NA Digest Monday, December 6, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 49

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Allison Heard <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:53:24 +1300
Subject: John Butcher wins inaugural Jones Medal

Emeritus Professor John Butcher from The University of Auckland
was recently awarded the inaugural Jones Medal for lifetime
achievement in mathematical sciences. This medal has been
established in honour of Sir Vaughan Jones, one of John's former
undergraduate students in Auckland and the only New Zealander to
receive a Fields Medal.

John has done exceptional work on numerical methods for the
solution of ordinary differential equations, and has also been a
leader in the development of New Zealand mathematical sciences.
Perhaps most notably in 1972 he discovered an important
mathematical structure, now named the Butcher group, a full 26
years before it was rediscovered by Dirk Kreimer and (Fields
Medalist) Alain Connes in the guise of the Hopf Algebra of rooted
trees. This algebra has important applications in geometry and
theoretical physics.

At 77 years of age, John is one of the oldest mathematicians
still active in New Zealand. He "retired", as was compulsory at
the time, in 1999, but says that the period since then has been
one of the most productive in his research career. He has gone on
to publish more than 40 of the 150 or so scientific papers which,
along with three books, make up his extensive list of
publications. He maintains national and international research
collaborations and has continued to teach and take on new
postgraduate students.


From: Monika Wojcik <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 06:09:03 -0500
Subject: Job posting correction in NA Digest 10(48)

Dear NA Digest,

In Volume 10, Issue 48 of NA Digest, there was a error
in the following job announcement:

Postdoc Position in Philip Morris Intl, Switzerland

Postdoc Position should have been Permanent Position.

We apologize for any problems this has caused.

Monika Wojcik
Recruitment Administrator


From: Hyejin Kim <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:12:47 -0500
Subject: Student Paper Competition, 2011 Joint Statistical Meeting

Student Paper Competition
JSM 2011 (Miami, Florida)

The Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining (SLDM) of the
American Statistical Association and Statistical Analysis and
Data Mining (SAM) - which is a flagship journal of the SLDM - are
jointly sponsoring a student paper competition for the 2011 Joint
Statistical Meetings.

The paper might be an original methodological research or
analysis of data (from various fields including but not limited
to pharmaceutical, genomics, bioinformatics, imaging, defense,
business, public health) that uses principles and methods in
statistical learning and data mining.

Read the detail on entry requirements, criterias, and winner

Submission Deadline: January 28, 2011
Submit your paper!


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:00:41 +0000
Subject: Call for Submissions, 15th Leslie Fox Prize In NA

The Fifteenth Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on Monday
June 27th 2011, in the Manchester Institute for Mathematical
Sciences at The University of Manchester.

Entries for the Fifteenth Leslie Fox Prize competition should be
submitted by January 31, 2011. Any person who is less than 31
years old on January 1st, 2011 and has not already won a first
prize is eligible. Each entry should consist of a paper,
describing some of the candidate's research, that is suitable for
a 40 minute lecture at a numerical analysis meeting.

The entries will be considered by an Adjudicating Committee
comprising Mark Ainsworth (Strathclyde), Nick Gould (Rutherford
Appleton Laboratory) and Nick Higham (Manchester, Chairman).

Full details of the prize, and the submission procedure, may be
found at

Nick Higham
Chair, Fox Prize Committee
University of Manchester


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:10:44 +0000
Subject: Call for Donations, 15th Leslie Fox Prize in NA

The Leslie Fox Prize is a prestigious international prize in
numerical analysis, awarded based on a submitted paper and a
lecture. The Prize was set up in 1985 to honour Professor Leslie
Fox, who founded the Oxford University Computing Laboratory in
1957 and was the Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford from
1963 to 1983.

The Prize is financially underwritten by the Institute of
Mathematics and its Applications (IMA, and
administered by the Board of the IMA Journal of Numerical
Analysis who appoint the Adjudicating Committee. The organization
of each meeting from the call for entries, choice of date and
venue, and the adjudication of the prize, is in the hands of the
Adjudicating Committee.

