NA Digest Thursday, October 7, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 40

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From: Joseph Grcar <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 13:26:25 -0700
Subject: Gaussian elimination and Stigler's law

Hello NA Digest,

Gaussian elimination is an example of Stigler’s law (discoveries are
not named after the discoverers). The algorithm was invented in China
about 2000 years ago, and it was reinvented in Europe more recently,
so it is surprising that the European source has not been identified
until now.

The European development has three phases. First came the
"schoolbook" method. What we learn in high school is a much-imitated
algebra lesson by Isaac Newton, which appeared in 1707. Second were
methods for professional computers. Until recently, the chief use for
Gaussian elimination was to solve normal equations by hand. Third
were matrix descriptions. The schoolbook and professional methods
were interpreted to form triangular factors in the 1930s and 40s.

How the origin of the algorithm became confused with Carl Friedrich
Gauss (who was born in 1777) is an interesting story about mathematics
and technology that I would be happy to present at your institution.
The subject is appropriate for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Historia Mathematica has just published my paper about the history of
Gaussian elimination. You can find it by going to by going to
and then entering the identifier 10.1016/

Joseph Grcar


From: Kai Diethelm <>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 03:50:28 -0400
Subject: Reproducibility of results of parallel algorithms

In volume 2010, issue 36 of the NA-Digest I had asked for parallel
solvers for
linear systems that compute their results in a reproducible manner. A number
of NA digest readers have asked me to make the incoming responses
available to
the NA community. I have therefore compiled a brief summary of the replies
that I have received and posted them at the web site


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 19:42:49 -0400
Subject: The John von Neumann Lecture - Suggestions invited - due Oct . 8

The John von Neumann Lecture - Invitation for suggestions - DUE OCTOBER 8

The John von Neumann Lecture is one of SIAM's most prestigious prizes as
well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting. It is awarded
annually for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of
applied mathematical sciences and for the effective communication of these
ideas to the community.

The 2011 John von Neumann Lecturer will receive a certificate and a
award of $5,000 and will present a survey lecture at ICIAM 2011, to be held
July 18-22, 2011, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

The selection committee welcomes your suggestions of individuals for this
prize and will receive them THROUGH OCTOBER 8, 2010. You may submit your
suggestions on the web form found at Inquiries
should be
addressed to Calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:48:28 -0400
Subject: New Book, Discrete Integrable Systems

New Book: Discrete Integrable Systems: QRT Maps and Elliptic Surfaces by
J.J. Duistermaat, Series: Springer Monographs in Mathematics
<> , Vol. 304, 1st Edition., 2010,
XXII, 627 p., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-7116-6

The rich subject matter in this book brings in mathematics from
different domains, especially from the theory of elliptic surfaces and
dynamics.The material comes from the author's insights and understanding
of a birational transformation of the plane derived from a discrete
sine-Gordon equation, posing the question of determining the behavior of
the discrete dynamical system defined by the iterates of the map. The
aim of this book is to give a complete treatment not only of the basic
facts about QRT maps, but also the background theory on which these maps
are based. Readers with a good knowledge of algebraic geometry will be
interested in Kodaira's theory of elliptic surfaces and deal with the
collection of nontrivial applications presented here. While
prerequisites for some readers will demand their knowledge of quite a
bit of algebraic- and complex analytic geometry, different categories of
readers will be able to become familiar with any selected interest in
the book without having to make an extensive journey through the


From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:12:47 -0400
Subject: New Book, Topology, Geometry and Gauge fields

Topology, Geometry and Gauge fields: Foundations, Series: Texts in
Applied Mathematics <> , Vol. 25,
Naber, Gregory L., 2nd Edition., 2011, XX, 440 p., Hardcover, ISBN:

