- Today's Editor:
- Daniel M. Dunlavy
- Sandia National Labs
- dmdunla@sandia.gov

- Earliest Empirical Sharp Phase Transition in Linear Algebra/NA?
- Letters of Intent, Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, 2015
- James Clerk Maxwell's Poems on Mathematics
- New Book, Direct & Inverse Problems in Wave Prop and Appl
- New Book, Large Scale Inverse Problems (Earth Sciences)
- New Book, Mathematics and Climate
- New Book, Mathematics for Computer Science (in French)
- New Book, Simulation of Flow in Porous Media
- New Books, Walter Gautschi's Selected Works
- Big Data Challenges to Modern Statistics, Norway, Jan 2014
- NAOiii2014, NA and Optimization, Oman, Jan 2014
- Summer School in Numerical Analysis, Italy, Jun 2014
- Workshop/Tutorial Call, ICS 2014, Germany, Jun 2014
- Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Appl, Switzerland, Jul 2014
- R&D Position, Gurobi Optimization
- Faculty Position, Applied Statistics, Colorado School of Mines
- Faculty Position, Computational Science, Marquette Univ
- Tenure Track & Postdoc Positions, Illinois Inst of Technology
- Tenure Track Positions, Mathematical Sciences, UT Dallas
- Asst Professor Position, Prob & Stats, Univ Texas, Pan American
- Postdoc Position, Heterogeneous Materials, CTU, Prague
- Postdoc Position, JVN Fellow, Sandia National Labs
- Postdoc Position, Marie Curie Fellow
- PhD Position, Applied Math, RICAM, Linz
- PhD Position, UK Met Office
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From: Igor Carron igorcarron@gmail.com

Date: November 04, 2013

**Subject: Earliest Empirical Sharp Phase Transition in Linear Algebra/NA?**

In recent years, several people [1,2] have found and given some

theoretical justification for the appearance of sharp phase transition

in the parameters space of problems related to solving linear algebra

problems. In particular; this is the case of undetermined systems of

linear equations where one of those parameters involve the sparsity of

the underlying solution. [1] was one of the triggering papers for what

is now known as compressive sensing, and has provided hardware/sensor

makers with the ability to better understand what could be measured

and what couldn't. It would be surprising however if the idea of sharp

phase transition did not occur earlier in linear algebra problems (not

just underdetermined systems) and that it did not rear its head before

2004 in some shape or form. My question to this august crowd is simple

and probably sound very ignorant (I am sorry in advance if I am

stepping on some, unknown to me, minefield): are there any empirical

and/or theoretically justified sharp phase transition in the area of

linear algebra or numerical analysis that have appeared in the

literature before 2004 ? I include in the word literature, any

technical reports that may not have had the opportunity to be

published in a journal as it was probably lacking some theoretical

justification.

[1] E. J. Candès, J. Romberg and T. Tao. Robust uncertainty

principles: exact signal reconstruction from highly incomplete

frequency information. IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 52 489-509.

[2] Observed Universality of Phase Transitions in High-Dimensional

Geometry, with Implications for Modern Data Analysis and Signal

Processing, David L. Donoho, Jared Tanner, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A

13 November 2009 vol. 367 no. 1906 4273-4293,

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From: Daniel Szyld szyld@temple.edu

Date: October 28, 2013

**Subject: Letters of Intent, Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, 2015**

SIAM is calling for Letters of Intent proposing topics and

organizers for the 2015 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (G2S3).

Letters of Intent in all areas of applied and computational

mathematics will be considered.

It is expected that the program will run two weeks and accept

approximately 45 graduate students in 2015. SIAM will contribute

up to $85,000 towards the running of the summer school.

Information about the G2S3 program, including the composition of the

G2S3 committee can be found at

http://www.siam.org/about/com_golub.php.

