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From: Paul E Saylor <saylor@cs.uiuc.edu>

Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 21:50:50 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: On David Young**

Professor David M. Young, Jr. died Dec. 21, 2008, at the age of 85.

Another printed obituary for David Young is expected to appear this month

(April, 09).

When someone prominent passes on, many observers view the loss at a

distance. Unfortunately personal qualities of charm, humor, and likes and

dislikes damp out quickly as distance increases. A small attempt to deal

with this phenomenon in the case of David Young, by sketching a few of his

many personal charms, appears in

http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/homes/saylor/skit.pdf

As the name of the file suggests, the document is a skit. It might be

considered to be a supplement to an obituary but otherwise a skit does not

lend itself to the obituary form, one reason why it appears as a separate

piece. (Thanks to Elena Caraba for assistance with a malfunctioning display

mechanism.)

Paul Saylor

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From: Sandy Landsberg <landsberg@ascr.doe.gov>

Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:48:46 -0500

**Subject: New DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Funding Opportunity**

The Applied Mathematics Research program within the DOE Office of Science

Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research is pleased to announce the

following funding opportunity:

Mathematics for Analysis of Petascale Data

The funding opportunity announcement is available at:

http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN09-10.html

DOE national laboratories please see:

http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/LAB09_10.html

Please note that a Letter of Intent is required and must be received by

April 15, 2009.

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From: Fatih Celiker <celiker@math.wayne.edu>

Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 21:55:45 -0500

**Subject: Midwest Numerical Analysis Day and SIAM Great Lakes Conf, Apr 2009**

The 2009 Midwest Numerical Analysis Day in conjunction with the SIAM

Great Lakes Numerical PDE's 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 at 6:30 on 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.

If you intent to participate the conference please 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.

Plenary speakers:

* Gang Bao, Michigan State University

* John Boyd, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

* Bernardo Cockburn, University of Minnesota

* Robert Krasny, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

* Jie Shen, Purdue University

* Yin, George, Wayne State University

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From: Hans De Sterck <hdesterck@uwaterloo.ca>

Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 12:24:54 -0500

**Subject: Symposium on GPU and Cell Computing, Waterloo, Canada, May 2009**

Second SHARCNET Symposium on GPU and Cell Computing

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

May 20th, 2009

This one-day symposium will explore the use of GPUs and Cell processors

for accelerating scientific and high performance computing. The symposium

program includes invited keynote presentations on large-scale fluid dynamics

simulations using the Roadrunner supercomputer and acceleration of biomolecular

modeling applications with GPU computing, as well as vendor research

presentations from IBM, NVIDIA and RapidMind. Researchers working with these

architectures are invited to contribute presentations and posters.

For further information and to register please visit

http://www.sharcnet.ca/events/ssgc2009 .

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From: Robert Crockett <rkcrockett@lbl.gov>

Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 09:28:24 -0700

**Subject: Bay Area Scientific Computing Day, May 2009**

The Tenth Bay Area Scientific Computing Day (BASCD) will be held on

Saturday May 9, 2009.

The Tenth Bay Area Scientific Computing Day will be sponsored by the

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), which organized the first

BASCD in 2000. LBNL will host the event on site on May 9, 2009. The

website for event information is http://crd.lbl.gov/SCG/BASCD2009/.

If you plan to attend, you need to visit the website and fill out a

short registration form. *Registration is required in order to visit LBNL*.

There will also be a poster session. Please see the instructions in the

"Program Agenda" section of the website if you would like to contribute

a poster presentation. The deadline for poster submissions is April 17.

Please note that there are a limited number of poster slots available.

The Bay Area Scientific Computing Day is an annual informal gathering to

encourage the interaction and collaboration of researchers in the fields

of scientific computing and computational science/engineering from the

San Francisco Bay Area. This event provides a great venue for junior

researchers to present their work to the local community, and for the

Bay Area scientific and computational science/engineering communities at

large to interchange views on today's multidisciplinary computational

challenges and state-of-the-art developments.

