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From: Nick Gould <>
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 05:24:36 -0400
Subject: CUTEst, Testing Environment for Numerical Optimization

CUTEst: a Constrained and Unconstrained Testing
Environment with safe threads

We are pleased to announce the release of CUTEst, the latest evolution
of our constrained and unconstrained testing environment for numerical
optimization. CUTESt is a significant improvement on its predecessor,
CUTEr, and now features dynamic memory allocation, a modern
thread-safe Fortran modular design, a new Matlab interface and a
revised installation procedure that is fully integrated with
GALAHAD. Along with existing supported packages such as IPOPT, KNITRO,
SNOPT and filterSQP, new interfaces to ALGENCAN, BOBYQA, Direct
Search, filterSD, NEWUOA, NLPQLP, NOMAD, PENNLP, QL, SPG and SQIC have
been added. The supplementary test problem set has grown by rough 200
examples since the release of CUTEr.

CUTEst and it subsidiary packages are issued under the GNU Lesser
General Public License. See
for download details.

Nick Gould, Dominique Orban and Philippe Toint


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:34:18 -0400
Subject: Updated LA Software Survey

We have an updated the survey of freely available software for the
solution of linear algebra problems. Send us comments if you see a

Jack Dongarra and Mark Gates


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 15:03:28 -0400
Subject: Extended Deadline, Position Papers for DOE Math for Exascale

DOE Workshop on Applied Mathematics Research for Exascale Computing

At the request of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR),
Office of Science, US Department of Energy (DOE), the Exascale
Mathematics Working Group (EMWG) is working to identify promising
applied mathematics research opportunities that address the challenges
of exascale computing. As part of the process, the EMWG is soliciting
community input in the form of position papers. The EMWG will review
these position papers and, based on the quality of their position
papers, selected contributors may have the opportunity to participate
in the Workshop on Applied Mathematics Research for Exascale
Computing, currently planned for August 21-22, 2013 in Washington,

Details of the position paper solicitation can be found at
Position papers will be accepted until 5 p.m. PDT on May 7, 2013.
Questions about the workshop can be sent to


From: "McDaniel, Emily" <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 14:46:11 -0400
Subject: ICERM Topical Workshop, USA, May 2013

ICERM is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications
for our Topical Workshop, "Automorphic Forms, Combinatorial
Representation Theory and Multiple Dirichlet Series, . Application forms can be found
on the ICERM website at .

This workshop runs from May 12 - May 16, 2014.

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


From: Stefan Engblom <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:01:23 -0400
Subject: Summer School, Multicore Computing, Sweden, Jun 2013

The 2013 UPMARC Summer School on Multicore Computing this year focuses
on research trends for scalable multicore programs and systems and
will take place at Uppsala University, Sweden in June 10-12, 2013.

The school is subsidized by the UPMARC research programme of Uppsala
University (see; the summer school is *free*.

* Cristian Cadar, Imperial College, Testing Your Code With Symbolic
* Erez Petrank, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, Concurrent
Data Structures and Progress Guarantees
* Jesper Larsson Träff, Vienna University of Technology, Challenges in
Message-Passing Interfaces for Large-Scale Parallel Systems
* Madan Musuvathi, Microsoft Research, Finding Race Conditions and
Data Races
* Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University, TBA

In addition, the school will include a sessions where participants can
present posters and demos of their own research in the area of
multicore/parallel computing.

For more information about the school, including how to register:

• May 10 for Accommodation to our price.
• May 30 for Registration to the Summer School.


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 11:14:45 +0000
Subject: SIAM Control and Its Applications (CT13), USA, July 2013

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13)

This meeting is being held jointly with the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting
(, July 8 - 12, 2013. This meeting
is co-located with The SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS13), July
7-8, 2013.

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA
July 8-10, 2013

Invited Speakers:
Nazareth Bedrossian, USA
John A. Burns, USA
Jean-Michel Coron, France
Arthur Krener, USA
Asu Ozdaglar, USA

Registration and the conference program are now posted at

June 10, 2013: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

June 10, 2013

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMCT13

For more information, contact the SIAM Conference Department:


From: Rifat Sipahi <>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:42:47 -0400
Subject: Time Delay Systems, Switzerland, Jul 2013

Workshop on Time Delay Systems – Stability & Control in Applications

July 16, 2013 – 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

- Fatihcan M. Atay, Germany
- Dimitri Breda, Italy
- Wim Michiels, Belgium
- Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, France
- Hitay Ozbay, Turkey
- Rifat Sipahi, USA

The workshop will be held preceding the European Control Conference
( that will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, July
17-19, 2013.

