NA Digest Sunday, November 13, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 46

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From: Joseph Grcar <>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 19:25:40 -0800
Subject: John von Neumann and numerical analysis

Hello NA-Digest,

SIAM Review has published my article about John von Neumann and
numerical analysis:

Many ideas that we take for granted appeared in the work of von
Neumann and his collaborator Herman Goldstine. For example, they
explained "subroutine" and subroutine "library", the CFL limit as a
"stability" requirement (calling it the "Courant criterium"), and the
ratio of extreme singular values as a "figure of merit for the
amplification of rounding-off errors". The spectral matrix condition
number arose when the "figure of merit" was renamed a "condition
number" by John Todd and by Alston Householder after Alan Turing used
the name for other values. Most ideas are composed of contributions
from several people, and von Neumann contributed to many.

The article has some rare photos of: the making of the first
electronic weather forecast (von Neumann stability analysis chose the
time step), von Neumann's handwritten letter discussing the ratio of
extreme singular values in a rounding error bound, and the Golden
Retriever who was named after von Neumann's study of matrix inversion.

Joseph Grcar


From: Bernard Beauzamy <>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 04:21:52 -0500
Subject: Mathematical game : combinatorial optimization

Dear Colleagues,

A mathematical game was just started, by the French Federation of
Mathematical Games, Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA, and the
newspaper "Auto Plus". It deals with combinatorial optimization : a
driver wants to go from a city A to a city B, with constraints about
speed limits, radars, and so on. The prizes are 2,000 Euros in total,
and the deadline is April 15, 2012.

For more information, please see:
Bernard Beauzamy


From: Charles Tong <>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:29:18 -0500
Subject: UQ Software PSUADE v1.4 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of PSUADE (Problem Solving
environment for Uncertainty Analysis and Design Exploration) V1.4,
the latest version of a toolset for uncertainty quantification and
sensitivity analysis. This release provides algorithms for different
sampling-based (non-intrusive) UQ analyses such as
- uncertainty analysis
- dimension reduction
- response surface analysis (static and adaptive)
- global sensitivity analysis
- Bayesian inferences
- numerical optimization
- matlab-based tools for visualizing UQ analysis results

A user guide and a reference guide are included. The theory manual
will be available upon request. Installation scripts are provided for
a variety of Unix-like platforms. The software can be downloaded at

For further information, please contact
Charles Tong (


From: Siarry <>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:41:46 -0500
Subject: New Book, Graph Partitioning

Graph Partitioning, Charles-Edmond Bichot and Patrick Siarry (Eds)

ISBN 978-1-84821-233-6. September 2011. 368 pp. Hardcover.
Recommended Retail Price: us$130 / £86.95 / €104.40.

Graph partitioning is a theoretical subject with applications in many
areas, principally numerical analysis, program mapping onto parallel
architectures, image segmentation, and VLSI design. Over the last 40
years, the literature has strongly increased and big improvements have
been made. In this book we bring together knowledge accumulated over
all these years to extract both the theoretical foundations of graph
partitioning and its main applications.

This book aims at describing the graph partitioning problem by
presenting both methodological and applied chapters. There are three
parts to the book: the first part presents graph partitioning for
numerical applications, the second part presents the optimization view
of graph partitioning, and the third part presents other aspects of
graph partitioning.

Including new test graphs and test data, this is the first book that
really focuses on the graph partitioning optimization problem both
theoretically and with its main applications.

Written for researchers and graduate students in computer science and
fields related to operations research, information technology, applied
mathematics and electronics.

Keywords: Operations Research, Heuristic methods, Hard optimization,
Image segmentation, VLSI design.


From: AndrR.Brodtkorb <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 04:33:10 -0500
Subject: Winter School, Continuum Mechanics, Norway, Jan 2012

It is a pleasure to announce that the 12th Geilo Winter School will
take place at Dr. Holms Hotel in the week January 22-27, 2012.

As you can see from the flyer[1], this year's winter school will be
about "Continuum Mechanics". We will try to give a systematic overview
of modeling processes, starting with the physics and ending with
numerical simulations, a topic we hope that many will find
interesting. More information can be found from the school web

Apart from a new topic, there is another new feature this year, a
poster session (with light refreshments) on Wednesday where you are
encouraged to present your own research to the other participants.

The registration deadline is December 10, 2011.

