NA Digest Sunday, October 29, 2006 Volume 06 : Issue 44

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:24:04 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize - Deadline November 30

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize - Deadline November 30

The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded for research in, or other
contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations
and control theory. The prize may be given either for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements. Committee Chair
H. T. Banks wishes to stress the breadth of the eligible fields.

The prize will be awarded at the 2007 SIAM Conference on Control and Its
Applications (CT07) to be held June 29 - July 1, 2007, in San Francisco,
California. The award consists of an engraved medal and a $10,000 cash
prize. The prize recipient is requested to present a lecture at the
meeting. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for the
recipient to attend the meeting and give the lecture.

Nominations, including a description of achievement(s), should be
addressed to Professor H. T. Banks, Chair, W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize
Committee and sent by November 30, 2006, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:14:29 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Ralph E. Kleinman Prize - Deadline November 1


Ralph E. Kleinman Prize - DEADLINE APPROACHING - November 1

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding
research or other contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics
and applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents
new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering,
science, and technology is particularly appropriate. The prize may be
awarded for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Applications of
Dynamical Systems (DS07) to be held May 28 - June 1, 2007, at Snowbird,
Utah. The award will consist of a certificate and a cash award of
$5,000. SIAM will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for the
recipient to attend the award ceremony.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination, C.V., and up to two (2)
letters of support, should be addressed to Professor Gregory A.
Kriegsmann, Chair, Ralph Kleinman Prize Committee and sent by November
1, 2006, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be
addressed to Complete calls for nomination for SIAM
prizes can be found at


From: "Jennifer J Quinn" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:39:55 -0700
Subject: Call for nominations: Olga Taussky Todd Lecture at ICIAM - Due Nov 8

Call for Nominations for the ICIAM 2007 Olga Taussky Todd Lecture

AWM and EWM, together with the organizers of the ICIAM 2007 Congress, announce
the Olga Taussky Todd Lecture, to be awarded at the ICIAM 2007 Congress in
Zurich. This honor is to be conferred to a woman who has made outstanding
contributions in applied mathematics and /or scientific computation. The name
of this lecture pays tribute to the memory of Olga Taussky Todd, whose
scientific legacy is in both theoretical and applied mathematics, and whose
work exemplifies the qualities to be recognized. A nomination packet will
consist of two pages:

1) A description of the work and an explanation of why the individual is
being nominated for this prize.
2) A brief CV for the nominee.

The selection process will be conducted by the Olga Taussky Todd Prize
Committee, chaired by Barbara Lee Keyfitz. Nomination packets may be sent
electronically to, by November 8, 2006. While all
nominees will be seriously considered, special consideration will be given for
the first prize award in 2007 to candidates whose work is in one of the areas
of Olga Taussky Todd's research: applications of number theory, linear algebra
or numerical analysis.

For more information visit


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:20:13 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations - Germund Dahlquist Prize - Deadline November 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Germund Dahlquist Prize - Deadline November 15

The Germund Dahlquist Prize, established in 1995, is awarded to a young
scientist (normally under 45) for original contributions to fields
associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of
differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing.

SIAM will present the Dahlquist Prize at SciCADE 07, to be held July 9 -
13, 2007, in Saint-Malo, France. The award will consist of a
certificate containing the citation and a cash prize of $1,000. The
recipient will be expected to present a talk at the conference. SIAM
will reimburse the prize recipient's reasonable travel expenses to
receive the award and deliver the talk.

Nominations, including a description of the contributions, should be
addressed to Dr. Sebastian Reich, Chair, Germund Dahlquist Prize
Committee and sent by November 15, 2006, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can
be found at


From: "Warchall, Henry A." <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:48:45 -0400
Subject: NSF: LTB of Numerical Methods in Large Scale Scientific Computing

Dear Colleague:

The Computational Mathematics Program of the Division of Mathematical
Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation has a long history of
supporting basic research on numerical methods and algorithm design in
large-scale computation for problems in science and engineering. This
letter is to inform the mathematics community that the program has a
focused topic area in Fiscal Year 2007 that addresses long-time behavior
(LTB) of numerical methods in large scale scientific computing. This
area of emphasis should not discourage the community from submitting
proposals in the usual wide variety of computation-related fields, but
should be viewed as a special topic of interest.

