NA Digest Monday, January 14, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 03

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:06:57 -0500
Subject: New Book, Algebr and Geom Ideas in the Theory of Discrete Opt.

Announcing the December 27, 2012, publication by SIAM of:

Algebraic and Geometric Ideas in the Theory of Discrete Optimization,
by Jesús A. De Loera, Raymond Hemmecke, and Matthias Köppe

2012 / xx + 322 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-43-6 /
List Price $109.00 / SIAM Member Price $76.30 / Order Code MO14

This book presents recent advances in the mathematical theory of
discrete optimization, particularly those supported by methods from
algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, convex and discrete geometry,
generating functions, and other tools normally considered outside the
standard curriculum in optimization.

It offers several research technologies not yet well known among
practitioners of discrete optimization, minimizes prerequisites for
learning these methods, and provides a transition from linear discrete
optimization to nonlinear discrete optimization.

The book can be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduates or
beginning graduate students in mathematics, computer science, or
operations research or as a tutorial for mathematicians, engineers,
and scientists engaged in computation who wish to delve more deeply
into how and why algorithms do or do not work.

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


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:31:02 -0500
Subject: New Book, Mathematical Models for Communicable Diseases

Announcing the December 28, 2012, publication by SIAM of:

Mathematical Models for Communicable Diseases
by Fred Brauer and Carlos Castillo-Chavez

2012 / xviii + 270 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-41-2 /
List Price $77.00 / SIAM Member Price $53.90 / Order Code CB84

This graduate-level textbook appeals to readers interested in the
mathematical theory of disease transmission models. It is
self-contained and accessible to readers who are comfortable with
calculus, elementary differential equations, and linear algebra. The
book provides insight into modeling cross-immunity between different
disease strains (such as influenza) and the synergistic interactions
between multiple diseases (e.g., HIV and tuberculosis); diseases
transmitted by viral agents, bacteria, and vectors (e.g., mosquitos
transmitting malaria to humans); and both epidemic and endemic disease

It is appropriate for graduate-level courses in epidemiology for
students in mathematics departments as well as for students in
epidemiology programs who have a strong background in mathematics. It
will also be of interest to researchers with backgrounds in the
epidemiological, mathematical, and medical sciences and individuals
involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of public
health policy.

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


From: JING LI <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:20:31 -0500
Subject: Deadline Jan 18, Kent State Univ Conference, USA, Apr 2013

The registration deadline for the conference "New Frontiers in
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing" to be held on April
19-20, 2013, at Kent State University, on the occasion of Lothar
Reichel's 60th birthday and on the 20th anniversary of ETNA, is
January 18, 2013.


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:14:58 -0500
Subject: SIAM Numerical Combustion (NC13), USA, Apr 2013

Fourteenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion (NC13)
Location: Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Dates: April 8-10, 2013
Registration and Program Now Available!

Mitchell Smooke, Yale University, USA
D. Scott Stewart, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Charles Westbrook, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Invited Speakers:
John B. Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Dimitris Goussis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Tiziano Faravelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMNC13

Registration and the conference program are now posted at


For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: SbastienLeDigabel <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:09:29 -0500
Subject: Optimization Days and OPDE 2013, Canada, May 2013

GERAD is pleased and proud to invite you to Montreal for this
international conference that, this year, combines the Optimization
Days with the 4th conference on "Tools for Group Decision" (OPDE). In
addition, the year 2013 is the year of the Mathematics of Planet
Earth, which is endorsed by both GERAD and the conference.

Plenary speakers are:
+ Andrew R. Conn, IBM, USA
+ Pierre Gauthier, UQAM, Canada
+ Joaquim J. Judice, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
+ Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University, USA
+ Robert J. Vanderbei, Princeton University, USA

Tutorial speakers are:
+ Michčle Breton, HEC Montreal, Canada
+ Mathieu Cloutier, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
+ Robert Doverspike, AT&T Labs, USA
+ Vincent Mousseau, Centrale Paris, France
+ Ted Ralphs, Lehigh University, USA

On the social side, in addition to the traditional Wine and Cheese
Reception, we invite you to reserve your spot at the banquet taking
place in Old Montreal on Tuesday evening (limited seating for the

You are cordially invited to participate on May 6-8, 2013. The
deadline for submitting an abstract is March 22, 2013. For details
about the conference, please visit our website .


