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From: "John G. Lewis" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:07:33 -0600
Subject: Change of Scenery

With the beginning of the new year, please send professional
email to me at jglewis <at> cs <dot> washington <dot> edu, where
I will retain my affiliate professorship in retirement.

John G. Lewis


From: Karel Segeth <>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 13:31:12 +0100 (CET)
Subject: 2010 Babuska Prize Awarded

In December 2010, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the
Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the
I. Babuska Prize for the best work in scientific computing
submitted by students and young scientists. The Prize winner for
2010 is Dr Bedrich Sousedik from the Faculty of Civil Engineering
of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) and the
University of Colorado in Denver. The work honored is his PhD
thesis Comparison of some domain decomposition methods.

Further winners were delivered diplomas of honor. The second
position was shared by Dr Alexandros Markopoulos from the Faculty
of Mechanical Engineering of the VSB-Technical University of
Ostrava for his PhD thesis Scalable methods of domain
decomposition for solving static problems of mechanics and Dr
Miloslav Vlasak from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of
Charles Univerity in Prague who submitted his PhD thesis
Numerical solution of convection-diffusion problems by
discontinuous Galerkin method. The third position was awarded to
Dr Jan Sykora from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the CTU
who presented his PhD thesis Multi-scale modeling of transport
processes in masonry structures.

Further diplomas of honor were delivered to MS theses. The first
position in this category was taken by J. Kopacka from the
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the CTU. The second position
was shared by M. Hadrava and A. Kosik (both from the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics of Charles Univerity in Prague). The
third position was awarded to L. Mraz (Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering of the CTU).

The Prize was established in 1994 by Ivo Babuska.


From: "Le Thi, Thanh-Ha, Springer DE" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:13:59 +0100
Subject: New Springer LNCSE and TCSE Publications

Lecture Notes in Computational Science and
Engineering (

LNCSE 73: H.-J. Bungartz, M. Mehl, M. Sch=C3=A4fer (Eds.): Fluid
Structure Interaction II - Modelling, Simulation,
Optimization (

LNCSE 74: D. Tromeur-Dervout, G. Brenner, D.R. Emerson,
J. Erhel (Eds.): Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics
2008 (

LNCSE 75: A.N. Gorban, D. Roose (Eds.): Coping with Complexity:
Model Reduction and Data Analysis

LNCSE 76: J.S. Hesthaven, E.M. R=C3=B8nquist (Eds.): Spectral and High
Order Methods for Partial Differential
Equations (

LNCSE 77: M. Holtz: Sparse Grid Quadrature in High Dimensions
with Applications in Finance and Insurance

LNCSE 78: Y. Huang, R. Kornhuber, O. Widlund, J. Xu (Eds.):
Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering XIX

LNCSE 79: M. Griebel, M.A. Schweitzer (Eds.): Meshfree Methods
for Partial Differential Equations V

LNCSE 80 - Tutorial: P. Lauritzen, C. Jablonowski, M. Taylor,
R.D. Nair (Eds.): Numerical Techniques for Global Atmospheric
Models (

Texts in Computational Science and
Engineering (

TCSE 7: A. Tveito, H.P. Langtangen, B.F. Nielsen, X. Cai:
Elements of Scientific
Computing (


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:36:45 -0500
Subject: New Book, Linear Samp Meth in Inverse EM Scattering

Announcing the December 16, 2010 publication by SIAM of

The Linear Sampling Method in Inverse Electromagnetic Scattering,
by Fioralba Cakoni, David Colton, and Peter Monk

December 2010 / x + 142 pages / ISBN 978-0-898719-39-0
Price $55.00 / SIAM/CBMS Member Price $38.50 / Order Code CB80

The linear sampling method is the oldest and most developed of
the qualitative methods in inverse scattering theory. It is based
on solving a linear integral equation and then using the
equation=E2=80=99s solution as an indicator function for the
determination of the support of the scattering object. This book
describes the linear sampling method for a variety of
electromagnetic scattering problems. It presents uniqueness
theorems and the derivation of various inequalities on the
material properties of the scattering object from a knowledge of
the far field pattern of the scattered wave.

Also covered are the approximation properties of Herglotz wave
functions; the behavior of solutions to the interior transmission;
problem,a novel interior boundary value problem; and numerical
examples of the inversion scheme

This book is intended for mathematicians and engineers performing
research in inverse electromagnetic scattering theory. It is also
appropriate for an advanced graduate course on inverse problems.

