NA Digest Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 49

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From: Jan S Hesthaven <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 03:55:56 -0500
Subject: David Gottlieb passed away

It fills me with sadness to have to inform you of the death of
David Gottlieb, Ford Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics,
on December 6, 2008.

David Gottlieb was born in Tel Aviv on the 14th of November in 1944, and
received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Tel Aviv University during
1967-1972. He worked at MIT, NASA Langley Research Center and then for
many years at Tel Aviv University. He came to the Division of Applied
Mathematics at Brown in 1985, with the task of developing what would
become a very successful program in numerical analysis and scientific
computation for partial differential equations.

Widely known for a very broad range of contributions distributed over 125
scientific articles and 2 books, he was best known for his fundamental
contributions to the development of high order and spectral methods
for the numerical solution of partial differential equations. He was
one of the founders of the International Conference on Spectral and
High-Order Methods (ICOSAHOM) which remains the premier international
conference in this area of research, drawing attendees from every
corner of the world.

Among many his honors were honorary degrees from the University of
Paris VI and the University of Uppsala, memberships in the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences,
and designation as the John von Neumann Lecturer by the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2008.

While his scientific influence and impact is undisputed, his ability to
touch the people around him with his kindness, his insightfulness, his
generosity, and his grace has left an eternal mark on all who were fortunate
enough to know him. His courage in fighting his illness will serve as an
inspiration to all of us when facing hardship in our lives.

To allow the very large community of friends and colleagues to share
thoughts, anecdotes, stories with his familiy and the community
we have set up a blog which we invite you to visit at

Please help to make this an appropriate tribute to the scientist and
human being that has meant so much to so many of us.


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 07:30:50 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Special Issue, J. Scientific Computing, in memory of David Gottlieb

For the momory of Professor David Gottlieb, who has made fundamental
contribution to many areas of numerical analysis and scientific
computing, including spectral methods, high order finite difference
methods, absorbing boundary conditions, and applications in CFD
and electro-magnetism, etc., we would like to organize a special
issue in Journal of Scientific Computing (
This issue will contain papers in the broad subject of scientific
computing, including papers in algorithm design, analysis, and
applications, emphasizing the areas that David has worked on and
has made fundamental contributions. The Journal of Scientific
Computing is a suitable venue for such a special issue, as David
Gottlieb has been heavily involved in the editorial work of this
journal since its start.

For planning purpose, please email before
January 15, 2009 if you plan to submit a paper to this special issue.
The deadline for submission will be June 1, 2009 and we expect to
publish it in 2010. All papers will undergo the normal refereeing
process, the same as that for regular JSC manuscripts. Manuscripts
should be submitted on line at the journal web site, clicking
"special issue in memory of David Gottlieb" for article category.

Sigal Gottlieb and Chi-Wang Shu
Editors for JSC special issue in memory of David Gottlieb


From: Martin van Gijzen <>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:50:46 -0500
Subject: IDR(s): MATLAB software for solving nonsymmetric linear systems

We are pleased to announce the availability of a MATLAB implemention of
IDR(s), a new Krylov subspace method for solving large nonsymmetric linear
systems. The MATLAB code, as well as more information about IDR(s) can be
found at:

With best regards,
Peter Sonneveld and Martin van Gijzen


From: TamsTerlaky <>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 06:40:51 -0500
Subject: SeDuMi web site has moved

To all SeDuMi users and friends:

Please note that SeDuMi moved to Lehigh University. The old WEB site at
McMaster is directing all users to the new WEB-site at Lehigh:

The SeDuMi team:
Imre Pólik (
Tamás Terlaky, George N. and Soteria Kledaras '87 Endowed Chair Professor.
Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Lehigh University, Harold S. Mohler Laboratory
200 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1582
Phone: (610) 758-4050
Fax: (610) 758-4886


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 11:06:50 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Call for Nominations - 2009 Information-Based Complexity Prize


This annual prize is for outstanding achievment in information-based
complexity. It consists of $3000 and a plaque and will be awarded
at a suitable location. Nominations may be sent to

The deadline for nominations is March 31,2009. The award can be based on work
done in a single year, in a number of years, or over a lifetime.


From: Hans De Sterck <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 19:42:33 -0500
Subject: New Master's Program, Computational Mathematics, U. Waterloo, Canada


The Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo announces a
new one-year Master's program in Computational Mathematics. The
program comprises courses in both the theory and applications of the
interdisciplinary field of Computational Mathematics, and culminates
in a one-term supervised research project. Core areas include
discrete computational mathematics, numerical methods, computational
statistics and machine learning, scientific computing, and
computational optimization.

With more than 200 faculty members, the Faculty of Mathematics of the
University of Waterloo contains one of the largest concentrations of
research in the mathematical and computer sciences in North America.
Waterloo is located in the heart of Southern Ontario, one hour west
of Toronto.