This is a book on topology and geometry, and like any book on subjects
as vast as these, it has a point of view that guided the selection of
topics. The author's point of view is that the rekindled interest that
mathematics and physics have shown in each other of late should be
fostered, and that this is best accomplished by allowing them to
cohabit. The goal is to weave together rudimentary notions from the
classical gauge theories of physics and the topological and geometrical
concepts that became the mathematical models of these notions. The
reader is assumed to have a minimal understanding of what an
electromagnetic field is, a willingness to accept a few of the more
elementary pronouncements of quantum mechanics, and a solid background
in real analysis and linear algebra with some of the vocabulary of
modern algebra. To such a reader we offer an excursion that begins with
the definition of a topological space and finds its way eventually to
the moduli space of anti-self-dual SU(2)-connections on S4 with
instanton number -1. This second edition of the book includes a new
chapter on singular homology theory and a new appendix outlining
Donaldson's beautiful application of gauge theory to the topology of
compact, simply connected , smooth 4-manifolds with definite
intersection form.


From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:02:59 -0400
Subject: New Book, Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials

New Book: Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials: Engineering
Use of Group-Theoretic Bifurcation Theory, second edition, Series:
Applied Mathematical Sciences <> , Vol.
149, Authors: Ikeda, Kiyohiro, Murota, Kazuo, ISBN: 978-1-4419-7075-6

This book provides a modern investigation into the bifurcation phenomena
of physical and engineering problems. Systematic methods - based on
asymptotic, probabilistic, and group-theoretic standpoints - are used to
examine experimental and computational data from numerous examples
(soil, sand, kaolin, concrete, domes).
For mathematicians, static bifurcation theory for finite-dimensional
systems, as well as its implications for practical problems, is
illuminated by the numerous examples. Engineers may find this book, with
its minimized mathematical formalism, to be a useful introduction to
modern bifurcation theory.

This second edition strengthens the theoretical backgrounds of group
representation theory and its application, uses of block-diagonalization
in bifurcation analysis, and includes up-to-date topics of the
bifurcation analysis of diverse materials from rectangular
parallelepiped sand specimens to honeycomb cellular solids.


From: Jared Tanner <>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 06:22:35 -0400
Subject: GPU workshop, University of Edinburgh, Oct. 2010

GPU workshop, University of Edinburgh, Oct. 26th 14:00-17:00
Darwin Building, Lecture Theatre G10

General-Purpose Graphics Processing Units are changing the
landscape of high performance computing, with the current number
one theoretical peak performance supercomputer Nebulae based
GPUs. This workshop is composed of 2.5 hours of presentations on
the architecture and capabilities of the new Tesla series GPUs, as
well as exemplar applications. Talks will be given by two of the
nVIDIA researchers: Chris Butler and Timothy Lanfear.

There is no need to register or registration fee, all are welcome.
This event is sponsored by the Centre for Numerical Algorithms
and Intelligent Software as well as the Edinburgh Compressed Sensing

Maps and further details available at:

Jared Tanner


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 03:56:59 -0400
Subject: 13th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference, London, Nov 2010

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
13th Early Career Mathematicians Conference
Saturday 20th November 2010 – De Morgan House, London

The conferences attract mathematicians from around the UK, studying and
working in universities, schools and in many sectors of industry. The
conferences are held twice a year giving delegates the opportunity to hear
talks and participate in workshops on all aspects of mathematics as well as
networking with other mathematicians.

Come along for a great day of Mathematics!

IMA Member: £20.00
Non Member: £30.00
Student: £10.00

Conference webpage:

To register for this conference, please visit:

For general queries contact:


From: "Dr George A. Constantinides" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:28:54 -0400
Subject: Workshop, FPGA-based Scientific Computing, France, March 2011

We are organising a workshop at DATE 2011 on the subject “Design
Methods and Tools for FPGA- based Acceleration of Scientific
Computing”. We would very much welcome your submissions of abstracts,
for possible presentation as posters at the workshop.

Full CfP available at

Deadline for 1-page abstracts: 13 November 2010

George Constantinides, Imperial College
Brent Nelson, Brigham Young University
Satnam Singh, Microsoft Research


From: Brigitte Forster <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:12:35 -0400
Subject: GAMM 2011: Mathematical image processing, Austria, Apr 2011

GAMM Goes Graz – Join the Meeting 2011

The GAMM cordially invites you to its 82nd Annual Scientific Conference in
Graz, Austria, April 18 - 21, 2011.

