NA Digest Monday, September 22, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 38

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Sandia National Labs

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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:17:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Looking for BEM code

I am looking for BEM codes implementing the modified Helmholtz (exterior) 3D
(or 2D) problem (i.e risen from the Heat Equation when steady
periodic thermal wave is assumed) in MATLAB or C. Any help relating to this
problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Noemi Zakarias
Grad Student, UMBC


From: Dr Jennifer Scott <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:27:38 +0100
Subject: Change of email addresses at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The email addresses of all the members of the Numerical Analysis Group
at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are changing. This is to reflect
the fact that RAL is part of the Science and Technology Facilities
Council (STFC) (see
Our new addresses take the form
In particular,

Our old email addresses will continue to work for the time being but it
would be appreciated if the the above could be used in future

Jennifer A. Scott
Group Leader, Numerical Analysis Group
Computational Science & Engineering Dept.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory phone: 0(44)1235 445131
Chilton, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX England fax: 0(44)1235 446626


From: "Craig Lucas" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:39:19 +0100
Subject: HPC Training Available for UK Researchers

NAG is pleased to announce that we are running free HPC training for UK

NAG provides Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) support for
HECToR, the UK Supercomputing Service. You are eligible for training,
for which there is no charge, if you are a HECToR user or your work is
covered by the remit of either EPSRC, BBSRC or NERC. We provide a
regular schedule of courses that cover general HPC topics, such as MPI
and OpenMP, as well material specific to HECToR. We can also provide
training tailored to your specific requirements and deliver courses at
your institution.

For further information and our current training schedule please see:

A full list of available courses and contact details are here:

For more information about NAG, HECToR and the CSE service please see
the following links:

The NAG CSE Team


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:30:21 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E


SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E

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 CS&E 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: "Chenyi Hu" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:16:22 -0500
Subject: New Book, Knowledge Processing with Interval and Soft Computing

New Book: Knowledge Processing with Interval and Soft Computing

ISBN 978-1-84800-325-5, Springer
Chenyi Hu, Baker Kearfott, Andre de Korvin, and Vladik Kreinovich Eds.
2008. Approx. 250 p. 61 illus. (Advanced Information and Knowledge
Processing) Hardcover, approx. $99.00

Interval computing combined with fuzzy logic has become an emerging
tool in studying artificial intelligence and knowledge processing
(AIKP) applications since it models uncertainties frequently raised in
the field. This book provides introductions for both interval and
fuzzy computing in a very accessible style. Application algorithms
covered in this book include quantitative and qualitative data mining
with interval valued datasets, decision making systems with interval
valued parameters, interval valued Nash games and interval weighted
graphs. Successful applications in studying finance and economics, etc
are also included. This book can serve as a handbook or a text for
readers interested in applying interval and soft computing for AIKP.

Contents: Fundamentals of Interval Computing.- Soft Computing
Essentials.- Relations Between Interval Computing and Soft Computing.-
Interval Matrices in Knowledge Discovery.- Interval Function
Approximation and Applications.- Interval Rule Matrices for Decision
Making.- Interval Matrix Games.- Interval Weighted Graphs and Flow
Networks.- Arithmetic on Bounded Families of Distributions: a DEnv
Algorithm Tutorial.- Intbox: An Object-Oriented Interval Computing
Software Toolbox in C++.- Index

For more information please visit


From: Ahmed TAIK <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 14:05:48 -0400
Subject: Numerical Analysis and Optimization (JANO9), Morocco, Dec 2008

The ninth days of Numerical Analysis and Optimization (JANO9) will be
organized in the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Mohammedia, Morocco,
during December 17th, 18th and 19th, 2008.

Main topics
. Numerical Modeling
. Approximation and Iterative methods
. A posteriori Error Analysis for PDE Approximation
. Control and Optimization
. Intensive and Parallel computing
. Applications: bio-mathematics, water, environment, electricity,
financial problems, natural resources, tomography, transport, ...

