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From: "Per Christian Hansen" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 06:29:02 +0100
Subject: Obituary: Edmund H. Christiansen

Obituary: Edmund H. Christiansen

Edmund H. Christiansen, PhD, Associate Professor at IMADA,
University of Southern Denmark, died in a drowning accident
in Italy on October 16, 2007.

Edmund grew up in Jutland, Denmark. He received his Master's
degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Aarhus
in 1972, and a PhD from MIT in 1976 with Gilbert Strang as thesis
supervisor. Since then he was employed as Associate Professor
of Mathematics at the University of Southern Denmark. In 1993 he
acquired the Danish Doctoral Degree (habilitation). He served as
Department Chairman of IMADA 2000-2002.

Edmund worked primarily in numerical analysis, specializing in
limit analysis in plasticity. His interests also covered quadratic
cone programming, and in recent years he branched into mathematical
biology and studied topics related to weight gain and obesity.
He combined a rare sense of mathematical rigor with a keen interest
in natural phenomenae and applications of Mathematics. He was a warm,
enthusiastic, and inspiring teacher and popularizer of mathematics.
He was highly regarded in the Danish mathematical community.

Edmund loved classic Italian opera, in particular Verdi and Bellini,
and often traveled in Europe to attend great performances. Among his
other interest was local history of Denmark, connoisseur beer, and soccer.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Grethe Mølgaard, and four children.

P.C. Hansen, IMM
P.G. Hjorth, MAT
Technical University of Denmark


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 17:26:42 -0400
Subject: Call for submissions - SIAM Student Paper Prize


The SIAM Student Paper Prize is awarded every year to the student
author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student
Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content
of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. The prize
recognizes outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or
scientific computing. Up to three submissions will be awarded.

The SIAM Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting,
July 7-11, 2008, in San Diego, California. Each prize recipient will
receive a framed certificate plus a cash award of $1,000 and will have
the opportunity to present his or her paper at the meeting. Recipients
also receive $500 toward travel expenses and gratis registration for the

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet
hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Papers entered in
the competition must have already been submitted for publication.
Submissions may be based on co-authored papers. Instructions on how to
submit a paper and other required documents can be found at

All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the SIAM
office on or before February 15, 2008. Please address your submission
to the SIAM Student Paper Prize Committee, Chair, Professor William L.
Briggs and send it to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries
should be addressed to


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 17:30:57 -0400
Subject: Call for nominations - Richard C. DiPrima Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded every two years to a junior
scientist, based on an outstanding doctoral dissertation in applied

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting to be held July
7-11, 2008, in San Diego, California. The award consists of a
hand-calligraphed certificate and a cash prize of $1,000. Travel
expenses to the award ceremony will be provided by SIAM.

Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral
dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during the
period running from three years prior to the award date to one year
prior to the award date (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007). The doctorate
must have been awarded at least eight months prior to the award date.
The requirements for the doctorate must have been equivalent to those
for an American doctorate.

Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation, should be addressed
to DiPrima Prize Selection Committee and sent by January 15, 2008, to J.
M. Littleton at Complete calls for nominations for
SIAM prizes can be found at
Inquiries should be addressed to


From: NISHIDA Akira <>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 12:23:50 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Updates of SSI Libraries

The Scalable Software Infrastructure Project, supported by the "Core
Research for Evolutional Science and Technology" (CREST) program of the
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), is pleased to announce
the second major international release of our numerical libraries.

The object of the SSI project is the development of basic libraries
for large scale scientific simulations which have been developed
separately in each field, and its integration into a scalable software
infrastructure. The components include a scalable iterative solvers
library Lis, having a number of solvers, preconditioners, and matrix
storage formats that are flexibly combinable, a fast Fourier transform
library FFTSS for various superscalar architectures with SIMD
instructions, which outperforms some vendor-provided FFT libraries,
and a language- and computing environment-independent matrix
computation framework SILC. The latest version of the SSI Libraries
are now distributed under the modified BSD license and can be downloaded
from the following URL:


Supported New Features
* Lis
Portability for various computing environments from Windows PC
to IBM Blue Gene, Cray XT, and NEC SX series (including the Earth Simulator)
Parallel multidimensional transforms for distibuted memory systems
Support for control flow statements in the console program

We appreciate any kind of feedback, including comments, questions,
feature requests, bug reports and patches.

