NA Digest Sunday, April 9, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 15

Today's Editor:
Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs
tgkolda@sandia.gov

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From: "Peters, Martin, Springer DE" <Martin.Peters@springer.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 14:01:32 +0200
Subject: Award for Toselli & Widlund book

Andrea Toselli's and Olof Widlund's book

Domain Decomposition Methods -- Algorithms and Theory
www.springer.com/3-540-20696-5

has received the
Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the
Association of American Publishers in the category mathematics. See
http://www.pspcentral.org/index.cfm?left=awards&page=/home/awards.cfm
for more details.

Martin Peters
Editor
Mathematics, Computational Science and Engineering
Springer-Verlag
Martin.Peters at springer.com

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From: Charles Wampler <wampler.kinematics@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 12:03:09 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Subject: New book, The Numerical Solution of Systems of Polynomials

The Numerical Solution of Systems of Polynomials
Arising in Engineering and Science

Andrew J. Sommese and Charles W. Wampler, II
World Scientific, 2005

This book treats the numerical solution of polynomial systems using an
algebraic-geometric approach, that is, using numerical continuation to track
solution paths of homotopy functions that are constructed in accordance with
principles of algebraic geometry. The text covers the full theory from
methods developed in the 1980's and 1990's for finding all isolated solutions
to the most recent research treating positive dimensional solution sets,
including methods for computing a numerical irreducible decomposition. This
collection of ideas, methods, and problems makes up the new area called
"Numerical Algebraic Geometry."

The book has several features to enhance its suitability for both coursework
and independent study. To anchor the methods, many examples from engineering
and science are presented. Each chapter contains a set of exercises that
illustrate the theory and help the student gain numerical experience. Many of
the exercises request computational results, for which HomLab, a suite of
MatLab routines, is available for download. The final appendix contains the
HomLab User's Guide.

No prior knowledge of algebraic geometry is assumed. Topics are explained
with the engineer or scientist in mind, assuming some familiarity with
advanced calculus. An extensive appendix on algebraic geometry provides a
sketch of the theoretical underpinnings and a bridge to the existing
literature of the field.

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics,
mechanical engineering, robotics, and any field where polynomial systems
appear (chemistry, economics, graphics, CAD, etc.).

424pp, ISBN 981-256-184-6
See http://www.worldscibooks.com/mathematics/5763.html or any major
internet bookseller.

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From: "Deelen, Andy AL (ELS-AMS)" <A.Deelen@elsevier.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 06:47:49 +0100
Subject: New book, Two-Point Boundary Value Problems Lower and Upper Solutions

The following book has just been published by Elsevier:

Two-Point Boundary Value Problems Lower and Upper Solutions, by C. De Coster
and P. Habets, Mathematics in Seince and Engineering, Volume 205, ISBN:
0-444-52200-X, 504 pp, hardbound, EUR 165, US$182, GBP 114, published March
2006

For more information regarding the contents and keyfeatures, please see:
http://elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/707802/description

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From: Julie Haenisch <Julie_Haenisch@pupress.princeton.edu>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 16:28:00 -0400
Subject: New book, Max Plus at Work

Max Plus at Work:
Modeling and Analysis of Synchronized Systems: A Course on Max-Plus Algebra
and Its Applications
Bernd Heidergott, Geert Jan Olsder, and Jacob van der Woude

Trains pull into a railroad station and must wait for each other before
leaving again in order to let passengers change trains. How do
mathematicians then calculate a railroad timetable that accurately reflects
their comings and goings? One approach is to use max-plus algebra, a
framework used to model Discrete Event Systems, which are well suited to
describe the ordering and timing of events. This is the first textbook on
max-plus algebra, providing a concise and self-contained introduction to the
topic.

Applications of max-plus algebra abound in the world around us. Traffic
systems, computer communication systems, production lines, and flows in
networks are all based on discrete even systems, and thus can be
conveniently described and analyzed by means of max-plus algebra.

