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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:49:08 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E


SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E

The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded
biennially in the area of computational science in recognition of
outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and
computational tools and methods for the solution of science and
engineering problems. It is intended to recognize either one individual
or a group of individuals for outstanding research contributions to the
field of CS&E. The contribution(s) for which the award is made must be
publicly available and may belong to any aspect of computational science
in its broadest sense.

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Computational
Science and Engineering (CSE09), March 2-6, 2009, in Miami, Florida.
The award will include a total cash prize of $5,000 and a certificate
containing the citation. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses
to attend the award ceremony.

A letter of nomination, including description of the contribution(s),
should be addressed to Professor Mary F. Wheeler, Chair, SIAM/ACM Prize
in CS&E Committee, and sent by SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, to J. M. Littleton, Inquiries should be addressed to More information and calls for nominations for SIAM
prizes can be found at


From: Ricardo Zavala Yoe <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:43:50 -0400
Subject: New book, Modelling and Control of Dynamical Systems

Modelling and Control of Dynamical Systems: Numerical Implementation
in a Behavioral Framework

This is a new book for Modelling and Control of Dynamical Systems from a
Behavioral perspective, paying special attention to algorithmic and
numerical issues, something never done before in this approach for systems
and control. The algorithms and pseudocodes are MATLAB-based and actually
the programs were run in MATLAB, although MAPLE and SCILAB were also used
very frequently.

A paradigmatic perspective for modeling and control of physical systems has
been used since a long time ago: The input/output approach.
Although quite natural for our human experience, this perspective imposes a
cause/effect framework to the system under study although such system may
not have necessarily such cause/effect structure. Actually, from a general
point of view, a system interacts with its environment by exchange of mass
and energy which should imply the use of bidirectional arrows in a block
diagram rather than using unidirectional ones.

Another perspective arose when a new variable showed up in systems and
control theory: the state (Kalman). Thus, the input/state/output approach
was born. Although the concept of state is cornerstone, qualitative
characteristics of a system (stability, controllability and observability)
have to be defined in terms of a representation of the system, i.e., such
characteristics become representation dependent.

In contrast, the relatively new Behavioral Approach for systems and control
(Jan C. Willems) deals directly with the solution of the differential
equations which represent the system. This set of allowed solutions is
referred to as the behavior of the system. Thus, the key is the behavior and
not the representation. This fact makes this perspective a representation
free approach.

This book reviews known topics of the Behavioral Approach and offers new
theoretic results with the advantage of including control algorithms
implemented numerically in the computer. In addition, issues of numerical
analysis are also included. The programs and algorithms are MATLAB based.


From: Michael Bartholomew-Biggs <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 05:16:14 -0400
Subject: New optimization textbook

My new textbook "Nonlinear optimization with engineering applications" is
being published this month by Springer. It draws on experience gained at the
Hatfield Numerical Optimization Centre and introduces most of the commonly
used numerical methods for smooth nonlinear programming together with example
applications in areas such as data-fitting, route-planning, resource
allocation and optimal control.
For more details see


From: Nicolas Neuss <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:00:09 +0200
Subject: Short course on BEM (Karlsruhe, September 24-26, 2008)

Short course on Boundary Element Methods
September 24 - 26, 2008
Karlsruhe, Germany

Speakers: Steffen Börm (MPI Leipzig), Mahadevan Ganesh (Colorado School of
Mines), Stefan Sauter (Universität Zürich), Olaf Steinbach (TU Graz)

Contents: The course gives an introduction and presents basic analytical
results for the boundary element method. Several applications and various
models are discussed, in particular Maxwell's equations. Furthermore,
efficient approximation methods and fast solution techniques such as
H-Matrices, high-order methods for wave propagation, and reconstruction in
three dimensions are considered.


