NA Digest Sunday, February 2, 2003 Volume 03 : Issue 05

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Cleve Moler
The MathWorks, Inc.

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From: Joe Grcar <>
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 18:59:48
Subject: von Neumann Birthday Celebration Reminder

Please join us to celebrate von Neumann's 100th birthday at the
SIAM Meeting on Computational Science and Engineering in San Diego.
We will gather at 8 PM on the evening of Monday, Feb 10, 2003.
Speakers are biographer William Aspray, von Neumann's daughter
Marina v.N. Whitman, Peter Lax, and Pete Stewart. There will be
time for personal reminiscences following the scheduled talks.

Hope to see you there -- Gene Golub and Joe Grcar


From: Brigitte Forster <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 09:04:40 +0100
Subject: Revamped Wavelet Digest

Dear collegues,

We are very happy to announce you that the revamped wavelet digest took off.

The Wavelet Digest was founded by Wim Sweldens. Its first issue was
released on July 24, 1992. Since then, the impact of the digest on
the community kept increasing and the number of subscribers grew up
to almost 20000 by the end of 2001. During all those years, Wim has
edited and assembled the digest. Now, the Wavelet Digest takes off
again, restyled and hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

So if you have any information you want to send out to the
wavelet community, please submit it to the digest.
The digest will be send out depending on the number of submissions.
We do hope to have an issue about every two weeks.

To subscribe the wavelet digest please follow the link

With best regards,
The Wavelet Digest Team


From: Michelle Montgomery <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 08:42:32 -0500
Subject: ICIAM Travel Grants through SIAM

SIAM announces the availability of ICIAM 03 travel grants. Guidelines for
who may apply, selection criteria, and the application can be found

Program information for ICIAM 03 can be found at

Michelle Montgomery
Marketing Manager


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 14:29:41 -0500
Subject: Nominations for W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize


SIAM will present the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize at the First Joint
Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM, 24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI, 2003 SIAM
Annual Meeting to be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16-20, 2003. 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.


FEBRUARY 14, 2003 is the revised deadline. A letter of nomination,
including a description of achievement(s), should be sent to the address
below. Nominations must be received in the SIAM office by February 14, 2003.

Professor John A. Burns
Chair, Reid Prize Selection Committee
c/o Joanna Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
Telephone: 215-382-9800 ext. 303
Fax: 215-386-7999

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are John A. Burns (Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University), Chair; H. Thomas Banks (North Carolina
State University); Max D. Gunzburger (Florida State University); James P.
Keener (University of Utah); Alan J. Laub (Department of Energy, Office of


From: Renato Monteiro <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 23:52:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Optimization Prize for Young Researchers

Optimization Prize for Young Researchers

PRINCIPAL GUIDELINE. The Optimization Prize for Young Researchers,
established in 1998 and administered by the Optimization Section (OS)
within the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
(INFORMS), is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting to one
(or more) young researchers for the most outstanding paper in optimization
that is submitted to or published in a refereed professional journal. The
prize serves as an esteemed recognition of promising colleagues who are at
the beginning of their academic or industrial career.

DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARD. The optimization award includes a cash amount of
US$1,000 and a citation certificate. The award winners will be invited to
give a fifteen minute presentation of the winning paper at the Optimization
Section Business Meeting held during the INFORMS Fall National Meeting in
the year the award is made. It is expected that the winners will be responsible
for the travel expenses to present the paper at the INFORMS meeting.

ELIGIBILITY. The authors and paper must satisfy the following three
conditions to be eligible for the prize:

(a) the paper must either be published in a refereed professional journal
no more than three years before the closing date of nomination, or be
submitted to and received by a refereed professional journal no more than
three years before the closing date of nomination;

(b) all authors must have been awarded their terminal degree within five
years of the closing date of nomination;

(c) the topic of the paper must belong to the field of optimization in its
broadest sense.

