NA Digest Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Volume 12 : Issue 46

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Sandia National Labs

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From: John Reid <>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 11:27:47 +0000
Subject: Generating and checking units of measure in Fortran

In NA Digest, October 23, Van Snyder appealed for support for the
addition to Fortran of features for checking units of measure. Dan
Nagle (Chairman of the US Fortran Committee) and I (Convener of the
ISO/IEC Fortran Committee) would like to explain the difficulties over
doing this at this time.

There are two costs involved in adding a feature to the Fortran
Standard. First, there is the cost in effort by the committees - as
the language gets bigger in response to requests, so it becomes more
difficult to find all the interactions between the features and avoid
ambiguities. Second, and more important, is the cost to compiler
vendors in implementation. Parameterized derived types (PDTs) are one
of the last features to be implemented by most compilers, due to the
cost of doing so. Compiler suppliers have estimated that units are
likely to be more expensive than PDTs to implement.

Fortran 2003 and Fortran 2008 have added many costly-to-implement
features to Fortran. Compilers are struggling to implement them all
-- those for which there is great demand and those for which the
demand is more modest. This impedes portability, as many developers
will use only the common subset. The International Fortran committee
has decided to allow only very modest new features into the next
revision of the Fortran standard; changes will be limited to the
removal of simple deficiencies in, and discrepancies between, existing
facilities. This is, at least in the main part, to allow compiler
suppliers time to implement all of Fortran 2008. Many compilers have
not yet completed their implementation of Fortran 2003. The value of
further major new features at this time, is unclear, to say the least.

The standards committees are already committed to creating two
Technical Specifications. These are mini standards for features that
are deemed to be too important to wait for the next revision of the
standard. The committees promise to add their features, apart from any
glitches found through use. The first extends Interoperability with C,
and is about to be published. Work has started in earnest on the
second, which extends Coarrays. There is support for doing this, even
if it will consume the committees' resources to define the features,
and the compiler suppliers' resources to implement them. Following
publication the compiler suppliers must implement the features
described by the TSs before applications programmers will see the
benefits. Note that the facilities described are not available by
using features of the current standard.


From: Joseph Traub <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:10:33 -0500
Subject: Young Researcher Award 2012 Announcement


Pawel Przybylowicz, Department of Applied Mathematics, AGH University
of Science and Technology, Poland,is the winner of this annual award.

The award is given for significant contributions to information-based
complexity by a young researcher who has not reached their 35th
birthday by September 30th the year of the award.

The award consists of $1000 and a plaque. The plaque will be presented
at a suitable location.


From: Mike Heroux <>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:32:00 -0500
Subject: Trilinos Version 11.0 Released

Trilinos 11.0 is available for download.
Below is a summary of the release.

Trilinos 11.0 includes three new packages, ShyLU, Xpetra, and Zoltan2,
and enhancements to many existing packages.

Overview: The Trilinos Project is an effort to develop algorithms and
enabling technologies within an open source object-oriented software
framework for the solution of large-scale, complex multi-physics
engineering and scientific problems.

The Trilinos 11.0 general release contains 54 packages: Amesos,
Amesos2, Anasazi, AztecOO, Belos, CTrilinos, Didasko, Epetra,
EpetraExt, FEI, ForTrilinos, Galeri, GlobiPack, Ifpack, Ifpack2,
Intrepid, Isorropia, Kokkos, Komplex, LOCA, Mesquite, ML, Moertel,
MOOCHO, NOX, Optika, OptiPack, Pamgen, Phalanx, Piro, Pliris,
PyTrilinos, RTOp, Rythmos, Sacado, SEACAS, Shards, ShyLU, STK,
Stokhos, Stratimikos, Sundance, Teko, Teuchos, ThreadPool, Thyra,
Tpetra, TriKota, TrilinosCouplings, Trios, Triutils, Xpetra, Zoltan,

As part of managed backward compatibility from Trilinos 10.12 to 11.0,
several deprecated classes, functions, macros, and files have been
removed from the Trilinos 11.0 sources.

Trilinos 11.0 download:
Release notes:
Trilinos website:

On behalf of the Trilinos development team,
Mike Heroux, Jim Willenbring, Brent Perschbacher


From: "William E. Schiesser" <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:45:56 -0500
Subject: PDE routines in R

PDE routines in R

Three modest routines in R for a parabolic, hyperbolic and elliptic
PDE are available on request. Briefly, R is a quality, open source
scientific programming system that can be easily downloaded from the
Internet. The R routines are translations of the Matlab routines in,
Part 4. The documentation for these routines is in the PDE article.

