NA Digest Sunday, February 5, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 06

Today's Editor:
Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs
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From: "Daniel S. Katz" <d.katz@ieee.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 10:23:38 -0800
Subject: Parallel code for separable non-linear least squares?

Hi,

I'm looking for a parallel code that solves a separable non-linear least
squares problem. I'm currently using the dnsf routine from the port
library, but the problem size is growing, and I would like to use a
parallel library if possible, and would rather not have to try to
parallelize this, if someone else has already done so, or has an
equivalent parallel library. Any information on this topic is welcome.

Thanks,
Dan

--
Daniel S. Katz Daniel.S.Katz@jpl.nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory or d.katz@ieee.org
California Institute of Technology or dsk@computer.org
Mail Stop 126-104 (818) 354-7359 (voice)
4800 Oak Grove Drive (818) 393-6141 (fax)
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 http://pat.jpl.nasa.gov/public/dsk/

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From: Francois PELLEGRINI <pelegrin@labri.fr>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 19:32:35 +0100
Subject: Scotch 4.0 is now available as LGPL'ed free software

We announce the release, as free LGPL'ed software, of version 4.0 of the
SCOTCH software package and library for graph, mesh and hypergraph
partitioning, static mapping, and sparse matrix block ordering.

SCOTCH is a project carried out at the Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en
Informatique (LaBRI) of the Universite Bordeaux I, within the ParaDis team.
It is part of project ScAlApplix of INRIA Futurs. Its goal is to apply graph
theory, with a ``divide and conquer'' approach, to scientific computing
problems such as graph partitioning, static mapping, and sparse matrix
ordering.

Scotch can be freely downloaded, under the terms of the GNU LGPL license.
To ease the development, diffusion, and circulation of information regarding
the SCOTCH project, most of its resources are now hosted on the InriaGforge
platform provided by INRIA. Please refer to the SCOTCH web page at :

http://www.labri.fr/~pelegrin/scotch/

for more information. People interested in the SCOTCH project are welcome to
subscribe to the "scotch-announces" mailing list at :

http://lists.gforge.inria.fr/mailman/listinfo/scotch-announces

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From: Heike Pahlisch <pahlisch@mathematik.hu-berlin.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:17:14 +0100
Subject: MATHEON Workshop, Feb 2, 2006 (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)

MATHEON Workshop on Computational Partial Differential Equations
at Humboldt University Berlin, Institute of Mathematics
Berlin, 02.02.2006

Organizers:
- Susanne Brenner (University of South Carolina)
- Carsten Carstensen (Humboldt University of Berlin)
- Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI Leipzig)
- Ralf Kornhuber (FU Berlin)
- Harry Yserentant (TU Berlin)

Lectures of
- Bernardi,Christine: Mortar finite element discretization of
underground flows in nonhomogeneous media
- Boffi, Daniele: On the discrete compactness of hp edge finite elements
- Elliott, Charlie: Finite elements on evolving surfaces
- Hackbusch, Wolfgang: Hierarchical and related matrices - local and
global approximations
- Kornhuber, Ralf: Non-smooth Newton methods for the Cahn-Hilliard
equation with obstacle potential
- Larsson, Stig: Discretization of an integro-differential equation
modeling dynamic fractional order viscoelasticity
- Sauter, Stefan: On the acoustic single layer potential: stabilization
and Fourier analysis

For further information:
http://www.math.hu-berlin.de/~cc/Matheon-Workshop-2006.html

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From: I G Graham <igg@maths.bath.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 18:29:29 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Workshop on Computation of Flow and Transport, Jun 06

WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATION OF FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA
REGISTRATION AND BURSARIES FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS
Bath Institute for Complex Systems
University of Bath, United Kingdom
19th and 20th June 2006

Registration for this workshop is now open at the page:
http://www.bath.ac.uk/math-sci/bics/CompFlow/

This is a non-profit making workshop and the registration fee of 90
pounds is to cover all meals and accommodation during the event.
Delegates who wish to attend for part of the event are also welcome
to register.

