## NA Digest Sunday, September 30, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 40

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From: eal@aueb.gr
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:53:33 +0300
Subject: Honorary Degree for Professor Sir C.A.R. Hoare

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that
Professor Sir C.A.R. HOARE,
Oxford University, England,

received a Honorary Doctorate of Science from the Department of
Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
on September 24th, 2007, in Athens, Greece.

The citation for the degree is as follows:

"For pioneering work and fundamental contributions to
Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, in particular to the
definition and design of programming languages, development of
algorithms and models of parallel computations, and for services to
Computer Science and Education".

on his seminal contributions to Sciences.

Professor Elias A. Lipitakis

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From: "Maurice Cox" <Maurice.Cox@npl.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:47:45 +0100
Subject: Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software awarded at ICIAM 07

The 2007 Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software was awarded to
Wolfgang Bangerth (Texas A&M University), Guido Kanschat (Texas A&M
University), and Ralph Hartmann (DLR Braunschweig) for deal.II, a
software library for computational solution of partial differential
equations using adaptive finite elements (www.dealii.org). The
presentation took place at the 6th International Congress on
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2007) in Zurich,
Switzerland.

deal.II is a large, object-oriented software library that facilitates
the implementation of finite element algorithms with mesh adaptivity
and complex shape functions. A unified interface provides support for
applications with one, two, and three space dimensions. The library
includes extensive documentation, an impressive number of examples,
and a website tutorial, all of which aim to make the data structures
and algorithms used as transparent as possible.

dealII is open source and can be downloaded from the Internet. With
its emphasis on generality and ease of implementation, deal.II has
already been used in a wide range of applications, including fluid
flow, magnetohydrodynamics, biomedical inverse imaging problems, fuel
cell modeling, and simulation of crystal growth. More than 60
publications show results obtained with deal.II.

The Prize is awarded every four years to the entry that best addresses
all phases of the preparation of high-quality numerical software, and
is sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory (US), the National
Physical Laboratory (UK) and the Numerical Algorithms Group (UK).

Maurice Cox
Chair, Board of Trustees
Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <Littleton@siam.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 21:45:47 -0400
Subject: SIAM John von Neumann Lecture Suggestions due October 15, 2007

The John von Neumann Lecture

Invitation for suggestions - DUE OCTOBER 15

The John von Neumann Lecture, established in 1959, is one of SIAM's most
prestigious prizes as well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual
Meeting. It is awarded annually for outstanding and distinguished
contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the
effective communication of these ideas to the community.

