NA Digest Monday, May 13, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 20

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From: "Lozier, Daniel W." <>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 15:14:51 -0400
Subject: Frank W.J. Olver (1924-2013)

Frank W.J. Olver (1924-2013)
by Daniel Lozier
12 May 2013

Frank W.J. Olver died in Rockville, Maryland, on April 23, 2013, at
the age of 88. He was a world-renowned applied mathematician and one
of the most widely recognized contemporary scholars in the
mathematical field of special functions.

Olver is particularly known for his comprehensive development of
powerful methods for generating uniform asymptotic approximations to
solutions of differential equations, i.e., functions that describe the
behavior of the solutions as the independent variable and a parameter
tend to infinity, and in the study of the particular solutions of
differential equations known as special functions (e.g., Bessel
functions, hypergeometric functions, Legendre functions). Having
witnessed the birth of the computer age firsthand as a colleague of
Alan Turing at NPL, Olver is also well known for his contributions to
the development and analysis of numerical methods for computing
special functions. This work and much else is documented in more than
100 publications, including the book Asymptotics and Special Functions
(Academic Press, 1974, reprinted by AK Peters in 1997).

The 1,074-page commemorative volume, Selected Papers of F.W.J. Olver,
was published in 2000 by World Scientific Publishing Co. In a review
of that volume, Drexel University Professor Emeritus Jet Wimp said
that the papers "exemplify a redoubtable mathematical talent, the work
of a man who has done more than almost anyone else in the 20th century
to bestow on the discipline of applied mathematics the elegance and
rigor that its earliest practitioners, such as Gauss and Laplace,
would have wished for it."

Frank is survived by his wife Claire, children Peter and Sally
(Sondergaard), and five grandchildren. Peter and his son Sheehan are
continuing the Olver tradition in mathematics. Peter is head of the
School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, and Sheehan is a
lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Sydney,
Australia. For further obituaries, including one by Peter, see


From: Wolfgang Bangerth <>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 06:35:27 -0500
Subject: Training videos on scientific computing and deal.II

At Texas A&M, I teach a graduate course where students from around
campus have to implement finite element programs for whatever they do
in their research, using the finite element library deal.II (see Prior to this semester, I had decided that I'm
going to record these lectures in a TV studio, and 40 of them -- some
25 hours in total -- are now online (hosted by youtube):

I had originally intended for these videos to be on deal.II only but
in the end decided to go big: there are lectures on which solver to
take, which preconditioners to use, adaptive mesh refinement, time
dependent problems, parallel computing, using tools such as Visit,
Paraview and Eclipse, debugging, etc -- in essence, all of the topics
one encounters in scientific computing.

I hope that these videos serve as a resource to those learning about
the practical aspects of scientific computing in general. Any feedback
is certainly welcome!


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 13:51:47 -0400
Subject: 2013 IBC Prize Announcement

Josef Dick and Friedrich Pillichshammer Win the 2013
Information-Based Complexity Prize

The recipients of the 2013 information-based complexity prize are
Josef Dick, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and
Friedrich Pillichshammer, Johannes Kepler University, Linz,
Austria.The prize consists of $3000 and will be divided between the
winners.Each winner will also receive a plaque which will be
presented at the Workshop on quasi-Monte Carlo methods in Linz,
Austria in October, 2013.

This annual prize is given for outstanding contributions to
information-based complexity.


From: "Landsberg, Sandy" <>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 20:27:00 -0400
Subject: US DOE Funding Opportunity: Data-Centric Science at Scale

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing
Research (ASCR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in
Applied Mathematics entitled "Mathematical and Statistical
Methodologies for DOE Data-Centric Science at Scale". This
announcement is open to universities, industry, non- profit
organizations, and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
(FFRDCs), including the DOE National Laboratories. Please share this
with your colleagues.

The university / industry announcement is here:
Under Search Criteria, select "Reference Number" and then enter

The DOE National Laboratory announcement, LAB 13-918, is here:
Scroll down and look to the right.

