NA Digest Monday, February 13, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 07

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From: "G. W. (Pete) Stewart" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 09:19:06 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Eigentest: Test matrices for large-scale eigenproblems

Che Rung Lee I have written a package Eigentest that produces real
test matrices with known eigensystems. A test matrix, called an
eigenmat, is generated in a factored form, in which the user can
specify the eigenvalues and has some control over the condition of the
eigenvalues and eigenvectors. An eigenmat A of order n requires only
O(n) storage for its representation. Auxiliary programs permit the
computation of

(A - s*I)*b, (A - s*I)'*b, inv(A - s*I)*b, and inv(A - s*I)'*b

in O(n) operations. A special routine computes specified eigenvectors
of an eigenmat and the condition of its eigenvalues. Thus eigenmats
are suitable for testing algorithms based on Krylov sequences, as well
as others based on matrix vector products. The package contains
implementations in Fortran 77, Fortran 95, C, and Matlab.

The Eigentest package can be downloaded via my home page

For a paper describing Eigentest click on the Contents link in the
same page.

Pete Stewart


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 22:58:34 -0500
Subject: Call for Submissions - SIAM Student Paper Prize - Deadline Approaching


The 2006 SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE will be presented at the 2006 SIAM
Annual Meeting to be held July 10-14, 2006, in Boston, Massachusetts.
The prize is awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most
outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition.
Up to three papers will be selected. This award is based solely on the
merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper.
The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by
students in applied mathematics or scientific computing.

Each prize recipient shall receive a framed certificate and a cash award
of $1,000. Each recipient is required to present his or her paper at
the 2006 SIAM Annual Meeting. Recipients also receive $500 toward
travel expenses and gratis registration for the meeting.

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet
hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline, February 15, 2006.
Papers entered in the competition must have already been submitted for
publication. Submissions may be based on co-authored papers.

For information on submitting a paper to the SIAM Student Paper
Competition, see the call for submissions at "Open Calls for
Nominations,", at "Prizes" on the
SIAM Website.

Please address any questions to:

J. M. Littleton
Telephone: +1-215-382-9800, ext. 303


From: gerhardwilhelm weber <>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 09:14:24 +0200
Subject: 5th EUROPT Wksp on Advances in Continuous Optimization, Jun/Jul 06

Call for Papers
5th EUROPT Workshop on
Reykjavik, Iceland, June 30 - July 1, 2006

This international workshop is organized by EURO Working Group on Continuous
Optimization (EUROPT; directly before the
EURO XXI 2006 meeting. It continues in the line of EUROPT workshops held: 2000
in Budapest, 2001 in Rotterdam, 2003 in Istanbul and 2004 in Rhodes; EURO
Summer Institutes and Mini Conferences, and our engagement during EURO
conferences complete the spectrum of our group's meetings.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers from continuous optimization
and from related fields of discrete optimization, operations research (OR),
economy and technology. It intends to be a forum for the exchange of recent
scientific developments and for the discussion of new trends. The scope of the
workshop includes all aspects of smooth, nonsmooth and discrete optimization
from fundamental research to numerical methods and applications.

Iceland with its unique nature, our interesting workshop and a wealth of
streams and presentations on Continuous Optimization and entire OR prepared at
the following conference EURO XXI 2006 ( cordially
invite you to join us and spend a precious, unforgettable time with us!

o Adil Bagirov (University of Ballarat, Australia),
o Petra Huhn (University of Clausthal, Germany),
o Liqun Qi (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China),
o Klaus Schittkowski (University of Bayreuth, Germany),
o Marc Teboulle (Tel-Aviv University, Israel),
o Michel Thera (University of Limoges, France),
o Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo, Canada) .

registration: May 31, 2006
abstract submission: May 31, 2006


From: <>
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 12:20:23 EET
Subject: FIRST AMaMeF Conference


AMaMeF (Advanced Mathematical Methods of Finance) is a European project
gathering European mathematicians working in Financial Mathematics. This is a
five-year project aiming at the organization of scientific meetings,
researcher exchanges and short visits in the domain of Financial
Mathematics. AMaMeF is holding its first international conference in
Side-Antalya (Turkey) on April 26 to 29, 2006. The conference will be preceded
by a workshop on Risk Analysis and Risk Management taking place between April
23-25 (included), adressed mainly to practitioners and students. The
presentation of the activity, call for papers and other relevant information
can be found on the following web page.


Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 13:20:47 -0200 (BRST)
Subject: 2nd Conf. on Computational and Mathematical - Population Dynamics

The Second Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics
(CMPD2) will take place in Campinas, Brazil, from July 16 to 20, 2007. This
Conference is the second joint meeting of the Conference on Mathematical
Population Dynamics (MPD) and the Conference on Deterministic and Stochastic
Models for Biological Interactions (DeStoBio), with a 20-year history of
international meetings with ever-increasing participation. As in the previous
conferences from both series, aim of the meeting is to bring together people
from different fields (applied mathematicians, statisticians, engineers,
computer scientists, biologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, biomedical
scientists, ecologists...) interested in (deterministic and/or stochastic)
models for population dynamics and interactions.

Population dynamics here is intended in a very wide sense, including
everything from populations of animals and plants, to populations of cells or
molecules. Hence, topics of the conference will include ecology (including
epidemic spread), cell population dynamics (including immunology, tumor
growth) and molecular biology (including molecular evolution and genetics,
genomics). The meeting will focus on modeling of quantitative data in these
fields, analysis of models, and their applications.

There will be approximately 12 plenary lectures and several parallel
sessions organized by thematic interest.

Further information will be available at

PS: The First Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population
Dynamics (CMPD) joining 7th International MPD Conference and DeStoBio 3
was held at Trento (Italy) June 21-25, 2004.


From: "Weideman JAC <>" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 12:54:01 +0200
Subject: SANUM 3-5 April 2006

We are pleased to announce that the list of plenary speakers of the 2006 South
African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics has been finalized:

Folkmar Bornemann (Technical University of Munich)
Title: Fast Image Inpainting

Kevin Burrage (University of Queensland)
Title: Modelling and Simulation Issues in Cell Biology

Ronald Cools (University of Leuven)
Title: Embedded cubature formulas

John Norbury (Oxford University)
Title: Ideal coordinates for pattern forming reaction diffusion
of Ginzberg-Landau type

Harvey Segur (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Title: Waves in shallow water

Jan Snyman (University of Pretoria)
Title: Novel gradient-based algorithms for solving non-linear design
optimization problems in engineering

We remind everyone that the due date for early registration
is drawing near, namely 25 February. Registration can be done online at

Karin Goosen & Andre' Weideman
SANUM2006 Organizers


Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 16:04:49 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Call for Papers - ICCSE 2006

International Conference on Computational Science and Education

Conference Theme:
Engaging People in Cyberinfrastructure (EPIC) and
Role of Computational Technology in Research & Education

August 7-10, 2006
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Rochester, New York

The International Conference Series on Computational Science and Engineering
(ICCSE) aims to bring together researchers and educators from science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to discuss current
issues and future directions. The conference is also an opportunity for
vendors to showcase their latest products for academic, industrial, and
educational use. Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the theme
of 2006 ICCSE conference is discuss how to engage people in
cyberinfrastructure (EPIC) and share experiences in computational math,
science, and technology (CMST) at higher education and secondary school
levels. It will promote partnerships among researchers, educators, and faculty
all the way from middle school to community colleges and universities. The
conference will devote 2 days to research and 2 days to education. Invited
speakers, panels, and multiple workshops will be featured throughout the
conference. Proposals for mini-workshops and panel discussions are
welcome. Posters will be accepted. Conference topics include, but not limited
to, computational aspects of all science, humanities, or business. Technical
papers are solicited in all aspects of science, humanities, and business,
particularly those showcasing impact of computational technology on research,
industrial design, and education. Selected papers will be published in special
issues of research and educational journals. Please visit the conference
website for additional details:

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of extended abstract: March 15, 2006
Deadline for Submission of full-paper: May 1, 2006
Acceptance Notification date: June 15, 2006
Deadline for Early Registration: June 30, 2006
Deadline for Regular Registration: July 30, 2006


Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 20:21:35 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Call for submissions, Conference NM&A'06, Sofia, Bulgaria

The preparation of the Sixth International Conference on Numerical Methods
and Applications - NM&A'06, August 20-24, 2006, Borovets, Bulgaria,
organized by Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia,
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics and Institute for Parallel
Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with GAMM and
Springer LNCS, follows the established schedule.

The www-cite of NM&A'06 or
is regularly updated and you will find there all currently
available information. We mention here the most important:

The Conference proceedings will be published as a special volume of
Springer Series "Lecture Notes on Computer Science". For details please
see "Publications" at the conference www-site.

