NA Digest Sunday, January 8, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 02

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From: Danny Dunlavy <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 20:38:22 -0700
Subject: NA Digest V. 11, # 52 available online

Due to a problem with one of the email servers that is used to
distribute NA Digest, V. 11, # 52, was not sent out. However, it was
captured on the archive page and is available at the following URL:

Best regards,
Danny Dunlavy
NA Digest Editor


From: Nick Higham <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:46:05 +0000
Subject: NLEVP 3.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 3.0 of the NLEVP
MATLAB Toolbox, which provides a collection of nonlinear eigenvalue

It contains problems from models of real-life applications as well as
problems constructed specifically to have particular properties. The
collection is fully documented in the two documents
Technical Report:
Users' Guide:

This release contains 52 problems (up from 46 in version 2.0) and new
functionality; it is also now compatible with GNU Octave.

The collection is intended to grow and contributions are welcome; see
the Users' Guide for details of how to contribute.

Timo Betcke (University College London)
Nick Higham (The University of Manchester)
Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universitat Berlin)
Christian Schroeder (Technische Universitat Berlin)
Francoise Tisseur (The University of Manchester)


From: Mario Arioli <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:46:11 +0000
Subject: Bath-RAL Numerical Analysis Day, UK, Jan 2012

Bath-RAL Numerical Analysis Day
Monday 30th January 2012
International Space Innovation Center, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
Harwell Oxford

The 10th Bath-RAL Numerical Analysis Day will be hosted by the
Numerical Analysis Group at RAL.

Further information, including a list of speakers, is available at the
website below.

There is no charge to attend, and all are welcome. To register, email so that the relevant security arrangements can
be made.


From: Jesper Larsen <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:09:01 -0500
Subject: EUME Meeting, Copenhagen, Feb 2012

EU/ME 2012: Free of Charge Workshop on Metaheuristics
February 23-24, 2012, Lyngby, Copenhagen

The EU/ME 2012 workshop in Lyngby, Copenhagen has a special focus on
metaheuristics for global challenges.

Deadline for Submission: January 30th, 2012 (2 pages)
Notification of Decision: February 6th, 2012

The goal of this meeting is to give researchers and practitioners the
opportunity to discuss recent advances in metaheuristics.

Topics covered:
* successful applications of metaheuristics,
* innovative combined approaches,
* theoretical results on metaheuristics,
* prospectives on metaheuristics

The workshop welcomes both general contributions or contribution to
special key areas like: routing and scheduling with environmental
considerations; eco-friendly production planning; emergency response;
patient admission scheduling; patient transportation; ambulance
location; nurse and doctors scheduling; school bus routing; traveling
repairmen; service technician routing; industrial waste collection

In order to allow all researchers and students interested in the
subject to attend the workshop, the participation is free of charge,
but registration is compulsory.


From: "Annette Anthony" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:55:46 -0700
Subject: Copper Mountain Conference, USA, Mar 2012

The Twelfth Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
March 25 - March 30, 2012
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

ORGANIZED BY: Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
CO-ORGANIZED BY: The University of Maryland; The University of
Colorado Applied Math Department; Sandia National Laboratories;
IN CO-OPERATION WITH: The Society for Industrial and Applied

Student Competition Papers January 11, 2012
Author Abstracts January 18, 2012
Early Registration February 23, 2012
Guaranteed Lodging February 23, 2012

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS: Large Graphs, Page Rank and Markov Chains;
Multigrid and Other Iterative Schemes on GPU & Multicore
Architectures; Inverse Problems and Regularization; Optimization;
Nonlinear Solution Methods; Multigrid All-At-Once and Block Approaches
to PDE Systems; Constrained Problems foe PDEs; Nonsymmetric and
Indefinite Problems; Krylov Accelerators; Hybrid direct-iterative
linear solvers; Iterative Methods in Applications (e.g.,
Electromagnetics, Energy, Environmental, MHD, Neutronics,
Transport/Reaction); Stochastic PDE's and Uncertainty Quantification

IMPORTANT FEATURES: Student Paper Competition. Travel and lodging
assistance will be awarded to students and new PhDs judged to have
submitted the best research papers.


