NA Digest Sunday, June 5, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 23

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From: Martin Hermann <>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 07:59:13 -0400
Subject: Biographical Data of Mathematicians

Dear Colleagues,

I'm writing a book on Numerical Analysis and I would like to mention
the biographical data of well-known mathematicians (first names,
surname, date of birth, date of death as well as the profession,
e.g. british mathematician, astronomer etc.) From the folowing
persons I don't have these data:

* K. M. Brown (Brown's method for nonlinear equations)
* Kenneth Levenberg (Levenberg-Marquardt method)
* Armijo and Goldstein (Armijo-Goldstein rule in optimization)
* Philip Wolfe and Powell (Wolfe-Powell line search).

Can anyone help me?
Many thanks in advance!


From: Dominique Orban <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 06:03:58 -0400
Subject: INFORMS Comp Society Student Paper Award, Deadline July 31

The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) invites nominations for the 2011
Student Paper Award. The ICS Student Paper Award is given annually to
the best paper at the interface of computing and operations research
by a student author, as judged by the prize selection committee. The
award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium. The winner
will be invited to briefly present his/her paper in an ICS-sponsored
session and the award will be presented at the ICS Business Meeting at
the 2011 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC, in November
2011. The winner is expected to make his/her own travel arrangements
to the INFORMS meeting. The winner will also receive free registration
to the next ICS Conference. The ICS Student Paper Award is sponsored
by the Mica Fonden.

Deadline for nominations is midnight EDT, July 31, 2011.

Each nominated paper should satisfy the following:
* the entrant must have been a student on or after January 1, 2011;
* the paper must present original research results;
* the research must have been conducted while the entrant was a student;
* the paper must be written by the entrant with only minor outside
editorial assistance (one or more advisors may appear as co-authors
of a paper, but the student must be the 'first author');
* the entrant can be a (co-)author in at most one paper submitted to
the competition;
* the paper must not have won a previous ICS Student Paper Award;
* the entrant must be an ICS member in the year the submission is
made. Note that ICS student membership costs just $1.

Nominations should be sent electronically to the Chair of the Prize
Selection Committee no later than midnight EDT, July 31, 2011. The
nomination packet should include the following:
* The nominated paper (30 pages or less, 1 inch margins, double
spaced, and 12 point font and in the standard format of INFORMS
Journal on Computing) in pdf;
* an email address and phone number where the entrant can be contacted
in the event they are selected as a finalist;
* letter(s) (in pdf format) signed by all coauthors of the paper and
the entrant attesting that the seven eligibility conditions are met.

For nominations and further queries, please contact:
Professor Shabbir Ahmed, sahmed@isye.gatech.ed


From: Samuel Burer <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 15:29:26 -0400
Subject: Call for 2011 INFORMS Computing Society Prize

Deadline for nominations: July 31, 2011

The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize is an annual award for the
best English language paper or group of related papers dealing with
the Operations Research/Computer Science interface. The award is
accompanied by a certificate and a $1,000 honorarium. The winner will
be invited to briefly present his or her paper in an ICS-sponsored
session at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte (Nov 13-16 2011),
and the award will be presented at the ICS Business Meeting.

Conditions for eligibility:
* Published in the open literature;
* Pertinent to the interface of operations research and computer
* Written in English.

Application Process:
The nomination package should consist of a cover letter and a copy of
each nominated work. The cover letter should provide the title,
author's name, place and date of publication as well as a
justification for the nomination. Self-nominations are allowed but
discouraged. All nominations should be made electronically to All submissions will be acknowledged by
the committee chair.

2011 ICS Prize Committee: Samuel Burer, chair (University of Iowa)
David Kelton (University of Cincinnati)
Pascal Van Hentenryck (Brown University)

For additional information, email or visit


From: Jared Tanner <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 05:10:15 -0400
Subject: Workshop, Numerical Linear Algebra, Edinburgh, Jun 2011

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to attend the half day NAIS Workshop on Numerical Linear
Algebra being held at the University of Edinburgh School of
Mathematics on June 13th 2011 from 13:00 to 17:40. Registration

* Gil Strang (MIT) "Factoring banded matrices and matrix polynomials"
* Pavel Zhlobich (Edinburgh) "Quasiseperable matrices and polynomials"
* Desmond Higham (Strathclyde) "Models and algorithms for dynamic
* Andrew Thompson (Edinburgh) "A new analysis of a gradient projection
method for compressed sensing"

Details available at:

Jared Tanner and Pavel Zhlobich


From: Heike Fassbender <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 10:46:29 -0400
Subject: ILAS 2011 Prelim Program, Germany, Aug 2011

The preliminary programme for the 2011 ILAS Conference on "Pure and
Applied Linear Algebra: The new Generation" is now avalaible online,
see .

