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From: Ivar Stakgold <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 16:29:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: New Edition, Green's Functions and Boundary Value Problems

The 3rd Edition of my book "Green's Functions and Boundary Value
Problems", now co-authored with Michael Holst (Departments of
Mathematics and Physics at UC San Diego), was published by Wiley in
February 2011.

The new edition contains over 200 pages of new material (representing
roughly a 30% expansion of the 2nd Edition). The new material
includes sections on additional tools from nonlinear functional
analysis, best and near-best approximation in Banach spaces, Sobolev
and Besov spaces, applications to nonlinear elliptic equations, finite
element and related discretization methods, and iterative methods for
solving discretized linear and nonlinear equations.

-Ivar Stakgold
Department of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 15:58:33 -0400
Subject: New Book, Num Meth for Large Eigenvalue Problems, Rev. Ed.

Announcing the May 17, 2011, publication by SIAM of:

Numerical Methods for Large Eigenvalue Problems, Revised Edition,
by Yousef Saad

2011 / xvi + 276 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611970-72-2 /
List Price $70.00 / Member Price $49.00 / CL66

This revised edition discusses numerical methods for computing
eigenvalues and eigenvectors of large sparse matrices. It provides an
in-depth view of the numerical methods that are applicable for solving
matrix eigenvalue problems that arise in various engineering and
scientific applications. Each chapter was updated by shortening or
deleting outdated topics, adding topics of more recent interest, and
adapting the Notes ad References section.

Significant changes have been made to Chapters 6 through 8, which
describe algorithms and their implementations and now include topics
such as the implicit restart techniques, the Jacobi-Davidson method,
and automatic multilevel substructuring.

This book is intended for researchers in applied mathematics and
scientific computing as well as for practitioners interested in
understanding the theory of numerical methods used for eigenvalue
problems. It also can be used as a supplemental text for an advanced
graduate-level course on these methods.

To order, or for more information about this and all other SIAM books,
please visit


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 16:10:12 -0400
Subject: New Book, Spectral Approximation of Linear Operators

Announcing the May 10, 2011, publication by SIAM of:

Spectral Approximation of Linear Operators, by Fran=E7oise Chatelin

2011 / xxviii + 458 / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898719-99-4 /
List Price $75.00 / SIAM Member Price $52.50 / CL65

This classic textbook provides a unified treatment of spectral
approximation for closed or bounded operators as well as for
matrices. Despite significant changes and advances in the field since
it was first published in 1983, the book continues to form the
theoretical bedrock for any computational approach to spectral theory
over matrices or linear operators. This coverage of classical results
is not readily available elsewhere.

It offers in-depth coverage of properties of various types of operator
convergence, the spectral approximation of non=96self-adjoint operators,
a generalization of classical perturbation theory, and computable
errors bounds and iterative refinement techniques, along with many
exercises (with solutions), making it a valuable textbook for graduate
students and reference manual for self-study.

This book is appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and
graduate students, researchers in functional and/or numerical
analysis, and engineers who work on instability and turbulence.

To purchase, or for more information about this or any SIAM book,
please visit


From: "Alfredo Bellen" <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 10:01:40 +0200
Subject: Summer School in Numerical Analysis, Italy, Jun 2011

The 10th "Dobbiaco Summer School in Numerical Analysis" will take place
from 12-17 June 2011 at Dobbiaco/Toblach, Italy.

The topics will be:
Approximation Theory, Spectral Methods and Chebfun

During the school, two leading specialists in the field will present
a series of 90 minutes long lectures on the topic. The school is
intended for PhD students and young researchers.

