NA Digest Sunday, March 21, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 12

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Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Labs

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From: "Landsberg, Sandy" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:04:49 -0400
Subject: New DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Funding Opportunity

The Applied Mathematics program within the DOE Office of Science Office
of Advanced Scientific Computing Research is pleased to announce the
following funding opportunity:

Advancing Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Modeling, Simulation, and
Analysis of Complex Systems

The funding opportunity announcement is available at:

DOE national laboratories please see:

Please note the deadline for full proposals is Monday April 26, 2010
11:59PM Eastern Time.

Please disseminate this information to your colleagues.


From: Danny Dunlavy <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:58:23 -0500
Subject: New optimization software, Poblano Toolbox for Matlab

Sandia National Laboratories announces the initial release of the
Poblano Toolbox for Matlab.

Poblano is a Matlab toolbox of large-scale algorithms for
unconstrained nonlinear optimization problems. The algorithms in
Poblano require only first-order derivative information (e.g.,
gradients for scalar-valued objective functions), and therefore can
scale to very large problems. The driving application for Poblano
development has been tensor decompositions in data analysis
applications (bibliometric analysis, social network analysis,
chemometrics, etc.).

The optimization methods currently implemented in Poblano include
several nonlinear conjugate gradient methods (Fletcher-Reeves,
Polak-Ribiere, Hestenes-Stiefel), a limited-memory quasi-Newton method
using BFGS updates to approximate second-order derivative information,
and a truncated Newton method using finite differences to approximate
second-order derivative information. A line search satisfying the
strong Wolfe conditions is used to guarantee global convergence of the
Poblano optimizers.

Poblano sources and documentation can be downloaded at

Please direct any questions to

Danny Dunlavy, Sandia National Laboratories
Tamara Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories
Evrim Acar, University of Copenhagen


From: Luca Formaggia <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:24:55 -0500
Subject: Physiological Flows (MPF2010), Italy, Jun 2010

Second Announcement: MPF2010 - Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of
Physiological Flows, Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy, 2-5 June 2010

The Fourth Symposium on "Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of
Physiological Flows" will be held in Chia Laguna, Cagliari (Sardinia) Italy
on June 2-5, 2010.

The focus will be on vascular and cardiac flow, with emphasis on cardiac
mechanics, fluid-wall interactions, drug release from stents, electrical
signalling. The wonderful location of Chia will ensure a stimulating
environment for scientific collaboration.

Invited Speakers
P. Colli Franzone - Universita' di Pavia (IT)
R.A. Feijoo - LNCC Petropolis (BR)
J.F. Gerbeau - INRIA Rocquencourt (FR)
P.J. Hunter- University of Auckland (NZ)
G.E. Karniadakis - Brown University (US)
A. Robertson - University of Pittsburgh (US)
A. Sequeira - Universitade Tecnica de Lisboa (PT)
D.A. Steinman - University of Toronto (CA)
C.A. Taylor - Stanford University (US)
A. Veneziani - Emory University (US)

The conference is supported by the MathCard EU Project -

More info and accepted abstracts at

Early registration by March, 30, 2010
Late registration by April 30, 2010


From: Jeremy Levesley <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 05:58:59 -0500
Subject: Financial/Actuarial/Numerical Mathematics in Leicester, UK

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Leicester, UK, is
embarking on a major initiative to build a research group in Financial and
Actuarial Mathematics, with a numerical emphasis. We are therefore inviting
applications for three Lectureships in Applied Mathematics in the areas of
Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Engineering,
Stochastic Analysis, Statistics/Probability, and Numerical Analysis.
Applicants should have an outstanding research record in at least one of
these areas and should be able to contribute to MSc degrees in Financial
mathematics and Actuarial Science as well as BSc programmes in Financial
Mathematics and Mathematics with Economics via teaching courses and project
supervision. Preference may be given to applicants who are qualified as
FIA/FFA or equivalent.

For more information please contact Professor Jeremy Levesley
44 116 252 3897), or download an application form and further information
from or contact Personnel Services on or 0116 252 2438.

The post will remain open until filled; an initial review will take
place on
19 April 2010.

Salary is in the range £35,646 to £43,840.


Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:27:52 +0800
Subject: Positions at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top universities in China, is
undertaking a major expansion aimed at becoming one of the world's leading
centers of scientific research. Building a first-rate Department of
Mathematics is an essential part of this expansion.
An ambitious faculty recruitment program, aimed at attracting
several dozens of faculty members at all levels, including both senior
academic leaders and promising young researchers, will be continued for
the next few years. Salary and start-up packages are competitive with the
peer institutions in China, and at the international level in special cases.

Candidates will be considered at all ranks, and in all major fields of
modern applied and pure mathematics. Endowed Chair Professorships are
available to senior mathematicians with well-established academic
credentials. Other senior and junior professorships are open to
candidates with exceptional research records or potential.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including a list of
publications, summary of future research plans, and four letters of
reference. Application materials should preferably be electronically sent

They can also be mailed to

The Hiring Committee
Department of Mathematics
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai 200240, China.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue for the
next several years.


