NA Digest Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 02

Today's Editor:
Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Robert van de Geijn
Date: January 13, 2014
Subject: Paper on how to parallelize gemm for many-core architectures

In the past, papers on various aspects of how to optimize general
matrix-matrix multiplication have often played an important role in
classes on high performance computing.

Some examples (my apologies to those whose papers don't appear
here... Perhaps we should start a list somewhere):
- Exploiting functional parallelism of POWER2 to design
high-performance numerical algorithms, IBM Journal of Research and
Development}, 1994. (A paper that showed that high performance
implementations could be generated from Fortran.)
- GEMM-based Level 3 {BLAS}: High Performance Model Implementations
and Performance Evaluation Benchmark, ACM TOMS, 1998. (A paper that
shows how all level-3 BLAS can be implemented in terms of GEMM.)
- Optimizing Matrix Multiply using PHiPAC: a Portable,
High-Performance, ANSI C Coding Methodology, Proceedings of
International Conference on Supercomputing, 1997. (One of the first
papers that generated high performance implementations from C.)
- Automatically tuned linear algebra software. Proceedings of the
1998 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing, 1998. (The paper that
popularized autotuning.)
- A comparison of empirical and model-driven optimization. PLDI'03,
2003. (The paper that showed that the parameters for ATLAS can be
analytically determined, thus not requiring autotuning.)
- Anatomy of high-performance matrix multiplication. ACM TOMS, 2008.
(The paper that described the GotoBLAS approach to GEMM implementation
and is often used in courses.)
- Benchmarking GPUs to tune dense linear algebra. Proceedings of the
2008 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing, 2008. (An influential
paper on how to optimize for GPUs.)

We recently wrote a paper on how to parallelize the GotoBLAS approach
to implementing GEMM for many-core architectures (the Intel Xeon Phi
processor and the IBM PowerPC A2 used by IBM's BG/Q supercomputer),
achieving exceptional performance. This paper has been accepted by
IPDPC, and the reviewers noted that it has potentially pedagogical
value. For this reason, given that instructors are preparing courses
for spring at this moment, we thought we'd share the technical report
version of this paper:

T. M. Smith, R. van de Geijn, M. Smelyanskiy, J. R. Hammond, and F.
G. Van Zee. Opportunities for Parallelism in Matrix Multiplication.
FLAME Working Note #71, 2013.


From: Robert van de Geijn
Date: January 14, 2014
Subject: Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Linear Algebra

For the last many months, my wife (Dr. Maggie Myers) and I have been
working with a team of students on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
titled "Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers". This course was
originally scheduled to launch on January 15, 2014, but has now been
delayed to January 29, 2014. The official nnouncement for this course
is posted at This is
a second posting to NA Digest regarding this course.

This particular course may be of interest to the NA Digest community
because it links the fundamental concepts in linear algebra (LA) that
are taught in an introductory-level college course to the latest
programming techniques that we have developed over the last 15 years
as part of the FLAME project. The idea is as follows: the
abstractions that are important when introducing the mathematics of LA
are reflected in the layering of LA libraries, such as the BLAS and
LAPACK. Therefore, computationally inclined students will likely
benefit from a simultaneous introduction to the mathematics and
programming methods.

The course covers the same topics as would be covered in a typical
linear algebra course, including proof techniques. We use iPython
Notebooks to help the students link that knowledge to a simple LA
library they build that mirrors the BLAS and parts of LAPACK. We use
an API that hides indices (similar to our FLAME APIs for C and
M-script but for Python) so that students can focus on learning the
concepts rather than getting bogged down in programming details.
Similar APIs are also used in the development of BLIS, libflame, and
Elemental, which are all part of a new dense linear algebra software


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: January 08, 2014
Subject: New Book, Semi-Lagrangian Approximation Schemes

Announcing the January 1, 2014, publication by SIAM of:
Semi-Lagrangian Approximation Schemes for Linear and Hamilton–Jacobi
Equations, by Maurizio Falcone and Roberto Ferretti

2014 / xii + 319 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611973-04-4 / List Price
$99.00 / SIAM Member Price $69.30 / Order Code OT133

