NA Digest Sunday, March 9, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 10

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From: Robert Beauwens <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 16:16:29 +0100
Subject: Zbigniew Woznicki

Zbigniew Woznicki (Institute of Atomic Energy of Poland) passed away early
morning on Saturday 1 March as the result of a mesenteric embolism leaving
his wife Ewa and two daughters Agnieszka and Ola. Together with Varga, van
der Vorst and Jennings, he was one of the fathers of the incomplete
factorization algorithms and of the associated iterative methods. His PhD
thesis published in 1973, although at the beginning not appropriately
acknowledged, represented a true breakthrough in the development of these
methods as well as in the general theory of regular splitting, paving way to
countless extensions and leading to many present day applications of ILU
factorization algorithms and of their numerous variants. His recent works
included the use of the iterative solution of large linear problems arising
in the field of control system design and analysis. The community of matrix
iterative analysts lost one of its most prominent members. We, his
colleagues, lost a warm and devoted friend.

Janusz Mika <> and Robert Beauwens <>


From: John Butcher <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 05:01:19 -0500
Subject: Second edition of ODE book

I am pleased to announce that the second edition of my 2003 book, "Numerical
methods for ordinary differential equations", has now been published by
Wileys, Chichester, UK.

Further details of this revised and enlarged edition can be found through one
of these links:

John Butcher


From: Victor Eijkhout <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 11:37:28 -0500
Subject: Scientific Software Days at UT Austin, May 2008


The Texas Advanced Computing Center, in association with the Jackson
School for Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, is pleased to
present the second annual Scientific Software Days. The purpose of the
event is to increase communication among scientific software users,
vendors, and service providers.

May 15th will be a day of science-oriented presentations.
On May 16, there will be two half day tutorials presented:

- Representatives of IBM Corp. will present the Eclipse platform and its use
in parallel programming,
- Representatives of Enthought Inc. will talk about the use of Python in
scientific computing.


The opening day of the Scientific Software Days will be devoted to
short presentations about available software packages and
technologies. We would like to invite you to present your work to the
scientific computing community on that day.

Contributed presentations should focus on software and its use in
scientific computing. You may be the author of the software, or simply
an expert user: if you think it deserves broader exposure, here is
your platform. We are also interested in case studies, especially
discussions on how supercomputing enabled your work, the challenges and
benefits of the supercomputing environment, scaling and validation
issues, and other aspects of your strategies that might be of broad

Presentations will be 30 minutes in duration, of which at least 5
minutes should be left for questions. If you are interested in
participating, please contact .


There is no cost for attending, but spaces are limited. To
register, or for more information about planned presentations, please
visit .


From: ictp50@ICTP.Acad.Ro
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 10:48:41 +0200 (EET)
Subject: ICTP50 - "T. Popoviciu" Inst. of Numerical Analysis, May 2008

Semicentennial "T. Popoviciu" Institute of Numerical Analysis
Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
7-10 may, 2008

"T. Popoviciu" Institute of Numerical Analysis is celebrating 50 years
since its foundation.
The main topics of the conference are
- numerical analysis
- approximation theory
- mathematical modeling

A special issue of "Revue d'Analyse Numerique et de Theorie de
l'Approximation" ( will be devoted to the
papers presented at the conference.


From: bojan <>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 14:51:34 +0100
Subject: NAday08 in Ljubljana, Jun 2008

NA day in Ljubljana, June 9th, 2008

Seminar on Numerical analysis NADay08 will be organized at University of
Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Friday, June 13, 2008.

This will be the opportunity for numerical mathematicians to exchange
their newest ideas in approximation theory, numerical integration and
numerical ODE's (other subjects are welcome also).

The seminar is open to all interested persons. There will be no
registration fee.

