NA Digest Sunday, September 7, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 36

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From: Charles Van Loan <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 14:30:14 -0400
Subject: Householder Prize

The Householder Prize for the best PhD dissertation in the area of
numerical linear algebra was awarded at the Householder XVII
Symposium, held earlier this summer in Zeutheun, Germany. The prize
is given every three years and there were twenty submissions.

The prize was awarded to:

David Bindel (UC Berkeley), ''Structured and Parameter-Dependent
Eigensolvers for Simulation-Based Design of Resonant MEMS,'' James
Demmel and Sanjay Govindjee, thesis advisors.

Three submissions received honorable mention:

Steven Delvaux (KU Leuven), "Rank Structured Matrices", Marc Van
Barel, thesis advisor.

Ivan Markovsky (KU Leuven), "Exact and Approximate Modeling in the
Behavioral Setting", Sabine Van Huffel and Bart deMoor, thesis

Emre Mengi (NYU), ``Measures for Robust Stability and
Controllability,'' Michael Overton, thesis advisor.

Prize committee members: James Demmel (UC, Berkeley), Howard Elman (U.
Maryland), Sabine Van Huffel (K.U. Leuven), Volker Mehrmann (TU
Berlin), and Charles Van Loan (Cornell, Chair).


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 14:27:27 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E

SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E - nominations due September 30

The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded
biennially in the area of computational science in recognition of
outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and
computational tools and methods for the solution of science and
engineering problems. It is intended to recognize either one individual
or a group of individuals for outstanding research contributions to the
field of CS&E. The contribution(s) for which the award is made must be
publicly available and may belong to any aspect of computational science
in its broadest sense.

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Computational
Science and Engineering (CSE09), March 2-6, 2009, in Miami, Florida.
The award will include a total cash prize of $5,000 and a certificate
containing the citation. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses
to attend the award ceremony.

A letter of nomination, including description of the contribution(s),
should be addressed to Professor Mary F. Wheeler, Chair, SIAM/ACM Prize
in CSE Committee, and sent by SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, to J. M. Littleton, Inquiries should be addressed to More information and calls for nominations for SIAM
prizes can be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 16:20:30 -0400
Subject: SIAM invites suggestions for The John von Neumann Lecture

The John von Neumann Lecture

The John von Neumann Lecture, established in 1959, is one of SIAM's most
prestigious prizes as well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual
Meeting. It is awarded annually for outstanding and distinguished
contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the
effective communication of these ideas to the community.

The 2009 John von Neumann Lecturer will receive a certificate and a
monetary award of $4,500 and will present a survey lecture at the SIAM
Annual Meeting, to be held July 6-10, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

The selection committee welcomes your suggestions of individuals for
this prize and will receive them THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2008. You may
submit your suggestions on the web form found at Inquiries should be
addressed to Calls for nominations for SIAM prizes
can be found at


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:22:38 -0400
Subject: New book, A Unified Approach to Boundary Value Problems

A Unified Approach to Boundary Value Problems, by Athanassios S. Fokas

August 2008 / xvi + 336 / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-51-1 /
List Price $75.00 / SIAM Member Price $52.50 / Order Code CB78

This book presents a new approach to analyzing initial-boundary value
problems for integrable partial differential equations (PDEs) in two
dimensions, a method that the author first introduced in 1997 and which is
based on ideas of the inverse scattering transform. This method is unique in
also yielding novel integral representations for the explicit solution of
linear boundary value problems, which include such classical problems as the
heat equation on a finite interval and the Helmholtz equation in the
interior of an equilateral triangle.

A Unified Approach to Boundary Value Problems is appropriate for courses in
boundary value problems at the advanced undergraduate and first-year
graduate levels. Applied mathematicians, engineers, theoretical physicists,
mathematical biologists, and other scholars who use PDEs will also find the
book valuable.

Athanassios S. Fokas has the chair of Nonlinear Mathematical Sciences in the
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University
of Cambridge, UK. In 2000 he was awarded the Naylor Prize for his work on
which this book is based. He is co-author or co-editor of nine additional
books and author or co-author of over 200 papers.

