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From: Eugene Tyrtyshnikov <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:07:31 +0400
Subject: Guri Marchuk (1925-2013)

A very sad news: on Sunday, 24 March 2013, Guri Ivanovich Marchuk died
at the age of 87 years. He was a prominent scientist with many
contributions to computational mathematics, geophysics, mathematical
models of atmosphere and ocean, climate, immunology and medcine. He
was the last President of the USSR Academy of Scinces (1986-1991).
Besides many activities and achievements in his very saturated life,
in 1962-1980 he was a director of the Computational Center of Syberian
Branch of the USSR Academy of Scinces and a foundator and first
director (1980-2000) of Institute of Numerical Mathematics of Russian
Academy of Scinces. He will stay in our hearts.


From: Karthika Muthukumaraswamy <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:17:01 -0500
Subject: SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification Launches

The newest journal from the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics, SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification (JUQ),
launched today with its first seven papers publishing online to Volume

Offered jointly by SIAM and the American Statistical Association, the
journal publishes research articles presenting significant
mathematical, statistical, algorithmic, and application advances in
uncertainty quantification, and is dedicated to nurturing synergistic
interactions between these and related areas. Under the leadership of
Senior Editor Max Gunzburger, Editors-in-Chief James Berger and Donald
Estep and more than 35 others comprising the editorial board, the
journal will feature continuous electronic publication at SIAM
Journals Online with complimentary access in 2013.

To read more about the first seven articles published, please view the
complete press release at:

Full text of all articles can be accessed at:


From: Stefan Koerkel <>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:14:36 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Multiple Shooting and Time Domain Decomp, Germany, May 2013

Multiple Shooting and Time Domain Decomposition Methods (MuS-TDD)
International Workshop
Heidelberg, IWR, May 06-08, 2013

The workshop treats recent trends in multiple shooting for the
solution of boundary value and optimization problems for differential
equations, in particular optimal control. Especially for PDE, multiple
shooting is discussed in the wider framework of various time domain
decomposition methods. Altogether, the range from numerical analysis
and algorithmic aspects to challenging applications is covered.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
H. G. Bock (Heidelberg)
M. Diehl (Leuven)
M. J. Gander (Geneva)
Y. Hasegawa (Tokyo)
M. Heinkenschloss (Houston)
V. Schulz (Trier)
S. Ulbrich (Darmstadt)

For registration and further information see:
Deadline for registration and abstract submission: April 14, 2013


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:49:10 -0700
Subject: Last Minute Call, FEMTEC 2013, USA, May 2013


We are pleased to announce that few seats are still available at the
4th International Congress on Computational Engineering and Sciences
(Las Vegas, May 19 - 24, 2013). More information about the event can
be found at .

Due to the last minute nature of this announcement, feel free to
contact me directly at for individual accommodations.

Keynote speakers:

Carlo de Falco (Politecnico di Milano, Italy, on behalf of the GNU
Octave project); Charbel Farhat (Stanford University, USA); Rainald
Lohner (George Mason University, USA); Joe Cohen (Nvidia, USA); Gretar
Tryggvason (University of Notre Dame, USA); Aihui Zhou (Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Beijing)


From: "Janos D. Pinter" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:01:11 -0300
Subject: Computational Nonlinear Optimization, Hungary, May 2013

Computational Nonlinear Optimization:
Model Development, Algorithms, Software, and Applications

An intensive course presented by
János D. Pintér, PhD, DSc
PCS Inc. & Dalhousie University, Canada

Venue and Dates
Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary, May 13-24, 2013

The course will be presented in 10 days, with the intention of
covering materials equivalent to a full university semester. Three
hours of lectures will be presented per day (Monday to Friday); a
corresponding amount of daily study effort is expected from the

Course attendees - university students and professionals - should have
a sufficient undergraduate mathematics background (calculus, algebra,
probability); systems modeling and computational experience will be an
asset. Upon completing the course, attendees will receive an official
certificate from the University.

For further details regarding the course, feel free to contact
Dr. Pintér at

For details regarding logistics (travel, accommodation, etc.), please
contact Ms. R. Varga at <>.


From: Alexander Ostermann <>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:16:25 +0200
Subject: Dobbiaco Summer School, Italy, Jun 2013

Registration is now open for the 12th "Dobbiaco Summer School in
Numerical Analysis", see

The school will take place from 16 to 21 June 2013 at Dobbiaco/Toblach
in northern Italy. Its topic will be "Geometric Integration of
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations".

