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2015 December 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2084 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Joerg Liesen
SUBJECT: New Linear Algebra Textbook 
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Linear Algebra by J�rg Liesen and Volker Mehrmann
Springer Verlag / xi + 324 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-3-319-24344-3 /
List Price $39.99
http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319243443

This self-contained textbook takes a matrix-oriented approach to linear algebra and 
presents a complete theory, including all details and proofs, culminating in the 
Jordan canonical form and its proof. Throughout the development, the applicability 
of the results is highlighted. Additionally, the book presents special topics from 
applied linear algebra including matrix functions, the singular value decomposition, 
the Kronecker product and linear matrix equations.

The matrix-oriented approach to linear algebra leads to a better intuition and a 
deeper understanding of the abstract concepts, and therefore simplifies their use in 
real world applications. Some of these applications are presented in detailed 
examples. In several 'MATLAB-Minutes' students can comprehend the concepts and 
results using computational experiments. Necessary basics for the use of MATLAB are 
presented in a short introduction. Students can also actively work with the material 
and practice their mathematical skills in more than 300 exercises.


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2015 December 01                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2083 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Xuhua Liu
SUBJECT: Recent Advances in Linear Algebra and Graph Theory 
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"Recent Advances in Linear Algebra and Graph Theory"
First Announcement

March 5-6, 2016 (Saturday-Sunday)
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Overview:
This conference honors the career of Dr. Ronald L. Smith, upon the occasion of his 
retirement, in recognition of his many important contributions in linear algebra and 
graph theory. This meeting aims to stimulate research and to foster interaction of 
mathematicians in all aspects of linear algebra and graph theory and to provide an 
opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and developments on these research 
areas.

Invited Plenary Speakers:
Shaun Fallat (University of Regina, Canada)
Teresa Haynes (East Tennessee State University, USA)
Charlie Johnson (The College of William and Mary, USA)
Tin-Yau Tam (Auburn University, USA)
Fuzhen Zhang (Nova Southeastern University, USA)

Sponsors:
National Science Foundation
Department of Mathematics, UTC
College of Arts & Sciences, UTC
Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, UTC
Pearson Education

Please visit the conference website 
http://www.utc.edu/mathematics/events/2016-conference/index.php for detailed 
information and for updates.


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2015 November 30                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2082 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 55 Can Now Be Read Online 
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ssue 55 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS, can now be obtained online at 
http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/

Issue 55 includes 
a feature article on linear algebra and quantum information theory by Sarah Plosker, 
an interview of Frank Uhlig by Tin-Yau Tam, 
an education article by David Strong, 
notices of conferences, 
a couple of book reviews, 
interesting problem solutions, 
new problems to try, 
and more... 
Enjoy!

  
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2015 November 24                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2081 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Zdenek Strakos
SUBJECT: Miroslav Fiedler 
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Dear Friends,
Dear ILAS community,

With a deep sorrow we inform you that in the morning of 20th November 2015 Professor 
Miroslav Fiedler passed away peacefully at his home.


You may express your sympathy to the family by sending a message to 
mathinst@math.cas.cz.



Jiri Rakosnik, Miroslav Rozloznik, Zdenek Strakos 


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2015 November 23                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2080 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Qi Wen Ng
SUBJECT: New Book by Shmuel Friedland: Matrices 
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A new book of interest to ILAS members will be published in Dec 2015:


Title: Matrices - Algebra, Analysis and Applications
Author: Shmuel Friedland

Publisher: World Scientific
Pages: 596 pp
Bind: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-981-4667-96-8

For sample chapter, kindly visit
http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9567
  
  
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2015 November 23                                    ILAS-NET Message No. 2079 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Orly Alter
SUBJECT: Postdoctoral and Graduate Positions at the University of Utah 
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Postdoctoral and Graduate Positions at the Genomic Signal Processing Lab at the 
University of Utah

We invite applications for one postdoctoral scholar and two graduate students to 
join our Genomic Signal Processing Lab to work on our five-year NCI U01 project, 
"Multi-Tensor Decompositions for Personalized Cancer Diagnostics and Prognostics" - 
http://www.alterlab.org/physics_of_cancer/.

The Genomic Signal Processing Lab is widely recognized for breaking new ground in 
mathematics, genetics, and at the interface between the two fields, since our highly 
cited invention of the "eigengene."  We pioneered both matrix and tensor modeling of 
large-scale molecular biological data, and demonstrated that they can be used to 
correctly predict previously unknown cellular mechanisms.  Postdoctoral and Ph.D. 
alumni of our lab have gone on to faculty positions at major universities and data 
science leadership positions at pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions.

The postdoctoral scholar and graduate students will participate in (i) the 
development of new mathematical frameworks that generalize the singular value 
decomposition (SVD) from one two-dimensional dataset to multiple high-dimensional 
datasets; (ii) the use of these frameworks in the computational modeling of 
patient-matched genomic profiles from, e.g., the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA); and 
(iii) the experimental testing of the models in collaboration with our colleagues 
from the University of Utah School of Medicine.  This work is expected to offer 
answers to the open question of the relation between a tumor's genome and a 
patient's outcome.

The successful postdoctoral applicant will have (i) a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, 
bioengineering, physics, or a related discipline, (ii) with research, possibly also 
work experience in data science, preferably also scientific computing and genetics, 
and (iii) a track record of published papers and conference presentations.  To apply 
for the postdoctoral position, please e-mail your CV, including the contact 
information for three references, to Orly Alter  by January 15, 
2016.

The successful graduate applicants will have (i) a B.Sc. or an M.Sc. in applied 
mathematics, bioengineering, physics, or a related discipline, (ii) some additional 
background in genetics, and (iii) some research or work experience in data science, 
preferably with a track record of published papers or theses, or conference 
presentations.  To apply for a graduate position, please submit your application to 
the University of Utah Graduate School by January 15, 2016 - 
https://www.bioen.utah.edu/education/graduate/graduate_admissions/graduate_admissions.
php.

The University of Utah is one of the most innovative institutions in bioengineering, 
computer science, and human genetics.  Beautiful, cosmopolitan, and with a large 
population of young professionals, Salt Lake City offers easy access to 
internationally renowned ski resorts and national parks. 


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2015 November 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2078 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2015 ILAS Election Voting Is Now Open 
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Each member of ILAS has been e-mailed (on November 13) an individual username and 
password and instructions for electronic voting , and voting is open.  If you have 
not yet voted, you may vote any time through11:59 PM GMT Dec 31 but it is 
recommended to vote by Dec 30.  Note: 
The end date of the election is Dec 31, not in January as previously announced on 
ILAS-Net. 
ILAS operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the election ends at 11:59 PM GMT 
regardless of the time zone you are in.  So for many people the election ends early 
in the day Dec 31, and it is recommended to vote by Dec 30. 
If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are a 2015 
member (remember, receiving ILAS-Net messages does not imply you are an ILAS 
member).  You can determine whether or not you are a 2015 member of ILAS (as of Nov. 
8, 2015) by consulting the website:

http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html

If you are a member and did not receive an e-mail, please contact Leslie Hogben 
, ILAS Secretary Treasurer, to obtain your username and password.


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2015 October 21                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2077 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer
SUBJECT: Voting In Upcoming 2015 ILAS Elections 
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In the upcoming ILAS elections, electronic voting will again be used, with Votenet 
Solutions, the company that has conducted previous ILAS elections (and that is used 
by SIAM to conduct its elections).  

Each member will be e-mailed an individual username and password and instructions 
for electronic voting. This e-mail will be sent on or about November 15, 2015. You 
may vote as soon as you receive your username and password. Voting will conclude on 
January 15, 2016. Any member who prefers to vote by paper ballot (or PDF ballot to 
be printed) should e-mail the Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben  
to request a paper ballot; such request must be received by November 8.

