NA Digest Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 08

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From: "Heuveline, Vincent (EMCL)" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:47:10 +0100
Subject: HiFlow3, New Release 1.3

The HiFlow3 development team is pleased to announce the availability
of HiFlow3 1.3 which can be downloaded at

Version 1.3 of the multi-purpose finite element library HiFlow3
delivers several new tools for the efficient solution of problems
modeled by partial differential equations, such as support for
periodic meshes. Furthermore, new support features that facilitate
data exchange and visualization were added. Finally, the compatibility
with different compilers was improved. The new release ships with four
new tutorials illustrating a large range of topics varying from
stabilized formulations for convection-diffusion problems to optimal
control problems.

In order to facilitate future cooperation, we have decided to release
version 1.3 under the Lesser General Public License (LGPLv3).

The HiFlow3 Version 1.3 release was carefully tested on different
architectures and using a broad range of libraries.

Best regards
The HiFlow3 Team


From: Rajeev Jain <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:38:05 -0800 (PST)
Subject: MOAB, A Mesh-Oriented datABase, Version 4.6 Released

Scientists use meshes to approximate a geometric domain for solving
complex engineering analysis problems. To assist in these efforts,
researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed the
Mesh-Oriented datABase (MOAB), a software component for representing
and evaluating mesh data. The newest release, MOAB 4.6, features
several improvements in the parallel mesh-to-mesh transfer, including
handling of spectral elements and better tolerance for point searches;
the ability to access densely-stored variable data it its native
storage; new metadata and properties handling; and one-dimensional
support in a structured mesh interface.

"Meshes act as a 'data bus' for most data in PDE-based simulation from
mesh generation, though analysis, to visualization," said Tim Tautges,
lead developer of MOAB in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science
Division. “The package can represent most mesh types used in
PDE-solving applications, such as fluid dynamics, fusion modeling, and
multiphysics reactor simulation.

MOAB provides efficient storage of both structured and unstructured
mesh data, and can read and write formats used in a variety of
simulation, mesh generation, and visualization applications. Moreover,
the software can be used on a wide range of computing platforms, from
workstations to clusters and high-performance parallel systems such as
the IBM Blue Gene/P and Cray computers. Development of MOAB is
supported by DOE Offices of Science and Nuclear Energy.Further
information about downloading and documentation is available on the
website: .


From: Michele Martone <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:37:51 -0500
Subject: First Public Release, librsb Sparse BLAS Software Library

I am happy to announce the first public release of "librsb", a library
for high performance sparse matrix computations based on the
hierarchical "Recursive Sparse Blocks" (RSB) format. "librsb" is
mainly for iterative methods implementors; it features cache
efficient, multithreaded sparse matrix-vector multiplication. It is
especially effective in the symmetric and transposed variants, which
scale nearly as unsymmetric. On the Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, it was
found to perform around twice as fast as the multithreaded Intel MKL's
"mkl_dcsrmv" on many large symmetric matrices. "librsb" can be also
used via a Sparse BLAS standard interface.

Main features:
- own programming interface (<rsb.h> C/C++, ISO C binding for Fortran
- C/C++/Fortran Sparse BLAS Programming interface
- Free software licensed (LGPLv3 or later)
- Code generator for the numerical kernels
- Extensible to non-BLAS types (e.g.: int, long double)
- Test case generator and extensive test suite
- Documented with HTML, Unix man pages, examples
- Main computational kernels are parallel (using OpenMP): e.g.: sparse
matrix-vector product (e.g.: general, transposed and symmetric
variants), triangular solve and matrix assembly

- Usable from the GNU Octave custom OCT-file "sparsersb" interface
available the on Octave-forge project web site

Interested parties are welcome to test the code and submit feedback,
especially concerning the programming interface and documentation.

Source code and documentation:


From: Lieven De Lathauwer <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:55:50 +0100
Subject: Release, Tensorlab and Complex Optimization Toolbox

It is our pleasure to announce the official release of two new
software packages:

* Tensorlab: a MATLAB toolbox for tensor computations and

* Complex Optimization Toolbox: a MATLAB toolbox for optimization of
complex variables

These toolboxes are free to use for non-commercial research.

