NA Digest Monday, November 5, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 45

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 20:07:07 -0500
Subject: First Release of BEM++, open source boundary element library

We are happy to announce the first release of BEM++, an open source
Galerkin boundary element library. Features include

- C++ and Python interfaces.
- Galerkin discretization of all standard boundary integral operators
(single-layer potential, double-layer potential, adjoint
double-layer potential, hypersingular operator) for Laplace,
Helmholtz and modified Helmholtz problems in three dimensions.
- Numerical evaluation of boundary-element integrals (singular
integrals dealt with using Sauter-Schwab quadrature rules).
- Triangular surface mesh handling. Import of meshes in Gmsh format.
- Piecewise constant and continuous piecewise linear basis functions.
- Dense-matrix representation of boundary integral operators supported
- Assembly of H-matrix representations of boundary integral operators
via adaptive cross approximation (ACA) supported thanks to an
interface to M. Bebendorf’s AHMED library.
- H-matrix-based preconditioners (via AHMED).
- Easy creation of operators composed of several logical blocks.
- Interfaces to iterative linear solvers from Trilinos.
- Evaluation of potentials in space (away from the discretized
- Export of solutions in VTK format.
- Parallel operation on shared-memory CPU architectures.

To download and install the library just follow the instructions at The code has been tested under several Linux
distributions and Mac OS (10.7 and 10.8). The library currently does
not work with Windows.

If you run into an issue or have suggestions please let us know via
e-mail or via the issue tracker system at We have included an update
mechanism that makes it easy to install patches for the library.


From: Alfredo Buttari <>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 10:06:54 -0500
Subject: New software: qr_mumps

I would like to announce a new software package called qr_mumps -- a
direct solver for sparse linear systems based on the multifrontal QR
factorization. qr_mumps is a parallel, multithreaded software based
on the OpenMP standard and is specifically designed for multicore
architectures. Parallelism is achieved through a decomposition of the
workload into fine grained computational tasks which are then
dynamically scheduled.

The package is written in Fortran2003, but has a fully functional C
interface, and is distributed under the LGPL license.

More details about the software and the software itself can be found
at this address:


From: "Bernard Beauzamy" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:25:29 +0100
Subject: Competitive Game, Fighting Forest Fires in Siberia

The 4th Competitive Game, organized jointly by Societe de Calcul
Mathematique SA and the French Federation of Mathematical Games, has
now started. The title for this year is "Fighting Forest Fires in
Siberia", and it has the support of the Paris Firemen Brigade. The
Game is endowed with a total of 2,000 Euros of prizes. Answers should
be received no later than April 30th, 2013.

Please see
for a description of the game. This description is also available in
French and in Russian.


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:58:13 -0500
Subject: New Book, Linear and Nonlinear Inverse Problems

Announcing the October 31, 2012, publication by SIAM of:

Linear and Nonlinear Inverse Problems with Practical Applications
by Jennifer L. Mueller and Samuli Siltanen

2012 / xiv + 351 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-33-7 /
List Price $84.00 / SIAM Member Price $58.80 / Order Code CS10

This book explains how to identify ill-posed inverse problems arising
in practice and how to design computational solution methods for them;
explains computational approaches in a hands-on fashion, with related
codes available on a website; and serves as a convenient entry point
to practical inversion.

The guiding linear inversion examples are the problem of image
deblurring, x-ray tomography, and backward parabolic problems,
including heat transfer, and electrical impedance tomography is used
as the guiding nonlinear inversion example.

The book’s nonlinear material combines the analytic-geometric research
tradition and the regularization-based school of thought in a fruitful
manner, paving the way to new theorems and algorithms for nonlinear
inverse problems. Furthermore, it is the only mathematical textbook
with a thorough treatment of electrical impedance tomography, and
these sections are suitable for beginning and experienced researchers
in mathematics and engineering.

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


From: David Kincaid <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:04:26 -0500
Subject: New Book, Numerical Mathematics and Computing (7th Ed.)

The 7th Edition of Cheney and Kincaid "Numerical Mathematics and
Computing" has been published by Cengage Learning.

For more information, see


From: Carlos Antonio de Moura <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:02:57 -0200
Subject: Proceedings available, CFL - 80 years gone by...

The proceedings of

"CFL - 80 years gone by...",

a meeting held at UERJ - Rio de Janeiro State University -
on May 2010, will be available on print this coming November.

