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From: "Cayuga Research" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:33:18 -0400
Subject: Announcing ADMAT 2.0 Professional

Announcing ADMAT 2.0 Professional: An Automatic Differentiation Toolbox

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first and second derivatives of a smooth nonlinear function and their
related structures such as gradients, Jacobians, and Hessians
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offers the following features:

1. Forward mode for the first order derivative computation
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of M-files with the finite differencing approximation for MEX files
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5. Computation of the sparsity structure of Jacobians and Hessians
6. A template design for the efficient calculation of "structured" Jacobian
and Hessian matrices
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From: Bernard Beauzamy <>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:34:58 -0400
Subject: Prize offered by SCM for efficient integration

The document "Robust Mathematical Methods for Extremely Rare Events"
dated August 2009, by Bernard Beauzamy, uses the computation of a multiple
integral, over a complicated domain in a many-dimensional space, in order to
estimate a probability. This approach is inherent to the method itself.

However, the computation of the integral is done in a way which might not be
the best : the function to integrate is a polynomial in one variable (with
degree >100 in our case), with rational coefficients (all coefficients are
of the form m/n, where m and n are very large integers). In the paper, all
coefficients are computed exactly, using the symbolic capabilities of Maple.

Therefore, the integration is slow and requires considerable memory in the
computer. Typically, at this point, our method requires 30 multiple
integrations, each of which takes around 20 minutes on an ordinary computer.

We would be interested to know if other numerical approaches are possible in
order to compute such multiple integrals, with sufficient accuracy.

We offer a prize of Euros 1,000 to the best solution : solution that can
handle the requirements of speed, accuracy, and adaptability (not just our
example, but any such example). Solutions may be provided by individuals or
by teams.

The solutions should be sent by email to
no later than March 31st, 2010.

The best solution, besides the prize, will be posted on the "Robust
Mathematical Modeling" web site and will be communicated to all participants
to the RMM program, worldwide (see


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:47:21 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Richard C. DiPrima Prize


Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded every two years to a junior
scientist, based on an outstanding doctoral dissertation in applied

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. Travel expenses to the
award ceremony will be provided by SIAM.

Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral dissertations
and all other requirements for their doctorates during the period running
from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date
(July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009). The doctorate must have been awarded at
least eight months prior to the award date. The requirements for the
doctorate must have been equivalent to those for an American doctorate.

Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation, should be addressed to
Dr. James H. Curry, Chair, DiPrima Prize Committee and sent by OCTOBER 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: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:37:04 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Denes Konig Prize - deadline October 1


Denes Konig Prize - deadline extended to OCTOBER 1

The SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics (SIAG/DM) Denes Konig Prize
will be awarded to a junior researcher or junior researchers for outstanding
research in an area of discrete mathematics, based on a publication by the
candidate(s) in a peer-reviewed journal published in the three calendar
years prior to the year of the award.

The second award of the prize will be presented at the SIAM Conference on
Discrete Mathematics (DM10), to be held June 14-17, 2010, in Austin, Texas.

Nominations should be addressed to Professor Bojan Mohar, Chair, Denes Konig
Prize Committee and sent by October 1, 2009, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to
Complete calls for nominations can be found at


From: Barbara Gentz <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:46:29 -0400
Subject: Random Dynamical Systems, Bielefeld, Germany, Nov 2009

Dear colleagues,

you are cordially invited to participate in the

Third Workshop on Random Dynamical Systems
Department of Mathematics, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 - Friday, 20 November 2009

Organizers: Wolf-Juergen Beyn and Barbara Gentz

The workshop is part of the conference program of the DFG-sponsored
CRC 701 "Spectral Structures and Topological Methods in Mathematics"
at the University of Bielefeld.

For further information, see

Participants are kindly requested to register by 13 November 2009. If
you intend to participate, please send an e-mail to, giving your name and affiliation. Please
include "Workshop RDS 09" in the subject line.

