NA Digest Monday, April 2, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 14

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From: Nick Hale <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:04:52 -0500
Subject: Chebfun 4.2 release

We are pleased to announce the release of Chebfun Version 4.2,
available at Chebfun is
an open-source system written in Matlab that overloads Matlab's
operations for vectors and matrices to analogous operations for
functions and operators. Version 4.2 utilizes Matlab's new
object-oriented capabilities and incorporates significant
speedups in various operations as well as various new features.
We like to think that "Chebfun can do almost anything in 1D",
usually at high speed and to close to machine precision.
We are particularly proud of Chebfun's capabilities with
differential equations and eigenvalue problems and the GUI
interface to these features.

For an overview of what Chebfun can do, take a look at the
collection of more than 100 Chebfun Examples posted at

A workshop on "Chebfun and Beyond" will be held at Oxford on
the 17th-19th of September with some distinguished invited
speakers; preliminary information is available at the Chebfun
website and details will be announced soon. A new Chebfun-
related postdoctoral research position is soon to be announced.

The Chebfun Team, U. of Oxford and U. of Delaware


From: Simone Deparis <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:18:03 +0200
Subject: LifeV 2.2 released

The newest release of the LifeV library is out!

In order to download it, you first have to register as a LifeV user

This new release brings some changes and additions:
* A monolithic solver for fully coupled FSI problems, a 1D model and
solver, an experimental 0D solver, to mention just a few. In
addition, it comes with some bugfixes and enhancements.
* This will be the last major release of the 2.X.X series. It will be
followed by the 3.X.X series which will be the first to offer a new
modular structure of the library, allowing you to enable and disable
individual components at will.
* You can configure the library either with the traditional configure
&& make && make install approach, or with CMake. The CMake scripts,
while already fully functional, will receive a facelift before the
next release and we will work to improve their features and
robustness as they will become the prefered method to configure

As usual, please come to with any
suggestions, feedback or should you encounter any problems. The
developers of LifeV are there to help! We also encourage registered
users of LifeV to use the mailing list as a place to share experiences
and discuss.

We hope you will find this release useful and get some good science
out of it!

The LifeV developers


From: Hans Johnston <>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:41:43 -0400
Subject: New England NA Day, USA, Apr 2012

2012 New England Numerical Analysis Day
Saturday April 21st 10am-6pm
UMass Amherst

We are hosting the 4th annual NENAD, a series of meetings held in New
England with a focus on Numerical Analysis. We will begin at 10am in
order to allow attendees, especially students, to travel to Amherst on
Saturday morning and avoid the cost of overnight lodging.

The confirmed speakers are:
George Karniadakis (Brown) (keynote speaker)
Lorena Barba (BU)
Robert Fisher (UMass Dartmouth)
Adrianna Gillman (Dartmouth)
Kirk Jordan (IBM)
Daniel Richmond (URI)

Each talk will include an introductory component directed towards
students, both undergraduate and graduate, to encourage their

In addition, there will be a **Student Poster Competition**, with
prizes made possible by generous contributions from SIAM and the

There is **no registration fee** and lunch will be provided to all

For complete details, including instructions on how to register, see:


From: Tobias von Petersdorff <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:22:39 -0500
Subject: Extended Deadline, DelMar Numerics Day, USA, Apr 2012

The DelMar Numerics Day is an annual workshop which aims to display
the research diversity of computational mathematics in Maryland,
Delaware and vicinity.

This year it will be held on April 28, 2012 at the University of
Delaware in Newark, DE.

There is no registration fee, please register by April 15. For more
details and registration go to

Note that the deadline for submitting talks has been extended to April 15.

Ricardo H. Nochetto (U of Maryland, College Park)
Petr Plechac (U of Delaware)
Francisco-Javier Sayas (U of Delaware)
Tobias von Petersdorff (U of Maryland, College Park)


From: Larisa Beilina <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:42:23 -0500
Subject: Inverse Problems, Sweden, May 2012

Second Annual Workshop on Inverse Problems within the Visby Program is
organized by the Department of Mathematics, Chalmers University of
Technology and Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden. The workshop
is supported by the Swedish Institute and will be held on May 2-6,
2012 at Sunne, Sweden.

