NA Digest Monday, January 28, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 04

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Ilias Kotsireas <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:48:30 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 2008 Jenks Prize: Call for Nominations


ACM/SIGSAM Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize
for Excellence in Computer Algebra Software Engineering

The third Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for excellence in software
engineering for computer algebra will be awarded at International
Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2008) at RISC
Linz, Austria, in July, 2008. The prize will consist of a plaque and a
cash award of $1,000.

Nominations, including self nominations, for this prize are hereby
solicited. Each nomination should be accompanied by a carefully
completed nomination form. Candidates (or their nominators) should
arrange to have two to five confidential letters of recommendation
submitted by persons who are familiar with the nominee's software
engineering achievements in computer algebra. The letters are an
especially important part of the nomination packet. We welcome
re-nominations of previously nominated candidates into the current

Please see for more details.

Previous winners have been the SINGULAR team at the University of
Kaiserslautern (2004) and Prof. John J. Cannon of The University of
Sydney (2006).

Software engineering will be interpreted broadly, but it should be an
important component in the work of any nominee. The nominee can be an
individual or a team, when the latter is appropriate. Any questions
about the suitability of a given body of work for the prize should be
directed to a member of the prize committee as listed below.

All nominations must be received by May 1, 2008.

The prize winner will be selected by a committee consisting of the
following individuals:

- Barry Trager (co-chair), IBM Research (
- Tony Hearn (co-chair), Rand Corporation (
- Mark Giesbrecht, ACM SIGSAM Chair, University of Waterloo (
- David Musser, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst (
- Mike Dewar, Numerical Algorithms Group (

All nominations and supporting papers should be sent by email to by May 1, 2008.


From: "William E. Schiesser" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:26:44 -0500
Subject: Method of Lines Software

We have extended the software for the method of lines (MOL) solution of
PDEs announced previously (NA Digest, Sunday, December 2, 2007, Volume
07: Issue 49). Specifically, the MOL solution of 2D and 3D PDEs has
been added as four example applications (coded in Matlab) that
illustrate systems of linear and nonlinear PDEs in Cartesian,
cylindrical and spherical coordinates with Dirichlet, Neumann and third
type boundary conditions.

This software is available on a CD, with related printed material,
through a request directed to Please provide a postal
mailing address. A small package will be sent by US First Class mail or
international air mail.

Please direct any questions to

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


From: Andy Wathen <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:21:54 -0500
Subject: Oxford Golub-around-the-world event on 29th Feb

Details for the Oxford Golub-around-the-world event on Friday 29th February
are now posted at

where you will find the programme and how to register

- Andy Wathen


From: Qing Nie <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 11:05:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: UC Irvine Symp on Mathematical Systems Biology, Feb 2009

1st UCIrvine Symposium on Mathematical Systems Biology,
February 28-29, 2008

The 1st UCIrvine Symposium on
Mathematical Systems Biology -
"Spatial Dynamics of Growth and Signaling",
will be held at UC Irvine on February 28-29, 2008.

The speakers for the symposium are

Alexander Anderson (Dundee)
Mark Chaplain (Dundee)
Olivier Cinquin (Wisconsin)
Vittorio Cristini (U. of Texas, Houston)
Timothy Elston(UNC)
Avner Friedman (MBI, Ohio State)
Boris Kholodenko (Thomas Jefferson)
Wallace Marshall (UCSF)
Steven McDougall(Heriot-Watt)
Hans Othmer (Minnesota)
Ertugrul Ozbudak (Stowers Institute)
Vito Quaranta (Vanderbilt)
Christopher Rao (UIUC)
Kristin Swanson (Washington)
David Umulis (Minnesota)
Jin Wang (Stony Brook)

More information for the symposium can be found at:


From: Margot Gerritsen <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:32:51 -0500
Subject: Remembrances in Celebration of Gene Golub, Stanford, Feb 29, 2008

Dear friends of Gene's,

We'd like to invite you to the Remembrances in Celebration of Gene
Golub meeting on February 29, 2008, which would have been Gene's 76th
birthday. The memorial meeting will be held in the Ballroom of the
newly renovated Old Union on Stanford Campus, beginning at 2pm.

The meeting will start with remembrances by several of Gene's many
close friends. To date, we are so pleased to have confirmation from
Celia Concus, Leah Friedman, Walter Gander, Alvin Golub (Gene's
brother), Marvin Knopp. Jill Knuth, Victor Pereyra, Michael Saunders,
and Werner Stuetzle.

