NA Digest Monday, October 12, 2009 Volume 09 : Issue 41

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 20:18:20 -0400
Subject: Nominations due October 15 for 2010 SIAM Prizes


We invite your nominations for the following SIAM prizes. These prizes will
be awarded at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting. They currently have open calls
posted at

Awarded every 4 years for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical
characterization or development of mathematical methods in the solution of a
challenging problem in the physical or biological sciences or in engineering.

Awarded every 2 years to a junior scientist who has done outstanding
research in applied mathematics. The award is based on the doctoral

To be awarded in 2010 for a notable contribution in an area of interest to
George Polya, as listed in the call.

Awarded annually for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly
defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The recipient
will present a lecture.

Please address any inquiries to J. M. Littleton at +1-215-382-9800 ext. 303
or at Calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can be
found at


From: Jon Lee <>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 08:41:23 -0400
Subject: CMU-IBM Cyberinfrastructure Collaborative site for MINLP

We want to welcome you the CMU-IBM Cyberinfrastructure Collaborative
site for MINLP:

and invite you to contribute to a unique library of MINLP optimization
problems. This site has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Grant

The major goal of this site is to create a library of optimization problems
in different application areas in which one or several alternative models
are presented with their derivation. In addition, each model has one or
several instances that can serve to test various algorithms. While we are
emphasizing MINLP models, you may also wish to submit MILP and NLP
models that are relevant to problems that can be formulated as MINLP
problems. The site is intended to provide a mechanism for researchers
and users to contribute towards the creation of this library of optimization
problems, and to provide a forum of discussion for algorithm developers
and application users where alternative formulations can be discussed as
well as performance and comparison of algorithms. The site also provides
extensive information on various resources, meetings and bibliography.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please send them to:

We very much look forward to your participation.

Ignacio Grossmann and Jon Lee, Co-chairs
Committee Members: Pietro Belotti, Larry Biegler, Pedro Castro, Francois Margot,
Juan Ruiz, Nick Sahinidis, Andreas Waechter


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 06:22:59 -0400
Subject: UFgui Java interface to the UF Sparse Matrix Collection

The UF Sparse Matrix Collection now includes a simple yet powerful GUI
interface, UFgui. The program acts as a matrix browser, with images and a
searchable/sortable table of the matrices. Its search interface allows you
to create simple or complex search criteria (such as "give me a list of all
computational fluid dynamics problems that are real, square, with at least
10,000 rows and 100,042 nonzeros, and have a nonzero pattern that is at
least 83% symmetric, and then download them in order of increasing size
and/or export the list to a spreadsheet"). As new matrices are added to
the collection, UFgui will automatically update itself with the new index.
You can find the code here, precompiled and ready to run on any platform
(the latest Java JRE 1.6.0 required):

Feedback and request for new features will be warmly welcomed.

(Sorry, no poetry here, but astute NA Digest readers will recognize the
default matrix icon for UFgui as the one highlighted in "Horror Matrices," ) whose nonzero pattern
looks surprising like the Jabberwocky. You can see the same matrix with the
MATLAB command load west0479 ; spy(west0479) ).


From: Sigal Gottlieb <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:07:16 -0400
Subject: Advances in Sci Comp: In memory of D. Gottlieb, Providence, Dec 2009

Second Announcement
International Conference on Advances in Scientific Computing
December 6-8, 2009
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

The International Conference on Advances in Scientific Computing
will be held at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA,
on December 6-8, 2009, to honor the memory of Professor David
Gottlieb, to review recent advances and to explore exciting new
directions in scientific computing and related numerical solution
of partial differential equations and mathematical modeling for
time dependent problems and its applications. The conference will
emphasize the crucial role of significant mathematics in the design
of advanced algorithms applicable to real world problems.

