for PAPERS

4th International Conference on

Numerical Methods and Applications: NMA'98

August 19 - 23, 1998, Sofia, BULGARIA.

Organized by:

The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

in cooperation with

Central Laboratory for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, and

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Honorary Chairman: Blagovest Sendov

Chairman of the International Program Committee: Mikhail Kaschiev

Organizing Committee Co--Chairs: Oleg Iliev and Panayot Vassilevski

Conference Topics:

(1) Finite difference methods; (8) Numerical methods for non-linear problems;

(2) Finite element methods; (9) Numerical methods for multiscale problems;

(3) Finite volume methods; (10) Multigrid and domain decomposition;

(4) Boundary element methods; (11) Computational fluid dynamics;

(5) Monte Carlo methods; (12) Structural mechanics modeling;

(6) Numerical linear algebra; (13) Environmental modeling;

(7) Parallel computing; (14) Engineering applications;

(15) Minisymposia.

Confirmed key and invited lecturers:

O. Axelsson (The Netherlands), J.H. Bramble (USA), B.N. Chetverushkin

(Russia), R.E. Ewing (USA), R.P. Fedorenko (Russia), S.K. Godunov (Russia),

M. Griebel (Germany), P. Hemker (The Netherlands), U. Jaekel

(Germany), Z. Kamont (Poland), S.P. Kurdyumov (Russia), Yu.A. Kuznetsov

(USA/Russia), R. Lazarov (USA/Bulgaria), H. Niederreiter (Austria),

L. Perkins (USA), B. Philippe (France), Yu.P. Popov (Russia), I.V. Puzynin

(Russia), S. Rjasanow (Germany), A.A. Samarskii (Russia), M. Schaefer

(Germany), V. Thomee (Sweden), P.N. Vabishchevich (Russia),

H.A. van der Vorst (The Netherlands), M.F. Wheeler (USA), L. Xanthis (UK),

Z. Zlatev(Denmark)

Registration Form:

Visit our WWW--sites (preferred) for an early on-line registration:

Alternatively, to register fill-in and to send us via e-mail (or ordinary

mail) a registration form that can be obtained from the organizers.

E-mail address and FAX of the Conference:

nma98@math.acad.bg FAX: (--359-2)--971--36--49

Web sites: http://banmatpc.math.acad.bg/~nma98/

http://orca.st.usm.edu/marcin/mp/cfp/sofia.html

Mailing address: NMA'98, c/o Dr. Oleg Iliev

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

"Acad. G. Bontchev" street, Block 8, Sofia 1113, BULGARIA

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

From: Jack Dongarra <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 17:12:07 -0400

**Subject: Workshop on Java for High-Performance Network Computing**

ACM 1998 Workshop on

Java for High-Performance Network Computing

Sponsored (pending) by SIGPLAN, NSF, and DARPA

Palo Alto, California, February 28 & March 1, 1998

http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/conferences/java98

The workshop focuses on the use of Java in the broad area of

high-performance computing; including engineering and scientific

computing, simulations, parallel and distributed computing,

data-intensive applications, and other emerging applications that

combine communication and computing. The workshop is aimed at

getting a broad perspective of community interests and views, as well

as more technical discussions. The goal is to provide feedback to

users and language developers on what is required to successfully

deploy Java in scientific and high-performance computing

environments. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that

demonstrate timely results, technologies, or experiences that are

most likely to have impact on the use of Java in high performance

computing systems.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

* Java computing frameworks (e.g. HPC, numeric, data parallel)

* Web based computation environments in Java

* Java in sequential and distributed simulations

* Java runtime systems and I/O

* Java numerics

* Java applications (e.g. real-world HPC, grand challenge)

* Java compilers (e.g. optimizations, just-in-time vs. off-line)

* Compilers that target or optimize Java bytecode

* Source-to-source translators (e.g. C, Fortran, and C++ to Java)

* Java performance and benchmarking

* Java as user interface to simulation

* Java as wrapper technology for existing scientific codes

* Java applets to illustrate science for education

Similar Java workshops were held very successfully in Syracuse in

1996 and in Las Vegas in 1997 (http://www.npac.syr.edu/projects/javaforcse).

