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From: Gavin Pringle <>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 13:08:57 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative call for proposals

DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative Call for Proposals now open.

Submission Deadline: 16th February 2010

The DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative, or DECI, is an excellent way to
gain access to a large amount of HPC cycles, for projects which are too
large to run on a single National Resource. Indeed, the DECI not only
gives you cycles but man power is also available to help you exploit
the DEISA infrastructure. Note that the DECI is open to anyone from
academia, industry or commerce.

DEISA,, or the Distributed European Infrastructure for
Supercomputing Applications, consists of 11 HPC Centres across Europe,
providing a pan-European Grid of HPC resources.

The DECI is a scheme through which European computational scientists
can apply for single-project access to world-leading computational
resources in the European HPC infrastructure, operated by DEISA, for a
period of up to 10 months. DECI aims to enable European researchers to
obtain access to the most powerful national computing resources in
Europe, regardless of their country of origin or work and to enhance
DEISA.s impact on European science and technology at the highest

Projects supported by DECI will be chosen on the basis of innovation
potential, scientific excellence and relevance criteria. Priority will
be given to proposals that promote collaborative research, either at a
cross- national or cross-disciplinary level. Further, proposals from
anyone that have yet to benefit from DECI compute and applications
enabling resources may be given preference. Proposals selected under
this call will be given access to the infrastructure for applications
enabling from 1st July 2010 and for production runs from 1st October
2010 to 30th April 2011.

The following applications profiles are particularly suited to the

o Large, highly scalable parallel applications requiring exceptional
computational resources

o Data intensive applications requiring access to distributed data

o Workflow Simulations managing simulation chains that access more
than one computing platform

o Distributed applications that need to run on more than one platform

DEISA can provide applications enabling support (typically up to
several months) for the enabling and optimisation of these

For more information, please visit


From: Kangyu Ni <>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:07:51 -0500
Subject: Mathematical Methods in Medical Imaging, Arizona, Feb 2010

Southwest Conference on Integrated Mathematical Methods in Medical Imaging

Arizona State University | February 6 - 7, 2010

The Southwest Conference on Integrated Mathematical Methods in Medical Imaging
will be held Feb 6-7, 2010 at Arizona State University, with funding provided
by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Institute for Mathematics and Its
Applications (IMA). The meeting will focus on the mathematical understanding
of the consequences of modern data collection strategies used in medical
imaging, in particular, MRI, with respect to the generation of high fidelity
images. This conference will bring together researchers from mathematical
sciences and engineering as well as practitioners from the biomedical

Confirmed Speakers (preliminary):

Yoram Bresler (U of Illinois, Urbana), Oscar Bruno (Caltech), Somantika Datta
(Princeton), Stacey Levine (Duquesne), Jim Pipe (Barrow Neurological
Institute), Rodrigo Platte (Oxford), Lingling Pu (U of Arizona), Justin
Romberg (Georgia Tech), Ted Trouard (U of Arizona), Luminita Vese (UCLA), Ed
Walsh (Brown), Guowei Wei (Michigan State), Wotao Yin (Rice).

There will be a poster session on Feb. 6. We encourage students and post-docs
to contribute poster presentations. Some student and post-doc travel funds are
available. The application deadline has be extended to Jan. 5, 2010. Please

IMA Participating Institution (PI) members may apply for IMA/PI funds to
support travel of their personnel (faculty and grad students). Also see

For participants who arrive by 3pm on Friday, a tour of the Keller Imaging
Center facilities will be arranged, to include the 3T human scanner and the 7T
animal facility. This is intended particularly for student and junior
participants who may be interested to know more about scanning facilities and

Meeting Website:


From: TamsTerlaky <>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 23:32:31 -0500
Subject: Modeling & Optimization (MOPTA 2010), Pennsylvannia, Jun 2010

MOPTA 2010: Abstract Submission deadline: June 16, 2010

Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2010)
August 18-20, 2010, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

The conference is an annual event aiming to bring together a
diverse group of people from both discrete and continuous
optimization, working on both theoretical and applied aspects.
Our target is to present a diverse set of exciting new
developments from different optimization areas while at the same
time providing a setting which will allow increased interaction
among the participants. We aim to bring together researchers from
both the theoretical and applied communities who do not usually
have the chance to interact in the framework of a medium-scale

Egon Balas, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University;
Mung Chiang, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University;
Donald Goldfarb, Dept. of IE and OR, Columbia University;
Arkadi Nemirovski, School of ISyE, Georgia Institute of Technology;
Anthony T. Patera, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MIT;
H. Edwin Romeijn, Dept. of IOE, University of Michigan;
Andrzej Ruszczynski, RUTCOR and Dept. of MSIS, Rutgers University;

An optimization modeling competition, sponsored by AIMMS is organized.
Finalist will present their results at a special session of MOPTA 2010.
Problem released January 2010.

