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- Sandia National Labs
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- New Book, Introduction to Interval Analysis
- 2009 Midwest NA Day/SIAM Great Lakes Spring Conference, Aprl 2009
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- Workshop on Numerics for Control and Simulation, Manchester, Jun 2009
- Two-month program on Computational Materials, Singapore, Jul/Aug 2009
- Modeling & Optimization: Theory & Applications (MOTA), Aug 2009
- Preconditioning 2009, Hong Kong, Aug 2009
- ExxonMobil positions in Computational Mechanics/Geomechanical Modeling
- Research positions (3) at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Laboratory
- Academic positions, University of Namur (Belgium): deadline 27/2/2009
- Postdoc position at the University of Colorado Denver
- Postdoc position, computational science/CO2 sequestration, Univ Bergen
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in DIMAP, University of Warwick
- Starr Visiting Assistant Professorship - SMU
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- PhD Position at Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zurich
- PhD student position in Scientific Computing at University of Vienna
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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:18:12 -0500

**Subject: New Book, Introduction to Interval Analysis**

Announcing the January 14, 2009 publication from SIAM of:

Introduction to Interval Analysis, by Ramon E. Moore, R. Baker Kearfott, and

Michael J. Cloud

This unique book provides an introduction to a subject whose use has

steadily increased over the past 40 years. An update of Ramon Moore’s

previous books on the topic, it provides broad coverage of the subject as

well as the historical perspective of one of the originators of modern

interval analysis. The authors provide a hands-on introduction to INTLAB, a

high-quality, comprehensive MATLAB® toolbox for interval computations,

making this the first interval analysis book that does with INTLAB what

general numerical analysis texts do with MATLAB.

Introduction to Interval Analysis will be valuable to engineers and

scientists interested in scientific computation, especially in reliability,

effects of roundoff error, and automatic verification of results. The

introductory material is particularly important for experts in global

optimization and constraint solution algorithms. This book is suitable for

introducing the subject to students in these areas.

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

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From: Zhimin Zhang <zzhang@math.wayne.edu>

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:16:58 -0500

**Subject: 2009 Midwest NA Day/SIAM Great Lakes Spring Conference, Aprl 2009**

First Announcement

The 2009 Midwest Numerical Analysis Day in conjunction with the SIAM Great

Lakes Numeric PDEs 2009 Spring Conference will take place on April 17-18,

2009 at Wayne State University in Detroit. The meeting will start at 13:30

on Friday April 17 and end in the afternoon of Saturday April 18.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and

practitioners at all stages of their careers, mainly from the Midwest, to

exchange ideas in numerical analysis, scientific computing and related

application areas. Participation of graduate students is strongly encouraged.

The organizers are currently calling for participants and contributed

papers. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

Please submit your request to present a lecture or intent to participate at

the web site registration page, or contact Prof. Fatih Celiker

(celiker@math.wayne.edu). Detailed information is available at

http://www.math.wayne.edu/~celiker/mwna_glsiam.

The conference is free of charge. However, registration is required in order

to prepare refreshment, coffee, lunch boxes (on Saturday, April 18), and

your name tags.

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

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 01:28:18 -0500

**Subject: Optimization and Control with Applications (OCA), China, Jun 2009**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The Fourth International Conference on Optimization and Control with

Applications (OCA2009), June 6-11, 2009, Harbin and Wudalianchi, China

http://oca2009.hit.edu.cn

Theme and Scope

You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International

Conference on Optimization and Control with Applications (OCA2009),

which will be held in Harbin and Wudalianchi in June 6-11, 2009.

Wudalianchi is a famous geopark located in Heilongjiang, China. The goal

of the 4th OCA is to provide an international forum for scientists,

engineers, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and approaches,

to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions, to share

experiences on potentials and limits, and to open new avenues of research

and developments, on all issues and topics related to optimization and

control. All submitted papers will be reviewed. The accepted papers,

which will be presented in the Conference, will be included in the

conference CD Rom. Highquality papers will be invited to submit their

expanded versions for consideration for publication in one of the following

journals: Journal of Global Optimization; Pacific Journal of Optimization;

Nonlinear Dynamics and Systems Theory; Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and

Impulsive Systems, Series B; and Journal of Industrial and Management

Optimization.

Secretariat of Program Committee

Email: oca2009@sina.com

For closer information please visit http://oca2009.hit.edu.cn .

