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From: "William E. Schiesser" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 21:22:03 -0400
Subject: ODE routines

We recently completed the coding and testing of the SHK algorithm
(1,2) for the numerical integration of initial value ODEs. Briefly,
the SHK algorithm was developed for the method of lines solution of
convection-diffusion PDEs. It is a fourth order Runge Kutta method
that requires only one derivative evaluation at each stage.

A set of Matlab routines is now available that follows the format of
earlier ODE integrators reported in Lee, H. J., et al, "Ordinary and
Partial Differential Equations in C, C++, Fortran, Java, Maple and
Matlab", CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2004. These routines have been
applied to the two ODE problems and the two PDE problems discussed in
this reference (including the effect of fire on insulated steel as
occurred in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers). The
routines and these applications are available on request (gratis) as
explained in:


Please direct any questions about the SHK routines to WES at

G. W. Griffiths, UK
W. E. Schiesser, USA

(1) Sommeijer, B. P., P. J. van der Houwen, and J. Kok, "Time Integration
of Three-dimensional Numerical Transport Models", Appl. Num. Math., v16,
pp 201-225, 1994

(2) Wesseling, P., "Principles of Computational Fluid Dynamics", Springer,
Berlin, p201, 2001


From: Endre Suli <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 20:05:41 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: List of Finalists for the 13th Fox Prize Competition

The list of finalists for the 13th Leslie Fox Prize Competition
in Numerical Analysis, which will take place at the Oxford
University Computing Laboratory on

Friday, 22 June 2007,

has now been posted on the webpage: .

Each of the seven finalists will present a 40-minute lecture at
this one-day numerical analysis symposium.

The finalists are:

Timo Betcke (University of Manchester)
"A GSVD formulation of a domain decomposition method for
planar eigenvalue problems"

Laurent Demanet (Stanford University)
"Wave atoms and time upscaling of wave equations"

Ioana Dumitriu (University of Washington)
"Toward accurate polynomial evaluation in rounded arithmetic"

Daniel Kressner (University of Zagreb and Umea University)
"The effect of aggressive early deflation on the convergence
of the QR algorithm"

Emre Mengi (University of California at San Diego)
"On the estimation of the distance to uncontrollability for
higher-order systems"

Yoichiro Mori (University of British Columbia)
"Convergence proof of a Stokes flow immersed boundary method"

Sheehan Olver (University of Cambridge)
"Numerical approximation of highly oscillatory integrals"


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:09:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Journal of Complexity Best Paper Award


Knut Petras and Klaus Ritter Win the
Journal of Complexity 2006 Best Paper Award

The paper "On the complexity of parabolic initial value problems with
variable drift" by Knut Petras and Klaus Ritter, has been selected as
the winner of the Journal of Complexity's 2006 Best Paper Award. The
paper appeared in February 2006, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 118-145.

Each author will receive $1500 and a plaque which will be presented
at a suitable location.

The Award Committee consisted of Klaus Meer,
University of Southern Denmark at Odense,
and Shu Tezuka, Kyushu University, Japan.


From: Chartier <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 04:58:28 -0500
Subject: Call for bid to host SciCADE'11

*** Deadline for submissions June 20, 2007 ***

As is well-known, previous SciCADE meetings have been held in Auckland (1993),
Stanford (1995), Grado (1997), Fraser Island (1999), Vancouver
(2001),Trondheim (2003) and Nagoya (2005), and SciCADE'09 will take place in
Beijing. It remains to be decided where SciCADE'11 will take place.

Those wishing to organize the SciCADE'11 conference are thus invited to submit
their proposal to the selection committee, composed of

* B. Owren (chair of SciCADE'03)
* T. Mitsui (chair of SciCADE'05)
* P. Chartier (chair of SciCADE'07)
* J. Hong (chair of SciCADE'09)

by sending an email to

This proposal should include specific informations with respect to the
following items:

* Proposed date and place
* Format of the meeting (number of plenary talks, minisyposia,...)
* Focus areas of the scientific programme
* Conference facilities
* Plan for financing, including which expenses are intended to be covered
by the organiser, and approximate conference fee.

