NA Digest Monday, August 31, 2009 Volume 09 : Issue 35

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From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 12:16:27 -0400
Subject: Calls for Nominations - 2010 SIAM Prizes

Calls for Nominations for 2010 SIAM Prizes can be found at

Prizes to be awarded at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting:

Julian Cole Lecture - due September 15
Richard C. DiPrima Prize - due October 15
George Polya Prize - due October 15
W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize - due October 15

SIAM Activity Group prizes to be awarded at 2010 SIAG conferences:

SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing
SIAG/SC Career Prize - due September 30
SIAG/SC Junior Scientist Prize - due September 30

SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Math
Denis Konig Prize- due September 15

Inquiries should be addressed to J. M. Littleton at


From: Zdenek Dostal <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 08:27:14 -0400
Subject: New book, Optimal Quadratic Programming Algorithms

New book: Optimal Quadratic Programming Algorithms With Applications to
Variational Inequalities
Series: Springer Optimization and Its Applications , Vol. 23 Dostál, Zdenek
2009, XVIII, 284 p. 55 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-387-84805-1

Optimal Quadratic Programming Algorithms presents recently developed
algorithms for solving large QP problems. The presentation focuses on
algorithms which are, in a sense optimal, i.e., they can solve important
classes of problems at a cost proportional to the number of unknowns. For
each algorithm presented, the book details its classical predecessor,
describes its drawbacks, introduces modifications that improve its
performance, and demonstrates these improvements through numerical

This self-contained monograph can serve as an introductory text on quadratic
programming for graduate students and researchers. Additionally, since the
solution of many nonlinear problems can be reduced to the solution of a
sequence of QP problems, it can also be used as a convenient introduction to
nonlinear programming. The reader is required to have a basic knowledge of
calculus in several variables and linear algebra.



From: "SIARRY" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:44:15 +0200
Subject: New book, Optimization in Signal and Image Processing

Optimization in Signal and Image Processing
Patrick Siarry (Ed)
Iste & Wiley

ISBN 9781848210448. June 2009.
384 pp. Hardback
Recommended Retail Price: 115.00 €

This book describes some of the optimization methods most commonly
encountered in signal and image processing: artificial evolution and
Parisian approach; wavelets and fractals; information criteria;
training and quadratic programming; Bayesian formalism; probabilistic
modeling; Markovian approach; hidden Markov models; and metaheuristics
(genetic algorithms, ant colony algorithms, cross-entropy, particle
swarm optimization, estimation of distribution algorithms and
artificial immune systems).

This book is suitable for practitioners, researchers and graduate
students in disciplines such as optimization, heuristics, signal
processing and image processing.

Written for: Researchers and graduate students in computer science and
fields related to optimization or signal and image processing.
Keywords: Hard optimization, Heuristic methods, Signal processing,
Image processing.


From: Barbara Scheuner <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:34:38 +0200
Subject: Workshop on Parallel Coordinates, ETH Zurich, Sep 2009

ANNOUNCMENT: Workshop on Parallel Coordinates
Visual Multidimensional Geometry and its Applications
9. September 2009, 13h-17h, CAB G11, ETH Zurich

With parallel coordinates (p-cs) the perceptual barrier imposed by our
3-dimensional habitation is breached enabling the visualization of
multidimensional problems. In this workshop a panorama of highlights from
the foundations to the most recent results, interlaced with applications and
interactive demonstrations, will be intuitively developed. By learning to
untangle patterns from p-cs displays a powerful knowledge discovery process
has evolved. It is illustrated on real datasets together with guidelines for
exploration and good query design.

* Prof. Alfred Inselberg, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv
University, Israel
* Prof. Hans Hinterberger, Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich
* Barbara Scheuner, PhD Student, ETH Zurich

Registration: please send an e-mail to
Fee: the workshop sponsored by D-INFK is free of charge,
registration, however, is necessary. The number of
participants is limited.
literature: the new book by A. Inselberg will be available at a
workshop discount of 20%, including software


From: TamsTerlaky <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:17:10 -0400
Subject: Computational Engineering & Science/HPC, Lehigh Univ, Oct 2009

Lehigh University <>
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

**Invitation to Register - Computational Engineering&Science/HPC 09**
Lehigh University - Iacocca Hall
October 5-6, 2009

This is an open invitation to representatives of academic institutions,
government agencies, industry concerns, and research laboratories who
research, or employ, cutting-edge computational development and
methodologies to solve problems of engineering and science.

