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- Call for Nominations, Smale Prize
- Tensorlab v2.0 release
- DiffpackSE
- Celebrating 400 years of Napier's logarithms, UK, Apr 2014
- Computational and Applied Mathematics, USA, Apr 2014
- Radial Basis Function Methods, Italy, Apr 2014
- Earthquake and Tsunami Simulation, Germany, May 2014
- Parallel-in-Time Integration, Germany, May 2014
- Scientific Computing, China, May 2014
- Turbulence Generation and Sustenance, USA, May 2014
- Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing, China, Jun-Aug 2014
- Dobbiaco Summer School, Italy, Jun 2014
- ICOSAHOM, USA, Jun 2014
- MINLP Workshop, USA, Jun 2014
- MOPT School, Russia, Jun-Jul 2014
- Stochastic Numerics and Random Dyn Sys, UK, Jun 2014
- SIAM EX14, USA, Jul 2014
- SIAM Workshop on Network Science, USA, Jul 2014
- Applications of Parallel Computation, Portugal, Aug 2014
- BAIL 2014, Czech Republic, Sep 2014
- Dolomites Research Week on Approximation, Italy, Sep 2014
- IMA Mathematical Modelling of Fluid Systems, UK, Sep 2014
- IMA Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation, UK, Sep 2014
- Signal Processing and Phase Retrieval, Germany, Sep 2014
- SIAM Financial Mathematics and Engineering, USA, Nov 2014
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From: Antonella Zanna anto@math.uib.no

Date: February 20, 2014

**Subject: Call for Nominations, Smale Prize**

REMINDER -- Call for nominations, Second Smale Prize. The deadline is

approaching! DEADLINE: 24:00 (GMT), March 10, 2014

Nominations accompanied by three recommendation letters should be sent

by email to FoCM secretary Antonella Zanna at:

Antonella.Zanna@math.uib.no

Read more about the prize at: Summary of prize rules (see

http://focm-society.org/smale_prize.php for full details):

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From: Lieven De Lathauwer lieven.delathauwer@kuleuven-kulak.be

Date: February 13, 2014

**Subject: Tensorlab v2.0 release**

It is our pleasure to announce the release of the second version of

Tensorlab, a MATLAB toolbox for tensor computations. Tensorlab v2.0

brings support for sparse and incomplete tensors and allows you to

define your own (coupled) tensor decompositions with structured

factors. Users can choose from a library of predefined tensor

decompositions and factor structures such as nonnegativity,

orthogonality, matrix inverse, Toeplitz, Hankel and Vandermonde

structure. A diverse selection of example applications are

demonstrated in the tech. report at http://bit.ly/1iKJprY .

URL: http://www.tensorlab.net

The toolbox is free to use for non-commercial research. We hope that

you'll find it useful in your research and we welcome all suggestions

and feedback.

Laurent Sorber, Marc Van Barel, Lieven De Lathauwer

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From: Frank Vogel Frank.Vogel@inuTech.de

Date: February 11, 2014

**Subject: DiffpackSE**

Enter the world of interactive online PDE simulation with DiffpackSE.

Solving partial differential equations (PDE) is a complex topic and

requires good coding skills or deep knowledge of appropriate programs.

The goal of the Diffpack Smart Environment (DiffpackSE) is to provide

a powerful easy to handle interface solving different kinds of

PDEs. Just open your bowser (Mozilla Firefox is recommended) and get

all instruments online on one page. No installations are required.

The interface supports all parts of the simulation process from mesh

generation up to graphical 3D results visualization. Choose your

equation, create a 2D or 3D mesh, set user defined parameters and get

the FEM solution in a fully interactive 3D view.

The automatic source code generation enables fast and easy code

development in your own Diffpack environment. This gives you the best

starting point to develop extensive applications for the solution of

more advanced / user defined PDEs employing the powerful Diffpack C++

libraries.

The results of the web interface can be embedded in any well-known

simulation package and incorporated in your own simulation workflow.

Just open DiffpackSE at http://www.inutech.de/DiffpackSE/ and find a

new world of mathematical simulation.

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From: Dugald Duncan d.b.duncan@hw.ac.uk

Date: February 07, 2014

**Subject: Celebrating 400 years of Napier's logarithms, UK, Apr 2014**

Various organisations in Scotland coordinated by the Royal Society of

Edinburgh are holding a series of workshops and events to celebrate

the discovery/development of logarithms by John Napier in Edinburgh in

1614. The last such celebration was in 1914.

* Napier 400 - Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software

Symposium, 2nd April 2014 at ICMS in Edinburgh

The aim of this NAIS one-day scientific symposium is to have

presentations by and discussions with international experts on a broad

range of topics of current interest in numerical analysis and

scientific computing, that might also be interpreted as continuing the

spirit of Napier's work of devising efficient algorithms and

associated computing devices. However, the meeting will mainly focus

on what is happening now and into the future, rather than looking

backwards to Napier's time.

Speakers: Martin Gander (Geneva), Mike Giles (Oxford), Nick Higham

(Manchester), Hilary Weller (Reading), Margaret Wright (Courant

Institute)

Registration etc. http://icms.org.uk/workshops/NAISNapier400

* Computation in Finance and Insurance, post Napier, 3rd April at the

Royal Society of Edinburgh

Registration and full speaker details at

http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/events/event.php?id=344

* Other Napier 400 events are listed at http://tiny.cc/cj3wax

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From: Robert Higdon higdon@math.oregonstate.edu

Date: February 19, 2014

**Subject: Computational and Applied Mathematics, USA, Apr 2014**

The first Cascade Computational and Applied Mathematics Seminar will

be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, on Saturday,

April 5, 2014. This seminar arose from discussions between OSU and

Portland State University, and it is intended to complement the annual

Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar that is held in this

region in the fall. All interested parties are invited to

participate.

Those interested in attending and/or speaking are asked to indicate

this in a note to cascade@math.oregonstate.edu by March 15. Formal

online registration will begin on March 17. Further information can

be found at http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/~mpesz/cascade/

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From: Peter Schmid pjschmid@imperial.ac.uk

Date: February 15, 2014

**Subject: Radial Basis Function Methods, Italy, Apr 2014**

The 6th workshop for doctoral and post-doctoral students at

Montestigliano (Tuscany/Italy) will take place 13-19. April 2014. This

year's topic will be "Radial Basis Function Methods for Scientific

Computing" and the keynote speaker will be Prof. Grady Wright (Boise

State University, currently Oxford University). This hands-on workshop

will cover highly-scalable RBF techniques and consider applications in

the geophysical sciences and biological fields.

More information about the workshop, the format and the venue can be

found on http://www.montestigliano-workshop.com

Up to 12 graduate students or postdocs will be admitted. Applications,

consisting of a short letter of motivation, CV and a letter of

recommendation from the thesis/postdoc advisor, should be sent to

either Peter Schmid (peter.schmid1@imperial.ac.uk) or Shervin Bagheri

(shervin@mech.kth.se).

Deadline for applications is 9. March 2014, after which successful

candidates will be contacted. Admitted students will receive a

fellowship which will cover registration fee and accommodation. Travel

costs have to covered by the candidates.

