NA Digest Sunday, September 27, 2009 Volume 09 : Issue 39

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:34:21 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Julian Cole Lectureship - due October 15


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 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: Melissa Redmond <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:13:02 -0400
Subject: New Books from the Princeton University Press

New Books from Princeton University Press

The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems
Mark Levi
978-0-691-14020-9 $19.95

The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life
while Corresponding about Math
Steven Strogatz
978-0-691-13493-2 $19.95

Algebraic Geometry in Coding Theory and Cryptography
Harald Niederreiter
Suba: Chaoping Xing
978-0-691-10288-7 $45.00

Linear Systems Theory
Joao P. Hespanha
978-0-691-14021-6 $59.95

Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in
Baseball, Basketball, and Football
Wayne L. Winston
978-0-691-13913-5 $29.95


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:29:04 -0400
Subject: New book, Fundamentals of Radar Imaging

Announcing the September 24, 2009 publication by SIAM of:

Fundamentals of Radar Imaging
by Margaret Cheney and Brett Borden

September 2009 / xxiv + 140 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-77-1 / List
Price $59.00 / SIAM-CBMS Members $41.30 / Order Code CB79

Radar imaging is a mathematically rich subject with many interesting
applications and a large variety of challenging, mathematical open problems.
The goal of this book is to provide mathematicians with the background they
need to work in the field, building on the foundation of the underlying
partial differential equations. The focus is on showing the connection
between the physics and the mathematics and on supplying an intuitive
mathematical understanding of basic concepts.

Fundamentals of Radar Imaging is appropriate for graduate students and
practicing mathematicians interested in inverse problems, imaging, or
electromagnetics. The material will also be of use to students and
practitioners of electrical engineering and physics who are interested in
radar applications.

Margaret Cheney is a Professor of Mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute. Most of her work has been in inverse problems, including those
that arise in quantum mechanics, acoustics, and electromagnetic theory. She
has been working specifically in radar imaging since 2001.

Brett Borden spent most of his career working on radar at the Naval Air
Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California. He is currently a
Professor of Physics at The Naval Postgraduate School.


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:36:34 -0400
Subject: New book, Lectures on Stochastic Programming

Announcing the September 24, 2009 publication by SIAM of:

Lectures on Stochastic Programming: Modeling and Theory
by Alexander Shapiro, Darinka Dentcheva, and Andrzej Ruszczy&#324;ski

September 2009 / xvi + 436 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-87-0
List Price $119.00 / MPS-SIAM Member Price $83.30 / Order Code MP09

Optimization problems involving stochastic models occur in almost all areas of
science and engineering, such as telecommunications, medicine, and finance.
Their existence compels a need for rigorous ways of formulating, analyzing,
and solving such problems. This book focuses on optimization problems
involving uncertain parameters and covers the theoretical foundations and
recent advances in areas where stochastic models are available.

Readers will find coverage of the basic concepts of modeling these problems,
including recourse actions and the nonanticipativity principle. The book also
includes the theory of two-stage and multistage stochastic programming
problems; the current state of the theory on chance (probabilistic)
constraints, including the structure of the problems, optimality theory, and
duality; and statistical inference in and risk-averse approaches to stochastic

The book is intended for researchers working on theory and applications of
optimization and is also suitable as a text for advanced graduate courses in

To order, or for more information, please visit


From: Heike Fassbender <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 07:23:34 -0400
Subject: 1-Day-Workshop on Matrix Equations, Germany, Oct 2009

A 1-Day Workshop on Matrix Equations

will be held at TU Braunschweig (Germany) on October 9, 2009. The
workshop is devoted to latest developments in theory and numerical
algorithms for algebraic and differential matrix equations of
Sylvester, Lyapunov, Bernoulli, Riccati type and applications thereof
(in particular, but not limited to, model reduction, optimal control
and stabilization, transport theory).

For more information, including the preliminary programme and abstracts, see .


