NA Digest Monday, November 29, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 48

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:32:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Daniel Rudolph Wins Young Researcher Award


Daniel Rudolf, Department of Mathematics, University of Jena,
Germany, is the winner of this annual award. The award is given
for significant contributions to information-based complexity by
a young researcher who has not reached their 35th birthday by
September 30th the year of the award. The prize consists of $1000
and a plaque. The award will be presented at the Foundations of
Computational Mathematics (FoCM) conference in Budapest in July,


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 07:49:28 +0100
Subject: Cholesky's method: 100th anniversary

Andre Louis Cholesky was born on 15 October 1875 in Montguyon
(France), and he was killed during WWI on 31 August 1918, in Bagneux.

His celebrated method for solving a system of linear equations
with a symmetric positive definite matrix was only known from a
paper written by a topographer of the Army, the Commander Benoit,
in 1923. Nothing from Cholesky's hand was known.

In January 2004, I received a letter from Michel Gros, Cholesky's
grand son, asking me if I will be interested in helping him to
sort his grand father's personal papers that he recently gave to
the Ecole Polytechnique where Cholesky had been a student. I
accepted. During our first visit to Ecole Polytechnique, we
discovered, among Cholesky's papers (6 big boxes), an unknown and
unpublished manuscript (8 pages) where he explained his method
for solving systems of linear equations. This paper is dated

2 December 1910.

Thus, this week, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of
Cholesky's method.

References and documents, including a facsimile of the paper, can
be found from my homepage


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:33:16 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Nominations for 2011 Young Researcher Award

2011 Information-Based Complexity Young Researcher Award

This annual award is for significant contributions to
information-based complexity by a young researcher. The prize
consists of $1000 and a plaque which will be awarded at a
suitable location. Any researcher who has not reached their 35th
birthday by September 30th the year of the award is eligible.

The members of the Award Committee would appreciate
nominations. However, a person does not have to be nominated to
win the award.

The deadline for nominations for the award is September 30, 2011.
Nominations should be sent to Joseph Traub. The award can be for
work done in a single year or a number of years. The work can be
published in any journal, number of journals, or monographs.


From: Tamara Kolda <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:46:20 -0500
Subject: SISC offers new section on Software and High Perf Comp

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to bring your attention to the new Software and
High-Performance Computing (S/HPC) section of the SIAM Journal on
Scientific Computing (SISC).

Despite the numerous open source and commercial tools already
available to the applied mathematics community, continual S/HPC
advances are driven by a variety of factors including new
architectures (e.g., GPUs, cloud computing, etc.) and novel
applications (e.g., network computations, data mining). The goal
of this section is to provide a communication platform for
sharing insights and experiences that will be useful to our

Papers submitted to the S/HPC section should concern the
development of high quality computational software,
high-performance computing issues, novel architectures, data
analysis, or visualization. The primary focus should be on
computational methods that have potentially large impact for an
important class of scientific or engineering problems.

For the editorial policy, please see

To submit a paper, go to Be sure to
select "Software and High-Performance Computing" as the Section.

Tamara G. Kolda, Section Editor, S/HPC
Ulrich Ruede, Editor-in-Chief, SISC


From: Dominique Chapelle <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 13:04:50 +0100
Subject: New Book, Finite Element Analysis of Shells, Fundamentals

This is to announce the release of the new book:

The Finite Element Analysis of Shells - Fundamentals
Second Edition. D. Chapelle and K.J. Bathe. Springer,
2011 (publ. Nov. 2010).

This book presents a modern continuum mechanics and mathematical
framework to study shell physical behaviors, and to formulate and
evaluate finite element procedures. With a view towards the
synergy that results from physical and mathematical
understanding, the book focuses on the fundamentals of shell
theories, their mathematical bases and finite element
discretizations. The complexity of the physical behaviors of
shells is analysed, and the difficulties to obtain uniformly
optimal finite element procedures are identified and
studied. Some modern finite element methods are presented for
linear and nonlinear analyses.