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From: Stefan Vater stefan.vater@zmaw.de

Date: February 12, 2014

**Subject: Earthquake and Tsunami Simulation, Germany, May 2014**

1st ASCETE Sudelfeld Summit Workshop on advanced numerical methods for

earthquake and tsunami simulation on modern HPC systems

May, 20th - 23rd, 2014

Berghotel Sudelfeld (Bayrischzell, Germany)

The ASCETE project invites to the 1st ASCETE Sudelfeld Summit. The

workshop focuses on the combined numerical simulation of earthquakes

and tsunamis on large-scale HPC infrastructure. Therefore, main topics

of the meeting are: advanced numerical methods, earthquake physics,

seismic wave and tsunami propagation, efficient code implementation on

modern HPC architectures and geodynamical perspective on subduction

zones. After an overview of the state-of-the-art in each research

field, the keynote lectures are followed by an open discussion and

short talks of the workshop participants. The workshop is dedicated to

all-level researchers interested in the proposed topics and in

particular in the combined simulation of earthquakes and tsunamis. The

deadline for abstract submission is: March, 31, 2014

Keynote speakers:

Steve Day (San Diego State University, San Diego, USA)

Stephane Popinet (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

Michael Dumbser (University of Trento, Trento, Italy)

Olaf Schenk (Universita della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland)

Ylona van Dinther (ETH Zuerich, Zuerich, Switzerland)

Further information and abstract submission details can be found at:

http://www.ascete.de

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From: Robert Speck r.speck@fz-juelich.de

Date: February 13, 2014

**Subject: Parallel-in-Time Integration, Germany, May 2014**

Registration is now open for the

3rd Workshop on Parallel-in-Time Integration: Parallel Multi-level

Methods in Space and Time, Juelich Supercomputing Centre (Germany),

May 26-28, 2014

With million-way concurrency at hand, the efficient use of modern HPC

systems has become one of the key challenges in computational science

and engineering. Besides optimal implementation strategies, novel

mathematical concepts are needed to fully exploit massively parallel

architectures. For the numerical solution of time-dependent partial

differential equations, time-parallel methods have recently shown to

provide a promising way to extend prevailing strong-scaling limits of

numerical codes. This workshop will bring together scientists from the

fields of multigrid methods and parallel- in-time integration in order

to discuss similarities between parallel multilevel algorithms in

space and time, their applications and their combination.

Invited Speakers:

* Martin Gander - UniversitÃ© de GenÃ¨ve, Switzerland

* Matthew Emmett - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

* Scott MacLachlan, Tufts University, USA

* Cornelius Oosterlee, TU Delft, The Netherlands

For registration and more information visit

http://www.fz-juelich.de/ias/jsc/pintws2014

Deadline: February 28, 2014

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From: Wei Cai wcai@uncc.edu

Date: February 04, 2014

**Subject: Scientific Computing, China, May 2014**

ICSC2014 (International Conference on Scientific Computing at Extreme

Scales) will be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai,

China, during May 7-9, 2014. This conference will highlight the

current research progress in scientific computing in terms of scalable

algorithms and supercomputing applications.

Confirmed speakers include

* Prof. Jack Dongarra, UTK, USA (keynote)

* Dr. Jacqueline H. Chen, SNL,USA

* Prof. Shiyi Chen, PKU, China

* Prof. Omar Ghattas, UT-Austin, USA

* Dr. Kirk Jordan, CSC, USA

* Prof. Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH, Switzerland

* Prof. Yutong Lu, NUDT, China

* Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Tech, Japan

* Prof. Zeyao Mo, IAPCM, China

* Prof. Depei Qian, BHU, China

* Prof. Thomas Schulthess, ETH, Switzerland

* Prof. William Tang, Princeton, USA

* Dr. Rick Stevens, ANL, USA

* Prof. Jinchao Xu, PSU, USA

* Prof. Linbo Zhang, CAS, USA

The conference will be preceded by a two-day tutorial on the

state-of-art parallel computing given by Dr. L.Grinberg of IBM,

Dr. V.Morozov of US DOE Argonne National Lab., and Dr. YH Tang of

Brown.

The registration deadline is March 30, 2014 and for more

information, please refer to the conference website:

http://icsc2014.sjtu.edu.cn/

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From: CAIXIA CHEN caixiac@uta.edu

Date: February 08, 2014

**Subject: Turbulence Generation and Sustenance, USA, May 2014**

TGS 2014. Free Registration until April 1, 2014.

International Short Course Announcement

New Theory on Turbulence Generation and Sustenance in Boundary Layers

http://www.uta.edu/math/cnsm/tgs2014/

University of Texas at Arlington

May 14-16, 2014

Principal Lecturer:

Chaoqun Liu, Professor & Director, Center of Numerical Simulation and

Modeling, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington,

Arlington, Texas, USA; cliu@uta.edu

Contact Caixia Chen at caixiac@uta.edu for details

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From: Zhen Gao zhengao@ouc.edu.cn

Date: February 17, 2014

**Subject: Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing, China, Jun-Aug 2014**

Announcement for Application of Summer Workshop in Advanced Research

in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing at Ocean University of

China, Qingdao, China

The Second Summer Workshop on Advanced Research in Applied Mathematics

and Scientific Computing 2014 (ARAMSC-2014) will be held from June

15th, 2014 to August 30th, 2014 (tentative) at the School of

Mathematical Sciences of Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.

In the Workshop, we will apply state-of-arts numerical algorithms for

solving nonlinear system of partial differential equations (PDEs) and

will review research of current topics in applied mathematics,

numerical analysis, parallel computing, computational fluid dynamics,

oceanography, electromagnetics and detonation, to name a few.

We are inviting (8-10) qualified, motivated applicants to apply for

the Workshop. We are seeking outstanding graduate students and

exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in the

interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics and scientific

computing. Students are also invited to submit a research proposal if

they have a particular area of research they would like to pursue.

Prior experiences in high level programming, such as FORTRAN, C or

Matlab, in the solution of partial differential equations are

preferred.

If admitted, dormitory accommodation during the Workshop and a monthly

stipend for local expenses will be provided to the students and a

reasonable roundtrip travel expense will be reimbursed. If

interested, please submit the CV, transcripts, research proposal if

any, and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Gao Zhen by email

before the April 15th, 2014 application deadline.

Prof. Gao Zhen, Phone : 13165072087, Email : zhengao@ouc.edu.cn

Prof. Don Wai-Sun, Email : wsdon@dam.brown.edu

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From: A. Bellen bellen@units.it

Date: February 05, 2014

**Subject: Dobbiaco Summer School, Italy, Jun 2014**

The procedure for the registration at the Dobbiaco Summer School on

Numerical Analysis is now open at http://www.dmi.units.it/dobbiaco/

The School (15-20 June 2014 at Dobbiaco-Italy) is titled "Matrix

Theory and Computation with Applications to Network Analysis, Quantum

Chemistry and Dynamical Systems". The lecturers are Michael L. Overton

(Courant Institute, New York ) and Michele Benzi (Emory University,

Atlanta).

