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From: Paul Boggs <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 05:35:37 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Change of Address for Paul T. Boggs

I have accepted a senior research position at Sandia National
Laboratories in Livermore, California. My new e-mail address is

and my mailing address is

Distributed Computing Department
MS 9011
Sandia National Laboratories
Livermore, CA 94551


From: Susanne Brenner <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 15:14:17 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Industrial Mathematics Initiative Reports Available

This is to announce the on-line availability of the
Industrial Mathematics Initiative (IMI) Research Reports:

This is a preprint series which contains reports by the faculty
and visitors of the Department of Mathematics at the University
of South Carolina.


From: Robert Gulliver <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 09:31:37 -0600 (CST)
Subject: KDI Workshop March 7 at the IMA

IMA workshop:
Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence (KDI)-
Opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences
Saturday, March 7, 1998

NSF has just announced a new Foundation-wide activity, Knowledge and
Distributed Intelligence (KDI), that builds on recent advances in
computation and communications to make new thrusts in three focal areas:
Knowledge Networking (KN), Learning and Intelligent Systems (LIS) and
New Computational Challenges (NCC). Mathematics and statistics are
intrinsic to KDI and mathematical scientists can participate at several
levels; see for further details. However, the
proposal solicitation was posted only in February 1998 and proposals are
due May 8, 1998, with letters of intent by April 1. Given the
complexity and interdisciplinary nature of the solicitation and the
short time for preparation of proposals, the IMA is offering a one-day
workshop to describe in some detail to the mathematical sciences
community the scientific represented by KDI. Similar workshops will be
hosted by MSRI and NISS.

The IMA will hold the workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March
7, 1998 in the IMA conference facility at the University of Minnesota in
Minneapolis. The purpose of the workshop is to inform mathematical
scientists about the funding opportunities presented by KDI and, in
particular, the mathematical research areas that are of greatest
interest. Proposal preparation issues and issues of interdisciplinary
collaboration will also be addressed. The workshop will begin with a
40-minute presentation by the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences
program Director for KDI, Mike Steuerwalt, on the main issues of the
workshop. It will be followed by three consecutive sessions on Knowledge
Networking, Learning and Intelligent Systems and New Computational
Challenges, respectively. Each session will feature three short talks
by mathematical scientists working on projects that are highly relevant
to KDI, followed by a panel discussion (with questions from the floor).
Each panel will be composed of the speakers for the session and
appropriate NSF representatives. The workshop will be open to all,
including researchers from industry, but no funding can be provided.
IMA Participating Institutions can use IMA funds under their control
to send faculty to the workshop. More details can be found at the
IMA Website (

To confirm participation, contact


From: Tom Manteuffel <tmanteuf@sobolev.Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 16:18:40 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Copper Mountain Deadlines and Program

Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
March 30 - April 3

Room Reservations Deadline: Feb. 25

There is a great deal of pressure on the Copper Mountain
Resort to fill the room block we have set aside. After
Feb. 25 this block of rooms will no longer be reserved
for our meeting. Please get your reservations completed
before that date.

Call 1-800-458-8386 (direct: 970-986-2882)


The program will be on the net by the time you read this.
Access the web page:

Travel Assistance:

Travel assistance may be obtained through Apex Travel,
which can be accessed through the number above


From: Tianruo Yang <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 10:10:09 +0100
Subject: Computational and Optimization Algorithms

International Symposium: "Computational and Optimization Algorithms
Techniques and Applications"
(inside at the SCI'98 Conference, which will be held in
Orlando, USA from July 12, 1998
DEADLINE: 03/15/98


The purpose of this symposium is to review and discuss recent advances and
promising research trends concerning algorithms, techniques and applications
in the field of numerical computation and optimization.


