NA Digest Monday, October 2, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 40

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

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From: Hongyuan Zha <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:48:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Change of address for Hongyuan Zha

Dear Colleagues,

I have moved to Georgia Tech, and my new coordinates are

Hongyuan Zha
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332


From: "Omar Ghattas" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 06:14:03 -0500
Subject: LIVE WEBCAST: Dimitri Kusnezov, October 3, 2006

The following webcast should be of interest to NA Digest readers. Note
that viewing the webcast requires installing a browser plug-in, which
shouldn't take more than a minute to do. Please see the website below
for instructions, as well as an abstract of the lecture and a speaker
bio. Webcasts of previous lectures in this series are archived on the
website and can also be viewed.

Distinguished Lecture Series on Petascale Simulation
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
University of Texas at Austin

Title: "Discovery through Simulation: The Expectations of Frontier
Computational Science"

Speaker: Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, Director, Advanced Simulation and
Computing, National Nuclear Security Administration

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (UTC -5 hours)

Live Webcast:


From: "Michael A Heroux" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:12:51 -0500
Subject: Trilinos Release 7.0 Available

Release 7.0 of Trilinos is available for download at the Trilinos website.
This version has 27 packages, 9 of which are new, with major enhancements to
most other packages. Below is a brief set of release notes.

Trilinos is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). More
details can be found at the Trilinos website. Please contact if you have any problems.

Main Trilinos website:
Download link:
Release 7.0 Notes:


Trilinos is a collection of compatible software packages that support parallel
linear algebra computations, solution and optimization of linear, non-linear,
transient and eigen systems of equations and related capabilities. The
majority of packages are written in C++ using object-oriented techniques. All
packages are self-contained, with the Trilinos top layer providing a common
look-and-feel and infrastructure. In addition to native C++ interfaces,
Trilinos offers Python interfaces vi PyTrilinos and a new web-based interface
via WebTrilinos.


The version 7.0 general release contains 27 packages: Amesos, Anasazi,
AztecOO, Didasko, Epetra, EpetraExt, Galeri, IFPACK, Isorropia, Kokkos,
Komplex, LOCA, Meros, Moertel, MOOCHO, ML, New_Package, NOX, Pliris,
PyTrilinos, RTOp, Rythmos, Stratimikos, Teuchos, Thyra, Triutils, and

In addition to many new features across most packages, Trilinos Release 7.0
contains nine packages that are being released for the first time:

- Galeri (distributed linear system generation).
- Isorropia (repartitioning and rebalancing).
- Meros (segregated preconditioning).
- Moertel (Mortar methods).
- MOOCHO (Multifunctional Object-Oriented arCHitecture for Optimization)
- RTOp (reduction/transformation operators).
- Rythmos (transient integrator for ordinary differential equations and
differential-algebraic equations).
- Stratimikos (unified set of Thyra-based wrappers to linear solver and
preconditioner capabilities).
- WebTrilinos (web-based interface to some Trilinos packages - must be set
up on a user's server/machine).

Finally, this version of Trilinos support dynamic registration of
externally-developed packages into the Trilinos build system for increased
interoperability with other solver packages. See for details.

On behalf of the entire Trilinos Project Team,

Mike Heroux
Jim Willenbring
Mike Phenow


From: "Jose E. Roman" <>
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 16:33:25 +0200
Subject: SLEPc, the Scalable Library for Eigenvalue Problem Computations

SLEPc: Scalable Library for Eigenvalue Problem Computations

We are pleased to announce the release of SLEPc 2.3.2. This release is a
major milestone in the development of SLEPc since it includes a new
Krylov-Schur eigensolver, a state-of-the-art algorithm in the sparse
eigenvalue scenario. Additional new features are listed in This version can be used
with both PETSc 2.3.2 and 2.3.1.

About SLEPc: SLEPc is a parallel software library for the solution of
large sparse eigenvalue problems on parallel computers. It can be used
for the solution of problems formulated in either standard or
generalized form, both Hermitian and non-Hermitian, with either real or
complex arithmetic. SLEPc is built on top of PETSc, the Portable
Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation
( It can be considered an extension of
PETSc providing all the functionality necessary for the solution of
eigenvalue problems, including different eigensolvers as well as
built-in support for spectral transformations such as shift-and-invert.

