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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:53:33 +0300
Subject: Honorary Degree for Professor Sir C.A.R. Hoare

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that
Professor Sir C.A.R. HOARE,
Oxford University, England,

received a Honorary Doctorate of Science from the Department of
Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
on September 24th, 2007, in Athens, Greece.

The citation for the degree is as follows:

"For pioneering work and fundamental contributions to
Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, in particular to the
definition and design of programming languages, development of
algorithms and models of parallel computations, and for services to
Computer Science and Education".

Please join us in congratulating Professor Sir Tony Hoare
on his seminal contributions to Sciences.

Professor Elias A. Lipitakis


From: "Maurice Cox" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:47:45 +0100
Subject: Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software awarded at ICIAM 07

The 2007 Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software was awarded to
Wolfgang Bangerth (Texas A&M University), Guido Kanschat (Texas A&M
University), and Ralph Hartmann (DLR Braunschweig) for deal.II, a
software library for computational solution of partial differential
equations using adaptive finite elements ( The
presentation took place at the 6th International Congress on
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2007) in Zurich,

deal.II is a large, object-oriented software library that facilitates
the implementation of finite element algorithms with mesh adaptivity
and complex shape functions. A unified interface provides support for
applications with one, two, and three space dimensions. The library
includes extensive documentation, an impressive number of examples,
and a website tutorial, all of which aim to make the data structures
and algorithms used as transparent as possible.

dealII is open source and can be downloaded from the Internet. With
its emphasis on generality and ease of implementation, deal.II has
already been used in a wide range of applications, including fluid
flow, magnetohydrodynamics, biomedical inverse imaging problems, fuel
cell modeling, and simulation of crystal growth. More than 60
publications show results obtained with deal.II.

The Prize is awarded every four years to the entry that best addresses
all phases of the preparation of high-quality numerical software, and
is sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory (US), the National
Physical Laboratory (UK) and the Numerical Algorithms Group (UK).

Maurice Cox
Chair, Board of Trustees
Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 21:45:47 -0400
Subject: SIAM John von Neumann Lecture Suggestions due October 15, 2007

The John von Neumann Lecture

Invitation for suggestions - DUE OCTOBER 15

The John von Neumann Lecture, established in 1959, is one of SIAM's most
prestigious prizes as well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual
Meeting. It is awarded annually for outstanding and distinguished
contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the
effective communication of these ideas to the community.

The 2008 John von Neumann Lecturer will receive a certificate and a
monetary award of $4,000 and will present a survey lecture at the SIAM
Annual Meeting, to be held July 7-11, 2008, in San Diego, California.

The selection committee welcomes your suggestions of individuals for
this prize and will receive them THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2007. You may
submit your suggestions on the web form found at Inquiries should be
addressed to Calls for nominations for SIAM prizes
can be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 22:01:29 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize


SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT Prize) will be
awarded at the SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP08) to be held May
10-13, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts. The SIAG/OPT Prize is awarded to
the author(s) of the most outstanding paper on a topic in optimization
published in English in a peer-reviewed journal. The eligibility period
is the four calendar years preceding the year of the conference.

Candidate papers must bear a publication date in the 2004-2007 calendar
years and must contain significant research contributions to the field
of optimization, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature,
with direct or potential applications.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the
citation. At least one of the prize recipients is expected to attend
the award ceremony and present the paper at the conference.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination and a bibliographic
citation of the paper, should be addressed to Professor Robert
Vanderbei, Chair, SIAG/OPT Prize Committee and sent by January 15, 2008,
to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed
to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes
can be found at


From: "Michael A Heroux" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 16:46:37 -0500
Subject: Trilinos Release 8.0 Available

Trilinos Release 8.0 is available for download at the Trilinos website.

The version 8.0 general release contains 30 packages: Amesos, Anasazi,
AztecOO, Belos, Didasko, Epetra, EpetraExt, Galeri, IFPACK, Isorropia,
Kokkos, Komplex, LOCA, Meros, ML, Moertel, MOOCHO, New_Package, NOX, Pliris,
PyTrilinos, RTOp, Rythmos, Sacado, Stratimikos, Teuchos, Thyra,
TrilinosCouplings, Triutils, and WebTrilinos.

In addition to many new features across the packages that were included in
the Trilinos 7.0 external release, Trilinos Release 8.0 contains three
packages that are being released for the first time:

- Belos (Next-generation Iterative Solvers)
- Sacado (Automatic Differentiation)
- TrilinosCouplings (Select Trilinos Package Interfaces)

Complete release notes can be found on the Trilinos website:

Please contact trilinos-help at if you have any

On behalf of the entire Trilinos Development Team,
Mike Heroux, Jim Willenbring, Mike Phenow

Main Trilinos website:
Download link:
Release Notes:


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:52:54 -0400
Subject: From caf' to math (poem)

The quote "a mathematician is a machine that turns coffee into theorems"
is commonly attributed to Erdos (it was probably Renyi). I'm sure most
NA Digesters would agree with the quote, whoever it's from. Me? I
turn caf to code, and thus this ode:

An Ode to Caf, by T.D.

