NA Digest Sunday, May 18, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 20

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Kyoko Makino <>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 17:10:30 -0400
Subject: Martin Berz awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree

Martin Berz was awarded an honorary doctorate from Saint Petersburg State
University, Russia, which was conferred on April 25, 2008. Referring to his
work on rigorous high order methods and their applications, the degree is awarded

For His Eminent Contributions to the Solution of
Important Problems of Applied Mathematics and for
Advancing Russian-American Cooperation in the Sciences

The Honorary Diploma was conferred in the stately Petrovskiy Hall of the Main
Building of the University by President L. A. Verbitskaya. As part of the
ceremony, Prof. Berz gave a presentation with the title

Chaos, The Large Hadron Collider, and Michigan Taffy

Later he presented a formal seminar with the title "Rigorous Computation of
Characteristics of Chaotic Systems"

More details can be found at
Congratulations to Martin!


From: "Jan G. Korvink" <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 15:24:09 +0200
Subject: Nominations for senior fellowships in the area of Soft Matter Research

The University of Freiburg in South Germany has recently estabished
the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), see

The FRIAS School for Soft Matter Research is inviting applications or
nominations for senior fellowships (typically up to one year), open to
colleagues with a proven research record in the area. We are
advertising the fellowships in the NA-Digest because we are also
looking for fellows following a theoretical or numerical approach to
soft matter research. The school offers an attractive support package
for successful applicants.

Interested parties are invited to contact one of the directors of the
School, Jan Korvink ( or Hermann Grabert


From: (Gil Strang)
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 07:29:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: New book, An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, 2nd Edition

New book, An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, 2nd Edition

An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, Second Edition
Gilbert Strang and George Fix
Wellesley-Cambridge Press ( and SIAM
May 2008, 414 pages, Hardcover, ISBN 978-0980232707, $80

I am very happy to announce the Second Edition of Strang/Fix (35 years
after the First Edition!). The original book is included in its entirety.
The new Part II makes clear each step in using the finite element method:
Weak form of the equation, choice of trial and test functions, assembly
of the stiffness matrix K (including MATLAB codes), and solution of KU=F.

The book explains the three leading forms of finite element computations:

1. The displacement method (assembled from element matrices)
2. The mixed method for velocity and pressure (and the inf-sup condition)
3. The Discontinuous Galerkin method--conservation laws & flux functions

There are suggested exercises taken from the new book Computational Science
and Engineering (also published by Wellesley-Cambridge Press and SIAM).
I hope you have noticed that book, written to help move the teaching and
learning of applied/computational mathematics away from formulas to ideas.
The finite element book focuses on one exceptionally successful approach --
a great achievement of the whole community of computational mechanics.

Contents and ordering information for both books are on
and and

Gilbert Strang


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 14:54:37 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, Jun 2008

Sparse Days at CERFACS

Registration deadline: 23 May, 2008.

Web site:

As announced earlier, the "Sparse days at CERFACS" will be held at CERFACS
this year on 23rd and 24th June 2008.

Although as usual there will be no registration fee, you should register
beforehand with Nicole Boutet ( This must be done
by our deadline of 23 May as we will choose our room based on the number
of attendees.

You should also let Nicole know if you want to stay in the very cheap (but
very adequate) on-site accommodation. There will be a conference dinner on
Tuesday evening, the cost of which will be 40 euros and it would be
helpful if you could let Nicole know whether you wish to attend this.

People wanting to speak should email Xavier Vasseur ( with
a title and abstract (one page in plain text or LaTeX).

In memory of Gene Golub who attended many previous Sparse Days, the
meeting and dinner will have dedications to him and any speaker who
knew Gene is welcome to include remarks in his or her presentation.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for registering, and for requesting
cheap accommodation is May 23rd.


