NA Digest Sunday, September 28, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 39

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:02:38 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize

The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded annually for research in, or
other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential
equations and control theory. The prize may be given either for a
single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.
Committee Chair H. T. Banks wishes to stress the breadth of the eligible

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting to be held July
6-10, 2009, in Denver, Colorado. The award consists of an engraved
medal and a $10,000 cash prize. The prize recipient is requested to
present a lecture at the meeting. SIAM will reimburse travel expenses
for the recipient to attend the meeting and give the lecture.

Nominations, including a description of achievement(s), should be
addressed to Professor H. T. Banks, Chair, W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize
Committee and sent by November 1, 2008, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:54:55 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Theodore von Karman Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Theodore von Karman Prize

The Theodore von Karman Prize is awarded every five years for a notable
application of mathematics to mechanics and/or the engineering sciences
made during the five to ten years preceding the award. The award will
be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of
such achievements.

The Von Karman Prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting, to be
held July 6-10, 2009, in Denver, Colorado. The award is in the sum of
$1000. The recipient will receive a certificate and will be expected to
present a lecture. SIAM will reimburse the recipient's expenses to
attend the meeting and deliver the lecture.

Nominations should be addressed to Professor Charles Doering, Chair,
Theodore von Karman Prize Committee and sent by November 1, 2008, to J.
M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nomination for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:11:48 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - James H. Wilkinson Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - James H. Wilkinson Prize

The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific
Computing is awarded every four years for research in, or other
contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the
six years preceding the award. The purpose of the prize is to stimulate
junior contributors and to help them in their careers.

SIAM will award the Wilkinson Prize at the SIAM Annual Meeting, to be
held July 6-10, 2009, in Denver, Colorado. The award will consist of a
certificate and a cash award of $1000. The recipient will be expected
to present a lecture. SIAM will reimburse the recipient's expenses to
attend the meeting and deliver the lecture.

Nominations should be addressed to Professor Howard Elman, Chair, James
H. Wilkinson Prize Committee and sent by November 1, 2008, to J. M.
Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:18:49 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Germund Dahlquist Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Germund Dahlquist Prize

The Germund Dahlquist Prize is awarded to a young scientist (normally
under 45) for original contributions to fields associated with Germund
Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential equations
and numerical methods for scientific computing.

The Dahlquist Prize will be awarded at SciCADE 2009, to be held May
25-29, 2009, in Beijing, China. The award consists of a certificate and
a cash award of $1000. The recipient is expected to give a lecture at
the meeting. SIAM will reimburse the recipient's travel expenses to
attend the meeting and deliver the lecture.

Nominations should be addressed to Professor Desmond J. Higham, Chair,
Germund Dahlquist Prize Committee and sent by October 15, 2008, to J. M.
Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nomination for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: Piotr Luszczek <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:56:48 -0400
Subject: HPL 2.0 has been released

We are pleased to announce the long awaited version 2.0 of High Performance
Linpack (HPL). It's been nearly 4 years since the last stable release and
the code has served the community well. The most prominent result were
the numerous entries in the TOP500 and Linpack Benchmark Report
( We've received a
number of suggestions since 2004. They resulted in major changes and
accuracy enhancements. The major focus of this release was to improve
the code but also keep the continuity of new runs with the existing
results. The new release does not produce results that are bit-wise
identical with the old results due to complete overhaul of the random
number generator. The numerical properties of the results as well as
runtime behavior is completely compatible with the historical data with
the added bonus of having the new generator scale on the largest
supercomputer installations with hundreds of thousands of computational
cores. Another set of issues reported by the users was related to
parallel machines with large main memory. These issues were also
addressed by the fixes that went into this release. Finally, an
important change was made to the way that accuracy is reported. The
formula that verifies the correctness of the run has been simplified and
brought in line with state of the art for numerical analysis of Gaussian
elimination with partial pivoting. The code of the new release is
available at under the original BSD


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 20:50:53 -0400
Subject: SuiteSparseQR: sparse multifrontal QR factorization package

I would like announce the release of a new multithreaded
multifrontal sparse QR factorization package, SuiteSparseQR.
Parallelism is exploited both in the BLAS and across different
frontal matrices using Intel's Threading Building Blocks, a
shared-memory programming model for modern multicore architectures.
SuiteSparseQR can obtain a substantial fraction of the theoretical
peak performance of a multicore computer. The package is written
in C++ with user interfaces for MATLAB, C, and C++.

