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From: Sudha Balagopalan <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 01:34:33 -0500
Subject: Honouring Ceremony of Prof. Biswa Datta

Biswa Datta Awarded a Medal of Honor at EPSCICON 2010.

Biswa Datta, a Distinguished Research Professor at Northern Illinois
University was awarded a gold Medal of Honor in a special honoring
ceremony held during the Banquet of EPSCICON 2010, the First
International Conference on Power, Control, Signals and Computation
organized by the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of
Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thrissur, Kerala, on January
5, 2010. The medal was presented to him by the renowned scientist,
Professor Thomas Kailath, Hitachi America Professor Emeritus of
Stanford University.

Datta is a Fellow of IEEE, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, an
academician of the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences, recipient of Senior
Fulbright Research Award, 2006 and 2009, and several Plaques of Honors
have been awarded to him by IIT Kharagpur IEEE Section and Northern
Illinois University. He was honored at the International Workshop on
Signals, Systems and Control, IIT-Kharagpur, India, 2007 and more
recently at the IMA Conference on "Linear and Numerical Linear Algebra
: Theory, Methods and Applications", Northern Illinois University,
August 13, 2009.

The ceremony was attended by engineers, mathematicians, and
computational mathematicians from several countries, including India,
USA, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Iran, Bahrain, Quatar, UK,
Cyprus-Turkey, and Russia. In his speech, Professor Kailath remarked
on Prof. Datta's ability to bring diverse group of researchers
together, his contributions to interdisciplinary research blending
mathematics and computations with several areas of engineering and his
leadership role in organizing several very successful
interdisciplinary conferences sponsored by leading professional
societies, including the American Mathematical Society, Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and Mathematical Theory of
Networks and Systems. He also had some kind remarks about the
contributions of his wife to his success.

The other speakers in the ceremony were Professors Shankar
Bhattacharayya of Texas A$M University; Amit Bhaya of Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro; James Bunch of University of California,
San Diego; K. Datta of Northern Illinois University; K. Galkowski of
University of Zielona Gora, Poland; P.P. Nair, Dean, Vidya Academy Of
Science and Technology; Sudha Balagopalan, Head, Department of
Electrical Engineering, Vidya Academy of Science and Technology ;
Prof. V.K.Damodaran, Managing Director of International Centre on
Small Hydro Power, Kerala and China; Prof. Balasubrahmaian, IIT Delhi,
Prof. Ashwani Kumar, NIT Kurukshethra, and Dr. D.P. Kothari,
Vice-Chancellor of VIT University, Tamil Nadu, India. Some of these
speakers echoed the remarks made by Professor Kailath earlier and
additionally commented on the impact made by his two acclaimed text
books, Numerical Linear Algebra and Applications and Numerical Methods
for Control Systems Design and Analysis and the educational and
industrial software packages, MATCOM, MATCONTROL and Advanced
Numerical Methods for Control Systems Design and Analysis and how his
work has influenced research of numerous researchers around the
world. The speakers from India were appreciative about the close
scientific contact he has maintained with India and his contributions
to the development of education and research in India. Professors
Balagopalan and Prof. Nair gratefully acknowledged his contributions
to the success of EPSCICON, 2010. His wife, Karabi Datta, who is also
a mathematician, humorously remarked that he is only a part-time
husband while passionately working on his research and books almost

In his acceptance speech, Datta said that he was proud of his
mathematical heritage of India, the country which invented the
fundamental concepts of Zero and Infinity and this honor given to him
on the soil of the state of Kerala, which has the best literacy rate
and highest number of people with higher education in India with a
tradition of very rich culture, was very special to him.


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 16:36:43 -0500
Subject: Call for Submissions - SIAM Student Paper Prize - deadline March 15

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - SIAM Student Paper Prize - deadline March 15

The SIAM STUDENT PAPER PRIZE is awarded every year to the student author(s)
of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper
Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the
student's contribution to the submitted paper. The prize recognizes
outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or scientific
computing. Up to three awards are given.