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From: Younes Chahlaoui <Younes.Chahlaoui@manchester.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:19:49 +0000

**Subject: Workshop on Numerics for Control and Simulation, Manchester, Jun 2009**

CICADA/MIMS Workshop on Numerics for Control and Simulation

17 June 2009

School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK

http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/~chahlaoui/NCS09/NCS09.htm

The goals of this workshop are to examine the use of low-rank

solutions of matrix equations in systems and control applications,

discuss recent developments in algorithms for computing them, and

review applications in model reduction and simulation of large scale

systems.

Organizers:

Younes Chahlaoui (CICADA, University of Manchester)

Nick Higham (School of Mathematics, University of Manchester)

Keynote speakers:

Peter Benner (TU Chemnitz, DE

Daniel Kressner (ETH Zurich, CH)

Danny C. Sorensen (Rice University, Texas, USA)

Tatjana Stykel (TU Berlin, DE)

Paul Van Dooren (Catholic University of Louvain, BE)

Two additional talks in the area described above can be accommodated.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2009.

We will send out an updated call once the funding is confirmed (probably

end of Feb)

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From: Weizhu Bao <bao@math.nus.edu.sg>

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:38:56 +0800 (SGT)

**Subject: Two-month program on Computational Materials, Singapore, Jul/Aug 2009**

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS), jointly with

Department of Mathematics, at the National University of Singapore

will organize a two-month program on ``Mathematical Theory and

Numerical Methods for Computational Materials Simulation and Design''

during 1 July -- 31 August, 2009.

Overview: This two-month program will provide a forum for experts

from interdisciplinary fields to discuss the various issues and

challenges facing the community. It will bring leading international

applied and pure mathematicians, physicists, materials scientists and

computational scientists together to review, develop and promote

interdisciplinary researches on problems at the interface between

mathematics and materials sciences. It will provide a forum to

highlight the progress in a broad range of topics, within a

coherent theme and with greater emphasis on the mathematical

theory and numerical methods for computational materials

simulation and design.

Activities: The program activities will consist of two workshops,

a summer school, public lectures, working seminars and collaborative

research.

Fund support for graduate students: Student registration is now invited.

Grants to cover local subsistence costs will be awarded on a competitive

basis.

For more information, please refer to the webpage at URL:

http://www.ims.nus.edu.sg/Programs/09matheory/index.htm

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From: TamsTerlaky <terlaky@lehigh.edu>

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 07:25:34 -0500

**Subject: Modeling & Optimization: Theory & Applications (MOTA), Aug 2009**

Call for participation

MOPTA 2009: Abstract Submission deadline: June 6, 2009

Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2009)

August 19-21, 2009, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

SCOPE

The conference is an annual event aiming to bring together a diverse

group of people from both discrete and continuous optimization,

working on both theoretical and applied aspects. Our target is to

present a diverse set of exciting new developments from different

optimization areas while at the same time providing a setting which

will allow increased interaction among the participants. We aim to

bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied

communities who do not usually have the chance to interact in the

framework of a medium-scale event.

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Ravindra K. Ahuja, University of Florida, Gainesville

Natalia Alexandrov, NASA

Paul I. Barton, MIT

John M. Mulvey, Princeton University

Pablo A. Parrilo, MIT

Robert Weismantel, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

MODELING COMPETITION:

An optimization modeling competition, sponsored by AIMMS is organized.

Finalist will present their results at a special session of MOPTA09.

Problem released January 31, 2009.

CONTRIBUTED TALKS

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

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

6, 2009.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission deadline: June 6, 2009

Early registration deadline: July 1, 2009

Conference date: *19-21 August 2009*.

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From: Michael Ng <mng@math.hkbu.edu.hk>

Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:53:21 -0500

**Subject: Preconditioning 2009, Hong Kong, Aug 2009**

PRECONDITIONING 2009

HONG KONG

AUGUST 24-26, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2009 International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for

Large Sparse Matrix Problems (http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/precond09/)

is a sequel to similar meetings held in

Minneapolis in 1999, Tahoe in 2001, Napa in 2003, Atlanta in 2005, and

Toulouse in 2007. The 2009 conference will take place immediately

after The 19th International Conference on Domain Decomposition

Methods at Zhangjiajie of China, August 17-22, 2009

(http://math.xtu.edu.cn/myphp/math/ddm/). The PRECONDITIONING 2009 conference

focuses on preconditioning techniques for solving various matrix problems,

particularly those related to large-scale scientific and industrial

applications.

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 15, 2009: Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts

(3 pages max, please follow the guidelines given on

the conference web-site http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/precond09/).