A mailing list has been created for people interested in Java for

Science and Engineering Computation. To join, send a message with

"subscribe java-for-cse" to Majordomo@npac.syr.edu.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Siamak Hassanzadeh Klaus Schauser

High Performance Computing Parallel Computing Lab

901 San Antonio Rd., MS MPK12-201 Department of Computer Science

Sun Microsystems Computer Corp University of California

Palo Alto, CA 94303 Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Phone: (650) 786-3942 Phone: (805) 893-3926

FAX: (650) 786-6455 FAX: (805) 893-8553

siamak.hassanzadeh@Sun.Com schauser@cs.ucsb.edu

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Mani Chandy Caltech

Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge Nat. Lab

Ian Foster Argonne National Laboratory

Geoffrey C. Fox Syracuse University

Dennis Gannon Indiana University

Siamak Hassanzadeh Sun Microsystems

Urs Hoelzle University of California-Santa Barbara

Susan Flynn Hummel IBM T.J. Watson Research

Carl Kesselman USC - ISI

Wei Li Oracle

Michael Philippsen University of Karlsruhe

Klaus E. Schauser University of California-Santa Barbara

David Tarditi Microsoft Research

George K. Thiruvathukal Argonne National Laboratory

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

From: Dave Voss <mfdav@uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 18:36:36 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Midwest NA-Day 1998**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

MIDWEST NUMERICAL ANALYSIS DAY 1998

Saturday, April 25, 1998

Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

This conference is aimed at faculty members, graduate students and

visitors from universities in the central US. Confirmed invited

speakers are:

Joe Flaherty (RPI)

Adaptive Methods for PDEs

Bill Gear (NEC Research Inst. Inc.)

Scientific Computing and Computer Vision

Edward Twizell (Brunel University, England)

Computational Bio-Mathematics

Organizers:

Abdul Khaliq (a-khaliq@wiu.edu, (309) 298-1562)

Dave Voss (d-voss1@wiu.edu, (309) 298-1562)

Information:

Information concerning the conference will be available on the

World Wide Web at http://www/ECNet.Net/users/mfamk/Midwest_NA_Day

Deadline:

If you are interested in giving a contributed talk in the form of oral

presentation or in a poster session, submit a title and short abstract

(indicating the form of presentation) by March 16, 1998, either

through the conference web page, via e-mail to naday@wiu.edu, or to

one of the organizers. There is no registration fee

Abdul Khaliq (a-khaliq@wiu.edu) Dave Voss (d-voss1@wiu.edu)

Department of Mathematics Department of Mathematics

Western Illinois University Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL 61455 Macomb, IL 61455

phone: (309) 298- 1562

fax: (309) 298-2585

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From: Kendall Atkinson <atkinson@math.uiowa.edu>

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 17:22:23 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Iowa**

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

New Positions

The Department of Mathematics of The University of Iowa invites

applications for the following positions.

1. Tenure-track assistant or beginning associate professorship, starting

in August 1998, in the broadly interpreted area of numerical analysis.

Exceptional candidates at higher rank may be considered. Selection will

be based on evidence of outstanding research potential or accomplishments,

and teaching ability. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required. For more

information on numerical analysis at the University of Iowa, link to the

WWW site

http://www.math.uiowa.edu/faculty/numanal.htm

2. Pending availability of funds, one or more visiting positions for all

or part of the 1998-99 academic year. Selection will be based on

research expertise and teaching ability. Preference will be given to

applicants whose scholarly activity is of particular interest to

members of the current faculty.

Women and minority candidates are especially urged to apply for the above

positions.