For complete information about this and all other SIAM books,
please visit


From: Alfa Heryudono <>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 08:14:50 -0500
Subject: Conf: Radial Basis Functions, Massachusetts, Jun 2011

Theme: Radial Basis Functions: Mathematical Developments and
Date: June 20 - 24 2011
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

The mission of our RBF conference is to educate and motivate
researchers (at all levels) and students in RBF methods, and to
stimulate and inspire research in this field. The conference will
feature ten talks by two leading researchers in this field, Bengt
Fornberg at the Applied Mathematics Department of the University
of Colorado at Boulder and Natasha Flyer at the Institute for
Mathematics Applied to Geosciences of National Center for
Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

The talks will be designed to appeal to both experts and novices,
and to stimulate discussion and collaboration between the
speakers and attendees about recent advances and open problems in
RBF. This conference will provide an environment to communicate
the latest research and development of RBF methods in recent
years, and will attract a wider and more diverse group of
researchers to undertake research in RBF methods and build a
supportive community of RBF researchers.

Registration information can be found in:


From: Mladen Rogina <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:01:35 -0500
Subject: ApplMath11, Trogir, Croatia, Jun 2011

Seventh Conference on Applied Mathematics and Scientific
Computing, June 13-17, 2011, Trogir, Croatia

Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Zagreb, Croatia, is organizing
Seventh Conference on Applied Mathematics and Scientific, to be
held in Trogir, June 13-17, 2011. All relevant information,
including registration forms, hotel accommodation, styles
etc. can be found on

The aim of the Conference is the exchange of ideas, methods and
problems between various disciplines of applied mathematics. Non
mathematicians using mathematics as a tool are also encouraged to
take part in the Conference. The first six conferences had a
strong international flavor. Each one had a special topic, see
the related web sites. Accepted manuscripts will be published in
Mathematical Communications.

Topics of the Conference: Splines and wavelets with applications
to CAGD, CAD/CAM, computer graphics and differential
equations (main topic), Mathematical methods in continuum
mechanics, Ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical
mathematics and scientific computing in general.

Important deadlines:
Accommodation: May 1, 2011
Early registration: April 15, 2011
Abstract submission: April 1, 2011
Beginning of the conference/late registration: June 13, 2011
Manuscript submission: October 1, 2011


From: "NAKAJIMA, Kengo" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 09:50:34 +0900
Subject: CFP: Comp Earth Science Workshop, Japan, Jun 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: First International Workshop on Advances in
High-Performance Computational Earth Sciences: Applications and
Frameworks (IHPCES-2011)

Tsukuba, Japan, Jun 1-3, 2011

To be held in conjunction with 11th International Conference on
Computational Science (ICCS2011), "The Ascent of Computational
Excellence in the Land of the Rising Sun", Tsukuba, Japan, June
1-3, 2011

Paper Submission (10-pages) Due: January 17, 2011 (extended !)
Author Notification: February 20, 2011

The IHPCES-2011 workshop will provide a forum for presentation
and discussion on the state-of-the-art research in
high-performance computational earth sciences.

Emphasis will be on novel advanced high-performance computational
algorithms, formulations and simulations, as well as the related
issues for computational environments and infrastructure for
development of high-performance computational earth sciences.
These kinds of interactions are particularly encouraged at the
post-petascale and exascale where multidisciplinary
collaborations for high-performance computational earth sciences
are highly required.

Deatailed infomation for submission is found at


From: "Paulo M. Pimenta" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 06:34:01 -0500
Subject: 10th World Congress on Comp Mech, Brazil, Jul 2012

will take place in the vibrant city of S=C3=A3o Paulo, Brazil, 8=E2=80=9313
July 2012. Please take a look at your agenda and plan to join us
for a truly exciting congress. This tenth edition is a historic
landmark to our community and you will have the opportunity to
meet distinguished colleagues, have a fruitful exchange of ideas
and also feel the Brazilians' reputation as a warm and friendly
people. We are strongly committed to making this an outstanding,
enjoyable and memorable congress.

Important dates are:

Mini-symposium proposal period: March 1 =E2=80=93 July 31, 2011
Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance: January 31, 2012
Deadline for early registration: March 31, 2012

For detailed and updated information please visit frequently the
congress website at, or send us an email to

We look forward to welcoming you in Brazil for the WCCM 2012!

Warmest regards,

Paulo M. Pimenta
Congress Chairman


From: "Alison Conway" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:37:03 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Fellowship, Centre for Mathematical Medicine


The Centre for Mathematical Medicine (CMM), hosted at the Fields
Institute, invites applications from candidates for two
Fields-CMM postdoctoral fellowships of a duration of one year to
commence July 1, 2011 (or on a negotiable date thereafter).

Candidates should have strong interest in current
interdisciplinary activity at the Centre. While positions are
open to all areas of mathematical medicine and biology,
preference will be given to those individuals whose research is
concerned with the current principal areas of CMM focus:
mathematical oncology, computational neuroscience,
bioinformatics, or biomechanics of soft tissues. In particular,
we are looking for individuals interested in collaborative
interaction with clinicians and experimentalists.

