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From: Tim Davis <>
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2012 16:12:15 -0400
Subject: Projects and packages that rely on SuiteSparse

I'd like to put together a list of projects and packages that rely on
the various sparse matrix codes I've written or co-authored over the
years (UMFPACK, CHOLMOD, SuiteSparseQR, KLU, CSparse, and the ordering
codes AMD and COLAMD).

If you use those codes, or if you use the codes indirectly via x=A\b,
lu(A), chol(A), or qr(A) in MATLAB when A is sparse, or LinearSolve or
NDsolve in Mathematica when A is sparse, please drop me a line. A
partial list is here: .

The ldl(A) function in MATLAB and x=A\b when A is sparse symmetric
indefinite rely on MA57 by Iain Duff; if you use those functions you
can let me know too and I'll forward that info on to him. Likewise,
[L,U,P]=lu(A) with two or three outputs relies on John Gilbert and
Timothy Peierl's left-looking sparse LU.

Tim Davis
with collaborators:
Patrick Amestoy: AMD
John Gilbert: COLAMD
Esmond Ng: COLAMD
Bill Hager: CHOLMOD
Ekanathan Palamadai Natarajan: KLU
Stefan Larimore: COLAMD
Siva Rajamanickam: CCOLAMD
Yanqing Chen: CAMD
Les Foster: spqr_rank


From: Vasant <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 21:48:57 -0400
Subject: Call for chapters, Soft Computing Intelligent Alg in Engineering

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15, 2012

Soft Computing Intelligent Algorithms in Engineering, Management, and
Technology, A book edited by P. Vasant (PCO Global, Malaysia)

To be published by IGI Global:

The objective of the book is to explore the emerging and current
cutting edge technology in the research fields of soft computing
intelligent algorithms and its original, novel and innovatice modern
time real world applications.

The prospective audience of the book “Soft Computing Intelligent
Algorithms in Engineering, Management, and Technology,” will be
decision makers, managers, engineers, researchers, scientists,
financiers, and economists, as well as industrialists.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-3 page chapter
proposal (MS Word document) on or before August 15, 2012, clearly
explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. Authors
of submitted proposals will be notified by August 31, 2012 about the
status of their proposals. Accepted proposals will receive chapter
guidelines upon notification. Full chapters are expected to be
submitted by September 30, 2012. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (MS Word):
Guest Editor: P. Vasant, Ph.D
E-mail: and


From: Martin Skutella <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 15:33:32 +0200
Subject: ISMP 2012, Mathematical Programming, Germany, Aug 2012


ISMP 2012 will take place in Berlin, Germany, August 19 - 24,
2012. ISMP is the world congress of mathematical optimization held
every three years on behalf of the Mathematical Optimization Society.

June 15, 2012: early registration deadline
August 19, 2012: opening ceremony at Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt
August 22, 2012: conference dinner
August 24, 2012: scientific program ends at 18:00h

Please register on our webpage by choosing the
menu item "Registration & Login" and following the instructions there.

The conference dinner will take place at the Haus der Kulturen der
Welt ("House of the Cultures of the World") located in the Tiergarten
park with a beer garden on the shores of the Spree river and a view on
the German Chancellery.

Speakers: Nikhil Bansal, Richard G. Baraniuk, Dimitris Bertsimas,
Xiaojun Chen, Michael P. Friedlander, Jorge Nocedal, Teemu Pennanen,
Amin Saberi, Claudia Sagastizabal, Katya Scheinberg, Christof Schütte,
Rekha R. Thomas, Robin Thomas, Rakesh V. Vohra, Robert Weismantel

In addition to the scientific program ISMP 2012 will offer an
extensive coverage of the history of optimization (Euler, Leibniz,
Weierstrass, Minkowski, and the inventor of the electronic computer
Konrad Zuse).

Prior to ISMP 2012, on August 17-18, the Symposium on Discrete
Mathematics 2012 will take place at TU Berlin. Speakers: Sylvia Boyd,
Michel X. Goemans, Michael Krivelevich, Angelika Steger and Günter
M. Ziegler.