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please send an email

as soon as possible. Additional information can be found at

Bojan Orel and Emil \v{Z}agar


From: Kei Davis <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 15:00:12 -0500
Subject: WS on Parallel/High Performance OO Scientific Computing, Jul 2008

7th Workshop on
at the
Paphos-Cyprus, 7-11 July 2008

While object-oriented programming is being embraced in industry,
particularly in the form of C++ and to an increasing extent Java and
Python, its acceptance by the parallel scientific programming community
is still tentative. In this latter domain performance is invariably of
paramount importance, where even C++ is considered suspect, primarily
because of real or perceived loss of performance. On the other hand,
various factors practically dictate the use of language features that
provide higher level abstractions than do C or older FORTRAN standards.
These include increasingly complex physics models, numerical algorithms,
and hardware--deep memory hierarchies, exponentially-increasing numbers
of processors, and the advent of multi- and many-core processors and
heterogeneous architectures.

This workshop seeks to bring together practitioners and researchers in
this growing field to `compare notes' on their work. The emphasis is on
identifying specific problems impeding greater acceptance and widespread
use of object-oriented programming in scientific computing; proposed and
implemented solutions to these problems; and new or novel approaches,
techniques or idioms for scientific and/or parallel computing.
Presentations of work in progress are welcome.

May 4, 2008: Initial submissions due;
May 19, 2008: Notification of acceptance.
Jun 15, 2008: Final materials to be distributed due.
Jul 7 or 8, 2008: Workshop
TBD, 2008: Final papers for publication due.



From: Michael Gschwind <>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 20:39:02 -0500
Subject: 2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications, Jun 2008

2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications
in conjunction with the 2008 International Symposium on Computer Architecture
June 22, 2008
Beijing, People's Republic of China

The increasing needs of present and future computation-intensive
applications have stimulated research in new and innovative approaches
to the design and implementation of high-performance computing
systems. At the same time, adoption of compute-intensive techniques
in the embedded and consumer space offers new challenges in the areas
of heat and temperature dissipation, integration, packaging and system

The Cell Broadband Engine answers the multiple challenges on
increased performance and integration and reduced system cost and
power dissipation by presenting an integrated system architecture
based on a heterogeneous chip multiprocessor with accelerators. Papers
are sought on theory, methodologies, technologies, and implementations
concerned with innovations in heterogeneous system architectures,
computing paradigms, computational models, architectural paradigms,
computer architectures, development environments, compilers, operating
environments and in particular libraries and applications.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2008
Author notification: May 18, 2008
Final papers due: June 10, 2008

For more information visit the workshop web site at


From: "Stefan Vandewalle" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 15:25:35 +0100
Subject: ICCAM-2008 Congress in Ghent, Belgium, July 7-11, 2008

ICCAM-2008, the International Congress on Computational and Applied
Mathematics is organised by the Universities of Leuven and Ghent (Belgium).
The congress concentrates on the analysis and application of numerical and
computational techniques for scientific and engineering problems.

The 13th edition in this congress series will take place from July 7 to July
11, 2008, in Ghent, one of the most beautiful historical cities in Europe.
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the congress. Abstracts
for a short communication can be submitted until April 15, 2008.

Plenary lectures will be presented by M. Vanmaele (U.Ghent, Belgium), K.
Meerbergen (K.U.Leuven, Belgium), M. Overton (New York University, USA), L.
Grasedyck (M.P.I, Germany), S. Chandler-Wilde (U.Reading, UK), H. Bijl
(T.U.Delft, The Netherlands), B.Owren (NTNU, Norway), T.Tang (HKBU, Hong

More details about ICCAM-2008 can be found at:

Marc Goovaerts, Stefan Vandewalle, Marnix Van Daele
ICCAM-2008 conference directors


From: Rajesh Bhaskaran <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 15:31:03 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Simulation Technology in the Curriculum, July 2008

ISTEC 2008
Integration of Simulation Technology into the Engineering Curriculum: A
University- Industry Workshop
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
July 25-26, 2008

Cornell University will be hosting a university-industry workshop on the
integration of simulation technology into the engineering curriculum.
The workshop will be held July 25-26, 2008 on the Cornell University
campus in Ithaca, NY. This workshop will be of interest to all
engineering faculty who use or would like to use simulation technology
in their courses and projects. Technology areas to be considered include
computer-aided design, finite-element analysis, computational fluid
dynamics and heat transfer, multi-body dynamics and control, and
numerical analysis. There will be significant participation from
industry including major engineering software vendors. More information
about the workshop is available at
If you might be interested in participating or have questions, please
contact Rajesh Bhaskaran <>.