Please consider attending and forwarding this message to students and
colleagues who would benefit from, and contribute to, such an event.

In addressing the grand challenges of our time, there exists and
ever-expanding requirement for researchers who understand their field as
well as they understand the technology that enables their success. This
workshop will bring together experts from Lehigh and other organizations --
people who explore high-end computational technology and methodologies,
along with those who explore other areas of science and engineering and rely
on high performance computing platforms for success. Together, these
perspectives will lead to new opportunities for discovery and accelerate
advances in areas such as information and communication science,
bioengineering and health care, energy and the environment, civil
infrastructure, and nanotechnology.

Attendance is limited, registration is required.
Poster presentations are welcome, oral presentations by invitation only.

Register at
Phone: 610-758-2986 Email:

The CES HPC event is being hosted by the P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University.
For general inquiries about the CES HPC workshop
please contact us at:
or visit our Web site at


From: Didier Henrion <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:29:00 -0400
Subject: Geometry & Algebra of Matrix Inequalities, Toulouse, Nov 2009

Workshop GeoLMI on the geometry and algebra of linear matrix inequalities
19-20 November 2009, LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France

The workshop aims at studying connections between real algebraic geometry
and semidefinite programming, with the objective of designing algorithms
to model convex semi-algebraic sets as linear matrix inequalities (LMI,
affine sections and projections of the cone of positive semidefinite

Confirmed invited speakers (alphabetical order):
- Anita Buckley, Univ. Ljubljana (SI)
- Luca Chiantini, Univ. Siena (IT)
- Aris Daniilidis, Univ. Barcelona (SP)
- Tomaz Kosir, Univ. Ljubljana (SI)
- Francois Glineur, Univ. Cath. Louvain (BE)
- Jean-Bernard Lasserre, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse (FR)
- Olivier Ruatta, Univ. Limoges (FR)
- Mark Spivakovsky, IMT-CNRS Univ. Toulouse (FR)
- Victor Vinnikov, Univ. Negev (IL)

There is no registration fee, but please register by contacting
Ms Christele Soler at <>

For updated information, see


From: Jan-Philipp Weiss <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 22:29:52 +0200
Subject: Facing the Multicore-Challenge, Germany, Mar 2010


"Facing the Multicore-Challenge"
Conference for Junior Researchers, March 17-19, 2010
Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Germany

The conference will be focused on topics of multicore and coprocessor
technologies and the impact on computational science and for large-scale
applications. The goal is to address and discuss current issues including
mathematical modeling, design of parallel algorithms, aspects of
microprocessor architecture, parallel programming languages, compilers,
hardware-aware computing, heterogeneous platforms, emerging architectures,
tools, performance tuning, and requirements for large-scale applications.

The conference is funded by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and places
emphasis on the support and advancement of junior researchers in an
interdisciplinary environment.

You are cordially invited to submit a paper with unpublished and original
work. For further information please have a look at the conference website

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: December 13, 2009
Short Talks and Posters: January 24, 2010

Invited Speakers:
David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Jesus Labarta, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
Robert Strzodka, MPI Informatik, Saarbruecken, Germany

Conference Organizers:
Rainer Keller, David Kramer, and Jan-Philipp Weiss
Oak Ridge National Labs, USA, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


From: Tammy Kolda <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 15:39:54 -0400
Subject: Optimization for tensor decompositions, Palo Alto, CA, Mar 2009

Computational optimization for tensor decompositions
March 29 to April 2, 2010
American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

DESCRIPTION: This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to
facilitating the development of new decomposition methods and to provide
fundamentally new insights into both tensor decompositions and numerical
optimization. Further advances in tensor decompositions depend critically on
advanced optimization algorithms. Our workshop seeks bring together leading
experts in numerical optimization and tensor decompositions, with the purpose
of developing optimization-based tensor decomposition methods that are robust,
accurate, numerically stable, and scalable.

FORMAT: Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions
before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website.
These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress
during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence
the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on
familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to
specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and parallel
working sessions.