Formal screening will begin December 15, 1997; applications will be

accepted until the positions are filled. To apply, send a complete vita and

have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor Bor-Luh Lin, Chair

Department of Mathematics

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

For additional information on the University of Iowa, check the WWW site

http://www.uiowa.edu/

For the Dept of Mathematics, check the WWW site

http://www.math.uiowa.edu/

For the Iowa City area, see the WWW site

http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iapages/iowacity/index.html

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative

Action Employer.

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

From: Leo Franca <lfranca@math.cudenver.edu>

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 10:11:06 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Colorado at Denver**

University of Colorado at Denver

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Colorado

at Denver is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the

rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1998. Position

is contingent on budgetary approval. We offer B.S., M.S. and

Ph.D. degrees with optional focus in one of the six areas:

computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, engineering

mathematics,operations research, probability and statistics.

These also comprise active areas of research of our resident

faculty.

Applicants are expected to show strong potential for

teaching and research and have a commitment to professional

service. Applicants must have, or expect to receive by

July 30, 1998, a Ph.D. in one of the mathematical sciences.

For this position, the area of greatest interest is

mathematics education. The candidate should demonstrate

evidence of research in this area, experience with teaching

using technology,and potential to coordinate and improve the

undergraduate service courses offered by the Department.

To apply, please send a current vita,a statement of teaching

philosophy and experience, list of publications, a statement

of research plans and goals, and arrange to have three

letters of recommendation sent to:

Leopoldo Franca, Search Committee Chair

Mathematics Department - Campus Box 170

University of Colorado at Denver

P.O. Box 173364

Denver, CO 80217-3364

Our fax number is 303-556-8550. For more information on

our department and university visit our web site at

http://www-math.cudenver.edu. Review of applications will

begin on December 1st, 1997 and continue until the position

is filled.

The University of Colorado at Denver is an affirmative

action, equal opportunity employer, and educator with a

strong committment to diversity and to program access for

persons with disabilities. Alternative formats of this

announcement are available upon request. The Colorado Open

Records Act (C.R.S. 24-72-204) requires that an applicant

make a written request at the time of application that the

application be kept confidential. Applications without such

a written request for confidentiality are open records and

must be disclosed upon request.

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

From: Carl Cowen <cowen@MATH.Purdue.EDU>

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 06:26:22 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Purdue University**

Professor of Mathematics

and

Director, Center for Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Purdue University

Since Purdue is Indiana's state-supported land-grant university and has a

world class engineering school and widely recognized departments in science,

management, and agriculture, Purdue's Mathematics Department has the

opportunity, indeed, the obligation, to have a strong and influential group in

applied mathematics with strong ties to the rest of the university.

Purdue's Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM) was started in 1985 under the

directorship of Avner Friedman and has been led by Jim Douglas, Jr. since

1987. CAM provides an umbrella for the activities of faculty, post-doctoral

staff, graduate students, and long and short term visitors in applied

mathematics. Currently, there are a dozen mathematics faculty who identify

themselves as applied mathematicians and several other faculty in and out of

the department who work in applied areas and are loosely associated with CAM.

The Purdue Mathematics Department is committed to deepening and expanding its

contributions to research and education in applied mathematics. Because of

its solid foundation and the support of the school and university

administrations, the department is well positioned to achieve its goals in

this area.

The Director should be a senior full professor or distinguished professor of

mathematics with the stature and experience to lead outstanding research and

educational programs in applied mathematics. In addition to carrying on a

strong research program in her or his own area, the Director will be expected

to coordinate the development of other applied areas in the department,

facilitate research contacts between mathematics faculty and faculty in other

departments, oversee the applied mathematics visitor and seminar programs, and

help create an atmosphere in which the educational programs of graduate

students and post-doctoral staff in applied mathematics can flourish.