The number of degrees of freedom, in particular the number of time
steps, for solving partial differential equations grows as computational
resources grow. Errors or numerical artifacts that may be insignificant
when the number of time steps to solution is relatively small can
dominate a calculation as this number reaches the tens or hundreds of
thousands. Such non-physical artifacts can come in a variety of forms,
from the accumulation of numerical truncation error, round-off error,
uncertainty in physical parameter values, model uncertainty, etc.
Theoretical error estimates containing constants that grow exponentially
with time are not adequate to address these effects. Further, as
computational platforms grow in size with increasing numbers of CPUs,
the advent of commodity multi-core processors, and the increasing
heterogeneity of computing environments, increasing care must be paid to
designing algorithms that are conducive to such architectures. The
trend in computational hardware is to have tens or hundreds of thousands
of processors with limited memory associated with each processor and
nodes that contain clusters of processors. It is critical that proposed
numerical approaches take into account various latencies and load
balancing issues that will certainly be encountered on such
architectures. Such large calculations produce very large data sets.
Algorithms for the efficient analysis and visualization of very large
data sets on such modern architectures in order to uncover hidden
correlations and structures are also of interest. Above all, the
physical correctness of the calculation is the most important issue.
Arriving at a physically relevant answer requires careful attention to
the above issues as well as others.

The Division of Mathematical Sciences of the Directorate for
Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the National Science Foundation
recognizes the needs and opportunities posed by this recent surge in
interest in long-time and large-scale computing. Unsolicited research
proposals to DMS addressing cross-cutting topics in one or more aspects
of large-scale scientific computing are considered a focused topic area
by the Computational Mathematics Program. We invite novel and creative
numerical approaches that address solving real physical problems in such

Proposals addressing this focused topic area should include the label
"LTB:" at the beginning of the proposal title. Such proposals should be
submitted to the Computational Mathematics Program before January 15,
2007; see the NSF web site,
Prior to submitting a proposal, investigators are strongly encouraged to
contact the Computational Mathematics Program.

Primary Contacts:
Dr. Leland Jameson, 703-292-4883,
Dr. Thomas Russell, 703-292-4863,
Dr. Junping Wang, 703-292-4488,

Peter March
Division Director
Division of Mathematical Sciences

The text of this letter is also found at


From: Barbara Lee Keyfitz <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 18:15:48 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Fields Institute - Upcoming Events


The Fields Institute would like to draw to the attention of NA-net
subscribers some upcoming events that may be of interest.

The Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar, organized by Tamas Terlaky
(McMaster University), meets in the early evening on the first Tuesday
each month. Each meeting comprises two related lectures on a topic in
optimization; typically, one speaker is a university-based researcher and
the other is from the private or government sector.

Forthcoming speakers:
Diego Klabjan (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), October 31
Recent Advances in the Crew Pairing Optimization

Barry Smith (Sabre Holdings Inc) October 31
Revenue Management in the Airline Industry: A Review of Development and
Some Bumps along the Way

Vinh Quan (Workbrain, Toronto) December 5
Personnel scheduling

See for
up-to-date information.

The Fields Institute Colloquium/Seminar in Applied Mathematics is a
monthly colloquium series for mathematicians in the areas of applied
mathematics and analysis. The series alternates between colloquium talks
by internationally recognized experts in the field, and less formal, more
specialized seminars.

The next speaker is
Avy Soffer (Rutgers University) November 29

See for
current information.

Workshop on Computational challenges arising in algorithmic number theory
and Cryptography, October 30 - November 3.

This workshop is intended to address the manifold computational challenges
arising in number theoretic algorithms and cryptographic applications.

