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From: James Demmel <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:05:00 -0400
Subject: 14th Householder Award in Numerical Linear Algebra

The beauty of Lake Tahoe was the backdrop for the 18th triennial
Householder Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra, held June 12-17
2011, at Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge in Tahoe City,
California. A high point of the meeting (after the bear in the
parking lot, and snowball fight in shorts and T-shirts during the hike
in the Sierras) was the awarding of the 14th triennial Alston
S. Householder Award, for the best PhD dissertation in numerical
linear algebra submitted in 2008-2010.

This year there were two co-winners, chosen from a record number of
29 nominations:

Bart Vandereycken (KU Leuven): "Riemannian and multilevel
optmization for rank-constrained matrix problems"
Paul Willems (Bergische U. Wuppertal): "On MR3-type algorithms for
the tridiagonal symmetric eigenproblem and the bidiagonal SVD"

The awards committee also recognized a short list of David Amsallem
(Stanford), Stephan Guttel (TU Freiberg), Mark Hoemmen (UC Berkeley)
and Federico Poloni (U Pisa).

The awards committee consisted of Michele Benzi, James Demmel (chair),
Howard Elman, Volker Mehrmann, Sabine Van Huffel, and Steven Vavasis.

James Demmel
UC Berkeley


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:41:34 -0400
Subject: 2012 SIAM Prizes - Call for Nominations

Nominations are due OCTOBER 15 for five (5) major SIAM prizes to be
awarded at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting. Visit to see calls for
nominations for the Richard C. DiPrima Prize (awarded for a recent
dissertation), the George Polya Prize (for a notable application of
combinatorial theory), the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize (in
differential equations and control theory), the Lagrange Prize in
Continuous Optimization (awarded jointly with MOS), and The John von
Neumann Lecture (we are accepting suggestions online). Contact
J. M. Littleton at with any inquiries about SIAM


From: Luca Paglieri <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 04:17:07 -0400
Subject: Multiphase and Multiphysics Prob, Italy, Sep 2011

The third Riemann International School of Mathematics will take place
in Verbania - Italy - from the 25 to the 30 of September, 2011, on the
topic "Multiphase and Multiphysics Problems".

The Director of the School will be Alfio Quarteroni; courses will be
delivered by Luis Caffarelli, Claude Le Bris, Ricardo Nochetto;

Lectures will be delivered by F. Brezzi, C.M. Elliott, C. Farhat,
L. Formaggia, P.L. Lions, J.F. Gerbeau, Y. Maday, M. Masmoudi,
F. Nobile, A. Quarteroni, S. Salsa, G. Savare', J. Sethian,
J. Sprekels, E. Suli, S. Zaleski.

Please visit the web page
for any detail. Registration is compulsory and the participation to
the School is free of charge.

For any question, please write to the Organising Commettee,


From: Alfio Borzi <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:51:54 +0200
Subject: ESF OPTPDE Workshop, Germany, Sep 2011

European Science Foundation OPTPDE Workshop
"Fast solvers for simulation, inversion, and control of wave
propagation problems",
26 - 28 September 2011, University of W=FCrzburg, Germany.

This Workshop aims at fostering development and application of fast
computational techniques to direct and inverse wave problems that are
of primal importance in strategic scientific and engineering
areas. The ESFWaves workshop will also provide a forum for reseachers
to discuss recent advances on the modeling and approximation of wave
phenomena and on the formulation of control and inverse problems
governed by time-dependent and standing wave equations as Maxwell and
Helmholtz equations.

Organizers: Alfio Borzi and Kees Oosterlee


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:18:42 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conf on Geom and Physical Model, USA, Oct 2011

Conference Name:
SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM11)

Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

October 24-27, 2011

Invited Speakers:
Ken Clarkson, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Tamal Dey, The Ohio State University, USA
Kai Hormann, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Thomas J.R. Hughes, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kunwoo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Konrad Polthier, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Registration and the conference schedule are now posted at

September 26, 2011: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

September 26, 2011

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: MACIS 2011 <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:32:12 +0200
Subject: Ext Deadline: MACIS 2011, China, Oct 2011

MACIS 2011 - Fourth International Conference on
Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences
Beijing, China, October 19-21, 2011

MACIS is a series of conferences where foundational research on
theoretical and practical problems of mathematics for computing and
information processing may be presented and discussed. MACIS also
addresses experimental and case studies, scientific and engineering
computation, design and implementation of algorithms and software
systems, and applications of mathematical methods and tools to
outstanding and emerging problems in applied computer and information
sciences. Each conference focuses on two or three themes.

The themes for MACIS 2011 are:
- Design and Analysis of Complex Systems
- Numeric and Symbolic Constraint Solving
- Cryptography and Coding Theory


Submission of papers/extended abstracts: August 10, 2011 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance or rejection: September 5, 2011
Conference taking place: October 19-21, 2011
Deadline for full paper submission: December 15, 2011


From: Karl Rupp <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:04:49 +0200
Subject: High Perf Comp Symposium, USA, Mar 2012

The 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 20th High
Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2012), devoted to the impact of
high performance computing and communications on computer simulations.

