NA Digest Monday, September 20, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 38

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From: Ronald Boisvert <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:42:50 -0400
Subject: Search for Editor-in-Chief of TOMS

The ACM Publications Board has initiated a search for the next
Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
(TOMS). Both nominations of colleagues and self-nominations are
welcome. The nomination period extends to Oct 31. For more info


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:46:42 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Jurgen Moser Lecture - due October 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Jurgen Moser Lecture - due October 15

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) Jurgen
Moser Lecture is awarded every two years to a person who has made
distinguished contributions to nonlinear science. The
term "nonlinear science" includes dynamical systems theory and
its applications, as well as experiments and

The SIAG/DS will award the prize at the SIAM Conference on
Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS11), to be held May 22-26,
2011, at Snowbird, Utah. The award will include a plaque, a
certificate, a $500 cash award, and an invitation to give a
plenary lecture at the conference. In addition to reimbursement
for reasonable travel expenses, the recipient will receive a $500
honorarium for the lecture.

Previous Moser Lecturers are Yakov Sinai (2001), David
Ruelle (2003), Stephen Smale (2005), Harry Swinney (2007), and
Martin Golubitsky (2009).

Nominations should be addressed to the Jurgen Moser Lecture
Selection Committee and sent by OCTOBER 15, 2010, to Professor
John Mallet-Paret, Chair, Jurgen Moser Lecture Committee c/o
J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nominations
for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:52:35 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - J. D. Crawford Prize - due October 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - J. D. Crawford Prize - due October 15

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS)
J. D. Crawford Prize is awarded every two years for recent
outstanding work on a topic in dynamical systems and nonlinear
science, as evidenced by a publication in English in a
peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding
the year of the award. The term "nonlinear science" includes
dynamical systems theory and its applications, as well as
experiments and computations/simulations. For the 2011 award,
the paper must bear an electronic publication date in the
calendar years, 2007-2010.

The SIAG/DS will award the prize at the SIAM Conference on
Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS11), to be held May 22-26,
2011, at Snowbird, Utah. The award will include a plaque, a
certificate, and a cash award of $750. SIAM will reimburse the
recipient's reasonable travel expenses to attend the conference
and receive the award.

Previous Crawford Prize recipients are Bjorn Sandstede (2001),
Yannis G. Kevrekidis (2003), Dwight Barkley (2005), Andrew
Stuart (2007), and Arnd Scheel (2009).

Nominations, including a C.V., should be addressed to Professor
Rachel Kuske, Chair, J. D. Crawford Prize Committee, and sent by
OCTOBER 15, 2010, to Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nominations
for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: "Chernyk, Donna, Springer US" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:19:28 -0400
Subject: New book: Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics

Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics: With Applications to
Geophysics, second edition by Dale R. Durran just published.

This book is a major revision of Numerical Methods for Wave
Equations in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics; the new title of the
second edition conveys its broader scope. The second edition is
designed to serve graduate students and researchers studying
geophysical fluids, while also providing a
non-discipline-specific introduction to numerical methods for the
solution of time-dependent differential equations. The methods
considered are those at the foundation of real-world atmospheric
or ocean models, with the focus being on the essential
mathematical properties of each method. The fundamental character
of each scheme is examined in prototypical fluid-dynamical
problems like tracer transport, chemically reacting flow,
shallow-water waves, and waves in an internally stratified
fluid. The book includes exercises and is well illustrated with
figures linking theoretical analyses to results from actual
computations. Changes from the first edition include new
chapters, discussions and updates throughout. Dale Durran is
Professor and Chair of Atmospheric Sciences and Adjunct Professor
of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington. Review
from the First Edition: "This book will no doubt become a
standard within the atmospheric science community, but its
comfortable applied mathematical style will also appeal to many
interested in computing advective flows and waves. It is a
contemporary and worthy addition to the still-sparse list of
quality graduate-level references on the numerical solution of
PDEs." SIAM Review, 2000, 42, 755-756 (by David Muraki)


From: David S Watkins <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:53:45 -0400
Subject: Pacific Northwest NA Seminar, Washington, Oct 2010

The 23rd Annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar
(PNWNAS) will take place on October 2nd, 2010 at Washington State
University, Pullman, WA.

