NA Digest Sunday, December 14, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 50

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From: Walter Murray <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:40:26 -0500
Subject: Gene Golub Fellowship Fund

*Gene Golub Fellowship Fund*

It is now a year since Gene died. Many people have expressed the wish that a
perpetual memorial be established in his name. Gene spent some 40 years at
Stanford and during the whole of that time was a strong advocate for students.
iCME, which is the child of the SCCM graduate program that Gene created at
Stanford, has established a student fellowship fund. If we reach a minimum of
$500,000, Stanford will match what is raised. This will then be sufficient to
support a perpetual fellowship in Gene's name for at least one student.

If he knew of some worthy cause, Gene never needed to be asked to contribute.
When told of a worthy cause, he never needed reminding. We hope his friends
will respond as Gene did for so many of us during his life. To date we have
been promised or received in excess of $300,000, largely due to three generous
gifts. One is a personal gift from Cleve Moler, which has been matched by a
gift from The Mathworks. The third is a gift from Svante Littmarck of Comsol.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution can do so directly by visiting the web

or by sending an email to either of us declaring your intent. We shall add a
link to the page that will monitor progress of the drive and list those who
have contributed or are planning to do so.

We have also created a site with some Gene memorabilia. One item is a video of
Gene's last class at Stanford, and another is an interview that is fascinating
to hear:

Thanks for your support,
Cleve Moler and Walter Murray


From: andrew stuart <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 08:02:51 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 14th Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis - Call for Papers

Warwick, 29th June 2009


The Fourteenth Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on Monday, June
29th 2009, at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick.

Entries for the Fourteenth Leslie Fox Prize competition should now be
submitted. Any person who is less than 31 years old on January 1st, 2009
and has not already won a first prize is eligible. Each entry should
consist of a paper, describing some of the candidate's research, that is
suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a numerical analysis meeting. Whether
or not the work has been published or accepted for publication is
irrelevant, but no person may submit more than one paper. Candidates
from previous competitions are encouraged to enter.

Details may be found at:

Andrew Stuart
Chair, Fox Prize Committee


From: Ulrich Ruede <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:12:30 -0500
Subject: Call for submissions: Student paper prize in CS&E - deadline extended

Deadlne extended to Dec 31, 2008.

The 2nd BGCE Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the 2009 SIAM CS&E
Conference, March 2-6, in Miami, Florida for outstanding student work
in the field of Computational Science and Engineering.

The prize is sponsored by the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational
Engineering (BGCE,, a consortium offering an
honors track to the best students of three international Master's
programs in Computational Engineering at Technische Universitaet
Muenchen (TUM) and Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU).

The prize winner will be invited to spend one week (air fare and lodging
expenses covered) in Bavaria, visiting FAU and TUM and getting in
contact with BGCE's educational and research program, one of the most
advanced ones in Europe.

Eligible for the prize will be undergraduate and graduate students
prior to receiving their PhD (at date of submission). Candidates are
required to summarize their work in a short paper of at most 4 pages.
The prize finalists will be asked to present their work at SIAM CSE
2009 with a talk to be given in a special "CSE Student Prize
Minisymposium". The papers and talks will be evaluated by an
international prize committee. Excluded from the competition are only
students from our own universities, FAU and TUM. SIAM has a fund
available to help with studentsí costs in attending meetings. Details
are at SIAMís web site:

Submissions should be sent in pdf format by e-mail to or

We ask you to encourage suitable candidates in your group or department to
submit a paper and to support their participation in SIAM CSE
2009. Additional links:

SIAM CS&E 2009:
SIAM News Article on BGCE Prize 2007:

Ulrich Ruede and Hans-Joachim Bungartz


From: "William E. Schiesser" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:17:01 -0500
Subject: PDE survey

A survey of the major classes of partial differential equations (PDEs),
with illustrative examples, is now available from


From: PerLtstedt <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:20:59 +0100
Subject: ENUMATH, Sweden, June 2009

Second call for papers

ENUMATH 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, June 29-July 3, 2009

The eighth European Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Advanced
Applications, ENUMATH 2009, will be organized by the Division of
Scientific Computing at the Department of Information Technology of
Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, between June 29 and July 3, 2009.

Recent results and new trends in the analysis of numerical methods as
well as their application to challenging scientific and industrial
problems will be discussed. Apart from theoretical aspects, a major part
of the conference will be devoted to numerical techniques for
interdisciplinary applications.

Invited and confirmed speakers are:

Martin Berggren, Daniele Boffi, Carsten Carstensen, Vit Dolejsi, Charlie
Elliott, Claude Le Bris, Christian Lubich, Marco Picasso, Rob Stevenson,
Anna-Karin Tornberg and Bjorn Engquist

The registration is now open. The deadline for minisymposium proposals
is extended to December 22, 2008. For more information, please visit the
conference web page

We hope to see you in Uppsala next summer!