The conference will take place in Braunschweig, Germany, at the
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, August 22 - 26, 2011. It will
have a dense, interesting programme including 8 plenary speakers, 6
invited minisymposia and 7 young researchers minisymposia with a total
of 80 talks as well as 120 contributed talks.


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 12:32:13 +0100
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, France, Sep 2011

Sparse Days at CERFACS 2011. 6-7 September 2011.
Web site:

We are as usual 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.

Participants for the Sparse Days are also welcome to attend the first
Workshop of the joint INRIA-CERFACS lab on High Performance Computing
on Thursday September 8 where topics related to ongoing and future
research activities of the joint lab will be discussed.

As usual there will be no registration fee although you must register
beforehand with Brigitte Yzel ( You should
also let Brigitte know if you want to stay in the very cheap (but very
adequate) on-site accommodation. There will be a conference dinner on
Tuesday evening, the cost of which will be announced later.

As is our custom, we try to have a focus on a topical theme. The "in
topic" this year seems to be discussing and formulating strategies for
developing software, algorithms, and libraries for the Exascale
computers anticipated in 2018-2020 so we particularly welcome any
contributions addressing this issue. However, as always feel free to
present your latest ideas and work on exploiting sparsity.

People wanting to speak should email Xavier Vasseur
( with a title and abstract of up to one
page in LaTeX or plain text. A poster session will be available.
Please let us know if you would prefer this mode of presentation.

The deadline for submitting abstracts, for registering, and for
requesting cheap accommodation is August 22nd.


From: Georg Regensburger <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:21:01 -0400
Subject: Call for Papers, MACIS 2011, Beijing, Oct 2011

MACIS 2011: Fourth International Conference on
Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences
Beijing, China, October 19-21, 2011

MACIS is a series of conferences where foundational research on
theoretical and practical problems of mathematics for computing and
information processing may be presented and discussed. MACIS also
addresses experimental and case studies, scientific and engineering
computation, design and implementation of algorithms and software
systems, and applications of mathematical methods and tools to
outstanding and emerging problems in applied computer and information
sciences. Each conference focuses on two or three themes.

The themes for MACIS 2011 are:
- Design and Analysis of Complex Systems
- Numeric and Symbolic Constraint Solving
- Cryptography and Coding Theory

Submission of papers/extended abstracts: July 31, 2011
Notification of acceptance or rejection: September 5, 2011
Conference taking place: October 19-21, 2011
Deadline for full paper submission: December 15, 2011

See the conference website for a detailed list of topics and further


From: Jichun Li <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 00:38:10 -0400
Subject: Conference, Sci Comp and Appl, USA, Apr 2012

The 8th International Conference on Scientific Computing and
Applications, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
April 1 - 4, 2012

This will be the 8th of the sequences of conferences on Scientific
Computing and Applications (SCA) held in the Pacific Rim region (held
before in China, Canada, Hong Kong, Korean). This is the first time to
be held in USA. On behalf of the local organization committee, we
sincerely invite researchers on SCA to participate this conference.

Scientific Committee (all confirmed to attend): Randolph Bank (USA),
Gang Bao (USA), Russ Caflisch (USA), Zhangxing (John) Chen (Canada),
Graeme Fairweather (USA), Max Gunzburger (USA), Jan Hesthaven (USA),
Yunqing Huang (China), Youssuff Hussaini (USA), Jin-Fa Lee (USA),
Yanping Lin (Hong Kong), Chi-Wang Shu (USA), Tao Tang (Hong Kong),
Ren-hong Wang (China), Mary Wheeler (USA), Yau Shu Wong (Canada)

Important Deadlines
* November 1, 2011: Mini-symposium proposal due
* December 1, 2011: Abstracts for all talks due

More information can be found on the conference website:


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 09:47:43 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conf on Uncert Quant (UQ12), USA, Apr 2012

SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ12)

This conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty
Quantification. This conference is being held in cooperation with the
American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Statistical and Applied
Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI).

Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Dates: April 2-4, 2012

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

November 8, 2011: Minisymposium proposals
November 8, 2011: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

November 22, 2011: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

March 5, 2012 Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EST

March 5, 2012

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Jeff Linderoth <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 13:59:28 -0400
Subject: Call for Site Pre-Proposals, ISMP 2015

The Symposium Advisory Committee of the Mathematical Optimization
Society issues a call for pre-proposals to organize and host ISMP
2015, the triennial International Symposium on Mathematical

ISMP is the flagship event of our society, regularly gathering over a
thousand scientists from around the world. The conference will be
held in or around the month of August, 2015. Hosting ISMP provides a
vital service to the mathematical optimization community and often has
a lasting effect on the visibility of the hosting institution. It
also presents a significant challenge. This call for pre-proposals is
addressed at local groups willing to take up that challenge.

Preliminary bids will be examined by the Symposium Advisory Committee
(SAC), which will then issue invitations for detailed bids. The final
decision will be made and announced during ISMP 2012 in Berlin.

Member of the SAC are Jeff Linderoth, Chair <>,
Shabbir Ahmed, <>, Kurt Anstreicher
<>, Anders Forsgren, <>,
Martine Labbe, <>, Philippe Toint
<>, R=FCdiger Schultz
<>, Shuzhong Zhang, <>.

Preliminary bids should be brief and contain information pertaining to
1) Location,
2) Facilities: Campus? Hotel? Convention Center?,
3) Logistics: Accommodation and transportation, and
4) Likely local organizers.

Further information can be obtained from any member of the advisory
committee. Please address your preliminary bids until September 15,
2011 to Jeff Linderoth <>.


From: Shan Zhao <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:28:50 -0400
Subject: Special Issue, MMIS11, Due Date Extended

The International Journal of Biomedical Imaging will publish a special
issue entitled =91Mathematical Methods for Images and Surfaces
2011=92. The Due Date of this special issue has been extended. It is now
due on July 1, 2011.

The scope of this special issue is to create an excellent media for
researchers from engineering, biological, and mathematical sciences to
report novel mathematical and computational models, methods, and
results, with applications to biomedical imaging, biomedical
engineering, and biological science. Research findings which are
relevant to biomedical science and technology and involve strong
mathematical components are particularly welcome. Original papers and
high-quality review articles on a wide range of topics in images and
surfaces are solicited for this special issue. For more details,
please see

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's
Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective
authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript
through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at

Guest Editors:
Guowei Wei, Lalita Udpa, Yang Wang, Weihong Guo, Shan Zhao.


From: "prof. Ivan Ivanov" <>
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 11:09:29 +0300
Subject: Special Issue, Modern Comp with Appl: Lin Alg, Est, & Control

Call for Papers, Special Issue, Modern Computing with Applications: In
Linear Algebra, Estimation, and Control Theory

The aim of this special issue is to provide a common forum to select
and publish important research results and review articles in the area
of advanced modern computations and their applications in linear
algebra, control theory, estimation, and others.

Submissions are encouraged in the following areas:
* Linear algebra
* Deterministic and stochastic control theory
* Estimation
* Advanced computations
* Optimization: nonlinear, robust, and stochastic
* Numerical algorithms
* Survey articles on computing

Before submission authors should carefully read over the
journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at

For submission and reviewing, the following schedule is planned:
Manuscript Due: October 1, 2011
First Round of Reviews: January 1, 2012
Publication Date: April 1, 2012

Guest Editors:
Ivan Ganchev Ivanov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Frank Uhlig, Auburn University, USA
Mustapha Ait Rami, University of Valladolid, Spain


From: Irene Moulitsas <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 16:51:41 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Fellow Position, University of Cyprus

The Oceanography Center of the University of Cyprus invites
applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position for the research
project =93Development of the Integrated Parallel Cyprus Coastal Ocean
Forecasting System=94 funded by the Research Promotion Foundation of

The appointment is on a contract basis for 12 months. The gross
monthly salary is =803000. There is no provision for a 13th month pay.