From: Anders Logg <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 11:08:03 +0200
Subject: Finite Element Methods for Fluids and Fluid-Structure Interaction, Jun 2008

Workshop on Finite Element Methods for Fluids and Fluid-Structure

Center for Biomedical Computing
Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, June 4-5 2008

The meeting is organized by the Center for Biomedical Computing (CBC)
which is a Norwegian center of excellence focusing on developing
methodology and software for applications in biomedicine, in
particular biomedical flows.

The main objective of the meeting is to present novel applications and
discuss recent advances in finite element methods for fluids and fluid
structure interaction, including

* Efficient methods and iterative solvers
* Adaptivity and error estimation
* Applications including, but not restricted to, biomedical flow

A tentative program is available at

Deadline for registration:

May 25, 2008

Mats G. Larson and Anders Logg (Organizers)


From: Peter Deuflhard <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 16:57:53 +0200
Subject: Honorary colloquium for Werner C. Rheinboldt in Berlin, Jun 2008

On June 24, 2008, the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is honoring Werner
Rheinboldt on the occasion of his 80th birthday, admittedly a bit
late. Everybody is invited to participate. Werner Rheinboldt is well-
known for his work on nonlinear systems and on differential-algebraic
equations. During his carreer he has also served as SIAM president.
Speakers will be Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin and MATHEON) and Bernd
Simeon (TU Munich). Details please find under


From: "Prof. Dr. R. Schneider" <>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 09:12:54 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Numerical Techniques in Density Functinal Theory, Jul 2008

Announcement of the workshop "Numerical Techniques in
Density Functional Theory for Electronic Structure Calculations".

The workshop will take place at the TU-Berlin (Germany) from
July 23rd till 25th, 2008.

The workshop aims at stimulating discussions between scientists
developing large scale DFT methods and specialists in numerical
analysis, in particular mathematicians working on high order methods
for PDEs, optimization and/or numerical linear algebra.
Topics will be:
* discretization techniques
* minimization procedures (SCF or direct minimization)
* linear scaling
* time dependent problems
* etc.
The DFG research center MATHEON (Mathematics for Key Technologies)
is hosting and supporting the workshop and we will appreciate your
participation. Deadline for submitting an abstract is June 30th 2008.
Further information is provided on the web page


From: Roger Ghanem <>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 16:14:10 -0700
Subject: Polynomial Chaos Methods for Uncertainty Quantification, Aug 2008

A Workshop on "Opportunities and Challenges in Applying Polynomial
Chaos Expansions to Engineering Design and Analysis" will be held on
the campus of the University of Southern California on August 21-22,

The Workshop will bring together researchers from academia, government
labs and industry in an effort to identify challenges and
opportunities for the uncertainty quantification methods collectively
known as Polynomial Chaos approximations. This Workshop will provide a
forum where the state of the art in these methods is delineated with
the aim of accelerating their maturity to a point where they can
fulfill their promise as an enabling technology in scientific
discovery and engineering design.

The workshop will consist of a series of survey lectures and breakout
sessions aimed at addressing specifically issues of modeling,
algorithms, and software.

For additional information on the Workshop please visit its website
at: To sign-up, complete the
registration form available at this site.

Please note that seating at the Workshop is limited. All registrants
will receive feedback regarding the status of their application by
June 15th.

Workshop co-chairs,
Roger Ghanem
Habib Najm
John Red-Horse
Eric Phipps


From: "Peter K. Sweby" <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 14:53:22 +0100
Subject: 2-day meeting to celebrate 25th annivesary of the ICFD, Sep 2008

