NA Digest Monday, September 7, 2009 Volume 09 : Issue 36

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Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs

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From: Eric Polizzi <>
Date: Sat, 05 Sep 2009 09:08:14 -0400
Subject: Announcing FEAST for solving eigenvalue problems

The FEAST solver package is a new free high-performance numerical
library for solving the standard or generalized eigenvalue problem, and
obtaining all the eigenvalues and eigenvectors within a given search
interval. It is based on an innovative fast and stable numerical
algorithm presented in [1] -- named the FEAST algorithm --
which deviates fundamentally from the traditional Krylov subspace
iteration based techniques (Arnoldi and Lanczos algorithms) or other
Davidson-Jacobi techniques. The FEAST algorithm takes its inspiration
from the density-matrix representation and contour integration technique
in quantum mechanics. It combines simplicity and efficiency and offers
many important capabilities for achieving high performance, robustness,
accuracy, and scalability on parallel architectures.

The general purpose FEAST solver package includes both reverse
communication interfaces (RCI) and ready to use predefined interfaces
for dense, banded and sparse systems. It includes double and single
precision arithmetic and can be called from Fortran (77,90) or C codes.
The current version of the FEAST package focuses on solving the
symmetric eigenvalue problems (real symmetric or complex Hermitian
systems) on a shared-memory architecture (e.g one multicore node).
The software can be downloaded from the following website:

The author acknowledges active collaboration and interest in this work
from the Intel(r) math kernel library (MKL) team and the Intel(r)
parallel and distributed solutions division (PDSD) team. This work has
been supported by Intel PDSD and the national science foundation (NSF).

[1] E. Polizzi,"Density-Matrix-Based Algorithms for Solving Eigenvalue
Problems", Phys. Rev. B. Vol. 79, 115112 (2009).


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 16:44:05 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Julian Cole Lectureship

Julian Cole Lectureship

The Julian Cole Lectureship is awarded every four years to a member of the
scientific or engineering community for an outstanding contribution to the
mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging problem in the
physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or for the development
of mathematical methods for the solution of such problems.

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting to be held July 12-16,
2010, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The award consists of a hand-
calligraphed certificate and a cash prize of $1,000. SIAM will reimburse
reasonable travel expenses for the recipient to attend the award ceremony
and deliver the lecture.

A letter of nomination including a description of the contribution(s),
should be addressed to Professor Mark H. Holmes, Chair / Julian Cole
Lectureship Committee and sent by SEPTEMBER 15, 2009, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to
Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 16:51:26 -0400
Subject: The John von Neumann Lecture - invitation for suggestions

The John von Neumann Lecture

Invitation for suggestions

The John von Neumann Lecture, established in 1959, is one of SIAM's most
prestigious prizes as well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual
Meeting. It is awarded annually for outstanding and distinguished
contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the
effective communication of these ideas to the community.

The John von Neumann Lecturer will receive a certificate and a monetary
award of $5,000 and will present a survey lecture at the 2010 SIAM Annual
Meeting, to be held July 12-16, 2010, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The selection committee welcomes your suggestions of individuals for this
prize and will receive them THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25, 2009. You may submit your
suggestions on the web form found at Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM
prizes can be found at


From: Antonio Mucherino <>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 06:04:00 -0400
Subject: New book, Data Mining in Agriculture

New book: Data Mining in Agriculture
by A. Mucherino, P. Papajorgji, P.M. Pardalos

"Data Mining in Agriculture" represents a comprehensive effort to provide
graduate students and researchers with an analytical text on data mining
techniques applied to agriculture and environmental related fields. This
book presents both theoretical and practical insights with a focus on
presenting the context of each data mining technique rather intuitively with
ample concrete examples represented graphically and with algorithms written

For more information about the book, visit:

To order copies of the book:

A. Mucherino,
P. Papajorgji,
P.M. Pardalos,


From: Uri Ascher <>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 15:20:05 -0400
Subject: Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar, Sep 2009

The Twenty Second Annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar
(PNWNAS) will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the University of BC,
Vancouver. This is an informal gathering bringing together number crunchers from
the great Pacific Northwest and beyond.