From: "Pinar, Ali" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:40:38 -0600
Subject: Positions at Sandia Livermore

Sandia National Laboratories have multiple open positions at the
and staff levels at the Livermore site. While we are flexible, expertise
the following areas is preferred for these positions: scientific computing,
graph analysis, linear algebra, machine learning, game theory, statistics,
numerical analysis, optimization, data mining.

To apply please go to
and search for job 64497 for a staff and 64498 for a postdoctoral position.

It is also a good idea to send me an email at for a



From: Elizabeth Mansfield <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:00:50 -0500
Subject: Post-doc position in Kent, UK

Position available: Three year Post-doctoral Research Assistant

The position is available from 1 September, 2010.

The project targets the a priori embedding of conservation laws into
code for problems with a variational formulation.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in mathematics or engineering
a strong mathematical component) with excellent knowledge and experience in
scientific computation, in particular the finite element method.
Knowledge of
compatible discretisation techniques, geometric integration or Lie group
actions (Noether's Theorem) would be a distinct advantage.

The position is funded by EPSRC through the project, "Group actions in
function approximation spaces". Mathematical details of the project are
available at

All enquiries should be directed to Professor Elizabeth Mansfield

The closing date for applications is 18 April 2010. It is anticipated that
interviews will be held on May 04, 2010. Further particulars and the on-line
application page is at
Click on Vacancies and search for Job reference number STM0128.


From: Adelia Sequeira <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:33:25 +0000
Subject: Postdoc, CEMAT - Math Department of IST, Lisbon (Portugal)

A Postdoc position in Advanced Computing/Computational Mathematics is
available at CEMAT- Center for Mathematics and its Applications, IST
(Lisbon, Portugal), in the framework of the project “SIMCARD -
Cardiovascular Imaging, Modeling and Simulation” UTAustin/CA/0047/2008, in
collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin. This position is
funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation, FCT. The successful candidate
will interact with national and international collaborators, in particular
at UT Austin, and will be part of an integrated team led by Prof. Adélia

Research will be focused on the computational modeling of cerebral aneurysm
progression, in particular on the development of computational codes for
realistic vascular wall biomechanics and fluid-solid interaction models.

Suitable candidates should hold a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, or
engineering, with a strong background in computational mechanics,
biomechanical problems and numerical methods (e.g. finite elements).
programming skills are required and experience in biomedical research is
highly desired.

The position is initially available for one year with the possibility of
extension to two or three years, pending availability of external funding.
There are no teaching duties associated to this position.

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send by email ( ) a CV, a statement of purpose describing
relevant expertise and research interests, and three letters of
recommendation (with contacts information: e-mail addresses and telephone

The same email address may be used for further information.

Deadline for applications: April 10th, 2010.


From: Global Science Press <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:27:37 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Contents, Commun. Comput. Phys. Vol. 7, No. 3 (2010)

Communications in Computational Physics
No 3, Vol 7(2010)

Articles in the Issue:
(free download)

Congmin Wu, Siulong Lei, Tiezheng Qian and Xiaoping Wang
Stick-slip motion of moving contact line on chemically patterned surfaces.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 403-422.

D. Chiappini, G. Bella, S. Succi, Federico Toschi and Stefano Ubertini
Improved lattice Boltzmann without parasitic currents for Rayleigh-Taylor

Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 423-444.

Julien Diaz and Abdelaziz Ezziani
Analytical solution for waves propagation in heterogeneous acoustic/porous
media. Part II:
the 3D Case.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 445-472.

Franz Georg Fuchs, Andrew D. McMurry, Siddhartha Mishra, Nils Henrik
Risebro and Knut Waagan
Finite volume methods for wave propagation in stratified
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 473-509.

Kanako Yasue, Michiko Furudate, Naofumi Ohnishi and Keisuke Sawada
Implicit discontinuous Galerkin method for RANS simulation utilizing
pointwise relaxation
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 510-533.

L. Guo and X. Cai
Effects of complex system topology on the Bak-Sneppen evolution model.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 534-543.

Deming Nie and Jianzhong Lin
A LB-DF/FD method for particle suspensions.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 544-563.

David Stowell and Johannes Tausch
Variational formulation for guided and leaky modes in multilayer
dielectric waveguides.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 564-579.

Ce Wang, Xiaobo Chen, Gregory J. Salamo, Naruhito Sawanobori, Chenjuan He,
Hongyu Zhou,
Hongmei Jing, Yongzhi Zeng, Song Li and Xiaoling Xu
Theoretical simulation on a nonlinear photonics process of
Er(1%)Yb(8%):FOV oxyfluoride
nanophase vitroceramics.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 580-596.

Yun Bai, Xingye Yue and Qingfeng Zeng
Multi-scale modeling and numerical simulation for CVI process.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 597-612.

Jialin Hong and Linghua Kong
Novel multi-symplectic integrators for nonlinear fourth-order Schrdinger
equation with
trapped term.
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 613-630.

Short Note:
Joseph D. Frazier, Peter K. Jimack and Robert M. Kirby
On the use of adjoint-based sensitivity estimates to control local mesh
Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 631-638.

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