NA Digest Monday, August 30, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 35

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:56:52 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Peter Henrici Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Peter Henrici Prize

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETH Zurich
and SIAM for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical
analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and
scientific computing. The award is intended to recognize broad and extended
contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding work.

The Henrici Prize will be awarded at ICIAM 2011 to be held July 18-22,
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The award will include a
containing the citation, a cash award of $5000, and an invitation to
a lecture at the congress. Reasonable travel expenses for attendance at the
congress will also be reimbursed.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination, a C.V. and up to six (6)
letters of support, should be addressed to Professor Christoph Schwab,
Chair, Peter Henrici Prize Selection Committee, and sent by SEPTEMBER 15,
2010, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM
prizes can be found at


From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:23:44 -0400
Subject: New book, Tamar Schlick's Molecular Modeling and Simulation

Tamar Schlick's Molecular Modeling and Simulation: An Interdisciplinary
Guide, second edition has been published.

* Very broad overview of the field intended for an interdisciplinary
* Lively discussion of current challenges written in a colloquial style
* Author is a rising star in this discipline
* Suitably accessible for beginners and suitably rigorous for experts
* Features extensive four-color illustrations
* Appendices featuring homework assignments and reading lists
complement the material in the main text


From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:50:56 -0400
Subject: New book, Osman Guler's Foundations of Optimization

Osman Guler's Foundations of Optimization has been published.

Covers the fundamental principles of optimization in finite dimensions.
Develops the necessary background material in differential calculus.
All the standard topics of mathematical programming covered.
Over two hundred of well-chosen problems included as well as many
worked-out examples.


From: Jigar Halani <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:45:41 -0400
Subject: Student Research Symposium (HiPC 2010), India, Dec 2010

Student Research Symposium at
HiPC-10: International Conference on High Performance Computing
Dec 19, 2010 Goa, India

HiPC 2010 will feature the third student research symposium on High
Performance Computing (HPC) aimed at stimulating and fostering student
research, and providing an international forum to highlight student
research accomplishments. The symposium will also expose students to
the best practices in HPC in academia and industry. The one-day
symposium will feature brief presentations by student authors on their
research, followed by a poster exhibit. Short invited talks by leading
HPC researchers/practitioners will be included in the program. The
conference reception and the industry mixer will provide opportunities
for students to interact with HPC researchers and practitioners (and
recruiters) from academia and industry. To be considered, students
should submit a 5-page extended abstract of their research.

* August 15, 2010 - Student Symposium opens for submission
* September 14, 2010 - Final deadline for submissions
* Submission procedures and other details are available at the Student

Please see web site for complete details on eligibility, etc.


From: Mehi Al-Baali <>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 08:33:02 -0400
Subject: Conference on Numerical Analysis and Optimization, Oman, Jan 2011

Call for participation at NAOII 2011
Second Conference on “Numerical Analysis and Optimization: Theory,
Algorithms, Applications and Technology Transfer”
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
January 3-6, 2011

Adel Abul-Magd, Sinai University, Egypt, Oleg Burdakov, Linkoping
University, Sweden, Yu-Hong Dai, Chinese Academy of Science, China, Iain
Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, Alfredo N. Iusem, Institute of
Pure and Applied Mathematics, Brazil, Valipuram S. Manoranjan, Washington
State University, USA, Jorge Moré, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, Zuhair
Nashed, University of Central Florida, USA, Dominique Orban, Montreal
University, Canada, Martin Reed, University of Bath, UK, Cornelis Roos,
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Ekkehard W. Sachs, University
of Trier, Germany, Michael Saunders, Stanford University, USA, Robert C.
Sharpley, University of South Carolina, USA, Emilio Spedicato, Bergamo
University, Italy.

Registration is required for all those wishing to attend the meeting
(available places, particularly for those outside Oman, are limited). A
person wishing to participate at the conference should apply by e-mail as
early as possible. If he/she wishes to contribute a talk, abstract is
required (in latex if possible) and be arranged as follows: Title of the
talk, Name(s) of the Author(s) (the speaker should be in bold face), E-mail
address(es), Mailing address(es) with affiliation, keywords, and text of
abstract (maximum one page in 12 point).
Acceptance will be notified in due time.
Submission ended November 26, 2010.