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 02:40:41 -0400
Subject: Wkshp on Math. and Comp. Issues in Solid Earth Geosciences, Sep 2008

CIG Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Solid Earth

15-17 Sept 2008
Santa Fe Hilton
Santa Fe, NM

The Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) is holding an
NSF-funded workshop on Sept. 15-17, 2008, in Santa Fe, NM, to bring
together solid-earth geoscientists, mathematicians, and computational and
computer scientists to focus on specific issues arising from a range
of solid-Earth dynamics problems that have proven both difficult and
critical for progress in studying and modeling the dynamics of the
planet. These problems form the core activities for CIG and provide
new challenges and opportunities in multiscale/multiphysics modeling
and inference.

A more detailed description and program can be found at:

Due to constraints on meeting rooms space and travel support funds,
this workshop is limited to 65 participants. Interested participants
should register online by August 15th at:

Students and early career scientists are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions please contact Ariel Shoresh at CIG

CIG Workshop Organizing Committee

Brad Aagaard, USGS
Wolfgang Bangerth, Texas A&M
Omar Ghattas, The University of Texas at Austin
Michael Gurnis, California Institute of Technology
Louise Kellogg, University of California, Davis
David Keyes, Columbia University
Laurent Montesi, University of Maryland
Marc Spiegelman, Columbia University, Chair


From: "George A Anastassiou (ganastss)" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 18:18:50 -0500
Subject: Intl Conf on Applied Math and Approximation Theory, Tennessee, Oct 2008

International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory 2008
October 11-13,2008, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

Plenary Speakers: A.Aldroubi, J.Bona, S.Dragomir, N.Govil, W.Han,
M.J.Lai, H.Mhaskar, R.Mohapatra, G. N'Guerekata, B.Shekhtman, A.Zayed.

Organizer:George Anastassiou


From: Klaus Frick <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:49:15 -0400
Subject: Conference on Statistical Regularization, Goettingen, Nov 2008

First Announcement: Conference on


November 20 - 22 2008
University of Goettingen, Germany

The scope of this conference is to bring in contact international researchers
with interests in statistical regularization and the members of the newly
founded German-Swiss (DFG-SNF) research group FOR916, in order to initiate
scientific exchange between the group and the community.


* Tony Cai (University of Pennsylvania)
* Rama Cont (Columbia University/CMAP - École Polytechnique)
* Jose Manuel Corcuera (Universitat de Barcelona)
* Jean-Pierre Florens (Université Toulouse I)
* Peter Gottschalk (Boston College)
* Janine Illian (University of St Andrews)
* Karl Kunisch (University of Graz)
* Gillaume Lecue (Université Paris VI)
* Oliver B. Linton (London School of Economics and Political Science)
* Nicolai Meinshausen (University of Oxford)
* Ya'acov Ritov (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
* Naftali Tishby (The Hebrew University-Givat-Ram)
* Alexandre Tsybakov (Université Paris VI)

Scientific Board: The members of the research group FOR916:
Joachim Buhmann, Peter Buehlmann, Lutz Duembgen, Sara von de Geer, Bernd
Fitzenberger, Thorsten Hohage, Enno Mammen, Axel Munk, Martin Schlather,
Stefan Sperlich, Jeannette Woerner.

Local Organization: Axel Munk, Klaus Frick.

Contact and Details: For details and registration please visit
or contact for916 -at-


From: Julien Diaz <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 06:02:52 -0400
Subject: Waves 2009 Conference, Pau, June 2009

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that the 9th International Conference on
Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Waves Propagation (Waves 2009) will be
held at Pau on June 15th-19th. This conference is one of the main venues where
significant advances in the analysis and computational modeling of wave
phenomena and exciting new applications are presented. Conference themes
include but are not limited to forward and inverse scattering, nonlinear wave
phenomena, fast computational techniques, numerical analysis, absorbing layers
and approximate boundary conditions, analytic and semi-analytic techniques for
wave problems, domain decomposition, guided waves, random media etc.

Please visit conference web-site to get
more information. You may subscribe to our newsletter by sending an email to with subject "SUBSCRIBE waves09".

We look forward to see you in June 2009.

The organizing committee.