Best regards,

Lieven De Lathauwer
Laurent Sorber
Marc Van Barel


From: Lukas Korous <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:10:16 +0100
Subject: Release of Hermes2D 2.0

New version of Hermes2D - 2.0 was just released
- Rapid speedup of assembling and I/O
- Cleaner, better-documented code
- New way of testing, memory-leaks detection, speed optimizations
- More thorough exception-safe API
- Support for Microsoft Visual studio 2012
- Small tweaks and bugfixes

Features of Hermes
- Eight levels of automatic hp-adaptivity, all with arbitrary-level
hanging node
- in spaces H^1, Hcurl, Hdiv or L^2.
- Database of around 30 time integration methods that can be
switched instantly without altering the problem definition.
- Each physical field can
- lie in any of the spaces H^1, Hcurl, Hdiv or L^2
- be defined in its individual subdomain
- be discretized either using hp-FEM or hp-DG
- be discretized on its own mesh that evolves in time independently
of meshes for other fields.
- Strong support for meshes with curved elements.
- Monolithic discretization via novel adaptive multimesh hp-FEM/hp-DG
preserves all nonlinear physics on the discrete level.
- Assembling, solution and visualization parallelized via Open MP.
- There is a modern platform-independent engineering GUI to Hermes
based on Nokia QT called Agros2D (
- Hermes is available through the web browser in NCLab
( Complete functionality is available via Python
scripting. First interactive graphical modules are available for -
linear elasticity, - electrostatics,
- general linear second-order PDE.
- Interfacing to Trilinos and many matrix solver packages,
exception-safe APi and other standard features are included

For more information, download, tutorial, and examples, visit


From: Robert van de Geijn <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:23:33 -0600
Subject: Teaching how to optimize dgemm

For an undergraduate class on HPC I put together a wiki that steps
students through the optimization of matrix-matrix multiplication, in
the C programming language. The student, via more than a dozen steps,
goes from a simple triple-nested loop that attains less than 5% of
peak to a highly optimized implementation that attains on my MacBook
Air around 90% of turbo performance (on a single core). The final
"microkernel", where all optimization is concentrated, is similar to
the microkernel that underlies our BLIS framework for implementing
BLAS-like functionality.

I believe the NADigest community may find use for this wiki, so here
it is:

I will be giving a presentation on this wiki at the SIAM SCE meeting,
in our minisymposium titled "BLAS: Evolution and Intelligent Design".

Robert van de Geijn


From: George Anastassiou <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 05:30:16 -0500
Subject: New Book, Approximation by Singular Integrals


This monograph is the first one to deal exclusively with the study of
the approximation of singular integrals to the identity-unit
operator. The authors study quantitatively the basic approximation
properties of the general Picard. Gauss-Weierstrass and
Poisson-Cauchy singular integral operators over the real line. which
are not positive linear operators. In particular the authors study the
rate of convergence of these operators to the unit operator, as well
as the related simultaneous approximation and the global smoothness
preservation property of these operators. The corresponding general
approximation theory of general singular integral operators is
presented with many applications to the trigonometric singular
integral. For the convenience of the reader, the chapters of this book
are written in a self-contained style. This monograph is intended for
researchers, graduate students working in many areas of pure and
applied mathematics, including mathematical analysis, probability,
statistics, ordinary and partial differential equations.


From: Victor Pereyra <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:05:24 -0500
Subject: New Book, Least Squares Data Fitting with Applications

Least Squares Data Fitting with Applications
by Per Christian Hansen, Victor Pereyra and Godela Scherer

From the back cover:

This book surveys least-squares problems from many perspectives. It is
both a comprehensive introduction to the subject and a valuable
resource to those already well versed in the area. It covers
statistical motivations along with thorough treatments of direct and
iterative methods for linear least squares and optimization methods
for nonlinear least squares. The later chapters contain compelling
case studies of both linear and nonlinear models, with discussions of
model validation as well as model construction and interpretation.

Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin

The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 305 pp, 2013.


From: Andrea Bonito <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:32:05 -0500
Subject: Numerical Approximation of PDEs, Italy, Mar 2013

Numerical Approximation of PDEs: Adaptivity, Error Control and
In occasion of Ricardo H. Nochetto's 60th birthday.
20-22 March 2013. Gargnano del Garda, Brescia, Italy

Adaptive finite element methods are a fundamental numerical tool in
science and engineering. They are known to outperform classical
finite element in practice and deliver optimal convergence rates when
the latter cannot. The aim of this workshop is to stimulate a fruitful
discussion regarding adaptivity, error control and convergence
analysis in the context of numerical approximation of partial
differential equations.