Also available in e-book format on Google Play

This largely self-contained book provides a unified framework of
semi-Lagrangian strategy for the approximation of hyperbolic PDEs,
with a special focus on Hamilton–Jacobi equations. The authors provide
a rigorous discussion of the theory of viscosity solutions and the
concepts underlying the construction and analysis of difference
schemes; they then proceed to high-order semi-Lagrangian schemes and
their applications to problems in fluid dynamics, front propagation,
optimal control, and image processing. The developments covered in the
text and the references come from a wide range of literature.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its table of
contents, preface, and index, please visit


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: January 08, 2014
Subject: New Book, The Method of Weighted Residuals and Variational Principles

Announcing the January 1, 2014, publication by SIAM of:

The Method of Weighted Residuals and Variational Principles, by
Bruce Finlayson

2014 / xiv + 412 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611973-23-5 / List Price
$99.00 / SIAM Member Price $69.30 / Order Code CL73

This classic book covers the solution of differential equations in
science and engineering in such as way as to provide an introduction
for novices before progressing toward increasingly more difficult

The Method of Weighted Residuals and Variational Principles describes
variational principles, including how to find them and how to use them
to construct error bounds and create stationary principles. The book
also illustrates how to use simple methods to find approximate
solutions, shows how to use the finite element method for more complex
problems, and provides detailed information on error bounds.

Problem sets make this book ideal for self-study or as a course text.

To order or for more about this book, please visit .


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: January 08, 2014
Subject: New Book, The Radon Transform and Medical Imaging

Announcing the January 1, 2014, publication by SIAM of:

The Radon Transform and Medical Imaging, by Peter Kuchment

2014 / xvi + 240 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611973-28-0 / List Price
$82.00 / SIAM Member Price $57.40 / Order Code CB85

This book surveys the main mathematical ideas and techniques behind
some well-established imaging modalities such as X-ray CT and emission
tomography, as well as a variety of newly developing coupled-physics
or hybrid techniques, including thermoacoustic tomography.

The Radon Transform and Medical Imaging emphasizes mathematical
techniques and ideas arising across the spectrum of medical imaging
modalities and explains important concepts concerning inversion,
stability, incomplete data effects, the role of interior information,
and other issues critical to all medical imaging methods.

For nonexperts, the author provides appendices that cover background
information on notation, Fourier analysis, geometric rays, and linear
operators. The vast bibliography, with over 825 entries, directs
readers to a wide array of additional information sources on medical
imaging for further study.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its table of
contents, preface, and index, please visit .


From: Victor Eijkhout
Date: January 11, 2014
Subject: Second Edition of (Open Source) HPC Textbook

My textbook "Introduction to High-Performance Scientific Computing"
was first released in 2011. I've made lots of changes since then, so
I'm now calling it officially a second edition.

Book and sources are available for free download, see

CC-BY licensing thanks to a gift from the Saylor Foundation.


From: Tyrone Rees
Date: January 08, 2014
Subject: Bath-RAL Day, UK, Jan 2014

Bath-RAL Numerical Analysis Day
Thursday 30th January 2014
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,

The 12th Bath-RAL Numerical Analysis Day will be hosted by the
Numerical Analysis Group at RAL. The speakers are:

- Paul Houston (University of Nottingham)
- Iain Duff/Mario Arioli (RAL)
- Eike Mueller (Bath)
- Wil Schilders (TU Eindhoven)
- Evgueni Ovtchinnikov (RAL)
- Adrian Hill (Bath)

For further information see

There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. To register, email so that the relevant security arrangements can
be made.


From: Peter Bastian
Date: January 13, 2014
Subject: DUNE/PDELab Course, Germany, Mar 2014

The Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment (DUNE) is a software
framework for the numerical solution of partial differential equations
with grid-based methods. Using generic programming techniques it
strives for both: high flexibility (efficiency of the programmer) and
high performance (efficiency of the program). DUNE provides, among
other things, a large variety of local mesh refinement techniques, a
scalable parallel programming model, an ample collection of finite
element methods and efficient linear solvers.