The 2008 John von Neumann Lecturer will receive a certificate and a
monetary award of $4,000 and will present a survey lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting, to be held July 7-11, 2008, in San Diego, California. The selection committee welcomes your suggestions of individuals for this prize and will receive them THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2007. You may submit your suggestions on the web form found at www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_neumann.php. Inquiries should be addressed to littleton@siam.org. Calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can be found at www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php. ------------------------------------------------------- From: "J. M. Littleton" <Littleton@siam.org> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 22:01:29 -0400 Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize CALL FOR NOMINATIONS SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Prize (SIAG/OPT Prize) will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP08) to be held May 10-13, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts. The SIAG/OPT Prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper on a topic in optimization published in English in a peer-reviewed journal. The eligibility period is the four calendar years preceding the year of the conference. Candidate papers must bear a publication date in the 2004-2007 calendar years and must contain significant research contributions to the field of optimization, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential applications. The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the citation. At least one of the prize recipients is expected to attend the award ceremony and present the paper at the conference. Nominations, including a letter of nomination and a bibliographic citation of the paper, should be addressed to Professor Robert Vanderbei, Chair, SIAG/OPT Prize Committee and sent by January 15, 2008, 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. ------------------------------------------------------- From: "Michael A Heroux" <maherou@sandia.gov> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 16:46:37 -0500 Subject: Trilinos Release 8.0 Available Trilinos Release 8.0 is available for download at the Trilinos website. The version 8.0 general release contains 30 packages: Amesos, Anasazi, AztecOO, Belos, Didasko, Epetra, EpetraExt, Galeri, IFPACK, Isorropia, Kokkos, Komplex, LOCA, Meros, ML, Moertel, MOOCHO, New_Package, NOX, Pliris, PyTrilinos, RTOp, Rythmos, Sacado, Stratimikos, Teuchos, Thyra, TrilinosCouplings, Triutils, and WebTrilinos. In addition to many new features across the packages that were included in the Trilinos 7.0 external release, Trilinos Release 8.0 contains three packages that are being released for the first time: - Belos (Next-generation Iterative Solvers) - Sacado (Automatic Differentiation) - TrilinosCouplings (Select Trilinos Package Interfaces) Complete release notes can be found on the Trilinos website: http://trilinos.sandia.gov/release_notes-8.0.html Please contact trilinos-help at software.sandia.gov if you have any problems. On behalf of the entire Trilinos Development Team, Mike Heroux, Jim Willenbring, Mike Phenow Links: Main Trilinos website: http://trilinos.sandia.gov Download link: http://trilinos.sandia.gov/download/ Release Notes: http://trilinos.sandia.gov/release_notes-8.0.html ------------------------------------------------------- From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:52:54 -0400 Subject: From caf' to math (poem) The quote "a mathematician is a machine that turns coffee into theorems" is commonly attributed to Erdos (it was probably Renyi). I'm sure most NA Digesters would agree with the quote, whoever it's from. Me? I turn caf to code, and thus this ode: An Ode to Caf, by T.D. An ode to caf I think I'll cue. With eau de caf, I think I'll brew. Oh no, decaf? A task Tim blew! Alas! the gaffe! You see I'm blue! My output math is cut in two! No caf I hath, No math, I'm through. With half and half, Try two I'll do. A cup o' caf I shall imbue. To turn the caf, equations' glue, into the math, said Erdos too. ------------------------------------------------------- From: Wim Michiels <Wim.Michiels@cs.kuleuven.be> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 03:23:40 -0400 Subject: Announcing new book, Stability and Stabilization of Time-Delay Systems Stability and Stabilization of Time-Delay Systems: An Eigenvalue Based Approach Wim Michiels, K.U.Leuven, Belgium Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, LSS-Supelec, France SIAM Book Series on Advances in Design and Control 12 / ISBN 978-0-898716-32-0 / available October 2007 Publisher's page: http://www.ec-securehost.com/SIAM/DC12.html Book Description: Time-delays are important components of many dynamical systems that describe coupling or interconnection between dynamics, propagation or transport phenomena, and heredity and competition in population dynamics. This monograph addresses the problem of stability analysis and the stabilization of dynamical systems subjected to time-delays. It presents a wide and self- contained panorama of analytical methods and computational algorithms using a unified eigenvalue-based approach illustrated by examples and applications in electrical and mechanical engineering, biology, and complex network analysis. This text bridges the fields of control (analysis and feedback design, robustness, and uncertainty) and numerical analysis (explicit algorithms and methods). The authors present solutions of the (robust) stability analysis and stabilization problem of linear time-delay systems, which are the result of this cross-fertilization of control theory, numerical linear algebra, numerical bifurcation analysis, and optimization. ------------------------------------------------------- From: gerhardwilhelm weber <gweber@metu.edu.tr> Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:00:00 +0300 Subject: Workshop in Memory of Prof. Haryi Korezlioglu, Apr 2008 WORKSHOP in Memory of PROFESSOR HAYRI KOREZLIOGLU Recent Developments in Financial Mathematics and Stochastic Calculus METU, Ankara, Turkey, April 25-26, 2008 https://kolmogorov.iam.metu.edu.tr/korezlioglu/ Scope: On June 26, 2007, our dear teacher and friend Prof. Dr. Hayri Korezlioglu passed away at the age of 77. Professor Korezlioglu was the founder and chair of the Department of Financial Mathematics at the Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) of the Middle East Technical University (METU). The institute was established in 2002 (http://www3.iam.metu.edu.tr/). That he is no longer among us means a great loss for everyone at IAM. IAM is organizing a special workshop in memory of Professor Hayri Korezlioglu. It would like to share moments of science and friendship in his honour, in areas of applied mathematics which Professor Korezlioglu worked in as a researcher, educator