In this Second Edition the authors give new developments in the
field and - to make the book more complete - more explanations
throughout the text, an enlarged section on general variational
formulations and new sections on 3D-shell models, dynamic
analyses, and triangular elements.

The analysis of shells represents one of the most challenging
fields in all of mechanics, and encompasses various fundamental
and generally applicable components. Specifically, the material
presented in this book regarding geometric descriptions, tensors
and mixed variational formulations is fundamental and widely
applicable also in other areas of mechanics.


From: Guinand Frederic <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 06:10:13 -0500
Subject: New Book, Artificial Ants

Artificial Ants
by Nicolas Monmarch=E9, Fr=E9d=E9ric Guinand and Patrick Siarry (Eds).
Iste & Wiley. ISBN 9781848211940. October 2010. 576 pp. Hardback.

Artificial ants take their inspiration from observations in
nature: animal societies, such as ant colonies, have developed
collective behaviors with fascinating efficiency and
robustness. The motivation to imitate nature has grown
increasingly, and throughout the last decade, artificial ants
have experienced rapid development in the research community,
mainly for solving optimization problems. Now these algorithms
have proved their efficiency and are widely used in the
industrial world. The purpose of this book is to provide an
overview of the current situation of ant colony algorithms.

The first part helps to understand the basis of ant colony
algorithms, and to discover a panorama of applications in the
field of optimization, particularly in the industrial world. The
second part deals with broader issues, i.e. those not limited to
optimization, and provides an overview of current research in the
field of artificial ants.

This book is suitable for practitioners, researchers and graduate
students in disciplines such as optimization, heuristics, signal
processing. Written for researchers and graduate students in computer
science and fields related to optimization or broader issues in
swarm intelligence. Keywords: Hard optimization, Heuristic methods,
Swarm intelligence.


From: Jan-Philipp Weiss <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 02:31:12 -0500
Subject: High-perf HW-aware Comp. (HipHaC'11), Texas, Feb 2011

DEADLINE EXTENSION: December 3, 2010
Second International Workshop on New Frontiers
in High-performance and Hardware-aware Computing (HipHaC'11)

to be held in conjunction with the 17th IEEE International
Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-17),
February 13, 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

This workshop aims at combining new aspects of parallel,
heterogeneous, and reconfigurable microprocessor technologies
with concepts of high-performance computing and, particularly,
numerical solution methods. Topics of interest for workshop
submissions include (but are not limited to):

* Emerging hardware architectures (Multicores, GPUs, FPGAs, ...)
* High-perf. heterogeneous, adaptive, and reconf. computing
* Parallelization strategies in hybrid and hierarchical setups
* Hardware-aware computing and code optimization strategies
* Virtualization and software layers for heterogeneous and
reconfigurable platforms freeing programmers from dedicated
hardware knowledge
* Architecture- and memory-aware approaches for parallel
numerical applications, implementation, and algorithm design
* Programming models, compiler techniques, and code optimization
strategies for parallel systems
* Autotuning concepts and run-time adaptivity

Paper submission deadline extended to: December 3, 2010

For further information please visit


From: Petra Wittbold <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:40:31 -0500
Subject: Spring School on Evolution Equations, Germany, Mar 2011

3rd Spring School
Analytical and Numerical Aspects of Evolution Equations
March 28 - April 1, 2011 in Essen, Germany

Organised by: Etienne Emmrich and Petra Wittbold


Raphaele Herbin (Marseille)
Low order discretization methods for viscous flows

Ulrich Langer (Linz)
Multiharmonic methods for solving initial-boundary value problems

Michel Pierre (Rennes)
Global solutions in time for reaction-diffusion systems

Julio D. Rossi (Alicante)
Asymptotic behaviour for nonlocal diffusion problems

Participants may present their results in short communications or
in a poster session. A limited number of scholarships for
students and younger researchers is available.

