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From: Timo Heister <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:43:37 -0500
Subject: Finite element software deal.II version 7.3 released

Version 7.3 of deal.II, the object-oriented finite element library
awarded the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, has been
released. It is available for free under an Open Source license from
the deal.II homepage at

This version is primarily a maintenance release. It makes a
significant part of the handling of linear algebra objects across the
various supported libraries (native, via PETSc and via Trilinos) more
consistent in their interfaces. In addition, it also contains a new
tutorial program demonstrating various ways of generating meshes,
introduces better iterators into sparsity patterns and sparse
matrices, and has better ways to deal with multicomponent
problems. Release 7.3 is backward compatible to 7.2. However, it
deprecates a number of classes and functions that will be removed in
the next release.

All main features of the previous versions have been continued and
- Extensive documentation and 46 working example programs
- Support for dimension-independent programming
- Locally refined adaptive meshes
- Multigrid support
- A zoo of different finite elements
- Fast linear algebra
- Built-in support for shared memory and distributed parallel
computing, scaling from laptops to clusters with 10,000s of
processor cores
- Interfaces to Trilinos, PETSc, METIS, UMFPACK and other external
- Output for a wide variety of visualization platforms.


From: Markus Blatt <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:18:20 -0500
Subject: Dune version 2.2.1 and dune-pdelab version 1.1 released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.1 of the
``Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment'' (DUNE). Dune 2.2.1 is
a bugfix release based on the previous 2.2 release. We have made every
effort to backport all bugfixes from our development branches.

DUNE is a software framework for the numerical solution of partial
differential equations with grid-based methods. Using generic
programming techniques it strives for both: high flexibility
(efficiency of the programmer) and high performance (efficiency of the
program). DUNE provides, among other things, a large variety of local
mesh refinement techniques, a scalable parallel programming model, an
ample collection of finite element methods and linear solvers.

The release includes the five core modules dune-common, dune-geometry,
dune-grid, dune-istl, and dune-localfunctions; and the howtos
dune-grid-howto and dune-grid-dev-howto.

Additionally, there is a new 1.1 release of dune-pdelab, a
discretization module for DUNE that allows for rapid
prototyping. Among various bugfixes it also contains a number of new
features, most importantly a new boilerplate layer to reduce the
amount of code required to get a standard dune-pdelab program up and

For further information, have a look at our website and at the release notes for DUNE and
at and
for dune-pdelab.


From: Folkert Bleichrodt <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:44:29 -0500
Subject: CuPoisson 1.0, Fast Poisson solver on the GPU

We would like to announce the availability of version 1.0 of the
package CuPoisson. CuPoisson is an implementation of a 2D fast Poisson
solver using the GPU. The software computes the solution of the
discrete Poisson equation on a uniform square grid assuming zero
Dirichlet boundary conditions. By employing GPUs using the CUDA
library, a large speedup is achieved when compared to a sequential
code implemented in C.

Features of version 1.0:
* based on FFT computations using the fast CUFFT library
* support for both single and double precision arithmetic
* employs a real FFT algorithm for improved performance

The package and related documentation can be obtained from:

CuPoisson is written in C and CUDA and is distributed under the GNU
LGPL license.

Folkert Bleichrodt (CWI, Amsterdam)
Rob Bisseling (Utrecht University)
Henk Dijkstra (Utrecht University)


From: Alessandro Veneziani <>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:25:28 -0500
Subject: AneuriskWeb, A Repository for Cerebral Aneurysm Geometries/Simulations

As a follow-up of the Aneurisk project (Politecnico di Milano), the

provides a set of images and geometries of cerebral aneurysms together
with geometrical analysis and computational hemodynamics results.

The web site is free and supports visual inspection of the different
geometries (before downloading) and multi-criteria queries.

The data have been collected within the Aneurisk Project of the
Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Geometrical analysis has been carried
with the VMTK program (Vascular Modeling ToolKit). Numerical
simulations were performed with the finite element library LIFEV.

Data (images and results) can be downloaded and used (STL format) for
numerical simulations. The web site is intended to promote data
sharing for cross validation of the results, and it will be soon open
to upload.

The setting up of the site has been made possible by the support of
the Emory University Research Committee and The Brain Aneurysm

The authors of the web site are
1) E(CM)2 - Emory Center for Mathematics and Computing in Medicine, USA
Tiziano Passerini, Marina Piccinelli, Alessandro Veneziani
2) OROBIX - Open Eyes Technology for Image Analysis, Italy
Luca Antiga


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:51:25 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations, SIAG/APDE Prize


The SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations
(SIAG/APDE) will present the SIAG/APDE Prize at the SIAM Conference on
Analysis of PDE (PD13) to be held December 7-10, 2013, in Lake Buena
Vista, Florida.

The SIAG/APDE Prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most
outstanding paper on a topic in PDE published in English in a
peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the
year of the award. For the 2013 award, the eligibility period is
January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2012. The paper must contain
significant research contributions to the field of analysis of PDE, as
commonly defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or
potential applications.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the
award citation. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend
the award ceremony and to present the paper as a plenary lecture at
the meeting. Travel expenses will be available to reimburse one

Nominations should include a full bibliographic citation for the paper
and a brief statement outlining the justification for the nomination.
Nominations should be addressed to Professor Konstantina Trivisa,
Chair, SIAG/APDE Prize Committee, and sent by MAY 1, 2013, to the
e-mail address given in the call for nominations, Inquiries should
be addressed to Complete calls for nominations
for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Stefan Ulbrich <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:51:24 +0100
Subject: Call for Nominations, ICCOPT best paper prize

CALL for Nomination/Submission:

Fourth Mathematical Optimization Society International Conference
on Continuous Optimization, ICCOPT 2013 (Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Lisbon, Portugal, July 27 - August 1, 2013).

Nominations/Submissions are invited for the Best Paper Prize by a
Young Researcher in Continuous Optimization.

The submitted papers should be in the area of continuous optimization
and satisfy one of the following three criteria:
a) passed the first round of a normal refereeing process in a journal;
b) published during the year of 2010 or after (including forthcoming);
c) certified by a thesis advisor or postdoctoral mentor as a
well-polished paper that is ready for submission to a journal.

Papers can be single-authored or multi-authored, subject to the
following criterion:
d) Each paper must have at least one qualifying author who was under
age 30 on January 1, 2008 and has not earned a Ph.D before that date.
In case of joint authorship involving senior researchers (i.e., those
who fail both the age test and the Ph.D. test), one senior author must
certify the pivotal role and the relevance of the contribution of the
qualifying author in the work. The Selection Committee will decide on
questions on eligibility in exceptional cases.

The selection criteria will be based solely on the quality of the
paper, including originality of results and potential impact.