This year's speakers are

Steve Ruuth, SFU
Kirsten Fagnan, UW
Eldad Haber, UBC
Manuel Torrilhon, ETH
Yogi Erlangga, UBC
David Watkins, WSU

If you are interested in attending then please write one of the organizers,
Chen Greif or Uri Ascher

The meeting web page is at

For past and future meetings please see


From: Mario Arioli <>
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:29:39 +0100
Subject: RAL Numerical Analysis Day, UK, Sep 2009

Numerical Analysis Group - Computational Science & Engineering Department
6th Annual Bath - RAL Numerical Analysis Day
Tuesday, 29th September 2009
The Atlas Centre (R27, Conference Room 8)
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Oxfordshire, England

10.15 am PhD student poster session (continues all day)
Posters by (to be update)
10.30 am Coffee
10.50 am Martin Stynes (University College Cork)
"Numerical solution of singularly perturbed systems of
convection-diffusion and reaction-diffusion equations"
11.35 am Chris Budd (University of Bath)
"Optimal transport methods for mesh generation,
with applications to problems in meteorology"
12.15 pm Daniel Robinson (Oxford University and RAL)
"Second derivative SQP methods for solving large nonlinear
optimization problems"
12.55 pm Lunch
2.20 pm Zhivko Stoyanov (University of Bath)
"Perturbation analysis of spectral clustering of data"
3.00 pm Iain Duff (RAL)
"Exploiting sparsity in the solution phase for large
sparse equations"
3.40 pm Tea
4.00 pm Jeremy Levesley (University of Leicester)
"Approximation on the sphere and similar spaces"
5.00 pm Poster session concludes
6.00 pm Meet for informal pub meal near RAL

There is no attendance fee, but we would be grateful if attendees
could contact Mario Arioli ( in advance so
that we can arrange sufficient tea and coffee.
Please, feel free to contact Mario if you require further

For details of how to get to the Atlas Centre, please consult
the map (
RAL_Sitemap/RAL_Sitemap.html) provided by STFC.


From: Michelle Swain <>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:15:32 +0100
Subject: NSF-NAIS Workshop on Intelligent Software, Edinburgh, Oct 2009

NSF-NAIS Workshop on Intelligent Software will be held October 19-21,
2009 at the University of Edinburgh, with funding provided by the
National Science Foundation (US) and the EPSRC's Centre for Numerical
Algorithms and Intelligent Software. The goal of this workshop is to
bring together leading researchers at the interface between
computational science, applied mathematics, and computer science to
discuss algorithms pervasive in the scientific applications community,
and their implementation and deployment on evolving target architectures.

Confirmed Speakers (preliminary):
Lorena Barba (Boston), Bruce Boghosian (Tufts), Peter Boyle (Edinburgh),
Richard Brower (Boston), James Brannic (Penn State), Michael Clark
(Boston), Paul Cockshott (Glasgow), Ron Dror (D.E. Shaw), Victor
Eijkhout (Texas), Jonathan Essex (Southampton), George Fleming (Yale),
Andreas Frommer (Wuppertal), Ian Grout (Limerick), Imran Haque
(Stanford), Jesus Izaguirre (Notre Dame), Balint Joó (Thomas Jefferson
Lab), Paul Keir (Glasgow), David Keyes (Columbia), Michael O'Boyle
(Edinburgh), James Osborn (Argonne), James Raynolds (SUNY Albany),
Gabriel Dos Reis (Texas A&M), Mark Sansom (Oxford), Jim Sexton (IBM),
Marc Snir (Illinois), Pavlos Vranas (Livermore)

Meeting Website:



From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:38:22 -0400
Subject: SIAM/ACM Geometric & Physical Modeling, San Francisco, Oct 2009

Registration and Program Now Available for the 2009 SIAM/ACM Joint
Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling

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

Invited Speakers:
David Baraff, Pixar Animation Studios
Ted D. Blacker, Sandia National Laboratories
Leonidas Guibas, Stanford University
Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia
Stefanie Hahmann, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Bert Jüttler, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Pierre Bézier Award Recipients
Richard F. Riesenfeld, University of Utah
Elaine Cohen, University of Utah

Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadlines
Pre-Registration Deadline: September 7, 2009
Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 7, 2009
Registration and the preliminary program for this conference are available:

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Xiaobing Feng <>
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 08:16:23 -0400
Subject: Finite Element Circus, Knoxville, TN, Oct 2009


The Fall, 2009 Finite Element Circus will be held at the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville on October 16-17, 2009. Details regarding this
Circus can be found on the Tennessee Circus web page at


From: Eugene Kashdan <>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 18:07:32 -0400
Subject: Mathematical Methods in Systems Biology, Tel Aviv, Jan 2010

Announcement of an international workshop:

Title: International Workshop "Mathematical Methods in Systems Biology"

Dates: January 4-7, 2010, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Sponsored by: Office of International Science and Engineering and Division of
Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation, Society for
Mathematical Biology, Faculty of Exact Sciences and School of Mathematical
Sciences of Tel Aviv University


Description: The workshop goals are to bring together applied mathematicians
and researchers working in various fields of systems biology in order to
exchange ideas and initiate and promote collaborations.

We are inviting researchers in applied mathematics (e.g., mathematical
modeling, dynamical systems, control theory, numerical methods), engineering
(e.g., medical imaging, computer assisted diagnosis, fluid dynamics) and
systems biology (e.g., cancer modeling, detection and treatment, epidemiology
and infectious diseases, signaling pathways) to participate in an effort to
create an interdisciplinary setting to discuss and exchange ideas, methods and
techniques used by the different groups. Our hope is to advance the
development of a mathematical toolbox of procedures that would be useful in
the solution of practical problems of interest to the biomedical community. We
plan to publish proceedings of the workshop as a special issue in the journal
"Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering".


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 14:01:14 -0400
Subject: NSF Travel Awards Available, Sym on Discrete Algs SODA, Jan 2010

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA10)
Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, Texas
January 17-19, 2010

NSF Student Travel Grants are available!

The United States National Science Foundation has provided funding in
the amount of $15,000 to support student travel grants. The nominal
award is $500 toward travel to SODA10. In special cases of large
travel costs somewhat larger grants may be given. Any full-time
student in good standing who is affiliated with a United States
institution is eligible to receive an award plus complimentary
symposium registration. Complimentary registration is applicable for
SODA10 only; it is not applicable to the workshops preceding the
symposium. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at
the symposium, with second priority to students who are co-authors of
papers to be presented at the symposium. Ties will be broken in favor
of students who have not attended a prior SODA.

APPLICATION: To be considered, an application must include:
1. A letter from the student describing his/her academic standing and
interests, his/her expected graduation date and degree, advisor's
name, and, if available, a URL for a working Web page.
2. If applicable, the title(s) of the paper(s) to be presented by the
student and papers on which the student is a co-author but not
presenting at the meeting.
3. A detailed list of projected expenses, in US dollars. Note that for
NSF awards, the only air travel that can be reimbursed is flights on
US airlines.
4. Statement from the student's advisor indicating availability of
funds, reason(s) the student is deserving of a travel award, and any
special circumstances.

DEADLINES: Complete applications must be received at the SIAM office
no later than 5PM (EDT) Friday, November 6, 2009. Winners will be
selected by the SODA Steering Committee and will be notified by
December 4, 2009. Expenses up to the $500 limit or, in case the
committee awards additional funds, the limit specified in the award
notice will be reimbursed after the submission of a summary of
expenses together with relevant receipts. Details and the needed forms
will be available at the conference.