Please send bug reports, questions, and requests for new features to

The SLEPc team
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain


From: Andrew Knyazev <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 19:35:12 -0600
Subject: Block Locally Optimal Preconditioned Eigenvalue Xolvers (BLOPEX) software

BLOPEX ( is a package,
written in C, that at present includes only one eigenxolver, Locally Optimal
Block Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Method (LOBPCG), see and .

Main features: a matrix-free iterative method for computing several extreme
eigenpairs of symmetric positive generalized eigenproblems; a user-defined
symmetric positive preconditioner can be used; robustness with respect to
random initial approximations, variable preconditioners, and ill-conditioning
of the stiffness matrix; possibly nearly optimal convergence speed.

BLOPEX supports parallel MPI-based computations through an abstract layer. The
core of BLOPEX is the archive blopex_abstract.tgz, which contains the
eigenxolvers codes and can be compiled into the BLOPEX library, using the
sample Makefiles provided. To test the basic functionality of the BLOPEX
library, we include the archive blopex_serial.tgz with a simple serial test
driver (preinstalled LAPACK is required).

BLOPEX is incorporated in the Hypre package from CASC of LLNL, see Sample BLOPEX-Hypre tests are
the lines in Hypre test/TEST_ij/*.jobs and test/TEST_struct/*.jobs that
contain -lobpcg option.

BLOPEX is also available as an external block to the PETSc package from
Mathematics and Computer Science Division of ANL, see Download the latest PETSc and
configure it with ./config/ --download-hypre=1 --download-blopex=1
options to use BLOPEX-PETSc with Hypre preconditioning. Sample BLOPEX-PETSc
test drivers are in the PETSc src/contrib/blopex directory.

Finally, BLOPEX is available in and for MATLAB as the archive
blopex_matlab.tgz, which contains the MATLAB source of the LOBPCG eigenxolver
(also available from
and the MATLAB interface to the C code of blopex_abstract.tgz.

The BLOPEX package is being developed by Andrew Knyazev, Merico Argentati,
Ilya Lashuk, and Evgueni Ovtchinnikov since 2002. It has been tested for
mega-million eigenproblems on a variety of computers, including IBM
BlueGene/L. The package is supported.


From: Dominique Chapelle <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 19:58:12 +0200
Subject: New release V2006a for OpenFEM

We are glad to announce to the NA-Net community the new release V2006a
of OpenFEM, the *opensource* finite element toolbox for Matlab and
Scilab, see our (also new) web site

The major new features of this release include:
- nonlinear 3D solid formulations and follower pressure forces;
- independence of the physical (constitutive laws), topological (shape
functions) and numerical integration definitions in the elements.
For more detailed release notes, see


From: Tamara Kolda <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 20:15:41 -0400
Subject: MATLAB Tensor Toolbox Version 2.0

MATLAB Tensor Toolbox Version 2.0

Tensors (also known as mutidimensional arrays or N-way arrays) are used in a
variety of applications ranging from chemometrics to psychometrics. The MATLAB
tensor toolbox provides the following classes for manipulating dense, sparse, and
structured tensors using MATLAB's object-oriented features:

* tensor - An extension of MATLAB's native multidimensional array
* sptensor - A sparse multidimensional array. [New in Version 2.0]
* tenmat - Store a tensor as a matrix, with extra information so that it
can be converted back into a tensor.
* sptenmat - Store a sptensor as sparse matrix in coordinate format, with
extra information so that it can be converted back into a sptensor. [New
in Version 2.0]
* ttensor - Store a tensor decomposed as a Tucker operator (a core tensor
multiplied by matrices in each mode).
* ktensor - Store a tensor decomposed as a Kruskal operator (the sum of
rank-one tensors).

Version 2.0 adds support for sparse tensors, new functionality for existing
classes, and increased efficiency throughout. For more information visit

Brett Bader and Tammy Kolda
Sandia National Labs


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 10:38:53 +0300
Subject: EURO XXII 2007, Prague, Czech Republic, July 8 - 11, 2007

Prague, Czech Republic, July 8-11, 2007

The 22nd European Conference on Operational Research EURO XXII is organized by
the Czech Society for Operational Research in co-operation with the University
of Economics, Prague and will be held on the University campus site located
near to the Historic centre of Prague.