April 15, 2009: Notification of acceptance for contributed abstracts.

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS. The following invited speakers have agreed to

give plenary presentations.

* Zhongzhi Bai, State Key Laboratory of Sci./Engrg. Computing, Chinese

Academy of Sciences

* Azzam Haidar, CERFACS

* Valeria Simoncini, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Bologna

* Mirek Tuma, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of

the Czech Republic

* Venkat Venkatakrishnan, The Boeing Company

* Kees Vuik, Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, Delft University

of Technology

* Jinchao Xu, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

FURTHER INFORMATION is available from the conference web site:

http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/precond09/index.html

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From: Gareth Block <gareth.i.block@exxonmobil.com>

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:33:19 -0500

**Subject: ExxonMobil positions in Computational Mechanics/Geomechanical Modeling**

Note: to apply for this ad, submit your CV on the ExxonMobil website

directly.

Positions in Computational Mechanics and Geomechanical Modeling

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company has immediate openings in

Computational Mechanics and Geomechanical Modeling for research scientists

at our Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory. Our lab focuses on

fundamental science that can lead to technologies having a direct impact on

the oil and gas industry. Our facilities are centrally located in scenic

Annandale, New Jersey, approximately one hour from both New York City and

Philadelphia.

We are looking for creative, resourceful individuals to join our Engineering

Physics group and develop numerical methods/modeling techniques for

predicting failure in rock, with emphasis on the effects of fracture,

compaction, and chemical alteration on reservoir properties at multiple

scales. The successful candidates will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary

group of world-class scientists who focus on performing breakthrough

research and creating new approaches to solving our most challenging

problems. Technical staff members in this position implement and report on

independent research, participate in program development, and collaborate

internationally with leading engineers and scientists from industry,

universities, and other technical institutions.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, physics, engineering,

geophysics, or a related field. Experience in fracture mechanics is

preferred. Candidates are expected to be proficient with numerical modeling

tools and to be able to interact effectively with experimentalists. Both

the Computational Mechanics and Geomechanical Modeling positions require a

strong background in scientific programming and large-scale numerical

methods (e.g., finite element and discrete element methods). The ability to

communicate and interact with internal and external groups will be an

important selection criterion. Candidates should have a strong publication

record, excellent oral presentation and writing skills, and show a desire

and ability to grow into new science areas.

ExxonMobil offers an excellent working environment and a competitive

compensation and benefits package. Please submit your cover letter and

resume to our website www.exxonmobil.com/ex and apply to Computational

Mechanics/Geomechanical Modeling.

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From: "Martin-D. Lacasse" <Martin.Lacasse@ExxonMobil.com>

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:50:42 -0500

**Subject: Research positions (3) at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Laboratory**

RESEARCH SCIENTISTS (3) – WAVE PROPAGATION AND NUMERICAL METHODS

ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research laboratory is seeking applications

from talented individuals in physics, applied mathematics, or engineering

with a strong record of achievements in fields related to wave propagation

in heterogeneous media, and its associated mathematical and numerical

methods. Specific positions are in the following areas of interest:

• Research Scientist - Large-scale non-linear inversion. Experience

with PDE-constrained optimization, large-scale parameter estimation, and

inverse problem techniques such as regularization, adjoint computation, and

convexification is required.

• Research Scientist - Transport in porous media. Experience with the

physics and mathematics governing the mechanical behavior of fluid at the

rock pore scale and their impact at the macro scale.

• Research Scientist - Wave propagation in heterogeneous media.

Experience with the physics and mathematics related to wave propagation in

heterogeneous media and multi-scale phenomena.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, physics, engineering,

geophysics, or a related field, with a strong ability in their field of

expertise. Proficiency with scientific programming languages and experience

with large-scale, parallel, numerical simulations are definite advantages.

The ability to communicate and interact with internal and external groups

will be an important selection criterion. Candidates should have a strong

publication record, excellent oral presentation and writing skills, and show

a desire and ability to grow into new science areas.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary group of

world-class scientists who focus on performing breakthrough research and

creating new approaches to solve our most challenging problems. Technical

staff members in this position implement and report on independent research,

participate in program development, as well as collaborate internationally

with leading engineers and scientists from industry, universities, and other

technical institutions.

ExxonMobil offers an excellent working environment and a competitive

compensation and benefits package. Please submit your cover letter, resume

including list of publications and at least three references to our website

(www.exxonmobil.com/ex) using the title of this ad as keyword. Additional

information about these positions can be obtained by contacting Dr. Martin

Lacasse (martin.lacasse@exxonmobil.com).

ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research (CSR) laboratory is a powerhouse

in energy research focusing on fundamental science that can lead to

technologies having a direct impact on solving our biggest energy

challenges. Our facilities are centrally located in scenic Annandale, New

Jersey, approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia

ExxonMobil is an equal opportunity employer

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From: Philippe Toint <philippe.toint@fundp.ac.be>

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:14:37 -0500

**Subject: Academic positions, University of Namur (Belgium): deadline 27/2/2009**

The University of Namur invites applications for two full-time Faculty

positions (m/f).

Faculty: Faculty of Sciences

Department: Department of Mathematics

Grade: academic

Starting date: the hiring will be effective on September 1rst, 2009 for

both positions

Contract: In accordance with the Belgian law, positions will first be given

for a probationary period of two years, before confirming the successful

candidate in his (her) appointment

Category: academic staff (tenure track)

Positions: university basic funding

References: 08-119, 08-1739

These positions are intended to consolidate the Department of Mathematics

project in "Complex Systems" in the field of applied mathematics (for a more

complete description, see the web site

http://www.fundp.ac.be/facultes/sciences/departements/mathematique/orientation) in

particular in synergy with its existing research activities.

Job description: In addition to research and organizational responsibilities,

the open positions include general and specialized mathematics courses (in

french, with a possible adaptation period) in the bachelor and master's

programs, as well as in other curricula.

Profile: The candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in mathematics (or

equivalent), must demonstrate a real interest for applications of mathematics

and have postdoctoral experience. The candidates will be judged on the quality

of their individual curriculum and experience and on the

adequation of their scientific and teaching projects with the "complex

systems" orientation of the department of Mathematics. Amongst submissions

comparable for these two criteria, preference will be given to candidates with

expertise in statistics and/or controlled systems.

For additional information, contact Prof. Anne LEMAITRE – Tél. +32 81 72 49 08

– directeur@math.fundp.ac.be

Remarks: The candidates should fill in and sign a candidature form. In

addition they should provide a complete Curriculum Vitae with a full list of

publications, a list of personnal references, and a scientific project and a

teaching project. Copy of these documents should also be provided on CDROM.

Application forms are avialable from the

Direction du Personnel, University of Namur,

61 rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, Belgium,

They are also downloadable from http://www.fundp.ac.be/universite/jobs/. The

complete submission file must be sent to the Rector of the University at the

address

The Rector, University of Namur, 61 rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, Belgium

rectorat@fundp.ac.be

by February 27th, 2009 at the latest.

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From: Jan Mandel <Jan.Mandel@ucdenver.edu>

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 02:03:25 -0500

**Subject: Postdoc position at the University of Colorado Denver**

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of

Colorado Denver expects to have one Assistant Research Professor position in

Computational Mathematics for up to 2 years starting in Fall 2009, pending

final budgetary approval. The teaching load is two classes per semester.

Applications should include 1. full vita 2. letter from PhD advisor 3.

research plan and which existing faculty will be involved. Applications

should be sent to Jan Mandel (email:Jan.Mandel@ucdenver.edu) and all material

received by February 8 for full consideration.

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From: "Helge K. Dahle" <helge.dahle@math.uib.no>

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 08:44:24 +0100

**Subject: Postdoc position, computational science/CO2 sequestration, Univ Bergen**

Postdoc position in computational science/CO2 sequestration, University

of Bergen

In the project "Geological Storage of CO2: Mathematcal modelling

and Risk Assessment" at the University of Bergen, we have an open

2-year postdoctoral position, see

http://melding.uib.no/doc/Ledige_stillinger/1231424228.html

The project is associated with the Department of Mathematics and

the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research. The project in general

aims at developing novel solution methodology and a comprehensive risk

assessment framework for carbon sequestration.

The vacant position is designed to address large-scale numerical

simulations of porous media flow related to geological storage of

CO2. The candidate is expected to explore and quantify uncertainties

in the geological and numerical modelling, thereby enabling risk

analysis.

The successful candidate should have a PhD or similar education in

reservoir modelling or applied and computational mathematics. The

collaborative nature of the project requires in particular that the

applicant should be able to work in a cross-disciplinary team and have

a keen interest in learning methods and skills outside their current

expertise.

Applications should be sent electronically to post@cipr.uib.no before

January 30, 2009. The electronic application must contain CV, scanned

copies of diplomas and transcripts, publications, list of publications

and other relevant work, as well as 2-3 references.