FURTHER INFORMATION: Please visit the website


From: "Pam Bye" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:59:16 +0100
Subject: Modelling in Industrial Maintenance & Reliability, UK, Apr 2011

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
7th International Conference on
Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability
Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, UK, 17-19 April 2011

Abstracts submitted by 11th October 2010

Conference website:


From: Hans Munthe-Kaas <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:39:36 +0200
Subject: Associate Professor Bergen Norway

The Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway,
has a vacant Associate Professor position in applied and computational

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2010.

Full announcement:
More info: Head of Department Professor Jarle Berntsen, .

The position is open to applicants having a PhD in Applied and/or
Computational mathematics at the closing date 9/15/2010. The research
group in applied and computational mathematics is today involved in
many research areas including numerical and applied analysis, image
processing, fluid mechanics, ocean modelling, geometric integration,
quantum mechanical computations, and reservoir mechanics. The
successful applicant is expected to contribute to strengthening one or
more of these research areas.

The Norwegian academic system has two permanent positions Associate
professor ("Forsteamanuensis") and Professor. Associate professors
have the opportunity to apply for promotion to full professor
according to competence. Annual closing date for such applications is
15 September.

Bergen is the second largest Norwegian city, with 250.000
inhabitants. It is a charming city with strong connections to Europe,
both historically and currently. International direct flights to
Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Gdansk,
among other cities, makes traveling quick and convenient to and from
Bergen. Bergen is a cultural city with several annual music festivals
and frequent summer concerts by top international artists.

The Department of Mathematics has 30 permanent faculty members: 11 in
pure mathematics and mathematical didactics, 13 in applied and
computational mathematics and 6 in statistics. The department has 6
administrative staff members. In addition, there are a number of PhD
students and externally funded positions. A strength of the department
is a good social atmosphere and good interactions between different
branches of mathematics, pure and applied.


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 15:05:17 -0400
Subject: Position in Applied Mathematics, Brown Univ

Division of Applied Mathematics
Brown University
Position in Applied Mathematics

The Division of Applied Mathematics seeks applicants for a tenure-track
or tenured open rank position. Area of emphasis is scientific
computing. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2011.
Postdoctoral experience as well as good communication and teaching
skills are required.

To apply for this position, please visit
and submit the relevant materials (AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae,
a concise description of research interests and goals, representative
preprints and reprints, and at least 3 letters of recommendation for
tenure-track applications or a list of 5 potential letter writers for
applications for a tenured position) online.

Alternatively, applications can be sent to
Attn: Faculty Search
Professor Paul Dupuis, Chairman
Division of Applied Mathematics
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912, USA

To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received
by November 7, 2010. Applications received after this date may still be
considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Brown University is an affirmative-action/equal-opportunity employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


From: Ronald Haynes <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:09:30 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position in High Performance Computing at Memorial

Post Doctoral Fellowship
High Performance Computing for Geophysical Applications
Memorial University

The project “High Performance Computing for Geophysical Applications”,
an interdisciplinary project between the Departments of Earth Science,
Physics and Physical Oceanography, and Mathematics and Statistics at
Memorial University of Newfoundland, is seeking candidates for TWO
Post- Doctoral Fellowship positions. The purpose of this project is to
develop algorithms and software for the numerical modelling and
inversion of geophysical data using high-performance, multi-core,
shared- memory computer architectures. Development will be carried out
on a dedicated large-scale multiprocessor computer that is to be
purchased as part of the project.

Particular goals of the project include: the implementation of an
interactive 3D pre-stack seismic migration algorithm for multi-core,
shared-memory computational environments; the implementation of
adaptive beam-forming methodology on a parallel computational
architecture; and the development of 3D seismic and joint
seismic–gravity–EM inversion algorithms. The two Post- Doctoral
Fellows will be expected to contribute towards the attainment of these

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Geophysics, Physics,
Computational Science, or similar discipline with a background in
scientific computation and experience programming in at least one of
the two major languages FORTAN90 and C/C++. Candidates who are in the
final year of a PhD programme and who will have completed all the
requirements for their programme by the start date of the position
will also be considered.

