NA Digest Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 43

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From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:41:04 -0700
Subject: New Open-Source Python Textbook

Dear NA Digesters,

If you have two or three minutes to spend, check out a
new Python programming textbook that is available at

The book is aimed at high school students, but college
level students who are new to programming can benefit
from it as well. The book contains elements of computational
math and companion Exercise Book and Review Book
are provided.

This is a pilot project to see whether going through
a commercial publisher can be avoided. We do not
see why schools should pay for something that they
can have for free.

BTW, the textbook is written in Latex and it has a public
Git repository "nclab-textbook-python" at Github. Any
contributor becomes automatically a co-author.

It you like the idea, please share the link!

Thank you and best regards,


From: Van Snyder <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:10:03 -0400
Subject: Generating and checking units of measure in Fortran

Dimensions, anyone?

In 1822, Fourier observed that dimensional analysis is important. One
ought not to compare or add apples and oysters, and multiplying length
by area ought to yield volume, not velocity.

Are you eager for programming languages, especially Fortran, to
generate, propagate, and check units of measure? That is, not just
that length and area are different, but so are feet and meters? You
might recall that NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter arrived at Mars 67km
lower than expected, because of an error in units of measure
(pound-seconds that should have been Newton-seconds), at a cost
exceeding $US 300 million.

If you are eager to have such support, now is the time to advocate for
it, at least in Fortran. The US/ANSI Fortran committee is preparing
proposals for incorporation into the next revision of the Fortran
standard, for consideration by the ISO Fortran working group at
meetings in June of 2013 and 2014. I have been advocating
unsuccessfully for this since 1978. Perhaps adding some voices will
improve the prospects.

To: Van Snyder,, Caltech/JPL committee member
CC: Dan Nagle,, US/ANSI Fortran committee chair
CC: John Reid,, ISO Fortran working group convenor


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:32:26 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations, Germund Dahlquist Prize, Due November 15

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

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 (but not more than three), 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, Inquiries
should be sent to the same address. Complete calls for nominations
for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:42:06 -0400
Subject: ACM-SIAM Discrete Algorithms (SODA13), USA, Jan 2013

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA13)

The Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX13) and Analytic
Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO13) meetings will take place at
the same location, and will hold sessions during the SODA conference.
SODA is jointly sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on
Algorithms and Computation Theory and the SIAM Activity Group on
Discrete Mathematics.

Location: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Dates: January 6-8, 2013

Program Committee Chair:
Sanjeev Khanna, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Invited Speakers:
Noga Alon, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Robert Sedgewick, Princeton University, USA
Jan Vondrak, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMDA13

Registration and the conference program are now posted at


For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Robert Chan <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:51:20 -0400
Subject: ANODE 2013, John Butcher's 80th, New Zealand, Jan 2013

Registration is now open at

for the ANODE 2013 conference to be held in Auckland, January 7--11.

The conference in the year in which John Butcher turns 80 marks his
lifelong contributions to numerical analysis.

The following mathematicians have agreed to present plenary lectures:

Kevin Burrage (Oxford and Brisbane)
John Butcher (Auckland)
Rob Corless (London, Ontario)
Robert McLachlan (Palmerston North)
Linda Petzold (Santa Barbara)
Chus Sanz-Serna (Valladolid)
Zaijiu Shang (Beijing)
Gerhard Wanner (Geneva)

In addition, there will be a full programme of contributed lectures
and offers to present contributed lectures are warmly welcomed.


From: Peter Turner - pturner <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:02:29 +0000
Subject: SIAM CSE13 Undergraduate Research Papers, m USA, Feb 2013

Call for papers
Undergraduate Projects in Computational Science and Engineering

SIAM CSE13, Feb 25 - March 1, 2013
Boston, MA

As part of the activities at the SIAM Conference on Computational
Science and Engineering 2013, it
is again planned to have up to two sessions devoted to undergraduate
research projects in Computational Science and Engineering.

This builds on successful sessions at previous SIAM Annual and CSE
Meetings. This event has become a regular feature of SIAM's student
activities at future CSE meetings.