This one week course will provide an introduction to the most
important DUNE modules. At the end the attendees will have a solid
knowledge of the simulation workflow from mesh generation and
implementation of finite element and finite volume methods to
visualization of the results. Topics covered are the solution of
stationary and time-dependent problems, as well as local adaptivity,
the use of parallel computers and the solution of non-linear PDE's and
systems of PDE's.

Registration deadline: Friday March 7, 2014
Dates: March 24, 2014 - March 28, 2014

Course venue: Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 350/368
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Fee: The fee for this course is 200 EUR including course material,
coffee and lunch breaks as well as course dinner on Wednesday.

For registration and further information see


From: Yuji Nakatsukasa
Date: January 09, 2014
Subject: Eigenvalue Problems in Petascale Computing, Japan, Mar 2014

EPASA2014: international workshop on Eigenvalue Problems: Algorithms;
Software and Applications, in petascale computing will take place in
Tsukuba, Japan, March 7-9, 2014.

- Early bird registration: Feb 7, 2014
- Poster submission: Feb 14, 2014

Invited speakers: Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich); Anthony Austin (Oxford
University); Zhaojun Bai (UC Davis); Stefan Guttel (University of
Manchester); Tsung-Ming Huang (National Taiwan Normal University);
Gerhard Klimeck (Purdue University); Bruno Lang (Bergische Universitat
Wuppertal); Wen-Wei Lin (National Chiao Tung University); Karl
Meerbergen (KU Leuven); Jose Roman (Universitat Politecnica de
Valencia); Yousef Saad (University of Minnesota);; Francoise Tisseur
(University of Manchester); Nick Trefethen (Oxford University); Marian
Vajtersic (University of Salzburg); Weichung Wang (National Taiwan

The workshop aims to bring together leading researchers in the
numerical solution of matrix eigenvalue problems to discuss and
exchange ideas on state-of-the-art algorithms, software and
applications in petascale computing. We are excited to have the list
of 15 distinguished invited speakers, and hope to create a friendly
international community for researchers in eigenvalue problems.

We encourage attendance of all researchers and practitioners
interested in the numerical solution of eigenvalue problems. Slots for
plenary talks are already taken but we welcome submissions for poster


From: Ilaria Perugia
Date: January 07, 2014
Subject: European Finite Element Fair, Austria, May 2014

The 12th European Finite Element Fair (2014) will take place on May
30-31 at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna (Austria).

Registration is now open. For this and further information, please
visit the web page


From: Pavel Solin
Date: January 08, 2014
Subject: Deadline Extended, ESCO 2014, Czech Republic, Jun 2014

Based on a growing number of participants, the organizing committee of
ESCO 2014 decided to expand the conference by adding one more parallel
session. With more capacity available, we are pleased to announce that
also the abstract submission deadline was extended until 31 January
2014. ESCO 2014 (the 4th European Seminar on Computing) will take
place in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on June 15 – 20, 2014. Proceedings of
the conference will appear as a special issue of
Appl. Math. Comput. (impact factor 1.349).

ESCO 2014 is the 4th event in a successful series of
interdisciplineary international conferences. It promotes modern
technologies and practices in scientific computing and visualization,
and strengthens the interaction between researchers and practitioners
in various areas of computational engineering and sciences.

Visit the conference home page for more


From: Pamela Bye
Date: January 15, 2014
Subject: IMA MIMAR, UK, Jul 2014

The 8th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial
Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) will take place in Oxford, UK from
10 – 12 July 2014. This event is the premier maintenance and
reliability modelling conference in the UK and builds upon a very
successful series of previous conferences. It is an excellent
international forum for disseminating information on the state-of-
the-art research, theories and practices in maintenance and
reliability modelling and offers a platform for connecting researchers
and practitioners from around the world. Abstract and paper
submission deadlines are listed below. All submissions are subject to
rigorous review before an acceptance decision is made.

