NA Digest Sunday, September 9, 2001 Volume 01 : Issue 33

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From: Daniel Pierce <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 14:11:47 -0700
Subject: Biswa Datta Named Presidential Research Professor at NIU

Biswa Datta has been named as one of three
Presidential Research Professors at Northern Illinois University.
A Presidential Research Professorship recognizes outstanding
faculty scholarship and is based on a University-wide competition.
This is the highest honor given to a researcher by the University.

As a Presidential Research Professor, Biswa will receive special
financial support for research for four years and some release time
from teaching. The appointment is for four years and after which
he will carry the title of Distinguished Research Professor.

The details of the award of Presidential Research Professorship
can be found in NIU's webpage :
or in Biswa's home page :


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 13:16:08 -0400
Subject: Nominations for Cole Lectureship


The Cole Lectureship

SIAM will present the award at the SIAM 50th Anniversary Annual
Meeting in Philadelphia, July 8-12, 2002. The award honors the memory
of Julian Cole who was the Margaret Darrin Chaired Professor of
Mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also was a
dedicated member of SIAM for over three decades and a valued member of
its Board of Trustees.

The lectureship is to be awarded for an outstanding contribution to
the mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging
problem in the physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or
for the development of mathematical methods for the solution of such


The lectureship may be awarded to any member of the scientific or
engineering community.

Description of the Award

The award consists of a $1,000 cash award and a framed,
hand-calligraphed certificate. Reasonable travel expenses will be
paid by the prize fund.

A lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting is required.


A letter of nomination, including a description of the nominee's
achievements, should be sent by February 15, 2002, to:

Dr. Hirsh Cohen
Chair, Cole Lectureship Committee
c/o A. G. Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Supporting letters, or names of knowledgeable persons from whom such
letters might be solicited, are also welcome.

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are L. Pamela Cook (University of
Delaware), Robert E. O'Malley, Jr.(University of Washington), and
Hirsh Cohen, Selection Committee Chair.


From: Keith Briggs <>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 10:13:00 +0100
Subject: Exact Real Arithmetic and ODE Solver

I have released two items of free software that may be of interest
to NA Digest readers:

XR: This is a C++ implementation of lazy exact real arithmetic, an
alternative to multiple-precision floating-point. With XR no precision
level is set in advance, and no computation takes place until a final
request takes place for output. It has applications in computational
geometry and computational number theory.

Ode: This is a Unix command-line ordinary differential equation solver. It
is intended for use as a filter in pipelines, in the spirit of statistics
and data-processing codes like TISEAN
<> and |stat
<>. It is essentially a friendly
interface to Hairer's dop853 code which avoids any C programming, so that
e.g. one may type at the shell prompt: x.=3*y-3*x y.=-x*z+26*x-y z.=x*y-z x=0 y=1 z=10

Dr. Keith M. Briggs
Senior Mathematician, Complexity Research, BTexact Technologies

phone: +44(0)1473 work: 641 911 home: 625 972 fax: 647 410
mail: Keith Briggs, Antares 2pp5, Adastral Park, Martlesham, Suffolk


From: Don Heller <>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 10:49:05 -0400
Subject: Change of Address for Don Heller

New Address

Don Heller
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
220 Pond Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 863-1469


From: Ilya Sharapov <>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 19:55:08 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: New Book, Techniques for Optimizing Applications

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of our book

"Techniques for Optimizing Applications: High Performance Computing"
Rajat P. Garg & Ilya Sharapov
Paperback, 616 Pgs, 1st Edition
Prentice Hall PTR / Sun Press (ISBN: 0-13-093476-3)

This book is a practical guide to performance optimization of
computationally intensive programs on Sun UltraSPARC platforms.
The chapters are organized to follow the logical steps of the
application development process: from choosing the right compiler
options to identifying the most important parts of the application,
to hand-tuning the code.

Special attention is paid to the issues specific to parallel
applications and to using the appropriate performance monitoring
tools. Optimization techniques are illustrated with complete
examples that show the benefits of a particular method. The topics
covered are not limited to a particular programming language,
parallelization method and version of software or hardware product.

The book can be used by application developers in Mechanical
Computer-Aided Engineering (MCAE), Mechanical Computer-Aided Design
(MCAD), Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Computational Chemistry,
Bioinformatics, Operations Research, Weather Modeling and other
scientific computing areas. It can also be used by end-users of
these applications and benchmarking engineers to help them better
understand how the applications utilize system resources.

The book can be purchased online (at Fatbrian, Amazon, B&N etc.) and
at local computer bookstores. Detailed information about the book
(including preface and a sample chapter) is available at the
publisher's site:

We hope that HPC application developers will find the book useful
and look forward to receiving valuable feedback.