Come for a weekend getaway on the beautiful Washington Palouse.
Find out what your PNW numerical analyst friends have been up to.
Enjoy wine tasting in historic downtown Pullman. Take a hike on
scenic Kamiak Butte. Mingle with the students at Dupus Boomer's.
We hope to see you there.

There is no registration fee, but please register at to help us with our planning.

Anne Greenbaum, University of Washington
Lyudmyla Barannyk, University of Idaho
Jonathan Claridge, University of Washington
Sergey Lapin, Washington State University
Dan Li, University of British Columbia
Grady Wright, Boise State University

Visit the website for more

To receive information about future PNWNAS meetings,join the
Google group at

Organizing Committee:
David Watkins, Bob Dillon, Alan Genz, Sergey Lapin


From: Michael Heroux <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:45:13 -0400
Subject: Trilinos User Group Meeting, Albuquerque, Nov 2010

The 2010 Trilinos User Group Meeting will be held November 2-3,
2010 in Albuquerque, NM. A tutorial will be held on Monday,
November 3 and a developer meeting on November 4th.

Meeting registration is at

General information about Trilinos can be found at


From: Tamas Terlaky <>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 18:19:39 -0400
Subject: Call for papers: VOCAL 2010, Hungary, Dec 2010

The Veszprém Optimization Conference: Advanced
Algorithm (VOCAL-2010)
December 13-15, Veszprém, Hungary

The Veszprém Optimization Conference: Advanced Algorithms will be
held at the Regional Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
in Veszprém (VEAB <>), Hungary.

The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Information
Technology, Pannon University.

SCOPE: The VOCAL conference focuses on recent advances on
optimization algorithms: continuous and discrete; complexity and
convergence properties, high performance optimization software
and novel applications are reviewed as well. We aim to bring
together researchers from both the theoretical and applied
communities in the framework of a medium-scale event.

Panos M. Pardalos (Florida); Georg Pflug (Vienna)
Stratos Pistikopoulos (Imperial College);
Michael Ulbrich (TU Munchen); Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo)

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minutes talk.

Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2010.
Deadline for early registration: October 30, 2010.


From: Jan-Philipp Weiss <>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:34:01 -0400
Subject: High-perf HW-aware Comp. (HipHaC'11), San Antonio, Feb 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Second International Workshop on New Frontiers
in High-performance and Hardware-aware Computing (HipHaC'11)

to be held in conjunction with the 17th IEEE International
Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-17),
February 12, 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

This workshop aims at combining new aspects of parallel,
heterogeneous, and reconfigurable microprocessor technologies
with concepts of high-performance computing and, particularly,
numerical solution methods. Topics of interest for workshop
submissions include (but are not limited to):

* Emerging hardware architectures (Multi-/ Manycores, GPUs,
FPGAs, ...)
* High-performance heterogeneous, adaptive, and reconfigurable
* Parallelization strategies in hybrid and hierarchical setups
* Hardware-aware computing and code optimization strategies
* Virtualization and software layers for heterogeneous and
reconfigurable platforms freeing programmers from dedicated
hardware knowledge
* Architecture- and memory-aware approaches for parallel
numerical applications, implementation, and algorithm design
* Programming models, compiler techniques, and code optimization
strategies for parallel systems
* Autotuning concepts and run-time adaptivity

Paper submission: November 28, 2010

For further information please visit


From: "Peter Turner - pturner" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:13:23 -0400
Subject: Undergraduate research papers at SIAM CSE11, Feb 2011

Undergraduate Projects in Computational Science and Engineering
SIAM CSE11, Feb 28 - March 4, 2011
Reno, Nevada

As part of the activities at the SIAM Conference on Computational
Science and Engineering 2011, it is again planned to have two, or
more, sessions devoted to undergraduate research projects.

