NA Digest Sunday, October 23, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 43

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Sandia National Labs

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From: Stephen Vavasis <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:37:53 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Subject: Authors retaining permissions for publications

With regarding to Dianne O'Leary's NA digest posting on how she was
unable to obtain a PDF reprint from Springer of her own article, I'd
like to make a suggestion that won't help Dianne but may help other
readers avoid this situation down the road. You can ask publishers to
accept the SPARC copyright transfer form, which is available on the

I recently asked Springer to accept the addendum for a coauthored
paper of mine. The Springer rep who answered my email did not accept
the addendum but instead told me to transfer the copyright by clicking
the box for authorship by a Canadian government employee, which
resulted in a "Crown Copyright" of our paper. Canadian law says that
Crown Copyright papers can be freely reprinted for noncommercial
purposes, so the effect was even more liberal than the sparc addendum.


From: "Field G. Van Zee" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:38:19 -0500
Subject: The QR Algorithm is Alive and Well

We just finished some research that we believe is of general interest
to this community.

Over the years, we have often been asked if we could provide a routine
for applying multiple sets of Givens rotations that achieves level-3
BLAS performance. This kind of routine also came up in discussions
when the BLAS Technical Forum pursued extensions to the BLAS

We finally got around to pursuing this line of research. To our
surprise, such a routine facilitates a reformulation of the QR
algorithm that makes this 50 year-old algorithm (when used to compute
all eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a dense Hermitian matrix)
competitive with methods based on Cuppen's Divide and Conquer
algorithm and the Method of Multiple Relatively Robust Representations
(MRRR). The results extend naturally to the case where the QR
algorithm is used to compute the SVD of a dense matrix.

The results are reported in FLAME Working Note #60, available from
[1]. The implementations are part of the libflame library, available
from [2].

Field Van Zee
Robert van de Geijn
Gregorio Quintana-Orti



From: Jie Shen <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:51:48 -0400
Subject: New Book, Spectral Methods: Alg, Analysis and Appl

I'd like to announce the recent publication of our new book

Spectral Methods: Algorithms, Analysis and Applications
Springer Series in Computational Mathematics, Vol. 41
by Jie Shen, Tao Tang and Li-Lian Wang

This book provides a detailed presentation of basic spectral
algorithms, as well as a systematical presentation of basic
convergence theory and error analysis for spectral methods. Readers of
this book will be exposed to a unified framework for designing and
analyzing spectral algorithms for a variety of problems, including in
particular high-order differential equations and problems in unbounded
domains. The book contains a large number of figures which are
designed to illustrate various concepts stressed in the book. A set of
basic matlab codes has been made available online to help the readers
to develop their own spectral codes for their specific applications.

The book is available from Springer at


From: Kody Law <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:40:47 -0400
Subject: Topics in Control, UK, Nov 2011

EPSRC Workshop: Topics in Control. University of Warwick, UK
November 30 - December 2, 2011

The field of control theory is central to a wide range of aerospace,
industrial, automotive and advanced technological systems and
increasingly recognized as fundamental for emerging fields ranging
from nanotechnology to cell regulation. Moreover, in addition to its
traditional ubiquity in process regulation for the physical sciences
and engineering, control concepts now pervade the biological,
computer, and social sciences. This workshop aims to bring together
internationally leading researchers working on various aspects of this
field to interact, exchange ideas and explore new directions.

List of Invited Speakers: Stefan Ankirchner, Nick Bingham, Jochen
Broecker, Marta D'Elia, Boualem Djehiche, Olivier Gueant, Astrid
Hilbert, Minyi Huang, Peter Imkeller, Saul Jacka, Vassili Kolokoltsov,
Adam Ostaszewski, Ilya Pavlyukevich, Alexei B. Piunovskiyv, Amol
Sasane, Jiang Lun Wu, Tusheng Zhang

Information: Dr. Kody J H Law, or
Dr. Wei Yang,


From: Jun Zou <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:47:40 -0400
Subject: ICSC in honor of Tony F. Chan, Hong Kong, Jan 2012

ICSC 2012, The International Conference on Scientific Computing,
January 4-7, 2012, Hong Kong,
in honor of Professor Tony F. Chan at his 60th birthday.

