NA Digest, V. 17, # 10

NA Digest Monday, May 01, 2017 Volume 17 : Issue 10

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Fabienne Jezequel
Date: May 01, 2017
Subject: Professor Rene Alt

Dear members of NA Digest,

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Rene Alt passed away on
April 28th. He was Emeritus Professor in the Computer Science
laboratory of Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC) in Paris. He was
former Vice-President of UPMC. His research activities were centered
around probabilistic approaches for the numerical validation of
software. He was interested in various sujects such as numerical
analysis, statistics, probability, high performance computing, and
medical imaging. Open to the others, Rene had developed international
collaborations, in particular with the team leaded by Svetoslav Markov
in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He had organized conferences
such as SCAN, the international symposium on Scientific Computing,
Computer Arithmetic and Validated Numerics, in 2002 in Paris. Rene's
death is a great loss to all of us who had the chance to work with
him. His vast culture was leading to very fruitful discussions. We
will miss his generosity and his kindness. Our thoughts go to his
family, especially his spouse and his son.


Fabienne Jezequel & Jean-Luc Lamotte
Former PhD students of Rene

From: Dirk
Date: April 27, 2017
Subject: Mathematical library of the Cyber 174

Does anybody know what method was used by the CDC Cyber 174 computer
in the mid-1970s to compute the elementary functions? I have some
reason to believe that the double precision version of specifically
the logarithm might not have delivered anywhere near the expected
96-bit accuracy.

From: Andreas Veeser
Date: April 27, 2017
Subject: European Finite Element Fair, Italy, May 2017

The 15th European Finite Element Fair will take place in Milan, Italy,
on May 26-27, 2017.

If you are going to attend, you help us with the organization by
registering before May 8. For information, see

From: Andy Wathen
Date: April 28, 2017
Subject: Leslie Fox Prize Symposium, Scotland, Jun 2017

I would like to draw colleagues attention to the Leslie Fox Prize
Symposium in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday 26th June which is free to
attend; traditionally this is a set of excellent talks by some
exciting young people in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing.

This event may be of interest in particular to those attending the
Strathclyde Numerical Analysis conference which immediately follows it
in exactly the same place. See

From: Pamela Bye
Date: April 28, 2017
Subject: Inverse Problems from Theory to Application, UK, Sep 2017

In collaboration with Turing Gateway to Mathematics
Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 September 2017
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Conference topics: Imaging; Regularisation theory; Statistical inverse
problems; Sampling; Data assimilation; Inverse problem applications.

Papers will be accepted for the conference based on a 300 word
abstract for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts should be submitted

For further information on this conference, please visit the
conference webpage:

From: James Liu
Date: May 01, 2017
Subject: SIAM Central States Section 2017 Meeting, USA, Sep-Oct 2017

The 3rd annual meeting of SIAM Central States Section will be held at
Colorado State University Lory Student Center, September 29 -- October
1, 2017. The conference website is

For more info, please contact James Liu at

From: Melina Freitag
Date: April 26, 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 (Georgia Tech, USA)
Hans Munthe-Kaas (University of Bergen, Norway)
Anne-Karin Tornberg (KTH Stockholm, Sweden)

Deadline for abstract submission and early bird registration is 31st

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

More information is available from the website:

From: Oleg Burdakov
Date: April 30, 2017
Subject: Optimization Methods and Software, Cuba, Dec 2017

The 4th Conference on Optimization Methods and Software
December 16-20, 2017, Havana, Cuba

The conference aims to review and discuss recent advances and
promising research trends in optimization theory, methods,
applications and software development.

Topics include, but are certainly not limited to the following
subjects: Linear and Nonlinear Optimization; Integer and Combinatorial
Optimization; Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization; Global Optimization;
Semi- definite Optimization; Semi-infinite Optimization;
Multi-objective Optimization; Stochastic Optimization; Complementarity
and Variational Inequality Problems; Derivative-free Optimization;
Network Optimization; Scheduling Problems; Optimal Control; Inverse
Problems; Automatic Differentiation; Optimization Software.

Proposals of organizing sessions are welcome and can be sent to
Tamas Terlaky by email tat208[at]

Abstract submissions: September 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2017

From: Liliya Abaimova
Date: April 28, 2017
Subject: Faculty Positions, Skolkovo Inst of Science and Technology

Assistant Professors positions in Computational and Data-intensive
Science and Engineering

The Center for Computational and Data-intensive Science and
Engineering (CDISE) of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and
Technology (Moscow, Russia) invites applications for junior faculty
positions with a tentative starting date of August 2017 (later
starting dates may be also considered). The successful candidates will
provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output at the international
level that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to
peer reviewed publications in top-level international conferences and
journals, excellence in teaching and innovation.


For more information on Skoltech, please visit or For more information on CDISE, please go to the
CDISE website:

To apply, please go to our application website: and follow the instructions.
Informal enquiries to the center leader Prof. Maxim Fedorov
( or to the faculty with the closest research
area are encouraged.

The application submission deadline is May 30, 2017.

From: Magdalena Thone
Date: April 27, 2017
Subject: Professor Position, Analysis, TU Dortmund Univ, Germany

The Faculty of Mathematics at TU Dortmund University is seeking to
fill the position of a Professorship (W 2) in "Analysis" starting on
April 1st 2018. The professorship will represent the discipline
"Analysis" in both research and teaching.

TU Dortmund University is seeking an eminent specialist in the field
of real analysis with a national and international reputation backed
by publications in high-ranking journals. The candidate's focus of
research should be Applied Analysis, e.g. modelling and analysis of
applications in the natural sciences. Connections to stochastics
and/or numerical analysis are welcomed. Applicants should complement
the research activities of the Department of Mathematics and
contribute to interdisciplinary collaborative research projects within
TU Dortmund University. Experience in the acquisition of third-party
funding is an asset. An adequate contribution to the faculty's
curriculum is expected.

For detailed information, please visit:

From: Herman G. Matthies
Date: April 28, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, UQ, Bayesian Identification, and Scientific Computing

The Institute of Scientific Computing at the Technische Univer-sitat
Braunschweig (in Brunswick in Northern Germany) offers a research
position in the area of Scientific Computing with a focus on
Uncertainty Quatification and Stochastic Bayesian Inversions in Solid
Mechanics Applications.

The ideal candidate has a doctoral degree in Mathematics, Engineering,
Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, or a related subject, has
acquired a strong experience in programming, and is characterised by a
high motivation and the ability to work in a team but also
independently, and has ideally deeper expertise in one or more of the
following areas:
- Uncertainty Quantification/Bayesian Methods
- Solid Mechanics/Plasticity/Damage
- Discretisation of PDEs (FEM)
- Machine Learning

Applications are solicited no later than 31 May 2017 to
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Institut fur Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Muhlenpfordtstrasse 23
D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Fax +49-531-391-3003

From: Thomas Russold
Date: April 28, 2017
Subject: University Assistant Positions

The institute of mathematics and scientific computing is looking for
two University Assistant without doctorate (20 hours a week;
fixed-term employment for the period of 3 years; position to be filled
as of now )

Your duties:
- Writing a dissertation in the field of educational competence in
- Collaboration in teaching, research and administration
- Conducting of lectures in the field of visualizing and new media
- Support for raising third-party funding

Your profile:
- Master's degree in mathematics
- Very good command of English (from level C1)
- Good computer skills
- Practical teaching experience
- Knowledge in the field of visualization of mathematics (desirable)
- Ability to work in teams
- Social competence
- Organisational skills
- Independent way of working
- Academic curiosity

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