NA Digest, V. 17, # 12

NA Digest Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Volume 17 : Issue 12

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Daniele Di Pietro
Date: May 11, 2017
Subject: Alexander Grothendieck's archives online

It is with great pleasure that we announce that a large portion of
Alexander Grothendieck's legacy to University of Montpellier is now
available online at the following address:

This web page contains 18000 out of 28000 pages of unpublished
mathematical notes.

This is a major event for the mathematical community, and in
particular for the algebraic geometers, and we are happy to share it
with you.

On the behalf of the direction of Alexander Grothendieck Institute in

From: Cédric Lachat
Date: May 15, 2017
Subject: PaMPA v2.0.0, Distributed mesh management and remesher

Release v2.0.0 of the PaMPA software is now available.

PaMPA is a software library for handling unstructured meshes in
parallel, on distributed memory architectures. PaMPA speeds-up and
eases the writing of scientific solvers that implement compact schemes
and models, by providing abstractions of mesh entities (e.g. elements,
faces, edges, nodes, etc.) and their interrelations.

The core library of PaMPA 2.0.0 (PaMPA-Core) is freely downloadable
from, under the GPL licence.

The parallel remeshing extension module of PaMPA 2.0.0 (PaMPA-Remesh)
is available at no cost under a proprietary, evaluation licence valid
for 30 days. Please contact us in order to benefit from this offer.

PaMPA-Remesh runs concurrently multiple sequential remeshing tasks to
perform dynamic parallel remeshing and redistribution of very large
unstructured meshes. E.g., it can remesh a tetrahedral mesh from 200
million elements to 1 billion elements in 10 minutes on 120 Broadwell
procs, using the Mmg sequential tetrahedral remesher
( This final mesh was used for an industrial simulation.

From: Jiguang Sun
Date: May 09, 2017
Subject: RIM: A novel eigensolver for (non-Hermitian) matrices

RIM is a general eigensolver for computing all eigenvalues in a region
on the complex plane. The method tests if a region contains
eigenvalues using an indicator, which is based on approximate spectral
projection. Regions that contain eigenvalues are subdivided and
tested until eigenvalues are isolated with a specified precision. It
needs no a priori spectral information and overcomes some difficulties
of existing methods. RIM is highly parallel and scalable.

A test version of the method in Matlab can be downloaded from the
following website for free academic use:

[1] J. Sun and A. Zhou, Finite Element Methods for Eigenvalue Problems,
CRC Press, 2016.
[2] R. Huang, A. Struthers, J. Sun and R. Zhang, Recursive integral
method for transmission eigenvalues, Journal of Computational Physics,
Vol. 327, 830-840, 2016.
[3] R. Huang, J. Sun and C. Yang, Recursive Integral Method with Cayley
Transformation - arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.01646, 2017 -

From: Bruce Bailey
Date: May 10, 2017
Subject: New Book, Advances & Trends in Optimization w/ Eng. Applications

Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications
Edited by Tamas Terlaky, Miguel F. Anjos, Shabbir Ahmed
MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization 24
xxxiv + 696 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-1-611974-67-6 / List $99.00 /
MOS/SIAM Member $69.30 / MO24

Optimization is of critical importance in engineering. Engineers
constantly strive for the best possible solutions, the most economical
use of limited resources, and the greatest efficiency. As system
complexity increases, these goals mandate the use of state-of-the-art
optimization techniques.

In recent years, the theory and methodology of optimization have seen
revolutionary improvements. Moreover, the exponential growth in
computational power and the availability of multicore computing has
fundamentally changed what engineers can do to optimize their designs.

Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications
reviews 10 major areas of optimization and related engineering
applications, providing a broad summary of state-of-the-art
optimization techniques most important to engineering practice. Each
part provides a clear overview of a specific area and discusses a
range of real-world problems.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its table of
contents, preface, and index, please visit

From: Bruce Bailey
Date: May 09, 2017
Subject: New Book, Analysis of Hydrodynamic Models

Analysis of Hydrodynamic Models
Peter Constantin
CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics 90

Analysis of Hydrodynamic Models presents a concise treatment of a
number of partial differential equations of hydrodynamic origin,
including the incompressible Euler equations, SQG, Boussinesq,
incompressible porous medium, and Oldroyd-B. The author's approach is
based on properties of the particle trajectory maps and on analysis of
the back- and-forth passage between the Lagrangian and the Eulerian
descriptions. This concise, unified approach brings readers up to date
on current open problems.

This book is intended for graduate students and junior researchers in

To order or for more about this title, including links to its table of
contents, preface, and index, please visit

From: Michael Bader
Date: May 09, 2017
Subject: HPC for Natural Hazard Assessment and Disaster Mitigation, Germany, Jun 2017

HPC for natural hazard assessment and disaster mitigation
Jun 28-30, 2017,
(starting on Wed, at 13.00, ending on Fri, around noon)
at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Munich, Germany)

The Czech-Bavarian Competence Team for Supercomputing Applications
invites all interested researchers to a workshop on exploiting high
performance computing (HPC) for natural hazard assessment and disaster
mitigation. Contributed presentations are welcome on all related
topics, such as simulation of geological or meteorological hazards,
floods, wildfire, diseases or any other hazard to society. Of special
interest to our workshop will be presentations addressing demands and
desired features of (future) simulation software, efficient usage of
current and novel HPC platforms, as well as establishing scalable
simulation workflows including large data sets in HPC environments.

To register for participation in the workshop, please refer to -
there is no registration fee for participation. If you wish to give a
presentation, please submit a title and short abstract (10-20 lines)
via email to Michael Bader .