After the organized speakers, who will share many wonderful stories of
Gene, we will have an open mike session where you will have the
opportunity to speak for a couple of minutes if you so desire. Drinks,
and especially tasty snacks, as Gene would have liked it, will be
served throughout the meeting.

If you plan to attend, please register for the event at:
This allows us to make an estimate of the expected number
attending. If you would like to speak during the open mike session,
please indicate that on the registration form also.

Finally, we would like to display a large collection of photos,
showing Gene through the years. If you have photos of Gene that you
would like to share, please send a digital copy by email to Margot.

Very best wishes from the 2/29 organizing committee,

Leah Friedman, Jim Lambers, Walter Murray and Margot Gerritsen

ps The Symposium on Gene Golub's Legacy will be held in honor of Gene
on March 1, the day after the memorial celebration. Information about
the symposium can be found at


From: Ales Janka <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 20:21:10 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Colloque Numer. Suisse / Schweizer Numerik Kolloquium, Apr 25, 2008

University of Fribourg, Switzerland; April 25, 2008

Conference web site:
Contact person: Ales Janka,

Swiss Numerics Colloquium on numerical analysis, scientific computing,
high-performance computing, visualization, modelling and simulation in
engineering and chemistry, organized by the Departement of Mathematics at
the University of Fribourg.

Proposition for posters and short oral presentations (from academia and
industry) are welcome. No conference fee. Registration online via the
conference web page.

- Submission of abstracts for talks: March 1, 2008
- Registration for the colloquium : March 30, 2008

Ales Janka
Universite de Fribourg
CH-1700 Fribourg-Perolles



From: "Weideman, JAC <>" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:05:13 +0200
Subject: South African Symp. on Numerical and Applied Mathematics, Mar 2008

This is the 2nd announcement of SANUM 2008 (South African Numerical
and Applied Mathematics Symposium) to be held March 26, 27, 28 in
Stellenbosch, South Africa.

A recent addition to our program is a special memorial session
dedicated to the late Ron Mitchell, who was a mentor to several South
African numerical analysts. Anyone whose career was influenced by
this kind and generous man is welcome to take part.

Plenary speakers include Andrew Bassom (University of Western
Australia), Jeff Cash (Imperial College, London), Willy Hereman
(Colorado School of Mines), Jannie Hofmeyr (Stellenbosch University),
Rolf Jeltsch (ETH Zurich), and Tom Manteuffel (University of Colorado,

Registration is now open at


From: "Craig Lucas" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:49:09 +0000
Subject: MATLAB Courses at the University of Manchester, UK, Feb/Apr 2008

We offer 4 levels of MATLAB course, from one for the very beginner
to material for the more experienced user. The courses build to
provide a full understanding of the software. They are designed to
follow on from one another, allowing you to start and stop at an
appropriate level. This semesters dates are:

MATLAB 1 February 27th
MATLAB 2 February 28th
MATLAB 3 April 16th
MATLAB 4 April 17th

MATLAB 1 is aimed at those new to MATLAB and programming. MATLAB 2
is for those who already have programming experience. Advanced
topics in Data Structures, Functions and Graphics are the subject of
MATLAB 3. In MATLAB 4 we cover profiling and optimization. The
courses are taught with "MATLAB Guide" (2nd Edition), Desmond and
Nicholas Higham, which we provide as part of your booking.

Academic and commercial attendees are welcome. For further details
and booking please see:

Best wishes,
Dr Craig Lucas High Performance Computing


From: Mehi Al-Baali <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:32:08 +0400
Subject: Conf on Numerical Analysis and Optimization, Oman, Apr 2008

Conference on Numerical Analysis and Optimization
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
April 6-8, 2008


The purpose of this conference is to bring together experts in
Optimization and Numerical Analysis in hope of promoting scientific
exchange and discuss possibilities of further cooperation, networking
and promotion of mobility of senior and young researchers and research
students. The participants will present their results and discuss
further new developments concerning applicable methods in their
fields. The conference will feature lectures by invited prominent
mathematicians and will provide the opportunity for regional
researchers to present their latest work.


a.. Oleg Burdakov, Linkoping University, Sweden
b.. Yu-Hong Dai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
c.. Gianni Di Pillo, Rome University, Italy
d.. Francisco Facchinei, Rome University, Italy
e.. Masao Fukushima, Kyoto University, Japan
f.. Laura Palagi, Rome University, Italy
g.. Mike J.D. Powell, Cambridge University, UK
h.. Cornelis Roos, Delft University of Technology, Denmark
i.. Ekkehard W. Sachs, University of Trier, Germany
j.. Emilio Spedicato, Bergamo University, Italy
k.. Philippe Toint, University of Namur, Belgium
l.. G. Alistair Watson, University of Dundee, UK


A person wishing to participate at the conference should apply by
e-mail as early as possible (the number of seats is limited). If
he/she wishes to contribute a talk, the abstract is required and be
arranged as follows: Title, Name(s) of the Author(s), E-mail
address(es), Mailing address(es), and the text of the abstract.

