NA Digest Saturday, February 8, 2003 Volume 03 : Issue 06

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From: Hans Mittelmann <>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 08:24:32 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Test Problems in PDE-Constrained Optimization

A Test Problem Collection in PDE-Constrained Optimization

At the recent IMA workshop Optimization in Simulation-Based Models
it was suggested to make samples of such problems available. Based
on recent own research I had already done some of that. For easier
access and increased visibility I created a separate webpage:

Additions, suggestions, and comments are very welcome. The page is
also linked to from the IMA:

(scroll to bottom of page). I may add other problems and/or more
information about the problems, but I would prefer to incorporate
contributions by others.


From: Victoria Howle <>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 15:24:26 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

Announcing the winners of the Association for Women in Mathematics Essay
Contest on Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics:

To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical
sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the
Simulation Enabled Product Realization Program at Sandia National Labs
sponsored an essay contest on biographies of contemporary women
mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government

The Grand Prize this year went to Alyssa Chase, of Townsend Harris High
School in Flushing, New York. Her winning essay was "Peggy Tang Strait: A
Pioneer in Uncharted Territory."

To read Alyssa's essay (and the essays of the First Place and Honorable
Mention winners from middle school, high school, college, and graduate
school), see the contest results at:

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the contest!


V. E. Howle
Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research
Sandia National Laboratories


From: Fred Doolittle <>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 17:52:43 -0700
Subject: New Release of the IMSL Fortran Library

Dear Colleagues,
Visual Numerics, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of IMSL Fortran
Library, Version 5.0.

The IMSL Fortran Library integrates the IMSL F90 MP library and parallel
processing features with the IMSL FORTRAN 77 mathematics and statistics
library into a single, comprehensive package.

In addition to new algorithms in mathematics and statistics, the IMSL
Fortran Library version 5.0 includes new powerful and flexible interface
modules that allow for the use of advanced Fortran syntax and optional
arguments throughout, while still providing full backward compatibility.

To find out more, please visit:

The IMSL library includes functionality in the following numerical analysis
Linear Systems
Eigensystem Analysis
Interpolation and Approximation
Integration and Differentiation
Differential Equations
Non-linear equations
Basic Matrix / Vector Operations
Special Functions

Basic Statistics
Analysis of Variance
Categorical and Discrete Data Analysis
Nonparametric Statistics
Tests of Goodness of Fit and Randomness
Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
Covariance Structures and Factor Analysis
Discriminant Analysis
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis, Life Testing, and Reliability
Multidimensional Scaling
Density and Hazard Estimatation
Line Printer Graphics
Probability Distributions and Inverses
Random Number Generation

Best Regards,
Fred Doolittle


From: Julie Haenisch <>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 09:15:24 -0500
Subject: New Books from Princeton University Press

Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers
Paul J. Nahin
With a New Preface by the Author

Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics
Robert B. Banks

Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics
Robert B. Banks

A New Paradigm for Primal-Dual Interior-Point Algorithms
Jiming Peng, Cornelis Roos, and Tam=E1s Terlaky

Classical and Celestial Mechanics:
The Recife Lectures
Edited by Hildeberto Cabral and Florin Diacu

Selfsimilar Processes
Paul Embrechts and Makoto Maejima

Behind Deep Blue:
Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion
Feng-hsiung Hsu

Mathematics Elsewhere:
An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures
Marcia Ascher


From: Lisa Fauci <>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 00:10:21 +0600
Subject: Clifford Lectures at Tulane on Fluid Mechanics in Biology

Tulane University announces the 2003 Clifford Lectures to be given by
Professor T.J. Pedley, University of Cambridge, on the topic of
Theoretical Fluid Mechanics in Biology during March 24-28, 2003 in
New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to Professor Pedley's lectures,
invited talks will be given by:

Joceline Lega (University of Arizona),
Danny Grunbaum (University of Washington),
John Kessler (University of Arizona),
Lee Karp-Boss (University of Maine),
Hidekatsu Yamazaki (Tokyo University of Fisheries, Japan),
Peter Jumars (University of Maine),
Donald Gaver (Tulane University),
Matthias Heil (University of Manchester, UK),
James Grotberg (University of Michigan),
Sarah Waters (University of Nottingham, UK),
Gerhard Holzapfel (Graz University, Austria),
Frans van de Vosse (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)

A poster session will also be hosted.

