NA Digest Monday, October 10, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 41

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From: Linda Petzold <>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 18:02:56 -0400
Subject: Survey of grad/undergrad CSE programs

Last week we posted a message regarding a survey of CSE graduate
programs. We should have labeled it a survey of CSE graduate and
undergraduate programs. Please complete the survey if you have both
or either.

You can find the survey at:

Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee)
Linda Petzold (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Vladimir Voevodin (Moscow State University)


From: Wolfgang Bangerth <>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 16:58:08 -0500
Subject: deal.II 7.1 released

Version 7.1 of deal.II, the object-oriented finite element library
awarded the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, has been
released. It is available for free under an OpenSource license from
the deal.II home-page at

This version has a large number of enhancements:
- A tutorial program (step-32) demonstrating the solution of the
Boussinesq equation on hundreds or thousands of processors
- A tutorial program (step-46) solving a fluid-structure interaction
problem and showing how to implement problems in which different
equations hold in different parts of the domain
- Improved support for massively large computations and for
multiphysics problems throughout the library
- Support for serialization of classes to allow checkpoint/restart
- More robust interfaces to Trilinos and PETSc
- More than 100 other changes and bug fixes throughout the library.

All main features of previous versions have been continued/improved:
- Support for dimension-independent programming
- Extensive documentation and 40 working example programs
- Locally refined adaptive meshes
- Multigrid support
- A zoo of different finite elements
- Fast linear algebra
- Built-in support for shared memory and distributed parallel
computing, scaling from laptops to clusters with 10,000s of
processor cores
- Interfaces to Trilinos, PETSc, METIS, UMFPACK and others
- Output for a wide variety of visualization platforms.

Wolfgang Bangerth, Guido Kanschat, Timo Heister, and many others.


From: "J M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:47:48 -0400
Subject: Last call for nominations, DiPrima Prize, Oct. 15


Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded every two years to a junior
scientist, based on an outstanding doctoral dissertation in applied

The prize will be awarded at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting to be held
July 9- 13, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award consists of a
hand- calligraphed certificate and a cash prize of $1,000. Travel
expenses to the award ceremony will be provided by SIAM.

Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral
dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during
the period running from three years prior to the award date to one
year prior to the award date. For the 2012 award, the eligibility
period is July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011. The doctorate must have been
awarded at least eight months prior to the award date. The
requirements for the doctorate must have been equivalent to those for
an American doctorate.

A letter of nomination, along with a copy of the dissertation, should
be addressed to Professor Robert D. Skeel, Chair, DiPrima Prize
Committee and sent by OCTOBER 15, 2011, to 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, 7 Oct 2011 14:53:19 -0400
Subject: Last call for nominations, George Polya Prize, Oct. 15


George Polya Prize

In 2012 SIAM will award the George Polya Prize for a notable
application of combinatorial theory. The George Polya Prize honors
the memory of George Polya and is given in even-numbered years for
notable contributions in two alternating categories. The prize is
broadly intended to recognize specific recent work.

The award will be presented at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting to be held
July 9 - 13, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award will consist
of an engraved medal and a $20,000 cash prize. Travel expenses to the
award ceremony will be provided by the prize fund.

A letter of nomination, including a description of achievement(s),
should be addressed to Chair, George Polya Prize Committee and sent by
OCTOBER 15, 2011, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries
should be addressed to Complete calls for
nominations for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Martin Hermann <>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 04:45:55 -0400
Subject: New Book, Exact and Truncated Difference Schemes

Exact and Truncated Difference Schemes for Boundary Value ODEs
by Ivan P. Gavrilyuk, Martin Hermann, Volodymyr I. Makarov and
Myroslav V. Kutniv
Birkhaeuser Verlag Basel 2011, International Series of Numerical
Vol. 159, Hardcover, 247 pages, 85,55 €, ISBN 978-3-0348-0106-5

The book provides a comprehensive introduction to compact finite
difference methods for solving boundary value ODEs with high
accuracy. The corresponding theory is based on exact difference
schemes (EDS) from which the implementable truncated difference
schemes (TDS) are derived. The TDS are now competitive in terms of
efficiency and accuracy with the well-studied numerical algorithms for
the solution of initial value ODEs. Moreover, various a posteriori
error estimators are presented which can be used in adaptive
algorithms as important building blocks. The new class of EDS and TDS
treated in this book can be considered as further developments of the
results presented in the highly respected books of the Russian
mathematician A. A. Samarskii. It is shown that the new Samarskii-like
techniques open the horizon for the numerical treatment of more
complicated problems.