We are also happy to announce bursaries to help research students
attend the workshop. Each bursary will cover the cost of
accommodation and meals for two days and one night (19th/20th
June). Interested research students can indicate that they wish to be
considered for a bursary when they complete the form on the
registration page at the web location below. Unfortunately, bursaries
are not normally available for travel expenses.

There are no nationality or residence restrictions for bursaries but
the total number of students who can be supported is limited. In
order to maximise their chances of obtaining financial support,
interested students should register as soon as possible and
preferably by 31st March 2006.

Confirmed invited speakers at the workshop are: J. Aarnes
(SINTEF,Oslo), M. Ainsworth (Strathclyde), P. Bastian (Heidelberg),
K.A. Cliffe (Nottingham), C. Farmer (Schlumberger), P. Houston
(Nottingham), R. Masson (IFP,Paris), F. Nataf (Ecole Polytechnique),
D.A.S. Rees (Bath), D. Silvester (Manchester), K. Vuik (Delft),
M.F. Wheeler (Austin).

Scientific Enquiries: Ivan Graham (I.G.Graham@bath.ac.uk) or Rob
Scheichl (R.Scheichl@bath.ac.uk)

Administrative enquiries: bics@maths.bath.ac.uk

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From: Iain Duff <I.Duff@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 18:20:06 GMT
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, Jun 06

Sparse Days at CERFACS

After the excitement of hosting CSC'05 last year, we return to our normal
pattern of holding our regular meeting "Sparse Days at CERFACS". This meeting
will start mid-morning on Thursday June 15th and finish mid-afternoon on
the 16th. The main theme this year will be on "optimization".

With the growing sophistication of optimization problems due to the use of
complex physical models, general-purpose optimization software is being
applied to problems that are larger and harder than ever before.
We expect contributions related to state-of-the-art general-purpose
optimization methods for large-scale problems. In particular, we encourage
talks on solution methods for discretized optimization problems arising
from partial differential equations.

People wanting to speak should email Serge Gratton (gratton@cerfacs.fr) with
a title and abstract. We do not want to have parallel sessions so
we will not necessarily be able to accept all submissions. A poster session
will be available and should let us know if you would prefer this mode
of presentation.

As usual there will be no registration fee, although you should register
beforehand with Nicole Boutet (boutet@cerfacs.fr), partly for
organizational purposes but also so that we can get a pass for you to
come on site! You should also let Nicole know if you want to stay in the
very cheap (but very adequate) on-site accommodation.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (one page of A4) and for requesting
cheap accommodation is May 19th.

Iain Duff

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From: cmam <cmam@im.bas-net.by>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 16:59:29 +0200
Subject: Announcing the 3rd CMAM Conference, Jun 07

Conference in Belarus on Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to the 3rd International
Conference on Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics: CMAM-3.
June 26 - 30, 2007, Minsk, BELARUS

Conference Organizers
Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of the
Belarus Republic

Aims
The Conference will be under the aegis of the journal "Computational methods
in applied mathematics" and focus on various aspects of mathematical modeling
and numerical methods for approximate solution of problems arising in science
and engineering. Its scope coincides with the scope of the journal: numerical
methods for initial and boundary value problems for differential and integral
equations appearing in applied mathematics and mathematical physics. It aims,
in particular, at fostering cooperation between researchers working in the
area of theoretical numerical analysis and applications to modeling,
simulation, and scientific computing. Another goal of the CMAM meetings is to
improve existing contacts and to establish new ones between scientists from
the West and the East. Working language of the Conference is English.

Basic topics
Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of mathematical physics;
Application of numerical methods to engineering problems;
Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications;
Adaptive finite element methods and applications

The scientific program includes invited plenary talks, semi-lectures and
contributed talks. Special sessions (mini-symposia) will be held on selected
topics of a great current interest. We also invite participants to organize
mini-symposiums. The format for a mini-symposium might be a principal lecture
and a number of contributed talks given by other speakers. The mini-symposia
will be scheduled in parallel sessions.

