- Today's Editor:
- Tamara G. Kolda
- Sandia National Labs
- tgkolda@sandia.gov

- Eugene Isaacson (1919-2008)
- Global CO2 Model
- Bound constrained optimization (ASA_CG 1.0)
- High Performance Workstations In Scientific Computing, Toronto, Aug 2008
- CEA-EDF-INRIA School "Numerical models for controlled fusion", Sep 2008
- Instructional Meeting on SPDEs, Edinburgh, Sep 2008
- Advances in Shape and Topology Optimization, Austria, Sep 2008.
- Deadline extended, Comp. Biology, Bioinformatics & Medicine, Sept 2008
- 3rd Workshop on High-Performance Computing at ETH Zurich, Sep 2008
- Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'08), Poland, Oct 2008
- Conference: Centennial Anniversary of S.L. Sobolev, Russia, Oct 2008
- Asian Mathematical Conference, Malaysia, Jun 2009
- Positions at Silvaco International
- Professorship in quantitative biology, Vienna
- Postdoc position at Div. of Applied Math. Brown University
- PostDoc position in Numerical Analysis
- PhD position in Scientific Computing
- PhD position at Zuse Institute Berlin
- PhD Scholarship in New Zealand in Geometric Numerical Integration
- PhD Studentship in Scientific Computing (Leeds, UK)
- Contents, J. Num. Anal., Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM)
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From: Seymour Parter <parter@cs.wisc.edu>

Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 10:38:00 -0500

**Subject: Eugene Isaacson (1919-2008)**

Eugene Isaacson,(1919-2008) was one of the pioneers of modern

numerical mathematics. Like most Jewish students of mathematics and

physics of his age, he was a graduate of City College in New York. He

entered the graduate program in mathematics at New York University and

received his PhD under K O Friedrichs in 1949.

His dissertation was on water waves on sloping beaches; in it he

derived an explicit formula for the solution in case the angle of the

slope is a rational multiple of pi. It turned out that Hans Lewy had

also derived an explicit but different formula for the solution. Lewy

showed that the equality of the two formulas is the law of quadratic

reciprocity. Since the solution is unique, this gave yet another proof

of the law of quadratic reciprocity.

His subsequent research concerned the numerical solution of

differential equations; his book written in collaboration with Herb

Keller was one of the leading texts of its time. He had 16 PhD

students, many of whom became prominent in research on numerical

methods.

In the mid fifties the Atomic Energy Commission had placed the

supercomputer UNIVAC at the Courant Institute. The AEC wanted to know

if the Grand Cooley Dam were breached by sabotage, would the resulting

flood wave on the Columbia river inundate the Hanford reactor. They

originally asked the Corps of Engineers for an answer, but the Corps

was not up to the task; so they asked the Courant Institute to do the

calculation using the UNIVAC. The mathematical formulation was done by

Jim Stoker, an expert on water waves, and the numerical solution of

shallow water equation was accomplished under the leadership of Gene

Isaacson. The result was that the Hanford reactor was safe; the

numerical method developed by Isaacson was subsequently adapted by the

Corps of Engineers.

For many years Isaacson was editor of the journal "Mathematical Tables

and aids to Computations", which later morphed into "Mathematics of

Computations".

Even after his retirement Gene was a faithful attendant until a couple

of years ago of the seminar on numerical methods, and the applied

mathematics seminar. He will be missed.

An interview with Gene Isaacson is available in the SIAM ORAL

HISTORY. In addition, there is a film "The Mathematician and the

River" which was made by the Educational Testing Service.

-- Peter Lax and Seymour Parter

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From: "William E. Schiesser" <wes1@lehigh.edu>

Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 10:59:55 -0400

**Subject: Global CO2 Model**

A new release of an Introductory Global CO2 Model is now available. The

model is intended to quantitatively introduce the CO2 problem at a basic

level, with particular emphasis on ocean acidification which has not

received the same attention as global warming and climate change, but

could be just as important.