The funding for the prize has been obtained by private donations
but the interest from the prize fund, particularly with current
rates, comes nowhere near covering the cost of the prizes, even
though these are far lower than appropriate for such a
significant honour. In view of the close relationship of the
Prize to IMAJNA, the IMA has agreed to underwrite the Prize but
it is still important to build the fund to a self-sustaining

Further donations to the Prize Fund are hereby solicited. For
details on how to donate, including a Donation Form, see

Nick Higham
Chair, Fox Prize Committee 2011
University of Manchester


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:57:05 -0500
Subject: New Book, Partial Differential Equations, 2nd Edition

Announcing the November 24, 2010, publication by SIAM of:

Partial Differential Equations: Analytical and Numerical Methods,
Second Edition, by Mark S. Gockenbach
2010 / xx + 654 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-0-898719-35-2 /
List Price $85.00 / SIAM Member Price $59.50 / Order Code OT122

Partial differential equations are essential for modeling many
physical phenomena. This undergraduate textbook introduces
students to the topic with a unique approach that emphasizes the
modern finite element method alongside the classical method of
Fourier analysis.

Additional features of this new edition include broader coverage
of PDE methods and applications, with new chapters on the method
of characteristics, Sturm=96Liouville problems, and Green=92s
functions, and a new section on the finite difference method for
the wave equation. The author continues to emphasize Fourier
series and finite element methods, which were the primary scope
of the first edition.

The book also features emphasis on linear algebra, particularly
the idea of best approximation; realistic physical parameters and
meaningful experiments for many of the examples and exercises;
and tutorials for the most popular software (MATLAB=AE,
Mathematica=AE, and Maple=99) that can be used to reproduce the
examples and solve the exercises.

For complete information on this title (including the full Table
of Contents, Preface and Index) and all other SIAM books, please


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:49:46 -0500
Subject: New Book, Nonlin Waves in Integrable and Nonintegrable Sys

Announcing the November 19, 2010, publication by SIAM of:
Nonlinear Waves in Integrable and Nonintegrable Systems
By Jianke Yang, 2010 / Approx. xxvi + 430 pages / Softcover
ISBN 978-0-898717-05-1 / List Price $85.00
SIAM Member Price $59.50 / Order Code MM16

This book presents cutting-edge developments in the theory and
experiments of nonlinear waves. Its comprehensive coverage of
analytical methods for nonintegrable systems is the first of its
kind. It also covers in great depth analytical methods for
integrable equations, and comprehensively describes efficient
numerical methods for all major aspects of nonlinear wave

In addition, the book presents the latest experiments on
nonlinear waves in optical systems and Bose=96Einstein condensates,
especially in periodic media. The book contains a large number
of simple and efficient MATLAB codes for various nonlinear wave
computations, which readers can easily adapt to solve their own
problems. The codes can also be found on an associated Web page

Contents: List of Figures, Preface, Derivation of nonlinear wave
equations, Integrable theory for the nonlinear Schr=F6dinger
equation, Theories for integrable equations with higher-order
scattering operators, Soliton perturbation theories and
applications, Theories for nonintegrable equations, Nonlinear
wave phenomena in periodic media, Numerical methods for nonlinear
wave equations, Bibliography, Index.

For more information about this and all other SIAM books, please


From: AndrR.Brodtkorb <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 01:37:51 -0500
Subject: Winter School on Multiscale Methods, Norway, Jan 2011

It is a pleasure to announce that the 11th Geilo Winter School
will take place at Dr. Holms Hotel in the week 23-28 January,
2011. Detailed information about the school is available at our
webpages, , and the registration
deadline is December 20, 2010.

This years topic is "Mathematical and Numerical Methods for
Multiscale Problems", and I hope that many of you will find the
topic interesting. We will focus on a few selected and
challenging multiscale problem from material science and
subsurface flow, and present mathematical and numerical methods
suitable for these problems.


From: "Dr. Yalchin Efendiev" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 15:54:05 -0500
Subject: Workshop in Large-Scale Inv Prob & UQ, Texas, Feb 2011

IAMCS Workshop in Large-Scale Inverse Problems and Uncertainty
Quantification, February 24-25, 2011
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USA

The ability to solve large-scale inverse problems and to quantify
uncertainty is an essential precondition towards the goal of
accurate predictions in many data-intensive applications.
Challenges in this area are numerous due to multiple scales and
uncertainties in physical processes. The workshop will focus on:
- Efficient data assimilation techniques.
- Robust and accurate model reduction techniques.
- Constructing and assessing the statistical accuracy of
- Implementation of these methods on today's computer

This workshop brings together researchers working in these areas,
with the goal of developing and improving systematic techniques
for large-scale inverse problems and uncertainty quantification.
It will consist of a number of plenary and invited presentations.
Confirmed plenary speakers are:
- George Biros, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Geir Evensen, Statoil Research Centre
- David Higdon, Los Alamost National Laboratory
- Nicholas Zabaras, Cornell University
We particularly encourage poster presentations.