To order, or for more information, please visit


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 15:57:28 -0400
Subject: New book, Intro. to Numerical Analysis of Incompressible Viscous Flows

Introduction to the Numerical Analysis of Incompressible Viscous Flows, by
William Layton

August 2008 / xx + 213 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-57-3 /
List Price $67.00 / SIAM Member Price $46.90 / Order Code CS06

This book treats the numerical analysis of finite element computational
fluid dynamics. Assuming minimal background, the text covers finite element
methods; the derivation, behavior, analysis, and numerical analysis of
Navier–Stokes equations; and turbulence and turbulence models used in
simulations. Each chapter on theory is followed by a numerical analysis
chapter that expands on the theory. The chapters contain numerous exercises.

With mathematical rigor and physical clarity, the book progresses from the
mathematical preliminaries of energy and stress to &#64257;nite element
computational &#64258;uid dynamics in a format manageable in one semester. This
unified treatment of fluid mechanics, analysis, and numerical analysis is
intended for graduate students in mathematics, engineering, physics, and the
sciences who are interested in understanding the foundations of methods
commonly used for flow simulations.

William Layton is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of
Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous papers on computational fluid
dynamics, advisor to more than 20 Ph.D. students, and a former Georgia state
chess champion.

To order, or for more information, please visit


From: Joost Rommes <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 10:45:15 -0400
Subject: New book, Model Order Reduction: Theory, Research Aspects & Appls

We are pleased to announce the new book

Model Order Reduction: Theory, Research Aspects and Applications
Editors: Wil Schilders, Henk van der Vorst, Joost Rommes
Publisher: Springer

The goal of this book is three-fold: it describes the basics of model order
reduction and related aspects in numerical linear algebra, it covers both
general and more specialized model order reduction techniques for linear and
nonlinear systems, and it discusses the use of model order reduction
techniques in a variety of practical applications. The book contains many
recent advances in model order reduction, and presents several open problems
for which techniques are still in development. It will serve as a source of
inspiration for its readers, who will discover that model order reduction is
a very exciting and lively field.

For more information, please visit


From: A Spence <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:25:21 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Bath/RAL Numerical Analysis Day, Univ. of Bath, Sep 2009

Bath/Rutherford Appleton Lab: Numerical Analysis Day
The 7th Bath/RAL NADay will be held at the University of Bath on
Tuesday 23rd September 2008 in room 3E 2.1

Highlights of the programme are as follows:

10.50am Professor Marco Marletta (Cardiff)
"Dirichlet to Newmann maps for spectral problems"

11.30am Jonathan Hogg (Edinburgh/RAL)
"A Fast Robust Sparse Mixed Precision Solver"

12.10pm Professor Ivan Graham (Bath)
"A new multiscale finite element method for high-contrast elliptic
interface problems"

2.20pm Dr Mario Arioli (RAL)
"Least-squares problems, normal equations, and stopping criteria
for the conjugate gradient method"

3.00pm Dr Melina Freitag (Bath)
"Data assimilation using 4Dvar and links to regularisation"

4.00pm Professor Mike Powell, FRS (Cambridge)
"Developments of an algorithm for unconstrained optimization
without derivatives"

All are welcome - there is no attendance fee. For further information
contact Alastair Spence (+44 1225 386011)

For an up-to-date programme please see:


From: Peter Benner <>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 05:03:35 -0400
Subject: Model Reduction for Circuit Simulation, Hamburg, Oct 2008

2. Announcement of the Workshop

October 30-31, 2008
University of Hamburg, Germany

See for details.

This joint workshop of the BMBF research network "SyreNe" (
and the EU Marie Curie ToK "Project O-Moore-Nice"
aims at bringing together researchers and users of model order
reduction (MOR) techniques with special emphasis on applications in
micro- and nanoelectronics. Contributions from other areas such as
computational electromagnetics and -dynamics, micro- and nanosystems
technology, and related disciplines are welcome.

