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From: Alexandre Madureira <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:33:20 -0400
Subject: Leo Franca, 1959-2012

Leopoldo (Leo) Franca passed away last September 19, after a fatal
heart attack. Leo got his PhD at Stanford under the supervision of Tom
Hughes, in 1987. He then moved back to Brazil, his native country, to
work at the Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC). A
few years latter, in 1993, he went back to the US, held a visiting
position at Purdue University and then joined the Math Department of
the University of Colorado at Denver. Upon returning to Brazil once
again, he held visiting positions at the Universidade Federal do Rio
de Janeiro at COPPE, and also LNCC, before joining IBM last year.

Leo was a highly cited author (having close to 4500 citations,
according to the Web of Science), and during his brilliant career he
had a major impact in the development and analysis of innovative
finite element methods. Leo was a life-fighter having undertaken a
liver transplant in 2004. He was a generous, polite and funny friend
who loved good food and travelling. He is survived by his wife Lucia
and his two daughters Louise and Lais. He will be dearly missed by his
several friends all over the world. Fred Valentin and Alex Madureira.


From: Andrew Knyazev <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:49:26 -0400
Subject: Andrew Knyazev moved to MERL, Cambridge, MA

I have started working for the Mitsubishi Electric Research
Laboratories (MERL). MERL is the North American arm of the Corporate
R&D organization of the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, see MERL is located near MIT campus, at Cambridge,
MA. Here is my MERL web page:
I hope to keep my UC Denver email also functioning for quite some
time, however.

Andrew Knyazev


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:45:53 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations, Ralph E. Kleinman Prize, Due Oct 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Ralph E. Kleinman Prize - due October 15

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to an individual for
outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap
between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level
mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied
problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly
appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

SIAM will award the Kleinman Prize at the SIAM Annual Meeting, to be
held July 8-12, 2013, in San Diego, California. The award will
consist of a certificate and a cash award of $5,000. SIAM will
reimburse reasonable travel expenses for the recipient to attend the
award ceremony.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination, C.V., and letters of
support from two or three experts, should be addressed to the Chair,
Ralph Kleinman Prize Committee, and sent by OCTOBER 15, 2012, to the
e-mail address found in the call for nominations, Inquiries
should be sent to the same address. Complete calls for nominations
for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: "J. M. Littleton" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:42:08 -0400
Subject: Call for Nominations, James H. Wilkinson Prize, Due Oct 15

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - James H. Wilkinson Prize - due October 15

The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific
Computing is awarded every four years for research in, or other
contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during
the six years preceding the award. The purpose of the prize is to
stimulate junior contributors and to help them in their careers.

SIAM will award the Wilkinson Prize at the SIAM Annual Meeting, to be
held July 8-12, 2013, in San Diego, California. The award will consist
of a certificate and a cash award of $1000. The recipient will be
expected to present a lecture. SIAM will reimburse the recipient's
expenses to attend the meeting and deliver the lecture.

Nominations, including a letter of nomination, C.V., and letters of
support from two or three experts, should be addressed to the Chair,
James H. Wilkinson Prize Committee and sent by OCTOBER 15, 2012, to
the e-mail address found in the call for nominations, Inquiries
should be sent to the same address. Complete calls for nominations
for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Lorena Barba <>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:04:41 -0400
Subject: Travel Grants, Tsunamis & Storm Surges, Chile, Jan 2013

Applications are now open to apply for travel funding to attend the
Pan-American Advanced Studies institute "The science of predicting
and understanding tsunamis, storm surges and tidal phenomena"
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
Valparaiso, Chile — January 2–15, 2013

An advanced-studies institute aimed at researchers, faculty or PhD
students working in the field of modeling wave and ocean phenomena.
Travel funding will be provided to 14 participants from the US and 11
participants from Latin America. Self-funded participants are welcome,
but space is limited.

Deadline to apply for travel grants: October 15, 2012.
Funding from NSF Office of International Science and Engineering
Principal Investigator: Lorena A. Barba, Boston University.


