NA Digest Monday, April 4, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 14

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From: Arieh Iserles <> <>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 07:36:27 -0500
Subject: LMS Invited Lectures 2011: Video Available

Streamed video of all the talks in the London Mathematical Society
Invited Lectures 2011 on compressed sensing are now available
at .


From: "J. M. Littleton" <> <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:46:15 -0500
Subject: SIAG/APDE Prize, Call for Nominations, May 15

The SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations
(SIAG/APDE) will present the SIAG/APDE Prize at the SIAM Conference on
Analysis of PDE (PD11) to be held November 14-17, 2011, in San Diego,

The SIAG/APDE Prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most
outstanding paper on a topic in PDE published in English in a
peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the
year of the award. For the 2011 award, the eligibility period is
January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2010. The paper must contain
significant research contributions to the field of analysis of PDE,
as commonly defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or
potential applications.

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the
award citation. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend
the award ceremony and to present the paper as a plenary lecture at
the meeting. Travel expenses will be available to reimburse one

Nominations should include a full bibliographic citation for the paper
and a brief statement outlining the justification for the nomination.
Nominations should be addressed to Professor Lawrence Craig Evans,
Chair, SIAG/APDE Prize Committee, and sent by May 15, 2011, to
J. M. Littleton at Inquiries should be addressed
to Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes
can be found at


From: Younes Chahlaoui <>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:17:31 +0100
Subject: Advances in Model Order Reduction, UK, Jul 2011

Workshop Advances in Model order Reduction,
July 6, 2011
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester,

Model order reduction is a well-established technique for fast
simulation of large-scale models based on ordinary differential
equations. The aim of this workshop is to discuss recent developments
in algorithms and methods to do model reduction and simulation of
large scale systems.

It is organized after Advances in Numerical Computation: A Workshop in
Honour of Sven Hammarling, July 5, 2011.

Younes Chahlaoui (CICADA, University of Manchester)

Luca Daniel (MIT)
Martin Gutknecht (ETH Zurich)
Michael Hinze (University of Hamburg)
Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin)
Serkan Gugercin (Virginia Tech)

Deadline for registration (cost: GBP 10): June 25.

The workshop is sponsored by CICADA and MIMS. For further information
see the web site above.


From: Francesca Perla <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:50:16 +0200
Subject: Workshop, HPSS 2011, France, Aug 2011

Workshop on Algorithms and Programming Tools for Next-Generation
High-Performance Scientific Software (HPSS 2011)

August 29, 2011, Bordeaux, France

held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2011, the 17th International European
Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing

Scientific Software is a key component in developing effective
instruments for Computational Science. Prototyping and developing
scientific codes in terms of reliable, efficient and portable building
blocks allow users to reduce the time-to-solution of a computational
problem and to simplify the inclusion and comparisons of new
physical/mathematical models and solvers.

The focus of this workshop is on recent advances in algorithms and
programming tools development for next-generation high-performance
scientific software as enabling technologies for new insights into
Computational Science.

The workshop is intended to bring together applied mathematicians,
computer scientists and computational scientists from different areas,
in order to discuss recent challenges and results in modern technology
issues for high-performance computing as well as in developing
open-source high-quality software for Computational Science.

Full paper: May 31, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2011


From: Heike Fassbender <>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 08:55:32 -0400
Subject: Early Bird Registration, ILAS Conf, Germany, Aug 2011

Early-Bird-Registration is now open for the 2011 ILAS Conference
"Pure and Applied Lienar Algebra: The new generation" in Braunschweig,
Germany, August 22 - 26, 2011. Participants may register for the
conference at the reduced early-bird-registration rate of 195=80 (95=80
for PhD-students). The fee includes all coffee breaks, the book of
abstracts, the conference dinner and an excursion to Goslar (world
cultural heritage site, see Please
visit to register for the conference and make your
hotel reservations. The pre-registration deadline is April 30, 2011.

Regular registration will be open from May 1, 2011 to July, 31,
2011. The regular registration fee for students will be 130 Euro, for
all other participants 265 Euro.

The conference will have a dense, interesting programme including 8
plenary speakers, 6 invited minisymposia and 7 young reserachers
minisympsoia with a total of 80 talks as well as 120 contributed
talks. A preliminary programme will be available in May.


