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From: Yingjie Liang <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:51:00 -0500
Subject: First Release of LSD, Levy stable distributions

We are happy to announce the first release of LSD, an open source
package for calculating the quantities of Levy stable distributions,
which have been found many applications in a wide range of problems
such as signal processing, random walk, and anomalous
diffusion. Features of this package include

- An easy-to-use graphical MATLAB interface.
- Efficient algorithms chosen to evaluate the quantities of Levy
stable distributions.
- M-functions calculating Levy stable distributions through identical
input and output interface with the help information.
- High precision in numerical computing density and distribution
functions, simulating and generating random variables, estimating
parameters, fitting sample data set.

The detailed features of LSD are presented in the paper: Yingjie
Liang, Wen Chen. A survey on computing Levy stable distributions and a
new MATLAB toolbox, Signal Processing 93 (2013) 242-251.

To download and install the LSD just follow the instructions at

The code has been tested under MATLAB 2008b and VBA 6.0. The LSD
currently works with Windows. If you run into an issue or have
suggestions please let us know via e-mail.


From: Karl Rupp <>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 23:17:58 -0500
Subject: ViennaCL 1.4.0 with CUDA, OpenCL and OpenMP support

Release 1.4.0 of the free open-source linear algebra library ViennaCL
is now available. Highlights are as follows:

- Three computing backends: CUDA, OpenCL Host-based
- Improved performance of (Block-)ILU0/ILUT preconditioners
- Optional level scheduling for ILU-substitutions on GPUs available
- New incomplete Cholesky factorization preconditioner
- Convenient computations with subvectors and submatrices

More informations and download options are available at:


From: FranoisPELLEGRINI <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:53:20 +0100
Subject: V6.0 of Scotch, aka "the 20 y.o. Scotch" edition, is out

We announce the release, as libre/free software, of version 6.0.0 of
the SCOTCH and PT-SCOTCH software package and library for sequential
and parallel graph partitioning, sequential and parallel graph
clustering, sequential mesh/hypergraph partitioning and static
mapping, and sequential and parallel sparse matrix block ordering.
20 years ago, to the day (as of Dec. 2nd), the first line of Scotch
was written...

Major new features
- Sequential graph repartitioning
- Sequential graph partitioning with fixed vertices
- Sequential graph repartitioning with fixed vertices
- Key algorithms of the (formerly) sequential Scotch library are now
multi- threaded, resulting in much faster run time.
- Many internal distributed graph handling routines have been exposed
in the interface, such as for graph banding, coarsening and
induction. Our aim is to provide people working with unstructured
meshes a toolbox of building blocks for implementing their
- Scotch now embeds its own pseudo-random generator, for improved

Parallel static mapping and parallel direct k-way graph repartitioning
with fixed vertices will be available in release 6.1.

Scotch can be freely downloaded, under the terms of the CeCILL-C free
software license. To ease the development, diffusion, and circulation
of information regarding the SCOTCH project, most of its resources are
hosted on the InriaGforge platform provided by INRIA. Please refer to
the SCOTCH web page at:
for more information. People interested in the SCOTCH project are
welcome to subscribe to the "scotch-announces" mailing list at:


From: "Andre R. Brodtkorb" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 02:47:17 -0500
Subject: New Deadline, Reproducible Science, Norway, Jan 2013

Winter School on Reproducible Science and Modern Scientific Software
January 20th-25th 2013, Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway.

I would like to announce the updated program for the 13th winter
school in eScience. The registration deadline has also been extended
to December 14th or until our allocation of rooms runs out. The
updated program can be found on the winter school webpages.

The Winter School will give an introduction to reproducible science
and modern techniques for scientific software development. A major
problem with the computational science community today is that many
published results are impossible to reproduce. This problem has
recently received a lot of attention, and the aim of the winter school
is that participants will be able to apply the learned techniques to
make their own research reproducible. Topics that will be covered
include reproducible research, verification and validation, software
testing, and continuous integration.

