NA Digest Sunday, November 21, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 47

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From: Marielba Rojas <>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:39:48 -0500
Subject: The Gene Golub's Photographs Project

Dear colleagues,

As the main part of a modest photo-journalism/history project,
we have gathered, scanned, and classified some photographs that
belonged to Gene Golub. They span about 20 years of Gene's life
and travels with the NA community.

The photographs can be found here:

If you remember any missing names, please let us know.

Thanks for all the memories, Gene.

Marielba Rojas
Michael Saunders


From: Joseph Grcar <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:58:51 -0800
Subject: Seeking John Todd photo

Hello NA Digest,

I am looking for a photograph of John Todd from the 1940s or 50s.
He was one of the founders of the fabled Institute for Numerical
Analysis at UCLA. John Todd and his wife Olga Taussky later were
faculty members at Cal Tech.

Joseph Grcar


From: Tom Bennison <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:45:06 +0000
Subject: Quad Precision Linear Solvers


I'm wondering if any of the NA Digest readers know of any linear
solvers (iterative or direct) for sparse matrices that can easily
be used in quad precision?

If you do, could you please email me some details at the
following email address:

Many thanks in anticipation,

Tom Bennison


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:14:42 +0000
Subject: NLEVP 2.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the
NLEVP MATLAB Toolbox, which provides a collection of nonlinear
eigenvalue problems:

It contains problems from models of real-life applications as
well as problems constructed specifically to have particular
properties. The collection is fully documented in the technical
report available at

This release contains 46 problems (up from 26 in version 1.0) and
new functionality.

The collection is intended to grow and contributions are welcome;
see the report for details of how to contribute.

Timo Betcke (University of Reading)
Nick Higham (The University of Manchester)
Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universitat Berlin)
Christian Schroeder (Technische Universitat Berlin)
Francoise Tisseur (The University of Manchester)


From: Bob Russell <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:44:53 -0500
Subject: New Book, Adaptive Moving Mesh Methods

Adaptive Moving Mesh Methods,
Weizhang Huang and Robert D. Russell,
Springer Series in Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 174
1st Edition., 2011, XVII, 432 p. 121 illus., 7 in color.,
Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-4419-7915-5

See web link:

The purpose of this book is to present the theoretical and
practical aspects of mesh adaptivity and applications for
time-dependent PDEs.

A comprehensive treatment of moving mesh methods and their basic
components, along with their application for various physical
problems, is given. The basic principles for multidimensional
mesh adaptation and their relation to the fundamental
equidistribution and alignment conditions are presented, as well
strategies for choosing the monitor function to optimize error
estimates using isotropic and anisotropic meshes.

The principles provide a unified framework for describing and
comparing the various variational and velocity-based mesh
adaptation strategies.

While emphasis is put upon on moving mesh methods, the book, with
extensive treatment of the theoretical aspects of mesh
adaptivity, can be useful to researchers who are interested in
other important types of adaptive mesh methods such as the h- and
p-adaptive methods.


From: Siddhartha Mishra <>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:34:16 -0500
Subject: Num Methods for Hyperbolic Equations, ETH Zurich, Feb 2011

Conference title: SAMHYP 2011: Numerical methods for hyperbolic
equations, Recent trends and Future directions.

Venue: ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Dates: February 18-19, 2011.

Description: This two day conference be organized to mark the
65th birthday and the subsequent retirement of Professor Rolf
Jeltsch and we envisage it as an occasion to honor the numerous
contributions of Professor Jeltsch to numerical analysis.

* Analysis of numerical schemes for hyperbolic conservation laws
* Computational modeling of plasmas
* Uncertainty quantification for parametric conservation laws

Invited Speakers:
RémiAbgrall (INRIA Bordeaux), Timothy J.Barth (NASA),
Björn Engquist (U. Texas), Martin Gutknecht (ETH Zurich),
Smadar Karni (U. Michigan), Philippe G. LeFloch (U. Paris),
Randall J. LeVeque (U. Washington), Siegfried Müller (RWTH Aachen),
Olavi Nevanlinna (Helsinki U. Technology),
Giovanni Russo (U. Catania), Achim Schroll (S. Denmark Univ.),
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown Univ.), Eitan Tadmor (U. Maryland),
Tao Tang Hong Kong Baptist Univ.), Manuel Torrilhon (RWTH Aachen),

There will be a contributed poster session.

