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- IEEE WG for the standardization of interval arithmetic
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- Release of CHEBFUN, version 2
- FEM Software - deal.II Release 6.1.0
- New book, Boundary Control of PDEs: A Course on Backstepping Designs
- New book, Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing, Volume I
- Registration opened, Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS), Stanford, Jun 2008
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- Workshop, Pricing and Hedging Exotic Options, Warwick, Jul 2008
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From: Nathalie Revol <Nathalie.Revol@ens-lyon.fr>

Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 05:08:16 -0400

**Subject: IEEE WG for the standardization of interval arithmetic**

Dear colleagues

as you may know, our community of intervalists has launched an

initiative to start a working group (WG for short) under the

auspices of IEEE. At the origin of this initiative and as a

follow-up of a meeting in Dagstuhl last January are Baker Kearfott,

John Pryce and me, Nathalie Revol. More information can be found

at the end of this message about the goal of this WG.

The creation of this WG is currently under review by the appropriate

IEEE committee. The answer should be known mid-June.

Meanwhile, we are trying to "gather our troops", ie to establish

a list of people willing to take part in this standardization process.

The involvement ranges from subscribing and participating to the

mailing list up to serving on the committee. The mailing list will

be created by IEEE if the WG is accepted.

** If you are interested and have not already informed me of

your future participation, could you please do so by answering me:

Nathalie.Revol@ens-lyon.fr

I would need your complete name, affiliation, address and e-mail

address as well as your intention to serve on the committee. **

Thank you for your help.

Best regards

Nathalie Revol

The goal of this WG is to standardize interval arithmetic. This

standard will be based on the IEEE-754/2008 standard for floating-point

arithmetic. This standard will specify basic interval arithmetic

operations selecting and following one of the commonly used mathematical

interval models. It will support the IEEE-754/2008 floating-point types

of practical use in interval computations. Exception conditions will be

defined and standard handling of these conditions will be specified.

Consistency with the model will be tempered with practical considerations

based on input from representatives of vendors and owners of existing

systems. The standard will provide a layer between the hardware and the

programming language levels. It will not mandate that any operations be

implemented in hardware. It will not define any realization of the basic

operations as functions in a programming language.

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From: Christophe Prieur <Christophe.Prieur@laas.fr>

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 15:20:59 +0200

**Subject: Call for Nominations, PhD Award on Embedded and Networked Control**

Call for Nominations for 2008 European PhD Award on Embedded and

Networked Control

The EECI PhD Award is given annually in recognition of the best PhD

thesis in Europe in the field of Embedded and Networked Control. The aim

is to encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers in their

first research period. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash

award. The domain of research of candidates should be included in the

large multidisciplinary area of the control of hybrid, nonlinear,

embedded or networked systems.

For more information consult the web-pages :

HYCON http://www.ist-hycon.org

ICO http://www.piaggio.ccii.unipi.it/ICO/ICO.htm

EECI http://www.eeci-institute.eu

The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2008. To be eligible for the

award, the thesis must have been defended in Europe during the year

prior the above deadline. To apply, please consult the award web page:

http://www.laas.fr/PhD-Award

For inquiries, please contact Christophe.Prieur@laas.fr

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From: Nick.Trefethen@comlab.ox.ac.uk

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:16:31 +0100

**Subject: Release of CHEBFUN, version 2**

We are delighted to announce the release of Version 2 of the chebfun

system, whose aim is computation "with the feel of symbolics and

the speed of numerics". In chebfun computing, the usual Matlab

operations for vectors are overloaded for functions on an interval

[a,b]. You can also work with "quasimatrices" whose columns are

chebfuns and compute their condition number, QR factorization,

SVD, etc. All this is built on representing piecewise smooth

functions by polynomial interpolants through Chebyshev points, with

the number of points automatically determined to achieve close to

16-digit precision. The "chebop" extension extends the same kind

of computing to the solution of integral and differential equations.

Here are four examples:

What's the integral of exp(-sqrt(x)) from 0 to 10?

>> x = chebfun('x',[0 10]); sum(exp(-sqrt(x)))

ans = 1.647628069579947

What's the maximum of sin(x)+sin(x^2) over the same interval?

>> max(sin(x)+sin(x.^2))

ans = 1.985446580874099

How many roots does J0(x) have between 0 and 1000?

