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- New Book, Mathematical Objects in C++
- New Book, Multiscale Finite Element Methods
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- SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS10), Chicago, Apr 2010
- Householder Symposium XVIII, Tahoe City, CA, Jun 2011
- PostDocs, Visiting Positions, & Research in Pairs at CIRM
- Postdoctoral Position at Rice University
- PhD position in applied math/CES, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 14:25:35 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Learning MATLAB**

Announcing the July 2, 2009, publication by SIAM of:

Learning MATLAB, by Tobin A. Driscoll

2009 / xiv + 97 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-83-2 /

List Price $28.00 / SIAM Member Price $19.60 / Order Code OT115

This engaging book is a very compact introduction to the essentials of the

MATLAB programming language and is ideal for readers seeking a focused and

brief approach to the software. It contains numerous examples and exercises

involving the software’s most useful and sophisticated features along with an

overview of the most common scientific computing tasks for which it can be used.

The presentation is designed to guide new users through the basics of

interacting with and programming in the MATLAB software, while also presenting

some of its more important and advanced techniques. It is suitable for

graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and professional

researchers in mathematics, scientific computing, and application areas in

science and engineering.

Tobin A. Driscoll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical

Sciences at the University of Delaware whose research focuses on the numerical

analysis of differential equations. He is coauthor with L. N.Trefethen of

Schwarz–Christoffel Mapping (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

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From: Linda Lorusso <Linda.Lorusso@springer.com>

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:42:19 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Least-Squares Finite Element Methods**

The book examines theoretical and computational aspects of least-squares

finite element methods(LSFEMs) for partial differential equations (PDEs)

arising in key science and engineering applications. It is intended for

mathematicians, scientists, and engineers interested in either or both the

theory and practice associated with the numerical solution of PDEs.

The first part looks at strengths and weaknesses of classical variational

principles, reviews alternative variational formulations, and offers a

glimpse at the main concepts that enter into the formulation of LSFEMs.

Subsequent parts introduce mathematical frameworks for LSFEMs and their

analysis, apply the frameworks to concrete PDEs, and discuss computational

properties of resulting LSFEMs. Also included are recent advances such as

compatible LSFEMs, negative-norm LSFEMs, and LSFEMs for optimal control and

design problems. Numerical examples illustrate key aspects of the theory

ranging from the importance of norm-equivalence to connections between

compatible LSFEMs and classical-Galerkin and mixed-Galerkin methods.

Least-Squares Finite Element Methods

Series: Applied Mathematical Sciences , Vol. 166

Bochev, Pavel B., Gunzburger, Max D.

2009, XXII, 660 p., Hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-387-30888-3

$69.95

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 14:17:36 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Numerical Matrix Analysis: Linear Systems and Least Squares**

Announcing the July 2, 2009, publication by SIAM of:

Numerical Matrix Analysis: Linear Systems and Least Squares, by Ilse C. F. Ipsen

2009 / xiv + 128 pages / ISBN 978-0-898716-76-4 / List Price $59.00 / SIAM

Member Price $41.30 / Order Code OT113

This self-contained textbook presents matrix analysis in the context of

numerical computation with numerical conditioning of problems and numerical

stability of algorithms at the forefront. Using a unique combination of

numerical insight and mathematical rigor, it advances readers’ understanding

of two phenomena: sensitivity of linear systems and least squares problems,

and numerical stability of algorithms.

It differs in several ways from other numerical linear algebra texts. It

offers a systematic development of numerical conditioning; a simplified

concept of numerical stability in exact arithmetic; simple derivations; a

high-level view of algorithms; and results for complex matrices. The material

is presented at a basic level, emphasizing ideas and intuition, and each

chapter offers simple exercises for use in the classroom and more challenging

exercises for student practice.

Ilse C. F. Ipsen is Professor of Mathematics at North Carolina State

University. She is the SIAM Vice President for Programs and section editor of

the Problems and Techniques section of SIAM Review. She is also a member of

the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications,

Numerische Mathematik, and Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications.

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From: Yair Shapira <yairs@cs.technion.ac.il>

Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:03:41 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Mathematical Objects in C++**

Mathematical Objects in C++:

Computational Tools in a Unified

Object-Oriented Approach

by Yair Shapira

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to both the theory

behind the mathematical objects and their C and C++ implementation.

Object-oriented programming of three-dimensional meshes facilitates

understanding of their mathematical nature. Requiring no

prerequisites, the text covers discrete mathematics, data structures,

and computational physics, including high-order discretization of

nonlinear equations. Well debugged and fully explained code segments

are available, and exercises and solutions make the book suitable for

classroom use.

