NA Digest Sunday, February 8, 2009 Volume 08 : Issue 06

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From: "William E. Schiesser" <>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:24:18 -0500
Subject: PDE survey

The PDE survey announced previously (NA Digest, December 14, 2008
Volume 08 : Issue 50) has been reorganized, and Section 4 on
approximate and numerical methods has been expanded.


From: James Nagy <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 08:05:47 -0500
Subject: Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium, Atlanta, Feb 2009

2009 Georgia Scientific Computing (GSC) Symposium
February 21, 2009
Emory University

James Nagy Haomin Zhou
Emory University Georgia Institute of Technology
Email: Email:

Format of the Symposium:
The symposium will include five invited talks, a poster session, and
substantial time for interaction among the participants. The invited
speakers include:

George Biros, Georgia Institute of Technology
Luca Dieci, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ming-Jun Lai, University of Georgia
Michael Stewart, Georgia State University
Alessandro Veneziani, Emory University

To register for the 2009 GSC Symposium, send email to Jim Nagy, There is no registration fee.

Further information, including a preliminary program and directions,
can be found at:


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 05:12:45 -0500
Subject: 2009 Finite Element Rodeo, UT-Austin, Feb 2009

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The
University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 2009 Finite Element Rodeo. The
meeting will begin at 1pm on Friday February 27 and conclude around 4pm
Saturday afternoon February 28. If you plan on attending, please register as
soon as possible at the following website:

More information about the Finite Element Rodeo series can be found here:

We hope to see you in Austin!


From: Axel Malqvist <>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 04:43:46 -0500
Subject: ENUMATH, Sweden, Jun 2009

Final call for abstracts

ENUMATH 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, June 29-July 3, 2009

The eighth European Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Advanced
Applications, ENUMATH 2009, will be organized by the Division of
Scientific Computing at the Department of Information Technology of
Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, between June 29 and July 3, 2009.

Recent results and new trends in the analysis of numerical methods as
well as their application to challenging scientific and industrial
problems will be discussed. Apart from theoretical aspects, a major part
of the conference will be devoted to numerical techniques for
interdisciplinary applications.

Invited and confirmed speakers are:

Martin Berggren, Daniele Boffi, Carsten Carstensen, Vit Dolejsi, Charlie
Elliott, Claude Le Bris, Christian Lubich, Marco Picasso, Rob Stevenson,
Anna-Karin Tornberg and Bjorn Engquist

The registration is open. The deadline for contributed talks is February
15, 2009. For more information, please visit the conference web page

We hope to see you in Uppsala next summer!

Gunilla Kreiss, Per Lotstedt, Axel Malqvist, and Maya Neytcheva
Scientific Computing, Department of Information Technology
Uppsala University, Sweden


From: Walter Jackson <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 11:23:36 -0500
Subject: MULTICONF-09, Orlando, Jul 2009

Paper submission deadline extended: MULTICONF-09

The deadline for draft paper submission at the 2009 Multi Conference in
Computer Science, Information Technology and Control systems and
Computational Science and Computer Engineering (MULTICONF-09) (website: <>) is
extended due to numerous requests from the authors. The conference will be
held during July 13-16 2009 in Orlando, FL, USA. We invite draft paper
submissions. The event consists of the following conferences:

· International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern
Recognition (AIPR-09)

· International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control
Systems (ARCS-09)

· International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology,
Genomics and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-09)

· International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web
Technologies (EISWT-09)

· International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking
and Communication Systems (HPCNCS-09)

· International Conference on Information Security and Privacy

· International Conference on Recent Advances in Information
Technology and Applications (RAITA-09)

· International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and
Practice (SETP-09)

· International Conference on Theory and Applications of
Computational Science (TACS-09)

· International Conference on Theoretical and Mathematical
Foundations of Computer Science (TMFCS-09)

The website
contains more details.


From: Ilse Ipsen <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:24:58 -0500
Subject: Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM09), Jul 2009

The 2009 Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for
Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State University, 20-28
July 2009.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and
statistics to exciting real-world problems from industry and government.
Besides giving students experience in the team approach to problem solving,
the IMSM workshop can help them to decide what kind of professional career
they want.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students at US
institutions. The application deadline is 15 April 2009. Information is
available at and questions can be
directed to

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


From: Ben Leimkuhler <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 18:02:45 +0000
Subject: 3 Lectureships at Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde Universities

Three Lectureships in Computational Mathematics and Scientific
Computing at Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde Universities

As part of a major grant from the UK's Engineering and Physical
Sciences Research Council, a new £8M Centre for Numerical Algorithms
and Intelligent Software (NAIS) is being established as a
collaborative project of three Scottish Universities. The Centre
will have links to industry and to universities in the UK, Europe and
the USA. Three open-ended (tenured) lectureships in Numerical
Analysis/Computational Mathematics/Scientific Computing are being
established to spearhead research in the Centre.