The program is targeted to students with a bachelor's degree in
mathematics, statistics, or computer science, or in another program
with a strong mathematical component, including economics,
engineering and any of the physical sciences.
Funding is available for up to 20 qualifying applicants.

More information about the Waterloo Computational Mathematics
Master's program is available online at .


From: Marc Daumas <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 01:25:19 -0500
Subject: Change of address for Marc Daumas

Dear colleagues and friends,

My email address will be discontinued by the end of
2008. This account was created in 1989. My new affiliation-independent email
address is Please notice the slight change in the
last letters of the domain name.

Best regards,

Marc Daumas


From: Sue Dollar <>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 09:20:54 -0500
Subject: Annual Meeting, UK & Republic of Ireland SIAM Section, Jan 2009

The Annual Meeting of the UK & Republic of Ireland SIAM Section will take
place at the University of Limerick on 9 January 2009.

Confirmed speakers:
* Andrew Fowler (Limerick)
* James Gleeson (Limerick)
* Dave Hewett (Oxford SIAM Student Chapter)
* Robin Knowles (TotalSim)
* Annick Sartenaer (Namur)
* Andy Wathen (Oxford)

The meeting will be free to all SIAM Members. A small fee of 10 Euros will be
charged to non-members to cover the cost of refreshments.

We will be arranging to go out for dinner in the evening. Please let me know
if you would like to come to this dinner when you register.

To register send an email to

Further details available at


From: Wolfgang Joppich <>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 06:14:47 -0500
Subject: Multigrid Course, U. Applied Science Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Mar 2009

Multigrid Course at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
-- Introduction to Standard Methods

The multigrid course which has been given previously at GMD and Fraunhofer
SCAI, respectively, will take place at the University of Applied Sciences
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg at Sankt Augustin close to Bonn

Monday, 16.03.2009 - Wednesday, 18.03.2009.

For more information contact or look at

Wolfgang Joppich


From: "Annette Anthony" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 19:07:37 -0700
Subject: 2009 Copper Mountain Conf. on Multigrid Methods, Colorado, Mar 2009

Thirteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods
March 22 - 27, 2009, Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

ORGANIZED BY: Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
CO-ORGANIZED BY: The University of Colorado and
The Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab
IN CO-OPERATION WITH: The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

General scalable multigrid, multilevel, multiscale and heirarchical techniques,
algebraic & structured; Parallel and cache-aware implementation of multigrid;
Coarsening and upscaling; MG as preconditioning; Applications; Systems of PDE's

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to
students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best research papers.

MULTIGRID TUTORIAL. Updated tutorials on basic multigrid and advanced
multilevel techniques, including algebraic multigrid (AMG), nonlinear problems,
variable mesh spacings, variable coefficient operators, and other common
complicating situations.

Student Papers January 5, 2009 Author Abstracts January 15, 2009
Early Registration February 22, 2009 Guaranteed Lodging February 18, 2009


Annette Anthony, Front Range Scientific Computations, (303) 554-1232 or (480) 332-2026


From: Etienne Emmrich <>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 14:22:03 -0500
Subject: Spring School on Evolution Equations, TU Berlin, Germany, Mar 2009

Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to the following spring school that
aims to bring together students and younger researchers in the fields of
analysis, numerical analysis and stochastic analysis of partial
differential equations.

Spring School
Analytical and Numerical Aspects of Evolution Equations
March 30 - April 3, 2009 at TU Berlin

Organised by: Etienne Emmrich and Petra Wittbold

* Eduard Feireisl (Prague)
Singular limits in thermodynamics of viscous fluids
* Stig Larsson (Göteborg)
Numerical solution of stochastic partial differential equations driven by
* Mechthild Thalhammer (Innsbruck)
Time-splitting spectral methods for nonlinear Schrödinger equations
* Julien Vovelle (Lyon)
Stochastic perturbation of scalar conservation laws  

Participants may present their results in short communications or in a
poster session.

Further information as well as a poster can be found at


From: "Dr. Ruppa Thulasiram" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 19:45:31 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Call for Papers, Grid & Pervasive Comp., Geneva, Switzerland, May 2009

4th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing - GPC 2009
May 4-8, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

The deadline for papers submission has been extended to 10th January 2009.
However, abstracts must be submitted before 10th December 2008. See details
in this URL:

Please take note that the review process will start before the deadline

The invited speakers are now confirmed. See this URL for details:

GPC'09 wants also to be a platform to practically demonstrate the application
of Grid concepts. For that purpose, a "Grid Village" will be organized during
the conference. It will provide the technical environment to show the current
status of academic and industrial projects in Grid Computing. For details, see
this URL:

For academic projects, booths are free of charge.

Please feel free to forward this mail to the appropriate contact,
and/or submit a paper. GPC 2009 look forwards to your participation.

Nabil Abdennadher
Conference Chair of GPC'09


From: Franz Franchetti <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 12:27:09 -0500
Subject: Call for papers, Intl. Conf. on Supercomputing (ICS) '09, New York, Jun 2009

23rd International Conference on Supercomputing, June 9-11, 2009
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Metro New York City Area, USA
Sponsored by ACM/SIGARCH

ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of
research results in high-performance computing systems. Next year the
conference will be held at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in
Yorktown Heights, NY.

