NA Digest Sunday, September 18, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 38

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From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 05:02:39 -0400
Subject: Survey, Freely Available Software, Linear Algebra

We have an updated version of our survey of freely available software
for the solution of linear algebra problems. Send us comments if you
see a problem.

Jack Dongarra and Mark Gates


From: Karl Rupp <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:40:29 -0400
Subject: ViennaGrid 1.0.0 released

It is our pleasure to announce the first release of the free open
source C++ library ViennaGrid, which provides the data structures and
traversal mechanisms for handling unstructured grids in arbitrary
geometric dimensions. A list of key features is as follows:

* Unified interface for dimension-independent mesh traversal
* Multiple coordinate systems supported and provided
* Simplex meshes (lines, triangles, tetrahedra)
* Uniform and local refinement of triangular and tetrahedral meshes
* Quadrilateral and hexahedral meshes
* Convenient storage of data on mesh elements using ViennaData
* Highly customizable internal storage scheme
* Computation of Voronoi diagrams from Delaunay tessellations
* Header-only

The high flexibility is achieved by the use of modern metaprogramming
techniques, which allow for a customization without runtime penalty.
ViennaGrid is intended to be general purpose, and we had particularly
Finite Element and Finite Volume methods in mind.

ViennaData: (part of ViennaGrid)

With best regards and the hope that it will be useful,
Karl Rupp and Josef Weinbub


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:06:04 +0100
Subject: Lectureships, Maths, Heriot-Watt Univ, Scotland

Two Lectureships in Mathematics

Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Mathematics. In
posting to NA-Digest we particularly invite candidates in numerical
analysis and computational mathematics. More generally, candidates
should have a strong track record in some branch of mathematics that
will contribute to the dynamic mathematics research environment within
the Maxwell Institute, and be able to engage in our undergraduate and
postgraduate teaching programmes.

For general details about the department see and for some
details of our work in numerical analysis and computational
mathematics see Note
our large Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software
research collaboration with other UK universities.

Salary, contact, application and other details are at
Closing date 30 September 2011.

Dugald Duncan + Gabriel Lord


From: Sudha Balagopalan <>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:39:08 -0400
Subject: Power, Controls, Signals & Comp, India, Jan 2012

An international conference on "Power, Control, Signals, and
Computation" will be hosted by Department of Electrical and Electronics
Engineering of Vidya Academy of Science and Technology in Thrissur, Kerala,
India from January 3-6, 2012.

Prior to the conference, there will be organized workshops on several
areas of interests to the conference. These workshops will be held on
January 2, 2012.

The major themes of the conference include : Power and Energy Systems
and Power Electronics, Control Systems including Power and Vibration
Control, Signal and Image Processing, Circuit Theory, Networks and
Communication, System Identification, Mathematical Systems Theory,
Mathematical, Computational and optimization Methods in Engineering,
Engineering Education,Computer-Aided Control Systems Design and
Analysis, and Software for Systems Design and Analysis.

The deadline for paper submission is 15th October 2011. Publication
of the conference Proceedings in the form of a book by a major
publisher is currently being contemplated. Selected papers will also
be published in IEEEXplore Database.

Further details of the conference including hotel accommodation,
transportation, etc., will be available from the conference web site: which will be periodically updated as updates
are available.

For technical questions regarding the conference, please contact the
Chairman of the Conference, Biswa Datta ( For
other matters, please contact the Institutional Co-ordinator, Sudha
Balagopalan (


From: Tallys Yunes <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:35:17 -0400
Subject: INFORMS Optim Society Conference, USA, Feb 2012


The Fourth INFORMS Optimization Society Conference =93Optimization and
Analytics: New Frontiers in Theory and Practice=94 Hosted by the
University of Miami School of Business Administration

When: February 24-26, 2012. Where: Coral Gables, Florida.

The INFORMS Optimization Society solicits abstracts and posters for
its 4th conference, whose broad theme is =93Optimization and Analytics:
New Frontiers in Theory and Practice=94. The meeting will be held on the
University of Miami campus in beautiful Coral Gables, Florida, a
suburb of metropolitan Miami.

The conference organizers invite you to submit theoretical and applied
work that highlights the conference theme. Work that focuses on new or
novel applications in the interface of multiple disciplines is
especially welcome. Specific areas of interest include (but are not
limited to) descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive Analytics;
optimization theory, practice, and software; the use/combination of
optimization and analytics in/with related fields such as probability
and statistics, computer science, constraint programming, engineering,
artificial intelligence, as well as natural and social sciences.