Details of the Workshop can be found at


From: Alexander Lukyanov <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 04:47:54 -0400
Subject: Modeling Elastoplasticity, Micro/Macro-Fracturing, Greece, Sep 2013

This year we organize a symposium on “Mathematical and numerical
modelling of large elastoplastic deformations, micro- and
macro-fracturing processes of isotropic and anisotropic solids and
structures under transient dynamic loading” as part of the
International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
2013 (ICNAAM 2013), in Rhodes, Greece, 21-27/09/2013. For more
details, visit the conference web site at the URL address: The goal of the symposium is to bring together
all the active researchers working in various aspects of computational
solid mechanics and, particularly, focusing on modeling of large
elastoplastic deformations, micro- and macro-fracturing processes of
isotropic and anisotropic solids and structures under transient
dynamic loading. A list of key topics is (but is not limited to):

1. Modeling of large elastoplastic deformation in solids and
structures (isotropic and anisotropic plasticity, viscous and
relaxation effects, thermal effects, adiabatic shear bands);
Dislocation dynamics.
2. Thermodynamically consistent damage models.
3. Pore elastoplasticity. Modelling of naturally fractured
heterogeneous solids with faults, micro- and macro-fracture
4. Numerical methods for high-rate deformation modeling in isotropic
and anisotropic solids; Accuracy and stability of numerical

Your intent to attend and tentative title..............NOW
Abstract...............................................July 1, 2013


From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 03:59:10 -0400
Subject: Numerical Algorithms on Hybrid Architectures, Poland, Sep 2013

Warsaw, Poland, September 8-11, 2013

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 10th International
Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics PPAM 2013 in
Warsaw, Poland, on September 8-11, 2013. The workshop is devoted to
numerical algorithms with the particular attention to issues related
to implementation of libraries for efficient numerical algorithms on
modern hybrid architectures. Suggested topics include, but are not
limited to
- large scale numerical computations on GPU clusters
- numerical algorithms on hybrid CPU+GPU architectures
- novel data formats for dense and sparse matrices
- linear algebra computations on modern computer architectures

A limited number of contributed, 20 minute talks will be selected for
this workshop. Full papers prepared according to the rules of the
Springer LNCS and PPAM 2013 Conference should be submitted (see They should be no longer than 10 pages.
Please send them by April 21, 2013. Each paper will be evaluated by
three reviewers.

Important dates:
Submission of Papers: May 12, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2013
Camera-Ready Papers: Nov. 15, 2013


From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 03:53:09 -0400
Subject: Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms, Poland, Sep 2013

6th Workshop on Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'13)
Kraków, Poland, September 8-11, 2013

Numerical algorithms are widely used by scientists engaged in various
areas. There is a special need of highly efficient and easy-to-use
scalable tools for solving large scale problems. The workshop is
devoted to numerical algorithms with the particular attention to the
latest scientific trends in this area and to problems related to
implementation of libraries of efficient numerical algorithms. The
goal of the workshop is meeting of researchers from various institutes
and exchanging of their experience, and integrations of scientific

* Topics: Parallel numerical algorithms; Novel data formats for dense
and sparse matrices; Libraries for numerical computations; Numerical
algorithms testing and benchmarking; Analysis of rounding errors of
numerical algorithms; Languages, tools and environments for
programming numerical algorithms; Numerical algorithms on GPUs;
Paradigms of programming numerical algorithms; Contemporary computer
architectures; Heterogeneous numerical algorithms; Applications of
numerical algorithms in science and technology

Authors should submit full papers (as Postscript, PDF, MSWord, or ODF
file). The total length of a paper must not exceed 8 pages IEEE style
(including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are
available here. Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of
their scientific merit and relevance to the conference.

Paper submission: May 12, 2013
Author notification: June 17, 2013
Final submission and registration opening: July 8, 2013


From: Matthew Dixon <>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 23:51:08 -0400
Subject: High Performance Computational Finance, USA, Nov 2013

Workshop on High Performance Computational Finance at SC13

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the 6th Workshop on High
Performance Computational Finance (WHPCF’13) at SC13. The workshop
will be held on 11/18 at the SC13 International Conference for High
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Denver.

We seek submissions that cover various aspects of computational
finance. In addition to submissions that deal with performance and
programmability challenges, theoretical analysis, algorithms, and
practical experience in computational finance, we also particularly
encourage submissions that demonstrate or result from the
collaboration between financial practitioners, and scholars,
researchers, or vendors. Please visit
for a non-exhaustive list of topics of interest to this workshop.

Submitted papers must be no more than 8 pages in length. Authors are
encouraged to use IEEE two column format. Each submission will receive
at least three reviews from the technical program committee and
authors of selected submissions will have 30 minutes to present their
work at the workshop. Papers should be submitted in electronic form to

- Submission deadline: August 23rd
- Author notification: September 20th
- Final version due: October 12th


From: "Daniel B. Szyld" <>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 23:10:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: CFP, ETNA Special Volume, Lothar Reichel 60th Birthday

The Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA) announces a
Special Volume dedicated to Lothar Reichel on the occasion of his
sixtieth birthday.

