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From: Charles Van Loan <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 09:47:16 -0500
Subject: Householder Prize Nominations

Nominations for the Alston S. Householder Prize for the best PhD dissertation

in numerical algebra are due February 1, 2005.

To be eligible, the dissertation must have been submitted between
January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2004.

A nomination packet consists of

1. The dissertation or qualifying work (pdf or five hard copies).
2. An appraisal by the sponsor/thesis advisor (email or hard copy).
3. At least one other letter of support (email or hard copy).

As appropriate, documents should be submitted to


Professor Olof Widlund
Courant Institute
251 Mercer Street
New York, New York 10012


for more details about the Prize. It will be awarded at this year's
Householder Symposium .

The selection committee consists of

Olof Widlund (Courant Institute, New York University), Chair
James Demmel (University of California, Berkeley)
Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin)
Sabine Van Huffel (K.U. Leuven)
Charles Van Loan (Cornell University)


From: Joanna Littleton <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 12:53:03 -0500
Subject: SIAM Student Paper Prize

SIAM Student Paper Prize

The 2005 SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE will be presented at the 2005 SIAM Annual
Meeting scheduled for July 11-15, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Principal Guidelines

The SIAM Student Paper Prize is awarded every year to the student author(s)
of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper
Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the
student's contribution to the submitted paper. Up to three papers will be
selected for the prizes.

The purpose of the Student Paper Prize is to recognize outstanding
scholarship by students in applied mathematics and scientific computing.

Selection Procedures

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who have not
received their Ph.D. prior to March 1 of the year in which the award is given.

Submissions may be based on co-authored papers, provided that the student's
advisor will attest that the student's work played a pivotal role in the
results. A letter from the student's advisor or department chair must
accompany each entry to verify these conditions.

To enter the competition, a student must submit: (1) an extended abstract,
in English, of a paper, and (2) a short biography. The total length of the
submitted abstract (including bibliography) may not exceed five pages. The
student also must submit (3) the complete paper, which will be used for
clarification of any questions the committee may have about the extended
abstract. In addition, the student's advisor or an interested faculty
member must submit (4) a letter describing and evaluating the paper's
contribution to the literature and the student's role in the scholarship.

Deadline for Submissions

All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the SIAM
office by February 1, 2005.

Notification of Prize Winner(s)

The SIAM President will notify the recipient(s) at least six weeks before
the award date.

Each recipient is required to present his or her paper at the meeting where
the prize(s) are awarded. If attending the meeting poses a serious
hardship, an exception may be granted by the SIAM President.

Description of the Award

Each recipient of the SIAM Student Paper Prize shall receive a framed
certificate and a cash award of $1,000. Winners also receive $500 toward
travel expenses and gratis registration for the meeting.

Please direct your submission to:

Student Paper Prize Selection Committee
Professor William L. Briggs, Chair
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Please address any questions to:

J. M. Littleton
Telephone: (215) 382-9800 ext. 303

Selection Committee

The members of the selection committee are: Vincent J. Ervin, Clemson
University; Juergen Gerlach, Radford University; and S. I. Hariharan,
University of Akron.


From: Michael Bartholomew-Biggs <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:16:31 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: New Book, Nonlinear Optimization with Financial Applications

Dear fellow optimizers,

I'd like to announce the publication of:

Nonlinear Optimization with Financial Applications
by Michael Bartholomew-Biggs,
Springer,2005; 261 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 1-4020-8110-3

The book is written for undergraduate and postgraduate students
and introduces the key ideas behind practical nonlinear optimization.

The financial content of the book is designed to be relevant and
interesting to specialists. However, this material -- which occupies about
one-third of the text -- is also sufficiently accessible to allow the book
to be used on optimization courses of a more general nature.