NOMINATION. A letter of nomination should be sent (preferably by email) on
or before this year's closing date of June 1, 2003, to:

Renato D.C. Monteiro
Georgia Tech
School of ISyE
Atlanta GA 30332-0205

PAST AWARDEES. The past winners of the Optimization Prize for Young
Researchers are:

Year Prize Winner
1999 Francois Oustry
2000 Kevin Wayne
2001 Kamal Jain
2002 Sam Burer


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 13:49:11 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Workshop in Spain on Numerical Linear Algebra

The workshop "Recent Trends in Numerical Linear Algeba" will be held at the
University Carlos III in Leganes outside Madrid, Spain, June 16-17, 2003.
The speakers include

* Dario Bini. Universita di Pisa. Italy.
* Daniela Calvetti. Case Western Reserve University. USA.
* Raymond Chan. Chinese University Hong Kong. China.
* Gene Golub. Stanford University. USA.
* William Gragg. Naval Postgraduate School Monterey. USA
* Franklin Luk. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. USA.
* Froilan Martinez Dopico. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Spain.
* Michael Ng. University of Hong Kong. China.
* Vadim Olshevsky. University of Connecticut. USA.
* Lothar Reichel. Kent State University. USA.
* Qiang Ye. University of Kentucky. USA.

Further information can be found at the web site:

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please fill out the
registration form at the above web site as soon as possible, and no later
than May 31. For further information about the workshop please contact
F. Marcellan by e-mail:


From: Christophe Jermann <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 10:08:39 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Switzerland on Global Constrained Optimization

Call for Papers
COCOS 2003
Second International Workshop on
Global Constrained Optimization and Constraint Satisfaction
November 2003

More information provided on the web site.

Best regards,



From: Elena Vikhrova <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 13:55:26 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Workshop in Finland on Reliable Methods of Mathematical Modelling

International Workshop:

Reliable Methods of Mathematical Modelling and Applications in Science
and Technology



Contributions are welcome in the following research areas:

1. a priori and a posteriori error control of numerical solutions;
2. mesh-adaptive methods based upon a posteriori error estimators of
various types;
3. effective numerical methods for solving finite dimensional problems.

Scientific Committee:

I. Babuska (USA), R. Becker (Germany),
C. Carstensen (Austria), Ph. Cl=E9ment (Netherlands),
R. Ewing (USA), I. Farag=F3 (Hungary),
M. Feistauer (Czech Republic), R. Glowinski (USA),
R. Hoppe (Germany/USA), J. H=E4m=E4l=E4inen (Finland),
Yu. Kuznetsov (USA), P. Ladeveze (France),
P. Neittaanm=E4ki (Finland), A. Patera (USA),
J. Peraire (USA), O. Pironneau (France),
J. Rappaz (Switzerland), S. Repin (Russia),
S. Sauter (Switzerland), E. Stein (Germany),
R. Stenberg (Finland), T. Strouboulis (USA),
E. S=FCli (UK), B. Wohlmuth (Germany).

Organizing Committee:

P. Neittaanm=E4ki (Finland) -- Chairman,
S. Korotov (Finland), J. Martikainen (Finland),
S. Repin (Russia/Finland), A. Smolianski (Switzerland/Finland)

If you wish to present a talk, please submit one page camera-ready
abstract before June 30, 2003 to:

Dr. Sergey Korotov
Department of Mathematical
Information Technology
University of Jyv=E4skyl=E4
P.O. Box 35 (Agora)
FIN - 40014 Jyv=E4skyl=E4, Finland
Tel: +358 14 260 2760
Fax: +358 14 260 2771



From: Alan Hegarty <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 01:25:36 +0000
Subject: Workshop in Limerick on Singularly Perturbed Differential Equations

The 2nd annual Workshop on Numerical Methods for Singularly Perturbed
Differential Equations will take place in the University of Limerick on
February 6-7. The meeting will start at 12 on Thursday. All talks will
be in room A2018. There is no attendance fee. Details are at

Alan Hegarty


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 22:53:04 +0000
Subject: Workshop in Montreal on Wave Phenomena

The Workshop "Wave Phenomena in Physics and Engineering: New models,
Algorithms, and Applications" is organised in conjunction with the
ICCS2003 (Montreal, Canada, May 18-21, 2003). The Workshop is
co-sponsored by the IMACS.

Accepted papers will be published in the ICCSA2003 Proceedings. The
authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their extended
contributions to a Special Issue of the IMACS journal Mathematics and
Computers in Simulation. For detailed information, please visit the
workshop website at


From: Sabrina Nordt <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:07:05 +0100
Subject: Conference in Berlin on Domain Decomposition

2. Announcement and Call for Papers
15. International Conference on Domain Decomposition
July 21-25, 2003 in Berlin, Germany

is organized by Free University Berlin in cooperation with
the Konrad Zuse Center Berlin, the Weierstrass Institute Berlin
and the DFG Research Center "Mathematics in key technologies".

