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From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 10:45:01 -0500
Subject: New Book, LAPACK 95 Users' Guide

We are pleased to announce the availability of the
LAPACK 95 Users' Guide
V. A. Barker, L. S. Blackford, J. Dongarra, J. Du Croz,
S. Hammarling, M. Marinova, J. Was'niewski, and P. Yalamov

LAPACK95 is a Fortran 95 interface to the Fortran 77 LAPACK
library. It is relevant for anyone who writes in the Fortran 95
language and needs reliable software for basic numerical linear
algebra. It improves upon the original user-interface to the
LAPACK package, taking advantage of the considerable
simplifications that Fortran 95 allows. LAPACK95 Users' Guide
provides an introduction to the design of the LAPACK95 package,
a detailed description of its contents, reference manuals for
the leading comments of the routines, and example programs.
For more information on LAPACK95 go to

Preface; Part I: General information. Chapter 1: Essentials;
Chapter 2: Contents of LAPACK95; Chapter 3: Documentation Design
and Program Examples; Chapter 4: Performance and Troubleshooting;
Part II: Driver Routines. Chapter 5: Driver Routines for Linear
Systems; Chapter 6: Driver Routines for Least Squares Problems;
Chapter 7: Driver Routines for Standard Eigenvalue Problems;
Chapter 8: Driver Routines for Generalized Eigenvalue Problems;
Chapter 9: Driver Routines for Singular Value Problems;
Part III: Computational Routines. Chapter 10: Computational
Routines; Bibliography; Index by Keyword; Index by Routine Name.

xviii + 258 pages / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-504-0
List Price $48.00 / SIAM Member Price $33.60 / Order Code SE13

For ordering information see:
or contact SIAM, 3600 University City
Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688; telephone (215)
382-9800; fax (215) 386-7999; toll free: 1-800-447-SIAM U.S.
only; e-mail

The royalties from the sales of this book are being placed in a
fund to help students attend SIAM meetings and other SIAM related
activities. This fund is administered by SIAM and qualified individuals
are encouraged to write directly to SIAM for guidelines.


From: Stephen Watson <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 16:33:51 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Spectrum of Alternating Circulant Matrix

I have an enquiry concerning the spectrum of a matrix which is a variant
of the so called circulant matrix (Bellman). Specifically, consider a
2n by 2n marix where each row is obtained from the preceeding row by the
simple cyclic permutation (1 2 3 ... 2n) followed by multiplication by -1.
So, but for a troublesome alternation in sign, one has the structure of
a circulant matrix. For want of a better name, I have called it the
"alternating circulent matrix".

I have discovered a way to characterize the spectrum of this matrix,
and was wondering if this would be a known fact.

I would be most obliged to anyone who could be of some help on this matter.

Stephen J. Watson
Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics
McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(Phone) 847-491-4398
(Fax) 847-491-2178


From: Todd Munson <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:45:55 -0600 (CST)
Subject: GAMS Additions to NEOS Server

The NEOS Server ( continues to expand and
improve as we add new services and facilities. With the help of GAMS
Development Corporation (, we have recently improved
our support for solving optimization problems with GAMS. The NEOS Server
currently hosts the following solvers accepting GAMS input.

BDMLP (Brooke, Drud, and Meeraus) - linear programs
CONOPT (ARKI Consulting and Development) - linear and nonlinear program
MILES (Rutherford) - complementarity problems
MINOS (Murtagh and Saunders) - linear and nonlinear programs
PATH (Dirkse, Ferris, and Munson) - complementarity problems
PATHNLP (Dirkse, Ferris, and Munson) - linear and nonlinear programs
SBB (ARKI Consulting and Development) - nonlinear and linear programs
with mixed integer variables
SNOPT (Gill, Murray, and Saunders) - linear and nonlinear programs
XPRESS (Dash Associates) - linear programs with mixed integer variables

In addition, the GAMS/AMPL solver has been made available through the NEOS
Server. This solver accepts GAMS input, internally rewrites the model in
AMPL format, solves the problem with a specified AMPL solver, and then
converts the results back to GAMS output. This automated conversion
process makes many AMPL solvers transparently available to GAMS users.
The following methods are currently available for use with the GAMS/AMPL
solver through the NEOS Server.