For more details, see and search for

Mike Bartholomew-Biggs
Reader in Computational Mathematics
Numerical Optimisation Centre
School of Physics Astronomy and Mathematics
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield AL10 9AB


From: Patricia Knoerrer <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:36:27 +0100
Subject: Proceedings of ICNAAM 2004

Proceedings of ICNAAM 2004

The International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
(ICNAAM 2004) consolidates the fields of Numerical Analysis and
Computational Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. The recent volume of
ANACM provides the extended abstracts of the conference which was organized
by the European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and
Engineering (ESCMC). Read topical contributions
· Function theories and their applications in mathematical physics
· Mathematical methods in physical process modelling
· Adaptive modelling and applications
· Computational problems for periodic systems
· Application of Lattice Boltzmann Systems in flow dynamics
· The best parametrization in numerical analysis and applied mathematics
· Newton-type and other iterative methods with applications

Find more information at

Members of ESCMSE will receive ANACM free of charge. Apply for membership
of ESCMSE at


From: Larry Chen <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 19:38:22 -0800
Subject: LAPACK FlowChart Available

LAPACK FlowChart available for download

The control flowchart for LAPACK FORTRAN scientific library is available
for free downloading via

If you are trying to digest some of the routines there ( in order to
make application/enhancement), these flowchart equivalence of the source
code may be found to be of great help.

Larry Chen
Omega Charting Services


From: Yves Renard <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 10:28:40 +0100
Subject: New Releases of Getfem and Gmm

Getfem++ 1.7 and Gmm++ 1.7 released and change of web addresses

Change of web addresses:
There is a change in the web adresses of the INSA Toulouse,
The new web adresses for the two packages are now:



An important number of improvements have been done on Getfem++ 1.7.
Note that the next release will be getfem 2.0, some of its changes won't
maintain backward compatibility with getfem++-1.7.

- Introduction of the "model brick" system, which provides a general framework
for the solution of common PDEs. Each brick is dedicated to a specific task
(i.e. "handle Dirichlet conditions", "assembly of the Stokes Problem",
"solve a linear system", etc.). These bricks are then connected to each
other. Examples of use can be found in the "tests/" directory of getfem++.
- New models : Small strain plasticity, large strain elasticity, contact and
friction conditions, linearized plates, incompressibility in small and large
strain elasticity.
- Simplifications and optimizations in elementary computations.
- A direct sparse solver (SuperLU 3.0) is available "out of the box"
- Ability to export results to VTK and OpenDX.

Major changes in Gmm++ 1.7:

- New preconditionner ILUTP.
- A BFGS algorithm has been developped.
- gmm++ now handles (valid) operations mixing complex and scalars.
- gmm::real_part(V) and gmm::imag_part(V) gives a possibly writable reference
on the real and imaginary part of a complex vector or matrix.
- the SuperLU interface has been updated for SuperLU 3.0.

- getfem-matlab has been renamed "getfem-interface" since it now provides an
interface for Matlab and Python (with the Numarray package). Note that,
while it is documented and working, the python interface is still considered
a "work in progress". You have to enable it explicitly with
"./configure --enable-python". An example of use can be found here.
An interface to the gmm++ sparse matrices and solvers is also provided.


From: Brian Gough <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:27:35 +0000
Subject: New Release of GNU Scientific Library

Version 1.6 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is
now available for download at:

GSL is a free numerical library written in C using
modern coding conventions. It is distributed under
the GNU General Public License.

This release fixes bugs reported in the past year
and is backwards compatible with previous versions.

Brian Gough


From: Cristian GATU <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 09:48:09 +0100
Subject: Conference in Cyprus on Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

International Association for Statistical Computing
3rd world conference on
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus, 28-31 October, 2005


The 3rd International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC)
world conference on Computational Statistics and Data Analysis will
take place at the Amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol Cyprus, October
28-31, 2005.