Reception of manuscripts before: September 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance before: November 10, 2008
Reception of definitive manuscripts before: November 17, 2008

For more information:


From: "Zlatev, Zahari" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 13:53:44 +0200
Subject: Environmental Modelling, Sozopol, Bulgaria, Jun 2009

We invite your participation at a special session on Environmental
Modelling during the Sixth International Conference on Large-Scale
Scientific Computations (LSSC'09). The conference will take place in
Sozopol (Bulgaria) from June 3 to June 8, 2009

The major topics of the special session will be:
1. Mathematical background of large-scale environmental models,
2. Development of efficient numerical methods,
3. Parallel algorithms and
4. Applications.

We invite to attend the special session and/or to present a talk at
this session. Proceedings of the conference will probably be published
in the distinguished Springer series: Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. As in the previous conferences we shall also organize a
publication of a special issue of extended papers in some scientific

If you accept our invitation, then contact:
Adolf Ebel, University of Cologne in Germany,
Krassimir Georgiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

Furthermore, we shall be very grateful if you distribute this
information to other colleagues who may be interested in attending this
event and presenting a paper there.



From: Rossana Vermiglio <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:01:08 -0400
Subject: Population Dynamics and Epidemics Models, Udine, Italy, Dec 2008

workshop on Analysis and Numerics of Population dynamics and Epidemics models
December 15-17, 2008
Udine, Italy

The workshop is intended to join together experts, researchers and students
from different mathematical and applied areas, providing a basis for
exchanging new ideas and results in the development of population dynamics and
epidemics models. The main aim is to cover both theoretical and computational
aspects and to encourage fruitful interactions between analysists, numerists
and bio-mathematicians as well as to attract PhD students who want to start in
this area.

The workshop will take place at CISM (International Centre for Mechanical

There will be plenary talks given by the following (confirmed) keynote speakers:

Viggo Andreasen Roskilde Universitetscenter - Denmark
Odo Diekmann Universiteit Utrecht - The Netherlands
Michel Langlais UniversitÚ Victor SÚgalen, Bordeaux 2 - France
Maia Martcheva University of Florida - U.S.A.
Fabio Augusto Milner Purdue University - U.S.A.
Andrea Pugliese UniversitÓ di Trento - Italy
Fabio Zanolin UniversitÓ di Udine - Italy

and contributed talks. The deadline for submitting an abstract is November 2.
The registration is free and the deadline is November 17.

Instructions on


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:26:58 -0400
Subject: European Conference on Operational Research, Bonn Germany, Jul 2009

Bonn, Germany, July 5 - 8, 2009


The 23nd European Conference on Operational Research, EURO XXIII,
is organized by the Gesellschaft fuer Operations Research (GOR) e.V.
in co-operation with the University of Siegen and will be held in the
Gustav-Stresemann Institute and the Maritim Hotel in Bonn. The Programme
and Organising Committee are preparing a high quality academic programme
of the Conference. In addition to this, you will have an excellent
opportunity to exploit the city and vicinity of Bonn! A history of more
than 2000 years has given the city most appealing and memorable facets.
Bonn is an international center of science, arts and politics. You will
enjoy the picturesque impressions along the romantic Rhine, Bonn's
international and political life or the magnificent Ahr wine region.
Culture is inseparably linked to the works of Ludwig van Beethoven,
but also of Robert Schumann, August Macke and Ernst Moritz Arndt.

On behalf of all organizers, we wish you will have a pleasant stay
in Bonn, with many unforgettable memories to take back home.

Gerhard Woeginger, Chair, Programme Committee
Erwin Pesch, Chair, Organizing Committee


From: Charles Koelbel <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:19:47 -0500
Subject: Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Apr 2009 (Deadline Extended)

Deadline Extended to 9.19.08 for Submissions to the 2009 Tapia
Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

Portland, Oregon, USA-The 2009 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity
in Computing conference has extended its submission date to September
19, 2008 for proposals to the technical program, including papers,
panels, workshops, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, posters, and the
Doctoral Consortium. The extension was announced to provide more time
for students and faculty just returning for the fall 2008 semester to
finalize their submissions. The conference brings together diverse
leading researchers from around the world to present their work on
state-of-the-art research in the field of computing. The 2009 event,
the fifth in the series, will take place April 1-4, 2009 at the
Portland, Oregon Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

The conference theme of "Intellect, Initiative, Insight, and
Innovation" should be considered in submissions that may cover any
area of computing, computational math and science, and diversity
issues in these disciplines. Accepted papers presented at the
conference will be included in the Tapia conference proceedings
published by ACM Press. The posters competition is part of the ACM
Student Research Competition (SRC), and the top three posters in the
graduate and undergraduate student categories will advance to the ACM
SRC Grand Finals.


