NA Digest Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 44

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From: "Field G. Van Zee" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 16:27:11 -0500
Subject: libflame 5.0 now available

We are happy to announce the fifth milestone release (r4648) of
libflame, a modern replacement for the most-used functionality of
the LAPACK linear algebra library.

The main improvement since version 4.0 is that libflame now
supports parallel execution using multiple GPUs through the
SuperMatrix runtime system. By linking libflame with CUBLAS for
the execution of BLAS routines on a single GPU, the SuperMatrix
runtime system schedules operations to each GPU and manages the
explicit movement of data. This release includes support for
single and double precision real and complex floating point
operations. A comprehensive table of dense linear algebra
operations supported within libflame along with the ones with GPU
support may be found at [1].

An in-depth description of the effort required to support
parallel execution using multiple GPUs and a first introduction
to libflame, as well as a comprehensive user's guide, may be
found at [2]. For general information, including links to source
code distributions, please visit the FLAME project home page at [3].

Ernie Chan and Field G. Van Zee
for the FLAME team



From: James Demmel <>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 17:38:36 -0500
Subject: Call for Householder Award Nominations, Feb 1 2011

The Alston S. Householder Award is given every three years for
the best PhD dissertation in numerical linear algebra. It is
presented at the triennial Householder Symposium on Numerical
Linear Algebra, which will be held on June 12-17, 2011. We
solicit nominations of dissertations by the candidate's PhD
advisor. To be eligible, the dissertation must have been
submitted between Jan 1, 2008 and Dec 31, 2010.

The deadline for submission is Feb 1, 2011.

Details, including submission instructions and a list of prior
winners, may be found at

The term numerical linear algebra is intended to describe those
parts of mathematical research that have both linear algebraic
aspects and numerical content or implications. Thus, for example,
a dissertation concerned with the numerical solution of
differential equations, optimization problems, signal processing,
or control problems would be eligible if linear algebra is
central to the research contribution.

Entries will be assessed by an international committee consisting
of Michele Benzi (Emory U.), James Demmel (UC Berkeley, Chair),
Howard Elman (U. Maryland), Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin),
Sabine Van Huffel (Catholic U. Leuven) and
Stephen Vavasis (U. Waterloo).

James Demmel, UC Berkeley
Chair of the Householder Award Committee


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:58:20 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations, Germund Dahlquist Prize, Nov 15

GERMUND DAHLQUIST PRIZE - Call for Nominations - Deadline Nov. 15

The Germund Dahlquist Prize will be awarded at SciCADE 2011, to
be held July 11-15, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Nominations should be addressed to Chair, Germund Dahlquist Prize
Committee and sent by NOVEMBER 15, 2010, to J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed to See the complete call for nominations at

The Dahlquist Prize is awarded for original contributions to
fields associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the
numerical solution of differential equations and numerical
methods for scientific computing.

The award consists of a certificate and a cash award of $1000.
The recipient is expected to give a lecture at the meeting. SIAM
will reimburse the recipient's travel expenses to attend the
meeting and deliver the lecture.


From: Tobias Neckel <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:01:50 -0400
Subject: Call for 3rd BGCE Student Paper Prize

Dear colleagues, let us direct your attention to the 3rd BGCE
Student Paper Prize to be awarded at the 2011 SIAM CS&E
Conference, February 28 -- March 4, 2011, in Reno, Nevada for
outstanding student work in the field of Computational Science
and Engineering.

Founder of the prize is the Bavarian Graduate School of
Computational Engineering (BGCE, ). The prize
winner will be invited to spend one week (air fare and lodging
expenses covered) in Bavaria, Germany, visiting BGCE sites in
Erlangen and Muenchen and getting in contact with BGCE's
educational and research program. The main objective is to
promote excellent students in CS&E and to foster international
exchange at an early career stage. Eligible for the prize will be
undergraduate and graduate students prior to receiving their
PhD (at date of submission).