All information are available at http://www.dmi.units.it/dobbiaco/

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From: Rodrigo Platte icosahom2014-questions@sci.utah.edu

Date: February 14, 2014

**Subject: ICOSAHOM, USA, Jun 2014**

ICOSAHOM, International Conference on Spectral and High-Order Methods

June 23-27 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

http://www.icosahom2014.org/

Contributed talks: submission deadline, March 1 2014

The 10th International Conference on Spectral and High-Order Methods,

will be hosted by the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, on

June 23-June 27, 2014. The purpose of this conference series is to

bring together researchers and practitioners with an interest in the

theoretical, computational and applied aspects of high-order and

spectral methods for the solution of differential equations.

Plenary speakers: Susanne Brenner, Martin Costabel, Sigal Gottlieb,

Thomas Hagstrom, Ricardo Nochetto, Per-Olof Persson, Jennifer Ryan,

Thomas Wihler

For submission guidelines as well as additional conference

information, please visit the conference webpage:

http://www.icosahom2014.org/

If you have questions, please email us at

icosahom2014-questions@sci.utah.edu

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From: Nick Sahinidis sahinidis@cmu.edu

Date: February 15, 2014

**Subject: MINLP Workshop, USA, Jun 2014**

MINLP Workshop 2014

June 2-5, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

http://minlp.cheme.cmu.edu/2014/index.html

Mixed-integer nonlinear programming is a powerful modeling paradigm

that has been employed by engineers, economists, and operations

researchers to model a wealth of decision-making applications

involving discrete decisions and nonlinearities. Continuing a series

of related workshops, the 2014 MINLP workshop is organized by Ignacio

Grossmann and Nick Sahinidis at Carnegie Mellon University.

Participants of MINLP 2014 are expected to discuss challenges and

opportunities in the field of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization, as

well as to review progress made on algorithmic, computational, and

applications aspects.

Confirmed plenary speakers include: Sanjay Mehrotra (Northwestern),

Robert Weismantel (ETH), and Tapio Westerlund (Abo Akademi).

A stream of invited talks will cover the topics of convexification,

decomposition, synergies between mathematical optimization and the

areas of constraint programming, machine learning, and modeling

languages. Computational implementations and a variety of applications

will also be addressed. In addition to invited talks, we are planning

contributed papers. Most contributed papers will be presented in a

poster session, although opportunities for oral presentation may

arise. If you are interested in contributing a paper, please submit a

title and abstract by March 14 to sahinidis@cmu.edu. For more

details, see http://minlp.cheme.cmu.edu/2014/index.html.

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From: Denis Sidorov dsidorov@isem.sei.irk.ru

Date: February 06, 2014

**Subject: MOPT School, Russia, Jun-Jul 2014**

MOPT 2014: 16th Baikal International Triannual School-Seminar Methods

of Optimization & Their Applications

MOPT 2014, hosted by the Energy Systems Institute of Russian Academy

of Sciences 30th of June - 6th of July 2014, will be held at the

Baikalov Ostrog Resort located on picturesque Olkhon island, lake

Baikal.

This School-Seminar will include plenary lectures and sections talks.

The list of confirmed sections:

Discrete Optimization

Continuous Optimization

Optimal Control

Equilibrium & Bilevel Programming

Optimization in Inverse Problems

Registration is open now:

http://sei.irk.ru/conferences/mopt2014/en/info.html

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From: Gabriel Lord g.j.lord@hw.ac.uk

Date: February 06, 2014

**Subject: Stochastic Numerics and Random Dyn Sys, UK, Jun 2014**

Registration is open for "Stochastic Numerics and Random Dynamical

systems" at Mannheim University, June 25th to 27th 2014

http://www.dfg-spp1324.de/nuhagtools/event_NEW/make.php?event=RDSN14

Invited speakers : Ludwig Arnold (Bremen); Tomas Caraballo (Sevilla);

Hans Crauel (Frankfurt); Dan Crisan (London); Des Higham

(Strathclyde); Lars GrÃ¼ne (Bayreuth); Peter Imkeller (Berlin); Martin

Rasmussen (London); Andreas Prohl (TÃ¼bingen); Michael RÃ¶ckner

(Bielefeld); Klaus Ritter (Kaiserslautern); BjÃ¶rn SchmalfuÃŸ (Jena);

Christina Surulescu (Kaiserslautern)

There is also a limited number of contributed talks to allow other

participants to present their work. Deadline to submit : 15.04.2014

The aim is to present recent developments in Stochastic Numerics and

Random Dynamics. Particular focus will be given to the interplay of

both areas and to the identification of new research topics.

Participation is open to all interested in these topics.

In this workshop we will honor Peter Kloeden -- one of the leading

researcher in both the areas of Stochastic Numerics and Random

Dynamics in the last 30 years -- on the ocassion of his 65th birthday.

Further information and links to registration can be found at

http://www.dfg-spp1324.de/nuhagtools/event_NEW/make.php?event=RDSN14

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From: Mark Fahey mfahey@utk.edu

Date: February 17, 2014

**Subject: SIAM EX14, USA, Jul 2014**

SIAM Workshop on Exascale Applied Mathematics Challenges and

Opportunities (http://www.siam.org/meetings/ex14/)

July 6, 2014 , The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

The workshop will consist of a full day of contributed and invited

presentations and discussions on topics including, but not limited to:

* Current state of the art: Today's hardware; Parallel numerical

algorithms and libraries

* Challenges: Emerging architectures that will enable exascale;

Effectively using millions of computational units; Hybrid

architectures; Resilience and fault-tolerant algorithms;

Reproducibility

* Future directions: Compiler directives, domain libraries, or code

changes, or ...?; Decomposition/coupling/multiphysics evolution; How

can algorithm and library developers harness future architectures

Case studies, position papers proposing topics for discussion, and

technical talks describing particular approaches are invited. The

organizers seek participants from a broad spectrum of areas, including

developers of scientific simulation codes and industrial end users.

The presentations are expected to be 30 minutes in length, but we will

entertain exceptions.

Those wishing to participate should submit an abstract or position

paper by February 28, 2014. Papers should be submitted through

EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ex14.

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From: David Gleich dgleich@purdue.edu

Date: February 06, 2014

**Subject: SIAM Workshop on Network Science, USA, Jul 2014**

The SIAM Workshop on Network science will be held in Chicago IL, July

6-7th 2014 (co-located with the SIAM Annual Meeting). The goal of the

workshop is to build a community around mathematical and computational

aspects of network science.

Detailed information about the workshop is available at

http://www.siam.org/meetings/ns14/

In the 2014 workshop, we invite contributions focused on all aspects

of rigorous computational and mathematical techniques involved in

network analysis, with a particular interest in contributions in the

following areas:

* dynamic processes on networks and

especially networks of power systems

* higher order network analysis including

topological and geometric methods for networks

* characteristics of network evolution

* specialized methods for networks with particular

structures (chordal, power-law, clustering, etc.)

We invite you to participate and ask you to share with your colleagues

who may be interested in workshop!

Abstracts are due February 21.

