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From: Vadim Olshevsky <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 20:22:43 -0400
Subject: Israel Koltracht, 1949-2008

With a great sadness, we regret to inform you that Professor Israel
Koltracht of the University of Connecticut died on February 17,
2008. He was 59.

Israel Koltracht received his Master's degree from the USSR Academy of
Sciences at Novosibirsk, and his PhD from the Weizmann Institute of
Science in Israel. He then went on to become a Research Associate at
Stanford University, which was followed by a similar position at the
University of Calgary.

Israel joined the faculty of UConn in 1987 and established himself as
an excellent researcher and teacher. He contributed much to
interdisciplinary research at UConn, particularly to cooperation
between the Mathematics and Physics departments.

In addition to his essential role in strengthening the UConn
Mathematics Department, Koltracht had an outstanding research career.
The results of his Ph.D. thesis were already impressive. He developed
a quite general theory for designing fast algorithms to find the
numerical solution of important classes of integral equations of a
second kind with structured kernels (including, for example,
displacement kernels, Toeplitz-plus-Hankel and semiseparable kernels).

Israel Koltracth produced a number of first-class results in the
theory of structured matrices, many of which laid the framework for
important further developments. For instance, in 1993 Gohberg and
Koltracht studied structured, mixed and componentwise condition
numbers, and applied their results to the structured conditioning of
Toeplitz and Vandermonde matrices. These results, which explained that
fast algorithms can potentially be much more accurate that the
standard ones, attracted a great deal of attention in the community.

Further, Israel Koltracht pioneered the design of linear cost
algorithms for semiseparable matrices, the area that has become the
chief focus of the structured matrices community in the last two

During the last several years Israel Koltracht worked on applications
to physics, specifically on the design of numerical methods for
solving Schrodinger and Gross-Pitaevskii equations.

During his tenure at UConn, Israel supervised the thesis research of 8
Ph.D. students.

Isral Koltracht was buried at the Jewish Cemetery in Willimantic. He
is survived by his wife Marina, by his daughter Jane, and his son

We have lost one of the leading experts in the field of structured
matrices, a truly irreplaceable colleague and a terrific friend.

Miki Neumann and Vadim Olshevsky


From: "Robert A. van de Geijn" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:09:18 -0500
Subject: Announcing libFLAME 2.0

It is our pleasure to announce libFLAME version 2.0, available
2008/04/01. libFLAME is an infrastructure for developing dense
(including banded) linear algebra libraries for sequential and
multithreaded architectures. It includes an implementation of the BLAS
and "core LAPACK".

The primary goal of the FLAME project, a collaboration between UT-Austin
and UJI (Spain), has shifted from exposing systematic methods for
deriving algorithms to the problem of solving the programmability issue
that now faces us given the impending ubiquity of multicore
architectures. It targets the domain of dense linear algebra (most
easily summarized by "the functionality of libraries like the BLAS,
LAPACK, and RECSY"). To demonstrate the approach, a production-quality
library begin released has been developed.

A small subset of noteworthy changes made to libFLAME since version 1.0:

- An interface for programming "algorithms-by-blocks" called FLASH. (An
algorithm-by-blocks operates over matrices that are potentially
hierarchical, referenced and/or stored as sub-matrices). FLASH is now
fully supported with a basic set of utility routines, full
implementation of the level-3 BLAS, and major decomposition-based

- A control structure that allows developers to easily specify
multi-level algorithmic execution. The structure encodes variant and
blocksizes choices for computing subproblems, making it possible to
execute any sequential or parallel algorithm-by-blocks with recursion of
arbitrary depth without changing any algorithm code.

- A runtime system, SuperMatrix, allows transparent scheduling and
execution of algorithms-by-blocks to multithreaded architectures.

- Many improvements to the build facility.

- As before, there is an LAPACK computability layer (for sequential
execution only) so that libFLAME can be exploited without changing calls
to LAPACK in an application.

More information:

- Visit the FLAME website:
- This release is available as Free Software, licensed under the LGPL.
- For a more complete list of updates, see

This release targets GNU/Linux and various flavors of UNIX. (Future
releases may be ported to Windows as well.)

