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From: Peter Butkovic <p.butkovic@bham.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:10:47 -0400

**Subject: Raymond Cuninghame-Green, 1933-2013**

It is with great sadness I inform you that Emeritus Professor Raymond

Cuninghame-Green passed away peacefully on the 9th June 2013. He would

have been 80 later this month. Ray obtained a BA in Pure Mathematics

from Queen’s College Oxford and a PhD from Leicester in 1960. He

started to work in industry and later as a Professor at the University

of Twente (Netherlands). In 1975 he became a Professor of Industrial

Mathematics at the School of Mathematics in Birmingham. Ray lay

foundations of management mathematics at Birmingham. He was also the

Head of School during 1994-97. Ray retired in 1999 but remained

research active.

Ray Cuninghame-Green is known as one of the first pioneers of

max-algebra, today also known as tropical mathematics. His first paper

on max-algebra was published in 1960. Ray was probably the first who

realised that the maximum cycle mean is the principal max-algebraic

eigenvalue of a matrix (1962). Among his numerous other achievements

let me mention for instance the analysis of max-algebraic linear

systems, linear independence, rank, residuation, duality,

maxpolynomials, the discovery of the characteristic maxpolynomial,

rational functions and the proofs of several results for irreducible

or finite matrices proved in full generality in the 1980s and 1990s by

other authors, such as the complete description of (max-algebraic)

eigenspaces, the cyclicity theorem or spectral projector. Most of

these appear in his publication Minimax Algebra, Lecture Notes in

Economics and Math. Systems 166, Berlin: Springer, 1979. This work has

been cited by hundreds of authors worldwide and contains material that

is still relevant for researchers in tropical linear algebra today. A

scanned copy of this work can be downloaded freely (the approval of

Springer Verlag is gratefully acknowledged) from my website:

http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/P.Butkovic/max.html Ray was a kind, tolerant

and highly respected man. He will be missed very much not only by his

family but also by friends, colleagues and former students.

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

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:41:48 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Metaheuristics for Scheduling**

Metaheuristics for Production Scheduling

Bassem Jarboui, Patrick Siarry and Jacques Teghem (Eds)

WILEY & ISTE

ISBN 978-1-84821-497-2. May 2013.

528 pp. Hardcover.

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1848214979.html

This book describes the potentialities of metaheuristics for solving

production scheduling problems and the relationship between these two

fields. For the past several years, there has been an increasing

interest in using metaheuristic methods to solve scheduling

problems. The main reasons for this are that such problems are

generally hard to solve to optimality, as well as the fact that

metaheuristics provide very good solutions in a reasonable time. The

first part of the book presents eight applications of metaheuristics

for solving various mono-objective scheduling problems. The second

part is itself split into two, the first section being devoted to five

multi-objective problems to which metaheuristics are adapted, while

the second tackles various transportation problems related to the

organization of production systems. Many real-world applications are

presented by the authors, making this an invaluable resource for

researchers and students in engineering, economics, mathematics and

computer science.

Written for: Researchers and graduate students in engineering,

economics, mathematics and computer science.

Keywords: Production Scheduling, Heuristic methods, Metaheuristics,

Hard optimization.

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From: Pamela Bye <pam.bye@ima.org.uk>

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:57:29 -0400

**Subject: IMA Maths of Surfaces, UK, Sep 2013**

14th IMA Maths of Surfaces

11–13 September 2013, University of Birmingham, UK

http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/14th_mathematics_of_surfaces.cfm

Computer-based methods for the capture, construction, representation,

fitting, interrogation and manipulation of complicated surfaces have

led to a wide interest in, and need for, the mathematics of surfaces

and related curves. Many applications require the use of surface

descriptions, especially in such fields as computer aided design and

manufacturing, computer graphics and computer vision. The description

of surfaces is also of interest in geographic information systems,

multimedia, and many other areas of science and medicine.

Three types of papers were sought:

- Research papers presenting new developments in the capture,

representation, manipulation, approximation, fitting, and design of

surfaces, with an emphasis on computational methods and their

underlying mathematical principles.

- Research papers covering novel practical applications of surface

mathematics in areas such as CAD, computer vision, computer

graphics, geographic information systems, and architecture,

especially those which pose new problems for the research community.

- Survey papers describing the state of the art of an aspect of the

mathematics of surfaces.