>> length(roots(chebfun(@(x) besselj(0,x),[0 1000])))

ans = 318

What is the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian on [0,pi]?

>> L = -diff(domain(0,pi),2) & 'dirichlet'; eigs(L,1)

ans = 1.00000000000002

The software is available at http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/chebfun/,

where you can also browse a user's guide with many more examples.

We are eager to hear from users! If you like Matlab, you will

probably like chebfuns. Please give them a try and send us an

M-file if you find a particularly interesting application. We

will be happy to post some of our favorites on the web. We also

look forward to seeing some of you at the chebfun minisymposium

on Tuesday 8 July at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego.

- The Chebfun Team (chebfun@comlab.ox.ac.uk):

Toby Driscoll, Ricardo Pachon,

Rodrigo Platte, Nick Trefethen

(With thanks also to Chebfun Version 1 maestro Zachary Battles

and chebop collaborator Folkmar Bornemann.)

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From: Guido Kanschat <kanschat@tamu.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:19:28 -0500

**Subject: FEM Software - deal.II Release 6.1.0**

Version 6.1 of deal.II, the object-oriented finite element library

recently awarded the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, has

been released. It is available from the deal.II home-page at

http://www.dealii.org/

Major new features of version 6.1 are:

- 3 new extensive tutorial programs showing advanced FEM techniques for

complex-valued problems, the Stokes equations, and the Euler equations of

compressible gas dynamics

- Improved hp finite element support

- A simpler and more powerful method to assemble matrices and vectors for

systems of partial differential equations

- A method to postprocess numerical solutions and write derived quantities

into output files for graphical visualization

- A much improved sparse ILU

- Some 60 new functions, classes, and bug fixes.

All main features of the previous versions have been continued and improved:

- Support for dimension-independent programming

- Extensive documentation and working example programs

- Multigrid support

- Locally refined grids

- A zoo of different finite elements

- Fast linear algebra

- Built-in support for symmetric multi-processing (SMP) and distributed

computing

- Interfaces to PETSc, METIS, UMFPACK and other external software

- Output for a variety of visualization platforms.

deal.II can be downloaded for free and is distributed under an Open

Source license.

Wolfgang Bangerth, Guido Kanschat, Ralf Hartmann, the deal.II team

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 10:06:36 -0400

**Subject: New book, Boundary Control of PDEs: A Course on Backstepping Designs **

Announcing the May 8, 2008 publication from SIAM of:

Boundary Control of PDEs: A Course on Backstepping Designs

Miroslav Krstic and Andrey Smyshlyaev

2008 / x + 192 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-0-89871-650-4

List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / Order Code DC16

This concise and highly usable textbook presents an introduction to

backstepping, an elegant new approach to boundary control of partial

differential equations (PDEs). Backstepping provides mathematical tools for

converting complex and unstable PDE systems into elementary, stable, and

physically intuitive "target PDE systems" that are familiar to engineers and

physicists.

The text’s broad coverage includes parabolic PDEs; hyperbolic PDEs of first

and second order; fluid, thermal, and structural systems; delay systems;

PDEs with third and fourth derivatives in space; real-valued as well as

complex-valued PDEs; stabilization as well as motion planning and trajectory

tracking for PDEs; and elements of adaptive control for PDEs and control of

nonlinear PDEs.

This book is intended for both beginning and advanced graduate students in a

one-quarter or one-semester course on backstepping techniques for boundary

control of PDEs. It is also accessible to engineers with no prior training

in PDEs.

To order or for more information, please visit www.siam.org/books.

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 10:13:28 -0400

**Subject: New book, Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing, Volume I**

Announcing the May 20, 2008 publication from SIAM of:

Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing, Volume I

Germund Dahlquist and Åke Björck

2008 / xxviii + 717 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-44-3

List Price $109.00 / SIAM Member Price $76.30 / Order Code OT103

“This work is a monumental undertaking and represents the most comprehensive

textbook survey of numerical analysis to date. It will be an important

reference in the field for many years to come.”

—Nicholas J. Higham, University of Manchester.

This new book from the authors of the highly successful classic Numerical

Methods (Prentice-Hall, 1974) addresses the increasingly important role of

numerical methods in science and engineering. While treating traditional and

well-developed topics, it also emphasizes concepts and ideas of importance

to the design of accurate and efficient algorithms with applications to

scientific computing. The authors also include review questions, problems,

and computer exercises drawn from 40 years of teaching.