The book consists of an introduction and thirteen chapters in three parts.
Part One explores the introduction of max-plus algebra and of system
descriptions based upon it. Part Two deals with a real application, namely
the design of timetables for railway networks. Part Three examines various
extensions, such as stochastic systems and min-max-plus systems. The text is
suitable for last-year undergraduates in mathematics, and each chapter
provides exercises, notes, and a reference section.

Read Chapter 1 online at:
http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/8120.html

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From: Julie Haenisch <Julie_Haenisch@pupress.princeton.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 10:46:03 -0400
Subject: New book, Optimization, Jan Brinkhuis and Vladimir Tikhomirov

Optimization: Insights and Applications
Jan Brinkhuis and Vladimir Tikhomirov

This self-contained textbook is an informal introduction to optimization
through the use of numerous illustrations and applications. The focus is on
analytically solving optimization problems with a finite number of
continuous variables. In addition, the authors provide introductions to
classical and modern numerical methods of optimization and to dynamic
optimization.

The book's overarching point is that most problems may be solved by the
direct application of the theorems of Fermat, Lagrange, and Weierstrass. The
authors show how the intuition for each of the theoretical results can be
supported by simple geometric figures. They include numerous applications
through the use of varied classical and practical problems. Even experts may
find some of these applications truly surprising.

A basic mathematical knowledge is sufficient to understand the topics
covered in this book. More advanced readers, even experts, will be surprised
to see how all main results can be grounded on the Fermat-Lagrange theorem.
The book can be used for courses on continuous optimization, from
introductory to advanced, for any field for which optimization is relevant.

ISBN: 0-691-10287-2
Read Chapter 1 online at:
http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/8115.html

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From: "Chen, Zhangxin" <zchen@mail.smu.edu>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 16:20:31 -0500
Subject: New book, Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media

Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media

Zhangxin Chen, Guanren Huan, and Yuanle Ma
Computational Science and Engineering 2
SIAM, Philadephia, PA, 2006
http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/CS02.html

"This book is quite complete and self contained. It is up
to date and covers a wide range of topics, all of which
are pertinent. The presentation seems accessible to beginners,
and yet it also has enough advanced material to be of interest
to experts."
-- Todd Arbogast, Professor, Institute for Computational
Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas, Austin.

"This is a well-structured book covering a field that,
as far as I am aware, has not already been dealt with.
It will be an excellent supplement to existing books."
-- Rainer Helmig, Professor, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering,
University of Stuttgart, Germany.

"This book offers a fundamental and practical introduction to
the use of computational methods, particularly finite element
methods, in the simulation of fluid flows in porous media.
It is the first book to cover a wide variety of flows, including
single-phase, two-phase, black oil, volatile, compositional,
nonisothermal, and chemical compositional flows in both ordinary
porous and fractured porous media. In addition, a range of
computational methods are used, and benchmark problems of
nine comparative solution projects organized by the Society
of Petroleum Engineers are presented for the first time in book form."

"Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media
reviews multiphase flow equations and computational methods
to introduce basic terminologies and notation. A thorough discussion
of practical aspects of the subjects is presented in a consistent manner,
and the level of treatment is rigorous without being unnecessarily
abstract. Each chapter ends with bibliographic information and exercises."
-- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadephia, USA.

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From: Don Fausett <DFausett@GeorgiaSouthern.edu>
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 10:19:09 -0400
Subject: Golub to present Distinguished Lecture at Georgia Southern, Apr 14, 2006

Professor Gene H. Golub of Stanford University will deliver the 2006
Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics at Georgia Southern University. His
lecture is scheduled on Friday, April 14, 2006, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PM in
Room 1004 of the College of Information Technology Building. The title of
his talk is "Numerical Methods for Rapid Computation of Page Rank". The
problem is motivated by Google's PageRank algorithm for large web databases.
http://cost.georgiasouthern.edu/math/seminar/dls.php

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From: "J. C. T. Pool" <jctpool@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 20:50:01 -0700
Subject: IFIP Working Conference on Grid-based Problem Solving Environments, Jul 06

