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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:57:48 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - J. D. Crawford Prize


The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) J. D. Crawford
Prize is awarded every two years for recent outstanding work on a topic
in dynamical systems and nonlinear science, as evidenced by a
publication in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the four
calendar years preceding the year of the award. The term "nonlinear
science" includes dynamical systems theory and its applications, as well
as experiments and computations/simulations. For the 2009 award, the
paper must bear an electronic publication date in the calendar years,

The SIAG/DS will award the prize at the SIAM Conference on Applications
of Dynamical Systems (DS09), to be held May 17-21, 2009, at Snowbird,
Utah. The award will include a plaque, a certificate, and a cash award
of $750. SIAM will reimburse the recipient's reasonable travel expenses
to attend the conference and receive the award.

Previous Crawford Prize recipients are Bjorn Sandstede (2001), Yannis G.
Kevrekidis (2003), Dwight Barkley (2005), Andrew Stuart (2007).

Nominations, including a C.V., should be addressed to the J. D. Crawford
Prize Selection Committee and sent by OCTOBER 15, 2008, to J. M.
Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 23:00:49 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Jurgen Moser Lecture

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Jurgen Moser Lecture

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) Jurgen Moser
Lecture is awarded every two years to a person who has made
distinguished contributions to nonlinear science. The term "nonlinear
science" includes dynamical systems theory and its applications, as well
as experiments and computations/simulations.

The SIAG/DS will award the prize at the SIAM Conference on Applications
of Dynamical Systems (DS09), to be held May 17-21, 2009, at Snowbird,
Utah. The award will include a plaque, a certificate, a $500 cash
award, and an invitation to give a plenary lecture at the conference.
In addition to reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, the
recipient will receive a $500 honorarium for the lecture.

Previous Moser Lecturers are Yakov Sinai (2001), David Ruelle (2003),
Stephen Smale (2005), and Harry Swinney (2007).

Nominations should be addressed to the Jurgen Moser Lecture Selection
Committee and sent by OCTOBER 15, 2008, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 18:02:10 EDT
Subject: New book, Formation Testing Pressure Transient & Contamination Anal.


E&P Press is pleased to announce the new book, "Formation Testing
Pressure Transient and Contamination Analysis," by Wilson C. Chin,
Ph.D., MIT. Numerous forward and inverse models for pressure and
permeability interpretation, and methods for multiphase contamination
and cleanup analysis, together with detailed calculated examples, are
given (417 pages, 214 figures). Mr. Chin, previously a key researcher
at Halliburton responsible for designing a number of interpretation,
supercharge modeling and two-phase cleanup methods, was supported by
four prestigious Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from
the United States Department of Energy, and also awards from CNOOC and
COSL. The book summarizes more than a decade of research and
perspectives on formation testing job planning. The attached (pdf)
"Announcement" contains a detailed Table of Contents as well as author
and contact information. For further information, please visit the
developer's website at


From: Andy Wathen <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:53:29 -0400
Subject: Inst for Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICFD), 25th Anniv, Oxford, Sep 2008

It will be 25 years next month since the Institute for Computational Fluid
Dynamics (ICFD) based at the Universities of Reading and Oxford was initiated
by Bill Morton and Mike Baines. To recognize the occasion there will be
an anniversary two-day meeting on 15th and 16th September in Oxford.
The meeting will be in the Computing Laboratory and accomodation at
New College (one of the oldest colleges in Oxford!).

The programme at

details the invited speakers who include

Tony Hutton (Airbus),
Phil Roe (Michigan),
Andrew Stuart (Warwick) and
Nigel Weatherill (Birmingham)

and also gives details of the Celebratory Conference Dinner in the Hall at
New College on the evening of Monday 15th September when Bill Morton will
speak. All are welcome: details on the web site above

- Andy Wathen


From: Ashok Srinivasan <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:49:35 -0400
Subject: HiPC 2008: Student Symposium and Workshops, India, Dec 2008

Student Symposium and Workshops at
HiPC-08: International Conference on High Performance Computing
Dec 17-20, 2008 Bangalore, India

HiPC 2008 will feature the first student research symposium on High
Performance Computing (HPC) aimed at stimulating and fostering
student research, and providing an international forum to highlight
student research accomplishments. The symposium will also expose
students to the best practices in HPC in academia and industry. The
one-day symposium will feature brief presentations by student
authors on their research, followed by a poster exhibit. Short
invited talks by leading HPC researchers/practitioners will be
included in the program. The symposium reception will provide an
opportunity for students to interact with HPC researchers and
practitioners (and recruiters) from academia and industry. To be
considered, students should submit a 5 page extended abstract of
their research.

