NA Digest Monday, October 6, 2008 Volume 08 : Issue 40

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Sandia National Labs

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 19:13:21 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Jurgen Moser Lecture - Deadline Oct 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Jurgen Moser Lecture - Deadline October 15, 2008

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


From: Adrian Lewis <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:21:38 -0400
Subject: Lagrange Prize - Call for Nominations - Deadline Jan 10 2009

The Mathematical Programming Society and SIAM invite nominations
for the 2009 Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization. The Prize
honors an original paper or book appearing in the period 2003-08,
judged primarily for mathematical quality, significance, and
originality. The announcement

contains full details. Nominations, consisting of a copy of the
publication and a nominating letter, should be emailed to
Adrian Lewis

by January 10, 2009.


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 19:01:21 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - J. D. Crawford Prize - Deadline Oct 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - J. D. Crawford Prize - Deadline October 15, 2008

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
publication must bear an electronic publication date in the calendar
years, 2005-2008.

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: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:39:46 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Ralph E. Kleinman Prize - Deadline Nov 1

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding
research or other contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics
and applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents
new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering,
science, and technology is particularly appropriate. The prize may be
awarded for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such

The Kleinman Prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN09) to
be held July 6-10, 2009, in Denver, Colorado. The award will consist of
a certificate and a cash award of $5,000. SIAM will reimburse
reasonable travel expenses for the recipient to attend the award

Nominations, including a letter of nomination, C.V., and up to two (2)
letters of support, should be addressed to Professor Graeme Milton,
Chair, Ralph Kleinman Prize Committee, and sent by NOVEMBER 1, 2008, to
J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: David Masser <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 07:30:45 -0400
Subject: The Ostrowski Prize 2009 - Call for proposals - Deadline Dec 1

The aim of the Ostrowski Foundation is to promote the science of
mathematics by periodically awarding an international prize for the
best performances in the field of pure mathematics and of the
theoretical foundations of numerical mathematics. As a rule, the prize
is awarded every two years to the scientist, or group of scientists,
who, during the preceding five years, has achieved the highest
scientific accomplishments in these fields. It is awarded
independently of politics, race, religion, domicile, nationality or
age. The prize in 2007 amounted to 100,000 Swiss francs.

The Foundation awards at the same time a scholarship for a talented
young mathematician, whose name is to be suggested by the current
prizewinners. The scholarship will enable the winner to spend a year
for further education (as a postdoctoral fellow) at a university of
his or her own choice.

The previous prizewinners are, in chronological order: L. de Branges,
J. Bourgain, M. Ratner and M. Laczkovich, A. Wiles, Y. Nesterenko and
G. Pisier, A. Beilinson and H. Hofer, H. Iwaniec, P. Sarnak and
R. Taylor, P. Seymour, B.Green and T.Tao, O. Schramm.

The jury invites proposals for candidates for the Ostrowski Prize
2009. The proposals including a short justification should be sent to before 1st December 2008.


From: Mike Heroux <>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 09:39:19 -0400
Subject: Trilinos Release 9.0 Available

Trilinos Version 9.0 is available for download at the Trilinos website.

Trilinos 9.0 has an expanded scope beyond solvers to include other
solution components such as mesh generation, load balancing and
support tools for developing scalable parallel applications.


The Trilinos Project is an effort to develop algorithms and enabling
technologies within an object-oriented software framework for the
solution of large-scale, complex multi-physics engineering and
scientific problems. All packages are self-contained, with the
Trilinos top layer providing a common look-and-feel and


The version 9.0 general release contains 37 packages: Amesos, Anasazi,
Aztecoo, Belos, Didasko, Epetra, Epetraext, Fei*, Galeri, Ifpack,
Isorropia, Kokkos, Komplex, Loca, Meros, ML, Moertel, Moocho,
New_Package, NOX, Pamgen*, Phalanx*, PhdMesh*, Pliris, PyTrilinos,
RTOp, Rythmos, Sacado, Stratimikos, Sundance*, Teuchos, ThreadPool*,
Thyra, Trilinoscouplings, Triutils, WebTrilinos, and Zoltan*

(* denotes packages that are being released as a part of Trilinos for
the first time.)