The 2010 SIAM Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual
Meeting, to be held July 12-16, 2010, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each
prize recipient will receive a framed certificate plus a cash award of
$1,000 and will be requested to present his or her paper at the 2010 SIAM
Annual Meeting. Recipients also receive $500 toward travel expenses and
gratis registration for the meeting.

Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet hold
the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Papers entered in the
competition must have already been submitted for publication. Submissions
may be based on co-authored papers. Instructions on how to submit a paper
and other required documents can be found at

All papers and accompanying documentation must be received at the SIAM
office on or before MARCH 15, 2010. Please address your submission to
Professor Peter Turner, Chair, SIAM Student Paper Prize Committee, and send
it to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 16:49:12 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations - SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize - due
March 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize - deadline March 15

The SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME)
will make the first award of the SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize at the
Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (FM10), to be held
November 19-20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

The SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize will be awarded biennially to an
outstanding junior researcher in the field of financial mathematics for
distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior
to the year of the award. At least one of the papers containing this work
must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a
publication date in the calendar years 2007-2009. The recipient must be a
graduate student or the paper's publication date must be no more than three
calendar years later than the year in which the author received the PhD or
equivalent degree.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the award
citation. The recipient will be invited to give a brief plenary talk at
conference. The recipient will be reimbursed for travel expenses to attend
the meeting to accept the award and give the talk.

Nominations should be addressed to Professor Rene Carmona, Chair, SIAG/FME
Junior Scientist Prize Committee, and sent by MARCH 15, 2010, to J. M.
Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can be
found at


From: Yaroslav Sergeyev <>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 11:44:13 -0500
Subject: Infinity-2010 (Infinite and Infintesimal Math), Italy, May 2010

Infinite and Infinitesimal in Mathematics, Computing, and Natural
Sciences (Infinity-2010)

17-21 May 2010, Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetraro, Italy

Important dates:

Submission of one page abstracts: March, 10 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: March, 15
Payment of the registration fee: March, 30

There will be a special issue of the international journal "Applied
Mathematics and Computation" (ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 0.961)
dedicated to the workshop.

The goal of the Workshop is to create a multidisciplinary round table for an
open discussion on modelling nature by using traditional and emerging
computational paradigms. The Workshop will discuss all aspects of the usage
of infinity and infinitesimals in mathematics, computing, philosophy, and
natural sciences. Fundamental ideas from theoretical computer science,
set theory, and philosophy will meet requirements and new fresh
from physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and economy. Researchers from
both theoretical and applied sciences are very welcome to submit their
and to use this excellent possibility to exchange ideas with leading
scientists from different research fields. Papers discussing new
computational paradigms and their impact on natural sciences are


From: Luis Randez <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 08:06:48 -0500
Subject: Workshop "Math & Air", Zaragoza (Spain) , Jun 2010

Workshop "Math & Air"
Zaragoza (Spain), June 16-18 2010

This Workshop pretends to put in contact scientists, engineers, etc. to
analyze actual problems and how Maths can help in searching solutions
for them.

In this case the goal is to show the role of Mathematics in processes of
aerodynamics, acoustic, wind power, ....


The topics to be addressed include (but are not limited to: aerodynamics in
aeronautics, aerodynamics in car design,wind power, acoustics, air
numerical methods

Abstracts due: May 20th, 2010


From: "Mihail Todorov IPMI t.3353 *" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 19:48:51 +0200
Subject: Math in Technical and Natural Science, Bulgaria, Jun 2010

2nd Conference of the Euro-American Consortium for Promoting the
Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences
(AMiTaNS’10) Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 21-26, 2010

The conference will be scheduled in plenary and keynote lectures
followed by special and contributed sessions. The accents of the
conference will be on Difference and Spectral methods; Applied
Analysis, Biomathematics, Continuum Mechanics, which can be
complemented by new topics. You are welcomed to announce and organize
special sessions that should be within the general topic of the
conference. Everybody, who is interested in attending AMiTaNS’10
please let him/her prepare a short abstract within 300 words clearly
stating the goal, tools and results and fill out the online
Application form. The deadline for both submissions is March 31, 2010.