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:42:01 -0800
Subject: Deadline Extended, FEMTEC 2013, USA, May 2013

We would like to let you know that the abstract submission deadline
for the fourth international conference on computational engineering
and science (FEMTEC 2013) was extended until February 15, 2013. The
conference will be held at the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas, USA on
May 19 - 24, 2013.

Proceedings will appear as a special issue of the Journal of Applied
and Computational Mathematics:

The list of invited keynote speakers, current list of participants,
and other details can be found on the conference home page


From: "Robert G. Owens" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:22:48 -0500
Subject: Spring School/Montreal Scientific Comp Days, Canada, May 2013

Spring School and 7th Montreal Scientific Computing Days
May 13th-15th, 2013
Centre de recherches mathematiques, Univ de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

The objectives of this conference are to encourage scientific exchange
within the scientific computing community in Quebec and further afield
and to train senior undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral
fellows, and other young researchers via three mini-courses given by
international experts. Time slots have also been set aside for short
presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and there
will be a contributed poster session.

Short Courses:
- Xavier Antoine, How to truncate a PDE problem set in an unbounded
domain: the example of the Schrodinger equation
- Michael Griebel, On generalized sparse grids
- Doron Levy, Numerical methods for mathematical models of cancer

There is no fee to attend; however, registration is mandatory. A
limited budget has been reserved for travel, lodging and living
expenses of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows coming from
outside Montreal. A short CV and one reference letter is required to
apply for this financial aid. The deadline for abstract submissions
and financial aid requests is April 5th, 2013.

For information on registration, to submit an abstract or apply for
financial aid, visit .


From: Jeffrey Carver <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:33:03 -0500
Subject: Software Eng for Computational Science & Eng, USA, May 2013

Announcing the 2013 International Workshop on Software Engineering for
Computational Science and Engineering to be held in San Francisco in
May 2013 in conjunction with the International Conference on Software

Workshop website:

The goal of this workshop is to bring together software engineers with
computational scientists and engineers to better understand the
development of computational software. Details of the call for papers
are available on the workshop website.

Paper deadline: Feb. 7, 2013 (for archival papers); Position papers
are accepted later.

US National Science Foundation Travel funds are pending approval. More
details available on the website.


From: ISPDC 2013 <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:23:38 +0200
Subject: ISPDC 2013, Romania, Jun 2013

ISPDC 2013
The 12th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing
Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
June 27-30, 2013

The mission of the 12th International Symposium on Parallel and
Distributed Computing is to bring together researchers, engineers, and
practitioners involved in the development of new algorithms,
architectures and applications for parallel and distributed computing,
as well as visualisation and post-processing. The goal is to provide
an interactive and friendly yet professional forum for original
research contributions describing novel ideas, groundbreaking results
or quantified system experiences. We cordially invite you to submit
your contribution to the 12th International Symposium on Parallel and
Distributed Computing (ISPDC 2013).

Topics include, but are not limited to: High Performance Computing and
Large Scale Applications; Parallel Computing and Algorithms; System
Architectures for Parallel and Distributed Computing; Distributed
Computing; Quality Assurance in Parallel and Distributed Systems;
Interactivity and Visualisation

You are invited to submit a paper with unpublished original work for
ISPDC 2013, Bucharest/Romania on June 27-30. Paper submissions are to
be made accessing the ISPDC 2013 registration page on EasyChair
( Submission
of full papers: January 27, 2013.


From: Andrew Wathen <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:49:10 +0000
Subject: Deadline Extended, Preconditioning 2013, UK, Jun 2013

We have had a good number of submissions for the
Preconditioning 2013 conference to be held in Oxford, UK
June 19->21 2013, but we could take a few more and in
case the submission deadline was a little early in the
New Year for some, we have extended it until 25th January.

For details see

Registration is also now open.


