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From: Olof Widlund <>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:31:45 -0400
Subject: Celebrating Eugene Isaacson and Herbert Keller, Courant, Dec 2009

On Friday December 4, 2009 the Courant Institute will host

"A Day to Celebrate the Lives and Work of Eugene Issacson and Herbert Keller".

Former colleagues, students, and family will speak and the event will end with
a reception in the Courant Institute's 13th floor lounge.

Eugene Isaacson received his doctoral degree from our institute,
with Kurt-Otto Friedrichs, in 1949 and remained with us as a
faculty member and an active presence in his retirement.
Herbert Keller received his doctorate from our institute, working
with Wilhelm Magnus and Joseph Keller, in 1954. He was a member
of our faculty until the mid-sixties when he left for Pasadena and
Caltech where he spent the rest of his life and career. The
collaboration of the two resulted in a very wellknown textbook
"Analysis of Numerical Methods" published by Wiley in 1966.

Further information will be made available on the Courant Institute
website. URL:
Advice on hotel accomodation is also available at that site.

Please do not hesitate to contact Olof Widlund (,
who is organizing the event, for any questions or suggestions.

We would appreciate knowing in advance if you have a chance to attend.


From: Natalia Kopteva <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 07:12:28 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Problems with Layer Phenomena, Ireland, Jan 2010

8th Annual Workshop on Numerical Methods for Problems with Layer Phenomena

21-22 Jan 2010, University of Limerick, Ireland


A two day workshop is being organised by the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, in cooperation
with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry
(MACSI). The aim of the workshop is to bring together people, in the
mathematics and general scientific community, who have particular interests
in the development and applications of numerical methods for problems that
exhibit layer phenomena, such as boundary/interior layers in fluid flow and
other applications.


From: Dylan Copeland <>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 21:50:03 -0500
Subject: 2010 Interpore Conference and Annual Meeting, Texas A&M, Mar 2010

We are pleased to announce the 2010 Interpore Conference and Annual Meeting,
to be held at Texas A&M University, March 14-17. The goal of the conference is
to provide a forum for discussing the academic and industrial challenges of
porous media, as well as to foster collaboration among theoreticians, modelers
and experimentalists working in porous media research. The *International
Society for Porous Media* (InterPore) is a non-profit-making independent
scientific organization established in 2008. The general aim of the Society is
to advance and disseminate knowledge for the understanding, description, and
modeling of natural and industrial porous media systems (see for more information).

The conference will include keynote lectures, invited oral presentations, and
poster sessions. No parallel sessions are planned, and oral presentations are
by invitation only. The abstracts for poster session presentations are to be
sent to:

Keynote Speakers: Tom Hughes (UT Austin); Tom Russell (NSF); K. Rajagopal
(Texas A&M); J. Kuzan (ExxonMobil)

Organizing Committee: Yalchin Efendiev (Texas A&M, co-chair); Majid
Hassanzadeh (The Utrecht University); Rainer Helmig (University of Stuttgart);
Oleg Iliev (Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern); Mary Wheeler (UT Austin, co-chair)

Scientific Committee: Todd Arbogast (UT Austin); Goodarz Ahmadi (Clarkson
University); Lynn Bennethum (University of Colorado, Denver); Louis Durlofsky
(Stanford University); Magne Espedal (University of Bergen, Norway); Rudolf
Hilfer (Stuttgart University, Germany); Jim Glimm (SUNY Stony Brook); Massoud
Kaviany (University of Michigan); Seong Lee (Chevron); Knut-Andreas Lie
(SINTEF); Brent Lingquist (SUNY Stony Brook); Binayak Mohanty (Texas A&M);
Tinsley Oden (UT Austin); Dean Oliver (U. of Tulsa); Mattias Schmidt (Procter
& Gamble Service GmbH); Kambiz Vafai (University of California, Riverside);
X.H. Wu (ExxonMobil); Ivan Yotov (Pittsburgh); Junchao Xu (PennState)

Special Sessions: Pore-scale computational methods; Industrial porous
materials; Experimental determination of porous media and fluid properties;
Multiscale/multiphysics discretization, solvers, and coupling; Pore-scale
visualization; Bio and manufactured porous materials; Uncertainty
quantification and stochastic modeling.


