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From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 18:48:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Heinrich and Milla Win Journal of Complexity 2008 Best Paper Award

The Award Committee - Ronald Cools, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
and Mario Milanese, Politecnico di Torino, Italy -
decided to give the 2008 Journal of Complexity Best Paper Award to
Stefan Heinrich and Bernhard Milla for their paper "The randomized
complexity of initial value problems", which appeared in April, 2008, Vol.
24, pp 77-88.

The $3000 prize will be divided between the two authors. Each author will
also receive a plaque. The Award will be presented at the
Seminar on Algorithms and Complexity for Continuous Problems
at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in September 2009.


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 08:30:45 -0400
Subject: New book, The Basics of Practical Optimization

Announcing the June 10, 2009, publication by SIAM of:

The Basics of Practical Optimization, by Adam Levy

2009/xviii + 149 pages/Softcover/ISBN 978-0-898716-79-5/
List Price: $67.00/SIAM Member Price: $46.90/Order Code OT114

This textbook provides undergraduate students with an introduction to
optimization and its uses for relevant and realistic problems. The only
prerequisite for readers is a basic understanding of multivariable calculus
because additional material, such as explanations of matrix tools, are
provided in a series of Asides both throughout the text at relevant points
and in a handy appendix.

The Basics of Practical Optimization presents step-by-step solutions for
five prototypical examples that fit the general optimization model, along
with instruction on using numerical methods to solve models and making
informed use of the results. It also includes information on how to optimize
while adjusting the method to accommodate various practical concerns; three
fundamentally different approaches to optimizing functions under
constraints; and ways to handle the special case when the variables are

Adam Levy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin
College. He was recognized in 1997 with the college’s Sydney B. Korofsky
prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching and has published over two
dozen journal articles on optimization.

To order, or for more information, please visit


From: EMMDS Organizers <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:56:41 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Challenges in Modern Massive Data Sets (EMMDS 09), Denmark, Jul 2009

We welcome participation in the 2009 European Workshop on Challenges in Modern
Massive Data Sets (EMMDS 2009). Please visit for more
information. This is a European version of the 2006 and 2008 MMDS workshops at
Stanford University (

Please send a title and abstract to for posters.

Event: EMMDS 2009: European Workshop on Challenges in Modern Massive Data Sets
Dates: July 1-4, 2009
Location: Technical University of Denmark

Synopsis: The 2009 European Workshop on Challenges in Modern Massive Data Sets
(EMMDS 2009) will address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical
challenges in modern large-scale data analysis.

Organizers: Morten Morup (TU Denmark), Lek-Heng Lim (Berkeley), Michael
Mahoney (Stanford), Lars Kai Hansen (TU Denmark), Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford)

Speakers: John Ashburner (UCL), Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Barcelona), Rasmus
Bro (Copenhagen), Joachim Buhmann (ETH), Joaquin Quinonero Candela (Microsoft
Cambridge), Pedro Cano (BMAT), Edward Chang (Google Beijing), Andrzej Cichocki
(RIKEN), Pierre Comon (Nice), Nello Cristianini (Bristol), Lieven De Lathauwer
(KU Leuven), Lars Elden (Linkoping), Charles Elkan (UCSD), Jerome Friedman
(Stanford), Mark Herbster (UCL) Thomas Hofmann (Google Zürich), Samuel Kaski
(Helsinki UT), Risi Kondor (UCL/Caltech), Steffen Lauritzen (Oxford), Neil
Lawrence (Manchester), Sune Lehmann (Northeastern/Harvard), Scott Makeig
(UCSD), Klaus Mosegaard (Copenhagen), Tomaso Poggio (MIT), Mikkel Schmidt
(Cambridge), Bernhard Scholkopf (MPI), Yee Whye Teh (UCL), Ole Winther (TU


From: Cal Ribbens <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 15:17:25 -0400
Subject: Workshop on Parallel Programming on Accelerator Clusters, New Orleans, Aug 2009

Call for Papers

Workshop on Parallel Programming on Accelerator Clusters (PPAC)

Held in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2009

August 31, 2009, New Orleans, LA

Submission deadline: June 22, 2009

Full info:


From: Marie-Laurence Mazure <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 13:28:59 +0200
Subject: Conference on Curves and Surfaces, France, Jun 2010

The seventh International Conference on Curves and Surfaces will be
held in Avignon, France, June 24 - 30, 2010
email: Marie-Laurence.