This builds on successful sessions at previous SIAM Annual and
CSE Meetings. This event has become a regular feature of SIAM's
student activities at CSE meetings. For CSE11, it is combined with
Student Days, since there is no Annual Meeting this year.

SIAM has a fund available to help with students' costs in
attending meetings. Details are at SIAM's web site:

Interested students must submit the following by e-mail
in plain text format:

(1) Title; (2) Name(s) of student(s), with affiliation;
(3) Name(s) of Advisor(s), with affiliation; (4) Brief abstract

to the organizers:
Peter Turner,
Angela Shiflet,
Ignatios Vakalis,

Deadline for submission: As soon as possible. Details must be
finalized in November to be published in the program. The number
of presentation slots is limited, so early submission is advised.


From: Jared Tanner <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 08:35:43 -0400
Subject: SPARS11, Comp. Sensing and Matrix Completion, Scotland, Jun 2011

SPARS11: Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured
Representations, June 27-30, 2011
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

SPARS11 is the fourth edition of the bi-annual meeting on the
theory and application of sparse approximation, including but not
limited to compressed sensing and matrix completion.

Plenary talks will be given by:
David L. Donoho (Stanford), Stephen J. Wright (Wisconsin),
David J. Brady (Duke), Yi Ma (Illinois), Joel Tropp (CalTech),
Remi Gribonval (INRIA), Martin Vetterli (EPFL)
Francis Bach, Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'E.N.S.

In addition to the above eight plenary speakers we welcome all
working on sparsity related topics to join us and present their
work. We will have slots available for about 70 speakers and a
poster session for those that cannot be accommodated in the talk
schedule. Speakers will be selected based upon submitted one page
extended abstracts, more details on this to appear on the webpage
in the near future. The event is subsidised by the EPSRC, LMS,
ICMS, and ECoS. Registration fees will be no more than 200 GBP
for faculty and 100 GBP for students, with this including a
conference dinner and reception. Numerous early career
researchers, primarily PhD students, will have the registration
fee waived and local accommodations provided for. Registration
details will be posted in the near future.

Organizers: Coralia Cartis, Mike Davies, and Jared Tanner


From: Slawomir Koziel <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 06:01:36 -0400
Subject: Adv in Sim-Driven Opt & Mod (ASDOM 2011), Iceland, Aug 2011

A two-day workshop on Advances in Simulation-Driven Optimization
and Modeling (ASDOM 2011) will be held at the Reykjavik
University, Iceland, between August 13th-14th, 2011. The workshop
will be focused on reviewing the state-of-the-art engineering
modeling and optimization techniques, providing a forum for
cross-disciplinary discussion, as well as promoting important
topics for the future research and development.

The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
- Simulation-driven design
- Knowledge-based methods
- Multidisciplinary design and optimization
- Optimization methods for CPU-intensive engineering problems
- Multi-fidelity analysis and optimization
- Surrogate-based modeling and optimization
- Function-approximation-based and physics-based surrogate models
- Space mapping and response correction techniques
- Approximation, interpolation and response surface methodologies
- Adjoint sensitivities in simulation-driven design
- Artificial neural network modeling of devices and systems
- Software architectures for optimization-oriented design
- Application case studies

Prospective speakers are encouraged to submit their proposals
including the talk title and abstract to the organizers. For more
information please visit the official workshop website at

Slawomir Koziel and Leifur Leifsson


From: Slawomir Koziel <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 06:07:50 -0400
Subject: CFP, Special Issue of IJMMNO: Sim-based Opt for Eng Des. Problems

Simulation-Based Optimization Techniques for Computationally
Expensive Engineering Design Problems: Special Issue of
International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical
Optimisation (IJMMNO)

This special issue of the IJMMNO focuses on the state of the art
and promotes new directions of surrogate- and knowledge-based
methodologies for efficient optimization of computationally
expensive engineering problems.