The book contains exercises and the corresponding solutions enabling
the use as a course text or for self-study. Researchers and students
from numerical methods, engineering and other sciences will find this
book provides an accessible and self-contained introduction to
numerical methods for solving boundary value ODEs.


From: Martin Hermann <>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 05:10:07 -0400
Subject: New Book, Numerische Mathematik

Numerische Mathematik (in German), third revised and enlarged edition
by Martin Hermann
Oldenbourg Verlag Muenchen 2011, Hardcover, 565 pages, 44.80 €, ISBN

This book gives an introduction to numerical analysis for students in
mathematics, natural sciences and computer sciences. Written for the
advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate student, it combines the
modern numerical analysis with an understanding of the needs of the
computer scientist working on practical applications. The text may be
used as a basis for a one- or two-semester course.

Contents of the book:
Chapter 1. Important Phenomena in Numerical Computations
Chapter 2. Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter 3. Eigenvalue Problems
Chapter 4. Nonlinear Equations in One Variable
Chapter 5. Nonlinear Equations in Several Variables
Chapter 6. Interpolation und Polynomial Approximation
Chapter 7. Best Fit, Method of Least Squares
Chapter 8. Least Squares Solutions
Chapter 9. Numerical Differentiation and Integration


From: Lars Grasedyck <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 06:02:15 -0400
Subject: Matrix Equations + Tensor Tech, Germany, Nov 2011

This workshop is the fourth in a series of workshops on matrix
equations held previously in Leipzig 2005, Chemnitz 2007, and
Braunschweig 2009. The former workshops were devoted to latest
developments in theory and numerical algorithms for algebraic and
differential matrix equations of Sylvester, Lyapunov, Bernoulli,
Riccati type and applications thereof. With this workshop the focus
will be extended to tensor equations, their analysis and numerical
methods for solving them efficiently.

* Organizers:
o Peter Benner (Magdeburg)
o Heike Faßbender (Baunschweig)
o Lars Grasedyck (Aachen)
o Daniel Kressner (Lausanne)
* Local Organizer: Melanie Kluge
* Date and Time:
o Monday 21.11.2011, 09:00 -- 18:00
o Tuesday 22.11.2011, 09:00 -- 15:00
* Location:
Institut für Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik, Room# 149 RWTH
Aachen, Templergraben 55, 52056 Aachen (Germany)
* Registration: via Email to kluge (at)
(no fee, please provide name+affiliation)
* Deadline for contributed talks: November 1st 2011 (title+abstract)
* Topics: Numerical Linear+Multilinear Algebra and Analysis for Matrix
Equations and Systems involving Tensors


From: Mark Giesbrecht <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:23:20 -0400
Subject: Hybrid Symbolic-Numeric Comp, Canada, Nov 2011

November 16-19, 2011
The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Hybrid symbolic-numeric computation methods have been gaining
considerable prominence recently. Algorithms have been developed that
improve numeric robustness using symbolic techniques. Semidefinite
programming is being employed in solving finding real roots of
polynomials systems. Traditionally symbolic algorithms have seen
speed improvements from adaptation of numeric methods. There is an
emerging approach of characterizing, locating, and solving
``interesting nearby problems''. Many novel techniques have been
developed in these complementary areas, but there is a general belief
that a more overarching understanding and approach will foster future