Ilya Sharapov and Rajat P. Garg


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 11:48:34 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium


10am - 4:30pm, Friday 21st September 2001
Royal Society of Edinburgh,
George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland


P.M. Gresho (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
Thermal convection in an 8:1 sidewall-heated enclosure

R. Hunt (Strathclyde)
Solution of steady fluid flow problems using Newton's iteration

M. Marletta (Leicester)
Block operator matrices and the Ekman flow

G. Moore (Imperial)
Spectral methods for dynamical systems

A. Stuart (Warwick)
Lyapunov functions, stability and adaptivity


This is the tenth annual Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium.
The meetings are organised by D.B. Duncan (Heriot-Watt University) and
D.M. Sloan (University of Strathclyde) with the aim of bringing together
mathematicians and others who develop and/or use computer algorithms to
solve mathematical problems. The meetings are open to everyone interested
and this one is supported by the London Mathematical Society.

See for registration, abstracts etc.

Dugald Duncan


From: Vladimir Getov <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 15:25:22 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Workshop in Florida on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing

4th International Workshop on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing
Held in conjunction with IPDPS 2002
April 15-19, 2002, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

This workshop focuses on Java for parallel and distributed computing and
supportive environments. One of its aims is to bring together the IPDPS
community around Java and Java based technologies, and to provide an
opportunity to share experience and views of current trends and activity
in the domain. Papers that describe existing implementations or work in
progress, or outline new problems or important issues are also welcome.
The number of accepted papers will be limited to approximately ten.

Detailed Call For Papers at

Declaration of intention due: As soon as possible
Full papers or extended abstracts due: September 21, 2001
Author notification: November 23, 2001
Full papers due (if abstract submission): December 14, 2001
Camera-ready final papers due: January 4, 2002
Wokshop date: April 15, 2002

Denis Caromel Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Serge Chaumette Universite Bordeaux I, France
Geoffrey Fox Indianna University
Peter Graham University of Manitoba, Canada

Jack Dongarra University of Tenessee
Ian Foster Argonne National Laboratory
Doug Lea State University of New York at Oswego
Vladimir Getov University of Westminster, London, U.K.
Sia Zadeh Sun Microsystems Computer Corp.
George K. Thiruvathukal Loyola University and Tools of Computing LLC
Michael Philippsen University of Karlsruhe, Germany
David Walker Cardiff University, UK


From: Dominique Chapelle <>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 14:19:34 +0200
Subject: Course at INRIA-Rocquencourt on Atomistic Simulation

In the framework of the "CEA-EDF-INRIA Schools on Applied Non-Linear
Problems" we are pleased to announce the advanced course:
26-30 November 2001 - INRIA-Rocquencourt (Paris area), France

- Quantum ab initio methods
- Optimization algorithms
- Scale coupling
- Modeling and simulation of materials

Eric Canc\`es (CERMICS, Marne la Vall\'ee)
Joseph Delhalle (Universit\'e de Namur, Belgium)
Stefan Goedecker (CEA, Grenoble)
Aiichiro Nakano (Louisiana State University, USA)

Mireille Defranceschi (CEA, Saclay)
Claude Le Bris (CERMICS, Marne La Vall\'ee)

Mostly French (some lectures in English)

For more information (detailed program, registration...), see

You can also directly contact us at

The organizing committee


From: Benkhaldoun Fayssal <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 19:21:37 +0800
Subject: Symposium in Porquerolles on Finite Volumes

Dear Colleagues,

The next symposium on "Finite Volume for Complex Applications" will be held
in Porquerolles (South France) from June 24 to June 28, 2002.

The first announcement is now posted at the following address :

We apologize to those of you who might be getting this announcement more
than once.

If you know people who are interested by this event and
who have not received this mail, please send us her/his email address.

If by any chance the above server was down, a copy of the site is visible at
the address

However, on-line registration is only possible on the first site.

We hope to see you in Porquerolles

R. Herbin D. Kroner
Univ. Marseille Univ. Freiburg


From: Brigitte Toro <>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 13:33:04 +0100
Subject: Short Courses in San Francisco on Finite Volume Methods

Two Short Courses on Finite Volume Methods:

Course 1. Finite Volume Methods for Free-Surface Shallow Flows.
With Applications to Environmental Problems.

Place: San Francisco, USA
Date: 12 - 15 November 2001
Lecturer: Professor E. F. Toro
Organisers: Numeritek Limited UK

Course 2. Finite Volume Methods for Compressible Flow.

Place: San Francisco, USA
Date: 19 - 22 November 2001
Lecturer: Professor E. F. Toro
Organisers: Numeritek Limited UK


From: Michael Mascagni <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 07:44:52 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at Florida State University

The Florida State University (FSU) Department of Computer Science invites
applications for several tenure-track positions at all ranks, and the
position of chair. The department is in a period of significant growth in
Computer Science and allied areas. In the last two years it has hired eight
new faculty and the growth is continuing. New faculty will have the
opportunity to help shape the department's future.

Applicants for tenure-track faculty positions are required to have completed
a PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field
by the date of the appointment. Well qualified individuals in any area of
computer science are encouraged to apply. Areas of priority include the
following: scientific computing and computational science; trustworthy
systems; operating systems, software engineering and networking; and
computer vision and visualization. Selection will be based on evidence of
outstanding research accomplishments and teaching ability.