For more information please contact

Professor Helge K. Dahle at Helge.Dahle@math.uib.no, tel. +47 555 84863 or

Associate Professor Jan M. Nordbotten at Jan.Nordbotten@math.uib.no,

tel. +47 555 84869.

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From: Artur Czumaj <A.Czumaj@warwick.ac.uk>

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:21:39 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in DIMAP, University of Warwick**

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in DIMAP, University of Warwick

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/post-docs-2009

The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP)

[http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/] at the University of Warwick, UK,

has up to four postdoctoral fellow positions in broadly understood areas

of Theoretical Computer Science, Algorithms and Complexity, Discrete

Mathematics and Combinatorics, and Mathematics of Operational Research, see

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/post-docs-2009.

Postdocs will be affiliated with the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and

its Applications, and the positions are for up to two years. Candidates

should have finished PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Operational

Research, or a related field, or be on track to finish one by September

2009.

The deadline for the applications is on Friday, January 30, 2009.

To apply, please follow the instructions on the official advert web page

https://secure.admin.warwick.ac.uk/webjobs/jobs/research/job23067.html.

For any further questions related to Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in

DIMAP, DIMAP staff members research interest, and how to apply,

see the web pages at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/ and

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/post-docs-2009.

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From: peter moore <pmoore@smu.edu>

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:15:56 -0500

**Subject: Starr Visiting Assistant Professorship - SMU**

Applications are invited for the Starr Visiting Assistant Professorship

to begin in the fall semester of 2009. The appointment is for two years

with a 2-2 teaching load. The position has a travel budget.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. Applicants in all areas of

applied and computational mathematics are encouraged. The Department of

Mathematics offers an active doctoral program in computational and applied

mathematics.

Visit http://www.smu.edu/math for more information about the department.

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list of

publications, research and teaching statements and two letters of

recommendation to: The Faculty Search

Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University,

P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156.

The Search Committee can be contacted by sending e-mail to

mathsearch@mail.smu.edu. (Tel: (214)768-2452; Fax: (214)768-2355).

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be

received by March 1, 2009, but the committee will continue to accept

applications until the positions are filled. The committee will notify

applicants of its employment decision after the positions are filled.

SMU, a private university with an engineering school, is situated in a quiet

residential section of Dallas. SMU will not discriminate on the basis

of race,color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran

status. SMU is also committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual

orientation.

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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From: Artur Czumaj <A.Czumaj@warwick.ac.uk>

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:22:49 -0500

**Subject: PhD Positions in DIMAP, University of Warwick**

PhD Positions in DIMAP, University of Warwick

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/phd-ad/

The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP)

[http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/] at the University of Warwick, UK, has a

number of postgraduate scholarships for PhD students who would like to

pursue PhD studies in the general areas of Discrete Mathematics,

Theoretical Computer Science, and Mathematics of Operational Research, see

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/phd-ad/.

DIMAP is a multidisciplinary research centre supporting an internationally

competitive programme of research in discrete modeling, algorithmic

analysis, and combinatorial (discrete) optimization. It aims to support a

thriving Industrial Affiliates Programme, and develop collaborative

research rooted in discrete mathematics, involving researchers at other UK

universities.

As one of the leading international research centres in discrete

mathematics and its applications in computer science and operational

research, DIMAP is offering excellent opportunities for high quality PhD

study in discrete mathematics and its applications, and further areas

related to the Centre. DIMAP offers high quality supervising at the

interface of Theoretical Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, and

Mathematics of Operational Research. Our aim is to provide our students

with an insight into the problems and challenges in each of those fields,

thereby gaining the skills to bridge the gap that exists between the

individual disciplines.

The main research areas of DIMAP are discrete mathematics, theoretical

computer science, algorithms, algorithmic graph theory, combinatorics,

algorithmic game theory, combinatorial optimisation, and mathematics of

operational research. The activities of DIMAP are centred around its

permanent staff with more details of research topics available on our web

page http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/.

DIMAP aims at recruiting qualified and highly motivated students for PhD

scholarships. Applicants should have a degree in Computer Science,

Mathematics, or Operational Research, with excellent grades and

references. Interest in interdisciplinary research is a bonus.

DIMAP offers students grants of various types, covering tuition and/or

stipends. Tuition covers expenses for teaching and supervision, and each

student is equipped with office space, a computer, and a small travel

budget to attend conferences. Available scholarships are for 3 years of

PhD study.

For any further questions related to PhD scholarships in DIMAP, DIMAP staff

members research interest, admission prerequisites, and how to apply,

see the web page at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/phd-ad/.