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

IFIP Working Conference on Grid-based Problem Solving Environments:
Implications for the Development and Deployment of Numerical Software

Location: The Hassayampa Inn in Prescott, Arizona
Dates: July 17-21, 2006
Website: http://www.woco9.org

Sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing
(IFIP) and organized by IFIP WG 2.5: Working Group on Numerical
Software and the Center for Advanced Computing Research at the
California Institute of Technology in cooperation with the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Whether called problem solving environments, science gateways, or
otherwise, these software resources now are an essential tool for
many scientists and engineers. Since numerical software provides the
basic building blocks for these systems, it is essential that future
development and deployment of numerical software reflect the
realities of both the state of the art distributed computing
environment and the needs of science and engineering users.

The IFIP Working Conference on Grid-based Problem Solving
Environments will bring together four communities:

+ users of both grid-based and traditional problem solving environments;
+ developers of both grid-based and traditional problem solving environments;
+ developers of grid infrastructure; and
+ developers of numerical software

for a week of intensive interaction to address issues including, but
not limited to:

- accuracy contracts and software services;
- standards for problem specification;
- service models for the use of numerical software;
- using the grid to link numerical and other services together;
- experiences with web-based numerical services;
- application-oriented numerical interfaces such as web portals;
- software deployment issues including updates and bug fixes;
- large data (including data security) and grid-based numerical software;
- grid-based services as an alternative to deployment; and
- evaluation and comparison of both production and research software.

To ensure broad participation in the IFIP Working Conference on Grid-
based Problem Solving Environments, the organizers are seeking
individuals who may wish to attend through this and other
announcements. If you are interested in participating in this
Working Conference, please visit the conference website,
http://www.woco9.org.

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From: "stefano.demarchi" <demarchi@sci.univr.it>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 09:35:35 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: CFP, DWCAA06 (second announcemnt), Italy, Sep 06

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

1st DOLOMITES WORKSHOP ON CONSTRUCTIVE
APPROXIMATION AND APPLICATIONS (DWCAA06)
Alba di Canazei (Trento), Italy, on September 8-12, 2006

Conference web site: http://www.sci.univr.it/~dwcaa06

This workshop is dedicated to Walter Gautschi for his 50 years of
professional activity.

MAIN TOPICS
We intend mainly to cover the following topics:
* Approximation by Multivariate Polynomials (Interpolation,
Orthogonal Polynomials, ...)
* Approximation by Radial Basis Functions and other Meshfree Methods
* Cubature Methods
* Computational Tools
* Applications to Scientific Computing
* Applications to Numerical Modelling in Engineering and Finance

PROGRAM
The scientific program will consist of 14 plenary lectures,
contributed talks, a poster session and a special session on
applications to finance.

LIST OF PLENARY SPEAKERS
Bojanov B. (Sofia, BG), Bos L. (Calgary, CA), Bozzini M. (Milan, I),
Brezinski C. (Lille, F), Buhmann M. (Giessen, D), Fasshauer G.
(Chicago, IL), Iske A. (Hamburg, D), Levesley J. (Leicester, UK),
Montefusco L. (Bologna, I), Sauer T. (Giessen, D), Schaback R.
(Goettingen, D), Sloan I. (Sydney, AU), Wendland H. (Dresden, D),
Xu Y. (Eugene, OR).

PROCEEDINGS
A special issue of the international journal "Numerical Algorithms"
will be dedicated to Walter Gautschi on the occasion of his 50 years
of professional activity.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Since the meeting is limited to at most 80 participants, people
interested to participate to this workshop are invited to send
an email, with subject "Pre-registration", to dwcaa06@sci.univr.it
providing the following information: name, affiliation, e-mail
address and the interest to contribute as "Participation only",
"Contributed talk", "Poster presentation".
In the two latter cases, please send also the title and the abstract
of the presentation.