An ode to caf
I think I'll cue.

With eau de caf,
I think I'll brew.

Oh no, decaf?
A task Tim blew!

Alas! the gaffe!
You see I'm blue!

My output math
is cut in two!

No caf I hath,
No math, I'm through.

With half and half,
Try two I'll do.

A cup o' caf
I shall imbue.

To turn the caf,
equations' glue,

into the math,
said Erdos too.


From: Wim Michiels <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 03:23:40 -0400
Subject: Announcing new book, Stability and Stabilization of Time-Delay Systems

Stability and Stabilization of Time-Delay Systems: An Eigenvalue Based

Wim Michiels, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, LSS-Supelec, France

SIAM Book Series on Advances in Design and Control 12 /
ISBN 978-0-898716-32-0 / available October 2007
Publisher's page:

Book Description:

Time-delays are important components of many dynamical systems that describe
coupling or interconnection between dynamics, propagation or transport
phenomena, and heredity and competition in population dynamics. This
monograph addresses the problem of stability analysis and the stabilization
of dynamical systems subjected to time-delays. It presents a wide and self-
contained panorama of analytical methods and computational algorithms using
a unified eigenvalue-based approach illustrated by examples and applications
in electrical and mechanical engineering, biology, and complex network

This text bridges the fields of control (analysis and feedback design,
robustness, and uncertainty) and numerical analysis (explicit algorithms and
methods). The authors present solutions of the (robust) stability analysis
and stabilization problem of linear time-delay systems, which are the result
of this cross-fertilization of control theory, numerical linear algebra,
numerical bifurcation analysis, and optimization.


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:00:00 +0300
Subject: Workshop in Memory of Prof. Haryi Korezlioglu, Apr 2008

Recent Developments in Financial Mathematics and Stochastic Calculus
METU, Ankara, Turkey, April 25-26, 2008

On June 26, 2007, our dear teacher and friend Prof. Dr. Hayri
Korezlioglu passed away at the age of 77. Professor Korezlioglu
was the founder and chair of the Department of Financial
Mathematics at the Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) of
the Middle East Technical University (METU). The institute was
established in 2002 ( That he is no
longer among us means a great loss for everyone at IAM.

IAM is organizing a special workshop in memory of Professor Hayri
Korezlioglu. It would like to share moments of science and friendship
in his honour, in areas of applied mathematics which Professor
Korezlioglu worked in as a researcher, educator and as a pioneer in
Turkey. The workshop will follow a series of seminars for
practitioners from the financial sector, mainly, from Turkey, and for
our students. Its program aims to represent various subjects
constituting the title of the event. Talks will focus on the progress
made in Financial Mathematics for modeling financial phenomena
and developing numerical techniques for applications. An additional
emphasis will be made on the theoretical foundations in Stochastic
Calculus. Concerning applications, a major problem is model
identification based on observations. In many countries, particularly
in developing economies, statistical data are insufficient. This
creates both decision making problems under uncertainty and model

The scientific goals of the workshop consist in sharing and
discussing recent excellent research achievements, in preparing
future projects on modern challenges in science and development
of the financial sector, and is an invitation to the youth into this
dynamics, with a special emphasis on guiding it. The workshop program
will consist of tutorials, invited and contributed papers.

Important Dates:
Abstract submissions: January 15, 2008,
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2008,
Early registration: February 20, 2008,
Pre-Workshop Seminar Series: April 23-24, 2008,
Workshop: April 25-26, 2008.


From: Randy LeVeque and Ioana Dimitriu <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:09:16 -0400
Subject: Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar in Seattle, Oct 13, 2007

The Twenty First Annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS)
will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the
University of Washington in Seattle. All are welcome! See:
The speakers this year will be Robert Bridson (UBC), Ioana Dumitriu (UW),
Colin McDonald (SFU), Michael Overton (NYU), Dominik Shoetzau (UBC), and
Debbie Sulsky (UNM).


Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:59:01 -0700
Subject: NIPS 2007 Wksp on Machine Learning for Systems Problems, Dec 2007

Call for Abstracts: NIPS 2007 Workshop on Machine Learning for Systems

In the last few years, there has been a budding interaction between
machine learning and computer systems researchers. In particular,
statistical machine learning techniques have found a wide range of
successful applications in many core systems areas, from designing
computer microarchitectures and analyzing network traffic patterns to
managing power consumption in data centers and beyond. However,
connecting these two areas has its challenges: while systems problems
are replete with mountains of data and hidden variables, complex sets of
interacting systems, and other exciting properties, labels can be hard
to come by, and the measure of success can be hard to define.
Furthermore, systems problems often require much more than high
classification accuracy - the answers from the algorithms need to be
both justifiable and actionable. Dedicated workshops in systems
conferences have emerged (for example, SysML 2006 and SysML 2007) to
address this area, though they have had little visibility to the machine
learning community. A primary goal of this workshop is thus to expose
these new research opportunities in systems areas to machine learning
researchers, in the hopes of encouraging deeper and broader synergy
between the two communities. During the workshop, through various
planned overviews, invited talks, poster sessions, group discussions,
and panels, we would like to achieve three objectives. First, we wish to
discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that are inherent to
this area. Second, we want to discuss and identify "low-hanging fruit"
that are be more easily tackled using existing learning techniques.
Finally, we will cover how researchers in both areas can make rapid
progress on these problems using existing toolboxes for both machine
learning and systems. We hope that this workshop will present an
opportunity for intensive discussion of existing work in machine
learning and systems, as well as inspire a new generation of researchers
to become involved in this exciting domain.

Call for Abstracts: We are seeking 2-page abstracts about recent work
at the intersection of machine learning and systems. We welcome
preliminary work and work you may plan to publish at a later conference:
we are intentionally not creating proceedings for this workshop so that
authors are free to submit work to later venues. However, if there is
sufficient interest we will explore the possibility of a special issue
of a journal or a book seeded with selected papers from the workshop.

Please email your abstracts in PDF format to:
by October 31, 2007. We will select abstracts for presentation at the
workshop by November 7, 2007. Please send any questions you may have
about the workshop to this address as well. We look forward to hearing
from you!


Archana Ganapathi <>
Sumit Basu <>
Emre Kiciman <>
Fei Sha <>

More information is available at


From: Lars Grasedyck <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:00:08 +0200
Subject: GAMM-Seminar on Tensor Approximations Jan 2008

The 24th GAMM-Seminar in Leipzig will take place from
Friday, January 25th until Saturday January 26th 2008.

The topic of the workshop is "Tensor Approximations"
and related topics, e.g.,
* PDEs with stochastic parameters
* Sparse grids
* Data-sparse, structured matrices
* Applications in high dimensions

Invited speakers are
* Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen)
* Tamara Kolda (SANDIA Livermore)
* Lieven De Lathauwer (ETIS Cergy-Pontoise Cedex)
* Christian Lubich (Uni Tübingen)
* Christoph Schwab (ETH Zürich)

See also the webpage
Registration is open, deadline for submission of abstracts is
December 6th 2007
Applications can be sent to lgr(at), where (at)=@.


From: Steffen Boerm <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:00:32 +0200
Subject: Winter School on Hierarchical Matrices, Mar 2008

Announcement Winter School "Hierarchical Matrices"

Organizers: Wolfgang Hackbusch, Lars Grasedyck, Steffen Boerm
(Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig)

Time: March 17th to March 20th, 2008
Deadline for registration: January 31st, 2008

Topic: Hierarchical matrices can be a useful tool for the treatment of
integral operators as well as the solution of linear systems
arising in the discretization of elliptic partial differential
Moreover, the representation of matrices in the hierarchical
matrix format is suitable for the efficient solution of matrix

The aim of this winter school is to teach the necessary
theoretical foundations of hierarchical matrices, but most of
all the efficient implementation of the algorithms. The practical
realization on the computer will be the topic of exercise courses
in the afternoon.
The participants will use the HLib library in order to assemble
and solve BEM and FEM systems. Lecture notes are available in
electronic form.

Lecture Notes:


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:14:13 -0400
Subject: Deadline extended, SIAM Conf. on Numerical Combusion NC08, Mar 2008

Conference Name: SIAM International Conference on Numerical Combustion

Location: Portola Plaza Hotel at Monterey Bay, Monterey, California

Dates: March 31-April 2, 2008

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

**Extended Deadlines**

October 29, 2007: Minisymposium proposals
October 29, 2007: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers.