Future Fields thematic programs are
2007 (Winter/Spring) Geometric Applications of Homotopy Theory
2007 (Fall) Operator Algebras
2008 (Winter /Spring) New Trends in Harmonic Analysis

To be informed of upcoming Scientific Activities please subscribe to our
mailing list at


From: Martin Buecker <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:29:45 +0200
Subject: 4th European Workshop on Automatic Differentiation, Dec 2006

4th European Workshop on Automatic Differentiation
December 7-8, 2006
Institute for Scientific Computing
RWTH Aachen University
Seffenter Weg 23
Aachen, Germany

This is the fourth in a series of European Workshops providing
a forum for the presentation of theoretical developments in,
and applications of, Automatic Differentiation (AD) and
adjoint methods. It will be informal, with no published
proceedings, so allowing for the discussion of work in
progress and presentations by those new to the subject.

We particularly welcome contributions from research students
and those new to AD. If you are interested in giving a
25 minute talk on any aspect of AD, then please register at
the workshop web site before November 17, 2006.

Bruce Christianson (University of Hertfordshire)
Martin Buecker (RWTH Aachen University)
Shaun Forth (Cranfield University)
Laurent Hascoet (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis)


From: Antoine Deza <>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 12:53:04 -0500
Subject: Workshop on Advances in Optimization, Tokyo, April 19-21, 2007

Workshop on Advances in Optimization, Tokyo, April 19-21, 2007

Workshop on Advances in Optimization, 19-21 April 2007,
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
Organizers: Antoine Deza and Shinji Mizuno.

The workshop will bring together a diverse group of researchers from
both continuous and discrete optimization, theoretical and applied.

The list of confirmed participants includes:

Farid Alizadeh (Rutgers University)
Miguel Anjos (University of Waterloo)
Chek Beng Chua (Nanyang Technological University)
David Bremner (University of New Brunswick)
Antoine Deza (McMaster University)
Etienne de Klerk (Tilburg University)
Sunyoung Kim (Ewha University)
Masakazu Kojima (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Leonid Faybusovich (University of Notre Dame)
Komei Fukuda (ETH Zurich)
Katsuki Fujisawa (Tokyo Denki University)
Shinji Hara (Tokyo University)
Tomomi Matsui (Chuo University)
Shinji Mizuno (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Renato Monteiro (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Pablo Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Kees Roos (Delft University of Technology)
Hidetoshi Shimodaira (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Akiyoshi Shioura (Tohoku University)
Tamon Stephen (Simon Fraser University)
Akihisa Tamura (Keio University)
Tamas Terlaky (McMaster University)
Kim Toh (National University of Singapore)
Takashi Tsuchiya (Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo)
Levent Tuncel (University of Waterloo)
Hiroshi Yabe (Tokyo University of Science)
Yinyu Ye (Stanford University)
Akiko Yoshise (University of Tsukuba)
Yuriy Zinchenko (McMaster University)

Each talk will be about 25 minutes. If you are willing to give a talk
please contact the organizers by December 31, 2006.
Antoine Deza, deza (at)
Shinji Mizuno, mizuno (at)


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 20:59:31 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Conference on optimization EUROPT-OMS in Prague, Jul 2007


A Joint EUROPT-OMS Meeting, July 4-7, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic
(in cooperation with EURO, SIAM ans SIAG/OPT)

The conference aims to review and discuss recent advances and promising
research trends in continuous and discrete optimization theory,
methods, applications and software development.

Linear and Nonlinear Optimization; Integer and Combinatorial
Optimization; Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization; Global Optimization;
Semi-definite Programming; Semi-infinite Programming; Multi-objective
Optimization; Stochastic Optimization; Complementarity and Variational
Inequality Problems; Derivative-free Optimization; Network
Optimization; Scheduling Problems; Optimization in Technological, Bio-
and Social Systems; Financial Optimization; Optimal Control; Automatic
Differentiation; Optimization Software.

