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From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:18:12 -0500
Subject: New Book, Introduction to Interval Analysis

Announcing the January 14, 2009 publication from SIAM of:

Introduction to Interval Analysis, by Ramon E. Moore, R. Baker Kearfott, and
Michael J. Cloud

This unique book provides an introduction to a subject whose use has
steadily increased over the past 40 years. An update of Ramon Moore’s
previous books on the topic, it provides broad coverage of the subject as
well as the historical perspective of one of the originators of modern
interval analysis. The authors provide a hands-on introduction to INTLAB, a
high-quality, comprehensive MATLAB® toolbox for interval computations,
making this the first interval analysis book that does with INTLAB what
general numerical analysis texts do with MATLAB.

Introduction to Interval Analysis will be valuable to engineers and
scientists interested in scientific computation, especially in reliability,
effects of roundoff error, and automatic verification of results. The
introductory material is particularly important for experts in global
optimization and constraint solution algorithms. This book is suitable for
introducing the subject to students in these areas.

To order or for more information, please visit


From: Zhimin Zhang <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:16:58 -0500
Subject: 2009 Midwest NA Day/SIAM Great Lakes Spring Conference, Aprl 2009

First Announcement

The 2009 Midwest Numerical Analysis Day in conjunction with the SIAM Great
Lakes Numeric PDEs 2009 Spring Conference will take place on April 17-18,
2009 at Wayne State University in Detroit. The meeting will start at 13:30
on Friday April 17 and end in the afternoon of Saturday April 18.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners at all stages of their careers, mainly from the Midwest, to
exchange ideas in numerical analysis, scientific computing and related
application areas. Participation of graduate students is strongly encouraged.

The organizers are currently calling for participants and contributed
papers. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Tuesday, March 31, 2009.
Please submit your request to present a lecture or intent to participate at
the web site registration page, or contact Prof. Fatih Celiker
( Detailed information is available at

The conference is free of charge. However, registration is required in order
to prepare refreshment, coffee, lunch boxes (on Saturday, April 18), and
your name tags.


From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 01:28:18 -0500
Subject: Optimization and Control with Applications (OCA), China, Jun 2009


The Fourth International Conference on Optimization and Control with
Applications (OCA2009), June 6-11, 2009, Harbin and Wudalianchi, China

Theme and Scope
You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International
Conference on Optimization and Control with Applications (OCA2009),
which will be held in Harbin and Wudalianchi in June 6-11, 2009.
Wudalianchi is a famous geopark located in Heilongjiang, China. The goal
of the 4th OCA is to provide an international forum for scientists,
engineers, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and approaches,
to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions, to share
experiences on potentials and limits, and to open new avenues of research
and developments, on all issues and topics related to optimization and
control. All submitted papers will be reviewed. The accepted papers,
which will be presented in the Conference, will be included in the
conference CD Rom. Highquality papers will be invited to submit their
expanded versions for consideration for publication in one of the following
journals: Journal of Global Optimization; Pacific Journal of Optimization;
Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory; Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and
Impulsive Systems, Series B; and Journal of Industrial and Management

Secretariat of Program Committee

For closer information please visit .


From: Younes Chahlaoui <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:19:49 +0000
Subject: Workshop on Numerics for Control and Simulation, Manchester, Jun 2009

CICADA/MIMS Workshop on Numerics for Control and Simulation
17 June 2009
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK

The goals of this workshop are to examine the use of low-rank
solutions of matrix equations in systems and control applications,
discuss recent developments in algorithms for computing them, and
review applications in model reduction and simulation of large scale

Younes Chahlaoui (CICADA, University of Manchester)
Nick Higham (School of Mathematics, University of Manchester)

Keynote speakers:
Peter Benner (TU Chemnitz, DE
Daniel Kressner (ETH Zurich, CH)
Danny C. Sorensen (Rice University, Texas, USA)
Tatjana Stykel (TU Berlin, DE)
Paul Van Dooren (Catholic University of Louvain, BE)

Two additional talks in the area described above can be accommodated.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2009.

