NA Digest Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Volume 15 : Issue 43

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Nick Higham
Date: December 02, 2015
Subject: Jack Williams (1943-2015)

I am sad to report that Jack Williams passed away on November 13th,
2015, at the age of 72. Jack obtained his PhD from the University of
Oxford Computing Laboratory in 1968 and joined the Department of
Mathematics at the University of Manchester in 1971. He was teaching
in Manchester up until last summer.

Jack's main research area was approximation theory, focusing
particularly on Chebyshev approximation of real and complex functions.
He also worked on ordinary differential equations (ODEs), and these
two interests were combined in his later work on Chebyshev
approximation applied to solutions of parameter-dependent ODEs.

An appreciation of Jack can be found at
and that page has a place for visitors to leave comments.


From: David Griffiths
Date: December 05, 2015
Subject: New Book: Essential PDEs

Essential Partial Differential Equations
David Griffiths, John Dold & David Silvester
Springer Undergraduate Maths Series

Written in an informal yet rigorous style, this volume provides an
introduction to the analytical and numerical aspects of PDEs. It
unifies an analytical and computational approach; the qualitative
behaviour of solutions being established using the classical concepts
of maximum principles and energy methods.

Notable inclusions are the treatment of irregularly shaped boundaries,
polar coordinates, anisotropic diffusion and the use of flux-limiters
when approximating hyperbolic conservation laws. The numerical
analysis of finite difference schemes is rigorously developed using
discrete maximum principles and discrete Fourier analysis. A novel
feature is the inclusion of a chapter containing projects, intended
for either individual or group study, that cover a range of topics
such as parabolic smoothing, travelling waves, isospectral matrices,
and the approximation of multidimensional advection-diffusion

The underlying theory is illustrated by numerous examples and there
are around 300 exercises that are starred according to level of
difficulty. Solutions to odd-numbered exercises are available to all
readers while even-numbered solutions are available to authorised
instructors. The Matlab files used to generate the tables and figures
are also available from the web site.


From: Vladik Kreinovich
Date: December 08, 2015
Subject: Dean of Engineering Position, Univ of Texas, El Paso

FYI, please note that in our University, Computer Science is part of
College of Engineering


The University of Texas, El Paso invites nominations and applications
for the position of Dean of Engineering.

Nominations and application materials (consisting of a letter of
interest, a CV, and a list of five professional references as a single
PDF file entitled "LastName-FirstName.pdf") should be submitted to Alternately, the materials may be mailed to:

Dean Search Committee
College of Engineering
The University of Texas, El Paso
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968

A more detailed description of the position may be obtained at

Applications will be reviewed
beginning January 15, 2016, and will be accepted until the position is
filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in
employment or the provision of services.


From: Bill Layton
Date: December 02, 2015
Subject: Lead Developer Position, Center for Simulation and Modeling

Open Position: Lead Developer in the Center for Simulation and
Modeling at the University of Pittsburgh . The Center for Simulation
and Modeling at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to
supporting and facilitating computational-based research across the
university using the latest advances in high performance and
multiscale computing by providing personalized consulting to assist
faculty and staff across a variety of disciplines.

The Lead Developer is responsible for leading a team responsible for
the development of breakthrough computational software across a wide
range of scientific disciplines in support of several faculty research
groups affiliated with the Center for Simulation and Modeling. The
Lead Developer will provide strategic oversight and project management
as it pertains to software development, as well as expertise as it
pertains to the most complex software development within the
Center. The incumbent will establish, communicate, and execute goals
and initiatives in conjunction with the Technical Director. The Lead
Developer will act as the primary liaison and expert for the Center as
it pertains to collaboration with faculty research groups on the
design, development, and implementation of computational software that
will meet the needs of each group. The Lead Developer will establish
project plans and ensure the integration and collaboration of
necessary resources to meet project goals. On a continuous basis, the
Lead Developer will evaluate existing technologies and operations to
identify opportunities for enhancements. As well, as Lead Developer,
the incumbent will guide and mentor software development efforts lead
by students in the labs of faculty research groups. The Lead Developer
will also be responsible for the development of training materials for
workshops held by the Center, as directed.

To apply, go to


From: Bill Layton
Date: December 02, 2015
Subject: Systems Analyst Position, Center for Simulation and Modeling

Open Position: Systems Analyst in the Center for Simulation and
Modeling at the University of Pittsburgh The Center for Simulation and
Modeling at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to supporting
and facilitating computational-based research across the university
using the latest advances in high performance and multiscale computing
by providing personalized consulting to assist faculty and staff
across a variety of disciplines.

