NA Digest Sunday, October 7, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 41

Today's Editor:
Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs

Submissions for NA Digest:

Mail to

Information via email about NA-NET:

Mail to


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 22:42:10 +0200
Subject: Obiturary: Carl-Erik Fröberg

Carl-Erik Fröberg, Lund Sweden, passed away on October 1 2007, aged 89.

Carl-Erik Fröberg was one of the computer pioneers in Sweden. He spent a
year in Princeton 1947, learning the secrets of the digital computer
directly from John von Neumann. He went home to Lund and got the first
generation computer SMIL operating in 1956. It was one of several
machines built on the design of the von Neumann Princeton computer.

He started the first Swedish University program in Numerical Analysis in
Lund. He wrote several books on numerical analysis and computer
programming, Algol, Cobol and APL. He took the initiative to the journal
BIT, and was its managing editor from the first issue 1961 all the way
to 1992, when the editorship was handed over to Åke Björck.


From: "Prof. T. Tang" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 00:42:05 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Feng Kang Prize

We are pleased to announce that the 7th Feng Kang Prize for 2007 has been
awarded to

Dr Xiao-Ping Wang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr Lin-Bo Zhang
Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Hong-Kai Zhao
University of California, Irvine

for their significant contributions in Computational Mathematics and
Computer Science.

Professor Zhong-Ci SHI, Chairman
The Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing
October 5, 2007


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 17:41:51 -0400
Subject: The John von Neumann Lecture - Deadline: October 15

The John von Neumann Lecture

Invitation for suggestions - DEADLINE APPROACHING: OCTOBER 15, 2007

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: "Janos D. Pinter" <>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 10:41:19 -0300
Subject: Webinar: Global Optimization Toolbox for Maple

Dear Colleague,

Maplesoft and I would like to invite you and your colleagues to
attend the following live webinar presentation.

Model Development and Optimization in Engineering Applications with
the Global Optimization Toolbox for Maple

Presenter: Janos D. Pinter, PCS Inc.

October 11, 2007: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Lecture abstract and weblink to register at


From: Andre Weideman <>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 10:57:39 -0400
Subject: South African Numerical and Applied Mathematics Symposium, Mar 2008

The 32nd South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics
(SANUM 2008) will be held at the University of Stellenbosch on
26 to 28 March, 2008.

Stellenbosch is an historic town set amid mountains in the winelands
near Cape Town.

Invitations to present plenary talks accepted at the time of writing:

Andrew Bassom (University of Western Australia)
Jeff Cash (Imperial College, London)
Rolf Jeltsch (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Tom Manteuffel (University of Colorado, Boulder)

More details are available on the conference web page:


From: "Michael J. Winckler" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 12:17:40 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Workshop "Scientific Computing and the Cultural Heritage", Nov 2007

"Scientific Computing and the Cultural Heritage"
SCCH 2007 Workshop, Nov 12-14 2007
Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg

This workshop provides an opportunity for researchers from both the
humanities and scientific computing to discuss and initiate new and
innovative interdisciplinary projects.

Focal points for the workshop include but are not limited to:

* Techniques and methods of scientific computing for the
preservation of the cultural heritage
* Presentation and discussion of innovative projects.
* Definition of current and future questions in the field and
stimulation of interdisciplinary collaboration

List of speakers includes

* Simona Fantacci (University of Perugia)
* Massimo Fornasier (RICAM Linz)
* Lothar Ledderose (University of Heidelberg)
* Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (miralab Genf)
* Martin Sauerbier (ETH Zürich)

The workshop consists of invited and contributed talks as well as
a presentation session for open and new projects.