From: "Nicole C. Erle" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:26:50 -0400
Subject: Math and Comp Issues in the Geosciences, Italy, Jun 2013

SIAM Conference on the Mathematical and Computational Issues in the
Geosciences (GS13)

Location: Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, Italy
Dates: June 17-20, 2013

The Call for Papers for this conference is now available. Please
visit for more information.

November 19, 2012: Minisymposium proposals
December 20, 2012: Abstracts for contributed/minisymposium speakers

December 6, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMGS13

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Ider Tseveendorj <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 05:40:54 -0400
Subject: Optimization, Simulation and Control, Mongolia, Jul 2013

The 4th International Conference on Optimization, Simulation and
Control (COSC’2013) will take place on July 1-4, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar,
Mongolia. The conference is sponsored by the National University of
Mongolia and co-sponsored by a number of other higher education and
research institutions. The working language of the conference is

The goal of COSC’2013 is to bring together engineers, scientists, and
mathematicians from a variety of related disciplines, who are at the
forefront of their research fields, to exchange ideas and present
original high level unpublished research in the areas of optimization
and optimal control, with particular interests in the following
topics, but not limited to:

Linear, non-linear, combinatorial, parametric, stochastic, multilevel,
multi-objective and global optimization; Calculus of variations,
optimal control, variational inequalities and game theory;
Mathematical economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics,
financial mathematics Interdisciplinary applications of optimization
theory (economics, engineering and general sciences); Biomathematics,
protein folding optimization. Robust, fuzzy optimization Control
Theory Simulation, Stochastic Process, Numerical Analysis Optimization
in Signal and Image Processing Optimization in Communications

The conference includes invited lectures, mini-symposia and peer
reviewed contributed papers.

Further information can be found at


From: Simona Perotto <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:26:38 +0200
Subject: Grid Generation for Numerical Computations, Italy, Jul 2013

We are glad to announce the Fourth Tetrahedron Workshop on Grid
Generation for Numerical Computations which will be held at the Hotel
"Il Chiostro" in Verbania, Italy, on 1-3 July 2013.

Goal of this Workshop is to overview the state of the art as well as
to present the most recent developments about mesh generation and
adaptation, with emphasis on applications to different fields of
interest. Parallel mesh generation, hybrid meshing, polyhedral
meshing are also among the topics of interest. The previous editions
of this Workshop have been hosted by the Weierstrass Institute in
Berlin in 2005, by INRIA Rocquencourt in Paris in 2007, and by the
Swansea University in 2010.

Plenary Lecturers
Thierry Coupez - CEMEF - MINES ParisTech, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Jonathan Shewchuk - University of California, Berkeley, USA
Hang Si - WIAS, Berlin, Germany
Peter Jimack- University of Leeds, UK

Confirmed Keynote Lectures Houman Borouchaki; Siu-Wing Cheng; David
Darmofal; Alain Dervieux; Jose M. Escobar Sanchez; Pascal Frey; Gerard
Gorman; Oubay Hassan; Simona Perotto; Marco Picasso; Jean-Francois
Remacle; Suzanne Shontz; Daniel Sieger

Registration is now open. The deadline is fixed on May 31, 2013.

For more details, please visit the website


From: Thomas Dickopf <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:37:18 -0400
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods, DD22, Switzerland, Sep 2013

The Institute of Computational Science (ICS) of the Università della
Svizzera italiana (USI - University of Lugano) has the pleasure to
host the

22nd International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DD22)

at USI in Lugano, Switzerland, September 16-20, 2013. Registration
information will be provided by the ICS ( soon. You are
cordially invited to participate and contribute.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss recent developments in
various aspects of domain decomposition methods bringing together
mathematicians, computational scientists and engineers. The conference
focuses on numerical analysis, scientific and industrial applications,
software development and high performance computing.