From: Jeremy Levesley <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 03:20:21 -0400
Subject: Lecturer in Financial Mathematics at University of Leicester

Lecturer in Financial Mathematics
Department of Mathematics at the University of Leicester

Salary Grade 8 - £33,780 to £41,545 per annum

Available from: 2 January 2009

Ref: A3859

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Applied Mathematics in the
areas of Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, Financial
Engineering, Stochastic Analysis, Statistics/Probability. Applicants should
have an outstanding research record in at least one of these areas and
should be able to contribute to MSc degrees in Financial mathematics and
Actuarial Science as well as BSc programmes in mathematics for finance and
economics via teaching courses and MSc project supervision. Preference may
be given to applicants who are qualified as FIA/FFA or equivalent.

Downloadable application forms and further particulars are available from If you require a hard copy, please contact
Personnel Services - tel: 0116 223 2438 fax: 0116 252 5140, email: . Please note that CVs will only be accepted in
support of a fully completed application form.

Closing Date: 21 August 2008


From: Stephen Langdon <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:16:56 -0400
Subject: Postdocs at Bath/Reading in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing

Two three-year Postdoctoral Research Officer/Fellow posts
Boundary Integral Equation Methods for High Frequency Scattering Problems
Department of Mathematics/Mathematical Sciences
Universities of Bath and Reading
Closing date: 8th September 2008

Supported by a recent UK EPSRC research grant, the Universities of Bath and
Reading invite applications for two 3-year postdoc posts, to form a
collaborative team with investigators Prof Ivan Graham and Prof Valery
Smyshlyaev (Bath), Prof Simon Chandler-Wilde and Dr Steve Langdon (Reading),
several international visitors and four industrial/research bodies.

The successful applicants should have (or be close to completing) a PhD in
mathematics (or equivalent), ideally in numerical analysis, and preferably
have significant experience of programming and implementation of numerical
methods. The ideal candidates would also have experience of some
combination of: boundary integral equation methods, wave
scattering/propagation problems and asymptotic analysis/methods. The posts
are available from 1st October 2008 and should be filled by 31st March 2009.

Further details: see the links from

Informal enquiries to: Professor Ivan Graham (email:,
phone: +44 (0)1225 386989) or Professor S. N. Chandler-Wilde, (email:, phone: +44 (0)118 378 5017).

Applicants who are interested in being considered for either post are
invited to apply for both of them by submitting individual application forms
to Bath and Reading and may append the same curriculum vitae in each case.


From: Doug Oldenburg <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:47:06 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate positions at UBC


UBC-Geophysical Inversion Facility, VANCOUVER, CANADA

The UBC-Geophysical Research Facility in the Department of Earth and Ocean
Sciences at University of British Columbia invites applications for a one
year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate. Information
about the positions is available at but
candidate qualifications are given below.

Position I: Electromagnetic Research for the Resource Industry:

The candidate should have a strong background in numerical modeling of
geophysical electromagnetic data and inverse theory. The main focus of the
research will be multi-source inversion of time and frequency domain EM data
with application to mineral/oil exploration. Research emphasis for the
candidate can range from improvement of existing software, to application
research that develops practical methodologies for inverting new data types
from multi-source and multi-receiver surveys. Projects are completed with
close cooperation with industry and the final goal is to advance scientific
knowledge, and provide state-of-the-art modeling and inversion code that can
enhance the use of geophysics.

The ideal candidate will be independent, self-motivated, have good oral and
written communication skills, be well organized when handling different
projects, and have the ability to lead research groups and mentor graduate
students. Good Matlab skills are required and Fortran will be highly
desirable. The research position requires intimate interaction with other
academic and industrial researchers, a vision to solve important applied
problems, and the ability and perseverance to achieve these goals.

Position II: UXO Discrimination and Humanitarian Demining:

The candidate should have a strong background in electromagnetics, inverse
theory, signal processing, statistics, and numerical analysis. Good
programming skills in Matlab are required. The ideal candidate will be
independent, self-motivated, have good oral and written communication
skills, be well organized when handling different projects, and have the
ability to lead research groups. The research position requires intimate
interaction with industrial researchers at Sky Research:
(, a vision to solve important problems
connected with UXO Discrimination and Humanitarian demining, and the ability
and perseverance to achieve these goals.


