NA Digest Monday, December 19, 2011 Volume 11 : Issue 51

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From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 04:13:46 -0500
Subject: Springer CSE Prize 2011 awarded

Springer has awarded the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)
Prize 2011 to Laura Alisic, Carsten Burstedde and Georg Stadler for
their outstanding work on simulating global mantle convection at
tectonic plate boundary-resolving scales.

See the following URLs for more details:


From: Anders Logg <>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 13:21:04 -0500
Subject: Release of FEniCS 1.0

We are pleased to announce the release of FEniCS 1.0. This is the
first stable and supported release of FEniCS.

FEniCS is an integrated problem solving environment for partial
differential equations for both Python and C++ users. A high-level
expressive interface is combined with efficiency through automated and
seamless generation of highly efficient low level code (C++). An
integrated domain-specific form language allows finite element
variational problems to be expressed in near-mathematical notation as
part of a simulation program.

Summary of features:
* An integrated domain-specific finite element form language
* Fully automated assembly of finite element variational forms
* Fully distributed simplex meshes in 1D, 2D, 3D
* High-performance linear algebra (based on PETSc and Trilinos)
* A large library of different finite elements
* Automated adaptive error control

FEniCS is available for a multitude of platforms, with prebuilt
binaries for Debian/Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows. In addition, an
automated build script automates the building of FEniCS and its
dependencies (including PETSc and Trilinos) on a large collection of
(*nix) platforms.

FEniCS is supported by extensive documentation, consisting of a
comprehensive tutorial, detailed API documentation and a range of
documented demos. In addition, the 700-page FEniCS book (Springer
2011) documents the methodology behind the FEniCS Project and
highlights a number of applications based on FEniCS.

For more information:


From: Tobias von Petersdorff <>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 19:55:50 -0500
Subject: Memorial Fund in Honor of John Osborn

This is to announce the creation of a memorial fund in honor of our
exemplary colleage and friend John E. Osborn.

John Osborn received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1965
and spent his entire career at the University of Maryland. He
specialized in numerical analysis of elliptic partial differential
equations. Even after his retirement in 2008 he continued to be an
active participant in department seminars and affair, up until his
death on May 30, 2011 at the age of 74.

The memorial fund will be used to recognize and support excellent
graduate students in the AMSC, MATH and STAT programs at College
Park. The intention is to create an endowment large enough to fund, in
perpetuity, four annual awards. Kadir Aziz has given a substantial
contribution to launch this fund. Therefore the award is called

Kadir Aziz-John Osborn Graduate Student Award.

We invite you to consider making a contribution to this cause. Please
visit the web page for more

Best regards,
Howard Elman
Ricardo H. Nochetto
Tobias von Petersdorff
University of Maryland, College Park


Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 03:36:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: MPD Flow Simulator Available

In 2009, the United States Department of Energy awarded Stratamagnetic
Software, LLC, Houston, a major award to develop advanced
computational methods for petroleum exploration, in particular, for
drilling and cementing applications. The award was made in support of
the DOE's Ultra-deepwater Project for offshore exploration. The
project, "Advanced Steady-State and Transient, Three-Dimensional,
Single and Multiphase, Non-Newtonian Simulation System for Managed
Pressure Drilling," from a mathematical standpoint, focuses on systems
of elliptic and parabolic nonlinear partial differential equations
solved on boundary conforming curvilinear meshes, many subsets of
which are of interest also to engineers and researchers outside the
petroleum industry. The complete work, finished earlier this year,
will be published by Elsevier Scientific Publishing in book form, as
"Managed Pressure Drilling: Modeling, Strategy and Planning," to be
offered in February 2012 and which will formally debut at the 2012
Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The complete software
system is available for complimentary download at:

The methods, of course, apply also to complicated annular flows found
in extrusion manufacturing, chemical process engineering, and so on.
Please write the Principal Investigator, Wilson C. Chin, Ph.D., MIT,
at, for further information, or visit the website for key updates.