Acceptance will be notified within two weeks.

· March 12, 2008: Abstract submission deadline
· March 26, 2008: Registration deadline
· April 6-8, 2008: Conference dates



Please access the website at:


From: Nazanalar <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:39:28 +0200
Subject: Symposium on Chaos and Complex Systems, Istanbul, May 2008

Dear Colleagues

This year we organise the Second International Interdisciplinary Chaos
Symposium "Chaos and Complex Systems" will be held at Istanbul Kultur
University during May 9 - 11, 2008. Istanbul-Turkey, URL address:

The 2008 symposium will be interdisciplinary and will cover such
topics as chaos, complex systems, fractals and nonlinear phenomena in
basic sciences, engineering, social and life sciences.

Please circulate the announcement, call for papers to your colleagues.

Sincerely yours

Dr. Nazan Caglar
Organiser CCS2008
Istanbul Kultur University


From: Ilias Kotsireas <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:49:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Milestones in Computer Algebra (MICA 2008), May 2008


A Conference in Honour of Keith Geddes' 60th Birthday
Stonehaven Bay, Trinidad and Tobago, 1-3 May 2008


Keith Geddes' research has spanned the areas of numerical approximation,
algebraic algorithms for symbolic computation, hybrid symbolic-numeric
computation and the design and implementation of computer algebra systems.
He is perhaps best known as co-founder of the Maple computer algebra
system. Through his teaching, research and software, the work of Keith
Geddes has touched millions of individuals. In honour of Keith Geddes'
60th birthday, the 40th year of his scientific career and the 20th
anniversary of the founding of Maplesoft, a conference will be held May
1-3, 2008 near Scarborough, Tobago.

The conference will feature invited talks by well known
figures in the computer algebra world as well as contributed talks
selected by the program committee. The following invited speakers have
confirmed their participation.

- Jim Cooper (Maplesoft, Canada)
- Gaston Gonnet (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Michael Monagan (Simon Fraser U., Canada)
- Joel Moses (MIT, USA)
- Peter Paule (RISC Linz, Austria)
- B. David Saunders (U. Delaware, USA)
- David Stoutemyer (U. Hawaii, USA)
- Jan Verschelde (U. Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Call for Papers
Contributions of original research in areas related to Keith Geddes'
career or of related historical interest (or both) are invited. Extended
abstracts of 4-5 pages should be submitted by February 22, 2008. Please
see the website for details. A special issue of the Journal of Symbolic
Computation is approved to follow the conference, with a submission
deadline of September 1, 2008.

Topics include, but are not limited to: algebraic algorithms for symbolic
computation, hybrid symbolic-numeric computation, numerical approximation,
symbolic summation and integration, and the design of symbolic computation
libraries and systems.

Important Dates
- Extended abstracts due: February 22, 2008.
- Notification: March 21, 2008.
- MICA Conference: May 1-3, 2008.
- Journal paper submission: September 1, 2008.

The conference will be held at the Grafton Beach Resort, located about 8km
from Scarborough, the capital of Tobago, and about 8km from the Crown
Point international airport. Accommodation at a special conference rate is
available at the resort.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Waterloo, and in
cooperation with ACM SIGSAM. Major support is gratefully acknowledged from
Maplesoft. The conference thanks the Ontario Research Centre for Computer
Algebra, the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario and
the University of the West Indies for additional support.

Notice: All aspects of the conference are subject to change without


From: "hpworkshop" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:40:31 -0000
Subject: Workshop on Higher Order Methods, May 2008

One Day Workshop on Higher Order Methods in
Computational Science and Engineering
Thursday 15th May 2008
Civil and Computational Engineering Research Centre,
School of Engineering, Swansea University. U.K.

The Wales Institute of Mathematics and Computation has kindly provided
funding to allow the organization of a one day workshop on higher
order methods in computational science and engineering. The workshop
will take place in the Civil and Computational Engineering Research
Centre within the School of Engineering at Swansea University on
Thursday 15th May 2008. It will consist of invited talks from key
experts in the field as well as a small number of contributed
presentations. The workshop aims to promote interaction and discussion
between U.K. industry and academia, although participants from outside
the U.K are also welcome to attend.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* hp Finite Elements
* Higher discontinuous Galerkin Techniques
* Spectral Methods
* Efficient Solvers and Preconditioning Techniques for Higher Order Methods
* Mesh generation techniques for higher order methods
* Visualization techniques for higher order methods.

