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From: Andreas Stathopoulos <andreas@cs.wm.edu>

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 01:50:09 -0400

**Subject: PRIMME Eigensolver**

PRIMME: PReconditioned Iterative MultiMethod Eigensolver

http://www.cs.wm.edu/~andreas/software/

We are pleased to announce the release of PRIMME Version 1.1 featuring

enhanced functionality and a year-long testing by several groups.

PRIMME is a C library for the solution of large, sparse, real

symmetric and complex Hermitian eigenvalue problems. It implements a

main iteration similar to Davidson/Jacobi-Davidson, but with the

appropriate choice of parameters it can transform to most known, and

even yet undiscovered, preconditioned eigensolvers. These include the

nearly optimal GD+k and JDQMR methods.

PRIMME implements one of the most comprehensive sets of eigenvalue

techniques, including block methods, locking, locally optimal

restarting, dynamic stopping criteria for inner iteration, and many

correction equation variants. Coupled with the above nearly optimal

methods, PRIMME demonstrates exceptional robustness and efficiency.

Even without preconditioning, PRIMME has proved faster than Lanczos

methods for a small number of eigenpairs of difficult problems.

PRIMME's multi-layer interface allows non-expert, end-users to access

the full power of these methods. Unlike traditional Jacobi-Davidson

methods, where a host of parameters must be tuned, PRIMME has a

sophisticated mechanism for determining appropriate defaults.

Moreover, under a new DYNAMIC mode, the best method can be selected

dynamically based on runtime timings and measurements. Yet, experts

can still control and experiment with numerous tuning knobs.

PRIMME works with any external matrix-(multi)vector and preconditioner

(multi-)vector functions, including indefinite preconditioners; it can

find both exterior and interior eigenpairs; it is both sequential and

parallel (SPMD parallelization); and can be called from any C, C++, or

Fortran program.

For questions, bugs, reports please email:

andreas@cs.wm.edu

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

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:06:38 +0200

**Subject: Call for Nominations: GAMM Richard von Mises Prize 2007 - Due Oct 30**

Call for nominations for the Richard-von-Mises-Preises of the Interantional

Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) 2007

Since 1989 the Richard-von-Mises Prize is awarded every year by GAMM to a

scientist for exceptional scientific achievements in the field of Applied

Mathematics and Mechanics.

Traditionally GAMM will present the prize during the opening ceremony of the

GAMM Annual Meeting. In the year 2007 the Annual Meeting is an embedded

meeting of the congress ICIAM07 to be held in Zurich, July 16-20, 2007. For

this reason the prize ceremony will be late afternoon of the opening day. The

recipient will present his or her achievements as an invited lecture during

the meeting.

The aim of the prize is to reward and encourage young scientists whose

research represents a major advancement in the field of applied mathematics

and mechanics.

The winner should not be older than 36 years except if he or she has a broken

career.

Nominations can be made by university professors or academic persons in

similar positions. Self nomination is accepted. Nominations should contain a

justification letter by the nominating persons and the following material

concerning the nominee:

- curriculum vitae

- list of publications

- copies of the most important articles (at most 4).

The deadline is october 30, 2006.

Nominations should be sent to the president of GAMM, Prof. Dr. Rolf Jeltsch,

preferably in electronic form.

The president of GAMM is the chair of the Richard-von-Mises Prize committee

whose members are: L. Gaul, Stuttgart (2004-2010), A. Mielke, Berlin

(2004-2010), A.Quarteroni, Lausanne/Milano (2005-2011), A. Kluwick, Vienna

(2006-2012)

President der GAMM: R.Jeltsch (2005-2007)

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From: "Prof. Dr. Angelika Bunse-Gerstner" <Bunse-Gerstner@math.uni-bremen.de>

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 10:59:40 +0200

**Subject: Call for Nominations, ICIAM 2007 Olga Taussky Todd Lecture - Due Nov 8**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- ICIAM 2007 Olga Taussky Todd Lecture

AWM and EWM, together with the organizers of the ICIAM 2007 Congress,

announce the Olga Taussky Todd Lecture, to be awarded at the ICIAM 2007

Congress in Zurich. This honor is to be conferred to a woman who has

made outstanding contributions in applied mathematics and /or scientific

computation. The name of this lecture pays tribute to the memory of Olga

Taussky Todd, whose scientific legacy is in both theoretical and applied

mathematics, and whose work exemplifies the qualities to be recognized.

