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- SIAM Prize Nominations, deadlines approaching, Oct 15
- Call for Nominations, Germund Dahlquist Prize
- New Book, Metaheuristics for Dynamic Optimization
- Pacific Northwest NA Seminar, USA, Oct 2012
- Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra, USA, Oct 2012
- Deadline Ext, NLAA 2013, India, Jan 2013
- GAMM Num. Methods for Uncertainty Quant, Germany, Jan 2013
- High-Dimensional Approximation (HDA 2013), Australia, Feb 2013
- Numerical Combustion (NC13), USA, Apr 2013
- Chair/Reader, Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing
- Faculty Positions, Applied Mathematics, UC Merced
- Tenure Track Positions, Southern Methodist Univ
- Tenure Track Position, University Assistant, Graz, Austria
- Academic Positions, Brunel Univ, UK
- Staff Position, DAKOTA Support Analyst, Sandia NL
- Limited Term Position, Computer Science, Sandia NL
- Postdoc Position, Stochastic Systems Biology, OIST
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From: "J. M. Littleton" <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:33:31 -0400

**Subject: SIAM Prize Nominations, deadlines approaching, Oct 15**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - SIAM Prizes - deadline October 15

SIAM is accepting nominations for the following major prizes and SIAG

prizes. The nomination deadline - OCTOBER 15 - is approaching. Calls

for nominations are found at the links below. Send inquiries and

nominations to the address given in each call.

JAMES H. WILKINSON PRIZE in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_wilkinson.php

RALPH E. KLEINMAN PRIZE

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_kleinman.php

THE JOHN von NEUMANN LECTURE

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_neumann.php

JURGEN MOSER LECTURE (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_moser.php

J. D. CRAWFORD PRIZE (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_crawford.php

SIAG/GEOSCIENCES CAREER PRIZE

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_siag_gscareer.php

SIAG/GEOSCIENCES JUNIOR SCIENTIST PRIZE

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_siag_gsjrscientist.php

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <littleton@siam.org>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:47:53 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nominations, Germund Dahlquist Prize**

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Germund Dahlquist Prize - due November 15

SIAM awards the Germund Dahlquist Prize for original contributions to

fields associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical

solution of differential equations and numerical methods for

scientific computing. The recipient must be at most 18 years (full

time equivalent) of involvement in mathematics since PhD at the award

date.

The Dahlquist Prize will be awarded at SciCADE 2013, to be held

September 16- 20, 2013, in Valladolid, Spain. The award consists of a

certificate and a cash award of $1000. The recipient is expected to

give a lecture at the meeting. SIAM will reimburse the recipient's

travel expenses to attend the meeting and deliver the lecture.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination, CV, and letters of

support from two or three experts, should be addressed to the

Professor Arieh Iserles / Chair, Germund Dahlquist Prize Committee and

sent by NOVEMBER 15, 2012, to the e-mail address found in the call for

nominations, http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_dahlquist.php.

Inquiries should be sent to the same address. Complete calls for

nominations for SIAM prize can be found at

http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php.

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From: Siarry <siarry@univ-paris12.fr>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 15:11:19 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Metaheuristics for Dynamic Optimization**

Metaheuristics for Dynamic Optimization

Enrique Alba, Amir Nakib and Patrick Siarry (Eds)

SPRINGER, ISBN 978-3-642-30664-8. September 2012.

http://www.springer.com/engineering/computational+intelligence+and+complexity/book/978-3-642-30664-8

This book is an updated effort in summarizing the trending topics and

new hot research lines in solving dynamic problems using

metaheuristics. An analysis of the present state in solving complex

problems quickly draws a clear picture: problems that change in time,

having noise and uncertainties in their definition are becoming very

important. The tools to face these problems are still to be built,

since existing techniques are either slow or inefficient in tracking

the many global optima that those problems are presenting to the

solver technique.

Thus, this book is devoted to include several of the most important

advances in solving dynamic problems. Metaheuristics are the more

popular tools to this end, and then we can find in the book how to

best use genetic algorithms, particle swarm, ant colonies, immune

systems, variable neighborhood search, and many other bioinspired

techniques. Also, neural network solutions are considered.

Both, theory and practice have been addressed in the chapters of the

book. Mathematical background and methodological tools in solving

this new class of problems and applications are included. From the

applications point of view, not just academic benchmarks are dealt

with, but also real world applications in logistics and bioinformatics

are discussed here. The book then covers theory and practice, as well

as discrete versus continuous dynamic optimization, in the aim of

creating a fresh and comprehensive volume. This book is targeted to

either beginners and experienced practitioners in dynamic

optimization, since we took care of devising the chapters in a way

that a wide audience could profit from its contents.