Requests for the R routines and questions can be directed to


From: Thiab Taha <>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:59:53 -0500
Subject: Nonlinear Evolution Eq and Wave Phenom, USA, Mar 2013

the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, March 25- 28, 2013.

The conference will focus on computational and theoretical aspects of
nonlinear wave phenomena. Interdisciplinary aspects of the subject
will be emphasized, as well as interaction between computation, theory
and applications.

The conference is sponsored by NSF, UGA and IMACS.

Honorary Chair: R. Vichnevetsky (USA),(Honorary President of IMACS),
T. Taha(USA)(General Chair and Conference Coordinator),
R. Beauwens(President of IMACS, Belgium),(Co-Chair),
G. Biondini(USA),(Co-Chair),
J. Bona(USA),(Co-Chair).

Keynote Speakers: Nicholas M. Ercolani(University of Arizona, USA),
Beatrice Pelloni(University of Reading, UK), Harry Yeh(Oregon State
University, USA).

Tutorials:1.Gennady El, "Whitham equations and dispersive shock waves"
and 2. Alex Townsend, "CHEBFUN:Numerical Algorithms"

For the latest information and AWARDS for students:

Contact: Professor Thiab Taha
Tel: 706 542 3477


From: Brahim Amaziane <>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:42:29 +0100
Subject: Approx Meth/Modeling in Env/Natural Resources, Spain, Apr 2013

5th International Conference on Approximation Methods and Numerical
Modeling in Environment and Natural Resources (MAMERN11)

April 22-25, 2013, Granda, Spain

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 7th, 2013

Topics: Approximation and modeling applied to environment sciences and
natural resources; New applications and developments in approximation
methods; Mathematics and computation in geosciences; Modeling of
ecosystems; Oceanographic and coastal engineering; Numerical modeling
of flow and transport in porous media; Mathematical analysis of models
in porous media; Multi-Scale Modeling of Flow and Transport in Porous
Media; Statistical modeling in geosciences. Uncertainty
quantification; Stochastic partial differential equations

Selected papers from MAMERNV-2013 will be published, after a
refereeing process, as a Special Issue of the Journal MATHEMATICS AND

MAMERN11 Saidia, Morocco:
MAMERN09, Pau, France:
MAMERN07, Granada, Spain:
MAMERN05, Oujda, Morocco:


From: Andre Weideman <>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 02:33:33 -0500
Subject: Numerical and Applied Mathematics, South Africa, Apr 2013

The 37th South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics
(SANUM 2013) will be held at the University of Stellenbosch, South
Africa, on 3, 4 and 5 April 2013. Confirmed speakers at the time of
writing include Mark Ablowitz (Boulder), Susanne Brenner (Baton
Rouge), Bengt Fornberg (Boulder), and Jan Nordström (Linköping). A
special session at SANUM2013 will be devoted to the 60th birthday
celebrations of our colleague, Ben Herbst, and all his friends and
collaborators are invited to indicate interest by sending an E-mail to
Andre' Weideman (weideman at More details are available on
the conference web page:


From: Will Thacker <>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:44:17 -0500
Subject: High Performance Computing, USA, Apr 2013

Call For Papers, HPC Symposium,

The 21st High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2013), devoted to
the impact of high performance computing and communications on
computer simulations. Advances in multicore and many-core
architectures, networking, high end computers, large data stores, and
middleware capabilities are ushering in a new era of high performance
parallel and distributed simulations. Along with these new
capabilities come new challenges in computing and system modeling.
The goal of HPC 2013 is to encourage innovation in high performance
computing and communication technologies and to promote synergistic
advances in modeling methodologies and simulation. It will promote the
exchange of ideas and information between universities, industry, and
national laboratories about new developments in system modeling, high
performance computing and communication, and scientific computing and

Topics of interest include:
- High performance/large scale application case studies
- GPU for general purpose computations (GPGPU)
- Multicore and many-core computing
- Power aware computing
- Cloud, distributed, and grid computing
- Asynchronous numerical methods and programming
- Hybrid system modeling and simulation
- Large scale visualization and data management
- tools and environments for coupling parallel codes
- Parallel algorithms and architectures
- High performance software tools
- Resilience at the simulation level
- Component technologies for high performance computing


