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From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 10:39:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Some Open Questions Regarding Horner's Method

As you know Horner's method for evaluating an nth degree polynomial uses n
multiplications and n additions. Half the multiplications can be saved by =
preconditioning, Motzkin [1955], Belaga [1958]. A second Horner algorithm
computes all the normalized derivatives of a polynomial in n(n+1)/2
multiplication and n(n+1)/2 additions. Mary Shaw and I showed that this co=
be done with a linear number of multiplications and divisions (M/D) [1974].
More precisely, (3n-2) M/D are sufficient. About n/2 M/D are saved by de Jo=
and van Leeuwen [1975].

As I was telling my class about these results the following questions occur=
to me. Can the number of M/D be decreased if preconditioning is permitted? =
what? Or can it be shown preconditioning does not help? Is there a lower bo=
on the number of multiplications and divisions with or without precondition=
I'm asking about results for all n. There is a separate stream of asymptot=

There are other open questions concerning this elementary problem.


From: "Gulver Karamemis" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:06:58 -0500
Subject: Optimization Test Problems Website

Professor Stan Uryasev from the University of Florida has created the websi=
containing optimization test problems in various engineering areas. Here is=
link: .

The library of test optimization problems in various engineering areas is p=
for benchmarking purposes. Optimization problems are mostly based on real-l=
projects. Each problem is presented with problem description, input data, a=
calculation results in Portfolio Safeguard (PSG) format. PSG format is sel=
because all considered nonlinear functions are pre-coded and mathematically
clearly specified (e.g., Variance, Maximum, VaR, CVaR, Drawdown, Cardinalit=
and Relative Entropy).

The problems are grouped as follows (some listed under several headings):

- Financial Engineering
- Logistics
- Medical Applications
- Stochastic Programming
- Advanced Statistics


From: JFahlke <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 07:58:09 -0500
Subject: DUNE Spring Course, Germany, Mar 2011

The Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment (DUNE) is a software
framework for the numerical solution of partial differential equations with
grid-based methods. Using generic programming techniques it strives for bot=
high flexibility (efficiency of the programmer) and high performance
(efficiency of the program). DUNE provides, among other things, a large
variety of local mesh refinement techniques, a scalable parallel programmin=
model, an ample collection of finite element methods and efficient linear

This one week course will provide an introduction to the most important DUN=
modules. At the end the attendees will have a solid knowledge of the
simulation workflow from mesh generation and implementation of finite eleme=
and finite volume methods to visualization of the results. Successful
participation requires knowledge of object-oriented programming using C++
including generic programming with templates. A solid background on numeric=
methods for the solution of PDEs is expected.

Registration deadline: Sunday February 27 2011
Dates: March 21 2011 - March 25 2011

Course venue: Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 350/368
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Cost: The cost for this course is 150 Euros including course material, coff=
and lunch breaks as well as course dinner on Wednesday. Free for members of
the University of Heidelberg.

For registration and further information see


From: Ronald Kriemann <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 07:31:24 -0500
Subject: Comp. Methods in Multi-dim. Appl., Leipzig, Mar 2011

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences organises the
conference on

Computational Methods in Multi-dimensional Applications

in Leipzig (Germany), March 9-11 2011, in honor of Boris Khoromskij's
60th birthday.

Invited speakers are
* Steffen Boerm (Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel)
* Yuli Eidelman (Tel-Aviv University)
* Heinz-Juergen Flad (Technische Universitaet Berlin)
* Lars Grasedyck (Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen)
* Ulrich Langer (Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Linz)
* Christian Lubich (Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen)
* Jens Markus Melenk (Technische Universitaet Wien)
* Ivan Oseledets (Inst. of Num. Math., RAS Moscow)
* Stefan Sauter (Universitaet Zuerich)
* Reinhold Schneider (Technische Universitaet Berlin)
* Ernst Stephan (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover)
* Eugene Tyrtyshnikov (Inst. of Num. Math., RAS Moscow)
* Wolfgang Wendland (Universitaet Stuttgart)
* Gabriel Wittum (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt)
* Harry Yserentant (Technische Universitaet Berlin)

Scientific Committee:
* Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI MIS Leipzig)
* Reinhold Schneider (TU Berlin)
* Eugene Tyrtyshnikov (INM RAS, Moscow)



From: "Andrianov, Igor" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:55:37 -0500
Subject: CISM School: Modern Asymp. Appr., Germany, Apr 2011

Advanced School "Modern asymptotic approaches in Nonlinear Dynamics"
coordinated by I.V. Andrianov (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) will take
place at CISM, Udine, April 11-15, 2011.