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: "Connie Young" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:15:56 -0400
Subject: 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting, Jul 2008

2008 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN08)
Held jointly with the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS08)
Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California
July 7-11, 2008

Plenary Speakers
Karen Devine, Sandia National Laboratories
Lars Eldén, Linköping University, Sweden
Trey G. Ideker, University of California, San Diego
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Jean-Michel Morel (Joint with IS08), ENS Cachan, France

Topical Speakers
Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft Search Labs
John P. Boyd, University of Michigan
Rasmus Bro, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
G. Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh
Lise Getoor, University of Maryland, College Park
Randall J. LeVeque, University of Washington
Mark Newman, University of Michigan
Jill P. Mesirov, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
James G. Nagy, Emory University
Steven G. Parker, University of Utah
Cécile Penland, NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division
Anders Petersson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo! Research

Special Lectures
SIAM Past President's Address - Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture - Lecturer TBA
I.E. Block Community Lecture - Daniel N. Rockmore, Dartmouth College
W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics - Lecturer TBA
The John von Neumann Lecture - Lecturer TBA

The Call for Presentations is available at:

Important Deadlines
January 14, 2008: Minisymposium proposals
January 28, 2008: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: "Nicoletta Del Buono" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:42:24 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: SDS08 Workshop: First Announcement, Jun 2008

Fifth Workshop on:
June 17-20, 2008
Capitolo-Monopoli, Bari, Italy

The workshop will take place at Hotel Villaggio Porto Giardino in
Capitolo, Monopoli, Bari, Italy (

The main aim of this workshop is to put together researchers of
different areas, in particular Mathematics and Engineering, to give
the opportunity for discussing recent developments in computational
methods for: Numerical methods for ODEs; Non-smooth dynamical systems;
Dynamical systems with variable structure; Smooth decomposition of
matrices depending on parameters; Krylov methods for matrix functions
in ODEs; Numerical methods for ODEs on manifolds.

Both numerical and theoretical aspects of the previous topics will be
welcome. The workshop will consist of invited lectures, contributed
talks and of a poster session.

A preliminary list of speakers is the following one:
Chistian Lubich (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Erik Van Vleck (University of Kansas, USA)
Elio Usai University of Cagliari, Italy)
Luca Dieci (Georgia Tech Institute, Atlanta, USA).
Mario Di Bernardo (University of Bristol, U.K and University of Naples)
Valeria Simoncini (University of Bologna, Italy).

To stimulate the participation of PhD students there will be a poster
session. The session is restricted to students, who will be able to
showcase their work. Students who have already made some progress on
their thesis, can present a synopsis of their work, whereas students
who are just beginning their thesis, can present an overview of what
they are proposing to study. The main purpose of this format is to
provide PhD students with feedback on their work, accomplished or
planned, in a less formal setting than that of a plenary presentation.
A selection of plenary and contibution talks will be considered for
pubblication on a special issue of an Elsevier Journal. More details
will be given during the workshop. The submitted papers will be
subject to the standard review process.

Web Site:


Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:59:23 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: IMACS Intl Symp on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing, Mar 2008

The 9th IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in
Scientific Computing, will take place in Lille, France, on March
17-20, 2008. The conference will feature invited lectures,
minisymposia, selected contibuted papers and a paper competition for
students and new PhDs.

Main topics: large linear systems and preconditioning, large scale
eigenvalue problem computations, saddle points, domain decomposition,
high-performance and parallel computation, linear algebra and control,
model reduction, multigrid and multilevel methods, applications such
as image processing, financial computation, energy minimization and
internet search engines.

B. MAURY, France
F. NATAF, France
Y. NOTAY, Belgium
P. VAN DOOREN, Belgium

Submit one-page theme abstract, list of four speakers and titles
of their presentations by December 1, 2007 to Notification of acceptance by
December 15, 2007.

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION: All students (and new Ph.Ds whose
degrees were awarded after June 2007) are invited to submit a
paper for competition. Registration and local expenses will be
waived for the winners of the student competition. Papers must be
submitted by November 15, 2007.

The proceedings of the conference will appear as a special volume
of of the IMACS journal Mathematics and Computers in Simulation,
subject to a regular refereeing process.

Title and Abstract submission: November 30, 2007.
Registration: December 30, 2007.
Full paper submission: June 30, 2008.

For more information, please refer to the web page:
or contact us at:


From: Hassan Safouhi <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 03:13:35 -0400
Subject: Molecular Electronic Structure Calculation, Jun 2008

Odyssey of Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Molecular Electronic
Structure Calculation
June 2-5, 2008.
At the beautiful Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

In June 2008, the University of Alberta's Campus Saint-Jean will host an
interdisciplinary international conference on the application of advanced
mathematical and computational techniques as they interface with theoretical
chemistry. Invitations will be extended worldwide to mathematicians,
chemists, and physicists as well as to researchers in other related

Topics of the Conference:
1.Extrapolation methods and numerical quadrature. Integral transforms.
2.Extrapolation methods in the context of linear algebra problems.
3.Mathematical contributions to quantum chemistry.
4.Molecular multicenter integral calculations using exponential type
5.Molecular modeling and high performance computing in chemistry.
6.Computational methods in atomic and molecular physics.
7.The density functional theory of atomic and molecular structure.
8.Mathematics and molecular electronic structure theory.
9.Symbolic programming language for molecular electronic structure
10.Treatment of inter-electronic correlation.
11.Explicitly correlated wave functions.
12.Extrapolation of electronic structure calculations to the basis set limit.
13.Quantum similarity measurements and computational medicinal chemistry for
drug discovery.