The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
to discuss recent developments in computational methods, methodology
for data analysis and applications in statistics. It is associated
with the Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (CSDA), the official
journal of the IASC. This is an international journal dedicated to the
dissemination of methodological research and applications in the areas
of computational statistics and data analysis. Papers are solicited
that are within the scope and aims of the CSDA journal (see list of

Submission of 1-page abstracts: 1 May 2005
Notification of decision: 7 May 2005

Peer review papers will be considered for publication in thematic
special issues of the journal Computational Statistics & Data

Cristian Gatu


From: Michael Ng <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 09:40:02 +0800 (EAT)
Subject: Conference in Hong Kong on Superresolution Imaging

International Conference on Superresolution Imaging:
Theory, Algorithms and Applications

August 29 -- 31, 2005

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The three-day conference is the second conference on Mathematics in Image
Processing that holds in Hong Kong. The theme of the conference is on
superresolution imaging -- theory, algorithms and applications.

With the development of image processing applications, there is a big
demand for high-resolution images since high-resolution images not only
give the viewer a pleasing picture but also offer additional detail that
is important for the analysis in many applications. The current technology
to obtain high-resolution images mainly depend on sensor manufacturing
technology that attempts to increase the number of pixels per unit area
by reducing the pixel size. However, the cost for high-precision optics
and sensors may be inappropriate for general purpose commercial
applications, and there is a limitation to pixel size reduction due to
shot noise encountered in the sensor itself. Therefore, a resolution
enhancement approach using mathematical and computational techniques
has been a great concern in many areas, and it is called superresolution.

The aims of the conference are to
promote research interest in mathematical and statistical models and
computational methods in superresolution imaging for local
researchers and engineers, and to foster contacts and exchanges with
experts from other parts of the world.


Thierry Blu (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne)
Nirmal K. Bose (Pennsylvania State University)
Raymond Chan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Tony Chan (University of California, Los Angles)
Matson Charles (AFRL/DEBI)
Subhasis Chaudhuri (Indian Institute of Technology)
Albert Cohen (UniversitC) Pierre et Marie Curie)
Michael Elad (Israel Institute of Technology)
Jacques Froment (UniversitC) de Bretagne Sud)
Gene H Golub (Stanford University)
Aggelos Katsaggelos (Northwestern University)
Edmund Lam (The University of Hong Kong)
Peyman Milanfar (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Rafael Molina (Universidad de Granada)
James Nagy (Emory University)
Esmond Ng (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Mila Nikolova (CMLA ENS de Cachan)
Sung Cheol Park (Samsung Electronics)
Robert Plemmons (Wake Forest University)
Zuowei Shen (National University of Singapore)
Chong-Sze Tong (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Sabine Van Huffel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Stephen Wong (Harvard University)

The conference is supported by
Croucher Foundation, K.C. Wong Education Foundation, Hong Kong
Mathematical Society, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing,
Consulat General de France Hong Kong

No registration fee for the conference. To register, please send
an email to Zhang Shuqin ( and include your


From: Beate Jung <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 07:41:26 +0100
Subject: Conference in Germany on Finite Element Methods

Chemnitz FEM Symposium 2005
September 19 - 21, 2005.

The conference venue in Schoeneck (near Plauen, Germany)
is situated in the beautiful Vogtland mountains and provides a
stimulating and cosy atmosphere.

The symposium is organized by the DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 393
"Parallele Numerische Simulation für Physik und Kontinuumsmechanik"
and the Faculty of Mathematics, TU Chemnitz.

Scientific Topics: Finite Elements, including (but not limited to)

- error estimators,
- high order methods,
- parallel implementations.

This year special emphasis is on
-variational inequalities - contact and free boundary value problems
-pde's in optimization and optimal control
-special traetment of singularities and singular pertubed problems
-parabolic and time dependent problems

Invited Speakers:
-Gert Lube (Göttingen)
-Fredi Tröltzsch (Berlin)
-Reinhold Schneider (Kiel)
-Barbara Wolmuth (Stuttgart)

Deadlines: August 1st, 2005 : Submission of abstracts
August 10th, 2005: Book accommodation

Registration: via WWW


The symposium is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.