The course is intended for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in Civil a=
Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Physics, academic and indus=
researchers, which are interested in conducting research in the topic.

Applicants must apply at least one month before the beginning of the course=
Application forms should be sent on-line through our web site: or by post.

The Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) and the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) offer support to German students.

Information is available at
CISM, Palazzo del Torso - Piazza Garibaldi 18
33100 Udine (Italy)

tel. +39 0432 248511
fax +39 0432 248550


With best regards,
Igor Andrianov


From: Lehel Banjai <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 12:58:33 -0500
Subject: Conference on TDBIE at MPI, Leipzig, May 2011

Second announcement of a three-day meeting on:

"Time Domain Boundary Integral Equations: Algorithms, Analysis, Application=

that will take place in Leipzig at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics=
the Sciences from 4th-6th May 2011.

The invited speakers are:

* Toufic Abboud (Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, France)
* Patrick Joly (INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt, France)
* Christian Lubich (University of T=FCbingen, Germany)
* Daniel Weile (University of Delaware, USA)

The topics include but are not restricted to:

* Boundary integral equations for wave propagation phenomena
* Boundary integral equations for parabolic problems
* Time and space Galerkin methods and Convolution Quadrature
* Fast methods and parallel computation

The extended date for abstract submission is February 20. Deadline for
registration is February 28. There will be no conference fee. The registrat=
and abstracts can be emailed to For further information=

The organizers:
Francisco-Javier Sayas, U. Delaware, Lehel Banjai, MPI Leipzig


From: Dirk Nuyens <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:03:47 -0500
Subject: High-Dim. Approx. (HDA 2011), Germany, Jun 2011

The fourth Workshop on High-Dimensional Approximation will take place
June 26-30, 2011 at the University of Bonn, Germany.

The workshop covers current research on all numerical aspects of
high-dimensional problems. The scope ranges from high-dimensional approxima=
theory over computational methods to engineering and scientific application=
Participation is open to all interested in high-dimensional computational
mathematics and science.

Registration and abstract submission are now open, visit the website:

Scientific committee:
* Jochen Garcke (Matheon & TU Berlin, Germany)
* Michael Griebel (U Bonn & Fraunhofer SCAI, Germany)
* Max Gunzburger (Florida State U, USA)
* Wolfgang Hackbusch (Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Germany)
* Markus Hegland (ANU, Australia)
* Frances Kuo (UNSW, Australia)
* Christoph Schwab (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
* Ian Sloan (UNSW, Australia)
* Henryk Wozniakowski (Columbia U, USA & Warsaw U, Poland)
* Harry Yserentant (TU Berlin, Germany)

The workshop is embedded in the Hausdorff Trimester Program on
Analysis and Numerics for High-Dimensional Problems.

The organizers,
Dirk Nuyens (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Christian Rieger (U Bonn, Germany).


From: Roumen Anguelov <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:33:13 -0500
Subject: BIOMATH 2011, Bulgaria, Jun 2011

The International Conference on Mathematical Method and Models in Bioscienc=
(BIOMATH 2011) will take place from 15 to 18 June 2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria. =
It is
devoted to recent research in biosciences based on applications of mathemat=
as well as mathematics applied to or motivated by such applications. It is =
multidisciplinary meeting forum for researchers who apply mathematical tool=
s and
methods of analysis to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of biolog=
ecology, medicine, biotechnology and bioengineering.

Participants: Contributed talks in any of these fields are invited for
presentation at the conference. Participants need to submit a one-page abst=
on or before 30 April 2011. The abstract have to indicate clearly the
significance of the reported results for the advancement of knowledge in
bioscience and/or biotechnology.

Venue: Institute of Chemical Engineering and Institute of Mathematics and
Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia Proceedings: Accepted
presentations shall be published in special issues of life science journals=

History: The conference continues a tradition of scientific meetings on
Biomathematics held in Sofia since 1995. It is supported by several researc=
units of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) such as the Institute of
Mathematics and Informatics, the Institute of Information and Communication
Technologies, the Institute of Microbiogy, the Institute of Chemical
Engineering, as well as the Section of Biomathematics and Scientific Comput=
of the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians.

