NA Digest Saturday, September 6, 2003 Volume 03 : Issue 36

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From: A. G. Bogardo <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 09:01:53 -0400
Subject: Richard C. DiPrima Prize


The DiPrima Prize

SIAM will present the award at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland,
Oregon, July 12-16, 2004. The award honors the memory
of Richard C. DiPrima, long-time chair of the Department of
Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and past
President and energetic supporter of SIAM. The award, to be given to
a young scientist, will be based on an outstanding doctoral
dissertation in applied mathematics.


Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral
dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during
the period running from three years prior to the award date to one
year prior to the award date (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003). The
doctorate must have been awarded at least eight months prior to the
award date. The requirements for the doctorate must have been
equivalent to those for an American doctorate. It is preferable but
not necessary that the recipient be a member of SIAM. Selection is
based on the dissertations of the candidates. The dissertations must
represent topics of applied mathematics (defined as those topics
covered by the SIAM journals). They must be submitted in English. An
English translation is acceptable.


Nominations, along with a copy of the dissertation (in English),
should be sent by December 31, 2003 to:

Richard C. DiPrima Prize Selection Committee
c/o Joanna Littleton
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Description of the Award

The award consists of a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate and a
cash prize of $1,000. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be
paid by the prize fund.


From: Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 17:58:18 +0200
Subject: Special Issue on Computational Econometrics

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

In the 2nd special issue, we will consider papers that address
computational and numerical methods used in solving theoretical and
practical issues associated with econometric algorithms, the impact of
computing on econometrics, and specific applications involving
computing and econometrics.

The DEADLINE for submissions is the 30th of September 2003.

Submissions should contain both computational and econometric
components. Authors who are uncertain about the suitability of their
papers should contact the special issue editors. All submissions must
contain original unpublished work not being considered for publication
elsewhere. Submissions will be refereed according to standard
procedures for Computational Science and Data Analysis. Information
about the journal can be found at

Please e-mail a double-spaced postscript or PDF file of your manuscript
to one of the special issue editors:

David A. Belsley <>
Paolo Foschi <>
Erricos John Kontoghiorghes <>


From: Kirsten Wilden <>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 14:26:04 -0400
Subject: SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry

SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers

**Registration and Hotel Deadlines**

Conference Registration and Hotel Deadlines are fast approaching!
Location: The Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Dates: October 13-15, 2003
Conference and Hotel Registration is now available at


Conference Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2003
Hotel Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2003

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Hossein Azari <>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 08:50:45 -0700
Subject: Workshop in Iran on PDE's in Reservoir Simulation


Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM)
Tehran, Iran
Dec. 14-17, 2003


The aim of this workshop is to bring together mathematicians,
numerical analysts and computational scientists interested in the
solution of coupled partial differential equations. Emphasis will be
placed on convection dominated problems arising frequently in
reservoir simulation and the role and influence of spatial
heterogeneity on newly developed solution techniques.


H. Azari (IPM)
M. Dehghan ( Amirkabir University of Technology, IRAN)
F. Farhadpour (RIPI)
G. B. Khosrovshahi (IPM)
Y. Lin (University of Alberta at Edmonton, CANADA)
M. Shahshahani (IPM )

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

J. Douglas Jr. (Purdue University , USA)
C. C. Douglas (University of Kentucky, USA)
Y. Lin (University of Alberta at Edmonton, CANADA )
P. Markowich (University of Vienna, AUSTRIA)

For accommodation and other further information, please visit the


From: Dmitri Kuzmin <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 11:16:39 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Workshop in Dortmund on High-resolution Schemes

Dear colleagues,

The preliminary time schedule of the upcoming international Workshop

"High-resolution schemes for convection-dominated flows: 30 years of FCT"
(September 29-30, University of Dortmund, Germany) is available at

This Web page contains detailed information regarding the Workshop and
will be continuously updated during the next weeks. A 'last-minute'
online registration is possible until September 19. Talks on any kind
of high-resolution schemes using flux/slope limiters are welcome.

