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From: NA Digest <na.digest@na-net.ornl.gov>

Date: Sun 10/04/1998, 17:25:44 EST

**Subject: NA Digest Calendar**

The Netlib Conferences Database is on the Web at:

http://www.netlib.org/confdb/Conferences.html

NA Digest Calendar

Date Topic Place NA Digest #

Oct. 1- 3 Parallel Symbolic Workshop Berkeley, CA 30

Oct. 1- 3 Industrial Flow Problems Barcelona, Spain 08

Oct. 4- 9 School on Wavelets in the Geosciences Delft, Netherlands 22

Oct. 5- 8 Multigrid Methods Bonn, Germany 12

Oct. 7-11 Operator Theory Winnipeg, Canada 05

Oct. 8-10 Randomization and Approximation Barcelona, Spain 32

Oct. 10 Pacific Northwest NA Seminar Richland, WA 33

Oct. 14-16 Simulation of Devices and Technologies Cape Town, So. Africa 11

Oct. 14-17 Mathematical Physics Knoxville, TN 48

Oct. 18-20 Symposium Honoring David Young Austin, TX 32

Oct. 20-23 SIBGRAPI'98 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13

Oct. 21-23 Object Oriented Methods Yorktown Heights NY 21

Oct. 22-23 Mathematical Foundations for CAD Troy, MI 13

Oct. 25-28 Operations Research Seattle, WA 11

Oct. 26-28 Circuits, Systems and Computers Piraeus, Greece 97:20

Oct. 26-28 Meshing Roundtable Dearborn, MI 35

Oct. 26-29 Air Pollution Modelling Paris, France 37

Oct. 27-29 Continuum Mechanics Rostov-on-Don, Russia 28

Oct. 28-31 Parallel and Distributed Computing Las Vegas, NV 17

Nov. 15-20 ASME, Parallel Computing Anaheim, CA 09

Nov. 18-20 50th Anniversary Applied Math ETH Zuerich, Switzerland 29

Nov. 19-21 Adaptive Finite Element Methods Heidelberg, Germany 36

Nov. 21 Southern California Matrix Meeting San Jose, CA 32

Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Complex Systems Sydney, Australia 36

Dec. 4- 5 Southern Symposium on Computation Hattiesburg, MS 24

Dec. 6- 9 Modelling and Simulation Hamilton, New Zealand 19

Dec. 7-11 Scientific Computing Hong Kong 10

Dec. 11-14 Workshop Honoring T. W. Anderson Fort Lauderdale, FL 31

Dec. 14-16 Scientific and Engineering Computing Pune, India 29

Dec. 15-18 Nonlinear Programming Hong Kong 43

Dec. 16 Honor Dave Sloan Strathclyde, UK 12

Dec. 16-18 Wavelet Workshop Houston, TX 36

Dec. 19-21 Operations Research Agra, India 09

1999

Jan. 8- 9 Conference Honoring Bob Plemmons Winston-Salem, NC 31

Jan. 11-15 Independent Component Signal Analysis Aussois, France 16

Jan. 21-23 Applied Linear Algebra Bielefeld, Germany 23

Feb. 15-18 Surface Approximation and Visualisation Christchurch, NZ 33

Feb. 15-19 Petaflops Computing Santa Barbara, CA 36

Feb. 20-25 Parallel Numerical Computations Annapolis, MD 36

Feb. 24-26 Interval Analysis Girona, Spain 34

Feb. 28-Mar. 2 Approximation and Complexity University of Florida 23

Mar. 22-26 Numerical Analysis Workshop Havana, Cuba 27

Apr. 15-20 Scattered Data Fitting Puerto Vallarta, Mex. 06

Apr. 16 Irreguarly Sturctured Problems San Juan, Puerto Rico 35

May 7- 9 Optimization in Computational Chemistry Princeton, NJ 27

May 10-14 Theoretical and Computational Acoustics Trieste, Italy 34

May 24-28 Applications of Dynamical Systems Snowbird, UT 23

June 2- 6 Large-Scale Scientific Computation Sozopol, Bulgaria 37

June 6-11 Rational Approximation Antwerp, Belgium 31

June 7- 9 Operational Research In Motion Windsor, Ontario 29

June 7-11 Monte Carlo Methods Varna, Bulgaria 22

June 10-12 Preconditioning Techniques Minneapolis, MN 32

June 14-18 Householder Symposium Whistler B.C., Canada 49

June 21-26 Continuous Optimization Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 33