Keynote speakers: (confirmed so far) Venko Beshkov (BAS), Yves Dumont (CIRA=
France), Ralitza Georgieva (Yale, USA), Weldon Lodwick, (Colorado, USA), Hr=
Kojouharov (Texas, USA), Ilza Pyzheva (BAS), Santjago Shnell (Michigan, USA=

Conference website:


From: Jared Tanner <>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 08:10:30 -0500
Subject: SPARS11, Edinburgh, 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 compresse=
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 slo=
available for 66 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 which are due by April 1st 2011.

The event is subsidised by the EPSRC, LMS, ICMS, ECoS, and INRIA. Registrat=
fees are 70 GBP for doctoral and masters students, and 140 GBP for faculty,
postdocs, and industry representatives. Registration due by May 15th 2011.

Support is available to provide free accommodations for approximately thirt=
early career researchers.

Organizers: Coralia Cartis, Mike Davies, and Jared Tanner


From: Erik Kropat <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 10:47:22 -0500
Subject: Power Control and Opt. (PCO 2011), Dubai, Jun 2011


5th Global Conference on
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 1-3, 2011

Objective of the PCO'2011 conference is contemporary and original research =
educational development in the area of electrical power engineering, contro=
systems and methods of optimization. Presentations of interest may include=
, but
are not limited to:

Hybrid renewable energy and energy saving; Future energy planning and
environment; Power quality, protection and reliability; Scheduling, distrib=
and chaos; Controllers, drives and machine design; Mechatronics and nano
physics; NEMS and MEMS; Simulators and software engineering; Soft computing=
computational intelligence; Fuzzy and hybrid optimization; Healthcare and s=
processing; Artificial immune systems & neural networks; Game theory and
continuous optimization; Evolutionary algorithms & economics; Operations
research and management; Industrial Informatics and management; Production
design and rough sets; Line, pattern searches and decision making; Cams & g=
design and optimum valves; Network, mobile and wireless communication;
Scheduling and assignment problems; Structure and micro-transportation;

Important Dates:
- Submission of full papers 01/03/11
- Notification with peer review 20/03/11
- Camera ready paper 25/04/11
- Registration with full payment 30/04/11.


From: Ana Luisa Custodio <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:47:53 +0000
Subject: Optimization 2011, Portugal, Jul 2011

Optimization 2011
Lisbon (Caparica), Portugal
July 24-27, 2011

Department of Mathematics
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Optimization 2011 is the seventh edition of a series of Optimization
international conferences held every three or four years, in Portugal.
This meeting aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
from different areas and with distinct backgrounds, but with common
interests in optimization. This conference series has international
recognition as an important forum of discussion and exchange of
ideas, being organized under the auspices of APDIO (the Portuguese
Operations Research Society).

In this edition, we feel honored to celebrate the 60th anniversary
of our dear colleague Joaquim Joao Judice (Univ. of Coimbra).

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Gilbert Laporte | HEC Montreal
Jean Bernard Lasserre | LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse
Jose Mario Martinez | State University of Campinas
Mauricio G.C. Resende | AT&T Labs - Research
Nick Sahinidis | Carnegie Mellon University
Stephen J. Wright | University of Wisconsin

Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2011

For additional information:


From: Heike Fassbender <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:03:07 -0500
Subject: Abstract deadline (Feb 15): ILAS, Germany, Aug 2011

The 2011 ILAS Conference =93Pure and Applied Linear Algebra: The New Genera=
will take place in Braunschweig, Germany, at the Technische Universit=E4t
Braunschweig August 22 - 26, 2011. This conference will have a special emph=
on young researchers, which will be reflected by predominantly young plenar=
speakers as well as young researchers=92 minisymposia.

In particular, 7 young researchers minismposia with in all 40 talks have be=
selected from the proposals received:
1. =93Max-plus Linearity and its Applications in Computer Science and
Scheduling=94, Rob M.P. Goverde and Sergei Sergeev
2. =93The Theory of Orbits in Numerical Linear Algebra and Control Theory=
Fernando De Ter=E1n and Marta Pe=F1a
3. =93Matrix Means: Theory and Computation=94, Miklos Palfia and Bruno Iann=
4. =93Modern Methods for PDE Eigenvalue Problems=94, Joscha Gedicke and
Agnieszka Miedlar
5. =93Combinatorial Matrix Theory=94, Minerva Catral and Amy Wangsness Wehe
6. =93Numerical Methods for the Solution of Algebraic Riccati Equations=94,
Frederico Poloni and Timo Reis
7. =93Parallel Computing in Numerical Linear Algebra=94, Alfredo Remon & Je=
ns Saak

We are excited about so many promising young researchers in our field and h=
that you will share this excitement with us. This sets an ideal stage for
fruitful interaction between the young researchers and (more) experienced o=

Individuals who are interested in presenting a contributed talk at the 2011=
conference are asked to download the LaTeX-template-files from www.ilas2011=
(click on abstract submission) and to follow the guidelines stated in the
files. For consideration, the abstract has to be submitted by February, 15
2011. Authors will be notified by email about accepted contributed talks by
March 30, 2011, See for more information.