Information about the 2014 G2S3 can be found at

http://www.siam.org/students/g2s3 and the archives of earlier G2S3s

can be found at http://www.siam.org/students/g2s3/archive.php. The

deadline for Letters of Intent is January 31, 2014. For more

information see http://www.siam.org/students/g2s3/summer_call.php

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From: Joseph Grcar jfgrcar@gmail.com

Date: October 30, 2013

**Subject: James Clerk Maxwell's Poems on Mathematics**

My thanks to all who replied to my note about the Edinburgh

Mathematical Laboratory. I learned that James Clerk Maxwell is another

famous son of Edinburgh. To his credit, Maxwell was both a

mathematician and a poet.

(On mechanics:

Gin a body meet a body

Flyin’ through the air,

Gin a body hit a body,

Will it fly? and where?

(continues)

(On studying mathematics at Cambridge:

In the grate the flickering embers

Served to show how dull November's

Fogs had stamped my torpid members,

Like a plucked and skinny goose.

And as I prepared for bed, I

Asked myself with voice unsteady,

If of all the stuff I read, I

Ever made the slightest use.

(excerpt)

This is parody of high quality. Maxwell wrote serious poems as

well. All can be found in

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t00z71w24

The excepts above are on pages 630 and 612.

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From: Robert Scheichl R.Scheichl@bath.ac.uk

Date: October 30, 2013

**Subject: New Book, Direct & Inverse Problems in Wave Prop and Appl**

Direct and Inverse Problems in Wave Propagation and Applications

Edited by I.G. Graham, U. Langer, J.M. Melenk, M. Sini (2013)

Radon Series on Computational and Applied Mathematics 14

http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/182029

This book is the third volume of a three volume series recording the

Radon Special Semester on "Multiscale Simulation & Analysis in Energy

and the Environment" that took place in Linz, Austria,

October-December 2011. This volume surveys recent developments in the

analysis of wave propagation problems. The topics covered include

aspects of the forward problem and problems in inverse problems, as

well as applications in the earth sciences.

Wave propagation problems are ubiquitous in environmental applications

such as seismic analysis, acoustic and electromagnetic scattering. The

design of efficient numerical methods for the forward problem, in

which the scattered field is computed from known geometric

configurations is very challenging due to the multiscale nature of the

problems. Even more challenging are inverse problems where material

parameters and configurations have to be determined from measurements

in conjunction with the forward problem. This book contains review

articles covering several state-of-the-art numerical methods for both

forward and inverse problems.

It records the achievements of Workshop 3 "Wave Propagation and

Scattering, Inverse Problems and Applications in Energy and the

Environment" that brought together key numerical mathematicians with

an interest in analysis and computation of wave propagation problems

with practitioners from engineering and industry.

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From: Robert Scheichl R.Scheichl@bath.ac.uk

Date: October 30, 2013

**Subject: New Book, Large Scale Inverse Problems (Earth Sciences)**

Large Scale Inverse Problems - Computational Methods and Applications

in the Earth Sciences (2013)

Edited by M. Cullen, M.A. Freitag, S. Kindermann and R. Scheichl

Radon Series on Computational and Applied Mathematics 13

http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/182025

This book is the second in a three volume series recording the Radon

Special Semester on "Multiscale Simulation & Analysis in Energy and

the Environment" that took place in Linz, Austria, October-December

2011. This volume tries to highlight and address commonalities in the

mathematical and computational procedures typically used in

large-scale inverse problems and in data assimilation within different

forefront applications.

The solution of inverse problems is fundamental to a wide variety of

applications such as weather forecasting, medical tomography, and oil

exploration. Regularisation techniques are needed to ensure solutions

of sufficient quality to be useful, and soundly theoretically

based. This book addresses the common techniques required for all the

applications, and is thus truly interdisciplinary.

It records the achievements of Workshop 2 "Large Scale Inverse

Problems and Applications in the Earth Sciences" that brought together

theoretical experts in inverse problems and data assimilation with

practitioners working on practical as well as theoretical aspects of

large scale inverse problems that arise in the earth sciences.