and as a pioneer in Turkey. The workshop will follow a series of seminars for practitioners from the financial sector, mainly, from Turkey, and for our students. Its program aims to represent various subjects constituting the title of the event. Talks will focus on the progress made in Financial Mathematics for modeling financial phenomena and developing numerical techniques for applications. An additional emphasis will be made on the theoretical foundations in Stochastic Calculus. Concerning applications, a major problem is model identification based on observations. In many countries, particularly in developing economies, statistical data are insufficient. This creates both decision making problems under uncertainty and model risks. The scientific goals of the workshop consist in sharing and discussing recent excellent research achievements, in preparing future projects on modern challenges in science and development of the financial sector, and is an invitation to the youth into this dynamics, with a special emphasis on guiding it. The workshop program will consist of tutorials, invited and contributed papers. Important Dates: Abstract submissions: January 15, 2008, Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2008, Early registration: February 20, 2008, Pre-Workshop Seminar Series: April 23-24, 2008, Workshop: April 25-26, 2008. ------------------------------------------------------- From: Randy LeVeque and Ioana Dimitriu <rjl@amath.washington.edu> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:09:16 -0400 Subject: Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar in Seattle, Oct 13, 2007 The Twenty First Annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS) will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the University of Washington in Seattle. All are welcome! See: http://www.amath.washington.edu/~pnwnas/2007/ The speakers this year will be Robert Bridson (UBC), Ioana Dumitriu (UW), Colin McDonald (SFU), Michael Overton (NYU), Dominik Shoetzau (UBC), and Debbie Sulsky (UNM). ------------------------------------------------------- From: sbasu@sumitbasu.net Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:59:01 -0700 Subject: NIPS 2007 Wksp on Machine Learning for Systems Problems, Dec 2007 Call for Abstracts: NIPS 2007 Workshop on Machine Learning for Systems Problems In the last few years, there has been a budding interaction between machine learning and computer systems researchers. In particular, statistical machine learning techniques have found a wide range of successful applications in many core systems areas, from designing computer microarchitectures and analyzing network traffic patterns to managing power consumption in data centers and beyond. However, connecting these two areas has its challenges: while systems problems are replete with mountains of data and hidden variables, complex sets of interacting systems, and other exciting properties, labels can be hard to come by, and the measure of success can be hard to define. Furthermore, systems problems often require much more than high classification accuracy - the answers from the algorithms need to be both justifiable and actionable. Dedicated workshops in systems conferences have emerged (for example, SysML 2006 and SysML 2007) to address this area, though they have had little visibility to the machine learning community. A primary goal of this workshop is thus to expose these new research opportunities in systems areas to machine learning researchers, in the hopes of encouraging deeper and broader synergy between the two communities. During the workshop, through various planned overviews, invited talks, poster sessions, group discussions, and panels, we would like to achieve three objectives. First, we wish to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that are inherent to this area. Second, we want to discuss and identify "low-hanging fruit" that are be more easily tackled using existing learning techniques. Finally, we will cover how researchers in both areas can make rapid progress on these problems using existing toolboxes for both machine learning and systems. We hope that this workshop will present an opportunity for intensive discussion of existing work in machine learning and systems, as well as inspire a new generation of researchers to become involved in this exciting domain. Call for Abstracts: We are seeking 2-page abstracts about recent work at the intersection of machine learning and systems. We welcome preliminary work and work you may plan to publish at a later conference: we are intentionally not creating proceedings for this workshop so that authors are free to submit work to later venues. However, if there is sufficient interest we will explore the possibility of a special issue of a journal or a book seeded with selected papers from the workshop. Please email your abstracts in PDF format to: mlsys07@yahoogroups.com by October 31, 2007. We will select abstracts for presentation at the workshop by November 7, 2007. Please send any questions you may have about the workshop to this address as well. We look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Archana Ganapathi <archanag@eecs.berkeley.edu> Sumit Basu <sumitb@microsoft.com> Emre Kiciman <emrek@microsoft.com> Fei Sha <feisha@gmail.com> More information is available at http://radlab.cs.berkeley.edu/MLSys ------------------------------------------------------- From: Lars Grasedyck <lgr@mis.mpg.de> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:00:08 +0200 Subject: GAMM-Seminar on Tensor Approximations Jan 2008 The 24th GAMM-Seminar in Leipzig will take place from Friday, January 25th until Saturday January 26th 2008. The topic of the workshop is "Tensor Approximations" and related topics, e.g., * PDEs with stochastic parameters * Sparse grids * Data-sparse, structured matrices * Applications in high dimensions Invited speakers are * Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen) * Tamara Kolda (SANDIA Livermore) * Lieven De Lathauwer (ETIS Cergy-Pontoise Cedex) * Christian Lubich (Uni Tübingen) * Christoph Schwab (ETH Zürich) See also the webpage http://www.mis.mpg.de/scicomp/gamm24/index.html Registration is open, deadline for submission of abstracts is December 6th 2007 Applications can be sent to lgr(at)mis.mpg.de, where (at)=@. ------------------------------------------------------- From: Steffen Boerm <sbo@mis.mpg.de> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:00:32 +0200 Subject: Winter School on Hierarchical Matrices, Mar 2008 Announcement Winter School "Hierarchical Matrices" Organizers: Wolfgang Hackbusch, Lars Grasedyck, Steffen Boerm (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig) Time: March 17th to March 20th, 2008 Deadline for registration: January 31st, 2008 Topic: Hierarchical matrices can be a useful tool for the treatment of integral operators as well as the solution of linear systems arising in the discretization of elliptic partial differential