NA Digest Sunday, April 17, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 16

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From: "Wolfgang A. Wall" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:08:12 -0400
Subject: New Textbook Series, Engineering Mechanics

We would like to draw your attention to a new textbook series on
Engineering Mechanics. It consists of three volumes: Statics,
Mechanics of Materials, and Dynamics. Details and excerpts of the
contents may be found at the web addresses:

Volume 1 - Statics:
Volume 2 - Mechanics of Materials:
Volume 3 - Dynamics:

The original German version of these books has been the bestselling
textbook on Engineering Mechanics in German speaking countries for
more than two decades and its 11th edition is now being published. It
was written with the intention of presenting to engineering students
the basic concepts and principles of mechanics in a rigorous manner
but at the same time in the clearest and simplest form possible.

We would appreciate it if you could have a look at the books and
consider recommending them to your students and your colleagues.

Javier Bonet, Swansea University, UK
Sanjay Govindjee, University of California Berkeley, USA
Dietmar Gross, University of Darmstadt, Germany
Werner Hauger, University of Darmstadt, Germany
J=F6rg Schr=F6der, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Nimal Rajapakse, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Wolfgang A. Wall, Technische Universit=E4t M=FCnchen, Germany


From: LarsGrne <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:06:24 -0400
Subject: New Book, Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

This is to announce the release of the new book

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. Theory and Algorithms
by Lars Gr=FCne and J=FCrgen Pannek
Springer, London, Series Communications and Control Engineering, 2011
ISBN 978-0-85729-500-2

The book provides a thorough and rigorous introduction to Nonlinear
Model Predictive Control (NMPC) for discrete-time and sampled-data
systems. NMPC schemes with and without stabilizing terminal
constraints are covered and intuitive examples illustrate the
performance of different NMPC variants. An introduction to nonlinear
optimal control algorithms gives insight into how the nonlinear
optimisation routine =96 the core of any NMPC controller =96 works.
Accompanying software in MATLAB=AE and C++ enables readers to perform
numerical experiments exploring the possibilities and limitations of

For further information please see or


From: Georgios Zouraris <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:53:37 +0300
Subject: Workshop on Stochastic PDEs, Greece, Jun 2011

"The ACMAC Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations"
to be held at the University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
from 13 - 17 June 2011.

Confirmed speakers so far include:
Stella Brasessco (IVIC),
Antoine Gloria (IINRIA)
Arnulf Jentzen (Princeton University)
Omar Lakkis (University of Sussex)
Claude Le Bris (CERMICS)
Lluis Quer-Sardanyons (Universitat Aut=F2noma de Barcelona)
Klaus Ritter (TU Kaiserslautern),
Marko Romito (Uviversita di Firenze)
Boris Rozovsky (Brown University),
Panagiotis Souganidis (University of Chicago)
Raul Tempone (KAUST), Athanasios Yannacopoulos (AUBE)

Contributed Talks: Slots for contributed talks are available. Any
researcher interested to participate in the workshop delivering a
talk please send a title and a small abstract to G. Kossioris
(kosioris [at] or G. E. Zouraris
(zouraris [at] by May 5, 2011.

The deadline for online registration is May 15th, 2011.

The organisers,
G. Kossioris (U of Crete), P.E.Souganidis (U of Chicago),
A.Szepessy (KTH), G.E.Zouraris (U of Crete)


From: Pedro Jose Miana <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:07:27 -0400
Subject: Workshop Maths & Earth, Spain, Jun 2011

Workshop on =93MATHS & EARTH=94
ZARAGOZA, Spain, June 15-17, 2011

Conference web site:

Contact person: Pedro J. Miana,

Place: Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

The topics to be addressed include (not limited to):
Geomathematics, Volcanology, Earthquakes, Geothermic energy, Geologic
engineering, Geophysics, Glaciers, ...

Jos=E9 Badal, Univ. of Zaragoza
Alejandro Jofre, Univ. of Chile
Amr S. ElnashaiUniv. of Illinois
Alvaro Corral, Centre Recerca Math.
Fabio Rosso, Univ. of Firenze
David Pardo, Univ. of Basque Country
Julien Diez, INRIA
Francisco Jos=E9 Ser=F3n , Univ. of Zaragoza
Carlos L=F3pez, Univ. of Granada

May 30: Deadline for abstract submission
May 30: Deadline for registration
May 30: Deadline for hotel reservation with reduced fee
June 15: Arrival of participants and late registration


From: "Roumen Anguelov" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:56:07 +0200
Subject: BIOMATH, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 2011

International Conference on Mathematical Method and Models in
Biosciences (BIOMATH 2011), 15 to 18 June 2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Multidisciplinary meeting forum for researchers who apply mathematical
tools and methods of analysis to the study of phenomena in the broad
fields of biology, ecology, medicine, biotechnology and
bioengineering. Advanced mathematical tools relevant to deal with life
science problems are also welcome.