Pre-applications are required and are due by June 3, 2013, 5:00 PM
Eastern Time.


From: "Bernard Beauzamy" <>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 10:32:38 +0200
Subject: New Book, Probabilistic Information Transfer

I am glad to inform you that the book Probabilistic Information
Transfer, by Olga Zeydina and Bernard Beauzamy, is now available.

Short description:
In real life situations, one rarely has desirably detailed
information. It is sometimes incomplete, sometimes corrupted, or with
missing or erroneous data. Conversely, some pieces of information do
exist. Therefore, there is a natural wish: to try to use the existing
information in order to reconstruct some missing items. However, this
should be done with two constraints: First, one should not add any
artificial information, such as model assumptions (for instance, that
some growth is linear, or that some law is gaussian) ; Second, the
result should be of probabilistic nature: we do not want a precise
value for the reconstruction, but a probability law, which allows
estimation of the uncertainties. This is precisely the topic of this
book. We show how to "propagate" the information, from a place where
it exists to a place where we want to use it; this propagation
deteriorates with the distance, somewhat as a gravitational field
decreases with the distance. The book is organized in three parts: the
first part presents the basic rules, accessible with no specific
expertise in probabilities; the second presents the applications to
real world problems, and the third part gives the theory.

Fore more information, please see:


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 15:54:08 -0400
Subject: New Book, Recipes for Continuation

Announcing the May 1, 2013, publication by SIAM of
Recipes for Continuation, by Harry Dankowicz and Frank Schilder
2013 / xvi + 584 / Softcover / 978-1-611972-56-6 / List Price $99.00
/ Member Price $69.30 / Order Code CS11

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical
methodology of parameter continuation, the computational analysis of
families of solutions to nonlinear mathematical equations. It develops
a systematic formalism for constructing abstract representations of
continuation problems and for implementing these in an existing
computational platform.

Recipes for Continuation lends equal importance to theoretical rigor,
algorithm development, and software engineering. It contains extensive
and fully worked examples that illustrate the application of the
MATLAB-based Computational Continuation Core (COCO) to problems from
recent research literature that are relevant to dynamical system
models from mechanics, electronics, biology, economics, and

A large number of the exercises at the end of each chapter can be used
as self- study or for course assignments that range from reflections
on theoretical content to implementations in code of algorithms and
toolboxes that generalize the discussion in the book or the

It is intended for students and teachers of nonlinear dynamics and
engineering, as well as engineers and scientists engaged in modeling
and simulation, and is valuable to potential developers of
computational tools for analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,
please visit


From: Jonathan Weare <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 21:24:40 -0400
Subject: Midwest Numerical Analysis Day, USA, May 2013

The University of Chicago is the host of this year's Midwest Numerical
Analysis Day. This full-day event will bring together a wide
cross-section of the Midwest's numerical analysis and scientific
computing experts to share ideas and to communicate with regional
graduate students and postdocs.

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00am–7:00pm
Eckhart Hall, Room 133, 5734 South University Avenue


Invited Speakers
DAVID ANDERSON, University of Wisconsin—Madison
BISWA DATTA, Northern Illinois University
GREGORY FASSHAUER, Illinois Institute of Technology
FRED HICKERNELL, Illinois Institute of Technology
ROBERT KRASNY, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
DI LIU, Michigan State University
MITCHELL LUSKIN, University of Minnesota—Minneapolis
SEWOONG OH, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
ROBERT SKEEL, Purdue University
PETER SMEREKA, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

We encourage students and postdocs to submit posters. Submissions will
be accepted on a first-come, first-served, basis.

RYERSON 352 (the Barn) 1100 East 58th Street
Note: There are two entrances to Ryerson 352.