From: Xiaoqun Zhang <> <>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:46:33 -0500
Subject: Biomedical Imaging workshop, China, Aug 2011

The International workshop on "Recent Advances in Biomedical Imaging"
will be held on Aug. 15-19, 2011, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
Shanghai, China.

The registration (limited) period is now open until July 1st, 2011. We
invite those graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are
interested in presenting a poster to submit an abstract by August 1st,

More information about the workshop is available


From: Iain Duff <> <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 18:53:13 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, Sep 2011

Sparse Days at CERFACS 2011. 6-7 September 2011.

We will indeed be holding our annual Sparse Days at CERFACS but there
are significant building works at CERFACS in May and June and so we
will hold this year's Sparse Days in September, the week after the
ParCo and Europar meetings.

So please Save the Date ... 6 and 7 September 2011. The format will
be similar to previous years. The main theme this year will be
"Sparse ExaScale" but I leave the interpretation of this up to you!
I will circulate more information on this meeting nearer the time.


From: Sven Zenker <> <>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 06:07:12 -0500
Subject: 10th ICCAI, Bonn, Germany, Sep 2011

The 10th International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness
(ICCAI,, will take place from September
8th-11th, 2011 in Bonn, Germany. ICCAI once more aims to provide a
highly interdisciplinary forum focusing on bringing together critical
care physicians, anesthesiologists, mathematicians, bioengineers,
physicists, and computer scientists interested in improving acute care
outcomes through the application of advanced quantitative methodology
to clinical and experimental data. Details, including the detailed
scientific program and background information on Bonn and the Rhine
river valley as a travel destination, are available on the conference
website ( Be sure to book early, space is limited!

There will be opportunities for both poster and oral presentations for
active participants. Accepted abstracts will be published in the
Journal of Critical Care. Contributions by trainees are highly
encouraged. Please note that purely methodological contributions with
potential relevance to critical illness related data analysis and
modeling are also welcome, thus providing an opportunity for
methods-oriented researchers to establish collaborations in new areas
of application. Topics of interest within scope for the NA community
include, but are not limited to, numerical approaches to inverse
problems, optimal control, timeseries analysis, and state-of-the-art
algorithms for differential equations of various flavors.

The formal registration and abstract submission features of the
website are currently being tweaked for improved usability and will
become available within the next couple of weeks. Abstract submission
deadline will be June 15th, with notification of acceptance by July
1st, and the early bird registration closing on July 7th. In the
meantime, interested parties can join our ICCAI mailing list to
receive updates on ICCAI 2011 developments.


From: Manolis Georgoulis <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 04:37:22 -0500
Subject: Call for submissions, ENUMATH 2011, UK, Sep 2011

ENUMATH Conference 2011 -- Leicester, UK, 5th-9th September 2011

The abstract submission deadline is now less than a month away!

Follow this link to Submit an

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 April 2011
Early Registration Deadline: 18 June 2011

Invited Speakers:
J.-F. Gerbeau (Inria-Rocquenc., France)
Vivette Girault (Paris, France)
Ivan Graham (Bath, UK)
Tony Lelievre (Cermics/U. Paris 6, France)
Valeria Simoncini (Bologna, Italy)
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown, USA)
Andrew Stuart (Warwick, UK)
Stefan Turek (Dortmund, Germany)
Karsten Urban (Ulm, Germany)
Ragnar Winther (Oslo, Norway)

Public Lecture Speaker:
N. J. Higham (Manchester, UK)

The programme also includes a number of organised minisymposia.


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <> <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:37:53 -0400
Subject: SIAM Geometric and Physical Modeling, USA, Oct 2011

SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM11)

Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

October 24-27, 2011

The Call for Presentations is available at:

Contributions are solicited in any of three different tracks:
- peer-reviewed technical papers for proceedings
- minisymposia
- contributed talks and posters

Abstract submissions for proceedings: April 18, 2011
Full paper submissions for proceedings: April 25, 2011
Minisymposia: May 30, 2011
Contributed talks and posters: May 30, 2011

June 20, 2011: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early
Career Travel Award Applications

September 26, 2011: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

September 26, 2011


From: Mihai Anitescu <> <>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 00:03:35 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position in Uncertainty Quant at Argonne

Postdoctoral Appointee
Laboratory for Advanced Numerical Simulations (LANS)

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a
postdoctoral position that involves the development of advanced
numerical techniques and scalable software for uncertainty
quantification and data analysis of complex, large-scale physical
models driven by partial differential equations.