From: "Connie Young" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:27:24 -0400
Subject: SIAM Comp Science & Eng, Mar 2009 (Deadlines Approaching)

SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering

Miami, Florida, March 2-6, 2009


October 1, 2008: Minisymposium proposals
October 8, 2008: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

Visit to submit.

For more information about the conference, visit
or contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: "Int. J. Tomogr. Stat." <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 20:47:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Call for Papers - International Journal of Mathematics and Computation

International Journal of Mathematics and Computation (IJMC).
ISSN 0974-570X (Online); ISSN 0974-5718 (Print)

Call for Papers

Papers are invited for the International Journal of Mathematics and
Computation (IJMC). The IJMC is a peer-reviewed journal, published two
times in a year. The IJMC publishes refereed, well-written original
research articles, and studies that describe the latest research and
developments in the area of mathematics and computations. This is a
broad-based journal covering all branches of mathematics and
computations. It's also published interdisciplinary research. The
International Journal of Mathematics & Computation (IJMC) is reviewed,
abstracted and indexed by the Zentralblatt MATH (Zentralblatt fŘr
Mathematik). Manuscripts can also be sent to the publisher via e-mail
to Editor-in-Chief. Detailed instructions on how to prepare your
manuscript are available at Author Instructions

Haydar Akca
United Arab Emirates University
Faculty of Sciences
Mathematical Sciences Department, P.O. Box 17551, Al Ain, UAE


From: John Singler <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:04:26 -0400
Subject: Tenure-Track Positions (2), Applied Math, Missouri S&T

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Missouri University of Science &
Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) is expanding its research
focus in applied and computational mathematics. This year the department
seeks candidates for 2 tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, starting
Fall 2009.

We seek candidates in applied mathematics whose research complements the
scientific/technological focus of the university, and encourage applicants
whose research emphasizes computational partial differential equations,
computational linear algebra, and/or mathematical modeling. Strong research
potential and demonstrated teaching excellence is required; postdoctoral
experience is desired.

Missouri S & T, one of the 4 campuses of the University of Missouri system,
has an enrollment over 6,200. With our reputation as a leading technological
campus and our emphasis on applied science, we attract high quality students
from across the nation. Home to many outstanding researchers in engineering
and science, and several interdisciplinary research centers, Missouri S & T
provides good opportunities for collaborative research. The Department of
Mathematics & Statistics has active B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. See

Submit 2 short documents, one describing your research plan and the other
discussing your teaching philosophy, together with a C.V., 3 reference
letters, and copies of transcripts to:

Human Resource Services
Reference Number: 31090
Missouri University of Science & Technology
300 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-1050

All applicants will be considered for both positions. Review process begins
October 1, 2008. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
For full consideration, apply by November 15, 2008. Missouri S & T is an
AA/EEO institution. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

Missouri S & T is in Rolla, Missouri, voted one of the best 100 small towns in
the nation. Rolla is in the Ozarks, 105 miles southwest of St. Louis on
Interstate 44. The area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities.


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:54:15 -0400
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Math, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

The Department of Mathematics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada invites applications for a tenure track position to
begin July 1, 2009. Applicants whose research lies in one or more areas
of departmental focus will be given priority. Further information and
details on how to apply can be found at
Electronic submissions are accepted, and should be sent to Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2008,
but applications received after that date may be considered until the
position is filled.


From: Marianne Hess <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 02:31:27 -0400
Subject: Professorship, Analysis, University of Basel


Professor in Analysis

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Basel invites
applications for a professorship in analysis, preferably starting 1st August
2009. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in mathematics, and some
postdoctoral teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate is
expected to perform independent research in areas related, for example, to
partial differential equations, dynamical systems, applied analysis or
modelling. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research is

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a publication list indicating
five significant papers (with links for downloading), a statement of current
and future research plans, and reports on teaching experience, together with
the names and addresses of five potential referees. As the University of
Basle would like to increase its female staff, women are strongly encouraged
to apply. Applications should be sent to Prof. E. Parlow, Dean, Faculty of
Science, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland with a electronic
copy (pdf or zip) to

The deadline for receipt is 31st October 2008. For additional information
please contact Prof. H. Kraft, Mathematisches Institut, Rheinsprung 21, 4051
Basel, Switzerland.