Conference website:

Organizing Committee:

Scientific Committee:

List of confirmed invited speakers:


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:36:35 -0400
Subject: Discrete Algorithms, SODA12, Japan, Jan 2012

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA12)
Location: The Westin Miyako, Kyoto, Japan
Dates: January 17-19, 2012

Program Committee Chair:
Yuval Rabani, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Invited Speakers:
Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research, US
Martin Grohe, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Registration and the conference schedule are now posted at



Twitter hashtag: #SIAMDA12

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 04:44:43 -0400
Subject: SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting, UK, Jan 2012

Registration is now open for the next Annual Meeting of the UK &
Republic of Ireland Section of SIAM, 6 January 2012 at the University
of Leicester, UK.

Confirmed invited speakers are:
Helen Byrne (University of Oxford)
Simon Chandler-Wilde (University of Reading)
Charlie Elliott (University of Warwick)
Bill Lionheart (University of Manchester)
Alex Lipton (Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Imperial College London)
Phillipe Toint (The University of Namur)

For further details and to register for the meeting please visit and go to
"Annual Meeting" via the menu bar. Registration deadline is Friday, 9
December 2011.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Leicester.

Nancy Nichols (SIAM UKIE President)
Jared Tanner (SIAM UKIE Vice-President)
Timo Betcke (SIAM UKIE Treasurer/Secretary)


From: "Jennifer E Fasy" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:00:18 -0400
Subject: SIAM PP12, Program Available, USA, Feb 2012

Conference Name: SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Dates: February 15-17, 2012

Invited Speakers:

George Biros, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Eric Brown, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Ümit V. Çatalyürek, The Ohio State University, USA
John Gustafson, Intel, USA
Laura Grigori, INRIA, France
Katherine Yelick, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory
Yunquan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China

The preliminary program for this conference is now available at:

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:19:50 -0400
Subject: IMA Maths 2012, UK, Mar 2012

MATHEMATICS 2012, 22 March 2012
Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Mathematics 2012 is the seventh in the series of annual IMA
conferences to promote mathematics. This series aims to demonstrate to
both mathematicians and non mathematicians the many uses of modern
mathematics. The work of the speakers this year includes the food
industry, defence, finance and government. Also included are current
topics in mathematics such as the promotion of mathematics to a wider
audience and the interface between school and university mathematics.

We hope that the audience will have mathematicians, those who work
with mathematicians in policy forming roles, and anyone who has an
interest in developments in the applications of mathematics.

Confirmed Speakers (plus talk topics):
James Moffat – Defence
Jozsef Baranyi – Food Industry
David Youdan – HESTEM Programme
David Acheson – Public engagement
Peter Benton – Census
Robert Mackay – IMA in 2012: strategy

For further information and to register for this conference, please
visit the conference webpage:
to download, complete and return the application form. For conference
queries, please contact: Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, Institute of
Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson
Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF E-mail:
Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020


From: Didier EL BAZ <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:43:37 -0400
Subject: Parallel Comp and Optim, China, May 2012

Call for Papers, Workshop Parallel Computing and Optimization, PCO'12
held in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS, Shanghai, China, May 21-25, 2012

Paper Submission Deadline: December 23, 2011

The workshop Parallel Computing and Optimization aims at providing a
forum for scientific researchers and engineers on recent advances in
the field of parallel or distributed computing for difficult
combinatorial optimization problems like 0-1 multidimensional knapsack
problems and cutting stock problems, large scale linear programming
problems, nonlinear optimization problems and global optimization
problems. Emphasis will be placed on new techniques for the solution
of these difficult problems like cooperative methods for integer
programming problems and polynomial optimization methods. Aspects
related to Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC) will also be
treated. Finally, the use of new approaches in parallel computing like
GPU or hybrid computing, peer to peer computing and cloud computing
will be considered. Application to planning, logistics, manufacturing,
finance, telecommunications and computational biology.

Topics: Integer programming, linear programming, nonlinear
programming; Global optimization, polynomial optimization; Exact
methods, heuristics; Parallel algorithms for combinatorial
optimization; Parallel metaheuristics; Distributed optimization
algorithms; Graph partitioning, preconditioning, Combinatorial
Scientific Computing, hybrid computing and the solution of
optimization problems; Peer to peer computing and optimization
problems; Applications: planning, logistics, manufacturing, finance,
telecommunications, computational biology, combinatorial algorithms in
high performance computing.