Note that the conference format should necessarily reserve slots (and funds
when required) for the

* Dalhquist Prize (administered and sponsored by SIAM)
* New Talent Prize (administered by the scientific committee)
* John Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis (administered by the scientific
committee and sponsored by ANZIAM)

*** Deadline for submissions June 20, 2007 ***


From: Frank Vogel <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:49:52 +0100
Subject: Simulation-Based Science and Engineering Training

To: Scientists, Engineers, and Students
From: Frank Vogel, President and CEO, inuTech GmbH
Re: Simulation-Based Science and Engineering Training

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As a scientist, engineer or student, how can you prepare to take
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and engineering? What modern tools are available for exploring
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Our eLearning modules offer a unique opportunity to customize your
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You will also have the opportunity to participate in an on-site training
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From: Julie Haenisch <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 11:00:19 -0400
Subject: Calculus Study Guide from Princeton Univ Press

Princeton University Press is proud to announce the publication of a new
study guide, THE CALCULUS LIFESAVER: All the Tools You Need to Excel at
Calculus by Adrian Banner ($24.95/728 pgs).

"Banner's book is a chatty, user-friendly guide to calculus that will be a
useful addition to the resources available to students. Banner does an
exceptionally thorough job while maintaining an engaging style."--Gerald B.
Folland, author of ADVANCED CALCULUS

Read the first chapter, table of contents, and watch streaming videos of
lectures online at:


From: Simon Chandler-Wilde <>
Date: 26 Mar 2007 13:56:20 +0100
Subject: Numerical Aspects of Waves, Reading UK, Jul 2007

WAVES 2007, 23-27 July 2007, University of Reading, UK

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS (closing date 15 April 2007)

The 8th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of
Waves (Waves 2007) will be held at the University of Reading, organised
jointly with INRIA from 23-27 July 2007.

This conference is one of the main venues where significant advances in the
analysis and computational modelling of wave phenomena and exciting new
applications are presented.

Invited Speakers will include:

Mark Ablowitz (Colorado, USA)
Annalisa Buffa (Pavia, Italy)
Weng Cho Chew (Illinois, USA)
Tom Hagstrom (New Mexico, USA)
Andreas Kirsch (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Giles Lebeau (Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Ross McPhedran (Sydney, Australia)
John Toland (Bath, UK)

We cordially invite you to submit a paper for presentation at the
conference via the web site on or before 15 April 2007, the papers taking
the form of a 2-3 page short paper/extended abstract, to be published in
the conference proceedings. For further instructions and the required latex
style file, please see

We would appreciate it if you could bring this notice to the attention of
relevant colleagues and students.

We hope very much to have your company at Waves 2007.

Yours sincerely,
Simon Chandler-Wilde (Reading) and Patrick Joly (INRIA)


From: "Craig Lucas" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 17:03:24 +0100
Subject: Parallel Programming Summer School, Manchester, England, Aug 2007

Manchester Computing, at the University of Manchester, are pleased to
announce the 2007 Parallel Programming Summer School.

There are two parallel sessions. Attendees without knowledge of
Fortran or C study:
. Fortran
. Introduction to HPC
. OpenMP
. Introduction to MPI

Experienced programmers study:
. Introduction to HPC
. OpenMP
. Introduction to MPI
. Advanced MPI
. Code Optimization

There will also be guest lectures on broader topics in HPC. Speakers
include Jack Dongarra and vendor experts.

Fees, Accommodation and Meals
We can provide student accommodation with private bathroom, and all
meals. Registration and all other fees are a maximum of £399.50 for UK
academic institutions. Places are limited.

For further details and registration please see:


From: Benito Chen <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:08:34 -0600
Subject: Flow in Porous Media with Emphasis on Modeling Oil Reservoirs, Jun 2007

18-29 June Flow in Porous Media with Emphasis on Modeling Oil Reservoirs
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Description: Oil production and the factors involved in the process are
of prime importance in today's world. The understanding and modeling of
the physical and chemical processes are necessary to increase oil
production. It is also a very difficult subject since oil reservoirs are
very complex. Simulation of flow inside a porous medium involves dealing
with several phases, multiple scales and heterogeneity. Among the topics
to be covered are the physical and chemical properties of reservoirs,
mathematical and numerical models of multiphase flow in porous media,
and geostatistics and stochastic differential equations.