The following items are required for submission:
A) the paper for consideration;
B) a brief description of the contribution (limited to 2 pages)
C) a statement about the status of the paper: not submitted, under
review, accepted, or published (when) in a journal;
D) a certification of the qualifying author's eligibility in terms
of age and Ph.D. (by the qualifying author's advisor or department
E) in case of joint authorship involving a senior researcher,
a certification by the latter individual about the qualifying
author's pivotal role and relevance of the contribution.

The deadline for submission is April 1, 2013. Submission should be sent
electronically in Adobe Acrobat pdf format, to the Chair of the
Selection Committee, Professor Stefan Ulbrich, email address:


From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 04:11:23 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations, Springer CSE Prize 2013

In the years 2009 and 2011, Springer has awarded a prize to scientists
in the field of computational science and engineering. Now the time
has come to send in nominations for the 2013 prize. These should
conform to the following guidelines and conditions:

1. The Springer CSE Prize will be given to a team of at least two
scientists. The scientific background of the team members should
arise from at least two different fields of science, and they
should not have reached 40 years of age by the date of the proposal
submission deadline. They should have distinguished themselves by
an instance of outstanding research in CSE, possibly documented by
a publication.
2. Previous prize winners were
2009: Phuong Huynh, Ngoc-Cuong Nguyen and Gianluigi Rozza.
2011: Laura Alisic, Carsten Burstedde and Georg Stadler.
3. The prize winning team will be selected by the editors of the book
series Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering.
4. The award amount is US $ 10000.
5. The deadline for the 2013 prize nominations is 31st May,
2013. Nominations should be sent, preferable by e-mail, to Martin
Peters, Springer, Tiergartenstr. 17, 69121 Heidelberg, Germany, . Nominations should include basic
biographical information on the candidates including the dates of
birth, plus a description of the scientific result on not more than
4 A4-size pages. In particular, the impact that the nominated work
already had and the impact that it will probably have should be
clearly described.Self-nominations are allowed.


From: Kapil Sharma <>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 21:16:40 +0530
Subject: Computational Techniques and Mathematical Modeling, India, Apr 2013

A two days symposium on Computational Techniques and Mathematical
Modeling will be held on April 5-6, 2013 at South Asian University,
New Delhi, India. For more details, please visit


From: Xiu Ye <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:38:44 -0500
Subject: Mathematical Modeling and Computation, China, May 2013

2013 International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computation
Location: Wuhan, China
Time: May 16-19, 2013

Conference webpage:

This conference is partial supported by the National Science
Foundation (NSF). The NSF fund will be primarily used to partially
support junior attendees and under-represented participants.

Junior researchers (i.e., graduate students, postdocs or assistant
professors), females and under-represented minorities are specially
encouraged to apply.


From: Dirk Nuyens <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:04:26 -0500
Subject: Computational Aspects of Uncertainty Quantification, Belgium, May 2013

A Summer School on Computational Aspects of Uncertainty Quantification
will be held at the KU Leuven (Belgium) from May 27 to 31, 2013.

Lectures will be given by two experts on Uncertainty Quantification:
Bert Debusschere (SANDIA National Labs)
Mike Giles (Oxford University)

The focus will lie on computational aspects. The following topics will
be covered:
- Polynomial chaos representations of random variables
- Stochastic Galerkin and stochastic collocation
- High-dimensionality and dimensionality reduction
- Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo
- Multilevel Monte Carlo
- Applications to SDEs and PDEs

Participants will be able to practice during hands-on sessions in
Matlab, C++ and Python.

Visit the website for more information and registration:

The organizers,
Dirk Nuyens (KU Leuven), Dirk Roose (KU Leuven), Giovanni Samaey (KU
Leuven), Chris Lacor (VUB) and Karel in't Hout (UA).


From: Alessandro Veneziani <>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:09:54 -0500
Subject: From medical images to numerical simulations, USA, May 2013

A new three-week course will be offered this summer at Emory
University for fourth year undergraduate students (and first year
graduate students)

What: PDEs in Action - From Medical Images to Numerical Simulations
When: May 14-31 2013
Who: Alessandro Veneziani(1), Tiziano Passerini(1), Marina Piccinelli(2)
(1)Department of Math&CS, Emory University
(2)Department of Radiology, Emory University

with the collaboration of Dr. H. Samady, MD (Chief of the CathLab,
Emory Hospital), Dr. F. Tong, MD (Neurosurgery, Emory), Dr. E. Garcia
(Nuclear Imaging, Radiology, Emory), Dr. J. Oshinski (MRI, Radiology,

The course will introduce motivated students to Partial Differential
Equations from a practical standpoint. The reference application will
be given by cardiovascular physiology and pathology quantitatively
analyzed by solving partial differential equations for blood flow and
electrocardiology. The course consists of
- Lectures in the morning
- Hands on sessions in the afternoon
- Visits to the Emory SPECT and MRI facilities

Assignments will be given daily and three projects to be solved in
team will be given at the end of each week.

For more information:


From: "Michael W. Gee" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:17:10 -0500
Subject: European Trilinos User Group Meeting, Germany, Jun 2013

On behalf of the organizers and the host institutions, Technische
Universität München (TUM) & Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ), I would like
to invite you to the 2nd European Trilinos User Group meeting.

The meeting will be held in Munich, Germany, on June 3-5, 2013.

Details and registration are available at the following link:

The EuroTUG is a satellite to the TUG meeting held annually at Sandia
National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA. EuroTUG brings together and
facilitates communication between Trilinos users, clients and
developers from all over Europe and provides an insight and outlook in
current trends in development of Trilinos as well as to current trends
in HPC in general.

We encourage participants to indicate their specific interests during
the registration process to allow the organizers to define focus
points. Also, participants are encouraged to present their individual
research/work that involves utilization or development of packages
from Trilinos.

Peter Arbenz, ETHZ
Simone Deparis, EPFL
Gilles Fourestey, CSCS
Michael Gee, TUM
Arndt Bode, LRZ
Mike Heroux, Sandia Nat'l Laboratories


From: Stefan Guettel <>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 13:22:33 -0500
Subject: Space-time-parallel methods, UK, Jun 2013

Date: June 18-19, 2013
Location: The University of Manchester, UK
Registration: free of charge, until March 31
Funding: LMS, EPSRC, U of Manchester

You are cordially invited to participate in our upcoming workshop on
space-and- time-parallel methods in June 2013. The aim of this
workshop is to bring together researchers working on space-and-time
parallel methods to discuss recent developments in the field. We have
four invited speakers:

- Martin J. Gander, Université de Genève, Switzerland
- Yvon Maday, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
- Michael Minion, Stanford University, USA
- Benjamin Ong, Michigan State University, USA

We also have up to 12 slots for talks by the participants. The overall
number of participants is limited to 25. The registration is free and
we plan to have a welcome reception on June 17, and a workshop dinner
on June 18. Please register until March 31 at