Further information can be found at


From: Pavel Solin <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:12:55 -0800
Subject: CFP: FEMTEC 2011, South Lake Tahoe, CA, May 2011

Harvey's Casino and Resort, South Lake Tahoe, May 9 - 13, 2011

We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference on
Finite Element Methods in Engineering and Science (FEMTEC 2011)
to be held on May 9 - 13, 2011 at Harvey's Casino and Resort in
South Lake Tahoe, USA. The objective of the meeting is to
strengthen the interaction between researchers who develop
computational methods and scientists and engineers who employ
them in their research.

FEMTEC 2011 is organized jointly by the University of
Nevada (Reno), Desert Research Institute (Reno), Idaho National
Laboratory (Idaho Falls, Idaho), and U.S. Army Engineer Research
and Development Center (Vicksburg, Mississippi).

Focus areas: computational methods in earth sciences,
computational methods in engineering, computational methods in
scientific visualization, open-source projects and Python in
scientific computing.

Invited keynote speakers: Phillip Colella (LBNL), Clint Dawson
(Texas), Michael Heroux (Sandia), Robert Montgomery (ANATECH),
John Shadid (Sandia)

Proceedings of FEMTEC 2011 will appear as a special issue of
Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics, and possibly in
other high-impact international journals as needed. Abstract
submission deadline is December 15, 2010. For more details please


From: azaiez <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:31:07 +0100
Subject: Intl Conf On Spectral and High-Order Meth, Tunisia, Jun 2011

The International Conference On Spectral and High-Order Methods
(ICOSAHOM) 2011 will be held from June 20-24, 2011, at Gammarth
in Tunisia.

ICOSAHOM is now a well established biennial conference which
brings together researchers on high-order methods to expose and
discuss their works on advances and new applications for solving
PDE's. The history and the previous editions can be found at the
following URL's: and

Important dates and a preliminary call for minisymposia
organizers and contributed papers, are available on the website
of the conference. We invite you to visit or to contact the conference

Non-exhaustive Conference themes include spectral methods,
high-order finite difference, finite volume and finite element
methods, h-p-finite element methods, discontinuous Galerkin
methods, ENO/WENO methods, high-order methods for integral
equations, wavelet-based methods, stochastic methods,
time-stepping methods, and efficient solvers and preconditioners
for high-order methods. Applications include direct or inverse
problems arising in many fields : electromagnetics, fluid and
structural mechanics, quantum mechanics, climate modeling and
image processing.

Invited plenary presenters: Remi Abgrall, Marc Gerritsma, Marc
Gerritsma, Paul Houston, Francesca Rapetti, Giovanni Russo,
Dominick Sch=F6etzau, Tao Tang, Raul Tempone, Jaap van derVegt


From: Elise DeDoncker <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 02:11:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CFP, Work on Large Scale Compl Physics, Japan, Jun 2011

Call for papers: Workshop on Large Scale Computational
Physics (LSCP), organized in conjunction with the International
Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) 2011 (see,, Tsukuba, Japan, June 1-3.

Scope: The workshop shall focus on the symbolic and numerical
methods, the algorithms and the tools (software and hardware) for
developing and running large-scale physics computations. Special
interest will go to scalability, parallelism and high numerical
precision. System architectures will also be presented as long as
they are actually supporting physics calculations, including:
massively parallel systems, GPU, many-cores, grid/cloud
computing. Topics will be chosen from areas including high energy
physics, nuclear physics, astro-physics, cosmology, quantum
physics, condensed matter and material science, plasma physics,
laser physics, complex and turbulent systems and so on.

Deadline: January 8, 2011.

Elise de Doncker (,
Fukuko Yuasa (,
Shoji Hashimoto (,
Naoki Kawashima (

Program Committee: Denis Perret-Gallix, Mohammad Al-Turany,
Naohito Nakasato, Tadashi Ishikawa, Floris Sluiter, Kate Keahey


From: Nilima Nigam <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 12:28:27 -0800
Subject: WAVES 2011, Vancouver, Jul 2011

WAVES 2011, the 10th International Conference on Mathematical and
Numerical Aspects of WAVES, will be held in Vancouver, July
25-29, 2011. WAVES is also a satellite conference of ICIAM 2011.