This conference is organized by the journal Optimization Methods and
Software (OMS) and the Working Group on Continuous Optimization
(EUROPT) of the Association of European Operational Research Societies
(EURO). It will be held prior EURO XXII in Prague
and ICIAM 2007 in Zurich

Frederic Bonnans (France), Yury Evtushenko (Russia), Komei Fukuda
(Switzerland), Luigi Grippo (Italy), Dorit Hochbaum (USA), Tibor Illes
(Hungary), Adrian Lewis (USA), Michal Kocvara (Czech Republic),
Alexander Martin (Germany), Florian Potra (USA), Liqun Qi (China),
Philippe Toint (Belgium), Stefan Ulbrich (Germany), Stephen Wright
(USA), Yinyu Ye (USA), Ya-xiang Yuan (China)

Oleg Burdakov (Sweden), Conference Chair
Florian Jarre (Germany), Conference Chair
Karel Zimmermann (Czech Republic), Conference Chair
Gerhard Wilhelm Weber (Turkey), Program Committee Chair, SIAM and EUROPT
Marco A. López (Spain), Organizing Committee Chair
Martin Gavalec (Czech Republic), Local Organizing Committee Chair

EURO, Taylor & Francis, SIAM, SIAG/OPT, University of Economics (Czech
Republic), University of Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic), Alicante
University (Spain), Middle East Technical University (Turkey),
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Spain).


From: iglesias <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 16:28:44 +0200
Subject: Computer Algebra Systems and Their Applications, May 2007

First Call for Papers

Fifth International Workshop on Computer Algebra Systems and Their
Applications, CASA'2007

Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bejing, China,
May 27-30, 2007

Conference web site:

Contact person: Andres Iglesias,

Computer Algebra (also known as Symbolic Computation or Computational Algebra)
has found applications in many domains of science such as mathematics,
physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, computational biology,
education, etc. The computer algebra systems (CAS) such as Mathematica, Maple,
MuPAD, Reduce, Axiom, Lie, Matlab, Scilab, CoCoa, MuMATH, Derive, Pari-GP,
SMP, MathCAD, Macsyma, Scratchpad, Magma, Singular, SARAG, Risa/Asir, GAP (and
many others that have been developed so far) are becoming more and more
popular and now they are valuable tools for teaching, research and industry.

This workshop solicits high-quality papers for presentation describing
original research results in Computer Algebra Systems and their Applications.

All accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in
Computer Science ( LNCS) Series. In addition, the accepted papers will be
scheduled for oral presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at
least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

The workshop is a part of ICCS'07, the 2007 International Conference on
Computational Science to be held at Beijing (China), May 27-30 2007.

The conference language will be English.

* December 1, 2006: Draft papers due
* February 3, 2007: Notification of Acceptance
* February 16, 2007: Camera Ready Papers
* March 30, 2007: Early registration
* May 27-30, 2007: ICCS 2007 conference in Bejing (China)

For paper submission, please refer to the URL:
and follow the instructions indicated there.

If you have questions with the procedures or encounter any problems
please contact the workshop chair Andres Iglesias by e-mail at:


From: Thiab Taha <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 16:23:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena, Apr 2007

"The Fifth IMACS International Conference on
Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory
April 16-19 , 2007
to be held in Athens, GA, USA".
The website is :


From: Steven Leon <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 16:37:38 -0400
Subject: Faculty position at UMass Dartmouth

The Mathematics Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth , invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level,
beginning Fall 2007. The department seeks a candidate with a strong
background in statistics whose research interests fit in with those of the
computational and applied mathematics research group in the department.


- A doctorate in Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or a related
- Research experience in statistics, or in applications of statistical methods
in the physical, biological, or social sciences.
- The ability and interest to teach and develop courses in statistics.

- Teaching experience.
- Strong research interests in the applications of statistics, preferably in
such fields as statistical methods for solution of partial differential
equations, biostatistics, image compression and processing using statistical
methods, stochastic differential equations, stochastic integrals, or
statistical analysis of very large data sets.
-= Willingness and ability to work with a group of computational and applied
mathematicians and to contribute significantly to the Department’s proposed MS
in Computational Mathematics.
- A fundable current research program in statistics or computational

Please submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred
qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and
research interests, and three letters of recommendation to:

ATTN: Chair, Search & Screen Committee,
Statistician, Department of Mathematics, Office
of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA 02747 USA

To discuss this position, contact Dr. Gary Davis,
Chair, Department of Mathematics:

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2007. Applications will continue
to be accepted until the position is filled.