The Systems Analyst is responsible for assisting the Technical
Director with the administration of the computational resources within
the Center for Simulation and Modeling (SaM). As Systems Analyst, the
incumbent provides advanced, technical consultation to faculty
research directors and staff regarding high performance and multiscale
computing. The Systems Analyst will collaborate with faculty and staff
researchers to identify and understand user needs and develop and
implement often complex solutions to meet the needs of the
researchers. The Systems Analyst will be responsible for the intake of
requests and determining the appropriate level of consultation
necessary for each request, triaging and disseminating requests to SaM
Consultants, as necessary. The Systems Analyst will administer the job
queueing system, administer computer servers, and assist in day-to-day
administration of user-facing systems. The Systems Analyst will be
responsible for independent oversight of the high performance
computing systems, which will include identifying, communicating, and
troubleshooting system failures and service outages. The Systems
Analyst will develop and generate summary and status reports regarding
system usage and availability in an efficient manner.

To apply, go to


From: Hans De Sterck
Date: December 01, 2015
Subject: Faculty Positions, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Monash Univ

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University invites
applications for a number of continuing academic positions in Applied
Mathematics at the level of Senior Lecturer/Lecturer. The school is
currently going through a phase of significant growth that will
reinforce its position as a research leader in Applied Mathematics.

Research areas of interest include PDEs, scientific computing,
numerical analysis, asymptotic analysis, applied analysis, dynamical
systems, and related areas. We are interested in outstanding academics
who apply their mathematics research to problems in science,
engineering, technology, and the biomedical sciences. These are
continuing positions subject to probation review after five years.

Monash University is a leading Australian research university that
ranks in the top-100 globally. Monash University is located in
Melbourne, which is a major cosmopolitan centre and has been named the
world's most liveable city for five years in a row.

For more information on these positions, please visit

Application deadline is 29 February 2016.


From: Wei Cai
Date: December 07, 2015
Subject: Tenure Track Positions, Beijing Comput. Science Research Center (CSRC)

CSRC ( is a new and rapidly growing research
institution in China dedicated to computational sciences research. It
offers excellent research environment and on-site facilities,
including a 14k core 800-Tflop in-house computer Tianhe2- JK.

Two Tenure Track Position at the Algorithms division are available for
strongly-motivated researchers to conduct high quality computational
algorithms research with scientists at CSRC in the following targeted
- Numerical Linear Algebra for parallel high performance computing (HPC);
- HPC CFD or CEM with expertise in parallel program languages and computing;
- Quantum Monte Carlo methods;
- Density functional theory calculation;
- Ab initio MD and Classical MD;
- Image and data analysis.

Monthly salary for the positions is RMB 25,000-42,000 depending on
qualification and center research funding, housing, and transportation
benefits are also provided. CSRC will assist the successful eligible
candidate to apply for China's global talent program for young
scientists with awards of considerable compensation and research

The potential candidates should demonstrate record of top quality
independent research in the development of computational methods and
their applications in one of the targeted areas and have experience in
conducting scientific computing interdisciplinary research.

Applications should consist of curriculum vitae, including a list of
publications, summary of future research plans, and three letters of
reference. Application materials should be electronically sent to Ms.
Ying Fan by email with a subject line Algorithms
Tenure Track. Positions are available immediately.


From: Guoqing Tang
Date: December 01, 2015
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Biomathematics, North Carolina A&T State Univ

The Department of Mathematics at North Carolina A&T State University
invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track assistant or
associate professorship in Biomathematics available in August
2016. The Department encourages persons from all areas of
biomathematics to apply but is particularly interested in areas at the
interface of mathematics and biosciences such as mathematical
epidemiology, mathematical neurosciences, mathematical modeling of
drug delivery and disease intervention/ prevention, mathematical and
statistical methods for human genetics and population growth,
biomedical imaging processing, stochastic modeling of biological and
biomedical processes. The Department of Mathematics seeks candidates
to join a growing Department with interactive faculty. The detailed
posting of the position can be found at

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2016, and the
review will continue until the position is filled. Interested
applicants must submit the following items via the job posting at 1) letter of interest (cover
letter); 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) legible copies of all
undergraduate and graduate transcripts (upload a copy of each
transcript under the degree name; original transcripts will be
required if hired); 4) statement of teaching philosophy; and 5)
statement of research interests and accomplishments.