The Programme and Organising Committee are preparing a high quality academic
programme of the Conference. In addition to this you will have an excellent
opportunity to exploit the hospitality of Prague, so-called Heart of Europe,
during one of the most beautiful months of the year. The participation at the
Conference will enhance you with an extraordinary experience and that not only
in the professional but in the cultural and social fields as well.

On-line registration: starts in October 2006
Deadline for abstract submission: February 28, 2007
Deadline for early registration: April 15, 2007
Conference: July 8-11, 2007

We invite all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students
interested in all branches of operational research, mathematical modeling and
economic analyses to participate at the conference and to present their papers
in the following areas:

Continuous Optimisation & Control
DEA and Performance Measurement
Decision Analysis & Decision Support Systems
Combinatorial Optimisation
Graphs & Networks, Scheduling
Energy & Environment
Financial Modeling & Risk Management
Softcomputing & Artificial Intelligence
Game Theory & Mathematical Economics
Logistics & Transportation & Traffic
Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Optimisation
OR Education, History & Ethics
OR in Health & Life Sciences
OR in Natural Resources
OR in Industries
Production Management & Supply Chain Management
Revenue Management
Simulation & Stochastic Programming and Modelling
Software for OR/Modelling Languages
Dynamic Systems


From: I G Graham <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:40:59 +0100 (BST)
Subject: BICS Conf. on Numerical Analysis, Sep 2007


Bath Institute for Complex Systems
University of Bath,
United Kingdom
4th - 7th September 2007


The themes of this conference will be:

Numerical analysis for multiscale problems
Adaptive methods
Inverse Problems
Numerical methods for wave propagation problems

The following speakers have already accepted invitations:

S.N. Chandler-Wilde (Reading)
W. Dahmen (Aachen)
H. Engl (Linz)
T.-Y. Hou (Caltech)
W. Huang (Kansas)
I.G. Kevrekidis (Princeton)
I.H. Sloan (New South Wales)
E. Suli (Oxford)

More speakers and further details will be announced in future
updates to the conference webpage:

Scientific Enquiries:
Ivan Graham (
Chris Budd (
Rob Scheichl (

Administrative enquiries: Mrs Ann Linfield (


From: "Prof. Rolf Jeltsch" <>
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 18:35:36 +0200
Subject: Apply for support to attend ICIAM07, Zurich July 16-20, 2007

ICIAM07 support: Deadline 14 October 2006

The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ICIAM, has
created ICIAM fellowships to support participants especially from developing
countries. These fellowships can cover travel, local expenses (accomodation
and meals) as well as the conference fee.

In addition, the organizing committee has collected some further support from

The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ICIAM07, to
be held in Zurich, Switzerland, 16-20 July 2007, is pleased to announce the
possibility to support participants of ICIAM07.

Due to limited availability of funds applicants, persons should first approach
other sources of funding, see for example our website: support

'Financial support handled by organisations other than ICIAM07'

Other applicants should follow the

Application Procedure (see 'Financial support handled by ICIAM07' on
the website:

1. Preregistration

You have to preregister before you can send us your application. You need your
login name (which you receive after your preregistration) to complete
Application Form. to preregister go to the website and
click on 'preregistration'

2. Requested Documents

Application form (pdf-format, text-format) Brief curriculum vitae (including
your year of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years.) Brief
statement why attending this conference would help your research and career.
Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph. D. advisor, head of
department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of
recommendation. This letter is not needed if you have a dozen entries in one
of the two review databases MathScinet or Zentralblatt MATH. Applicants
requiring support for travelling expenses, should supply evidence showing
their estimated costs (e.g. from travel agency) (see also application form).

3. Deadlines

Your complete file should reach us before the application deadline of 14
Oktober 2006. You will then receive information about possible support.

Only if electronic versions are not possible please send hardcopy materials

ICIAM07 Congress Office
ETH Zurich
HG G57.1
CH-8092 Zurich
Fax: +41 44 632 11 04

Rolf Jeltsch Congress Director


From: "Jack Dongarra" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 09:23:13 -0400
Subject: HPC Challenge Awards at SC06, Nov 2006

HPC Challenge Awards at SC06, on Tuesday (November 14th) 12:15 BOF (1 hour).

The DARPA High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) Program and HPCWire are
pleased to announce the annual HPC Challenge Award Competition
( The goal of the competition is to focus the HPC
community's attention on developing a broad set of HPC hardware and HPC
software capabilities that are necessary to productively use HPC systems. The
awards session will be held during the SC06 conference on Tuesday during a
12:15pm BOF.