From: "Mihail Todorov IPMI t.3353 *" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 13:05:46 +0200
Subject: AMiTaNS'13, Bulgaria, Jun 2013

The Euro-American Consortium for Promotion of the Application of
Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences is pleased to announce
its Fifth Conference AMiTaNS'13 to be held in the 5-star Flamingo
Grand hotel in the Black Sea resort of Albena, Bulgaria, 24-29 June

The conference will be scheduled in plenary and keynote lectures
followed by special and contributed sessions. The accents of the
conference will be on Mathematical Physics, Solitons and Transport
Processes, Numerical Methods, Scientific Computing, Continuum
Mechanics, Applied Analysis, Applied Physics, Biomathematics,
complemented by some specific topics in contributed special sessions
and a symposium. For contributors who will not able to travel we
intend to organize telebridges in real time to the Congress Center in

Currently confirmed speakers: V.Gerdjikov (INRNE, Bulgaria),
I.C.Christov (Princeton University, USA), R.Ivanov (Dublin Institute
of Technology, Ireland), A.Seyranian (MGU, Russia), L.Castro
(University of Aveiro, Portugal), J.Gwinner (Universitaet der
Bundeswehr, Muenchen, Germany), M.Neytcheva (Uppsala University,
Sweden), E.Kansa (University of California, Davis, USA), B.Alexeev
(Lomonosov University of Fine Chemical Technologies, Moscow, Russia),
Z.Zlatev, Aarhus University, Denmark), R.Lazarov (TA&M University,
College Station, USA), A.Guran (Institute of Structronics, Ottawa,
Canada), G.Jaiani (Tbilisi State University, Georgia), V.Mandelzweig
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), N.Papanicolaou (University
of Nicosia, Cyprus), G.Ambartsoumian (University of Texas at
Arlington, USA), etc.

More information can be found at


From: "Roumen Anguelov" <>
Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:02:45 +0200
Subject: BIOMATH 2013, Bulgaria, Jun 2013

BIOMATH 2013: International Conference of Mathematical Methods and
Models in Biosciences and Young Scientists School, 16-21 June 2013,
Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract submission deadline approaching: 31 March 2013

This annual event is devoted to recent research in life sciences based
on applications of mathematics as well as mathematics applied to or
motivated by biological studies. It is a multidisciplinary meeting
forum for researchers who develop and apply mathematical and
computational tools to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of
biology, ecology, medicine, biotechnology, bioengineering,
environmental science, etc.

More information:


From: Damon McDougall <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:55:20 -0500
Subject: SciPy John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest, USA, Jun 2013

JUNE 24-29, 2013

In memory of John Hunter, we are pleased to announce the first SciPy
John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Competition. This open competition
aims to highlight the importance of quality plotting to scientific
progress and showcase the capabilities of the current generation of
plotting software. Participants are invited to submit scientific
plots to be judged by a panel. The winning entries will be announced
and displayed at the conference.

NumFOCUS is graciously sponsoring cash prizes for the winners in the
following amounts:
* 1st prize: $500
* 2nd prize: $200
* 3rd prize: $100

More details about deadlines and instructions can be found here:


From: Phil Knight <>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:42:50 -0500
Subject: Numerical Analysis Conference, Scotland, Jun 2013

As previously advertised, the 25th Biennial Conference on Numerical
Analysis will take place from June 25th to June 28th 2013 at the
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (see for
details of invited speakers, registration process etc.).

We are soliciting proposals for minisymposia (deadline 31st March, see and contributed talks (deadline
30th April, see

Note that the conference falls in between the 8th International
Conference on Preconditioning Techniques (June 19-21, Oxford) and the
meeting on Bifurcation Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra and
Applications celebrating the 65th birthday of Professor Alastair
Spence (July 1-2, Bath).


From: Mark Ainsworth <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:58:26 -0500
Subject: Leslie Fox Prize Meeting, UK, Jun 2013

The six finalists for the 2013 Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis

Ingrid von Glehn (Oxford), Georges Klein (Fribourg), Michael Neilan
(Pittsburgh), Martin Taká&#269; (Edinburgh), Alex Townsend (Oxford),
Andre Uschmajew (Berlin)

will present talks at a one day meeting to be held in Edinburgh on
June 24th 2013. Registration for the meeting is free, thanks to the
generous support of the Centre for Numerical Algorithms and
Intelligent Software (NAIS), and all are welcome to attend.

Further details and an application form for attendance may be found at


From: "ammcs 2013" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:01:45 -0400
Subject: AMMCS-2013, Canada, Aug 2013

AMMCS-2013 is an interdisciplinary international conference in a
series of AMMCS meetings held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
( The series aims at promoting
interdisciplinary research and collaboration involving mathematical
and computational sciences. This year the conference will be held in
the last week of August (August 26 - 30, 2013). It is organized in
cooperation with AIMS and SIAM and is supported by the Fields

The abstract submission deadline for AMMCS-2013 is in April and it is
quickly approaching. AMMCS-2013 participants are invited to submit
their abstracts on-line at:

AMMCS-2013 Plenary Speakers include Peter Carr (Morgan Stanley), Emily
Carter (Princeton University), Ronald Coifman (Yale University), Marty
Golubitsky (Ohio State University), Lila Kari (Western University),
Andrew Majda (New York University), Panos Pardalos (University of
Florida), George Papanicolau (Stanford University), Michael Sigal
(University of Toronto), Godfried Toussaint (NYUAD/M.I.T./McGill).

The AMMCS Kolmogorov-Wiener Prize for Young Researchers and several
student prizes will be awarded at the conference. Travel scholarships
for students are available on a competitive basis. The conference has
over 40 minisymposia, special and contributed sessions. If you did not
submit your work yet, we look forward to your contribution and to
welcoming you in Waterloo on the occasion of this exciting scientific


From: Josef Weidendorfer <>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 08:31:06 -0500
Subject: UnConventional High Performance Computing, Germany, Aug 2013

The 6th Workshop on
UnConventional High Performance Computing 2013 (UCHPC 2013)
August 27/28, 2013, Aachen, Germany

held with Euro-Par 2013, August 26-30, 2013 Aachen, Germany

Background: UCHPC tries to capture solutions for HPC which are
unconventional today but could become conventional and significant
tomorrow, and thus provide a glimpse into the eventual future of HPC.