Its MATLAB interface is upward-compatible with the qr function
in MATLAB and x=A\b when A is rectangular. It can also handle
complex matrices, and it can return Q as a concise set of sparse
Householder vectors in a MATLAB struct (nnz(Q) can very high for
Q as a matrix; by contrast, nnz(Q.H) is often less than nnz(R)).

You can download the code here (with a GNU GPL license):


From: "Susannah Sieper" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:31:43 -0400
Subject: New Book, Fluid Simulation for Computer Graphics

New Book: Fluid Simulation for Computer Graphics
ISBN 978-1-56881-326-4, A K Peters
Robert Bridson; September 2008; 246 pp.; Hardcover; $59.00

Animating fluids like water, smoke, and fire using physics-based
simulation is increasingly important in visual effects, in particular in
movies, like The Day After Tomorrow, and in computer games. This book
provides a practical introduction to fluid simulation for graphics. The
focus is on animating fully three-dimensional incompressible flow, from
understanding the math and the algorithms to the actual implementation.

"For a practitioner in this field, it provides everything needed: a good
foundation in the theory of finite difference fluid simulation,
practical working advice on how to deal with the mathematics of
simulation, and clear explanations of advanced techniques (like
solid/fluid coupling). All of this and it's very well written and a
pleasure to read." -Doug Roble, Creative Director of Software, Digital Domain

"This book pulls together the essence of fluid simulation into a single
volume, presenting it in a fashion that is both useful to researchers
and accessible to implementers. I highly recommend it for anyone
interested in fluid simulation for computer graphics." -Ron Fedkiw, Stanford

Table of Contents:
Author's website:
More Info:


From: "Petter Kolm" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 07:58:21 -0400
Subject: Conference on Algorithmic Trading, New York, Oct 2008

ALGORITHMIC TRADING: Dynamic Portfolios, Optimal Execution, and Risk, New
York, October 3, 2008

Program Highlights:
- Dynamic optimization in custom execution algorithms
- The use of adaptive arrival price optimization
- The role of short term alpha in optimizing execution
- Execution risks and its relationship to portfolio risk
- Buy-side institutional efforts to integrate portfolio construction, risk
management and optimal execution

Confirmed speakers:
Robert ALMGREN, Quantitative Brokers
David CUSHING, Wellington Management
Robert ENGLE, NYU Stern, Nobel Prize winner
Robert FERSTENBERG, Morgan Stanley
Jim GATHERAL, Merrill Lynch
Merrell HORA, Credit Suisse
George SOFIANOS, Goldman Sachs

Organizing committee:
Petter KOLM, Courant Institute, NYU
Lee MACLIN, Courant Institute, NYU & Pragma Financial Systems

For more information and registration please see or by email at
Download brochure:


From: "Neville Ford" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:40:54 +0100
Subject: Stochastic Delay Differential Equations, Chester, UK, Nov 2008

Workshop: Numerical and analytical solution of stochastic delay differential
equations, 3rd - 7th November 2008 (supported by the Leverhulme Trust)

Department of Mathematics
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ, UK

Feature speakers:
Christopher T H Baker - University of Chester & University of Manchester, UK.
Evelyn Buckwar - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Sergei Fedotov - University of Manchester, UK.
Uwe Kuechler - Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
Alexander Matasov - Moscow State University, Moscow.
Markus Riedle - University of Manchester, UK.
Leonid Shaikhet - Donetsk State University of Management, Ukraine.
Yubin Yan - University of Chester, UK.

Full details, including how to contribute a talk, are available at the
meeting homepage:


From: Ashok Srinivasan <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:36:23 -0400
Subject: High Perfomance Computing (HiPC 2008), Bangalore, India, Dec 2008

15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2008)
December 17-20, 2008
Bangalore, India

* Student Symposium Deadline: September 22, 2008
* Advance Registration Deadline: November 16, 2008
* Hotel Reservation Deadline: November 16, 2008
* Workshops are still accepting submissions

The 15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing
(HiPC 2008), to be held in Bangalore, India, during December 17-20,
2008, will serve as a forum for presenting current work by researchers
from around the world as well as to highlight activities in Asia, in
the area of high performance computing.