The core of the HPC Challenge Award Competition is the HPC Challenge benchmark
suite developed at the University of Tennessee under the DARPA HPCS program
with input from a wide range of organizations from around the world (see


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 19:22:24 +0300 (EEST)
Subject: International Conference MMA2007 in Lithuania, May/Jun 2007

12th International Conference
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
May 30 - June 2, 2007, Trakai, Lithuania

Conference organizers

The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI),
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius,
Vilnius University


The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical modelling and usage
of finite difference and finite element methods for numerical solution of
modern problems of science and engineering. It aims, in particular, at
fostering cooperation among practitioners and theoreticians in this field.
Another very important goal of the MMA meetings is to assist the creation and
maintenance of contacts between scientists from the West and the East.
Working language of the Conference is English.

The basic topics

Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of mathematical physics;
Parallel algorithms and parallel computing;
Application of numerical methods to engineering problems;
Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications;
Navier - Stokes equations and Computational Fluid Dynamics;
Financial mathematics and mathematics in economics;
Scientific computation

The scientific program includes invited plenary talks (40 min) and contributed
talks (20 min). We also invite participants to organize minisymposiums. The
format for a minisymposium might be a principal lecture (30 min) and a number
of communications of 15-20 minutes given by the other speakers. The
minisymposia will be scheduled in parallel sessions.

Correspondence address

dr. A. Stikonas (MMA2007),
Dep. of Mathematical Modelling,
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
Sauletekio av. 11, LT-10223,Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel. (+370) 52744827, (+370) 52109734
Fax: (+370) 52729209

Questions regarding MMA2007 should be addressed to e-mail:

To receive the Second Announcement you must register at
[First Registration]
or to fill the Registration Form and send it by e-mail.


From: "Prof. Fiorella Sgallari" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 17:46:31 +0200
Subject: SSVM 07, Ischia Italy, May 30-June 2, 2007


First International Conference on Scale-Space and Variational Methods in
Computer Vision. Ischia, Italy, May 30- June 2, 2007

This international conference is a joint edition of the 6th Scale Space and the
4th VLSM and it will be a first attempt to bring together two different
communities with joint research interests, the one of scale space analysis and
the one of variational, geometric and level set methods and their applications
in image interpretation and understanding. Such a conference would serve
several purposes: international researchers and students would be exposed to
state-of-the-art research on mathematical, physical and computational aspects
of imaging, computer vision, graphics and inverse problems with applications.

Paper submission is open at the link:

Conference deadlines:

Abstract submission: October 16th, 2006
Full paper submission: October 23rd, 2006
Notification of acceptance: January 15th, 2007
Final paper: February 15th, 2007

Prof. Franco Brezzi University of Pavia, Italy
Prof. Emmanuel Candes California Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Tomaso A. Poggio Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
(To be Confirmed)

For more details, see .


From: I G Graham <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:53:59 +0100 (BST)
Subject: BICS Workshop on Multi-resolution and High Oscillation, Jun 2007

BICS Workshop
Multi-resolution and High Oscillation for Evolutionary Problems:
Blow-up & Hamiltonian Systems

Bath Institute for Complex Systems
University of Bath, United Kingdom
11-12 June 2007


As part of the six month programme at the Isaac Newton Institute in
Cambridge (January-July 2007) on numerical methods for highly oscillatory
problems, we will hold at Bath a short satellite meeting which will focus
on the evolutionary problems related to multi-resolution and high
oscillation. In particular we will look at problems in blow-up,
oscillatory Hamiltonian systems and nonlinear optics.

Invited speakers and further details will shortly be announced
at the webpage:

Scientific Enquiries:
Chris Budd (
Ivan Graham (

Administrative enquiries: Mrs Ann Linfield (


From: Vadim Olshevsky <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:06:10 -0400
Subject: Call for papers for Georg Heinig memorial volume

Please visit
for the full updated version of this announcement

On May 10, 2005, Georg Heinig died unexpectedly of a heart attack.
We have lost one of the leading experts in the field of structured
matrices, an irreplaceable colleague, and a good friend.