Main Speakers: Zhangxin Chen (Southern Methodist University), Martin
Diaz (Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo), Malgorzata Peszynska (Oregon
State University) and Mohammad Piri (University of Wyoming).

Sponsors: Rocky Mountain Mathematical Consortium, University of Wyoming
and National Science Foundation (pending).

Deadline: For applications/abstracts of talks: April 1, 2007.

Information: B. Chen-Charpentier and A.D. Porter and Department of
Mathematics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071. e-mail and


From: Jon Trevelyan <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:15:44 -0500
Subject: 6th UK Conference on Boundary Integral Methods, Sep 2007

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 12th May 2007 for the 6th UK
Conference on Boundary Integral Methods, to be held in Durham, UK, on 17th-
18th September 2007.

Papers on all aspects of boundary integral or boundary element methods are
invited. The friendly tone of the previous meetings, and the relatively low
cost of attendance, have made this series of meetings the ideal place for
postgraduate students to present their work for the first time. However the
meetings are also supported by contributions from the more experienced
researchers in an active boundary integral research community.

A Call for Papers document can be downloaded from the conference website and contains abstract and paper
submission instructions.

Jon Trevelyan
Durham University
Conference Chairman


From: Osni Marques <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:30:23 -0500
Subject: Workshop on tools for high-end computer applications, Aug 2007

Eighth Workshop on the DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, August 21-24, 2007

The DOE Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection comprises a set
of tools that aim at simplifying the solution of common and important
computational problems. The tools have substantially benefited a wide range
of scientific and industrial applications; these benefits are accounted not
only by improving computational efficiency but also by enabling
computation that would not have been possible otherwise.

The four-day workshop will present an introduction to the ACTS Collection
for application scientists whose research demands include either large
amounts of computation, the use of robust numerical algorithms, or
combinations of these. The workshop will include a range of tutorials on
the tools currently available in the collection, discussion sessions aimed
to solve specific computational needs by the workshop participants, and
hands-on practices using NERSC's state-of-the-art computers.

This workshop is opened to computational scientists from industry and
academia. Registration fees are fully sponsored by the DOE's Office of
Science. In addition, DOE will sponsor travel expenses and lodging for a
limited number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For more
information on the workshop, please contact Tony Drummond at
(510) 486-7624 or Osni Marques at (510) 486-5290.

Relevant Links:

- Application form:
- ACTS Collection information:

Important Dates to Remember:

- Application submission deadline: June 22, 2007
- Application review completed and invitations sent: July 05, 2007
- Attendee confirmation of participation deadline: July 13, 2007
- Workshop Dates: August 21-24, 2007


From: "Douglas N. Arnold" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:45:24 -0500
Subject: IMA course on Compressive Sampling (application deadline 4/1), Jun 2007

Compressive Sampling and Frontiers in Signal Processing
June 4-15, 2007

Application deadline: April 1, 2007

Instructors: Emmanuel J. Candes (Caltech),
Ronald DeVore (U. South Carolina),
Richard Baraniuk (Rice University)

One of the central tenets of signal processing and data acquisition is
the Shannon/Nyquist sampling theory: the number of samples needed to
capture a signal is dictated by its bandwidth. Very recently, an
alternative sampling or sensing theory has emerged which goes against
this conventional wisdom. This theory now known as "Compressive
Sampling" or "Compressed Sensing" allows the faithful recovery of
signals and images from what appear to be highly incomplete sets of
data, i.e., from far fewer data bits than traditional methods use. The
last two years have seen an explosion of research activity in the area
of compressive sampling, and many beautiful connections to diverse
branches of mathematics such as probability theory and especially random
matrix theory, mathematical optimization, and analysis in
high-dimensional Banach spaces, and to many other disciplines like
signal processing, information theory, coding theory, theoretical
computer science, and statistics. Many enticing open problems remain.