From: "Ainsworth, Mark" <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 09:43:53 -0400
Subject: Leslie Fox Prize Meeting, UK, Jun 2013

Presentations of the six finalists for the IMA Leslie Fox Prize
meeting will take place on Monday June 24th, 2013, in the Intl Centre
for Mathematical Sciences,, 15 South College
Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA, UK.

Finalists: Ingrid von Glehn (Oxford), Georges Klein (Fribourg),
Micheal Neilan (Pittsburgh), Martin Takac (Edinburgh), Alex Townsend
(Oxford), Andre Uschmajew (Lausanne).

A detailed programme may be found at

There is no fee charged to those wishing to attend the
meeting. However, the number of places is limited and available on a
'first come, first served' basis. Please complete and submit the
online registration form to reserve a place.

The timing of the meeting is designed to coordinate with the 25th
Biennial Numerical Analysis conference being held later in the week in


From: Carlo de Falco <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 13:43:24 -0400
Subject: Octave Conference Italy, Jun 2013

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the
Octave Conference 2013 [1] which will be held on June 24-25-26 2013 at

MOX Laboratory [2],
Department of Mathematics,
Politecnico di Milano,
Milano, Italy

GNU Octave [3] is a Free high-level environment for numerical
computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of a
wide range of linear and nonlinear problems which may be accessed via
an interpreted scripting language, mostly compatible with that of
Matlab, or via a C++ API.

OctConf 2013 is a great opportunity to meet Octave developers and
users from all over the world and to learn about current and future
directions in Octave development.

To register please go to:
Registration is free but mandatory as available places are limited.



From: "Frank E. Curtis" <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 15:09:50 -0400
Subject: MOPTA Conference, USA, Aug 2013

MOPTA Conference, Lehigh University, August 14-16, 2013

The thirteenth annual Modeling and OPtimization: Theory and
Applications (MOPTA) Conference will be held at Lehigh University,
Bethlehem, PA, USA, on August 14-16 (Wednesday to Friday), 2013.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Brian Denton (University of Michigan),
Abhijit Deshmukh (Purdue University), Omar Ghattas (University of
Texas at Austin), Ignacio Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon University),
Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo (University of Minnesota), Jorge Nocedal
(Northwestern University), Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo)

This is an invitation for session organizers, contributed talks, and
posters. If interested, then please contact: Frank E. Curtis


Current conference and program information is available at:

MOPTA aims at bringing together a diverse group of people from both
discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and
applied aspects. There will be a small number of invited plenary
talks from distinguished speakers as well as organized sessions and
contributed talks, spread over three days. Our target is to provide a
diverse set of exciting new developments from different areas of
optimization research while at the same time providing a setting which
will allow increased interaction among the participants. We aim to
bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied
communities in the framework of a medium-scale event who do not
usually have the chance to interact in larger meetings.


From: Thiab Taha <>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 17:05:36 -0400
Subject: IMACS World Congress, Spain, Aug 2013

This is a call for submission of Abstracts for
Date: August 26-30, 2013
Place: El Escorial, Spain

The main role of IMACS is to promote the research fields involved in
advanced simulations, where mathematics and new generation computers
are powerfully combined, in particular in recognizing new emerging

The topics of the IMACS World Congresses cover all those of interest
for this purpose, such as with for instance : Numerical Mathematics;
Computational Fluid Dynamics; Computational Linear Algebra and
Iterative Methods; Monte Carlo Methods; Numerical Grid Generation;
Modelling and Simulation; Applications in Engineering, Control,
Systems, Robotics; Applications in Biology, Medicine,Economics,
Ecology, Environment; Generic Methods for Modelling and Simulation;
Participatory Modelling; Interface of Numerical Solution of Ordinary
and Partial Differential Equations; Scientific Computing; Parallel and
Supercomputing; Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis; Information and
Decision Support Systems; System Modelling and Identification

as well as any other application relevant to Mathematics and Computers
in Simulation.

