NA Digest Sunday, April 14, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 16

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From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 02:28:32 -0400
Subject: Updating LA Software Survey

We are planning to update the survey of freely available software for
the solution of linear algebra problems. The “draft” version of the
survey can be found at:

The aim is to put in “one place” links to the source code that is
freely available for solving problems in numerical linear algebra,
specifically dense, sparse direct and iterative systems and sparse
iterative eigenvalue problems. Please send
updates and corrections. We will post a note on the na-digest when the
new list is available.

Jack Dongarra and Mark Gates


From: fteran <>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 12:28:20 +0200
Subject: Matrix Polynomials, Spain, May 2013

Location: Centro Internacional de Encuentros Matemáticos (CIEM),
Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain
Date: May 23-24, 2013.

Fernando de Terán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Ion Zaballa (Universidad del País Vasco)

Speakers: Fernando De Terán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Peter
Lancaster (University of Calgary); Steve Mackey (Western Michigan
University); Silvia Marcaida (Universidad del País Vasco); Carlos
Marijuán (Universidad de Valladolid); Christian Mehl (TU Berlin); Karl
Meerbergen (KU Leuven); Francoise Tisseur (University of Manchester);
Ion Zaballa (Universidad del País Vasco)

The “Second ALAMA Course on Matrix Polynomials” is the second course
organized by the ALAMA Thematic Network (ALAMA is an acronym for
Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis and Applications in Spanish).

The Course on Matrix Polynomials will be a two days long course and it
is addressed to those students and researchers interested in the
theory and applications of matrix polynomials. It has the twofold
purpose of being formative and informative.

Registration deadline: May, 14, 2013


From: Larisa Beilina <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:17:02 +0000
Subject: Inverse Problems, Sweden, May 2013

Third Annual Workshop on Inverse Problems, Stockholm, Sweden

Third Annual Workshop on Inverse Problems within the Visby Program is
organized by the Department of Mathematics, Chalmers University of
Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The workshop is
supported by the Swedish Institute and will be held on May 2-6, 2013
at Stockholm, Sweden.

The subject of the annual workshop is presentation of new analytical
developments and new numerical methods for solutions of Inverse
Problems. The workshop aims to gather people from the field of applied
mathematics to discuss the state-of-the-art and future challenges in
solving of Inverse problems for broad range of applications.

Confirmed invited speakers: Anatoliy Bakushinskiy, Russia; Michel
Cristofol, France; Gulnara Kuramshina, Russia; Sergey Kabanikhin,
Russia; Larisa Nazarova, Russia; Marian Slodicka, Belgium; Yury
Shestopalov, Sweden; Anatoliy Yagola, Russia; Vasyl V. Yatsyk,
Ukraine; Enrique Zuazua, Spain

Registration is made by sending an e-mail to
including name, company/university, department. More information about
this workshop can be found at

The talks on the workshop will be given in English. Participation in
this workshop is free.


From: Francisco Gaspar <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 23:25:13 -0400
Subject: Numerical Mathematics and Applications, Spain, Jun 2013

Lectures on Numerical Mathematics and Applications
3-4 June 2013, Zaragoza (Spain)

This will consist of six lectures of two hours each, given by renowned
prestige professors of different Universities, related to theory and
application of numerical mathematics. The programme will include the
following speakers:
- Alfio Borzi - Multigrid methods for optimal control problems with
PDE constraints
- Cornelis W. Oosterlee - Numerical Mathematics Techniques in
Computational Finance
- Ulrich Rüde - Introduction to Parallel Scientific Computing
- Volker Schulz - Introduction to shape optimization
- Stefan Vandewalle - (to confirm the title)
- Irad Yavneh - Introduction to multiscale computational methods with
applications to image processing

The courses are addressed mainly to newly-graduated, PhD students and
professionals from engineering schools and applied science
Universities from all over the world. The main aim of the courses is
to introduce young researchers to the modeling and simulation of
different problems of partial differential equations. All the courses
will be held in English language.

