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- Postdoctoral Research Opportunities at NIST
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity 2010-11
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From: Brian Adams <briadam@sandia.gov>

Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:59:04 -0500

**Subject: DAKOTA 5.0 and JAGUAR 2.0 released**

The DAKOTA team at Sandia National Laboratories is pleased to announce the

release of DAKOTA Version 5.0 and JAGUAR Version 2.0. The DAKOTA (Design

Analysis Kit for Optimization and Terascale Applications) toolkit includes

algorithms for sensitivity analysis, optimization, calibration, and

uncertainty quantification with large-scale computational models. JAGUAR 2.0

is an all new graphical user interface for editing DAKOTA input files.

http://www.cs.sandia.gov/dakota

Release highlights (for detailed release notes, see

http://www.cs.sandia.gov/dakota/release_notes.html#v5.0):

* DAKOTA changes license to the GNU Lesser General Public License to enable

library mode users, incorporating license changes for several TPLs

* All new JAGUAR 2.0 graphical user interface for creating, editing, and

running DAKOTA input files (BSD-like license); available on DAKOTA download page.

* Additional discrete range and discrete set types within design, uncertain,

and state variables. New types supported by parameter studies,

nondeterministic sampling, JEGA, and COLINY.

* Anisotropic sparse grids, numerically-generated orthogonal polynomials, and

improved expansion tailoring for stochastic expansion UQ methods

* New methods for epistemic and mixed aleatory-epistemic uncertainty

quantification: local/global interval estimation and local/global evidence.

* Creation and management of evaluation working directories

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From: Olaf Schenk <olaf.schenk@unibas.ch>

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 07:39:00 -0500

**Subject: Parallel Matrix Algs & Applications (PMAA), Switzerland, Jun 2010**

Call for Abstracts:

6th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PARALLEL MATRIX ALGORITHMS AND APPLICATIONS

(PMAA'10)

June 30-July 2, 2010, Basel, Switzerland.

http://www.pmaa10.unibas.ch/

This international workshop aims to be a forum for exchanging ideas, insights

and experiences in different areas of parallel computing in which matrix

algorithms are employed.

Authors are invited to submit an one-page abstract presenting original

research on any aspect of the workshop themes. It is planned to publish

selected peer-reviewed papers in a special issue of Parallel Computing.

Topics of interest are indicated (but not limited) by the topics of the

following planed minisymposia: Large dense eigenvalue problems; Parallel SVD

computation; Accelerating the solution of linear systems and eigenvalue

problems on Heterogeneous Computing Environments; Combinatorial Scientific

Computing; Robust multilevel methods and parallel algorithms; Linear algebra

on multicores; Autotuning, Voxel based computations; Sparse Matrices and GPUs.

Invited speakers:

James Demmel (UC Berkeley, USA)

Ahmed Sameh (Purdue, USA)

George Biros (Georgia Tech, USA)

Laura Grigori (INRIA, Orsay, FR)

Co-Chairs: P. Arbenz (CH), E.J. Kontoghiorghes (CY), Y. Saad (USA), A. Sameh

(USA), O. Schenk (CH).

Important dates:

Submission of a 1-page abstract: Friday, April 16, 2010

Acceptance decision: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Submission of full papers: Monday, August 30, 2010

For further information contact: pmaa10@unibas.ch

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From: Ben L <b.leimkuhler@ed.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 22:57:30 +0000

**Subject: Lectureship in Applied/Computational Maths, University of Edinburgh**

A permanent lectureship (roughly equivalent to a US assistant

professorship) is available in the School of Mathematics at the

University of Edinburgh.

The School of Mathematics seeks the best candidate in any area of

applied or computational mathematics meeting high international

standards in research and teaching. The successful applicant will

normally hold a PhD in mathematics or a related subject, will have an

excellent research track record in applied or computational

mathematics, and will have well formulated research plans that fit

with the long term aim of enriching and enhancing our international

standing in the area.

* This post is available at a mutually agreed date from 1 August 2010.

* The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 January 2010.

* The salary range is UKP 36,532-43,622

* Application procedure: please visit the following website to learn

more about the post or the application process and/or to submit an

application:

http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?

fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3012031

* Informal enquiries about this position may be made to Professor Ben

Leimkuhler (b.leimkuhler -at- ed.ac.uk).

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in

Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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From: Johannes Scherling <johannes.scherling@uni-graz.at>

Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:59:33 -0500

**Subject: Postdoc position in Applied Mathematics at Graz University, Austria**

The START-Project “Interfaces and Free Boundaries” (directed by M.