Candidates are required to summarize their work in a short paper
of at most 4 pages. The prize finalists will be asked to present
their work at SIAM CS&E 2011 with a talk to be given in a
special "CS&E Student Prize Minisymposium". The papers and talks
will be evaluated by an international prize committee. Excluded
from the competition are only students from our own universities,
FAU and TUM. Deadline for submissions is December 12,
2010. Submissions should be sent in pdf format via email to

Please see for further

Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Ulrich Ruede, and Tobias Neckel for BGCE


From: "Linda C. Thiel" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:43:47 -0500
Subject: Call for Proposals: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2012

SIAM is calling for letters of intent for possible proposals of
topics and organizers for the Gene Golub SIAM Summer
School (G2S3) for approximately 50 graduate students for two
weeks during the summer of 2012. SIAM has budgeted US$50,000
towards G2S3 2012.

Information about the 2011 G2S3 program can be found at
and more information about the call for proposals at

Letters of intent should include the names of the organizers and
a summary of any previous organizing experience; a proposed title
for the summer school; tentative course topics and lecturers
(indicating whether these people have already been contacted);
possible sources for additional funding, if needed; (optional)
preliminary budget. No registration fee shall be charged to the
students, and the bulk of the funds shall be budgeted for
students' expenses. The dates of the summer school should not
overlap the dates of the SIAM Annual Meeting, July 9-13, 2012.

Letters of intent should be sent to Linda Thiel,, preferably in pdf format
no later than January 31, 2011.
Full proposals will be due on March 31, 2011.
For questions or informal inquiries, please contact
the G2S3 committee chair, Daniel Szyld, szyld_at_temple_dot_edu,


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:02:28 -0400
Subject: New Book, Generalized Concavity

Announcing the October 29, 2010, publication by SIAM of:

Generalized Concavity, by Mordecai Avriel, Walter E. Diewert,
Siegfried Schaible, and Israel Zang
2010 / xvi + 332 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898718-96-6 /
List price $75.00 / SIAM Member Price $52.50 / Order Code CL63

Originally published in 1988, this enduring text remains the most
comprehensive book on generalized convexity and concavity. The
authors present generalized concave functions in a unified
framework, exploring them primarily from the domains of
optimization and economics.

Specific topics covered in this book include: a review of
concavity and the basics of generalized concavity; applications
of generalized concavity to economics; special function forms
such as composite forms, products, ratios, and quadratic
functions; fractional programming; and concave transformable

Contents: Preface to the Classics Edition; Preface; Chapter 1:
Introduction; Chapter 2: Concavity; Chapter 3: Generalized Concavity;
Chapter 4: Application of Generalized Concavity to Economics;
Chapter 5: Special Functional Forms I: Composite Functions,
Products, and Ratios; Chapter 6: Special Functional Forms II:
Quadratic Functions; Chapter 7: Fractional Programming; Chapter
8: Concave Transformable Functions; Chapter 9: Additional
Generalizations of Concavity; Supplementary Bibliography; Author
Index; Subject Index.


From: Peter Butkovic <>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:42:37 -0500
Subject: New Book, Max-linear Systems: Theory and Algorithms

The book

P. Butkovic: Max-linear Systems: Theory and Algorithms, Springer
Monographs in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag (2010), 272 pages

has been published.

This book provides an introduction to max-algebra (tropical
linear algebra) – rapidly evolving area of numerical linear
algebra and applied discrete mathematics. Topics covered range
from max-linear systems and the eigenvalue- eigenvector problem
to maxpolynomials, linear independence, periodic behavior of
matrices and max-linear programs. No prior knowledge of max-
algebra is assumed. Much of the theory is illustrated with
numerical examples, complemented by exercises, and accompanied by
both practical and theoretical applications. Open problems are
also presented. More information can be found on
This webpage also offers free download of the table of contents
and sample pages.


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 03:06:41 -0500
Subject: SIAM UK/IE Meeting, Manchester, Jan 2011

This is the first announcement for the annual SIAM UKIE
Meeting. It will be held in the School of Mathematics, Alan
Turing Building, University of Manchester, 7 January 2011.

In order to register please send a short E-Mail to There is no registration deadline. But in
order to plan for the numbers we would appreciate if you register
by 15 December 2010. A poster session for PhD students will also
be organised. Further details will appear on the SIAM UK/IE
Homepage at

The following speakers are invited:

Simon Arridge (University College London)
Omar Lakkis (University of Sussex)
Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin)
Mark Panitz (BAE Systems)
Beatrice Pelloni (University of Reading)
Nick Trefethen (University of Oxford)

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Manchester!