The model is based on seven reservoirs: upper atmosphere, lower

atmosphere, long lived biota, short lived biota, ocean upper layer,

ocean deep layer and marine biosphere. Through the assumption of

perfect mixing in each reservoir, the model consists of just seven,

first order, initial value ODEs that are integrated numerically,

typically over the interval 1850 (preindustrial) to 2100.

We have revised the model so that it now has the following features:

(1) Recalibration to more accurately reflect the current measured

atmospheric CO2 concentration.

(2) Carbon fluxes that are difficult to estimate are circumvented.

(3) Basic ocean chemistry has been added that highlights:

(3.1) Projections of ocean acidification.

(3.2) CaCO3 dissolution (as in coral, for example).

(4) Projected anthropogenic CO2 emissions can be conveniently studied.

The model is available as a set of Matlab routines on a CD, with related

documentation, through a request directed to wes1@lehigh.edu. Please

provide a postal mailing address. A small package will be sent by US

First Class mail or international air mail.

Please direct any questions to wes1@lehigh.edu.

G. W. Griffiths, UK

A. J. McHugh, USA

W. E. Schiesser, USA

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From: William Hager <hager@math.ufl.edu>

Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 22:57:33 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Bound constrained optimization (ASA_CG 1.0)**

The code ASA_CG version 1.0 is now available at the following web site:

www.math.ufl.edu/~hager/papers/CG

This code implements an active set algorithm for solving a bound

constrained optimization problem of the form:

min f (x) subject to lo <= x <= hi

The code utilizes the gradient projection algorithm and

the conjugate gradient algorithm, as implemented in

the code CG_DESCENT, to approximately solve the active set

subproblems. The active set algorithm was initially developed in the

following paper:

W. W. Hager and H. Zhang, A new active set algorithm

for box constrained optimization, SIAM Journal on

Optimization, 17 (2006), pp. 526-557.

CG_DESCENT version 3.0, which is embedded in the ASA_CG,

code is also being released at this time. Interfaces

to the CUTEr testing environment (http://hsl.rl.ac.uk/cuter-www/)

are provided with both ASA_CG and CG_DESCENT.

William Hager (hager@math.ufl.edu)

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From: krj@cs.toronto.edu

Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 22:45:59 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: High Performance Workstations In Scientific Computing, Toronto, Aug 2008**

Conference on the Effective Use of High Performance Workstations

in Scientific Computing

Fields Institute for Mathematical Science, Toronto, Canada

4-6 August 2008

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/08-09/highperformance/

Important Dates:

June 1 - Deadline for submission of titles and abstracts

June 13 - Authors will be notified of accepted papers

June 15 - Deadline for early registration

July 1 - Deadline for application for travel support for

students and PDFs

In recent years, standard scientific workstations have become faster and

more powerful and they now typically include multiple processors and

high resolution displays. At the same time, the use of computer

simulations and mathematical modeling has become an essential component

of research in high-profile critical areas, such as computational

biology, computational medicine and computational finance. The purpose

of this conference is to bring together developers of numerical software and

users in different application areas to explore the challenges and

implications that are involved in developing, implementing and

distributing effective numerical software that is easy to use and

matches the requirements and expectations of the diverse community of

potential users.

If you are coming from out of town, we recommend that you book your

accommodation early, since the conference overlaps with a major festival

(Caribana) in Toronto on the August 2-4 long weekend.

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From: Jean-FrdricGerbeau <jean-frederic.gerbeau@inria.fr>

Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 18:53:23 -0400

**Subject: CEA-EDF-INRIA School "Numerical models for controlled fusion", Sep 2008**

We are pleased to announce the CEA-EDF-INRIA School entitled

"Numerical models for controlled fusion"

September 8-12, 2008

Château de Valrose - University of Nice, FRANCE

ORGANIZERS:

Jacques Blum, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Hervé Guillard, INRIA, France

MAIN SPEAKERS:

Jacques Blum, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Jukka Heikkinen, Association Euratom-Tekes, VTT, Finland