From: Timo Heister
Date: November 30, 2015
Subject: Tenured/Tenure-Track Position, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson Univ

The Department of Mathematical Sciences (
anticipates a tenure-track faculty position in computational
mathematics beginning August 2016. Please see for details.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting with the
Fall 2016 semester. Targeted recruiting is for the assistant professor
rank, but applicants at all ranks will be considered. We are looking
to hire a mathematician working in the area of computational
mathematics. Desirable attributes for candidates include post-doctoral
experience; collaborative possibilities with faculty members in the
Department and related disciplines; and an interest in innovative
applications. Candidates should have strong potential or demonstrated
capability for effective research and teaching in the mathematical
sciences. The Department includes the areas of algebra and discrete
mathematics; analysis; computational mathematics; operations research;
mathematical statistics and probability; and applied statistics. For
further information regarding the department and its programs, please
visit the web site An earned doctorate or
equivalent is required for the tenure track positions. Review of
applications will begin on November 20, 2015 and will continue until
the positions are filled. Applications received by December 31, 2015
will receive full consideration. Applicants should indicate their
research specialties and interests in their cover letter. Vita,
statements on teaching and research, and four reference letters, one
of which addressing candidate's teaching, should be electronically
filed at Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer
and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of
age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic
information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse
faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and
encourages applications from minorities and women.


From: James Adler
Date: December 07, 2015
Subject: Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor Position, HPC, Tufts Univ

Tufts University, Department of Mathematics
Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) Position
High Performance Computing

Applications are invited for a term-limited Norbert Wiener Assistant
Professorship to begin September 1, 2016. The contract will be for
three years. A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or a closely
related field is required. Evidence of strong teaching and a promise
of strong research, with a research focus on High Performance
Computing, are required. The teaching load will be two courses per

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in current
interdisciplinary research activities within the department in the
fields of Scientific Computing and Computational Applied
Mathematics. Ongoing departmental research includes Computational
PDEs, Numerical Linear Algebra, Computational Neuroscience, and
Mathematical Modeling in Economics, to name a few.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement, and teaching statement, which should all be submitted
through In addition, applicants should arrange for
three letters of recommendation to be submitted through If a recommender cannot
submit online, we will accept signed PDF attachments sent to, or paper letters mailed to HPC Search Committee
Chair, Department of Mathematics, Bromfield-Pearson Hall, Tufts
University, Medford, MA 02155. Review of applications will begin on
Dec. 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our
faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to


From: Blanca Ayuso de Dios
Date: November 30, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Num Meth for PDEs, Technical Univ Hamburg-Harbug

The Institute of Mathematics at the Technical University of
Hamburg-Harburg offers one Research Associate (postdoc) position
starting April 1st, 2016 (salary grade 13 TV-L; duration of employment
4 years). The application deadline is set to January 11st, 2016.
Identification number: H-15-166

The post doc position is in the field of Numerical Analysis and
Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, to work in
collaboration with Prof. Blanca Ayuso de Dios (email: Topics of current interest include development
and analysis non standard finite element methods, such as
Discontinuous Galerkin methods, compatible discretizations and virtual
element methods; numerical techniques for high dimensional problems
and multilevel and domain decomposition methods. The PDEs arise
typically from different applications in Continuum Mechanics, Plasma
Physics and Kinetic equations.

The job holder's responsibilities include independent research and
holding classes in the new program of Techno-Mathematics and the usual
administrative duties. Profile: the successful candidate should a Phd
degree or similar qualification and demonstrated experience in
research and (if possible in) teaching.

The application package should contain:
- letter of intent, scientific CV, short description of past and
future research plans, list of publications, talks and teaching record
(if any) and at least two names of possible contacts for references.

Please, send your application with the above mentioned documents,
preferably by email to: and
specify in the subject the identification number: H-15-166 of the

Further Information for application:
in english:
in german:

If you have any questions please contact Prof Blanca Ayuso de Dios


From: Omar Ghattas
Date: December 08, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Fellowship Program, ICES, UT-Austin

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES; at the University of Texas at Austin
invites applications for the ICES Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program. Fellows will conduct research with one or more ICES faculty
in interdisciplinary areas at the interfaces of computing,
mathematics, and applications in science, engineering, and
medicine. Fellowship stipends are $60,000 per year. Applications are
due January 6, 2016 for Fellowships that commence September 1,
2016. More information can be found at


From: Stig Larsson
Date: December 03, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of
Technology and the University of Gothenburg invites applications for
several two-year postdoctoral positions starting August 1, 2016, or
upon agreement.