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minute talk. Authors wishing
to speak and/or organize a session should submit an abstract via the
conference WEB page by June 16, 2010.

Abstract Submission deadline: June 16, 2010
Early registration deadline: July 15, 2010
Conference date: *18-20 August 2010*.

Bethlehem, PA is just one hour drive west of the NewArk (EWR)
International Airport, less than an hour drive north of Philadelphia.
Participants may fly to the Allentown-Bethlehem (ABE) airport, 10 minutes
drive from Lehigh University.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Tamas Terlaky, (Chair, Lehigh University)
Please direct questions to: Pietro Belotti, belotti@Lehigh.EDU
Contact for modeling competition: Imre Polik,
Further information is available at:


From: Pawel Kosinski <>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:22:26 -0500
Subject: Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer, Greece, Sep 2010

We would like to pay your attention to The 5th Symposium on Numerical Analysis
of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer. This meeting is a part of the International
Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2010 (ICNAAM 2010).

Topics to be covered include all the research areas of numerical analysis and
computational mathematics and all the research areas of applied and industrial
mathematics with a special emphasis on fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

The event will be held in Rhodes, Greece in September 19-25, 2010.

You are welcome to submit your work and participate.

All the papers presented during ICNAAM will be published in AIP Proceedings
(listed in ISI Proceedings database). Moreover, chosen papers presented during
the 5th Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer will
be published in a special issue of the Applied Mathematics and Computation
(listed in ISI Web of Science).

We will have the pleasure and honour to guest Professor E.Toro as an invited

Please visit: for details.


From: henon <>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:11:39 +0100
Subject: Preconditioning 2011, France, May 2011



DATE: May 16-18, 2011

PLACE: Bordeaux, France

This conference is a sequel to six successful "preconditioning"
meetings (one every two years) which address complex issues related to
the solution of general sparse matrix problems in large-scale
applications and in industrial settings. The goal of the conference
is to exchange ideas on recent developments in preconditioning
techniques for sparse linear systems of equations, and to a lesser
extent for eigenvalue problems. Precon-11 will highlight two important
themes related to the full exploitation of petaflop-scale computers
for solving large sparse matrix problems. The first of these themes
is 'multi-core programming' and the second is 'graph and mesh
partitioning'. A forthcoming announcement will provide details on
paper submission, important dates, program committee members, and
invited speakers.

The organizers,

Pascal Hénon, INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest
Esmond Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Wei-Pai Tang, The Boeing Company


From: Scott Mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 18:15:39 -0500
Subject: Sandia Job Opportunity in Discrete Math & Computer Science

Discrete Math & Computer Science research opportunity

Sandia National Laboratories seeks new PhD researchers for
long-term positions in the area of mathematics and computer
science for understanding complex networks. Large-scale graphs
might arise from the analysis of complex social and engineered
networks, such as might be derived from human interactions or
internet traffic. Data may be large-scale and complex and may
require massively parallel computing platforms. Of particular
interest are experts in computational topology, graph-feature
identification (e.g. isomorphism), community detection,
statistics, machine learning, and text analysis. A research
challenge is to account for uncertainty in large-scale graphs.

The successful applicants will be expected to conduct world-class
research resulting in peer-reviewed publications. Researchers are
expected to take an interest in informatics-based applications,
interact with consumers of information, and develop
application-specific software solutions.

For more information and application instructions, see


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 01:18:57 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral positions at ICES, Univ of Texas at Austin

The Center for Computational Geosciences at the Institute for
Computational Engineering and Sciences (,
University of Texas at Austin has several openings for
postdoctoral researchers to conduct research on large scale
geophysical inverse problems in the areas of polar ice sheet
dynamics and impact on sea level rise, global seismology, and
mantle convection. Research issues in inverse problems include
scalable parallel methods for quantification of uncertainty,
numerical algorithms for large-scale deterministic and
statistical inversion, and advanced discretizations and

These positions provide an opportunity to work on several
problems of great societal and scientific importance in
collaboration with multidisciplinary teams of researchers from
ICES, the Jackson School of Geosciences, and other universities
and national labs. Candidates should have a strong background in
scientific computing, numerical analysis, and continuum
mechanics. Background in finite elements, inverse problems,
scalable solvers, optimization methods, and geophysics is
desirable. Experience in large-scale parallel code development in
C/C++ is essential. To apply, please send your CV (listing
courses taken and at least three references) to me at

-Omar Ghattas


From: GretaKppers <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:24:54 -0500
Subject: PhD & Postdoc Positions in Computational Seismology, LMU Munich