From: steven damelin <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:34:36 -0500
Subject: New Book, On the Mathematics of Signal processing

Arising from courses taught by the authors, this largely
self-contained treatment is ideal for mathematicians who are
interested in applications or for students from applied fields who
want to understand the mathematics behind their subject. Early
chapters cover Fourier analysis, functional analysis, probability and
linear algebra, all of which have been chosen to prepare the reader
for the applications to come. The book includes rigorous proofs of
core results in compressive sensing and wavelet convergence.
Fundamental is the treatment of the linear system y=phix in both
finite and infinite dimensions. There are three possibilities: the
system is determined, overdetermined or underdetermined, each with
different aspects. The authors assume only basic familiarity with
advanced calculus, linear algebra and matrix theory and modest
familiarity with signal processing, so the book is accessible to
students from the advanced undergraduate level. Many exercises are
also included.

For ordering information, see:


From: Bruce Bailey <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:02:14 -0500
Subject: New Book, Spectral Numerical Weather Prediction Models

Announcing the December 9, 2011, publication by SIAM of:
Spectral Numerical Weather Prediction Models, by Martin Ehrendorfer

2011 / xxvi + 499 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611971-98-9 /
List Price $129.00 / SIAM Member Price $90.30 / Order Code OT124

This book provides a comprehensive overview of numerical weather
prediction (NWP) focusing on the application of the spectral method in
NWP models. The author illustrates the use of the spectral method in
theory as well as in its application to building a full prototypical
spectral NWP model, from the formulation of continuous model equations
through development of their discretized forms to coded statements of
the model.

The author describes the implementation of a specific model–PEAK
(Primitive- Equation Atmospheric Research Model Kernel)–to illustrate
the steps needed to construct a global spectral NWP model. The book
brings together all the spectral, time, and vertical discretization
aspects relevant for such a model. It provides readers with
information necessary to construct spectral NWP models; a
self-contained, well-documented, coded spectral NWP model; and
theoretical and practical exercises, some of which include solutions.

This book is intended for anyone with a basic mathematics and physics
background who is interested in numerical weather prediction, with a
specific interest in any aspect of NWP, and in learning fundamentals
of atmospheric dynamics. The audience includes mathematicians,
physicists, students, researchers, teachers, and engineers.

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


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:45:58 +0000
Subject: Adv in High Performance Scientific Comp, UK, Jan 2012

Advances in High Performance Scientific Computing
16th January 2012
School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester

This meeting aims to highlight recent advances at the interface
between numerical analysis and high performance computing. Invited

George A Constantinides (Imperial College London)
Peter Jimack (University of Leeds)
Simon McIntosh-Smith (University of Bristol)
Stan Scott (Queens University Belfast)

The meeting is an activity of the EPSRC Network Numerical Algorithms
and High Performance Computing
( and is organized by Nick
Higham and David Silvester.


From: Jared Tanner <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:07:50 -0500
Subject: GPUs in Scientific Computing, Edinburgh, Jan 2012

GPUs for Scientific Computing, taught through case studies.
January 9th and 10th, 2012, University of Edinburgh.

Four hours of tutorials by Mike Giles (Oxford University).

January 9th,
14:00-15:00: Tackling a new GPU application
15:30-16:30: Real-time dispersion in astrophysics

January 10th,
14:00-15:00: Sparse matrix vector product and finite element assembly
15:30-16:30: OP2, a framework for unstructured grid applications

Sponsored by The Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent
Software (NAIS) and the University of Edinburgh. There are no
registration fees, but attendance should be confirmed as per the event
website above.

George Beckett
Ben Leimkuhler
Jared Tanner


From: Peter Arbenz <>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 21:04:45 +0100
Subject: High-Performance Computing, Switzerland, Feb 2012

40th SPEEDUP Workshop on High Performance Computing,
February 6/7, 2012, at University of Basel, Switzerland

The intention of this workshop is to present and discuss the
state-of-the-art in high-performance and parallel scientific
computing. Presentations will focus on algorithms, applications, and
software issues related to high-performance parallel computing. The
focus of the workshop on Monday February 6 will be "Scalable
Heterogeneous Computing and Programming Models for Computational

The scientific program of February 6 consists of six 45-minute talks
and a poster session. Invited Speakers are Jeff Vetter (Oak Ridge
National Laboratory), Peter Tang (Intel), Brad Chamberlain (Cray),
Paolo Bientensi (RWTH Aachen), Dimitri Komatitsch (University of
Aix-Marseille), Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva).