Topics of interest (but not limited to) include the following:
* Finite difference methods;
* Finite element methods;
* Finite volume methods;
* Boundary element methods;
* Monte carlo methods;
* Numerical linear algebra;
* Parallel and distributed computing;
* Numerical methods for non-linear problems;
* Numerical methods for multiscale problems;
* Multigrid and domain decomposition;
* Computational fluid dynamics;
* Mathematical modeling in structural mechanics;
* Environmental modeling;
* Engineering applications in CAD, signal and image processing etc.
* Constrained and unconstrained optimization;
* Convex analysis;
* Global optimization;
* Interior point techniques for linear and nonlinear programming;
* Large scale optimization;
* Linear and nonlinear complementarity problems;
* Nonsmooth optimization;
* Neural networks and optimization;
* Applications of linear and nonlinear optimization in VLSI etc.

Paper Submissions:

Participants who wish to present a paper are requested to submit an
extended summary (500-1500 words) by March 15, 1998. Submissions should
be sent to the following address:
T. Yang
Department of Computer Science
Linkoping University
581 83 Linkoping, Sweden
Tel: +46-13-281763
Fax: +46-13-282666


From: John R. Rice <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 13:02:05 -0500
Subject: Conference on Expert Systems for Numerical Computing

Call for Papers
Fourth International Conference on

Sponsored by IMACS
International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation

August 6,7, 1998
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, USA.}

This international conference is the fourth organized by IMACS in a
series that brings together researchers whose work spans the field
of intelligent systems and scientific computing. There has been
steady growth in the development of research topics that are
essentially concerned with numerical computing that contain inputs
and tools coming from artificial intelligence. Today's state of the
art in several areas of computer science is not adequate to take
full advantage of the resources supplied by high power computing
and communication. For example, using monolithic software libraries
today may require skills and knowledge that scientists and
engineers do not have. Or finding one's way in those libraries
simply may be unreasonably time consuming. In either case, front
end interfaces containing concepts from artificial intelligence
have the potential of providing a significant assistance in this
process. There is thus a continuing demand in scientific/numeric
computing for systems using native "intelligence" assisting
application scientists and engineers. The evolving Global
information Infrastructure and advances in High Performance
Computing and Communications (HPCC) over the past decade, can
greatly enhance the problem solving power that a scientist or
engineer has at his finger tips. Software, compute and information
servers will be available to be dynamically combined by intelligent
systems to create tailor made problem solving environments. These
PSEs will enable access to the networked infrastructure from
resource constrained computational access points, bringing
"Terra-flops to the desktop" as it were.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Expert Systems for Numerical Computing
Computational Intelligence Applications in Numerical Computing
Agent Based Systems for Numerical Computing
Intelligent Problem Solving Environments
Intelligent Systems for Numerical Meta-computing
Knowledge Based Systems for Scientific Applications
Intelligent HCI Systems in Scientific Computing
Knowledge Acquisition about Scientific Computing


Extended abstracts of no more than 2 pages should be submitted
electronically (in postscript or HTML format) no later than the 1st
of April, 1998. They should be e-mailed to
If electronic submission is not possible, please arrange for five
copies of the abstract to reach the program chair by the same date
-- the address is provided below. Notices of acceptance shall be
sent by April 30th. It is planned that the best papers from this
conference be published as part of a special journal issue.


John R. Rice, Purdue University
Elias N. Houstis, Purdue University
Robert Vichnevetsky, Rutgers University


Anupam Joshi, CECS Department, University of Missouri


Elaine Kant, SciComp, Inc.
Ronald Boisvert, (NIST)
Feng Zhao, (Ohio State)
Paul Wang, (Kent State)
Hongchi Shi, (Missouri)
Jack Dongarra, (Tennessee)
T. Papatheodorou, (Patras, Greece)
S.V. Sastry, (RMCS, UK)


Anupam Joshi, Conference Program Chair
Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science
201 Engineering Building, West
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Ph: 573-882-9443, Fax: 573-882-8318

or contact the IMACS Secretariat at, Ph. 732-445-3998, FAX: 732-445-0537


From: Hans Bungartz <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 12:50:04 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference on High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing

International FORTWIHR Conference 1998
High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing
March, 16 - 18, 1998
Munich, Germany