June 21-27 Industrial Applications Apulia, Italy 35

June 28-July 2 Numerical Analysis Dundee, Scotland 36

July 1- 7 Curves and Surfaces Saint-Malo, France 15

July 12-16 System Modelling and Optimization Cambridge, UK 04

July 18-28 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Oxford, UK 21

July 19-22 International Linear Algebra Society Barcelona, Spain 36

July 26-30 Numerical Mathematics and Applications Jyvaskyla, Finland 21

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From: Gene Golub <g.golub@ic.ac.uk>

Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 10:24:27 +0100

**Subject: Congrats, Dick**

Richard Varga will be 70 on Oct 8, 1998. Congratulations, Dick!

Varga has had a tremendous influence through his books, papers and

lectures. He has been an inspiration to many of us and in my case, he

served as a mentor and supporter.

We owe him much for our understanding of iterative methods.

So thanks for all, Dick.

Gene

PS A meeting in Varga's honor is planned in the spring in Kent,Ohio.

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From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 16:57:46 -0400

**Subject: Malicious Deletions from NA Digest**

On the morning of September 27, someone maliciously deleted several

hundred NA Digest entries using the web page. No particular individuals

were selected for the attack - the attacker was apparently deleting every

entry from A to Z. (He or she got to the "G"s before the attack was thwarted.)

We have restored the database of September 26 from backup tapes.

We have also temporarily disabled the "change" and "remove" commands

for both the NA-Net and the White Pages, until we can implement

a mechanism which makes it more difficult for attackers to cause harm.

(the requests are being diverted to an alternate mailbox and are never

seen by na-net)

We have (not surprisingly) received several hundred complaints about

the deleted entries. Please be assured that we are aware of the

problem, and have taken the best corrective action that we know of --

but that we are unable to answer several hundred email messages.

Many of those who responded have requested that their WP information

be updated. Unfortunately, there were too many such requests for us

to handle them. However, once the "change" service is available again,

it will be easy to make such changes through the web interface. We

will send another announcement when the "change" service is again

available, with the URL of the web page where changes can be made.

Thanks for your patience while we resolve this problem,

Keith Moore

na-net software maintainer

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From: Tony Keating <a.keating@mailbox.uq.edu.au>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 17:31:21 +1000

**Subject: Looking for Fast Effective Point in a Polyhedra Test**

I'm currently writing a particle tracking algorithm which tracks particles

using a Lagrangian description through a complex three-dimensional grid. I'm

looking for a fast algorithm that would test if the point (x,y,z) is

contained in a polyhedra (defined by it's vertices). If anyone could help me

out here, I'd be very helpful.

Regards,

Tony Keating,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

University of Queensland, Australia.

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From: Serge Piperno <Serge.Piperno@sophia.inria.fr>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 10:45:46 +0200

**Subject: Question on Perimetric Inequality**

Dear members of Na_Net,

I would like to request your assistance on the following problem :

Consider a plane closed contour C

(as regular as needed, convex if necessary)

of length L, enclosing a domain D of area A.

Call n=(nx,ny) the outward unitary normal to C.

I'd like to find a majoration of I=integral_over_C(nx*nx ds)

Of course, we have I <= L.

But, for example: for a circle of radius R, I=Pi.R=L/2

The majoration could involve A, the maximum width of D, etc...

I'd like to find a majoration which is exact in the particular

cases ot rectangles and circles...

Do you have any ideas or references on this type of questions?