Registration: via WWW
Information: www.cmam.info/conferences
Contact: cmam@im.bas-net.by

With best regards
Peter Matus

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From: Beatrice Meini <meini@dm.unipi.it>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 14:15:03 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Call for papers, Tools for Stuctured Markov Chains workshop, Oct 06

TOOLS FOR SOLVING STRUCTURED MARKOV CHAINS
(SMCTOOLS - www.smctools.org)

Workshop organized within VALUETOOLS 2006 (www.valuetools.org)
Pisa, Italy / October 10, 2006

WORKSHOP Co-Chairs:
Beatrice Meini, University of Pisa, Italy
Benny Van Houdt, University of Antwerp, Belgium

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Nail Akar V. Ramaswami
Dario Bini Evgenia Smirni
Tugrul Dayar Mark Squillante
Winfried Grassmann William Stewart
Udo Krieger Tetsuya Takine
Guy Latouche Miklos Telek
Marcel Neuts Qi-Yang Ye

SCOPE:
Performance evaluation methodologies based on structured Markov chains
have taken a more prominent role over the last two decades. During this
time, due to the strong exploitation of the involved structures, the
techniques used to assess the performance measures of interest have
advanced significantly in terms of their efficiency, while becoming more
complex at the same time. This increased complexity often acts as an
opposing force to a more wide spread use of these advanced methodologies.
Making these novel techniques more accessible via a set of software tools
is therefore essential to further promote their integration in the system
design. This workshop solicits papers on software tools for solving
structured Markov chains.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper Submission Deadline: May 20, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2006
Camera Ready Papers Due: July 10, 2006

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From: Karol Mikula <mikula@vox.svf.stuba.sk>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 14:22:15 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Computational Advances in Evolving Curves and Surfaces, Jul 06

Call for participation and papers
COMPUTATIONAL ADVANCES IN EVOLVING CURVES AND SURFACES

A minisymposium at the Seventh World Congress on Computational Mechanics
(WCCM 2006), July 16 - 22, 2006, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
http://www.wccm2006.northwestern.edu
http://www.wccm2006.northwestern.edu/minisymposia_detail.html?mspid=158&mode=view

Dynamic interfaces and moving (free) boundaries arise in a broad range of
applications as material science, structural mechanics, computational fluid
dynamics, image processing, computer vision and many others. They represent,
e.g., the boundaries between solid and liquid phase in the solidification of
materials, boundaries between immiscible liquids in multiphase flows,
discontinuities representing edges in digital image segmentation, etc.

An interface is represented by a closed curve in 2D or a hypersurface in 3D,
and can be advected byan exter nal velocity field and, moreover, its shape can
be influenced by a principle of the minimization of surface or elastic
energy. Lagrangean, level-set and phase-field approaches are well-known
computational techniques for approximation of moving interfaces.

The goal of this mini-symposium is to discuss recent computational advances in
solving moving (free) boundary problems, as adaptive solution on general
grids, high-resolution schemes, tangential stabilization of Lagrangean
algorithms, and other issues important from modeling, implementation and
simulation point of view, as well as practical applications where moving
interfaces arise.

If you and/or your colleagues are interested to participate and present 22
minutes lecture (including discussion), please, submit, until March 15, 1 page
abstract using online Abstract Submission Form at:
http://www.wccm2006.northwestern.edu/minisymposia_detail.html?mspid=158&mode=submit
Deadline for regular registration is February 15, 2006.

The high quality research papers will be published in the journal Acta
Mathematica Universitatis Comenianae.

Sincerely Yours,
Karol Mikula (Bratislava), Peter Frolkovic (Heidelberg)
Minisymposium organizers.

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From: Wei Cai <wcai@uncc.edu>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 16:38:48 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Visiting Position at UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Mathematics

Application is sought for a visiting faculty position with
experience in scientific computation, especially in computational
electromagnetics. Please e-mail application to wcai@uncc.edu.

Or send the application to Prof. Wei Cai, Department of Mathematics,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.

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From: Wolf-Juergen Beyn <beyn@math.uni-bielefeld.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 18:40:35 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Professorship Numerical Mathematics, Bielefeld University

Bielefeld University, Department of Mathematics

Applications are invited for

1 Professorship (W2) in Mathematics.

The Department is looking for someone working in Numerical Mathematics.

