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- Note on SIAM News Article
- New Book: Direct Methods for Sparse Linear Systems
- New Book: Optimization with Multivalued Mappings
- ICIAM Prizes 2007
- Call for Nominations - Peter Henrici Prize
- Call for Nominations - SIAM/ACM Prize in CSE
- Call for Nominations - The John von Neumann Lecture
- Survey of Freely Available Software for the Solution of Linear Algebra Problems
- Workshop on Scientific Computing and Computational Geodynamics
- WONAPDE 2007 in Concepcion
- Barrett Lectures on Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation at University of Tennessee
- Conference on Optimization and Optimal Control in Mongolia
- CCA 2006, Gainsville, Florida
- Thirteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods
- FEniCS'06 at Delft University of Technology
- PhD Studentship at University of Reading
- Faculty Position at Washington State University
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From: "Richard Bartels" <rhbartel@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 14:31:06 -0400

**Subject: Robert Bartels**

I would like to report, with considerable regret, the passing of my father,

Robert C. F. Bartels, retired professor of Applied Mathematics at the

University of Michigan and retired director of the University of Michigan

Computing Center.

Although Robert Bartels' name is not directly associated

with important publications, theorems, or algorithms,

he has contributed to the 20th century's bloom in numerical analysis

and computer science as an eager facilitator. He took pride and pleasure

in establishing conditions within which other people could flourish

and achieve. For 15 years during the 50's and 60's he was responsible

for the numerical analysis sections of the University of Michigan Engineering

Summer Conferences, a series of courses that drew together lectures from

people such as Alston Householder, Jim Wilkinson, Richard Varga,

Fritz Bauer, Wallace Givens and Virginia Klema. The chance to spend time

together discussing research for these and others of such stature finds

resonance today in the Householder Symposia, and the Summer Conferences

contributed, through this opportunity for interaction, to some of the early

ferment in numerical linear algebra and numerical software. One of the

many beneficiaries of these summer schools was Carl de Boor, then an employe

at the General Motors Technical Center.

When de Boor expressed an interest in getting a PhD,

Bartels organized his acceptance into the U.Michigan graduate school,

and served as his nominal supervisor. In late 1958, when the University

of Michigan planned to move its small computer operation off campus

and discontinue general computer access to students

and faculty, Robert Bartels embarked on a successful campaign to reverse

this decision and to establish a viable central computing facility to

support teaching, research, and administration. He became the Computing

Center's first director in 1959 and remained at its helm until his

retirement in 1978. During his tenure as director he actively supported

the development of Computer Science education and research at the

University of Michigan, and with his facilitation and the support he

gained from IBM and later Ahmdal, the University of Michigan Computing

Center developed the MAD language and compiler, an Algol 58 variant,

the MTS operating system, one of the early multi-terminal time-sharing

systems, and pioneering techniques in hardware and operating-system

support for virtual memory.

I can't think of anyone who did not personally like him, appreciate his

honest open nature and willingness to help, or admire his interest and

concern for others.

Richard Bartels

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From: "Gene Golub" <gene.golub@gmail.com>

Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 17:16:39 +0200

**Subject: Ted Rivlin**

Dear Colleagues,

I am sorry to write that Ted Rivlin passed away on July 22 after a long illness.

For many years, Ted was a leading figure in approximation theory and

produced an elegant book, "Chebyshev Polynomials: From Approximation Theory to

Algebra and Number Theory." Anothere fine book is "Introduction to the

Approximation of Functions".

Through most of his years, he was employed at IBM Research where he was part

of a very strong department. We were fortunate to have him as a visitor at

Stanford.

Besides Ted's technical achievements, he was a true gentleman and had a

wonderful command of the language.

I'm sure his wife Jean would be pleased to hear from those who knew him, her

address is rivlin@optionline.net.

Sadly,

Gene Golub

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From: Paul Saylor <saylor@cs.uiuc.edu>

Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 17:53:14 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Note on SIAM News Article**

The current issue of SIAM News (Volume 39, Number 7, September, 2006)

features an article by Michelle Sipics beginning on p. 1, ``Taking on the

ITER Challenge, Scientists Look to Innovative Algorithms, Petascale

Computers.'' The article deserves not only interest but also praise. It is

timely, absorbing, trenchant.

