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- Sandia National Labs
- tgkolda@sandia.gov

- Jim Cody: Pioneer in mathematical software libraries
- Jim Cody
- Texts for MATLAB in CS1?
- New books, Princeton University press
- New book, Matrix Polynomials
- New book, "Solving Linear System" by Zbigniew Woznicki
- New book, Parallel MATLAB for Multicore and Multinode Computers
- New book, Essays on the Complexity of Continuous Problems
- Intl Conf Domain Decomposition Methods, China, Aug 2009
- One Day Workshop on Matrix Equations, Germany, Oct 2009
- Reliable Engineering Computing REC2010, Singapore , Mar 2010
- Mathematical Systems Theory (for students), Germany, Mar 2010
- BIT 50 –Trends in Numerical Computing, Sweden, Jun 2010
- Call for papers, Int. J. of Rob & Nonlin. Control on hybrid systems
- Mathematics professor in scientific computing or optimization
- Postdoc position in dynamic FEM at UC Berkeley
- Postdoctoral positions at Sandia National Labs
- PhD position in optimal control, RICAM, Linz, Austria
- Research Assistant Position in Freiburg
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From: "Jorge More'" <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:55:02 -0400

**Subject: Jim Cody: Pioneer in mathematical software libraries**

Jim Cody passed away on Wednesday, June 24, in the morning.

Jim was a distinguished member of the Mathematics and Computer Science

(MCS) division at Argonne and a pioneer in the development of mathematical

software libraries. He was a member of the NATS (National Activity to

Test Software) project of the early 1970s, that produced EISPACK as

well as Jim's elementary functions package FUNPACK.

Jim also played an important role in the working group that produced

the most widely-used standard for floating-point computation (IEEE

754-1985), and chaired the committee that produced a radix-independent

version of the standard (IEEE 854-1987).

Jim was a kind, generous researcher that influenced many of us. He

played a decisive role in the shaping of the MCS division, and his

cheerful personality and unassuming ways were influential in creating

a collegial working environment. He was one of my heroes.

We will be miss him.

Jorge

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From: Cleve Moler <Cleve.Moler@mathworks.com>

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:23:23 -0400

**Subject: Jim Cody**

W. J. (Jim) Cody, Jr., one of the pioneers of mathematical software,

passed away at his home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, last Wednesday, June

24, 2009. Jim spent almost his entire career in the Mathematics and

Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He retired

in 1991. He was a leader in the development and testing of software

for elementary and special mathematical functions from the very first

days of computers. His work can be found in the SHARE library for IBM

mainframes in the '60s. He was the author of FUNPACK, a companion to

EISPACK and LINPACK, and, subsequently, SPECFUN. His book with

W. Waite, "Software Manual for the Elementary Functions", is a

classic. The accompanying library for testing elementary functions is

known as ELEFUNT. He played a major role in the development of the

IEEE 754 floating point standard and chaired the committee that

developed IEEE 854, the radix independent successor.

Jim was one of my personal heroes. He was a quiet, powerful, positive

force that influenced many of us who worked and visited at Argonne in

the '70s and '80s. A fascinating oral history is available in the

SIAM History of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing project

at: http://history.siam.org/oralhistories/cody.htm .

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From: "Corliss, George" <george.corliss@marquette.edu>

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 13:00:16 +0000

**Subject: Texts for MATLAB in CS1?**

Would anyone share experiences with textbooks using MATLAB in a

CS1-type course?

In the list of books on the MATLAB web site, I find many good books

covering the features of MATLAB. They do a good job of teaching what

many engineers think they need, but even the Getting Started chapters

are more like reference manuals than how to think like a software

engineer. If we are using MATLAB to introduce computer scientists and

engineers to their field, I would expect to see software engineering

concepts such as requirements, specification, abstraction, objects,

testing, maintenance. In short, some WHY, along with the HOW.

I have been asked to make recomendations, and I'd value the opinions

of people who have used books of this flavor. I also welcome comments

from authors, "My book does what you want," if you are correct.