Further information may found at the website:

If you are interested in attending the Clifford lectures and conference,
please contact: Ms. Geralyn Caradona, .


From: Markus Melenk <>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 11:44:53 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Workshop in Leipzig on Multigrid and Hierarchic Techniques

11th GAMM-Workshop on
Multigrid and Hierarchic Solution Techniques
August 25-27, 2003

Max-Planck-Institute for mathematics in the sciences,

R. Bank (UCSD)
U. Langer (University of Linz)
K. Oosterlee (Technical University of Delft)

and by e-mail:

DEADLINE for registration:
June 30, 2003


From: Giuseppe Rodriguez <>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 12:39:39 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Sandinia on Operator Theory and Applications


In this second announcement we present some updated information on the
Fourteenth International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications
(IWOTA 2003), organized at the University of Cagliari, Sardinia,
Italy, from Tuesday June 24 to Friday June 27, 2003.

is to bring together mathematicians and engineers interested in
operator theory and applications. Adhering to a tradition started at
the Faro and Blacksburg meetings, the meeting will be focussed on a
few special themes, without losing sight of the general IWOTA mission.
Our special interest areas, suggested by research existing at the
University of Cagliari and at other Italian universities, are
* structured matrices,
* inverse scattering,
* control theory.

Apart from that, we will welcome proposals on special sessions
involving other traditional IWOTA areas. As a matter of fact, special
sessions on numerical estimates for operators (organized by N.K.
Nikolski of Bordeaux), pseudodifferential operators (organized by
Luigi Rodino of the University of Torino), interpolation theory
(organized by Joe Ball of Virginia Tech and Victor Vinnikov of the
Weizmann Institute), and reproducing kernel space methods in sampling
(organized by Zuhair Nashed of Central Florida University) have been
approved. Special sessions on structured matrices, inverse scattering,
and control theory will be included shortly. To organize a special
session (of 6-8 30 minute talks and maybe a 45 minute talk), you
should submit a (not more than one page) proposal to the Scientific
Committee by sending an e-mail to the following address: Approval of any such a proposal is at the
discretion of the Scientific Committee, given enough room in the
program to accommodate the session.

CONTACT INFORMATION. The official web site for IWOTA 2003 is as

It is a great honor for us, the organizers Sebastiano Seatzu, Cornelis
Van der Mee, Giuseppe Rodriguez, and Alessandro Giua, to invite you to
come to IWOTA 2003. We also invite you to make suggestions as to the
program and the topics to be discussed, either to us or to the
Scientific Committee. To communicate, please send an e-mail to one of
the following addresses:
* Local organizers:;
* Scientific Committee:;
* Submitting abstracts:


From: Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 13:22:26 +0100
Subject: Workshop in Cyprus on Computational Management Science

International Workshop on
Computational Management Science, Economics, Finance and Engineering
28-30 March 2003, Limassol, Cyprus.

Sponsored by the Society for Computational Economics.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
to discuss recent developments in computational methods for decision
making and design. The workshop will cover computational methods and
tools for decision and control in economics, finance, management and
engineering. This is intended to include areas such as data mining,
management science/operations research, econometrics, statistics,
computer science, numerical methods, engineering decision and design
problems such as control systems, process systems, power systems and
energy production.

Papers are solicited that deal significantly with computational
aspects of such topics as: linear and nonlinear systems, econometrics,
statistics, stochastic control, automatic differentiation, nonlinear
model solution methods, mathematical programming algorithms,
variational inequality and other algorithms for computing equilibria,
algorithmic models of decision making including genetic algorithms,
auction modeling, neural networks, artificial intelligence,
computability and complexity theory, parallel and supercomputing,
qualitative reasoning and models including qualitative simulation.

Tutorials will take place the 28th of March 2002.

Special Issue:

o Peer review papers will be considered for publication in a special
issue of the journal Computational Management Science (URL:

o Papers containing a strong computational statistics component will
be considered for publication in the journal Computational
Statistics & Data Analysis (URL:
Standard peer review procedure will be applied.

E.J. Kontoghiorghes (CH), A. Nagurney (USA), P. Pardalos (USA) and
B. Rustem (UK).