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

Papers should not exceed 6,000 words, and should be submitted
electronically, in PDF format using the ICS'09 submission web
site. Submissions should be blind. The review process will include a
rebuttal period. Please refer to the ICS09 web site for detailed

Workshop and tutorial proposals are also be solicited and due by
January 15, 2009. For further information and future updates, refer
to the ICS'09 web site at or contact the
General or Program Chairs.

Important Dates
Abstract submission: January 12, 2009
Paper submission: January 19, 2009
Author notification: March 23, 2009
Final papers: April 24, 2009


From: "icainwireless 2009" <>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 03:57:22 +1000
Subject: Call for Papers, ICA-IN-WIRELESS 2009, Brisbane, Australia, Jul 2009

"Intelligence, Context-awareness and Autonomy IN WIRELESS Networks"

Dates: 7-10 July 2009
Venue: Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

- In conjunction with: UIC 2009, 6th Intl Conf on "Ubiquitous & Intelligent Computing"
- Co-located with: ATC 2009, 6th Intl Conf on "Autonomic & Trusted Computing"

* Papers due: 15 February 2009
* Notification of acceptance: 25 March 2009
* Camera-ready papers due: 10 April 2009

ICA IN WIRELESS 2009 seeks papers describing significant research
contributions to the field of Intelligence, Context-awareness and Autonomy
in Wireless networks, the systems and algorithm design, implementation,
operations, analysis, measurement, performance, and simulation. The Workshop
will have a special focus on wireless mesh and ad hoc networks.

Topics of interest (but not limited to): Adaptive transport protocols for
Wireless Networks; Mobility management; Intelligent routing for Wireless
Networks (Mesh, MANET etc.); Support for Quality of Service (QoS) in Wireless
Networks; Dynamic Gateway Selection in Wireless Networks; Supporting Multiple
Radio-interfaces; Context-awareness in Wireless Networks; Self-organization
and self-configuration in Wireless Networks; Gateway Load Balancing;
Cross-layer optimization


From: Christophe Prieur <>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 22:13:57 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers, Control of Dist. Parameter Sys., Toulouse, France, Jul 2009

The IFAC Workshop on Control of Distributed Parameter Systems (CDPS09)
will be held in Toulouse, France on July 20-24, 2009. The call for papers
may be downloaded at

The important dates are
Submission of abstracts: 2 March, 2009
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 April, 2009
Final abstract due: 29 May, 2009
Deadline for early registration: 15 May, 2009

For further informations on the conference please visit

A first list of confirmed participants is


From: Helmut Podhaisky <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 08:46:26 -0500
Subject: NUMDIFF 12 Seminar, Matin-Luther University, Germany, Sep 2009

The Institute of Mathematics of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
and CWI, the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, organize
the 12th Seminar "NUMDIFF" on Numerical Solution of Differential and
Differential-Algebraic Equations.

Organizers: M. Arnold, R. Weiner, B.P. Sommeijer, J.G. Verwer
Date: 14 - 18 September 2009
Location: Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Topics: The conference is devoted to all numerical aspects of differential
equations and differential-algebraic equations.

Plenary Lectures:
U.M. Ascher (Vancouver), W.-J. Beyn (Bielefeld), H.-G. Bock (Heidelberg),
H. de Sterck (Waterloo), A. Gerisch (Halle), N. Guglielmi (L'Aquila),
M. Hochbruck (Düsseldorf), A. Iserles (Cambridge), Z. Jackiewicz (Tempe),
B. Leimkuhler (Edinburgh), C.W. Oosterlee (Delft), J.M. Sanz-Serna
(Valladolid), B. Simeon (Muenchen), J.G. Verwer (Amsterdam)

Contributed Papers: Participants are invited to present a 20 minute research
talk. Proceedings of NUMDIFF-12 will be published as a special issue of the
IMACS Journal Applied Numerical Mathematics (APNUM).


NUMDIFF-12, c/o Helmut Podhaisky
Institute of Mathematics
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
06099 Halle (Saale), Germany


From: "Mladen Rogina" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 16:57:33 +0100
Subject: ApplMath09 Conference, Zadar, Croatia, Sep 2009

Sixth Conference on Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing
September 14 - 18, 2009, Zadar, Croatia

Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Zagreb, Croatia, is organizing the
conference on Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing, to be held in
Zadar, 4 - 18, 2009. All relevant information, including registration forms,
hotel accommodation, styles etc. can be found on the above web site.
The aim of the Conference is the exchange of ideas, methods and problems
between various disciplines of applied mathematics. Non mathematicians using
mathematics as a tool are also encouraged to take part in the Conference.
The first five conferences had a strong international flavor.