Related question: How do computer scientists and engineers think?

We can all offer sarcastic answers, but we claim our introductory

classes teach students to think like professionals in their field, and

we want to teach students in other fields how we approach a problem.

I have some thoughts on the question, but I would welcome thoughtful,

brief statements or pointers to insightful articles.

I am gathering ammunition to inform the scientific computing contents

of a general Introduction to Engineering course taken by most of the

engineering students at my university, a kind of "everything every

engineer should know" course. Our course has been dominated by

mechanical engineering. My department need to do a better job of

communicating what WE are about.

George Corliss

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

George.Corliss@Marquette.edu

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From: Adrienne Morris <Text_Assistant@press.princeton.edu>

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:33:29 -0400

**Subject: New books, Princeton University press**

New Books from Princeton University Press

The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life

while Corresponding about Math

Steven Strogatz

978-0-691-13493-2, $19.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8859.html

Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World

Mariana Cook, with an introduction by R.C. Gunning

978-0-691-13951-7, $35.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8860.html

The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems

Mark Levi

978-0-691-14020-9, $19.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8861.html

Pythagoras’ Revenge: A Mathematical Mystery

Arturo Sangalli

978-0-691-04955-7, $24.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8862.html

Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control

Uncertainty through Graphical Display

Howard Wainer

978-0-691-13759-9, $29.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8863.html

A Mathematical Nature Walk

John A. Adam

978-0-691-12895-5, $27.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8864.html

Gamma: Exploring Euler’s Constant

Julian Havil, with a foreword by Freeman Dyson

978-0-691-14133-6, $17.95

978-0-691-09983-5, $29.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7494.html

e: The Story of a Number

Eli Maor

978-0-691-14134-3, $15.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/5342.html

Connections: An Introduction to the Economics of Networks

Sanjeev Goyal

978-0-691-14118-3, $24.95

978-0-691-12650-0, $70.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8538.html

It’s About Time: Understanding Einstein’s Relativity

N. David Mermin

978-0-691-14127-5, $18.95

978-0-691-12201-4, $29.95

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8112.html

An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis for Economic Theory and Econometrics

Dean Corbae, Maxwell B. Stinchcombe & Juraj Zeman

978-0-691-11867-3, $75.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8898.html

Rational Decisions

Ken Binmore

978-0-691-13074-3, $40.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8902.html

Indifference Pricing: Theory and Applications

Edited by René Carmona

978-0-691-13883-1, $75.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8905.html

Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany: Individual Fates and Global Impact

Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

978-0-691-14041-4, $49.50

978-0-691-12593-0, $90.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8955.html

The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry

Glen Van Brummelen

978-0-691-12973-0, $39.50

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8956.html

Higher Topos Theory (AM-170)

Jacob Lurie

978-0-691-14049-0, $55.00

978-0-691-14048-3, $95.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8957.html

Elliptic Partial Differential Equations and Quasiconformal Mappings in the

Plane (PMS-48)

Kari Astala, Tadeusz Iwaniec & Gaven Martin

978-0-691-13777-3, $85.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8958.html

Mind and Nature: Selected Writings on Philosophy, Mathematics, and Physics

Hermann Weyl

Edited and with an introduction by Peter Pesic

978-0-691-13545-8, $35.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8959.html

Matrix Mathematics: Theory, Facts, and Formulas: Second Edition

Dennis S. Bernstein

978-0-691-14039-1, $69.50

978-0-691-13287-7, $125.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8961.html

Stability and Stabilization: An Introduction

William J. Terrell

978-0-691-13444-4, $70.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8962.html

Probability, Markov Chains, Queues, and Simulation: The Mathematical Basis of

Performance Modeling

William J. Stewart

978-0-691-14062-9, $80.00

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8844.html

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 17:42:27 -0400

**Subject: New book, Matrix Polynomials**

Announcing the June 11 publication by SIAM of:

Matrix Polynomials, by I.Gohberg, P. Lancaster, and L. Rodman

June 2009 / xxiv + 409 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0898716-81-8

List Price $92.00 / SIAM Member Price $64.40 / Order Code CL58

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the theory of polynomials in

a complex variable with matrix coefficients. Basic matrix theory can be

viewed as the study of the special case of polynomials of first degree; the

theory developed in Matrix Polynomials is a natural extension of this case

to polynomials of higher degree. It has applications in many areas, such as

differential equations, systems theory, the Wiener–Hopf technique, mechanics

and vibrations, and numerical analysis.