From: Peter Jimack <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:26:56 -0400
Subject: Research Fellow in Scientific Computing (Leeds and Shell, UK)

We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to undertake this three year
project into the development and application of computational algorithms for
the solution of lubrication and elastohydrodynamic lubrication flow problems.
The post will be held within the Scientific Computing group in the School of
Computing at Leeds (UK) however the first two years will be based at Shell
Technology Centre, Thornton (also UK). The starting date is November 1st 2008
(or as soon as possible thereafter). You should posses a PhD in Scientific
Computing, Computational Engineering or a related subject (including a broader
Science or Engineering discipline when combined with a strong background in
computer programming), or have at least four years of relevant post-graduate
experience. Ideally you should also have some prior experience with
computational aspects of tribology but this need not be essential.

Full details may be found at

The closing date for applications is August 28th 2008.


From: Luoding Zhu <>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 17:48:12 -0400
Subject: Postdoc opening at Indiana Univ - Purdue Univ Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Mathematical
Biosciences at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
(IUPUI) invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position in the
area of applied and computational mathematical science. This position may
be renewed for an additional year based upon the availability of funds.
Starting date is negotiable.

Applicants should have a Ph.D in Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering,
Computer Science, or other related fields. The candidates are expected
to have fluid mechanics knowledge at the graduate level and working
experience in scientific computing. The postdoctoral fellow will
participate an ongoing NSF funded project of developing an immersed
boundary method and its applications in biofluid mechanics.

IUPUI is a young large urban research university that has been growing
rapidly. The Center for Mathematical Biosciences and the School of
Medicine on the IUPUI campus provide an excellent environment for
collaborative research in many areas of quantitative biosciences such
as biofluid mechanics. We are located in the downtown of Indianapolis,
the 12th largest city in USA, which offers the lower-than-average cost
of living and one of the most affordable housing markets in the USA.

If interested, please send your current CV including a list of
publications, research statement, and contact information for three
references to Dr. Luoding Zhu via e-mail:, or by
regular mail to: 402 N. Blackford Street, LD 270, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

IUPUI is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D.


From: Fehmi Cirak <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 05:53:00 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral position at University of Cambridge

A postdoctoral research associate position is available starting October 1st
at the Department of Engineering in Cambridge. The successful candidate will
work on a project on parallel numerical methods for fluid-structure
interaction with application to life sciences.

The candidate should have a PhD in Computational Mechanics, Applied
Mathematics or a closely related field. Strong background in nonlinear
mechanics, finite elements, C/C++ software development and high performance
computing are expected. Although not required, experience in biological fluid
dynamics, computational geometry and domain decomposition methods are desirable.

The position is for up to three years.

To apply, please email a cv, one or two representative publications and the
names of two references to Dr. Fehmi Cirak (


From: masson roland <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 04:46:36 -0400
Subject: 18 months position in HPC for CO2 geological storage modeling at IFP

The Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Departments of IFP (French
Petroleum Research Institute) is looking for candidates with a strong
background in scientific computing to join a collaborative project
in high performance computing on C02 geological storage modeling. These
simulations couple multiphase Darcy flow with reactive transport to account
for the geochemical reactions between the aqueous phase and the rock. Basin
scale simulations involve a large range of spatial and time scales and lead
to large nonlinear and linear systems coupling a large number of unknowns.
The position focuses on the design of efficient scalable parallel algorithms
based on IFP-CEA parallel object oriented platform Arcane with dynamic load
balancing capabilities.

The position will be held at IFP, Rueil Malmaison (close neighborhood of
Paris), France. The candidate will join the ANR collaborative project SHPCO2
involving teams from IFP, INRIA, University Paris XIII, ENSMSE, and BRGM.
To apply, send references, and a CV focusing on previous experience in
scientific computing and parallel numerical algorithms, to


From: Nicole Faber <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:48:48 -0400
Subject: PhD positions in High-Perf.Comp. & Num.Lin.Alg. at RWTH Aachen Univ

The Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering
Science (AICES) at RWTH Aachen University is looking for doctoral
students. The AICES graduate program provides a highly
interdisciplinary research-oriented training for very talented
students. AICES brings together scientists from 15 RWTH institutes,
from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, and from the Max Planck
Institute in Düsseldorf.