On the behalf of the organizing committee,
Gunilla Kreiss and Per Lotstedt


From: "" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:38:55 -0500
Subject: CFP: EURO-PAR 2009, Topic 10 - Parallel Numerical Algorithms, Aug 2009

EURO-PAR 2009. Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
August 25-28, 2009

Call for papers for TOPIC 10 - Parallel Numerical Algorithms

Fast and robust parallel or distributed algorithms for core numerical tasks
and their efficient implementation in easy-to-use portable software components
are crucial for computational science and engineering applications. The
sessions of this topic will provide a forum for the
presentation and disscussion of new developments in field of parallel and
distributed numerical algorithms. All aspects of their design and
implementation will be addressed, ranging from fundamental algorithmic
concepts via their efficient implementation on modern parallel or distributed
architectures (including multi-core systems, clusters, or the grid), to
software design and prototyping in scientific computing or simulation software
environments and performance analysis. Contributions dealing with
algorithms and software for problems in all of these areas are welcome.

Important Dates: January 24 abstracts due. January 31, full papers due.
May 2, Decision notification. May 25, Camera-ready full papers and author
registration due

Authors are invited to submit full papers (10 pages, Springer LNCS style) to
this topic. Submission guidelines are available on the conference website:
All accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings in
the Springer LNCS series.


Peter Arbenz, global chair, ETH Zurich. Pasqua D'Ambra, vice chair,
ICAR-CNR Naples. Patrick Amestoy, vice chair, INPT-ENSEEIHT Toulouse.
Martin Gijzen, local chair, Delft University of Technology.


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 02:50:42 -0500
Subject: EURO MC (OR; Sustainable Development) , Lithuania, Oct 2009

You are cordially invited to the 5th International Vilnius Conference
and EURO-Mini Conference "Knowledge-Based Technologies and OR Methodologies
for Strategic Decisions of Sustainable Development" (KORSD-2009),
September 30 - October 3, 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania. Please, find more
about conference and conference publications from site

We encourage those interested in the following topics to familiarize
themselves with the trends and to work towards a common attitude with
respect to:

- Knowledge-based technologies for sustainable decision making
- Intelligent decision support in assessing sustainable development
- Societal complexity and sustainable development
- Simulation of sustainable development of transport, industry and economics
- Information communication technologies for sustainable development
- Assessing global climate changes
- Long-term trends and sustainability transition
- Sustainable development in Developing Countries
- Interaction and coordination of sectorial and national sustainable
development strategies
- Globalization and cultural identity issues.

Contributions on other topics of sustainability theory and practice are
also welcome.



From: Montaz Ali <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 02:54:16 -0500
Subject: Lecturership position at Witwatersrand University


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for positions in
the School of Computational and Applied Mathematics. Areas of interest in the
School include optimization and control, mathematics of finance, image
processing, differential equations, numerical analysis, continuum mechanics,
astronomy, and mathematical modelling.

The successful candidate for the Lecturer position must have a PhD; preference
will be given to candidates who can demonstrate research ability. The
successful candidate for an Associate Lecturer position must be registered for
a PhD qualification.

Enquiries: Professor D or Tel: +27 11 717 6120

The person is to assume duties as soon as possible after the closing date

Submit a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae with names and e-mail
addresses of 3 referees to Ms Rabia Joseph, Human Resources Officer, Faculty
of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050.

Closing Date: 12 January 2009


From: "Piggott, Matthew D" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:09:40 -0000
Subject: Postdoc position: Multi-scale ocean modelling, Imperial College London

Research Associate: Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing
for Next-Generation Multi-Scale Ocean Modelling

A fixed term post for three years in the first instance
Salary in the range £26,580 - £38,730 per annum
Closing date: 10 January 2009

Applied Modelling and Computation Group (
Department of Earth Science and Engineering
Imperial College London

A research position is available to work within a large vibrant team
developing a multi-scale ocean model based upon unstructured adaptive
meshes and finite element-control volume methods.

Applicants with experience of numerical methods development or
scientific computing are encouraged to apply.

Further details may be found here:


From: Jeff Hittinger <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:10:11 -0500
Subject: Post-Doctoral Position in Continuum Kinetic Algorithms at LLNL

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the area of
numerical algorithms and software development for continuum kinetic
simulations. The successful candidate will work in the Center for
Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The main goal of this project is to develop efficient, accurate, and
robust finite volume algorithms for the discretization of the
Vlasov-Maxwell system with application to laser-plasma interactions.
Candidates must hold a PhD in computational science, applied
mathematics, or equivalent discipline. Proficiency in scientific
computing and C++ programming is required. Familiarity and previous
experience with hyperbolic conservation laws, finite volume methods,
adaptive mesh refinement, MPI parallel programming, and/or
object-oriented programming are strong advantages. For more information
and to apply, interested candidates are directed to posting 007556
within LLNL's LHire system (

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore
National Security, LLC. for the National Nuclear Security Administration
within the Department of Energy. We are an equal opportunity employer
with a commitment to workforce diversity.