You can determine whether or not you are a 2015 member of ILAS (as of Oct. 18, 2015) 
by consulting the website 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html


Please note: 
This is the only current online list of ILAS members, even though there may be other 
sites with old lists of ILAS members. 
Receiving ILAS-net messages does not make you an ILAS member.  See 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html for information about ILAS membership. 

After November 8, it is no longer possible to add online voters, so anyone whose 
membership is processed after that date will receive a PDF ballot to be printed and 
returned like a paper ballot. Please note that it takes about 2 weeks to process 
memberships, and no 2015 memberships will be accepted for processing after December 
9, 2015 (2016 memberships will continue to be accepted but will probably not 
processed before 2016).


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2015 October 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2076 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard Brualdi
SUBJECT: Deadline for Nominations For The 2016 Hans Schneider Prize 
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Reminder of the December 1, 2015 deadline for Nominations for the 2016 Hans 
Schneider Prize of the International Linear Algebra Society

The International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) is seeking nominations for its 2016 
Hans Schneider Prize. The prize is awarded every three years for research, 
contributions, and achievements at the highest level of Linear Algebra. The Prize 
may be awarded for an outstanding scientific achievement or for lifetime 
contribution. The Prize consists of a plaque and a certificate containing the 
citation, along with an invitation to give a lecture at its meeting in Leuven, 
Belgium, July 11-15, 2016.

Nominations should include a brief biographical sketch, and a statement explaining 
why the nominee is considered worthy of the prize, including references to 
publications or other contributions of the nominee which are considered most 
significant in making this assessment. The chair of the prize committee is Richard 
A. Brualdi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nominations should be sent to 
brualdi@math.wisc.edu by December 1, 2015. For more information see the ILAS 
homepage: 
 http://ilasic.org/
 
 
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2015 October 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2075 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer
SUBJECT: Fax Problem 
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Unfortunately the ISU Department of Mathematics fax line 515-294-5454, which ILAS 
uses, has been malfunctioning for some time although we did not know this until 
today.  It has now been repaired and seems to be working (it successfully sent and 
received faxes).  So if you recently tried and failed to fax a dues payment, please 
try again (unless you already sent by post).  I apologize for the inconvenience.


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2015 October 13                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2074 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Raf Vandebril
SUBJECT: The 20th ILAS Conference 
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The 20th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) will take 
place 
July 11-15, 2016     
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium       

The plenary speakers are 
Koenraad Audenaert 
Pierre Comon 
Paul van Dooren 
Bruno Iannazzo 
Monique Laurent 
Elizabeth Meckes 
Pablo A. Parrilo (LAA speaker, supported by Elsevier) 
Andre Ran 
Fernando de Teran (SIAG/LA speaker) 

The current list of invited minisymposia is 
Data-Driven Model Reduction by Athanasios C. Antoulas 
Matrix Equations by Peter Benner and Beatrice Meini 
Matrix Inequalities and Operator Means by Jean-Christophe Bourin and Takeaki Yamazaki 
Linear Algebra and Quantum Computation by Chi-Kwong Li, Raymond Sze, and Yiu Tung 
Poon 
Image Restoration and Reconstruction by Marco Donatelli and Jim Nagy 
Matrix Methods in Network Analysis by Francesco Tudisco and Dario Fasino 
Low-Rank Tensor Approximations by Andre Uschmajew and Bart Vandereycken 
Matrix methods for solving systems of multivariable polynomial equations by Bernard 
Mourrain, Marc Van Barel, and Vanni Noferini 

The abstract submission system is open now, and we welcome proposals for contributed 
mini-symposia and contributed talks. Rooms at fixed prices are reserved for the 
participants, the full list and reservation tool will be available October 15.  The 
registration will open beginning of November.

Important dates:
15 Oct 2015 List of hotels and reservation tool goes online.
15 Dec 2015 Contributed mini-symposium submission deadline (title and speakers).
31 Jan 2016 Notification of acceptance of the contributed mini-symposia.
15 Mar 2016 Title and abstract submission deadline for all talks.
15 Apr 2016 Notification of abstract acceptance for contributed talks.
15 May 2016 Early bird registration deadline.


For additional information, see 
http://ilas2016.cs.kuleuven.be


Raf Vandebril
http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/raf.vandebril
  
  
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2015 October 06                                  ILAS-NET Message No. 2073 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Sarah Carnochan Naqvi
SUBJECT: ILAS-Net Updates 
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ILAS-Net has recently moved to a new service provider.  As part of the service, 
there is a new archive for ILAS-Net messages and an RSS feed for ILAS-Net Messages.

The link to the archived messages can be found on the ILAS-Net web page:

http://www.ilasic.org/ilas-net/

Below is the direct link to the new archive starting with messages in September, 2015.

http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/home/?u=6f8674f5d780d2dc591d397c9&id=dbda1af1a5

The RSS feed can enhance your access to the ILAS-Net messages.  You can access the 
messages without searching your email.  It can also be an alternative to receiving 
the email messages.  You can subscribe to the RSS Feed from the site:

http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/feed?u=6f8674f5d780d2dc591d397c9&id=dbda1af1a5

If you have any questions or concerns about ILAS-Net, please contact me at 
ilasic@uregina.ca

Sincerely,
Sarah 


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2015 September 28                                    ILAS-NET Message No. 2072 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard A. Brualdi
SUBJECT: Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award for Biswa Nath Datta 
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Biswa Nath Datta, Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Distinguished Research 
Professor at Northern Illinois University has received the 2015 Fulbright-Nehru 
Distinguished Chair Award by United States Department of State Bureau of Education 
and Cultural Affairs with Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) as the 
Home Institute, for the period of four months beginning October 1, 2015.

Earlier, Biswa had received two Senior Fulbright Specialists Awards in 2006 and 2008 
in Mongolia and Egypt, respectively, to visit and deliver lectures on his research 
at National University of Mongolia and at several Universities in Egypt. The 
Distinguished Chair Award is of the highest level of Fulbright Awards. According to 
the Fulbright website:

          "The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Program awards are viewed as the most 
prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. The candidates 
are considered eminent scholars and have significant publication and 
teaching record."
In India the award will be administered by United States-India Educational 
Foundation (USIEF) which promotes "mutual understanding between the nationals of 
India and the national of United States through the educational exchange of 
outstanding scholars, professional and students."

During the award period, in addition to delivering lectures, workshops, and courses, 
and conducting research at the home institute, IIT-KGP, Biswa will visit several 
other Universities and Research Organizations in India, including IIT-Delhi, 
IIT-Madras, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Gujarat, IIT- Guwahati, Indian Institute of Science, 
Bangalore, Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi, to deliver 
lectures on his current interdisciplinary research on Computational and Optimization 
Methods for Inverse Quadratic Eigenvalue Problems in Active Vibration Control and 
Finite Element Model Updating.


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2015 September 25                                   ILAS-NET Message No. 2070 
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Fuzhen Zhang
SUBJECT: 5th International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications, December, 
2015 
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Updates on the 5th International Conference on Matrix Analysis and Applications 
(ICMAA), Florida, December 17-20, 2015

Overview:
This meeting aims to stimulate research and interaction of mathematicians in all 
aspects of linear and multilinear algebra, matrix analysis, graph theory, and their 
applications and to provide an opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and 
developments on these subjects. The previous conferences were held in China 
(Beijing, Hangzhou), United States (Nova Southeastern University), and Turkey 
(Konya). Former keynote speakers are Roger Horn, Richard Brualdi, Chi-Kwong Li, 
Steve Kirkland and Alexander A. Klyachko (ILAS guest speaker).   