There is no registration fee. Interested participants should
contact Information will be provided at and will be updated


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 06:37:51 -0500
Subject: IMA Maths 2011, London, Mar 2011

IMA MATHEMATICS 2011, 24 March 2011
Saddlers=92 Hall, Gutter Lane, London

The IMA is holding a major one day conference on mathematics and
its applications for the present day on 24 March 2011 at
Saddlers' Hall, Gutter Lane, London. The aim of the conference
is to bring together people with an interest in mathematics and
its applications to consider current issues in the subject. The
conference topics will cover research topics in mathematics;
public understanding of mathematics and industrial applications
of mathematics. These topics will be of interest to both
mathematicians and those working with mathematicians as the
presentations will address the impact of the work rather than
emphasise its technical nature. The conference will give an
opportunity for informal discussion between people who are
interested in a variety of areas in mathematics.

This conference is the next in the series following successful
conferences held in Manchester in 2005 and London in 2007, 2008,
2009 and 2010.

Registration will open shortly at

Further information can be found at the conference website:

For conference queries please contact

Pamela Bye, Conference Support Officer
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Tel: 01702 354020


From: Bahaj Mohamed <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 06:04:00 -0500
Subject: NA Congress, Settat, Morocco, Apr 2011

Announcing the following congress:

"Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing with Applications in
Sciences & Engineering"

April 19/20 2011
Settat, Morocco.



From: henon <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:05:44 +0100
Subject: 2nd CFP, PRECOND 2011, France, May 2011


Abstract submission due: December 17, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 17, 2011
Conference: May 16--18, 2011

This conference is a sequel to six successful "preconditioning"
meetings (one every two years since 1999). The goal of the
conference is to exchange ideas on recent developments in
preconditioning techniques for sparse linear systems of
equations, and to a lesser extent for eigenvalue problems.
Precon-11 will highlight two important themes related to the full
exploitation of petaflop-scale computers for solving large sparse
matrix problems. The first of these themes is 'multi-core
programming' and the second is 'graph and mesh partitioning'.

Pascal Henon, INRIA / TOTAL
Esmond Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Wei-Pai Tang, The Boeing Company

For further information please visit the conference website at
or contact the symposium chairs at


From: Andres Iglesias <>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 03:08:44 +0100
Subject: CFP, CASA'2011, Spain, Jun 2011

Ninth International Workshop on Computer Algebra Systems and
Their Applications, CASA'2011
20-23 June 2011, University of Cantabria, Santander (SPAIN)
Conference site:
Contact person: Andres Iglesias, <>

Computer Algebra (also known as Symbolic Computation or
Computational Algebra) has found applications in many domains of
science such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering,
computer science, computational biology, education, etc. The
computer algebra systems (CAS) such as Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD,
Reduce, Axiom, Lie, Matlab, Scilab, CoCoa, MuMATH, Derive,
Pari-GP, SMP, MathCAD, Macsyma, Scratchpad, Magma, Singular,
SARAG, Risa/Asir, GAP (and many others that have been developed
so far) are becoming more and more popular and now they are
valuable tools for teaching, research and industry.

* December 31, 2010: Draft papers due
* March 7, 2011: Notification of Acceptance
* April 4, 2011: Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration
* June 20-23, 2011: Conference in Santander, Spain

All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society
Press. In addition, the accepted papers will be scheduled for
oral presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at
least one of the authors to register and present the paper. See
the web page for paper submission instructions.

For further inquiries and information, visit the workshop
web site:


From: Gabriele Steidl <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 07:30:25 -0500
Subject: Symposium, Variational Image Analysis, Heidelberg, Jul 2011

Symposium on Variational Image Analysis: Challenges and
Heidelberg, Germany, July 4-6, 2011

Variational methods form the core methodology of mathematical
modeling and computational approaches to image analysis. They
provide a solid basis for linking theory to applications and for
taking into account various mathematical aspects of this
multidisciplinary field. The symposium aims to bring together
leading experts and young researchers in order to survey the
state-of-the-art research in the field.

The symposium will consist of invited talks and a poster
session. It belongs to a series of scientific events organized
on occasion of the 625th birthday of the University of Heidelberg
in 2011.

Further information:


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:45:32 -0500
Subject: ICIAM 2011, Vancouver, Canada, Jul 2011

There has been so much activity surrounding ICIAM
2011 (Vancouver, BC, Canada from July 18 =96 22, 2011) that it is
difficult to know where to start.