Yanick Sarazin, Association Euratom-CEA, DRFC Cadarache, France

Eric Sonnendrücker, IRMA, Strasbourg, France

MAIN TOPICS:

- Equilibrium and MHD-stability in Tokamaks

- Grid-Vlasov simulations

- Transport and turbulence in Plasma

- Gyrokinetic models

For more information, see:

http://www.inria.fr/actualites/colloques/cea-edf-inria/2008/fusion/index.en.html

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From: Evelyn Buckwar <e.buckwar@hw.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 14:56:25 -0400

**Subject: Instructional Meeting on SPDEs, Edinburgh, Sep 2008**

Dear Colleagues,

an instructional meeting concerned with

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations: Computations and Applications

will be held from Sep 29th 2008 to Oct 1st 2008 at the International Centre

for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh.

Organisers

Evelyn Buckwar, Heriot-Watt University

Istvan Gyongy, University of Edinburgh

Gabriel Lord, Heriot-Watt University

This two and a half day meeting provides an introduction to SPDEs, their

analysis, applications and numerics, and is aimed

to be accessible to people with no previous background in SPDEs or stochastics.

Details on the meeting can be found at: http://icms.org.uk/workshops/spde

The meeting is funded by The Maxwell Centre for Analysis and Nonlinear

PDEs (http://www.maxwell.ac.uk/PDEs/).

Some financial support is available for interested researchers at all

levels. To apply see: http://icms.org.uk/workshops/spde.

Confirmed Speakers

Mike Christie (Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt

University)

Arnaud Debussche (ENS Cachan Bretagne)

Istvan Gyongy (Mathematics, University of Edinburgh)

Gabriel Lord (Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University)

Catherine Powell (University of Manchester)

Tony Shardlow (Mathematics, University of Manchester)

Andrew Stuart (Mathematics, University of Warwick)

To apply see: http://icms.org.uk/workshops/spde

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From: Michael Hintermueller <M.Hintermueller@sussex.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 13:30:03 -0400

**Subject: Advances in Shape and Topology Optimization, Austria, Sep 2008.**

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Workshop on

Advances in Shape and Topology Optimization

September 25-27, 2008

Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria

http://math.uni-graz.at/start-workshop08/

Conference Scope:

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from scientific areas

related to shape or topology optimization and their application in science

and engineering. Besides theoretical aspects, recent algorithmic developments

and, in particular, new application areas are of interest.

Based on a large group of invited speakers with each of them renowned for

various contributions to the field, the format of the conference facilitates

discussions on recent trends and future directions in shape and topology

optimization.

Contributions combining new techniques in shape or topology optimization

and their application to real-world problems are particularly welcome. Fields

of applications include, but are not limited to, acoustics, electromagnetism,

fluid and solid mechanics, materials processing, heat and mass transfer,

optics, geophysics, and mathematical image processing.

Deadlines:

Submission of Abstracts: August 24, 2008

Early registration : September 7, 2008

Further information:

http://math.uni-graz.at/start-workshop08/index.html

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From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber <gweber@metu.edu.tr>

Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 05:53:41 -0400

**Subject: Deadline extended, Comp. Biology, Bioinformatics & Medicine, Sept 2008**

Due to multiple requests, we have decided to extend the submission

deadline to May 30, 2008.

Mini EURO Conference on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and

Medicine

Rome, Italy, September 15-17, 2008

http://euro-cbbm.ku.edu.tr/RomeConference/homepage.htm

Mini EURO-CBBM Conference is organized by the EURO Working Group on

Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and

Medicine. The objective of the conference is to bring together

researchers developing and using computational methods to solve

problems in computational biology, bioinformatics and medicine.

The conference intends to be an effective forum for the exchange of

ideas and for the discussion of current research issues and future

trends.

Important Dates:

- Deadline for abstract submission: May 30, 2008

- Notification of acceptance June 10, 2008

- Deadline for early registration: July 15, 2008.