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts submission and pre-registration
APRIL 30, 2006

For further details on the conference concerning program, proceedings,
hotel reservation, registration and fees please have a look at
http://www.sci.univr.it/~dwcaa06
or send an email to
dwcaa06@sci.univr.it

The Organizing Committee
M. Caliari (Padua), S. De Marchi (Verona), M. Redivo Zaglia (Padua),
A. Sommariva (Padua), C. Tebaldi (Verona), M. Vianello (Padua).

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From: "Eichler West, Rogene M" <rogene.eichler.west@pnl.gov>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 18:53:45 -0700
Subject: Multiscale Modeling of Materials: Mathematics and Computation, May 06

The Northwest Consortium for Multiscale Mathematics and Applications invites
contributors and attendees to the workshop on
Multiscale Modeling of Materials: Mathematics and Computation
May 25-30, 2006 University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

This is the first in the series of training workshops and summer education
courses that are planned for 2006-2009. Participation by graduate students
and postdoctoral fellows is strongly encouraged.

The goals of the workshop are:
* To inform and educate different communities about achievements of others in
the area of multiscale modeling of materials.
* To create synergy between engineers, scientists and mathematicians and bring
their unified intellectual powers to bear on multiscale problems in
materials.
The first step in this endeavor is to define critical problems and map the
strategies for solving them through these workshops and training sessions.

The participants will bring the expertise different fields of knowledge,
exchange information, define problems and address a selected group of topics
including:
* Homogenization Methods: Analysis & Numerical Methods
* Granular Materials & Network - Continuum Models
* Porous Media & Multiphase Flow
* Dislocation - Plasticity Models
* Atomistic - Continuum Models
* Statistical Methods

The structure of the May 2006 workshop will include:
(A) Focused tutorials in selected topics designed for mutual information
sharing and education across the different fields of expertise.
(B) Plenary lectures delivered by the foremost experts in different fields.
(C) Short seminars delivered by contributors.
(D) Focused discussion groups.

The Plenary Speakers: I. Aronson (Argonne), M. Asta (UC Davis), H. Garmestani
(GaTech), R. Gilbert (U Delaware), M. Kuhn (U Portland), R. LeVeque (U Wash.),
R. Lipton (LSU), D. McDowell (GaTech), A. Pankov (Col. William & Mary),
M.J. Pindera, (U Virginia), R. Showalter (Oregon State U), E. Tadmore
(Technion/U Minn), H.M. Zbib (Wash. State U)

Registration: http://matscimultiscale2006.pnl.gov

Contributions: To present a seminar, please include your proposed title and
250 word abstract in the fields provided during the registration
process. Please keep in mind that, in contrast to the regular conference
seminars where the speaker presents own results, the purpose of these seminars
is to: inform/inspire broader community, formulate critical questions, and
initiate collaboration between different specialties.

For more information: multiscale@lyris.pnl.gov

This workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of
Advanced Scientific Computing Research

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From: Martin Burger <martin.burger@jku.at>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 12:52:17 +0200
Subject: EMS Summer School at RICAM, Linz, Austria, Sep 06

An EMS Summer School on
"Mathematics in Molecular Cell Biology"
will take place at the Johann Radon Institute
for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), in
Linz, Austria, September 9-23, 2006.

The topic of the school include cell motility, ion channels,
and molecular dynamics. Key lectures (4 x 90 minutes each)
will be given by

Willi Jäger (University Heidelberg)
"Multiscale Models of Cells"

Alex Mogilner (University of California Davis)
"Quantitative Approaches to Cell Motility and Division"

Wolfgang Nonner (University of Miami)
"Modeling and Simulation of Ion Channels"

Hans Othmer (University of Minnesota)
"Analysis of Complex Reaction Networks"

Christoph Schütte (Free University Berlin, MATHEON)
"Metastability in Biological Systems"

In case of interest please register until May 31, 2005 at:
emsschool@ricam.oeaw.ac.at
or
Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
Altenbergerstr. 69, A 4040 Linz
Austria, Europe

EMS Financial support: The school is sponsored by the
European Commission (contract MSCF-CT-2005-029473). Participants from EU
countries (and associated countries such as Israel, Norway and
Switzerland) who have received their MSc. or Diploma degree (or
equivalent) within the past ten years are eligible for reimbursement of
travel and living expenses. Europeans currently living outside the EU
are eligible for financial support without any time constraints with
regard to when they received their respective degrees.

