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From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:39:17 -0500
Subject: Egon Balas' autobiography published in German

Egon Balas' autobiography has just been published in German with the
title "Der Wille zur Freiheit".

See for details.


From: Tony Gonzalez <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:49:23 -0500
Subject: Young Adult Mathematical Writing Contest

In conjunction with the recent release of its new title "Math Girls",
Bento Books has announced a writing contest for young adults with an
interest in mathematics, and for professionals who would like to write
for that audience. Submissions are accepted in three categories, high
school-age authors, enrolled undergraduate/graduate authors, and
non-student/professional authors. The contest is being co-sponsored by
Wolfram Research, who has donated several Mathematica 8 licenses as
prizes for the top entries.

Desired submissions should take the form of a conversation between the
main characters of Math Girls about an interesting topic or problem
from mathematics, in the style of the conversations that make up the
bulk of the content of Math Girls. Winning entries and honorable
mentions will be made freely available as educational resources for
learners and teachers of mathematics. Deadline for submissions is
April 15, 2012.

Detailed contest rules and submission guidelines can be found here:

Thank you for your consideration.

Tony Gonzalez
Bento Books, Inc.


From: Amrita Lonkar <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:04:07 -0500
Subject: Stanford Univ Unstructured (SU2) Open-Source Code Released

We are releasing our Stanford University Unstructured (SU2)
open-source code. This is a collection of C++ based software tools for
performing Partial Differential Equation (PDE) analysis and for
solving PDE constrained optimization problems, with special emphasis
on CFD and optimal shape design.

There are several important features of SU2 that distinguish it from
other open-source CFD packages: - It is easy to implement new systems
of governing equations (e.g. plasma, chemically reacting flows,
etc.). - The architecture of the code separates the functionality of
the different parts of the solver, allowing rapid implementation of
new numerical schemes. - Lastly, SU2 incorporates everything needed to
perform a complete design loop; from the ability to compute flow and
adjoint solutions, to obtaining objective function sensitivities
relative to specified design variables, and, using this information,
drive gradient-based shape optimization through built-in mesh
deformation algorithms.

SU2 is under active development in the Aerospace Design Lab (ADL) in
the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University
and is released under an open-source license. More information can be
found at:


From: Zohar Yosibash <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:33:06 -0500
Subject: New Book, Singularities in Elliptic Boundary Value Problems

Singularities in Elliptic Boundary Value Problems and Elasticity
and Their Connection with Failure Initiation, by Zohar Yosibash
(Vol. 37 in Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics), Springer,
2012, XXI, 459 p., ISBN 978-1-4614-1507-7

This introductory and self-contained book gathers as much explicit
mathematical results on the linear-elastic and heat-conduction
solutions in the neighborhood of singular points in two-dimensional
domains, and singular edges and vertices in three-dimensional
domains. These are presented in an engineering terminology for
practical usage. The author treats the mathematical formulations from
an engineering viewpoint and presents high-order finite-element
methods for the computation of singular solutions in isotropic and
anisotropic materials, and multi-material interfaces. The proper
interpretation of the results in engineering practice is advocated, so
that the computed data can be correlated to experimental observations.

The table of contents includes: 1. Introduction; 2. An Introduction to
the p- and hp-Versions of the Finite Element Method; 3. Eigenpair
Computation for Two-Dimensional Heat Conduction Singularities;
4. GFIFs Computation for Two-Dimensional Heat Conduction Problems;
5. Eigenpairs for Two-Dimensional Elasticity; 6. Computing Generalized
Stress Intensity Factors (GSIFs); 7. Thermal Generalized Stress
Intensity Factors in 2-D Domains; 8. Failure Criteria for Brittle
Elastic Materials; 9. A Thermoelastic Failure Criterion at the Micron
Scale in Electronic Devices; 10. Singular Solutions of the Heat
Conduction (Scalar) Equation in Polyhedral Domains; and more.