Douglas Arnold (UMN)
Luis Caffarelli (UT Austin)
Bernardo Cockburn (UMN)
Ronald DeVore (Texas A&M)
Sandro Salsa (PoliMi)

The organization committee gratefully acknowledge the support of the
Universita di Milano, the MOX Laboratory at Politecnico di Milano, and
the Dipartimento di Matematica of Universita di Pavia.

DEADLINE for registration: 24 February 2013


From: Daniel Kressner <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:09:54 -0500
Subject: Swiss Numerics Colloquium, EPFL, Switzerland, Apr 2013

This year's Swiss Numerics Colloquium will take place on April 5,
2013 at the EPF Lausanne, Switzerland. The conference aims at
bringing together researchers both from the academic and industrial
sectors in Switzerland.

We are excited to welcome two distinguished plenary speakers:
Prof. Annalisa Buffa (IMATI CNR) and Prof. Endre Suli (Oxford).

Further information can be found on the website:

The deadline for submitting presentations is March 4, 2013.

We kindly ask participants to register for the conference by
March 31, 2013 (even if they are not planning to present a talk
or a poster). There is no registration fee.

The organizers: Assyr Abdulle, Simone Deparis, Daniel Kressner,
Fabio Nobile, Marco Picasso, and Alfio Quarteroni.


From: Peijun Li <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:38:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Inverse Problems in Scattering and Imaging, USA, Apr 2013

Workshop on Inverse Problems in Scattering and Imaging
April 13, 2013, Purdue University

The Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM) is pleased
to announce a one day Workshop on Inverse Problems in Scattering and
Imaging on April 13, 2013 at Department of Mathematics, Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers in various fields
that involve inverse problems in scattering and imaging. It aims to
offer a comfortable and spirited gathering at a small scale to promote
exchange of ideas between colleagues in modeling, analysis, and
computation of inverse problems along with applications, and to
explore future research directions.

Invited Speakers: Gang Bao, Joyce McLaughlin, Rosemary Renaut, John
Schotland, Hongkai Zhao

The conference is free of charge. However, advance registration is
required so that we can prepare name tags, conference packets and
refreshments. Deadline for registration as well as for submission of
titles and abstracts for contributed talks, is Friday, March 29,
2013. To register, please contact the organizers Jie Shen
( or Peijun Li ( and
send an email with subject line "Purdue Workshop". Please include your
full name, your institution, and your email address in the body of the

This conference is supported in part by the CCAM and NSF
DMS-1151308. For more information, please visit the web site at


From: Panagiotis Chatzipantelidis <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:19:21 -0500
Subject: European Finite Element Fair, Greece, May 2013

The 11th European Finite Element Fair (2013) will take place on May 31
- June, 2013, in ACMAC - Archimedes Center for Modeling, Analysis and
Computation, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

For registration, how to reach and further information, please see the
web page


Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:20:17 +0100
Subject: Dynamics Days Europe XXXIII, Spain, Jun 2013

This is an announcement of the 33th edition of Dynamics Days Europe
(DDE-XXXIII), that will take place in Madrid (Spain) from 3rd to 7th
of June 2013.

The list of accepted minisymposia has already been published at

The list of invited speakers has been updated including the title and
abstract of the plenary lectures

Abstract submission for contributed talks and posters has deadline on
March 1st 2013.

Registration is now open at

The Conference has obtained the Sponsored Conference label from the
European Physical Society. EPS Individual Members can apply for an IM
Travel Grant to attend the DDE-XXXIII Conference
( The EPS grants one Poster
Prize (250 euros) to award the PhD student presenting the best poster
at the conference.

All other details on the Conference scope, venue, scientific and
organizing committes are available at the conference website,, which is updated in real time.


From: Carolyn Sellers <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:17:06 +0000
Subject: Studentships Available, MAFELAP 2013, UK, Jun 2013


MAFELAP 2013: 11th - 14th June 2013
Brunel University, UK

MAFELAP 2013, the Fourteenth Conference on the Mathematics of Finite
Elements and Applications, will take place at Brunel University, UK,
during the period 11 - 14 June, 2013.

