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From: Jean-Baptiste HIRIART-URRUTY <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:07:50 +0100
Subject: DHC awarded to G. Strang

Dear colleagues,
This is to announce (or to confirm, for some of you) that the honorary
degree Doctor Honoris Causa is awarded to *Gilbert STRANG* by the *Paul*
*Sabatier University in Toulouse *(awards of the 2008 year, confirmed by
the Ministries these weeks). In France, this honorary degree is awarded
by /one/ university, but "in the name of the (whole) country".
The ceremony will be organized, very likely, on Tuesday June 25 in
Toulouse. Confirmation and further information on the website of the
Institute of mathematics in Toulouse.
Yours sincerely.


From: Masa Prodanovic <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:35:36 -0500
Subject: Level Set Method Library (LSMLIB)

We have released LSMLIB 1.0.0. The library provides support for the serial and
parallel simulation of implicit surface and curve dynamics in two- and
three-dimensions. The library consists of a collection of Fortran subroutines,
C functions, and C++ classes.

For more information and download please visit the LSMLIB website --

We hope you enjoy this new release of LSMLIB and we welcome feedback!

Best regards,
Kevin T. Chu and Masa Prodanovic


From: Roger Ghanem <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:31:30 -0800
Subject: Workshop on UQ in Complex Interacting Systems, USC, Apr 2009

Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification in Complex Interacting Systems

An NSF-funded workshop entitled "Opportunities and Challenges in Uncertainty
Quantification for Complex Interacting Systems"
will take place at the University of Southern California on April 12-14 2009.

This Workshop will provide a forum where issues of uncertainty quantification
and model validation in predictive science will be addressed. The Workshop
will bring together leading scientists from physics-based modeling, network
science and social networks to explore the fundamental similarities and
differences in the challenges facing them. Challenges and opportunities will
be identified and a community of researchers and collaborators seeded.

Additional information about the workshop can
be found on the web at:


From: Helge Holden <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 18:02:43 -0500
Subject: Num. Aspects of Nonlin. PDEs of Hyperbolic Type, Oslo, May 2009

Workshop on Numerical Aspects of Nonlinear PDEs of Hyperbolic Type
May 26 & 27, 2009, Oslo, Norway

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together experts and junior
researchers to discuss new trends and activities in numerical
analysis, algorithms and applications of hyperbolic and related PDEs.
Speakers: Frιdιric Coquel (Paris), Bruno Desprιs (Paris), Volker
Elling (Michigan), James Glimm (Stony Brook), Espen Jakobsen
(Trondheim), Dietmar Krφner (Freiburg), Peter A. Markowich
(Cambridge), Roberto Natalini (Rome), Andreas Prohl (Tόbingen), Anders
Szepessy (Stockholm), Eitan Tadmor (Maryland), Anna-Karin Tornberg
(Stockholm), Manuel Torrilhon (Zόrich), Gerald Warnecke (Magdeburg),
Petra Wittbold (Berlin).

Further information:


From: bntaufiq <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 04:11:52 -0500
Subject: Intl Conf for Numerical Analysis in Engineering, Indonsia, May 2009

Dear prospective participants,

We are pleased to inform you that International Center for Science,
Technology, and Art - University of Sumatera Utara (IC-STAR USU),
Medan - Indonesia is going to hold the 6th International Conference on
Numerical Analysis in Engineering (nae2009) in Lombok island, West
Nusa Tenggara Province, Mataram - Indonesia.

May 15-16th, 2009

Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
Jalan Raya Senggigi Km. 8 Senggigi Lombok - INDONESIA
Phone: +62-0370-693333; Fax.: +62-0370-693241

Abstract by 15 March 2009
Notification of Acceptance by 01 April 2009
Final Papers by 15 April 2009

The conference covers, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Fracture Behaviors
- FEM in Forming Process
- Computational Mechanics
- Static and Dynamic Problems
- Noise and Vibration Control in Engineering
- The Atomic/Molecular Dynamics
- Analysis of Machine Element Design
- Computational Method in Chemical Engineering
- FEM Application in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering
- Numerical and Experimental Fracture Mechanics
- Numerical Analysis Tools for Web-Based Applications
- Computational Methods in Thermo and Fluid Mechanics
- Artificial Intelligence Application in Engineering, such as Expert System,
Pattern Recognition, Neural Network Genetic Algorithm, etc.
- Metal and Polymeric Foams
- Experimental Solid and Fluid Mechanics