PARTICIPATION: Space and funding is available for a few more participants. If
you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the on-line form no
later than December 1, 2009. Applications are open to all, and we especially
encourage women, underrepresented minorities, junior mathematicians, and
researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions to apply.

ORGANIZERS: Rasmus Bro, Michael Friedlander, Tamara G. Kolda, and Stephen Wright


Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 21:50:25 -0400
Subject: Copper Mountain Conf on Iterative Methods, Colorado, Apr 2010

ANNOUNCING: Eleventh Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
April 4 - 9, 2010
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

* Robustness of algebraic multigrid, including convergence analysis
and sequences of systems.
* Algebraic multilevel methods outside of partial differential
equations: including large-scale information analysis, statistical
analysis, image recognition, and quantum chromodynamics.
* Advanced architectures: including multicore applications,
distributed/shared memory algorithms, and data structures.
* Stochastic partial differential equations and uncertainty
quantification: including efficient algorithms for handling UQ,
discretization, and effects of nonlinearity.
* Large-scale optimization and inverse problems: including interior
point methods, PDE constrained optimization, and sequential
* Homogenization/upscaling: including multiscale methods and the use
of multigrid and domain decomposition principles.

IMPORTANT FEATURES: Student Paper Competition. Travel and lodging
assistance will be awarded to students and new PhDs judged to have
submitted the best research paper. Workshops - Informal Topical
Discussions Preliminary Proceedings

CONFERENCE DEADLINES: Student Papers: January 18, 2010 Author
Abstracts: February 8, 2010 Early Registration: March 3, 2010
Guaranteed Lodging: March 3, 2010

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please access our website at: -or contact-Annette 554-1232 or (480) 332-2026


From: Marc Alexander Schweitzer <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 03:52:36 -0400
Subject: W2-Professorship "Scientific Computing/Numerical Simulation"

The Institut fuer Numerische Simulation of the Rheinische
Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn invites applications for a
W2-Professorship "Scientific Computing/Numerical Simulation" The main
focus of the applicants research should be numerics of partial
differential equations.

Active collaboration with researchers of the Cluster of Excellence
"Mathematics: Foundations, Models, Applications" is expected. Active
collaboration with researchers of the Sonderforschungsbereich 611
"Singuläre Phänomene in mathematischen Modellen" and participation in
the numerical implementation of the models studied/developed in the
SFB are desirable.

The employment qualifications conform to the §36 HG (NRW), for
instance a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) or comparable
qualifications for a career in higher education are required.

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn is committed to
gender equality and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.
Applications by women with equivalent qualifications will be given
preference in accordance with the
Landesgleichstellungsgesetz. Disabled applicants with equivalent
qualifications will also be given preferential treatment.

Applications including a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, and
a list of teaching activities should be addressed to:

An den Vorsitzenden der Fachgruppe Mathematik/Informatik
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn
Endenicher Allee 60 // 10
D-53115 Bonn

Closing date for applications: 15. September 2009


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:58:56 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Research positions at CERFACS

Research Positions at CERFACS

Research positions are available at CERFACS to work in the
Parallel Algorithms Team led by Iain Duff. Positions are now available as a
postdoc or senior position starting at a date to be agreed with the
successful candidates. The level of the appointments will depend on
experience but you should state in the application which level you feel
to be appropriate.

The Parallel Algorithms Team is looking for a bright, motivated person
with a good research record and the ability to supervise research
projects and students. The applicant would be expected to join existing
projects in numerical optimization and linear algebra as well as showing
initiative in pursuing new research directions.

Additional benefits of the position include a gross salary in the range
2,900 to 3,100 euros per month, excellent travel support, opportunities for
supplementary income from teaching or consultancy, access to state-of-the-art
computational facilities (high-performance workstations and both SMP/MPP
parallel architectures, including our in-house IBM BG/L computer with 4096
cores). A particular strength of CERFACS is its access to real-life
applications through strong and well developed academic/industrial
collaborations within a very active research program in advanced scientific

Please note that a one-page summary of your research plan at CERFACS is
highly recommended.

