NA Digest Tuesday, May 02, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 18

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy

Sandia National Labs

dmdunla@sandia.gov

Today's Topics:

Jim Douglas, Jr.

Graduate Student Modeling Workshop, USA, Jul 2016

Boundary Element Methods, USA, Aug 2016

Approximation Methods and Data Analysis, Germany, Sep 2016

Postdoc Position, Math Modelling and Scientific Computing, McMaster

Postdoc Positions, Applied Industrial Mathematical Modelling

Postdoc Positions, Numerical Analysis, Prague

PhD Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Bern, Switzerland

PhD Positions, Hamamatsu, Japan

New Journal, Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications

Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 67 (2)

Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 72 (1)

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From: Felipe Pereira luisfelipe.pereira@utdallas.edu

Date: April 30, 2016

Subject: Jim Douglas, Jr.

Jim Douglas, Jr., Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University, was

88 years old when he passed away on April 27, 2016.

Jim received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1952 and spent five

years working in the oil industry before returning to Rice to teach,

moving to the University of Chicago, and completing his career at

Purdue. Jim made important contributions in the area of numerical

solutions of partial differential equations, and was one of the most

influential mathematicians in developing methods for the simulation of

multiphase flows in petroleum reservoirs.

Data from the Mathematics Genealogy Project show his importance to the

area of computational and applied mathematics. He advised 42 students

to the completion of their Ph.D. degrees, and today has 361 degree

descendants. Moreover, when the Texas Institute for Computational and

Applied Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin organized a

conference in 2002 to honor Jim on the occasion of his 75th birthday,

it was determined that he then had 54 postdoctoral associates.

It is a great loss not to have Jim with us anymore. He will be long

remembered.

Felipe Pereira

The University of Texas at Dallas

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From: Ilse Ipsen ipsen@ncsu.edu

Date: May 01, 2016

Subject: Graduate Student Modeling Workshop, USA, Jul 2016

The 22nd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM)

Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State

University, 17-27 July 2016. The workshop is sponsored by the

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI)

together with the Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC)

and the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics,

engineering, and statistics to exciting real-world problems from

industry and government. Projects will be provided by: US Army Corps

of Engineers; Sandia National Laboratories; US Environmental

Protection Agency; Pfizer; and Rho, Inc. The workshop also provides

students with experience in a research team environment and exposure

to possible career opportunities. On the first day, a Software

Carpentry bootcamp will bring students up-to-date on their programming

skills in Python/Matlab and R, and introduce them to version control

systems and software repositories.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students at US

institutions. The application deadline is 15 May 2016. Information is

available at http://www.samsi.info/IMSM16 and questions can be

directed to grad@samsi.info

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From: Paul Martin pamartin@mines.edu

Date: April 29, 2016

Subject: Boundary Element Methods, USA, Aug 2016

The next IABEM (International Association for Boundary Element

Methods) Symposium on Boundary Element Methods will be held on the

campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA,

August 8-10, 2016. Interested participants should submit a one-page

abstract by 15 May 2016. Further details are on the conference

website, http://csmspace.com/events/iabem/

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From: Frank Filbir & Jürgen Prestin filbir@helmholtz-muenchen.de

Date: April 27, 2016

Subject: Approximation Methods and Data Analysis, Germany, Sep 2016

The Institute of Mathematics of University of Lübeck and the Helmholtz

Center Munich will organize a workshop on approximation methods and

data analysis. The workshop will take place from September 5-9, 2016,

at Schloss Hasenwinkel, Mecklenburg, Germany.

Confirmed plenary speakers are Shivkumar Chandrasekaran (University of

California, Santa Barbara); Charles K. Chui (Stanford University);

Massimo Fornasier (Technische Universität München); Volker Michel

(Universität Siegen); Sergei Pereverzyev (Österreichische Akademie der

Wissenschaften, RICAM Linz); Daniel Potts (Technische Universität

Chemnitz); Holger Rauhut (RWTH Aachen); and Ding-Xuan Zhou (City

University of Hong Kong).

The workshop is a continuation of a longstanding tradition of

workshops on approximation theory and related fields held in Northern

Germany since the 1990's. The upcoming workshop is dedicated to the

60th birthday of our colleague Hrushikesh N. Mhaskar.