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From: Bruce Bailey bailey@siam.org

Date: October 28, 2013

**Subject: New Book, Mathematics and Climate**

Mathematics and Climate, by Hans Kaper and Hans Engler

2013 / xx + 297 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-60-3 /

List Price $59.00 / SIAM Member Price $41.30 / Order Code OT131

Mathematics and Climate is a timely textbook aimed at students and

researchers in mathematics and statistics who are interested in

current issues of climate science, as well as at climate scientists

who wish to become familiar with qualitative and quantitative methods

of mathematics and statistics.

The authors emphasize conceptual models that capture important aspects

of Earth's climate system and present the mathematical and statistical

techniques that can be applied to their analysis.

Mathematics and Climate is intended for mathematicians, statisticians,

data scientists, and geoscientists in academia, national laboratories,

and public service organizations interested in current issues of

climate and sustainability. It is written at the level of advanced

undergraduate and beginning graduate students and assumes only basic

familiarity with linear algebra, calculus, elementary differential

equations, and statistics.

For more about this book, including links to its table of contents,

preface, and index, please visit

http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/OT131.html.

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From: Skander Belhaj skander_belhaj@yahoo.fr

Date: November 05, 2013

**Subject: New Book, Mathematics for Computer Science (in French)**

I am pleased to inform you of the publication of my new book , written

jointly with my colleague Anis Ben Aissa entitled "Mathématiques pour

l'Informatique" (Mathematics for computer science) in Vuibert Edition:

http://www.vuibert.fr/ouvrage-9782311012415-mathematiques-pour-l-

informatique.html

This book presents the mathematical concepts and basic tools that the

student in first and second year of License must master : introduction

to mathematical reasoning and modeling of concrete problems. This

course also introduces basic methods and applications of numerical

analysis.

You can browse a few pages on the following link :

http://www.calameo.com/read/0000158563a0d7001029c?authid=QIRRYGhjP5RJ

Thank you in advance for kindly circulate this information to

individuals and institutions that may be interested, such as libraries

of your institutions.

The book is intended for French speakers.

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From: Robert Scheichl R.Scheichl@bath.ac.uk

Date: October 30, 2013

**Subject: New Book, Simulation of Flow in Porous Media**

Simulation of Flow in Porous Media - Applications in Energy and

Environment (2013)

Edited by P. Bastian, J. Kraus, R. Scheichl and M.F. Wheeler

Radon Series on Computational and Applied Mathematics 12

http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/182024

This book is the first in a three volume series recording the Radon

Special Semester on "Multiscale Simulation & Analysis in Energy and

the Environment" that took place in Linz, Austria, October-December

2011. This volume discusses new developments in computational methods

for the simulation of flows in porous media with applications in waste

storage, CO2 sequestration, hydrocarbon exploration and in the

mathematical modelling of fuel cells.

Subsurface flow problems are inherently multiscale in space due to the

large variability of material properties and in time due to the

coupling of many different physical processes, such as advection,

diffusion, reaction and phase exchange. Mathematical models for these

processes still need considerable development. However, significant

progress is needed to tackle important societal challenges, such as

long-term radioactive waste management and sequestration of CO2

underground. The book focuses on cutting-edge issues such as

multiphase flow and coupled flow problems.

It records the achievements of Workshop 1 "Simulation of Flow in

Porous Media and Applications in Waste Management and CO2

Sequestration" that brought together key numerical mathematicians from

the fields of analysis and computation of multiscale subsurface flow

and practitioners from engineering and industry.

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From: Claude Brezinski claude.brezinski@univ-lille1.fr

Date: November 05, 2013

**Subject: New Books, Walter Gautschi's Selected Works**

We announce the following publication:

Walter Gautschi: Selected Works with Commentaries, 3 vols.

C. Brezinski, A. Sameh eds.

Birkhaeuser, Basel, 2013

Volume 1 http://www.birkhauser-science.com/978-1-4614-7033-5

Volume 2 http://www.birkhauser-science.com/978-1-4614-7048-9

Volume 3 http://www.birkhauser-science.com/978-1-4614-7131-8

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From: André R. Brodtkorb Andre.Brodtkorb@sintef.no

Date: November 01, 2013

**Subject: Big Data Challenges to Modern Statistics, Norway, Jan 2014**

It is a pleasure to announce that the 14th Geilo Winter School will

take place January 19th-24th, 2014 at Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo,

Norway. This years program has been organized by Arnoldo Frigessi

(University of Oslo) and André R. Brodtkorb (SINTEF).

