- Today's Editor:
- Tamara G. Kolda
- Sandia National Labs
- tgkolda@sandia.gov

- Gaussian elimination and Stigler's law
- Reproducibility of results of parallel algorithms
- The John von Neumann Lecture - Suggestions invited - due Oct . 8
- New Book, Discrete Integrable Systems
- New Book, Topology, Geometry and Gauge fields
- New Book, Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials
- GPU workshop, University of Edinburgh, Oct. 2010
- 13th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference, London, Nov 2010
- Workshop, FPGA-based Scientific Computing, France, March 2011
- GAMM 2011: Mathematical image processing, Austria, Apr 2011
- Householder Symposium XVIII, Tahoe City, California, June 2011
- Intl Congress Industrial & Applied Mathematics ICIAM, Vancouver,
- Jul 2011
- Intl. Conf. on Math/Numerical Aspects of Waves, Vancouver, Jul 2011
- New Topical Sections in SISC
- Shanghai Jiaotong University recruiting mathematicians
- Assistant Professor position in comp math at the University of Alabama
- Tenure-track asst. prof. position in Scientific Computing, Tufts Univ.
- Faculty position in computational mathematics at SDU, Odense, DK
- Postdocs in simulation of subsurface flow at ORNL
- Postdoctoral Instructorship Position at Rice University
- Postdoctoral position in molecular biophysics at ORNL
- Postdoc in UQ at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- PhD position in computational mathematics at Umea University
- Computational Science Ph.D. Studies in San Diego
- Contents, SCPE 11(3)
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From: Joseph Grcar <jfgrcar@comcast.net>

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

http://www.doi.org/

and then entering the identifier 10.1016/j.hm.2010.06.003

Joseph Grcar

jfgrcar@comcast.net

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From: Kai Diethelm <diethelm@gns-mbh.com>

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

http://www-public.tu-bs.de:8080/~diethelm/repro.html

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <littleton@siam.org>

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

monetary

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

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_neumann.php. Inquiries

should be

addressed to littleton@siam.org. Calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can

be found at http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php.

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From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <Donna.Chernyk@springer.com>

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

<http://www.springer.com/series/3733> , Vol. 304, 1st Edition., 2010,

XXII, 627 p., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-7116-6

http://www.springer.com/mathematics/algebra/book/978-1-4419-7116-6?chang

eHeader

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

literature.

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From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <Donna.Chernyk@springer.com>

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 <http://www.springer.com/series/1214> , Vol. 25,

Naber, Gregory L., 2nd Edition., 2011, XX, 440 p., Hardcover, ISBN:

978-1-4419-7253-8

http://www.springer.com/mathematics/geometry/book/978-1-4419-7253-8?chan

geHeader

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.

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From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <Donna.Chernyk@springer.com>

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 <http://www.springer.com/series/34> , Vol.

149, Authors: Ikeda, Kiyohiro, Murota, Kazuo, ISBN: 978-1-4419-7075-6

http://www.springer.com/mathematics/dynamical+systems/book/978-1-4419-70

75-6?changeHeader

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.

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From: Jared Tanner <jared.tanner@ed.ac.uk>

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

Group.

Maps and further details available at:

http://ecos.maths.ed.ac.uk/nVIDIA2010/

Organizer

Jared Tanner

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From: Pamela Bye <pam.bye@ima.org.uk>

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!

CONFERENCE FEES

IMA Member: £20.00

Non Member: £30.00

Student: £10.00

Conference webpage: http://www.ima.org.uk/Conferences/13_ecm/index.html

To register for this conference, please visit: http://online.ima.org.uk

For general queries contact: conferences@ima.org.uk

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From: "Dr George A. Constantinides" <gac1@ic.ac.uk>

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 http://cas.ee.ic.ac.uk/people/gac1/Workshop_CFP.pdf

Deadline for 1-page abstracts: 13 November 2010

George Constantinides, Imperial College

Brent Nelson, Brigham Young University

Satnam Singh, Microsoft Research

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From: Brigitte Forster <forster@ma.tum.de>

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

http://www.gamm2011.tugraz.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

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From: Michael Overton <overton@cs.nyu.edu>

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:

https://outreach.scidac.gov/HH11/

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

resources.

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

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 (http://tinyurl.com/2ez4zr7)!

--Submissions for contributed minisymposia are due October 18th with

decisions to be expected by November 8. Make sure to check the ICIAM 2011

website (http://www.iciam2011.com/) 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 (

http://tinyurl.com/36vdvef) for further information.