Field Van Zee
Robert van de Geijn
for the FLAME team


From: Per Christian Hansen <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:05:09 -0500
Subject: Regularization Tools, Version 4.1 for Matlab 7.3

A new version of Regularization Tools is now avaiable from Netlib,
MathWorks' File Exchange, and my home page. The new version works
in Matlab 7.3, and the update is described in the paper
P. C. Hansen, Regularization Tools Version 4.0 for Matlab 7.3,
Numerical Algorithms 46 (2007), pp. 189-194.

A number of small bugs were fixed since version 3.0 was released.
In addition, the package was updated and new functions were added.

The major changes are:
1. Underdetermined problems are now allowed.
2. Two new test problems are included:
- 1-D gravity surveying, and
- 2-D tomography (leading to a sparse matrix).
3. Several new iterative regularization routines are available:
- ART (algebraic reconstruction technique),
- MR-II (a variant of MINRES with starting vector A*b),
with and without smoothing-norm preconditioning,
- RRGMRES (a variant of MINRES with starting vector A*b),
with and without smoothing-norm preconditioning,
- SP-LSQR (subspace preconditioned LSQR).
4. Two new parameter-choice methods:
- A new function for locating the corner of a discrete L-curve
that doesn't need the Spline Toolbox.
- A new function that uses normalized cumulative periodograms
of the residual vectors.
5. The name of the test problem ilaplace was changed to i_laplace.
The manual has been updated accordingly.

It is emphasized that many functions in Regularization Tools are still
primarily intended for small and medium size problems where it is feasible
to compute the SVD and/or the GSVD. For large-scale problems the iterative
methods should be used, possibly modified to fit the particular problem.

An object-oriented Matlab package, inspired by Regularization Tools,
is available from
This package, called MOORe Tools (Modular Object-Oriented Reg. Tools)
is the result of two PhD projects at IMM. Feel free to try the package;
but notice that I cannot provide any support for MOORe Tools.

-- Per Christian Hansen, DTU Informatics


From: Alfred Inselberg <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 01:08:42 +0200 (IST)
Subject: New book, Handbook of Data Visualization

"Handbook of Data Visualization"
Series: Springer Handbooks of Computational Statistics
Chen, Chun-houh; Härdle, Wolfgang; Unwin, Antony (Eds.)
2008, XIV, 936 p. 569 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-540-33036-3

Visualizing the data is an essential part of any data analysis. Modern
computing developments have led to big improvements in graphic capabilities and
there are many new possibilities for data displays. This book gives an overview
of modern data visualization methods, both in theory and practice. It details
modern graphical tools such as mosaic plots, parallel coordinate plots, and
linked views. Coverage also examines graphical methodology for particular areas
of statistics, for example Bayesian analysis, genomic data and cluster
analysis, as well software for graphics. Specialists from all over the world
have contributed papers on their areas of expertise to this volume.

Written for:
Researchers, practitioners
Data Visualization
Statistical Graphics

Best regards,


From: Julie Haenisch <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 10:50:06 -0400
Subject: New book, Guesstimation

Below you will find a brief description of a new title published by
Princeton University Press. We hope that you will find this title of
interest to your members and will post our message to your discussion list.

Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin
Lawrence Weinstein & John A. Adam

"Guesstimation is a delightful book that, page after page, gleams with
insight into the measure of all things--from house pets to lottery tickets
and from the kitchen to the cosmos. Meanwhile, the authors cleverly teach
you some fundamental chemistry, physics, and biology, leaving you
enlightened and curiously comfortable with all that once seemed intractable
in the world."--Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist at the American Museum
of Natural History, author of Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic

Guesstimation is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's
popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten! The ability to
estimate is an important skill in daily life. More and more leading
businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants'
abilities to think on their feet. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic
math and science skills to estimate virtually anything--quickly--using
plausible assumptions and elementary arithmetic.

Read Chapter 1 and the table of contents at:


From: "hpworkshop" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:16:13 -0000
Subject: Workshop on Higher Order Methods, UK, May 2008

One Day Workshop on Higher Order Methods in
Computational Science and Engineering
Thursday 15th May 2008
Civil and Computational Engineering Research Centre,
School of Engineering, Swansea University. U.K.

The Wales Institute of Mathematics and Computation has kindly provided
funding to allow the organization of a one day workshop on higher
order methods in computational science and engineering. The workshop
will take place in the Civil and Computational Engineering Research
Centre within the School of Engineering at Swansea University on
Thursday 15th May 2008. It will consist of invited talks from key
experts in the field as well as a small number of contributed
presentations. The workshop aims to promote interaction and discussion
between U.K. industry and academia, although participants from outside
the U.K are also welcome to attend.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* hp Finite elements
* Higher order discontinuous Galerkin techniques
* Spectral methods
* Efficient solvers and preconditioning techniques for higher order methods
* Mesh generation techniques for higher order methods
* Visualization techniques for higher order methods.

