NA Digest Monday, October 17, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 42

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From: Luigi Brugnano <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:28:34 +0200
Subject: Professor Donato Trigiante (1944-2011)

Professor Donato Trigiante (1944-2011)

Professor Donato Trigiante succumbed to cancer on September 18, 2011.
Donato Trigiante was born in Laterza, Italy, on March 31, 1944. After
graduating in Physics (1967) and in Mathematics (1970) at the
University of Turin, Italy, he worked at the IBM Research Centers in
Bari, Rome, and Yorktown Heights, from 1971 to 1980. In 1980 he was
appointed Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Bari.
In 1991 he moved at the University of Florence. Starting from 1972,
he made impressive contributions to the numerical analysis of
difference and differential equations, as well as numerical linear
algebra, though his research interests were much more wide. He was a
leading mathematics researcher, author of two research books and
numerous papers. He guided and inspired many young researchers in
Italy and abroad. Those who knew him carefully will surely remember
his great intuition, his sharp reasoning, as well as his absolute
integrity. He retired on February 2011, because of health reasons,
though he continued to discuss about research issues until a couple of
days before he died. He is survived by his wife Valeria and his
children Mario and Giuseppe. Condolences to the family may be
addressed to:

Pierluigi Amodio
Luigi Brugnano
Felice Iavernaro
Francesca Mazzia


From: Dianne O'Leary <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:42:18 -0400
Subject: Rejected Springer reprint request

On September 9, I wrote to Springer asking for a pdf file of one of my
Wang and O'Leary, Adaptive use of iterative methods in
predictor-corrector interior point methods for linear programming
Numerical Algorithms, 25 (2000) 387-406.

It took until October 8 for them to answer my request, and they
decided that I was not entitled to the pdf file of my own paper.

This doesn't seem to be the way to maintain the good will of the
community. They might have the legal right to make this decision, but
it seems to me that it is bad logic and bad business, since they rely
on us to provide, without financial compensation, the content for
their journals and the refereeing of other manuscripts.

My university does not subscribe to this journal -- too expensive --
so I was wondering if anyone had an idea of how I can obtain this pdf

Thanks much.

Dianne O'Leary


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:16:53 -0400
Subject: New Book, Elliptic Problems in Nonsmooth Domains

Announcing the Oct. 3, 2011, publication by SIAM of:

Elliptic Problems in Nonsmooth Domains, by Pierre Grisvard
2011 / Approx. xx + 410 / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-1-611972-02-3 /
List Price $99.00 / SIAM Member Price $69.30 / Order Code CL69

This classic text focuses on elliptic boundary value problems in
domains with nonsmooth boundaries and on problems with mixed boundary
conditions. Its contents are essential for an understanding of the
behavior of numerical methods for partial differential equations
(PDEs) on two-dimensional domains with corners. It provides a careful
and self-contained development of Sobolev spaces on nonsmooth domains,
develops a comprehensive theory for second-order elliptic boundary
value problems, and addresses fourth-order boundary value problems and
numerical treatment of singularities.

The book is intended for researchers and graduate students in
computational science and numerical analysis who work with theoretical
and numerical PDEs. Readers need only a background in functional
analysis to find the material accessible.

Contents: Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1: Sobolev Spaces; Chapter 2:
Regular Second-Order Elliptic Boundary Value Problems; Chapter 3:
Second-Order Elliptic Boundary Value Problems in Convex Domains;
Chapter 4: Second-Order Boundary Value Problems in Polygons; Chapter
5: More Singular Solutions; Chapter 6: Results in Spaces of Hölder
Functions; Chapter 7: A Model Fourth-Order Problem; Chapter 8:
Miscellaneous; Bibliography; Index.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,
please visit .


From: Laura Facchini <>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:55:31 -0400
Subject: Venous Hemodynamics, Italy, Oct 2011

Workshop on Venous Hemodynamics: medical problems and mathematical
modelling. October 26th, University of Trento, Italy

This one-day workshop is broadly devoted to mathematical modelling and
numerical simulation of venous blood flow and some associated medical
conditions, such as CCSVI (Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous
Insufficiency) and Multiple Sclerosis, as recently suggested by Paolo

Professor Tim Pedley (University of Cambridge, UK). Dr Leonardo
Forzoni (Esaote S.p.A., Firenze, Italy). Dr Christian Vergara
(University of Bergamo, Italy). Dr Marcella Lagana (Laboratory of
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS, Milan,
Italy). Dr Jordi Alastruey (King's College, London, UK). Professor
Jean-Frederic Gerbeau (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France). Professor M
Dumbser (University of Trento, Italy). Professor E F Toro (University
of Trento, Italy). Dr Alfonso Caiazzo (Weierstrass Institute for
Applied Analysis and Sto-chastics, Berlin, Germany) Mr Matteo Lesinigo
(Lausanne, Switzerland).