From: EAC AMiTaNS <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 02:02:10 -0500
Subject: AMitaNS'12, Bulgaria, Jun 2012

The Euro-American Consortium for Promotion ofthe Application of
Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences is pleased to announce
its Fourth Conference AMiTaNS'12 to be held in the resort
St.St.Constantine and Helena, June 11-16, 2012 which is one of the top
level vacation resorts in the Northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

The conference will be scheduled in plenary and keynote lectures
followed by special and contributed sessions. The accents of the
conference will be on Applied Analysis, Applied Physics,
Biomathematics, Continuum Mechanics,Mathematical Physics, Numerical
Methods, Scientific Computing, Solitons and Transport Processes which
can be complemented by some specific topics in contributed special
sessions. You are welcomed to announce and organize special sessions
that should be within the general topic of the conference. If you are
interested in attending AMiTaNS’12 please prepare a short abstract
within 300words clearly stating the goal, tools and e-mail to The deadline for submissions is March 31,

Further information regarding the event is available at

Conference coordinators: A.Ackleh (ULL, LA, USA); C.I. Christov (ULL,
LA, USA), M.D. Todorov (TUS, Sofia, Bulgaria)


From: "Jennifer E Fasy" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:55:41 -0400
Subject: SIAM Annual Meeting, USA, Jul 2012

Conference Name: 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Dates: July 9-13, 2012

The Call for Papers for this conference is now available. Please
visit for more information.

January 9, 2012: Minisymposium proposals
January 30, 2012: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 16, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMAN12

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Graham De Vahl Davis <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:19:36 +0000
Subject: Computational Heat Transfer, UK, Jul 2012

Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer

The next ICHMT symposium on "Advances in Computational Heat Transfer:
CHT-12", will take place at the University of Bath, Bath, England, on
July 1-6, 2012. Papers on all aspects of CHT – both fundamental and
applied – will be welcome.

Enquiries may be directed to Em. Prof. Graham de Vahl Davis
( or Dr D. A. S. Rees
(, co-chairs.

Full information may be found on the symposium website

Abstracts are now invited, and should be submitted by email to preferably by mid-November.


From: William Turner <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:17:06 -0400
Subject: ISSAC 2012, France, Jul 2012

International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
Grenoble, France, July 22-25, 2012

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
(ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation
and computer algebra. ISSAC 2012 is the 37th meeting in the series,
started in 1966 and held annually since 1981, in North America, Europe
and Asia. The conference presents a range of invited speakers,
tutorials, poster sessions, software demonstrations and vendor
exhibits with a centerpiece of contributed research papers.

A satellite MaGiX workshop on language and graphical interface design
for computer algebra systems will be organized after the conference,
on July 26-27.

A second satellite workshop on Categorical Computer Science (CaCoS)
will also take place after the conference, on July 26.

Paper submission deadline: Monday, January 9, 2012, 23:59 PST
Notification of acceptance/rejection: Friday, March 16, 2012
Camera-ready copy due: Monday, April 30, 2012

All areas of computer algebra and symbolic computation are of


From: Jean Utke <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:47:48 -0500
Subject: AD2010, Automatic Diff, USA, Jul 2012

The 6th International Conference on Automatic Differentiation, AD2012
will take place July 23-27, 2012 in Fort Collins, CO (USA).

AD2012 is sponsored by SIAM. It represents a follow up on the
previous conferences held in Breckenridge (USA), Santa Fe (USA), Nice
(France), Chicago (USA); the last international conference in the
series was held in Bonn (Germany) in 2008.

Conference topics include: algorithmic foundations of automatic
differentiation (AD); applications in science, engineering, and
finance; especially ODE, DAE, inverse problems, and optimization; AD
and numerical paradigms; higher-order derivatives; combinatorial
problems in AD; AD tool design and implementation; exploitation of

Contributed papers must be submitted by December 21, 2011.

Details regarding the paper submission and further information about
the conference are available at


From: "Cai, Wei" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 10:58:08 +0000
Subject: Chair, Math and Stat., UNCC harlotte

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

This tenured position at the Full Professor level is open to
candidates who have 1) a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,
Statistics, or a related field; 2) a distinguished record of teaching
and scholarly research; 3) demonstrated success in attracting external
funding; 4) the leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to lead
a vibrant, diverse department committed to teaching and research
excellence; and 5) a strong commitment to promoting diversity in the
work environment. Previous successful chair or significant
administrative experience is desirable, but candidates who otherwise
possess exceptionally strong credentials will be given serious
consideration. For the full add, click here

For more information, confidential inquiries, or nominations, please
contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Evan Houston, .

