- Today's Editor:
- Daniel M. Dunlavy
- Sandia National Labs
- dmdunla@sandia.gov

- Egon Balas' autobiography published in German
- Young Adult Mathematical Writing Contest
- Stanford Univ Unstructured (SU2) Open-Source Code Released
- New Book, Singularities in Elliptic Boundary Value Problems
- New Book, Computational Optim of Systems Governed by PDEs
- New Book, The Art of Differentiating Computer Programs
- New Book, Numerical Solution of Algebraic Riccati Equations
- Workshop, Evolution Equations, Germany, Apr 2012
- Applied Math and Approx Theory, Turkey, May 2012
- Deadline extension, FDA2012, China, May 2012
- Optimization Methods and Software, Greece, May 2012
- Fast Methods in Scientific Computing, Italy, Mar 2012
- Discont Galerkin Finite Element Methods, USA, May 2012
- Innovative Time Integration, Austria, May 2012
- ICIA2012, Malaysia, Jun 2012
- Deadline extension: LSCP Workshop, USA, Jun 2012
- Undergrad Research Presentations, SIAM AN12, USA, Jul 2012
- Numerical Analysis (NumAn 2012), Greece, Sep 2012
- Faculty Positions, Santiago, Chile
- Postdoc Position, Math Biology, INRIA, France
- Postdoc/PhD Position, Num Math, Univ of Groningen
- Graduate Teaching Assist, Univ of Colorado Denver
- 3 PhD-Scholarships, Univ of Ulm
- Contents, Nonlinearity, 25(2)
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From: Martin Peters <Martin.Peters@springer.com>

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:39:17 -0500

**Subject: Egon Balas' autobiography published in German**

Egon Balas' autobiography has just been published in German with the

title "Der Wille zur Freiheit".

See http://www.springer.com/978-3-642-23920-5 for details.

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From: Tony Gonzalez <tony@bentobooks.com>

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:49:23 -0500

**Subject: Young Adult Mathematical Writing Contest**

In conjunction with the recent release of its new title "Math Girls",

Bento Books has announced a writing contest for young adults with an

interest in mathematics, and for professionals who would like to write

for that audience. Submissions are accepted in three categories, high

school-age authors, enrolled undergraduate/graduate authors, and

non-student/professional authors. The contest is being co-sponsored by

Wolfram Research, who has donated several Mathematica 8 licenses as

prizes for the top entries.

Desired submissions should take the form of a conversation between the

main characters of Math Girls about an interesting topic or problem

from mathematics, in the style of the conversations that make up the

bulk of the content of Math Girls. Winning entries and honorable

mentions will be made freely available as educational resources for

learners and teachers of mathematics. Deadline for submissions is

April 15, 2012.

Detailed contest rules and submission guidelines can be found here:

http://bentobooks.com/2012/01/math-girls-contest/

Thank you for your consideration.

Tony Gonzalez

Bento Books, Inc.

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From: Amrita Lonkar <amritam@stanford.edu>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:04:07 -0500

**Subject: Stanford Univ Unstructured (SU2) Open-Source Code Released**

We are releasing our Stanford University Unstructured (SU2)

open-source code. This is a collection of C++ based software tools for

performing Partial Differential Equation (PDE) analysis and for

solving PDE constrained optimization problems, with special emphasis

on CFD and optimal shape design.

There are several important features of SU2 that distinguish it from

other open-source CFD packages: - It is easy to implement new systems

of governing equations (e.g. plasma, chemically reacting flows,

etc.). - The architecture of the code separates the functionality of

the different parts of the solver, allowing rapid implementation of

new numerical schemes. - Lastly, SU2 incorporates everything needed to

perform a complete design loop; from the ability to compute flow and

adjoint solutions, to obtaining objective function sensitivities

relative to specified design variables, and, using this information,

drive gradient-based shape optimization through built-in mesh

deformation algorithms.

SU2 is under active development in the Aerospace Design Lab (ADL) in

the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University

and is released under an open-source license. More information can be

found at: http://su2.stanford.edu

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From: Zohar Yosibash <zohary@bgu.ac.il>

Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:33:06 -0500

**Subject: New Book, Singularities in Elliptic Boundary Value Problems**

Singularities in Elliptic Boundary Value Problems and Elasticity

and Their Connection with Failure Initiation, by Zohar Yosibash

(Vol. 37 in Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics), Springer,

2012, XXI, 459 p., ISBN 978-1-4614-1507-7

This introductory and self-contained book gathers as much explicit

mathematical results on the linear-elastic and heat-conduction

solutions in the neighborhood of singular points in two-dimensional

domains, and singular edges and vertices in three-dimensional

domains. These are presented in an engineering terminology for

practical usage. The author treats the mathematical formulations from

an engineering viewpoint and presents high-order finite-element

methods for the computation of singular solutions in isotropic and

anisotropic materials, and multi-material interfaces. The proper

interpretation of the results in engineering practice is advocated, so

that the computed data can be correlated to experimental observations.