The conference will consist of invited talks by

* Saul Abarbanel, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
* Tom Banks, North Carolina State University
* Marsha Berger, Courant Institute
* Wei Cai, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
* Claudio Canuto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
* Mark Carpenter, NASA Langley Research Center
* Wai Sun Don, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
* Paul Fischer, Argonne National Laboratory
* Daniele Funaro, Universita di Modena, Italy
* Anne Gelb, Arizona State University
* Bertil Gustafsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
* Antony Jameson, Stanford University
* Smadar Karni, University of Michigan
* George Karniadakis, Brown University
* Peter Lax, Courant Institute
* Yvon Maday, University of Paris 6, France
* Stanley Osher, University of California at Los Angeles
* Alfio Quarteroni, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
* Manny Salas, NASA Langley Research Center
* James Sethian, University of California at Berkeley
* Joseph Shang, Wright State University
* John Strain, University of California at Berkeley
* Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland
* Roger Temam, Indiana University
* Eli Turkel, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
* Bram van Leer, University of Michigan

There will also be a contributed poster session. To submit a poster,
please send the title and abstract to Ms. Janice Damico,
damico AT no later than November 20, 2009.

There is a registration fee to cover the expense of coffee-breaks,
conference material, and the conference dinner.
Early pre-registration (before November 20, 2009): $150
Late/onsite registration (after November 20, 2009): $300
Student pre-registration (conference dinner excluded): $50
Pre-registration is required to obtain the low rates but payment can
be completed at the conference checkin

Some travel support is available for young participants who are Ph.D.
students or recent Ph.D. recipients. To apply, see

Inquiries can be made to the conference coordinator:
Janice Damico, Brown University, damico AT

or to the conference organizers:
Sigal Gottlieb, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, sgottlieb AT
Jan Hesthaven, Brown University, jansh AT
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University, shu AT


From: Enrique Fernandez-Cara <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 19:05:25 -0400
Subject: Course on Approx, Optimization, and Modeling, Spain, Mar-May 2010

Dear colleagues,

This is an announcement of the post-graduate intensive school
Doc-Course-IMUS on

"Constructive Approximation, Optimization and Mathematical Modeling",

to be held in Sevilla, Spain, from March 1 to May 28, 2010. This
Doc-Course has been proposed as an activity of IMUS (the Institute of
Mathematics of the University of Sevilla) and is sponsored by the
INGENIO-CONSOLIDER program through i-math.

Please, find all related information in

There will be 20 grants for covering accommodation and board.

Important dates:

- October 30, 2009: deadline for registration.
- November 6, 2009: publication of the provisional list of accepted students.
- December 8, 2009: deadline for the payment of registration fee.
- December 15, 2009: publication of the definitive list of accepted students.
- March 1, 2010: Begining of the Doc-Course.
- May 28, 2010: End of the Doc-Course.

The Secretary of the IMUS will be in charge of all administrative
procedures (phone: +34954556248, fax: +34954556247, E-mail: For additional information, you can also contact
us, preferably by E-mail.

The organizers,

A. Duran-Guardeño (
E. Fernandez-Cara (


From: "Weideman, JAC <>" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 16:50:09 +0200
Subject: South African Symp on Numerical and Applied Mathematics, Mar 2010

The 34th South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics
(SANUM 2010) will be held at the University of Stellenbosch on 15, 16 and
17 March 2010.

Stellenbosch is an historic town set amid mountains in the winelands
near Cape Town.

Invitations to present plenary talks accepted at the time of writing:

Uri Ascher (University of British Columbia)
Peter Clarkson (University of Kent)
Rob Corless (University of Western Ontario)
Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and CERFACS)
Peter Markowich (Cambridge University)

More details are available on the conference web page:


From: "Bischof, Christian" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 16:10:09 +0200
Subject: Automated Program Generation at ICCS2010, Amsterdam, May 2010

Workshop on Automated Program Generation for Computational Science

at International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2010)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 31 - June 02, 2010

The development of correct and efficient software is one of the main
bottlenecks in turning new concepts for modeling and numerics into reality.
While the power of computers has exploded over the last decades, programming
productivity in computational science has grown only slowly. Automated
software generation, while not a general solution, is a promising approach
in certain application areas such as automatic differentiation, automatic
parallel software generation for computational kernels, and higher-level
programming abstractions for domains such as partial differential equations.
This approach makes use of a variety of computational science techniques
(e.g., application domain specific compilers/interpreters, mark-up
languages, operator overloading) to transform one, perhaps high level,
problem statement to correct and efficient software required to address a
related issue. The goal of this workshop is to bring together developers and
users of such tools to illustrate the state of the art and advance potential
areas of common interest.

