NA Digest Monday, July 9, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 28

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From: Michael Ferris <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:51:21 -0400
Subject: Charles Broyden Prize for 2011

The Charles Broyden Prize for the best paper published in the journal
Optimization Methods and Software in 2011 is awarded to Didier Henrion
and Jerome Malick for the paper:

‘Projection Methods for conic feasibility problems, applications to
polynomial sum-of- squares decompositions’ published in Volume 26,
No. 1, pp. 23-46.

This article will be freely available until the end of 2012 at:

The paper was unanimously chosen by the prize committee, and in their
opinion represents an excellent contribution to the optimization

Prize Committee: Michael Ferris (Chair), Frederic Bonnans, Masao
Fukushima, Nickolaos Sahinidis, Yinyu Ye


From: Thomas Wick <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:38:58 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: deal.II Workshop, Germany, Aug 2012

After the success of the deal.II workshop in 2010 we decided to hold a
similar workshop, "Discovering new horizons with deal.II," and it will
take place in August 6-10, 2012 at Heidelberg University, Germany. The
intent of this workshop is to discuss applications and tools using
deal.II, as well as future directions of the library itself.

We invite talks, plan discussions and a code jam by users and existing
developers in the following areas:
- use cases and applications of the library
- what users think would be useful directions for the library to go
into, things that are missing, and possibly getting people together
who can help implement those parts
- newer parts of the library (e.g. hp, multithreading, optimization,
etc) and how these could help in your programs.

If you are interested to join us for this workshop, please register
via an informal email to and include:
- your full name
- your address and institution
- if you are interested in giving a talk, please send your request as
well to Bärbel Janssen.

Deadline for registration: July 13, 2012.

For further information please visit the web page of this workshop

Timo Heister (Texas A&M University)
Bärbel Janssen (University of Bern)
Matthias Maier (Heidelberg University)
Thomas Wick (Heidelberg University)


From: Jan-Philipp Weiss <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 13:39:10 -0400
Subject: Facing the Multicore-Challenge III, Germany, Sep 2012

"Facing the Multicore-Challenge III"
Conference for Young Scientists, September 19-21, 2012
University of Applied Sciences (HfT), Stuttgart, Germany


The conference focuses on topics of multicore, manycore and
accelerator technologies and the impact on computational science,
day-to-day work and for large-scale applications. The goal is to
address and discuss current issues including mathematical modeling,
design of parallel algorithms, aspects of microprocessor architecture,
parallel programming languages, numerical simulation, compilers,
hardware-aware computing, heterogeneous platforms, emerging
architectures, tools, performance tuning, and requirements for
large-scale applications.

The conference places emphasis on the support and the advancement of
young scientists in an interdisciplinary environment.

You are cordially invited to submit a paper with unpublished and
original work. Furthermore, ongoing research can be presented in a
short talk (10 mins) or a poster (Deadline: August 17, 2012).

Rainer Keller, David Kramer, and Jan-Philipp Weiss
HfT Stuttgart and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

For further information please have a look at the conference website


From: Michael Ng <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:37:26 -0400
Subject: Imaging Science, Hong Kong, Dec 2012

International Conference on Imaging Science 2012
(in honor of Professor Stanley Osher at his 70th birthday)
December 12-14 2012, Hong Kong

Imaging Science is an explosively growing research field which is
important to many applied discipline for engineering and science. The
conference will bring together about 20 invited applied and
computational mathematicians and computer scientists, who work in the
various areas on imaging science, to discuss some recent results and
challenges in this interdisciplinary sciences.

Professor Stanley Osher has been at the forefront of the progress in
imaging science with ground-breaking contributions on the level set
method, computer vision, TV (total variation) based image restoration
and optimization. In Hong Kong, he has rendered support to various
local universities in various ways over the last decade and he has
collaborated with researchers in Hong Kong for many years. The
conference thus also aims to honor Prof. Osher at his 70th birthday
for his contributions to the field and to Hong Kong. This will be a
forward looking conference covering recent trends and progress in
several important aspects of imaging science. We expect this workshop
will attract young scientists/students as well as senior participants.