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From: Grady Wright <gradywright@boisestate.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:35:54 -0400

**Subject: Pacific Northwest NA Seminar, USA, Oct 2012**

The 25th annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS

2012) will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Boise State

University on Saturday, October 27, 2012. The meeting will bring

together interdisciplinary researchers from universities, government

research labs, and industry mainly from the Pacific Northwest region

to share expertise in both pure and applied aspects of numerical

analysis and computational mathematics.

Location: Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Confirmed Speakers: Uri Ascher, Ray A. Berry, Ed Beuler, Somantika

Datta, Lisa Davis, Aaron Fogelson, Grady Lemoine, Kristi Maschhoff

Poster session: We are soliciting posters from participants

(especially from students and postdocs) to be included in a poster

session during the meeting. Deadline for poster submissions is

October 14, 2012.

Travel funding: For students and postdocs presenting posters, some

funding will be available to partially cover travel expenses thanks to

grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Pacific

Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

Registration: We ask all participants to register by October 17, 2012.

Complete details on the meeting can be found at

https://sites.google.com/a/boisestate.edu/pnwnas2012/

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From: Haim Avron <haim.avron@gmail.com>

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:21:52 -0400

**Subject: Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra, USA, Oct 2012**

Workshop on "Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra (RandNLA): Theory and

Practice" (Under the auspices of FOCS 2012, the 53rd Annual IEEE

Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science)

Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick NJ, USA

October 20, 2012

Matrix algorithms are the foundation for many methods in data

analysis, scientific computing, and engineering applications, and

Numerical Linear Algebra (NLA) is the key discipline enabling the

analysis and implementation of such algorithms. Without highly

efficient and scalable NLA algorithms, the challenge of big data will

not be met. To meet this challenge a true boost in performance is

necessary and that necessitates new algorithmic paradigms to be

developed, analyzed, and deployed. Randomization is one of only a

handful of paradigms that have the potential to deliver the desired

true boost in performance. In the past, scientists and application

users were distrustful and shied away from randomized numerical linear

algebra algorithms, because (i) their output is unpredictable, (ii) it

may not be reproducible, (iii) the error analysis is probabilistic,

and (iv) the obtained accuracy is very crude. However, the NLA

community is now seriously considering the use of "radical" ideas like

randomization, and, indeed, recent years saw much research on

randomized numerical linear algebra algorithms.

The goal of the workshop is to expose the participants to recent

progress on developing randomized numerical linear algebra algorithms,

as well as on the application of such algorithms to a variety of

disciplines and domains.

More information, including list of confirmed speakers and schedule:

http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~drinep/RandNLA

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From: Shreemayee Bora <shreemayee@yahoo.com>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 05:59:58 -0400

**Subject: Deadline Ext, NLAA 2013, India, Jan 2013 **

An International Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and its

Applications (NLAA 2013) is being held at the Indian Institute of

Technology Guwahati during 15-18 January, 2013. For details please see

http://www.iitg.ernet.in/nlaa2013/conference/

The earlier deadline of 10 October, 2012 for submitting complete

applications is now extended to 31 October, 2012.

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From: Ronald Kriemann <rok@mis.mpg.de>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 06:27:43 -0400

**Subject: GAMM Num. Methods for Uncertainty Quant, Germany, Jan 2013**

The 29th GAMM-Seminar in Leipzig will take place from

Monday, January 21st until Wednesday, January 23rd 2013.

The topic of the workshop is

"Numerical Methods for Uncertainty Quantification"

Invited speakers are

* Hermann Matthies (TU Braunschweig)

* Anthony Nouy (Ecole Centrale Nantes)

* Fabio Nobile (Politecnico di Milano)

* Ivan Oseledets (RAS Moscow)

See also the webpage

http://www.mis.mpg.de/scicomp/gamm29/index.html

Registration is open.

Applications can be sent to rok@mis.mpg.de.

Abstracts for talks (25 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion)

should be sent to the same address.

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From: Jochen Garcke <garcke@ins.uni-bonn.de>

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 04:31:49 -0400

**Subject: High-Dimensional Approximation (HDA 2013), Australia, Feb 2013**

We have the pleasure to announce the fifth meeting in our workshop

series on high-dimensional approximation.

Fifth Workshop on High-Dimensional Approximation (HDA 2013)

11 - 15 February 2013

The Australian National University, Canberra

http://hda2013.ins.uni-bonn.de/

The workshop covers current research on all numerical aspects of

high-dimensional problems. The scope ranges from high-dimensional

approximation theory over computational methods to engineering and

scientific applications. Participation is open to all interested in

high-dimensional computational mathematics and science.