For detailed information about the Parallel Algorithms Project at CERFACS:

For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located:

Applications should be sent before October 9, 2009 to Xavier Vasseur


From: Travis Austin <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:55:02 -0400
Subject: Computational Science Positions, Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, CO

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, distributed computing technologies, and advanced,
heterogeneous computing architectures. We have several new positions open for
applied mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, and engineers at both
the Masters and PhD level. Positions are available for working on projects
ranging from computational electromagnetics to multilevel linear solver
development to climate modeling. Please refer to the Tech-X Career Website
link below for an overview of the open positions and to submit an application.


From: Alex Pothen <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 20:21:00 -0400
Subject: Faculty positions at Purdue University

Department of Computer Science
Faculty Positions in High-Performance Computing

The Department of Computer Science at Purdue University invites
applications for tenure track faculty positions in the area of
computational science and engineering, and high-performance computing
and systems, beginning August 2010. We are looking for candidates
with a demonstrable research record in these areas and a commitment to
multidisciplinary research. Up to three positions at the Assistant
Professor rank are available. A joint appointment with another
department within the College of Science or the College of Engineering
is likely for candidates with interdisciplinary research interests.

Purdue faculty have had a pioneering role in computational science and
engineering research and education, and are currently involved in
several large-scale computing projects: e.g., the CSCAPES Institute
funded by the Department of Energy, and the PRISM project funded by
the National Nuclear Safety Administration. The Computing Research
Institute facilitates collaborations in high-performance computing by
bringing computational scientists and domain scientists together.
Interdisciplinary graduate programs in Computational Science and
Engineering, and Computational Life Sciences help train graduate
students across departmental boundaries.

The Department of Computer Science offers a stimulating and nurturing
academic environment. Forty-four faculty members direct research
programs in areas including bioinformatics, computational science and
engineering, databases, machine learning, networking, programming
languages, security, software engineering, systems, theory, and
visualization. The department has implemented a strategic plan for
future growth and has recently moved into the Lawson building. Further
information about the department is available at

All applicants should hold a PhD in computer science or a closely
related discipline, be committed to excellence in teaching, and have
demonstrated potential for excellence in research. Salary and benefits
are highly competitive. Applicants should apply online at
. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2009, and will
continue until the positions are filled. Purdue University is an Equal
Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer fully committed
to achieving a diverse workforce.


From: Victor Eijkhout <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 19:30:43 -0500
Subject: Post-doc position at Texas Advanced Computing Center

Post-doc position at Texas Advanced Computing Center

The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at
Austin has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher to perform
research in iterative linear system solvers and software libraries for
such solvers.

The applicant must have a PhD in computer science, applied mathematics
or computing sciences with demonstrated background in Krylov methods
and preconditioners. A strong programming background is essential, and
proficiency in programming a symbolic system such as Mathematica is a

This project concerns the mechanical derivation of iterative methods
and preconditioners from a pre-algorithmic description, leading to
code that is correct by construction. Another emphasis is on automatic
performance fine tuning. The applicant will design and implement the
system and use it for a search for novel iterative methods.

This position is available for 2 years. Resumes and names of two
references should be sent to
Dr. Victor Eijkhout


From: Gustaaf Jacobs <>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 19:21:48 -0400
Subject: Postdoc position in high-order particle-mesh methods

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to be part of a
collaborative effort between San Diego State University and Hong Kong Baptist
University in the development of high-order methods for computation of shocked
particle laden flows. High-order methods allow for the fast and accurate
computation of this type of flows with a large range of scales and find
application in high-speed combustion and explosion.

The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD with a background in Applied
Mathematics or Computational Engineering with an emphasis on scientific
computing and numerical analysis of PDEs, ideally compressible flow problems.
Experience with high-order methods (WENO finite difference/finite volume with
structured and unstructured mesh and/or spectral methods) and the
implementation of complex parallel algorithms in Fortran 95 is strongly preferred.