The person taking up the position is expected to:

* participate fully in the teaching and research duties of the Department,
* become actively involved in the Department's present and future research projects,
* have an interest in mathematics not restricted to their own field of expertise,
* be open to the possibilities of interdisciplinary cooperation.

Applications received by February 28, 2006, will be assured of consideration.
These should be sent to the folllowing address

Chairman of the Department of Mathematics
Bielefeld University
P.O. Box 100131,
33501 Bielefeld,
Germany.

For more information see http://www.math.uni-bielefeld.de.
Further inquiries should be sent to dekan at math.uni-bielefeld.de.

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From: Juan Meza <JCMeza@lbl.gov>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 08:32:08 -0800
Subject: Division Fellow Position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is seeking applications for a Divisional
Fellowship to pursue applied research and development in one or more
emphasis areas in computer science, computational science, and
applied mathematics. Berkeley Lab has been a leader in science and
engineering research for more than 70 years. Located on a 200 acre
site in the hills above the University of California's Berkeley
campus, adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab holds the
distinction of being the oldest of the U.S. Department of Energy's
National Laboratories. Berkeley Lab conducts unclassified research
across a wide range of scientific disciplines with key efforts in
fundamental studies of the universe; quantitative biology;
nanoscience; new energy systems and environmental solutions; and the
use of integrated computing as a tool for discovery. It is organized
into 17 scientific divisions and hosts four DOE national user
facilities.

For this fellowship, the division is seeking early-career scientists
with previous post-doctoral training or equivalent experience in the
areas listed above. The successful candidate will be able to work
independently, but in close interaction with principal investigators
at LBNL and in collaboration with University of California campuses
and will be expected to participate in and obtain funding for
interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate should also be
able to demonstrate research excellence, technical leadership, and
excellent communication skills.

Divisional Fellows hold five-year term positions with three years of
start-up funding. For more information or to apply on line, visit
http://jobs.lbl.gov, requisition #018400. Enter World Wide Web and
na.digest as your source.

The deadline for applications is February 22, 2006

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From: Nathalie Revol <Nathalie.Revol@ens-lyon.fr>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 12:34:23 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France

POSTDOC POSITION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE, LYON FRANCE

IMPLEMENTATION OF A VALIDATED INFINITE NORM

** Responsible: Nathalie Revol (Nathalie.Revol@ens-lyon.fr)

** Project: The work will take place in the Arenaire project which aims at
elaborating and consolidating knowledge in the field of computer
arithmetic. See http://www.ens-lyon.fr/LIP/Arenaire/

One of the research topic of Arenaire is the hardware or software computation,
as efficiently and precisely as possible, of elementary functions. Main used
methods are based on polynomial approximations.

This postdoctoral project is the design and implementation in C/C++ of an
algorithm that provides bounds of the infinite norm (the error) of the
difference of a function and of the corresponding approximating
polynomials. The norm must be validated and the precision will be variable.

** Skills: PhD in Computer Science and basic knowledge in Numerical Analysis,
or PhD in Numerical Analysis and programming skills preferrably in C/C++.

** Grant:
one-year contract with CNRS, cf.
http://www.sg.cnrs.fr/drhchercheurs/Post_doc_2006/default-en.htm
for more information, see
http://www.k-projects.com/cnrs_postdocs/public/
departement_details.php?IdDpt=5&Dep=STIC&NumOffre=35
for this offer and download the application file at
http://www.sg.cnrs.fr/drhchercheurs/Post_doc_2006/dossier_post-doc.pdf

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From: "Dr Matthew D. Piggott" <m.d.piggott@imperial.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 15:24:33 +0000
Subject: Postdoc/PhD Positions in Adaptive Mesh Ocean ModelDevelopment

Postdoctoral and PhD Positions Available in Adaptive Mesh Ocean Model
Development

Several postdoctoral and PhD positions are available at Imperial College
London, the University of Reading and the National Oceanography Centre,
Southampton.

Successful applicants will work within an existing team as part of a 2M
NERC-funded consortium project to develop advanced numerical techniques for
"next-generation" ocean modelling.

Experience in numerical analysis and methods, CFD, unstructured/adaptive mesh
methods and finite elements/volumes, as well as knowledge of GFD, oceanography
and classical OGCMs will be highly beneficial.