The subject of the annual workshop is presentation of new analytical
developments and new numerical methods for solutions of Inverse
Problems. The workshop aims to gather people from the field of applied
mathematics to discuss the state-of-the-art and future challenges in
solving of Inverse problems for broad range of applications.

Confirmed speakers: Habib Ammari, France; Anatoliy Bakushinskiy,
Russia; Gennadiy Bocharov, Russia; Peter Elbau, Austria; B. Tomas
Johansson, England; Philipp Kuegler, Austria; Gulnara Kuramshina,
Russia; Larisa Nazarova, Russia; Yuri Podlipenko, Ukraine; Vladimir
G. Romanov, Russia; Anatoliy Yagola, Russia; Enrique Zuazua, Spain

The talks on the workshop will be given in English. Participation in
this workshop is free.

Registration is made by sending an e-mail to
including name, company/university, department. More information about
the workshop can be found at


From: Luca Heltai <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:25:54 -0500
Subject: Mechanics of soft materials and tissues, Italy, May 2012

Mechanics of soft materials and tissues: modeling, simulation and
experiments, Italy, May 2012

A Workshop on Mechanics of soft materials and tissues, with focus on
modeling, simulation and experiments, will take place from the 7th to
the 9th of May 2012 at SISSA, the International School for Advanced
Studies in Trieste (Italy).

The program consists of plenary and invited talks, with a limited
number of slots available for outstanding young researchers and
graduate students in the topics of the workshop.

Confirmed Speakers include: Kenji Urayama; Antonio DeSimone; Luigi
Preziosi; Francesco Costanzo; Corina Drapaca; Guido Serini; Martin
Copic; Andrea Tosin; Luciano Teresi; Boyce E. Griffith

Workshop Homepage:

There are no fees but registration is required. Registration is
available on the workshop home page until the 20th of April 2012.

Young researchers and Ph.D. students that would like to present their
work at the workshop, should send a short resume to the organizers,
together with the title and abstract of the proposed presentation by
April 15th.

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Mariarita de Luca (
Dr. Luca Heltai (


From: Beatrice Meini <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 02:29:41 -0500
Subject: When Probability Meets Computation, Italy, Jun 2012

When Probability Meets Computation
workshop in honour of Guy Latouche's retirement

Villa Toeplitz, Varese, Italy, June 6–8, 2012

This special workshop will be held in honour of Guy Latouche's
retirement and 65th birthday. This way the workshop aims to bring
together international researchers working on various aspects of
matrix-analytic methods in stochastic models including theory,
algorithms, methodologies, and applications across a broad spectrum of

The meeting will offer an opportunity for reviewing and discussing
current methodologies and the related algorithmic analysis, as well as
strengthening collaborations among researchers in applied probability,
operations research, engineering, and numerical analysis, and
identifying directions of future research.

Early registration deadline: May 1, 2012.

Organizing Committee:
Marco Donatelli (University of Insubria)
Sophie Hautphenne (University of Melbourne)
Udo Krieger (University of Bamberg)
Beatrice Meini (University of Pisa)
Giang T. Nguyen (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Nikki Sonenberg (University of Melbourne)
Peter G. Taylor (University of Melbourne)
Miklos Telek (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)


From: Mario Ohlberger <>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 06:57:50 -0400
Subject: Extended Deadline, PDESoft2012, Germany, Jun 2012

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

Due to many requests we have decided to extend the deadline for
abstract submission to April 15, 2012!

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

The program will consist of invited lectures, contributed talks and
posters. The decision about acceptance of contributions as oral or
poster presentation will be made by the organizers based on submitted
1-page abstracts.

Invited Speakers (confirmed): Christian Engwer (Münster, Germany);
Dominik Göddeke (Dortmund, Germany); Timo Heister (College Station,
USA); Robert Klöfkorn (Stuttgart, Germany); Anders Logg (Lysaker,
Norway); Oliver Sander (Berlin, Germany); Mark Shephard (Troy, USA);
Victoria Stodden (New York, USA); Tim Warburton (Houston, USA)



From: Anders Logg <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:15:57 -0500
Subject: FEniCS'12 at Simula, Norway, Jun 2012

We are pleased to host this year’s edition of the annual FEniCS
FEniCS'12: High-performance PDE frameworks for modern architectures
June 5–7 2012 at Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway

Generic software frameworks play an increasingly important role in the
numerical solution of partial differential equations. When new
hardware architectures are introduced, these software frameworks must
adapt to leverage the computational power of the new hardware and to
match the performance of specialized hand-written code.

