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\deflang1033\pard\plain\f2\fs20\b Update to the curriculum vitae of Robert M. Corless\plain\f2\fs20
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\par (The CV as of fall 1997 can be found in the NSERC CRD application, appendix A of this document)
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\par Promoted to full professor July 1, 1998.
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\par \plain\f2\fs20\b Relevant new papers:\plain\f2\fs20
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\par 1. Paulina Chin, Robert M. Corless, and George F. Corliss, "Optimization strategies for the approximate GCD problem", Proceedings ISSAC '98 (Rostock), Oliver Gloor, Editor, pp. 228 -- 235.
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\par 2. Robert M. Corless and David J. Jeffrey, "Graphing elementary Riemann surfaces" Sigsam Bulletin, volume 32, No. 1, Issue 123, March 1998, pp. 11--17.
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\par 3. E. Katende, A. Jutan, and R. M. Corless, "Quadratic nonlinear predictive control", Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, 37 (1998), 2721 -- 2728.
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\par 4. Robert M. Corless, "Variations on a theme of Newton", volume 71, Mathematics Magazine, Feb. 1998, pp. 34 -- 41.
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\par Paper No. 1 is in this SNAP area, and follows up on the idea of using optimization strategies for the solution of approximate polynomial problems. It also raises the new idea of using global optimization software (Baker Kearfott's GlobSol package, itself the subject of a US$ 500K industrial applications study funded by Sun Microsystems).
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\par Paper No. 2 creates content useful in a technologically sophisticated educational set-up. It uses computer algebra visualization systems in a nontrivial way to explore a fundamental concept in complex analysis. Quite surprisingly, it provides new insights even for the expert. Similarly, paper No. 4 uses computer algebra to explore Newton's method. Again, surprisingly, even the experts can learn from the results.
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\par Paper No. 3 is an application of sophisticated differentiation to produce an efficient algorithm for control of chemical processes. In this case, no computer algebra was involved, because the differentiation was beyond the capabilities of any existing package.
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\par \plain\f2\fs20\b Conferences organized:\plain\f2\fs20
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\par Vice-chair of the scientific program committee, ISSAC '98 (Rostock)
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\par Co-organizer, with Stephen Watt, of the SNAP '98 mini-symposium at Siam 98 in Toronto.
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\par Organizer of the March 1998 Fields Institute Workshop on Computer Algebra in Industry
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\par \plain\f2\fs20\b Ph.D. students graduated\plain\f2\fs20 :
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\par Anne-Marie E. Allison " Analytical investigations of a semi-empirical flow-induced vibration model", Aug 1998
\par This thesis made sophisticated use of SNAP ideas in an engineering context. In particular, the computing environment proposed here would have greatly facilitated Dr. Allison's work.
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\par \plain\f2\fs20\b Invited talks:\plain\f2\fs20
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\par "Analysis with Computer Algebra", East Coast computer algebra day 1998, U.S. naval academy Annapolis
\par (repeated at IMACS-ACA, Prague)
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\par "A survey of Taylor series methods in computer algebra systems", Auckland numerical analysis (ordinary differential equations) workshop (ANODE) 1998, John Butcher, host
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