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
6th Int'l. Conference on Numerical Analysis in Engineering (nae2009)
International Center for Science, Technology, and Art -
University of Sumatera Utara (IC-STAR USU)
Gedung Biro Rektor USU, 2nd Floor, Jalan Dr. T. Mansyur No. 9
Kampus USU Medan 20155 - INDONESIA
Phone/Fax.: +62-61-8211057
E-mail :;
Webpage :

As you are aware that nae2009 also accommodates student presentations
in separate rooms; Reviewers will evaluate their presentation and the
best presenters will be awarded.
So, here we are pleased invite you to join the conference and highly
appreciate if you could help us to promote nae2009 among teaching
staffs, students, or researchers in your institution.
Come and join us; you will meet old friends and make new friends and


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:35:45 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conf on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS09), Utah, May 2009

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS09)
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah
May 17-21, 2009

Invited Speakers:
Frank Allgφwer, Universitδt Stuttgart, Germany
John Bush, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Henk Dijkstra, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ute Ebert, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), The Netherlands
Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
Alain Goriely, University of Arizona
Rachel Kuske, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ian Melbourne, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Igor Mezic, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tere M. Seara, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Registration is Now Available!

Pre-Registration Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2009
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2009

Registration and the preliminary program for this conference are available

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Carsten Carstensen <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:37:34 -0500
Subject: Reliable Methods of Math Modeling, Berlin, Jun 2009

4th International Workshop on
RMMM 2009, Berlin, Germany
June 24-26, 2009

February 28, 2009 - extended deadline for submission of talks

The workshop is organized to bring together specialists developing
mathematical and computational methods intended to increase the
reliability of the numerical results obtained in various mathematical
modeling methods. Three previous workshops were organized by the
University of Jyvaskyla (2003), University of Zurich (2005), Steklov
Institute of Mathematics in St. Petersburg (2007)

D. Braess, C. Carstensen, W. Dφrfler, R. Hoppe, R. Rannacher,
J. Rappaz, S. Repin, S. Sauter, R. Verfόrth.


From: Antoine Deza <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:32:26 -0500
Subject: Computational Geometry Workshop, Tokyo University, Jul 2009

13-15 July, 2009, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Organizers: Hiroshi Imai, Sonoko Moriyama, David Bremner, Antoine Deza

This workshop has been organized to celebrate and encourage
international research collaboration in the area of discrete and
computational geometry, particularly between Canada and Japan. The
workshop will feature two days of talks on theoretical and applied
aspects of discrete geometry, with an emphasis on computational
questions, and computational approaches to mathematics. Informal
discussion and working sessions are also planned. Topics of particular
interest include geometric and combinatorial objects such as matroids,
oriented matroids, arrangments of hyperplanes, and convex polyedra, as
well as geometric aspects of optimization.

If you are willing to give a talk please contact the organizers

Further information can be found at


From: Kei Davis <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:57:30 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Parallel High-Performance Object-Oriented Scientific Computing, Jul 2009


8th Workshop on
July 7, 2009
at the
July 6-10, 2009, Genova, Italy

Full info:


From: Marc Van Barel <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:26:25 +0100
Subject: Call for Papers: Special Issue of JCAM in Honor of A. Bultheel

Call for Papers: Special Issue in Honor of Adhemar Bultheel

Last year, on the occasion of Adhemar Bultheel's 60th birthday, an
international workshop "Rolling Waves in Leuven" was organised at the
Department of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven, Belgium (December 15-16,
2008). For more details:

We are pleased to announce a special issue of the Journal of
Computational and Applied Mathematics in honor of Adhemar Bultheel. Not
only the participants of the conference but anyone interested to
contribute a manuscript in the areas in which Adhemar Bultheel performed
research, is welcome to submit a paper for this special issue. Hence,
we invite you to submit a manuscript in one of the following domains:

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

S - Signal processing.

All papers submitted must meet the publication standards of Journal of
Computational and Applied Mathematics and will be subject to normal
refereeing procedures.

The deadline for submission of papers is September 15, 2009.

Papers should be submitted using the corresponding website
During the submission procedure you have to indicate that you want to
submit your manuscript to the "special issue: Rolling Waves"
(to avoid confusion this could be changed in the near future into
"special issue: Adhemar Bultheel").