See also the webpage
Registration for the workshop is open, deadline for registration:
November 8th, 2007


From: "Dr. Ruppa Thulasiram" <>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 21:23:14 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance, Apr 2008



The First Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance
(PDCoF08-Computational Finance - Friday, April 18, 2008)
to be held in conjunction with the
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
(IPDPS08) April 14-18, 2008, Miami, FL, USA

Please visit the conference website for scope, interests and other details:

Important Dates:
Paper submission due: October 23, 2007
Notification of acceptance: December 11, 2007
Camera-ready paper due: January 28, 2008


From: ISSAC 2008 <>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 19:42:09 +0200
Subject: Intl Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Jul 2008

ISSAC 2008
International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
Hagenberg, Austria, July 20-23, 2008

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. Planned activities include invited presentations, research
papers, poster sessions, tutorial courses, vendor exhibits and software


ISSAC 2008 will be held July 20 to 23, 2008 in Hagenberg near Linz, Austria
Deadline for submissions: January 14, 2008 (Midnight [24:00 EST])


Original research results and insightful analyses of current concerns are
solicited for submission. Submissions must not duplicate work published or
submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed by the program
committee and additional referees. Proceedings will be distributed at the
symposium. Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8 pages in the
standard format for ACM proceedings, or 20 to 22 pages of text in LaTeX
12pt article style.

To submit your contribution, please visit the paper submission page at Authors of accepted papers are expected
to present their work at the symposium.


From: "Hendrix, Eligius" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 14:04:44 +0200
Subject: Stochastic and Global Optimization (SAGO 2008), July 2008

Call for papers

Come to SAGO, the international workshop on stochastic and applied
global optimization

19-23 July 2008

The SAGO conference will be at an interesting venue, located in the
Kruger National Park. Hear about the latest advances in global
optimization and view giraffes, lions and elephants as well.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: March 15th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 5th , 2008
Deadline for early registration (reduced fee - 415 EUR ): April 15th, 2008
Deadline for last minute registration (445 EUR): May 31st, 2008
Discovery trip to Krugerpark: July 19th, 2008
Start conference: July 20th, 2008

SAGO will be held immediately after IFORS ,
abstract submissions close Dec. 15, 2007
Show your interest to SAGO and pre-register.


From: iglesias <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 08:01:48 +0200
Subject: 7th Intl Wksp on Computer Graphs and Geometric Modeling, Jun 2008

First Call for Papers

Seventh International Workshop on Computer Graphics and Geometric
Modeling, CGGM'2008
Krakow (Poland), June 23-25 2008
Conference web site:
Contact person: Andres Iglesias,


In the last few years, Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling have
become some of the most important and challenging areas of Computer
Science. This workshop solicits high-quality papers for presentation
describing original research results in Computer Graphics and
Geometric Modeling (see Topics below).

All accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. In addition, the accepted
papers will be scheduled for oral presentation. Submission implies
the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and
present the paper.

The workshop is a part of ICCS'08, the 2008 International Conference
on Computational Science to be held at Krakow (Poland), June 23-25
2008. The conference language will be English.


* December 22, 2007: Draft papers due
* March 1, 2008: Notification of Acceptance
* March 15, 2008: Camera Ready Papers
* March 1, 2008: Early registration opens
* June 23-25, 2008: ICCS 2008 conference in Krakow (Poland)


All accepted papers will be published as full papers by
Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series and will be
available for the delegates in printed form. In addition, all
accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentation.


For paper submission, please refer to the URL:

and follow the instructions indicated there.


From: Giovanni Righini <>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 15:09:31 +0200
Subject: Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, May 2008

Workshop announcement and call for papers
May 13-15, 2008 -- Gargnano, Italy

The Seventh CTW welcomes contributions on theory and applications
of discrete algorithms, graphs and combinatorial structures in the
wide sense. The workshop is especially intended to let doctoral
students and young researchers present the results of their research
activities in an a friendly and highly interactive atmosphere. The
number of parallel sessions is limited to two and each talk is
allotted half an hour.

The registration fee is:
- EUR 100 if the payment is received within March 28, 2008;
- EUR 125 afterwards.
The registration fee includes entry to all technical sessions,
coffee-breaks, social dinner
and one copy of the workshop program and abstracts.

To submit an extended abstract (3-4 pages), please refer to the
instructions on the website:

A special issue of "Networks" is planned, containing full papers
submitted by the participants.