Applications must be submitted on-line to .


From: Linda Reed <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:44:25 -0400
Subject: Tenure Track Professor, OR, Cornell Univ

Tenure-Track Professor:
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Position #15976

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive,
dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's
land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an
uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and
best practices to further the university's mission of teaching,
research, and outreach.

Cornell University's School of Operations Research and Information
Engineering (ORIE) seeks to fill tenured/tenure-track faculty
positions, with one position (unrestricted in rank) in Financial
Engineering (FE), and one or more positions (at the Assistant or
junior Associate Professor level) in Applied OR. Applied OR applicants
with research interests that intersect strongly with information
engineering/technology, or with energy/sustainability, are of primary

Requisite is a strong interest in the broad mission of the School, an
ability and willingness to teach at all levels of the program, strong
potential for leadership in research and education, and a Ph.D. in
Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field by
the start of the appointment. Salary will be appropriate to
qualifications and engineering school norms.

Cornell ORIE is a diverse group of high-quality researchers and
educators interested in probability, optimization, statistics,
simulation, and a wide array of applications such as manufacturing,
supply chains, scheduling, transportation systems, health care,
financial engineering, service systems and network science. We value
mathematical and technical depth and innovation, and experience with
applications and practice. Ideal candidates will have correspondingly
broad training and interests.

Please apply online at:

Applications received by December 31, 2011 will be given earliest
consideration. ORIE and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace
diversity and seek candidates who can contribute to a welcoming
climate for students of all races and genders. Cornell's Dual Career
program seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples. We strongly
encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply.

Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
and educator.


From: Victor Didenko <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:47:21 -0400
Subject: Faculty Position, NA, Univ of Brunei Darussalam

The Mathematics Group in the Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei
Darussalam ( is seeking to appoint a Lecturer,
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor in pure or applied
numerical analysis. The successful applicant should hold a PhD in
mathematics, have demonstrated expertise or research ability in
numerical analysis, and have an interest in teaching undergraduate
mathematics and supervising postgraduate students. Experience in
computational mathematics would be an advantage.

For non-citizens of Brunei Darussalam, the appointment will be by
contract for a period of three years which can be renewed subject to
mutual agreement. The annual base salary ranges from B$33,720 to
B$73,320, there is an added academic allowance of $300 to $1000 a
month, a bonus of 2 or 4 weeks' salary at the end of each 12 months of
service, a gratuity of 9 months' salary at the end of each 3-year
contract, and many other generous subsidies and benefits. At present
there is no personal income tax in Brunei Darussalam.

Application forms can be downloaded from, and should be submitted to the
Registrar and Secretary of Universiti Brunei Darussalam by 17 November

For more information about the position or application procedure,
please contact the Mathematics Programme Leader, Malcolm Anderson at


From: MiguelA.Bentez <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:59:36 -0400
Subject: Research Positions, Appl Math, BCAM

BCAM, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics ( ), is a
Research Center whose mission is to develop high quality interdisciplinary
research. With an international team of researchers, the scientific program is
structured in several research areas covering various fields of Applied
Mathematics. Moreover, BCAM is a host institution for several national and
international research projects and also develops collaborative projects with
Basque Industry.

BCAM has opened an International Call for Researchers, offering positions for
Senior and Associate Researchers, Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students in all
areas of Applied Mathematics. Specific positions are also available within the
Research Project NUMERIWAVES "New Analytical and Numerical Methods in Wave
Propagation", coordinated by E. Zuazua and funded by the ERC - European
Research Council.

