NA Digest Sunday, March 3, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 10

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From: Alex Townsend <>
Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:38:07 +0000
Subject: Chebfun2 Release, 4th of March

We are pleased to announce the first release of Chebfun2 which will be
available here from the 4th
of March at 9am (GMT). Chebfun2 is an extension of Chebfun Version 4.2
to scalar and vector valued functions of two variables defined on
rectangles. This marks an important step for the Chebfun project as it
moves from 1D computations to multi-dimensional functionality. We are
particularly proud of Chebfun2's capabilities for bivariate
rootfinding and vector valued functions.

For an overview of what Chebfun2 can do, take a look at
the collection of Chebfun2 Examples or browse the guide, posted
at .

The Chebfun Team, U. of Oxford and U. of Delaware


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 10:51:08 -0500
Subject: Inverse Problems Opening Workshop, UK, Mar 2013

To celebrate the opening of the UCL Centre for Inverse Problems we are
holding a workshop from 18-21 March 2013 at University College London.

The workshop schedule is available at
If you would like to attend the workshop please register at

A special evening lecture will be given by Per Christian Hansen,
Technical University Denmark

Confirmed invited speakers include:
Peter Monk, University of Delaware, USA; Laurent Demanet, MIT, USA;
Samuli Siltanen, University of Helsinki, Finland; Otmar Scherzer,
University of Vienna, Austria; Martin Burger, University of Münster,
Germany; Matti Lassas, University of Helsinki, Finland; Gunther
Uhlmann, University of Washington, USA; Bill Lionheart, University of
Manchester, UK; Olaf Steinbach, TU Graz, Austria; Victor Panaretos,
EPFL, Switzerland; Ian Dryden, University of Nottingham, UK; Christine
De Mol, University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Marc Bonnet, ENSTA,
Paris; Maarteen van der Hoop, Purdue University, USA; Lassi
Paivarinta, University of Helsinki, Finland; Alberto Ruiz, Autonoma
University Madrid, Spain; Lauri Oksanen, University of Washington,
USA; Lothar Reichel, Kent State University, USA; Will Penny, Wellcome
Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, UK; Mark Girolami, University
College London, UK; Ingo Waldman, University College London, UK; Ben
Cox, University College London, UK; Ian Robinson, University College
London, UK; Massimiliano Pontil, University College London, UK


From: Monica Finlayson <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:04:04 -0500
Subject: Modern Topics in Nonlinear PDEs, UK, Mar 2013

Modern Topics in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations: Oxbridge
PDE Days 14 & 15 March 2013, MI, Lecture Room 1, Oxford, OX1 3LB

Tuomo Valkonen, University of Cambridge
Yves Capdeboscq, University of Oxford
John Toland, Issac Newton Institute, Cambridge
Qian Wang, University of Oxford
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University, USA
Felix Schulze, Freie Universität Berlin
David Stuart, University of Cambridge
Virginia Agostiniani , University of Oxford
Clément Mouhot, University of Cambridge
Timothy Blass, Visiting Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Thursday 14th March - starts at 12.45pm with lunch/registration. The
event dinner will take place at St Cross College, 7pm.
Friday 15th March - ends at 3pm (includes lunch).

Gui-Qiang Chen, University of Oxford
Clément Mouhot, University of Cambridge
Neshan Wickramasekera, University of Cambridge

Please register at:


From: Erik Van Vleck <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:30:09 -0600
Subject: Numerical Analysis and Dynamical Systems, USA, May 2013

First Central Region Conference on Numerical Analysis and Dynamical
Location: University of Kansas
Dates: May 3-5, 2013

Conference webpage:

Weizhang Huang, Weishi Liu, and Erik Van Vleck

Plenary speakers:
Margaret Beck, Chris Budd, Chris Jones, Chi-Wang Shu.

Invited speakers: Nathan Albin, Mahboub Baccouch, Carmen Chicone,
Harry Dankowicz, Thomas DeLillo, Bo Deng, Luca Dieci, Mathew Johnson,
JaEun Ku, Yuri Latushkin, Tong Li, Xianping Li, Tianshi Lu, Nikola
Petrov, Arnd Scheel, Xuemin Tu, Jingyue Wang, Yanqiu Wang, Jiahong Wu,
Xiu Ye, Aijun Zhang.

The conference is sponsored by NSF and the University of Kansas.

The conference will provide a platform to foster interaction and
collaboration among regional researchers, an opportunity for young
faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students to present their
results, and interdisciplinary collaboration between the areas of
numerical analysis and dynamical systems.