Information: Mr. Augusto Micheletti,
See also


From: Joerg Willems <>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 07:11:46 -0400
Subject: RICAM Special Semester, Austria, Nov 2011

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
(RICAM) will be hosting the workshop on "Wave Propagation and
Scattering, Inverse Problems and Applications in Energy and the
Environment". This is the third workshop in the "Special Semester on
Multiscale Simulation & Analysis in Energy and the Environment".

Workshop Organizers: I. Graham, U. Langer, M. Melenk, M. Sini

The efficient computation of wave propagation and scattering is a core
problem in numerical mathematics and arises in many applications in
energy and the environment - for example forward wave propagation in
heterogeneous media (climate modelling) and seismic inversion for
subsurface imaging (oil exploration, earthquake prediction). The
workshop will bring together key numerical mathematicians whose
interest is in the analysis and computation of wave propagation and
scattering problems, and in inverse problems, together with
practitioners whose interest is in the applications of these core

Confirmed invited speakers: H. Ammari, T. Betcke, S. Chandler-Wilde,
P. Childs, O. Dorn, M. Gander, M. Grote, R. Hiptmair, I. Livschits,
S. Minkoff, F. Nataf, T. Nguyen, R. Potthast, R. Ramlau, J. Schoeberl,
O. Steinbach, C. Stolk, R. Teazur, J. Toivanen

Poster presentations welcome, especially by PhD students and PostDocs.
Registration fee (including the conference dinner): €50
Feel free to contact the organizers by email:


From: Nicole Erle <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:10:57 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conf on Financial Math & Eng, USA, Jul 2012

Call for Papers

2012 SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics & Engineering
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
July 9-11, 2012

The Call for Papers for this conference is now available. Please
visit for more information.

January 9, 2012: Minisymposium proposals
January 30, 2012: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 16, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMFM12

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:14:02 +0200
Subject: OMS Special Issue, Charles G. Broyden

In May 2011, the optimization community lost one of its great
pioneers, with the passing away of Charles G. Broyden.

To acknowledge his fundamental contributions to the field, the journal
Optimization Methods and Software will publish a special issue
dedicated to his memory. We are soliciting original research papers on
topics, not necessarily related to quasi-Newton methods, but covered
by the journal's Aims and Scope:

Manuscript submission must be made online via the journal's ScholarOne

To specify the manuscript type, please choose "Special Issue -

The deadline for submission is 15 January 2012.


From: Alessandro Veneziani <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:14:44 -0400
Subject: IJNMBE Special Issue, Inv Prob Cardiovascular Math

Special Issue of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in
Biomedical Engineering on "Inverse Problems in Cardiovascular

The idea of this initiative is to gather recent contributions in
cardiovascular mathematics involving inverse problems ranging from
medical imaging (for vessels/heart) to optimization, parameter
identification and data assimilation and addressing mathematical,
numerical, computational and/or bioengineering challenging aspects.

The deadline for the submission is March 31 2012. Submission of the
papers should be done at the website

specifying that the submission is for this special issue (identified
by the acronym INVMATHS).

The papers will be peer reviewed.

Guest editors are Alessandro Veneziani (Emory University, Atlanta (GA)
USA) and Christian Vergara (University of Bergamo, Italy).

For more details/informations: or


From: Kees Vuik <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:33:30 +0200
Subject: Full Professor, Scientific Computing, TU Eindhoven

Vacancy Scientific Computing TU/e

Eindhoven University of Technology is aiming to appoint a

Full Professor in Scientific Computing

in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

The chair of Scientific Computing is a nationally and internationally
leading center of expertise on scientific computing and industrial
mathematics, with 10 permanent faculty and currently fifteen PhD
students and postdocs. It plays a central role in the research and
education of the university, with intensive ties to the other
departments and institutes. Extensive regional, national, and
international industrial partnerships connect the research activity
with a wide variety of applications.

The new appointee will be the chair and scientific leader of the
Scientific Computing group, and will be involved in the teaching of
the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

More information can be found at

or by contacting Mark Peletier <>. The vacancy
closes December 1st, 2011.