The program of the HDA workshops consists solely of contributed talks

and we encourage both young researchers as well as established

researchers to contribute. Interaction between researchers is one of

the main goals of this series of workshops.

These conferences are called workshops to encourage the presentation

of work in progress. The workshop will have no parallel sessions,

therefore the number of participants will be limited.

Submission of abstracts is due till the 15th of November 2012.

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From: "Kirsten Wilden" <Wilden@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:21:36 -0400

**Subject: Numerical Combustion (NC13), USA, Apr 2013**

NC13 - SUBMISSION DEADLINES APPROACHING!

Call for Papers - Fourteenth International Conference on Numerical

Combustion (NC13)

Conference Co-chairs:

Mitchell Smooke, Yale University, USA

D. Scott Stewart, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Charles Westbrook, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Location: Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Dates: April 8-10, 2013

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/nc13/

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMNC13

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

October 8, 2012: Minisymposium proposals

October 8, 2012: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at

meetings@siam.org.

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From: Simon Neil Chandler-Wilde <s.n.chandler-wilde@reading.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 09:44:49 +0000

**Subject: Chair/Reader, Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing**

Chair/Reader in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing,

University of Reading

As part of recruitment to 16 new academic positions in the School of

Mathematical and Physical Sciences, we are seeking a mathematician, at

full or associate professor level, to carry out internationally

leading research in numerical analysis/scientific computing and to

contribute to interdisciplinary research across the School. The School

has a world class reputation in the maths and physics of weather,

climate, earth observation, nonlinear waves and geophysical flows, and

you will contribute to a thriving research and education effort in

mathematics and at the interface between mathematics and earth system

science.

The candidate appointed should have: an outstanding research

reputation and publication record in numerical analysis/scientific

computing; the ability to build an internationally excellent research

programme; the ability to secure research funding strong leadership

skills and the willingness to play a leading role in the development

of NA across the School; the ability to contribute to our

undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes; excellent

communication skills.

Informal enquiries are welcome to Prof Beatrice Pelloni

(b.pelloni@reading.ac.uk<mailto:b.pelloni@reading.ac.uk>, Head of

Department of Mathematics and Statistics) or Prof Simon Chandler-Wilde

(s.n.chandler-wilde@reading.ac.uk<mailto:s.n.chandler-wilde@reading.ac.uk>,

Head of School).

For further details or to apply go to

www.reading.ac.uk/jobs<http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs> and search using

the reference number CH12020.

Closing Date; 9 November 2012.

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From: Dora Lopes <dlopes@ucmerced.edu>

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 17:42:05 -0400

**Subject: Faculty Positions, Applied Mathematics, UC Merced **

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university

campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the

tenth campus of the University of California and the first American

research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission

of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of

the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and

student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate,

master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools:

Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced

(http://naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu) invites applications in the area

of Applied Mathematics (http://appliedmath.ucmerced.edu) starting July

1, 2013 at the levels of Full/Associate Professor (tenured) and

Assistant Professor (tenure-track). We are seeking exceptionally

qualified candidates with expertise in modeling, applied analysis,

scientific computing, or related areas. Special attention will be paid

to applicants who participate in interdisciplinary research, will

contribute to developing the applied mathematics curriculum, and will

contribute to one or more of the campus research initiatives in the

natural sciences, engineering and/or social sciences.

For more information or to apply:

http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/academic/position.jsf?positionId=4246

AA/EOE.

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From: "Daniel R. Reynolds" <reynolds@smu.edu>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:42:42 -0500

**Subject: Tenure Track Positions, Southern Methodist Univ**

Position Nos. 5754 and 6040. The Department of Mathematics at

Southern Methodist University invites applications for two

tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning fall 2013. The

department offers an active doctoral program in computational and

applied mathematics.

Preference will be given to candidates engaged in interdisciplinary

research in computational biology, high-performance computing, or

multi-scale methods. Outstanding candidates working in other areas of

computational and applied mathematics may also be

considered. Applicants must have a PhD, provide evidence of

outstanding research, and have a strong commitment to teaching at both

undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of

publications, research and teaching statements should be submitted via

the website http://www.mathjobs.org/. Candidates should also arrange

for three letters of recommendation, which may be submitted on the

same website or sent by regular mail to Faculty Search Committee,

Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box

750156, Dallas, TX 75275-0156. The Search Committee can be contacted

via email: mathsearch@mail.smu.edu, Tel: (214) 768-2452 and Fax: (214)

768-2355.