For more information:


From: Timo Heister <>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 02:41:24 -0500
Subject: deal.II Workshop, USA, Aug 2013

4th deal.II Users' and Developers' Workshop
College Station, TX, USA
August 19-22, 2013

deal.II is a widely used and flexible open source Finite Element
library featuring hp-methods, various finite element spaces,
multigrid, support for massively parallel computations, and more.

The aim and scope of this workshop is to present applications and
tools using deal.II, teach new and advanced features of the library,
and to discuss future directions for the library itself. We welcome
new users of the deal.II library to join us.

Conference website including registration information:

Deadline for registration: June 30, 2013

Support: A limited amount of domestic travel support is available
courtesy of the National Science Foundation. Please refer to the
website for more information.

To learn more about deal.II:

The organizers
Markus Buerg (Texas A&M University)
Timo Heister (Texas A&M University)
Matthias Maier (Heidelberg University)
Wolfgang Bangerth (Texas A&M University)


From: Chen Greif <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 18:11:57 -0400
Subject: Numerical linear algebra and optimization, Canada, Aug 2013

A workshop on numerical linear algebra and optimization will take
place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, on
August 8-10, 2013. The scope of the workshop is fairly broad,
involving the interplay between numerical linear algebra and
optimization, with special attention to optimization problems
involving eigenvalues and singular values. The workshop will honor
Michael Overton on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Please see the
conference website
for further details, including the list of confirmed invited speakers.

Support for the conference is gratefully acknowledged: the meeting is
hosted by PIMS (Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences), and is
also supported in part by NSF.

Early-career researchers and Ph.D. students are encouraged to
participate in the poster session (application deadline: June
15). Travel support will be available for those early-career
researchers and Ph.D. students who are from the US or Canada, and
participate in the poster session. Please see the web page for

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the workshop. We look forward to
seeing many of our friends and colleagues in August in Vancouver!

The organizers: Ioana Dumitriu, Chen Greif, Emre Mengi


From: Mara Paz Calvo <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 09:38:56 MET
Subject: SciCADE 2013, Valladolid, Spain, Sep 2013

This is an announcement of SciCADE 2013, the International Conference
on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations, to be held at
the University of Valladolid, Spain, September 16-20, 2013.

Those interested in giving a contributed talk should submit an
abstract through the web page of the conference

Deadline for Submission : May 31, 2013
Deadline for New Talent Award: May 31, 2013
Deadline for Early Registration : June 15, 2013
Deadline for John Butcher Prize: June 30, 2013

Confirmed invited speakers are:
Sergio Blanes, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Folkmar Bornemann, Technische Universität München, Germany
Marlis Hochbruck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ander Murua, Universidad del Paķs Vasco, Spain
Jianxian Qiu, Xiamen University, China
Robert D. Skeel, Purdue University, USA
Andrew Stuart, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

The list of accepted minisymposia and their organizers can be founded


From: LeocadioGonzlezCasado <>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 11:40:40 -0400
Subject: High-Performance Computing and Optimization, France, Oct 2013

The webpage of the workshop is at

High-performance computing is very important for optimization. Large
practical optimization problems unsolvable with a single computer due
to the limited time always exist. Therefore, high-performance
computers and distributed computing systems are very helpful. On the
other hand optimization is helpful to high-performance computing in a
broader scope allowing efficient exploitation of resources. This
workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in both
high-performance computing and optimization to discuss recent trend in
the area.

Topics: Parallel and distributed optimization algorithms; Parallel
global optimization; Parallel branch and bound; Parallel
metaheuristics; Parallel multicriteria optimization; Hierarchical
optimization algorithms; Efficient exploitation of parallel and
distributed systems; Optimization for cloud resource management;
Applications of parallel and distributed optimization

Important Dates
May 15: abstract (title, short abstract and authors) submission
deadline to
June 10: full paper (not more than 8 pages) submission deadline
at EDAS conference submission system
June 30: notification of acceptance
July 31: final manuscript submission at IEEE CPS system
October 28-30: 3PGCIC conference