The starting date is negotiable but not later than Jan. 1, 2010, earlier is
strongly preferred. The initial appointment will be for one year with the
possibility of extending it to two years. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Please send application materials (CV, AMS coversheet, statement of research
interests) and arrange to have three letters of recommendation send to:

SDSU Postdoctoral Search. Atth: Emon Fatoohi
Department of Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University
5500 Campanille Drive, San Diego, CA, 92182

Electronic applications can be send to Ms. Fatoohi at
Applications will be considered as they arrive until the position is filled.
Further details about the position can be obtained by contacting Gustaaf
Jacobs (


From: Shuyu Sun <>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 19:07:11 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Positions Available at KAUST

Postdoc Positions Available at KAUST -- Appointment Starting October 1, 2009
Job title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Job description:
Three postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Computational
Transport Phenomena Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology (KAUST). The Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory is
associated with both the Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and
Engineering and the Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences and
Engineering at KAUST. Candidates with experience in one or more of the
following research areas are encouraged to apply:
(1) Modeling and simulations of single-phase and multi-phase flow in
porous media,
(2) Modeling and simulations of subsurface transport and geochemistry,
(3) Computational thermodynamics of hydrocarbon and other reservoir fluids,
(4) Analysis and application of finite element methods, especially
discontinuous Galerkin methods and mixed finite element methods,
(5) Computational uncertainty quantification,
(6) Large scale computing, high-performance computing and software design

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering, chemical
engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, computational
mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline, with a proven capacity
for world-class research that is reflected in a publication record. In
particular, good technical writing skills in English are fundamental. Though
research experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of research is
preferred, other related areas of research will also be considered.
Programming experience in FORTRAN, C, or C++ on a UNIX platform is a must.
Experience in Java, MATLAB and/or python is a plus.

Position responsibilities:
The recruited postdoctoral fellows will conduct world-class research work and
develop simulation software under the supervision of Dr. Shuyu Sun, and will
be involved in the publication of research results including journal
publications and conference presentations. Furthermore, the recruited
postdoctoral fellows may be expected to assist in the supervision of graduate
research assistants and to assist in writing external funding proposals.

Salary and benefits:
Remuneration will be highly competitive and commensurate with the applicant's
qualifications and experience. A typical annual stipend ranges from $50,000
U.S. dollars (for fresh Ph.D.) to $90,000 U.S. dollars (for Ph.D. with rich
research experience), with zero tax paid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Successful applicants will also receive attractive compensation and benefit
packages provided by KAUST.

Position start date: Flexible (flexible around fall 2009) but October 1, 2009
is preferred.

Appointment period: One year, renewable annually for a maximum appointment of
three years.

Application procedure:
Interested applicants should e-mail Dr. Shuyu Sun ( the
following application materials:
(1) A cover letter,
(2) A complete professional CV, including educational background, experience,
and a list of publications,
(3) Names, affiliation, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least
two individuals who could provide letters of reference, if requested,
(4) A brief statement of research interests/plans (no more than two pages).

Deadline: The positions will remain open until filled.


From: Mike Heroux <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:01:41 -0400
Subject: Post-doctoral position at Sandia National Laboratories

The Extreme-scale Algorithms and Software Institute (EASI) is a
multi-institutional effort involving Sandia National Laboratories, Oak
Ridge National Laboratory, the Universities of California at Berkeley,
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Tennessee at Knoxville.

The EASI at Sandia seeks a postdoctoral researcher to conduct
innovative research in scalable architecture-aware
algorithms. Candidates are sought with a strong background in high
performance numerical linear algebra including parallel
preconditioners, block Krylov methods, mixed-precision computations,
algorithms for multicore/manycore architectures, and object-oriented
scientific software engineering. Outstanding applicants in other
related areas will also be considered. This postdoctoral position is
for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent
communication skills who have the ability to work in a collaborative
research environment. Successful applicants will be expected to
develop new ideas, publish in journals and conferences, and present at
national and international venues.

Required / Desired Criteria 1) Applicants must have (or soon have) a
Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, statistics, or related fields
with a record of academic excellence. (3.5 GPA or higher desired). 2)
Programming experience (C++ required; FORTRAN & Matlab desired) with
knowledge of parallel programming environments such as MPI, Pthreads
and CUDA. 3) Communication skills appropriate for participating in
multi-disciplinary teams of mathematicians, engineers and computer
scientists. 4) Research experience in your field of expertise as
evidenced by presentations, technical publications, released software,
and/or work with applications. 5) Interest and experience in the use
of advanced object-oriented software engineering practices and
processes is desirable. 6) Experience in high-performance computing
on distributed, parallel, and/or other specialized architectures is
also desired.

Please apply online at Click on Employment,
Career Opportunities, Search Job Postings, and please reference Job
Requisition number 63434. More details about this position are
available at this website. U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal
Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.