Invited Keynote Speaker:
Professor Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois, Chicago, U.S.A.

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC):
Shaun Fallat (University of Regina, Canada) Peter Semrl (University of Ljubljana, 
Slovenia) Tin-Yau Tam (Auburn University, U.S.A.) Qingwen Wang (Shanghai University, 
Shanghai, China) Fuzhen Zhang (Nova Southeastern University, U.S.A. Chair)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC):
Shahla Nasserasr (Chair, Nova Southeastern University, U.S.A.) Vehbi Paksoy (Nova 
Southeastern University, U.S.A.) and math faculty and students of Nova Southeastern 
University

Sponsors:
Nova Southeastern University (U.S.A.)
Shanghai University (China)

Registration Deadline: November 18, 2015 (Online registration fee: $90. Onsite 
registration fee: $110).

The De Gruyter math journal "Special Matrices" will devote an issue for the 
conference.  

A special session will be dedicated to the memory of R. C. Thompson.

Tentative Schedule:
December 17, 6pm-9pm Registration/Reception
December 18, 9:00-6:30pm Talks
December 19, 8:30-6:30pm Talks
December 20, 8:30-12 Talks, 12:00-7:00pm Excursion Shark Valley

Please visit the conference website 
http://www.nova.edu/~zhang/15NovaMatrixMainPage.html
for detailed information and for updates.


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2015 September 20  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2070
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin N. Vander Meulen, Editor-in-Chief, IMAGE
SUBJECT: Send News and Articles for IMAGE Issue 55
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Deadline: October 1, 2015.

IMAGE seeks to publish all news of interest to the linear algebra community.

New problems for the problem section are always welcome. Also, if you have a a 
conference 
report, please send it in.

Send your items directly to the appropriate person:

  Problems and Solutions to  Bojan Kuzma (bojan.kuzma@upr.si)
  History of Linear Algebra to  Naomi Shaked-Monderer (nomi@tx.technion.ac.il)
  Book Reviews to  Douglas Farenick (Doug.Farenick@uregina.ca)
  Linear Algebra Education news to David Strong (David.Strong@pepperdine.edu)
  Announcements and Reports of Conferences, Workshops and Journals to Minerva Catral 
(catralm@xavier.edu)
  Interviews of Senior Linear Algebraists to Carlos Fonseca (carlos@sci.kuniv.edu.kw)
  Advertisements to Amy Wehe (awehe@fitchburgstate.edu)
  Feature articles to Michael Cavers (mscavers@gmail.com)

All other news to Kevin N. Vander Meulen (kvanderm@redeemer.ca).  This includes:
   Honors and awards, funding opportunities, job openings.
   Brief references to articles appearing elsewhere, of interest to the linear 
algebra 
community.
   Announcements of new books, software, websites.
   Transitions (new positions, obituaries).
   Letters to the Editor.
   Small items like clever proofs, historical tidbits, cartoons, etc.
   Suggestions for IMAGE

Deadline for submission is Oct. 1, 2015



IMAGE Issue 55 is scheduled to be published online Dec. 1, 2015.
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2015 September 20  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2069
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: 2015 ILAS Elections
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The Nominating Committee for the 2015 ILAS elections has completed its work.

Nominated for a three year term, beginning March 1, 2016, as ILAS Vice-President is:

- Bryan Shader, USA

Nominated for the two open three-year terms, beginning March 1, 2016, as "at-large" 
members of the ILAS Board of Directors are:

- Ravi Bapat, India
- Naomi Shaked-Monderer, Israel
- Helena Smigoc, Ireland
- Xingzhi Zhan, China

According to ILAS By-Laws, additional nominations may be made by electronic or 
regular 
mail by any three members of ILAS; prior approval of the nominee is required. All 
such 
nominations should be sent to the chair of the Nominating Committee, Rachel Quinlan, 
rachel.quinlan@nuigalway.ie, by October 15, 2015.

Many thanks to the Nominating Committee:

Pauline van den Driessche
Rachel Quinlan (chair)
Raf Vandebril
David Watkins
Hugo Woerdeman

for their important service to ILAS.

Thanks also to the nominees for agreeing to stand for election.


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2015 September 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2068
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Michele Benzi
SUBJECT: 2016 Copper Mountain Conference
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The Fourteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods

                 March 20th - March 25, 2016
                Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA


The Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods, held every other year, is the 
premiere conference on all aspects of iterative solution methods and their 
applications. The meeting is organized in cooperation with SIAM.

The 2016 meeting features a workshop on

     "Iterative Linear Algebraic Data Mining Techniques"

organized by Alex Breuer and Geoff Sanders and will include a tutorial by Van Emden 
Henson (the tutorial is scheduled for Sunday, March 20th.) The workshop focuses on 
numerical analysis issues associated with linear algebraic approaches to classifying, 
ranking, and clustering data. More information can be found on the conference web 
site (see link below).

As in the past, there will be a Copper Mountain Special Section of the SIAM Journal 
on Scientific Computing devoted to iterative methods. It will be open to submissions 
from the whole community.

Important Deadlines:

Student competition papers: January 15, 2016

Author abstracts: January 22, 2016

Early registration: January 29, 2016

Guaranteed lodging:  March 5, 2016

For additional information, see

http://grandmaster.colorado.edu/~copper/2016/index.php 

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Special Note to DOE Travelers:

==> Conference Request Deadline is October 20th 2015 <===

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2015 September 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2067
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: September 30 - The Deadline for Proposals for ILAS Lectureships
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the Society 
maintains a program of ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. This is a reminder 
that there is a deadline of 30 September 2015 for receipt of proposals for  
sponsorship of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings taking place in 2016. Further  
details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following link:

http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html

You may also find information on Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund there. Please note 
that we will not be able to consider applications submitted after the deadline as it 
is important to rank all of the proposals in one go.


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2015 September 10  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2066
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Sarah Carnochan Naqvi
SUBJECT: Updated ILAS-Net
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Dear ILAS-Net Members:

ILAS-Net has moved to the email service MailChimp.  Many of you receiving this 
message may not have received an ILAS-Net message in quite a while.  If you would 
like to unsubscribe, please select the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this message.

This service will allow us to maintain a message archive through MailChimp and an RSS 
feed for ILAS-Net messages.  Details on these services will be announced shortly.

Sincerely,
Sarah

Sarah Carnochan Naqvi
ILAS-Net Manager

ILAS-NET is a moderated newsletter for mathematicians worldwide, with a focus on 
linear algebra.


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2015 August 31  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2065
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Avi Berman
SUBJECT: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Technion
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Applications are now being accepted for a 12 month postdoctoral fellowship in the 
Department of Mathematics at the Technion, under the supervision of Avi Berman. The 
successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in mathematics, and research 
strengths in 
one or more of combinatorial matrix theory, spectral graph theory, and nonnegative 
matrix 
theory. The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship is 120000 NIS for the 12 month 
appointment.

Applicants should forward a current CV, a publication list, a statement of research 
interests and two letters of reference, by email to: 

berman@technion.ac.il

The successful candidate will be expected to start no later than 1 October, 2015.


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2015 August 06  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2064
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Sarah Carnochan Naqvi
SUBJECT: Upcoming Changes to ILAS-Net
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ILAS-Net will be changing service providers later this month.  Once the change over 
is completed, you will receive a message with information about managing your 
ILAS-Net Subscription.

If you have any questions, please contact me at ilasic@uregina.ca.

Sincerely,
Sarah  

Sarah Carnochan Naqvi
ILAS-Net Manager
http://www.ilasic.org/ilas-net/



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2015 July 15  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2063
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Stephen Kirkland
SUBJECT: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Manitoba
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Applications are now being accepted for a 12 month postdoctoral fellowship in the 
Department of Mathematics at the University of Manitoba, under the supervision of 
Steve 
Kirkland. The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in mathematics, and 
research 
strengths in one or more of combinatorial matrix theory, spectral graph theory, and 
nonnegative matrix theory. The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship is $35,000 
(CAD) 
for the 12 month appointment.