High performance scientific and engineering computing has become a key
technology which will play an important part in determining, or at least
shaping, future R & D activities in many industrial branches. The
Bavarian Consortium for High Performance Scientific Computing (FORTWIHR)
has contributed significantly to the development of this discipline and is
currently engaged in the transfer of the results of its research activities
into industrial practice. It is the aim of this year's FORTWIHR conference
to present both the work of FORTWIHR and the results of internationally
renowned research groups. Among the main topics are

* development of advanced numerical methods,
* parallel computing and parallel computer codes,
* high performance visualization and grid generation,
* applications to numerical fluid mechanics and material sciences,
* applications to dynamic systems, semiconductor technology, and electric
systems design.

Program Committee and Advisory Board:

A. Bode (Munich) W. Mayr-Knoch (Munich)
M. Breuer (Erlangen) P. Knabner (Erlangen)
R. Bulirsch (Munich) D. Kraft (Munich)
H.-J. Bungartz (Munich) G. M"uller (Erlangen)
F. Durst (Erlangen, Chairman) H. Ryssel (Erlangen)
T. Ertl (Erlangen) G. Sachs (Munich)
R. Friedrich (Munich) W. Schierholz (Frankfurt)
A. Gilg (Munich) R. Scholz (Sulzbach-Rosenberg)
K.-H. Hoffmann (Munich) G. Wachutka (Munich)
F. Hofmann (Erlangen) C. Zenger (Munich, Chairman)
R.H.W. Hoppe (Augsburg)

More detailed information, epecially concerning the conference program
and registration, is available on the web at the URL

or feel free to contact


From: Olivier Goyon <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 12:18:18 +0000
Subject: Mini-symposium Multilevel methods for Incompressible Visous Flow

Organized by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with

MINI-SYMPOSIUM: Multilevel methods for incompressible visous flow


The above mini symposium is organized during the 4th International
Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications: NM\&A-O($h^4$)'98,
which will be held in Sofia from 19 to 23 August, 1998.


- classical multigrid methods,
- nonlinear Galerkin methods,
- adaptive mesh refinement,
- local solution techniques,
- cyclic-like reduction methods.

If you are interested in attending the mini-symposium and wish to
present a paper, please submit three copies of your abstract
before the end of February to the mini-symposium organizers:

Dr. D. Drikakis or Dr O. Goyon
Department of Mechanical Engineering
PO Box 88, Manchetser M60 1QD
United Kingdom

Fax: (44) 161 200 3723


Abstract Due: 1st of March, 1998.
Abstract Acceptance: 30th of April, 1998.


Please visit the WWW pages or

or contact the conference organizer:
NMA'98, c/o Dr. Oleg Iliev
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl.8, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA
Fax-No. (++359 2) 971 36 49


From: Georg Hebermehl <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 98 09:20:46 +0100
Subject: Workshop Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering

Workshop Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering
September 30 - October 2, 1998 , Berlin, Germany
organized by
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin
Fachgruppe 'Scientific Computing' of the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung

German Chapter of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

Scientific Committee:
Peter Deuflhard, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin
Herbert Gajewski, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Wolfgang Heinrich, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik
Arnulf Kost, Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet Cottbus
Ulrich Langer, Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz
Thomas Weiland, Institut fuer Hochfrequenztechnik der TU Darmstadt

Local Organizing Committee:
Georg Hebermehl, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Wolfgang Heinrich, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik

The workshop will bring together mathematicians, computer scientists,
and engineers from research institutes, universities, and industry
who work on modeling and numerical simulation on the field of
electromagnetics and electronics.