H. Kojouharov (USA), R. Lazarov (USA), P. Minev (Canada), A. Polyanin
(Russia), M. Sanjuan (Spain), B. Sraughan (UK), M. Velarde (Spain),
S. Yoshida (USA)

F. Feuillebois (France), A. Polycarpou (Cyprus), D. Censor (Israel),
K. Al-Khaled (Jordan), V. Kiryakova (Bulgaria), L. Kovachev
(Bulgaria), M. Louaked (France), Yu. Luchko (Germany), S. Margenov
(Bulgaria), I. Mladenov (Bulgaria), B. Polat (Turkey), S. Stefanov
(Bulgaria), C. Timofte (Romania) , S. Yoshida (USA)

CONTACT DETAILS: visit URL: or contact
organizers of AMiTaNS’10 at:


From: Robert van de Geijn <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 09:33:07 -0600
Subject: Numerical Linear Algebra in Honor of G.W. Stewart, Austin, Jul 2010

Algebra: Perturbation, Performance, and Portability -- A conference in
honor of G.W. (Pete) Stewart

DATE: July 19-20, 2010
LOCATION: The University of Texas at Austin

The conference will focus on the state of numerical linear algebra by
examining past and present accomplishments as well as opportunities
for future research. The catalyst for the meeting is the recent
retirement and upcoming 70th birthday of Prof. G.W. (Pete) Stewart.

Invited talks: The format of the conference consists of eighteen 30
min. invited talks interlaced with discussion periods.

Poster session: There will be an opportunity for others to present
their research in a poster session on the first day. If you wish to
present a poster, please indicate so on the registration form.

Conference dinner: A dinner in honor of Pete Stewart will be held the
first evening of the conference.

Panel discussion: The conference will conclude with a panel discussion
on the future of numerical linear algebra.

Funding: Thanks to generous support from various entities,
acknowledged on the conference wiki, there will be no conference fee
for this event. Graduate and Postdoctoral researchers presenting
posters who wish to apply for partial travel funding should submit an
abstract and a letter of recommendation to Misha Kilmer

Contributing pictures and annecdotes: We would appreciate
contributions of pictures and annecdotes related to Pete Stewart for
the conference wiki. Please contact Robert van de Geijn
( for instructions on how to upload materials.

The program schedule and registration details are available at

Please help disseminate this announcement to colleagues and friends who
may not regularly read NADigest!

Robert van de Geijn
for the organizing committee


From: Oliver Stein <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 04:39:19 -0500
Subject: Parametric Optimization (paraoptX), Germany, Sep 2010

Second Call for Participation

10th International Conference on

Karlsruhe, Germany, September 20 - 24, 2010

We cordially invite you to the upcoming 10th International Conference
on Parametric Optimization and Related Topics (paraoptX) at the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Registration is now open.

paraoptX welcomes papers on any area in parametric optimization or
related topics. You are also cordially invited to organize a special

For registration, abstract submission, and further details about
the conference please visit .
The deadline for abstract submission is May 21, 2010.

If you have a proposal for a special session, please email it
to .

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Karlsruhe!

Oliver Stein and Jan-J. Rueckmann


From: Theodore Simos <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:03:45 +0200
Subject: NA and Applied Math (ICNAAM 2010), Greece, Sep 2010

(ICNAAM 2010),

Hotel Rodos Palace , Rhodes, Greece , 19-25 SEPTEMBER 2010.
URL address:

Within ICNAAM 2010 we will celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor Peter

The aim of ICNAAM 2010 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

Invited Speakers:
Peter Deuflhard(Germany), Hans Georg Bock(Germany), Fred Brackx(Belgium),
Wolfgang Dahmen(Germany), Michael Dellnitz(Germany), Ernst
Hairer(Switzerland), Ronald W. Hoppe(USA), Ralf Kornhuber(Germany), Ben
Leimkuhler(UK), Alfred K. Louis(Germany), Helmuth Robert Malonek(Portugal),
Tom Manteuffel(USA), Alexander Ostermann(Austria), Alfio
Quarteroni(Switzerland), Sebastian Reich(Germany), Bob Russell(Canada),
Steve Ruuth(Canada), Chus Sanz-Serna(Spain), Christof Schutte(Germany),
Robert D. Skeel(USA), Karline Soetaert(The Netherlands), Gerhard
Wanner(Switzerland), Jinchao Xu(USA), Harry Yserentant(Germany)