International Scientific Committee: Ralf Kornhuber (FU Berlin; Chair),
Petter Bjørstad (U Bergen), Susanne Brenner (Louisiana State U),
Martin Gander (U Genève), Roland Glowinski (U Houston), Laurence
Halpern (U Paris 13), Ronald Hoppe (U Augsburg), David Keyes (KAUST),
Hyea Hyun Kim (Kyung Hee U), Ulrich Langer (U Linz), Alfio Quarteroni
(EPF Lausanne), Olof Widlund (NYU), Jinchao Xu (Penn State U), Jun Zou
(Chinese U Hong Kong)

Local Organizing/Program Committee: Rolf Krause (USI Lugano; Chair),
Thomas Dickopf (USI Lugano), Martin Gander (U Genève), Ralf Hiptmair
(ETH Zürich), Luca Pavarino (U Milano), Alfio Quarteroni (EPF
Lausanne), Olaf Schenk (USI Lugano)



From: Yanping Ma <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:48:43 -0400
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Loyola Marymount Univ

NOTE: Due to space limitation, please refer to for the complete advertisement.

The Mathematics Department of Loyola Marymount University will have
two tenure- track openings at the assistant professor level for the
academic year 2013-2014. Responsibilities include teaching, advising,
maintaining an active program of scholarship, and engaging in
university service. Applicants are expected to have completed a
Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in mathematics, statistics,
mathematics education, or a related field by Fall 2013. The department
is hiring in the areas of (i) mathematics education, statistics
education, or K-12 teacher preparation, and (ii) computational
mathematics or numerical analysis. The University and the Mathematics
Department have a strong commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity
within the faculty and student body. Applicants who have experience
or interest in this area are asked to highlight it in their

A complete application consists of a letter of interest, curriculum
vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, a description of the
applicant’s current scholarship program, and three letters of
recommendation at least one of which addresses the applicant’s
teaching. We will begin screening applications on December 1,
2012. Applicants who will be attending the 2013 Joint Mathematics
Meetings in January should indicate this in their letter of interest.
Apply online at Please address questions to
Suzanne Larson, Chair at or (310) 338-5111.


From: Rick Matlock <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:36:03 -0400
Subject: Research and Modeling Specialist, Univ of Wyoming

Assist researchers in developing highly parallel codes, in particular
solutions to partial differential equations in a data intensive
environment using finite-elements on an unstructured grid.

Support and guide research team by providing scaling for simulation
codes for particular processing systems used, including codes from
100s to 10,000s of processors.

Act as leader within scope of project and assist with supervising the
work of post-doctoral research associates, graduate, and undergraduate
students working on project-related tasks. Take initiative on
research project; look for ways to improve project, act as mentor for
students and postdocs involved, assist principal investigators in
meeting project milestones and in producing deliverables.

Plan, organize, and develop training materials covering gaps in
researcher knowledge identified through development projects with
researchers. Provide training sessions for research partners and
other collaborators. Assist in delivering advanced supercomputing
instruction to research team members.

Identify suitable technologies, tools and algorithms relevant to the
user activity and encourage adoption so as to improve productivity of
the research community. This will require this person to stay up to
date with trends in modeling and equipment.

Develop case studies and papers demonstrating the results of
development projects with researchers. Prepare and perform
demonstrations for interested groups.

Perform routine system administration tasks and machine maintenance
required for project equipment in collaboration with IT department

Minimum Qualifications - PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, or
Physical Science and two years work experience or an equivalent
combination of work and education in these fields.

Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record that is compliant
with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at:

Desired Qualifications - M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or
Physical Science and four years of work experience OR a PhD in
Computer Science, Engineering, or Physical Science and two years of
work related experience.

Required Materials - Complete on-line application, resume, cover
letter, and contact information for three work-related references.

More information can be found at:

The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital, veteran
or any other legally protected status.

The University of Wyoming is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure
environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve
that goal, we conduct background investigations on prospective


From: Rick Matlock <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:29:29 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming NSF EPSCoR Office invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Associate with the CI-WATER project. The
successful candidate will become part of a multi-disciplinary,
multi-state project aimed at enhancing regional capacity for high
performance computing for water resources planning and management.