We are looking for qualified students to participate in and contribute
to projects in the areas of high-performance computing, numerical
linear algebra and automation. A number of innovative and exciting
research themes are being pursued, including
-Fast and accurate computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors;
-Solution of dynamic sparse linear systems;
-Automatic generation and analysis of linear algebra algorithms;
-Performance modeling and prediction.
More information about the projects can be found at

Candidates must possess a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics,
Physics or Engineering with background in scientific
computations. Once selected, the students holding a Bachelor degree
will attend courses for 1-1.5 years before entering a 3-year research
phase. Students holding a Master degree (or German Diplom) will enter
the research phase directly. The stipend is tax/fee-free and amounts
to 500 Euros (plus tution benefit) during the coursework stage, and to
2000 Euros during the research phase. The medium of communication is
English. Please consult for
the application procedure.

RWTH Aachen University is one of the most prestigious universities in
Germany and one of the leading technology universities in Europe. RWTH
has been awarded funding for all three funding lines within the
Excellence Initiative of the German government. Aachen is a
remarkably well preserved medieval town located directly on the border
with Belgium and the Netherlands, hence its international flair. It is
known both as a SPA city, due to the hot springs first discovered by
Romans, and as museum city, because of the monuments (mostly due to
Charlemagne) from its long history.

For further information, please contact Dr. Nicole Faber:


From: Petra Hildebrand <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 09:33:54 +0200
Subject: PhD Scholarship available at Univ of Ulm

Announcement of scholarship

Within in the DFG (German Science Foundation) Research Training
Group (Graduiertenkolleg) „Modeling, Analysis and Simulation in
Economic Mathematics“ at the Faculty of Mathematics and Economics of
the University of Ulm there is

2 PhD Scholarships

available for three years starting at the earliest. One of the
scholarshhips with a particular focus on Financial Mathematics.

The scope of the research training group is the investigation of
economic questions by means of mathematical modeling, analysis and
simulation. These questions are developed in cooperation with partners
from outside the University and arise from the following areas:

1. Evaluation of complex financial products
2. Risk analysis und management
3. Optimal Strategies
4. Econometric analysis und strategies
5. Knowledge discovery and data mining

To solve such problems, the scholarship holders will work in the
following mathematical disciplines:

1. Stochastical models, their analysis and simulation
2. Statistical inference und data analysis
3. Stochastical control and optimization
4. Partial differential equations and functional analysis
5. Financial mathematical modeling and analysis
6. Numerical analysis and simulation
7. Methods in the development and quality management of software

Further information is found on:

The amount of the scholarships is based on the guidelines of the DFG:

Candidates must already be authorized to work in the EU and must be
Germany based. Alumni’s of mathematical based courses of studies are
asked to send their significant application documents (copies of
certificates, CV, photo) up to September 30th 2008 to the speaker:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Urban
University of Ulm
Institut for Numerical Analysis
Helmholtzstrasse 18
89069 Ulm
Phone: +49-731-502-3535
Fax: +49-731-502-3548


From: Prof Rade Vignjevic <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 07:39:37 -0400
Subject: Research Fellow - Modelling Dynamic Behaviour of Metals

£28,633 - £31,914 per annum

Cranfield University, with its close industrial links, has a strategic
commitment to maintain and reinforce its well-established strengths in the
field of modelling dynamic behaviour of metals. Applicants for this post are
sought from either academic or industrial backgrounds.

You will be expected to develop national and world-class standings in this
field. You will complement the existing methods development work within the
group as well as to collaborate and coordinate effort with other groups in
the Department and the School.

Undertaking a leading role in research in support of the Department of
Structures Impact and Machine Dynamics ongoing activities, you will
establish a high quality research portfolio. You will have research
experience in a relevant structures and materials topic such as, knowledge
of multiscale dynamic behaviour of metals including damage and failure,
shockwave propagation in metals, experience in development of Lagrangian
hydrocodes (FE, SPH) and aerospace or defence impact protection.