Invited Speakers Include: Laurent Bernardin (Maplesoft), Xiao-Wen
Chang (McGill), Annie Cuyt (Antwerp), Maryam Fazel (Washington), Hoon
Hong (NCSU), Ken Jackson (Toronto), David Jeffrey (UWO), Wen-shin Lee
(Antwerp), Kosaku Nagasaka (Kobe), Frank Sotille (Texas A&M), Adam
Strzebonski (Wolfram Research), Gilles Villard (ENS Lyon).
Young Researcher Presentations Include: Aurélien Greuet (Versailles),
Feng Guo (Chinese Academy of Sciences & NCSU), Bingyu Li (Chinese
Academy of Sciences), Daniel S. Roche (USNA), Olivier Ruatta
(Limoges), Katya Vladislavleva (Evolved Analytics), Min Wu, East China
Normal University.
Tutorials: Anton Leykin (Georgia Tech), Steve Vavasis (Waterloo)

The workshop is FREE to attend, but we request that you PLEASE
REGISTER as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements.


From: Christoph Lehrenfeld <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 05:42:28 -0400
Subject: Trans Processes at Fluidic Inter, Germany, Dec 2011

International Workshop

"Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces -
from Experimental to Mathematical Analysis",

organized by the DFG Priority Programme 1506. The workshop will take
place December 5-7, 2011, at the RWTH Aachen, Germany.

The workshop will cover a broad range of scientific topics related to
"Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces" with main emphasis on
- Mathematical Modeling of Interfacial Phenomena
- Mathematical Analysis of Sharp / Diffuse Interface Models
- Numerical Methods for Flows with Deformable Interfaces
- Design and Results of Experiments about Fluidic Interfaces

Invited presentations have been confirmed by
- Patrick Anderson, TU Eindhoven
- Charlie Elliott, University of Sussex
- Chun Liu, Penn State University
- Jan Prüss, University Halle
- Akio Tomiyame, Kobe University
- Hongkai Zhao, University of California

Further information regarding the workshop is available


From: Julianne Chung <>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:31:16 -0400
Subject: Math Methods of Comp Tomography, USA, May 2012

May 29-June 2, 2012

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington
is hosting an NSF-CBMS Conference on Mathematical Methods of Computed
Tomography during May 29-June 2, 2012, featuring Distinguished
Professor Peter Kuchment of Texas A&M University as the principal
speaker. Some additional lectures devoted to numerical and algorithmic
issues of tomography will be delivered by Professor Leonid Kunyansky
(Univ. of Arizona).

Financial support for attending the conference will be provided to
about 25-30 participants. Established researchers as well as
interested newcomers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, are
invited to attend. An online application and further information are
available at:

Even though the application deadline is February 15, 2012, early
applications are encouraged.

For more information please contact the organizers:
Prof. Tuncay Aktosun:
Prof. Gaik Ambartsoumian:
Prof. Julianne Chung:


From: Cristina Pascual<>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 16:57:44 +0200
Subject: ICIMP 2012, Germany, May 2012

ICIMP 2012, The Seventh International Conference on Internet
Monitoring and Protectionm May 27 - June 1, 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany

General page:
Call for Papers:
Submission page:

Submission deadline: January 5, 2012

ICIMP 2012 Topics
TRASI: Internet traffic surveillance and interception
IPERF: Internet performance
RTSEC: Security for Internet-based real-time systems
DISAS: Disaster prevention and recovery
EMERG: Networks and applications emergency services
MONIT: End-to-end sampling, measurement, and monitoring
REPORT: Experiences & lessons learnt in securing networks and
USSAF: User safety, privacy, and protection over Internet
SYVUL: Systems vulnerabilities
SYDIA: Systems diagnosis
CYBER-FRAUD: Cyber fraud
BUSINESS: Business continuity
RISK: Risk assessment
TRUST: Privacy and trust in pervasive communications
RIGHT: Digital rights management
BIOTEC: Biometric techniques
EMDRM: Enterprise & Media DRM

