NA Digest Monday, November 15, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 46

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From: Michael Hanke <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:32:32 -0500
Subject: Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in CSE

"Computer Simulation for Science and Engineering" (COSSE) is a
new Erasmus Mundus Master's programme in the field of
Computational Science and Engineering jointly offered by four
European universities:

- KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- Technical University of Berlin, Germany
- Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
- Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen, Germany.

Erasmus Mundus is an EU programme supporting university
cooperation at the master and doctoral levels. It aims to provide
top-quality European education to attract the best students from
all over the world. The programmes are offered by a group of
partner universities and include studies in at least two European
countries. COSSE is generously supported by the European Union
including a competitive stipend programme.

The deadline for application for the academic year 2011/12 is
November 30, 2010.

For up-to-date and more detailed information, please refer to


From: Carolyn Sellers <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:14:47 +0000
Subject: New Book, Finite Elements

Finite elements - An Introduction to the Method and Error

Ivo Babuska, John R. Whiteman and Theofanis Strouboulis
Oxford University Press; ISBN 978-0-19-850670-6

This book presents the main theoretical ideas of the finite
element method and the analysis of its errors in a way that is
accessible to students, and which demonstrates the
interrelationship between the theory and numbers produced in
practical computations. The approach is to show how the numbers
demonstrate the theory and also how the theory contributes to the
understanding of the numbers. This approach, both dual and
interacting, is a feature that we believe makes this book unique.

Recent advances in finite element error estimation mean that it
is now possible to consider the reliability of the methods, and
the assessment of reliability in major computations. This is
also discussed in the book and is a timely feature.


From: Ronald Kriemann <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:07:16 -0500
Subject: 27th GAMM-Seminar in Leipzig, Jan 2011

Second announcement

On January 26th to 28th, 2011, the 27th GAMM-Seminar Leipzig on

"Approximation of Multiparametric functions"

and related topics, e.g.,
* PDEs with Stochastic Parameters
* Numerical Methods for Quantum-Chemistry
* Algorithms for High Dimensionality, e.g.
* Sparse Grids and Low Rank Tensor Approximations

will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in
the Sciences.

Invited speakers are
* Lieven De Lathauwer (KU Leuven)
* Oliver Ernst (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)
* Michael Griebel (Universitaet Bonn)
* Daniel Kressner (ETH Zuerich)
* Hermann Matthies (TU Braunschweig)

See also the webpage

Applications can be sent to

Abstracts for talks (25 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion)
should be sent to the same address.


From: "Tadi, Mohsen" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 14:08:58 -0700
Subject: Postdoc Position in Comp Math at Naval Postgraduate School

The department of mathematics at Naval Post-graduate School (NPS)
seeks to fill two postdoctoral research associates beginning in
January 2011 or soon after. These positions require
US-citizenship. These positions are funded through a grant from
ONR and provide a very competitive salary and compensation. The
initial appointments are for one year with possibility of
renewal. The work involves the numerical investigation of
electromagnetic wave propagation at very high frequencies in
two/three dimensions. The new postdocs will join a very active
research group and work with Professor Sritharan. This group
includes 4 senior members, two other postdocs and one visiting

Preference will be given to candidates whose research areas lie
within computational mathematics, however, applications from all
areas of applied and computational mathematics and mechanics are

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a
list of publications, and names and contact points for three
individuals who can furnish letters of recommendation. Letters of
recommendations will be requested for a smaller pool of
applicants at a later time. Applications will be reviewed as they
are received.

Please submit all application materials in one .pdf file to or

Email inquiries concerning these positions may be directed to


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 19:57:03 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, M2NeT Lab, WLU, Waterloo, Canada

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Position in
Mathematical Modeling for Biophysics Applications at the M2NeT
Lab, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada. Further
information about the position and how to apply can be found at
the following website:

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by
December 15, 2010.

The position is available from January 1, 2011.