For summary, cover, price, details, sample pages and so on,
please visit


From: Boris Vexler <>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 04:39:23 -0500
Subject: Num Methods, Optimal Control/Inverse Prob, Germany, Mar 2013

The Workshop on Numerical Methods for Optimal Control and Inverse
Problems (OCIP2013) will take place at the Technische Universitaet
Muenchen (Munich, Germany), March 11- 13, 2013, see

The invited speakers are:

Grégoire Allaire (Ecole Polytechnique)
Ronald H.W. Hoppe (University of Augsburg)
Barbara Kaltenbacher (University of Klagenfurt)
Pekka Neittaanmäki (University of Jyväskylä)

The workshop is organized by Michael Ulbrich, Barbara Wohlmuth and
Boris Vexler with support by the international research training group
IGDK 1754, see

The registration for the workshop via the webpage is already open, see


From: "Dr. Achraf Jabeur" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 06:32:16 -0500
Subject: IEEE CoDIT'13, Tunisia, May 2013

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate
groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original
scientific results to CoDIT'13: The 2013 International Conference on
Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT'13) will be held
May 6-8, 2013 at Hammamet, Tunisia.


The submission deadline is extended to November 30, 2012

List of journals associated with CoDIT’13 – (Special Journal Issues or
Selected Papers Submission); Authors of selected papers will be
invited to submit extended article versions to various journals:
1. Control Engineering Practice (Impact Factor)
2. International Journal of Computers, Communications & Control
(Impact Factor)
3. Journal of Universal Computer Science (Impact Factor)
4. Informatica Economica Journal


Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:22:38 +0100
Subject: Automatic Performance Tuning, Spain, Jun 2013

The 8th International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning

In conjunction with ICCS 2013, June 5 - June 7 Barcelona, Spain

Submissions due: Friday, December 28, 2012 (anywhere on Earth)
Notification: Friday, February 15, 2013
Camera-ready: Friday, March 1


The goal of iWAPT 2013 is to bring together researchers who are
investigating automated techniques for constructing and/or adapting
algorithms and software for high performance on modern complex
computer architectures.

We are particularly interested in autotuning and its relationship to
the following topic areas (list is not exhaustive):
- Machine-adaptive algorithms and software
- Program generation
- Performance analysis and modeling
- Parallel and distributed computing
- Numerical algorithms and libraries
- Multi- and manycore systems, heterogeneous architectures
- Compilation, e.g., iterative and empirical compilers
- Programming models
- Runtime systems
- Empirical search heuristics
- Power- and/or energy-aware computing


From: Lars Gruene <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:42:02 -0500
Subject: SADCO-OMPC2013, Germany, Sep 2013

OMPC 2013, SADCO Summer School and Workshop on Optimal and Model
Predictive Control
University of Bayreuth, Germany, 9-13 September 2013

OMPC 2013 is a summer school and workshop sponsored by the European
Marie-Curie ITN SADCO ( and organised by
Moritz Diehl (KU Leuven) and Lars Grüne (Univ. Bayreuth). OMPC 2013
features two one day summer school courses on 1) Numerical Optimal
Control, by Matthias Gerdts (Munich) and on 2) Model Predictive
Control, by James B. Rawlings (Wisconsin-Madison) on Monday and
Tuesday, September 9-10.

The workshop part on September 11-13 consists of invited talks on
various aspects of Optimal Control, Numerical Methods and Model
Predictive Control by Rolf Findeisen (Magdeburg), Matthias Gerdts
(Munich), Tor Arne Johansen (Trondheim), Carl Laird (Texas A&M),
Anders Rantzer (Lund), and James B. Rawlings (Wisconsin-Madison),
contributed talks by SADCO fellows and team members and a poster
session for young researchers.

Participation is free of charge but the number of participants is
limited. Registration will open in March 2013. For young researchers
SADCO will offer a limited number of grants to cover the local
expenses. For more information please see our website or contact us at


From: Mara Paz Calvo <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 23:13:48 MET
Subject: SciCADE 2013, Spain, Sep 2013

Registration and call for proposals of minisymposia for SciCADE 2013
is opened since October 31st at

SciCADE 2013, the International Conference on Scientific Computation
and Differential Equations, will be hosted by the University of
Valladolid, Spain, September 16-20, 2013.