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From: Dominique Ballarin Dolfin <ballarin@math.ethz.ch>

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:01:21 -0500

**Subject: PhD Position at Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zurich**

The Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zuerich (http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/)

offers a full PhD position in the framework of a project on "Sparse Tensor

Approximation Methods for High-Dimensional Transport Problems" (see

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2008.02.025 for scientific background). The

PhD work will be jointly supervised by Prof. C. Schwab and Prof. R. Hiptmair.

The positions is temporary and limited to 3-4 years after a three month period

of probation. The holder will be regular ETH research staff and receive a gross

salary of roughly 66,000 Swiss Francs (about EUR 41.000, USD 55.000).

For required skills and details of the application procedure see

http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/news/jobs

Deadline March 31, 2009 (position may be filled on a first come first served

basis)

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From: Wilfried Gansterer <wilfried.gansterer@univie.ac.at>

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:30:03 -0500

**Subject: PhD student position in Scientific Computing at University of Vienna**

The Research Lab Computational Technologies and Applications at the Faculty of

Computer Science of the University of Vienna, Austria

(http://rlcta.univie.ac.at), invites applicants for a PhD position in

Scientific Computing. The position is funded by the project “Distributed

Computing and Information Processing” in the context of the National Research

Network SISE of the Austrian Science Foundation

(https://portal.ftw.at/projects/all/nfn-sise) and will involve

interdisciplinary interaction with our partners in the network.

We look for candidates with an undergraduate degree in computer science,

mathematics or a comparable qualification as well as a solid background in

numerical computation and in numerical algorithms. Strong interest in matrix

computations and their interaction with state-of-the-art processor

architectures (multi-core, FPGA, etc.) as well as excellent programming skills

are highly desirable.

The employment is expected to extend in total over a period of three to four

years. The position will be filled as soon as possible.

We invite applicants to send a copy of their CV, a separate short summary of

their research interests as well as the names and contact details of two

references by e-mail to Dr. Wilfried Gansterer (wilfried.gansterer at

univie.ac.at). Screening of applications will continue until the position is

filled.

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From: Max Gunzburger <mgunzburger@fsu.edu>

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:05:09 -0500

**Subject: Florida State University - graduate degree programs in computational science**

Florida State University

Graduate student assistantships available for

Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs in Computational Science

The Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University

offers innovative M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Computational

Science. Graduate teaching and research assistantships are available

for qualified, motivated students who are interested in receiving

cross-disciplinary training in computational science.

Many, if not most interdisciplinary degree programs, including those

in computational science, are jointly administered by several

departments. Florida State University has put the horse before the

cart: it created an independent, department, the Department of

Scientific Computing, that offers truly cross-disciplinary graduate

degree programs in computational science. All faculty, postdocs, and

students associated with the Department of Scientific Computing have

offices in the same building, leading to a supportive, synergetic,

environment in which the varied aspects of research and education in

computational science is not only supported, but is a way of life. For

more information about the Department of Scientific Computing and its

graduate degree programs, please go to http://www.sc.fsu.edu.

Over the last few decades, computations have joined theory and

experimentation to form the three pillars of scientific discovery and

technological design. Computational science can be viewed as residing

at the intersection of traditional disciplines such as mathematics,

computer science, statistics, engineering, and the sciences. Thus,

computational science draws from but is not a subset of any of these

disciplines. Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of computational

science, it is essential that a computational scientist be trained in

a setting that incorporates all the components that make up

computational science. The Department of Scientific Computing is

uniquely positioned to offer such training because it has a truly

cross-disciplinary faculty who were formerly associated with

chemistry, biology, computer science, engineering, geophysical

science, mathematics, physics, and statistics departments, with an

even broader spectrum of traditional disciplines to be represented in

the future.

Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Computational Science can

choose several areas of specialization. In addition to the major

track, which trains students interested in the mathematical and

computer science aspects of computational algorithms that can be

applied to a wide range of disciplines, we offer tracks in atmospheric

science, biochemistry, biological science, geological science,

materials science, and physics. Soon, we will add a track in

validation and verification. Students following these tracks gain

expertise in computational issues specifically related to the chosen

field. All students, however, will be involved in truly cross-

disciplinary training and research.

The Department of Scientific Computing maintains a large and diverse

computing infrastructure in support of research and education.

Available computing resources include supercomputers, a number of

clusters and computational servers, a laboratory for scientific

visualization, a bioinformatics server, and more. The Visualization

Laboratory provides high-powered visualization resources to the FSU

community for research, analysis of large data collections, and

education.