The Institute of Computational Fluid Dynamics was founded in 1983 by
Bill Morton and Mike Baines. This year is its 25th anniversary and to
celebrate we are holding a two day meeting at the University of Oxford
on 15th & 16th September 2008. The meeting will consist of invited talks
together with a celebratory 3-course dinner in New College on the
evening of 15th September.
Guest Speakers:
Tony Hutton (Airbus)
Phil Roe (Michigan)
Andrew Stuart (Warwick)
Nigel Weatherill (Swansea)
Invited Speakers:
Malcolm Arthur (QinteQ)
Mike Baines (Reading)
Andy Barlow (AWE)
Mike Christie (Heriot-Watt)
Mike Cullen (Met Office)
Paul Dellar (Oxford)
Chris Farmer (Schlumberger)
Matthew Hubbard (Leeds)
Leigh Lapworth (Rolls Royce)
Nancy Nichols (Reading)
Andrew Priestley (Schlumberger)
David Silvester (Manchester)
Peter Sweby (Reading)
Andy Wathen (Oxford)
Mike Webster (Swansea)
After Dinner Speaker:
Bill Morton (Oxford)
For more details and registration information please see


From: Brahim Amaziane <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 16:23:20 +0200
Subject: Scaling Up & Modeling for Transport and Flow in Porous Media, Oct 2008

Scaling Up and Modeling for Transport and Flow in Porous Media
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 13-16 October 2008

Topics of the conference:
- Flow and Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media,
- Multiphase Flows, Multiscale Phenomena, Scaling and Heterogeneity,
- Scaling in porous media, in particular scaling of processes from the
microscale to the mesoscale, the use of coarse grid descriptions in modeling
multiphase flow phenomena,
- Numerical Homogenization,
- Numerical simulation of multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media,
- Mathematical modeling of multiphase flow in porous media.

Invited Plenary Speakers:
G. Allaire, T. Arbogast, G. Bernard-Michel, J. Blum, G. Bouchitté, G. Chavent,
G. A. Chechkin, J. Douglas, H. van Duijn, R. P. Gilbert, J. Jaffré, P. Knaber,
R. Masson, A. Mikelic, F. Murat, G. Panasenko, M. Panfilov, L. Pankratov,
A. Piatnitski, O. Pironneau, M. Quintard, J. Roberts, T. F. Russell,
R. E. Showalter, P. Terpolilli, D. Tromeur-Dervout, M. F. Wheeler, Y. Yortsos.

Important dates:
- Deadline to submit an abstract: May 31, 2008.
- Deadline for registration: June 30, 2008.

Best Regards,
On behalf of the organizing committee
Brahim Amaziane


From: Keita Teranishi <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 23:44:56 -0400
Subject: 3rd Intl Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning, Japan, Oct 2008

Third International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning (iWAPT2008)
Oct. 1st, 2008, EPOCHAL TSUKUBA, Japan
in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2008

With the rapid increase in the complexity and diversity of computing
environments, from embedded systems and multicore processors to grid
systems, development of software that can fully exploit the potential
performance of the hardware has become a difficult and time-consuming
task. As a means of overcoming this difficulty, automatic performance
tuning technology to enable the software to self-adapt to the
computing environments has recently aroused much interest.

<Important Dates>
Paper submission due: June 19th, 2008
Acceptance notification: July 16th, 2008
Final paper submission: July 26th, 2008

Papers will be published from IEEE in conjunction with Cluster 2008.

<For more details>
Please see


From: <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 15:39:48 -0400
Subject: IEEE Intl Conf on High Performance Computing, India, Dec 2008

15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing
(HiPC 2008)
December 17-20, 2008
Bangalore, India
Deadline: May 19, 2008 (Extended; but title/abstract are due May 12)

The 15th annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance
Computing (HiPC 2008) will be held in Bangalore, India, during
December 17-20, 2008. It will serve as a forum to present the current
work by researchers from around the world, and act as a venue to
provide stimulating discussions and highlight high performance
computing (HPC) activities in Asia. The conference has a history of
attracting participation from reputed researchers from all over the

HiPC 2008 will focus on the design and analysis of high performance
computing and networking systems and their scientific, engineering,
and commercial applications. In addition to technical sessions
consisting of contributed papers, the conference will include invited
presentations, a poster session, tutorials, and vendor presentations.

The advance program will be available in July 2008. Please check the
conference website at for updated information.