- Conference: September 15-17, 2008

Abstract submission and registration:

Abstracts of no longer than 500 words are being accepted until May 15,

2008. You can submit your abstracts and register for the Mini EURO

Conference on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine at

http://euro-cbbm.ku.edu.tr/RomeConference/homepage.htm

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From: Andreas Adelmann <andreas.adelmann@psi.ch>

Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 15:41:16 -0400

**Subject: 3rd Workshop on High-Performance Computing at ETH Zurich, Sep 2008**

3rd Workshop on High Performance Computing

September 8-9 at the ETH Zürich, 12 September at EPFL 2008

URL: http://speedup.epfl.ch/

The workshops intension 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 of this workshop will cover the following topics:

computational frameworks, visualization, bioinformatics/biochemistry, and

emphasizing the data challenge.

The scientific program of September 8 consists of seven 45-minute

talks and, for the first time, a poster session. Please

encourage your collaborators to uploaded an abstract. Deadline is

August 25, 2008.

On September 9 we will organize a tutorial on the Hierarchical

Data Format HDF-5 given by experts from the HDF-Group, the authors

of HDF-5. This tutorial is repeated on September 12 at EPFL.

There is a small fee payable at the workshop. For students the

workshop is free of charge. Details and the registration can be found

http://speedup.epfl.ch/.

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From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski <przem@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl>

Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 15:11:40 -0400

**Subject: Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'08), Poland, Oct 2008**

Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms workshop (CANA'08)

CALL FOR PAPERS

http://www.cana.imcsit.org

The Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms workshop (CANA'08) will be held

within the framework of the International Multiconference on Computer Science

and Information Technology, which will take place together with the XXIV Fall

Meeting of Polish Information Processing Society. The conference will be held

in Wisła, Poland, October 20-22, 2008.

Numerical algorithms are widely used by scientists engaged in various areas.

There is a special need of highly efficient and easy-to-use scalable tools

for solving large scale problems. The workshop is devoted to numerical

algorithms with the particular attention to the latest scientific trends in

this area and to problems related to implementation of libraries of efficient

numerical algorithms. The goal of the workshop is meeting of researchers from

various institutes and exchanging of their experience, and integrations of

scientific centers.

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

* Accepted and Presented paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings

and included in the IEEE Xplore(R) database.

* Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).

* The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE

style templates are available here:

http://www.submit.imcsit.org/

* Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be

published as a Special Issue of the journal Advances Computational Science

and Technology (ACST): http://www.ripublication.com/acst.htm

IMPORTANT DATES

15.06.2008 - Full paper submission

14.07.2008 - Notification of acceptance

01.09.2008 - Camera-ready version of the accepted paper

20.10.08-22.10.08 - Conference

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From: Inessa Matveeva <matveeva@math.nsc.ru>

Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 09:13:14 -0400

**Subject: Conference: Centennial Anniversary of S.L. Sobolev, Russia, Oct 2008**

October 6, 2008, will be the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Sergei

L’vovich Sobolev (1908-1989), an outstanding mathematician of the 20th

century. The Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Branch of the

Russian Academy of Sciences jointly with Novosibirsk State University are

organizing the International Conference “Differential Equations. Function

Spaces. Approximation Theory” dedicated to this significant event. The

conference will be held at the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics in

Novosibirsk, Russia, October 5-12, 2008.

The range of topics that are within the scope of the conference includes

(but is not limited to): ordinary differential equations, partial

differential equations, equations of mathematical physics, operator theory,

spectral theory, function spaces, embedding theorems, numerical methods,

approximation theory, cubature formulas, mathematical modeling.

Further information on the conference can be found at the conference website

http://www.math.nsc.ru/conference/sobolev100/english/.

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From: "Michael Khoo Boon Chong" <mkbc@usm.my>

Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 09:29:55 +0800

**Subject: Asian Mathematical Conference, Malaysia, Jun 2009**

The 5th Asian Mathematical Conference will be held from June 22 - 26,

2009, at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The

deadline for submission of abstracts for contributed papers is

December 22, 2008. Further details can be found in the attachment and

the website http://math.usm.my/amc2009/ .

We welcome very much your participation.