Statistical analysis and modeling of massive data sets will be
required to accomplish this task by using scalable algorithms. The
appointee will have access to data obtained through direct
observations of processes and will conduct statistical model
calibration, validation, and simulation.

The position requires comprehensive expertise in a scientific
programming language (C, C++, Fortran) and in one or more of the
following: computational statistics, numerical algorithms and software
for differential equations, data assimilation, and stochastic
processes. Also required is considerable knowledge in one or more of
the following areas: statistics, numerical optimization, numerical
linear algebra, and parallel programming with MPI. Experience with
parallel computing and large-scale computational science is a plus.

The appointments will be in the MCS Division (, which
has strong programs in scientific computing, software tools, and
computational mathematics. Argonne is located in the southwestern
Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing, good
schools, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city.

Each candidate should submit an application via the Argonne website
( under division postdoctoral job
openings for job requisition 317653. The application must include a
curriculum vitae; list of publications, abstracts, and significant
presentations; and the names and addresses of three references, other
than Argonne staff, who can attest to the candidate's ability and

For further information about division postdoctoral appointments at
Argonne, see the website. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Mihai
Anitescu ( or Dr. Emil Constantinescu


From: "Hopkins, Matthew M" <> <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:29:12 +0000
Subject: Postdoc Position in Low Temp Plasma Modeling, Sandia

A postdoctoral position is open with the Nanoscale and Reactive
Processes department at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. The salary is (US$)83,100/year. The postdoc will interface
with Sandia researchers and internal partners working with low
temperature plasma devices. Specific technical areas of interest
include vacuum arc discharge, plasma chemistry, surface chemistry, and
algorithm design and enhancement to manage large transient variations
in density and reactivity in a high performance computing
environment. The primary simulation tool is based on a kinetic plasma
description using Particle Cell (PIC) and Direct Simulation Monte
Carlo (DSMC) methodologies, although extensive excursions away from
basic methods are expected and encouraged. The postdoc will be
performing a combination of model development, code development,
testing, and application of new models. They will have access to world
leading computational resources.

Job requirements: A doctoral degree in Engineering, Physics, Science
or other technical discipline. Strong communication, organizational
and problem solving skills. The ability to work in a dynamic
environment. The ability to work in a team environment.

Desired skills: Background in computational plasma
modeling. Experience in one or more of the above technical
areas. Experience working in a massively parallel high performance
computing environment. Experience working within highly
multidisciplinary dynamic teams.

The ability to obtain a Department of Energy security clearance is
required for this position, which requires United States Citizenship.

Please apply to posting #637352 at

Please contact Matt Hopkins ( with any questions.


From: Stefan Engblom <> <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 03:03:03 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position in Scientific Computing, Uppsala Univ

We have an open postdoctoral position at the Department of Information
Technology, Division of Scientific Computing (TDB), Uppsala
University, Sweden.

The project is quite open and suggestions are welcome. The intent is
to strengthen our current efforts in Scientific computing for
micro-fluids. Micro-fluids physics include descriptions of fluids at
small length-scale as well as multi-phase problems, such as for
example contact-line dynamics and fluids with surface active agents.

The official announcement with instructions about how to apply can be
found at
Candidates should submit their applications no later than May 2, 2011.

For further information please contact the head of the Division Tom
Smedsaas,, or Assistant professor Stefan


From: Estelle Bouzat <> <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:02:51 -0500
Subject: PhD/Postdoc positions, SADCO Network, Europe

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS in Europe: INRIA (Paris); Imperial College
London; Universities of Bayreuth, Leuven (KUL), Padova, Paris (UPMC),
Porto, and Rome (La Sapienza), Eads-Astrium, Astos Solutions,
Volkswagen AG.

International applications (including non European citizens) are

Up to 18 PhD and 7 postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the EU 7th
framework Marie Curie programme through the SADCO (Sensitivity
Analysis for Deterministic Controller Design) Initial Training network
starting in 2011.