One correction to make a note of without any effect on the pleasing style

of the writing, the technical content, or the overall dramatic importance

of the issues: Proud new colleagues of Thomas Sterling, who is interviewed

in the article, would no doubt like to see an update to his academic

affiliation, which is now Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where

he is a member of the Department of Computer Science and the Center for

Computation and Technology.

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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 15:11:52 -0400

**Subject: New Book: Direct Methods for Sparse Linear Systems**

I'd like to announce a new book in the SIAM Series on the Fundamental of

Algorithms (http://www.siam.org/books/series/fundalgo.php),

entitled "Direct Methods for Sparse Linear Systems." The goal of the

book is to illustrate the theory and practice of direct methods for

solving sparse linear systems. Towards that end, a new package was

written for the book: CSparse, a Concise Sparse matrix package. Its

2200 lines of C are printed in their entirety in the book, and available

for download at http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/CSparse. A

MATLAB interface is provided.

Topics in the book (and methods in CSparse) include basic algorithms and

data structures (triplet form, compressed column form, add, multiply,

transpose, permute, norms), solving triangular systems with both dense

and sparse right-hand sides, Cholesky, LU and QR factorizations,

Cholesky update/downdate, ordering methods (minimum degree and dmperm;

profile orderings and nested dissection are done as short m-files), and

finally culminating in x=A\b. The book also describes how MATLAB

performs its sparse matrix computations.

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From: "S. Dempe" <dempe@tu-freiberg.de>

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 13:31:17 +0200

**Subject: New Book: Optimization with Multivalued Mappings**

We are happy to inform that the edited volume

Optimization with Multivalued Mappings. Theory, Applications and Algorithms

(S. Dempe and V. Kalashnikov, eds.)

appeared as Volume 2 of the series Springer Optimization and Its

Applications. The volume contains 13 chapters written by experts in the

fields of bilevel programming, mathematical programming with equilibrium

constraints and set-valued optimization. More information on the volume

can be obtained on the web page

http://www.springer.com/east/home/math?SGWID=5-10042-22-173664309-0

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From: "Prof. Rolf Jeltsch" <jeltsch@math.ethz.ch>

Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 16:41:28 +0200

**Subject: ICIAM Prizes 2007**

ICIAM Prizes 2007

_________________

The winners for the ICIAM 2007 prizes will be announced

on Monday, 18 September 2006

at 6 pm (EST) (e.g. Sydney)

4 pm (CST) (e.g. Beijing)

1.30 pm (IST) (e.g. New Dehli)

10 am (CEST) (e.g. Zurich)

4 am (EDT) (e.g. New York)

1 am (PDT) (e.g. LA)

The announcements can be found at

http://www.iciam.org/prizes2007.html

The prizes will be handed over at the opening ceremony

of the congress iciam07, see www.iciam07.ch

The 5 ICIAM prizes are named:

Pioneer Prize

Collatz Prize

Maxwell Prize

Lagrange Prize

Su Buchin Prize.

All are handed out every 4 years at the ICIAM congresses.

The first 4 have been handed out the first time in 1999 and the Su

Buchin prize is handed out the first time at ICIAM 2007 in Zurich.

It is hoped that these young prizes will become prestigous

in the long run.

You find more information on these prizes at

http://www.iciam.org/council/council_tf.html

Rolf Jeltsch

President-Elect ICIAM

Congress Director ICIAM07

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <Littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 19:56:00 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations - Peter Henrici Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Peter Henrici Prize

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETHZ and

SIAM for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical

analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and

scientific computing. The award is intended to recognize broad and

extended contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding

work.

The Henrici Prize will be awarded at ICIAM 07 to be held July 16-20,

2007, in Zurich, Switzerland. The award will include a certificate

containing the citation, a cash award of $2500, and an invitation to

present a lecture at the meeting. Reasonable travel expenses for

attendance at the meeting will also be reimbursed.