Most importantly, registration is now live!
( Early bird rates will be
available until February 28, 2011 so register soon.

All contributed minisymposia taking place at the Congress have
been confirmed. You can find the list on the ICIAM website

I would like to draw your attention to a number of travel
subsidies ( available to young US
researchers, Canadian mathematical sciences students and
participants from developing nations. Information on visas is
available at on the Government of
Canada website.

Don=92t forget that the deadline for abstract submissions for
minisymposia and contributed speakers is December 15, 2010!

For the latest ICIAM 2011 deadlines, announcements and reminders,
sign up for e-lerts ( or follow ICIAM
2011 on Twitter @ICIAM2011. Don=92t forget to visit I would like to close by expressing our
sadness at the passing of Prof. Jerrold Marsden, co-Chair of the
Scientific Program Committee for ICIAM 2011 and a member of the
Steering Committee, who lost his battle with cancer on September
21, 2010.


From: Julie Langou <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:40:53 -0500
Subject: Two Senior Software Engineer Positions, Berkeley and Denver

The University of California, Berkeley and the University of
Colorado Denver are looking for two bright, motivated persons to
join as Senior Software Engineer/Programmer, to work on
development of numerical software within the LAPACK (Linear
Algebra PACKage) and ScaLAPACK (SCAlable Linear Algebra PACKage)
projects. This is in the context of NSF award OCI #1032861 with
PIs Jack Dongarra (UT), Jim Demmel (UC Berkeley), and Julien
Langou UC Denver.

Top-notch software skills are mandatory. Experience with Fortran,
C, and MPI programming is mandatory.

A candidate with a primary background in computer science is also
expected to have a track record of working with problems in
numerical computing. An ideal candidate would have experience
with solving dense and/or sparse systems of linear equations
and/or eigenvalue problems.

A candidate with a primary background in numerical mathematics is
also expected to have a solid background in fundamental areas of
computer science including: computer architecture, languages and
compilers, data structures and algorithms, software engineering,
and autotuning.

Excellent communication skills are essential. Team spirit is
mandatory. A willingness to participate in a highly diverse,
multi-disciplinary environment is also essential. Generally the
Ph.D. degree is expected, but an M.S. with 3 to 5 years of
related research or work experience will also be considered.

Applications should be sent to (, this
includes a CV and a list of references. If you have a location
preference (Denver, CO or Berkeley, CA or no preference), please
indicate it. Salary will range from 50K to 70K a year depending
on location and experience. Initial appointment will be of one
year with a possible extension.


From: Xiangmin Jiao <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 12:55:17 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position in CS&E at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University=92s Department of Computer Science and the
New York Center for Computational Sciences (NYCCS) invites
applicants for a joint tenure-track faculty position in the area
of computational science and engineering, and high-performance
computing and systems for Fall 2011. We are looking for faculty
candidates with a demonstrable research record in these areas and
a commitment to multidisciplinary research. The Department of
Computer Science currently has more than 40 faculty members.
There are five main research areas in the Department: computer
systems, visual computing, logic programming/database,
concurrency/verification, and algorithms, and is in the midst of
a period of expansion. NYCCS, a joint venture of Stony Brook
University (SBU) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), was
formed in 2007 to advance scientific discovery in areas related
to the missions of the partner institutions, and also in areas
related to the broader scientific agenda and economic development
of New York State. NYCCS hardware consists of an 18- rack IBM
Blue Gene/L and a 2-rack Blue Gene/P supercomputer (100+25Tf
total) owned by SBU and located at nearby BNL. Detailed
information can be found at and Stony Brook University is a member of
the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and
co-manager of BNL.

Application Instructions

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely
related discipline, be committed to excellence in research, and
have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. To apply,
submit a cover letter and resume/CV (electronically preferred) to or alternatively to:

Kathryn Germana
Department of Computer Science
2434 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4400

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. A joint appointment with another department
within the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of
Engineering and Applied Sciences is likely for candidates with
interdisciplinary research interests.

For a full position description and/or application procedures,
visit (Ref. #F-6600-10-11).

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer.


From: Robert Mee <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:16:04 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position in Business Analytics at Univ of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Business Analytics

The University of Tennessee College of Business Administration
invites applications and nominations for a tenure track,
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position in the Department of
Statistics, Operations, and Management Science. A primary
research interest in developing analytic tools relevant to
business is expected. Success publishing research in top
journals is desired, along with an interest in collaboration with
other College of Business colleagues and experience with finding
solutions to business problems. The position is being advertised
at all levels: assistant, associate, full professor. Review of
applications will begin in January 2011 and will continue until
the position is filled. Effective date of employment will be
August 1, 2011. Compensation will be competitive.