From: "Chee K. Yap" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 17:45:23 -0400
Subject: Joint Conf Computer Math ASCM / MACIS, Fukuoka, Dec 2009

Two international conferences

* the 9th Asian Symposium on Computer Mathematics (ASCM 2009) and
* the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Computer
and Information Sciences (MACIS 2009)

will be held jointly at Fukuoka in December 14th -17th, 2009 supported
by the GCOE program "Math-for-industry" of the Graduate School of
Mathematics of Kyushu University and Mathematical Research Center for
Industrial Technology of Kyushu University. The programs of ASCM and
those of MACIS will be organized independently by each program
committee except invited talks. Sessions of ASCM and those of MACIS
will be held in parallel and invited talks will be given in plenary session.

IMPORTANT DATES: Sep 25, 2009 Submission deadline
Oct 20, 2009 Notification of acceptance

General Chair: Masakazu Suzuki (Kyushu University, Japan)
Local chairs: Hiroshi Yoshida (Kyushu University, Japan)
Tatsuyoshi Hamada (Fukuoka University/JST CREST, Japan)
Koji Nakagawa (Kyushu University, Japan)
PC Chairs of MACIS: Hoon Hong (North Carolina State University, USA)
Hirokazu Anai (Kyushu Univ./Fujitsu Labs LTD, Japan)
PC Chairs of ASCM: Chee Yap (New York University, USA)
Yosuke Sato (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Coordinator of Conference: Kazuhiro Yokoyama (Rikkyo University, Japan)

Professor Bruno Buchberger (RISC, Austria)
Professor Toshinori Oaku (Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan)
Professor Kokichi Sugihara (Meiji University, Japan)
Professor Lihong Zhi (Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, China)


From: Bartosz Protas <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 13:43:14 -0400
Subject: Comp. Optimiz., Modelling & Simulation, Amsterdam, May 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Computational Optimization, Modelling and Simulation
(COMS 2010), Amsterdam, May 31-June 2, 2010

The workshop "Computational Optimization, Modelling and Simulation
(COMS 2010)" will be a part of the International Conference on
Computational Science (ICCS 2010). It intends to provide a forum and
foster discussion on the cross-disciplinary research and development
in computational optimization, computer modeling and simulations. It
will focus on new optimization algorithms, new trends, and latest
developments in numerical techniques as well as application studies of
optimization in science, engineering and industry.

Topics include (but not limited to):
- Computational optimization;
- Engineering optimization and design;
- Optimization of computationally expensive objective functions;
- Surrogate- and knowledge-based optimization algorithms;
- Integrated approach to optimization and simulation;
- Multiobjective optimization;
- New optimization algorithms;
- New modelling techniques related to optimization;
- Application case studies.

Selected papers will be considered for a post-conference special issue
of Int. J. Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimization (IJMMNO),
to be published in Nov 2010 (Vol. 1, No. 4).

Authors wishing to have their contribution considered for the workshop
should submit the paper before January 1, 2010, using the online
submission system of the ICCS 2010 conference (select "Computational
Optimization, Modeling and Simulation (COMS 2010)" in the "Workshop"
field). Information about paper format and submission procedure can be
found on the conference website at


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:53:58 +0200
Subject: BIT 50th Anniversary Conference, Sweden, Jun 2010

We plan to celebrate 50 years of the journal BIT Numerical Mathematics
with a conference in Lund, Sweden, June 17-20 2010.

Invited plenary speakers:
Emmanuel Candes, Caltech
Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University
Leslie Greengard, New York University
Jan Hesthaven, Brown University
Des Higham, Strathclyde University
Michiel Hochstenbach, TU Eindhoven
Tamara Kolda, Sandia, Livermore
Daniel Kressner, ETH Zurich
Sebastian Reich, Potsdam
Eric Vanden-Eijnden, Courant Institute, New York

We plan minisymposia over specialties of current interest for BIT,
initial value problems, stochastic differential equations, finite
element methods, computational fluid dynamics, eigenvalue problems,
large scale computations in information science.