The lecturers will be:
Nick Trefethen (Oxford University Computing Laboratory)
Toby Driscoll (University of Delaware)

Deadline for registration has been postponed to June 10, 2011

For registration and further information on the summer school, see

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste, Italy;
Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck, Austria)


From: Daniel Ruprecht <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 03:02:23 -0400
Subject: Workshop, Parallel-in-time Integration, Lugano, Jun 2011

We cordially invite you to participate in the following event,
organized within the Swiss HP2C initiative:

Workshop "Parallel-in-Time Integration Schemes",
June 3rd, Institute of Computational Science, USI Lugano

With high performance computing systems featuring growing number of
nodes, efficient strategies to parallelize all parts of a program
become increasingly important. While parallelization in space by
domain decomposition is already widely used, for a fixed spatial
resolution this approach scales well only up to some critical number
of processors beyond which the sub-domains are too small and
communication becomes the bottleneck. Parallel-in-time Integration
schemes provide an additional direction of parallelization,
potentially allowing to reduce total execution time of parallel
programs below the point where a pure spatial parallelization
saturates. One algorithm from this field that received a lot of
attention over the past years is "Parareal", which has been
successfully applied to a broad range of problems. The workshop is
dedicated to the presentation of recent developments, advances and
applications of parallel-in-time methods.

Please consult the following web site for details:

Daniel Ruprecht
Rolf Krause
Organizational Committee


From: Rajesh Bhaskaran <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 16:02:09 -0400
Subject: ITSEC 2011, Cornell, Jul 2011

ISTEC 2011: Integration of Simulation Technology into Engineering
Curricula: A University-Industry Workshop
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
July 22-23, 2011

Cornell University will be hosting a university-industry workshop on
the integration of simulation technology into engineering curricula
during July 22-23, 2011 in Ithaca, NY. Computer simulation has emerged
as a powerful new modality for solving engineering problems, distinct
from theory and experiments. Currently, the deployment of
sophisticated simulation software in engineering curricula is done
primarily by individual faculty in their respective courses without
the widespread sharing and standardization of materials. In order to
scale up the effective use of advanced simulation in curricula, there
needs to be increased collaboration among the major stakeholders:
educators, industry practitioners, software vendors, educational
researchers, professional societies and funding agencies. The ISTEC
2011 workshop will bring together these major stakeholders in a
sustained conversation on scaling up the effective use of advanced
simulation in engineering curricula.

The following technologies/areas are of particular interest:
-Finite-element analysis
-Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
-Multi-body dynamics and control
-General-purpose numerical analysis and programming

If you are interested in participating, please register using the
Registration Page on the above website. If you have questions, please
contact Dr. Rajesh Bhaskaran <>.


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 13:52:05 -0400
Subject: ICIAM 2011 Updates, Vancouver, Jul 2011

If you haven=92t registered for ICIAM 2011 =96 the International Congress
on Industrial & Applied Mathematics from July 18 =96 22, 2011 in
Vancouver, Canada - do so now! Advance online registration closes June
15, 2011. Here is the link:

For the first time, the Congress will be using social media to enhance
the conference experience both for attendees and those following
proceedings remotely. Twitter will be used to deliver updates and
announcements and to enable scientific discussion and interaction
among delegates. Follow us on Twitter
(!/iciam2011) to keep up to date with conference
announcements. If you=92re tweeting about ICIAM 2011, before, during or
after the meeting, please use the hashtag #ICIAM2011. Also, watch for
a mobile phone app to be available soon.

Students looking to network with and meet mathematicians and
professionals from around the world should consider
volunteering. There is also the possibility of volunteers receiving
travel funding and/or registration reimbursement. For complete details
on the openings available, please visit

The scientific program ( will include a panel on
Statistical Sciences; a Fluid Mechanics invited talk by Pierre Sagaut
(Pierre et Marie Curie, France); a talk about geometric objects as
metric spaces by Ron Kimmel (Technion Israel Institute of Technology,
Israel); and a panel on Computational and Modeling Challenges in

Look up the full program ( to browse the list of
topics for the thematic minisymposia (, each of
which includes a Lead Lecture followed by six session speakers.