The limited release contains an additional 4 packages that are
available in special situations by request. These are: Claps,
Intrepid, RBGen, and Tpetra.

More information:


From: Julie Haenisch <>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:07:52 -0400
Subject: New book, Euler's Gem:The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

Euler's Gem:
The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
David S. Richeson

"Euler's Gem is a thoroughly satisfying meditation on one of mathematics'
loveliest formulas. The author begins with Euler's act of seeing what no one
previously had, and returns repeatedly to the resulting formula with ever
more careful emendations and ever-widening points of view. This highly
nuanced narrative sweeps the reader into the cascade of interlocking ideas
which undergird modern topology and lend it its power and beauty."--Donal
O'Shea, author of The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the

Read a sample chapter online, click here:


From: Julie Haenisch <>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:09:41 -0400
Subject: New book, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
Edited by Timothy Gowers
June Barrow-Green and Imre Leader, associate editors

³This is a wonderful book. The content is overwhelming. Every practicing
mathematician, everyone who uses mathematics, and everyone who is interested
in mathematics must have a copy of their own."--Simon A. Levin, Princeton

Read sample chapters online, click here:


From: Shaun Forth <>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 16:07:21 -0400
Subject: 7th European Workshop on Automatic Differentiation, UK, Nov 2008
Monday 24th - Tuesday 25th November 2008
Oxford University
Oxford UK

This two day workshop is the seventh in a series providing a forum
for the presentation of theoretical developments in, and applications
of, Automatic Differentiation (AD) and adjoint methods. It will be
informal, with no published proceedings, so allowing for the
discussion of work in progress and presentations by those new to the
subject. The workshop is kindly being hosted by Prof. Mike Giles of
the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance.

We welcome every researcher who wishes to present their work on any
aspect of AD or its applications. However, at this workshop we would
encourage contributions in the area of

- Applications and Challenges for AD in Economics and Finance

If you are interested in giving a 25 minute talk on any aspect of AD,
or any applications you think suitable for AD then please contact Dr
Shaun Forth at We particularly
welcome contributions from research students and those new to AD.

Registration and other details will appear at


From: "Mario S. Mommer" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:04:39 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Model Based Optimal Experimental Design, Nov 2008


at the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
University of Heidelberg, 6th and 7th of November, 2008.

The subject of this workshop is the design of experiments to gather
data for identifying the parameters of mathematical models of
processes in industry and science, in particular models that include
differential equations of some sort (ODEs, PDEs, or DAEs). The
fundamental insight is that, in many documented cases, it is possible
to drastically reduce the number and cost of experiments, and at the
same time improve accuracy of the estimated parameters, by using
modern numerical and analytical techniques. By bringing together
researchers from academia and industry, we hope to foster fruitful
discussion and exchange on such techniques, specific applications, and
areas where further research is needed.

for contributed talks: 17th of October, 2008
for registration: 30th of October 2008.

For more information visit the webpage of the workshop at

The organizers,
Mario S. Mommer, Hergen Schultze, Hans Georg Bock,
Sebastian Sager, Johannes Schloeder.


From: Dirk Nuyens <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 01:16:12 -0400
Subject: 3rd Workshop on High-Dimensional Approximation, Sydney, Feb 2009

February 16-20, 2009
School of Maths & Stats, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


The HDA workshop covers current research in all aspects of high
dimensional integration and approximation and is open to all with
an interest in the area. It is organized under the auspices
of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics of
Complex Systems, the ANU Centre for Mathematics and its Applications and
the DFG SPP 1324: Extraction of Quantifiable Information from Complex

The scientific committee consists of
* Jochen Garcke (Matheon & TU Berlin, Germany)
* Michael Griebel (U Bonn, Germany)
* Wolfgang Hackbusch (Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Germany)
* Markus Hegland (ANU, Australia)
* George Karniadakis (Brown U & MIT, USA)
* Frances Kuo (UNSW, Australia)
* Ian Sloan (UNSW, Australia)
* Henryk Wozniakowski (Columbia U, USA & Warsaw U, Poland)
* Harry Yserentant (TU Berlin, Germany)

The program will consist solely of contributed talks (on the principle
that everybody is equal) with no parallel tracks and we especially
encourage young researchers as well as settled researchers to
contribute. Interaction between researchers is one of the main goals of
this workshop. We are pleased to already have prominent names agreeing to
contribute talks to this workshop (see website).