equations. Moreover, the representation of matrices in the hierarchical matrix format is suitable for the efficient solution of matrix equations. The aim of this winter school is to teach the necessary theoretical foundations of hierarchical matrices, but most of all the efficient implementation of the algorithms. The practical realization on the computer will be the topic of exercise courses in the afternoon. The participants will use the HLib library in order to assemble and solve BEM and FEM systems. Lecture notes are available in electronic form. Website: http://www.mis.mpg.de/scicomp/winterschool/ HLib: http://www.hlib.org/ Lecture Notes: http://www.mis.mpg.de/preprints/ln/lecturenote-2103-abstr.html ------------------------------------------------------- From: "Kirsten Wilden" <Wilden@siam.org> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:14:13 -0400 Subject: Deadline extended, SIAM Conf. on Numerical Combusion NC08, Mar 2008 Conference Name: SIAM International Conference on Numerical Combustion (NC08) Location: Portola Plaza Hotel at Monterey Bay, Monterey, California Dates: March 31-April 2, 2008 The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at: http://www.siam.org/meetings/nc08/ **Extended Deadlines** October 29, 2007: Minisymposium proposals October 29, 2007: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers. For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at meetings@siam.org. ------------------------------------------------------- From: "Connie Young" <Young@siam.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:15:56 -0400 Subject: 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting, Jul 2008 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN08) Held jointly with the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS08) Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California July 7-11, 2008 http://www.siam.org/meetings/an08/ Plenary Speakers Karen Devine, Sandia National Laboratories Lars Eldén, Linköping University, Sweden Trey G. Ideker, University of California, San Diego Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University Jean-Michel Morel (Joint with IS08), ENS Cachan, France Topical Speakers Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft Search Labs John P. Boyd, University of Michigan Rasmus Bro, Copenhagen University, Denmark Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee G. Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh Lise Getoor, University of Maryland, College Park Randall J. LeVeque, University of Washington Mark Newman, University of Michigan Jill P. Mesirov, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University James G. Nagy, Emory University Steven G. Parker, University of Utah Cécile Penland, NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division Anders Petersson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo! Research Special Lectures SIAM Past President's Address - Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture - Lecturer TBA I.E. Block Community Lecture - Daniel N. Rockmore, Dartmouth College W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics - Lecturer TBA The John von Neumann Lecture - Lecturer TBA The Call for Presentations is available at: http://www.siam.org/meetings/an08/ Important Deadlines SUBMISSION DEADLINES January 14, 2008: Minisymposium proposals January 28, 2008: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers REGISTRATION DEADLINE June 9, 2008 HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE June 9, 2008 For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at meetings@siam.org. ------------------------------------------------------- From: "Nicoletta Del Buono" <delbuono@dm.uniba.it> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:42:24 +0200 (CEST) Subject: SDS08 Workshop: First Announcement, Jun 2008 Fifth Workshop on: STRUCTURAL DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS: Computational Aspects June 17-20, 2008 Capitolo-Monopoli, Bari, Italy The workshop will take place at Hotel Villaggio Porto Giardino in Capitolo, Monopoli, Bari, Italy (http://www.portogiardino.it) The main aim of this workshop is to put together researchers of different areas, in particular Mathematics and Engineering, to give the opportunity for discussing recent developments in computational methods for: Numerical methods for ODEs; Non-smooth dynamical systems; Dynamical systems with variable structure; Smooth decomposition of matrices depending on parameters; Krylov methods for matrix functions in ODEs; Numerical methods for ODEs on manifolds. Both numerical and theoretical aspects of the previous topics will be welcome. The workshop will consist of invited lectures, contributed talks and of a poster session. A preliminary list of speakers is the following one: Chistian Lubich (University of Tuebingen, Germany) Erik Van Vleck (University of Kansas, USA) Elio Usai University of Cagliari, Italy) Luca Dieci (Georgia Tech Institute, Atlanta, USA). Mario Di Bernardo (University of Bristol, U.K and University of Naples) Valeria Simoncini (University of Bologna, Italy). To stimulate the participation of PhD students there will be a poster session. The session is restricted to students, who will be able to showcase their work. Students who have already made some progress on their thesis, can present a synopsis of their work, whereas students who are just beginning their thesis, can present an overview of what they are proposing to study. The main purpose of this format is to provide PhD students with feedback on their work, accomplished or planned, in a less formal setting than that of a plenary presentation. A selection of plenary and contibution talks will be considered for pubblication on a special issue of an Elsevier Journal. More details will be given during the workshop. The submitted papers will be subject to the standard review process. Web Site: http://www.dm.uniba.it/~delbuono/sds2008.htm ------------------------------------------------------- From: Hassane.Sadok@lmpa.univ-littoral.fr Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:59:23 +0200 (CEST) Subject: IMACS Intl Symp on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing, Mar 2008 The 9th IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing, will take place in Lille, France, on March 17-20, 2008. The conference will feature invited lectures, minisymposia, selected contibuted papers and a paper competition for students and new PhDs. Main topics: large linear systems and preconditioning, large scale eigenvalue problem computations, saddle points, domain decomposition, high-performance and parallel computation, linear algebra and control, model reduction, multigrid and multilevel methods, applications such as image processing, financial computation, energy minimization and internet search engines. INVITED SPEAKERS B. MAURY, France F. NATAF, France Y. NOTAY, Belgium B. PHILIPPE, France Y. SAAD, USA J.D. SILVESTER, England D. SZYLD, USA P. VAN