More information can be found at

http://www.math.uni-luebeck.de/hasenwinkel2016/

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From: Bartosz Protas bprotas@mcmaster.ca

Date: April 30, 2016

Subject: Postdoc Position, Math Modelling and Scientific Computing, McMaster

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the

Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. This

fellowship provides an opportunity to engage in research in close

collaboration with Dr. Protas and his group (more information

available at http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/bprotas ) with a limited

amount of teaching. The focus of this industry-cofunded position will

be research on mathematical and computational modelling of

nonequilibrium electrochemical and thermodynamic processes occurring

in Li-ion batteries. This position is intended for an applied

mathematician interested in exploring a rapidly developing application

area, or for a mathematically-minded chemist with a solid background

in theoretical and computational chemistry. In either case, knowledge

of multiscale modelling (especially homogenization), electrochemistry,

PDEs and scientific computing will be an asset. This research project

also involves close collaboration with chemists and material

scientists as well as research scientists with our Industrial

Partner. The duration of the position will be initially one year with

extension for the second year contingent on satisfactory performance

and availability of funding.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection

will be based on the candidate's research potential and fit with

Dr. Protas' research group. The fellowship starts on September 1, 2016

or earlier, and provides an annual stipend salary of $42,000

CAD. Candidates are required to apply for this fellowship by using the

MathJobs website (see our advertisement with ID McMaster-PDFMMSC

[#8225] at www.mathjobs.org). We will begin reviewing applications on

May 18, 2016. Applications received after this date will be accepted

until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration

applicants are advised to submit all supporting materials by the above

deadline.

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From: Tiago Pereira da Silva tiago@icmc.usp.br

Date: April 27, 2016

Subject: Postdoc Positions, Applied Industrial Mathematical Modelling

The Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry (CEPID-

CeMEAI) a post-doc position available for starting immediately. The

requirements for each of the positions are described below. The salary

is R$ 6.819,30 (around USD 2000,00) per month tax free. The appointed

Post-doc will also get return travel from his/her country to Brazil

paid by the grant. The positions are initially for one year, renewable

for a second year pending on suitable performance.

Post-Doctoral Research Project, University of São Paulo at São Carlos

ICMC - Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Location: São Carlos - São Paulo State- Brazil

Title: Effects of structural changes on the function of complex

networks; Supervisor: Tiago Pereira

Job description/Requirements: The main goal of this project is to

understand how changes in the coupling structure of a network can

affect the overall function. Using synchronization as a paradigm of

network function, we aim at understanding how spontaneous collective

behaviour can be destroyed or enhanced by such structural

modifications. Recent results suggest that certain modifications can

lead to synchronization loss despite the fact that they enhance

topological properties of the network. This project develops a

mathematical theory for this phenomenon, and it is divided into two

objectives of increasing difficulty i) Classification of structures

and links leading to synchronization loss, and ii) Effects of

time-delays in the coupling structure. We will apply our theoretical

results to experiments involving networks of electrical circuits and

time-delayed lasers. The successful applicant will participate of a

collaborative effort being developed by the Brazilian team headed by

Dr. Tiago Pereira and a British team headed by Prof. Jeroen Lamb. A

doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering or a related area

is required, together with strong background on Dynamical Systems in

particular stability theory and synchronization. Candidates with

proven skills in performing independent scientific research and in

programming for high performance computing environments will be

preferred. Interested candidates should send e-mail to

tiago@icmc.usp.br, a CV and two letters of recommendation from

university professors until May, 20th, 2016.

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From: Tomas Vejchodsky vejchod@math.cas.cz

Date: April 26, 2016

Subject: Postdoc Positions, Numerical Analysis, Prague

The numerical analysis group in the Institute of Mathematics of the

Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, calls for applications for two

postdoc positions, see

http://www.math.cas.cz/recrutements/postes.php?lang=0

Strong candidates interested in numerical analysis and numerical

solution of partial differential equations are especially welcome.

Expertise in some topics studied in the Institute such as the finite

element method, a priori and a posteriori error estimates, adaptive

algorithms, methods for ordinary and delay differential equations, and

high-performance computing is an advantage.

Feel free to contact me for more information.