It is appropriate for students, instructors, and researchers in linear

algebra, operator theory, differential equations, systems theory, and

numerical analysis. Its contents are accessible to readers who have had

undergraduate-level courses in linear algebra and complex analysis.

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

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From: Barbara Burke Hubbard <hubbard@matrixeditions.com>

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 20:53:42 -0400

**Subject: New book, "Solving Linear System" by Zbigniew Woznicki**

Zbigniew Ignacy Woznicki's book, Solving Linear Systems: An Analysis

of Matrix Prefactorization Iterative Methods is now available from

Matrix Editions (http://MatrixEditions.com). The book contains a

detailed treatment of the iterative solution of elliptic

boundary-value problems. Chapter 2 discusses the theory of matrix

splittings. Chapter 5 compares the numerical work required to solve

large elliptic problems by Dr. Woznicki's AGA method, with the

numerical work required using Krylov subspace methods. For some

problems, he found that the AGA methods were superior to Krylov

subspace methods by several orders of magnitude. Numerous numerical

experiments are described in appendices.

Links to the table of contents, foreword by Richard Varga, preface,

and sample pages can be found at

http://matrixeditions.com/SolvingLinearSystems.html

Dr. Woznicki (of the Institute of Atomic Energy in Poland) died March

1, 2008.

Sincerely,

Barbara Burke Hubbard

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 17:49:17 -0400

**Subject: New book, Parallel MATLAB for Multicore and Multinode Computers**

Announcing the June 18, 2009, publication by SIAM of:

Parallel MATLAB for Multicore and Multinode Computers, by Jeremy Kepner

June 2009 / xxvi + 253 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-0-898716-73-3

List Price $65.00 / SIAM Member Price $45.50 / Order Code SE21

This is the first book on parallel MATLAB and the first parallel computing

book focused on the design, code, debug, and test techniques required to

quickly produce well-performing parallel programs.

It presents a hands-on approach with numerous example programs; wherever

possible, the examples are drawn from widely known and well-documented

parallel benchmark codes that are representative of many real applications

across the field of technical computing.

This book is intended for professional scientists and engineers, as well as

undergraduate or graduate students, who use MATLAB. It is suitable as

either the primary book in a parallel computing class or as a supplementary

text in a numerical computing class or a computer science algorithms class.

Jeremy Kepner is a senior technical staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

His research focuses on the development of advanced libraries for the

application of massively parallel computing to a variety of data intensive

signal processing problems on which he has published many articles.

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

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From: Erich Novak <erich.novak@uni-jena.de>

Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 05:34:17 -0400

**Subject: New book, Essays on the Complexity of Continuous Problems **

New book:

"Essays on the Complexity of Continuous Problems"

E. Novak, I.H. Sloan, J.F. Traub, H. Wozniakowski

European Math. Soc., ISBN 978-3-03719-069-2

Prize: 20 Euro

Info of the publisher: http://www.ems-ph.org/books/book.php?proj_nr=102

The book contains five essays on the complexity of continuous problems,

written for a wider audience.

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From: Yang Yin <yangyinxtu@xtu.edu.cn>

Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:45:23 -0400

**Subject: Intl Conf Domain Decomposition Methods, China, Aug 2009**

The 19th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods

Zhangjiajie Hunan China August 17-22 2009

http://math.xtu.edu.cn/myphp/math/ddm/

This is the third circular, and there are some changes in the column of

important dates compared with the second circular.

July 7, 2009 Early bird registration of the conference (For the early bird

registration and make payment of registration fee, excursion expenses will

be waived); Submission of abstracts of all talks (including minisymposium

and contributed talks).