Invited speakers: Didier Bresch, University of Savoie, France; Tom Lyche,
University of Oslo, Norway; Carla Manni, Dipartimento di Matematica,
Università di Roma, Italy; John Miller, Trinity, Dublin, Ireland;
Patrizio Neff, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Topics of the Conference: Splines and wavelets with applications to CAGD,
CAD/CAM, computer graphics and differential equations (main topic);
Mathematical methods in continuum mechanics; Ordinary and partial differential
equations, integral equations, singular; perturbation problems; Mathematics
of Finance; Numerical Mathematics in general; Optimization; Scientific
Computing; Engineering

Registration: May 1, 2009
Abstract submission: June 1, 2009
Beginning of the conference: September 14, 2009
Manuscript submission: October 31, 2009

Mladen Rogina
Dept. of Mathematics, University of Zagreb
10000 Zagreb
Bijenicka 30, Croatia


From: Moritz Diehl <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 12:24:20 -0500
Subject: 14th BFG Conference on Optimization Leuven, Belgium, Sep 2009

14th Belgian-French-German Conference on Optimization (BFG09)
September 14-18, 2009, Leuven, Belgium
Special Topic: Optimization in Engineering

This international conference is the 14th of the series of French-German
meetings which started in Oberwolfach in 1980. This time, it is organized
jointly with Belgian optimizers, and takes place in Belgiums oldest university
town, Leuven, in the heart of Europe, close to Brussels. The conference will
consist of 12 invited plenary talks, parallel contributed sessions,
mini-symposia, and a poster session. It will address all aspects of
optimization and its applications. Prizes for the best non-plenary talk and
best poster will be awarded.

- talk abstract submission april 15th, 2009
- early registration fee june 1st, 2009
- BFG09 conference september 14-18, 2009


The conference is organized by OPTEC, the "Optimization in Engineering Center"
of Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, in co-operation with CORE, the Center
for Operations Research and Econometrics of the Universite Catholique de
Louvain (UCL).

More info: see or email to


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:12:43 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers, SIAM Conf. on Math. for Industry, San Francisco, Oct 2009

SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers (MI09)

The 2009 SIAM/ACM Joint Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling
will precede this meeting at the same location from October 5-8, 2009.

Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, California
Dates: October 9-11, 2009

Plenary Speakers (partial list):
Robert Almgren, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
David R. Ferguson, Access Analytics
Kenneth Fordyce, IBM Systems and Technology Group


March 5, 2009: Minisymposium proposals
April 2, 2009: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

See for additional

September 7, 2009

September 7, 2009


From: Margreet Nool <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:01:13 +0100
Subject: Woudschoten NA Conference, Zeist, The Netherlands, Oct 2009

The Thirty-fourth Woudschoten conference of the Dutch & Flemish
Numerical Analysis Communities will be held on 7 - 9 October 2009,
at the Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist, The Netherlands.

Themes of the conference will be:

1. Latest developments in iterative solution methods
Invited speakers:
* Marliss Hochbruck, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
* David Silvester, University of Manchester
* Valeria Simoncini, Università di Bologna
2. Numerics and stochastics in applications
Invited speakers:
* Desmond Higham, University of Strathclyde
* Howard Elman, University of Maryland at College Park
* Rupert Klein, FU Berlin

Extra: After dinner speaker on day 1: Peter Sonneveld (TU Delft)

A full announcement will be available on the conference web page

in the Spring of 2009.

Organising committee 2009: Kees Oosterlee (chair), Wil Schilders,
Jan Verwer, Margreet Nool (secretary)


From: Charles Elliott <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 12:51:41 +0000
Subject: Faculty Positions, Math/Applied Math, U. Warwick, UK

There are several openings in Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics
at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick:- 3 Assistant
Professorships (permanent) and 2 three year fixed position Assistant
Professorships ( a. k. a. Warwick Zeeman Lectureships).
Applications are invited in all areas of Applied and Pure Mathematics.

Informal enquiries from potential applicants in numerical analysis,
computational applied mathematics, mathematical analysis, modelling
and PDEs with applications in the physical and life sciences may be
addressed to Charlie Elliott ( or Andrew Stuart