From: Santiago Badia <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 04:40:30 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Parallel Comp at CIMNE-UPC, Spain

Postdoc position in parallel solvers for sparse saddle-point
systems at CIMNE/UPC, Barcelona (Spain)

The International Center for Numerical Methods in
Engineering (CIMNE) at the Universitat Politècnica de
Catalunya (UPC) is seeking a postdoctoral candidate in parallel
sparse linear algebra for saddle-point type linear systems,
arising from the finite element approximation of Navier-Stokes,
Maxwell and Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) problems.

The candidate will belong to the newly created Computational
Mathematics and Physics department. The creation of this group is
funded by the Starting Grant COMFUS, recently awarded to
Dr. Santiago Badia by the European Research Council (ERC). COMFUS
is a five-year project that aims to advance in the field of
numerical methods for fusion reactors technology. It involves the
numerical approximation of MHD, electromagnetics and plasma

We are looking for excellent candidates holding a PhD in Computer
Science, Applied Mathematics or Computational Mechanics/Physics.
Strong background on sparse linear algebra, parallel computing
and domain decomposition techniques will be highly appreciated.

The position will remain opened till filled, but it is
recommended to apply before the end of January 2011. The
appointment can be extended to five years, and the salary,
among 32,000-39,000 EUR, will depend on experience.

Please contact for further information.
Send your application, providing CV, to:
Recommendation letters will likely be requested.

Dr. Santiago Badia,
CIMNE, Barcelona (Spain)


From: CCA <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 04:47:19 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Fellowships in Analysis at Univ of Cambridge

Applications are invited for two University Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in Analysis, one to be held in the Department of Pure
Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) and the other in
the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical
Physics (DAMTP). The Fellowships are associated with the
Cambridge Centre for Analysis, an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Training, which is a joint project of DPMMS and DAMTP.

The Fellowships are available for up to three years, commencing
on 1 October 2011 or otherwise by agreement. The appointment will
be made at an appropriate point on the University's Postdoctoral
Research Associate scale.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics and have
demonstrated a capability to produce world class research in some
branch of Analysis (including Pure, Stochastic, Applied and
Computational Analysis).

The duties of the Research Fellows are to pursue independent
research in Analysis, to pursue research interactions with
academic staff associated with the Cambridge Centre for Analysis,
and to enhance the academic environment of doctoral students.

Further information is available from

The closing date for applications is 15th December 2010


From: "Cisneros, Stephanie" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:43:37 -0700
Subject: John von Neumann Research Fellowship at Sandia NL

John von Neumann Research Fellowship

The Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center
( and the Computer Sciences and
Information Systems Center ( at
Sandia National Laboratories invite outstanding candidates to
apply for the 2011 John von Neumann Post-Doctoral Research
Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious fellowship
is supported by the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the
U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific
Computing Research ( . The
fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for innovative
research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on
advanced computing architectures with application to a broad
range of science and engineering problems of national importance.
Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. in
applied/computational mathematics or related computational
science and engineering disciplines. Applicants must have less
than three years of post-doctoral experience. This appointment
is for a one year period, with a possible renewal for a second
year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses
and a generous professional travel allowance.

Sandia is one of the country's largest research facilities
employing over 8,100 people at major facilities in Albuquerque,
New Mexico and Livermore, California. Sandia maintains research
programs in a variety of areas such as computational and discrete
mathematics, computational physics and engineering, systems
software and tools. Sandia is a world leader in large-scale
parallel computer systems, algorithms, software and applications,
and provides a collaborative and highly multidisciplinary
environment for solving computational problems at extreme scales.
Sandia has a state-of-the-art parallel-computing environment
consisting of advanced architectures, like the Cielo petascale
machine, and numerous large-scale clusters and visualization
servers, including the 160-TFlop Red Sky cluster. For more
details about the John von Neumann Fellowship, visit our website

To apply, please complete the following two steps
1) apply online at http:/ for Job ID 636511
2) submit a CV, research statement, and have three letters of
recommendation sent to Patty Hough at
Please reference "2011 VN Fellowship" in the subject line.

All applications received before January 4, 2011 will be
considered; the position will remain open until filled.