From: andrew stuart <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:15:51 -0500
Subject: NASPDE12, University of Warwick, Jun 2012

Numerical Solution of Stochastic PDEs
NASPDE12 University of Warwick
June 11--12, 2012


From: Ben Stephens <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 17:46:55 -0500
Subject: Inverse Problems/PDE, Univ of Washington, Jul 2012

RTG Summer School on Inverse Problems & Partial Differential Equations
July 2-20, 2012

University of Washington, Seattle

The Research Training Group in the Department of Mathematics at the
University of Washington will host a summer school for advanced
undergraduates and beginning graduate students on Inverse Problems &
Partial Differential Equations. Students will attend lectures in the
morning and problem sessions in small groups with mentors in the
afternoon. On-campus accommodation and meals will be provided, plus a
travel allowance of up to $600.

Two mini-courses will be given:

Robin Graham, Peter Kuchment, and Leonid Kunyansky: The Radon
transform and the X-Ray Transform

John Lowengrub, Ami Radunskaya, and Tatiana Toro: A mathematical
approach to cancer growth


Apply online by: April 1.

(The Summer School is supported by an NSF Research Training
Grant. Support is restricted to U.S. citizens/permanent residents.
Applications from international students may be considered, but
international students must provide their own support for travel,
accommodation, and meals.)


From: Miguel Anjos <>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 10:11:38 -0500
Subject: EURO 2012: Linear and Conic Optimization, Italy, Jul 2012

We are co-organizing the stream "Linear and Conic Programming" at the
EURO XXV conference in Vilnius, Lithuania July 8-11 2012:

If you wish to organize a session in this stream, or simply to give a
presentation, please let us know as soon as possible. One session
consists of three or (preferably) four invited presentations. Any
aspect of theory, algorithms or application areas is welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Miguel Anjos ( and
Tibor Illés (


From: Jaime Lloret Mauri<>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:38:31 +0100
Subject: TACPS 2012, Korea, Sep 2012

The 2012 International Workshop on Technologies and Applications for
Cyber-Physical Systems (TACPS 2012) (TBA)
Gwangju, Korea, September 6-8, 2012

TACPS 2012 will be the most comprehensive workshop focused on advances
in technologies and applications for cyber physical system. Cyber
Physical System (CPS) is not a new field, but a new type of system
which is reflected physical characteristics to embedded system and
emphasized importance of controlling between systems are connected
each other through network. Components of CPS, e.g. controller,
sensor, actuator, and etc. should transmit the information to cyber
space through sensing the environment of real world in real-time, and
also they should reflect policy of cyber space to real world in
real-time. Therefore, many components of CPS should be available to
communicate each other. In addition, CPS consists of controller,
sensor, and actuator could reflect the information of cyber space to
real world through monitoring a variety of information and controlling
actuator in real-time. So, high reliability technology and application
are needed for accurate real-time control in CPS, and data encryption
is needed for confidentiality and integrity of data which is
transmitted over the network.

Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to: Real-time
Architectures for CPS; Real-time Control Techniques for CPS;
Communications and Networks for CPS; Middlewares for CPS; Applications
and Services for CPS; Interoperation Systems for CPS; Fault Tolerant
System for CPS; Security Issues suitable for CPS

Paper submission due: February 1, 2012


From: Helmut Podhaisky <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 01:25:57 -0500
Subject: NUMDIFF-13, Germany, Sep 2012

The Institute of Mathematics of the Martin-Luther-University
Halle-Wittenberg and CWI, the Center for Mathematics and Computer
Science in Amsterdam, organise the 13th Seminar "NUMDIFF" on Numerical
Solution of Differential and Differential-Algebraic Equations.

Date: 10 - 14 September 2012
Location: Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Topics: The conference is devoted to all numerical aspects of
differential equations and differential-algebraic equations.

Plenary Speakers: P. Betsch (Siegen, Germany); S. Blanes (Valencia,
Spain); H. van Brummelen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands); K. Burrage
(Brisbane, Australia); L. Dieci (Atlanta, USA); E. Faou (Bruz,
France); E. Hairer (Geneva, Switzerland); A. Kvaerno (Trondheim,
Norway); V. Mehrmann (Berlin, Germany); J. Montijano (Zaragoza,
Spain); T. Sonar (Braunschweig, Germany); C. Tischendorf (Cologne,

Computational models, uncertainty and data assimilation,
(organised by S. Reich),
Numerical methods for highly oscillatory problems,
(organised by M. P. Calvo),
Numerical methods for large stiff systems,
(organised by S. Gonzalez-Pinto and H. Podhaisky),
Positivity preservation for partial differential equations,
(organised by D. Ketcheson and Z. Horvath)



From: Omar Ghattas <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:24:15 -0500
Subject: Moncrief Endowed Faculty Positions, ICES, UT-Austin