* Extreme Computing on the Distributed European Infrastructure for
Supercomputing Applications - DEISA: Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA, Germany
* The Excitement in Parallel Computing: Laxmikant (Sanjay) Kale,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Towards networked computers: What can be learned from distributed computing?
David Peleg, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
* Computational Environments for Coupling Multiphase Flow, Transport, and
Mechanics in Porous Media: Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Contributed Papers:
The technical program will consist of 46 contributed papers chosen
from 317 submissions from 27 countries. The papers will be presented
in 8 sessions.


From: Tams Terlaky <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:43:10 -0400
Subject: Veszprém Optimization Conference, Veszprém, Hungary, Dec 2008

Call for participation. Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2008.

The Veszprém Optimization Conference: Advanced Algorithms (VOCAL 2008)
December 15-17, Veszprém, Hungary
Faculty of Information Technology, University of Pannonia

The VOCAL conference focuses on recent advances on optimization
algorithms: continuous and discrete; complexity and convergence properties,
high performance optimization software and novel applications are reviewed
as well. We aim to bring together researchers from both the theoretical and
applied communities in the framework of a medium-scale event.

Rainer E. Burkard, Technical University Graz
Christodoulos A. Floudas, Princeton University
Monique Laurent, National Research Institute for Mathematics and
Computer Science in the Netherlands
Katya Scheinberg, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Fabio Schoen, University of Florence
Philippe Toint, The University of Namur (FUNDP)
Ya-xiang Yuan, Institute of Computational Mathematics and
Scientific/Engineering Computing, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2008.
Notification of acceptance / Preliminary program available: October 30, 2008.
Deadline for early registration: October 30, 2008.
Conference begins on December 15 and ends December 17, 2008.

Further information is available at:


From: Norbert Heuer <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:36:32 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Numerical Analysis of PDEs, Santiago, Chile, Jan 2009

4th Meeting on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

January 14 - 16, 2009
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

This is the Fourth Meeting on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential
Equations in Chile. The previous three meetings have been held at the
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso. The workshop is
open to all researchers working or interested in the field, and you are
invited to contribute a presentation on your current work.
There are no parallel sessions, i.e. the number of speakers is limited.

Confirmed Speakers so far:
Alexei Bespalov, Brunel, UK
Raimund Buerger, Concepcion, Chile
Leszek Demkowicz, Austin, Texas, USA
Mario Duran, Santiago, Chile
Ricardo Duran, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Peter Jimack, Leeds, UK
Thanh Tran, Sydney, Australia

deadline for registration: December 8, 2008

The organizers,
Gabriel N. Gatica (U de Concepcion, Chile) and
Norbert Heuer (PUC, Santiago, Chile).


From: Janos Karatson <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 13:09:07 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Reliable Num. Methods for Diff. Eqs., Sozopol, Bulgaria, Jun 2009

We invite you to participate at a special session on
Reliable Numerical Methods for Differential Equations 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.

Proceedings of the conference will probably be published in the Springer
series, Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

The major topics of interest of the special session will be
methods that preserve qualitative properties of differential
equations, such as those satisfying a discrete maximum principle,
and a posteriori error estimation.

I. Farago (ELTE University, HU),
J. Karatson (ELTE University, HU),
S. Korotov (Helsinki University of Technology, FI),


From: "Prof. Ralf Kornhuber" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:48:38 -0400
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods, Hunan, China, Aug 2009

The 19th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
will be held on August 17-22, 2009 at Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China.

Technical Themes:
Operator-optimized Schwarz preconditioners,Operator-optimized
Interface (Schur) preconditioners Schwarz preconditioners for p- &
hp-FEMs, Saddle-point systems Dual-primal finite element tearing and
interconnection (FETI) algorithms Algebraic multigrid, Eigenanalysis,
PDE-constrained optimization Implementations on massively parallel
systems, Parallel mesh adaptation Parallel mesh partitioning,
Space-time parallelism, Grid Computing Circuit simulation,
Electromagnetics, Fluid dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics Quantum
chromodynamics, Radiation transport, Structural mechanics, Life