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 06:31:27 -0400
Subject: IMA Early Career Mathematicians, UK, Jul 2011

14th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference
Saturday 16 July 2011, University of Leicester, UK

Early Career Mathematicians (ECMs) are defined as:
* Mathematicians within 15 years of graduating from a university
mathematics degree.
* Members of the IMA who do not have a degree and are within the first
15 years of the first time they joined the IMA.

The ECM group has been set up to promote mathematics to ECMs, and
students of mathematics at university and provide an opportunity for
them to network. Whilst it is expected that those defined as ECM and
those who are students of mathematics at university will get the most
out of this group=92s events anyone can attend events run by the group.

The Conferences attract Mathematicians from around the UK, studying
and working in Universities, Schools and in Industry.

Confirmed speakers:
Adrian Hamilton CMath FIMA - Career Planning Workshop
Edmund Harriss - The mysteries of aperiodic tiling
Steve King, Rolls Royce - A quick tour of Mathematical Techniques
Supporting Future Equipment Health Management
Peter Rowlett - Encouraging innovation in HE mathematics teaching and

Please for further information of this conference please visit:
or contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer at
Tel: 01702 354020.


From: Ann Gentile <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 17:06:43 -0400
Subject: Resilience 2011, 2nd Call for Papers, France, Aug 2011

4th Workshop on Resiliency in High Performance Computing (Resilience)
in Clusters, Clouds, and Grids in conjunction with the 17th
International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Computing (Euro-Par 2011) Bordeaux France,
August 29 - September 2nd, 2011

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Reports on current HPC system and application resiliency
HPC resiliency metrics and standards
HPC system and application resiliency analysis
HPC system and application-level fault handling and anticipation
HPC system and application health monitoring
Resiliency for HPC file and storage systems
System-level checkpoint/restart for HPC
System-level migration for HPC
Algorithm-based resiliency fundamentals for HPC (not Hadoop)
Fault tolerant MPI concepts and solutions
Soft error detection and recovery in HPC systems
HPC system and application log analysis
Statistical methods to identify failure root causes
Fault injection studies in HPC environments
High availability solutions for HPC systems
Reliability and availability analysis
Hardware for fault detection and recovery
Resource management for system resiliency and availability

Important Web sites/dates:
Resilience 2011 at
Euro-Par 2011 at
Paper submission deadline on June 5, 2011
Notification deadline on July 4, 2011
Resilience Workshop on August 30, 2011


From: Katya Scheinberg <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 15:24:24 -0400
Subject: MOPTA 2011, Lehigh University, Aug 2011

MOPTA 2011: Abstract Submission deadline: June 10, 2011

Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2011)
August 17-19, 2011, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

The conference is an annual event aiming to bring together a diverse
group of people from both discrete and continuous optimization,
working on both theoretical and applied aspects. Our target is to
present a diverse set of exciting new developments from different
optimization areas while at the same time providing a setting which
will allow increased interaction among the participants. We aim to
bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied
communities who do not usually have the chance to interact in the
framework of a medium-scale event.

* Sebastian Ceria, Axioma, Inc
* Mark Daskin, University of Michigan
* Michael Ferris, University of Wisconsin
* Adrian Lewis, Cornell University
* Jorge More, Argonne National Labs
* Javier Pena, Carnegie Mellon University
* Cliff Stein, Columbia University
* Philippe Toint, University of Namur

An optimization modeling competition, sponsored by AIMMS is organized.
Finalist will present their results at a special session of MOPTA
2011. Competition entry submission deadline June 15, 2011.


From: qiong zheng <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 10:50:27 -0400
Subject: Midwest Conf, Math Methods for Images/Surfaces, MSU, Aug 2011

Dear Colleagues,

The Second Midwest Conference on Mathematical Methods for Images and
Surfaces will take place on August 27-28, 2011 at Michigan State
University. More information can be found on the webpage

On behalf of the organization committee, we invite the participation
this special event. Travel and local supports are available to
graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty members. Special
consideration will be given to women and underrepresented minorities.

