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- Sandia National Labs
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- New DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Funding Opportunity
- New optimization software, Poblano Toolbox for Matlab
- Physiological Flows (MPF2010), Italy, Jun 2010
- Financial/Actuarial/Numerical Mathematics in Leicester, UK
- Positions at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Positions at Sandia Livermore
- Post-doc position in Kent, UK
- Postdoc, CEMAT - Math Department of IST, Lisbon (Portugal)
- Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 7, No. 3 (2010)
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From: "Landsberg, Sandy" <Sandy.Landsberg@science.doe.gov>

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:04:49 -0400

**Subject: New DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Funding Opportunity**

The Applied Mathematics program within the DOE Office of Science Office

of Advanced Scientific Computing Research is pleased to announce the

following funding opportunity:

Advancing Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Modeling, Simulation, and

Analysis of Complex Systems

The funding opportunity announcement is available at:

http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FOA-10-0000315.html

DOE national laboratories please see:

http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/LAB10_315.html

Please note the deadline for full proposals is Monday April 26, 2010

11:59PM Eastern Time.

Please disseminate this information to your colleagues.

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From: Danny Dunlavy <dmdunla@sandia.gov>

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:58:23 -0500

**Subject: New optimization software, Poblano Toolbox for Matlab**

Sandia National Laboratories announces the initial release of the

Poblano Toolbox for Matlab.

Poblano is a Matlab toolbox of large-scale algorithms for

unconstrained nonlinear optimization problems. The algorithms in

Poblano require only first-order derivative information (e.g.,

gradients for scalar-valued objective functions), and therefore can

scale to very large problems. The driving application for Poblano

development has been tensor decompositions in data analysis

applications (bibliometric analysis, social network analysis,

chemometrics, etc.).

The optimization methods currently implemented in Poblano include

several nonlinear conjugate gradient methods (Fletcher-Reeves,

Polak-Ribiere, Hestenes-Stiefel), a limited-memory quasi-Newton method

using BFGS updates to approximate second-order derivative information,

and a truncated Newton method using finite differences to approximate

second-order derivative information. A line search satisfying the

strong Wolfe conditions is used to guarantee global convergence of the

Poblano optimizers.

Poblano sources and documentation can be downloaded at

https://software.sandia.gov/trac/poblano

Please direct any questions to dmdunla@sandia.gov.

Thanks,

Danny Dunlavy, Sandia National Laboratories

Tamara Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories

Evrim Acar, University of Copenhagen

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From: Luca Formaggia <luca.formaggia@polimi.it>

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:24:55 -0500

**Subject: Physiological Flows (MPF2010), Italy, Jun 2010**

Second Announcement: MPF2010 - Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of

Physiological Flows, Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy, 2-5 June 2010

The Fourth Symposium on "Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of

Physiological Flows" will be held in Chia Laguna, Cagliari (Sardinia) Italy

on June 2-5, 2010.

The focus will be on vascular and cardiac flow, with emphasis on cardiac

mechanics, fluid-wall interactions, drug release from stents, electrical

signalling. The wonderful location of Chia will ensure a stimulating

environment for scientific collaboration.

Invited Speakers

P. Colli Franzone - Universita' di Pavia (IT)

R.A. Feijoo - LNCC Petropolis (BR)

J.F. Gerbeau - INRIA Rocquencourt (FR)

P.J. Hunter- University of Auckland (NZ)

G.E. Karniadakis - Brown University (US)

A. Robertson - University of Pittsburgh (US)

A. Sequeira - Universitade Tecnica de Lisboa (PT)

D.A. Steinman - University of Toronto (CA)

C.A. Taylor - Stanford University (US)

A. Veneziani - Emory University (US)

The conference is supported by the MathCard EU Project - www.mathcard.eu

More info and accepted abstracts at http://www.mathcard.eu/mpf2010/

Early registration by March, 30, 2010

Late registration by April 30, 2010

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From: Jeremy Levesley <jl1@le.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 05:58:59 -0500

**Subject: Financial/Actuarial/Numerical Mathematics in Leicester, UK**

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Leicester, UK, is

embarking on a major initiative to build a research group in Financial and

Actuarial Mathematics, with a numerical emphasis. We are therefore inviting

applications for three Lectureships in Applied Mathematics in the areas of

Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Engineering,

Stochastic Analysis, Statistics/Probability, and Numerical Analysis.

Applicants should have an outstanding research record in at least one of

these areas and should be able to contribute to MSc degrees in Financial

mathematics and Actuarial Science as well as BSc programmes in Financial

Mathematics and Mathematics with Economics via teaching courses and project

supervision. Preference may be given to applicants who are qualified as

FIA/FFA or equivalent.

For more information please contact Professor Jeremy Levesley

(jl1@le.ac.uk,

44 116 252 3897), or download an application form and further information

from http://www2.le.ac.uk/jobs or contact Personnel Services on

recruitment3@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 2438.

The post will remain open until filled; an initial review will take

place on

19 April 2010.

Salary is in the range £35,646 to £43,840.

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From: ygwang@sjtu.edu.cn

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:27:52 +0800

**Subject: Positions at Shanghai Jiao Tong 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

to

talentgirl.jane@gmail.com

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.

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From: "Pinar, Ali" <apinar@sandia.gov>

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:40:38 -0600

**Subject: Positions at Sandia Livermore**

Sandia National Laboratories have multiple open positions at the

postdoctoral

and staff levels at the Livermore site. While we are flexible, expertise

in

the following areas is preferred for these positions: scientific computing,

graph analysis, linear algebra, machine learning, game theory, statistics,

numerical analysis, optimization, data mining.