DOOREN, Belgium H. YSERENANT, Germany MINISYMPOSIA: Submit one-page theme abstract, list of four speakers and titles of their presentations by December 1, 2007 to imacs09@lmpa.univ-littorl.fr. Notification of acceptance by December 15, 2007. STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION: All students (and new Ph.Ds whose degrees were awarded after June 2007) are invited to submit a paper for competition. Registration and local expenses will be waived for the winners of the student competition. Papers must be submitted by November 15, 2007. The proceedings of the conference will appear as a special volume of of the IMACS journal Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, subject to a regular refereeing process. DEADLINES Title and Abstract submission: November 30, 2007. Registration: December 30, 2007. Full paper submission: June 30, 2008. For more information, please refer to the web page: http://www-lmpa.univ-littoral.fr/IMACS09/ or contact us at: imacs09@lmpa.univ-littoral.fr ------------------------------------------------------- From: Hassan Safouhi <hassan.safouhi@ualberta.ca> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 03:13:35 -0400 Subject: Molecular Electronic Structure Calculation, Jun 2008 Odyssey of Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Molecular Electronic Structure Calculation June 2-5, 2008. At the beautiful Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. In June 2008, the University of Alberta's Campus Saint-Jean will host an interdisciplinary international conference on the application of advanced mathematical and computational techniques as they interface with theoretical chemistry. Invitations will be extended worldwide to mathematicians, chemists, and physicists as well as to researchers in other related disciplines. Topics of the Conference: 1.Extrapolation methods and numerical quadrature. Integral transforms. 2.Extrapolation methods in the context of linear algebra problems. 3.Mathematical contributions to quantum chemistry. 4.Molecular multicenter integral calculations using exponential type functions. 5.Molecular modeling and high performance computing in chemistry. 6.Computational methods in atomic and molecular physics. 7.The density functional theory of atomic and molecular structure. 8.Mathematics and molecular electronic structure theory. 9.Symbolic programming language for molecular electronic structure calculations. 10.Treatment of inter-electronic correlation. 11.Explicitly correlated wave functions. 12.Extrapolation of electronic structure calculations to the basis set limit. 13.Quantum similarity measurements and computational medicinal chemistry for drug discovery. Highly qualified international and national keynote speakers will shed light on the impact of mathematics on (theoretical) chemistry and also on the fact that the treatment of chemical problems can be a valuable source of inspiration for mathematicians. It is the primary intention of this conference to present mathematical and computational techniques that are not yet so very well known, but which nevertheless will have a considerable impact in the future on the way we will conduct research in (theoretical) chemistry. The conference will also serve as a kind of "états généraux" on the state of inter-disciplinary integration of Mathematics with other disciplines and it should provide directions for future research programs and collaboration. Details of abstract submission and registration will be announced soon. Contact information: Hassan Safouhi E-mail: hassan.safouhi@ualberta.ca ------------------------------------------------------- From: David Keyes <kd2112@columbia.edu> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:24:55 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods: 18th International Conference, Jan 2008 Call for Talks and Minisymposia Proposals The 18th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods Hebrew University, Jerusalem January 12-17, 2008 The 18th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods will be held in Jerusalem, Israel, at the Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, from Saturday evening January 12 through Thursday afternoon January 17, 2008. Please see http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/dd18/ for details and registration. Domain decomposition is an active, interdisciplinary research area concerned with the development, analysis, and implementation of coupling and decoupling strategies in mathematical and computational models of natural and engineered systems. Since the advent of hierarchical distributed memory computers, it has been motivated afresh by considerations of concurrency and locality in a wide variety of large-scale problems, continuous and discrete. The current series of international meetings began in Paris in 1987 and is on an 18-month cycle. Meetings have been hosted in Austria, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Russia, the UK, and the USA. The following have accepted invitations to speak at DD-18: Achi BRANDT, Weizman Institute and University of California-Los Angeles Michael HOLST, University of California-San Diego Ronald HOPPE, University of Houston and University of Augsburg Tom HOU, California Institute of Technology Claude LE BRIS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees Patrick LE TALLEC, Ecole Polytechnique Jan NORDBOTTEN, University of Bergen and Princeton Ilaria PERUGGIA, University of Pavia Olivier PIRONNEAU, University of Paris-VI Francois Xavier ROUX, ONERA and University of Paris-VI Xuemin TU, University of California-Berkeley Olof WIDLUND, NYU-Courant Institute Jinchao XU, The Pennsylvania State University Contributions to the 18th international conference are encouraged in areas of numerical analysis, computer science, scientific and industrial applications, and software development. The conference will include plenary lectures by leading experts and promising young scientists, participant-initiated minisymposia, contributed talks, and posters. There will a special session dedicated to the late Moshe Israeli with lectures by Amir AVERBUCH, Roland GLOWINSKI and Irad YAVNEH. This meeting is being held in cooperation with SIAM and the IACCM and sponsorship from Bercom, Hutchinson, and SGI. The homepage of the international conference series on Domain Decomposition Methods is: http://www.ddm.org ------------------------------------------------------- From: Martin Buecker <buecker@sc.rwth-aachen.de> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:49:15 +0200 Subject: Call for papers, Automatic Differentiation 2008, Aug 2008 AD2008 - Second Call for Papers Fifth International Conference on Automatic Differentiation August 11-15, 2008, Bonn, Germany http://www.autodiff.org/ad08 Automatic differentiation (AD) is a methodology for computing derivatives of functions given in the form of computer codes. In addition to recent advances in AD research and software development, conference topics include the