This years winter school will cover Big Data Challenges to Modern

Statistics, a topic we hope many of you find interesting. Traditional

statistical methodology is challenged by more and more complex and

high-dimensional data and subtle scientific questions. This winter

school will give you a panoramic overview and selective in-depth

details, of some of the most important innovative statistical

theories, methods and computational tools that are being

developed. You will be introduced to: challenging statistical problems

that require intensive computational approaches, structural model

learning, causal inference, graphical models, functional data

analysis, tree structured data, spatial data, point patterns and shape

analysis, and more, both in a frequentist and bayesian

perspective. Applications will span from genomics to computational

anatomy, from ice with air bubbles images to geology, from human

movement recognition to neurobiology, from networks to personalize

therapy. More information is available on the winter school webpages,

http://www.sintef.no/eVITA/.

- The registration deadline is December 6th, 2013.

- You can present your own research in the poster session.

- Registration:

http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/eVITA/Winter-Schools/2014/Registration/

- Flyer:

http://www.sintef.no/project/eVITAmeeting/2014/eVITA_Winter_School_2014.pdf

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From: Mehi Al-Baali albaali@squ.edu.om

Date: October 31, 2013

**Subject: NAOiii2014, NA and Optimization, Oman, Jan 2014**

The third Conference on "Numerical Analysis and Optimization:

Theory, Methods, Applications and Technology Transfer," will be

held at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, on January 5-9

(Sunday to Thursday), 2014 (website http://www.nao2014.com).

Invited Speakers: Paul Armand, Oleg Burdakov, John Butcher, Andrew

R. Conn, Yu-Hong Dai, Jacques Desrosiers, Iain Duff, John Ford,

Michael Hintermuller, Nezam Mahdavi-Amiri, Dominique Orban, Amiya

Kumar Pani, Martin Reed, Peter Richtarik, Cornelis Roos, Ekkehard W.

Sachs, Michael Saunders, Emilio Spedicato, Brian Straughan, Tamas

Terlaky, Maria Teresa Vespucci, Hong Wang, Down Andrew Wathen

Registration is required for all those wishing to attend the

conference (available places, particularly for those outside Oman, are

limited). If a participate wishes to contribute a talk for 20 minutes,

an abstract should be submitted either on line via the website

http://www.nao2014.com or by email to naoiii2014@squ.edu.om (or

naoiii2014@gmail.com).

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 28, 2013.

Registration Deadline: December 12, 2013.

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From: A. Bellen bellen@units.it

Date: November 05, 2013

**Subject: Summer School in Numerical Analysis, Italy, Jun 2014**

The 13th "Dobbiaco Summer School in Numerical Analysis" will take

place from 15 to 20 June 2014 at Dobbiaco/Toblach, Italy.

The topics will be:

Matrix Theory and Computation with Applications to Network

Analysis, Quantum Chemistry and Dynamical Systems.

During the school, two leading specialists in the field will

present a series of 90 minutes long lectures on the topic. The

school is intended for PhD students and young researchers.

The lecturers will be:

Michael L. Overton, Courant Institute, New York (USA)

Michele Benzi, Emory University, Atlanta (USA)

For early bird registration and further information on the summer

school, see http://www.dmi.units.it/dobbiaco/

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Organizers:

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste, Italy)

Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck, Austria)

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From: Michael Bader bader@in.tum.de

Date: October 28, 2013

**Subject: Workshop/Tutorial Call, ICS 2014, Germany, Jun 2014**

ACM International Conference on Supercomputing

June 10-13, 2014; Munich, Germany

http://ics14.in.tum.de

Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial and Workshop Day, June 10 2014

We are inviting workshop and tutorial proposals on topics related to

all aspects of research, development, and application of large-scale,

high-performance experimental and commercial systems. Topics include

computer architecture and hardware, HPC programming models, system

software, and applications, solutions for heterogeneity, reliability,

power efficiency, and "big data" issues, as well as internet, grid and

cloud computing. Please see ICS'14 CFP for a detailed topic list.