--If you have questions about visas to attend ICIAM—including whether or

not

you need one—visit the travel subsidies and visas section of the website

(http://tinyurl.com/3y29h5c). 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 (http://www.iciam2011.com/) 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

info@iciam2011.com.

--Keep up to date with ICIAM deadlines, announcements and reminders by

signing up for e-lerts (http://tinyurl.com/2d3cy7k), or by following ICIAM

2011 on Twitter (http://twitter.com/iciam2011).

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Arvind Gupta, President, ICIAM 2011, CEO & Scientific Director, MITACS

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From: Nilima Nigam <nigam@math.sfu.ca>

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

this

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 http://www.sfu.ca/WAVES/

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:

http://www.sfu.ca/WAVES/contribution_information/

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver!

-Nilima Nigam (on behalf of the local organizers).

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From: Ulrich Rde <ruede@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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

scientific

computing, it will widen its scope more towards Computational Science and

Engineering and also to acknowledge the growing importance of software

issues.

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, www.siam.org/journals/sisc.php

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From: YG Wang <ygwang@sjtu.edu.cn>

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

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@sjtu.edu.cn

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: Layachi Hadji <Lhadji@bama.ua.edu>

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:27:50 -0400

**Subject: Assistant Professor position in comp math at the University of **

Alabama

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

https://facultyjobs.ua.edu; attach a curriculum vitae along with a letter of

application, a description of current research and future professional

goals,

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

seeks

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 math.ua.edu

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From: Misha Kilmer <misha.kilmer@tufts.edu>

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

broad

range of courses in mathematics, including upper-level undergraduate and

graduate courses in applied mathematics. The teaching load will be two

courses

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 http://www.mathjobs.org. In addition,

applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be

submitted

electronically on their behalf through http://www.mathjobs.org. If a

recommender cannot submit online, we will accept signed PDF attachments sent

to misha.kilmer@tufts.edu 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

increasing

the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are

strongly

encouraged to apply.

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From: Achim Schroll <achim@imada.sdu.dk>

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

expected.

The official announcement with instructions for applicants is

available from the website

http://www.jobs.sdu.dk/vis_stilling.php?id=6140&lang=eng

For further information please contact Head of Department Claus

Michelsen, cmich@imada.sdu.dk.

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From: "Hartman-Baker, Rebecca J." <hartmanbakrj@ornl.gov>

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

transport.

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

scientists.

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

techniques

* 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

http://www.orau.org/ornl/postdocs/ornl-pd-pm/description.aspx?JobId=653

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:

http://www.orau.org/ornl/postdocs/ornl-pd-pm/description.aspx?JobId=1064

For further information on this position, please contact:

Dr. Rebecca Hartman-Baker, hartmanbakrj@ornl.gov

Dr. Bobby Philip, philipb@ornl.gov

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From: "Fran Moshiri" <fran@rice.edu>

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, www.caam.rice.edu,

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.

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From: "Hartman-Baker, Rebecca J." <hartmanbakrj@ornl.gov>

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

applications.

* Motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter

Qualifications (desired):

* Experience with simulation of atomistic or coarse-grained biological

systems

* 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

http://www.orau.org/ornl/postdocs/ornl-pd-pm/description.aspx?JobId=653 and

follow the instructions for application.

For further information on this position, please contact: Dr. Rebecca

Hartman-Baker, hartmanbakrj@ornl.gov or Dr. Michael Brown, brownw@ornl.gov

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From: "Charles H. Tong" <chtong@llnl.gov>

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

proceedings.

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 http://jobs.llnl.gov and search for posting 009393.

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From: Mats G Larson <mats.larson@math.umu.se>

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

mathematics.

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

cooperation

with industrial and/or academic partners. Knowledge of finite element

methods,

numerical analysis, partial differential equations, mathematical

modeling, fluid

and solid mechanics, and programming in Matlab and C++ is qualifying.

See

http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-844-10.html#eng

for the complete announcement.

For more information, contact Professor Mats G. Larson, +46-(0)90-786 5502,

mats.larson@math.umu.se or Head of the Department Robert Johansson,

090-786 93

65, robert.johansson@math.umu.se.

Application deadline is October 22, 2010

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From: "Jose E. Castillo" <castillo@myth.sdsu.edu>

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

Oceanography.

Please take a look here for details about the program including

application process. We start taking Applications Oct 1.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CSRCProgram?feature=mhum#g/a

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From: Marcin Paprzycki <marcin.paprzycki@ibspan.waw.pl>

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 14:28:47 -0400

**Subject: Contents, SCPE 11(3)**

SCPE -- volume 11 issue 3 has been released

http://www.scpe.org/?a=volume&v=45

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

Application Perspective

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

Francesca Perla

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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