Details of the conference and registration forms can be found at:

As a result of a grant from the Institute of Mathematics and Its
Applications (IMA) the conference is able to fund a number of MAFELAP
2013 Studentships for research students who are studying at
universities in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, who do not have
other means of support. These studentships will cover the
registration fees at the conference (not accommodation or travel).
Applications are now invited, and any student wishing to apply for a
studentship should, not later than 4 April 2013, submit a Case for
Support (not more than 1 A4 page) together with a supporting letter
from his/her supervisor to


From: Xiaozhe Hu <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:58:24 -0500
Subject: Numerical Modeling of Fluids and Structures, Bulgaria, Jun 2013

We are pleased to announce a special session entitled:

Numerical Modeling of Fluids and Structures

at the 9th International Conference on Large-Scale Scientific
Computations (LSSC) that will be held in Sozopol, Bulgaria from June 3
to 7, 2013. The special session focuses on developing, investigating,
and applying advanced modeling and simulation techniques to various
multiphysics and mutiscale problems, more specifically on numerical
models of fluids, structures and their interactions. In addition to
the presentations we plan to organize one discussion session led by
experts. Women and researchers from underrepresented groups are
encouraged to attend. Funds may be available to support the travel of
selected participants from US institutions. Please email to to apply.

For updated information on the conference and the Special Session,
please visit the website of the Large Scale Scientific Computing


From: NUMTA2013 <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:37:08 +0100
Subject: NUMTA2013, Italy, Jun 2013

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

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

Submission of one page abstracts: March 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2013
Payment of the regular registration fee: March 30, 2013
Hotel reservation: May 5, 2013
Conference: June 17-23, 2013
Submission of papers to the special issue: October 31, 2013
Reviewing process: October 31, 2013 - October 31, 2014


From: Shi Jin <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:54:52 -0600 (CST)
Subject: PRIMA-2013, China, Jun 2013

PRIMA is an association of mathematical sciences institutes,
departments and societies from around the Pacific Rim, established in
2005 with the aim of promoting and facilitating the development of the
mathematical sciences throughout the Pacific Rim region. Its congress
is held every four years. The first congress was held in 2009 in
Sydney, Australia. The second PRIMA congress in Shanghai will feature
2 public lectures and 11 plenary speakers from distinguished
mathematicians, and 23 special sessions covering all major areas of

The conference also welcomes contributed talks and other participants.

For more information check


From: Melina Freitag <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:30:38 -0500
Subject: Bifurcation Theory, Num Lin Alg and AppL, UK, Jul 2013

Bifurcation Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Applications
a conference in honour of Alastair Spence's 65th birthday.

Dates: 1-2 July 2013
Place: University of Bath, UK

The meeting will take place the week after the 25th Biennial
Conference on Numerical Analysis in Strathclyde which is preceded by
the Preconditioning Conference in Oxford.

Confirmed invited speakers: Howard Elman (Maryland); Andrew Stuart
(Warwick); Franoise Tisseur (Manchester); Fengshan Bai (Tsinghua );
Ian Sloan (New South Wales); Des Higham (Strathclyde); Karl Meerbergen
(Leuven); Andrew Cliffe (Nottingham); Simon Tavener (Colorado State);
Alan Champneys (Bristol); Gerald Moore (London); Bodo Werner

To register, please send an email to

For full details including accommodation, please visit the conference


From: Serge Gratton <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:47:39 +0100
Subject: Optimization workshop honoring Philippe Toint, France, Jul 2013

Recent Advances on Optimization, July 24-26, 2013, Toulouse, France

An international conference on optimization will be organized under
the umbrella of a research programme supported by the RTRA STAE
foundation in Toulouse from the 24th to 26th of July 2013. The
conference will address topics in unconstrained and constrained
optimization, with and without derivatives. It will be also the
occasion to celebrate the many contributions made by Philippe L. Toint
to the field. A half-day session related to the RTRA data assimilation
project "ADTAO" will be part of this conference.

Contributed talks and posters related to the topics of the conference
are welcome, and will be added to the programme as far as schedule
constraints permit.