From: "Wolfgang A. Wall" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 02:20:54 -0400
Subject: 16th Int. Conf. on FE in Flow Problems, Munich, Mar 2011

You are cordially invited to participate in the

16th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems
An IACM special interest conference -

March 23-25, 2011
Munich, Germany

The conference program will mainly consist of contributed
lectures to all scientific/technical areas of the conference
( In addition, several
minisymposia will be part of the scientific program.

Please follow the link for
further information concerning conference topics, accepted
minisymposia, guidelines for abstract submission etc.

Some important dates:

November 15, 2010 Deadline for abstract submission
December 15, 2010 Notification of abstract acceptance
January 15, 2011 Deadline for print-ready abstracts
January 15, 2011 Deadline for early registration

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Munich.

Yours sincerely,
Wolfgang A. Wall & Volker Gravemeier
(Conference Chairman & Secretary General)


From: "Weideman, JAC <>" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:49:48 +0200
Subject: Announcement of SANUM, Cape Town, Mar 2011

The 35th South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied
Mathematics (SANUM 2011) will be held at the University
of Stellenbosch on 23, 24 and 25 March 2011.

Stellenbosch is an historic town set amid mountains in the
winelands near Cape Town.

Invitations to present plenary talks accepted at the time of

Desmond Higham, University of Strathclyde
Mike Powell, Cambridge University
Nick Trefethen, Oxford University

More details are available on the conference web page:


From: "Dr. Maziar Salahi" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 02:12:29 -0400
Subject: 4th Intl Conf of Iranian OR Society, Iran, May 2011

The 4th OR conference focuses on the new advances and research
results in the fields of Operations Research. The conference will
bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in
the domain of interest from around the world.

Combinatorial Optimization, Data Envelopment Analysis, Fuzzy
Optimization, Game Theory, Heuristic Algorithms, Integer
Programming, Linear Optimization, Mathematical Modeling in
Operations Research, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Network
Optimization, Non-linear Optimization, Operations Research
Softwares, Optimization over Cones, Robust Optimization,
Simulation and Queuing Theory, Stochastic Optimization.

The conference will have several plenary talks by leading
researchres of the field. For contributed talks, each accepted
paper will be allotted a 20 minute talk. Authors wishing to speak
should submit an abstract via the conference WEB page by
Feb. 1st, 2011.

Deadline for abstract submission: Feb. 1st, 2011.
Notification of acceptance: March 10, 2011.
Deadline for early registration: March 10, 2011.
Conference begins on May 18 and ends May 19, 2011.

Please send enquiries to: ,


From: "Dr. Ruppa Thulasiram" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:37:16 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: CFP, PDCoF 2011, Anchorage, AK, May 2011


The Fourth International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed
Computing in Finance (PDCoF11-Computational Finance)

Friday, May 20, 2011

to be held in conjunction with the International Parallel and
Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS10) May 16-20, 2011
Anchorage, AK, USA (

Please visit the conference website for scope, interests and
other details:

Important Dates:
Paper submission due: December 15, 2010
Author Notification: January 15, 2011
Camera-ready paper due: February 01, 2011


From: Arnold Kim <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:15:26 -0400
Subject: Faculty Positions in Applied Mathematics at UC Merced

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university
campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as
the tenth campus of the University of California and the first
American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with
the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and
public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-
centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the
undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three
academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social

The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced
( invites applications in the
area of Applied Mathematics (
starting July 1, 2011 at tenure-track Assistant Professor level
and tenured Associate or Full Professor level. We are seeking
exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in modeling,
applied analysis, scientific computing, or related areas. Special
attention will be paid to applicants who participate in
interdisciplinary research, will contribute to developing the
applied mathematics curriculum and will contribute to one or more
of the campus research initiatives in the natural sciences,
engineering and/or social sciences.