A supplementary Website contains three appendices: an introduction to matrix

computations; a description of Mulprec, a MATLAB® multiple precision

package; and a guide to literature, algorithms, and software in numerical

analysis.

To order or for more information, please visit www.siam.org/books.

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From: MMDS organizers <mmds-organizers@math.stanford.edu>

Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 05:46:57 -0400

**Subject: Registration opened, Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS), Stanford, Jun 2008**

Online registration for the 2008 Workshop on Algorithms for Modern

Massive Data Sets (MMDS 2008) is now available at

http://mmds.stanford.edu

In addition to the talks, there will be a poster session on Friday,

June 27, 2008. Please send a title and abstract to

mmds-organizers@math.stanford.edu if you would like to present a

poster.

Event: MMDS 2008: Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets

Dates: June 25-28, 2008

Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Website: http://mmds.stanford.edu

Contact: mmds-organizers@math.stanford.edu

Synopsis: The 2008 Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets

(MMDS 2008) will address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical

challenges in modern statistical data analysis. The goals of MMDS 2008

are to explore novel techniques for modeling and analyzing massive,

high-dimensional, and nonlinearly-structured scientific and internet

data sets, and to bring together computer scientists, statisticians,

mathematicians, and data analysis practitioners to promote cross-

fertilization of ideas.

Organizers: Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford), Michael Mahoney (Yahoo),

Lek-Heng Lim (Berkeley), Petros Drineas (RPI)

Speakers: Deepak Agarwal (Yahoo), Pankaj Agarwal (Duke), Rakesh

Agrawal (Microsoft), Nir Ailon (Google), Reid Andersen (Microsoft),

Edward Chang (Google), Fan Chung (UCSD), Kenneth Clarkson (IBM),

Ronald Coifman (Yale), Sanjoy Dasgupta (UCSD), James Demmel

(Berkeley), Inderjit Dhillon (UT Austin), Christos Faloutsos (CMU),

Jerome Friedman (Stanford), Anna Gilbert (Michigan), Sharad Goel

(Yahoo), Leonidas Guibas (Stanford), Lars Kai Hansen (TU Denmark),

Elad Hazan (IBM), Susan Holmes (Stanford), Piotr Indyk (MIT),

T.S. Jayram (IBM), Michael Jordan (Berkeley), Satyen Kale (Microsoft),

Chandrika Kamath (Lawrence Livermore), Ravi Kannan (Yale), Ping Li

(Cornell), Jun Liu (Harvard), Jitendra Malik (Berkeley), Milena Mihail

(Georgia Tech), Partha Niyogi (Chicago), Art Owen (Stanford), Haesun

Park (Georgia Tech), Tomaso Poggio (MIT), Elizabeth Purdom (Berkeley),

Sam Roweis (Toronto), Amin Saberi (Stanford), Daniel Spielman (Yale),

Nathan Srebro (Chicago), Nikhil Srivastava (Yale), Eugene Tyrtyshnikov

(Russian Academy of Science), Chris Volinsky (AT&T), Tong Zhang

(Rutgers)

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From: Michael Gschwind <mikeg@watson.ibm.com>

Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 09:01:14 -0400

**Subject: 2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications, Beijing, Jun 2008**

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications (WCSA 2008)

in conjunction with the 2008 International Symposium on Computer

Architecture

http://www.research.ibm.com/cell/workshop

June 21 & 22, 2008

Beijing, People's Republic of China

The First International Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications

(WCSA 2008) provides a venue for discussing the increasing needs of

present and future computation-intensive applications. To respond

to the needs of these applications, new and innovative approaches

are necessary to facilitate the design and implementation of future

high-performance computing systems.

The workshop will discuss how one design point, heterogeneous

multicore architectures with accelerators, responds to these emerging

application needs, and how such architectures can enable new

application domains with high-performance computing needs.