Nominations, including a C.V. and up to six (6) letters of support,

should be addressed to Professor Beresford Parlett, Chair, Peter

Henrici Prize Selection Committee, and sent by October 15, 2006, to J.

M. Littleton, littleton@siam.org. Inquiries should be addressed to

littleton@siam.org. More information and calls for nominations for SIAM

prizes can be found at www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php.

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <Littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 19:49:08 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM/ACM Prize in CSE**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SIAM/ACM Prize in CSE - DEADLINE APPROACHING - September 30

The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded

biennially in the area of computational science in recognition of

outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and

computational tools and methods for the solution of science and

engineering problems. It is intended to recognize either one individual

or a group of individuals for outstanding research contributions to the

field of CSE. The contribution(s) for which the award is made must be

publicly available and may belong to any aspect of computational science

in its broadest sense.

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Computational

Science and Engineering (CSE07), February 19-23, 2007, in Costa Mesa,

California. The award will include a total cash prize of $5,000 and a

certificate containing the citation. SIAM will reimburse reasonable

travel expenses to attend the award ceremony.

A letter of nomination, including description of the contribution(s),

should be addressed to Dr. John B. Bell, Chair, SIAM/ACM Prize in CSE

Committee, and sent by SEPTEMBER 30, 2006, to J. M. Littleton,

littleton@siam.org. Inquiries should be addressed to

littleton@siam.org. More information and calls for nominations for SIAM

prizes can be found at www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php.

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <Littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 20:01:46 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations - The John von Neumann Lecture**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - The John von Neumann Lecture

The John von Neumann Lecture, established in 1959, is awarded for

outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied

mathematical sciences and for the effective communication of these ideas

to the community.

The prize will be awarded at ICIAM 07, 16-20 July, 2007, in Zurich,

Switzerland. The recipient will receive a monetary award of $3,000 and

will be requested to present a plenary survey lecture at the meeting.

A letter of nomination and a brief C.V. should be addressed to Professor

Martin Golubitsky, Chair, The John von Neumann Selection Committee, and

sent by OCTOBER 23, 2006, to J. M. Littleton at littleton@siam.org.

Inquiries should be addressed to littleton@siam.org. More information

and calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can be found at

www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php.

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From: "Jack Dongarra" <dongarra@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 18:48:19 -0400

**Subject: Survey of Freely Available Software for the Solution of Linear Algebra Problems**

We have updated the survey of freely available software for the solution of

linear algebra problems, see:

http://www.netlib.org/utk/people/JackDongarra/la-sw.html

Send us comments if you see a problem.

Regards,

Jack and Alfredo

Jack Dongarra; Innovative Computing Laboratory; Computer Science Dept;

1122 Volunteer Blvd; University of Tennessee; Knoxville TN, 37996-3450

+1-865-974-8295; dongarra@cs.utk.edu; http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dongarra/

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From: Wolfgang Bangerth <bangerth@math.tamu.edu>

Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 20:37:24 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Workshop on Scientific Computing and Computational Geodynamics**

CIG Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities at the Interfaces of

Scientific Computing and Computational Geodynamics (Oct. 16-17, 2006)

Computational Science Roundtable (Oct. 18, 2006)

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

The Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) will sponsor a

two-day workshop on October 16-17, 2006 that brings together

computational geodynamicists and scientific computing experts to

identify and assess challenges and opportunities at the interfaces of

frontier computational geodynamics problems and scalable numerical and

geometric algorithms and software. Following the workshop, the CIG

Science Steering Committee (SSC) will host a computational science

roundtable to focus the workshop discussions on CIG's software

development roadmap.

The goals of the workshop are (1) to identify the scientific computing

issues and obstacles encountered in computational geodynamics

simulations as they continue to scale up in size and complexity; (2)

to assess the prospects of state-of-the-art scientific computing

algorithms and software in addressing the complexities of

computational geodynamics problems; and (3) to define directions for

scientific computing research that meet the challenges presented by

geodynamics problems.