International Program Committee:
H. Amman (NL), D. Belsley (USA), M. Binder (USA), Y. Censor (IL),
C. Christodoulou (UK), P. De Angelis (IT), C. Deissenberg (FR),
J. Doornik (UK), P. Foschi (IT), M. Gilli (CH), V. Hajivassiliou
(UK), J. Gondzio (UK), M. Grauer (GE), M. Juillard (FR), M.-Y. Kao
(USA), J. Li (USA), I. Maros (UK), A. Migdalas (GR), B. Mirkin (UK),
G. Mitra (UK), L. Pitsoulis (UK), D.S.G. Pollock (UK), S. Siokos
(UK), G. Toraldo (IT), S. Sayan (TR), P. Winker (GE), E. Xekalaki
(GR), S. Zenios (CY).

Local organizing committee:
E.J. Kontoghiorghes, M. Fyrillas, C. Gatu, S. Panis, P. Yanev,
P. Masouras.

Important dates:

Submission of 1-page abstracts: 19 February 2003
Notification of acceptance: 25 February 2003
Workshop: 28-30 March 2003
Submission of full papers: 30 May 2003
Notification of decision: 30 August 2003
Final papers: 30 November 2003

Single page plain text abstracts should be submitted electronically
before the deadline.

For further information please contact


From: Donna Bower <>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 12:09:47 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at University of Maryland

The Center for Scientific Computation And Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
invites applications for post-doctoral Research Associates positions to
join the research program of the Center. The newly established Center
was created as a 'major impact' project by the University of Maryland
College Park (UMCP) to address the growing impact of coupling
computations with modeling in diverse scientific fields. The primary
goal of CSCAMM is to foster research activity which highlights the
interaction between scientific computation and mathematical modeling as
complementary avenues to theory and experiments. Recent examples for
such successful interactions could be found in multi-scale modeling and
simulations of atmospheric-oceanic dynamics, nano-structures, protein
folding and turbulence and transport in fluids and plasma.

To promote its interdisciplinary goal, CSCAMM sponsors an active
visitors program through a series of international workshops and
conferences. In addition, CSCAMM supports an educational program through
active involvement with the new UMCP Applied Mathematics and Scientific
Computation graduate program. More about CSCAMM can be found at

Successful applicants are expected to have a strong component of their
research devoted to the development and implementation of novel
computational algorithms. CSCAMM will encourage interdisciplinary
collaboration with leading local scholars for whom computation is an
essential part of their research activities. As CSCAMM faculty,
successful applicants will enjoy involvement with CSCAMM visitors'
program, and access to CSCAMM high end computing facilities.

Appointments are for two years and the applicants might arrange a
reduced teaching load of one semester course per year. Salary range is
$42,000-$47,000 with additional $4000 for support of the incumbent's
research program.

Qualified applicants are requested to mail their application letter
together with cv, description of research program and arrange for three
letters of recommendation mailed to:

Eitan Tadmor, Director
c/o Donna Adams Bower
4146 CSIC Bldg. #406
Paint Branch Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742.

Full consideration will be given to applications received before
February 28, 2003.
CSCAMM is an AA/EEO employer.


From: Matus <>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 12:21:03 +0200
Subject: Contents, Computational methods in Applied mathematics

Table of Contents
Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics
2002, Volume 2, Number 4

For more information, including abstracts and access
to full text, see .

Mathematical and numerical study of an industrial scheme for two-phase
flows in porous media under gravity
G. Enchery, R. Eymard, R. Masson, and S. Wolf

Spectrally consistent approximations to the matrix exponent and their
applications to boundary layer problem
V. V. Bobkov

Monotone schemes of a higher order of accuracy for differential
problems with boundary conditions of the second and third kind
P. Matus

Semi-Lagrangian integration schemes for viscous incompressible flows
M. Seaid

Iterative methods for solving convection-diffusion problem
P. N. Vabishchevich

Peter Matus,
editor of CMAM,


From: Peter Olver <>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 23:33:35 -0600
Subject: Contents: Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Table of Contents
Vol. 3 Issue 1

Francoise Tisseur, Jean-Pierre Dedieu, Myong-Hi Kim, Michael Shub:
Implicit Gamma Theorems (I): Pseudoroots and Pseudospectra
pp. 1-31

V. N. Temlyakov:
Nonlinear Methods of Approximation
pp. 33-107


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