Applicants should forward a current CV, a publication list, and a statement of 
research 
interests by email to: 
                 stephen.kirkland@umanitoba.ca

Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference to be forwarded to:
                 stephen.kirkland@umanitoba.ca 
no later than 15 August, 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to start no 
later than 1 October, 2015. 

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive 
workplace.  
Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible 
minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual 
orientations and genders.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance 
with 
the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of 
Privacy" (Manitoba).  Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to 
participating 
members of the search process.



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2015 June 15  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2062
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Miroslav Englis
SUBJECT: Special Issue of Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal in Honour of Miroslav 
Fiedler
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Dear colleagues,

I am writing to you as the current editor-in-chief of Czechoslovak Mathematical 
Journal, 
where I succeeded my predecessor, a well known expert in linear algebra and graph 
theory, Miroslav Fiedler. 

In April 2016 it will be 90 years since Miroslav Fiedler was born, and we would like 
to 
publish a special issue of our journal devoted to this special occasion.

I would like to cordially invite you to submit a paper to this special issue.

To allow for timely refereeing and processing of all submissions, the deadline for 
contributions is December 31, 2015, and they are welcome to be just sent as PDF to 
englis@math.cas.cz . However, if possible, it will be most helpful for us if you can 
let 
us know in 2-3 weeks at least tentatively whether you plan to contribute.

Kindly please feel free to pass this invitation also to any colleagues of yours who 
might be interested.

We will be extremely happy if you decide to contribute to this special volume 
honouring 
our renowned colleague and respected friend.

Sincerely yours,           Miroslav Englis
                           Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal
                           




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2015 June 08  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2061 (UPDATED)
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Frank Uhlig
SUBJECT: John Francis of QR fame to receive an Honorary Doctorate
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John Francis is to receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree for his achievements 
in 
Numerical Analysis from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England this summer. 
The 
ceremony will take place at the Brighton Dome on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 10 am 
during Summer 
Graduation exercises.

John is being honored for (co-)inventing the QR algorithm and also for the Implicit 
Q Theorem 
55 years ago that simplified eigenvalue computations tremendously.  This is his 
second 
academic degree after receiving his first, a Bachelor of Science from the Open 
University in 
2011. 

For a short biography and the history of how John was found after 5 decades of 
oblivion, see 
G. Golub and F. Uhlig:  

"The QR algorithm: 50 years later; its genesis by John Francis and Vera 
Kublanovskaya, and 
subsequent developments", IMA J. Num. Anal., vol. 29 (2009), p. 467-485. 
( http://www.dm.unibo.it/~guerrini/html/an_09_10/QR_50_years_later.pdf ) 

And also F. Uhlig : "Finding John Francis who found QR fifty years ago", IMAGE Bull. 
Int. Lin. 
Alg. Soc., 43 (2009), p. 19-21.
( http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/ )



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2015 June 05  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2061
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Frank Uhlig
SUBJECT: John Francis of QR fame to receive an Honorary Doctorate
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John Francis is to receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree for his achievements 
in Numerical Analysis from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England this 
summer. The ceremony will take place at the Brighton Dome on Thursday July 16, 2015 
at 10 am during Summer Graduation exercises.

John is being honored for (co-)inventing the QR algorithm and also for the Implicit 
Q Theorem 55 years ago that simplified eigenvalue computations tremendously.  This 
will be his first academic degree. 

For a short biography and the history of how John was found after 5 decades of 
oblivision, see G. Golub and F. Uhlig:  

"The QR algorithm: 50 years later; its genesis by John Francis and Vera 
Kublanovskaya, and subsequent developments", IMA J. Num. Anal., vol. 29 (2009), p. 
467-485. 
( http://www.dm.unibo.it/~guerrini/html/an_09_10/QR_50_years_later.pdf ) 

And also F. Uhlig : "Finding John Francis who found QR fifty years ago", IMAGE Bull. 
Int. Lin. Alg. Soc., 43 (2009), p. 19-21.
( http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/ )



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2015 June 01  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2060
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: IMAGE 54 Can Now Be Read Online
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Issue 54 of IMAGE, the bulletin of ILAS, can now be obtained online at
http://www.ilasic.org/IMAGE/ 

Issue 54 includes three interviews, one of Ravindra Bapat, one of Miroslav Fiedler, 
and 
one of Sarah Caranochan Naqvi. It also includes an Education article on articles for 
teaching in linear algebra, and another article on gems in linear algebra. As per 
usual, 
there are also solutions to problems and new problems to try, and more...

Enjoy!



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2015 May 25  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2059
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Margarida Mitjana 
SUBJECT: Advanced Course on Combinatorial Matrix Theory
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We are pleased to remind that the deadline for registration in the Advanced Course on 
Combinatorial Matrix Theory is June 19th.

Particular topics covered in this summer school will include combinatorial matrix 
classes and their structure, sign pattern matrices, boundary value problems on finite 
networks, the group inverse for the Laplacian matrix of a graph, and bounds on the 
spectral radius of the Laplacian matrix.

This Advanced Course is oriented towards PhD students and young postdocs, and it is 
also open to more senior researchers. It will take place at the Centre de Recerca 
Matematica (CRM) in Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain, from June 29 to July 3, 2015.

There will be the following lectures:
- Richard A. Brualdi, Combinatorial Matrix Theory, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Angeles Carmona Mej�as, Boundary value problems on Finite Networks, Universitat 
Polit�cnica de Catalunya -BarcelonaTech
- Stephen J. Kirkland, The Group Inverse for the Laplacian Matrix of a Graph, 
University 
of Manitoba
- Dragan Stevanovic, Spectral radius of graphs, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts 
(SANU)
- Pauline van den Driessche, Sign Pattern Matrices, University of Victoria

Further details are posted at the web site of the school 
[www.crm.cat/2015/ACCombinatorialMatrixTheory]


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2015 May 25  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2058
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Biswa Datta
SUBJECT: Yitshak M. Ram (1954-2015)
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It is with great sadness I report that Dr. Yitshak Ram of Louisiana State, passed 
away 
on May 19, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Pnina and two adult sons, Jacob and Jonatan.

Before joining LSU in 2004, Dr. Ram worked at City University of Hong Kong and 
University of Adelaide in Australia.

At LSU, he held the position as Wooley Professor in Mechanics. He obtained his PH.D 
degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, under 
the expert direction of Professor Simon Braun.

Dr. Ram himself directed six PH.D Dissertations and several Master Theses. All his 
students are now well established academic and industrial researchers.

Dr. Ram, though a Mechanical Engineer by education and training, had a deep love and 
passion for mathematics. He was well-known to the LAA Community.

He made significant contributions to the inverse eigenvalue problems through his 
several publications in Linear Algebra and its Applications, SIAM J. Matrix Analysis 
and Applications and SIAM J. Applied Mathematics.

Of particular significance is the widely cited paper in this area, "Orthogonality, 
and 
partial pole assignment for the symmetric definite quadratic pencil ", LAA (1997), 
29-48. This paper contains an elegant mathematical solution to the single-input 
quadratic partial pole-assignment problem.

His collaborators in the field of linear algebra include, Biswa Datta, the Late Gene 
Golub and Sylvan Elhay. 

"My best Student ever, and I will miss him both personally and as a great scientific 
mind ", said Simon Braun of Technion.