- Extended abstracts submission: February 15, 2008.
- Acceptance notification: March 14, 2008
- Early registration: March 28, 2008.
- Workshop: May 13-15, 2008



From: Daoud S Daoud <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 00:39:32 -0400
Subject: Submission date extended - Add and Mult.Operator Splitting Special Issue

Please note: Submission date time is extended for the Special Issue: Additive
and Multiplicative Operator Splitting- International Journal of Computational
Science (IJCS)

Due to several requests, the last date for the submission of the manuscripts
to the special issue has been extended and the new submission date is
November 1, 2007.

Call for Papers: International Journal of Computational Science (IJCS)
Special Issue: Additive and Multiplicative Operator Splitting

Guest Editor: Daoud S Daoud

Introduction: Several time stepping methods have been introduced to
approximate the two or three dimensional parabolic equations (linear
or non linear) by the finite difference method, finite element or
other approximation methods. These time stepping methods treat the
space variables individually such as Alternating Direction Implicit
method. The concepts have been developed to present the fundamentals
of the Locally One Dimensional (LOD) or Fractional Splitting (FS)

The classical FS methods reduce and simplify the computing of multi
dimensional problem into fractional time steps according to each
spatial variable. So far, the studies have been motivated on improving
the accuracy and modifying the algorithm for better performance to
solve Multi Dimensional Time Dependent problems and to provide
parallelism for the solution with respect to each spatial variable
called Multiplicative Operator Splitting Method.

The most recent the trend in this area is to set up the Splitting
algorithm in order to Incorporate with the current development in the
Parallel Computation, this class of Splitting is named as Additive
Operator Splitting Methods. This trend has received great attention to
simplify the solution of engineering model problems such as, Maxwell’s
Equation, Fluid flow, Image Processing etc. In specific applications
the operator splitting increased the range of stability and in other
applications provides unconditional stable algorithms which enhanced
the advantages in addition to the simplicity of the algorithm for
solving multi dimensional problems. Also, the Operator splitting has
also been considered for solving linear or non linear algebraic linear
systems generated from multi dimensional problems. The algorithms are
also designed effectively to meet with the recent parallel
computational approaches. It is implicit with the subject of the
special issue that contributions should address the combination and
application of different Splitting Algorithms and concepts to solve
different problems of engineering applications. In contrast to
standard research in computational mathematics, also negative results
- e.g., a splitting shows reductions in the stability range, poor
performance for the solution of large sparse linear systems generated
from discretizations methods - are of considerable importance as well.

In summary, with this special issue we aim at high quality articles
from different areas related to Operator Splitting with Engineering
Application justified by Computational Results that give good examples
for carefully designed, well implemented and well analyzed splitting
algorithms for time dependent problems or solving algebraic linear

PAPER SUBMISSION: Researchers are invited to submit papers that make a
significant contribution to the field and that are ideally be between
10 and 20 pages long to Please use the subject
"Operator Splitting Special Issue Paper Submission". Every paper will
be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Source code and problem
instances should (if relevant) be made available on the Internet. It
is recommended to use the IJCS style files when preparing the submission.

Submission of papers: November 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2007
Camera-ready papers: January 15, 2008
Publication of the Special Issue: 3rd Quarter of 2008


From: Daniel B Szyld <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 11:53:13 -0400
Subject: Full Professor position at Temple University

Applications are invited for a senior faculty position, at the Full Professor
level, beginning Fall 2008 or later. The successful candidate is expected to:
(1) Have a strong and well-established research program.
(2) Be a well-recognized member of the profession, as evidenced, for example,
by awards, speaking invitations, and/or editorial work.
(3) Have a longstanding and continuing history of significant external
research funding.
(4) Be an excellent teacher at the graduate and undergraduate level,
able to develop new programs and courses for our students.
(5) Have a successful record of supervising Ph.D. students.
(6) Be qualified and ready to play a leadership role in the development of our

Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in the
following two areas:
(A) Computational Partial Differential Equations, and (B) Geometry.
However, exceptionally strong candidates in other fields will also be considered.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is
filled. Applications should include a CV and the AMS Cover Sheet for Academic
Employment, submitted online at Serious informal
inquiries about the position are also welcome; please contact the department
chair, Omar Hijab, at

Temple University is a state-related institution with a vibrant urban campus
and an enrollment of over 35,000 students. Temple is in the midst of a
multi-year plan of drastically increasing the size of its faculty. The
academic program is enhanced by the cultural and intellectual life of
Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest city and the second largest on the
East Coast.