We plan a special issue of BIT devoted to a selection of talks from the

Further information on the BIT home page

Axel Ruhe <>
Editor in chief

Gustaf Söderlind <>
Associate editor, local organizer


From: Amik St-Cyr <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:15:08 -0400
Subject: Project Scientist Position at NCAR

PLEASE NOTE: This is a new, full-time three-year term position.
Initial consideration will be given to applications received
prior to Friday, October 23, 2009. Thereafter, applications
will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

NCAR - Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL)
Institute for Mathematics Applied to the Geosciences (IMAGe)

Relocation benefits not provided

BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Performs research and development in the
areas of computer science and applied mathematics at NCAR. The
primary responsibility is to help develop a geophysical simulation
model that uses adaptive numerical methods for grid refinement
and coarsening.


Contributes to the development of the multiscale unified simulation
environment (MUSE) code. Provides support to the research team by
adding requested functionality to MUSE (both in terms of mathematical
algorithms and also in terms of software engineering and repository
management) for postdocs and visiting faculty working with the model.

Performs basic research on high-order methods and/or scientific
computing that are related to or make use of the developments of
the multiscale code.

Presents results at international conferences and workshops. Publishes
relevant results in scientific journals. Participates in CISL/IMAGe
academic activities including lectures, workshops and meetings.


Education and Experience:

Ph.D. in applied mathematics or computer science with postdoctoral
experience; and advanced C++ knowledge with experience in scientific
computing; and knowledge of MPI; and experience with SSE2 and/or GPUs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to pursue research in scientific computing at the PhD level and,
if possible, relevant experience in one or two of the following fields:
numerical methods for partial differential equations, numerical linear
algebra (including iterative methods), adaptive mesh refinements techniques
and high-performance computing. Ability to analyze the output of large
numerical simulations to diagnose problems or to summarize performance.
Excellent communication skills in presenting scientific research and
ability to work and communicate with an international and multi-disciplinary
team. Ability to write scientific reports, code documentation and articles.
Expert knowledge of C++, familiar with MPI and concepts of efficient
parallel computing and ability to work with complex codes. Ability to
travel nationally and internationally. Ability to work at a computer
keyboard for extended periods of time.

Job Location
Boulder, CO, US.

Position Type

Appointment Type
Term Full-Time (T1)


In current open position (scientific) 9230:

or directly with:


From: Robert Bekes <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:49:17 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position in the Math/CS Dept. at Santa Clara University

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University
( invites applications from candidates with expertise in
scientific computation or statistics and interest in mathematical biology,
computational physics or chemistry, or environmental science. Tenure track
Assistant Professor position available starting in September 2010. Ph.D. or
equivalent required. This position is contingent on available funding.
Undergraduate teaching only. [Teaching load is 7 courses on a quarter system
(a course release is usually given for active research).] Santa Clara
University, located in California’s “Silicon Valley,” is a Jesuit, Catholic
institution, emphasizing education in the liberal arts and sciences and an
AA/EEO employer. Application deadline is January 20, 2010. Search committee
members will be available to meet with potential applicants at the January
2010 Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Francisco. For more information
regarding application submissions, see
Applications may be emailed to the department chair, Dennis C. Smolarski,
S.J. at


From: "B. Tomas Johansson" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:55:50 -0400
Subject: Lecturer post in Applied Mathematics, University of Birmingham, UK

Lecturer Applied Mathematics

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 Applied Mathematics. To
design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study within Mathematics
in line with the School's teaching strategy. To undertake and deliver research
programmes in line with the research strategy of the School of Mathematics and
the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
The successful candidate will have PhD in an area of Applied Mathematics and a
strong research track record in applied analysis, computational mathematics or
fluid mechanics, or a related area, and a genuine commitment to teaching,
along with excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, see

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor David Needham (tel. + 44 121
414 6593, email or Professor Stephen Decent (tel. + 44
121 414 7566, email


From: Dan Stefanica <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:39:08 -0400
Subject: Open position in Financial Engineering at Baruch College, CUNY

Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Mathematics

Location/Department: Baruch College, City University of New York
Department: Department of Mathematics, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Position Detail: Tenure Track; Appointment Beginning Fall 2010

Compensation: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and

Web Sites:

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for an anticipated tenure
track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank.
In addition to strong undergraduate teaching skills, the applicant is expected
to participate in the department’s Master’s Program in Financial Engineering.