Florida State University is a national graduate research university

which has built a reputation as a strong center for research in the

sciences. It is located in Tallahassee, FL which is situated in the

Florida panhandle and is near some of the most beautiful, uncrowded

beaches in the United States as well as other scenic wonders.

Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2009. Assistantships are

available for qualified individuals. Minorities and women are

especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a baccalaureate

degree in a natural science, engineering, computer science,

mathematics, or statistics. Interested applicanta should go to

http://www.sc.fsu.edu/graduate-application

where detailed instructions about how to apply are given.

Requests for more information and questions about the graduate

programs or about the Department of Scientific Computing should be

addressed to Dr. Janet Peterson (graduate coordinator) at jpeterson@fsu.edu

or Max Gunzburger (chair) at gunzburg@fsu.edu.

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From: Lothar Reichel <reichel@math.kent.edu>

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:50:27 -0500

**Subject: Contents, ETNA, vol. 39, 2008**

Table of Contents, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA),

vol. 30, 2008.

ETNA is available at http://etna.math.kent.edu and at several mirror

sites. ETNA is in the extended Science Citation Index and the CompuMath

Citation Index.

i-x Table of contents and abstracts

1-9 Hualei Liu and Baojiang Zhong

Simpler Block GMRES for nonsymmetric systems with multiple

right-hand sides

10-25 K. Shimomukai and H. Kanda

Numerical study of normal pressure distribution in entrance pipe flow

25-53 Jens Keiner

Gegenbauer polynomials and semiseparable matrices

54-74 Ronny Ramlau

Regularization properties of Tikhonov regularization with sparsity

constraints

75-87 M. Hadizadeh Yazdi and Gh. Kazemi Gelian

Error estimate in the sinc collocation method for Volterra-Fredholm

integral equations based on DE transformation mixed case

88-106 Christer Glader

Minimal degree rational unimodular interpolation on the unit circle

107-127 Susanne C. Brenner, Luke Owens, and Li-Yeng Sung

A weakly over-penalized symmetric interior penalty method

128-143 Richard S. Varga, Amos J. Carpenter, and Bryan W. Lewis

The dynamical motion of the zeros of the partial sums of exp(z), and

its relationship to discrepancy theory

144-167 Raf Vandebril, Marc Van Barel, and Nicola Mastronardi

A parallel QR-factorization/solver of quasiseparable matrices

168-186 Hidesada Kanda

Calculation of minimum critical Reynolds number for laminar-turbulent

transition in pipe flows

187-202 Tatjana Stykel

Low-rank iterative methods for projected generalized Lyapunov

equations

203-223 Marco Schnurr

The automatic computation of second-order slope tuples for some

nonsmooth functions

224-236 Jose L. Lopez and Pedro J. Pagola

A simplification of the Laplace method for double integrals.

Application to the second Appell function

237-246 Nabongo Diabate and Theodore K. Boni

Asymptotic behavior for numerical solutions of a semilinear parabolic

equation with a nonlinear boundary condition

247-257 Firmin K. N'Gohisse and Theodore K. Boni

Numerical blow-up solutions for some semilinear heat equations

258-277 Vadim Lisitsa

Optimal discretization of PML for elasticity problems

278-290 E. Berriochoa, A. Cachafeiro, J. M. Garcia-Amor, and F. Marcellan

New quadrature rules for Bernstein measures on the interval [-1,1]

291-304 Roland Becker, Shipeng Mao, and Zhong-Ci Shi

A convergent adaptive finite element method with optimal complexity

305-322 G. Capobianco, D. Conte, I. Del Prete, and E. Russo

Stability analysis of fast numerical methods for Volterra integral

equations

323-345 Christian Mense and Reinhard Nabben

On algebraic multilevel methods for non-symmetric systems -

convergence results

346-358 Mohan K. Kadalbajoo and Devendra Kumar

Parameter-uniform fitted operator B-spline collocation method for

self-adjoint singularly perturbed two-point boundary value problems

359-376 M. Munteanu and L. F. Pavarino

An overlapping additive Schwarz-Richardson method for monotone

nonlinear parabolic problems

377-397 L. P. Bos and N. Levenberg

On the calculation of approximate Fekete points: the univariate case

398-405 Richard S. Varga, Ljiljana Cvetkovic, and Vladimir Kostic

Approximation of the minimal GerÅ¡gorin set of a square complex matrix

406-419 V. Pereyra and B. Kaelin

Fast wave propagation by model order reduction

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From: Liz Martin <liz.Martin@iop.org>