Two leading specialists in the field, Ernst Hairer (University of
Geneva) and Christian Lubich (University of Tuebingen), will be our
lecturers. The school is intended for PhD students and young

The deadline for early bird registration (with reduced fee) is April
30. Please note that the number of participants is limited. In order
to guarantee your participation, you should register as soon as

We are looking forward to seeing you in Dobbiaco.

Alfredo Bellen and Alexander Ostermann (organizers)


From: "Roumen Anguelov" <>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 08:03:13 +0200
Subject: Deadline Extended, 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 extended to 15 April 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: Jim Luedtke <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:13:21 -0500
Subject: MIP2013, USA, Jul 2013

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, WI, USA
Web site and registration:
Poster submission deadline: April 15, 2013 (Extended from April 1.)

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming workshop in
Mixed Integer Programming (MIP 2013). MIP2013 will be the tenth in a
series of annual workshops held in North America designed to bring the
integer programming community together to discuss very recent
developments in the field. The workshop series consists of a single
track of invited talks and a poster session. Please see the workshop
web site for a list of this year's confirmed speakers.

The poster session will be held the first evening of the workshop
(July 22). All workshop participants are invited to submit a poster
abstract. There will be an award for the best poster presented by a
student or postdoctoral researcher. To submit an abstract, please
email a two page PDF containing a detailed abstract of the poster to by April 15, 2013. Space for posters may be
limited, and the abstract will be used to decide which posters are
accepted, so it is important that the abstract provide a good
description of the research to be presented.

The workshop is designed to provide ample time for discussion and
interaction between the participants, as one of its aims is to
facilitate research collaboration. Thanks to the generous support by
our sponsors, registration is free, and travel support is available
for students and postdocs who present posters at the
workshop. Students and postdocs who wish to apply for travel support
must submit a poster abstract by the April 15 deadline, and indicate
they wish to be considered for funding. We expect to make funding
decisions by around May 1, 2013.


From: "ammcs 2013" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:48:45 -0400
Subject: AMMCS-2013, Canada, Aug 2013

AMMCS-2013, Waterloo, Canada * Final Call for Papers

This is Final Call for Papers for AMMCS-2013. The abstract submission
period ends on April 15. Please use this opportunity to submit your
abstract on-line at:

The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Mathematics,
Modeling and Computational Science (AMMCS) will be held in the last
week of August (August 26 -* 30, 2013) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
( The AMMCS series aims at promoting
interdisciplinary research and collaboration involving mathematical
and computational sciences. The conference is organized in cooperation
with AIMS and SIAM and is supported by the Fields Institute. It
features 12 distinguished plenary speakers, over 40 minisymposia,
special and contributed sessions.

We look forward to receiving your contribution and to welcoming you
this August in Waterloo, Canada.


Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:04:33 +0100
Subject: MAMHIP, Poland, Sep 2013

Models, Algorithms and Methodologies for Hierarchical Parallelism in
new HPC Systems (MAMHIP13)

Date: September 8-11, 2013
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Jointly with: 10th International Conference on Parallel Processing and
Applied Mathematics PPAM 2013
Submission deadline: April 21, 2013

Modern High Performance Computing systems can be described by means of
a hierarchical multi-level structure: at the highest level there are
several systems connected among them by geographic networks; an
intermediate level is composed by the nodes in a single system
communicating among them by means of dedicated fast networks or high
performance switches; at the lowest level, finally, there are several
computing elements, computing cores as well as graphic accelerators,
sharing resources in a single node. These architecture levels have
very different features and they require different algorithmic
development methodologies and environments. For such a reason, the
development of algorithms and scientific software for these systems
implies a suitable combination of several methodologies to deal with
the different kinds of parallelism corresponding to each architectural

This workshop focuses on all aspects related to development of hybrid
and hierarchical algorithms, able to be aware of the underlying


From: "Toby D. Young" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:31:00 -0500
Subject: Grid-based Methods, Greece, Sept 2013

Computational and theoretical analysis of grid-based many-body theory
11th Intl Conf of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece. September 21-27, 2013

Applying grid-based methods to the many-body problem poses a number of
challenges in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. These are
for instance related to the choice of basis functions, the
representation of the grid, the approximations required to obtain
self-consistency, and the number of eigenspectrum problems that need
to be solved in the process. The main goal of this meeting is to bring
together scientists engaged in fundamental and applied aspects of
grid-based methods in quantum mechanics and/or in the analysis of
numerical methods of solving an associated large-scale eigenspectrum
problem. The session aims to consolidate the current state of the art
and discuss new developments from a range of disciplines that
contribute to this field of scientific research.