Registration should be done BEFORE OCTOBER 31 and abstracts of talks should
be submitted BEFORE NOVEMBER 15, both through the website. The workshop
will have no parallel sessions, therefore the number of participants will
be limited by the size of the lecture theatre.

More information can be found at the workshop website:

The organisers,
Dirk Nuyens (UNSW, Australia & KULeuven, Belgium) and
Paul Leopardi (ANU, Australia).


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:35:04 -0400
Subject: SIAM/ACM Geometric Design and Solid & Physical Modeling, Mar 2009

2009 SIAM/ACM Joint Conference on Geometric Design and Solid &
Physical Modeling
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, California
October 5-8, 2009

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:


Deadlines are midnight Eastern Time

Deadline for submission of peer-reviewed technical papers for published
proceedings: March 16, 2009

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals and speaker
abstracts: March 31, 2009

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: March 31, 2009

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: Annette Anthony <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:42:55 -0400
Subject: 13th Annual Copper Mountain Conf on Multigrid Methods, Mar 2009


Thirteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid
March 22 – 27, 2009
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
The Center for Applied Scientific Computing,
Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab
The University of Colorado
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

General scalable multigrid, multilevel, multiscale
and hierarchical techniques, algebraic & structured
Parallel and cache-aware implementation of multigrid
Coarsening and upscaling
MG as preconditioning
Systems of PDE’s

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. Travel and lodging assistance will be
awarded to students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best
research papers.
MULTIGRID TUTORIAL. Updated tutorials on basic multigrid and advanced
multilevel techniques, including algebraic multigrid (AMG), nonlinear
problems, variable mesh spacings, variable coefficient operators, and
other common complicating situations.

Student Papers January 5, 2009
Author Abstracts January 15, 2009
Early Registration February 22, 2009
Guaranteed Lodging February 18, 2009

Please access our website at:

- or contact –

Annette Anthony
Front Range Scientific Computations
(303) 554-1232 - or (480) 332-2026


From: Jiri Stary <>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 04:44:45 -0400
Subject: IMACS Conference MODELLING 2009, Czech Republic, Jun 2009

We invite you to the Fourth IMACS Conference

Mathematical Modelling and Computational Methods
in Applied Sciences and Engineering
June 22-26, 2009
Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic

Devoted to Owe Axelsson in ocassion of his 75th birthday.

Topics of interest include: applications of computational modelling in
engineering and science, modelling of multiscale and multiphysics
phenomena, progress in discretization methods, efficient solvers,
nonlinear problems, large scale computing, parallel algorithm etc.

Plenary Invited Speakers:
P. Arbenz (CH), C. Farhat (USA), R. W. Hoppe (DE), O. Kolditz (DE), Y.
Saad (USA), O. Steinbach (AT), P. Wriggers (DE)

The conference is organized by the Institute of Geonics AS CR and VSB -
TU Ostrava, CR in cooperation with IMACS (International Association for
Mathematics and Computers in Simulations)


From: Einar Ronquist <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 06:33:01 -0400
Subject: Intl Conf on Spectral and High Order Methods, Norway, Jun 2009

ICOSAHOM 2009, Trondheim, Norway, June 22-26, 2009

The 8th International Conference on Spectral and High Order Methods (ICOSAHOM)
continues to be the main conference venue where significant advances and new
applications of high-order accurate methods for solving PDE's are presented.