From: Dominik Schoetzau <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 15:42:35 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of British Columbia

The Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia is seeking
outstanding candidates for at least three positions, subject to funding, at
the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, with a starting date of July 1,
2008. Exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor or Full Professor
level may be considered. Postdoctoral experience is normally expected.
Priority research areas are Analysis, Combinatorics/Discrete Mathematics,
Mathematical Finance, Partial Differential Equations, Probability, and
Scientific Computation. More detail on hiring priorities will be posted by
September 1, 2007 at In any event,
exceptional candidates in any area of mathematics may be considered. Joint
positions with other departments may also be possible.

The successful applicant is expected to work in an area of interest to
current faculty, to interact with related groups in the Department and to
have demonstrated interest and ability in teaching. The salary will be
commensurate with experience and research record.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as described at:

Alternatively, applicants may send a current CV including a list of
publications, statement of research and teaching interests, a teaching
dossier or similar record of teaching experience, and should arrange for
three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Chair, Departmental Committee on Appointments
Department of Mathematics, #121-1984 Mathematics Road
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z2

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by
November 20, 2007.

The Department is one of the leading Mathematics Departments in Canada and
has strong connections with other mathematical institutes, such as the
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Mathematics of
Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), Banff International
Research Station (BIRS), and the UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM).
For more information see

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply;
however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


From: Andy Philpott <>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:58:31 +1200
Subject: Two positions at Univ. Auckland

Position 1: Research/teaching position at the University of Auckland

The Department of Engineering Science and the Auckland Bioengineering
Institute wish to appoint a new lecturer. This position, will be held
jointly in the Department and the Institute, and will be permanent but
with reduced teaching responsibilities, because it is seen primarily as
a research position.

The Institute is involved with experimentally-based mathematical
modelling, and associated instrumentation development, across a number
of organ systems of the body and across multiple spatial scales from
protein pathways to the integrative functions of intact organ and organ
systems (see

The Department (see focuses on mathematical
modelling, and its application to problems in solid and fluid mechanics
and operations research, and has teaching responsibilities in
mathematics to students in all disciplines in the School of Engineering.

We are looking for someone with demonstrated research potential and
leadership skills to work either in currently active areas of Institute
research or new areas relevant to the long term bioengineering research
goals of the Institute.

Information about the position and application procedures can be found
at (under position A660-07I).

For further details contact Professor Andy Philpott at:
or Professor Peter Hunter at:

Closing Date: 2 November 2007

Position 2: Lecturing position at the University of Auckland

The Department of Engineering Science is looking for someone with
demonstrated research and teaching ability in fluid dynamics who can
also lecture in mathematical modelling and computational techniques.
Applicants with interests in computational fluid dynamics or broader
interests in solid and fluid mechanics are encouraged to apply. The
position is for a fixed term of three years.

Information about the position and application procedures can be found
at (under position A665-07I).

For further enquiries contact Professor Andy Philpott, by email at:

Closing Date: 2 November 2007


From: Christie Franklin <>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 15:44:44 -0600
Subject: 5 Tenure-Track Positions, Colorado State Univ, Dept of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University is seeking
applicants for five tenure-track positions. For details, visit:


From: Stephen Joe <>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:02:53 +1300
Subject: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions at University of Waikato, New Zealand

LOCATION: Hamilton, New Zealand

We wish to invite applications for two positions as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
in Mathematics.

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Waikato has been ranked
first in the subject of Pure and Applied Mathematics in all previous rounds of
the National PBRF research assessment exercise.

The successful applicants will have a PhD in Mathematics, or equivalent, and
will have demonstrated the ability to sustain a successful teaching and
research career. The appointees will be expected to contribute to the
department's undergraduate and graduate teaching programme. Preference is for
one appointment in Pure Mathematics and the other in Applied Mathematics;
however all applications will be given full consideration.

