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From: Mike Heroux <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 14:15:24 -0400
Subject: Dongarra and Madduri Win First SIAM SIAG/SC Prizes

The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) awarded Jack
Dongarra and Kamesh Madduri the 2010 Career and Junior Scientist
Prizes in Supercomputing, respectively, at the SIAM Conference on
Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing. These are the first of
what are biennial awards given by SIAG/SC.

Jack Dongarra received his award “for his many contributions to high
performance computing, especially the development of dense linear
algebra libraries and standardized benchmarks, and leadership in the
HPC community.” Kamesh Madduri received his award “for his important
contributions to combinatorial scientific computing, designing
high-performance, multithreaded algorithms for analyzing large-scale
complex networks from applications in genomics, social network
analysis and security.”

Congratulations to Jack and Kamesh.


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 16:38:16 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Peter Henrici Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Peter Henrici Prize

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETHZ and
for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis
for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific
The award is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to
subjects, more than a single outstanding work.

The Henrici Prize will be awarded at ICIAM 2011 to be held July 18-22,
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The award will include a
containing the citation, a cash award of $5000, and an invitation to
a lecture at the meeting. Reasonable travel expenses for attendance at the
meeting will also be reimbursed.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination, a C.V. and up to six (6)
letters of support, should be addressed to Professor Christoph Schwab,
Chair, Peter Henrici Prize Selection Committee, and sent by SEPTEMBER 15,
2010, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM
prizes can be found at


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 08:18:48 +0100
Subject: New Algorithms for the Evolving HPC Platform, Edinburgh, Jun 2010

NAIS2010: New Algorithms for the Evolving HPC Platform

One-day conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 25 June 2010


Ozgur Ergul (Strathclyde), Andreas Frommer (Wuppertal), Laxmikant Kale
(Illinois), Steve Linton (St Andrews), Sebastien Loisel (Heriot Watt),
Vijay Nagarajan (Edinburgh), Magnus Svard (Edinburgh)

Please see the website below for registration and other details.

NAIS is the Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Centre, a
joint venture of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde Universities,
funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
NAIS unites a broad coalition of scientists, mathematicians,
informaticians, and HPC experts to develop new ways of mapping
applications challenges to HPC implementations using better mathematical
formulations, and techniques such as machine learning compilers to
facilitate novel algorithm design. The first NAIS annual meeting is an
opportunity to explore exciting new approaches in HPC algorithms,
software design, and compilation strategies and, at the same time, to
reflect upon and to refine the NAIS mission.


From: Andreas Veeser <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 04:12:31 -0400
Subject: Adaptive Finite Elements & Domain Decomp, Italy, Jun 2010

Milan (Italy), June 17-19, 2010

The focus of the workshop will be on adaptive finite elements, a
posteriori error estimates, domain decomposition methods, and parallel
solvers for PDEs. The workshop aims at bringing together scientists
working in these fields. The speakers will be

Randolph E. Bank, University of California San Diego
Lourenco Beirao da Veiga, Milano
Albert Cohen, Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie
Ron DeVore, Texas A&M University
Clark R. Dohrmann, Sandia National Laboratories
Alexandre Ern, Universite' di Paris-Est
Charbel Farhat, Stanford University
Axel Klawonn, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen
Wiliam Mitchell, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ricardo H. Nochetto, University of Maryland
Marcus Sarkis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Alfred Schmidt, Universitaet Bremen
L. Ridgway Scott, University of Chicago
Kunibert G. Siebert, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen
Rob Stevenson, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Olof B. Widlund, Courant Institute

The conference is organized by L. Pavarino, A. Veeser, C. Verdi
(Universita` degli Studi di Milano). It is part of the INdAM program
`Innovative Numerical Methods for PDEs' that will include two more
workshops in Pavia and Turin in addition to the one in Milan; see for more information. It is supported by
INdAM and the Universita` degli Studi di Milano.


From: Peter Horn <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 17:00:29 +0200
Subject: Symbolic & Algebraic Computation (ISSAC), Munich, Jul 2010

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC)
Munich, Germany, from Sunday 25 July - Wednesday 28 July 2010

Registration is now open. We have made registration fees as low as
possible, in particular, registration for PhD students is rather

* Regular Registration is 210€
* Registration for Members of either GI, ACM, SIGSAM, or Fachgruppe
Computeralgebra is 190€
* Student Registration is 80€
* Student Registration for Members of either GI, ACM, SIGSAM, or
Fachgruppe Computeralgebra is 60€

These prices are valid until June 30, and will be raised afterwards.
Tutorials (on Sunday) are included in the registration fee for all
participants. The traditional ISSAC Banquet takes place on Tuesday
July 27. During the banquet, several prizes will be awarded.
Registration for the Banquet is 50€ for non-students and 20€ for

Tutorials, Plenary Talks and the accepted papers speakers are
available on the web page. The detailled (preliminary) program is
also already online.