To insure full consideration the application must be received by

December 17, 2012, but the committee will continue to accept

applications until the positions are filled. The committee will

notify applicants of its employment decisions after the positions are

filled.

SMU, a private university with an engineering school is situated in

the heart of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. SMU will

not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national

origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status. We particularly

welcome applications from minority or women scholars. SMU is also

committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual

orientation. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of

a background check.

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From: Michaela Seiwald <michaela.seiwald@uni-graz.at>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 06:23:01 -0400

**Subject: Tenure Track Position, University Assistant, Graz, Austria**

Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling a

University Assistant with doctorate (40 hours a week; fixed-term

employment for the period of 6 years with qualification agreement;

Envisaged Job Starting Date immediately )

Job specification:

- Research and teaching in applied mathematics with emphasis on

optimization, numerical analysis and analysis

- Cooperation in the research network "Mathematical Optimization and

Applications in the Biomedical Sciences"

- Collaboration in supervision of students

- Cooperation in organisational and administrative matters

Professional qualifications:

- Doctorial degree in a mathematical branch of study

- Solid knowledge in mathematical optimization (continuous) and its

algorithmic realisation, in differential equations, in functional

analysis and numerical analysis

Personal profile:

- High motivation for scientific excellence

- Capacity for teamwork

- Ability to teach in german language

Classification:

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective

Agreement): A2 Minimum salary: The minimum salary as stated in the

collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR

4004.70 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous

employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and

remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can

expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous

possibilities for further education and personal development. Take

advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment

full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: 14. November 2012

Reference Number: MB/159/99 ex 2011/12

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within

the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on

your application and please send your CV, photo and relevant letters

of recommendation to:

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Personalressort

Universitätsplatz 3

8010 Graz

or by e-mail bewerbung@uni-graz.at

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From: Simon Shaw <Simon.Shaw@brunel.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:49:58 +0100

**Subject: Academic Positions, Brunel Univ, UK**

Mathematics at Brunel has the following openings:

1) Chair in applied mathematics:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFD500/chair-in-applied-mathematics/

2) Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in probability and its

applications:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFD509/reader-sl-l-in-mathematics/

Both of these "areas" will be interpreted in a wide sense and so they

are both of interest to the na.digest community.

Please feel free to circulate this news as you see fit.

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From: "Stewart, James R" <jrstewa@sandia.gov>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 22:23:38 +0000

**Subject: Staff Position, DAKOTA Support Analyst, Sandia NL**

The Optimization and UQ Department at Sandia National Laboratories in

Albuquerque, NM, is seeking qualified applicants for a DAKOTA Support

Analyst. DAKOTA is open-source software with capabilities for design

optimization, parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, and

sensitivity analysis using large-scale simulation codes on

high-performance computers (http://dakota.sandia.gov). The DAKOTA

Support Analyst will lead in-depth technical support for users of

DAKOTA. Responsibilities include helping customers effectively use

DAKOTA, conducting training and user group sessions, managing DAKOTA

usability efforts, improving help resources, and interfacing between

customers, software developers, andline managers.

The position requires strong technical skills, outstanding

communication skills, a positive customer service attitude, and

interest inhelping others to achieve success, whether they are users

or developers. Itwill ultimately require a working knowledge of how to

set up and run problems in DAKOTA, a strong knowledge of computational

simulation, and familiarity with relevant hardware and software

systems. Secondarily, the DAKOTA Support Analyst will assist the team

in software maintenance, configuration management, and deployment

activities. Applicants should hold a bachelors or advanced degree in

Computer Science, Engineering, Operations Research, or

Mathematics. Experience working with large-scale software projects,

interest in continued learning, and familiarity with optimization,

uncertainty quantification, statistics, and related technologies are

all highly desirable.

For more information and to apply, go to http://www.sandia.gov/ and

click on the "careers" link. The Job ID is 641546. Sandia National

Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Sandia is a

Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory; as such, many of our

jobs require a DOE security clearance, which requires

U.S. citizenship. If this position requires a Department of Energy

(DOE)-granted security clearance, U.S. citizenship and employee

eligibility for clearance processing will be required at the time of

hire. If you hold dual citizenship and you accept a job offer for a

position that requires a DOE-granted security clearance, you will be

asked by DOE to renounce your foreign citizenship and retain only your

U.S. citizenship.

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From: Denise Wagner <recruitingads@sandia.gov>

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 12:41:33 -0400

**Subject: Limited Term Position, Computer Science, Sandia NL**

Sandia National Laboratories is searching for a Limited Term - R&D

Science and Engineering Computer Science Researcher for the Numerical

Analysis and Applications Department in the Albuquerque, NM facility.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.