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 07:30:41 -0500
Subject: Intl Conf on Power Control Optimization (PCO'2008), Thailand, Jul 2008

Call for Papers - Announcement:

18-20 July 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The vision of PCO-08 is to bring today's highly inspiring and
precision innovative research and resource development for tomorrow's
industry in power and control. It has the mission to highlight
innovative research and development of academics and industrial
experts in the area of power control and its optimization techniques,
and to provide a forum to disseminate the results to all industrial
sectors in power quality, automation, business, finance, economics and
management. Also, to bring all necessary information of the most
recent and relevant innovations in regard to the theories and
practices in industrial engineering and management, where a
constructive dialogues on theoretical concepts, practical ideas and
results of the state of the art will be developed.

Paper Submission: 14/03/2008
Formal acceptance letter with peer review: 01/05/2008
Camera Ready Paper: 01/06/2008
Registration with full payment: 01/06/2008
Conference commencement: 18/07/2008


From: Wolfgang Bangerth <>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 09:32:33 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Parallel/High-performance object-oriented scientific computing, Jul 2008

7th Workshop on
at the
Paphos-Cyprus, 7-11 July 2008

While object-oriented programming is being embraced in industry,
particularly in the form of C++ and to an increasing extent Java and
Python, its acceptance by the parallel scientific programming community
is still tentative. In this latter domain performance is invariably of
paramount importance, where even C++ is considered suspect, primarily
because of real or perceived loss of performance. On the other hand,
various factors practically dictate the use of language features that
provide higher level abstractions than do C or older FORTRAN standards.
These include increasingly complex physics models, numerical algorithms,
and hardware--deep memory hierarchies, exponentially-increasing numbers
of processors, and the advent of multi- and many-core processors and
heterogeneous architectures.

May 4, 2008: Initial submissions due;
May 19, 2008: Notification of acceptance.
Jun 15, 2008: Final materials to be distributed due.
Jul 7 or 8, 2008: Workshop
TBD, 2008: Final papers for publication due.



Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 11:01:48 -0500 (EST)
Subject: High Performance Workstations In Scientific Computing, Aug 2008

Conference on the Effective Use of High Performance Workstations
in Scientific Computing
Fields Institute for Mathematical Science, Toronto, Canada
4-6 August 2008

In recent years, standard scientific workstations have become faster and
more powerful and they now typically include multiple processors and
high resolution displays. At the same time, the use of computer
simulations and mathematical modeling has become an essential component
of research in high-profile critical areas, such as computational
biology, computational medicine and computational finance. The purpose
of this conference is to bring together developers of numerical software and
users in different application areas to explore the challenges and
implications that are involved in developing, implementing and
distributing effective numerical software that is easy to use and
matches the requirements and expectations of the diverse community of
potential users.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (and their areas of expertise):

* Craig C. Douglas, University of Kentucky (mathematical software for
multicore architectures)
* Abba Gumel, University of Manitoba (mathematical biology)
* Peter Forsyth, University of Waterloo (computational finance)
* Paul Muir, St. Mary's University (user-friendly F90 codes for ODEs)
* Ian Reid, The Numerical Algorithms Group(math libraries on multicore
architectures and user-chosen environments)
* Hongmei Zhu, York University (medical imaging)

If you are coming from out of town, we recommend that you book your
accommodation early, since the conference overlaps with a major festival
(Caribana) in Toronto on the August 2-4 long weekend.

For more details about the conference, please see

W.H. Enright, C.C. Christara and K.R. Jackson


From: "Craig Lucas" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:25:43 +0000
Subject: Parallel Programming Summer School, Manchester, UK, Aug 2008

The University of Manchester is pleased to announce the 2008 Parallel
Programming Summer School, 17th - 22nd August.