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From: R. Ciegis rc@vgtu.lt

Date: February 18, 2014

**Subject: Applications of Parallel Computation, Portugal, Aug 2014**

Applications of Parallel Computation in Industry and Engineering

(APCI&E)

http://www.techmat.vgtu.lt/europar2014/

will be held in conjunction with the Euro-Par 2014: 20th International

European Conference on Parallel Processing

Porto, Portugal, August 25-29, 2014

http://europar2014.dcc.fc.up.pt

The Workshop APCI&E is going to provide a forum for researchers and

practitioners using parallel computations for solution of complex

industrial and engineering applied problems. Topics of interest

include (but are not limited to): Application of parallel numerical

methods to engineering and industrial problems, Scientific

computation, Parallel algorithms for solution of systems of PDEs,

Parallel algorithms for optimization, Solution of data and computation

intensive real world problems

IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop papers due: May 30, 2014

Workshop author notification: July 4, 2014

Workshop early registration: July 25, 2014

Workshop dates: August 25-26, 2014

Workshop camera-ready papers due: October 3, 2014

Papers must offer original contributions regarding the theory and

practice of parallel and distributed computing. All accepted papers

will be included in the conference proceedings, published by Springer

in the ARCoSS/LNCS series.

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From: Petr Knobloch bail2014@karlin.mff.cuni.cz

Date: February 12, 2014

**Subject: BAIL 2014, Czech Republic, Sep 2014**

International Conference BAIL 2014

Boundary and Interior Layers - Computational & Asymptotic Methods

Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

15-19 September 2014

http://bail2014.cuni.cz

The BAIL conference series has been organized since 1980 and this year

its 14th edition will be held. As usually, the conference will be

devoted to all aspects of computational and analytical methods for

boundary and interior layers, and singular perturbation

problems. Special emphasis is laid on the mathematical foundation of

such methods. Topics in any scientific field (fluid mechanics,

semiconductor modelling, control theory, aero- and hydrodynamics,

chemical kinetics, etc.) in which boundary and interior layers occur

are welcome.

Deadline for minisymposium proposals: 15 April 2014

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 May 2014

Deadline for reduced conference fee: 30 June 2014

See http://bail2014.cuni.cz for details.

The electronic registration is already open.

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From: Stefano De Marchi demarchi@math.unipd.it

Date: February 17, 2014

**Subject: Dolomites Research Week on Approximation, Italy, Sep 2014**

Dolomites Research Week on Approximation 2014 (DRWA14)

8 to 12 September 2014

Alba di Canazei (TN) - ITALY

For any information see the web page

http://events.math.unipd.it/drwa14/

Looking forward to seeing you again in the Dolomites!

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From: Pam Bye pam.bye@ima.org.uk

Date: February 05, 2014

**Subject: IMA Mathematical Modelling of Fluid Systems, UK, Sep 2014**

The IMA is pleased to announce the first conference on Mathematical

Modelling of Fluid Systems, taking place at the University of Bath in

September 2014.

As the most versatile medium for transmitting signals and power, fluid

(gas or liquid) have wide usage in industry. Fluid systems are used in

machine tool applications, vehicle control systems, where high power

to weight ratio, accuracy and quick response are required. Fluid

systems for industrial processes often involve networks consisting of

tanks, pipes, orifices, valves, pumps and other flow devices. It is

important to develop a systematic method to mathematically model

different types of fluid systems for safe and optimal operations.

Conference topics include the following and are invited to be

presented in oral and poster sessions: Analysis and computational

methods of fluid systems; Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach

to engineering systems; Fluid power systems; Multiphase flow;

Modelling and design of fluid system components; Control design

methodologies and techniques for fluid systems and applications; Novel

fluid system configurations; New approaches to system modelling and

system design; Pressure surge; Hydraulic systems; Medical applications

Papers will be accepted for the conference based on a 250 word

abstract. Abstracts should be submitted by Friday 25 April by e- mail

to conferences@ima.org.uk. Please state whether your title is intended

for oral or poster presentation.

For further information on this conference, please visit the

conference webpage:

http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/ima_confere

nce_on_mathematical_modelling_of_fluid_systems.html

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From: Pam Bye pam.bye@ima.org.uk

Date: February 07, 2014

**Subject: IMA Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation, UK, Sep 2014**

The success of modern methods for large-scale optimisation is heavily

dependent on the use of effective tools of numerical linear

algebra. On the other hand, many problems in numerical linear algebra

lead to linear, nonlinear or semidefinite optimisation problems. The

purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from both

communities and to find and communicate points and topics of common

interest. Conference topics include any subject that could be of

interest to both communities, such as:

- Direct and iterative methods for large sparse linear systems.

- Eigenvalue computation and optimisation.

- Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming.

- Effect of round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative

procedures.

- Optimisation issues for matrix polynomials

- Fast matrix computations.

- Compressed/sparse sensing

- PDE-constrained optimisation

- Applications and real time optimisation

Invited speakers: Michele Benzi (Emory University); Iain Duff

(Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and CERFACS Toulouse); Michael

Friedlander (University of British Columbia); Andreas Grothey

(University of Edinburgh); Joerg Liesen (TU Berlin); Yuri Nesterov

(UniversitÃ© Catholique de Louvain); Nancy Nichols (University of

Reading)

http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/4th_ima_con

ference_on_numerical_linear_algebra_and_optimisation.cfm

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From: Gerlind Plonka plonka@math.uni-goettingen.de

Date: February 19, 2014

**Subject: Signal Processing and Phase Retrieval, Germany, Sep 2014**

We invite you to participate in the workshop on "Mathematical Signal

Processing and Phase Retrieval" from September 01 - 03, 2014, in the

"Waldschloesschen" near Goettingen, Germany. The goal of the workshop

is to bring together young researchers from different areas of

mathematical image analysis as e.g. harmonic analysis, inverse

problems, variational analysis, mathematical statistics, PDEs,

optimization and approximation theory. Information about the scope

and goals of the workshop, as well as travel, housing, and the program

can be found at

http://na.math.uni-goettingen.de/Sigphase14/Signal_phase14.html

The registration form on the workshop homepage needs to be filled out

and returned to the organizers before July 1, 2014.

Due to the venue and the goals of the workshop the number of

participants is limited to 50. The workshop also serves as the annual

workshop of the GAMM activity group Mathematical Signal and Image

Processing, see

http://www3.math.tu-berlin.de/numerik/GAMM-MSIP/index.html

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From: Kirsten Wilden wilden@siam.org

Date: February 06, 2014

**Subject: SIAM Financial Mathematics and Engineering, USA, Nov 2014**

SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (FM14)

The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA

November 13-15, 2014

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/fm14/

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMFM12

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

April 16, 2014: Minisymposium proposals

May 14, 2014: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

TRAVEL FUND APPLICATION DEADLINE

April 30, 2014: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early

Career Travel Award Applications

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department

(meetings@siam.org).