[1] Flyer,
[2] School web pages,


From: "Laura Martuscelli" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 08:41:56 +0100
Subject: Winter School, Adv Numl Methods Italy, Feb 2012

Winter School on Advanced Numerical Methods
Trento (Italy), February 2012

Registrations are open:

Free-Surface Hydrodynamics
Lecturers: Prof. Vincenzo Casulli, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Dumbser
January 30- February 10, 2012

Hyperbolic Equations and Applications
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Eleuterio Toro, OBE, DhC, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael
Dumbser, February 13-24, 2012

These two courses are concerned with advanced, modern numerical
methods for solving non-linear systems of time-dependent partial
differential equations in complex domains using general meshes. A
broad range of schemes will be studied, including finite difference,
finite volume and discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods. In
addition, meshless Lagrangian particle methods will also be

The courses are intended primarily for PhD students, post-doctoral
fellows and researchers interested in, for example, environmental
engineering, aerospace engineering, geophysics, computational fluid
mechanics, industrial mathematics, numerical analysis, applied
mathematics, physics and computational science in general. The course
is also suitable for senior academics and industrial scientists in
managerial positions, who are interested in assessing new trends in
numerical methods.


From: Karl Rupp <>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 05:59:14 -0500
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: "Weideman, JAC <>" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:04:17 +0200
Subject: SANUM, South Africa, Apr 2012

The 36th South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics
(SANUM 2012) will be held at the University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, on 2, 3 and 4 April 2012. More details are available on
the conference web page:
(Please note the change in venue and new organizing committee this


From: Jaime Lloret Mauri<>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 02:51:41 +0100
Subject: INTERNET 2012, Italy, Jun 2012

INTERNET 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Evolving
Internet, June 24-29, 2012 - Venice, Italy

General page:

Submission deadline: February 5, 2012

INTERNET 2012 Topics: Advanced Internet mechanisms; Graph
theory/topology/routing Internet support; Internet security
mechanisms; Internet trust, security, and dependability levels;
Internet performance; Internet AQM/QoS; Internet monitoring and
control; Internet and wireless; Internet and data streaming/mining
algorithms; Internet and sensor-oriented networks/algorithms; Internet


From: "NAKAJIMA, Kengo" <>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:17:59 +0900
Subject: VECPAR 2012, Japan, Jul 2012

10th International Meeting on High-Performance Computing for
Computational Science (VECPAR 2012)

RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)
Kobe, Japan, July 17-20, 2012

Paper Submission Due (8-pages): December 23rd, 2011
Author Notification: February 17th, 2012

Contributions are solicited in (but not restricted to) the following
areas: Large-scale Simulations in CS&E; Parallel and Distributed
Computing; Numerical Algorithms for CS&E; Multiscale and Multiphysics
Problems; Data Intensive Computing; Imaging and Graphics; Performance

10th anniversary VECPAR meeting in 2012 is the first one in Asia since
the VECPAR series started in1993. We are very excited because VECPAR
2012 will be held at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational
Science (AICS), home of "K computer".

K computer:
TOP500 :

Invited Speakers (Confirmed): Horst Simon (USA), Richard Vuduc (USA),
Takashi Furumura (Japan), Ryutaro Himeno (Japan), Yoshinobu Kuramashi
(Japan), Kenji Ono (Japan), Atsushi Oshiyama (Japan)

VECPAR 2012 welcomes proposals for independently planned half or
full-day workshops/tutorials. Deadline for proposals is Dec 1, 2011.


From: "J. F. Aguilar Madeira" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:40:20 -0000
Subject: Derivative-Free Meth For Eng Optim, Croatia, Sep 2012

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Mini-Symposia
CST2012-S16 on de topic "Derivative-Free Methods For Engineering
Optimization"( ) as
part of the Eleventh Conference in the Computational Structures
Technology (CST2012), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 4-7 September 2012.

The conference flyer is:

Please note that the call for papers for the conference closes on 20th
November 2011.

The purpose of this Mini-Symposia is to bring together researchers who
successfully develop techniques for solving optimization problems
(single and multi-objective) using derivative-free methods such as:
Evolutionary Optimization, Direct Search Methods, etc. We encourage
new theoretical developments in Derivative-Free Optimization
algorithms for single or multi-objective optimization as well as their
application for solving real engineering problems. Submissions
presenting novel developments or critical reviews are welcome.