His grieving family can be reached by e-mail to his wife, Pnina :   
prlaufman@yahoo.com


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2015 May 20  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2057
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: LAA Special Issue in Honor of Rajendra Bhatia
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Linear Algebra and Its Applications (LAA) is pleased to announce a special issue in 
honor of Professor Rajendra Bhatia in recognition of his many important 
contributions in 
research and books to matrix analysis and on the occasion of his 65th birthday in 
2017. 
LAA solicits papers for the special issue within the entire scope of LAA with a 
special 
emphasize on research topics related to the work of Rajendra Bhatia. The deadline for 
submissions of papers is March 1, 2016. All submissions will be subject to normal 
refereeing procedures and the usual standards of LAA will be applied. They should be 
submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System EES (http://ees.elsevier.com/laa/), 
choosing the special issue called "In Honor of Rajendra Bhatia" and the responsible 
Editor-in-Chief Peter Semrl.

Authors will have the opportunity to suggest one of the following special editors to 
handle their submission: Ravindra B. Bapat, Shmuel Friedland, John Holbrook, Roger 
Horn, 
Fuad Kittaneh. 



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2015 May 08  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2056
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben, ILAS Secretary/Treasurer
SUBJECT: ILAS Membership List Updated
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The ILAS online membership list has been updated (as of May 1) to list only 2015 
members.  
You can determine whether or not you are a 2015 member of ILAS by consulting the 
website 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html . 

If you are not a 2015 member and would like to join or renew, please complete the 
membership form at http://ilasic.org/misc/memberform.html and follow the directions 
there.

Please note: 
1)  http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html is the only current online list of 
ILAS 
members, even though there may be other sites with old lists of ILAS members.

2) Receiving ILAS-net messages does not make you an ILAS member.  



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2015 April 30  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2055
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Meetings for 2016
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the Society 
maintains a program of ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. This is a reminder 
that there is a deadline of 30 September 2015 for receipt of  proposals for 
sponsorship 
of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings taking place in 2016. Further details on the 
guidelines for proposals can be found at the following link:

http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html .

You may also find information on Hans Schneider ILAS Lecture Fund there. Please note 
that we will not be able to consider applications submitted after the deadline as it 
is 
important to rank all of the proposals in one go.



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2015 April 10  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2054
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Lieven De Lathauwer
SUBJECT: Third Workshop on Tensor Decompositions and Applications (TDA 2016)
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Announcement and call for abstracts
Third Workshop on Tensor Decompositions and Applications (TDA 2016)
January 18-22, 2016
Leuven, Belgium

Higher-order tensor methods are intensively studied in many disciplines nowadays. The 
developments gradually allow us to move from classical vector and matrix based 
methods 
in applied mathematics and mathematical engineering to methods that involve tensors 
of 
arbitrary order. This step from linear transformations, quadratic and bilinear forms 
to 
polynomials and multilinear forms is relevant for the most diverse applications. 
Furthermore, tensor methods have firm roots in multilinear algebra, algebraic 
geometry, 
numerical mathematics and optimization.

This workshop will bring together researchers investigating tensor decompositions and 
their applications. It will feature a series of invited talks by leading experts and 
contributed presentations on specific problems. TDA 2016 is held in cooperation with 
the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and has been endorsed by 
the 
International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS). Part of the workshop is supported by the 
ERC Advanced Grant BioTensors.

More info: http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius/TDA2016/index.php



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2015 April 10  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2054
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Lieven De Lathauwer
SUBJECT: Short Course on Tensor Decompositions and Blind Signal Separation
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Announcement two-day course
Tensor Decompositions and Blind Signal Separation
January 15-16, 2016
Leuven, Belgium

This course is intended as a short introduction to tensor decompositions and their 
applications. The course will consist of 4 lectures (of 2 hours each, lecturer: 
Lieven De Lathauwer) and 4 exercise sessions (also of 2 hours each).

The course will be followed by the Workshop on Tensor Decompositions and 
Applications (TDA 2016).

More info: http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~sistawww/winterschool16/index.php



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2015 April 10  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2052
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Christian Mehl
SUBJECT: Conference Honoring Volker Mehrmann - Registration Closes Soon
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This is a short reminder that registration for the conference

Numerical Algebra, Matrix Theory, Differential-Algebraic Equations, and Control 
Theory,
Berlin, May 6-9, 2015,

in honor of Volker Mehrmann on the occasion of his 60th birthday closes on April 15, 
2015.

Further information on the conference can be found on the webpage

http://www3.math.tu-berlin.de/VM60 

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin in May!

Peter Benner, Joerg Liesen, Christian Mehl,
Reinhard Nabben, Lena Scholz, Andreas Steinbrecher,
the VM60 Organizing Committee



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2015 April 05  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2051
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: SIAM 2015 Fellows
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The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has recently announced its 
2015 SIAM Fellows, and among those named is Professor Henry Wolkowicz from University 
of Waterloo.

Henry, a long-time ILAS member was recognized for substantial contributions to convex 
optimization and matrix theory. On behalf of ILAS, I extend congratulations to him 
for 
this well-deserved honour.



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2015 March 29  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2050
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Michele Benzi
SUBJECT: New Deadline for CIME-EMS School in Cetraro, Italy
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CIME-EMS Summer School on Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations, June 
2015

During the week of 21-26 June 2015, with the support of the European Mathematical 
Society, the CIME Foundation will organize the following Summer School:

"Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations.
  Algorithms and Applications"

homepage: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/cime/ 

with the following lecturers:

Michele Benzi (Emory University, USA)
Dario Bini (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
Daniel Kressner (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Hans Munthe-Kaas (University of Bergen, Norway)
Charles Van Loan (Cornell University, USA)

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is now APRIL 30, 2015

Some limited fundings for lodging expenses will be available for students and 
postdoctoral fellows.

The Directors of the school

Michele Benzi and Valeria Simoncini



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2015 March 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2049
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Kevin Vander Meulen
SUBJECT: Send News and Articles for IMAGE Issue 54
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Deadline: April 2, 2015.

IMAGE seeks to publish all news of interest to the linear algebra community. Send 
your 
items directly to the appropriate person:

 Problems and Solutions to 
     Bojan Kuzma (bojan.kuzma@upr.si)
 History of Linear Algebra to 
     Naomi Shaked-Monderer (nomi@tx.technion.ac.il)
 Book Reviews to 
     Douglas Farenick (Doug.Farenick@uregina.ca)
 Linear Algebra Education news to
     David Strong (David.Strong@pepperdine.edu)
 Announcements and Reports of Conferences,
    Workshops and Journals to Minerva Catral (catralm@xavier.edu)
 Interviews of Senior Linear Algebraists to
     Carlos Fonseca (carlos@sci.kuniv.edu.kw)
 Advertisements to Amy Wehe (awehe@fitchburgstate.edu)
 Feature articles to Michael Cavers (mscavers@gmail.com)

All other news to Kevin N. Vander Meulen (kvanderm@redeemer.ca). 

Deadline for submission is April 2, 2015

IMAGE Issue 54 is scheduled to be published online June 1, 2015.
Kevin N. Vander Meulen, Editor-in-Chief, IMAGE



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2015 March 05  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2048
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chi-Kwong Li
SUBJECT: Memorial Website for Leiba Rodman
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Dear colleagues,

The College of William and Mary has set up a website

"Remembering Professor Leiba Rodman"
http://rodman.blogs.wm.edu/ 

You are welcome to visit the website and leave your comments.

Chi-Kwong Li



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2015 March 04  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2047
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chi-Kwong Li
SUBJECT: Leiba Rodman
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Below is an excerpt of the announcement sent to the faculty of College of William & 
Mary by the Provost Michael Halleran.