AFORTMP (Optirisk Systems) - quadratic and linear programs with
mixed integer variables
BLMVM (Benson and More) - bound constrained optimization problems
BPMPD (M=E9sz=E1ros) - linear programs
DONLP2 (Spellucci) - nonlinear and linear programs
FILTER (Fletcher and Leyffer) - nonlinear and linear programs
KNITRO (Byrd, Hribar, Nocedal and Waltz) - nonlinear and linear programs
LANCELOT (Conn, Gould, and Toint) - nonlinear and linear programs
LBFGSB (Zhu, Byrd, Lu and Nocedal) - bound constrained optimization problems
LOQO (Vanderbei) - nonlinear and linear programs
MINLP (Fletcher and Leyffer) - nonlinear and linear programs
with mixed integer variables
MOSEK (EKA Consulting) - convex nonlinear and linear programs
TRON (Lin and More) - bound constrained optimization problems

The new GAMS and GAMS/AMPL services are available through web, email, and
Java submissions to the NEOS Server. In addition, the above solvers can
be used as remote solvers to a local GAMS system via the GAMS/Kestrel
interface. Clients can be downloaded from the Kestrel web page

The NEOS Server is a project of the Optimization Technology Center,
jointly managed by Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern

To learn more about recent developments in the NEOS Server, visit

Liz Dolan, Jorge More, and Todd Munson for the NEOS Group.


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 14:01:25 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations, DiPrima Prize


The DiPrima Prize

SIAM will present the award at the SIAM 50th Anniversary and Annual
Meeting in Philadelphia, July 8-12, 2002. The award honors the memory
of Richard C. DiPrima, long-time chair of the Department of
Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and past
President and energetic supporter of SIAM. The award, to be given to
a young scientist, will be based on an outstanding doctoral
dissertation in applied mathematics.


Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral
dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during
the period running from three years prior to the award date to one
year prior to the award date (July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2001). The
doctorate must have been awarded at least eight months prior to the
award date. The requirements for the doctorate must have been
equivalent to those for an American doctorate. It is preferable but
not necessary that the recipient be a member of SIAM. Selection is
based on the dissertations of the candidates. The dissertations must
represent topics of applied mathematics (defined as those topics
covered by the SIAM journals). They must be submitted in English. An
English translation is acceptable.


Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation (in English),
should be sent by December 31, 2001 to:

Professor Joseph Flaherty
Chair, Selection Committee
Richard C. DiPrima Prize
c/o Allison Bogardo
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Description of the Award

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

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are Joseph Flaherty, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute (chair); Russel Caflisch, UCLA; James Meiss,
University of Colorado at Boulder.


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 14:07:24 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations, Reid Prize


The Reid Prize

SIAM will present the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at SIAM's 50th
Anniversary Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 8-12.
The award will be given for research in, or other contributions to,
the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control
theory. The prize may be given either for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements.


The prize is awarded to any member of the scientific community who
meets the general guidelines of the prize description above.

Description of Award

The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash prize.


A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s)
should be sent by February 1, 2002 to:

Professor John A. Burns
Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are John A. Burns, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University (chair); Ruth F. Curtain,
University of Groningen; James G. Glimm, State University of New York
at Stony Brook; Max D. Gunzburger, Iowa State University; and Arthur
J. Krener, University of California, Davis.


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 23:07:47 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Report from the PPAM meeting

Report on the 4th International Conference on
Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics - PPAM 2001

The 4th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied
Mathematics was held in Naleczow, a picturesque small town in
South-Eastern Poland, between 9th and 12th of Septemberm 2001. The event,
which continued a tradition of PPAM'94, PPAM'97 and PPAM'99 conferences,
was organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science
(Technical University of Czestochowa, Poland) in cooperation with the
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - SIAM.

The plenary and invited talks were delivered by B. Choppard, V. Decyk,
J. Dongarra, F. Gustavson, T. Mattson, Y. Saad, P. Sloot, B. K. Szymanski
and J. Wasniewski, and covered such important fields of parallel and
distributed computing and applied mathematics as

Models of parallel/distributed computation
Parallel architectures
Parallel numerical and non-numerical algorithms
Scheduling and load balancing
Performance analysis and prediction
Parallel programming
Tools and environments for parallel and distributed processing
Numerical and non-numerical applications of parallel/distributed
Evolutionary computing and neural networks
Numerical methods and, in particular, methods of solving
differential equations
Mathematical and computer methods in mechanics and material
processing, biology,
physics, environmental modeling

Special sessions and workshops on Parallel-distributed-cooperative
constraint solving, Complex systems simulations, Theoretical and
computational methods in hydrodynamics and Functional differential
equations and their applications were organized.