Details are available from the webpage:

Organizers: Siddhartha Mishra and Christoph Schwab (ETH Zurich)


From: Luis Nunes Vicente <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 07:48:05 -0500
Subject: Course/Workshop on Optim in Machine Learning, May 2011

Summer Course and Workshop on Optimization in Machine Learning
May 31 - June 7, 2011
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Summer Course on Optimization in Machine Learning (May 31-June 4).
Workshop on Optimization in Machine Learning (June 6-7).

The Summer Course will be given by Katya Scheinberg (Lehigh
University) and Nati Srebro (Toyota Technological Institute at
Chicago) and will introduce a range of machine learning models
and optimization tools that are used to apply these models in
practice. For the students with some Machine Learning background
the course will introduce what lies behind the optimization tools
often used as a black box as well as an understanding of the
trade-offs of numerical accuracy and theoretical and empirical
complexity. For the students with some Optimization background
this course will introduce a variety of applications arising in
Machine Learning and Statistics as well as novel optimization
methods targeting these applications. Plenary speakers already
confirmed for the workshop include Kristin P. Bennett, Inderjit
S. Dhillon, and Lieven Vandenberghe.

One will be able to reimburse the travel and lodging expenses of
a number of students (Portuguese or US citizens and permanent

The deadline for the course registration is March 31, 2011. For
course and workshop registration please send email to


From: Martin Vohralik <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:46:54 -0500
Subject: Finite Volumes for Complex Appl VI, Prague, Jun 2011

The International Symposium on

Finite Volumes for Complex Applications VI

will be held from June 6 to June 10 in Prague, Czech
Republic. Confirmed invited speakers are

* Daniele DI PIETRO, IFP Energies nouvelles, France
* Jérôme DRONIOU, University Montpellier, France
* Alexandre ERN, Paris-Est University, France
* Bernard GEURTS, University of Twente, The Netherlands
* Jean-Claude LATCHÉ, IRSN, France
* Jinghai LI, Chinese Academy of Science, China
* Richard LISKA, CTU Prague, Czech Republic
* Mohammed SEAID, University of Durham, UK

For all details, we invite to consult the conference web page

On behalf of the local organizers,

Martin Vohralik


From: Pierre Gremaud <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 09:15:31 -0500
Subject: SAMSI/Sandia UQ Summer School, Albuquerque, Jun 2011

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences
Institute (SAMSI) and the Sandia National Laboratories will offer
a Summer School on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in
Albuquerque, NM, on June 20-24, 2011. This event will precede the
year long SAMSI UQ program:

Participants will receive not only an overview of the fast
developing field of UQ but also specific skills related to data
assimilation, sensitivity analysis and the statistical analysis
of rare events. Theoretical concepts and methods will be
illustrated on concrete examples and applications from both
nuclear engineering and climate modeling.

The main lecturers are:
Dan Cacuci (N.C. State University): data assimilation and
applications to nuclear engineering
Dan Cooley (Colorado State University): statistical analysis of
rare events
Doug Nychka (NCAR): data assimilation and applications in climate
Dongbin Xiu (Purdue University): sensitivity analysis and
polynomial chaos for differential equations

Workshop Organizers:
Don Estep (Colorado State)
Jim Stewart (Sandia)
Pierre Gremaud (SAMSI)


From: Andrea Cangiani <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:33:50 +0000
Subject: ENUMATH Conference, Leicester, UK, Sep 2011

The Local Organizing Committee is delighted to welcome you to the

ENUMATH 2011 Conference at the University of Leicester.

The European Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications
(ENUMATH) conferences are a forum for discussion of basic aspects
and new trends in numerical mathematics and challenging
scientific and industrial applications on the highest level of
international expertise.

Invited Speakers: J.-F. Gerbeau (France), V. Girault (France),
I. Graham (UK), T. Lelievre (France), V. Simoncini (Italy),
C.-W. Shu (USA), A. Stuart (UK), S. Turek (Germany),
K. Urban (Germany), R. Winther (Norway)

A Public Lecture will be given by: N. J. Higham (UK)

We invite submissions for minisymposia and contributed talks.