Barbara Gentz
Faculty of Mathematics, University of Bielefeld


From: Sue Dollar <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 03:46:07 -0400
Subject: Annual Meeting, UK & Ireland SIAM Section, Edinburgh, Jan 2010

Annual Meeting of UK & Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

Date: 8 January 2010

Venue: National e-Science Centre, Edinburgh

Confirmed speakers:
Douglas Arnold (SIAM President)
Ivan Graham (Bath)
Matthias Heil (Manchester)
Philip Maini (Oxford)
Volker Mehrmann (Berlin)
Barbara Niethammer (Oxford)
Michael Tretyakov (Leicester)

Cost: £10 for SIAM Members, £15 for non-SIAM members
(covers the cost of refreshments and lunch)

Full details available at

To register send an email
Please advise of any special requirements.


From: "Ruppa K. Thulasiram" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 22:30:03 -0400
Subject: Parallel & Distributed Computing in Finance, Atlanta, Apr 2010


The Third International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing
in Finance (PDCoF10-Computational Finance - Friday, April 23, 2010)
to be held in conjunction with the
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
(IPDPS10) April 19-23, 2010 Atlanta, USA

Please visit the conference website for scope, interests and other details:

Important Dates:
Paper submission due: November 1, 2009
Author Notification: December 15, 2009 (tentative)
Camera-ready paper due: February 1, 2010


From: Annick Sartenaer <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:48:12 +0200
Subject: Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, Marseilles, Apr 2010

European Workshop on Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming
April 12-16, 2010
Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Marseilles, France

Invited speakers:
--Claire Adjiman, Imperial College, London
--Kurt M. Anstreicher,University of Iowa
--Pietro Belotti, Lehigh University
--Maria Elena Bruni, D.E.I.S, Università della Calabria
--Ignacio Grossmann, Carnegie-Mellon University
--Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham
--Jean Bernard Lasserre, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse
--Jon Lee, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
--Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory
--Jeff Linderoth, University of Wisconsin-Madison
--Andrea Lodi, Università di Bologna
--Jérôme Malick, Laboratoire J. Kuntzmann, Université de Grenoble
--Frédéric Messine, ENSEEIHT-IRIT, Toulouse
--Veronica Piccialli, DIS, Università La Sapienza, Roma
--Renata Sotirov, Tilburg University
--Mohit Tawarmalani, Purdue University
--Philippe Toint, FUNDP, Namur
--Tapio Westerlund, Åbo Akademi University
--Andreas Wächter, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
--Robert Weismantel, Otto von Güricke Universität, Magdeburg
--Angelika Wiegele, Universität Klagenfurt

In addition, there will be a number of contributed presentations.
As more information becomes available, it will be posted at the conference
web site:

The EWMINLP Program Committee
(Pierre Bonami, Leo Liberti, Andrew J. Miller, IMB, Annick Sartenaer)


From: "Peter K. Sweby" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:54:36 +0100
Subject: ICFD Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics, UK, Apr 2010

Conference on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics
12 - 15 April 2010
University of Reading, UK

This is the tenth international conference on CFD organised by the
ICFD (Institute for Computational Fluids Dynamics), a joint research
organisation at the Universities of Oxford and Reading. The aim of
the conference, as in previous years, is to bring together
mathematicians, engineers and other scientists in the field of
computational fluid dynamics to review recent advances in mathematical
and computational techniques for modelling fluid flows.

Invited Speakers include:
Michael Edwards (Swansea)
Bengt Fornberg (Colorado)
Emmanuel Hanert (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Peter Jan van Leeuwen (Reading)
Jan Dirk Jansen (Delft)
Patrick Jenny (ETH)
Dean Oliver (Oklahoma)
Volker Schultz (Trier)
Mikhail Shashkov (LANL)
Jaap Van der Vegt (Twente)
Tim Warburton (Rice)
Andy Wathen (Oxford)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Two page abstracts for contributed papers should be
submitted via the website (see below) by 30 November 2009, stating a
preference for oral or poster presentation. Notification of acceptance
will be given by 24 January 2010. All accepted papers (including those
for posters) will be required at the meeting for distribution
immediately after the Conference on CD. All accepted papers will be
refereed for inclusion in the Proceedings which will be published, as
at the previous Conference, in a Special Issue of the International
Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids.

within the ICFD 2010 meeting will be a workshop on Optimization in
Computational Fluid Dynamics, sponsored by the European Science
Foundation OPTPDE (Optimization with PDE Constraints) Network. Three
speakers will give invited talks as part of the workshop. Contributed
presentations are also invited and funding is available to support a
limited number of contributors at the conference presenting papers on
the theory and applications of optimization in CFD.