We are seeking candidates that possess the following: 1) Ph.D.-level
research experience with high performance computing in the context of
environmental systems modeling on Unix/Linux systems; 2) knowledge of
computer science, with applications for earth sciences and geography;
and, 3) a desire to work within a team setting to develop software to
enhance work flows in environmental systems modeling, input and output
processing and visualization. Review of application materials will
begin September 28th with a projected start date of November 1st. The
term of the position is undetermined at this point.

The University of Wyoming is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure
environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To achieve
that goal, we conduct background investigations on prospective
employees. The University of Wyoming is committed to diversity and
endorses principles of affirmative action. We acknowledge that
diversity enriches and sustains our scholarship and promotes equal
access to our educational mission. We seek and welcome applications
from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Application process and be found at


From: Ivan Lunati <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:04:31 +0200
Subject: Postdoc Position, Flow through Porous Media, Univ of Lausanne

The Institute of Geophysics (CRET) at the University of Lausanne has
an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of complex flow
through porous media. The initial focus of the research is on single-
and multi-phase flow though deformable porous media. The fundamental
research carried out in this project will find its natural application
in modeling of the geomechanical coupling in aquifers and reservoirs,
landslides and avalanches, or sediment transport.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who holds a
doctoral degree in environmental sciences, physics, applied
mathematics, chemical engineering or related fields. We encourage
applications from candidates with an excellent physical understanding
and a strong background in mathematics; experience in dealing with
multiphase/multicomponent systems (e.g., mixtures) and in scientific
computing are an asset.

The application must include: 1) a complete curriculum vitae; 2) a
list of publications; 3) a statement of research interests, including
a brief research proposal for the open position (mandatory); 4) the
names and the addresses of at least three referees; 5) and the copy of
at least two previous scientific works (scientific articles). They
should be sent per email to:

Prof. Ivan Lunati
University of Lausanne
Institute of Geophysics (CRET)

More detail can be found at the following link:


From: Marek Brandner <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:19:41 -0400
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of West Bohemia

A Postdoc position in the project "NEXLIZ" is available at the
University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic.

The successful candidate for the postdoc position at the University of
West Bohemia in Pilsen will participate in the research oriented on:

- Numerical modelling of river flow and inundation. High-resolution
Godunov schemes for nonhomogeneous and nonconservative
problems. Approximate Riemann solvers.
- Numerical modelling of multiphase fluid flow. High-resolution
schemes. Application to reactor thermohydraulics.
- Numerical modelling of transport problems. Numerical methods for
Boltzmann transport equation and its approximations.
- Multigrid methods. Aggressive coarsening techniques, methods for
problems with discontinuous coefficients and methods for anisotropic
- Elasticity problem. Research and development of techniques and
algorithms for static as well as dynamic elasticity problem with
nonlinearity in boundary conditions.

Please consult

for further information, including desired background of candidates,
employment status, and information on how to apply.


From: Axel Voigt <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:12:03 +0200
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, TU Dresden

The Institute of Scientific Computing at TU Dresden offers a PhD
position for four years. The position is embedded into the cluster of
excellence "Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden" (cfAED) and
devoted to highly parallel scientific computations based on FETI-DP.

The successful candidate should have a Master or Diploma degree in
applied mathematics, computer science or computational engineering.
Interests should be preferable in the field of finite element
algorithms and domain decomposition approaches. We are looking for
talented, self-motivated team players with excellent programming
skills in C++ and interest in leading edge simulation problems in
fluid and continuum mechanics.

Details can be found on the cfAED website from 01. Oct
2012 - 19 Oct 2012. For further requests please contact Prof. Dr. Axel
Voigt (E-Mail:


From: Carsten Burstedde <>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:39:25 -0400
Subject: Doctorate Student Position, Num Methods, Germany

Doctorate student position in numerical methods and HPC for PDEs

I would like to announce a doctorate student position in Mathematics
that is available at the Institut f\"ur Numerische Simulation in Bonn,
Germany. The goal is to create adaptive finite element
discretizations and efficient numerical solution methods for matter
transport problems. Such problems are motivated by real physical
systems, and typically require both adaptive mesh refinement and a
distributed-memory parallel implementation. The project has an
interdisciplinary component linking numerical mathematics, parallel
computing, and (geo-)physics applications.