The table of contents includes: 1. Introduction; 2. An Introduction to

the p- and hp-Versions of the Finite Element Method; 3. Eigenpair

Computation for Two-Dimensional Heat Conduction Singularities;

4. GFIFs Computation for Two-Dimensional Heat Conduction Problems;

5. Eigenpairs for Two-Dimensional Elasticity; 6. Computing Generalized

Stress Intensity Factors (GSIFs); 7. Thermal Generalized Stress

Intensity Factors in 2-D Domains; 8. Failure Criteria for Brittle

Elastic Materials; 9. A Thermoelastic Failure Criterion at the Micron

Scale in Electronic Devices; 10. Singular Solutions of the Heat

Conduction (Scalar) Equation in Polyhedral Domains; and more.

To order, or for more information about this book, please visit

http://www.springer.com/mathematics/computational+science+%26+engineering/book

/978-1-4614-1507-7

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:58:26 -0500

**Subject: New Book, Computational Optim of Systems Governed by PDEs**

Announcing the January 12, 2012, publication by SIAM of:

Computational Optimization of Systems Governed by Partial Differential

Equations, by Alfio Borzì and Volker Schulz

2012 / xx + 282 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-04-7

List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.50 / Order Code CS08

This book fills a gap between theory-oriented investigations in

PDE-constrained optimization and the practical demands made by

numerical solutions of PDE optimization problems. The authors discuss

computational techniques representing recent developments that result

from a combination of modern techniques for the numerical solution of

PDEs and for sophisticated optimization schemes.

It is intended for graduate students working in PDE-constrained

optimization and students taking a seminar on numerical

PDE-constrained optimization. It is also suitable as an introduction

for researchers in scientific computing with PDEs who want to work in

the field of optimization and for those in optimization who want to

consider methodologies from the field of numerical PDEs. It will help

researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to formulate and

solve optimization problems.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,

please visit http://www.siam.org/books

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:51:56 -0500

**Subject: New Book, The Art of Differentiating Computer Programs**

The Art of Differentiating Computer Programs: An Introduction to

Algorithmic Differentiation, by Uwe Naumann

2011 / xviii + 340 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-06-1 /

List Price $93.00 / SIAM Member Price $65.10 / Order Code SE24

This is the first entry-level book on algorithmic (also known as

automatic) differentiation (AD), providing fundamental rules for the

generation of first- and higher-order tangent-linear and adjoint

code. The author covers the mathematical underpinnings as well as how

to apply these observations to real- world numerical simulation

programs.

Readers will find many examples and exercises, including hints to

solutions. Also included are the prototype AD tools dco and dcc for

use with the examples and exercises. The derivative code compiler dcc

provides first- and higher-order tangent-linear and adjoint modes for

a limited subset of C/C++. In addition, readers will have access to a

supplementary website containing sources of all software discussed in

the book, additional exercises and comments on their solutions

(growing over the coming years), links to other sites on AD, and

errata.

This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students in

computational science, engineering, and finance as well as applied

mathematics and computer science. It will provide researchers and

developers at all levels with an intuitive introduction to AD.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,

please visit http://www.siam.org/books

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From: Bruce Bailey <bailey@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:02:23 -0500

**Subject: New Book, Numerical Solution of Algebraic Riccati Equations**

Announcing the January 17, 2012, publication by SIAM of:

Numerical Solution of Algebraic Riccati Equations, by Dario A. Bini,

Bruno Iannazzo, and Beatrice Meini

2012 / xii + 256 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-08-5 /

List Price $69.00 / SIAM Member Price $48.30 / Order Code FA09

This concise and comprehensive treatment of the basic theory of

algebraic Riccati equations describes the classical as well as the

more advanced algorithms for their solution in a manner that is

accessible to both practitioners and scholars. It is the first book in

which nonsymmetric algebraic Riccati equations are treated in a clear

and systematic way. Some proofs of theoretical results have been

simplified and a unified notation has been adopted.

Readers will find a discussion of doubling algorithms, which are

effective in solving algebraic Riccati equations, and a detailed

description of all classical and advanced algorithms for solving

algebraic Riccati equations, along with their MATLAB® codes.

Contents: Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction and Preliminaries; Chapter

2: Theoretical Analysis; Chapter 3: Classical Algorithms; Chapter 4:

Structured Invariant Subspace Methods; Chapter 5: Doubling Algorithms;

Chapter 6: Algorithms for Large-Scale Problems; Appendix A: Basic

Properties; Listings; Notation; Bibliography; Index.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,

please visit http://www.siam.org/books

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From: Lehel Banjai <banjai@mis.mpg.de>

Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:53:20 -0500

**Subject: Workshop, Evolution Equations, Germany, Apr 2012**

Hereby we announce a three-day meeting with the title:

"Generalized Solutions of Evolution Equations:

Theory, Numerical Approximation, and Applications"

that will take place in Leipzig at the Max Planck Institute for

Mathematics in the Sciences from 12th-14th April 2012.