The conference will include invited plenary talks by leading
experts in the field, minisymposia, selected graduate paper
presentations, contributed talks, and a poster session.

Contributions are sought on all aspects of domain decomposition,
including numerical analysis, computational issues, complex
heterogeneous problems, industrial problems, and software development.

In addition there will be an introductory

"Tutorial on Domain Decomposition Methods"

prior to the actual beginning of the conference.

Deadlines: minisymposia March 1, 2003 (extended)
talks or posters April 1, 2003
early registration May 16, 2003

For more information please visit our website

online registration is now in progress


From: Amy Nicole Langville <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 09:30:45 -500
Subject: Conference in Urbana on Numerical Solution of Markov Chains

NSMC '03
in conjunction with

PNPM '03 (Petri Nets and Performance Models)
TOOLS '03 (Tools for Performance Evaluation)
PMCCS '03 (Performability Modeling of Computer and Communication Systems)

Program Chairs
William J. Stewart, N. Carolina State, USA
Amy N. Langville, N. Carolina State, USA

Location and Dates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
September 3 - 5, 2003.

NSMC '03 is the fourth in a series of international conferences devoted
to all aspects of the numerical solution of Markov chains.
This year's NSMC conference will be held in conjunction with 3 other
conferences, forming a multiconference. For more detailed information,
please see the websites below.

NSMC '03 website:
Multiconference website:

The goals of the "Numerical Solution of Markov Chain" meeting and
list of topics can be found at the NSMC '03 website given above.

All papers accepted and presented at the meeting will appear in a special
issue of the journal, "Linear Algebra and its Applications" (LAA).
One of the conference sessions will be devoted to "Work in Progress".


- March 17, 2003: Deadline for paper submission. Authors should submit
a postscript file to either or by this date. Please include the name
and email address of the correspondence author with the title
and authors of the submitted paper.
- May 26, 2003: Notification of acceptance, subject to possible revisions.
- July 7, 2003: Deadline for receipt of postscript version of paper
for inclusion in conference preprints.
- September 3-5, 2003: NSMC '03 Conference
- October 20, 2003: Deadline for receipt of final revised version of paper.

Please direct questions to Billy Stewart or Amy Langville.

Billy Stewart

Amy Langville


From: Michele Benzi <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 15:09:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Conference in Raleigh Honoring Carl Meyer

A meeting in honor of Carl Meyer on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

In celebration of Carl Meyer's 60th birthday and his
many contributions to the fields of matrix theory and
numerical linear algebra, there will be a one-day
conference at North Carolina State University in Raleigh,
NC on Thursday, May 15, 2003.

Carl Meyer is a professor of mathematics at NCSU, where
he has been since 1968. He is well known for his work in
various areas of linear algebra, especially on matrix
generalized inverses and on finite Markov chains. Carl
is the author (with Steve Campbell) of the classic book
"Generalized Inverses of Linear Transformations" (initially
published by Pitman in 1979, republished by Dover in 1991).
His widely used textbook "Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear
Algebra" (SIAM, 2000) is one of the best-selling titles in
the SIAM catalog.

The conference is endorsed by the SIAM Activity Group in
Linear Algebra and by the International Linear Algebra
Society (ILAS).

So far, the following speakers have accepted invitations
to give a talk:

Jesse Barlow, Penn State
Gene Golub, Stanford
Ilse Ipsen, NCSU
Miki Neumann, Connecticut
Dan Pierce, Boeing
Hans Schneider, Wisconsin [to be confirmed]
Pete Stewart, Maryland

The talks will be followed by dinner at the Velvet Cloak Inn
near the NCSU campus.

There is no registration fee. However, people interested in
participating are kindly asked to register by sending email
to Amy Langville ( In their email,
they should indicate whether they intend to participate to
the banquet. There is a modest charge (under $30) for the
banquet, payable at the conference.

