NA Digest Monday, September 24, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 39

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Nick Trefethen <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:12:01 -0400
Subject: Input on the fast-converging trapezoid rule

In 2006 Andre Weideman and I wrote half of a survey paper on the
trapezoid rule in scientific computing -- specifically the remarkable
special cases where it converges with super-algebraic speed: periodic
functions on an interval (Poisson?), rapidly decaying functions on the
real line (Turing?), and analytic functions on a circle in the complex
plane (Davis?). We are now returning to finish this paper and would
welcome input from others about the history and applications of this
elegant technique. Topics we will touch upon include the inverse
Laplace transform, special functions, functions of matrices, and
computational complex analysis.


From: Mohsen Maesumi <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:30:24 -0400
Subject: NA notes suitable for use with a calculator

I am looking for introductory lecture notes or texts for numerical
analysis which can be the basis of a practical beginner
calculator-based course.


From: Thomas Slawig <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:28:46 -0400
Subject: Metos3D Simulation Package released

Kiel University and DFG Cluster Future Ocean present the first part of
Metos3D - A Marine Ecosystem Toolkit for Optimization and Simulation
in 3-D.

Metos3D is designed for fast simulation and parameter identification
of models of the ocean part of the global carbon cycle. The toolkit is
divided into three packages, namely the Simulation Package, the
Sensitivity Package and the Optimization Package.

The Metos3D Simulation Package employs a PETSc implementation of a
matrix-free Newton-Krylov solver to compute periodic (stationary)
solutions. Moreover a fixed point iteration (spin-up) is part of the
implementation. A documentation and examples of models conforming to
the Metos3D API are included.

Metos3D defines a general Application Programming Interface (API) to
decouple biogeochemical models (BGC) and driver routines (ocean
circulation, forcing, geometry). The interface allows for a free
number of tracers, parameters, boundary and domain conditions. It was
designed to additionally support optimal control and parameter
identification/estimation/optimization, also via Automatic
Differentiation (AD).

Metos3D can be coupled to every (biogeochemical) model that conforms
to the Metos3D BGC API. Due to the interface the models can be
developed and distributed separately. Metos3D provides fully
functional examples on how the interface can be used.

The code is available at,


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 23:26:15 -0400
Subject: Suggestions for SIAM's John von Neumann Lecture

The John von Neumann Lecture - Invitation for suggestions

DUE OCTOBER 15, 2012

The John von Neumann Lecture is one of SIAM's most prestigious prizes
as well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting. It is
awarded annually for outstanding and distinguished contributions to
the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the effective
communication of these ideas to the community.

The 2013 John von Neumann Lecturer will receive a certificate and a
monetary award of $5,000 and will present a survey lecture at the 2013
SIAM Annual Meeting, to be held July 8-12, 2013, in San Diego,

The selection committee welcomes your suggestions of individuals for
this prize and will receive them THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2012. You may
submit your suggestions on the web form found at Inquiries
should be addressed to Calls for nominations for
SIAM prizes can be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:06:21 -0400
Subject: 2013 SIAM Activity Group Prizes, Calls for Nominations

2013 SIAM Activity Group Prizes - Open Calls for Nominations

The following SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) prizes will be awarded in
2013 and currently have open calls for nominations. Calls for
nominations are found at links below. Please send inquiries and
nominations to the address given in each call.

SIAG/Dynamical Systems prizes to be awarded at SIAM Conference on
Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS13)/May 19-23, 2013, in Snowbird,
Utah. Nominations due OCTOBER 15, 2012.



To be awarded at SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational
Issues in the Geosciences (GS13)/June 17-20, 2013, in Padova, Italy.
Nominations due OCTOBER 15, 2012.



Calls for nominations for these and other SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:09:13 -0400
Subject: New Book, Control & Optim w/Differential-Algebraic Constraints

Announcing the September 12, 2012, publication by SIAM of:
Control and Optimization with Differential-Algebraic Constraints,
edited by Lorenz T. Biegler, Stephen L. Campbell, Volker Mehrmann

2012 / xii+344 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-24-5 /
List Price $99.00 / SIAM Member Price $69.30 / Order Code DC23

Differential-algebraic equations are the most natural way to
mathematically model many complex systems in science and
engineering. Once the model is derived, it is important to optimize
the design parameters and control it in the most robust and efficient
way to maximize performance.