A programme for the workshop will be available shortly on the workshop website:

There is no registration fee for attending the workshop, although prospective
participants are kindly asked to register their interest in attending the
workshop by sending their contact details to the following email address.

Paul D. Ledger


From: Marta Betcke <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:49:58 -0500
Subject: Workshop: Tomographic Image Reconstruction, Manchester, Jun 2008

Workshop: New Directions in Tomographic Image Reconstruction,
30 June - 1 July, 2008, University of Manchester, UK

Tomographic image reconstruction, being a highly active research area
stimulated by a number of real- life applications, naturally employs
scientists with various backgrounds. This variety of applications has
led to a high degree of specialisation within each niche, possibly
preventing innovations to be sufficiently disseminated. This workshop
aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and
techniques developed by different communities leading to the unveiling
of new directions in the field and hopefully triggering future

Our intended audience is wide, however we intend to keep a slight bias
towards mathematical yet practical aspects of imaging, gathering
specialists in inverse problems, numerical analysis as well as
practitioners to discuss topics such as sufficiency of data, stability
of reconstructions, x-ray scattering correction and inversion,
algebraic reconstruction methods, and image post-processing to name a

The list of confirmed speakers includes: Simon Arridge (London, UK),
Rolf Clackdoyle (Saint-Etienne, France), Bernd Fischer (Luebeck,
Germany), Per Christian Hansen (Lyngby, Denmark), Ivana Jovanovic
(Lausanne, Switzerland), Frank Natterer (Muenster, Germany), Sarah
Patch (Wisconsin, USA), Vladimir Sharafutdinov (Novosibirsk, Russia),
Robert Speller (London, UK), Jared Tanner (Edinburgh, UK)

Further information is available online at

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please send an
email to . Please note that the number of
participants is limited.

Organizers: Marta Betcke, Bill Lionheart, Wagner Muniz, and Phil Withers


From: "Froilan M, Dopico" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:10:36 -0500
Subject: Intl. Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra, Spain, Jul 2008


Initiating a new line of activity, the SIAM AG on Linear Algebra, together
with SIMUMAT organizes its first Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra
at the International Center of Mathematical Meetings in Castro Urdiales,
Spain, from July 21 - 25, 2008. Lecture series will be given on the
following subjects:

Krylov subspace methods for solving linear systems (Michael Eiermann)
Matrix methods in data mining (Lars Elden)
Mechanics and linear algebra (Rich Lehoucq)
Structured eigenvalue problems: modern theory and computational practice
(David Watkins)

Depending on funding, some travel support may be granted to selected

Further details can be found on the web site


From: Willard Miller <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:50:32 -0500
Subject: Grad Student Workshop: Mathematical Modeling in Industry, Aug 2008

Mathematical Modeling in Industry XII - A Workshop for Graduate Students
Application deadline: April 28 2008

The workshop will take place at the Institute for Mathematics and its
Applications (Minnesota), August 6-15, 2008. Students will work in teams
of up to 6 students under the guidance of a mentor from industry. The mentor
will help guide the students in the modeling process, analysis and
computational work associated with a real-world industrial problem. A
progress report from each team will be scheduled during the period. In
addition, each team will be expected to make an oral final presentation
and submit a written report at the end of the 10-day period. This year's
mentors are Christpher Bemis (Whitebox Advisors), Olus Boratov
(Corning Inc.), J. Michael Gray (Medtronic), Thomas A. Grandine (Boeing),
Anthony José Kearsley (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Robert Shimpa (Medtronic) and Chai Wah Wu (IBM Research). A description
of the projects, a poster, and more information are available at

The IMA provides full travel support and local expenses.


From: Bruce Boghosian <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:39:53 -0500
Subject: Call for submissions, UK e-Science 'Crossing Boundaries', Sep 08

'Crossing Boundaries: Computational Science, E-Science and Global
8-11 September 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland

This is the principal e-Science meeting in the UK and brings together
researchers from all disciplines, computer scientists and developers
to meet and exchange ideas. The meeting is in its seventh year and
normally attracts between 500 and 600 participants. The theme for
this year's meeting is 'Crossing Boundaries: Computational Science,
E-Science and Global E-Infrastructures'.