Charlie Elliott
Mathematics Institute
Zeeman Building
University of Warwick


From: LIliana Rivera <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:41:01 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions, CS/Appl. Math, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Faculty Openings in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is being
established in Saudi Arabia as an international graduate-level research
university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement that
will benefit the region and the world. As an independent and merit-based
institution and one of the best endowed universities in the world, KAUST
intends to become a major new contributor to the global network of
collaborative research. It will enable researchers from around the globe to
work together to solve challenging scientific and technological problems. The
admission of students, the appointment, promotion and retention of faculty and
staff, and all the educational, administrative and other activities of the
University shall be conducted on the basis of equality, without regard to
race, color, religion or gender.
KAUST is located on the Red Sea at Thuwal (80km north of Jeddah). Opening in
September 2009, KAUST welcomes exceptional researchers, faculty and students
from around the world. To be competitive, KAUST will offer very attractive
base salaries and a wide range of benefits. Further information about KAUST
can be found at
KAUST invites applications for faculty position at all ranks (Assistant,
Associate, Full) in Applied Mathematics (with domain applications in the
modeling of biological, physical, engineering, and financial systems) and
Computer Science, including areas such as Computational Mathematics,
High-Performance Scientific Computing, Operations Research, Optimization,
Probability, Statistics, Computer Systems, Software Engineering, Algorithms
and Computing Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Graphics, Databases,
Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision and Perception, Robotics, and
Bio-Informatics (this list is not exhaustive). KAUST is also interested in
applicants doing research at the interface of Computer Science and Applied
Mathematics with other science and engineering disciplines. High priority will
be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work rather
than the candidate’s sub-area of specialization within Applied Mathematics and
Computer Science.
An earned Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational
Mathematics, Computational Science and Engineering, Operations Research,
Statistics, or a related field, evidence of the ability to pursue a program of
research, and a strong commitment to graduate teaching are required. A
successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate level
and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Master’s and Ph.D. research.
Applications should include a curriculum vita, brief statements of research
and teaching interests, and the names of at least 3 references for an
Assistant Professor position, 6 references for an Associate Professor
position, and 9 references for a Full Professor position. Candidates are
requested to ask references to send their letters directly to the search
committee. Applications and letters should be sent via electronic mail to The review of applications will begin
immediately, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications as
soon as possible; however, applications will continue to be accepted until
December 2009, or all 10 available positions have been filled.
In 2008 and 2009, as part of an Academic Excellence Alliance agreement between
KAUST and Stanford University, the KAUST faculty search committee consisting
of professors from the Computer Science Department and the Institute of
Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University, will
evaluate applicants for the faculty positions at KAUST. However, KAUST will be
responsible for all hiring decisions, appointment offers, recruiting, and
explanations of employment benefits. The recruited faculty will be employed by
KAUST, not by Stanford. Faculty members in Applied Mathematics and Computer
Science recruited by KAUST before September 2009 will be hosted at Stanford
University as Visiting Fellows until KAUST opens in September 2009.


From: "Morgan, Ronald" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 12:21:34 -0600
Subject: Tenure-track positions (2), postdoc, Math/Appl. Math, Baylor U.

The Department of Mathematics at Baylor University has two tenure track
positions and a post-doc position starting fall of 2009. All areas will
be considered, however one tenure-track position is planned for pure
math and the other for applied math including differential equations and
numerical analysis. To learn more about the Baylor Math Department,
please visit the web site Each applicant is
asked to provide a current curriculum vita, a research statement, a
teaching statement, and at least three letters of reference through via the URL
<> . The review process has begun. Baylor
is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention
of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons
with disabilities to apply.


From: Wilhelm Plesken <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 04:53:29 -0500
Subject: Full Professor (W2), Numerical Analysis, RWTH Aachen, Germany

RWTH Aachen University

Full Professor (W2)
in Numerical Analysis

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of
numerical analysis in the broad sense. The starting date is March 1st 2010.
Recognized expertise in one or more of the following areas is particularly
welcome: numerical methods for pdes including pdes with stochastic
uncertainties, computational harmonic analysis, mathematical foundation of
machine learning, computer aided geometric design (CAGD). Teaching includes
undergraduate courses in mathematics for civil engineers and computer
science students as well as basic and advanced lectures in numerical analysis
for mathematics students. Interdisciplinary cooperation, e. g. in the context
of computational engineering, is welcome.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral
lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an
assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or
an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and
commitment to teaching are essential. German is not necessary to begin but
will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to: An den Dekan
der Fakultät für Mathematik -Informatik - Naturwissenschaften der RWTH
Aachen, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Simon, Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen. The deadline
for applications is March 31st 2009.


Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 16:49:34 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Tenure-track position, Computational Statistics, Marquette U.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at
Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI USA invites applications for a
tenure-track, or tenured, assistant, associate, or full professor in
computational statistics starting August 2009. Qualifications include:
doctorate in statistics or related field, evidence of research, commitment
to seeking research funding, and commitment to teaching. The Department
places emphasis on basic, applied and collaborative research, teaching,
and interdisciplinary programs. Our faculty maintain close ties with the
Medical College of Wisconsin, the Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee
area hospitals, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and other regional
institutions and industrial partners as well as Marquette science and
engineering departments. Review begins January 5, 2008 and will continue
until the position is filled. For full details, visit


From: Travis Austin <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:56:35 -0500
Subject: Computational scientist postition, Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, CO

Applications are invited for a computational scientist, with flexibility to
work on a wide range of projects, within the fusion science group at Tech-X
Corporation located in Boulder, CO. The fusion science group carries out
computational research in fusion modeling and electromagnetic structures. This
includes developing algorithms, validation studies, and optimization, with
massively parallel computations resulting in large amounts of data for
analysis. The successful applicant will have an advanced degree in either
Physics, Applied Mathematics, or Computational Science and Engineering.
Applications are only accepted via the web at

Visit to learn more about Tech-X Corporation.