The current salary range for Lecturers is NZ$59,807 to $73,020 per year and
for Senior Lecturers is NZ$74,860 to $100,409 per year, depending on
qualifications, skills and experience.

Further information about the Department of Mathematics is available at
Enquiries of an academic nature may be made to the Chairperson of Department,
Associate Professor Stephen Joe, email:

Applications close on Friday, 16 November 2007.

Applications should be made on the University of Waikato Application Form
available from our website or contact HRM -
email:, telephone +64 7 838 4003, facsimile +64 7 856 0135.
The University is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.


From: "Zhu, Jianping" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:20:50 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Texas at Arlington

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington
invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions
beginning September 1, 2008 subject to available funding. Tenured
appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor may be
considered for exceptional candidates with a strong record of external
funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The minimum qualifications are an earned
Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or mathematics education. At least two
years of experience beyond the Ph.D. is preferable.

Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and a strong potential
for external funding are essential. While outstanding applicants from
all mathematical research areas will be considered, preference will be
given to those with significant research and scholarly accomplishments
in statistics, operations research/combinatorics, algebra/algebraic
geometry, or differential equations. For more details, visit the
Department web page at


From: Daniel B Szyld <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 11:51:06 -0400
Subject: Assistant Professor position at Temple University

Temple University. Department of Mathematics. Assistant Professor.

Applications are invited for a junior tenure-track faculty position
beginning in Fall 2008, at the Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous research program,
to be currently funded or have strong funding potential, and to teach
graduate as well as undergraduate students. The current search is primarily
in the following two research areas:
(A) Computational Partial Differential Equations
and (B) Geometry.
Exceptional candidates in other areas will also be considered.
Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. degree by the time the appointment
begins and are expected to present evidence of excellence in research and

Temple University is a state-related institution with a vibrant
urban campus and an enrollment of over 35,000 students. The academic program
is enhanced by the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia, the
nation's fifth largest city and the second largest on the east coast.

Applications should include the standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic
Employment, curriculum vita, a statement about current and future research,
a statement on teaching experience, evidence of teaching excellence, at least
three letters of reference addressing research, and one letter of reference
addressing teaching. All application materials must be submitted online at


From: "Fred J. Hickernell" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:10:55 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology

The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT invites applications for
an early career tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August
2008. In addition, a senior tenured appointment may be considered
for candidates with exceptional research and funding records.

The successful candidate must have earned a PhD degree, demonstrated
the potential for outstanding research and be dedicated to excellent
teaching. We are keenly interested in candidates with broad
interests who will collaborate with other colleagues in applied
mathematics and related disciplines.

The Department of Applied Mathematics currently consists of 14
tenured/tenure-track faculty. Our mission is: i) to undertake top-
rate research in applied analysis, computational mathematics,
discrete applied mathematics, and stochastics, and ii) to provide
quality education at the BS through PhD levels to both our applied
mathematics students and those in other disciplines who need applied
mathematics. Our departmental and institutional culture promotes
mutually beneficial collaborations, such as the Masters of
Mathematical Finance offered in partnership with the Stuart School of
Business and the PhD in Collegiate Mathematics Education offered in
partnership with the Mathematics and Science Education Department.
Our research is funded by a number of external sources, including
NSF, NSA and commercial firms.

With a very diverse student body of over 6,000, IIT is a private,
Ph.D.-granting university with programs in engineering, science,
psychology, architecture, business, design and law. IIT is located
in a city-park like campus designed by the influential 20th-century
architect Mies van der Rohe in the heart of the vibrant city of
Chicago. Further information about IIT and the Department of Applied
Mathematics can be found at

To apply please submit the following through MathJobs
( a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and
succinct teaching and research statements. At least four
confidential reference letters (one addressing teaching
effectiveness) should also be submitted through MathJobs. Questions
regarding this position may be addressed to Fred J. Hickernell,
Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics,,
(312) 567-8983.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2007 and on a
continuing basis until the position is filled. We especially
encourage applications from women and under-represented groups. IIT
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


From: "Wing Chan (Miss)" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 23:10:50 -0400
Subject: Recruitment: Assistant Professor in Mathematics (PR069/07-08) - HKBU

Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor (PR069/07-08)

The Department of Mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University invites
application for an Assistant Professor position in Statistics, Operations
Research, Applied Mathematics, or an area which complements the department¡¦
s research profile. Candidates with substantial teaching and research
experience may exceptionally be considered for appointment at a higher rank.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD Degree and a record of strong
research. Teaching experience is preferred. He/She is expected to be an
energetic and motivated person who would participate actively in current
research and teaching programmes of the department.