Invited speakers:

Oscar Bruno (Caltech, USA)
Christian Lubich (Universitat T{\"u}bingen, Germany)
Markus Melenk (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Peter Monk (University of Delaware, USA)
Hans Munthe-Kaas (University of Bergen, Norway)
Fabio Nobile (Politechnico of Milan, Italy)
Jaume Peraire (MIT, USA)
Joachim Sch{\"o}berl (University of Linz, Austria)
Tim Warburton (Rice University, USA)
Barbara Wohlmuth (Universit{\"a}t Stuttgart, Germany)

The deadline for minisymposium proposals is December 15, 2008.
For more information, please visit the conference web page

We look forward to seeing you in Trondheim in June, 2009.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Einar Rønquist


From: "International Conference on Supercomputing" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 08:51:11 -0400
Subject: Call for Papers: International Conference on Supercomputing, Jun 2009

23rd International Conference on Supercomputing
June 9-11, 2009
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Metro New York City Area, USA
Sponsored by ACM/SIGARCH

ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of
research results in high-performance computing systems. Next year the
conference will be held at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in
Yorktown Heights, NY. The Center is located in a scenic area of State
of New York and is within easy reach of New York City.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of research, development, and
application of high-performance experimental and commercial systems.

Papers should not exceed 6,000 words, and should be submitted
electronically, in PDF format using the ICS'09 submission web
site. Submissions should be blind. The review process will include a
rebuttal period. Please refer to the ICS09 web site for detailed

Workshop and tutorial proposals are also be solicited and due by
January 15, 2009. For further information and future updates, refer
to the ICS'09 web site at or contact the
General or Program Chairs.

Important Dates
Abstract submission: January 12, 2009
Paper submission: January 19, 2009
Author notification: March 23, 2009
Final papers: April 24, 2009

For more information, please visit the conference web site at


From: Louis Rossi <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:04:33 -0400
Subject: Faculty position in Mathematical Biology at the University of Delaware

University of Delaware
Assistant Professor in Mathematical Biology

The Department of Mathematical Sciences seeks a tenure track Assistant
Professor with a research focus in the area of Mathematical Biology,
defined broadly to be mathematical research with a direct impact on
the life sciences. Potential for outstanding research accomplishment
that complements and extends research capabilities within the
Department and the University will weigh heavily in the applicant's
favor. Interest and ability in multidisciplinary research and
potential to attract external funding is highly desirable. Applicants
must have a PhD and must provide evidence of effective teaching. More
information about the Department can be found at

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, four letters of recommendation (with
one addressing teaching), a research statement and a teaching
statement should be submitted using; electronic
submission is preferred. Paper applications may be sent to:
Mathematical Biology Search; Department of Mathematical Sciences;
University of Delaware; Newark, DE 19716. The curriculum vitae and
all application materials shall be shared with university faculty.
Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2008 and will
continue until the position is filled.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which
encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.


From: Jill Drewery <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 13:05:25 -0400
Subject: Joint Faculty Position at ORNL & the University of Tennessee

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in partnership with the University
of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is soliciting applications for a staff
research scientist with a joint faculty appointment at the Joint Institute
of Computational Sciences, University of Tennessee (JICS).

The JICS Joint Faculty position is a dual appointment based as research
staff at ORNL and half-time faculty in the Mathematics department at UTK,
pending final administrative approval. Candidates at both junior and senior
levels are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be a UT-
Battelle employee jointly funded by both institutions and (s)he will be
appointed at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor without
tenure since the faculty appointment is half time.

Required qualifications for the position include a Ph.D., evidence of
significant scientific productivity, and a commitment to an integrated
program of teaching and research.

In addition to applying online at
please submit a description of your research program, and at least three
letters of reference to the Mathematics Search Committee at the email or
U.S. mail addresses below:

Mathematics Search Committee
Joint Institute for Computational Sciences
University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P. O. Box 2008, Bldg. 5100
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6173

Applicants are encouraged to apply by Oct 30, 2008. The search will remain
open until the position is filled.