Upto date information will be placed on the workshop website:

There is no registration fee for attending the workshop, although
prospective participants are kindly asked to register their interest
in attending the workshop by sending their contact details to the
following email address. Participants
interested in giving a contributed presentation should also contact
the organizer as soon as possible.

Paul D. Ledger


From: Luis Randez <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:08:36 -0500
Subject: Workshop "Math & Water", Zaragoza (Spain), May 2008

Organizer: Instituto de Matemáticas y Aplicaciones (IUMA), Zaragoza
Co-sponsor: Instituto Interdisciplinar de Matemáticas (IMI), Madrid

Place: Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Dates: May 19-21, 2008

To show the role of Mathematics in modeling natural processes, in particular
those related with Water. The WS pretends to put in contact scientists,
engineers and managers of water resources, to analyze actual problems and
how Maths can help in searching solutions for them.

TOPICS The topics to be addressed include (but are not limited to):
Channels, shallow water, Underground water, Aquifers, Permeability,
Oceanography, Multiphase flows, Models in Water contamination,Statistics in

Jacob Bear, Technion, Israel
Jesús Ildefonso Díaz, IMI, Univ. Complutense de Madrid
Juan I. Montijano, IUMA, Univ. Zaragoza (Chair)
George Pinder, Univ. of Vermont, USA

All interested in presenting communications (20 minutes) or posters should
send an abstract (500 words maximum) before March 15th, 2008 to:
Accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentation or poster.


From: Cristian Gatu <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:13:26 +0200
Subject: 1st Workshop, ERCIM Working Group on Computing & Statistics, Jun 2008

First Workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on
Computing & Statistics
19-21 June 2008, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Organized in co-operation with the
"International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC)",
Journal of "Computational Statistics & Data Analysis", Elsevier.

Main sponsor:
"European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics"

All aspects of statistics which make use, directly or indirectly, of
computing will be considered for presentation. The organization of
sessions and suggestion of possible tracks within the framework of the
Working Group (WG) "Computing & Statistics" are strongly encouraged.
The WG comprises a number of specialized tracks in various research
areas of Computational Statistics:

The meeting will take place jointly with the 5th International
workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications and the 2nd
International workshop on Computational and Financial Econometrics.

Papers containing strong computational statistical, or substantive
data-analytic elements will be considered for publication in a special
peer-reviewed, or regular, issue of the Journal "Computational
Statistics & Data Analysis".

Keynote Speakers:

o Michael W. Berry, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
o Oliver Linton, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
o Bernard Philippe, INRIA-IRISA, Rennes, France
o Herman Van Dijk, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Important dates:

Submission of 1-page abstracts: 30 April 2008
Notification of decision: 7 May 2008
Workshop: 19-21 June 2008
Submission of full papers: 30 July 2008
Notification of decision: 15 November 2008
Final papers: 30 January 2009

Single page plain text abstracts should be submitted electronically
before the deadline. (

For further information please contact:


From: Siv <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:02:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Society for Math Biology Conf (SMB 2008), Toronto, Jul/Aug 2008

The Society for Mathematical Biology Conference 2008
Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 30 - August 2, 2008

SMB 2008 promises to be an exciting and stimulating meeting.
This is a reminder that the deadline for "minisymposia submissions" is fast

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Marty Golubitsky (University of Houston)
Melissa Knothe Tate (Case Western)
Natalia Komarova (University of California, Irvine)
Herb Levine (University ofCalifornia, San Diego)
Mark Lewis (University of Alberta)
L. Mahadevan (University of Harvard)
Tim Secomb (UniversityArizona)
Yicang Zhou (Xi'an Jiatong University))

The call for minisymposia proposals, submitted talks and posters can be
found at:


Minisymposia Proposals - January 31, 2008

Contributed talks - May 15, 2008

Poster proposals - July 15, 2008

These will all be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee and a
decision made asap.

Online registration will be available shortly


From: Bruce Boghosian <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:21:21 -0500
Subject: Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD 2008), Brazil, Aug 2008

17th International Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid
Dynamics (DSFD 2008)
Florianópolis, Brazil
August 4 - 8, 2008
First Announcement:

We are pleased to announce that the 17th International Conference on
the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD 2008) will be held in
Florianópolis, Brazil, on August 4-8, 2008.