We will send out an updated call once the funding is confirmed (probably
end of Feb)


From: Weizhu Bao <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:38:56 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: Two-month program on Computational Materials, Singapore, Jul/Aug 2009

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS), jointly with
Department of Mathematics, at the National University of Singapore
will organize a two-month program on ``Mathematical Theory and
Numerical Methods for Computational Materials Simulation and Design''
during 1 July -- 31 August, 2009.

Overview: This two-month program will provide a forum for experts
from interdisciplinary fields to discuss the various issues and
challenges facing the community. It will bring leading international
applied and pure mathematicians, physicists, materials scientists and
computational scientists together to review, develop and promote
interdisciplinary researches on problems at the interface between
mathematics and materials sciences. It will provide a forum to
highlight the progress in a broad range of topics, within a
coherent theme and with greater emphasis on the mathematical
theory and numerical methods for computational materials
simulation and design.

Activities: The program activities will consist of two workshops,
a summer school, public lectures, working seminars and collaborative

Fund support for graduate students: Student registration is now invited.
Grants to cover local subsistence costs will be awarded on a competitive

For more information, please refer to the webpage at URL:


From: TamsTerlaky <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 07:25:34 -0500
Subject: Modeling & Optimization: Theory & Applications (MOTA), Aug 2009

Call for participation
MOPTA 2009: Abstract Submission deadline: June 6, 2009

Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2009)
August 19-21, 2009, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

The conference is an annual event aiming to bring together a diverse
group of people from both discrete and continuous optimization,
working on both theoretical and applied aspects. Our target is to
present a diverse set of exciting new developments from different
optimization areas while at the same time providing a setting which
will allow increased interaction among the participants. We aim to
bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied
communities who do not usually have the chance to interact in the
framework of a medium-scale event.

Ravindra K. Ahuja, University of Florida, Gainesville
Natalia Alexandrov, NASA
Paul I. Barton, MIT
John M. Mulvey, Princeton University
Pablo A. Parrilo, MIT
Robert Weismantel, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

An optimization modeling competition, sponsored by AIMMS is organized.
Finalist will present their results at a special session of MOPTA09.
Problem released January 31, 2009.

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minute talk. Authors wishing
to speak should submit an abstract via the conference WEB page by June
6, 2009.

Abstract Submission deadline: June 6, 2009
Early registration deadline: July 1, 2009
Conference date: *19-21 August 2009*.


From: Michael Ng <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:53:21 -0500
Subject: Preconditioning 2009, Hong Kong, Aug 2009

AUGUST 24-26, 2009

The 2009 International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for
Large Sparse Matrix Problems (
is a sequel to similar meetings held in
Minneapolis in 1999, Tahoe in 2001, Napa in 2003, Atlanta in 2005, and
Toulouse in 2007. The 2009 conference will take place immediately
after The 19th International Conference on Domain Decomposition
Methods at Zhangjiajie of China, August 17-22, 2009
( The PRECONDITIONING 2009 conference
focuses on preconditioning techniques for solving various matrix problems,
particularly those related to large-scale scientific and industrial

March 15, 2009: Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts
(3 pages max, please follow the guidelines given on
the conference web-site
April 15, 2009: Notification of acceptance for contributed abstracts.

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS. The following invited speakers have agreed to
give plenary presentations.