To order, or for more information about this book, please visit


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:58:26 -0500
Subject: New Book, Computational Optim of Systems Governed by PDEs

Announcing the January 12, 2012, publication by SIAM of:

Computational Optimization of Systems Governed by Partial Differential
Equations, by Alfio Borzì and Volker Schulz

2012 / xx + 282 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-04-7
List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.50 / Order Code CS08

This book fills a gap between theory-oriented investigations in
PDE-constrained optimization and the practical demands made by
numerical solutions of PDE optimization problems. The authors discuss
computational techniques representing recent developments that result
from a combination of modern techniques for the numerical solution of
PDEs and for sophisticated optimization schemes.

It is intended for graduate students working in PDE-constrained
optimization and students taking a seminar on numerical
PDE-constrained optimization. It is also suitable as an introduction
for researchers in scientific computing with PDEs who want to work in
the field of optimization and for those in optimization who want to
consider methodologies from the field of numerical PDEs. It will help
researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to formulate and
solve optimization problems.

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


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:51:56 -0500
Subject: New Book, The Art of Differentiating Computer Programs

The Art of Differentiating Computer Programs: An Introduction to
Algorithmic Differentiation, by Uwe Naumann

2011 / xviii + 340 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-06-1 /
List Price $93.00 / SIAM Member Price $65.10 / Order Code SE24

This is the first entry-level book on algorithmic (also known as
automatic) differentiation (AD), providing fundamental rules for the
generation of first- and higher-order tangent-linear and adjoint
code. The author covers the mathematical underpinnings as well as how
to apply these observations to real- world numerical simulation

Readers will find many examples and exercises, including hints to
solutions. Also included are the prototype AD tools dco and dcc for
use with the examples and exercises. The derivative code compiler dcc
provides first- and higher-order tangent-linear and adjoint modes for
a limited subset of C/C++. In addition, readers will have access to a
supplementary website containing sources of all software discussed in
the book, additional exercises and comments on their solutions
(growing over the coming years), links to other sites on AD, and

This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students in
computational science, engineering, and finance as well as applied
mathematics and computer science. It will provide researchers and
developers at all levels with an intuitive introduction to AD.

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


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:02:23 -0500
Subject: New Book, Numerical Solution of Algebraic Riccati Equations

Announcing the January 17, 2012, publication by SIAM of:

Numerical Solution of Algebraic Riccati Equations, by Dario A. Bini,
Bruno Iannazzo, and Beatrice Meini

2012 / xii + 256 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-08-5 /
List Price $69.00 / SIAM Member Price $48.30 / Order Code FA09

This concise and comprehensive treatment of the basic theory of
algebraic Riccati equations describes the classical as well as the
more advanced algorithms for their solution in a manner that is
accessible to both practitioners and scholars. It is the first book in
which nonsymmetric algebraic Riccati equations are treated in a clear
and systematic way. Some proofs of theoretical results have been
simplified and a unified notation has been adopted.

Readers will find a discussion of doubling algorithms, which are
effective in solving algebraic Riccati equations, and a detailed
description of all classical and advanced algorithms for solving
algebraic Riccati equations, along with their MATLAB® codes.

Contents: Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction and Preliminaries; Chapter
2: Theoretical Analysis; Chapter 3: Classical Algorithms; Chapter 4:
Structured Invariant Subspace Methods; Chapter 5: Doubling Algorithms;
Chapter 6: Algorithms for Large-Scale Problems; Appendix A: Basic
Properties; Listings; Notation; Bibliography; Index.

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


From: Lehel Banjai <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:53:20 -0500
Subject: Workshop, Evolution Equations, Germany, Apr 2012

Hereby we announce a three-day meeting with the title:

"Generalized Solutions of Evolution Equations:
Theory, Numerical Approximation, and Applications"

that will take place in Leipzig at the Max Planck Institute for
Mathematics in the Sciences from 12th-14th April 2012.

The invited speakers will be:
András Bátkai (ELTE TTK, Budapest)
Ricardo Estrada (Louisiana State University, USA)
César Palencia (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Stevan Pilipovic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

The topics include but are not restricted to:
- evolution equations
- operator semigroups
- numerical methods and regularity theory

There will be no conference fee and the deadline for abstract
submission is 27th February. The registration and abstracts can be
emailed to For further information see:

Organizers:Frank Neubrander, Louisiana State U., Lehel Banjai,
MPI Leipzig


From: "George A Anastassiou (ganastss)" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 03:48:06 +0000
Subject: Applied Math and Approx Theory, Turkey, May 2012

"Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory 2012" (AMAT 12)
to be held in Ankara, Turkey, May 17-20, 2012,
TOBB University of Economics and Technology.