July 10, 2009 Reservation for hotels at the conference rate.

For details, please see http://math.xtu.edu.cn/myphp/math/ddm/

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From: Heike Fassbender <h.fassbender@tu-bs.de>

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 13:02:54 -0400

**Subject: One Day Workshop on Matrix Equations, Germany, Oct 2009**

Following its predecessors held in Leipzig 2005 and Chemnitz 2007, a

1-Day Workshop on Matrix Equations

will be held at TU Braunschweig (Germany) on October 9, 2009. The

workshop is devoted to latest developments in theory and numerical

algorithms for algebraic and differential matrix equations of

Sylvester, Lyapunov, Bernoulli, Riccati type and applications thereof

(in particular, but not limited to, model reduction, optimal control

and stabilization, transport theory).

Talks will be 30 to 45 minutes, including discussion.

We plan to start at 9 am and stop late afternoon. There will be a small

participation fee (10 Euro). No support for attendees is available.

A joint dinner on October 8, the day before the workshop, will be organised.

The workshop will take place in the "Altgebäude", Pockelsstr. 4,

Braunschweig, see

http://www.tu-braunschweig.de/service/besucher/lageplaene/campus/zentral

A list of hotels can be found on the webpage

http://www.tu-braunschweig.de/service/besucher/unterkunft

Further information concerning transportation, maps and getting around

can be found on the webpage

http://www.tu-braunschweig.de/service/besucher/index.html

The workshop is organized by

Peter Benner (TU Chemnitz)

Heike Fassbender (TU Braunschweig)

Lars Grasedyck (MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig)

Daniel Kressner (ETH Zürich)

Interested participants should contact Heike Fassbender at

h.fassbender@tu-bs.de directly.

The workshop is endorsed by the GAMM Activity Group on Applied and

Numerical Linear Algebra.

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From: Andrzej Pownuk <ampownuk@utep.edu>

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 00:48:15 -0400

**Subject: Reliable Engineering Computing REC2010, Singapore , Mar 2010**

Call for papers

(http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/civil/REC2010/index.cfm)

The 4th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing is

hosted by National University of Singapore. Industry and academia are

invited to contribute and to join in the discussions on needs and

developments in the field.

REC2010 is focused on robust design in the context of hazards, risk

and uncertainty. Industry and academia are invited to contribute and

to join in the discussions on needs and developments in the field.

This workshop is unique in combining computer science, mathematics,

and engineering analysis and design to discuss the reliability of

engineering computations, providing a common forum by which to

continue cross-disciplinary advisements in the field. Participants

are expected to submit papers that will be published in the workshop

proceedings and also will be available online from the workshop web

site. After the workshop, selected papers will be published in a

special issue(s) of a selected journal. The papers will go through

the normal refereeing process. Contributions are invited with

emphasis on both theory and applications.

Deadlines:

July 01, 2009: one page abstract submission

July 15, 2009: notification of acceptance

November 01, 2009: paper submission

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From: Achim Ilchmann <achim.ilchmann@tu-ilmenau.de>

Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:11:51 +0200

**Subject: Mathematical Systems Theory (for students), Germany, Mar 2010 **

The second

ELGERSBURG SCHOOL on MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS THEORY

will take place

in Elgersburg (Germany)

from March 8 - 13, 2010

The lecturers and their topics are

Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin): Differential-Algebraic Equations -

Control and Numerics and Jan C. Willems (KU Leuven, Belgien):

Behavioural Approach to Systems Theory

The school is addressed to PhD students in control, either in

mathematics or engineering, and also to very good undergraduates. We

would be grateful if you could pass on this information to any

potential candidates.

We will organize a summer school in mathematical systems theory also

in the forthcoming years on "hot" topics in control.

The location has a capacity for 40 students. The cost for the hotel

including full board is EUR 510,- for a single and EUR 400,- for a

double room. We can provide travel cost and subsistence for 15

students. If they apply, they are asked to provide their CV and a

letter of reference from their supervisor. The deadline for

applications is December 15, 2009. The organizers will then rank the

applications according to excellence and suitability. A list of all

participants will be available on the web site by the mid of January,

2010.