The invited speakers will be:

András Bátkai (ELTE TTK, Budapest)

Ricardo Estrada (Louisiana State University, USA)

César Palencia (University of Valladolid, Spain)

Stevan Pilipovic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

The topics include but are not restricted to:

- evolution equations

- operator semigroups

- numerical methods and regularity theory

There will be no conference fee and the deadline for abstract

submission is 27th February. The registration and abstracts can be

emailed to banjai@mis.mpg.de. For further information see:

http://www.mis.mpg.de/scicomp/gsee/

Organizers:Frank Neubrander, Louisiana State U., Lehel Banjai,

MPI Leipzig

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From: "George A Anastassiou (ganastss)" <ganastss@memphis.edu>

Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 03:48:06 +0000

**Subject: Applied Math and Approx Theory, Turkey, May 2012**

"Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory 2012" (AMAT 12)

to be held in Ankara, Turkey, May 17-20, 2012,

TOBB University of Economics and Technology.

Celebrating the 60th birthday of Professor George Anastassiou.

Information can be found in

http://amat2012.etu.edu.tr/

Organizer Prof. Oktay Duman (ALL QUESTIONS TO HIM)

oduman@etu.edu.tr<mailto:oduman@etu.edu.tr>

Topics: Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory in the broad

sense.

Plenary Speakers: George Anastassiou, Martin Bohner, Jerry Bona,

Dimitru Baleanu, Heiner Gonska, Weimin Han, Cihan Orhan.

International Organizing Committee: Jerry Bona, Sever Dragomir, Sorin

Gal, Narenda Govil, Anna Kaminska, Ram Mohapatra, Gaston N’Guerekata,

Richard Zalik.

Local Organizing Committee: E. Erkus-Duman, B. Aksoylu, C. Vardar,

C. Turan.

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From: HongGuang Sun <sunhongguang08@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:13:06 -0500

**Subject: Deadline extension, FDA2012, China, May 2012**

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to January 31,

2012.

Conference website:http://em.hhu.edu.cn/fda12/

Please submit your abstract to: fda12@hhu.edu.cn

Paper and abstract format: http://em.hhu.edu.cn/fda12/Forauthors.html

For more information about the conference, visit

http://em.hhu.edu.cn/fda12/Importantdates.html or contact FDA2012

Conference Department at fda12@hhu.edu.cn.

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From: Oleg Burdakov <oleg.burdakov@liu.se>

Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:07:53 +0100

**Subject: Optimization Methods and Software, Greece, May 2012**

The 3rd Conference on Optimization Methods and Software

May 13-17, 2012, Crete, Greece

http://www.ise.ufl.edu/cao/oms12/

The conference aims to review and discuss recent advances and

promising research trends in continuous and discrete optimization

theory, methods, applications and software development.

TOPICS INCLUDE, but are certainly not limited to the following

subjects: Linear and Nonlinear Optimization; Integer and Combinatorial

Optimization; Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization; Global Optimization;

Semi-definite Programming; Semi-infinite Programming; Multi-objective

Optimization; Stochastic Optimization; Complementarity and Variational

Inequality Problems; Derivative-free Optimization; Network

Optimization; Scheduling Problems; Optimal Control; Automatic

Differentiation; Optimization Software.

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. Details of the submission are

available on the conference web site. Papers presented at the

conference will be considered for peer-reviewed publication in a

special issue of the journal Optimization Methods and Software.

Proposals of organizing sessions are welcome and can be sent to

Luis Nunes Vicente by email lnv<at>mat.uc.pt

Abstract submissions: January 31, 2012

Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2012

Early registration: March 31, 2012

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From: Peter Schmid <peter@ladhyx.polytechnique.fr>

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:47:28 +0100

**Subject: Fast Methods in Scientific Computing, Italy, Mar 2012**

Workshop on Fast Methods in Scientific Computing

March 26 - April 2, 2012, Montestigliano, Italy

A workshop on fast methods in scientific computing will take place

from March 26 to April 2, 2012 in Montestigliano, Italy. It will cover

modern computational techniques for rapidly and accurately solving

integral and partial differential equations arising in science and

engineering. The key-note speaker for the workshop is Prof. Gunnar

Martinsson from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Fast solvers for elliptic PDEs such as the Laplace and Helmholtz

equations have come to form key building blocks in scientific

computing. Elliptic PDEâ€™s are encountered in the governing equations

in many branches of physics, but they also arise in implicit

time-integration schemes of dynamical systems. While fast methods for

such problems have traditionally been based on iterative solvers

(e.g. GMRES, multigrid) recent developments have enabled the

construction of linear complexity direct solvers which in a single

step construct an approximation to the solution operator of the

problem. This workshop addresses direct methods that are robust,

stable, fast and under certain conditions outperform state-of-the-art

iterative methods.