The SSI Project <>
Akira Nishida, Department of Computer Science, The University of Tokyo,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan.


From: "Nikos, Paragios" <>
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2007 15:02:40 +0100
Subject: Call for Tutorial Proposals, European Signal Processing Conf, Aug 2008

The 2008 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2008) is the
sixteenth in a series of conferences promoted by EURASIP, the European
Association for Signal, Speech, and Image Processing (
Formerly biannual, this conference is now a yearly event. This edition
will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, organized by the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) with an expected number of
approx 1,000 participants.

EUSIPCO-2008 will focus on the key aspects of signal processing theory
and applications as listed below. Exploration of new avenues and
methodologies of signal processing will also be encouraged. Accepted
papers will be published in the Proceedings of EUSIPCO-2008. Acceptance
will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Proposals for
special sessions and tutorials are also invited.

The EUSIPCO-2008 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Tutorials
( The duration of the tutorials will
be 3 hours. They will take place immediately before the technical
conference, on August 25th, 2008, either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Please notice that for the first time access to the tutorials will be
free for all registered participants to EUSIPCO-2008.

Submission Requirements

Proposals should be from two to four pages in length, and should contain
the following information:

* A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the
conference registration brochure.
* A detailed outline of the tutorial.
* Characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial,
including prerequisite knowledge.
* A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a
substantial part of the EUSIPCO audience.
* A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include name, postal
address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, background in the
tutorial area, any available example of work in the area (ideally, a
published tutorial-level article on the subject), evidence of teaching
experience and evidence of scholarship in the area.
* The name and e-mail address of the corresponding presenter. The
corresponding presenter should be available for e-mail correspondence
during the evaluation process, in the case clarifications and
discussions on the scope and content of the proposal are needed.

The evaluation of the proposal will take into account its general
interest for EUSIPCO attendees, the quality of the proposal as well as
the expertise and skills of the presenters.

Those submitting a proposal should keep in mind that tutorials are
intended to provide an overview of the field; they should present
reasonably well established information in a balanced way. Tutorials
should not be used to advocate a single avenue of research, nor should
they promote a product.

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the Tutorial
Chairs, Nikos Paragios ( and Frederic Bimbot
(, no later than February 8th, 2008. Proposers
will be notified of the committee's decision no later than February
29th, 2008.


From: Tatyana Luzyanina <>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 13:20:34 +0300
Subject: Workshop, Modeling & identification of cell population dynamics, Mar 2008

Workshop on Modeling and identification of cell population dynamics,
March 2008

A three-day workshop on 'Modeling and identification of distributed
parameter systems
for cell population dynamics', will be organized on Wednesday - Friday
12-14 March 2008 in Leuven, Belgium.

The aim of the workshop is to create interaction between applied
mathematicians, mathematical biologists and immunologists.
The topics include:
- modeling cell population dynamics (e.g. age-structured models),
- parameter identification of distributed parameter systems (partial
differential equations),
- flow cytometry based cell turnover experimental studies.

Confirmed speakers:
- H.T. Banks (Center for Research in Scientific Computation, N.C. State
Univ., Raleigh, USA)
- Z. Grossman (Tel Aviv Univ. School of Medicine, Israel, and NIH, USA)
- A. Meyerhans (Dept. of Virology, Univ. of Saarland, Homburg, Germany)
- A. Gandolfi (Univ. of Rome, Italy)
- G. Bocharov (Inst. of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, Russia)
- D. Roose ( K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
- T. Luzyanina (Inst. of Mathematical Problems in Biology, Pushchino,

If you are interested to participate in this workshop and to give a talk
(20-30 min), please send an e-mail
to before 30 November 2007.


From: "Stefan Vandewalle" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 11:08:25 +0100
Subject: IComputational and Applied Mathematics, Leuven, Belgium, July 2008

ICCAM-2008, the 13th International Congress on Computational
and Applied Mathematics will take place from July 7 to July 11,
2008 at the University of Leuven in Belgium. The congress
concentrates on the analysis and application of computational
techniques for solving scientific and engineering problems.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the congress.
Abstracts for a short communication (30 min.) should be sent to
the conference address before April 1, 2008.