Research topics include:
- Deterministic controller design; Control theory;
- Hamilton-Jacobi equations; Discrete and continuous games;
- Stabilisation and optimization of nonlinear systems; Perturbed

- Attractive salaries
- Monthly mobility allowance
- Travel and career exploratory allowances
- Substantial funding for participation in conferences and other
research and training activities.

Salary and terms of employment will be in accordance with Marie Curie
rules of the European Commission

Requirements for application:
- Very good records in applied mathematics (with experience in control
theory and/or optimization and/or numerical analysis and/or
nonlinear dynamical systems and/or partial differential equations)
- Willingness to participate in the research, summer schools and
workshops of the SADCO network and to accept a part-time mobility to
another partner institution.

Please consult for complete programme
details and application process. Various application deadlines apply,
depending on each position and more positions will be published over
the coming months.


From: Stephanie Kent <> <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:50:52 +0100
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, 27(4)

Volume 27, Issue 4, April 2011
Article numbers: 045001--045013

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


045001, Data analysis tools for uncertainty quantification of inverse
problems, L Tenorio, F Andersson, M de Hoop and P Ma

045002, Inverse problems for Bessel-type differential equations on
noncompact graphs using spectral data, Vjacheslav Yurko

045003, Forward simulation and inverse dipole localization with the
lowest order Raviart---Thomas elements for electroencephalography,
S Pursiainen, A Sorrentino, C Campi and M Piana

045004, Thermoacoustic tomography arising in brain imaging, Plamen
Stefanov and Gunther Uhlmann

045005, Extended-domain-Lavrentiev's regularization for the Cauchy
problem, Faker Ben Belgacem, Duc Thang Du and Faten Jelassi

045006, Families of beams with a given buckling spectrum, Ivo Cali\`o,
Graham M L Gladwell and Antonino Morassi

045007, Reconstructions from backscatter data in electric impedance
tomography, Stefanie Hollborn

045008, Fast and high-quality reconstruction in electron tomography
based on an enhanced linear forward model, H Kohr and A K Louis

045009, Proximity algorithms for image models: denoising, Charles A
Micchelli, Lixin Shen and Yuesheng Xu

045010, Partial elastodynamic cloaking by means of fiber-reinforced
composites, P Olsson and David J N Wall

045011, A variational approach to an electromagnetic inverse problem,
B M Brown and M Jais

045012, Implicit iteration methods in Hilbert scales under general
smoothness conditions, Qinian Jin and Ulrich Tautenhahn

045013, Two-component CH system: inverse scattering, peakons and
geometry, D D Holm and R I Ivanov


From: "" <> <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:22:33 +0300
Subject: Contents, Comp Meth in Appl Math, 11(1)

Contents Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., Vol. 11 (2011), No. 1
The journal has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.

On an Efficient Finite Element Method for Navier-Stokes-w with Strong
Mass Conservationv, Carolina C. Manica (Brasil), Monika Neda (USA),
M. Olshanskii (Russia), Leo G. Rebholz (USA), Nicholas E. Wilson (USA)

A Discrete Vector Calculus in Tensor Grids, Nicolas Robidoux (Canada),
Stanly Steinberg (USA)

Method for the Calculation of All Non-Multiple Zeros of an Analytic
Function, Vasyl Semenov (Ukraine)

On the Recovery of Continuous Functions from Noisy Fourier
Coefficients, Kosnazar Sharipov (Ukraine)

On the Uniqueness and Reconstruction of Rough and Complex Obstacles
from Acoustic Scattering Data, Mourad Sini (Austria)


From: Neha Mistry <> <>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 02:15:16 -0500
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 31(2)

IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
The full Table of Contents and links to all articles in this issue are
available online at:

Highlights include:

Variational-splitting time integration of the multi-configuration
time- dependent Hartree=96Fock equations in electron dynamics, Othmar
Koch and Christian Lubich

Convergence of a split-step Hermite method for the Gross=96Pitaevskii
equation, Ludwig Gauckler

Error control for time-splitting spectral approximations of the
semiclassical Schr=F6dinger equation, Irene Kyza, Charalambos
Makridakis, and Michael Plexousakis

Asymptotic expansion and Filon-type methods for a Volterra integral
equation with a highly oscillatory kernel, Haiyong Wang and Shuhuang

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