NA Digest Monday, April 9, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 15

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From: "Landsberg, Sandy" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:18:11 -0400
Subject: New Funding Opportunity: U.S. DOE Applied Mathematics

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific
Computing Research (ASCR) is pleased to announce a new funding
opportunity in Applied Mathematics entitled "Mathematical Multifaceted
Integrated Capability Centers (MMICCs)". This announcement is open to
universities, industry, non- profit organizations, and Federally
Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), including the DOE
National Laboratories.

The university / industry announcement is here:
Scroll down and look for "2012 Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated
Capability Centers (MMICCs)", then on next page, on right side open
"DE-FOA-0000698 BODY"

The DOE National Laboratory announcement is here:
Scroll down and look to the right.

Pre-applications are required and are due on April 30, 2012.


From: "Ramaseshan Kannan" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 17:39:30 +0100
Subject: SIAM National Students' Conference, UK, May 2012

The Manchester Student SIAM chapter, in association with SIAM UKIE and
with SIAM Student chapters from Oxford and Reading, is organizing the
SIAM National Student Chapter Conference 2012. The conference is a
day-long event to be held in the School of Mathematics, University of
Manchester on 18th May 2012. It is aimed to bring postgraduate and
postdoctoral applied mathematicians from all research areas in one
place to share and discuss their research.

The conference consists of four plenary lectures, fourteen talks from
junior researchers, split over two parallel sessions, and a poster
session. Prizes shall be awarded for the best talk and for the best
poster of the day. A tentative schedule of the day's events can be
found here:

If you are interested in participating please register yourself at before May 11, 2012.

We would also like to invite you to present your research in form of a
talk or a poster. The setting will be informal, with the audience
composed of both staff and graduate students. Please email if you are interested. The last date for
submission of abstracts is May 1, 2012. We hope to support travel for
all speakers coming from within UK.

The organizing team looks forward to seeing you in Manchester in May.


From: Pierre Gremaud <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:17:52 -0400
Subject: UQ Workshop for Undergrads, SAMSI, USA, May 2012

Interdisciplinary workshop on dynamics and statistics for
undergraduate students, May 14-18, 2012.

This week-long workshop will provide an introduction to the field of
uncertainty quantification (UQ) to students from the mathematical and
statistical sciences. Undergraduates majoring in engineering and
physical sciences are also invited to apply. This hands-on workshop
will introduce the students to a variety of statistical and
mathematical techniques used to make forecasts and/or to provide
control in systems where uncertainty uncertainties are
unavoidable. The workshop will extend concepts learned in
undergraduate linear algebra, statistics, and differential equations
courses; no prior experience with UQ is necessary or expected.

The students will make use of Bayesian concepts to develop controllers
for specific stochastic dynamical systems. Working in teams, the
students will be implementing simple variational, Kalman, and Monte
Carlo techniques and compare these in their ability to track
data-driven dynamics. The students will work in groups of three under
the supervision of SAMSI researchers, visitors and postdocs.

The deadline to apply is April 20, 2012.

More information is available at

The organizers:

Cammey Cole Manning (Meredith College)
Pierre Gremaud (SAMSI and NCSU)
Juan M. Restrepo (U. of Arizona)


From: The International Conference on Informatics & Applications <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 04:01:08 -0500
Subject: Extend Submission Deadline, ICIA2012, Malaysia, Jun 2012

The International Conference on Informatics & Applications (ICIA2012)
University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Submission Date : Apr. 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance : Apr. 30, 2012
Camera Ready submission : May 12, 2012
Registration : May 12, 2012
Conference dates : June 3-5, 2012

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


From: Michael Heroux <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:41:16 -0400
Subject: European Trilinos Meeting, Switzerland, Jun 2012

If you are interested in contributing to or participating in the June
4-6, 2012 European Trilinos meeting, the first deadline is

April 15th: abstract submission for talk
May 1st: registration (including poster submission)

The meeting will be held at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4-6,
2012. Details and registration are available at the following link:

Peter Arbenz, ETHZ
Simone Deparis, EPFL
Gilles Fourestey, CSCS
Michael Gee, TUM
Mike Heroux, SANDIA


From: William Turner <>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 11:54:19 -0400
Subject: ISSAC 2012, France, Jul 2012

ISSAC 2012, Call for Participation

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
Grenoble, France, July 22-25, 2012

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
(ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation
and computer algebra. ISSAC 2012 is the 37th meeting in the series,
started in 1966 and held annually since 1981, in North America, Europe
and Asia. The conference presents a range of invited speakers,
tutorials, poster sessions, software demonstrations and vendor
exhibits with a centerpiece of contributed research papers.

You can now register online to ISSAC 2012; we encourage you to
register while early registration fees apply. See

Two satellite workshops will be organized at the same site,
just after the conference:
* MaGiX workshop (July 26-27):
* CaCoS workshop (July 26): Categorical Computer Science. See

* Accepted papers:

* Invited speakers: Frits Beukers; Marie-Francoise Roy; Volker

* Tutorials:


From: "Andy R. Terrel" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 18:52:28 -0400
Subject: SciPy, USA, July 2012

SciPy 2012, the eleventh annual Conference on Scientific Computing
with Python, will be held July 16– 21, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

At this conference, novel scientific applications and libraries
related to data acquisition, analysis, dissemination and visualization
using Python are presented. Attended by leading figures from both
academia and industry, it is an excellent opportunity to experience
the cutting edge of scientific software development.

The conference is preceded by two days of tutorials, during which
community experts provide training on several scientific Python
packages. Following the main conference will be two days of coding

We invite you to give a talk, present a poster, or give a tutorial at
SciPy 2012. Instructions are on the conference website:

Selected talks are included as papers in the peer-reviewed conference
proceedings, to be published online.

We look forward to seeing you all in Austin this year!

The SciPy 2012 Team


From: Norbert Heuer <>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:29:21 -0400
Subject: IABEM Symposium, Chile, Jan 2013

IABEM 2013

Symposium of the International Association for Boundary Element
January 9-11, 2013, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile

The Faculties of Engineering and of Mathematics of the Catholic
University of Chile are proud to host the next IABEM symposium. Main
purpose of the symposium is to foster and facilitate scientific
interaction, discussion and cooperation among mathematicians,
engineers and computer scientists with interest in the field of
boundary elements.

There will be a special session to honor Prof. Ernst P. Stephan on the
occasion of his 65th birthday.

There is a limited number of studentships available that cover the
registration fee.

registration and submission of abstracts: October 1, 2012
application for studentships: September 15, 2012


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Santiago,
Carlos Jerez-Hanckes and Norbert Heuer
Organizers IABEM 2013


From: Luis Nunes Vicente <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 03:57:43 -0400
Subject: ICCOPT 2013, Portugal, Jul 2013

ICCOPT 2013, The Fourth International Conference on Continuous
Optimization, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 27 to
August 1, 2013. ICCOPT is a recognized forum of discussion and
exchange of ideas for researchers and practitioners in continuous
optimization, and one of the flagship conferences of the Mathematical
Optimization Society.

ICCOPT 2013 is organized by the Department of Mathematics of FCT,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in its Campus de Caparica, located near a
long beach, 15 minutes away by car (and 30 by public transportation)
from the center of Lisbon, on the opposite side of the river Tagus.

The three previous versions of ICCOPT were organized respectively in
2004 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY, USA), in 2007 at
McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), and in 2010 at
University of Chile (FCFM, Santiago, Chile).

ICCOPT 2013 includes a Conference and a Summer School. The Conference
(July 29 - August 1) comprehends a series of invited lectures,
organized and contributed sessions, and poster sessions. The Summer
School (July 27-28) is directed to PhD students and young researchers
in the field of continuous optimization.

The meeting is chaired by Luis Nunes Vicente (Organizing Committee)
and Katya Scheinberg (Program Committee) and locally coordinated by
Paula Amaral (Local Organizing Committee).