From: Etienne Emmrich <>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:36:17 -0400
Subject: Spring School on Evolution Equations, TU Berlin, Mar/Apr 2009

We would like to draw your attention to the following spring school
that aims to bring together students and younger researchers in the
fields of analysis and numerical analysis of partial differential

2nd Spring School
Analytical and Numerical Aspects of Evolution Equations
March 28 - April 1, 2010 at TU Berlin

Organised by Etienne Emmrich (Bielefeld) and Petra Wittbold (Berlin)


* Boris Andreianov (Besancon): Finite volume schemes for nonlinear
diffusion problems and some mathematical tools for their analysis
* Eskil Hansen (Lund): Operator splitting for abstract evolution
* Sylvie Monniaux (Marseille): Maximal regularity and applications to
partial differential equations
* Francois Murat (Paris): tba
* Juan Luis Vazquez (Madrid): Recent advances in nonlinear diffusion

Participants may present their results in short communications or in a
poster session. Further information can be found at

We look forward to meeting you in Berlin.

Petra Wittbold
Etienne Emmrich


From: KristjnJnasson <>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 06:44:01 -0400
Subject: Para 2010: Parallel and Scientific Computing Conf. Iceland, Jun 2010

PARA 2010 will be hosted by the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences
of the University of Iceland, in Reykjavik on June 6-9, 2010. As for the last
two Para conferences the aim is to tackle "State of the Art in Scientific and
Parallel Computation".

THE TOPICS of the conference will include (but are not restricted to)
software, hardware, algorithms, tools, environments, as well as applications
of scientific and high performance computing.

THIS WILL BE THE 10TH PARA conference and it will uphold the traditions
built up with these. The conferences have all been held in the Nordic
countries, but with sizeable participation from other countries. As in
previous Para conferences the workshop sessions will consist of key lectures
as well as topical minisymposia and contributed papers in approximately 6 or
7 parallel streams. The list of minisymposia has not been finished yet.
Volunteers for organizing minisymposia are welcome. About 250 participants
are expected.

ABSTRACTS of invited and contributed talks will be handed out at the
conference. After the conference, original papers will be reviewed for
publication in conference proceedings, which as for earlier Para meetings
will be be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science

December 15: Last day to volunteer minisymposia topic
February 28: Last day to submit abstracts
March 20: Last day for notification of abstract acceptance
April 15: Registration deadline
June 6–9: Para 2010 in Reykjavík
September 1: Deadline for submission of papers for conference proceedings

Kristján Jónasson, Iceland, conference chair <>
Jack Dongarra, USA, honorary chair <>
Jerzy Wasniewski, Denmark, permanent chair <>



From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:11:57 -0400
Subject: SIAM Nonlinear Waves & Coherent Structures, Philadelphia, Aug 2010

SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NW10)
August 16-19, 2010
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Theoretical aspects of applied mathematical research on nonlinear waves and
coherent structures are relevant to subjects as diverse as general
relativity, high-energy particle and plasma physics, fluid and solid
mechanics, nonlinear electrical circuits, Bose-Einstein condensation,
nonlinear optics, random media, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, chemical
reactions, and biology. Remarkable agreement between theory and experiments
can be claimed in many of these fields.

The goals of NW10 are to provide a forum for the development of mathematical
methods and tools, to foster cross-fertilization among different fields of
application, and most crucially to enable communication between the
mathematicians who build the theory and the scientists who use it. The
conference program will consist of presentations on subjects ranging from
basic mathematical research to concrete applications.

February 1, 2010: Minisymposium proposals
March 1, 2010: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 16, 2010: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel
Award Applications

July 19, 2010

July 19, 2010


Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 18:11:00 +0800
Subject: Mathematics Positions at Shanghai Jiaotong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top universities in China, is
undertaking a major expansion aimed at becoming one of the world's leading
centers of scientific research. Building a first-rate Department of
Mathematics is an essential part of this
expansion. An ambitious faculty recruitment program, aimed at attracting
several dozens of faculty members at all levels, including both senior
academic leaders and promising young researchers, will be continued for
the next few years. Salary and start-up packages are competitive with the
peer institutions in China, and at the international
level in special cases.