Full papers (at most 10 pages) are due January 8, 2010, authors are notified
of acceptance by Febuary 15, 2010, and camera ready papers are due by March
1, 2010. See the web page for formatting and submission details.

In case of questions, contact Chris Bischof (
Please prefix your subject line with "ICCS2010".


From: Mahmut Ali Gokce <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:10:01 -0400
Subject: Mini EURO Conf on Optimization in Finance, Turkey, Jun 2010

Welcome to XXIV Mini EURO Conference
“Continuous Optimization and Information-Based Technologies
in the Financial Sector” 24th MEC-EurOPT-2010, June 23-26, 2010,
Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

Main topics are:
* Computational Finance,
* Continuous Optimization and Control, and
* Information-Based Technologies.
- A special issue of “Journal of Global Optimization”: Global Optim. & Appl.
- A Special Issue of “Optimization”: Advances in Cont. Optim. with Fin.
- A Special Issue of “TOR - Transactions on Operational Research”,
- Conference Proceedings Book.
Invited Speakers:
* Ralph Tyrell Rockafellar, University of Washington, USA.
* Roger J-B Wets, Mathematics, University of California, Davis, USA.
* Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, USA.
* Juan Enrique Martinez Legaz, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
* Ulrich Horst, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.
* Suleyman Ozekici, Koc University, Turkey.
* Deadline for abstract submission: January 18, 2010.
* Deadline for paper submission: February 26, 2010.
* Deadline for early registration: April 12, 2010.
Programme Committee Chair: Roger Wets, University of California at Davis, USA.
Organizing Committee Chair: Cemali Dincer, Izmir Univ. of Econ. Turkey
Co-Chair: Refail Kasimbeyli, Izmir Univ. of Econ, Turkey
Co-Chair: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Middle East Tech. Univ, Turkey


From: Natalia Kolkovska <>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 03:20:21 -0400
Subject: Intl Conf Numerical Methods and Applications, Bulgaria, Aug 2010

The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is
pleased to announce
the Seventh International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications
(NM&A'10), August 20 - 24, 2010, Borovets, Bulgaria.

Main topics of interest:
* Numerical methods for differential and integral equations;
* Approximation techniques in numerical analysis;
* Numerical linear algebra;
* Hierarchical and domain decomposition methods;
* Parallel algorithms;
* Monte Carlo methods;
* Computational mechanics;
* Computational physics, chemistry and biology;
* Engineering applications.

Invited Lecturers (having accepted the invitation so far):
* Miloslav Feistauer (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic);
* Alexei Goolin ( Moscow State University, Russia);
* Jean-Luc Guermond (Texas A&M University, Texas, USA);
* Karl Sabelfeld (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastic,
Berlin, Germany);
* Joachim Schoeberl (RWTH Aachen University, Germany);
* Blagovest Sendov (Institute for Parallel Processing, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria);
* Vidar Thomee (University of Technology, Goeteborg, Sweden);
* Petr Vabishchevich (Institute of Mathematical Modelling, RAS, Moscow, Russia).

More details about NM&A'10 can be found at:


From: "Robert H. Storer" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:47:54 -0400
Subject: Two faculty positinos at Lehigh University

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Lehigh University

The department invites applications for two faculty positions, one
tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level and one at the level of Full or
Associate Professor. We welcome applications from individuals with strong
backgrounds in any ISE-relevant discipline, including industrial engineering,
operations research, systems engineering, and computer science. Candidates
for the junior position with strength in large-scale optimization that
utilizes high-performance computing and/or expertise in energy, healthcare,
bioinformatics, or similar application areas are especially encouraged to
apply. Candidates for the senior position with strengths in healthcare,
bioinformatics, bioengineering or similar application areas are especially
encouraged to apply. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to
undergraduate and graduate education, conduct an active research program with
strong external support, and be willing to explore interdisciplinary research
opportunities within the college and university.