Applicants for the postdoctoral positions should hold, or be close to
completing, a PhD in a relevant field.

Closing date: 01 March 2006.
Period of appointments: up to 36 months.

Additional details may be found at the web site:
http://amcg.ese.ic.ac.uk/ResearchPositions/oceannew.html

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From: Katja Mombaur <Katja.Mombaur@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 12:24:09 +0100 (CET)
Subject: PhD Position at IWR, University of Heidelberg

PhD Position on "Optimization, Control and Visualization of Acrobatic
Somersaults and Twists" with Dr. Katja Mombaur and Prof. Dr. Hans
Georg Bock, Simulation and Optimization Group, IWR, University of
Heidelberg

The subject of the PhD thesis is highly interdisciplinary and covers
the fields of robotics, scientific computing and computer
graphics. The tasks include the creation of complex 3D models of the
human body, the application and development of optimal control and
real-time control algorithms, and the interpretation and visualization
of the resulting optimal motions. The salary is at least BAT IIA/2.

A diploma or masters degree in engineering, mathematics or physics is
required. Ideal candidates have experience in numerical mathematics,
in particular in optimization and optimal control, mechanical modeling
/multibody dynamics, and have programming skills in C or C++.

Please send your application including a cover letter stating your
motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of university certificates, list
of attended classes and grades, and names and addresses of two
possible referees to

Dr. Katja Mombaur
IWR , Universitaet Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
kombaur@uni-hd.de
ph. +49-6221-548245

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From: Schilders, W.H.A. <w.h.a.schilders@TUE.nl>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 15:25:55 -0700
Subject: Ph.D. position at Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Ph.D. position at Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
Parameterized model order reduction for variability in design

BACKGROUND
In the RF domain, design is becoming more and more layout driven.
Electromagnetic (EM) solvers are used to model and simulate such layout
structures. In order to be of practical use, the information obtained in this
way must be translated into an equivalent electronic circuit. This translation
requires the use of Model Order Reduction (MOR), a numerical technique to
reduce models from extremely large size to moderate and small size. The
1resulting model describes the dominant electromagnetic interactions for this
fixed geometrical layout structure.

PARAMETRIC MODEL ORDER REDUCTION
MOR techniques have successfully been implemented in EM simulation tooling,
resulting in small, passive and stable models, suitable for circuit
simulation. Recent publications show developments in the area of Parameterized
Model Order Reduction (PMOR). A very active group is found in Canada, centered
around Prof. Michel Nakhla. Another group is found at MIT in the USA, with
Jacob White as one of the main contributors. In Antwerpen, Prof. Tom Dhaene
has published a number of papers on parameterized model order
reduction. Prof. Silveira (Lisbon) is an expert both in the field of
variability and in the field of model order reduction, and he has published
several papers on this issue.

THE PROJECT
The project will consist of developing and applying suitable PMOR techniques
in EM simulation, so as to satisfy the needs and requirements for
parameterized models for layout structures. In this way, designers can avoid
the time-consuming manual construction of models. The models incorporate
effects that describe changes in the layout. These models must also be
combined with statistical procedures for investigating the effects of
variability in designs.

PhD STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
o Knowledge of / affinity with electronics design
o Profound knowledge of numerical methods

THE POSITION
The position will be a 4-year Ph.D. position at Philips Research Laboratories,
situated on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The region
around Eindhoven is very active in the electronics industry, with main centres
in Leuven (IMEC) and Aachen nearby. There is a close cooperation with
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven).