Workshop Topics:
- Microwave Circuits,
- Integrated Optics,
- Optoelectronical Devices,
- Electromagnetic Compatibility,
- Quasistatic Magnetics

- invited lectures,
- contributed presentations in lecture format,
- contributed presentations in poster format.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a paper
(for details see web page

For information please contact:
SCEE Workshop Secretary
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS)
Mohrenstr. 39
D-10117 Berlin
phone: +49 30 20377 566 (Marion Lawrenz)
Fax: +49 30 2044975

The 1st announcement is available at the web page:


From: Bette Byrne <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 98 13:10:59
Subject: Conference on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics




University of Oxford, UK
31 March - 3 April 1998

Invited speakers include A. Jameson (Princeton/Stanford) and B. van Leer
(Michigan). The conference will cover all areas of CFD, including Adjoint
Problems, Algorithms for Environmental Flows, DNS/LES Turbulence
Modelling. In addition to invited lectures the programme will include over 40
contributed talks as well as poster sessions.

Enquiries regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Mrs B Byrne
Oxford University Computing Laboratory
Wolfson Building, Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QD, UK.

Telephone: +44-1865-273883
Facsimile: 44-1865-273839


From: NMA98 <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 17:34:54 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Conference in Bulgaria on Numerical Methods and Applications

4th International Conference on
Numerical Methods and Applications: NMA'98
August 19 - 23, 1998, Sofia, BULGARIA.

Organized by
Institute of Mathematics, 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 (Bulgaria)

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) Math. modeling in structural mechanics;
(6) Numerical linear algebra; (13) Environmental modelling;
(7) Parallel computing; (14) Engineering applications;
(15) Minisymposia.

List of key and invited lecturers, who accepted invitation of the Org.Committee:

O.Axelsson (NL), J.H.Bramble (USA), B.N.Chetverushkin (Rus), R.E.Ewing (USA),
R.P.Fedorenko (Rus), S.K.Godunov (Rus), M.Griebel (D), P.Hemker (NL),
U.Jaekel (D), Z.Kamont (PL), S.P.Kurdyumov (Rus), Yu.A.Kuznetsov (USA/Rus),
R.Lazarov (USA/BG), H.Niederreiter (A), L.Perkins (USA), B.Philippe (F),
Yu.P.Popov (Rus), I.V.Puzynin (Rus), S.Rjasanow (D), A.A.Samarskii (Rus),
M.Schaefer (D), V.Thomee (SE), P.N.Vabishchevich (Rus), H.A.van der Vorst (NL),
M.F.Wheeler (USA), L.Xanthis (UK), Z.Zlatev (DK)

List of the organized minisymposia:

* Computational issues in large scale eigenvalue problems
P.Arbenz (CH), H.A. van der Vorst (NL)

* Combustion modeling in industrial furnaces
M.Carvalho (PT), P.Stankov (BG)

* Monte Carlo Methods, I.Dimov (Bulgaria)

* Multilevel Methods for Incompressible Viscous Flows
D.Drikakis, O.Goyon (UK)

* Approximation of Nonlinear and Functional PDEs, H.Leszczynski (PL)

* Solving Linear Systems with Error Control
Ch.Ullrich (CH), S.Markov, N.Dimitrova (BG)

* Regular Numerical Methods for Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems, V.Vasin (Rus)

* Multifield Problems, W.Wendland (D)

People wishing to present a paper in a field related to the conference topics
are invited to submit two hard copies of the paper, and its electronic version
in LaTeX format by e-mail.

For detailed information respond to the e-mail address:,
or check either of our WWW-pages:


From: Hien T. Tran <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 16:43:15 -0500
Subject: Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop

1998 Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop for
Graduate Students
July 27-August 4, 1998
Center for Research in Scientific Computation
North Carolina State University


* Expose 30 graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and
statistics to challenging and exciting real-world problems
arising in industrial and government laboratory research

* Introduce students to the team approach to problem solving


In the Workshop, which will be the fourth one to be held at North
Carolina State University, the students will be divided into six-member teams
to collaborate on "industrial mathematics" problems presented by experienced
scientists from industry and government laboratories. These problems are
not academic exercises found in classrooms, but rather challenging,
real-world problems from industry or applied science which require fresh
new insight for their formulation and solution. As in the previous workshops,
we expect to have one problem presenter from the National Security Agency.
Other problems will be drawn from projects under investigation by
ABB Power T&D Company, Aerospace Corporation, Battelle Memorial Institute,
Boeing Company, NIEHS, and Daniel H. Wagner Associates. Details regarding
problems investigated in previous years can be found at the web address
listed below.