On February 7 we organize a tutorial on Intel Threading Building
Blocks (TBB). It will be taught by Hans Pabst (Intel).

Details can be found at

Organizing Committee: Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich), Rolf Krause (USI
Lugano), Vittoria Rezzonico (EPF Lausanne), Ales Janka (University of
Fribourg), Olaf Schenk (USI Lugano).


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:36:25 +0000
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, Jun 2012

Sparse Days at CERFACS .... 25-26 June 2012

The annual "Sparse Days at CERFACS" will take place on the 25th and
26th of June, just after the SIAM Applied Linear Algebra meeting in

This is just a "Save the Date" notice. The pattern of the meeting
will be as in previous years but I will circulate more details in the
New Year.

Iain Duff (


From: Padmanabhan Seshaiyer <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:57:15 -0500
Subject: Comp Math & Nonlin Dyn, George Mason Univ, Jun 2012

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University
will host a two-year multidisciplinary REU program in computational
mathematics and nonlinear dynamics of biological, bio-inspired and
engineering systems from June 4 - Aug 3, 2012. This nine-week summer
program will expose twelve highly qualified undergraduate students and
two K-12 teachers to advanced topics in mathematics, problem-solving,
visualization techniques and applications to bio-inspired and
engineering systems. Selected problems range from Aneurysm mechanics
and bioinformatics to Modeling of Micro Air Vehicles, Design of
photovoltaic nanodevices, Porous substrates and Phase diagram
calculation for materials engineering applications, as well as the
design of efficient educational tools. Through these research
problems, we hope to encourage students and teachers to learn by
discovery and enhance their understanding of the multidisciplinary
role of mathematics in engineering, science and medicine. The metro
region of Washington, DC is a particularly fertile area for research
and work opportunities, including consulting, teaching and government.

Applicants must be undergraduate students with a good academic record
preferably completing their junior year by June 2012. Students
intending to pursue careers in teaching and mathematics education are
also encouraged to apply. Financial support for students include a
stipend of $3,375, free on- campus housing and meals, and a travel
allowance up to $550. Students with a strong background in advanced
calculus, linear algebra and differential equations are
eligible. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly
encouraged to apply. Please note that under NSF rules, only U.S.
Citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive stipends and
support for housing and travel costs.

The deadline for receiving all the application material is "March 2,
2012" and accepted applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. For
more details on the program and application details, go to the program
website: . For additional information, please
contact us via email at:


From: Jack Dongarra <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:37 -0500
Subject: Intl Conf on Computational Science, USA, Jun 2012

ICCS 2012, CFP Deadline is January 9, 2012
International Conference on Computational Science
"Empowering Science through Computing"
Omaha, Nebraska, USA, June 4-6, 2012

The ICCS conference has been the prime annual event in Computational
Science for over 10 years. This interdisciplinary conference on
modelling and simulation of real-world phenomena will draw academic
and industry leaders from all relevant fields.

ICCS intends to provide a forum to disseminate world leading research
in the field of (scientific) Computational Science and in particular
to highlight the role which modeling and simulation plays in future
scientific discovery. The focus of ICCS has always been to enable
scientists through the development of computational techniques and
technologies. At the centre of this are the thematic workshops which
are intended to present more focused research in various areas of
Computational Science, such as Computational Biology and Computational
Physics. This is not limited to the hard sciences and we encourage
'new' areas such as Computational Sociology and Psychology.

For further details please visit:

Details of previous workshops and conferences are available here:

"ICCS 2012: Empowering Science through Computing" is hosted by the
College of Information Science and Technology of the University of
Nebraska at Omaha.


From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:56:46 +0100 (CET)
Subject: PARA 2012, Finland, Jun 2012

PARA 2012, June 10-13, Helsinki, Finland,

Scope: The main theme of PARA 2012 is State of the Art in Scientific
and Parallel Computing with a special theme "Towards
Exascale". Interesting topics include (but are not restricted to)
algorithms, software, tools, environments as well as applications for
scientific computing, high- performance computing, grid computing,
cloud computing, and interactive visualization.