Highly qualified international and national keynote speakers will shed light
on the impact of mathematics on (theoretical) chemistry and also on the fact
that the treatment of chemical problems can be a valuable source of
inspiration for mathematicians.

It is the primary intention of this conference to present mathematical and
computational techniques that are not yet so very well known, but which
nevertheless will have a considerable impact in the future on the way we
will conduct research in (theoretical) chemistry. The conference will also
serve as a kind of "états généraux" on the state of inter-disciplinary
integration of Mathematics with other disciplines and it should provide
directions for future research programs and collaboration.

Details of abstract submission and registration will be announced soon.

Contact information:
Hassan Safouhi


From: David Keyes <>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:24:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods: 18th International Conference, Jan 2008

Call for Talks and Minisymposia Proposals
The 18th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
January 12-17, 2008

The 18th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods will be
held in Jerusalem, Israel, at the Rachel and Selim Benin School of
Computer Science and Engineering of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
from Saturday evening January 12 through Thursday afternoon January 17,

Please see for details and registration.

Domain decomposition is an active, interdisciplinary research area
concerned with the development, analysis, and implementation of coupling
and decoupling strategies in mathematical and computational models of
natural and engineered systems. Since the advent of hierarchical
distributed memory computers, it has been motivated afresh by
considerations of concurrency and locality in a wide variety of
large-scale problems, continuous and discrete. The current series of
international meetings began in Paris in 1987 and is on an 18-month cycle.
Meetings have been hosted in Austria, China, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Mexico, Norway, Russia, the UK, and the USA.

The following have accepted invitations to speak at DD-18:

Achi BRANDT, Weizman Institute and University of California-Los Angeles
Michael HOLST, University of California-San Diego
Ronald HOPPE, University of Houston and University of Augsburg
Tom HOU, California Institute of Technology
Claude LE BRIS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
Patrick LE TALLEC, Ecole Polytechnique
Jan NORDBOTTEN, University of Bergen and Princeton
Ilaria PERUGGIA, University of Pavia
Olivier PIRONNEAU, University of Paris-VI
Francois Xavier ROUX, ONERA and University of Paris-VI
Xuemin TU, University of California-Berkeley
Olof WIDLUND, NYU-Courant Institute
Jinchao XU, The Pennsylvania State University

Contributions to the 18th international conference are encouraged in areas
of numerical analysis, computer science, scientific and industrial
applications, and software development. The conference will include
plenary lectures by leading experts and promising young scientists,
participant-initiated minisymposia, contributed talks, and posters. There
will a special session dedicated to the late Moshe Israeli with lectures

This meeting is being held in cooperation with SIAM and the IACCM and
sponsorship from Bercom, Hutchinson, and SGI.

The homepage of the international conference series on Domain
Decomposition Methods is:


From: Martin Buecker <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:49:15 +0200
Subject: Call for papers, Automatic Differentiation 2008, Aug 2008

AD2008 - Second Call for Papers
Fifth International Conference on Automatic Differentiation
August 11-15, 2008, Bonn, Germany

Automatic differentiation (AD) is a methodology for computing
derivatives of functions given in the form of computer codes. In
addition to recent advances in AD research and software development,
conference topics include the use of AD in areas such as optimization,
ODEs/DAEs, and inverse problems.

Confirmed invited presentations:
Mike Giles (Oxford University)
Wolfgang Marquardt (RWTH Aachen University)
Arnold Neumaier (Vienna University)
Alex Pothen (Old Dominion University)
Eelco Visser (Delft University)

Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published in
Springer's Lecture Notes in Computational Science and
Engineering series. The number of pages is limited to 10
in Springer's LaTeX2e style for contributed books.

The conference will start Monday afternoon and finish by noon
on Friday. A social event is planned for Wednesday afternoon.
Bonn is easily accessible within one hour from Frankfurt/Main
International Airport (by train or car). Its picturesque
location on the Rhine River makes it ideal for sightseeing
tours along the Rhine as well as for visits to the nearby
cities of Cologne, Duesseldorf, and Aachen. Details regarding
the location, procedures for registration and submission as
well as the preliminary program will be made available at

Organized by RWTH Aachen University, AD2008 will take place at
Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology
under the direction of an international program committee.