May 12, 2008 Paper Registration Deadline (Title/Abstract)
May 19, 2008 Paper Submission Deadline
May 19, 2008 Workshop Proposals Due
May 19, 2008 Tutorial Proposals Due
July 14, 2008 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
August 18, 2008 Camera-Ready Paper Submission
September 15, 2008 Student Symposium Submissions Due
October 20, 2008 Student Symposium Accept/Reject Decisions
November 07, 2008 Early Registration Deadline


From: Christopher Read <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 05:49:46 -0400
Subject: Exciting research opportunities at Winton Capital Management

Winton Capital Management is a state-of-the-art quantitative fund management
company with offices in Oxford and London.

Winton is a heavily research-oriented organisation, based on the principle
that superior knowledge holds the key to consistent success in the financial
markets. The firm's investment decisions are made purely systematically,
based on mathematical algorithms derived from sophisticated statistical

Winton was founded in 1997 and has since grown to over 150 employees with
more than half that number engaged in research. Winton looks for exceptional
candidates with quantitative backgrounds who would like to work in a
relaxed 'university-like' atmosphere a-typical of the investment industry.
The dynamic nature of Winton’s business allows for fast changing career
paths, which suit the needs of employees as they develop.

Winton is seeking scientists with a practical attitude and an interest in
finance who can analyse large datasets. As a numerical analyst you will join
a highly skilled team of researchers working across disciplines on topics
arising from algorithmic trading. Typical projects include interpolation of
volatility surfaces in high dimensions, large-scale optimization and
correlation estimation. At the cutting edge of science and economics, Winton
provides outstanding facilities for research, access to data and exceptional
compensation packages. Advanced computer science skills are an advantage.

To apply or for more information please contact George Calderbank, on +4420
7610 5350 or by email at


From: Oskar von Stryk <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:00:11 -0400
Subject: Junior Professorship at TU Darmstadt

The Graduate School of Computational Engineering at Technische Universität TU)
Darmstadt has been recognized as a center for top-level research and
scientific excellence by the highly competitive "Excellence Initiative" of the
German Federal and State Governments in 2007. Within the framework of the
Graduate School the TU Darmstadt intends to further strengthen its expertise
in the field of Computational Engineering and invites applications for a

Junior Professorship (W1)

in the Department of Computer Science. Specific areas of interest include, but
are not limited to:

- Semantic modeling and simulation methods which combine first principle
approaches (i.e. continuous in time and/or space) with abstract (i.e.
discrete) properties and their application in computer-aided engineering and
design, virtual environments or intelligent robots,

- Simulated reality and the interaction of realistic physics-based simulation,
optimization and visualization/animation methods subject to real-time

The Graduate School is embedded into an excellent environment at TU Darmstadt
consisting of the Computational Engineering Research Center, a variety of
Research and Research Training Groups, Collaborative Research Centers and
existing BSc/MSc study programs in Computational Engineering.

The candidates will have excellent opportunities for interaction within this
stimulating, interdisciplinary environment and are expected to develop a high
quality research program. The Graduate School will support the activities by
PhD scholarships in order to establish a Junior Research Group. Participation
in graduate teaching is expected. Teaching languages are English or German.

Applications are invited from outstanding young scientists with a strong
scientific qualification (including an outstanding dissertation) and proper
teaching skills. Periods of preparation for the dissertation and of employment
as a researcher should not be longer than six years. Appointments are
according to W1 BBesG. The initial appointment is limited to three years and
will be continued after a successful evaluation of the research and teaching
records. The position will be filled at the earliest convenience. Interested
candidates are requested to mention their interest as soon as possible.

As TU Darmstadt intends to increase the proportion of female employees in
science women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal
aptitudes and qualification disabled persons will be given priority.