A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or related field is required,
along with a demonstrated commitment to research. Rank depends upon
qualifications. First priority will be given to applicants whose research area
is in financial mathematics. We will also consider applicants whose research
is in one or more of the following areas: numerical analysis, probability, or
partial differential equations.

Baruch College is one of the City University of New York's senior colleges,
housing the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and
Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. It has approximately 15,000
undergraduate and graduate students in its three schools.

Please send an AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of
reference, at most two reprints/preprints, and short statements describing
approach to teaching and research plans to:

Search Committee: Assistant/Associate/Full
Professor - Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Baruch College - City University of New York
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B6-230
New York, NY 10010

The City University of New York An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/Immigration Reform and Control Act/ Americans with Disabilities Act


From: Endre Suli <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 13:05:48 -0400
Subject: University Lecturership in the Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs at Oxford

University Lecturership in the Analysis of
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

University of Oxford

The Mathematical Institute proposes to appoint a University
Lecturer in The Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential
Equations, with effect from 1 January 2010 or at an agreed
date thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed
to a tutorial fellowship at Lincoln College, under arrangements
described in the further particulars. The salary will be on
a scale up to 56,917 UK pounds per annum.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D.
in Mathematics or a related discipline and a record in
demonstrating a high standard of research ability in analysis
and its applications to nonlinear partial differential equations.
The appointee will also be expected to have the ability to teach
effectively over a wide range of topics in the undergraduate
mathematics syllabus at Oxford, not exclusively in the area of
his or her research expertise, and including most topics in
pure mathematics in the syllabus of the first and second year
undergraduate mathematics course.

Further particulars, containing details of the application
procedure and of the duties, may be obtained from:

Administrative Assistant (Vacancies),
The Mathematical Institute,
24-29 St Giles,
Oxford OX1 3LB,


or by visiting

Further particulars are available from

The closing date for applications is (noon UK time) on

30 October 2009.

Please quote the reference number: BK/09/020.

University of Oxford:
Committed to equality and valuing diversity.


From: Scott MacLachlan <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:17:12 -0400
Subject: Term-Limited Faculty Position at Tufts University

Applications are invited for a term-limited Assistant Professorship to
begin September 1, 2010. The initial contract will be for one year,
renewable for an additional two years. A Ph. D. in Mathematics or a
closely related field, evidence of strong teaching, and promise of
strong research are required, with a research focus in computational
methods for nonlinear inverse problems. The teaching load will be two
courses per semester.

The successful candidate will be expected to join current
interdisciplinary research efforts focused on developing efficient and
accurate mathematical and computational tools for solving large-scale
nonlinear inverse problems, such as those that arise in biomedical and
geophysical applications. Candidates with a background in
computational PDEs are especially encouraged to apply, but candidates
with experience in other areas related to nonlinear inverse problems
will also be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement and teaching statement, which should all be submitted
through In addition, applicants should arrange for
three letters of recommendation to be submitted through If a recommender cannot submit online, we will
accept signed PDF attachments sent to, or
paper letters mailed to CIP Search Committee Chair, Department of
Mathematics, Bromfield-Pearson Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA
02155. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 15, 2009 and will
continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to
increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented
groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


From: Carsten Trinitis <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 08:23:01 -0400
Subject: Job Vacancy: Experienced Researcher CAD/Optimization

Technische Universität München is launching an EU Marie Curie project in
cooperation with ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland and two European
university partners. The main subject of the project is the simulation and
optimization of industrial devices. We are looking for a creative individual
to join our project team and work together with us in this challenging
multidisciplinary and multinational project. The position will be granted for
a period of one year.