From: Michele Benzi <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 18:19:19 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Conference in Atlanta on Preconditioning

MAY 19-21, 2005


The deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended
to February 1st, 2005.


for information on how to submit.


From: Nikolai Simonov <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 11:36:31 -0500
Subject: IMACS Seminar at Florida State on Monte Carlo Methods

Fifth IMACS Seminar on Monte Carlo Methods

For the first time, the IMACS Seminar on Monte Carlo
Methods will take place in North America. The Florida State University
in Tallahassee will host the conference from May 16 to May 20 of 2005,
and welcomes participants from across the globe.

Plenary Speakers

Financial Applications: Ashvin Chhabra, Merrill Lynch, USA
Random Number Generation: Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal,Canada
Biological and Medical Applications: Alex Bielajew, University of Michigan, USA
Nuclear Engineering Applications: Forrest Brown, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Statistical Physics Applications: David Landau, University of Georgia, USA
Monte Carlo in Education: Robert Panoff, Shodor Education Foundation, USA
Statistical Applications: Jun Liu, Harvard University, USA
Applied Mathematics and Monte Carlo: Alexandre Chorin, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Monte Carlo in Radiation Transport: Eugene Brooks, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

The themes for the MCM2005 Conference include:

* Monte Carlo theory
* Pseudorandom number generation
* Quasirandom number generation
* Quasi-Monte Carlo theory
* Information-based complexity
* Computational aspects of Monte Carlo
* Applications of Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo
o Finance
o Statistical Physics
o Numerical Analysis
o Semiconductor Physics
o Computer Graphics
o Biology
o Chemistry
o Ecology and the Environment

Call for Papers:

We solicit proposals for special sessions at the Seminar and contributed
papers. Selected papers presented in Tallahassee will be published in a special
edition of the refereed IMACS Journal "Mathematics and Computers in Simulation",
which is a leading outlet for work in Monte Carlo methods.

Important dates are as follows:

February 15, 2005: Deadline for submission of special session proposals.
Such proposals should include the session name, the organizer, the list
of speakers, and a list of talk titles with abstracts.

February 21, 2005: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for
contributed talks.

For more information, please send an e-mail to
or visit the web-site of the conference:


From: Stephen Vavasis <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 15:29:08 -0500
Subject: FoCM Workshop in Spain on Numerical Linear Algebra


2005 Foundations of Computational Mathematics Conference
Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra
July 7-9, 2005
Santander, Spain

Conference website:
We would like to draw your attention to the Workshop on Numerical Linear
Algebra, July 7-9, 2005, to be held as part of the 2005 Foundations of
Computational Mathematics Conference in Santander, Spain.

This is the final call for contributed talks to this workshop.
Talks should be in the general area of numerical linear algebra.
We are especially interested in the following topics:

(1) fast algorithms and complexity results,
(2) structured matrix computation,
(3) applications of numerical linear algebra to other branches of
computational mathematics,

but talks in all areas of numerical linear algebra are welcome.

For full consideration, please send your name, email address,
affiliation and title of your talk to either one of the organizers by
January 20.

Yours truly,

Lothar Reichel <>
Stephen Vavasis <>

Workshop Organizers


From: J. Levesley <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 15:29:17 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Workshop in Leicester on Radial Basis Functions

Workshop on Radial Basis Functions at Leicester, UK

A one-day workshop on "Radial Basis Function Methods and Applications"
will be held at the University of Leicester, UK, on Wednesday, 23rd
February 2005.

The meeting addresses modern developments concerning both theoretical
and computational aspects of radial basis function methods, and their
recent applications in computational science and industry.

Researchers from academia and industry, as well as postgraduate students
are encouraged to attend the workshop. There is no registration fee, but
there will be a 10 pound charge for lunch.

