NA Digest Thursday, August 22, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 28

Today's Editor:
Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Danny Dunlavy
Date: August 01 2013
Subject: New NA Digest processes

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NA Digest Editor


From: Joseph Grcar
Date: July 31 2013
Subject: John Bolstad

John Bolstad died at the age of 66 this July after a period of
declining health. John graduated from the University of St Thomas in
St Paul, and then he attended Stanford University on an NSF
fellowship. As I understand the unwritten history of this subject,
John belonged to the group of Stanford students with whom Joe Oliger
pioneered the development of adaptive grid methods that really
work. Most of John's career was spent at Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory in the salad days when it was called LLL and run by
UC. John had an amazing memory for mathematics, music, and opera,
maybe in reverse order. I will miss him.


From: Wolfgang Bangerth
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: Finite element software deal.II version 8.0 released

Version 8.0 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 is a major new release, featuring the following changes:
- The configuration and build system has been switched to cmake,
providing better support for a wide variety of platforms including
Microsoft Windows, better integration with IDEs such as Eclipse, and
many other advantages.
- deal.II now supports 64bit indices for problems with more than 2
billion unknowns and has been tested on problems of up to 27 billion
- deal.II is now licensed under the LGPL.

Further changes include:
- Improvements to parallel linear algebra
- Improvements to multithreading
- Hundreds of new features and bugfixes

The main features of deal.II are:
- 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.

Wolfgang Bangerth, Timo Heister, Guido Kanschat, and many other


From: Michael Heroux
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: Trilinos 11.4 is available for download

Trilinos 11.4 is available for download. Below is a summary of the

Overview: The Trilinos Project is an effort to develop algorithms
andenabling technologies within an open source object-oriented
softwareframework for the solution of large-scale, complex
multi-physicsengineering and scientific problems.

The Trilinos 11.4 general release contains 54 packages: Amesos,
Amesos2, Anasazi, AztecOO, Belos, CTrilinos, Didasko, Epetra,
EpetraExt, FEI, ForTrilinos, Galeri, GlobiPack, Ifpack, Ifpack2,
Intrepid, Isorropia, Kokkos, Komplex, LOCA, Mesquite, ML, Moertel,
MOOCHO, NOX, Optika, OptiPack, Pamgen, Phalanx, Piro, Pliris,
PyTrilinos, RTOp, Rythmos, Sacado, SEACAS, Shards, ShyLU, STK,
Stokhos, Stratimikos, Sundance, Teko, Teuchos, ThreadPool, Thyra,
Tpetra, TriKota, TrilinosCouplings, Trios, Triutils, Xpetra, Zoltan,
and Zoltan2.

Trilinos 11.4 download:
Release notes:
Trilinos website:

On behalf of the Trilinos development team,
Mike Heroux, Jim Willenbring, Brent Perschbacher


From: Dave Smith
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: Meeting to celebrate John Blake's career, UK, Sep 2013

Bubbles and biological fluid dynamics: a meeting to celebrate John
Blake's career

We're holding a one-day meeting in at the University of Birmingham UK
on Thursday 19th September to celebrate John Blake's career and
contributions to applied mathematics. The main themes of the meeting
will be Bubble Dynamics and Biological Fluid Mechanics, with some more
general interest talks on industrial problems and the mathematics of
golf. Some major international figures will be speaking, and LMS/IMA
have agreed to support travel for PhD students. We're expecting it to
be a friendly and informal meeting, and also a great opportunity for
students and early career researchers in the UK to hear from and
interact with leading figures. No registration fee will be charged for
any attendees. All early career attendees are encouraged to bring a
poster on their work.

The meeting web page is at the link:

To register, please email or


From: Etienne Boileau
Date: August 05 2013
Subject: Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Eng, Kong Kong, Dec 2013

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract for the 3rd
International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical
Engineering (CMBE13), to be held between 16th and 18th December at
City University of Hong Kong. The final deadline is 15 August 2013.