The workshop is intended for doctoral students in the early stage of

their research project. Applications (containing a CV, letter of

interest and brief summary of the doctoral research topic) should be

sent to info@montestigliano-workshop.com by February 10, 2012. Twelve

candidates will be selected to participate in the workshop and will

receive a fellowship which will cover registration/accommodation.

For more information, see http://www.montestigliano-workshop.com.

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From: "Xiaobing H. Feng" <xfeng@math.utk.edu>

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:34:45 -0500

**Subject: Discont Galerkin Finite Element Methods, USA, May 2012**

The 2012 JOHN H. BARRETT MEMORIAL LECTURES RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN

DISCONTINUOUS GALERKIN FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL

EQUATIONS

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 John H. Barrett Memorial

Lectures, ``Recent Developments in Discontinuous Galerkin Finite

Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations", will take place

on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville from May

9-11, 2012.

The Barrett Lectures began in 1970 as a tribute to Dr. John H.

Barrett, a former Mathematics Department Head at the University of

Tennessee. They have been given annually since 1970, in a variety of

mathematical fields by a succession of distinguished lecturers. They

represent one of the few long standing lecture series in mathematics

in the southeastern United States. The focus of the 2012 Barrett

Lectures will be to survey and explore a range of issues in

discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods for partial

differentials equations that include design, analysis, and

implementation of this class of numerical PDE methods, as well as

their applications to other science and engineering fields.

Principal Speakers:

Franco Brezzi (University of Pavia, Italy)

Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University )

Invited Speakers: Slimane Adjerid; Susanne Brenner; Bernado Cockburn;

Clint Dawson; Leszek Demkowicz; Jean-Luc Guermond; Charalambos

Makridakis; Donatela Marini; Ricardo Nochetto; Beatrice Riviere

http://www.math.utk.edu/barrett/

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From: Alexander Ostermann <alexander.ostermann@uibk.ac.at>

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:56:23 -0500

**Subject: Innovative Time Integration, Austria, May 2012**

The University of Innsbruck organizes in collaboration with the

University of Trieste the 7th workshop in series on numerical analysis

and scientific computing. This year, the topic will be innovative time

integrators.

The invited speakers are:

Martin Arnold, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Philippe Chartier, INRIA Rennes & ENS Cachan Bretagne (France)

The intention of the workshop is to provide a platform for exchanging

new ideas and results in the development of innovative time

integrators. The workshop covers both, theoretical and practical

aspects, and wants to bring together numerical analysts working in the

field as well as PhD students who intend to start in this area.

For more information, see

http://www.uibk.ac.at/mathematik/na/workshop_2012/

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Organizers:

Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck)

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste)

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From: The first International Conference on Informatics & Applications <icia@sdiwc.net>

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:00:48 -0600

**Subject: ICIA2012, Malaysia, Jun 2012**

The International Conference on Informatics & Applications (ICIA2012)

University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

June 3-5, 2012

http://www.sdiwc.net/icia2012/

The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at University

Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, From June 3-4, 2012

which aims to enable researchers build connections between different

digital applications.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to)

research topics: - Information Ethics- Information Content Security -

Data Compression- E-Technology- E-Government- E-Learning- Cloud

Computing- Grid Computing- Green Computing- Access Controls- Data

Mining- Social Search- Computer Forensics- Computer Security-

Peer-to-Peer Social Networks- Information and Data Management -

Network Security- Social Networks- Real-Time Systems- Internet

Modeling- Assurance of Service- Image Processing- Web Services

Security- Multimedia Computing- Software Engineering- Biometrics

Technologies- Wireless Communications- Semantic Web, Ontologies-

Mobile Social Networks- Distributed and Parallel Applications-

Embedded Systems and Software - Critical Computing and Storage -

Critical Infrastructure Management - Soft Computing Techniques -

Confidentiality Protection- Mobile Networking, Mobility and

Nomadicity- Anti-cyberterrorism - Ubiquitous Computing, Services and

Applications - Forensics, Recognition Technologies and Applications -

Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems - Signal Processing, Pattern

Recognition and Applications- User Interfaces,Visualization, more

Submission Date : Apr. 1, 2012

Notification of acceptance : Apr. 15, 2012

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From: Elise DeDoncker <elise.dedoncker@wmich.edu>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:05:58 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Deadline extension: LSCP Workshop, USA, Jun 2012**

Deadline for paper submission to LSCP has been extended to January 31.

CFP: for the Workshop on Large Scale Computational Physics (LSCP),

which is organized in conjunction with the International Conference on

Computational Science (ICCS) 2012 (see, http://www.iccs-meeting.org ),

to take place in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, June 4-6.