Some of the important NM&A'06 deadlines are:
Submission of abstracts: February 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance of talks: March 1, 2006
Submission of full papers: April 30, 2006
Notification of acceptance of papers: June 20, 2006

If some of you have not registered yet, please do so using the on-line
registration form provided by the conference www-cite.
Please, do not hesitate to ask any questions related to NM&A'06 at or


From: Daniel Lesnic <>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 10:55:33 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Inverse Problem Workshop, Univ. Liverpool, Mar 06

An Inverse Problems Workshop will be held in
the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of
Liverpool on Monday, 20th March, 2006.

Supported by the London Mathematical Society and
Department of Mathematical Schiences, University of Liverpool


12.30-13.10 Buffet Lunch (Maths Sciences Building,
Courtesy of the Department)

13.10-14.00 Marco Marletta (University of Cardiff):
"Weak stability for inverse Sturm-Liouville problems with finite data"
(joint work with Rudi Weikard of University of Alabama at Birmingham)

14:00-14:50 Daniel Lesnic (University of Leeds):
"Inverse source problems for the heat equation".

14.50-15.20 Tea Break

15:20-16:10 Roy Pike (Kings College London):
"Can you hear the shape of the vocal tract?"

16:10-17:00 Brian Sleeman (University of Leeds):
"Weyl asymptotics and acoustic scattering by irregular obstacles"

Further details:
Dr. Ke Chen, Dept of Mathematical Sciences,
The University of Liverpool, Maths Sci Building, Peach Street,
Liverpool L69 7ZL, UK.
Phone: +44 151 794 4741


From: Joerg Fliege <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 17:55:25 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Chair of Mathematical Optimisation

School of Mathematics
The University of Birmingham

The University wishes to appoint a Chair of Mathematical Optimisation.
The holder of this post will be expected to play a leading role in
this area in Birmingham in the years ahead. The successful candidate
will be of mathematical distinction, able to offer leadership in
research, teaching and academic policy-making in the Management
Mathematics Group. Applicants should have an outstanding research
track record and international research profile in Mathematical
Optimisation and proven ability to win peer-reviewed funding from
multiple sources. We particularly welcome applications from
individuals whose research interests can be integrated with existing
research at Birmingham. This includes discrete optimisation, nonlinear
optimisation and multicriteria optimisation, but successful applicants
may work in any area of Mathematical Optimisation. Salary is

The post will be supported by a postdoctoral research fellow position.
Informal enquiries prior to formal application are strongly
encouraged; they may be made to Professor J.R.Blake (Head of School, or Dr. Peter Butkovic (Head of Management
Mathematics, Information about the School or
the Management Mathematics Group is available on Further details and the
procedure for applying for the post can be found on

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2006.
Please quote reference S38100. Working towards equal opportunities.


From: Peter Coveney <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 17:07:30 +0000
Subject: Applications Consultant, Centre for Computational Science at UCL

University College London

Applications Consultant

Applications are invited for the position of Applications Consultant at the
Centre for Computational Science at UCL. This EPSRC-funded post will provide
software development and scientific applications expertise to support the
wide-ranging research activities of the group (including some instrumentation
and robotics). The post-holder will also provide general IT support for the

The ideal candidate will have very good practical knowledge of computational
science and software engineering in addition to a familiarity with computer
hardware maintenance. Experience with Access Grid video-conferencing hardware
is also desirable. Applicants should have a minimum of a good degree level
qualification in a physical science and a proven ability to work as a member
of a team. Candidates with experience of working in a research environment
are particularly welcomed.

The position is available to start on or after 1 April 2006, for a period of
up to two years. Salary will be on the UCL scale, between £23,867 and £28,802
including London Allowance, depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications, including a full C.V. and the names and addresses of two
academic referees, should be sent as soon as possible to Professor Peter
Coveney, Director of the Centre for Computational Science, University College
London, 20 Gordon Street London WC1H 0AJ U.K. (email:

For further information see and

Closing date: 7 March 2006


From: Gang Bao <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 09:52:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Program Coordinator for Michigan Center for Industrial Mathematics

Fixed-term, 36-month position, 100% time
Three year initial appointment with the possibility of reappointment.
Excellent academic year salary with the possibility of extra income
during the summer.