Topics include (but are not limited to):
- Computationally efficient optimization of expensive objective
- Simulation-driven design
- Function-approximation-based and physics-based surrogate models
- Surrogate-based modeling and optimization
- Multi-fidelity analysis and optimization
- Knowledge-based methods
- Response surface approximation, space mapping, response
correction methods
- Application case studies

This special issue will appear in November 2011. Manuscripts
should conform to the requirements for regular papers of
IJMMNO. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Authors
wishing to have their contribution considered for this issue
should submit their contribution in PDF format before December 1,
2010 to the guest editors.

Guest editors:
Slawomir Koziel (; Leifur Leifsson (


From: Michael Neumann <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:45:35 -0400
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Num Lin Algebra/NA, U Connecticut

Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut
invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level starting in Fall 2011. Highly qualified
candidates in all mathematical disciplines are encouraged to
apply, but logic, geometry and topology, and numerical linear
algebra and numerical analysis are areas of particular, but not
exclusive, focus of the search.

Minimum Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. in Mathematics by
August 23, 2011; and demonstrated evidence of excellent teaching
ability and outstanding research potential.

Preferred Qualifications: Research focus of logic, geometry and
topology, and numerical linear algebra and numerical analysis;
and the ability to contribute through research, teaching and/or
public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning

Position is at the Storrs campus. Candidates may have the
opportunity to work at the campuses at Avery Point, Hartford,
Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Hartford.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010, and
continue until the position is filled. Applications and at least
3 letters of reference should be submitted online at Questions or requests for further
information should be sent to the Hiring Committee at

The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer. We enthusiastically encourage
applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities,
women, and people with disabilities.


From: "Anthony T. Patera" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:27:34 -0400
Subject: Research Engineer Position, Computational Engineering, Singapore

Position Title: Research Engineer
Department: International Design Center
Location: Singapore

Job Description: This position entails (i) the development of
numerical methods for partial differential equations (PDEs), PDE
inverse problems, and PDE optimization problems, (ii) the
implementation of these methods on thin platforms such
as (Android OS) smartphones and tablets, and (iii) the
application of these deployed computational systems to parameter
estimation and the design of engineering products.

Work will be performed in collaboration with the research groups
of Professor AT Patera and Professor K Willcox at MIT. This
position will also carry the titles Research Affiliate at the
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Research
Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Requirements: The candidate should have an undergraduate or
graduate degree in engineering and a PhD degree in engineering or
mathematics, some postdoctoral research experience in
computational science and engineering, and proficiency in general
numerical methods and finite element discretization techniques.
The candidate must also have strong programming skills, a good
working knowledge of Matlab and C++, and some experience with
larger scientific software development projects; also, some
familiarity with Java and OpenGL(ES) is a plus. The candidate
should be well versed in at least one of the following fields of
engineering physics: solid mechanics, heat transfer, acoustics,
fluid dynamics.

Travel Requirements: The position will require several visits to
MIT (from Singapore) each year for an aggregate duration of
roughly 2 months to be spent at MIT each year. A travel
allowance will be provided.

The position will begin as soon as possible. Interested
applicants should submit application materials — letter of
interest, curriculum vitae, and 2 or 3 letters of recommendation
with at least one letter from an academic source — electronically
at Applications received by 15 November
2010 will be given full consideration.


From: Tamas Terlaky <>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 17:47:10 -0400
Subject: Tenure-track and Full/Associate Positions, ISE, Lehigh

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

The department invites applications for two faculty positions,
one tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level and one at the
level of Full or Associate Professor. We welcome applications
from individuals with strong backgrounds in any ISE-relevant
discipline, including industrial engineering, operations
research, systems engineering, and computer science. Candidates
for the junior position with strength in Large Scale
Computational Optimization that utilizes high-performance
computing and/or expertise in energy, healthcare, bioinformatics,
or similar application areas are especially encouraged to
apply. Candidates for the senior position with strengths in
healthcare, bioinformatics, bioengineering or similar application
areas are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate must
demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate
education, conduct an active research program with strong
external support, and be willing to explore interdisciplinary
research opportunities within the college and university.