Thanks for your attention,

Regards,

Serge Piperno

CERMICS/CAIMAN - INRIA BP.93 - F06902 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS CEDEX - FRANCE

Phone: (+33 4) 92 38 79 05

Fax: (+33 4) 92 38 77 40

http://www.inria.fr/cermics/personnel/Serge.Piperno/piper.html

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 98 10:48:19 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Student Travel Awards**

SIAM Student Travel Awards

for 1999 Conferences

During 1999, SIAM will make a number of awards for $300 to support

student travel to each of the following SIAM conferences:

Tenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, January 17-19,

Baltimore, MD

Ninth SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing,

March 22-24, San Antonio, TX

Fifth SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in

the Geosciences, March 24-27, San Antonio, TX

Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 10-12, Atlanta, GA

SIAM Annual Meeting, May 12-15, Atlanta, GA

Fifth SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems,

May 23-27, Snowbird, UT

Sixth SIAM Conference on Geometric Design, November 2-5,

Albuquerque, NM

The awards are to be made from the SIAM Student Travel Fund, created

in 1991 and maintained through book royalties donated by generous SIAM

authors.

Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award

plus gratis meeting registration. Top priority will be given to

students presenting papers at the meeting, with second priority to

students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the meetings.

Only students traveling more than 100 miles to the meetings are

eligible for the awards.

An application for a travel award must include:

(1) A letter from the student describing his/her academic standing and

interests, his/her expected graduation date and degree, advisor's

name, and, if available, a URL for a working Web page.

(2) A one-page vita that includes the student's research interests,

projects, and papers published.

(3) A detailed letter from the student's faculty advisor indicating

why the student is deserving of receiving a travel award and any

special circumstances.

(4) If applicable, the title(s) of the paper(s) to be presented

(co-authored) by the student at the meeting.

Applications should be sent to the SIAM office (Attention: SIAM

Student Travel Awards), 3600 University City Science Center,

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688. Students also may apply by e-mail to

bogardo@siam.org or by fax to 215-386-7999.

Complete applications must be received at the SIAM office no later

than TWO MONTHS before the first day of the meeting for which support

is requested.

Winners will be notified FIVE WEEKS before the first day of the

meeting. Checks for the awards will be given to the student awardees

when they arrive at the given meeting and pick up their registration

packet at the SIAM Registration Desk.

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From: Allison Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 98 15:10:57 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Optimization Prize **

Call for Nominations

SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT) will be

awarded at the Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization to be held

in Atlanta, May 10-12, 1999.

The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding

paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in

optimization published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility

Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed

journal bearing a publication date within the period January 1,

1995 to December 31, 1998. The paper must contain significant

research contributions to the field of optimization, as commonly

defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

applications.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate. The chair

of the prize committee will notify the recipient(s) of the award

in advance of the award date. An invitation will be extended to

the recipient(s) to attend the award ceremony to receive the award

and to present the paper. At least one of the awardees is expected

to attend the ceremony and present the winning paper.

Nominations

Nominations, which should consist of a copy of the paper and a

cover letter, must be received in the SIAM Office by JANUARY 15,

1999. Please send nominations to:

Chair, SIAG/OPT Prize Selection Committee

c/o Allison Bogardo

SIAM

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Fax: 215-386-7999

Telephone: 215-382-9800, Ext. 302

E-mail: bogardo@siam.org

Members of the selection committee are John Birge (University of

Michigan), Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee), Jan Karel

Lenstra (Technical University of Eindhoven), Stephen M. Robinson

(University of Wisconsin), and Stephen J. Wright, chair (Argonne

National Laboratory).

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From: Arnold Krommer <arnoldk@nag.co.uk>

Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 17:44:27 +0100

**Subject: New Book, Computational Integration**

We would like to announce our new book

COMPUTATIONAL INTEGRATION

Arnold R. Krommer and Christoph W. Ueberhuber

SIAM Press, Philadelphia, May 1998.

xx + 445 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-374-9

This is the first book in over 10 years dedicated to a comprehensive discussion

of computational integration methods and the fundamental mathematical

principles they are based on. It gives special coverage of many recent

developments, such as parallel integration algorithms, that have not yet been

coherently presented in any other textbook. It also attempts to bridge the gap

between theoretical knowledge about and practical application of computational

integration by providing references to and descriptions of numerous relevant

software products.