Best regards,

The session organizers
J.F. Aguilar Madeira, IDMEC/IST, Portugal
H. Pina, IDMEC/IST, Portugal


From: Pawel Kosinski <>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:17:38 -0500
Subject: NA of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer, Greece, Sep 2012

Venue: Kos, Greece
Date: 19-25 September 2012

Understanding fluid dynamics and heat transfer has been one of the
major advances of mathematics, physics and engineering. Our symposium
covers various subjects: from new numerical methods and fundamental
research until engineering applications.

Topics of interest of the current symposium include (but other topics
are also welcome!):
- numerical methods for fluid flows and heat transfer
- turbulence
- multi-phase flows
- nanofluids
- non-Newtonian fluid dynamics
- free surface flows
- population balance modeling
- shock waves, combustion and explosions
- fluid-structure interactions
- engineering applications of fluid dynamics and heat transfer

All the papers presented at the conference will be published in a
special volume of the AIP (American Institute of Physics).

Important deadline:
April 20, 2012: manuscript submission (3-4 pages)

Please visit: to find out


From: Trond Steihaug <>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:12:52 -0500
Subject: Professor Position, Optimization, Univ of Bergen Norway

The Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway

Vacancy for a full professor in optimization at University of Bergen.
Deadline December 22, 2011.

For more details and how to apply, please visit
(and look for English text)

The research and teaching in the optimization group covers linear,
discrete and continuous optimization. The aim of the group is to be a
major international contributor of theory and methodology in these
disciplines, and to educate new experts in the field through our
master and PhD programs. Many of the research activities in the group
are motivated by industrial applications, and external collaboration
is an important component of the work. Including the vacant position,
the optimization group consists of two professors, one associate
professor, one postdoc, and two PhD students.

The successful candidate has a documented experience in industrial
applications of optimization and a broad knowledge of optimization
methods in general. He/she is an international expert either in
linear, combinatorial or continuous optimization, and has a strong
publication and citation record in international journals.

The successful candidate can also document success in attracting
research funding from science foundations and industrial
collaborators, and is experienced in research project work involving
supervision of PhD students and project management.

The Department of Informatics was established in 1984 and has 6
research groups: algorithms, bioinformatics, optimization, programming
theory, secure communication and visualization. The goal of the
Department is to provide education and conduct research in informatics
on a high international level. The Department has 22 permanent
faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, and an administrative staff of
7. It also has 10 post-docs, 6 researchers and 40 PhD- students. The
Department offers education at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate
level. The department is also recruiting new faculty within the
fields of bioinformatics and visualization. The best qualified
applicant will be evaluated relative to the best candidates from the
other two subject areas. The department will then extend an offer to
the overall best applicant. In the case of exceptionally good
candidates, more than one offer may be considered.

Basic teaching training is also a requirement, but the successful
applicant who does not have such competence at the time of his/her
appointment will be offered training and will be required to produce
evidence of such training within one year of the date of
appointment. This deadline is extended to two years for the successful
applicant who does not master a Scandinavian language at the time of
appointment. The teaching language will normally be Norwegian.

Teaching qualifications are to be given real weight in appointments to
top academic positions. Applicants must produce evidence of their own
teaching qualifications. For more details see the complete job

For further information about the position please contact Professor
Trond Steihaug: or Head of Department Petter


From: Rolf Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:53:03 +0200
Subject: Faculty Position, Appl Math, Aalto Univ

The Aalto University is newly created by a merger of Helsinki
University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and the
University of Art and Design Helsinki. The university invites
applications for a professorship in Applied Mathematics. The position
can be filled on any of the three levels of the tenure track system:
Assistant Professor (1st or 2nd term), Associate Professor or Full

The closing date for applications is December 15, 2011.

The complete position description and full application instructions
are given at

The Aalto University tenure track system is described at

The position is located at the Department of Mathematics and Systems
Analysis (


From: Aslak Tveito <>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 07:36:02 -0800
Subject: Postdoc Position, Simula/UCSD

