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From: Dianne O'Leary <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:01:46 -0400
Subject: John Osborn, 1936-2011

We are very sorry to report that John Osborn passed away on May 30,
due to complications of surgery. He was an exemplary colleague,
scholar, and friend.

John's research concerned finite element methods, with particular
emphasis on eigenvalue problems. He also made considerable
contributions to the University of Maryland in his leadership as
Mathematics Department chair and college dean.

He leaves behind his wife Janice, three children, and eight

John's friends echo the sentiments in the eulogy given by Ron Lipsman:
"All of you who knew John well will understand me when I say that when
it came to compassion, empathy, courtesy and grace, John was in a
class by himself. All of us were truly blessed to have experienced his
kindness, his loyalty, his understanding and his love."

A memorial fund in John's name is being established in the University
of Maryland Foundation.

Ricardo Nochetto and Dianne O'Leary


From: Carlos Antonio de Moura <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 15:35:16 -0300
Subject: China-Brazil Conference, Scientific Comp, China, Jun 2011

To promote exchange in Scientific Computing, the Second China-Brazil
Conference on Scientific Computing will be held in Beijing, China from
June 27 to July 1, 2011, organized by the Institute of Applied Physics
and Computational Mathematics ( which will
have as partners the Institute of Computational Mathematics and
Scientific/Engineering Computing, the China Academy of Engineering
Physics and the Brazilian National Laboratory for Scientific Computing

The conference will cover, among other related areas: Atmosphere ocean
science, Environmental science, Meteorology, Nonlinear physics, Plasma
physics, Thermal physics, Solid mechanics, Fluid dynamics, Radiative
dynamics, Molecular dynamics, Quantum dynamics, Complex system, Image
processing, Petroleum engineering, Nuclear energy, Space science,
Material science, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology

Further information available from


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:14:49 +0100
Subject: Workshop, Adv in Num Computation, Manchester, Jul 2011

A one day workshop "Advances in Numerical Computation" in honour of
Sven Hammarling on the occasion of his 70th birthday will take place
on July 5, 2011 in the Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences
at the University of Manchester.

The speakers are:

* Jack Dongarra (University of Manchester, University of Tennessee and
Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
* Philip Gill (University of California, San Diego).
* David Sayers (NAG).
* Anne Trefethen (University of Oxford).
* Margaret Wright (Courant Institute).

Registration (GBP 10) is now open at

Nick Higham and Francoise Tisseur


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 16:38:07 -0400
Subject: Updates for ICIAM 2011, Vancouver, Jul 2011

It is hard to believe that in just over six weeks, we will be
welcoming over 3,000 visitors from around the world to Vancouver for
ICIAM 2011, the International Congress on Industrial & Applied

Although July 18 =E2=80=93 22, 2011 may seem like a long way from now, plea=
don=E2=80=99t forget that advance registration at special rates closes on J=
15, 2011. Visit to register now.

I would also like to remind you that July is a very busy tourist
season in Vancouver and hotel rooms reserved for ICIAM2011 delegates
are filling up quickly. I urge you to review the hotels and hostels
with special rates for our delegates as soon as possible

Please look up the full ICIAM program ( to browse
a complete list of topics for the thematic minisymposia
(, each of which includes a lead lecture followed
by six session speakers.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Best wishes,
Arvind Gupta
President, ICIAM 2011
CEO & Scientific Director, Mitacs


From: Chensong Zhang <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 03:25:35 -0400
Subject: Short Course/Workshop, ChinaMG2011, China, Aug 2011

China Short Course/Workshop on (Algebraic) Multigrid Methods

Aug 1-10, 2011, Kunming, CHINA

This workshop is to bring together researchers in the field with the
aim of mapping out the current landscape of multigrid in practice and
suggesting future directions. The main theme will be the Algebraic
Multigrid Method with focus on applications in Fluids and Structure
Interactions and other multi-physical systems and it will feature
lectures by Achi Brandt (UCLA) and Jinchao Xu (Penn State).

Other confirmed speakers include: Blanca Ayuso de Dios (CRM,
Barcelona); James Brannick (Penn State); Daniele Boffi (Univ di
Pavia); Long Chen (UC Irvine); Jonathan Cohen (NVIDIA); Ralf Hiptmair
(ETH, Zuerich); Young-Ju Lee (Rutgers); Scott Mclachlan (Tufts); Ivan
Notay (Univ Libre de Bruxelles); Irad Yavneh (Technion); Ludmil
Zikatanov (Penn State).