Invited speakers:
* Athanasios C. Antoulas (Rice University, Houston)
* Roland W. Freund (UC Davis)
* Wil Schilders (NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven)
* Tatjana Stykel (TU Berlin)

Important dates:
* Abstract submission: September 10, 2008 (Extended!)
Send abstracts (<1 page pdf/latex) to syrene (at)

* Acceptance notification: September 15, 2008

* If you plan to attend ,please register via the registration form provided
at the workshop homepage.

Proceedings (new!):
* Post-conference proceedings will be published in the Springer "Lecture
Notes in Electrical Engineering" series.
* Submission deadline: December 31, 2008.
* All contributions will be peer-reviewed, further details will
be announced during the workshop.


From: "Neville Ford" <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 17:17:11 +0100
Subject: Numerical and Analytical solution of Stochastic Delay Eqns, Nov 2008

Leverhulme International Research Network: Numerical and Analytical
solution of Stochastic Delay Equations

I am pleased to announce the formation of a new international research
network, based at the University of Chester, UK and funded by the
Leverhulme Trust on the Numerical and Analytical solution of Stochastic
Delay Equations. The network will hold regular workshop meetings, the
first of which is in November 2008.

Please get in touch (email if you would
like to join our mailing list for news of future events.

The first workshop meeting will be held in Chester from 3rd-7th
November 2008. Details of the programme, feature speakers,
registration and accommodation appear in the meetings section of our
website at
We are also inviting proposals for contributed talks. For further
scientific information, please email me ( as
Director of the Research Network, or for more general enquiries email


From: Svetozar Margenov <>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 14:14:36 +0300
Subject: Large-Scale Scientific Computations (LSSC), Bulgaria, Jun 2009

Seventh International Conference on Large-Scale Scientific Computations
June 4-8, 2009, Sozopol, Bulgaria

The conference is organized by the Institute for Parallel Processing,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The event is devoted to the 70th anniversary of Zahari Zlatev.

Following the traditions, the topics of interest include:
Hierarchical, adaptive, domain decomposition and local refinement methods;
Robust preconditioning algorithms; Monte Carlo methods and algorithms;
Numerical linear algebra; Large-scale computations of environmental,
biomedical and engineering problems; Parallel algorithms and performance

Plenary Invited Speakers:
P. Arbenz (CH), Y. Efendiev (USA), H. Engl (AT), U. Langer (AT),
T. Manteuffel (US), H. Neunzert (DE), K. Sabelfeld (DE), F. Tröltzsch
(DE), Z. Zlatev (DK)

Currently Approved Special Sessions:
Multilevel and Multiscale Preconditioning Methods
Industrial and Biomedical Multiscale Problems
Environmental Modelling
Control and Uncertain Systems
Application of Metaheuristics to Large-Scale Problems
Monte Carlo: Methods, Applications, Distributed Computing
Grid and Scientific and Engineering Applications


From: Thiab Taha <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:11:49 -0400
Subject: IMACS World Congress Comput/Applied Math & App, Aug 2009

THE IMACS WORLD CONGRESS: Computational and Applied Mathematics &
Applications in Science and Engineering, Athens, GA , USA, August 3-7, 2009.

The topics covered are all those of interest to IMACS (see www.imacs- including, non exclusively, Computational and Applied
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Modelling and Simulation, Applications in
most areas of Science and Engineering, Physics, Fluid Dynamics, the
Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Organization: Robert Vichnevetsky (USA)General Chair
Robert Beauwens (Belgium)President of IMACS, Chair
Thiab Taha (USA)Chair and Conference Coordinator

Keynote Speakers(So far): Jack Dongarra, USA
"An Overview of High Performance Computing and Challenges for the future"
To organize a session, please send email to

For the lattest information:


From: Jared Tanner <>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 10:04:36 -0400
Subject: Call for Papers - Special Issue on Compressive Sensing

Call for Papers
IEEE Signal Processing Society
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing


At its core, the young field of compressive sensing (CS) is nothing more
than the ability of simple algorithms to solve the seemingly intractable
problem of finding the sparsest solution of a severely underdetermined
linear system of equations, under realistic conditions. This leads
immediately to new signal reconstruction methods that are successful
with surprisingly few measurements, which in turn leads to signal
acquisition methods that effect compression as part of the measurement
process (hence "compressive sensing"). These recent realizations (though
built upon prior work exploiting signal sparsity) have spawned an
explosion of research yielding exciting results in a wide range of
topics, encompassing algorithms, theory, and applications.