The following persons have accepted to present a plenary lecture
at the congress: M. Vanmaele (U.Ghent, Belgium), K. Meerbergen
(K.U.Leuven, Belgium), M. Overton (New York University, USA),
L. Grasedyck (M.P.I, Germany), S. Chandler-Wilde (U.Reading, UK),
H. Bijl (T.U.Delft, The Netherlands), B.Owren (NTNU, Norway).

More details about ICCAM-2008 can be found at:

Marc Goovaerts, Stefan Vandewalle, Marnix Van Daele
ICCAM-2008 conference directors
K.U.Leuven, Naamsestraat 69, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium


From: Siv <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 14:23:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Society for Mathematical Biology Conference, Toronto, Jul/Aug 2008

Call for submissions for:

The Society for Mathematical Biology Conference 2008
Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 30 - August 2, 2008

Invited Plenary Speakers:

Marty Golubitsky (Houston), Melissa Knothe Tate (Case Western)
Natalia Komarova (UC, Irvine), Herb Levine (UC, San Diego)
Mark Lewis (Alberta), L. Mahadevan (Harvard)
Tim Secomb (Arizona), Yicang Zhou (Xi'an Jiatong University))

The call for minisymposia proposals, submitted talks and posters can be
found at:


Minisymposia Proposals - January 31, 2008

Contributed talks - May 15, 2008

Poster proposals - July 15, 2008

These will all be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee and a
decision made asap (within 3 to 4 weeks of the deadlines).


From: Laurence Yang <>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 22:26:23 -0500
Subject: Intl. Wksp. on Parallel and Distributed Sci. & Eng. Computing, Apr 2008


The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed
Scientific and Engineering Computing (PDSEC-08)

April 14-18, 2008, Miami, Florida, USA

Scope and Interests:

The field of high performance computing has earned prominence through
in electronic and integrated technologies beginning in the 1940s. Current
times are very exciting and the years to come will witness a proliferation
in the use of parallel and distributed systems. The scientific and
engineering application domains have a key role in shaping future research
and development activities in academia and industry, especially when the
solution of large and complex problems must cope with tight timing schedules.

This special workshop is to bring together computer scientists, applied
mathematicians and researchers to present, discuss and exchange ideas,
results, work in progress and experiences in the area of parallel and
distributed computing for problems in science and engineering applications
and inter-disciplinary applications.

Submission Information:

Authors are expected to submit a paper of at most 20 pages in either PS or
PDF format with 5-10 keywords. The submission is via the online system at
PDSEC-08's web site. Program committee members and external reviewers will
provide authors with at least three reviews. Papers will be ranked for
relevance to the workshop and technical merit. Accepted papers with at most
8 pages will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as IPDPS-08
proceedings. Selected best papers will be considered for a special issue
of International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE).

Important Deadlines:

Paper submission Due: Dec 08, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: Jan 12, 2008
Final camera-ready paper: Jan 28, 2008


From: Laurent Hascoet <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:02:44 +0100
Subject: Sixth European Workshop on Automatic Differentiation, Nov 2007

Sixth European Workshop on Automatic Differentiation

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November 2007
INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

This 2-days workshop continues the series of the EuroAD Automatic
Differentiation workshops, taking place twice a year. EuroAD workshops
are organized jointly by the University of Hertfordshire, UK,
Cranfield University in Shrivenham, UK, RWTH Aachen University,
Germany, and INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France. These workshops provide a
forum for the presentation of theoretical developments in and
applications of Automatic Differentiation (AD) and adjoint methods.
The workshop is informal and presentations on subjects such as work in
progress, problem areas for AD, or possible application areas, as well
as completed work are welcome.

The programme is now almost full. We can still accomodate a
few presentations: those willing to speak should contact
the local organizer. A particular emphasis will be put on
applications of AD to Earth Sciences. This involves topics such as
adjoints of unsteady simulations, variational data assimilation,
interactions between 4D-var data assimilation and other methods,
and applications to meteorology or oceanography.

Local Organiser: Laurent Hascoet - INRIA
Co-organisers: Bruce Christianson - University of Hertfordshire
Shaun Forth - Cranfield University
Martin Bucker - RWTH Aachen

Monique Simonetti. +33 (0)492 38 78 64 Fax:+33 (0)492 38 76 33

Please visit our web-page
for further information.