From: Marianne Hess <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 02:32:50 -0400
Subject: Professorship, Comp Math, University of Basel


Professor in Computational Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Basel invites
applications for a professorship in computational mathematics, preferably
starting 1st August 2009. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in some aspect
of mathematics, and some postdoctoral teaching experience is preferred. The
successful candidate is expected to perform independent research in areas
related, for example, to partial differential equations, numerical analysis,
stochastic processes or multiscale methods. A strong commitment to
excellence in teaching and research is essential.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a publication list indicating
five significant papers (with links for downloading), a statement of current
and future research plans, and reports on teaching experience, together with
the names and addresses of five potential referees. As the University of
Basle would like to increase its female staff, women are strongly encouraged
to apply. Applications should be sent to Prof. Dr. E. Parlow, Dean, Faculty
of Science, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland with a electronic
copy (pdf or zip) to

The deadline for receipt is 31st October 2008. For additional information
please contact Prof. H. Kraft, Mathematisches Institut, Rheinsprung 21, 4051
Basel, Switzerland. or


From: Marc Alexander Schweitzer <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:26:27 -0400
Subject: Professorship, Plasma Simulation, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Univ

The Institut fuer Numerische Simulation of the Rheinische
Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn invites applications for a

W2-Professorship "Plasma Simulation Methods"

with emphasis on
- meshfree simulation methods (Tree-Algorithms, Smoothed Particle
- numerical methods for wave propagation,
- and relativistic particle methods.

The employment qualifications conform to the ž36 HG (NRW), for instance
a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) or comparable qualifications for a
career in higher education are required.

The professorship will be jointly appointed by the Rheinische
Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn and the Forschungszentrum Juelich
(Juelicher Modell professorship). Close cooperation focusing on
"Computational Plasma Science" with the Juelich Supercomputing Centre of
the Forschungszentrum Juelich is offered and expected.

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn is committed to
gender equality and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.
Applications by women with equivalent qualifications will be given
preference in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz. Disabled
applicants with equivalent qualifications will also be given
preferential treatment.

Applications including a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, and a
list of teaching activities should be addressed to:

An den Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe Mathematik/Informatik
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn
Wegelerstrasse 10
D-53115 Bonn

Closing date for applications: October 26, 2008.


Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:57:42 +0200
Subject: Assistant Professor Positions, Applied Math, Toulouse University

Toulouse University has an open position in applied mathematics at the
assistant professor level (maitre de conferences), starting September
2009. The candidate will be integrated to the Computer Science and
Applied Math. department of the French grande ecole ENSEEIHT. The
research team is the Parallel Algorithms and Optimization (APO) team
of the CNRS Research Institute for Computer Science of Toulouse
(IRIT). The team has a long tradition of collaboration with academic
(INRIA, CNRS, Bourgogne Univ., Berkeley Univ., etc.) and industrial
partners, among which those of the World Competitiveness Cluster
Midi-Pyrenees & Aquitaine, Aeronautics, Space and Embedded

The candidate should integrate into the APO research activities in
optimization, and more precisely:
- numerical solution of optimal control problems,
- optimization and data mining.

The teaching activity is at master level in French within a team of
two professors and seven assistant professors in mathematics, applied
and computational mathematics. This interplay between mathematics and
computer science is at the heart of education at ENSEEIHT and is
reflected by a commitment of researchers to teaching traditional
courses as well as supervising applied computational projects.

Practical information and contacts:
Candidates shall be officialy qualified by the French National
Council of Universities (CNU).

Deadline: 14 October 2008.

Please find complete information under

Joseph Gergaud


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:24:44 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Research Positions at CERFACS

Research positions are available at CERFACS to work in the
Parallel Algorithms Team led by Iain Duff. Positions are now available as a
postdoc or senior position starting at a date to be agreed with the successful
candidates. The level of the appointments will depend on experience but you
should state in the application which level you feel to be appropriate.

