## NA Digest Saturday, July 7, 2007 Volume 07 : Issue 28

Today's Editor:
Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs
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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 07:18:52 -0400
Subject: How not to create sparse matrices in MATLAB

I often come across the following common but extremely slow method for
creating sparse matrices in MATLAB.

A = sparse(n,n) ;
for k = 1:nz
i = (expression for i here) ;
j = (expression for j here) ;
A(i,j) = A(i,j) + (expression for aij here) ;
end

Or, with just A(i,j) = ... if there are no duplicates, which is equally
slow. For a better method, see the second article on Loren Shure's
March 1st blog at The MathWorks:
http://blogs.mathworks.com/loren/2007/03/01/ . The gist is this:

I = zeros(nz,1) ;
J = zeros(nz,1) ;
X = zeros(nz,1) ;
for k = 1:nz
I(k) = (expression for i here) ;
J(k) = (expression for j here) ;
X(k) = (expression for aij here) ;
end
A = sparse (I,J,X,n,n) ;

which is equally readable and easily 100's or 1000's of times faster.

John Gilbert, Cleve Moler, and Rob Schreiber in their paper on
sparse matrices in MATLAB point this out clearly
( http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/pdf_doc/otherdocs/simax.pdf ,
page 10, Section 3.1.4), but it seems that the typical MATLAB user
doesn't see that warning. The problem is not MATLAB; it is
intrinsically impossible to provide a data structure that supports all
operations efficiently. If MATLAB were to use a data structure that
made the above code fast, then (say) C=A*B where A and B are sparse
would be horribly slow. Take your pick; John, Cleve, and Rob made the
right choice.

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From: "Professor Dr. T.E. Simos" <tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 22:09:42 -0400
Subject: Deadline approaching - Call for Papers: ICNAAM 2007, Sep 2007

LAST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2007
(ICNAAM 2007),
HOTEL MARBELLA, CORFU, GREECE, 16-20 SEPTEMBER 2007.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION SHORT PAPERS: 15 JULY 2007

The aim of ICNAAM 2007 is to bring together leading scientists of the
international Numerical & Applied Mathematics community and to attract
original research papers of very high quality. The topics to be covered
include (but are not limited to): All the research areas of Numerical
Analysis and Computational Mathematics and all the research areas of Applied
Mathematics: (see http://www.icnaam.org/topics.htm).

Invited Speakers:
Professor Dr. C. W. de Boor (Carl), University of Wisconsin -Madison, USA
Professor Dr. C. W. Gear (Bill), Princeton University, NEC Research
Institute, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Professor Dr. Mariano Gasca, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Professor Dr. G Alistair Watson, University of Dundee, Scotland
Professor Dr. Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Professor Dr. Karel in 't Hout, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Professor Dr. Jaime Keller, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Professor Ezio Venturino, Universita' di Torino, Italy

Call for papers and Symposiums
You are invited to submit a paper and/or a proposal to organize a symposium.
See http://www.icnaam.org/ for details.

Contact information:
Secretary ICNAAM, E-mail: tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr and a carbon copy to the
Amfithea-Paleon Faliron, GR-175 64, Athens, Greece, Fax: +30210 94 20 091 or
+ 302710 237 397

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From: JrgSchrder <j.schroeder@uni-due.de>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 12:51:16 +0200
Subject: Summer school, Poly/Quasi/Rank-1 Convexity in App. Mechanics, Sep 2007

POLY-, QUASI- AND RANK-ONE CONVEXITY IN APPLIED MECHANICS,
CISM-Course, September 24-28, 2007
http://www.cism.it/cism/p2007/annC0708.pdf

A variety of mechanical applications is associated to ``generalized''
convexity conditions. This includes aspects of the
modeling of fracture and self contact, the status of elasticity with respect
to atomistic models, the understanding of microstructure induced
by phase transformations, the passage from three-dimensional
elasticity to models of rods and shells, mechanical applications in the field
of biomechanics, the interpretation of various convexity conditions
for fibrous materials including networks and fabrics,
mechanical applications in carbon nanotube modeling, and
finite-element formulation of nematic liquid crystal elastomers.