SUBMISSION: Applications should be sent by e-mail; attach all
documents in pdf format. Send to: and use the
subject line "SODA10 - NSF Student Travel Award." Although not the
preferred format, applications will be accepted by surface mail. Do
not send applications in both formats! If for some reason surface
mail is necessary, send application to:
SODA10 NSF Student Travel Award
c/o Bill Kolata, Technical Director
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conferences Department at


From: Cynthia Phillips <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:46:18 -0400
Subject: SIAM Parallel Processing, Seattle, Feb 2010

The SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing For Scientific Computing
(PP10) will be held February 24-26, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in
Seattle, Washington, USA. We have an exciting set of invited speakers
lined up and expect a vibrant and technically informative meeting.

The deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals is September
15, 2009. This requires only a title, 100-word abstract, and a list
of the four speakers plus titles. Final titles and 75-word abstracts
for the minisymposium talks and contributed talks are due September
22, 2009.

PP10 covers all aspects of parallel scientific computing. Major
themes for 2010 include evolution of parallel architectures,
large-scale parallel applications, tools (such as performance
evaluation, visualization, and fault tolerance), algorithms, software,
and new trends such as green computing and parallel computing in the

See the conference web site at
for more information.


From: Rolf Jeltsch <>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 07:08:55 -0400
Subject: Educations Interfaces between Math & Industry, Portugal, Apr 2010

Please submit your contribution to the study: Educational Interfaces between
Mathematics and Industry, EIMI. The study is designed to enable researchers
and practitioners around the world to share research, theoretical work, projects
descriptions, experiences and analyses of educational interfaces between
mathematics and industry on all levels, primary, secondary and high schools
up to Universities. Vocational training and training of adults are included.

The study is designed to enable researchers and practitioners around the
world to share research, theoretical work, projects descriptions, experiences
and analyses. A Study Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on
April 19-23, 2010, where the successful contributions will be presented.

You find more information and a description on what to submitt at:
Deadline: 15 October 2009 (extended from 15 Sept)

Submissions should be sent to:
Rudolf Sträßer (
Alain Damlamian (

This is a joint Study, organised by the
International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and the
International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM).

Rolf Jeltsch
President ICIAM


From: Tony Drummond <>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 20:57:14 -0400
Subject: High Performance Computing Meeting, Berkeley, CA, Jun 2010

9th International Meeting on High Performance Computing
for Computational Science

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Berkeley, CA
June 22-25, 2010

VECPAR’10 is a meeting that focuses on High Performance
Computing for Computational Science. It provides an opportunity
for researchers and practitioners in branches of science that
require computer modeling and simulation to get together and
discuss techniques and technologies that can contribute to
the effective analysis of complex systems and phenomena.
Therefore, the meeting is inherently multidisciplinary,
engaging participants from academia, research laboratories
and industry.

The selection of presentations for VECPAR’10 will
be based on extended abstracts — between 5 to 8 pages.
Extended abstracts submitted for possible presentation
should describe the purpose and scope of the work,
contribution to the state-of-the-art, methods used, essential
results already obtained, conclusions and supporting figures,
and references where appropriate. Submissions failing to
meet these requirements may be rejected without technical
review. A subset of the accepted presentations, comprising
original and non previously published work, will be selected
for publications in an international journal.

* Deadline for submissions: November 27, 2009
* Proposals for tutorials/workshops due: November 27, 2009
* Author's notification: January 22, 2010
* Tutorials/workshops: June 22, 2010
* VECPAR 2010: June 22-25, 2010


* large scale simulations in CS&E
* parallel and distributed computing
* numerical algorithms for CS&E
* multiscale and multiphysics problems
* imaging and graphics
* performance analysis


From: Carmelo Clavero <>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:39:33 +0200
Subject: Boundary and Interior Layers (BAIL), Spain, Jun 2010

Subject: Boundary and Interior Layers (BAIL), Zaragoza, Spain, July 2010
BAIL 2010 - International Conference on Boundary and Interior Layers -
Computational & Asymptotic Methods
University of Zaragoza, Spain
July 5th to 9th, 2010

Impending deadlines:

Deadline for Abstracts and Minisymposia Proposals: 20 February 2010
Confirmed main speakers:
Ramón Codina, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC) , Spain.
Ricardo Durán, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Claes Johnson, School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal
Institute of Technology, Sweden
Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A&M University, USA
Amable Liñan , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain

The conference welcomes all aspects of analytical and numerical
methods that are related to the efficient approximation of boundary
and interior layers appearing in singular perturbation problems.
Special emphasis is laid on the mathematical foundation of such
methods and their application to physical models. Topics in any
scientific field (e.g., fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics,
semiconductor modeling, control theory, elasticity, chemical reactor
theory, porous media, etc.) in which boundary and interior layers
occur are welcome.