For travel fund application/ registration of the conference, please
send an email to Qiong Zheng (



For additional information, please contact us by sending an email to

Organizing Committee:
Yang Wang (Co-Chair), Guowei Wei (Co-Chair), Lalita Udpa,
Qiong Zheng (Administrative Assistant).

Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University


From: Markus Lazanowski <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 08:06:49 -0400
Subject: ICCE 2011, Computational Engineering, Darmstadt, Oct 2011

The 2nd International Conference on Computational Engineering (ICCE
2011) will take place from 4-6 October 2011 in Darmstadt
(Germany). Minisymposia and contributed talks are very welcome.

The conference focuses on the modeling and simulation of coupled
multi-physical problems. Areas of interest include, but are not
restricted to:
* Applications in Science and Engineering:
Fluid-Structure-Interaction, Thermo-Mechanical Problems,
Electro-Magnetic-Dynamics, etc.
* Mathematical Formulation of Multidisciplinary Problems
* Numerical Methods for Coupled Problems: Finite Elements, Finite
Volume, Finite Difference, Particle Methods, Meshless Methods, etc.
* Coupled Solution Strategies, Loose & Strong Coupling Schemes
* Optimum Design in Multi-Disciplinary Problems, Methods for Solving
Discrete and Non-linear Optimization Problems
* High Performance Computing and Parallelization, Real Time
Computational Techniques
* Hybrid Methods, Meshing Advances and Tools
* Visualization Techniques, Software Engineering Approaches in CE

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 31, 2011

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering

More details are available at

We cordially invite you to participate in and contribute to this


From: Zhonghua Qiao <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 01:06:40 -0400
Subject: SCPDE11, Scientific Computing and PDEs, Hong Kong, Dec 2011

The Fourth International Conference on Scientific Computing and
Partial Differential Equations Will be held in Hong Kong Baptist
University, Hong Kong from 5 to 9 December,2011.

The fourth conference in the series will review recent scientific
developments and to explore exciting new directions in scientific
computing and partial differential equations for time-dependent
problems and its interaction with other fields. The main themes of the
SCPDE in 2011 are Numerical Analysis and Applications of
* Volterra Functional Equations
* Stochastic Computations
* Electromagnetic and Acoustic Scattering
* Numerical Partial Differential Equations

Plenary Speakers:
Evelyn Buckwar Heriot-Watt University, Wai Sun Don Hong Kong Baptist
University, Qiang Du Pennsylvania State University, Donald Estep
Colorado State University, Roger Ghanem University of Southern
California, Yunqing Huang Xiangtan University, Arieh Iserles
University of Cambridge, Song Jiang Institute of Applied Physics and
Computational Mathematics, Peter Jimack University of Leeds, Patrick
Joly INRIA, George Karniadakis Brown University, Stig Larsson Chalmers
University of Technology, Peter Monk University of Delaware,
Jean-Claude Nedelec Ecole Polytechnique, Ian H. Sloan University of
New South Wales and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Gennadi Vainikko
University of Tartu, Nicholas Zabaras Cornell University

For more information, please see:


From: Willy Doerfler <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 03:14:12 -0400
Subject: ACE2012, Adv Comp Electromagnetics, Germany, Mar 2012

ACE2012 - 7th Workshop on Advanced Computational Electromagnetics
will be held at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany,
29.02. - 02.03.2012.
Conference web site:

Aim: The 7th Workshop on Advanced Computational Electromagnetics
(ACE'12) continues a series of workshops devoted to the
mathematical and conceptual foundations of computational
electromagnetics. Particular emphasis is on issues concerning
the structure aware modelling and discretization of
electromagnetic fields and related coupled problems and their
impact on software design and efficient implementation.

There are about 25 slots for contributed talks (25 minutes)
and there is a poster session.