All BASCD talks will be given on May 9. The current list of speakers is:

* Jim Bremer (UC Davis)

* Anwei Chai (Stanford University)

* Mark Hoemmen (UC Berkeley)

* Nicole Lemaster (Sandia Lab)

* Kamesh Madduri (LBNL)

* Chris Rycroft (LBNL)

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From: Iain Duff <iain.duff@stfc.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:49:57 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, Jun 2009**

Sparse Days at CERFACS. June 18-19, 2009.

Registration deadline: 30 May, 2009.

Web site: http://www.cerfacs.fr/algor/SparseDays2009/index.html

As has become our normal custom, the Parallel Algorithms Team at CERFACS

will be holding its annual Sparse Days meeting in June.

The main theme for the 2009 "Sparse days at CERFACS" will be

"hybrid solvers" but please don't regard this as too strong a constraint

if you wish to speak or attend. The meeting will start morning on

Thursday June 18th and finish late-afternoon on Friday 19th although

the exact schedule will depend on the papers accepted for presentation.

As usual there will be no registration fee, although you must register

beforehand with Brigitte Yzel (Brigitte.Yzel@cerfacs.fr). You should

also let know Brigitte if you want to stay in the very cheap (but very

adequate) on-site accommodation. There will be a conference dinner on

Thursday evening, the cost of which will be announced later.

People wanting to speak should email Xavier Vasseur

(Xavier.Vasseur@cerfacs.fr) with a title and abstract (up to one page in

LaTeX or plain text. Normally talks would be for thirty minutes (including

questions) but this could be negotiable (either way). We do not want to

have parallel sessions so we will not necessarily be able to accept all

submissions. A poster session will be available. Please let us know if

you would prefer this mode of presentation.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (one page in plain text or LaTeX),

for registering, and for requesting cheap accommodation is May 30th.

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From: "Khalik G.Guseinov" <kguseynov@anadolu.edu.tr>

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:44:57 -0500

**Subject: Actual Problems of Stability and Control Tehory, Russia, Sep 2009**

International Conference "Actual Problems of Stability and Control Theory"

(APSCT'2009)

Dedicated to the to the Ural Scientific School on stability and control

theory.

Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Ural Branch of the Russian

Academy of Sciences, Ural State University

Ekaterinburg, Russia, September 21-26, 2009

Web adress: http://apsct.imm.uran.ru/eng/index.htm

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From: Jean Roche <Jean-Rodolphe.Roche@iecn.u-nancy.fr>

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:45:14 +0200

**Subject: Workshop on PDEs and Applications, France, Oct 2009**

Partial Differential Equations and Applications

International Workshop for the 60th birthday of Michel Pierre

Club Med Vittel, France - October 22-24, 2009

Aims and Scope

The scope of this meeting is to gather international scientists to

discuss recent advances in the fields studied by Michel Pierre,

Professor at ENS Cachan – Antenne de Bretagne.

His contributions are very important in non-linear analysis and

applications to partial differential equations. More precisely, he is

interrested in one of the following topics : non-linear semi-groups,

non-linear parabolic and elliptic partial differential equations with L1

or measure data, global existence for reaction-diffusion systems, shape

optimization problem, in particular regularity of optimal shapes,

control of PDE.

The talks of the meeting will be given by the following invited lectures :

Wolfgang Arendt (Universität Ulm, Allemagne), Pascal Auscher (Université

de Paris 11, France), Giuseppe Buttazzo (Universitŕ di Pisa, Italie),

Michael Crandall (University of California, USA), Michel Crouzeix

(Université de Rennes 1, France), Arnaud Debussche (ENS Cachan, France),

Emmanuele DiBenedetto (Vanderbilt University, USA), William Fitzgibbon

(University of Houston, USA), Thierry Gallouët (Université de Provence,

France), Ronald Gariepy (University of Kentucky, USA), Michel Langlais

(Université de Bordeaux 2, France), Alain Haraux (Université Pierre et

Marie Curie, Paris, France), Peter Laurence (Universita di Roma,

Italie), Robert Martin (North Carolina State University, USA), Wolfgang

Ruess (Universität Essen, Allemagne), Juan Luis Vázquez (Université de

Madrid, Espagne).