This years winter school will be given by four domain experts. Rasmus
E. Benestad is a Senior Scientist at the Norwegian Meteorological
Institute and author of several scientific books, André R. Brodtkorb
is a researcher at SINTEF, Johan S. Seland is the leader of the
Heterogeneous Computing research group at SINTEF, and Fernando Perez
is a researcher at U.C. Berkeley and the creator and lead developer of

Participants are encouraged to present their own research in a poster.



From: Melina Freitag <>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 05:44:06 -0500
Subject: SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting, UK, Jan 2013

The next Annual Meeting of the SIAM UK & Republic of Ireland Section
will take place 8 January 2013 at the University of Reading, UK.

Confirmed invited speakers are:

Coralia Cartis (Edinburgh, UK), Arieh Iserles (Cambridge, UK),
Clifford Nolan (Limerick, IE), Sebastian Reich (Potsdam, DE), Endre
Süli (Oxford, UK) Françoise Tisseur (Manchester, UK).

For further details and registration information please visit[[Annual Meeting]]

Registration deadline is Friday, 21st December 2012.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Reading.

Nancy Nichols, Jared Tanner and Melina Freitag.


From: Steffen Boerm <>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 14:51:34 -0500
Subject: Winter School, Hierarchical Matrices, Germany, Mar 2013

I would like to announce the next winter school on hierarchical

Date: 11th to 15th of March, 2013
Place: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
Registration: 28th of February, 2013. Early registration recommended!
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Hackbusch, MPI MIS Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Lars Grasedyck, RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Steffen Börm, CAU Kiel
Dr. Ronald Kriemann, MPI MIS Leipzig

Hierarchical matrix techniques can be used to efficiently treat dense
matrices resulting, e.g., from the discretization of partial
differential equations or integral equations. The data-sparse
representation also allows us to construct efficient and robust
preconditioners for differential and integral equations, to evaluate
matrix functions and to solve matrix equations.

The winter school is split into two parts: the morning sessions focus
on the theoretical foundations of hierarchical matrices, e.g.,
efficient algorithms, complexity and error estimates, while the
afternoon sessions are concerned with the practical aspects of
hierarchical matrices. Using the HLib library
(cf., the participants learn how to implement
fundamental algorithms and carry out numerical experiments.


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:03:19 -0800
Subject: Deadline Dec 15, FEMTEC 2013, USA, May 2013

The deadline for the submission of abstracts and minisymposia
proposals for the 4th International Congress on Computational
Engineering and Sciences (FEMTEC 2013) to be held on 19 - 24 May 2013
in Las Vegas, is 15 December 2012.

Link to conference web page with main themes, keynote speakers, and
other information:


From: Didier El Baz <>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:07:56 +0100
Subject: PCO'13, USA, May 2013

Call for Papers Workshop PCO'13
Third Workshop on Parallel Computing and Optimization

to be held in conjunction with symposium IEEE IPDPS, Boston, USA,
May 24, 2013,

Paper Submission Deadline: January 4, 2013.

INVITED PLENARY SPEAKER: Professor Dimitri P. Bertsekas, LIDS, MIT

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.

Topics: Integer programming, linear programming, nonlinear
programming; Global optimization, polynomial optimization; Exact
methods, heuristics; Graph partitioning, preconditioning,
Combinatorial Scientific Computing, Parallel algorithms for
combinatorial optimization; Parallel metaheuristics; Distributed
optimization algorithms; Hybrid computing and the solution of
optimization problems; Peer-to-peer computing and optimization
problems; Applications: planning, logistics, manufacturing, finance,
telecommunications, computational biology, combinatorial algorithms in
high performance computing.

Paper submission deadline: January 4, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2013
Camera ready papers due: February 28, 2013
Workshop: May 24, 2013


Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:09:15 +0100
Subject: Dynamics Days Europe XXXIII, Spain, Jun 2013

We are glad to announce you that the 33th edition of Dynamics Days
Europe (DDE-XXXIII) will take place in Madrid (Spain) from 3rd to 7th
of June 2013.