From: Phan Thanh An <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 11:12:45 -0400
Subject: Advanced Computing and Applications, Vietnam, Oct 2013

International Conference on Advanced Computing and Applications (ACOMP
2013), October 23-25, 2013
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

Paper submission deadline: July 05, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2013

Track 1. Advances in Security and Information Systems
Track 2. Advances in Software Engineering
Track 3. Embedded Systems and VLSI Design
Track 4. High Performance Computing
Track 5. Image Processing and Visualization
Track 6. Scientific Computing

Full accepted papers will be published in Journal of Science and
Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology), ISSN: 0866
708X. Selected papers, after further revisions and extension of at
least 50% new material, will be considered for publication in special
issues of LNCS Transactions on Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered
Systems, ISSN: 1869-1994, Springer Verlag and International Journal of
Pervasive Computing and Communications, ISSN: 1742- 7371, Emerald


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 07:34:02 -0400
Subject: IMA Cryptography and Coding, UK, Dec 2013

14th IMA Cryptography and Coding
Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 December 2013
St. Anne's College, Oxford

The mathematical theory and practice of cryptography and coding
underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data
communication, processing and storage. Theoretical and practical
advances in the fields of cryptography and coding are therefore a key
factor in facilitating the growth of data communications and data
networks of various types. Thus, this fourteenth International
Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of
"Cryptography and Coding" is both timely and relevant.

Submission Deadline: 4 July 2013
Author Notification: 16 September 2013
Proceedings Version Deadline: 27 September 2013
Conference: 17 - 19 December 2013

Submissions should begin with a cover page containing title, a short
abstract, and a list of keywords. The body of the paper should be at
most 14 pages, excluding the title page with abstract, the
bibliography, and clearly marked appendices. Committee members are not
required to review appendices, so the paper should be intelligible and
self-contained within this length. The text should be in a single
column format, in at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable
margins. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.

For further details on the conference, including how to submit, visit

Alternatively, contact the IMA Conferences Department:
e-mail:, tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020


From: "McDaniel, Emily" <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 13:45:15 -0400
Subject: Robust Disc and Fast Solvers for Multi-Physics Models, USA, May 2014

ICERM is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications
for our Topical Workshop, "Robust Discretization and Fast Solvers for
Computable Multi-Physics Models",

Application forms can be found on the ICERM website at .

This workshop runs from May 12 - May 16, 2014.

Please use the online application listed above to apply. Any
questions can be directed to Lauren Barrows,


From: Yasemin Sengul <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 15:22:36 +0300
Subject: Instructor/Faculty Positions, Mathematics, Ozyegin Univ, Turkey


The Department of Mathematical and Natural Sciences as a part of the
Faculty of Engineering at Ozyegin University invites applications for
instructor/faculty positions in Mathematics starting in September

Selection will be based on excellent and innovative
teaching. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teach
undergraduate students, especially in the areas of engineering and
business. Depending on the candidateā€™s research capabilities faculty
positions will also be considered. For this, an outstanding research
potential is essential. Preference will be given to candidates working
in the areas of computational and applied mathematics.

A PhD degree in Mathematics is required. Excellent verbal and
communication skills are essential. A complete application includes a
cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
experience and teaching philosophy (and a research statement for
faculty position candidates), and a list of at least three
professional references with their contact information. Applicants
should clearly indicate the position(s) they apply to.

Ozyegin University is a private (foundation) university located in
Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The language of
education is English. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit
our website for more information. Currently,
Ozyegin University does not have a program in Mathematics.