Celebrating the 60th birthday of Professor George Anastassiou.

Information can be found in

Organizer Prof. Oktay Duman (ALL QUESTIONS TO HIM)<>

Topics: Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory in the broad

Plenary Speakers: George Anastassiou, Martin Bohner, Jerry Bona,
Dimitru Baleanu, Heiner Gonska, Weimin Han, Cihan Orhan.

International Organizing Committee: Jerry Bona, Sever Dragomir, Sorin
Gal, Narenda Govil, Anna Kaminska, Ram Mohapatra, Gaston N’Guerekata,
Richard Zalik.

Local Organizing Committee: E. Erkus-Duman, B. Aksoylu, C. Vardar,
C. Turan.


From: HongGuang Sun <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:13:06 -0500
Subject: Deadline extension, FDA2012, China, May 2012


The abstract submission deadline has been extended to January 31,

Conference website:

Please submit your abstract to:

Paper and abstract format:

For more information about the conference, visit or contact FDA2012
Conference Department at


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:07:53 +0100
Subject: Optimization Methods and Software, Greece, May 2012

The 3rd Conference on Optimization Methods and Software
May 13-17, 2012, Crete, Greece

The conference aims to review and discuss recent advances and
promising research trends in continuous and discrete optimization
theory, methods, applications and software development.

TOPICS INCLUDE, but are certainly not limited to the following
subjects: Linear and Nonlinear Optimization; Integer and Combinatorial
Optimization; Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization; Global Optimization;
Semi-definite Programming; Semi-infinite Programming; Multi-objective
Optimization; Stochastic Optimization; Complementarity and Variational
Inequality Problems; Derivative-free Optimization; Network
Optimization; Scheduling Problems; Optimal Control; Automatic
Differentiation; Optimization Software.

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. Details of the submission are
available on the conference web site. Papers presented at the
conference will be considered for peer-reviewed publication in a
special issue of the journal Optimization Methods and Software.

Proposals of organizing sessions are welcome and can be sent to
Luis Nunes Vicente by email lnv<at>

Abstract submissions: January 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2012
Early registration: March 31, 2012


From: Peter Schmid <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:47:28 +0100
Subject: Fast Methods in Scientific Computing, Italy, Mar 2012

Workshop on Fast Methods in Scientific Computing
March 26 - April 2, 2012, Montestigliano, Italy

A workshop on fast methods in scientific computing will take place
from March 26 to April 2, 2012 in Montestigliano, Italy. It will cover
modern computational techniques for rapidly and accurately solving
integral and partial differential equations arising in science and
engineering. The key-note speaker for the workshop is Prof. Gunnar
Martinsson from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Fast solvers for elliptic PDEs such as the Laplace and Helmholtz
equations have come to form key building blocks in scientific
computing. Elliptic PDE’s are encountered in the governing equations
in many branches of physics, but they also arise in implicit
time-integration schemes of dynamical systems. While fast methods for
such problems have traditionally been based on iterative solvers
(e.g. GMRES, multigrid) recent developments have enabled the
construction of linear complexity direct solvers which in a single
step construct an approximation to the solution operator of the
problem. This workshop addresses direct methods that are robust,
stable, fast and under certain conditions outperform state-of-the-art
iterative methods.

The workshop is intended for doctoral students in the early stage of
their research project. Applications (containing a CV, letter of
interest and brief summary of the doctoral research topic) should be
sent to by February 10, 2012. Twelve
candidates will be selected to participate in the workshop and will
receive a fellowship which will cover registration/accommodation.

For more information, see


From: "Xiaobing H. Feng" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:34:45 -0500
Subject: Discont Galerkin Finite Element Methods, USA, May 2012


We are pleased to announce that the 2012 John H. Barrett Memorial
Lectures, ``Recent Developments in Discontinuous Galerkin Finite
Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations", will take place
on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville from May
9-11, 2012.