Outstanding applications in all areas of mathematics will be
considered. Precedence will be given to those who have a research
profile compatible with existing research areas at the Division of
Mathematics within the department. You are encouraged to make an
initial contact with a potential mentor at the division before
applying and to indicate this in your application.

For information about our research areas, see:

Application deadline: February 1, 2016.

For further information and application procedure, see:


From: Tim Burns
Date: November 30, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, NIST

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites
applications for two-year NRC postdoctoral research positions at NIST
Laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado. NIST is
a Federal government research laboratory specializing in measurement
science. ACMD consists of some 43 full-time professional staff, along
with part-time faculty appointees and guest researchers. Staff members
engage in collaborative research with scientists throughout NIST,
providing expertise in applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, and
computational science and engineering.

Research areas of interest include combinatorial and discrete
algorithms, computational materials science, computational fluid
dynamics, computational electromagnetics, mathematical modeling of
magnetic systems, computational biology, orthogonal polynomials and
special functions, applied optimization and simulation, combinatorial
software testing, data mining, immersive visualization, parallel and
distributed algorithms, quantum information science, and statistics
for quantum systems.

Of particular interest are candidates whose interests also overlap
with the thrusts of recent Federal initiatives, including the National
Strategic Computing Initiative
high-performance-computing) and the Materials Genome Initiative
(, especially in the area of uncertainty
quantification for modeling and simulation.

Candidates and their research proposals are evaluated in a competitive
process managed by the National Research Council (NRC) Associateship
Programs. For further details, see
Application deadlines are February 1 and August 1, 2016. Appointments
commence within one year of selection. For questions, contact Timothy

NIST is an equal opportunity employer. The NRC Associateship
Program at NIST is restricted to US citizens.


Date: December 02, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, UQ, KAUST (joint with EPFL, NUS and Oak Ridge)

Three postdoctoral positions at the Stochastic Numerics Research Group
within the Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences Program of
the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in
Saudi Arabia are currently available with a starting date of April 1,
2016. The candidates will be involved in a two-year project on
multilevel techniques for predictive simulation and uncertainty
quantification. Background or expertise in one or more of the
following areas will be considered when selecting candidates:
Numerical solutions of PDEs, Uncertainty quantification, Scientific
computing, Applied Probability and Bayesian statistics, Verification
and validation for computer simulations. Strong interpersonal
qualities from the candidates will be appreciated as he/she will be
working in a highly collaborative project and will be expected to
spend a part of the time at the collaborating institutions.

Qualifications: A successful candidate preferably has completed a
Ph.D. in the field of applied mathematics or computational
engineering, or in any related to one or more of the aforementioned
areas of research. Good computational and programming skills will be

Appointment, salary, and benefits: Appointment period is two
years. Salary is $75,000/year (no income tax paid to the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia). Benefits include medical and dental insurances, air
transportation to KAUST, one round-trip airline ticket per year to
visit home country, and free housing while at KAUST.

Contacts, application material and deadlines: Interested applicants
should send their application to Raul Tempone
at with Cc to

The position will remain open until filled. Successful applications
should include: 1. A full length CV including computational skills and
experience, knowledge of software and computational tools (for each
software, please include your level of proficiency: debutant, medium
or expert), foreign languages. 2. Three professional
references. 3. Three scientific articles.


From: Natalie Germann
Date: December 03, 2015
Subject: Postdoc or PhD Position, Computational Rheology

The research group "Fluid Dynamics of Complex Biosystems" headed
by Prof. Dr. Natalie Germann has an open position in the field of
computational rheology.

The research of Professor Germann's fluid dynamics group focuses on
the rheology of viscoelastic fluids that are of industrial relevance
(e.g. wormlike micelles, polymeric solutions). The reason for the
unusual rheological properties of viscoelastic fluids is their
microstructural dynamics. To establish a more fundamental
understanding of viscoelastic fluids, her research group investigates
the relationship between their rheology and their microstructure. The
research approach combines thermodynamic modeling and numerical
simulation with laboratory experiments. More information about
Professor Germann's fluid dynamics group can be found at

The full description of the position can be found at:

Please send your application by electronic mail and preferably in one
single pdf-document to

For full consideration, the application should include a cover letter,
a detailed CV, a list of publications, copies of all educational
certificates and transcripts of records, a summary of past research
activities, evidence of teaching interest and abilities, and three
letters of recommendation. The deadline for application is January 31,
2015. Early applications are encouraged; applications may be processed
as soon as they are received. TUM is an equal opportunity
employer. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to
apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given
comparable qualification.