Regards,

Dr. Michael Khoo

On behalf of Chaiman, Local Organizing Committee AMC 2009

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From: "Claudia Karell" <claudia.karell@silvaco.com>

Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 10:15:56 -0700

**Subject: Positions at Silvaco International**

Development Engineers

Silvaco International is a market leader in TCAD/CAD software. Rapid

expansion has created several exciting opportunities.

Numerical Solvers

Develop and maintain a state of the art linear solver

library. Candidate must be experienced with direct and iterative

methods for large sparse linear systems. Ph.D. with 5 years direct

development experience of sparse linear solvers and extensive

knowledge of C/C++ required.

Mesh Generation

Seeking a qualified individual to design, develop and maintain our 3D

volumetric and surface mesh generators. Specific requirements will

include experience in developing unstructured volumetric and surface

mesh, solid modeling techniques and surface definitions, adaptive

mesh refinement and de-refinement. Good knowledge of data structures

and algorithm design and C++ object-oriented design techniques.

Ability to assimilate code quickly and leverage new code off existing

libraries. Familiar with domain decomposition, adaptive smoothing and

octree techniques is a plus. Ph.D. in Math/Computer

Science/Engineering or MS plus three years relevant experience.

Software Parallelization and Threading

Design, develop and improve code parallelization in a variety of

leading edge simulation tools. Must have strong C, C++ skills and

knowledge of SMP parallization in C, C++ code. Knowledge of direct and

iterative solvers a big plus. Ph.D. in Maths/Computer

Science/Computational Science or MS with three years experience.

Graph Theory and Geometry Expert

Seeking an expert in graph theory and geometry to work on leading edge

semiconductor design software. Must be proficient in C++ programming

using STL. Ph.D. or MS plus three years relevant experience.

We are a pre-IPO company.

Please send resume to: jobs@silvaco.com

www.silvaco.com

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From: "Prof. Heinz W. Engl" <heinz.engl@univie.ac.at>

Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 14:38:38 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Professorship in quantitative biology, Vienna**

A joint search committee of the Medical University Vienna, University

of Vienna, and the Veterinary University Vienna, invites applications

for the position of a

Professor in Quantitative / Systems Biology at the Vienna Biocenter

Through financial support from the WWTF (Vienna Science & Technology

Fund - further details at www.wwtf.ac.at), this professorship will be

established in a cooperation of major Universities in Vienna for an

initial period of 5 years, with the possibility to convert into a

tenured position after that. The aim is to exploit innovative

approaches in mathematical modelling and systems biology to uncover

fundamental principles of complex biological systems. The Professor

will be expected to interact closely with experimental groups at the

partner institutions, and with the Center of Integrative

Bioinformatics Vienna, located at the Vienna Biocenter. Potential

candidates should have a strong theoretical and mathematical

background, as well as a proven track record of successful

collaborations with experimental biologists. The Professor will be

expected to emphasize research areas of emerging importance and use

quantitative biological data to develop dynamic and predictive

mathemathical models to unravel principles and fundamental properties

of biological systems in research areas including (but not limited to)

infection biology, RNA biology, immunology, oncology, signaling and

stress response in various model systems. Interested individuals, and

in particular female scientists, are strongly encouraged to send by

e-mail or courier their CV (maximum three pages), a 3 page statement

of future research interests and a list of up to 10 relevant

publications during the past 6 years to Karl Kuchler (Chair of the

Search Committee - Medical University of Vienna, Max F. Perutz

Laboratories, Campus Vienna Biocenter, A-1030 Vienna, Austria) at

Karl.Kuchler@meduniwien.ac.at, by the deadline of June 30, 2008.

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories - www.mfpl.ac.at - at the Vienna

Biocenter are a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the

Medical University of Vienna to develop and foster excellence in

biomedical research in Austria.