* Zhongzhi Bai, State Key Laboratory of Sci./Engrg. Computing, Chinese
Academy of Sciences
* Azzam Haidar, CERFACS
* Valeria Simoncini, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Bologna
* Mirek Tuma, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of
the Czech Republic
* Venkat Venkatakrishnan, The Boeing Company
* Kees Vuik, Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Delft University
of Technology
* Jinchao Xu, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

FURTHER INFORMATION is available from the conference web site:


From: Gareth Block <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:33:19 -0500
Subject: ExxonMobil positions in Computational Mechanics/Geomechanical Modeling

Note: to apply for this ad, submit your CV on the ExxonMobil website

Positions in Computational Mechanics and Geomechanical Modeling

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company has immediate openings in
Computational Mechanics and Geomechanical Modeling for research scientists
at our Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory. Our lab focuses on
fundamental science that can lead to technologies having a direct impact on
the oil and gas industry. Our facilities are centrally located in scenic
Annandale, New Jersey, approximately one hour from both New York City and

We are looking for creative, resourceful individuals to join our Engineering
Physics group and develop numerical methods/modeling techniques for
predicting failure in rock, with emphasis on the effects of fracture,
compaction, and chemical alteration on reservoir properties at multiple
scales. The successful candidates will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary
group of world-class scientists who focus on performing breakthrough
research and creating new approaches to solving our most challenging
problems. Technical staff members in this position implement and report on
independent research, participate in program development, and collaborate
internationally with leading engineers and scientists from industry,
universities, and other technical institutions.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, physics, engineering,
geophysics, or a related field. Experience in fracture mechanics is
preferred. Candidates are expected to be proficient with numerical modeling
tools and to be able to interact effectively with experimentalists. Both
the Computational Mechanics and Geomechanical Modeling positions require a
strong background in scientific programming and large-scale numerical
methods (e.g., finite element and discrete element methods). The ability to
communicate and interact with internal and external groups will be an
important selection criterion. Candidates should have a strong publication
record, excellent oral presentation and writing skills, and show a desire
and ability to grow into new science areas.

ExxonMobil offers an excellent working environment and a competitive
compensation and benefits package. Please submit your cover letter and
resume to our website and apply to Computational
Mechanics/Geomechanical Modeling.


From: "Martin-D. Lacasse" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:50:42 -0500
Subject: Research positions (3) at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Laboratory


ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research laboratory is seeking applications
from talented individuals in physics, applied mathematics, or engineering
with a strong record of achievements in fields related to wave propagation
in heterogeneous media, and its associated mathematical and numerical
methods. Specific positions are in the following areas of interest:

• Research Scientist - Large-scale non-linear inversion. Experience
with PDE-constrained optimization, large-scale parameter estimation, and
inverse problem techniques such as regularization, adjoint computation, and
convexification is required.

• Research Scientist - Transport in porous media. Experience with the
physics and mathematics governing the mechanical behavior of fluid at the
rock pore scale and their impact at the macro scale.

• Research Scientist - Wave propagation in heterogeneous media.
Experience with the physics and mathematics related to wave propagation in
heterogeneous media and multi-scale phenomena.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, physics, engineering,
geophysics, or a related field, with a strong ability in their field of
expertise. Proficiency with scientific programming languages and experience
with large-scale, parallel, numerical simulations are definite advantages.
The ability to communicate and interact with internal and external groups
will be an important selection criterion. Candidates should have a strong
publication record, excellent oral presentation and writing skills, and show
a desire and ability to grow into new science areas.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary group of
world-class scientists who focus on performing breakthrough research and
creating new approaches to solve our most challenging problems. Technical
staff members in this position implement and report on independent research,
participate in program development, as well as collaborate internationally
with leading engineers and scientists from industry, universities, and other
technical institutions.

ExxonMobil offers an excellent working environment and a competitive
compensation and benefits package. Please submit your cover letter, resume
including list of publications and at least three references to our website
( using the title of this ad as keyword. Additional
information about these positions can be obtained by contacting Dr. Martin
Lacasse (

ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research (CSR) laboratory is a powerhouse
in energy research focusing on fundamental science that can lead to
technologies having a direct impact on solving our biggest energy
challenges. Our facilities are centrally located in scenic Annandale, New
Jersey, approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia

ExxonMobil is an equal opportunity employer


From: Philippe Toint <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:14:37 -0500
Subject: Academic positions, University of Namur (Belgium): deadline 27/2/2009

The University of Namur invites applications for two full-time Faculty
positions (m/f).