Qualified applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,
research and teaching plan, research and teaching records and a list of at
least three references under the Ref.No. 62 to:
Graduate School of Computational Engineering, Prof. Dr.rer.nat. M. Schäfer,
Dean, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 30, 64287 Darmstadt,
Germany, schaefer -AT-,


From: Gwendolyn McKeller <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 18:49:08 -0400
Subject: Meshing and Geometry R & D, Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the country’s largest research and
engineering laboratories, employing 8,700 people at major facilities in
Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We apply our world class
scientific and engineering creativity and expertise to comprehensive, timely
and cost effective solutions to our nation’s greatest challenges. Please
visit our website at We are searching for a Meshing and
Geometry Research and Development professional for the Computational
Modeling Sciences Department at the Albuquerque facility. This is a Limited
Term position. The salary is commensurate. A benefit and relocation
package is available.

This job entails research and development for meshing and geometry related
to finite element modeling and simulations. The department has a rich
history in developing and deploying creative solutions to the problem of
model generation (geometry import, defeaturing, decomposition and meshing)
for complex and intricate computational simulations. The CUBIT code is a
cutting edge product where ongoing research into geometry editing and
manipulation schemes as well as meshing algorithms is developed and
deployed. Particular focus is on all-hex meshing and virtual topology
operations. The group supports high-end users of CUBIT throughout the
government lab complex, university environment and various research
institutes. The tools being developed are being deployed in a new
initiative aimed at enabling far more computational mechanics during the
design and engineering process. Work with the existing team in
accomplishing these objectives. For more information:,

A MS/PhD in engineering, computational mechanics or a related field is
required. A strong academic pedigree is required. The ability to operate
effectively in a highly dynamic teaming environment is also required as is
effective communication skills. External publishing is an expected part of
this work. Must be a researcher/developer with interest and experience in
computational geometry, solid modeling technologies, and general meshing
algorithms. Specific experience developing triangle, quad, tet and/or hex
meshing and geometric reasoning algorithms is desired. Competence in
computer programming, particularly using C++ and experience using python,
QT, VTK graphics, as well as any number of available CAD systems is also

Please apply online at, under Employment/Career
Opportunities/Sandia internet Careers site, reference Job Requisition
Number: 60510.

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.


From: Bartosz Protas <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 06:48:54 -0400
Subject: Post-Doc Position in CFD and Optimization at McMaster University

An opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow is anticipated in the Department
of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University. The fellow will
work in the research group of Dr. Protas, and the focus of this
industry-funded position will be continued research on integration of
Optimization Theory and Computational Fluid Dynamics with the goal to
develop strategies for optimization of multi-physics fluid systems. In
addition to substantial experience in scientific computing, an ideal
candidate would also have background in Computational / Theoretical
Fluid Dynamics and Optimization / Control Theory. This position may
also involve some teaching responsibilities.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection
will be based upon the candidate's research potential. Pending
approval of funding, the tentative start date of the position is
January 1, 2009 and the anticipated duration of the position will two
years with a minimum annual salary of $40,000, plus a $2,000 grant
for research expenses. Candidates are required to apply for this
fellowship by using the MathJobs website; see our advertisement at We will begin to review applications on October 15,
2008, however, applications will continue to be accepted until the
position is filled. Applicants should provide at least three letters
of recommendation. Preferably these letters will be submitted through
the MathJobs website (see above); they may also be sent directly to:

Dr. Bartosz Protas
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4K1
Phone: +1 (905) 525 9140 ext. 24116
Fax: +1 (905) 522 0935

Inquiries about this opening should also be directed to Dr. Protas.
McMaster is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from
all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with
disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.


From: "Augusto Micheletti" <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 15:43:31 +0200
Subject: PostDoc, Visiting, and Research in Pairs Positions, CIRM in Trento


In the course of the year 2007 the Istituto Trentino di Cultura was
transformed into a Foundation, the 'Fondazione Bruno Kessler'. The
CIRM (Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Matematica), through its
new Comitato Direttivo, formed by:

Fabrizio Catanese (Bayreuth University), Director,
Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa),
Marco Andreatta (Trento University),
Fritz Grunewald (Duesseldorf University),
Alberto Valli (Trento University),
Don Zagier (Max Planck Institut, Bonn and College de France, Paris),

took this transformation as an occasion to expand the spectrum of the
CIRM activities, held since many years in collaboration with the
University of Trento.