Interested students are invited to submit the following by e-mail in
plain text format:
Name(s) of student(s), with affiliation
Name(s) of Advisor(s), with affiliation, and a
Brief abstract

to the organizers:
Peter Turner,
Angela Shiflet,

Deadline for submission: As soon as possible. Details must be
finalized in November to be published in the program. The number of
presentation slots is strictly limited, so early submission is


From: "Annette Anthony" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:57:28 -0600
Subject: Copper Mountain Multigrid Methods, USA, Mar 2013

The Sixteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods
March 17 - 22, 2013
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

ORGANIZED BY: Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
CO-ORGANIZED BY: The University of Colorado Applied Math Department;
The Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab
IN CO-OPERATION WITH: The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Student Competition Papers: January 1, 2013
Author Abstracts: January 1, 2013
Early Registration: January 15, 2013
Guaranteed Lodging: February 13, 2013

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS: Stochastic PDEs and Uncertainty Quantification;
Large Graphs, Page Rank and Markov Chains; Multigrid and Other
Iterative Schemes on GPU & Multicore Architectures; Inverse Problems
and Regularization; Optimization; Nonlinear Solution Methods;
Multigrid All-At-Once and Block Approaches to PDE Systems; Constrained
Problems for PDEs; Nonsymmetric and Indefinite Problems; Krylov
Accelerators; Hybrid Direct-Iterative Linear Solvers; Iterative
Methods in Applications (e.g., Electromagnetics, Energy,
Environmental, MHD, Neutronics, Transport/Reaction)

- Student Paper Competition. Travel and lodging assistance will be
awarded to students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best
research papers.
- Workshops: Informal Topical Discussions
- Multigrid Tutorials

Contact: Annette Anthony, or


From: BCAM <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 03:52:53 -0400
Subject: Scientific Director Position, BCAM

International Call for the Scientific Director of the Basque Center
for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao

BCAM – the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics is a research centre
in the area of applied mathematics established in 2008 in Bilbao by
Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science. This center is part of
the network of BERCs - Basque Excellence Research Centers supported by
the Basque Government.

The initial launching phase of the research center having been
successfully completed, BCAM is selecting a new Scientific Director of
excellent scientific quality paired with proven human resources
leadership who will lead the consolidation of the center and who will
define and deploy the research plan of the center.

Duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Board and the Scientific Advisory Committee of BCAM,
the Scientific Director, as leader of the research center, will:
- Define the long term research strategy and research lines of BCAM.
- Propose and deploy the annual management plan of the center.
- Set and be responsible for the accomplishment of the overall
objectives of the center.
- Identify and attract the necessary research personnel at senior and
junior level, with a special commitment to coaching, mentoring and
development of Research Group leaders.
- Develop the international research connections of the center.
- Obtain national and international research funding.
- Develop his/her own research line.
- Be capable and skilled at media relations and public speaking with
both scientific and lay audiences.

Position Requirements:
- Recognized scientific excellence in the field of mathematics or
related area.
- Leadership in human resources in science – at least 5 years track
record in managing science and research teams on various levels and
skills and experience in supporting and nurturing new
scientists. Proven capability of motivating research staff.
- Demonstrated experience and a long-term successful track record in
obtaining research funding and managing and directing scientific
research programs, including a commitment to scientific excellence
and accompanying energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking
necessary to facilitate and foster research efforts at the forefront
of science.
- Strong sense of responsibility, initiative and self-motivation along
with an ambition to develop the research center to a world-class
- Proven capacity to take decisions, both at strategic and operational
- Language: English proficiency.

Position details

- Applications:
- Applicant scientists must have a and demonstrated
scientific leadership with senior- level research experience in
mathematics or related area, with a preference for applied
- Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and letter of
motivation to:
- Opening date:October15,2012.
- Closing date:will remain open until filled.
- Inquiries at or

- Selection procedure:
1. A distinguished international hiring committee chaired by
Prof. John M. Ball, University of Oxford, member of the
Scientific Advisory Committee of BCAM, will start the
prescreening of candidates in December 2012.
2. Interviews of preselected candidates in early 2013 by hiring
committee in Bilbao.
3. Final appointment decision by Board.
4. Selection process will remain strictly confidential.