OVERALL THEME: ”Representation and Approximation of Curves and
Surfaces and Applications”, with subtopics:
Computer-aided geometric design - Computer graphics and visualisation
- Computational Geometry and Topology - Geometry processing - Image
and signal processing - Interpolation and smoothing - Mesh generation,
finite elements and splines - Scattered data processing and learning
theory - Sparse and high-dimensional approximation - Subdivision,
wavelets and multi-resolution methods.

Annalisa Buffa (Pavia, Italy) - Ron DeVore (Columbia, USA) - Herbert
Edelsbrunner (Durham, UK) - Michael Elad (Haifa, Israel) - Charlie
Fefferman (Princeton, USA) - Bert Juttler (Linz, Austria) - Simon
Masnou (Paris, France) - Niloy Mitra (New Delhi, India) - Partha
Niyogi (Chicago, USA) - Hans-Peter Seidel (Saarbrucken, Germany)

Pierre Alliez (INRIA Sophia, France) - Frederic Chazal (INRIA Saclay,
Fance) - Shai Dekel (GE Healthcare, Israel) - Mathieu Desbrun
(Caltech, Pasadena, USA) - Kai Hormann (Clausthal TU, Germany) - Gitta
Kutyniok (Osnabrueck, Germany) - Johannes Wallner (TU Graz, Austria) -
Holger Wendland (Brighton, UK)

Abstract Submission: ... January 15, 2010
Online Registration: ... April 1st, 2010


From: Robert Schaback <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 09:43:40 -0400
Subject: Full Professorship in Applied Mathematics at University of Goettingen

The Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics
at the University of Goettingen invites applications for a

Tenured Full Professorship in Applied Mathematics
(succession of R. Kress)

to be filled starting April 1st, 2010.

The research area of applicants should
have connections to Partial Differential Equations
and should complement the research activities of the
other professorships at the institute.
In particular, a substantial cooperation
is expected with the Graduate School
„Identification in Mathematical Models“
and/or the Collaborative Research Center
„Nanoscale Photonic Imaging“. Teaching duties lie
within the Bachelor/Master and doctorate programs
of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Additional information is available under



From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:00:48 +0100
Subject: Lecturer position in Computational Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Lecturer in Computational Mathematics
Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Applications are invited for a permanent (tenured) lectureship in
computational mathematics. You will normally hold a PhD in mathematics
or a related subject and will have an excellent research track record
(including multiple publications) in an area of numerical analysis or
scientific computing. You will have well formulated research plans for
the development or analysis of new algorithms for high performance
computing in line with the aims of the new £8M Centre for Numerical
Algorithms and Intelligent Software (NAIS) ( You will
also be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and
postgraduate levels. For established academics who have already
demonstrated sustained excellence in research leadership, we may
consider appointment at a higher level.

NAIS is a joint project of Heriot-Watt University, the University of
Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde.

The post is available at a mutually agreed date on or after 1st December

Closing date: 20 July 2009

Please see for forms and
further particulars. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Dugald
Duncan (


From: Doron Levy <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:36:11 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position in BioMedical Math at University of Maryland

The Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at
the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for one or more
post-doctoral Research Associate positions, starting September 1, 2009. The
primary goal of the Center is to foster research activity that highlights
scientific computation as a complementary avenue to theory and experiment.
More about CSCAMM can be found at

Successful applicants are expected to have a strong component of their
research devoted to developing and studying mathematical models for biomedical
problems. The various projects involve opportunities to collaborate with
experimentalists and with medical doctors on contemporary problems in cancer,
immunology, and cell motility. The preferred candidates should be highly
motivated and independent. He/she should hold a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
(or in a related discipline) and have experience in developing, analyzing, and
simulating mathematical models for biomedical problems. The positions will be
supervised by Prof. Doron Levy.