82 Symposia have been approved up until 05/03/2010.

For further details on the subjects and descriptions of these symposia,
please see the web page

Call for papers and Symposia

You are invited to submit a paper and/or a proposal to organize a symposium.
See for details.

Contact information:

Secretary ICNAAM, E-mail: and a carbon copy to the
e-mail address:, Postal Address: 10 Konitsis
Street, Amphithea-Paleon Phaliron, GR-175 64, Athens, Greece, Fax: +30210
9420 091


From: Sascha Schnepp <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:37:59 -0500
Subject: Multi-Scale Methods in Computational Engineering, Germany, Dec 2010

The International Workshop on Multi-Scale Methods in Computational
will take place Thursday, December 9, to Friday, December 10, 2010 at the
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany. It provides a meeting place for
researchers and practitioners working on computational methods for
problems in all disciplines of engineering and applied mathematics.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the state of the art in this
field, develop promising perspectives for future research and initiate
Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to:

* Adaptive Methods
* Advanced Numerical Techniques for Solving Computationally Large
* Time Domain Methods: Theory and Applications
* Mathematical Aspects of Multi-Scale Problems
* Hybrid Methods
* Methods for Solving Coupled Multi-Physical Problems
* Meshing Advances and Tools

Please visit the workshop website for further information


From: "Pasqua D'Ambra" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:54:40 +0100
Subject: Special Issue on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing

Call for Papers
Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing: an Application
Special Issue of
Scalable Computing: Practice and Experiences (SCPE)

The aim of this special issue is to provide an up-to-date view of
different aspects of parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing,
focusing on advances in scientific and engineering applications, and on
software tools and environments, architectures, models and algorithms on
which the applications are built.

Submissions are encouraged in the following areas:
- advanced scientific and engineering applications, multi-disciplinary
and multi-component applications, real-time applications, knowledge and
data mining;
- multi-core and many-core parallel computing, cluster computing, grid
computing, cloud computing, pervasive computing, grid services, web
- scheduling, mapping, load balancing, performance prediction and
analysis, knowledge-based program development;
- component-based frameworks, scientific libraries, problem solving
environments, visualization tools.

Papers, formatted according to the “Instructions for Contributors” on
the journal web page, must be sent, via email, to one of the guest
editors. The initial submissions should consist of PDF files only. A
complete set of files (sources) will be required for the final versions
of the accepted papers.

All the papers will receive at least two peer-reviews. The publication
of the special issue is scheduled for September 2010.

- submission of the paper: May 30, 2010
- acceptance decision: June 30, 2010
- final versions of papers due: July 30, 2010

The Guest Editors
Pasqua D’Ambra,
Daniela di Serafino,
Mario Guarracino,
Francesca Perla,


From: Michael Bader <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 04:05:14 -0500
Subject: Call for papers: Special section on "Simulation Software" (JoCS)

2nd Call for Papers for a Special Section on

Simulation Software for Supercomputers

in the Journal of Computational Science

Scientific Computing, and the Computational Sciences, in general,
have emerged into a new discipline, which is driven by a multitude
of demands that stem from applied mathematics, from the respective
application fields in science and engineering, and also from high
performance computing.
Application scenarios have shifted from individual simulation runs
to parameter studies and optimisation processes, from models of
limited complexity to multiphysics problems, and from comparably
simple parallel clusters to hierarchically organised HPC platforms
that offer parallelism on all scales.
As a result, simulation software, in particular on supercomputers,
faces a multitude of new and oftentimes conflicting challenges.
As models grow in complexity, simulation software itself is growing
in extent and complexity.