THE BILL MORTON PRIZE: A feature of the meeting will be the sixth
award of "The Bill Morton Prize" for a paper on CFD by a young
research worker.

For further information see


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 03:46:20 -0400
Subject: European Seminar on Coupled Problems, Czech Rep, Jun 2010

Pilsen, June 28 - July 2, 2010

We are pleased to announce the second European Seminar on Coupled
Problems (ESCO 2010), to be held in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on June
28 - July 2, 2010. The objective of the meeting is to advance the
frontiers of computer modeling of multiphysics coupled problems in
various areas of engineering and science. Main topic areas include

* Multiphysics models and methods
* Track on Python in scientific computing

Invited keynote speakers:

* Zdenek Bittnar (Czech Technical University, Prague)
* Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau (INRIA Rocquencourt, France)
* Glen Hansen (Multiphysics Methods Group, Idaho National
Laboratory, Idaho Falls, USA)
* Ronald Hoppe (University of Houston, USA)
* William Mitchell (National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, USA)
* Gael Varoquaux (Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay, France)

Proceedings of ESCO 2010 will appear as a special issue of CiCP
(impact factor 2.33). Abstract submission deadline is December 15,
2009. For more details including the venue, important dates, and
post conference program please visit the conference web page

Conference flyer in PDF can be found at

With best regards,
Pavel Solin
University of Nevada, Reno
Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
On behalf of ESCO 2010 organizing committee


From: Pablo Lotito <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:50:08 -0400
Subject: CIMPA School on Dynamic Optimization, Argentine, Aug/Sep 2010

We are pleased to announce the 2010 CIMPA School on Dynamic Optimization to be
held in Tandil, Argentine from August 30 to September 10, 2010.

This school aims to present to the students the state of the art of dynamic
optimization with regard to Optimal Control. This will be accomplished through
several courses about the modeling, the analysis and the numerical resolution
of optimal control problems.

The school consists in 7 courses of 6 hours and many invited conferences. The
courses are:
1- Dynamic Optimization Using Simultaneous Collocation Formulations. L.
T. Biegler, Chemical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University.
2- Optimal control with state and control constraints. Fréderic Bonnans,
INRIA-Saclay and CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique.
3- Algebraic methods in dynamic programming. Stéphane Gaubert, INRIA-
Saclay and CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique.
4- Stochastic optimal Control. Huyên Pham - U. Denis Diderot, Paris VII.
5- Control and stabilization of nonlinear infinite dimensional systems.
Jean-Pierre Raymond, U. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse.
6- Backward SDEs and non linear PDEs. Nizar Touzi, CMAP, Ecole
7- HJB approach for optimal control problems. Hasnaa Zidani, INRIA-Saclay
and ENSTA.

More details, documentation and examples available at:

F. Bonnans (Chair of the organizing Committee)
P. Lotito (Chair of the organizing committee)


From: "Prof. Alfio Borzi" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:38:12 -0400
Subject: European Multigrid Conference EMG 2010, Italy, Sep 2010

First announcement of the
European Multi-Grid Conference EMG 2010
19 - 23 September, 2010
Isola d’Ischia (Napoli), Italy

Invited Speakers:
W. Hackbusch
V. Schulz
S. Vandewalle
W. A. Wall
R. Basri
S. Serra-Capizzano
M. Giles
J. van der Vegt

Conference Topics: The Conference provides a forum for reseachers to
present and discuss recent research on the development, theory, and
application of multigrid, multilevel, and multiscale methodologies.
Main topics at EMG2010 will be

* Multigrid methods (efficiency, robustness, adaptivity, parallelism)
* Multiscale methods
* Domain decomposition
* To the above related iterative schemes and discretization methods
* Software, tools, and high performance computing
* Applications in classical and emerging areas like
* Analysis of images, financial problems, inverse problems,
* models related to medicine and biosciences, multiscale and coupled
* systems, optimization and design.