Details at

For invited speakers, mini-symposia and other information, please
consult the conference website at


From: Gitta Kutyniok
Date: August 07 2013
Subject: Matrix Computations for Sparse Recovery, Berlin, Apr 2014

We would like to announce the Joint GAMM ANLA-MSIP Workshop "Matrix
Computations for Sparse Recovery", Berlin, April 9-11, 2014

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in Applied
and Numerical Linear Algebra (ANLA), Matrix Theory, and Mathematical
Signal- and Image Processing (MSIP), working at or interested in, the
intersection of these fields for compressive sensing and sparse
recovery. The aim is to discuss recent developments, promote
cross-discipline interaction, and foster new developments and

Plenary speakers: David Gross (U Freiburg); Reinhold Schneider (TU
Berlin); Thomas Strohmer (UC Davis, USA); Joel Tropp (CalTech, USA)

Contributions in the form of talks or posters are very welcome with
the deadline of December 31, 2013.

For further details, in particular on the registration process and
abstract submission, we would like to refer to the

Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin)
Peter Benner (Max Planck Institute Magdeburg)


From: Miguel Anjos
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: SIAM Optimization, USA, May 2014

SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP14)
May 19-22, 2014
San Diego, CA USA

The SIAM Conference on Optimization will feature the latest research
in theory, algorithms, software and applications in optimization
problems. A particular emphasis will be put on applications of
optimization in health care, biology, finance, aeronautics, control,
operations research, and other areas of science and engineering. The
conference brings together mathematicians, operations researchers,
computer scientists, engineers, software developers and practitioners,
thus providing an ideal environment to share new ideas and important
problems among specialists and users of optimization in academia,
government, and industry.

Plenary Speakers:
Retsef Levi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Joaquim R. R. A. Martins, University of Michigan, USA
Yurii Nesterov, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Cynthia A. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Andy Philpott, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Franz Rendl, Universitat Klagenfurt, Austria
Francisco Santos, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington, USA


Mixed-integer Nonlinear Optimization:
Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Jeff Linderoth, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
Jim Luedtke, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Polynomial Optimization:
Didier Henrion, University of Toulouse, France
Monique Laurent, Centrum Wiskunde


From: Ilse Ipsen
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: Householder Symposium, Belgium, Jun 2014

The Householder Symposium XIX on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held
in Spa, Belgium, 8-13 June 2014.

Web page:
Application deadline: 31 October 2013
Notification of acceptance: 31 January 2014

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. Applications are
welcome from researchers in numerical linear algebra, matrix theory,
and related areas such as optimization, differential equations, signal
processing, and control. Each attendee will be given the opportunity
to present a talk or a poster. Some talks will be plenary lectures,
while others will be shorter presentations arranged in parallel

The Symposium is very informal, with the intermingling of young and
established researchers a priority. Participants are expected to
attend the entire meeting. The fifteenth Householder Award for the
best thesis in numerical linear algebra since 1 January 2011 will be
presented. It is expected that partial support will be available for
some students, early career participants, and participants from
countries with limited resources.

The Householder Symposium takes place in cooperation with the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity
Group on Linear Algebra.


From: Mariantonia Cotronei
Date: August 06 2013
Subject: SMART 2014, Italy, Sep 2014

SMART 2014 - 1st International Conference on: Subdivision; geometric
and algebraic Methods; Isogeometric Analysis and Refinability in
Tuscany, 28th September - 1st October, 2014, Pontignano, Siena, Italy

This workshop is the continuation and enrichment of the previous
workshops "Subdivision and Refinability" held in Pontignano in 2008,
2009 and 2011. The main goal of SMART2014 is to promote the research
fields involved in Subdivision; geometric and algebraic Methods;
isogeometric Analysis and Refinability.

INVITED SPEAKERS: R. T. Farouki (Univ.of California, Davis, USA),
C. Y. Han (Kyung Hee Univ., Yongin, Republic of Korea),
T. J. R. Hughes (Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA), G. Kutyniok (TU
Berlin, Germany), V. Protasov (Lom. Moscow St. Univ., Russia), U. Reif
(TU Darmstadt, Germany), I. W. Selesnick (Polytechnic Inst. of New
York Univ., USA), H. Speleers (KU Leuven, Belgium).

