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

Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 17:06:32 -0400

**Subject: SIAG/APDE Prize - May 15 Deadline - Call for Nominations **

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Deadline Approaching - MAY 15

SIAG/APDE Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

(SIAG/APDE) will present the SIAG/APDE Prize at the SIAM Conference on

Analysis of PDE (PD07) to be held December 10-12, 2007, in Mesa,

Arizona.

The SIAG/APDE Prize, established in 2005, is awarded to the author(s) of

the most outstanding paper on a topic in PDE published in English in a

peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the year

of the award. A candidate paper must bear a publication date between

January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2006. It must contain significant

research contributions to the field of analysis of PDE, as commonly

defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential

applications.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the

award citation. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend the

award ceremony and to present the paper as a plenary lecture at the

meeting. Travel expenses will be available to reimburse one speaker.

Nominations should include a full bibliographic citation for the paper

and a brief statement outlining the justification for the nomination in

terms of its importance and impact. Nominations should be addressed to

Professor Mary Pugh, Chair, SIAG/APDE Prize Committee and sent by MAY

15, 2007, to J. M. Littleton at littleton@siam.org. Inquiries should be

addressed to littleton@siam.org. Complete calls for nominations for

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

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From: Julie Haenisch <julie_haenisch@press.princeton.edu>

Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 09:40:00 -0400

**Subject: New book: How Mathematicians Think**

New from Princeton

How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to

Create Mathematics by William Byers

To many outsiders, mathematicians appear to think like computers, grimly

grinding away with a strict formal logic and moving methodically--even

algorithmically--from one black-and-white deduction to another. Yet

mathematicians often describe their most important breakthroughs as

creative, intuitive responses to ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox. A

unique examination of this less-familiar aspect of mathematics, How

Mathematicians Think reveals that mathematics is a profoundly creative

activity and not just a body of formalized rules and results.

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8386.html

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From: Lars Elden <laeld@math.liu.se>

Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 14:13:16 +0200

**Subject: New book: Matrix Methods in Data Mining and Pattern Recognition**

New book:

Matrix Methods in Data Mining and Pattern Recognition

by Lars Eldén, SIAM, 2007

Powerful numerical linear algebra techniques are available for

solving problems in data mining and pattern recognition. This

application-oriented book describes how modern matrix methods can be

used to solve these problems, gives an introduction to matrix theory

and decompositions, and provides students with a set of tools that

can be modified for a particular application.

The applications discussed in the book are classification of

handwritten digits, text mining, text summarization, pagerank

computations related to the Google search engine, and face

recognition.

The book is intended for undergraduate students who have previously

taken an introductory scientific computing/numerical analysis

course. Graduate students in various data mining and pattern

recognition areas who need an introduction to linear algebra

techniques will also find the book useful.

See the book web pages:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~laeld/matrix-methods/index.html

http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/FA04.html

2007 / x + 224 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 978-0-898716-26-9

List Price $69.00/ SIAM Member Price $48.30

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From: Alexandra Haedrich <ahaedrich@mitacs.ca>

Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 16:48:00 -0400

**Subject: First Montreal Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, Aug 2007**

First Montreal Industrial Problem Solving Workshop

August 20-24 2007

Centre de recherches mathématiques

http://www.crm.math.ca/probindustriels/index_e.shtml

The goal of this workshop is to gather industry representatives,

academic researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to

work on concrete problems proposed by the industry. Participants will

work in teams to analyse a problem supplied by a company or a public

sector institution. The workshop will provide companies and

institutions with mathematical tools for solving problems, while

enabling students and academic researchers in applied mathematics to

work on real-world problems.

The workshop is organized by the Centre de recherches mathématiques,

along with GERAD, the CIRRELT (Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche

sur les Réseaux dEntreprise, la Logistique et le Transport) and

ncm2, and is sponsored by the MITACS network of centres of excellence.

Space is limited! All interested students are invited to apply by

June 1, 2007 :

http://www.crm.math.ca/probindustriels/application_e.shtml

For more information, please contact Alexandra Haedrich at

ahaedrich@mitacs.ca or (514) 987-3000, ext. 1811.