From: "Pat Warrick" <Patricia.Warrick@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 15:55:06 -0600
Subject: Tenure track position at Univ. Colorado at Boulder

The Department of Computer Science seeks outstanding candidates for a
tenure-track faculty position at any level. This position is targeted at
candidates whose research focuses on programming languages, software
engineering or computer and network systems. Candidates must have a PhD
degree in computer science or a related discipline, enthusiasm for working
with both undergraduate and graduate students, and the ability to develop an
innovative research program.

Applications received by January 16, 2007 will be given priority
consideration. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to
diversity and equality in education and employment. We encourage
applications from women and minority candidates.

The application will comprise a cover letter indicating area of
specialization, complete curriculum vitae, statements of research and
teaching interests, and the names of at least four references. For
instructions on how to submit the application, please visit


From: Dominik Schoetzau <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 17:05:09 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Faculty Positions at the University of British Columbia

The Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia
is seeking outstanding candidates for at least four positions,
subject to funding, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level,
with a starting date of July 1, 2007. Postdoctoral experience is
normally expected. Exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor or
Professor level may be considered. Priority research areas are
Mathematical Evolution and Ecology, Algebraic Groups, Representation
Theory or Automorphic Forms, Geometric Analysis, Computational
Applied Mathematics, and Mathematical Finance and Economics. See for more details. In any event,
exceptional candidates in any area of mathematics may be considered.
Joint positions with other departments may also be possible.

The successful applicant is expected to work in an area of interest
to current faculty, to interact with related groups in the Department
and to have demonstrated interest and ability in teaching. The salary
will be commensurate with experience and research record.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as described

Alternatively, applicants may send a current CV including a list of
publications, statement of research and teaching interests, and should
arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Chair, Departmental Committee on Appointments
Department of Mathematics, #121-1984 Mathematics Road
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z2

The deadline date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2006.

The Department is one of the leading Mathematics Departments in Canada
and has strong connections with other mathematical institutes, such as
the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Mathematics
of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), Banff International
Research Station (BIRS), and the UBC Institute for Applied Mathematics (IAM).
For more information see

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed
to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


From: Taura Scott <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:47:51 -0700
Subject: Computational Scientist/Software Developer at Caltech

Computational Scientist/Software Developer

A research fellow position is available under the DANSE project to
develop data analysis software for neutron scattering experiments.
DANSE is a new program with 5 years of funding from the NSF. The
person in this position will pursue the science of inelastic
scattering studies of atomic vibrations in molecules, and develop
computational tools to do this science.

As a computational scientist, the research fellow will pursue scientific
research at the interface between inelastic scattering experiments
and computational science. This work should leverage the new
capabilities in computational science that are developed in the DANSE
project, and utilize the inelastic neutron scattering facilities in
the U.S.

As a software developer, the employee will adapt molecular dynamics
packages and quantum chemical packages with local basis sets to the
DANSE analysis system.

A Ph.D. in physical sciences such as chemistry, physics, materials
science, or engineering, with some experience in object-oriented
software development.

Email Resumes to:
Taura(insert at sign)
Please put ³Research Fellow² in subject line of email

Taura Scott


From: Marcus Grote <>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 14:01:44 +0200
Subject: Postdoct in Computational Wave Propagation, University of Basel

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Wave Propagation, University of Basel

A position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics
at the University of Basel will be open starting January 1, 2007, or later.

The position is part of an ongoing effort to develop advanced numerical
methods for computational wave propagation. The research involves
discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods and multiple time-stepping
methods. Possible applications include medical imaging and nano-optics.
The position is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation and is
currently available until October 1, 2008, with the possibility of extension
pending sufficient external funding.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Mathematics or Applied
Mathematics with a strong background in the numerical solution of partial
differential equations. Some experience with C, C++, FORTRAN, or Matlab is

Interested applicants can get further information about the position at or by contacting:

Prof. Marcus Grote
Department of Mathematics
University of Basel
Rheinsprung 21
CH-4051 Basel

Electronic applications (.ps, .pdf) including curriculum vitae, list of
publications, a statement of research interest, and names of two references
with e-mail addresses, should be sent to .

The search will be ongoing until the position is filled.