**** Poster Submission Deadline Extendend ****

The submission deadline for posters has been extended to
Wednesday June 30.


From: TamsTerlaky <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 12:52:55 -0400
Subject: Modeling & Optimization (MOPTA 2010), Pennsylvannia, Aug 2010

MOPTA 2010: Abstract Submission deadline: June 16, 2010

Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2010)
August 18-20, 2010, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Egon Balas, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University;
Mung Chiang, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University;
Donald Goldfarb, Dept. of IE and OR, Columbia University;
Arkadi Nemirovski, School of ISyE, Georgia Institute of Technology;
Anthony T. Patera, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MIT;
H. Edwin Romeijn, Dept. of IOE, University of Michigan;
Andrzej Ruszczynski, RUTCOR and Dept. of MSIS, Rutgers University;

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minute talk. Authors wishing
to speak and/or organize a session should submit an abstract via the
conference WEB page by June 16, 2010.

Abstract Submission deadline: June 16, 2010
Early registration deadline: July 15, 2010
Conference date: *18-20 August 2010*.


From: Suzanne Shontz <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 20:15:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 19th International Meshing Roundtable, Tennessee, Oct 2010

19th International Meshing Roundtable Announcement and Call for Papers

Join us for the 19th International Meshing Roundtable to be held in
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, October 3-6, 2010. The annual conference
focuses on research and development in mesh and grid generation and
related areas.

Events at this year's Roundtable include: a pre-conference short course,
technical presentations of contributed papers and research notes, keynote
and invited speakers, a poster session, a professional development session
for students and postdocs (*new*), and a dinner banquet.

Important Dates:

June 11, 2010 Full paper due (no extensions will be granted
because of printer's requirements)

August 6, 2010 Research notes due

October 3-6, 2010 Conference, Chattanooga, TN

More information on the Roundtable and the Call for Papers can be found at .


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 07:17:08 -0400
Subject: Computations on Grids & Scalable Computing, Poland, Oct 2010


6th Workshop on Large Scale Computations on Grids and 1st Workshop on
Computing in Distributed Systems (LaSCoG-SCoDiS'10)
Wisla, Poland, October 18-20, 2010

Organized in cooperation with the Distributed European Infrastructure for
Supercomputing Applications (DEISA), the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for
Network Computing (BOINC), and the Poland Branch of BOINC.

* Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).
* The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE
style templates are available here.
* Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific
and relevance to the workshop.
* Accepted and Presented paper will be published in the Conference
and included in the IEEE Xplore® database.

* Special issue is planned for the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and
Experience (ISI indexed).
* A separate special issue is planned for the Journal of Zhejiang
University-SCIENCE C (Springer partner, ISI indexed).
* Finally, extended versions of selected papers will be published in a
issue of the Scalable Computing; Practice and Experience journal.

Facebook group:


From: Thomas Hemker <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 05:10:08 -0400
Subject: Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR 2010), Gernmany, Nov 2010

2nd International Conference on SIMULATION, MODELING and PROGRAMMING
Darmstadt (Germany), November 15-18, 2010

The objective of the International Conference on Simulation,
Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR) is
to offer a unique forum for the next generation of methodologies
and tools for robot development and to bring together researchers
from academia and industry to identify and solve the key issues
necessary to ease the development of increasingly complex robot
software, and to boost a smooth shifting of results from simulated
to real applications.

O. Khatib (Stanford University)
P. Fritzson (Linkoping University)

*** Extended deadlines, there will be no further extension ***
Deadline for submission of papers: June 21, 2010
Proposals for tutorials/workshops: June 21, 2010
Notification of acceptance: July 26, 2010
Submission of camera-ready papers: August 23, 2010

Conference proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS/LNAI series.
Workshop proceedings will be published online with ISBN number.
A special issue of the Journal of Software Engineering
for Robotics related to the conference will be planned.

More details can be found at


From: Brenda Willoughby <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 10:09:26 -0400
Subject: Research Fellowship, OCCAM, Maths. Inst., Oxford Univ.