Abstract submission is now open for contributed talks and
posters. The deadline for submission is Jan.15, 2011. All
refereed and accepted abstracts will be included in the WAVES
book of abstracts. For more information on the submission
process, please visit:

The themes for this meeting include, but are not restricted to:
Forward and Inverse Scattering, Fast Computational Techniques,
Numerical Analysis, Approximate Boundary Conditions, Domain
Decomposition, Analytical & Semi-analytical Methods,Nonlinear
Wave Phenomena, Water Waves and Coastal Modeling, Guided Waves
and Random Media, Medical and Seismic Imaging.

Invited speakers: Uri Ascher (University of British Columbia)
Martin Costabel (IRMAR, Rennes), Frederic Dias (ENS Cachan), Omar
Ghattas (ICES, U. Texas), Isaac Harari (Tel Aviv University),
Fernando Reitich (University of Minnesota at Twin Cities),
Joannes Westerink (Notre Dame University) Frank Wise (Cornell

For more information please see

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver!


From: Yukihiko Nakata <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:27:01 -0500
Subject: Positions in Math Biology/Molec Sim at BCAM

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

One of these teams is Mathematical Biology and Molecular
Simulation (

We especially encourage applicants with interests in
computational and analytical population dynamics. Applications
must be submitted on-line at:
before November 30th 2010.


From: PerLtstedt <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 04:20:12 -0500
Subject: Asst Professor in Appl Sci Comp in Uppsala, Sweden

The Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University
in Sweden invites applications for a tenure track position as
assistant professor in applied scientific computing. The
Department consists of five divisions and one of them is the
Division of Scientific Computing. Our research home page is

To qualify for appointment as assistant professor you must have a
PhD degree in scientific computing or a related subject. Priority
is given to applicants who have completed their PhD within five
years of the application deadline.

The conditions for the position and an instruction how to apply
are found at
The last date for submission of the application is December 17,


From: Jeff Todd <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:37:51 -0500
Subject: Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship at Berkeley Lab

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
and the Computational Research Division at the U.S. Department of
Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
invite applications for the Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in
Computational Science. The fellowship allows recent graduates
with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) to acquire further scientific
training at Berkeley Lab, one of the leading facilities for
scientific computing and to develop professional maturity for
independent research.

The Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science aims to
support recent graduates (within the past three years) with a
strong emphasis on computing or computational science. The
successful applicant will be compensated with a competitive
salary and excellent benefits. Applications are due by December
3, 2010 for Fall 2011. To apply, please submit in a single
attachment that includes the following:

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Statement of research interests
3) List of three references

This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of
renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing
availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.

For more information and to apply now visit:


From: Thomas Strohmer <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:15:48 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Compressive Sensing at UC Davis

University of California, Davis

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California,
Davis, is soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar
position with a starting date between March 2011 and October

To be considered for the Postdoctoral Scholar position, the
Department seeks applicants with a strong knowledge base in
Sparse Approximations, Compressive Sensing and/or
Optimization. Applicants are required to have completed their
Ph.D. by August 31, 2011 (or before the starting date, if the
starting date is earlier). The position requires working on
research related to two defense-based projects (DTRA/NSF and
DARPA), led by Professor Thomas Strohmer. The research is
concerned with developing theory and algorithms for sparse
recovery in connection with threat detection and radar. The
candidate should also have excellent programming skills in
Matlab. The annual salary of this position is $60,000, plus some
travel funds. The position carries no teaching duties, but
teaching may be possible upon request. The appointment is
renewable for a total of up to three years, assuming satisfactory

