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From: Michael Ferris <>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:45:17 -0600
Subject: Beale Orchard Hays Prize Nominations due Jan 15

Nominations are invited for the 2012 Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for
excellence in computational mathematical programming that will be
awarded at the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming to
be held in Berlin in August 2012.

The Prize is sponsored by the Mathematical Optimization Society, in
memory of Martin Beale and William Orchard-Hays, pioneers in
computational mathematical programming. Nominated works must have been
published between Jan 1, 2009 and Dec 31, 2011, and demonstrate
excellence in any aspect of computational mathematical
programming. "Computational mathematical programming" includes the
development of high-quality mathematical programming algorithms and
software, the experimental evaluation of mathematical programming
algorithms, and the development of new methods for the empirical
testing of mathematical programming techniques. Full details of prize
rules and eligibility requirements can be found at:

Nominations can be submitted electronically or in writing, and should
include detailed publication details of the nominated work. Electronic
submissions should include an attachment with the final published
version of the nominated work. If done in writing, submissions should
include four copies of the nominated work. Supporting justification
and any supplementary material are strongly encouraged but not
mandatory. The Prize Committee reserves the right to request further
supporting material and justification from the nominees.

Nominations should be submitted to:
Prof. Michael Ferris, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin,
1210 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
email: ferris[at]

The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 15, 2012.


From: Karel Segeth <>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:25:25 -0500
Subject: 2011 Babuska Prize awarded

In December 2011, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the Union of
Czech Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the I. Babuska Prize
for the best work in scientific computing submitted by students and
young scientists. The Prize winner for 2011 is Dr Jan Cesenek from the
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in
Prague. The work honored is his PhD thesis Discontinuous Galerkin
method for solving compressible viscous flow. Further winners were
delivered diplomas of honor. The second position was awarded to Dr
Radek Kolman from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech
Technical University in Prague for his PhD thesis Dispersion analysis
of plane quadratic finite elements in problems of elastodynamics. The
third position belongs to Dr Michal Kuraz from the Faculty of Civil
Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague who presented
his PhD thesis Numerical solution of the flow and transport equations
in porous media with the dualpermeability conceptual approach.
Further diplomas of honor were delivered to MS theses. The first
position in this category was taken by Michal Merta from the Faculty
of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the VSB-Technical
University of Ostrava for his thesis Discretization and numerical
realization of dynamical contact problems with friction. The second
position was awarded to Vit Shanel (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
of the Czech Technical University in Prague) for his thesis On the
mass lumping in the finite element method, the third one to Jan
Zapletal (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of
the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava) for his thesis The boundary
element method for the Helmholtz equation in 3D.
The Prize had its eighteenth winners in 2011. It was established in
1994 by an outstanding Czech mathematician Ivo Babuska. He works in
the United States, since 1995 at the Institute for Computational
Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX. His results
in the finite element method are fundamental.


From: Michael Ng <>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:48:33 -0500
Subject: Workshop in Memory of Gene Golub, Hong Kong, Feb 2012

Workshop on Matrix Computations in Memory of Professor Gene Golub
29 February 2012
Institute for Computational Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University

On Professor Gene Golub's 20th birthday, we would like to organize a
workshop to celebrate his life. Gene visited Hong Kong and Mainland
China many times, and had a close relationship with the Hong Kong
Baptist University (HKBU). At HKBU, he received an honorary doctorate
in 2002 and accepted a 3-year position as Distinguished Professor in
2007. The University set up an Institute for Computational
Mathematics (ICM) to prepare for Gene's assumption of duty in January

The workshop will feature talks by Gene's students, friends and
collaborators. If you would like to contribute a talk, please contact
Michael Ng (

Walter Gander, ETH and HKBU (ICM)
Franklin Luk, HKBU (ICM)
Michael Ng, HKBU (ICM)


From: Wolfgang Joppich <>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:18:10 -0500
Subject: Multigrid Course, Germany, Mar 2012

There will be a MULTIGRID COURSE, Introduction to standard methods,
at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg,
from Monday 12.03.2012 to Wednesday 14.03.2012.

For more information contact
or look at

Please, pass this information to colleagues which might be interested
in such a course.