DUTIES: Michigan State University, Department of Mathematics, seeks a
Program Coordinator for the Michigan Center for Industrial Mathematics
(MCIM). The responsibilities include: (1) soliciting industrial projects
and identifying external resources for our Industrial Mathematics Master
of Science program; (2) developing university-industry research and
training projects and initiating PhD-level industrial outreach. A primary
duty of the coordinator will be to identify industrial sponsored research
projects and federal research funding opportunities and help prepare proposals;
(3) promoting interactions with other departments/centers to help MCIM
develop interdisciplinary research projects on- and off-campus; (4)
overseeing the development of some distance-learning courses, directing
daily modifications of the program's web site and media outlets; and (5)
organizing the biweekly industrial math seminars and the annual meetings
of MCIM, attending to the daily business and managing the operating

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field and strong
communication skills. Preference will be given to individuals with
industrial experience.
APPLICATIONS: Due March 15, 2006. Send vita, cover letter, and references
to: MCIM Hiring Committee, Department of Mathematics, A313 Wells Hall,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027


From: "Ed Kase" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 09:41:47 -0700
Subject: Research Mathematician at Tech-X Corporation

Located in Boulder, CO, Tech-X Corporation specializes in computational
science using new software development paradigms. Our work is aimed at
understanding physics via modern modeling techniques, advanced
visualization, collaboration tools, and distributed computing technologies.
Please see our Web site for more information.

Tech-X Corporation offers opportunities for scientific and technical
professionals with advanced degrees and computational skills to work in an
environment where each individual has a stake in the company's development
and direction.

The environment at Tech-X Corporation encourages our employees to meet the
highest standards of quality and ethical conduct and to grow professionally.
Tech-X Corporation is an employee-owned company.

Research Mathematician
Tech-X Corporation invites applications for a permanent position in applied
mathematics research. Tech-X has projects in accelerator physics, fusion
plasma physics, laser-plasma interactions, remote object methodologies,
large-scale data access and analysis, and other areas. The successful
applicant will have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics or mathematics with a
strong background in computing, algorithm development, and an interest in
multidisciplinary approaches.

We will consider both junior and senior candidates, with preference given to
those with experience in beam or plasma physics simulation. Tech-X
Corporation offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The closing
date for applications will be April 30, 2006. Review of applications will
not begin until the closing date.

We are accepting applications via on line submission only at


From: Peter Minev <>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 15:41:45 -0700
Subject: Postdoc position, University of Alberta, Canada

Postdoctoral Position at the University of Alberta, Canada.

This is a joint position between the Departments of Mechanical
Engineering and Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University
of Alberta. The project involves exploration of nanofabricated
microfibers for pharmaceutical applications and the numerical simulation
of the flow of such fibres in the human airways. The responsibilities
of the postdoctoral fellow will include the development of an existing
finite element code (in C) for particulate flows of spherical particles,
towards nonspherical particles and using it for the numerical simulation
of the flow of single and multiple particles of various shapes in a
model of the human airways. The code is based on the fictitious domain
approach. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Applied
Mathematics or Engineering and be familiar with the finite element
method and its application to fluid flow. It would be a definite plus
if he has experience with the fictitious domain approach for particulate

The position is for up to three years with a probationary period of six
months. The salary is competitive and includes benefits. For more
information please contact:

Peter D. Minev #Phone(office): 780 492 3398
Department of Mathematical #Fax: 780 492 6826
and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta, Edmonton #E-mail:
Alberta, Canada T6G 2G1 #Web:


From: "Arjan Kuijper" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 12:21:36 -0000
Subject: Post-Doc Position Vienna/Linz, Austria

Announcement of a Research/Software Development Position

We announce a one-year position for a post-doctoral researcher or final year
in the area of image processing. The position is financed by the Austrian
Research Funds FFG and FWF (the latter through the Wittgenstein Award of Prof.
Peter Markowich). The job description centers on designing, implementing and
testing innovative software –based on nonlinear partial differential equations-
for the processing and analysis of high resolution digital images. An extension
of the contract period is highly likely, contingent on the success of the project.
Necessary prerequisites are experience in basic mathematical/numerical methods
for digital image processing, basic knowledge of partial differential equations,
experience with Windows and MAC operating systems and programming skills. The
starting date should be as soon as possible, the salary is in line with FWF
postdoc/predoc payment rules.

For details on working conditions, salary etc. please contact (with a resume)

Arjan Kuijper
Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)
Altenbergerstraße 69 |
A-4040 Linz, Austria |


From: P K Jimack <>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 14:41:01 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: PhD Studentships in CFD at Leeds, UK

The University of Leeds is currently inviting applications for Fellowships
to study in all areas of computational fluid dynamics. Fellows can be
existing PhD students who wish to visit Leeds for a significant period (at
least 3 months) as part of their research or students qualified to Masters
level (or equivalent) who wish to register for a PhD at Leeds (typically
for three years).