Lectureship in Computational Mathematics, School of Mathematics,
University of Edinburgh

Lectureship in Computational Mathematics, School of Mathematics and
Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University

Lectureship in High Performance Computing/Scientific Computing,
Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde

These are all open-ended (permanent/tentured) positions. Hiring
will be on the standard UK lecturer scale (maximum £43,622). It is
anticipated that augmented startup funds will be available to support
these posts. For each of these positions, candidates should have an
excellent research track record (including multiple publications) and
well formulated research plans compatible with the aims of NAIS, and
a commitment to excellent in undergraduate and postgraduate
teaching. The posts are available from a mutually agreed date on or
after 1 August 2009. The closing date for applications to be
received (including letters of recommendation) is March 16. For
details regarding NAIS and information on how to apply for any or all
of the positions, please consult the NAIS website at http:// on or after February 10. Postdoctoral fellowships
and PhD studentships are also available. Informal enquiries
regarding the posts may be addressed to Ben Leimkuhler, University
of Edinburgh (, Dugald Duncan, Heriot-Watt
University (, or Mark Ainsworth, Stratchlyde
University (


From: Michael Eiermann <>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 11:16:12 +0100
Subject: Professorship, Freiberg, Germany

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical
University (TU) Bergakademie Freiberg invites applications for the
tenured position of a

Professorship (W2) in

“Scientific Computing and Numerical Simulation"

to commence summer 2009 pending final approval by the German Federal
Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). We seek a candidate with a
strong research record in one of the currently active areas of
Scientific Computing with an emphasis on mathematical analysis. In
addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in the numerical
simulation of engineering applications in at least one of the four
core areas of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg: Geosciences, Materials,
Energy and Environment.

As part of the recently established research center Virtuhcon (Virtual
High-Temperature Conversion Processes, at the
TU Bergakademie Freiberg, with an initial funding for five years from
the BMBF, the successful candidate is expected to assemble and lead an
interdisciplinary research group “Reactive Flows”, one of the three
research groups which form Virtuhcon. The primary task of this
research group will be the development and implementation of reactive
flow simulation software for high-temperature conversion applications
using state-of-the-art numerical and high performance computing
methodologies. The candidate should be committed to help building and
leading the Centre for Innovation Competence.

More information can be found at the URL


From: "Constantinides, George A" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 10:25:30 -0000
Subject: Research Associate/Assistant Position

Research Associate / Research Assistant and PhD Studentship

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Real-time Numerical Optimization in Reconfigurable Hardware with
Application to Model-Predictive Control

Research Associate salary range: £29,550 - £32,910 Research Assistant
salary range: £26,580 - £29,550

Fixed term appointment for up to three years.

Imperial College is ranked in the top ten universities of the world,
according to the 2008 Times Higher Education Supplement league tables.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate or a Research
Assistant in the Control and/or Circuits and Systems groups,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Applications are
also invited for an associated funded PhD studentship. The positions
will be based at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College
London, and will begin on 1st April 2009 or as soon as possible

You will be working on a new EPSRC-funded interdisciplinary and
inter-institutional project, formed as a collaboration between Dr
George A. Constantinides and Dr Eric C. Kerrigan at Imperial College,
Prof Jan M. Maciejowski at Cambridge University, and Prof Ling Keck
Voon at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Industrial
partners associated with the project include Xilinx, The MathWorks,
and the European Space Agency.

The project aims to use systems and control theory to help devise
efficient implementations of numerical algorithms in
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based computation. We also intend
to bring the power of FPGA-based computation to bear on
model-predictive control applications, where optimization problems
need to be solved in real-time.

You will have a strong analytical background, and exposure to one or
more of the following areas: numerical analysis, optimization,
nonlinear control theory, model-predictive control, FPGA-based
computation, digital hardware design.

For a Research Associate appointment, you will have completed your
Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant area. For a Research Assistant or a
PhD appointment, you will have completed, or be about to complete an
M.Eng. or M.Sc. degree with first class honours or distinction in
Engineering, Computing, Mathematics, or a closely related
subject. Further information can be obtained from Dr George
A. Constantinides ( and Dr Eric C. Kerrigan
( Candidates are asked to provide three copies of
their application form and a CV with at least two references.

