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From: schultz <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:33:23 -0500
Subject: Professor Donald Greenspan died

I would like to submit the following announcement/obituary of the
death of Professor Donald Greenspan.

Thank you,
David H. Schultz
Professor Emeritus
University of Wis-Milwaukee

Donald Greenspan, 82, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2010, in
Arlington. Donald was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He
received his undergraduate degree from New York University, a
master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin, and
his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1956 from the University of Maryland.
Don's passions in life were his mathematical research, teaching
and his family. His mathematics career took off when he secured a
position with the Army Math Research Center at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison with a concurrent appointment in the
Department of Computer Science where he rose to the rank of
professorship. In 1978, he moved his research and teaching to the
University of Texas at Arlington as a professor of mathematics.
Don received international recognition for his work in numerical
analysis and the use of computers in the mathematical modeling of
nonlinear physical systems. He wrote 27 books, numerous
professional papers, and was frequently invited to international
symposiums as a featured speaker. Don started every day by
reading the New York Times and working the crossword puzzle. He
relaxed by listening to opera, visiting art museums (especially
the Kimbell), painting, watching movies and reading. He loved
traveling with his wife, Bonnie. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Louis and Jessie Greenspan. Survivors: His wife, Bonnie
Bowman; brother, Harvey Greenspan and wife, Mimi; sister, Rosalie

Greenspan; sons, Jamie Greenspan and partner, Traci Hertzler, and

Marc Greenspan; daughter, Rona Greenspan; and grandson, Clinton



From: Sahinidis <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 08:28:37 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - INFORMS Optimization Society Prizes

Call for Nominations
INFORMS Optimization Society Prizes for 2010

The Optimization Society of INFORMS calls for nominations for
four prizes to be awarded at the 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting in
Austin, TX, in November. Each prize recognizes outstanding
contributions to optimization by individuals at different stages
of their career. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2010.
See for
detailed prize descriptions and nomination procedures. Brief
descriptions of the prizes and prize committees are provided

- The Khachiyan Prize for Life-time Accomplishments in
Optimization will be awarded for the first time in 2010. Prize
committee: Martin Groetschel, Arkadi Nemirovski, Panos Pardalos,
Tamas Terlaky (chair)
- The Farkas Prize for Mid-Career Researchers is awarded to
individuals within 25 years from the Ph.D. Prize committee:
Gerard Cornuejols, Jong-Shi Pang (chair), Kees Roos, Yinyu Ye
- The Prize for Young Researchers is awarded to individuals
within 7 years from the Ph.D. Prize committee: Nick
Sahinidis (chair), Alper Yildirim, Jiawei Zhang
- The Student Paper Prize for a paper written primarily by (a)
student(s). Prize committee: Miguel Anjos, Alper Atamturk, Sven
Leyffer (chair)

Nick Sahinidis
Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society


From: Siarry <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:27:57 -0400
Subject: Call for Papers - Special Issue of EAAI Journal: Local Search Algorithms

The International Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation
A journal of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control

Local Search Algorithms for Real-World Scheduling and
Planning Applications

Deadline for paper submission: October 15, 2010
Expected publication date: June 2011

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to,
methodological developments aimed at adapting some simple local
search based metaheuristics (e.g. Greedy Randomised Adaptive
Search and Variable Neighborhood Search) and/or more advanced
ones (e.g. Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search, Evolutionary
Algorithms, Ant Systems and Particle Swarm Algorithms) to various
industrial/real-world problems, experimental studies on the roles
and behaviours of local search within an evolutionary
framework (e.g. Memetic Algorithms) using real-world data,
software implementations for scheduling and planning, as well as
other relevant real-life applications.

Two types of papers are welcome: (1) regular papers reporting new
research or applications and (2) letters or research notes
discussing new developments from the industry.

Full papers can be submitted to:
Select special issue on ‘LS Scheduling & Planning’ as category.


From: Ruth Allewelt <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 05:27:14 -0400
Subject: Translators wanted for Springer-Verlag book

Springer-Verlag publishes many English translations of mathematical works
originally written in other languages, mainly Russian, Italian, German and

We frequently need TRANSLATORS. We also need COPYEDITORS, for books written
by authors who are no native English speakers.