For further information please see

http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/fakmn/Elgersburg-School-20.9069.0.html

With best wishes,

Achim Ilchmann (TU Ilmenau)

Timo Rice (TU Berlin)

Fabian Wirth (U Wuerzburg)

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From: Axel Ruhe <ruhe@nada.kth.se>

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 15:22:49 +0200

**Subject: BIT 50 –Trends in Numerical Computing, Sweden, Jun 2010**

BIT, Numerical Mathematics, will celebrate it´s 50th Anniversary in

2010. We will meet on 17-20 June, Thursday to Sunday, in Lund, Sweden,

where BIT was founded.

Looking backwards is interesting. Looking forward is more interesting.

Our interest is to use Scientific Computing to solve important practical

problems. We develop numerical methods for this, that use advanced

mathematical theory and advanced computing equipment. We believe that

strong development in the field of constructing and analyzing numerical

methods will motivate a shift in BIT´s focus.

We also plan minisymposia in some new and old specialties of BIT such

as: Ordinary differential equations, stochastic differential equations,

finite element methods, multiscale methods, computational fluid

dynamics, inverse problems, numerical linear algebra and numerical

approximation.

You can follow the arrangements on the BIT homepage

http://www.csc.kth.se/BIT/

Hoping to meet you in Lund in the Swedish midsummer next year!

Axel Ruhe <ruhe@kth.se>

Editor in chief

Gustaf Söderlind <Gustaf.Soderlind@na.lu.se>

Associate editor, local organizer

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From: Prieur <cprieur@laas.fr>

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:38:36 -0400

**Subject: Call for papers, Int. J. of Rob & Nonlin. Control on hybrid systems**

Special Issue ’New directions on hybrid control systems’ of the International

Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control

Nonlinear control systems have undergone tremendous advances in the last

two decades at the levels of theory and applications. Among those, a class of

particular interest is that one resulting from the interaction of a

control system with a system governed by different dynamics. This class of

system lies in the hybrid and nonlinear control systems field. In the last

decade, the study of such hybrid systems, whose behavior can be mathematically

described using a mixture of logic based switching and

difference/differential linear or nonlinear equations, has attracted important

research efforts. It is motivated by the fact that many physical

systems are controlled or supervised by controllers with such mixed

dynamics. In many applications (like Automotive, Networked control systems,

Energy management, Biology...), analysis and design methods for systems

evolving both continuously and discontinuously components are needed.

Contributions are invited regarding for example (non-exhaustive list):

- analysis of stability of hybrid systems;

- reset control systems;

- systems subject to switching operators;

- design of hybrid controllers for linear or nonlinear control systems;

- overcoming the limitations of classical feedbacks using nonlinear or hybrid

laws;

- practical and implementation aspects in nonlinear and hybrid contexts;

- numerical simulations of hybrid systems;

- analytical tools for hybrid optimal control.

Papers should be submitted online via the journals homepage

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/5510/home

under Online Submission. Authors are requested to submit their papers by 1st

October 2009. Authors must select Christophe Prieur or Sophie Tarbouriech

as the Submitting Editor. Each submission must be clearly identified as a

submission for this special issue by entering New directions on hybrid control

systems in the Special Issue Title Field. Manuscripts should

be prepared in accordance with the publication format described in For

Authors on the journal homepage.

Guest Editors

Dr. Christophe Prieur

Dr. Sophie Tarbouriech

Email: cprieur@laas.fr, tarbour@laas.fr

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From: Pierre Baptiste <nancy.villeneuve@tmp.com>

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:26:38 -0400

**Subject: Mathematics professor in scientific computing or optimization**

École Polytechnique de Montréal is one of the foremost engineering educational

and research institutions in Canada. This international-level engineering

school with nearly 6,000 students and more than 1,000 employees is seeking a

professor of scientific computing or optimization to work in the department of

mathematics and industrial engineering.