This workshop aims to bring together experts on generic software for
partial differential equations and high performance computing on
modern architectures.

Topics include: User-friendly programming tools for many-core CPUs and
GPUs; Automated code translation and generation targeting modern
hardware; Hybrid computing using both CPUs and GPUs; Innovative PDE
software techniques; Free/open-source software for numerical solution
of PDEs

Invited speakers: Scott Baden; Andre Brodtkorb; Carsten Burstedde;
Filipe Cruz; Paul Kelly; Ridgway Scott; Andy Terrell; Garth Wells

All FEniCS users, developers and other interested parties are invited
to celebrate the recent release of FEniCS 1.0 and the FEniCS Book, and
to discuss future directions for FEniCS development. A half-day FEniCS
tutorial will be offered as part of the workshop. Participation in the
workshop and tutorial is free of charge.

For registration and details, visit


From: Keita Teranishi <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:42:54 -0400
Subject: iWAPT-7, Japan, Jul 2012

The 7th International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning
July 17th, 2012 in Kobe, Japan
Co-located with VECPAR 2012

* Submissions due Monday, April 9, 2012 (anywhere on Earth)
* Notification: Monday, April 30
* Camera-ready: Friday, May 21

Submission site:

The goal of the Seventh International Workshop on Automatic
Performance Tuning (*iWAPT 2012*) is to bring together researchers who
are investigating automated techniques for constructing and/or
adapting algorithms and software for high-performance on modern
complex machine architectures.

We are particularly interested in autotuning and its relationship to
the following topic areas, among others: Machine-adaptive algorithms
and software; Program generation; Performance analysis and modeling;
Parallel and distributed computing; Numerical algorithms and
libraries; Multi- and manycore systems, heterogeneous architectures;
Compilation, e.g., iterative and empirical compilers; Programming
models; Runtime systems; Empirical search heuristics; Power- and/or
energy-aware computing

See for the details.


From: Amos Lawless <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:26:23 -0500
Subject: Conference in Honour of Nancy Nichols, UK, Jul 2012

Numerical Linear Algebra, Control Theory and Data Assimilation: a
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, UK, on 2-3 July 2012, celebrating
Nancy’s contributions to control theory, numerical linear algebra and
data assimilation.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Craig Bishop (Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, USA)
• Angelika Bunse-Gerstner (Universität Bremen, Germany)
• Sarah Dance (University of Reading, UK)
• Jerry Kautsky (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia)
• Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
• Alan O’Neill (University of Reading, UK)
• Michael Overton (New York University, USA)
• Gilbert Strang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
• Paul Van Dooren (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
• Andy Wathen (University of Oxford, UK)

Registration is now open and contributed talks are invited. Limited
funds are available to support PhD students to attend. For full
details please visit the conference website or contact
us on This conference is supported by a London
Mathematical Society Conference Grant.


From: Andreas Steinbrecher <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:55:32 -0500
Subject: Challenge Workshop MSO-Tools, Germany, Sep 2012

Challenge Workshop MSO-Tools 2012
"Modeling, Simulation and Optimisation Tools"
26.-28. Sep. 2012, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The Institute of Mathematics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
organizes jointly with the "German Committee for Mathematical
Modelling, Simulation and Optimization" (KoMSO) and the ERC research
project "Modeling, Simulation and Control of Multi-Physics Systems" a
three-day workshop on "Modeling, Simulation and Optimisation Tools".

The goal of this workshop is to highlight the state-of-the-art and to
identify the challenges in modeling, simulation and optimization (MSO)
Tools, to bring together developers and users of MSO tools in academia
and industry. Special emphasis will be given to multiphysics
applications in multibody systems, electrical circuits, bioprocess
engineering, chemical reactions, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.

Every invited and contributed talk should address the state of the art
and current challenges with respect to applications and software

The conference will include invited talks, contributed talks, and
plenary discussions.

Deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2012.
Deadline for registration: August 15, 2012.
Registration fee: 50,- Eur

For additional information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann,
Dr. Andreas Steinbrecher,


From: Jaime Lloret Mauri<>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:57:16 +0200
Subject: WMSN 2012, Spain, Oct 2012

1st International Workshop on Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
(WMSN 2012)

in conjunction with the 8th IEEE International Conference on Wireless
and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2012)

Barcelona, Spain, October 8-10, 2012.