This book presents the latest theory and numerical methods for the
optimal control of differential-algebraic equations. Readers will find
the following features presented in a readable fashion so the results
are accessible to the widest audience: the most recent theory, written
by leading experts from a number of academic and nonacademic areas and
departments, several state-of-the- art numerical methods, and
real-world applications.

The book is intended for applied mathematicians, engineers, and
computational scientists from a variety of disciplines who are
interested in the optimal control of problems. It will be of interest
to those developing methods and theory and those working on real-world
applications, especially in control and chemical and mechanical

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


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 06:20:08 -0400
Subject: New Book, Intelligent Routines

Intelligent Routines
Solving Mathematical Analysis with Matlab, Mathcad, Mathematica and

Series: Intelligent Systems Reference Library, Vol. 39, Springer.

Anastassiou, George A., Iatan, Iuliana F.

2013, 2013, XIV, 582 p. 97 illus.


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:26:44 +0100
Subject: Verification and Numerical Algorithms, UK, Nov 2012

Verification and Numerical Algorithms
Tuesday 13th November 2012
London Mathematical Society

This one-day meeting is run by the LMS Computer Science Colloquium in
association with the EPSRC Network on Numerical Algorithms and High
Performance Computing. The aim of the colloquium is to provide an
opportunity for dialogue between researchers working in the
Mathematics of Numerical Algorithms and Computer Scientists working in
Formal Verification of numerical programs.

The speakers are

- Jean-Michel Muller (ENS Lyon)
- David Monniaux (CNRS/VERIMAG Grenoble)
- Daniel Kroening (University of Oxford)
- George A. Constantinides (Imperial College London)


From: Krassimir Georgiev <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:58:52 +0300
Subject: Annual Meeting of BGSIAM, Bulgaria, Dec 2012

2012 Annual Meeting of BGSIAM (SIAM Bulgarian Section)
Dates: December 19 -20, 2012
Venue: Institute of Mathematics&Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences, Sofia

Confirmed invited speakers:
Raitcho Lazarov, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University,
College Station, USA , “Numerical Upscaling and Preconditioning of
Flows in Highly Heterogeneous Porous Media”
Todor Gramchev, Department of Mathematics, University of Cagliari,
Italy, “Global Normal Forms of Perturbations of the Harmonic
Vladimir Veliov, Department of Mathematics, Vienna University of
Technology, Vienna, Austria, “Metric Regularity, Stability and
Approximations in Optimal Control”
Nikolay Kutev, Institute of Mathematics&Informatics, Bulgarian Academy
of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, “Anisotropic Diffusion and
Applications to Image Processing”

Cost for non-SIAM members 10 Euro or 20 BGN. Attendance is free for
SIAM members and students.

Programme and further details can be found at

To register, please send an email to Krassimir Georgiev at .


From: Tieyong ZENG <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:32:01 -0400
Subject: ICCP8, Hong Kong, Jan 2013

The 8th International Conference on Computational Physics (ICCP8) will
be held in Hong Kong on 7-11 January, 2013. It is organized by the
Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM) and
Hong Kong Baptist University. The conference aims to bring together
researchers, scientists, engineers, and students to exchange and
stimulate ideas from different disciplines, to discuss the practical
challenges encountered and the solutions adopted, and to learn about
the recent developments in frontiers of theory and numerical methods
in computational physics.

Conference Website:

Plenary Speakers: Kazuo Aoki; Stefano Atzeni; Gang Bao; Yuan Ping
Feng; Leonardo Golubovic; Klaus Hermann; Dieter H. H. Hoffmann;
Masahiro Hoshino; Michel A. Van Hove and Xueqiao Xu.

The meeting will focus on key aspects of computational physics.
Participants who would like to present should submit the title and
abstract through the Online Submissions. Abstracts submitted by 15
November 2012 will be reviewed by the Committee for the possibility of
presenting a poster or oral presentation.

Deadline for early bird registration: 15 October 2012
Deadline for abstract submission: 1 November 2012
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 November 2012
Submission of full paper: 31 January 2013

For more information contact Dr. Tieyong Zeng at .


From: Alexandra Smirnova <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:12:54 -0400
Subject: Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium, USA, Feb 2013

2013 Georgia Scientific Computing (GSC) Symposium
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Alexandra Smirnova Vladimir Bondarenko
Email: Email:

Format of the Symposium: The symposium will include five invited
talks, a poster session, a panel discussion, and substantial time for
interaction among the participants.