To this end, the Purdue Mathematics Department seeks applicants for the

position of Professor of Mathematics and Director, Center for Applied

Mathematics, with a strong national reputation in research in applied

mathematics, proven ability to work with graduate students, post-docs, and

colleagues, a record of funding success, and flexibility in pursuing

opportunities. Applicants should possess a broad vision compatible with

Purdue's strong traditions in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering and

demonstrate the ability to promote applied mathematics as a part of

mathematics.

Persons interested in applying for this position, or discussing it in

confidence, should contact

Carl C. Cowen, Head

Department of Mathematics

Purdue University

West Lafayette IN 47907-1395

cowen@math.purdue.edu

765-494-1908 (voice)

765-494-0548 (fax)

Purdue University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

From: Eric Miller <elmiller@ece.neu.edu>

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 13:27:09 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Northeastern University**

Post-Doctoral Research Position Available at Northeastern University in

Computational Physics and Signal Processing.

Description: As part of a Multidisciplinary University Research

Initiative aimed at the detection, localization, and classification of

buried land mines, a post-doctoral research position is available at

Northeastern University in Boston, MA combining elements of

computational physics and signal/image processing. The research will

center around physics-based signal processing methods for solving the

demining problem. The initial phase of the work will be directed

toward the development of computationally efficient sensor models

describing the diffusion and/or propagation of energy through the earth,

the interaction of the energy with buried objects, and the process of

measuring the resulting scattered fields. In particular, models for low

frequency electromagnetic inductive systems and radio frequency ground

penetrating radar sensors are of interest. The second portion of the

research will center on the development of signal and image processing

algorithms based on these models for mine detection, localization, and

classification. Of interest here are statistical signal processing

methods employing elements of decision and estimation theory which are

robust to sensor noise and environmental clutter.

Requirements: A Ph.D. and strong analytical skills in a field relevant

to the above described work (eg. Electrical Engineering, Mathematics,

Physics, Geoscience etc.) with experience in at least a subset of the

following areas:

1. Statistical signal processing,

2. Computational electromagnetics,

3. Numerical analysis

4. Inverse scattering,

5. Multiscale methods including wavelets

The candidate will be expected to carry out research in an independent

manner and if interested aid in the supervision of Master's and Doctoral

level graduate students. Strong oral and written English skills are a

must.

Funding is available for up to three years and I am looking for someone

to start as soon as possible.

All interested applicants are invited to contact

Prof. Eric Miller

235 Forsyth Building

Northeastern University

Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617-373-8386=09

Email: elmiller@ece.neu.edu

Web http://www.cdsp.neu.edu/info/faculty/miller/miller.html

for more information or to submit an application (CV, references, and a

reprint of a published journal article).

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

From: Wolfgang Wall <wall@statik.uni-stuttgart.de>

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 15:11:12 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: Research Position at University of Stuttgart**

Research position available (University of Stuttgart/Germany)

Within the project "Fluid-Structure-Interaction of Shells" of the

collaborative research center (SFB 404) "Multi-Field Problems in

Continuum Mechanics", involving research groups from different

engineering disciplines and mathematics, a position as

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

at the Institute of Structural Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart

is available. We are looking for individuals with a Masters degree in

"APPLIED MATHEMATICS" or related areas. The position (BAT IIa/2) starts

at 01.01.1998 and applicants are expected to work towards a Ph.D.

The project aims at the development of reliable methods for the

numerical simulation of the nonlinear, dynamic response of thin-walled

structures (e.g. containments) interacting with fluids. The working

area connected with this position will be the development of efficient

solution methods (multigrid, domain decomposition, parallelization ...)

for flow, structural and coupled problems.

Requirements are a sound background in numerical analysis and at least

basic knowledge in mechanics and scientific computing.

