NA Digest Monday, November 28, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 48

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From: Kai Diethelm <>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 08:31:51 -0500
Subject: Helmut Brass (1936-2011)

Dear NA-Digest readers,

With great sadness we report that Professor Helmut Brass passed away
on October 30, 2011, at the age of 75. After graduating at the
University of Hannover, he first held positions at the Universities of
Osnabrueck and Clausthal before he moved to TU Braunschweig where he
stayed for a quarter of a century until his retirement in 2002. During
this period he became one of the leading figures in the area of
numerical integration and approximation theory. In his research work,
his credo was always to look at the questions arising in this context
from an abstract point of view, in particular using known and
developing new methods of functional analytic nature. This concept
allowed him and his students to prove many general results whose
applications to concrete problems lead to very strong error bounds and
provided deep structural insight into important numerical methods. His
work has been published in two books, one of which was published just
a few weeks ago, and a great many journal publications. Helmut Brass
has also been influential in the mathematical community as an editor
of various leading research journals and an organizer of important
conferences, most prominently the numerical integration conferences in
Oberwolfach. As an academic teacher, he was very popular among his
students for his excellent lectures and his guidance and advice
concerning graduate theses. He will be greatly missed by all who knew

Klaus-Juergen Foerster and Kai Diethelm


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:04:01 -0500
Subject: Follow up, Computational Science & Engineering Survey

We would like to thank those who have taken the time to complete the
CS&E survey. We have summarized the results from the survey of CS&E
programs, which can be found here:

There have been over 50 participants who have completed the survey so
far. I number of people started the survey but did not complete
things. If you see your program not represented we encourage you to go
to to take the survey.

There are 46 questions; you can see the complete list of question at

We will be putting together a more detailed report on the results of
the survey after the first of the year.

Thanks again,
Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee)
Linda Petzold (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Vladimir Voevodin (Moscow State University)


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:30:06 -0500
Subject: New Book, Taylor Approximations for Stochastic PDEs

Announcing the November 18, 2011, publication by SIAM of:

Taylor Approximations for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Arnulf Jentzen and Peter E. Kloeden

2011 / xiv + 220 / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-00-9 /
List Price $77.00 / SIAM Member Price $53.90 / Order Code CB83

This book presents a systematic theory of Taylor expansions of
evolutionary- type stochastic partial differential equations
(SPDEs). The authors show how Taylor expansions can be used to derive
higher order numerical methods for SPDEs, with a focus on pathwise and
strong convergence.Recent developments on numerical methods for random
and stochastic ordinary differential equations are also included since
these are relevant for solving spatially discretised SPDEs as well as
of interest in their own right.The authors include the proof of an
existence and uniqueness theorem under general assumptions on the
coefficients as well as regularity estimates in an appendix.

Contents: Preface; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Part I:
Random and Stochastic Ordinary Partial Differential Equations; Chapter
2: RODEs; Chapter 3: SODEs; Chapter 4: SODEs with Nonstandard
Assumptions; Part II: Stochastic Partial Differential Equations;
Chapter 5: SPDEs; Chapter 6: Numerical Methods for SPDEs; Chapter 7:
Taylor Approximations for SPDEs with Additive Noise; Chapter 8: Taylor
Approximations for SPDEs with Multiplicative Noise; Appendix:
Regularity Estimates for SPDEs; Bibliography; Index.

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


From: Zeynep Sargut <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 07:17:57 -0500
Subject: ECCO 2012, Turkey, Apr 2012

The 25th Conference of the ECCO (European Chapter on Combinatorial
IC Green Palace Hotel, Antalya, Turkey, April 26 - 28, 2012

Submission for abstracts starts: August 30, 2011
Deadline for abstract submission: February 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 10, 2012
Deadline for early registration: March 10, 2012
Deadline for author registration: March 20, 2012

TOPICS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to
- applications of combinatorial optimization in logistics and supply
chain management, manufacturing, energy production and distribution,
telecommunications, game theory, bioinformatics, health informatics,
healthcare, finance, discrete and hybrid dynamical systems, data
mining, machine learning, and other fields,
- exact solution algorithms, approximation algorithms, heuristics, and
meta-heuristics for combinatorial optimization problems,
- graph theory and network flows,
- integer programming, global optimization, stochastic integer
programming, multi-objective programming.