The department is undergoing significant growth in various areas of operations
research and computing. Current research thrusts include (1) optimization, (2)
high-performance computing, (3) supply chain management, (3) manufacturing,
production, and logistics, (4) financial engineering, and (5) stochastic
processes. Recent hires at the junior level have joined the Department in
these and related areas with specializations in computational optimization,
parallel and grid computing, robust optimization, financial engineering, and
supply chain analysis.

Established in 1926, the ISE Department currently has 17 full-time faculty
members, 150 undergraduate and 130 graduate students, 40 of whom are Ph.D.
students. We offer comprehensive research and education programs at the B.S.,
M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The ISE faculty maintains an outstanding international
reputation in a variety of research areas. Active research topics include
discrete optimization, nonlinear optimization, interior point methods, conic
linear optimization, high performance computing, financial engineering, and a
variety of topics in logistics and supply chain analysis.
The Department maintains excellent computational and laboratory facilities,
including a 96-processor parallel computing cluster and other associated
computing facilities housed at the Laboratory for Computational Optimization
Research. The department is also linked to powerful central facilities
dedicated to high performance computing through a campus-wide computational
grid. Annual research expenditures exceed $3 million. The Department has
extensive interdisciplinary ties with the business school through the Center
for Value Chain Research, and with the finance and mathematics departments
through the Analytical Finance program.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2009 and will continue until the
position is filled. Please visit our department web site
and follow the application submission link. The application should include a
cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum
vita, names and addresses of at least three references, and representative
research paper(s). Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Ted Ralphs, Search
Committee Chair,

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
provides equal opportunity on the basis of merit without discrimination
because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age,
handicap, gender, sexual orientation, or union membership.


From: Ron Morgan <>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 16:21:01 -0400
Subject: Tenure track and Postdoc positions at Baylor University

The Department of Mathematics at Baylor University invites applications for
both a postdoctoral position and a tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level (and possibly Associate Professor), starting in August 2010.
For the tenure-track position, special consideration will be given to
applicants with research interests in areas of applied mathematics, in
particular, numerical linear algebra, applied partial differential
equations, control theory, computational mathematics, and optimization
theory although exceptional scholars in any area of specialization are
encouraged to apply. Please submit all application materials through via the URL To ensure full
consideration, an application should be received by November 15, 2009, but
applications may be accepted past then. Baylor University is affiliated
with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women,
veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply


From: Chandrika Kamath <>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:11:51 -0400
Subject: Post-doc position in data stream mining at LLNL

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing at the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to perform advanced
research and development in the area of scientific data mining, specifically
analysis of streaming data.

Essential duties include
- Conduct independent research and development in one or more areas of
computer science of interest to CASC, such as: signal processing, machine
learning; data mining, and statistics.
- Document research and development progress via technical reports, journal
publications, and conference presentations.
- Develop software to evaluate novel computational techniques.
- Interact with scientists from DOE programs to help address their
computational needs.

Essential skills, knowledge, and abilities include
- Recent Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
- Research experience in signal processing, data mining, statistics, or a
related field.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research and to develop
implementations to evaluate the results.
- Advanced programming skills in C++ and Python.
- Experience with statistical techniques and data analysis methods.
- Experience implementing and evaluating novel computational techniques and
publishing the results.

For more details and to apply, please see Job # 008650 at


From: "Yilmaz, Ali E" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 21:15:47 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Computational Bioelectromagnetics, UT-Austin

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the
University of Texas at Austin has a post-doctoral research fellowship
position immediately available in the area of high performance
scientific computation as applied to bioelectromagnetics (BIOEM). The
project goal is to develop efficient BIOEM algorithms and solvers on
petascale computers for high-resolution simulations of wireless
devices near the human body.