Topics of interest include:
- High performance/large scale application case studies,
- GPUs for general purpose computations (GPGPU),
- multicore and many-core computing,
- power aware computing,
- cloud, distributed, and grid computing,
- asynchronous numerical methods and programming,
- tools and environments for coupling parallel codes,
- parallel algorithms and architectures,
- high performance software tools.

For further information please visit the conference website at

Important Dates:
- Paper submission due: December 2, 2011
- Notification of acceptance: January 13, 2012
- Revised manuscript due: January 27, 2012
- Symposium: March 26 - 29, 2012

Symposium Organizers:
- Gary Howell, North Carolina State University
- Fang (Cherry) Liu, Ames Laboratory
- Steven Seidel, Michigan Technological University
- Rhonda Phillips, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
- Karl Rupp, TU Wien


From: "Esmond G. Ng" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:38:32 -0700
Subject: Conf on Preconditioning Techniques, UK, Jun 2013

First Announcement: The 8th International Conference on
Preconditioning Techniques (Precond 2013), June 19-21, 2013,
St. Anne's College, Oxford

This conference is a sequel to seven "preconditioning" meetings (one
every two years), which are devoted to addressing complex issues
related to the solution of general sparse matrix problems in
large-scale applications and in industrial settings. The goal of the
conference is to exchange ideas on recent developments in
preconditioning techniques for sparse linear systems of equations, and
to a lesser extent for eigenvalue problems. Additional details on
focus areas, important dates, and submission information will be
available soon.

Conference Chairs:

Andrew Wathen, Oxford University
Esmond Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Wei-Pai Tang, Boeing (retired)


From: Gunilla Svensson <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:00:23 +0200
Subject: Postdoc Position, Sci Comp, Stockholm Univ

Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University have an opening for a
postdoctoral scholar in scientific computing in a project on global
climate modeling. The task is to develop a software framework around a
single-column model (SCM) of a Global Climate Model.

Please visit
for details of the position. Application deadline August 8, 2011

For further information contact Gunilla Svensson (


From: Kris van der Zee <>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 11:15:43 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Comp Math & Mech, Eindhoven Univ of Tech

The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), department of Mechanical
Engineering, seeks a qualified applicant for the position of PhD
Student in the field of Computational Mathematics & Mechanics for the
project: "Adaptive Discretization Techniques for Diffuse-Interface
Tumor Growth Models". The PhD position is available in the Multiscale
Engineering Fluid Dynamics group lead by E.H. van
Brummelen. This group is part of the department of Mechanical
Engineering as well as the Centre for Analysis, Scientific computing
and Applications (CASA) in the department of Mathematics and Computer
Science. Additional information about the Multiscale Engineering Fluid
Dynamics section can be found at:

The focus of the PhD project are diffuse-interface (phase field)
models for tumor growth. Based on continuum mixture theory, these
describe the growth of avascular tumors at the continuum scale. The
aim of the project is to develop rigorous techniques for the adaptive
discretization of these models. This includes the development of
robust finite-element schemes, stable time-stepping algorithms, and
reliable a posteriori error estimates and adaptive schemes.

Candidates must have an M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics,
computational science, engineering, physics or equivalent, and have a
strong interest in applications to biology and life
sciences. Applicants should apply using the TU/e vacancies website at:
Or directly via:

For more information about the project please contact: K.G. van der Zee, Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamics,
Dept of Mechanical Eng, Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O.Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:22:28 -0500
Subject: Contents, Comm in Math Sci, 9(4)

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 9, No. 4, 2011
Full articles are online at

Regular Articles:

Nonlinear Schrodinger equation with time dependent potential, Remi

The weak convergence analysis of tau-leaping methods: Revisited,
Yucheng Hu, Tiejun Li, and Bin Min

On the orbital stability of solitary waves for the 2-coupled nonlinear
Schrodinger system, Nghiem V. Nguyen

Convergence analysis of the LDG method for singularly perturbed
two-point boundary value problems, Huiqing Zhu, Haiyan Tian, and
Zhimin Zhang

On the strong solution of a class of partial differential equations
that arise in the pricing of mortgage backed securities, Rana
D. Parshad, Dervis Bayazit, Nathaniel S. Barlow, and V. Ramchandra

A structure-preserving numerical discretization of reversible
diffusions, Juan C. Latorre, Philipp Metzner, Carsten Hartmann, and
Christof Schutte

A kinetic model on portfolio in finance, Jiahang Che

Random attractor for a stochastic hydrodynamical equation in
Heisenberg paramagnet on an unbounded domain, Y. F. Guo, B. L. Guo,
D. L. Li, and C. X. Guo

The homogenized equation of a heterogeneous reaction-diffusion model
involving pulsating traveling fronts, Mohammad El Smaily

Well-posedness classes for sparse regularization, Markus Grasmair

Intermediate asymptotics for critical and supercritical aggregation
equations and Patlak- Keller-Segel models, Jacob Bedrossian

Residual-free bubble methods for numerical homogenization of elliptic
problems, Xingye Yue and Tao Yu

KPP reaction-diffusion systems with loss inside a cylinder:
convergence toward the problem with Robin boundary condition, Thomas

Analysis on path spaces over Riemannian manifolds with boundary,
Feng-Yu Wang

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