From: Ruth Wintzheimer <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 03:51:56 -0500
Subject: Professor (W2) Applied Mathematics, Univ Wuerzburg (Germany)

At the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Würzburg, Germany, a
position for a
W2-Professor in Applied Mathematics
can be filled by July 1, 2009. The institute is particularly looking for
candidates from the field of continuous optimization and its applications
(like in optimal control or numerical control theory). Applications
including curriculum vitae, list of publications and lectures, copies of
relevant degrees) should be sent until December 31, 2007 to: Dean of the
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Würzburg, Am
Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany.
Full details of the announcement (in German) can be found at:


From: Christopher Beattie <>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 20:21:55 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position in Mathematics at Virginia Tech

The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech invites applications
for one tenure-track or tenured position in a research area (such as
multiscale analysis, dynamical systems, partial differential
equations, fluid mechanics, or optimization) that directly supports
the Virginia Tech initiative on energy and the environment. The
position is designated for the assistant professor level, but
outstanding candidates at more senior levels are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to
multidisciplinary research on energy and the environment.

An online application is required: go to
applicants, search postings, and either choose the Mathematics
Department or choose posting number 071055. In addition to
submitting an online application, applicants should arrange to have
four letters of support sent to: Professor Michael Renardy, Search
Chair, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Applications received by November 15, 2007, will receive full
consideration. Virginia Tech is an AA/EEO employer; applications
from members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the
application process should notify Ms. Sandy Blevins
(, 540-231-8267) or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.


From: Alfio Quarteroni <>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:13:59 +0100
Subject: position at the EPFL

Position in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing at the EPFL
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale), Lausanne.

EPFL (the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, Switzerland)
is seeking a candidate in numerical analysis and scientific
computing. Preference will be given for appointments at the assistant
professor level (tenure track).

Successful candidates will establish and lead a vigorous, independent
research program, interact with existing projects and be committed to
excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Significant start-up resources and research infrastructure will be

Applications including curriculum vitae, publication list, concise
statement of research and teaching interests as well as the names and
addresses (including email) of at least five references should be
submitted in PDF format via the website by
November 30, 2007.

For additional information, please consult the following websites: and

EPFL is committed to balance genders within its faculty, and most
strongly encourages qualified women to apply.


From: Michael Guenther <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 08:21:18 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Two postdoctoral research fellow positions at Univ. Wuppertal, Germany

Two postdoctoral research fellow positions are available
starting on February 2008 and ending on July 2010,
where the place of work will be at the University of Wuppertal (Germany)
and at the company Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany), respectively.
The positions are part of the project ICESTARS (Integrated Circuit/EM
Simulation and design Technologies for Advanced Radio Systems-on-chip)
of the European Union.

The positions require a PhD degree in Mathematics
or Electrical Engineering, respectively.
Applicants should have a strong background in numerical mathematics.
Basic knowledge on electric circuits and good programming skills
are required.

More information can be found at:

Please send your application including a curriculum vitae
until December, 1st, 2007 to

Please arrange also for two letters of recommendation.
For further questions, you may also contact this address above.

Michael Guenther
Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal


From: Jean-Luc Vay <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 13:20:54 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position in Computational Beam/Plasma Physics at Berkeley Lab

An opening is available immediately at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory in the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, for a
post-doctoral researcher who will participate in computer simulations
of beams and plasmas. The research will be conducted jointly in the
Fusion Energy Research and Ion Beam Technology group and the Center
for Beam Physics group. These groups are at the forefront of
high-performance modeling of beams (relativistic and non-
relativistic) in accelerators and plasmas, and have pioneered some of
the most advanced methods.

The candidate is expected to participate actively in the development
of novel methods for high-performance beam and plasma computer
simulations, including all or part of adaptive mesh refinement
method(s) for electromagnetic, electrostatic and/or magneto-inductive
particle-in-cell simulations; optimum boosted frame simulations of
ultra-relativistic interactions; novel methods for the modeling of
high-density non-neutral plasmas; and multiscale methods.

For consideration, go to to apply online, select
"Search Jobs", and enter 2115 in the keyword search field. Select the
"Upload your Resume" option, and follow the on-line instructions to
complete the application process.