The Barrett Lectures began in 1970 as a tribute to Dr. John H.
Barrett, a former Mathematics Department Head at the University of
Tennessee. They have been given annually since 1970, in a variety of
mathematical fields by a succession of distinguished lecturers. They
represent one of the few long standing lecture series in mathematics
in the southeastern United States. The focus of the 2012 Barrett
Lectures will be to survey and explore a range of issues in
discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods for partial
differentials equations that include design, analysis, and
implementation of this class of numerical PDE methods, as well as
their applications to other science and engineering fields.

Principal Speakers:
Franco Brezzi (University of Pavia, Italy)
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University )

Invited Speakers: Slimane Adjerid; Susanne Brenner; Bernado Cockburn;
Clint Dawson; Leszek Demkowicz; Jean-Luc Guermond; Charalambos
Makridakis; Donatela Marini; Ricardo Nochetto; Beatrice Riviere


From: Alexander Ostermann <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:56:23 -0500
Subject: Innovative Time Integration, Austria, May 2012

The University of Innsbruck organizes in collaboration with the
University of Trieste the 7th workshop in series on numerical analysis
and scientific computing. This year, the topic will be innovative time

The invited speakers are:

Martin Arnold, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
Philippe Chartier, INRIA Rennes & ENS Cachan Bretagne (France)

The intention of the workshop is to provide a platform for exchanging
new ideas and results in the development of innovative time
integrators. The workshop covers both, theoretical and practical
aspects, and wants to bring together numerical analysts working in the
field as well as PhD students who intend to start in this area.

For more information, see

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck)
Alfredo Bellen (Trieste)


From: The first International Conference on Informatics & Applications <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:00:48 -0600
Subject: ICIA2012, Malaysia, Jun 2012

The International Conference on Informatics & Applications (ICIA2012)
University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
June 3-5, 2012

The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at University
Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, From June 3-4, 2012
which aims to enable researchers build connections between different
digital applications.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to)
research topics: - Information Ethics- Information Content Security -
Data Compression- E-Technology- E-Government- E-Learning- Cloud
Computing- Grid Computing- Green Computing- Access Controls- Data
Mining- Social Search- Computer Forensics- Computer Security-
Peer-to-Peer Social Networks- Information and Data Management -
Network Security- Social Networks- Real-Time Systems- Internet
Modeling- Assurance of Service- Image Processing- Web Services
Security- Multimedia Computing- Software Engineering- Biometrics
Technologies- Wireless Communications- Semantic Web, Ontologies-
Mobile Social Networks- Distributed and Parallel Applications-
Embedded Systems and Software - Critical Computing and Storage -
Critical Infrastructure Management - Soft Computing Techniques -
Confidentiality Protection- Mobile Networking, Mobility and
Nomadicity- Anti-cyberterrorism - Ubiquitous Computing, Services and
Applications - Forensics, Recognition Technologies and Applications -
Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems - Signal Processing, Pattern
Recognition and Applications- User Interfaces,Visualization, more

Submission Date : Apr. 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance : Apr. 15, 2012


From: Elise DeDoncker <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:05:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Deadline extension: LSCP Workshop, USA, Jun 2012

Deadline for paper submission to LSCP has been extended to January 31.

CFP: for the Workshop on Large Scale Computational Physics (LSCP),
which is organized in conjunction with the International Conference on
Computational Science (ICCS) 2012 (see, ),
to take place in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, June 4-6.

Scope: The workshop will focus on symbolic and numerical methods,
algorithms and tools for developing and running large-scale physics
computations. Special interest will go to algorithms, scalability,
parallelism and high numerical precision. System architectures may
also be presented as long as they are actually supporting physics
calculations, including: massively parallel systems, GPU, many-cores,
grid/cloud computing. Topics will be chosen from areas including high
energy physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, cosmology, quantum
physics, condensed matter physics, materials science and engineering,
molecular simulations, complex and turbulent systems and so on.

Deadline: Camera-ready papers should be submitted via the online
submission system (see, of the ICCS
conference by January 31, 2012. Notification of acceptance is expected
by February 20.

Proceedings: Accepted papers will be printed in the ICCS conference
proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia
Computer Science series (see,
Papers must be formatted for the Procedia Computer Science. Templates
are available for LaTeX and for MS Word.