Participants: Contributed talks in any of these fields are invited for
presentation at the conference. Participants need to submit a one-page
abstract on or before 30 April 2011. The abstract have to indicate
clearly the significance of the reported results for the advancement
of knowledge in bioscience and/or biotechnology.

Venue: The campus of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

Accepted presentations shall be published in a special issue of the
International Journal of Computers & Mathematics with Applications.

School for young scientists (19 June): Deadline for submission of
abstracts for the school: 22 May 2011.

Keynote speakers: Azmy S. Ackleh (Louisiana, USA), Venko Beschkov
(BAS), Yves Dumont (CIRAD, France), Ralitza Gueorguieva (Yale, USA),
Weldon Lodwick, (Colorado, USA), Hristo Kojouharov (Texas, USA),
Santiago Schnell (Michigan, USA), Nickolay Yanev (BAS).

Conference:, abstracts:
Telephones: +359-2-979-2876 (S Markov), +1-817-449-8035 (R Anguelov).


From: Ke Chen <>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 22:38:32 -0400
Subject: 2nd Intl Imaging Workshop, Liverpool, Jun 2011

Dates: 22-23 June 2011 (before 24th Biennial NA Conf in Glasgow)
Venue: University of Liverpool

The workshop is intended to discuss the latest developments in
advanced image processing models and algorithms. The main themes are
image segmentation, registration, blind deconvolution and algorithms
with applications in medical and biomedical imaging.

Tentatively confirmed speakers include
Arvid Lundervold (Bergen, Norway) Imaging in medicine
Michael Hintermuller (Berlin, Germany) Imaging techniques
Jan Modersitzki (Luebeck, Germany) Image registration
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin (CNRS, France) Biomedical imaging
Elena Piccolomini (Bologna, Italy) Blind deconvoution
Carlos Brito (Yucatan, Mexico) Blind deconvoution
Noppodal Chumchob (Silpakorn, Thailand) Image registration
Daniel Rueckert (Imperial, UK) Image registration
John Waterton (Manchester, UK) Whole body imaging
Jason Xie (Swansea, UK) Image segmentation
Ke Chen (Liverpool, UK) Image segmentation
Colin Baker (CCO, UK) IMRT
Bogdan Matuszewski (Preston, UK) Image segmentation

Registration is free (via the above web link) and there may be one or
two slots for a talk.


From: Cornelis Oosterlee <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:09:06 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: OPTPDE Workshop, Germany, Sep 2011

We are happy to announce the

European Science Foundation OPTPDE Workshop

Fast solvers for simulation, inversion, and control of wave
propagation problems

University of Wurzburg, Germany,
Hubland Campus - Informatics Building (Google maps 49.78143,9.97344)
Turing Lecture Room, 26. - 28. September, 2011
organized by Alfio Borzi and Kees Oosterlee

This Workshop aims at fostering development and application of fast
computational techniques to direct and inverse wave problems. It
provides a forum for reseachers to discuss recent advances on the
modeling and approximation of wave phenomena and on the formulation
of control and inverse problems governed by wave equations.

The invited speakers in this workshop can be found at the webpage:

The ESFwaves workshop will be open to interested scientists.
Workshop Fee (includes lunch + conference dinner): 150 Eur.


From: Dujardin Susanne <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:25:54 +0000
Subject: Full Professor Position, Appl Math, Univ of Vienna

Job Announcement

The Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna announces the
position of a

Full Professor of Applied Mathematics and Modeling

(full time, permanent position under private law). The University of
Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty,
particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically
invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants
women will receive preferential consideration.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

* PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research
institution (Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in
the relevant field)
* Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent
reputation as an active member in the international academic
community -(Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international
qualification in the relevant field is desirable)
* Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research
projects, and willingness and ability to assume the responsibility
of team leadership
* Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to
teach at all curricular levels, to supervise theses, and to further
the work of junior academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire,
within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in
Bachelor programmes and participation in committees.

Applications in English should be submitted by email (preferably as
PDF attachments) to the Dean's office of the Faculty of Mathematics of
the University of Vienna, Nordbergstrasse 15, A-1090 Vienna,, no later than June 10th, 2011 with
reference DK 506-07/2011.