It is with deep sadness that I write to share the news that Professor Leiba Rodman, 
Professor of Mathematics, passed away on Monday, March 2. Professor Rodman joined the 
College of William & Mary in 1987.  He had earned his Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University 
and had previously served on the faculty at Tel-Aviv University and Arizona State 
University.

During his long productive research career, Professor Rodman made substantial 
contributions to a variety of mainstream mathematical subjects, among them, linear 
algebra and matrix theory, matrix and operator-valued functions, Krein-space operator 
theory, linear preserver problems, and, most recently, quaternionic linear algebra.  
He published eight monographs and over 330 journal research papers.  His most recent 
book, "Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra" published by Princeton University Press 
in 2014, was written during his courageous battle with cancer.

Professor Rodman served the mathematics community as Editor-in-Chief of "Operators 
and Matrices" and as an Associate Editor of three other journals.  He had many 
research collaborators and was particularly helpful with guidance to young 
researchers at William & Mary and elsewhere.  A special issue of "Linear Algebra and 
its Applications" dedicated to his 65th birthday will appear shortly.  At the 
College, Professor Rodman was one of the first recipients of the Plumeri award in 
2009.  As a member of the Mathematics Department, Leiba was unfailingly generous with 
his time and his regard for his colleagues.

Professor Rodman was a devoted and effective teacher.  He taught a wide variety of 
courses from the standard curriculum and beyond, and directed dozens of honors 
projects and undergraduate research projects.

Survivors are Leiba's wife, Ella; two sons, Daniel and Benjamin; and two daughters, 
Ruth and Naomi.  A memorial service is scheduled for this Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 
p.m. at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive.  Our deepest sympathies 
go 
out to Professor Rodman�s family and friends.



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2015 March 02  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2046
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Chi-Kwong Li
SUBJECT: The Passing of Leiba Rodman
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I am very sad to announce that Leiba Rodman has passed away on Sunday night, 
March 1, 2015. More details about the memorial service will be announced.

Chi-Kwong Li



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2015 February 26  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2045
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Margarida Mitjana
SUBJECT: Advanced Course on Combinatorial Matrix Theory
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We are pleased to announce the Advanced Course on Combinatorial Matrix Theory. 
Particular topics covered in this summer school will include combinatorial matrix 
classes and their structure, sign pattern matrices, boundary value problems on 
finite networks, the group inverse for the Laplacian matrix of a graph, and bounds 
on the spectral radius of the Laplacian matrix.

This Advanced Course is oriented towards PhD students and young postdocs, and it is 
also open to more senior researchers. It will take place at the Centre de Recerca 
Matematica (CRM) in Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain, from June 29 to July 3, 2015.  
There will be the following lectures:

Richard A. Brualdi, Combinatorial Matrix Theory, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Angeles Carmona Mej�as, Boundary value problems on Finite Networks, Universitat 
Polit�cnica de Catalunya -BarcelonaTech

Stephen J. Kirkland, The Group Inverse for the Laplacian Matrix of a Graph, 
University of Manitoba

Dragan Stevanovic, Spectral radius of graphs, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts 
(SANU)

Pauline van den Driessche, Sign Pattern Matrices, University of Victoria

Further details are posted at the web site of the school
[www.crm.cat/2015/ACCombinatorialMatrixTheory]



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2015 February 24  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2044
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Shahla Nasserasr
SUBJECT: 5th International Conference on Matrices and Applications (ICMA)
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Preliminary announcement:

The 5th International Conference on Matrices and Applications (ICMA) will be held 
at Nova Southeastern University, Dec. 18-20, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

This meeting aims to stimulate research and interaction of mathematicians in all 
aspects of linear and multilinear algebra, matrix analysis, graph theory, and their 
applications and to provide an opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and 
developments on these subjects. The previous conferences were held in China 
(Beijing, Hangzhou), United States (Nova Southeastern University), and Turkey 
(Konya). Former keynote speakers are Roger Horn, Richard Brualdi, Chi-Kwong Li, 
Steve Kirkland and Alexander A. Klyachko (ILAS guest speaker).

The Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) of the 5th conference of the series 
consists of Shaun Fallat (University of Regina, Canada), Peter Semrl (University of 
Ljubljana, Slovenia), Tin Yau Tam (Auburn University, U.S.A.) and Fuzhen Zhang 
(Nova Southeastern University, U.S.A. Chair). Local Organizing Committee members 
are Shahla Nasserasr (Chair), Vehbi Paksoy, and math faculty of Nova Southeastern 
University.

The conference is partially sponsored by Nova Southeastern University (USA) and 
Shanghai University (China).  Conference website 
https://www.fcas.nova.edu/about/matrix/
 

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2015 February 22  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2043
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Carlos Fonseca
SUBJECT: Special Matrices
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The 2014 volume is complete and the first papers in the 2015 volume are now 
appearing. In addition to Zentralblatt MATH, Special Matrices is now indexed to 
MathSciNet. Any submission on structured matrices is welcome.

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma.2014.2.issue-1/issue-files/spma.2014.2.issue-1.xm
l 



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2015 February 17  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2042
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Christian Mehl
SUBJECT: Conference honoring Volker Mehrmann, Berlin, May 2015
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The preliminary program for the conference

Numerical Algebra, Matrix Theory, Differential-Algebraic Equations, 
and Control Theory, 
Berlin, May 6-9, 2015,

in honor of Volker Mehrmann on the occasion of his 60th birthday is now online at

http://www3.math.tu-berlin.de/VM60 

If you plan to attend the conference but have not registered yet, please note that 
the deadline for early registration is February 28, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin in May!

Peter Benner, Joerg Liesen, Christian Mehl,
Reinhard Nabben, Lena Scholz, Andreas Steinbrecher,
the VM60 Organizing Committee



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2015 February 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2041
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Ilse Ipsen
SUBJECT: Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2015), July 2015
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The 21st Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for Graduate 
Students will take place at North Carolina State University, 13-22 July 2015.  The 
workshop is sponsored by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute 
(SAMSI) together with the Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC) and 
the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and 
statistics to exciting real-world problems from industry and government. The 
workshop provides students with experience in a research team environment and 
exposure to possible career opportunities. On the first day, a Software Carpentry 
boot camp  will bring students up-to-date on their programming skills in 
Python/Matlab and R, and introduce them to version control systems and software 
repositories.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students at US institutions. 
The application deadline is 15 April 2015. Information is available at 
http://www.samsi.info/IMSM15 and questions can be directed to grad@samsi.info 

With best regards,
Ilse Ipsen, Pierre Gremaud, and Ralph Smith



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2015 February 11  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2040
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Russ Merris
SUBJECT: Volume 39 of Textos Matem�tica /Mathematical texts available for download
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Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to announce that Volume 39 of Textos de Matem�tica: 
�*Mathematical Papers in Honour of Eduardo Marques de Sa��* is now available for 
download (free access upon registration) in our catalogue page:

http://www.uc.pt/en/fctuc/dmat/Publicacoes/TextosDeMatematica 

It may take some time for the links to appear online. In this case, the direct 
links are:

To View Document

http://www.mat.uc.pt/~textos/v39/

Free download upon registration:

http://www.mat.uc.pt/~textos/pdfdownload/index.php?vol=39oiowechkallqyxmznhhdhkaqad 

Thank you for your contribution to Textos de Matem�tica

The Editorial Board of Textos de Matem�tica

Paula Oliveira
Ana Paula Santana
J�lio S. Neves



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2015 February 07  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2039
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard Brualdi
SUBJECT: The 2016 Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra Committee
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A committee - the 2016 Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra Committee - has been 
appointed by ILAS President, Peter Semrl. It consists of

      Richard Brualdi (chair)
      Shmuel Friedland
      Ilse Ipsen
      Thomas Laffey
      Peter Semrl (ILAS president - ex-officio member)
      Xingzhi Zhan

The purpose of the committee is to solicit nominations, and to make a 
recommendation to the ILAS Executive Board, for this Prize to be awarded at the 
ILAS conference in Leuven, Belgium, July 11-15, 2016.