This survey covers a wide range of topics fundamental to calculating integrals

on computer systems and discusses both the theoretical and computational

aspects of numerical and symbolic methods. It includes extensive sections on

one- and multidimensional integration formulas, like polynomial, number-

theoretic, and pseudorandom formulas, and deals with issues concerning the

construction of numerical integration algorithms, including error estimation,

discretization refinement, and convergence acceleration. Individual chapters

are dedicated to parallel integration algorithms, the assessment of numerical

integration software, and numerical methods tailored to particular kinds of

integration problems involving,for instance, oscillatory or singular integrands.

This book is appropriate as a textbook for advanced courses in scientific

computing and numerical analysis. It also is a valuable reference for

computational scientists and engineers working on problems for which reliable

and efficient methods for calculating integrals are required. Researchers in

applied numerical analysis and mathematical software development will

appreciate its well-organized presentation of the subject and its extensive

bibliography.

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From: Do Young Kwak <dykwak@pde.kaist.ac.kr>

Date: Thu, 1 Oct 98 12:03:35 +0900

**Subject: Journal of the Korea Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics**

CALL FOR PAPERS

Journal of the Korea Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

by the Korea Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic (KSIAM).

The KSIAM aims to gather mathematicians and engineers at the same podium,

encourage them to find common interests, work together in or near Korean

peninsula.

SCOPE

Its scope includes all areas of applied mathematics, engineering, economics,

management science, medical sciences, etc., which uses mathematics as a tool.

The Journal also seeks to promote interdisplinary collaboration between

mathematician and engineers.

Associate Editors

Editor in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics : Dong Su Kim (KAIST)

Editor in Cryptography : Sang Gun Hahn (KAIST)

Editor in Mathematical Finance and Economics : Injun Kin (KAIST, Techno)

Editor in Numerical Analysis : Do Young Kwak (KAIST)

Editor in Dynamical Systems and Simulation : Geon Ho Choi (KAIST)

Editor in Applied Analysis and Theoretical Mechanics : Hee June Choi (KAIST)

Editor in Computation in Stochastic Analysis and Statistics : Ujin Choi(KAIST)

Editor in Experimental Mathematics : Ki Hyung Ko (KAIST)

Editor in Computational Modeling and Medicine : Hoon Cho (Ajou University)

Editor in Applied Mathematics :

Editor in Control and Optimization :

Editor in Matrix Analysis and Applications :

Editor in Mathematical Finance and Applied Geometry: Hyeong In Choi (SNU)

Editor in Economics: In J. Kim (KAIST)

Editor in Optimization : Do Sang Kim (Pu Kyung University)

Editor in Scientific Computing :

Instructions to Authors

All contributions should be written in English and should be sent in duplicate

to

KSIAM

Department of Mathematics,

KAIST,

Taejon, Korea 305-701

email: ksiam@math.kaist.ac.kr

or one of the associate editors listed above.

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From: Bruno Sportisse <sportiss@cermics.enpc.fr>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 13:35:28 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Conference on Air Pollution**

Please notice the deadline of registration for the Conference APMS'98

(Air Pollution Modeling and Simulation) which will be held in Paris

October 26-29. This Conference is organized jointly by INRIA and ENPC.

The program and all informations needed for registration are

available on the INRIA WEB site at :

http://www.inria.fr/Colloques/APMS98-eng.html

Invited speakers:

J.H. Seinfeld, G. Carmichael, J. Verwer, R. Friedrich, D. Williamson,

R. Vautard, A. Ebel.

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From: Plamen Yalamov <Plamen.Yalamov@uni-c.dk>

Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 19:43:54 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: Workshop in Bulgaria on Scientific Computations**

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Second Workshop on

``Large--Scale Scientific Computations''

Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 2-6, 1999

SPECIAL EVENT

Dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Owe Axelsson.