We announce the Section
S21 Mathematical image processing
(Organizers: Brigitte Forster (TU München), Stephen Keeling (U Graz))
and are inviting you to submit a contribution.

More information and a form to upload abstracts can be found at
We are looking forward to your participation at GAMM 2011.

With the best regards,

Brigitte Forster, Technische Universität München, and
Stephen Keeling, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz


From: Michael Overton <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 22:02:00 -0400
Subject: Householder Symposium XVIII, Tahoe City, California, June 2011

Final Announcement

Householder Symposium XVIII on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held on
June 12-17, 2011, at the Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge in Tahoe
City, California, on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe. This meeting is
the eighteenth in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg Symposia.
The series of conferences is named after its founder Alston S.
Householder, one of the pioneers in numerical linear algebra. The
meeting is very informal, with the intermingling of young and
established researchers a priority. Participants are expected to attend
the entire meeting. The fourteenth Householder Award for the best thesis
in numerical linear algebra since January 1, 2008 will be presented.

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. Applications are
solicited from researchers in numerical linear algebra, matrix theory,
and related areas such as optimization, differential equations, signal
processing, and control. Each attendee is given the opportunity to
present a talk. Some talks will be plenary lectures, while others will
be shorter presentations arranged in parallel sessions. To apply for an
invitation to attend the meeting, please go to:

For full consideration, conference applications must be received by
***October 31, 2010***. Invitations will be sent in January 2011.

It is expected that partial support will be available for some students,
early career participants, and participants from countries with limited


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 13:31:56 -0400
Subject: Intl Congress Industrial & Applied Mathematics ICIAM,
Vancouver, Jul 2011

After many years of planning, we are now less than a year away from ICIAM
2011! Here are some highlights and updates:

--Thematic minisymposia to be presented at ICIAM 2011, encompassing over 20
areas in applied and industrial mathematics, have been announced. Check out
the entire list (!

--Submissions for contributed minisymposia are due October 18th with
decisions to be expected by November 8. Make sure to check the ICIAM 2011
website ( often to learn more about the speakers
and minisymposia taking place. Abstracts are being added daily.

--We now have ICIAM 2011 travel subsidies available for students and early
career researchers in the US, mathematical sciences students in Canada, and
delegates from developing nations. Please check the travel subsidies page ( for further information.

--If you have questions about visas to attend ICIAM—including whether or
you need one—visit the travel subsidies and visas section of the website
( There you will find links to important
information about visa applications, processing times, and locations of
Canadian visa offices around the world.

--Keep checking the ICIAM 2011 website ( for new
information, and be sure to check your mailbox! Over the past month, ICIAM
2011 posters have gone out to member societies and scientists around the
world. If you haven’t already received one, you can request a copy at

--Keep up to date with ICIAM deadlines, announcements and reminders by
signing up for e-lerts (, or by following ICIAM
2011 on Twitter (

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!
Arvind Gupta, President, ICIAM 2011, CEO & Scientific Director, MITACS


From: Nilima Nigam <>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 16:43:19 -0400
Subject: Intl. Conf. on Math/Numerical Aspects of Waves, Vancouver, Jul 2011

Dear colleagues
WAVES 2011, the 10th International Conference on Mathematical
and Numerical Aspects of WAVES, will be held in Vancouver, July 25-29,
2011. WAVES is also a satellite conference of ICIAM 2011. The themes for
meeting include, but are not restricted to: Forward and Inverse
Scattering, Fast
Computational Techniques, Numerical Analysis, Approximate Boundary
Conditions, Domain Decomposition, Analytical & Semi-analytical Methods,
Nonlinear Wave Phenomena, Water Waves and Coastal Modeling, Guided Waves
and Random Media, Medical and Seismic Imaging.

**Invited speakers**
Uri Ascher (University of British Columbia)
Martin Costabel, (IRMAR, Rennes)
Frederic Dias, (ENS Cachan)
Omar Ghattas, (ICES, U. Texas)
Isaac Harari, (Tel Aviv University)
Fernando Reitich, (University of Minnesota at Twin Cities)
Joannes Westerink,(Notre Dame University)
Frank Wise(Cornell University)

For more information please see

Abstract submission is now open for contributed talks and posters. All
refereed and accepted abstracts will be included in the WAVES book of
abstract. For more information on the submission process, please visit:

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver!
-Nilima Nigam (on behalf of the local organizers).