A nomination packet will consist of two pages:

1. A description of the work and an explanation of why the individual

is being nominated for this prize.

2. A brief CV for the nominee.

The selection process will be conducted by the Olga Taussky Todd Prize

Committee, chaired by Barbara Lee Keyfitz. Nomination packets may be

sent electronically to bkeyfitz@fields.utoronto.ca, by NOVEMBER 8, 2006.

While all nominees will be seriously considered, special consideration

will be given for the first prize award in 2007 to candidates whose work

is in one of the areas of Olga Taussky Todd's research: applications of

number theory, linear algebra or numerical analysis.

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

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:12:27 -0400

**Subject: SIAM Web Application for ICIAM 07 Travel Support**

SIAM Web Application for ICIAM 07 Travel Support

SIAM announces a webpage (www.siam.org/iciam/) to allow applications for

travel support to ICIAM 07. Pending approval of funding of a grant to

SIAM from the US National Science Foundation, travel support will be

available for individuals affiliated with US institutions.

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From: lazarov@math.tamu.edu

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 21:52:37 -0500

**Subject: Conference for 60-th birthday of R. Ewing, Nov 2006**

A Scientific Celebration of the 60-th Birthday of Professor

Richard E. Ewing, November 17-18, 2006, Texas A&M UNiversity, College

Station.

This conference will be held at Texas A&M University, in conjunction with the

Eighth IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific

Computation (http://imacs.tamu.edu) scheduled immediately beforehand

(November 14-17, 2006). Organizers of the event are Raytcho Lazarov,

Joseph Pasciak, and Guan Qin.

The conference will feature invited lectures from many of the prominent

colleagues and coauthors of Professor Richard E. Ewing.

Invited presentations will be given by

James Bramble

Zhangxin Chen

Micheal Celia

Al Cunningham

Craig C. Douglas

Jim Douglas

Magne Espedal

Rainer Helmig

Steve Lyons

Tom Russell

Panayot Vassilevski

Hong Wang

Junping Wang

Gabriel Wittum

Mary Wheeler

Jinchao Xu

Wei Zhao

A dinner is planned to honor the scientific achievements of Professor Ewing on

Friday evening, November 17, 2006.

Registration is required for this event.

See http://ewing60.tamu.edu for complete details.

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From: "Erik Boman" <egboman@sandia.gov>

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 09:33:35 -0600

**Subject: CFP SIAM Wksp on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC07), Feb 2007**

The SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC07)

February 17-19, 2007

Costa Mesa (Orange County), CA

http://www.siam.org/meetings/cse07/csc07.php

Important Dates:

November 3, 2006: Deadline for submitting 2-page abstracts

December 1, 2006: Deadline for poster submissions

Erik Boman, Bruce Hendrickson, Alex Pothen

for the Organizing Committee

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From: Zdenek Strakos <strakos@cs.cas.cz>

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:47:38 +0200

**Subject: Conference Harrachov, Aug 2007**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

Computational Methods with Applications

(Harrachov 2007),

August 19-25, 2007, Harrachov, Czech Republic

Following two previous meetings in computational methods with

applications held in Milovy, Czech Republic in the years 1997

and 2000, we will organize from August 19th to 25th, 2007

the third meeting under the name Harrachov 2007.

The program will be planned for full five days Monday through Friday

(arrival Sunday afternoon, departure Saturday morning) with Wednesday

afternoon devoted to a trip. Thursday afternoon and Friday will be

mostly devoted to lectures of the special event:

The 6th GAMM Workshop on Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra

coorganized with GAMM. The meeting will be held at the hotel Sklar

(http://www.cs.cas.cz/~harrachov/index.php?file=venue&mitem=02)

which is located in the Giant Mountains, approximately 100 kilometers or

65 miles North of Prague (transportation on August 19th and August 25th

will be provided by conference buses).