Original papers, previously unpublished and not currently under review
by another journal, are solicited for this special issue. The scope of
this special issue includes, but is not limited to:

- algorithms for CS
- CS methods that are tolerant to noise, signal nonsparsity, or
measurement nonlinearity
- measurement/sampling procedures
- mathematical theory of CS
- CS for multiple signals or with additional information
- CS for analog signals
- signal processing of compressive measurements
- nonadaptive signal compression or streaming dataset reduction
- hardware implementation of CS systems
- applications of CS

Submission information is available at Prospective authors are required to follow
the Author's Guide for manuscript preparation of the IEEE Transactions
on Signal Processing at Manuscripts
will be peer reviewed according to the standard IEEE process.

Manuscript submission due: Feb. 20, 2009
First review completed: May 15, 2009
Revised manuscript due: Jul. 1, 2009
Second review completed: Sep. 15, 2009
Final manuscript due: Oct. 15, 2009

Lead guest editor:
Rick Chartrand, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (NM), USA

Guest editors:
Richard G. Baraniuk, Rice University, Houston (TX), USA
Yonina C. Eldar, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Mário A. T. Figueiredo, Instituto Superio Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal
Jared Tanner, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


From: "Simon Neil Chandler-Wilde" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:12:12 +0100
Subject: Lectureship in Mathematics and Meteorology at University of Reading

Lectureship in Mathematics and Meteorology - University of Reading

We are currently seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist at the
interface of Mathematics and Meteorology, as a joint appointment between
the two departments at the University of Reading. This appointment will
build on strong existing joint activity between the departments in
research and in undergraduate and postgraduate training, and on
world-leading research into the physical and dynamical processes that
control weather and climate, involving over 120 research scientists, a
number of national NERC research centres, and groups of the UK Met
Office on site at Reading. The person we seek will have:
- An outstanding research record in a subject that builds upon or
complements our existing strengths in the departments of Meteorology and
- The ability to build and lead a research group.
- The desire to contribute to our internationally renowned undergraduate
and graduate teaching programmes.
Applications in the area of computational fluid dynamics of the
atmosphere and oceans are particularly encouraged, but applications in
other areas of joint interest are welcomed.

For further details see under job

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Simon Chandler-Wilde, Head of
Department of Mathematics, on +44 (0)118 378 5017 and or to Professor Keith Shine, Head of
Department of Meteorology, on +44 (0)118 378 8405 and


From: Terrell Vanderah <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:22:30 -0400
Subject: Position opening at NIST, Computational Scientist


This research position will involve work with experimental data and
physical and statistical theories of deriving structural models from
experimental data (e.g. X-ray reflectometry, X-ray diffraction,
neutron diffraction). Use of sophisticated statistical methods and
theory will be required for parameter estimation and model
comparison, e.g., Bayesian and Monte Carlo approaches. Estimating
uncertainties in parameters of physical models (particularly
uncertainties across various models) from measurements pertaining to
Standard Reference Materials is of paramount interest. The position
will require research as part of a project team and participation in
efforts with project, Group, and Division leadership to define new
measurement directions.

It is highly desirable that applicants have a Ph.D., but outstanding
candidates with an M.S. degree will be considered (applied
mathematics, computational physics, scientific computing, statistics,
physics). Dual majors in mathematics and computer science are
encouraged to apply. Demonstrated completion of projects resulting
in tangible outputs is required.