Please apply to Mrs. Wiesia Hsissen, Department of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington
campus, London SW7 2AZ, e-mail Tel. +44 (0) 20
7594 6261. Please quote GAC\RTNO.

Closing date: 6th March 2009

Valuing diversity and committed to equality of opportunity


From: Didier Henrion <>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:45:32 -0500
Subject: PhD position at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

PhD positition (September 2009-August 2012)

Numerical aspects of polynomial optimization for systems control,
supervised by D. Henrion and J. B. Lasserre at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France.

The PhD topic lies on the boundary of several branches of applied
mathematics: numerical analysis (stability of algorithms, linear algebra),
real algebraic geometry (polynomial equations and inequalities), functional
analysis (theory of moments), mathematical programming (convex optimization
over the cone of positive semidefinite matrices), with systems control
engineering applications (automatic control, linear and nonlinear dynamical
systems). At the end of the project the candidate should be able to solve
numerically some difficult problems like fixed-order robust controller
design. A good background in applied mathematics is required (numerical
analysis, functional analysis, mathematical programming), as well as a
good knowledge of the scientific computing package Matlab. Some knowledge
of systems control is welcome.

A 3-year PhD fellowship (funded by the French Ministry of Higher
Education and Research) is available for this project, interested
candidates please contact D. Henrion at before 31 May 2009.


From: yanping lin <>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 02:05:52 -0700
Subject: Contents, Intl Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling 6(2), 2009

Content of International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling:
Volume 6, No 2, 2009

Volume 6, Number 2 (2009) --- Contents

B. Lamichhane, Mortar finite elements for coupling compressible and
nearly incompressible
materials in elasticity ....................................177

H. Fahs, Development of a hp-like discontinuous Galerkin time-domain
method on
non-conforming simplicial meshes for electromagnetic wave....... 193

K. Wang and H. Wang, An optimal-order error estimates to the
modified method of characteristics for a degenerate convection-diffusion
equation .............................. 217

F. Thai and L. Cao, Multiscale asymptotic method for heat transfer
equations in lattice-type structures................231

Y. Cao, Z. Chen and M. Gunzburger, ANOVA expansions and efficient
sampling methods for parameter dependent nonlinear PDES ....256

B. Stehlikova and D. Sevcovic, Approximate formulae for pricing
zero-coupon bonds and their asymptotic analysis..............274

R. Gao, J. Song and X. Tai, Image zooming algorithm based on
partial differential equations technique...............284

D. Shi and J. Ren, Nonconforming mixed finite element method for the
stationary conduction-convection problem ........293

N. Chumchob and K. Chen, A robust affine image registration

L. Ge, W. Liu and D. Yang, L2 norm equivalent a posteriori error
estimate for a constrained optimal control problem.......335


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 22:05:48 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 5 No. 1 (2009)

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 5, Number 1, 2009

Eray Uzgoren, Jaeheon Sim and Wei Shyy
Marker-based, 3-D adaptive Cartesian grid method for multiphase flow
around irregular geometries.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 1-41.

Regular Articles:
John P. Boyd and Lei Wang
Truncated Gaussian RBF differences are always inferior to finite
differences of the same stencil width.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 42-60.

Jin Wang and Anita Layton
Numerical simulations of fiber sedimentation in Navier-Stokes flows.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 61-83.

Daniel Appel? and N. Anders Petersson
A stable finite difference method for the elastic wave equation on
complex geometries with free surfaces.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 84-107.

Kristopher T. Kim
Comparison and improvement of the computational efficiencies of two
FFT-based iterative solution methods for the scalar
multiple-scattering equation. Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009),
pp. 108-125.

Junqi Huang, Aihua W. Wood and Michael J. Havrilla
A hybrid finite element-Laplace transform method for the analysis of
transient electromagnetic scattering by an over-filled cavity in the
ground plane. Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 126-141.

Yang-Yao Niu, Chih-Hung Chang, Wen-Yih I. Tseng, H.-H. Pen and
H.-Y. Yu, Numerical simulation of an aortic flow based on a HLLC type
incompressible flow solver. Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009),
pp. 142-162.

Bogdan G. Nita and Arthur B. Weglein
Pseudo-depth/intercept-time monotonicity requirements in the inverse
scattering algorithm for predicting internal multiple reflections.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 163-182.

Y. Nishimura, Z. Lin and L. Chen
Full torus electromagnetic gyrokinetic particle simulations with
kinetic electrons. Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 183-194.

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