Proposal submission deadline: January 24, 2014

Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2014

How to submit: Please email your proposals (PDF, 2-page maximum) to

ics2014-wstut@lists.lrz.de.

Complete information regarding proposals can be found at

http://www.lrr.in.tum.de/~gerndt/ICS2014/CfWT/cfwt.html

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From: Peter Arbenz arbenz@inf.ethz.ch

Date: November 03, 2013

**Subject: Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Appl, Switzerland, Jul 2014**

Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications (PMAA'14)

July 2-4, 2014, Lugano, Switzerland

http://pmaa14.ics.usi.ch/

This international workshop aims to be a forum for exchanging ideas,

insights and experiences in different areas of parallel computing in

which matrix algorithms play a key role. The Workshop will bring

together experts and practitioners from diverse disciplines with a

common interest in matrix computation. Topics of interest include,

but are not limited to, the following:

* Parallel methods for solving large sparse or dense linear systems of

equations and eigenvalue problem.

* Parallel environments and tools for enabling matrix applications.

* Large scale applications from any field that have an emphasis on

parallel matrix computation.

* Novel architectural paradigms (e.g. GPU and Xeon Phi)

* Hybrid approaches to parallel programming.

* Automatic tuning and performance modeling.

* Combinatorial Scientific Computing

Invited speakers: Wolfgang Bangerth (Texas A&M), Eric Darve

(Stanford), Jacek Gondzio (Edinburgh), Wim Vanroose (Antwerpen).

Selected peer-reviewed papers will be published in a special issue of

Parallel Computing.

For further information contact: pmaa14@usi.ch

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From: Chris Maes maes@gurobi.com

Date: October 31, 2013

**Subject: R&D Position, Gurobi Optimization**

Gurobi Optimization is a leading provider of software libraries for

solving mathematical programming problems. Founded in 2008 by three of

the world's leading experts in computational optimization, Gurobi now

provides software libraries to hundreds of commercial clients in a

variety of industries. As a result of our rapid growth, we're looking

to expand our development team.

Job functions: Develop and enhance algorithms for solving mathematical

programming problems (mixed integer programming and/or linear,

quadratic, and second-order cone programming). Work closely with a

small team of highly skilled software developers. The position will

require significant collaborative work, as well as significant

independent work. Provide internal support, as needed, for our

product support and marketing teams. Present new product features and

capabilities at technical conferences, and interact with product users

at such events.

Qualifications: PhD in Operations Research, Computer Science, or

similar discipline. Three years experience in developing high

performance software with a significant mathematical component. To be

successful in this position, you must be skilled in understanding,

implementing, and extending complex mathematical algorithms. We are

particularly interested in people with hands-on experience developing

mathematical programming software, but will consider candidates with

other relevant experience.

Location: We are a highly distributed company, with employees all over

the world. We are flexible on work location.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume to jobs@gurobi.com.

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From: Paul Constantine paul.constantine@mines.edu

Date: October 30, 2013

**Subject: Faculty Position, Applied Statistics, Colorado School of Mines**

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado

School of Mines invites applications for an anticipated position in

applied statistics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor

beginning in fall 2014. Applicants in any area of applied statistics

will be considered, with preference given to those with expertise in

applications of spatial/spatio-temporal statistics.

- At the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants must possess a PhD

degree in statistics, mathematics, or a closely related field and

demonstrated potential for success in teaching, scholarship and

service.

- At the rank of Associate Professor, applicants must possess a PhD

degree in statistics, mathematics, or a closely related field;

demonstrated success in teaching, scholarship and service; and the

demonstrated potential for national and international professional

recognition.