For further information on the conference, including instructions for
authors, please visit the conference webpage:

Papers on the following topics will be presented in oral and poster
sessions: Decision Analysis and Methods; Engineering Economy and Cost
Analysis; Healthcare Systems and Management; Human Factors;
Information Processing and Engineering; Life cycle/performance
analysis; Logistics; Manufacturing Systems; Expert Elicitation;
Operations Research; Production Planning and Control; Quality Control
and Management; Reliability and Maintenance Engineering; Safety,
Security and Risk Management; Supply Chain Management; Systems
Modelling and Simulation; Value Chain Management; Warranty Management
and Data Analysis


From: Amaziane
Date: January 13, 2014
Subject: NM2PorousMedia, Croatia, Sep-Oct 2014

International Conference on Numerical and Mathematical Modeling of
Flow and Transport in Porous Media (NM2PorousMedia-2014
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 29 September-3 October 2014.

Deadline to submit an abstract: March 31, 2014.
Deadline for registration: September 1st, 2014.

Topics of the conference:
- Numerical modeling, simulation, numerical analysis of methods of
flow and transport in porous media.
- Modeling, analysis, and simulation of multiphase multicomponent
compositional flow in porous media.
- Discretization based on advanced finite element, finite volume, or
discontinuous Galerkin methods of flow and transport in porous media
- High performance computing for multiphase flows
- Mathematical modeling and analysis of flow and transport in porous
- Multi-scale and/or adaptive algorithms for flow and transport in
porous media
- Upscaling and/or homogenization
- Advances in pore-scale modeling and upscaling
- Theory and computation of porous media flows
- Coupled models and domain decomposition in geosciences
- Non-equilibrium models for flows in porous media
- Computational methods in geophysical inverse problems
- Mathematics and computation in geosciences
- Flow and transport simulation of oil reservoir engineering,
groundwater hydrology, geological storage of carbon dioxide , deep
geological repository for radioactive waste, bioremediation,
solid-fluid problems, diffusion in materials, electromagnetic field
applications, complex flow phenomena, and others


From: James Adler
Date: January 06, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Comp PDEs and MHD, Tufts Univ

A postdoctoral researcher is sought in the area of scientific
computing, particularly in design and analysis of computational
methods for partial differential equations (PDEs) with applications in
particle transport, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), and general nonlinear
energy laws. A desired, but flexible, start date of June 1, 2014 is

The main effort of the position will be dedicated to developing
numerical models and multilevel solvers for simulating complex
multiscale physical systems, particularly those of MHD. Such models
are described by coupled systems of time-dependent nonlinear PDEs and
present many interesting challenges common to models used in physics,
mathematics and, more generally, in the numerical simulation and
analysis of physical phenomena. The goals of this project are to
develop numerical models that preserve the important physical
quantities of the MHD system and to employ advanced mathematical
algorithms that will allow analysis of MHD applications in real time.
Additional research opportunities are available in the analysis of
discretization and multigrid techniques for problems in particle
transport and nonlinear energy laws. It is expected that the
postdoctoral researcher will work closely with the Adler/MacLachlan
research group, including graduate students involved in the project.

Initial funding is for one year and may include opportunities for
teaching. A PhD and relevant expertise in applied mathematics or
scientific computing is expected, with a preference for experience in
computational PDEs and/or numerical linear algebra. Previous
interdisciplinary project experience is a plus. If interested, please
send CV and cover letter to Prof. James Adler (
and Prof. Scott MacLachlan (


From: Marta Betcke
Date: January 09, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Imaging Science, Univ College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in
Imaging Science to work with Prof. S. Arridge, Dr. M. Betcke and
Dr. B. Cox, to develop novel spatio-temporal modelling and
reconstruction methods for dynamic high-resolution photoacoustic
tomography (PAT). The advertised post is a part of a large
interdisciplinary group, based in the UCL Centre for Inverse Problems,
the UCL Centre for Medical Imaging Computing, and the departments of
Computer Science and Medical Physics & Bioengineering researching new
instrumentation and algorithms for the emerging field of Imaging from
Coupled Physics.

The Research Associate will contribute to the development of novel
spatial temporal analysis methods including compressed sensing,
generalised linear models, and state space estimation. A strong
background in mathematics, scientific computing or related areas is
required. In particular, candidates should have experience with
dynamic imaging from undersampled data and inverse problems. Software
development experience in a high level programming language and
knowledge of Matlab are essential.