From: "pbboche" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 16:06:11 -0600
Subject: Von Neumann position at Sandia Labs

John Von Neumann Research Fellowship - Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is one of the country¹s largest research facilities employing nearly
8,400 people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore,
California. Please visit our website at

The Computational Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematics Center and the
Distributed Information Systems Center at Sandia National Laboratories invite
outstanding candidates to apply for the 2007 John Von Neumann Post-Doctoral
Research Fellowship in Computational Science. The Fellowship is supported by
the Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences Division at the
U.S. Department of Energy, and it provides an exceptional opportunity for
innovative research in scientific computing on advanced computing and software
architectures. This appointment is for a period of one year with a possible
renewal for a second year and includes a highly competitive salary, moving
expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.

Sandia maintains research programs in a variety of areas, including
computational and discrete mathematics, computational physics and engineering,
systems software and tools. Sandia is a world leader in large-scale parallel
computer systems, algorithms, software and applications, and provides a
collaborative and highly multidisciplinary environment for solving
state-of-the-art computational problems. Sandia has a state-of-the-art
parallel-computing environment, including the newly deployed Red Storm machine
with over 10,000 nodes in addition to numerous large-scale clusters and
visualization servers. Applicants from a broad range of disciplines are
encouraged to apply.

Please submit a resume, statement of research goals, and three letters of
recommendation to Pavel B. Bochev at Sandia National Laboratories via
electronic mail at Please reference ad: EX-Von Neumann.
All applications received before December 4, 2006 will be considered; the
position will remain open until filled.

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.


From: "Huw Griffiths" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:06:35 +0100
Subject: PhD Studentship in Medical Imaging at Swansea University

Swansea University
School of Medicine
PhD studentship in Medical Imaging

We seek an enthusiastic individual with an interest in scientific computing
and medical imaging to join a 3-year, EPSRC-funded project in magnetic
induction tomography. This is a technique that maps the internal electrical
conductivity of the body and is being developed as a new medical imaging
modality. Of particular interest in this project is the imaging of cerebral
stroke and the potential for a new means of rapid diagnosis that could enable
a more timely treatment.

The work will involve numerical modelling and practical laboratory imaging,
leading to clinical measurements. There will be opportunities to present
results at international conferences. Although based at Swansea University,
you will work as part of an established multi-centre research team involving
the Universities of Glamorgan and Manchester, as well as other industrial and
academic partners. You should have a First or Upper Second Class degree, or
equivalent, in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field.

The studentship is available from 1 November 2006 with a starting date no
later than 1 April 2007.

The stipend will be at the current EPSRC level, £UK12,300 per annum. Tuition
fees will be funded (including at overseas rate).

Further particulars are available from Professor H. Griffiths, tel: +44
(0)1792 285297, email: To make a formal
application, please email your curriculum vitae to Professor Griffiths, with a
covering letter/message giving the names and contact details of two academic
referees. Interviews will be held in early November.

General information about Swansea University and the School of Medicine can be
found on the website

The closing date for applications is Friday, 3 November 2006.

Swansea NHS Trust website at


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:00:28 -0700
Subject: Ph.D. Studies in San Diego

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program ( joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and
Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest include
Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics,
Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity,
Material Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical Oceanography.

Please see our web page ( for details about our
program including application process, deadlines and faculty research

Best Regards,
Jose E. Castillo PhD


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:52:26 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 29, Number 1, October 2006

Asymptotic Fourier Coefficients for a C∞ Bell
(Smoothed-“Top-Hatâ€&#65533;) and the Fourier Extension Problem
John P. Boyd, pp.1-24.

High Order Fast Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton–Jacobi
Yong-Tao Zhang, Hong-Kai Zhao and Jianliang Qian, pp.25-56.

Fifth-Order Weighted Power-ENO Schemes for Hamilton-Jacobi
Susana Serna and Jianliang Qian, pp.57-81.

CFL-Violating Numerical Schemes for a Two-Fluid Model
Steinar Evje and Tore Flatten, pp.83-114.

Efficient Low Dissipative High Order Schemes for Multiscale
MHD Flows, II: Minimization of ∇·B Numerical Error
H.C. Yee and Bjorn Sjogreen, pp.115-164.

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