The UC Davis Math and Applied Math programs have been ranked
among the nation=92s top programs by the National Research Council
in its most recent report. Additional information about the
Department may be found at Our
postal address is Department of Mathematics, University of
California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8633.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. To
guarantee full consideration, the application should be received
by December 15, 2010 by submitting the AMS Cover Sheet and
supporting documentation (CV, publication list, letters of
reference, brief research statement) electronically through The University of California is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


From: Sarah Dance <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:34:47 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Position at Univ of Reading, UK

PDRA in flood modelling and data assimilation

The Environmental Systems Science Centre (ESSC) at the University
of Reading, UK wishes to recruit a post doctoral research fellow
in flood modelling and data assimilation. This 3 year post will
involve research into improved impact modelling of fluvial
flooding using data assimilation and remotely sensed data. The
applicant will have the opportunity to join the consortium
concerned with developing improved impact modelling under the
NERC Storm Risk Mitigation Research Programme. Candidates should
have (or expect shortly to obtain) a PhD or equivalent
experience, in a quantitative physical science, engineering or

For further information search for vacancy number RS10062 at

Closing date: 20 December 2010

Dr Sarah L Dance
Lecturer in Data Assimilation
Depts of Mathematics and Statistics, and Meteorology

Postal address: Department of Meteorology, PO Box 243,
Earley Gate, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6BB
Phone: 0118 378 6452


From: Monika Wojcik / Philip Morris International <monika.wojcik1@pmintl.=
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:11:06 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Philip Morris Intl, Switzerland


You are a mathematical modeling specialist with a passion for
problem solving. You encourage collaboration and you enjoy
working in a team. You have strong communication skills. You have
academic or industrial experience in simulations and modeling of
complex and real world problems.


The successful candidate will join the Computational Science &
Bioinformatics (CS&B) team of Philip Morris Products S.A. in
Neuch=E2tel, Switzerland. Computer modeling and simulation are
central to the highly multidisciplinary effort at the PMI R&D
Center. As a Scientist on the Disease Modeling and Simulation
team, you will develop sophisticated computational models of
biological networks and disease mechanisms, and play a major role
in the analysis and interpretation of complex datasets in the
context of disease pathways. You will provide general
mathematical expertise and create computational and statistical
tools to advance the research of the team. In addition you will
have the opportunity to test model-driven hypotheses by
interfacing with clinical and experimental scientists.
Specifically, you will:

* Develop rigorous mathematical and computational models of
disease mechanisms that are computationally and biologically
realistic, yet computationally feasible
* Develop optimization and calibration strategies to test the
models and develop a sense of their accuracy
* Develop hypotheses for disease mechanisms based on the analysis
of experimental data in the context of current scientific
* Communicate your mathematical ideas effectively with other
members of the disease modeling teams, specifically biologists
and non-mathematicians
* Use your mathematical expertise as an internal consultant to
enhance data analysis and disease projects
* Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team which executes
scientifically challenging projects


* You have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling,
Bioengineering, Computational Biology, Physics, or another
closely related field
* You have worked to develop sophisticated mathematical models
and are interested in problems in biology
* Preferably, you also have knowledge in the fields of
inflammation, cardiovascular disease and/or cancer
* You are able to communicate effectively with non-mathematician
* You are fluent in one or more modern scientific programming
* Fluency in English is a must.


You will benefit from our dynamic team of professionals, working
in a multicultural environment. We offer an excellent salary and
benefits package as well as relocation allowance (where


Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading
international tobacco company, with seven of the world=92s top 15
brands, including the number one cigarette brand worldwide.
PMI=92s products are sold in approximately 160 countries. In 2009,
the company held an estimated 15.4% share of the total
international cigarette market outside of the U.S., or 26.0%
excluding the People=92s Republic of China and the U.S. PMI is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, see

Want to maximize your potential? Come join our team!

If you match our profile and you are interested in joining our
dynamic team of professionals, please reply online at

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-17/EFTA citizenship is
required for this position.