From: Qiang Ye <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:06:16 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of Kentucky

Applications are invited for two full time faculty positions beginning in Fall
2009, at the tenure-track (Assistant Professor) level. Appointees will be
expected to pursue a vigorous research program and to teach graduate as well
as undergraduate students. While outstanding applicants from all mathematical
research areas will be considered, preference will be given to those with
research interests in the following areas of research: (A) topology; (B)
computational and applied mathematics. Applicants at higher levels will be
considered in exceptional cases. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D.
degree by the time the appointment begins and are expected to present evidence
of excellence in research and teaching. Applications should include the
standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, curriculum vitae, a
statement about current and future research, a statement on teaching
experience, at least three letters of reference addressing research, and one
letter of reference addressing teaching. All application materials must be
submitted online at If this proves to be
impossible, applications may be mailed to:

Recruiting Committee
c/o Professor Peter Perry
Department of Mathematics
University of Kentucky
715 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027, USA

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants may be
interviewed before November 15, 2008; however, no hiring decision will be made
until after November 15, 2008.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse
geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public
institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of
other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. For more information
about the position or department, see .


From: Mike Heroux <>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 16:09:50 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position in Algorithms for scalable computers at Sandia Labs

The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia National
Laboratories conducts research in mathematical and computer sciences
with application to a broad range of science and engineering
applications of national and global importance. The CSRI maintains
world-class research programs in computational and discrete
mathematics, computer science, scalable algorithms, and large-scale
high- performance computer systems. We are searching for a
post-doctoral candidate to conduct R&D in numerical algorithms for
scalable multicore computers.

This position involves activities toward the goal of effective use of
emerging and future scalable multicore computers for science and
engineering applications. Candidates are sought with a strong
background in high performance numerical linear algebra including
parallel multilevel algorithms, algorithms for multicore
architectures, and object-oriented scientific software
engineering. Experience with Trilinos software is desirable.
Outstanding applicants in related areas will also be considered.

Applicants must have (or soon have) a Ph.D. in mathematics, computer
science, statistics, or related fields with a record of academic
excellence (3.5 GPA or higher). Programming experience (C++ required;
Fortran & Matlab desired) with knowledge of parallel programming such
as MPI, OpenMP, and/or threads is desired. Communication skills
appropriate for participating in multi-disciplinary teams of
mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists is required, as is
research experience in your field of expertise as evidenced by
presentations, technical publications, released software, and/or work
with applications. Interest and experience in the use of advanced
object-oriented software engineering practices and processes is
desirable. Experience in high-performance computing on distributed,
parallel, and/or other specialized architectures is also desired.

Please apply online at, under Employment/Career
Opportunities/Sandia Internet Careers site, reference Job Requisition
Number: 61550. More details about this position are also available at
this website. U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity
Employer. M/F/D/V.


From: Daniel Dunlavy <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:11:10 -0400
Subject: Post Doctoral Fellow, Math, U. New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Post Doctoral Fellow at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

REF. 6157

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New
South Wales seeks to appoint Postdoctoral Fellows as members of the
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex
Systems (MASCOS), in which the School is a major participant. The
four Chief Investigators at UNSW are Professors A.H. Dooley,
M.H. England, I.H. Sloan and G. Froyland. Persons appointed under
this advertisement will be associated with one or more of the
following projects:

- Ergodic theory and dynamical systems (Dooley).
- Harmonic analysis on Lie groups and symmetric spaces (Dooley).
- Quasi-Monte Carlo methods for numerical integration and
approximation in high dimensions, and stochastic applications (Sloan).
- Approximation and PDEs on spheres and manifolds - theory and
applications (Sloan).

The salary range for Post Doctoral Fellow is A$65,503 - A$70,062 per
year (plus up to 17% employer superannuation plus leave loading).

Although appointments are at UNSW, it should be noted that interaction
and collaboration between the five nodes of MASCOS is an obligation to
the ARC, the funding body, and is strongly fostered. Appointees will
have opportunity and encouragement to visit and work with staff of
other nodes. The positions are partly funded by the Australian
Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). These are fixed term
positions for up to two years. Applicants with proven teaching
abilities may seek a variant of the position in which 25% of the
appointment is considered as a regular academic appointment funded by
the School.

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in
their application. Women and people from equity groups are encouraged
to apply.

For further information, please contact Professor A H Dooley, Tel: +61
(02) 9385 7114, email:; or Professor I H Sloan,

Applications close 3 November 2008.