Mailing list: To be in the mailing list for information on EMG2010
please send an email to:



From: Oliver Stein <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 06:10:19 -0400
Subject: Parametric Optimization, Germany, Sep 2010

Karlsruhe, Germany, September 20 - 24, 2010,

We cordially invite you to the upcoming 10th International Conference
on Parametric Optimization and Related Topics. We welcome papers as well as
proposals for special sessions on any area in parametric optimization or
related topics. We hope that the conference will continue to help link
researchers and practitioners from different areas of mathematical
programming from around the world.

o Christodoulos A. Floudas (Princeton University, Princeton, USA)
o Sven Leyffer (Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL, USA)
o Boris Mordukhovich (Wayne State University, Detroit MI, USA)
o Jiri Outrata (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
o Teemu Pennanen (Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland)
o Andreas Waechter (IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY, USA)

Abstract submission: May 21, 2010
Notification of acceptance: June 4, 2010
Early Registration: June 18, 2010
Early registration fee: 200 Euro (students: 100 Euro)
Late registration fee: 300 Euro (students: 150 Euro)

For all further details please visit the conference webpage .

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Karlsruhe!
Oliver Stein and Jan-J. Rueckmann


From: John Singler <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:42:19 -0400
Subject: Tenure-Track Positions (2), Applied Math, Missouri S&T

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Missouri University of Science &
Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) is expanding its research
focus in applied and computational mathematics. This year the department
seeks candidates for 2 tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, starting
Fall 2010.

We seek candidates in applied mathematics whose research complements the
scientific/technological focus of the university, and encourage applicants
whose research emphasizes computational partial differential equations,
computational linear algebra, and/or mathematical modeling. Strong research
potential and demonstrated teaching excellence is required; postdoctoral
experience is desired.

Missouri S&T, one of the 4 campuses of the University of Missouri system, has
an enrollment over 6,500. With our reputation as a leading technological
campus and our emphasis on applied science, we attract high quality students
from across the nation. Home to many outstanding researchers in engineering
and science, and several interdisciplinary research centers, Missouri S&T
provides good opportunities for collaborative research. The Department of
Mathematics & Statistics has active B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. See

Missouri S&T is in Rolla, Missouri, voted one of the best 100 small towns in
the nation. Rolla is in the Ozarks, 105 miles southwest of St. Louis on
Interstate 44. The area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities.

Applications and all supporting material should be submitted through
http://MathJobs.Org/; inquiries should be submitted to All
applicants will be considered for both positions. Review process begins
October 1, 2009. Applications will be accepted until the positions are
filled. For full consideration, apply by November 15, 2009.

Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO institution. Women, minorities, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Missouri S&T participates in E-Verify.
For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218.


From: William Layton <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:27:57 -0400
Subject: Open position in Numerical Analysis at University of Pittsburgh

Scientific Computing/Numerical Analysis

The Mathematics Department of the University of Pittsburgh invites
applications for a tenure-track position in Scientific
Computing/Numerical Analysis to begin in the Fall Term 2010, pending
budgetary approval. The appointment is at the Assistant Professor level.
A Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences is required. We seek excellence in
teaching and research so applicants should demonstrate substantial
research accomplishment and dedication to teaching. Submit a vita, three
letters of recommendation, a research statement and evidence of teaching
accomplishments electronically through If the
candidate is unable to submit electronically, materials may be sent to:
Search Committee in Scientific Computing/Numerical Analysis, Department
of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Review
of completed files will begin on November 15, 2009 and continue until
the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative
Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups
under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.


From: "Daniel R. Reynolds" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:03:57 -0500
Subject: Assistant Professor Position at Southern Methodist University

Applications are invited for one tenure-track assistant professor
position, to begin in the fall semester of 2010. While preference will
be given to applicants in computational and applied mathematics,
applicants in other related areas are encouraged. Applicants must have
a PhD, provide evidence of outstanding research, and have a strong
commitment to teaching at all levels. The Department of Mathematics
offers an active doctoral program in computational and applied
mathematics. Applicants can visit for more
information about the department.

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

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be
received by December 18, 2009, but the committee will continue to accept
applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify
applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.

SMU, a private university with an engineering school, is situated in a
quiet residential section of Dallas. Dallas is home to the University
of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and its new Systems Biology
Center. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status. SMU
is also committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual
orientation. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a
background check.