Early registration deadline: December 15, 2011
Submission deadline: January 6, 2012

For more information go to


From: Slawomir Koziel <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 05:39:28 -0400
Subject: Surrogate Modeling & Space Mapping, Iceland, Aug 2012

3rd Int. Workshop on Surrogate Modelling and Space Mapping For
Engineering Optimization (SMSMEO 2012), August 9-11, 2012, Reykjavik,
Iceland; SMSMEO website:

The focus will be on techniques and practical applications suited to
physically-based design optimization of computationally expensive
engineering devices and systems through fast, inexpensive surrogate
models, as well as space mapping technology. The objective is to
provide a forum to review and discuss the state of the art in the
theory and practice of engineering optimization using surrogates.

Space mapping and response correction techniques; Surrogate-based
modeling and optimization; Optimization methods for CPU-intensive
engineering problems; Multi-fidelity analysis and optimization;
Function-approximation-based and physics-based surrogate models;
Approximation, interpolation and response surface methodologies;
Artificial neural network modeling of devices and systems;
Simulation-driven design, adjoint sensitivities in simulation-driven
design; Multidisciplinary design and optimization, knowledge-based
methods; Design with tolerances and yield-driven design; Software
architectures for optimization-oriented design, software frameworks;
Application case studies, robust design and optimization with

Prospective speakers are encouraged to submit their proposals
including the talk title and abstract to the organizers: Slawomir
Koziel, Reykjavik University, John W. Bandler, McMaster
University, Qingsha S. Cheng, McMaster University, Leifur Leifsson, Reykjavik University,


From: Boaz Ilan <>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:50:21 -0400
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Appl Math, UC Merced

The School of Natural Sciences at the University of California, Merced
(UC Merced) invites applications at the Assistant Professor (tenure
track) level in applied mathematics (
starting July 1, 2012.

We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in
modeling, applied analysis, scientific computing, or related
areas. Special attention will be paid to applicants who participate in
interdisciplinary research, and who will contribute to developing the
applied mathematics curriculum and to one or more of the campus
research initiatives in the natural sciences, engineering and/or
social sciences.

UC Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a
strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among
its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual
career couples.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in applied mathematics or a related scientific
field, demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, service, and
strong interpersonal communication skills are required. Postdoctoral
research and teaching experience are preferred. Salary is negotiable,
based on the University of California Salary Scales.

Closing Date: 11/30/2011

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2)
curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching,
and 5) a list of four references with contact information including
mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Candidates are requested to have four letters of recommendation, among
which one must address teaching, submitted directly to, prior to the application deadline.
Applications must be submitted via


From: Elizabeth Harvey <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:28:41 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions, Appl Math and Sci, Khalifa Univ

Faculty Positions Available Starting February 2012

Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences
Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research (UAE)

Position Description: The Department of Applied Mathematics and
Sciences at Khalifa University invites applications for faculty
positions starting February 2012. Applicants for all ranks will be
considered. Desirable attributes for candidates include an
interdisciplinary research orientation in the mathematical sciences;
successful teaching record; post-doctoral, industrial, or practical
experience; collaborative possibilities with faculty members in the
College of Engineering and related institutes and centers; and an
interest in innovative applications. Candidates should have strong
potential or demonstrated capability for effective research and
teaching in mathematics. An earned Ph.D. in mathematics/statistics is
required for the position. Review of applications will begin on
October 2011 and will continue until the positions are
filled. Applicants should indicate their research specialties and
interests in their cover letter. Vita, three reference letters,
teaching and research statements should be electronically filed at For further
information regarding the University and its programs, please visit
the web site

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is a new
multicultural, coeducational institution with significant support from
the government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The University is pursuing
a grand vision to be recognized as a leading international research
university that cultivates and sustains an academic culture founded on
critical thinking, human values, interdisciplinary pursuits, technical
excellence, and lifelong learning. The University insists on the
highest standards of academic excellence, balancing the demands for
rapid growth with an uncompromising commitment to quality. It is
committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse faculty
and staff by developing a challenging, rewarding, and enriching
intellectual environment and by providing world-class facilities and
resources. It is also committed to graduating a superlative cadre of
scientists and engineers who will be leaders and innovators in the
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE society, the region, and the world.