Topics covered are:

* Introduction to HPC
* OpenMP
* Introduction to MPI
* Advanced MPI
* Code Optimization

For those new to scientific programming (Fortran or C) you can attend
the optional or stand alone Fortran course prior to the summer school,
13th-15th August.

There will also be guest lectures on broader topics in HPC on the last
day. Speakers will be from academia and industry.

We can provide student accommodation with private bathroom, and all
meals including the Summer School night out! Registration and all
other information are detailed on the web link below. Places are

Dr Craig Lucas
High Performance Computing
The University of Manchester


From: "Luis R.J. Costa" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 09:31:01 -0500
Subject: Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE 2008), Sep/Oct 2008

Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE 2008)

September 28 - October 3, 2008
Helsinki University of Technology

Web Site:

The aim of the SCEE 2008 conference is to bring together scientists from
academia and industry with the goal of intensive discussions on modeling and
numerical simulation of electronic circuits and of electromagnetic fields. SCEE
2008 is mainly directed towards mathematicians and electrical engineers.

There will be 10 invited talks by leading experts from academia and industry.

The list of topics to be covered is relatively focused, and the expected number
of participants is about 100. Furthermore, there are no parallel sessions, that
is all participants can follow all presentations. For these reasons, we believe
that SCEE 2008 will be an ideal forum for intensive discussions on EM/circuit
modeling and simulation.

1. Computational Electromagnetics
2. Circuit Simulation
3. Coupled Problems
4. Mathematical and Computational Methods

Deadline for submission of 1-2 page abstract: Friday 25.04.2008


From: Marc Van Barel <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 07:54:09 -0500
Subject: Rolling Waves in Leuven, Belgium, Dec 2008

We are planning a workshop on Monday and Tuesday, December 15-16, 2008, at the
Department of Computer Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium on the
occasion of Adhemar Bultheel's 60th birthday. The following people have
already expressed their intention to attend:

Bernd Beckermann, Claude Brezinski, Annie Cuyt, Pablo Gonzalez-Vera, Maarten
Jansen, Paul Levrie, Carlos Díaz Mendoza, Olav Njastad, Ramon Orive, Geert
Uytterhoeven, Ward Van Aerschot, Joris Van Deun, Brigitte Verdonk.

The topic of the workshop are ROLLing WAVES

R - Rational approximation
O - Orthogonal functions
L- Linear algebra
L- Linear systems

S - Signal processing

There will be a conference banquet on the evening of December 15.

People interested in attending the workshop and/or the banquet can
register using the website

>From the organizing committee:
Marc Van Barel
Walter Van Assche
Pablo Gonzalez-Vera
Paul Levrie


From: Des Higham <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 16:19:55 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Complexity Science Chair at University of Strathclyde

Applications are invited for a new
** Chair in Complexity Science **
at the University of Strathclyde, UK, based within the
Departments of Mathematics and Physics and hosted by the
Institute of Complex Systems at Strathclyde.

The successful applicant will have a multidisciplinary outlook
and a strong research record in the broadly defined area of
complexity science, which is likely to include a significant
scientific computing component.

Further details are available at

Des Higham
University of Strathclyde


From: "Bernard Beauzamy" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:55:01 +0100
Subject: Research position open

The Société de Calcul Mathématique SA (Paris, France) is recruiting a
research engineer, in our "Robust Mathematical Modeling" program.
for a general description of this program.
This is a permanent, full time position, based in Paris. Speaking French is
not necessary to start, but will be required after some months.
Specific requirements concern probabilities and sufficient knowledge of a
programming language (such as VBA). Our activities deal with probabilistic
management of uncertainties, in energy, transportation, water nets, and so on.
Please see for a more detailed description of the position.
Applications should be sent to
Prof. Bernard Beauzamy, Chairman and CEO,


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 04:09:22 -0500
Subject: KAUST Faculty Positions in Computational Earth Sciences & Engineering