Related to the above mentioned problems, the conditions of polyconvexity
(Ball 1977), quasiconvexity (Morrey 1952) and rank-one convexity
(Legendre-Hadamard ellipticity) play a major role. In contrast to some
well-known isotropic models the construction of anisotropic polyconvex
functions remains an open field of research and is treated in the course.
Some well-known material models do not fulfill the quasiconvexity inequality.
In these cases the construction of quasiconvex hulls is an appropriate when
you to take. It may lead to some physical restrictions limiting the
applicability of the underlying models. Applications of this concept are
discussed in the course for the St. Venant-Kirchhoff model and for nematic
liquid crystals.

The course is addressed to master students, doctoral students, post docs and
experienced researchers in engineering, applied mathematics and science
who wish to broaden their knowledge in generalized convexity conditions and
their impact in applied mechanics, particularly with regard to the
constitutive modeling of complex material behavior as well as
on the consequences of ``validity'' (existence) of solutions obtained
within direct variational methods.

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From: glarraza@uc.edu.ve
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 12:02:48 -0400 (VET)
Subject: 2nd International Conference in Venezuela Honors Victor Pereyra, Oct 2007

International Congress in Applied and Computational Mathematics. This time
honoring Victor Pereyra for his many contributions to Numerical Analysis.

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From: Ridgway Scott <ridg@uchicago.edu>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 19:57:38 -0400
Subject: Conference on Advances in Scientific Computing, Sep 2007

In honor of Todd Dupont's 65th birthday, a three day conference
entitled Advances in Scientific Computing will be held at the
University of Chicago, September 6-9, 2007. The conference is
organized around four themes: interface computation, reduced
dimension models, inverse problems and optimization, and reliable
registration, travel and housing details), please see:

http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/events/ASC2007/Home.html

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From: Michael Ng <mng@math.hkbu.edu.hk>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 21:22:22 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Workshop on Solution Methods for Saddle Point Systems, Oct 2007

Call for Papers

Workshop on Solution Methods for Saddle Point Systems
Hong Kong Baptist University
31 October 2007

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Gene Golub (Stanford University)
Prof. Andy Wathen (Oxford University)

The workshop is devoted to latest developments in theory and numerical
algorithms for solution methods for saddle point systems.

We invite all researchers, practitioners,
as well as graduate students interested in the topic to participate at the
workshop and contribute their papers.
to arrange a talk.

Centre for Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Hong Kong Baptist University

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From: helder <helder@isr.uc.pt>
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 15:53:29 +0100
Subject: Extended Deadline - Workshop on Robotics and Math, Sep 2007

WORKSHOP ON ROBOTICS AND MATHEMATICS
CALL FOR PAPERSROBOMAT07

Dear Colleague,

The Workshop on Robotics and MathematicsROBOMAT07 will be held in
Coimbra, Portugal on September 17-19, 2007.

The workshop is organized by the International Centre for Mathematics.

This workshop will aim at discussing several problems from Robotics from
the perspective of the mathematical problems that they raise. It will be
a forum where specialists with backgrounds both in Engineering and
Mathematics will have an opportunity to discuss relevant research issues
not from the point of view of the application but essentially from the
point of view of the mathematical models and principles required to
solve them.

Some of the topics relevant for the workshop are:
Algebraic and differential topology.
Differential geometry
Dynamic systems theory.
Optimization algorithms.
Combinatorics.
Differential algebraic inequalities.
Statistical learning theory.

Invited lectures by:
--Prof. Henrik Christensen
--Prof. David Mumford
--Dr. Raja Chatila
The deadline for submission of extended abstracts (2 pages) to the
Robomat07 workshop is July 14, 2007.

Then extended abstracts should be submitted to robomat@isr.uc.pt

Additional details are available at the Workshop website:
http://labvis.isr.uc.pt/robomat/

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From: Marc Steinbach <steinbach@ifam.uni-hannover.de>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 08:56:00 -0400
Subject: Optimization Conference, Feb 2008

DMV-SIGOPT - International Conference on Optimization 2008

February 18-21, 2008, Pfalzakademie Lambrecht, Germany
http://www.mathematik.uni-trier.de/~SIGOPT/

organizers: Marc Steinbach (Hannover) and Volker Schulz (Trier)

The conference covers theory and practice in all branches of
mathematical optimization as there are

* Linear Programming
* Discrete and Combinatorial Optimization
* Nonlinear Programming
* Optimal Control
* Stochastic Programming
* Multiobjective Programming
* Application of Optimization in Real-World Problems

Young researches from all areas of optimization are especially encouraged
to participate and to present their work. The conference will provide a
good opportunity for exchanging ideas and for establishing contacs with
colleagues in a friendly atmosphere.