The position is in the Scientific and Engineering Career Path ("ZP")
and is initially a two-year appointment, with potential for a
permanent appointment.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Terrell A. Vanderah, Leader,
Structure Determination Methods Group, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8520,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8520, Tel (301)975-5785, FAX 301 975 5334


From: Adelia Sequeira <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 16:53:46 -0400
Subject: 5-Year Research Positions, CEMAT / IST, Portugal

5-Year Research Positions – CEMAT / IST, Portugal (deadline: September 17)

The Center for Mathematics and its Applications – CEMAT
( offers 3 research positions in the fields of
Computational Mathematics, and Numerical Analysis, Statistics and Stochastic
Candidates should hold a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,
Statistics, Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
They should have a high quality research record and at least 3 years of post-
doctoral research experience.
Successful candidates will participate in a stimulating and
interdisciplinary research environment. They will receive a salary in
accordance with the university regulations for a senior researcher. The
contract offered will have duration of up to 5 years, renewed yearly 3,000
Euros x 14 months.
Interested candidates should send, until September 17, 2008, an email to
Prof. António Pacheco ( with the following

- Identification
- Curriculum Vitae/resume
- Letters of Reference (at least 2, with contacts information: e-mail
addresses and phone numbers)
- Statement of purpose for the period of the contract

More information is given at


From: keBrnnstrm <>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 04:48:38 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral position, Umea University, Sweden

The Department of Mathematics, Umeĺ University, Sweden invites
applications from outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position
on numerical solution of integro-partial differential equations (PDEs
where the coefficients depend on integrals over the solution). These
equations arise naturally in many areas of biology and ecology, and
the focus here will be a class of vegetation models where the relevant
non-local property is the degree of shading at any given height.

The work will be carried out in close collaboration with our
international partners, including the International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, and Macquarie
University, Sydney, Australia. The position is expected to entail
visits and secondments to one or both of these institutions, possibly
for durations of up to several months.

The position is available for a maximum of two years and funded
through a scholarship from the Kempe Foundations amounting to 200,000
SEK per year and a further 50,000 SEK per year to cover expenses for
international collaboration. The successful candidate will also be
provided with a comprehensive insurance policy and will be reimbursed
for any moving expenses incurred up to a maximum of 25,000 SEK.

For more information about the position and instructions on how to
apply, please contact Ake Brannstrom <> or
Mats Larson <>. Review of applications starts
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


From: "Juan A. Acebron" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:33:56 -0400
Subject: Post-doc positions in Computational Mathematics at Lisbon (Portugal)

We would like to draw your attention for the fact that CEMAT (Center for
Mathematics and its Applications: offers 3 research
positions in the fields of Statistics and Stochastic Processes, Computational
Mathematics, and Numerical Analysis in Partial Differential Equations.

The candidates should hold a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,
Statistics, Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
Candidates should have a high quality research record and at least 3 years of
post-doctoral research experience.

The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the
university regulations for a senior researcher. The contract offered will have
duration of up to 5 years, renewed yearly based on mutual agreement. The
annual gross income, before taxes, will be approximately 3,000 Euros x 14 '

The interested candidates should send, until September 17, 2008, an email to
Prof. António Pacheco ( with the following information:

- Identification
- Curriculum Vitae/resume
- Letters of Reference (at least 2, with contacts information: e-mail
addresses and phone numbers)
- Statement of purpose for the period of the contract

For more information, please see

Please transmit this information to anyone you think may be interested in the

Best regards,
António Pacheco
(President of CEMAT)


From: "Bortfeld, Thomas R" <TBORTFELD@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 16:10:59 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral positions in cancer treatment optimization research

Postdoctoral positions in cancer treatment optimization research

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) invites applications for 3
postdoctoral research positions to work with the optimization group in
the Department of Radiation Oncology. All 3 projects are
interdisciplinary NIH-funded projects and are related to the
optimization of advanced radiation therapy using either
intensity-modulated (IMRT) or proton radiation therapy. In all
projects, the successful candidate will design and implement
optimization software, to be used for radiation treatments at
MGH. Close collaborations exist with the Operations Research Center at
MIT and with the Fraunhofer institute of mathematics in Germany.