Topics of interest include: Algebraic and Differential Geometry,
Computer Aided Design, Curve and Surface Design, Finite Elements,
NURBS and Isogeometric Analysis, Refinability, Approximation Theory,
Subdivision, Wavelets and Multiresolution Methods as well as related

Registration: July 20, 2014
Submission of title and abstract for oral presentation: June 1st, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: July 15, 2014

Information about the conference are available on the workshop website . For additional information, contact
the organizers at


From: Cheryl Logan
Date: August 12 2013
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Mathematics, UAB

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Alabama at
Birmingham (UAB) is soliciting applications for a tenure-track
assistant professor position beginning August 15, 2014.

Applicants whose research is compatible with the department's
strengths in differential equations, differential geometry, dynamical
systems, mathematical physics, and probability, including
computational aspects of these areas, are encouraged to apply. Those
with expertise in applications, e.g., in mathematical biology,
mathematical finance, or mathematical modeling are of particular
interest in this search. Applicants may be interested to collaborate
with one of the University Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers
(UWIRC) on UAB campus, see For additional
information about the department please visit Applicants should have demonstrated
the potential to excel in one of the research areas mentioned and in
teaching at all levels of instruction. They should also be committed
to professional service including departmental service. Post-doc
experience is preferred.

Applications should include a curriculum vita with a publication list,
a statement of future research plans, a statement on teaching
experience and philosophy, and minimally three letters of reference
with at least one letter addressing teaching experience and
ability. We prefer applications and all other materials be submitted
electronically at although applicants may
submit an application including an AMS cover sheet to: Math Faculty
Search Department of Mathematics

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 UAB
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to
fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in
which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance
irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and
expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages
applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A
pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates
selected for employment.


From: Des Higham
Date: August 01 2013
Subject: Fellowship Positions, Univ of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is advertising "Chancellor's
Fellowships" in areas that include Complex Networks and
numerically-driven Health and Food Security. Successful applicants
will work for a period of 5 years with a minimal teaching load. After
that period they will be transferred to faculty appointments at
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level, according to achievement.

Deadline for applications is 8 Sept, 2013. Further information can be
found at:


From: Olaf Schenk
Date: August 02 2013
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Seismology and HPC, Switzerland

A PostDoc position is available in the group "Advanced Computing
Laboratory" at the Institute of Computational Science (ICS) in Lugano,
Switzerland. The position is part of the project "GeoScale: A
framework for multiscale seismic modelling and inversion" funded under
the Swiss Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC).

The PostDoc will work on a data management framework for the scalable
parallel processing and measurement of large seismic waveform data
sets directly on HPC systems. The project is conducted together with
the research group from Prof. Andreas Fichtner (Geophysics) at ETH

Application: Your application should contain a motivational letter (2
pages maximum), a CV, copies of relevant degrees and two contacts for
references. Please submit applications electronically in PDF format to

Futher details:


From: Olaf Schenk
Date: August 02 2013
Subject: Postdoc Position, Exascale Computing, Switzerland

A PostDoc position is available in the group Advanced Computing
Laboratory at the Institute of Computational Science (ICS) in Lugano,
Switzerland. The position is part of the project "EXA2CT - EXascale
Algorithms and Advanced Computational Techniques" funded under the EU
FP7-ICT programme.

The successful applicant will work on the development of a code
generation and autotuning framework for parallel stencil computations
on modern microarchitectures. The project is conducted together with
academic and industrial project partners from Europe. The EXA2CT
project brings together experts at the cutting edge of the development
of solvers, related algorithmic techniques, and HPC software
architects for programming models and communication. It will take a
revolutionary approach to exascale solvers and programming models,
rather than the incremental approach of other projects. We will
produce modular open source proto-applications that demonstrate the
algorithms and programming techniques developed in the project, to
help boot-strap the creation of genuine exascale codes. The goal of
the subproject is to increase the arithmetic intensity of iterative
stencil-type computations by reusing the data for the computation of
subsequent time steps as soon as possible, thus maximizing the amount
of reusable data and minimizing noncompulsory data transfers to the
core-local memories.

The successful candidate will extend the PATUS stencil framework and
will collaborate with algorithmic and programming models partners
within the EXA2CT project.