For the tenure-track Assistant Professor position, please see

For the tenured Associate/Full Professor position, please see


From: MiguelA.Bentez <IC2011@BCAMATH.ORG>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:08:21 -0400
Subject: Research Positions (several levels) at BCAM

BCAM ( is a Research Center in Applied
Mathematics, whose mission is to develop high quality
interdisciplinary research. With an international team of
researchers, the scientific program is structured in several
research areas covering various fields of Applied Mathematics. On
the other hand, BCAM is a Host Institution of the Research
Project NUMERIWAVES "New Analytical and Numerical Methods in Wave

Propagation", coordinated by Prof. E. Zuazua and funded by the
ERC - European Research Council.

BCAM, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (
has opened an International Call for Researchers, including
Senior and Associate Researchers, Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD

IC2011-BCAM-GC for Senior Researchers, Postdoctoral Fellows and
PhD Research Contracts. All topics of research will be
considered, with special emphasis on those developed by the
already existing BCAM teams (
And for Senior Researchers special emphasis on
- Financial Mathematics,
- Data Mining and
- Statistical Analysis

IC2011-NUMERIWAVES for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Research
Contracts. Candidates with a background on
- Partial Differential Equations (PDE) analysis,
- Numerical analysis and
- Computer simulations

Applications must be submitted on-line at: before November 30th 2010

More information can be found at:

We kindly ask you to distribute this call among colleagues and
potential candidates. Please do not hesitate to contact us for
any additional information


From: Hector Fernando Miranda <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:30:51 -0300
Subject: Open Position in Math at Univ del Bío-Bío, Chile

Subject: Open Position, Concepción, Chile

Departamento de Matemática

The Department of Mathematics is seeking applicants for three
open rank positions, to begin in March 1st, 2011; however, we are

flexible with respect to this date. The candidates should
possess a doctoral degree in Mathematics or expect the degree to
be granted in a short time.

Candidates should have a distinguished research record and a
strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate
teaching in Spanish (intermediate level). The normal department
duties include ten hours per week (two courses) of undergraduate
or postgraduate teaching. The University of Bío-Bío funds
research projects, supports the participation in Congresses and
economic incentives for ISI publications (US$ 2.000 each) and
SCIELO publications (US$ 700 each). Also, Postdoctoral stayings
will be supported.

For further information, visit our web site:

Please send the documents to:

Departamento de Matemática
Universidad del Bío-Bío
Av. Collao 1202
Concepción, CHILE

Fax: (56-41) 2731722

Deadline: January 04, 2011.


From: Karen Muse <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:25:16 -0400
Subject: Professor of Practice Position in Computational Sci at Tulane

Lecturer in Computational Science at Tulane University

The Tulane University Center for Computational Science Tulane
University seeks a Masters-level instructor starting in spring
2011. Candidates must be excellent teachers for C++ Programming,
Data Viz. & Large Scale Computing. Visit

A completed application consists of a Curriculum Vita and two
letters of reference related to teaching. The application review
process will begin in November 2010. Candidates may submit
applications via e-mail at, or to

Professor of Practice in Computational Science
Center for Computational Science
Tulane University
201 Lindy Boggs Center
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Additional information can be found at

Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/ADA/Equal Opportunity
Employer that is committed to increasing the diversity of its
faculty. We especially encourage applications from
underrepresented groups.

Application review starts: November, 2010


From: Simon Klemperer <>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:11:50 -0700
Subject: Thompson Postdoc Fellowship in Geophysics at Stanford

Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics

The Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, has
established the Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship to be awarded to
a candidate preferably within two years of receipt of the
Ph.D. The fellowship is open to applicants in any area of
geophysics including new areas of research that cross existing
disciplinary boundaries, so that students and recent graduates in
Earth science, physics, chemistry, biology, or computational
sciences with interests in the geophysical sciences are also
encouraged to apply. Our department is currently active in
crustal geophysics, exploration and production geophysics,
seismic imaging, rock physics, earthquake seismology, crustal
deformation, stress and geomechanics, environmental geophysics,
and planetary sciences. The successful candidate will have
her/his own independent research agenda, but have common
interests with one or more existing faculty (who will serve as a
formal mentor) to participate in their research group activities.
We encourage prospective applicants to communicate in advance
with prospective faculty mentors.