- Appointment:
- Permanent Research Professorship and an additional 5 years
contract as Scientific Director (renewable).
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
- Appointment to start in 2013 at the earliest convenience of the
selected candidate.
- Based in Bilbao,Spain.


From: "Xiaobing H. Feng" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:58:21 +0800
Subject: Tenure Track position, Comp/Applied Math, Univ of Tennessee

The department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee seeks to
fill a tenure track position in Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Preference will be given to candidates who will enhance existing
strengths of the group, including numerical PDEs (analysis, adaptive
methods, and fast solvers) and modelling and computation applied to
problems from fluid dynamics, material science, biology, and other
fields of science. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is
required. Outstanding research promise and dedication to excellent
teaching are paramount. Some postdoctoral experience is desirable
though not required. Employment begins August 1, 2013.

Applicants should arrange to have submitted a curriculum vita, at
least three letters of recommendation, a research statement (including
future plans and abstracts of finished papers), and evidence of
quality teaching. These documents can be submitted any of the
following ways: (1) electronically atttp://
(preferred), (2) by e-mail to (3) by mail to
Computational Applied Mathematics Search, Department of Mathematics,
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1320.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue
until the position is filled.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking
candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to
the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. For more
information about the University and Department of Mathematics please
see our websites at and The University of Tennessee is an
EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the
provision of its education and employment programs and services. All
qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


From: Qiang Ye <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:01:00 -0400
Subject: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Univ of Kentucky

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky invites
applications for a full time faculty position at the tenure-track
(Assistant Professor) level beginning in Fall 2013. In exceptional
cases, applicants at higher levels might be considered. The successful
candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous research program and to
deliver high quality teaching to both graduate and undergraduate
students. Some postdoctoral experience is desirable, but not required.
Preference will be given to those with research interests in the
following areas: algebra (pure or applied); analysis/PDE;
computational and applied mathematics. The department will consider
all applicants whose research interests are compatible with those of
the faculty.

Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. degree by the time the
appointment begins and are expected to present evidence of excellence
in research and teaching. Applications should include the standard AMS
Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, curriculum vitae, a statement
about current and future research, a statement on teaching experience,
at least three (3) letters of reference addressing research, and one
(1) letter of reference addressing teaching. All application materials
must be submitted online at If this
proves to be impossible, applications may be mailed to: Tenure Track
Recruiting Committee Department of Mathematics University of Kentucky
715 Patterson Office Tower Lexington, KY 40506-0027, USA Applications
will be reviewed as they are received. Applications submitted by
December 1, 2012 will receive full consideration.


From: Jeff Todd <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:04:30 -0700
Subject: Staff Scientist/Group Lead Position, Berkeley Lab

Are you a scientific leader? Our Computational Research Division (CRD)
at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is seeking a
Senior or Staff Scientist to function as the Group Lead for the
Scientific Computing Group (SCG). The Scientific Computing Group
includes computational scientists, computer scientists and applied
mathematicians who perform basic research as well as collaborate with
domain scientists both within and outside of Berkeley Lab to develop
or leverage advanced scientific computing tools for the advancement of
scientific discovery. In support of CRD’s strategic objective to build
stronger collaborative research ties within Berkeley Lab.

In this role, you will:
- Lead a group of staff members performing research and development in
algorithms and methodologies for scientific computing and
computational sciences
- In collaboration with with other CRD group leads, in build and
strengthen collaborative relationships with other scientific
divisions at Berkeley Lab and elsewhere
- Maintain our recognized track record of performing independent
scientific research in an area of computational science, computer
science, applied mathematics, or other related fields

More specifically, you will:
- Participate in research activities related to scientific computing
and computational sciences that are relevant to DOE and Berkeley
- Organize and coordinate R&D projects and collaborations in SCG;
provide technical leadership and develop strategies to support the
objectives of the SCG.
- Seek and promote research collaborations with other scientific
divisions within Berkeley Lab and elsewhere.
- Develop funding plans and submit scientific proposals to obtain
funding to support R&D activities in SCG.
- Recruit, organize, and manage SCG, including scientists, computer
systems engineers, and postdoctoral fellows.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, then we encourage you to
submit an application to:

If this opportunity is not for you, then perhaps you know of a
colleague that may be interested in this role. If so, please feel
free to pass this along.

