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From: A. G. Bogardo <bogardo@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 09:01:53 -0400

**Subject: Richard C. DiPrima Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

for

RICHARD C. DiPRIMA PRIZE

The DiPrima Prize

SIAM will present the award at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland,

Oregon, July 12-16, 2004. The award honors the memory

of Richard C. DiPrima, long-time chair of the Department of

Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and past

President and energetic supporter of SIAM. The award, to be given to

a young scientist, will be based on an outstanding doctoral

dissertation in applied mathematics.

Eligibility

Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral

dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during

the period running from three years prior to the award date to one

year prior to the award date (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003). The

doctorate must have been awarded at least eight months prior to the

award date. The requirements for the doctorate must have been

equivalent to those for an American doctorate. It is preferable but

not necessary that the recipient be a member of SIAM. Selection is

based on the dissertations of the candidates. The dissertations must

represent topics of applied mathematics (defined as those topics

covered by the SIAM journals). They must be submitted in English. An

English translation is acceptable.

Nominations

Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation (in English),

should be sent by December 31, 2003 to:

Richard C. DiPrima Prize Selection Committee

c/o Joanna Littleton

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

3600 University City Science Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Description of the Award

The award consists of a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate and a

cash prize of $1,000. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be

paid by the prize fund.

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From: Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <erricos.kontoghiorghes@unine.ch>

Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 17:58:18 +0200

**Subject: Special Issue on Computational Econometrics**

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

2nd Special Issue on COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMETRICS

http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/csda

In the 2nd special issue, we will consider papers that address

computational and numerical methods used in solving theoretical and

practical issues associated with econometric algorithms, the impact of

computing on econometrics, and specific applications involving

computing and econometrics.

The DEADLINE for submissions is the 30th of September 2003.

Submissions should contain both computational and econometric

components. Authors who are uncertain about the suitability of their

papers should contact the special issue editors. All submissions must

contain original unpublished work not being considered for publication

elsewhere. Submissions will be refereed according to standard

procedures for Computational Science and Data Analysis. Information

about the journal can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/csda

Please e-mail a double-spaced postscript or PDF file of your manuscript

to one of the special issue editors:

David A. Belsley <david.belsley@bc.edu>

Paolo Foschi <foschip@csr.unibo.it>

Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <erricos.kontoghiorghes@unine.ch>

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From: Kirsten Wilden <wilden@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 14:26:04 -0400

**Subject: SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry**

SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers

**Registration and Hotel Deadlines**

Conference Registration and Hotel Deadlines are fast approaching!

Location: The Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Dates: October 13-15, 2003

Conference and Hotel Registration is now available at

http://www.siam.org/meetings/mi03/.

**Deadlines**

Conference Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2003

Hotel Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2003

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at

meetings@siam.org.

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From: Hossein Azari <azari@ipm.ir>

Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 08:50:45 -0700

**Subject: Workshop in Iran on PDE's in Reservoir Simulation**

EFFICIENT TECHNIQUES FOR NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS OF COUPLED PDE's

AND APPLICATIONS TO RESERVOIR SIMULATION

Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM)

Tehran, Iran

Dec. 14-17, 2003

http://www.ipm.ac.ir/analysis2003/

Objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together mathematicians,

numerical analysts and computational scientists interested in the

solution of coupled partial differential equations. Emphasis will be

placed on convection dominated problems arising frequently in

reservoir simulation and the role and influence of spatial

heterogeneity on newly developed solution techniques.

Organizers:

H. Azari (IPM)

M. Dehghan ( Amirkabir University of Technology, IRAN)

F. Farhadpour (RIPI)

G. B. Khosrovshahi (IPM)

Y. Lin (University of Alberta at Edmonton, CANADA)

M. Shahshahani (IPM )

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

J. Douglas Jr. (Purdue University , USA)

C. C. Douglas (University of Kentucky, USA)

Y. Lin (University of Alberta at Edmonton, CANADA )

P. Markowich (University of Vienna, AUSTRIA)

For accommodation and other further information, please visit the

homepages:

http://www.ipm.ac.ir/analysis2003/

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From: Dmitri Kuzmin <kuzmin@mathematik.uni-dortmund.de>

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 11:16:39 +0200 (MEST)

**Subject: Workshop in Dortmund on High-resolution Schemes**

Dear colleagues,

The preliminary time schedule of the upcoming international Workshop

"High-resolution schemes for convection-dominated flows: 30 years of FCT"

(September 29-30, University of Dortmund, Germany) is available at

http://www.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de/lsiii/conf/fct30.html

This Web page contains detailed information regarding the Workshop and

will be continuously updated during the next weeks. A 'last-minute'

online registration is possible until September 19. Talks on any kind

of high-resolution schemes using flux/slope limiters are welcome.