The key topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Numerical solutions to the linear/non-linear Schroedinger equation.
Self-consistency; Perturbation theory; Variational methods.
Grid-based many-body theory. Finite element and finite difference
analysis. Numerical methods for large-scale PDE eigenspectrum
problems. Applied modelling.

The involvement of scientific researchers involved in the development
of mathematical basics as well as those involved in applied
computational and theoretical applications are invited to consider
submitting a short paper.

Session information:
Conferance information:


From: Melanie Moser <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:48:34 -0500
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Univ of Graz

The Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling an

Assistant Professor ( University Assistant with doctorate ) (40 hours
a week; fixed-term employment for 6 years; to be filled immediately)

Job specification:
- Research in the field of applied mathematics with emphasis on the
analysis and the numerics of problems in mathematical image
processing and inverse problems
- Collaboration in the special research program „Mathematical
Optimization and Applications in the Biomedical Sciences“
( and in interdisciplinary cooperation
- Independent teaching of courses in the field of applied mathematics,
supervision of students and holding of exams
- Participation in organizational and administrative matters

Professional qualifications:
- Doctoral degree in a mathematical branch of study
- Solid knowledge of mathematical methods in image processing, inverse
problems and numerical mathematics
- Knowledge of functional analysis, geometric measure theory,
continuous mathematical optimization and its efficient algorithmic
realization (desirable)

Personal profile:
- Ability for integration into interdisciplinary cooperation projects,
in particular the special research program „Mathematical
Optimization and Applications in the Biomedical Sciences“
- Capacity for teamwork, organizational talent and ability to
- Ability to teach in german language

According to university collective agreement B1 (currently €3,381.70
monthly gross income, 14x a year)

Information for application: On the institute's homepage at and on

Application deadline: 24 April 2013
Reference Number: MB/4/99 ex 2012/13

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, we explicitly
encourage nominations of and applications from women as well as from
all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the
institute's research and teaching strategies.


From: Ken McKinnon <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:38:31 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Chancellor's Fellowship in Mathematics: OR/Optimization

Chancellor's Fellowship
[tenure-track posts at Lecturer or Reader level]
School of Mathematics, Edinburgh University

As part of a larger recruitment exercise the School of Mathematics has
an opportunity to appoint a Chancellor's Fellowship in the area of
Operational Research.

Each Fellowship provides a research-focused reduced-teaching position
for up to 5 years, followed immediately by a standard open-ended (ie
"tenured") lectureship or readership post.

Applicants will have a research record of the highest calibre,
exhibiting the potential to become an international leader.

We welcome candidates in any area of Operational Research but in
particular those specializing for example in nonlinear programming,
mixed integer programming, stochastic optimization and candidates
interested in applying optimization to modelling and solving real-life

We also welcome candidates whose interests may reach out to other

Further information about the research activities of the School is
available via:

Appointment will normally be made on the Lecturer scale, 37,382 -
44,607 GBP. Dependent on experience, and in exceptional
circumstances, appointment may be to Senior Lecturer/Reader level for
which the salary scale is 47,314 - 53,233 GBP.

Interviews will be held during May 2013. Applications containing a
detailed CV and an outline of a proposed research programme should be
made online at .


From: benamou <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:18:12 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, INRIA-PARIS DAUPHINE

This is a proposal for a one year Post-Doctoral position at
INRIA-Paris/Rocquencourt in the MOKAPLAN team and under the
supervision of G. Carlier and J.-D. Benamou.

The starting date is flexible. May be as early as sept. 2013. Net
Salary is 2137 euros per month.

The post-Doc is funded by the French ANR ISOTACE consortium which also
involves U. Orsay (B. Maury, F. Santambroggio) U. Paris 7
(Y. Achdou), Ecole Polytechnique (N. Touzi, Y. Brenier) and 2 small

Scientific description :

The post doc objective is to design and implement robust and efficient
numerical methods for a large class of variational problems including
the Gradient Flow formulation of Non linear diffusion PDEs (Granular
Flows Keller Segel equation ...), new modelizations of Economic
problems (Cournot-Nash Principal-Agent, Urban design ...).

These problems optimize a density which is mapped or matched to some
compatible data. The density displacement arises from the gradient of
a potential constrained to be convex. The convexity constraint makes
the connection with optimal transportation theory.

The discretization and implementation of the convexity constraint is a
challenging problem wich has recently received some attention
(Ekeland-Moreno Carlier-Maury-Lachand Robert Oberman ... ) The
candidate will first study/implement/compare existing methods. We will
then try to select or invent the most efficient approach for our
target problem.