Thank you!

Jeff Todd
Sr. Recruiter
Biosciences and Computing Sciences
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


From: Michaela Seiwald <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:55:24 -0400
Subject: University Assistant Position, Tenure Track, Graz, Austria

Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling an

University Assistant with doctorate

(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years with
qualification agreement; Tenure Track; Envisaged Job Starting Date

For more information follow the link:


From: Robert Scheichl <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:02:34 +0100
Subject: University of Bath Prize Fellow Positions, Univ of Bath

To further enhance our academic base, we are making a strategic
investment by recruiting two University of Bath Prize Fellows to be
based in our Probability Laboratory, Prob-L@B:

The appointee will work in an area which resonates with the existing
strengths of Prob-L@B. These include branching models, geometric
probability, stochastic models at criticality, stochastic analysis,
random environments, optimal stopping.

The appointee will enhance Prob-L@B activities by working in an area
of mathematical sciences with strong connections to probability. He or
she will improve existing or establish new connections to other groups
in the department. Possible research areas include stochastic
differential equations, probabilistic genetics, mathematical
statistics, probabilistic inverse problems, uncertainty
quantification, complexity science and multiscale methods.

The initial appointment will be to a fixed-term Research Fellow post
with the expectation of transfer to a permanent Lectureship at the end
of year two, or exceptionally at the end of year three. This is an
opportunity for outstanding post-doctoral researchers to develop their
academic career in a supportive and well-resourced research
environment. The postholders will be expected to pursue an independent
programme of research, including publishing in top quality journals
and securing external research grants.

Salary: Starting from £37,012, rising to £44,166
Closing: Monday 10 December 2012 (Reference: VH1338)
Interview: Wednesday January 30th or Thursday January 31st 2013.

For further details see

Please address informal enquiries to Prof Peter Moerters


From: Chai Wah Wu <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:11:07 -0400
Subject: Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, IBM

2013-2014 IBM Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Mathematical Sciences

The Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM
Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its
2013-2014 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for
research in mathematical and computer sciences. Areas of active
research in the department include: algorithms, complex systems, data
mining, dynamical systems, high-performance computing, inverse
problems, numerical analysis, optimization, probability theory,
statistics, simulation and operations management.

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. after September 2008, or should
expect to receive one before the fellowship commences in the second
half of 2013 (usually in September). Up to two fellowships will be
awarded with a stipend between $95,000 and $115,000 (depending on

Applications must be received between November 5, 2012 and January 13,
2013. Complete details are available at

IBM is committed to work-place diversity, and is proud to be an equal-
opportunity employer.


From: Haim Avron <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:32:59 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra, IBM

The High Performance Computing for Analytics group within the Business
Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department at IBM's T.J. Watson
Research Center is seeking a Post Doctoral Researcher to work on
investigating and implementing randomized numerical linear algebra
kernels for distributed computing platforms, with applications to
machine learning problems. The candidate is expected to contribute to
the development of new ideas and implementations, publish in top-tier
journals, and file patent disclosures when appropriate. We are
especially interested in candidates who have experience and strong
interest in large-scale distributed data analysis with emphasis on
linear algebra techniques. The successful candidate will work with an
interdisciplinary team of researchers. The candidate must have strong
programming capabilities, and have excellent verbal and written
skills. Preference may be given to candidates with extensive knowledge
of C/C++ along with MPI and multi-threaded programming. Knowledge of
Python is a plus. PhD candidates in Computer Science or Mathematics
are preferred.

For more information on the requirements, and to apply, see:

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be
an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national
origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


From: "Claudia D'Ambrosio" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:46:27 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, LIX, Ecole Polytechnique

Postdoctoral fellowship on the topic "Optimality for Tough
Combinatorial Hydro Valley Problems" CALL RENEWAL due to some
bureaucracy delays

A postdoctoral position for 12 months, financed by the Fondation
mathematique Jacques Hadamard through the Gaspard Monge Program for
Optimization and Operation Research (see, ) will open at LIX, the
Laboratory for Computer Science at the Ecole Polytechnique (France),
from January 2013 (the position will be open until it is filled). The
project will also involve some researchers from EDF R&D.