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From: Thomas P. Wihler wihler@math.unibe.ch

Date: April 28, 2016

Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Bern, Switzerland

A PhD position is available in the Applied and Numerical Mathematics

Group at the Mathematics Institute, University of Bern,

Switzerland. The thesis work will focus on the numerical analysis and

implementation of finite element methods for the approximation of

nonlinear partial differential equations. The position is funded by

the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), and is temporary and

limited to 3-4 years.

Requirements: A completed master in mathematics of at least 90 ECTS

(or equivalent), a strong background in numerical mathematics (in

particular, finite element analysis) and PDE analysis, solid

programming skills.

Application materials: CV (including publications if applicable), a

letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation to be sent

directly to the email address below.

Application deadline: May 30, 2016 (position may be filled on a first

come first serve basis, later applications will be considered until

the position is filled).

Please submit any inquiries and application materials to

jobs@math.unibe.ch

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From: Manabu Machida machida@hame-med.ac.jp

Date: April 25, 2016

Subject: PhD Positions, Hamamatsu, Japan

PhD positions are available from October 1 in the Institute for

Medical Photonics Research at the Hamamatsu University School of

Medicine in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. The institute particularly

focuses on medical photonics research. We seek PhD candidates with

excellent research qualifications who will contribute to experiments

related to optical tomography and functional near-infrared

spectroscopy, and who are at the same time passionate about

establishing strong mathematical and computational skills for image

reconstruction. Students from all countries are welcome to apply. To

be eligible for PhD studies at the Hamamatsu University School of

Medicine, applicants should have a master degree (or equivalent). The

Institute for Medical Photonics Research is an ideal place for medical

photonics research. The Hamamatsu University Hospital is on campus.

Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., which helped win two Nobel Prizes, is only

15-minute away by car. Three years ago, Hamamatsu University School of

Medicine, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., and two other universities in

Hamamatsu (Shizuoka University and the Graduate School for the

Creation of New Photonics Industries) have signed the Photonics

Declaration in Hamamatsu for establishing a preeminent photonics city.

Interested students should apply by sending a CV, names of at least

two references, transcripts (can be submitted later), and a one-page

research statement which explains how you fit our PhD

program. Applications received by June 8 will be given full

consideration.

Inquiries and applications should be submitted electronically to

Dr. Manabu Machida (email: machida@hama-med.ac.jp).

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From: Suzanne Eves suzie.eves@oup.com

Date: April 28, 2016

Subject: New Journal, Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications

New Journal: Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications

Now open for submissions

We are proud to announce a new open access journal, Transactions of

Mathematics and its Applications: A Journal of the IMA. The journal

will cover the entire breadth of applied mathematics and its

aspiration is to only publish papers of the highest quality and

relevance. The prestigious editorial board is led by Professor Arieh

Iserles. The journal is now open to submissions and the article

processing charge has been waived for the first three years of

publication.

Find out more: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/6785/11

Submit: trma@ima.org.uk

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From: Chi-Wang Shu shu@dam.brown.edu

Date: May 01, 2016

Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 67 (2)

Journal of Scientific Computing

http://www.springeronline.com/journal/10915

Volume 67, Number 2, May 2016

A Priori Error Estimate of Stochastic Galerkin Method for Optimal

Control Problem Governed by Stochastic Elliptic PDE with Constrained

Control, Tongjun Sun, Wanfang Shen, Benxue Gong and Wenbin Liu,

pp.405-431.

Image Reconstruction from Undersampled Fourier Data Using the

Polynomial Annihilation Transform, Rick Archibald, Anne Gelb and

Rodrigo B. Platte, pp.432-452.

Computational Performance of LDG Methods Applied to Time Harmonic

Maxwell Equation in Polyhedral Domains, A. Alvarado and P. Castillo,

pp.453-474.

Analysis of a Reduced-Order HDG Method for the Stokes Equations, Issei

Oikawa, pp.475-492.

Well-Balanced Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Euler Equations

Under Gravitational Fields, Gang Li and Yulong Xing, pp.493-513.

An Entropy Stable Finite Volume Scheme for the Equations of Shallow

Water Magnetohydrodynamics, Andrew R. Winters and Gregor J. Gassner,

pp.514-539.