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From: Andreas Frommer <frommer@math.uni-wuppertal.de>
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 14:54:21 +0200
Subject: SIAG/LA-SIMUMAT Intl Summer School on Num. Linear Algebra, Jul 2008

Initiating a new line of activity, the SIAM AG on Linear Algebra,
together with SIMUMAT organizes its first Summer School on Numerical
Linear Algebra at the International Center of Mathematical Meetings in
Castro Urdiales, Spain, from July 21 - 25, 2008. Lecture series will
be given on the following subjects:

Krylov subspace methods for solving linear systems (Michael Eiermann)
Matrix methods in data mining (Lars Elden)
Mechanics and linear algebra (Rich Lehoucq)
Structured eigenvalue problems: modern theory and computational practice
(David Watkins)

Depending on funding, some travel support may be granted to selected
participants. Further details can be found on the web site
www.simumat.es/SIAGLA2008.

Andreas Frommer
Department of Mathematics and Science
University of Wuppertal, Germany

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From: Arjan Kuijper <arjan.kuijper@oeaw.ac.at>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 11:35:27 +0200
Subject: CfP: Workshop on Bioimaging II / PDEs, Nov 2007

Workshop on Bioimaging II / PDEs, November 19 - 23, 2007
http://www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at/specsem/ssqbm/events/bi2/

*Organizers*
Arjan Kuijper, RICAM, Austria
Peter Markowich, RICAM & University of Vienna, Austria
Otmar Scherzer, RICAM & Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria

*Workshop Abstract*
Partial differential equations (PDEs) take a prominent role in image
analysis and processing. They can be obtained as the Euler-Lagrange
equations from models that describe an optimal situation, e.g. energy,
in combination with certain constraints. On the other hand, PDEs can be
designed to create a process that enhances structures, like edges, or
removes noise.

In this workshop the state of the art of PDE approaches is presented and
recent developments are discussed in the specific context of bioimaging./

*Embedding *
The workshop is part of the Special Semester on Quantitative Biology
analyzed by Mathematical Methods, held at the Johann Radon Institute
for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Linz, Austria,
October 1, 2007 - January 27, 2008
http://www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at/specsem/ssqbm/

The goal of the special semester is to provide a stimulating environment
for biologists, physicists and mathematicians to jointly address
emerging challenges in quantitative biology.

Leading experts, talented post-docs and doctoral students will have the
opportunity to collaborate at RICAM in an interdisciplinary atmosphere
in order to gain new perspectives and to develop novel approaches.

Funding is available both for longer and for shorter stays at RICAM. If
you are interested in participating as a lecturer, workshop organizer,
long term or short term visitor, please send a note of interest to
ssqbm-office@ricam.oeaw.ac.at <mailto:ssqbm-office@ricam.oeaw.ac.at>.

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From: Kate Watt <kate.watt@iop.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 05:34:10 -0400
Subject: Inverse Problems Newsletter now Online

Inverse Problems is pleased to announce the latest developments in the
journal; including a comprehensive back catalogue of our Special Sections and
Topical Reviews which we hope will be of great interest to the community. A
new webpage has also been created detailing how you can include multimedia
to this, a new selection of FREE featured articles has been added to the
collection on the journals webpage and our Editorial Board Highlights of
2006 are still freely available to read. To view these articles and take
advantage of the latest facilities IP has made available to the community

Kate Watt
Publisher, Inverse Problems
IOP Publishing

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From: Peter Moore <pmoore@smu.edu>
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 14:18:00 -0500
Subject: Position at Southern Methodist University

Position at SMU

Applications are invited for one position at either the senior (tenured)
or junior (tenure track) level, to begin in the fall semester of 2008.
Applicants must have a Ph.D., provide evidence of outstanding research,
and have a strong commitment to teaching at all levels. Applicants in
all areas of applied mathematics are encouraged. The Department of
Mathematics offers an active doctoral program in computational and

To apply, send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, a list
of publications, research and teaching statements and the names of three
references to: The Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mathematics,
Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas,
75275-0156. The Search Committee can be contacted by sending e-mail to
mathsearch@mail.smu.edu. (Tel: (214)768-2452; Fax: (214)768-2355).