Confirmed invited speakers: Stefania Bellavia, Andrew Conn, John
Dennis, Andreas Griewank, Michael Kocvara, Jorge More, Benedetta
Morini, Jorge Nocedal, Michael Powell - Cambridge University (UK) Mike
Saunders, Annick Sartenaer, Katya Scheinberg, Luis Nunes Vicente,
Ya-xiang Yuan, Stephen Wright

01.01.2013: Online registration open
15.03.2013: Due date for contributed presentations
30.03.2013: Due date for poster presentations
15.05.2013: Registration deadline

Thanks to our sponsors, no registration fees are required. However
registration is mandatory. Registration information (name, firstname,
affiliation) should be sent directly to Brigitte Yzel

Information on how to submit your contribution can be found on the
webpage of the conference:


From: Kate Lewin <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:44:46 -0500
Subject: Oxford Conf on Challenges in Applied Maths, UK, Jul 2013

OCCAM is delighted to announce a major conference celebrating five
years of international, interdisciplinary, collaborative applied
mathematics to be held in St Annes College, Oxford from 1st - 5th
July 2013

The Oxford Conference on Challenges in Applied Mathematics (OCCAM)
will cover the four keys areas of:
Continuum Mechanics (Monday, 1st July)
Energy and Resources (Tuesday, 2nd July)
Bioscience (Wednesday, 3rd July)
Methodologies (Thursday, 4th and Friday, 5th July)

The conference will be both a celebration of what we and our partners
have achieved so far and an insight in to the latest thinking from
scientists across the academic world. In the spirit of OCCAM there
will be plenty of time for delegates to get involved via Q & A,
discussion and informal collaboration.

A list of confirmed speakers is available on the conference homepage
and registration is via an online form only
( Please
register early as places are strictly limited and we have already
received a lot of interest in this event.


From: "Frank E. Curtis" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:56:11 -0500
Subject: MOPTA Conference, USA, Aug 2013

MOPTA Conference, Lehigh University, August 14-16, 2013

The thirteenth annual Modeling and OPtimization: Theory and
Applications (MOPTA) Conference will be held at Lehigh University,
Bethlehem, PA, USA, on August 14-16 (Wednesday to Friday), 2013.

Confirmed speakers (so far): Brian Denton (University of Michigan);
Abhijit Deshmukh (Purdue University); Omar Ghattas (University of
Texas at Austin); Ignacio Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon University);
Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo (University of Minnesota); Jorge Nocedal
(Northwestern University); Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo)

This is an invitation for session organizers, contributed talks, and
posters. If interested, then please contact: Frank E. Curtis <>

Current conference and program information is available at:

MOPTA aims at bringing together a diverse group of people from both
discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and
applied aspects. There will be a small number of invited plenary
talks from distinguished speakers as well as organized sessions and
contributed talks, spread over three days. Our target is to provide a
diverse set of exciting new developments from different areas of
optimization research while at the same time providing a setting which
will allow increased interaction among the participants. We aim to
bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied
communities in the framework of a medium-scale event who do not
usually have the chance to interact in larger meetings.


From: Paolo Bientinesi <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:07:36 +0100
Subject: HeteroPar'2013, Germany, Aug 2013

11th International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools
for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms, HeteroPar'2013
August 26 or 27, 2012, Aachen, Germany
in conjunction with EuroPar 2013

Submission of manuscripts: Friday, May 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance: Monday, July 8, 2013
Deadline for final version: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Date of workshop: Mon.-Tue., August 26 or 27, 2013

The topics to be covered include but are not limited to:
- Heterogeneous parallel programming paradigms and models
- Languages, libraries, and interfaces for different heterogeneous
parallel programming models
- Performance models and their integration into the design of
efficient parallel algorithms for heterogeneous platforms
- Parallel algorithms for heterogeneous and/or hierarchical multi-core
- Parallel algorithms for efficient problem solving on heterogeneous
platforms (numerical linear algebra, nonlinear systems, fast
transforms, computational biology, data mining, multimedia, etc.)
- Software engineering for heterogeneous parallel systems
- Applications on heterogeneous platforms
- Integration of parallel and distributed computing on heterogeneous
- Experience of porting parallel software from supercomputers to
heterogeneous platforms
- Fault tolerance of parallel computations on heterogeneous platforms
- Algorithms, models and tools for grid, desktop grid, cloud, and
green computing


From: "Martin J. Gander" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 06:25:22 -0500
Subject: PDE Constrained Optimization, Switzerland, Sep 2013

A conference on domain decomposition methods for optimization with PDE
constraints will take place at the Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona,
Switzerland, on September 1-6, 2013. The focus of this conference is
on new, innovative techniques for the parallel solution of large scale
constrained optimization problems where partial differential equations
appear as an essential part of the constraints.