The fellowships provide for a period of engagement in research
and participation in the Centre's activities. They award a
stipend of $20,000 and are offered in conjunction with a Fields
Affiliate or Principal Sponsoring University. The partner
institution matches Fields' support, and fellows may also
teach (at most) one university course per semester for an
additional stipend. On the cover sheet of your application,
please list any faculty members at these partner institutions who
may be appropriate supervisors. You are encouraged to apply
directly to these universities as well.

Applicants seeking postdoctoral fellowships funded by other
agencies (such as NSERC or international fellowships) are
encouraged to request the Fields Institute as their proposed
location of tenure, and should apply to the Institute for a
letter of invitation.

Eligibility: Candidates who will have a recent PhD (awarded
normally not more than five years before tenure of the
Fellowship) in any of the above fields, or a related area of the
mathematical sciences, are encouraged to apply.

The Fields Institute is committed to diversity and welcomes
applications from women, members of First Nations or visible
minorities, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority
groups, and others who may contribute to the diversity of ideas.

To guarantee consideration, applications should be received by
April 1, 2011 (late applications will be accepted until the
positions are filled). Applicants must apply through


From: Xavier Vasseur <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 08:04:59 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Data Assim, CERFACS/IRIT, Toulouse

A postdoctoral position in numerical optimization and data
assimilation (duration of 18 months) is open in the joint
laboratory between CERFACS (Parallel Algorithms Team) and
IRIT (Parallel Algorithms and Optimization team).

We are looking for a bright, motivated person with a good
research record and the ability to join existing projects in
numerical optimization with a good initiative in pursuing new
research directions. A PhD in applied mathematics with a strong
interest in numerical optimization and data assimilation is

The ADTAO project involves several partners in Toulouse who are
internationally recognized experts in environmental modelling,
data assimilation and applied mathematics. The partners share a
common objective: to design the next generation of operational
data assimilation systems for large, multi-scale and highly
nonlinear dynamical systems. The project focuses on the
development of an efficient algorithm for solving noisy large
scale nonlinear least-squares problems with up to 100 million of

Using variational methods, scientific computation and numerical
optimization, the successful candidate will develop new
techniques for the assimilation of data into stochastic dynamical
systems and propose numerical algorithms that are both globally
convergent and amenable to modern parallel architectures.

A particular strength of the project is its access to real-life
applications arising in meteorology or in oceanography through
strong and well developed academic/industrial collaborations
within a very active research program in applied mathematics and
advanced scientific computing.

A highly competitive salary, mobility and travel allowances will
be offered. Criteria for selection include demonstrated research
ability in applied mathematical sciences, strength in verbal and
written communication.

For more information about Toulouse:

Interested candidates should send applications containing cover
letter, CV (with the list of publications if any), the names and
contact of at least two referees sent before February 15th, 2011
to both Serge Gratton ( and Xavier
Vasseur (

Name: Serge Gratton
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 19 30 18 /+33 (0)5 34 32 22 04

Name: Xavier Vasseur
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 19 30 23


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:27:08 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Postdoc Position, Parallel Numerics and Software, Utah

University of Utah, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute,

Post Doctoral Fellow in Parallel Scalable Algorithms and Software

This position is part of a research program to extend the Uintah
software ( as applied to challenging problems
in combustion and energy to petascale and beyond using novel
algorithmic and software approaches. Uintah is a scalable,
highly parallel framework designed to simulate complex
fluid-structure interaction problems, with a clear partition
between the parallel framework and the numerical algorithms.

The postdoc will be expected to perform algorithmic and parallel
computing research to help Uintah scale to beyond 98K cores. The
work is projected to last for three years and will involve
research, analysis, and continuing development of scalable
adaptive algorithms in the areas such as adaptive meshing and
linear solvers in the context of combustion and energy-related
problems combined with implementation and scaling studies using
the Uintah code base.

The requirement is for an individual with highly developed
algorithmic and C++ programming skills who must have experience
in developing parallel algorithms and software. Familiarity with
adaptive grid and/or linear solver techniques is desirable.
Please contact Martin Berzins ( for further


From: "Jose E. Castillo" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:31:19 -0800
Subject: Computational Science Ph.D. Studies in San Diego

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: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:57:32 -0600
Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, 9(2)

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Vol 9, No. 2, 2011
Table of Contents

Full articles are online at

Regular Articles:

*Unique minimizer for a random functional with double-well
potential in dimension 1 and 2, Nicolas Dirr and Enza Orlandi

*Entropies for radially symmetric higher-order nonlinear
diffusion equations, Mario Bukal, Ansgar Juegel, and Daniel

*Corrector theory for elliptic equations in random media with
singular Green's function. Application to random boundaries,
Guillaume Bal and Wenjia Jing

*Unconditionally stable schemes for higher order inpainting,
Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb and Andrea Bertozzi