Candidates will be considered at all ranks, and in all major fields of
modern applied and pure mathematics. Endowed Chair Professorships are
available to senior mathematicians with well-established academic
credentials. Other senior and junior professorships are open to
candidates with exceptional research records or potential.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including a list of
publications, summary of future research plans, and four letters of
reference. Application materials should preferably be electronically sent

They can also be mailed to

The Hiring Committee
Department of Mathematics
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai 200240, China.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue for the
next several years.


From: Steven Leon <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:13:10 -0400
Subject: Faculty position at UMass Dartmouth

Faculty position at UMass Dartmouth in Statistics / Applied Computational

The Mathematics Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor
position beginning September 1, 2010. Required qualifications are ABD in
mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics, Ph.D. is preferred. Ph.D.
must be completed by the beginning of the second year of the appointment,
September 1, 2011, for consideration for contract renewal. Preferred
qualifications are an active research program in statistics, computational and
applied mathematics, mathematical physics; research interests that complement
the existing research research activity in the department; demonstrated
teaching effectiveness in mathematics course at both the introductory and
advanced levels; qualifications and willingness to contribute to the
development of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in computational science;
demonstrated potential to secure external funding to support research.
Candidates applying for appointment at the Associate Professor level are
expected to have a well-established research program with a substantial record
of publications in quality peer-reviewed journals and a record of successful
competitive grant funding.

To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy,
description of research interests, and three letters of reference. An
official transcript confirming award of Ph.D. will also be required for
consideration for contract renewal (prior to September 1, 2011).

All application materials should be sent as ATTACHMENTS to email
communications (MS Word or pdf format) to: MTH2010@UMASSD.EDU. Completion of
the search is contingent on the availability of funding. Applications will be
reviewed beginning December 1, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.
For more information regarding the department see our website at UMass Dartmouth is an AA/EEO Employer.


From: Catalin Trenchea <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 13:54:05 -0400
Subject: Position at University of Pittsburgh

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 http:// 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: "Fred J. Hickernell" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:42:48 -0400
Subject: Tenure track position at Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL

The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT invites applications for one
early career tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August 2010. The
successful candidate must have earned a PhD degree, demonstrated the potential
for outstanding research and be dedicated to excellent teaching. We are
keenly interested in candidates with broad interests who will collaborate with
other colleagues in applied mathematics and related disciplines. Further
information about IIT and the Department of Applied Mathematics can be found

To apply, please submit the following through MathJobs ( a
cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and succinct teaching and research
statements. At least four confidential reference letters (one addressing
teaching effectiveness) should also be submitted through MathJobs. Questions
regarding this position may be addressed to Fred J. Hickernell, Chair,
Department of Applied Mathematics,, (312) 567-8983.

Applications will be reviewed starting mid-November, 2009, and on a continuing
basis until the position is filled. We especially encourage applications from
women and under-represented groups. IIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer.


From: Stefan Sauter <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 05:01:00 -0400
Subject: Lectureship in Applied Mathematics, University of Zurich

The Institute of Mathematics of the University of Zurich invites applications
for a position of a

Lectureship in Applied Mathematics

beginning February 1st, 2010 or later. This position is intended for young
scientists with a PhD degree. It is awarded for a period of three years, with
the possibility of an extension by another year.

The Institute offers a stimulating research environment and excellent working

The successful candidates will already have shown exceptional promise in
research in the broader area of applied mathematics. Women are particularly
encouraged to apply. (Due to some recent hirings in probability theory, this
field has reduced priority this time.)

Duties of lecturers include research and teaching. The moderate teaching load
leaves ample room for further professional development.

Please submit your online application ( with a curriculum
vitae, a list of publications, a description of ongoing research activities,
and at least two letters of recommendation, no later than November 15, 2009.
Late applications which are exceptionally strong will be considered until the
positions are filled.