In Energy Management, the Unit commitment problem aims at computing
the optimal production schedule for a hydro-thermal energy mix. This
schedule is then executed to meet customer demand in real time the
next day. As such, feasibility of the schedule is a key
requirement. In order to solve the unit-commitment problem efficiently
in finite time, decomposition methods based on Lagrangian relaxation
are employed. These methods then require that various smaller
sub-problems are resolved quickly. One such a sub-problem is
optimization of a hydro valley (on a price signal). When continuous,
such a problem is easily solved to optimality by any current LP
solver. However, the introduction of combinatorial elements as a
result of the quest for feasible schedules, leads to far tougher hydro
valley problems. This is especially true for some of the larger
French Hydro valleys. Indeed, solving some of these up to several % of
optimality might already require several minutes. Multiplying this
with the number of iterations of the global decomposition schedule,
one ends up with too much computation time for the optimization
software to be of operational use. It therefore becomes apparent that
efficient reformulations, or further decomposition should be looked
into. This is exactly the objective of the current post-doc program.

For more details on the project and updates on the position, please
refer to the project web site:

The project involves people from the academia and from EDF:
- Wim van Ackooij, OSIRIS, EDF Research and Development (France)
- Claudia D'Ambrosio, CNRS-LIX, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
- Grace Doukopoulos, OSIRIS, EDF Research and Development (France)
- Antonio Frangioni, DI, University of Pisa (Italy)
- Claudio Gentile, IASI, CNR (Italy)
- Frederic Roupin, LIPN, Paris 13 (France)
- Tomas Simovic, OSIRIS, EDF Research and Development (France)

The candidate should preferably have: a PhD in Operations Research,
Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering with experience in
mathematical programming, and large-scale mixed integer linear
problems; experience in using and implementing through the most common
OR tools (mathematical programming languages (AMPL/OPL), commercial
and open-source optimization solvers, C/C++ language).

The postdoctoral fellow will work at LIX, Ecole Polytechnique
( within the SYSMO team
( and will interact and
collaborate with all the people involved within the project.

The precise salary is difficult to evaluate. We know the gross salary,
but this also pays for benefits, taxes on the employer's side, taxes
on the employee's side, and revenue tax, which depends on the
individual situation. Experience tells us that the worst case for the
net salary, after all tax, is in the range 1800-2200EUR/month. The
contract comes with funds for buying PCs and for travels.

Please contact Claudia D'Ambrosio ( for
questions and to apply for the position.

The required documents (in pdf format) are:
- Detailed CV including a complete list of publications.
- PhD thesis.
- Motivation letter.
- 3 Recommendation letters


From: "Xiaoye S. Li" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:23:29 -0700
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Future Technologies Group (FTG) at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory has an immediate opening for two postdoctoral researchers
to work on research in projects to develop, optimize, and deploy
optimized, communication-avoiding sparse linear solvers. This project
will couple traditional performance analysis and optimization arenas
with newly developed variants of the Conjugate Gradient (CG) and
BiConjugate Gradient Stabilized (BiCGSTAB) sparse linear solver
algorithms that minimize data movement and will target supercomputers
built from multi- and manycore processors solving the systems of
linear equations found in AMR Multigrid bottom solvers. As such, the
performance benefits of matrix-free implementations will be evaluated.
Concurrently, this project will parallelize and optimize a newly
developed variant of sparse LU based on a hierarchically semiseparable
representation of the matrix. Deliverables will include both
prototype software distributions as well as publications targeted at
top-tier research conferences.