From: Peter Turner <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:31:49 -0500
Subject: Undergrad Research Presentations, SIAM AN12, USA, Jul 2012

Undergraduate Projects in Applied and Computational Mathematics

SIAM AN12, July 9 – 13, 2012, Minneapolis, MN

As part of the Student Days activities at the SIAM Annual Meeting in
Minneapolis, it is again planned to
have one, or more, sessions devoted to undergraduate research projects
in Applied & Computational Mathematics.

This builds on successful sessions at previous SIAM Annual and CS&E
Meetings. This event has become a regular feature of SIAM’s student
activities at meetings.

Interested students are invited to submit the following by e-mail in
plain text format:

Name(s) of student(s), with affiliation
Name(s) of Advisor(s), with affiliation, and a
Brief abstract (maximum 75 words)

to the organizer:
Peter Turner,

Deadline for submission: As soon as possible. Details must be
finalized in March to schedule the session and have full information
published in the program.

The number of presentation slots is limited, so early submission is


From: "Dimitrios Noutsos" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 14:21:59 +0200
Subject: Numerical Analysis (NumAn 2012), Greece, Sep 2012

Fifth Conference on Numerical Analysis 2012 (NumAn 2012)
Recent Approaches to Numerical Analysis:
Theory, Methods and Applications
September 5-8, 2012 -- University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

We are organizing a conference in Numerical Analysis entitled "Fifth
Conference on Numerical Analysis (NumAn 2012) - Recent Approaches to
Numerical Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications"

The conference will take place at the Conference Center of the
University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, Wednesday 5, to Saturday 8,
September 2012.

The themes of the conference are in the broad area of numerical
analysis and applications, including: numerical methods and
algorithms; numerical computing and software; applications of
numerical methods to science, engineering, biology, finance, etc.;
parallel and high-performance numerical computation; scientific

All areas of numerical analysis are considered, including: numerical
methods for ordinary, partial and stochastic differential equations;
numerical linear algebra; nonlinear and optimization problems.

We invite interested researchers to submit one-page abstracts, for
lecture or poster presentations, on topics pertaining to the themes of
the conference by Monday, April 30, 2012. Please visit NumAn2012's web
site ( for more information.


From: Norbert Heuer <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:20:08 -0300
Subject: Faculty Positions, Santiago, Chile

Catholic University of Chile
Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for three tenure
track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning either
March or August 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics,
proven research potential in pure or applied mathematics,
and a strong commitment to teaching and research.
The regular teaching load for assistant professors consists of
three one-semester courses per year, reduced to two during the
first two years. The annual salary will be approx. US$ 47,000.

Please send a letter indicating your main research interests,
potential collaborators in our Department (,
detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:

Director, Departamento de Matematicas
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Av. Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Santiago, Chile

Fax: (56-2) 552-5916, Email:

For informal enquiries please contact Norbert Heuer,

Deadline: June 30, 2012


From: Arnaud Tonnelier <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 04:33:16 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Math Biology, INRIA, France

INRIA (Grenoble, France) invites applications for a post-doctoral
position in Mathematical Biology.

Title : From smooth sigmoidal-type interactions to switch-like

Subject : Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to
carry out theoretical and computational research on discontinuous
dynamical systems (with switch-like interactions). Sigmoidal-type
interactions are ubiquitous in biology, from the firing rate response
of neurons and gene regulatory networks models to the Michaelis-Menten
model for enzymes kinetics. A common approach to analyze such models
is to replace the sigmoid functions by step functions leading to
switch-like nonlinearities. However the use of discontinuous
dynamical systems raises numerical and mathematical problems mainly
due to the occurrence of the so-called sliding motion during which the
solution slides along a threshold. The goal of this project is to
compare the flow induced by the sigmoidal functions with the one
created by the associated nonsmooth system. In particular, one open
question is the link between the limit solution when sigmoids approach
step functions and the solution of the discontinuous system.

- Skills: The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Applied Mathematics
and should have an interest in applications in biology. The applicant
should be able to perform independent research.

- Starting date and length: The position is funded for one-year with a
gross monthly salary of 2264 euros and may be extended for up to 18

Located in the earth of the French Alps, Grenoble is an ideal place
for skiing, climbing, hiking and all types of mountains sports.