For more information, see the web page

B. Baxter (London)
C.F. Farmer (Oxford)
A. Iske (Leicester)
M.J.D. Powell (Cambridge)

For further questions and general enquiries, please contact
Jeremy Levesley, University of Leicester, UK,
Tel.: +44(0)116 252 3899, Email:


From: Xing Cai <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:14:19 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Oslo on High Performance Computing

The 7th International Workshop on High Performance Scientific and
Engineering Computing (HPSEC-05)
Oslo, Norway, June 14-17, 2005

Scope and Interests:

High performance scientific and engineering computing has become a key
technology which will play an important part in determining, or at least
shaping, future research and development activities in many academic and
industrial branches, especially when the solution of large and complex
problems must cope with tight timing schedules.

This special workshop will continue to attract and bring together, as in
earlier years, computer scientists and engineers, applied
mathematicians, researchers in other applied fields, industrial
professionals to present, discuss and exchange idea, results, work in
progress and experience of research in the area of high performance
computing for problems in science and engineering applications.

Among the main topics (but not limited to) are:

1. development of advanced parallel and distributed methods,
2. parallel and distributed computing techniques and codes,
3. practical experiences using various parallel and distributed systems
with software such as MPI, PVM, and HPFortran, OpenMP, etc.
4. domain decomposition,
5. loop and task parallelism,
6. scheduling and load balancing,
7. compiler, hardware and OS issues for scientific and engineering
8. memory system and I/O supports for scientific and engineering
9. Hardware/software support for performance, power and energy-aware
10. Network, Mobile/wireless processing and computing,
11. performance modeling and evaluation of scientific and engineering
12. cluster and grid scientific and engineering computing.
13. applications

Important Deadlines:

Paper submission Due February 28, 2005
Notification of Acceptance March 31, 2005
Final camera-ready paper April 11, 2005

Conference Chairs:

Osamu Tatebe (General Co-Chair)
Laurence T. Yang (General Co-Chair)
H. Martin Bücker (Program Co-Chair)
Xing Cai (Program Co-Chair)


From: Meshfree <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 16:26:01 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Bonn on Meshfree Methods for PDES

Third International Workshop
Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations
First Announcement

SEPTEMBER 12-15, 2005


Ivo Babu¨ka
Ted Belytschko
Michael Griebel
Wing Kam Liu
Helmut Neunzert
Harry Yserentant



From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 19:59:07 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Workshop in Poland on Large Scale Computations on Grids

Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids (LaSCoG)
Poznan, Poland, September 11-14, 2005

Large Scale Computations on Grids (LaSCoG) Workshop will be held in
conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Parallel Processing
and Applied Mathematics (PPAM 2005)

Covered topics include (but are not limited to) grid-focused aspects of:

*Large-scale algorithms
*Symbolic and numeric computations
*High performance computations for large scale simulations
*Large-scale distributed computations
*Agent-based computing
*Data models for large-scale applications
*Security issues for large-scale computations
*Science portals
*Data visualization
*Performance analysis, evaluation and prediction
*Programming models
*Collaborative science applications


* Przemyslaw Stpiczynski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
* Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
* Marcin Paprzycki, Oklahoma State University, USA and SWPS, Poland



Submission of Papers: April 30, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2005
Conference: September 11-14, 2005
Camera-Ready Papers: October 31, 2005


From: Charles Van Loan <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 14:16:46 -0500
Subject: Senior Faculty Position at Cornell University

The Faculty of Computing and Information Science seeks an eminent
researcher in computational science and engineering (CSE) to lead our
initiatives in this area as an Associate Dean for Scientific Computing.
The position includes responsibility for overseeing the Cornell Theory
Center, whose mission is to support advanced computing across campus.
The successful candidate will receive a full professor faculty
appointment in the Cornell academic department that best resonates with
his/her personal research and teaching interests; continued leadership
in both research and teaching is thus expected.