From: Gerhard Zumbusch <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:34:18 -0500
Subject: PhD Position in Scientific Computing at Jena University

PhD research position on Numerical Methods within the
Collaborative Research Center SFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational
Wave Astronomy" is available from January 2011 at Jena

The PhD project will focus on the development and implementation
of numerical methods for second order wave equations, including
Finite Element and discontinuous Galerkin methods. A background
in one or more of the following is considered advantageous:
numerical methods for PDEs, differential geometry, exterior
calculus, general relativity, working experience in high-level
programming languages, parallel computing.

More information can be found at:


From: "Santorico, Stephanie" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:03:51 -0700
Subject: Grad Assistantship in Math/Stat at UC-Denver

The Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Department at the
University of Colorado at Denver is actively recruiting students
for its M.S. and Ph.D. programs. We would like to ask for your
help in recommending our program to students. UC-Denver is an
urban university located in the heart of downtown Denver. We
anticipate a significant number of open graduate assistantships
this year and are eager to identify promising students interested
in pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. in applied mathematics. Our program

* Vibrant research groups in Computational Mathematics, Discrete
Mathematics, Operations Research, Finite Geometry, Probability,
Statistics, Computational Biology and Mathematics Education.
* High faculty-to-student ratios, enabling students to develop
close working relationships with their advisors.
* Opportunities for collaborations with local industry and
national laboratories through our Math Clinic Program, our
Statistical Consulting Workshop and Statistical Consulting
* Financial support for Ph.D. students (over 75% of our
Ph.D. students receive financial support).
* Centers for Computational Mathematics and Computational
Biology, which provide opportunities for students to explore
multidisciplinary research collaborations.

Our college is strongly committed to the promotion of
diversity. We have a number of assistantships specific to
underrepresented populations.

Needless to say, there is the additional attraction of living at
the foot of the Rocky Mountains! Further information on our
program is available at, on the University of
Colorado at and on Denver at

Students should feel free to contact me directly, by email or
phone, to talk about further opportunities. I have also attached
a flyer for use as you see fit.

Best wishes,
Stephanie A. Santorico, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director


From: Yves Lucet <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:32:20 -0800
Subject: Grad Positions at Univ British Columbia, Canada

3 Graduate positions available on road optimization

Applications are invited for 3 graduate positions (2 MSc and 1
PhD) to work on the road optimization problem. The positions are
subject to budgetary approval.

You will join a dynamic group of researchers in optimization at
the University of British Columbia (Canada) on the fast growing
campus of Kelowna. The research team is interdisciplinary with
faculty member from Mathematics, Computer Science, and Civil
Engineering and is part of the OCANA research
group (

The research will involve the understanding, development and
numerical testing of new models for the road design problem. The
ideal applicant has a background in optimization (linear
programming, mixed integer programming, nonlinear programming,
etc.), some programming experience in C++, and the ability to
communicate effectively (in English) with our industrial
partner. Knowledge of standard Software engineering tools (unit
testing, version control, .NET) and civil engineering is a plus
but is not required.

For further detail (and deadlines) visit the UBC Okanagan
graduate school webpage at Interested
candidates must submit an application to the grad program
directly and contact Dr. Yves Lucet, Associate Professor Computer
Science at for further details (questions, name
of supervisor on the application form, etc.).


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:20:49 -0800
Subject: Computational Science Ph.D. Studies at San Diego State

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program ( joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We have financial support in the form of Teaching, Graduate and
Research Assistantships and Fellowships. Areas of interest
include Nonlinear Dynamics, Biomathematics, Soft Condensed Matter
Physics, Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity, Material
Sciences, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics and Physical Oceanography.

Please take a look here for details about the program including
application process. We started taking Applications Oct 1.