Next to the traditional activity, which has seen the CIRM organize
more than 210 mathematical Meetings and Conferences in the period
1979-2007, and the related editorial activity, which has seen the
publication of more than 50 research books and journal volumes, the
Comitato Direttivo set up a new range of activities, especially four
types of visiting positions with the intention of stimulating the
interaction between the mathematical research community of the Trento
area and the European and international mathematical community.

I) Postdoc Fellowships

The CIRM offers two annual Postdoc Fellowships for researches in the
field of Mathematics in the year 2008-2009. Each fellowship amounts to
Euro 23500 gross per year (taxes should be deducted), which will be
pro-rated in 12 monthly installments, and requires the presence in the
CIRM Institute (address Via Sommarive 14, Povo, Trento).

The applications must arrive not later than June 25th, 2008 at the
address Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca
Matematica, Via Sommarive n. 14 - Povo, 38100 Trento by ordinary mail
or via electronic mail to the address

The activities connected with the new enrollment, except for
particular requirements to be agreed upon with the winners, will start
within the month of September 2008; they should start in any case
within November 30th, 2008.

II) CIRM Visiting Professors and CIRM Visiting Scholars

CIRM Visiting Scholars will perform mathematical research in
cooperation with scientists and researchers of Trento University or,
more generally, of the Trento area, holding some research seminars;
CIRM Visiting Professors will hold short Ph.D. courses, or 'Summer
Courses', or series of seminars.

It is foreseen that the selection process for Visiting
Professors-Scholars take place through either

i) individual application, or

ii) invitation by a professor of Trento University or by a member of the
Comitato Direttivo.

In both cases, as a rule, the applications-proposals must be motivated
on the basis of cooperation or synergy with Mathematicians belonging
to Institutions which are related with Trento. Applications must be
sent to the address FBK, Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca
Matematica, Via Sommarive n. 14-Povo, 38100 Trento, Italy by ordinary
mail or via electronic mail to the address

Applications and proposals may be sent at any time.

Three levels of remuneration are foreseen, according to the corresponding
career level and the period of staying at CIRM:

Level I) Euro 3600 gross per month.
Level II) Euro 4300 gross per month.
Level III) Euro 5000 gross per month.

III) Research in Pairs

This type of program is similar to the one of the Mathematisches
Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, and provides for the presence of two
or three partners from Universities located in different towns, who
intend to work on a definite research project and for a well specified
period of time (ranging from one to six weeks).

Applicant partners must submit a scientific project in the field of
mathematics, with a detailed research program, resulting in one or
more scientific publications in journals of excellent mathematical
level; the support of the CIRM will then be acknowledged in the
resulting publications.

Participants in the RIP Program will have their living expenses (full
board and lodging) fully paid by CIRM and will possibly get an
insurance covering their activity inside the CIRM offices. As a rule,
travel expenses will not be reimbursed, except in exceptional cases.

Applications must be sent to the address FBK, Centro Internazionale
per la Ricerca Matematica, Via Sommarive n. 14-Povo, 38100 Trento, by
ordinary mail or possibly via electronic mail to the address

For further information about CIRM's Visiting Program please visit the
web site:

The Director of CIRM
Prof. Fabrizio Catanese


From: "Prof. Heinz W. Engl" <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 13:23:54 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Postdocs at RICAM

PostDoc Positions f/m at the
Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz, Austria

RICAM ( is a well established mathematical research
institute located on the campus of the Kepler University in Linz, Austria and
has openings in the following groups:

- Mathematical Methods in Molecular and Systems Biology – (new working group to
be established in Vienna)
- Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems – Prof. Langer
- Inverse Problems – Prof. Engl
- Optimization and Control – Prof. Kunisch
- Symbolic Computation – Prof. Schicho
- Analysis of Partial Differential Equations – Prof. Markowich, Prof. Schmeiser
- Mathematical Imaging – Prof. Scherzer

Cooperation between groups is strongly encouraged.