The refereed proceedings of BAIL 2010 will appear in the Springer
series Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering.

This is the latest in a series of BAIL conferences that began in
1980. To get a sense of the spirit of BAIL 2010, see the details of
the BAIL 2006 Göttingen conference at
and the BAIL 2008 conference at Limerick

Further details on webpage


From: Prieur <>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 05:17:39 -0400
Subject: CFP, Hybrid Systems, Int. J. of Rob & Nonlin. Control

-- last call for papers --

Special Issue ’New directions on hybrid control systems’ of the International
Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control

Nonlinear control systems have undergone tremendous advances in the last
two decades at the levels of theory and applications. Among those, a class of
particular interest is that one resulting from the interaction of a
control system with a system governed by different dynamics. This class of
system lies in the hybrid and nonlinear control systems field. In the last
decade, the study of such hybrid systems, whose behavior can be mathematically
described using a mixture of logic based switching and
difference/differential linear or nonlinear equations, has attracted important
research efforts. It is motivated by the fact that many physical
systems are controlled or supervised by controllers with such mixed
dynamics. In many applications (like Automotive, Networked control systems,
Energy management, Biology...), analysis and design methods for systems
evolving both continuously and discontinuously components are needed.

Contributions are invited regarding for example (non-exhaustive list):
- analysis of stability of hybrid systems;
- reset control systems;
- systems subject to switching operators;
- design of hybrid controllers for linear or nonlinear control systems;
- overcoming the limitations of classical feedbacks using nonlinear or hybrid
- practical and implementation aspects in nonlinear and hybrid contexts;
- numerical simulations of hybrid systems;
- analytical tools for hybrid optimal control.

Papers should be submitted online via the journals homepage
under Online Submission. Authors are requested to submit their papers by 1st
October 2009. Authors must select Christophe Prieur or Sophie Tarbouriech
as the Submitting Editor. Each submission must be clearly identified as a
submission for this special issue by entering New directions on hybrid control
systems in the Special Issue Title Field. Manuscripts should
be prepared in accordance with the publication format described in For
Authors on the journal homepage.

Guest Editors
Dr. Christophe Prieur
Dr. Sophie Tarbouriech


From: "Dianne O'Leary" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 09:33:45 -0400
Subject: Tenure-track or Tenured Position at the University of Maryland

Tenure-track or Tenured Position at the University of Maryland

The Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland,
College Park, is searching for candidates to fill the
Jack and Rita G. Minker Professorship. Candidates must have
at least 3 years of experience, and the appointment will most
likely be made at the assistant professor level (tenure track).
Preference will be given to candidates working in new or
innovative areas, including computational science and
computational biology. The Minker Professor will hold a
joint appointment between the Computer Science Department
and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

Applications received by October 15 will be given full
consideration. Interviews will begin shortly after that date.

The department has a long history of excellence in numerical
computation, and we want to see it continue.

Further information on the position and the application
procedure can be found at

Dianne O'Leary and Howard Elman


From: Weizhu Bao <>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 14:07:15 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: Tenured, tenure-track, visiting positions, National Univ of Singapore

The Department of Mathematics at the National University of
Singapore (NUS) invites applications for tenured, tenure-track
and visiting (including post-doctoral) positions at all levels,
beginning in August 2010.

NUS is a research intensive university that provides quality
undergraduate and graduate education. The Department of Mathematics,
which is one of the largest in the university, has about 70 faculty
members and teaching staff whose expertise cover major areas of
contemporary mathematical research.