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The
University of Texas at Austin is engaged in a comprehensive initiative
to bring advances in mathematical modeling and computer simulation to
bear on the scientific and engineering Grand Challenges of the 21st
century. In support of this goal, we are searching for outstanding
researchers in computational science, engineering, and mathematics to
fill endowed faculty positions at the Associate Professor level or
higher. Searches this year are focused on three areas: 1)
computational geophysical fluid dynamics, with particular interest in
ocean modeling; 2) structural bioinformatics, the computational
modeling of structure and function of biological macromolecules; and
3) the broad area of predictive science and uncertainty quantification
in computational science and engineering. Candidates for these
positions are expected to have an exceptional track record in
interdisciplinary research at the intersection of advanced
mathematical and computational techniques and target scientific and
engineering problems. The Moncrief endowed faculty positions will
provide the successful candidates with the resources and environment
needed to tackle frontier problems in science and engineering via
advanced modeling and simulation. For additional information and
application instructions, please see


From: Josef Dick <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 18:15:31 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics, UNSW

Salary Level A: A$75,612 - A$80,874 per year (up to 17% employer
superannuation and leave loading)

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New
South Wales in Sydney seeks to appoint a Post Doctoral Fellow to work
on the ARC Discovery Project entitled, 'Mathematics in the round - the
challenge of computational analysis on spheres', for which the Chief
Investigators are Professor Ian Sloan and Dr Josef Dick.

This is a fixed- term position for up to 3 years. For applicants with
proven teaching abilities there may be an opportunity to obtain a 25%
appointment as a regular academic which includes teaching.

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in
their application. Women and people from equity groups are encouraged
to apply.

To submit an application go to:

For further information, please contact:
Prof. I. H. Sloan, email:
Dr. J. Dick, email

Applications close : 20 January 2012


From: Leo Cheng <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 19:35:36 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Bioeng/Applied Maths, Auckland, NZ

The Gastrointestinal research group at the Auckland Bioengineering
Institute is seeking to employ a Research Scientist with a three-year
appointment in the Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow grade
subject to experience.

The primary focus of the applicant will be directed to modelling
various aspects of gastrointestinal motility, supervision of graduate
students and eventually develop a stream of research funding in their
area of expertise.

The research group is currently involved in collaborative work in a
number of areas including: 1) high performance computational modelling
of gastrointestinal cell electrophysiology, 2) soft-tissue mechanics,
3) Signal processing, 4). image processing of confocal images of
tissue, medical images (MRI/CT), and high resolution video.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in the general fields of
biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computational physiology
or related disciplines and ideally have 2 or more years research

For additional information see:

Please submit your application directly online (Vacancy Number:
13726): Closing date is 23
Jan 2012.


From: Susanne Brenner <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:19:53 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, LSU CCT

Postdoc position in computational mathematics at the Center for
Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University:

The postdoc will work under the supervision of Susanne Brenner.


From: Michael Heroux <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:47:07 -0500
Subject: Contents, ACM Trans. on Math Software (TOMS), 38(2)

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)
Volume 38, Issue 2 (December 2011)

For more information, including abstracts and access to full text, see
the ACM Digital Library at

Table of Contents

Partial factorization of a dense symmetric indefinite matrix, John
K. Reid, Jennifer A. Scott

Validated computation of certain hypergeometric functions, Michel
Colman, Annie Cuyt, Joris Van Deun

A note on shifted Hessenberg systems and frequency response
computation, Christopher Beattie, Zlatko Drmav&#269;, Serkan Gugercin

Design, implementation, and analysis of maximum transversal
algorithms, Iain S. Duff, Kamer Kaya, Bora Uçar

Algorithms and data structures for massively parallel generic adaptive
finite element codes, Wolfgang Bangerth, Carsten Burstedde, Timo
Heister, Martin Kronbichler

Algorithm 916: Computing the faddeyeva and voigt functions, Mofreh
R. Zaghloul, Ahmed N. Ali


Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:40:06 -0600
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 35(1)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 35 Number 1
Table of Contents

"Strong Approximation by Marcinkiewicz Means of Two-dimensional
Walsh-Fourier Series", by Ushangi Goginava and Larry Gogoladze, Pages

"Construction of Compactly Supported Shearlet Frames", by Pisamai
Kittipoom, Gitta Kutyniok and Wang-Q Lim, Pages 21-72

"Complete Asymptotic Expansion for Generalized Favard Operators", by
Ulrich Abel and Paul L. Butzer, Pages 73-88