We invite researchers to submit papers to
"Numerical Methods for Structured Matrices and
Applications: Georg Heinig memorial volume."
that are related to the areas where Georg made outstanding
contributions as well as papers related to his research interests.

The list of the areas includes (but not limited to) structured
matrices, fast algorithms, operator theory, applications to system
theory, signal processing.

The editorial board members for this volume are: Dario Bini,
Albrechr Boettcher, Israel Gohberg, Gene Golub, Marinus A.Kaashoek,
Thomas Kailath, Naum Krupnik, Peter Lancaster, Volker Mehrmann,
Vadim Olshevsky, Lothar Reichel, Karla Rost, Hans Schneider, Arcadie
Semencul, Gilberg Strang, Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Marc Van Barel.

The papers can be submitted via email to any of the five handling

Dario Bini, Email:
Volker Mehrmann, Email: mehrmann@math.TU-Berlin.DE
Vadim Olshevsky, (coordinating editor) Email:
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Email:
Mark Van Barel, Email:

Only original research papers related to Georg Heinig's interests will
be acceptable for publication. In exceptional cases, the editors will
allow survey articles. All papers will be refereed.

The target date for submission is March 31, 2007.


From: Leo Liberti <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:04:39 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: DAM special issue: Reformulation techniques in math programming


Special issue on "Reformulation techniques in mathematical programming"

Second call for papers

A reformulation of a mathematical programming problem is loosely intended as a
transformation of the problem formulation to an alternative form which is
interesting and/or useful to solve the problem and/or gain insights about
it. As such, "reformulation theory" is extremely interesting and also very
important from a practical point of view.

We would like to invite high-quality submissions for this issue. We will
welcome all contributions focusing on reformulations and/or relaxations based
on the mathematical programming formulation of any optimization problem form:
LP, NLP, IP, MIP, Multi-objective, ...

The guest editors in charge of this fully-refereed special issue will be:

Leo Liberti
LIX, Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau, France
email: leoliberti @

Nelson Maculan
COPPE, Univ. Fed. do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
email: maculan @

The deadline for submission to this issue is tentatively set to
1st december 2006.

The target journal, at the moment, is DAM. Depending on the number of
submitted/accepted contributions, the issue may be published on Discrete
Optimization or Annals of Operations Research.

Leo Liberti
Nelson Maculan


From: Richard Braun <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 14:27:07 -0400
Subject: Tenure Track Faculty position, University of Delaware

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Mathematical Biology
University of Delaware

The Department of Mathematical Sciences seeks a tenure track
Assistant Professor in the broad area of Mathematical Biology.
The Ph.D. and evidence of good teaching is required.
Potential for outstanding research accomplishment will weigh heavily
in the applicant's favor. The Department seeks applicants whose
research areas complement and extend those of the Department and
University; interest in and the ability to take part in multidisciplinary
research is highly desirable. More information about the position
can be found at

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, four letters of recommendation
(with one addressing teaching) and a research statement should
be submitted using; electronic submission is preferred.
Paper applications may be sent to: Mathematical Biology Search;
Department of Mathematical Sciences; University of Delaware;
Newark, DE 19716. The curriculum vitae and all application materials
shall be shared with departmental faculty. The deadline for applications
is December 1, 2006.

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


From: Mark Ainsworth <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 20:21:06 +0100
Subject: Lectureship in Computational Biology/Medicine at Strathclyde University

Mathematics Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

John Anderson Research Lectureship in Mathematical Biology and Medicine
(Ref: JA/99/2006)

Applications in the area of computational aspects of biology or medicine
would be welcome. The lectureship carries with it "a minimal teaching and
administrative load and a generous start up package".

Further details may be found at


From: Daniel Hennelly <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:20:50 -0400
Subject: Applied Mathematics Faculty Positions - Old Dominion University

Two Tenure Track Applied Mathematics Faculty Positions
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529

Applications are invited for two tenure track Assistant Professor
positions beginning Fall 2007 in the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics at Old Dominion University. All applicants should have
expertise in an area of applied and/or computational mathematics. Each
successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in applied or computational
mathematics or a related field, the ability to build a sponsored
research program, and excellent pedagogical and communication skills.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of seven
Ph.D.-granting units in the College of Sciences and currently has 30
full-time faculty. A Center for Computational Science, in which the
department plays a prominent role, has recently been established with
funding from DOE, NSF and NASA. Excellent collaborative research and
educational opportunities are available at the NASA-Langley Research
Center, the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), the Virginia
Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), and the Thomas
Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Further information regarding
the department may be obtained at

Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest and a copy of
their curriculum vitae, including a teaching philosophy, a research
prospectus, and the names and contact information for three or more
professional references to: Applied Mathematics Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2300 Engineering &
Computational Sciences Building, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
23529-0077. Email: Review of applications will begin
on January 8, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Old
Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and
Control Act of 1986.