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the
positions are filled. Applicants should send their applications
electronically to Dr. Yasemin Å˛engĆ¼l via


From: Carron Shankland <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 06:03:56 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Modelling, Stirling

Post-doctoral research assistant in computational modelling of
biological systems (2 year FTA)

Job number: SCH00213
Full time, Fixed Term Contract (expected dates 01/08/2013 - 31/07/2015)
Grade 6 £24,049 - £29,541
Closing date: 19 May 2013

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council-funded project
Improving Patient Outcome by Integrating the Generic with the
Personal, aims to develop a framework for mathematical and
computational modelling which can capture the synergistic,
spatio-temporal nature of an individual person and to use this to
recommend and monitor healthcare interventions. The specific disease
targetted in this project is glioma, or brain cancer. The PDRA will be
part of a multidisciplinary team to develop new
mathematical/computational models which are fast, accurate and

The PDRA at Stirling will model the dynamic aspects of cell response
in cancer progress and treatment. An individual-based modelling
approach will be used (specifically, process algebra).

More information on the post and the essential and desired criteria
are available at (Postdoctoral
Research Assistant). You can also apply here.

For informal enquiries, or to discuss how you might fit into our
project, please contact the project principal investigator, Dr Carron
Shankland (01786 467444,


From: Jan Zeman <>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 02:51:01 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Homogenization, CTU Prague

The Czech Technical University in Prague - University Center for
Energy Efficient Buildings offers a post-doctoral position in the
field of development of efficient solvers for homogenization o
periodic media utilizing Fast Fourier Transforms.

Start date: as soon as possible after 17 June 2013, until all
positions are filled Contract duration: until 30 June 2015 (with a
critical evaluation after the first year)

The Fellow will work on the development of efficient homogenization
algorithms for periodic media utilizing the Fast Fourier
Transform. This method was proposed by Moulinec and Suquet in 1994, as
an alternative to traditional finite element methods for pixel- and
voxel-based media, and found numerous applications later on. The
research activities in this topic will be based on recent results
obtained by the Mentor and Dr. Jaroslav Vond&#345;ejc during his
Ph.D. studies, which show that the original Moulinec-Suquet scheme is
equivalent to the finite element method with a specific choice of
basis functions. This opens interesting research directions in the
fields of numerical mathematics (related to theoretical aspects)
or/and in computational mechanics (with emphasis on applications).

Specific requirements: Depending on the scientific background of the
candidate, experience in numerical analysis and scientific computing,
or in computational mechanics and high-performance computations.

Additional details are available at


From: Michel Kern <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 18:00:12 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, HPC tokamak simulations, INRIA

Maison de la Simulation is inviting applications for a 12-month Inria
funded post-doctoral position in the domain of High Performance
Computing for tokamak simulations.

Candidates (with a PhD defended in 2012 or 2013) must have a
background on numerical schemes, plasma physics or computational fluid
dynamics as well as good knowledge of parallel computing and excellent
programming capabilities.

The successful candidate will work on a simulation platform aimed at
providing computational tools for large scale parallel simulation of
turbulence and MHD instabilities in tokamaks.

Further details can be found at

Applications (see above link for what is requested) should be sent to with a cc to no
later than June 10th, 2013.


From: "Ronan M. T. Fleming" <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 10:48:36 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Applied Optimization Theory, Univ of Luxembourg

Applications invited for a Postdoctoral position in Applied
Optimization Theory at The University of Luxembourg, within the
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB); to start as soon as
possible. An excellent opportunity to participate in an established
international collaboration led by Ronan Fleming, LCSB, Michael
Patriksson, Chalmers University and Michael Saunders, Stanford

A comprehensive understanding of, and evidence of primary research
within, Variational Analysis and Generalised Monotonicity is
essential. Experience with formulation of asymmetric variational
inequalities as minimization problems, amenable to efficient solution,
is desired. No knowledge of biology is expected, but a willingness to
work as part of an interdisciplinary team is essential.

Your role will be to develop and apply optimization theory and
continuous optimization algorithms for the study of systems of
biochemical reactions.More specifically, the development of novel
algorithms with proven convergence properties, tailored to support
deterministic computational modeling of stationary dynamics on
biochemical hypergraphs. Example biochemical hypergraphs:
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045635, doi:10.1038/nbt.2488.