From: Nick Trefethen <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 16:45:26 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral position with Trefethen at Oxford

I am looking for a post-doc to work with me for two years at Oxford on
the subject of Adaptive Spectral Methods for Solving PDEs in 1D and
2D. If you have interest in areas such as spectral methods, complex
variables, polynomial and rational approximation of functions, and
elegant programming in Matlab, please apply! See for details. Note that the
application deadline is January 9, 2009 and the position is available
from April 1. - Nick Trefethen


From: Gerhard Zumbusch <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 16:47:19 +0100
Subject: PhD/Postdoc position, U. Jena

PhD/Postdoc position in scientific computing
Universitaet Jena, Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a PhD or a Postdoc position
within the SFB/TR7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy".

The aim of the research is to develop efficient computational methods
for general relativity, which covers topics like numerical schemes for
wave equations, finite element methods, differential geometry, and
parallel computing.

Candidates should have a strong background in numerical analysis and
scientific programming.

For more information, visit

Please send your application to
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Zumbusch (
Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena, Germany


From: "S. S. Sritharan" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 19:47:56 -0500
Subject: Postdoc & PhD Fellowships -Computational Flow Control at NPS

Post Doctoral & PhD Fellowships in
Computational Research in Control of Fluid Dynamics

Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey California has immediate openings for
Ph.D Research Assistantships and Postdoctoral Fellowships for computational
research in certain control problems of fluid dynamics. The research problem
concerns the dynamic suppression of shock waves in a propulsion system. The
stipend for PhD study for civilian students will range from $30k-$40k and
will require US Citizenship. The postdoctoral fellowship is open to US
citizens as well as foreign nationals and the preferred vehicle will be the
National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship program and pays a
stipend of $54k plus some travel support. For postdoctoral fellowship please
use the National Research Council Associate Program to apply (look for
advisor S. S. Sritharan and the general research opportunity write up there):

and for Ph.D research assistantship and doctoral study please send in the
applications to

For further information on this particular research opportunity please

S. S. Sritharan, Dean
The Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:55:30 -0800
Subject: Computational Science Ph.D. Studies in San Diego

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program (joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and
Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include
Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics,
Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity, Scientific Computing,
Fluid Dynamics, Material Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and
Physical Oceanography.

Please see our web page ( for details about our
program including application process, deadlines and faculty research


From: cmam <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 16:12:38 +0200
Subject: Contents, Computational methods in applied mathematics (CMAM)

Contents Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., Vol. 8 (2008), No. 4

All papers are available at our web-site .

This issue has been prepared by our Guest Editors B. Jovanovic,
R. Lazarov, and V. Makarov and dedicated to Professor I. Gavrilyuk on
the occasion of his 60th birthday

Ivan Gavrilyuk - 60

An alternating potential-based approach to the Cauchy problem for the
Laplace equation in a planar domain with a cut
R. Chapko (Ukraine), B.T. Johansson (UK)

Performance of H-LU preconditioning for sparse matrices
L. Grasedyck (Germany), W. Hackbusch (Germany), R. Kriemann (Germany)

Bifurcation analysis of nonlinear parameterized two-point BVPs with
Liapunov- Schmidt reduced functions
M. Hermann (Germany), Th. Milde (Germany)

On the stability of finite-difference schemes for parabolic equations
subject to integral conditions with applications to thermoelasticity
Z. Jeseviciute (Lithuania), M. Sapagovas (Lithuania)

Numerical solution of a hyperbolic transmission problem
B.S. Jovanovic (Serbia), L. Vulkov (Bulgaria)

Two-sided approximations for nonlinear operator equations
I. I. Lazurchak (Ukraine), V.L. Makarov (Ukraine), D. Sytnyk (Ukraine)

Domain decomposition methods with overlapping subdomains for the
time-dependent problems of mathematical physics
P.N. Vabishchevich (Russia)


From: Theodore Simos <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:18:28 -0500
Subject: Contents, J. Num. Anal., Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM)

Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
ISSN 1790-8140, ISSN Electronic 1790-8159

A free on-line edition is available at:

Volume 3, Numbers 3-4, 2008

Numerical Aspects of the Coeffcient Computation for LMMs
L. Aceto and A. Sestini
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 181-191

Modelling Environmental Influences on Wanderer Spiders in the Langhe Region
(Piemonte - NW Italy)
Samrat Chatterjee, Marco Isaia, Francesca Bona, Guido Badino, Ezio Venturino
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 193-209

A Nodal Spline Collocation Method for the Solution of Cauchy Singular
Integral Equations
C. Dagnino, V. Demichelis, P. Lamberti
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 211-220

Approximation Capabilities of Neural Networks
C. En„chescu
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 221-230

Prediction of the Flow Around a Short Wall-Mounted Finite Cylinder using LES
and DES 231-247
O. Frederich, E. Wassen and F. Thiele
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 231-247

Fundamental Solution Method for Periodic Plane Elasticity
H. Ogata
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 249-267

Some Computational Aspects of Helly-type Theorems
Phan Thanh An
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 269-274

BDF Compound-Fast Multirate Transient Analysis with Adaptive Stepsize Control
A. Verhoeven, B. Tasiś, T.G.J. Beelen, E.J.W. ter Maten, R.M.M. Mattheij
JNAIAM, 3(3-4)(2008), pp. 275-297

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