REGISTRATION

The 2008 Workshop on Cell Systems and Applications is affiliated with

the 2008 International Symposium on Computer Architecture. To register

for the workshop, please visit the ISCA website at

http://isca2008.cs.princeton.edu

or register directly at http://isca2008.cs.princeton.edu/registration.html

For more information, visit the WCSA web site at

http://www.research.ibm.com/cell/workshop

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From: Paul Clifford <p.clifford@warwick.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 08:52:20 -0400

**Subject: Workshop, Pricing and Hedging Exotic Options, Warwick, Jul 2008**

Conference: Computational Methods for Pricing and Hedging Exotic Options

Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick: 11th & 12th July 2008

The conference focuses on the use of modern computational methods for the

pricing and hedging of exotic options.

Keynote Speakers:

Nasir Afaf, Commerzbank

Claudio Albanese, Level3Finance

Jesper Andreasen, Bank of America

Pat Hagan, JP Morgan Chase

Nick Webber, Warwick Business School

Uwe Wystup, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and MathFinance AG

We are now also accepting abstracts for talks in the afternoon sessions for

both July 11th and 12th.

Conference Web Page:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2007_2008/options/

1-day PhD Workshop:

In addition to the main conference on July 11th and 12th, there is a one-day

workshop for PhD students on July 10th. Places are limited to 20 and more

information can be found on the website

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2007_2008/options/phd

workshop/

For more information, contact Paul Clifford at p.clifford-at-warwick.ac.uk

or the Mathematical Research Centre(MRC) at

http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/mrc/index.html

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

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 09:24:42 -0400

**Subject: Intl Conf on Power Control Optimization (PCO'2008) , Thailand, Jul 2008**

Call for Papers - Announcement:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POWER CONTROL OPTIMIZATION (PCO'2008)

www.engedu2.net

18-20 July 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The vision of PCO-08 is to bring today's highly inspiring and

precision innovative research and resource development for tomorrow's

industry in power and control. It has the mission to highlight

innovative research and development of academics and industrial

experts in the area of power control and its optimization techniques,

and to provide a forum to disseminate the results to all industrial

sectors in power quality, automation, business, finance, economics and

management. Also, to bring all necessary information of the most

recent and relevant innovations in regard to the theories and

practices in industrial engineering and management, where a

constructive dialogues on theoretical concepts, practical ideas and

results of the state of the art will be developed.

The main objective of PCO-08 is to provide a platform for researchers,

engineers, practitioners and academicians as well as industrial

professionals to present their research results and development

activities.

This conference, as part of discussing the results, ensures to provide

opportunities for delegates to exchange new innovative ideas and

application experiences face to face, and to provide a platform where

possible entrepreneurs can think of new ventures, or generate research

contacts and find global partners for future collaboration.

Important dates:

Paper Submission: 14/03/2008

Formal acceptance letter with peer review: 01/05/2008

Camera Ready Paper: 01/06/2008

Registration with full payment: 01/06/2008

Conference commencement: 18/07/2008

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From: Tony Drummond <LADrummond@lbl.gov>

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 17:14:54 -0700

**Subject: Deadline Soon: 9th DOE ACTS Collection Workshop, Berkeley, Aug 2008**

Ninth Workshop on the DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, August 19-22, 2008

Building Robust, Scalable and Portable Software

http://acts.nersc.gov/events/Workshop2008

The Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection comprises a set

of non commercial tools mainly developed at the Department of Energy's

(DOE) laboratories, sometimes in collaboration with

universities. These software tools aim to simplify the solution of

common and important computational problems, and have substantially

benefited a wide range of applications and fields in computational

sciences. These benefits are accounted not only for applications

running efficiently on high performing computing environments but also

realizing computation that would not have been possible otherwise.

Nowadays, with the introduction of hardware technologies such as of

multi-core, the use of software libraries is key in the development of

high end software applications. This is because libraries provide a

level of software abstractions in which the robustness, scalability

and portability can be easily and reliably passed into the application

codes across a large class of computer platforms.

The four-day workshop will include a range of tutorials on the tools

currently available in the collection, discussion sessions aimed to

solve specific computational needs by the workshop participants, and

hands-on practices using NERSC's state-of-the-art computers. The

workshop is opened to computational scientists from industry and

academia. Registration fees are fully sponsored by the DOE's Office of

Science. In addition, DOE will sponsor travel expenses and lodging for

a limited number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For

more information on the workshop, please contact Tony Drummond at

(510) 486-7624 or Osni Marques at (510) 486-5290.