The workshop will include talks by application scientists discussing

contemporary modeling techniques, while highlighting open

computational science problems at the frontiers of the areas of

short-term crustal dynamics, long-term deformation, geodynamo, global

seismology, mantle convection, and magma migration. Complementing the

geodynamics presentations, scientific computing researchers will

present talks that address challenges in geology-aware large-scale

mesh generation and adaptation, linear solvers and preconditioners for

ill-conditioned problems, nonlinear solvers and operator splitting

techniques for complex coupled problems, data formats and management,

and parallel scientific visualization. Issues in software frameworks

and quality assurance of open-source libraries supporting complex

large-scale computations will also be discussed.

Computational geodynamicists and scientific computing researchers are

invited to attend and participate in the workshop discussions, and

present a poster at the poster session.

General information:

http://www.geodynamics.org:8080/cig/workinggroups/cs/workshops/

(Note: Hotel reservations must be made by Sept. 15.)

Organizers:

Brad Aagaard, USGS

Wolfgang Bangerth, Texas A&M University

Omar Ghattas, University of Texas at Austin

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From: Gabriel Barrenechea <gbarrene@ing-mat.udec.cl>

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 18:31:18 -0400

**Subject: WONAPDE 2007 in Concepcion**

Second Anouncement and Call for Papers

SECOND CHILEAN WORKSHOP ON NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF PDE'S

(WONAPDE 2007)

January 16th - 19th, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, CHILE

Workshop Website : http://www.ing-mat.udec.cl/wonapde2007

Workshop contact : wonapde_2007@ing-mat.udec.cl

The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss and present new developments

in numerical methods for Partial Differential Equations. All contributions

related to this subject will be welcome (finite elements, finite

volumes, boundary elements, adaptivity, stabilized methods, numerical

methods for multiscale phenomena, etc.).

Deadline for Abstract Submission: November the 15th

Confirmed List of Plenary Speakers:

A. Bermudez (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

F. Brezzi (Pavia, Italy)

C. Carstensen (Berlin, Germany)

A. Cohen (Paris, France)

M. Costabel (Rennes, France)

L. Franca (Denver, USA)

P. Monk (Newark, USA)

J.-C. Nedelec (Paris, France)

E. Tadmor (College Park, USA)

W. Wendland (Stuttgart, Germany)

In addition, the following minisymposia are being organized:

1. Anisotropic finite element discretizations

Organized by Thomas Apel, Gabriel Acosta and Gert Lube

2. Boundary elements: theory and applications

Organized by Norbert Heuer

3. Numerical methods for conservation laws and related equations

Organized by Raimund Bürger and John D. Towers

4. Numerical methods in optimal control

Organized by Thomas Apel and Arnd Rösch

5. Numerical waves, transient and time-harmonic

Organized by Francisco J. Sayas and Salim Meddahi

6. Stabilized finite element methods

Organized by Gabriel Barrenechea and Frédéric Valentin

To organize a minisymposium, please send a proposal to

wonapde_2007@ing-mat.udec.cl , not later than October the 15th.

In order to submit a work for a minisymposium, please contact directly

one of the organizers (their e-mail addresses can be found on the web

page of the conference).

For hotel information and details about Concepcion please visit our

website (http://www.ing-mat.udec.cl/wonapde2007)

We look forward to meet you in Concepcion!

Sincerely,

Gabriel Barrenechea

Depto. de Ingenieria Matematica

Universidad de Concepcion

Casilla 160-C

Concepcion

CHILE

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From: Xiaobing Feng <xfeng@math.utk.edu>

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:07:20 -0400

**Subject: Barrett Lectures on Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation at University of Tennessee **

Final Announcement of

The 2007 JOHN H. BARRETT MEMORIAL LECTURES

MULTI-SCALE MODELING AND SIMULATION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

Department of Mathematics

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996, U.S.A.

We are pleased to announce that the 2007 John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures,

``Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science'', will take

place on

the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, April 28-30, 2007.

The Barrett Lectures began in 1970 as a tribute to Dr. John H. Barrett,

a former

Mathematics Department Head at the University of Tennessee. They have

been given

annually since 1970, in a variety of mathematical fields by a succession

of distinguished

lecturers. The focus of the forthcoming Lectures will be to explore a

range of modeling

and simulation techniques used in materials science that include both

atomistic and

continuum methods, as well as methods that seek to combine these

approaches.