The KAUST-UT Austin Academic Excellence Alliance, a partnership
between the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at
The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications for faculty
positions at KAUST within the area of Computational Earth Sciences and
Engineering. We seek outstanding scientists to fill at least 10
faculty positions across all ranks (assistant, associate, and full
professor) at the new KAUST campus on the Red Sea in Thuwal, Saudi

KAUST ( is being established as a world-class
international graduate-level science and technology research
university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement
in the Kingdom that will also benefit the region and the world. The
KAUST mission emphasizes research on applications of science and
technology to problems of human need, social advancement, and economic
development, in collaboration with leading universities around the
world. KAUST is dedicated to a respect for diversity and the highest
standards of merit-based opportunity, and seeks the finest students
and faculty without regard to nationality, gender, or religious

KAUST is an independent university that is governed by a
self-perpetuating Board of Trustees and supported by a multi-billion
dollar endowment. It reinvents the modern research university by
establishing advanced research institutes that focus on
interdisciplinary problems as the central organizing unit, and
offering only graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees. The four initial
research institutes are: Resources, Energy and Environment;
Biosciences and Bioengineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. KAUST's new 36 million
square meter state-of-the-art campus in Thuwal (80km north of Jeddah)
will open its doors to students in Fall 2009. The campus includes a
seaside town with housing, shops, schools, and numerous recreational

Please see for the full
announcement of the faculty positions, including information on how to
apply. Questions may be directed to Professor Omar Ghattas, Director
of the KAUST-UT Austin AEA, at


From: Marc Alexander Schweitzer <>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 16:54:01 +0100
Subject: W2-Professorship (Numerical Analysis) at University of Bonn Germany

The Institute for Numerical Simulation of the Rheinische
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn ( invites
applications for a W2-Professorship for Numerical Analysis with emphasis
on numerical methods for partial differential equations
( Participation in the
Exzellenz-Cluster Hausdorff Center of Mathematics is offered and
expected. The employment qualifications conform to the § 36 HFG (NRW);
for instance, a postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) or comparable
qualifications for a career in higher education are required. Candidates
must be prepared to lecture in German. Disabled applicants with
equivalent qualifications will also be given equally preferential
treatment. The University of Bonn would like to establish a higher quota
of female professors. Applications from women are therefore particularly
encouraged. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications, and a list of teaching activities, should be adressed
until April 15, 2008 to: An den Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe
Mathematik-Informatik, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn,
Wegelerstraße 10, D-53115 Germany.


From: Prof Dr Joerg Fliege <>
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 11:20:58 -0500
Subject: Two Lectureships in Operational Research

Two Lectureships in Operational Research

School of Mathematics
University of Southampton

GBP 33,615 - 42,583 per annum

Applications are invited for two Lectureships in Operational Research. The
Operational Research Group has an international reputation for its research in
Deterministic and Stochastic Operational Research. We seek applications from
people with a strong research background which will enhance the strengths of
the Group.

Informal enquiries concerning this posts are welcome and may be made to
Professor C N Potts, telephone +44(0)23 8059 3651 or

Please quote ref: 2024-08-E.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 March 2008.


From: Suvranu De <>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:57:05 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral position in multiscale modeling at RPI, USA

Postdoctoral position in multiscale modeling at RPI, USA

There is an opening for a postdoctoral research position in the
Advanced Computational Research Laboratory at RPI, Troy, NY (USA) .to
work on an ongoing project sponsored by the Office of Naval
Research. The project involves the multiscale modeling of particulate
composites under extreme loading conditions. This is a great
opportunity to be involved in challenging multiscale computational
techniques based on meshfree methods. Encouraged to apply are
creative, self-motivated candidates with a sound background in
computational mechanics.