The successful candidates will perform their duties with enthusiasm and

creativity. They will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and

supervise graduate students. They will also be expected to initiate and carry

out research projects in collaboration with internal and external research

teams while developing and maintaining alliances among research teams from the

various engineering programs at École Polytechnique and industry stakeholders.

The successful candidate must possess expertise in modeling applied

large-scale problems and developing high-performance numerical methodologies

for studying industrial problems using PDEs (oil extraction, materials forming

processes, aerospace, nuclear, electromagnetism in conductor and

supraconductor materials, hydraulic turbines, etc.) as well as applied

optimization for transportation, scheduling, industrial production, services,

natural resources, industrial processes, engineering and multidisciplinary

design, etc.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics or in Engineering with a

strong mathematics component. They will have demonstrated exceptional research

skills. Experience in studying applied and industrial problems would be an

asset. The successful candidate will have to develop a research program that

will generate significant financing for a large number of students and possess

excellent teaching skills as well as fluency in French. Membership in the

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, or eligibility for membership, would be an asset.

Salary

This is a tenure-track position with salary and benefits determined by the

applicable collective agreement.

To Apply

Applicants must submit a curriculum vita, in French, copies of diplomas, names

of three references and samples of recently published research in relevant

areas to:

M. Pierre Baptiste, directeur

Département de mathématiques et génie industriel

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Case postale 6079, succursale Centre-ville

Montréal (Québec) H3C 3A7

Email: pierre.baptiste@polymtl.ca

Candidate interviews will start as soon as possible and continue until the

position is filled.

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From: Jonathan Shewchuk <jrs@cs.berkeley.edu>

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:08:38 -0700

**Subject: Postdoc position in dynamic FEM at UC Berkeley**

Prof. James O'Brien and I are looking to hire a post-doc for a

project on Lagrangian FEM modeling of deformable solids with

dynamically changing tetrahedral meshes, with applications in

computer graphics. The primary qualifications are a strong

mathematical knowledge of FEM for 3D solid mechanics, and the ability

to write good FEM implementations in C or C++. Niceties would

include familiarity with mesh generation algorithms, viscoplasticity

modeling, fluid mechanics, solid-fluid coupling, and computer graphics.

The position is available as soon as we can get your paperwork

processed, though we might be willing to wait for the right

applicant. The salary has not been determined yet. The position

will last one or two years, depending on how we like your first

year. US citizens/permanent residents have an edge, but we'll

consider strong folks from anywhere. I will gladly send a copy of

the funded grant proposal, which describes in detail what we want to

do, to anyone who requests it.

Please send inquiries to BOTH jrs and job at cs.berkeley.edu.

Jonathan Shewchuk

Computer Science Division

UC Berkeley

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From: Jonathan Hu <jhu@sandia.gov>

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:51:09 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral positions at Sandia National Labs**

The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia National Laboratories

conducts research in mathematical and computer sciences with application to a

broad range of science and engineering applications of national and global

importance. The CSRI maintains world-class research programs in computational

and discrete mathematics, computer science, scalable algorithms, and large-scale

high-performance computer systems.

The CSRI seeks multiple postdoctoral researchers to conduct innovative R&D in:

1) Informatics: Candidates whose work combines algorithm engineering, software

engineering, programming languages, and/or computer architecture in novel ways

to design, analyze, and implement discrete algorithms for emerging high-

performance computing platforms.

2) Scalable Algorithms: Candidates with a strong background in high performance

numerical linear algebra including parallel multilevel algorithms, algorithms

for multicore/multiway architectures, and object-oriented scientific software

engineering.

3) Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification: Candidates with a strong

foundation in mathematical optimization of continuous and/or discrete systems

with an emphasis on the role and management of uncertainties in all aspects of

problem formulation and solution.

4) Computational Mathematics: Candidates with experience in advanced

mathematical methods for modeling physical systems including: compatible

discretizations, multiscale coupling of atomistic to continuum models, error

estimation, stochastic PDEs, and mesh optimization.