The incumbent of this post will work closely with researchers at AWE under
the Corporate Technical Outreach programme. This appointment is for a fixed
term of 3 years.

Because of the nature of the work associated with this post, it is subject
to special nationality rules and is open only to British Citizens. All
selected candidates will be required to undergo security clearance.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Rade Vignjevic.
T: +44 (0)1234 754736

Application forms and further details are available from the Human Resources
Department, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL.

E: W:

Alternatively, telephone our 24 hour Recruitment Line on +44 (0)1234 750111
extension 2000, quoting reference number C/8057J.


From: ijnam <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 23:46:53 -0600
Subject: Contents, International journal of numerical analysis and modeling

Contents for International journal of numerical analysis and modeling

Volume 5, Number 4 (2008)

M. Pennacchio, Substructuring preconditioner for parabolic problems by
the Mortar method .527

T. Vdovina and S. Minkoff, An a priori error analysis of operator
upscaling for the acoustic wave equation.543

X. Dai, L. Shen and A. Zhou, A local computational scheme for higher
order finite element value approximation.570

G. Zhang, X. Chen and T. Chen, A Mixed-integer programming approach to
networked control systems 590

X. Wang and L. Cao, The hole-filling method and the uniform multiscale
computation of the elastic equations in perforated domain .612

F. Daim, D. Hilhorst, J. Laminie and R. Eymard, Algorithms for coupled
mechanical deformations and fluid flow in a porous medium with
different time scales .635

M. Cui, H. Chen, R. Ewing and G. Qin, An alternating direction
Galerkin method combined with a modified method of characteristics for
miscible displacement influenced by mobile and immobile water 659

W. Zhao, L. Tian and L. Ju, Convergence analysis of a splitting method
for stochastic differential equations.673

J. Liu and R. Cali, A note on the approximation properties of the
locally divergence-free finite elements.693

P. Antonietti and P. Houston, A pre-processing moving mesh method for
discontinuous Galerkin approximations of advection-diffusion-reaction

C. Jung and R. Temam, Construction of boundary layer elements for
singularly perturbed convection-diffusion equations and L^2-stability


From: "Gladwell, Ian" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:47:44 -0500
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Vol 35, No 2

Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Volume 35, Number
2, July 2008

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

SNOBFIT -- Stable Noisy Optimization by Branch and Fit
Waltraud Huyer, Arnold Neumaier
Article No. 9 (25 pages)

Benchmarking Domain-Specific Compiler Optimizations for Variational Forms
Robert C. Kirby, Anders Logg
Article No. 10 (18 pages)

Updating an LU Factorization with Pivoting
Enrique S. Quintana-Ortí, Robert A. Van De Geijn
Article No. 11 (16 pages)

On the Failure of Rank-Revealing QR Factorization Software -- A Case Study
Zlatko Drmaè, Zvonimir Bujanoviæ
Article No. 12 (28 pages)

Algorithm 881: A Set of Flexible GMRES Routines for Real and Complex
Arithmetics on High-Performance Computers
Valérie Frayssé, Luc Giraud, Serge Gratton
Article No. 13 (12 pages)

Algorithm 882: Near-Best Fixed Pole Rational Interpolation with
Applications in Spectral Methods
Joris van Deun, Karl Deckers, Adhemar Bultheel, J. A. C. Weideman
Article No. 14 (21 pages)

Algorithm 883: SparsePOP---A Sparse Semidefinite Programming
Relaxation of Polynomial Optimization Problems
Hayato Waki, Sunyoung Kim, Masakazu Kojima, Masakazu Muramatsu,
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Article No. 15 (13 pages)

Algorithm 884: A Simple Matlab Implementation of the Argyris Element
Víctor Domínguez, Francisco-Javier Sayas
Article No. 16 (11 pages)