Participants of ECCO 2012 are cordially invited for submitting papers
for the special issue on Advances in Combinatorial Optimization and
Related Topics of the journal Optimization.
Submission deadline of full papers is March 31, 2013.

For additional information, please contact Zeynep Sargut, at or Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber,


From: Elise DeDoncker <>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:48:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: LSCP 2012, USA, Jun 2012

Workshop on Large Scale Computational Physics (LSCP), organized in
conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science
(ICCS) 2012 (see, ), to take place in
Omaha, Nebraska, USA, June 4-6.

The workshop will focus on symbolic and numerical methods, algorithms
and tools for developing and running large-scale physics
computations. Special interest will go to scalability, parallelism and
high numerical precision. System architectures will also be presented
as long as they are actually supporting physics calculations,
including: massively parallel systems, GPU, many-cores, grid/cloud
computing. Topics will be chosen from areas including high energy
physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, cosmology, quantum physics,
condensed matter physics, plasma physics, laser physics, materials
science and engineering, complex and turbulent systems and so on.

Camera-ready papers should be submitted via the online submission
system (see,
of the ICCS conference by January 15, 2012. Notification of acceptance
is expected by February 9.

Accepted papers will be printed in the ICCS conference proceedings
published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer
Science series (see,
Papers must be formatted for the Procedia Computer Science. Templates
are available for LaTeX and for MS Word.


From: Mario Ohlberger <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:28:06 -0500
Subject: PDESoft2012, Germany, Jun 2012

International Workshop
PDE Software Frameworks -- 10th anniversary of DUNE,
June 18-20, 2012, Muenster, Germany.

The workshop aims at an international exchange of new
concepts and ideas with respect to the following topics
* Interface design & modular programming
* HPC in heterogeneous environments/GPU-programming
* Numerical schemes for modern hardware
* Mutli-domain and multi-physics coupling concepts
* Open source numerical libraries
* Rapid prototyping
* Efficient solvers
* Reproducible science
* Complex applications

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the
workshop. Abstracts for contributed talks and posters
should be submitted before March 31, 2012. More details
can be found at


Peter Bastian, Andreas Dedner,
Bernd Flemisch, and Mario Ohlberger
(PDESoft2012 organisers)


From: Klaus Weihrauch <>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 07:32:26 +0100
Subject: CCA 2012, UK, Jun 2012

First Call for Papers and Announcement

Ninth International Conference on
Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2012)

June 24 - 27, 2012, Cambridge, UK

Submission deadline: April 1, 2012
Conference Web Page:


From: Len Bos <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:43:15 -0500
Subject: Constructive Approx and Applications, Italy, Sep 2012

"3rd Dolomites Workshop on Constructive Approximation and
Applications" (DWCAA12)
Alba di Canazei (Trento, Italy), Sept. 9-14, 2012

* Annie Cuyt (Antwerp)
* Kurt Jetter (Stuttgart)
* Andras Kroo (Budapest)
* Ed B. Saff (Nashville)
* R. Schaback (Goettingen)
* I.H. Sloan (Sydney)
* Y. Xu (Eugene)

- Approximation in high dimension
- Approximation methods in Numerical Linear Algebra.
- Kernel methods.
- Numerical integration.
- Polynomial and rational approximation.
- Subdivision schemes.
- Poster Session (general).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 30, 2012



From: Vincent Heuveline <>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:59:15 -0500
Subject: Leader, Comp Lab Energy Research, EMCL, KIT, Germany

The Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab at Karlsruher Institute
of Technology (EMCL@KIT) in Germany is seeking to appoint a highly
motivated individual to undertake the role of Leader of Computing Lab
Energy Research.

We welcome young scientists with proven experience in leading research
projects. The successful candidate will coordinate a number of
applied, interdisciplinary energy research projects in fields of
mathematical modelling, numerical simulation, optimization and high
performance computing and must be highly motivated to participate in
energy research. With excellent inter-personal and communication
skills you will possess the desire, drive and energy to work
effectively with an interdisciplinary research team.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following experience,
skill and research record:

- A PhD in mathematics or computer science
- Experience of energy research
- Evidence of the ability to manage international projects
- Excellent language skills in English and German

KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy. Women are therefore
particularly encouraged to apply. If qualified, handicapped applicants
will be preferred.