Applicants must submit a cover letter that includes rank applying for,

curriculum vita, statement of research interests and aspirations, a

statement describing teaching experience or philosophy, and three or

more letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching

experience or potential to: Colorado School of Mines, Human Resources

Office, Search 14-014130, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, Fax:

(303) 384-2025.

Electronic applications are encouraged and will be accepted at

fsearch@mines.edu. If using this method of application, please put the

search number as indicated above (in bold) in the subject line to

ensure that your materials are properly forwarded to the search

committee.

Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2013.

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From: Gary Krenz gary.krenz@marquette.edu

Date: October 29, 2013

**Subject: Faculty Position, Computational Science, Marquette Univ**

Marquette University’s Department of Mathematics, Statistics and

Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenure track

Assistant Professor in computational science to begin August, 2014.

Preference will be shown to those with a strong research record in

"big data," such as, financial data, genetic data, image data, medical

data, etc. The duties of this position include teaching undergraduate

and graduate courses, conducting research, preparing grant proposals,

disseminating research outcomes through peer- reviewed publications

and presentations at professional meetings, and serving the

department, college and university as needed. Qualified applicants

must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or a related field. For

additional information, or to apply for this position, please see

http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/2122

Marquette University, an EOE that values diversity, is a Jesuit,

Catholic University with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate

programs. We seek candidates who will contribute to its mission, a

statement of which can be found at

http://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.shtml. Candidates from

underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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From: Xiaofan Li lix@iit.edu

Date: November 01, 2013

**Subject: Tenure Track & Postdoc Positions, Illinois Inst of Technology**

The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT invites applications for

1) a tenure track assistant professor in the area of stochastics, and

2) a visiting assistant professor in an area related to departmental

research, both beginning in August 2014.

The Department of Applied Mathematics offers BS through PhD degrees,

including a very successful Master of Mathematical Finance in

partnership with the Stuart School of Business, and a recently

launched a Master of Data Science in partnership with the Department

of Computer Science. Our research is funded by various government

agencies and some commercial firms. More details about our department

can be found at http://www.iit.edu/csl/am.

To apply, please submit the following through www.MathJobs.org: i) a

cover letter expressing your interest in the position(s) and

highlighting how you can contribute to our departmental mission, ii)

your curriculum vitae, and iii) succinct teaching and research

statements. At least four confidential reference letters (one

addressing teaching effectiveness) should also be submitted through

MathJobs. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Fred

J. Hickernell, Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics,

amsearch@math.iit.edu, (312) 567-8983.

Applications will be reviewed starting early December, 2013, and on a

continuing basis until the position is filled. We especially encourage

applications from women and under- represented groups. IIT is an

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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From: Matthew Goeckner goeckner@utdallas.edu

Date: October 29, 2013

**Subject: Tenure Track Positions, Mathematical Sciences, UT Dallas**

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Texas at

Dallas invites applications for up to five tenured or tenure-track

positions begining Fall 2014. The Department seeks to hire in the

following general areas:

- One position in statistics/biostatistics

- Up to two positions in mathematics with a preference for

differential/algebraic/symplectic Geometry and allied fields

- Up to two positions in computational/applied mathematics.

Information about the department can be found at:

http://www.utdallas.edu/math/.

Applicants should provide the following information: Letter of

application, Curriculum vitae, Research statement, Teaching statement,

Examples of scholarly publications, Course evaluations if available, A

comprehensive record of external funding, and three letters of

recommendation (candidates for tenured positions, please include the

contact information of an additional three references) via the ONLINE

APPLICATION FORM available below.

http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/png131011

More information about the positions can be found at the URL above.

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From: George Yanev yanevgp@utpa.edu

Date: October 28, 2013

**Subject: Asst Professor Position, Prob & Stats, Univ Texas, Pan American**

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas-Pan American

seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with preferred areas

Probability and Statistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Statistics

or Mathematical Sciences at the time of hire, strong research

credentials, and strong accomplishments or promise in teaching.

