NA Digest, V. 17, # 4

NA Digest Monday, February 13, 2017 Volume 17 : Issue 4

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
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From: Martin Peters
Date: February 06, 2017
Subject: Softcover Edition, Encyclopedia of Applied and Computational Mathematics

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Engquist (ed): Encyclopedia of Applied and Computational Mathematics, , two volumes,

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From: Giacomo Capodaglio
Date: February 12, 2017
Subject: West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium, USA, Apr 2017

The West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium will take place on
Friday April 28th at Texas Tech University. It is addressed to all
graduate students and post-docs in the area of applied mathematics.
It will be a one day event with contributed talks of 25 minutes each
plus 5 minutes for questions. A poster presentation will take place
during the lunch break. The day after the event, there will be a
barbecue open to all participants of the minisymposium. It is a great
opportunity for graduate students and post-docs to talk about their
research and expand their network. We will have the pleasure to have
Professor Max Gunzburger ( from
Florida State as Keynote Speaker. There is no registration fee to
participate and the deadline for contributed talks or poster
presentations is Tuesday March 28th 2017.

Please see the following website for more information:

From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: February 03, 2017
Subject: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, Lithuania, May 2017

22nd International Conference
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis (MMA2017)
May 30-June 2 2017, Druskininkai, Lithuania

The Basic Topics: Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems
of mathematical physics; Application of numerical methods to
industrial and engineering problems; Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems;
Analysis and applications of ODE and PDE problems; Parallel algorithms
and parallel computing; Scientific computation; Financial mathematics
and mathematics in economics.

The selected papers of the MMA2017 Conference will be published in
Vol.23 of "Mathematical Modelling and Analysis" (The Baltic Journal on
Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis and Differential

From: Siddhartha Mishra
Date: February 06, 2017
Subject: Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Problems, Switzerland, May 2017

NUMHYP 17: Numerical methods for hyperbolic problems.
Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland.

NUMHYP17 will focus on recent developments and directions in the
general area of numerical methods for hyperbolic and convection
dominated partial differential equations (PDEs). NumHyp17 is the fifth
in a series of biannual conferences. NumHyp17 will be a key activity
of the European innovative training network entitled ModCompShock
(Modeling and computation of shocks and interfaces)

Themes: Uncertainty quantification for hyperbolic PDEs (Monte Carlo
type methods, Deterministic methods such as stochastic collocation and
stochastic spectral methods); Numerical approximation of measure
valued and statistical solutions for unstable and turbulent flows;
Model order reduction and optimal control; Treatment of complex
geometries: Robust discretizations on unstructured grids, high order
approximation, both for time and space, low order and high order
meshing, mesh adaptation, and efficiency; Numerical methods for
problems with multiple scales; Efficient treatment of source terms,
well balanced schemes, residual schemes; Applications of hyperbolic
and convection dominated PDEs: geosciences,fluids,solid mechanics.

Invited Speakers: C. Farhat (Stanford); J. Glimm (Stony Brook);
U. S. Fjordholm (Trondheim); M. Ricchiuto (Bordeaux); J. Hesthaven
(Lausanne) ; M. Shashkov (Los Alamos); M. Lukacova (Mainz); G. Puppo

There will be contributed talks. Details are available from the

From: Thalhammer Andreas
Date: February 06, 2017
Subject: Numerical Analysis of Stochastic PDEs, Austria, Jun 2017

It is our pleasure to announce the workshop "Numerical analysis of
stochastic partial differential equations" (NASPDE 2017) on June
21-22, 2017 at the Johannes Kepler university Linz.

The NASPDE workshop takes place once a year. The goal of this
conference is to promote recent advances in numerical analysis related
to Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (SPDEs) and Random
Processes and their applications. It covers various domains from
simulation and analysis of numerical methods for PDEs or SPDEs, to
propagation of uncertainty and the development of efficient simulation
methods for random processes.

List of confirmed speakers:
- Andrea Barth (University of Stuttgart)
- David Cohen (University of Umea)
- Ludovic Goudenege (CNRS)
- Gabriel Lord (Heriot Watt University)
- David Silvester (University of Manchester)
- Aretha Teckentrup (University of Edinburgh)
- Michael Tretyakov (University of Nottingham)

Registration is free but please register for the organization and to
receive news by email by sending an email to:

For further information please consult:

From: Dmitri Kvasov
Date: February 06, 2017
Subject: Deterministic Global Optimization and Applications, Canada, Jul 2017

A special session on "Deterministic global optimization and
applications" is organized by Julius Zilinskas and Dmitri Kvasov
during the 15th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization
(July 12-14, 2017, Montreal, Canada:

This session is focused on new theoretical, computational and applied
results in solving black-box multiextremal optimization problems.

