NA Digest Sunday, August 24, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 34

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From: Estelle Basor <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 13:45:08 -0400
Subject: Call for Proposals, AIM Workshops

The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) seeks proposals for (a)
five-day focused workshops (for up to 32 fully funded participants) in
all areas of the mathematical sciences, and (b) SQuaRES - which are
teams of 4 - 8 mathematical scientists that spend one week at AIM
collaborating on a specific project. The deadline for proposing a
workshop or a SQuaRE is Nov. 1. Detailed information about AIM
programs, upcoming workshops, and application forms for proposals can
be found at


From: Charles Koelbel <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:45:13 -0500
Subject: High Performance Computing Ph.D. Fellowship Applications due Sept. 8

Note this upcoming deadline. We do not anticipate any extensions!

The ACM/IEEE Computer Society High Performance Computing (HPC)Ph.D.
Fellowship Program is now accepting nominations for its second annual
competition at The deadline
for submissions is Friday, September 8, 2008..

The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program honors exceptional Ph.D.
students throughout the world with the focus areas of High Performance
Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. HPC covers the areas of
computational sciences, computational engineering, and computer
science using the most powerful computers available at a given time.
The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program also supports the
sponsors' long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and
encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to

ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded with a certificate and a
stipend of at least $5,000 (US) for one academic year. All ACM/IEEE-CS
HPC Ph.D. Fellows are invited to attend at least one SC conference
(usually the one after one year of receiving the award). Furthermore,
the SC Steering Committee and other conference volunteers are willing
to facilitate, where possible, internships for Fellows at HPC research
or development sites. Interns are paid by their host site and will be
subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of the internship
program at that site. ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded
annually but previous awardees may compete annually to be renewed for
up to two additional years (three total), based on the Award
Recipient's continued exceptional academic standing, progress,
achievement, and sustained interaction with the HPC technical
community. All Fellowship Recipients pursuing an award renewal must be
re-nominated to compete for an award renewal. A maximum of one
nomination per academic department will be considered in addition to
any renewal nominations from that department.

Students must be nominated by a full time faculty member at a PhD
granting institution .

Nominees must be enrolled in a full-time Ph. D program, and they
should have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral
program at the time of their nomination. Fellowship recipients will
be selected based on:
• Their overall potential for research excellence,
• The degree to which their technical interests align with those of
the HPC community,
• Their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and
endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head as well as
a plan of study to enhance HPC related skills
• The demonstration of their current and/or anticipated use of HPC
All applicants must meet minimum scholarship requirements at the
institution where they are or will be registered.

For more information about the program, see the web page at or contact the
committee at


From: Yair Shapira <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:09:01 -0400
Subject: New book, Matrix-Based Multigrid, 2nd edition

Matrix-Based Multigrid: Theory and Applications
Second Edition
Yair Shapira
CS dept., Technion, Haifa, Israel

This edition contains five new chapters to serve two important
purposes: first, to introduce multigrid methods from a
domain-decomposition point of view; and second, to introduce the
semi-algebraic multigrid approach for systems of partial differential
equations (PDEs). The introduction of multigrid methods as
domain-decomposition methods makes the problem area accessible not
only to experienced researchers but also to students and beginners.
The domain-decomposition point of view is not only a pedagogical tool
to help introduce the field, but also an analytical tool to provide
some theoretical background and help develop suitable multigrid
versions. In particular, a multigrid version for the numerical
solution of systems of coupled PDEs is proposed.

Each chapter ends with relevant exercises to help understand the
insight behind the methods introduced. This makes the book suitable
to serve as a text-book in courses in numerical linear algebra,
numerical methods for PDEs, and computational physics in the advanced
undergraduate and graduate levels.

Because the problem area is well introduced, the only prerequisites
are elementary linear algebra and calculus.


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:59:10 -0400
Subject: Florida State University announces the Department of Scientific Computing

Florida State University announces the Department of Scientific

Florida State University announces the formation of the Department of
Scientific Computing. This is a new, tenure-granting department
within the College of Arts and Sciences. The new department starts
with 16 faculty members drawn from the biological, physical, and
mathematical sciences and engineering. Future hiring of additional
faculty is planned.