The plenary speakers are:
1. Dr. Hao Gao, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University
2. Dr. Guillermo Goldsztein, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute
of Technology
3. Dr. Yi Jiang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia
State University
4. Dr. Caner Kazanci, Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia
5. Dr. Brani Vidakovic, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of

Registration for Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium is free. It
will open December 1, 2012.

Further information on GSCS can be found at:


From: JING LI <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:51:40 -0400
Subject: Conf Change, New Frontiers in NA and Sci Comp, USA, Apr 2013

The time of the conference "New Frontiers in Numerical Analysis and
Scientific Computing", to be held at Kent State University, is changed
to April 19-20, 2013.

Registration deadline for this conference is December 15, 2012.


From: "Nicole C. Erle" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:25:56 -0400
Subject: SIAM Intl Conf on Data Mining (SDM13), USA, May 2013

2013 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM13)
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, TX, USA
May 2-4, 2013

The Call for Papers for this conference is now available. Please
visit for more information.

September 30, 2012 11:59 PM PST: Workshop/Tutorial Proposals
October 12, 2012 11:59 PM PST: Paper Submission*
December 20, 2012: Author Notification
January 25, 2013: Camera Ready Papers Due

*Note that paper submissions should have a maximum length of 9 pages

To submit optional supplementary material, please see instructions on .

January 23, 2013: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMSDM13

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Didier El Baz <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:58:30 +0200
Subject: Parallel Computing and Optimization, USA, May 2013

Workshop PCO'13, Parallel Computing and Optimization
to be held in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS, Boston, USA, May 20-24, 2013

The workshop on Parallel Computing and Optimization aims at providing
a forum for scientific researchers and engineers on recent advances in
the field of parallel or distributed computing for difficult
combinatorial optimization problems, like 0-1 multidimensional
knapsack problems and cutting stock problems, large scale linear
programming problems, nonlinear optimization problems and global
optimization problems. Emphasis will be placed on new techniques for
the solution of these difficult problems like cooperative methods for
integer programming problems and polynomial optimization
methods. Aspects related to Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC)
will also be treated. Finally, the use of new approaches in parallel
computing like GPU or hybrid computing, peer to peer computing and
cloud computing will be considered. Application to planning,
logistics, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications and
computational biology will be considered.

Paper submission deadline: December 21, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 11, 2013
Camera ready papers due: February 21, 2013
Workshop: May 24, 2013


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:35:02 -0700
Subject: FEMTEC 2013, USA, May 2013

Stratosphere Casino and Resort, Las Vegas, USA
May 19 - 24, 2013

We are pleased to announce the 4th event in the successful series of
International interdisciplinary conferences on Computational Methods
in Engineering and Sciences (FEMTEC 2013). FEMTEC 2013 is organized
jointly by the University of Nevada (Reno), University of Nevada (Las
Vegas), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and
University of West Bohemia (Pilsen, Czech Republic). The objective of
the meeting is to strengthen the interaction between researchers who
develop computational methods and scientists and engineers who employ
them in their research. This year, the number of participants is
limited by the geometry of the Stratosphere Tower, so register soon!

Thematic areas: Multiphysics coupled problems; Higher-order
computational methods; Computing with Python; GPU computing and Cloud
computing; Open source projects in scientific computing

Application areas: Computational electromagnetics, Civil engineering,
Nuclear engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nonlinear dynamics, Fluid
dynamics, Climate and weather modeling, Computational ecology, Wave
propagation, Acoustics, Geophysics, Geomechanics and rock mechanics,
Hydrology, Subsurface modeling, Biomechanics, Bioinformatics,
Computational chemistry, Stochastic differential equations,
Uncertainty quantification, and others.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Carlo de Falco (Politecnico di Milano,
Italy); Charbel Farhat (Stanford University, USA); Rainald Lohner
(George Mason University, USA)


From: "Nicole C. Erle" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:59:55 -0400
Subject: SIAM Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, USA, Jun 2013

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS13)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA
June 9-12, 2013

The Call for Papers for this conference is now available. Please
visit for more information.

November 8, 2012: Minisymposium proposals
January 15, 2013: Poster Submissions (Contributed Lectures are not
being solicited for MS13.)
January 15, 2013: Abstracts for minisymposium speakers

January 2, 2013: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMMS13

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Mladen Rogina <>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:41:43 -0400
Subject: ApplMath13 Conference, Croatia, Jun 2013

8th Conference on Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Šibenik, Croatia, June 10-14, 2013

The aim of the Conference is the exchange of ideas, methods and
problems between various disciplines of applied mathematics. Non
mathematicians using mathematics as a tool are also encouraged to take
part in the Conference. The first seven conferences had a strong
international flavor. Each one had a special topic, see the related
web sites.

