NA Digest Sunday, September 16, 2001 Volume 01 : Issue 34

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From: John Nash <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 16:40:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Complete Set of ACM Transactions on Math Software

I have a complete set of ACM Transactions on Math Software
from vol 1 no. 1 for which I would like to find a good home e.g., library

Contact John C. Nash

John C. Nash, Professor of Management, Faculty of Administration,
University of Ottawa, 136 Jean-Jacques Lussier Private,
P.O. Box 450, Stn A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 Canada
email:, voice mail: 613 562 5800 X 4796
fax 613 562 5164, Web URL =


From: Fabienne Jezequel <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 13:45:31 +0200
Subject: Integrals from Real Scientific Problems

Dear NA-net readers,

We are currently working on round-off error propagation in quadrature
methods. To complete our numerical experiments, we are looking for
integrals arising from real scientific problems and numerically
difficult to compute. Any type of integral would be appreciated
(especially multiple or improper integrals), the analytical value
being known or not.

Many thanks for your help,

Fabienne Jezequel
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6


From: Guoliang Xue <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 00:49:45 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Change of Address for Guoliang Xue

New of Address of Guoliang Xue

Guoliang Xue
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-5406

Phone: 480-965-6218


From: Ilias Kotsireas <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 11:47:46 -0400
Subject: Conference in Greece on Applications of Computer Algebra

June 25-28, 2002, Volos, GREECE
8th International Conference on
Applications of Computer Algebra

ACA'2002 will be held from June 25 to June 28, 2002
at the University of Thessaly (
in the city of Volos ( in mainland Greece.

General Chairs: Alkiviadis G. Akritas, Ilias S. Kotsireas.

Program Chairs: Victor Edneral, Eugenio Roanes-Lozano, Michael Wester.

Organizing Committee: Stanly Steinberg, Michael Wester.

Local Arrangements Committee: Thomas Kylindris, Yiannis Parassidis,
Korina D. Tsilika, Loukas Zachilas.

Administrative Assistance: Mrs Theodora Terlexi.

ACA'2002 conference e-mail:
ACA'2002 conference web site:
ACA Conferences main web site:

Scientific Committee: ACA WORKING GROUP

Alkiviadis G. Akritas Greece
Jacques Calmet Germany
Victor Edneral Russia
Victor Ganzha Germany
Vladimir Gerdt Russia
Hoon Hong USA
Erich Kaltofen USA
Ilias S. Kotsireas Canada
Bernard Kutzler Austria
Richard Liska Czech Republic
Bill Pletsch USA
Eugenio Roanes-Lozano Spain
Stanly Steinberg USA
Quoc-Nam Tran USA
Nikolay Vassiliev Russia
Michael Wester USA

Sponsors/collaborators: OTE (Greek National Telecommunications Company),
Cotopaxi, IMACS, UTH, WMI.

Papers presented at ACA'2001 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and at ACA'2002 in
Volos, Greece can be submitted for publication in a special issue of the
Journal of Symbolic Computation (JSC) titled:

Special Issue on Applications of Computer Algebra

The Call for Papers is available at the ACA'2002 conference web site.

Call for Sessions:
The Scientific Committee is soliciting proposals to organize sessions at
the conference. Proposals for organizing a session should be directed
to the general chairs :
Alkiviadis G. Akritas: or
Ilias S. Kotsireas: or
to the conference e-mail:


From: Eitan Tadmor <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 00:31:46 -0700
Subject: Conferece at Caltech on Hyperbolic Problems

The Ninth International Conference on
"Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics and Applications"
March 25-29, 2002
Caltech, Pasadena, USA

The Ninth International Conference on "Hyperbolic Problems: Theory,
Numerics and Applications" will be held at CalTech on March 25-29, 2002.
The objective of this conference is to bring together researchers,
students and practitioners with interest in the theoretical,
computational and applied aspects of time dependent problems governed by
hyperbolic equations. The conference will provide a forum to exchange
and stimulate new ideas from different disciplines, and to formulate new
challenging problems that will have impact in applications. The
conference will keep the traditional balance of this series, of blending
theory, numerics and applications. In addition to ongoing applications,
Hyp2002 will add new focal points on
(*) Fundamental theory and numerical analysis (*) Multiscale analysis,
modeling and simulations (*) Geophysical applications and free boundary
problems arising from materials science and multi-component fluid