Key proceedings papers will be published in two back-to-back editions
of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A in early 2009.
The general format of the meeting will include cross-community
symposia and workshops in key areas of e-Science, including:

* Delivering Grid Services - the role of Central Computing Services
* Infrastructure Provision for 'Grids' Infrastructure for Users
* Software Development for Scientific Applications: current and future
* Information Assurance for the Grid: Crossing Boundaries between
* e-Science Applications in Computational Science: Advancing Research
Across Scales
* Interactive e-Science to Support Creativity and Intuition in Research
* HPC Grids of Continental Scope
* Computational Biomedicine
* The Global Data Centric View

There will also be opportunities to present 20 minute talks. We
therefore call for abstract submissions for: (1) general papers not
attached to a particular workshop, and (2) workshop papers. The
submission deadline is 1 May 08.

Further details about the workshops and important information about
the submission and review process, including guidelines for authors
can be found at the web page


From: Coralia Cartis <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 09:48:32 -0500
Subject: CARIPLO Workshop on Numerical Stochastic Programming, Sep 2008

CARIPLO Workshop on Numerical Linear and Nonlinear Stochastic Programming
An ICMS Associated Meeting
September 3 -- 5, 2008

** Funding for young researchers and PhD students available from **
** the Cariplo foundation through the University of Bergamo. **
** See website for details **

This workshop aims to bring together, for training and networking
purposes, PhD students, young researchers and experts in the diverse
aspects of numerical linear and nonlinear stochastic programming.
This is the second workshop in a series of events supported by the
Cariplo foundation. A first meeting was held at the University
of Bergamo in April 2007 (Spring School in Stochastic Programming).

We invite presentations in all areas of numerical linear and nonlinear
stochastic programming.

# Keynote Plenary Lectures given by

Giorgio Consigli, University of Bergamo, Italy
Michael Dempster, University of Cambridge, UK
Alex McNeil, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Gautam Mitra, Brunel University, UK
Georg Pflug, University of Vienna, Austria
Marc Steinbach, University of Hannover, Germany

# Important Dates:

Early registration: 1 August 2008
Abstract submission: 1 August 2008
Application for Sponsorships: 15 June 2008


From: Seetharami Seelam <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 09:06:32 -0400
Subject: CFP: HiperIO'08 within IEEE Cluster 2008, Japan, Oct 2008

Second International Workshop on High Performance I/O Systems and Data
Intensive Computing

to be held within IEEE Cluster 2008
Tsukuba, Japan. October 1st, 2008.


*Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:*
* High-performance storage systems technologies: Storage Area
Networks, NAS, Storage networks, active storage devices, ...
* Parallel and distributed I/O in clusters and Grids.
* Parallel file systems
* I/O optimization techniques for scientific and business applications.
* I/O interfaces and formats.
* New topics on I/O architectures for clusters and grids.
* I/O middleware in grids.
* New trends in clusters file systems.
* System architectures deployed in very large scale systems.
* Data driven applications.
* Performance and scalability.
* Reliability, availability, disaster tolerance.
* Virtualization.

* Papers due: May, 5, 2008.
* Notification to authors: June, 15, 2008.
* Workshop dates: October, 1, 2008.

In proceedings through the IEEE Computer Society Press as part of the
Cluster 2008 proceedings


From: "Solin, Pavel" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:52:14 -0600
Subject: Finite Element Conference (FEMTEC 2008), El Paso, Texas, Dec 2006

December 8 - 12, 2006
The University of Texas at El Paso

We are pleased to announce the second international conference on Finite
Element Methods in Engineering and Science (FEMTEC 2008), to be held at
the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on December 8 - 12, 2008.
The goal of FEMTEC 2008 is to advance the frontiers in performance and
reliability of finite element methods, and broaden their interdisciplinary
applications in engineering and sciences. FEMTEC has a single-session
format with limited number of participants.

Confirmed invited speakers:

* Randolph Bank, University of California at San Diego
* Pavel Bochev, Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico
* Don Estep, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
* Jan Hesthaven, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
* Ronald Hoppe, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
* Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
* Mikhail Shashkov, Los Alamos National Labs, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Abstract submission:

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please submit your abstract
as soon as possible to the address, using a Latex
macro available on the conference home page. Every abstract will be reviewed
but the process should not take more than one month after abstract submission.