For more information, please send an email to


From: Mark Ainsworth <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 11:33:03 -0500
Subject: Research Fellow

RESEARCH FELLOW (fixed term)

Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde
To be based in Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol

Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Optoelectronic Devices

You will work on adaptive high order finite element methods for
optoelectronic devices. This is a fixed term position to 31st March 2009
funded by Hewlett-Packard plc with the postholder primarily based at
their laboratories in Bristol available from 1 January 2008.

You should have a Doctorate in Numerical Analysis or Applied Mathematics
(or equivalent research experience) and possess expertise in one or more
of the following areas: the development and use of finite element methods
for the solution of PDEs; programming and code development using C++.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Ainsworth (
at Strathclyde or Dr Chris Newton ( at Hewlett-Packard.

For an application pack (available on request in alternative formats for
applicants with a disability), visit Vacancies at our website
or contact the Personnel Office, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ,
tel: 0141 553 4133 (24 hour Voicemail Service) quoting appropriate reference

Applications closing date: 16 November 2007.


From: Mituhiro Fukuda <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:13:15 -0500
Subject: Postdoc positions in HPC and optimization at Tokyo Tech

The "Computationism as a Foundation" (Comp-View) Center at the Tokyo
Institute of Technology was established in July, 2007 as a Global
Center of Excellence (GCOE) by the Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) GCOE program.

TERM: The standard term will be 2 years (annual, renewable contract).
SALARIES/SUPPORT: Salaries will be paid on an annual scale according
to Tokyo Institute of Technology policies. Salaries will be comparable
to Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral
Fellowships. In addition, the GCOE plans to provide approximately
700,000 yen per year for research support.
Start Date: April 1, 2008, or as early as possible after April 1, 2008
(no later than October 1, 2008).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 17, 2007, JST 17:00
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have received a doctoral degree, or be expect to
receive a degree by starting date. Candidates must have the ability
to carry out research in the specified subjects listed below.

Topic Area 1: High-performance computing (HPC), large-scale parallel
grid computing, cluster computing, data grids, multi-core and
accelerator technologies, and applications of large-scale parallel
processing, and related areas.

Topic Area 2: Optimization theory, techniques, and applications;
constraint programming, heuristic search, metaheuristics,
implementation techniques, large-scale parallel computation,
large-scale sparse matrix computations, and other areas related to

More information available at:


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 23:04:23 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral positions at ICES, Univ of Texas at Austin

I have several immediate openings for postdoctoral researchers within
the Center for Computational Geosciences at the Institute for
Computational Engineering and Sciences (,
University of Texas at Austin. The positions involve research on
large-scale inverse problems in the geosciences, specifically in
seismology, mantle convection, subsurface flow, and ocean
dynamics. Research issues include the quantification of uncertainty in
inverse problems, scalable algorithms, and parallel adaptivity.

The research will be conducted jointly with collaborators from ICES,
the Jackson School of Geosciences, and several other universities and
national labs, and will make use of Ranger, a 1/2 Petaflop
supercomputer that is being deployed by the Texas Advanced Computing
Center. Candidates should have a strong background in scientific
computing, numerical analysis, and PDE solvers. Background in finite
elements, inverse problems, continuum mechanics, optimization, and
geosciences is desirable. Experience in large-scale parallel code
development is essential.

To apply, please send your CV (listing courses taken and at least two
references) to me at

-Omar Ghattas


From: Myeong-jo Son <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 01:32:51 -0500
Subject: Post-doctoral Position Opening at CAD IT Lab., Seoul National Univ.

The CAD (Computer Aided Design) Information Technology Laboratory at Seoul
National University is currently accepting applications for a post-doctoral
researcher in Curve & Surface Modeling & Analysis for CAD/Computer Graphics
and Modeling & Analysis with Mesh.

Applicants should have (or anticipate having) a Ph.D. degree and research
background in Applied Mathematics. It is strongly recommended that
applicants have study background in Linear Algebra, Scientific Computation,
Spline Theory, Differential Geometry, and/or Computer Programming.

The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for conducting ongoing
projects, as well as planning and conducting future studies. Duties will
also include manuscript preparation, and management of graduate researchers.
We are especially interested in post-doctoral researchers who are interested
in top class research journal publications.

Seoul National University is the top ranked university of 28,000 students
and 2,000 faculty members. It is located on the outskirt of Seoul, the
capital of South Korea, a city of 600 years of history. Please visit our
laboratory and university at
and for more information.