The website is


From: Ivan Graham <>
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:25:01 +0100
Subject: Bath Prize Fellowships, Mathematical Sciences

University of Bath
United Kingdom
Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Bath Prize Fellowships

To further enhance our academic base, the University is making a
strategic investment in recruiting University of Bath Prize Fellows
across all disciplines. This is an opportunity for outstanding
post-doctoral researchers to develop their academic career in a
supportive research environment. The postholders will be expected to
pursue an independent programme of research, including securing
external research grants. The initial appointment will be to a
fixed-term Research Fellow post with the expectation of transfer to a
permanent lectureship at the end of year two, or exceptionally at the
end of year three.

Within Mathematical Sciences we invite Fellowship applications in all
of the following areas:

* Mathematics of Inverse Problems
* Networks, Dynamics and Collective Behaviour
* Spatial and Spatio-temporal Statistics

The posts are described on

but applicants will need to apply via

Deadline for Applications: Monday 21st May 2012.

Do please draw these to the attention of anyone who you
think might be interested.


From: Michelle Swain <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 11:04:47 -0400
Subject: Chancellor's Fellowships, Univ of Edinburgh

We are seeking outstanding candidates for the five year Chancellor’s
Fellowships leading to a permanent lectureship, in all areas addressed
by the School of Mathematics, including Pure Mathematics, Applied
Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics. We expect
candidates to have an established record of first-class research or to
be able to demonstrate excellent research potential. Candidates must
have a strong commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and
postgraduate teaching.

The first year of a Fellowship will focus on establishing the Fellow’s
research programme, with a limited amount of teaching. Start-up
research funds may be available and the Fellow will be mentored
towards gaining grant support. The Fellow will be expected to submit
an appropriate number of high quality research outputs to
REF2014. Teaching and administration will gradually increase over the
5 year period to that of a normal academic load and substantial
mentoring and development support will be available through and beyond
their Fellowship provided by the Institute for Academic Development
development). A sufficient amount of teaching and administration will
be required in the first three years to allow a judgement to be made
on continuation to a full academic position. There will be a review at
the end of Year 3.

Candidates already holding an externally-funded Fellowship are welcome
to transfer this to Edinburgh if the sponsor permits. International
candidates are welcome and will be supported through the process of
visa application if required. Applicants wishing to work in
interdisciplinary fields are particularly welcome.

For informal enquires about this post please contact

The closing date for applications is 16th April 2012.


From: Jeremy Kozdon <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:19:54 -0700
Subject: Postdoc Position, Deep Earth Seismology, Stanford Univ

Seeking Postdoc for Computational Research in Deep Earth Seismology

Professor Jesse Lawrence is looking for a postdoc to join his Deep
Earth Seismology group. The postdoc will work on computational
aspects of waveform modeling, including methods to simulate waveforms
with stochastic quantized lattice vibrations, distributed workflows
across thousands of computers (e.g., Folding@home or BOINC), and
generating adaptive meshes to better characterize 3D heterogeneity
within the Earth. The goal of this project is to enhance our
earthquake forward modeling methods to better understand how dynamic
processes within the Earth focus, defocus, and scatter seismic waves.
The position is for one year with a possibility of renewing for a
second year. The expectation is that the research will lead to at
least one publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The
postdoctoral scholar will have access to a large cluster and a large
distributed computing network. The project will tie into ongoing
research within the Deep Earth Seismology group, including the
Quake-Catcher Network (, the Noise Observatory
for Imaging the Subsurface of Yellowstone, and efforts to simulate
lunar seismograms recorded during the Apollo missions.

Requisite skills include programming in C/C++, MPI and scripts, the
ability to communicate clearly, and a thorough background in physics
or geophysics with an emphasis in wave phenomena. Submit your PDF
application to Claudia Baroni via email ( Your
application should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of
publications, and contact information for 3 reference
writers. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled by
a qualified applicant.