Best Regards,

Jose E. Castillo PhD
Director / Professor
Computational Science Research Center
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego State University
San Diego CA 92182-1245
619-5947205/3430, Fax 619-594-2459


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 20:41:05 +0100
Subject: Contents, BIT, 50(4)

BIT NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS Volume 50 No. 4 December 2010

A. RUHE / Editorial: Collaborators for volume 50, Introduction to
the contents of issue 50:4 689

H. BRUNNER and H. LIANG / Stability of collocation methods for
delay differential equations with vanishing delays 693

J.C. BUTCHER and T.M.H. CHAN / The tree and forest spaces with
applications to initial-value problem methods 713

S. DESCOMBES and M. THALHAMMER / An exact local error
representation of exponential operator splitting methods for
evolutionary problems and applications to linear Schr=F6dinger
equations in the semi-classical regime 729

N.S. HOANG / Dynamical Systems Method of gradient type for
solving nonlinear equations with monotone operators 751

Convergence analysis of finite element approximations of the
Joule heating problem in three spatial dimensions 781

T. JAHNKE and D. ALTINTAN / Efficient simulation of discrete
stochastic reaction systems with a splitting method 797

J. LI, L. SHEN and Z. CHEN / Convergence and stability of a
stabilized finite volume method for the stationary Navier-Stokes
equations 823

P. SABLONNI=C8RE, D. SBIBIH and M. TAHRICHI / Error estimate and
extrapolation of a quadrature formula derived from a quartic
spline quasi-interpolant 843

S.M. SHONTZ and S.A. VAVASIS / Analysis of and workarounds for
element reversal for a finite element-based algorithm for warping
triangular and tetrahedral meshes 863

M.D. STUBER, V. KUMAR and P.I. BARTON / Nonsmooth exclusion test
for finding all solutions of nonlinear equations 885



From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:53:52 +0000
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, 26(12)

Volume 26, Issue 12, December 2010
Article numbers: 125001--125015

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

The inverse electromagnetic scattering problem in a piecewise
homogeneous medium. Xiaodong Liu, Bo Zhang and Jiaqing Yang

Spatial resolution in photoacoustic tomography: effects of
detector size and detector bandwidth. Markus Haltmeier and
Gerhard Zangerl

Importance sampling approach for the nonstationary approximation
error method. J M J Huttunen, A Lehikoinen, J H\"am\"al\"ainen
and J P Kaipio

Accuracy of the linear sampling method for inverse obstacle
scattering: effect of geometrical and physical parameters. Nguyen
Trung Th\`anh and Mourad Sini

On the multi-frequency obstacle reconstruction via the linear
sampling method. Bojan B Guzina, Fioralba Cakoni and C\'edric

Inverse nonlocal Sturm--Liouville problem. Leonid Nizhnik

Uniqueness in shape identification of a time-varying domain and
related parabolic equations on non-cylindrical domains. Hajime
Kawakami and Masaaki Tsuchiya

An adjoint field approach to Fisher information-based sensitivity
analysis in electrical impedance tomography. Sven Nordebo,
Richard Bayford, Bengt Bengtsson, Andreas Fhager, Mats
Gustafsson, Parham Hashemzadeh, B\"orje Nilsson, Thomas Rylander
and Therese Sj\"oden

Reconstruction of dielectrics from experimental data via a hybrid
globally convergent/adaptive inverse algorithm. Larisa Beilina
and Michael V Klibanov

Stable determination of coefficients in the dynamical anisotropic
Schr \"odinger equation from the Dirichlet-to-Neumann map. Mourad
Bellassoued and David Dos Santos Ferreira

A global optimization method using a random walk on a topological
map and local variational inversions. M Berrada, F Badran, M
Cr\'epon and S Thiria

Compressive sensing principles and iterative sparse recovery for
inverse and ill-posed problems. Evelyn Herrholz and Gerd Teschke

Inverse problem of near-field scattering in multilayer
media. Konstantin P Gaikovich and Peter K Gaikovich

Convergence rates for Tikhonov regularization of coefficient
identification problems in Laplace-type equations. Dinh Nho H\`ao
and Tran Nhan Tam Quyen

Stable determination of an immersed body in a stationary Stokes
fluid. Andrea Ballerini

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