To apply candidates should send their CV, research and teaching
statements to:


From: Roman Hatzky <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 09:57:46 -0400
Subject: Position, High Perf Comp, MPI for Plasma Physics

On behalf of the European Fusion Community the Max-Planck Institute
for Plasma Physics (IPP) and the Garching Computing Centre of the
Max-Planck Society (RZG) have set up a group (
for the high level support of European code developments for magnetic
fusion related plasma physics and material modelling. Experts in high
performance computing (HPC) are invited to apply for a position in
this group.

More information can be found under the code number 35/11 at:


From: Ariel Shoresh <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:22:15 -0400
Subject: Scientific Programmers, CIG, UC Davis

The University of California, Davis, is searching for a Lead Developer
and Software Engineers in the Computational Infrastructure for
Geodynamics (CIG). CIG is funded by the National Science Foundation
to develop and support high performance open source software for
geophysical applications in cooperation with the computational
geoscience community.

The successful applicants will be expected to:
* Work with academic scientists to identify and implement improved
algorithms for computational simulations in areas of geophysics such
as: earthquake dynamics, lithospheric deformation, mantle dynamics,
seismic wave propagation and the geodynamo.
* Participate in software training activities and documenting the

The lead developer is also be expected to:

* Provide high-level strategic technology planning support to CIG
* Provide leadership and support to CIG software engineers.

For more information on CIG, please view our website at

Interested applicants may apply via and
select =93Campus=94, then enter the job (requisition) number in the search

Lead Developer: (Programmer VII Lead =96 Job # 03006123)

Software Engineer: (Programmer VI - Job # 03006125)

UC Davis is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented
groups are encouraged to apply.


From: Siv Sivaloganathan <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:38:56 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Math Oncology, Univ of Waterloo

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Oncology

The Biomedical Research Group (BRG) based in the Department of Applied
Mathematics at the University of Waterloo (UW) invites applications
from candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship to commence January 1,
2012 or on a negotiable date thereafter.We are looking for individuals
with strong interests and demonstrated expertise in mathematical
oncology. Although the main focus will be on the mathematical modeling
of second cancers, the successful candidate will also be expected to
participate and contribute to other projects related to the
biomechanics of soft tissues. The BRG has close connections with the
Centre for Mathematical Medicine (CMM) based at the Fields Institute
in Toronto, and the postdoctoral fellow will also be engaged and
involved in the interdisciplinary activities of the Centre. Whilst the
position is open to applied mathematicians with expertise in
mathematical and computational modeling, preference will be given to
those individuals with expertise in continuum mechanics and mixture
theory and with prior experience in interdisciplinary research. In
particular, we are looking for individuals interested in collaborative
interaction with clinicians and experimentalists.

The fellowship provides for a period of engagement in research and
participation in the activities of the BRG and CMM,. The fellowship is
for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal
for a further year subject to budgetary constraints. To guarantee full
consideration, applications should be received by December 31, 2011.
Applications (preferably electronic submissions) and further enquiries
should be addressed to:

Professor Siv Sivaloganathan,
Department of Applied Mathematics,
University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Email: (NOTE late applications will be
accepted until the position is filled)


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:28:43 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 49(1)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 49, Number 1, October 2011

Special issue on quality and reliability of large-eddy simulations

Preface, Maria Vittoria Salvetti, Pierre Sagaut, Bernard J. Geurts and
Johan Meyers, pp.1-2.

Horizontal Large Eddy Simulation of Stratified Mixing in a
Lock-Exchange System, Luigi C. Berselli, Paul F. Fischer, Traian
Iliescu and Tamay M. Ozgokmen, pp.3-20.

The Effect of Subfilter-Scale Physics on Regularization Models,
Jonathan Pietarila Graham, Darryl D. Holm, Pablo Mininni and Annick
Pouquet, pp.21-34.

>From Suitable Weak Solutions to Entropy Viscosity, Jean-Luc Guermond,
Richard Pasquetti and Bojan Popov, pp.35-50.

Quality Issues in Combustion LES, A.M. Kempf, B.J. Geurts, T. Ma,
M.W.A. Pettit and O.T. Stein, pp.51-64.

Error-Landscape Assessment of Large-Eddy Simulations: A Review of the
Methodology, Johan Meyers, pp.65-77.

Numerical and Physical Instabilities in Massively Parallel LES of
Reacting Flows, T. Poinsot, M. Garcia, J.M. Senoner, L. Gicquel,
G. Staffelbach and O. Vermorel, pp.78-93.

When Does Eddy Viscosity Damp Subfilter Scales Sufficiently? Roel
Verstappen, pp.94-110.

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