Managing-editor for the special issue is:

Marc Van Barel

Guest-editors are:

Pablo Gonzalez-Vera

Paul Levrie

Walter Van Assche


From: Ken McKinnon <>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 05:05:57 -0500
Subject: Lectureship in Operational Research, University of Edinburgh

A permanent lectureship position (equivalent to a tenure-track
assistant professorship) has recently been advertised in the School of
Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. It is in the area of
operational research, with particular interest in stochastic problems
in OR. Details can be found at:

Edinburgh has an active group of academics and researchers in the area
of operational research, see

for details of activities and people.

Ken McKinnon, Professor of Operational Research
School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh


From: Xujing Wang <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:12:49 -0500
Subject: Postdoc position in Mathematical Biology at UAB

postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately for candidates
interested in mathematical biology/biophysics/complex systems. Appointment
will be for two years, with possible extension conditioned on funding.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and in general follows or exceeds
NIH postdoctoral stipends guideline.
The research will focus on the multi-scale complex system that regulates
glucose homeostasis, a basic physiological process that provides energy to
all cells in human body. The position involves the development and
application of mathematical and computational methods for the study of the
biological system across different spatial and temporal scales. For insulin
release from pancreatic islets, both ODE and PDE systems will be used to
study the synchronization, pattern formation, wave front propagation and
noise-induced orders in the islet, which can be modeled as a network of
coupled non-linear oscillators (the beta cells, as well as other islet
cells). From the results derive the emergent properties and the mathematical
models of beta-cell function. Higher levels will include the investigation
of autocrine and paracrine regulation, the communication and signaling
between multiple organs (pancreas, liver, muscle, brain, etc), and the
dynamics of glucose/insulin in blood circulation. Research will be conducted
in the research group of Xujing Wang ( in the
Department of Physics and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center
(, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
(UAB). There will be ample opportunity to interact with a team of
interdisciplinary investigators that includes mathematical biologist,
theoretical physicist, applied mathematician, biochemist, as well as
clinician and surgeon.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research, candidates with PhD
training from all quantitative basic science areas will be considered.
Experience in applied mathematics, biophysics, computational modeling,
scientific programming and simulation, are highly desirable. Application
should consist of a one-page statement of research interest, names of three
references, a CV with publication record and/or thesis topic. Please submit
the application to: (205) 934-8186.
Both the physics department and the comprehensive diabetes center at UAB
have developed a strong record of extramurally funded interdisciplinary
research, and have extensive collaboration with many other department and
research centers. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
UAB offers competitive benefit, more information can be found at


From: Amaziane <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 04:16:23 -0500
Subject: Postdoc position in Numerical Analysis at University of Pau, france

The Applied Mathematics Laboratory, University of Pau is looking for a
Postdoctoral candidate to work in the area of Numerical Simulation of Flow and
Transport in Porous Media.
Complete Description of the Post Doctorate Position could be download at:
Subject: A posteriori error estimation and adaptive refinement strategies
related to combined finite element and finite volume methods for solving
diffusion-advection equations
Location: University of Pau, Pau, France
Opening: 2009, as soon as possible. Duration: 18 months
Qualifications: PhD or equivalent in applied mathematics and a strong
background in numerical analysis, discretization methods, and scientific
computing. Computer and programming skills: Fortran 90, C; C++.
To apply: send your CV in English or French including your background in
numerical analysis,discretization methods and scientific computing, a short
motivation letter, and a list of your publications to and
Post doc research project: The present position aims to develop, to implement
and to test a computational self-adaptive technique for simulation of fluid
flow and transport of contaminants in porous media. The problem is modeled by
a coupled system involving an elliptic and a diffusion-advection equations.
IRSN developed the software MELODIE , and is constantly upgrading it, to
simulate such problems to assess the long-term safety of radioactive waste
repositories. MELODIE is based on a combined finite element and finite volume
discretization. The candidate is invited to perform robust a posteriori error
estimators adapted to the physical problems under consideration for
heterogeneous porous media, to elaborate dynamic local refinement strategies,
and then to develop and implement algorithms improving performances of the
software MELODIE.


From: Massimo Fornasier <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 06:15:54 -0500
Subject: 2 Doctoral and 2 PostDoctoral positions at RICAM (Linz, Austria)

Doctoral and Postdoctoral positions up to 6 years at the Johann Radon
Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) - Linz -
AUSTRIA within the
FWF-START project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization in

Scientist in charge: Dr. Massimo Fornasier

Dear Colleague,

I would like to advertise an opening from January 2009 of 2 Doctoral and 2
Postdoctoral positions for a period of maximal 6 years at the Johann Radon
Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) - Linz -
AUSTRIA, within the FWF-START project "Sparse Approximation and Optimization
in High-Dimensions". The positions can start from April 1, 2009.