Faculty: Faculty of Sciences
Department: Department of Mathematics
Grade: academic
Starting date: the hiring will be effective on September 1rst, 2009 for
both positions
Contract: In accordance with the Belgian law, positions will first be given
for a probationary period of two years, before confirming the successful
candidate in his (her) appointment
Category: academic staff (tenure track)
Positions: university basic funding
References: 08-119, 08-1739

These positions are intended to consolidate the Department of Mathematics
project in "Complex Systems" in the field of applied mathematics (for a more
complete description, see the web site in
particular in synergy with its existing research activities.

Job description: In addition to research and organizational responsibilities,
the open positions include general and specialized mathematics courses (in
french, with a possible adaptation period) in the bachelor and master's
programs, as well as in other curricula.

Profile: The candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in mathematics (or
equivalent), must demonstrate a real interest for applications of mathematics
and have postdoctoral experience. The candidates will be judged on the quality
of their individual curriculum and experience and on the
adequation of their scientific and teaching projects with the "complex
systems" orientation of the department of Mathematics. Amongst submissions
comparable for these two criteria, preference will be given to candidates with
expertise in statistics and/or controlled systems.

For additional information, contact Prof. Anne LEMAITRE – Tél. +32 81 72 49 08

Remarks: The candidates should fill in and sign a candidature form. In
addition they should provide a complete Curriculum Vitae with a full list of
publications, a list of personnal references, and a scientific project and a
teaching project. Copy of these documents should also be provided on CDROM.
Application forms are avialable from the

Direction du Personnel, University of Namur,
61 rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, Belgium,

They are also downloadable from The
complete submission file must be sent to the Rector of the University at the

The Rector, University of Namur, 61 rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, Belgium

by February 27th, 2009 at the latest.


From: Jan Mandel <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 02:03:25 -0500
Subject: Postdoc position at the University of Colorado Denver

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of
Colorado Denver expects to have one Assistant Research Professor position in
Computational Mathematics for up to 2 years starting in Fall 2009, pending
final budgetary approval. The teaching load is two classes per semester.
Applications should include 1. full vita 2. letter from PhD advisor 3.
research plan and which existing faculty will be involved. Applications
should be sent to Jan Mandel ( and all material
received by February 8 for full consideration.


From: "Helge K. Dahle" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 08:44:24 +0100
Subject: Postdoc position, computational science/CO2 sequestration, Univ Bergen

Postdoc position in computational science/CO2 sequestration, University
of Bergen

In the project "Geological Storage of CO2: Mathematcal modelling
and Risk Assessment" at the University of Bergen, we have an open
2-year postdoctoral position, see

The project is associated with the Department of Mathematics and
the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research. The project in general
aims at developing novel solution methodology and a comprehensive risk
assessment framework for carbon sequestration.

The vacant position is designed to address large-scale numerical
simulations of porous media flow related to geological storage of
CO2. The candidate is expected to explore and quantify uncertainties
in the geological and numerical modelling, thereby enabling risk

The successful candidate should have a PhD or similar education in
reservoir modelling or applied and computational mathematics. The
collaborative nature of the project requires in particular that the
applicant should be able to work in a cross-disciplinary team and have
a keen interest in learning methods and skills outside their current

Applications should be sent electronically to before
January 30, 2009. The electronic application must contain CV, scanned
copies of diplomas and transcripts, publications, list of publications
and other relevant work, as well as 2-3 references.

For more information please contact
Professor Helge K. Dahle at, tel. +47 555 84863 or
Associate Professor Jan M. Nordbotten at,
tel. +47 555 84869.