Topics include
* Innovative use of hardware and software unconventional for HPC
* Cluster/Grid solutions using unconventional hardware
* Heterogeneous computing on hybrid platforms
* Performance and scalability studies using unconventional hardware
* Reconfigurable computing for HPC
* Performance modeling, analysis and tools for unconventional hardware
* New or adapted/extended programming models for unconventional

Important Dates:
May 31, 2013 : Submission deadline
July 8, 2013 : Notification of acceptance
August 15, 2013 : Camera ready, revised papers due

UCHPC'13 Workshop Organizers:
J.Breitbart, KIT, DE / A.Hast, Univ.Gaevle, SE / J.Weidendorfer, TUM, DE

Further Information:


From: Marc Alexander Schweitzer <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:10:35 -0500
Subject: Meshfree Methods for PDE, Germany, Sep 2013

Seventh International Workshop
Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations

DATE: SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2013
ORGANIZERS: Ivo Babuska (University of Texas, Austin, USA)
Ted Belytschko (Northwestern University, USA)
Jiun-Shyan Chen (Univ of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Michael Griebel (Universitaet Bonn, Germany)
Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern University, USA)
Marc Alexander Schweitzer (Universitaet Bonn, Germany)
Harry Yserentant (Technische Univ Berlin, Germany)



This symposium aims to promote collaboration among engineers,
mathematicians, and computer scientists and industrial researchers to
address the development, mathematical analysis, and application of
meshfree and particle methods especially to multiscale
phenomena. While contributions in all aspects of meshfree methods are
invited, some of the key topics to be featured are X/GFEM, RBF, SPH,
non-local models, multiscale and multiphysics problems.


From: Lars Gruene <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:25:48 -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

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 Numerical
Optimal Control, by Matthias Gerdts (Munich) and on 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
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 members and a poster session for young researchers.

Participation is free of charge but the number of participants is
limited. For young researchers SADCO will offer a limited number of
grants to cover the local expenses. For details see

Important dates:

March 15, 2013: Registration opens, grant application submission starts
April 30, 2013: Deadline for grant applications
mid-May, 2013: Decisions for grants will be sent out
June 30, 2013: Deadline for abstracts for the poster session


From: Thomas Dickopf <>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:45:49 -0500
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods, DD22, Switzerland, Sep 2013

Call for participation in the

22nd International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DD22)

hosted by the Institute of Computational Science (ICS) of the Università
della Svizzera italiana (USI - University of Lugano)

in Lugano, Switzerland, September 16-20, 2013

Plenary Speakers: Paola Antonietti (MOX Milano), Lourenço Beirão da
Veiga (U Milano), Christine Bernardi (LJLL Paris), Marco Discacciati
(UPC Barcelona), Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI Leipzig), Johannes Kraus
(RICAM Linz), Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin), Oliver Rheinbach (U Köln),
Oliver Sander (RWTH Aachen), Joachim Schöberl (TU Wien), James Sethian
(UC Berkeley) (tentative), Marina Vidrascu (INRIA Le Chesnay), Olof
Widlund (NYU), Jinchao Xu (Penn State U)

Pre-conference course on GPU-enabled numerical libraries offered by
the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS Lugano) supported by
the Swiss Graduate Program FoMICS

Important dates:
30.04.2013 Minisymposium proposals
31.05.2013 Submission of abstracts for MS talks, posters, contrib talks
30.06.2013 Early registration



From: Choi-Hong Lai <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:53:47 +0000
Subject: Advanced Decomposition Methods for PDEs, UK, Sep 2013

LMS Minisymposium on Advanced Decomposition Methods for Partial
Differential Equations

This workshop will take place from Monday 2 September to Wednesday 4
September at Kingston University. The objective of this minisymposium
is to examine advanced decomposition methods with respect to
discretisation for evolution equations with applications to transport
phenomena, heat transfer models, micro heat transfer models, financial
and economic problems and medical applications. The decomposition
considered includes three different aspects, which include (1) spatial
decomposition in the form of decoupling of the spatial axes, (2)
temporal decomposition induced by transformation and Lie group, and
(3) decomposition within micro-scale computational domain. The format
of the minisymposium includes plenary talks, contributed talks, a
poster session, short PhD project presentations throughout the
meeting, and a panel session on the third day to discuss the future
trend of decomposition techniques and their numerical properties on
parallel and distributed computing environment. The meeting will
finish by midday on Wednesday. Agreed plenary speakers include:
Prof. Craig Douglas (University of Wyoming), Dr Jurgen Geiser
(Humboldt University), Prof. Dongwoo Sheen (Seoul National
University), Prof. Qing Sheng (Baylor University). Please check out for submission
of papers and registration.


From: Kengo Nakajima <>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2013 20:45:33 -0500
Subject: SC13, USA, Nov 2013

SC13 Call for Technical Papers
November 17 - 22, 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA
Abstracts due April 5, 2013
Full papers due April 12, 2013

SC13, the premier annual international conference on high-performance
computing, networking, and storage, will be held in Denver, Colorado,
USA, November 17-22, 2013. The Technical Papers Program at SC is the
leading venue for presenting the highest-quality original research,
from the foundations of HPC to its emerging frontiers. The conference
committee solicits submissions of excellent scientific merit that
introduce new ideas to the field and stimulate future trends on topics
such as applications, systems, parallel algorithms, and performance
modeling. SC also welcomes submissions that make significant
contributions to the "state of the practice" by providing compelling
insights on best practices for provisioning, using, and enhancing
high- performance computing systems, services, and facilities.

Submissions will be considered on any topic related to
high-performance computing including, but not limited to, the nine
topical areas below. 1. Algorithms; 2. Applications; 3. Architectures
and Networks; 4. Clouds and Grids; 5. Performance Analysis and Tools;
6. Programming Systems; 7. Storage, Visualization, and Analytics;
8. System Software; 9. State of the Practice

Information :
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From: Martin Hess <>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:35:22 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Model Reduction of Complex Dynamical Systems, Germany, Dec 2013

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and users of model
order reduction techniques with special emphasis on applications in
micro- and nanoelectronics. Contributions from other areas such as
computational electromagnetics, mechanical systems, computational
fluid dynamics and related disciplines are welcome.

Confirmed Speakers:
Karl Meerbergen, KU Leuven
Jan S. Hesthaven, Brown University
Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger, Saarland University

Call for Posters:
Participants are invited to present posters at the conference.

Preliminary time schedule:
Wednesday, 11th December - starts at 2pm with the opening.
Friday, 13th December - ends at 2pm (including lunch).

Submission and registration will be open from March 15, 2013.

More information and registration at:


From: Alessandro Veneziani <>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:40:21 -0500
Subject: ICERM, Emerging Challenges for Cardiovascular Mathematics, USA, Jan 2014

ICERM Workshop: From the Clinic to Partial Differential Equations and
Back: Emerging challenges for Cardiovascular Mathematics
January 20 - 24, 2014

This workshop intends to gather mathematicians, computer scientists
and medical doctors to foster collaboration on modeling cardiovascular
system. The workshop is organized into two lines that reflect the
special format of the workshop: (a) "Core topics" are up-to-date
research areas in mathematics and scientific computing that still
present several open exciting challenges, which can require developing
new numerical models, computational approaches and validation
techniques; (b) "New challenges" are a set of cardiovascular (in broad
sense) problems and diseases that have not been attacked extensively
with numerical tools.