Applications should be sent to (deadline: November 30, 1997):

Prof. E. Ramm

Institut fuer Baustatik

Universitaet Stuttgart

Pfaffenwaldring 7

D - 70550 Stuttgart

Germany

For further information:

Prof. E. Ramm, Tel.: +49 711 685-6123, Fax: +49 711 685-6130,

email: eramm@statik.uni-stuttgart.de

or: W.A.Wall, Tel.: +49 711 685-6574,

email: wall@statik.uni-stuttgart.de

Homepage of the institute: http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/ibs/

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From: Univ. Montreal <chantal@CERCA.UMontreal.CA>

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 12:41:38 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at University of Montreal**

Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at CERCA (Centre for Research on

Computation and its Applications), Montreal, Quebec, Canada

For more information: http://www.cerca.umontreal.ca/divers/epdoc8.html or

info@cerca.umontreal.ca.

Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of Wind/Structure Interaction

Recruiting of a postdoctoral fellow to join the CERCA team on computational

wind engineering. The successful candidate is expected to work on the

coupling between a non-hydrostatic meteorological code at large and medium

spatial scales, and a high resolution code for flows around structures based

on large eddy simulations (LES). Both codes are tested and

available. Applicants should have a strong background in computational fluid

dynamics and in turbulence modelling.

Annual stipend: CAN$35,000.

Deadline for receipt of applications: November 28, 1997.

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From: Paul Concus <mathdept@math.lbl.gov>

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 09:43:53 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at LBNL**

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT

LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY

The University of California Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mathematics Department invites applications for postdoctoral research

fellowships in computational and applied mathematics. Applicants should

have a Ph.D. in mathematical, computational, or physical sciences or

engineering and an interest in scientific computing for research in

problems involving turbulence, fluid dynamics, porous media, elasticity,

fracture, materials science, free moving boundary and interface

dynamics, semiconductor manufacturing, image processing, computer

vision, robotic control, and/or seismology. The positions are for one

year, beginning in the summer or fall of 1998, with possibility of

renewal for a second year. Interested persons should submit a curriculum

vitae and the names of three references before February 15, 1998 to

Prof. A. Chorin or Prof. J. Sethian, c/o Staffing Office (Box-MATH),

Mail Stop 938 A, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron

Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, referring to position No. MATH/204, or submit

by e-mail to mathdept@lbl.gov. Applicants may wish to see the

Mathematics Department's home page at http://www.lbl.gov/math. Lawrence

Berkeley National Laboratory is an affirmative action/equal opportunity

employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

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From: Edit Kurali <kurali@math.ohio-state.edu>

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 16:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory**

Table of Contents

J. Approx. Theory

Volume 90, Number 3

September 1997

Robert Huotari and Wu Li

Continuities of metric projection and geometric consequences

319--339

Sergey K. Bagdasarov

Zolotarev $\omega$-polynomials in $W^rH^\omega[0,1]$

340--378

S. V. Konyagin

Divergence almost everywhere of a pointwise comparison of two sequences

of linear operators

379--384

Frank Deutsch, Wu Li, and Joseph D. Ward

A dual approach to constrained interpolation from a convex subset of

Hilbert space

385--414

Andr\'as Kro\'o and Darrell Schmidt

Some extremal problems for multivariate polynomials on convex bodies

415--434

Ammar Boukhemis

Study of sequence of classical orthogonal polynomials of dimension 2

435--454

Book reviews

455--466

Author index for Volume 90

467

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

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 08:40:37 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms**

Contents

Numerical Algorithms 15 (1997) 2

I.J. Anderson

A piecewise approach to piecewise approximation 139-152

Hans Strauss

On interpolation with products of positive definite functions 153-165

Celina Pestano-Gabino and Concepcion Gonzalez-Concepcion

Matrix Pade Approximation of rational functions 167-192

Vasile Dragan, Aristide Halanay and Adrian Stoica

Well-conditioned computation for H\infty controller near the optimum 193-206

N.M. Temme

Numerical algorithms for uniform Airy-type asymptotic expansions 207-225

Nicholas J. Higham

Stable iterations for the matrix square root 227-242

C. Brezinski

Book reviews 243-246

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