DDE-XXXIII is organized by the Centre for Biomedical Technology (CTB)
of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and continues a long
tradition of major international events that started in 1980 in
Twente. It is addressed to scientists who lead fundamental and
applied research in all areas of Nonlinear Dynamics. Topics that are
traditionally covered at Dynamics Days include (but are not limited
to) Nonlinear Dynamics; Fluid Dynamics; Neural Dynamics; Quantum
Chaos; Pattern Formation; Stochastic Processes; Non-equilibrium
Statistical Physics; Complex Networks; Population Dynamics; Systems
Biology Many-particle Physics; Econophysics

The Conference includes plenary lectures given by invited speakers,
minisymposia on specific topics, sessions of contributed talks, and
poster sessions. A detailed information on the conference scope,
venue, scientific and organizing committees, invited speakers, key
dates and deadlines is available at the conference web-site:

In particular, we notify that the opening date for abstract submission
is December 3th, 2012. The deadline for minisymposia proposals is
February 1st, 2013, while the deadline for abstract submission is
March 1st, 2013.


From: Alexander Ostermann <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:41:33 +0100
Subject: Summer School in NA, Italy, Jun 2013

The 12th "Dobbiaco Summer School in Numerical Analysis" will take
place from 16 to 21 June 2013 at Dobbiaco/Toblach, Italy.

The topic will be:
Geometric Integration of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

During the school, two leading specialists in the field will present a
series of 90 minutes long lectures on the topic. The school is
intended for PhD students and young researchers.

The lecturers will be:
Ernst Hairer (University of Geneva)
Christian Lubich (University of Tuebingen)

For early bird registration and further information on the summer
school, see

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste, Italy; )
Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck, Austria)


From: "Mihail Todorov IPMI t.3353 *" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:19:41 +0200
Subject: AMiTaNS'13, Bulgaria, Jun 2013

The Euro-American Consortium for Promotion of the Application of
Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences is pleased to announce
its Fifth Conference AMiTaNS'13 to be held in the 5-star Flamingo
Grand hotel in Albena, Bulgaria, 24-29 June 2013.

The conference will be scheduled in plenary and keynote lectures
followed by special and contributed sessions. The accents of the
conference will be on Mathematical Physics, Solitons and Transport
Processes, Numerical Methods, Scientific Computing, Continuum
Mechanics, Applied Analysis, Applied Physics, Biomathematics,
complemented by some specific topics in contributed special sessions
and symposiums.

Currently confirmed speakers: V.Gerdjikov (INRNE, Bulgaria),
I.C.Christov (Princeton University, USA), R.Ivanov (Dublin Institute
of Technology, Ireland), A.Seyranian (MGU, Russia), L.Castro
(University of Aveiro, Portugal), J.Gwinner (Universitaet der
Bundeswehr, Muenchen, Germany), M.Neytcheva (Uppsala University,
Sweden), E.Kansa (University of California, Davis, USA), B.Alexeev
(Lomonosov University of Fine Chemical Technologies, Moscow, Russia),
Z.Zlatev, Aarhus University, Denmark), etc.

More information can be found at


Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:11:57 +0100 (CET)
Subject: NASCA13, France, Jun 2013

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation with Applications
Calais, France, June 24-25-26, 2013

MAIN TOPICS: Large linear systems and preconditioning, eigenvalue
problems; High-performance and parallel computation; Linear algebra
and control, model reduction; Multigrid and multilevel methods;
Numerical methods for PDEs': Finite element, Finite volume, Meshless
methods; Approximation, Radial Basis Functions, Scattered data
approximation, Splines. Optimisation; Applications: image processing,
financial computation, learning machine

Peter Benner , Max Planck Institute, Germany
François Desbouvries, Telecom SudParis, France
Paul Van Dooren, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Lothar Reichel, Kent State University , USA
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
Roger Temam, Indiana University, USA
Ronny Ramlau, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

January 15, 2013 - Deadline for submission of abstracts;
February 15, 2013 - Authors will be notified of accepted papers;
March 1, 2013 - Deadline for early registration.