Scope: The workshop will focus on symbolic and numerical methods,

algorithms and tools for developing and running large-scale physics

computations. Special interest will go to algorithms, scalability,

parallelism and high numerical precision. System architectures may

also be presented as long as they are actually supporting physics

calculations, including: massively parallel systems, GPU, many-cores,

grid/cloud computing. Topics will be chosen from areas including high

energy physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, cosmology, quantum

physics, condensed matter physics, materials science and engineering,

molecular simulations, complex and turbulent systems and so on.

Deadline: Camera-ready papers should be submitted via the online

submission system (see,

http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2012/papers/upload.php) of the ICCS

conference by January 31, 2012. Notification of acceptance is expected

by February 20.

Proceedings: Accepted papers will be printed in the ICCS conference

proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia

Computer Science series (see,

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/719435/description#description

Papers must be formatted for the Procedia Computer Science. Templates

are available for LaTeX and for MS Word.

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From: Peter Turner <pturner@clarkson.edu>

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:31:49 -0500

**Subject: Undergrad Research Presentations, SIAM AN12, USA, Jul 2012**

Undergraduate Projects in Applied and Computational Mathematics

SIAM AN12, July 9 – 13, 2012, Minneapolis, MN

As part of the Student Days activities at the SIAM Annual Meeting in

Minneapolis, http://www.siam.org/meetings/an12/ it is again planned to

have one, or more, sessions devoted to undergraduate research projects

in Applied & Computational Mathematics.

This builds on successful sessions at previous SIAM Annual and CS&E

Meetings. This event has become a regular feature of SIAM’s student

activities at meetings.

Interested students are invited to submit the following by e-mail in

plain text format:

Title,

Name(s) of student(s), with affiliation

Name(s) of Advisor(s), with affiliation, and a

Brief abstract (maximum 75 words)

to the organizer:

Peter Turner, pturner@clarkson.edu

Deadline for submission: As soon as possible. Details must be

finalized in March to schedule the session and have full information

published in the program.

The number of presentation slots is limited, so early submission is

advised.

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From: "Dimitrios Noutsos" <dnoutsos@uoi.gr>

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 14:21:59 +0200

**Subject: Numerical Analysis (NumAn 2012), Greece, Sep 2012**

Fifth Conference on Numerical Analysis 2012 (NumAn 2012)

Recent Approaches to Numerical Analysis:

Theory, Methods and Applications

September 5-8, 2012 -- University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

http://users.uoi.gr/numan2012

We are organizing a conference in Numerical Analysis entitled "Fifth

Conference on Numerical Analysis (NumAn 2012) - Recent Approaches to

Numerical Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications"

(http://users.uoi.gr/numan2012).

The conference will take place at the Conference Center of the

University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, Wednesday 5, to Saturday 8,

September 2012.

The themes of the conference are in the broad area of numerical

analysis and applications, including: numerical methods and

algorithms; numerical computing and software; applications of

numerical methods to science, engineering, biology, finance, etc.;

parallel and high-performance numerical computation; scientific

computing.

All areas of numerical analysis are considered, including: numerical

methods for ordinary, partial and stochastic differential equations;

numerical linear algebra; nonlinear and optimization problems.

We invite interested researchers to submit one-page abstracts, for

lecture or poster presentations, on topics pertaining to the themes of

the conference by Monday, April 30, 2012. Please visit NumAn2012's web

site ( http://users.uoi.gr/numan2012) for more information.

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From: Norbert Heuer <nheuer@mat.puc.cl>

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:20:08 -0300

**Subject: Faculty Positions, Santiago, Chile**

Catholic University of Chile

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for three tenure

track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning either

March or August 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics,

proven research potential in pure or applied mathematics,

and a strong commitment to teaching and research.

The regular teaching load for assistant professors consists of

three one-semester courses per year, reduced to two during the

first two years. The annual salary will be approx. US$ 47,000.

Please send a letter indicating your main research interests,

potential collaborators in our Department (http://www.mat.puc.cl),

detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:

Director, Departamento de Matematicas

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Av. Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Santiago, Chile

Fax: (56-2) 552-5916, Email: mmusso@mat.puc.cl

For informal enquiries please contact Norbert Heuer, nheuer@mat.puc.cl

Deadline: June 30, 2012

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From: Arnaud Tonnelier <arnaud.tonnelier@inria.fr>

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 04:33:16 -0500

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Math Biology, INRIA, France**

INRIA (Grenoble, France) invites applications for a post-doctoral

position in Mathematical Biology.

Title : From smooth sigmoidal-type interactions to switch-like

behavior

Subject : Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to

carry out theoretical and computational research on discontinuous

dynamical systems (with switch-like interactions). Sigmoidal-type

interactions are ubiquitous in biology, from the firing rate response

of neurons and gene regulatory networks models to the Michaelis-Menten

model for enzymes kinetics. A common approach to analyze such models

is to replace the sigmoid functions by step functions leading to

switch-like nonlinearities. However the use of discontinuous

dynamical systems raises numerical and mathematical problems mainly

due to the occurrence of the so-called sliding motion during which the

solution slides along a threshold. The goal of this project is to

compare the flow induced by the sigmoidal functions with the one

created by the associated nonsmooth system. In particular, one open

question is the link between the limit solution when sigmoids approach

step functions and the solution of the discontinuous system.