From: "" <>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:32:39 +0100
Subject: Numerical Computations, Italy, Jun 2013

Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms
International conference and Summer School
June 17 - 23, 2013
Eurolido Hotel, Falerna (CZ)
Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy

The goal of the Conference is to create a multidisciplinary round
table for an open discussion on numerical modeling nature by using
traditional and emerging computational paradigms. The Conference will
discuss all aspects of numerical computations and modeling from
foundations and philosophy to advanced numerical techniques. New
technological challenges and fundamental ideas from theoretical
computer science, linguistic, logic, set theory, and philosophy will
meet requirements and new fresh applications from physics, chemistry,
biology, and economy.

Researchers from both theoretical and applied sciences are very
welcome to submit their papers and to use this excellent possibility
to exchange ideas with leading scientists from different research
fields. Papers discussing new computational paradigms, relations with
foundations of mathematics, and their impact on natural sciences are
particularly solicited. A special attention will be also dedicated to
numerical optimization and different issues related to theory and
practice of the usage of infinities and infinitesimals in numerical

Together with regular presentations at the conference there will be
the Summer School offering tutorials and discussion sections covering
the topics of the Conference. To participate at the Summer School it
is not required to submit a paper to the Conference. English is the
working language both at the Conference and the Summer School.


From: Gianluigi Rozza <>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:12:34 -0500
Subject: Modelling of Physiological Flows, Italy, Jun 2013

The Fifth Symposium on "Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of
Physiological Flows" will be held in Chia Laguna, Cagliari (Sardinia)
Italy on June 11-14, 2013.

The focus of this fifth symposium will be on circulatory system
(imaging, modelling, algorithms, applications), cardiac mechanics,
fluid-wall interactions, electrical physiology, associated inverse
problems and uncertainty quantification, and system integration. The
wonderful location of Chia will ensure a stimulating environment for
scientific collaboration.

The Conference will feature Plenary Invited Lectures as well as
Contributed Talks. Conference proceedings will be published after
peer-review in the Springer series MS&A.

Invited Speakers: N. Ayache (FRA), A. Frangi (GBR/(SPA), G. Holzapfel
(AUT/(SWE), P. Hunter (NZL), G. Karniadakis (USA), E. Kuhl (SUI/USA),
K.A. Mardal (NOR), S. Panfilov (BEL), L. Pavarino (ITA), N. Smith
(GBR), N.A. Trayanova (USA), F.N. van de Vosse (NED), W. Wall (GER)

The conference is supported by the MathCard EU Project

More info and accepted abstracts at

Abstract submission: January 15, 2013
Accomodation deadline: February 28, 2013
Early registration deadline: April 30, 2013


From: Robert van de Geijn <>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:13:18 -0600
Subject: Automatic Performance Tuning, Spain, Jun 2013

The 8th International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning
One day in the time frame of June 5 - June 7, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain
In conjunction with ICCS 2013:

Submissions due: Friday, December 28, 2012 (anywhere on Earth)
Notification: Friday, February 15, 2013
Camera-ready: Friday, March 1


The goal of the Eighth International Workshop on Automatic Performance
Tuning (*iWAPT 2013*) is to bring together researchers who are
investigating automated techniques for constructing and/or adapting
algorithms and software for high performance on modern complex
computer architectures.

Topic areas (list is not exhaustive): 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

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper. PostScript and source versions of your
paper must be submitted electronically through the paper submission
system (


From: Luis Nunes Vicente <>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:53:32 -0500
Subject: ICCOPT 2013, Portugal, Jul/Aug 2013

ICCOPT 2013, The Fourth International Conference on Continuous
Optimization of the Mathematical Optimization Society will take place
in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 27 to August 1, 2013, and includes a
Conference (July 29 - August 1) and a Summer School (July 27-28).

The Conference plenary speakers are: Paul I. Barton, Michael
C. Ferris, Yurii Nesterov, Yinyu Ye.

The Conference semi-plenary speakers are: Amir Beck, Regina Burachik,
Sam Burer, Coralia Cartis, Michel De Lara, Victor DeMiguel, Michael
Hintermüller, Ya-xiang Yuan.

In addition, several clusters or streams of organized sessions are
being prepared (topics and co-chairs available from the website).