Previous recipients of this Prize and the date of the meeting in which the prize 
was given are:

1993 - Miroslav Fiedler, Shmuel Friedland , Israel Gohberg.
1996 - Mike Boyle , David Handelman, Robert C. Thompson.
1999 - Ludwig Elsner.
2002 - Tsuyoshi Ando,
2004 - Peter Lancaster.
2005 - Richard Varga.
2006 - Richard Brualdi
2010 - Cleve Moler and Beresford Parlett
2013 - Thomas Laffey


Nominations, of distinguished individuals judged worthy of consideration for the 
Prize, are now being invited from members of ILAS and the linear algebra community 
in general. In nominating an individual, the nominator should include:

(1) a brief biographical sketch, and

(2) a statement explaining why the nominee is considered worthy of the prize, 
including references to publications or other contributions of the nominee which 
are considered most significant in making this assessment.

Nominations are open until December 1, 2015 and should be sent, preferably by 
email, to the Chair, Richard Brualdi, of the committee at the address below. The 
committee may ask the nominator to supply additional information.


Richard A. Brualdi
Department of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Email: brualdi@math.wisc.edu 

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GUIDELINES FOR THE HANS SCHNEIDER PRIZE:

The Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra ("the Prize") is awarded by The 
International Linear Algebra Society ("ILAS") for research, contributions, and 
achievements at the highest level of Linear Algebra. The Prize may be awarded for 
an outstanding scientific achievement or for lifetime contribution.

AWARD DATE AND PERIOD:
The Prize is awarded every three years at an appropriate ILAS conference, as 
decided upon by the ILAS Executive Board. In any year in which a Prize is awarded, 
there may be more than one recipient, within the discretion of the ILAS Executive 
Board.

ELIGIBILITY:
Aside from specific guidelines developed by the Prize Committee, there shall be no 
restrictions on who may receive the Prize, including without limitation, 
restrictions with respect to sex, race, national origin, age, or the time since 
the recipient took his or her last academic degree.

PROCEDURE:
A Prize Committee shall make specific recommendations to the ILAS Executive Board 
about the choice of recipients. However, recipients shall actually be chosen by 
the ILAS Executive Board. The ILAS Executive Board may decide on the preferred 
nature of the Prize each time it is to be awarded, and instruct the Prize 
Committee to make its recommendations accordingly.

The Prize Committee shall consist of five members who are appointed by the ILAS 
President upon the advice of the ILAS Executive Board, and the ILAS President as 
an ex-officio member. The appointments shall be made at least nine months in 
advance of the Prize award date. The term of office shall be from the date of 
appointment until the date of the Prize award.

The committee shall solicit nominations for the Prize from the general membership 
of ILAS, as well as from other members of the scientific community. The ILAS 
President shall appoint a replacement for any Prize Committee member who is 
nominated for the Prize and does not remove his/her name from consideration.

The Prize Committee shall notify the ILAS President of its selection at least 
three months prior to the award date. The notification must be accompanied by a 
written justification, as well as a citation that can be used for a certificate 
and read at award time. The ILAS Executive Board may accept, reject, or change the 
nomination at least three months prior to the award date.

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD:
The ILAS President shall notify the recipient(s) of the Prize at least two months 
in advance of the award date. An invitation shall also be extended to the 
recipient(s) to attend the award ceremony to receive the Prize and to present a 
talk.

THE PRIZE PRESENTATION:
The ILAS President shall announce the Prize at the chosen conference and present 
the Prize to the recipient(s) that are present. The recipient(s) is not required 
to be present to receive the Prize. An announcement of the Prize recipient(s) 
shall appear in ILAS' printed and electronic media.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIZE:
The Prize consists of a plaque and a certificate containing the citation. The ILAS 
Executive Board may also decide to grant the Prize recipient(s) a cash award 
and/or to cover all or some of the expenses of the Prize recipient(s) in attending 
the award ceremony.

THE PRIZE FUND:
The Prize fund consists of a gift of $10,000.00 given to ILAS by Professor Hans 
Schneider. Other donors may make gifts to the fund. Such gifts shall be added to 
the principal. The principal amount of the fund has been invested, and earned 
interest on the principal will be used to fund the Prize.



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2015 February 05  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2038
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Election Results
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The ballots for this year's ILAS elections have now been counted, with the 
following results:

Leslie Hogben has been elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer for a 
three-year term, beginning on March 1, 2015;

and

Beatrice Meini and Henry Wolkowicz have been elected to three-year terms as 
members of the  ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2015.

On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the 
Nominating Committee - Dario Bini, Shaun Fallat (chair), Marko Huhtanen, Rachel 
Quinlan, and Xingzhi Zhan - for their efforts on behalf of ILAS, and also to 
thank all of the nominees for their participation in the election.

Peter Semrl
ILAS President



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2015 February 04  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2037
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Alexander Guterman
SUBJECT: 4th International Conference on Matrix Methods in Mathematics and 
Computations
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4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATRIX METHODS IN MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONS
(previous title: "Matrix methods in mathematics and applications") 

August 24 - 28, 2015, Moscow, Russia
(arrival on Sunday, August 23; departure on Saturday, August 29)

ORGANIZING INSTITUTES:
Marchuk Institute of Numerical Mathematics (INM)
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)
SkolkovoTech University (SkolTech)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Dario Bini (University of Pisa)
Alexander Guterman (MSU)
Ivan Oseledets (SkolTech)
Denis Zorin (Courant Institute of Mathematics)
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov (INM-MSU, chair)

We plan to have plenary talks and three (maybe parallel) sessions:
(1) MATRICES AND ALGEBRA;  
(2) MATRICES AND ALGORITHMS; 
(3) MATRICES AND APPLICATIONS.

A modest fee will be established of about 200 EURO including everything (book of 
abstracts, coffee-tea breaks, welcome party) except for accommodation and meal.

Please let us know about your intention concerning this conference (even if only 
preliminary) at your earliest convenience. The conference web-site will be open soon, 
for the correspondence please use CONFERENCE E-MAIL: matrix.methods.2015@gmail.com

THE CONFERENCE WEBPAGE is: http://matrix.inm.ras.ru/mmma-2015/ 



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2015 February 02  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2036
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Donatella Merlini
SUBJECT: Second International Symposium on "Riordan Arrays and Related 
Topics"
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Dear Colleagues,

The first meeting on "Riordan Arrays and Related Topics" was held in Seoul 
as one of eight invited minisymposiums at ILAS2014.

The Second International Symposium on "Riordan Arrays and Related Topics"  
will be held in Lecco (on Como lake), Italy, from July 14-16, 2015.

The meeting is organized in honor of Lou Shapiro and Renzo Sprugnoli, in 
consideration of all their important contributions on the topic and will 
includes invited lectures and contributed talks.

For further details please visit the website: 
http://www.mate.polimi.it/RART2015/ 

Looking forward to see you in Lecco,

Donatella Merlini



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2015 January 29  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2035
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Dragan Stevanovic
SUBJECT: 8th Slovenian International Conference on Graph Theory
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Dear Colleagues,

The 8th Slovenian International Conference on Graph Theory will be held in Kranjska 
Gora, 
Slovenia from June 21-27, 2015. 

In addition to the general session, the conference will sport a number of mini 
symposia 
that might be of interest to researchers working in both linear algebra and graph 
theory.

You may find further information about the conference at http://kg15.imfm.si. 