Application can be made on-line through


From: Fred Wubs <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:00:58 -0500
Subject: Postdoc/PhD Position, Num Math, Univ of Groningen

There is a vacancy in the unit Computational Mechanics and Numerical
Mathematics at the University of Groningen. The associated unit is
active in computational fluid dynamics and solution methods for large
sparse nonlinear systems (see also We
want to fill the vacancy in this unit by a postdoc or PhD student,
depending on skills and experience of the candidate.

The Kuroshio current near the Japanese coast in the North Pacific
Ocean undergoes decadal time scale transitions between different
paths. The aim of this project is to assess the predictability of
these path transitions and to determine the effects of the large-scale
(equivalent) barotropic instabilities, meso-scale eddies and
wind-stress variations on this predictability.

In the project we will use a combination of direct numerical
simulation, stochastic parameterization of the effects of meso-scale
eddies, techniques from the theory of random dynamical systems and
data-assimilation methods to analyze the flows in one- and two-layer
shallow water models of the Kuroshio Current. Ensemble methods will be
used to investigate the predictability of the Kuroshio path
transitions, including a study of the impact of specific observations,
in deterministic and stochastic models. The researcher (postdoc or PhD
student) will concentrate on the stochastic parameterization of
meso-scale eddies and the numerical techniques to tackle the
stochastic partial differential equations efficiently. The PhD
student will also follow a number of courses to improve his/her
professional skills and to widen the scientific horizon.

Candidates should: hold a PhD degree (for the postdoc position) or a
Msc degree (for the PhD postion) in applied mathematics or physics,
have a good knowledge of numerical mathematics, have good programming
skills, have a potential to carry out creative and independent
research, be fluent in the English language (written and verbal). For
the postdoc position the candidate should have accepted publications
in the peer-reviewed literature. Experience with stochastic modeling
and/or CFD is considered an advantage. The successful candidate
should be available to start not later than April 1, 2012.

Conditions of employment
Postdoc: The candidate is offered a full-time position for one year
with a possible extension of 21 months. PhD position: The assignment
is for 4 years (maximum) and includes an assessment after the first
year. It is a temporary assignment for a period of 4 years. First, you
will get a temporary position of 1,5 years with the perspective of
prolongation with another 2,5 years. After the first year, there will
be an evaluation as to the feasibility of successful completion of the
PhD thesis within the next three years.

For salary and details on the application we refer to the associated
announcement on

For more information, you can contact Dr F.W. Wubs,


From: Jan Mandel <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 01:18:25 -0500
Subject: Graduate Teaching Assist, Univ of Colorado Denver

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the
University of Colorado Denver are actively recruiting students for the
PhD program in Applied Mathematics. A number of graduate teaching
assistantships are expected to open this year. Applications for the
assistantships are due February 1, 2012, but remain being considered
until all the positions are filled.

The Numerical Analysis/Computational Mathematics area with the Center
for Computational Mathematics (CCM) is one on the main strengths in
department. The current regular faculty in this area and their
research interests are:

Lynn Bennethum: porous media, modeling, continuum mechanics, numerical
PDEs. Andrew Knyazev: eigenvalue problems and applications, numerical
PDEs, data mining. Julien Langou: numerical linear algebra and
parallel computing. Jan Mandel: data assimilation, wildfire modeling,
uncertainty, applied probability.

The CCM faculty and students have direct access to state of the art
parallel computing resources. UC Denver is an urban university located
in the heart of downtown Denver at the foot of the Rocky
Mountains. Please see for more
information and how to apply.


From: Petra Hildebrand <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:25:30 +0100
Subject: 3 PhD-Scholarships, Univ of Ulm

Announcement of scholarship

Within in the DFG (German Science Foundation) Research Training Group
(Graduiertenkolleg) „Modeling, Analysis and Simulation in Economic
Mathematics“ at the Faculty of Mathematics and Economics of the
University of Ulm there is

3 PhD Scholarships

available for three years starting at April 1st 2012 or later.