The program of PPAM 2001 included also three tutorials:

Numerical interval arithmetic
by B. Walster
Numerical linear algebra, LAPACK and ScaLAPACK
by J. Wasniewski and F. Gustavson
Performance analysis and prediction
by Verner Krotz-Vogel

The conference was attended by more than 155 participants from 24
countries. The overall scientific level of the talks was very high, and
they induced a number of fruitful discussions. It is worth mentioning that
the regular presentations were selected after reviewing all contributions
(which seems to still be a rare practice for conferences growing out of
local events organized in Eastern Europe). In the process the
International Program Committee rejected approximately 30 % of
submissions. The presented papers will appear in the special volume of
Lecture Notes in Computer Science published by Springer-Verlag.

On the informal level, the atmosphere of the conference was particularly
friendly, which was supported by three social events: welcome party,
traveling by Naleczow narrow-gauge railway combined with a grill-prepared
dinner (extremely yummy ;-), and excursion to Kazimierz Dolny followed by
a boat-trip and on-board dinner.

The participants are grateful to the organizers, especially to Roman
Wyrzykowski, for their excellent work, and are looking forward to the
next, PPAM 2003, conference.

On a somber note, the conference took place during the events of September
11th. We would like to express our thank to the Organizers for helping
those of us who were to travel back to US and Canada and were not able to
fly as scheduled.

Marcin Paprzycki
Oklahoma State University


From: T. E. Simos <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:15:15 +0200
Subject: CMMSE Prize

Computational and Mathematical Methods in Sciences and Engineering
(CMMSE) Prize 2002.

The prize is awarded to a scientist for important contributions to
fields of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Sciences and
Engineering. The prize will be given bi-annual.

Prize Committee
The prize committee will consist of three members, with one designated
as "Chair." Generally the Chair will be the General Chair of CMMSE

The Prize Committee has the responsibility for solicitation and
evaluation of nominations. Anyone may be made Nominations. Nominations
may be made also by members of the Prize Committee. It is the
responsibility of the nominator to provide all relevant information to
the Prize Committee

Call for Nominations
Please send nominations for the CMMSE 2002 prize to the General Chair of
CMMSE 2002 Dr. Jesus Vigo-Aguiar ( The deadline for
nominations is February 28, 2002.


From: T. E. Simos <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:15:01 +0200
Subject: Session at CMMSE on Numerical Methods for Periodic Problems

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Session:

Numerical Solution of Periodic Problems: Exponential Fitting, P-Stable
and related Methods

Chairs: T. Simos( and J.

In the frame of CMMSE-2002: International Conference on Computational
and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering
(, September 20 - 25, 2002, Alicante, Spain

Celestial Mechanics, Computational Chemistry & Physics, Computational
Engineering, Computational Mathematics, Computational Statistics, High
Performance Computing, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematical Economics &
Finance, Mathematical Models for the Information Society

Universidad de Alicante and the Center for Industrial Mathematics,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Detailed information about the conference is given at: <> or <>

To submit please send the electronic copies of the paper to Dr. T.E.
Simos( or Dr. J. Vigo-Aguiar (
To submit hard copies of the papers please use the following address:
Dr. T.E. Simos, 26 Menelaou Street, Amfithea - Paleon Faliron, GR-175 64
Athens, GREECE. Electronic submission is especially encouraged.


From: P. K. Jimack <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:08:28 GMT
Subject: Meeting in Leeds of UK and Ireland Section of SIAM

The annual meeting of the UK and Republic of Ireland section of SIAM
will take place at the University of Leeds on Friday January 11th 2002.
This meeting is open to all: both members and non-members of SIAM.

Full details may be found at

The invited speakers are:
John Gibbon (Imperial College, London),
Jon Keating (University of Bristol),
Tom Manteuffel (University of Boulder, Colorado and President of SIAM),
Brian Sleeman (University of Leeds),
John Willis (University of Cambridge).

Full details may be found at:

Peter Jimack.