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:40:47 -0400
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 23, Number 4 (August, 2008)
Special Issue on Mathematical Programming in Data Mining and Machine Learning
Guest Editors: Katya Scheinberg and Jiming Peng

Gautam Kunapuli, Kristin P. Bennett, Jing Hu and Jong-Shi Pang
Classification model selection via bilevel programming

Reshma Khemchandani, Jayadeva and Suresh Chandra
Linear potential proximal support vector machines for pattern classification

Joachim Dahl, Lieven Vandenberghe and Vwani Roychowdhury
Covariance selection for non-chordal graphs via chordal embedding

Volkan Vural, Glenn Fung, Jennifer G. Dy and Bharat Rao
Fast semi-supervised SVM classifiers using a-priori metric information

Yongqiao Wang, Xun Zhang, Shouyang Wang and K.K. Lai
Nonlinear clustering-based support vector machine for large datasets

Regular papers:

Ahmet Duran and Gunduz Caginalp
Parameter optimization for differential equations in asset price forecasting

Christopher Anand, Tingting Ren and Tamas Terlaky
Optimizing teardrop, an MRI sampling trajectory

Elisa Castorini, Paolo Nobili, and Chefi Triki
Optimal routing and resource allocation in multi-hop wireless networks

T. Pham Dinh, H.A. Le Thi and F. Akoa
Combining DCA (DC Algorithms) and interior point techniques for
large-scale nonconvex quadratic programming

Michael P. Friedlander and Kathrin Hatz
Computing nonnegative tensor factorizations

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

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

Discounted individual subscription:


From: Laura Smith <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:03:27 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 24, issue 4, August 2008

Volume 24, Issue 4, August 2008
Article numbers: 045001--045020

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


On the detection of a moving obstacle in an ideal fluid by a boundary
Carlos Conca, Patricio Cumsille, Jaime Ortega and Lionel Rosier

A convergence analysis of the iteratively regularized Gauss--Newton method
under the Lipschitz condition
Qinian Jin

Recovering an obstacle and its impedance from Cauchy data
William Rundell

An integrated statistical approach for volume reconstruction from
unregistered sequential slices
Yong Yu, Alain Trouv\'e, Jiaping Wang and Bernard Chalmond}

On real-time algorithms for the location search of discontinuous
conductivities with one measurement
Martin Hanke

Elastic nonlinear amplitude versus angle inversion and data-driven depth
imaging in stratified media derived from inverse scattering approximations
Lasse Amundsen, Arne Reitan, B{\o}rge Arntsen and Bj{\o}rn Ursin

Convergence rates for regularization of ill-posed problems in Banach
spaces by approximate source conditions
Torsten Hein

Algorithms for magnetic tomography---on the role of {\it a priori}
knowledge and constraints
Karl-Heinz Hauer, Roland Potthast and Martin Wannert

The Lavrentiev regularization of the data completion problem
F Ben Belgacem, H El Fekih and F Jelassi

Solution of the nonlinear elasticity imaging inverse problem: the
compressible case
Nachiket H Gokhale, Paul E Barbone and Assad A Oberai

Image reconstruction from a small number of projections
G T Herman and R Davidi

Motion compensated local tomography
A Katsevich

Wide-band pulse-echo imaging with distributed apertures in multi-path
T Varslot, B Yazici and M Cheney

Solving inhomogeneous inverse problems by topological derivative methods
A Carpio and M-L Rap\'un

Patient-adapted reconstruction and acquisition dynamic imaging method
Nitin Aggarwal and Yoram Bresler

Darboux transformations of lower degree for two-dimensional
$C^{(1)}$$_{l}$ and $D$$^{(2)}$$_{l+1}$ Toda equations
Zi-Xiang Zhou

Inverse problems related to a coupled system of microstructure
J Janno and J Engelbrecht}

A statistical minimax approach to the Hausdorff moment problem
Thanh Mai Pham Ngoc

A unified approach to various techniques for the non-uniqueness of the
inverse gravimetric problem and wavelet-based methods
V Michel and A S Fokas

Locating radiating sources for Maxwell's equations using the approximate
A Lakhal and A K Louis

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