use of AD in areas such as optimization, ODEs/DAEs, and inverse problems. Confirmed invited presentations: Mike Giles (Oxford University) Wolfgang Marquardt (RWTH Aachen University) Arnold Neumaier (Vienna University) Alex Pothen (Old Dominion University) Eelco Visser (Delft University) Publication: Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering series. The number of pages is limited to 10 in Springer's LaTeX2e style for contributed books. Schedule: The conference will start Monday afternoon and finish by noon on Friday. A social event is planned for Wednesday afternoon. Bonn is easily accessible within one hour from Frankfurt/Main International Airport (by train or car). Its picturesque location on the Rhine River makes it ideal for sightseeing tours along the Rhine as well as for visits to the nearby cities of Cologne, Duesseldorf, and Aachen. Details regarding the location, procedures for registration and submission as well as the preliminary program will be made available at http://www.autodiff.org/ad08 Organized by RWTH Aachen University, AD2008 will take place at Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology under the direction of an international program committee. Important dates: November 30, 2007 : Full papers submission January 11, 2008 : Notification of acceptance February 1, 2008 : Camera-ready papers August 11-15, 2008: Conference ------------------------------------------------------- From: Margery Ishmael <marge@cs.uchicago.edu> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:11:03 -0500 Subject: Geometric and Topological Approaches to Data Analysis, Oct 8-12, 2007 University of Chicago Workshop: Geometric and Topological Approaches to Data Analysis October 8-12, 2007 Please see the following url for details: http://www.tti-c.org/workshop.html ------------------------------------------------------- From: "Mitch Chernoff" <Chernoff@siam.org> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 14:00:31 -0400 Subject: Call for papers, SIAP Special Issue on Fuel Cells CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (SIAP) FUEL CELLS: MODELING, ANALYSIS, AND COMPUTATION Contributed papers are sought for the above Special Issue. The subject of fuel cells is important, broad, and truly multidisciplinary. To develop successfully, contributions are needed from a wide range of scientists and engineers. The goals of the Special Issue are to display new research on fuel cells involving applied mathematics, interpreted broadly, and to encourage more activity by mathematical scientists in the modeling, analysis, and understanding of fuel cells. With these goals in mind, we are anticipating that the Special Issue will begin with two review papers. We are now seeking contributed papers for the Special Issue. * Every paper will be reviewed according to the standard procedures for other papers submitted to SIAP. In particular, papers should be no longer than 20 pages in length. See http://www.siam.org/journals/siap/policy.php for SIAP's Editorial Policy. * Every paper should begin with an attempt to communicate with mathematical scientists who may not be experts on fuel cells: formulate a problem, outline how the problem is treated in the paper, and, if possible, emphasize where difficulties remain and where applied mathematicians might be able to contribute. Papers should be submitted by: 1 April 2008 All interested should submit a manuscript and cover letter in PDF format via SIAP's online submission site, http://siap.siam.org. Please see Author Instructions on the site if you have not previously submitted a paper through the web-based system. Note the block labeled Special Section (just under the Keywords block on your submission screen) and select "Fuel Cells: Modeling, Analysis, and Computation" from the dropdown box. Also, be sure to note in the Manuscript Comment text box (at the bottom of your submission screen) that your paper is intended for the Special Issue. The guest editors for the Special Issue are Andrew Herring (Chemical Engineering) and Paul Martin (Mathematical and Computer Sciences), both at the Colorado School of Mines. Informal inquiries can be directed to either of the editors: aherring@mines.edu or pamartin@mines.edu Questions about submission or the peer-review process can be sent to Mitch Chernoff, SIAM Publications Manager, chernoff@siam.org. ------------------------------------------------------- From: "ISSAC 2007" <issac07@risc.uni-linz.ac.at> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:11:37 +0000 (GMT) Subject: Special Issue of JSC on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation Call for Papers Journal of Symbolic Computation Special Issue on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation Guest Editors: Carlos D'Andrea & Bernard Mourrain The special issue is related to topics discussed in the context of the ISSAC Conference in July 2007 at Waterloo, Canada. The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier annual conference to present and discuss new developments and original research results in all areas of symbolic mathematical computation. Topics include, but are not limited to: Algorithmic Mathematics: Algebraic, symbolic and symbolic-numeric algorithms. Simplification, function manipulation, summation, integration, polynomial/differential/difference equations, linear algebra, number theory, group and invariant theory, geometric computing. Computer Science: Theoretical and practical problems in symbolic computation. Systems, problem solving environments, user interfaces, software, libraries, parallel/ distributed computing and programming languages, concrete analysis, benchmarking, theoretical and practical complexity, automatic differentiation, code generation, mathematical data structures and exchange protocols. Applications: Problem treatments using algebraic, symbolic or symbolic-numeric computation in an essential or a novel way. Engineering, economics and finance, physical and biological sciences, computer science, logic, mathematics and education. The special issue will contain a selection of papers which substantially extend existing works on these topics. The submission is open to contributions not necessarly related to papers included in the proceedings of ISSAC 07. The guiding principles for the publication procedure will be the following: * Original research results and insightful analysis of current concerns are solicited for submission. Submissions must not duplicate work already published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Further insights on papers included in the Proceedings of the ISSAC 2007 Conference are welcome, but the new contributions should be relevant. The paper should explain in its introduction, what the problem is, its importance, the contribution of the paper, how it is related to the existing literature, and what are the significant improvements/enhancement compared to the related ISSAC 2007 paper, if it exists. * All the papers will be refereed