Relevant Links:

- Application form:

http://acts.nersc.gov/events/Workshop2008/application.html

- ACTS Collection information: http://acts.nersc.gov

Important Dates to Remember:

- Application submission deadline: June 20, 2008

- Application review completed and invitations sent: July 05, 2008

- Attendee confirmation of participation deadline: July 11, 2008

- Workshop Dates: August 19-22, 2008

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From: Genetha Gray <gagray@sandia.gov>

Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 16:21:37 -0400

**Subject: AIM Workshop on Hybrid Methods for Hydrological Applications, Oct 2008**

The American institute of Mathematics will sponsor a workshop entitled

"Derivative-Free Hybrid Optimization Methods for Solving Simuldation-Based

Problems in Hydrology" from October 6-10, 2008.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with expertise in

simulation-based optimization, sampling techniques, optimization using

surrogates, and hydrology to tackle the complex issues that arise in water

resources management applications. The inherent challenges, which are in fact

present across all engineering disciplines, include black-box, nonlinear

objective functions and constraints, and non-convex, disconnected feasible

regions. Hybrid optimization methods offer a potential solution to these

problems, but require a deeper analysis to understand their applicability.

This workshop will feature lectures describing the background material,

discussions, and parallel working sessions. The goals include making some

progress on specific problems through the formation of new collaborations.

Funding is still available for a few more participants. Please see

http://www.aimath.org/ARCC/workshops/hydrology.html for more information and

the on-line application form. Applications are due June 6, 2008.

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From: Mofdi El-Amrani <congreso.hmams@urjc.es>

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:03:58 -0400

**Subject: Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Dec 2008**

1st Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Tetouan, Morocco

29-31 December 2008

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

http://www.urjc.es/hmams/

Important Dates:

September 15 - Deadline for submission of titles and abstracts

September 29 - Authors will be notified of accepted papers

October 15 - Deadline for early registration

November 28 - Deadline for full papers submission

The organizing committee is delighted to welcome you to Hispano-Moroccan Days

on Applied Mathematics and Statistics in Tetouan, a pretty city located in the

north of Morocco. The objective of the 1st Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied

Mathematics and Statistics is to promote and foster cooperation in applied

mathematics and statistics by bringing together scientists and engineers from

Spain and Morocco working in specialized areas.

The 1st Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied Mathematics and Statistics will take

place from 17th to 19th December 2008. The aim of these Hispano-Moroccan Days

is to present through invited lectures, selected contributed papers and poster

sessions, recent results in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and

Operational Research. Applications in different fields are encouraged. Recent

results and new trends in the analysis of numerical algorithms as well as

their application to challenging scientific and industrial problems will also

be discussed. Apart from theoretical aspects, a major part of the HMAMS days

will be devoted to numerical methods for interdisciplinary applications.

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From: "T.Terlaky" <terlaky@mcmaster.ca>

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 04:27:11 -0400

**Subject: Veszprém Optimization Conference (VOCAL 2008), Hungary, Dec 2008**

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:

The Veszprém Optimization Conference: Advanced Algorithms (VOCAL-2008)

December 15-17, Veszprém, Hungary

Faculty of Information Technology, Pannon University

http://www.dcs.vein.hu/vocal/

SCOPE: The VOCAL conference focuses on recent advances on optimization

algorithms: continues and discrete; complexity and convergence

properties, high performance optimization software and novel

applications are reviewed as well. We aim to bring together researchers

from both the theoretical and applied communities in the framework of a

medium-scale event.

INVITED TALKS

Rainer E. Burkard, Technical University Graz

Christodoulos A. Floudas, Princeton University

Monique Laurent, CWI Amsterdam

Katya Scheinberg, T.J. Watson, Research Center, IBM

Fabio Schoen, University, of Florence

Philippe Toint, University of Namur

Ya-xian Yuan, Cjinese Academy of Sciences

CONTRIBUTED TALKS

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minutes talk. Authors wishing

to speak should submit an abstract via the conference WEB page by September

30, 2008.

Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2008.

Notification of acceptance / Program available October 30 2008.

Deadline for early registration: October 30, 2008.