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From: Peter Arbenz <arbenz@inf.ethz.ch>

Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 11:21:41 -0400

**Subject: Workshop on High-Performance Computing at ETH Zurich, Sep 2007**

WORKSHOP on HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

ETH Zurich, Switzerland, September 3-4, 2007

URL:http://people.inf.ethz.ch/cflaig/hpc07/

The main theme of the workshop is to present and discuss the

state-of-the-art in high-performance and parallel scientific computing.

Presentations will focus on algorithms, applications, and software

issues related to high-performance parallel computing. Sessions will

cover the following themes: earth sciences, life sciences,

general-purpose computing on graphics processing units, parallel

filesystems.

Scientific program on Sept 3, 2007: (8 talks of 45 minutes each)

- Jack Dongarra (Univerity of Tennessee at Knoxville):

Future directions of HPC

- Christoph Ueberhuber (TU Vienna):

Automatic Program Generation and Optimization in HPC

- Domenico Giardini (ETH Zurich):

Global Seismology, Earthquake Physics and Seismic Hazard in the Frame

of High Performance Computing

- Christoph Schaer (ETH Zurich):

High-performance computing with weather and climate models

- Felix Schuermann (EPF Lausanne):

The Blue Brain project

- Victor Jongeneel (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics):

Emerging HPC requirements for the life sciences

- Matthew Papakipos (PeakStream)

General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units

- Mike Folk (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaing)

HDF5 and the Data Challenge

Tutorial on Sept 4, 2007:

Introduction to General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units

(GPGPUs)

There is a small fee, payable at the workshop. Please register

at http://people.inf.ethz.ch/cflaig/hpc07/

Organizing Committee:

Andreas Adelmann (PSI Villigen), Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich),

Olaf Schenk (University of Basel)

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From: Nicola Mastronardi <n.mastronardi@ba.iac.cnr.it>

Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 13:16:00 -0400

**Subject: Workshop on Num. Linear Algebra, Internet and Large Scale Appl., Sep 2007**

Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra, Internet and Large Scale Applications

September 9-14, 2007, Hotel Porto Giardino, Monopoli (Ba), Italy

Over the last decades, data applications and, in particular, technological

developments in scientific and Internet domains have generated very large data

sets. Such data are often modeled as matrices. For example, term-document

matrices can be constructed in many Internet applications indicating the

frequency of one term in one document.

Such data matrices often have structural properties that present challenges

and opportunities for researchers in Numerical Linear Algebra and Computer

Science. In fact, problems of information retrieval and Web analysis, such as

Google PageRank problem and latent semantic indexing, have strongly motivated

the research in the field of design and analysis of linear algebra algorithms

involving massive data sets.

The workshop is aimed to explore novel techniques for modeling and analyzing

massive, high-dimensional, and nonlinear-structured data, and to discuss new

efficient and reliable numerical linear algebra algorithms for Web and large

scale applications, bringing together computer scientists, computational and

applied mathematicians, statisticians, and practitioners to promote

cross-fertilization of ideas.

There will be 20 invited lectures, 20 contributed talks and a poster session.

Preliminary list of invited speakers.

M.W. Berry, University of Tennessee, USA

D.A. Bini, University of Pisa, Italy

C. Brezinski,University of Lille, France

G. Del Corso, University of Pisa, Italy

G.H. Golub, Stanford University, USA

A. Langville, College of Charleston, USA

M. Redivo Zaglia, University of Padova, Italy

G. Rodriguez, University of Cagliari, Italy

S. Serra-Capizzano, University of Insubria, Como, Italy

E.E. Tyrtyshnikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

M. Van Barel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

R. Vandebril, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

S.Vigna, University of Milano, Italy

The Proceedings of the workshop will be published in the

Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics.

More information can be found at

http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~raf/bari2007/index.php

Thank you very much for your attention.