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From: Montaz Ali montaz.ali@wits.ac.za

Date: February 20, 2014

**Subject: Senior Lecturer, Assoc Professor Positions, Applied Math/NA/Optim**

SENIOR LECTURER/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

SCHOOL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

The School of Computational and Applied Mathematics is a dynamic

research and teaching unit in the Mathematical Sciences at the

University of the Witwatersrand. Areas of research focus include

differential equations, numerical analysis optimization and stochastic

control, as well as astronomy and mathematics of finance and

interactions with the Schools of Computer Science, Mathematics and

Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the level of

Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in the School of Computational

and Applied Mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to

maintain an active programme of research in computational or

mathematical finance and to play an important role in the supervision

of Honours projects, Masters by Research and PhD students. Applicants

must have a strong independent research record and an interest in

curriculum development in quantitative finance. Teaching and

administration duties will be minimal at the outset of the

appointment.

Minimum qualification/requirements/criteria:A relevant PhD in the

mathematical sciences, an established track record of expertise in an

area of computational or mathematical finance and evidence of

successful higher degree supervision are essential.

Applications: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a detailed

curriculum vitae, NRF rating (if available), certified copies of all

educational qualifications and identity document with names and e-mail

addresses of 3 referees.

To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering

their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at

https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal

employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the

path: iWits /Self Service application/â€Apply for a jobâ€ Closing date:

28 February 2014

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From: Dominique Chapelle dominique.chapelle@inria.fr

Date: February 10, 2014

**Subject: Research Engineer Position, Data Assimilation, Inria**

Inria develops a data assimilation library named Verdandi

(verdandi.sourceforge.net), applicable to most domains of numerical

simulation. The library is freely distributed under the GNU LGPL open

source license. It is used by Inria teams in several research centers,

and by other academic and industrial actors, including in commercial

solutions.

The engineer's mission will be to develop some applications of the

Verdandi library in the specific context of biophysical modeling of

the heart, within a European project named VP2HF aiming at

demonstrating the clinical relevance of modeling tools. More

specifically, the engineer will be in charge of:

- designing and implementing software prototypes representing typical

scenarios of Verdandi's usage in patient-specific cardiac modeling,

by interfacing the library with a finite element software (C++),

with associated documentation production;

- assisting collaborating teams in VP2HF project to adapt above

prototypes in their specific environments.

The desired background is an MSc (or equivalent) or PhD, with

proficiency in object- oriented programming and/or scientific

computing (finite elements). This position will open in May 2014, for

a duration of two years. More details available at:

https://m3disim.saclay.inria.fr/verdandi-vp2hf/

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From: Ajit Yoganathan ajit.yoganathan@bme.gatech.edu

Date: February 12, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Cardiovascular Fluid Mech Lab, Georgia Tech**

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia

Tech and Emory University (Georgia Tech, Atlanta Campus) is seeking an

outstanding candidate to fill the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in

the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (CFM Lab). This

position is available immediately.

The required qualifications are: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a

related discipline (including Applied Mathematics, Mechanical

Engineering, Aerospace Engineering), demonstrated experience in

modeling and numerical simulation of fluid flow (applications to the

heart and cardiovascular system are a plus but not required),

programming expertise, excellent collaborative and communication

skills, strong proficiency in English.

Georgia Tech offers a competitive total compensation package.

Further information on the CFM Lab can be found at

http://groups.bme.gatech.edu/groups/cfmg/group/home.htm

Interested applicants should forward by e-mail a cover letter,

curriculum vitae (please attach up to three recent publications), a

short description of career goals and the names, telephone numbers and

e-mail addresses of three professional references to Dr. Ajit

Yoganathan: ajit.yoganathan@bme.gatech.edu and Ms. Sandra Maffey:

sandra.maffey@bme.gatech.edu

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From: Nick Trefethen trefethen@maths.ox.ac.uk

Date: February 17, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Chebfun-related, Oxford**

I am delighted to announce two new 2-3 year postdoctoral research

positions in the Numerical Analysis Group at Oxford in the area of

"Algorithms Related to Chebfun". The Chebfun team consists of about

ten people doing an exciting mix of mathematics, algorithms, and

software, with plenty of travel and other outreach activities.

We are based in Oxford's amazing new Andrew Wiles Building. Depending

on the candidate chosen, a variety of specific topics may be

investigated ranging from the theoretical to the very applied --

please check the web pages at http://www.chebfun.org and

http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/24484.

Application deadline: March 24

Nick Trefethen

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From: Surya Prasath prasaths@missouri.edu

Date: February 09, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Cloud Computing, Univ Missouri-Columbia**

A postdoctoral position is available in network management and cloud

computing at the Department of Computer Science, University of

Missouri-Columbia, USA.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in areas of

network management and cloud computing. Promising candidates should

have a PhD and proven ability, or strong potential, for excellence in

research and development.

Applicants should submit CV and a Letter of Motivation to

hiring.cs@missouri.edu.

Deadline for application is April 15th, 2014.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Prasad Calyam

email: calyamp@missouri.edu

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From: Martin Burger martin.burger@wwu.de

Date: February 19, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Inverse Problems, Univ of MÃ¼nster**

The Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the

University of MÃ¼nster is seeking to fill the position of a

Research Associate

(full-time, Salary Level E 13 TV-L)

as soon as possible. This fixed-term position is available for one

year (with possible extension up to four years). Currently, the

regular full employment time is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.

All posts can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time positions if

there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.

The scope of duties includes analytical and numerical investigations

of inverse problems in biomedical imaging and regularization methods

for dynamic inverse problems. The following requirements must be met:

PhD in Mathematics, good knowledge of inverse problems, mathematical

imaging and partial differential equations.

The University of MÃ¼nster is an equal opportunity employer and is

committed to increasing the proportion of women academics.

Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female

candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements

will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal

possibilities.We also welcome applications from candidates with severe

disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will

be preferentially considered.

Please submit your application by e-mail together with the usual

documents by February 26, 2014 (later applications may considered) to

the following address:

Prof. Dr. Martin Burger

Institut fÃ¼r Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik

WWU MÃ¼nster

Einsteinstr. 62, 48149 MÃ¼nster

martin.burger@wwu.de

http://imaging.uni-muenster.de

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From: Valeria Simoncini valeria.simoncini@unibo.it

Date: February 11, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Math Dept, Bologna, Italy**

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Bologna is offering

3 one-year postdoctoral research fellowships within the research

project: "Mathematics in Science, Social Sciences and

Engineering". Pendind funding availability, the positions may be

renewed for a second year.

Applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree in Mathematics,

or Physics, or Computer Science, or Engineering and related research

fields; or of a master degree in Mathematics, or Physics, or Computer

Science, or Engineering and be officially admitted to the final

defense of the PhD dissertation.

Deadline for submission:

March 17, 2014, 12 noon, European time.

More info at

http://www.matematica.unibo.it/it/bandi/bando-per-3-assegni-di-ricerca-

mathematics-in-science-social-sciences-and-engineering-1

(with a call version available in English)

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From: Francoise Tisseur Francoise.Tisseur@manchester.ac.uk

Date: February 15, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Linear Algebra, Univ of Manchester**

School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester, UK

Research Associate, Ref: E&PS-04204

Closing date: 16 March 2014.