Main research directions. The project will address an interdisciplinary
research in the following directions:

. Calculus of variations: free-discontinuity inverse problems, in
particular existence of solutions, identificability of jumps from
incomplete linear and nonlinear measurements, Gamma-convergence
techniques, discrete approximations of continuous variational models,
numerical methods;
. Sparse and combinatorial optimization: numerical methods for
solving sparse optimizations with linear and nonlinear constraints,
including iterative thresholding algorithms, subspace correction methods,
projected gradient methods, nonconvex optimization;
. Numerical solvers for PDEs based on redundant decompositions:
redundant hybrid decompositions (e.g., wavelets + local Fourier bases) are
used to discretize PDEs, efficient adaptive computation of the sparsest
solution representation;
. Operator compression: sparse approximation of full matrices by
means of dictionaries of low-rank matrices;
. Learning theory: methods for reconstructing .low-rank. tensors
from incomplete linear measurements, for instance, efficient exact
reconstruction of low-rank matrices from few samples of the entries.

The tools developed within the project may be employed for real-life
applications, for instance:
. Digital signal and image processing: digital signal and image
coding and decoding, restoration from incomplete measurements, compressive
. Inverse problems in medical diagnostics: magnetic tomography:
magnetoencephalography (MEG) and multimodal brain imaging;
. Global terrestrial seismic tomography: combination of the
finite-frequency theory, wavelet decompositions, and sparse optimization
for recovery of the global structure of the Earth from seismic data;
. Marketing surveys: low-rank tensor completion will be used for
guessing the appreciation of unrated products by customers in marketing
. Restoration of paintings from invisible light data: invisible
light spectra provide fundamental additional information which can be used
for the full re-colorization of deteriorated art paintings.

Invitation for applications. Brilliant candidates with a strong background
in one or more of the following fields

functional analysis, calculus of variation and geometric measure theory,
applied harmonic analysis (Fourier and wavelet methods), optimization and
optimal control, numerical methods,

are invited for applications. We would like to offer:

. Doctoral studies from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 years: the
basic income after taxes is 1200 euro/month for 14 months, possibly
negotiable according to the results; the brutto income includes social
security (pension), health care coverage, and unemployment doll; each
doctoral student will be provided with a personal laptop or a workstation,
office space, and c.a. 3000 euro/year for research purposes (school
attendance, conference participation, research visits abroad) to be
managed independently.
Requirements: master degree in applied mathematics (with topics in one or
more of the fields indicated above) with best grades (summa cum laude).

. Postdoctoral research (research scientist position) from a minimum
of 1 to a maximum of 6 years: the basic income after taxes is 1700
euro/month for 14 months, negotiable according to the initial
qualifications, and during the project, according to the results; the
brutto income includes social security (pension), health care coverage,
and unemployment doll; each postdoctoral researcher will be provided with
a personal laptop or a workstation, office space, and c.a. 5000 euro/year
for research purposes (conference participation, research visits abroad)
to be managed independently. Additionally the institute will be able to
provide further financial support for exceptional motivations.
Requirements: doctoral degree in applied mathematics with best grades,
when such grades are given, in one of the best schools of the provenance
country. It will be appreciated whether the candidate will present at
least 1 single name publication (also a conference publication), denoting
independent and inquiring attitude.

Applications. Your application will consist of:

. A concise application letter (1 page at most) describing yourself,
research interests, and motivations for joining the project;
. Curriculum Vitae.
Candidates for doctoral studies, please, emphasize the grades of your
courses, and your final Master grade.
Candidates for postdoctoral positions, please, emphasize school and the
grades of the doctoral studies (if already concluded), and possible
publication record;
. Letters of References.
Candidates for doctoral studies, please, provide a letter of references of
your Master thesis supervisor;
Candidates for postdoctoral positions, please, provide 3 names and
addresses of referees who will be willing to write reference letters.