ORGANIZED BY:

Svetozar Margenov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Panayot Vassilevski, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Plamen Yalamov, University of Rousse

SPECIAL TRACKS:

- Computational Linear Algebra

- Large-Scale Scientific Computations of Engineering and Environmental

Problems.

According to the planned special tracks of the workshop, the Organizing

Committee also encourages contributions related to advanced applications of

large-scale scientific computations in such fields as: computational fluid

mechanics, structural mechanics, computational chemistry, computational

biology, etc.

PLENARY AND INVITED SPEAKERS:

Owe Axelsson, KUN, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Dario Bini, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Michael Griebel, University of Bonn, Germany

Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA

Robert Plemmons, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Zahary Zlatev, National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark

SPECIAL SESSIONS:

"High performance methods and algorithms for flow simulation in porous

media" by Raytcho Lazarov and Joseph Pasciak, Texas A&M University, TX, USA

"Large-scale computations in air pollution modelling" by Zahary Zlatev,

National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark and Krassimir Georgiev,

Central Laboratory for Parallel Processing, BAS, Bulgaria

"High performance computing in geosciences" by Owe Axelsson, KUN, Nijmegen, The

Netherlands and Radim Blaheta, IGAS, Ostrava, Czech Republic

"Computations in Image Processing" by Robert Plemmons, Wake Forest University,

NC, USA

"Structured matrix computations" by Dario Bini, University of Pisa, Italy and

Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, RAS, Russia

"Matrices with sparsity structure" by Marcin Paprzycki, University of Southern

Mississippi, MS, USA and Plamen Yalamov, University of Rousse, Bulgaria

"Molecular Modeling by High Performance Computational Techniques" by Jerzy R.

Leszczynski, Jackson State University, MS, USA

Following the already established tradition, the Organizing Committee is ready

to consider suggestions for some additional special sessions related to the

special tracks of this workshop as well as in some more specific and/or

advanced topics of the large-scale scientific computations. Participants

interested in organizing such special sessions are invited to contact the

secretary of the workshop.

WWW-SITES:

http://copern.bas.bg/Conferences/SciCom99.html

http://orca.st.usm.edu/marcin/mp/cfp/SciCom99.html

To indicate your intention to attend the workshop, please use the possibility

for an internet registration through the WWW-sites, or send an e-mail, a

letter, or a fax message to the conference secretary.

Conference Secretary

Mrs. Sylvia Grozdanova,

CLPP-BAS

``Acad. G. Bontchev'' street, Block 25A

BG-1113 Sofia

Bulgaria

FAX: (+ 359 2) 707 273

E-mail: scicom99@parallel.bas.bg

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From: Michael Tsatsomeros <tsat@math.uregina.ca>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 09:03:00 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Regina**

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Regina

invites applications for two positions.

These are tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to

begin July 1, 1999. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or

Statistics and will be expected to engage in an active program of research

and to teach courses at all levels. The salary range is $42,271 to $58,939

per annum, commensurate with qualifications.

The Department will consider applications from individuals whose research

complements areas of strength in the Department. For one of the positions the

Department particularly encourages applications from candidates with a

background in numerical analysis and interest in numerical linear algebra.

Information on the Department may be obtained from the web site

http://www.math.uregina.ca/

Both positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The University of Regina is committed to employment equity, and encourages

applications from all qualified women or men, members of visible

minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. In accordance

with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to

Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Applications for these

positions should include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and at

least three letters of reference. These should be forwarded to The Chair

of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,

University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2. The closing date for

applications is November 30,1998.

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

From: Michael Navon <navon@scri.fsu.edu>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 16:16:04 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Position at Florida State University**

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Mathematics

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the

assistant professor level to begin in August 1999. Candidates with experience

beyond a doctorate in Applied or Computational Mathematics, Mathematics,

or a closely related field are strongly preferred. Applicants should have

a strong background in the development and implementation of numerical

algorithms, and in computational methodology, and a strong record of

research. Experience with high performance computing and parallel algorithms

is a plus. The appointment is intended to enhance the Mathematics Department,

and its ability to support FSU's interdisciplinary program of graduate

education and research initiative in Computational Science and Engineering.