More information, including the format for minisymposia and
contributed talks, can be found at the conference website:

The Local Organising Committee: A. Cangiani, R.L. Davidchack,
E.H. Georgoulis, A. Gorban, J. Levesley, M. Tretyakov

Important Dates:
Minisymposium Proposal Deadline: 25 February 2011
Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 April 2011
Early Registration Deadline: 18 June 2011


From: Giuseppe Rodriguez <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:28:15 +0100
Subject: SC2011, Intl Conf on Scientific Computing, Italy, Oct 2011

International Conference on Scientific Computing 2011 (SC2011)

dedicated to Claude Brezinski and Sebastiano Seatzu on the
occasion of their 70th birthday, and, at the same time, the 20th
anniversary of the Springer journal Numerical Algorithms.

October 10-14, 2011.

The themes of the conference will cover all aspects of numerical
analysis and applied mathematics. Special sessions will be
devoted to selected topics.

The web site of the Conference is

The Conference will be held at Hotel Flamingo
(, a tourist resort located
in S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy. An agreement has been
reached with the Hotel to obtain special reduced prices for
full board accommodation.

We are asking people interested in attending the Conference and
receiving more information, to fill out the preregistration form
available at the web page

Those requesting more information can contact us at the email

Michela Redivo-Zaglia and Giuseppe Rodriguez
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,


From: Edward Swim <>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:28:35 -0500
Subject: CFP: Special Issue on Math and Comp Meth for FSI

Call for Papers: Journal of Applied Mathematics, Special Issue on
Mathematical and Computational Methods for Fluid-Structure

Guest Editors: Padmanabhan Seshaiyer (George Mason),
Saikat Dey (NRL), Rainald Lohner (George Mason),
Edward Swim (Sam Houston State)

We invite the contribution of articles that present mathematical
and computational developments in the area of fluid-structure
interactions from a broad spectrum of technical domains.
Additionally, we are interested in analytic approaches as well as
numerical approaches that employ both fully coupled methods that
produce optimal rates of convergence and weakly coupled methods
where different approximation techniques are used in each
sub-domain and high levels of computational efficiency are
observed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Fluid-structure interaction theory, Dynamic wing aeroelasticity,
Incompressible biofluid mechanics, Co-rotational approaches,
Computational fluid dynamics, Domain decomposition methods,
Dynamic mesh schemes, Advances in parallelization techniques, ALE
formulations, Immersed boundary methods

Guidelines for submitting an electronic manuscript can be found

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: January 15, 2011
First Round of Reviews: April 15, 2011
Publication Date: July 15, 2011


From: "Randall J. LeVeque" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:24:51 -0500
Subject: USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
on "High-Resolution Computational Modeling of Floods, Avalanches,
Debris Flows and Ash Clouds"

We are soliciting applicants to work on the above topic at the
Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) in Vancouver, WA (near
Portland and Mount St. Helens). This would involve mathematical
modeling and the development of robust adaptive mesh refinement
strategies for complex geophysical flows, in the context of the
GeoClaw software (

Mentors: Roger Denlinger (,
Richard Iverson (, and
Randall LeVeque (

Applications are due December 30, 2010. Those wishing to apply
are encouraged to contact one of the mentors in advance.

For more details see:

The Mendenhall Research Fellowship is a prestigious postdoctoral
award to work at a USGS laboratory on a specific research
project. For more about the program and other research


From: Ivan Markovsky <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:46:44 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Num Methods at Univ of Southampton

A post-doctoral research position on Numerical Methods for
Structured Low-rank Approximation is available from January 2011
in the Information: Signals, Images, Systems (ISIS) research
group of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).
The position is funded by an ERC starting grant and is offered
initially for three years, with an extension of two more years.

The key objectives of the project are: data approximation by
low-complexity models and model-free data processing. Specific
topics of interest are: effective heuristics for low-rank
approximation, robust and efficient local optimisation methods,
recursive identification methods, and application of low-rank
approximation in systems and control, signal and image
processing, computer algebra, and machine learning.

We are looking for applicants with strong background in linear
algebra and optimization, having ample experience in numerical
software development. Knowledge in system theory,
identification, signal processing, machine leaning, and computer
algebra is an asset.

Informal enquiries regarding the position and applications should
be submitted to Ivan Markovsky ( The required
application documents are:
- CV,
- summary of PhD thesis (1 page),
- statement of current research (1 page), and
- names and addresses of two references.

The closing date for applications is 7th January 2011.


From: Francoise Tisseur <>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 12:04:39 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Position at The University of Manchester

School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester
Research Associate, Ref: EPS/11247
Closing date: December 16, 2010.

Applications are invited for a research associate post on the
EPSRC-funded project "Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems: Theory and
Numerics". The project involves the development of numerical
methods for polynomial eigenvalue problems.