As in previous editions, the conference will consist of plenary talks,
a certain number of minisymposia and additional sessions for
contributed talks.

Confirmed invited speakers are:
Sergio Blanes, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Folkmar Bornemann, Technische Universität München, Germany
Marlis Hochbruck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ander Murua, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Jianxian Qiu, Xiamen University, China
Robert D. Skeel, Purdue University, USA
Andrew Stuart, University of Warwick, United Kingdom


From: Grigorios Pavliotis <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:13:03 +0100
Subject: Chair Position, Applied Mathematics, Imperial College

Department of Mathematics

Chair in Applied Mathematics
South Kensington Campus

Salary range:from £68,970 per annum

Applications are invited for a Chair in Applied Mathematics (Full
Professorship) with effect from October 2013 or sooner.

Candidates should have research interests in applied mathematics in
general, but preference will be given to those whose research is in
Biomathematics, Fluid Mechanics, or Numerical/Applied Analysis. A
strong interest in Scientific Computing is also desirable. A PhD (or
equivalent) in Mathematics or a related discipline is also a
pre-requisite. Leadership qualities are also required for this post.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Candidates will be expected to have an internationally leading
research record in applied mathematics and an exceptionally strong
research record in their chosen field. A proven track record of
securing research funding and sustaining a vigorous research programme
is essential.

In addition, candidates will be expected to have extensive experience
in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across a range of subjects
in applied mathematics (or related area) in general, and in their
field of expertise in particular. A substantial track record of
successful postgraduate student supervision and postdoctoral mentoring
is also necessary.

Further information about the department and the posts can be found at
the website

Our preferred method of application is online via the Imperial College
Website Further particulars for
the post are available on the website searching with the reference
number NS2012224SC.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online or have any queries
about the application process please contact Mrs Maria Monteiro, quoting reference NS2012224SC to request an
application form.

Closing date: 7 January 2013

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena
Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two
Ticks Employer.


From: Grigorios Pavliotis <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:15:22 +0100
Subject: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Position, Fluid Dynamics, Imperial College

Department of Mathematics Imperial College London

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
South Kensington Campus

Salary range:
Lecturer: £44,150 - £49,200
Senior Lecturer: minimum starting salary from £54,250

Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to
an Assistant Professorship) in Theoretical and Computational Fluid
Dynamics with effect from October 2013 or sooner.

Candidates will be expected to conduct research in theoretical fluid
dynamics and have strong interests in scientific computing and to
contribute significantly to the department's interdisciplinary
research activities.

The Fluid Dynamics group at Imperial College London (ICL) is one of
the largest groups of its kind in a mathematics department. It has a
long history of excellence and boasts strengths in most aspects of
theoretical and computational fluid dynamics ranging from low Reynolds
number hydrodynamics and biofluiddynamics to aerodynamics and
geophysics. The group has strong links with engineering at ICL and its
members are involved in numerous ongoing interdisciplinary research

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematical Sciences or
a closely related field and have a growing research record of
international standing in theoretical and computational fluid
dynamics. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research potential,
ideally in areas which enhance and extend those of the group, though
those with proven leadership ability in other areas will also be
considered.Excellent verbal and written communication skills are
essential, as well as the ability to direct the work of a small
research team and apply for funding. Experience of teaching applied
mathematics (or closely related) courses at undergraduate and/or
postgraduate level is essential.

For appointment to the position of Senior Lecturer, in addition to the
above, candidates must have an exceptionally strong research record in
Theoretical Fluid Mechanics or closely related subject. Experience in
postgraduate training and undergraduate teaching in subjects within
(or close to) the field of Mathematics is also essential. In addition,
candidates must have a demonstratable track record of successful
postgraduate student supervision.

Further information about the department and the posts can be found at
the website

Our preferred method of application is online via the Imperial College
Website (please select "Job
Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into
"Keywords" -- vacancy ref: *NS2012225SC*).Please complete and upload
an application form as directed, also providing a CV and a list of

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online or have any queries
about the application process please contact Mr Kalra Taylor quoting reference NS2012225SC.**

Closing date: 7^th January 2013

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena
Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two
Ticks Employer.