The post is funded until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to
Prof. Simon Arridge, tel: +44(0)20 7679 3714,
Dr Marta Betcke, tel: +44(0)20 7679 4355, email:
Dr Ben Cox, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0292, email

Further details can be found at

The closing date for the applications is 24 Feb 2014.


From: Jim Stewart
Date: January 08, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization & UQ, Sandia National Labs

The Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department at Sandia
National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, invites applicants for a
post-doctoral position. The individual will work with a strong and
growing multidisciplinary team to study the spectral and statistical
properties of sample distributions, and algorithms for generating
sample designs for optimization and uncertainty quantification. The
position requires a highly motivated individual with a PhD in
engineering, statistics or a related discipline, and strong academic
and publication records. The candidate should be proficient at
programming, and fluent in C++ and object oriented software design
principles as well as software prototyping and experimentation, for
example in Matlab. Research results are expected to be published in
reports and leading technical journals, and presented at technical
workshops and conferences. Results, when appropriate, are to be
implemented into our optimization/UQ and mathematical software
toolkits such as Trilinos and Dakota.

For a complete description of the posting, and to apply, go to, click on Careers, then search for job opening

Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.


From: Ron Boisvert
Date: January 06, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Positions, NIST

The US National Research Council (NRC) Associateship Program is
accepting applications for two-year appointments for postdoctoral
research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado. Among the topic areas
of interest are dynamical systems, combinatorial and discrete
algorithms, applied optimization and control, mathematical software,
quantitative visualization, materials modeling, electromagnetics,
network science, quantum information, cybersecurity, and verification,
validation, and uncertainty quantification in scientific computing.
For details see

Competition for postdoctoral awards across all NIST technical program
areas is managed by the NRC. Applications must be submitted directly
to the NRC; the deadline for applications is February 1. An additional
competition is held in the summer, with an application deadline of
August 1. Note that the NRC program at NIST is restricted to US


From: Marina Popolizio
Date: January 08, 2014
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, AdvectionRD Problems, Univ del Salento

The Department of Mathematics and Physics "Ennio De Giorgi" at
Universita' del Salento, Lecce, Italy, is seeking applicants for one
PhD/Postdoc position to work on the project

"Advection-reaction-diffusion problems: numerical methods and
applications to biogeochemistry".

Advection-reaction-diffusion (ARD) problems describe in an efficient
way several real phenomena, so as to capture an outstanding interest
in the scientific research. In particular, reaction-diffusion models
have been widely studied while open questions still hold for problems
with advection terms too. In this project we tackle the application to
the biochemistry of lakes, sea and oceans. These dynamics are well
described by ARD models and their accurate description is essential to
study accurately the carbon cycle and the earth climate. The aim of
this project is to address both theoretical aspects (conservative
formulation of the boundary conditions for lagrangian numerical
solvers) and application aspects (development of a lagrangian
algorithm to numerically solve ARD problems to be used as a reference

Further information is available at

or can be obtained from Dr. Marina Popolizio,


From: Yves Lucet
Date: January 15, 2014
Subject: PhD/MSc Positions, Fall 2014 UBC Okanagan, Canada

Applications are invited for 3 graduate positions (2 MSc and 1 PhD) to
work on optimization (convex and nonsmooth analysis) with applications
in computer-aided convex analysis. The positions are fully funded
through a combination of research and teaching assistantship, and will
be under my supervision (

The applicant should have a background in computer science (BSc) with
interest in optimization or a background in mathematics with
programming skills.

You will join a dynamic group of researchers in optimization at the
University of British Columbia (Canada) on the fast growing campus of
Kelowna. The research team is interdisciplinary with faculty member
from Mathematics, Computer Science, and Civil Engineering and is part
of COCANA (Centre for Optimization, Convex Analysis, and Nonsmooth
Analysis, see

Application deadline is January 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm to compete for
funding. For further detail see

Applicants must submit an application to the grad program directly and
contact Dr. Yves Lucet, Associate Professor Computer Science at for further details.