If you are interested in occasional TRANSLATION or COPYEDITING work, please
indicate the language(s) and the field of mathematics you feel competent
and contact us at

At present, we are looking for a translator for the English edition of

"Modellbildung und Simulation - Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung"
by H.-J. Bungartz, S. Zimmer, M. Buchholz, and D. Pflüger,
further information on which can be found at

Ruth Allewelt, Assistant to Dr. Peters
Mathematics Editorial IV, Springer
69121 Heidelberg, Germany,10735,5-10042-2-74175-0,00.html
(home page of Dr. Martin Peters)


Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 11:03:50 -0400
Subject: Workshop, Numerical Methods for water and Particles Interaction

This workshop on Numerical Methods for coupled hydrodynamics and
morphodynamics is aimed at master students, PhD students, recent
PhD doctorates, and researchers in general willing to update
their knowledge with recent developments on numerical techniques
that play an important role in the international scene. As
coupled hydrodynamics and morphodynamics equations appears in the
mathematical modeling of many physical phenomena in hydarulics
and coastal engineering, researchers coming from different fields
(mathematics, physics, engineering, geology, etc) can be interested.

The first goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from
related fields for exchange of innovative ideas and to help
finding unified numerical tools and techniques for solving
coupled hydrodynamics and morphodynamics. The second, equally
important goal is to give younger researchers (including at the
doctoral and postdoctoral level from different mathematical and
engineering departments) the opportunity to expand their
knowledge in numerical methods for coupled hydrodynamics and
morphodynamics and to work and discuss with renowned
experts. Topics for talks and discussions will be aimed at:

Shallow water equations
Modelling sediment transport
Suspended sediment in water flows
Applications for finite volume methods
Advances in multi-layer depth-averaged models


From: Dongwoo Sheen <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 05:37:04 +0900
Subject: China-Japan-Korea Joint Conference on Numerical Mathematics, Korea, Aug 2010

The 2010 NIMS Conference & The Third China-Japan-Korea
Joint Conference on Numerical Mathematics

Gangneung, Korea. August 19-23, 2010.


July 19, 2010 (Monday) Due day for talk titles
July 26, 2010 (Monday) Due day for abstracts
August 7, 2010 (Monday) Due day for registration

3. Gangneung is one of the most favorite cities in Korea, located in
the east coast of Gangwon-do. Gyeongpodae, Jeongdongjin, and Seoraksan
National Park are also in its vicinities.

This conference is the continuation of the China-Japan-Korea
Joint Conference on Numerical Mathematics, the first at Hokkaido
in 2006 and the second at Weihai in 2008. The history of these
three country joint workshop goes much earlier than 2006, back to
the two joint conferences between China and Japan since 1992, and
between China and Korea since 2001 in this direction.

Zhong-Ci Shi (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Hisashi Okamoto (Kyoto University)
Dongwoo Sheen (Seoul National University)


From: Kees Oosterlee <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:58:42 -0400
Subject: European Multigrid Conference (EMG2010), Italy, Sep 2010

The programme of the

10th European Multigrid Conference, EMG2010,

on the island Ischia (near Naples) in Italy,
from 19 to 23 September 2010, is now complete, see

Conference registration is open,

There are special fees for PhD students.

We are looking forward to welcome you at EMG2010!

Alfio Borzi and Kees Oosterlee


From: Katja Mombaur <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:45:53 +0200
Subject: Scientific Computing in the Cognitive Sciences, Germany, Oct 2010

Call for Participation and Posters, International Symposium
on Scientific Computing in the Cognitive Sciences
Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, Germany
October 6 - 8, 2010,

The focus of the symposium is on the modeling, simulation,
optimization, and visualization of processes related to the
Cognitive Sciences Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to measurement and performance in complex problem
solving, psychological aspects of method-based decision making,
perception and creation of art works, emotional body
language (EBL) in dynamic movements, artistic expressions in
motions, perception and action in complex environments, learning
algorithms for natural and artificial systems, numerical
cognition, function of the brain, e.g., learning and memory,
functional connectivity, psychological disorders and addiction.

Speakers: Dietrich Albert, Alain Berthoz, Emily S. Cross,
Dietrich Doerner, Marc Ernst, Tamar Flash, Joachim Funke,
Martin Giese, Coty Gonzalez, Vincent Hayward, Annette Kluge,
Katja Mombaur, Magda Osman, Marco Ragni, Sebastian Sager, Wolfgang
Schoppek, Tanja Schultz, Jean-Jacques Slotine, Philippe Souères

The Symposium is meant to bring researchers together and to
stimulate interdisciplinary research. Hence, also reports on work
in progress and presentation of challenges and obstacles are
explicitely encouraged. Participation is subject to an
invitation by the organizers. However, researchers and
practitioners (in particular young scientists) can apply for one
of the very few open places for participation and poster
presentations until July 31, 2010 (see


From: Moritz Diehl <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:03:07 -0400
Subject: OPTEC Workshop on Large-Scale Quadratic Programming, Belgium, Nov 2010

OPTEC Workshop on
Large Scale Convex Quadratic Programming -
Algorithms, Software, and Applications
Leuven, November 25 and 26, 2010

Aim of this two day workshop is to bring together scientists
working on algorithms and software for the solution of large
scale quadratic programs as they arise in numerous applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- hierarchical or distributed QP solution algorithms
- optimal first order methods
- structure exploiting interior point as well as active set
- dynamic programming and partial minimization type algorithms
- direct sparse as well as iterative linear algebra
- parallel computation

Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Yurii Nesterov
- Michael Saunders
- Stephen Wright

Abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2010
Indicate your interest on


From: Nilima Nigam <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 19:06:43 -0400
Subject: Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Waves Propagation (WAVES 2011), Vancouver, Jul 2011

The 10th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical
Aspects of Waves Propagation (Waves 2011) will be held in
Vancouver, BC from July 25th- 29th, 2011.