From: Vasilios Alexiades <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:39:11 -0400
Subject: Computational/Applied Mathematics position at Tennessee

The Department of Mathematics of The University of Tennessee
seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in
Preference will be given to candidates with research interests
in any area of computational mathematics (e.g. numerical PDEs,
optimization, control, stochastic simulation) with applications
to material science, biology, image processing, fluid dynamics,
quantum chemistry or related areas.
Candidates with an interest in interacting with the nearby
Oak Ridge National Laboratory are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2006.

Please see the full description at


From: Laura Grigori <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:50:02 +0200
Subject: Postdoc position in scientific computing at INRIA Futurs (near Paris)

Postdoc position in scientific computing at INRIA Futurs (near Paris)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral researcher position for up
to two years at INRIA Futurs, Orsay (near Paris), in the area of high
performance scientific computing. The successful candidate will work
mainly with dr. Laura Grigori (INRIA) on one or more of the ongoing
projects on numerical linear algebra. The focus of these projects is
on parallel direct methods as used in solving large systems of
equations and least squares problems and in particular on their
applications to sparse and/or structured matrices. The postdoctoral
researcher is expected to conduct his/her research in designing
algorithms for sparse and/or structured matrices and implement them in
a form of portable, stable codes. The new algorithms will be
evaluated on real-life applications, through the existing academic and
industrial collaborations in geodesy, statistics, hydrogeology. The
work anticipated here ranges from a theoretical investigation to
algorithmic development followed by performance evaluation on diverse
computational platforms. The experience in relevant areas is
advantageous, however, the details of the candidate's involvement can
be tuned to match the best his/her interests and skills.

The position includes a salary of 2154 euros gross monthly (around
1750 euros net monthly) and travel opportunities.

Required : Applicants must hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Computer
Science or a closely related field. Previous research experience in
numerical linear algebra, parallel computing will be an asset.

For further information contact Laura Grigori.
- details are available at:
- for details about INRIA please consult:

Applications should be sent to . They should
include a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of
reference (directly from recommenders).

Deadline for application: October 30, 2006 or until filled.

Starting date is: before December, 31, 2006.


From: Caroline Lasser <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:05:48 +0200
Subject: PhD/Postdoc position at DFG research center MATHEON, Berlin

The Zuse Institute Berlin invites applications for a PhD/postdoc
position (BAT IIa salary). The position will support the project F7
"Visualisation of molecular quantum systems" at the German Science
Foundation's research center MATHEON.

The candidate should have a diploma/master in Mathematics and good
skills in numerics and quantum mechanics - or a diploma/master in
theoretical physics and good knowledge of numerical mathematics.

For more details, please see:

Applications should be received by October 16, 2006.

Enquires should be addressed to:
Hon.-Prof. Hans-Christian Hege,
Dr. Caroline Lasser,


From: David Skinner <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 21:15:05 -0700
Subject: SciDAC Job Postings


The SciDAC Outreach Center ( is looking to
hire three outstanding individuals capable of bringing scientific
computing projects the resources they need to realize ground breaking
discoveries and also bringing new researchers to scientific computing.

These positions span a range of providing web services for software and
project development, assisting in finding the right SciDAC resources for
a particular need, hands on deployment assistance, training and more.

Please direct applications to the LBL application website.