Applicants should send a resume, which should include a research

plan and a statement describing their teaching experience, and arrange for

three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor I. Michael Navon,

Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

32306-4510 (navon@math.fsu.edu). The deadline for applications is

December 21, 1998; screening will start earlier and early application is

advised. See http:/www.math.fsu.edu for information about the department,

and http:/www.cse.fsu.edu for information about Computational Science and

Engineering.

The Florida State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative

action employer, and especially encourages applications from women and

minorities.

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

From: Xiaobing Feng <xfeng@math.utk.edu>

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 11:31:43 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Position at University of Tennessee, Knoxville**

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Mathematics Department of The University of Tennessee seeks to fill a

tenure track assistant professorship in computational mathematics. Preference

will be given to applicants pursuing new and innovative research in

applications of computational mathematics to material sciences, biology, or

finance.

A Ph.D. is required. Some postdoctoral experience is preferred, but not

required. Substantial research promise as well as dedication to teaching are

paramount. Employment begins August 1, 1999.

Interested applicants should arrange to have a vita, three reference letters,

a research statement (including abstracts), and evidence of quality teaching

sent to Professor John B. Conway, Computational Mathematics Search,

Mathematics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1300.

Electronic applications are not acceptable. Use of the AMS application form

is appreciated. Review of applications will begin December 1 and will

continue until the position is filled. Information about the department can

be found at http://www.math.utk.edu/.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville does not discriminate on the basis of

race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

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From: Brynjulf Owren <bryn@math.ntnu.no>

Date: 30 Sep 1998 15:12:25 +0200

**Subject: Faculty Position at NTNU, Norway.**

PROFESSORSHIP/QUALIFICATION FELLOWSHIP IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS/SUPERCOMPUTING

A brief summary of the announcement follows, more detailed information

will soon be made available at http://www.math.ntnu.no/cse/

The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Physics,

Informatics and Mathematics, at the Norwegian University of Science

and Technology (NTNU) announces the following vacant

professorship/qualification fellowship in Mathematical Sciences/

Computational Science. The department currently holds

25 chairs for full professors, 5 chairs for adjunct professors, 19

chairs for associate professors and 30 dr.ing.-/scient.students.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is currently

coordinating its supercomputing activities (Computational Science).

This position is one of two professorships associated with this

activity. The second professorship will be at the Department of

Computer and Information Science.

The position may alternatively be defined as a qualification

fellowship for a period of up to 3 years, similar to a tenure track

position in other countries. Thus young, ambitious researchers are also

encouraged to apply. In this case, the duration of the appointment

depends on how long it takes for the fellowship holder to obtain

professorial qualifications. At the end of the three years, the

candidate has the right to be evaluated for permanent employment as a

professor prior to a new announcement being made for a vacant

professorship.

It is assumed that professors who do not already master a Scandinavian

language are to obtain knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian

language within three years from the date of appointement. The

language skills must then be at an equivalent standard to level three

in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of

Applied Linguistics. The University provides such courses.

As NTNU would like to increase the percentage of females in academic

positions, women are invited to apply.

Further details about the professorship/fellowship can be obtained

from professor Syvert P. N=F8rsett, tel. +47 73 59 35 45. E-mail:

norsett@math.ntnu.no or Associate Professor Brynjulf Owren, tel +47 73

59 35 18. E-mail: bryn@math.ntnu.no

Applications are to be sent to the Norwegian University of Science and

Technology, Faculty of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics. The

application deadline is October 23, 1998. The file number for the

position (FIM/51) is to be clearly stated on the application.