* August 15, 2008 - Student Symposium submissions open.
* September 15, 2008 - Student Symposium submissions due.
* Submission procedures will be available at the Student Symposium web
site after August 15, 2008.
* See for details.


* Five workshops are co-located with HiPC 2008:
- Workshop on Grid and Utility Computing
- Workshop on Service-Oriented Engineering and Optimizations
- Workshop on Next Generation Wireless Networks
- Workshop on Advanced Memory Technologies for HPC Systems
- Workshop on High Performance FPGA/Reconfigurable Computing
* Paper submissions for the workshops are open.
* Please submit your papers to the respective workshops chairs
* See for details.


From: Yang Cao <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:30:29 -0400 (AST)
Subject: Deadline Extended: SAC'09 Track on Comp. Sciences, Hawaii, Mar 2009

Dear colleagues,

Due to many requests, it has been decided to move the submission deadline
of the SAC'09 conference from August 16th to August 23rd (Midnight time in
Hawaii). Below is the updated CFP.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
March 8 - 12, 2009
sponsored by
The ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing
hosted by
University of Hawaii at ManoaandChaminade University of Honolulu
Conference web page:
Track web page:

1. Aug. 23, 2008: Paper submissions
2. Oct. 11, 2008: Author notification of acceptance
3. Oct. 25, 2008: Camera-Ready Copy due
4. Mar. 8-12, 2009: Conference


Adrian Sandu and Yang Cao
Department of Computer Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106
Email: {sandu,ycao}


From: Christopher Read <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 03:44:05 -0400
Subject: Research Opportunities at Winton Capital Management

Winton Capital Management is a state-of-the-art quantitative fund management
company with offices in Oxford and London.

Winton is a heavily research-oriented organisation, based on the principle
that superior knowledge holds the key to consistent success in the financial
markets. The firm's investment decisions are made purely systematically,
based on mathematical algorithms derived from sophisticated statistical

Winton was founded in 1997 and has since grown to over 150 employees with
more than half that number engaged in research. Winton looks for exceptional
candidates with quantitative backgrounds who would like to work in a
relaxed 'university-like' atmosphere a-typical of the investment industry.
The dynamic nature of Winton’s business allows for fast changing career
paths, which suit the needs of employees as they develop.

Winton is seeking scientists with a practical attitude and an interest in
finance who can analyse large datasets. As a numerical analyst you will join
a highly skilled team of researchers working across disciplines on topics
arising from algorithmic trading. Typical projects include interpolation of
volatility surfaces in high dimensions, large-scale optimization and
correlation estimation. At the cutting edge of science and economics, Winton
provides outstanding facilities for research, access to data and exceptional
compensation packages. Advanced computer science skills are an advantage.

To apply or for more information please contact George Calderbank, on +4420
7610 5350 or by email at


From: "L. N. Vicente" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:21:35 -0400
Subject: 5-year research positions (Coimbra, Portugal)


The Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (CMUC)
invites applications for five 5-year research positions in all
areas of Mathematics.

The appointments will be made for three years, renewable for
two more. The positions do not involve any teaching duties but
it is expected some involvement in graduate programs.

The basic salary is in the order of 42500 euros a year. Benefits
include private health insurance and social security.

The deadline for application is September 10, 2008, and the
application details are given in


From: sws01sld <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:28:34 +0100
Subject: NCEO Postdoc in radar data assimilation

Post Title: Post Doctoral Research Assistant in exploitation of
precipitation measurements

Grade: Grade 6

Faculty/Department: National Centre for Earth Observation

The post will be concerned with assimilating new observations of
precipitation from polarization radars into a high resolution model.

As part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), this post
will exploit the next generation of weather radars that are coming
on-line for the measurement of rainfall and hail. Their polarization
capability offers the ability to provide much more accurate
measurements, but is a challenge to use operational context. This post
will focus on the assimilation of the radar variable “differential
phase shift” into the high-resolution Met Office forecast model over
the UK. This variable has potential advantages over radar reflectivity
factor due to its insensitivity to hail and its being unaffected by
attenuation. It is therefore particularly suited to conditions of very
heavy rainfall when the importance of accurate flood forecasts is most
acute. You will collaborate with other scientists within NCEO, as well
as scientists from the Met Office (both based at Reading and in

For further details and an application form see


From: Lehel Banjai <>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 06:11:27 -0400
Subject: PhD and PostDoc positions in Numerical Analysis at the MPI in Leipzig

Applications are invited for A PhD and a Postdoc position in the Independent
junior research group of Dr. Lehel Banjai at the Max-Planck Institute for
Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

The successful applicants will be expected to work on the application of
boundary integral methods for time-dependent problems (acoustics,

Applications should be sent by email to They must include

a) curriculum vitae (for the PhD position including a record of academic
education with grades)
b) thesis (PhD/Masters thesis if available)
c) two letters of recommendation

Applications for the Postdoc position should additionally include a list a
publications and a summary of research interests.