Confirmed speakers include
Harbir Antil
Eldad Haber
Laurence Halpern
Matthias Heinkenschloss
Des Higham
Ronald Hoppe
Axel Klawonn
Rolf Krause
Yvon Maday
Zdenek Strakos
Boris Vexler
Gerhard Wanner

You are cordially invited to participate in the conference.
Registration is now open until May 15, 2013. We are also soliciting
minisymposia proposals until March 31, 2013.

Thanks to generous funding by our sponsors, participants only need to
pay for accommodation, which is on site and includes room and board
for the duration of the conference. Please see the conference website
for further details:

The organizers: Martin J. Gander, Felix Kwok and Rolf Krause


From: BertramDring <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:50:13 -0500
Subject: Summer School, Numerical Methods for SDEs, Austria, Sep 2013

We are glad to announce a Summer School on

"Numerical Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations"

which will take place from 2-4 September, 2013, at Vienna University
of Technology, Austria.

The summer school aims to bring together talented young researchers in
the field of (stochastic) differential equations and computational
finance, mainly in their first PhD year.

In a series of four lectures, each of four renowned international
experts will give an introduction and present new numerical
results. The topics of the summer school include Monte-Carlo methods,
numerical techniques for stochastic (partial) differential equations,
error estimation, and applications in sciences and finance. The
following speakers have confirmed to present mini-courses:

Evelyn Buckwar (Linz, Austria)
Desmond Higham (Strathclyde, United Kingdom)
Andreas Rler (Lbeck, Germany)
Gabriel Lord (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) (to be confirmed)

For further information, please see

Bertram Dring, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Ansgar Jngel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


From: "Kirsten Wilden" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:37:58 -0500
Subject: SIAM Geometric and Physical Modeling, USA, Nov 2013

SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM13)

Organizing Committee
General Co-chairs:
Elaine Cohen, University of Utah, USA
Stefanie Hahmann, University Grenoble INP, France
Konrad Polthier, Freie Universitt Berlin, Germany
Wenping Wang, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Program Co-chairs:
Kai Hormann, Universit della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
Sara McMains, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Georg Umlauf, University of Applied Science Constance, Germany

Location: The Curtis, A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Denver, CO, USA
Dates: November 11-14, 2013
Twitter hashtag: #GDSPM13

Due date for abstract submissions for proceedings: April 8, 2013
Due date for full paper submissions for proceedings: April 15, 2013
Due date for minisymposium proposals: June 3, 2013
Due date for abstracts of all contributed and minisymposium
presentations: July 1, 2013

Please visit for
detailed submission information.

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: Miguel Anjos <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:24:31 -0500
Subject: Research Chair Position, Data Science for Real-Time Decision-Making

Joining forces and combining their efforts in 2012, Ecole
Polytechnique de Montreal, Universite de Montreal and HEC Montreal
were successful in being awarded a prestigious Canada Excellence
Research Chair. This Chair comes within the general field of
"information and communications technologies", one of four priority
fields defined in the Science and Technology Strategy of the
Government of Canada. This strategy aims at the development of new
models, methodologies and algorithms to enhance optimisation and
real-time decision-making in the context of extremely large quantities
of data (Big Data) and profits from the approaches of both machine
learning and operations research. The Chair will train highly
qualified personnel and encourage technology transfer for numerous

The Chair will benefit from an exceptional, stimulating and
world-class collaborative environment, with 800 scientists in
operations research and machine learning, including the
interuniversity research Centers CIRRELT(Centre interuniversitaire de
recherche sur les reseaux d'entreprises, la logistique et le
transport) ( and GERAD (Groupe d'etudes et de
recherches en analyse de decisions) (

In this context, Polytechnique is currently seeking an outstanding,
innovative and internationally renowned researcher for the position of
Professor and


Please go to under Current Assignments for a
complete description of the responsibilities of the Chair and to
apply. For further information of a more scientific nature, you may
contact Professor Gilles Savard, V.-P. Research and Innovation
(Polytechnique Montreal) at . All
information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Polytechnique is an equal opportunity employer.