The central task is to address numerically the problem of minimizing a
displacement convex functional (in the sense of McCann) with a
L2-Wasserstein penalization term. Taking advantage of the properties
of the variational problems in the space of displacement, the
candidate will study/implement gradient descent methods where the
optimization variable is the convexity constrained displacement
potential or gradient.

This position is strongly research oriented with plenty of
opportunities to explore connected problems. The candidate will
preferably have a previous experience on optimal transportation or
infinite dimensional optimization. Scientific programming experience
is necessary.


From: Mike Kirby <>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:19:06 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, SCI Institute, Univ of Utah

Post Doctoral Fellow To Apply Uncertainty Quantification
Molecular-Dynamics Coarse-Graining

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University
of Utah invites applications for one post-doctoral researcher for
interdisciplinary work spanning applied mathematics, computer science
and material sciences. The successful candidate will perform research
in the application of uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to
coarse-graining algorithms developed to accelerate molecular dynamics
simulations and other particle-based methods, and will work closely
with SCI Institute researchers and external collaborators to integrate
research into SCI Institute software applications and apply this
software to compelling problems in science and engineering

The SCI Institute is seeking a highly talented and committed
individual with a demonstrated ability to work well with minimal
supervision in a multi-disciplinary research environment. Backgrounds
in the engineering sciences, applied mathematics, physics and
computational sciences will be considered. Individuals comfortable
with probability theory, multiscale theory, and statistical mechanics
preferred. The candidate selected will contribute to the Institute's
world-class research and software development efforts and have the
opportunity to develop their research, publication, and presentation
skills under mentorship from established faculty investigators.
Please contact Mike Kirby ( for further information.


Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:54:16 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Fellow Position, NUMERIWAVES, BCAM

BCAM has opened an International Call offering a position for
Computational Postdoctoral Fellows within “NUMERIWAVES – New
Analytical and Numerical Methods in Wave Propagation” Research
Project, coordinated by E. Zuazua and funded by the ERC.

The selected candidate will dedicate his/her working time to
NUMERIWAVES project within a rich and dynamic research
environment. Specific tasks include developing a computational wiki,
analysing industrial applications and needs, synthesize different
achievements of the group in a way to demonstrate the capability of
such developments to give answers to the identified industrial needs
and then preparing project proposals.

Keywords for the position: Scientific Computing, Partial Differential
Equations, Wave Propagation, Numerical Analysis of Optimal Design
Problems, Flow Control, Aerodynamics, CFD

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

Deadline for submission: April 21st 2013


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:32:53 +0100
Subject: Contents, BIT, 53(1)

Volume 53 . Number 1 . March 2013

Preface to BIT 53:1
A. Ruhe 1

Multilevel Monte Carlo method for parabolic stochastic partial
differential equations, A. Barth . A. Lang . C. Schwab 3

Conservation of invariants by symmetric multistep cosine methods for
second-order partial differential equations, B. Cano 29

A discrete adapted hierarchical basis solver for radial basis function
interpolation, J.E. Castrillón-Candás . J. Li . V. Eijkhout 57

Error bounds on the approximation of functions and partial derivatives
by quadratic spline quasi-interpolants on non-uniform criss-cross
triangulations of a rectangular domain, C. Dagnino . S. Remogna
. P. Sablonničre 87

A domain-specific embedded language in C++ for lowest-order
discretizations of diffusive problems on general meshes, D.A. Di
Pietro . J.-M. Gratien . C. Prud'homme 111

Minimization of functionals on the solution of a large-scale discrete
ill-posed problem, D.R. Martin . L. Reichel 153

Numerical integration based on bivariate quadratic spline
quasi-interpolants on Powell-Sabin partitions, P. Sablonničre
. D. Sbibih . M. Tahrichi 175

Quantum B-splines, P. Simeonov . R. Goldman 193

Towards backward perturbation bounds for approximate dual Krylov
subspaces, G. Wu . Y. Wei . Z.-g. Jia . S.-t. Ling . L. Zhang 225

Efficient methods for Volterra integral equations with highly
oscillatory Bessel kernels, S. Xiang . H. Brunner 241

Explicit volume-preserving splitting methods for polynomial
divergence-free vector fields, H. Xue . A. Zanna 265


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:28:40 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 68

Applied Numerical Mathematics Volume 68, Pages 1-108, June 2013

1. AMG preconditioning for nonlinear degenerate parabolic equations on
nonuniform grids with application to monument degradation, Pages 1-18
M. Donatelli, M. Semplice, S. Serra-Capizzano