Please indicate the need for financial support in your registration.
For applications on financial support please include a CV and a research
summary.

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From: Jens Burmeister <jb@numerik.uni-kiel.de>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 10:55:18 +0200
Subject: 2nd Scientific Computing Seminar in Kiel, Jun 06

Dear na-netters,

I would like to announce the

2nd Scientific Computing Seminar
Approximation in High Dimensions and the Electronic Schr?dinger Equation
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany
June 29th to July 1st, 2006

organized by

Reinhold Schneider (CAU Kiel),
Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI Leipzig)
Harry Yserentant (TU Berlin)
Heinz-Juergen Flad (CAU Kiel)

The seminar focus mainly on the approximation of the electronic Schroedinger
equation as a particular high dimensional problem, and recent result in
high dimensional applications. Particular topics are:

* Coupled Cluster Methods,
* Tensor Product Approximation,
* Multi Configurational Methods,
* Sparse Grid Approximation and
* Quantum Monte Carlo Methods.

Please visit our website

http://www.numerik.uni-kiel.de/scs/

for detailed information.

With best regards
Jens Burmeister

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From: "CMMSE 2006" <jvigo@usal.es>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 09:59:30 +0200
Subject: CFP, CMMSE-2006, Spain, Sep 06

Call for Papers and Special Sessions:
Conference on Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering
http://www.urjc.es/cmmse2006/
September 20-23, 2006
University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

The 2006 Conference on Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering
Conference (CMMSE2006) is the sixth of this conference series. This
conferences aims to be a unifying, cross-cutting, interdisciplinary gathering,
where specialists can have exposure to diverse fields, a chance to meet new
people in or near their individual areas of research, and participate in
special sessions different from, but still close to, their own interests.

* Topics of Interest:
-Computational Biology
-Computational Chemistry
-Computational Engineering
-Computational Mathematics
-Computational Physics
-Computational Statistics
-High Performance Computing
-Industrial Mathematics
-Mathematical modelling in Economy
-Mathematical models in Medicine
-Mathematical models for the information society
-Space Geodesy and Space Dynamics
-Computation in Complex Networks

* Extended abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of CMMSE 2006 and
will be available at the conference.
* Selected full papers will be considered after peer review for publication in
selected journals.

* Plenary Speakers Include:
-Prof. D. Belkic, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
-Prof. S. Boccaletti, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Italy
-Prof. E. Brandas, Uppsala University, Sweden
-Prof. L. Brenig, University Libre, Belgium
-Prof. I. Duff,Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
-Prof. D. Estep, Colorado State University, USA
-Prof. B. Matkovski, Northwestern University, USA
-Prof. S. Oharu, Department of Mathematics, Chuo University, Japan
-Prof. E.H. Twizell, Brunel University,UK
-Prof. J. Xu, Pennsylvania State University, USA (tentative)

* Deadline for extended abstract submission: July 14, 2006

* Further information:
Check the web site http://www.urjc.es/cmmse2006/
email to: conference.cmmse2006@urjc.es

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From: "Nancy Wade" <nwade@ucar.edu>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 16:41:14 -0600
Subject: Open Position: Computational Scientist Manager, NCAR

Manager, Computational Science

The Scientific Computing Division at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, seeks a recognized expert in
computational science and computer science to manage its Computational
Science Section. The mission of CSS is to develop much of the critical
software and intellectual infrastructure needed to achieve the SCD
strategic plans ambitious goals. To this end, the sections role is to
track computer technology, learn to extract performance from it, pioneer
new and efficient numerical methods, and create software frameworks to
facilitate scientific advancement. View detailed job description at
http://www.ucar.edu. Initial consideration will be given to applications
received prior to 4/28/2006. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed
on an as-needed basis. Apply online or send a scannable resume to 3065
Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301. (Reference job #6077NA). We value
diversity. AA/EOE