The DSFD series of conferences originated with the historic 1986 Los
Alamos conference on lattice-gas models organized by Doolen et al.
Since that time, the DSFD conferences have emerged as the premiere
forum for researchers in the field, and many exciting new discoveries
in lattice models of fluid dynamics have been first announced at DSFD

Topics emphasized at these meetings include lattice gas automata
(LGA), the lattice Boltzmann equation (LBE), discrete velocity methods
(DVM), dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), smoothed-particle
hydrodynamics (SPH), direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC), stochastic
rotation dynamics (SRD), molecular dynamics (MD), and hybrid
methods. There will be sessions on advances in both theory and
computation, on engineering applications of discrete fluid algorithms,
and on fundamental issues in statistical mechanics, kinetic theory and
hydrodynamics and their applications in Micro, Nano and Multiscale
Physics for emerging technologies. Other topics of interest also
include theoretical and experimental work on interfacial phenomena,
droplets, free-surface flow, and micro and nanofluidics.

The DSFD 2008 program includes a series of tutorial lectures on some
of the main themes of the conference. We wish to encourage
participation from researchers at all stages of their career, from
students to senior researchers.

You are cordially invited to participate in DSFD 2008, and to
contribute a presentation on your recent research. More details
regarding presentations can be found on the DSFD2008 web page:


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:36:44 +0100
Subject: Numerical Algorithms: Special Volume dedicated to Gene Golub

The journal "Numerical Algorithms" intends to publish a special volume
in the memory of Prof. Gene H. Golub.

Only high quality papers not submitted or published elsewhere will be

Submissions can only be made electronically through the web site of
the journal

In the menu "Article Type", be sure to select "Golub".

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2008.


From: Ray Tuminaro <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:58:01 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers - SISC Copper Mountain Special Issue

The 10th Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods is scheduled from
April 6 - April 11, 2008 ( As
in previous even-numbered years, a Special Issue of SIAM Journal on Scientific
Computing (SISC) is planned. This single issue will be dedicated to recent
progress in iterative methods. Submissions are encouraged in all aspects of
iterative methods including the following highlighted areas: stochastic PDEs
and uncertainty, page rank and Markov chains, inverse problems and
regularization, optimization, PDE systems, hardware effects/multicore
architectures, and nonlinear solvers and applications.

The deadline for submission to the Special Issue is June 15, 2008. Attendees
and participants of the conference as well as the general community are invited
to submit papers.

Submissions should be made using the ordinary SISC submission process with a
statement in the cover letter requesting that the paper be considered for the
Special Issue on iterative methods. All interested should submit a manuscript
and cover letter in PDF format via SISC's online submission site at Note the block labeled Special Section (just under the
keywords block on your submission screen) and select
"Copper Mountain Special Issue 2008" from the dropdown box. Also be sure to
note in the Manuscript Comment text box at the bottom of this page that your
work is intended for the Copper Mountain Special Issue. Papers will be subject
to review by a guest Editorial Board.

If any questions, contact Mitch Chernoff, Publications Manager, SIAM, at, or Ray Tuminaro, at, Guest
Editor-in-Charge for the Special Issue.


From: I G Graham <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:47:00 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Vacant senior position at University of Bath

University of Bath

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Vacant Position: Professor/Reader in Applied

reference 07H458A

Applications are invited for a newly-established
senior post in the Department of Mathematical
Sciences at the University of Bath.
The appointment will be made at either the
Professor or the Reader level and applicants
should have an established international
track record of research excellence. Current
applied mathematics research strengths include:
analysis and applications of differential
equations, continuum mechanics and waves, control
theory, mathematical biology, numerical analysis
and industrial applied mathematics. There is a
strong culture of interdisciplinary and industrial
collaboration and a substantial research
programme in complex systems, supported by the
Bath Institute for Complex Systems. We seek strong
applications in all areas of applied mathematics
which both resonate with, and complement, our
existing research interests. The new appointment
will be expected to maintain a world class research
programme and to attract substantial external
research funding. Candidates at Professor level
should possess in addition research leadership
and administrative skills. An appointment to a
Readership may be made to a candidate with
outstanding research leadership potential.
Candidates should also have a commitment to
excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate

The salary for a Professorship appointment would
be by negotiation. A Readership appointment would
be made at a point on the scale 41,545 to 48,161
UK pounds per annum.