Papers will undergo the standard refereeing process. Submissions are
being accepted starting immediately and should be sent directly to
either Ronny Ramlau (ronny.ramlau AT jku DOT at) or Daniel Szyld
(szyld AT temple DOT edu).

Deadline for submissions is October 1st 2013.

Inquires should be addressed to the same editors.

The special volume will be published starting in January 2014. Papers
will be published as soon as production of individual papers is


From: Simon Lundin <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:54:39 -0400
Subject: Full Professor Position, Optimization, Uppsala Univ

Full Professor in Optimization at the Department of Mathematics or the
Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University.

Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, invites applications for a full
professor in optimization at the Department of Mathematics or the
Department of Information Technology. More information about the
university and the departments is found at,,

The subject area of the position is theory and algorithmic development
and application of optimization in science, engineering, and
economics. Apart from being an excellent scholar, the applicant must
have demonstrated expertise in planning, initiating, leading, and
developing research, have demonstrated the capacity to obtain research
funding in competition, and have a well-documented ability to teach
and supervise students.

For more information about the position and how to apply, see

The deadline for application is September 12, 2013.


From: Nicole Faber <>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 09:27:30 -0400
Subject: Juniorprofessor Position, Num Reservoir Engineering, RWTH Aachen

Juniorprofessor (W1) in Numerical Reservoir Engineering
Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the
area of Numerical Reservoir Engineering. The starting date is as soon
as possible. Recognized expertise in the following areas is
particularly welcome: reservoir engineering, modeling and
computational method development . The professor is expected to
support the study programs "Applied Geosciences", "Applied Geophysics"
and "Georesources Management", offering courses in high-performance
computing and computational methods in geosciences. The position is
integrated in the graduate school AICES and should contribute to its
graduate training programs. One or more of the following research
topics should be represented: uncertainty quantification in the
analysis of geological reservoirs and optimal experimental design
(OED); applications in the exploitation or storage of hydrocarbons,
geothermal energy, climate-relevant trace gases and subsurface
storage; optimization of exploration and operation of reservoirs based
on inverse modelling.

You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude
for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an
outstanding doctorate. Ability in and commitment to teaching are
essential. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a
teaching language within the first 5 years. However, teaching in the
international master programs will be primarily in English.You will
engage in initiating interdisciplinary collaborations and projects of
geoscientists and engineers. This is a tenure track position. Tenure
is subject to evaluation.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success
in teaching. Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a
CV to: An den Dekan der Fakultät 5 der RWTH Aachen,
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Littke, 52056 Aachen, Germany. The
deadline for applications is June 24, 2013.

This position is also available as part-time employment per
request. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly
university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We
particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled
people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are
underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair
and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 14:46:25 -0700
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Nevada, Reno

Postdoctoral position at UNR

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of
Nevada, Reno invites applications for postdoctoral positions to start
in Fall 2013, subject to availability of funds. Candidates from all
areas of mathematics and statistics are welcome to apply. Preference
will be given to areas which are already represented in the
department. For more details see


From: Weisgram Martina <>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:57:44 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Vienna

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields
of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students)
the position of a

University Assistant (post doc) at the Faculty of Mathematics

is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 3924
The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Vienna is the largest
Austrian institution of mathematical research and tertiary education
in the mathematical sciences. It consists of active research groups
in a wide range of fields, starting from logical foundations, bridging
all classical core subjects, and up to concrete applications in
industry. As part of the Faculty, the Institute of Mathematics
represents the entire discipline of mathematics in research and
teaching, without making an arbitrary separation into pure and applied

Duration of employment: 4 years

Starting: 01.09.2013

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement:
§48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) On top of this relevant chargeable work
experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
The advertised post doc position is associated with the chair for
Numerics of Partial Differential Equations of Prof. Ilaria Perugia
(email: We are looking for a highly
qualified researcher with special interests in Finite Element
approximation of Partial Differential Equations, or related
fields. Topics of current interest to the group include non standard
finite element methods, such as Discontinuous Galerkin methods, finite
elements with operator-based (Trefftz) approximating spaces, and
mimetic/virtual element methods, for problems arising in acoustics,
electromagnetics, and reaction-diffusion. The job holder's
responsibilities include independent research and holding classes due
to extent regulations of wage agreement and the usual administrative

A Doctoral degree / PhD or similar qualification is required for all
candidates as well as experience in teaching and research. Past
research should be documented by publications in recognized scientific

The application package should contain:
- letter of intent,
- scientific CV,
- description of future research plans,
- list of publications and talks,
- teaching record,
- letter of recommendation.

Applicants will not be entitled to any refund of expenses incurred
because of the application process.