Deadline for registration: 1st May 2013

For further details and registration please see
For more information, contact:


From: Chleboun Jan <>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 07:47:51 +0000
Subject: PIM 2013, Czech Republic, Jul 2013

PIM 2013
Preconditioning of Iterative Methods, Theory and Applications
A Conference in Honor of Ivo Marek
July 1-5, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

Preconditioning of sparse matrix problems, symmetric or non-symmetric,
arising in large-scale real applications.
Multilevel preconditioning techniques, including multigrid,
algebraic multilevel, and domain decomposition methods for partial
differential equations.
Multilevel solution of characteristics of Markov chains.

The registration form, instructions for abstract submission,
deadlines, publishing opportunities, list of plenary speakers,
and further information can be found at

April 15, 2013: Registration and abstract submission deadline


From: france pinon <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:37:46 -0400
Subject: IMACS World Congress, Spain Aug 2013

CALL for participation

19th IMACS World Congress, El escorial, Spain
August 26-30, 2013

Keynote speakers:
Evelyn BUCKWAR, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria)
Paul FISCHER, Argonne National Laboratory (USA)
Christian LECOT, Université de Savoie (France)
Jesus Maria SANZ-SERNA, Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
Federico TOSCHI, TUDelft (Netherlands)

The registration information are available on the Congress Web site:

We are looking forward to some interesting professional exchanges in
Spain in this coming August

Robert Beauwens
President of IMACS


From: "Martin J. Gander" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 07:30:08 -0400
Subject: PDE Constrained Optimization, Switzerland, Sep 2013

A conference on domain decomposition methods for optimization with PDE
constraints will take place at the Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona,
Switzerland, on September 1-6, 2013. The focus of this conference is
on new, innovative techniques for the parallel solution of large scale
constrained optimization problems where partial differential equations
appear as an essential part of the constraints.

Confirmed speakers include Harbir Antil; Eldad Haber; Laurence
Halpern; Matthias Heinkenschloss; Des Higham; Ronald Hoppe; Axel
Klawonn; Rolf Krause; Yvon Maday; Zdenek Strakos; Gerhard Wanner

You are cordially invited to participate in the conference.
Registration and abstracts for contributed talks are accepted until
May 15, 2013. We are also soliciting minisymposia proposals until
April 30, 2013.

Thanks to generous funding by our sponsors, participants only need to
pay for accommodation, which is on site and includes room and board
for the duration of the conference. There is a prize of CHF 500.- to
be awarded for the best presentation by a young scientist.

Please see the conference website
for further details.

We look forward to seeing you in September in Ascona!

The organizers: Martin J. Gander, Felix Kwok and Rolf Krause


From: Michael Bader <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:33:07 -0400
Subject: ParCo 2013 PhD Symposium, Germany, Sep 2013

Call for Papers
ParCo2013 PhD Symposium
Sep 10, 2013 - Sep 13, 2013
Munich, Germany

As a special forum for PhD researchers to present their work and
results, we will organize a PhD Symposium at ParCo 2013.
Contributions are welcome on all topics relevant for ParCo:
developments, applications, and future trends in parallel computing
for the whole range of platforms. For a more detailed list of
conference topics, see the ParCo website.

We invite all interested PhD students to submit an extended abstract
(2-4 pages) until May 17. See the "information for authors" website on on how to submit your work
for the PhD Symposium.

Participants accepted for the PhD Symposium will receive travel
support (approx. 50%-90% of the conference fee) from funds provided by
industry sponsors. In addition, a best paper prize is planned for the
best PhD Symposium paper and presentation.

Deadline for extended abstracts: May 17, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: June 7, 2013
Full papers due: July 31, 2013



From: Roman Wyrzykowski <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:03:01 -0400
Subject: Deadline Extended, PPAM 2013, Poland, Sep 2013

Further extensios for workshops and minisymposia - see webpages!