INVITED SPEAKERS: Alfred Bruckstein, Michael Elad, Michael
Friedlander, Roland Glowinski, David Xianfeng Gu, Barry Merriman,
Lionel Moisan, Jean-Michel Morel, Mila Nikolova, Lizhong Peng,
Jianliang Qian, Zuowei Shen, Chi Wang Shu, Gabriele Steidl, Gilbert
Strang, Xue-Cheng Tai, Marc Teboulle, Alain Trouve, Zongben Xu,
Hongkai Zhao.



From: "Dekanat" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:26:59 +0200
Subject: Professorship Position, Scientific Comp, Heidelberg Univ

he Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of
Heidelberg University invites applications for a Professorship (W3) in
Scientific Computing with emphasis on applications in the
Humanities. Applicants from Mathematics or Computer Science should
have an eminent research record in the development of methods in
Scientific Computing and their application in the Humanities and
Cultural Sciences. They should have profound experience with
interdisciplinary and application-oriented projects of the analysis,
the interpretation, and the conservation, e. g., of historical images,
cultural relics and artifacts.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree and in
accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2, of the Higher Education Law
of the State of Baden-Württemberg a Habilitation, a successfully
evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualifications.

This professorship is integrated into the Graduate School at the IWR
and has full access to its infrastructure. The professorship belongs
to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, but also a
cooptation in the Faculty of Philosophy is desirable.

Adequate participation is expected in the teaching of undergraduate
and graduate courses in Mathematics and Computer Science but also
courses in the Humanities related to aspects of Scientific
Computing. In general, German is the language of instruction.

The faculty intends to increase the number of women in teaching and
research; women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Handicapped
persons with the same qualifications will be given preference.

Applications (hardcopy and electronic) with curriculum vitae,
description of scientific interests, list of publications (no
reprints), and record of teaching activities should be submitted until

September 28, 2012,

to Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik, Universität
Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 288, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany, and
in electronic form (as ONE PDF file) to

Applications should include an exposé, which describes concepts for
interdisciplinary cooperation and a research plan (not more than 10


From: Vanessa Styles <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:02:43 +0100
Subject: Postdoc Position, Modelling, NA, Sussex Univ

A fully funded 3 year Postdoctoral fellowship in "Modelling, analysis
and simulation of spatial patterning on evolving surfaces" is
available in the Department of Mathematics at the University of

The objective of fellowship is to derive mathematical models,
carry-out theoretical stability analysis and compute numerical
solutions on realistic and geometrically accurate complex evolving
biological surfaces as well as carrying-out applications in
developmental biology and cell motility.

The fellowship provides full support that includes salary and support
for research activities. The starting date for the fellowship is
flexible from the 01 September 2012 until the 01 November 2012.

Prospective candidates should hold a PhD in Numerical Analysis,
Applied Mathematics, Computational Biology and/or other related

All enquiries should be directed to Dr. Anotida Madzvamuse
( and/or Dr. Vanessa Styles

For further information and application details see:


From: cynthia chen <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 20:01:19 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Washington

Postdoc Opportunities at University of Washington, Seattle

Network analysis/data mining/outlier detection: we are looking for an
outstanding postdoc to tackle the following problems:
1. Complex network analysis: develop population/social networks from a
large amount of data; capture critical network properties; analyze
the dynamics of changing networks; and develop scalable methods to
process large networks.
2. Pattern recognition/outlier detection: develop spatially and
behaviorally sensitive methods to identify patterns in time-series
data and detect outliers at different scales. Analyze pattern
evolution in time and space.