From: "Davatzikos, Christos" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 16:17:19 -0500
Subject: Postdoc position, medical image analysis, U. Penn

A postdoctoral position is available at the Section of Biomedical Image
Analysis (SBIA), of the Department of Radiology, University of
Pennsylvania ( The successful candidate
must have background in Applied Math, Electrical or Biomedical
Engineering, or Computer Science. Several project opportunities exist,
involving work on deformable registration, segmentation, and pattern
classification. SBIA has been a dynamically growing medical image
analysis group, including 25 researchers and many collaborators from
diverse fields and offers diverse opportunities to researchers with
interests in applying math and engineering knowledge and models to the
rapidly growing biomedical imaging field. Please e-mail or mail CV's to

Christos Davatzikos
Director, Section of Biomedical Image Analysis
Professor, Radiology
Joint affiliations: Electrical and Systems Engineering, and
3600 Market street, Suite 380
Philadelphia, PA 19104


From: andrew stuart <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:03:54 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Postdoc positions (2), Bayesian Inverse Problems, Warwick U., UK

2 Postdoctoral Positions in Bayesian Inverse Problems in Differential
Equations are available from October 1st 2009, to work with Andrew
Stuart (Warwick University). See:

Andrew Stuart
Mathematics Institute Office: +UK (0)24-7652-2685
University of Warwick Department: +UK (0)24-7652-4661
Coventry CV4 7AL Fax: +UK (0)24-7652-4182


From: andrew stuart <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:06:03 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Postdoc Position, Nonlinear Filtering in High Dimensions, Warwick U., UK

Postdoctoral Position in Nonlinear Filtering in High Dimensions
is available from October 1st 2009, to work with CKRT Jones and
AM Stuart (Warwick University) and TJ Lyons and J Norbury (Oxford).

Andrew Stuart
Mathematics Institute Office: +UK (0)24-7652-2685
University of Warwick Department: +UK (0)24-7652-4661
Coventry CV4 7AL Fax: +UK (0)24-7652-4182


From: Otmar Scherzer <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 02:27:19 -0500
Subject: Postdoc/Doctorate Position, Imaging Group, RICAM, Austria

At the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
(RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz, Austria

The "Imaging Group" is searching a Postdoc/Doctorate Candidate with a strong
interest in tomographic imaging (in particular thermoacoustic imaging). The
research is funded by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) in the framework of a
national research network on Photo- and Thermoacoustic Imaging.

A master in mathematics or a closely related field is required. The working
language is English. The initial contract is for one year with possible
renewal up to three years.
For more information contact O. Scherzer at: .

RICAM is a research institute which went into operation on January 1, 2003,
and is building up to a total of around 40 PostDoc positions in six areas:
Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems, Inverse Problems,
Optimization and Optimal Control, Symbolic Computing, Analysis of Partial
Differential Equations, Mathematical Finance and Imaging.

The institute is housed on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University in
Linz, a town of about 240.000 on the Danube, very close to the Austrian Alps,
and half-way between Vienna and Salzburg. Further information is available

The salary is according to the FWF Personalkostensaetze DoktorandIn Neu:

Applications with personal and scientific data, copies of relevant documents
and a statement about scientific interests and achievements should be sent,
preferably by email, to

Postal address:
Prof. Dr. Otmar Scherzer
Department of Computer Science,
University of Innsbruck,
Techniker Str. 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.


From: Oliver Roehrle <>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 11:24:22 -0500
Subject: PhD/Postdoc position, Comp. Biomechanics, U. Stuttgart, Germany

Opening for a PhD/Post-Doc position in Skeletal Muscle Modeling with
Applications to Lumbar Spine Mechanics

The PhD student/Post-Doc is supposed to work on a project focusing on
developing novel computational techniques to model skeletal muscles mechanics.
The goal is to overcome the computational challenge of realistically modeling
lumbar spine muscle mechanics while taking into account the influence of a
large number of muscles involved in complex upper body movements.
The skeletal muscles are modeled using the Finite Element method in three
dimensions and principles of nonlinear continuum mechanics. For this purpose,
a good background in computational continuum mechanics, the Finite Element
Method, and some programming skills are desirable.

The PhD position is within the designated salary bracket TV-L 13 and has a
limited tenure of three years with a possible extension. The PhD student will
be part of the Graduate School Simulation Technology of the Cluster of
Excellence EXC 310 Simulation Technology (SimTech) at Universitaet Stuttgart

Applications with the usual documents (CV, degree certificates, references,
publication list, letter of motivation) should be sent directly to Jun.-Prof.
Oliver Roehrle (roehrle (_AT), Institute of Applied
Mechanics (CE), Pfaffenwaldring 7, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled.