The editors of J. Comput. Appl. Math. (JCAM), ISSN 0377-0427, impact
factor 0.759, kindly agreed to publish the proceedings of FEMTEC 2008.
All papers will be subject to standard review process.


From: Professor Mohammad Sal Moslehian <>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 05:10:19 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers for Banach J. Math. Anal.

*** Call for Papers for Banach J. Math. Anal.***

Dear Colleague,

It is my pleasure to invite you most cordially to submit an original
research paper for possible publication in the open access electronic journal
"Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis (BJMA)" and to promote our journal
among your fellow-workers and colleagues. A publishing of your paper will
contribute so much for the success of the journal. Kindly find more
information about how/where to submit a paper at

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions in the style file
of BJMA.

Sincerely yours
M. S. Moslehian


From: Helge Holden <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:29:35 -0500
Subject: 2 PhD research fellowships and 1 postdoctoral fellowship, Norway

One Postdoctoral Fellowship and two PhD Research Fellowship Positions
are available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in
Trondheim. The grants are funded by the Research Council of Norway
through the project “Nonlinear Problems in Mathematical Analysis”.

For the postdoctoral fellowship, the grant period is normally two
years, but employment as a researcher for a shorter period may also be
considered. PhD Fellows are hired for a period of 3 or 4 years. For
both positions successful candidates are expected to start working
sometime between August 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009. The project will
be centred around current trends in the intersection between partial
differential equations and harmonic analysis, including relevant
aspects of complex analysis. Numerical methods are relevant.

Postdoctoral Fellows receive a gross salary between NOK 394 700 and
NOK 613 100 per year, while PhD Fellows receive a gross salary NOK 325
600 per year. Only written applications sent to Norwegian University
of Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology,
Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, NO - 7491 Trondheim, NORWAY,
marked IME 017-2008, will be considered. The deadline is April 15,
2008. For further information, please consult


From: "M. Sergio Campobasso" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 04:00:30 -0500
Subject: Research Fellowship in Wind Turbine CFD at Glasgow University

We are seeking a highly motivated Researcher to work on a research project
funded by the British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC). This project also benefits from the collaboration with national and
international leading companies in the market of large and small wind
turbines. The research programme to be undertaken is an exciting and unique
opportunity to work in the rapidly growing scientific and technological
sector of renewable energy engineering.

The project concerns the implementation, validation and demonstration of a
novel CFD methodology for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) unsteady
aerodynamics. The general framework is HAWT aerodynamic and aeroelastic
design based on the 3D RANS flow model. The primary objectives are to
enhance the accuracy and computational efficiency of high-fidelity
computational aerodynamics tools, and improve the understanding of complex
features of wind turbine unsteady flows.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a relevant computational
engineering field with a strong emphasis on RANS-based CFD, and will have
significant expertise in CFD software design and development.

This post is available from May 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.
More details are currently available at
Instructions for applying will be soon available via the Glasgow University
vacancy website.
For further details, please contact:
Dr. M. Sergio Campobasso
Tel. +44(0)2085477836 - E-mail:


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 19:32:10 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 3 No. 3 (fwd)

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 3, Number 3, 2008

Regular Articles:

Irina Ginzburg, Frederik Verhaeghe and Dominique d'Humières
Study of simple hydrodynamic solutions with the two-relaxation-times lattice
Boltzmann scheme. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 519-581.

Yana Di, Ruo Li and Tao Tang
A general moving mesh framework in 3D and its application for simulating the
mixture of multi-phase flows. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 582-602.

H. T. Banks and Nicholas S. Luke
Modelling of propagating shear waves in biotissue employing an internal
variable approach to dissipation. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 603-640.

Chunxiong Zheng
An exact absorbing boundary condition for the Schrödinger equation with
sinusoidal potentials at infinity. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp.

Michael McCourt, Nicholas Dovidio and Michael Gilbert
Spectral methods for resolving spike dynamics in the Geirer-Meinhardt model.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 659-678.

Zhijun Tan, K. M. Lim and B. C. Khoo
An adaptive moving mesh method for two-dimensional incompressible viscous
flows. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 679-703.

Zhaoxin Gong, Huaxiong Huang and Chuanjing Lu
Stability analysis of the immersed boundary method for a two-dimensional
membrane with bending rigidity. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 704-723.