Positions are open until filled and are not expected to begin before November

For more information about the positions please contact Dr. Lehel Banjai


From: Michael Winckler <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:44:41 +0200
Subject: 19 PhD scholarships at HGS MathComp, Univ of Heidelberg, Germany

The Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational
Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp, University of Heidelberg,
Germany) is offering

19 PhD scholarship in mathematics, scientific computing
and applications of modelling in sciences.

These doctoral scholarships are for the duration of 2 years
with an extension for 1 year. Monthly stipend is 1436 Euros.

Applicants are selected in a competitive application process.
Evaluation of the applications is based on grades (master,
diploma), quality of the PhD proposal and scientific career
of the applicant.

The application period stars on July 20th 2008 and ends September 15th
2008. Applicants are strongly advised to contact one of HGS MathComps
27 principal investigators as early as possible to negotiate a PhD
project and find suitable supervisors.

All information about HGS MathComp, the participating workgroups
and institutions and their areas of research as well as the
application process can be found at our website:

Dr. Michael Winckler
Administrative Director, HGS MathComp


From: Chinh Dinh <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:52:23 -0400
Subject: Now online: special issue of JCP in honour of Darryl D Holm's 60th b-day

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical is pleased to publish a
special issue in honour of Darryl D Holm’s 60th birthday. To read this issue
for free, visit this link:


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:59:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 35, Number 1, April 2008
(The first three papers (pp.1-61) belong to the special
issue on level set methods)

Extracting Grain Boundaries and Macroscopic Deformations from
Images on Atomic Scale
Benjamin Berkels, Andreas Ratz, Martin Rumpf and Axel Voigt,

Essentially Non-Oscillatory Adaptive Tree Methods
Thomas C. Cecil, Stanley J. Osher and Jianliang Qian, pp.25-41.

An Improved Sharp Interface Method for Viscoelastic and Viscous
Two-Phase Flows
P. A. Stewart, N. Lay, M. Sussman and M. Ohta, pp.43-61.

A Generalization of the Euler-Maclaurin Summation Formula: An
Application to Numerical Computation of the Fermi-Dirac Integrals
Grzegorz Rzadkowski and Slawomir Lepkowski, pp.63-74.

Volume 35, Numbers 2-3, May-June 2008
(special issue on level set methods)

Stanley Osher, pp.75-76.

Finite Element-Based Level Set Methods for Higher Order Flows
Martin Burger, Christina Stocker and Axel Voigt, pp.77-98.

On the Numerical Approximation of the Length of (Implicit)
Level Curves
Vicente F. Candela and Antonio Marquina, pp.99-113.

Second-Order Accurate Computation of Curvatures in a Level Set
Framework Using Novel High-Order Reinitialization Schemes
Antoine du Chene, Chohong Min and Frederic Gibou, pp.114-131.

Nonlinear Dynamical Shape Priors for Level Set Segmentation
Daniel Cremers, pp.132-143.

Computation of the Semiclassical Limit of the Schrodinger Equation
with Phase Shift by a Level Set Method
Shi Jin and Xu Yang, pp.144-169.

Properties of a Level Set Algorithm for the Visibility Problems
Chiu-Yen Kao and Richard Tsai, pp.170-191.

Superposition of Multi-Valued Solutions in High Frequency Wave
Hailiang Liu and Zhongming Wang, pp.192-218.

Level Set Equations on Surfaces via the Closest Point Method
Colin B. Macdonald and Steven J. Ruuth, pp.219-240.

Discontinuous Hamiltonian Finite Element Method for Linear
Hyperbolic Systems
Yan Xu, Jaap J. W. van der Vegt and Onno Bokhove, pp.241-265.

A New Ghost Cell/Level Set Method for Moving Boundary Problems:
Application to Tumor Growth
Paul Macklin and John S. Lowengrub, pp.266-299.