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

Deadline for submission: November 11th 2011

We kindly ask you to distribute this call among colleagues and potential
candidates. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional

BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Bizkaia Technology Park, Building 500
E-48160 Derio – Spain
Tel. +34 946 567 842

( matematika mugaz bestalde )


From: Anne Ginther <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:58:45 -0400
Subject: Asst Professor Position, Math, Michigan State Univ

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University will have
two tenure-track positions to begin Fall 2012. It is expected that
successful applicants will be appointed at the rank of Assistant
Professor, but truly outstanding candidates for appointment at higher
ranks will be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on their
merits in both research and teaching, and excellence is essential in
both. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2 years of
experience beyond the Ph.D. Outstanding applicants from all
mathematical research areas will be considered. It is expected that
pure and applied mathematics will each be given priority for one of
the positions. For full consideration please apply through by November 15, 2011. Late applications will still be
evaluated until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a
vita, statement on research and teaching, and should arrange for at
least 4 letters of recommendation to be sent, one of which must
specifically address the applicant’s ability to teach. Applicants from
underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Meanwhile MSU policy requires that all applicants must also file
applications through MSU’s COMPASS system. Please visit this link:
time=1315340775833 to apply. (You will be applying twice; once through
mathjobs and once through MSU.)

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is
committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.


From: Ed D'Azevedo <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:35:10 -0400
Subject: Householder Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Householder Fellowship


The Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (ORNL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for
the Alston S. Householder Fellowship in Scientific Computing.


The Fellowship honors Dr. Alston S. Householder, founding director of
the Mathematics Division (now CSM Division) at ORNL and recognizes his
seminal research contributions to the fields of numerical analysis and
scientific computing. Funding for the Householder Fellowship comes
from the Computational Mathematics Project, which is supported by the
Office of Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences of the
U.S. Department of Energy (

Additional information about the math group at ORNL can be found at

The purpose of the Householder Fellowship is to promote innovative
research in scientific computing on advanced computer architectures and
to facilitate technology transfer from the laboratory research
environment to industry and academia through advanced training of new
computational scientists. The applied mathematics research efforts
provide the fundamental mathematical methods and algorithms needed to
model complex physical, chemical, and biological systems. The computer
science research efforts enable scientists to efficiently implement
these models on the highest performance computers available and to
store, manage, analyze, and visualize the massive amounts of data that
result. Networking research provides the techniques to link the data
producers, e.g., supercomputers and large experimental facilities, with
the data consumers, i.e., scientists who need the data.

Qualifications Required

The position requires a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, or
statistics. Candidates nearing completion of the Ph.D.but no more than
three years beyond completion can be considered. The successful
candidate will have a strong background and interest in multi-scale
methods for scientific computing. Principal research areas include:
- boundary element method
- dense matrix computations
- direct methods for sparse matrix computations
- iterative methods for linear systems
- algorithms for solving differential equations
- large eigenvalue computations
- computational geometry and mesh generation

* A security clearance is not required for this position

SELECTION: Finalists for the Fellowship will be invited to visit ORNL
to present a seminar and visit the area. The selected Fellow must be
available to begin the appointment during calendar year
2012.Appointments are for one year with the option to renew for a
second year. Each Householder Fellowship is a staff-level appointment
that provides access to state-of-the-art computational
facilities(high-performance workstations and parallel architectures),
and collaborative research opportunities in active research programs.

To Apply

Please visit to officially apply to this Fellowship. For
additional questions please contact Josh Scull at or Ed
D'Azevedo at


From: Per Lotstedt <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 02:57:48 -0400
Subject: Researcher, Alg/SW Dev, Systems Biology, Uppsala

Researcher in Algorithm and Software development in Systems Biology
at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University
in Sweden.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most broad
and distinguished biomolecular departments in Europe. The Department
has five programs with approximately 125 employees. The advertised
position is available in the program of Computational and Systems

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher who will develop
algorithms and software for multiscale simulation of stochastic
reaction-diffusion processes. The position is located within the Elf
and Lotstedt groups at Uppsala University in Sweden. See the homepages and The purpose of the
suggested project is to develop a new multiscale algorithm for
spatially heterogeneous systems by coupling the macroscopic
reaction-diffusion equations to mesoscopic simulation by the
multivariate master equation.