Submission deadline: June 11, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 9, 2012
Camera-ready manuscripts due: July 27, 2012
Workshop date: October 08, 2012

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Novel WMSN
Architectures and protocols; Overview of state-of-the-art related to
WMSN communication technologies, standards and open challenges;
Cross-layer design and optimization for WMSN; Multi-tier Heterogeneous
Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks; MAC in WMSN; Routing in WMSN;
Efficient Transport in WMSN; QoS in Wireless Multimedia Sensor
Networks; Interconnection of WMSN with other networks; Multimedia
aggregation and fusion, and multimedia sensor coverage in WMSN; Object
Detection, Object Monitoring and Tracking in WMSN; Video Streaming in
WMSN; Coding techniques in WMSN; Control rate in WMSN; Security in
WMSN; Energy Conservation and Management in WMSN; Experimental and
test bed studies, simulation tools; Topology control, localization,
synchronization in WMSN; Cooperative communications in WMSN

The final manuscript for publication will be limited to 8 IEEE
pages. Submissions can be made at:


From: Sandra Sendra<>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:22:00 +0200
Subject: GreeNets 2012, Spain, Oct 2012

2nd International Conference on Green Communications and Networking -
GreeNets 2012, 24th and 26th October 2012, Gandia, Spain

Global warming and climate change have been a growing worldwide
concern. Six sources, i.e., transportation, power, buildings,
industry, agriculture and forestry, and land use, have been identified
as major contributors to the rise of global carbon dioxide (CO2). The
mobile industry is seen as a potential enabler to reduce greenhouse
gases contributed by these six sources provided that appropriate
measures are implemented. On the other hand, the mobile industry
itself will also contribute to CO2 emission through network
operations, mobile equipments, etc. To meet the requirement of
low-carbon economy development, it is necessary to reduce the
operation expenditure or energy consumption of mobile networks, while
maintaining acceptable quality of service. This conference will
explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building,
and deploying GreeNets. In this regard, the conference aims to
establish a forum to bring together research professionals from
diverse fields including green mobile networks, system architectures,
networking & communication protocols, applications, test-bed and
prototype, traffic balance and energy-efficient cooperation
transmission, system and application issues related to GreeNets.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Communications and Networking;
Energy-efficient network architecture & protocols; Systems and
Technology; Energy-efficient management

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2012
Full Paper Deadline: May 10, 2012


From: Dominique Ballarin Dolfin <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 03:32:03 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position, Seminar for Applied Math, ETH Zurich

Faculty Position / Professor of Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics ( at ETH Zurich invites
applications for a position in Applied Mathematics at the Full or
Associate Professor level. The vacant position is within the Seminar
for Applied Mathematics, SAM (

The successful candidate's mathematical results should have received
wide international recognition. His or her results should be landmark
contributions to mathematical modelling and/or efficient numerical
simulation in engineering and the sciences. A strong algorithmic and
computational component in his/her mathematical research is
expected. The candidate should have demonstrated proficiency in
conducting pioneering projects in applied mathematics. Together with
other members of the Department, the new professor will be responsible
for teaching undergraduate courses (German or English) and graduate
courses (English) for students in Applied Mathematics and
Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).

Please apply online at

Your application should include your curriculum vitae and a list of
publications. The letter of application should be addressed to the
President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler. The closing date for
applications is 31 July 2012.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In
order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions,
we specifically encourage women to apply. ETH Zurich is further
responsive to the needs of dual career couples and qualifies as a
family friendly employer.

More information can be found at


From: Jan S Hesthaven <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:53:08 -0500
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Comp Neuroscience, Brown Univ

The Brown University Department of Neuroscience invites applications
for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the area of
computational neuroscience. This appointment will be made in
conjunction with the interdepartmental Brown Institute for Brain
Science as part of an expansion that includes seven new faculty
positions. Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree,
postdoctoral research experience, and a record of research
excellence. We strongly encourage applications from women and

Applicants should be developing and using computational approaches to
address fundamental issues of neural information processing. We
encourage applications from candidates whose research can yield
insight into neurologic or psychiatric disorders. The successful
applicant will bridge areas of research strength within the Brown
Brain Science community and work collaboratively with engineers,
clinicians, mathematicians, computer scientists, and
neuroscientists. The applicant is expected to establish an independent
research program supported by external funds and will teach
undergraduate, graduate, and/or medical students. The appointment will
be in the Department of Neuroscience, with the possibility of a
secondary appointment in another Institute-affiliated department.