PostDocs interested to work in one of these research areas are encouraged to
send their application with personal and scientific data and a statement about
scientific interests and achievements to the director, Prof. Heinz W. Engl at, and the scientific group leader per e-mail.
Further information concerning the working fields can be obtained from the group

For all positions a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field is
required. The working language is English. The positions are initially for up to
three years, one renewal for three more years is possible depending on

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.


From: Moritz Diehl <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 16:00:25 -0400
Subject: 6 open positions at Optimization in Engineering Center OPTEC, Belgium

6 PhD/Postdoc positions at Optimization in Engineering Center (OPTEC),
K.U. Leuven, Belgium

The Optimization in Engineering Center OPTEC at K.U. Leuven (Belgium) invites
highly motivated young interdisciplinary researchers with a solid background
in numerical mathematics and computer science to apply for one of the
following six PhD/Postdoc positions
(described in detail on

1) Optimal Control Methods for Application at a Central Receiver Solar
Thermal Power Plant (PhD or Post-doc Position)

2) Nonlinear Moving Horizon Estimation for Fault Detection
(PhD or Post-doc Position, 3 years)

3) Convex Dynamic Programming for Applications in Robust Model Predictive
Control and State Estimation (PhD or Post-doc Position, 4 years)

4) Optimization Methods for Distributed Model Predictive Control
(PhD or Post-Doc Position)

5) Optimization Based Control Design for Large-Scale Systems
(PhD Position)

6) Optimal Motion Control for Machine Tools (PhD or Post-doc Position)

Besides a competitive salary we offer a stimulating research environment
within our young but growing "Center of Excellence on Optimization in
Engineering", OPTEC. OPTEC is well connected internationally with several
high ranking international visitors every month, and encompasses groups from
four different departments of K.U. Leuven [Electrical Engineering (ESAT-SCD),
Mechanical Engineering (MECH-PMA), Chemical Engineering (CHEM-BioTec) and
Computer Science (CS-NATW)]. OPTEC combines altogether 20 professors, 12
postdocs, and more than 50 PhD students that jointly work on bringing
state-of-the-art optimization methods together with real-world engineering
applications. For more information, see

The beautiful university town Leuven with its well reputed old university is
located in the heart of Europe, 14 minutes from Brussels Airport and
30 minutes from downtown Brussels.

Electronic applications (by holders of at least a masters degree)
including a CV, certificates with high school and
university marks in mathematics, physics and computer science, a list of
publications, names of two possible references, and a brief description
of your research interests are most welcome. Please send them
until June 15, 2008 to <>.


From: "Gladwell, Ian" <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:09:52 -0500
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Vol 34, No 3

Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Volume 34, Number
3, May 2008

For more information, including abstracts and access to full text, see

K. Goto and R.A. van de Geijn "Anatomy of High-Performance Matrix
Multiplication" Article 12 (25 pages)

P.T. Piiroinen and Y.A. Kuznetsov "An Event-Driven Method to Simulate
Filippov Systems with Accurate Computing of Sliding Motions" Article
13 (24 pages)

G.W. Howell, J.W. Demmel, C.T. Fulton, S. Hammarling and K. Marmol,
"Cache Efficient Bidiagonalization Using BLAS 2.5 Operators" Article
14 (33 pages)

R. Wang, P. Keast and P.H. Muir "Algorithm 874: BACOLR-Spatial and
Temporal Error Control Software for PDEs Based on High-Order Adaptive
Collocation"Article 15 (28 pages)

S.J. Benson and Y. Ye "Algorithm 875: DSDP5-Software for Semidefinite
Programming" Article 16 (20 pages)


From: Kendall Atkinson <>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 22:03:13 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Integral Equations and Applications

Volume 20, SPRING 2008

For abstracts, see

Solution of the Generalized Abel Integral Equation
By A. Chakrabarti

Boundary Integral Equations on Uubounded Rough Surfaces: Fredholmness and
the Finite Section Method
By S. N. Chandler-Wilde and M. Lindner

Fast Collocation Methods for High-Dimensional Weakly Singular Integral
By Z. Chen,Y. Wu, and Y. Xu.