The scientific program of Hyp2002 is overseen by an international
scientific committee chaired by T. Hou (CalTech) and E. Tadmor (UCLA).
We have an impressive list of plenary and invited speakers. A partial
list of confirmed plenary speakers include

Alberto Bressan (SISSA)
Pierre Degond (CNRS Toulouse)
Randy LeVeque (University of Washington, Seattle)
Ta-tsien Li (Fudan University)
Tai-Ping Liu (Stanford University/Academia Sinica)
George Papanicolaou (Stanford University)
Benoit Perthame (Paris VI and ENS)
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University)
Bjorn Sjogreen (KTH, Sweden)
Sijue Wu (University of Maryland)

Further information about the conference can be obtained from the
website: We urge all interested
participants to register and to submit their abstracts online at their earliest convenience. The target
date for submission of abstracts which will receive full consideration
is November 15, 2001. The deadline for registration at a reduced rate is
January 15, 2002. A block of hotel rooms nearby Caltech was secured at a
reduced Hyp2002 rate. Detailed hotel information is available at the
conference website

HYP2002 will provide a mutually stimulating and productive environment
for all participants to exchange ideas and to learn about the recent
developments in frontier of hyperbolic problems from theory to
applications to numerics. We especially encourage young scientists to
participate in HYP2002 and to interact with more established senior
researchers. Partial support, primarily for young researchers is
expected to be available pending approval of outside funding.

The conference plan should leave enough time for informal discussions
and exchange of ideas. A special panel discussion will be organized to
have a dialogue between the invited panel members and the participants
regarding the future development of and new research avenues in
hyperbolic PDEs.

Looking forward to seeing you in Pasadena,

Tom Hou Eitan Tadmor


From: Qiang Ye <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 15:57:15 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Kentucky

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky
invites applications for at least two regular positions, either
tenure-track assistant professorships, or, for exceptionally
qualified applicants, tenured positions, to begin in Fall 2002,
subject to final budgetary approval. We are interested in
applicants in the areas of algebra/number theory, discrete
mathematics/combinatorics, numerical analysis/scientific computing,
and topology. Applicants in other areas are also welcome. We
encourage applications from women and other underrepresented
groups. Applicants should mail the AMS application cover sheet
along with a curriculum vita, a description of present and future
research activities, and evidence of effective teaching, and
should arrange to have at least four letters of recommendation,
including one addressing the applicant's teaching skills, mailed
to: Recruiting Committee, Department of Mathematics, 715 POT,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027. We will begin
the evaluation of applications on November 1, 2001, and we will
continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.
UK is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.


From: Jianping Zhu <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 21:11:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Akron

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Applications are invited for three tenure-track positions starting August 26,
2002: two at the Assistant /Associate Professor rank and one at the Assistant
Professor rank. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics,
Mathematics or a closely related area with research strength in
interdisciplinary efforts in science or engineering. Candidates with
interests in materials science, scientific computation, or applied analysis
are preferred. Salary is commensurate with background and experience.
Startup funds are available.

At the assistant professor level candidates are expected to provide evidence
of an ongoing research program including potential for receiving external
funding. Candidates should also provide evidence of experience in and
dedication to teaching.

Applicants at the associate professor level must submit evidence of a strong
publication and funding record as well as effective undergraduate and
graduate teaching.

The Department offers bachelor's and master's degrees in Applied Mathematics
and Mathematics. An Engineering Applied Mathematics doctoral program,
emphasizing interdisciplinary applied mathematics, is offered cooperatively
with the College of Engineering. See for more
information about the Department and its programs.

All materials (application letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copy of
graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation) should be sent to:

G.W. Young, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002

Inquiries may be sent to Review of completed applications
will begin November 11, 2001, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Akron is an
equal education and employment institution.


From: Wei Guowei <>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 07:53:02 +0800 (SST)
Subject: Graduate Scholarships at National University of Singapore

MSc/PhD scholarships are available at the Department
of Computational Science, National University of
Singapore. Research direction is on:

Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Electrodynamics
Computational Mechanics
Complex Systems/Nonlinear Dynamics
Computational Chemistry
Computational Materials Science
Vibration Analysis
Wavelet Analysis and Applications
Numerical Analysis
Scientific Computing
Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization

Please send your application to:
Department of Computational Science
National University of Singapore
3 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117543
Facsimile: (+65) 774 6756


From: Raghu Machiraju <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 23:15:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Ohio State

Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at the Ohio State
University is currently inviting applications for postdoctoral
positions in high-performance, data-intensive, and grid computing
areas. Candidates should have a PhD degree in computer science or a
related discipline and background in high-performance and distributed


This is a research oriented position; the postdoctoral candidate will
be expected to actively participate in all aspects of research and
help in supervising graduate research assistants in their research
projects. Most of our projects are multi-disciplinary and involve
collaboration with both application developers and computer scientists
from various institutions, including National Partnership for Advanced
Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), San Diego Supercomputer Center
(SDSC), University of Texas at Austin, Ohio Supercomputer Center
(OSC), Computer and Information Science Department (CIS) at The Ohio
State University, and University of Maryland. The postdoctoral
candidate should have ability to work in a team and collaborate with a
multi-disciplinary group of researchers.

The initial appointment will be for one year, but the position is
renewable per year basis. At the end of two years, postdoctoral
researchers will have opportunity to be evaluated for tenure track
position in the Biomedical Informatics Department.


Candidates should send a detailed CV, including a summary of thesis
research, a research statement, a list of publications, copies of two
selected papers, and three letters of recommendation to

Ms. Max Bacher
3184 Graves Hall
333 West 10th Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43210


From: Alexander Pukhov <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 18:20:36 +0200 (MEDT)
Subject: Research Position at University of Duesseldorf


Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf, Germany

Outstanding university graduates with a specialization in Physics,
Scientific Computation, or Applied Mathematics are invited to do their
doctoral research in the field of COMPUTATIONAL RELATIVISTIC
LASER-PLASMA PHYSICS. This is a new and dynamically developing
scientific direction launched by a recent breakthrough in laser
technology. Relativistic laser plasma produced in laboratory has a
wide spectrum of applications ranging from ultrabright sources of
short wavelength radiation for medicine and molecular biology, to
high-gradient acceleration of charged particles, laser nuclear
physics, fast ignition in inertial confinement fusion, and
laboratory astrophysics.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a research group
leading in three-dimensional Particle-in-Cell simulations of
relativistic laser plasma. You will have an access to state-of-the-art
parallel computers as well as to an on-site parallel beowulf
Intel-cluster. Your primare task is to study new nonlinear physics of
laser-matter interactions in relativistic regime under the highest
available laser intensities. You will be actively involved in a close
cooperation with leading international experimental groups running
lasers of tera- and Petawatt class power. The position is supported by
significant funds for travel and computational equipment.

The candidate must be fluent in one of the programming languages
(C, C++ or Fortran) and have a strong interest in the field of
scientific computing.

The position is starting in January, 2002, or thereafter.

The University of Duesseldorf aims at increasing the proportion
of women in its scientific staff. Therefore women are especially
encouraged to apply.

Equally qualified handicapped people will be preferred.

Applications and requests for further information should be mailed to

Prof. Alexander PUKHOV
Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Lehrstuhl I
Universitaetsstr. 1, Gebaeude 25.32
40225 Duesseldorf

or e-mailed to

Closing date: as soon as the position is filled.

Please remember to say you saw this advertisement in NA-Digest in
your application.


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 08:47:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 12, 2000. ETNA is available at and at several
mirror sites, as well as on CDROM. Papers will be added to the volume until
the end of this year as soon as they are accepted for publication. Presently
the following papers have been published in volume 12:

G. Meurant, Numerical experiments with algebraic multilevel
preconditioners, pp. 1-65.

H. Zhang, Numerical condition of polynomials in different forms,
pp. 66-87.

M. J. Castel, V. Migallo'n, and J. Penade's, On parallel two-stage methods
for Hermitian positive definite matrices with applications to preconditioning,
pp. 88-112.

R. S. Varga, Gersgorin-type eigenvalue inclusion theorems and their sharpness,
pp. 113-133.

F. B. Belgacem and S. C. Brenner, Some nonstandard finite element estimates
with applications to 3D Poisson and Signorini Problems, pp. 134-148.

S. Ehrich and A. Rathfeld, Piecewise linear wavelet collocation, approximation
of the boundary manifold, and quadrature, pp. 149-192.

J.-B. Chen and M.-Z. Qin, Multi-symplectic Fourier pseudospectral method for
the nonlinear Schrodinger equation, pp. 193-204.

B. Fischer and F. Peherstorfer, Chebyshev approximation via polynomial
mappings and the convergence behaviour of Krylov subspace methods, pp. 205-215.

A. A. Dubrulle, Retooling the method of block conjugate gradients, pp. 216-233.


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