CRC press, Boca Raton, FL, 2009

http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439811474

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From: Linda Lorusso <Linda.Lorusso@springer.com>

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:06:00 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Multiscale Finite Element Methods**

This expository book surveys the main concepts and recent advances in

multiscale finite element methods. This monograph is intended for the

broader audiences including engineers, applied scientists and those who are

interested in multiscale simulations. The book is self-contained, starts

from the basic concepts and proceeds to the latest developments in the field.

Each chapter of the book starts with a simple introduction and the

description of the proposed methods as well as with motivating examples.

Numerical examples demonstrating the significance of the proposed methods

are presented in each chapter. The book addresses mathematical and numerical

issues in multiscale finite element methods and connects them to real-world

applications. Narrative introduction provides a key to the book's

organization and its scope. To make the presentation accessible to a broader

audience, the analyses of the methods are given in the last chapter.

Multiscale Finite Element Methods

Theory and Applications

Series: Surveys and Tutorials in the Applied Mathematical Sciences , Vol. 4

Efendiev, Yalchin, Hou, Thomas Y.

2009, XII, 234 p., Softcover

ISBN: 978-0-387-09495-3

$44.95

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From: Erik Kropat <kropat@am2.am.uni-erlangen.de>

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 05:39:37 -0400

**Subject: Power Control and Optimization (PCO 2010), Australia, Feb 2010**

CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd Global Conference on

POWER CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, February 2-4, 2010

http://www.engedu2.net

Objective of the PCO'2010 conference is contemporary and original research and

educational development in the area of electrical power engineering, control

systems and methods of optimization. Presentations of interest may include,

but are not limited to:

- Hybrid renewable energy and energy saving

- Power systems, protection and reliability

- Controllers, drives and machine design

- Smart systems and dynamic robust systems

- Mechatronics and nanophysics

- NEMS and MEMS

- Simulators and software engineering

- Soft computing and computational intelligence

- Fuzzy and hybrid optimization

- Bioinformatics and body sensors

- Inventory, queuing and game theory

- Artificial immune systems & neural networks

- Evolutionary algorithms

- Ant colony, genetic and swarm optimization

- Probabilistic and possibilistic optimization

- Production design and rough sets

- Line, pattern searches and decision making

- Micro transportation and civil structure

- Cams & gear design and optimum valves

- Network communication and wireless sensors

- Scheduling and assignment problems

- Graph theory and supply chain management

Invited Speakers:

- Milorad Bojic, Serbia

- Esko Turunen, Finland

- Okyay Kaynak, Turkey

- Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Mexico

- Shuzhi Sam Ge, China

- Rainer E. Burkard, Austria

- Dobrica Milovanovic, Serbia

- Davor Škrlec, Croatia

- Dan Geiger, Israel

- Paulo M. Pimenta, Brazil

Important Dates:

- Submission of full papers 01/10/09

- Notification for peer review 01/11/09

- Camera ready paper 15/12/09

- Registration with full payment 15/12/09.

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From: Kirsten Wilden <wilden@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:39:07 -0400

**Subject: SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS10), Chicago, Apr 2010**

SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS10)

April 12-14, 2010

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois

http://www.siam.org/meetings/is10/

Current developments in the technology of imaging have led to an explosive

growth in the interdisciplinary field of imaging science. With the advent of

new devices capable of seeing objects and structures not previously

imagined, the reach of science and medicine has been extended in a multitude

of different ways. The impact of this technology has been to generate new

challenges associated with the problems of formation, acquisition,

compression, transmission, and analysis of images. By their very nature,

these challenges cut across the disciplines of physics, engineering,

mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics. While the primary purpose of

this conference is to focus on mathematical issues, the biomedical aspects

of imaging will also play an important role.

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From: Michael Overton <overton@cs.nyu.edu>

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 05:15:02 -0400

**Subject: Householder Symposium XVIII, Tahoe City, CA, Jun 2011**

The next Householder Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held June

12-17, 2011, at the Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge in Tahoe City,

California. Tahoe City is located on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe. This

meeting is the eighteenth in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg

Symposia.

For more information, please see http://crd.lbl.gov/SCG/HH11/

Further details will be announced in 2010.