Important dates and deadlines:
Registration is already opened and eds May 31, 2012
Deadlines for extended abstracts (3-4 pages)
and minisymposium proposals Jan 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance Mar 15, 2012
Deadline for proceedings papers (10-15 pages) Sep 1, 2012

Place: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland

Farther information, please: .


From: Michael Bader <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:55:36 -0500
Subject: CfP: ISPDC 2012, Germany, Jun 2012

ISPDC 2012 -
11th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing
in conjunction with MAC Summer Workshop 2012
June 25-29, 2012
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Munich, Germany

The mission of the 11th International Symposium on Parallel and
Distributed Computing is to bring together researchers, engineers and
practitioners involved in the development of new algorithms and
architectures for parallel and distributed computing. The goal is to
provide an interactive and friendly yet professional forum for
original research contributions describing novel ideas, groundbreaking
results and/or quantified system experiences. We cordially invite you
to submit your contribution to the 11th International Symposium on
Parallel and Distributed Computing. Topics include:

High Performance Computing and Large Scale Applications
Parallel Computing and Algorithms
System Architectures for Parallel and Distributed Computing
Distributed Computing
Quality Assurance in Parallel and Distributed Systems
Interactivity and Visualization

You are invited to submit original papers of up to 8 pages, written in
English and compliant with the IEEE standard (8.5"x11", two-column).

- Submission of full papers: January 29, 2012
- Notification of authors: March 25, 2012
- Camera ready papers: April 29, 2012
- ISPDC 2012 symposium: June 25-29, 2012


From: Jaime Lloret Mauri<>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:10:42 +0100
Subject: Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Cyprus, Jun 2012

11th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop
Ayia Napa, Cyprus, 19 - 22 June 2012

Wireless ad hoc networks have attracted the attention of the research
community in the last several years, mostly because of the growing
interest in a connected world, where people are – virtually –
omnipresent. Next generation wireless networks, heterogeneous access
technologies, ad-hoc and sensor networks, and new Internet
technologies are part of this pervasive environment.

Workshop Topics: Routing algorithms and protocols; MAC protocols,
scheduling, power control, and resource allocation; Transport layer
protocols for multi-hop networks; Middleware for ad hoc networks;
Application driven architectures and protocols; Sensor network
applications and protocols; Vehicular networks; Cognitive radio
networks; Integration of ad hoc networks with wireless access
networks; Implementations, testbeds, and prototypes; Technology
related issues (IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth, ZigBee, IEEE 802.16, etc.);
Self-organization and network (re)configuration; Optimization models
and algorithms; Resource and service discovery; Energy-efficient
networking; Exploitation of social and mobility patterns for
opportunistic networking; Mobile social networks; Security and
privacy; Positioning and localization; Participatory and urban
sensing; Underwater wireless networks; Green networking

Paper submission deadline: March 5, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2012
Camera ready version: May 1, 2012


From: Jaan Janno <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:50:36 -0500
Subject: MMA2012, Estonia, Jun 2012

17th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
will take place in Tallinn on June 6 - 9, 2012.

Main topics of the conference are
Application of mathematical methods to industrial problems;
Engineering optimization and multi-level searching problems;
Financial mathematics and mathematics in economics;
Mathematical modelling and analysis on the basis of fuzzy sets;
Analysis and numerical methods for differential and integral
Multi-objective optimization and natural resources management;
Methods for computationally complex problems and problems of parallel
algorithms and parallel computing;
Orthogonal expansions, wavelets and splines;
Inverse and ill-posed problems

Information concerning the conference can be found on the webpage


From: Ilse Ipsen <>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 13:42:44 -0500
Subject: Grad Student Modeling Workshop, NC State Univ, Jul 2012

The 18th Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM)
Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State
University, 16-24 July 2012. The workshop is sponsored by the
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI)
together with the Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC)
and the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in
mathematics,engineering, and statistics to exciting real-world
problems from industry and government. The workshop will provide
students with experience in a research team environment and exposure
to possible career opportunities. Local expenses and travel expenses
will be covered for students at US institutions.