From: "Neville Ford" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 15:50:51 +0100
Subject: Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Chester, UK

Vacancy for a Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Chester, UK

Lecturer in Mathematics (salary £30,594 - £33,432 per annum)

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to teach
at all levels within the undergraduate and postgraduate Mathematics
curricula and to undertake research. This post offers an excellent
opportunity to contribute to all aspects of the work of our compact and
successful department.

You must possess a PhD in Mathematics. Experience of teaching University
Mathematics and a record of publications will be an advantage.

Further details and an application form will be available shortly from


From: Michal Kocvara <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 06:09:40 -0400
Subject: Lecturer in Mathematical Optimization

School of Mathematics, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Birmingham, UK

Starting salary in the range of £36,532 to £43,622 a year (potential
progression on performance once in post to £49,096)

Applications are invited for a Lecturer post in Mathematical Optimization. The
successful candidate will have a PhD in an area of Mathematical and
Computational Optimization with a strong research track record in discrete,
nonlinear, multi-disciplinary or computational optimization, or a related
area, and a genuine commitment to teaching, along with excellent presentation,
communication and interpersonal skills.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Michal Kocvara (tel. + 44 121
414 6598, email or Professor Stephen Decent (tel. + 44
121 414 7566, email

Closing date: 8th October 2009 Reference: 13050

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit:


From: Nick Jones <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:03:53 -0400
Subject: Post-Doc - Modelling gene expression noise - Oxford

Deadline Friday, 25th September 2009

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Researcher to investigate extrinsic
noise in gene expression in mammalian cells and examine couplings to the cell
cycle. The project aims to investigate the origins of the pronounced, global,
variability observed between different cells in clonal populations and how
variability might impact on other processes in both cell and organism. The
PDRA will work with experimental data from the lab of Dr Francisco Iborra
(Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine) and will develop theoretical
treatments with Prof Bela Novak (Biochemistry) and Dr Nick Jones (Physics).
The researcher will have a desk in the Jones lab but will have a principal
base in the group of Prof Novak. This topic is approached by researchers in
many fields so applications from across the disciplines will be considered.
The appointment is of 2 years duration and would, desirably, start soon after
a candidate is selected (though some flexibility is possible). Informal
enquiries to

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent (or be about to receive one) and
should have the following necessary and desirable experience:

Essential: A good level of familiarity with master equations, generating
functions, SDEs and ODEs; a high level of programming skills; enthusiasm to
work with real biological data and to work with researchers from different
backgrounds; experience modelling real systems from data, preferably in
Biology and a strong, relevant, publication record and an ability to work
independently if required

Desirable: Experience dealing with the parameters of large systems of
equations; biological modelling especially of gene expression noise and
familiarity with methods to simulate stochastic chemical processes.

For further general information visit the Departmental website


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:46:36 -0400
Subject: 2 Postdocs, Univ. Reading in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Comp.

Two postdoc positions are available at the Department of Mathematics,
University of Reading (UK). The closing date is 12 October 09.

Position 1: Two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow post in
"Boundary Integral Equation Methods for High Frequency Scattering Problems"
Supported by a UK EPSRC research grant, the successful applicant will form a
collaborative team with investigators Prof Simon Chandler-Wilde and Dr Steve
Langdon (Reading), Prof Ivan Graham and Prof Valery Smyshlyaev (Bath), several
international visitors and four industrial/research bodies.
Further details: see the links from

Position 2: Three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow post in
"Next generation finite element methods for wave problems"
Supported by a UK EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship of Dr Timo Betcke the
successful applicant will work jointly with Betcke and an industrial partner
on novel finite element methods for wave problems.
Further details: see the links from

For both positions the successful applicant should have (or be close to
completing) a PhD in mathematics (or equivalent), ideally in numerical
analysis, and preferably have significant experience of programming and
implementation of numerical methods, in particular boundary integral equation
methods (Position 1) and finite element methods (Position 2).
Applicants may apply to both positions simultaneously.