The missions of the Department of Scientific Computing are to perform
cutting-edge research in computational science, to address the
pressing need to train the next generation of computational
scientists, and to provide environments for high-performance
computing on the FSU campus. In order to carry its missions, a
diverse group of faculty has been assembled who not only have
excellent, well-developed research programs of their own, but also
interact with other faculty in a synergistic manner so that advances
in computational science can influence advances in several
traditional disciplines. The Department also offers innovative
graduate degree programs that provide genuine interdisciplinary
training in the computational sciences; it also manages several high-
performance computer systems.

The Department of Scientific Computing's predecessor at FSU was the
School of Computational Science; the Department inherits the
successful graduate degree programs in computational science offered
by the School for the last two years. Pending approval, the
Department will begin offering, in Fall 2009, and undergraduate
degree program in computational science.

The web site
provides more information about the new department and its research
and degree programs, including how to apply for admission to the
graduate degree programs; job postings will also be listed there as
they become available. Direct contact with faculty and administrators
in the new department is also welcome. In particular, Max Gunzburger
( serves as the Chair and Janet Peterson
( as the Director of Graduate Studies.


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 13:58:45 +0100
Subject: Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium, Sep 2008

17th Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium

10:00-17:00 Wednesday September 10th, 2008
Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, UK

The meeting is supported by the London Mathematical Society.

* Rob Beardmore (Imperial,College London)
"Towards a bifurcation theory for differential-algebraic
equations and their discretisations"
* Evelyn Buckwar (Heriot-Watt)
"Stochastic numerics for SDEs with small noise"
* Ping Lin (Dundee)
"A quasi-continuum approximation and its analysis"
* Jared Tanner (Edinburgh)
"The story of three polytopes and what they tell us about information
* Francoise Tisseur (Manchester)
"How to detect definite Hermitian pairs"

Anyone interested is welcome.
Travel support is available for some UK-based PhD students - apply soon.
Registration and all other details are at:

Please register as soon as possible.

Dugald Duncan (Heriot-Watt) + John Mackenzie (Strathclyde)


From: "Jack Dongarra" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 14:01:51 -0400
Subject: Los Alamos Computer Science Symposium (LACSS), Oct 2008

Los Alamos Computer Science Symposium (LACSS) 2008
When: October 13-15, 2008
Where: La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe

Symposium Theme
This year LACSS will focus on hybrid and heterogeneous systems, including
architecture and programming environments.

Who should attend:
* Those people engaged in high-performance, scalable computer science
and computational science research
* Those collaborating on such research
* Those with a stake or interest in such research

The Los Alamos Computer Science Symposium (LACSS) 2008 will cover
internationally recognized computer science and computational science
research and development efforts relevant to the goals of Los Alamos
National Laboratory and of the High-Performance Computing community in

Conference goals:
* To serve as a premier international event showcasing research and
development in the area of high-performance computing
* To foster strong collaborations between National Labs, academia and
industry in the HPC arena
* To promote computer science research that will advance the goals of
high-performance computing programs at LANL and elsewhere
* To encourage a strong focus on high-performance computing in the
academic computer science community
* To strengthen the relationship between LANL and HPC community


From: Dirk Nuyens <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 07:37:30 -0400
Subject: 3rd Workshop on High-Dimensional Approximation, Sydney, Feb 2009

February 16-20, 2009
School of Maths & Stats, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


The HDA workshop covers current research in all aspects of high
dimensional integration and approximation and is open to all with
an interest in the area. It is organized under the auspices
of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics of
Complex Systems, the ANU Centre for Mathematics and its Applications and
the DFG SPP 1324: Extraction of Quantifiable Information from Complex

The scientific committee consists of
* Jochen Garcke (Matheon & TU Berlin, Germany)
* Michael Griebel (U Bonn, Germany)
* Wolfgang Hackbusch (Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Germany)
* Markus Hegland (ANU, Australia)
* George Karniadakis (Brown U & MIT, USA)
* Frances Kuo (UNSW, Australia)
* Ian Sloan (UNSW, Australia)
* Henryk Wozniakowski (Columbia U, USA & Warsaw U, Poland)
* Harry Yserentant (TU Berlin, Germany)

The program will consist solely of contributed talks (on the principle
that everybody is equal) with no parallel tracks and we especially
encourage young researchers as well as settled researchers to
contribute. Interaction between researchers is one of the main goals of
this workshop. We are pleased to already have prominent names agreeing to
contribute talks to this workshop (see website).