Systematic software engineering, rigorous testing and verification,
and more formal approaches to developing software, in general,
have therefore gained importance in the scientific computing community.
Recent trends in hardware development, such as the trend to multi-
and manycore CPUs as well as the ncreasing parallelism on all scales,
have added to this scenario, as modern HPC software has to consider
efficient access to memory and communication resources in order
to ensure acceptable performance.
We therefore ask for articles on novel contributions and approaches
to this field for a special section on
"Simulation Software for Supercomputers"
in the Journal of Computational Science (JoCS).

Examples for topics include (but are not limited to):
* Software Engineering approaches for simulation software
* Improving correctness and reliability of numerical software
* Efficiency-oriented development of simulation software
* Scalability issues for HPC software
* Development of simulation software for modern and emerging
hardware (multi-/manycore, GPGPU, accelerator processors, etc.)
* Tools and environments to support software development and optimisation

Contributions to the special section "Simulation Software for
should be submitted to JoCS according to the JoCS guidelines, available
In particular, please refer to JoCS' instructions for authors, regarding
and submission of papers, and make sure to select
"Special Issue: Simulation Software"
when asked for the "Article Type" during the online submission process.
Please note that papers longer than 15 pages cannot be accepted for the
special section.

All contributed papers will undergo a strict review process, in the same
as all regular submissions to JoCS. Papers will be accepted for the special
section based on quality and topical relevance.

For submission and reviewing, the following schedule is planned:
Deadline for submission: April 6, 2010 (EXTENDED)
JoCS review: April-June, 2010
Camera-ready versions: August, 2010

Guest Editors:
* Michael Bader <>,
Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, University of Stuttgart.
* Miriam Mehl <>,
Chair of Scientific Computing in Computer Science, Technische Universität
* Ulrich Rüde <>,
Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
* Gerhard Wellein <>,
Regional Computing Center of Erlangen.


From: Barbara Wehmeyer <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 08:23:08 -0500
Subject: Two full professorships in Applied Mathematics (W3), Univ. Cologne

Due to upcoming retirements six positions in the area of applied
mathematics will become available over the course of the next five
years at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Cologne. The
institute wants to use this renewal to enhance and strengthen its
competence in the fields of numerics, stochastics, analysis and
optimization. One of the professorships is intended to continue the
close cooperation with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the area of
numerical simulation and scientific computing.

In a first step

two full professorships in „Applied Mathematics“ (salary scale W3)

are to be filled as soon as possible.

We are looking for candidates with an excellent scientific record in
one of the following fields: numerics, stochastics, analysis and
optimization. Applicants are expected to show through their previous
activities that they display a strong willingness to deal intensively
with applications.

Formal requirements for employment are university education, teaching
capability, dissertation and habilitation or equivalent scientific

Applications from women and disabled persons are particularly
welcome. The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in
compliance with German laws.

Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Peter Littelmann
(e-mail: littelma at as speaker of the hiring

Applications with the usual documents (including a research plan) are
to be sent to the Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences,
University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany.
The deadline for applications is April 9, 2010.


From: Peter Hjort Lauritzen <>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:09:23 -0500
Subject: Two postdoc/research scientist positions at CU/NCAR

Universisty of Colorado and the National Center for Atmospheric Research
seek two postdoctoral research fellows or research scientists for the
of new numerical methods for the dynamics solver in next generation global
atmospheric models.

See advertisement at


From: Jan S Hesthaven <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 19:01:32 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral position in Numerical Analysis Brown University

One or possibly two positions as a postdoctoral researcher in the
Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University will be open from
late summer/fall 2010.

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in ongoing efforts to
develop certified recuced basis methods as a way to reduce the
computational complexity of many-query applications like real-time
control, optimization, uncertainty quantification etc for wave
dominated problems. The research involves a combination of applied
analysis for differential and/or integral equations, the development
of a posteriori theory, and the implementation of the methods on 2D/3D
nontrivial applications.

The position(s) are initially available for one year with the
possibility of extension to two or possibly three years, pending
availability of external funding. There are no teaching requirements
for the position but teaching can be arranged if desired.