We are pleased to confirm the participation of D.L. Book, R. Loehner
and S. Zalesak who have laid the foundations of the FCT methodology and
demonstrated its potential in a variety of spectacular CFD simulations.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Dmitri Kuzmin


From: Donna Bower <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:14:24 -0400
Subject: Workshop in College Park on Nonequilibrium Interface Dynamics

A Workshop on "Nonequilibrium Interface Dynamics: Theory and Simulation
from Atomistic to Continuum Scales" will be held at the Center for
Scientific Computation And Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), University of
Maryland, College Park, October 13-31, 2003.

SCIENTIFIC CONTENT. The rapid development in materials science and
nanotechnology have added importance to the challenges of understanding
non-equilibrium interface dynamics. Technologically, assemblies with
highly-ordered quantum dots or quantum wires have shown remarkable
optoelectronic, magnetic, and mechanical properties but must be
fabricated on a surface through processes that are often far from
equilibrium. Scientifically, as sizes decrease, interfacial properties
become essential and even dominant, and theories for surfaces and
interfaces of bulk materials must be revisited. Existing analytical
approaches to the study of complex interfacial systems characterized by
multiscale, fluctuation, and singularities range from first-principles
calculations to kinetic Monte Carlo simulations to coarse-grained
continuum modeling. Applied mathematics makes important contributions in
bridging these descriptions by developing rigorous mathematical
theories and innovative simulation techniques.

The aim of the program, organized by T. Einstein, B. Li, J.-G. Liu, E.
Tadmor, J. Warren, J. Weeks and E. Williams, is to bring together
leading physicists, materials scientists, computational scientists, and
applied mathematicians to review recent research developments, to
identify critical scientific issues, and to accelerate the interaction
of mathematics with physics and materials science in the research of
non-equilibrium interface dynamics.

TUTORIALS (October 13 - 17). Introductory lectures on a variety of
topics ranging from atomic step dynamics and phase field modeling to
mathematical description of internal layers and coarsening, and to
first-principles and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. Speakers: T.
Einstein, K. Rabe, R. Pego, F. Sullivan, J. Warren, E. Williams



A limited number of openings are available. To apply please RSVP at:




From: Jerome Monnier <>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 16:23:24 +0200
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Laboratoire de Modelisation et Calcul

Postdoctoral Research Position in Automatic Differentiation applied to
Flood Models.

Applicants will reach a multidisciplinary research team (applied mathematics,
hydroinformatic and hydraulic) based in Grenoble and Lyon, France.
The post will mainly be in the IDOPT project, INRIA Grenoble, but also in the
CEMAGREF Lyon, Hydraulic and Hydrology department.

A PhD in applied mathematics - numerical methods is required. Demonstrated
experience in automatic differentiation is also mandatory. Experience in
hydroinformatics or identification - data assimilation models is desirable.

The contract will have a duration of 10 months with 20 000-25 000 Euros.

The successful candidate will be a willing and effective communicator and
committed to team collaboration.

i) Differentiate hydraulic software based on shallow water models
(floods models). In others words, generate the adjoint codes. Softwares
differentiated: Cemagref softwares Mage and Rubar20 (finite volume method,
Fortran). Use of the TAPENADE automatic differentiation tool (INRIA software).
ii) Exploitation of the adjoint codes in collaboration with hydraulicians.

Applications with full CV giving names and addresses of two referees should
be sent to:

J. Monnier
BP 53, F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.
Email :

Web sites :
CEMAGREF LYON, Hydraulic and Hydrology dept,

The first closing date is 15 October 2003.


From: Jan Mandel <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 18:38:16 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Assistantships at the University of Colorado at Denver

The Center for Computational Mathematics at the University of Colorado at
Denver has several open positions for Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs)
in an NSF funded project on wildfire simulation. The GRAs will join a
dynamic interdisciplinary team working in physical modeling,
discretization of partial differential equations, statistical data
analysis, stochastic modeling, real-time simulation, and high performance

The GRAs will be students in the PhD Program in Applied Mathematics.
Full support (stipend, tuition, fees, books, and health insurance) is
available. Summer internships and visits to other institutions may be
required. Applicants should have Bachelor's or Master's degree in
Mathematics or a relevant Science and Engineering discipline, excellent
analytical abilities, and programming experience.

