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Three MCSD Staff Members Appointed to Editorial BoardsDecember 2000Bradley K. Alpert, Isabel Beichl, and Geoffrey B. McFadden of ITL's Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division (MCSD), were recently appointed to editorial boards of leading journals. Alpert, a computer scientist in the Boulder section of MCSD's Mathematical Modeling Group, was named an Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC). Published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), SISC contains research articles on numerical methods and techniques for scientific computation, focusing on computational issues relevant to the solution of scientific or engineering problems. Alpert's research areas include the development of algorithms for the solution of integral equations and partial differential equations, such as fast multipole methods, highorder quadrature techniques, special functions of mathematical physics, wavelets, and harmonicanalysisbased methods. Beichl, a mathematician in MCSD's Optimization and Computational Geometry Group, was named an Associate Editor of Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE). Published by the IEEE Computer Society and the American Institute of Physics, CiSE contains articles on efficient algorithms, system software, and computer architecture to address large computational problems in the sciences and engineering presented in a magazine format. Along with Francis Sullivan of the IDA Center for Computing Sciences, Beichl has been a regular contributor to the CiSE column Computing Prescriptions providing expository articles on nonnumerical algorithms in scientific computing. Beichl's research is in the application of Monte Carlo techniques to combinatorially difficult problems, such as computation of matrix permanents, dimer constants, and the partition function for monomerdimer systems. McFadden, Leader of the MCSD Mathematical Modeling Group, was named Associate Editor of the Journal of Crystal Growth (JCG). Published by Elsevier Science, JCG offers a common reference and publication source for workers engaged in research on the experimental and theoretical aspects of crystal growth and its applications. Experimental and theoretical contributions are published in such areas as the theory of nucleation and growth, transport phenomena, and crystal growth of metals, semiconductors, superconductors, magnetic materials, and biological substances. McFadden has published more than 25 papers in this journal in collaboration with colleagues in the NIST Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory. He will be handling submissions dealing with mathematical aspects of the theory of crystal growth.