Applications are invited for a research associate post on the

EPSRC-funded project "Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems: Theory and

Numerics". The project involves the development of theory and

numerical methods for nonlinear eigenvalue problems.

Applicants should have completed or be in the process of completing a

PhD or equivalent qualification in Mathematics, and have experience of

research in matrix analysis or in numerical linear algebra.

The post is available for up to 23 months from 1 April 2014.

Salary GBP 29,837 - 36,661 per annum according to relevant experience.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Francoise Tisseur

(email Francoise.Tisseur@manchester.ac.uk, tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 5823).

Application forms and further particulars are available from

http://man.ac.uk/Tc3X2N

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From: Mihai Anitescu anitescu@mcs.anl.gov

Date: February 04, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Positions, Argonne**

Postdoctoral Appointees

Laboratory for Advanced Numerical Simulations (LANS)

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne

National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for

multiple postdoctoral positions in the areas of mathematical analysis,

advanced numerical techniques, and scalable software for multiphysics

models driven by partial differential, algebraic equations and

variational inequalities. Some of these positions are in conjunction

with the project M2ACS: Multifaceted Mathematics for Complex Energy

Systems http://press3.mcs.anl.gov/macs/. The specific areas of

interest are (1) uncertainty quantification and data analysis, and (2)

dynamic optimization and predictive control as follows:

(1) Uncertainty quantification and statistical analysis and modeling

of massive data sets obtained through direct observations of real

physical processes will be analyzed by using scalable algorithms.

(2) Scalable dynamic optimization methods for control and optimization

of dynamic systems. This research is characterized by the need to not

only provide good solutions to the resulting optimization problems but

also do it with minimum computational latency.

Each candidate should submit an application via the Argonne website

(http://www.anl.gov/jobsearch) under division postdoctoral job

openings for job requisition 321655. The application must include a

curriculum vita; list of publications, abstracts, and significant

presentations; and the names and addresses of three references, other

than Argonne staff, who can attest to the candidate's ability and

potential. The candidate is also encouraged to indicate a preference

or the particular postdoc position topic(s) she/he is interested in.

For further information about division postdoctoral appointments at

Argonne, see the website. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Mihai

Anitescu (anitescu@mcs.anl.gov)

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From: William Sawyer wsawyer@cscs.ch

Date: February 18, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Positions, ETH Zurich and Univ of Lugano**

The Institute of Geophysics (ETH Zurich) and the Institute of

Computational Science (USI) are seeking to appoint two postdoctoral

researchers to develop massively parallel multi-level preconditioners

which exploit GPU/MIC hardware. The algorithmic and software

developments will be integrated with the Portable Extensible Toolkit

for Scientific computation (PETSc). The target applications which will

be used to test the scalability and robustness of the newly developed

preconditioners derive from full spherical models of mantle convection

within the Earth, and regional scale geodynamic models of lithospheric

deformation.

Each appointment is for a fixed term of 36 months. The salary offered

is very competitive and in accordance with EU standards and the cost

of living in Switzerland.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD and have experience in the

following areas; parallel computing (OpenMP, MPI), algorithms and

software for parallel linear algebra and preconditioners for Krylov

methods. A strong background in developing and or working with high

level software libraries is essential. Experience in developing

software for GPU's (or MIC's) is highly desirable, but not essential.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV,

publication list, two letters of reference and a copy of their

doctoral certificate to Dave May (dave.may@erdw.ethz.ch) before March

1st, 2014. The expected starting date is early May 2014.

Further information about this particular project (GeoPC) can be found

at http://www.pasc-ch.org/projects/projects/geopc , or by contacting

either Dave May or Olaf Schenk (olaf.schenk@usi.ch).

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From: Agnieszka Miedlar miedlar@math.tu-berlin.de

Date: February 11, 2014

**Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Applied Linear Algebra, TU Berlin**

The DFG Research Center MATHEON is offering 3 reseach PhD/Postdoc

positions (full positions, E 13 TVL Berliner Hochschulen) within the

Einstein Center for Mathematics in Berlin (ECMath). The positions are

situated at Technical University of Berlin, Germany and are to be

filled as of 1 June 2014 and are temporary until 31 May 2017. The

positions are for the Projects:

OT3 "Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Nonlinear Parameter Dependent

Eigenvalue Problems in Photonic Crystals". Qualified candidates should

have a very good knowledge of solution methods for nonlinear

eigenvalue problems and adaptive finite element methods, in particular

a posteriori error estimators. Knowledge and/or experience in the

analysis of photonic crystals is advantageous. Experience in

programming, e.g. in Matlab, is required.

SE1 â€žReduced order modeling for data assimilationâ€œ. Candidates should

have very good knowledge in control theory and nonlinear model

reduction. Furthermore deep knowledge in numerical linear algebra and

familiarity with data assimilation is advantageous.

SE3 "Stability analysis of power networks and power network

models". Candidates should have a very good knowledge of Numerical

Analysis, in particular of Numerical Linear Algebra. Furthermore, deep

knowledge in the theory of differential-algebraic equations is

advantageous.

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2014.

For further information, please see

http://www.matheon.de/about_us/jobs.asp?lang=en or

http://www.ecmath.de/onECMath/jobs.html

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From: Lieven De Lathauwer lieven.delathauwer@kuleuven-kulak.be

Date: February 13, 2014

**Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Tensor Methods, KU Leuven**

We are advertising two PhD or postdoctoral positions in the Group

Science, Engineering and Technology, Kulak, KULeuven, Belgium and the

Stadius Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data

Analytics, KULeuven, Belgium (double affiliation).

Topic: Higher-order tensors or multi-way arrays are becoming

increasingly important in all branches of mathematical engineering. A

first research topic is the development of tensor-based methods for

signal processing, machine learning, system identification. A second

topic is the development of numerical linear algebra / numerical

optimization based algorithms for the computation of tensor

decompositions.

Profile: We are seeking outstanding candidates who have obtained a

master's or doctoral degree in mathematical engineering, computer

science, electrical engineering, mathematics or physics, with a strong

interest in the mathematical aspects of signal processing and a good

knowledge of linear algebra. Experience with numerical mathematics

and/or signal processing is a plus. Experience with tensor techniques

is not required.

The successful applicant will join a well-equipped and experienced

multidisciplinary research group. The position is initially for one

year and can be extended. The work will be supervised by Lieven De

Lathauwer

(http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius/person.php?persid=22). The first

topic is co-supervised by Johan Suykens

(http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius/person.php?persid=16). The second

topic is co-supervised by Marc Van Barel

(http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/nl/person/00002634). Candidates are

requested to send an application letter and detailed CV to

Lieven.DeLathauwer@kuleuven-kulak.be.

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From: Markus Schmuck M.Schmuck@hw.ac.uk

Date: February 19, 2014

**Subject: PhD Position, Applied Mathematics, Heriot-Watt Univ**

The Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Edinburgh and the

Department of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University are looking for a

highly skilled PhD candidate for the prestigious James Watt

scholarship available in the field of Complex Multiphase Systems.