From: Grigorios Pavliotis <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:11:27 +0100
Subject: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, NA/Scientific Computing, Imperial College

Department of Mathematics

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing
South Kensington Campus

Salary range:
Lecturer: £44,150 - £49,200
Senior Lecturer: minimum starting salary £54,250

Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to
an Assistant Professorship) in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing
with effect from October 2013 or sooner.

Candidates will be expected to conduct research in numerical and/or
applied analysis and have strong interests in scientific computing.
Candidates are sought to enhance the computational research focus of
the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (AMMP) Section and to
contribute to the AMMP's interdisciplinary research activities.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematical Sciences or
a closely related field and have a growing research record of
international standing in numerical and computational mathematics
applied to the physical or biological sciences and engineering.
Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research potential. Excellent
verbal and written communication skills are essential, as well as the
ability to direct the work of a small research team. Experience of
teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in applied and
numerical analysis and/or scientific computing is essential.

For appointment to the position of Senior Lecturer, in addition to the
above, candidates must have an exceptionally strong research record in
Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing or closely related subject.
Experience in postgraduate training and undergraduate teaching in
subjects within (or close to) the field of Mathematics is also
essential. In addition, candidates must have a demonstratable track
record of successful postgraduate student supervision.

Further information about the department and the posts can be found at
the website

Our preferred method of application is online via the Imperial College
Website (please select "Job
Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into
"Keywords" -- vacancy ref: *NS2012226SC*).Please complete and upload
an application form as directed, also providing a CV and a list of

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online or have any queries
about the application process please contact Mr Kalra Taylor, quoting reference NS2012226SC to request an
application form.

Closing date: 7^th January 2013

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena
Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two
Ticks Employer.


From: "Peggy Chan" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:26:04 +0800
Subject: Faculty Positions, Mathematics, City Univ of Hong Kong

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in
the Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong
[Ref. A/094/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university
that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As
a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to
nurturing and developing students' talent and creating applicable
knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the
University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the
University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world
in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business,
social sciences, humanities, law, creative media, energy, environment,
and other strategic growth areas.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:

Conduct research in areas of Applied Mathematics including Analysis
and Applications, Mathematical Modelling (including
biological/physical/financial problems), Scientific Computation and
Numerical Analysis, and Probability and Statistics; teach
undergraduate and postgraduate courses; supervise research students;
and perform any other duties as assigned.

A PhD in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Statistics with an excellent
research record.

Salary and Conditions of Service
Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and
individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity,
leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where
applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term

Information and Application
Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City
University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Fax
: (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311/email :

Please send the nomination or application with a current curriculum
vitae to Human Resources Office. Applications and nominations will
receive full consideration until the positions are filled. Please
quote the reference of the post in the application and on the
envelope. Shortlisted candidates for the post of Assistant Professor
will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent
directly by their referees to the Department, specifying the position
applied for. The University reserves the right not to fill the
positions. Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly
in accordance with the University's personal data policy, a copy of
which will be provided upon request.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions through its
"CityU International Transition Team" for current graduate students
and for early-stage and established scholars, as described at .


From: Eric de Sturler <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 09:25:41 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position, CS&E or Data Analytics, Virginia Tech

The College of Science at Virginia Tech has an open position in
Computational Science and/or Data Analytics at the rank of Assistant,
Associate, or Full Professor.

The official ad can be found at or

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Eric de
Sturler, Chair of the Computational Science faculty search committee,


From: Zhiliang Xu <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:19:17 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position, Applied/Comp Math, Univ of Notre Dame


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
(ACMS) seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track faculty member with
research expertise in applied mathematics or computational science.

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
was formed in 2010 within Notre Dame’s College of Science. The
department promotes research and teaching in applied mathematics,
computational mathematics and applied statistics in an environment
that fosters multidisciplinary collaborations. The founding members,
who transferred from the Department of Mathematics, have research
activities in mathematical biology, scientific computing, numerical
analysis, and statistical bioinformatics. In 2011 and 2012, ACMS hired
three assistant professors in statistics. The department offers
undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.

The successful applicant must have a doctorate in applied mathematics,
mathematics, or a closely related field, and a record of success in
both research and teaching. All candidates with expertise in applied
mathematics or computational science, including computational
mathematics and computational biology, who also have a record of
success in multidisciplinary team research, will be considered. An
appointment at the tenured level will require significant
accomplishment in independent, externally funded, research. The
teaching load in ACMS is 3 courses per year. The position begins in
August 2013. The evaluation of candidates will begin in December 2012.