From: Colin Cotter <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 03:35:42 -0500
Subject: Mathematics of the Climate System, Reading, Sep 2011

The UK Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is organising
a Conference on the Mathematics of the Climate System, to be held at the
University of Reading on 12-15 September 2011.

Conference organisers:
Paul Williams (Reading)
Mike Cullen (UK Met Office)
Colin Cotter (Imperial College London)
Christopher Ferro (Exeter)
David Stainforth (LSE)
Mike Davey (UK Met Office)
Jon Huthnance (NOC Liverpool)

Confirmed invited speakers include:
Michael Ghil (Ecole Normale Sup=E9rieure, France and UCLA, USA)
Daan Crommelin (CWI, The Netherlands)
Chris Jones (Warwick, UK)
Jonathan Rougier (Bristol, UK)

The conference themes include stochastic model reduction, metastability,
low frequency variability, time-series analysis, bifurcations,
statistics, emulators, and Bayesian methods. The conference website
will go live shortly at
and a call for abstracts will also follow shortly.


From: JensRckert <>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 04:52:57 -0500
Subject: Chemnitz FEM Symposium, Germany, Sep 2011

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to the

24th Chemnitz FEM Symposium
September 28 - 30, 2011

Scientific Topics: Finite Elements, including (but not limited to)
adaptive methods, parallel implementations, high order methods.

This year special emphasis is on:
* Hp-FEM and Applications
* Variational Inequalities
* Saddle Point Problems

Invited Speakers:
* Alexander D=FCster (Technische Universit=E4t Hamburg-Harburg)
* Ernst P. Stephan (Leibniz Universit=E4t Hannover)
* Walter Zulehner (Johannes Kepler Universit=E4t Linz)

Deadlines, Registration and further Information:


With best regards,
Arnd Meyer
on behalf of the organising committee


From: Marc Alexander Schweitzer
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 04:44:51 -0500
Subject: Meshfree Methods for PDEs, Germany, Oct 2011

Sixth International Workshop on
Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Date: October 4-6, 2011
Location: Bonn, Germany


Deadlines and Important Dates:
May 15, 2011 Early Registration and Abstract submission
July 1, 2011 Confirmation and Program

While contributions in all aspects of meshfree and particle methods are
invited, some of the key topics to be featured are

- Application of meshfree, particle, generalized/extended finite element
methods e.g. to
- multiscale problems
- problems with multiple discontinuities and singularities
- problems in high-dimensions
- Coupling of meshfree methods, finite element methods, particle methods,
and finite difference methods
- Parallel computation in meshfree methods
- Mathematical theory of meshfree, generalized finite element, and
particle methods
- Fast and stable domain integration methods
- Enhanced treatment of boundary conditions
- Identification and characterization of problems where meshfree methods
have clear advantage over classical approaches


From: Shan Zhao <>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 11:10:12 -0500
Subject: CFP: Math. Methods for Images and Surfaces 2011

The International Journal of Biomedical Imaging (IJBI) will publish a speci=
issue entitled =91Mathematical Methods for Images and Surfaces 2011=92. See=

The scope of this special issue is to create an excellent media for researc=
from engineering, biological, and mathematical sciences to report novel
mathematical and computational models, methods, and results, with applicati=
to biomedical imaging, biomedical engineering, and biological science. Orig=
papers and high-quality review articles on a wide range of topics in images=
surfaces are solicited for this special issue. Potential topics include, bu=
are not limited to:
Geometric flows, higher-order curvature flows, gradient flows for image and
surface analysis; Mumford-Shah functional; Level set methods and their
applications; Wavelets, frames and multiresolution analysis; Mathematical
algorithms for images and surfaces; Image edge detection, segmentation, pat=
recognition, video analysis and processing; Computational methods for
biomedical imaging; Algorithms for bioluminescence imaging, fluorescent
imaging, PET imaging, ultrasound imaging, MRI and tomography; Computational
methods for anatomy; Mathematical analysis of protein and membrane surfaces

Authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which a=
located at Prospecti=
authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript throu=
the journal Manuscript Tracking System at .