From: Zoe Crossman <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 03:40:28 -0500
Subject: Open online access, Inverse Problems Conference Proceedings

Journal of Physics: Conference Series is pleased to announce the publication
of two inverse problems conference proceedings (both available for free

First International Congress of the International Association of Inverse
Problems (IPIA): Applied Inverse Problems 2007: Theoretical and Computational

To read the papers in the IPIA proceedings for free, visit this link:

6th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering: Theory and
Practice (6ICIPE)

To read the papers in the ICIPE proceedings for free, visit this link:

I hope that you will find both proceedings stimulating and useful.

Graham Douglas
Journal of Physics: Conference Series


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:37:00 +0200
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 13, Number 4, 2008

A free on-line edition is available at:


Theoretical Analysis of Radiative Effects on Transient Free Convection
Heat Transfer past a Hot Vertical Surface in Porous Media, pp. 419-432,
S.K. Ghosh, O. Anwar Beg.

Front Dynamics with Delays in a Spatially Extended Bistable System:
Computer Simulation, pp. 433-438, V. Jasaitis, F. Ivanauskas, R. Bakanas.

Hopf Bifurcation Analysis in a Delayed Kaldor-Kalecki Model of
Business Cycle, pp. 439-449, A. Kaddar, H. Talibi Alaoui.

Effects of Suction and Blowing on Flow Separation in a Symmetric
Sudden Expanded Channel, pp. 451-465, G.C. Layek, C. Midya, S. Mukhopadhyay.

Investigation of Negative Critical Points of the Characteristic
Function for Problems with Nonlocal Boundary Conditions, pp. 467-490,
S. Peciulyte, O. Stikoniene, A. Stikonas.

Modeling of Infantry Attacks on Real Terrain, pp. 491-501,
A. Pincevicius, R. Bauðys, S. Bekesiene, V. Kleiza.

Divisibility Properties of Recurrent Sequences, pp. 503-511, T. Plankis.

Effects of Temperature Dependent Thermal Conductivity on Magnetohydrodynamic
(MHD) Free Convection Flow along a Vertical Flat Plate with Heat Conduction,
pp. 513-524, M.M. Rahman, A.A. Mamun, M.A. Azim, M.A. Alim.

A One-Sex Population Dynamics Model with Discrete Set of Offsprings
and Child Care, pp. 525-552, V. Skakauskas.

For a paper submission, please refer to

Dr. Romas Baronas, Journal Secretary,
Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control


From: Zoe Sternberg <>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 11:41:37 -0500
Subject: Contents, Int J. Comp. Math., Section B: Computational Methods

Volume 86, issue 1

Global dynamics of a two-strain avian influenza model by AB Gumel

A high-order ADI method for parabolic problems with variable coefficients by
Samir Karaa

Numerical solution of hybrid fuzzy differential equations by predictor-
corrector method by P Prakash and V Kalaiselvi

Block LU factorization of Hankel and Bezout matrices and Euclidean algorithm
by Gema M Diaz-Toca and Nadia Ben Atti

Numerical solution of fuzzy linear system by B Asady and P Mansouri

Discretion methods with analytical solutions for a convection-reaction
equation with higher-order discretizations by Jurgen Geiser

Computation of a multi-objective production planning model with
probabilistic constraints by NP Sahoo and MP Biswal


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:49:33 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 59, Iss. 2, 2009

Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 59, Iss. 2, 2009

1. Editorial Board Page IFC

2. Global convergence of a tri-dimensional filter SQP algorithm
based on the line search method Pages 235-250 Chungen Shen, Wenjuan
Xue, Dingguo Pu

3. Improved SPH methods for simulating free surface flows of viscous
fluids Pages 251-271 Jiannong Fang, Aurele Parriaux, Martin
Rentschler, Christophe Ancey

4. Using adaptive proper orthogonal decomposition to solve the
reaction-diffusion equation Pages 272-279 Michael A. Singer, William
H. Green

5. Construction of Lanczos type filters for the Fourier series
approximation Pages 280-300 Beong In Yun, Kyung Soo Rim

6. Numerical solutions of Euler-Poisson systems for potential flows
Pages 301-315 Claire Chainais-Hillairet, Yue-Jue Peng, Ingrid Violet

7. Preconditioning on high-order element methods using
Chebyshev-Gauss-Lobatto nodes Pages 316-333 Seonhee Kim, Sang Dong Kim

8. Adjoint pseudospectral least-squares methods for an elliptic
boundary value problem Pages 334-348 Sang Dong Kim, Byeong-Chun Shin

9. Finite difference approximations for some interface problems with
variable coefficients Pages 349-372 Boko S. Jovanovi, Lubin G. Vulkov

10. Optimal implicit strong stability preserving Runge-Kutta methods
Pages 373-392 David I. Ketcheson, Colin B. Macdonald, Sigal Gottlieb

11. Local reconstruction of a function from a non-uniform sampled
data Pages 393-403 R. Radha, S. Sivananthan


From: "Michael Jeremy Todd" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:12:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Vol. 8, Nos. 5 & 6

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Volume 8, Number 5, October 2008