The Computer Science Department and FSU's primary mission is graduate
teaching and research. It is classified as a Carnegie Research I university
and is an Internet 2 university. It is 14th among public universities in NSF
support, and awards over 300 PhD's per year. The university has about 30,000
students, representing every state and 136 foreign countries. FSU is located
in the Florida capital -- a city of approximately 250,000, surrounded by
forests, lakes and farms, and about an hour's drive from the Gulf Coast. It
has excellent public schools and affordable housing. The department offers
degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels.

Further information about the university and the department can be found via
links from, and questions may
be e-mailed to

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as we anticipate interviewing
and making offers this Fall. Applications will be considered as they arrive,
until the available positions are filled. Please use the on-line application
form at http://www.cs.fsu/positions/apply.html. In addition, please arrange
for at least three letters of reference to be sent to the following address:

Faculty Search Committee
Computer Science Department
PO Box 4530
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4530


From: Martin Gander <>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 19:18:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at McGill University

McGill University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department expects to fill a tenure-track position in Applied
Mathematics in the coming academic year. That position is in scientific
computing preferably in relation to partial/stochastic differential
equations or dynamical systems and their applications.

While the appointment is expected to be made at the level of an Assistant
Professor, the Department will consider applicants for a senior position.
Applicants should have a strong background in mathematics and should have
a doctorate degree by the time of appointment. They are also expected to
have demonstrated the capacity for independent research of excellent
quality. Selection criteria include research accomplishments, as well as
potential contributions to the educational programs of the Department at
the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research
outline, an account of teaching experience, a statement on teaching and
the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least four references
(with one addressing the teaching record) should be sent to

Professor J.P. Labute, Associate Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6

Candidates must arrange to have the letters of recommendation sent
directly to the above address. Candidates are encouraged to include copies
of up to 3 selected reprints or preprints with their application.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November
30, 2001. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority
will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
However, all outstanding candidates will be considered. McGill University
is committed to equity in employment.


From: Markus Clemens <>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 13:39:58 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Darmstadt University of Technology

The Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory ( at
the Darmstadt University of Technology invites applications for an open

Phd/Postdoc research position.

The position involves a research project supported by the DFG (Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft) centered around the numerical simulation of
current density distributions in high resolution 3D anatomy models of
human bodies. Typical applications are the exposure to slowly-varying
ambient electromagnetic fields of high intensity and their impact on
pacemakers. The project involves the solution of very large systems of
equations arising from real-valued stationary current formulations or
complex-valued eddy current formulations, for which multigrid schemes
have to be used in a distributed computational environment.

The Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory is continuously focused
on the development of methods and algorithms for the numerical simula-
tion of electromagnetic fields and their application to real world
technical problems. With its staff, consisting of about 30 researchers
at phd- and postdoc-level and its state-of-the-art research facilities,
it offers an excellent and creative environment for high-profile re-
search in the field of Computational Electromagnetics. It is the origin
of the so-called "Darmstadt School" of Computational Electromagnetics
involving the Finite Integration Method, the canonical discretization
method for Maxwell's Equations of electrodynamics.

For this research project we are looking for outstanding university
graduates with a specialization in Applied Mathematics/Scientific Compu-
tation, Computational Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer
Science or Physics.
Programming skills and the ability to work in a team, as well as a
strong interest in the field of scientific computing are an advantage
for this position.

The Darmstadt University of Technology strongly encourages qualified
women to apply.
Also disabled persons, at equal qualification, will be preferred.

Applications accompanied by the usual documents (curriculum vitae with
date of birth, diplomas, list of publications, ...) should be sent to

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weiland

Dept. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory (TEMF)
Schlossgartenstrasse 8
64289 Darmstadt, Germany



From: Sever Dragomir <>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 11:47:14 +1000
Subject: Contents, Journal of Inequalities in Pure and Applied Mathematics

Volume 2, Issue 2, 2001

14.Power-Monotone Sequences and Fourier Series with Positive Coefficients
J. Nemeth
15.On Some Fundamental Integral Inequalities and their Discrete Analogues
B.G. Pachpatte
16.Subharmonic Functions and their Riesz Measure
Raphaele Supper
17.A Priori Estimate for a System of Differential Operators
Chikh Bouzar
18.Improved Inclusion-Exclusion Inequalities for Simplex and Orthant
Daniel Q. Naiman and Henry P. Wynn
19.Monotonic Refinements of a Ky Fan Inequality
Kwok K. Chong
20.Sub-super Solutions and the Existence of Extremal Solutions in
Noncoercive Variational Inequalities
Vy Khoi Le
21.Refinements of Carleman's Inequality
Bao-Quan Yuan
22.Inequalities related to the Chebychev Functional Involving Integrals Over
Different Intervals
I. Budimir, P. Cerone, and J. Pecaric
23.Some Distortion Inequalities Associated with the Fractional Derivatives
of Analytic and Univalent Functions
H.M. Srivastava, Yi Ling and Gejun Bao
24.Necessary and Sufficient Condition for Existence and Uniqueness of the
Solution of Cauchy Problem for Holomorphic Fuchsian Operators
Mekki Terbeche
25.Bounds for Entropy and Divergence for Distributions over a Two-Element
Flemming Topsoe
26.A Pick Function Related to an Inequality for the Entropy Function
Christian Berg


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