Applications should be made through the Department
of Human Resources at the University of Bath.
Further details of the position and the
application procedure are available at

Alternatively for an application form and further
particulars, please email: or call
01225 386924 quoting ref number 07H458A

Closing Date: 28th February 2008

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of
Department, Professor N.F. Britton
(, or to Professor
C.J. Budd ( or Professor I.G.
Graham (


From: Richard EPENOY <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:32:41 -0500
Subject: Postdoc position in optimal control at CNES, Toulouse

The French space agency (CNES: Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales)
in Toulouse (France) is searching a PostDoc with a strong background
in applied mathematics, optimal control and mathematical programming
with emphasis on numerical aspects of these topics.
The candidate is expected to develop a novel strategy for space debris
collision avoidance based on optimal control techniques.
A doctorate in applied mathematics is required with specialization on
continuous optimization or optimal control of ODEs.
Knowledge on space mechanics will be appreciated.
The working language is French.
The initial contract is for one year, a renewal for one more year is
possible depending on achievements.

Start Date: October-November, 2008.

Application form will be available soon on CNES web site.

Further enquiries and expressions of interest in this position should be
directed to:

Dr. Richard Epenoy
18 avenue Edouard Belin
31401 Toulouse Cedex 9, France


From: StphaneLanteri <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 12:02:23 -0500
Subject: Postdoc position in computational electromagnetism at INRIA Sophia Ant

Applications are invited for a 18 month post-doctoral position
at INRIA Sophia Antipolis to carry out theoretical and computational
research in the framework of the development of a high-order, parallel,
discontinuous Galerkin particle-in-cell solver on unstructured tetrahedral
meshes for the simulation of the transport of charged particles in 3D.

Applicants should have (or hope to have soon) a PhD in applied mathematics
or scientific computing and have experience with study and solution
of partial differential equations.
A qualification in computational electromagnetism is desirable.
A first experience in the study of the coupled Vlasov/Maxwell
equations will be an asset.
A good programming experience (Fortran) is required, as is
the ability to manipulate computer codes in a Linux/Unix

For more details on the position and the application procedure:


From: "Robert D. Skeel" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:04:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Post-doc position at Purdue in computational molecular biophysics

A post-doctoral associate position in computational molecular
biophysics is available at Purdue University starting spring
or summer 2008. The position requires a PhD degree in science or
engineering and experience and skills in computational science (preferably
with some exposure to molecular simulation).

The candidate is expected to contribute to a project on finding
transition paths of conformational change and binding and
calculating free energies of binding. They will work with Robert
Skeel, Computer Science (and Mathematics), in collaboration with
Carol Post, Medicinal Chemistry (and Biology).

More specifically, the work will involve one or two of the following
problems: devise a robust and efficient method for converging to a
generalized minimum free energy path, investigate automated selection
of collective variables, and develop practical methods for
calculating binding free energies. Emphasis is on techniques that
are practical for larger molecules (and are easy to parallelize).

Please send CV and names of 3 references to R. Skeel


From: Guillaume ANCIAUX <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:39:13 +0100
Subject: Post-doctoral position at INRIA Bordeaux (FRANCE) Laboratory

Subject : Load balancing and data distribution for high performance
simulation of multiscale crack propagation

Research context :

Many important physical phenomena, such as deformation and failure, are
inherently multiscale processes that can be modeled by coupling an
atomistic model with a continuum model discretized via finite element
method. These phenomena are simulated by coupling different parallel
codes such as molecular dynamic code and elasticity code. The multiscale
method that we have developed assumes that the two models are coupled
through an overlap zone where the two models are valid. The performance
of the coupled code depends on how the data are well distributed on the
processors. Generally, the data distribution of each code is built to
obtain the best load balancing but once the codes are coupled, these
decompositions lead to bad load balancing in particular in the overlap

Postdoctoral researcher work description :

The aim of this post-doc position is to propose and to study different
strategies of load balancing to improve the performances of the
libmultiscale framework ( for crack
propagation. In Atomistic-to-Continuum Coupling, the decomposition in
boxes or domains of the atomistic simulation space is given and cannot
be modified. So, the only way to improve the performances is to play
with different mesh partitionings of the continuum model. The following
different strategies will be considered. Firstly, one will define a cost
function on the elements and on the nodes according to the computational
cost of the tasks. This cost function will be used in a mesh
partitioning software like SCOTCH. Secondly, one will constrain the
partitioning in the overlap zone by the partitioning from the atomistic
domain. These different strategies will be implemented in the
libmultiscale software and will be validated on 2D and 3D crack
propagation simulations.

Required knowledge and background : parallel algorithmic, code coupling,
graph partitioning

Further information may be found at the addresses :


Application :

The application of the candidate should be sent to Olivier COULAUD at
the address

This application should contain the usual documents (CV, publication

Closing date for applications : February 29th 2008


From: "tang" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 18:54:25 -0600
Subject: PhD student in CFD/Computational Eng., City University of New York

A PhD student is sought in computational fluid dynamics/computational
engineering at City College, the City University of New York
(CUNY). The successful candidate is expected to work on numerical
simulation of flow problems, such as ocean/coastal flows,
environmental flows.