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From: "Augusto Micheletti" <michelet@science.unitn.it>

Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:37:52 +0200

**Subject: PostDocs, Visiting Positions, & Research in Pairs at CIRM **

POSTDOC POSITIONS, VISITING POSITIONS AND RESEARCH IN PAIRS

AT THE CIRM (FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER) IN TRENTO 2009-2010

The full announcement was too long to post in the digest. Please see the

following web page for details:

http://science.unitn.it/cirm/PostDocVisitingProfRIP.html

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From: "Fran Moshiri" <fran@rice.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:16:54 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Rice University**

Department of Computational & Applied Mathematics (CAAM)

Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University

invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position. The

initial term of appointment is one year with a possible second year

contingent upon availability of funding. The term of appointment will begin

on or after August 1, 2009.

The focus of the research is on compressed sensing, machine learning,

optimization, as well as their applications. Candidates should have finished

a PhD in applied/computational mathematics, electrical engineering,

statistics, operations research, or a related field by August 2009 or the

time of appointment and no earlier than December 2006. The salary will be

competitive.

For more information on related research at Rice, see:

http://www.caam.rice.edu/~optimization/L1/

http://dsp.rice.edu/cs

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of

excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education.

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research

programs in optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse

problems, mathematical biology, and partial differential equations.

Interdisciplinary work is a fundamental aspect of the Department's program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and

descriptions of research plans to

Search Committee: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics

MS 134

Rice University

6100 Main Street

Houston Texas 77005-1892

At least three letters of reference are required; the candidate should have

these sent directly to the above address. To contact us via email, please

use wyin@rice.edu.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.

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From: Martin Grepl <grepl@igpm.rwth-aachen.de>

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:03:24 -0400

**Subject: PhD position in applied math/CES, RWTH Aachen University, Germany**

We are inviting applications for a PhD position in Applied

Mathematics/Computational Engineering Science at the Chair for Numerical

Mathematics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. The Research Group is fully

funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.

Your research will involve the development of reduced-basis methods and

associated error estimation procedures for time-dependent partial

differential equations. You will be applying these methods to

optimization and/or optimal control problems in engineering and the

natural sciences.

You should have an excellent background in applied mathematics,

computational engineering, or a related field, and a strong interest in

applying modern numerical methods to problems in engineering and

science. Experience in the finite element method, model order reduction

techniques, optimization methods, and/or optimal control is considered a

plus. Good programming skills in Matlab and/or C/C++ are desired. Good

English communication skills are expected; German language skills are

not required.

For more information, please visit

http://www.zhv.rwth-aachen.de/mainzhv.php?

scriptid=job¶m=vorschau&nr=5887&typ=wiss

Please send your application materials (including CV, cover letter

describing your qualifications/experience and motivation, degree

certificates, names and emails of one or two scientists willing to

provide a reference) to Prof. Martin Grepl (grepl@igpm.rwtch-aachen.de),

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik, Templergraben 55, 52072 Aachen,

Germany.

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From: Matthew Hubbard <meh@comp.leeds.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 14:18:58 -0400

**Subject: PhD in Scientific Computation, University of Leeds, UK**

An EPSRC-funded PhD studentship is available, starting on 1st October 2009 or

soon afterwards, to develop new computational algorithms for the simulation of

fluid flow. The research will be undertaken within the Scientific Computation

group in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. Please see

http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/scicomp for details of the group's research.

The student will be part of a project which aims to develop and implement new

computational algorithms which are specifically designed to reproduce the most

important underlying features of the mathematical model of the fluid flow

physics, leading to far more accurate approximations than are currently

possible. The project will place the student at the forefront of research in

to computational algorithms for partial differential equations, and provide an

opportunity to develop skills working at the interface between applied

mathematics, computer science and engineering.

Applicants should have, or be expecting to obtain in the near future, a first

class or good 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, engineering

or a mathematical science. The studentship is available for UK/EU candidates

registering for PhD study on a full-time basis, for a period of 3.5 years. The

award will cover academic fees at the UK/EU rate together with a maintenance

allowance at the standard EPSRC rate, £13,290 for the first year of study (the

level will be reviewed annually). The full maintenance allowance is available

to both UK and EU candidates. Full details on studying for a research degree

at the University of Leeds can be found at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds and

details of how to apply can be found at

http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/comp/pg/PGRapply.shtml.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Matthew Hubbard [+44 (0)113

3435459, e-mail: meh@comp.leeds.ac.uk]. The deadline for applications is

Friday 7th August 2009.