Postdoc position: Computational analysis of excitation-contraction

The Cardiac Modeling Group at Simula Research Laboratory (SRL) and the
Cardiac Mechanics research group in the Department of Bioengineering
at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has an ongoing
research project aimed at increased understanding of
excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac cells. The project has an
opening for a three-year postdoctoral position starting as soon as
possible. The scientific focus of the successful candidate will be
development and computational analysis of mathematical models of the
processes governing excitation-contraction coupling. The candidate
should have a strong background in applied mathematics/scientific
computing and should be familiar with mathematical models of excitable
cells. The candidate would mostly be located at Simula Research
Laboratory in the vicinity of Oslo, Norway, but would also spend time
in the Cardiac Mechanics Research Group at UCSD, La Jolla, San Diego.
The current salary offered (to be paid in Norwegian kroners) is about
$87,000 per year. The candidate will work together with Dr. Molly
Maleckar (SRL), Professor Andrew McCulloch (UCSD), and Professor Aslak
Tveito (SRL, UCSD). Simula strives to achieve a good balance between
male and female employees, and women are particularly encouraged to

For further information, please contact Professor Aslak Tveito,
Managing Director of Simula Research Laboratory; Applications containing a full CV should be sent to with cc to by Dec 12th 2011. The
subject field should include: "JOBS 1110 SRL UCSD".


From: Erik Burman <>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 05:58:42 -0500
Subject: Postdoc/PhD Positions, Univ of Sussex

A 3 year post doc and (up to) two 3.5 year EPSRC-funded studentships
are available within a project on numerical methods for multiphysics
interface problems at the University of Sussex.

The aim of the project is to develop, analyse and implement numerical
methods for the computation of approximations to problems with
(possibly moving) interfaces, where different physical systems are
coupled across the interface. Typical applications include freesurface
flows and fluid structure interaction. For more details see

The student(s) will be based in the Numerical Analysis and Scientific
Computing group in the Department of Mathematics at the University of
Sussex and supervised by Professor Erik Burman.

As the project is closely linked to work carried out at the French
national research institute INRIA (in Paris) and at the University of
Jonkoping in Sweden, it is anticipated that the student may also some
spend some time in France and Sweden during the project.

Applicants should have, or be expecting to obtain in the near future,
a First Class or good Upper Second honours degree (or equivalent) in
mathematics, engineering or a mathematical science. An interest in
computational mathematics is essential, and some experience of
programming would also be desirable. The studentships are available
for UK/EU candidates only due to the character of the funding. Details
of how to apply can be found at

If you have any questions or queries, please email


From: "J. Monnier" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:21:20 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, NA, Toulouse Univ

A two-year postdoctoral position is available at Mathematics Institute
of Toulouse, France. The successful candidate will contribute to
improve and validate our shallow models for free-surface fluid flows,
non-newtonian, and apply the models to geophysical flows.

The applicant must have a PhD in applied mathematics or computational
sciences with a demonstrated experience in mathematical modeling,
numerical schemes and software development.

Application deadline is December 5th, 2011.

More information can be found at


From: Christian Pelties <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:05:48 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, LMU Munich, Germany

Post-doctoral Research Position in Computational Seismology

The Computational Seismology Group of the Dept. of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, Ludwigs-Maximilians Universität München,
invites applications for a Post-doctoral research position to support
our team.

The research will focus on the development and application of our
software package SeisSol. SeisSol is a high-order accurate
Discontinuous Galerkin method implemented on unstructured meshes to
solve forward wave propagation problems in realistic media with
complex geometry. Possible applications are the simulation of
realistic strong ground motions as well as in fundamental earthquake
physics with dynamic rupture sources based on non-linear friction
laws. The size of these problems requires the use of large scale
high-performance facilities and, thus, dense collaboration with
partners at the supercomputing centres of LRZ, KAUST, and IBM is
desired. The project will be integrated in the existing European-wide
training network ‘QUantitative estimation of Earth’s seismic sources
and STructure’ (QUEST) and ‘Advanced Simulation of Coupled Earthquake
and Tsunami Events’ (ASCETE) funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung.

Significant experience in the numerical solution of partial
differential equations and programming on multi-core parallel computer
architectures are essential. Knowledge of wave propagation theory and
earthquake source physics is advantageous. We also expect the
successful candidate to maintain the code and interact with users.
Candidates must have a PhD in geophysics, physics, applied
mathematics, engineering, computer science, or related field. The
working environment is multi-disciplinary and multicultural. English
is the primary working language in the Seismology group. The selection
process starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.
The position is fully funded (E13) for 3 years. To apply, please email
your CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and
addresses of 2 referees to Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel
( For more information, please
contact or visit .