Grade 7: Starting salary in the range £29,853 - £35,646 (discretional points
to £38,951)

We invite applications for a Research Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for
Collaborative Applied Mathematics (OCCAM,
been established with substantial funding from the King Abdullah
University of
Science and Technology (KAUST) Global Research Partnership (GRP). The
which is part of the Mathematical Institute, is allied to a global
network of
mathematicians and it has a symbiotic relationship with other scientific
communities which have a need for problem-solving mathematics both
within the
University of Oxford and beyond.

The position is available from 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible
afterwards, and will last for 3 years. There is the possibility of further
extension for up to 1 year depending on the renewal of OCCAM’s core funding.
The successful applicant will be an exceptional researcher, who will conduct
research in applied and computational mathematics associated with one of the
following areas: Methodologies; Resources, energy and the environment;
Biosciences and bioengineering; Materials science and engineering. We
the fellow to take a leadership role in applied and computational
in OCCAM and Oxford and they should demonstrate that they have a
research plan
relevant to OCCAM and KAUST.

Applicants should have a PhD in mathematics or related discipline and have
shown excellence in at least one PDRA position. They should show evidence of
substantial achievement or potential in applied and computational
and of leading and participating in multidisciplinary teams.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant at The
Mathematical Institute, 24-29 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LB, email and at

Applications should include a letter describing how the candidate meets the
selection criteria set out in the further particulars, curriculum vitae,
of publications, statement of research interests and 3-page research plan.
Applications should be sent to The Administrative Assistant (Vacancies)
at the
above address and must arrive by noon on 1 July 2010 (email applications to are acceptable). Ensure that you clearly quote the
reference BK/10/27. Candidates should ask their referees to send their
references directly to the Administrative Assistant, Mathematical
Institute so
that they arrive before the closing date (fax or email is sufficient). It is
the responsibility of candidates to ensure that their references arrive
by the
closing date. Interviews for this position will take place in late July.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity


From: "Isabel N. Figueiredo" <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 13:29:14 -0400
Subject: Postdoc in Computational Mathematics at University of Coimbra

Post Doctoral Research Position

The UTAustin|Portugal Program and the Department of Mathematics of the
of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal (under the
project below) invite applications for an one-year Postdoctoral Position in
Computational Mathematics, beginning October 2010.

The focus of the research is on imaging sciences and scientific
computing. It
involves variational image processing, image analysis, partial differential
equations, numerical analysis, optimization, visualization, and inverse
problems in imaging, with applications in medicine and emphasis on

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or Computational Sciences and
Engineering (preferably obtained after December 31, 2006). The position
to the Portuguese scholarship system and the corresponding salary is
€1495 per
month (tax free). No teaching duties are associated with the position.

Applicants should send by email to the following
- curriculum vitae (publication list included)
- statement of research interests (one page maximum, describing
concisely scientific interests)
- names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to
provide references.

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2010.

This position is funded by the research project UTAustin/MAT/0009/2008
(UTAustin|Portugal Program, Contact for
further information: Isabel M. Narra Figueiredo


From: "Dr. Alexander Prechtel" <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 05:03:20 -0400
Subject: PhD in Modelling, Simulation and Analysis of Colloidal Transport

We offer a PhD position in Applied Mathematics dealing with
flow of contaminants in porous media" which will be hosted by the Chair for
Applied Mathematics 1, Department of Mathematics, University of
Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, (first 2 years) and by CASA – Center for
Analysis, Scientific computing and Applications, Department of
Mathematics and
Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, (last
year). The position is funded by the Initial Training Network FIRST ("Fronts
and Interfaces in Science and Technology") of the EU.
(see )
Colloidal particles play an important role in technological and biological
A main issue which influences the colloidal dynamics within a porous medium,
e.g., the soil, is the process of flocculation. Its accurate description in
the context of advection-diffusion-reaction equations is not only of great
impact since the microstructure of the porous medium depends on the
of flocculated particle clusters but also because contaminant transport is
dictated by colloidal particles.
In the project a mathematical model should be set up rigorously which
describes the above mentioned phenomena. We expect multiscale problems to
emerge possibly connecting continuum and discrete scales. Special attention
should also be paid to the numerical realization within the framework of an
existing software.