- Skills: The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Applied Mathematics

and should have an interest in applications in biology. The applicant

should be able to perform independent research.

- Starting date and length: The position is funded for one-year with a

gross monthly salary of 2264 euros and may be extended for up to 18

months.

Located in the earth of the French Alps, Grenoble is an ideal place

for skiing, climbing, hiking and all types of mountains sports.

Application can be made on-line through

http://www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment/offers/post-

doctoral-research-fellowships/campaign-2012

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From: Fred Wubs <f.w.wubs@rug.nl>

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:00:58 -0500

**Subject: Postdoc/PhD Position, Num Math, Univ of Groningen**

There is a vacancy in the unit Computational Mechanics and Numerical

Mathematics at the University of Groningen. The associated unit is

active in computational fluid dynamics and solution methods for large

sparse nonlinear systems (see also http://www.math.rug.nl/cmnm). We

want to fill the vacancy in this unit by a postdoc or PhD student,

depending on skills and experience of the candidate.

Description

The Kuroshio current near the Japanese coast in the North Pacific

Ocean undergoes decadal time scale transitions between different

paths. The aim of this project is to assess the predictability of

these path transitions and to determine the effects of the large-scale

(equivalent) barotropic instabilities, meso-scale eddies and

wind-stress variations on this predictability.

In the project we will use a combination of direct numerical

simulation, stochastic parameterization of the effects of meso-scale

eddies, techniques from the theory of random dynamical systems and

data-assimilation methods to analyze the flows in one- and two-layer

shallow water models of the Kuroshio Current. Ensemble methods will be

used to investigate the predictability of the Kuroshio path

transitions, including a study of the impact of specific observations,

in deterministic and stochastic models. The researcher (postdoc or PhD

student) will concentrate on the stochastic parameterization of

meso-scale eddies and the numerical techniques to tackle the

stochastic partial differential equations efficiently. The PhD

student will also follow a number of courses to improve his/her

professional skills and to widen the scientific horizon.

Requirements

Candidates should: hold a PhD degree (for the postdoc position) or a

Msc degree (for the PhD postion) in applied mathematics or physics,

have a good knowledge of numerical mathematics, have good programming

skills, have a potential to carry out creative and independent

research, be fluent in the English language (written and verbal). For

the postdoc position the candidate should have accepted publications

in the peer-reviewed literature. Experience with stochastic modeling

and/or CFD is considered an advantage. The successful candidate

should be available to start not later than April 1, 2012.

Conditions of employment

Postdoc: The candidate is offered a full-time position for one year

with a possible extension of 21 months. PhD position: The assignment

is for 4 years (maximum) and includes an assessment after the first

year. It is a temporary assignment for a period of 4 years. First, you

will get a temporary position of 1,5 years with the perspective of

prolongation with another 2,5 years. After the first year, there will

be an evaluation as to the feasibility of successful completion of the

PhD thesis within the next three years.

For salary and details on the application we refer to the associated

announcement on

http://www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/jobOpportunitiesRUG

For more information, you can contact Dr F.W. Wubs, F.W.Wubs@rug.nl

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From: Jan Mandel <jan.mandel@ucdenver.edu>

Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 01:18:25 -0500

**Subject: Graduate Teaching Assist, Univ of Colorado Denver**

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the

University of Colorado Denver are actively recruiting students for the

PhD program in Applied Mathematics. A number of graduate teaching

assistantships are expected to open this year. Applications for the

assistantships are due February 1, 2012, but remain being considered

until all the positions are filled.

The Numerical Analysis/Computational Mathematics area with the Center

for Computational Mathematics (CCM) is one on the main strengths in

department. The current regular faculty in this area and their

research interests are:

Lynn Bennethum: porous media, modeling, continuum mechanics, numerical

PDEs. Andrew Knyazev: eigenvalue problems and applications, numerical

PDEs, data mining. Julien Langou: numerical linear algebra and

parallel computing. Jan Mandel: data assimilation, wildfire modeling,

uncertainty, applied probability.

The CCM faculty and students have direct access to state of the art

parallel computing resources. UC Denver is an urban university located

in the heart of downtown Denver at the foot of the Rocky

Mountains. Please see http://ccm.ucdenver.edu/wiki/Students for more

information and how to apply.