From: Peter Richtarik <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:37:35 -0500
Subject: Optimization and Big Data, UK, May 2013

Optimization and Big Data (Workshop, Trek & Colloquium)
Edinburgh, Scotland, May 1-3, 2013

Website + Registration:

No registration fee thanks to EPSRC funding (Mathematics for Vast
Digital Resources + The Centre for Numerical Algorithms and
Intelligent Software)

May 1-2: Workshop (Fourteen 40-minute talks, 7 on each day)

Confirmed speakers:
Olivier Fercoq (Edinburgh)
Jacek Gondzio (Edinburgh)
Zaid Harchaoui (INRIA)
Desmond Higham (Strathclyde)
Martin Jaggi (Ecole Polytechnique)
Anatoli Juditsky (Joseph Fourier)
Imre Polik (SAS)
Shai Shalev-Shwartz (Jerusalem)
Martin Takac (Edinburgh)
Steve Wright (Wisconsin-Madison)

Poster Session (best poster wins an iPad mini - sponsored by SAS)

May 3: Morning: Trek to Arthur's Seat (a 350m years old extinct
volcano in the city centre), Afternoon: Colloquium Talk by Steve
Wright, Best Poster Award Ceremony, Networking Reception


From: "MAICATA" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:51:31 +0800
Subject: Approximation Theory and Applications, Hong Kong, May 2013

Event: International Conference on Approximation Theory and

Focus: Provide a forum for the exchange of expertise, experience and
insights among world leaders and young researchers who are active in
the area of approximation theory and related fields

Date: 20-24 May 2013
Venue: Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong

Plenary Speakers:
1. Carl de Boor, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
2. Alexander Its, IUPUI, USA
3. Arno Kuijlaars, Katholieke Univ Leuven, Belgium
4. Guillermo Lopez Lagomasino, Univ Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
5. Edward Saff, Vanderbilt Univ, USA
6. Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Inst of Technology, USA
7. Grace Wahba, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
8. Joseph Ward, Texas A&M Univ, USA
9. Holger Wendland, Univ of Bayreuth, Germany


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:24:15 -0500
Subject: SIAM Applications of Dynamical Systems, USA, May 2013

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS13)
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA
May 19-23, 2013

Invited Speakers:
Lora Billings, USA
Adrian Constantin, United Kingdom
Jeff Hasty, USA
Paul Johnson, USA
Katharina Krischer, Germany
Mark Levi, USA
Alexander Lipton, United Kingdom
Jean-Luc Thiffeault, USA
Eric Vanden-Eijnden, USA

Registration and the conference program are now posted at

April 22, 2013: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

April 19, 2013

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMDS13

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: JolleJanssen <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:10:43 -0500
Subject: Computational Engineering Science, Germany, Sep 2013

The Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering Science (AC.CES)
will take place from September 09-11, 2013 at RWTH Aachen University,

AC.CES will bring together leading experts in theory, method
development, and applications in computational engineering. The main
objectives of the conference are to present cutting-edge research and
to foster the growth of a stronger CES community, as well as to
facilitate collaborations and cross-fertilization of ideas across the
different CES disciplines.

Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are: uncertainty
quantification; inverse problems in materials science; computational
biology; model order reduction; optimization and control;
imaging/tomographic inversion

For a list of invited speakers, please visit:

Call for Posters:
Participants are encouraged to present posters at the conference. A
one-page abstract related to the topics of the conference should be
submitted via the conference website by June 15, 2013. Full
instructions for writing and submitting the abstract are available on
the conference website. Notification of acceptance will be given by
June 30, 2013.

For more information on dates, registration, accommodation and travel
you may want to visit the conference website If you have specific questions
contact the organizers at


From: Pat Quillen <>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:23:03 -0500
Subject: Positions at MathWorks

MathWorks has many open positions in a wide variety of areas including
software development, quality engineering, technical writing,
marketing, and more.

Positions are available at our headquarters in Natick MA (outside of
Boston) as well as internationally.

Of particular interest are three software development positions on our
MATLAB Math Team:

MATLAB Math Software Developer

MATLAB Math Foundation Library Developer

Senior MATLAB Math Developer---Numerical Methods for ODEs.

Please be in touch with me directly or apply online!

Pat Quillen
Manager, MATLAB Math
MathWorks, Inc.


From: Carolin Gietz <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:40:53 -0500
Subject: W2 Professorship Position, Biomedical Computing/Modeling

The Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science of the Westfälische
Wilhelms-Universität, Muenster, Germany, invites applicants for a

W2-Professorship (f/m) for Biomedical Computing and/or Biomedical

at the Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics to be
filled for a period of 5 years.

The open position is for the newly established Cluster of Excellence
”Cells in Motion-CiM” ( with
interdisciplinary contributions from medicine, physics, mathematics,
computer science, chemistry, pharmacy and biology. The applicant
benefits as a principal investigator from the full infrastructure of
the center.

The participant should be a renown expert in a topical research field
of computational and applied mathematics, for example in mathematical
modeling, numerical simulation or mathematical image processing. It is
expected that the applicant contributes to the extension of the
existing close collaboration between the Institute for Computational
and Applied Mathematics and the life sciences in Münster, particularly
in the context of CiM. Common research interests with the mathematical
research priorities of the Insitute for Compuational and Applied
Mathematics are desirable and it is expected that the candidate
contributes actively in interdisciplinary projects in CiM as well as
in interdisciplinary teaching. Moreover, it is expected that the
applicant participates in the general teaching duties in applied

Prerequisite for the application are academic achievements made as a
Junior professor (assistant professor), by a Habilitation
(postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a
university or non-university research institute, or in a research
position in business, industry, administration or other relevant
fields in Germany or abroad.