Please send your application to Karlsruher Institute of Technology
(KIT), Dr. Eike – Marie Nolte, Engineering Mathematics and Computing
Lab (EMCL), Building 01.86, Fritz-Erler-Str. 23, 76131 Karlsruhe,
Email: For an informal discussion please
contact Professor Vincent Heuveline, Email:

Closing date fort he receipt of applications is 31th December 2011


From: Daniel B Szyld <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:27:39 -0500
Subject: Senior Position, Temple Univ

The Department of Mathematics, Temple University, anticipates at least
one opening at the associate or full professor rank. We are seeking
outstanding mathematicians with established and continuing research
programs. All areas of research in pure and applied mathematics will
be considered, but priority will be given to areas that complement and
build upon current departmental research directions. An overview of
our department can be found at

Applications should include the standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic
Employment, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement about
current and future research, and a statement on teaching experience. A
complete application will also include at least three letters of
recommendation addressing research and one letter addressing
teaching. All application materials should be submitted via

Inquiries are also invited. Please contact the department chair,
Edward Letzter, by e-mail or phone.

Review of candidates will commence immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer,
and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We
especially encourage applications from women, minorities, and other
under-represented groups in the mathematical sciences.


From: Charles Elliott <>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:38:47 +0100
Subject: Junior and Senior Positions, Univ of Warwick

The Mathematics Institute (University of Warwick) is currently
advertising four Assistant Professor positions in any areas of pure
and applied mathematics (two permanent and two 3 year fixed term
Warwick Zeeman Lectureships) with a closing date of 3 January 2012.

We are also advertising a Chair in Applied Mathematics with a closing
date of 13 January 2012.


From: Arvind Raghunathan <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:30:08 -0500
Subject: Distinguished Member Research Staff Position, MERL

Distinguished Member Research Staff
Algorithm Group

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) is seeking a
distinguished scientist with an active research program in algorithm
development for large scale inference, optimization, and allied
fields. The new Distinguished Member Research Staff will conduct,
publish, and publicize original research; identify and demonstrate
novel applications; recruit and supervise post-docs and interns; and
collaborate both internally and externally. MERL's algorithm group
works closely with co-located groups doing research in high-speed
control, computation for infrastructure, communications networks,
multimedia, data analytics, machine perception, and devices that mix
computation with novel analog physical technologies.

Successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer
Science, or related areas, extensive documented track record of
creative research and recognition by the scientific community,
excellent programming skills (C/C++, Matlab, etc), and good
presentation and written skills.

MERL is the North American R&D organization of Mitsubishi Electric
Corporation (MELCO,, a $46B global leader
in electrical products including building systems (elevators, HVAC),
energy systems (power generation & distribution, photovoltaics), space
systems (satellites, telescopes), factory automation (robot
manipulators, servo systems), automotive electronics (multimedia, car
mechatronics) and visual information systems (arena displays,
televisions). Researchers at MERL work on industrially-motivated
fundamental problems, and collaborate with MELCO's corporate R&D
laboratories, MELCO business units in Japan and academic partners
around the world to create new technologies and to develop
technologies that extend the performance envelope of these systems.

MERL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PRINCIPALS ONLY apply online to
(No phone calls please.)


From: Vincent Heuveline <>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:04:56 -0500
Subject: Scientific Coordinator, EMCL, KIT, Germany

The Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL) at Karlsruher
Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany is looking for an
enthusiastic individual to take up the position of Scientific

The successful candidate will coordinate the national and
international research activates at EMCL and work closely with the
head of the institute Professor Heuveline. We welcome young scientists
with proven experience in scientific management. The applicant will be
responsible for maintaining contacts with national and international
industrial and research partners and for coordinating the cooperation
with other KIT institutions. Active participation in the EU
Coordination & Support Actions project (CSA) Road2SoS „Development of
strategic research and Engineering roadmaps in System-of-Systems
Engineering and related case studies“ is expected.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following experience,
skill and research record:
- PhD in mathematics or computer science
- Good understanding of academic institutions
- Ability to work to tight deadlines and excellent communication
- Excellent language skills in English and German

The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the
civil service. Please send your application to Karlsruher Institute of
Technology (KIT), Dr. Eike – Marie Nolte, Engineering Mathematics and
Computing Lab (EMCL), Building 01.86, Fritz-Erler-Str. 23, 76131
Karlsruhe, Email: For an informal discussion
please contact Professor Vincent Heuveline, Email:

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 31th December 2011


From: Stphanelanteri <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 01:53:47 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Comp Electromagnetics, INRIA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in computational
electromagnetics at INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée.