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be
received by October 1, 2007, but the committee will continue to accept
applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify
applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

SMU, a private university with an engineering school, is situated in a
quiet residential section of Dallas. SMU will not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or
veteran status. SMU is also committed to nondiscrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation.

http://www.smu.edu/math

*Deadline for Applications:* October 1, 2007

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From: Frank Tobin <Frank.Tobin@gsk.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 17:17:46 -0400
Subject: Systems Biology Mathematical Modeling Position at GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a worldwide leading research-based pharmaceutical
company. We are looking for a mathematical modeler to work at the
bio-mathematical interface in our facility in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK in
the Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling group (SCMM). At the
forefront of mathematical modeling in the pharmaceutical industry, SCMMs
mandate is to use mathematical and computational techniques to solve a variety
of challenging problems in pharmaceutical research. Current modeling projects
include osteoporosis, cancer, lipid disorders, blood clotting, asthma,
granular flow of powders, and drug delivery from medical devices.

This permanent position will be to develop kinetic models of metabolic, signal
transduction, physiological and other biological networks. The modeling work
will consist of reconstructing the biology into a plausible model, validating
it, and then using the model for advancing drug discovery and development
efforts.

We seek modelers who have the motivation, creativity and drive to develop
scientific solutions and who are not daunted by complexity - biological or
mathematical. Its challenging, fascinating and intellectually stimulating.
Interactions will often be with a larger team of other pharmaceutical
researchers.

To apply, please visit the GSK website: www.gsk.com/careers and apply to job
requisition 25190.

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From: "Hopkins, Matthew M" <mmhopki@sandia.gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 13:01:45 -0600
Subject: Postdoctoral position in hybrid plasma modeling, Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the United States' largest
research and engineering laboratories, employing 8,700 people at major
facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We
apply our world class scientific and engineering creativity and
expertise to comprehensive, timely and cost effective solutions to our
nation's greatest challenges.

The Multiphase and Nanoscale Transport Department within the Engineering
Sciences Center is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to assist us in
developing and understanding models to dynamically couple continuum and
non-continuum plasma simulation methods. The position will be located
at the Albuquerque site, and will last for a period of at least two
years. The start date is October, 2007. The salary is \$74,200 per
year. A benefits and relocation package is available. This position
requires a United States Department of Energy security clearance, which
requires United States citizenship.

For a more detailed description and to apply, please go to
www.sandia.gov, under Employment/Career Opportunities/Sandia internet
Careers site, and reference Job Requisition Number 58246.

Matt Hopkins
Sandia National Laboratories
phone: (505) 284-6376
e-mail: mmhopki@sandia.gov

Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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From: Ian Sloan <i.sloan@unsw.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 05:11:06 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position in Math Finance and QMC at U of New South Wales

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of
New South Wales, Australia,located near Sydney's southern beaches. The person
appointed will report to Professor Ian Sloan in the School of Mathematics and
Statistics, and work on a research project that combines mathematical and
computational techniques for high-dimensional numerical integration with
financial applications. The position is funded by an ARC Linkage grant to
UNSW and Macquarie Bank, for the project 'Novel Mathematical Technologies for
Financial Valuation and Risk'. This is a fixed term 2-year position,
available from January 19, 2008. The salary (in Australian dollars) is
depending on experience and qualifications.

The main duties are to carry out mathematical analysis and computations for
the above project; to liaise with Professor Ian Sloan on priorities and future
plans for the research; to liaise with Macquarie Bank Chief Investigators on
details of the project; to give oral reports and presentations to groups of
Macquarie Bank staff, UNSW co-workers and others; and to prepare reports and
papers for publication and conference presentation.

Essential selection criteria: PhD in a relevant discipline; proven research
ability, as demonstrated by written research reports and published papers;
understanding of quasi-Monte Carlo methods for multivariate problems;
understanding of financial mathematics, especially option pricing;
understanding of essentials of probability and stochastic processes; good
programming skills, and good experience with at least one software system
relevant to advanced computation, eg Matlab, C or Fortran; excellent oral and
written communication skills. Desirable: Employment experience at the
graduate level in a commercial environment.

The person appointed will be part of a strong research group, with excellent
international links. For further information see
http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/01060715.html.

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in their
application, and quote the reference number 5037NET.