Early-Registration Deadline: May 31, 2009

Registration, hotel informaton and the preliminary program for this

conference are available at: http://edpa2009.iecn.u-nancy.fr

For additional information, contact the INRIA Conference Department at

Colloques@loria.fr

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From: Beatrice Meini <meini@dm.unipi.it>

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:45:15 -0500

**Subject: Tools for Solving Structured Markov Chains, Pisa (Italy), Oct 2009**

TOOLS FOR SOLVING STRUCTURED MARKOV CHAINS

(SMCTOOLS - www.smctools.org)

Pisa, Italy / October 19, 2009

WORKSHOP Co-Chairs:

Andras Horvath, University of Turin, Italy

Beatrice Meini, University of Pisa, Italy

This workshop solicits papers on software tools for solving structured

Markov chains (MCs), topics include (but are not restricted to):

- Infinite (countable/continuous) and finite (large) MCs

- Continuous and discrete time MCs

- Skip-free (QBD, M/G/1, GI/M/1 type) and non-skip-free MCs

- Level dependent and independent MCs

- Tree-structured and tree-like MCs

- Fluid flows queues

- MCs with a regenerative structure

- MCs with tensor structure

- Nearly Completely Decomposable MCs

- Queuing systems with an underlying structured MC

All accepted papers will be made available in the ACM Digital Library.

Also papers in the form of extended abstract, or work in progress are welcome.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Papers submission deadline: May 31, 2009

Conference Date: October 19, 2009

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From: poujade olivier <poujade@cmla.ens-cachan.fr>

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 01:49:00 -0500

**Subject: Postdoc at CMLA (ENS de Cachan, France)**

Topic: Detection of transport structures at large scales in turbulent

mixing flows produced from Rayleight-Taylor instabilities

For more information, see:

http://www.cmla.ens-cachan.fr/fileadmin/Groupes/PostDoc/sujets_eng.shtml

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From: Alison Conway <aconway@fields.utoronto.ca>

Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 14:04:19 -0500

**Subject: Fields-CMM Postdoctoral Positions**

FIELDS-CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICAL MEDICINE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The Centre of Mathematical Medicine (CMM) hosted at the Fields Institute,

Toronto, invites applications for candidates for a number of CMM-Fields

postdoctoral fellowships to commence July 1, 2009 or a negotiable date

thereafter. http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/CMM/

We are looking for individuals who would strengthen current interdisciplinary

activity at the Centre. While positions are open to all areas of mathematical

medicine and biology, preference will be given to those individuals with

research interests in the current principal areas of CMM focus: mathematical

oncology, computational neuroscience, and biomechanics of soft tissues or

bioinformatics. In particular, we are looking for individuals interested in

collaborative interaction with clinicians and experimentalists.

The fellowships provide for a period of engagement in research and

participation in the activities of the Centre. They may be offered in

conjunction with partner universities. List on the cover sheet of the

application if there are any faculty members at universities affiliated with

the Fields Institute who you believe are appropriate.

To guarantee consideration postdoctoral applications should be received by

June 1, 2009. (NOTE late applications will be accepted until the positions

are filled).

Applicants must apply through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/Fields/1632

Eligibility: Qualified candidates who will have a recent PhD in any of

these areas, or a related area of the mathematical sciences are encouraged

to apply.

The Fields Institute is strongly committed to diversity within its community

and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members,

women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual

minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification

of ideas.

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From: Wei Cai <wcai@uncc.edu>

Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 13:27:48 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at the UNC Charlotte **

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Application is sought for a postdoctoral

position with experience in scientific computation

in the area of electromagnetics and optics.

Please e-mail application to wcai@uncc.edu.

Or send the application to Prof. Wei Cai,

Department of Mathematics, University of

North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.