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From: "A.E.P. Veldman" <a.e.p.veldman@rug.nl>

Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 06:36:09 -0400

**Subject: PhD positions in CFD at University of Groningen, Netherlands**

The Dutch Technology Foundation STW has recently awarded the ComFLOW-3 project

on ``Extreme wave impact on offshore platforms and coastal structures.'' In

this research project, numerical simulation methods will be developed that can

predict the hydrodynamic forces of extreme waves on fixed and floating

constructions (dykes, offshore platforms, etc.). It continues a long-year line

of development of the ComFLOW code.

Three PhD positions are available within the project. Keywords are turbulence

modelling, wave propagation, absorbing boundary conditions and local grid

refinement. The research is carried out by the University of Groningen

(Mathematics) and the University of Delft (Maritime Engineering), in

cooperation with MARIN, Deltares and many offshore companies worldwide.

The candidates should have experience in developing numerical flow models

(CFD). Their background should be in applied mathematics, maritime engineering,

civil engineering, or comparable. More information can be obtained from

prof.dr. A.E.P. Veldman, Computational Mechanics and Numerical Mathematics,

University of Groningen, +0503633988, a.e.p.veldman@rug.nl. See also the

ComFLOW website http://www.math.rug.nl/~veldman/comflow/comflow.html

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From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@math.kent.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:25:12 -0400

**Subject: Contents, ETNA, vol. 32**

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),

vol. 32, 2008. This is a special volume with selected papers from the

20th Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium. Special volume editors: T. Apel,

A. Bottcher, G. Haase, B. Heinrich, M. Jung, U. Langer, A. Meyer, A. Rosch,

and O. Steinbach.

ETNA is available at http://etna.math.kent.edu and at several mirror

sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the CompuMath

Citation Index.

1-16 F. Schieweck

On the role of boundary conditions for CIP stabilization of higher

order finite elements

17-32 M. Juntunen and R. Stenberg

On a mixed discontinuous Galerkin method

33-48 M. Feistauer and V. Kucera

Analysis of the DGFEM for nonlinear convection-diffusion problems

49-62 A. Sokolov, S. Turek, and M. A. Olshanskii

Numerical study of a discrete projection method for rotating

incompressible flows

63-75 H.-G. Roos and R. Vanselow

A comparison of four- and five-point difference approximations for

stabilizing the one-dimensional stationary convection-diffusion

equation

76-89 P. Knobloch

On the definition of the SUPG parameter

90-105 G. Matthies, P. Skrzypacz, and L. Tobiska

Stabilization of local projection type applied to

convection-diffusion problems with mixed boundary conditions

106-122 G. Lube, G. Rapin, and J. Lowe

Local projection stabilization for incompressible flows:

Equal-order vs. inf-sup stable interpolation

123-133 M. Ruzicka, M. Feistauer, J. Horacek, and P. Svacek

Interaction of incompressible flow and a moving airfoil

134-144 R. Schneider and P. K. Jimack

On the evaluation of finite element sensitivities to nodal coordinates

145-161 B. Haasdonk, M. Ohlberger, and G. Rozza

A reduced basis method for evolution schemes with parameter-dependent

explicit operators

162-172 H. Blum, A. Rademacher, and A. Schroder

Space adaptive finite element methods for dynamic obstacle problems

173-189 M. Wohlmuth and M. Dobrowolski

Numerical analysis of Stokes equations with improved LBB dependency

190-209 B. Heinrich and B. Jung

Nitsche mortaring for parabolic initial-boundary value problems

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From: Ed Saff <edward.b.saff@vanderbilt.edu>

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:34:05 +1000

**Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation 30(2), 2009**

Constructive Approximation

Vol. 30 No. 2 2009

Table of Contents

Volume 30 Number 2 of Constructive Approximation is now available on

the SpringerLink web site at http://springerlink.com

"The Inverse Resonance Problem for Hermite Operators"

by B. Malcolm Brown, Serguei Naboko, and Rudi Weikard

Pages 155 - 174

"Higher-Order Three-Term Recurrences and Asymptotics of Multiple

Orthogonal Polynomials"

by A. I. Aptekarev, V. A. Kalyagin, and E. B. Saff

Pages175 - 223

"First Colonization of a Spectral Outpost in Random Matrix Theory"

by M. Bertola and S. Y. Lee

Pages 225 - 263

"Hyperbolic Distortion of Conformal Maps at Corners"

by María J. Martín

Pages 265 - 275

"Wall Rational Functions and Khrushchev’s Formula for Orthogonal

Rational Functions"

by O. Njåstad and L. Velázquez

Pages 277 - 297

"The Multivariate Integer Chebyshev Problem"

by P. B. Borwein, I. E. Pritsker

Pages 299 - 310

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