This honorific postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded for a
one-year period that can start any time in the academic year
2011/2012, with an anticipated extension for a second year. The
salary is $55k to $60k per year depending on experience, plus a
$15k research allowance. Applications received by January 2,
2011, will receive fullest consideration. Applicants should
submit a statement of research interests and proposed research, a
curriculum vita, a list of publications and names of three
potential referees, by email (as .pdf files, with the applicant
name as part of the file name) to:

thompsonfellowship “at”
(see also

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to increasing to the diversity among its students,
staff, and faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications
from women and members of minority groups, as well as from others
who would bring additional dimensions to the university's
research, teaching and service missions.


From: Pierre Gremaud <>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:12:19 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions in Uncertainty Quantification at SAMSI

Up to 6 postdoctoral fellowships are available at the Statistical
and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) These positions are associated with the
SAMSI program in Uncertainty Quantification (UQ). Appointments
will begin in September 2011 and will typically be for two years,
although they can also be arranged for one year.

Appointments are usually made jointly between SAMSI and one of
its partner universities, where teaching is a
possibility. Extremely competitive salaries, travel stipend, and
health insurance will be offered. Please, consult
for complete program details. Criteria for selection include
demonstrated research ability in statistical and/or applied
mathematical sciences, interest and (to a lesser degree)
experience in the SAMSI program areas and vision, together with
strength in computation and in verbal and written communication.

Applications will be handled through The deadline for full
consideration is January 1, 2011, although later applications
will be considered as resources permit. Appointments may be made
at any time. SAMSI is an AA/EEO employer.


From: Des Higham <>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:49:09 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position in Network Math at Univ of Strathclyde

A two year post-doctoral position on the project

Mathematics of Large Technological Evolving Networks (MOLTEN)

is available at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

The position is funded by the EPSRC/Research Council UK Digitial
Economy programme, under the direction of Des Higham and Ernesto
Estrada. Further details can be found at


From: "Cisneros, Stephanie" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 08:27:05 -0600
Subject: Postdoc Position in Advanced Comp Modeling at Sandia

Post Doc - Advanced Computational Modeling

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the country's largest
research and engineering laboratories in the nation, employing
over 8,000 people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico
and Livermore, California. We make enduring contributions to
secure our society against high consequence terrorist threats and
national incidents through effective use of science, technology,
and systems solutions. Please visit our website at<>. We are searching for Post
Docs in Advanced Computational Modeling for the Applied
Mathematics Department at the Albuquerque facility. The salary is
$83,100 per year. A benefit and relocation package is available.

Conduct innovative research in advanced computational
modeling. Research in one or more of the following areas:
advanced discretization methods for PDEs, optimization and
control problems governed by PDEs, model reduction, surrogate
modeling, data-model fusion using machine learning, and
algorithms for integrating forward simulation capabilities with
sensitivity and uncertainty quantification capabilities. Develop
new ideas, publish in journals and conferences, and present at
national and international venues. A Ph.D. in mathematics,
applied mathematics, computational science, computer science,
statistics, or related fields with a record of academic
excellence is required. Requires a strong background in numerical
methods for PDEs (finite element, finite volume and finite
difference methods), variational methods and functional analysis,
stochastic PDEs, numerical linear algebra, learning theory, and
object-oriented scientific software engineering. Motivated and
enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills and
ability to work in a collaborative research environment with
multi-disciplinary teams of mathematicians. Research experience
in your field of expertise as evidenced by presentations,
technical publications, released software, and/or work with
applications. Programming experience in C++ is required.

Programming experience in Fortran & Matlab with knowledge of
parallel programming such as MPI, OpenMP, and/or threads is
desired. Experience with Trilinos software, advanced
object-oriented software engineering practices, processes, and
high-performance computing on distributed, parallel, and/or other
specialized architectures are desirables as is an earned degree
GPA of 3.5 or higher. Please apply online at, click Search
for Openings, and reference Job ID Number: 636157.