Pierre Gremaud, North Carolina State University
Ralph Smith, North Carolina State University
Hien Tran, North Carolina State University

Inquiries concerning this Workshop should be submitted to:

Hien T. Tran
Center for Research in Scientific Computation
Box 8205
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205
Telephone: (919) 515-8782
Fax: (919) 515-1636


From: Ken McKinnon <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 17:05:45 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Directorship of Maxwell Institute

Maxwell Institute High Performance Computing Applications
Scientific Director

Appointment at professorial level in one of the following areas:
Astronomy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Informatics, Mathematics, Mechanical
Engineering, Physics

Applications are invited from individuals of high academic standing to
lead the scientific research programme of this new multi-disciplinary
institute devoted to the uses of computer simulation in science and

The Faculty of Science & Engineering is establishing the Maxwell
Institute in 1998 to bring together leading researchers in different
disciplines to engage in six-month workshops on new scientific topics
enabled by high performance computing (HPC). It will build on the
facilities and expertise at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC),
Europe's premier HPC Centre. The Faculty's existing research activities
will be strengthened by up to eight new lectureship appointments during
1998/99 in areas related to the Institute's activities. Faculty funds
are available for visitors and for EPCC to provide administrative and
computing support for an initial period of four years.

A permanent academic appointment at professorial level will be available
for a suitably qualified applicant, in an appropriate department. The
successful candidate will be expected to engage in the normal academic
duties of research, teaching and administration. The additional
appointment as Scientific Director will be regarded as a secondment for
four years in the first instance, subject to renewal by mutual

Salary will be on the AR4 scale: \pounds 35,151 -- \pounds 59,050 pa.

Informal enquiries should be made in the first instance to Professor R D
Kenway, email, tel +44 131 650 5245.

Further particulars including details of the application procedure
should be obtained from:

The Personnel Department
The University of Edinburgh
1 Roxburgh Street
Edinburgh EH8 9TB

Tel: +44 131 650 2511 (24 hour answering service),
email:, or at the web address

Please quote reference number 896055.

Closing date: 9 March, 1998.


From: Ken McKinnon <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 17:03:54 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Lectureships at Edinburgh University

The University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for three lectureships, one permanent (subject
to usual tenure review), one for five years in the first instance and
one for a fixed term of three years. The appointments will be on the
lecturer scale A (#16,045 - #21,016) or scale B (#21,894 - #27,985).

The Department seeks candidates with a record of high quality research
and promising research plans who will interact effectively with
developments in the Department and the Faculty, and contribute actively
to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. Preference will
be given to candidates with expertise in a branch of Applied
Mathematics, Optimisation, Probability / Stochastic Analysis, Financial
Mathematics or the Mathematics of Computation, though very strong
candidates in other areas will be actively considered. For at least one
position, expertise in the theory and/or development of algorithms would
be an advantage, whether from the point of view of modelling,
optimisation (combinatorial, stochastic or global), or the mathematical
foundations of geometric, randomised or other algorithms.

The Department is co-operating in the interdisciplinary Maxwell
Institute for the scientific application of high-powered computing.
With the recent appointment of Professor A J Macintyre FRS to a Chair of
Mathematical Logic, the Department will also increase its collaboration
with Informatics. Some appointees may contribute to MSc courses in
Financial Mathematics and in Operational Research and Management
Sciences both of which have allocated EPSRC Advanced Course

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr J Martin,
tel: +44 131 650 5062, fax: +44 131 650 6553 or
Information may be obtained from the Internet at

Particulars of appointment, including details of the application
Department, 1 Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TB, Scotland,
tel: 0131 650 2511 (24 hour answering service) or email:

Particulars may be obtained from the Internet at
and the application forms (11A and 18) at

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9 March 1998.

Please quote reference number 896054.