For more information:


From: Johan Suykens <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:37:13 +0100
Subject: ROKS-2013, Belgium, Jul 2013

International workshop on advances in Regularization, Optimization,
Kernel methods and Support vector machines: theory and applications
July 8-10, 2013, Leuven, Belgium

One area of high impact both in theory and applications is kernel
methods and support vector machines. Optimization problems, learning
and representations of models are key ingredients in these methods. On
the other hand considerable progress has also been made on
regularization of parametric models, including methods for compressed
sensing and sparsity, where convex optimization plays a prominent
role. The aim of ROKS-2013 is to provide a multi-disciplinary forum
where researchers of different communities can meet, to find new
synergies along these areas, both at the level of theory and

The ROKS-2013 program will feature invited plenary talks, oral
sessions and poster sessions. Interested participants are cordially
invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 2 pages) for their
contribution. After the workshop a number of selected contributions
will be invited for an edited book.

- Extended abstract submission website opens: Jan 9, 2013
- Deadline extended abstract submission: March 4, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2013
- Deadline for registration: June 3, 2013
- International Workshop ROKS-2013: July 8-10, 2013


From: "ammcs 2013" <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 12:39:25 -0500
Subject: AMMCS-2013, Canada, Aug 2013

AMMCS-2013 Conference, Waterloo, Canada, Aug 2013

The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Mathematics,
Modeling and Computational Science (AMMCS-2013) will take place in
Waterloo, ON, Canada, August 26-30, 2013.

Call for proposals of special sessions/minisymposia and abstract
submission are now open. Plenary speakers at AMMCS-2013 include M.
Golubitsky (Ohio State), G. Papanicolaou (Stanford), G. Toussaint
(McGill), A. Majda (Courant), L. Kari (Western), P. Pardalos
(Florida), M. Sigal (Toronto), P. Carr (Morgan Stanley), E. Carter
(Princeton), R. Coifman (Yale). Refereed proceedings will be published
by Springer and selected papers, presented at the conference, will be
invited to several journal issues. Further details are at the
conference website: (contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you in Waterloo.
AMMCS-2013 General Chairs


From: HansjrgSchmidt <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:43:42 +0100
Subject: Chemnitz FEM Symposium, Germany, Sep 2013

26th Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium
September 23 - 25, 2013

The scientific topics of the FEM symposium are all aspects of finite
elements. This year special emphasis is placed on
- Multiscale Methods,
- Isogeometric Analysis and
- Spacetime DG.

Invited Speakers are
- Robert Scheichl (University of Bath),
- Bert Jüttler (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz) and
- Jens Lang (TU Darmstadt).

Deadlines, the registration form and further information can be found


From: Ashutosh Mahajan <>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 08:36:11 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions, IE & OR, IIT Bombay

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at the Indian
Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) invites applications for
faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates are
expected to have a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Operations
Research, Management Sciences, or a related field. Candidates close to
completing Ph.D. may also apply. The position primarily involves
undertaking research, advising and teaching Ph.D. and Masters
students. We invite applications from candidates working in all areas
of industrial engineering and operations research, in a broad sense.

IEOR at IIT Bombay offers M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees. There are
excellent opportunities for collaborative research both within the
department and also with other departments, government agencies and
industry. Further details about IEOR, IITB are available at:

For more details about the application procedure, please see our
recruitment web-page:


From: "Susan E. Minkoff" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:47:03 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Tenure Track Positions, Math Sciences, Univ Texas at Dallas

Tenure/Tenure-Track Positions in Mathematical Sciences (pnk121113)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Texas at
Dallas invites applications for up to four tenured or tenure-track
positions and up to one clinical position to begin Fall 2013. The
Department seeks to hire in the following general areas:

1) Up to two positions in Statistics, with a preference for
biostatistics and time series analysis as specializations.
2) Up to two positions in Mathematics with a preference for
differential/algebraic Geometry and allied fields.
3) Up to one position in Actuarial Science (clinical).