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geophysics Section,
Seismology Group) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, is
seeking applications from enthusiastic young researchers for one Ph.D. (3
years) and one postdoc position (2-3 years) in computational seismology. The
projects are funded by QUEST, a 15-partner European Training Network in
Waveform Tomography coordinated by Munich Seismology (project start data
December 1, 2009). The successful applicants will build on recent progress in
simulation and inversion of complete waveforms in 3-D media. The goal is to
efficiently use information in the seismic waveforms to sharpen tomographic
images of the Earth’s interior on all scales and in particular quantify the
associated uncertainties. For both positions we expect experience and strong
interest in programming and high-performance computing. We are particularly
interested in researcher from the area of computational science with interests
in optimizing computational algorithms and their implementation (scaling, load
balancing, etc.). Several parallelized wave simulation codes (e.g., finite
difference method, spectral element approach, discontinuous Galerkin method)
shall be further engineered and provided to the science community through
open-source libraries. The Department has a powerful Linux-cluster and access
to local supercomputer facilities ( According to the
rules set by the European Commission for the Human Mobility Programme only
researchers from outside Germany are eligible for funding at German
universities. More information can be found at
and the project www pages ( Applications are accepted until
positions are filled. Please send a complete application with CV, a statement
of research interests (one page), names of two references, preferably in pdf
format to: Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel (e-mail: )


From: Fikret Aliev <>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 03:13:48 -0500
Subject: Contents, Int. Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics

International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.8, No.2, 2009
(ISSN 1683-3511,

F.L. Chernousko
Optimal Ellipsoidal Estimates of Control and Uncertain Systems (survey)
Pages: 135-151

F.A. Aliev, V.B. Larin
About Use of the Bass Relations for Solution of Matrix Equations
Pages: 152-162

A.S. Yonchev, M.M. Konstantinov, P.H. Petkov
Perturbation Analysis of the Continuous LMI Based Bounded Output Energy
Pages: 163-169

Biswa N. Datta, Vadim Sokolov
Quadratic Inverse Eigenvalue Problems, Active Vibration Control and Model
Pages: 170-191

Ismat Beg and Samina Ashraf
Similarity Measures for Fuzzy Sets

M.Keshavarzi, M.A.Dehghan, M.Mashinchi
Classification based on Similarity and Dissimilarity Through Equivalence
Pages: 203-215

A.A. Mironov, T.A. Levkina, V.I. Tsurkov
Minimax Estimations of Arc Weights in Integer Networks with Fixed Node
Pages: 216-226

Mohammad Reza Soltanpour, Mehdi Siahi
Robust Control of Robot Manipulator in Task Space
Pages: 227-238

Tamaz Tadumadze
An Inverse Problem for Some Classes of Linear Functional Differential
Pages: 239-250

Mitat Uysal
Using Heuristic Search Algorithms for Predicting the Effort of Software
Pages: 251-262

Yakup H. Haci
Optimal Control Problem For Processes With Multi-parametric Binary Linear
Difference Equation System
Pages: 263-267

Fikret A. Aliev , Vladimir B. Larin
Comments on "Computing the Positive Stabilizing Solution to Algebraic Riccati
Equations with an Indefinite Quadratic Term Via a Recursive Method"
Pages: 268-269

Alexander Lanzon, Yantao Feng, Brian D. O. Anderson and Michael Rotkowitz
Response to comments on "Computing the Positive Stabilizing Solution to
Algebraic Riccati Equations with an Indefinite Quadratic Term via a Recursive
Page: 270

Birthday of professor Fikret Aliev
Page: 271


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 07:22:42 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing 42(1)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 42, Number 1, January 2020

A Coupled Legendre-Laguerre Spectral-Element Method for
the Navier-Stokes Equations in Unbounded Domains
Qingqu Zhuang, Jie Shen and Chuanju Xu, pp.1-22.

On the Dependence of Discrete Ordinates Models for Layer
Reflectance and Transmittance on Relative Optical Depth
and Solar Zenith Angle
Marcos Pimenta de Abreu, pp.23-37.

A Non-monotone Line Search Algorithm for Unconstrained
Sheng-Long Hu, Zheng-Hai Huang and Nan Lu, pp.38-53.

On the Suboptimality of the p-Version Interior Penalty
Discontinuous Galerkin Method
Emmanuil H. Georgoulis, Edward Hall and Jens Markus
Melenk, pp.54-67.

Conservative Models and Numerical Methods for Compressible
Two-Phase Flow
Evgeniy Romenski, Dimitris Drikakis and Eleuterio Toro,

Conditionally Stable Multidimensional Schemes for Advective
Adrian Sescu, Abdollah A. Afjeh, Ray Hixon and Carmen
Sescu, pp.96-117.

An Intrinsically Parallel Finite Element Method
S.C. Brenner, T. Gudi, L. Owens and L.-Y. Sung, pp.118-121.

The L2-Optimality of the IIPG Method for Odd Degrees of
Polynomial Approximation in 1D
Vit Dolejsi and Oto Havle, pp.122-143.

Boundary-Conforming Discontinuous Galerkin Methods via
Extensions from Subdomains
Bernardo Cockburn, Deepa Gupta and Fernando Reitich,

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