From: Ulrich Rde <>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 16:18:55 +0200
Subject: New Topical Sections in SISC

The SIAM J. on Scientific Computing (SISC) has introduced a new editorial
policy as of October 5, 2010. Based on its traditional strengths in
computing, it will widen its scope more towards Computational Science and
Engineering and also to acknowledge the growing importance of software

SISC submissions will be classified into three categories, labeled as:

1. Methods and Algorithms for Scientific Computing
2. Computational Methods in Science and Engineering
3. Software and High-Performance Computing

The new section editors will be Jan Hesthaven (Brown), Irad Yavneh
(Technion), and Tamara Kolda (Sandia), respectively.

SISC will maintain its traditional rigorous review process that has made it
one of the top applied math journals worldwide.

We believe that these topical sections reflect the rapid growth of the field
and the increasing importance of computing in all sciences. The whole
computational science and applied math community is invited to submit their
research papers in the traditional and the new areas to SISC. After Oct 5,
authors will be asked to assign their paper to one of the topical sections.

The full text of the editorial policy is accessible on the SISC
home page. Please help to make it a success.

Best regards,
Ulrich Ruede
Editor-in-Chief, SISC,


From: YG Wang <>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:25:43 +0800
Subject: Shanghai Jiaotong University recruiting mathematicians

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
mathematics, including: algebra and number theory, analysis, geometry and
topology, applied and computational mathematics, and statistics. 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

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

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: Layachi Hadji <>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:27:50 -0400
Subject: Assistant Professor position in comp math at the University of

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professor appointment in the area of computational/numerical
mathematics starting August 16, 2011. Preference will be given to candidates
with expertise in developing state of the art large scale computational
techniques used to solve mathematical models related to a wide range of
applications in science, finance and engineering. An interest in enhancing
cross-campus research activities would be desirable. Candidates must
possess a
doctorate degree in mathematical science or a closely related field at the
time of appointment. Applicants should apply online at; attach a curriculum vitae along with a letter of
application, a description of current research and future professional
a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be sent to: Chair of the Numerical/Computation Search
Committee, Department of Mathematics, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa,
AL 35487-0350. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and will
continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The University of
Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively
diversity among its employees. Women and minority candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply. For more information about the department and the
university visit our website at


From: Misha Kilmer <>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 20:41:47 -0400
Subject: Tenure-track asst. prof. position in Scientific Computing,
Tufts Univ.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship,
Scientific Computing.

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to begin
September 1, 2011. Applicants must show promise of outstanding research in
the area of Scientific Computing and evidence of strength in teaching a
range of courses in mathematics, including upper-level undergraduate and
graduate courses in applied mathematics. The teaching load will be two
per semester. Preference will be given to candidates who show potential for
interaction with existing applied mathematics research efforts in the
department, including computational partial differential equations,
computational neuroscience, numerical linear algebra, and inverse problems.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research
statement and a teaching statement. All of these documents should be
submitted electronically through In addition,
applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be
electronically on their behalf through If a
recommender cannot submit online, we will accept signed PDF attachments sent
to or paper letters mailed to SC Search Committee
Chair, Department of Mathematics, Bromfield-Pearson Hall, Tufts University,
Medford, MA 02155. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 22, 2010 and
will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to
the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are
encouraged to apply.


From: Achim Schroll <>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 10:53:12 -0400
Subject: Faculty position in computational mathematics at SDU, Odense, DK

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University
of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applicants for a faculty position
in computational mathematics. We are looking for candidates with an
exceptional track record in research in numerical mathematics and
especially computational (stochastic and/or partial) differential
equations. A commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring is also

The official announcement with instructions for applicants is
available from the website

For further information please contact Head of Department Claus


From: "Hartman-Baker, Rebecca J." <>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:42:15 -0400
Subject: Postdocs in simulation of subsurface flow at ORNL

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is
seeking a postdoctoral research associate for the project "Massively
Parallel Block Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement on Hybrid Architectures
for Subsurface Flow Applications."