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From: Michael Guenther <Michael.Guenther@math.uni-wuppertal.de>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 12:05:04 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Full professor in Optimization at University of Wuppertal

Dear colleagues,

there is a vacancy for a full professorship (level W3) in Optimization
at the University of Wuppertal, Faculty of Mathematics and Science.
Applications can be made until May, 5th. More information can be found
at

http://www.verwaltung.uni-wuppertal.de/stellen/welcome.html#w3optimierung

Best regards,
Michael Guenther

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From: Heidi Ammerlahn <hrammer@sandia.gov>
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 17:14:34 -0700
Subject: Research position at Sandia National Labs - California

The Computational Sciences & Mathematics Research department at Sandia
National Laboratories/CA conducts research and development in computational
sciences and applied mathematics applicable to current and future national
security problems. The department's research portfolio includes algorithms
for optimization, PDEs, complex and large scale pattern recognition, solving
large-scale systems of equations, and modeling uncertainty. The department's
research results are typically implemented in software for use in high
performance computing environments and are made available both inside and
outside of Sandia through open source software packages such as Trilinos,
Dakota, Sundance and OpenDT. Staff members participate in multi-disciplinary
teams and apply their expertise and software to a wide range of applications
for customers including the intelligence community and the Departments of
Energy, Defense, and Homeland Security. Staff members also regularly publish
in leading journals and participate in national and international
conferences. Successful applicants will contribute in many areas, including
conducting research in computational sciences or applied mathematics,
developing algorithms and software, working within multi-disciplinary teams to
write and present proposals and applying their expertise to challenging
science and engineering problems.

For more information:
* Go to http://www.sandia.gov/employment/career-opp/index.html
* Select "Current jobs" (opens a new window)
* Under "Job Posting Location", select "Livermore, CA Only"
* Under "Ladder", select "Technical - Salaried" (a new "Occupation"
drop-down appears)
* Under "Occupation", select "Computer Software Rsrch/Dvlpmt"
* Click "Search" (ads appear below)
* Select "Computational Researcher" (Reference # 055073)

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From: Philip Aston <P.Aston@surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 15:27:25 +0100
Subject: Lectureship in Mathematics at Surrey

Department of Mathematics
University of Surrey
Lectureship in Mathematics


Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Mathematics from
candidates with a strong research record in any aspect of applied
dynamical systems, including the related areas of dynamics of patterns,
mathematical biology, nonlinear PDE's and numerics. Outstanding
applicants with other interests that resonate with some aspect of
research in the Department are also welcome.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant mathematics research group
at Surrey, whose interests focus on themes in applied and nonlinear
mathematics, with particular emphasis on the interface between pure and
applied mathematics. The research covers a broad range including more
theoretical aspects of mathematics, the development of methods for
solving physical problems, modelling of physical and biological systems
and a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations. Research in applied
mathematics at Surrey was rated 5A in the 2001 RAE. Further information
and details of current projects can be found at
www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/research

Informal academic enquiries are welcome and may be made to Prof Bjorn
Sandstede on B.Sandstede@surrey.ac.uk or +44(0) 1483 682641.

Apply online or download application documents and further information
at http://www.surrey.ac.uk "Working at UniS". If you are unable to apply
online, please contact Miss A Colebrook on A.Colebrook@surrey.ac.uk or
+44 (0) 1483 689135.

The closing date for applications is 5 May 2006.

The University is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy.

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From: "Mills, Emma" <e.mills@Cranfield.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 09:19:09 +0100
Subject: Postdoc in Database & Grid Computing, UK

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
RESEARCH OFFICER IN GRID COMPUTING
APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING GROUP

20,907 - 26,714 per annum (depending upon relevant qualifications and
experience).