Position 1 informal enquiries: Professor Simon Chandler-Wilde
(email:, phone: +44 (0)118 378 5017) or
Dr Steve Langdon (email, phone: +44 (0)118 378 5021).
Position 2 informal enquiries: Dr Timo Betcke (email:, phone: +44 (0)118 378 8992)


From: Xiaobing Feng <>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:27:40 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at The University of Tennessee

Postdoctoral Position
at The University of Tennessee

The Mathematics Department of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
seeks to fill a postdoctoral position in any of the following fields:
applied mathematics, computational mathematics, geometry, topology,
probability, or differential equations. Candidates should have had their
PhDs for no more than four years by September, 2009. Primary
consideration will be given to candidates whose interests overlap with
existing faculty. The position is a 9 month academic year appointment
for three years, beginning August 1, 2010, and may not be extended. The
teaching load for this position will be two courses per semester. The
salary will be $50,000 per year. Evidence of potential for excellence in
research and high quality teaching is required. Review of applications
will begin January 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking
candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the
diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a description of their
research accomplishments and plans, and a teaching statement. These
documents as well as three letters of recommendation, at least one of
which should address teaching, can be submitted any of the following
ways: (1) by mail to Postdoctoral Search Committee, Department of
Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0612, (2) by
email to <>, or (3)
electronically at (preferred).


From: Gitta Kutyniok <>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 02:27:02 -0400
Subject: PhD Position in the Applied Analysis Group, Univ Osnabrueck

We are currently offering a PhD fellowship position (Salary Scale
according to 13 TV-L, 50%) in Mathematics in the Applied Analysis
Group (AAG) of the University of Osnabrück, Germany starting from
October 1, 2009 for a period of two years. The ideal applicant shall
be interested in the modern area of Applied Harmonic Analysis, e.g.,
in the areas of Compressed Sensing, Frame Theory, Shearlets, or
Sparse Approximation, and shall have good programming skills. The
range of duties involves the co-operation in the research group of
Applied Analysis as well as one recitation session per week. A
master degree in mathematics with outstanding grades is expected.
There is the possibility for a doctorate. For more information on
AAG, we refer to

The University of Osnabrück aims for the increase of the proportion
of women and would therefore expressively ask adequately qualified
women for their application. We also welcome applications from
persons with disabilities.

Please apply by sending your curriculum vitae and certificates
(preferably electronically as pdf-files) to Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok
(, University of Osnabrück, Institute for
Mathematics, 49069 Osnabrück until September 25, 2009.


From: Martin Burger <>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 05:41:58 -0400
Subject: PhD Position in Optimization with PDE constraints, WWU Muenster

The Institute for computational and Applied mathematics, University of
Muenster, Germany, offers a part-time PhD position (50% TV-L13) for three
years in optimization with PDE constraints. The position is funded by the
German research foundation DFG within the project

"Optimal control of classical and quantum multi-particle dynamics"

The research topic will be computational and theoretical investigations of
optimal design and optimal control in PDE-models of semiconductor devices, for
classical as well as quantum-mechanical models. Applicants are expected to
have a solid background in partial differential equations, numerical methods,
and optimization.

See for the
full text in German.

Please send applications (including CV, degree
certificates, names and emails of one or two scientists willing to
provide a reference) until October 2, 2009, to:
Prof. Dr. Martin Burger
Institut für Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik
Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet (WWU) Muenster
Einsteinstr. 62, 48149 Munster


From: Boris Vexler <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:33:58 -0400
Subject: PhD position at Technische Universitaet Muenchen

The Munich Center of Advanced Computing (MAC) offers a PhD position in the
project B5 "Transport an Reaction Processes in Porous Media". The scope of
this project contains simualtion and parameter estimation for flows in porous
media. The following areas will be involved:

- modelling and simulation of flows in porous media
- parameter estimation problems with partial differential equations
- adaptive finite element methods
- stabilization techniques for treatment of convection dominated problems

Applications with personal and scientific data and copies of relevant
documents should be sent, prefarably by email, to

Prof. Dr. Boris Vexler,


From: Satyendra Tomar <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:41:09 +0200
Subject: PhD position in Isogeometric method for PDEs, RICAM, Austria

Description of the project and the position:

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the group of
"Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems", at Johann Radon
Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Linz,
Austria. This position is part of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
project "Isogeometric method for partial differential equations", led
by Dr. S.K. Tomar. The position is limited to three years. The
research is funded according to the FWF salary guidelines, with
starting monthly gross income 1830.60 Euro. For other details,
requirements and the application procedure please refer to the
following link

Dr. S.K. Tomar
Johann Radon Institute for
Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Altenbergerstrasse 69
A-4040 Linz, Austria

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