A New Mapped Weighted Essentially Non-oscillatory Method Using

Rational Mapping Function, Rong Wang, Hui Feng and Cong Huang,

pp.540-580.

A Barzilai-Borwein-Like Iterative Half Thresholding Algorithm for the

L1/2 Regularized Problem, Lei Wu, Zhe Sun and Dong-Hui Li, pp.581-601.

Convergence Analysis of the Standard Central Finite Difference Method

for Poisson Equation, Gangjoon Yoon and Chohong Min, pp.602-617.

A Well-Balanced Finite Volume Scheme for a Mixed Hyperbolic/Parabolic

System to Model Chemotaxis, Christophe Berthon, Anais Crestetto and

Francoise Foucher, pp.618-643.

Convergence Analysis of the Parareal-Euler Algorithm for Systems of

ODEs with Complex Eigenvalues, Shu-Lin Wu, pp.644-668.

An Adaptive FEM for a Maxwell Interface Problem, Huoyuan Duan,

Fengjuan Qiu, Roger C.E. Tan and Weiying Zheng, pp.669-704.

Numerical Treatment of Stokes Solvent Flow and Solute-Solvent

Interfacial Dynamics for Nonpolar Molecules, Hui Sun, Shenggao Zhou,

David K. Moore, Li-Tien Cheng and Bo Li, pp.705-723.

Postprocessing Mixed Finite Element Methods For Solving Cahn-Hilliard

Equation: Methods and Error Analysis, Wansheng Wang, Long Chen and Jie

Zhou, pp.724-746.

Equilibration a Posteriori Error Estimation for

Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Problems, M. Eigel and C. Merdon,

pp.747-768.

On the Stability of the Flux Reconstruction Schemes on Quadrilateral

Elements for the Linear Advection Equation, Abhishek Sheshadri and

Antony Jameson, pp.769-790.

Erratum to: On the Stability of the Flux Reconstruction Schemes on

Quadrilateral Elements for the Linear Advection Equation, Abhishek

Sheshadri and Antony Jameson, pp.791-794.

High Order Maximum Principle Preserving Finite Volume Method for

Convection Dominated Problems, Pei Yang, Tao Xiong, Jing-Mei Qiu and

Zhengfu Xu, pp.795-820.

Numerical Methods for the Genvar Criterion of Multiple-Sets Canonical

Analysis, Xinguo Liu and Jianping You, pp.821-835.

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From: Claude Brezinski claude.brezinski@univ-lille1.fr

Date: April 28, 2016

Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 72 (1)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 72, Issue 1.

Adaptive splitting methods for nonlinear Schroedinger equations in the

semiclassical regime, Winfried Auzinger, Thomas Kassebacher, Othmar

Koch, Mechthild Thalhammer

On the evaluation of highly oscillatory finite Hankel transform using

special functions, Zhenhua Xu, Shuhuang Xiang

Combination of steepest descent and BFGS methods for nonconvex

nonsmooth optimization, Rohollah Yousefpour

Bounds for truncation errors of Graf's and Neumann's addition

theorems, Wenhui Meng, Liantang Wang

On choosing the location of the sources in the MFS, C. S. Chen,

A. Karageorghis, Yan Li

On the numerical stability of Floater-Hormann's rational interpolant,

Andre Pierro de Camargo

Erratum: "On the numerical stability of Floater-Hormann's rational

interpolant", Andre Pierro de Camargo

Numerical schemes for random ODEs with affine noise, Y. Asai,

P. E. Kloeden

Comment on "A new three-term conjugate gradient method for

unconstrained problem", XiaoLiang Dong

Stancu type generalization of the q-Phillips operators, Qiu Lin,

Ruisheng Qi

High order finite difference method for time-space fractional

differential equations with Caputo and Riemann-Liouville derivatives,

Seakweng Vong, Pin Lyu, Xu Chen, Siu-Long Lei

A new error in variables model for solving positive definite linear

system using orthogonal matrix decompositions, Negin Bagherpour, Nezam

Mahdavi-Amiri

A modified positive-definite and skew-Hermitian splitting

preconditioner for generalized saddle point problems from the

Navier-Stokes equation, Ya-Jun Xie, Chang-Feng Ma

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