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From: "Jorge More'" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:51:16 -0500
Subject: L. McInnes and B. Smith win DOE's Lawrence Award

Lois Curfman McInnes and Barry F. Smith, of the Mathematics and
Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory, have won
DOE's 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence award. This award honors
mid-career U.S. scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions
in research and development for the U.S. Department of Energy.

This is the first time that the Lawrence Award has been given for work
in computational science. The citation of the award highlights the
scientific leadership of Lois and Barry in the development of PETSc.
This innovative numerical software package provides robust, efficient,
scalable, and extensible tools that are the backbone of numerous
high-performance DOE simulation codes.

PETSc has received other honors and has been cited as one of the “Top
10 Computational Science Accomplishments of DOE” in 2008.

Lawrence Award winners receives a $20,000 honorarium, a gold medal,
and a citation signed by the Secretary of Energy. For additional
information, visit


From: Sven Leyffer <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 18:32:29 -0500
Subject: Call for Nominations, Tseng Lectureship in Optimization

Extended Deadline: December 31, 2011

Paul Y. Tseng Memorial Lectureship in Continuous Optimization

The Mathematical Optimization Society invites nominations for the Paul
Y. Tseng Memorial Lectureship in Continuous Optimization. This prize
was established in 2011 and will be presented for the first time at
the Twenty First International Symposium of Mathematical Programming
(ISMP) in 2012, and triennially at each ISMP thereafter. The
lectureship was established on the initiative of family and friends of
Professor Tseng, with financial contributions to the endowment also
from universities and companies in the Asia-Pacific region. The
purposes of the lectureship are to commemorate the outstanding
contributions of Professor Tseng in continuous optimization and to
promote the research and applications of continuous optimization in
the Asia-Pacific region.

The lectureship is awarded to an individual for outstanding
contributions in the area of continuous optimization, consisting of
original theoretical results, innovative applications, or successful
software development. The primary consideration in the selection
process is the quality and impact of the candidate's work in
continuous optimization. A secondary consideration is to select
candidates with strong interests to promote continuous optimization
research in the Asia-Pacific region. However, there is no geographic
restriction on the candidates.

The prize will be presented at the 2012 International Symposium on
Mathematical Programming (ISMP), to be held August 19-24, 2012, in
Berlin, Germany. The Tseng lecture will be arranged in a time slot
devoted to the presentation of named lectures at ISMP-2012.

The nomination must include a nomination letter of no more than
two pages and a short CV of the candidate (no more than two pages,
including selected publications). In addition, the nominator should
also arrange for 1-2 letters of recommendation. All nomination
materials should be sent (preferably in electronic form, as pdf
documents) to the chair of the selection committee,
Sven Leyffer,
Mathematics and Computer Science Division,
Argonne National Laboratory,
Argonne, IL 60439, USA,


From: MichaelCroucher <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:16:34 -0500
Subject: Mathematical Software News Blog

At the end of every month I write a summary of mathematical software
news for my blog, November's edition
has just been published at

An archive of all previous editions can be found at

News items for future editions are always welcome.

Best Wishes,

Scientific applications co-ordinator
Universty of Manchester (personal blog)
Twitter: @walkingrandomly


From: Alexandre Ern <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:34:33 -0500
Subject: New Book, Mathematical Aspects of DG Methods

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of the book:

Mathematical Aspects of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods, Daniele Di
Pietro and Alexandre Ern, Vol. 69, Series Mathematiques et
Applications, Springer, 2012, XVII, 384 p., ISBN 978-3-642-22979-4

This book introduces the basic ideas for building discontinuous
Galerkin methods and, at the same time, incorporates several recent
mathematical developments. It is to a large extent self-contained and
is intended for graduate students and researchers in numerical
analysis. The material covers a wide range of model problems, both
steady and unsteady, elaborating from advection-reaction and diffusion
problems up to the Navier-Stokes equations and Friedrichs'
systems. Both finite-element and finite-volume viewpoints are utilized
to convey the main ideas underlying the design of the approximation.
The analysis is presented in a rigorous mathematical setting where
discrete counterparts of the key properties of the continuous problem
are identified. The framework encompasses fairly general meshes
regarding element shapes and hanging nodes. Salient implementation
issues are also addressed.