Application: Your application should contain a motivational letter (2
pages maximum), a CV, copies of relevant degrees and two contacts for
references. Please submit applications electronically in PDF format to

Further Details:


From: Ross Vennell
Date: August 19 2013
Subject: Postdoc Position, Modeling Tidal Turbine Arrays, Otago, New Zealand

We have funding for a 3 year Postdoc to numerically model tidal
turbine arrays within a New Zealand Marsden Grant funded research
project which aims to improve understanding of how power production
scales with the number of tidal turbines in a farm.

The Postdoc will focus on understanding how much power can be produced
by turbines in large arrays. In particular understanding how to
maximise power production from multi-row arrays of turbines and
understanding the conditions under which turbines in multi-row farms
can exceed the Betz limit on turbine production. The successful
candidate should have a PhD, or be close to completing a PhD, in
Maths, Fluid Mechanics, Physics, Physical Oceanography, Engineering or
a related field, plus experience in numerical modelling of
fluids. Experience in coastal hydrodynamic modelling would be an

The appointment is for a period of up to three years. The salary is
currently NZ $70,981. This Postdoc Fellowship is part of a
collaborative project with Stanford University which aims to determine
if it is possible to realise the Giga-Watt potential of large tidal
channels such as Cook Strait (New Zealand) and the Pentland Firth
(UK). The project will use analytical and numerical modelling
techniques in idealised channels to develop and understand a
fundamental scaling law underpinning the relationship between power
production and the size of large arrays of tidal turbines. The
successful candidate will be expected to travel to international
conferences and to visit Stanford University to work on developing the
numerical model.

Enquiries may be directed to Dr Ross Vennell,,


From: Isabel Figueiredo
Date: August 11 2013
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics, Univ of Coimbra


The CMUC|Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences and
Technology of the University of Coimbra (under the project below)
invite applications for an one-year Postdoctoral Position in
Computational Mathematics, beginning October 2013.

The focus of the research is on imaging sciences and scientific
computing. It involves variational image processing, image analysis,
partial differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization,
visualization, and inverse problems in imaging, with applications in
medicine and earth observation imagery.Applicants should have a PhD in
Mathematics or Computational Sciences and Engineering (preferably
obtained after December 31, 2010). The position obeys to the
Portuguese scholarship system and the corresponding salary is 1495 per
month (tax free). No teaching duties are associated with the

Applicants should send by email to the following
- Curriculum vitae (publication list included).
- Statement of research interests (one page maximum, describing
concisely scientific interests and the relation with the proposed
post doctoral position).
- Names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to
provide references.

Period for applications : from August 20 to September 2, 2013.

This position is funded by the research project "Advances in Image
Processing and Inverse Problems: Applications in Medical and Earth
Observation Imagery, and Biomathematics, PTDC/MAT-NAN/0593/2012" -
Research project of FCT (Fundao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia,

Contact for further information:Isabel M. Narra Figueiredo


From: Jean R. Roche
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization, Federal Univ of Rio de Janeiro

Post-Doc Research Grant

Interior point algorithm for nonlinear optimization

Call open for applications for a Post Doc research scholarship within
the framework of the project entitled "Numerical methods for nonlinear
optimization involving partial differential equations and free
boundary" supported by the Brazilian Research Program "Ciencia Sem
Fronteiras" (Science Without Borders) of CNPq, the Brazilian Research
Council, and Environment: The appointment will be
for 12 months, starting before June 2014. The work will be carried out
at the facilities of the "Optimize" laboratory of COPPE at the Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. The project leaders are
the Professor Jose Herskovits, COPPE Federal University of Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, and Professor Jean Rodolphe Roche from the Lorraine
University, France.

Academic Requirements: Prospective applicants should posses a PhD
degree in Optimization, Numerical Analysis, Mechanical Engineering,
Applied Mathematics, Computational Mechanics or related areas,
obtained up to 7 years before the implementation of the scholarships,
with a solid background in optimization, numerical analysis. Knowledge
in solid mechanics will be appreciated.