From June 4-15, 2007 the IMA will host an intensive short course
designed to efficiently provide researchers in the mathematical sciences
and related disciplines the basic knowledge prerequisite to undertake
research in this exciting new area, taught by three of the leading
researchers in the area. The course will be limited to 25 participants,
typically mathematics faculty, selected by application.

All successful applicants will be funded for travel and local expenses.

For more information and to apply:


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 08:48:58 +0200
Subject: INFORMS International 2007 in Puerto Rico, Jul 2007


INFORMS International Puerto Rico Conference, July 8-11, 2007,
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

The international conference will showcase recent advances and
promising trends in the theory, methods, applications, and software
for operations research and the management sciences.

Shabbir Ahmed -- Stochastic Integer Programming
Vernon Austel -- Computing
Sam Burer -- An Introduction to
Semidefinite Programming and Its Applications
Bob Clemen -- Linking Decision Analysis and
Behavioral Decision Research
Wally Hopp -- Toward a Science of White Collar
Workforce Management
Francois Margot -- Symmetry in Integer Programming
Amit Nanvati – Social Networks
Gregory Parnell – Systems Decision Process
Janos Pinter -- Modeling and Optimizing Nonlinear Systems
in Integrated Computing Environments
Srinivasa Raghavan
Rakesh Sarin -- Does More Money Buy You More Happiness
David Simchi-Levi -- Effective Supply Contracts
Cole Smith -- Mathematical Programming in Sports
Candi Yano

Abstracts should not exceed 50 words. Submissions
are available on the conference web site.

Proposals of organizing sessions on various topics are welcome
and can be sent to the Program Chair,
Robin Lougee-Heimer at

Deadline for early registration: May 28, 2007.
Abstract submissions are open on a space-available basis.

Early registration: $465 ($410 for INFORMS Members).
Late registration: $565 ($510 for INFORMS Members).
Discounts for students and retirees apply. For details, see .

Web address:
Email address:


From: Rene Schneider <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 09:49:18 +0100
Subject: Professor position in Numerical Analysis at TU-Chemnitz

Professor position in Numerical Analysis at TU-Chemnitz

The Faculty of Mathematics of Chemnitz University of Technology
(TU-Chemnitz) is currently seeking to fill a position as

Full Professor
(Universitaetsprofessor, W3)
in Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

as soon as possible.

The successful applicant should have made significant contributions to
the mathematical research in the above mentioned area. In particular
he/she should be experienced in modern numerical methods for PDEs. Of
special interest are the areas of PDE constrained optimisation, shape
optimisation or multi field problems. Willingness to participate in
interdisciplinary research projects with other research groups within
TU-Chemnitz as well as willingness to acquire external research funding
are considered mandatory.

Teaching requirements will include courses for students of the
mathematical department as well as courses for students of other
faculties. Main working language will be German, although willingness to
offer courses in English is also considered a requirement.

Application deadline is 10/04/2007. For further details see the
following web page (German)


From: Saleet Jafri <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:12:46 -0500
Subject: Associate Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Associate Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

The College of Science (COS) at George Mason University is seeking
candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the Associate Professor
level. The position is located on the Prince William Campus of GMU in
suburban Washington, D.C. For more detailed information about the
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, please visit our
website at

Successful candidates will have a strong research interest in
bioinformatics or computational biology, and a doctoral degree in a
relevant area. The candidate should have demonstrated interest in
systems biology (broadly defined) applied to cancer biology and should
integrate with existing faculty research interests. Additionally, a
strong commitment to contributing to our existing Certificate, MS and
PhD programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is expected.
Applicants should have the potential to obtain support for independent
research projects, a strong publication record, and experience in
academic teaching and mentoring.

Interested individuals should submit a CV and a letter of intent
(including statements of research and teaching interests) electronically
through for position number F8994Z.