Predictive modeling of subsurface reactive flows is a daunting task because
of the wide range of spatial and time scales involved. Uniform grids can
resolve features only on the order of meters at best. The PFLOTRAN project
is aimed at developing the tools and methods needed for the next-generation
massively parallel codes for multiphase, multicomponent reactive flow and

You will play a major role in developing scalable groundwater flow
applications in PFLOTRAN with an emphasis on CO2 sequestration problems on
massively parallel hybrid multicore-GPU architectures. This will involve
research and development of efficient multilevel solution algorithms for PDE
systems on dynamic block-structured adaptive grids. You will be part of a
multidisciplinary team of scientists at national laboratories and
universities, including geologists, applied mathematicians, and computer

Qualifications: The ideal applicant will have
* Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field
* Experience developing or using object-oriented block-structured adaptive
mesh refinement libraries
* Experience developing or using multigrid and multilevel solution
algorithms for elliptic PDE systems
* Knowledge of nonlinear solvers, Krylov solvers, and preconditioning
* Programming experience in C++ and/or Fortran 90
* Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
* Experience with PETSc, Hypre, SAMRAI libraries
* Parallel programming experience with MPI
* Programming experience with CUDA is a plus

The position is for a period of two years.

To apply, please view the general OLCF computational scientist postdoctoral
research associate listing at
and follow the instructions for application.

A postgraduate position is also available for the same project. The
position involves identifying key kernels in the code and developing
implementations to run on GPGPUs, working with domain and computational
scientists. A master's or PhD in a relevant field is required.

For more details (including how to apply) please view the full listing at:

For further information on this position, please contact:
Dr. Rebecca Hartman-Baker,
Dr. Bobby Philip,


From: "Fran Moshiri" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 12:10:22 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral Instructorship Position at Rice University

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,
Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,,
invites applications for postdoctoral instructorships including Pfeiffer
Instructorships. All instructors in the Department are appointed for two
academic years, with possible extension for a third year. The term of
appointment may begin at any time after January 1, 2011. Candidates should
have a PhD in Applied Mathematics and have demonstrated potential for
excellence in both research and teaching.

Instructors teach one lecture course each semester, and conduct research in
collaboration with a faculty mentor. The Pfeiffer Instructorships honor
Professor Emeritus Paul Pfeiffer, a founding member of the department.

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of
excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education.
The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research
programs in optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse
problems, mathematical biology, and partial differential equations.
Interdisciplinary work is a fundamental aspect of the Department's program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and
descriptions of research plans and teaching experience to

Staffing Committee - Postdoctoral Instructorships
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
MS 134
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston Texas 77005-1892

At least three letters of reference are required; the candidate should have
these sent directly to the above address.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.


From: "Hartman-Baker, Rebecca J." <>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:44:40 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral position in molecular biophysics at ORNL

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is
seeking a postdoctoral research associate to perform research and
development in molecular biophysics. The work will involve research and
software development in the areas of molecular physics, molecular dynamics,
and massively parallel and GPGPU computing. You will play a major role in
the development of molecular dynamics algorithms and software ready for next
generation hybrid supercomputers. You will work with scientists to perform
and optimize large-scale predictive simulations of biological systems. You
will be part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists at national
laboratories and universities, including biologists, physicists, applied
mathematicians, and computer scientists. Successful applicants will be
expected to develop new ideas and publish in journals and conferences. The
position is for two years.

Qualifications (required):
* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or
related field with a record of academic excellence
* Experience in the development of molecular physics software
* Programming experience in C++ and object-oriented computational science
* Experience with molecular dynamics for predictive simulation
* Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
* Research experience in your field of expertise as evidenced by
presentations, technical publications, released software, and/or work with
* Motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter

Qualifications (desired):
* Experience with simulation of atomistic or coarse-grained biological
* Programming experience with MPI
* Programming experience with CUDA or OpenCL
* Experience in running, debugging, and profiling parallel codes
* Experience with Matlab, Mathematica, Octave, or related software

How to apply:
To apply, please view the general OLCF computational scientist postdoctoral
research associate listing at and
follow the instructions for application.