The application deadline is 15 April 2012. Information is available at and questions can be directed to

With best regards,
Ilse Ipsen, Pierre Gremaud, and Ralph Smith


From: Jean Utke <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:42:56 -0600
Subject: Jan 4 2012 deadline, AD2012, USA, Jul 2012

AD2012 - Submissions Due on January/04/2012

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

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 (10 pages) must be submitted by January 4, 2012.
Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published in the Springer
LNCSE series.

Invited presentations have been confirmed by:
* Lorenz Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA
* Luca Capriotti, Credit Suisse, New York NY, USA
* Don Estep, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO, USA
* Mary Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT, USA
* Barbara Kaltenbacher, University of Graz, Austria
* Markus Pueschel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Siegfried Rump, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
* Bert Speelpenning, MathPartners, Seattle, USA

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


From: Amos Lawless <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 03:52:56 -0500
Subject: Honoring Nancy Nichols' 70th birthday, Jul 2012

Conference in honour of Nancy Nichols’ 70th birthday

A two-day meeting in honour of Nancy Nichols’ 70th birthday will be
held at the University of Reading, U.K. on 2-3 July 2012. The
conference will celebrate Nancy’s contributions to control theory,
numerical linear algebra and data assimilation.

Confirmed speakers include:
Angelika Bunse-Gerstner (Bremen)
Volker Mehrmann (TU-Berlin)
Alan O’Neill (Reading)
Michael Overton (NYU)
Paul van Dooren (Louvain)
Andy Wathan (Oxford)

Registration is now open and contributed talks are invited. Limited
funds are available to support PhD students to attend. The first
allocation of funding will be from 31 January 2012.

For full details please visit the conference website
or contact us on

Organising committee: Mike Baines, Steve Langdon, Amos Lawless

Supported by the London Mathematical Society


From: Michael Bader <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:50:59 -0500
Subject: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, USA, Jul 2012

Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2012
Simulation and Supercomputing in the Geosciences

July 29–August 10, 2012
Monterey, California USA

The third Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, with a focus on computational
geosciences, will take place in Monterey July 29 to August 10, 2012.

Natural hazards caused by storm surges, earthquakes, and tsunamis have
exposed a large risk to modern societies in recent years. In order to
mitigate these hazards, advanced simulation and computational
techniques need to be employed for data analysis, early warning and
planning purposes. G2S3 2012 will introduce students to cutting-edge
simulation techniques for rapid assessment and accurate process
studies of geoscientific problems involving a large range of scales.

The summer school will be composed of three main mini-courses:
* Tsunami and Storm-Surge Simulations
* Numerical Methods for Wave Propagation
* Supercomputing in the Geosciences: From Multi- to Many-core

Applicants selected to participate pay no registration fee. At least
partial funding for local accommodations and meal expenses will be
available for all participants. Limited travel funds may also be

Application deadline: February 1, 2012 For more details on the course
and on how to apply:


Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:23:13 +0600
Subject: SCAN'2012 Symposium, Russia, Sep 2012

15th GAMM - IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing,
Computer Arithmetic, and Verified Numerical Computations ( SCAN'2012)
Novosibirsk, Russia, September 23-29, 2012

The SCAN symposia gather researchers in scientific computing and
practitioners who work with numerical verification of computed results
and interval methods. Techniques and tools in use include, but are
not limited to, interval arithmetic, floating-point computations,
symbolic approaches, formal proofs, sensitivity analysis, etc. The
scope of the SCAN conferences covers all aspects, from theory to
implementation and applications, with a strong emphasis on
verification of computed results, as well as on mathematical,
programming, and algorithmic tools for this purpose.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
- Theory and algorithms for verified numerical computations
- Verification in operations research, optimization, and simulation
- Verified solution of ordinary differential equations
- Computer-assisted proofs and verification for PDEs
- Symbolic and algebraic methods for numerical verification
- Interval analysis and its applications
- Hardware and software support, programming tools for verification
- Supercomputing and reliability
- Applications of verified numerical computations

On-line abstract submission: April 30, 2012
Acceptance notification: May 31, 2012
Deadline for early conference fee: July 16, 2012
Pre-Conference Workshop CoProd'2012: September 23, 2012


Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:58:44 -0500
Subject: IWEAT 2012, Cuba, 2012

International Workshop of Electronics, Automation and
Telecommunications. IWEAT 2012