Applications will be reviewed until filled, but for thorough consideration,
please submit all materials. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Applications, including curriculum vitae, a personal statement describing
research interests, and publications list, should be submitted to:

ATTN: Prof. Tae-wan Kim (director of CADIT Lab)
Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
College of Engineering
Seoul National University
599 Gwanak-no, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, 151-744, South Korea


From: Sarah Lee <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 14:58:13 -0500
Subject: ICES Postdoctoral Fellowship - Fall 2008

Correction from last post: Submission deadline is January 4, 2008.


The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the
University of Texas at Austin is now accepting applications for
Postdoctoral Fellow positions for the academic year beginning in the
fall of 2008. The ICES Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers one-year
fellowship awards for exceptional computational scientists,
mathematicians, and engineers who have recently completed doctoral
studies in areas relevant to research conducted at the Institute.
Fellowship stipends are $60,000 per year. In addition, fellows receive
UT employee benefits and relocation expenses. U.S. citizens are
especially sought, but foreign scholars may also be considered.

Applications must be received by January 4, 2008.

For further details, please refer to:


From: "tang" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 01:15:14 -0400
Subject: PhD student/Postdoc in CFD, City College, City University of New York

One or more openings are expected for PhD students/postdoctoral
fellows in computational fluid dynamics/computational engineering at
City College of the City University of New York (CUNY). The successful
candidate will develop new and enhance existing numerical models of
flows and related problems.

The candidate must be highly motivated, goal oriented and have

* Masters degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering,
oceanography, applied math, or other related discipline
* Solid background in mathematics as well as engineering
* Good knowledge of Fortran, MPI, and C/C++

Preference will be given to those who have previous experience in numerical
programming and flow modeling algorithm development.

The City University of New York is the US¡¯s leading urban public
university serving more than 400,000 students at 23 colleges in New
York City. City College, the flagship campus of the university, is
located in Manhattan and draws students from around the world. City
College is ranked among the top US universities for producing
engineers, business executives, scientists (including 8 Nobel prize
winners, Fields medallists, and etc.).

To apply, please send a CV, list of publications (if any) and 2
references to:

Prof. Hansong Tang
Dept. of Civil Eng., City College
The City University of New York
138th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031, USA

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
positions are filled.


From: Peter Minev <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 13:32:03 -0600
Subject: PhD opening at the University of Alberta

An opening for a Ph.D. student is available at the University of
Alberta with a start date in September 2008. The student will be
enrolled in the graduate program in the Department of Mathematical
and Statistical Sciences,and will work with Professor Minev on
modelling and simulation of red blood cells in shear flows.
Candidates should have an M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics,
Computer Science or a relevant engineering discipline. For further
details, including admission procedures and requirements and a
description of the Applied Mathematics programs, please consult the
Inquiries should be directed to Professor Minev at:
Peter Minev, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6H 1J8;


From: Melvin Leok <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:20:17 -0400
Subject: PhD Research Assistantship, Purdue University, USA

PhD Research Assistantship, Geometric Integration, Mechanics, and
Control, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West
Lafayette, USA.

Partial research assistantships are available for students interested
in pursuing a PhD in one of the following areas of research:

i) Geometric numerical integration in large-scale scientific computing
ii) Computational geometric mechanics and discrete differential geometry
iii) Computational geometric control theory

More information about the proposed research area can be found at:

Students will be fully supported for up to five years with tuition
and fee remissions and a stipend though a combination of fellowships,
teaching assistantships, and research assistantships.

It is anticipated that students will be funded by a teaching
assistantship while pursuing their coursework in preparation for the
qualifying examinations, and be transitioned to research
assistantships as their research progresses. At the moment, a total
of 4.5 student-academic years of research assistantship funding is

The successful candidate will have a good first degree in
mathematics, computer science, or a related field with a substantial
mathematical and computational component. The student will be
affiliated with the Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics
in the Department of Mathematics at Purdue University, as well as
Computational Science and Engineering graduate program.

Please contact Dr. Melvin Leok for more information:

Dr. Melvin Leok
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
Tel: +1 765 496 3578

Interested students should apply directly to the Mathematics graduate
program through the following online application:

The admission deadline, for admission to the graduate program in Fall
2008, is February 1 (for fellowship consideration), and March 1 (for
assistantship consideration). If you are responding to this
announcement, you should also send a copy of your application
materials to Dr. Melvin Leok.