For information on the Centre please see our website at:

For full details of this position, application procedure and other
vacancies check the HR website at:


From: Tobias Jahnke <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 04:26:06 -0400
Subject: PhD position at Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH)

The research group

Numerical Methods for high-dimensional Systems

at the Mathematical Department of Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH)
invites applications for a full PhD position (BAT IIa / E13) in numerical
analysis or scientific computing.

Candidates must have graduated in mathematics, physics, bioinformatics
or computer science. The position requires sound understanding of
numerical mathematics, in particular a good knowledge of numerical
methods for partial and ordinary differential equations. The candidate
must be familiar with MATLAB and C++ or Java. German language skills
are not necessary provided that the candidate has a sufficient level of
written and spoken English.

To ensure equal opportunity for men and women, female candidates with
the advertised qualifications are explicitly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must already be authorized to work in the EU.

Please send your application including a short CV and a detailed list
of assisted courses in mathematics to

JProf. Dr. Tobias Jahnke


From: cmam <>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 12:33:26 +0300
Subject: Contents, Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., Vol. 8 (2008), No. 3

All papers are available at our web-site .

This issue has been prepared by our Guest Editors R. Ciegis, A. Pedas,
and S. Pereverzev and dedicated to Professor G. Vainikko on the
occasion of his 70th birthday

Gennadi Vainikko - 70

Collocation methods for pantograph-type Volterra functional equations
with multiple delays
H. Brunner (China)

On the parallel multiblock geometric multigrid algorithm
Raim.Ciegis (Lithuania), F.J.Gaspar (Spain), C.Rodrigo (Spain)

On the analog of the monotone error rule for parameter choice in the
(iterated) Lavrentiev regularization
U.Hamarik, T.Raus, R.Palm (Estonia)

Dual regularized total least squares and multi-parameter
S.Lu (Austria), S.V.Pereverzev (Austria), U.Tautenhahn (Germany)

Tomographic approach for tropospheric water vapor detection
P.Miidla, K.Rannat, P.Uba (Estonia)

Convergence rates for Lavrentiev-type regularization in Hilbert scales
M.T.Nair (India), U.Tautenhahn (Germany)

Fully discrete Galerkin method for Fredholm integro-differential
equations with weakly singular kernels
A.Pedas, E.Tamme (Estonia)


From: Laura Smith <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:34:34 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 24, issue 5,October 2008

Volume 24, Issue 5, October 2008
Article numbers: 055001--059802

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


Coherent interferometric imaging for synthetic aperture radar in the
presence of noise
Josselin Garnier and Knut S{\o}lna

Quadratic optimization in ill-posed problems
F Ben Belgacem and S-M Kaber

Error estimates for the Lavrentiev regularization of elliptic optimal
control problems
S Cherednichenko, K Krumbiegel and A R\"osch

An inverse solution for torque-free axisymmetric rigid body dynamics, with
a test for non-precessional motion
M B Lohr

The convergence of a new heuristic parameter selection criterion for
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Reconstruction and time reversal in thermoacoustic tomography in
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The nodal sets of the eigenfunctions of a nonhomogeneous square membrane
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An iterative regularization method for the solution of the split
feasibility problem in Banach spaces
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Frank Bauer and Markus Rei{\ss}

Optimal convergence rates for Tikhonov regularization in Besov scales
D A Lorenz and D Trede

Determinant and Pfaffian solutions of the strong coupling limit of
integrable discrete NLS systems
Ken-ichi Maruno and Barbara Prinari

Numerical methods for experimental design of large-scale linear ill-posed
inverse problems
E Haber, L Horesh and L Tenorio

Time evolution of the scattering data for a fourth-order linear
differential operator
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Construction of potentials using mixed scattering data
M Lassaut, S Y Larsen, S A Sofianos and J C Wallet

Recovering an obstacle and a nonlinear conductivity from Cauchy data
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Calder\'on's problem for Lipschitz piecewise smooth conductivities
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Regularized deconvolution on the 2D-Euclidean motion group
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Two noniterative algorithms for locating inclusions using one electrode
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