Requirement: Ph.D. in an engineering/science field. Prior experience
in addressing similar problems as outlined above is highly
desirable. Candidates must possess solid programming skills (e.g., in
Java, C++ or Python) to handle large datasets as well as solid
training in network analysis, probability and statistics, or pattern
recognition. You are expected to meet with your immediate supervisor
on a weekly basis to report progress and resolve challenges. You are
also expected to write high-quality academic journal papers, thus the
ability to write well is essential.

Position: The appointment is housed in the Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. The initial
appointment for this position is one year and can be extended to the
second year, pending funding availability. Salary compensation is
commensurate with experience. Health benefits are provided per
requirement of the university. Apply: Interested applicants should
send a CV, one or more recently published papers that are most
relevant to the above-described position, and a statement of
research/career interests to: Prof. Cynthia Chen at
All questions should also be directed to Prof. Cynthia Chen.


From: "" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 16:38:39 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, G8-ECS, Inria Bordeaux

A one-year post-doc position is available at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
in the framework of the international G8-ECS project:

Enabling Climate Simulations at Extreme Scale

In that framework, the post-doc will be mainly involved in the
research activity dealing with the design and analysis of parallel
resilient numerical algorithms.

We are looking for candidates at post-doc level with interest,
motivation and background in computational science and high
performance computing. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae,
a list of refereed papers published and submitted, a brief statement
describing his or her research interests.

Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for
three additional references.

The position, which can be starting as early as October, 2012. To
ensure a full consideration, applications must be submitted by
September 1st, 2012. Applications will be accepted thereafter until
the position is filled.

Please send your application by email to


From: M A Walkley <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 14:58:32 +0100 (BST)
Subject: PhD Studentship Positions, Leeds, UK

A limited number of fully-funded Phd studentships are available in the
Scientific Computation research group at Leeds.

The research group has a long-standing reputation for the development,
analysis and implementation of efficient and reliable numerical
algorithms for a wide range of applications in Computational Science
and Engineering.

Specific areas of expertise include:
* Adaptive methods in space and time;
* Multilevel solution algorithms;
* Scalable parallel computing.

Application areas of interest include:
* Phase-field models of crystal growth;
* River and coastal modelling;
* Tumour growth;
* Heart mechanics;
* Non-Newtonian flow of polymers.

We require a minimum of a good IIi honours degree in a relevant
mathematical or engineering subject. Experience of numerical methods
and programming is desirable but not essential.

All applicants will be interviewed before an offer is made. The
fully-funded nature of these studentships is restricted to UK-resident

The deadline for applications is 20th July 2012.

Further information is available on request.

Dr Mark Walkley
School of Computing
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

T: 0113 343 5684


From: Tim Phillips <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 16:42:23 +0100
Subject: PhD Positions, Cardiff Univ, UK

The School of Mathematics at Cardiff University invites applications
for 3.5 year research studentships in any of the following areas:
Analysis and Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical
Physics, Operational Research and Statistics.

The studentships will be based at Cardiff University, in a lively and
vibrant research environment.

Further information for prospective research students and specific
advice regarding the application process for research degrees within
Cardiff School of Mathematics can be found on our Information for
Prospective Postgraduate Research Students page.

General University Information on how to apply and electronic forms
are available from the University's Postgraduate Study section.

Informal enquiries can be addressed by email to
Dr Karl Michael Schmidt
Director of Postgraduate Studies, Email:
Professor Tim Phillips
Director of Research, Email:


From: Jens Brouwer <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 06:08:19 -0400
Subject: PhD Position, Comp Fluid Dynamics, TU Berlin

There is an opening for a PhD position at the Computational Fluid
Dynamics group of the Technische Universität Berlin. The proposed
work deals with stability and bifurcation problems in compressible
media. Potential applicants should have experience with numerical
methods for PDEs and large-scale eigenvalue or stability
problems. Knowledge of Fluid mechanics, matrix-free Krylov Methods for
eigenvalue problems and preconditioning is not required but would
proof beneficial.

Applications containig the keyword "TANDEM" should be sent to

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