PPAM 2013: 10th Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing and Applied
Mathematics, Warsaw (Poland), September 8-11, 2013

Date: September 8-11, 2013
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Submission deadline: April 21, 2013

The PPAM 2013 conference will cover topics in parallel and distributed
computing, including theory and applications, as well as applied
mathematics. The focus will be on models, algorithms, and software
tools which facilitate efficient and convenient utilization of modern
parallel and distributed computing architectures, as well as on
large-scale applications.

Among keynote speakers are:
Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA
Rizos Sakellariou University of Manchester, UK
Richard W. Vuduc Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Katherine Yelick University of California, Berkeley, USA

Only papers presented at PPAM 2013 will be included into the
proceedings, which will be published after the conference by Springer
in the LNCS series. Full camera-ready versions of accepted papers
will be required by November 15, 2013. The authors of the best papers
selected by the Program Committee will be invited to submit an
extended version of their work to special issues of the following
journals: Scientific Programming, and Concurrency and Computation:
Practice and Experience.


From: "Jan Vybiral" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 16:10:44 +0200
Subject: Compressed Sensing and its Applications, Germany, Dec 2013

Matheon-Workshop "Compressed Sensing and its Applications",
December 9 to December 13, 2013, Technical University Berlin.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the leading
mathematicians working in compressed sensing and the leading engineers
from a number of its application areas such as Imaging Science, Radar
Technology, Tomography, or Communication Theory, to report on recent
developments, to promote a dialogue between applied mathematicians and
engineers, and to foster new developments and collaborations.

The following researchers already accepted to deliver a Plenary Talk
at this workshop: Richard Baraniuk (Rice University, USA), Helmut
Bölcskei (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland), Babak Hassibi (California
Institute of Technology, USA), Volker Mehrmann (Technical University
Berlin, Germany), Ali Pezeshki (Colorado State University, USA),
Guillermo Sapiro (Duke University, USA), Martin Vetterli (EPFL,

Furthermore, 20 selected researchers have already agreed to give an
Invited Talk. Each participant will have the opportunity to present
her/his research in the form of a poster.

You can find more details on the workshop (incl. the list of invited
speakers, details on accommodation, venue, and scientific and social
program) at
where you can also fill in the electronic registration form.

Deadline for registration: September 30, 2013
Expiration of pre-reserved hotel rooms: September 30, 2013
Deadline for submission of the title of poster: September 30, 2013
Deadline for registration for social program: October 30, 2013


From: Margreet Nool <>
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:12:26 +0200
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Scientific Computing, CWI, Amsterdam

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) invites postdoctoral researchers
to apply for a tenure track position in scientific computing within
the Multiscale Dynamics group. We particularly invite qualified women
to apply.

Job description
We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague, with an expertise in
scientific computing, specifically applied to physical, chemical or
engineering problems on a micro- to mesoscopic scale, with time
dependent partial differential equations and/or Monte Carlo
methods. You should bring a strong expertise in computational methods,
and be interested to contribute to research on sustainable energy
supply which is now one of the five strategic themes at CWI and a top
sector in Dutch science policy.

You will become member of the Multiscale Dynamics group
<> that presently
mostly focuses on modelling plasmas in thunderstorm related discharges
as well as in high voltage engineering and applied nonequilibrium
plasma physics; some of these topics are relevant to energy
research. You will collaborate with the PhD students and the staff
members on computational issues, and you can either join our plasma
research or develop your own collaborations and application
fields. This will also depend on the funding that you (on your own or
together with colleagues) can find for attracting and supervising PhD

For more details see

Additional information can be obtained from:
Prof. dr. U. Ebert
Tel. +31 (0) 20 592 4206


From: luca formaggia <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:14:46 +0200
Subject: Grid Generation for Numerical Computations, Italy, Jul 2013

We are glad to announce the Fourth Tetrahedron Workshop on Grid
Generation for Numerical Computations which will be held at the Hotel
"Il Chiostro" in Verbania, Italy, on 1-3 July 2013.