The applicant must have research experience in computational
electromagnetics, high performance computing, and numerical techniques
in general. The successful applicant is expected to have significant
programming experience with Fortran, C, MPI, and/or OpenMP, working
knowledge of Linux/Unix, and familiarity with iterative and direct
solvers, high-order methods, boundary- and finite-element methods, and
fast and parallel algorithms.

Appointments are for up to 3 years. Competitive salary and
compensation package is offered. To apply, please send a CV to Dr. Ali
Yilmaz (


From: Frederic Nataf <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:36:23 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position available at Laboratoire J.L. Lions (Univ Paris VI)

Title: Parallel linear solvers for large sparse systems
Fellowship supervisor: Frederic Nataf
City: Paris

A post-doc position is open in the Laboratoire J.L. Lions, University
Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France. We are looking for candidates at
post-doc level with interest, motivation and background in scientific
computing. Experience in high performance computing and mathematics (with
publications) is required.

The candidate will be funded by the French agency ANR..

The candidate will have to work on the study and parallel implementation on
large parallel computing platforms of hybrid solvers for the solution of large
sparse linear systems.

The candidate must have a PhD degree from a recognized university in
engineering, computer sciences or applied mathematics. Previous experience on
parallel linear algebra and computational skills in C++ will be an asset.

Applications should comprise a letter of motivation, a CV plus the names and
contact information of two individuals who have agreed to send letters of

A successful candidate should start at the beginning of year 2010.

Please send your application by email to :


From: Christoph Ortner <>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:49:24 +0100
Subject: Postdoc Position at University of Oxford

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position to work
on the development and analysis of coupled atomistic/continuum models
of solids. The position will be based at the Oxford Centre for
Nonlinear PDE (OxPDE) in the Mathematical Institute. The start date is
1 January 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The project is
funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Applicants should have a PhD degree (awarded or submitted at the time
of taking up the position) in mathematics or a related discipline with
a strong background in numerical analysis or scientific
computing. Experience in multiscale modelling and/or solid mechanics
is desirable.

The closing date for applications in 6 November 2009.

Further particulars may be obtained from


From: "Epenoy Richard" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 14:39:54 +0200
Subject: Postdoc in optimal control and space mechanics, France

Postdoc position in optimal control and space mechanics at CNES
Toulouse, France

A one year (renewable once) PostDoc position will be available from
(earliest) September 2010 at the French space agency (Centre National
d’Etudes Spatiales) in Toulouse, France. The remuneration is 2172 ˆ
(January 2008 values) per month before taxes.

Subject: The candidate will contribute to the development of a novel
strategy for collision avoidance during the close rendezvous of two
space vehicles by using optimal control techniques.

Requirements: The candidate should hold a PhD in applied mathematics
and should have an excellent background in optimal control,
mathematical programming and their numerics. Knowledge on space
mechanics will also be appreciated.

Working language: French.

Application: The application, containing the candidate's cv and a
description of his/her research interests and achievements should be
sent (preferably by email) to

Dr. Richard Epenoy
18 avenue Edouard Belin
31401 Toulouse Cedex 9, France

Further enquiries should also be directed to the email address above.

The official application deadline is 31th of March 2010 but
applications can be sent straightaway. The successful candidates might
be selected for an interview process in spring and have to be
available for a start between September and December 2010.


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 09:12:58 -0400
Subject: Postdoc/Phd Positions at the Department of Mathematics, Reading, UK

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Reading, UK invites
interested candidates to apply for the following positions:

Postdoc 1: Two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow post in "Boundary
Integral Equation Methods for High Frequency Scattering Problems"
For more info see:
Postdoc 2: Three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow post in "Next
generation finite element methods for wave problems"
For more info see:

Applicants may apply for both positions simultaneously. Application
deadline for both positions is 23/10/2009.