"Primal Central Paths and Riemannian Distances for Convex Sets"
Y. Nesterov and A. Nemirovski, pp. 533-560

"Online Gradient Descent Learning Algorithms"
Yiming Ying and Massimiliano Pontil, pp. 561-596

"Modular Counting of Rational Points over Finite Fields"
Daqing Wan, pp. 597-605

"Semidefinite Characterization and Computation of Zero-Dimensional Real
Radical Ideals", Jean Bernard Lasserre, Monique Laurent and Philipp Rostalski
pp. 607-647

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Volume 8, Number 6, December 2008

"The Polynomial Method for Random Matrices"
N. Raj Rao and Alan Edelman, pp. 649-702

"Coefficient Quantization in Banach Spaces"
S. J. Dilworth, E. Odell, T. Schlumprecht and A. Zs??k, pp. 703-736

"Random Sampling of Sparse Trigonometric Polynomials,
II. Orthogonal Matching Pursuit versus Basis Pursuit"
Stefan Kunis and Holger Rauhut, pp. 737-763

Book Review: S. Basu, R. Pollack, and M.-F. Roy's
"Algorithms in Real Algebraic Geometry", J. Maurice Rojas, pp. 765-771


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 13:15:35 +0100
Subject: Contents, BIT 48:4

BIT Numerical Mathematics: Volume 48 No. 4 December 2008

ÅKE BJÖRCK / Editorial 645

AXEL RUHE / Introduction to the Contents of Issue 48:4 649

JOHNATHAN M. BARDSLEY / Stopping rules for a nonnegatively constrained
iterative method for ill-posed Poisson imaging problems 651

spline spaces with generalized tension properties 665

ÇETIN DISIBÜYÜK, HALIL ORUÇ / Tensor product q-Bernstein polynomials 689

The chebop system for automatic solution of differential equations 701

N.S. HOANG, A.G. RAMM / An iterative scheme for solving nonlinear
equations with monotone operators 725

M. KHANAMIRYAN / Quadrature methods for highly oscillatory linear and
nonlinear systems of ordinary differential equations: Part I 743

L. LUKSAN, C. MATONOHA, and J. VLCEK / On Lagrange multipliers of
trustregion subproblems 763

J. MATEJAS, V. HARI / Relative eigenvalue and singular value
perturbations of scaled diagonally dominant matrices 769

M. SCHNURR, D. RATZ / Slope enclosures for functions given by two or
more branches 783

Z.WANG / Components identification based method for box constrained
variational inequality problems with almost linear functions 799

Axel Ruhe
Home: Sickla Kanalgata 107, SE-120 68 Stockholm Phone: +46 702 814 557
Office: CSC NADA, KTH, SE-100 44 Stockholm Phone: +46 8 790 6635


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 20:35:19 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis Vol.13 No.4


The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis and
Differential Equations ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online,
Electronical edition:

Raimondas {\v C}iegis (Editor) Volume 13, Number 4, 2008 (pp. 461-586 )


S. Asmuss and N. Budkina. Splines in Convex Sets under Constraints
of Two-Sided Inequality Type in a Hyperplane. pp. 461-470

Raim. Ciegis, Rem. Ciegis, M. Meilunas, G. Jankeviciute and V.Starikovicius.
Parallel Numerical Algorithms for Optimization of Electrical Cables.
pp. 471-482

N. Cordero, K. Cronin, G. Shishkin, L. Shishkina and M. Stynes.
Finite Difference Scheme for a Singularly Perturbed Parabolic Equations in
the Presence of Initial and Boundary Layers. pp. 483-492

B. Das, N.K. Mahapatra and M. Maiti. Initial-Valued First-Order Fuzzy
Differential Equation in Bi-Level Inventory Model with Fuzzy Demand.
pp. 493-512

S. Mukhopadhyay. Natural Convection Flow on a Sphere Through Porous Medium in
Presence of Heat Source/Sink Near a Stagnation Point. pp. 513-520

D. Nabongo and T.K. Boni. Numerical Quenching for a Semilinear Parabolic
Equation. pp. 521-538

F. Nyabadza. On the Complexities of Modeling HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.
pp. 539-552

R. Paulavicius and J. Zilinskas. Improved Lipschitz Bounds with the First Norm
for Function Values over Multidimensional Simplex. pp. 553-563

A.M. Siddiqui, S. Irum and A.R. Ansari. Unsteady Squeezing Flow of a Viscous
MHD Fluid Between Parallel Plates, a Solution Using the Homotopy Perturbation
Method. pp. 565-576

B.C. Tripathy and S. Borgohain. Difference Sequence Space
$m(M,\phi,\Delta^n_m,p)^F$ of Fuzzy Real Numbers. pp. 577-586

Raimondas Ciegis Dep. of Mathematical Modelling
Prof. of Mathematics Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
phone: (+370)(5) 274 48 28 Sauletekio av. 11
fax: (+370)(5) 274 48 44 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania

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