according to the JSC standards. * Papers should be submitted to http://www.easychair.org/jsc-issac07/ * DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2007 * The format is pdf. Please prepare your manuscript by using the JSC style files, which are available from the JSC home pages at http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hong/jsc.htm. * Notification of acceptance: around end of February 2008. * The final versions should be sent in by the end of March 2008, with tex sources, in the same way as the initial submission. * The special issue is expected to appear by the time of ISSAC 2008. ------------------------------------------------------- From: Randy LeVeque <rjl@amath.washington.edu> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 18:18:14 -0400 Subject: Faculty position in Applied Mathematics, University of Washington Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor position, tenure-track, in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington. Applicants should hold a doctorate in applied mathematics, mathematics, or a related field of application, and should show outstanding promise and/or accomplishments in both research and teaching. Areas of special interest include all aspects of scientific computing and numerical analysis. However, applications from any area of applied mathematics will be considered. The successful candidate will complement the existing research expertise of the department while enhancing and broadening both its mathematical and scientific scope. Interdisciplinary research activity is especially encouraged, and interactions between applied mathematics and the physical, engineering, or life sciences are expected. Faculty are expected to engage in teaching, research and service. In exceptional circumstances, appointments at the associate or full professor level may be considered for candidates who offer extraordinary opportunities to further the University's commitments to mentoring underrepresented students in mathematics and the sciences. Information about the department can be found at http://www.amath.washington.edu. Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a description of research and teaching interests. Further, arrangements should be made to have three or four letters of references, at least one of which addresses the candidate's teaching experience or potential, sent directly to: Hiring Committee Department of Applied Mathematics University of Washington BOX 352420 Seattle, WA 98195-2420. Preference will be given to applications received before December 1, 2007. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. AA/EOE. ------------------------------------------------------- From: Richard Braun <braun@math.udel.edu> Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:06:09 -0400 Subject: Tenure Track Faculty Position, University of Delaware Assistant Professor in Mathematical Biology The Department of Mathematical Sciences seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor with a research program in the broad area of Mathematical Biology, including Bioinformatics and other areas with direct impact on the life sciences. Potential for outstanding research accomplishment that complements and extends the research areas of the Department and the University will weigh heavily in the applicant's favor. Interest and ability in multidisciplinary research, and the likelihood of attracting funding, is highly desirable. The Ph.D. and evidence of good teaching is required. More information about the position can be found at www.math.udel.edu. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, four letters of recommendation (with one addressing teaching), a research statement and a teaching statement should be submitted using MathJobs.org; 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 November 30, 2007. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. ------------------------------------------------------- From: Matthew Saltzman <mjs@CLEMSON.EDU> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:16:08 -0400 Subject: Faculty Positions at Clemson University OR Faculty Position The Department of Mathematical Sciences (www.math.clemson.edu) has tenure-track faculty positions for August 2008. Position Description The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for expected tenure-track faculty positions starting with the Fall 2008 semester. The Department includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics; analysis; bioinformatics, computational mathematics; mathematics education; operations research; and probability and statistics. Targeted recruiting is for the assistant professor rank, but applicants for all ranks will be considered. Desirable attributes for candidates include an interdisciplinary research orientation in the mathematical sciences; post-doctoral, industrial, or practical experience; collaborative possibilities with faculty members in the Department and related disciplines; and an interest in innovative applications. Candidates should have strong potential or demonstrated capability for effective research and teaching in operations research. An earned doctorate or equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by December 1, 2007 will receive full consideration. Applicants should indicate their research specialties and interests in their cover letter. Vita, three reference letters, teaching statement and research statementshould be electronically filed at www.mathjobs.org. For further information regarding the department and its programs, please visit the web site www.math.clemson.edu. CU is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. ------------------------------------------------------- From: Carol Woodward <cswoodward@llnl.gov> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:24:09 -0700 Subject: Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship at LLNL The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has openings available under its Lawrence Fellowship Program. This is a highly desirable, prestigious postdoctoral position with ample resources and freedom to conduct cutting-edge research in a field of the candidate's choice. The duration of the Fellowship is up to three years. Typically two to four openings are available each year. Fellowships are awarded only to candidates with exceptional talent, credentials and a track record of research accomplishments. Candidates will do original research in one or more aspects of science relevant to the mission and goals of LLNL which include: Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Geology, Energy, Lasers and Biology. Successful candidates may participate in experimental or theoretical work at LLNL, and will have access to LLNL's extensive computing facilities, specialized laboratory facilities and field equipment. A senior scientist will serve as a mentor to each of the Fellows. The candidates will receive full management and administrative support. The salary is$8,092/mo.