The Parallel Algorithms Team is looking for a bright, motivated person
with a good research record and the ability to supervise research
projects and students. The applicant would be expected to join existing
projects in numerical optimization and linear algebra as well as showing
initiative in pursuing new research directions. Applications in the
areas of massively parallel algorithms and/or robust optimization for
problems with uncertain data are preferred.

Additional benefits of the position include a gross salary in the range 2,800
to 3,000 euros per month, excellent travel support, opportunities for
supplementary income from teaching or consultancy, access to state-of-the-art
computational facilities (high-performance workstations and both SMP/MPP
parallel architectures, including our in-house IBM BG/L computer with 4096
cores). A particular strength of CERFACS is its access to real-life
applications through strong and well developed academic/industrial
collaborations within a very active research program in advanced scientific

Relevant information on the application procedure can be found on the web site:
Please note that a one-page summary of your research plan at CERFACS is
highly recommended.

For detailed information about the Parallel Algorithms Project at CERFACS:

For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located:

Applications should be sent before October 15, 2008 to Xavier Vasseur


From: Benoit Colson <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:20:48 -0400
Subject: R&D Engineer Positions at SAMTECH

SAMTECH ( has more than 20 years of experience in the
development of software packages dedicated to virtual prototyping, finite
element structural analysis and multidisciplinary optimization. Throughout
its history, SAMTECH has built strong links in the aeronautic and space
systems industries.

In a group of more than 200 employees, SAMTECH also provides service
activities such as customer support hot-line, training, custom software
developments, engineering studies and consultancy services.
To join our team at the head office in Angleur (Liege, Belgium), we are
seeking talented professionals for R&D Engineer positions.

1) Parallelism/HPC (job reference: 'HPC_NAD')
The engineer will take part to the development of SAMCEF (finite element
software code). The candidate must hold a PhD in computer science, applied
mathematics or equivalent. She/he must have a strong background in
parallelism (at least 3 years of experience) and an extensive knowledge of
domain decomposition, direct and iterative solvers, MPI and BLAS libraries,
among others.

2) Finite-element mesh generators (job reference: 'MSH_NAD')
The engineer will take part to the development of SAMCEF Field (CAE
environment for FE methods). The candidate must have a strong background in
mathematics (numerical analysis, geometry), structure mechanics or an
equivalent field. An experience in mesh generators, CAD tools and finite
element pre/post-processing is required.

Candidates for both positions must have programming skills (FORTRAN and C++)
and they must be fluent in English and French and have good communication

Send application letter and CV to


From: masson roland <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 06:13:03 -0400
Subject: Staff Position (18 months), Numerical Simulation of CO2 Storage, IFP

The Applied Mathematics Department of IFP (French
Petroleum Research Institute) is looking for candidates with a strong
background in scientific computing to join a collaborative project
on the simulation of C02 geological storage modeling. These
simulations couple multiphase Darcy flow with reactive transport to account
for the geochemical reactions between the aqueous phase and the rock. Basin
scale simulations involve a large range of spatial and time scales and lead
to large nonlinear and linear systems coupling a large number of unknowns.
The position focuses on the design of efficient scalable algorithms
based on IFP-CEA parallel object oriented platform Arcane.

The position will be held at IFP, Rueil Malmaison (close neighborhood of
Paris), France. The candidate will join the ANR collaborative project SHPCO2
involving teams from IFP, INRIA, University Paris XIII, ENSMSE, and BRGM.
To apply, send references, and a CV focusing on previous experience in
scientific computing to


From: Robin Pinning <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:21:15 -0400
Subject: Staff Positions, HPC, University of Manchester

RCS ( is looking for two people to complement
our team:

RCS Development Officer (HPC)

RCS Senior Development Officer (HPC)

If you know of anyone looking for jobs in this area I'd appreciate it if you
could pass on these details. Closing date 3rd October.