The Numerical Analysis and Applications department focuses on

fundamental and applied R&D on numerical methods, discretization, and

algorithms for applications in energy, climate and national security.

This research position will contribute directly to several new

projects at Sandia on analysis and development of computational

approaches to model the dynamics of the atmospheric and land ice,

including coupling effects, on the Earth's climate.

REQUIRED:

- Requires Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline plus 5 or more

years of experience; or a Master's degree in relevant discipline

plus 2 or more years of experience; or a Doctorate in relevant

discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Track record of high-quality research as evidenced by peer-reviewed

publications and high-quality scientific software.

- Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with multi-

disciplinary teams of engineers and scientists.

- Experience in computer programming in C++ on massively parallel

computers.

DESIRED:

Experience with the following:

- Sandia's open source Trilinos toolkit.

- Applications in climate modeling.

- Advanced node-level programming such as CUDA, OpenACC, OpenCL, or

OpenMP.

To learn more about this position and to apply online, please visit us

at http://www.sandia.gov/careers/search-openings.html, click Advanced

Search and reference Job Opening ID Number: 641808.

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer.

M/F/D/V.

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From: "Tatiana T. Marquez-Lago" <tatiana.marquez@oist.jp>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 01:59:14 -0400

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Stochastic Systems Biology, OIST**

We are looking a highly motivated doctorate to work in several

interdisciplinary projects focused in stochastic gene expression,

diffusion, and effects in key cell signal transduction

processes. Ideal candidates will have a background in Mathematical

and/or Computational Sciences and a strong interest to collaborate

with experimental biologists. Previous experience with dynamical

systems (ODEs, PDEs) and Matlab programming is expected, while

experience in biological/chemical reaction modelling and stochastic

simulation (temporal and spatio-temporal) is a plus. Motivated

postdocs may have the opportunity to perform experiments in our

wetlab, should they desire to do so, while models will be calibrated

closely with experimental data. Specific projects will entail constant

feedback and cooperation with experimental and theoretical groups both

inside and outside Japan. Thus, the postdoc is expected to work in

groups, have excellent personal and communication skills, and a

willingness to communicate research results to interdisciplinary

audiences.

The successful candidates will join the Integrative Systems Biology

Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST – for

group information please visit https://groups.oist.jp/node/894), and

will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Tatiana

T. Marquez-Lago. OIST is a university with no departments, eliminating

artificial barriers between people working in different

fields. English is the language of instruction and a large segment of

the faculty and student population is international. The postdoctoral

position includes competitive salaries to international standards, on

top of housing, commuting and relocation allowances. For further

information and to submit application materials, please email

tatiana.marquez (at) oist.jp. Interested candidates should send a

composite PDF containing their CV, list of publications, names and

contact information for 3 references, and brief statement of specific

research interests.

OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and

encourages applications from women.

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From: Jan S Hesthaven <Jan.Hesthaven@Brown.edu>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 16:34:14 -0400

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Multiscale modeling, V&V in plasma physics**

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on multi-scale

time-stepping and verification and validation (V&V) techniques as part

of a larger SciDAC-3 team, focusing on the modeling and analysis of

fusion edge plasmas. The project is joint with PPPL, ORNL and a number

of US universities. The desired expertise includes: (1) multi-scale

simulation techniques for differential equations, (2) broad background

in computational methods and numerical analysis, (3) demonstrated

substantial programming experience beyond Matlab. Applicante with

experience in plasma physics and particle-in-cell methods and/or V&V

will be preferred.

The position is initially for one year but is renewable for several

years upon mutual agreement.

The position is open to all nationalities, but it is anticipated that

the postdoctoral researcher will have to spend some time at US

national labs. It is important that the candidates background allows

for this.

The position is available immediately.

For further information and inquiries, please contact Prof Jan S

Hesthaven (Jan.Hesthaven@Brown.edu).

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From: Aleksandar Donev <donev@courant.nyu.edu>

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 14:10:34 -0400

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Fluctuating Hydrodynamics, Courant**

A postdoctoral position is open in Aleksandar Donev's group in the

Department of Mathematics at New York University, part of the Courant

Institute of Mathematical Sciences. We offer a competitive salary and

an initial appointment of one or two years, and a flexible starting

date. Extension of the postdoctoral position for up to 3 years is

possible.

Prof. Donev’s research focuses on fluid mechanics in regimes where

thermal fluctuations are important. Notable examples include flows at

micro and nano scales typical of new microfluidic, nanofluidic and

microelectromechanical devices and novel nano-materials, as well as

processes where the effect of fluctuations is amplified by strong

non-equilibrium effects.