Appointments are for two years subject to an annual performance review. The
incumbent is expected to be actively involved with the educational and
research activities at CSCAMM and at the department of Mathematics. Annual
salary is $50,000 with an additional $2,000/yr for support of the incumbent’s
research. Qualified applicants must file their application electronically at
the CSCAMM website: , including their
curriculum vitae and a research statement. Applicants should also arrange for
three letters of recommendation to be mailed or e-mailed to:

BioMed Post-Doc
4146 CSIC (Building #406)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3289

Full consideration will be given to applications received before June 30, 2009.


From: Anne Cathrine Elster <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 03:50:16 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Postdoc position in GPU Environments at NTNU, Norway

Post Doc at Department of Computer and Information Science within
Computational GPU Environments (High Performance Computing)

One Post Doc position is offered at the Department of Computer and
Information Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
in Tromdheim, Norway. The position is for 2 years.

This position focuses on addressing some of the computer science related
issues relating to developing a programming environment for harnessing the
computational power of modern GPUs (Graphical Processing Units) and
multicore CPU systems. In particular, we believe the integration of
parallel programming tools with graphics and visualization techniques, has
enormous potential for exciting research.

A PhD in Computer Science and Engineering is required. It is desirable
that the candidate has experience with MPI, OpenMP, pthreads and CUDA /
OpenCL as well as familiarity with OpenGL. Knowledge of computational
methods related to petroleum engineering and/or medicine is also of

Contact: Dr. Anne C. Elster,
telephone: +1 512 340-0328 (until June 18, 2009),

The appointment is at code 1352, salary level 57-76 in the national salary
scheme, gross NOK 435 500-625 900 (ca. USD 67 000-96 000) per annum,
of which 2% is deducted for the State Pension scheme. Starting salary
expected to be at level 57. The salary might be adjusted, after
negotiation with the employer, to reflect applicant's experience.

The successful applicant must agree to the conditions laid down for public
employees. Residence is required.

The position is available on an equal opportunities basis, and both
Norwegian, EU and non-EU applications are welcome. NTNU is strongly
committed to diversity within its community and encourages applications
from women and members of ethnic minorities.

The application must contain: information about education, examinations,
previous experience. Certified copies of certificates and documents must
be attached. Three copies of publications and any other work which the
applicant wishes to be taken into account should also be enclosed. Joint
works will be considered. If it is difficult to specify the input of the
applicant in a joint work, a short summary should be attached outlining
the applicant's input. Please list the submitted publications in the

Applications are to be sent to the Norwegian University of Science and
Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical
Engineering (IME), NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway or by e-mail to Applications sent in as soon as possible,
and no later (by e-mail) than June 18. Please put "IME-026-2009"
in the subject line.


From: Max Gunzburger <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 20:51:30 -0400
Subject: Postdoc positions at Colorado State, Florida State, and Penn State Universities

Three postoc positions Colorado State, Florida State, and Penn State

Three postdoc positions starting August 15, 2009 and lasting at least
1.5 years are available, one each at Colorado State, Florida State,
and Penn State, for a collaborative effort in regional ocean modeling
led by Qiang Du (Penn State University), Don Estep (Colorado State
University), and Max Gunzburger (Florida State University). In
addition, candidates hired for these positions will closely
collaborate with Todd Ringler at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Potential projects include developing algorithms for modeling
interactions between parameterized and fully-resolved dynamic and
tracer models; verifiable, goal-oriented regional mesh refinement
strategies; time-stepping schemes for variable resolution spatial
discretizations; and frequency-dependent eddy viscosity models.