We are looking for a candidate who has a strong affinity for at least one of
the following fields:
- analysis of PDEs
- numerics of PDEs
- mathematical modelling

Please send your application to Dr. Alexander Prechtel
( and Dr. Adrian Muntean (


From: Scott MacLachlan <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 14:17:14 -0400
Subject: PhD Positions in Mathematics, Tufts University

Graduate Student Teaching Assistantships
Applied Mathematics

Due to unanticipated external funding, the Department of Mathematics
at Tufts University still has a limited number of teaching
assistantships for graduate students entering in September of
2010. Topics in applied mathematics that are actively researched in
the department include multigrid methods, computational linear
algebra, computational neuroscience, and computational fluid dynamics.
Interested students should contact as soon
as possible, and refer to the web page for general
application requirements.


From: Dr Yevgenii Rastigejev <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400
Subject: Graduate Assistantship at North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411


Position: Graduate Assistantship

Qualifications: Applications are invited for a four-year Ph.D.
studentship in the area of computational and analytical
modeling in Atmospheric Sciences. Applicants should have a
Bachelor/Master Degree either in Atmospheric Sciences, Applied
Mathematics, Physics or Engineering or other relevant field.
Previous experience with Atmospheric sciences will be a plus,
though is not required. Experience in CFD modeling, solid
background in applied mathematics, and programming skills in
fortran90. The successful candidate will join one of the
available Ph.D. programs - either Energy and Environmental
Systems (EES) or Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).
A competitive stipend will be offered for a qualified candidate.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will have an
opportunity to get involved with the advanced mathematical
analysis and computational methods applied to the atmospheric
sciences. The focus of this position will be on computational
and analytic modeling of problems related to Tropical Cyclone
Dynamics. The project is funded by NOAA-ISET Center at North
Carolina A&T State University. The studentship is available
only for US Citizens.
Note: Applications from non-US citizens will NOT be considered.


CONTACT: Dr. Yevgenii Rastigejev, NOAA Interdisciplinary
Scientific Environmental Technology (ISET) Cooperative Research
and Education Center North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411

The prospective candidate should apply online at and send a copy of his/her
application to Dr. Rastigejev

Interested Individuals should send e-mail which clearly
indicates US citizenship of the applicant, CV, the names and
contact details of three referees.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 06:58:16 -0400
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS),
Volume 25, Number 4 (August, 2010)

A. Malek, N. Hosseinipour-Mahani and S. Ezazipour
Efficient recurrent neural network model for the solution of general
nonlinear optimization problems

Serge Gratton and Philippe L. Toint
Approximate invariant subspaces and quasi-Newton optimization methods

M. Diehl, A. Walther, H.G. Bock and E. Kostina
An adjoint-based SQP algorithm with quasi-Newton Jacobian updates for
inequality constrained optimization

Julia Sternberg and Michael Hinze
A memory-reduced implementation of the Newton-CG method in optimal
control of non-linear time dependent PDEs

Martin Gugat and Michael Herty
The smoothed penalty algorithm for state constrained optimal control
problems for partial differential equations

Sven Leyffer and Todd Munson
Solving multi-leader-common-follower games

Debora Mahlke, Alexander Martin and Susanne Moritz
A mixed integer approach for time-dependent gas network optimization

Adel Hamdi and Andreas Griewank
Properties of an augmented Lagrangian for design optimization

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

Discounted individual subscription:


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 10:58:43 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 26, issue 6, June 2010

Volume 26, Issue 6, June 2010
Article numbers: 065001--065009

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


Multiple model updating using the finite element method over a polynomial
C Gouttebroze, F Louf and L Champaney

Passive imaging using distributed apertures in multiple-scattering
Ling Wang, Il-Young Son and Birsen Yaz\i c\i

Inverse mode problems for real and symmetric quadratic models
Matthew M Lin, Bo Dong and Moody T Chu

Extended and constrained diagonal weighting algorithm with application to
inverse problems in image reconstruction
Constantin Popa

Inversion of a new circular-arc Radon transform for Compton scattering
M K Nguyen and T T Truong

Doppler synthetic aperture hitchhiker imaging
Can Evren Yarman, Ling Wang and Birsen Yaz\i c\i

An accurate approximate algorithm for motion compensation in
two-dimensional tomography
A Katsevich

Perturbation resilience and superiorization of iterative algorithms
Y Censor, R Davidi and G T Herman

A nonlinear inverse problem in estimating the polymerization heat source of
bone cements by an iterative regularization method
Cheng-Hung Huang, Pei-Ying Wu and Sin Kim

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