From: Shi Jin <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:32:38 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Faculty Positions, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ, China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top universities in China,
is undertaking a major expansion aimed at becoming one of the world's
leading centers of scientific research. Building a first-rate
Department of Mathematics is an essential part of this expansion. An
ambitious faculty recruitment program, aimed at attracting several
dozens of faculty members at all levels, including both senior
academic leaders and promising young researchers, will be continued
for the next few years. Salary and start-up packages are competitive
with the peer institutions in China, and at the international level in
special cases.

Candidates will be considered at all ranks, and in all major fields of
mathematics, including algebra and number theory, analysis, applied
and computational mathematics, geometry and topology, and
statistics. Joint offers may be made jointly with the Institute of
Natural Sciences ( at SJTU in the areas of
applied mathematics and statistics.

Endowed Chair Professorships are available to senior mathematicians
with well-established academic credentials. Other senior and junior
professorships are open to candidates with exceptional research
records or potential.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including a list of
publications, summary of future research plans, and four letters of
reference. Application materials should preferably be electronically
sent to

They can also be mailed to

The Hiring Committee Department of Mathematics Shanghai Jiao Tong
University Shanghai 200240, China.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue for
the next several years.


From: Per Christian Hansen <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:19:14 -0500
Subject: Asst Professor Position, Comp Reconstruction Algs, DTU

DTU Physics and DTU Compute at the Technical University of Denmark
invite applications for a position as Assistant Professor in
Computational Reconstruction Algorithms. The position is available
from June 1, 2013.

The position is shared between the two departments and is associated
with a newly established 3D Imaging Initiative at DTU. The assistant
professor will be part of a team that develops computational
reconstruction algorithms in multi- dimensional space for materials
characterization, using data from large-scale measurement facilities
such as synchrotrons, neutron sources and free electron lasers. Key
elements of this work are the formulation of the underlying
mathematical models and the utilization of large data sets for
immediate applicability in materials physics studies. The Assistant
Professor is expected to take part in teaching activities at both

The candidate must demonstrate a strong background in
mathematical/physical modeling and scientific computing, and must be
able to work across the disciplines. Good communication skills are
required. For more details, see:

Applications must be written in English and submitted online via the
above home page by March 31, 2013.

Professor Per Christian Hansen, DTU Compute; Senior
Researcher Sren Schmidt, DTU physics;


From: Olof Runborg <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:07:09 +0100
Subject: Asst Professor Position, Numerical Analysis, KTH

The Department of Mathematics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
annonuces an assistant professorship in Numerical Analysis.

Outstanding candidates with documented research in numerical analysis
are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position concerns research and teaching within the subject area
numerical analysis in addition to related administrative duties. The
successful candidate is expected to contribute to an active and
creative research environment. The successful candidate is also
expected to contribute to the development of the department's
education within the subject area at basic and advanced level, and
also with respect to master theses.

The Division of Numerical Analysis at KTH offers a strong research
environment with research mainly focused on the development, analysis
and implementation of numerical methods for differential equations
used in simulations of physical systems within many applications.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

For the complete announcement and instructions for how to apply,
please visit

For further information, please contact Professor Anna-Karin Tornberg


From: Lucia Mirabella <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:20:40 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Cardiovascular Fluid Mech Lab, Georgia Tech

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia
Tech and Emory University (Georgia Tech, Atlanta Campus) is seeking an
outstanding candidate to fill the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in
the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (CFM Lab). This
position is available immediately.

The required qualifications are: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a
related discipline, demonstrated experience in fluid-structure
interaction modeling (applications to the heart and cardiovascular
system are especially beneficial), excellent collaborative and
communication skills, strong proficiency in English.

The successful candidate will be contributing to a project that seeks
to develop and utilize an advanced fluid-structure interaction (FSI)
model of the mitral valve system to analyze the valve in the normal,
diseased, or repaired states. The project is being carried out in
collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology, the
University of Maine and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

Georgia Tech offers a competitive total compensation package.

Further information on this opening and on the CFM Lab can be found at

Interested applicants should forward by e-mail a cover letter,
curriculum vitae (please attach up to three recent publications), a
short description of career goals and the names, telephone numbers and
e-mail addresses of three professional references to
Dr. Ajit Yoganathan:
Ms. Sandra Maffey:


From: Timo Betcke <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:01:53 -0500
Subject: Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing, Univ College London

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in
Scientific Computing/Numerical Modelling. The successful candidate
will work as part of an interdisciplinary team across the UCL Centre
for Medical Image Computing and the UCL Department of Mathematics on
the development of numerical solvers for complex medical imaging
applications. In particular this involves

(i) The development of GPU based fast multipole methods for boundary
element formulations as part of the BEM++ project (,
and its coupling to finite element libraries for the efficient
solution of complex medical imaging problems.