Invited Speakers
Randolph E. Bank University of California, USA
Heiko Berninger Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Wolfgang Dahmen RWTH Aachen, Germany
Maksimilian Dryja Warsaw University, Poland
Wenan E Princeton University, USA
Caroline Japhet Universite Paris, France
Stephane Lanteri Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Jan Mandel University of Colorado, USA
Jacques Rappaz Institut d'Analyse et Calcul Scientifique, Switzerland
Barry Smith Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Zhongci Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Stefan Turek Universitaet Dortmund, Germany
Gabriel Wittum University of Heidelberg, Germany
Huang Yunqing Xiangtan University, China
Aihui Zhou Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Important dates
March 31, 2009, last day for submission of proposal for minisymposium
April 30, 2009, last day for submission of abstracts of all talks
May 15, 2009, last day for early bird registration of the conference
June 10, 2009, last day for reservation for hotels at the conference rate
August 17-August 22, 2009, Conference
October 31, 2009, Deadline for submission of the final paper for proceedings

For more information please visit
or contact the conference secretary Yin Yang and Zhifang Qiao at


From: Peter Moore <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:37:39 -0400
Subject: Endowed Chair Position, Math, 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

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: Gloria Prothe <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:05:18 -0500
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Numerical Analysis, U. Kansas

Department of Mathematics
University of Kansas

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position
in numerical analysis expected to begin as early as August 18, 2009.
Ph.D. or terminal degree in math or a related field is expected by the
starting date of the appointment. For complete position announcement go
to or contact

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2008 and
will continue until the position is filled. EO/AA Employer.

Letter of application, detailed vita, research description,
teaching statement, completed AMS application form, and at least
three recommendation letters (teaching ability must be addressed in
at least one letter) should be mailed to Jack Porter, Chair,
Department of Mathematics, 1460 Jayhawk Boulevard, University of
Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7523 (or fax to 785-864-5255).


From: "Robert H. Storer" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:37:55 -0400
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Industrial/Systems Eng., Lehigh University

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Lehigh University

The department invites applications for a tenure track position at the
level of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from individuals
with strong backgrounds in any ISE-relevant discipline, including
industrial engineering, operations research, systems engineering, and
computer science. Candidates with strength in large-scale computational
optimization that utilizes high-performance computing and/or expertise
in financial engineering, bioinformatics, healthcare or similar
application areas are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate must
hold a Ph.D. by the time of employment* *in fall 2009. The candidate
must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate
education, and the potential to develop and conduct an active research
program with external support.

The department is undergoing significant growth in various areas of
operations research and computing. Current research thrusts include (1)
optimization, (2) high-performance computing, (3) manufacturing,
production, and logistics, (4) information systems, and (5) stochastic
processes. Recent hires at the junior level have joined the Department
in these and related areas with specializations in parallel algorithms,
grid computing, mathematical programming, robust optimization,
telecommunications, and supply chain analysis.

Established in 1926, the ISE Department currently has 14 full-time
faculty, 160 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, 43 of whom are
Ph.D. students. We offer comprehensive research and education programs
at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The ISE faculty maintains an
outstanding international reputation in a variety of research areas.
Active research topics include discrete optimization, interior point
methods, conic linear optimization, high performance computing,
financial optimization, telecommunications, and a variety of topics in
logistics and supply chain analysis.

The Department maintains excellent computational and laboratory
facilities, including a 96-processor parallel computing cluster and
other associated computing facilities housed at the Laboratory for
Computational Optimization Research. The department is also linked to
powerful central facilities dedicated to high performance computing
through a campus-wide computational grid. Annual research expenditures
exceed $3 million. The Department has extensive interdisciplinary ties
with the business school through the Center for Value Chain Research,
and with the finance and mathematics departments through the Analytical
Finance program.

Review of applications will begin *December 1, 2008 *and will continue
until the position is filled. Please email your application in PDF
format, and your contact email address to
<>. The application should include a cover
letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum
vita, names and addresses of at least three references, and
representative research paper(s). Inquiries may be addressed to
Professor Robert H. Storer, Search Committee Chair,
<>. The department web site is

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
and provides equal opportunity on the basis of merit without
discrimination because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry,
national origin, age, handicap, gender, sexual orientation, or union


From: Qi Wang <>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 08:19:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tenure-Track Positions (2), Applied/Comp Math, U. South Carolina

Applications are invited for two tenure-track Assistant Professor
positions in Applied and Computational Mathematics. The Department seeks
accomplished individuals who will strengthen and/or complement current
strengths in the department and who have genuine interest in
interdisciplinary research. Candidates should have completed a doctorate
degree in mathematics, engineering, physics, or a computation-related
field at the time of hiring and have begun to amass a substantial record
in research and teaching. The beginning date for the positions is August
16, 2009, or possibly as early as January 1, 2009 for qualified

For full consideration, all supporting material should be submitted
electronically through by November 15, 2008. The
supporting material should include a detailed vita with a summary of
research accomplishments and goals, a completed AMS Standard Cover Sheet,
and four letters of recommendation. One letter should appraise the
applicant's teaching abilities. In addition, a cover letter should be
submitted through addressed to: Hiring Committee, Department
of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. The
email address can be used for further inquiries.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The
University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or
employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation or veteran status.