As a CAD specialist within the interdisciplinary project, you are responsible
for the integration of the optimization system's components and the CAD
system. Within this context, state of the art parametric optimization
algorithms need to be investigated with regard to optimization of ABB's
industrial devices. Within the project, you cooperate closely with ABB's
corporate research center in Baden/Switzerland as well as with our academic
partners in Graz/Austria and Cambridge/UK.

Start date: October/November 2009
Status: Full time

For further information see:

Please send applications in electronic form to:

Carsten Trinitis, Senior Scientist
Technische Universität München
Insitut für Informatik


From: Thomas Wihler <>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 04:22:37 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position at the University of Bern, Switzerland

The Mathematics Institute ( at the University of
Bern is inviting applications for a one year's postdoc position in the
area of numerical analysis and computing for partial differential

Applicants should have recently completed their PhD. Particular
consideration will be given to candidates with a strong analytical and
computational background in finite element methods and preconditioning
of corresponding linear systems. German language skills are not
required, however, candidates should have good communication skills in
English, both oral and in writing. Salary will be around CHF 80.000
(approximately 50.000 Euro). The starting date is flexible.

Applications should include a current CV, a brief summary of research
achievements including a list of publications, and names of two
references. All documents must be received by January 1,
2010. Electronic submissions to wihler(_@_) are welcome.


From: Peter Bastian <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 05:10:55 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position in Numerical Simulation at Heidelberg University

Herewith, I would like to draw your attention to the following open
post-doctoral position in the research project "Numerical Methods for the
accurate and efficient simulation of multiphase multicomponent flow in the
capillary fringe".

Capillary fringes are highly dynamic zones at the interface between the
water-saturated aquifer and vadose zone, where steep biogeochemical gradients
and thus highly variable bioactivities are expected. Since the accessibility
of capillary fringes in the field is very limited, precise in-situ data on
gradients or activities are not yet available.

The task of the post-doctoral researcher is to develop a mathematical model of
the complex processes in the capillary fringe including flow of two immiscible
phases, transport of components, phase exchange, (bio-)chemical reactions, air
entrapment, hysteresis and to implement this model in a parallel
high-performance computing environment (

The project is part of the Research Unit DFG 831 (FOR 831) "Dynamic capillary
fringes – A multi-disciplinary Approach" funded by Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft. Besides the Parallel Computing group at the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of the University of
Heidelberg, Germany, this research unit involves experimental groups at the
Universities in Karlsruhe, Tübingen and Heidelberg.

We seek an individual with a strong background in modeling of flow and
transport in porous media and computational science who is interested to work
in an interdisciplinary group. Programming skills in C++ are mandatory. The
post-doctoral researcher will work in Heidelberg and interact regularly with
the groups in Karlsruhe and Tübingen. The position is available for two years
on salary level TV-L 13. Starting date could be as early as October 1st, 2009.

For more information, please mail Prof. Dr. Peter Bastian, or Dr. Olaf Ippisch,

Applications, with CV, can be sent to


From: Ronald Boisvert <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:54:54 -0400
Subject: New ARRA Funded Postdoctoral Appointments at NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has
received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
(ARRA) enabling it to hire a significant number of additional
postdoctoral associates during the coming year for research in
its labs in Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder, CO. Terms of
appointment are two years and must begin within 12 months of
selection. The program is competitive, with the application and
review process managed by the US National Research Council (NRC).
Among the topic areas of interest are image analysis, dynamical
systems, combinatorial and discrete algorithms, applied
optimization & control, special functions, scientific data mining,
immersive visualization, and parallel & distributed computing,
as well as modeling and analysis in fluid dynamics, electromagnetics,
materials science, computational biology, network science, and
quantum information. For details see

Applications must be submitted directly to the NRC; the deadline for
applications for the next competition is November 1, 2009. (Future
competitions will be held with deadlines of February 1, and May 1,
2010.) The NRC program at NIST is restricted to US citizens.