Technical Program Committee


From: Cristina Pascual<>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 19:12:48 +0200
Subject: AICT 2012, Germany, May 2012

AICT 2012, The Eighth Advanced International Conference on
Telecommunications, May 27 - June 1, 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany

General page:
Call for Papers:
Submission page:

Submission deadline: January 5, 2012

AICT 2012 Topics
Signal processing, protocols and standardization
Ad hoc, autonomic and sensor networks
Wireless technologies
Management, operation and control networks
Core technologies and access technologies and networks
Future applications and services
Optical Technologies
Cognitive radio
Teletraffic modeling and management
E-Learning and telecommunications

Technical Program Committee:


From: Cristina Pascual<>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 15:48:39 +0200
Subject: ICIW 2012, Germany, May 2012

ICIW 2012, The Seventh International Conference on Internet and Web
Applications and Services May 27 - June 1, 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany

General page:
Call for Papers:

Submission deadline: January 5, 2012
Sponsored by IARIA,

ICIW 2012 Topics
IWAS : Internet and Web-based Applications and Services
WSSA : Web Services-based Systems and Applications
ENSYS: Entertainment Systems
P2PSA: P2P Systems and Applications
ONLINE: Online Communications, Collaborative Systems, and Social
SERCOMP: Service computing
SLAECE: Social and Legal Aspect of Internet Computing
VEWAeL: Virtual Environments and Web Applications for eLearning
ECC: Enterprise cloud computing

Technical Program Committee:


From: "Alfredo Bellen" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:07:32 +0200
Subject: Summer School in NA, Italy, Jun 2012

The 11th "Dobbiaco Summer School in Numerical Analysis" will take
place from 24 to 29 June 2012 at Dobbiaco/Toblach, Italy.

The topics will be:
Exponential Integrators and Numerical Methods for Multiscale PDEs.

During the school, two leading specialists in the field will present a
series of 90 minutes long lectures on the topic. The school is
intended for PhD students and young researchers.

The lecturers will be:
Marlis Hochbruck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
Assyr Abdulle (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))

For registration and further information on the summer school, see

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste, Italy; )
Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck, Austria)


From: "Paulo de Mattos Pimenta" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 10:11:05 -0300
Subject: WCCM 2012, Brazil, Jul 2012

WCCM 2012 in Brazil: First Call for Papers

The submission of abstracts to the 10th WORLD CONGRESS ON
COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (WCCM 2012) is now open at our website:

You can submit your abstract to a specific Mini-Symposium or let the
Local Organizing Committee choose it for you.

Remember that we have adopted a one-registration-one presentation

The abstract submission deadline is November 30th, 2011.

For detailed and updated information, please visit frequently the
congress website, or send us an email to .

You are welcome to São Paulo, Brazil, for the WCCM 2012.

Paulo M. Pimenta
Congress Chairman


From: Jens Hugger <>
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 10:18:51 +0200
Subject: BIT Circus 2012, Denmark, Aug 2012

The 2 day, bi-annual BIT Circus(the Nordic descendant of the many U.S.
circus, fair and rodeos) will take place Thursday August 23 and Friday
August 24 2012 at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby,
Denmark. Plenary lectures will be presented by Prof. Rasmus Bro
(Copenhagen University) and Prof. Jan Hesthaven (Brown University).
Information about the circus can be found at:

The circus motto is /everybody is welcome, nobody is invited/, and the
main idea is that younger researchers present their on-going work --
everybody will get the chance to give a short presentation. The main
purpose of the meeting is to exchange ideas on numerical mathematics
and computational science. In particular we are interested in efforts
to bring modeling, computation, and analysis closer.

The circus is free of charge, including "simple" accommodation for
Ph.D.-students and PostDoc's. Travel expenses are not
covered. However, advance registration is required so that we can
prepare the circus and the accommodation.

Deadline for registration is Friday, June 15, 2012 at the website.

This conference is supported in part by the BIT journal and DCAMM. For
more information, please visit the web site or contact the organizers
at or

Please pass this message along to interested students or colleagues.