Activity Outline: The postdoctoral fellow will work on new algorithms
for nonlinear optimization. The academic work involves theoretical and
computational aspects of the proposed numerical optimization
method. Applications will concern, shape optimization,structural
topology optimization and free material problems. Practical aspects
will concern the resolution of large-scale problem derived from
partial differential numerical solution.

The work of the postdoc will be developed in close collaboration of
the project, Professor Jose Herskovits, the visiting researcher,
Professor Jean R. Roche and the PhD. Students of the team.

Monthly scholarship from CNPq: BR$ 4100.00 (Brazilian Reais)
Additional monthly scholarship from COPPE/UFRJ: BR$ 1200.00
Monthly grant for research from CNPq: BR$ 400.00
Travel expenses will be covered by the CNPq.

Documents Required: Applications should clearly include; i)
Application letter, ii) Curriculum Vitae, iii) Copy of identity card
or passport, iv) Academic degreecertificate(s) including PhD
certificate, v) list of publications, vi) Contact information of three
professional references (full postal and electronic addresses).

Timeframe of the call: The call is open until the place is filled, but
the first deadline for applications is 31th August 2013.

Applications should preferably be sent by email to:Jose
HerskovitsMechanical Engineering Program-COPPEFederal University of
Rio de JaneiroPO Box 68503 CEP 21945-970,CT, Cidade Universitaria,
Ilha do Fundvɬ£o, Rio de Janeiro, or Jean
R. Roche, Institut Elie Cartan de LorraineUniversite de
LorraineBP. 7023954506, Vandoeuvre les Nancy,


From: Bill Spotz
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM

The Numerical Analysis and Applications Department at Sandia
National Labs is seeking a qualified post-doctoral researcher to
support staff in research on mathematical and computational
methods for global atmospheric modeling. Research will focus
on (1) development of leading-edge global atmospheric models
using Sandia computational technologies, and (2) extension and
improvement of those computational technologies to meet
atmospheric modeling goals. Research will also include numerical
software development and numerical experimentation. The selected
candidate will be expected to work as part of a
multi-disciplinary team and to thrive in an expanding, fast-paced
technical environment. This position requires a large amount of
interaction with other staff members in the center and
communication skills are important.

To apply, visit

and search on opening 644069 and 644070.

Mike Parks (
Bill Spotz (
Andy Salinger (


From: Andreas Bartel
Date: August 01 2013
Subject: PhD Position, Univ of Wuppertal, Germany

We are looking for a PhD-student to join our research team
'AppliedMathematics and Numerical Analysis' (Dept. of Mathematics and
ComputerSciences) at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, as soon as
possible. Her/His field of research will be cosimulation with
uncertainties:more specifically algorithmic design (modeling),
numerical analysis and simulation including random parameters. The
position is within the German research network 'SIMUROM', which
includes besides the University of Wuppertal, the Technical University
of Darmstadt, University of Hamburg and the two industrial
partners:Bosch AG and CST AG.

Key requirements: - Master's in Mathematics (or equivalent)- knowledge
of numerical analysis -- in particular knowledge for numerical methods
for ordinary differential equations- helpful is knowledge of
differential algebraic equations, methods for cosimulation,
stochastics, MATLAB

Position: PhD-student

Further details are found at


From: Dominique Ballarin
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: PhD Position, SAM/ETH Zurich, Sparse Discretization/Kinetic Transport

A full PhD position is available at the Seminar for Applied
Mathematics of ETH Zuerich, one of the leading institutes of
technology worldwide.

The position is within a project aiming to develop novel numerical
method for the approximate solution of kinetic equations posed on
moderately high-dimensional phase spaces (with position and velocity
as independent variables). Such equations occur in a wide range of
mathematical models and the most prominent representative is the
Boltzmann Equation governing the dynamics of rarefied gases.The
project investigates novel sparse tensor approximations for kinetic
equations, based on successful prior research for the radiative
transfer equation. The PhD project should tackle sparse tensor
discretization schemes for the phase space in dimensions 2 2 and 3 3,
based on multilevel finite element and wavelet-type multi-resolution
schemes in space and Fourier spectral or polar spectral approximation
in velocity. Efficient implementation of the new algorithms on high
performance computing hardware will be an integral part of the

Applications are processed on a 'first come first served' basis until
December 31, 2013 (For continued availability of the position please
consult Starting date must
notbe later than April 1, 2014.