We invite applications for the above post within the EPSRC/DTI-funded project
(Grid-Oriented Storage (GOS): Next Generation Data Storage System Architecture
for the Grid Computing Era) available immediately. The initial appointment
will be for 18 months and will be subject to renewal. The project will
specify and develop repositories for data that can be shared among multiple
processors and multiple end-users. The team will be responsible for
middleware development. The project is a key part of national effort of
developing UK e-Science infrastructure. This project demands specialist
researchers in Databases and Grid Computing. The successful candidates are
expected to have advanced understanding to Linux/Unix, Globus and MySQL at
source code level and strong skills in C/C++ and Java programming. Experience
in developing file/database systems will be an advantage. Candidates should
possess a PhD degree in computer science or a related discipline, and should
have some research experience in a relevant project. You will be a member of
team at Centre for Grid Computing directed by Professor Frank Wang, Chair in
e-Science and Grid Computing. There is a requirement for the successful
candidates to work closely with and at the site of the industrial partners:
Xyratex. Informal enquiries can be made to the grant holder: Professor Frank
Wang Email: f.wang@cranfield.ac.uk. Application forms and further details are
available from the Human Resources Department, Cranfield University,
Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL. E-mail: hr@cranfield.ac.uk. Alternatively,
telephone our 24 hour Recruitment Line on +44 (0)1234 750111 extension 2000,
www.cranfield.ac.uk/hr quoting reference number C/6034B.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18 April 2006

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From: Paul Kienzle <pkienzle@jazz.ncnr.nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 16:56:16 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position (optimization/visualization) at U. Maryland/NIST

Scientific Computing Position - Optimization and Visualization
University of Maryland / NIST

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
DEPARTMENT: Materials Science and Engineering
STARTING SALARY: $45-60k, depending on experience.

DUTIES: The DANSE project is a collaborative effort to provide a common
framework for visualization and analysis of neutron scattering data. We are
seeking a scientific computing specialist to support the neutron reflectometry
research team at the NIST Center for Neutron Research. The individual will be
responsible for implementing optimization and visualization components for the
DANSE framework and assisting scientists in the design and implementation of
models. The position will provide an opportunity for interested candidates to
develop their own research program. The initial appointment will be for 1
year, with additional years contingent on good progress. Employment will be
with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of
Maryland with the job located on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD.

http://chemnuc-20.umd.edu/~DANSE/

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have 3-5 years education or experience with
scientific computing, particularly for optimization and visualization. The
ideal candidate will be comfortable using software engineering methodology in
C++ and Python (object oriented design, testing, documentation, issue
tracking, etc.) with a strong focus on usability.

TO APPLY: Please send your letter of interest and C.V. to DANSE-job@nist.gov.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

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From: Jose Mario Martinez <martinez@ime.unicamp.br>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 13:42:06 -0300 (BRT)
Subject: Contents, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Computational & Applied Mathematics ISSN 0101-8205
Volume 24, Issue 2, 2005

151 Numerical treatment of boundary value problems for second order
singularly perturbed delay differential equations - M. K. Kadalbajoo and
K. K. Sharma.

173 Geometrically uniform hyperbolic codes - H. Lazari and R. Palazzo Jr.

193 Generalized approximating splitting iterations for solving linear
least squares problems in finite dimensions - F. Marti-Lopez.

209 Adaptive basis selection for functional data analysis via stochastic
penalization - C. A. F. Anselmo, R. Dias and N. L. Garcia.

231 Goppa and Srivastava codes over finite rings - A. A. Andrade and R.
Palazzo Jr.

245 Axiomatization of the index of pointedness for closed convex cones -
A. N. Iusem and A. Seeger.

285 Stochastic modelilng of the number of felled trees in selection
stands - S. S. Mitrovich.

293 Numerical results for a globalized active-set Newton method for mixed
complementarity problems - A. N. Daryina, A. F. Izmailov and M. V.
Solodov.

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