From: Artur Czumaj <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:21:39 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in DIMAP, University of Warwick

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in DIMAP, University of Warwick

The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP)
[] at the University of Warwick, UK,
has up to four postdoctoral fellow positions in broadly understood areas
of Theoretical Computer Science, Algorithms and Complexity, Discrete
Mathematics and Combinatorics, and Mathematics of Operational Research, see
Postdocs will be affiliated with the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and
its Applications, and the positions are for up to two years. Candidates
should have finished PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Operational
Research, or a related field, or be on track to finish one by September

The deadline for the applications is on Friday, January 30, 2009.

To apply, please follow the instructions on the official advert web page

For any further questions related to Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in
DIMAP, DIMAP staff members research interest, and how to apply,
see the web pages at and


From: peter moore <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:15:56 -0500
Subject: Starr Visiting Assistant Professorship - SMU

Applications are invited for the Starr Visiting Assistant Professorship
to begin in the fall semester of 2009. The appointment is for two years
with a 2-2 teaching load. The position has a travel budget.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. Applicants in all areas of
applied and computational mathematics are encouraged. The Department of
Mathematics offers an active doctoral program in computational and applied
Visit for more information about the department.

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications, research and teaching statements and two letters of
recommendation to: The Faculty Search
Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University,
P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156.
The Search Committee can be contacted by sending e-mail to (Tel: (214)768-2452; Fax: (214)768-2355).

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be
received by March 1, 2009, but the committee will continue to accept
applications until the positions are filled. The committee will notify
applicants of its employment decision after the positions are filled.

SMU, a private university with an engineering school, is situated in a quiet
residential section of Dallas. SMU will not discriminate on the basis
of race,color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran
status. SMU is also committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


From: Artur Czumaj <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:22:49 -0500
Subject: PhD Positions in DIMAP, University of Warwick

PhD Positions in DIMAP, University of Warwick

The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP)
[] at the University of Warwick, UK, has a
number of postgraduate scholarships for PhD students who would like to
pursue PhD studies in the general areas of Discrete Mathematics,
Theoretical Computer Science, and Mathematics of Operational Research, see

DIMAP is a multidisciplinary research centre supporting an internationally
competitive programme of research in discrete modeling, algorithmic
analysis, and combinatorial (discrete) optimization. It aims to support a
thriving Industrial Affiliates Programme, and develop collaborative
research rooted in discrete mathematics, involving researchers at other UK

As one of the leading international research centres in discrete
mathematics and its applications in computer science and operational
research, DIMAP is offering excellent opportunities for high quality PhD
study in discrete mathematics and its applications, and further areas
related to the Centre. DIMAP offers high quality supervising at the
interface of Theoretical Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, and
Mathematics of Operational Research. Our aim is to provide our students
with an insight into the problems and challenges in each of those fields,
thereby gaining the skills to bridge the gap that exists between the
individual disciplines.

The main research areas of DIMAP are discrete mathematics, theoretical
computer science, algorithms, algorithmic graph theory, combinatorics,
algorithmic game theory, combinatorial optimisation, and mathematics of
operational research. The activities of DIMAP are centred around its
permanent staff with more details of research topics available on our web

DIMAP aims at recruiting qualified and highly motivated students for PhD
scholarships. Applicants should have a degree in Computer Science,
Mathematics, or Operational Research, with excellent grades and
references. Interest in interdisciplinary research is a bonus.
DIMAP offers students grants of various types, covering tuition and/or
stipends. Tuition covers expenses for teaching and supervision, and each
student is equipped with office space, a computer, and a small travel
budget to attend conferences. Available scholarships are for 3 years of
PhD study.

For any further questions related to PhD scholarships in DIMAP, DIMAP staff
members research interest, admission prerequisites, and how to apply,
see the web page at


From: Dominique Ballarin Dolfin <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:01:21 -0500
Subject: PhD Position at Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zurich

The Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zuerich (
offers a full PhD position in the framework of a project on "Sparse Tensor
Approximation Methods for High-Dimensional Transport Problems" (see for scientific background). The
PhD work will be jointly supervised by Prof. C. Schwab and Prof. R. Hiptmair.