Terms of appointment:
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits include University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme
and/or a contract-end gratuity, annual leave, medical & dental benefits for
appointee and family and housing assistance where applicable. Appointment
will be made initially on contract basis for two/three years commencing
September 2008. Re-appointment on a longer term or substantiation
thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide
an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application forms which are
obtainable (a) by downloading from: []; or (b)
by fax at 3411-7799 (local line only); or (c) in person from the Personnel
Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, Level 7, Shaw Tower, 34 Renfrew Road,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Completed application form should be sent
to the same address. Applicants are requested to send in their statements
of research plans and teaching interests (maximum 2 pages for each
statement), three samples of their most recent publications and request
three referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel
Office direct. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Details of
the University¡¦s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post
advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms &
conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing Date: 28 February 2008 (or until the position is filled)


From: Matthias Gobbert <>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 17:09:43 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC invites applications
for a tenure-track faculty position in the Mathematical Sciences
at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in Fall 2008.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in mathematics or a
related field, have an active, independent research program, strong
potential to obtain external funding, and a commitment to excellence in

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to conduct
interdisciplinary research with applications in life sciences, as well as
those who are able interact with existing faculty in the department.
Current research areas represented in the department include stochastic
processes, numerical analysis, differential equations, optimization,
mathematical modeling and statistics with applications in biological and
environmental sciences and engineering.

The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in applied mathematics and
in statistics. For more information, see our website at

Applicants should send their vita, a summary of their current research
program, a teaching statement, and also arrange to have three letters of
reference sent to: Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. The screening
applicants will commence November 1, 2007 and will continue until the
position is filled.

UMBC has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the participation and success of
women in science and engineering careers.
Applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities are
especially encouraged. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Please see for more information.


From: Suvranu De <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 23:20:56 -0400
Subject: Postdoctoral position in virtual surgery at RPI

Position: Postdoctoral position on virtual surgery
Location: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY (USA)
Contact: Professor Suvranu De (

Brief description:
The Advanced Computational Research Laboratory (,
affiliated with the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear
Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA invites
applications for a postdoctoral position to work on virtual surgery.

The goal of this research, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical
Imaging and Bioengineering of the NIH, is to develop real time computer
simulation technology that will vastly improve how surgeons are trained to
perform surgery. This technology is based on advanced computational algorithms
and physical modeling.

Desired background:

We are looking for exceptionally talented individuals with some or all of the
desired qualifications :
# Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related field .
# Strong background in Computer Graphics. Specific knowledge in real time
rendering is a plus.
# Excellent programming skills especially in C++
# Experience in developing applications for virtual environments involving
# Experience with GPU
# Background in high performance scientific computations
# Experience in developing 3D interactive applications using OpenGl
# Sound background in physics-based modeling
# Soft tissue biomechanics (experiment and modeling)
# Simulator design, validation and testing

Please contact Professor Suvranu De ( with (1) CV, (2) 3
representative publications and (3) names of three references.


From: PLOURABOUE Franck <>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:15:04 +0200
Subject: Post-doc position in bio-mathematics at IMFT, Toulouse, France


The Institute of Fluid mechanics is a mixed CNRS unity (joining two
scientific University in Toulouse) of research excellence in the area
of Fluid Mechanics, porous media and applyed mathematics :

Positions would start on or after January 1st, 2008.
Deadline : November the 17th, 2007.
This offer is reserved to non-French, less than 35 years old people.