From: Romas Baronas
Date: December 01, 2015
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control. 21 (1)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 21, Number 1, 2016

A free on-line edition is available at:


Positive solutions for a class of fractional boundary value problems,
p. 1-17, Jiafa Xu, Zhongli Wei

Optimal control problem for Lengyel-Epstein model with obstacles and
state constraints, p. 18-39, Jiashan Zheng

On fixed point results for alpha-implicit contractions in quasi-metric
spaces and consequences, p. 40-56, Hassen Aydi, Manel Jellali, Erdal

New synchronization criteria for an array of neural networks with
hybrid coupling and time-varying delays, p. 57-76, Yanke Du, Rui Xu

Spatiotemporal superposed rogue-wave-like breathers in a
(3+1)-dimensional variable-coefficient nonlinear Schrödinger equation,
p. 77-91, Hai-Ping Zhu, Ya-Jiang Chen

Projection error evaluation for large multidimensional data sets,
p. 92-102, Kotryna Paulauskiene, Olga Kurasova

Fixed points for Kannan type contractions in uniform spaces endowed
with a graph, p. 103-113, Aris Aghanians, Kourosh Nourouzi

Boundary value problem with integral condition for a Blasius type
equation, p. 114-120, Sergey Smirnov

On the optimality of some multi-point methods for finding multiple
roots of nonlinear equation, p. 121-134, Nebojsa M. Ralevic, Dejan

Modelling of water droplets heat and mass transfer in the course of
phase transitions: I. Phase transitions cycle peculiarities and
iterative scheme of numerical research control and optimization,
p. 135-151, Gintautas Miliauskas, Arvydas Adomavicius, Monika


From: SibJNM
Date: November 30, 2015
Subject: Contents, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
(in Russian)

Volume 17, No. 3, 2014

Afanasyev I.V., Cellular automata model of three organisms populations
in lake Baikal

Lutsenko N.A., Tarasov G.V., Gyrnik K.A., OpenMP version of the
parallel algorithm for calculation of unsteady gas flow through porous
objects with energy sources: Analysis and Application

Orlov A.V., Malyshev A.V., Test problem generation for
quadratic-linear pessimistic bilevel optimization

Romankov A.S., Romenski E.I., Runge--Kutta/WENO method for solving
equations for small amplitude wave propagation in the saturated porous

Tripathy M., Sinha Rajen Kumar, Convergence of $H^1$-Galerkin mixed
finite element method for parabolic problems with reduced regularity
of initial data

Shary S. P., On full rank interval matrices

Shlychkov V.A., Krylova A.I., A numerical model of density currents in
estuaries of the Siberian rivers

Volume 18, No. 3, 2015

Balandin A.L., Tomography of force-free fields

Bandman O.L., Kireeva A.E., Stochastic cellular automata simulation of
oscillations and autowaves in reaction-diffusion systems

Bychkov I.V., Zorkaltsev V.I., Kazazaeva A.V., The weight coefficients
in the weighted least squares method

Zadorin A.I., Lagrange interpolation and Newton-Cotes formulas for
functions with a boundary layer component on piecewise-uniform meshes

Okuonghae R.I., Ikhile M.N.O., Stiffly stable second derivative linear
multistep methods with two hybrid points

Perepelkin E.A., Inverse eigenvalue problem for a class matrices of
second and third order

Solodusha S.V., Yaparova N.M., A numerical solving an inverse boundary
value problem of heat conduction using the Volterra equations of the
first kind

Tarkov M.S., Solving the traveling salesman problem with using
recurrent neural network

Volume 18, No. 4, 2015

Zabinyako G.I., An algorithm of the simplex method using a dual basis

Zorkaltsev V.I., Kiseleva M.A., Oligopolistic interacting markets

Ikramov Kh.D., Normality conditions for semilinear matrix operators of
the Stein type

Marchuk An.G., The assessment of tsunami heights above the bottom
slope within the wave-ray approach

Mohanty R.K., Talwar J., A new compact alternating group explicit
iteration method for the solution of nonlinear time-dependent viscous
Burgers' equation

Novikov I.S., Solving of the optimization problem of economic damage
from environmental pollution by local sources

Rudoy G.I., On applying Monte-Carlo methods to analysis of non-linear
regression models

Solovjov S.V., Modeling of heat transfer of electroconductive liquid
in a spherical layer

Shumilov B.M., A splitting algorithm for wavelet transforms of Hermite
splines of the seventh degree

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