Topics of the Conference: Mathematical methods in continuum mechanics
(main topic), Splines and wavelets with applications, CAGD, computer
graphics, approximation theory, Ordinary and partial differential
equations, integral equations, singular perturbation problems,
Numerical Mathematics in general, Optimization, Scientific Computing,

Invited speakers: Alain Bourgeat, France; Marc Briane , France; Juan
Casado Diaz, Spain; Moshe Goldberg, Israel; John H. Miller, Ireland;
Grigory Panasenko, France

Accommodation: May 1, 2013
Early registration: April 15, 2013
Abstract submission: May 15, 2013
Beginning of the conference and late registration: June 10, 2013
Manuscript submission: to appear


From: Melina Freitag <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:53:27 -0400
Subject: Conf in Honour of Alastair Spence, UK, Jul 2013

Conference in Honour of Alastair Spence, Bath, July 2013

Bifurcation Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Applications: a
conference in honour of Alastair Spence's 65th birthday

A two-day meeting in honour of Alastair Spence's 65th birthday will be
held at the University of Bath, UK, on 1-2 July 2013, celebrating
Alastair's contributions to bifurcation theory, numerical linear
algebra, and applications.

The meeting will take place the week after the 25th Biennial
Conference on Numerical Analysis in Strathclyde which is preceded by
the Preconditioning Conference in Oxford.

Confirmed invited speakers are: Howard Elman (University of Maryland);
Andrew Stuart (University of Warwick); Françoise Tisseur (University
of Manchester); Fengshan Bai (Tsinghua University); Ian Sloan
(University of New South Wales); Des Higham (University of
Strathclyde); Karl Meerbergen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven); Andrew
Cliffe (University of Nottingham); Simon Tavener (Colorado State
University); Alan Champneys (University of Bristol); Gerald Moore
(Imperial College London); Bodo Werner (Universität Hamburg)

Registration is now open.

For full details please visit the conference website

This conference is supported by a London
Mathematical Society Conference Grant.


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:43:11 -0400
Subject: IMA Maths of Surfaces, UK, Sep 2013

14th IMA Conference on Mathematics of Surfaces
11 – 13 September 2013, University of Birmingham (tbc)

Computer-based methods for the capture, construction, representation,
fitting, interrogation and manipulation of complicated surfaces have
led to a wide interest in, and need for, the mathematics of surfaces
and related curves. Many applications require the use of surface
descriptions, especially in such fields as computer aided design and
manufacturing, computer graphics and computer vision. The description
of surfaces is also of interest in geographic information systems,
multimedia, and many other areas of science and medicine. This
diversity and the wide range of applicability of the subject have
already enabled the IMA to hold thirteen very successful international
conferences in the Mathematics of Surfaces series.

Three types of papers are sought:
- Research papers presenting new developments in the capture,
representation, manipulation, approximation, fitting, and design of
surfaces, with an emphasis on computational methods and their
underlying mathematical principles.
- Research papers covering novel practical applications of surface
mathematics in areas such as CAD, computer vision, computer
graphics, geographic information systems, and architecture,
especially those which pose new problems for the research community.
- Survey papers describing the state of the art of an aspect of the
mathematics of surfaces.

Abstracts of up to 500 words for contributed papers are invited (in any of
the categories outlined above) before the end of September 2012. These
should be submitted to the IMA Conferences Department, either online at or by email to


From: Yogi Ahmad Erlangga <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:54:56 +0600
Subject: Chair Position, Math Dept, Nazarbayev Univ, Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, is seeking a
highly-qualified and experienced individual to lead its rapidly
growing Mathematics program in the School of Science and Technology

The candidate is expected to promote continued curricular and
programmatic development of the department and is expected to lead and
facilitate continued growth of its research and academic initiatives.