Interested students should submit an application for admission into the
PhD program (see for requirements
and forms) and contact Jan Mandel <> to be
considered for financial support. The email should include a CV and a
description of relevant experience, in particular any software development
and computational modeling projects. Electronic copies of any work of the
applicant (papers, thesis, computer code,...) and of transcripts by email
will be helpful.


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 15:12:50 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers

Volume 19, Numbers 1-3, Combined August/October/December 2003 issue

Special Issue: In Honor of the Sixtieth Birthday of Stanley Osher

C.-W. Shu, pp.1-2.

High order fluctuation schemes on triangular meshes,
R. Abgrall and P.L. Roe, pp.3-36.

A level set algorithm for tracking discontinuities in hyperbolic
conservation laws II: systems of equations,
T.D. Aslam, pp.37-62.

An introduction to Eulerian geometrical optics (1992 - 2002),
J.-D. Benamou, pp.63-93.

TV based image restoration with local constraints,
M. Bertalmio, V. Caselles, B. Rouge and A. Sole, pp.95-122.

Construction of shapes arising from the Minkowski problem using
a level set approach,
L.-T. Cheng, pp.123-138.

Concepts and application of time-limiters to high resolution schemes,
K. Duraisamy, J.D. Baeder and J.-G. Liu, pp.139-162.

Computations of explosive boiling in microgravity,
A. Esmaeeli and G. Tryggvason, pp.163-182.

A level set approach for the numerical simulation of dendritic growth,
F. Gibou, R. Fedkiw, R. Caflisch and S.J. Osher, pp.183-199.

Numerical simulation of pulse detonation engine phenomena,
X. He and A.R. Karagozian, pp.201-224.

Formulations for numerically approximating hyperbolic systems
governing sediment transport,
J. Hudson and P.K. Sweby, pp.225-252.

Solving a nonlinear problem in magneto-rheological fluids using
the immersed interface method,
K. Ito and Z. Li, pp.253-266.

Estimation of 3D surface shape and smooth radiance from 2D images:
a level set approach,
H. Jin, A.J. Yezzi, Y.-H. Tsai, L.-T. Cheng and S. Soatto,

The computation of martensitic microstructure with piecewise laminates,
M. Kruzik and M. Luskin, pp.293-308.

Understanding the Shu-Osher conservative finite difference form,
B. Merriman, pp.309-322.

Overapproximating reachable sets by Hamilton-Jacobi projections,
I.M. Mitchell and C.J. Tomlin, pp.323-346.

Shock-vortex interactions at high Mach numbers,
A. Rault, G. Chiavassa and R. Donat, pp.347-371.

A simple scheme for volume-preserving motion by mean curvature,
S.J. Ruuth and B.T.R. Wetton, pp.373-384.

The numerical study of singular shocks regularized by small viscosity,
R. Sanders and M. Sever, pp.385-404.

Multidomain WENO finite difference method with interpolation at
subdomain interfaces,
K. Sebastian and C.-W. Shu, pp.405-438.

Semi-implicit level set methods for curvature and surface diffusion motion,
P. Smereka, pp.439-456.

Convection of concentrated vortices and passive scalars as solitary waves,
J. Steinhoff, M. Fan, L. Wang and W. Dietz, pp.457-478.

A discontinuous spectral element method for the level set equation,
M. Sussman and M.Y. Hussaini, pp.479-500.

A slowness matching Eulerian method for multivalued solutions of eikonal equations,
W.W. Symes and J. Qian, pp.501-526.

Regularization techniques for numerical approximation of PDEs with singularities,
A.-K. Tornberg and B. Engquist, pp.527-552.

Modeling textures with total variation minimization and
oscillating patterns in image processing,
L.A. Vese and S.J. Osher, pp.553-572.

An Eulerian formulation for solving partial differential
equations along a moving interface,
J.-J. Xu and H.-K. Zhao, pp.573-594.


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