2. Linear mean-square stability analysis of weak order 2.0
semi-implicit Taylor schemes for scalar stochastic differential
equations, Pages 19-30 A. Tocino, R. Zeghdane, L. Abbaoui

3. Some error estimates on the finite element approximation for
two-dimensional elliptic problem with nonlocal boundary, Pages 31-38
Cunyun Nie, Haiyuan Yu

4. Two regularization methods to identify a space-dependent source for
the time-fractional diffusion equation, Pages 39-57 Jun-Gang Wang,
Yu-Bin Zhou, Ting Wei

5. New families of symplectic splitting methods for numerical
integration in dynamical astronomy, Pages 58-72 S. Blanes, F. Casas,
A. Farres, J. Laskar, J. Makazaga, A. Murua

6. Direct Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (DMLPG) method: A generalized
MLS approximation, Pages 73-82 Davoud Mirzaei, Robert Schaback

7. Nonlinear stability of reaction-diffusion equations using
wavelet-like incremental unknowns, Pages 83-107 Lunji Song, Yujiang Wu


From: Brezinski Claude <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:03:18 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 62(4)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 62, Number 4.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Computing
S. Margherita di Pula, Italy, October 10-14, 2011

A marching-on in time meshless kernel based solver for full-wave
electromagnetic simulation, Guido Ala, Elisa Francomano

Noise in the complex plane: open problems, Daniel Bessis, Luca
Perotti, Daniel Vrinceanu

On the complete pivoting conjecture for Hadamard matrices: further
progress and a good pivots property, Christos Kravvaritis, Marilena

A tau method for nonlinear dynamical systems, Maria Joao Rodrigues,
Jose Matos

A note on the alternate trapezoidal quadrature method for Fredholm
integral eigenvalue problems, S. P. Oliveira, A. Ruiz de Zarate,
A. C. da Rocha, D. G. Alfaro Vigo

Shift-invariant approximations of structured shift-variant blurring
matrices, Claudio Estatico, Fabio Di Benedetto

Accelerating data uncertainty quantification by solving linear systems
with multiple right-hand sides, V. Kalantzis, C. Bekas, A. Curioni,
E. Gallopoulos

Additive block diagonal preconditioning for block two-by-two linear
systems of skew-Hamiltonian coefficient matrices, Zhong-Zhi Bai, Fang
Chen, Zeng-Qi Wang


From: Gamar <>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 03:29:07 -0500
Subject: Contents, TWM Pure and Applied Mathematics, 4(1)

Turkic World Mathematic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN 2076-2585
Volume 4, No. 1, 2013

1. An Operator Theoretic Approach to Robust Control of Infinite
Dimensional Systems, H. Ozbay

2. The Uniqueness Theorem for Hydrogen Atom Equation, E. Ba&#351;,
E. Panakhov, R. Yilmazer

3. On the Existence of Solutions of the Composite Type Third Order
Equation in an Unlimited Domain, A.R. Khashimov

4. A Note on Self Similar Vector Fields in Cylindrically Symmetric
Static Space-Times, G. Shabbir, S. Khan

5. An Existence of the Time Optimal Control for the Object Described
by the Heat Conductive Equation with Non-Classical Boundary Condition,
K.K. Hasanov, L.K. Hasanova

6. Some Results Concerning Frames Associated with Measurable Spaces,
S.K. Kaushik, L.K. Vashisht, S.K. Sharma

7. Stability Estimates for Solutions of a Linear Neutral Stochastic
Equation, I.A. Dzhalladova

8. C Curves: a Quick Short-cut, A.Basiri, S. Rahmany

9. On Quasi-dual Baer Modules, T. Amoozegar, Y. Talebi

10. Ab Initio Modeling of Electron Subsystem of Multiatomic Crystals:
Software Package, B. Gasimov

11. Harmonic Univalent Functions with Varying Arguments Defined by
Using Salagean Integral Operator, R.M. El-Ashwah, M.K. Aouf,
A.A. M. Hassan , A.H. Hassan

12. BRIEF PAPER: Algorithms for Factorization of the Irregular Matrix
Polynomials Using Symbolic Computations, F.A. Aliev, N.I. Velieva,
L.F. Agamalieva

13.BOOK REVIEW: Time-Dependent Viscoelastic Waves. M.H. Ilyasov
(Reviewed by V.G. Karnaukhov)

14. Events

15. Anniversaries

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