Desired applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Pure Mathematics,
Applied Mathematics or a close related field, possess a distinguished
record of teaching excellence and research productivity appropriate to
appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, and a minimum
of five years experience in developmental math programs, with
excellent English-language communication skills, international
experience and a demonstrated interest in research, teaching, and
administrative work.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and
regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally
recognized names in Higher Education. The student body is selected
from the top high schools throughout the country and region. To learn
more about Nazarbayev University, visit

The successful candidate is expected to start immediately and reports
directly to the Dean of SST. Nazarbayev University offers an
attractive benefits package, including: competitive compensation,
housing based on family size and rank, relocation allowance, air
tickets to home country twice per year, no-cost medical insurance,
with global coverage, free Kazakh or Russian language training,
educational allowance for children.

Please forward your curriculum vitae to, att: Dean
Bulbulian Additional information can be found on our website


From: Carl Meyer <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:43:49 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions, Data-driven Science, NC State

Positions available in data-driven science at NC State University,
Raleigh NC.

The research cluster in Data-Driven Science at North Carolina State
University is seeking four outstanding candidates and invites all
nationally recognized scholars conducting high-impact research and
education in this area to apply. While being flexible and open to any
strong candidates in this research focus, there is particular interest
in growing NC State’s expertise in Applied Discrete Mathematics,
Statistical Data Mining, Text Analytics, and High Performance Data

1. Applied Discrete Mathematics: This position would be the most
theoretical element in the cluster, though still very much motivated
by applications like analyzing sensor network coverage, effectively
modeling the internet, social networks, analyzing massive data sets,
etc. The focus is on graph theory related to random graphs,
computational topology/geometry or closely related topics.

2. Statistical Data Mining: This position would be in the general area
of analytics and data mining. This area includes methods for the
extraction of data features that distinguish classes (defaulters
vs. nondefaulters, spam vs. good mail, etc.) or predict a target like
profit, methods for relating these features to a target through
flexible models, methods for validity checks of those models and
methods for finding associations and clusters in data.

3. Text Analytics: This position focuses on text analytics with a
potential hire in natural language processing, spoken language
systems, information retrieval, word sense disambiguation, language
understanding or machine learning.

4. High Performance Data Systems: This position focuses on research of
new methods for storing, manipulating and accessing large-scale data
sets. We expect this faculty member to apply skills and knowledge to
cloud computing, multi-core hybrid systems and accelerators,
resilience of algorithms and large systems, service-oriented
architectures, storage technologies, metadata and provenance

While the goal is to hire strong candidates at the Associate or Full
Professor levels, exceptional Assistant Professors with strong
research and funding records will also be considered. Anticipated home
departments are primarily Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics
with potential for joint appointments in other departments. Because
these four hires are part of an interdisciplinary cluster-hiring
program, it is expected that they form a robust collaborative research
core that attracts existing faculty with strong skills in
complementary areas. Faculty have the potential to become involved in
several national research institutes like the ground-breaking
Institute for Advanced Analytics (IAA). With Research Triangle Park
(RTP) having a cluster economy in analytics, each candidate will also
have the opportunity to interact regularly with nationally known
leading companies in this important new area.

The candidate should have an earned doctorate in Computer Science,
Mathematics, Statistics or other related field. Successful candidates
will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research
program, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and foster
collaborations between departments. Priority will be given to
candidates that have demonstrated a passion for interdisciplinary
collaborations that cut across academic units. Successful candidates
will be recognized as a pioneering leader in the development of new
approaches for large-scale data-enabled sciences and have experience
in initiating, growing and managing research efforts and a record of
established extramural funding. The candidate should have a strong
capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,
including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral

Preference will be given to dynamic individuals with demonstrated
leadership skills that have a clear vision for practical problems in
large-scale analytics and the technical skills to develop advanced
solutions. Strongly prefer at least three years of experience
conducting high-impact research in a university, private sector,
government or non-profit organization.

Required attachments should include a cover letter, curriculum vita,
contact information for three references, and a one-page statement
outlining your vision for research and integration into the cluster. Review
of applications will begin in October, 2012 and will continue until the
position is filled. A start date of August 1, 2013 or earlier is

Full application details can be found at


From: Liwei Xu <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:25:55 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions, Chongqing Univ, China

The College of Mathematics and Statistics in the Chongqing University
(China) invites applications for several tenure-track positions
(assistant professor and simultaneously as senior research fellow)
under a young 100 talent scheme. Preference will be given to
candidates working on computational and applied mathematics.