The table of contents is: 1. Basic concepts; 2. Steady
advection-reaction; 3. Unsteady first-order PDEs; 4. PDEs with
diffusion; 5. Additional topics on pure diffusion; 6. Incompressible
flows; 7. Friedrichs' systems; Appendix. Implementation

With best regards,
Daniele Di Pietro and Alexandre Ern


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:13:36 -0500
Subject: New Book, Nonlinear Water Waves

Announcing the November 16, 2011, publication by SIAM of:

Nonlinear Water Waves with Applications to Wave-Current Interactions
and Tsunamis, by Adrian Constantin

2011 / xii + 321 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 78-1-611971-86-6
List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / Order Code CB81

This overview of some of the main results and recent developments in
nonlinear water waves presents fundamental aspects of the field and
discusses several important topics of current research interest. It
contains selected information about water-wave motion for which
advanced mathematical study can be pursued, enabling readers to derive
conclusions that explain observed phenomena to the greatest extent
possible. The author discusses the underlying physical factors of
such waves and explores the physical relevance of the mathematical
results that are presented.

The book is intended for mathematicians, physicists, and engineers
interested in the interplay between physical concepts and insights and
the mathematical ideas and methods that are relevant to specific
water-wave phenomena. It is also appropriate as a primary text for
graduate-level courses on water waves and a supplementary text for
courses on elliptic free boundary problems.

Contents: Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Preliminaries;
Chapter 3. Wave-current interactions; Chapter 4. Fluid kinematics for
wave trains; Chapter 5. Solitary water waves; Chapter 6. Breaking
waves; Chapter 7. Modeling tsunamis; Bibliography; Index.

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


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 10:38:41 -0500
Subject: SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting, UK, Jan 2012

The next Annual Meeting of the UK & Republic of Ireland Section of
SIAM will take place 6 January 2012 at the University of Leicester,

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: SpringSchool2012 <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:31:12 -0500
Subject: Analytical/Num Aspects of Evolution Eqs, Germany, Mar 2012

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following spring school
that aims to bring together students and younger researchers in the
field of analysis and numerical analysis of partial differential

4th Spring School
Analytical and Numerical Aspects of Evolution Equations
March 19-23, 2012 in Bielefeld, Germany
Organised by: Etienne Emmrich and Petra Wittbold

- Joachim Escher (Hannover)
Analytical aspects of thin film models with Marangoni effects
- Matthias Hieber (Darmstadt)
Analytical aspects of geophysical flows
- Ansgar Juengel (Vienna)
Entropy dissipation methods for nonlinear PDEs
- Rico Zacher (Halle)
A priori estimates, regularity, and asymptotics for nonlocal in time

Participants may present their results in short communications or in a
poster session. Further information can be found at

Etienne Emmrich and Petra Wittbold


From: Nicole Erle <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 15:13:14 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, USA, Aug 2012

Location: Westin San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
Dates: August 7-10, 2012

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

January 9, 2012: Minisymposium proposals
February 6, 2012: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 23, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMLS12

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


From: salam <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:27:31 +0100
Subject: SMC-NEGAA 2012, France, Oct 2012

The conference Structured Matrix Computations in Non Euclidean
Geometries: Algorithms and Applications
( will held at CIRM
(, October 8-12, 2012. The goal of the
conference is to bring together researchers from different fields
making use of concepts from non-Euclidean geometries such as
"geometric integration" or "control theory" with people working in
"structured matrix computations" in order to discuss on the one side
current challenges arising in applications that would benefit from
efficient methods for structured matrix computations and on the other
side, to define new challenges in structured matrix computations.

The main themes of the conference are:
- Structured matrix computations in symplectic linear spaces
- Structured matrix computations in generalized (Minkowski) spaces
- Numerical methods in indefinite inner product spaces
- Structure-preserving methods in (optimal) control theory
- Structured matrices
- Matrix functions and matrix equations
- Geometric integration
- Hamiltonian systems

The conference is only by invitation. The participants will be
directly invited by the organizers.

On belhalf of the organizing committe
Prof. A. Salam


From: "Cai, Wei" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:41:51 +0000
Subject: Chair, Math and Stat, UNC Charlotte

Chair, Dept. of Math. and Stat., UNC Charlotte

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

Please apply on-line at

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: Qing Nie <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 08:38:15 -0800
Subject: Postdoc Position, UC Irvine

The Center for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB) at the
University of California, Irvine, is hiring 1-2 postdoctoral scholars.
The successful candidates are expected to work with Professor Qing Nie
in an inter-disciplinary research environment on modeling and
simulations of complex biological systems. The research projects are
supported by NIH and are closely related to the research themes at
UCI’s Center for Complex Biological Systems – an NIH National Center
of Excellence in Systems Biology . The position is renewable up to
three years based upon availability of funding and performance of the
postdoctoral fellow. Applicants must possess a PhD in either
Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology or
related fields. Appointments will be effective on July 1, 2012 or

For further inquiry on the positions, please contact Qing Nie

Please Reference Job #5494 in subject line of all correspondence.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically through and must contain
(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Research statement
(4) Three reference letters

Applications are welcome at any time. The review process will start in
January 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. The
University of California, Irvine, is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity. UC Irvine has an ADVANCE
Gender Equity Program.