Ke Ping Li and Zi You Gao
Spatial correlation function in modular networks.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 724-733.

Anne Gelb, Rodrigo B. Platte and W. Steven Rosenthal
The discrete orthogonal polynomial least squares method for approximation and
solving partial differential equations.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 734-758.


From: ijnam <>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 02:17:44 -0600
Subject: Contents, International journal of numerical analysis and modeling

*International journal of numerical analysis and modeling*
Special issue Dedicated to Professor Max Gunzburger on the occasion of
his 60th Birthday/*
*/*Volume 4, Number 3-4 (2007) --- Contents*

(with /* */ Max Gunzbuger
publication list)/**/ by Lisheng Hou............. i /*

* Benqi Guo and Ivo Babuska, * Mathematical framework for lattice

* Pavel Bochev and David Day, *A least-square method for consistent
mesh tying.. ............342

*J. Borggaard, A. Hay and D. Pelletier, *Interval-based reduced-order
models for unsteady fluid flow..........353

* J. Burkardt, M. Gunzburger and C. Webster, * Reduced order modeling
of some nonlinear stochastic partial differential equations .......368

*Y. Cao, M. Hussaini and H. Yang, *Numerical optimization of radiated
engine noise with uncertain wavenumbers ..392

* C. Chang and S. Yang, * Analysis of the [L^2, L^2, L^2] least
squares finite element method for incompressible Oseen-type problems

*C. Cox, H. Lee and D. Szurley, *Finite element approximation of the
non-isothermal Stokes-Oldroyd equations .........425

* Q. Du and X. Wang, * Convergence of numerical approximations to a
phase field bending elasticity model of membrane deformations

*H. Zhou and M. Forest, *Nematic liquids in weak capillary Poiseuille
flow: structure scaling laws and effective conductivity implications

* M. Forest, R. Zhou and Q. Wang, * Nano-rod suspension flows: A 2D
Smoluchowski-Navier-Stokes solver.. ........478

*S. Guerrero and O. Imanuvilov, *Remarks on controllability of the
anisotropic Lame system ....489

* G. Hetzer and A. Meir, * On an interface problem with a nonlinear
jump condition, numerical approximation of solutions ........519

* Lili Ju, *Conforming centroidal Voronoi Delaunay triangulation for
quality mesh generation....531

* A. Kunoth, M. Schlichtenmayer and C. Schneider, * Speed windsurfing:
modeling and numerics ........548

*H. Lee, S. Lee and G. Piao, *Reduced-order modeling of Burger
equations based on centroidal Voronoi Tessellation ...........559

* S. Manservisi, * An extended domain method for optimal boundary
control for Navier-Stokes equations .......584

* S. Ravindran, * Stabilization of Navier-Stokes equations by boundary
feedback .............608

* S. Yang, * Shooting methods for numerical solutions of exact
controllability problems constrained by linear and semilinear 2-D wave
equations ...625

* V. J. Ervin, W. Layton and M. Neda, * Numerical analysis of a higher
order time relaxation model of fluids ........648

* T. Svobodny, * Modeling and computation of pulsed laser materials

* K. Chrysafinos, * Discontinuous Galerkin approximations for
distributed optimal control problems constrained by parabolic PDE's

* L. Hou and H. Kwon, * Analysis and approximations of a
terminal-state optimal control problem constrained by semilinear
parabolic PDES ..713

* Y. Saka, M. Gunzburger and J. Burkardt, * Latinized, improved LHS,
and CVT point sets in hypercubes ...........729


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:33:34 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 47, No. 3

Contents of Volume 47, Number 3, of Numerical Algorithms

An efficient algorithm for accelerating the convergence of oscillatory
series, useful for computing the polylogarithm and Hurwitz zeta
Linas Veptas
Pages 211 - 252

Efficient eigenvalue computation for quasi-separable Hermitian
matrices under low rank perturbations
Yuli Eidelman, Luca Gemignani, Israel Gohberg
Pages 253 - 273

A verified inexact implicit Runge­Kutta method for non-smooth ODEs
Sayed Mahmoud, Xiaojun Chen
Pages 275 - 290

Connection coefficients between orthogonal polynomials and the
canonical sequence: an approach based on symbolic computation
Pascal Maroni, Zelia da Rocha
Pages 291 - 314