Dr. Robin Pinning
Research Computing Manager

Research Computing Services
Room 1.17, Kilburn Building
University of Manchester M13 9PL

t: +44 (0)161 275 7028


From: Evelyn Rath <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 04:22:15 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Math, University of Graz

We offer a Postdoc position at the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific
Computing, University of Graz. The position starts at anytime and it will
terminate after 6 years.

We expect a finished PhD study (or finished during the next months) in the
field of High Performance Computing for numerical solutions of partial
differential equations.

The candidate will be incorporated into our interdisciplinary special
research group (SFB) on "Mathematical Optimization and Applications in
Biomedical Sciences" as well as into our interdisciplinary graduate school on
"Numerical Simulations in Technical Sciences".

Further research activities are already planned and the candidate is welcome
to contribute with his/her own projects.

Please apply at the address given in the official announcement and contact
Prof.Dr. Gundolf Haase ( details and have look


From: David Chopp <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:41:41 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Comp Neuroscience, Northwestern University

Postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

A postdoctoral position is available at Northwestern University to
develop computer simulations of deep brain stimulation. The project
involves a combination of computing, mathematical modeling, and
interpretation of clinical data. The computing component will be to
adapt a novel algorithm to a parallel computing cluster (see The modeling will involve the
development of a full morphology model from the basal ganglia region
which is able to reproduce periodic cycles associated with Parkinsons
disease, and to develop a model for a neurostimulator. All results
will be compared with interoperative data. The applicant will work
with a dynamic interdisciplinary team consisting of an applied
mathematician, physiologist, and a neurosurgeon. The successful
applicant will have experience in neurophysiology. Programming
experience in scientific computing on a parallel architecture is a
plus. The position is available to start now, actual start date is

One of the top-ranked universities in the country, Northwestern
University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a
highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic
boundaries. Northwestern provides students, faculty and staff with
exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional
growth. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send your CV, a cover letter describing your research
interests, and the names and email addresses of at least 2 references
to: David Chopp, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Dept.,
Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-3125.


From: Klaus Ritter <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:41:48 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, TU Darmstadt

Within the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1324 the Department of Mathematics
at the Technische Universitńt Darmstadt offers a
PhD- or Postdoc-Position (Pos. No. 326)
volume of employment 75%, for three years.

The candidate will work in a research project on
Adaptive Wavelet Methods for
Stochastic Partial Differential Equations,
which is jointly carried out in Darmstadt (Prof. Ritter),
Dresden (Prof. Schilling) and Marburg (Prof. Dahlke).
Applicants should have a strong background in probability theory
(stochastic analysis) or numerical analysis (partial differential
equations, wavelets). German language skills are helpful, but not

We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for the position.
Disabled candidates will be given preference among equally qualified
applicants. The salary is according to BAT sacle.

Please contact for further information
about the position. See also
for information on the Priority Programme.

Please send your applications to

Prof. Dr. Klaus Ritter
Fachbereich Mathematik
Schlo▀gartenstr. 7
64289 Darmstadt

Applications will be considered as they arrive, starting in October 2008.
Closing date: October, 31th 2008


From: ijnam <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 22:54:03 -0600
Subject: Contents, Special Issue, Intl. Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling

Contents for International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling

Special Issue on
Modeling, Analysis and Simulations of Multiscale Nonlinear Systems

Guest Editors:
M. Peszynska, R. Showalter, A. Spagnuolo and N. Walkington

S. Apte and N. Patankar, A formulation for fully resolved simulation (FRS) of
particle-turbulence interactions in two-phase flows.

G. Chen, Z. Lin, D. Morse, S. Snider, S. Apte, J. Liburdy and E. Zhang,
Multiscale feature detection in unsteady separated flows.

C. Chevalier and F. Debbasch, Brownian motion and entropy growth on irregular

Y. Epshteyn and B. Riviere, Convergence of high order methods for miscible

P. Fischer and K. Tung, Wavelets, a numerical tool for multiscale phenomena:
from two dimensional turbulence to atmospheric data analysis.

K. Hay and M. Dragila, Physics of fluid spreading on rough surfaces.

K. Barmak, M. Emelianenko, D. Golovaty, D. Kinderlehrer and S. Taasan,
A new perspective on texture evolutiono.

S. Meier and M. Bohm, A note on the construction of function spaces for
distributed miscrostructure models with spatially varying cell geometry.