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 09:57:05 +0000

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 22, issue 2, February 2009**

NONLINEARITY

Volume 22, Issue 2, February 2009

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on

the web. This issue is available at: URL:

http://stacks.iop.org/0951-7715/22/i=2

Pages: 239--524

PAPERS

239

The formation of shocks and fundamental solution of a fourth-order

quasilinear Boussinesq-type equation

Victor~A~Galaktionov

259

The statistical stability of equilibrium states for interval maps

Jorge~Milhazes~Freitas and Mike~Todd

283

Branching patterns of wave trains in the FPU lattice

Shangjiang~Guo, Jeroen~S~W~Lamb and Bob~W~Rink

301

The natural extensions of $\beta$-transformations which generalize baker's

transformations

DoYong~Kwon

311

Pole dynamics of interacting solitons and blowup of complex-valued

solutions of KdV

Jerry~L~Bona and Fred~B~Weissler

351

Averaging of 2D Navier--Stokes equations with singularly oscillating

forces

V~V~Chepyzhov, V~Pata and M~I~Vishik

371

Return times in a process generated by a typical partition

Paulina~Grzegorek and Michal~Kupsa

381

Spacings and pair correlations for finite Bernoulli convolutions

Itai~Benjamini and Boris~Solomyak

395

The integrability problem for a class of planar systems

A~Algaba, E~Gamero and C~Garc\'{\i}a

421

Cycle equivalence of graph dynamical systems

Matthew~Macauley and Henning~S~Mortveit

437

M\"obius number systems with sofic subshifts

Petr~K{\accent'27u}rka

457

Robustness of Liesegang patterns

Arnd~Scheel

485

Localized radial solutions of the Swift--Hohenberg equation

David~Lloyd and Bj\"orn~Sandstede

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From: Chi-Wang Shu <shu@dam.brown.edu>

Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:09:43 -0500

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing**

Journal of Scientific Computing

http://www.springeronline.com/journal/10915

Volume 38, Number 3, March 2009

High Order Strong Stability Preserving Time Discretizations

Sigal Gottlieb, David I. Ketcheson and Chi-Wang Shu, pp.251-289.

A Priori Error Estimates for Optimal Control Problems Governed by

Transient Advection-Diffusion Equations

Hongfei Fu and Hongxing Rui, pp.290-315.

A Fast Direct Solver for a Class of Elliptic Partial Differential

Equations

Per-Gunnar Martinsson, pp.316-330.

On the Long-Time H 2-Stability of the Implicit Euler Scheme for

the 2D Magnetohydrodynamics Equations

Florentina Tone, pp.331-348.

A Semi-Lagrangian Method for a Fokker-Planck Equation Describing

Fiber Dynamics

Axel Klar, Philip Reutersward and Mohammed Seaid, pp.349-367,

A New Class of Highly Accurate Solvers for Ordinary Differential

Equations

Andreas Glaser and Vladimir Rokhlin, pp.368-399.

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From: Maya Neytcheva <Maya.Neytcheva@it.uu.se>

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:15:18 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications**

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Vol 16, issues 1 and 2, 2009

Connection and comparison between frequency shift time integration and

a spectral transformation preconditioner

Karl Meerbergen, Jean-Pierre Coyette (p 1-17)

A new smoothed aggregation multigrid method for anisotropic problems

Michael W. Gee, Jonathan J. Hu, Raymond S. Tuminaro (p 19-37)

Regularization and preconditioning of KKT systems arising in

nonnegative least-squares problems

Stefania Bellavia, Jacek Gondzio, Benedetta Morini (p 39-61)

Numerical methods for palindromic eigenvalue problems: Computing the

anti-triangular Schur form

D. Steven Mackey, Niloufer Mackey, Christian Mehl, Volker Mehrmann (p 63-86)

A note on spectrum distribution of constraint preconditioned

generalized saddle point matrices

Zhi-Hao Cao (p 87-107)

A smoothing Newton's method for the construction of damped vibrating

system from noisy test eigendata

Z.-J. Bai, W.-K. Ching (p 109-128)

A modified modulus method for symmetric positive-definite linear

complementarity problems

J.-L. Dong, M.-Q. Jiang (p 129-143)

Effective condition number of Trefftz methods for biharmonic equations

with crack singularities

Z.-C. Li, T.-T. Lu, Y. Wei (p 145-171)

Journal home page: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/5957/home

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