NA Digest Monday, September 17, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 38

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From: Cleve Moler <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:30:21 +0000
Subject: Cleve's Corner Blog

Some NA Digest readers may be interested in the blog that I am

I've been at it for about three months now. I try to post every week.
Topics include numerical analysis, scientific computing, and MATLAB.
Pointers to the archives are provided on the right hand panel of the
page. I'm not sure how long I can keep it up, but I'm having a lot of
fun for now. Please post your comments.



From: Grady Wright <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:34:48 -0400
Subject: Updated, Pacific Northwest NA Seminar, USA, Oct 2012

The 25th annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS
2012) will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Boise State
University on Saturday, October 27, 2012. The meeting will bring
together interdisciplinary researchers from universities, government
research labs, and industry mainly from the Pacific Northwest region
to share expertise in both pure and applied aspects of numerical
analysis and computational mathematics.

Location: Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Confirmed Speakers: Uri Ascher, Ray A. Berry, Ed Beuler, Somantika
Datta, Lisa Davis, Aaron Fogelson, Grady Lemoine, Kristi Maschhoff

Poster session: We are soliciting posters from participants
(especially from students and postdocs) to be included in a poster
session during the meeting.

Travel funding (updated): For students and postdocs presenting
posters, some funding will be available to partially cover travel
expenses thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

Complete details on the meeting can be found at


From: "Daniel B. Szyld" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:35:46 -0400
Subject: Mid-Atlantic NA Day, USA, Nov 2012

The Mid-Atlantic NA Day 2012 will take place at
Temple University, Philadelphia, on Friday 2 November 2012.

The purpose of this one-day meeting is to provide a forum for
Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, i.e.,
researchers and practitioners at the very beginning of their careers,
from the Mid-Atlantic region, to exchange ideas in numerical analysis,
scientific computing and related application areas.
More established scientists are encouraged to attend as well.

Keynote speaker: William Layton, Univ of Pittsburgh
"Numerical Analysis of Turbulent Flow"

Abstract submission deadline is 30 September 2012.
There will be no registration fee, but we ask participants
to please register.

Submissions, registration, hotel info and more at:

Questions? write to us at


From: Erricos Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:01:59 -0400
Subject: CFP: Matrix Comp, Algorithms and Parallelism, Spain, Dec 2012

We invite submissions for a mini symposium on
*Matrix Computations, Algorithms and Parallelism*
1-3 December 2012, Conference Centre, Oviedo, Spain

The deadline for submissions for this track is the 5th of October

This track is concerned with topics of research emerging from
applications which involve the use of linear algebra methods,
optimization and parallel computing (see link above for more
information). The track will take place within the framework of the
ERCIM working group on Computing and Statistics. For further
information please contact any of the track co-chairs, or reply to
this email.

Track Co-Chairs: Stratis Gallopoulos, Erricos Kontoghiorghes, George
Loizou and Ahmed Sameh

To obtain further information please send an email to


From: Melina Freitag <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:09:38 -0400
Subject: Annual Meeting SIAM UK & Rep. of Ireland Section, UK, Jan 2013

Annual Meeting of UK & Republic of Ireland SIAM Section

Date: 8 January 2013

Venue: University of Reading

Confirmed invited speakers:

Coralia Cartis (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Arieh Iserles (University of Cambridge, UK)
Clifford Nolan (University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland )
Sebastian Reich (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Endre Süli (University of Oxford, UK)
Françoise Tisseur (University of Manchester, UK)

Cost: £20 for SIAM members, £25 for non-SIAM members and £10 for
students. (covers the cost of refreshments and lunch).

Programme and further details available at[[Annual Meeting]]

To register, please send an email to Mrs Brigitte Calderon at with cc to

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Reading.

Nancy Nichols (SIAM UKIE President)
Jared Tanner (SIAM UKIE Vice-President)
Melina Freitag (SIAM UKIE Treasurer/Secretary)


From: "Jennifer E Fasy" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:05:05 -0400
Subject: CFP, SIAM AN13, USA, Jul 2013

2013 SIAM Annual Meeting Call for Papers Now Available!

Location: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego,
California, USA

Dates: July 8-12, 2013

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

January 7, 2013: Minisymposium proposals
January 28, 2013: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 21, 2013: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMAN13

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


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:08:31 -0400
Subject: CFP, SIAM Conf on Control and Its Applications, USA, Jul 2013

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13)
July 8-10, 2013
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, California, USA

The field of control theory is central to a wide range of aerospace,
energy, automotive and advanced technological systems and is
increasingly recognized as fundamental for emerging fields ranging
from nanotechnology, smart grid to cell regulation. Moreover, in
addition to its traditional ubiquity in process regulation for the
physical sciences and engineering, control concepts now pervade the
biological, computer, and social sciences. This conference will
showcase a wide range of topics in control and systems theory. The
topics and applications include control of PDEs, computational
mathematics for control and optimization, real-time optimization and
data assimilation, cooperative control for unmanned autonomous
vehicles, differential games, cellular and biological regulation,
control of hybrid systems, control techniques for financial
mathematics, biomedical control, risk sensitive control and filtering,
control of smart systems, flow control and quantum control. This
conference is a continuation of a series of meetings started in 1989
in San Francisco.


From: Jose Castillo <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:35:13 -0700
Subject: Faculty Position, Computational Math, San Diego State Univ

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State
University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in Applied and Computational Mathematics, beginning in Fall
2013. Focused research areas include but are not limited to dynamical
systems, nonlinear waves, applied PDEs, numerical analysis, climate
science and mathematical biology. See for
details about the position and our research and teaching environment.