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

The Department has PhD studentships in the following areas, providing
full funding to any EU candidates:
1.) Advanced numerical techniques for characterising obstructions in
sewer pipes. Supervisor: Prof Simon Chandler-Wilde
2.) Next generation finite element methods for wave problems.
Supervisor: Dr Timo Betcke
3.) Infinite dimensional truncated moment problems and the closure
problem for complex systems. Supervisor: Dr. Tobia Kuna

For more information see


From: Carlos Jerez-Hanckes <>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:09:42 -0400
Subject: Postdoc/PhD Position in Electromagnetic Scattering at SAM, ETH Zuerich

Subject: PhD/postdoctoral Position in Computational Electromagnetic Scattering,
Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zuerich

The Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zuerich
( offers a full position in the framework of a
project on "Preconditioned Boundary
Element Methods for Electromagnetic Scattering at Dielectric Objects". The
position is available for both PhD candidates of postdoctoral researchers,
depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

The position is temporary and limited to 3-4 years (PhD project) or 2-3 years
(postdoctoral position) after a three month period of probation. The holder
will be regular ETH research staff and receive a gross salary of roughly
* 66,000 Swiss Francs (about EUR 41.000) in the case of a PhD position
* CHF 80,000 (approximately EUR 50,000) in the case of a postdoctoral position.

For required skills and details of the application procedure see

Deadline: December 31, 2009 (position may be filled on a first come first
served basis)


From: Ida Tassens <>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:47:20 +0200
Subject: PhD and Postdoc Positions, KU Leuven

The research division SISTA (Signals, Identification, System Theory
and Automation) ( is one of the
largest research groups of the Department of Electrical Engineering
and of the University of Leuven, Belgium (

Our research activities drive on numerical linear algebra, system
identification and control, algorithms for numerical optimization and
machine learning (support vector machines) and signal processing.

We also have numerous applications in industrial process control,
biomedical signal processing, bio-informatics, health decision support
systems and telecommunications. We are looking for well motivated
researchers to start a 4 year PhD or for experienced postdocs to
pursue research activities in these fields and application areas.

On our website (, one can find a
description of more than 20 different specific research topics, in
which we have openings for PhDs and postdocs. We can offer a
competitive salary, a stimulating research environment, settled in the
nice historic city of Leuven and its surroundings
(, within a university
the origins of which go back to 1425.

Electronic applications, including a CV, a list of publications, names
of two possible references, and a brief description of your research
interests and motivation, should be submitted to


From: Robert van de Geijn <>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 10:32:54 -0500
Subject: Graduate Research Assistantships at UT-Austin

The FLAME project and related research projects have several open
positions for GRAs. The positions focus on high-performance dense
and/or iterative linear algebra algorithm and library development.
We encourage graduating undergraduates and masters students in these
topics to apply to the Department of Computer Science or the
Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM, formerly
CAM) program at UT-Austin. We will be happy to consider those who
meet the admissions standards of these programs for the open positions.

For information, contact Robert van de Geijn ( or
Victor Eijkhout (

Robert van de Geijn
Professor of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin


From: Michael Hanke <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 11:45:00 -0400
Subject: Erasmus Mundus Master Programme COSSE

"Computer Simulation for Science and Engineering" (COSSE) is a new Erasmus
Mundus Master's programme in the field of Computational Science and
Engineering jointly offered by four European universities:
- KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- Technical University of Berlin, Germany
- Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
- Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen, Germany.

Erasmus Mundus is an EU programme supporting university cooperation at the
master&#8217;s and doctoral levels. It aims to provide top-quality European
education to attract the best students from all over the world. The
programmes are offered by a group of partner universities and include studies
in at least two European countries.

Students enter at one of the universities for their first year of studies,
and continue to one of the other institutions in another country for the
second year, which concludes with a jointly supervised master&#8217;s thesis.
Graduates are awarded a double degree from two universities.

COSSE is generously supported by the European Union including a competitive
stipend programme.

The programme prepares its students for employment within the high-tech
industry, starting their own innovative businesses or continued studies
towards a PhD. In addition, the compulsory mobility of the programme enhances
the cultural awareness and adaptability of all its participants.

For up-to-date and more detailed information, please refer to

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