The candidate is expected to have or receive shortly a PhD in applied
and computational mathematics with a strong background in applied
analysis for the numerical solution of partial differential equations
and/or integral equations. The ideal applicant will have knowledge and
experience with a posteriori error analysis and a strong background in
the implementation of advanced algorithms and demonstrated programming
skills in C/C++. A background in electromagnetics, wave problems, and
parallel computing is desired but required.

Interested applicants can get further information about the position
by contacting Professor Jan S. Hesthaven (

Electronic applications (please use postscript, PDF, or Word formats)
including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of
research interest, and names of 3 references with e-mail, should be
sent to the email given above before April 2, 2010 to recieve full
consideration. However, the search will be ongoing until the position
is filled.

Brown University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women
and minorities to apply.


From: Wotao Yin <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:39:46 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Compressive Sensing at Rice U and U of Houston


The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice
University and
the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of
Houston invite applications for a joint postdoctoral research associate

The focus of the research is on compressed sensing, machine learning,
optimization, as well as their applications especially in signal
processing and
wireless communications.

For more information on related research, see:

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and
of research plans to both "wyin AT" and "zhan2 AT". At
least three letters of reference will be required.

Rice University and the University of Houston are Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity institutions.


From: David Ketcheson <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 02:03:30 -0500
Subject: Postdoctoral fellowship in numerical analysis at KAUST

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship in the area of
numerical analysis and scientific computing, within the division of
Mathematical and Computational Sciences & Engineering at KAUST.

The fellowship will involve development of high order
numerical methods for hyperbolic PDEs, with application to studying
wave propagation. Possible areas of emphasis include nonlinearly stable
solvers, high order non-oscillatory finite volume methods, and positivity
preserving methods. In addition, the successful candidate will be
expected to
pursue independent, but complementary, research of his own.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics or a related
field, and an excellent research record demonstrated by journal
The fellowship will include a competitive salary, commensurate with the
applicant's qualifications, as well as benefits including housing,
and yearly round-trip tickets to home country.

The successful applicant will interact closely with collaborators at
international partner institutions, and will be expected to present
results at
major international conferences. This is a two-year position with possible
renewal for a third year. There are no teaching duties associated with this

To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and contact information for
three references to .


From: Colin Macdonald <>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 03:12:59 +0000
Subject: Four Postdoctoral research positions at Oxford

We invite applications for four postdoctoral research positions in
applied and numerical mathematics at the Oxford Centre for
Collaborative and Applied Mathematics. Positions are for two years
starting in October 2010 and are for work with Alain Goriely, Paul
Bressloff, Apala Majumdar and Radek Erban, and Colin Macdonald. For
details see Closing
dates are 19 March and 25 March 2010.

Colin Macdonald, Oxford University


From: Pierre Martinon <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 10:51:36 -0500
Subject: Postdoc in Optimization / Optimal Control at Ecole Polytechnique

Postdoc in Numerical Optimization / Optimal Control
Applied Mathematics Center
Ecole Polytechnique (near Paris)

Complete description:
Deadline for applications: March 22, 2010

Pierre Martinon and Frederic Bonnans


From: Alexander Ostermann <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 09:55:11 -0500
Subject: 4 Ph.D. Positions in Computational Mathematics, University

The FWF doctoral programme W1227 "Computational Interdisciplinary
at the University of Innsbruck in Austria offers 20 research positions for
doctoral students in the fields of Computational Mathematics, Computer
Science, Astro- and Particle Physics, Ion and Applied Physics, and Civil
Engineering. Each position is intended for a period of three years. The
programme will start in October 2010.

At the Institute of Mathematics and the Unit of Engineering Mathematics 4
positions will be available, 2 in Numerical Analysis (supervisor: Alexander
Ostermann) and 2 in Engineering Mathematics (supervisor: Michael

A detailed description of the research topics of the dissertations can be
found at

Details on the application procedure can be found at

For further information on the above positions please contact or


From: Martin Berggren <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 06:28:32 -0500
Subject: PhD positions in Scientific Computing at Umea University

Are you interested in the interplay between mathematical modeling of
physical processes, numerical analysis, and computer programming? Are
you eager to solve hard problems coming from applications in Science
and Technology?