From: Heike Fassbender
Date: January 07, 2014
Subject: PhD Position, NLA, TU Braunschweig, Germany

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the AG Numerik,
Institute Computational Mathematics, TU Braunschweig, Germany
beginning spring 2014. The salary will be according to TV-L E13
(starting at 3271 Euro/month pre-tax). Besides working towards a PhD
this position involves regular assistant duties at the institute
concerning teaching and administration. In particular, candidates must
be able to teach in German. The regular teaching load is 4 hours/week
as a teaching assistant.

Candidates must possess an outstanding master degree in applied or
computational mathematics by the start date. This implies at least 5
years of university studies, completed with a final project or a
written thesis. An international degree has to be considered
equivalent to the German master or Diplom degree according to the
anabin database ( Preference will be given to
candidates who are broadly trained and have a strong commitment to
teaching, and whose master thesis involves numerical linear algebra,
or other areas of current interest in the AG Numerik. The ability to
write reports, collate information and present it in a clear and
engaging manner as well as excellent communication skills are
expected. Fluency in German and English as well as interest in working
in interdisciplinary research projects is required.

The official announcement (in German) can be found at

Please submit all application materials electronically in one
pdf-document including a letter of motivation, vita, a copy of each
graduate transcript and, for non-native German speakers proof of
German proficiency level to Additional
information regarding TU Braunschweig and the position may be obtained
by email from Heike Fassbender at


From: Michael Winckler
Date: January 09, 2014
Subject: PhD Positions, Sci Comp, Heidelberg Univ

PhD Scholarships in Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University

The Heidelberg Graduate School for Mathematical and Computational
Methods in the Sciences (HGS MathComp) offers up to 10 PhD fellowships
for 3-year research project.

Located at Heidelberg University, the oldest university in Germany and
one of Germany's Elite universities, HGS MathComp offers a structured
and research-based doctoral program. All scholarships are are in
association with well-defined interdisciplinary research projects,
supervised by two experts in the relevant fields (methodology and

Start of application period: December 15th 2013
End of application period: February 28th 2014 (deadline)
Selection of candidates: March 2014
Application colloquium: May 5th & 6th 2014

All preselected candidates will be invited to Heidelberg University to
present their application in front of the HGS MathComp selection

For more information on the program, the application and the offered
projects, please visit our web site:


From: Joab Winkler
Date: January 15, 2014
Subject: Special Issue, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Linear Algebra and its Applications is pleased to announce a special
issue devoted to papers presented at the conference 'Structured
Numerical Linear and Multilinear Algebra: Analysis, Algorithms and
Applications', to be held in Kalamata, Greece from September 8 to
September 12, 2014.

Papers should be based on talks given at the conference. The deadline
for submission is December 31 2014, and papers will be refereed
according to LAA's usual standards. Papers should be submitted via
the Elsevier submission system choosing
any of the special editors:

- Dario Bini, Department of Mathematics, The University of Pisa, Pisa,
- Marilena Mitrouli, Department of Mathematics, The University of
Athens, Athens, Greece
- Marc Van Barel, Department of Computer Science, Catholic University
of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
- Joab Winkler, Department of Computer Science, The University of
Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The reponsible editor-in-chief is Volker Mehrmann, Inst. f.
Mathematics, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany,


From: Ed Saff
Date: January 13, 2014
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 39 (1)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 39 Number 1
Special Issue: Painlevé Equations, Part I
Table of Contents

Introduction, Percy Deift and Alexander Its, Pages 1-10

Global Asymptotics of the Second Painlevé Equation in Okamoto’s Space,
P. Howes and N. Joshi, Pages 11-41

Painlevé I, Coverings of the Sphere and Belyi Functions, Davide
Masoero, Pages 43-74

Relations Between Linear Equations and Painlevé’s Equations, S. Yu
Slavyanov, Pages 75-83

Distributions of Poles to Painlevé Transcendents via Padé
Approximations, V. Y. Novokshenov, Pages 85-99