This conference has a long history as one of the main venues
where significant advances in the application, analysis and
computational modeling of wave phenomena are presented. It will
also be a satellite meeting to ICIAM 2011 (see, which is in Vancouver as well.

Conference themes include but are not limited to:
- forward and inverse scattering,
- fast computational techniques,
- numerical analysis,
- nonlinear wave phenomena,
- absorbing layers and approximate boundary conditions,
- analytic and semi-analytic techniques for wave problems,
- domain decomposition,
- water waves and coastal modeling,
- guided waves and random media,
- medical imaging and seismic waves.

Please check our website, which will be
updated as additional information becomes available.

You may also subscribe to our newsletter by sending an email to with subject "SUBSCRIBE WAVES 2011".

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!


From: Lois Curfman McInnes <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:47:55 -0400
Subject: Postdoc positions (2) in Comp. Material Science at Argonne National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Appointees
Laboratory for Advanced Numerical Simulations (LANS)

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for
two postdoctoral positions focusing on the development of
advanced numerical techniques and scalable software for
differential variational inequalities for the resolution of
large-scale, heterogeneous materials problems.

The successful candidates will work as part of a
multidisciplinary research team involving mathematicians,
computer scientists, computational scientists, and materials
scientists through a newly formed SciDAC-e project. The
objective is to develop scalable algorithms and software for
solving mesoscale models of heterogeneous materials and thereby
to develop predictive capabilities applicable to microstructure
evolution in materials under irradiation. The research is a
collaboration between the SciDAC TOPS Applied Mathematics Center
( and the Energy Frontier Research Center for
Materials Science of Nuclear Fuel (

Candidates should have a background in one or more of the
following: differential variational inequalities, algorithms for
solving variational inequalities, numerical algorithms and
software for partial differential equations, and materials
science modeling. Experience with parallel computing,
large-scale computational science, and phase field models for
heterogeneous materials is a plus.

The appointments will be in the MCS Division (,
which has strong programs in scientific computing, software
tools, and computational mathematics. Argonne is located in the
southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of
affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the cultural
attractions of the city.

Each candidate should submit an application via the Argonne website
( under division postdoctoral job
openings for job requisition 316475 or 316469. The application must
include a curriculum vitae; list of publications, abstracts, and

significant presentations; and the names and addresses of three

references, other than Argonne staff, who can attest to the
candidate's ability and potential.

For further information about division postdoctoral appointments
at Argonne, see the website. Questions can be addressed to Mihai
Anitescu or Lois Curfman McInnes, MCS Division, by e-mail to or


Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:15:49 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position in Numerical Analysis at ICES U. Texas & AMCSE KAUST

A postdoctoral position at the Institute for Computational
Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at
Austin and at the Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences
and Engineering (AMCSE) Division at King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is currently
available with a starting date of October 1, 2010. The candidate
will be involved in a two-year project on predictive simulation
and uncertainty quantification for flows in porous
media. Background or expertise in one or more of the following
areas will be considered when selecting candidates: Numerical
solutions of PDEs, Subsurface modeling of porous media,
Uncertainty quantification, Scientific computing, Bayesian
statistics, Verification and validation for computer simulations.
Strong interpersonal qualities from the candidate will be
appreciated as he will be working in a highly collaborative
project and will be expected to spend a third of his time in
Texas and two thirds of his time in Saudi Arabia.

Qualifications: A successful candidate preferably has completed
a Ph.D. in the field of applied mathematics or computational
engineering, or in any related to one or more of the
aforementioned areas of research. Good computational and
programming skills will be expected.

Appointment, salary, and benefits: The appointment period is two
years.Salary is $70,000/year (no income tax paid to the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia). Benefits include medical and dental insurances,
air transportation to KAUST, one round-trip airline ticket per
year to visit home country, and free housing while at KAUST.

Contacts, application material and deadlines: Interested
applicants should send their application to: Serge Prudhomme
at and Raul Tempone at

A successful application should include:
1. A full length CV including computational skills and
experiences, knowledge of software and computational tools (for
each software, please include your level of proficiency:
debutant, medium or expert), foreign languages.
2. Three professional references.