Registration should be done BEFORE OCTOBER 15 and abstracts of talks should
be submitted BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, both through the website. The workshop
will have no parallel sessions, therefore the number of participants will
be limited by the size of the lecture theatre.

More information can be found at the workshop website:

The organisers,
Dirk Nuyens (UNSW, Australia & KULeuven, Belgium) and
Paul Leopardi (ANU, Australia).


From: "Zhu, Jianping" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 11:13:38 -0500
Subject: Conf on Differential Eqns and Comp Simulations, Mississippi, May 2009

You are cordially invited to participate in the The 8th Mississippi
State - UAB Conference on Differential Equations and Computational
Simulations, May 7-9, 2009 at Mississippi State University.

Principal Speakers at this conference are:
* DOUGLAS ARNOLD, University of Minnesota
* PETER BATES, Michigan State University
* JACK BENEK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, (OH)
* ALFONSO CASTRO, Harvey Mudd College, (CA)
* PAVEL DRABEK, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
* GISELE GOLDSTEIN, University of Memphis, (TN)
* PHILIP MAINI, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
* SCOTT MORTON, Eglin Air Force Base, (FL)
* TINSLEY ODEN, University of Texas at Austin
* STANLEY OSHER, University of California at Los Angeles
* PETER POLACIK, University of Minnesota
* JERE SEGREST, University of Alabama at Birmingham
* ALLEN TANNENBAUM, Georgia Institute of Technology
* THERESA WINDUS, AMES LAB, U.S. Department of Energy, (IA)

This Interdisciplinary Conference will provide a joint forum where
mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from academia and industry can
exchange research ideas involving theoretical and applied developments
in differential equations and computational simulations. In addition to
the fourteen principal lectures, there will be sessions for contributed

Conference participants are encouraged to submit full length manuscripts
after the conference. Reviewed manuscripts will be published as a
special issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations

Pre-registration deadline is March 31, 2009. Abstracts for contributed
papers should be submitted electronically no later than March 31, 2009.
However, the number of contributed papers will be restricted and will be
included in the final program only if pre-registration is complete.

Information on the past conferences in this series is available at:

Ratnasingham Shivaji & Bharat Soni.
Conference Organizers.


From: "International Conference on Supercomputing" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 08:17:34 -0400
Subject: Intl Conference on Supercomputing ICS2009, Jun 2009

Call for Papers
ICS 2009
23rd International Conference on Supercomputing
June 2009
Sponsored by ACM/SIGARCH

ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of
research results in high-performance computing systems. Next year, in
its 23rd year, the conference will include invited talks, tutorials,
workshops and panels.

Papers will be solicited on all aspects of research, development, and
application of high-performance experimental and commercial systems,

* Computationally challenging scientific and commercial applications;
* Hardware aspects: high-performance and power-aware
microarchitectures, multithreaded, multicore and multiprocessor
systems able to exploit different levels of parallelism,
interconnection networks, memory organization and parallel storage
and I/O;
* High-performance computational and programming models; new languages
and middleware for high performance computing;
* Hardware and software aspects of computational accelerators for
supercomputing, such as Cell, GPGPUs, and FPGAs
* Software aspects: programming models, restructuring and optimizing
compilers and runtime systems, application development and
performance tuning tools, novel infrastructures for Internet and
Grid computing, operating systems and autonomic components at all
* Performance evaluation studies and theoretical underpinnings of any
of the above topics.