From: Francisco Marcellan <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:55:10 -0500
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Univ Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

PhD positions & Postdoc positions
Department of Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Department of Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
anticipates multiple job openings at the PhD student and Postdoc
levels in the first months of 2012. Selected candidates will join the
Department on September 1st, 2012.

While the formal application period is not yet open, prospective
candidates are encouraged to contact the Department to submit
pre-applications inquiries making their CVs available in advance so
the Hiring Commission can already consider them.

PhD students will enrol in the Master in Mathematical Engineering at
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Info on the master is available on
the web:

Successful students will then continue their work towards a PhD degree
with the Doctoral Programme in Mathematical Engineering. They will
also have responsibilities as Teaching Assistants with the Degrees in
which the Department is involved.

Postdocs will have teaching duties as Assistant Professors and are
expected to become actively involved in all the activities of the
Department. Information on the research carried out at the Department
is available on the Department web:

One of the Postdoc programs supporting these positions is supported by
the Alianza 4U, a consortium among Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
with Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universitat Autónomoma de
Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Candidates from these
institutions are especially encouraged to contact us. Other options
include the Spanish programs "Juan de la Cierva" (for up to 3 years,
candidates at most 3 years from PhD defence) and "Ramón y Cajal" (for
up to 5 years, candidates at most 10 years from PhD defence, with the
possibility to become permanent), and Department- supported positions
as well.

Interested candidates should contact the Department Chair,
Prof. Francisco Marcellán, at, enclosing their
curriculum vitae and any other information that helps evaluate their
pre-application. PostDoc candidates should also enclose a brief
description of their research interests.

Pre-application deadline is January 31, 2012. Selected candidates will
subsequently be invited to the formal application process.


From: LaCaN UPC <>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:09:46 +0100
Subject: PhD Positions, Comp Mech/NA, UPC-BarcelonaTech

Six PhD positions are available at the Laboratory of Computational
Methods and Numerical Analysis ( of the
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech
( in Spain.

The four-year PhD fellowships cover the full tuition, a monthly
stipend, and health insurance.

The main research areas of the doctoral positions are:
- Reliable and robust model reduction for real-time simulations
- Phase field modeling and simulation of fracture in active materials
and of biomembranes
- Numerical methods for coupling heterogeneous models
- Computer simulation of hydraulic fracturing in three-dimensions

Details about the different positions can be found at

Applicants should hold a degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
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, continuum
mechanics, applied mathematics or scientific computing, a Master
degree in a related field, previous research experience if any, and
the English proficiency.

For further information about the specific projects, for general
inquiries and for application to any of the positions, please use the
address The application material
should include a complete CV with the names and contact information of
up to three referees, a short statement of purpose (max one page), the
academic records (transcripts), and explicit mention of the position
or positions the candidate is interested in.


From: Axel Ruhe <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:26:17 +0100
Subject: Contents, BIT, 51(4)

BIT NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS Volume 51 No. 4 December 2011

A. RUHE / Editorial, 777

C.V. BECCARI, G. CASCIOLA and L. ROMANI / Non-uniform interpolatory
curve subdivision with edge parameters built upon compactly supported
fundamental splines, 781

S. CIFANI, E.R. JAKOBSEN and K.H. KARLSEN / The discontinuous Galerkin
method for fractional degenerate convection-diffusion equations, 809

B. CUMMING, T. MORONEY and I. TURNER / A mass-conservative control
volume-finite element method for solving Richards' equation in
heterogeneous porous media, 845

X. HE, M. NEYTCHEVA and S.S. CAPIZZANO / On an augmented
Lagrangian-based preconditioning of Oseen type problems, 865

M. HOCHBRUCK and A. OSTERMANN / Exponential multistep methods of
Adams-type, 889

W. HUNDSDORFER, A. MOZARTOVA and M.N. SPIJKER / Special boundedness
properties in numerical initial value problems, 909

E. JARLEBRING and W. MICHIELS / Analyzing the convergence factor of
residual inverse iteration, 937

C.C.K. MIKKELSEN / Retracing the residual curve of a Lyapunov equation
solver, 959

K. MODIN and G. SÖDERLIND / Geometric integration of Hamiltonian
systems perturbed by Rayleigh damping, 977

V. NOVAKOVIC and S. SINGER / A GPU-based hyperbolic SVD algorithm,

H.V. SMITH and D.B. HUNTER / The numerical evaluation of the error
term in a quadrature formula of Clenshaw-Curtis type for the
Gegenbauer weight function, 1031