The Fellowships are not open to UK citizens or residents and are intended
primarily for residents of other EU countries, however a small number of
the Fellowships may be awarded to non-EU citizens.

For further details please visit
and follow the link to "Marie Curie Studentships".

The closing date for the first round of applications is 24th February

Peter Jimack


From: Karl Kunisch <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 15:58:51 +0100
Subject: PhD. Positions, University of Graz, Austria

PhD. Positions at Department of Mathematics and Scientific Computing
University of Graz, Austria. Two positions for 3 years.

The positions belong to the framework of the new collaboration between
the Karl-Franzens-University Graz and the University of Technology Graz
(TU Graz) on the level of PhD studies in Natural Sciences.

The first of the two PhD positions is in Applied Mathematics. The
successful candidate must have a strong background in differential
equations and numerical analysis. Candidates with knowledge in one of
the following fields are especially welcome: Optimization, optimal
control, inverse problems, mathematical imaging.

The second of the two PhD positions is in Pure Mathematics. The
successful candidate must have a strong background in algebra and number
theory. Candidates with knowledge in one of the following fields are
especially welcome: Algebraic number theory, additive number theory,
commutative ring theory.

For more information on current research activities, see the homepage of
the department, accessible via
Applicants should submit their CV and names of possible referees.
Applications should be sent by e-mail to:


From: Olof Runborg <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 13:27:38 +0100
Subject: PhD positions in Numerical Analysis, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

The numerical analysis group at KTH is looking for at least
two new PhD students. Our research focuses on the numerical solution of
differential equations with applications. We maintain close
collaboration with the Center for Parallel Computers (PDC), the KTH
Computational Science and Engineering Center (KCSE) as well as
scientists in applied fields inside and outside of KTH, and with
internationally leading universities mainly in Europe and USA.

A suitable background is a MSc degree in e.g. Engineering Physics,
Applied Mathematics or Scientific Computing. The applicant should have
an interest in mathematics, programming and preferably some application
area. The ability to quickly learn and understand new subject areas
should be demonstrated by grades or equivalent means.

Application deadline: February 27, 2006

Starting date can be discussed.

More information is available on


From: "Commun. Comput. Phys." <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 11:00:01 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys., Vol 1, No. 1, 2006

Communications in Computational Physics

Volume 1, Number 1
Published in February 2006

Review Article:

Tiezheng Qian, Xiao-Ping Wang, and Ping Sheng
Molecular Hydrodynamics of the Moving Contact Line in Two-Phase
Immiscible Flows. pp. 1-52.

Regular Articles:

Konstantin Lipnikov and Mikhail Shashkov
The Error-Minimization-Based Strategy for Moving Mesh Methods.
pp. 53-80.

V.L. Golo and Yu.S. Volkov
Chaotic Driven Tunneling in Rectangular Double-Well.
pp. 81-99.

Yulong Xing and Chi-Wang Shu
A New Approach of High Order Well-Balanced Finite Volume WENO Schemes and
Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for a Class of Hyperbolic Systems with
Source Terms.
pp. 100-134.

Xiantao Li and Weinan E
Variational Boundary Conditions for Molecular Dynamics Simulations of
at Low Temperature. pp. 135-175.

Jiayu Song, Qing H. Liu, Kangwook Kim and Waymond R. Scott, Jr.
High-Resolution 3-D Radar Imaging through Nonuniform Fast Fourier
Transform (NUFFT).
pp. 176-191.


From: "Peter J. Olver" <>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 09:12:35 -0600
Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics v. 6 n. 1

Volume 6 Number 1 of Foundations of Computational Mathematics

Dedicated to Steve Smale on his 75th birthday (part 2)

Approximation Methods for Supervised Learning
p. 3
Ronald DeVore, Gerard Kerkyacharian, Dominique Picard, Vladimir Temlyakov

Hyperbolic Programs, and Their Derivative Relaxations
p. 59
James Renegar

Newton-Hensel Interpolation Lifting
p. 82
Martin Avendano, Teresa Krick, Ariel Pacetti

On an Isospectral Lie-Poisson System and Its Lie Algebra
p. 121
Anthony M. Bloch, Arieh Iserles

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