Special session submission page:

The 15th EUROPT workshop takes place just before the IFORS Conference
( that will be held in Quebec City. It is a good
opportunity to take part at both events.

From: Karol Mikula
Date: February 08, 2017
Subject: Equadiff 2017, Slovakia, Jul 2017

The Equadiff 2017 conference in Bratislava attracted already more than
300 registered participants, mainly from numerics and analysis of
partial differential equations. If you are interested in this
worldwide event, please, follow the link, final
deadline for registration is April 30, 2017.

From: Chen Greif
Date: February 13, 2017
Subject: Preconditioning 2017, Canada, Jul 2017

Registration is now open for the International Conference on
Preconditioning Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications,
which will take place in Vancouver, Canada, on July 31 - August 2,
2017. Please point your browser to and follow the links.

The Organizing Committee:
Chen Greif, Esmong Ng, Yousef Saad and Andy Wathen

From: Carla Manni
Date: February 02, 2017
Subject: Splines and PDEs, Italy, Jul 2017

The CIME SUMMER SCHOOL on "Splines and PDEs: Recent Advances from
Approximation Theory to Structured Numerical Linear Algebra" will be
held in Cetraro(Italy), at the Grand Hotel S. Michele, during the week
July 3-7, 2017.

The school will cover the most advanced mathematical developments and
numerical tools originating in the numerical treatment of PDEs based
on spline functions. It addresses relevant topics in approximation
theory, numerical linear algebra and isogeometric analysis.

- Adaptive multiscale methods for the numerical treatment of PDEs
(Angela Kunoth, University of Cologne),
- Basics on splines with a special focus on local refinement (Tom
Lyche, University of Oslo),
- GLT matrices and spectral symbol: a mathematical environment for
spectral analysis and fast solvers for linear systems arising from
the discretization of integro/differential problems (Stefano
Serra-Capizzano, University of Insubria),
- Isogeometric analysis: foundations, developments and applications
(Giancarlo Sangalli, University of Pavia).

The application deadline is April 30, 2017. There are no registration
fees. Moreover, PhD students and junior postdocs may request for CIME
grants to cover local accommodation costs.

Further information can be found at

From: Melina Freitag
Date: February 09, 2017
Subject: SciCADE 2017, UK, Sep 2017

The registration for SciCADE 2017, the International Conference on
Scientific Computation and Differential Equations, to be held at the
University of Bath, UK, September 11-15, 2017, is open.

Confirmed plenary speakers are:
Martin Burger (University of Muenster, Germany)
Martin Gander (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Anne Gelb (Arizona State University, USA)
Patrick Joly (ENSTA ParisTech, France)
Rachel Kuske (UBC Vancouver, Canada)
Hans Munthe-Kaas (University of Bergen, Norway)
Anne-Karin Tornberg (KTH Stockholm, Sweden)

Invited and contributed minisymposia:

Contributed talks can be submitted during registration. Deadline for
abstract submission is 31st May:

We also invite submissions for the New Talent Award by 31st May:

More information is available from the website:

From: Alex Bespalov
Date: February 08, 2017
Subject: Academic Positions, Univ of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is looking to appoint up to 40 new
Birmingham Fellows across all academic disciplines. Within the School
of Mathematics, the areas of strength include Numerical Analysis and
Scientific Computing, and applications from candidates in these areas
will be welcomed. The Fellowships are permanent academic positions
that come with reduced teaching load during the first 5 years and
allow the fellowship holder to focus on high-quality research.

For more details and to apply see

Closing date: 31 March 2017

From: Markus Bachmayr
Date: February 13, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Bonn

The Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) at the University of Bonn
invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the
group of Markus Bachmayr in the area of numerical analysis of partial
differential equations.

The position is paid according to TV-L E 13, with starting date as
soon as possible, and is limited to the duration of two years.

For further information on the position and on how to apply, see

The deadline for applications is March 6, 2017. For informal
inquiries, please contact Markus Bachmayr,

From: Tuomo Valkonen
Date: February 06, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimisation Theory, Variational Analysis, Inverse Problems

I would like to draw your attention to a post-doctoral position in a
project on optimisation theory / variational analysis / non-linear and
PDE-constrianed inverse problems in Liverpool. The post is available
starting 1 August 2017 for 14 months. See


enter job reference 005504 at

Further information for interested candidates is available from me

From: Roland Herzog
Date: February 02, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization with PDEs, TU Chemnitz, Germany

A postdoc position is available within the group Numerical Methods for
Partial Differential Equations at Technische Universitaet
Chemnitz. The appointment is for a minimum of 2 years but excellent
candidates will be considered for an immediate appointment of 4+2
years with a salary, benefits and opportunities on par with a junior
professorship (W1 pay scale).