Project title: Efficient and reliable, mathematical and computational

framework for complex multiphase systems in strongly heterogeneous

environments

Important energy technologies such as fuel cells and batteries

crucially depend on the complex interplay of multiple phases on

different scales. The mathematical optimization of complex multiphase

systems, e.g. reducing weight and size, increasing storage capacity

and life time, crucially depends on reliable, effective macroscopic

equations which we shall systematically and rigorously derive and

validate by computational experiments.

The project also benefits from strong collaborative interactions with

Imperial College, London (Mathematics & Chemical Engineering) and

University of Edinburgh (Mathematics & Chemical Engineering), which

includes regular visits to and interactions with researchers at these

institutions. Research results will be published in leading journals

of high impact. The successful candidate will also have the

opportunity to present results during the project at nationally and

internationally leading conferences of the field.

Applicants are invited to send their application documents in one pdf

file electronically to Dr. Markus Schmuck (M.Schmuck@hw.ac.uk).

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From: Karl Rupp rupp@iue.tuwien.ac.at

Date: February 19, 2014

**Subject: PhD Position, Computational Microelectronics, TU Wien**

The Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien, Austria, is seeking a

highly motivated PhD student to work on deterministic solution

approaches for the Boltzmann Transport Equation for semiconductors.

To strengthen free open source software in our field, the candidate is

expected to contribute to our free open source simulator ViennaSHE

(http://viennashe.sourceforge.net/) and the underlying ecosystem of

libraries such as ViennaCL (http://viennacl.sourceforge.net/) or

ViennaGrid (http://viennagrid.sourceforge.net/). As one of the main

application areas of ViennaSHE is the simulation of reliability issues

in semiconductor devices, the candidate will also be involved in these

activities, providing exposure to industrially relevant research.

Depending on the candidate's skills, the focus is on one of the

following:

a) improved physical modelling of material properties such as band

structures or scattering mechanism, or

b) increased numerical efficiency through better discretization

methods and/or the development of better preconditioners or

nonlinear iteration schemes.

The ideal candidate is a team player and feels comfortable working in

an international environment.

Further information:

http://viennashe.sourceforge.net/viennashe-phd-student-position.html

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From: Elias Jarlebring eliasj@kth.se

Date: February 17, 2014

**Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Linear Algebra, KTH, Stockholm**

The numerical analysis group of the department of mathematics at KTH

is offering a PhD-student position in the field of numerical linear

algebra. In many situations, a discretization of a partial

differential equation and a linearization lead to the problem of

computing eigenvalues of a large matrix. In contrast to this, we will

in this project derive and study algorithms for new types of

eigenvalue problems which are nonlinear, thereby providing the

possibility to study new recent types of physical models. The project

involves algorithms, theory, applications and software. The new

algorithms will be analyzed and developed with tools from numerical

linear algebra and complex analysis, in particular Krylov methods and

the theory for analytic functions. The algorithms will be used to

study specific problems in acoustics, in particular models of

waveguides, and also problems in quantum mechanics and quantum

chemistry.

We seek a candidate with strong background in applied mathematics, in

particular with demonstrated good understanding in topics related to

numerical analysis or numerical mathematics. Knowledge in numerical

linear algebra and iterative methods is meriting. The successful

applicant should also be strongly motivated, have the capability to

work independently, be able to work in a team and have good

communication skills. KTH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and

minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: March 18, 2014

Further information about the position and the application

procedure can be found online:

http://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/vacancies/1.452621

http://www.kth.se/vacancies

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From: Daniel Ruprecht daniel.ruprecht@usi.ch

Date: February 10, 2014

**Subject: PhD Positions, ICS, Lugano, Switzerland**

Two 3-year positions for PhD students are available in the group â€œHigh

Performance Methods for Numerical Simulation in Science, Medicine and

Engineeringâ€ of Prof. Krause at the Institute of Computational Science

(ICS) in Lugano, Switzerland.

ICS at the Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano provides

a unique research environment in the fields of mathematical modeling,

high-performance computing and numerical simulation. Strong

competences in modeling, mathematics, simulation and information

science come together in an open and application oriented

atmosphere. In addition to the opportunities at USI and ICS, the

Swiss-wide FoMICS graduate school and the Swiss National

Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano both offer excellent

educational possibilities for PhD students. For further information,

please visit www.ics.inf.usi.ch.

(1) DIST: One position is part of the project â€œParallel multilevel

solvers for coupled interface problemsâ€, conducted in collaboration

with the â€œInstitut fÃ¼r Geometrie und Praktische Mathematikâ€ at RWTH

Aachen, Germany. The successful applicant will work on a new parallel

coupled multilevel solver for Finite Elements with applications to

multiphase flow simulations.

(2) EXASOLVERS: The other position is part of the project â€œExaSolvers

â€“ Extreme scale solvers for coupled problemsâ€ within the German

Priority Program â€œSoftware for Exascale Computingâ€. The successful

applicant will work on the development of an efficient time-parallel

method for diffusion problems on heterogeneous domains. The project is

conducted with international collaborators from Germany and the United

States.

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

applications.krause@usi.ch and include the keyword "DIST" or

â€œEXASOLVERSâ€ in the subject.

Deadline for both applications is March 15, 2014.

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From: Per Christian Hansen pcha@dtu.dk

Date: February 19, 2014

**Subject: PhD Positions, Inverse Problems/Tomography**

DTU Compute (www.compute.dtu.dk/english) invites applications for two

3-year PhD positions starting Sept. 1 2014 in the section for

Scientific Computing. The positions are affiliated with the project

High-Definition Tomography (HD-Tomo, www.imm.dtu.dk/~pcha/HDtomo)

financed by the European Research Council.

Project 1: Prior-Driven Diffusion Regularization for Inverse Problems.

We consider a special type of regularization based on (often nonlinear

and anisotropic) diffusion, in which the diffusivity is designed using

prior information. Such methods are well-understood in image analysis

in the context of denoising, but for solving general inverse problems

in tomography little is known. The results from image analysis will

serve as the starting point for the project, and we will both seek to

advance the theory in the field and develop algorithms for a

computational approach to the problem. For more details, see

www.dtu.dk/job/job?id=76e0ea51-7993-4c48- a2bd-0862cb13c2e9

Project Description 2: Segmentation-Driven Tomographic Reconstruction.

We consider tomographic reconstruction aimed at subsequent

segmentation. Based on certain applications such as porous materials

analysis, we will incorporate many kinds of prior information in order

to produce more suitable reconstructions for the segmentation. One

obvious advantage is that with the help of â€œbetterâ€ reconstruction

results the segmentation can be simplified and become more robust to

the parameter selection, e.g., a simple thresholding technique may

suffice. Concerning prior information in porous material, we will

design new mathematical models and numerical algorithms to obtain new

kinds of tomographic reconstruction, which can benefit the

segmentation. For more details, see

www.dtu.dk/job/job?id=308ccaea-44d8-46a3- 88e8-e52cb5a1d07f

Candidates for both positions must have a master degree in applied

mathematics, or equivalent academic qualifications, and must have a

strong background in applied mathematics and numerical computations.