We actively encourage applications from suitably qualified
women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic
achievements will be preferentially considered. We also welcome
applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled
candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially

Applications with the usual documents (CV, certificates, list of
publications, list of taught lectures and courses, scientific
background, research plan) should be sent electronically in ONE
pdf-file until the March 31, 2013 to

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Dekan Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Einsteinstr. 62
48149 Münster


From: Eric von Lieres <>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 03:10:54 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Comp Sci Eng / Comp Biology

At the Research Center Juelich, we are seeking a highly motivated and
creative postdoc with sound expertise in computational science and
some background in biotechnology. This project is a collaboration
between the Biotechnology Institute (IBG-1) and the Juelich
Supercomputing Center (JSC). The position is available immediately
and offered for 2 years. Juelich is Germany’s largest research center
with more than 5000 employees and hosts Europe’s largest supercomputer
JUQUEEN. The Biotechnology Institute has a long tradition in
industrial biotechnology and, in particular, biochemical network

In the project, a multi-scale modeling approach will be applied for
bridging time and length scales between molecular mechanisms and
process outputs. A major task will be to evaluate and couple
simulation codes for Brownian dynamics (BD), cellular automata (CA)
and partial differential equations (PDE). Improving the scalability on
our supercomputers will also be an issue, in order to compute
realistically sized examples. The methods will then be used for
studying the impact of in-vivo diffusion and channeling of
macromolecules, geometry related effects at membrane surfaces and in
micro- channels, and related multi-scale phenomena.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in computational science and
engineering (CSE) or a related field, with sound programming
experience in C/C++. The ideal candidate would also have a decent
publication record, parallel programming skills, and some background
in statistical thermodynamics and/or computational
biology/biotechnology. Applications, containing the candidate's CV
with recent publications, a statement of current and future career
goals, and names of 3 referees should be sent by email to

Dr. Eric von Lieres (


From: Amy Harding <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:53:27 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Job Posting:
Postdoctoral Researcher: Computational Fluid Dynamics
Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences, The
University of Texas at Austin
Available: immediately
Closing date: will remain open until filled

The Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences
(PECOS) in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at
The University of Texas at Austin has an open position for a
postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof. Robert Moser and the PECOS
team in the area of computational fluid dynamics. The successful
candidate will be involved in the simulation of thermally driven
vortices and other advanced applications using modern computational
techniques, including finite elements.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computational Sciences,
Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a related field, and is
expected to excel in:
1) numerical solution of partial differential equations
2) scientific computing
3) supercomputing environments, including Linux/unix
4) mathematical modeling of fluid dynamic phenomena. Experience with
C++ software development and familiarity with the libMesh finite
element library will be particularly helpful.

Applications (consisting of a letter of interest, a current CV and
list of three references) should be sent as a single PDF file to

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This job is a
security-sensitive position.


From: Johnny Prewitt <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:06:34 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Linear Algebraist, MSC Software

We are seeking a Liner Algebraist to develop numerical methods on
which our critical HPC strategy and implementations will be built.

This is an opportunity to work with some of the best engineers, based
in Santa Ana, California.

If you have passion for Linear Algebra and opitmizations, we want to
speak with you.

Johnny Prewitt, Sr. Recruiter
MSC Software
Santa Ana, California 92707
Skype: johnny.prewitt

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the
worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner,
MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce
costs associated with design and test of manufactured
products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ
MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the
horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20

For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services,
please visit:


From: Johnny Prewitt <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:34:27 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analyst, HPC, MSC Software

Do you bring interest and discipline in parallel processing, numerical
methods and HPC? Are you passionate about optimized, distributed
processing and underlying methods?

We are seeking candidates for the role of Numerical Analyst to join
our elite organization.

This a career opportunity inside a new and retooled MSC Software
leaders on FEA based simulations.

We would like to hear from you.

Johnny Prewitt, Senior Recruiter
MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the
worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner,
MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce
costs associated with design and test of manufactured
products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ
MSC's technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the
horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20
countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products
and services, please visit: .


From: Ed Saff <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:35:04 -0500
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 37(2)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 37 Number 2
Table of Contents

"Optimal Cubature Formulas in Weighted Besov Spaces with A_{inf}
Weights on Multivariate Domains," by Feng Dai and Heping Wang, Pages

"Turán Type Inequalities for Tricomi Confluent Hypergeometric
Functions," by Árpád Baricz and Mourad E. H. Ismail, Pages 195-221

"Bernstein’s Inequality for Algebraic Polynomials on Circular Arcs,"
by Béla Nagy and Vilmos Totik, Pages 223-232

"Harmonic Analysis Associated with the One-Dimensional Dunkl
Transform," by Zhongkai Li and Jianquan Liao, Pages 233-281

"Representation of Polynomials by Linear Combinations of Radial Basis
Functions," by V. E. Maiorov, Pages 283-293

"A Smirnov–Bickel–Rosenblatt Theorem for Compactly-Supported
Wavelets," by Adam D. Bull, Pages 295-309

Volume 37 Number 2 of Constructive Approximation is now available on
the SpringerLink web site at

Constructive Approximation
An International Journal for Approximations and Expansions
Published by Springer

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