From: R. C. W. Strijbos <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 12:20:50 +0100
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Twente

Chair (Full Professorship) in
Mathematics of Computational Mechanics

Vacancy number 98/025
Faculty of Applied Mathematics

The faculty of Applied Mathematics of the University of Twente invites
applications for a chair (Full professorship) in Mathematics of
Computational Mechanics. The successful candidate will lead the
research group in this field, both in teaching and research activities.
We are seeking candidates with strong research records of international
standing and proven ability to direct research of high quality.
With the retirement of the current professor on numerical analysis
the successful candidate is expected to take over the responsibility
of teaching basic numerical analysis courses within a few years.

Most researchers in the group currently participate in the local research
institute Twente Institute for Mechanics (TIM), and through TIM in the
national research school J.M. Burgerscentrum. It is expected that the
group will play increasingly prominent role in the TIM in the future.
The group also has close contacts with major semi-governmental research
institutes in the Netherlands in the area of continuum mechanics. The
candidate we are seeking is expected to strengthen these contacts, and
develop new ones with European industries to generate external funding
and actively seek participation in technological projects of the
European Union.

In addition to being responsible for teaching basic courses on numerical
solution methods for partial differential equations the successful
candidate will teach courses in the postgraduate programme of the
University of Twente in computational mechanics and postgraduate courses
in the J.M. Burgerscentrum on numerical fluid mechanics. He/she should
also supervise Ph.D.- and M.Sc.-students.

The successful candidate will take charge immediately of a research team
consisting of one associate professor and three assistent professors.
He/she is expected in due course to supervise 5/6 Ph.D-student. We are
looking for a person with strong motivation to participate in
administrative duties at the faculty and university levels, as well as
in nationwide committees.

Your appointment will be on a provisional basis for a probationary period
of a maximum of 24 months. Subject to satisfactory performance, your
appointment will be converted into a permanent position after the end of
the probationary period. Your gross monthly salary will range from
NLG 8.086 to 14.340 and is dependent on your experience.

For more information, please contact the Chairman of the Selection Committee,
Prof.Dr. J.H.A. de Smit, telephone +31-53-4893386 (daytime) or +31-53-4318649
(evenings). E-mail:

Written applications must be submitted within three weeks after the date of
publication, and should be addressed to the Chairman of the Selection
Committee, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede,
the Netherlands. The Chairman of the Selection Committee would also be
pleased to be informed of any suitable candidates.


From: M. F. Webster <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 15:15:56 +0000
Subject: Research Positions at University of Wales

Research Posts
Non-Newtonian Computational Fluid Dynamics
Department of Computer Science
University of Wales, Swansea

A number of Senior Research Assistantships in Non-Newtonian Computational
Fluid Dynamics, of up to three years duration, are available with salary
rising from =A316,927 pa, including USS benefits. The specific research areas
include the simulation of viscoelastic flows with interaction across a
European Network (EU/non-UK nationals elligible); parallel and distributed
computation over heterogeneous computer networks for industrial problems;
and time-dependent three-dimensional simulation of dough mixing. All
projects involve high performance computing and working closely with a
number of international companies. Suitable applicants should possess a
doctoral degree, and have a sound background in a mathematical, scientific
or engineering discipline incorporating numerical computation. Work shall
be conducted within the thriving Departmental CFD research group and the
University of Wales Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. Contact: Dr
M.F. Webster, Tel: +44 1792 295656, [ref:J9416]

Computer Simulation of non-Newtonian flows: leading to a doctoral degree.
PhD three year studentships are available on projects concerned with the
computer prediction of flow behaviour for complex materials, linked to
industrially related processing problems under the supervision of Dr M.F.
Webster ( There are also opportunities to
consider a one year MPhil. studentship. Applicants should have a sound
knowledge of numerical methods, computer programming, and fluid dynamics.
Experience of finite element methods and solving applied problems would be
an advantage. [ref:J9418]

All positions are available form the earliest possible date. Applicants
should send a CV, completed application form and two references.


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