NA Digest Monday, August 21, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 34

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From: Tammy Kolda <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 13:03:51 -0400
Subject: If you missed NA Digest for August 6th (Vol 06, #32)...

Some users have reported that they did not receive NA Digest for
August 6th (Vol 06, #32). If you missed it, you can see it online at

The contents were as follows:
o Farkas Prize: Call for applications and nominations - due Aug 15, 2006
o Change of address for Apostolos Hadjidimos
o Interval software from Intel
o a poetic visit to The MathWorks
o Industrial Position for Numerical Analyst at Reaction Design
o PhD position in scientific grid computing at the TU Delft
o Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing


From: Patricia Blaut <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 07:24:23 +0200
Subject: Adaptive designs for clinical studies

Adaptive designs for clinical studies are currently subject of much
discussion and point to more efficient drug development. The regulation
authorities have issued draft guidelines to this effect. Special issue
(Vol 48/4) of the Biometrical Journal from Wiley-VCH contains
overviews, modern developments, as well as contributions from members
of the regulation authorities, supplemented by debates and comments
from leading international personalities.

Read more in a free article

Read more of Adaptive Designs at


From: Emma Bartovsky <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:32:34 +0100
Subject: Announcing new journal, Computational Science & Discovery

Computational Science & Discovery (CSD) is a new journal from Institute of
Physics Publishing, and is now accepting submissions.

CSD will focus on scientific advances and discovery through computational
science in physics, chemistry, biology and applied science - its
multidisciplinary breadth being a unique asset. Within their papers,
authors will be encouraged to include details of the scientific advances
made, their numerical methods, verification and validation of codes, and
the enabling technologies they used - for example, in data management,
networking and visualization, among other areas.

Papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed and published electronically. To
find out more about the journal, including author guidelines, and members
of the growing Editorial Board, please visit
The journal will be available free online during 2006 and 2007.


From: "Connie Young" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 08:49:46 -0400
Subject: SIAM CSE07 Submission Deadline August 23, 2006

SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering (CSE07)
February 19-23, 2007
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa, California

The submission deadline for CSE07 is fast approaching!

To submit go to

August 23 , 2006: Minisymposium proposals
August 23 , 2006: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium
Deadlines are midnight Eastern Daylight Time (EDT.)

For more information visit or
contact the SIAM Conference Department at
< > .


From: "Dr.K.C.Sivakumar" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 11:14:42 -0400
Subject: WDSTFFS 2006, an International Workshop, Sep 2006

International Workshop on Wave Dynamics and Stability of Thin Film Flow
Systems WDSTFFS September 1 4, 2006

A four Day international workshop on Wave Dynamics and Stability of
Thin Film Flow Systems is being organized by the Department of
Mathematics, IIT Madras, Chennai. A range of topics is covered in the
workshop and leading experts in this field are coming together to
deliberate advancements, scope and applications of Thin Film Flow Systems.
Organizers of this four day workshop cordially invite all those interested
to participate in the workshop.

WDSTFFS 2006 is a premier international workshop in India in the
area of thin liquid films, related process fundamentals and applications.
The scope of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of recent
developments and future directions of the understanding of Thin Film Flow
Systems, their stability characteristics and applications. The workshop
will highlight on the underlying intricate mechanisms, the necessity for
accurate modeling of a variety of dynamic phenomena exhibited by Thin
Films with an emphasis on the novel applications, current challenges and

The main aim of the workshop is to bring together leading experts and
researchers working on different problems like surface instabilities of
heated or falling film, inertia effects in falling liquid films, influence
of surface tension gradients, vapor liquid interface dynamics in film
boiling, instability and transport phenomena in thin liquid films,
dynamics, stability and pattern formation in surfactant-driven thin film
flows, film blowing of polymers, the influence of chemical reactions,
Marangoni instability of a binary-liquid film with soret effect or human
tear film dynamics.The contributions will report both fundamental and
applied research and will cover the range from experimental and
theoretical work to applications from engineering to biology. It is the
intent of the workshop to provide networking platform for interaction with
delegates from a diverse set of backgrounds and promote global exchange of
information among scientists and technologists.