From: Ulisse Stefanelli <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 06:51:12 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Math/Biomechnics, Pavia, Italy

Applications are invited for 3 European Research Council-funded postdoctoral
research positions starting

December 1, 2008, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidates will work with Dr. Ulisse Stefanelli at the
Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies (IMATI)
of the CNR. The research will form part of the 5-years ERC-funded program

BioSMA: Mathematics for Shape Memory Technologies in Biomechanics.

This project is aimed at the mathematical description of the behavior
of special materials, especially shape memory alloys. The focus will be
broadly interdisciplinary and include modeling, analytic, numerical, and
computational issues.

Additional information and details on the appointments can be found at:


From: JCM <>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 18:16:48 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, No. 4, 26 (2008)

Journal of Computational Mathematics (JCM)
Volume 26, Number 4, July 2008

Danping Yang,Yanzhen Chang and Wenbin Liu
A Priori Error Estimate and Superconvergence Analysis for an Optimal
Control Problem of Bilinear Type.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 471-487.

Alexandre Ern and Annette F. Stephansen
A Posteriori Energy-Norm Error Estimates for Advection-Diffusion Equations
Approximated by Weighted Interior Penalty Methods.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 488-510.

Benyu Guo and Keji Zhang
On Non-isotropic Jacobi Pseudospectral Method.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 511-535.

J.A. Ferreira and P.M. da Silva
Energy Estimates for Delay Diffusion-Reaction Equations.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 536-553.

Shuo Zhang and Ming Wang
A Posteriori Estimator of Nonconforming Finite Element Method for Fourth
Order Elliptic Perturbation Problems.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 554-577.

Chunxia Jia and Detong Zhu
An Affine Scaling Interior Algorithm via Conjugate Gradient Path for
Solving Bound-Constrained Nonlinear Systems.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 578-597.

Qiumei Huang and Yidu Yang
A Note on Richardson Extrapolation of Galerkin Methods for Eigenvalue
Problems of Fredholm Integral Equations.
J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 598-612.

Wei Wu, Naimin Zhang, Zhengxue Li, Long Li and Yan Liu
Convergence of Gradient Method with Momentum for Back-Propagation Neural
Networks. J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 613-623.

Ali Yang and Liantang Wang
A Method for Solving the Inverse Scattering Problem for Shape and
Impedance. J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 624-632.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:10:00 -0400
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 23, Number 5 (October, 2008)
Special issue, Part I: the Joint EUROPT-OMS Conference on Optimization,
July 4-7, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic
Guest Editors: Regina Burachik, Joerg Fliege and Michal Kocvara

M.S. Apostolopoulou, D.G. Sotiropoulos and P. Pintelas
Solving the quadratic trust-region subproblem in a low-memory BFGS

A. Astorino, A. Fuduli and E. Gorgone
Nonsmoothness in classification problems

L.G. Casado, J.A. Martinez, I. Garcia and E.M.T. Hendrix
Branch-and-Bound interval global optimization on shared memory multiprocessors

Deren Han, Liqun Qi and Ed X. Wu
Extreme diffusion values for non-Gaussian diffusions

Eligius M.T. Hendrix and Niels J. Olieman
The smoothed Monte Carlo method in robustness optimisation

Milan Hladik
Computing the tolerances in multiobjective linear programming

Dorit S. Hochbaum and Erick Moreno-Centeno
Country credit-risk rating aggregation via the separation-deviation model

Hezhi Luo, Xiaoling Sun and Huixian Wu
Convergence properties of augmented Lagrangian methods for constrained
global optimization

Juana L. Redondo, Jose Fernandez, Inmaculada Garcia and Pilar M. Ortigosa
Parallel algorithms for continuous competitive location problems

N. Sukhorukova
A generalisation of the Remez algorithm to a class of linear spline
approximation problems with constraints on spline parameters

F.J. Toledo
Some results on Lipschitz properties of the optimal values in
semi-infinite programming

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

Discounted individual subscription:


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:27:30 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 37, Number 1, October 2008
Special Issue on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Material Science)

Tim Schulze, Vasilios Alexiades and Xiaobing Feng, pp.1-2.