(ii) The extension of the existing finite element codes to include
adaptive meshing, a-posteriori error estimators, discontinuous
Galerkin methods, and parallel solvers.

Candidates should have experience with finite element and or boundary
element methods. Software development experience in C++ is essential.

Further information is available at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:
Prof Simon Arridge (UCL CMIC), tel: +44(0)20 7679 3714
Dr Timo Betcke (UCL Mathematics), tel: +44(0)20 3108 4068

The closing date for applications is 25 Mar 2013. The position is
initially funded until October 2014 with the possibility of extension
depending on available funding.


From: Sven Leyffer <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:36:09 -0600
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization and Multiscale Data

Postdoc Position in Optimization and Multiscale Analysis of Energy

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a
postdoctoral position to develop mathematical/algorithmic approaches
for merging engineering multiscale data arising in tomography and
fluorescence experiments from the Advanced Photon Source (APS). This
task includes the development of mathematical models for merging
multiscale data, extending image registration techniques based on
PDE-constrained optimization to bridge scales, and implementing these
methods in scalable libraries, such as Argonnes Toolkit for Advanced
Optimization (TAO). The postdoc will also interact with APS scientists
and with computer scientists at MCS on data-related topics such as
parallel data models

The appointment will be in the Mathematics and Computer Science
Division, which has strong programs in scientific computing, software
tools, and computational mathematics. Candidates should be familiar
with C/C++ and have a background in one or more of the following:
optimization, scientific computing, data analysis, and machine
learning. Experience with parallel toolkits such as PETSc, or
large-scale optimization is a plus.

For further information about this position and the application
process, please see

Sven Leyffer, Todd Munson, and Stefan Wild
MCS Division, Argonne National Laboratory


From: Simon Shaw <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:49:55 +0000
Subject: PhD Studentship Position, Brunel Univ, UK

The Maths Department (in the School of Information Systems Computing
and Mathematics) at Brunel University is offering a government
research council (EPSRC) funded competitive PhD studentship to home
students (fees plus bursary) or EU students (fees only). More
information about the studentship and the application procedure is
available at .


From: Olof Runborg <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:36:25 +0100
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Analysis, KTH

We invite outstanding candidates to apply for a PhD position in
Numerical Analysis at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Applicants should hold a Master of Science degree or an equivalent
degree and have solid background in Mathematics, Numerical analysis
and preferably also an application area. Programming skills are also

The successful candidate will work on the numerical approximation of
high frequency wave propagation, with applications in e.g.
electromagnetics, acoustics, geophysics and quantum dynamics. In
particular, it will involve the development and analysis of numerical
methods based on so-called Gaussian Beams for e.g. the wave equation,
the Schrdinger equation and the Helmholtz equation.

Dead-line for applications is March 11, 2013. For the complete
announcement and instructions for how to apply, please visit

For further information, please contact Professor Olof Runborg


From: "Lucking, Laura - Chichester" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:24:15 +0000
Subject: Contents, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 6(1)

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining - FREE Sample Issue,
Volume 6, Issue 1 - Special Issue on Astrostatistics

Guest Editorial

Special Issue on Astrostatistics (pages 1-2) Axel Gandy and Roberto


Bayesian model averaging in astrophysics: a review (pages 3-14) David
Parkinson and Andrew R. Liddle

Measurement errors and scaling relations in astrophysics: a review
(pages 15-33) Stefano Andreon and Merilee Hurn

Combining computer models to account for mass loss in stellar
evolution (pages 34-52) Nathan M. Stein, David A. van Dyk, Ted von
Hippel, Steven DeGennaro, Elizabeth J. Jeffery and William H. Jefferys

CASOS: a subspace method for anomaly detection in high dimensional
astronomical databases (pages 53-72) Marc Henrion, David J. Hand, Axel
Gandy and Daniel J. Mortlock

Periodicity detection in irregularly sampled light curves by robust
regression and outlier detection (pages 73-89) Anita Monika Thieler,
Michael Backes, Roland Fried and Wolfgang Rhode

End of NA Digest