From: Carlos Jerez-Hanckes <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:04:42 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc in Electromagnetic Scattering at SAM, ETH Zuerich

Subject: PhD/postdoctoral Position in Computational Electromagnetic Scattering,
Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zuerich

The Seminar for Applied Mathematics of ETH Zuerich (
offers a full position in the framework of a project on "Preconditioned Boundary
Element Methods for Electromagnetic Scattering at Dielectric Objects". The
position is available for both PhD candidates of postdoctoral researchers,
depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

The position is temporary and limited to 3-4 years (PhD project) or 2-3 years
(postdoctoral position) after a three month period of probation. The holder
will be regular ETH research staff and receive a gross salary of roughly
* 66,000 Swiss Francs (about EUR 41.000) in the case of a PhD position
* CHF 80,000 (approximately EUR 50,000) in the case of a postdoctoral position.

For required skills and details of the application procedure see

Deadline: December 31, 2009 (position may be filled on a first come first
served basis)


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:23:08 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 16(7-9)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Vol 16, issues 7-9 (2009)

Computing the conditioning of the components of a linear least-squares
Marc Baboulin, Jack Dongarra, Serge Gratton, Julien Langou (p517-533)

A geometric-based algebraic multigrid method for higher-order finite
element equations in two-dimensional linear elasticity
Yingxiong Xiao, Shi Shu, Tuyan Zhao (p 535-559)

Recursive algorithms for unbalanced banded Toeplitz systems
P. Favati, G. Lotti, O. Menchi (p 561-587)

A practical method for computing the largest M-eigenvalue of a
fourth-order partially symmetric tensor
Yiju Wang, Liqun Qi, Xinzhen Zhang (p 589-601)

A multigrid-based shifted Laplacian preconditioner for a fourth-order
Helmholtz discretization
N. Umetani, S. P. MacLachlan, C. W. Oosterlee (p 603-626)

Backward perturbation analysis for scaled total least-squares problems
X.-W. Chang, D. Titley-Peloquin (p 627-648)

A direct method for a regularized least-squares problem
Tommy Elfving, Ingegerd Skoglund (p 649-675)

The digraphs and inclusion intervals of matrix singular values (Short
Gui-Xian Tian, Ting-Zhu Huang, Shu-Yu Cui (p 677-687)

A convergent multigrid cycle for the hybridized mixed method
Jayadeep Gopalakrishnan, Shuguang Tan (p 689-714)

The growth factor of a Hadamard matrix of order 16 is 16
Christos Kravvaritis, Marilena Mitrouli (p 715-743)

Convergence analysis of a balancing domain decomposition method for
solving a class of indefinite linear systems
Jing Li, Xuemin Tu (p 745-773)


From: "Gladwell, Ian" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 08:13:55 -0500
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 36(4)

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)
Volume 36, Issue 4 (August 2009)

For more information, including abstracts and access to full text, see
the ACM Digital Library at

Table of Contents
An Object-Oriented Design for Two-Dimensional Vortex Particle Methods
Prabhu Ramachandran, M. Ramakrishna
Article No. 18 (28 pages)

Using NFFT 3---A Software Library for Various Nonequispaced Fast
Fourier Transforms
Jens Keiner, Stefan Kunis, Daniel Potts
Article No. 19 (30 pages)

pyMDO: An Object-Oriented Framework for Multidisciplinary Design
Joaquim R. R. A. Martins, Christopher Marriage, Nathan Tedford
Article No. 20 (25 pages)

Accurate Numerical Integration of Perturbed Oscillatory Systems in Two
Fernando García-Alonso, José A. Reyes, José M. Ferrándiz, Jesús Vigo-Aguiar
Article No. 21 (34 pages)

C++ Bindings to External Software Libraries with Examples from BLAS,
Karl Meerbergen, Kre¹imir Fresl, Toon Knapen
Article No. 22 (23 pages)


From: Graham de Vahl Davis <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:00:36 +1000
Subject: Contents, Computational Thermal Sciences, 1(3-4), 2009

Computational Thermal Sciences Volumes 1(3) and (4), 2009 are available
on line at

Vol 1 2009 Issue 3:

Natural Convection in a Nonuniformly Heated Channel with Application to
Photovoltaic Facades; Stephanie Giroux-Julien, Christophe Menezo,
Jeremie Vareilles, Herve Pabiou, Marco Fossa, Eddie Leonardi; pp. 231-258