For additional information, see the web site

The organizers:

Michele Benzi, Emory University
Steve Campbell, NCSU
Amy Langville, NCSU


From: Theodore Simos <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 02:58:58 +0200
Subject: Conference in Cambridge on Numerical Analysis

International Conference on

23-24-25-26 May 2003, Anglia Polytechnic University (APU), Cambridge, UK

The primary objective of the NACoM-2003 Conference is to bring together
leading members of the international Numerical & Computational
Mathematics community and to attract original research papers of very
high quality. Special Embedded Event: This first time the NACoM
Conference will host the official launch of a new WILEY Journal named
Applied Numerical Analysis & Computational Mathematics (ANACM)
(Editor-in-Chief: T.E. Simos). The journal will provide colleagues with
a new really efficient medium for refereed publications, where the time
between a paper submission and its acceptance for publication is
expected to be no more than 6 months. ANACM will be registered with the
SCI without delay. You will also have the chance to meet in person
members of the ANACM Editorial Board.

Numerical ODEs, Numerical PDEs (inc. BVPs), Scientific Computing and
Algorithms, Stochastic Differential Equations, Approximation, Numerical
Linear Algebra, Numerical Integral Equations, Error Analysis and
Interval Analysis, Difference Equations and Recurrence Relations,
Numerical problems in Dynamical Systems, Applications to the Sciences
(Computational Physics, Computational Statistics, Computational Chemistry,
Computational Engineering etc), Differential Algebraic Equations,
Numerical methods in Fourier analysis

Dr Georgios Psihoyios, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK

Prof. Theodore Simos, University of Peloponnisos, Greece
Boz Kempski, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK

Prof. J.R. Cash (Imperial College, London, UK), Prof. R. Cools
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), Prof. A. Cuyt (University of
Antwerp, Belgium), Prof. B. Fischer (Medical University of Luebeck,
Germany), Prof. R.W. Freund (Bell Laboratories, USA), Prof. I. Gladwell
(Southern Methodist University, USA), Prof. B. Hendrickson (Sandia
National Laboratories, USA), Prof. M. Hochbruck (University of Duesseldorf,
Germany), Dr W.F. Mitchell (National Institute of Standards &
Technology, USA), Prof. G. Vanden Berghe (University of Gent, Belgium),
Prof. G.A. Watson (University of Dundee, Scotland, UK).

Prof. J.R. Cash, Imperial College, London, UK.
Prof. A. Cuyt, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Prof. B. Fischer, Medical University of Luebeck, Germany
Prof. M. Hochbruck, University of Duesseldorf, Germany.
Dr W.F. Mitchell, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA.
Prof. G. Vanden Berghe, University of Gent, Belgium.
Prof. G.A. Watson, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Submission of original papers is invited for the NACoM-2003 Conference.
For full details and procedures please visit the NACoM-2003 website.

The Conference will provide its registered participants with the
opportunity for TWO distinct refereed hard-copy publications + TWO
corresponding electronic publications.


Submission of Abstract (on or before): February 28, 2003
Early Registration ends: March 10, 2003
Abstracts refereed selection by: March 20, 2003


From: Bojan <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 12:27:32 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Seminar in Ljubljana on Numerical Analysis and Geometric Integration

Seminar on Numerical Analysis and Geometric Integration will be held
at University in Ljubljana on Friday, February 14. The seminar is open
to all interested persons. There is no registration fee, but attendees
will be asked to pay the cost of their lunch and refreshments. To help
with our planning we would ask you let us know at your earliest
convenience if you wish to attend, by email to

More informations about the seminar can be found at

Elena Celledoni Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway
Semi-Lagrangian spectral element methods

Neza Mramor, University in Ljubljana
(to be announced later)

Syvert P. Norsett, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway
Liner ODE's in Lie Groups.

Brynjulf Owren, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway
The behaviour of the local error in splitting methods applied
to stiff problems

Bor Plestenjak, University in Ljubljana
(to be announced later)

Antonella Zanna, University in Bergen, Norway
On the spectral properties of certain matrices generated by
involutory automorphisms

Emil Zagar, University in Ljubljana
Geometric interpolation

Futher details and hints on travelling to the meeting can be found on
the webpage


From: M. Ainsworth <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 15:05:42 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Meeting in Cambridge on Micromagnetics and Superconductivity

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Computational Challenges in Micromagnetics and Superconductivity
13th-14th February 2003
Mark Ainsworth (University of Strathclyde)
Charles M. Elliott (University of Sussex)
Peter B. Monk (University of Delaware)

Theme of Meeting:

The meeting addresses two significant themes: MICROMAGNETICS and
SUPERCONDUCTIVITY. The aim is to identify the major applications in each area
where progress in computational techniques for partial differential equations
is needed and will have a significant impact. Leading experts, including
physicists, engineers, numerical analysts and theoretical PDE analysts will
deliver survey lectures on their area of expertise. The speakers have been
selected with the aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state
of the field, with particular emphasis on the interactions between theory,
applications and practice.