The deadline for submitting an abstract is April 15.

The Summer School (July 27-28) is directed to graduate students and
young researchers, and includes two courses: (i) PDE-Constrained
Optimization, by M. Ulbrich and C. Meyer; (ii) Sparse Optimization and
Applications to Information Processing, by M. A. T. Figueiredo and
S. J. Wright. The deadline for applications is May 15.

There will be a paper competition for young researchers in Continuous
Optimization (deadline April 1; information available from the

The website is


From: "Barrows, Lauren" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 18:28:00 -0500
Subject: Deputy Director Position, ICERM

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in
Mathematics (ICERM) invites applications for the position of Deputy
Director for a term of two to three years, beginning July 1,
2013. ICERM is located in Providence, RI and was established in 2010
through a National Science Foundation grant to Brown University.

ICERM is managed by a Director and two Deputy Directors, and assisted
by several Associate Directors who are charged with special projects
or responsibilities.

The Deputy Director at ICERM holds a half-time administrative
appointment and is expected to be in residence at the institute for
half the year while on leave from their home institution.

A Deputy Director should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related
field, and is expected to make material contributions to scientific
discussions of programmatic activities and events. First
consideration will be given to applicants with a research background
in an applied or computational field of mathematics and a broad
perspective of research activities. A courtesy visiting faculty
appointment in the appropriate department at Brown will be provided.

Each Deputy Director has broad areas of responsibility:

A. Oversee the details of one of the two annual semester programs at
ICERM, including the development of program proposals, coordinating
the preparation of the program, and working with organizers during
the program.

B. Oversee some of the additional institute activities: topical
workshops, summer undergraduate research program (Summer@ICERM),
postdoctoral IdeaLab, and special events.

C. Assist in the solicitation and development of programs and

D. Assist with grant proposals to support existing and new programs
and initiatives.

The Deputy Director works closely with the Director and staff and
reports directly to the Institute Director.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to
director@icerm.brown.eduand arrange for two reference letters to be
sent to Review of applications will begin
immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


From: Howard Elman <>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 14:07:51 -0500
Subject: Faculty Positions, Computer Science, Univ of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland,
College Park, MD, USA has several openings for faculty positions
effective July 1, 2013 or earlier. The openings are at the
tenure-track Assistant Professor level or "junior-level" tenured
Associate Professor. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer
science are encouraged to apply. There are multiple positions in all
areas of computer science as well as targeted positions in
computational biology and cybersecurity. Applicants will be considered
for joint appointments between the Department and the Institute for
Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), and its appropriate centers such
as the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the
Maryland Cybersecurity Center.

Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are
especially welcome.

Please apply online at and Candidates must apply to both websites to receive
consideration. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete
applications by December 15, 2012 for full consideration. Questions
can be directed to the faculty recruitment committee at:

for more information. The University of Maryland, College Park,
actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and
will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of
race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental
disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status,
genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women
are encouraged to apply.


From: Dugald B Duncan <>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:38:53 +0000
Subject: Faculty Position, Heriot-Watt Univ, Edinburgh, UK

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh,
invites applications for the above open-ended faculty position. The
Department is a member of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical
Sciences and candidates should have a strong research track record in
any branch of mathematics (including numerical analysis and
computational mathematics) that will contribute to the dynamic
research environment within the Maxwell Institute. Candidates should
also be able to engage in the Heriot-Watt undergraduate and
postgraduate mathematics teaching programmes.

Closing date: 7 December 2012.

More details at


From: Lothar Reichel <>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:31:47 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position, Statistics, Kent State Univ

Kent State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences
currently has interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in
statistics. The department considers strengthening and creating new
programs in Statistics among its highest priorities.

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position
in Statistics. The appointment is to begin August 18, 2013. The salary
and other conditions of employment are competitive. Exceptional
candidates may be considered at the associate or full professor
level. All candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Statistics, or
equivalent, or to expect to have received such degree by August 2013.

The duties will include conducting research in Statistics, sharing
responsibilities in improving and enriching the existing statistics
curriculum and developing new undergraduate and graduate programs in
Statistics, Biostatistics, Computational Statistics and other related
areas, and teaching courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The candidates are also expected to support the established research
strength of the department as well as to contribute to the
interdisciplinary outreach of the department through joint projects
and other kinds of collaboration. The university encourages the intra-
and interdepartmental collaboration and various internal funding
opportunities are available for seed projects.