A postdoctoral candidate can participate in several aspects of this

broad research agenda. One ongoing project (funded by AFOSR) will

couple a fluctuating Navier-Stokes solver to immersed particles using

a stochastic extension of the immersed boundary method, and use this

to study complex fluids such as nanocolloids. Another project (funded

by the NSF) will develop algorithms and codes for modeling thermal

fluctuations in miscible fluid mixtures, and use the developed tools

to study giant fluctuations that appear in strongly non-equilibrium

settings. This work will also involve extensions to phase-separating

mixtures, modeled via a coupled fluctuating Navier-Stokes /

Cahn-Hilliard model (funded by DOE).

The Courant Institute is one of the leading centers for pure and

applied mathematics in the world; and in the heart of one of the most

vibrant cities in the world. New York University is an equal

opportunity/affirmative action employer.

A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Applied or Computational

Mathematics or related areas (e.g., Engineering, Physics), a strong

publication record in computational physics journals (e.g., Physical

Review Letters/E, J. Comp. Phys.), ability to work independently and

ambition to pursue cutting-edge research with real impact. Previous

experience with hands-on computing (including programming in a

compiled language), PDEs, and Langevin equations is valuable. Some

experience with multiscale modeling, stochastic analysis, fluid

dynamics, and/or immersed boundary methods is preferred but not

required.

Please submit your application via email, and include a statement of

interest and a Curriculum Vitae with complete list of publications and

computational skills and contact details for 2 to 3 references.

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From: Talal Rahman <Talal.Rahman@hib.no>

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 13:56:31 -0400

**Subject: PhD Research Fellow Position, Computational Engineering**

Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of

Engineering, Bergen University College, has an open position for a PhD

research fellow in computational engineering focusing on the

development of advanced computational software for engineering

disciplines.

An ultimate aim of the project is to develop a more general platform

for computational modelling based on finite (volume) elements (FE/FVE)

and state-of- the-art computational techniques, focusing on high level

abstractions for improved (automatic) code generation and efficiency.

We are looking for candidates who have solid background in

computational science and mathematics, and demonstrated expertise or

interest in software engineering.

The successful applicant must have earned a master's degree or

equivalent in computational mathematics, computer science, or in a

closely related field, or have submitted the master's thesis before

the application deadline.

The application deadline is November 13, 2012.

For any inquiry contact: Associate Professor Talal Rahman,

Talal.Rahman@hib.no .

The full job description and how to apply can be found at

http://hib.easycruit.com/vacancy/836739/41311 .

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From: Leo Liberti <leoliberti@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:43:11 +0200

**Subject: PhD Position, LIX, Ecole Polytechnique**

Ph.D. position in Optimization/Simulation (with an application to

smart buildings)

Call for applications

Leo Liberti (1), Claudia D’Ambrosio (1), Youssef Hamadi (2)

(1) LIX École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

(2) Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK

A Ph.D. position is open at LIX, Ecole Polytechnique (until filled) on

the topic of optimization techniques in simulation, motivated by an

application to smart buildings.

Smart buildings integrate architecture, construction, technology and

energy systems; they make use of building automation, safety and

telecommunication devices, and they are managed automatically or

semi-automatically on the basis of local information provided by a

sensor network. The functioning of such a complex system necessarily

depends on several tunable parameters, with respect to which the whole

system can optimize several objectives (cost, energy efficiency,

ambience comfort and so on). For any given parameter value, system

performance can only be evaluated by a computationally costly

simulation procedure. The object of this Ph.D. thesis is to devise new

methodologies for optimizing smart building systems under such

computational constraints.

The successful Ph.D. candidate will be co-supervised by:

- Dr. Youssef Hamadi (Microsoft Research, Cambridge,

research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/youssefh/).

- Dr. Claudia D’Ambrosio (LIX, Ecole Polytechnique,

www.lix.polytechnique.fr/~dambrosio/)

- Prof. Leo Liberti (LIX, Ecole Polytechnique,

www.lix.polytechnique.fr/~liberti/)

Most of the thesis work will take place at the Laboratoire

d’Informatique (LIX) of Ecole Polytechnique, within the System

Modelling and Optimization (SYSMO) research team, which counts around

10-15 people, including 6 permanent researchers, and more precisely

within the research group that grew around the Microsoft-CNRS

“Optimization and Sustainable Development (OSD)” Chair. A part of the

thesis work will take place at Microsoft Research headquarters in

Cambridge.

The salary will be 33,333EUR/year gross for a non-renewable maximum of

three years, which should roughly correspond to 1500-1600EUR/net plus

social security (the precise amount depends on the personal situation

and cannot be foreseen precisely). Some internships at Microsoft

Research Cambridge might provide additional remuneration for short

time periods.