A background in areas related to these types of activities is
desirable as is some knowledge of the applications problems to be
considered. Those interested in applying for any of the three
positions should send, via email, their CV and have two or three
letters of reference sent, also via email, to Only
materials submitted in this electronic manner will be considered.
Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

CSU, FSU, and PSU are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from
minority and female candidates are especially encouraged.


From: "F.Aliev" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 03:28:19 -0400
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics

Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.8, No.1, 2009
(ISSN 1683-3511,

Ruth Misener and Christodoulos A. Floudas
Advances for the Pooling Problem: Modeling, Global Optimization, and
Computational Studies (Survey)
Pages: 3-22

Panos M. Pardalos, O. Erhun Kundakcioglu
Classification via Mathematical Programming (Survey)
Pages: 23-35

A.Abbasov, A.Hajiyev, G. Afandiyev
Statistical Approach for an Optimal Placement of the Letters of Different
Alphabets on a Computer Keyboard
Pages: 36-41

Alexander S. Apostolyuk, Vladimir B. Larin
On Linear Stationary System Identification at Regular and Irregular
Pages: 42-53

R. Gabasov, F.M. Kirillova, E.I. Poyasok
Robust Optimal Control on Imperfect Measurements of Dynamic Systems States
Pages: 54-69

X. Yuan, E. Caraballo, J. Little, M. Debiasi, A. Serrani, H. Özbay, J.H.
Myatt, and M. Samimy
Feedback Control Design For Subsonic Cavity Flows
Pages: 70-91

J.L. Yearwood, A.M. Bagirov, A.V. Kelarev
Optimization Methods and the k-Committees Algorithm for Clustering of
Sequence Data
Pages: 92-101

Eugen Grycko and Werner Kirsch
On a statistical interrelation between boiling point and elastic modulus
Pages: 102-106

Taku Ohwada
Cole-Hopf Transformation as Numerical Tool for the Burgers Equation
Pages: 107-113

D. Petrova, A. Cheremensky
Linear Control Systems : Feedback and Separation Principles
Pages: 114-129

Lectures in Higher Mathematics for Economists - Ali M. Abbasov and
Mahammad A. Nurmamedov
Reviewed by Tamer Baºar
Pages: 130

70th Birthday of prof. Otto Moeschlin
Pages: 131


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:49:15 +0100
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 22, issue 7, July 2009


Volume 22, Issue 7, July 2009

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on the
web. This issue is available at: URL:

Pages: R77--99, 1499--1760

Progress in normal form theory
Laurent Stolovitch

Bifurcations of periodic and chaotic attractors in pinball billiards with
focusing boundaries
Aubin Arroyo, Roberto Markarian and David P Sanders

Asymptotics for a special solution of the thirty fourth Painlev\'e equation
A R Its, A B J Kuijlaars and J \"Ostensson

Blowup of solutions to a diffusive aggregation model
Piotr Biler, Grzegorz Karch and Philippe Lauren{\c{c}}ot

Li--Yorke sensitive minimal maps II
Michaela \v Ciklov\'a-Ml\' \i chov\'a

Sharp bounds for periodic solutions of Lipschitzian differential equations
A A Zevin

Mathematical issues in the modelling of supersolids
A Aftalion, X Blanc and R L Jerrard

Existence and stability of steady-state solutions with finite energy for
the Navier--Stokes equation in the whole space
Clayton Bjorland and Maria E Schonbek

Existence theorems for the 2D quasi-geostrophic equation with plane wave
initial conditions
Dong Li

Stability and intersection properties of solutions to the nonlinear
biharmonic equation
Paschalis Karageorgis

Solenoidal endomorphisms minimize topological entropy
Alex Clark and Robbert Fokkink

Non-ergodicity of Nos\'e--Hoover dynamics
Fr\'ed\'eric Legoll, Mitchell Luskin and Richard Moeckel

Five types of blow-up in a semilinear fourth-order reaction--diffusion
equation: an analytic--numerical approach
V A Galaktionov

A family of pseudo-Anosov maps
Mark F Demers and Maciej P Wojtkowski

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