The Flexible, Extensible and Efficient Toolbox of Level Set
Ian M. Mitchell, pp.300-329.

A Local Semi-Implicit Level-Set Method for Interface Motion
David Salac and Wei Lu, pp.330-349.

An Unconditionally Stable MacCormack Method
Andrew Selle, Ronald Fedkiw, ByungMoon Kim, Yingjie Liu and
Jarek Rossignac, pp.350-371.

A Numerical Method for Free-Surface Flows and Its Application
to Droplet Impact on a Thin Liquid Layer
Kensuke Yokoi, pp.372-396.

Volume 36, Number 1, July 2008

Detection of Edges in Spectral Data III -- Refinement of
the Concentration Method
Anne Gelb and Dennis Cates, pp.1-43.

Numerical Simulation of Fluid-Structure Interaction Using
Modified Ghost Fluid Method and Naviers Equations
T.G. Liu, J.Y. Ho, B.C. Khoo and A.W. Chowdhury, pp.45-68.

Bivariate Product Cubature Using Peano Kernels for Local
Error Estimates
Chin-Yun Chen, pp.69-88.

A Numerical Study of Diagonally Split Runge–Kutta Methods
for PDEs with Discontinuities
Colin B. Macdonald, Sigal Gottlieb and Steven J. Ruuth,

Numerical Schemes of Diffusion Asymptotics and Moment
Closures for Kinetic Equations
J.A. Carrillo, T. Goudon, P. Lafitte and F. Vecil,

Volume 36, Number 2, August 2008

The Computation of a Locally Conservative Stress for the
Continuous Galerkin Method for Compressible Linearly Elastic
Bernardo Cockburn and Haiying Wang, pp.151-163.

On Hybrid Multigrid-Schwarz Algorithms
Sebastien Loisel, Reinhard Nabben and Daniel B. Szyld,

A Rectangular Finite Volume Element Method for a Semilinear
Elliptic Equation
Zhiguang Xiong and Yanping Chen, pp.177-191.

Extension of WAF Type Methods to Non-Homogeneous Shallow
Water Equations with Pollutant
E.D. Fernandez-Nieto and G. Narbona-Reina, pp.193-217.

On the Use of Compact Streamfunction-Velocity Formulation of
Steady Navier-Stokes Equations on Geometries beyond Rectangular
Swapan K. Pandit, pp.219-242.

A Tailored Finite Point Method for a Singular Perturbation
Problem on an Unbounded Domain
Houde Han, Zhongyi Huang and R. Bruce Kellogg, pp.243-261.

Mixed Fourier-Laguerre Spectral and Pseudospectral Methods
for Exterior Problems Using Generalized Laguerre Functions
Rong Zhang, Zhong-qing Wang and Ben-yu Guo, pp.263-283.


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 23:54:30 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 4 No. 1

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 4, Number 1, 2008

S. Faure, J. Laminie and R. Temam
Colocated finite volume schemes for fluid flows.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 1-25.

Jian-Guo Liu and Cheng Wang
A fourth order numerical method for the primitive equations formulated
in mean vorticity.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 26-55.

Ellen M. Taylor and M. Pino Martin
Synchronization of weighted essentially non-oscillatory methods.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 56-71.

Tianyu Zhang, Nick Cogan and Qi Wang
Phase-field models for biofilms II. 2-D numerical simulations of
biofilm-flow interaction.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 72-101.

Yan Ding, Tiejun Li, Dongxiao Zhang and Pingwen Zhang
Adaptive Stroud stochastic collocation method for flow in random
porous media via Karhunen-Lo??ve expansion
Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 102-123.

J. Kaupuzs, R. V. N. Melnik and J. Rimsans
Advanced Monte Carlo study of the Goldstone mode singularity in the 3D
XY model. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 124-134.

Weizhu Bao and Ming-Huang Chai
A uniformly convergent numerical method for singularly perturbed
nonlinear eigenvalue problems. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008),
pp. 135-160.

Emine Deniz (Calisir) Tekin, Figen Erkoc, Ilkay Yildiz and Sakir Erkoc
Quantum chemical calculations of warfarin sodium, warfarin and its
metabolites. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 161-176.

Houde Han, Ming Yan and Chunlin Wu An energy regularization method for
the backward diffusion problem and its applications to image
deblurring. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 177-194.

Yu-Mei Huang and Michael K. Ng Lipschitz and total-variational
regularization for blind deconvolution. Commun. Comput. Phys., 4
(2008), pp. 195-206.

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