From: Alison Murfin <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 09:37:49 -0400
Subject: Autumn Academy, High Perf Comp, UK, Sep 2012

Location: University of Cambridge

The Autumn Academy is targeted at people just starting a PhD, though
it is highly suitable for more mature researchers from academia or
industry. The Academy will take attendees through Basic HPC tools,
Programming, Performance Programming, Parallel Architectures, Shared
Variables Parallelism, Message Passing Parallelism and Practical
Parallel Programming.

- Programming Languages (C or Fortan): Parallel courses will be run in
both Fortran and C; students will choose one stream.
- Performance Programming: Designed to teach students to think about
and explore factors that affect the performance of their
code. Relevant factors include compiler, operating system, hardware
architecture, and the interplay between them.
- Parallel Architectures: This module will introduce shared-memory and
distributed-memory HPC architectures and programming models and
algorithms; basic parallel performance measurement and Amdahl's law.
- OpenMP: OpenMP model, initialisation, parallel regions and parallel
loops; shared and private data; loop scheduling and synchronisation.
- MPI: MPI basics, point-to-point, synchronous and asynchronous modes;
non-blocking forms and collective communications; data types.
- Practical Programming: This will review the material from the entire
course, comparing programming approaches and place the course in the
context of computational science as a research discipline.
- Numerical Analysis: Students will learn the fundamentals in
algorithm design such as robustness, convergence, error testing and
computational complexity, and become aware of overflow/underflow.
- Hardware/Software: An overview of how a computer operates at a
hardware level will be presented, with the intention of making it
clearer why certain programming techniques improve performance.


From: AndreasGnnel <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 07:44:39 +0200
Subject: Chemnitz FEM Symposium, Germany, Sep 2012

25th Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium
September 24 - 26, 2012

This year we will celebrate the 60th birthdays of Ulrich Langer and
Arnd Meyer during the Symposium. Their scientific careers are closely
connected with Chemnitz, and the Chemnitz finite element symposium is
closely connected with the name of both. There will be a special
session on Tuesday, September 25, afternoon.

The scientific topics of the FEM symposium are all aspects of finite
elements. This year special emphasis is placed on
* the simulation of plates and shells and
* domain decomposition methods.

Invited Speakers are
* Manfred Bischoff (Universtät Stuttgart) and
* Martin J. Gander (Université de Genéve).

Deadlines, the registration form and further information can be found

Note that contributions can be made not only by giving a talk but also
by presenting a poster.


From: Radek Stompor <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 09:55:52 -0400
Subject: Comp Sci and Stats of CMB Data Analysis, France, Sep 2012

We would like to bring to your attention an interdisciplinary workshop
"Big Bang, Big Data, Big Computers" (Big3) on the computer science and
statistics of contemporary Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) data
analysis, to be held in Paris from Sept 19-21, 2012 in the
AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC) Laboratory at the Paris Rive Gauche
Campus of the Université Paris Diderot.

The main idea of the workshop is to bring together people from
different walks of science relevant, or potentially relevant, to CMB
data analysis. The latter is an extremely active and timely area of
observational cosmology, which over the years has contributed
enormously to our understanding of the Universe, and which constantly
poses novel, exciting challenges in diverse areas of the scientific
research, and for which an interdisciplinary approach will be an
extremely fruitful — if not the only — way forward.

More information about the workshop can be found at:

A REGISTRATION and an ABSTRACT SUBMISSION of the contributed talks is
now open (till July 15, 2012). We invite contributions from all areas
of science of interest. Check the website for more details. There is
no conference fee.