The research in our group is centered around optimization problems
with PDEs. Please visit for more
information. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to
pursue their own research agenda within this field, broadly defined.

Please find the full description of the position (in German) at Inquiries and applications (including at
least a cover letter, CV, and concise statement of research interests,
as a single PDF file) should be directed before February 13, 2017 to
Roland Herzog at

From: Miguel A. be
Date: February 03, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Positions, IC2016_WINTER and Ikerbasque Fellows

BCAM, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
whose mission is to develop high quality interdisciplinary research in
the frontiers of Applied Mathematics, has opened the following
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Machine Learning, deadline 28/FEB/17
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Analysis, deadline 28/FEB/17
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algebraic Geometry and Singularity Theory
(615655 NMST ERC project), deadline 03/APR/17
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Algebraic Geometry, deadline
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Simulation of Wave Propagation, deadline
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modelling and Simulation in Life and
Materials Sciences, deadline 03/APR/17
- BCAM - BCBL Joint PhD Position in Data Analysis for Brain Magnetic
Resonance Imaging, deadline 30/MAY/17

All applications must be submitted on-line at:

Ikerbasque Research Fellows 2017

Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science has launched its annual call for attracting
researchers to the Research Institutions in the Basque Country.

This call offers 15 positions for Promising Researchers Ikerbasque
Research Fellows within any of the Basque Research Institutions
(Universities, BERC - Basque Excellence Research Centres, CIC -
Cooperative Research Centres, Biomedical institutions and Technology
Corporations, among others).


All applications must be submitted on line:
deadline for submissions: March 30th, 2017 at 13:00 CET.

From: Gianluigi Rozza
Date: February 12, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Positions, SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Two new open positions as post-doc research associate at SISSA
International School for Advanced Studies, Mathematics Area, mathLab,
Trieste, Italy ( are available:
Deadline March 6, 2017: info
Deadline March 10, 2017: info

The positions are in the framework of FSE program HEaD (Higher
Education and Developments) and POR-FESR, both sponsored by Regione
Friuli Venezia Giulia. Topics: computational fluid dynamics,
fluid-structure interactions, multi- physics, free-surface flows,
optimisation, control, reduced order methods. Competences:
mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, scientific computing and
programming, CFD, Open Foam.

From: Per Lotstedt
Date: February 10, 2017
Subject: Postdoc/Researcher Positions, e-science, Uppsala, Sweden

eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science
between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of
excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and
Umea University. e-science promotes innovation in collaborative,
computationally or data intensive research across all disciplines. In
Uppsala, a number of projects are supported by the programme. Most of
them are in computer simulation and data science in biology,
chemistry, and physics. More information about eSSENCE is found at the

The Uppsala node of eSSENCE is seeking two outstanding candidates at
the researcher level for e-science projects in electromagnetics and
sociology using techniques in scientific computing and statistical

eSSENCE is also seeking two outstanding candidates at the postdoctoral
level for e-science projects at Uppsala University in systems biology
and text recognition using techniques in scientific computing and
machine learning.

For the researcher positions see

For the postdoc positions see

The last date for application is March 1, 2017.

From: Jared Tanner
Date: February 13, 2017
Subject: Doctoral Position, Compressed Sensing for MRI, Oxford Univ

We welcome applicants for a doctoral scholarship to work on the
application of signal processing techniques and uncertainty to medical
imaging for cardiology. This project is joint with the mathematical
institute and cardiology at Oxford, and in partnership with Siemens.
The successful candidate will take part is six months of training from
the Oxford Nottingham Biomedical Imaging CDT, then begin research
directly under the supervision of Prof. Jared Tanner and Dr. Aaron
Hess to complete a doctorate in the Oxford Mathematical Institute.
This is a great opportunity to do work close to clinical practise and
with substantial mathematical challenges.