Please visit the following web site for detailed description and
application procedure:


From: Charles Elliott <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:36:30 +0100
Subject: PhD Opportunities, Analysis/Numerics/Probability/Statistics, Warwick

MASDOC (Mathematics and Statistics Centre for Doctoral Training) is a
4 year graduate programme, 1 year MSc + 3 Year PhD, in Analysis,
Numerics, Probability and Statistics at the Warwick Mathematics and
Statistics Institutes. The four year programme comprises a unique
integraton of innovative taught modules and PhD research of the
highest standard. In their first year students take 6 advanced courses
to deepen their background in these 4 fields, while at the same time
beginning a research project that typically leads on to their PhD
project in years 2-4. PhD projects in MASDOC vary greatly, from Theory
to Methodology to Applications. Students may specialise in one of the
four themes or combine techniques from two or more of the
themes. MASDOC students develop invaluable skills which are applicable
in a broad range of possible careers, from pure academic research
through to scientific modelling in industry.

We offer at least 10 fully funded studentships each year.

The MASDOC Open Day takes place on 21 November 2012; we can reimburse
reasonable travel expenses for students.

Contact if you have any questions.

MASDOC homepage:

MASDOC Open Day:

Info for Prospective Students:


From: Ralph Baker Kearfott <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 19:10:10 -0400
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing, 16

For general information on this open-access journal, see:

For table of contents, as well as access to the articles, see:

Volume 16 (to date):

Lubomir V. Kolev, A Method for Determining the Regularity Radius of
Interval Matrices, pp. 1-26, July, 2011.

Milan Hladík and Luc Jaulin, An Eigenvalue Symmetric Matrix
Contractor, pp. 27-37, October, 2011.

Samiran Karmakar and A. K. Bhunia, A Comparative Study of Different
Order Relations of Intervals, pp. 38-72, January, 2012.

Elke Just and Bruno Lang, A Success-Guided Selection of Expanded
Systems for Result-Verifying Nonlinear Solvers, pp. 73-83, March,

Peter Schodl and Arnold Neumaier, Continuity Notions for Multi-Valued
Mappings with Possibly Disconnected Images, pp. 84-101, March, 2012.

Shinya Miyajima, Componentwise Error Estimates for Solutions Obtained
by Stationary Iterative Methods, pp. 102-106, April, 2012.

Shinya Miyajima, The Relation between Two Types of Error Bounds for
Computed Matrix Eigenvalues, pp. 107-113, April, 2012.

Stefan Kiel, YalAA: Yet Another Library for Affine Arithmetic,
pp. 114-129, September, 2012.

Alexandre Goldsztejn, Modal Intervals Revisited, Part 1: A Generalized
Interval Natural Extension, pp. 130-183, October, 2012.

Alexandre Goldsztejn, Modal Intervals Revisited, Part 2: A Generalized
Interval Mean Value Extension, pp. 184-209, October, 2012.

Günter Mayer, On an Expression for the Midpoint and the Radius of the
Product of Two Intervals, pp. 210-224, October, 2012.

Mimica R. Miloševi&#263; and Miodrag S. Petkovi&#263;, Ostrowski-Like
Method for the Inclusion of a Single Complex Polynomial Zero,
pp. 225-238, October, 2012.

Pau Herrero, Pantelis Georgiou, Christofer Toumazou, Benoît Delaunay
and Luc Jaulin, An Efficient Implementation of SIVIA Algorithm in a
High-Level Numerical Programming Language, pp. 239-251, October, 2012.


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:00:37 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 53(2)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 53, Number 2, November 2012

Image Approximations to Electrostatic Potentials in Layered
Electrolytes/Dielectrics and an Ion-Channel Model, Huimin Lin, Zhenli
Xu, Huazhong Tang and Wei Cai, pp.249-267.

Method of Moving Frames to Solve Conservation Laws on Curved Surfaces,
Sehun Chun, pp.268-294.

Nonconforming Least-Squares Method for Elliptic Partial Differential
Equations with Smooth Interfaces, N. Kishore Kumar and G. Naga Raju,

Local Convergence of the Lavrentiev Method for the Cauchy Problem via
a Carleman Inequality, Faker Ben Belgacem, Duc Thang Du and Faten
Jelassi, pp.320-341.

Adaptive Wavelet Methods on Unbounded Domains, Sebastian Kestler and
Karsten Urban, pp.342-376.