We seek promising scholars and established mathematicians with
outstanding track records in any field of pure and applied mathematics.
The Department offers internationally competitive salaries with start-up
grants for research. The teaching load is particularly light for young
scholars, in an environment conducive to research with ample opportunities
for career development.

The Department is particularly interested in, but not restricted to
considering, applicants specializing in any of the following areas:

Analysis and Probability.

Computational Science, including but not restricted to, Computational
Biology, Medical Imaging, Computational Materials Science and Nanoscience.

Operations Research and Financial Mathematics.

Application materials should be sent to Search Committee via email
(as PDF files) to

Please include the following supporting documentation in the application:

1. an American Mathematical Society Standard Cover Sheet;
2. a detailed CV including publications list;
3. a statement (max. of 3 pages) of research accomplishments and plan;
4. a statement (max. of 2 pages) of teaching philosophy and methodology.
Please attach evaluation on teaching from faculty members or students of
your current institution, where applicable;
5. at least three letters of recommendation including one which
indicates the candidates effectiveness and commitment in teaching.
Please ask your referees to send their letters directly to

Enquires may also be sent to this email address.
Review process will begin on 15 October, and will
continue until positions are filled.

For further information about the department,
please visit


From: "Dr. habil. Olga Shishkina" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 06:16:51 -0400
Subject: PostDoc Position at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

A full-time postdoctoral or PhD position is available at the Institute for
Aerodynamics and Flow Technology at German Aerospace Center (DLR) in
Goettingen starting October 2009. The postdoctoral position have a duration of
two years, can be extended, and will be paid according to the TVL E13 scale of
the German public sector.

The topic of the work is Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and Large-Eddy
Simulations (LES) of turbulent non-Boussinesq Rayleigh-Benard Convection. The
project is sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Successful PhD candidates for the research position should have:

-- an excellent Diploma or Master degree, preferably in numerical mathematics,
physics or mechanical engineering;

-- a high motivation for work and the commitment to complete the doctoral
program within three years;

-- an excellent knowledge of the English language.

Experience in fluid dynamics and high performance computing as well as
knowledge of German language are helpful, but not required. Postdoctoral
researcher should additionally have an excellent doctoral degree and a strong
scientific background in applied mathematics, physics or mechanical engineering.

Applications must include a CV, list of publications, two letters of
reference. The applicants are invited to e-mail the complete set of documents
in PDF format by 15 October, 2009.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities with
identical qualification will be considered with priority.

Contact Information:
Name: Dr. habil. Olga Shishkina
Email Application: Yes

DLR – Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Bunsenstrasse 10,
D-37073 Goettingen, Germany


From: William Finney <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 16:38:49 -0400
Subject: Ciera Postdoctoral Fellowships at Northwestern Univ

CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dearborn Observatory
2131 Tech Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2900, USA
Tel: 847-491-8646

Postal Submissions: Attention: William Finney at address above
E-mail Submissions (Preferred):
Application Deadline: 12/31/2009

The new Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in
Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications
for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellows will be expected to work
independently and pursue an interdisciplinary research program in any
area of astrophysics that potentially intersects with other fields
such as computer science, applied math, planetary science,
astrobiology, chemistry, or electrical engineering. In addition to
astrophysicists we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates
in those other fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics
and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical
problems. More information about CIERA and its activities can be found
at Fellowship appointments will be for
a 3-year term (with the possibility of extension) starting in
September 2010. The initial annual stipend is $60,000, plus a
competitive benefits package, and a research budget of $15,000 per

Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae including a list of
publications, a brief statement of research accomplishments and future
plans for interdisciplinary research in astrophysics, and arrange for
at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the above
address. Email submissions are preferred. Please clearly state the
title of the position for which you are applying in your cover letter
and in the subject of your e-mail. Applicants must receive their
Ph.D. prior to appointment. Applications from women and minority
candidates are especially encouraged. The application deadline is
December 31, 2009.