For more details about the project, the position and the applicationp
rocedure please consult


From: Max Jensen
Date: August 14 2013
Subject: PhD Position, NA/Finance, Sussex Univ

A PhD studentship is available for a numerical project in mathematical
finance at the University of Sussex, England. It includes a tax free
maintenance bursary of £13726 per year, plus a waiver of UK/EU fees
for 3.5 years.

The aim of the proposed project is to bridge the physical and
economic/financial aspects of renewable energy (RE) production and to
shed light on the interaction between its energy production process on
the one hand and energy market price dynamics on the other. It would
therefore take as its starting point the fundamental uncertainty both
of RE production (subject as it is to variations in, for example, wind
or sun) and of electricity prices. The complexity associated with the
interaction of these two risks will be analysed in the project in a
mathematically rigorous framework. The results will be complemented by
computational simulations. Candidates should have a strong background
in at least one of the areas of Finance, Stochastic Processes, Optimal
Control and Numerical Analysis. It is foreseen that this project will
be carried out with the active collaboration of a major international
investment bank.

If you have questions concerning the vacancy, please contact Dr Max
Jensen (

Additional information is available at

Possible start dates are 19th September 2013, January 2014, May 2014,
September 2014.

Application is through the Sussex on-line


From: Tan Bui-Thanh
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: PhD Position, Model Reduction, ICES, UT

A PhD position is available to work on new model reduction methods
(aka reduced-order modelling or reduced basis approach) with
application hyperbolic PDEs for inverse problem. The position is under
supervision of Tan Bui-Thanh of the Department of Aerospace
Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and also of the Institute for
Computational Engineering and Sciences, the University of Texas at
Austin. Please refer to

to learn more about Tan Bui-Thanh's research interest.

The candidate is expected to have background in (preferably
computational) engineering and (computational) applied
mathematics. Previous experience with finite element methods for PDEs
is a plus.

The position can start as early as Spring 2014 (preferable) or Fall

If you are interested, please contact Tan Bui-Thanh at


Date: August 22 2013
Subject: PhD Positions, EU project, TU Eindhoven and Mentor Grenoble

In recent years the demand of the electronics industry on mathematical
methods used in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software has
witnessed a tremendous growth. Highly educated European scientists are
needed in the field of mathematics for the EDA industry and
computational science, so as to exchange and discuss current insights
and ideas, and to lay groundwork for future collaborations. Mentor
Graphics is a technology leader in EDA enabling companies to develop
better electronic products faster.


From: Zhonghua Qiao
Date: August 02 2013
Subject: Contents, Communications in Computational Physics, 13(5)

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)
Volume 13, Number 5, 2013

Articles in the Issue:

Regular Articles:

Feng Chen and Jie ShenEfficient energy stable schemes with spectral
discretization in space for anisotropic Cahn-Hilliard
systems.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1189-1208.

Jian Zhang and Qiang DuRetrieving topological information of
implicitly represented diffuse interfaces with adaptive finite element
discretization.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1209-1226.

Xue Jiang, Peijun Li and Weiying ZhengNumerical solution of acoustic
scattering by an adaptive DtN finite element
method. Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1227-1244.

Thomas Vogel, Tali Mutat, Joan Adler and Michael Bachmann
Morphological similarities between single-walled nanotubes and
tubelike structures of polymers with strong adsorption affinity to
nanowires.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1245-1264.

Yi Li and Z. J. WangAn optimized correction procedure via
reconstruction formulation for broadband wave
computation.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1265-1291.

Xiaoxia Dai, Peipei Tang, Xiaoliang Cheng and Minghui Wu A variational
binary level set method for structural topology
optimization. Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1292-1308.

Laura Lazar, Richard Pasquetti and Francesca Rapetti Fekete-Gauss
spectral elements for incompressible Navier-Stokes flows: the
two-dimensional case. Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1309-1329.

G H. Tang, G. X. Zhai, W. Q. Tao, X. J. Gu and D. R. Emerson Extended
thermodynamic approach for non-equilibrium gas
flow.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1330-1356.