We are pleased to confirm the participation of D.L. Book, R. Loehner

and S. Zalesak who have laid the foundations of the FCT methodology and

demonstrated its potential in a variety of spectacular CFD simulations.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Dmitri Kuzmin

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From: Donna Bower <dbower@cscamm.umd.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:14:24 -0400

**Subject: Workshop in College Park on Nonequilibrium Interface Dynamics**

A Workshop on "Nonequilibrium Interface Dynamics: Theory and Simulation

from Atomistic to Continuum Scales" will be held at the Center for

Scientific Computation And Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of

Maryland, College Park, October 13-31, 2003.

SCIENTIFIC CONTENT. The rapid development in materials science and

nanotechnology have added importance to the challenges of understanding

non-equilibrium interface dynamics. Technologically, assemblies with

highly-ordered quantum dots or quantum wires have shown remarkable

optoelectronic, magnetic, and mechanical properties but must be

fabricated on a surface through processes that are often far from

equilibrium. Scientifically, as sizes decrease, interfacial properties

become essential and even dominant, and theories for surfaces and

interfaces of bulk materials must be revisited. Existing analytical

approaches to the study of complex interfacial systems characterized by

multiscale, fluctuation, and singularities range from first-principles

calculations to kinetic Monte Carlo simulations to coarse-grained

continuum modeling. Applied mathematics makes important contributions in

bridging these descriptions by developing rigorous mathematical

theories and innovative simulation techniques.

The aim of the program, organized by T. Einstein, B. Li, J.-G. Liu, E.

Tadmor, J. Warren, J. Weeks and E. Williams, is to bring together

leading physicists, materials scientists, computational scientists, and

applied mathematicians to review recent research developments, to

identify critical scientific issues, and to accelerate the interaction

of mathematics with physics and materials science in the research of

non-equilibrium interface dynamics.

TUTORIALS (October 13 - 17). Introductory lectures on a variety of

topics ranging from atomic step dynamics and phase field modeling to

mathematical description of internal layers and coarsening, and to

first-principles and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. Speakers: T.

Einstein, K. Rabe, R. Pego, F. Sullivan, J. Warren, E. Williams

WORKSHOP 1 (October 20 - 24). FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL ISSUES IN

NONEQUILIBRIUM INTERFACE DYNAMICS.

WORKSHOP 2 (October 27 - 31). HIERARCHICAL MODELING AND MULTISCALE

SIMULATION OF MATERIALS INTERFACES.

A limited number of openings are available. To apply please RSVP at:

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/nid03/rsvp.htm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is posted at

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/nid03

email: nid03@cscamm.umd.edu

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From: Jerome Monnier <Jerome.Monnier@imag.fr>

Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 16:23:24 +0200

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Laboratoire de Modelisation et Calcul**

Postdoctoral Research Position in Automatic Differentiation applied to

Flood Models.

Applicants will reach a multidisciplinary research team (applied mathematics,

hydroinformatic and hydraulic) based in Grenoble and Lyon, France.

The post will mainly be in the IDOPT project, INRIA Grenoble, but also in the

CEMAGREF Lyon, Hydraulic and Hydrology department.

A PhD in applied mathematics - numerical methods is required. Demonstrated

experience in automatic differentiation is also mandatory. Experience in

hydroinformatics or identification - data assimilation models is desirable.

The contract will have a duration of 10 months with 20 000-25 000 Euros.

The successful candidate will be a willing and effective communicator and

committed to team collaboration.

Overview.

i) Differentiate hydraulic software based on shallow water models

(floods models). In others words, generate the adjoint codes. Softwares

differentiated: Cemagref softwares Mage and Rubar20 (finite volume method,

Fortran). Use of the TAPENADE automatic differentiation tool (INRIA software).

ii) Exploitation of the adjoint codes in collaboration with hydraulicians.

Applications with full CV giving names and addresses of two referees should

be sent to:

J. Monnier

LMC-IMAG

BP 53, F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.

Email : Jerome.Monnier@imag.fr

Web sites :

INRIA, IDOPT Project, http://www.inria.fr

CEMAGREF LYON, Hydraulic and Hydrology dept, http://www.cemagref.lyon.fr

Grenoble, http://www.grenoble-isere-tourisme.com

The first closing date is 15 October 2003.

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From: Jan Mandel <jmandel@math.cudenver.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 18:38:16 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Assistantships at the University of Colorado at Denver**

The Center for Computational Mathematics at the University of Colorado at

Denver has several open positions for Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs)

in an NSF funded project on wildfire simulation. The GRAs will join a

dynamic interdisciplinary team working in physical modeling,

discretization of partial differential equations, statistical data

analysis, stochastic modeling, real-time simulation, and high performance

computing.