Principal Speakers

Russel Caflisch (UCLA)

Bjorn Engquist (University of Texas)

Mitchell Luskin (University of Minnesota)

Invited Speakers

Gregory Beylkin (University of Colorado)

Peter Cummings (Vanderbilt University and ORNL)

Qiang Du (Penn State University)

George Karniadakis (Brown University)

Markos Katsoulakis (University of Massachusetts)

Peter Smereka (University of Michigan)

Art Voter (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

We anticipate funding to provide partial travel support for junior

researchers and

graduate students. For more information, please to visit the Lectures'

website at

www.math.utk.edu/Barrett/ or contact Professor Tim Schulze at

(schulze@math.utk.edu).

The Organizing Committee

Vasilios Alexiades

Xiaobing Feng

Tim Schulze

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From: Ider TSEVEENDORJ <Ider.Tseveendorj@prism.uvsq.fr>

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:47:32 +0200

**Subject: Conference on Optimization and Optimal Control in Mongolia**

The Second International Conference on Optimization and Optimal Control

(ICOOC’2007) will take place on July 17-20, 2007 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

http://www.ise.ufl.edu/cao/cooc2007/index.html

This is the second event in the series of conferences started with

the First International Conference on Applied Mathematics held

in Ulaanbaatar in August 2002.

More than 100 participants from 9 countries have attended the first

meeting,

and their contributions appeared in a volume entitled

“Optimization and Optimal Control” (ISBN 9812385975)

published by the World Scientific Publishers.

We expect a high rate of participation this year as well.

The goal of ICOOC’2007 is to bring together engineers, scientists,

and mathematicians from a variety of related disciplines,

who are at the forefront of their research fields,

to exchange ideas and present original high level unpublished research

in the areas of optimization and optimal control,

with particular interests in the following topics,

but not limited to :

Linear, non-linear, combinatorial, parametric, stochastic, multilevel,

multi-objective and global optimization;

Calculus of variations, optimal control, variational inequalities and

game theory;

Mathematical economics;

Interdisciplinary applications of optimization theory (economics,

engineering and general sciences);

Biomathematics, protein folding optimization.

Plenary Speakers:

A.S.Antipin (Russia)

B.N. Datta (USA)

M. Fukushima (Japan)

J. Guddat (Germany)

H.Th. Jongen (Germany)

J. Lee (Korea)

J.E. Martinez Legaz (Spain)

B. Luderer (Germany)

B. Mordukhovich ( USA)

P.M. Pardalos (USA)

C. Roucairol (France)

J. Ruckmann (Mexico)

V.A. Srochko (Russia)

A.S. Strekalovsky (Russia)

K.L. Teo (Australia)

M. Thera ( France)

G. Wanka (Germany)

The conference includes invited lectures, mini-symposia and peer

reviewed contributed papers.

We plan to put together, as guest editors, a special volume of the

journal “Optimization”

(and possibly, a book of tutorials/lectures) based on a selection of

papers presented

at the conference.

The working language of the conference is English.

Important dates are

Conference: July 17-20, 2007

Abstract Submission: May 1, 2007

Conference webpage

http://www.ise.ufl.edu/cao/cooc2007/index.html

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From: Klaus Weihrauch <Klaus.Weihrauch@FernUni-Hagen.de>

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 10:14:29 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: CCA 2006, Gainsville, Florida**

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

C C A 2 0 0 6

Third International Conference on

Computability and Complexity in Analysis

November 1-5, 2006, Gainsville, Florida, USA

Tutorials: November 1-2, 2006

Main conference: November 3-5, 2006

Conference page: http://cca-net.de/cca2006

Registration: http://www.math.ufl.edu/~cenzer/cca/registration.html

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From: Cathy Lee <Copper.Conference@colorado.edu>

Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 14:33:32 -0600

**Subject: Thirteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods**

Thirteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods

March 18-March 23, 2007

Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

ORGANIZED BY:

Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.