As in the previous meetings, the program concentrates on computational

methods, namely on methods of numerical linear algebra, their

sequential and parallel implementations and related applications.

Since a considerable part of such applications arise from numerical

solution of partial differential equations, we will support interactions

with application fields by partnership with the series of meetings

ALGORITMY organized by the Faculty of Civil Engineering,

Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, and by collaboration with

the Necas Center for Mathematical Modelling, Charles University in Prague.

Confirmed plenary lecturers:

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Lars Elden, Linkoping University, Sweden,

Mark Embree (ILAS speaker), Rice University, USA,

Heike Fassbender, TU Braunschweig, Germany,

Roland Freund, University of California at Davis, USA,

Martin Gander, University of Geneva, Switzerland,

Wolfgang Hackbusch, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany,

Nick Higham, University of Manchester, Great Britain,

Joerg Liesen, Technical University of Berlin, Germany,

Volker Mehrmann, Technical University of Berlin, Germany,

Mario Ohlberger, University of Freiburg, Germany,

Dianne O'Leary, University of Maryland, USA,

Kumbakonam Rajagopal, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA,

Valeria Simoncini, Universita di Bologna, Italy,

Masahisha Tabata, Kyushu University, Japan,

Eugenii Tyrtyshnikov, Moscow State University, Russia,

Sabine van Huffel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium,

Heinrich Voss, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany,

Joachim Weickert, University of Saarbrucken, Germany.

Registration:

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The electronic registration form as well as further information can be

found on the conference web page

http://www.cs.cas.cz/~harrachov

Early registration will be greatly appreciated.

A limited amount of financial support is available for students from

developing countries. We encourage them to apply for the support by

sending their application including CV to h.fassbender@tu-bs.de.

We look forward to seeing you in Harrachov,

Miro Rozloznik, Zdenek Strakos, Mirek Tuma and Petr Tichy

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From: "Peter K. Sweby" <p.k.sweby@reading.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 13:27:48 +0100

**Subject: Chair in Applied Mathematics at the University of Reading**

Chair in Applied Mathematics at The University of Reading

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to take up a Chair in Applied

Mathematics, available from 1st April 2007. Applied Mathematics at

Reading has an excellent research record in the applied and numerical

analysis, the mathematics of waves, computational and theoretical fluid

dynamics, and inverse problems and data assimilation. It achieved a

grade 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise. It has strong research

links with the grade 5* Department of Meteorology together with the Met

Office and several industrial partners.

Candidates for the Chair should have an international research

reputation in an area of applied mathematics (interpreted in a broad,

RAE sense) related to one or more of the current research activities of

the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to make an

outstanding contribution to the department's research output, to show

leadership in the generation of research funding and in the support of

junior staff, researchers and postgraduate students, and to undertake an

appropriate teaching and administrative load.

For further information please see

http://www.info.rdg.ac.uk/newjobs/details.asp?RefernceNumber=S0623

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From: sbr <sbr@wfu.edu>

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 07:14:45 -0400

**Subject: Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position, Wake Forest University**

Applications are invited for a tenure track position in computational

mathematics at the assistant professor level beginning August 2007.

Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and

continuing research. A Ph.D. in mathematics or a related area is

required. Research areas such as numerical analysis, numerical linear

algebra, numerical optimization, numerical solution of differential

equations, and other areas in computational mathematics will receive

first consideration. The department has 18 members and offers both a

B.A. and B.S. in mathematics, with an optional concentration in

statistics, and a B.S. in each of mathematical business and mathematical

economics. The department has a graduate program offering an M.A. in

mathematics. Applicants are encouraged to submit an AMS cover sheet, a

cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching

statement and at least 3 letters of recommendation using the service

provided by the AMS at http://www.mathjobs.org. Hard copy can be sent

to: Stephen Robinson, Department of Mathematics, Wake Forest University,

P.O. Box 7388, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7388. AA/EO employer.