From: Knut Andreas Lie <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 11:39:47 +0100
Subject: Winter School in Norway on Computational Mathematics

Winter School in Computational Mathematics 2002:

Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway, April 14-19, 2002.

Lecturers and topics covered

The winter school assumes no specialized knowledge of CFD except for
a general knowledge of numerical methods for partial differential

1. Spectral element methods for incompressible flow

The emphasis will be on developing discretization and solution
algorithms for solving the unsteady, incompressible Navier-Stokes
equations. The applications will be selected from the laminar to the
transitional flow regime.

Einar M. Ronquist, Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of
Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway:

* Governing equations
* Spatial discretization (the spectral element method):
Poisson, Stokes, Convection-diffusion, Navier-Stokes
* Temporal discretization
Multi-step methods, Operator splitting methods,
Segregated algorithms

Paul F. Fisher, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne
National Laboratory, USA:

* Solution methods:
iterative methods, preconditioning, DDM,
fast diagonalization methods
* High Reynolds number flows (Re ~ O(1000)):
transitional flows, filtering, grid generation,
parallel processing
* Applications:
blood flow, convection heat transfer, (free surface flow)

The above list is tentative.

2. Runge-Kutta discontinuous Galerkin methods for convection-dominated

Bernardo Cockburn, Mathematics, University of Minnesota, USA:

* An overview of the development of Discontinuous Galerkin methods
* The Runge-Kutta Discontinuous Galerkin method for nonlinear
hyperbolic problems.
* The Local Discontinuous Galerkin method for convection-diffusion
* A unified analysis of Discontinuous Galerkin methods for elliptic
* Discontinuous Galerkin methods for incompressible flows.


Helge Holden, Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
Kenneth Hvistendahl Karlsen, Dep. of Math., University of Bergen
Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF Applied Mathematics

About the winter schools

"Winter schools in computational mathematics" is a four-year project
(2001-2004) funded by the Research Council of Norway. The winter
schools will be held annually and last one week. The schools are aimed
at graduate students and researchers at universities, research
institutes and industry. Advanced undergraduate students are also
welcome. The number of participants is limited.

The winter schools are held at Norwegian ski resorts and there will be
time in the program for skiing during daytime and for social
activities in the evenings. The winter schools should therefore
provide a perfect arena for making new contacts with other

Please send your registration before February 1 2002 to:

Mariann Fjeldstad, SINTEF Applied Mathematics,
Address: P.O. Box 124 Blindern, N-0314 Oslo, Norway.
Phone : (+47) 22 06 76 54
Fax : (+47) 22 06 73 50
Email :

Undergraduate students may apply for a (limited) partial support.

For more information about Geilo, take a look at:


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 13:45:59 +0200 (WET)
Subject: Conference in Estonia on Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

Seventh International Conference
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
May 31 June 2, 2002, K=E4=E4riku, Estonia

Conference organizers
Institute of Applied Mathematics of University of Tartu (Estonia)
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)

The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical modelling and
usage of numerical methods in modern problems of science and engineering.
It aims, in particular, to foster cooperation among various specialists
in this field.

Working languages of the Conference are English and Russian.

The main topics

Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of
mathematical physics and engineering.
Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications.
Fourier Analysis, Splines, Ill-Posed Problems.

Program and Organizing Committee:

Arvet Pedas (Estonia - Chairman of Committee), Raimondas Ciegis
(Lithuania - Vice-chairman), Anu Roio (Estonia - secretary), Uno H=E4marik
(Estonia), Otto Karma (Estonia), Raul Kangro (Estonia), Peeter Oja
(Estonia), Andris Buikis (Latvia), Andrejs Reinfelds (Latvia), Mifodijus
Sapagovas (Lithuania).

Address for correspondence:
Institute of Applied Mathematics
University of Tartu
Liivi 2-206
50409 Tartu, Estonia

Questions regarding MMA2002 should be addressed to Anu Roio (e-mail: or Arvet Pedas (e-mail:

Information about the conference MMA2002 can be found also on the home


From: VECPAR <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:16:41 GMT
Subject: Conference in Portugal on High Performance Computing

Deadline for submissions: December 14, 2001
5th International Meeting on High Performance Computing for Computational Science
June 26-28, 2002
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto,
Porto, Portugal