Positions are subject to availability of resources and administrative
approval. For additional information see or contact Prof. Dr.
Stefan Sauter, Institut für Mathematik, Universität Zürich,
Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich or


From: Tae-wan Kim <>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:20:31 -0500
Subject: Research associate position in Modeling at SNU, Korea


Area: Modeling and Simulation

The Computer Aided Design and Information Technology Laboratory. Seoul
National University, Seoul, Korea has an immediate opening for a research
associate in the area of Modeling and Simulation under a National
Breakthrough Research Laboratory Project. We are looking for a self-motivated
individual who has significant experience in researching problems in the
areas of Computational Modeling and Simulation.

The successful candidate will work with a group of faculty and motivated
graduate students on a large government and industry funded project designing
and developing quality algorithms and schemes for Modeling and Simulation.
Interaction with faculty and graduate students, academia and industry and
publication in scientific conferences and journals is strongly encouraged.

Qualifications: A PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Science.

Salary and Benefits: Highly competitive salary plus accommodation and other
benefits. Position is renewable up to 2/3 years subject to yearly evaluation.

To Apply: E-mail the detailed CV to "Prof. Tae-wan Kim" (
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For contact details please visit our web site at


From: Peter Coveney <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 21:35:02 +0100
Subject: Post doctoral research fellowship

University College London

Post Doctoral Research Fellow


Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at
the Centre for Computational Science at UCL. The successful candidate
will join a very active inter-disciplinary group at the Centre for
Computational Science, working between two interlinked projects funded
by EU FP7, the Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence and
Contra Cancrum ( and

The project will involve development, deployment and application of
advanced computational methods to support clinical decision-making in
interventional neurosurgery. It will involve collaboration with a
clinical team at UCL Hospital.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of the use of
lattice-Boltzmann methods for 3D fluid dynamics within a high
performance computing environment. Experience of high performance
visualisation and medical imaging methodologies would be advantageous.
Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in physics,
applied mathematics, chemistry, computational biology or computer
science and a proven ability to work as a member of a team.

The position is available to start on or after 1 January 2010, for a
period of up to two years. Salary will be on the UCL pay scale at
Grade 7 (£28,839 – 35,469 plus London Allowance), depending on
qualifications and experience.

See further particulars including job description and person
specification at, where you can apply
online. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Professor Peter
Coveney, Director of the Centre for Computational Science, University
College London, 20 Gordon Street London WC1H 0AJ U.K.

For further information see and .

Closing date: 9 November 2009


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:35:55 -0700
Subject: Computational Science Ph.D in San Diego

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified students for our joint Ph.D
program with Claremont Graduate University. Teaching and Research
Assistantships are available for interested and qualified
applicants. The program involves faculty from Math, Science and
Engineering. Please see and for details including
application process.

Jose E. Castillo PhD
Director / Professor
Computational Science Research Center
San Diego State University


From: Eric von Lieres <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:31:48 -0400
Subject: PhD Positions, Research Center Juelich, Germany

The Modeling and Simulation Group at the Institute of Biotechnology currently
offers four PhD positions in scientific computing. The subjects range from
algorithm design and code development for our world class high performance
computers to model based data analysis and process design for our state of the
art biotechnological experiments. For detailed job descriptions see

Successful candidates should have a sound background in (numerical)
mathematics, (scientific) computing, (biochemical) engineering or related
natural sciences. Knowledge of biotechnological systems would certainly be
beneficial, but can also be developed on the job. Motivation and ability to
work in interdisciplinary teams and to contribute to application oriented
projects are most essential.


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:01:11 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 52, Number 3.

An application of Szego polynomials to the computation of certain weighted
integrals on the real line
R. Cruz-Barroso, P. Gonzalez-Vera, F. Perdomo-Pio
Pages 273 - 293

On Ulm’s method using divided differences of order one
I.K. Argyros
Pages 295 - 320

Generalized equations, variational inequalities and a weak Kantorovich
L.U. Uko, I.K. Argyros
Pages 321 - 333

Geometric computation of the numerical radius of a matrix
F. Uhlig
Pages 335 - 353

A fast algorithm for nonequispaced Fourier transforms on the rotation
D. Potts, J. Prestin, A. Vollrath
Pages 355 - 384

A new rational approximation technique based on transformational high
dimensional model representation
I. Yaman, M. Demiralp
Pages 385 - 407