The scope of the research training group is the investigation of
economic questions by means of mathematical modeling, analysis and
simulation. These questions are developed in cooperation with partners
from outside the University and arise from the following areas:

1. Evaluation of complex financial products
2. Risk analysis und management
3. Optimal Strategies
4. Econometric analysis und strategies
5. Knowledge discovery and data mining

To solve such problems, the scholarship holders will work in the
following mathematical disciplines:

1. Stochastical models, their analysis and simulation
2. Statistical inference und data analysis
3. Stochastical control and optimization
4. Partial differential equations and functional analysis
5. Financial mathematical modeling and analysis
6. Numerical analysis and simulation
7. Methods in the development and quality management of software

Further information is found on:

The amount of the scholarships is based on the guidelines of the DFG:

Alumni’s of mathematical based courses of studies are asked to send
their significant application documents (copies of certificates, CV,
photo) up to February, 3rd 2012 to the speaker:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Urban
University of Ulm

Institut for Numerical Analysis
Helmholtzstrasse 18
89069 Ulm
Phone: +49-731-502-3535
Fax: +49-731-502-3548


From: Anna-Ulla Jansson <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:21:01 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 25(2)

Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2012

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

Pages: R1--R44, 255--567

R1, Using multiscale norms to quantify mixing and transport, Jean-Luc


255, Necessary conditions for the existence of additional first
integrals for Hamiltonian systems with homogeneous potential, Andrzej
J Maciejewski, Maria Przybylska and Haruo Yoshida

279, Existence and multiplicity of periodic solutions of semilinear
resonant Duffing equations with singularities, Zaihong Wang and
Tiantian Ma

309, Global generalized solutions for Maxwell-alpha and Euler-alpha
equations, Dmitry Vorotnikov

329, The spine of an SQG almost-sharp front, Charles Fefferman,
Garving Luli and Jose Rodrigo

343, Four-body co-circular central configurations, Josep M Cors and
Gareth E Roberts

371, Finite dimensional Hamiltonian system related to a Lax pair with
symplectic and cyclic symmetries, Zi-Xiang Zhou

397, Renormalizable H\'enon-like maps and unbounded geometry, P E
Hazard, M Lyubich and M Martens

421, Heat--sweat flow in three-dimensional porous textile media,
Buyang Li and Weiwei Sun

449, The Cauchy problem for the Novikov equation, A Alexandrou Himonas
and Curtis Holliman

481, Almost reducibility for finitely differentiable ${\rm
{SL(2,\mathbb{R})} }$-valued quasi-periodic cocycles, Claire

495, Stationary equilibrium singularity distributions in the plane, P
K Newton and V Ostrovskyi

513, Regularity of solutions to the liquid crystals systems in ${\rm
{{\mathbb{R}}^2} }$ and ${\rm {\mathbb{R}^3} }$, Mimi Dai, Jie Qing
and Maria Schonbek

533, Nonuniformly expanding 1D maps with logarithmic singularities,
Hiroki Takahasi and Qiudong Wang

551, Statistical properties of nonuniformly expanding 1D maps with
logarithmic singularities, Hiroki Takahasi


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:43:11 -0500
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software, 27(1)

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS),
Volume 27, Number 1 (February, 2012)

Deng-Feng Li, Jiang-Xia Nan and Mao-Jun Zhang, Interval programming
models for matrix games with interval payoffs, 1-16

M. Rademaker, B. De Baets and H. De Meyer, Optimal monotone
relabelling of partially non-monotone ordinal data, 17-31

Yukai Hung and Weichung Wang, Accelerating parallel particle swarm
optimization via GPU, 33-51

Qiaolin Ye, Chunxia Zhao and Ning Ye, Least squares twin support
vector machine classification via maximum one-class within-class
variance, 53-69

S. Sundhar Ram, A. Nedic and V.V. Veeravalli, A new class of
distributed optimization algorithms: Application to regression of
distributed data, 71-88

Haw-ren Fang, Sven Leyffer and Todd Munson, A pivoting algorithm for
linear programming with linear complementarity constraints, 89-114

Johan Löfberg, Automatic robust convex programming, 115-129

N. Karmitsa, A. Bagirov and M.M. Mäkelä, Comparing different nonsmooth
minimization methods and software, 131-153

Alper Yildirim, On the accuracy of uniform polyhedral approximations
of the copositive cone, 155-173