Direct any enquiries to Professor Sloan by email, i.sloan@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: August 3, 2007

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From: Peter Benner <benner@mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 05:04:59 -0400
Subject: 5 PhD/PostDoc positions in Model Reduction

Four full-time and one 3/4 PhD/PostDoc positions are available within
the research network

System Reduction for Nanoscale IC Design,

which is part of the program "Mathematics for Innovations in Industry
and Services" (Mathematik fuer Innovationen in Industrie und
Dienstleistungen) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education
and Science (BMBF) in the period July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010.

The academic partners in the research network are Chemnitz University of
Technology (Peter Benner, coordinator), Technical University of
Braunschweig (Heike Fassbender, Matthias Bollhoefer), Technical
University of Berlin (Tatjana Stykel), University of Hamburg (Michael
Hinze), and the Fraunhofer-ITWM Kaiserslautern (Patrick Lang).
Industry partners are Infineon Technologies AG and Qimonda AG, both
Munich, and the C&C Research Laboratories of NEC Europe Ltd.,
St. Augustin.

The research network comprises 6 projects, details can be found at

http://www.icm.tu-bs.de/ag_numerik/bmbf/BMBF.html

The open positions are available in the following projects:

TP1 - Model reduction of fully coupled systems of ICs.
(University of Hamburg, headed by Michael Hinze, 3/4 position),

TP2 - Passivity-preserving model reduction for nonlinear
differential-algebraic equations.
(TU Braunschweig, headed by Heike Fassbender),

TP3 - Element-based model reduction in circuit simulation
(TU Berlin, headed by Tatjana Stykel)

TP4 - Compact representation of powergrid models.
(Chemnitz UT, headed by Peter Benner)

TP6 - Numerical Solution of linear systems in circuit simulation.
(TU Braunschweig, headed by Matthias Bollhorfer)

Details of the job announcements can be found at

http://www.tu-braunschweig.de/service/stellenmarkt/suche/view?job_id=7499&job_text_id=4521&bb=on

(for TP2 and TP6)

http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/verwaltung/personal/stellen/WM_Benner.php
(for TP4)

For TP1, contact M. Hinze at michael.hinze{insert at}uni-hamburg.de

For TP3, contact T. Stykel at stykel{insert at}math.tu-berlin.de

benner{insert at}mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de

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From: "Professor Dr. T.E. Simos" <tsimos@mail.ariadne-t.gr>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 22:12:39 -0400
Subject: Ph.D Studentship, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Applications are invited for 1 Ph.D. Studentship in the following area:

Applied Numerical Analysis with Applications on Computational Sciences and
Engineering. Position not funded

The successful candidate must have a solid background in Mathematics, an
experience in programming (particularly Fortran, Matlab, Mathematica and C)
and a strong interest in Computational Sciences and Engineering. Background
in Chemistry and/or Physics and/or Engineering is a plus.

The Computational Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science
and Technology of the University of Peloponnese is composed by 3 staff
members (Prof. T.E. Simos, Dr. D. Vlachos and Dr. D. Sakas), 2 Research
Fellows (Dr. Z. Anastassi and D. Xenides) and several Ph.D. students. It is
highly active in various branches of Applied Numerical Analysis -

The position is available starting from September 1st, 2007 and the deadline
for the applications is July 10th, 2007.

ask the Secretary of Department of Computer Science and
Technology of the University of Peloponnese. E-mail: kotsori@uop.gr. The
application form should be sent directly, together with an application
letter, CV, a brief summary of previous research experience (if any) and 3
recommendation letters, to: Department of Computer Science and Technology
(Attn: Miss I. Kotsori, Secretary of the Department), Faculty of Sciences
and Technology, University of Peloponnese, Tripolis Campus, GR-221 00
Tripolis, Greece. An electronic copy of the application can be also sent
directly to Prof. T.E. Simos (tsimos>at<mail.ariadne-t.gr)

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Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 10:50:57 +0100
Subject: Research Studentships in Eng. Systems, DCMT, Cranfield University, UK

Engineering Systems Department has several vacancies for a Research
Studentships in a number research topics.