The positions are for two years, with the possibility of extension to
a third year subject to budgetary constraints. The start-date for both
positions is negotiable, but before April 1st 2011 is preferred.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, or to apply for one of the positions, please contact:

J. P. Whitehead, PhD
Professor, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada, A1B 2X7



From: Katja Mombaur <>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 17:07:02 +0200
Subject: PostDoc Position in Optimal Control at IWR, Heidelberg

PostDoc Position in Optimal Control at IWR, Heidelberg

The Optimization in Robotics & Biomechanics group at the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at
the University of Heidelberg, Germany is seeking a
PostDoc candidate for a joint European project with the
LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse.

The goal of the project is the development of numerical
algorithms for the generation and control of optimal paths
in complex changing environments and their application
to industrial robots in a manufacturing scenario as well as
the humanoid robot HRP-2.

The ideal candidate has a Doctoral degree in Applied
Mathematics, Robotics or Computer Science and
experience in nonlinear optimization, direct optimal
control techniques, numerical simulation and mechanical
modeling, as well as excellent programming skills.

The position is offered for 18 months, starting in
November 2010.

Please send your application, including a statement of
motivation, curriculum vitae, a summary of your PhD thesis,
two sample papers, as well as names and addresses of two
references to

Prof. Dr. Katja Mombaur
IWR , Universitaet Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
kmombaur at


From: Yousef Saad <>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:03:00 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Postdoc in numerical linear algebra, Univ. Minnesota

POSITION AVAILABLE: Postdoctoral Associate in numerical linear
algebra at the University of Minnesota

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available to work on research
projects related to numerical linear algebra methods in computational
materials science. The projects involve high performance algorithms
(e.g., solving very large eigenvalue problems) in the study of
electronic structures of materials.

Details on this position, including requirements and instructions for
applying are available at


From: Amanda Leslie <>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:41:49 -0400
Subject: Engineering/Mathematical & Physical Modeling Project @
Vicksburg, MI

Project #ERDC-CHL-LC-2010-311
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Coastal &
Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) performs research
on ocean, estuarine, riverine, and watershed systems in support of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the
Department of Defense (DoD) Task Force in support of the Ocean
Commission. A
multi-disciplinary team of scientists,
engineers, and support personnel work in CHL's internationally known,
facilities. This team has developed stateof-
the-art experimental and computational models for solving water resource
problems worldwide. CHL research and
development addresses water resource and navigation challenges in a variety
of hydrodynamic systems include aquifers,
watersheds, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, estuaries, harbors, coastal inlets,
and wetlands. Physical facilities of approximately
1.7 million square feet and high-performance computing facilities at the
Supercomputing Research Center
( are the basic infrastructure for producing
edge products for successful coastal, inland
water resources, and navigation management. CHL work, although primarily in
support of the DoD and the Corp's
districts, also interfaces with other federal, state and local agencies,
academia, conservation groups, and the general
public, as appropriate.
The Research Participation Program for USACE-ERDC-CHL provides
to participate in new and on-going
applied research and development projects. Research projects range from
design guidance to three-dimensional
computational models. Focus is placed on inland and coastal navigation,
military logistics over the shore, dredging, flood
control, storm and erosion protection, waterway restoration, fish passage,
hydro-environmental modeling, water/land
management, and other water and sediment-related issues facing the nation.
Two postdoctoral research appointments are available at the Hydrologic
Systems Branch, Flood and Storm Protection
Division of the Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
participant will conduct advanced research
and development in computational engineering and applied mathematics and
integrate it with existing CHL research and
development projects.
This appointment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
„X Research and development for a wide range of military and civilian
engineering projects that depend on
state-of-the-art models for hydrodynamic processes including: free-surface
flow, turbulent flow, subsurface
flow, sediment transport, reactive transport, and fluid/structure
interaction, utilizing on-site, high-performance
computing facilities at the ERDC DSRC. Participants may be stationed at top
academic research centers or
at CHL and are expected to incorporate state-of-the-art techniques and
from their research directly into
CHL computational models.
„X Applicants should demonstrate detailed knowledge of a promising
avenue of
research. Research areas of
particular interest to CHL include mathematical models for understanding
surface and subsurface processes
in natural and engineered environments and computational methods that
significantly improve or extend
simulation capabilities for multi-scale, multi-physics processes such as
multi-phase flow, fluid/structure
interaction, morphology change, and environmental fate and transport.
Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in engineering,
mathematics, physics or related discipline within five
years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for
the degree should be expected on or about the
starting date. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without
regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical
or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or
disabled veteran. Other applicants will be considered on
a case-by-case basis.
The participants will be selected based on academic records,
recommendations, applied research interests and
compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at
CHL and/or the host Installation.
The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to four
additional years based upon recommendation
of ERDC-CHL and subject to availability of funds. The appointment is full
time at CHL.
The participant will receive a monthly stipend. The stipend rate is
determined based upon level of education, training, and
experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to
established policies. Travel and other
costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and
approved by ORISE and the host installation.
The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health
plans are available through the Oak Ridge
Institute for Science and Education for Postgraduate Internship
participants. The appointment is full time at the host
Applications are accepted and processed on a continuing basis. The Research
Participation Program for ERDC-CHL is
administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Maryland
Office. Please reference Project #ERDCCHL-
LC-2010-311 when calling, emailing, or writing for information. For
immediate consideration applicants may forward
resumes or vitas to the email address listed below. Additional information
and application material can be found on the
following website