The position will remain open until filled, but the candidate is
expected to join the team on October 1, 2010.


From: Moritz Diehl <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:35:37 -0400
Subject: PhD Position in Embedded Optimization at OPTEC, KU Leuven

Open PhD position in mathematical engineering:
Embedded optimization algorithms for nonlinear model predictive
control of fast mechatronic and aerospace systems
Application deadline: July 31, 2010

The successful applicant will be granted a four year PhD position
in the electrical engineering department of K.U. Leuven, Belgium,
and work within the Optimization in Engineering Center OPTEC
( and the starting EU project

PhD supervisor will be Prof. Moritz Diehl (Principal Investigator
of OPTEC), and co-supervisors will be Prof. Jan Swevers and Hans
Joachim Ferreau.

The PhD research shall focus on the development of efficient
optimization algorithms for nonlinear MPC that are suited to run
on embedded hardware. These algorithms need to be tailored to
applications with high sampling rates in the kHz range and shall
be applied to two real-world benchmark problems: a fast
pick-and-place robot and an experimental kite carousel, see

The PhD project can build on the open-source software package
ACADO Toolkit and excellent links between
the computer scientists, and electrical and mechanical engineers
within OPTEC. Scientific exchange with the other EMBOCON partners
e.g. from ETH Zurich, Imperial College London or University of
Heidelberg, is strongly encouraged.


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 18:30:18 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 60, Iss. 9, 2010

Applied Numerical Mathematics Vol 60, Issue 9, pp877-948 (September 2010)

1. Editorial Board

2. Compensated stochastic theta methods for stochastic differential
equations with jumps. Pages 877-887, Xiaojie Wang, Siqing Gan

3. On the necessity of Nitsche term. Pages 888-902, G. Dupire,
J.P. Boufflet, M. Dambrine, P. Villon

4. Asymptotically exact a posteriori error estimates for a
one-dimensional linear hyperbolic problem. Pages 903-914 ,
Slimane Adjerid, Mahboub Baccouch

5. Block boundary value methods for delay differential equations.
Pages 915-923, Chengjian Zhang, Hao Chen

6. Piecewise linear approximations of multivariate functions:
A multiresolution-based compression algorithm suitable for circuit
implementation. Pages 924-933, Mauro Parodi, Mauro Gaggero,
Marco Storace

7. A boundedness-preserving finite-difference scheme for a damped
nonlinear wave equation. Pages 934-948, J.E. Macias-Diaz, A. Puri


From: ijnam <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 14:41:55 +0800
Subject: Contents, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling

Contents, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling
*Volume 7, Number 3*

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod. No. 3, 7 (2010)

Articles in the Issue:

Computational Methods for Boundary and Interior Layers
by N. Kopteva, E. O'Riordan and L. Vulkov
Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 7 (2010).

Regular Articles:

N. Kopteva and E. O'Riordan
Shishkin meshes in the numerical solution of singularly perturbed
differential equations, pp. 393-415.

V. B. Andreev
Pointwise approximation of corner singularities for singularly
perturbed elliptic problems with characteristic layers,
pp. 416-427.

C. Clavero, J. L. Gracia and F. Lisbona
Second order uniform approximations for the solution of time
dependent singularly perturbed reaction-diffusion systems,
pp. 428-443.

C. de Falco and E. O'Riordan
Interior layers in a reaction-diffusion equation with a
discontinuous diffusion coefficient, pp. 444-461.

C. Jung and R. Temam
Finite volume approximation of two-dimensional stiff problems,
pp. 462-476.

R. B. Kellogg and C. Xenophontos
An enriched subspace finite element method for convection-diffusion
problems, pp. 477-490.

T. Linss
A posteriori error estimation for a singularly perturbed
problem with two small parameters, pp. 491-506.

T. Linss and N. Madden
Analysis of an alternating direction method applied to singularly
perturbed reaction-diffusion problems, pp. 507-519.

L. Tobiska and C. Winkel
The two-level local projection stablization as an enriched
one-level approach, a one-dimensional study, pp. 520-534.

S. Valarmathi and J. J. H. Miller
A parameter-uniform finite difference method for singularly
perturbed linear dynamical systems, pp. 535-548.

M. Viscor and M. Stynes
A robust finite difference method for a singularly perturbed
degenerate parabolic problems, Part I, pp. 549-566.

R. Vulanovic
A uniform numerical method for a boundary-shock problem,
pp. 567-579.

L. Vulkov and A. Zadorin
Two-grid algorithms for an ordinary second order equation with
an exponential boundary layer in the solution, pp. 580-592.

L. Kaland and H.-G. Roos
Parabolic singularly perturbed problems with exponential layers:
robust discretizations using finite elements in space on
Shishkin meshes, pp. 593-606.

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