From: Jun Zhang <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:58:48 -0500 (EST)
Subject: ICCIS 2013, China, Jun 2013

The 2013 International Conference on Computational and Information
Sciences (ICCIS2013)
June 21-23, 2013
Shiyan, Hubei, China (close to the famous Wudang Mountain)

The 5th ICCIS conference aims at bringing researchers and engineers in
the areas of computational and information sciences to exchange new
ideas and to explore new grounds. The goal of the conference is to
advance and promote the applications of modern computing technologies
to science, engineering, and information technologies.

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2013


From: "Connie Young" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:06:23 -0500
Subject: Deadline Extended, SIAM Annual Meeting, USA, Jul 2013

2013 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN13)
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA
July 8-12, 2013

The deadline to submit minisymposium proposals has been extended to
January 21, 2013.

Visit for submission


From: Ider Tseveendorj <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:19:41 -0500
Subject: Optimization, Simulation and Control, Mongolia, Jul 2013

The 4th International Conference on Optimization, Simulation and
Control will take place on July 1-4, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
This is the 4th event in the series of conferences on Optimization in
Mongolia following three successful meetings held in 2002, 2007 and
2010. The working language of the conference is English.

Abstract submission and registration deadline: May 1, 2013

For more details see
and questions can be directed to


From: Tanja Teuber <>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:43:59 +0100
Subject: Advances in Math. Image Processing, Germany, Sep 2013

Workshop announcement: Advances in Mathematical Image Processing (AIP)
September 30 - October 2, 2013
Kurhaus Trifels, Annweiler, Germany

The workshop "Advances in Mathematical Image Processing" (AIP) will
take place at the Kurhaus Trifels, Annweiler, Germany, September 30 -
October 2, 2013. This workshop serves as the annual GAMM meeting of
the GAMM activity group Mathematical Signal and Image Processing (GAMM

The research goals of the workshop encompass all areas related to the
broad field of mathematical signal and image processing. This includes
the application of applied harmonic analysis and frame theory,
compressed sensing, geometric and topological techniques, mathematical
morphology, partial differential equations, probabilistic and
statistical methodologies, variational methods in the exemplary areas
of signal and image acquisition, signal and image processing, pattern
recognition and machine learning.

Plenary Speakers: Christine de Mol (Brüssel), Jan Modersitzki (Lübeck),
Christoph Schnörr (Heidelberg)

Organizers: Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin), Gerlind Plonka-Hoch (Universität
Göttingen), Gabriele Steidl (TU Kaiserslautern)

Registration deadline: July 1, 2013
The registration page for the workshop is already open. The number of
participants is limited to 50 persons.


From: Yifan Hu <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:13:02 -0500
Subject: Researcher/Research Engineer Positions, AT&T Labs

AT&T Labs - Research, one of the premier research laboratories in the
world, is looking for talented individuals to make a difference in the
world of communications. AT&T engages in fundamental and applied
research in computer science and electrical engineering, with specific
research areas including algorithms, networking, wireless, mobile
computing, speech and language processing, multimedia, web, social
media, visualization, statistics and machine learning, data management
and data mining, software systems, cloud computing, and more. Access
to massive amounts of real-world data, the ability to work with
internal and external collaborators, the possibility of making an
impact by developing solutions that will be used by millions, and the
freedom to publish your results, are some of the reasons AT&T Labs -
Research is an exciting place to work.

Positions are based in Bedminster, NJ; Middletown, NJ; New York, NY;
and San Francisco, CA, depending on the area of research.

Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience and
experienced M.S. candidates are encouraged to apply. Interviews will
be conducted in early 2013. For more information, visit and click on "Working with us".

AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications will be
reviewed on a continuous basis until positions are filled.


From: Wenjun Liu <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:31:30 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions, School of MAS, NUIST, China

The School of Mathematics and Statistics in Nanjing University of
Information Science and Technology (formerly named Nanjing Institute
of Meteorology), are looking for ten academic staffs or academic
leaders to join the School. Applicants must have a PhD in one of the
following fields: Mathematics, Statistics, Systems and Control,
Information and Computing Science, Space Weather, Space Physics, and
other relevant disciplines and specialty.

Applicants must have good health, strong enterprise, strong ability on
organization and team cooperation, outstanding achievements in the
past five years. Non-restriction on nationality.