Jens Hugger and Per Christian Hansen


From: Melina Freitag <>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 09:25:42 -0400
Subject: Bif Theory, Num Lin Alg and Appl, UK, Jul 2013

A two-day meeting on Bifurcation Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra and
Applications in order to celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor
Alastair Spence will be held at the University of Bath, UK, on 1st and
2nd July 2013. (This is the Monday and Tuesday after the 25th
Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis in Glasgow, Scotland).

To register for further announcements please send an email to:

Further details will appear on the conference webpage:

Organising committee: Ivan Graham and Melina Freitag.


From: "Dekanat" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:53:39 +0200
Subject: Professorship, Appl Math, Heidelberg Univ, Germany

The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Heidelberg University,
invites applications for a Professorship (W3) in Applied
Mathematics. Applicants should have an eminent research record in
Applied Mathematics with emphasis on mathematical modeling with
analytical and/or stochastical methods. They should have profound
experience with interdisciplinary and application-oriented projects
and should complement the existing research activities at the
Institute for Applied Mathematics (IAM) and the Interdisciplinary
Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), for example in the areas of
bio- or material science. Adequate participation is expected in the
teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in Mathematics
particularly in the area of Analysis. In general, German is the
language of instruction.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree and (in
accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of
the State of Baden-Württemberg), a Habilitation, a successfully
evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualification.

The faculty intends to increase the number of women in teaching and
research; women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Handicapped
persons with the same qualifications will be given preference.

Applications (hardcopy and electronic) with the usual documents
(curriculum vitae, description of scientific interests, list of
publications (no reprints), record of teaching activities) should be
submitted until October 30, 2011, To: Dekan der Fakultät für
Mathematik und Informatik, Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld
288, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany. Email:


From: Christian Rohde <>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 08:13:17 -0400
Subject: Professorship, Comp Math, Stuttgart Univ

The Cluster of Excellence “Simulation Technology” at the University of
Stuttgart invites applications for

Professorship (W3)
Computational Mathematics for Complex Simulations
in Science and Engineering

The sought-after candidate is an outstanding expert in applied
mathematics with special focus on numerical methods for complex
mathematical models in science or engineering applications. Major
topics of research could be but are not restricted to stochastic
methods, uncertainty quantification, high-dimensional, non-local or
high-order models, discrete and data-based approaches,
continuum-discrete couplings or model reduction. It is imperative that
research includes the implementation of numerical algorithms on
high-performance computer platforms.

Besides research and teaching within the framework of the Cluster of
Excellence and in mathematics, the professorship participates in the
basic training of undergraduate students in natural sciences and in
engineering. The professor is expected to contribute to undergraduate
and graduate teaching in the degree programs of Simulation Technology.

Young researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Depending on the
candidate's qualification a chaired professorship can be awarded. The
requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg
university law apply.

Applications with the usual documents (CV, degree certificates,
references, publication list, 3-5 selected off-prints) should be sent
to the Executive Director of the Stuttgart Research Centre for
Simulation Technology, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Ehlers, University of
Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 7a, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany,
( to arrive not later than November
18, 2011.

Further information on the cluster of excellence in Simulation
Technology can be obtained from the web page

The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity
employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged. Severely
challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal

The University of Stuttgart has established a Dual Career Program to
offer assistance to partners of those moving to Stuttgart. For more
information please visit the web-page under


From: "Cornett, Stella" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:06:23 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Positions/Research Prog, Ohio State Univ

2012 MBI Undergraduate Summer Research Program (May 29 - June 8, 2012)

Joint 2012 MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Workshop Stochastics
Applied to Biological Systems (June 18-29, 2012)

MBI BioSciences Problem-Solving Workshop (PSW@MBI) (July 16-20, 2012)

Postdoc Job Opportunities:

1) Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) is accepting applications
for Postdoctoral Fellows to start September 2012.

