## Section: Other Grants and Activities

### European Grants

#### ERCIM Working group - Matrix Computations and Statistics

Participants : Laura Grigori, Frédéric Guyomarc'h, Bernard Philippe.

ERCIM Working Group, started in 2001.

**Title :** Matrix Computations and Statistics

**Chairman :** B. Philippe(former) and E. Kontoghiorghes (current) (U. Cyprus)

**Members :** 50 researchers from 15 European countries.

http://www.irisa.fr/sage/wg-statlin/

This working group aims to find new topics of research emerging from some statistical applications which involve the use of linear algebra methods. The members are especially concerned by very large problems that need the design of reliable and fast procedures. High Performance Computing including parallel computing is addressed.

The Sage team could hire Petko Yanev as a postdoctoral fellow from the Ercim fellowship program. In 2006, the WG met in Salerno in August during its 8th Workshop. A new organization of the Working Group will occur in 2007.

#### ERCIM Working group - Applications of Numerical Mathematics in Science

Participants : Jocelyne Erhel, Frédéric Guyomarc'h, Bernard Philippe.

ERCIM Working Group, started in 2001.

**Title :** Applications of Numerical Mathematics in Science

**Chairman :** Mario Arioli, RAL.

**Members :** 27 european research teams.

The Working Group wants to create a forum within ERCIM Institutional Organizations in which a cross fertilization between numerical techniques used in different fields of scientific computing might take place. Thus, the Working Group intends to focus on this underpinning theme of computational and numerical mathematics. In this way, the intention is that any resulting numerical algorithm will achieve wider applicability, greater robustness, and better accuracy.