Applicants should have a Ph.D degree in related fields. The starting
salary will be nationally competitive. Starting research funding,
family relocation funding and housing benefits will be provided.
Initial appointment will normally be on a three-year contract followed
by another three-year contract or an application for the tenured
position based on the mutual agreement.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a
research statement, and three reference letters (direct by referees)
should be sent to:

Dr. Liwei Xu


Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:53:48 -0300
Subject: Professor Positions, Univ of Concepcion, Chile

Two professorships at
Department of Mathematical Engineering
University of Concepcion, Chile

Two full-time professor positions are available at the Department of
Mathematical Engineering at University of Concepcion, Chile, from
March 1, 2013.

The Department is looking for a candidate holding a doctoral degree in
Mathematics, and who is specialized in one of the following (or
related) areas: Partial Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics,
Numerical Analysis, Optimization, and Probability.

The candidate's research record should include participation in
projects and publications in international journals. Note that the
Department is closely connected to the Center for Research in
Mathematical Engineering of the same University (,
which shelters most of the research and postgraduate activities of the

The candidate should be able to work in teams and to form research
groups. Teaching duties include courses (in Spanish) at both
undergraduate and graduate level.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae with a list of
publications, research funds awarded, participation in congresses,
teaching experience and copies of the most relevant publications.
Candidates should have three letters of recommendation sent to the

The Department may also request additional interviews and
psychological assessment, or choose to designate no winner without
stating reasons.

The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with the
successful candidate's experience.

Applications should be sent before October 30, 2012 to:

Direccion de Personal
Concurso IM-02
Universidad de Concepcion
Casilla 160- C, Correo 3

For more information, contact:

Dr. Mauricio Sepulveda C.


From: Tong Sun <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:45:47 -0400
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Computational Math, Bowling Green State

Tenure Track Position in Computational Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Bowling Green State University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State
University invites applications for a tenure-track position in
computational mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor starting
August, 2013.

Candidates are expected to have completed all requirements for a
doctorate in mathematics or related field before August 1,
2013. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates specializing in
any area of computational mathematics are encouraged to apply, but
preference may be given to those whose research interests involve
numerical partial differential equations and/or numerical linear
algebra. The successful candidate will have a strong research record,
have the ability to obtain external funding, interact with current
faculty and students, help the department maintain a strong research
emphasis in computational and applied mathematics, and contribute to
the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the
department. Usual duties consist of teaching, conducting scholarly
research, supervising graduate students, seeking external funding, and
participating in service activities.

Please apply online at and submit an AMS cover
sheet, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of
research accomplishments and future research plans, a teaching
statement, at least three current letters of recommendation (one
concerning teaching), and copies of transcripts showing the highest
degree earned. (Official transcripts will be required from the
successful candidate later.)

For inquiries, please contact:

Computational Mathematics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0221

Applications should be received by November 12th , 2012. Final
candidates are required to authorize and pass a background
investigation prior to an offer of employment. BGSU is an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages
applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with


From: Colin Fox <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:20:25 +1200
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Comp Inference, Univ of Otago, NZ

We are seeking at least two Postdoctoral Research Fellows in
- Computational Inference (MCMC) for Inverse Problems
- Sequential Inference applied to Agritech Sensors

The first project will adapt algorithms from CSE to perform
sample-based Bayesian inference (MCMC) in high-dimensional
inverse problems. This position would suit a person with strong
background in scientific computation or numerical analysis,
particularly computational linear algebra and optimization, and
would like to apply these ideas in a probabilistic setting to
perform uncertainty quantification. Full-time for two years,
plus one further year subject to review.

The second project will develop algorithms for sequential inference
on dynamical systems that will ultimately be embedded in agritech
sensors. This position would suit a person with a strong background
in Bayesian statistics, particularly sequential inference, and would
like to see these ideas put to practical use -- such as weighing cows.
Full-time for three years, plus two further years subject to review.

For expressions of interest or further information, contact Colin Fox
These positions are open until filled.


From: Sandra Steixner <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:30:27 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, University Assistant, Univ Innsbruck

The department of mathematics at the University of Innsbruck offers
a full-time university assistant position for four years in applied

A possible starting date for the position is November 1st, 2012.

The successful candidate should have a PhD or a doctoral degree in
technical mathematics or a related subject, preferable in the fields
of inverse problems, tomography, image processing, optimization and/or
partial differential equations.

We are looking for talented, self-motivated individuals having the
ability to cooperate with scientists working in applied sciences. Good
programming skills are desirable.

The teaching duties of the position are four hours per week and
payment will be in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement
(§49, para. III (b)).

Closing date for applications is October 10th, 2012.