Please refer to our web page http://fellowship.llnl.gov for eligibility
requirements and instructions on how to apply. When applying and prompted,
November 2, 2007. LLNL is operated by the University of California for the
National Nuclear Security Administration/Department of Energy. We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to workforce diversity.

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From: Andreas Waechter <andreasw@watson.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 06:41:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 2008-2009 IBM Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson
Research Center invites applications for its 2008-2009 Herman
Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in
mathematical and computer sciences. Areas of active research in the
department include: algorithms, data mining, dynamical systems and
differential equations, high-performance computing, numerical
analysis, optimization, probability theory, statistics, and
supply-chain and operations management.

Fellows interact closely with department members but are free pursue
their own research.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. after September 2003 or should receive
one before the second half of 2008. One fellowship will be awarded
with a stipend between $95,000 and$115,000 (depending on area and
experience).

Applications must be received between October 15, 2007 and January 5,
2008. Complete details and the application procedure are available at

http://www.research.ibm.com/math/goldstine.html.

IBM is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer committed to
work-place diversity.

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From: "Tim Phillips" <phillipstn@Cardiff.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:44:30 +0100
Subject: Research Associate position at Cardiff University

Research Associate

School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences and School of
Mathematics, Cardiff University, UK

You will work on an interdisciplinary project entitled "Plate
Tectonics and Mantle Convection" funded by the Welsh Institute
of Mathematical and Computational Sciences. The principal aim of the
project is to advance modelling of mantle convection to simulate plate
tectonic behaviour in spherical geometry. You should have a PhD, or
be close to completion, in geophysics, applied mathematics,
engineering or equivalent. The ability to write numerical software is
essential. This post is fixed-term 2 years and 3 months.

Information about the position and application procedures can be found
at

For further details contact Professor T N Phillips, School of
Mathematics, at tel: 029 2087 4194 or by email at:
PhillipsTN@cardiff.ac.uk

Closing Date: 17 October 2007

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From: Siddhartha S Ghosh <sghosh@ucar.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:26:07 -0400
Subject: Immediate Open Position for Consulting HPC users

The Consulting Services Group (CSG) under the Computer
Systems and Information Laboratory (CISL), NCAR, Boulder,
Colorado, US has an open position. The basic job function for
this position would be to provide technical consulting
on the use of the CISL's high performance computers to the UCAR
scientific computing community of more than 1,000 scientists and
programmers. Participates in team efforts in the Consulting Services
Group (CSG) and other groups within CISL to resolve difficult
application and related problems. Writes documentation for users of CISL
high performance systems. Provides appropriate training for users. Works
with CISL administrators, users, and developers as a team to provide
efficient utilization of CISL computational resources.

Required Education and Experience:
* Bachelor's degree in computer science, computational science, or other
physical science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; plus
* four to six years' progressive computing experience and/or education.

http://www.fin.ucar.edu/hr/careers/uco.cfm?do=jobDetailExt&job_ID=913
Please visit CISL web page for details on computational environment:
http://www.cisl.ucar.edu/
You may contact Juli Rew (juliana@ucar.edu) for questions on this position.

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From: JCM <jcm@global-sci.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 21:54:34 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, Vol 25, 5(2007)

Journal of Computational Mathematics (JCM)
http://www.global-sci.org/jcm
http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/AllVolumes.html

Volume 25, Number 5, September 2007

Zhong-Zhi Bai and Yong-Hua Gao
Modified Bernoulli Iteration Methods for Quadratic Matrix Equation.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 498-511.

Xiaoshan Chen and Wen Li
On the Rayleigh Quotient for Singular Values.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 512-521.

G.-D. Gu, X.-L. Zhou and Lei Lin
A Flexible Preconditioned Arnoldi Method for Shifted Linear Systems.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 522-530.

Zhongxiao Jia and Yuquan Sun
A QR Decomposition Based Solver for the Least Squares Problems from the
Minimal Residual Method for the Sylvester Equation.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 531-542.

An-Ping Liao and Yuan Lei
Optimal Approximate Solution of the Matrix Equation AXB=C Over Symmetric
Matrices.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 543-552.

Yurui Lin and Linzhang Lu
Structures of Circulant Inverse M-matrices.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 553-560.

Yimin Wei, Huaian Diao and Sanzheng Qiao
Condition Number for Weighted Linear Least Squares Problem.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 561-572.

Yu-Jiang Wu and Ai-Li Yang
Incremental Unknowns for the Heat Equation with Time-Dependent
Coefficients: Semi-Implicit $\theta$-Schemes and their Stability.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 573-582.

Zhenyue Zhang, Hongyuan Zha and Wenlong Ying
Fast Parallelizable Methods for Computing Invariant Subspaces of Hermitian
Matrices.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 583-594.

Musheng Wei and Qiaohua Liu
A Numerically Stable Block Modified Gram-Schmidt Algorithm for Solving
Stiff Weighted Least Squares Problems.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 595-619.

Haixia Liang and Erxiong Jiang
An Inverse Eigenvalue Problem for Jacobi Matrices.
J. Comp. Math., 25 (2007), pp. 620-630.

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From: Peter Olver <olver@math.umn.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:53:55 -0500
Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics v. 7 n. 3

Volume 7 Number 3
Foundations of Computational Mathematics

"The Primal-Dual Second-Order Cone Approximations Algorithm for
Symmetric Cone Programming"
by Chek Beng Chua
Pages 271 - 302

"Trust-Region Methods on Riemannian Manifolds"
by P.-A. Absil, C.G. Baker, K.A. Gallivan
Pages 303 - 330

"Optimal Rates for the Regularized Least-Squares Algorithm"
by A. Caponnetto, E. Vito
Pages 331 - 368

"Direct and Inverse Sobolev Error Estimates for Scattered Data
Interpolation via Spherical Basis Functions"
by Francis J. Narcowich, Xingping Sun, Joseph D. Ward, Holger Wendland
Pages 369 - 390

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