* Cluster and Grid Computing
* Computing in Biosciences
* Concurrent Engineering
* Data Processing
* Educational Issues in Computational Science and Engineering
* Large Scale Simulations in all areas of Engineering and
Science (e.g., Computational fluid dynamics, Crash and
structural analysis, etc...)
* Numerical Methods (PDE, linear and non-linear algebra, etc.)
* Parallel and Distributed Computing
* Problem Solving Environments
* Scientific Visualization

* Yutaka Akiyama (Computational Biology Research Center, Japan)
"Human Genoma"
* Leif A. Eriksson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
"Computational Chemistry"
* Vipin Kumar (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Data Mining"
* Rainald Lohner (George Mason University, USA)
"Computational Fluid Dynamics"
* Ed Seidel (Max-Planck-Institut fur Gravitationsphysik, Germany)
"Problem Solving Environment"

VECPAR'2002 web site:


From: Stephen Keeling <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 14:27:02 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Faculty Position at Karl Franzens University of Graz

Announcement of a Professorship for
Algorithmic Numerical Mathematics

The College of Sciences at the Karl Franzens University of
Graz advertises a professorship for Algorithmic Numerical
Mathematics to be filled on or after October 1, 2003. We are
searching for a scholar with international reputation whose
research interests are focused on current topics of
scientific computing and numerical mathematics. Applicants
in the areas of partial differential equations, inverse
problems, continuous optimization or control theory with
experience to interdisciplinary applications are especially
encouraged to apply.

The Karl Franzens University of Graz specifically encourages
female candidates to apply, with a view to increasing the
portion of female professors. The Karl-Franzens-University
is an equal oportunity employer.

Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae,
list of publications, teaching record, and copies of up to
five of the candidate's most important and relevant
publications and should be submitted no later than January
31, 2002 to

Dekanat der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultaet
Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz
Universitaetsplatz 3
A-8010 Graz, Oesterreich

Legally relevant is the German version available under


From: Tom Hou <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 17:28:57 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Caltech

Position in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology

A tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of applied
mathematics, focused on multiscale modeling and simulation, in the
Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California
Institute of Technology is open to candidates with exceptional
research and instructional ability. The length of the initial
appointment is four years and it is contingent on the completion
of the PhD degree.

Research topics of interest include: dynamics and dynamical systems,
model reduction of large systems, modeling and simulation across
multiple length scales, stochastic systems, and uncertainty management.
Candidates should have a strong foundation in mathematical and
computational analysis relevant to their research program. In addition,
candidates should have a strong interaction with at least one applied
area that could be, for example, in biology and biological engineering,
chemistry and chemical engineering, environmental and earth sciences,
materials science, or mechanics and mechanical engineering.

Candidates would participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching
within the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. This would
include active participation in one or more of the following EAS
graduate programs, depending on background and interests: Applied and
Computational Mathematics (ACM), Applied Mechanics (AM), or Control
and Dynamical Systems (CDS).

Applicants should apply on-line by visiting

and following the instructions outlined there. You will be asked to
submit a letter of application; a brief statement of research
accomplishments, interests, and goals; curriculum vitae; selected
reprints; and have four letters of recommendation (at least one
commenting on teaching) sent to the address indicated on the website.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2002 and will continue
until the position is filled.

Caltech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women,
minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.


From: Per Lotstedt <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 14:04:16 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Faculty Position at Uppsala University

The Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University in
Sweden invites applications for two positions as




at the Department of Information Technology

The duties of the position include teaching, research,
administration and information.

The lecturer in optimization is expected to have a strong
background in continuous and discrete optimization and develop
optimization theory and algorithms and apply these in science,
engineering and economy. At the department, there are research
activities related to optimization in bioinformatics, control
theory, energy systems, financial mathematics, numerical analysis
and signal processing.

In computer graphics and visualization, the lecturer is expected
to develop and apply theories, methods, and techniques for different
applications. Research related to computer graphics is in progress
at the department in e.g. image analysis and man-machine interaction.

A successful candidate is expected to be an independent researcher,
to get external research funding of his or her own, and to cooperate
with other researchers at the department. For a limited time, there
are research grants to support the new lecturers.

An applicant who is offered a position as a senior lecturer will be
promoted to full professor if she or he asks for that and is found to be
competent after an evaluation procedure.

