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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:38:52 -0500
Subject: Call for Submissions, SIAM Student Paper Prize


The SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE is awarded every year to the student
author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM
Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit
and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. The
prize recognizes outstanding scholarship by students in applied
mathematics or scientific computing. Up to three awards are given.

The SIAM Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the 2013 SIAM Annual
Meeting (AN13), to be held July 8-12, 2013, in San Diego, California.
Each prize recipient will receive a framed certificate plus a cash
award of $1,000. Each will have the opportunity to present his or her
paper at the meeting. Recipients will also receive gratis
registration for AN13 and a SIAM Student Travel Award toward travel

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet
hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Papers entered in
the competition must have already been submitted for publication.
Submissions may be based on co-authored papers. Instructions on how
to submit a paper and other required documents can be found at

All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the SIAM
office on or before FEBRUARY 15, 2013. Please address your submission
to Professor Peter Turner, Chair, SIAM Student Paper Prize Committee,
and send it to Inquiries should be
addressed to


From: "Corliss, George" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2013 23:08:21 +0000
Subject: for browser-based LaTeX authoring

If you or your students write LaTeX, you should look at It is a browser-based LaTeX authoring
environment from some students from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. You write raw LaTeX code and see a PDF preview in
a few seconds. It offers style templates for some journals (limited
offering yet), version control, Dropbox integration, collaboration,
and access to your work from any browser. The product is not yet
mature, but it is improving.

I have no stake in the company; I'm just a happy user. Take a look;
you might be, too.

Dr. George F. Corliss
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Marquette University


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 05:49:42 -0500
Subject: IMA Maths 2013, UK, Mar 2013

Thursday 14 March 2013, Mary Ward House, London

Mathematics 2013 is the eighth in the series of annual IMA conferences
to promote mathematics. This series aims to demonstrate to both
mathematicians and non mathematicians the many uses of modern
mathematics. The 2013 conference focuses on the Mathematics of Planet
Earth, including talks on climate, education, energy and demography.
We hope that the audience will have mathematicians, those who work
with mathematicians in policy forming roles, and anyone who has an
interest in developments in the applications of mathematics.

Swine flu AND epidemic modelling, Ellen Brookes Pollock and Ken Eames
Weather Forecasting, Valerio Lucarini
British Antarctica Survey, Nick Watkins
Mathematics education globally, Rosalind Mist
Mathematics and energy world wide, David Ogle
Global security, Richard Pinch
Demography world wide and the actuarial response, Chris Daykin
IMA in 2013: Where we are, President

To register for the conference, please visit the conference webpage to
download, complete and return an application form:

For further information on this conference, please contact: Lizzi
Lake, Conference Officer, Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street,
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF. Tel. Direct line: +44 (0) 1702
356102, Switchboard: +44 (0) 1702 354020, Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354111,


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 05:46:19 -0500
Subject: IMA Early Career Mathematicians, UK, Apr 2013

Saturday 27 April 2013, Cardiff University

The IMA Early Career Mathematicians' 2013 Spring Conference is set to
take place at the University of Cardiff on Saturday 27th April. The
event is designed to bring mathematicians together who are in the
early stages of their careers and who have different interests for a
fun-filled day of games and fascinating talks. With conferences being
described as "lively and informative", "a friendly and relaxed
atmosphere" and "educational, informative and entertaining" in
previous Mathematics Today publications it is no wonder the IMA Early
Career Mathematicians' Autumn Conference 2012 required multiple room
changes to keep up with the popular demand.

The Spring conference will include several talks including the use of
mathematics in video games and how mathematical models helped to
develop the UKs renowned SuperSonic car, Bloodhound. A detailed
schedule will be finalised in due course but the conference promises
to be just as fun and entertaining as previous events.

Lindsay-Marie Armstrong AMIMA, Conference Leader, IMA Early Career
Mathematicians' Spring Conference 2013.

Further information: or +44 (0) 1702 354020 or


From: Weiguo Gao <>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:52:20 +0800
Subject: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, China, Jul/Aug 2013

The fourth Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, with a focus on matrix
functions and matrix equations, will take place in Fudan University,
Shanghai, China, July 22 to August 2, 2013. It will also be the third
international Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra and the tenth
Shanghai Summer School on Analysis and Numerics in Modern Sciences. An
extra week of activities from August 5 to August 9 is planned for
interested students.