Nicola Mastronardi, Dario A. Bini, Stefano Serra Capizzano

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From: Chris Kees <christopher.e.kees@erdc.usace.army.mil>

Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 17:57:20 -0500

**Subject: Senior Research Scientist Position (Computational Sciences)**

Salary Range: $132,437 to $154,600 per annum

Duty Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Organization: United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer

Research and Development Center (ERDC)

Duties: Incumbent is responsible for broad spectrum of basic and

applied theoretical and experimental research programs in all aspects

of computational sciences and engineering, numerical methods, and

theoretical analyses as applied to geo-spatial research and

engineering, military engineering, environmental quality,

installations, and Army civil works. This research and development

includes development of novel numerical solutions to physics-based

equations of mass, momentum, and energy; basic research into

efficient computational schemes; innovative utilization of high

performance computational architectures, scientific visualization,

data exploration, and the applications of these methods to the

solution of war-fighter and water resource problems. The ERDC

exploits computational sciences to pursue technology development for

all areas of its mission. For this position, the incumbent must have

an in-depth research and development background in computational

sciences, enabling him/her to guide and lead the ERDC's overall

research and development program, develop policies and processes for

the optimization of program goals and expenditures, and serve as the

ERDC's technical conscience for computational sciences. The

incumbent must possess a high degree of expertise in the disciplines

of numerical methods, applied mathematics, computational physics,

chemistry, and/or engineering, and computational and computer sciences.

Vacancy Ann.#: DAST-07-03

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/

For questions about this job:

Shereda Jones

Phone: 703-695/2242

Fax: 703 692-3303

Email: shereda.jones@hqda.army.mil

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From: Raimund Brger <rburger@ing-mat.udec.cl>

Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 10:53:01 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Position at Universidad de Concepcion**

Professorship at Departament of Mathematical Engineering

University of Concepcion, Chile

A full-time professor position is available at the Departament of

Mathematical Engineering at the University of Concepcion, Chile, from

January 2, 2008. The department is looking for a candidate holding a

doctoral degree in mathematics, and who is specialized in one of the

following (or related) areas:

*Numerical analysis,

*Optimization and non-linear analysis,

*Stochastic analysis.

The candidate's research record should include participation in

research projects and publications in international journals. The

candidate should be able to work in teams and to form research

groups. Teaching duties include courses at both undergraduate and

graduate level. The candidate should speak Spanish. Applications

should include a Curriculum Vitae and copies of the most relevant

publications. Candidates should have two letters of recommendation

sent to the department. The salary and level of appointment will be

commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.

Applications should be sent before July 30, 2007 to:

Director

Departamento de Ingenieria Matematica

Direccion de Personal

Universidad de Concepcion

Casilla 160-C

Correo 3

Concepcion

Chile

For more information, contact

Dr. Roberto Riquelme

E-mail: rriquelm@ing-mat.udec.cl

Fax: 56-41-2522055

or visit the department's website: http://www.ing-mat.udec.cl

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From: "Mattheij, R.M.M." <r.m.m.mattheij@TUE.nl>

Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 13:40:58 +0200

**Subject: Scientific consultancy position at the mathematics department TU Eindhoven**

The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven is located in the South-East of

the Netherlands, in one of the most important technological

centres of Europe, called Brainport. Its research ranks it among the top

universities in Europe and its educational programmes

are highly esteemed. Both research and education have a strong

intertwining with industry. At the department of Mathematics

and Computer Science research and education are supported by consultancy

activities. Within Mathematics the latter activities

are initiated and coordinated by the Laboratory of Industrial

Mathematics Eindhoven (LIME), where a professional team of

consultants is performing a number of tasks. They consist of acquisition

of projects from industrial companies,

supporting (graduate and Ph D) students in modelling and computing as

well as carrying out specific projects out themselves.

At the moment LIME employs some 10 people.

Due to its increased activities there is a consultancy position at LIME

available at the moment. We are looking for a person with

a strong interest in mathematical modelling, including numerical

simulations. He/she should have a background in scientific computing

or computational engineering, and preferably hold a PhD. Given the

nature of the work proven practical skills in programming

are required, experience with commercial simulation packages is highly

appreciated. Moreover since the work is essentially

industry-oriented, clear interest in and open view towards industrial

processes, a business-like attitude as well as

excellent communication skills are necessary.