Please send your written application including a current CV to
Universität Innsbruck
Chiffre MIP-7252
Posteinlaufstelle der Zentralen Dienste
Innrain 52
A-6020 Innsbruck

For further requests please contact
Mrs. Sandra Steixner (E-Mail:


From: "Marie E. Rognes" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 07:43:56 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Scientific Computing, Simula Research Laboratory

The Biocomputing Department at Simula Research Laboratory is seeking
an enthusiastic and goal-oriented PhD candidate to complement and
extend the research activities on automated solution of differential
equations with applications in biomedical or industrial applications.

Simula Research Laboratory AS is publicly owned research institute
located outside Oslo, Norway. It is a multi-cultural organization,
employing about 130 individuals from 25 countries. Simula is
conducting ICT research in the fields of communication technology,
scientific computing and software engineering.

The Biocomputing Department lies at the core of the scientific
computing research activities. The research in the department is
focused on numerical methods and software for solving partial
differential equations, aiming at advancing computational
methodologies for simulating complex physics in important problems
affecting human health.

The candidate should have a Master degree in applied mathematics,
scientific computing, computer science or biomedical engineering. The
candidate must have excellent English writing and speaking skills,
good computer programming skills, and high marks from the BSc and MSc

For more information about the position and the application process,

The closing date for applications is October 15 2012.


From: Karl Fuerlinger <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:19:50 +0200
Subject: PhD Position, High Performance Computing, Univ of Munich

A PhD position in the research project "Hierarchical Arrays" is
available at the MNM Team at LMU Munich.

The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and
seeks to develop new approaches for programming large-scale parallel
machines in the context of Exascale Computing.

Please consult for further
information, including desired background of candidates, employment
status, and information on how to apply.

Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Karl Fuerlinger, email

Application deadline: 31 October 2012


From: Brezinski Claude <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:45:24 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 61(2)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms. Volume 61 Number 2

Part II of the Proceedings of the congress
International Conference on Scientific Computing
S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy
October 10-14, 2011

Computing high precision Matrix Pade approximants, Bernhard
Beckermann, Daniel Bessis, Luca Perotti, Daniel Vrinceanu

B-spline bases for unequally smooth quadratic spline spaces on
non-uniform criss-cross triangulations, Catterina Dagnino, Paola
Lamberti, Sara Remogna

Banded target matrices and recursive FSAI for parallel
preconditioning, Luca Bergamaschi, Ángeles Martínez

Error analysis for matrix eigenvalue algorithm based on the discrete
hungry Toda equation, Akiko Fukuda, Yusaku Yamamoto, Masashi Iwasaki,
Emiko Ishiwata, Yoshimasa Nakamura

Error analysis of the mdLVs algorithm for computing bidiagonal
singular values, Munehiro Nagata, Masashi Iwasaki, Yoshimasa Nakamura

Numerical integration over the square in the presence of
algebraic/logarithmic, singularities with an application to
aerodynamics Walter Gautschi

Radial orthogonality and Lebesgue constants on the disk, Annie Cuyt,
Irem Yaman, Bayram Ali Ibrahimoglu, Brahim Benouahmane

Modifications of Newton’s method for even-grade palindromic
polynomials and other twined polynomials, Luca Gemignani, Vanni

General linear methods for y''=f((y(t)),


From: "Lucking, Laura - Chichester" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:55:39 +0100
Subject: Contents, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 5(5)

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 5(5)


A survey on unsupervised outlier detection in high-dimensional
numerical data (pages 363-387), Arthur Zimek, Erich Schubert and
Hans-Peter Kriegel

Research Articles

Unsupervised classification and analysis of objects described by
nonparametric probability distributions (pages 388-398), Richard

Model guided adaptive design and analysis in computer experiment
(pages 399-409), Qingzhao Yu, Bin Li, Zhide Fang and Lu Peng

Using data mining to enable integration of wind resources on the power
grid (pages 410-427) Chandrika Kamath and Ya Ju Fan,

A variance reduction framework for stable feature selection (pages
428-445), Yue Han and Lei Yu

Peer-to-peer distributed text classifier learning in PADMINI (pages
446-462), Xianshu Zhu, Tushar Mahule, Haimonti Dutta, Sugandha Arora,
Hillol Kargupta and Kirk Borne

On two-way Bayesian agglomerative clustering of gene expression data
(pages 463-476), Anna Fowler and Nicholas A. Heard

End of NA Digest