For further information on this position, please contact: Dr. Rebecca
Hartman-Baker, or Dr. Michael Brown,


From: "Charles H. Tong" <>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:03:22 -0700
Subject: Postdoc in UQ at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory is seeking outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral
position to perform research and development in the broad area of
Uncertainty Quantification (UQ). The research will encompass intrusive,
non-intrusive and hybrid methods and methodologies for multi-physics and
multi-scale systems. Successful candidates will research innovative UQ
techniques, develop software to evaluate their performance, apply the
methods to applications of interest to the Department of Energy, and
publish results in reports and/or refereed journals/conference
Eligible candidates are recent PhD's in applied mathematics, statistics,
computer science, or related engineering disciplines. In addition, the
ability to conduct independent research, strong background in software
design and development, and parallel computing experience are desirable.

To apply, go to and search for posting 009393.


From: Mats G Larson <>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 08:28:50 -0400
Subject: PhD position in computational mathematics at Umea University

PhD position in Computational Mathematics

The PhD candidate will work in a research group in computational
The research group focuses on development of computer methods for
simulation of
partial differential equations with applications in solid, fluid, and bio
mechanics. The research activities are interdisciplinary and build on a
combination of mathematics, computer science, and applications. Possible
research themes include, a posteriori error estimates and adaptive finite
element methods, model reduction methods for mechanical systems, adaptive
methods for complex flow problems, multiscale methods, and discontinuous
Galerkin methods. Research projects are in general done in close
with industrial and/or academic partners. Knowledge of finite element
numerical analysis, partial differential equations, mathematical
modeling, fluid
and solid mechanics, and programming in Matlab and C++ is qualifying.

for the complete announcement.

For more information, contact Professor Mats G. Larson, +46-(0)90-786 5502, or Head of the Department Robert Johansson,
090-786 93

Application deadline is October 22, 2010


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:48:44 -0700
Subject: Computational Science Ph.D. Studies in San Diego

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program ( joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and
Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include
Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics,
Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity,
Material Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical

Please take a look here for details about the program including
application process. We start taking Applications Oct 1.


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 14:28:47 -0400
Subject: Contents, SCPE 11(3)

SCPE -- volume 11 issue 3 has been released

Special Issue: Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Computing: an
Application Perspective

Editors: Pasqua D'Ambra, Daniela di Serafino, Mario Rosario Guarracino and
Francesca Perla


Special Issue Papers

* Introduction to the special issue: Parallel, Distributed and Network-based
Computing: an Application Perspective
Pasqua D'Ambra, Daniela di Serafino, Mario Rosario Guarracino and
Francesca Perla, page i

* Optimizing Image Content-Based Query Applications Over High Latency
Communication Media, Using Single and Multiple Port Communications
Gerassimos Barlas, pages 221–237

* Design and Analysis of a Scalable Algorithm to Monitor Chord-based P2P
Systems at Runtime
Andreas Binzenhöfer, Gerald Kunzmann and Robert Henjes, pages 239–249

* Using Grids for Exploiting the Abundance of Data in Science
Eugenio Cesario and Domenico Talia, pages 251–262

* Modeling Stream Communications in Component-based Applications
Marco Danelutto, D. Laforenza, N. Tonellotto, M. Vanneschi and C
Zoccolo, pages 263–275

* High performance computing through SoC coprocessors
Gianni Danese, Francesco Leporati, Marco Bera, Mauro Giachero, Nelson
Nazzicari and Alvaro Spelgatti, pages 277–288

* Creating, Editing, and Sharing Complex Ubiquitous Computing Environment
Configurations with CollaborationBus
Tom Gross and Nicolai Marquardt, pages 289–303

Research Papers

* Wide Area Distributed File Systems—A Scalability and Performance Survey
Kovendhan Ponnavaikko and Janakiram Dharanipragada, pages 305–325

Book Reviews

* Programming Massively Parallel Processors. A Hands-on Approach
Reviewed by Jie Cheng, page 327

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