MORE INFORMATION
Candidates interested in the position are invited to contact the project
leader, Prof. Wil Schilders (Philips Research and TU Eindhoven) by email:
wil.schilders@philips.com

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From: "Stacey Beggs" <sbeggs@ipam.ucla.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 09:01:17 -0800
Subject: Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity in Applied Math at UCLA

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)
Dates: June 25 - August 25, 2006
Sponsor: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA
Deadline for Applications Due: February 15, 2006

PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE THIS UNIQUE SUMMER RESEACH PROGRAM TO UNDERGRADUATES

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), a national research
institute supported by The National Science Foundation, is now accepting
applications for its 2006 Summer Program, Research in Industrial Projects for
Students (RIPS). RIPS is a nine-week, intensive residential research
experience for math, engineering, computer science and physical/life science
undergraduate students that assigns teams of four students to a project
designed by an industrial sponsor. Industrial sponsors provide important
direction to the students about their project. Students also visit the
industrial site at least once during the summer. Last year's project sponsors
were: Arete Associates, Inc., The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lawrence
Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, Hewlett Packard, Inc.,
Microsoft, Inc.,TimeLogic, Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios. The RIPS web
site at http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/rips2006/ gives the full details.

Student participants are selected from an international applicant pool to
provide the broadest possible intellectual and cultural experience to the
students who participate in our program. Students who have a sufficient
background for the program are usually rising juniors, seniors or are about to
graduate. Further information about the program, financial support, and
application procedures is available online (see URL above). The RIPS 2006
poster is also available online. Please refer appropriate students to the
site and encourage them to apply. For more information on RIPS, please email
rips2006@ipam.ucla.edu or call 310-825-4755.

The application deadline is February 15, 2006. Your help with promoting these
opportunities to math majors is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Mark Green
Director

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From: "F.W.Wubs" <F.W.Wubs@math.rug.nl>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 13:31:04 +0100
Subject: 2 Ph.D. pos. in Num. Anal. and Comp. Fluid Dyn. in the Netherlands

2 Ph.D. positions on "A new approach to the spin-up problem in
ocean-climate models."

A short summary of the research project can be found on
http://www.nwo.nl/subsidiewijzer.nsf/pages/
87FF270852570EE4C12570D1003BC43A?Opendocument

One of the Ph.D. students will work on the application side of this
project and be appointed at Utrecht University. Information on this
part can be obtained from Prof. Henk Dijkstra,
email h.a.dijkstra@phys.uu.nl, phone +31 302539260. The other student
will work on the underlying numerical processes and be appointed at
the University of Groningen. Information on that part can be obtained
from Dr. Fred Wubs, email wubs@math.rug.nl, phone +31 503633994.
Applications can be sent by Email to the respective addresses mentioned.

Requirements
- You should have a M.Sc. degree and a background in numerical
mathematics. Programming experience with Fortran, C or C++ is a
definite advantage.
- You are expected to have an excellent academic record (list of
examination marks from your university degree) and be curious,
creative and ambitious.
- You should be able to write scientific articles and reports (proven
by your graduation thesis or another comparable report) in English.

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From: Communications in Math Sciences <jcms@math.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:19:36 -0600
Subject: Contents, Comm Math Sci Vol 3, No. 4m, 2005

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Vol 3, No.4, 2005
Published in December 2005

O. Scherzer, Wotao Yin and S. Osher
Slope and G-set characterization of set-valued functions and
applications to non-differentiable optimization problems

Zhimin Chen, Weibing Deng and Huang Ye
Upscaling of a class of nonlinear parabolic equations for the flow
transport in heterogeneous porous media

Hsiao-Bing Cheng, Li-Tien Cheng and Shing-Tung Yau
Minimization with the affine normal direction

Jorge C. Lucero
Bifurcations and limit cycles in a model for a vocal fold oscillator

Peter Constantin
Nonlinear Fokker-Planck Navier-Stokes Systems

S. Gottlich, M. Herty and A. Klar
Network Models for Supply Chains

Alessandro Morando and Denis Serre
On the L^2-well posedness of an initial boundary value problem for
the 3D linear elasticity

M. Hairer, A.M. Stuart, J. Voss and P. Wiberg
Analysis of SPDEs arising in path sampling Part I: the Gaussian case

Qi Wang, Sarthok Sircar and Hong Zhou
Solutions of the Smoluchowski equation for nematic polymers under
imposed fields

M. Bostan
Boundary value problem for the three dimensional time periodic
Vlasov-Maxwell system

Markus Berndt, Konstantin Lipnilov, Pavel Vachal, and Mikhail Shashkov
A node reconnection algorithm for minetic finite difference
discretizations of elliptic equations on triangular meshes