Submission of abstracts (talks and posters): 18.11.11
Notification of acceptance of talks: 16.12.11
Registration for the workshop: 16.01.12

Scientific Committee:
Alain Bossavit (Ecole Polytechnique Paris),
Ralf Hiptmair (ETH Zuerich),
Lauri Kettunen (Tampere University of Technology),
Robert Kotiuga (Boston University)

Local Organizer:
W. Doerfler (KIT) -


From: Tamas Terlaky <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 17:24:20 -0400
Subject: ICCOPT 2013 call for site proposals

The ICCOPT Steering Committee of the Mathematical Optimization Society
is requesting proposals to organize ICCOPT IV, the 2013 International
Conference on Continuous Optimization.

ICCOPT is the flagship conference of the MOS in the area of continuous
optimization. It is held every three years. For information about the
past ICCOPT conferences visit the WEB-sites:,,
and http://www.*iccopt2010*.cmm.u*chile*.cl/. The next ICCOPT
conference is scheduled for August 2013.

The ICCOPT Steering Committee is soliciting proposals to organize
ICCOPT IV in August 2013, including the site and Organizing Committee.

Selection criteria:

1. Existence of continuous optimization researchers in that geographic
area who are interested in organizing ICCOPT IV.
2. Attendance open to prospective participants from all nations.
3. Availability of an attractive facility with a sufficient number of
meeting rooms, standard lecture equipment, etc., preferably at a
university campus.
4. Availability of a sufficient supply of reasonably economical hotel
and/or university dormitory rooms fairly near the meeting facility.
5. Vicinity of a major traffic/air hub is an advantage.
6. In particular, sites outside of the Americas are encouraged to

Some characteristics of previous ICCOPT conferences:
1. About 450 participants.
2. Plenary, semiplenary lectures, invited and contributed sessions,
poster session and poster competition.
3. The length of the previous conferences were 3 or 4 days.
4. A 2 day long tutorial workshop for graduate students.
5. All inclusive conference (coffee and lunches).
6. Young Researchers Prize in Continuous Optimization.
7. Program and Prize committees formed in consultation with the
Steering Committee.
8. Social events, student's social, banquet.
9. Reasonably low registration fee (the ICCOPT Steering Committee will
assist with the solicitation of sponsorship)
10. No proceedings of papers, no competitive selection of talks, but
only one presentation per paid participant.

Further information can be obtained from any member of the steering
committee: Tamas Terlaky, Chair <>, Lorenz Biegler
<>, Immanuel Bomze <>,
Xiaojun Chen <>, Mike Friedlander
<>, Jacek Gondzio <>, Andy Philpott
<>, Annick Sartenaer

Submission deadline: 10 July 2011 to Tamas Terlaky.


From: "Stefan Funken" <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 12:12:45 +0200
Subject: Professorship, Sci Comp/Modeling and Simulation, Univ of Ulm

The Faculty of Mathematics and Economics at the University of Ulm
invites applications for a professorship in
"Scientific Computing/Modelling and Technical Simulation"
as soon as possible.

Candidates should have an excellent research and teaching record in
scientific computing. Among others the following research areas are of
interest for the faculty: mathematical modelling and computer-based
simulation of complex systems in science and technology, design and
implementation of algorithms and software for applications in industry
and economy, numerical analysis for high performance computing,
computational fluid dynamics, numerical optimization and/or control,
numerical structural mechanics.

The Scientific Computing Centre Ulm (UZWR, is an
interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Ulm. It
combines fundamental research in the area of scientific computing with
application-oriented teaching and cooperation with companies
especially in the area of Ulm-Oberschwaben. An active collaboration
with UZWR is expected. Successful candidates should have experience
in third-party funding from public and/or private institutions.

Scientific computing is an essential component of the bachelor degree
program "Computational Science and Engineering" (CSE) starting in the
winter term of 2011/12. An active participation in the program of CSE
is expected. The teaching load includes courses in scientific
computing and undergraduate mathematical courses for students in our
mathematical programs as well as in other subjects.