Hintermueller) hosted at the Karl Franzens University of Graz (Austria)

invites applications for a

POST-DOC Position in Applied Mathematics.

We are looking for a young scientist holding a PhD in Applied Mathematics or

Scientific Computing with specialization in at least one of the following

fields: large scale or PDE-constrained optimization, variational inequalities,

shape or topology optimization, mathematical image processing.

The START-project is based on a scientific award by the Austrian Federal

Ministry of Science and Research and is administered by the Austrian Science

Fund FWF. Besides applied mathematics, the START-Project also has a strong

component in computational science focusing on the numerical realization of

algorithms in various applications. For a more detailed description see the

web page http://www.uni-graz.at/imawww/ifb/. Also, the post-doc is invited to

cooperate with the special research group on “Mathematical Optimization and

Applications in Biomedical Sciences” (http://math.uni-graz.at/mobis/). The

initial appointment is for one year, but an extension is possible. The salary

follows the rules of the FWF (http://www.fwf.ac.at).

Please send your application by email to michael.hintermueller@uni-graz.at.

Your email should contain a pdf-file as an attachment with the following

information:

• Curriculum Vitae (CV),

• a short description of your qualifications and experience (publications,

theses,…),

• a letter describing concisely your scientific interests,

• names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to provide

references.

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermueller

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From: Ronald Boisvert <boisvert@nist.gov>

Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 16:00:55 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Research Opportunities at NIST**

The US National Research Council (NRC) Associateship Program is

accepting applications for two-year appointments for postdoctoral

research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado. Among the topic areas

of interest are image analysis, dynamical systems, combinatorial and

discrete algorithms, applied optimization & control, 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

http://math.nist.gov/mcsd/jobs/postdoc.html.

Competition for postdoctoral awards across all NIST technical program

areas is managed by the NRC. Applications must be submitted directly to

the NRC; the deadline for applications is February 1. The NRC program at

NIST is restricted to US citizens.

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From: "Alison Conway" <aconway@fields.utoronto.ca>

Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 16:12:15 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity 2010-11**

CMM-FIELDS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2010-11

Description: Applications are invited for CMM-Fields postdoctoral fellowship

positions for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The 2010 Summer Thematic Program on the "Mathematics of Drug Resistance in

Infectious Diseases" will take place at the Fields Institute in July and

August 2010. The fellowships provide for a period of engagement in research

and participation in the activities of the Institute. They may be offered in

conjunction with partner universities, through which a further period of

support may be possible.

Eligibility: Qualified candidates who will have recently completed a PhD in

an area of the mathematical sciences related to the thematic program are

encouraged to apply.

Deadline: February 15, 2010, although late applications will be considered

until the position is filled.

Application Information:

Apply on-line at: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/Fields/2053

The Fields Institute is strongly committed to diversity within its community

and especially welcomes applications from women, visible minority group

members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual

minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further

diversification of ideas.

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From: "Epenoy Richard" <richard.epenoy@cnes.fr>

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 08:58:58 +0100

**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

CNES

DCT/SB/MO

18 avenue Edouard Belin

31401 Toulouse Cedex 9, France

Richard.Epenoy@cnes.fr

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.

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From: Olaf Schenk <olaf.schenk@unibas.ch>

Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 08:34:21 -0500

**Subject: Multiple Research Positions: HPC at the University of Basel**

The Math&CS Departments at the University of Basel are seeking applications

for one Ph.D. (3 years) and two postdoctoral positions (3 years) to conduct

research within the Swiss HP2C Petascale Computing Initiative.

These positions are part of an ongoing effort at U Basel to develop scalable

parallel inversion methods with application in computational wave propagation

for 3D inhomogeneous media.

Research issues include scalable parallel methods for large-scale nonlinear

optimization, discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods, algorithmic

re-engineering of large-scale Earth Science models involving solving partial

differential equations, and emerging multi-core/multi-threaded HPC

technologies especially GPU devices.

For all positions we expect experience and strong interest in programming and

high-performance computing. We are particularly interested in researchers from

the area of computational science with interests in optimizing computational

algorithms and their implementation (scaling, load balancing, etc.) on

petascale architectures including programming paradigms and languages (e.g.

PGAS, CUDA, OpenCL language directives and extensions, etc.)

The projects are funded by the highly collaborative High Productivity High

Performance Computing (HP2C) initiative and the positions will be open

starting March 1, 2010, or later. Details about HP2C are available at

www.hp2c.ch.

Successful candidates will also have opportunities to work on leading edge

software and hardware technologies and to collaborate with internationally

renowned scientific research groups and supercomputing centers as well as with

HPC vendors.