Interested candidates should send a PDF-formatted CV and two

PDF-formatted, signed reference letters to Dr. D’Ambrosio

(dambrosio@lix.polytechnique.fr).

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From: Maya <maya.neytcheva@it.uu.se>

Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:54:48 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 19(3)**

Contents of Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Vol 19, Issue 3, 2012

An improved convergence analysis of smoothed aggregation algebraic

multigrid, Marian Brezina, Petr VanÄ›k and Panayot S. Vassilevski

(pages 441-469)

An auxiliary space preconditioner for linear elasticity based on the

generalized finite element method, James Brannick and Durkbin Cho

(pages 471-484)

A probing method for computing the diagonal of a matrix inverse, Jok

M. Tang and Yousef Saad (pages 485-501)

Subtracting a best rank-1 approximation from p Ã— p Ã— 2(pâ‰¥2)

tensors, Xu Kong and Yao-Lin Jiang (pages 503-523)

Parallel numerical solution of the time-harmonic Maxwell equations in

mixed form, Dan Li, Chen Greif and Dominik SchÃ¶tzau (pages 525-539)

An alternating direction method for linear-constrained matrix nuclear

norm minimization, Yun-Hai Xiao and Zheng-Fen Jin (pages 541-554)

Flexible incomplete Cholesky factorization with multi-parameters to

control the number of nonzero elements in preconditioners, Yong Zhang,

Ting-Zhu Huang, Yan-Fei Jing and Liang Li (pages 555-569)

A practical two-term acceleration algorithm for linear systems,

Chuan-Long Wang and Guo-Yan Meng (pages 571-583)

A PadÃ© family of iterations for the matrix sign function and related

problems, Oleksandr Gomilko, Federico Greco and Krystyna ZiÈ©tak

(pages 585-605)

On the perturbation of the Q-factor of the QR factorization,

X.-W. Chang (pages 607-619)

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From: Maya <maya.neytcheva@it.uu.se>

Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:59:03 +0200

**Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 19(4)**

Contents of Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

Vol 19, Issue 4, 2012

On the convergence of right transforming iterations for the numerical

solution of PDE-constrained optimization problems, Christopher

Linsenmann (pages 621-638)

Mixed, componentwise condition numbers and small sample statistical

condition estimation of Sylvester equations, Huaian Diao, Hua Xiang

and Yimin Wei (pages 639-654)

Multisplitting for regularized least squares with Krylov subspace

recycling, Rosemary A. Renaut, Youzuo Lin and Hongbin Guo (pages

655-676)

On the Moore-Penrose inverse in solving saddle-point systems with

singular diagonal blocks, R. KuÄera, T. Kozubek, A. Markopoulos and

J. MachalovÃ¡ (pages 677-699)

A stabilization algorithm of the Navier-Stokes equations based on

algebraic Bernoulli equation, L. Amodei and J.-M. Buchot (pages

700-727)

Localization of generalized eigenvalues by Cartesian ovals,

V. KostiÄ‡, R. S. Varga and L. CvetkoviÄ‡ (pages 728-741)

On parametrization of totally nonpositive matrices and applications,

Rong Huang (pages 742-753)

On eigenvalue distribution of constraint-preconditioned symmetric

saddle point matrices, Luca Bergamaschi (pages 754-772)

Space-angle-energy multigrid methods for Sn discretizations of the

multi-energetic Boltzmann equation, B. Lee (pages 773-795)

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From: office@cmft.de

Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 16:45:49 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Contents, Computational Methods and Function Theory, 12(2)**

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS AND FUNCTION THEORY Volume 12 (2012), Number 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstracts online available at http://www.heldermann.de/CMF/cmf12.htm