Goal of this Workshop is to overview the state of the art as well as
to present the most recent developments about mesh generation and
adaptation, with emphasis on applications to different fields of
interest. Parallel mesh generation, hybrid meshing, polyhedral
meshing are also among the topics of interest. The previous editions
of this Workshop have been hosted by the Weierstrass Institute in
Berlin in 2005, by INRIA Rocquencourt in Paris in 2007, and by Swansea
University in 2010.

Plenary Lecturers
Thierry Coupez - CEMEF - MINES ParisTech, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Jonathan Shewchuk - University of California, Berkeley, USA
Hang Si - WIAS, Berlin, Germany
Peter Jimack- University of Leeds, UK

Keynote Lectures J. Behrens; H. Borouchaki; S-W Cheng; D. Darmofal;
A. Dervieux; J.M. Escobar Sanchez; G. Gorman; O.Hassan; B. Levy;
D.L. Marcum; J. Peiro; S. Perotto; M. Picasso; J-F. Remacle;
S. Shontz; D. Sieger

Registration is open. The deadline is fixed on May 31, 2013.

For more details, please visit the website


From: Marica Pelanti <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:07:26 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, ENSTA ParisTech

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of ENSTA ParisTech is
inviting applications for a 12-month post-doctoral position in the
domain of computational fluid dynamics.

The successful candidate will participate to a project funded by the
French Government Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) on
"Full-Mach-number-range multiphase computational models for cavitating
flows". The mission of the post-doctoral researcher will be to study
and develop low Mach strategies for a two-phase liquid-vapor flow
numerical model that we have developed in the framework of this
research project.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics or Fluid Mechanics
or Computational Science, have a strong background in numerical
analysis and computational fluid dynamics, good knowledge of upwind
finite volume schemes for hyperbolic systems, and skills in
programming (Fortran).

For a more detailed post-doc announcement please visit:

Candidates should send a detailed CV, a concise research statement
(maximum three pages) and the names and contact information of two
referees to


From: Jean-Frederic Gerbeau <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 03:57:29 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Retinal Hemodynamics, INRIA Paris, France

This research will be conducted under the supervision of Jean-Frederic
Gerbeau at INRIA Paris- Rocquencourt and Université Pierre et Marie
Curie Paris 6, France, and in the framework of a European- funded
four-year Marie Curie Initial Training Network Project REVAMMAD.

Topic: This PhD thesis will address the mathematical modeling and the
numerical simulation of various phenomenon taking place in the
retina. The work will be in particular motivated by the modeling of
diseases like the Retinopathy Of Prematurity (ROP), which is a common
cause of blindness in children, or the Age Related Macular
Degeneration (ARMD), which causes loss of central vision in the ageing
population. A multiscale mathematical model of the hemodynamics will
be proposed. Numerical simulations will be based on the data obtained
from retinal imaging modalities used in the REVAMMAD network. Data
assimilation techniques recently developed at INRIA will be used in
order to adapt the model to measurements. Two questions could be
considered during the project: modeling of the neovascularization
under the action of vascular endothelium growth factor and modeling of
the interaction between neural cells and microcirculation.

Prerequisite: The PhD candidate must have a strong background in
mathematical modeling and numerical methods for partial differential
equations. The numerical method will be based on the finite element
method and the software will be developped in C++.

Eligibility rules: PhD students can be nationals of any country but
must not have resided or carried out their main activity in France for
more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their

Salary: about 2800 euros/month if the PhD candidate is single, about
3150 euros/month if the PhD candidate comes in France with a family.

The official starting of the PhD can be anytime from now to April
2014. It is possible to start working as an intern or as a master

Applications must be sent to Clare Desplats <>
and Jean-Frederic.Gerbeau <>, as soon as
possible and no later than the end of May 2013.


From: Stefan Engblom <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:16:15 -0400
Subject: Two PhD Positions, Computer Science or Scientific Computing

Topic: Methods and tools for software development for multicore
computer systems within one or several of following areas: computer
architecture, computer networks, programming language technology,
real-time and embedded systems, scientific computing, semantics,
testing, and verification.