*A mathematical model for the hard sphere repulsion in ionic
solutions, YunKyong Hyon, Bob Eisenberg, and Chun Liu

*Pricing and hedging contingent claims with regime switching
risk, Robert J. Elliott and Tak Kuen Siu

*Exponentially-stable steady flow and asymptotic behavior for
the magnetohydrodynamic equations, Lucas C.F. Ferreira and
Elder J. Villamizar-Roa

*Gaussian processes associated to infinite bead-spring networks,
Michael Taylor

*Approximate solutions to several visibility optimization
problems, Rostislav Goroshin, Quyen Huynh, and Hao-Min Zhou

*Frame based segmentation for medical images, Bin Dong, Aichi
Chien, and Zuowei Shen

*Homogenization of the G-equation with incompressible random
drift in two dimensions, James Nolen and Alexei Novikov

*Critical thresholds in multi-dimensional Restricted Euler
equations, Dongming Wei

Fast Communications

*Derivation of continuum models for the moving contact line
problem based on thermodynamic principles, Weiqing Ren and
Weinan E

*A sharp bound on the L2 norm of the solution of a random
elliptic difference equation, Tomasz Komorowski and Lenya

*Kramers' formula for chemical reactions in the context of
Wasserstein gradient flows, Michael Herrmann and Barbara


From: Fikret Aliev <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 02:27:45 -0500
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 9(2)

International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics

Fikret Aliev, Tamer Ba=C2=BAar

Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.9, No.2, 2010
(ISSN 1683-3511,

M.M. Konstantinov, P.H. Petkov, N.D. Christov, New Results in
Perturbation Analysis of Matrix Algebraic Equations, pp.153-161

A.F. Alkaya, E. Duman, A New Generalization of the Traveling
Salesman Problem, pp.162-175

L. Beilina, Adaptive Hybrid Finite Element/Difference Method for
Maxwell's Equations: An a Priori Error Estimate and Efficiency,
pp . 176-197

I.F. Cheburakhin, V.I. Tsurkov, On the Complexity of Realization
of Symmetric Zhegalkin Polynomials, pp.198-219

R. Ezzati, Approximate Symmetric Least Square Solutions of
General Fuzzy Linear Systems, pp.220-225

J. Hrdina, M. Kure=C5=A0, , P. VA=C5=A0IK, A Note on Tame Polynomial
Automorphisms and the Security of TTM Cryptosystem, pp . 226-233

S.G. Karimov, T.K. Asgarov, Organization Information Retrieval in
the Database and Knowledge Base on Intellectual Information
System on Ecology, pp. 234-242

O.D. Makinde, W.M. Charles, Computational Dynamics of
Hydromagnetic Stagnation Flow Towards a Stretching Sheet,
pp. 243-251

I.A. Matveev, Detection of Iris in Image By Interrelated Maxima
of Brightness Gradient Projections, pp. 252-257

J. Rashidinia and R. Jalilian, Spline Solution of Two Point
Boundary Value Problems, pp. 258-266

Steady-State Motions in the Problem on Identifying the Principal
Axes of Inertia of Inhomogeneous Solid Bodies - V.A. Storozhenko
(Reviewed by I.A. Lukovskiy), pp.267-268

75th Birthday of professor Vladimir Larin, p. 269

The 4th Congress of the Turkic World Mathematical Society (TWMS)

3rd International Conference on Control and Optimization with
Industrial Applications - COIA 2011 , p 271


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:10:23 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 61(2)

Applied Numerical Mathematics,
Volume 61, Issue 2, Pages 149-284 (February 2011)

1. Editorial Board

2. Stein implicit Runge-Kutta methods with high stage order for
large-scale ordinary differential equations, Pages 149-159
A. Bouhamidi, K. Jbilou

3. Economical Runge-Kutta methods with strong global order one
for stochastic differential equations, Pages 160-169
F. Costabile, A. Napoli

4. MLPG method for two-dimensional diffusion equation with
Neumann's and non-classical boundary conditions, Pages 170-180
S. Abbasbandy, A. Shirzadi

5. A posteriori error estimates for optimal distributed control
governed by the evolution equations, Pages 181-200 Chunguang
Xiong, Yuan Li

6. H1-second order convergent estimates for non-Fickian models,
Pages 201-215 S. Barbeiro, J.A. Ferreira, L. Pinto

7. Some Goldstein's type methods for co-coercive variant
variational inequalities, Pages 216-228 M. Li, L.-Z. Liao,
X.M. Yuan

8. Waveform relaxation method for stochastic differential
equations with constant delay, Pages 229-240 Zhencheng Fan

9. A Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman approach to optimal trade execution,
Pages 241-265 Peter A. Forsyth

10. Two stable methods with numerical experiments for solving the
backward heat equation, Pages 266-284 Fabien Ternat, Oscar
Orellana, Prabir Daripa

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