The individual appointed must have a vision for CSE research and how
such work can best be realized through high-performance computing
systems and forward-looking curriculum. There must be a deep
appreciation for interdisciplinary research and the reality that
different research communities have different traditions and styles of
computing. (Cornell's ongoing strategic initiatives in the life
sciences, nanotechnology, and information science reflect this
diversity.) Interactions with computer scientists and applied
mathematicians will be integral to the success of the program as will be the
ability of the Associate Dean to communicate the relevance of CSE research to
corporate sponsors and society in general.

See for details about Computing and Information
Science at Cornell.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by
March 15, 2005, but will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a vita and the names and addresses of at least three

Materials may be submitted electronically to or
by post to Ms. Donna Levengood, Computing and Information Science, 4132 Upson
Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7501.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes
applications from women and ethnic minorities.


From: Grace Solari <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:54:43 -0700
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Sandia National Laboratories

Postdoctoral Research Position at Sandia National Laboratories
Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department
Computer Sciences and Information Technologies Center

The Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department
( within the Computer Sciences and Information
Technologies Center at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking highly
motivated and talented researchers in computational mathematics to apply
for a postdoctoral research position in Livermore, California. While all
applicants will be considered, preference will be given to those whose
research is directly or indirectly related to computational statistics,
particularly in the areas of statistical validation and reliability.

Applicants must have (or soon have) a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in
mathematics, statistics, computer science or related engineering or science
discipline. Applicants should also have experience in numerical analysis,
optimization, design and analysis of experiments, and Bayesian statistics.
Interest in large-scale parallel computing, proven experience in numerical
software development, and the proven ability to work in a collaborative
research environment is highly desirable.

Sandia maintains strong research programs in a variety of areas, including
computational mathematics, algorithms, computational physics/engineering,
and advanced systems software and tools. The Center supports a unique
computing environment that includes several high performance parallel
comp uters. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits and a
professional travel allowance.

Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2005 or until the position is
filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research
interests, and names of three references to Patricia Hough or Monica
Martinez-Canales at:
Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 969, MS 9159
Livermore, CA 94551

AND complete an online application at Respond to requisition
numbers 050157. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug-free workplace.
U.S. Citizenship is normally required.


From: Steve Liebling <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:48:21 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Long Island University

Post-Doctoral Position in Numerical Relativity

Applications are invited for an expected post-doctoral position at
the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in the field of
numerical relativity as part of a collaborative NSF funded project
(involving Hirschmann at BYU and Lehner and Tohline at LSU). Current
research is directed toward modeling gravitational collapse,
coupling hydrodynamics to general relativity, and development of
parallel and adaptive computational infrastructure. The relativity
group at C.W. Post will consist of two faculty members, Steve Liebling
and Arvind Borde.

The start date is negotiable, but preference is for the fall of 2005.
The appointment is initially for one year and potentially renewable
for a second year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and
continued funding. Candidates with experience and interest in general
relativity, computational physics, and relativistic astrophysics are
encouraged to apply. All candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a
related field by the time of appointment.

C.W. Post ( is one of three main
campuses of Long Island University, situated close to New York City,
and is within easy reach of Stony Brook University, and Brookhaven
National Laboratory.

To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a statement of
research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation to
be sent to:

Steve Liebling
Department of Physics
C.W. Post Campus---LIU
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548

or to the email address below (in PDF, PS, or plain text formats only).

Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2005 and will continue
until the position is filled. Direct all inquiries and electronic
applications to Steve Liebling (steve <dot> liebling <at> liu <dot> edu).


From: John W. Barrett <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:59:57 -0000
Subject: PhD Studentship at Imperial College, London

Imperial College, London is advertising a PhD Studentship in Numerical
Analysis. (Closing date 11 February 2005)

For details see


From: Jacko Koster <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 22:00:57 +0100
Subject: PhD Scholarship at the Bergen Center for Computational Science

The Bergen Center for Computational Science (BCCS, Bergen, Norway) has a
four-year PhD scholarship available. The candidate will work on the project
'Non-hydrostatic Ocean General Circulation Models'. The project is financed
by the Research Council of Norway and is a collaboration between the
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Bergen, and BCCS.