From: "Tatiana T. Marquez-Lago" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 02:39:31 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Okinawa Inst of Sci and Tech

We are looking for two highly motivated recent doctorates to work in
several interdisciplinary projects aimed at (1) developing
stochastic/multiscaled simulation algorithms and, by combining
modeling and experimental techniques, (2) reaching a better
understanding of epigenetic changes, eukaryotic gene expression,
diffusion in sub-cellular compartments, and effects in key cell signal
transduction processes. The ideal candidates should have a background
in Mathematics, Computer Science and/or Control Engineering, as well
as a strong interest to collaborate with experimental biologists
(previous experience in Biology and/or stochastic modeling is a
plus). Likewise, candidates with a background in theoretical or
experimental Biology and a strong interest in predictive models will
be considered.

The successful candidates will join the Integrative Systems Biology
Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), under
the supervision of Assist. Prof. Tatiana T. Marquez-Lago
(PI). Specific projects entail constant feedback and cooperation with
experimental and theoretical groups both inside and outside
Japan. Thus, postdocs are expected to travel and be able to work in
groups, have excellent personal and communication skills, and a
willingness to communicate research results to interdisciplinary

OIST is a university with no departments, promoting interdisciplinary
collaborations. Research is conducted entirely in English and,
currently, 45 Principal Investigators and a growing population of over
200 international scientists, students, and research support staff are
located in OIST facilities in Okinawa, Japan. Postdoctoral
appointments include competitive salaries, on top of housing, travel
and relocation allowances,among other benefits.

To find out more, please visit:


From: Ming-Hui Jiao <>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 04:41:42 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, CSRC

Postdoctoral Fellows Positions in Laboratory for Applied Mathematics
at Beijing Computational Science Research Center (hereafter referred
to as the Center): the Center is a newly established multi-discipline
center for basic research in areas of applied mathematics, computer
science, computational physics, quantum chemistry, mechanics,
computational materials science, and emerging fields. The Center is
recruiting up to 30 faculty members of different grade in the next few

The Center invites applications for postdoctoral fellow positions in
areas specified above (visit for more
details). Demonstrated record of research accomplishments is highly
preferred. The successful candidates are expected to work with faculty
members of the center as well as developing his/her independent
research program. Appointments will be made on a two-year fixed-term
contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. The positions are
open till filled. Monthly salary ranges from 7,000 to 17,000 RMB,
depending on qualification and experience. Research funding, housing
and transportation benefits are also provided.

Project Titles:
1. Mathematical Theory and Applications of Numerical Computation on
Unstructured Meshes
2. Modeling and Computation of Complex Fluids/Soft Matter Materials
3. High Performance Computing in Computing Environment of Hybrid
4. Modeling and Simulation of Cell Motility and Migration
5. High-order Methods for Hamiltonian Systems
6. Robust, Efficient and High-quality Tetrahedral Mesh Generation and
Optimization, Adaptive 3D PDE-based Scientific Computing
7.Modeling and Simulation of Complex and Non-equilibrium Flows

Please send application materials either by postal mail to
Mr. Ming-Hui Jiao (86-10-82687009/82687001)
Beijing Computational Science Research Center
Floor 6, He Qing Road #3
HaiDian District, Beijing, 100084
People’s Republic of China
or by email to; Web-site:

Application materials include but not limited to: Curriculum Vitae,
publications list plus 3-5 representative publications, a summary of
research accomplishments, a brief statement of research plan and
start-up budget, and the contact information of at least three


From: Daniel B Szyld <>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:20:02 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Temple Univ

The Department of Mathematics at Temple University anticipates
multiple non-tenure track openings in its Postdoctoral Research
Assistant Professor program. These positions are for new or recent
PhDs, each paired with a faculty mentor (or mentors) in their research
area. Department researchers participate in a lively academic
environment, and have access to high performance computing resources,
including the recently established Owlsnest cluster.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Professors will teach 1 to 2 courses
per semester, and will receive teaching mentorship. The initial
appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a

Information about our research groups can be found at General departmental information can
be found at

Applications are only accepted through A complete
application file will include a cover letter, a CV, a research
statement, a teaching statement, and four letters of recommendation
(one of which should address teaching). Applicants should identify (in
the cover letter) one or more departmental faculty with compatible
research interests. Applications received by December 15, 2011 will be
assured full consideration.