From: Daan Huybrechs <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:17:18 -0400
Subject: PhD position in scientific computing at K.U.Leuven, Belgium

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Numerical Analysis and
Applied Mathematics division of the Computer Science Department at
in Belgium.

The project involves the numerical simulation of wave scattering and
propagation problems using boundary element methods, with an emphasis on
frequencies and with applications in acoustics and electromagnetics. The
is to drastically reduce the necessary degrees of freedom by studying and
incorporating the asymptotic behaviour of the solution. The required
asymptotic analysis has already been carried out for a great variety of
problems in the last couple of decades, yet this knowledge has not been
exploited to its full extent. The challenge of the project is to bring
existing ingredients together, thereby turning mathematics into

A slightly longer description of the project can be found on the website of
the Arenberg Doctoral School:
Feel free to contact for more details and

Please apply using the above link.


From: Jens-Dominik Mueller <>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:07:22 +0100
Subject: PhD studentship in adjoint-based flow optimisation

A PhD studentship is available at Queen Mary, University of London on
adjoint-based flow optimisation. The applicant will further develop an
industrial in-house adjoint solver and integrate it into an effective
design loop using constrained optimisation algorithms.

For further information, please see
application deadline is September 6.

Jens-Dominik Müller
School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary, University of London


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:38:32 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing 45(1-3) 2010

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 45, Numbers 1-3, October-November-December 2010
Special issue in memory of Professor David Gottlieb

Sigal Gottlieb and Chi-Wang Shu, pp.1-2.

An Example of High Order Residual Distribution Scheme
Using non-Lagrange Elements
R. Abgrall and J. Trefilik, pp.3-25.

A Compact Fourth Order Scheme for the Helmholtz Equation
in Polar Coordinates
S. Britt, S. Tsynkov and E. Turkel, pp.26-47.

Efficient Nonlinear Solvers for Nodal High-Order Finite
Elements in 3D
Jed Brown, pp.48-63.

Numerical Methods for the Vector-Valued Solutions of
Non-smooth Eigenvalue Problems
Alexandre Caboussat and Roland Glowinski, pp.64-89.

Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems
Eric Cances, Rachida Chakir and Yvon Maday, pp.90-117.

Revisiting and Extending Interface Penalties for
Multi-domain Summation-by-Parts Operators
Mark H. Carpenter, Jan Nordstrom and David Gottlieb,

The Kemeny Constant for Finite Homogeneous Ergodic
Markov Chains
M. Catral, S.J. Kirkland, M. Neumann and N.-S. Sze,

The Barotropic Mode for the Primitive Equations
Qingshan Chen, Ming-Cheng Shiue and Roger Temam,

A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Passive
Scalar Advection
Alina Chertock, Charles R. Doering, Eugene Kashdan
and Alexander Kurganov, pp.200-214.

A Comparison of HDG Methods for Stokes Flow
B. Cockburn, N.C. Nguyen and J. Peraire, pp.215-237.

Recent Developments in the Pure Streamfunction
Formulation of the Navier-Stokes System
D. Fishelov, M. Ben-Artzi and J.-P. Croisille,

Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Solitons and
Their Interaction with Matter
Daniele Funaro, pp.259-271.