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


From: Sven Leyffer <>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:36:49 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Postdoc Position in Multilevel Optimization at Argonne

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a
postdoctoral position focusing on the development of a
next-generation set of mathematical models and computational
techniques to simulate, detect, and mitigate attacks on networks
of computers. The goal of this project is to develop multilevel
techniques on networks to analyze attack methods over time and
across the network space. The successful candidate will develop
multilevel machine-learning techniques to support automated
intrusion detection capabilities, and new mathematical models to
improve the response to cyber attacks.

Candidates should be familiar with C/C++ and have a background in
one or more of the following: optimization, network analysis,
linear algebra, scientific computing, and machine
learning. Experience with multilevel techniques, or large-scale
and integer optimization is a plus. Candidates should submit an
application via the Argonne website under division postdoctoral
job openings for job requisition MCS-316992. For further
information about postdoc appointments at Argonne, see Questions
can be addressed to Sven Leyffer, or Ilya Safro, MCS Division, by
e-mail to or

Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory


From: Silas Alben <>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:36:33 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc in Applied/Comp Math at Georgia Tech

Applications are invited for a Ph.D. or postdoctoral position in
the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech, starting in January or
August 2011.

Possible research topics include mathematical and computational
modeling of phenomena in fluid, solid, and biomechanics,
including locomotion of organisms.

For the Ph.D. position, the requirements are those of the
Ph.D. Program in Computational Science and Engineering or
Mathematics at Georgia Tech.

To apply, please send a CV/resume to Professor Silas Alben,


From: "Dr. Yevgenii Rastigejev" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 21:49:46 -0500
Subject: Ph.D. Studentship in Comp Modeling at NC A&T State Univ

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT at North Carolina A&T State University
International applications are welcome.

Applications are invited for a four-year Ph.D. studentship in
the area of computational atmospheric chemical transport

Numerical modeling of chemical transport in the Earth
atmosphere is of major importance for atmospheric chemistry
research. It plays an essential role in addressing issues of
air quality, aerosol formation and evolution, acid formation,
and global budgets of greenhouse gases. The computational
challenge of modeling atmospheric chemical transport is
enormous since the system of governing equations is extremely
stiff, nonlinear and involves a large number of chemically
interacting species.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a Ph.D. student for NSF funded
research project to develop and apply multi-scale Adaptive Mesh
Refinement numerical methods for atmospheric chemical transport
modeling. The work is computational and theoretical in nature
but with important implications for atmospheric chemical
transport modeling.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a Bachelor/Master Degree
either in Applied Mathematics, Atmospheric Sciences, Physics or
Engineering or other relevant field. Previous experience with
Atmospheric sciences and Atmospheric Chemistry will be a plus,
though is not required. The candidate should be highly
motivated, goal oriented. Experience in CFD modeling, solid
background in numerical methods and programming skills in
fortran90 are essential. Preference will be given to those who
have previous experience in computer programming and algorithm
development and application related to computational
physics/fluid dynamics.

CONTACT: Dr. Yevgenii Rastigejev, Energy and Environmental
Systems Ph.D. Program, 302 Gibbs Hall, North Carolina A&T State
University, Greensboro, NC 27411

Electronic applications are preferable.
Interested Individuals should send applications containing
cover letter, CV (which includes list of publications if any),
the names and contact details of at least three referees.


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 12:51:35 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 55(4)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 55, Number 4.

J. Rashidinia, M. Ghasemi, R. Jalilian
An O(h 6) numerical solution of general nonlinear fifth-order two
point boundary value problems.
pp. 403-428.

A. Valinejad, S.M. Hosseini
A variable step-size control algorithm for the weak approximation
of stochastic differential equations.
pp. 429-446.

I.K. Argyros, S. Hilout
A Kantorovich-type convergence analysis of the Newton-Josephy
method for solving variational inequalities.
pp. 447-466.

A. Cardone, L.Gr. Ixaru, B. Paternoster
Exponential fitting direct quadrature methods for Volterra
integral equations.
pp. 467-480.

S. Buhmiler, Natasa Krejic, Z. Luzanin
Practical quasi-Newton algorithms for singular nonlinear systems.
pp. 481-502.

I.K. Argyros, S. Hilout
A convergence analysis for directional two-step Newton methods.
pp. 503-528.

A. Arico, G. Rodriguez
A fast solver for linear systems with displacement structure.
pp. 529-556.

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