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From: Wai Sun Don <wsdon@dam.brown.edu>

Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 02:48:58 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Postdoc position at Div. of Applied Math. Brown University**

Applicants are invited to apply for a Post-Doctoral position in the

scientific computing group in the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown

University. The successful candidate will work with Prof. David Gottlieb

and his research associates in several funded projects in the area of high

order methods for large scale high speed multi-scales multi-physics

shocked flows in complex geometry. The candidate should has the

background and relevant experiences in applying high order methods (such

as spectral, WENO and DG with structure and unstructured grid) for large

scale long time multi-scales computational fluid dynamics problem and in

parallel computing with MPI and OpenMP. Candidate is also expected to be

familiar with state-of-art programming techniques and languages, in

particular, Fortran 90. The candidate might also involve actively in

other related projects. It is important that the candidate is

self-motivated and be able to perform the researches independently. The

tentative starting date of the position is November 2008 and the duration

of the position will be two years. The annual salary will be

commensurable to the qualification of the successful applicant.

It is preferable that the candidate is either a US citizen or residence as

some of the projects require interaction with US government laboratory.

Applicants should send a copy of their CV, three letters of recommendation

and, if available, sample of their relevance papers by email to Prof.

Wai-Sun Don at wsdon@dam.brown.edu. Please send any inquires you might

have to Prof. Wai-Sun Don via email. The position will remain

open until filled.

Brown University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages

applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples,

persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

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From: Professor Stefan Sauter <stas.admin@math.uzh.ch>

Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 10:51:48 -0400

**Subject: PostDoc position in Numerical Analysis**

The Institute of Mathematics of the University of Zurich invites applications for:

PostDoc position in Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling

in the research group Computational Mathematics of Prof. Dr. S. Sauter.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Mathematics or a closely related subject.

Applications should be sent by June 20th, 2008, either by eMail to

stas.admin@math.uzh.ch or by regular mail to Prof. Sauter. They must include

a) curriculum vita

b) complete record of academic education including grades and all achievements

c) two letters of recommendation

d) a brief summary of scientific achievement and research interest.

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From: Martin Berggren <martin.berggren@cs.umu.se>

Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 04:55:40 -0400

**Subject: PhD position in Scientific Computing**

The Department of Computing Science at Umea University, Sweden,

invites applicants for a PhD position in Scientific Computing focused

on Computational Design, that is, the problem of designing devices

with a prescribed set of properties using computer simulations coupled

with numerical optimization algorithms. The research will be conducted

jointly with researchers in a group under formation at the department

and with our national and international collaborators. Depending on

your background and interest, you may choose to direct your attention

either to fluids (the design of artificial vascular grafts) or waves

(the design of devices exposed to acoustical or electromagnetic

radiation.

A PhD position involves primarily doctoral research and course

work. The employment extends over a period of four years, provided

that expected study and research results are achieved. The position

may also include part-time work (20%) as teaching assistant. If so,

the total time of employment is extended accordingly (up to a maximum

of five years).

For the complete announcement, visit

http://www.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-1990-08.html.

Martin Berggren

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From: Martin Weiser <weiser@zib.de>

Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 05:23:49 -0400

**Subject: PhD position at Zuse Institute Berlin**

The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) - Department Scientific Computing,

Computational Medicine Group - invites applications for a PhD or

postdoc research position related to project C25 of the DFG Research Center

Matheon. The position is limited to two years, but can be renewed.

The successful candidate will work on algorithms for numerical

optimization of systems governed by time-dependent partial

differential equations. The position is geared towards development,

analysis, and implementation of optimization algorithms for

identification of material defects by thermography.

We expect a high degree of commitment and creativity. A university

degree in mathematics or a comparable qualification is required.

Experience in numerics and optimization of PDEs, data compression,

and programming skills preferably in C++ are desirable. A combination

with a PhD project inside the research project is possible.

We particularly encourage female applicants, since women are

underrepresented in science and ZIB is engaged in enlarging the quota.

Handicapped applicants will be preferred on terms of equal qualification.

Applications with photo, curriculum vitae in tabular form and customary

documents should be submitted refering to Code 05/08 until 06/06/2008 to

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)

- Verwaltung -

Takustr. 7

14195 Berlin

Germany

For further information contact Dr. Martin Weiser (www.zib.de/weiser,

weiser@zib.de, +49-30-84185-170).