Individuals should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation
sent to: Dr. Saleet Jafri, Chair, Cancer Biology Faculty Search
Committee, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
George Mason University, 10900 University Blvd., MS 5B3, Manassas, VA
20110 USA

The application period will remain open until the position is filled;
however, all applications submitted before April 1, 2007 are guaranteed
full consideration. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Depending on budgetary resources, the position will commence in August
of 2007.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution
with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is
30,000, with students studying in 148 degree programs at campuses in
Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to


From: Michael Hintermueller <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:09:10 -0500
Subject: Postdoc in Applied Math. (University of Graz, Austria)

The special research group on “Mathematical Optimization and Applications in
Biomedical Sciences" hosted at the Karl Franzens University of Graz (KFU) and
the Graz University of Technology (TUG) invites applications for a

POST-DOC Position in Applied Mathematics

in the project area “Free boundaries and Level Set Methods” directed by M.
Hintermueller (KFU). We are looking for a young scientist holding a PhD in
Applied Mathematics or Scientific Computing with specialization in at least
one of the fields: large scale or PDE-constrained optimization, shape or
topology optimization and level set methods, or mathematical image processing.

The SFB incorporates eight interdisciplinary research projects headed by
scientists from Applied Mathematics and Medical Engineering. For more details
see the project descriptions on the web page
Also, the post-doc is invited to cooperate with the START-Project “Interfaces
and Free Boundaries” directed by M. Hintermueller
( The salary follows the rules of the
Austrian National Science Foundation FWF (approximately brutto EUR 41250/year).

Please send your application by email to Your email should contain a pdf file as an
attachment with the following information:
* Curriculum Vitae (CV),
* a short description of your qualifications and experience (i.e., a list of
upper level courses, files of Diploma or Master thesis, PhD Thesis),
* a letter describing concisely your scientific interests,
* names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide a

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermueller, Institute of Mathematics and
Scientific Computing, University of Graz, Heinrichstrasse 36, A-8010 Graz,
tel.: + 43 316 380 8546, Fax: + 43 316 380 9815.


From: Wei Cai <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 10:53:05 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Mathematics

Application is sought for a postdoctoral
position with experience in scientific computation
in the area of electromagnetics and optics and
computational biology. Please e-mail application to <>. Or send the application to Prof.
Wei Cai,
Department of Mathematics, University of
North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.


From: Jean-Yves L Excellent <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 14:17:21 +0100
Subject: Postdoc position in sparse linear algebra at ENS Lyon, France

Dear all,

A two year post doctoral position is available in Lyon (France),
to work on parallel sparse direct solvers. More information can
be found at
or by contacting Patrick Amestoy (
or myself.

Thank you for forwarding this information to candidates that
might be interested.

Best regards,
Jean-Yves L'Excellent


From: Michael Hintermueller <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:04:34 -0500
Subject: Postdoc in Applied Math (University of Graz, Austria)

The START-Project “Interfaces and Free Boundaries” (directed by M.
Hintermueller) hosted at the Karl Franzens University of Graz (Austria)
invites applications for a

POST-DOC Position in Applied Mathematics.

We are looking for a young scientist holding a PhD in Applied Mathematics or
Scientific Computing with specialization in at least one of the fields: large
scale or PDE-constrained optimization, variational inequalities, shape or
topology optimization, mathematical image processing.

The START-project is based on a scientific award by the Austrian Ministry of
Education, Science and Culture administered by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.
Besides applied mathematics, the START-Project also has a strong component in
computational science focusing on the numerical realization of algorithms in
various applications. For a more detailed description see the web page Also, the post-doc is invited to cooperate
with the special research group on “Mathematical Optimization and Applications
in Biomedical Sciences” ( The salary follows
the rules of the Austrian National Science Foundation FWF (approximately
brutto EUR 41250/year).

Please send your application by email to
Your email should contain a pdf file as an attachment with the following
* Curriculum Vitae (CV),
* a short description of your qualifications and experience (publications,
* a letter describing concisely your scientific interests,
* names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide a
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermueller, Institute of Mathematics and
Scientific Computing, University of Graz, Heinrichstr. 36, A-8010 Graz,
Austria; tel.: + 43 316 380 8546, Fax: + 43 316 380 9815.