From: Emmanuel Maitre <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:06:34 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position in Sci Comp at U. Grenoble, France

Postdoctoral position: Scientific computing/optimal
transportation/image analysis.
Location: Jean Kuntzmann Laboratory (LJK), Grenoble University, France

The Jean Kuntzmann Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply
for a one year postdoctoral position that involves the benchmarking of
existing optimal transportation algorithms and development of advanced
numerical techniques to improve current knowledge in that direction.

The position requires a doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, or in
Computer Science with clear numerical aspects. Also required is a
comprehensive expertise in a scientific programming language (C, C++,
Fortran 90+) and in one or more of the following: numerical
optimization, computational geometry, image analysis, wavelets,
optimal transportation, numerical algorithms for partial differential

The appointments will be in Joseph Fourier University, in Grenoble,

For further information please contact Emmanuel Maitre:


From: Nicolas Thorstensen <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:08:35 -0400
Subject: 2 Phd Positions, University of Vienna

2 PhD positions, Doctoral College Computational Sciences (IK),
University of Vienna

Two PhD student positions (3-year contract with an annual salary of
25000 Euros) are available. The successful candidate should be
self-motivated with a master's degree (or equivalent) in Applied
Mathematics or Computational Mathematics. We require very good English

Applications should include

* CV
* Motivation Letter and preferred research areas
* Abstract of your master thesis (not obligatory)
* Transcript of grades of your undergraduate and master studies
* Two letters of recommendation
* Proposed starting date

in the above order in one printable PDF file, with the recommendation
letters sent seperately to ensure confidentiality. Applications should
be submitted by email (preferably as PDF attachments) to Min Hadler
( no later than May 31, 2011.


From: Philipp Schlatter <>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:29:36 -0400
Subject: 3 PhD Positions at KTH in Num Fluid Dynamics

Three Doctoral Students in Fluid Mechanics

KTH ( is the largest technical university in
Sweden. Education and research cover a broad spectrum within natural
sciences and engineering, as well as architecture, industrial
engineering and management, urban planning, work science and
environmental engineering. There are circa 12,000 full-time
undergraduate students, 1,400 postgraduate students and 3,100
employees. The Linn=E9 FLOW Centre ( organizes research
in fundamental fluid mechanics at KTH and is one of twenty original
centers of excellence set up by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The
centre was established with a vision as an outstanding environment for
fundamental research in fluid mechanics, where innovative research is
born and future research leaders are fostered. It has become one of
the internationally-leading research groups in fluid mechanics.

The following three doctoral positions in Fluid Mechanics are open for

1) Doctoral student in Fluid Mechanics: Designing the green aircraft
of the future (Ref: S-2011-0263)

2) Doctoral student in Fluid Mechanics: High-resolution computer
simulations compared to experiments on a rotating plate (ASTRID)
(Ref: S-2011-0296)

3) Doctoral student in Fluid Mechanics: Dynamical systems theory
revolutionarises the understanding of turbulence (Ref: S-2011-0297)

Application deadline: 2011-05-01

For more information and detailed project description and application
procedure please refer to


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 01:02:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 47(2)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 47, Number 2, May 2011

On the Linear Stability of the Fifth-Order WENO Discretization,
Mohammad Motamed, Colin B. Macdonald and Steven J. Ruuth, pp.127-149.

Entropy-TVD Scheme for Nonlinear Scalar Conservation Laws, Rongsan
Chen and De-kang Mao, pp.150-169.

Numerical Study of Compressible Mixing Layers Using High-Order WENO
Schemes, Arnab Chaudhuri, Abdellah Hadjadj, Ashwin Chinnayya and
Sandrine Palerm, pp.170-197.

Characteristic Tailored Finite Point Method for Convection-Dominated
Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Problems, Yintzer Shih, R. Bruce Kellogg
and Yoyo Chang, pp.198-215.

Improvement of Convergence to Steady State Solutions of Euler
Equations with the WENO Schemes, Shuhai Zhang, Shufen Jiang and
Chi-Wang Shu, pp.216-238.

Local-Structure-Preserving Discontinuous Galerkin Methods with
Lax-Wendroff Type Time Discretizations for Hamilton-Jacobi Equations,
Wei Guo, Fengyan Li and Jianxian Qiu, pp.239-257.

Parallel Two-Grid Semismooth Newton-Krylov-Schwarz Method for
Nonlinear Complementarity Problems, Haijian Yang and Xiao-Chuan Cai,

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