A Mixed and Nonconforming FEM with Nonmatching Meshes for a Coupled
Stokes-Darcy Model, Peiqi Huang, Jinru Chen and Mingchao Cai,

Continuation Along Bifurcation Branches for a Tumor Model with a
Necrotic Core, Wenrui Hao, Jonathan D. Hauenstein, Bei Hu, Yuan Liu,
Andrew J. Sommese and and Yong-Tao Zhang, pp.395-413.

Convergence Analysis of Spectral Galerkin Methods for Volterra Type
Integral Equations, Ziqing Xie, Xianjuan Li and Tao Tang, pp.414-434.

A Fast Preconditioned Iterative Algorithm for the Electromagnetic
Scattering from a Large Cavity, Chenliang Li and Zhonghua Qiao,

Domain Decomposition Spectral Method for Mixed Inhomogeneous Boundary
Value Problems of High Order Differential Equations on Unbounded
Domains, Chao Zhang and Ben-yu Guo, pp.451-480.


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:47:08 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 62(12)

Applied Numerical Mathematics
Volume 62, Issue 12, Pages 1685-1964, December 2012

1. Mehrotra-type predictor-corrector algorithms for sufficient linear
complementarity problem, Pages 1685-1700 Hongwei Liu, Xinze Liu,
Changhe Liu

2. Flux reconstruction for the P2 nonconforming finite element method
with application to a posteriori error estimation, Pages 1701-1717
Kwang-Yeon Kim

3. Supraconvergence and supercloseness in Volterra equations, Pages
1718-1739 J.A. Ferreira, L. Pinto, G. Romanazzi

4. Symmetric partitioned Runge-Kutta methods for differential
equations on Lie groups, Pages 1740-1748 M. Wandelt, M. Gunther,
F. Knechtli, M. Striebel

5. Numerical modelling of sediment transport in the Nador lagoon
(Morocco), Pages 1749-1766 Fayssal Benkhaldoun, Salah Daoudi, Imad
Elmahi, Mohammed Seaid

6. The method of fundamental solutions for the identification of a
sound-soft obstacle in inverse acoustic scattering, Pages 1767-1780
A. Karageorghis, B.T. Johansson, D. Lesnic

7. A study of the uniform accuracy of univariate thin plate spline
interpolation, Pages 1781-1789 Aurelian Bejancu, Simon Hubbert

8. Approximation error in regularized SVD-based Fourier continuations,
Pages 1790-1803 Mark Lyon

9. Preconditioning linear systems via matrix function evaluation,
Pages 1804-1818 P. Novati, M. Redivo-Zaglia, M.R. Russo

10. Wave scattering by randomly shaped objects, Pages 1819-1836
A. Ditkowski, Y. Harness

11. A stiffly accurate Rosenbrock-type method of order 2 applied to
FE-analyses in finite strain viscoelasticity, Pages 1837-1848
Ahmad-Wahadj Hamkar, Stefan Hartmann, Joachim Rang

12. On modified accelerated monotone iterates for solving semilinear
parabolic problems, Pages 1849-1863 Igor Boglaev

13. A new fourth-order numerical algorithm for a class of nonlinear
wave equations, Pages 1864-1879 Dingwen Deng, Chengjian Zhang

14. Numerical convergence of a one step approximation of an
integro-differential equation, Pages 1880-1892 Samir Kumar Bhowmik

15. Optimal quadrature formula in image space, Pages 1893-1909
Kh.M. Shadimetov, A.R. Hayotov, S.S. Azamov

16. Overlapping solution finite element method - Higher order
approximation and implementation, Pages 1910-1924 Joe Coyle

17. On the asymptotic exactness of error estimators based on the
equilibrated residual method for quadrilateral finite elements, Pages
1925-1937 Lijun Yi

18. On the estimation and correction of discretization error in
molecular dynamics averages, Pages 1938-1953 Nana Arizumi, Stephen
D. Bond

19. Error analysis of generalized polynomial chaos for nonlinear
random ordinary differential equations, Pages 1954-1964 Wenjie Shi,
Chengjian Zhang

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