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a
completed AMS standard cover sheet, should be filed through MathJobs
(, specifically, Applicants should also
arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted
through the MathJobs system. These letters should address the
applicant's research accomplishments and supply evidence that the
applicant has the ability to communicate articulately and teach
effectively. For additional information about the position or ACMS,
please contact the Department Chair, Steven Buechler, at or visit Notre Dame is an equal
opportunity employer, and we particularly welcome applications from
women and minority candidates.


From: "Fred J. Hickernell" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 23:15:33 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions, Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL

We are inviting applications for the faculty positions beginning in
August 2013:

i) a tenured/tenure track position,
ii) a possible additional tenured/tenure track position to be shared
with the Department of Computer Science,
iii) a lecturer position, and
iv) a one-year visiting position.

We are keenly interested in candidates with broad interests, who will
collaborate in ongoing and future strategic research in applied
mathematics and related disciplines, and who will provide
complementary expertise in areas closely related to those currently
represented in our department. Regarding the shared position, an area
of particular interest to our department and the Department of
Computer Science is data science applied to financial markets. More
about our department can be found at

Please apply through Questions regarding this
position may be addressed to Fred J. Hickernell, Chair, Department of
Applied Mathematics,, (312) 567-8983.
Applications will be reviewed starting early December 2012, and on a
continuing basis until the positions are filled. We especially
encourage applications from women and under-represented groups. IIT
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


From: Jeanne Meyers <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:08:43 -0500
Subject: Tenure-Track Positions, Michigan Technological Univ

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Technological
University, located in Houghton MI, invites applicants for two
tenure-track faculty positions in computational mathematics or
numerical analysis. A PhD in Mathematics or a related field is
required. The position starts on 19 August 2013.

A complete description is available at

To apply, submit a vita, three letters of recommendation (at least one
of which addresses teaching), a description of proposed research
program, and a statement of teaching interests through

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and
minorities are encouraged.


From: Julien Langou <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:40:42 -0500
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Univ of Colorado Denver

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the
University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professor position in numerical methods and scientific
computing, starting in August 2013.

The University of Colorado Denver in downtown Denver and the Anschutz
Medical Campus is one of the nation's top public urban research
universities. The University owns a major supercomputing facility and
large reserved allocations are available.

The candidate will be expected to develop a strong independent
research program with external funding and to teach a variety of
courses at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels. Doctoral
degree in mathematical sciences or a related area by the start of the
appointment is required. The candidate should have excellent record in
research commensurate with the career stage, strong commitment to
quality teaching, and research interests compatible with present
faculty, including numerical solutions of partial differential
equations, numerical linear algebra, parallel computing, mathematical
modeling, data assimilation, and quantification of uncertainty.

For further details and to apply see job posting
819515. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and will
continue until the position is filled. See for
information on the department. Questions to

We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with
disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed
to diversity and equality in education and employment.


From: Nicole Faber <>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 07:12:32 -0500
Subject: Juniorprofessor Position, Math Image/Signal Proc, RWTH

Juniorprofessor (W1) in Mathematical Image and Signal Processing
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the
area of image and signal processing with special emphasis on the
development of new methods and tools for particularly challenging
interdisciplinary applications that cannot be treated by state of the
art concepts. Examples concern material sciences, in particular,
electron microscopy and related tomographic inversion problems
involving strongly undersampled range restricted data, as well as
classification, registration, visualization, pattern recognition tasks
in biological applications, and cutting edge medical imaging. The
starting date is as early as possible in 2013.

The position is settled in the Department of Mathematics and
contributes to the graduate program in the Graduate School AICES. In
this latter capacity interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues
from the respective application areas at RWTH and the Jülich-Aachen
Research Alliance (JARA) are expected.

The AICES graduate school ( has been
established in the framework of the German excellence initiative. More
than 25 university institutes, the Research Centre Jülich, and the Max
Planck Institute for Iron Research collaborate in the graduate school.

You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude
for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an
outstanding doctorate. Ability in and commitment to teaching are
essential. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a
teaching language within the first 5 years.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success
in teaching. Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a
CV to:

Dekan der Fakultät Mathematik,
Informatik und Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. St. Kowalewski
52056 Aachen
via email to:

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2012.