Kent State University is a spacious, residential campus serving more
than 42,000 students. It is situated in a small university town within
30 miles of the major metropolitan area of Cleveland, Ohio. The
Department of Mathematical Sciences is in the College of Arts and
Sciences and offers courses and programs through the doctoral level in
applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. For further
information about the department, please visit the web site

To apply for this position, candidates must first visit the Kent State
jobsite at and complete an Academic Data
Form. All other documents should be submitted electronically through If electronic submission is not feasible, submission can
be mailed to:

Statistics Search Committee
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001

The full application should consist of an AMS coversheet (available
through the American Mathematical Society at
), a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research
statement, and at least three letters of reference.

Questions regarding this position may be sent to Screening of applicants will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action


From: Sachin Shanbhag <>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:22:46 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position, Materials and Energy, Florida State Univ

The President and the Provost of the Florida State University are
pleased to announce a major interdisciplinary initiative in the area
of Energy and Materials with an initial focus on materials for energy
production, conversion, storage and utilization. To launch this
strategic effort as many as eight tenure-track/tenured faculty
positions will be filled. This faculty search is open with respect to
rank and academic department.

Applicants are asked to provide in .pdf format a letter of
application, a full curriculum vitae, the names and contact
information of three professional references and a two page narrative
describing their research interests that should include a clear
statement as to how the candidate would complement this inter-college
effort at Florida State University. Full applications must be sent
electronically to Nominations should be sent
to the same address.

Additional information about the materials programs at FSU and this
faculty search can be obtained at .


Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 16:04:14 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Professorship Position, NA, UDE, Essen, Germany

A new position (Professorship in Numerical Analysis) is opening at the
University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Some basic german knowledge
is required (teaching is usually done in German).

Please find all relevant information in the link below.


From: "Elliott, Charles" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:52:46 +0000
Subject: Professorship Positions, Warwick

We are advertising a number of assistant and associate professorship
positions here in Warwick. There will also be a number of fixed term
(3 year) Warwick Zeeman Lectureships at the assistant professor level.

They are advertised across Applied and Pure Mathematics.

We welcome applications across applied mathematics but of particular
interest will be applications in the areas of

mathematical modelling and industrial applied mathematics,
numerical analysis,
and partial differential equations.

The closing date is 7 December 2012 and interviews will take place in


From: Kees Vuik <>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:05:48 -0500
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Numerical Math, TU Delft

Job description

The Numerical Analysis group is looking for an ambitious and
enthusiastic, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor. Depending
on the candidate's qualities, an appointment at the level of Associate
Professor can be considered. The candidate will be responsible for
both education and research, will have several management duties and
will participate in acquiring externally funded projects.


Applicants should hold a PhD degree in applied mathematics or a
related discipline, and must have some working experience as a
post-doctoral researcher. Candidates should also have a solid track
record of scientific research, as evident from publications in
refereed, international journals. Candidates must be inspiring
teachers and have good communication skills and interdisciplinary
interests. Delft University of Technology is a bilingual organisation;
a good command of English (written and spoken) is essential. The
candidate should also speak Dutch or be willing to learn it.

More details:


From: Gavin Pringle <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:37:52 -0500
Subject: Applications Developer Position, EPCC, UK

EPCC is looking to recruit two candidates to the post of Applications
Developer. Founded at the University of Edinburgh in 1990, EPCC is a
leading European centre of expertise in advanced research, technology
transfer and the provision of supercomputer services.

Applications Developers work on a diverse range of projects, from
helping to run the UK national High Performance Computing services, to
industrial technology transfer for local and European clients and
software development. Duties will include programming and software
engineering and this work often involves collaboration between
academia and industry.

More information can be found in the attached pdf document along with
the official job specification at
and you can also use this website to apply for the position.

Job Closing date: 22-Nov-2012
Edinburgh Vacancy ref: 005569
Contact person: Tracy Brown
Contact number: 0131 650 5817
Contact email:


From: Clayton Webster <>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:50:41 -0500
Subject: Staff/Postdoc Positions, UQ, Oak Ridge National Lab

The Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSMD) at Oak Ridge
National Lab is seeking talented applied mathematicians and
computational scientists to aide in the development of scalable
algorithms for uncertainty quantification (UQ). Important to this
position is also the design and implementation of such methods on
large-scale platforms with application to core areas of CSMD,
including, climate modeling, nuclear fuel design and reactor physics,
design of materials and turbulence and combustion. However, the
mathematical analysis of the resulting algorithms is fundamental to
these positions.