The positions are placed within the UPMARC centre of excellence at
Uppsala University. UPMARC has been formed to make a broad coordinated
attack on the challenges of developing methods and tools to support
development of parallel software, and has been awarded a ten year
Linnaeus grant from the Swedish Research Council, as a sign of
scientific excellence. See for a list of current
activities and projects.

Apply at
Application deadline May 6, 2013.


From: Kent-Andre Mardal <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:20:02 +0200
Subject: PhD Position, Biomedical Computing, Simula Research Laboratory

The Biocomputing Department at Simula Research Laboratory is seeking
an enthusiastic and goal-oriented PhD candidate to complement and
extend the research activities on automated solution of differential
equations with applications in biomedical or industrial applications.

Simula Research Laboratory AS is publicly owned research institute
located outside Oslo, Norway. It is a multi-cultural organization,
employing about 130 individuals from 25 countries. Simula is
conducting ICT research in the fields of communication technology,
scientific computing and software engineering.

The Biocomputing Department lies at the core of the scientific
computing research activities. The research in the department is
focused on numerical methods and software for solving partial
differential equations, aiming at advancing computational
methodologies for simulating complex physics in important problems
affecting human health.

The candidate should have a Master degree in applied mathematics,
scientific computing, computer science or biomedical engineering. The
candidate must have excellent English writing and speaking skills,
good computer programming skills, and high marks from the BSc and MSc

For more information about the position and the application process,

The closing date for applications is May 1 2013.


From: Brezinski Claude <>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 13:41:11 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 63(1)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 63, Number 1.

Analysis of a fourth-order compact ADI method for a linear hyperbolic
equation with three spatial variables, Dingwen Deng, Chengjian Zhang

Numerical computation of eigenvalues of discontinuous Sturm–Liouville
problems with parameter dependent boundary conditions using sinc
method, M. M. Tharwat, A. H. Bhrawy, Ahmet Yildirim

A fast multiscale Kantorovich method for weakly singular integral
equations, Guangqing Long, Weifen Wu, Gnaneshwar Nelakanti

Old and new parameter choice rules for discrete ill-posed problems,
Lothar Reichel, Giuseppe Rodriguez

A perturbed version of an inexact generalized Newton method for
solving nonsmooth equations, Marek J. Smietanski

Selected computational aspects of the meshless finite difference
method, Slawomir Milewski

A parallel implementation of the CMRH method for dense linear systems,
Sébastien Duminil

Analysis for one-dimensional time-fractional Tricomi-type equations by
LDG methods, Xindong Zhang, Juan Liu, Juan Wen, Bo Tang, Yinnian He

Delta_h Appell sequences and related interpolation problem,
F. A. Costabile, E. Longo

ReLaTIve. An Ansi C90 software package for the Real Laplace Transform
Inversion, Luisa D’Amore, Rosanna Campagna, Valeria Mele, Almerico


From: "Lucking, Laura - Chichester" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:26:41 +0100
Subject: Contents, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 6(2)

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining - Volume 6, Issue 2

Original Articles

Discrimination of psychotropic drugs over-consumers using a threshold
exceedance based approach (pages 91-101) Lise Bellanger, Caroline
Vigneau, Jacques Pivette, Pascale Jolliet and Véronique Sébille

Biclustering scatter plots using data depth measures (pages 102-115)
Zhanpan Zhang, Xinping Cui, Daniel R. Jeske and James Borneman

Minimizing the variance of cluster mixture models for clustering
uncertain objects (pages 116-135) Francesco Gullo, Giovanni Ponti and
Andrea Tagarelli

h-plots for displaying nonmetric dissimilarity matrices (pages
136-143) Irene Epifanio

AAPL: assessing association between p-value lists (pages 144-155)
Tianwei Yu, Yize Zhao and Shihao Shen

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