Established in 1926, the ISE Department currently has 17
full-time faculty members, about 150 undergraduate and 165
graduate students, 40 of whom are Ph.D. students. We offer
comprehensive research and education programs at the B.S., M.S.,
and Ph.D. levels. The ISE faculty maintains an outstanding
international reputation in a variety of research areas. Active
research topics include discrete optimization, non-linear
optimization, interior point methods, conic linear optimization,
high performance computing, financial optimization,
telecommunications, and a variety of topics in logistics and
supply chain analysis.

Review of applications for the junior position will begin
December 1, 2010 and will continue until the positions are
filled. Review of applications for the senior position will be
done on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is
filled. Please visit our department web site
and follow the appropriate application submission link. The
application should include a cover letter, a statement of
research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, names and
addresses of at least three references, and representative
research paper(s). Inquiries about the senior position may be
addressed to Prof. Ted Ralphs, and for the junior
position to Prof. Robert Storer


From: Mitchell Luskin <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 09:44:23 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Multiscale NA and Computing, U Minnesota

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of
Minnesota to participate in the development and analysis
of a multiscale method for the dynamics of materials with defects.
This position is supported by the Department of Energy and
brings together researchers at the University of Minnesota
(Mitchell Luskin, Richard James, Ellad Tadmor) and the Los Alamos
National Laboratory (Art Voter, Danny Perez). We seek candidates
with strong backgrounds in continuum finite element methods,
partial differential equations, stochastic methods, and/or
molecular dynamics, although all strong candidates with an
interest in this project will be seriously considered.

The preferred start date is during the summer or fall of 2011,
and the duration is three years. Applications will be reviewed
starting Dec 1, and will remain open until the position is
filled. The candidate will teach one semester course per year.

Applicants should submit an AMS cover sheet, complete curriculum
vitae, a description of their research background and interest in
this project, and at least three letters of recommendation to under the banner Postdoc-Multiscale
Analysis and Computation. The University of Minnesota is an
Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.


From: Talal Rahman <>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:49:04 -0400
Subject: PhD Position in Comp/Applied Math at BUC, Norway

A PhD research fellowship (3-4 yrs) in the field of
computational/applied mathematics is now open at the Faculty of
Engineering, Bergen University College (BUC), Bergen, Norway. The
PhD position is a part of the research project "Multiscale Domain
Decomposition: Algorithms and Analysis" which is funded by the
Research Council of Norway. The project is a cooperation between
Uni Research (University of Bergen) and Bergen University

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with good
analytical and communication skills holding a Master degree in
computational/applied mathematics or related fields.

For further information about the position, and on how to apply,
please visit:

Application deadline is 1. October 2010.


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:00:40 +0200
Subject: Contents, BIT 50:3

Volume 50 No. 3 September 2010

A. RUHE / Editorial 451

W. AUZINGER AND F. KRAMER / On the stability and error structure
of BDF schemes applied to linear parabolic evolution equations

F.S.V. BAZÁN AND L.S. BORGES / GKB-FP: an algorithm for
large-scale discrete ill-posed problems 481

AND T. OZAKI / High order local linearization methods: An
approach for constructing A-stable explicit schemes for
stochastic differential equations with additive noise 509

K. DEBRABANT / Runge-Kutta methods for third order weak
approximation of SDEs with multidimensional additive noise 541

M. DONATELLI / Fast transforms for high order boundary conditions
in deconvolution problems 559

M.S. FLOATER / A chain rule for multivariate divided differences

K. KRAFT AND S. LARSSON / The dual weighted residuals approach to
optimal control of ordinary differential equations 587

J. KU / Pointwise error estimates for a stabilized Galerkin
method: non-selfadjoint problems 609

M. LÓPEZ-FERNÁNDEZ / A quadrature based method for evaluating
exponential-type functions for exponential methods 631

A. NAGAMINE AND J.A. CUMINATO / A collocation method for solving
singular integro-differential equations 657

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