Papers should not exceed 6,000 words, and should be submitted
electronically, in PDF or postscript format using the submission form
that will be available at Submissions
should be blind. The review process will include a rebuttal
period. The tentative submission deadlines are given below.

Important Dates (Tentative)
Abstract due: January 15, 2009
Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2009
Author notification: April 9, 2009
Final papers due: May 7, 2009


From: Erricos Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:01:59 +0300
Subject: 3rd CSDA Special Issue on Matrix Computations and Statistics

3rd CSDA Special Issue on

Guest Editors: J. Barlow, L. Elden and P. Foschi

We are inviting submissions for the 3rd special issue of Computational
Statistics and Data Analysis dealing with Matrix Computations and

A number of interesting and important ideas have resulted from the
relationship between matrix computations and statistics. Well known
examples include the solution of least squares problems, computation
of the singular value decomposition and its generalizations,
estimation of principal components, computation of canonical
correlations, several cluster analysis algorithms, and the solution of
total least squares problems. Applications of matrix computations and
statistics in data mining are welcome.

CSDA aims to have regular issues in Matrix Computations and
Statistics. Two have been published in recent years (41(1) and
50(1)), which can be found at:

Submissions for the 3rd special issue should contain both a matrix
computations and a statistics component. Authors who are uncertain
about the suitability of their papers should contact the special issue
editors. All submissions must contain original unpublished work not
being considered for publication elsewhere. Submissions will be
refereed according to standard procedures for Computational Statistics
and Data Analysis. Information about the journal can be found at

The DEADLINE for submissions is the 15th December, 2008.

The notification of decision is mid March, 2009.

Papers should be submitted using the Elsevier Electronic Submission
tool EES:

(In the EES please chose the special issue on "Matrix Computations and
Statistics" and the Editor responsible for the special issues).

The special issue editors:

Jesse L. Barlow
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Lars Elden,
Department of Mathematics, Linkoping University, Sweden

Paolo Foschi
University of Bologna, Italy


From: peter moore <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 18:16:41 -0400
Subject: Open Position - Endowed Chair -SMU

Applications are invited for the Clements Chair of Mathematics to
begin in the fall semester of 2009. Preference will be given to
senior scholars with outstanding records of research who also have a
strong commitment to teaching including an established history of
advising Ph.D. theses. Applicants in all areas of applied and
computational mathematics are encouraged. The Department of
Mathematics, which offers an active doctoral program in applied and
computational mathematics, is in an exciting period of transition
having hired four faculty last year. Visit
for more information about the department.

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list
of publications, research and teaching statements and the names of
three references (references will not be contacted before receiving
approval of the candidate) to: The Faculty Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box
750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156. The Search Committee can be
contacted by sending e-mail to (Tel:
(214)768-2452; Fax: (214)768-2355).

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be
received by January 9, 2009, but the committee will continue to accept
applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify
applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

SMU, a private university with an engineering school, is situated in a quiet
residential section of Dallas. Dallas is home to the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center and its new Systems Biology Center.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race,color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status. SMU is also
committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.


From: Wei Cai <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:00:07 -0400
Subject: Tenure Track Position in Computational Multiscale Modeling

Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Mathematics
beginning in August 2009. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics
or related field, demonstrated strength in research, and an ability to
teach in a diverse environment. Desired is a researcher in
computational multiscale modeling to complement the existing strengths
of the research group in computational mathematics and
analysis. Preference will be given to applicants with strong
interdisciplinary research experience and potential for external

Please apply on-line at include your curriculum
vita and a statement about teaching and research. Also arrange to have
3 letters of reference sent to Alan Dow, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
28223. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2009 and will
continue until the position is filled. Contact Alan Dow at for more information. UNC Charlotte strives to create an
academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected
and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but
is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender,
language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic
status. AA/EOE.


From: Tony Humphries <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:16:20 -0400
Subject: Positions in Applied Mathematics at McGill University, Canada

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University, Montreal
Canada invites applications for as many as three tenure-track positions in
applied mathematics. While appointments are expected to be made at the
Assistant Professor level, applicants for a senior position will be considered.