See for more
details and application guidelines.


From: Vincent Acary <>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 11:56:23 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Bipop, INRIA, France

The project team Bipop has an open position for one year post doc.

Context: Within the BipOp team, the post
doctoral fellow will work on the project Saladyn (French ANR project with Schneider
Electric, EDF, LMGC and LAMSID) concerning the simulation of
multi--body (rigid or flexible) dynamical systems with unilateral
contact and friction. This work will be carried out in close
collaboration with our partners at Schneider Electric.

The numerical simulation is of utmost importance for the design and
the validation of multi--body mechanical systems with unilateral
contact and friction. In this context, the bipop has developed a
software to simulation rigid multi-body systems with contact and
friction which is able to deal with 3D system and clearances in
joints. One of the crucial remaining question is the impact
propagation through the kinematic chains. Within the rigid body
assumption, only multiple impact laws can reproduce the wave
propagation and this can be done pretty well for discrete system as
granular media or chain of balls. In the case of continuum media, we
need to understand and to model the nonlinear mode propagation due to
the interaction of elasticity and contact.

The work will follow the following steps:
- Analyzing the existing approach (mainly developed in
Laxalde&Legrand(2011) to compute nonlinear modes with contact
- Propose alternative nonlinear modes descriptions in order to
integrate them in a simulation process
- Integration in the Siconos The
implementation and the validation of a OpenSource library aiming at
describing and simulating the multi--body dynamical systems.

Ph.D thesis in Mechanics or Applied Mathematics with strong skills in
numerical simulation. Theoretical and classical Mechanics. Numerical
modeling and scientific computing. High confidence with C++

A curriculum vitae and a cover letter have to be sent by e-mail to
Vincent Acary


From: Jocelyne Erhel <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:11:31 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Inria, France

Inria has an open postdoc position, on a collaborative project between
teams located in Rennes and Paris. The successful candidate will
integrate the Inria team SAGE, based in Rennes. The post-doctoral
researcher will also work in close collaboration with the INRIA teams
ESTIME and GAMMA3, based in Rocquencourt and with Geosciences Rennes.

The main objective of this post-doctoral position is to develop new
numerical methods adapted for the simulation of flow in porous
fractured media. The challenge is that water can flow in both the
matrix (the rock) and the fractures, with permeability spanning
several orders of magnitude and with a stochastic network of
fractures. For more details, see

The candidate should have a PhD in numerical analysis, defended in
2010 or 2011. Notions in C++ programming are required. Knowledge in
hydrogeology is not mandatory.

The deadline for applying is December, 10, 2011. The position will
start in December 2011. The duration is 12 to 18 months.

Send application (PhD summary, curriculum vitae, motivation letter and
contact information of two references) to: Jocelyne.Erhel at
and Geraldine.Pichot at


From: Elisabeth Larsson <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:19:16 -0500
Subject: Postdoc/PhD Positions, Interdsciplinary Math, Uppsala Univ

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics
( at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden,
is now recruiting Postdoctoral researchers (2 positions) and PhD
students (4 positions).

These researchers will work in an interdisciplinary project combining
mathematical sciences, which includes numerical analysis, scientific
computing, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics and systems
engineering, and an application in an area related to complex
dynamical systems, e.g. in chemistry, biology, earth sciences,
economics, finance.

For more details see the Postdoc or PhD student advertisement.

See also the list of suggested PhD projects.

Application deadline December 22.


From: Dominique Ballarin Dolfin <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:42:22 -0500
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, NA, SAM, ETH Zurich

Effective immediately, at the Seminar for Applied Mathematics,

There are PostDoctoral and PhD positions in the general areas
- Adaptive sparse grid and sparse tensor approximations of high
dimensional PDEs
- Stochastic PDEs
- Numerical Solution of Infinite Dimensional Problems

Successful applicants will hold a MSc degree or a PhD from a leading
university with outstanding grades in either mathematics or applied
mathematics and will embark on a research project within
SAM. Demonstrated strength in the numerical analysis of partial
differential equations, scientific computing and/or stochastic
analysis is required.