Applicants must hold a recent PhD degree in scientific computing,
computational biology or a related subject. A prior experience of
working with partial differential equations, stochastic simulations,
kinetic modeling and software development with C/C++ would be highly
desirable. Submit your application no later than November 21,
2011. The full announcement and instructions how to apply are found at


From: Maria Emelianenko <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:36:22 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Multiscale Model, George Mason

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University
anticipates making a postdoctoral appointment starting in January,
2012 (negotiable). The successful candidate will have a PhD in
Mathematics or related area, with expertise in Numerical Analysis and
Partial Differential Equations, and strong computational and
interdisciplinary collaboration skills. Familiarity with computational
materials modeling techniques is a plus, but is not required. The
position entails working on the NSF-funded project "Developing
Mathematical Tools for Complex Materials Systems", directed by Maria
Emelianenko, in close collaboration with experimentalists and
colleagues in US and abroad. The project is aimed at developing
simulation, analysis and modeling techniques leading to design of
novel smart materials, and encompasses many areas of mathematics, such
as numerical analysis, PDE theory, optimization, stochastic processes
and statistical mechanics. The position carries a teaching load of one
course per semester, offers a competitive compensation with support
for professional travel, and is renewable for up to two years upon
satisfactory performance.

Application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement, and at least three letters of reference should be submitted
electronically on For more information, email Review of applications will start immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.


From: Peter Butkovic <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:51:32 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Birmingham, UK

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position in the
School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham (UK), to work on the
EPSRC funded project "Perron-Frobenius theory and max-algebraic
combinatorics of nonnegative matrices" under the supervision of Peter
Butkovic. It is a condition of this appointment that it starts
between 1 February and 31 July 2012 and its duration is 23 months. To
download the details and submit an electronic application online
visit:, reference number 43759.

Closing date: 16 November 2011.

Interviews will take place on around 1 December 2011.


From: Wim Michiels <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 03:29:14 -0400
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, Num Sim, Switched Systems

PhD / Postdoc: numerical simulation of switched systems, with
applications to power electronic circuits models

At the Scientific Computing Research group of the University of
Leuven, we have a vacancy for a PhD student or a postdoc whose task is
to develop and analyze novel numerical methods for time-integration
(simulation) of switched systems. Although the emphasis is on
developing generic numerical methods and software, applications are
envisaged in the area of simulation and control of power electronic
systems, in the framework of a joint project with the division Electa
of the university. The position will be initially offered for one
year, but an extension with one year (post-doc) or three years (phd)
is possible after a positive evaluation.

The requirements are a strong background in computational mathematics,
a strong interest in programming and strong collaboration
skills. Apply now if you are interested in the offered position. Send
your electronic application to Professor Wim Michiels:, The subject of your email should be
“Position Simulation”. Include a detailed CV, an abstract of your
Master's or PhD thesis, a motivation letter and names of three
possible references.

Besides a competitive salary we offer a stimulating research
environment within the Scientific Computing Group
( and the Division Electa
( The Leuven of Leuven is one of
the oldest universities of Europe, located in the cosy town of Leuven,
20km from Brussels.


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:20:52 -0400
Subject: Contents, Scalable Computing: Prac & Exp, 12(3)

Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, Vol 12, No 3

The number contains a selection of papers presented at the 2nd WOSS

You can find the online articles at the following link:


1) Vehicle routing problems with the use of multi-agent system, Lukasz
Chomatek and Aneta Poniszewska-Maranda , pp. 283–291

2) Support of Semantic Interoperability in a Service-based Business
Collaboration Platform, Karol Furdik, Peter Bednar, Gabriel Lukac and
Christoph Fritsch , pp. 293–305

3) The Semantic Middleware for Networked Embedded Systems Applied in
the Internet of Things and Services Domain, Peter Kostelnik, Martin
Sarnovsk and Karol Furdik , pp. 307–315

4) Secure Access Mechanism for Cloud Storage, Danny Harnik, Elliot
K. Kolodner, Shahar Ronen, Julian Satran, Alexandra Shulman-Peleg and
Sivan Tal , pp. 317–336

5) A Virtualization-based Approach to Dependable Service Computing,
Ciprian Dobre, Florin Pop, Valentin Cristea and Ovidiu-Marian Achim ,
pp. 337–350

6) An Adaptive and Scalable Replication Protocol on Power Smart Grids,
Joan Navarro, Jose &#769;Enrique Armendariz-Inigo and August Climent ,
pp. 351–362

7) A Hybrid Firefly-inspired Approach for Optimal Semantic Web Service
Composition, Cristina Bianca Pop, Viorica Rozina Chifu, Ioan Salomie,
Ramona Bianca Baico, Mihaela Dinsoreanu and Georgiana Copil ,
pp. 363–369

8) Abstraction layer for cloud computing, Binh Minh Nguyen, Viet Tran
and Ladislav Hluchy , pp. 371–374

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