The International Workshop of Electronic, Automation and
Telecommunication (IWEAT 2012), to be held at the University of Pinar
del Rio, Cuba, is organized to promote the discussion about advanced
issues on electronics, automation, telecommunications and common
areas, and important results obtained in such fields, emphasizing
industrial applications, in the world, Cuba and the province Pinar del

This workshop will represent a forum to be shared by professionals and
students specialized on different fields of science and technology and
will promote the arrangement of joint collaboration activities for
scientific and technical research. Besides, it will also represent a
forum for discussion on issues devoted to industrial diagnostic, a
multidisciplinary field that also involves principles of electronics,
automation and telecommunications.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
Electronic Systems
Telecommunication systems
Industrial diagnosis

The event program will include the organization of previous specific
courses and main conferences by outstanding professionals.


From: Andrew Cox <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:42:34 -0500
Subject: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Louisiana State Univ

Core Computational Expertise Faculty
Center for Computation and Technology

The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State
University (LSU) is an innovative and interdisciplinary research
environment that advances computational sciences, technologies, and
the disciplines they touch.

The CCT is especially seeking faculty candidates with expertise in
core areas that underpin and are critical to the advancement of high
performance computing and networking (HPCN) and to the numerous fields
that rely on HPCN technologies. Example core areas include, but are
not limited to: the physics and engineering of next-generation
devices; exascale systems; the design and development of
next-generation algorithms; massively parallel linear algebra;
data-intensive and data-centric computing.

Application deadline is January 13, 2012 or until candidates are
selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at:


From: "Li, Ren-cang" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:05:09 -0600
Subject: Tenure Track/Tenured Position, Univ of Texas, Arlington

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington
invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position beginning as
early as June 1, 2012 subject to available funding. Tenured
appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor may be
considered for exceptional candidates with a strong publication record
or strong track record of external funding. The salary will be
competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in mathematics, mathematics
education, statistics, or related areas. At least two years of
experience beyond the Ph.D. is preferable. Demonstrated excellence in
research and teaching and a strong potential for external funding are
essential. While outstanding applicants from all mathematical research
areas will be considered, preference will be given to those with
strong experience and/or commitment to teach, coordinate, and
reorganize undergraduate service courses. Duties will include teaching
and managing undergraduate service courses and teaching graduate
courses; mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students; doing
scholarly research; interdepartmental collaboration; and department
and university service.

UT Arlington is a public Comprehensive Doctoral/High Research Activity
institution and part of the University of Texas system with an
enrollment of over 32,000 students. The department is fast evolving
into a major center for mathematics research and education in the
Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and north Texas. It features nationally
recognized faculty with outstanding accomplishments in teaching,
research and service. The department offers masters and doctoral
degree programs in Mathematics and Statistics and currently has more
than 100 supported graduate students. As part of the university's
College of Science, the department actively encourages
interdisciplinary research efforts at the interface between
mathematics, statistics, science, engineering and local
industries. For more details, visit the Department's web page at and the University´s webpage<>.

Applicants should send a letter of application plus a complete
curriculum vitae, statement on research interests, statement of
teaching philosophy that addresses the candidate’s strong interest in
improving undergraduate service courses through active learning and
use of technology in emporium and/or other classroom settings, and an
American Mathematical Society (AMS) cover sheet to:

Dr. Shan Sun-Mitchell
Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
P.O. Box 19408
Arlington, TX 76019-0408.

Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of
recommendation sent to the above address. Inquiries about the position
may be directed to Review of applications will
begin on January 20, 2012, and will continue until the positions are
filled. Persons from groups historically underrepresented in STEM are
encouraged to apply.

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. The use of tobacco products is
prohibited on UT Arlington prosperity. A criminal background check
will be conducted on finalists. For more information see


From: "Craig Lucas" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:09:14 -0000
Subject: High Performance Computing Expert, NAG

NAG is looking for an High Performance Computing (HPC) expert to join
our team at one of our customer sites in Houston, Texas. The
successful candidates will work in the energy sector developing and
maintaining R&D codes on a range of leading-edge HPC hardware.

The job will involve the provision of on-site expertise to support HPC
application development, including porting, performance analysis,
scaling, tuning and code optimization.