Numerical Solution of Riemann–Hilbert Problems: Random Matrix Theory
and Orthogonal Polynomials, Sheehan Olver and Thomas Trogdon, Pages

Automatic Deformation of Riemann–Hilbert Problems with Applications to
the Painlevé II Transcendents, Georg Wechslberger and Folkmar
Bornemann, Pages 151-171

Painlevé Kernels in Hermitian Matrix Models, Maurice Duits, Pages

The Tacnode Riemann–Hilbert Problem, Arno Kuijlaars, Pages 197-222

The Relationship Between Semiclassical Laguerre Polynomials and the
Fourth Painlevé Equation, Peter A. Clarkson and Kerstin Jordaan, Pages

Painlevé Functions and Conformal Blocks, N. Iorgov, O. Lisovyy,
A. Shchechkin and Y. Tykhyy, Pages 255-272

Volume 39 Number 1 of Constructive Approximation is now available on
the SpringerLink web site at


From: Chi-Wang Shu
Date: January 07, 2014
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 58 (1)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 58, Number 1, January 2014

Modified Characteristics Gauge–Uzawa Finite Element Method for Time
Dependent Conduction–Convection Problems, Zhiyong Si, Xiaogang Song
and Pengzhan Huang, pp.1-24.

Approximation of Single Layer Distributions by Dirac Masses in Finite
Element Computations, B. Fabreges and B. Maury, pp.25-40.

Parametrized Maximum Principle Preserving Flux Limiters for High Order
Schemes Solving Multi-Dimensional Scalar Hyperbolic Conservation Laws,
Chao Liang and Zhengfu Xu, pp.41-60.

Entropy-Stable Schemes for the Euler Equations with Far-Field and Wall
Boundary Conditions, Magnus Svard and Hatice Ozcan, pp.61-89.

On Adaptive Eulerian–Lagrangian Method for Linear Convection–Diffusion
Problems, Xiaozhe Hu, Young-Ju Lee, Jinchao Xu and Chen-Song Zhang,

Phase Appearance or Disappearance in Two-Phase Flows, Floraine
Cordier, Pierre Degond and Anela Kumbaro, pp.115-148.

Numerical Methods for Two-Dimensional Stem Cell Tissue Growth, Jeremy
Ovadia and Qing Nie, pp.149-175.

High-Order Local Time Stepping on Moving DG Spectral Element Meshes,
Andrew R. Winters and David A. Kopriva, pp.176-202.

A Superconvergent Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Hyperbolic
Problems on Tetrahedral Meshes, Slimane Adjerid and Idir Mechai,

Spectral Method for Navier–Stokes Equations with Slip Boundary
Conditions, Ben-yu Guo and Yu-jian Jiao, pp.249-274.


From: Claude Brezinski
Date: January 10, 2014
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 65 (1)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 65, Issue 1.

A feasible SQP-GS algorithm for nonconvex, nonsmooth constrained
optimization, Chun-ming Tang, Shuai Liu, Jin-bao Jian, Jian-ling Li

Constrained numerical optimization methods for blind deconvolution,
Anastasia Cornelio, Elena Loli Piccolomini, James G. Nagy

On approximated ILU and UGS preconditioning methods for linearized
discretized steady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, Zhong-Zhi
Bai, Yu-Hong Ran, Li Yuan

Prescribing the behavior of early terminating GMRES and Arnoldi
iterations, Jurjen Duintjer Tebbens, Gerard Meurant

Design with L-splines, Martine Brilleaud, Marie-Laurence Mazure

Delay-dependent stability analysis of symmetric boundary value methods
for linear delay integro-differential equations, Jingjun Zhao, Yan
Fan, Yang Xu

On improved three-step schemes with high efficiency index and their
dynamics, Diyashvir K. R. Babajee, Alicia Cordero, Fazlollah
Soleymani, Juan R. Torregrosa

Spectral homotopy analysis method and its convergence for solving a
class of nonlinear optimal control problems, H. Saberi Nik, S. Effati,
S. S. Motsa, M. Shirazian

Fitted finite volume method for a generalized Black–Scholes equation
transformed on finite interval, Radoslav Valkov

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