The appointment will be for a period of 3 years initially.

The salary will depend on knowledge and experience and varies from Euro

3060 gross per month up toEuro 4760 gross per month.

The University offers a broad package of fringe benefits like

child-care.

The interested candidate should send his extended CV, including

references, (mentioning V 32983) to

Prof Dr. R.M.M. Mattheij

Faculteit Wiskunde & Informatica

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

PO Box 513

5600 MB Eindhoven

email: r.m.m.mattheij@tue.nl

tel: +31 (0)40 2472080

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From: David Chopp <chopp@northwestern.edu>

Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 11:22:49 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience **

Postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

A postdoctoral position is available at Northwestern University to develop

computer simulations of deep brain stimulation. The project involves a

combination of computing, mathematical modeling, and interpretation of

clinical data. The computing component will be to adapt a novel algorithm

to a parallel computing cluster. The modeling will involve the development

of a full morphology model from the basal ganglia region which is able to

reproduce periodic cycles associated with Parkinsons disease, and to develop

a model for a neurostimulator. All results will be compared with

interoperative data. The applicant will work with a dynamic interdisciplinary

team consisting of an applied mathematician, physiologist, and a neurosurgeon.

Experience in neurobiology preferred, but not required. Programming

experience is a must, but prior experience in parallel computing is not

required. The position is available to start now, actual start date is

negotiable.

Please send your CV, a cover letter describing your research interests, and

the names and email addresses of at least 2 references to: David Chopp,

Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Dept., Northwestern University,

2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-3125. Email: chopp@northwestern.edu

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From: Helge Galdal <h.k.galdal@cma.uio.no>

Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 22:55:15 +0200

**Subject: Open postdoc and PhD positions at CMA, Oslo**

Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) - a Centre of Excellence at

the University of Oslo, Norway, hereby invites applications for up to 4

postdoc positions and 2 PhD scholarships.

The positions are available from 1 July 2007, but the start date may be

delayed if necessary.

Applications with all necessary enclosures must be received by 29 May, 2007.

For details, please check the full announcement:

http://www.cma.uio.no/openpositions/

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From: Des Higham <aas96106@maths.strath.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 09:55:59 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: PhD studentship at Un. Strathclyde**

A PhD studentship on the project

Theory and Tools for Complex Biological Systems

is available at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Full details can be found at

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/QI288.html

Deadline for applications is May 28th, 2007.

Informal enquiries cam be made to Des Higham

at djh@maths.strath.ac.uk.

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From: Amos Lawless <a.s.lawless@rdg.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 06:09:39 -0400

**Subject: PhD studentship at the University of Reading, U.K.**

Multigrid optimization for variational data assimilation in numerical weather

prediction

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

University of Reading, to work on multigrid optimization methods in

numerical weather prediction. Good forecasts require an accurate

knowledge of the current atmospheric state. This can be estimated

using data assimilation, which involves combining observational data

with mathematical models of the atmosphere. Data assimilation is an

essential but increasingly expensive part of any weather forecasting

system. In this project you will investigate novel multigrid

assimilation techniques, which seek to reduce computational costs by

intelligently spreading calculations across different resolution

grids. You will also study the effect of these novel techniques on the

Met Office's operational forecasting system.

The studentship is fully funded for 3.5 years. It is supported by the

Met Office as a Mathematical CASE award, providing an extra termly

stipend to the student above the standard EPSRC amount. There will be

the opportunity to spend some time working at the Met Office in

Exeter, interacting with experts in operational weather forecasting.

Candidates should have a good honours degree in a subject with strong

mathematical content.

For further details and an application form please contact:

Mrs S. Davis, Department of Mathematics, The University of Reading,

PO Box 220, Reading, RG6 6AX. Tel 0118 931 8991.

email: s.davis@reading.ac.uk

This award is available to UK and EU students only (tuition fees only

for EU applicants).