The Department of Computing Science invites applicants for two PhD
positions (doktorandtjanster) in Scientific Computing. The directions
of research for the current positions are Optimal Control and Design
and Inverse Problem for Electromagnetics, respectively. Both projects
rely on numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential
equations coupled with numerical optimization algorithms. The
research will be carried out jointly within an existing research group
at the department and UMIT Research Lab, a newly launched
interdisciplinary organization at Umeĺ University devoted to
Computational Science, Visual Simulation, Optimization, and its
industrial applications.

The positions extend over a period of four years, provided that
expected study and research results arqe achieved. The positions may
also include part-time work (max 20%) as teaching assistant. If so,
the total time for the position is extended accordingly (up to maximum
five years).

For further information about the positions, please contact professor
Martin Berggren, phone +46 707 32 81 11, e-mail, or assistant professor Eddie Wadbro, phone
+46 733 56 24 20, e-mail For the complete
announcement, visit


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:29:42 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing 43(1) Apr 2010

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 43, Number 1, April 2010

Fast Multiresolution Algorithms and Their Related
Variational Problems for Image Denoising
Sergio Amat, Juan Ruiz and J. Carlos Trillo,

Numerical Studies of Adaptive Finite Element Methods
for Two Dimensional Convection-Dominated Problems
Pengtao Sun, Long Chen and Jinchao Xu, pp.24-43.

Multiple Level Sets for Piecewise Constant Surface
Reconstruction in Highly Ill-Posed Problems
K. van den Doel, U. M. Ascher and A. Leitao, pp.44-66.

Optimal Management of a Bioreactor for Eutrophicated
Water Treatment: A Numerical Approach
Lino J. Alvarez-Vazquez, Francisco J. Fernandez and
Aurea Martinez, pp.67-91.

Numerical Studies of Three-dimensional Stochastic
Darcy's Equation and Stochastic
Advection-Diffusion-Dispersion Equation
G. Lin and A. M. Tartakovsky, pp.92-117.

Accuracy of the Simultaneous-Approximation-Term
Boundary Condition for Time-Dependent Problems
Daniel J. Bodony, pp.118-133.


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:47:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, J. Of Complexity, Vol. 26, April 2010

Journal of Complexity
Volume 26, Number 2, April 2010

Optimal Importance Sampling for the Approximation of Integrals
Aicke Hinrichs

Randomly shifted lattice rules with the optimal rate of
convergence for unbounded integrands
F.Y. Kuo, I.H. Sloan, G.W. Wasilkowski, and B.J. Waterhouse

Stochastic Perturbations and Smooth Condition Numbers
Diego Armentano

On Multiplication in Finite Fields
Murat Cenk, Ferruh Özbudak

Integral operators generated by multi-scale
T. Jordăo and V.A. Menegatto

On the effectiveness of a Generalization
of Miller's Primality Theorem
Zhenxiang Zhang

On strata of degenerate polyhedral cones
II: Relations between condition measures
Dennis Cheung, Felipe Cucker, Javier Peńa


Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 11:30:17 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, 10(2)

Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Volume 10, Number 2, April 2010

"Lipschitz Functions Have L p -Stable Persistence"
David Cohen-Steiner, Herbert Edelsbrunner, John Harer & Yuriy Mileyko pp.
127 - 139

"Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations and Their Spectral
Semi-Discretizations Over Long Times"
Ludwig Gauckler & Christian Lubich
pp. 141 - 169

"Convergence of a Time Discretisation for Doubly
Nonlinear Evolution Equations of Second Order"
Etienne Emmrich & Mechthild Thalhammer
pp. 171 - 190

"Topological Approach to Rigorous Numerics of Chaotic
Dynamical Systems with Strong Expansion of Error Bounds"
Marian Mrozek & Roman Srzednicki
pp. 191 - 220