The candidate must be highly motivated, goal-oriented and have:

* Master degrees (applied math, civil, oceanography, mechanical, etc.)
* Solid background in mathematics as well as engineering
* Good knowledge of Fortran, C/C++

Background in both math and engineering is especially welcome (e.g.,
BS in math, MS in eng, fluid related). Preference will be given to
whom with previous experience in programming, flow modeling algorithm
development, and MPI.

The City University of New York is the US's leading urban public
university serving more than 400,000 students at 23 colleges in New
York City. City College, the flagship campus of the university, is
located in Manhattan and draws students from around the world. City
College is ranked among the top US universities for producing
engineers, business executives, scientists (including 8 Nobel prize
winners, Fields medallists, and etc.).

Review of applications is undergoing and will continue until the
position is filled. To apply, please send a CV, list of publications
(if any), and names of 2 references to:

Prof. Hansong Tang
Dept. of Civil Eng., City College
The City University of New York
138th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031 , USA

Or, apply at the school's web at :

Those could be a good match will be contacted.


From: Jean-Baptiste Caillau <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:59:25 -0500
Subject: Master & PhD in optimal control

Optimal control in space mechanics.

ENSEEIHT-IRIT (UMR CNRS 5505) and Bourgogne Math. Institute (UMR CNRS
5584) offer a six month position for a 2nd year master student to work
on optimal control in space mechanics, in collaboration with
EADS-Astrium Space Transportation. Orbit transfer problems require
advanced mathematical and numerical tools, especially when
minimization of consumption is considered. The teams involved have an
expertise on both aspects coming from previous contracts with EADS or
the French Space Agency. The position is open from Feb. 1st, and the
gross salary will be around 1000 euros. The position is expected to be
followed by a PhD funded by EADS-Astrium starting in Oct. 2008.

EADS-Astrium Space Transportation,
Bourgogne Math. Institute,


From: Johan Hoffman <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:26:29 -0500
Subject: Graduate student positions in Numerical Analysis at KTH

KTH in Stockholm accounts for one-third of Sweden’s technical research and
engineering education capacity at university level. The research of the
department of Numerical Analysis (NA) at the School of Computer Science and
Communication (CSC) is concerned with the development of numerical
algorithms, their theoretical justification, and their efficient
implementation on serial and parallel computers. The TACO (Technology for
advanced computation) research group at NA now seeks graduate students
within the field of computational mathematical modeling.

The focus of the TACO group is the mathematical foundation of computational
modeling with differential equations, and the development, analysis and
implementation of general, reliable and efficient computational methods for
the simulation of complex multi scale systems with industrial relevance. The
basic technology used is adaptive finite element methods, where
computational algorithms are implemented within the open source software
project FEniCS ( Typical applications are
aerodynamics and turbulent flow, fluid-structure interaction, multi-phase
flow, acoustics and biomedicine. Ongoing projects include simulation of gas
flow and acoustics in engine exhaust systems, airflow past airplanes and
vehicles, and simulation of the blood flow in a human heart. The TACO group
has many collaborators in industry and academia, both nationally and

For full announcement see:

For more information, please contact:

Johan Hoffman, assoc. prof.


From: Liz Martin <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 17:18:14 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 21, issue 1, January 2008

Volume 21, Issue 1, January 2008

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on
the web. This issue is available at: URL:

Pages: C1--12, T1--12, R1--118, 1--190

Nonlinearity is 20 years old in 2008!
J P Keating and A I Neishtadt

Complexities of splashing
R D Deegan, P Brunet and J Eggers

Turbulence transition in pipe flow: some open questions
Bruno Eckhardt

Wigner's dynamical transition state theory in phase space: classical and
Holger Waalkens, Roman Schubert and Stephen Wiggins

Effect of conformations on charge transport in a thin elastic tube
Radha Balakrishnan and Rossen Dandoloff

Robustness of unstable attractors in arbitrarily sized pulse-coupled
networks with delay
Henk Broer, Konstantinos Efstathiou and Easwar Subramanian

Integrability of magnetic fields created by current distributions
J Aguirre, J Gin\'e and D Peralta-Salas

Calcium waves in systems with immobile buffers as a limit of waves for
systems with nonzero diffusion
Bogdan Ka\'zmierczak and Vitaly Volpert

Spreading speed and travelling waves for a spatially discrete SIS epidemic
Kate Fang Zhang and Xiao-Qiang Zhao