Concerning Strong Generation of L(E), Pages 363-369, W. Zelazko

Matrix Representations of a Special Polynomial Sequence in Arbitrary

Dimension, Pages 371-391, I. Cacao, M. I. Falcao, H. Malonek

On Finite-Term Recurrence Relations for Bergman and Szegoe

Polynomials, Pages 393-402, L. Baratchart, E. B. Saff,

N. S. Stylianopoulos

An Addendum to Theorems of A. F. Leont'ev and L. Carleson on an

Infinite Order Differential Equation on a Real Interval, Pages

403-417, E. Zikkos

Universality and Cesaro Summability, Pages 419-448, E. Katsoprinakis,

V. Nestoridis, Ch. Papachristodoulos

Schwarz-Christoffel Formula for Multiply Connected Domains, Pages

449-463, V. Mityushev

On Eigenvalues of the Schroedinger Operator with an Even

Complex-Valued Polynomial Potential, Pages 465-481, P. Alexandersson

On a Multi-Point Schwarz-Pick Lemma, Pages 483-499, K. H. Cho, S.-A

Kim, T. Sugawa

Generalized Derivative and Primitive of Cliffordian Bases of

Polynomials Constructed Through Appell Monomials, Pages 501-515,

M. Zayed, M. Abul-Ez, J. Morais

Approximating all Meromorphic Functions by Linear Motions of the

Riemann Zeta-Function, Pages 517-526, P. M. Gauthier

A Uniqueness Polynomial Generating a Unique Range Set and Vise Versa,

Pages 527-539, A. Banerjee, I. Lahiri

Bloch's Theorem in the Context of Quaternion Analysis, Pages 541-558,

J. Morais, K. Gürlebeck

Smale's Mean Value Conjecture and Complex Dynamics, Pages 559-563,

H. Miles-Leighton, K. M. Pilgrim

Some Four Dimensional Definite Integrals Arising from Zeta-Function

Theory, Pages 565-583, R. Hall

The Uniformisation of a Twice-Punctured Disc, Pages 585-596,

A. F. Beardon

Q_alpha-Normal Families and Entire Functions, Pages 597-651, S. Gul,

S. Nevo

A Class of Non-Linear ODEs with Movable Algebraic Singularities, Pages

653-667, T. Kecker

On Harmonic Close-To-Convex Functions, Pages 669-685, S. Ponnusamy,

A. Sairam Kaliraj

Extending the Schwarz-Christoffel Formula to Universal Covering Maps

of a Riemann Surface, Pages 687-706, J. Tsai

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From: Karl Durst <durst@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 16:37:05 -0400

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 33(3)**

Contents, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications

33(3) September 2012

Linear-Time Complete Positivity Detection and Decomposition of Sparse

Matrices, Peter J. C. Dickinson, and Mirjam Dür

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 701-720

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110848177

Augmentation Block Triangular Preconditioners for Regularized Saddle

Point Problems, Shu-Qian Shen , Ting-Zhu Huang , and Jian-Song Zhang

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 721-741

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110824309

Low-Rank Explicit QTT Representation of the Laplace Operator and Its

Inverse, Vladimir A. Kazeev, and Boris N. Khoromskij

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 742-758

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/100820479

A Generalization of the Multishift QR Algorithm, Raf Vandebril, and

David S. Watkins

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 759-779

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/11085219X

Doubling Algorithms with Permuted Lagrangian Graph Bases, Volker

Mehrmann, and Federico Poloni

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 780-805

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110850773

The Best Rank-1 Approximation of a Symmetric Tensor and Related

Spherical Optimization Problems, Xinzhen Zhang, Chen Ling, and Liqun

Qi

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 806-821

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110835335

On the Accuracy of the Karlson--Waldén Estimate of the Backward Error

for Linear Least Squares Problems, Serge Gratton, Pavel Jiránek, and

David Titley-Peloquin

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 822-836

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110825467

A Superfast Structured Solver for Toeplitz Linear Systems via

Randomized Sampling, Jianlin Xia, Yuanzhe Xi, and Ming Gu

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 837-858

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110831982

Interpolation-Based ${\cal H}_2$-Model Reduction of Bilinear Control

Systems, Peter Benner, and Tobias Breiten

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 859-885

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110836742

New Efficient and Robust HSS Cholesky Factorization of SPD Matrices,

ShengGuo Li, Ming Gu, Cinna Julie Wu, and JianLin Xia

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 886-904

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110851110

Convexity Properties of the Condition Number II, Carlos Beltrán,

Jean-Pierre Dedieu, Gregorio Malajovich, and Mike Shub

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 905-939

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/100808885

Minimum Rank Solutions to the Matrix Approximation Problems in the

Spectral Norm Musheng Wei, and Dongmei Shen,

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 940-957

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110851134

Any Ritz Value Behavior Is Possible for Arnoldi and for GMRES, Jurjen

Duintjer Tebbens, and Gérard Meurant

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 958-978

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110843666

An Oettli--Prager-Like Theorem for the Symmetric Solution Set and for

Related Solution Sets, Günter Mayer

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 979-999

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/120867895

Nearest Linear Systems with Highly Deficient Reachable Subspaces, Emre

Mengi

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 1000-1017

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/100787994

On Generic Identifiability of 3-Tensors of Small Rank, Luca Chiantini,

and Giorgio Ottaviani

SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 33-3 (2012), pp. 1018-1037

http://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/110829180

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