The "core topics" will include fluid-structure interaction,
multi-scale dynamics, data assimilation, while the "new challenges"
will focus on the liver circulation, cardiac re-synchronization
therapy, chronic venous insufficiency and coiling of intracranial
aneurysms. The workshop will be based on round- table discussions in
smaller groups and lectures.

More details at

L. Grinberg (IBM), A.M. Robertson (Pitts), P.Blanco (LNCC, Brazil),
J.N. Oshinski (Emory), W.R. Taylor (Emory), A. Veneziani (Emory)


From: "McDaniel, Emily" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:56:01 -0400
Subject: ICERM, Network Science and Graph Algorithms, Feb-May 2014

ICERM is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications
for our Spring 2014 semester programs and workshops. Application forms
can be found on the ICERM website at

ICERM's Spring 2014 semester program, "Network Science and Graph
Algorithms<> " runs from February 3 - May
9, 2014.

Three workshops will take place during this Spring semester program:

Semidefinite Programming and Graph Algorithms, February 10-14, 2014

Stochastic Graph Models, March 17-21, 2014

Electrical Flows, Graph Laplacians, and Algorithms: Spectral Graph
Theory and Beyond, April 7-11, 2014

Please use the online application listed above to apply. Any
questions can be directed to Lauren Barrows,


From: Perouz Taslakian <>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 07:53:14 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position, Computational Sciences, American Univ of Armenia

Full-time Faculty Position in Computational Sciences

American University of Armenia
College of Science and Engineering
Yerevan, Armenia

For its growing needs, the College of Science and Engineering of the
American University of Armenia (AUA) is seeking applicants for
full-time faculty positions in Computational Sciences starting in
August 2013. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The BS in Computational Sciences is one of three new
Bachelor’s degree programs starting at AUA in fall 2013. (Visit us on
the web at

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Computer
Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field. Excellence is
essential in both research and teaching. Outstanding applicants from
all mathematical research areas will be considered.

Compensation: AUA offers competitive compensation and benefit packages.
Curriculum Vitae, letter of application and the names and contact
information for three referees should be sent to:
American University of Armenia Corporation
300 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor
Oakland, California 94612
ATT: Gaiane Khachatrian
Recruitment, Personnel and Public Relations Manager
Fax: 510-208-3576

Screening will begin March 15th and continue until the position is


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 07:01:31 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions, APT Group, Univ of Manchester

The School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester invites
applications for tenure-track faculty positions at junior and senior

Three positions in Computer Engineering and Systems Research are

The applicants will be members of the Advanced Processor Technologies
(APT research group. APT group is
internationally leading in computer engineering and is currently
engaged in the construction of SpiNNaker, a novel architecture
massively parallel computer designed by the group from the silicon
upwards. The group will lead the construction of many-core hardware
for the recently announced Human Brain Project, an EU funded FET
Flagship programme. The group is also leading the PAMELA project, a
5-year EPSRC programme grant and will investigate how to design and
use heterogeneous many-core systems.


From: Debbie Pillar <>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:24:23 -0500
Subject: Senior Research Fellow Position, Cranfield Univ, UK

Cranfield University, UK
School of Engineering, Engineering Computing Department

Senior Research Fellow - Computational Multi-phase Fluid Dynamics for
the Petro-Chemical Industry
£38,775 to £43,221 per annum

The Engineering Computing Department, in the School of Engineering,
has established a first class reputation for computational engineering
in the petro-chemical industry. We receive funding from several major
industrial organisations, the EPSRC and the EU.

We are looking for an established researcher, with a proven track
record of research and consultancy, to help develop our activities in
the field of Computational Multi-phase Fluid Dynamics (CMFD). The
successful candidate will develop programmes in this field – obvious
areas are: turbulence modelling (including LES), deposition and
entrainment, population balance models, erosion and corrosion and
thermodynamics. It is critical that there is synergy between the
computer science activities in the department and this application
work so interest in solution algorithms and advanced computer
architectures will be an advantage.

You will join an expanding academic group of researchers and lecturers
involved in various aspects of advanced computational engineering
applications in the CMFD field. Experience of leading programmes and
winning funding in the petrochemical area and working with ACEA
specialists will be a definite advantage.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Chris Thompson: on
T: +44 (0)1234 754634 or E:

Apply online now at or contact us for further
details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111
ext. 2343. Please quote reference number 1383.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 8 April 2013


From: Debbie Pillar <>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:23:04 -0500
Subject: Research Fellow Positions, Cranfield Univ, UK

Cranfield University, UK
School of Engineering, Department of Engineering Computing

Research Fellow (2 posts) in Computational Multi-phase Fluid Dynamics
for the Petro-Chemical Industry
£29,793 to £33,207 per annum (fixed term contract for 24 months)

The Engineering Computing Department, in the School of Engineering,
has established a first class reputation for computational engineering
in the petro-chemical industry. We receive funding from several major
industrial organisations, the EPSRC and the EU.

We are looking for researchers, with a track record of research and
consultancy, to help develop our activities in the field of
Computational Multi-phase Fluid Dynamics (CMFD). You will join
existing programmes in this field – important areas include:
turbulence modelling (including LES), deposition and entrainment,
modelling uncertainty in pdes. It is critical that there is synergy
between the computer science activities in the department and this
application work, so interest in solution algorithms and advanced
computer architectures will be an advantage.

You will join an expanding academic group of researchers and lecturers
involved in various aspects of advanced computational engineering
applications in the CMFD field. Experience of leading programmes and
winning funding in the petrochemical area and working with ACEA
specialists will be a definite advantage.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Chris Thompson: on
+44 (0)1234 754634 or E

Apply online now at or contact us for further
details on
E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 ext 2342. Please quote
reference number 1382.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5 April 2013


From: Juan Carlos De Los Reyes <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:58:19 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Ecuadorian Research Center, ModeMat

The Ecuadorian Research Center on Mathematical Modelling (ModeMat) at
Escuela Politécnica Nacional de Quito invites applications for three
postdoctoral positions in the following areas: (1) parallel computing
of solutions to partial differential equations, (2) computational
methods for image processing and (3) optimization of public
transportation systems.

The Research Center on Mathematical Modelling (ModeMat) is a
multidisciplinary center that aims at developing new mathematical and
computational techniques and building innovative mathematical models
for solving problems arising in different application areas. The
current application areas of the center are:
- Optimization and control
- Logistics and transport
- Modeling and simulation in the biosciences

Successful candidates should have a PhD in applied mathematics or
related fields, and have demonstrated potential for excellence in
research. Previous postdoc experience is highly desirable. The initial
appointment will be for one year and is renewable for up to two
years. The salary ranks between 2.400 USD and 4.320 USD per month,
depending on experience. Additional benefits like medical insurance,
travel funding and others are included. The position will be financed
trough the ecuadorian Prometeo initiative.