Applications are submitted by email with title .Application for a START
position. at any time from January 2009 to
Yours sincerely
Massimo Fornasier

Further information about the project START Prize 2008 - Sparse
Approximation and Optimization in High Dimensions.
The dimension scale of problems arising in our modern information society
became very large. A new area of science and engineering is now urgently
needed in order to extract and interpret significant information from the
universe of data collected from a variety of modern sources (Internet,
physics experiments, medical diagnostics, etc.). Numerical simulations at
the required scale will be one of the great challenges of the 21st
century. In short, we need to become capable of organizing and
understanding complexity. The most notable recent advances in data
analysis and numerical simulation are based on the observation that in
several situations, even for very complex phenomena, only a few governing
components are required to describe the whole dynamics; a dimensionality
reduction can be achieved by demanding that the solution be "sparse" or
"compressible". Since the relevant degrees of freedom are not prescribed,
and may depend on the particular solution, we need efficient optimization
methods for solving the hard combinatorial problem of identifying them. In
this project we will first address the problem of designing efficient
algorithms which allow us to achieve sparse optimization in
high-dimensions. Secondly, the tools which we will develop for achieving
adaptive dimensionality reductions will subsequently be used as building
blocks for solving large-scale partial differential equations or
variational problems arising in various contexts. Finally, we will apply
the whole machinery to interesting applications in image processing,
free-discontinuity and -boundary problems, such as corrosion detection and
crack identification, and we will explore new applications in innovative
fields such as automatic learning. To do all of this, we will have to face
several profound mathematical problems, such as the determination of
well-conditioned column splitting of general matrices (called paving), the
difficult estimation of the complexity of the algorithms we propose, and
establishing their ability to compute the nearly-sparsest solution of the
problem at hand. Tools from several different mathematical branches are
needed. The relevant mathematics will include methods from applied
harmonic analysis, functional analysis, probability theory, convex
optimization, and calculus of variations. The main numerical techniques
will include iterative thresholding algorithms, operator compression,
random alternating projections, subspace correction, and domain
decomposition methods..


The currently known algorithms used for sparse optimization do not scale
well with dimension. When the latter is large, these algorithms often turn
out to be impracticable. Our project will investigate methods for
dimension reduction which will allow us to solve efficiently sparse
optimization problems in high-dimensions. Furthermore, most of the
applications of sparse-recovery methods are currently addressed to the
relevant problem of encoding and exactly decoding digital signals in a
very economic way. In our project we would like to step beyond this
particular class of problems. For instance, we will use our methods for
global terrestrial seismic tomography, restoration of visual art operas
from invisible light spectra, completion of marketing surveys for
promoting unrated products to customers.

Our research institute and international cooperations. The Austrian
Academy of Sciences (Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, OEAW)
is the leading organization promoting non-university academic research
institutions in Austria.
The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
(RICAM) is one of the excellence research centers of OEAW. It is located
in the campus of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria), it
shares with it part of its infrastructure. Created on January 2003, RICAM
currently consists of 7 working groups: Computational Mathematics for
Direct Field Problems (Prof. Ulrich Langer), Inverse Problems (Prof. Heinz
W. Engl), Symbolic Computation (Prof. Josef Schicho), Financial
Mathematics (Dr. Peter Friz, Prof. Walter Schachermayer), Analysis of
Partial Differential Equations (Dr. Massimo Fornasier, Prof. Peter
Markowich), Optimization and Optimal Control (Prof. Karl Kunisch),
Mathematical Imaging (Prof. Otmar Scherzer). As a mission statement, the
Institute does basic research in computational and applied mathematics
according to highest international standards. Due to its tight
relationship with the Linz University, RICAM cooperates also by involving
PhD-students into its research. Altogether RICAM has more than 730 square
meters of office space. Moreover, since RICAM is embedded into the
University Campus and shares the same infrastructure with the University,
RICAM members can access all relevant facilities (network, library, mensa

The genuinely interdisciplinary environment, with a large number of
ongoing research projects in applied and computational mathematics
(, and the continue interaction with
the truly outstanding senior researchers which form the leaderships of
RICAM offer a unique possibility for doctoral and postdoctoral

>From an international point of view, our group has solid and long-standing
active cooperations with several European research scientists, e.g., with
the research groups of Stephan Dahlke (Marburg, Germany), Riccardo March
(Rome, Italy), Peter Markowich (Cambridge, UK), Holger Rauhut (Bonn,
Germany), Rob Stevenson (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Jared Tanner (Edinburgh,
UK), Gerd Teschke (Berlin, Germany), on the themes of the project.
Moreover, very solid and fruitful cooperations have been established since
2006 with Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton, U.S.A.), Ronald DeVore (Texas A&M,
U.S.A.), Sinan Gntrk (Courant Institute NY, U.S.A.); we expect that such
cooperations will contribute to the project, both with exchange of
students and mutual research visits.