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From: Communications in Math Sciences <jcms@math.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:56:34 -0600
Subject: Contents, Comm Math Sci Vol 4, No.1, 2006

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Vol 4, No.1, 2006
to be published in December 2005

Abstract is available at www.math.wisc.edu/~jcms

* Martin Burger
Surface diffusion including adatoms

* Patrick O. Kano, Moysey Brio, and Jerome V. Moloney
Numerical Analysis of the Ab Initio Computation of the Effects of
Ionization on the Nonlinear Susceptibility Coefficients of the
Hydrogen Atom

* Maya Briani and Roberto Natalini
Asymptotic high-order schemes for integro-differential problems
arising in markets with jumps

* David Cai, Louis Tao, Aaditya V. Rangan and David McLaughlin
Kinetic Theory for Neuronal Network Dynamics

* Thilo Meyer-Brandis and Frank Proske
On the existence and explicit representability of strong solutions
of Levy noise driven SDE's with irregular coefficients

* Govind Menon and Felix Otto
Diffusive slowdown in miscible viscous fingering

* Giacomo Dimarco and Lorenzo Pareschi
Hybrid multiscale methods I. Hyperbolic relaxation problems

* Martin Burger, Guy Gilboa, Stanley Osher and Jinjun Xu
Nonlinear Inverse Scale Space Methods

* Lam Raga A. Markely, David Andrzejewski, Erick Butzlaff and
Alexander Kiselev
Enhancement of combustion by drift in a coupled reaction-
diffusion model

* Edwige Godlewski and Nicolas Seguin
The Riemann problem for a simple model of phase transition

* Shingyu Leung and Jianliang Qian
An adjoint state method for three-dimensional transmission
traveltime tomography using first-arrivals

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From: "Peter J. Olver" <olver@math.umn.edu>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 17:43:02 -0600
Subject: Contents, FoCM

Volume 5 Number 4 of Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Dedicated to Steve Smale on his 75th birthday

Foreword
p. 349
Lenore Blum, Felipe Cucker, Tomaso Poggio,
James Renegar, and Michael Shub

Counting Complexity Classes for Numeric Computations.
III: Complex Projective Sets
p. 351
Peter Buergisser, Felipe Cucker, Martin Lotz

Solving the Likelihood Equations
p. 389
Serkan Hosten, Amit Khetan, Bernd Sturmfels

An Algorithmic Approach to Chain Recurrence
p. 409
W.D. Kalies, K. Mischaikow, R.C.A.M. VanderVorst

Polynomial-Time Algorithms for Multivariate Linear Problems
with Finite-Order Weights: Worst Case Setting
p. 451
G.W. Wasilkowski, H. Wozniakowski

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From: sibjnm@oapmg.sscc.ru
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 01:22:16 -0500
Subject: Contents, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics

Volume 8, No. 4, 2005
For information to contributors and about subscriptions
see http://www.sscc.ru/SibJNM/

Akhysh A.Sh.
The \ell_p stability of some difference schemes for one system of nonlinear
parabolic equations (in Russian), pp.273-280

Artemiev S.S., Voynov A.N., Korsun A.E., Serdtseva N.A. Parametrical
analysis of trade algorithms by Monte Carlo method (in Russian), pp.281-287

Bukenov M.M.
Dynamic problem of linear viscoelasticity in velocity-stress statement (in
Russian), pp.289-295

Gusev S.A.
Monte Carlo estimates of derivatives with respect to parameters of the
solution of the parabolic equation based on numerical SDE solution (in
Russian), pp.297-306

Kalinkin A.A., Laevsky Yu.M.

On extrapolation with respect to a parameter in the perturbed mixed
variational problem (in Russian), pp.307-323

Krupchatnikoff V.N., Borovko I.V.
Some features of the polar vortex dynamics on the isentropic surfaces (in
Russian), pp.325-335

Nurmoldin Y.Y.
Restoration of functions, integrals, and solutions to the heat conductivity
equation from the Ulyanov U_2-classes (in Russian), pp.337-351

Reddy M.V.
Average discrepancy for periodic integrands
(in English), pp.353-362

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