Manuscript Due June 1, 2011
First Round of Reviews September 1, 2011
Publication Date December 1, 2011

Please note the journal=92s policy on Article Processing Charges, see


From: Dick den Hertog <>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:49:17 -0500
Subject: Special Issue of OMS: Kees Roos 70th Birthday

Call for Contributions to
Special Issue of Optimization Methods and Software (OMS) in honor of Kees
Roos 70th birthday

We invite articles on all aspects within the scope of OMS as summarized on
the Taylor & Francis website
However, submissions in the area of interior-point methods for various
optimization problems, and applications of linear and nonlinear optimizatio=
methods are especially welcome. Throughout his career Kees Roos has had
numerous and significant contributions in these areas of research.

All manuscripts should conform to the OMS style regulations.
Submissions are due by April 30, 2011, via the manuscript central portal

Tamas Terlaky, Goran Lesaja, Etienne de Klerk, Dick den Hertog


From: Carmen Langel <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 11:58:23 -0500
Subject: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist Position at Iowa

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, has an immediate
opening for an Assistant/Associate Research Scientist. A PhD in Mechanical
or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline is required. For
a full position description and list of required and desired qualifications=
visit our website at and refer to requisition #59056.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
and encourages applications from women and minorities. Application deadlin=
is February 24, 2011.


From: "Fran Moshiri" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:12:34 -0600
Subject: Postdoc Instructorship Position at Rice University

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University

The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics,,
invites applications for postdoctoral instructorships including Pfeiffer
Instructorships. All instructors in the Department are appointed for two
academic years, with possible extension for a third year. The term of
appointment may begin at any time after July 1, 2011. Candidates should ha=
ve a
PhD in Applied Mathematics and have demonstrated potential for excellence i=
both research and teaching.

Instructors teach one lecture course each semester, and conduct research in
collaboration with a faculty mentor. The Pfeiffer Instructorships honor
Professor Emeritus Paul Pfeiffer, a founding member of the department.

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of
excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education.=
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research programs=
optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse problems,
mathematical biology, and partial differential equations. Interdisciplinar=
work is a fundamental aspect of the Department's program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and descripti=
of research plans and teaching experience to

Staffing Committee - Postdoctoral Instructorships
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
MS 134
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston Texas 77005-1892

At least three letters of reference are required; the candidate should have
these sent directly to the above address.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.


From: Christophe Prieur <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:07:00 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Systems and Control at INRIA, France

A post-doc position on observer design for nonsmooth dynamical systems, whi=
will take place at INRIA Grenoble, France is available. Please do not hesit=
to circulate this offer to any PhD student who defended his/her thesis afte=
September 2010, or who plans to defend it in 2011. PhD students in Systems =
Control or Applied Maths, with a background in hybrid systems, nonsmooth
dynamical systems analysis and/or control, are most welcome.

Fore more informations, please visit:

Bernard Brogliato
Christophe Prieur


From: Roummel Marcia <>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:48:16 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Opt. at Univ of California, Merced

The University of California, Merced invites applications for a Postdoctora=
Scholar position in optimization. The Postdoctoral Scholar must hold a Ph.=
in applied mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science or a relat=
field. The ideal candidate will have research experience in optimization th=
linear algebra, and/or signal processing. The Postdoctoral Scholar will wo=
rk on
funded projects to develop, implement, and test numerical methods for
reconstructing signals in compressive sensing settings. The Postdoctoral
Scholar will also be expected to help mentor graduate students working on
related projects and participate in research leading to publications in top
journals. The appointment, which can begin immediately, will be for a one-y=
contract with potential for renewal.

The full announcement can be found at

To apply, go to

For further information, contact Prof. Roummel Marcia (


From: Peter Richtarik <>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:54:24 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions in Optimization at Univ of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in
Optimization in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

Start: Fall 2011, Duration: each post for 2 years, Closing date: March 3, 2=

Post 1: The successful applicant will be developing novel first-order
optimization algorithms and applying them to solving very large scale probl=
arising in digital economy. Expertise in the theory and implementation of
mathematical optimization techniques is essential. Prior work in the area o=
modern accelerated gradient methods, sparse optimization, iteration complex=
analysis, engineering applications and/or experience with high performance
computing constitutes an advantage. The fellow will work closely with Dr Pe=
Richtarik. [reference # 3014079]