CO-ORGANIZED BY:

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab

Los Alamos National Laboratory

IN CO-OPERATION WITH:

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

TENATIVE SPONSORS:

DOE, NSF, IBM, LANL, LLNL

THEME:

General scalable multigrid and multilevel techniques, algebraic & structured.

Parallel implementation of multigrid. Applications of these methods.

Every effort will be made to encourage contributions from anyone whose

interest lies in these important and rapidly evolving fields.

IMPORTANT FEATURES:

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. Subject to support by NSF, travel and lodging

assistance will be awarded to students and new PHDs judged to have submitted

the best research papers.

MULTIGRID TUTORIAL. We will offer an updated tutorial on basic multigrid

and advanced multilevel techniques, including algebraic multigrid (AMG),

nonlinear problems, variable mesh spacings, variable coefficient operators,

and other common complicating situations.

CONFERENCE DEADLINES:

Student Papers Jan. 8, 2007

Author Abstracts Jan 29, 2007

Early Registration Feb 15, 2007

Guaranteed Lodging Feb 15, 2007

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Please access our web site at

http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/copper

or contact

Cathy Lee

FRSC

1390 Claremont Drive

Boulder, CO 80305 USA

copper@colorado.edu

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From: Anders Logg <logg@simula.no>

Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 16:47:12 +0200

**Subject: FEniCS'06 at Delft University of Technology**

FEniCS'06, November 8-9 at Delft University of Technology

The second FEniCS workshop will be held on November 8-9 2006 at Delft

University of Technology in the Netherlands. Following the successful

first FEniCS workshop in Chicago last year, the second workshop will

be an opportunity to hear about FEniCS developments and results over

the past year, and to discuss and map out future directions.

The vision of FEniCS is to set a new standard in Computational

Mathematical Modeling (CMM), which is the Automation of CMM (ACMM),

towards the goals of generality, efficiency and simplicity, concerning

mathematical methodology, implementation and application. FEniCS is

organized as a collection of software components, including the form

compiler FFC, the finite element tabulator FIAT, the problem solving

environment DOLFIN and the mechanical systems simulator Ko, all freely

available from the FEniCS web page:

http://www.fenics.org/

Participation is free and everyone interested in the FEniCS project is

invited to this workshop.

FEniCS'06 is hosted by the Faculty of Civil Engineering and

Geosciences at Delft University of Technology.

For registration or further information, contact Garth Wells at

g.n.wells@tudelft.nl. Indicate if you want to give a talk and the

topic of your talk.

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From: Stefano Migliorini <s.migliorini@reading.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 14:23:23 +0100

**Subject: PhD Studentship at University of Reading**

At the Data Assimilation Research Centre, University of Reading (UK)

a PhD studentship on "Numerical Weather Prediction of High-Impact Weather"

is available. Please see details below.

Numerical Weather Prediction of High-Impact Weather

Supervisors: Dr Stefano Migliorini, Dr Ross Bannister, Prof. Alan

O'Neill, Dr Mark Dixon, and Sue Ballard

Location: Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Improving predictions of hazardous weather is currently one of the main challenges for

operational meteorological centres. Such phenomena often impact on very localised regions

(as in the case of the Boscastle flood in 2004) and current operational models do not have

enough spatial resolution for predicting them reliably and with the required accuracy.

The Met Office is currently experimenting with 4 km and 1.5 km spatial resolution versions

of the Unified Model over a limited spatial region. This can potentially lead to

improvements in forecasts of severe convective storms, which may lead to hazardous events

such as flooding.

However, many difficulties still need to be addressed on how observational information

is combined with model data, a process called data assimilation. The focus of this PhD

project will be to investigate the applicability of an advanced data assimilation

framework, called Ensemble Kalman Filter, to convective-scale data assimilation

for a high-resolution version of the Unified Model.

For further details about the project please see

http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/phd/topics/descriptions/darc2.pdf

and then contact Dr Stefano Migliorini (s.migliorini@reading.ac.uk)

if you have any further questions.