5) Outstanding applicants in other related areas will also be considered.

Please apply online at http://www.sandia.gov. Click on Employment, Career

Opportunities, Search Job Postings, and please reference Job Requisition

number 62817. More details about this position are available at this website.

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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From: Daniel Wachsmuth <daniel.wachsmuth@oeaw.ac.at>

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 07:09:29 -0400

**Subject: PhD position in optimal control, RICAM, Linz, Austria**

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)

in Linz is looking for 1 PhD student in the field of the optimal control and

optimisation. This position is part of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) project

"Numerical verification of optimality and optimality conditions for optimal

control problems".

A master's degree in (applied) mathematics or a closely related field is

required. The successful candidate should have an excellent background in

applied mathematics, optimization, partial differential equations, and their

numerics. Programming skills are desirable.

The research is funded by the FWF according to its salary guidelines "FWF

Personalkostensaetze fuer DoktorandIn neu" (see

http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze_2008.html). The position

is limited to three years. Funding for conference visits etc. is available.

More information can be found at

http://people.ricam.oeaw.ac.at/d.wachsmuth/projects/

Please send the usual documents (CV, degree certificates, thesis - if already

finished, title and abstract otherwise, references, and letter of motivation),

preferably by email, to

Daniel Wachsmuth (daniel.wachsmuth@oeaw.ac.at)

Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Altenbergerstrasse 69

A-4040 Linz, Austria

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From: Dietmar Kroener <dietmar@mathematik.uni-freiburg.de>

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:03:53 +0200

**Subject: Research Assistant Position in Freiburg**

The DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Center

Geometric Partial Differential Equations (SFB/TR 71)

at the Universities in Freiburg and T?ubingen is inviting applications for

1 Research Assistant Position (3/4 E 13)

(with option to join the doctoral program).

The SFB/TR 71 studies analytical and numerical problems which arise in

a geometric context, either in differential geometry or in

applications involving geometric modeling. The announced position

concerns the development and the implementation of a numerical code

for the simulation of fluid-structure interactions in the case of

generalized Newtonian fluids. This position is located in

Freiburg. According to the candidate's qualification a full position E

13 is possible.

Applications will be assessed directly and successful candidates can

start as soon as possible. Applications with meaningful information

(including CV, copies of certificates, list of publications and/or

description of mathematical interests) should be sent to

sfbtrr71@math.unifreiburg. de or to: Prof. Dr. Ernst Kuwert

SFB/Transregio 71 Mathematisches Institut Eckerstr. 1 D-79104

Freiburg Germany The SFB/TR 71 adopts the equal opportunity policies

of the universities of Freiburg and T?ubingen, and encourages

applications of women, as well as persons with disabilities.

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

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:11:45 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, J. Complexity 25(3), Jun 2009**

Journal of Complexity

Volume 25, Number 3, June 2009

Special Issue: Frank Stenger Fest

Guest Editors: Bernard Bialecki, Baker R. Kearfott, Krzysztof

A. Sikorski and Masaki Sugihara

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2009 Best Paper Award Committee

Thomas MÃ¼ller-Gronbach Wins the 2009 Information-Based Complexity Prize

Guest editors preface: Issue dedicated to Professor Frank Stenger

Bernard Bialecki, Baker R. Kearfott, Krzysztof A. Sikorski, Masaki Sugihara

SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLES

An Alternating-Direction Sincâ€“Galerkin method for elliptic problems

Nicomedes Alonso III, Kenneth L. Bowers

Numerical study of pressure distribution in entrance pipe flow

Hidesada Kanda, Kenshuu Shimomukai

New averaging technique for approximating weighted integrals

L. Plaskota, G.W. Wasilkowski, Y. Zhao

Polynomial function and derivative approximation of Sinc data

Frank Stenger

Weighted approximation by entire functions interpolating at finitely or

infinitely many points on the real line

Biancamaria Della Vecchia, Giuseppe Mastroianni, Jozsef Szabados

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