Conference begins on December 15 at 7:30 a.m. and ends December 17 at

6:00 p.m., 2008.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Tamas Terlaky, terlaky@mcmaster.ca (Chair, McMaster University)

Please send enquiries to: Botond Bertok <bertok@dcs.vein.hu>

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From: Frederic Nataf <nataf@ann.jussieu.fr>

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 14:01:27 +0200

**Subject: Postdoc Position at Paris VI University**

2008 Postdoctoral fellowship at University Pierre et Marie Curie,

Laboratoire J.L. Lions

City: Paris

Title: Parallel linear solvers for large sparse systems

Fellowship supervisor: Frederic Nataf

A post-doc position is open in the Laboratoire J.L. Lions, University

Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France. We are looking for candidates at

post-doc level with interest, motivation and background in scientific

computing. Experience in high performance computing and mathematics

(with publications) is required.

The candidate will be funded by the Pôle Systematic, projet EHPOC.

The candidate will have to work on the study and parallel

implementation on large parallel computing platforms of hybrid solvers

for the solution of large sparse linear systems. The candidate must

have a PhD degree from a recognized university in engineering,

computer sciences or applied mathematics. Previous experience on

parallel linear algebra and strong computational skills in C++ will be

an asset.

Applications should comprise a letter of motivation, a CV plus the

names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to

send letters of recommendation.

A successful candidate could start at any time after selection.

Please send your application by email to

nataf@ann.jussieu.fr

Deadline: July 15th 2008

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From: Laura Rebollo-Neira <rebollol@aston.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 11:42:36 -0400

**Subject: Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics (Signal Processing Orientation)**

Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics (Signal Processing Orientation)

Aston Univeristy, Birmingham, UK

Seven moth fixed term contract to start as soon as possible

Applications are invited to work for seven month on an EPSRC funded project

to investigate ``Highly nonlinear approximations for sparse signal

representation''.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics or related discipline

with a strong mathematical background.

The job requires excellent mathematical and computational

skills.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be addressed

to Laura Rebollo-Neira email: l.rebollo-neira@aston.ac.uk

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From: Ildi Cismasiu <ildi@fct.unl.pt>

Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 10:54:24 -0400

**Subject: Postgraduate Research Grant**

Two research positions are available in the framework of research project

"Development of Hybrid-Trefftz Finite Element Modelling", under contract

PTDC/ECM/70781/2006 funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and

FEDER through Programa POCI 2010:

The duration of the grant is 36 months, subject to annual renewal, starting

on October 1, 2008, and can be extended for an additional period of six months.

The contract provisions are those set by the funding agency, Fundação para a

Ciência e a Tecnologia

(http://www.fct.mctes.pt/pt/apoios/formacao/ambitoprojectos) and by the internal

regulations of the host institution, Instituto Superior Técnico.

Candidates will join one of the following research tasks of the supporting

project (http://www.civil.ist.utl.pt/HybridTrefftz/):

Poroelasto-plastic modelling of saturated soils; Thermomechanic modelling

of early age concrete; Cohesive fracture modelling of concrete;

Parallel processing.

The research is supervised by Prof. J.A. Teixeira de Freitas.

Candidates must have a Master degree (or equivalent). They will be selected

according to their experience and skills in: structural mechanics; finite

element modelling; C or C++ programming; parallel processing algorithms.

Effective communication skills, in both written and spoken Portuguese or

English, are essential.

The value of the grant (Bolsa para Mestre) is that set by the funding agency,

under the contract provisions and regulations mentioned above.

The application should be sent to the project leader (freitas@civil.ist.utl.pt)

and include a pdf file with the following information: cover letter describing

research interests; curriculum vitæ; short description of qualifications and

experience; names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to

provide supporting references. Official documentation on the academic

qualifications will be requested to the selected candidate.

Period of the competition: May 26 – June 30, 2008.

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From: Thomas Slawig <ts@informatik.uni-kiel.de>

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 11:52:56 -0400

**Subject: PhD position in Scientific Computing (Kiel Germany)**

The German Cluster of Excellence <<The Future Ocean>> invites applications

for a PhD position

in Scientific Computing in the Research Group Algorithmic Optimal Control at

the Dep. of Computer Science. The position is for two years initially with

opportunity for prolongation.

We are looking for mathematicians, physicists or computer scientists with

background in numerical solution of ODEs/PDEs, Optimization or Optimal Control.

You will get the opportunity to work in Cluster research projects in a

motivating, interdisciplinary environment at the coast of the Baltic Sea.