Looking forward to see you in Slovenia,
Dragan Stevanovic



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2015 January 25  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2034
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: James Nagy
SUBJECT: SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize
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The SIAG/LA will present the SIAG/LA Outstanding Paper Prize at the SIAM Conference 
on Applied Linear Algebra (LA15), to be held October 26-30, 2015, in Atlanta, 
Georgia, USA.

The deadline for submission of nominations is February 15, 2015. For eligibility 
information, and a description of the award, see: 
http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_siagla.php 

The Selection Committee is:
  James Nagy (Chair), Emory University
  Mark Embree, Virginia Tech
  Misha Kilmer, Tufts University
  Daniel Kressner, EPFL, Switzerland
  Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Inquiries can be sent to:
E-mail: littleton@siam.org 
Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 ext. 303



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2015 January 25  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2033	
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Daniel Szyld
SUBJECT: The Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis Vol. 42 (2014)
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ETNA, The Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (
http://etna.math.kent.edu/) has closed Volume 42 (2014). This a special volume 
dedicated to Lothar Reichel on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.

- Preface. p. vi
- Revisiting the inverse field of values problem.  Nat�lia Bebiano, Jo�o da 
Provid�ncia, Ana Nata, and Jo�o P. da Provid�ncia. Pages 1-12
- Large-scale dual regularized total least squares. J�rg Lampe and Heinrich Voss. 
Pages 13-40
- Approximating optimal point configurations for multivariate polynomial 
interpolation.  Marc van Barel, Matthias Humet, and Laurent Sorber.  Pages 41-63
- Variational image denoising while constraining the distribution of the 
residual.  Alessandro Lanza, Serena Morigi, Fiorella Sgallari, and Anthony J. 
Yezzi. Pages 64-84
- Implicitly restarting the LSQR algorithm. James Baglama and Daniel J. Richmond. 
Pages 85-105
- Inversion of centrosymmetric Toeplitz-plus-Hankel Bezoutians. Torsten Ehrhardt 
and Karla Rost.  Pages 106-135
- R3GMRES: Including Prior Information in GMRES-Type Methods for Discrete Inverse 
Problems.  Yiqiu Dong, Henrik Garde, and Per Christian Hansen.  Pages 136-146
- Rational interpolation methods for symmetric Sylvester equations. Peter Benner 
and Tobias Breiten. Pages 147-164
- On the computation of the distance to quadratic matrix polynomials that are 
singular at some points on the unit circle. Alexander Malyshev and Miloud Sadkane. 
Pages 165-176
- Data completion and stochastic algorithms for PDE inversion problems with many 
measurements.  Farbod Roosta-Khorasani, Kees van den Doel, and Uri Ascher. Pages 
177-196
- Computing singular values of large matrices with an inverse-free preconditioned 
Krylov subspace method.  Qiao Liang and Qiang Ye. Pages 197-221




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2015 January 21  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2032
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Derrick Stolee
SUBJECT: Rocky Mountain--Great Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics 2015
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Rocky Mountain--Great Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics 2015 (GRWC 
2015)
June 1--12, 2015 (Arrive May 31, depart June 13)
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA

GRWC is a 2--week collaborative research workshop for experienced graduate students 
from all areas of combinatorics, broadly interpreted. Students will work in 
collaborative groups with faculty and postdocs on research problems from across the 
discipline. The workshop will also host a variety of professional development 
workshops 
to prepare students and postdocs for the job hunt and their transition to the careers 
in academia, government, or industry. All graduate students applying to participate 
in 
the GRWC will submit an open problem in combinatorics. Organizing faculty will engage 
in 1--on--1 mentoring with participants to help them refine their submissions. These 
problems will form the basis of the collaborative research undertaken at the workshop.

We anticipate funding (lodging, some meals, and in some cases travel) for 10--20 
graduate students from outside of the organizing institutions. Applications are 
encouraged from students at institutions both within and outside the United States. 
There is funding both for students from US institutions as well as funding for those 
from outside of the US. Applications can be submitted at MathPrograms.org. The 
organizing committee will begin considering 
applications on February 16th and will respond to all applications by March 13. More 
information is available at the workshop website: 
http://sites.google.com/site/rmgpgrwc 

Apply at https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/355 

Please direct all inquiries to grwc2015@gmail.com

The organizing institutions for GRWC are Iowa State University, University of 
Colorado 
Denver, University of Denver, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, and University of 
Wyoming. The workshop is funded in part by these institutions, the Institute for 
Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Elsevier, the International Linear Algebra 
Society (ILAS), and we have applied for US NSF funding.



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2015 January 12  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2031
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS Conferences
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As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. This 
is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2015 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings taking place in 
2016. Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the 
following link:

http://www.ilasic.org/misc/non_ilas_guidelines.html




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2015 January 03  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2030	
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Richard A. Brualdi
SUBJECT: Deadline for the LAA special issue "The Legacy of Hans Schneider" extended
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The deadline for submissions to LAA for the special issue

   THE LEGACY OF HANS SCHNEIDER,

has been extended to February 28, 2015, We especially welcome contributions that 
have been influenced by the work of Hans Schneider.

Papers should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES):

http://ees.elsevier.com/~laa 

choosing the special issue indicated above and any one of the three editors-in-chief 
of LAA.

Richard A. Brualdi, Volker Mehrmann, and Peter Semrl



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2015 January 02  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2029
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Peter Semrl
SUBJECT: ILAS Program Review Committee Recommendations
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The Report and Recommendations of the ILAS Program Review Committee contains the 
following recommendation (in the section on ILAS Conferences):

Recommendation 1.1
In the (revised) guidelines referred to above, it is stipulated that the ILAS 
President serves ex officio as a member of the Organizing Committee, and that he 
may appoint an additional member of the Organizing Committee to serve as ILAS's 
representative. The PRC proposes that the latter will be done on a permanent 
basis and that the person in question will be a member of the ILAS Board with 
the specific responsibility to be the linking pin between the ILAS Board and 
subsequent ILAS Conference Organizing Committees. This will enhance continuity 
and the transfer of useful experience. Also it will help in determining the 
long(er) term direction of the scientific program, including the promotion of 
fruitful interactions with related mathematical (sub)fields.

The Board of directors has now decided to follow the above recommendation by 
appointing Steve Kirkland as the second Vice-President of ILAS (for ILAS 
conferences). His term begins on January 1, 2015 and ends on February 28, 2017 
(thus, his term ends at the same time as the term of the present ILAS 
President). Steve will be a member of the Executive Committee and a nonvoting 
member of the ILAS Board of Directors, and will serve as  a connection between 
organizers of ILAS Conferences and ILAS Executive Committee. As an organizer of 
the ILAS Conference in 2005 and a former ILAS President, Steve is ideally 
qualified to help the organizers with advice, advising that all the steps in 
preparation of the conference are made on time, and taking part in looking for 
the organizers of the forthcoming conferences.




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2015 January 02  ......... ILAS-NET Message No. 2028
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CONTRIBUTED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM: Leslie Hogben
SUBJECT: 2014 ILAS Election voting closes January 16, 2015
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Each member was e-mailed  for electronic voting on November 17 (+- one day 
depending on your time zone), and voting was opened.  If you have not yet voted, 
you may vote any time until January 16, 2015 11:59 PM US EST = GMT-5.  

If you did not receive the e-mail with an individual username and password and 
instructions, and wish to vote, please verify that you are a 2014 member.  You can 
determine whether or not you are a 2014 member of ILAS by consulting the website: 
http://www.ilasic.org/misc/membership.html (please note: receiving this email, 
which is sent to all ILAS-net subscribers, does not imply you are an ILAS member). 

If you are on the membership list and did not receive an e-mail, please contact 
Leslie Hogben , ILAS Secretary/Treasurer by January 9 to obtain 
your username and password (or an alternate ballot if your membership was 
processed after the election began).