"Boundary Measures for Geometric Inference"
Frédéric Chazal, David Cohen-Steiner & Quentin Mérigot
pp. 221 - 240

Book Review
P.-A. Absil, R. Mahony, and R. Sepulchre.
Optimization Algorithms on Matrix Manifolds
Nickolay T. Trendafilov
pp. 241 - 244


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 17:57:02 +0200
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control 15(1)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 15, Number 1, 2010

A free on-line edition is available at:


Taylor-Couette flow of a generalized second grade fluid due to a
constant couple, pp. 3-13,
M. Athar, M. Kamran, C. Fetecau.

N-distance tests of uniformity on the hypersphere, pp. 15-28,
A. Bakshaev.

Run up flow of a couple stress fluid between parallel plates, pp. 29-37,
M. Devakar, T.K.V. Iyengar.

State-feedback stabilization for stochastic high-order nonlinear
systems with a ratio of odd integers power, pp. 39-53,
L. Liu, N. Duan.

MHD natural convection in an inclined cavity filled with a fluid
saturated porous medium with heat source in the solid phase, pp. 55-70,
M.A. Mansour, A.J. Chamkha, R.A. Mohamed, M.M. Abd El-Aziz, S.E. Ahmed.

Rich dynamics of an SIR epidemic model, pp. 71-81,
S. Pathak, A. Maiti, G.P. Samanta.

Analytic approximate solutions for unsteady boundary-layer flow and
heat transfer due to a stretching sheet by homotopy analysis method,
pp. 83-95,
M.M. Rashidi, S.A. Mohimanian Pour.

Analysis of a delay nonautonomous predator-prey system with disease in
the prey, pp. 97-108,
G.P. Samanta.

Computed chaos or numerical errors, pp.109-126,
L.-S. Yao.

For a paper submission, please refer to

Dr. Romas Baronas, Journal Secretary,
Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 11:01:19 +0000
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, volume 26, issue 3, March 2010

Volume 26, Issue 3, March 2010
Article numbers: 035001--039801

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on the
web. This issue is available at:


Local detection of three-dimensional inclusions in electrical impedance
T Ide, H Isozaki, S Nakata and S Siltanen

Deblurring of class-averaged images in single-particle electron microscopy
Wooram Park, Dean R Madden, Daniel N Rockmore and Gregory S Chirikjian

Conformational freedom of proteins and the maximal probability of sets of
Luca Sgheri

Online parameter identification without Ricatti-type equations in a class
of time-dependent partial differential equations: an extended state
approach with potential to partial observations
P K\"ugler

Convergence rate analysis of the first-stage Runge--Kutta-type
P Pornsawad and C B\"ockmann

A family of isospectral Euler--Bernoulli beams
Graham M L Gladwell and Antonino Morassi

Convergence rates for the iteratively regularized Gauss--Newton method in
Banach spaces
Barbara Kaltenbacher and Bernd Hofmann

Compressive inverse scattering: I. High-frequency SIMO/MISO and MIMO
Albert C Fannjiang

Compressive inverse scattering: II. Multi-shot SISO measurements with born
Albert C Fannjiang

Hierarchical regularization for edge-preserving reconstruction of PET
Johnathan M Bardsley, Daniela Calvetti and Erkki Somersalo

On the Hochstadt--Lieberman theorem
O Martinyuk and V Pivovarchik

Simultaneous identification of the diffusion coefficient and the potential
for the Schr\"odinger operator with only one observation
Laure Cardoulis and Patricia Gaitan

High-order total variation minimization for interior tomography
Jiansheng Yang, Hengyong Yu, Ming Jiang and Ge Wang

Spherical means with centers on a hyperplane in even dimensions
E K Narayanan and Rakesh

Structural level set inversion for microwave breast screening
Natalia Irishina, Diego \'Alvarez, Oliver Dorn and Miguel Moscoso


A new algorithm for the shape reconstruction of perfectly conducting
M \c{C}ay\"{o}ren, I Akduman, A Yapar and L Crocco

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