Candidates should have a PhD in mathematics, statistics or closely
related field and a strong commitment to excellence in research and
teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have shown the
ability or potential to interface and collaborate with current faculty
members in the schools of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
Engineering and Computer Science, and Management at UTD. The actuarial
science position requires that the candidate be a Fellow of either the
Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society, and have
industrial experience.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Texas in Dallas is a rapidly growing university with
ambitious plans to advance innovative, interdisciplinary research and
education in emerging areas of technology, science, and learning. The
Department of Mathematical Sciences, which currently has 22
tenured/tenure-track faculty, is planning to significantly increase
its size by hiring several faculty with outstanding research records
or potential and outstanding teaching records or potential.

Applicants for the tenured or tenure-track positions will be judged on
their potential ability to meet following standards:

1) The ability to conduct high-quality graduate and undergraduate
teaching in topics that provide breadth to current areas of strength
in the department.

2) Outstanding research record or potential, and the potential for
acquiring independent external funding.

Review of applicants will begin in January 2013 and continue until the
positions are filled. Indication of gender and ethnicity for
affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the

Information about the department can be found at:

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity /
Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era
or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

Applicants should provide the following information: Letter of
application, Curriculum vitae, Research statement, Teaching statement,
Examples of scholarly publications, Course evaluations if available, A
comprehensive record of external funding, and three letters of
recommendation (candidates for tenured positions, please include the
contact information of an additional three references) via the ONLINE
APPLICATION FORM available at:


From: "Langel, Carmen M" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:58:55 +0000
Subject: Research Scientist Position, Univ of Iowa

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA is searching
for an Assistant Research Scientist for development of CFD code for
the simulation of polydispersed bubbly flows for marine
applications. A PhD in mechanical engineering or an equivalent
combination of education and experience is required. For a complete
position description, a list of required and desirable qualifications,
and for information on how to apply for this position, please visit
our website at, Requisition #61814.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Information about IIHR is available on the web at:


From: Torsten Linss <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:25:15 -0500
Subject: Postdoc/PhD Position, NA, FernUni in Hagen

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the
FernUniversitaet in Hagen (Germany's Open University) invites
applications for a full time PhD/Postdoc position (research assistant,
salery scale TV-L 13) initially to be filled for a period of two years
with the possibility of an extension.

The successful applicant will work in the group of Prof T Linss on
current problems in numerical methods for differential equations in
particular singularly perturbed equations. Furthermore, the position
involves teaching duties.

This position requires a MSc/Diplom or PhD in mathematics.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to
suitably qualified female candidates with all other considerations
being equal. Preference will be given to severely handicapped
applicants with equivalent qualifications.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof T Linss,


From: Francisco Marcellan <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:16:00 -0500
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Mathematics, Univ Carlos III de Madrid

PhD positions & PostDoc positions
Department of Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Department of Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
anticipates multiple job openings at the PhD student and PostDoc
levels in the first months of 2013. Selected candidates will join the
Department on September 1st, 2013.

While the formal application period is not yet open, prospective
candidates are encouraged to contact the Department to submit
pre-applications inquiries making their CVs available in advance so
the Hiring Commission can already consider them.

PhD students will enrol in the Master in Mathematical Engineering at
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Info on the master is available on
the web:

Successful students will then continue their work towards a PhD degree
with the Doctoral Programme in Mathematical Engineering. They will
also have responsibilities as Teaching Assistants with the Degrees in
which the Department is involved.