From: "Per Christian Hansen" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 17:12:32 +0200
Subject: Postdoc in 3D Electrical Impedance Tomography, Denmark

Postdoc in Reconstruction Methods for 3D Electrical Impedance Tomography

A PostDoc position in Reconstruction Methods for 3D Electical Impedance
Tomography is available from January 1, 2010, with a duration of 1 year
and a possible extension to 2 years. The project is a collaboration
between DTU Informatics and DTU Mathematics at the Technical University
of Denmark. A full description is available at:

The aim of this project is to develop, implement, and investigate fast
algorithms for 3D Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). The underlying
non-linear mathematical problem is severely ill-posed, and hence a
useful reconstruction algorithm must incorporate prior information and
regularization. In this project we will develop both the necessary
mathematical theory for a robust reconstruction algorithm and an
efficient numerical implementation.

The research will involve:
- Development of theory for efficient numerical computations for EIT in 3D.
- Numerical implementations of reconstruction algorithms.
- Test of numerical algorithms on collected data.

The candidate should have a background in applied mathematics, electrical
engineering, or scientific computing and a PhD degree (or equivalent),
and should demonstrate qualifications or interests in the following:
- Mathematical theory for inverse problems.
- Numerical methods for large-scale inverse problems.
- Reconstruction methods for EIT.
- Cross-disciplinary research work.

Further information may be obtained from
- Professor Per Christian Hansen, phone: +45 45253097,
- Associate Professor Kim Knudsen, phone: +45 45253026,
You can read more about the two departments at and

The application should be submitted on-line at the homepage no later than
October 15, 2009. Please open the link "apply for this job online" at the
bottom of the page, and fill in the application form and attach your
application and CV. Material that should be given consideration in the
assessment must also be attached.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, or
ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


From: Lindsey Maddox <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 11:47:19 -0400
Subject: ICES Postdoctoral Fellowship at UT Austin

ICES Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of
Texas at Austin is now accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellow positions
for the academic year beginning in the fall of 2010. The ICES Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program offers one-year fellowship awards for exceptional
computational scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who have recently
completed doctoral studies in areas relevant to research conducted at the
Institute. Fellows receive a salary of $60,000 per year. In addition, fellows
receive UT employee benefits and relocation expenses. U.S. citizens are
especially sought, but foreign scholars may also be considered.

Applications must be received by January 1, 2010.

For further details and application materials, please refer to:


From: yehuda <>
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 20:51:18 +0300
Subject: PostDoc at Technion Israel

Post-doctoral Scholarship sponsored by
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Post Doc - Surface Waves in a Compressible Ocean with an Application
to Early Tsunami Detection

Prof. Michael Stiassnie is seeking a suitable qualified student to
undertake a Post-Doctoral study in developing theoretical techniques to
study surface waves in a compressible ocean, under his supervision.

For details:


From: Gwendolyn McKeller <>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:45:23 -0400
Subject: Postdoc on Discretization Methods at Sandia Natl Labs

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the country’s largest research and
engineering laboratories, employing 8,500 people at major facilities in
Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We make enduring
contributions to secure our society against high consequence terrorist threats
and national incidents through effective use of science, technology, and
systems solutions. Please visit our website at

Department Description:
The Applied Mathematics Department at Sandia National Laboratories conducts
research in the areas of mathematics, theoretical computer science and
computational science in support of applications at Sandia, especially those
involving modeling and simulation.

Job Description:
The CSRI seeks a postdoctoral researcher to conduct innovative research in
applied mathematics with particular focus on advanced discretization methods
for PDEs, optimization and control problems governed by PDEs, solver
strategies for multiphysics and complex coupled systems, and algorithms for
integrating forward simulation capabilities with sensitivity and uncertainty
quantification capabilities. Candidates are sought with a strong background in
numerical methods for PDEs (finite element, finite volume and finite
difference methods), variational methods and functional analysis, stochastic
PDEs, numerical linear algebra and object-oriented scientific software
engineering. Experience with Trilinos software is desirable. Outstanding
applicants in related areas will also be considered.
This postdoctoral position is for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with
excellent communication skills who have the ability to work in a collaborative
research environment. Successful applicants will be expected to develop new
ideas, publish in journals and conferences, and present at national and
international venues.