Participation in the teaching duties of the institute in applied
mathematics and/or numerical analysis courses at SAM on all levels
will be assumed. The Postdoctoral positions are part of an European
Research Council Project. Recruitment will proceed until all
positions are filled.

Kindly send enquiries and applications with the usual documents (CV,
statement of purpose, .pdf files of transcripts of grades) to

See also:


From: Johan Suykens <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:36:41 +0100
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, K.U. Leuven, ESAT-SCD

The research group K.U. Leuven ESAT-SCD is currently offering new PhD
positions (4-years of PhD study) and Postdoc positions (1 year,
extendable) within the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant
A-DATADRIVE-B (PI: Johan Suykens)

Different research positions (PhD/postdoc) are oriented towards
1. Prior knowledge incorporation
2. Kernels and tensors
3. Modelling structured dynamical systems
4. Sparsity
5. Optimization algorithms
6. Core models and mathematical foundations
7. Next generation software tool

The research group ESAT-SCD at the
university K.U. Leuven Belgium provides an excellent research
environment being active in the broad area of mathematical
engineering, including systems and control theory, neural networks and
machine learning, nonlinear systems and complex networks,
optimization, signal processing, bioinformatics and biomedicine.

The research will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Johan
Suykens. Interested candidates having a solid mathematical background
and master degree can apply for these positions by sending their CV
and motivation letter to For further
information on these positions you may contact


From: Marco Discacciati <>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:19:09 +0100
Subject: PhD Position, Univ Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

A four-years PhD position is available at the Laboratory of
Computational Methods and Numerical Analysis
(, Universitat Politècnica de
Catalunya-BarcelonaTech ( in Barcelona, Spain.
The project is partly funded by the European Union through the Marie
Curie CIG Action. The PhD fellowship covers the full tuition, a
monthly stipend and health insurance.

Applicants should hold a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering
or a related field. They will be evaluated on the basis of their
academic record and credentials, their previous exposure to
computational fluid or solid mechanics, numerical analysis, applied
mathematics or scientific computing, a Master in a related field and
previous research experience if any. Knowledge of the finite elements
method (theory and programming) and of optimal control theory will be
highly appreciated. Fluency in English is required.

The successful candidate will work on the development, implementation
and theoretical analysis of novel numerical methods for the coupling
of heterogeneous problems governed by partial differential equations.

To apply, please use the address The
application should include a complete CV, the academic records, the
names of up to three referees and a short statement of purpose (max
one page).

Informal inquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr. Marco
Discacciati (


From: Massimo Fornasier <>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:50:02 -0500
Subject: Doctoral Position, Technical Univ of Munich

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to announce one doctoral position for 4 years at the
Department of Mathematics of the Technical University of Munich,
associated to the project:

Sparse Reconstruction and Compressive Sensing for Remote Sensing and
Earth Observation
Funding agency: Munich Aerospace Pfeil - Faculty of Aerospace Flight
PIs: Richard Bamler, Massimo Fornasier and Xiaoxiang Zhu
Time frame: 2012-2016

The specific theme of the doctoral work will be
"Fast Solvers: Algorithms, Software and Hardware Solutions for Fast
and Advanced Sparse Reconstruction"

Details and instruction for applying at

Highly qualified international students interested in numerical
methods for sparse recovery are strongly encouraged to apply.

I thank you your kind attention and cooperation.

Massimo Fornasier
Applied Numerical Analysis
Department of Mathematics
Technical University of Munich


From: "Sergei Molokov" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 19:51:26 -0000
Subject: PhD Position, Coventry, UK

Coventry University
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
PhD Studentship in Fluid Dynamics (Magnetohydrodynamics)

£13,260 maintenance per annum (tax free)
Funded by EPSRC, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Coventry University invites applications for a 3.5-year PhD Industrial
CASE studentship in Fluid Dynamics. The studentship is co-funded by
the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Culham
Centre for Fusion Energy ( . The work, to be
performed in collaboration with Culham and with Ilmenau University of
Technology (Germany, ), involves Direct
Numerical Simulation of turbulent flow in rectangular ducts with
reference to liquid metal blankets for fusion reactors.

Candidates must be EU nationals holding a BSc degree in Mathematics,
Physics or a related discipline. Exceptional candidates from outside
of the EU are also encouraged to apply.