Conditions for appointment are a completed course of studies at a
university, pedagogical aptitude, doctorate and additional academic
qualification (=A7 47 LHG).

The University of Ulm is committed to increase the share of women in
research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages
female candidates to apply. Applications with the usual documents in
written form (including CV, teaching experience, reprints of the three
most important publications, and copies of academic degrees and
relevant certificates) are due by June 24, 2011 to the Dean of the
Faculty of Mathematics and Economics, Prof. Dr. Paul Wentges,
University of Ulm, D-89069 Ulm, (Tel.: +49 731 50 23500, Fax: +49 731
50 23610). In addition, please send all documents in electronic form
(EMail: For further information about the
faculty, please consult our homepage: Please
indicate on the envelope the reference number 41.

Physically disabled applicants receive favourable consideration when
equally qualified.


From: Staci Freeman <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 13:06:20 -0400
Subject: Numerical Computation Developer, Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, seeks an
energetic and talented candidate to join its numerical computation

The ideal candidate has a PhD where a significant part of the work
involves numerical computation. A goal of our development is to
generalize state-of-the-art algorithms for automatic use in a
numeric-symbolic setting. Areas of expertise and of particular
interest are: linear algebra, optimization and differential equations.

If this sounds like you, please complete an online application today:



From: "Cisneros, Stephanie" <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 21:01:21 +0000
Subject: Staff Position, Simulation Modeling Sciences, Sandia NL

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the country's largest research
and engineering laboratories in the nation, employing over 8,000
people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore,
California. We make enduring contributions to secure our society
against high consequence terrorist threats and national incidents
through effective use of science, technology, and systems solutions.
Please visit our website at We are searching
for a Computational Mechanics Core Infrastructure R&D for the
Simulation Modeling Sciences Department. The salary is commensurate. A
benefit and relocation package is available. Must be able to obtain
and maintain a Department of Energy Security Clearance.

Software development work for the Sierra Toolkit suite. The Toolkit
suite is a collection of software modules that provide the
computer-science infrastructure for high performance, massively
parallel computational engineering applications. The Toolkit supplies
core mesh data-structures, IO, linear-system assembly, geometric
proximity search, dynamic load balancing and other utilities. The
toolkit is written in C++ and is MPI-parallel, with ongoing research
into hybrid parallelism including multithreading and GPU computation
in anticipation of executing on peta-scale and exa-scale
architectures. We are actively developing data structures andAPIs for
managing computational mesh data in a flexible and high performance
manner. Toolkit development is performed within an agile SCRUM process
where team members work in a team room environment that fosters close
communication and cooperation. Interact closely with customers to
ensure that we best address ever-changing requirements and needs.

Graduate degree in engineering, computer science, physics, or
computational mechanics or comparable on the job experience is
required.Requires: strong experience base with scientific programming
in C++; experience with Linux; significant experience programming for
high performance computing and working on a scientific software
development team; ability to work in a highly dynamic teaming
environment; and good communication and personal interaction skills.

PhD in engineering, computer science, physics, or computational
mechanics is desired. Experience programming within the Sierra
framework and toolkit; experience with SCRUM or similar iterative
software development environments; software project management
experience; strong exposure to computational mechanics (engineering
simulation) codes, architectures, userrequirements and engineering
environments; and scripting skills in Python or shell scripts is

Please apply online at, click Search for
Openings, and reference Job ID Number: 638282. U.S. Citizenship
Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.


From: Clayton Webster <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 08:45:54 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Stochastic PDEs & UQ, Oak Ridge NL

The Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak RIdge National
Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a highly qualified Postdoctoral
Researcher to perform collaborative research and large-scale, high-
performance code development in uncertainty quantification (UQ).
Research areas include algorithm development for the solution of
stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs), stochastic inverse
problems and algorithms for coupling multiple time and length scales
and stochastic fluid-structure interaction with applications to
nuclear fuel design and reactor simulations.