* Development and implementation of numerical methods and graph
algorithms on computational fluid dynamics applications
* Parallelization of existing numerical and graph algorithms

* Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Computer Science or Computational
Mathematics or Engineering (granted before July 22nd 2011)
* Knowledge of Parallel Programming, or Scientific Computing, or
Algorithms, or Graph Theory, or Numerical Analysis, or Computational
Fluid Dynamics
* Extensive experience in computer programming (FORTRAN and C
programming languages)
* Experience in parallel programming (MPI and OpenMP)
* Good knowledge of English

Anyone wishing to apply should submit in two copies the following:
1. A cover letter indicating their interest in the position and the
date they can assume duties in case of selection
2. A brief research statement (up to 2 pages)
3. Resume/CV
4. The names of two contactable referees

All application material must be submitted by hand by Friday July 22nd
2011, 2:00pm, to
Human Resource Services
University of Cyprus
Council/Senate Anastasios G. Leventis Building
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia

or mailed to the above address in an envelope postmarked no later than
July 22nd 2011. Applications sent by mail will receive consideration
provided they arrive to the Human Resource Services by July 29th
2011. The sole responsibility will be upon the applicant.

For further information please contact the project co-ordinator
Prof. Georgios Georgiou (tel. +357 22892612, e-mail:


From: Dugald Duncan <>
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 15:12:44 +0100
Subject: Postdoc Position, Comp PDEs, Heriot-Watt Univ, UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Mathematics
Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software
Department of Mathematics
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

The topic of this postdoctoral project is the design, analysis and
implementation of domain decomposition parallel solvers for partial
differential equations.

Duration: 36 months from 1st August 2011
Closing date: 4th July 2011
Salary range: =A329,099 - =A335,788

Candidates should hold a PhD in an appropriate area of computational
mathematics, (e.g. domain decomposition, numerical linear algebra or
more general numerical methods for PDEs) and have the potential to
contribute to all aspects of the project. The person appointed will be
part of the Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software
project (, working with a broad range of
mathematicians, computer scientists and HPC specialists.

Download an application pack from our website or
contact the Human Resources Office, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
EH14 4AS tel 0131 451 3022 (24 hours) email quoting
Ref 54/11/J

Informal enquiries may be made to: Sebastien Loisel
( or Dugald Duncan (


From: Laura Grigori <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 03:44:02 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, INRIA Paris

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to join an active
international collaboration with UC Berkeley working on novel dense
and sparse linear algebra algorithms that minimize data movement, by
far the most expensive operation for emerging computer architectures.
Possible topics include designing new algorithms, high-performance
implementations on modern architectures, such as massively parallel
computers, GPUs and heterogeneous combinations, and studies of their
numerical stability. The candidate can visit UC Berkeley for long

For further information, please visit:

To apply, please send a CV and two letters of reference (directly from
recommenders) to before June 20, 2011 (open
until filled). Applicants should have (or be in the process of
getting) a Phd in applied mathematics or computer science, obtained
after January 2010. Background in numerical linear algebra and/or
parallel computing is a plus.


From: "C. T. Kelley" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 08:31:30 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, NC State


The Mathematics Department at North Carolina State University invites
applications for two two-year postdoctoral positions beginning as
early as Fall 2011, assuming availability of funding. We are seeking
exceptionally well- qualified individuals with research interests
compatible with those in the department. We are
particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in electronic
structure calculations and/or quantum chemistry.

Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely
related field prior to the start date, and must demonstrate research
excellence, strong oral and written communication skills, and a
commitment to effective teaching. The Department of Mathematics has
strong research programs in both pure and applied mathematics. Many
members of the department participate in interdisciplinary programs
and research groups on campus and in the broader Research Triangle
community. More information about the department can be found at

To submit your application materials, go to
Include a vita, at least three letters of recommendation, and a
description of current and planned research.

Write to for questions concerning this position
and to verify that your application is complete.

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regards to
sexual orientation.