From: Piotr Indyk <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:25:30 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, MIT-Shell-Draper Lab

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant
position for the MIT-Shell-Draper Lab research project

"Applications of compressive sensing and sparse structure exploitation
in hydrocarbon reservoir exploration and surveillance"

The goal of the project is to develop novel compressive sensing
algorithms for geoscience problems in the area of hydrocarbon field
exploration and surveillance. The appointment is initially for
one-year, with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 years. The
appointment should start either during the summer (the preferred
option) or the fall of 2012.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide expertise on and contribute to the development of
compressive sensing and sparse recovery algorithms for geoscience
- Help MIT faculty in coordination of research projects, including
periodic reporting and documentation as required by the program
- Frequent travel to Shell facilities in Houston

Minimum Qualifications
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or
related disciplines

Preferred Qualifications
- Expertise in sparse recovery, compressive sensing,
streaming/sketching, machine learning and statistical inference
- Experience and/or interest in research projects of interdisciplinary
- Programming experience (MATLAB)

Applications (including CV and three reference letters) should be
submitted to

ideally by April 15, 2012. However, applications will be considered
until the position is filled.


From: "Bernard Beauzamy" <>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 11:28:29 +0200
Subject: PhD Position, Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA, France

PhD offer

The company Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA, Paris, France, offers a
PhD position in mathematical modeling, starting september 2012, for 3

Our activities deal with real-life robust mathematical models, in one
of the following areas: energy, environment, health, transportation.

Applicants should have a master degree in mathematics (pure or
applied), or physics, or other scientific disciplines.

A good background in probabilities is required, as well as the ability
to program in one of the usual languages: VBA, C, Matlab, and so on.

Applicants should be fluent in English and will have to learn French.

Full time position. Salary : 1800 Euros per month, plus various
benefits according to French law.

Working place: Paris, France.

Please see for a description of our activities
(web site in English, French and Russian).

In order to apply, please send a complete resume with photo and letter
of motivation to:


From: Neha Mistry <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 04:20:34 -0400
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 32(2)

Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 32(2)

IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Links to all articles in this issue are available online at:

A generalized quasinonlocal atomistic-to-continuum coupling method
with finite-range interaction, Xingjie Helen Li and Mitchell Luskin

Runge–Kutta time discretization of parabolic differential equations on
evolving surfaces, G. Dziuk, Ch. Lubich, and D. Mansour

Computable error bounds for nonconforming Fortin–Soulie finite element
approximation of the Stokes problem, Mark Ainsworth, Alejandro
Allendes, Gabriel R. Barrenechea, and Richard Rankin

High-order conforming finite elements on pyramids, Nilima Nigam and
Joel Phillips

Optimality of an adaptive finite element method for the p-Laplacian
equation, Liudmila Belenki, Lars Diening, and Christian Kreuzer

Superconvergence for finite element approximation of a
convection–diffusion equation using graded meshes, R. G. Durán,
A. L. Lombardi, and M. I. Prieto

Finite element analysis of a time harmonic Maxwell problem with an
impedance boundary condition, Gabriel N. Gatica and Salim Meddahi

A sequential quadratic programming algorithm with an additional
equality constrained phase, José Luis Morales, Jorge Nocedal, and
Yuchen Wu

A second-derivative SQP method with a ‘trust-region-free’ predictor
step, Nicholas I. M. Gould and Daniel P. Robinson

A user-friendly extrapolation method for computing infinite range
integrals of products of oscillatory functions, Avram Sidi

Convergence analysis of the overlapping Schwarz waveform relaxation
algorithm for reaction-diffusion equations with time delay, Shu-Lin
Wu, Cheng-Ming Huang, and Ting-Zhu Huang

Interpolation estimate for a finite-element space with embedded
discontinuities, Gustavo C. Buscaglia and Abdellatif Agouzal

Approximation order equivalence properties of manifold-valued data
subdivision schemes, Gang Xie and Thomas P.-Y. Yu

Pathwise convergence rate for numerical solutions of stochastic
differential equations, Son Luu Nguyen and G. Yin

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