Variable-precision recurrence coefficients for nonstandard orthogonal
W. Gautschi
Pages 409 - 418

On the local convergence of a family of Euler-Halley type iterations
with a parameter
Huang Zhengda, Ma Guochun
Pages 419 - 433

Constancy maximization based weight optimization in high dimensional model
B. Tunga, M. Demiralp
Pages 435 - 459

A meshless method for numerical solution of the one-dimensional wave
equation with an integral condition using radial basis functions
M. Dehghan, A. Shokri
Pages 461 - 477

A Newton-like method for nonlinear system of equations
M.D. Gonzalez-Lima, F. Montes de Oca
Pages 479 - 506

Some new applications of truncated Gauss-Laguerre quadrature formulas
G. Mastroianni, G. Monegato
Page 507


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:24:18 -0500
Subject: Contents, Communications in Math Sci Vol 7, No. 3, 2009

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 7, No. 3, September 2009

full articles are online at

Regular Articles

* Linear dispersive decay estimates for vortex sheets with surface tension
Daniel Spirn and J. Douglas Wright

* Sharp contrast in nonlocal inequality and its applications to nonlocal
Schrodinger equation with harmonic potential
Jianqing Chen, Boling Guo, and Yongqian Han

* Linear and nonlinear exponential stability of traveling waves for
hyperbolic systems with relaxation
Tong Li and Yaping Wu

* A reversible multiscale integration method
Gil Ariel, Bjorn Engquist, and Richard Tsai

* Multiplicity of singular values for tensors
K.C. Chang and Tan Zhang

* On the formation of shocks to the compressible Euler equations
Dongho Chae and Seung-Yeal Ha

* An adaptable discontinuous Galerkin scheme for the Wigner-Fokker-Planck
Irene M. Gamba, Maria Pia Gualdani, and Richard W. Sharp

* Exact series reconstruction in photoacoustic tomography with circular
integrating detectors
Gerhard Zangerl, Otmar Scherzer, and Markus Haltmeier

* On the derivation of the Khokhlov-Zabolotskaya-Kuznetsov (KZK) equation
and validation of the KZK-approximation for viscous and non-viscous
thermo-elastic media
Anna Rozanova-Pierrat

* A discrete network approximation for effective conductivity of non-Ohmic
high-contrast composites
Alexei Novikov

* A new median formula with applications to PDE based denoising
Yingying Li and Stanley Osher

* Fast algorithm for extracting the diagonal of the inverse matrix with
application to the electronic structure analysis of metallic systems
Lin Lin, Jianfeng Lu, Lexing Ying, Roberto Car, and Weinan E

Fast Communication

* Rigorous derivation of the X-Z semigeostrophic equations
Yann Brenier and Mike Cullen


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:06:31 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing 41(2), Nov 2009

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 41, Number 2, November 2009

A Study of Viscous Flux Formulations for a p-Multigrid
Spectral Volume Navier Stokes Solver
R. Kannan and Z. J. Wang, pp.165-199.

Tailored Finite Point Method for a Singular Perturbation
Problem with Variable Coefficients in Two Dimensions
Houde Han and Zhongyi Huang, pp.200-220.

Tracking Fronts in One and Two-phase Incompressible Flows
Using an Adaptive Mesh Refinement Approach
Stephanie Delage-Santacreu, Stephane Vincent and Jean-Paul
Caltagirone, pp.221-237.

Adaptive Finite Element Approximation for a Constrained
Optimal Control Problem via Multi-meshes
Liang Ge, Wenbin Liu and Danping Yang, pp.238-255.

A Fast Collocation Method for Eigen-Problems of Weakly
Singular Integral Operators
Zhongying Chen, Gnaneshwar Nelakanti, Yuesheng Xu and
Yongdong Zhang, pp.256-272.

A RT Mixed FEM/DG Scheme for Optimal Control Governed by
Convection Diffusion Equations
Ningning Yan and Zhaojie Zhou, pp.273-299.

Guidelines for Poisson Solvers on Irregular Domains with
Dirichlet Boundary Conditions Using the Ghost Fluid Method
Yen Ting Ng, Han Chen, Chohong Min and Frederic Gibou,

End of NA Digest