From: "Hesthaven, Jan Sickmann" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:23:16 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Position in Numerical/Applied Analysis at Brown University

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to be part
of a new Brown-MIT collaborative effort in the development and
analysis of certified reduced basis methods. These techniques
allow the formulation of fast reduced order models with rigorous
a posteriori bounds and have numerous important applications
in control, optimization, and compression of general problems
in acoustics, electromagnetics, and heat conduction.

The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD in Mathematics or Applied
Mathematics with an emphasis on applied and numerical analysis
for PDE's, ideally wave problems. Experience with finite element
methods and the implementation of complex algorithms in C/C++
is strongly preferred.

The starting date is negotiable but not later than Sept 1, 2007 and
earlier is strongly preferred. The initial appointment will be for one
year with the possibility of extending it to three years. Salery and
benefits are competitive. Teaching is encouraged but not required.

Please send application material (CV, AMS coversheet, statement of
research interests) and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation
send to

RBM Postdoctoral Search
Attn: Janice D'Amico
Division of Applied Mathematics
Brown University, Box F
182 George St
Providence, RI 02912, USA

Electronic applications can be send to Ms D'Amico at

Applications will be considered as they arrive until the position is filled.

Further details about the position can be obtained by contacting
Jan S Hesthaven (


From: Axel Voigt <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 08:12:10 +0100
Subject: PhD / PostDoc positions in applied mathematics and computer science

PhD Studentships (BAT IIa) and PostDoc positions (BAT Ib)
available in computational science at Institute for Scientific
Computing, TU Dresden, Germany.

1) EU/NSF project in 6th FP "Computational materials research"
Experience in the following areas is desired: numerics for PDEs
(finite elements, interface problemens, multilevel solvers) , good
programing skills in C++
You should have, or be expecting to complete, a degree in applied
mathematics, computational materials science or theoretical physics.

2) DFG project "Modeling of biomembranes"
Experience in the following areas is desired: modeling of interface
problems, level set and/or phase-field methods, good programing
skills in C++
You should have, or be expecting to complete, a degree in applied
mathematics, computational biology or theoretical physics.

3) "Software development for HPC - AMDiS"
Further development of our adaptive finite element software AMDiS.
Experience in the following areas is desired: software engineering,
finite element method, excellent programing skills in C++
You should have, or be expecting to complete, a degree in computer
science or applied mathematics.

Letters of application including a CV and a summary of research
experience in the above areas should be addressed to

Prof. Dr. Axel Voigt,
Institute for Scientific Computing,
TU Dresden,
01062 Dresden

Further details may be found at
informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Axel Voigt


From: "Sastry, Dr VVSS" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 13:48:59 -0000
Subject: Student Internships at Cranfield University, DCMT Shrivenham, UK

The Engineering Systems Department of Cranfield University within the
Defence College of Management and Technology is offering two research
internships working on the application of Artificial Neural Networks
and/or Fuzzy Logic to wheeled vehicle dynamics, principally ride and

A good academic background in a science or engineering discipline with
a good command of Matlab/Simulink computational environment is
essential. Programming skills in higher level languages such as
C/C++/Java is an additional advantage. A rudimentary knowledge of
artificial intelligence techniques is welcome.

Student internships are normally for duration of three/four months and
do not lead to a formal academic award. It is expected that the
internships start normally in May or a mutually convenient
time. Students are expected to produce a final report based on the
work carried out during their internship. There is no tuition fee
attached to the internship and a stipend of £240 pounds per week is
paid towards the cost of living for the duration of the internship.

For further details, please visit

Dr. V V S S Sastry
Director of Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Applied Mathematics and Operational Research
Engineering Systems Department
Cranfield University, DCMT Shrivenham, Wilts. SN6 8LA.


From: Alok Gupta <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:59:26 -0500
Subject: Ph.D. thesis on wave propagation in porous media

A Ph.D. fellowship is available at Sisyphe-UPMC, Paris from Oct. 07. It is
subsidized by a large European oil company.