The research positions have the following requirements:

- Demonstrated experience and expertise in the areas of focus.

- Substantial code development experience in C/C++. Experience with

GPU programming using CUDA is highly desirable.

- Demonstrated experience with numerical methods, e.g., finite elements,

inverse problems, scalable solvers, or nonlinear optimization.

- Working knowledge of parallel programming languages and systems.

- Knowledge of German is not a pre-requisite.

The postdoctoral research positions have additionally the following

requirements:

- At least two years of experience in HPC.

- A doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science with a

background in scientific computing and parallel computation.

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 with e-mail addresses in PDF format to: Olaf Schenk (e-mail:

olaf.schenk@unibas.ch)

Interested applicants can get further information about these positions by

contacting either Marcus Grote (Math U Basel) or Olaf Schenk/Helmar Burkhart

(CS U Basel), Email: [marcus.grote, olaf.schenk, helmar.burkhart]@unibas.ch]

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From: Per Christian Hansen <pch@imm.dtu.dk>

Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 13:47:55 -0500

**Subject: PostDoc and PhD positions in Scientific GPU Computing**

One Post Doc position (2 years) and two PhD positions (3 years) are

available in the area of Scientific GPU Computing, starting April 1,

2010. All three positions are with DTU Informatics (imm.dtu.dk) at the

Technical University of Denmark, and they are financed by a grant from

the Danish Council for Independent Research.

The positions are part of the research project "Desktop Scientific

Computing on Consumer Graphics Cards." The aim of this project is to

develop a framework for using GPUs and similar many-core hardware

accelerators for desktop scientific computing, in collaboration with

several international contacts and in such a way that the technology

from an early stage of the project is useful in science and industry.

The core activity of the project is the development, implementation,

and testing of computational algorithms suited for GPU computing.

The Post Doc project involves the development of performance prediction

models and a profiler environment, as well as computational modules

for selected core computational tasks in scientific computing (in

collaboration with the PhD projects). The Post Doc will also be

responsible for collaboration and interaction with international

research contacts, and for establishing and maintaining a national

network between academia and industry.

The two PhD projects focus on computational methods for dynamical

optimization and PDE solvers, respectively. The computational

bottlenecks in these computations are the dense and sparse matrix

computations, and we aim to develop high-performance algorithms that

overcome these bottlenecks using GPU-based computing. The algorithms

have applications to other areas such as constrained optimization

and computational tomography.

Candidates should have a background in CSE, applied mathematics, or

scientific computing and, for the Post Doc position, a PhD degree

(or equivalent). Preference will be given to candidates who can

document programming skills in high-performance and/or multi-core

scientific computing, and in addition have a background in numerical

methods for large-scale problems.

For more information about the positions and how to apply, follow the

links on the university’s vacancy home page:

http://www.dtu.dk/English/About_DTU/vacancies.aspx.

The Scientific Computing section is responsible for teaching in

high-performance/scientific computing, and the research includes

inverse problems, model-predictive control, high-order methods,

appearance modelling, and HPC. We offer a cross-disciplinary

research environment with activities in applied mathematics and

scientific computing, with contacts to academia and industry.

Professor Per Christian Hansen (pch@imm.dtu.dk)

DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark

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From: Simone Deparis <simone.deparis@epfl.ch>

Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 08:32:42 +0100

**Subject: MSc in Computational Science & Engrng @ EPFL**

The EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

announces the creation of a new Master program in Computational Science

and Engineering.

The curriculum is open to holders of a BSc in Science or Engineering.

Admission is based on individual qualifications. Strong background in

applied mathematics, programming, and modeling is required.

Courses are given in English. More details at http://cse.epfl.ch

Assyr Abdulle, director of the Advisory Board

Simone Deparis, deputy to the director.

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From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@math.kent.edu>

Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:45:26 -0500

**Subject: Contents, ETNA, Vol. 34**

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),

vol. 34, 2008-2009. This is a special volume dedicated to Victor Pereyra on

the occasion of his 70th birthday. Special volume editors: J. Castillo,

G. Scherer, and D. B. Szyld.

ETNA is available at http://etna.math.kent.edu and at several mirror

sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the CompuMath

Citation Index.