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required.
Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V


From: JanNordstrm <>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:49:12 +0100
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions in Comp Math/NA at Linkoping Univ

Multiple PhD positions + one Post Doc position in Computational
Mathematics/Numerical Analysis

The students and the Post Doc will be members in a new
group (Computational Physics Unit) that develops computational
methods for partial differential equations with applications in
physics and mechanics. Expertise and interest in initial
boundary value theory, high order methods and multi-physics
problems is qualifying.

See for the complete announcement and
details on how to apply.

For more information, contact Professor Jan Nordstrom, Email:, Tel: +46-13-28 14 59,

Application deadline is 2010-12-01


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 09:59:59 -0500
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software, 25(6)

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS),
Volume 25, Number 6 (December, 2010)
Special issue: the International Conference on Engineering
Optimization (EngOpt 2008), 1-5 June 2008, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Guest-Editors: Jose Herskovits Norman and Klaus Schittkowski

T. Aittokoski and K. Miettinen
Efficient evolutionary approach to approximate the Pareto
optimal set in multiobjective optimization, UPS-EMOA

Felipe Alvarez, Julio Lopez and C. Hector Ramirez
Interior proximal algorithm with variable metric for
second-order cone programming: applications to structural
optimization and support vector machines

Marcia A. Gomes-Ruggiero, Mael Sachine and Sandra A. Santos
A spectral updating for the method of moving asymptotes

Napsu Karmitsa and Marko M. Makela
Limited memory bundle method for large bound constrained
nonsmooth optimization: Convergence analysis

W.L. de Oliveira, C. Sagastizabal, D.D.J. Penna,
M.E.P. Maceira and J.M. Damazio
Optimal scenario tree reduction for stochastic streamflows in
power generation planning problems

S. Ozogur-Akyuz and G.-W. Weber
Infinite kernel learning via infinite and semi-infinite

Regular papers:
Luigi Grippo and Marco Sciandrone
Nonmonotone globalization of the finite-difference
Newton-GMRES method for nonlinear equations

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

Discounted individual subscription:


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:59:09 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis, 15(4)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations
ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online,
Electronical edition:
Raimondas Ciegis (Editor) Volume 15, Number 4, 2010


M. Annunziato and A. Borz. Optimal Control of Probability Density
Functions of Stochastic Processes. 393-407

R. Ciegis and M. Radziunas. Effective Numerical Integration of
Traveling Wave Model for Edge-Emitting Broad-Area Semiconductor
Lasers and Amplifiers. 409-430

J. Genys, R. Macaitiene, S. Rackauskiene and D. Siauciunas. A
Mixed Joint Universality Theorem for Zeta-Functions. 431-446

E. Ideon and P. Oja. Linear/Linear Rational Spline
Interpolation. 447-455 Changchun Liu. Qualitative Properties for
a SixthOrder Thin Film Equation. 457-471

E. Pais. Identification of Memory Kernels in Heat Flow Measuring
Heat Flux at the Ends of the Bar. 473-490

A. M. Siddiqui, T. Haroon, S. Bhatti and A. R. Ansari. A
Comparison of the Adomian and Homotopy Perturbation Methods in
Solving the Problem of Squeezing Flow Between Two Circular
Plates. 491-504

Gani Tr. Stamov and Jehad O. Alzabut. Almost Periodic Solutions
of Impulsive Integro-Differential Neural Networks. 505-516

V.A. Trofimov, T.M. Lysak, O.V. Matusevich and Sheng
Lan. Parameter Control of Optical Soliton in One-Dimensional
Photonic Crystal. 517-532

N. Vabishchevich and P. Vabishchevich. VAGO Method for the
Solution of Elliptic Second-Order Boundary Value
Problems. 533-545

Xueyong Zhou and Jingan Cui.Stability and Hopf Bifurcation of a
Delay Eco-Epidemiological Model with Nonlinear Incidence
Rate. 547-569

Y. F. Zhou, M. G. Cui and Y. Z. Lin. A Computational Method for
Nonlinear 2m-th Order Boundary Value Problems. 571-586

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