Provisional starting date is 23rd January 2012.

For an informal discussion please contact Prof Sergei Molokov at

To view details of the Studentship, please visit the link:

For an application form please visit the link:

Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:
Admission team
Graduate Centre
Jaguar Building
Coventry University
Priory Street
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)24 7688 8609

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9th December, 2011


From: Yves Lucet <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:07:02 -0500
Subject: 4 Grad Positions, Univ British Columbia, Canada

Applications are invited for 4 graduate positions (3 MSc and 1 PhD) to
work on optimization and modelling.

One PhD position is available to work on the road optimization
problem. The research will involve the understanding, development and
numerical testing of new models for the road design problem. The ideal
applicant has a background in optimization (LP, MIP, NLP, etc.), some
programming experience in C++, and the ability to communicate
effectively (in English) with our industrial partner. The position is
fully funded and can start either in May 2012 or Sept 2012.

2 MSc positions are available in optimization and parallel
computing. The applicants should have either a solid background in
programming or optimization with a BSc degree in computer science or
mathematics. Funding is already in place for one position.

1 MSc position (subject to funding) is available in the field of
computational convex analysis. The applicant should have a background
in computer science (BSc) with interest in optimization or a
background in mathematics with programming skills.

You will join a dynamic group of researchers in optimization at the
University of British Columbia (Canada) on the fast growing campus of
Kelowna. The research team is interdisciplinary with faculty member
from Mathematics, Computer Science, and Civil Engineering and is part
of the OCANA research group (

Application deadline is January 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm but fully funded
positions are open until filled. For further detail see

Applicants must submit an application to the grad program directly and
contact Dr. Yves Lucet, Associate Professor Computer Science at for further details.


From: Anna-Ulla Jansson <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:18:39 +0000
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 24(12)

Volume 24, Issue 12, December 2011

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

Pages: R89-R168, 3279-3592


Discrete breathers in Bose?Einstein condensates, Roberto Franzosi,
Roberto Livi, Gian-Luca Oppo and Antonio Politi

Spectral problems in open quantum chaos, Stéphane Nonnenmacher


Singularity formation in chemotaxis systems with volume-filling
effect, Zhi-An Wang, Michael Winkler and Dariusz Wrzosek

Special cases of three point charges, Ya-Lun Tsai

Exponential asymptotics of homoclinic snaking, A D Dean, P C Matthews,
S M Cox and J R King

Instability of nonmonotone magnetic equilibria of the relativistic
Vlasov?Maxwell system, Jonathan Ben-Artzi

Rich phase transitions in step skew products, Lorenzo J Díaz, Katrin
Gelfert and Micha Rams

Long-term analysis of strongly damped nonlinear wave equations,
Filippo Dell'Oro and Vittorino Pata

Emergence of steady and oscillatory localized structures in a
phytoplankton?nutrient model, A Zagaris and A Doelman

Existence of solutions for a higher order non-local equation appearing
in crack dynamics, C Imbert and A Mellet

On singularity formation for the L2-critical Boson star equation, Enno
Lenzmann and Mathieu Lewin

Cubic and quartic integrals for geodesic flow on 2-torus via a system
of the hydrodynamic type, Misha Bialy and Andrey E Mironov

Squared eigenfunctions and linear stability properties of closed
vortex filaments, Annalisa Calini, Scott F Keith and Stephane


From: Raimondas Ciegis <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:08:43 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 16(4)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations
ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online, Electronical edition:

Raimondas {\v{C}}iegis (Editor) Volume 16, Number 4, December 2011

Alexander Zlotnik and Vladimir Gavrilin, On Quasi-Gasdynamic System of
Equations with General Equations of State and its Application, 509-526

Ji\v{r}\'{i} Mls and Leopold Herrmann, Oscillations for an Equation
Arising in Groundwater Flow with the Relaxation Time, 527-536

Kaido L\"{a}tt, The Finite Part of Divergent Integrals with
Logarithmic Factors, 537-548

Wei Li and Xiaoli Tian, Fault Detection in Discrete Dynamic Systems
with Uncertainty Based on Interval Optimization, 549-557

Cun-Hua Zhang and Xiang-Ping Yan, Positive Solutions Bifurcating from
Zero Solution in a Predator-Prey Reaction-Diffusion System, 558-568

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