Ideally, applicants should have at least 3 years' experience in HPC
and possess a higher degree in mathematics, computer science,
geophysics or another scientific discipline. They should be able to
demonstrate experience of writing parallel code and an understanding
of libraries and tools for HPC application development

Applicants should be eligible to work in the USA and to be able to
travel to the UK regularly. For more details please see:


From: "Hartman-Baker, Rebecca J." <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:51:47 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Computational Science, ORNL

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Leadership Computing Facility
(OLCF) is seeking postdoctoral research associates to perform research
and development in computational science. The positions are for two
years. To apply, please view , or search for
listing ORNL11-168-NCCS at , and
follow the instructions to apply.

For further information on this position, please contact Dr. Rebecca
Hartman-Baker, .


From: Jonathan Hu <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:43:54 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Scalable Multicore Alg, Sandia Nat Labs

The Scalable Algorithms Department at Sandia National Labs is seeking
candidates in the areas of high performance numerical linear algebra
including parallel preconditioners, parallel graph algorithms, block
Krylov methods, mixed-precision computations, algorithms for
multicore/manycore architectures, and object-oriented scientific
software engineering.

Experience in one of more of the following areas is highly desired:
-- CUDA, OpenCL, Threaded Building Block, or other advanced parallel
programming paradigms.
-- Parallel implicit and explicit mesh based PDE solution approaches.
-- Parallel particle methods such as Molecular Dynamics and Direct
Simulation Monte Carlo.
-- Advanced object-oriented software engineering practices and
-- High-performance computing on distributed, parallel and/or other
specialized architectures.
-- Scientific programming using Trilinos and/or Zoltan.
-- Algebraic multigrid.

You can find the official announcement and apply at, job #639457.

Best regards,
Karen Devine, Mike Heroux, and Jonathan Hu


From: Stefanie Elgeti <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 08:51:16 +0100
Subject: Doctoral Positions, RWTH Aachen University

PhD Positions, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

The Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems has two
doctoral positions available. One project is concerned with the
modeling of viscoelastic flows and the other with shape optimization
of extrusion dies.

Position "Viscoelastic Flow and Die Swell": In this project, the
fundamental physical phenomenon of viscoelastic die swell is to be
investigated numerically. Challenges include the development of
stabilized finite element methods for viscoelastic liquid flow in
complex 3D geometries, and robust tracking of the swelling liquid
interface. The project is supported by the German Research Foundation.

Position "Shape Optimization of Extrusion Dies": Given an existing
capability of simulating the flow of molten plastic in an extrusion
die, it is desirable to automatically optimize the geometry of the
flow channel to achieve certain production quality. Challenges include
the parametrization of complex 3D surfaces with T-splines and the
definition of objective functionals. This project is part of the
Excellence Cluster "Integrative Production Technology".

Requirement for both positions is a university master's degree in
engineering, applied mathematics, physics or a similar subject, with a
superior academic record. Practical programming experience in Fortran
or C as well as in parallelization (MPI or OpenMP) are of advantage.

The candidates will be employed as a full-time employees and must meet
required personal qualifications; the salary level is according to
TV-L E13 scale. The initial appointment will be for one year, but is
renewable for up to five years. Applications are being reviewed now.

Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Marek Behr
Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems
Center for Computational Engineering Science
RWTH Aachen University,
Schinkelstr. 2; 52062 Aachen
Tel.: +49 241 80 999 01

Further information can be found on:


From: "Int. J. Tomography & Statistics" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:50:02 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Contents, Intl J of Imaging and Robotics, 7(1)

International Journal of Imaging and Robotics, ISSN 2231-525X
[Formerly known as the International Journal of Imaging
(ISSN 0974-0627)]

Greetings from International Journal of Imaging and Robotics. The
online Content and Abstract of Volume 7, Issue Number 1, 2012 can be
viewed at or

Sincerely Dr. Tanuja Srivastava


From: Maya Neytcheva <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:02:31 +0100
Subject: Contents, Numerical Linear Algebra with Appl, 18 (6)

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Vol 18 (6), 2011
Special issue: Numerical solution of Markov chains