From: Willy Doerfler <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 13:28:06 +0100
Subject: PhD grants at Dept. of Mathematics, Karlsruhe

PhD grant at Dept. of Mathematics, Karlsruhe

The DFG research training group
"Analysis, Simulation and Design of Nanotechnological Processes"
at the Departement of Mathematics in Karlsruhe invites applications for
PhD scholarships. The topics include analysis (e.g. spectral theory)
and numerical methods for Maxwell's equation, nonlinear Schroedinger
equations and inverse problems (scattering theory). For more information see
Prof. Dr. W. Doerfler (


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 22:14:59 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 33, Number 3, December 2007

Pricing Multi-Asset American Options: A Finite Element
Method-of-Lines with Smooth Penalty
Pavlo Kovalov, Vadim Linetsky and Michael Marcozzi, pp.209-237.

Multirate Timestepping Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
Emil M. Constantinescu and Adrian Sandu, pp.239-278.

A High Order WENO Scheme for a Hierarchical Size-Structured
Population Model
Jun Shen, Chi-Wang Shu and Mengping Zhang, pp.279-291.

Computing Volume Bounds of Inclusions by Eit Measurements
Giovanni Alessandrini, Antonio Bilotta, Antonino Morassi, Edi
Rosset and Emilio Turco, pp.293-312.

A Pseudospectral Penalty Scheme for 2D Isotropic Elastic Wave
Ko-An Feng, Chun-Hao Teng and Min-Hung Chen, pp.313-348.


From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 20:57:42 -0400
Subject: Mangled French mathematical translations (poem)

A trip to Toulouse, France, for the 20th Anniversary meeting
of CERFACS inspired this poem ... keeping in my traditional habit
of merrily mangling the French language. For example, once while in a
park in Toulouse, I wanted to say in French "I have a kite with 2
strings but I need the wind", but what came out, *completely*
accidentally, was "I have a slow brain with 2 girls but I need the wine".
That's a true story.

My French friends and colleagues were very patient with me in helping
me learn French during my post-doc at CERFACS in 1989-1990. I'd like
to return the favor with a French lesson of my own. Recall that "logos"
is Greek for "word", and the root of "logic".

Les Traductions Faibles : Fabulous Translations

Une leçon francaise, et de logiciel
Lessen my French; I'll eat my words.

Or in plain language to my ear,
I shall reduce each word, I fear,
from French to mangled English here,
first word-for-word then sentence clear.

Nous créons bien des théories de math :
No cryin' band-aids for theories of math.

Which is to say in English clear,
my theory of math has lemmas unclear;
no quick fix here; I shed a tear.
My journal paper won't pass my peer.

Nous sommes heureuses d'être a Toulouse :
Your sum's a ruse, a debt to lose.

Your math's a mess, your sum's obtuse,
your lemmas are lost, you've nothing to lose,
but in your proof, some miracle use,
or yet another method choose.

CERFACS est une place pour les logiciels math :
Sure, facts have their *place* in the logic of math.

In other words, that is to say,
mathematical code with truth it can play.
If your code has a bug that is here to stay,
just call it a fact, or a feature, OK?

Pour matrice creuse, nos codes sont vites :
Poor me, tries we cruise, no codes sound fit.

Alas I've cruised this road before,
my code once more has dumped it core,
My sorry attempts I'll try once more,
to fix my code until I'm sore.

Nous vous souhaitons un bon voyage :
Don't sweat it now, just clear out of town!

My poems of math and matrices sparse
encited them all to shout 'til they're hoarse.
I'd better clear out and mount up my horse,
and ride out of town; just don't be too harsh.

In case you don't know French, here are the true translations.
Some of the French is intentionally mangled already:

Les Traductions Faibles :
Weak translations.
Une leçon francaise, et de logiciel :
A lesson in French, and in software.
Nous créons bien des théories de math :
We're good at creating math theories.
Nous sommes heureuses d'être a Toulouse :
We are happy to be in Toulouse (feminine form).
CERFACS est une place pour les logiciels math :
CERFACS is a place for mathematical software.
Pour matrice creuse, nos codes sont vites :
For sparse matrices, are codes "are" fast (should be "vont", or "go")
Nous vous souhaitons un bon voyage :
We hope you have a great trip.

End of NA Digest