From: Gwendolyn McKeller <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:40:01 -0400
Subject: John Von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Sandia is one of the country's largest research facilities employing nearly
8,100 people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore,
California. Sandia maintains research programs in a variety of areas such as
computational and discrete mathematics, computational physics and
engineering, systems software and tools. Sandia is a world leader in large-
scale parallel computer systems, algorithms, software and applications, and
provides a collaborative and highly multidisciplinary environment for solving
computational problems at extreme scales. Sandia has a state-of-the-art
parallel-computing environment consisting of advanced architectures being
developed under the Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale and numerous
large-scale clusters and visualization servers, including the new 160-TFlop
Red Sky cluster. For more details about the John von Neumann Fellowship,
visit our website at

Job Description
The Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center and the
Computer Sciences and Information Systems Center at Sandia National
Laboratories invite outstanding candidates to apply for the 2010 John von
Neumann Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious
fellowship is supported by the Applied Mathematics Research Program at the
U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing
Research. The fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for innovative
research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced
computing architectures with application to a broad range of science and
engineering problems of national importance. This appointment is for a
period of one year, with a possible renewal for a second year, and includes a
highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel

Required / Desired Criteria
1) Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. degree in
applied/computational mathematics or related computational science and
computational engineering disciplines with a record of academic excellence.
Preferred: 3.5 GPA or higher.
2) Applications must have less then three years post-doctoral experience.
3) Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills appropriate for
participating in multi-disciplinary teams of mathematicians, engineers,
physical scientists, and computer scientists.
4) Applicants must have demonstrated research experience in your field of
expertise as evidenced by presentations, technical publications, released
software, and/or work with applications.

Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. U.S.
Citizenship Normally Required

Please apply online at, click
Search for Openings, and reference Job Requisition Number: 63433


From: CorneliaBhnstedt <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 02:25:26 -0400
Subject: PhD fellowship: Pharmacometrics & Computational Disease Model

The PharMetrX Graduate Research Training Program: Pharmacometrics &
Computational Disease Modelling is an interdisciplinary PhD program bridging
pharmacy and mathematics. PharMetrX offers its graduate students a unique
opportunity to experience research in drug development and optimising drug
therapy jointly within academia and industry.

The PhD program is designed as a 3-year research program including a
structured research training curriculum of advanced academic and industrial
modules and a competitive research fellowship.

We are currently inviting applications to start the PharMetrX PhD program in
March 2010. Deadline for applications: October 25th, 2009. For details see

PharMetrX is a joint program of the Martin-Luther-Universitaet
Halle-Wittenberg (pharmacy) and the Freie Universitaet Berlin (mathematics),
supported by six research-driven pharmaceutical companies.
Charlotte Kloft & Wilhelm Huisinga
(PharMetrX steering board)


From: "Firat Tekiner" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 09:13:40 +0100
Subject: PhD Studentship in Supercomputing and Data Mining

PhD Studentship - Supercomputing and Data Mining

Reference No RS/08/24

Studentship of £13,290 (current rate for 2009/10) [Tax Free] p.a. for 3
years plus tuition fees (at EU/Home rate) is available immediately.

Applications are invited for a full-time studentship available in the
School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences in the Faculty of
Science and Technology. The studentship is tenable for 3 years for the
MPhil/PhD (subject to satisfactory progress). The studentship will cover
the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates plus a tax free stipend
(currently £13290 for 2009/10) per annum. International applicants may
apply but will be required to pay the difference between UK/EU and
international fees. The successful applicant is expected to start on 1st
January 2010.