The search committee will give first consideration to applications
received by April 27, 2012. Applicants should submit a pdf version of
their curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three
representative publications. They should also request that three
letters of recommendations be sent electronically to

For additional information, please contact: David Sheinberg, PhD
Search Committee Chair Department of Neuroscience Brown University
Providence, RI


From: Per Christian Hansen <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 05:17:23 -0500
Subject: Assoc/Asst Professor, Inverse Problems, DTU, Denmark

An Associate/Assistant Professorship in Computational Methods for
Inverse Problems is available at DTU Informatics, Technical University
of Denmark, starting August 1, 2012.

The position is affiliated with the project High-Definition Tomography
financed by the European Research Council, and headed by Professor Per
Christian Hansen. The goal of this project is to utilize and further
develop the enabling mathematical technology and computational
algorithms to produce tomographic reconstruction methods that can
incorporate many different kinds of available prior information in
order to produce high-definition reconstructions, i.e., sharper images
with more reliable details.

Within this project, the assistant/associate professor – together with
the principal investigator – should act as the link between the
different themes and tasks of the project. The research involves
development of theory and computational algorithms for inverse
problems, with a focus on prior-driven high-definition tomographic
reconstructions, and with applications defined in the project. The
position also involves contacts to applications specialists, software
development, responsibility for the visitors program, and arranging

In addition the assistant/associate professor is expected to take part
in teaching activities at bachelor, master, and PhD levels.

For more information, see the home page:
Applications must be written in English and submitted online via the
home pages by April 29, 2012.

Professor Per Christian Hansen, DTU Informatics
Tel +45


From: "Christian Bischof" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:43:26 +0200
Subject: Research Scientist Position, Parallel Prog, TU Darmstadt

The Scientific Computing Group at the Technische Universität Darmstadt
( ) is looking for a promising candidate
for a position as research scientist, either with a Masters or Diploma
degree wanting to pursue doctoral studies, or with a doctoral degree
wanting to pursue postdoctoral studies, in the area of parallel
programming development. The position is available immediately and
initially limited to a 3-year appointment.

In this position, you will work on performance tuning workflows,
parallel program analysis and transformation tools, or the enhancement
of existing parallel programs for new computer architectures,
depending on your background and project opportunities. The Scientific
Computing Group closely collaborates with the university computing
center, which will be home to a 15 Mio EUR computer installation
shortly, as well as the Graduate School Computational Engineering
( ).

For details, see


From: Roman Hatzky <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 05:32:51 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Comp Plasma Physics, MPI

In the division "Computational Plasma Physics" of the
Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) we are searching for:

A postdoc for the development of numerical algorithms in the field of
resistive MHD. More information can be found under the code number
15/12 at:

A postdoc for the development of numerical algorithms in the field of
collisional particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. More information can
be found under the code number 16/12 at:


From: Jacques Henry <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:45:40 +0100
Subject: Postdoc Position, Inverse Problem

There is an opportunity to apply for post doc position at INRIA
Bordeaux on the topic

Non-invasive electrical imaging of the heart

Link for proposal


From: Monika Nitsche <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:46:47 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Postdoc Position, MCTP Math, UNM

MCTP Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematics at UNM

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New
Mexico invites applications for an NSF-MCTP funded postdoctoral
Fellowship in Mathematics. This is a 1-year appointment beginning
August 15th, 2012, renewable for up to 3 years. The goal of the
Mentoring through Critical Transitions Points (MCTP) program is to
increase the number of US citizens, nationals and permanent residents
and to help them succeed. As an MCTP postdoctoral fellow, the
successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per
semester, maintain a strong research program, interact with
researchers in the department, lead a bi-weekly graduate student
training seminar, and work with graduates and undergraduates on MCTP
related activities.

A PhD in mathematics or a closely related field is required. The
candidate must also be a US citizen, national or permanent resident.
Preferred qualifications include: commitment to establishing a strong
research program in an area compatible with ongoing research in the
department, commitment to excellence in teaching, a genuine interest
in improving mathematics education at all levels, and desire to work
with graduates and undergraduates on MCTP related activities.