Applications consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
statement of research interests and 2 letters of recommendation should
be sent to:

Prof. Juan Carlos De los Reyes
Director, Centro de Modelización Matemática (ModeMat)
EPN Quito, Ecuador

Further information on ModeMat can be found at:


From: Per Christian Hansen <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:17:23 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Sparse Approximations for Inverse Problems, DTU

A Post Doc position in Sparse Approximations for Inverse Problems is
available at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark, starting
August 1, 2013. It is funded by the ERC project “High-Definition
Tomography” headed by Professor Per Christian Hansen.

The Post Doc will develop a theoretical and computational framework
for the use of sparse representations and, in particular, sparse
approximation for inverse problems. The theory development must
support the computational algorithms, and we expect a strong
interaction between sparse representation theory and the theory of
convex optimization. The candidate must have a solid background in
theory and algorithms for sparse approximation and optimization, and
in scientific computing.

The Post Doc is also expected to contribute to the section’s teaching
in the areas of scientific computing and large-scale methods for
optimization (max 20% of the total time can be associated with

For more information, see the home page:
Applications must be written in English and submitted online via the
home pages by May 1, 2013.

Professor Per Christian Hansen, DTU Compute
Tel +45


From: Mihai Anitescu <>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 10:30:03 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Multiple Areas, Argonne National Lab

Postdoctoral Appointees
Laboratory for Advanced Numerical Simulations (LANS)

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for
multiple postdoctoral positions in the areas of mathematical analysis,
advanced numerical techniques, and scalable software for multiphysics
models driven by partial differential, algebraic equations and
variational inequalities. Some of these positions are in conjunction
with the newly awarded project M2ACS: Multifaceted Mathematics for
Complex Energy Systems The specific
areas of interest are (1) uncertainty quantification and data
analysis, (2) scalable multiscale simulations, and (3) large-scale
optimization as follows:

(1) Uncertainty quantification and statistical analysis and modeling
of massive data sets obtained through direct observations of real
physical processes will be analyzed by using scalable algorithms. The
appointee will conduct statistical model calibration, validation, and
solve inverse problems. The position requires comprehensive expertise
in a scientific programming language (C, C++, Fortran) and in one or
more of the following: computational statistics, numerical algorithms
and software for differential equations, data assimilation, and
stochastic processes. Also required is considerable knowledge in one
or more of the following areas: statistics, numerical optimization,
numerical linear algebra, and parallel programming with MPI.
Experience with parallel computing and large-scale computational
science is a plus.

(2) Scalable algorithms and software that provide predictive
capabilities to multiscale models such as atmosphere, ocean, materials
science, ice-sheet, and power-grid simulations. The research involves
the development and analysis of time-integration algorithms and
software for time-dependent multimodel partial differential equations
(PDEs), differential variational inequalities (DVIs), and stochastic
PDEs. Such advanced algorithms include implicit-explicit and multirate
methods, error control strategies, and nonlinear solvers as well as
integrating and interfacing such algorithms into large-scale
codes. Candidates should have a background in numerical techniques for
time integration and the solution of ordinary, differential algebraic,
and partial differential equations such as multistep/multistage
methods and linear and nonlinear solvers. Also, expertise in one or
more of C, C++, Fortran is required. Experience with numerical
algorithms and software for large-scale applications based on partial
differential equations, as well as parallel programming algorithms and
software with MPI, is desirable.

(3) Scalable algorithms and software for mixed-integer and stochastic
optimization with applications to large-scale complex networks. The
research involves the modeling of complex optimization problems over
networks and the development and analysis of scalable algorithms to
solve these problems on high-performance architectures. The target
applications are power-grid models. The candidate will combine
scalable methods from mixed-integer and large-scale optimization and
linear algebra to develop new algorithms and relaxations. Candidates
should have a strong background in operations research with emphasis
in numerical optimization. Expertise in one or more of C++/C, Python,
or Fortran is required. In addition, experience with multilevel or
decomposition techniques and parallel programming software such as MPI
is desirable.

The appointments will be in the MCS Division (, which
has strong programs in scientific computing, software tools, and
computational mathematics. Argonne is located in the southwestern
Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing, good
schools, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city.

Each candidate should submit an application via the Argonne website
( under division postdoctoral job
openings for job requisition 320531. The application must include a
curriculum vita; list of publications, abstracts, and significant
presentations; and the names and addresses of three references, other
than Argonne staff, who can attest to the candidate's ability and
potential. The candidate is also encouraged to indicate a preference
or the particular postdoc position topic(s) she/he is interested in.

For further information about division postdoctoral appointments at
Argonne, see the website. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Mihai
Anitescu (


From: Johnny Prewitt <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:13:33 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Linear Algebraist, MSC Software

High Performance Computing, Linear Algebraist
Location: Glendale, CA

Reporting to the Manager of High Performance Computing, the High
Performance Computing (HPC) Linear Algebraist’s chief responsibilities
will be to develop, maintain, and enhance parallel numerical
algorithms used in MSC’s products. The HPC Linear Algebraist will
develop innovative parallel methods and implementations while
concurrently comprehending and improving existing methodologies. This
role is part of a team of highly motivated HPC Scientists driven
towards creating the fastest HPC solutions possible in support of the
MSC.Software’s current and future product lines. The successful
candidate will also be involved in reviewing parallel method proposals
from fellow group members for merit and estimating time for

Direct Reports: None

Successful candidates will have demonstrated:
- Method innovation – ability and aptitude for new parallel method
development and implementation exploiting both shared and distributed
memory computing architectures. In particular the method development
should have demonstrated an in depth knowledge of large sparse matrix
methods. The ideal candidate will also have an in depth knowledge of
computational linear algebraic methods as well as theory and
demonstrated an ability to understand real world applications.
- Product Development –The ideal candidate has designed parallel
computational linear algebra software and integrated it with large
scale commercial applications (CAE preferred).
- Technical Strategy– The ideal candidate has worked in a team
environment including product management to develop parallel methods
and their implementations to satisfy user requested enhancements and
internally generated concepts that fit into a highly sophisticated
software architecture.
- Personnel development – Will have interfaced with clients, fellow
researchers, and understood their present and desired applications of
high performance computing
- Partners – partner with possible plug-in’s and tools that would
strengthen the MSC HPC portfolio.
- Development Tools – Demonstrated expert knowledge of FORTRAN, C (or
C++), MPI, OpenMP, and Shell programming or the ability to become an
expert in these and related tool development areas.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and
- PhD in mathematics, computer science, or engineering with expertise
in linear algebra.
- Proven ability to communicate with a range of peoples of different
technical and experience levels and the ability to be self directed as
well as to work in a team.
- A strong desire and enthusiasm to create real world solutions that
will change the way that engineering is done in our world.