MBI Postdoctoral Fellows are immersed in the topics of the MBI
emphasis year programs (see Postdoctoral Fellows
engage in a three-year integrated program of tutorials, working
seminars or journal clubs, and workshops, and in interactions with
their mathematical and bioscience mentors. These activities are geared
toward providing the tools to pursue an independent research program
with an emphasis on collaborative research in the mathematical
biosciences. MBI facilitated activities for Postdoctoral Fellows are
tailored to the needs of each early career scientist.

Applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship
* Applications for an MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship are to be submitted
online at
* Applicants need to provide a curriculum vita, a research statement,
and three letters of recommendation.

For additional information please contact Rebecca Martin
( or 614-688-3519). Applications completed before
December 16, 2011 will receive full consideration.

2) Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) is accepting applications
for Early Career Awards during the 2012-13 year on Mathematical

Early Career Awards enable recipients to be in residence at the
Mathematical Biosciences Institute for stays of at least three months
during the Emphasis Year Program. The 2012-13 Program is on
Mathematical Neuroscience (see Awardees will engage in
a workshops tied to the scientific theme and are expected to interact
with local and visiting researchers.

Early Career Awards are aimed at non-tenured scientists who currently
have continuing employment and who hold a doctorate in any of the
mathematical, statistical and computational sciences, or in any of the
biological, medical, and related sciences.

An Early Career Award will be for a maximum of $7,000 per month of
residency and for a maximum of nine months during the academic year,
the award may be used for salary and benefits, teaching buyouts,
and/or local expenses.

Applying for an Early Career Award

* Applications completed before December 16, 2011 will receive full
consideration. The applicant should state the period that he or she
would plan to be in residence.

* Applications are to be submitted online at

* Applicants need to provide a curriculum vita, a research statement,
and three letters of recommendation. One of these letters should be
from the department chair of the applicant's home institution; the
chair's letter should approve of the proposed financial arrangements
for the candidate's stay at MBI.

For additional information please contact Rebecca Martin
( or 614-688-3519).


From: christian vergara <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 08:39:54 +0200
Subject: Postdoc Position, MOX - Politecnico di Milano

A PostDoc fellowship is available at MOX - Dipartimento di Matematica
- Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in collaboration with the cardiology
and radiology divisions of Hospital S. Maria del Carmine of Rovereto
(TN), Italy. This position will be for 1+1 years. The project
concerns the development of computational models for human
elctrophysiology, calibration and validation with clinical data
provided by clinicians, application to ventricular dissincrony
diagnosis and resynchronization therapy. Suitable candidates should
hold a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, or engineering. A good
practical knowledge of numerical methods is required, in particular
finite elements. He/she should also have strong skills and passion
for scientific programming and for comparison with experimental data
and is expected to take a key role in collaboration with medical

To apply, please send CV and publication list to

For more details please visit the website


From: Andy Wathen <>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 06:55:02 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Oxford Univ, UK

Applications are invited for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research position
with joint supervision from Richard Katz in Earth Sciences and Andy
Wathen in Mathematics in Computational Modelling of Coupled
Magma/Mantle Dynamics at Oxford University. See

The project will be in the area of numerical analysis and modelling of
two-phase flows with application to magma transport in the mantle and
is part of a larger project also involving Cambridge University: see

The closing date for the Oxford position is 17th November 2011.


From: Tobias Jahnke <>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 10:00:49 +0200
Subject: Postdoc or PhD Posistion, Karlsruhe Institute of Tech

The Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics at the Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT) invites applications for a PhD or
Post-Doc position in numerical analysis or scientific computing. KIT
ranks among the leading research institutes in Germany and is one of
the prestigious ``Elite-Universitaeten'' selected within the framework
of the German Excellence Initiative. The candidate is supposed to work
on numerical methods and model reduction techniques for
high-dimensional differential equations with applications in systems
biology. More information about our research field can be found at

We are looking for a talented and motivated person with an excellent
knowledge of numerical methods for partial and ordinary differential
equations and the related analysis. Moreover, the candidate must be
familiar with MATLAB and have substantial experience of
programming. Language skills in German are not mandatory because the
position is a pure research position with no teaching
obligations. However, the candidate must have a sufficient level of
written and spoken English. Applications must contain

+ a short curriculum vitae,
+ a detailed list of completed courses in mathematics,
+ a detailed list of passed exams and obtained grades (it is not
necessary to scan any certificates, diplomas etc.),
+ a list of awards and publications.