The goal of the first project (I: multi-criteria optimization) is to
optimize radiation treatments of cancer patients through
multi-objective techniques, to achieve the most suitable balance
between delivering enough radiation dose to the tumor and sparing
surrounding healthy tissues. The second project (II: motion
management) is about the inclusion of organ motion in the treatment
planning process for lung and liver patients. It involves robust
optimization techniques to protect against uncertainties and
motion. In the third project (III: proton therapy optimization) we
optimize treatments using a new treatment modality,
intensity-modulated proton therapy. Here a key challenge is the
protection against delivery uncertainties.

Training in radiation therapy physics, including treatment planning
and dosimetry, will be offered to complete the post-doctoral fellow's
education. The Department provides radiation therapy at several
clinical sites in the Boston area, and is a teaching affiliate of the
Harvard Medical School.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, computer science, applied
mathematics, or related sciences. Experience in computer programming
and algorithmic thinking required. Experience in applied mathematics
and operations research preferred. The Massachusetts General Hospital
is an equal opportunity employer.


From: Wang Desheng <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 10:53:13 -0400
Subject: Two Postdoc Positions in Surface Reconstruction, Remeshing/Processing

Two positions of postdoctoral research fellow for 2-5 years, is available
from the group of Desheng Wang at Department of Mathematics, SPMS,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

We are looking for someone with strong software design and programming
skills coupled with knowledge of geometric modeling, surface meshing and
surface processing involving surface reconstruction, surface denoising,
surface remeshing. The main task of this position is to work on Centroidal
Voronoi tessellation based surface remeshing, surface feature
identification, surface denoising and surface valence-driven compression.
This is a project funded by the IDM initiative of Singapore MDA. The salary
will be commensurate with experience and background. Housing allowance will
be provided also.


Design and implement new algorithms for geometry representation from STL
files or Scanned data and CVT-based surface remeshing, surface processing.
Significant programming abilitity in C++ or Fortan is expected.


Ph.D in Mathematics, Engineering or Computer Science
Background: in surface geometry processing and modeling; or automatic mesh
generation techniques.

Interested applicants please contact Desheng Wang by sending emails to first, before sending your application materials
Current CV with names and contact information of at least two references.


From: Vanessa Lopez <>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 20:49:32 -0400
Subject: Job Posting - Post-doctoral position at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center


Post-Doctoral Researcher - Hydrologic Energy Analytics

Job description
The Mathematical Sciences Department at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center is
seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position. Duties include working on a
natural resource management project in the area of computational modeling,
contributing to other projects, and conducting methodological research, all
in collaboration with others. Deep level expertise in numerical methods to
solve nonlinear partial differential equations using finite volume and
finite element methods is required. Experience with reservoir simulation,
basin modeling, hydro-geologic modeling, and overland flow using
non-structured grids is also required. Broad knowledge and varied
experience in Numerical Analysis and scientific programming using FORTRAN,
C, and C++ is necessary since duties will include development of numerical
modeling software. Interest and experience in natural resources management,
geological modeling, and GIS are preferred.

Additional information

Please visit the website to submit
an application.

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an
equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,
genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


From: Gianluigi Rozza <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 09:31:32 -0400
Subject: Doctoral and Post-Doctoral positions at EPFL (Mod. Scientific Comp.)

The Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing of Ecole Polytechnique
Federale de Lausanne led by Prof. Alfio Quarteroni is looking for
several candidates to be appointed as (full time) research assistants
in numerical analysis and scientific computing, both at doctoral and
post-doctoral level.

The main research focus will be in the mathematical modelling and
numerical simulation for the cardiovascular system, in the framework
of the ERC MATHCARD Project. Other domains would concern the
development of efficient methods such as reduced order modelling,
optimization and control techniques, and algorithms for multiphysics.

Applications including academic curriculum should be submitted in PDF
format to Dr. Gianluigi Rozza ( Few names of
available references would be welcome.

For additional information, please visit the following websites:,,,

EPFL is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
educational institution.