Please contact us at:


From: "" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:15:36 -0400
Subject: MoRePaS II, Germant, Oct 2012

MoRePaS II. Second International Workshop on
Model Reduction for Parametrized Systems
October 2-5, 2012, Guenzburg, Germany

This workshop is the second of this kind after the successful start
with MoRePas I in Muenster, Germany, 2009. We especially encourage
contributions dealing with the following aspects of parametrized model
reduction: Reduced basis methods; Proper orthogonal decomposition;
Approximation theory related to model reduction; Learning theory and
compressed sensing; Stochastic and high-dimensional problems;
System-theoretic methods; (Discrete) empirical interpolation;
Reduction of coupled problems; Optimization and optimal control;
Krylov-subspace and interpolatory methods

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 scientific committee based on
submitted 1-page abstracts.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the
workshop. Abstracts for contributed talks and posters should be
submitted before July 31, 2012. More details can be found at

Invited Speakers (confirmed): Albert Cohen (Université Pierre et Marie
Curie, Paris, France); Jens Lohne Eftang (MIT Cambridge, USA); Charbel
Farhat (Stanford University, USA); Bernard Haasdonk (University of
Stuttgart, Germany); Michael Hinze (University of Hamburg, Germany);
George Karniadakis (Brown University, USA); Timo Tonn (University of
Ulm, Germany); Karen Willcox (MIT Cambridge, USA)



From: Pamela Bye <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:54:55 -0400
Subject: IMA Early Career Mathematicians' Conf, UK, Nov 2012

IMA Early Career Mathematicians' Autumn Conference 2012
Saturday 24 November 2012, University of Greenwich

The IMA Early Career Mathematicians' Autumn Conference 2012 will take
place at the University of Greenwich on a World Heritage Site on the
banks of the River Thames and in the shadow of the Royal Observatory,
home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World.

This conference will bring together mathematicians from all walks of
life, some of whom have little opportunity to meet other
mathematicians, for a day of entertaining and interesting

Talks will not be maths-heavy (it is the weekend, after all!) and the
conference is suitable for anyone with an interest in mathematics.

Following the conference, those who want to will enjoy an informal
post- conference dinner nearby. Please say when registering if you
will join us for this.

Further information: For further information on this conference,
please contact the Conference Office at or +44
(0) 1702 354020 or visit the conference webpage:


From: Linda Reed <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:42:49 -0400
Subject: Tenured Faculty Positions, ORIE, Cornell Univ

Tenured Faculty - Operations Research & Information Engineering

Multiple tenured faculty positions in Operations Research and
Information Engineering are available at Cornell's new CornellNYC Tech
campus in New York City. Faculty hired in these positions will be
tenured professors in the School of Operations Research and
Information Engineering, which will span the Ithaca and New York City
campuses. Subject areas of interest include optimization, applied
probability and statistics. Application areas of interest include
information technology modeling, logistics, and health care
operations. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have demonstrated
ability to conduct outstanding research and education at the level of
tenured faculty in the School of Operations Research and Information
Engineering. Applicants must also have a strong interest in the
technology commercialization and entrepreneurship mission of the
campus. In addition, interest in international programs and/or
pre-college (K-12) education is advantageous. To ensure full
consideration, applications should be received by September 1, 2012,
but we will begin reviewing and interviewing candidates before this
date and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should
submit a curriculum vitae, brief statements of research and teaching
interests, and the names and contact information of at least three
references on-line at

Cornell University is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League
university and New York's land- grant institution, with its main
campus in Ithaca, NY, its medical campus on the Upper East Side of
Manhattan, and its new CornellNYC campus planned for Roosevelt Island
in New York City. The University's staff, faculty, and students
impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative
ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of
teaching, research, and outreach. These faculty positions are based
in New York City at the CornellNYC Tech campus which will be located
in temporary facilities until moving to its permanent home on
Roosevelt Island.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our
heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and


From: Wolf-Juergen Beyn <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 03:00:44 -0400
Subject: Professorship Position (W2), Num Math, Bielefeld Univ

The Department of Mathematics at Bielefeld University
invites applications for a

Professorship in Mathematics (W2),
in particular Numerical Mathematics

with a start date of 1 October 2012.