Growth, Structure and Pattern Formation for Thin Films
Russel E. Caflisch, pp.3-17.

Iterative Solution of the Quasicontinuum Equilibrium
Equations with Continuation
Matthew Dobson and Mitchell Luskin, pp.19-41.

Numerical and Statistical Methods for the Coarse-Graining
of Many-Particle Stochastic Systems
Markos A. Katsoulakis, Petr Plechac and Luc Rey-Bellet,

Fast Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation of Strained Heteroepitaxy
in Three Dimensions
Chi-Hang Lam, M. T. Lung and Leonard M. Sander, pp.73-88.

Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of a Phase-field Approach
to Critical Nuclei Morphology in Solids
Lei Zhang, Long-Qing Chen and Qiang Du, pp.89-102.


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:07:47 -0500
Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, Vol 6, No. 3, 2008

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 6, No. 3, September 2008

Table of Contents

Full articles are online at

Regular Articles

* A. Chertock and A. Kurganov
A simple Eulerian finite-volume method for compressible fluids in
domains with moving boundaries

* J. Choi and K. Kim
The derivatives of Asian call option prices

* Q.H. Tran
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From: Lieven De Lathauwer <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:57:06 -0400
Subject: Contents, SIMAX Special Issue, Tensor Decompositions and Applications

SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp. vii-1279
Special Issue on Tensor Decompositions and Applications
Guest editors: Lieven De Lathauwer, Pierre Comon, and Nicola Mastronardi

Special Issue on Tensor Decompositions and Applications
Lieven De Lathauwer, Pierre Comon, and Nicola Mastronardi
p. vii

Tucker Dimensionality Reduction of Three-Dimensional Arrays in Linear Time
I.V. Oseledets, D.V. Savostianov, E.E. Tyrtyshnikov
pp. 939-956

Tensor-CUR Decompositions for Tensor-Based Data
Michael W. Mahoney, Mauro Maggioni, and Petros Drineas
pp. 957-987

Low-Rank Approximation of Generic $p \timesq \times2$ Arrays and Diverging
Components in the Candecomp/Parafac Model
Alwin Stegeman
pp. 988-1007

Fast Multilinear Singular Value Decomposition for Structured Tensors
Roland Badeau and Rémy Boyer
pp. 1008-1021

Decompositions of a Higher-Order Tensor in Block Terms—Part I: Lemmas for
Partitioned Matrices
Lieven De Lathauwer
pp. 1022-1032

Decompositions of a Higher-Order Tensor in Block Terms—Part II: Definitions
and Uniqueness
Lieven De Lathauwer
pp. 1033-1066

Decompositions of a Higher-Order Tensor in Block Terms—Part III: Alternating
Least Squares Algorithms
Lieven De Lathauwer and Dimitri Nion
pp. 1067-1083

Tensor Rank and the Ill-Posedness of the Best Low-Rank Approximation Problem
Vin de Silva and Lek-Heng Lim
pp. 1084-1127

Enhanced Line Search: A Novel Method to Accelerate PARAFAC
Myriam Rajih, Pierre Comon, and Richard A. Harshman
pp. 1128-1147

Sensitivity Analysis for the Problem of Matrix Joint Diagonalization
Bijan Afsari
pp. 1148-1171

Lower-Rank Tensor Approximation and Multiway Filtering
Damien Muti, Salah Bourennane, and Julien Marot
pp. 1172-1204

Newton Method for Joint Approximate Diagonalization of Positive Definite
Hermitian Matrices
Marcel Joho
pp. 1205-1218

A Jacobi-Type Method for Computing Orthogonal Tensor Decompositions
Carla D. Moravitz Martin and Charles F. Van Loan
pp. 1219-1232

Tensor-Product Approximation to Multidimensional Integral Operators and
Green's Functions
Wolfgang Hackbusch and Boris N. Khoromskij
pp. 1233-1253

Symmetric Tensors and Symmetric Tensor Rank
Pierre Comon, Gene Golub, Lek-Heng Lim, and Bernard Mourrain
pp. 1254-1279

End of NA Digest