From: "Cropley, Jeannine" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 20:17:56 +0000
Subject: Genomics Database Scientist Position, Oregon State Univ


Genomics Database Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant), OSU's Botany
and Plant Pathology department – Center for Genome Research and
Biocomputing (CGRB). Full time + benefits.

Responsibilities and duties include develop research software
forFungiDB; curate, analyze and load research data for the FungiDB
project; communication with FungiDB developers at UCR and EuPathDB
developers at UPenn to implement the research goals.

The appointee will be located for the first year at the University of
California, Riverside and thereafter at Oregon State University.

To review posting and apply, go to ,
posting number 0009312.

Closing Date: 12/31/2012 at 11:59 pm.

OSU is an AA/EOE.


From: Nick Trefethen <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:00:59 -0500
Subject: Hooke Postdoc Fellowship, 3-year, Oxford

The Mathematical Institute at Oxford University has announced four
prestigious new 3-year postdoctoral Hooke Fellowships, with a good
chance that a fellowship will be awarded in the area of Numerical
Analysis. The deadline for applications is Dec. 10, and the new Hooke
Fellow take up the post by July 1, 2013. The Hooke Fellowship is
aimed at candidates with outstanding publication records a couple of
years past the PhD. Other areas of applied mathematics are also
eligible. For details, see


From: "Felix J. Herrmann" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 22:54:47 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Seismic Lab for Imaging and Modelling

The UBC-Seismic Laboratory for Imaging and Modelling (SLIM) at the
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites
applications for 3 postdoctoral fellows in the following areas
- computational and theoretical seismology: seismic modelling,
wave-equation based imaging and inversion
- observational seismology: development of practical data acquisition
scenarios and workflows for full- waveform inversion
- compressive sensing: design and implementation of novel acquisition,
sparse/low-rank recovery algorithms, and directional transforms
including curvelets
- scientific computing & inverse problems: PDE-constrained
optimization and direct and indirect solvers for the Helmholtz
equation and
- optimization & machine learning: large-scale convex and stochastic
optimization, etc.

At SLIM, we are entering into the second phase of the the DNOISE II
program–5-year NSERC and industry-funded project for research in
seismic data acquisition, processing, and imaging. During this second
phase, we will emphasize the development of practical workflows on
real data including the acquisition and inversion of 3D seismic field
data. These projects will built on recent theoretical developments at
SLIM and include collaborations with other universities and access to
major computational resources.

The ideal candidates are expected to have a solid background in
exploration seismology and/or numerical linear algebra and should have
an overlap in scientific interests with at least two of the above
described research areas. In addition, we are looking for candidates
with experience in seismic-data processing (e.g. with promax) and/or
parallel algorithm development in matlab\ or equivalent high- level
programming languages. Since the DNOISE II program calls for a broad
array of activities candidates will, depending on their background and
interests, be able to work on more hands-on projects involving field
data or on more computational or theoretical topics. The positions are
for one year renewable to three years.

How to apply: Applicants should apply online by submitting a CV, a
list of all publications, and a statement of research to with Position ID: UBC-SLIMPDF [#4250]. Applicants
should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be
submitted via the online system. For additional information please
contact Miranda Joyce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given
priority. For more information on our research program, see our
website or our mind map.

About UBC and Vancouver:

The University of British Columbia, established in 1908, educates a
student population of 50,000 and holds an international reputation for
excellence in advanced research and learning. Our campus is 30 minutes
from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular campus that is a
'must-see' for any visitor to the city -- where snow-capped mountains
meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner.

About the DNOISE project:

DNOISE is a 5-year NSERC and industry-funded project for research in
seismic data acquisition, processing, and imaging. Our
interdisciplinary approach builds on recent developments in
compressive sensing, large-scale optimization, and full-waveform
inversion from severely sub-sampled data. The project includes 10
graduate students, 3 postdocs, and a research associate. The
postdoctoral positions, under supervision Felix J. Herrmann (Earth,
Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences), Ozgur Yilmaz (Mathematics), and
Michael P. Friedlander (Computer Science), are available immediately.