"Preservation of Absolutely Continuous Spectrum of Periodic Jacobi
Operators Under Perturbations of Square-Summable Variation", by
U. Kaluzhny and M. Shamis, Pages 89-105

"Zeros of Non-Baxter Paraorthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle",
by Brian Simanek, Pages 107-121

"The Size of Exponential Sums on Intervals of the Real Line", by Tamás
Erdélyi, Kaveh Khodjasteh and Lorenza Viola, Pages 123-136

Volume 35 Number 1 of Constructive Approximation is now available on
the SpringerLink web site at

Constructive Approximation
An International Journal for Approximations and Expansions
Published by Springer


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:46:52 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 50(1)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 50, Number 1, January 2012

New Numerical Results for the Surface Quasi-Geostrophic Equation,
Peter Constantin, Ming-Chih Lai, Ramjee Sharma, Yu-Hou Tseng and
Jiahong Wu, pp.1-28.

Maximum-Principle-Satisfying and Positivity-Preserving High Order
Discontinuous Galerkin Schemes for Conservation Laws on Triangular
Meshes, Xiangxiong Zhang, Yinhua Xia and Chi-Wang Shu, pp.29-62.

Strong-Stability-Preserving 7-Stage Hermite–Birkhoff
Time-Discretization Methods, Truong Nguyen-Ba, Huong Nguyen-Thu,
Thierry Giordano and Remi Vaillancourt, pp.63-90.

Two Remarks on Rectangular Mixed Finite Elements for Elasticity,
Gerard Awanou, pp.91-102.

An Efficient NRxx Method for Boltzmann-BGK Equation, Zhenning Cai, Ruo
Li and Yanli Wang, pp.103-119.

Locally Limited and Fully Conserved RKDG2 Shallow Water Solutions with
Wetting and Drying, Georges Kesserwani and Qiuhua Liang, pp.120-144.

Augmented Lagrangian Method for Total Variation Based Image
Restoration and Segmentation Over Triangulated Surfaces, Chunlin Wu,
Juyong Zhang, Yuping Duan and Xue-Cheng Tai, pp.145-166.

Derivation of Strictly Stable High Order Difference Approximations for
Variable-Coefficient PDE, Katharina Kormann, Martin Kronbichler and
Bernhard Muller, pp.167-197.

Stabilized Reduced Basis Approximation of Incompressible
Three-Dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations in Parametrized Deformed
Domains, Simone Deparis and A. Emil Lovgren, pp.198-212.

A Dynamic Penalty or Projection Method for Incompressible Fluids,
J. Laminie and P. Poullet, pp.213-234.


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 15:56:45 -0500
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 50(2)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 50, Number 2, February 2012

Augmented Lagrangian Method for Generalized TV-Stokes Model, Jooyoung
Hahn, Chunlin Wu and Xue-Cheng Tai, pp.235-264.

Stepsize Restrictions for Boundedness and Monotonicity of Multistep
Methods, W. Hundsdorfer, A. Mozartova and M. N. Spijker, pp.265-286.

Reduced Basis Method and Error Estimation for Parametrized Optimal
Control Problems with Control Constraints, Luca Ded2, pp.287-305.

Multiscale Stochastic Preconditioners in Non-intrusive Spectral
Projection, Alen Alexanderian, Oliver P. Le Maitre, Habib N. Najm,
Mohamed Iskandarani and Omar M. Knio, pp.306-340.

Interaction of Waves with Frictional Interfaces Using
Summation-by-Parts Difference Operators: Weak Enforcement of Nonlinear
Boundary Conditions, Jeremy E. Kozdon, Eric M. Dunham and Jan
Nordstrom, pp.341-367.

Out-of-Core Computations of High-Resolution Level Sets by Means of
Code Transformation, Brian B. Christensen, Michael B. Nielsen and Ken
Museth, pp.368-404.

Nodal Superconvergence of SDFEM for Singularly Perturbed Problems,
Fatih Celiker, Zhimin Zhang and Huiqing Zhu, pp.405-433.

Technical Note: On the Non-linear Stability of Flux Reconstruction
Schemes, A. Jameson, P.E. Vincent and P. Castonguay, pp.434-445.

Well-conditioned Orthonormal Hierarchical L22 Bases on Rn Simplicial
Elements, Jianguo Xin and Wei Cai, pp.446-461.

An ENO-Based Method for Second-Order Equations and Application to the
Control of Dike Levels, S.P. van der Pijl and C.W. Oosterlee,

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