Applicants should have completed or be in the process of
completing a PhD or equivalent qualification in Mathematics,
and have experience of research in matrix analysis or in numerical
linear algebra.

The post is available for thirty months from 1 February 2011.
Salary GBP 28,983 - 35,646 p.a.

Informal enquiries should be directed to
Dr Francoise Tisseur
tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 5823

Application forms and further particulars are available from


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:08:40 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 61(1)

Applied Numerical Mathematics
Volume 61, Issue 1, Pages 1-148 (January 2011)

1. Editorial Board

2. A finite volume spectral element method for solving
magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations. Pages 1-23
Fatemeh Shakeri, Mehdi Dehghan

3. Adaptive sparse grid algorithms with applications to
electromagnetic scattering under uncertainty. Pages 24-37
Meilin Liu, Zhen Gao, Jan S. Hesthaven

4. On Numerov's method for a class of strongly nonlinear
two-point boundary value problems. Pages 38-52
Yuan-Ming Wang

5. Higher order optimization and adaptive numerical solution for
optimal control of monodomain equations in cardiac
electrophysiology. Pages 53-65
Chamakuri Nagaiah, Karl Kunisch

6. A dimensional split preconditioner for Stokes and linearized
Navier-Stokes equations. Pages 66-76
Michele Benzi, Xue-Ping Guo

7. Iterative adaptive RBF methods for detection of edges in
two-dimensional functions. Pages 77-91
Jae-Hun Jung, Sigal Gottlieb, Saeja Oh Kim

8. Numerical solutions of a two-phase membrane problem. Pages
F. Bozorgnia

9. Optimization, resolution and application of composite compact
finite difference templates. Pages 108-130
Stephen A. Jordan

10. Jacobi spectral solution for integral algebraic equations of
index-2. Pages 131-148
M. Hadizadeh, F. Ghoreishi, S. Pishbin


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:01:12 -0500
Subject: Contents, J. of Complexity, 26(6)

Journal of Complexity

Volume 26, Issue 6, December 2010



Daniel Rudolf wins the 2010 Information-Based Complexity Young
Researcher Award

2011 Information-Based Complexity Young Researcher Award


Inexact Newton-type methods
I.K. Argyros, S. Hilout

Optimal recovery of isotropic classes of twice differentiable
multivariate functions
V.F. Babenko, S.V. Borodachov, D.S. Skorokhodov

A lifting and recombination algorithm for rational factorization
of sparse polynomials
M. Weimann

The Gelfand widths of ℓp-balls for 0<p≤1
S. Foucart, A. Pajor, H. Rauhut, T. Ullrich

Radial kernels and their Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces
C. Scovel, D. Hush, I. Steinwart, J. Theiler


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:29:55 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 23(12)


Volume 23, Issue 12, December 2010

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

Pages: 2977--3250

Some results on homoclinic and heteroclinic connections in planar
Armengol Gasull, Hector Giacomini and Joan Torregrosa

On the stability of single and multiple droplets for equations of
thin film type.
Ka-Luen Cheung and Kai-Seng Chou

Oscillatory damping in long-time evolution of the surface
quasi-geostrophic equations with generalized viscosity: a
numerical study.
Koji Ohkitani and Takashi Sakajo

An improved estimate for the number of zeros of Abelian integrals
for cubic Hamiltonians.
Emil Horozov and Ana Mihajlova

A partially strong solution to the steady Navier--Stokes
equations for compressible barotropic fluid with generalized
impermeability boundary conditions.
Olivier Muzereau, Ji\v{r}\' \i Neustupa and Patrick Penel

Resonance near border-collision bifurcations in piecewise-smooth,
continuous maps.
D J W Simpson and J D Meiss

Spikes and diffusion waves in a one-dimensional model of
Grzegorz Karch and Kanako Suzuki

Emergent behaviour of a generalized Viscek-type flocking model.
Seung-Yeal Ha, Eunhee Jeong and Moon-Jin Kang

Exact multiplicity of nematic states for an Onsager model.
Marcello Lucia and Jesenko Vukadinovic

On the behaviour of Navier--Stokes equations near a possible
singular point.
Kyungkeun Kang and Jihoon Lee

Hopf bifurcation on a sphere.
Rachel Sigrist

Network periodic solutions: full oscillation and rigid synchrony.
Martin Golubitsky, David Romano and Yunjiao Wang


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