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From: Harbir Lamba <hlamba@gmu.edu>

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:38:46 -0400

**Subject: Tenure-Track Positions at George Mason University**

Tenure-Track Positions at George Mason University

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for two

tenure-track professorships, beginning Fall 2007, in support of its new

Ph.D. program. All are invited to apply but special consideration will

be given to those in applied or numerical mathematics. A Ph.D. is

required.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu

position number F6513z and send a letter of application, Curriculum

Vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and a statement

supporting your teaching philosophy and qualifications to: Search

Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, MSN 3F2, George Mason

University, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Completed applications and letters of recommendation should be received

by January 5, 2007 for full consideration. AA/EOE. Women and minority

candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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From: Ben Leimkuhler <b.leimkuhler@ed.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:17:18 +0100

**Subject: RCUK Lectureship at University of Edinburgh**

RCUK Lectureship in Modelling and Understanding Complexity - School

of Mathematics

A Research Councils UK lectureship is available at the University of

Edinburgh.

Salary range UKP 22,111 - 46,295 , offered according to

qualifications and experience.

Applicants should not hold or have made a commitment to any permanent

position. The term of an RCUK Academic Fellowship is five years.

Subject to successful completion of the Fellowship, this will be

followed by the offer a permanent academic post within the

University. The fellowship carries a reduced teaching load.

The Applied and Computational Mathematics group at the University of

Edinburgh has 12 members, including Ben Leimkuhler and Assyr Abdulle

hired in 2006 whose interests are closely related to the area of the

felllowship. There are many opportunities for linkage to initiatives/

activities around the University, in particular: the Maxwell

Institute (partnership with Heriot-Watt University), Edinburgh

Parallel Computing Centre (an HPCx member institution), and the

interdisciplinary Edinburgh Simulation Group (linking mathematics

with strong computational modelling groups in Chemistry, Physics and

other areas).

More details can be found at the following website:

http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?

fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3006450

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From: Frank Knoben <frank@igpm.rwth-aachen.de>

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 14:59:13 +0200

**Subject: PhD / Postdoc Position at RWTH Aachen, Germany**

The development and analysis of numerical methods along with the relevant

theoretical foundations for a wide range of problem classes is a central

research area at the IGPM (Institut für Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik).

These activities are closely intertwined with current interdisciplinary

research projects with partners from engineering sciences, e.g., Collaborative

Research Center CRC540 "Model-based experimental analysis of kinetic phenomena

in fluid multi-phase reactive systems". Within this CRC we want to employ a

scientific researcher (PhD or Postdoc).

The position gives the opportunity to work in a highly motivated

interdisciplinary team on a topic on the cutting-edge of applied mathematics

and scientific computing.

Project summary: The project concerns the development and implementation of

numerical methods for the simulation of two-phase incompressible flows. The

candidate becomes a member of a team that is working on the development of a

solver (DROPS, cf. http://www.igpm.rwth-aachen.de/DROPS) that is used for the

numerical simulation of two-phase flows that are considered in CRC540.

The candidate should have a strong background in the numerical analysis of

partial differential equations. We can offer a full PhD/Postdoc position

which can be filled immediately. The salary is according to BAT IIa.

Employment equity is one of our goals. We also welcome applications from

persons with disabilities.

For further details, see our homepage http://www.igpm.rwth-aachen.de or

contact Prof. Dr. Arnold Reusken.

Applications including the usual documents should be sent to

Prof. Dr. Arnold Reusken, Institut für Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik,

Templergraben 55, D-52056 Aachen, Germany

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From: Ananth Grama <ayg@cs.purdue.edu>

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:57:00 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Postdoc in Parallel Scientific Computing at Purdue Univ.**

Postdoctoral Position in Parallel Scientific Computing Purdue University.