Applications must be submitted ONLINE in English as one single PDF,

and we must have your online application by March 30. Please open the

link in the red bar in the top of the page: "apply online" (â€œansÃ¸g

onlineâ€).

For more information please contact Prof. Per Christian Hansen

(pcha@dtu.dk), Assoc. Prof. Kim Knudsen (kiknu@dtu.dk), and Assist.

Prof. Yiqiu Dong (yido@dtu.dk).

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From: Lothar Reichel reichel@math.kent.edu

Date: February 04, 2014

**Subject: Contents, ETNA, 40**

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

(ETNA), vol. 40, part II, 2013.

ETNA is available at http://etna.math.kent.edu and at several mirror

sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the

CompuMath Citation Index

- E. Pindza, K. C. Patidar, and E. Ngounda, Implicit-explicit

predictor-corrector methods combined with improved spectral methods

for pricing European style vanilla and exotic options

- J. W. Pearson and A. J. Wathen, Fast iterative solvers for

convection-diffusion control problems

- M. Benzi and V. Kuhlemann, Chebyshev acceleration of the GeneRank

algorithm

- S. Herkt, M. Hinze, and R. Pinnau, Convergence analysis of Galerkin

POD for linear second order evolution equations

- S. Gratton, P. Jira'nek, and X. Vasseur, Energy backward error:

Interpretation in numerical solution of elliptic partial

differential equations and behaviour in the conjugate gradient

method

- J. Zhang and B. Morini, Solving regularized linear least-squares

problems by the alternating direction method with applications to

image restoration

- X. Zhang and B. Yu, A note on the relation between the Newton

homotopy method and the damped Newton method

- D. N. Wakam and J. Erhel, Parallelism and robustness in GMRES with a

Newton basis and deflated restarting

- D. C. Khanh, H. T. Quyen, and D. D. X. Thanh, On computing

stabilizability radii of linear time-invariant continuous systems

- T. Mach, M. S. Pranic, and R. Vandebril, Computing approximate

extended Krylov subspaces without explicit inversion

- H. Hakula, A. Rasila, and M. Vuorinen, Computation of exterior

moduli of quadrilaterals

- S. Gazzola and P. Novati, Multi-parameter Arnoldi-Tikhonov methods

- J, Bardsley, M. Howard, and J. G. Nagy, Efficient MCMC-based image

deblurring with Neumann boundary conditions

- R. El-Moallem and H. Sadok, Vector extrapolation applied to

algebraic Riccati equations arising in transport theory

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From: Joseph Traub traub@cs.columbia.edu

Date: February 19, 2014

**Subject: Contents, J of Complexity, 30 (3)**

Journal of Complexity

Volume 30, Issue 3, June 2014

CONTENTS

Efficient Monte Carlo Simulation for Integral Functionals of Brownian

Motion, Adam W. Kolkiewicz

On the Carlitz rank of permutations of Fq and pseudorandom sequences,

Domingo GÃ³mez-PÃ©rez, Alina Ostafe, Alev TopuzoÄŸlu

Discrepancy based model selection in statistical inverse problems,

Shuai Lu, Peter MathÃ©

A semilocal convergence result for Newtonâ€™s method under generalized

conditions of Kantorovich, J. A. Ezquerro, D. GonzÃ¡lez and

M. A. HernÃ¡ndez

Tractability of Approximation of âˆž-Variate Functions with Bounded

Mixed Partial Derivatives, G. W. Wasilkowski

An explicit construction of point sets with large minimum Dick weight,

Kousuke Suzuki

Construction of sliced (nearly) orthogonal Latin hypercube designs,

Hengzhen Huang, Jian-Feng Yang, Min-Qian Liu

A new semilocal convergence theorem for the Weierstrass method for

finding zeros of a polynomial simultaneously, Petko D. Proinov, Milena

D. Petkova

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From: Chi-Wang Shu shu@dam.brown.edu

Date: February 09, 2014

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 58 (3)**

Journal of Scientific Computing

http://www.springeronline.com/journal/10915

Volume 58, Number 3, March 2014

Spectral Collocation Methods for Differential- Algebraic Equations

with Arbitrary Index, Can Huang and Zhimin Zhang, pp.499-516.

A Simple Preconditioner for a Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the

Stokes Problem, Blanca Ayuso de Dios, Franco Brezzi, L. Donatella

Marini, Jinchao Xu and Ludmil Zikatanov, pp.517-547.

A New Poisson Noise Filter Based on Weights Optimization, Qiyu Jin,

Ion Grama and Quansheng Liu, pp.548-573.

The Lower/Upper Bound Property of Approximate Eigenvalues by

Nonconforming Finite Element Methods for Elliptic Operators, Jun Hu,

Yunqing Huang and Quan Shen, pp.574-591.

Preconditioned Bayesian Regression for Stochastic Chemical Kinetics,

Alen Alexanderian, Francesco Rizzi, Muruhan Rathinam, Olivier P. Le

MaÃ®tre and Omar M. Knio, pp.592-626.

Optimal Error Analysis of Galerkin FEMs for Nonlinear Joule Heating

Equations, Huadong Gao, pp.627-647.

An Iterative Scheme for Total Variation-Based Image Denoising, Dokkyun

Yi, pp.648-671.

Numerical Simulation of Cylindrical Solitary Waves in Periodic Media,

Manuel Quezada de Luna and David I. Ketcheson, pp.672-689.

Smoothness-Increasing Accuracy-Conserving (SIAC) Filters for

Discontinuous Galerkin Solutions: Application to Structured

Tetrahedral Meshes, Hanieh Mirzaee, Jennifer K. Ryan and Robert M.

Kirby, pp.690-704.

Folding-Free Global Conformal Mapping for Genus-0 Surfaces by Harmonic

Energy Minimization, Rongjie Lai, Zaiwen Wen, Wotao Yin, Xianfeng Gu

and Lok Ming Lui, pp.705-725.

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

Date: February 06, 2014

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 65 (2)**

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 65, Issue 2.

On the convergence radius of the modified Newton method for multiple

roots under the centerâ€“Hoelder condition, Xiaojian Zhou, Xin Chen,

Yongzhong Song

A modified ODE-based algorithm for unconstrained optimization

problems, Yi-gui Ou, Wei Ma

Nonnegative rank factorizationâ€”a heuristic approach via rank

reduction, Bo Dong, Matthew M. Lin, Moody T. Chu

Solving heat conduction problems by the Direct Meshless Local

Petrov-Galerkin (DMLPG) method, Davoud Mirzaei, Robert Schaback

Implementation of Pelletâ€™s theorem, A. Melman

A regularized limited memory BFGS method for nonconvex unconstrained

minimization, Tao-Wen Liu

Polynomial solutions of a nonlinear difference equation, Djilali

Behloul, Sui Sun Cheng

Convergence analysis for a family of improved super-Halley methods

under general convergence condition, Xiuhua Wang, Dongyang Shi,

Jisheng Kou

On the solution of the integro-differential equation with an integral

boundary condition, Khosrow Maleknejad, Iraj Najafi Khalilsaraye,

Mahdieh Alizadeh

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