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From: Petra Hildebrand <petra.hildebrand@uni-ulm.de>

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:25:30 +0100

**Subject: 3 PhD-Scholarships, Univ of Ulm**

Announcement of scholarship

Within in the DFG (German Science Foundation) Research Training Group

(Graduiertenkolleg) „Modeling, Analysis and Simulation in Economic

Mathematics“ at the Faculty of Mathematics and Economics of the

University of Ulm there is

3 PhD Scholarships

available for three years starting at April 1st 2012 or later.

The scope of the research training group is the investigation of

economic questions by means of mathematical modeling, analysis and

simulation. These questions are developed in cooperation with partners

from outside the University and arise from the following areas:

1. Evaluation of complex financial products

2. Risk analysis und management

3. Optimal Strategies

4. Econometric analysis und strategies

5. Knowledge discovery and data mining

To solve such problems, the scholarship holders will work in the

following mathematical disciplines:

1. Stochastical models, their analysis and simulation

2. Statistical inference und data analysis

3. Stochastical control and optimization

4. Partial differential equations and functional analysis

5. Financial mathematical modeling and analysis

6. Numerical analysis and simulation

7. Methods in the development and quality management of software

Further information is found on:

http://www.uni-ulm.de/einrichtungen/gradkoll1100

The amount of the scholarships is based on the guidelines of the DFG:

http://www.dfg.de/formulare/1_30a/1_30a.pdf

Alumni’s of mathematical based courses of studies are asked to send

their significant application documents (copies of certificates, CV,

photo) up to February, 3rd 2012 to the speaker:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Urban

University of Ulm

Institut for Numerical Analysis

Helmholtzstrasse 18

89069 Ulm

Phone: +49-731-502-3535

Fax: +49-731-502-3548

email: petra.hildebrand@uni-ulm.de

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From: Anna-Ulla Jansson <Anna-Ulla.Jansson@iop.org>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:21:01 +0000

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 25(2)**

NONLINEARITY

Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2012

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication

on the web. This issue is available at: URL:

http://iopscience.iop.org/0951-7715/25/2.

Pages: R1--R44, 255--567

INVITED ARTICLE

R1, Using multiscale norms to quantify mixing and transport, Jean-Luc

Thiffeault

PAPERS

255, Necessary conditions for the existence of additional first

integrals for Hamiltonian systems with homogeneous potential, Andrzej

J Maciejewski, Maria Przybylska and Haruo Yoshida

279, Existence and multiplicity of periodic solutions of semilinear

resonant Duffing equations with singularities, Zaihong Wang and

Tiantian Ma

309, Global generalized solutions for Maxwell-alpha and Euler-alpha

equations, Dmitry Vorotnikov

329, The spine of an SQG almost-sharp front, Charles Fefferman,

Garving Luli and Jose Rodrigo

343, Four-body co-circular central configurations, Josep M Cors and

Gareth E Roberts

371, Finite dimensional Hamiltonian system related to a Lax pair with

symplectic and cyclic symmetries, Zi-Xiang Zhou

397, Renormalizable H\'enon-like maps and unbounded geometry, P E

Hazard, M Lyubich and M Martens

421, Heat--sweat flow in three-dimensional porous textile media,

Buyang Li and Weiwei Sun

449, The Cauchy problem for the Novikov equation, A Alexandrou Himonas

and Curtis Holliman

481, Almost reducibility for finitely differentiable ${\rm

{SL(2,\mathbb{R})} }$-valued quasi-periodic cocycles, Claire

Chavaudret

495, Stationary equilibrium singularity distributions in the plane, P

K Newton and V Ostrovskyi

513, Regularity of solutions to the liquid crystals systems in ${\rm

{{\mathbb{R}}^2} }$ and ${\rm {\mathbb{R}^3} }$, Mimi Dai, Jie Qing

and Maria Schonbek

533, Nonuniformly expanding 1D maps with logarithmic singularities,

Hiroki Takahasi and Qiudong Wang

551, Statistical properties of nonuniformly expanding 1D maps with

logarithmic singularities, Hiroki Takahasi

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From: Oleg Burdakov <oleg.burdakov@liu.se>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:43:11 -0500

**Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software, 27(1)**

Table of Contents

Optimization Methods and Software (OMS),

Volume 27, Number 1 (February, 2012)

Deng-Feng Li, Jiang-Xia Nan and Mao-Jun Zhang, Interval programming

models for matrix games with interval payoffs, 1-16

M. Rademaker, B. De Baets and H. De Meyer, Optimal monotone

relabelling of partially non-monotone ordinal data, 17-31

Yukai Hung and Weichung Wang, Accelerating parallel particle swarm

optimization via GPU, 33-51

Qiaolin Ye, Chunxia Zhao and Ning Ye, Least squares twin support

vector machine classification via maximum one-class within-class

variance, 53-69

S. Sundhar Ram, A. Nedic and V.V. Veeravalli, A new class of

distributed optimization algorithms: Application to regression of

distributed data, 71-88

Haw-ren Fang, Sven Leyffer and Todd Munson, A pivoting algorithm for

linear programming with linear complementarity constraints, 89-114

Johan Löfberg, Automatic robust convex programming, 115-129

N. Karmitsa, A. Bagirov and M.M. Mäkelä, Comparing different nonsmooth

minimization methods and software, 131-153

Alper Yildirim, On the accuracy of uniform polyhedral approximations

of the copositive cone, 155-173

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

http://www.mai.liu.se/~olbur/contents

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

http://www.tandfonline.com/goms

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From: George Anastassiou <ganastss@memphis.edu>