For a complete job description, see

http://www.utpa.edu/humanresources/employment/cosm.html.

UTPA is a Hispanic-serving Institution. Women and minorities are

encouraged to apply.

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From: Jan Zeman zemanj@cml.fsv.cvut.cz

Date: October 31, 2013

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Heterogeneous Materials, CTU, Prague**

The Czech Technical University in Prague - University Center for

Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) offers a post-doctoral position in

homogenization of heterogeneous materials at CTU in Prague.

Start date: as soon as possible after 13 December 2013, until all

positions are filled Contract duration: until 30 June 2015 (with a

critical evaluation after the first year)

The focus of this topic is on the development of inexpensive

analytical models to quantify e.g. thermal and acoustic properties of

highly porous building materials utilized in energy-efficient

buildings by exploring the available tools of computational

homogenization or continuum micromechanics, according to research

interests of the candidate. These models will serve as a support to

developments of the research group "High performance building

materials and structures" at the UCEEB center.

Specific requirements: Depending on the scientific background of the

candidate, experience in numerical homogenization and in scientific

computing, or in homogenization theories.

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications no later

than 1 December 2013.

Additional details are available at

http://mech.fsv.cvut.cz/wiki/index.php/Department_of_Mechanics:_Vacancies:_UCEEB_Po

stdocs

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From: Denis Ridzal dridzal@sandia.gov

Date: October 31, 2013

**Subject: Postdoc Position, JVN Fellow, Sandia National Labs**

The Computing Research Center and the Computer Sciences and

Information Systems Center at Sandia National Laboratories invite

outstanding candidates to apply for the 2014 John von Neumann

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This

prestigious fellowship is supported by the Applied Mathematics

Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Advanced

Scientific Computing Research. The fellowship provides an exceptional

opportunity for innovative research in computational mathematics and

scientific computing on advanced computing architectures with

application to a broad range of science and engineering problems of

national importance. Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. in

applied/computational mathematics or related computational science and

engineering disciplines. Applicants must have less than three years

of postdoctoral experience. This appointment is for one year, with a

possible renewal for a second year, and includes a highly competitive

salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications

received by January 6, 2014 will receive full consideration; the

position will remain open until filled.

For more information, including application instructions, please see

our web page at http://www.cs.sandia.gov/VN_Web_Page/.

Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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From: David Chappell david.chappell@ntu.ac.uk

Date: November 04, 2013

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Marie Curie Fellow**

A Marie Curie funded post-doctoral research role is available on the

Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways project Mid-to-high

frequency modelling of vehicle noise and vibration (MHiVec). MHiVec is

a collaborative project between Nottingham Trent University, the

University of Nottingham, the Institute of Sound and Vibration

Research at the University of Southampton, InuTech GmbH, CDH AG, and

Jaguar Land Rover. Candidates will be based at Nottingham Trent

University and expected to collaborate with both the academic and

industrial partners on the project. The salary will be £55,233 per

annum, plus a market rate supplement between £5,254 to £16,885.

The researcher will work on the development of new integral equation

methods for modelling vehicle body vibrations at high frequencies,

including the modelling of uncertain structures. Candidates will be

expected to have a PhD in a relevant discipline (mechanical

engineering, mathematics or physics), along with numerical programming

skills in at least one of MATLAB or C++, a good command of English and

an enthusiasm for working in an international and inter-disciplinary

research environment. Experience in the theory and implementation of

boundary integral methods is highly favourable. The position is on a

fixed-term contract for 20 months and would be ideally suited to a

highly promising early career researcher.

Applications should be made online via https://vacancies.ntu.ac.uk

before the deadline of 5pm on 1st December 2013.

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From: Marie-Therese Wolfram mt.wolfram@ricam.oeaw.ac.at

Date: October 29, 2013

**Subject: PhD Position, Applied Math, RICAM, Linz**

A new PhD position is available at the Johann Radon Institute for

Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM

http://www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at/ ) within the New Frontiers Group on

“Multi-scale modeling and simulation of crowded transport in the life

and social sciences". The applicant will work with Dr. Marie-Therese

Wolfram in the newly founded research group, which will start in the

beginning of 2014.