Hausdorff dimension of exponential parameter rays and their endpoints
Mihai Bailesteanu, Horia Vlad Balan and Dierk Schleicher

Symmetric solutions to a modified nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation
Jiaquan Liu and Zhi-Qiang Wang

A quasineutral type limit for the Navier--Stokes--Poisson system with
large data
D Donatelli and P Marcati

Geometric representation of interval exchange maps over algebraic number
G Poggiaspalla, J H Lowenstein and F Vivaldi

Power spectra for deterministic chaotic dynamical systems
Ian Melbourne and Georg A Gottwald


From: "Gladwell, Ian" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:41:21 -0600
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Vol 34, No 1

Table of Contents
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, March 2008, Volume 34, Number 1

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

Daniel Kressner,
Block variants of Hammarling's method for solving Lyapunov
equations. Article 1, 15 pages

Damian W. I. Rouson, Robert Rosenberg, Xiaofeng Xu, Irene Moulitsas,
Stavros C. Kassinos
A Grid-Free Abstraction of the Navier-Stokes Equations in Fortran 95/2003.
Article 2, 33 pages

Andrea Walther
Computing Sparse Hessians with Automatic Differentiation.
Article 3, 15 pages

Leonidas Linardakis, Nikos Chrisochoides
Algorithm 870: A Static Geometric Medial Axis Domain Decomposition in
2D Euclidean Space.
Article 4, 28 pages

Walter Schreppers, Annie Cuyt
Algorithm 871: A C/C++ Precompiler for the Auto Generation of
Multiprecision Programs.
Article 5, 20 pages

Andrey N. Chernikov, Nikos P. Chrisochoides
Algorithm 872: Parallel 2D Constrained Delaunay Mesh Generation.
Article 6, 20 pages


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:19:41 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Applied Functional Analysis

2008 ( )







We are soliciting good papers.


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 17:54:12 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 58, Iss. 2, 2008

Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 58, Iss. 2, February 2008

2. Toeplitz-type approximations to the Hadamard integral operator and
their applications to electromagnetic cavity problems
Pages 101-121
Jiming Wu, Yingxi Wang, Wen Li and Weiwei Sun
3. Nonlinear stability of one-leg methods for delay differential
equations of neutral type
Pages 122-130
Wan-Sheng Wang, Yuan Zhang and Shou-Fu Li
4. The Trefftz method for the Helmholtz equation with degeneracy
Pages 131-159
Z.C. Li
5. Improved parallel-iterated pseudo two-step RK methods for nonstiff IVPs
Pages 160-170
Nguyen Huu Cong and Le Ngoc Xuan
6. Modified anti-Gauss and degree optimal average formulas for
Gegenbauer measure
Pages 171-179
A.I. Hascelik
7. Simultaneous control of production, preventive and corrective
maintenance rates of a failure-prone manufacturing system
Pages 180-194
J.P. Kenne and L.J. Nkeungoue


From: Liz Martin <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:44:37 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 21, issue 2, February 2008


Volume 21, Issue 2, February 2008

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on
the web. This issue is available at: URL:

Pages: T13--T26, 191--380

Relative volume of Kolmogorov--Arnold--Moser tori and uniform
distribution, stickiness and nonstickiness in Hamiltonian systems
Leonid A Bunimovich

Three quantum obsessions
M V Berry

Large data asymptotic behaviour for the generalized Boussinesq equation
Luiz Gustavo Farah

The topological structure of the Rabinovich system having an invariant
algebraic surface
Cheng Chen, Jinlong Cao and Xiang Zhang

Propagation and quenching in a reactive Burgers--Boussinesq system
Peter Constantin, Jean-Michel Roquejoffre, Lenya Ryzhik and Natalia

Unstable manifolds of a limit cycle near grazing
R Szalai and H M Osinga

The coexistence of subharmonics bifurcated from homoclinic orbits in
singular systems
Changrong Zhu

Asymptotic behaviour of solutions of planar elliptic systems with strong
Juncheng Wei and Tobias Weth

Exponential growth of product of matrices in ${\rm SL}(2,{\mathbb{R}})$
Bassam Fayad and Rapha\"el Krikorian

Stability transitions for axisymmetric relative equilibria of Euclidean
symmetric Hamiltonian systems
George W Patrick, Mark Roberts and Claudia Wulff

On the regularity of the extinction probability of a branching process in
varying and random environments
Smail Alili and Hans Henrik Rugh

Topological regularizations of the triple collision singularity in the
3-vortex problem
Yasuaki Hiraoka

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