New Mexico is a majority minority state, and the University of New
Mexico has a majority minority undergraduate population. Both the
university and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in
particular have a strong commitment to cultural diversity. Candidates
should have the ability to work effectively with a culturally and
cognitively diverse community. Women and minorities are especially
encouraged to apply.

To apply visit (position #3643). A completed application
requires an application letter, curriculum vita, teaching and research
statements. The CV must state, just below the header information,
whether the applicant is a US citizen, national or permanent
resident. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be uploaded in MathJobs or sent by surface mail to:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
MCTP Math Postdoc Search Committee
1 University of New Mexico
MSC01 1115
Albuquerque, NM, 87131.

For best consideration, the applications, including three letters of
recommendation, should be received by April 18, 2012, however the
position will remain open until it is filled. UNM's confidentiality
policy ("Recruitment and Hiring," Policy #3210), which includes
information about public disclosure of documents submitted by
applicants, is located at»ubppm. University of New
Mexico is an EEO/AA employer.


From: Amos Lawless <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:23:50 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions (6), Data Assimilation, UK

Postdoctoral research scientists in data assimilation (6 positions)

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Reading,

The Data Assimilation Research Centre at the University of Reading is
seeking 6 postdoctoral research scientists to work on a series of
projects in the area of data assimilation and inverse methods for
Earth observation and climate modelling. The posts are fixed term for
between 2 and 3.5 years. Further information on the projects and
details as to how to apply are available from

The closing date for applications is 27 April 2012 and interviews will
be held on 8 May 2012.


From: "Theodore E. Simos" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:28:41 -0500
Subject: Two PhD Studentship, Unive of Peloponnese, Greece

Applications are invited for 2 Ph.D. Studentships on the following

1) Numerical methods with applications in Astronomy and Astrophysics
(non-stipendiary position)

2) Numerical methods with applications in Biomathematics
(non-stipendiary position)

The successful candidates should have a solid background in
Mathematics, some experience in programming (particularly Fortran,
Matlab, Mathematica and C) and a strong interest in Numerical

Both positions are available immediately and the deadline for
applications is May 15th, 2012.

The application letter should be sent electronically together with a
detailed CV and a brief summary of previous research experience (if
any) to: Prof. Dr. Theodore E. Simos ( The short-listed candidates will be asked for 3
recommendation letters, which will need to be provided prior to the
interview. For applicants outside Greece, interviews will be held via
the internet (e.g. skype).


From: Gamar Mammadova <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 01:00:23 -0500
Subject: Contents, TWMS J Pure and Appl Math, 3(1)

Turkic World Mathematic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN 2076-2585
Volume 3, No. 1, 2012

1.Elliptic Systems in the Plane with Singular Coefficients along
Lines, D.K. Akhmed-Zaki, N.T. Danaev, A. Tungatarov

2.Numerical Solution of General Singular Perturbation Boundary Value
Problems Based on Adaptive Cubic Spline, R. Mohammadi

3.Caliber, Precaliber, and the Shanin Number of Hyperspaces,
R. Beshimov

4.Linear Lyapunov Functions for Volterra Quadratic Stochastic
Operators, U.U. Jamilov

5.Continuity of Fuzzy Approximate Additive Mappings, A.Zohri,
N. Eghbali

6.Stochastic Structural System Parameters Identification Approach for
Validation of Finite Element Models: Industrial Applications,
A.A. Kasimzade, S. Tuhta

7.On Vague Bi-Ideals and Vague Weakly Completely Prime Ideals in
&#1043;-Semigroups, B. Davvaz, S.K. Majumder

8.Boundary Value Problems for Pseudohyperbolic Equations with a
Variable Time Direction, S.V. Potapova

9.Mathematical Models for Independent Computer Presentation of Turkic
Languages, P.S. Pankov, B.J. Bayachorova , M. Juraev

10.The Whole Group of Proper Motions of the Minkowski Metric in an
Arbitrary Dimension Space, N.N. Popov

11.Gradient in the Optimal Control Problem for the Non-Linear System
of the Hyperbolic Equations with Non-Local Boundary Conditions,
H.F. Guliyev, Y.A. Sharifov

12.The Solution of Coupled Modified KdV System by the Homotopy
Analysis Method, M. Ghoreishi, A.I.B.Md. Ismail, A. Rashid


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:51:37 -0400
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 51(2)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 51, Number 2, May 2012

Alternating Direction Method for Covariance Selection Models, Xiaoming
Yuan, pp.261-273.