Important dates:
November 30, 2007 : Full papers submission
January 11, 2008 : Notification of acceptance
February 1, 2008 : Camera-ready papers
August 11-15, 2008: Conference


From: Margery Ishmael <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:11:03 -0500
Subject: Geometric and Topological Approaches to Data Analysis, Oct 8-12, 2007

University of Chicago
Workshop: Geometric and Topological Approaches to Data Analysis
October 8-12, 2007

Please see the following url for details:


From: "Mitch Chernoff" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 14:00:31 -0400
Subject: Call for papers, SIAP Special Issue on Fuel Cells

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (SIAP)

Contributed papers are sought for the above Special Issue.

The subject of fuel cells is important, broad, and truly
multidisciplinary. To develop successfully, contributions are needed
from a wide range of scientists and engineers. The goals of the
Special Issue are to display new research on fuel cells involving
applied mathematics, interpreted broadly, and to encourage more
activity by mathematical scientists in the modeling, analysis, and
understanding of fuel cells. With these goals in mind, we are
anticipating that the Special Issue will begin with two review papers.

We are now seeking contributed papers for the Special Issue.

* Every paper will be reviewed according to the standard procedures
for other papers submitted to SIAP. In particular, papers should be
no longer than 20 pages in length. See for SIAP's Editorial

* Every paper should begin with an attempt to communicate with
mathematical scientists who may not be experts on fuel cells:
formulate a problem, outline how the problem is treated in the
paper, and, if possible, emphasize where difficulties remain and
where applied mathematicians might be able to contribute.

Papers should be submitted by: 1 April 2008

All interested should submit a manuscript and cover letter in PDF
format via SIAP's online submission site, Please
see Author Instructions on the site if you have not previously
submitted a paper through the web-based system. Note the block labeled
Special Section (just under the Keywords block on your submission
screen) and select "Fuel Cells: Modeling, Analysis, and Computation"
from the dropdown box. Also, be sure to note in the Manuscript Comment
text box (at the bottom of your submission screen) that your paper is
intended for the Special Issue.

The guest editors for the Special Issue are Andrew Herring (Chemical
Engineering) and Paul Martin (Mathematical and Computer Sciences),
both at the Colorado School of Mines. Informal inquiries can be
directed to either of the editors: or

Questions about submission or the peer-review process can be sent to
Mitch Chernoff, SIAM Publications Manager,


From: "ISSAC 2007" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:11:37 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Special Issue of JSC on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation

Call for Papers
Journal of Symbolic Computation
Special Issue on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
Guest Editors: Carlos D'Andrea & Bernard Mourrain

The special issue is related to topics discussed in the context of the
ISSAC Conference in July 2007 at Waterloo, Canada. The International
Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier
annual conference to present and discuss new developments and original
research results in all areas of symbolic mathematical computation.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
Algorithmic Mathematics: Algebraic, symbolic and symbolic-numeric
algorithms. Simplification, function manipulation, summation,
integration, polynomial/differential/difference equations, linear
algebra, number theory, group and invariant theory, geometric

Computer Science: Theoretical and practical problems in symbolic
computation. Systems, problem solving environments, user interfaces,
software, libraries, parallel/ distributed computing and programming
languages, concrete analysis, benchmarking, theoretical and practical
complexity, automatic differentiation, code generation, mathematical
data structures and exchange protocols.

Applications: Problem treatments using algebraic, symbolic or
symbolic-numeric computation in an essential or a novel
way. Engineering, economics and finance, physical and biological
sciences, computer science, logic, mathematics and education.

The special issue will contain a selection of papers which
substantially extend existing works on these topics. The submission is
open to contributions not necessarly related to papers included in the
proceedings of ISSAC 07.

The guiding principles for the publication procedure will be the following:

* Original research results and insightful analysis of current
concerns are solicited for submission. Submissions must not
duplicate work already published or submitted for publication
elsewhere. Further insights on papers included in the Proceedings of
the ISSAC 2007 Conference are welcome, but the new contributions
should be relevant.
The paper should explain in its introduction, what the problem is,
its importance, the contribution of the paper, how it is related to
the existing literature, and what are the significant
improvements/enhancement compared to the related ISSAC 2007 paper,
if it exists.
* All the papers will be refereed according to the JSC standards.
* Papers should be submitted to
* The format is pdf. Please prepare your manuscript by using the JSC
style files, which are available from the JSC home pages at
* Notification of acceptance: around end of February 2008.
* The final versions should be sent in by the end of March 2008, with
tex sources, in the same way as the initial submission.
* The special issue is expected to appear by the time of ISSAC 2008.