A background in numerical methods and partial differential equations
is generally required, as well as experience in parallel programming
and the ability for algorithmic thinking. It will be important to
make connections between various disciplines, to acquire new knowledge
and numerical problem solving skills, and to learn to work on
collaborative software projects. A successful applicant will have the
opportunity to acquire hands-on experience on multiscale, fully
three-dimensional, time-dependent simulation scenarios. Salary will
conform to 75--100% of a standard German E13 position. Please direct
your curriculum vitae and a short motivation letter in pdf format, as
well as a sample of self-written C or C++ code, to Prof. Dr. Carsten
Burstedde <>.


From: Mammadova Gamar <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 05:40:59 -0400
Subject: Contents, TWMS J of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 3(2)

Turkic World Mathematic Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN 2076-2585

Volume 3, No. 2, 2012

1. A Remark about Energy Decay of a Thermoelasticity Problem,
V.K. Kalantarov , M. Meyvaci

2. Real-Time Linear Quadratic Control Using Digital Signal Processor,
T. Slavov, L. Mollov, P. Petkov

3. Control of Movable Sources in Distributed Systems on the Classes of
Impulsive, Piece-Wise Constant, and Heaviside Functions,
K.R. Aida-zade, Y.R.Ashrafova

4. Assessment of Centered Difference Schemes Accuracy for Dynamic
Problems of Elasticity Theory in Interpolation Space, D. Utebaev

5. Fibonacci Length and Special Automorphisms of Finite (&#8467;,m|n,
k)-Groups, R. Golamie, H. Doostie , K. Ahmadidelir

6. An Iteration Method for Solving Linear Integral Equations of Second
Kind, J. Rashidinia , S. Ghasemi , S.M. Khademiyan

7. Some Generalized Sequence Spaces Defined by Musielak-Orlicz
Function over N-Normed Spaces, K. Raj, S.K. Sharma

8. Transversal Hypersurfaces of Almost Hyperbolic Contact Manifolds
Endowed with Semi Symmetric Nonmetric Connection, Sh. Rahman

9. Solution of Parametric Inverse Problem of Atmospheric Optics by
Monte Carlo Methods, K. Shakenov

10.The Unilateral Quadratic Matrix Equation and Problem of Updating of
Parameters of Model, V.B. Larin

11. Events

12. Anniversaries


From: "F.A. Aliev" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 02:59:19 -0400
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 11(3)

Applied and Computational Mathematics, Vol.11, No.3, 2012
ISSN 1683-3511,


Global Optimization of Mixed-Integer Models with Quadratic and
Signomial Functions: A Review, Ruth Misener and Christodoulos
A. Floudas

The Unilateral Quadratic Matrix Equation and Problem of
Eigensensitivities of Matrices, V.B. Larin

Extremal Solution of the Problem of the Choice of Optimum Modes for
Gas-Lift Process, Aliev F.A., Ismailov N.A.

Convergence of Two-Stage Multisplitting Method with SSOR
Multisplitting for Linear Systems with H-Matrices, Yu-Qin Bai,
Ting-Zhu Huang

A Note on the Residual Lifetimes in a Life-Test under Progressive
Type-II Right Censoring Scheme, Mahdi Tavangar, Ismihan Bayramoglu

Fuzzy Control Solution for Telesurgical Applications, Radu-Emil
Precup, Tamás Haidegger, Stefan Preitl, Zoltán Benyó, Adrian Sebastian
Paul, Levente Kovács

Fuzzy Solid Transshipment Problems and its Fuzzy Optimal Solution,
A. Kaur, A. Kumar

A Comparison Differential Transformation Technique with Adomian
Decomposition Method for Nonlinear Evolution Equations, M.A. Mohamed

Fuzzy-Valued Choquet Integral Based Utility Ranking in the Credit
Scoring Problem, Rashad R. Aliev, Ersin Kuset Bodur

Numerical Solution for Accelerated Flow af a Disk with Partial Slip
Condition, M. Mushtaq, S. Asghar, T. Hayat, K. Hanif

End of NA Digest