Galerkin Methods for Stochastic Hyperbolic Problems Using
Bi-Orthogonal Polynomials, Tao Zhou and Tao Tang, pp.274-292.

Generalised Polynomial Chaos for a Class of Linear Conservation Laws,
Roland Pulch and Dongbin Xiu, pp.293-312.

An Ordered Upwind Method with Precomputed Stencil and Monotone Node
Acceptance for Solving Static Convex Hamilton-Jacobi Equations, Ken
Alton and Ian M. Mitchell, pp.313-348.

A Posteriori Analysis of a Positive Streamwise Invariant
Discretization of a Convection-Diffusion Equation, Christine Bernardi,
Tomas Chacon Rebollo and Marco Restelli, pp.349-374.

An Efficient Correction Method to Obtain a Formally Third-Order
Accurate Flow Solver for Node-Centered Unstructured Grids, Aaron Katz
and Venkateswaran Sankaran, pp.375-393.

Commuting Smoothed Projectors in Weighted Norms with an Application to
Axisymmetric Maxwell Equations, J. Gopalakrishnan and M. Oh,

Richardson Extrapolation of Iterated Discrete Galerkin Method for
Eigenvalue Problem of a Two Dimensional Compact Integral Operator,
Bijaya Laxmi Panigrahi and Gnaneshwar Nelakanti, pp.421-448.

A New Mapped Weighted Essentially Non-oscillatory Scheme, Hui Feng,
Fuxing Hu and Rong Wang, pp.449-473.

Edge Detection by Adaptive Splitting II. The Three-Dimensional Case,
Bernardo Llanas and Sagrario Lantaron, pp.474-503.


From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:38:43 -0500
Subject: Contents, Optimization Methods and Software, 27(2)

Table of Contents
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS),
Volume 27, Number 2 (April, 2012)

Special issue dedicated to Andreas Griewank on the occassion of his
60th birthday Guest-Editors: Bruce Christianson, Uwe Naumann, Jean
Utke and Andrea Walther

J.-B. Caillau, O. Cots and J. Gergaud, Differential continuation for
regular optimal control problems, 177-196

Coralia Cartis, Nicholas I.M. Gould and Philippe L. Toint, Evaluation
complexity of adaptive cubic regularization methods for convex
unconstrained optimization, 197-219

I. Charpentier, On higher-order differentiation in non-linear
mechanics, 221-232

D.A. Fournier, H.J. Skaug, J. Ancheta, J. Ianelli, A. Magnusson,
M. Maunder, A. Nielsen and J. Sibert, AD Model Builder: using
automatic differentiation for statistical inference of highly
parameterized complex nonlinear models, 233-249

R.M. Gower and M.P. Mello, A new framework for the computation of
Hessians, 251-273

Geir Gundersen and Trond Steihaug, Sparsity in higher order methods
for unconstrained optimization, 275-294

David Juedes and Jeffrey Jones, Coloring Jacobians revisited: A new
algorithm for star and acyclic bicoloring, 295-309

Andrew Lyons, Ilya Safro and Jean Utke, Randomized heuristics for
exploiting Jacobian scarcity, 311-322

Marina Menshikova and Shaun A. Forth, Automatic differentiation of
quadrature, 323-335

Viktor Mosenkis and Uwe Naumann, On optimality preserving eliminations
for the minimum edge count and optimal Jacobian accumulation problems
in linearized DAGs, 337-358

Hermann Schichl and Mihaly Csaba Markot, Algorithmic differentiation
techniques for global optimization in the COCONUT environment, 359-372

Andrea Walther, Sree Rama Raju Vetukur, and Lorenz T. Biegler, A
first-order convergence analysis of trust-region methods with inexact
Jacobians and inequality constraints, 373-389

Sebastian F. Walter, Lutz Lehmann and Rene Lamour, On evaluating
higher-order derivatives of the QR decomposition of tall matrices with
full column rank in forward and reverse mode algorithmic
differentiation, 391-403

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

Instructions for Authors and Online sample copy:

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