For more details: www.informatik.uni-kiel.de/co2/stellenangebotejob-positions

Thomas Slawig

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From: Fikret Aliev <f_aliev@yahoo.com>

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 06:08:07 -0400

**Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics**

Contents:

Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.7, No.1, 2008

(ISSN 1683-3511, www.science.az/acm)

Message from Editors

p. 3

Optimal Control of Linear Systems on Quadratic Performance Index

R.Gabasov, F.M. Kirillova, N.S. Paulianok

pp. 4-20

A Simple Numerical Approximation of Joint Probabilities of Calls in Service

and Calls in the Retrial Group in a Picocell

Bong Dae Choi, A. Melikov, A. Velibekov

pp.21-30

Modelling and stability analysis in fuzzy economics

R. A. Aliev

pp. 31-53

Nash equilibria solutions in the competitive salesmen problem on a network

I. Averbakh, V. Lebedev and V. Tsurkov

pp 54-65

First-Order Penalty Methods for Computing Suboptimal Output Feedback

Controllers

El-Sayed M.E. Mostafa

pp. 66-83

A Kernel Pressure Estimator and the Law of Atmospheres

E. Grycko and T. Müller- Gronbach

pp. 84-88

Towards Reverse Scheduling with Final States of Sports Disciplines

Vasif V. Nabiyev, Hüseyin Pehlivan

pp. 89-106

Solving Transport Equation via Walsh Function and Sumudu Transform

Abdelouahab Kadem

pp. 107-118

A consistent confidence interval for fuzzy capability index

A. Parchami, M. Mashinchi, and V. Partovi Nia

pp.119-125

Genetic Symbiosis Algorithm Generating Test Data for Constraint Automata

Alireza Rezaee

pp. 126-137

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From: Zoe Crossman <zoe.crossman@iop.org>

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 09:56:18 -0400

**Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems' statistical and computational special section**

Inverse Problems is pleased to announce that its latest special section, on

statistical and computational issues in inverse problems, is now freely

available online until 22 June 2008 at:

http://herald.iop.org/IPSPE2008NADigest/m103/cid//link/1647

The section presents an overview of the current state of research in

statistical and computational issues in inverse problems and was guest edited

by L Tenorio, E Haber, W W Symes, P B Stark, D Cox and O Ghattas.

We are pleased to make the Guest Editors' introductory article and two

articles, 'Smoothing noisy data via regularization: statistical perspectives'

by Chong Gu and 'Fast denoising of surface meshes with intrinsic texture' by H

Huang and U Ascher, featured articles on the journal homepage; to read them

for free, visit:

http://herald.iop.org/IPSPE2008FeaturedNADigest/m103/cid//link/1648

We hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as we have.

Kate Watt

Publisher, Inverse Problems

ip@iop.org

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From: JCM <jcm@global-sci.org>

Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 00:19:35 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, No. 3, 26 (2008)**

Journal of Computational Mathematics (JCM)

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm

Volume 26, Number 3, May 2008

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/

Habib Ammari and Gang Bao

Coupling of Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods for the Scattering

by Periodic Chiral Structures.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 261-283.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-261.pdf

Zhiming Chen and Jean-Claude Nedelec

On Maxwell Equations with the Transparent Boundary Condition.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 284-296.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-284.pdf

Wei Gong, Ruo Li, Ningning Yan and Weibo Zhao

An Improved Error Analysis for Finite Element Approximation of

Bioluminescence Tomography.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 297-309.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-297.pdf

Xin-Gao Gong, Lihua Shen, Dier Zhang and Aihui Zhou

Finite Element Approximations for Schrodinger Equations with Applications

to Electronic Structure Computations.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 310-323.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-310.pdf

Weimin Han and Ge Wang

Bioluminescence Tomography: Biomedical Background, Mathematical Theory,

and Numerical Approximation.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 324-335.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-324.pdf

Ling Huang, Chi-Wang Shu and Mengping Zhang

Numerical Boundary Conditions for the Fast Sweeping High Order Weno

Methods for Solving the Eikonal Equation.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 336-346.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-336.pdf

Xia Ji, Wei Cai and Pingwen Zhang

Reflection/Transmission Characteristics of a Discontinuous Galerkin Method

for Maxwell'S Equations in Dispersive Inhomogeneous Media.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 347-364.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-347.pdf