We expect that topics included in this Summer School and Workshop
program will be suitable for researchers (including graduate students)
who have essential knowledge on multigrid methods or who would like to
learn more about such methods and their applications. This summer
school is hosted by the Kunming University of Science and Technology
and the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China. For more
details, see


From: Ann Gentile <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:15:32 -0400
Subject: Deadline Ext: Resilience@Euro-Par 2011, 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,

Due to multiple requests, we have extended the paper submission
deadline to June 24, 2011.

Important Web sites:
Resilience 2011 at
Euro-Par 2011 at

Important dates:
Paper submission deadline on June 24, 2011
Notification deadline on July 12, 2011
Resilience Workshop on August 30, 2011
Euro-Par conference on August 29 - September 2nd, 2011
Camera ready deadline is after the workshop


From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 00:43:29 -0400
Subject: Final CFP, CANA 2011, Poland, Sep 2011


Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'11)
Szczecin, Poland, 19-21 September, 2011

CANA'11 is organized within the framework of the Federated Conference
on Computer Science and Information Systems. It is organized in
cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Topics: Parallel numerical algorithms, Novel data formats for dense
and sparse matrices, Libraries for numerical computations, Numerical
algorithms testing and benchmarking, Analysis of rounding errors of
numerical algorithms, Languages, tools and environments for
programming numerical algorithms, Numerical algorithms on GPUs,
Paradigms of programming numerical algorithms, Contemporary computer
architectures, Heterogeneous numerical algorithms, Applications of
numerical algorithms in science and technology

*Paper Submissions: June 19, 2011 (new deadline)
*Authors Notifications: July 16, 2011
*Final Submissions and Registrations: July 31, 2011
*Conference Dates: Sept 18-21, 2011


From: BoKgstrm <>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:11:43 +0200
Subject: Asst. Professor, Parallel/Multicore Comp, Umea Univ, Sweden

Asst. Professor in Parallel and Multicore Computing
with Tenure Track, Umea University, Sweden

We seek outstanding candidates for the following new tenure track

- Assistant Professor in Parallel and Multicore Computing
(Dnr 312-575-11)

For further information of the position, please contact professor
Bo Kagstrom at the Department of Computing Science and HPC2N

Dead-line for applications is June 28, 2011.

For the complete announcement, visit


From: Michaela Seiwald <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:27:45 -0400
Subject: Professorship, Applied Mathematics, KFU Graz

The Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the
Karl-Franzens-University of Graz invites applications for a
professorship in "Applied Mathematics" as soon as possible.

The successful candidate should represent applied mathematics in
research and teaching via a research area that is compatible with the
research directions already represented at the institute. The
candidate should have an international reputation for excellent

The research area shall cover modern methods for partial differential
equations and preferably lie within one of the following mathematical
fields: mathematical image processing, inverse problems, continuous
optimization/calculus of variations.

The successful candidate can exhibit scientific, application-motivated
contributions in the area of analysis as well as their numerical
implementation. The ability to contribute to the mathematical research
in the special research area "Mathematical Optimization and
Applications in the Biomedical Sciences" is expected. In addition, a
reasonable participation in the teaching duties of the institute is

The university expects competence in the area of gender mainstreaming.

Further information (in German) about the position and the required
documents for application can be found at


From: Gerlind Plonka-Hoch <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:20:04 +0200
Subject: Junior Professor, Georg-August Univ of G=C3=B6ttingen

The Georg-August University of G=C3=B6ttingen invites applications for an

Junior professor position (W1) for ``Mathematical Data Analysis''

at the Institute of Numerical and Applied Mathematics to be filled by
October 1, 2011. The initial appointment is for three years with an
extension for three more years after positive evaluation.

The successful candidate is expected to have research experience in at
least one area of mathematical data analysis such as mathematical
signal and image processing, computational harmonic analysis, fast
algorithms, numerical linear algebra or inverse problems.

A PhD degree in mathematics is required. Further, the candidate is
expected to have an excellent research record as well as experiences
in teaching and in fundraising. Further information on the profile of
the position can be found at


From: Isabel Figueiredo <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:26:57 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Comp Mathematics, Univ of Coimbra

Post Doctoral Research Position

The UTAustin|Portugal Program and the Department of Mathematics of the
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra,
Portugal (under the project below) invite applications for an one-year
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Mathematics, beginning October

The focus of the research is on imaging sciences and scientific
computing. It involves variational image processing, image analysis,
partial differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization,
visualization, and inverse problems in imaging, with applications in
medicine and emphasis on endoscopic images.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or Computational Sciences
and Engineering (preferably obtained after December 31, 2006). The
position obeys to the Portuguese scholarship system and the
corresponding salary is =E2=82=AC1495 per month (tax free). No teaching dut=
are associated with the position.