Editorial: Numerical Solution of Markov Chains, Michele Benzi (pages

Perturbation analysis of continuous-time absorbing Markov chains, Hal
Caswell (pages 901--917)

Bounding reward measures of Markov models using the Markov decision
processes, Peter Buchholz (pages 919--930)

Bounding the equilibrium distribution of Markov population models,
Tug(rul Dayar, Holger Hermanns, David Spieler and Verena Wolf (pages

Inexact uniformization and GMRES methods for large Markov chains,
Roger B. Sidje (pages 947--960)

Fast multilevel methods for Markov chains, Hans De Sterck, Killian
Miller, Eran Treister and Irad Yavneh (pages 961--980)

On the solution of a quadratic vector equation arising in Markovian
Binary Trees, Dario A. Bini, Beatrice Meini and Federico Poloni (pages

A Markov-modulated fluid flow queueing model under D-policy, Jung Woo
Baek, Ho Woo Lee, Se Won Lee and Soohan Ahn (pages 993--1010)

Restricted additive Schwarz methods for Markov chains, Michele Benzi
and Verena Kuhlemann (pages 1011--1029)

Iterative component-wise bounds for the steady-state distribution of a
Markov chain, Ana Bu¨ic' and Jean-Michel Fourneau (pages 1031--1049)

Physiology and pathology of iterative aggregation--disaggregation
methods, I. Pultarová and I. Marek (pages 1051--1065)

Revisiting the matrix-free solution of Markov regenerativeprocesses,
Elvio Gilberto Amparore and Susanna Donatelli (pages 1067--1083)


From: CESER <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:55:29 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Contents, Intl J of Math & Computations, 15(2)

International Journal of Mathematics and Computation (IJMC).
ISSN 0974-570X (Online); ISSN 0974-5718 (Print)

Table of Contents
2012, Volume 15, Issue Number 2

Computation and Visualization of The Pareto Set in the Criterion Space
for the Bicriteria Linear Programming Problem
François Dubeau, Anis Kadri 1-15

Axial solutions of multiple objective linear problems under interval
S. Kordrostami, F. Keshavarz Gildeh, V. Hoseinnezhad 16-22

Global Exponential Stability Results for Delayed Neural Networks with
Impulsive Perturbations
Guanghui Sun, Diwang Lin, Chunming Zhang 23-30

Ranked Set Sampling and Rao-Hartley-Cochran Strategies Using the
Randomized Procedure of Eichhorn-Hayre
Carlos N. Bouza-Herrera, Dante Covarrubias-Melgar 31-37

Erratum: Recurrence Relations For Moments Of GOS From
Marshall-Olkin-Extended Burr XII Distribution
N. A. Mokhlis, Y. Abdel-Aty, Marwa M. Mohie El-Din 38-42

Scientific Computing: Theory, Developments and Applications
Haydar Akça, Makhtar Sarr, Valery Covachev 43-54

The structure of the roots of the q-Genocchi polynomials
C. S. Ryoo 55-69

On q-deformed Stirling Numbers
Yilmaz Simsek 70-80

Two Sample Test Based On Progressive Censoring
Ülkü Gökal Erişoğlu, Mehmet Fedai Kaya 81-88

A Study on Best Approximation Elements in Normed Spaces
Sahar Mohamed Ali AboBakr 89-98

k - Quasi - Normal Operators
R. Senthilkumar, P. Maheswari Naik, R. Santhi 99-105


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:24:43 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Appl Numerical Mathematics, 62(1)

Applied Numerical Mathematics Vol. 62, 1, pp 1-78, January 2012

1. Total variation regularization for the reconstruction of a mountain
topography, Pages 1-20, Yi-Xin Dou, Bo Han

2. On dominant poles and model reduction of second order time-delay
systems, Pages 21-34, Maryam Saadvandi, Karl Meerbergen, Elias

3. Krylov subspace methods for projected Lyapunov equations, Pages
35-50, T. Stykel, V. Simoncini

4. Correspondence between frame shrinkage and high-order nonlinear
diffusion, Pages 51-66, Qingtang Jiang

5. Eigenvalue perturbation bounds for Hermitian block tridiagonal
matrices, Pages 67-78, Yuji Nakatsukasa

End of NA Digest