From: "Hildebrand, Petra" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 05:02:29 -0500
Subject: 1 PhD-Scholarship DFG-Research Training Group, University of Ulm

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

1 PhD Scholarships

available for three years starting as soon as possible. One of the
scholarshhips with a particu-lar focus on Financial Mathematics.

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

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

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

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

Further information is found on:

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

Candidates must already be authorized to work in the EU and must be
Germany based. Alumni’s of mathematical based courses of studies are
asked to send their significant application documents (copies of
certificates, CV, photo) up to March 16th 2009 to the speaker:

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


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:21:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Volume 9, Number 1

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Volume 9, Number 1, January 2009

"Deformation Techniques for Sparse Systems"
Gabriela Jeronimo, Guillermo Matera, Pablo Solernσ and Ariel Waissbein
pp. 1-50

"Random Projections of Smooth Manifolds"
Richard G. Baraniuk and Michael B. Wakin
pp. 51-77

"Extending Persistence Using Poincarι and Lefschetz Duality"
David Cohen-Steiner, Herbert Edelsbrunner and John Harer
pp. 79-103

"Polynomial-Time Algorithms for Multivariate Linear Problems with
Finite-Order Weights: Average Case Setting"
G. W. Wasilkowski and H. Wozniakowski
pp. 105-132

"Erratum: Extending Persistence Using Poincarι and Lefschetz Duality"
David Cohen-Steiner, Herbert Edelsbrunner and John Harer
pp. 133-134


From: <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:13:37 +0600
Subject: Contents, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics 12(1), 2009

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
Volume 12, No. 1, 2009

For information to contributors and about subscriptions

Gaidomak S.V.
On numerical solution of one quasilinear algebraic-differential system by
the method of spline-collocation
(in Russian), pp.17-27

Gheit V.E., Gheit V.V.
On polynomials, the least deviating from zero in $L [-1,1]$ metric, with
five prescribed coefficients
(in Russian), pp.29-40

Kamont Z., Czernous W.
Implicit difference methods for Hamilton Jacobi functional differential
(in Russian), pp.57-70

Korobeynikov S.N., Reverdatto V.V., Polyansky O.P., Sverdlova V.G., Babichev
Computer simulation of underthrust and subduction at collision of plates
(in Russian), pp.71-90

Lu Z., Chen Y.
$L^{\infty}$-error estimates of triangular mixed finite element methods for
optimal control problems governed by semilinear elliptic equations
(in Russian), pp.91-105

Nabongo D., Boni T.K.
An adaptive scheme to treat the phenomenon of quenching for a heat equation
with nonlinear boundary conditions
(in Russian), pp.107-119

Voevodin A.F.
The factorization method for linear and quasilinear singularly perturbed
boundary problems for ordinary differential equations
(in Russian), pp.1-15

Znak V.I., Grachev O.V.
Some issues of improving the quality of noisy periodic signals and numerical
estimation of their parameters and characteristics; cluster approach ---
statement of problem
(in Russian), pp.41-55


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:03:33 -0500
Subject: Contents, J.Concrete and Applicable Mathematics, Vol7-1

NO. 1, 2009

BANACH SPACES, C. SHI, S. ZHANG,……………………………………………………………………………….8
SPACES, C. SHI, S. ZHANG,…………………………………………………………………………………………….19
MATHOD, Y.Q.HASAN, L.M.ZHU,……………………………………………………….26
BEURLING TYPES, S. AL-OMARI,…………………………………………………………………………………….36
EQUATIONS, B. BENYATTOU, N. BRAHIM,………………………………………………………………………82


From: Lara Finan <>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:09:37 -0500
Subject: Nonlinearity's high-profile articles of 2008 - free to read

Nonlinearity's high-profile articles of 2008 - free to read

I am delighted to announce the publication of a special collection of articles
that highlight the breadth of high-quality research published in Nonlinearity
during 2008. Articles in this collection are freely available from now until
31 December 2009 at

These ‘high-profile articles’ consist of the top-downloaded papers published
in 2008, many of which have already been highly cited. Whether you are reading
these articles for the first time or from renewed interest, we hope you will
find them enjoyable and stimulating.

Best wishes,

Kate Watt
Publisher, Nonlinearity

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