David Skinner


From: "Esmond G. Ng" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 23:47:22 -0700
Subject: Postdoc in Scientific Computing at Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab

Postdoctoral Position in Scientific Computing at
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Scientific Computing Group in the Computational Research Division at
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a
postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of scientific computing
algorithms and their application to a variety of application areas of
interest to US Department of Energy and LBNL, such as structural biology
and nuclear physics. The research activities will include the analysis
of the performance profile and algorithmic complexity of existing
computational codes; the improvement of the efficiency and reliability
of existing codes; and the development of novel algorithms on petascale
high performance computers. The research activities will require the
development of techniques in discrete and combinatorial mathematics,
dimension reduction, and optimization.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Computer
Science within the last 3 years, with a strong background in discrete
mathematics and some knowledge of mathematical physics and numerical
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From: "Gladwell, Ian" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 12:00:54 -0500
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software

Table of Contents
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
September 2006, Volume 32, Number 3

For more information, including abstracts and access
to full text, see
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N-body Simulations: The Performance of Eleven Integrators.
P. W. Sharp
Pages: 375 - 395

Object-Oriented Framework for the Development of Scalable Parallel
Multilevel Preconditioners.
Marzio Sala
Pages: 396 - 416

A Compiler for Variational Forms.
Robert C. Kirby, Anders Logg
Pages: 417 - 444

An Out-of-Core Sparse Symmetric Indefinite Factorization Method.
Omer Meshar, Dror Irony, Sivan Toledo
Pages: 445 - 471

Algorithm 855: Subroutines for the Computation of Mathieu Characteristic
Numbers and their General Orders.
Fayez A. Alhargan
Pages: 472 - 484

Algorithm 856: APPSPACK 4.0: Asynchronous Parallel Pattern Search for
Derivative-Free Optimization.
Genetha A. Gray, Tamara G. Kolda
Pages: 485 - 507


From: "Axel Ruhe" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 15:17:41 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Contents, BIT

BIT Numerical Mathematics 46:3, is a special issue devoted to the
memory of Germund Dahlquist, 1925-2005. It can be found at

pages 453-454

R. H. Bartels, G. H. Golub, and F. F. Samavati
Some observations on local least squares
pages 455-477

J. C. Butcher
Thirty years of G-stability
pages 479-489

Walter Gander
Generating numerical algorithms using a computer algebra system
pages 491-504

C. W. Gear
Towards explicit methods for differential algebraic equations
pages 505-514

Ernst Hairer
Symmetric linear multistep methods
pages 515-524

D. J. Higham and X. Mao
Nonnormality and stochastic differential equations
pages 525-5


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 18:10:26 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Volume 21, Number 6 (December, 2006)
Special issue on Parameter Estimation and Experimental Design
Guest Editors: Ekaterina Kostina and Hubert Schwetlick

T. Gaenzler, S. Volkwein and M. Weiser
SQP methods for parameter identification problems arising in hyperthermia

I. Gherman, V. Schulz and J.T. Betts
Optimal flight trajectories for the validation of aerodynamic models

M.D. Haunschild, S.A. Wahl, B. Freisleben and W. Wiechert
A general framework for large scale model selection

Richard W. Longman and Minh Q. Phan
Iterative learning control as a method of experiment design for
improved system identification

M.R. Osborne
Least squares methods in maximum likelihood problems

Regular papers:
F. Diele, C. Marangi, S. Ragni
Coupling quadrature and continuous Runge-Kutta methods
for optimal control problems

Anthony Kearsley
Algorithms for optimal signal set design

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

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From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 08:53:22 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis

Contents of Volume 26, Number 4

L. Zhang, W. Zhou, and D.-H. Li
A descent modified Polak-Ribiere-Polyak conjugate gradient method and its
global convergence.
pp 629-640

J. Van Deun and A. Bultheel
A quadrature formula based on Chebyshev rational functions.
pp 641-656

S. Maire and D. Talay
On a Monte Carlo method for neutron transport criticality computations.
pp 657-685

M. Torrilhon and K. Xu
Stability and consistency of kinetic upwinding for advection-diffusion
pp 686-722

C.-J. Heine
Computations of form and stability of rotating drops with finite elements.
pp 723-751

T. Eibner and J.M. Melenk
A local error analysis of the boundary-concentrated hp-FEM.
pp 752-778

J Brandts, Y Chen, and J. Yang
A note on least-squares mixed finite elements in relation to standard and mixed
finite elements.
pp 779-789

Z. Belhachmi, D. Bucur, and J.-M Sac-Epee
Finite element approximation of the Neumann eigenvalue problem in domains with
multiple cracks.
pp 790-810

J. Tuomela, T. Arponen, and V. Normi
On the numerical solution of involutive ordinary differential systems:
enhanced linear algebra.
pp 811-846

Referees 2005-2006
pp 847-850

Index to Volume 26
pp 851-853

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