Geometric Applications of the Split Bregman Method:
Segmentation and Surface Reconstruction
Tom Goldstein, Xavier Bresson and Stanley Osher,

Analysis of Nonlinear Spectral Eddy-Viscosity Models
of Turbulence
Max Gunzburger, Eunjung Lee, Yuki Saka, Catalin
Trenchea and Xiaoming Wang, pp.294-332.

Stopping Criteria for Anisotropic PDEs in Image
A. Ilyevsky and E. Turkel, pp.333-347.

A Proof of the Stability of the Spectral Difference
Method for All Orders of Accuracy
Antony Jameson, pp.348-358.

Recovery of High Order Accuracy in Radial Basis
Function Approximations of Discontinuous Problems
Jae-Hun Jung, Sigal Gottlieb, Saeja Oh Kim, Chris
L. Bresten and Daniel Higgs, pp.359-381.

A Hybrid Algorithm for the Baer-Nunziato Model Using
the Riemann Invariants
Smadar Karni and Gerardo Hernandez-Duenas, pp.382-403.

A Central Discontinuous Galerkin Method for
Hamilton-Jacobi Equations
Fengyan Li and Sergey Yakovlev, pp.404-428.

Pseudospectral Modeling of Nano-Optics in Ag Sphere
Bang-Yan Lin, Chun-Hao Teng, Hung-Chun Chang, Hui-Hsin
Hsiao and Juen-Kai Wang and Yuh-Lin Wang, pp.429-446.

Quantification of Errors Introduced in the Numerical
Approximation and Implementation of
Smoothness-Increasing Accuracy Conserving (SIAC)
Filtering of Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) Fields
Hanieh Mirzaee, Jennifer K. Ryan and Robert M. Kirby,

A Boundary Perturbation Method for Vector
Electromagnetic Scattering from Families of Doubly
Periodic Gratings
David P. Nicholls and Joseph Orville, pp.471-486.

On Reconstruction from Non-uniform Spectral Data
Adityavikram Viswanathan, Anne Gelb, Douglas Cochran
and Rosemary Renaut, pp.487-513.

Fast Sweeping Fifth Order WENO Scheme for Static
Hamilton-Jacobi Equations with Accurate Boundary
Tao Xiong, Mengping Zhang, Yong-Tao Zhang and
Chi-Wang Shu, pp.514-536.


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:35:33 -0500
Subject: Contents, Comm. Math Sci., Vol 8, No. 4, 2010

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 8, No. 4, 2010
Table of Contents

full articles are online at

* Coarsening in high order, discrete, ill-posed diffusion equations
Catherine Kublik

* Some decay estimates of solutions for the 3-D compressible isentropic
Jianwen Zhang and Junning Zhao

* A finite time result for vanishing viscosity in the plane with
nondecaying vorticity
Elaine Cozzi

* Heterogeneous multiscale finite element method with novel numerical
integration schemes
Rui Du and Pingbing Ming

* Tailored finite point method for steady-state reaction-diffusion equations
Houde Han and Zhongyi Huang

* On the energy conservation by weak solutions of the relativistic
Vlasov-Maxwell system
Reinel Sospedra-Alfonso

* A level set approach to modeling general service rules in supply chains
Christian Ringhofer

* A strategy for non-strictly convex transport costs and the example of
â•‘x-yâ•‘p in R2
Guillaume Carlier, Luigi De Pascale, and Filippo Santambrogio

* Small amplitude oscillatory shear permeation flow of cholesteric liquid
crystal polymers
Zhenlu Cui

* Boundary layers in incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with Navier
boundary conditions for the vanishing viscosity limit
Xiao-Ping Wang, Ya-Guang Wang, and Zhouping Xin

* Strong convergence of principle of averaging for multiscale stochastic
dynamical systems
Di Liu

* Global existence and finite dimensional global attractor for a 3D double
viscous MHD-α model
Davide Catania and Paolo Secchi

* Gaussian beam approach for the boundary value problem of high frequency
Helmholtz equation
Chunxiong Zheng

* Periodic homogenization of the inviscid G-equation for incompressible
Jack Xin and Yifeng Yu

* On the Chang and Cooper scheme applied to a linear Fokker-Planck equation
Christophe Buet and Stephane Dellacherie

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