CONTEXT: Micro-vascularisation is a fundamental topic in various
physiological contexts because it plays a major role in the metabolic
supply, growth and development of tissues. This is true for normal
tissues but also in pathological context, especially for tumor for
which it is now widely admitted that vascular switch is the key step
in cancer malignity. Nevertheless, a quantitative understanding of
the relationship between the complex 3D micro-vascular structure and
metabolic supply at the cell scale is very far from present knowledge.
A key step toward this goal is the possibility of a quantitative
estimate of 3D micro-vascular structures in tissues recently performed
in our team. The understanding of the coupling between metabolic blood
supply, transport and consumption in tissues is nevertheless an
ambitious issue in such complicated network. The purpose of this
post-doc is to progress in two directions on the bio-mathematical
tools that have to be settled for addressing those problems.

OBJECTIVES: The goal of this post-doc position is first to develop a
mixed formulation finite element code for handling 2D complex
configuration of coupled transport in tube bundles. This code could
be used to analyze the complete transport problems and systematically
investigate the influence of parameters such as the ratio of tube
diameters to tube spacing, porosity, the Péclet number, etc.. This
first investigation could be compared with asymptotic limit of small
and large Péclet number, small porosity. Furthermore, this tool could
be used for the derivation of compartmental models. In a second step
the project is to develop a 3D code for non-translationally invariant
configurations. Our aim is to develop a domain decomposition technique
using a boundary integral method to avoid meshing the 3D tissue

Additional benefits of the position include travel opportunities,
access to state-of-the-art micro-vascular data bases, high-performance
workstations, and access to real-life applications through fruitful
collaborations in a very active research program.

- Experience in mathematical, computational, and theoretical modeling.
- Scientific computing : Finite element, boundary elements, domain
- Experience working effectively in a team effort.
- Excellent written skills as demonstrated by publication record.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with researchers

For more information on the position please contact :
Franck Plouraboue :, tel: (011 33)
Charles Pierre :, tel: (011 33) 5 59 40 75 27
or read


From: "Folkmar Bornemann" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 18:20:26 +0200
Subject: Postdoc position in Scientific Computing at TU Munich

A postdoc position will be available at the research unit for
numerical analysis and scientific computing (M3) of the center
for mathematical sciences, Technical University of Munich, led
by Folkmar Bornemann. This post is available from October 16,
2007, but a later start date would be possible. This position
is initially for one year, but can be extended for up to
another four years.

M3 is looking for a bright, motivated person with a good
research background. The applicant would be expected to join
existing projects in numerical differential equations and
applications, in particular multiscale and large problems, but
should be able to also work independently. There is a teaching
duty of five hours per week during semester terms. The applicant
would be expected to fluently teach in English; command of the
German language is no prerequisite whatsoever.

Additional benefits of the position include a competitive
salary at the level of TV-L 13 (approximately 40.000 EUR per
year), travel opportunities, access to state-of-the-art
computational facilities, and access to real-life applications
in science and engineering through fruitful collaborations on
the very active research grounds of the Garching campus (hosting
mathematics, computer science, engineering, and science faculties
of TU Munich, several Max-Planck research institutes, and the
European research center of GE).

To apply please send a detailed CV together with a letter of
motivation to the address given below. Applications are welcome
until the position is filled.


From: "Cai, Wei" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 21:23:25 -0400
Subject: Post doc position in computational biophysics, UNC Charlotte

A post doctoral position in computational biophysics is available at
the University of North Carolina Charlotte to work in a NIH funded
project on electrostatic interactions in biomolecular simulations.
Our group includes two biophysicists Dr. Donald Jacobs, Andriy
Baumketner, , and two applied
mathematicians Dr. Shaozhong Deng and Wei cai,, and
graduate students. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable
up to four years upon satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. The
work will involve code development and biomolecular simulations with
fast multipole method and newly developed image charge techniques by
our group as a module compatible with GROMACS.

The successful candidate will possess:
* Solid background in statistical physics and methods of computer
* Good knowledge of C/C++

Preference will be given to persons who have previous experience in
coding software that interfaces with GROMACS. Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a CV, list of publications and three references to:

Prof. Wei Cai,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard,
Charlotte, NC 28223, USA


From: Christian Bischof <>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:59:25 +0200
Subject: Research Associate, Computing & Communication, RWTH Aachen Univ

We are looking to fill a position in the context of the Virtual
Institute for High-Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS), see

You should have completed a master or diploma degree in a technical or
scientific field and should have experience with at least one
programming language such as C++, C, or Fortran and with parallel
programming (MPI, multithreading or OpenMP). Experience with tools for
parallel performance analysis and debugging is advantageous. You should
also enjoy presenting your work to others.