The aim of the advertised PhD project is to work on mathematical

modeling approaches for crowded motion in different applications like

pedestrian motion, cell dynamics or animal herding. The project will

focus on various modeling aspects as well as the analysis of the

derived mean field models. The PhD researcher will work in an

intra-disciplinary research team, compromising mathematical modeling,

analysis of partial differential equations and scientific

computing. The PhD position offers excellent opportunities to gain

experience in various aspects of applied mathematics and to work with

leading international experts in the field.

We are looking for a talented and self-motivated individual with a

solid background in mathematical modeling and partial differential

equations. Knowledge in numerical analysis and scientific computing is

desirable. An MSc degree in mathematics is mandatory.

The position is available from February 1, 2014 and will be offered

for a period of 3 years. The monthly gross salary is based on the

salary scale of the FWF and will be EUR 1955,8 (14 times per year).

Applicants should provide the following information: letter of

motivation, curriculum vitae, record of their university course work

and a PDF file of their master thesis. Interested candidates are

invited to send their application in a single PDF file directly to

mt.wolfram@ricam.oeaw.ac.at until December 8, 2013.

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From: Robert Scheichl R.Scheichl@bath.ac.uk

Date: October 30, 2013

**Subject: PhD Position, UK Met Office**

The Science Graduate School at the University of Bath is looking for

enthusiastic UK graduates wanting to do an exciting PhD in

Mathematics on the "Application of Multi-level Monte Carlo Methods

in Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling". This is an enhanced EPSRC CASE

Studentship in collaboration with the UK Met Office. EU Graduates

who have lived in the UK for 3 years can also apply.

The goal of this project is the application of multilevel Monte

Carlo methods (a novel variance reduction technique for stochastic

differential equations) to problems in atmospheric dispersion

modelling, such as the dispersion of a cloud of volcanic ash, or of

a smoke plume in an industrial fire. With your own implementation of

the method you will study the performance of the method for a range

of representative model problems from the Met Office. The aim is to

demonstrate and improve the effectiveness of the multilevel approach

in the atmospheric modelling context. As far as possible analytical

methods will also be employed to study the performance of the method

theoretically and to guide the design of efficient algorithms.

Depending on the success of the project, the method will eventually

be implemented in the Met Office’s operational model. For more

information see http://people.bath.ac.uk/masrs/CASE_MetO.pdf

We are looking for Maths graduates with a background in numerical

algorithms, numerical analysis, differential equations, and

computing, as well as an interest and basic knowledge of probability

theory. Alternatively, we also strongly encourage students with a

background in probability/statistics and a keen interest to expand

their studies to numerical analysis and computing to apply.

For more information please email R.Scheichl@bath.ac.uk

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From: Claude Brezinski claude.brezinski@univ-lille1.fr

Date: October 30, 2013

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 64(3)**

Numerical Algorithms

Contents of Vol. 64, Issue 3

Two families of approximations for the gamma function, Lei Feng,

Weiping Wang

Neutralizing nearby singularities in numerical quadrature, Walter

Gautschi

Efficient Trefftz collocation algorithms for elliptic problems in

circular domains, A. Karageorghis

The reflexive least squares solutions of the matrix equation

$A_1X_1B_1+A_2X_2B_2+\cdots +A_lX_lB_l=C$ with a submatrix constraint,

Zhuohua Peng

A radial basis function method for solving PDE-constrained

optimization problems, John W. Pearson

On semi-convergence of modified HSS iteration methods, Fang Chen,

Qing-Quan Liu

A new triangular spectral element method I: implementation and

analysis on a triangle, Michael Daniel Samson , Huiyuan Li, Li-Lian

Wang

Unified majorizing sequences for Traub-type multipoint iterative

procedures, I. K. Argyros, D. Gonzalez

Low-rank approximation of integral operators by using the Green

formula and quadrature, Steffen Boerm, Jessica Gördes

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