From: Randy LeVeque <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:18:14 -0400
Subject: Faculty position in Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor position,
tenure-track, in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the
University of Washington. Applicants should hold a doctorate in applied
mathematics, mathematics, or a related field of application, and should
show outstanding promise and/or accomplishments in both research and

Areas of special interest include all aspects of scientific
computing and numerical analysis. However, applications from any area
of applied mathematics will be considered. The successful candidate
will complement the existing research expertise of the department
while enhancing and broadening both its mathematical and scientific
scope. Interdisciplinary research activity is especially encouraged,
and interactions between applied mathematics and the physical,
engineering, or life sciences are expected. Faculty are expected to
engage in teaching, research and service. In exceptional circumstances,
appointments at the associate or full professor level may be considered
for candidates who offer extraordinary opportunities to further the
University's commitments to mentoring underrepresented students in
mathematics and the sciences. Information about the department can be
found at

Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a description of research
and teaching interests. Further, arrangements should be made to have
three or four letters of references, at least one of which addresses
the candidate's teaching experience or potential, sent directly to:

Hiring Committee
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Washington
BOX 352420
Seattle, WA 98195-2420.

Preference will be given to applications received before December 1,
2007. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse
faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority
candidates. AA/EOE.


From: Richard Braun <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:06:09 -0400
Subject: Tenure Track Faculty Position, University of Delaware

Assistant Professor in Mathematical Biology

The Department of Mathematical Sciences seeks a tenure track Assistant
Professor with a research program in the broad area of Mathematical
Biology, including Bioinformatics and other areas with direct impact
on the life sciences. Potential for outstanding research
accomplishment that complements and extends the research areas of the
Department and the University will weigh heavily in the applicant's
favor. Interest and ability in multidisciplinary research, and the
likelihood of attracting funding, is highly desirable. The Ph.D. and
evidence of good teaching is required. More information about the
position can be found at

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, four letters of recommendation (with
one addressing teaching), a research statement and a teaching
statement should be submitted using; electronic
submission is preferred. Paper applications may be sent to:
Mathematical Biology Search; Department of Mathematical Sciences;
University of Delaware; Newark, DE 19716. The curriculum vitae and
all application materials shall be shared with departmental faculty.
The deadline for applications is November 30, 2007.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which
encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.


From: Matthew Saltzman <mjs@CLEMSON.EDU>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:16:08 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at Clemson University

OR Faculty Position

The Department of Mathematical Sciences ( has
tenure-track faculty positions for August 2008.

Position Description

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University invites
applications for expected tenure-track faculty positions starting with
the Fall 2008 semester. The Department includes the areas of algebra and
discrete mathematics; analysis; bioinformatics, computational
mathematics; mathematics education; operations research; and probability
and statistics. Targeted recruiting is for the assistant professor rank,
but applicants for all ranks will be considered. Desirable attributes
for candidates include an interdisciplinary research orientation in the
mathematical sciences; post-doctoral, industrial, or practical
experience; collaborative possibilities with faculty members in the
Department and related disciplines; and an interest in innovative
applications. Candidates should have strong potential or demonstrated
capability for effective research and teaching in operations research.
An earned doctorate or equivalent is required. Review of applications
will begin on November 1, 2007 and will continue until the positions are
filled. Applications received by December 1, 2007 will receive full
consideration. Applicants should indicate their research specialties and
interests in their cover letter. Vita, three reference letters, teaching
statement and research statementshould be electronically filed at For further information regarding the department and
its programs, please visit the web site CU is an
AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


From: Carol Woodward <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:24:09 -0700
Subject: Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship at LLNL

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has openings available
under its Lawrence Fellowship Program. This is a highly desirable,
prestigious postdoctoral position with ample resources and freedom to
conduct cutting-edge research in a field of the candidate's choice. The
duration of the Fellowship is up to three years. Typically two to four
openings are available each year. Fellowships are awarded only to
candidates with exceptional talent, credentials and a track record of
research accomplishments.

Candidates will do original research in one or more aspects of science
relevant to the mission and goals of LLNL which include: Physics, Applied
Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering,
Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Geology, Energy, Lasers and
Biology. Successful candidates may participate in experimental or
theoretical work at LLNL, and will have access to LLNL's extensive
computing facilities, specialized laboratory facilities and field
equipment. A senior scientist will serve as a mentor to each of the
Fellows. The candidates will receive full management and administrative
support. The salary is $8,092/mo.

Please refer to our web page for eligibility
requirements and instructions on how to apply. When applying and prompted,
please mention where you saw this ad. The deadline for application is
November 2, 2007. LLNL is operated by the University of California for the
National Nuclear Security Administration/Department of Energy. We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to workforce diversity.


From: Andreas Waechter <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 06:41:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 2008-2009 IBM Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson
Research Center invites applications for its 2008-2009 Herman
Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in
mathematical and computer sciences. Areas of active research in the
department include: algorithms, data mining, dynamical systems and
differential equations, high-performance computing, numerical
analysis, optimization, probability theory, statistics, and
supply-chain and operations management.