These positions require collaboration within a multi-disciplinary
research environment consisting of mathematicians, computational
scientists, computer scientists, experimentalists, and
engineers/physicists conducting basic and applied research in support
of the Laboratory’s missions. Specific responsibilities include
participating in the development and design of multi-scale, multi-
physics algorithms for several application areas, design and
implementation of scalable numerical methods for UQ, collaboration
with experts from various scientific disciplines on UQ and
applications, and following team planning, goals and quality

We offer a highly competitive compensation package at both the Staff
and Postdoc level.

Minimum requirements:
- Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or Computational Science (Post-doc's)
and 2-5 years of relevant experience (Staff position's)
- Candidates must have a proven record of research accomplishments in
numerical and functional analysis, probability theory and partial
differential equations.
- Expertise in more than one area of particular relevance to
simulations of interest
- Experience in the development of large-scale numerical algorithms
and simulation codes
- Experience with C++, generic programming, object-oriented analysis,
and scripting languages.

To apply, please visit

For more information please contact Clayton Webster at


From: Ake Brannstrom <>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:25:39 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Comp Ecology, Umea Univ, Sweden

For a research project that aims to understand reverse speciation we
are now searching for a postdoctoral fellow. The project is an
interdisciplinary collaboration in computational science between
Jorgen Ripa, Evolutionary Ecology, Lund University, Richard Svanback,
Ecology and Genetics/Limnology, Uppsala University, and Ake
Brannstrom, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics,
Umea University. The position is funded by eSSENCE – The e-Science
Collaboration, see

You will theoretically investigate the conditions under which
evolution can create one species out of two, how long time this
process requires, and how it could be identified empirically. An
important part of your work will be to simulate and analyse
individual-based ecological models using high-performance computers.
You are expected to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary
collaboration and, based on the most salient findings, participate in
the writing of scientific articles.

The appointment is full-time for 24 months at the Department of
Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The appointed person is
expected to work on-site at Umea University’s interdisciplinary
research environment IceLab ( and to
participate actively in the daily activities at the research
environment. A moderate amount of travelling, in particular to Lund
and Uppsala, will be part of the position. The appointment will start
at February 1, 2013, or as agreed upon with the applicant.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see
Review of applications will begin December 10, 2012.


From: Carolin Gietz <>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 05:27:35 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position (Salary Scale 13TV-L ), Univ of Muenster

The Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the
University of Muenster (Germany) invites applications for a

Post Doc Position
(Salary scale 13 TV-L)

to be filled for a period of three years. The working week is
currently 39 hours 50 minutes.

The position involves the research assistant in the project "EXA DUNE:
Flexible PDE solver, Numerical Methods amd Applications" within the
DFG priority program "Software for Exascale Computing"

This position requires a university degree and a qualified PhD in
mathematics. By this point, no teaching duties associated.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to
suitably qualified female candidates with all other considerations
being equal. Preference will be given to severely disabled applicants
with equivalent qualifications.

Inquiries and applications until 30.11.2012 to:
JProf. Dr. Christian Engwer
Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
Einsteinstr. 62
48149 Münster


From: "Claudia D'Ambrosio" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 15:27:13 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, LIX, Ecole Polytechnique

Postdoctoral fellowship on the topic "Optimality for Tough
Combinatorial Hydro Valley Problems" CALL RENEWAL due to some
bureaucracy delays

A postdoctoral position for 12 months, financed by the Fondation
mathematique Jacques Hadamard through the Gaspard Monge Program for
Optimization and Operation Research (see, ) will open at LIX, the
Laboratory for Computer Science at the Ecole Polytechnique (France),
from January 2013 (the position will be open until it is filled). The
project will also involve some researchers from EDF R&D.