For more details and to apply please visit the following URL:

For technical questions please contact Clayton Webster


From: BjrnFredrikNielsen <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 13:45:17 +0200
Subject: PhD Position, Applied Math, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences

At Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) there is an open P.h.D
position in Applied Math.

Effective and reliable diagnostics of heart infarction remain major
challenges in modern health care. In this Ph.D. project we will
analyze the differential equations modeling the electrical activity of
the heart. The overall goal is to investigate whether these equations
can be combined with ECG data to compute the location and size of
infarcts. In addition to theoretical considerations, the project also
involves patient data recorded at Oslo University Hospital.

The successful candidate will join the Computational Biology group at
UMB and is expected to collaborate with Simula Research
Laboratory. Candidates must have a M.Sc. in applied mathematics,
physics or computer science and have experience with one or more of
the following topics:

- Analysis of partial differential equations
- Numerical mathematics
- Optimization
- Inverse problems
- Software development

For further information, please see


From: Emma Avery <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 10:14:35 +0100
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 24(6)

Volume 24, Issue 6, June 2011

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


R19, Nonlinear stochastic dynamics of mesoscopic homogeneous
biochemical reaction systems---an analytical theory, Hong Qian


1683, Local and global well-posedness for aggregation equations and
Patlak--Keller--Segel models with degenerate diffusion, Jacob
Bedrossian, Nancy Rodriguez and Andrea L Bertozzi

1715, Hamiltonian flows with random-walk behaviour originating from
zero-sum games and fictitious play, Sebastian van Strien

1743, Spectral statistics of `cellular' billiards, Boris Gutkin

1759, Travelling wave solutions in delayed cooperative systems,
Bingtuan Li and Liang Zhang

1777, Differentiability of Mather's average action and integrability
on closed surfaces, Daniel Massart and Alfonso Sorrentino

1795, Radial solutions with prescribed numbers of zeros for the
nonlinear Schrodinger equation with harmonic potential, Fouad Hadj

1821, Absence of exponentially localized solitons for the
Novikov--Veselov equation at negative energy, A V Kazeykina and R G

1831, The gentlest ascent dynamics, Weinan E and Xiang Zhou

1843, Singular solutions of the $L^{2}$-supercritical biharmonic
nonlinear Schrodinger equation, G Baruch and G Fibich

1861, Directional approach to spatial structure of solutions to the
Navier--Stokes equations in the plane, P Konieczny and P B Mucha

1883, Normal forms approach to diffusion near hyperbolic equilibria,
Sergio Angel Almada Monter and Yuri Bakhtin


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 13:22:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal Of Complexity, 27(2)

Journal of Complexity
Volume 27, Issue 2, April 2011



On lower bounds for the L2-discrepancy, Aicke Hinrichs and Lev

Deterministic Sampling of Sparse Trigonometric Polynomials, Zhiqiang

Complexity of Approximation of Functions of Few Variables in High
Dimensions, P. Wojtaszczyk

Lower Complexity Bounds for Interpolation Algorithms, Nardo Gim=E9nez,
Joos Heintz, Guillermo Matera, Pablo Solern=F3

A consistent algorithm to solve Lasso, elastic-net and Tikhonov
Regularization, Ernesto De Vito, Veronica Umanita, Silvia Villa

On the Widths of Sobolev Classes, Hongwei Huang, Kunyang Wang

Dynamics of a higher-order family of iterative methods, Gerardo
Honorato, Sergio Plaza, Natalia Romero

On the Tensor Rank of Multiplication in Any Extension of F2, St=E9phane
Ballet, Julia Pieltant

Computation of Darboux polynomials and rational first integrals with
bounded degree in polynomial time, Guillaume Ch=E9ze

End of NA Digest