The positions is temporary and limited to 3-4 years after a three month period
of probation. The holder will be regular ETH research staff and receive a gross
salary of roughly 66,000 Swiss Francs (about EUR 41.000, USD 55.000).

For required skills and details of the application procedure see

Deadline March 31, 2009 (position may be filled on a first come first served


From: Wilfried Gansterer <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:30:03 -0500
Subject: PhD student position in Scientific Computing at University of Vienna

The Research Lab Computational Technologies and Applications at the Faculty of
Computer Science of the University of Vienna, Austria
(, invites applicants for a PhD position in
Scientific Computing. The position is funded by the project “Distributed
Computing and Information Processing” in the context of the National Research
Network SISE of the Austrian Science Foundation
( and will involve
interdisciplinary interaction with our partners in the network.

We look for candidates with an undergraduate degree in computer science,
mathematics or a comparable qualification as well as a solid background in
numerical computation and in numerical algorithms. Strong interest in matrix
computations and their interaction with state-of-the-art processor
architectures (multi-core, FPGA, etc.) as well as excellent programming skills
are highly desirable.

The employment is expected to extend in total over a period of three to four
years. The position will be filled as soon as possible.

We invite applicants to send a copy of their CV, a separate short summary of
their research interests as well as the names and contact details of two
references by e-mail to Dr. Wilfried Gansterer (wilfried.gansterer at Screening of applications will continue until the position is


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:05:09 -0500
Subject: Florida State University - graduate degree programs in computational science

Florida State University

Graduate student assistantships available for
Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs in Computational Science

The Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University
offers innovative M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Computational
Science. Graduate teaching and research assistantships are available
for qualified, motivated students who are interested in receiving
cross-disciplinary training in computational science.

Many, if not most interdisciplinary degree programs, including those
in computational science, are jointly administered by several
departments. Florida State University has put the horse before the
cart: it created an independent, department, the Department of
Scientific Computing, that offers truly cross-disciplinary graduate
degree programs in computational science. All faculty, postdocs, and
students associated with the Department of Scientific Computing have
offices in the same building, leading to a supportive, synergetic,
environment in which the varied aspects of research and education in
computational science is not only supported, but is a way of life. For
more information about the Department of Scientific Computing and its
graduate degree programs, please go to

Over the last few decades, computations have joined theory and
experimentation to form the three pillars of scientific discovery and
technological design. Computational science can be viewed as residing
at the intersection of traditional disciplines such as mathematics,
computer science, statistics, engineering, and the sciences. Thus,
computational science draws from but is not a subset of any of these
disciplines. Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of computational
science, it is essential that a computational scientist be trained in
a setting that incorporates all the components that make up
computational science. The Department of Scientific Computing is
uniquely positioned to offer such training because it has a truly
cross-disciplinary faculty who were formerly associated with
chemistry, biology, computer science, engineering, geophysical
science, mathematics, physics, and statistics departments, with an
even broader spectrum of traditional disciplines to be represented in
the future.

Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Computational Science can
choose several areas of specialization. In addition to the major
track, which trains students interested in the mathematical and
computer science aspects of computational algorithms that can be
applied to a wide range of disciplines, we offer tracks in atmospheric
science, biochemistry, biological science, geological science,
materials science, and physics. Soon, we will add a track in
validation and verification. Students following these tracks gain
expertise in computational issues specifically related to the chosen
field. All students, however, will be involved in truly cross-
disciplinary training and research.

The Department of Scientific Computing maintains a large and diverse
computing infrastructure in support of research and education.
Available computing resources include supercomputers, a number of
clusters and computational servers, a laboratory for scientific
visualization, a bioinformatics server, and more. The Visualization
Laboratory provides high-powered visualization resources to the FSU
community for research, analysis of large data collections, and

Florida State University is a national graduate research university
which has built a reputation as a strong center for research in the
sciences. It is located in Tallahassee, FL which is situated in the
Florida panhandle and is near some of the most beautiful, uncrowded
beaches in the United States as well as other scenic wonders.

Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2009. Assistantships are
available for qualified individuals. Minorities and women are
especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a baccalaureate
degree in a natural science, engineering, computer science,
mathematics, or statistics. Interested applicanta should go to
where detailed instructions about how to apply are given.

Requests for more information and questions about the graduate
programs or about the Department of Scientific Computing should be
addressed to Dr. Janet Peterson (graduate coordinator) at
or Max Gunzburger (chair) at


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:50:27 -0500
Subject: Contents, ETNA, vol. 39, 2008

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),
vol. 30, 2008.

ETNA is available at and at several mirror
sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the CompuMath
Citation Index.

i-x Table of contents and abstracts

1-9 Hualei Liu and Baojiang Zhong
Simpler Block GMRES for nonsymmetric systems with multiple
right-hand sides

10-25 K. Shimomukai and H. Kanda
Numerical study of normal pressure distribution in entrance pipe flow

25-53 Jens Keiner
Gegenbauer polynomials and semiseparable matrices

54-74 Ronny Ramlau
Regularization properties of Tikhonov regularization with sparsity

75-87 M. Hadizadeh Yazdi and Gh. Kazemi Gelian
Error estimate in the sinc collocation method for Volterra-Fredholm
integral equations based on DE transformation mixed case

88-106 Christer Glader
Minimal degree rational unimodular interpolation on the unit circle

107-127 Susanne C. Brenner, Luke Owens, and Li-Yeng Sung
A weakly over-penalized symmetric interior penalty method

128-143 Richard S. Varga, Amos J. Carpenter, and Bryan W. Lewis
The dynamical motion of the zeros of the partial sums of exp(z), and
its relationship to discrepancy theory

144-167 Raf Vandebril, Marc Van Barel, and Nicola Mastronardi
A parallel QR-factorization/solver of quasiseparable matrices

168-186 Hidesada Kanda
Calculation of minimum critical Reynolds number for laminar-turbulent
transition in pipe flows

187-202 Tatjana Stykel
Low-rank iterative methods for projected generalized Lyapunov

203-223 Marco Schnurr
The automatic computation of second-order slope tuples for some
nonsmooth functions

224-236 Jose L. Lopez and Pedro J. Pagola
A simplification of the Laplace method for double integrals.
Application to the second Appell function

237-246 Nabongo Diabate and Theodore K. Boni
Asymptotic behavior for numerical solutions of a semilinear parabolic
equation with a nonlinear boundary condition

247-257 Firmin K. N'Gohisse and Theodore K. Boni
Numerical blow-up solutions for some semilinear heat equations

258-277 Vadim Lisitsa
Optimal discretization of PML for elasticity problems

278-290 E. Berriochoa, A. Cachafeiro, J. M. Garcia-Amor, and F. Marcellan
New quadrature rules for Bernstein measures on the interval [-1,1]

291-304 Roland Becker, Shipeng Mao, and Zhong-Ci Shi
A convergent adaptive finite element method with optimal complexity

305-322 G. Capobianco, D. Conte, I. Del Prete, and E. Russo
Stability analysis of fast numerical methods for Volterra integral

323-345 Christian Mense and Reinhard Nabben
On algebraic multilevel methods for non-symmetric systems -
convergence results

346-358 Mohan K. Kadalbajoo and Devendra Kumar
Parameter-uniform fitted operator B-spline collocation method for
self-adjoint singularly perturbed two-point boundary value problems

359-376 M. Munteanu and L. F. Pavarino
An overlapping additive Schwarz-Richardson method for monotone
nonlinear parabolic problems

377-397 L. P. Bos and N. Levenberg
On the calculation of approximate Fekete points: the univariate case

398-405 Richard S. Varga, Ljiljana Cvetkovic, and Vladimir Kostic
Approximation of the minimal Geršgorin set of a square complex matrix