From: Marc Baboulin <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 03:06:11 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Sci Comp, University Paris-Sud/INRIA

A PhD position is available at University Paris-Sud/INRIA-Saclay in
the area of high-performance computing applied to the simulation of
incompressible fluids.

The research topic will focus on the solution of large sparse linear
systems coming from the discretization of Helmholtz and Poisson
equations that represent the major part of the computational time for
solving the Navier-Stokes equations describing a large class of fluid
flows. The iterative solvers developed in this PhD thesis will be
based on a hybrid programming approach in order to take advantage of
current heterogeneous multicore/GPU architectures and will make use of
advanced scheduling techniques. They will be validated on physical
applications studied at LIMSI/CNRS (

More information available at:

This is a three years PhD studentship funded by Region
=CEle-de-France/Digit=E9o ( It includes a monthly
salary after taxes of around 1500 Euros (medical insurance included)
with coverage of travel expenses to attend conferences. The position
is expected to start in October 2011.

Applicants must have a Master degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer
Science or other relevant field. Good programming skills are
required. Experience with iterative linear algebra solvers is a
plus. Applicants should email a CV and contact information of two
references to by Friday July 8, 2011.


From: Romas Baronas <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:46:26 -0400
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, 16(2)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 16, Number 2, 2011

A free on-line edition is available at:


Perturbation solutions of fifth order oscillatory nonlinear systems,
pp. 123=96134, M.A. Akbar, Sk.T.A. Siddique.

Exact solutions for unsteady axial Couette flow of a fractional
Maxwell fluid due to an accelerated shear, pp. 135=96151, M. Athar,
C. Fetecau, M. Kamran, A. Sohail, M. Imran.

Natural convection in a square inclined enclosure with vee-corrugated
sidewalls subjected to constant flux heating from below, pp. 152=96169,
S.H. Hussain, A.K. Hussein, M.M. Mahdi.

Vectorization of human pelvis objects in X-ray images, pp. 170=96180,
A. Juozapavicius, R. Markauskas.

A comparison of delayed SIR and SEIR epidemic models, pp. 181=96190,
A. Kaddar, A. Abta, H.T. Alaoui.

The Kaldor=96Kalecki stochastic model of business cycle, pp. 191=96205,
G. Mircea, M. Neamtu, D. Opris.

A seventh order numerical method for singular perturbed
differential-difference equations with negative shift, pp. 206=96219,
K. Phaneendra, Y.N. Reddy, GBSL. Soujanya.

Alternating-direction method for a mildly nonlinear elliptic equation
with nonlocal integral conditions, pp. 220=96230, M. Sapagovas,
O. Stikoniene.

On the third order boundary value problems with asymmetric
nonlinearity, pp. 231=96241, S. Smirnov.

Global dynamics of a predator-prey system with Holling type II
functional response, pp. 242=96253, X. Tian, R. Xu.


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 14:16:51 +0200
Subject: Contents, BIT 51(1)

Volume 51 No. 1 March 2011


B. ADCOCK / Gibbs phenomenon and its removal for a class of orthogonal

W. AUZINGER, H. LEHNER and E. WEINM=DCLLER / An efficient asymptotically
correct error estimator for collocation solutions to singular index-1

A. BARNETT and L. GREENGARD / A new integral representation for
quasi-periodic scattering problems in two dimensions

D. COHEN and E. HAIRER / Linear energy-preserving integrators for
Poisson Systems=09

W. GAUTSCHI / Optimally scaled and optimally conditioned Vandermonde
and Vandermonde-like matrices

/ Some computational tools for digital archive and metadata

S. GONZ=C1LEZ-PINTO and D. HERN=C1NDEZ-ABREU / Global error estimates for
a uniparametric family of stiffly accurate Runge-Kutta collocation
methods on singularly perturbed problems

D.J. HIGHAM, S. INTEP, X. MAO and L. SZPRUCH / Hybrid simulation of
autoregulation within transcription and translation=09

M.E. HOCHSTENBACH and L. REICHEL / Fractional Tikhonov regularization
for linear discrete ill-posed problems=09

A. RAMAGE and L. VON SYDOW / A multigrid preconditioner for an
adaptive Black-Scholes solver

S. REICH / A dynamical systems framework for intermittent data

End of NA Digest