Required: A Ph.D. degree in a business discipline, Computer
Science, Statistics, or Operations Research as of the starting
date of employment.

Preferred: The ideal candidate will have: Experience in applying
analytics to real business problems (work experience in a
business analytics group is highly desirable); Commitment to a
scholarly research record - as evidenced by publications in top
tier journals; Quality teaching at all levels; Knowledge of
widely used technologies in business analytics; Appreciation of
the role of analytics in various business functions; Ability to
work well with college and departmental colleagues on
interdisciplinary problems.

Application Procedure
Qualified individuals should send a complete application package
to Professor Robert Mee, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee,
c/o The application package should
include a curriculum vita, evidence of successful prior
teaching (course materials, teaching evaluations, etc.), a recent
publication or working paper, a statement of their successes
dealing with practical business projects, and contact information
consisting of three (3) references. Letters of reference should
be directed separately to Professor Mee at the University of
Tennessee, 916 Volunteer Blvd., 333 Stokely Management Center,
Knoxville, TN 37996-0532.

For additional details, go to

EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for
employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,
or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and
conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee
are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee,
and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be
consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with
the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states
that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or
disability in its education programs and activities, and this
policy extends to employment by the University.


From: "Lee, Namyong" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 04:17:45 +0000
Subject: Tenure Track Position in Appl Math, Minn St Univ, Mankato

Tenure Track Position in Applied Mathematics
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Mathematics
position (tenure-track) in Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Applicants need
to have an earned doctorate in mathematics with emphasis in
applied mathematics. Strong applicants in all applied
mathematics areas will be considered. Applicants also need to
demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and superior
communication skills.

For more information and online application go to

Job Title: Mathematics, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
PRF #12011

AA/EOE and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities System.


From: Peter Schmid <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:47:55 +0100
Subject: Postdoc Position in Flow Control/Model Reduction

Under the project ECOSEA (Estimation, COntrole et Stabilisation
d'Ecoulement Aerodynamique; Estimation, control and stabilization
of aerodynamic shear flows) funded by the Fondation de Recherche
pour l'Aeronautique et l'Espace (FRAE; Foundation for Aerospace
Research) we can offer a one-year postdoctoral position shared
between ONERA-DAFE (D=E9partement d'A=E9rodynamique Fondamental et
Exp=E9rimental) and the Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique (LadHyX) at
the Ecole Polytechnique.

The project is concerned with the design and implementation of
algorithms for the reduced description of the input-output
behavior of flow models arising in aeronautical
applications. Special emphasis will be directed towards (i)
adaptive multi-point Krylov techniques for the efficient
extraction of transfer functions directly from numerical
simulations, and (ii) the development and application of the
Discrete Empirical Interpolation Method for the reduction of
nonlinear fluid systems.

The candidate will be part of a research group on flow control
and model reduction jointly headed by Denis Sipp (ONERA/DAFE) and
Peter Schmid (LadHyX) and is expected to interact and actively
participate in the research activities of the group. Knowledge
and previous exposure to concepts of flow control and model
reduction are desirable, but any candidate with an appropriate
background will be given due consideration.

Applications for the position should include a letter of
motivation, a CV and a list of publications and should be sent to
D. Sipp ( or P. Schmid
( For questions and more
information, please do not hesitate to contact D. Sipp or
P. Schmid.


From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:11:51 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions in UQ at ICES, UT-Austin

The Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences
(PECOS, within the Institute for
Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University
of Texas at Austin has openings for Post-Doctoral Scholars to
develop computational algorithms and tools to enable validation
and uncertainty quantification of complex physical
models. Applicants are sought with a strong background and
experience in statistics, numerical PDEs, and one or more of the
following: stochastic PDEs, inverse problems, large-scale
optimization, model reduction, information theory, and Bayesian
inference. Experience in scientific computing, large-scale
parallel code development, C++, and modern software engineering
practices is essential. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in
engineering, science, applied mathematics, or a related
field. This is a security sensitive position.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter indicating
your interest, a current CV, and the names and contact
information of at least 3 references to Dr. Robert D. Moser at
the following email address: The
University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


From: andrew stuart <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 17:19:48 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Postdoc Position at Warwick University

Postdoctoral Position
Bayesian Inverse Problems in Differential Equations
Warwick University Mathematics Institute
October 2011 for 21 months

Andrew Stuart
Mathematics Institute Office: +UK (0)24-7652-2685
University of Warwick Department: +UK (0)24-7652-4661
Coventry CV4 7AL Fax: +UK (0)24-7652-4182


From: George Ostrouchov <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:44:57 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Comp Stats at Oak Ridge National Lab

The Statistics and Data Sciences Group, and the Scientific
Computing Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory seek
outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position in
computational statistics. This position provides a unique
opportunity to work with some of the world's leading experts in
analysis and visualization of large climate data on some of the
world's largest massively-parallel computing resources.