From: Florian LEMARIE <>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:01:18 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Fluid Dynamics, France

The french National Institute for research in computer science and
control is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position (18 months)
based in Grenoble, France. The successful candidate will join the
MOISE (<>) research team.

In the context of this postdoc, we would like to study the numerical
implementation of fluid-land boundaries in ocean models. More
specifically, we propose to investigate the feasibility of immersed
boundary methods and cut-cell methods to model the interaction between
a complex geometry and turbulent oceanic flows. A complete description
(including references) of the offer is available at

Contact :

Application deadline: March 27, 2013

(there might be another deadline later if the position is still
available after the first round, but submitting before this first
deadline is recommended)


From: andrew stuart <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:59:48 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Warwick Univ

Postdoctoral Positions at Warwick University
Inverse Problems and Data Assimilation

Two postdoctoral positions are available for 12 months, starting
October 1st 2013, in the areas of inverse problems and data
assimilation. You will join a research group in the area of Bayesian
Inverse Problems in Differential Equations, led by Andrew Stuart of
the Warwick Mathematics Institute. You will have experience and strong
research potential in a number of the following research areas:
Bayesian nonparametric statistics, filtering, data assimilation and
inverse problems in PDEs. For details on the application process
please go to:


From: Giovanni Samaey <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:31:54 -0500
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, Multiscale simulation of polymers at interfaces

A PhD position and a postdoc position are available in the Scientific
Computing research group of the department of Computer Science,
Faculty of Engineering of the KU Leuven (Belgium) to participate in
the project “Simulations of morphology and properties of polymers at

You will use available molecular and coarse-grained simulation
methods, including adaptive resolution schemes, to determine the
properties and morphology of polymers systems at interfaces. You will
extend and adapt existing methods, and develop new simulation
algorithms. You will be involved in the comparison of your simulation
results with experimental data obtained by other researchers in the
project. You will be able to make use in your research of the Tier 2
HPC research facilities of the KU Leuven and of the Tier 1 research
facilities of the Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC).

We welcome the application of highly qualified graduates with a
Master's degree or PhD or comparable qualification in Applied
Mathematics, Computational Sciences, Physics, Chemistry or Materials
Science. A strong interest for multidisciplinary research and
programming experience are required. Supervision is shared between the
Scientific Computing and Polymer Chemistry research groups.

Good knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written, is

Applicants should send a CV and a letter of motivation to .


From: Roeland Merks <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:18:50 -0700
Subject: PhD Position, Computational Biomechanics, CWI, Amsterdam

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research
institute for mathematics and computer science and linked to the
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research(NWO). The mission of
CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer
science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to
trade, industry, and society at large. CWI is located at Science Park
Amsterdam. It is an internationally oriented institute, with 160
scientists from approximately 27 countries. The facilities are
first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning,
training, and courses.

The Life Sciences research group has a vacancy for a talented PhD
student, on the subject of:

Computational biomechanics of extracellular matrix materials and
cell-matrix interactions during blood vessel growth.

The opening is a research position within the field of applied
mathematics or computational science.

Research group: The work will be embedded in the Biomodeling and
Biosystems Analysis group at the CWI in Amsterdam. The group carries
out biomodeling research with experimental collaborators, and focuses
on modelling pattern formation and morphogenesis in multicellular

Job description: The outgrowth of new blood vessels from pre-existing
vessels, called angiogenesis, is a crucial step in wound healing and
tumor growth. Cell-based simulation models help to analyze how cells
assemble into blood vessels and other tissue structures. Present
cell-based numerical techniques, including the cellular Potts model,
lack an accurate description of the biochemistry and biomechanics of
one of the main controlling factors of angiogenesis and tumor
progression: the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM is a diverse
class of jelly or hard materials providing structural support to the
tissue. The ECM also acts as a medium for cell-cell communication.

As part of an NWO-funded Vidi-project on angiogenesis, your task will
be to develop and apply state-of-the-art and efficient numerical
methods for simulating the biomechanics of the ECM. These
partial-differential equation and/or agent-based simulations will
interface naturally with pre-existing, stochastic models of
endothelial cell behavior. You will also integrate the codes into an
existing, internationally developed open-source cell-based modeling
framework, called CompuCell3D, and will perform numerical simulation
experiments. You will interact closely with a PhD-student in applied
computational biology and with experimental biologists at the
Institute for Cardiovascular Research of the VU University Medical
Center in Amsterdam.

Requirements: Candidates are required to have a Master’s degree in
applied mathematics, computational physics, theoretical biology,
computer science or a related discipline, and able to communicate with
scientists in biology and mathematics. Preferable qualifications for
candidates include proven research talent, excellent programming
skills in C++ or willingness and ability to learn, an excellent
command of English, and good academic writing and presentation skills.

Terms and conditions: The terms of employment are in accordance with
the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres
("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The gross monthly salary, for a PhD
student on a full time basis, is €2,057 during the first year and
increases to €2,636 over the four year period. Employees are also
entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a
year-end bonus of 8,33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions,
including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat

Application: Applications can be sent before 8 April 2013 to All applications should include a detailed resume,
motivation letter, list of your MSc courses and grades, copy of your
Master’s thesis and preferably a list of publications.
For more information about the vacancy, please contact dr. Roeland
Merks, email, telephone +31(0)20 592 4117.

For more information about CWI, please visit More
information about the group can be found on Or watch our video “A Fundamental
Difference” about working at CWI:


From: Olivier Botella <>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:50:39 -0500
Subject: PhD Position, Computational Mechanics, LEMTA, Univ de Lorraine

A three-year PhD position on the numerical simulation of rheologically
complex fluid flow is available at LEMTA - Université de Lorraine

A complete description (in French) of the thesis is available at: An
English version is available upon request.

The thesis will start in fall 2013. The amount of the grant from the
French ministry is about 1500-1600EUR per month, covering health
insurance and social security.

Requirements: The candidate should have earned a master’s degree or
engineering diploma in mechanical engineering, applied mathematics or
neighboring disciplines, with strong knowledge in fluid mechanics and
scientific computing. Some knowledge on fluid rheology would be

Application: The deadline is April 30, 2013. If interested, please
send a detailed CV, cover letter, grade transcripts, and the names and
addresses of at least two referees to Dr Olivier Botella


From: Ilya Safro <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:37:22 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Combinatorial Sci Comp, Network Analysis, Optim, Clemson Univ

We are looking for an outstanding candidate for a Ph.D. position in
the School of Computing at Clemson University (USA), starting summer
or fall 2013. The candidate will be a part of discrete algorithms
team. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Ilya Safro
on combinatorial scientific computing, network analysis, and
large-scale optimization. The candidate will have a unique opportunity
to collaborate with the research team of BMW on a variety of machine
learning and data mining problems. Some projects will include
collaboration with national labs.