The Scientific Computing Group at Purdue University has an opening for a

postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of highly scalable sparse

linear system solvers and their implementation on diverse architectures,

using different programming paradigms (MPI, PGAs, Threads). An important

aspect of this work is analytical performance modeling and evaluating scaling

properties on emerging petascale architectures. The overall goal of the work

is to evaluate the suitability of current solvers to massively parallel

platforms, and to design the next generation of solvers capable of high

aggregate performance.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related

discipline, with experience in algorithmic and implementation aspects of

linear system solvers. Experience in parallel programming using MPI is

necessary; knowledge of Coarray Fortran and/or UPC is desirable.

The Department of Computer Science recently moved to its new home at the

Lawson Computer Science Building. The postdoctoral candidate will be

affiliated with the Coordinated Systems Lab, which provides a highly

interdisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The expected

appointment is for one year, with possibility of extensions. Please

address all c.v.s and questions to Ahmed Sameh (sameh@cs.purdue.edu) and

Ananth Grama (ayg@cs.purdue.edu).

Ahmed Sameh and Ananth Grama

Department of Computer Science

Purdue University.

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From: Klaus Johannsen <klaus.johannsen@bccs.uib.no>

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:25:36 +0200

**Subject: Post Doctor position in Molecular Dynamics at University of Bergen**

Post Doctor position in Molecular Dynamics at University of Bergen

One two-year Post Doctor positions in Molecular Dynamics is immediately

available in Computational Science at Unifob AS, Bergen Center for

Computational Sciences (BCCS) within the High Performance Computing

Laboratory (Para//ab). The position is related to the project

"Computational models and methods to study the dynamics of gas hydrates".

This project is a joint effort between the University of Stavanger and

BCCS at the University of Bergen. Stavanger will employ a PhD student

and supervise experimental work while the Post Doctor at BCCS shall

apply computational simulation based on molecular dynamics to the study.

It is expected that the Post Doctor contributes to the supervision of

the PhD student in this area. The Post Doctor will further improve and

adapt the molecular dynamics code Protomol, developed at BCCS, in order

to carry out large scale simulations of gas hydrates. We expect enthusiasm

and independence as well as ability to work in a team environment. The

applicant should be well trained in numerical simulations and in the C++

programming language. He/she should have experience with UNIX/Linux based

systems. Good knowledge of English is required.

Applicants must hold a Norwegian doctorate in the relevant field or a

foreign doctorate approved as being of equal status as the Norwegian

doctorate. Other expertise equivalent to the Norwegian doctorate level

may be considered. The expertise needs to be documented with scientific

work of the same scope and quality as the said doctorate. Women, in

particular, are invited to apply. If two applicants are found to be

approximately equally qualified, the rules of gender-based quotation

will be followed.

Closing date: November 10th, 2006

Please send detailed CV, letter of motivation and contact information of

two references to HR Coordinator Hilde Sølvberg (Hilde.Solvberg@bccs.uib.no)

with cc to Group Leader of Parallab, Professor Klaus Johannsen

(klaus.johannsen@bccs.uib.no). For more information about Parallab and

BCCS, please refer to http://www.bccs.uib.no/ or contact Klaus Johannsen.

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From: Juan Meza <meza@hpcrd.lbl.gov>

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:19:19 -0700

**Subject: LBNL Seaborg Fellowship**

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invites outstanding recent

Ph.D. recipients to compete for one of three 2007 Glenn T. Seaborg

Postoctoral Fellowships. Students who expect to receive their Ph.D.

degree by October 1, 2007 are also invited to apply.

The Laboratory 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. Seaborg Fellows will join

one of the scientific divisions and are encouraged to learn more

about research opportunities afforded by them at the following web

site http://www.lbl.gov/seaborgfellow.

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From: "Hans Ngodock (Forn-Natl)" <ngodock@nrlssc.navy.mil>

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:08:35 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral positions**

Postdoctoral positions in inverse modeling and data assimilation

The Oceanography Division of the Naval Research Laboratory at

the Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi, (USA) has an

opening for two Postdoctoral positions to work on advanced data

assimilation methods. The research activities will include the

development and analysis of 3 and 4-dimensional variational as

well as ensemble data assimilation techniques.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics,

with a strong background in numerical modeling and some knowledge

of computer science.