The candidate will work in the Computational Mathematics Unit with office
either at the Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, or at BCCS.
The candidate must hold a master degree, or equivalent, in natural sciences
with preferably good knowledge in mathematical modeling and programming.
Salary and conditions are according to the norms set by the Research
Council of Norway.

For more information on the Bergen Center for Computational Science see
our web pages at

For more information about the Department of Applied Mathematics, University
of Bergen, visit

For more information about the position, contact professor Jarle Berntsen,
email, phone +47 55 58 48 54, or senior scientist
Guttorm Alendal, email, phone +47 55 58 40 44.

Send the application, with CV and confirmed copies of certificates, to

Guttorm Alendal,
Bergen Center for Computational Science (BCCS),
Thormoehlensgate 55,
N-5008 Bergen, Norway

UNIFOB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
minorities and women.

Deadline for application: February 28, 2005.


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:36:36 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

August 2004, Volume 36 (Issue: 4) ISSN: 1017-1398

CONTENTS: Page, Title, Author(s)

285 The Immersed Interface Method for a Nonlinear Chemical
Diffusion Equation with Local Sites of Reactions
J.D. Kandilarov, L.G. Vulkov

309 Extrapolation Algorithms for Filtering Series of Functions,
and Treating the Gibbs Phenomenon
C. Brezinski

331 An Algorithm for Computing Fundamental Solutions of Difference
H. Branden, P. Sundqvist

345 Concerning Order of Convergence for Subdivision
C. Conti, K. Jetter

365 Newton-Like Iteration Based on a Cubic Polynomial for
Structured Matrices
G. Codevico, V.Y. Pan, M. Van Barel

March 2005, Volume 38 (Issue: 1-3) ISSN: 1017-1398

CONTENTS: Page, Title, Author(s)

1 Chebyshev Polynomials and Spectral Methods

3 Laurent?Pade Approximants to Four Kinds of Chebyshev
Polynomial Expansions. Part I. Maehly Type Approximants
J.C. Mason, A. Crampton

19 Laurent?Pade Approximants to Four Kinds of Chebyshev
Polynomial Expansions. Part II: Clenshaw?Lord Type Approximants
J.C. Mason, A. Crampton

31 A Tau Method with Perturbed Boundary Conditions for Certain
Ordinary Differential Equations
M.K. El-Daou

47 A Fast Nystrom?Broyden Solver by Chebyshev Compresssion
A. Sommariva

61 The Minimality Properties of Chebyshev Polynomials and Their
Lacunary Series
J.C. Mason

79 Adaptive Bivariate Chebyshev Approximation
A. Sommariva, M. Vianello, R. Zanovello

95 Application of the Pseudo-Spectral Method to 2D Eigenvalue
Problems in Elasticity
C.J. Talbot, A. Crampton

111 Fundamental Stokes Eigenmodes in the Square: Which Expansion
Is More Accurate, Chebyshev or Reid?Harris.
E. Leriche, G. Labrosse

133 Numerical Approximation of the Spectra of Phan-Thien Tanner
A.S. Palmer, T.N. Phillips

155 Application of the Least-Squares Spectral Element Method Using
Chebyshev Polynomials to Solve the Incompressible Navier?Stokes
M.M.J. Proot, M.I. Gerritsma

173 The Use of Chebyshev Polynomials in the Space?Time
Least-Squares Spectral Element Method
B. De Maerschalck, M.I. Gerritsma

197 Chebyshev Solution of the Nearly-Singular One-Dimensional
Helmholtz Equation and Related Singular Perturbation Equations:
Multiple Scale Series and the Boundary Layer Rule-of-Thumb
J.P. Boyd

209 Stochastic Approaches to Uncertainty Quantification in CFD
L. Mathelin, M.Y. Hussaini, T.A. Zang


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