The summer school will be composed of three mini-courses:

Functions of matrices and exponential integrators
Matrix equations and model reduction
High performance linear solvers and eigenvalue computations

The primary lecturers for these courses will be

Peter Benner, Max Planck Institute, Magdeburg, Germany
Nicholas Higham, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Marlis Hochbruck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ren-Cang Li, University of Texas, Arlington, USA
Xiaoye (Sherry) Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Applicants selected to participate pay no registration. At least
partial funding for local accommodations and meal expenses will be
available for all participants. Limited travel funds are also

Application deadline: February 1, 2013
For more details on the course and on how to apply, go to or


From: Omar Lakkis <>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:52:59 +0000
Subject: Professor, Reader, (Senior) Lecturer Positions, Univ of Sussex

Although this call targets Probability and Statistics specialists,
strong candidates from other areas (e.g., Numerical Analysis and
Computational Mathematics) will also be considered.

Details found on


From: Des Higham <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:30:06 -0500
Subject: Permanent Positions, Univ of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

The University of Strathclyde, UK, is advertising a
Professorship/Readership in numerical analysis

and a Senior Lectureship/Lectureship in numerical analysis and high
performance computing


From: Epenoy Richard <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:10:13 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Position, CNES Toulouse, France

Postdoctoral fellowship in optimal control and space mechanics at CNES
Toulouse, France

A one year (renewable once) PostDoc position will be available from
(earliest) september 2013 at the French space agency (Centre National
d?Etudes Spatiales) in Toulouse, France. The remuneration is 2258 ?
per month before taxes.

The candidate will contribute to the design of low-energy low-thrust
Earth-Moon transfers by using optimal control techniques and dynamical
systems theory.

Requirements: The candidate should hold a PhD in applied mathematics
or in space mechanics and should have an good background in the
dynamics of the n-body problem. Knowledge on optimal control will also
be appreciated.

Working language: French.

Application: The application, containing the candidate's cv and a
description of his/her research interests and achievements should be
sent by email to

Dr. Richard Epenoy
18 avenue Edouard Belin
31401 Toulouse Cedex 9, France

Further enquiries should also be directed to the email address above.

The official application deadline is 31th of March 2013. The
successful candidates might be selected for an interview process in
spring and have to be available for a start between September and
December 2013.


From: Jan S Hesthaven <>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:18:58 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Comp Math, Brown Univ

Two positions as Postdoctoral Research Associates are open in the
group of Prof. Jan Hesthaven, Brown University.

The first position will focus on the analysis and development of
efficient algorithms for differential equations with fractional
operators. While the focus will be on the development of discontinuous
Galerkin methods for multi-dimensional fractional problems, other
related research directions are also possible.

The second position will focus on efficient multi-scale finite element
methods with an emphasis on methods and applications to wave
problems. We shall also consider the development of accurate and
efficient methods for weakly random materials and the use of reduced
basis methods to accelerate such techniques for heterogenous
multi-scale problems.

Both positions will entail a combination of analysis and computation,
possibly with direct ties to complex applications.

The initial appointment for both positions are for one year during
which the academic home will be Brown University. On mutual agreement,
a second year may be possible but may require relocation to EPFL,
Switzerland for the year. Extensions beyond the 2nd year will depend
on availability of additional funds.

Applicant should have a strong background in computational mathematics
and numerical analysis for PDE's and, preferably, a demonstrated
proficiency in advanced programming. A PhD in Applied Mathematics,
Mathematics, Computer Science or something closely related is

The positions are available from June 1, 2013 or later based on mutual

Evaluation of applications will begin on Januar 22, 2013 and continue
until the positions are filled.

To apply, please forward AMS Coversheet, CV and arrange that 3 letters
of recommendation be forwarded to Prof Jan Hesthaven
( Please indicate which of the two positions
you are interested in.

For further details or questions, please contact Prof. Jan Hesthaven


From: "Chappell, David" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 17:38:17 +0000
Subject: PhD Position, Industrial Maths, Nott Trent Univ

The School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University
invites applications from candidates for a PhD studentship entitled "A
noisy flow model for uncertain wave dynamics in built-up vibroacoustic

Computer aided engineering (CAE) tools for predicting noise and
vibration are indispensable in many industries since they lead to huge
savings in cost and development time, and their results impact
comfort, safety, health and the environment. This proposal is to
initiate development of a software tool for predicting noise and
vibration levels in built-up structures (examples include cars, ships
and aircraft), where uncertainties in the manufacturing process and
the sheer scales involved render standard techniques unviable. The
work will be driven by problems in industry and underpinned by
rigorous mathematical foundations drawing from numerical analysis,
dynamical systems and operator theory. The project will be in
collaboration with the University of Nottingham and industrial
partners inuTech GmbH in Nuremberg, and Jaguar Land Rover. Visits to
both industrial partners will be expected during the project.