i-vii Table of contents and abstracts

viii-ix Preface

1-13 M. Lentini and M. Paluszny

Orthogonal grids on meander-like regions

14-19 C. Arevalo

A note on numerically consistent initial values for high index

differential-algebraic equations

20-30 A. Marco and J.-J. Martinez

Unique solvability in bivariate Hermite interpolation

31-43 Y.-Q. Shen and T. J. Ypma

Numerical bifurcation of separable parameterized equations

44-58 D. Stanescu, B. Chen-Charpentier, B. J. Jensen, and P. J. S. Colberg

Random coefficient differential models of growth of anaerobic

photosynthetic bacteria

59-75 V. Villamizar and S. Acosta

Elliptic grids with nearly uniform cell area and line spacing

76-89 P. Barrera-Sanchez, F. J. Dominguez-Mota, G. Gonzalez-Flores, and

J. G. Tinoco-Ruiz

Generating quality structured convex grids on irregular regions

90-101 E. Mocskos and G. Marshall

Impact of gravity on thin-layer cell electrochemical deposition

102-118 R. Garrido, P. Gonzalez-Casanova, and E. Torondel

Hybrid compact-WENO scheme for solving relativistic flows

119-124 C. R. Torres, D. De Cecchis, G. Larrazabal, and J. Castillo

Numerical study of a descending sphere in a low Reynolds number

strongly stratified fluid

125-135 A. Wathen and T. Rees

Chebyshev semi-iteration in preconditioning for problems including

the mass matrix

136-151 J.-P. Chehab and M. Raydan

Implicitly preconditioned and globalized residual method for

solving steady fluid flows

152-162 E. D. Batista and J. E. Castillo

Mimetic schemes on non-uniform structured meshes

163-169 M. Paluszny, M. Martin-Landrove, G. Figueroa, and W. Torres

Boosting the inverse interpolation problem by a sum of decaying

exponentials using an algebraic approach

170-186 W. Angulo and H. Lopez

On the discrete solution of the generalized Stokes problem in one

time-step for two phase flow

187-203 H. Lopez, B. Molina, and J. J. Salas

Comparison between different numerical discretizations for a

Darcy-Forchheimer model

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From: Zoe Sternberg <zoe.sternberg@tandf.co.uk>

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 09:49:49 -0500

**Subject: Contents, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 87(1)**

International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Issue 88(1) Table of Contents

http://www.informaworld.com/IJCM

Section B: Computational Methods: Application

Evaluating financial performance of Taiwan container shipping companies by

strength and weakness indices by Y-J Wang; H-S Lee. Pages 38-52

On the approximation of integrals using homotopy perturbation method by ZM

Odibat. Pages 53-62

Numerical solution of RLW equation using radial basis functions by İ

Dağ; Y

Dereli. Pages 63-76

Fast solution of BEM systems for elasticity problems using wavelet

transforms by L Ebrahimnejad; R Attarnejad. Pages 77-93

Symbolic computation of exact solutions for the compound KdV-Sawada-Kotera

equation by J Zhang; X Wei; J Hou. Pages 94-102

Space-time Galerkin least-squares method for the one-dimensional advection-

diffusion equation by MK Kadalbajoo; P Arora. Pages 103-118

Integral bifurcation method combined with computer for solving a higher

order wave equation of KdV type by R Weiguo; L Yao; H Bin; L Zhenyang. Pages

119-128

Numerical solutions of the Burgers-Huxley equation by the IDQ method by S

Tomasiello. Pages 129-140

Some iterative methods for solving nonlinear equations using homotopy

perturbation method by MA Noor. Pages 141-149

Numerical method for the simultaneous determination of unknown parameters in

a parabolic equation by R Yang; Y Li. Pages 150-157

Generalized (,α, ρ, θ)–d–V–univex functions and non-smooth

alternative theorems by Z Tong; XJ Zheng. Pages 158-172

A second-order finite difference scheme for a class of singularly perturbed

delay differential equations by Z Cen. Pages 173-185

On the moving boundary formulation for parabolic problems on unbounded

domains by R Fazio; S Iacono. Pages 186-198

Chaos control and synchronization of a three-species food chain model via

Holling functional response by X-J Wu; J Li; RK Upadhyay. Pages 199-214

Three positive solutions to second-order three-point impulsive differential

equations with deviating arguments by T Jankowski. Pages 215-225

Stability by order stars for non-linear theta-methods based on means by FR

Villatoro. Pages 226-242

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From: jfocm@orie.cornell.edu

Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:41:44 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics 9(6)**

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

http://www.springerlink.com/content/106038/

Volume 9, Number 6, December 2009

"Sufficient Set of Integrability Conditions of an Orthonomic System"

Michal Marvan

pp. 651 - 674

"Convergent Interpolation to Cauchy Integrals over Analytic Arcs"

Laurent Baratchart & Maxim Yattselev

pp. 675 - 715

"Exact Matrix Completion via Convex Optimization"

Emmanuel J. Candès & Benjamin Recht

pp. 717 - 772

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