From: Koen Hillewaert <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 11:13:56 -0400
Subject: PhD position: Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Turbomachinery

Cenaero is looking for a PhD student to work on the application of the
Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element methods to RANS-type simulation of
turbomachinery flows. The research involves amongst other topics development
of higher order curved grid generation and boundary layer tailored shape
function spaces.

Cenaero ( is an applied research center focused on the
development of advanced simulation technologies for aeronautics. Located at
the Aeropole de Gosselies in Belgium, it employs about 50 highly skilled
researchers working on virtual manufacturing, multiscale material modeling,
CFD-based multiphysics and optimization. The position is open to citizen from
NATO countries and is available immediately.

Further information about this offer (and others) can be found at


From: Jochen Garcke <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:42:01 -0400
Subject: PhD position at TU Berlin, Germany

We are currently offering a

PhD position
(Salary scale according to BAT IIa (75 %))

in Mathematics at the TU Berlin, Germany.

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

The position is part of a new Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft priority
programme on Mathematical Methods for the Extraction of Quantifiable
Information from Complex Systems. The project concerns efficient strategies
for the function approximation necessary in reinforcement learning in the
case of a continuous state space.

Good programming skills as well as some background in numerical analysis
are expected.

For the complete announcement (in German) visit

Please apply by sending your certificates, curriculum vitae plus any
publications (preferably electronically as pdf-files) to Dr. Jochen Garcke,, by 18th September 2008.
For more information about the position please contact Dr. Jochen Garcke.


From: "Sritharan, Sivaguru (Sri) (CIV)" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 10:07:17 -0700
Subject: Graduate Research Assistantships at Naval Postgraduate School

Graduate Research Assistantship Positions for Masters and Doctoral Study
Engineering & Applied Sciences Disciplines
The Naval Postgraduate School

Several academic departments in the Graduate School of Engineering and
Applied Sciences (GSEAS) at the Naval Postgraduate School, including
Applied Mathematics, Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Physics, Oceanography, and Meteorology have
multiple Graduate Research Assistantship positions available at the
Masters and Doctoral (preferred) level supported by sponsored research
programs. Candidates must demonstrate strong undergraduate/graduate
level performance, and have shown interest in research. Salaries in the
range of $30,000 to $40,000 along with benefits are typical. GSEAS a
total of about 90 tenure-track faculty and conduct more than $40M of
sponsored research per year. Postdoctoral research fellow (NRC and
other) positions in many of the areas listed are also available along
with adjunct/visiting faculty positions. An extensive array of research
areas include:
* Acoustics
* Acoustical Oceanography
* Adaptive Optics
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Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:46:09 +0300
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 13, Number 3, 2008

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Improving the Performance of the Continued Fractions Method Using New
Bounds of Positive Roots, pp. 265-279,
A.G. Akritas, A.W. Strzebonski, P.S. Vigklas.

Network Numerical Simulation of Impulsively-Started Transient
Radiation-Convection Heat and Mass Transfer in a Saturated
Darcy-Forchheimer Porous Medium, pp. 281-303,
O. Anwar Beg, J. Zueco, H.S. Takhar, T.A. Beg.

Density Dependent Predator Death Prevalence Chaos in a Tri-Trophic
Food Chain Model, pp. 305-324, M. Bandyopadhyay, S. Chatterjee,
S. Chakraborty, J. Chattopadhyay

The Method of Prime Costs Determination of the Model Row Goods,
pp. 325-330, A.S. Barashkov, D.S. Petrosian.

Analysis of a Vaccination Model for Carrier Dependent Infectious
Diseases with Environmental Effects, pp. 331-350,
Ram Naresh, Surabhi Pandey, A.K. Misra.

On the Dynamics of Controlled Magnetohydrodynamic Systems, pp. 351-377,
S.S. Ravindran.

Analysis of an Antiplane Contact Problem with Adhesion for
Electro-Viscoelastic Materials, pp. 379-395,
M. Sofonea, L. Chouchane, L. Selmani.

Numerical Approximation of Some Infinite Gaussian Series and
Integrals, pp. 397-415,
M. Stoncelis, M. Vaiciulis.

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