Research Studentships in Engineering Systems
£12600 p.a. for up to three years

Cranfield University is the well-established academic provider to the
Ministry of Defence at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at
Shrivenham. Engineering Systems Department (ESD) within the Defence
College of Management and Technology (DCMT) delivers education,
research and consultancy in technology to the MoD and a much wider
community of defence and security professionals in the UK and
overseas. A number of studentships are available in ESD to support the
Department's strategic research interests. These studentships are
initially for one year leading to the award of an MSc by research with
the possibility of extension to three years and the award of a
PhD. The Department has successfully supervised students in a broad
spectrum of defence-related topics and its component groups and
centres are keen to further develop their expertise in the following
areas:

Some of the topics of interest to this group are:
Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Group:
* The application of Artificial Intelligence to predict and enhance
the mobility of ground based vehicles
* Automatic Differentiation in R and/or Matlab
Future Combat Systems Group:
* Parasitic losses within geared transmissions
* Scale model validation of vehicle performance
* Tracked vehicle handling and stability, with control via the
transmission system
* Handling of off-road hybrid/conventional wheeled vehicles
* Crash avoidance for road vehicles
* Driver command and feedback for drive-by-wire vehicles
* Adaptive/active suspension control with terrain preview for tracked
and wheeled vehicles
* Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) prognostics
Impact and Armour Group:
* Trauma biomechanics of protective clothing
* Impact response of materials and structures including armour systems

For complete list of topics and for further information, please visit
http://www.dcmt.cranfield.ac.uk/esd/researchstudentships.

For an initial inquiry, please send your CV together with area of your
research interest to
Dr PD Smith (p.d.smith@cranfield.ac.uk) or
Dr KR McNaught (k.r.mcnaught@cranfield.ac.uk),
Directors of Research, ESD, Cranfield University, DCMT, Defence

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From: Daniel Lesnic <amt5ld@maths.leeds.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 08:24:02 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Industrial CASE studentship at Imperial College

INDUSTRIAL CASE STUDENTSHIP
"Glass Corrosion: Parameter estimation in reaction diffusion problems
involving ionic species with limited data"

An EPSRC Industrial CASE studentship is available in collaboration
with Pilkington Group Limited and the Mathematics Knowledge Transfer Network.
The studentship will be based at Imperial College, London in the Department
of Materials and will be supervised by the Head of Department, Professor
Bill Lee and Dr Paul Tangney, who has recently transferred from Lawrence
Berkeley Laboratory. In addition, mathematical support on inverse
problems will be provided by Dr Daniel Lesnic from the Department of
Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

An individual with a first degree in any of the scientific disciplines with
significant mathematical content and strong interest in mathematical
modelling of physical process will be considered for this opportunity but an
interest in instrumental surface analysis methods is also desirable.
EPSRC CASE studentships are restricted to UK citizens or individuals
'normally resident' in the UK for the past 3 years. This studentship will
be provided at the standard EPSRC rate of a bursary of 14,600 GBP per year
and home level fees.

Although the studentship will be available to students who wish to start
later, we are particularly interested in anyone who wishes to commence in or
before October 2007.

Applications will be processed when received, with the expectation that
the post will be filled by July 23rd 2007. To apply, please email a copy
of your CV, including the names of 3 referees, to Professor Bill Lee,
email w.e.lee@imperial.ac.uk. Applicants should also complete an on-line
application for a PhD which is available under "how to apply" at:
www.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus. For assistance with the on-line application

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From: "Int. J. Tomogr. Stat." <tanujfma@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 20:11:36 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Contents, International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics
www.isder.ceser.res.in/ijms.html
ISSN 0973-8347
Volume 1; Number A07; Autumn 2007

A Hilbert space proof of equivalence of the Granger and Sims notions
of causality
Umberto Triacca

Univariate 3-channel Wavelet Filter Banks from Centrally Symmetric Matrices
Junqiao You, Qiuhui Chen and Yi Wang

On Minkowski and Hardy Integral Inequalities for Generalized Shift Operator
Hüseyin YILDIRIM and Mehmet Zeki SARIKAYA

On the inner curvature of the second fundamental form of ruled surfaces in
3-dimensional Minkowski space
Ayse Altin

Splitting operator for solving the neutron transport equation in 1-D
spherical geometry

Simulation of EW Wave Generation via Quadratic B-spline Finite
Element Method
Idris DAG, Dursun IRK and Ahmet BOZ

Constructing the Euler-Maclaurin Formula
Vito Lampret

Numerical Solution of the Modified Burgers Equation by the Quintic
B-spline Galerkin Finite Element Method
Bulent SAKA, Idris DAG and Dursun IRK

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