Additional qualifications:
- high teaching skills,
- dedication to scientific excellence and goal orientation,
- international experience preferable.

Research fields:
Main research field Special research fields Importance

Applications including a letter of motivation (English) should be sent
via Job Center to the University of Vienna
( no later than 20.05.2013 and be
referenced to the identification number 3924.

For further information please contact Rindler, Harald
+43-1-4277-50600, Ben Salem-Schedlberger, Waltraud +43-1-4277-50651,
Kretzschmar, Gudrun +43-1- 4277-56001, +43-1-4277-50601, Weisgram,
Martina +43-1-4277-50610, Griesmayr, Elisabeth +43-1-4277-56002,
Perugia, Ilaria .

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on
its faculty, particularly in highlevel positions, and therefore
specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified
applicants women will receive preferential consideration.Human
Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna

Identification number of advertisement: 3924



From: Dirk Lorenz <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:32:09 +0200
Subject: PhD Position, Applied Mathematics, TU Braunschweig

At the Institute for Analysis and Algebra at the TU Braunschweig we
are searching a PhD student (salary according to TV-L EG 13, see
The position starts at 01.09.2013 (earlier start is possible) and is
initially limited to two years; further extension is possible.

We are looking for candidates with a degree (Masters or Diploma) in
mathematics above average, a very good knowledge in numerical
mathematics and functional analysis, a strong background in scientific
computing or optimization. Good knowledge of German and strong
interest in applied mathematics is required. We suppose that the
candidate brings a high commitment for scientific research.

The responsibilities include participation in teaching and independent
research in the work group of Prof. Dirk Lorenz in field of applied
mathematics (especially mathematical imaging and inverse problems).

Please send your application including CV, copies of certificates and
letters of recommendation (if any) in electronic form via e-mail to
Prof. Dirk Lorenz.

A pdf of the job advertisement for posting on bulletin boards can be
found here


From: Wilson Rivera Gallego <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:56:19 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Univ of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

The Doctoral Program in Computer and Information Science and
Engineering (CISE) of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM)
is seeking outstanding candidates for PhD student positions in the
following areas:

Parallel Computing for Big Data Analysis
Computational Modeling of Complex Fluids
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
Embedded systems
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Biomedical Image Processing

The positions are open for spring 2014. Potential candidates are
encouraged to submit resumes to early and before
starting the admission process with the UPRM Graduate School
Office. For further information about the program please visit


From: Mike Heroux <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 14:32:20 -0400
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS), 39(3)

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)
Volume 39 Issue 3, April 2013

Table of Contents

High-performance bidiagonal reduction using tile algorithms on
homogeneous multicore architectures, Hatem Ltaief, Piotr Luszczek,
Jack Dongarra

An efficient overloaded method for computing derivatives of
mathematical functions in MATLAB, Michael A. Patterson, Matthew
Weinstein, Anil V. Rao

An algorithm for the complete solution of quadratic eigenvalue
problems, Sven Hammarling, Christopher J. Munro, Françoise Tisseur

Efficient generalized Hessenberg form and applications,
Nela Bosner, Zvonimir Bujanovi&#263;, Zlatko Drma&#269;

The Tapenade automatic differentiation tool: Principles, model, and
specification, Laurent Hascoet, Valérie Pascual

Algorithm 928: A general, parallel implementation of dantzig--wolfe
decomposition, Joseph Rios


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:04:00 +0300
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, 17(2)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 17, Number 2, 2012

A free on-line edition is available at:


Large deviations for weighted random sums, pp. 129-142, Aurelija
Kasparaviciute, Leonas Saulis

A new family of fourth-order methods for multiple roots of nonlinear
equations, pp. 143-152, Baoqing Liu, Xiaojian Zhou

Soliton solution and conservation laws of the Zakharov equation in
plasmas with power law nonlinearity, pp. 153-159, Richard Morris,
Abdul Hamid Kara, Anjan Biswas

Nonlinear generalized cyclic contractions in complete G-metric spaces
and applications to integral equations, pp. 160-176, Hemant Kumar
Nashine, Zoran Kadelburg

Detection of multiple changes in mean by sparse parameter estimation,
pp. 177-190, Jiri Neubauer, Vitezslav Vesely

A predator-prey model with disease in prey, pp. 191-209, Md. Sabiar
Rahman, Santabrata Chakravarty

Stability and absorbing set of parabolic chemotaxis model of
Escherichia coli, pp. 210-226, Salvatore Rionero, Maria Vitiello

Phenomenological model of bacterial aerotaxis with a negative
feedback, pp. 227-249, Vladas Skakauskas, Pranas Katauskis, Remigijus
Å imkus, Feliksas Ivanauskas

Global dynamics of a delayed epidemic model with latency and relapse,
pp. 250-263, Rui Xu

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