PostDocs will have teaching duties as Assistant Professors and are
expected to become actively involved in all the activities of the
Department. Information on the research carried out at the Department
is available on the Department web:

One of the PostDoc programs supporting these positions is supported by
the Alianza 4U, a consortium among Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
with Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Candidates from these institutions are
especially encouraged to contact us. Other options include the Spanish
programs "Juan de la Cierva" (for up to 3 years, candidates at most 3
years from PhD defence) and "Ramón y Cajal" (for up to 5 years,
candidates at most 10 years from PhD defence, with the possibility to
become permanent), and Department- supported positions as well.

Interested candidates should contact the Department Chair,
Prof. Francisco Marcellán, at, enclosing their
curriculum vitae and any other information that helps evaluate their
pre-application. PostDoc candidates should also enclose a brief
description of their research interests.

Pre-application deadline is January 31, 2013. Selected candidates will
subsequently be invited to the formal application process.


From: Dirk Roose <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:06:41 +0100
Subject: PhD Position, Multi-scale Metal Forming, KU Leuven

The KU Leuven "Knowledge Platform" on "Software for multi-scale
simulations of material forming processes" invites applications for a
PhD position on

Multiscale simulation software for industrial metal forming processes

The aim of the PhD research is to further develop a hierarchical
multiscale modelling software framework for the simulation of metal
forming processes. The PhD candidate will develop new numerical
multiscale methods and will contribute to the optimization of the
software for parallel execution on clusters of multicore processors.

The candidate must have an MSc degree in one of the following majors:
applied mathematics, computer science, materials science or
engineering, or physics. He or she should have a background in one or
more of the following areas:
- high performance scientific computing;
- computational mechanics
- computational materials science;
- scientific software engineering;
and should be interested in working in a multi-disciplinary research
team and acquiring complementary knowledge from other research fields.

The KU Leuven Knowledge Platform M2Form on "Software for Multi-scale
Simulations of Material Forming Processes" is a collaborative effort
of the Departments of Computer Science and of Metallurgy and Materials
Engineering. It aims at creating and providing expertise on
multi-scale computational models to industry, in the form of a
software solution.

The selected PhD student will receive a monthly tax-free grant
(min. 1840 EUR – max. 2000 EUR). In addition, health insurance and
social security is covered.

More information can be found on ,
where also a link is given to the webform to be used to apply for
the position.

Closing date: 26 February 2013, please apply as soon as possible
First possible starting date: 1st February 2013.



From: Michael Holst <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:06:50 -0800
Subject: PhD Studies, Computational Science, UC San Diego

The UCSD Graduate Program in Computational Science, Mathematics and
Engineering (CSME) is a campus-wide interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S.
program designed to train the next generation of scientists,
mathematicians, and engineers in the use of modern tools of
computational science. The CSME Ph.D Program is integrated into the
existing doctoral programs of six core participating departments:

Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Department of Structural Engineering

Participants in the CSME Doctoral Program obtain a Ph.D. from their
"home" department in their respective field, together with a formal UC
"specialization" in Computational Science.

CSME doctoral theses span diverse research areas such as fluid
mechanics, atmospheric science, climate modeling, materials science,
particle physics, cosmology, general relativity, biophysics, quantum
chemistry, medical imaging, finance, nonlinear dynamics, data science,
and parallel computing. CSME doctoral students are typically
supported by a combination of teaching assistantships, research
assistantships, and fellowships.

Application for admission into the CSME M.S. and Ph.D. Programs for
Fall 2013 is outlined on the CSME Website:


From: Wei Biao Wu <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:17:05 -0500
Subject: PhD Studies, Computational and Applied Math, UChicago

The University of Chicago has started a Computational and Applied
Mathematics Initiative (CAMI), housed within the Department of

The initiative is motivated by an increasing interest in analyzing and
modeling high dimensional data, both static and dynamic, and handling
very large data sets in multiple scientific domains, which has led to
an increased flow of ideas between applied mathematics, statistics and
computation. A synergy is emerging among fields such as statistical
modeling of high dimensional data, parameter estimation, optimization,
machine learning, dynamical systems, and numerical analysis.