For further information:


From: "Paulo F. A. Mancera" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:01:23 -0300
Subject: Conf. on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics web site

Site to II Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population
Dynamics (CMPD2):

Paulo F. A. Mancera


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 13:16:38 +0100
Subject: 15th Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium, Sep 06

15th Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium (Final Announcement)

10:30-17:00 Thursday September 14th, 2006
Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, UK

The meeting is supported by the London Mathematical Society.


* Assyr Abdulle (Edinburgh, moving from Basel)
Modeling and numerical analysis of micro-to-macro multiscale methods

* Lyonnel Boulton (Heriot-Watt)
Pseudospectra, a curve tracing algorithm and the Schur form of
square matrices

* Chris Budd (Bath)
Mesh generation using optimal transport

* Mike Giles (Oxford)
Multi-level Monte Carlo path simulation

* Tony Shardlow (Manchester)
SDELab: solving stochastic differential equations in MATLAB


Anyone interested is welcome. Please register by September 4th.
Registration and all other details are at:

Dugald Duncan


From: A Spence <>
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 16:56:13 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Bath-RAL NADay: 18th Sept 2006

Bath-RAL NADay
18th September 2006

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, and The
Numerical Analysis Group, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), UK, will
jointly host an NADay on 18th September at the University of Bath.

The speakers will be:

Prof G Meurant (CEA)
Dr A Ramage (Strathclyde)
Dr C Cartis (RAL)
Prof I Duff (RAL)
Dr J Van lent (Bath)
Dr R Scheichl (Bath)

The lectures will be held in 3E2.2 at the University of Bath. Coffee will
be available from 10.15am. The first lecture starts at 10.50am.

There is no fee to attend. All are welcome.

Alastair Spence
University of Bath, UK


From: Marc Steinbach <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 15:17:21 +0200
Subject: Scientific Assistant Position in Algorithmic Optimization at U Hannover

The Institute of Applied Mathematics at the Leibniz University Hannover
is seeking a scientific assistant for teaching and research.

This full position with salary according to BAT IIa can be filled immediately.
It is initially limited to three years, with the possibility of an extension.

- teaching at undergraduate and graduate student levels
- scientific work aiming at a PhD (Promotion, or possibly Habilitation)
- research in the area of algorithmic optimization

- master or comparable degree in mathematics or a closely related subject
- sufficient knowledge of German (working language)

Desirable qualifications:
- background in numerical mathematics/optimization
- programming skills (C++, C, Fortran; Matlab; LaTeX; ...)
- teaching experience
- experience with application projects

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Marc Steinbach:

For the full announcement and further details see:


From: Roderick Melnik <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:25:34 -0500
Subject: UFA Assistant Professorship, WLU, Waterloo, Canada

Subject line: UFA Assistant Professorship, WLU, Waterloo, Canada

The Department of Mathematics at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo,
Canada is seeking to nominate a candidate for a NSERC University
Faculty Award (UFA) for the Fall 2006 competition.

A successful candidate will be appointed as a regular tenure-track
faculty member at the Assistant Professor level starting July 1, 2007,
conditional upon acceptance into the UFA program and being awarded an
NSERC Discovery Grant. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree at the time
of appointment and a proven research record. The candidate's research
may be in any field of mathematics, but areas that can support our
graduate program in Mathematics for Science and Finance, including
areas of mathematical modeling and numerical analysis, are particularly
encouraged. Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a
five-year research plan (1-2 pages in length), a short statement of
teaching interests, and the names of three referees to Chair, Department
of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5,
Canada. Complete applications must be received by September 29, 2006.
Under the terms of the NSERC UFA program, the selection is limited to
women and Aboriginal peoples. For further details and references see


From: "Michael C. Grant" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 14:07:55 -0700
Subject: Postdoc position in optimization at Stanford University

Optimization and Numerical Modeling of Petroleum Reservoirs

The Smart Fields Consortium is seeking a scientist or engineer with a
strong background in optimization and numerical modeling of large,
highly complex systems. The individual selected will work on and
coordinate research programs on the development and application of
optimization, model updating and uncertainty propagation techniques for
optimizing production from petroleum reservoirs. Techniques suitable for
optimizing related processes such as the geological sequestration of
carbon dioxide will also be considered. The candidate must have a Ph.D.
degree from a recognized university in engineering, computer sciences,
or a related science. Previous experience on the development and use of
optimization codes for large systems and strong computational skills
will be an asset.

To learn more about the Smart Fields Consortium, visit:
For information about the position and application instructions, visit:

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