The application should be submitted no later than January 15, 2002.
Instructions for the application are found at and the full announcement
is at

For further information, please contact

Professor Per Lotstedt (optimization), phone +46 18 471 2972, e-mail, or senior lecturer Anders Sjoberg
(computer graphics), phone +46 18 471 2971, e-mail


From: Rich Lehoucq <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:31:32 -0700
Subject: Research Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories

John Von Neumann Research Fellowship in Computational Science
Sandia National Laboratories

The Computational Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics
Center at Sandia National Laboratories invites outstanding
candidates to apply for the 2001 John Von Neumann Research
Fellowship in Computational Science. The Fellowship is supported
by the Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences
Division at the U.S. Department of Energy andprovides an
exceptional opportunity for innovative research in scientific
computing on advanced computing and software architectures.

Sandia maintains active research programs in a variety of areas,
including computational and discrete mathematics, computational
physics and engineering, systems software and tools. The center
provides a collaborative and highly multidisciplinary environment
tasked with solving state-of-the-art computational problems. These
problems include, but are not limited to, biology, chemistry,
solid and fluid mechanics, structural dynamics and materials
science. Applicants from a broad range of disciplines are
encouraged to apply.

Sandia is a world leader in large-scale parallel computer systems
and computational science. Sandia has a unique parallel computing
environment, including one of the most powerful supercomputer
available to scientists and engineers (the 4500-node Intel
Teraflops machine), a 1280- node Compaq workstation cluster
(Cplant cluster), a 192-node SGI Origin 2000, a 168-node DEC 8400
and many smaller research machines.

The Fellowship appointment is for a period of one year with a
likely renewal for a second year. It includes a highly competitive
salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel
allowance. Applicants should send a resume, a statement of
research goals, and three letters of recommendation to: Richard B
Lehoucq, P.O. Box 5800, MS 1110, Sandia National Laboratories,
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1110; email All
applications received before March 10, 2000 will receive full
consideration, and the position will remain open until filled.

Sandia National Labs is a U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram
laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned
subsidiary Lockheed Martin Corporation, with locations in
Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. U.S. Citizenship is normally


From: W.
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 13:28:50 -0000
Subject: PhD Studentship at University of Sheffield

PhD Studentship "Application of multimodal profiling to biobehavioural systems"

University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department
of Human Communication Sciences and Faculty of Engineering,
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering.


Interpretation of complex, dynamic biobehavioural systems is
limited by mathematical models traditionally used in the cognitive
and neurosciences. A novel technique for multimodal profiling
using neural networks is proposed here for that purpose. The
objective of the project is to apply modelling techniques used in
fluid dynamics to conceptualise emergent behavioural properties
of a biological system measured across time. The proposed
studentship joins the disparate disciplines of neuroscience and
engineering that share conceptual similarities in their requirements
for recognition of anomalous transient states. This project is part
of an interdisciplinary collaboration designed to apply data
analysis methods developed in the physical sciences and
engineering to biobehavioural systems. The biobehavioural
system consists of a multifactorial database of speech and
cognition in women across the menstrual cycle. The modelling
techniques will be adapted from those designed to conduct
image analysis of multiphase pipe flows using cellular and
artificial neural networks.


Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background
in scientfic computing and/or engineering mathematics. Clinical
trials providing the datasets are a parallel activity to this project,
so no clinical skills are needed (nor expected by the research

The award is open to UK and European Union nationals. For
citizens outside UK/EU, please enquire as below. It provides
full tuition and fees scholarships, and a stipend at the equivalent
level to the basic rate paid by the majority of UK research
councils (GBP 7500 in 2001/2002). Subject to University
candidature regulations and good academic standing, the award
is tenable for three years.

How to Apply

Send full c.v. to Dr WBJ Zimmerman by 31 JANUARY 2002.


Dr. WBJ Zimmerman
EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Process Engineering
University of Sheffield
Newcastle Street
Sheffield S1 3JD England
phone: +44-114-222-7517
fax: +44-114-222-7501


From: Philip J Aston <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 16:54:47 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Lectureship at University of Surrey


Department of Mathematics and Statistics
School of Electronics Computing & Mathematics
University of Surrey

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Mathematics from
candidates with a strong research background in any branch of
applied mathematics or the interface between pure and applied
mathematics. Candidates in the areas of dynamical systems,
geometric mechanics, patterns and symmetry or mathematical biology
are particularly encouraged to apply.