Invited Speakers:

John Chapman (Glasgow University)
Thomas Schrefl (Vienna)
Gilles Carbou (Bordeaux)
Andreas Prohl (Zuerich)
Peter Monk (Delaware)
S. Jonathan Chapman (Oxford)
Malcolm McCulloch (Oxford)
Leonid Prigozhin (Ben Gurion University)
Vanessa Styles (Sussex)
Qiang Du (HKUST)

Structure of the meeting:

The meeting will comprise of two one-day programmes corresponding to the themes
of micromagnetics and superconductivity. Each day will consist of a survey talk
by a scientist involved in the modelling of the phenomena, a survey talk by an
engineer involved in practical applications and an overview of known
theoretical properties of the solutions of relevant models. These will be
followed by more specialised talks on the development and analysis of
state-of-the-art algorithms for their numerical approximation.

Further details may be found at


From: Svetozar Margenov <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:37:16 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Mini-Symposium in Athens on Hierarchical and Adaptive Methods

SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2003

"Advanced Hierarchical and Adaptive Methods and Algorithms"
organized by

S. Margenov
Centr. Lab. for Parallel Processing
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

L.S. Xanthis
Ctr for Techno-Maths & Sci. Comput. Lab.
University of Westminster, London, UK

The purpose of the mini-symposium is to bring together specialists in
the field of numerical methods and applications. The specific topics of
interest include multilevel, domain decomposition and local refinement
methods. Recent achievements in some more classical but inherently
hierarchical approaches such as FFT based algorithms are also welcome.
Contributions are the related high performance linear and nonlinear
solvers. Applications in environmental modeling and engineering are
especially encouraged.

The organization of the mini-symposium will follow the Conference Schedule.
Please contact (
to indicate your interest in participation.


From: Ben Leimkuhler <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 20:44:48 +0000
Subject: Chair Position at University of Leicester

Chair in Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Leicester

Ref: P9056

This post gives a unique opportunity to lead new research directions in a
dynamic UK Applied Mathematics group in collaboration with the University of
Leicester's Centre for Mathematical Modelling (MMC). Preference will be
given to candidates in forefront areas of applied mathematics which mesh
with the interests of the group's existing faculty. In particular,
candidates with interests in applied computational partial differential
equations, financial mathematics, and applied dynamical systems are
encouraged to apply.

Further particulars are available from the Personnel Office (Professorial
Appointments), University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.
Tel: 0116 252 2422; Fax: 0116 252 5140, Email: or via Candidates should submit one unbound copy of
their application to the Personnel Office (Professorial Appointments).
Closing date: 28 March 2003.

Informal queries regarding this post may be made to Professor Ben Leimkuhler


From: Nikos Stylianopoulos <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 20:49:37 +0200 (WET)
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Cyprus

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Cyprus
invites applications to fill two tenure-track positions, at the Lecturer
or Assistant Professor level, one in Numerical Analysis and one in
Probability-Statistics. Applicants should hold a PhD degree from a
recognized University. Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a
requirement. However, knowledge of Greek is necessary.

Applicants should send to "The Registrar, University of Cyprus,
P.O. Box 20537, CY 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus", the following items:
1. A letter stating the department, the academic rank or ranks for which
the applicant is interested in and the date when he/she may be able to
assume duties in the case of selection.
2. A Curriculum Vitae (in 6 copies)
3. A brief summary of previous work and a statement of plans for future
research (in 6 copies).
4. A list of publications (in 6 copies).
5. Copies of three representative publications (in 6 copies).
6. Copies of degree certificates.
In addition, the applicants should ask three academic referees to send
letters of recommendation directly to the University; the names and
addresses of the referees should be submitted with the application.
All the above should reach the University by February 28, 2003.