M. Peszynska and S. Yi, Numerical methods for unsaturated flow with dynamic
capillary pressure in heterogeneous porous median.

M. Peter and R. Showalter, Homogenization of secondary-flux models of
partially fissured media.

A. Trykozko, G. Brouwer and W. Zijl, Downscaling: a complement to


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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:06:31 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Communincations in Computational Physics 4:2

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 4, Number 2, 2008

Review Article:
M. Leticia Rubio Puzzo and Ezequiel V. Albano
The damage spreading method in Monte Carlo simulations: A brief overview
and applications to confined magnetic materials, 207-230.

Regular Articles:
Vit Dolejsi, Semi-implicit interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin methods
for viscous compressible flows, 231-274.

He Wei, Yang Xiang and Pingbing Ming, A generalized Peierls-Nabarro model for
curved dislocations using discrete Fourier transform, 275-293.

Noor Badshah and Ke Chen, Multigrid method for the Chan-Vese model in
variational segmentation, 294-316.

J. Alastruey, K. H. Parker, J. Peiro and S. J. Sherwin, Lumped parameter
outflow models for 1-D blood flow simulations: Effect on pulse waves and
parameter estimation, 317-336.

Huayu Li and Hyungson Ki, Simulation of MHD flows using a hybrid
lattice-Boltzmann finite-difference method, 337-349.

X. Lv, Y. Zhao, X. Y. Huang, G. H. Xia and X. H. Su, An efficient
parallel/unstructured-multigrid implicit method for simulating 3D
fluid-structure interaction, 350-377.

A. Ferrari, M. Dumbser, E. F. Toro and A. Armanini, A new stable version of
the SPH method in Lagrangian coordinates, 378-404.

Liping Gao, Bo Zhang and Dong Liang, Splitting finite difference methods on
staggered grids for the three-dimensional time-dependent Maxwell equations,


From: Liz Martin <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:42:59 +0100
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 21, issue 10, October 2008


Volume 21, Issue 10, October 2008

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


KAM tori: persistence and smoothness

Some challenges in the theory of (semi)-dispersing billiards

Initial-boundary-value problems for linear and integrable nonlinear
dispersive partial differential equations
J~L~Bona and A~S~Fokas

Geometric function theory: a modern view of a classical subject


Partial quotients of continued fractions and $\beta$-expansions
Luis~Barreira and Godofredo~Iommi

Global solution for a chemotactic--haptotactic model of cancer invasion
Youshan~Tao and Mingjun~Wang

Eigenfunctions of the Laplacian and associated Ruelle operator
A~O~Lopes and Ph~Thieullen

Analytic families of holomorphic iterated function systems
Mario~Roy, Hiroki~Sumi and Mariusz~Urba\'nski

A caricature of a singular curvature flow in the plane
Piotr~B~Mucha and Piotr~Rybka

The rigidity of reducibility of cocycles on $SO(N,\mathbb{R})$
Xuanji~Hou and Jiangong~You

Non-constant steady-state solutions for Brusselator type systems

Maximizing measures for endomorphisms of the circle
F\'abio~Armando~Tal and Salvador~Addas-Zanata

Convergent dynamics for multistable delayed neural networks
Chih-Wen~Shih and Jui-Pin~Tseng

The large-time development of the solution to an initial-value problem for
the Korteweg--de Vries equation: I. Initial data has a discontinuous
expansive step
J~A~Leach and D~J~Needham

Multifractal analysis of Birkhoff averages on `self-affine' symbolic spaces
Julien~Barral and Mounir~Mensi

Periodic orbits of linear endomorphisms on the 2-torus and its lattices
Michael~Baake, John~A~G~Roberts and Alfred~Weiss

On a generalization of the Constantin--Lax--Majda equation
Hisashi~Okamoto, Takashi~Sakajo and Marcus~Wunsch

Recognition of the bifurcation type of resonance in mildly degenerate
Hopf--Ne\u imark--Sacker families
H~W~Broer, S~J~Holtman and G~Vegter


Optimal bounds and blow-up criteria for a semi-linear accretive wave equation
M Jazar and Ch Messikh

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