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:58:47 -0500
Subject: Contents, J Appl Functional Analysis, 7(1-2)

VOL. 7, NO.’S 1- 2, 2012

Matrix–Valued Wavelets and Multiresolution Analysis, A. San Antolin
and R. A. Zalik, 13

The Random Motion on the Sphere Generated by the Laplace-Beltrami
Operator, Dimitra Kouloumpou and Vassilis G. Papanicolaou, 26

Quantitative Estimates in the Overconvergence of Some Multivariate
Singular Integrals, George A. Anastassiou and Sorin G. Gal, 42

A Note on Strong Differential Superordinations Using
S&#259;l&#259;gean and Ruscheweyh Operators, Alina Alb Lupa&#351;, 54

Certain Strong Differential Superordinations Using a Generalized
S&#259;l&#259;gean Operator and Ruscheweyh Operator, Alina Alb
Lupa&#351;, 62

A New Fixed Point Theorem for m Mapings On m Complete Metric Spaces,
Luljeta Kikina and Kristaq Kikina, 69

Direct and Converse Theorems for Generalized Bernstein Polynomials
Based on the q-Integers, &#304;brahim Büyükyazici, 81

A New Non-Unique Fixed Point Theorem, Erdal Karapinar, 92

A Simple Proof of the Nadler’s Contraction Principle, M. Eshaghi
Gordji, H. Baghani and S. Davoudi, 98

Some New Ostrowski Type Inequalities, W. T. Sulaiman, 102

Logarithmic Order and Type on Some Weighted Function Spaces,
A. El-Sayed Ahmed and A. Kamal, 108

Some Fixed Point Theorem for Mapping on Complete G-Cone Metric Spaces,
Duran Turkoglu and Nurcan Bilgili, 118

Stability of an Additive–Quadratic Functional Equation in Menger
Probabilistic Normed Spaces, M. Eshaghi Gordji, M. Bavand Savadkouhi
and S. M. Vaezpour, 138

On New Classes of Double Sequence Spaces Defined by Orlicz Function,
Ayhan Esi, 148

On the Convergence of Variational Iteration Method for the Solution of
Partial Differential Equations of Fractional Order, M. Zandy and A.
Aminataei, 157

Lattictic Random Stability of an Additive-Quadratic Functional
Equation by Fixed Point Method, Choonkil Park and Reza Saadati, 170

On mIg-Normal Spaces, Haining Li and Zhaowen Li, 185


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:09:08 -0500
Subject: Contents, J Concrete and Applicable Math, 10(1-2)

VOL. 10, NO.’S 1-2, 2012

The Method of Laplace and Watson’s Lemma, Richard A. Zalik, 11

On special strong differential subordinations using a generalized
Salagean operator and Ruscheweyh derivative, Alina Alb Lupas, 17

A note on special strong differential subordinations using a
multiplier transformation and Ruscheweyh derivative, Alina Alb Lupas,

Global behavior of the max-type difference equation xn+1 =
max{A/x_(n-m) ,1/ (x_(n-k)^á )}, Taixiang Sun, Hongjian Xi, Bin Qin,

A General System of Quadratic Functional Equations in Non-Archimedean
Fuzzy Menger Normed Spaces, M. B. Ghaemi and H. Majani, 40

A Note on Horner's Method, Tian-Xiao He and Peter J.-S. Shiue, 53

Common Fixed Point Results with Applications in Convex Metric Spaces,
Safeer Hussain Khan and Mujahid Abbas, 65

Basic Hypergeometric Series and q-Harmonic Number Identities, Wenchang
Chu,N.Gu, 77

Some Relationship between the q-Genocchi Numbers and Bernstein
Polynomials, N. S. Jung, H. Y. Lee, C. S. Ryoo, 99

Some Theorems in Cone Metric Spaces, Duran Turkoglu, Muhib Abuloha,
Thabet Abdeljawad, 106

Stability of a mixed type additive and quadratic functional equation
in random normed spaces, M. Eshaghi Gordji, M. Bavand Savadkouhi,
J. M. Rassias, 117

Monotonic Random Walk on a One-Dimensional Lattice, Alexander
P. Buslaev, A.G. Tatashev, 130

End of NA Digest