In Energy Management, the Unit commitment problem aims at computing
the optimal production schedule for a hydro-thermal energy mix. This
schedule is then executed to meet customer demand in real time the
next day. As such, feasibility of the schedule is a key
requirement. In order to solve the unit-commitment problem efficiently
in finite time, decomposition methods based on Lagrangian relaxation
are employed. These methods then require that various smaller
sub-problems are resolved quickly. One such a sub-problem is
optimization of a hydro valley (on a price signal). When continuous,
such a problem is easily solved to optimality by any current LP
solver. However, the introduction of combinatorial elements as a
result of the quest for feasible schedules, leads to far tougher hydro
valley problems. This is especially true for some of the larger
French Hydro valleys. Indeed, solving some of these up to several % of
optimality might already require several minutes. Multiplying this
with the number of iterations of the global decomposition schedule,
one ends up with too much computation time for the optimization
software to be of operational use. It therefore becomes apparent that
efficient reformulations, or further decomposition should be looked
into. This is exactly the objective of the current post-doc program.

For more details on the project and updates on the position, please
refer to the project web site:

The project involves people from the academia and from EDF:
- Wim van Ackooij, OSIRIS, EDF Research and Development (France)
- Claudia D'Ambrosio, CNRS-LIX, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
- Grace Doukopoulos, OSIRIS, EDF Research and Development (France) -
Antonio Frangioni, DI, University of Pisa (Italy)
- Claudio Gentile, IASI, CNR (Italy)
- Frederic Roupin, LIPN, Paris 13 (France)
- Tomas Simovic, OSIRIS, EDF Research and Development (France)

The candidate should preferably have: a PhD in Operations Research,
Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering with experience in
mathematical programming, and large-scale mixed integer linear
problems; experience in using and implementing through the most common
OR tools (mathematical programming languages (AMPL/OPL), commercial
and open-source optimization solvers, C/C++ language).

The postdoctoral fellow will work at LIX, Ecole Polytechnique
( within the SYSMO team
( and will interact and
collaborate with all the people involved within the project.

The precise salary is difficult to evaluate. We know the gross salary,
but this also pays for benefits, taxes on the employer's side, taxes
on the employee's side, and revenue tax, which depends on the
individual situation. Experience tells us that the worst case for the
net salary, after all tax, is in the range 1800-2200EUR/month. The
contract comes with funds for buying PCs and for travels.

Please contact Claudia D'Ambrosio ( for
questions and to apply for the position.

The required documents (in pdf format) are:
- Detailed CV including a complete list of publications.
- PhD thesis.
- Motivation letter.
- 3 Recommendation letters


From: Amy Harding <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:48:23 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Uncertainty Quantification, UT Austin

A number of postdoc positions involving

(1) uncertainty quantification and stochastic algorithms
(2) numerical optimization (constrained, integer programming)
(3) numerical analysis (FEM, Newton's method, preconditioners)
(4) software engineering (C++, FORTRAN, object oriented design version
control, Linux)
(5) high performance computing (MPI)
(6) multiphysics modeling (various physical models, e.g. for fluids,
chemical reactions, turbulence)

are available at the Center for Predictive Engineering and
Computational Sciences (PECOS) at The Institute for Computational
Engineering and Sciences (ICES), at The University of Texas at
Austin. ICES ( is a unique environment for truly
interdisciplinary research.

There is opportunity for theoretical work, but the emphasis is on
practical research, using (and improving) mathematical algorithms,
parallel computing and complex software libraries to tackle very
challenging scientific and engineering problems, many of them in
collaboration with US National Laboratories and other academic
institutes, under the sponsorship of various US agencies, including
the DOE, NSF, and AFOSR.

We are looking for candidates who have a strong mathematical
background [any combination of (1), (2), and (3), but preferably (1)],
demonstrated expertise in (4), and at least some familiarity with
(5). A background in (6) is desirable, but not mandatory. We are also
looking for candidates who are self-driven; have good writing skills;
communicate well; know how to break down complex problems into smaller
ones; and who enjoy interacting with multidisciplinary teams of
mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists.