Information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of
the University of Cyprus can be found at


From: I. G. Graham <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 12:18:28 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at University of Bath

University of Bath
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Readership and Lectureship (Grade B) in Applied Mathematics

We seek outstanding candidates for a Readership and a Lectureship,
both in Applied Mathematics. For the Readership, the candidates should have
an established international research profile. For the Lectureship,
candidates should either have an established research reputation or show
evidence of exceptional promise. Both candidates should have a strong
interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and Master's level
teaching and in supervising graduate students at Master's and Doctoral level.

The successful candidates are likely to work in one of the following
six established interrelated areas (or in any appropriate area contiguous to
these): (i) Applied Nonlinear Systems and PDEs, (ii) Continuum
Mechanics, (iii) Control Theory, (iv) Industrial Applied Mathematics,
(v) Mathematical Biology, and (vi) Numerical Analysis.
Priority may be given to applicants in Continuum Mechanics,
Industrial Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Biology and to
applicants with an interest and track record in industrial collaboration.

Further information these positions and about current research activity in
applied mathematics at Bath can be found by consulting the Departmental web

The salary range for Lecturer Grade B is 26,270 - 33,679 pounds
The salary range for Reader is 35,251 - 39,958 pounds

Informal enquiries about the positions in Applied Mathematics may be
addressed to Professor I.G. Graham, Head of Mathematics Group,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath BA2
7AY, UK. email: Telephone: +44, 1225 826989, Fax +44,
1225 826492.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the
Personnel Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY,
email: or phone the 24 hour answer-phone service on
Bath (+44, 1225) 386924 quoting reference 03/13.

The appointments are to commence on 1 August 2003 or as soon as
possible thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 28th February, 2003.


From: W. R. Smith <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 10:50:23 -0500
Subject: Instructor Position at University of Ontario

Senior Laboratory Instructor in Mathematics
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa ON Canada
starting May 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter

The successful candidate will be responsible, under the direction of the Dean
of Science, for the general organization of tutorial and computer laboratory
classes associated with undergraduate mathematics, computational science, and
statistics courses under the purview of the School of Science, the training
and supervision of teaching assistants for these classes, teaching some
tutorial sessions, developing instructional materials, grading assignments
and tests, and appropriate course lecturing. The Senior Laboratory Instructor
will consult regularly with faculty members about course development and
content, in particular with respect to UOIT's web-centric and laptop-enhanced
learning environments. Applicants should possess at least an MSc degree
(PhD preferred) and relevant experience. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity
employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including
members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2003 or until a suitable candidates
is found. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, and the names and
contact information of at least three referees, to:
Dr. John Perz, Acting Dean of Science, University of Ontario Institute of
Technology, c/o Director of Human Resources at .

Best Regards
Prof. W. R. Smith
Mathematics and Statistics, and School of Engineering
Un. of Guelph, Guelph ON N1G2W1 Canada
Tel: 519-824-4120, x6557 FAX: 519-837-0221


From: Avi Purkayastha <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 11:13:48 -0600
Subject: Research Positions at Texas Advanced Computing Center

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at
Austin is seeking additional computational Research Scientists and
Research Associates in High Performance Computing (HPC), Scientific
Visualization (SciVis), and Grid Computing (Grid). The new TACC
researchers will contribute to existing TACC research and development
(R&D) efforts and initiate new activities consistent with TACC's

TACC has obtained funding to deploy new leading-edge computing,
networking, visualization, and storage resources in early 2003, and new
TACC R&D is expected to enhance these resources. New research activities
are also expected to contribute to campus, state, and national
partnerships and Grids. Therefore, candidates with PhDs or experience
authoring proposals, as well as experience working on research
activities, are desired.

For more information about TACC, please see For
more information about the new HPC, Scientific Visualization, and Grid
computing positions see or
contact Patricia Baxter at


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 16:05:53 GMT
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis

Contents of Volume 23, Number 1

S.M. Rump
Optimal scaling for {$P$}-norms and componentwise distance to singularity.
pp 1-9

C.-H. Guo
On a quadratic matrix equation associated with an M-matrix.
pp 11-27

P. Ghelardoni, G. Gheri and M. Marletta
Numerical solution of a $\lambda$-rational Sturm Liouville problem.
pp 29-53

O. Klein and C. Verdi
A posteriori error estimates for a time discrete scheme for a phase-field
system of Penrose-Fife type.
pp 55-80