The successful candidate will design and develop data-parallel
methods for the analysis of large climate data as part of a
multi-institution project team consisting of climate scientists,
computational and computer scientists, and statisticians. The
candidate will push the capabilities of the R statistical
computing environment beyond its current limits in data-parallel
statistical computing and have opportunity for software releases
and publications.

For more information and for application, please follow the link

George Ostrouchov, Ph.D.
Statistics and Data Sciences Group
Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(865) 574-3137


From: Victor Didenko <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:38:10 -0500
Subject: PhD Positions at Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Two PhD positions in Applied Functional Analysis/Numerical
Analysis are open for application at the Faculty of Science of
the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The positions are limited to
three years and start in August, 2011 or earlier.

Possible research topics include approximation methods for
boundary integral equations, operators arising in wavelet
analysis, mathematical and computational modeling of phenomena in
plane elasticity and fluid mechanics.

A strong background in numerical, functional, and complex
analysis is expected. For one position experience in using Matlab
is considered advantageous.

Applications should be sent via the university. For details on
how to apply see

For more information, contact Professor Victor Didenko, Email:


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 19:03:01 +0200
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, 15(4)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 15, Number 4, 2010

A free on-line edition is available at:


Symmetry analysis for steady boundary-layer stagnation-point flow
of Rivlin-Ericksen fluid of second grade subject to suction,
pp. 379-396, M.B. Abd-el-Malek, H.S. Hassan.

Existence results for a class of $\bm{(p,q)$ Laplacian systems,
pp. 397-403, G.A. Afrouzi, M. Mirzapour.

Existence and uniqueness theorem to a unimolecular heterogeneous
catalytic reaction model, pp. 405-421, A. Ambrazevicius.

Solution of the Davey-Stewartson equation using homotopy analysis
method, pp. 423-433, H. Jafari, M. Alipour.

Comments on "Lie group analysis of natural convection heat and
mass transfer in an inclined surface", pp. 435-436, M. Jalil,
S. Asghar.

Exact solutions for the unsteady rotational flow of a generalized
second grade fluid through a circular cylinder, pp. 437-444,
M. Kamran, M. Imran, M. Athar.

On the convergence rates of Gladyshev's Hurst index estimator,
pp. 445-449, K. Kubilius, D. Melichov.

Modeling nonlinear systems using multiple piecewise linear
equations, pp. 451-458, G.K. Lowe, M.A. Zohdy.

Qualitative behavior of three species food chain around inner
equilibrium point: spectral analysis, pp. 459-472, S. Mandal,
M.M. Panja, S. Ray, S.K. Roy.

Stability analysis of an eco-epidemiological model incorporating
a prey refuge, pp. 473-491, A.K. Pal, G.P. Samanta.

On the eigenvalue problems for differential operators with
coupled boundary conditions, pp. 493-500, S. Sajavicius.

Investigation of the spectrum for the Sturm-Liouville problem
with one integral boundary condition, pp. 501-512, A. Skucaite,
K. Skucaite-Bingele, S. Peciulyte, A. Stikonas.


From: Hyejin Kim <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:58:41 -0500
Subject: Contents, WICS-Computational Statistics, 2(6)


Splines, knots, and penalties
Paul H. C. Eilers and Brian D. Marx


Wavelet methods
Piotr Fryzlewicz

Focus Article

Bayesian wavelet shrinkage
Gabriel Huerta

Advanced Reviews

The grammar of graphics
Leland Wilkinson

Natural homogeneous coordinates
Edward J. Wegman and Yasmin H. Said


Geometry in statistics (pages 686=96694)
Paul W. Vos and Paul Marriott
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2010
DOI: 10.1002/wics.128

Advanced Reviews

Tracing ridge regression coefficients
Gary C. McDonald

Focus Articles

Martin Theus

Pseudogrand tour
Rida E. Moustafa

Steepest descent
Juan C. Meza

Aylin Alin

Roberto G. Gutierrez

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