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From: Robert McLachlan <r.mclachlan@massey.ac.nz>

Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 22:04:07 -0400

**Subject: PhD Scholarship in New Zealand in Geometric Numerical Integration**

The Institute of Fundamental Sciences of Massey University, Palmerston

North, New Zealand, invites applications for a PhD scholarship in

mathematics in the applied dynamics group,

http://dynamics.massey.ac.nz/

Research will be concerned with geometric numerical integration,

supervised by Professor Robert McLachlan. The scholarship covers all

tuition fees for international and domestic students and includes a

tax-free stipend of NZ$25,000 p.a.

Applicants should have or expect to receive a BSc(Hons) or MSc degree

or equivalent in mathematics; coursework and project work in numerical

analysis or computational science is highly desirable. Applications

including a CV, academic transcript, and cover letter should be sent

by 1 August 2008 (starting date to be determined) to Professor Robert

McLachlan, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University,

Palmerston North, New Zealand or by email to r.mclachlan@massey.ac.nz.

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From: Peter Jimack <pkj@comp.leeds.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 12:02:44 -0400

**Subject: PhD Studentship in Scientific Computing (Leeds, UK) **

The University of Leeds is seeking applicants for a funded PhD studentship

(fees and maintenance) in the "Development of Numerical Modelling techniques

for Ground Deformation Associated with Earthquakes". This would be a joint

project between the School of Earth and Environment and the School of

Computing however its objectives are primarily associated with numerical

methods and algorithms.

This project requires a student who has demonstrated aptitude in complex

programming tasks, a strong background in mathematics, physics or computing,

and is able to start in October 2008. Research Council funding rules restrict

eligibility to UK or other EU citizens resident in the UK in the preceding 3

years. Informal enquiries about the project may be made to Prof G. Houseman

(tel: 0113 343 5206; e-mail greg@earth.leeds.ac.uk)

Further details may be obtained from:

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/study/phd/phd-2008/phd-2008-houseman1.htm

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From: "Theodore E. Simos" <tsimos.conf@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 04:56:32 -0400

**Subject: Contents, J. Num. Anal., Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM)**

Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics,

ISSN 1790-8140, ISSN Electronic 1790-8159

A free on-line edition is available at: http://www.jnaiam.org/

Volume 3, Numbers 1-2, 2008

Special Issue on Numerical Computing in Problem solving environments with

emphasis on differential equations

Guest Editor: L.F. Shampine, Southern Methodist University, USA

L.F. Shampine,

Preface

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), p. iii

Robert M. Corless, Azar Shakoori, D.A. Aruliah, Laureano Gonzalez-Vega

Barycentric Hermite Interpolants for Event Location in Initial-Value Problems

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 1-16

Mike Dewar

Embedding a General-Purpose Numerical Library in an Interactive Environment

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 17-26

J. Kierzenka and L.F. Shampine

A BVP Solver that Controls Residual and Error

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 27-41

R. Knapp

A Method of Lines Framework in Mathematica

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 43-59

Nedialko S. Nedialkov and John D. Pryce

Solving Differential Algebraic Equations by Taylor Series (III): the DAETS

Code 61-80

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 61-80

Ronald L. Lipsman, John E. Osborn, and Jonathan M. Rosenberg

The SCHOL Project at the University of Maryland: Using Mathematical Software

in the Teaching of Sophomore Differential Equations

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 81-103

Mark Sofroniou and Giulia Spaletta

Extrapolation Methods in Mathematica 105-121

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 105-121

Raymond J. Spiteri and Thian-Peng Ter

pythNon: A PSE for the Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 123-137

S.P. Corwin, S. Thompson and S.M. White

Solving ODEs and DDEs with Impulses

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 139-149

Warren Weckesser

VFGEN: A Code Generation Tool

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 151-165

Allan Wittkopf

Automatic Code Generation and Optimization in Maple

JNAIAM, 3(1-2)(2008), pp. 167-180

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