C. Chainais-Hillairet and Y.-J. Peng
Convergence of a finite-volume scheme for the drift-diffusion equations in 1D.
pp 81-108

H. Li, H. Wu and H. Ma
The Legendre Galerkin-Chebyshev collocation method for Burgers-like equations.
pp 109-124

W. Bao
Error bounds for the finite-element approximation of the exterior Stokes
equations in two dimensions.
pp 125-148

H. Nguyen and R. Stevenson
Finite-element wavelets on manifolds.
pp 149-173


From: Vladik Kreinovich <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 15:24:06 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing

Reliable Computing
Volume 9, issue 2, 2003

Special Issue
Proceedings of the Validated Computing 2002 conference
May 23-25, 2002, Toronto, Canada
Guest Editor: R. Baker Kearfott

Statool: A Tool for Distribution Envelope Determination (DEnv), an
Interval-Based Algorithm for Arithmetic on Random Variables
Daniel Berleant, Lizhi Xie, Jianzhong Zhang

Numerical Experiences with a New Generalized Subinterval Selection
Criterion for Interval Global Optimization
Tibor Csendes

Estimating and Validating the Cumulative Distribution of a Function of
Random Variables: Toward the Development of Distribution Arithmetic
Weldon A. Lodwick, K. David Jamison

Interval Methods for Accelerated Global Search
in the Microsoft Excel Solver
Ivo P. Nenov, Daniel H. Fylstra

Robust Approximation of Offsets, Bisectors, and Medial Axes of Plane Curves
Joao Batista Oliveira, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo

Evaluation of Functions, Gradients, and Jacobians
Louis B. Rall


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 12:35:44 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Volume 9, Issue 5, 2002

Primal and polar approach for computing the symmetric diagonally
dominant projection
Marcos Raydan, Pablo Tarazaga, pp 333-345

Modular solvers for image restoration problems using the discrepancy principle
Peter Blomgren, Tony F. Chan, pp 347-358

ARMS: an algebraic recursive multilevel solver for general sparse
linear systems Y. Saad, B. Suchomel, pp 359-378

Some observations on the l2 convergence of the additive Schwarz
preconditioned GMRES method
Xiao-Chuan Cai, Jun Zou, pp 379-397

Volume 9, Issues 6-7, 2002 Special Issue: PRISM '01

Using the modified 2nd order incomplete Cholesky decomposition as the
conjugate gradient preconditioning
I. E. Kaporin, pp 401-408

Robust parameter-free algebraic multilevel preconditioning
Y. Notay, pp 409-428

Sparse matrix element topology with application to AMG(e) and preconditioning
Panayot S. Vassilevski, pp 429-444

A finite element method using singular functions for the Poisson equation:
crack singularities
Zhiqiang Cai, Seokchan Kim, Gyungsoo Woo, pp 445-455

Besov regularity of edge singularities for the Poisson equation in
polyhedral domains
Stephan Dahlke, pp 457-466

Asymptotical expansion in non-Lipschitzian domains - a numerical approach
A. Dimitrov, E. Schnack, pp 467-492

Maximum norm optimization of quasi-isometric mappings
V. A. Garanzha, pp 493-510

Distortion measure of trilinear mapping. Application to 3-D grid generation
L. V. Branets, V. A. Garanzha, pp 511-526

GPCG-generalized preconditioned CG method and its use with non-linear
and non-symmetric displacement decomposition preconditioners
Radim Blaheta, pp 527-550

Application of the three-way decomposition for matrix compression
Ilghiz Ibraghimov, pp 551-565

A component decomposition preconditioning for 3D stress analysis problems
M. D. Mihajlovic, S. Mijalkovic, pp 567-583

Sobolev space preconditioning for Newton's method using domain decomposition
O. Axelsson, I. Farago, J. Karatson, pp 585-598

Volume 9, Issue 8, 2002

An algebraic preconditioning method for M-matrices: linear versus
non-linear multilevel iteration
J. K. Kraus, pp 599-618

SQP algorithms for solving Toeplitz matrix approximation problem
Suliman S. Al-Homidan, pp 619-627

A fast direct solver for elliptic problems with a divergence constraint
Janne Martikainen, Tuomo Rossi, Jari Toivanen, pp 629-652