The GRAs will be students in the PhD Program in Applied Mathematics.

Full support (stipend, tuition, fees, books, and health insurance) is

available. Summer internships and visits to other institutions may be

required. Applicants should have Bachelor's or Master's degree in

Mathematics or a relevant Science and Engineering discipline, excellent

analytical abilities, and programming experience.

Interested students should submit an application for admission into the

PhD program (see http://www-math.cudenver.edu/graduate/ for requirements

and forms) and contact Jan Mandel <jmandel@math.cudenver.edu> to be

considered for financial support. The email should include a CV and a

description of relevant experience, in particular any software development

and computational modeling projects. Electronic copies of any work of the

applicant (papers, thesis, computer code,...) and of transcripts by email

will be helpful.

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From: Chi-Wang Shu <shu@smtp.dam.brown.edu>

Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 15:12:50 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing **

Journal of Scientific Computing

Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers

http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/0885-7474

Volume 19, Numbers 1-3, Combined August/October/December 2003 issue

Special Issue: In Honor of the Sixtieth Birthday of Stanley Osher

Foreword

C.-W. Shu, pp.1-2.

High order fluctuation schemes on triangular meshes,

R. Abgrall and P.L. Roe, pp.3-36.

A level set algorithm for tracking discontinuities in hyperbolic

conservation laws II: systems of equations,

T.D. Aslam, pp.37-62.

An introduction to Eulerian geometrical optics (1992 - 2002),

J.-D. Benamou, pp.63-93.

TV based image restoration with local constraints,

M. Bertalmio, V. Caselles, B. Rouge and A. Sole, pp.95-122.

Construction of shapes arising from the Minkowski problem using

a level set approach,

L.-T. Cheng, pp.123-138.

Concepts and application of time-limiters to high resolution schemes,

K. Duraisamy, J.D. Baeder and J.-G. Liu, pp.139-162.

Computations of explosive boiling in microgravity,

A. Esmaeeli and G. Tryggvason, pp.163-182.

A level set approach for the numerical simulation of dendritic growth,

F. Gibou, R. Fedkiw, R. Caflisch and S.J. Osher, pp.183-199.

Numerical simulation of pulse detonation engine phenomena,

X. He and A.R. Karagozian, pp.201-224.

Formulations for numerically approximating hyperbolic systems

governing sediment transport,

J. Hudson and P.K. Sweby, pp.225-252.

Solving a nonlinear problem in magneto-rheological fluids using

the immersed interface method,

K. Ito and Z. Li, pp.253-266.

Estimation of 3D surface shape and smooth radiance from 2D images:

a level set approach,

H. Jin, A.J. Yezzi, Y.-H. Tsai, L.-T. Cheng and S. Soatto,

pp.267-292.

The computation of martensitic microstructure with piecewise laminates,

M. Kruzik and M. Luskin, pp.293-308.

Understanding the Shu-Osher conservative finite difference form,

B. Merriman, pp.309-322.

Overapproximating reachable sets by Hamilton-Jacobi projections,

I.M. Mitchell and C.J. Tomlin, pp.323-346.

Shock-vortex interactions at high Mach numbers,

A. Rault, G. Chiavassa and R. Donat, pp.347-371.

A simple scheme for volume-preserving motion by mean curvature,

S.J. Ruuth and B.T.R. Wetton, pp.373-384.

The numerical study of singular shocks regularized by small viscosity,

R. Sanders and M. Sever, pp.385-404.

Multidomain WENO finite difference method with interpolation at

subdomain interfaces,

K. Sebastian and C.-W. Shu, pp.405-438.

Semi-implicit level set methods for curvature and surface diffusion motion,

P. Smereka, pp.439-456.

Convection of concentrated vortices and passive scalars as solitary waves,

J. Steinhoff, M. Fan, L. Wang and W. Dietz, pp.457-478.

A discontinuous spectral element method for the level set equation,

M. Sussman and M.Y. Hussaini, pp.479-500.

A slowness matching Eulerian method for multivalued solutions of eikonal equations,

W.W. Symes and J. Qian, pp.501-526.

Regularization techniques for numerical approximation of PDEs with singularities,

A.-K. Tornberg and B. Engquist, pp.527-552.

Modeling textures with total variation minimization and

oscillating patterns in image processing,

L.A. Vese and S.J. Osher, pp.553-572.

An Eulerian formulation for solving partial differential

equations along a moving interface,

J.-J. Xu and H.-K. Zhao, pp.573-594.

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