Research in mathematics at Surrey focuses on themes in applied and
nonlinear mathematics with particular emphasis on dynamical systems,
pattern formation, symmetry, geometrical mechanics and mathematical
biology. The programme is particularly strong at the interface between
pure and applied mathematics, which has been mined to deduce new
mathematics which can be applied, for example, to fluid mechanics,
biology, pattern formation, physics, electronics, molecular spectra,
and oceanography. Our research spans the subject from the
development of new ideas in mathematics, to the development of methods
for physical problems, to modelling and interdisciplinary
collaborations. Visit the website
for further information and details of current projects.

The Post is available from 1st May 2002 or such other date as
may be agreed. Salary is on the Lecturer Grade A or Grade B
Scale (20,267 to 32,215 pounds per annum) according to
qualifications and experience.

Informal academic enquiries are welcome and may be made to
Professor Ian Melbourne, via Tel: +44 (0)1483 259643, or
email:, or Professor Mark Roberts,
via Tel: +44 (0)1483 259640, or email:

For an application pack and details of how to apply please contact
Mr K E Sivyer, School Personnel Administrator, School of Electronic
Engineering, Information Technology
and Mathematics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2
7XH, Tel. +44 (0)1483-879133. Email:

Please quote Post Reference Number 3181, supply your postal
address and indicate how this post came to your attention.
Closing date for applications is 11th January 2001.

The University is Committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy

Visit the University Web Site at


From: Wolfgang Busch <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:37:19 +0100
Subject: Postgraduate Position at Technische Universitat Baunschweig

The Computer Centre at the Technische Universit=E4t Baunschweig
offers a position in its application support department. The
applicant is expected to collaborate with parallel computing
projects in the area of scientific computing, and also to
participate in the administration of parallel computers.
The applicant will have the possibility to earn a doctorate in
the area of scientific and parallel computing.
The position is limited in for 3 years, with a possible 2 year

For more information check

Prof. Hermann G. Matthies
Technische Universit=E4t Braunschweig, Rechenzentrum
Hans-Sommer-Str. 65, D-38106 Braunschweig


From: Tony Shardlow <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 07:51:05 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Research Studentship at Durham Univeristy

Research Studentship at Durham Univeristy
Numerical Methods for Dissipative Particle Dynamics

This research is funded by the EPSRC. The research student will be
involved with the computation and mathematical analysis of stochastic
differential equations used in molecular dynamics. Applicants should
hold a good honours degree in a mathematical science. An interest in
computing is an advantage. The studentship attracts a stipend over
three years at the EPSRC rate of 7500 pounds and is open to students from
the UK and other European (EC) countries.

Interested applicants should send a full CV and application forms
(available from ) before 31st
January 2002 to Tony Shardlow, Dept. Mathematical Sciences, Science
Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK. For further information
contact Tony Shardlow by email at


From: B. deSchutter <b.deschutter@ITS.TUDelft.NL>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:43:46 +0100
Subject: PhD Positions at Delft and Eindhoven Universities

PhD positions at Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven
University of Technology

The Control Systems group of Eindhoven University of Technology and
the Control Laboratory of Delft University of Technology in the
Netherlands have vacancies for two PhD positions on

Model Predictive Control for Hybrid Systems

This project focuses on structured control design methods for
specific, industrially relevant classes of hybrid systems. These
methods will be extensions of the model predictive control (MPC)
framework for continuous systems. Industrial partners are Shell,
Heineken, IPCOS Technology, and Siemens.

We are looking for a candidate having an MSc degree and a strong
background in mathematics (preferably mixed-integer optimization)
and/or systems and control theory. Candidates are expected to be
interested in fundamental research and in working on the boundary
of several research domains. A good command of the English language
is required.

For more information on this position and how to apply, see or or contact Maurice Heemels ( or Bart De Schutter


From: Tim Phillips <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 16:02:04 +0000
Subject: Research Position at University of Wales Aberystwyth


Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to undertake
research on an EPSRC (UK) funded interdisciplinary research
project with the University of Wales, Cardiff.
The Applied Mathematics group in the Department of Mathematics has
an international reputation in the study of Complex Fluids and
achieved Grade 5 ratings in the last two research assessment exercises.