Fixed-term contract for 1 year, may be extended up to 5 years. Very
competitive salary. For further information please visit


From: Hugh Blackburn <>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 10:46:02 +1000
Subject: Postdoc Position, Monash Univ, Melbourne

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available in a multi-national
research team investigating mechanisms of transition to turbulence in
rotation-dominated flows. This position will suit an established or
recent PhD graduate with advanced expertise in rotating flows. The
research fellow will undertake either experimental or
numerical/theoretical work, depending on background and expertise; we
plan to recruit an associated PhD student to work in the area which
complements the background of the research fellow. The job will be
based in Monash University, Melbourne, and would work with other
consortium members Swinburne University, Arizona State University and
IRPHE, Marseille. A successful candidate from a theoretical
background would investigate different aspects of transition to
turbulent flow in rotating systems using developments to an existing
simulation and analysis package. A successful candidate from an
experimental background would design and commission new equipment,
utilising our funding for specialised new laser flow diagnostics. Data
on transitions to turbulence will be obtained using the new apparatus
in Melbourne and the existing apparatus at Marseille. The project
provides funding to attend international conferences and also to
travel to work with international project partners. The position will
be funded for up to three years. For more information and details on
how to apply, please read the job description at Applications
close 31st May 2013.


From: Paul Ledger <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 09:26:53 +0100
Subject: Postdoc Postion, Computational Electromagnetics

EPSRC funding (U.K.) has recently been awarded for a large
collaborative project between the College of Engineering at Swansea
University, the School of Computer Science and Informatics and the
School of Mathematics both at Cardiff University. The project will
investigate the solution of the Maxwell inverse problems for a medical
imaging application and will involve several different strands
including theoretical analysis, numerical analysis and computational
techniques as well as scientific computing. The project is being led
by Dr P.D. Ledger (Engineering, Swansea) and Professors Brown
(Computer Science, Cardiff), Marletta (Mathematics, Cardiff) and
Walker (Computer Science, Cardiff).

At this time, a 2-year post-doctoral research officer position is
available on the development and implementation of computational
techniques for Maxwell’s equations and their associated inverse
problem at Swansea University. For further details on this position
and how to apply for this post please see


and select the post with reference AC00438. The closing date for this
position is 23rd May 2013.

If you have questions about this position please contact Dr Ledger,
his contact details are

Dr Ledger, College of Engineering, Swansea University
+44 (0) 1792 602554,


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 19:54:33 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 69 & 70

Applied Numerical Mathematics

Volume 69, Pages 1-78, July 2013

1. Consistent approximations of several geometric differential
operators and their convergence, Pages 1-12 Guoliang Xu

2. An inverse time-dependent source problem for the heat equation,
Pages 13-33 A. Hazanee, M.I. Ismailov, D. Lesnic, N.B. Kerimov

3. A moving least square reproducing polynomial meshless method, Pages
34-58 Rezvan Salehi, Mehdi Dehghan

4. The extrapolation of numerical eigenvalues by finite elements for
differential operators, Pages 59-72 Yidu Yang, Hai Bi, Sirui Li

5. An iterative algorithm for the stability analysis of dynamic
interval systems, Pages 73-77 Huinan Leng, Qi Zhang

Volume 70, Pages 1-80, August 2013

1. A gradient method for unconstrained optimization in noisy
environment, Pages 1-21 Natasa Krejic, Zorana Luzanin, Irena

2. Superlinearly convergent algorithms for the two-dimensional
space-time Caputo-Riesz fractional diffusion equation, Pages 22-41
Minghua Chen, Weihua Deng, Yujiang Wu

3. An approximation of semiconductor device of heat conduction by
mixed finite element method and characteristics-mixed finite element
method, Pages 42-57 Qing Yang, Yirang Yuan

4.Stabilized finite element discretization applied to an
operator-splitting method of population balance equations, Pages 58-79
Naveed Ahmed, Gunar Matthies, Lutz Tobiska

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