From: Fabio Ancona <>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:19:01 -0500
Subject: HYP2012 Conference, Italy, Jun 2012

The Fourteenth International Conference on "Hyperbolic Problems:
Theory, Numerics and Applications" (HYP2012) will be the XIV meeting
in this bi-annual international series, which has the objective of
bringing together researchers and students with interests in
theoretical and computational aspects of hyperbolic PDEs and of
related time-dipendent models in the applied sciences. Particular
attention will be devoted to the following topics:
-Singular limits and dispersive equations in mathematical physics
-Nonlinear wave patterns in multi-dimensions
-Particle/molecular dynamics
-Theory and numerics of multiphases and interfaces
-Transport in complex environments
-Control problems for hyperbolic PDEs and differential games
-General relativity and geometric PDEs

The list of plenary speakers includes: Camillo De Lellis (University
of Zürich); Eduard Feireisl (Academy of Sciences of the Czech
Republic); Song Jiang (Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and
Computational Mathematics); Pierre Louis Lions (College de France);
Nader Masmoudi (Courant Institute); Siddhartha Mishra (ETH Zürich);
Igor Rodnianski (MIT); Giovanni Russo (Università di Catania); James
A. Sethian (University of California, Berkeley); Yoshio Sone (Kyoto
University); Alexis F. Vasseur (University of Texas at Austin); Sijue
Wu (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Enrique Zuazua (Basque Center
for Applied Mathematics)

Interested participants are encouraged to register and to submit their
abstracts for contributed talks or for poster presentations.
Deadline for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: February 29, 2012.
Deadline for REGISTRATION at a REDUCED RATE: April 30, 2012.
Conference Website:


From: Suvash Saha <>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:48:41 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Intl Conf on Computational Methods, Australia, Nov 2012

We are pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference on
Computational Methods (ICCM2012) will be held in Gold Coast, Australia
during 25 - 27 November 2012.

Gold Coast is a beautiful coastal city of Australia located in South
East Queensland, close to the state capital Brisbane. Gold Coast is
well known as a major international tourist destination with its sunny
subtropical climate, beautiful beaches, canal and waterway systems,
its high-rise skyline, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland.

The ICCM is an international conference providing an international
forum for exchange ideas on recent advances in areas related to
computational methods, numerical modelling & simulation, as well as
their applications in engineering and science. It will accommodate
presentations on a wide range of topics to facilitate
inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas in science, engineering and
related disciplines, and foster various types of academic
collaborations. All papers accepted for publication in the proceedings
will be subject to a full peer review. A number of papers will be
selected and invited to be developed into a full journal paper for
publication in special issues of the journals.

As an active researcher in the areas of computational methods and
their applications in engineering and science, we would like to invite
you to submit abstract(s) as well as paper(s) to ICCM2012.

Mini symposium submission due February, 2012
Abstract submission opens February, 2012
Deadline for submitting abstracts April 30, 2012


From: Philipp Schlatter <>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:24:17 -0500
Subject: Open Position, Exascale Computing, KTH Stockholm

KTH, The School of Engineering Sciences (SCI) announces a position as
application expert in exascale computing with application to
computational fluid dynamics (CFD) at KTH Mechanics and PDC-HPC.

The successful candidate will work together with academic researchers
and graduate students at the Department of Mechanics in the areas of
direct and large-eddy simulation (DNS and LES) of turbulent flows, and
colleagues at the KTH computer centre PDC-HPC in the areas of
large-scale parallel simulations. The applicant will join the
exascale computing team within the EU FP7 project CRESTA -
Collaborative Research into Exascale Systemware, Tools and
Applications (

The applicant is expected to take a leading role in our effort
regarding the duties and deliverables of KTH with regards to the code
nek5000 in the CRESTA project; in particular WP6
(Applications). Nek5000 is a high-order spectral- element code which
has proven extreme parallel scalability. Within the CRESTA project,
certain aspects of nek5000 are considered and improved, including the
setup of benchmark suites and reduced computational kernels, the
assessment of hybrid parallelisation concepts and the corresponding
adaptation of the discretisation strategy, and the implementation of
variable discretisation order in the computational domain.

In addition, together with the co-design activities within CRESTA,
other aspects such as code re-design/re-factoring and parallel
debugging (WP2), pre- and postprocessing and meshing (WP5) and library
usage (WP4) will be considered. The position has a strong focus on
computer science aspects of exascale computing. The consideration of
specific physical flow cases is possible, but not necessarily a major
part of the position.

Application deadline: January 31, 2012
For more information see


From: Shi Jin <>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:09:22 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Position, Math and Statistics, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top universities in China,
is undertaking a major expansion aimed at becoming one of the world's
leading centers of scientific research. Building a first-rate
Department of Mathematics is an essential part of this expansion. An
ambitious faculty recruitment program, aimed at attracting several
dozens of faculty members at all levels, including both senior
academic leaders and promising young researchers, will be continued
for the next few years. Salary and start-up packages are competitive
with the peer institutions in China, and at the international level in
special cases. Candidates will be considered at all ranks, and in all
major fields of mathematics, including algebra and number theory,
analysis, applied and computational mathematics, geometry and
topology, and statistics. Endowed Chair Professorships are available
to senior mathematicians with well-established academic credentials.
Other senior and junior professorships are open to candidates with
exceptional research records or potential.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including a list of
publications, summary of future research plans, and four letters of
reference. Application materials should preferably be electronically
sent to

They can also be mailed to
The Hiring Committee, Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong
University, Shanghai 200240, China.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue for
the next several years.

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