To apply please go to

http://www.sandia.gov/careers/search-openings.html

and search for job 64497 for a staff and 64498 for a postdoctoral position.

It is also a good idea to send me an email at apinar@sandia.gov for a

heads-up.

Best,

Ali

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From: Elizabeth Mansfield <e.l.mansfield@kent.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:00:50 -0500

**Subject: Post-doc position in Kent, UK**

Position available: Three year Post-doctoral Research Assistant

The position is available from 1 September, 2010.

The project targets the a priori embedding of conservation laws into

numerical

code for problems with a variational formulation.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in mathematics or engineering

(with

a strong mathematical component) with excellent knowledge and experience in

scientific computation, in particular the finite element method.

Knowledge of

compatible discretisation techniques, geometric integration or Lie group

actions (Noether's Theorem) would be a distinct advantage.

The position is funded by EPSRC through the project, "Group actions in

function approximation spaces". Mathematical details of the project are

available at http://www.kent.ac.uk/ims/personal/elm2/Proposal-summary.pdf

All enquiries should be directed to Professor Elizabeth Mansfield

e.l.mansfield@kent.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 18 April 2010. It is anticipated that

interviews will be held on May 04, 2010. Further particulars and the on-line

application page is at http://www.kent.ac.uk/jobs/

Click on Vacancies and search for Job reference number STM0128.

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From: Adelia Sequeira <adelia.sequeira@math.ist.utl.pt>

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:33:25 +0000

**Subject: Postdoc, CEMAT - Math Department of IST, Lisbon (Portugal)**

A Postdoc position in Advanced Computing/Computational Mathematics is

available at CEMAT- Center for Mathematics and its Applications, IST

(Lisbon, Portugal), in the framework of the project “SIMCARD -

Cardiovascular Imaging, Modeling and Simulation” UTAustin/CA/0047/2008, in

collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin. This position is

funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation, FCT. The successful candidate

will interact with national and international collaborators, in particular

at UT Austin, and will be part of an integrated team led by Prof. Adélia

Sequeira.

Research will be focused on the computational modeling of cerebral aneurysm

progression, in particular on the development of computational codes for

realistic vascular wall biomechanics and fluid-solid interaction models.

Suitable candidates should hold a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, or

engineering, with a strong background in computational mechanics,

biomechanical problems and numerical methods (e.g. finite elements).

Excellent

programming skills are required and experience in biomedical research is

highly desired.

The position is initially available for one year with the possibility of

extension to two or three years, pending availability of external funding.

There are no teaching duties associated to this position.

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send by email (

adelia.sequeira@math.ist.utl.pt ) a CV, a statement of purpose describing

relevant expertise and research interests, and three letters of

recommendation (with contacts information: e-mail addresses and telephone

numbers).

The same email address may be used for further information.

Deadline for applications: April 10th, 2010.

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From: Global Science Press <info@global-sci.org>

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:27:37 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 7, No. 3 (2010)**

Communications in Computational Physics

No 3, Vol 7(2010)

http://www.global-sci.com/issue/contents/7/issue3.html

Articles in the Issue:

(free download)

Congmin Wu, Siulong Lei, Tiezheng Qian and Xiaoping Wang

Stick-slip motion of moving contact line on chemically patterned surfaces.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 403-422.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_403.pdf

D. Chiappini, G. Bella, S. Succi, Federico Toschi and Stefano Ubertini

Improved lattice Boltzmann without parasitic currents for Rayleigh-Taylor

instability.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 423-444.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_423.pdf

Julien Diaz and Abdelaziz Ezziani

Analytical solution for waves propagation in heterogeneous acoustic/porous

media. Part II:

the 3D Case.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 445-472.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_445.pdf

Franz Georg Fuchs, Andrew D. McMurry, Siddhartha Mishra, Nils Henrik

Risebro and Knut Waagan

Finite volume methods for wave propagation in stratified

magneto-atmospheres.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 473-509.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_473.pdf

Kanako Yasue, Michiko Furudate, Naofumi Ohnishi and Keisuke Sawada

Implicit discontinuous Galerkin method for RANS simulation utilizing

pointwise relaxation

algorithm.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 510-533.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_510.pdf

L. Guo and X. Cai

Effects of complex system topology on the Bak-Sneppen evolution model.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 534-543.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_534.pdf

Deming Nie and Jianzhong Lin

A LB-DF/FD method for particle suspensions.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 544-563.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_544.pdf

David Stowell and Johannes Tausch

Variational formulation for guided and leaky modes in multilayer

dielectric waveguides.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 564-579.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_564.pdf

Ce Wang, Xiaobo Chen, Gregory J. Salamo, Naruhito Sawanobori, Chenjuan He,

Hongyu Zhou,

Hongmei Jing, Yongzhi Zeng, Song Li and Xiaoling Xu

Theoretical simulation on a nonlinear photonics process of

Er(1%)Yb(8%):FOV oxyfluoride

nanophase vitroceramics.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 580-596.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_580.pdf

Yun Bai, Xingye Yue and Qingfeng Zeng

Multi-scale modeling and numerical simulation for CVI process.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 597-612.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_597.pdf

Jialin Hong and Linghua Kong

Novel multi-symplectic integrators for nonlinear fourth-order Schrdinger

equation with

trapped term.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 613-630.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_613.pdf

Short Note:

Joseph D. Frazier, Peter K. Jimack and Robert M. Kirby

On the use of adjoint-based sensitivity estimates to control local mesh

refinement.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 631-638.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v7_631.pdf

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