On the Connection Between Molchan-Golosov and Mandelbrot-Van Ness
Representations of Fractional Brownian Motion
By C. Jost

An Integral Equation Method for a Boundary Value Problem Arising in
Unsteady Water Wave Problems
By M.D. Preston, P.G. Chamberlain, and S.N Chandler-Wilde


From: Liz Martin <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 14:34:24 +0100
Subject: Contents list for Nonlinearity, volume 21, issue 6, June 2008


Volume 21, Issue 6, June 2008

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

Pages: T81--100, 1155--1412


Linear response despite critical points

Modelling DNA at the mesoscale: a challenge for nonlinear science?
Michel~Peyrard, Santiago~Cuesta-L\'opez and Guillaume~James


Long-time convergence of an adaptive biasing force method
Tony~Leli\`evre, Mathias~Rousset and Gabriel~Stoltz

Travelling fronts to nonlinear diffusion equations for triple flames

The non-monotonicity of the entropy of $\alpha$-continued fraction
Hitoshi~Nakada and Rie~Natsui

Open set condition and post-critically finite self-similar sets
Qi-Rong~Deng and Ka-Sing~Lau

Energy conservation and Onsager's conjecture for the Euler equations
A~Cheskidov, P~Constantin, S~Friedlander and R~Shvydkoy

On recursion operators for elliptic models
D~K~Demskoi and V~V~Sokolov

Periodic oscillations of discrete NLS solitons in the presence of
diffraction management
Panayotis~Panayotaros and Dmitry~Pelinovsky

Filtering nonlinear dynamical systems with linear stochastic models
J~Harlim and A~J~Majda

On the dihedral $n$-body problem
Davide~L~Ferrario and Alessandro~Portaluri

A uniqueness theorem and reconstruction of singularities for a
two-dimensional nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation
V~Serov and M~Harju

Gap sequence, Lipschitz equivalence and box dimension of fractal sets
Hui~Rao, Huo-Jun~Ruan and Ya-Min~Yang

On the motion of several rigid bodies in an incompressible non-Newtonian
Eduard~Feireisl, Matthieu~Hillairet and \v~S\'arka~Ne\v casov\'a

Exp\'eriences sur certaines transformations birationnelles quadratiques
(Experiments on some birational quadratic transformations)

Heteroclinic cycles between unstable attractors
Henk~Broer, Konstantinos~Efstathiou and Easwar~Subramanian


Lap number entropy formula for piecewise affine and projective maps in
several dimensions
Yutaka~Ishii and Duncan~Sands


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 12:36:08 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Vol. 15, Issue 4, 2008

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Vol. 15, Issue 4, 2008

1: More on extremal ranks of the matrix expressions A - BX ± X*B*
with statistical applications
Yonghui Liu, Yongge Tian (p 307-325)

2: A fast algorithm for computing the smallest eigenvalue of a symmetric
positive-definite Toeplitz matrix
N. Mastronardi, M. Van Barel, R. Vandebril (p 327-337)

3: Necessary and sufficient local convergence condition of one class
of iterative aggregation-disaggregation methods
Ivana Pultarová (p 339-354)

4: A comparison of abstract versions of deflation, balancing and
additive coarse grid correction preconditioners
R. Nabben, C. Vuik (p 355-372)

5: Solutions of symmetry-constrained least-squares problems
Zhen-Yun Peng (p 373-389)

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