The search will be conducted in the area of differential equations (partial,
stochastic or functional) and dynamical systems, with numerical analysis
of differential equations as the top priority area. We are particularly
eager to hear from candidates whose work combines analytical and computational
aspects, but also welcome candidates whose work is primarily analytic but
driven in a significant way by applications. In view of a University-wide
initiative in Systems Biology, this is an application area of potential
interest for part of the search. For further information about applied
mathematics at McGill, see

Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment and a
strong background in mathematics. They are expected to have demonstrated the
capacity for independent research of excellent quality. Selection criteria
include research accomplishments, as well as potential contributions to the
Department’s educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a
research outline, an account of teaching experience, a statement on teaching,
and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least four references
(with one addressing the teaching record). Submissions should be made through
MathJobs.Org. Candidates are also encouraged to provide web links for up
to three selected reprints or preprints, or to upload them to MathJobs.Org.

Candidates must ensure that letters of reference are submitted either through
MathJobs.Org or mailed to the following address: Professor Georg Schmidt,
Chair, Applied Mathematics Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal,
Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications including letters of
reference should be received by November 30, 2008, but later applications
may be considered.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity.
It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities,
ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority
sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute
to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to
apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements,
priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
of Canada.


From: "Helge K. Dahle" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 09:31:56 +0200
Subject: Postdoc position at the University of Bergen

At the Department of Mathematics/CIPR, University of Bergen,
we have a vacant postdoctoral position at the project
“Geological Storage of CO2: Mathematical Modeling and Risk Assessment”.

The position is designed to address the applicability of large scale
numerical simulations of porous media flow in a comprehensive
risk assessment framework. The candidate is expected to
explore and quantify the uncertainties in both the numerical
modelling and the risk analysis. The project in general aims
at developing novel solution methodology within the context of
carbon sequestration.

Suitable applicants should have a Ph.D. or similar education
in reservoir technology or applied and computational mathematics.

A complete announcement of this position is to be found at

For more information please contact
Professor Helge K. Dahle at,
tel. +47 555 84863 or
Associate Professor Jan M. Nordbotten at,
tel. +47 555 84869.

The electronic application must contain CV, scanned copies of diplomas
and transcripts, publications, list of publications and other relevant
work, as well as 2-3 references. The application should be marked
“CO2 Storage” and sent to
before September 15, 2008.


From: "Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:32:41 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Job Opening

We are currently offering a
Postdoc position
(Salary Scale according to 13 TV-L, 100%)

in Mathematics at the Chair of Applied Analysis of the University of
Osnabrück, Germany starting from 1st November 2008 and for a period o
f two years.

We are a team whose research interests cover the area of applied and
computational harmonic analysis in its widest sense working on both
theoretical as well as applied problems.

The range of duties involves 4 courses of lecture per week.

A mathematical doctoral degree with outstanding grades is expected. There is
the possibility for a postdoc lecture qualification.

The candidate should have some background in applied and computational
harmonic analysis. Good programming skills are welcome, but are not required.

The University of Osnabrück aims for the increase of the proportion of women
and would therefore expressively ask adequately qualified women for their

We also welcome applications from persons with disabilities.

Please apply by sending your certificates, curriculum vitae plus any
publications (preferably electronically as pdf-files) to the Dean of the
Department Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg, or
to Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok (currently at Stanford University), by 15th September 2008. For any further information
please contact Mrs. Kutyniok.


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:15:05 -0400
Subject: Postdoc and graduate student positions at Florida State University

Postdoc and graduate student positions at Florida State University

Positions are available for postdocs and graduate students to work on
algorithmic development and numerical analysis for several projects,
possibly including stochastic PDEs, material science, and climate
modeling. For postdoc positions, a Ph.D. in applied or computational
mathematics, computational science, engineering, or the physical
sciences is required.

Interested parties should send their CV to Max Gunzburger at Those interested in a postdoc position should
also arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent electronically
to the same address.