1. PhD in Computational/Applied Mechanics or related field
2. Sound background in continuum Mechanics
3. Sound background in nonlinear finite element analysis or or
meshfree or generalized finite element techniques.
4. Prior experience in multiscale modeling is a plus.
5. Exerience in large scale computational code development in C++
6. Experience in code development on massively parallel systems
highly desirable

RPI is home to CCNI, the most powerful university-based supercomputing
facility in the world (7th in the top 500 list)

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, CV, three
representative publications and names and contact information for
three references to:

Professor Suvranu De

Applications from minority and women are especially encouraged. RPI is
an Equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.


From: MichaelGnther <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 09:43:51 -0500
Subject: PostDoc Position in European Research Training Network COMSON

COMSON (COupled Multiscale Simulation and Optimization in Nanoelectronics) is
a Marie Curie Research Training Network supported by the European Commission
in the framework of the programme ``Structuring the European Research Area"
within the 6th Framework Research Programme of the European Union. It was
established on October 1st, 2005, and will run for a total of four years.

Within COMSON, one position as experienced researcher (ER) at a
postdoc level is available for 18 months, starting April 2008. A
prolongation of the contract beyond the end of COMSON in October 2009
is possible (employment as "Akademischer Rat auf Zeit" - A13 level).
This researcher at ER level will be involved in developing the
demonstrator platform and contribute to simulator coupling for partial
differential-algebraic systems, under the supervision of Dr. Georg
Denk (Qimonda AG Munich) and Prof. Michael Guenther (Bergische
Universitaet Wuppertal). This position will be located at the Campeon
Site of Qimonda AG in Neubiberg nearby Munich.

Informal enquiries and requests for further information should be sent to

Prof. Michael Guenther
Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal
Fachbereich C
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik/Numerische Analysis
Gaussstrasse 20
D-42119 Wuppertal
Tel.: ++49 202 439 2668
Fax : ++49 202 439 3668

Please note the eligibility criteria, which can be checked via the
flow chart at

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly
from the referees. Deadline for application will be March, 21.
However, applications including a CV will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled.


From: Delin Chu <>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 20:35:40 -0500
Subject: A Research Fellow Position on Numerical Linear Algebra & Applications

Research group of scientific computing in Department of Mathematics at
National University of Singapore is offering a research fellow in the
area of numerical linear algebra with applications for a period of up
to two or three years. Salary offered will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Letters of application
including a CV, a summary of research experience, and the names and contact
information of two referees should be sent to:

Dr Delin Chu
Department of Mathematics
National University of Singapore
2 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117543


From: "Franka Moshiri" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 15:06:06 -0600
Subject: Postdoctoral Instructorship Positions at Rice University

Postdoctoral Instructorships
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,
Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,,
invites applications for postdoctoral instructorships including
Pfeiffer-VIGRE Instructorships. All instructors in the Department are
appointed for two academic years, with possible extension for a third year.
The term of appointment may begin at any time after July 1, 2008. Candidates
should have received a PhD within 18 months preceding the time of
appointment and have demonstrated potential for excellence in both research
and teaching. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Instructors teach one lecture course each semester, and conduct research in
collaboration with a faculty mentor. The Pfeiffer-VIGRE Instructorships
honor Professor Emeritus Paul Pfeiffer, a founding member of the department,
and are a component of the Rice VIGRE program. Pfeiffer-VIGRE instructors
work with a team of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students in one
of the VIGRE research areas. Research areas currently targeted for these
appointments, including Pfeiffer-VIGRE instructorships, include mathematical
biology, inverse problems, and numerical solution of partial differential

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of
excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education.
The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research
programs in optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse
problems, mathematical biology, and partial differential equations.
Interdisciplinary work is a fundamental aspect of the Department's program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and
descriptions of research plans and teaching experience to

Staffing Committee - Postdoctoral Instructorships
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
MS 134
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston Texas 77005-1892

At least three letters of reference are required; the candidate should have
these sent directly to the above address.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 20:17:17 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Contents, Commun Math Sci Vol 6, No. 1, 2008

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 6, No. 1, March 2008
Table of Contents

full articles are online at

* Asymptotic analysis of an advection-dominated chemotaxis model in
multiple spatial dimensions
M. Burger, Y. Dolak-Stru and C. Schmeiser