Across many applications, there is increasing utilisation of data mining
algorithms to extract previously unknown knowledge from large datasets
using Artificial Intelligence. Underpinning aspects of these algorithms
include that they involve search space traversal and are relatively
small and repeated frequently. Thus they are ideal for implementation on
high performance accelerators and massively parallel machines. The
project will investigate the area of parallel search and its application
within a number of data mining approaches and application spaces. High
Performance Computing (HPC) architectures and the new HPC technologies
(GPGPU, IBM Cell (PS3), etc.) will be utilised.

Applicants should be highly motivated and have a good degree in Computer
Science or a cognate discipline (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
or Chemistry) or a Bachelor degree with equivalent research or industry
working experience. Previous research experience is an advantage, but
not necessary. The successful applicant should have a good programming
background (ideally in C/C++ programming). Parallel computing expertise
is an advantage but not necessary as the successful candidate will be
encouraged to attend to the relevant training available to UK

Informal queries about the project may be directed to Dr Firat Tekiner
(+44 1772 893280, or email ). For more information

Application should include a CV and a letter of intent. Requests for an
application pack (quoting the reference number RS/08/24) should be
directed to the Graduate Research Office. Tel +44 (0)1772 895082 or
e-mail .

Closing Date for Applications to the Graduate Research Office:
22nd of October 2009


From: Karin Sigloch <>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 03:41:47 -0400
Subject: PhD, Computational Seismology and Geodynamics, LMU Munich

The Geophysics section of the Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in
Munich ( is seeking
applications for a Ph.D. project in global seismology and
geodynamics. The main goal is to adapt novel numerical
technologies to global wave propagation problems and use
them to simulate and invert waves through 3-D mantle models
and understand their seismic signature. Munich Earth Sciences
is running the graduate school THESIS (thesis.geophysik.uni- and is coordinating several large geo-science
projects (e.g., SAMPLE,; QUEST, The Geophysics section is also involved in
the Munich Centre for Advanced Computing (,
has access to the Munich supercomputer centre (
and runs its own Linux cluster. We seek applications from
enthusiastic young scientists from fields such as Earth science,
meteorology, physics, computational science, and mathematics.
Strong interest and/or experience in high-performance
computing is essential. The project will be supervised by Profs.
Igel and Bunge. We seek to review candidates in Mid October
and therefore invite applications by October 10, 2009. However,
applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applications
should be sent via email to with CV, letter
of intent, and list of two referees.


From: Peter Bastian <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 05:09:48 -0400
Subject: PhD position in Numerical Simulation at Heidelberg University

Herewith, I would like to draw your attention to the following open PhD position
in the research project "Large-scale numerical simulation of processes during
CO_2 storage in geologic formations".

As an intermediate means of reducing anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions,
carbon capture and storage is a recently discussed new technology aimed at
allowing an ongoing use of fossil fuels while preventing the produced CO_2 to
be released to the atmosphere. Questions to be answered by modeling and
simulation include migration and dissolution of the injected CO_2, movement of
the resident saline water, chemical reactions of CO_2 with the rock matrix and
dissolved minerals as well as deformation of the rock matrix due to the

Building on an already existing simulator, the aim is to focus in this project
on mechanical properties of the reservoir as well as on the interaction of
geochemical reactions, multiphase multicomponent transport and alteration of
rock properties. The task of the PhD student is to develop adaptive mesh
refinement techniques for multiphase multicomponent reactive flow and to
implement them in a parallel high-performance computing environment
( in order to allow the simulator to handle large spatial
and temporal scales.

The project is a cooperation between the Parallel Computing group at the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of the University of
Heidelberg, Germany, and the Department of Hydromechanics and
Modelling of Hydrosystems at the University of Stuttgart.

We seek an individual with a strong background in applied mathematics and
computational science who is interested to work in an interdisciplinary group.
Programming skills in C++ are mandatory. The PhD student will work in
Heidelberg and interact regularly with the group in Stuttgart. The position is
granted for three years on salary level TV-L 13. Starting date could be as
early as October 1st, 2009.

For more information, please mail Prof. Dr. Peter Bastian, or Dr. Olaf Ippisch,

Applications, with CV, can be sent to

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