Yong ZhangOptimal error estimates of compact finite difference
discretizations for the Schro"dinger-Poisson
system. Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1357-1388.

Fang Li, Xiangying Hao, Xiaogang LiEfficient grid treatment of the
time dependent Schro"dinger equation for laser-driven molecular
dynamics.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1389-1407.

Samet Y. Kadioglu and Dana A. KnollA Jacobian-free Newton Krylov
implicit-explicit time integration method for incompressible flow
problems.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013),
pp. 1408-1431.

Wen-Chi Chen, Chih-Yu Kuo, Keh-Ming Shyue and Yih-Chin Tai Gas kinetic
scheme for anisotropic Savage-Hutter model.Commun. Comput. Phys., 13
pp. 1432-1454.


From: Michael Heroux
Date: August 22 2013
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Math Software (TOMS), 39(4)

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)
Volume 39 Issue 4, July 2013

Scaling LAPACK panel operations using parallel cache assignment,
Anthony M. Castaldo, R. Clint Whaley, Siju Samuel

Evaluating an element of the Clarke generalized Jacobian of a
compositepiecewise differentiable function, Kamil A. Khan, Paul
I. Barton

Reducing the influence of tiny normwise relative errors on performance
profiles, Nicholas J. Dingle, Nicholas J. Higham

On ziv's rounding test, Florent De Dinechin, Christoph Lauter,
Jean-Michel Muller, Serge Torres

Optimized code generation for finite element local assembly using
symbolic manipulation, Francis P. Russell, Paul H. J. Kelly

Algorithm 929: A suite on wavelet differentiation algorithms, Mani
Mehra, Kavita Goyal

Algorithm 930: FACTORIZE: An object-oriented linear system solver for
MATLAB, Timothy A. Davis


From: Shan Zhao
Date: August 09 2013
Subject: Contents, Molecular Based Mathematical Biology, 1(1)

Table of Contents
Molecular Based Mathematical Biology (MBMB)
Volume 1, Number 1.

Editors of the Inaugural Issue: Shan Zhao, Julie Mitchell, Yongcheng
Zhou, and Weihua Geng.

Langhua Hu, Duan Chen, and Guowei Wei, High-order fractional partial
differential equation transform for molecular surface construction,

M.R. Swager and Y.C. Zhou, Genetic Exponentially Fitted Method for
Solving Multi-dimensional Drift-diffusion Equations, 26-41.

Chuan Li, Lin Li, Marharyta Petukh, and Emil Alexov, Progress in
developing Poisson-Boltzmann equation solvers, 42-62.

Robert C. Harris, Travis Mackoy, and Marcia O. Fenley, A Stochastic
Solver of the Generalized Born Model, 63-74.

Atilla Sit, Julie C Mitchell, George N Phillips, and Stephen J Wright,
An Extension of 3D Zernike Moments for Shape Description and Retrieval
of Maps Defined in Rectangular Solids, 75-89.

Yan Xie, Jie Cheng, Benzhuo Lu, and Linbo Zhang, Parallel Adaptive
Finite Element Algorithms for Solving the Coupled Electro-diffusion
Equations, 90-108.

Weihua Geng and Shan Zhao, Fully implicit ADI schemes for solving the
nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann equation, 109-123.

Amelia B. Kreienkamp, Lucy Y. Liu, Mona S. Minkara, Matthew
G. Knepley, Jaydeep P. Bardhan, and Mala L. Radhakrishnan, Analysis of
fast boundary-integral approximations for modeling electrostatic
contributions of molecular binding, 124-150.

Nikolay A. Simakov and Maria G. Kurnikova, Graphical Processing Unit
accelerated Poisson equation solver and its application for
calculation of single ion potential in ion-channels, 151-163.

Tao Liao, Yongjie Zhang, Peter M. Kekenes-Huskey, Yuhui Cheng, Anushka
Michailova, Andrew D. McCulloch, Michael Holst, and J. Andrew
McCammon, Multi-core CPU or GPU-accelerated Multiscale Modeling for
Biomolecular Complexes, 164-179.

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