Abstracts of up to 500 words for poster presentation are invited (in

any of the categories outlined above) and should be submitted to the

IMA Conferences Department by email to conferences@ima.org.uk.

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From: "Optimization 2014" <optimization2014@dps.uminho.pt>

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:07:37 +0100

**Subject: Optimization 2014, Portugal, Jul 2014**

Optimization 2014

Guimarães, Portugal, July 28-30, 2014

School of Engineering, University of Minho

http://optimization2014.dps.uminho.pt

Optimization 2014 is the eighth edition of a series of Optimization

international conferences held every three or four years, in Portugal.

This meeting aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from

different areas and with distinct backgrounds, but with common

interests in optimization. This conference series has international

recognition as an important forum of discussion and exchange of ideas,

being organized under the auspices of APDIO (the Portuguese Operations

Research Society).

Confirmed plenary speakers: Masao Fukushima, Nanzan Univ.; Serge

Gratton, ENSEEIHT and CERFACS, Toulouse; C. Tim Kelley, C State Univ.;

Nenad Mladenovic, Brunel Univ.; Maarten H. Van der Vlerk,

Univ. Groningen; François Vanderbeck, Univ. Bordeaux

Deadline for abstract submission - March 31, 2014

Notification of acceptance - May 1, 2014

Early Registration - Before May 15, 2014

For any questions regarding Optimization 2014, please contact:

optimization2014@dps.uminho.pt

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From: Daan Crommelin <Daan.Crommelin@cwi.nl>

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:31:42 -0400

**Subject: Tenure Track Position, CWI Amsterdam**

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam invites postdoctoral

researchers to apply for a

Tenure track position in Applied and Computational Mathematics

within in the Computational Dynamics research group.

Job description: CWI Amsterdam is looking for an excellent researcher

in the area of applied and computational mathematics. Preferably, you

have a focus on emerging computational methods, with expertise in

areas such as nonlinear PDEs, dynamical systems, numerical analysis,

stochastic simulation, uncertainty quantification, control theory, or

data assimilation. You have a proven interest in applications in

energy systems, geosciences, materials science or chemistry, and you

are willing to initiate or participate in research projects that

relate to the Dutch national policy on science and R&D (involving

e.g. the themes “Energy”, “High-Tech Systems and Materials”,

“Chemistry” and “Water”).

For more information, please visit

http://www.cwi.nl/jobs/tenure-track-position-in-applied-and-computational-mathematics

Application deadline is 10 August 2013.

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From: Per Christian Hansen <pcha@dtu.dk>

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:57:31 -0400

**Subject: PhD Position, Atomistic Simulations, Technical Univ of Denmark**

A PhD position is available at DTU Compute, Technical University of

Denmark, starting September 1, 2013 or later. It is funded by a grant

from the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, and the

collaborators are QuantumWise A/S, DTU Compute, and DTU Nanotech.

The overall goal of the collaboration is to develop an atomic-scale

device simulator that can compute the electrical characterization of a

nano-scale device with 100,000 atoms, using large-scale algorithms and

including heating/heat-transport in the simulations.

This PhD position is entitled “Large-Scale Algorithms for Nano-Scale

Atomistic Simulations.”

The PhD project aims at developing new high-performance algorithms

which will improve the capacity of the simulation tool beyond current

state-of-the-art. The focus is on making the Green’s function

calculations faster through a reduction of the complexity, e.g., by

means of using scattering states as an alternative, or by using ideas

from sparse approximations.

Candidates must have an MSc degree in applied mathematics or physics,

or equivalent academic qualifications, and must have a strong

background in large- scale numerical computations. All applications

must be submitted in electronic form via DTU’s home page:

http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/5e17d0ca-8ede-49a3-

9df4-6126e2ca81ed.aspx.

For more information see the above link, or contact Prof. Per

Chris¬tian Hansen (www.imm.dtu.dk/~pch, pcha@dtu.dk) and CEO Kurt

Stokbro (www.quantumwise.com, kurt.stokbro@quantumwise.com, tel +45

69901888.

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From: Anna-Ulla Gardiner <Anna-Ulla.Gardiner@iop.org>

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:49:26 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 26(7)**

NONLINEARITY

Volume 26, Issue 7, July 2013

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication

on the web. This issue is available at: URL:

http://iopscience.iop.org/0951-7715/26/7.