The aim of the DNOISE project is to design the next generation of
seismic imaging technology to address fundamental issues related to
the quality and cost of seismic data acquisition, the ability to
invert exceedingly large data volumes, and the capacity to work with
real field datasets. You will be part of a dynamic interdisciplinary
research group and will present your research at international
conferences and to industry. You will also be involved in industry
collaborations that include internships and projects on real field
data. You will have extensive contact with graduate students, fellow
postdocs, and faculty. We seek excellence in any of a wide variety of
areas, spanning from theory, algorithm design, to concrete software
implementations to be applied to field data.

Successful candidates will have a PhD degree obtained in 2009 or later
in geophysics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering,
or a related field. Earlier PhDs will be considered where the research
career has been interrupted by circumstances such as parental
responsibilities or illness. UBC hires on the basis of merit, and is
committed to employment equity. Positions are open to individuals of
any nationality.


From: "Cai, Wei" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:41:19 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Computational Research, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ

Postdoctoral positions in computational research at SJTU

Institute of Natural Sciences (INS) – a newly established
interdisciplinary institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)
( to conduct first-rate research in natural and
engineering sciences, is recruiting Institute postdoctoral researchers
in computational sciences and engineering. The initial appointment
will be for two years with a possible renewal for the third with an
annual salary of 170000 RMB and a research startup fund. The
potential candidates should demonstrate record of top quality research
work in computational research and interdisciplinary research
background. Eight (8) positions are available for strongly-motivated
researchers to conduct high quality interdisciplinary research between
INS members and science faculties on campus in the following areas.

- Computational plasma simulation for high energy density physics
(HEDP) driven by laser or particle beam-plasma interaction, with
experience in numerical methods such as particle-in-cell,
Fokker-Planck, or particle-fluid hybrid schemes, etc.
- Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations of reactive systems
to predict equilibrium products and reaction rates by developing
enhanced sampling techniques and reactive force field
parameters. Research background in theoretical or computational
chemistry is required.
- Molecular dynamics simulations of membrane proteins and energetic
materials for the study of drug binding sites in the M2 proton
channel with application in new drug designs, and solid phase
explosive reactions for new energetic materials.
- Molecular dynamics simulations of ion channels and membrane active
peptides, for the study of voltage-gated sodium channels, the
development of multi-scale algorithms for ion-channel transport, and
the study of antimicrobial and cell-penetrating peptides.
- Turbulent flow simulations and general computational fluid dynamics
to investigate fluid and turbulence physics both for applications
and fundamental research; to study models for turbulence and
turbulent combustion and other complex flow phenomena.
- General areas of scientific computing: At least three (3) other
positions at various salary levels will be available in areas
including computational electromagnetic, computational
neurosciences, multi-scale and stochastic modeling of biological and
physical systems, etc.

Applications should consist of curriculum vitae, including a list of
publications, summary of future research plans, and three letters of
reference. Application materials should preferably be electronically
sent to Ms. Hong Wei (<>).
They can also be mailed to: Ms. Hong Wei Institute of Natural Sciences
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai 200240, China. Review of
applications will begin immediately, and will continue for the next
several years.


From: Emma Hacking <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:02:14 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Fellowship Position, Analysis, Univ of Cambridge

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in
Mathematical Analysis, funded by the University of Cambridge and held
in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The
Fellowship is available for up to three years, commencing on 1
September 2013 or otherwise by agreement.

The Fellowship will be associated with the Cambridge Centre for
Analysis which is a joint activity of the two Mathematics Departments
at Cambridge.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics before
commencing the Fellowship and have demonstrated a capability to
produce world class research in some branch of Analysis. The duties of
the Research Fellow are to pursue independent research in Analysis, to
pursue research interactions with academic staff associated with the
Cambridge Centre for Analysis, and to enhance the academic environment
of the doctoral students. An allowance of will be provided for
research expenses.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to

Further information and details of how to apply is available from

The closing date for applications is 1 December 2012.


From: Jinchao Xu <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:34:18 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, NA, CCMA at Penn State Univ

The Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications (CCMA) at and in the Department of Mathematics at The
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is seeking one or two
scholars for postdoctoral appointments. Successful candidates will
hold a PhD in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or
a related field. The position requires expertise in numerical methods
for partial differential equations and iterative methods for solving
large-scale linear systems. Fortran, C, or C++ programing is
required. Experience in heterogeneous parallel computing is desirable
but not required. Appointed candidates will work closely with the
faculty at the CCMA on research related to numerical methods for
large-scale practical applications. The postdoctoral scholar will
contribute to a number of research projects including the CCMA’s
projects supported by DOE and industry. The number of candidates
appointed will depend on the availability of funding. The appointments
will be effective on August 15, 2013, or later. Applications will be
reviewed until the positions are filled. More information on Penn
State University and the Department of Mathematics can be found at Applicants should submit the following application
material online at

i) cover letter addressed to Professor Xu c/o Robin Enderle
ii) current vitae including a list of publications
iii) current research statement
iv) three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Xu c/o
Robin Enderle (Please ensure that one of the letters addresses
your teaching background and ability.)