Post 2: The successful applicant will be developing novel matrix-free
interior-point algorithms and applying them to solving very large scale pro=
arising in digital economy. Expertise in the theory and implementation of
interior-point methods and prior experience with the development of softwar=
e for
high performance computing platforms are essential. Knowledge of iterative
methods of linear algebra and experience in design of suitable pre-conditio=
for them would be an advantage. The fellow will work primarily with Prof Ja=
Gondzio. [reference # 3014076]

Further details and application procedure can be found at


From: Gianluigi Rozza <>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:16:15 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions in Mod. and Scient. Comp. at EPFL

The Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing (CMCS) of Ecole Polytechniq=
Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) led by Prof. Alfio Quarteroni is looking for
candidates to be appointed as (full time) research assistants in numerical
analysis and scientific computing at the post-doctoral level. The appointme=
will be for one year with the possibility of renewal up to four years.

The main research focus will be in the mathematical modelling and numerical
simulation of complex problems. See for a description =
the current research projects carried out at CMCS.

Applications including academic curriculum, research statement and the list=
publications should be submitted as a unique PDF file to Dr. Gianluigi Rozz=
( Few names of available references would be welco=
The knowledge of French language is appreciated but not mandatory.

For additional information, please visit the following websites: and

EPFL is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational


From: Victor Didenko <>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 00:19:23 -0500
Subject: PhD/MSc Scholarships at Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Universiti Brunei Darussalam is offering a number of competitive Graduate
Research Scholarships (GRS) to candidates who enroll in the University=92s
graduate programme.

To be eligible for a GRS, a candidate must be below 40 years old, enroll in=
graduate degree by research (PhD or Master=92s), and demonstrate a good aca=
track record.

The GRS includes a monthly allowance of 1500 Brunei dollars (for a maximum
period of 2 years for the Master=92s degree and 3 years for the PhD program=
return passage from the home country to Brunei Darussalam, full tuition fee
waiver, and allowances for field research (2000 Brunei dollars for Master=
candidates, and 3000 Brunei dollars for PhD candidates).

The Mathematics group at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is particularly
interested in attracting high quality students to participate in its gradua=
research programme. The research interests of the group include operator
theory, functional analysis, operations research, algebra, mathematical
physics, statistical data analysis, mathematical modelling, dynamical syste=
and financial mathematics. More detailed information about the staff of the
Mathematics group can be found at

The Graduate programme has two intakes per year, in January and August. The
number of GRS awarded by Universiti Brunei Darussalam varies from year to
year, but in 2010-11 tallied 35.

The closing date for the August 2001 intake is 31 March 2011.
For further information about applying for the Graduate programme and the G=
go to


From: Neha Mistry <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 04:51:49 -0500
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 31(1)

IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
The full Table of Contents and links to all articles in this issue are
available online at:

Highlights include:

Snorre H. Christiansen and Tore Gunnar Halvorsen, Discretizing the Maxwell=
Klein=96Gordon equation by the lattice gauge theory formalism

Carlos Beltr=E1n, Estimates on the condition number of random rank-deficien=

Michael Strauss, Quadratic projection methods for approximating the spectru=
of self-adjoint operators

Claire Chainais-Hillairet and J=E9r=F4me Droniou, Finite-volume schemes for
noncoercive elliptic problems with Neumann boundary conditions

Catherine Choquet and S=E9bastien Zimmermann, Analysis of a finite-volume=
finite-element scheme for a nuclear transport model


From: Ed Saff <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 19:09:13 -0600
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 33(2)

Constructive Approximation

Vol. 33 No. 2 2011
Table of Contents

"An Explicit Formula for the Coefficients of the Saddle Point Method" by Jo=
L. L=F3pez and Pedro J. Pagola, Pages 145-162

"Frequency-Scale Frames and the Solution of the Mexican Hat Problem" by
H.-Q. Bui and R. S. Laugesen, Pages 163-189

"Bernstein-Walsh Type Theorems for Real Analytic Functions in Several Varia=
by Christiane Kraus, Pages 191-217

"Asymptotics of Orthogonal Polynomials for a Weight with a Jump on [-1,1]" =
A. Foulqui=E9 Moreno, A. Mart=EDnez-Finkelshtein and V. L. Sousa, Pages 219=

"On Smoothness of the Green Function for the Complement of a Rarefied
Cantor-Type Set" by Muhammed Altun and Alexander Goncharov, Pages 265-271

"Error Estimates for Orthogonal Matching Pursuit and Random Dictionaries" b=
Pawe=B3 Bechler and Przemys=B3aw Wojtaszczyk, Pages 273-288

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