Fellows interact closely with department members but are free pursue
their own research.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. after September 2003 or should receive
one before the second half of 2008. One fellowship will be awarded
with a stipend between $95,000 and $115,000 (depending on area and

Applications must be received between October 15, 2007 and January 5,
2008. Complete details and the application procedure are available at

IBM is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer committed to
work-place diversity.


From: "Tim Phillips" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:44:30 +0100
Subject: Research Associate position at Cardiff University

Research Associate

School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences and School of
Mathematics, Cardiff University, UK

You will work on an interdisciplinary project entitled "Plate
Tectonics and Mantle Convection" funded by the Welsh Institute
of Mathematical and Computational Sciences. The principal aim of the
project is to advance modelling of mantle convection to simulate plate
tectonic behaviour in spherical geometry. You should have a PhD, or
be close to completion, in geophysics, applied mathematics,
engineering or equivalent. The ability to write numerical software is
essential. This post is fixed-term 2 years and 3 months.

Information about the position and application procedures can be found

For further details contact Professor T N Phillips, School of
Mathematics, at tel: 029 2087 4194 or by email at:

Closing Date: 17 October 2007


From: Siddhartha S Ghosh <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:26:07 -0400
Subject: Immediate Open Position for Consulting HPC users

The Consulting Services Group (CSG) under the Computer
Systems and Information Laboratory (CISL), NCAR, Boulder,
Colorado, US has an open position. The basic job function for
this position would be to provide technical consulting
on the use of the CISL's high performance computers to the UCAR
scientific computing community of more than 1,000 scientists and
programmers. Participates in team efforts in the Consulting Services
Group (CSG) and other groups within CISL to resolve difficult
application and related problems. Writes documentation for users of CISL
high performance systems. Provides appropriate training for users. Works
with CISL administrators, users, and developers as a team to provide
efficient utilization of CISL computational resources.

Required Education and Experience:
* Bachelor's degree in computer science, computational science, or other
physical science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; plus
* four to six years' progressive computing experience and/or education.

For further detail, please visit:
Please visit CISL web page for details on computational environment:
You may contact Juli Rew ( for questions on this position.


From: JCM <>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 21:54:34 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, Vol 25, 5(2007)

Journal of Computational Mathematics (JCM)

Volume 25, Number 5, September 2007

Zhong-Zhi Bai and Yong-Hua Gao
Modified Bernoulli Iteration Methods for Quadratic Matrix Equation.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 498-511.

Xiaoshan Chen and Wen Li
On the Rayleigh Quotient for Singular Values.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 512-521.

G.-D. Gu, X.-L. Zhou and Lei Lin
A Flexible Preconditioned Arnoldi Method for Shifted Linear Systems.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 522-530.

Zhongxiao Jia and Yuquan Sun
A QR Decomposition Based Solver for the Least Squares Problems from the
Minimal Residual Method for the Sylvester Equation.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 531-542.

An-Ping Liao and Yuan Lei
Optimal Approximate Solution of the Matrix Equation AXB=C Over Symmetric
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 543-552.

Yurui Lin and Linzhang Lu
Structures of Circulant Inverse M-matrices.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 553-560.

Yimin Wei, Huaian Diao and Sanzheng Qiao
Condition Number for Weighted Linear Least Squares Problem.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 561-572.

Yu-Jiang Wu and Ai-Li Yang
Incremental Unknowns for the Heat Equation with Time-Dependent
Coefficients: Semi-Implicit $\theta$-Schemes and their Stability.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 573-582.

Zhenyue Zhang, Hongyuan Zha and Wenlong Ying
Fast Parallelizable Methods for Computing Invariant Subspaces of Hermitian
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 583-594.

Musheng Wei and Qiaohua Liu
A Numerically Stable Block Modified Gram-Schmidt Algorithm for Solving
Stiff Weighted Least Squares Problems.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 595-619.

Haixia Liang and Erxiong Jiang
An Inverse Eigenvalue Problem for Jacobi Matrices.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 620-630.


From: Peter Olver <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:53:55 -0500
Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics v. 7 n. 3

Volume 7 Number 3
Foundations of Computational Mathematics

is now available on the SpringerLink web site at

"The Primal-Dual Second-Order Cone Approximations Algorithm for
Symmetric Cone Programming"
by Chek Beng Chua
Pages 271 - 302

"Trust-Region Methods on Riemannian Manifolds"
by P.-A. Absil, C.G. Baker, K.A. Gallivan
Pages 303 - 330

"Optimal Rates for the Regularized Least-Squares Algorithm"
by A. Caponnetto, E. Vito
Pages 331 - 368

"Direct and Inverse Sobolev Error Estimates for Scattered Data
Interpolation via Spherical Basis Functions"
by Francis J. Narcowich, Xingping Sun, Joseph D. Ward, Holger Wendland
Pages 369 - 390

End of NA Digest