Applicants can also apply by sending application materials to this
address: Jinchao Xu, c/o Robin Enderle, Department of Mathematics, The
Pennsylvania State University, 107 McAllister Building, University
Park, PA 16802.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s)
in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to
affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 00:12:55 -0500
Subject: PhD Fellowship Positions, Computational Science, Eng, & Math

The Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM)
Graduate Program at the Institute for Computational Engineering and
Sciences (ICES, at The University of Texas
at Austin is now accepting applications for Fall 2013.

The CSEM Program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares
students for the field of computational and mathematical
modeling. Students complete advanced coursework in three areas:

- Applicable mathematics
- Numerical analysis and scientific computation
- Mathematical modeling and applications

Premier 4-year fellowships are available for qualified students. These
fellowships provide an annual stipend, full tuition benefits, and an
allocation for health insurance. All applicants to the PhD program
are considered for financial support.

Application deadline is January 15, 2013. See website below for
admissions information. Questions should be directed to


From: Petra Markert-Autsch <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:15:23 -0500
Subject: PhD Positions, Mathematics, Univ of Wuerzburg

The Chair of Scientific Computing at the University of Wuerzburg,
Germany would like to announce two PhD positions in Mathematics.

The first one (ITN-STRIKE-phdopenpos.pdf) is within the Marie Curie
International Training Network Multi-ITN STRIKE - Novel Methods in
Computational Finance

The PhD position is dedicated to the investigation of new robust and
efficient optimization and optimal control techniques for financial
market models.

The second one (IZKF-PhDWuerzburg.pdf) is within a new collaboration
between the Institut für Mathematik, the Institut für
Röntgendiagnostik, and the Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Gefäß-
und Kinderchirurgie, Universitaetsklinikum Würzburg.

This PhD position is dedicated to the investigation of new MR image
reconstruction techniques.

You will find download links for the detailed descriptions on the
following website:


From: "" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:37:33 +0200
Subject: Contents, Computational methods in applied mathematics, 12(4)

This issue has been prepared by our Guest Editors Vadim Korneev, Yuri
Kuznetsov, Ulrich Langer, and Aleksandr Matsokin

Vadim Korneev, Yuri Kuznetsov, Ulrich Langer, and Aleksandr Matsokin
pp. 367-368

Schwarz Type Solvers for hp-FEM Discretizations of Mixed Problems
Beuchler, Sven / Purrucker, Martin; pp. 369-390

Analysis of a Two-level Schwarz Method with Coarse Spaces Based on
Local Dirichlet-to-Neumann Maps, Dolean, Victorita / Nataf, Frédéric
/ Scheichl, Robert / Spillane, Nicole pp. 391-414

Robust Two-level Domain Decomposition Preconditioners for
High-contrast Anisotropic Flows in Multiscale Media, Efendiev, Yalchin
/ Galvis, Juan / Lazarov, Raytcho / Margenov, Svetozar / Ren, Jun;
pp. 415-436

Regular Decompositions for H(div) Spaces, Kolev, Tzanio / Vassilevski,
Panayot; pp. 416-447

Polynomial of Best Uniform Approximation to 1/x and Smoothing in
Two-level Methods, Kraus, Johannes / Vassilevski, Panayot / Zikatanov,
Ludmil; pp. 448-468

Domain Decomposition Preconditioning for Problems with Highly Varying
Coefficients, Matsokin, Aleksandr / Nepomnyaschikh, Sergei;
pp. 469-485

A Simplified Calculation of Reduced HCT--Basis Functions in a Finite
Element Context, Meyer, Arnd; pp. 486-499

Norms of Discrete Trace Functions of H¹(Ω) and H²(Ω), Xu, Jinchao
/ Zhang, Shuo; pp. 500-512

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All CMAM ahead of print papers can be viewed at .

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