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From: Mikhail Shashkov <shashkov@lanl.gov>

Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:42:20 -0600

**Subject: Postdoc in Computational Continuum Mechanics at LANL**

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL CONTINUUM MECHANICS:

The Numerical Analysis Team in Applied Mathematics and Plasma

Physics Group (T-5) at Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks

outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research opportunity

in computational fluid dynamics and in particular in the

development of innovative algorithms for multi-material

high-speed flows. The Numerical Analysis Team conducts

research on discretization methods for partial differential

equation, linear and non-linear solvers, meshing, computational

fluid dynamics (Lagrangian, Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian,

Eulerian and free-Lagrangian methods), computational

magneto-hydrodynamics (high-order and adaptive mesh methods)

and many other areas of computational science. Our customers

include the National Nuclear Security Administration's Advances

Simulation & Computing Program, several Department of Energy

Office of Science Programs, and private industry.

Collaborations with academia are encouraged.

We are looking for outstanding candidates to work on the development

of reconnection-based arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method

for multimaterial high-speed flows.

More information:

http://www.hr.lanl.gov/JobListing/SingleJobAd.aspx?JobNumber=216995

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From: jfocm@orie.cornell.edu

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:45:03 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Volume 9, Number 2**

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

http://www.springerlink.com/content/106038/

Volume 9, Number 2, April 2009

"Exotic Quantifiers, Complexity Classes, and Complete Problems"

Peter Bürgisser, Felipe Cucker

pp. 135 - 170

"Complexity of Bezout’s Theorem VI: Geodesics in the

Condition (Number) Metric"

Michael Shub

pp. 171 - 178

"Complexity of Bezout’s Theorem VII: Distance Estimates in the

Condition Metric"

Carlos Beltrán, Michael Shub

pp. 179 - 195

"Hamilton–Pontryagin Integrators on Lie Groups Part I: Introduction and

Structure-Preserving Properties"

Nawaf Bou-Rabee, Jerrold E. Marsden

pp. 197 - 219

"Continuous and Discrete Clebsch Variational Principles"

C. J. Cotter, D. D. Holm

pp. 221 - 242

"Analysis of Support Vector Machines Regression"

Hongzhi Tong, Di-Rong Chen, Lizhong Peng

pp. 243 - 257

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From: Claude Brezinski <claude.brezinski@univ-lille1.fr>

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 09:34:50 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, vol. 50, no. 2-4**

NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS, vol. 50, no. 2

A. Dax

A hybrid algorithm for solving linear inequalities in a least squares sense

pp. 97-114

G. Pittaluga, L. Sacripante

An algorithm for solving Fredholm integro-differential equations

pp. 115-126

J.M. Carnicer, C. Godes

Classification of sets satisfying the geometric characterization

pp. 145-154

C. Kravvaritis, M. Mitrouli

Compound matrices: properties, numerical issues and analytical computations

pp. 155-177

F. Fauvet, F. Richard-Jung, J. Thomann

Automatic computation of Stokes matrices

pp. 179-213

A. Karageorghis

Efficient MFS algorithms in regular polygonal domains

pp. 215-240

NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS, vol. 50, no. 3

I. Neitzel, U. Pruefert, T. Slawig

Strategies for time-dependent PDE control with inequality constraints

and integrated modeling and simulation environment

pp. 241-269

Wang Haijun

New third-order method for solving systems of nonlinear equations

pp. 271-282

T. Linss

Analysis of a FEM for a coupled system of singularly perturbed

reaction-diffusion equations

pp. 283-291

W. Gautschi

New conjectures inequalities for zeros of Jacobi polynomials

pp. 293-296

O. Axelsson, J. Karatson

Equivalent operator preconditioning for elliptic problems

pp. 297-380

NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS

Volume 50, Issue 4

Table of contents

K. Minho, J. Peters

Fast and stable evaluation of box-splines via rhe BB-form

pp. 381-399

M. Smietanski

Convergence of a generalized Newton and inexact Newton algorithms for

solving nonlinear equations with nondifferentiable terms

pp. 401-415

M. Dehghan, F. Shakeri

Method of lines solutions of the parabolic inverse problem with an

overspecification at a point

pp. 417-437

M. Mboup, C. Join, M. Fliess

Numerical differentiation with annihilators in noisy environment

pp. 439-467

M. Ganesh, S.C. Hawkins

A high-order algorithm for multiple electromagnetic scattering in three

dimensions

pp. 469-510

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From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 16:13:45 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, J. of Complexity 25(2), April 2009**