406-419 V. Pereyra and B. Kaelin
Fast wave propagation by model order reduction


From: Liz Martin <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 09:57:05 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 22, issue 2, February 2009


Volume 22, Issue 2, February 2009

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

Pages: 239--524


The formation of shocks and fundamental solution of a fourth-order
quasilinear Boussinesq-type equation

The statistical stability of equilibrium states for interval maps
Jorge~Milhazes~Freitas and Mike~Todd

Branching patterns of wave trains in the FPU lattice
Shangjiang~Guo, Jeroen~S~W~Lamb and Bob~W~Rink

The natural extensions of $\beta$-transformations which generalize baker's

Pole dynamics of interacting solitons and blowup of complex-valued
solutions of KdV
Jerry~L~Bona and Fred~B~Weissler

Averaging of 2D Navier--Stokes equations with singularly oscillating
V~V~Chepyzhov, V~Pata and M~I~Vishik

Return times in a process generated by a typical partition
Paulina~Grzegorek and Michal~Kupsa

Spacings and pair correlations for finite Bernoulli convolutions
Itai~Benjamini and Boris~Solomyak

The integrability problem for a class of planar systems
A~Algaba, E~Gamero and C~Garc\'{\i}a

Cycle equivalence of graph dynamical systems
Matthew~Macauley and Henning~S~Mortveit

M\"obius number systems with sofic subshifts

Robustness of Liesegang patterns

Localized radial solutions of the Swift--Hohenberg equation
David~Lloyd and Bj\"orn~Sandstede


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:09:43 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 38, Number 3, March 2009

High Order Strong Stability Preserving Time Discretizations
Sigal Gottlieb, David I. Ketcheson and Chi-Wang Shu, pp.251-289.

A Priori Error Estimates for Optimal Control Problems Governed by
Transient Advection-Diffusion Equations
Hongfei Fu and Hongxing Rui, pp.290-315.

A Fast Direct Solver for a Class of Elliptic Partial Differential
Per-Gunnar Martinsson, pp.316-330.

On the Long-Time H 2-Stability of the Implicit Euler Scheme for
the 2D Magnetohydrodynamics Equations
Florentina Tone, pp.331-348.

A Semi-Lagrangian Method for a Fokker-Planck Equation Describing
Fiber Dynamics
Axel Klar, Philip Reutersward and Mohammed Seaid, pp.349-367,

A New Class of Highly Accurate Solvers for Ordinary Differential
Andreas Glaser and Vladimir Rokhlin, pp.368-399.


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:15:18 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Vol 16, issues 1 and 2, 2009

Connection and comparison between frequency shift time integration and
a spectral transformation preconditioner
Karl Meerbergen, Jean-Pierre Coyette (p 1-17)

A new smoothed aggregation multigrid method for anisotropic problems
Michael W. Gee, Jonathan J. Hu, Raymond S. Tuminaro (p 19-37)

Regularization and preconditioning of KKT systems arising in
nonnegative least-squares problems
Stefania Bellavia, Jacek Gondzio, Benedetta Morini (p 39-61)

Numerical methods for palindromic eigenvalue problems: Computing the
anti-triangular Schur form
D. Steven Mackey, Niloufer Mackey, Christian Mehl, Volker Mehrmann (p 63-86)

A note on spectrum distribution of constraint preconditioned
generalized saddle point matrices
Zhi-Hao Cao (p 87-107)

A smoothing Newton's method for the construction of damped vibrating
system from noisy test eigendata
Z.-J. Bai, W.-K. Ching (p 109-128)

A modified modulus method for symmetric positive-definite linear
complementarity problems
J.-L. Dong, M.-Q. Jiang (p 129-143)

Effective condition number of Trefftz methods for biharmonic equations
with crack singularities
Z.-C. Li, T.-T. Lu, Y. Wei (p 145-171)

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