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:58:47 -0500

**Subject: Contents, J Appl Functional Analysis, 7(1-2)**

TABLE OF CONTENTS, JOURNAL OF APPLIED FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS,

VOL. 7, NO.’S 1- 2, 2012

Matrix–Valued Wavelets and Multiresolution Analysis, A. San Antolin

and R. A. Zalik, 13

The Random Motion on the Sphere Generated by the Laplace-Beltrami

Operator, Dimitra Kouloumpou and Vassilis G. Papanicolaou, 26

Quantitative Estimates in the Overconvergence of Some Multivariate

Singular Integrals, George A. Anastassiou and Sorin G. Gal, 42

A Note on Strong Differential Superordinations Using

Sălăgean and Ruscheweyh Operators, Alina Alb Lupaş, 54

Certain Strong Differential Superordinations Using a Generalized

Sălăgean Operator and Ruscheweyh Operator, Alina Alb

Lupaş, 62

A New Fixed Point Theorem for m Mapings On m Complete Metric Spaces,

Luljeta Kikina and Kristaq Kikina, 69

Direct and Converse Theorems for Generalized Bernstein Polynomials

Based on the q-Integers, İbrahim Büyükyazici, 81

A New Non-Unique Fixed Point Theorem, Erdal Karapinar, 92

A Simple Proof of the Nadler’s Contraction Principle, M. Eshaghi

Gordji, H. Baghani and S. Davoudi, 98

Some New Ostrowski Type Inequalities, W. T. Sulaiman, 102

Logarithmic Order and Type on Some Weighted Function Spaces,

A. El-Sayed Ahmed and A. Kamal, 108

Some Fixed Point Theorem for Mapping on Complete G-Cone Metric Spaces,

Duran Turkoglu and Nurcan Bilgili, 118

Stability of an Additive–Quadratic Functional Equation in Menger

Probabilistic Normed Spaces, M. Eshaghi Gordji, M. Bavand Savadkouhi

and S. M. Vaezpour, 138

On New Classes of Double Sequence Spaces Defined by Orlicz Function,

Ayhan Esi, 148

On the Convergence of Variational Iteration Method for the Solution of

Partial Differential Equations of Fractional Order, M. Zandy and A.

Aminataei, 157

Lattictic Random Stability of an Additive-Quadratic Functional

Equation by Fixed Point Method, Choonkil Park and Reza Saadati, 170

On mIg-Normal Spaces, Haining Li and Zhaowen Li, 185

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From: George Anastassiou <ganastss@memphis.edu>

Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:09:08 -0500

**Subject: Contents, J Concrete and Applicable Math, 10(1-2)**

TABLE OF CONTENTS, JOURNAL OF CONCRETE AND APPLICABLE MATHEMATICS,

VOL. 10, NO.’S 1-2, 2012

The Method of Laplace and Watson’s Lemma, Richard A. Zalik, 11

On special strong differential subordinations using a generalized

Salagean operator and Ruscheweyh derivative, Alina Alb Lupas, 17

A note on special strong differential subordinations using a

multiplier transformation and Ruscheweyh derivative, Alina Alb Lupas,

24

Global behavior of the max-type difference equation xn+1 =

max{A/x_(n-m) ,1/ (x_(n-k)^á )}, Taixiang Sun, Hongjian Xi, Bin Qin,

32

A General System of Quadratic Functional Equations in Non-Archimedean

Fuzzy Menger Normed Spaces, M. B. Ghaemi and H. Majani, 40

A Note on Horner's Method, Tian-Xiao He and Peter J.-S. Shiue, 53

Common Fixed Point Results with Applications in Convex Metric Spaces,

Safeer Hussain Khan and Mujahid Abbas, 65

Basic Hypergeometric Series and q-Harmonic Number Identities, Wenchang

Chu,N.Gu, 77

Some Relationship between the q-Genocchi Numbers and Bernstein

Polynomials, N. S. Jung, H. Y. Lee, C. S. Ryoo, 99

Some Theorems in Cone Metric Spaces, Duran Turkoglu, Muhib Abuloha,

Thabet Abdeljawad, 106

Stability of a mixed type additive and quadratic functional equation

in random normed spaces, M. Eshaghi Gordji, M. Bavand Savadkouhi,

J. M. Rassias, 117

Monotonic Random Walk on a One-Dimensional Lattice, Alexander

P. Buslaev, A.G. Tatashev, 130

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