Required Criteria:
Applicants must have (or soon have) a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied
mathematics, computational science, computer science, statistics, or related
fields with a record of academic excellence (3.5 GPA or higher preferred).
Programming experience (C++ required; Fortran & Matlab desired) with knowledge
of parallel programming such as MPI, OpenMP, and/or threads desired.
Communication skills appropriate for participating in multi-disciplinary teams
of mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists. Research experience in
your field of expertise as evidenced by presentations, technical publications,
released software, and/or work with applications.

Desired Criteria:
Interest and experience in the use of advanced object-oriented software
engineering practices and processes is desirable. Experience in
high-performance computing on distributed, parallel, and/or other specialized
architectures is also desired.

For consideration, please include as a single attachment in your on-line
application, your resume and detailed CV, at least three letters of reference,
and a cover letter or research statement describing your background and
research interests. Please apply online at, reference Job Requisition
Number: 63476

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:05:01 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 25, issue 9, September 2009

Volume 25, Issue 9, September 2009
Article numbers: 095001--095013

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

Analytical inversion of the Compton transform using the full set of
available projections
Voichita Maxim, Mirela Frandes and Remy Prost

Solvability of a problem of integral geometry via an inverse problem for a
transport-like equation and a numerical method
Arif Amirov, Mustafa Yildiz and Zekeriya Ustaoglu

Experimental design and estimation of growth rate distributions in
size-structured shrimp populations
H T Banks, Jimena L Davis, Stacey L Ernstberger, Shuhua Hu, Elena
Artimovich and Arun K Dhar

Iteration methods on sideways parabolic equations
Youjun Deng and Zhenhai Liu

Regularization parameter selection methods for ill-posed Poisson maximum
likelihood estimation
Johnathan M Bardsley and John Goldes

Efficient solution of a three-dimensional inverse heat conduction problem
in pool boiling
Herbert Egger, Yi Heng, Wolfgang Marquardt and Adel Mhamdi

Numerical studies of the inverse Born series for diffuse waves
Shari Moskow and John C Schotland

Explicit isospectral flows for the AKNS operator on the unit interval
L Amour

Sensitivity computation of the $\ell_{1}$ minimization problem and its
application to dictionary design of ill-posed problems
L Horesh and E Haber

On time reversal mirrors
Albert C Fannjiang

On the Marchenko inverse scattering procedure with partial information on
the potential
Alexei Rybkin

Some Ambarzumyan-type theorems for Dirac operators
Chuan-Fu Yang and Xiao-Ping Yang

SVD-tail: a new linear-sampling reconstruction method for inverse
scattering problems
M'Barek Fares, Serge Gratton and Philippe L Toint

International Conference on Inverse Problems


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sat, 05 Sep 2009 00:46:49 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 41, Number 1, October 2009

Long-Time Performance of Unsplit PMLs with Explicit
Second Order Schemes
S. Abarbanel, H. Qasimov and S. Tsynkov, pp.1-12.

Evolution of Probability Distribution in Time for
Solutions of Hyperbolic Equations
Chang-Yeol Jung, pp.13-48.

Edge Detection Free Postprocessing for Pseudospectral
Scott A. Sarra, pp.49-61.

A Bisection-Like Algorithm for Branch Switching at a
Simple Branch Point
J. Hughes and M. Friedman, pp.62-69.

Superconvergence of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
for Convection-Diffusion Problems
Zuozheng Zhang, Ziqing Xie and Zhimin Zhang, pp.70-93.

A Cartesian Embedded Boundary Method for the Compressible
Navier-Stokes Equations
Marco Kupiainen and Bjorn Sjogreen, pp.94-117.

Stable Interface Conditions for Discontinuous Galerkin
Approximations of Navier-Stokes Equations
Arunasalam Rahunanthan and Dan Stanescu, pp.118-138.

Semi-Lagrangian Runge-Kutta Exponential Integrators for
Convection Dominated Problems
Elena Celledoni and Bawfeh Kingsley Kometa, pp.139-164.

End of NA Digest