Further details are available on the School's website at

If you have any queries please contact Ms. Huang at
Tel: +86-25-58731160. Please ensure you attach your Full CV and a list
of publications first.

Closing Date: February 20, 2013


From: Anna-Karin Tornberg <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:01:17 +0100
Subject: Dahlquist Postdoc Research Fellowship Position, KTH

The Dahlquist Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at KTH

The Numerical Analysis Department at the Royal Institute of Technology
(KTH) in Stockholm is announcing the "The Dahlquist Postdoctoral
Research Fellowship". This is a two-year postdoc position, including
full social benefits.

The recipient is encouraged to pursue her or his own research
interests, and is not associated with a specific faculty member.

Deadline for application: February 1, 2013.
Starting date negotiable.

For more information, see:


From: Fernando Goncalves <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:08:04 -0500
Subject: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Position, Portugal

CEMAPRE - Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics, ISEG,
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Marie Curie ITN Project: STRIKE - Novel Methods in Computational
Finance Early Stage Researcher (ESR): PhD fellowship, 1 position

1. Tasks and methodology: problem of existence of weak and viscosity
solutions for parabolic PIDEs related with option pricing in
financial models based on exponential Lévy processes; efficiency of
numerical schemes for solving such PIDEs.

2. Results: existence of weak and discontinuous viscosity solutions
and related comparison principles which allow the construction of
appropriate and efficient numerical schemes.

The fellow to be recruited by the Technical University of Lisbon will
be employed with full social security coverage and all benefits in
accordance with Marie Curie ITN fellowships regulations (highly
competitive remuneration plus allowances for living and mobility
expenses). As an Early Stage Researcher the applicant will register to
read for a PhD of the Mathematics Department of ISEG, Technical
University of Lisbon. The duration of the fellowship is 36 months.

Deadline for application: Mar 31 2013.

For detailed information see


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:56:37 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 65

Applied Numerical Mathematics
Volume 65, Pages 1-118, March 2013

1. On the finite difference approximation for blow-up solutions of the
porous medium equation with a source, Pages 1-26, Chien-Hong Cho

2. On convergence of the penalty method for unilateral contact
problems, Pages 27-40, Franz Chouly, Patrick Hild

3. A class of hypergeometric polynomials with zeros on the unit
circle: Extremal and orthogonal properties and quadrature formulas,
Pages 41-52, D.K. Dimitrov, M.E.H. Ismail, A. Sri Ranga

4. Further comparison of additive and multiplicative coarse grid
correction, Pages 53-62, Yvan Notay, Artem Napov

5. Mesh generation and numerical analysis of a Galerkin method for
highly conductive prefractal layers, Pages 63-78, Patrizia Bagnerini,
Annalisa Buffa, Elisa Vacca

6. A radial basis collocation method for pricing American options
under regime-switching jump-diffusion models, Pages 79-90, Ali Foroush
Bastani, Zaniar Ahmadi, Davood Damircheli

7. Nonlinear least squares and Sobolev gradients, Pages 91-104, Robert
J. Renka

8. A high order finite volume element method for solving elliptic
partial integro-differential equations, Pages 105-118, Fatemeh
Shakeri, Mehdi Dehghan


From: "" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:30:32 +0300
Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics, 13(1)


A Robust Preconditioned MinRes Solver for Time-periodic Eddy Current
Problems, Kolmbauer, Michael / Langer, Ulrich; pp. 1 - 20

Robust Approximation of Singularly Perturbed Delay Differential
Equations by the hp Finite Element Method, Nicaise, Serge /
Xenophontos, Christos; pp. 21 - 38

On Cardinal Spline Interpolation, Grigorieff, Rolf D.; pp. 39 - 54

Convection Problems on Anisotropic Meshes, Kruse, Carola / Maischak,
Matthias; pp. 55 - 78

Pointwise Error Estimates for the LDG Method Applied to 1-d Singularly
Perturbed Reaction-Diffusion Problems, Zhu, Huiqing / Zhang, Zhimin;
pp. 79 - 94

Implementing Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Semilinear Elliptic
Differential Inclusions, Rieger, Janosch; pp. 95 - 118

For more information, please, visit .

All CMAM ahead of print papers can be viewed at .

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