J. VAN DEUN and L.N. TREFETHEN / A robust implementation of the
Carathéodory-Fejér method for rational approximation, 1039

D. XIE and L.R. SCOTT / A new boundary integral equation for molecular
electrostatics with charges over whole space, 1051


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:38:45 +0100
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software, 26(6)

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS),
Volume 26, Number 6 (November, 2011)

Yu-Hong Dai, Convergence of conjugate gradient methods with constant
stepsizes, 895-909

Hande Y. Benson, Mixed integer nonlinear programming using
interior-point methods, 911-931

Yufeng Shang, Qing Xu and Bo Yu, A globally convergent non-interior
point homotopy method for solving variational inequalities, 933-943

B.A. Sawyerr, M.M. Ali and A.O. Adewumi, A comparative study of some
real coded genetic algorithms for unconstrained global optimization

F. Rinaldi, Concave programming for finding sparse solutions to
problems with convex constraints, 971-992

Anthony Almudevar, A commentary on some recent methods in sibling
group reconstruction based on set coverings, 993-1003

Forthcoming papers and complete table of contents for the journal OMS:

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:


From: Dale Strok <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:55:34 -0800
Subject: Contents, Computing in Science and Enginerring, 13(6)

Nov/Dec 2011 theme: Big Data

Just Try, Isabel Beichl


Big Data, Francis J. Alexander, Adolfy Hoisie, Alexander Szalay

Data-Intensive Science in the US DOE: Case Studies and Future
Challenges, James Ahrens, Bruce Hendrickson, Gabrielle Long, Steve
Miller, Rob Ross, Dean Williams

Data-Intensive Scalable Computing for Scientific Applications, Randal
E. Bryant

Extreme Data-Intensive Scientific Computing, Alex Szalay

Massively Parallel Neural Signal Processing on a Many-Core Platform,
Dan Chen, Lizhe Wang, Gaoxiang Ouyang, Xiaoli Li

Visualizing 3D Earthquake Simulation Data, Cheng-Kai Chen, Chris Ho,
Carlos Correa, Kwan-Liu Ma, Ahmed Elgamal

General-Relativistic Visualization, Thomas Muller, Daniel Weiskopf

The Numerical Tours of Signal Processing Part 3: Image and Surface
Restoration, Gabriel Peyre

NASA Computational Case Study Characterizing Moving Particles,
Nargess Memarsadeghi, Brent J. Bos

SCC: A Flexible Architecture for Many-Core Platform Research,
Matthias Gries, Ulrich Hoffmann, Michael Konow, Michael Riepen

Coupled Time Series Analysis: Methods and Applications,
Gholamreza Jafari, Amir Hossein Shirazi, Ali Namaki, Reza Raei

Using the Data Access Protocol with IDL, Michael D. Galloy

It's More Fun to Compose, Charles Day

CiSE 2011 Annual Index


From: Communications in Math Sciences <>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:44:06 -0600
Subject: Contents, Communications in Math Sci, 12(2)

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Table of Contents, Vol 10, No. 2, 2012

Full articles are online at

Transonic shock solutions for a system of Euler-Poisson equations,
Tao Luo and Zhouping Xin

Regularization in Keller-Segel type systems and the De Giorgi method,
Benoit Perthame and Alexis Vasseur

Ladder Theorem and length-scale estimates for a Leray alpha model of
turbulence, Hani Ali

Models of microbial dormancy in biofilms and planktonic cultures,
Bruce P. Ayati and Isaac Klapper

Numerical solution of bi-periodic elliptic problems in unbounded
domains, Chunxiong Zheng

Local existence of classical solutions to the two-dimensional viscous
compressible flows with vacuum, Zhen Luo

A coupled Keller-Segel-Stokes model: Global existence for small
initial data and blow-up delay, Alexander Lorz

Well-posedness and large deviations for the stochastic primitive
equations in two space dimensions, Hongjun Gao and Chengfeng Sun

Suppression of chaos at slow variables by rapidly mixing fast dynamics
through linear energy-preserving coupling, Rafail V. Abramov

On collision-avoiding initial configurations to Cucker-Smale type
flocking models, Shin Mi Ahn, Heesun Choi, Seung-Yeal Ha, and Ho Lee

Locomotion, wrinkling, and budding of a multicomponent vesicle in
viscous fluids, Shuwang Li, John Lowengrub, and Axel Voigt

Gaussian processes associated to infinite bead-spring networks II:
Beads with mass and the vanishing mass limit, Michael Taylor

Existence and local uniqueness for 3d self-consistent multiscale
models of field-effect sensors, Stefan Baumgartner and Clemens

Multi-valued solutions to Hessian quotient equations, Limei Dai

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