The project is concerned with the Direct Numerical Simulations of
Droplet-Gas Systems for Power Generation Applications.
The aim of this project is to develop spectral element techniques
for studying problems such as droplet-gas interactions that are
relevant to a range of processes in the power generation industry.

The appointment is available from 1 January 2001 at the latest.
Applicants should hold
a PhD in applied mathematics or engineering. An
ability to write numerical software would be an advantage.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of three
years on the RA1A salary scale. For further details contact
Professor T. N. Phillips, Department of Mathematics, University
of Wales, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BZ, (, +44 1970 622769).


From: Nina Yu. Shokina <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:11:37 +0600
Subject: Journal, Computationl Technologies

The journal "Computational Technologies"
( is published in Institute of
Computational Technologies of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of
Sciences ( since 1996.

The journal "Computational Technologies" publishes survey and research
articles in the following fields of informatics and applied mathematics:

- mathematical models of continuous media;
- numerical and analytical methods for mathematical physics equations;
- interval analysis;
- application software packages and complexes;
- computer technologies (networks, data bases etc.);
- electronic publications.

Articles are published in Russian or English.

Editor-in-Chief: Academician Professor Yurii Shokin

Editorial Board: V.M. Kovenya (Russia), L.B. Chubarov (Russia) -
Scientific Secretary, J. Ballmann (Germany), B. Einarsson (Sweden), A.M.
Fedotov (Russia), C.A.J. Fletcher (Australia), M. Frohner (Germany),
W.G. Habashi (Canada), Ji-Huan He (China), Ch. Hirsh (Belgium), E.
Krause (Germany), V.F. Kuropatenko (Russia), A. Lerat (France), A.T.
Lukyanov (Kazakhstan), Y. Nakamura (Japan), K.G. Roesner (Germany), B.
Roux (France), Robert D. Russell (Canada), N. Satofuka (Japan), V.V.
Shaidurov (Russia), Sh.S. Smagulov (Kazakhstan), I.D. Sofronov (Russia),
Z.Kh. Yuldashev (Uzbekistan), B.T. Zhmagulov (Kazakhstan)

The Journal is published 6 times in a year. Authors are invited to
submit the articles to the Journal. Instructions for Authors can be
found on the web-site of the Journal:

The articles can be sent to the following address:

Professor Yurii Shokin
Journal of Computational Technologies
Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS
Ac. Lavrentiev Ave. 6

Phone: +7(3832) 34 11 50
Fax: +7(3832) 34 13 42


From: Thomas Hogan <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 14:23:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 112, Number 1, September 2001

Jungho Yoon
Interpolation by radial basis functions on Sobolev space

M. D. Buhmann, O. Davydov, and T. N. T. Goodman
Box spline prewavelets of small support

Alexander Brudnyi
Bernstein type inequalities for quasipolynomials

Ying Guang Shi
On normal pointsystems of Hermite-Fej\'{e}r interpolation of
arbitrary order

Anders Gustafsson
Rational and polynomial interpolation of analytic functions with
restricted growth

Fernando Cobos and Thomas K\"{u}hn
Entropy numbers of embeddings of Besov spaces in generalized
Lipschitz spaces

T. M. Dunster
Uniform asymptotic expansions for Charlier polynomials

J. Bustoz and J. L. Cardoso
Basic analog of Fourier series on a $q$-linear grid


From: P. Matus <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 11:10:03 +0200
Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the appearance of the third issue of
( Vol. 1, No. 3, 2001.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the first two years the journal CMAM will be
available at our home page:
For information to contributors and about subscription see:

CMAM Volume 1 (2001), Number 3

1) Fractional order convergence rate estimates of finite difference
method on nonuniform meshes
D. Bojovich and B.S. Jovanovich

2) On the representation of functions and finite difference operators
on adaptive dyadic grids
P.W. Hemker and F. Sprengel

3) Solution of a finite-dimensional problem with $M$-mappings and
diagonal multivalued operators
E. Laitinen and A. Lapin

4) Three-level difference schemes on non-uniform in time grids
P. Matus and E. Zyuzina

5) An analytical approach for quasi-linear equation in second order
E.E. Perepelkin and E.P. Zhidkov

6) Approximation of singularly perturbed parabolic reaction-diffusion
equations with nonsmooth data
G.I. Shishkin

Best regards,
Managing editor
Prof. P.Matus
Institute of Mathematics
11, Surganov str.
220072 Minsk


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