Hongwei Li, Xuecheng Tai and Sigurd Ivar Aanonsen

Reservoir Description by Using a Piecewise Constant Level Set Method.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 365-377.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-365.pdf

Dongjie Liu and Dehao Yu

A FEM-BEM Formulation for an Exterior Quasilinear Elliptic Problem in the

Plane. J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 378-389.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-378.pdf

Xin Liu and Yaxiang Yuan

On the Separable Nonlinear Least Squares Problems.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 390-403.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-390.pdf

Bin Wang

An Explicit Multi-Conservation Finite-Difference Scheme for

Shallow-Water-Wave Equation.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 404-409.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-404.pdf

Junping Wang, Xiaoshen Wang and Xiu Ye

Finite Element Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations by H(div) Elements.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 410-436.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-410.pdf

Xiaoping Xie, Jinchao Xu and Guangri Xue

Uniformly Stable Finite Element Methods for Darcy-Stokes-Brinkman Models.

J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 437-455. Abstract

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-437.pdf

Shangyou Zhang

On the P1 Powell-Sabin Divergence-Free Finite Element for the Stokes

Equations. J. Comp. Math., 26 (2008), pp. 456-470.

http://www.global-sci.org/jcm/volumes/v26n3/pdf/263-456.pdf

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From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <cicp@global-sci.com>

Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 00:04:23 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 3 No. 5**

Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP)

Volume 3, Number 5, 2008

Special issue on Poisson-Boltzmann Equation

http://www.global-sci.com/issue/contents/3/issue5.free.html

Review Articles:

B. Z. Lu, Y. C. Zhou, M. J. Holst and J. A. McCammon

Recent progress in numerical methods for the Poisson-Boltzmann equation in

biophysical applications.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 973-1009.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_973.pdf

Jun Wang, Chunhu Tan, Yu-Hong Tan, Qiang Lu and Ray Luo

Poisson-Boltzmann solvents in molecular dynamics simulations.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1010-1031.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1010.pdf

Regular Articles:

Xinwei Shi and Patrice Koehl

The geometry behind numerical solvers of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1032-1050.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1032.pdf

Johan H. Bredenberg, Alexander H. Boschitsch and Marcia O. Fenley

The role of anionic protein residues on the salt dependence of the binding

of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases to tRNA: A Poisson-Boltzmann analysis.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1051-1070.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1051.pdf

Kemper Talley, Petras Kundrotas and Emil Alexov

Modeling salt dependence of protein-protein association: Linear vs

non-linear Poisson-Boltzmann equation.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1071-1086.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1071.pdf

Moran Wang and Shiyi Chen

On applicability of Poisson-Boltzmann equation for micro- and nanoscale

electroosmotic flows.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1087-1099.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1087.pdf

A. Sayyed-Ahmad, Y. Miao and P. Ortoleva

Poisson-Boltzmann theory of bionanosystems.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1100-1116.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1100.pdf

J. Ambia-Garrido and B. Montgomery Pettitt

Free energy calculations for DNA near surfaces using an ellipsoidal

geometry. Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1117-1131.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1117.pdf

Johan H. Bredenberg and Marcia O. Fenley

Salt dependent association of novel mutants of TATA-binding proteins to

DNA:

Predictions from theory and experiments.

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1132-1153.

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_1132.pdf

Author index to volume 3

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 1154-1155

http://www.global-sci.com/freedownload/v3_AuthorIndex.pdf

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From: "Peter J. Olver" <olver@ima.umn.edu>

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 08:39:49 -0500

**Subject: Contents: Foundations of Computational Mathematics v. 8 n. 1**

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Volume 8 Number 1

On Smale's 17th Problem: A Probabilistic Positive Solution

Authors Carlos Beltran, Luis Miguel Pardo

Pages 1 - 43

Computing the Top Betti Numbers of Semialgebraic Sets Defined by

Quadratic Inequalities in Polynomial Time

Author Saugata Basu

Pages 45 - 95

Computing the First Betti Number of a Semi-Algebraic Set

Authors Saugata Basu, Richard Pollack, Marie-Françoise Roy

Pages 97 - 136

Point Counting in Families of Hyperelliptic Curves

Author Hendrik Hubrechts

Pages 137 - 169

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