A Numerical Method for Three-Dimensional Parabolic Flow and Heat
Transfer in Straight Ducts of Irregular Cross Section; Nirmalakanth
Jesuthasan, Bantwal Rabi Baliga; pp. 259-288

On the Use of DNS to Analyze Heat and Mass Transfers in a Droplet-Laden
Turbulent Jet; Zakaria Bouali, Bruno Delhom, Karine Truffin, Hicham
Meftah, Julien Reveillon; pp. 289-308

Convection Suppression in a Triangular-Shaped Enclosure; Timothy
Anderson, Mike Duke, James Carson; pp. 309-321

Three-Dimensional Numerical Laminar Convection Heat Transfer Around
Lateral Perforated Fins; Mahmood Yaghoubi, M. R. Shaeri, Khosrow
Jafarpur; pp. 323-340

Conjugate Natural Convection in an Enclosure with Local Heat Sources;
Geniy V. Kuznetsov, Mikhail A. Sheremet; pp. 341-360

Vol 1 2009 Issue 4:

Effect of Operating Frequency on Heat Transfer in a Microchannel with
Synthetic Jet; Dan Li, Victoria Timchenko, John A. Reizes, Eddie
Leonardi; pp. 361-383

Assessment of the SST and Omega-Based Reynolds Stress Models for the
Prediction of Flow and Heat Transfer in a Square-Section U-Bend; David
F. Fletcher, Paul E. Geyer, Brian S. Haynes; pp. 385-403

Extension to Complex Geometries of the Hybrid Finite Volume/Finite
Element Method for the Solution of the Radiative Transfer Equation;
Pedro J. Coelho; pp. 405-424

Natural Convection of Nanofluids in a Cavity Including the Soret
Effect; Rachid Bennacer, Mohammed El Ganaoui, Thierry Mare, Cong Tam
Nguyen; pp. 425-440

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer and Flow
Characteristics on the Air Side of a Flat Tube Bank Plain Fin Heat
Exchanger; Xiang Wu, Liang-Bi Wang, Ke-Wei Song; pp. 441-460

Numerical Simulation of Natural Convection and Condensation of Humid Air
in a Partially Divided Square Cavity; Najma Laaroussi, Guy Lauriat;
pp. 461-488


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:24:54 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 59(12)

Applied Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 59, Iss. 12, December 2009

1. On the valuation of interest rate products under multi-factor HJM
Pages 2873-2890 Michael D. Marcozzi

2. Local projection stabilization for advection-diffusion-reaction
problems: One-level vs. two-level approach
Pages 2891-2907 Petr Knobloch, Gert Lube

3. Mechanical quadrature methods and their splitting extrapolations
for boundary integral equations of first kind on open arcs
Pages 2908-2922 Jin Huang, Tao Lue, Zi Cai Li

4. On HSS-based iteration methods for weakly nonlinear systems
Pages 2923-2936 Zhong-Zhi Bai, Xi Yang

5. High accuracy representation of the free propagator
Pages 2937-2949 Patrick L. Nash, J.A.C. Weideman

6. Convergence analysis of an adaptive edge element method for
Maxwell's equations
Pages 2950-2969 Junqing Chen, Yifeng Xu, Jun Zou

7. A Nystroem method for a class of Fredholm integral equations of the
third kind on unbounded domains
Pages 2970-2989 Luisa Fermo

8. A fourth degree integration formula for the n-dimensional simplex
Pages 2990-2993 Wei Dan, Ren-hong Wang

9. On the evaluation of moments for solute transport by random velocity fields
Pages 2994-2998 F.A. Dorini, F. Furtado, M.C.C. Cunha

10. An active set strategy for solving optimization problems with up
to 200,000,000 nonlinear constraints
Pages 2999-3007 Klaus Schittkowski

11. Multiscale asymptotic expansions and numerical algorithms for the
wave equations of second order with rapidly oscillating
coefficients Pages 3008-3032 Qiao-Li Dong, Li-Qun Cao

12. Algebraic multigrid preconditioners for the bidomain
reaction-diffusion system
Pages 3033-3050 Micol Pennacchio, Valeria Simoncini

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