We invite potential PhD students interested in computational and
applied mathematics with a data analytic flavor to apply:

The CAMI faculty research interests include: bioinformatics,
computational neuroscience, environmental and spatial statistics,
machine learning, mathematical finance and econometrics, Monte Carlo
methods, numerical linear/multilinear algebra, optimization, and
pattern recognition.

The University of Chicago has had a tradition in applied and
comutational mathematics education (past faculty and students include
George Birkhoff, Fisher Black, Alberto Calderon, Robert Floyd, Herman
Goldstine, Richard Hamming, Alston Householder, Tjalling Koopmans,
Martin Kruskal, Harry Markowitz, Nicolas Metropolis, Albert
Tucker). The CAMI represents part of the University's long-term goal
in building on this tradition.

Please forward this to your students. They should apply to our
Statistics PhD program by 12/31/12, indicating interest in CAMI in
their statement.


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 17:40:28 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 64

Applied Numerical Mathematics Volume 64, Pages 1-58, February 2013

2. An analysis of the spectrum of the discontinuous Galerkin method,
Pages 1-18, Lilia Krivodonova, Ruibin Qin

3. Pointwise estimates of the SDFEM for convection-diffusion problems
with characteristic layers, Pages 19-34, Jin Zhang, Liquan Mei, Yaping

4. Finite element analysis of a projection-based stabilization method
for the Darcy-Brinkman equations in double-diffusive convection, Pages
35-49, Aytekin Cibtik, Songul Kaya

5. On the ADI method for the Sylvester equation and the optimal- H2
points, Pages 50-58, Garret M. Flagg, Serkan Gugercin


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:08:52 +0200
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, 17(4)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 17, Number 4, 2012

A free on-line edition is available at:


Hopf bifurcation and optimal control in a diffusive predator-prey
system with time delay and prey harvesting, pp. 379-409, Xiaoyuan
Chang, Junjie Wei

An unconstrained binary quadratic programming for the maximum
independent set problem, pp. 410-417, Sidi Mohamed Douiri, Souad

On the analytic solutions for squeezing flow of nanofluid between
parallel disks, pp. 418-430, Meraj Mustafa Hashmi, Tasawar Hayat,
A. Alsaedi

Theory and computational study of electrophoretic ion separation and
focusing in microfluidic channels, pp. 431-447, Oleksiy V. Klymenko,
Christian Amatore, Wen Sun, Yong-Liang Zhou, Zhao-Wu Tian, Irina Svir

Optimal control of an epidemic model with a saturated incidence rate,
pp. 448-459, Hassan Laarabi, El Houssine Labriji, Mostafa Rachik,
Abdelilah Kaddar

Multiple positive solutions to mixed boundary value problems for
singular ordinary differential equations on the whole line,
pp. 460-480, Yuji Liu

Exact solutions of the Kudryashov–Sinelshchikov equation and
nonlinear telegraph equation via the first integral method,
pp. 481-488, Mohammad Mirzazadeh, Mostafa Eslami

Goodness-of-fit tests for sparse nominal data based on grouping,
pp. 489-501, Marijus RadaviÄius, Pavel Samusenko

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Proceedings of the Institute of Applied Mathematics, V.1, N.2, 2012

Nihan A. Aliev, Yelena Y. Mustafayeva, The influence of the Carleman
condition on the Fredholm property of the boundary value problem for
Cauchy-Riemann equation

Daria Semenova, Natalia Lukyanova, Random set decomposition of joint
distribution of random variables of mixed type

Nikuie M., A method for solving singular fuzzy matrix equations

Melek Aras, Geodesics of the synectic metric

H.F. Guliyev, Application of the moments method to the solution of the
optimal control problem for the bar vibration equation

F.G. Rahimov, M.Navidi, On an uniform integrality of a family of some
boundary functionals related with the crossing the nonlinear borders
by random walking

Sh. M. Nasibov, On a non-linear ground state problem

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