* Shallow water viscous flows for arbitrary topography
M. Boutounet, L. Chupin, P. Noble and J.P. Vila

* Stability of reconstruction schemes for scalar hyperbolic conservation
F. Lagoutiere

* Exact artificial boundary conditions for quasilinear elliptic equations
in unbounded domains
H.D. Han, Z.Y. Huang and D.S. Yin

* Global existence of weak solutions to the regularized Hookean dumbbell
L.Y. Zhang, H. Zhang and P.W. Zhang

* A variational formulation for a level set representation of multiphase
flow and area preserving curvature flow
S. Esedoglu and P. Smereka

* Orbital stability of numerical periodic nonlinear Schrodinger equation
J.P. Borgna and D.F. Rial

* Multicommodity flows on road networks
M. Herty, C. Kirchner, S. Moutari and M. Rascle

* Breakdown of homogenization for the random Hamilton-Jacobi equations
Weinan E, J. Wehr and J.X. Xin

* A fast algorithm for solving first-order PDEs by L1-minimization
J. Guermond, F. Marpeau and B. Popov

* Avalanches in networks of weakly coupled phase-shifting rotators
A.Yu. Shahveridan and A.V. Apkarian

* A Beale-Kato-Majda breakdown criterion for an Oldroyd-B fluid in the
creeping flow regime
R. Kupferman, C. Mangoubi and E. Titi


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 11:39:09 +0200
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 13, Number 1, 2008

A free on-line edition is available at:


Estimation of Convergence Rate in the Transfer Theorem for Maxima, pp. 3-7,
A. Aksomaitis.

Asymptotic Stability, Orbital Stability of Hopf-Bifurcating Periodic
Solution of a Simple Three-Neuron Artificial Neural Network with
Distributed Delay, pp. 9-30,
P.D. Gupta, N.C. Majee, A.B. Roy.

Unsteady Mixed Convection Flow in the Stagnation Region of a Three
Dimensional Body Embedded in a Porous Medium, pp. 31-46,
F.S. Ibrahim.

Unsteady Laminar Free Convection from a Vertical Cone with Uniform
Surface Heat Flux, pp. 47-60,
Bapuji Pullepu, K. Ekambavanan, A.J. Chamkha.

Interpretable Nonlinear Model for Enterprise Bankruptcy Prediction, pp.
O. Purvinis, R. Virbickaite, P. Sukys.

Radiative Heat Transfer Flow of Micropolar Fluid with Variable Heat Flux
in a Porous Medium, pp. 71-87,
M.M. Rahman, T. Sultana.

Numerical Simulation of the Performance Characteristics of the Hybrid
Closed Circuit Cooling Tower, pp. 89-101,
M.M.A. Sarker, E. Kim, C.G. Moon, J.I. Yoon.

Chaotic Dynamics in a Three Species Aquatic Population Model with
Holling Type II Functional Response, pp. 103-115,
R.K. Upadhyay.

On the Probabilities of Correlated Defaults: a First Passage Time
Approach, pp.117-133,
M. Valuzis.

For a paper submission, please refer to

Dr. Romas Baronas, Journal Secretary,
Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control


Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 13:59:07 +0200
Subject: Contents, HERMIS Journal-Vol-9***2008***

Journal: HERMIS- An International Journal of
Computer Mathematics and its Applications
ISSN: 1108-7609
Volume: 9
Date: November 2007


Grand Challenges in Computer Science

Random Phenomena in Algorithmic Self Assembly:
Computing Times at Nanoscale

Three- Dimensionalization of Escher's Impossible World

Monte Carlo evaluation of sensitivities in Computational Finance

Computational complexity in Markov decision theory

Simulation Science: Revealing the Feature

Low-rank structures and tensor approximations for huge-size data sets

GAO X., LIU F. and ZHOU A.:
Two-scale Finite Element Discretizations and their Applications

Multioperators strategy for constructing arbitrary-order approximations and
schemes for parallel calculations

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