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From: Fran Moshiri <fran@caam.rice.edu>

Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 16:53:02 -0600

**Subject: Research Position at Rice University**

RESEARCH SCIENTIST position at

William Marsh Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University

announces a research scientist position in the development of algorithms

and software for optimization problems arising from X-ray crystallography

computation and other related applications. This position will be under

the supervision of Professors Richard Tapia and Yin Zhang in the Department

of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Professor George Phillips in

the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

DUTIES: Conduct independent and joint research in global optimization

problems from computational biology, particularly from X-ray

crystallography. Specific areas of activity include optimization

algorithms and software development, development of research directions,

interface with application scientists, supervision of graduate and

undergraduate research assistant, including research seminar organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have excellent communication skills and an

ability to work with specialists in varied fields. Applicant must have a

Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated interest and expertise in

at least two of the following areas: algorithmic research on large-scale,

continuous global optimization, parallel numerical software development,

and computational biology applications related to molecular confirmation.

Applicant's record of publication will be considered.

TERM: One year commencing December 1, 1998 with possible renewal.

SALARY: Competitive

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31, 1998

SEND RESUME TO: Rice University

Employment Office-MS 56,

6100 Main Street

Houston, Texas 77005-1892

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

For more information regarding this and other positions at Rice University,

please visit the Employment Department's website at

http://employment.rice.edu/

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From: Technical Group <journal@dumpty.inm.ras.ru>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 11:25:17 +0300 (MSK)

**Subject: Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Math**

EAST-WEST JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS

Vol.6, No.3, 1998, pp.167-248

CONTENTS

Hybrid-type algebraic multilevel preconditioners

for perturbed finite element matrices.

O. Axelsson and Yu. Hakopian

Long time behaviour of backward difference type methods

for parabolic equations with memory in Banach space.

N.Yu. Bakaev, S. Larsson, and V. Thomee

Computer aided analysis of imperfect bifurcation diagrams.

K. Bohmer, D. Janovska, and V. Janovsky

Analysis and parallel implementation

of adaptive mortar element methods.

R. Hoppe, Yu. Iliash, Yu. Kuznetsov, Yu. Vassilevski,

and B. Wohlmuth

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From: Oleg Burdakov <burdakov@ime.unicamp.br>

Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 17:06:38 -0300 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)

Volume 10, Number 1 (October, 1998)

Y. Zhang

Solving large-scale linear programs by interior-point methods under

the MATLAB environment

1-31

A.K.M.S. Hossain and T. Steihaug

Computing a sparse Jacobian matrix by rows and columns

33-48

J. Eriksson, M. Gullikson, P. Lindstroem and P.A. Wedin

Regularization tools for training feed-forward neural networks

49-69

N. Deng and Z. Chen

A new nonlinear ABS-type algorithm and its efficiency analysis

71-86

M. Celani, R. Cerulli, M. Gaudioso and Ya.D. Sergeyev

A multiplier adjustment technique for the capacitated concentrator

location problem

87-102

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From: Karin Remington <kremington@nist.gov>

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 12:47:12 -0400

**Subject: Contents, Transactions on Mathematical Software**

Table of Contents

ACM TRANSACTIONS ON MATHEMATICAL SOFTWARE (TOMS)

Volume 24, Number 1 (March 1998)

Allan J. MacLeod

Algorithm 779: Fermi-Dirac Functions of Order -1/2, 1/2, 3/2, 5/2

pp. 1-12.

P.W. Sharp and J.H. Verner

Generation of High-order Interpolants for Explicit Runge-Kutta Pairs

pp. 13-29.

E.N. Houstis, J.R. Rice, S. Weerawarana, A.C. Catlin, P. Papachiou, K.-Y. Wang

and M. Gaitatzes

PELLPACK: A Problem Solving Environment for PDE Based Applications on

Multicomputer Platforms

pp. 30-73.

Anshul Gupta, Fred G. Gustavson, Mahesh Joshi and Sivan Toledo

The Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Symmetric Banded Linear Solver

for Distributed-Memory Parallel Computers

pp. 74-101.

K. G. Hamilton

Algorithm 780: Exponential Pseudorandom Distribution

pp. 102-106.

Charles T. Fulton and Steven Pruess

The Computation of Spectral Density Functions for Singular Sturm-Liouville

Problems Involving Simple Continuous Spectra

pp. 107-129.

Roger B. Sidje

EXPOKIT: Software Package for Computing Matrix Exponentials

pp. 130-156.

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