From: "Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:34:05 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Job Opening, Germany

We are currently offering a

PhD fellowship/postdoc position
(Salary scale according to 13 TV-L)

in Mathematics at the Chair of Applied Analysis of the University of
Osnabrück, Germany, starting from 1st November 2008.

The employment will be based on the pool of applicants and their respective
qualifications, either as a PhD fellowship (75 %) or as a postdoc-position
(100%) for a period of three years.

A master degree in mathematics with outstanding grades is expected. There is
the possibility for a doctorate or postdoc lecture qualification respectively.

The position is part of a joint project between the Chair of Applied Analysis,
University of Os-nabrück (G. Kutyniok), the Institut für Geometrie und
Praktische Mathematik, RWTH Aachen (W. Dahmen), and the Seminar for Applied
Mathematics, ETH Zurich (C. Schwab). A central theme of the project will be
the mathematical analysis and the computer implementation of directional
rep-resentation systems in adaptive discretization methods for partial
differential equations.

Good programming skills as well as some background in function spaces and
(applied and compu-tational) harmonic analysis are a must.

The University of Osnabrück aims for the increase of the proportion of women
and would therefore expressively ask adequately qualified women for their

We also welcome applications from persons with disabilities.

Please apply by sending your certificates, curriculum vitae plus any
publications (preferably elec-tronically as pdf-files) to the Dean of the
Department Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg, or
to Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok (currently at Stanford Univer-sity), by 15th September 2008. For any further information
please contact Mrs. Kutyniok.


From: BoKgstrm <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:38:56 +0200
Subject: Postdoc/PhD positions, Parallel & Scientific Computing, Umea Univ

Post-doc and PhD student positions in Parallel and Scientific Computing at
Dept. of Computing Science and HPC2N, Umea University, Sweden

We seek outstanding candidates for Post-doc and PhD student positions in
Parallel and Scientific Computing. The positions are open in the
following projects:
- High Performance and Parallel Algorithms for Matrix Computations on
Multicore-type Architectures
- Matrix Pencil Computations in Computer-Aided Control System Design:
Theory, Algorithms and Software Tools

The current positions are aimed to strengthen and broaden our current
research, and include collaboration with our international academic
and industrial partners. For the complete announcement, visit,30-08.html

HPC2N is hosting the most powerful academic computer system (Akka) in
the Nordic countries (5 376 cores, ).

Please forward the information to those who may be interested in such a

Many thanks.
Bo Kagstrom , Professor and Director of HPC2N


From: "Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:31:01 -0400
Subject: PhD Fellowship Job Opening

We are currently offering a
PhD fellowship position
(Salary Scale according to 13 TV-L, 50%)

in Mathematics at the Chair of Applied Analysis of the University of
Osnabrück, Germany starting from 1st November 2008 and for a period of two years.

We are a team whose research interests cover the area of applied and
computational harmonic analysis in its widest sense working on both
theoretical as well as applied problems.

The range of duties involves the co-operation in the research group of Applied
Analysis as well as 2 courses of lecture per week.

A master degree in mathematics with outstanding grades is expected. There is
the possibility for a doctorate.

The University of Osnabrück aims for the increase of the proportion of women
and would therefore expressively ask adequately qualified women for their

We also welcome applications from persons with disabilities.

Please apply by sending your certificates, curriculum vitae plus any
publications (preferably electronically as pdf-files) to the Dean of the
Department Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg, or
to Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok (currently at Stanford University), by 15th September 2008. For any further information
please contact Mrs. Kutyniok.