From: Bin Han <>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:26:35 -0400
Subject: PIMS Postdoc Position, Univ of Alberta

We are currently offering

A two-year PIMS postdoctoral fellowship position 2012-2014

in mathematics, in particular on Applied and Computational Harmonic
Analysis or a closely related area at Department of Mathematical and
Statistical Sciences in the University of Alberta, Edmonton,
Canada. The starting date could be any time between April 1st, 2012
and September 1, 2012. The position is for a total of two years with a
required renewal based on performance of the first year. The annual
salary is $40,000 in Canadian dollars plus some supplemental
benefit. In addition to research, the successful applicant will expect
to teach no more than one course per year.

The successful applicant will be jointly supervised by Profs. B. Han
(at University of Alberta) and E. Braverman (at University of Calgary)
under the PIMS CRG program on applied and computational harmonic
analysis 2011-2014. The successful applicant will participate in all
the activities of this CRG program. The selection of a successful
applicant will be based on the pool of applicants and their respective
qualifications. A PhD degree no earlier than 2008 is required. Good
knowledge in wavelet analysis (or related areas) and strong background
in analysis are preferred. Good written and spoken English is a
must. Some background in numerical analysis and computing (such as
programming in matlab and maple) is a plus. Candidate with strong
qualifications from a different but related area will be also

The application has two stages. First, please send your curriculum
vitae, publication list, statement of research, and teaching
experience electronically as pdf files to, subject: Application to PIMS PDF position 2012-2014.

This initial screening procedure goes on until the position is filled
(but no later than November 20, 2011). Candidates past the initial
screening will be contacted for recommendation letters. Then no more
than three selected candidates will be asked to submit their formal
applications to PIMS before the PIMS deadline December 15, 2011. The
successful application will be notified in February 2012.

See PIMS guidelines for application of PIMS PDFs for more detail.

More detail at


From: Jean-Luc Fattebert <>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:08:05 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) has an opening for
a postdoctoral researcher to perform advanced research and development
in the area of first-principles molecular dynamics simulations. In
particular, the focus will be in algorithms with O(N) complexity on
large scale parallel computers.

Successful candidates will research innovative parallel algorithms,
develop software to evaluate their performance, apply the methods to
applications of interest to the Department of Energy, and publish
results in refereed journals. Eligible candidates are recent PhD's
. in Applied mathematics/Computer Science/Computational Physics or
related fields. In addition, the ability to conduct independent
research, strong background in sparse linear algebra solvers, software
design and development, C++, and parallel computing experience are

To apply, go to and search for posting 10352.


From: Amala Mahadevan <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:27:21 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Scientific Comp, Woods Hole Ocean Inst

Postdoctoral Investigator or Research Associate
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator or Research Associate in
scientific computing for development and parallelization of a
numerical ocean model used in solving multi-scale problems in physical
oceanography. The model is a non-hydrostatic process study model
( written in Fortran. The researcher
will engage in fluid dynamical oceanographic simulations to address
questions leading to research publications. Knowledge of numerical
modeling, computational fluid dynamics, MPI, Fortran, html, data
analysis and visualization software, and the ability to document
methods and results are desirable. Familiarity with Mac OS-X and Linux
operating systems is a plus. The initial appointment will be for one
year. The position requires a Ph.D. or a Master's degree with
suitable experience.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provides an excellent work
and research environment. Please send a CV and description of
interests and skills to

Amala Mahadevan
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Department of Physical Oceanography MS-29
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Tel: 508 289 3440


From: Daan Huybrechs <>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:58:30 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, Sci Computing, K.U.Leuven

Applications are invited for a PhD position and/or a postdoc position
in the Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics division of the
Computer Science Department at K.U.Leuven in Belgium.

The project involves the numerical simulation of wave scattering and
propagation problems using boundary element methods, with an emphasis
on high frequencies and with applications in acoustics and
electromagnetics. The goal is to drastically reduce the necessary
degrees of freedom by studying and incorporating the asymptotic
behavior 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 applications.

A slightly longer description of the project can be found on the
website of the Arenberg Doctoral School. There is an opening for a phd
and for a postdoc position:

Please apply using the above links, but feel free to contact for more details and specifics.


From: Emma Hacking <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:41:35 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Math Analysis, Univ of Cambridge

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PhD positions in Mathematics at the Cambridge
Centre for Analysis, University of Cambridge.

Applications are sought for the CCA PhD course in Mathematical
Analysis starting in the 2012-13 academic year.

We are looking for first-class applicants who are either doing (or
have completed) a Masters-level course in mathematics or a four-year
degree course in a mathematical subject, and who have some prior
experience of studying mathematical analysis.