The training and application process is outlined at

Informal enquiries are welcome at

From: Jichao Zhao
Date: February 05, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, Computer Models of Atrial Fibrillation, New Zealand

Atrial fibrillation (AF), leading to an irregular and rapid heart rate
in the smaller/upper chambers of the heart, is the most common
sustained heart rhythm disturbance. AF is associated with substantial
morbidity and mortality. However, the current clinical treatment for
AF is suboptimal. The PhD student will develop image-based
mathematical/computer models by including the most accurately measured
human functional and structural data and use them to investigate the
basic mechanisms behind AF and the effective ablation strategy for AF
termination. The proposed project is part of an international

The ideal candidates will have a Masters' or a Bachelors' degree with
Honours (Second Class Honours, Division One or better) in Engineering
or Mathematics, and are good at least one computer language
(Matlab/C/C++/Fortran). The candidate needs to be passionate about
research. To apply, please send his or her detailed CV to the
Principal Supervisor Dr. Jichao Zhao (Email:

We have research funding from the Health Research Council of New
Zealand that will cover tuition fees and provide an annual tax-free
living allowance for the enrolled PhD student at the University of
Auckland, New Zealand, for three years, with possible extension for a
further year.

From: Angelika Wiegele
Date: February 06, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, Optimization, Univ Klagenfurt (Austria)

A PhD position in optimization at the Alpen-Adria-Universitaet
Klagenfurt is available. The position is within an international
project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and the Slovene
Research Agency ARRS and deals with exact algorithms for binary
quadratic problems. Applicants must hold an MSc degree (or
equivalent) in mathematics or a strongly related field at the time of
hiring. The successful candidate will join the optimization group, a research team with
wide international recognition. The position comes with substantial
travel funding. There is no obligation to teach, but the possibility
to teach (with additional payment). Starting date is expected at
latest September 1, 2017, but negotiable. Applications including a
CV, a letter of motivation, a PDF file of the master/diploma thesis
and the name of one reference with her/his email-address, should be
sent to Angelika Wiegele, angelika.wiegele at until March
15, 2017.

Alpen-Adria-Universitat Klagenfurt (AAU) aims to create an environment
that young researchers will find beneficial and conducive to their
research. Support for young researchers is available trough the Career
progression for young researchers.

The AAU is the most attractive campus university in Austria. With a
charming campus in leafy surroundings and modern infrastructure, it is
possible to blend studying and leisure in a single location.
Moreover, AAU is a certified family friendly employer.

From: Karol Mikula
Date: February 10, 2017
Subject: PhD Positions, Applied Mathematics

Please, allow us to inform you about 3 just open PhD positions in
applied and computational mathematics for "Image In Life", new ITN
Horizon2020 European project:

The positions are devoted to mathematical and computational methods
for biomedical image processing and analysis. Two positions are open
at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STUBA), devoted
to development of new efficient algoritms for segmentation and
tracking of cells in 3D+time microscopic images and one is open at
Tatramed Software company in Bratislava, devoted to efficient
implementation of biomedical image processing algorithms. The close
cooperation with leading biology groups in Europe in the "Image In
Life" project framework will guarantee the cutting-edge 3D+time
microscopic data and the forefront PhD research. The corresponding
income, by the rules of Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN programme, is
offered to PhD students.

The applications are welcome at

Please distribute this message among your early stage researchers,
like last-year master students, deadline for this round of
applications is March 15, 2017.

From: Stig Larsson
Date: February 04, 2017
Subject: PhD Positions, Univ of Gothenburg

The department of Mathematical Sciences of Chalmers University of
Technology and University of Gothenburg invites applications for 7 PhD
positions in Mathematics/Mathematical Statistics:

Closing date: March 31, 2017.

From: Nicholas Valente
Date: February 07, 2017
Subject: Contents, Advances in Computational Mathematics, 43 (1)

MATHEMATICS, VOL. 43, NO. 1, 2017

A comprehensive characterization of the set of polynomial curves with
rational rotation-minimizing frames, Rida T. Farouki, Graziano
Gentili, Carlotta Giannelli, Alessandra Sestini & Caterina Stoppato

Approximation by planar elastic curve,s David Brander, Jens Gravesen &
Toke Bjerge Norbjerg

An improved sweeping domain decomposition preconditioner for the
Helmholtz equation, Christiaan C. Stolk

Analysis and numerical solution of a Riemann-Liouville fractional
derivative two-point boundary value problem, Natalia Kopteva & Martin

A parameter choice strategy for the inversion of multiple
observations, Christian Gerhards, Sergiy Pereverzyev & Pavlo Tkachenko

Optimal configurations of lines and a statistical application,
Francois Bachoc, Martin Ehler & Manuel Graf

Online regularized learning with pairwise loss functions, Zheng-Chu
Guo, Yiming Ying & Ding-Xuan Zhou

Minimal polynomial and reduced rank extrapolation methods are related,
Avram Sidi

Null space correction and adaptive model order reduction in multi-
frequency Maxwell's problem, Michal Kordy, Elena Cherkaev & Philip

Error estimation for quadrature by expansion in layer potential
evaluation, Ludvig af Klinteberg & Anna-Karin Tornberg

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