VI-HPS aims to increase programming productivity on supercomputers
through tools for performance monitoring and analysis. Your task would
be to evaluate such tools in the context of applications on
high-performance computers, in close cooperation with our project
partners. In addition, you will propagate the use of these tools and
support users with their use. You will be part of a team that has many
years of experience with HPC, in particular with respect to code
optimization and parallelization. For more background, see also

RWTH Aachen University is also heavily investing in computational
science, with new degree programs as well as innovative graduate schools
for excellent students, and your work will be instrumental in bringing
HPC to bear on the cutting-edge problems tackled in the
interdisciplinary research culture at this university.

The position is open as of Januar 1, 2008 for an initial contract of a
year with the possibility of extension for another two years and will be
paid according to the E 13 TV-L pay scale.

Inquiries or applications should be directed to Dieter an Mey via email
to or hardcopy to Center for Computing and
Communication, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany.

The official (German) version of this ad can be found at


From: Petra Hildebrand <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 10:44:45 +0200
Subject: 3 Positions Research Assistant, Numerical Analysis, University of Ulm

Am Institut für Numerische Mathematik der Universität Ulm sind zum

3 Stellen E13 (Voll- und Teilzeit) Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen

mit der Möglichkeit zur Promotion befristet zu besetzen.

Vorausgesetzt wird ein mit sehr gutem Erfolg abgeschlossenes
Studium der Mathematik oder einer ähnlichen Ausrichtung (z.B.
Physik, Informatik) vertiefte Kenntnisse im Bereich Numerik,
insbesondere Numerik partieller Differentialgleichungen oder
Numerische Optimierung. Informationen über das Institut findet man

Kenntnisse der Deutschen Sprache sind erforderlich.

Interessierte werden gebeten, ihre aussagekräftigen
Bewerbungsunterlagen (Zeugniskopien, Lebenslauf, Lichtbild) bis zum
28.10.2007 zu senden an:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Urban, Prof. Dr. Stefan Funken
Universität Ulm
Institut für Numerische Mathematik
Helmholtzstraße 18
89069 Ulm
Tel.: +49-731-502-3535
Fax.: +49-731-502-3548


From: "Badih Ghusayni" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 14:27:26 +0300
Subject: Contents, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer SCience

International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contents of Vol. 2, No. 3, 2007

Albert Muthumalai, Indra Rajasingh, Bharati Rajan, Helda Mercy, Embedding of
and into Arbitrary Trees................................................191

S. A. Mariadoss, Graceful Graphs using Perfect Numbers............199

Bharati Rajan, Indra Rajasingh, Kins Yenoke, Paul Manuel, Radio Number
of Graphs with Small Diameter....................209

Indra Rajasingh, Bharati Rajan, M. Arockiaraj, Paul Manuel, The 2-Disjoint
Path Problem for Circulant Digraphs....................221

A. Nagoorgani, V. T. Chandrasekaran, An Algorithm on Domination Number
of a Graph............................231

Paul Manuel, Indra Rajasingh, Bharati Rajan, R. Prabha, Uniform Integrity
of Graphs.............................237

B. Gayathri, M. Tamil Selvi, M. Duraisamy, (k,d)-Super Mean Labeling of
Some Graphs..........................245

B. Gayathri, K. Amuthavalli, k-Odd Mean Labeling of Crown Graphs......253

B. Gayathri, M. Duraisamy, M. Tamil Selvi, Even Edge Graceful Labeling of
Complete m-ary Trees .......................261

Kalim Qureshi, Paul Manuel, Ozgur Sinanoglu, The Intertwinement of Pre-task
Assignment with Decentralized Resource Management Strategy for Heterogeneous
Distributed Systems.........................269

End of NA Digest