From: Laura Smith <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:24:36 +0000
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 24, issue 2, April 2008

Volume 24, Issue 2, April 2008
Article numbers: 023001--025028

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on
the web. This issue is available at:


Quantitative estimates of unique continuation for parabolic equations,
determination of unknown time-varying boundaries and optimal stability
Sergio Vessella


On Wiener-type filters in SPECT
J-P Guillement and R G Novikov

Iterative Runge--Kutta-type methods for nonlinear ill-posed problems
C B\"ockmann and P Pornsawad

Function reconstruction from noisy local averages
Yu Chen, Jianguo Huang and Weimin Han

The Gel'fand--Levitan theory for one-dimensional hyperbolic systems with
impulsive inputs
Wuqing Ning and Masahiro Yamamoto

An inverse problem for a linear crack in an anisotropic elastic body and
the enclosure method
Masaru Ikehata and Hiromichi Itou

Numerical implementation of the convexification algorithm for an optical
diffusion tomograph
Hua Shan, Michael V Klibanov, Hanli Liu, Natee Pantong and Jianzhong Su

A simple method for solving the inverse scattering problem for the
difference Helmholtz equation
Yuri A Godin and Boris Vainberg

Inverse scattering for gratings and wave guides
Gregory Eskin, James Ralston and Masahiro Yamamoto

Direct and inverse problems for the generalized relativistic Toda lattice
and the connection with general orthogonal polynomials
A Gago-Alonso, L Santiago-Moreno and L R Pi\~neiro-D\' \i az

An algebraic method for identification of dipoles and quadrupoles
Takaaki Nara

The Radon transform on SO(3): a Fourier slice theorem and numerical
R Hielscher, D Potts, J Prestin, H Schaeben and M Schmalz

Uniqueness and H\"older stability of discontinuous diffusion coefficients
in three related inverse problems for the heat equation
Olivier Poisson

Zeroth-order inversion of transient pressure observations
D W Vasco

Characterization of an elastic cylinder and an elastic sphere with the
time-reversal operator: application to the sub-resolution limit
Jean-Gabriel Minonzio, Franck D Philippe, Claire Prada and Mathias Fink

Inverse scattering for an AKNS problem with rational reflection
H Steudel and D J Kaup

Numerical detection and reduction of non-uniqueness in nonlinear inverse
Emanuel Winterfors and Andrew Curtis

Recovering the mass and the charge of a Reissner--Nordstr\"om black hole
by an inverse scattering experiment
Thierry Daud\'e and Fran\cc ois Nicoleau

Regularization by fractional filter methods and data smoothing
E Klann and R Ramlau

Optical tomography problems at layered media
I V Prokhorov, I P Yarovenko and V G Nazarov

Explicit solutions of the cubic matrix nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation
Francesco Demontis and Cornelis van der Mee

Inversion formulae for the spherical mean in odd dimensions and the
Euler--Poisson--Darboux equation
Boris Rubin

Designing arrays of Josephson junctions for specific static responses
J G Caputo and L Loukitch

A Rao--Blackwellized particle filter for magnetoencephalography
C Campi, A Pascarella, A Sorrentino and M Piana

Digital image deblurring with SOR
V N Strakhov and S V Vorontsov

Efficient computation of the Tikhonov regularization parameter by
goal-oriented adaptive discretization
Anke Griesbaum, Barbara Kaltenbacher and Boris Vexler

Weyl functions, the inverse problem and special solutions for the system
auxiliary to the nonlinear optics equation
Alexander Sakhnovich

A systematic approach to robust preconditioning for gradient-based inverse
scattering algorithms
Sven Nordebo, Andreas Fhager, Mats Gustafsson and Mikael Persson

Data-driven efficient score tests for deconvolution hypotheses
M A Langovoy


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 08:27:55 -0400
Subject: I Must Go Code in the C (poem)

Enjoy a tall latte with your weekend sailing at C; below
are two excerpts. You can read the complete original poem
by Masefield, and my complete retake on C programming at:

I Must Go Down to the Sea, by John Masefield (1902) (two excerpts)

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I Must Go Code in the C, by Tim Davis (2008) (two excerpts)

I must go code in the C again, to the lonely C and VI,
And all I ask is a Linux box and a mouse to steer her by,
And all I ask is a tall latte with the white foam frothing,
And no flung err and no blown stack, and the C goes flying.

End of NA Digest