Candidates should hold a first class UK honours degree (or equivalent)
in mathematics, engineering or a related discipline. Alternatively, an
upper second class UK honours with a masters in an appropriate subject
area. Experience of mathematical programming using Matlab is

Funding is for 3 years and will pay UK/EU fees and provide a
maintenance stipend linked to RCUK rate (currently 13, 590 per annum)
for up to 3 years. Additional funding to work at inuTech for 6 months
may also become available.

For further information, contact David Chappell
( or Jonathan Crofts


From: "Bernard Beauzamy" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:42:13 +0100
Subject: Proofreader Position, Probabilistic Information Transfer

A manuscript, entitled "Probabilistic Information Transfer", by Olga
Zeydina and Bernard Beauzamy, is typed (Word format, also available in
pdf) and almost ready for publication.

We are looking for someone who would check all computations and
proofread the manuscript (spelling, grammar, intelligibility).

The manuscript is 204 pages long and is divided into three parts :
general presentation, applications, theory.

The first two are simple to read, but the last one is very technical
and involves high level probabilistic tools (stochastic processes,
entropy, and so on).

The successful candidate should have a very good level in
probabilities and should master the requirements for publishing books
or articles in English.

The expected duration for the work is 3 months and we offer a flat sum
of 1,000 Euros for its completion.

If you are interested, please write to :


Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:11:43 +0000
Subject: Contents, Intl J of Mathematics and Computer Science, 7(2)

The following papers have just appeared in the International Journal
of Mathematics (Vol. 7, no. 2, 2012) and can be downloaded freely via

1) Lea Beneish, Brent Holmes, Peter Johnson, Two Kinds of Frobenius
Problems in Z[square root(m)].

2) Badih Ghusayni, Subsets of Prime Numbers.

3) Michelle Foster, Peter Johnson, An Existence Theorem in Information

4) G. E. Okecha, C. E. Onwukwe, On the solution of integral equations
of the first kind with singular kernels of Cauchy-type.


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:56:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 54(1)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 54, Number 1, January 2013

A Critical Study of the Compressible Lattice Boltzmann Methods for
Riemann Problem, Amir Nejat and Vahid Abdollahi, pp.1-20.

An Analysis of the Dissipation and Dispersion Errors of the P N P M
Schemes, Gregor J. Gassner, pp.21-44.

Superconvergent Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Linear
Non-selfadjoint and Indefinite Elliptic Problems, Sangita Yadav, Amiya
K. Pani and Neela Nataraj, pp.45-76.

A Novel Hierarchial Error Estimate for Elliptic Obstacle Problems,
Qingsong Zou, pp.77-96.

A Family of Fourth-Order and Sixth-Order Compact Difference Schemes
for the Three-Dimensional Poisson Equation, Shuying Zhai, Xinlong Feng
and Yinnian He, pp.97-120.

Numerical Study of the Plasma-Lorentz Model in Metamaterials, Jichun
Li, Yunqing Huang and Wei Yang, pp.121-144.

Compact Numerical Quadrature Formulas for Hypersingular Integrals and
Integral Equations, Avram Sidi, pp.145-176.

Analysis of an Interior Penalty Method for Fourth Order Problems on
Polygonal Domains, Thirupathi Gudi, Hari Shanker Gupta and Neela
Nataraj, pp.177-199.

Quadratic Finite Element Approximations of the Monge-Ampere Equation,
Michael Neilan, pp.200-226.

On the Connection Between the Correction and Weighting Functions in
the Correction, Procedure via Reconstruction Method Meilin Yu and
Z. J. Wang, pp.227-244.


From: Ralph Baker Kearfott <>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 07:34:08 -0600
Subject: Reliable Computing Journal, Updated BibTeX database

An updated cumulative BiBTeX database for the Reliable Computing
journal is now available. The updated database includes information
for all presently posted articles, including recently posted articles
in volumes 16 and volume 17. Additionally, we have corrected a few
small errors, and we have posted a PDF file containing the
LaTeX-formatted references generated from the database. Finally, as
of this update, the reference keys in the database conform to the
convention adopted in Nelson Beebe's BiBTeX databases
(e.g. "Achenie:2003:IGO", where "IGO" represents the first letters of
the first three words of the title).

The updated database, as well as the PDF file, can be found at:

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