The positions are for two years; they will remain open until filled

and include travel opportunities

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information please contact

Dr. Hans Ngodock, Hans.Ngodock@nrlssc.navy.mil

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From: "Jon Trevelyan" <Jon.Trevelyan@durham.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:33:02 +0100

**Subject: PhD studentship at Durham University**

We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate to join the Advanced Mechanics

research group at Durham University (UK). A PhD studentship is offered at the

standard UK rate, including full payment for a period of 3 years of tuition

fees and a maintenance grant. Applicants must be EU for fees purposes. The

position is available from 1st January 2007 with a start date no later than

30th June 2007.

The work builds on two separate strands of research in the group, being rapid

stress analysis calculations and the Partition of Unity method applied to

boundary elements. We have been successful building Partition of Unity

functions into boundary elements for wave problems, and we now turn to

applying the technique to the stress fields around crack tips. Our rapid

re-analysis work will then apply the new method to simulation of fatigue crack

growth.

Applicants should offer a good first degree in civil or mechanical

engineering, mathematics, or a related subject.

Further particulars are available at

http://www.dur.ac.uk/engineering/postgrad/currentvacancies/

Enquiries to Dr. Jon Trevelyan (Jon.Trevelyan@durham.ac.uk).

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From: Johannes Kraus <johannes.kraus@oeaw.ac.at>

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:09:24 +0200

**Subject: Ph.D. position at RICAM**

In the framework of a three-year research project on

"Algebraic Multigrid and Multilevel Methods for Vector-Field Problems",

funded by the Austrian Science Foundation, a position for a

Ph.D. student is available at the Johann Radon Institute for

Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) from the

beginning of 2007.

Good knowledge of C++ is required. Familiarity with finite element

and (algebraic) multigrid methods is desirable. Some knowledge of

electromagnetics is advantageous.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Johannes Kraus at:

johannes.kraus@oeaw.ac.at.

A complete application including academic records (copies of

relevant documents, a statement about scientific interest and

achievements related to the master thesis) should be sent to

Dr. Johannes K. Kraus

Johann Radon Institute

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Altenbergerstraße 69

A-4040 Linz Austria

Austria

Alternatively, the application material can be sent by email to

johannes.kraus@oeaw.ac.at

Closing date for applications is December 1, 2006.

The Austrian Science Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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From: Sarah L Dance <s.l.dance@reading.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:21:36 +0100

**Subject: PhD studentship at the University of Reading (UK)**

Changing coastlines: data assimilation for morphodynamic prediction and

monitoring

A PhD studentship is available in the Department of Mathematics at The

University of Reading,UK, to work on data assimilation for coastal

prediction and monitoring.

The topography of the sea floor, generally known as the bathymetry,

evolves over time as sediment is eroded, transported and deposited by

water action. Improved accuracy of current and predicted future coastal

bathymetry would allow improved flood forecasting, construction of

better sea defences, better management of coastal habitats, and better

understanding of the effects of changes in land use near the coast.

Morphodynamics is the study of the evolution of the bathymetry in

response to the erosion and deposition of sediment. Coastal

morphodynamics presents a challenge to modellers. Observed bathymetric

samples typically only provide partial coverage of the domain of such a

model. Hence, initialisation of such models using only a set of recent

observations is not feasible. The effective and efficient use of limited

data, such as these, requires state-of-the-art mathematical, statistical

and computational methods, known as data assimilation techniques. This

project will use data assimilation techniques with a coastal sediment

transport model to answer questions regarding the uncertainty and

predictability of such a model and to design an optimal observation

strategy for coastal monitoring.

The studentship is available commencing 1 January 2007, or as soon as

possible thereafter. For further details about the project please see

http://www.maths.rdg.ac.uk/admissions/postgrad/phd.asp

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