For details of how to apply for the PhD project go to

http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/phd/topics/

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From: Pam Guptill <pguptill@wsu.edu>

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:53:11 -0700

**Subject: Faculty Position at Washington State University**

Assistant Professor in Department of Mathematics at Washington State

University beginning August 16, 2007. A PhD in mathematics, earned by

August 16, 2007, is required. Must have expertise in computational

mathematics with applications in materials research. Areas of interest can

include but are not limited to computational mathematics as applied to

composite materials, multiphase materials, multiscale modeling,

nanomaterials, and biomaterials.

Tenure-track position. Salary is commensurate with training and experience.

Application review begins November 22, 2006.

For a complete Notice of Vacancy, see www.sci.wsu.edu/math/math.html or

telephone 509-335-6868, or email pguptill@wsu.edu.

EEO/AA

Pamela J. Guptill

Program Coordinator

Department of Mathematics

Washington State University

112 Neill Hall

PO Box 643113

Pullman, WA 99164-3113

phone: 509-335-6868

fax: 509-335-1188

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From: "Volker Gravemeier" <vgravem@lnm.mw.tum.de>

Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 11:32:02 +0200

**Subject: Open Positions at Technical University of Munich**

Open positions at the Chair for Numerical Mechanics, Technical

University of Munich, Germany

Several new open positions in the field of numerical

mechanics can be found on the website of the Chair for Numerical Mechanics,

Technical University of Munich, Germany. Please visit

http://www.lnm.mw.tum.de/opportunities/research/ for further imformation.

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From: <dykwak@math.msu.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 05:34:29 US/Michigan

**Subject: Positions at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Engineering**

The numerical analysis/Applied Math Group of

Department of Mathematics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and

Engineering has some Post- Doctorial positions in the following areas

1. Numerical PDE, theory and Computation including

Mixed method for Elliptic equation, Stokes equation/ Elasticity equation

Domain Decomposition method

2. Inverse problems in Electro Magnetic Dynamics, Maxwell equation

3. Modelling in Complex Fluid

4. Image processing

Strong reserach record and

A good communication skill in English is required.

Salary: Approximately 24,000 ~ 30,000 (depending on the exprience) US

dollars/year

Contract: One year, renewable.

Availability: Immediate

Send vitae to

Do Young Kwak

Professor

Department of Mathematics

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tech,

Daejeon, Korea

305-701

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From: Dan_Stefanica@baruch.cuny.edu

Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 05:40:41 -0400

**Subject: Tenure-track Positions at Baruch College, CUNY**

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - tenure track

Department of Mathematics

The department invites applications for one or two tenure track

Assistant/Associate Professor positions, depending upon qualifications,

beginning September 2007. In addition to strong undergraduate teaching

skills, the applicant is expected to participate in the department's

Masters Program in Applied Mathematics for Finance

http://www.math.baruch.cuny.edu/masters.html

A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or related field is required

along with a demonstrated commitment to research. Research should be in

one or more of the following areas: probability, numerical analysis,

mathematical finance, or partial differential equations. Baruch is one of

the City University of New York's senior colleges, housing the Zicklin

School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the

School of Public Affairs. It has approximately 15,000 undergraduate and

graduate students in its three schools, and is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.

Send an AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of

reference, at most two reprints/preprints, and short statements describing

approach to

teaching and research plans by December 1, 2006 to: Mathematics Search

Committee, Baruch College - CUNY, Box B6-203,One Bernard Baruch Way, New

York, NY 10010

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From: "Magrijn" <magrijn.secsup@tip.nl>

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 10:39:15 +0200

**Subject: Contents: Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems**

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS)

Volume 18 (2006), Number 3

A. Quadrat,

On a generalization of the Youla-Kucera parametrizarion.

Part II: The lattice approach to MIMO systems

I. Karafyllis,

Stabilization by means of time-varying hybrid feedback.

L. Miller,

On the controllability of anomalous diffusions generated by the fractional

Laplacian.

S. Hadd, A. Idrissi and A. Rhandi,

The regular linear systems associated with the shift semigroups and

application to control linear systems with delay.

INFORMATION

The tables of contents of MCSS and the .pdf files

of its papers are available from the publisher Springer at:

http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00498/index.htm

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