From: Frank Knoben <>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 11:56:39 +0100
Subject: 2 PhD/Postdoc Positions, RWTH Aachen, Germany

At the Institute for Geometry and Practical Mathematics of the RWTH
Aachen we are currently offering two PhD/Postdoc positions. The salary
is according to the German civil service TV-L E 13 scale. The
candidate will be employed as a regular employee on a full time
position (75 % for PhD candidates during the first year).

For the first position:
The successful candidate will work within a DFG-funded research
project on numerical techniques for the simulation of EEG- and
MEG-signals based on the human brain. In particular adaptive finite
element techniques are to be developed and applied for the efficient
solution of forward and inverse problems in a real world
application. This research topic is embedded in a DFG funded
collaboration on connectivity in the human brain with the universities
Muenster, Ilmenau, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive
and Brain Sciences.

A requirement for this position is a diploma or master thesis in
numerical mathematics, computational engineering or a similar field.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible. You can also obtain
further information from

Second position:
The successful candidate will work within a DFG-funded research
project on numerical techniques for high-dimensional problems. In
particular novel hierarchical techniques will be developed that aim at
solving partial differential equations with many (stochastic)
parameters. This research topic is embedded in the DFG priority
program 1324 (

A requirement for this position is a diploma or master thesis in
numerical mathematics, computational engineering or a similar field.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact
Prof. Dr. L. Grasedyck
Tel.: +49 (0) 241-8097069

You can also obtain further information from our institute website

Please send your application (per email) by 04.12.2011 to
Prof. Dr. Lars Grasedyck
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Numerische Analysis
Templergraben 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany


From: "Landsberg, Sandy" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 22:46:45 -0500
Subject: US DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

The Department of Energy is pleased to announce the Office of Science
Graduate Fellowship (SCGF) Program.

The SCGF is a three-year award, providing partial tuition support, an
annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for
full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at
U.S. academic institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, a first-
or second-year graduate student, or an undergraduate senior at the
time of application. Applicants must be pursuing or plan to pursue
advanced degrees in areas relevant to the Office of Science research,
e.g., physics, materials sciences, chemistry, biology, applied
mathematics, computer and computational sciences, environmental
sciences, and some areas of engineering.

This year the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
will make awards in 3 major areas: Computer Science, Applied Math and
Network Environment Research. Complete information about the program
and a link to the online application can be found at . Applications are due Tuesday,
January 3, 2012. For additional questions, please contact Ceren
Susut-Bennett at .


From: Christoph Ortner <>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 15:53:00 +0000
Subject: PhD Positions, Analysis/Numerics/Prob/Stats, Warwick

MASDOC (Mathematics and Statistics Centre for Doctoral Training) is a
4 year graduate programme, 1 year MSc + 3 Year PhD, in Analysis,
Numerics, Probability and Statistics at the Warwick Mathematics and
Statistics Institutes. In their first year students take 6 advanced
courses to deepen their background in these 4 fields, while at the
same time beginning a research project that typically leads on to
their PhD project in years 2-4. We offer at least 10 fully funded
studentships each year.

The MASDOC Open Day takes place on 9 December 2011; we can reimburse
reasonable travel expenses for students.

Contact if you have any questions.

MASDOC homepage:

MASDOC Open Day:

Info for Prospective Students:


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:22:24 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 49(3)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 49, Number 3, December 2011

A Fourth Order Hermitian Box-Scheme with Fast Solver for the Poisson
Problem in a Square, Ali Abbas and Jean-Pierre Croisille, pp.239-267.

Solitary Wave Benchmarks in Magma Dynamics, G. Simpson and
M. Spiegelman, pp.268-290.

Error Analysis for a Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method for
the Helmholtz Equation, Roland Griesmaier and Peter Monk, pp.291-310.

Two-Grid Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Quasi-Linear Elliptic
Problems, Chunjia Bi and Victor Ginting, pp.311-331.

Adaptive Finite Element Simulation of the Time-dependent Simplified PN
Equations, Martin Frank, Jens Lang and Matthias Schafer, pp.332-350.

Tailored Finite Point Method for First Order Wave Equation, Zhongyi
Huang and Xu Yang, pp.351-366.

Numerical Blow-up of Semilinear Parabolic PDEs on Unbounded Domains in
R2, Jiwei Zhang, Houde Han and Hermann Brunner, pp.367-382.

Two-Grid Method for Nonlinear Reaction-Diffusion Equations by Mixed
Finite Element Methods, Luoping Chen and Yanping Chen, pp.383-401.

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