To ensure equal opportunity for men and women, female candidates with
the advertised qualifications are explicitly encouraged to
apply. Please send a pdf- or ps-file of your application (no
doc-files!) via e-mail to

The position is immediately available, but the contract should start
before June 2012. The deadline for application is November 30, 2011.


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:53:11 -0700
Subject: Computational Science PhD, San Diego State Univ

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program ( joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and
Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include
Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics,
Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity, Material Sciences,
Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical Oceanography.

Please take a look here for details about the program including
application process. We start taking Applications Oct 1.

Best Regards,

Jose E. Castillo PhD
Director / Professor
Computational Science Research Center
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego State University
San Diego CA 92182-1245
619-5947205/3430, Fax 619-594-2459


From: "Julio R. Banga" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 06:45:17 -0400
Subject: PhD Positions, Comp Systems Biol, IIM-CSIC, Spain


Two junior (PhD) Marie-Curie positions available to start in
early 2012.

Candidates should have a strong background in scientific computing.
Experience in modelling of biological systems and/or high performance
computing is highly desirable.

Conditions: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher positions
(excellent salary and benefits)

Location: IIM-CSIC, Vigo, Spain
Duration: 36 months

For detailed information about requirements and how to apply, please

Julio R. Banga
BioProcess Engineering Group
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas
Spanish Council for Scientific Research
C/Eduardo Cabello 6
36208 Vigo (SPAIN)


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:46:38 +0200
Subject: Contents, Num Linear Algebra with Appl, 18 (5)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Vol 18 (5), 2011

An efficient hierarchical preconditioner for quadratic discretizations
of finite element problems, A. El maliki, R. Guénette and M. Fortin
(pages 789--803)

Minimizing synchronization in IDR (s), Tijmen P. Collignon and Martin
B. van Gijzen (pages 805--825)

A robust preconditioner for higher order finite element
discretizations in linear elasticity, Yingxiong Xiao and Shi Shu
(pages 827--842)

Strang-type preconditioners applied to ordinary and neutral
differential-algebraic equations, Chengjian Zhang, Hao Chen and
Leiming Wang (pages 843--855)

Numerical solutions of AXB = C for centrosymmetric matrix X under a
specified submatrix constraint, Jiao-fen Li, Xi-yan Hu and Lei Zhang
(pages 857--873)

A splitting preconditioner for saddle point problems, Yang Cao,
Mei-Qun Jiang and Ying-Long Zheng (pages 875--895)


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2011 23:30:59 -0400
Subject: Contents, J Scientific Computing, 49(2)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 49, Number 2, November 2011

Analysis of the “Toolkit” Method for the Time-Dependent Schrodinger
Equation, Lucie Baudouin, Julien Salomon and Gabriel Turinici,

A New Family of Mixed Methods for the Reissner-Mindlin Plate Model
Based on a System of First-Order Equations, Edwin M. Behrens and
J. Guzman, pp.137-166.

Implicit Parallel Time Integrators, Andrew Christlieb and Benjamin
Ong, pp.167-179.

Computation of Minimum Energy Paths for Quasi-Linear Problems, Jeremy
Chamard, Josef Otta and David J.B. Lloyd, pp.180-194.

Numerical Method Based on the Lattice Boltzmann Model for the
Kuramoto-Sivashinsky Equation, Lina Ye, Guangwu Yan and Tingting Li,

Error Analysis for hp-FEM Semi-Lagrangian Second Order BDF Method for
Convection-Dominated Diffusion Problems, Pedro Galan del Sastre and
Rodolfo Bermejo, pp.211-237.

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