The successful candidate will
- have a strong track record of research in Numerical Mathematics,
and experience in research collaborations with other mathematical
- contribute to the department's teaching and research strategy as
well as academic self-administration
- play an active part in the department's current and future
collaborative research initivatives, such as the Collaborative
Research Centre 701 (DFG)
- seek interdisciplinary research collaborations with scientists from
other departments, such as Physics, Computer science or the
Institute of Mathematical Economics

Formal requirements for appointments are detailed in paragraph 36 of
the "Hochschulgesetz" of the state of North-Rhine Westfalia.

The department welcomes applications by candidates with disabilities.
The department is keen to increase the proportion of women across its
staff. Given equal qualifications and professional achievement
applications by women will be given preference.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 16 June 2012.

Applications should be addressed to
The Dean, Faculty of Mathematics, Bielefeld University
P.O. Box 100131, D-33501 Bielefeld


Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 04:26:11 -0400
Subject: Senior Research Scientist Position, KAUST UQ Center

The Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and
Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
(KAUST) is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Research

The Senior Research Scientist will perform several tasks,
- Initiate and undertake research activities for the advancement of UQ
and Verification & Validation methods, algorithms and software, as
well as the implementation of UQ and VV capabilities to enable
high-impact applications in Computational Science and Engineering;
- Coordinate multi-disciplinary research activities between diverse
groups involving applied mathematicians, engineers, scientists,
statisticians, and computer scientists;
- Assist the Center leadership in coordinating research activities,
establishing research priorities, and identifying new research
- Assist both internal and external stakeholders in the implementation
and dissemination of methods, tools, and other research results;
- Coordinate exchanges with external collaborators, including visits
to and from external organizations; Appointment Period. One-year
appointment, renewable up to three years upon successful yearly

Salary & Benefits. Salary is highly competitive and benefits include
free housing, medical, dental and life insurance for employees and
their family. No income tax is paid in Saudi Arabia.

About KAUST. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
(KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university,
located on shores of the Red Sea near Thuwal, 80 kilometers (50 miles)
north of Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Application & Inquires. Applications will be reviewed until the
position is filled. Send application as a single PDF file that
includes (a) a detailed academic CV, (b) a research statement, (c) the
contact information of three references, and (d) three scientific
articles to Prof. Raúl Tempone ( and
Prof. Omar Knio (

A more detailed, pdf version of this ad can be downloaded from


From: Gitta Kutyniok <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:30:44 -0400
Subject: 2 Postdoc and PhD Positions, TU Berlin

Two PhD or Post-Doc positions are available in the Research Group on
Applied Functional Analysis (Prof. Gitta Kutyniok) at the Institute of
Mathematics, Technical University Berlin, Germany. These positions are
for 3 years (an extension is intended) with salary 13 TV-L
(Entgeltgruppe Berliner Hochschulen).

Reference number: WM-324 (closing date for applications 21.06.2012)

Working field: Cooperation in research and teaching; e. g.; teaching
of recitation sessions in German and organizations for seminars, in
particular in the area of analysis (for instance, functional analysis,
Fourier analysis, or analytic methods in signal- and image processing)

Requirements: a master or diploma degree in mathematics with
outstanding grades or a doctoral degree; fundamental knowledge in the
area of applied analysis and good programming skills; if the applicant
is a post-doc additional knowledge in applied harmonic analysis or
compressed sensing is desirable.

Please send your written application with the reference number and the
usual documents to the Praesident der Technischen Universitaet Berlin,
Fakultaet II, Institut fuer Mathematik, Frau Grentzer, Sekr. BEL 1,
Marchstrasse 6, 10587 Berlin.

To ensure equal opportunity between men and women, applications from
women with the respective qualifications are explicitly
desired. Possibility for part-time employment. Handicapped applicants
with equal qualifications are preferred.

Please send only copies and not originals of documents, as they will
not be returned by mail.

The vacancy is also available in the internet at

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