Some positions are available immediately, while others will become
available throughout the coming year. Please email your application,
including a CV, to


From: Clemens Verhoosel <>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 02:58:59 -0500
Subject: PhD Position, Eindhoven Univ of Technology

The Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) department of
Mechanical Engineering, seeks a qualified applicant for the position
of a PhD candidate in the field of Computational Mathematics &
Mechanics for the project:

"Phase-field modeling of hydraulic fracturing using isogeometric

The PhD position is available in the Multiscale Engineering Fluid
Dynamics group lead by E.H. van Brummelen. This group is
part of the department of Mechanical Engineering as well as the Centre
for Analysis, Scientific computing and Applications (CASA) in the
department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

The PhD project focuses on the development of a reliable and versatile
numerical tool for the simulation of hydraulic fracturing. In
hydraulic fracturing the narrow shale layers deep below the earth
surface are perforated to retrieve natural gas. The fractures are
characterized by a complex geometry and topology . Recent advancements
in computational fracture mechanics have indicated that phase-field
models can be used to mimic such fractures. The goal of this project
is to develop a phase-field model to describe the hydraulic fracturing
process. The development of a numerical strategy to robustly solve
this model is an important goal in the project.

The position is funded for four years. Candidates must have an MSc
degree in engineering, applied mathematics, computational science,
physics or equivalent, and have a strong interest in applied sciences.

Application details can be found at:


From: Carolin Gietz <>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 05:28:57 -0500
Subject: PhD Position/Research Asst 75% TV-L 13, Univ of Muenster

The Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the
University of Muenster (Germany) invites applications for a

PhD position / Research Assistant available now
(75 % TV-L 13)

to be filled for a period of three years. The working week is
currently 39 hours 50 minutes.

The position involves the research assistant in the project "EXA DUNE:
Flexible PDE solver, Numerical Methods amd Applications" within the
DFG priority program "Software for Exascale Computing"

This position requires an university degree in mathematics.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to
suitably qualified female candidates with all other considerations
being equal. Preference will be given to severely disabled applicants
with equivalent qualifications.

Information and applications until 30.11.2012 send to

Prof. Dr. Mario Ohlberger
Institut für Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik
Einsteinstr. 62
Germany - 48149 Münster


Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:59:03 +0100 (CET)
Subject: NA and Scientific Computing with Applications, France, Jun 2013

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation with Applications
Calais, France, June 24-25-26, 2013.

Large linear systems and preconditioning, eigenvalue problems;
High-performance and parallel computation; Linear algebra and control,
model reduction; Multigrid and multilevel methods; Numerical methods
for PDEs': Finite element, Finite volume, Meshless methods;
Approximation, Radial Basis Functions, Scattered data approximation,
Splines; Optimisation; Applications: image processing, financial
computation, learning machine

Peter Benner , Max Planck Institute, Germany
François Desbouvries, Telecom SudParis, France
Paul Van Dooren, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Lothar Reichel, Kent State University , USA
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
Roger Temam, Indiana University, USA
Ronny Ramlau, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

January 15, 2013 - Deadline for submission of abstracts;
February 15, 2013 - Authors will be notified of accepted papers;
March 1, 2013 - Deadline for early registration.

For more information:
or contact us at


From: Martin Berzins <>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:57:57 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Contents, Applied Numerical Mathematics, 63 (1)

Applied Numerical Mathematics Volume 63, Pages 1-138, January 2013

1. An asymptotic Filon-type method for infinite range highly
oscillatory integrals with exponential kernel, Pages 1-13, A. Ihsan

2. Embedded exponential operator splitting methods for the time
integration of nonlinear evolution equations, Pages 14-24, O. Koch,
Ch. Neuhauser, M. Thalhammer

3. A-posteriori error analysis to the exterior Stokes problem, Pages
25-44, Mauricio A. Barrientos, Matthias Maischak

4. The existence of stepsize-coefficients for boundedness of linear
multistep methods, Pages 45-57 M.N. Spijker

5. A study of different modeling choices for simulating platelets
within the immersed boundary method, Pages 58-77, Varun Shankar, Grady
B. Wright, Aaron L. Fogelson, Robert M. Kirby

6. Residual bounds of the stochastic algebraic Riccati equation, Pages
78-87, Chun-Yueh Chiang, Hung-Yuan Fan

7. Planewave expansion methods for photonic crystal fibres, Pages
88-104, R.A. Norton, R. Scheichl

8. A locking-free discontinuous Galerkin method for linear elasticity
in locally nearly incompressible heterogeneous media, Pages 105-116,
Daniele A. Di Pietro, Serge Nicaise

9. A dynamic contact problem involving a Timoshenko beam model, Pages
117-128, M.I.M. Copetti, J.R. Fernandez

10. A sinc-Gaussian technique for computing eigenvalues of
second-order linear pencils, Pages 129-137, M.H. Annaby, M.M. Tharwat

End of NA Digest