The Cambridge Centre for Analysis is a Centre for Doctoral Training
based at the University of Cambridge, funded by the UK Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The Centre offers a unique
four-year PhD programme spanning pure, stochastic, computational and
applied analysis.

We believe that excellence in mathematical analysis requires a very
broad basis and our aim is to train students to be able and willing to
deploy a very wide range of techniques. This unique course has an
emphasis on team working and communication, alongside personal effort
and excellence, to foster a spirit of breadth and collaboration.

Positions may be funded by either EPSRC studentships, University of
Cambridge scholarships or other means.

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2012 and there is an
Open Day for prospective applicants on 29th November 2011.

To find out more, visit or
visit us on Facebook

If you have any questions or queries, please email


From: Michael Hanke <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:32:21 +0200
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 2012/13 is November
30, 2011.

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

Michael Hanke
Programme coordinator


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 19:56:23 -0500
Subject: Contents, Comm in Math Sci, 10(1)

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 10, No. 1, 2012
Special Issue, David C. Levermore's 60th Birthday

* Preface, Francois Golse, Shi Jin, and Peter Miller

* Duality-based asymptotic-preserving method for highly anisotropic
diffusion equations, Pierre Degond, Fabrice Deluzet, Alexei
Lozinski, Jacek Narski, and Claudia Negulescu

* Remarks on Oldroyd-B and related complex fluid models, Peter
Constantin and Weiran Sun

* Critical thresholds in multi-dimensional Euler-Poisson equations
with radial symmetry, Dongming Wei, Eitan Tadmor, and Hantaek Bae

* A variational approximation scheme for radial polyconvex elasticity
that preserves the positivity of Jacobians, Alexey Miroshnikov and
Athanasios E. Tzavaras

* The Benjamin-Ono hierarchy with asymptotically reflectionless
initial data in the zero-dispersion limit, Peter D. Miller and
Zhengjie Xu

* A hierarchy of length scales for weak solutions of the
three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations, J. D. Gibbon

* Noise-induced statistically stable oscillations in a
deterministically divergent nonlinear dynamical system, Katarina
Bodova and Charles R. Doering

* The incompressible Euler limit of the Boltzmann equation with
accommodation boundary condition, Claude Bardos, Francois Golse, and
Lionel Paillard

* Euler-Poincare formulation of hybrid plasma models, Darryl D. Holm
and Cesare Tronci

* A convex model and l1 minimization for musical noise reduction in
blind source separation, Wenye Ma, Meng Yu, Jack Xin, and Stanley

* Asymptotic analysis of acoustic waves in a porous medium: Initial
layers in time, Jose Diaz-Alban and Nader Masmoudi

* The continuum limit of Toda lattices for random matrices with odd
weights, Nicholas M. Ercolani and Virgil U. Pierce

* The role of fluctuations in coarse-grained descriptions of neuronal
networks, David Cai, Louis Tao, Maxim S. Shkarayev, Aaditya
V. Rangan, David W. McLaughlin, and Gregor Kovacic

* Simulation of fluid-particles flows: Heavy particles, flowing regime
and asymptotic-preserving schemes, Thierry Goudon, Shi Jin, and
Bokai Yan

* Diffuse interface surface tension models in an expanding flow,
Wangyi Liu, Andrea Bertozzi, and Theodore Kolokolnikov


From: Stephanie Kent <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:30:13 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, 27(10)

Volume 27, Issue 10, October 2011
Article numbers: 105001--105008

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication
on the web. This issue is available at:

105001, An inverse source problem for Helmholtz's equation from the
Cauchy data with a single wave number, Abdellatif El Badia and Takaaki

105002, Contrast source inversion technique for the reconstruction of
3D inhomogeneous materials loaded in a rectangular waveguide, Emre
Kili\c{c}, Funda Akleman and Ali Yapar

105003, Optimal designs for indirect regression, Stefanie Biedermann,
Nicolai Bissantz, Holger Dette and Edmund Jones

105004, A Bayesian approach to multiscale inverse problems using the
sequential Monte Carlo method, Jiang Wan and Nicholas Zabaras

105005, A new approach to nonlinear constrained Tikhonov
regularization, Kazufumi Ito and Bangti Jin

105006, The short-wave model for the Camassa--Holm equation: a
Riemann--Hilbert approach, Anne Boutet de Monvel, Dmitry Shepelsky and
Lech Zielinski

105007, Convergence rates for Morozov's discrepancy principle using
variational inequalities, Stephan W Anzengruber and Ronny Ramlau

105008, Over-relaxation of the fast iterative shrinkage-thresholding
algorithm with variable stepsize, Masao Yamagishi and Isao Yamada

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