Both M.Sc. and B.Sc. students will be considered.

The ideal candidate should have a solid background in
- theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics, algorithms
- numerical methods (in particular, in algebra)
- programming in C/C++

Some (academic or industrial) experience in the following areas will
be considered as an important advantage (not mandatory)
- machine learning/data mining
- HPC and parallel programming/MPI/OpenMP/Hadoop
- optimization
- probability
- mathematical modeling
- graph/network libraries (such as Boost Graph Library, LEDA, and NetworkX)
- scientific computing libraries

Please send your application as soon as possible to Ilya Safro The application should include one pdf with
- cover letter or/and essay
- resume
- grades
- contact details of 2-3 references
- please indicate your availability to start in summer 2013
The subject line must include "PhD Application (CSC)".

The School of Computing has 42 faculty members, more than 400
undergraduate majors, and over 200 graduate students collectively
across its three divisions: Computer Science, Visual Computing, and
Human-Centered Computing. Clemson University is located in Clemson,
South Carolina, a small college town on beautiful Lake Hartwell at the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, conveniently situated within a
2hr drive from both Atlanta and Charlotte. Clemson is the land grant
university of South Carolina and has an enrollment of approximately
20,000. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Clemson in the Top 25
nationally among public universities for the past four years, and
Clemson ranks number 8 among U.S. public universities in


From: Simon Shaw <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:16:10 -0500
Subject: PhD Position, Brunel Univ, UK

The Maths Department (in the School of Information Systems Computing
and Mathematics) at Brunel University is offering a government
research council (EPSRC) funded competitive PhD studentship to home
students (fees plus bursary) or EU students (fees only). More
information about the studentship and the application procedure is
available at


From: Frederic Valentin <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:35:56 -0300
Subject: Scholarships at LNCC, Project SPiNMe

The National Laboratory for Scientific Computation (LNCC) in Brazil is
offering 1 year scholarships (renewable up to 2 additional years) for
participation in the project SPiNMe: Computational Platform for
Multiscale Numerical Methods.

New multiscale numerical methods are capable for solving realistic
models with multiple scales which arise in engineering and other
sciences. Such methods are constructed to be naturally parallelized so
that they may leverage modern CPU/GPU computing environments. Owing to
mathematical rigor in their development, the high precision and
adaptive multiscale methods have a large range of applicability. This
places them among the most competitive algorithms for the
computational simulation of important and realistic problems. The
interested scholar would participate in a multidisciplinary group and
help develop new, high quality scientific software with the goal of
implementing innovative computational models based on multiscale

Location: National Laboratory for Scientific Computation (LNCC) – Av.
Getúlio Vargas, 333 – Petrópolis - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. See
www.lncc.brfor further information (in Portuguese).

Available scholarships: This full-time position pays from R$ 2,200 to
R$ 5,000 (roughly from US$ 1,100 to US$ 2,500) per month free of
taxes, depending on experience and degree obtained by the start
date. The candidate should have a degree in computer science,
mathematics, physics and/or engineering, as well as knowledge of
finite element and finite difference methods. Experience in C/C++ is a
must, and experience with parallel computation is preferred.

Application: Send to Frederic Valentin ( a CV and a
cover letter (1 page maximum) describing your interest in the project
and how your skills might be useful.


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:20:49 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 67

Applied Numerical Mathematics Volume 67, Pages 1-262, May 2013

NUMAN 2010
Edited by Georgios Akrivis, Vassilios Dougalis, Efstratios
Gallopoulos, Apostolos Hadjidimos, Ilias S. Kotsireas, Dimitrios
Noutsos and Michael N Vrahatis

1. Introduction Pages 1-3 Apostolos Hadjidimos

2. Solving linear equations with a stabilized GPBiCG method, Pages
4-16 Kuniyoshi Abe, Gerard L.G. Sleijpen

3. Galerkin methods for the Parabolic Equation Dirichlet problem in a
variable 2-D and 3-D topography, Pages 17-34 D.C. Antonopoulou

4. The effect of mesh modification in time on the error control of
fully discrete approximations for parabolic equations, Pages 35-63
E. Bansch, F. Karakatsani, Ch. Makridakis

5. Active and passive symmetrization of Runge-Kutta Gauss methods,
Pages 64-77 R.P.K. Chan, A. Gorgey

6. An efficient parallel iteration method for multiscale analysis of
chemical vapor deposition processes, Pages 78-88 N. Cheimarios,
G. Kokkoris, A.G. Boudouvis

7. Reduced averaging of directional derivatives in the vertices of
unstructured triangulations, Pages 89-97 Josef Dalik

8. Numerical solution of discontinuous differential systems:
Approaching the discontinuity surface from one side, Pages 98-110 Luca
Dieci, Luciano Lopez

9. Application of a finite difference computational model to the
simulation of earthquake generated tsunamis, Pages 111-125 Evangelia
T. Flouri, Nikos Kalligeris, George Alexandrakis, Nikolaos
A. Kampanis, Costas E. Synolakis

10. An approximation method for solving systems of Volterra
integro-differential equations, Pages 126-135 M.I. Berenguer,
A.I. Garralda-Guillem, M. Ruiz Galan

11. Local radial basis function collocation method along with explicit
time stepping for hyperbolic partial differential equations, Pages
136-151 Siraj-ul-Islam, R. Vertnik, B. YYarler

12. A finite element discretization of the standard parabolic equation
in generalized boundary fitting coordinates, Pages 152-166
N.A. Kampanis, A.I. Delis, D.C. Antonopoulou, G. Kozyrakis

13. A well-balanced shock-capturing hybrid finite volume-finite
difference numerical scheme for extended 1D Boussinesq models, Pages
167-186 M. Kazolea, A.I. Delis

14. A Nitsche type method for stress fields calculation in dissimilar
material with interface crack, Pages 187-203 Michael Michaeli, Franck
Assous, Anatoly Golubchik

15. A globally adaptive explicit numerical method for exploding
systems of ordinary differential equations, Pages 204-219 Nabil
R. Nassif, Noha Makhoul-Karam, Jocelyne Erhel

16. Iterative refinement techniques for solving block linear systems
of equations, Pages 220-229 Alicja Smoktunowicz, Agata Smoktunowicz

17. Rate of convergence of higher order methods, Pages 230-242 Trond
Steihaug, Sara Suleiman

18. Finite element approximations for a linear fourth-order parabolic
SPDE in two and three space dimensions with additive space-time white
noise, Pages 243-261 Georgios T. Kossioris, Georgios E. Zouraris

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