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:17:19 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, V 15, issue 6, 2008

Contents: Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications,
Vol 15, issue 6, 2008

Applications of statistical condition estimation to the solution of
linear systems
A. J. Laub, J. Xia (p 489-513)

Augmentation block preconditioners for saddle point-type matrices with
singular (1,1) blocks
Zhi-Hao Cao (p 515-533)

Convergence analysis of the Newton-Shamanskii method for a nonsymmetric
algebraic Riccati equation
Yiqin Lin, Liang Bao (p 535-546)

A note on the mesh independence of convergence bounds for additive
Schwarz preconditioned GMRES
Xiuhong Du, Daniel B. Szyld (p 547-557)

Complementary cycles of restarted GMRES
Baojiang Zhong, Ronald B. Morgan (p 559-571)


From: Liz Martin <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:18:00 +0100
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 21, issue 9, September 2008

Volume 21, Issue 9, September 2008

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

Pages: T149--176, R203--250, 1953--2210


Several problems on dynamical systems and mechanics

Some problems in differential geometry and topology

Molecular simulation and related topics: some open mathematical problems
Eric~Canc\`es, C~Le Bris and P-L~Lions


Vortex dynamics models in flow control problems


Rigorous numerical approximation of Ruelle--Perron--Frobenius operators
and topological pressure of expanding maps
Dalia~Terhesiu and Gary~Froyland

Quantitative hyperbolicity estimates in one-dimensional dynamics
S~Day, H~Kokubu, S~Luzzatto, K~Mischaikow, H~Oka and P~Pilarczyk

Exponential decay of the free energy for discretized
electro-reaction--diffusion systems

On the algebraic limit cycles of Li\'enard systems
Jaume~Llibre and Xiang~Zhang

The non-trapping degree of scattering
Andreas~Knauf and Markus~Krapf

Relative equilibria of point vortices that lie on a great circle of a

On the blow-up problem for the axisymmetric 3D Euler equations

Asymptotic behaviour of the solutions to the 2D dissipative
quasi-geostrophic flows

Nonlinear perturbations of Fuchsian systems: corrections and
linearization, normal forms

Analytic linearization of nonlinear perturbations of Fuchsian systems

Asymptotic stability of Toda lattice solitons
Tetsu~Mizumachi and Robert~L~Pego

On sums of partial quotients in continued fraction expansions

On the existence and uniqueness of limit cycles in Li\'enard differential
equations allowing discontinuities
Jaume~Llibre, Enrique~Ponce and Francisco~Torres

Long wave expansions for water waves over random topography
Anne~de Bouard, Walter~Craig, Oliver~D\' \i az-Espinosa, Philippe~Guyenne
and Catherine~Sulem

Large time behaviour of solutions to a class of quasilinear parabolic
equations with convection terms
Sining~Zheng and Chunpeng~Wang

The recurrence time for interval exchange maps
Dong~Han~Kim and Stefano~Marmi


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Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:35:59 -0600
Subject: Contents, Intl Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling, Vol 5, No 4

International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling
Volume 5, Number 4

Regular Articles:

M. Pennacchio
Substructuring preconditioner for parabolic problems by the Mortar method.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 527-542.

T. Vdovina and S. Minkoff
An a priori error analysis of operator upscaling for the acoustic wave
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 543-569.

X. Dai, L. Shen and A. Zhou
A local computational scheme for higher order finite element value
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 570-589.

G. Zhang, X. Chen and T. Chen
A Mixed-integer programming approach to networked control systems.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 590-611.

X. Wang and L. Cao
The hole-filling method and the uniform multiscale computation of the
elastic equations in perforated domain.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 612-634.

F. Daim, D. Hilhorst, J. Laminie and R. Eymard
Algorithms for coupled mechanical deformations and fluid flow in a
porous medium with different time scales.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 635-658.

M. Cui, H. Chen, R. Ewing and G. Qin
An alternating direction Galerkin method combined with a modified
method of characteristics for miscible displacement influenced by mobile
and immobile water.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 659-672.

W. Zhao, L. Tian and L. Ju
Convergence analysis of a splitting method for stochastic differential
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 673-692.

J. Liu and R. Cali
A note on the approximation properties of the locally divergence-free
finite elements.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 693-703.

P. Antonietti and P. Houston
A pre-processing moving mesh method for discontinuous Galerkin
approximations of advection-diffusion-reaction problems.
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 5 (2008), pp. 704-728.

C. Jung and R. Temam
Construction of boundary layer elements for singularly perturbed
convection-diffusion equations and L^2-stability analysis.

End of NA Digest