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

Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 14:49:09 -0400

**Subject: Ph.D. Position at RICAM, Austria**

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

Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) starting with July 1, 2007.

For this challenging position we seek a highly motivated candidate.

A strong background in applied mathematics, in particular, in numerical

methods for partial differential equations and in numerical linear algebra,

and excellent programming skills are required. Familiarity with finite

element methods and (algebraic) multigrid methods is desirable. Some

knowledge of electromagnetics would be 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

Alternatively, the application material can be sent by email to

johannes.kraus@oeaw.ac.at

Closing date for applications is May 27, 2007.

The Austrian Science Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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From: Christoph Mack <christoph.mack@unibw.de>

Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 12:39:33 +0200

**Subject: PhD position in flow control / Munich**

A PhD position is available at the Numerical Analysis group at the

department of aerospace sciences, University of the Armed Forces

(UniBw), Munich. The candidate will work on adjoint-based flow control

and direct numerical simulation of compressible Navier-Stokes equations.

For further details, please consult the following URL:

http://www.unibw.de/lrt1/sesterhenn/stellenangebote

Applications or inquiries should be directed to Prof. Sesterhenn or

Christoph Mack.

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From: "Stynes, Martin" <m.stynes@ucc.ie>

Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 08:02:23 +0100

**Subject: PhD studentship in Num. Modelling of Processes exhibiting Layer Phenomena**

National University of Ireland, Cork

Department of Mathematics

PhD studentship in Numerical Modelling of Industrial Processes exhibiting

Layer Phenomena

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to work on a mathematical

modelling project that also involves significant amounts of numerical

computation. The underlying research investigates certain industrial

processes whose solutions exhibit layers. In collaboration with Professors

Martin Stynes and Grigory Shishkin the project will develop mathematical

models whose numerical solutions require novel state-of-the-art techniques.

The successful applicant will have - or expects to be awarded shortly - a

good undergraduate degree (or Masters) in applied mathematics or a related

numerate discipline. S/he will have a strong interest in modelling and in

the numerical solution of differential equations.

The project is funded by the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science

and Industry (MACSI) which is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland

Mathematics Initiative. The studentship includes an annual salary of

EUR18,000, plus Ph.D. fees at NUIC, and there is additional generous support

for travel.

The studentship will commence in Autumn 2007 and is tenable initially for 18

months, with an additional 18 months dependent upon a successful progress

review.

Applications by email to Professor Martin Stynes (m.stynes@ucc.ie), who can

also be contacted via email or phone (+353-21-4902539) for informal

enquiries and further information.

Applications must include:

* CV, including clear statements regarding the quality of your

examination grades and your competence in spoken and written English;

* a covering letter describing your interest in this position;

* the names of 3 academic referees, together with the positions they

hold and their email and postal addresses.

Closing date: Friday, 6 July 2007

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From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 12:17:24 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Complexity**

Journal of Complexity

Volume 23, Number 2, April 2007

CONTENTS

ANNOUNCEMENT

K.Petras and K.Ritter win the 2006 Best Paper Award

Harald Niederreiter, Joseph F. Traub, Henryk Wozniakowski

REGULAR ARTICLES

Complexity and effective dimension of discrete Levy areas

Klaus Scheicher

Error linear complexity measures for multisequences

Wilfried Meidl, Harald Niederreiter, Ayineedi Venkateswarlu

Factoring bivariate sparse (Lacunary) polynomials

Martin Avendano, Teresa Krick, Martin Sombra

On the complexity of p-adic basic semi-algebraic sets

Michael Maller, Jennifer Whitehead

Regularization by truncated Cholesky factorization: A comparison of

four different approaches

Barbara Kaltenbacher

A primal-dual symmetric relaxation for homogeneous conic systems

Juan Carlos Vera, Juan Carlos Rivera, Javier Pena, Yao Hui

Generalized tractability for multivariate problems Part I: Linear

tensor product problems and linear information

Michael Gnewuch, Henryk Wozniakowski

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