Journal of Complexity

Volume 25, Number 2, April 2009

Optimal learning of bandlimited functions from localized sampling

Charles A. Micchelli, Yuesheng Xu, Haizhang Zhang

Finding optimal volume subintervals with k points and calculating the star

discrepancy are NP-hard problems

Michael Gnewuch, Anand Srivastav, Carola Winzen

Smale's point estimate theory for Newton's method on Lie groups

Chong Li, Jin-Hua Wang, Jean-Pierre Dedieu

Energies, group-invariant kernels and numerical integration on compact

manifolds

S.B. Damelin, J. Levesley, D.L. Ragozin, X. Sun

High resolution quantization and entropy coding of jump processes

Frank Aurzada, Steffen Dereich, Michael Scheutzow, Christian Vormoor

Learning from uniformly ergodic Markov chains

Bin Zou, Hai Zhang, Zongben Xu

Elastic-net regularization in learning theory

Christine De Mol, Ernesto De Vito, Lorenzo Rosasco

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From: "Gladwell, Ian" <igladwel@mail.smu.edu>

Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 13:32:17 -0500

**Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 36(2): March 2009**

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS) Volume 36, Issue 2 (March 2009)

For more information, including abstracts and access to full text,

see the ACM Digital Library at

http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm

Table of Contents

A software framework for abstract expression of coordinate-free linear

algebra and optimization algorithms

Anthony D. Padula, Shannon D. Scott, William W. Symes

Article No. 8 (36 pages)

An out-of-core sparse Cholesky solver

John K. Reid, Jennifer A. Scott

Article No. 9 (33 pages)

KSSOLV—a MATLAB toolbox for solving the Kohn-Sham equations

Chao Yang, Juan C. Meza, Byounghak Lee, Lin-Wang Wang

Article No. 10 (35 pages)

Distributed SBP Cholesky factorization algorithms with near-optimal scheduling

Fred G. Gustavson, Lars Karlsson, Bo Kĺgström

Article No. 11 (25 pages)

Algorithm 894: On a block Schur--Parlett algorithm for ϕ-functions

based on the sep-inverse estimate

Souji Koikari

Article No. 12 (20 pages)

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From: Kate Watt <Kate.Watt@iop.org>

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:26:33 -0500

**Subject: Nonlinearity’s Open Problems articles – free to read **

To celebrate Nonlinearity’s 20th anniversary, a series of Open Problems

articles was published in issues throughout 2008. These short,

commissioned articles present personal selections of interesting and/or

important problems and challenges, large and small, from leaders in the

field. We took great pleasure in inviting these articles and our hope is

that they will contribute to setting the agenda for future research.

You can read these articles for free online until the end of 2009 at

http://herald.iop.org/NONOPcom/m36/avh/link/2390

Additionally, you can buy your personal copy of the Reprint Collection

containing all 30 Open Problems for just GBP Ł15/USD $28.50 per copy

(including postage and packaging) via the online order form.

Go to http://herald.iop.org/NONOPorder/m36/avh/link/2391

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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:36:22 -0400

**Subject: "To a Mouse" translation (part 2 of 8)**

Here is the 2nd installment of the matrix translation

of Burns' "To a Mouse".

Robert Burns' original (2nd stanza):

I'm truly sorry man's dominion

Has broken nature's social union,

An' justifies that ill opinion,

Which makes thee startle

At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,

An' fellow mortal!

(Modern English translation: not needed).

Matrix translation, where C=compan(poly(A)):

I'm truly sorry math's inversion

Has broke thine eigen's ill condition

An' justifies Nick's ill opinion,

Which makes his eyes fix

At C, thy poor low-rank companion,

An' fellow matrix!

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