This thesis will address various aspects of wave propagation in porous media.
A central theme in our activities is to determine the velocities of the
compression and shear waves by solving the dynamic equation on an elementary
cell filled or not by one or several fluids. This question is very important
for engineering purposes, but it has not yet been satisfactorily solved from
an academic standpoint and several of its aspects have not attracted much

The candidate should have a solid background in mechanics, partial
differential equations and numerical techniques. The candidate should master
written and spoken English. The candidate should be ready to spend a
significant amount of time in the oil company in order to implement the
softwares which will be developed in our lab.

The candidate should spend a probation stay in France before the Ph.D. starts.

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From: "Saff, Edward B" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 13:46:17 -0500
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approx

Constructive Approximation

Vol. 25 No. 3 2007
Table of Contents

"Affine Density, Frame Bounds, and the Admissibility Condition for
Wavelet Frames"
by G. Kutyniok
Pages 239-253

"Perturbations of Roots Under Linear Transformations of Polynomials"
by B. Curgus and V. Mascioni
Pages 255-277

"Multi-Box Splines"
by T.N.T. Goodman
Pages 279-301

"On the Bernstein Constants of Polynomial Approximation"
by D.S. Lubinsky
Pages 303-366

Constructive Approximation
An International Journal for Approximations and Expansions
Published by Springer


From: "Gladwell, Ian" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:03:16 -0500
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

Table of Contents
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, March 2007, Volume 33, Number 1

For more information, including abstracts and access to full text, see

W. H. Enright, Wayne B. Hayes,
Robust and Reliable Defect Control for Runge Kutta Methods. Article 1,
19 pages

Markus Neher
Complex Standard Functions and Their Implementation in the CoStLy
Library. Article 2, 27 pages

Nicholas I. M. Gould and Philippe L. Toint
FILTRANE, a Fortran 95 Filter-Trust-Region Package for Solving
Nonlinear Least-Squares and Nonlinear Feasibility Problems. Article 3,
23 pages

Håvard Berland, Bård Skaflestad and Will M. Wright
EXPINT --- A MATLAB Package for Exponential Integrators. Article 4, 17

Marco Morandini and Paolo Mantegazza
Using Dense Storage to Solve Small Sparse Linear Systems. Article 5,
12 pages

Ioannis C. Demetriou
Algorithm 863: L2WPMA, a Fortran 77 Package for Weighted Least Squares
Piecewise Monotonic Data Approximation. Article 6, 19 pages

Silvano Martello, David Pisingery, Daniele Vigo, Edgar den Boef and
Jan Korst
Algorithm 864: Algorithms for General and Robot-Packable Variants of
the Three-Dimensional Bin Packing Problem. Article 7, 12 pages

Fred G. Gustavson, John K. Reid and Jerzy Wasniewski
Algorithm 865: Fortran 95 Subroutines for Cholesky Factorization in
Blocked Hybrid Format. Article 8, 5 pages


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 17:24:03 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 22, Number 3 (June, 2007)

Choong Ming Chin, Abdul Halim bin Abdul Rashid and Khalid bin Mohamed Nor
Global and local convergence theory of a filter line search method
for nonlinear programming

M. Alber and R. Reemtsen
Intensity modulated radiotherapy treatment planning by use of a
barrier-penalty multiplier method

Martin Weiser, Peter Deuflhard and Bodo Erdmann
Affine conjugate adaptive Newton methods
for nonlinear elastomechanics

R. Baier, C. B\"uskens, I. A. Chahma, M. Gerdts
Approximation of reachable sets by direct solution methods
for optimal control problems

Radek Kucera
Minimizing quadratic functions with separable quadratic constraints

Yu. Nesterov
Modified Gauss-Newton scheme with worst-case guarantees for
global performance

E. Alba, G. Luque, C.A.C. Coello and E.A.H. Luna
A comparative study of serial and parallel heuristics used to design
combinational logic circuits

Li Zhang, W. Zhou and D. Li
Global convergence of the DY conjugate gradient method with Armijo
line serch for unconstrained optimization problems

H. Mansouri and C. Roos
A simplified O(nL) infeasible interior-point algorithm
for linear optimization using full Newton steps

C.Z. Wu, K.L. Teo, YI Zhao and W.Y. Yan
An optimal control problem involving impulsive integrodifferential systems

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

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