Pages: 1825-2130

1825, Sub-exponential mixing of random billiards driven by

thermostats, Tatiana Yarmola

1839, Long-time asymptotics for the Korteweg--de Vries equation with

step-like initial data, Iryna Egorova, Zoya Gladka, Volodymyr

Kotlyarov and Gerald Teschl

1865, Dynamics on strata of trigonal Jacobians and some integrable

problems of rigid body motion, H W Braden, V Z Enolski and Yu N

Fedorov

1891, Linear relaxation to planar travelling waves in inertial

confinement fusion, L Monsaingeon

1919, Stochastic inviscid shell models: well-posedness and anomalous

dissipation, David Barbato and Francesco Morandin

1945, Weakly coupled heat bath models for Gibbs-like invariant states

in nonlinear wave equations, J Bajars, J E Frank and B J Leimkuhler

1975, Multifractal analysis for the historic set in topological

dynamical systems, Xiaoyao Zhou and Ercai Chen

1999, Passive tracer in a flow corresponding to two-dimensional

stochastic Navier--Stokes equations, Tomasz Komorowski, Szymon Peszat

and Tomasz Szarek

2027, Hopf bifurcation in a reaction--diffusion system with

conservation of mass, Takashi Okuda Sakamoto

2051, The energy flow of discrete extended gradient systems, Sini\v sa

Slijep\v cevi\'c

2081, A Riemann--Hilbert approach for the Degasperis--Procesi

equation, Anne Boutet de Monvel and Dmitry Shepelsky

2109, Weak integrability of Hamiltonians on the two torus and

rigidity, Jos\'e Barbosa Gomes and Rafael O Ruggiero

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From: Rebecca Leake <rebecca.leake@oup.com>

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:28:01 -0400

**Subject: Contents, Information and Inference: A Journal of the IMA, 01(2)**

Contents, Information and Inference: A Journal of the IMA, 01(2)

Information and Inference: A Journal of the IMA

All Content Free in 2013

Links to all articles in this issue are available online at:

http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5023/2

Articles Approximation of points on low-dimensional manifolds via

random linear projections, Mark A. Iwen and Mauro Maggioni

Compressive principal component pursuit, John Wright, Arvind Ganesh,

Kerui Min, and Yi Ma

Tangent space estimation for smooth embeddings of Riemannian

manifolds, Hemant Tyagi, Elıf Vural, and Pascal Frossard

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From: Axel Ruhe <ruhe@nada.kth.se>

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:57:42 +0200

**Subject: Contents, BIT, 53(2)**

BIT NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS

Volume 53 _ Number 2 _ June 2013

Preface to BIT 53:2, A. Ruhe 283

An implicitly restarted block Lanczos bidiagonalization method using

Leja shifts, J. Baglama , L. Reichel, 285

Hierarchical matrix approximation with blockwise constraints,

M. Bebendorf , M. Bollhöfer , M. Bratsch, 311

Monte Carlo Euler approximations of HJM term structure financial

models, T. Björk , A. Szepessy , R. Tempone , G.E. Zouraris, 341

Richardson's iterative method for surface interpolation,

J.M. Carnicer, J. Delgado , J.M. Peña, 385

Analysis of Hermite subdivision using piecewise polynomials,

M.S. Floater , B.P. Siwek, 397

An approximation method based on MRA for the quasi-Plateau problem,

Y.-X. Hao , C.-J. Li , R.-H. Wang, 411

Factoring symmetric totally nonpositive matrices and inverses with a

diagonal pivoting method, R. Huang, 443

Data based regularization for discrete deconvolution problems,

T. Huckle , M. Sedlacek, 459

Finite element convergence for the Joule heating problem with mixed

boundary conditions, M. Jensen , A. Målqvist, 475

Weak convergence of finite element approximations of linear stochastic

evolution equations with additive noise II. Fully discrete schemes,

M. Kovács , S. Larsson , F. Lindgren, 497

Constraining by a family of strictly nonexpansive idempotent functions

with applications in image reconstruction, I. Pantelimon , C. Popa,

527

Construction of interpolation splines minimizing semi-norm in

W(m,m-1)2 (0, 1) space, K.M. Shadimetov , A.R. Hayotov, 545

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