Applicants should send by email to the following
- curriculum vitae (publication list included)
- statement of research interests (one page maximum, describing
concisely scientific interests and the relation with the proposed
post doctoral position)
- names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to
provide references.

Period for applications : from June 24 to July 07 , 2011.

This position is funded by the research project UTAustin/MAT/0009/2008
(UTAustin|Portugal Program, Contact
for further information: Isabel M. Narra Figueiredo


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:51:58 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 61(9)

Applied Numerical Mathematics
Volume 61, Issue 9, Pages 977-1030 (September 2011)

1. Editorial Board

2. GMRES with adaptively deflated restarting and its performance on an
electromagnetic cavity problem, Pages 977-988, Kui Du

3. Convergence rates of derivatives of a family of barycentric
rational interpolants, Pages 989-1000, Jean-Paul Berrut, Michael
S. Floater, Georges Klein

4. A reduced domain strategy for local mesh movement application in
unstructured grids, Pages 1001-1016, Masoud Darbandi, Nematollah

5. A system of boundary integral equations for the transmission
problem in acoustics, Pages 1017-1029, George C. Hsiao, Liwei Xu


From: Claude Brezinski <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:51:23 +0200
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 57(3)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms
Volume 57 Number 3

Numerical stability of DQ solutions of wave problems, Stefania

On the spline collocation method for the single layer equation related
to time-fractional diffusion, Jukka T. Kemppainen, Keijo Matti

Iteration functions for pth roots of complex numbers, Joao Ribeiro
Cardoso, Ana F. Loureiro

Computation of the stabilizing solution of game theoretic Riccati
equation arising in stochastic H control problems, Vasile Dragan, Ivan
G. Ivanov

Revisit of Jarratt method for solving nonlinear equations, Fazlollah

Fifth-order iterative method for finding multiple roots of nonlinear
equations, Xiaowu Li, Chunlai Mu, Jinwen Ma, Linke Hou

Zeros of polynomials embedded in an orthogonal sequence, Alan Beardon,
Kathy Driver, Kerstin Jordaan

The IIM in polar coordinates and its application to electro
capacitance tomography problems, Juan Ruiz Alvarez, Jinru Chen, Zhilin


From: Ralph Baker Kearfott <>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:58:33 -0500
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing, 15(2)

For general information on this open-access journal, see:

For table of contents, as well as access to the articles, see:

Volume 15 (Special volume devoted to material presented at SCAN 2008)
Guest editors: Martine Ceberio and Vladik Kreinovich

Issue 2:

Sandeep Hattangady, William Edmonson, and Winser Alexander, Block
Floating Point Interval ALU for Digital Signal Processing, pp. 69-80,
June, 2011.

Ivan Petkovi=C3=84=E2=80=A1, Computational Aspects of the Implementation of=
Inversions, pp. 81-90, June, 2011.

Miodrag S. Petkovi=C3=84=E2=80=A1 and Du=C3=85=C2=A1an M. Milo=C3=85=C2=A1e=
vi=C3=84=E2=80=A1, Higher Order Methods
for the Inclusion of Multiple Zeros of Polynomials, pp. 91-108, June,

P. S. V. Nataraj and M. Arounassalame, An Interval Newton Method Based
on the Bernstein Form for Bounding the Zeros of Polynomial Systems,
pp.109-119, June, 2011.

Nguyen Hong Diep and Nathalie Revol, Solving and Certifying the
Solution of a Linear System, pp.120-131, June, 2011.

Andrzej Pownuk and Naveen Kumar Goud Ramunigari, Application of
Order-Preserving Functions to the Modeling of Computational Mechanics
Problems with Uncertainty, pp.132-143, June, 2011.

M. H. van Emden, From Interval Arithmetic to Interval Constraints,
pp.144-155, June, 2011.

Naoya Yamanaka, Masahide Kashiwagi, Shin'ichi Oishi, and Takeshi
Ogita, A Note on a Verified Automatic Integration Algorithm,
pp.156-167, June, 2011.


From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 05:13:18 -0400
Subject: First Articles, Journal of Mathematics in Industry

The first articles in the new Journal of Mathematics in Industry have
been published. See for

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