From: Michael Ferris <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:53:31 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position, UW-Madison, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Faculty Position: UW-Madison: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison ( invites applications for
faculty openings in Optimization and its Applications. The WID
optimization theme ( aims to develop and apply
optimization technology to systems-level problems emerging in science
and engineering applications in an interdisciplinary, integrative, and
collaborative fashion. Collaborations with domain scientists will be a
focus. Our interests encompass (but are not limited to): (i)
Development of core optimization technology and large scale
computational methodology; (ii) Planning techniques within application
domains that exploit unfolding understanding of the physical system;
(iii) Applications of simulation and stochastic optimization
techniques; (iv) Use of optimization and statistical methods to
understand and predict systems phenomena, even when competition exists
between entities; (v) Sparse optimization and image reconstruction
leveraging compressed sensing frameworks, optimization algorithms, and
powerful computational platforms.

The official Position Vacancy Listing can be found at
You may ignore the application deadline of October 15th in the PVL.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Electronic submission of all application materials can be performed
through Contact Professor
Michael Ferris at for further information.


From: Tim Phillips <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:40:42 +0100
Subject: Lectureship Positions, Mathematics and Statistics, Cardiff Univ

The School of Mathematics at Cardiff University invites applications
for Lectureships in Mathematics (2 posts) and Statistics (2 posts).

We welcome applications from outstanding individuals in any areas of
mathematics and statistics.

Candidates for the positions in Mathematics must be able to
demonstrate excellence in research in any area of pure or applied
mathematics. At least one of the two available posts will be
permanent, and both posts are full-time. Informal enquiries to or

Candidates for the positions in Statistics must be able to demonstrate
excellence in research in any area of statistics or probability. At
least one of the two available posts will be permanent, and both posts
are full-time. Informal enquiries may be sent to or

The appointments will be made at Grade 6 or Grade 7 according to

£30122 - £35938 per annum (Grade 6) or
£38140 - £44166 per annum (Grade 7)

Further information about the position and the required documents for
application can be found at


Closing date: Thursday, 28 September 2012


From: Ronald Boisvert <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:20:34 -0400
Subject: Positions at NIST: UQ, multiscale materials modeling

The NIST Information Technology Laboratory anticipates filling one or
more positions within its Applied and Computational Mathematics
Division (ACMD) during the coming year to research and develop
techniques and tools for multiscale modeling and uncertainty
quantification in response to the federal Materials Genome Initiative
( This initiative strives to reduce the
time for materials discovery, optimization, and deployment through the
promotion of a new R&D paradigm in which computational modeling,
simulation, and analysis will decrease the reliance on time-consuming,
expensive, physical experimentation. Candidates with expertise in one
or more of the following are sought: computational materials science,
atomistic modeling, multiscale modeling, software system development,
uncertainty quantification, statistics, risk analysis. Candidates must
have a Ph.D. (or equivalent research experience) in mathematics,
computer science, or a related field. Appointments at both the junior
and senior levels will be considered. US citizenship is required. NIST
is a Federal measurement science and engineering research laboratory
with locations in Gaithersburg, MD in suburban Washington, DC, and in
Boulder, CO. Interested parties are invited to submit a vita, a statement
of research goals, and the names of three references to Dr. Andrew
Dienstfrey at See NIST:
ACMD: Employee benefits: NIST is an Equal Employment
Opportunity employer.


From: "R. Bradley Shumbera, Ph.D." <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:18:53 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Multiscale Modeling of Wave Prop, Texas A&M Univ

We are looking for a postdoc to work on a project on multiscale
modeling of wave propagation in heterogeneous subsurface
formations. The project is jointly with an industry. The desired
experience includes: (1) multiscale simulations: (2) simulations of
acoustic and elastic wave propagation in heterogeneous media; (3)
geophysical applications. Please, contact Yalchin Efendiev
( or Richard Gibson ( for more


From: Daan Crommelin <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:39:40 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Stochastic ocean modeling, CWI Amsterdam

A PhD position in the research project "Stochastic models for
unresolved scales in geophysical flows" is available at the Centrum
Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In this project we will develop a new, stochastic methodology for the
representation of subgrid scales in ocean models. The project lies at
the intersection of applied mathematics and ocean modeling, involving
the development of new mathematical ideas on stochastic-deterministic
models for multiscale systems and their application in numerical
models of oceanic flow.

The project will take place in the research group “Computational and
Stochastic Dynamics” at CWI. In this group, stochastic methods for
geophysical fluid dynamics is an expanding research topic.

Please see for further information, including desired
background of candidates and information on how to apply.

Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Daan Crommelin, email

Application deadline: 10 October 2012


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:36:31 -0500
Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, 11(1)

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 11, No. 1, 2013
Table of Contents

Full articles are online at

Hamiltonian ODEs on a space of deficient measures, L. Chayes,
W. Gangbo, and H.K. Lei

E-characteristic polynomials of tensors, An-Min Li, Liqun Qi, Bin

Fundamental limitations of polynomial chaos for uncertainty
quantification in systems with intermittent instabilities, Michal
Branicki and Andrew J. Majda

Global geometrical optics method, Chunxiong Zheng

Slow manifolds for multi-time-scale stochastic evolutionary systems,
Hongbo Fu, Xianming Liu, and Jinqiao Duan

Geometric dynamics of optimization, Francois Gay-Balmaz, Darryl
D. Holm, and Tudor S. Ratiu

Wave propagation in waveguides with random boundaries, Ricardo Alonso,
Liliana Borcea, and Josselin Garnier

On the local existence of analytic solutions to the Prandtl boundary
layer equations, Igor Kukavica and Vlad Vicol

Scattering of electromagnetic waves by thin high contrast dielectrics:
effects of the object boundary, David M. Ambrose and Shari Moskow

Pattern formation in Rayleigh-Benard convection, Taylan Sengul and
Shouhong Wang

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