Volume 10, Issues 1-2, 2003:
Dedicated to the 60th birthday of Raytcho Lazarov

Preconditioning methods for linear systems arising in constrained
optimization problems
Owe Axelsson, Maya Neytcheva, pp 3-31

Using finite element tools in proving shift theorems for elliptic
boundary value problems
Constantin Bacuta, James H. Bramble, Joseph E. Pasciak, pp 33-64

On preconditioners for mortar discretization of elliptic problems
M. Dryja, W. Proskurowski, pp 65-82

A stabilized discontinuous finite element method for elliptic problems
Richard E. Ewing, Junping Wang, Yongjun Yang, pp 83-104

Multilevel block factorizations in generalized hierarchical bases
Edmond Chow, Panayot S. Vassilevski, pp 105-127

Domain decomposition for model heterogeneous anisotropic problem
D. Y. Kwak, S. V. Nepomnyaschikh, H. C. Pyo, pp 129-157

Balancing domain decomposition for mortar mixed finite element methods
Gergina Pencheva, Ivan Yotov, pp 159-180

A multigrid method based on graph matching for convection-diffusion equations
HwanHo Kim, Jinchao Xu, Ludmil Zikatanov, pp 181-195


From: Hans Schneider <>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 21:45:46 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Linear Algebra and its Applications
Volume 362, Pages 1-302 (15 March 2003)


Chain addition cycles, Pages 1-10
Jody M. Lockhart and William P. Wardlaw

On the limit products of a family of matrices, Pages 11-27
N. Guglielmi and M. Zennaro

Five-diagonal matrices and zeros of orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle,
Pages 29-56
M. J. Cantero, L. Moral and L. Velazquez

Facial structures for unital positive linear maps in the two-dimensional
matrix algebra, Pages 57-73
Seung-Hyeok Kye

On trees with perfect matchings, Pages 75-85
Jason J. Molitierno and Michael Neumann

Reducible pattern k-potent ray pattern matrices, Pages 87-99
Jeffrey Stuart

Relationship of eigenvalues for USAOR iterative method applied to a class of
p-cyclic matrices, Pages 101-108
Ruiming Li

The Laplacian eigenvalues of mixed graphs, Pages 109-119
Xiao-Dong Zhang and Rong Luo

The limit points of Laplacian spectra of graphs, Pages 121-128
Ji-Ming Guo

The intersection of the similarity and conjunctivity equivalence classes,
Pages 129-136
Mark A. Mills

Moore-Penrose biorthogonal systems in Euclidean spaces, Pages 137-143
Miroslav Fiedler

Additive rank-one preserving surjections on symmetric matrix spaces,
Pages 145-151
Chong-guang Cao and Xian Zhang

A companion matrix resultant for Bernstein polynomials, Pages 153-175
Joab R. Winkler

Spectrally stable matrices, Pages 177-189
Terry Lenker and Sivaram Narayan

On the construction of a Jacobi matrix from its mixed-type eigenpairs,
Pages 191-200
Zhen-yun Peng, Xi-yan Hu and Lei Zhang

Structure theorem for the rotation group over Q, Pages 201-209
Guoyang Liu and Lewis C. Robertson

Perturbation analysis of the maximal solution of the matrix equation
X+A*X-1A=P. II, Pages 211-228
Ji-gunag Sun and Shu-Fang Xu

New perturbation results on pseudo-inverses of linear operators in Banach
spaces, Pages 229-235
Jiu Ding

Convergence theorems for parallel multisplitting two-stage iterative methods
for mildly nonlinear systems, Pages 237-250
Zhong-Zhi Bai and Chuan-Long Wang

Matrix representation of quaternions, Pages 251-255
Richard William Farebrother, Jurgen Gro[ss] and Sven-Oliver Troschke

Enriched Krylov subspace methods for ill-posed problems, Pages 257-273
D. Calvetti, L. Reichel and A. Shuibi

Matrix inequalities with applications to the theory of iterated kernels,
Pages 275-286
William Banks, Asma Harcharras, Stefan Neuwirth and Eric Ricard

A rank criterion for the order of a pole of a matrix function, Pages 287-292
Fei Zhou

A note on the integer eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix of a balanced binary
tree, Pages 293-300
Oscar Rojo and Matilde Pena

Author index, Pages 301-302

Editorial board, Pages ii-iii


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