The workshop is collocated with the PRACE PATC Course "Intel MIC
Programming Workshop" (June 26-28, separate registration necessary) at
LRZ, see:

In particular, the two events will share a series of invited talks on
June 28 (Wednesday afternoon).

From: Andreas Noack
Date: May 16, 2017
Subject: JuliaCon, USA, Jun 2017

Keynote speakers and the complete list of accepted talks and workshops
have been announced for JuliaCon 2017, taking place June 20-24 in
Berkeley, CA. JuliaCon is the best way to experience firsthand what's
new and exciting in the world of Julia, including advancements in the
language and its ecosystem, and to connect and network with the Julia
community. More information can be found at We hope to see you there!

From: Miguel Constantino
Date: May 09, 2017
Subject: Optimization, Portugal, Sep 2017

Optimization 2017
Faculdade de Ciencias - Universidade de Lisboa
September 6-8, 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017

Optimization 2017 is the ninth edition of a series of Optimization
international conferences held every three or four years, in Portugal.
This meeting aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with
common interests in optimization. This conference series has
international recognition and is being organized under the auspices of
APDIO (the Portuguese Operations Research Society). In this edition,
we feel honored to celebrate the 60th birthday of our dear colleague
Luis Gouveia (Univ. of Lisbon).

For additional information:

We look forward to meeting you in Optimization 2017,

From: Francisco Marcellán
Date: May 17, 2017
Subject: Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, Spain, Oct 2017

The Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas (ICMAT) and the Orthonet network
organize the Second Orthonet School as part of the Thematic program
Orthogonal polynomials and Special functions in approximation theory
and mathematical physics. The School will take place at ICMAT (Madrid)
from October 23-27, 2017 and will consist in four advanced courses in
orthogonal polynomials, approximation theory, and related subjects
taught by the following major international experts in the subject.

- Arieh Iserles (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Robert Milson (Dalhouise Universtiy, Canada)
- Walter van Assche (KU Leuven, Belgium)
- Luis Velazquez (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

The First Orthonet School School took place in Sevilla from 14-18
November, 2016. The number of students will be limited to 25
participants to ensure a good amount of interaction among them and
with the professors. A limited number of grants that cover
accomodation and meals during the school are now available. In order
to apply for one of these grants, please fill in the following form
before May 30 in the web page

From: Jared Tanner
Date: May 14, 2017
Subject: Professor Position, Data Science, Univ of Oxford

The Mathematical Institute proposes to appoint an Associate Professor,
or Professor, of the Mathematics of Data Science from 1 September 2017
or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate must have
a doctorate in mathematics or closely related subject and a record of
outstanding research in data science.

Please note, only applications received before 12:00 noon on Monday 5
June 2017 can be considered.

Further details are available at:


Jared Tanner can be contacted for informal inquiries.

From: Florian Lemarié
Date: May 17, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, Inria Grenoble, France

Please find below an advertisement for an Inria postdoc/temporary
research scientist position open now in Grenoble (France) with a focus
on the design of an arbitrary lagrangian eulerian mass-based vertical
coordinate for non-Boussinesq non-hydrostatic oceanic nearshore flows.

The objective of the 24-month position is to contribute to the upgrade
of the conventional terrain-following vertical coordinate currently
implemented in the CROCO oceanic model to make it more adequate to
ensure mass conservation and more generally to allow more flexibility
to handle wetting & drying and to reduce spurious sources of numerical

The CROCO model is a free-surface terrain-following primitive
equations ocean model (previously known as ROMS-Agrif) widely used
within the scientific community for a wide range of applications from
basin to regional scales. In order to extend the area of expertise of
the model toward nearshore/coastal flows and Large Eddy Simulations,
CROCO now includes an innovative non-hydrostatic non-Boussinesq
(NH-NBQ) numerical kernel following the work of Auclair et al., 2017.

Please see
for full details about the position

From: Mike Kirby
Date: May 12, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, UQ and Multiscale Material Science

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University
of Utah invites applications for one post-doctoral researcher for
interdisciplinary work spanning applied mathematics and, computer
science, with particular application to and the interface between
multiscale modeling of materials and. The successful candidate will
perform research in the development, implementation and application of
computational and applied mathematics methods to multiscale algorithms
developed at various scales (i.e. continuum, mesoscale, microscale,
etc.), and will work closely with SCI Institute researchers and
external collaborators to integrate research into SCI Institute
software applications and apply this software to compelling problems
in science and engineering. Previous postdocs who have held this
position benefited from its interdisciplinary nature: placing
individuals with strong applied mathematics and computing skills at
the interface of realistic and compelling engineering problems.

Salary Range: $50K - $65K - Post-doc funding depending on experience

This position has three main responsibilities: 1) Development of
applied mathematics (kriirgging and surrogate surface modeling,
approximation theory, reduced-order modeling, uncertainty
quantification, numerical methods, etc.) techniques for various
multiscale systems. 2) Interaction with engineering partners on
various multiscale modeling design problems. 3) Implementation and
evaluation of these methodologies within collaborative codes bases.

The SCI Institute is seeking a highly talented and committed
individual with a demonstrated ability to work well with minimal
supervision in a multi-disciplinary research environment. Backgrounds
in the engineering sciences, applied mathematics, physics and
computational sciences will be considered. Individuals comfortable
with applied mathematics, numerical methods, approximation theory,
uncertainty quantification (sensitivity analysis, reduced-order
modeling, etc.), probability theory, multiscale theory, and
statistical mechanics preferred. The candidate selected will
contribute to the Institute's world-class research and software
development efforts and have the opportunity to develop their
research, publication, and presentation skills under mentorship from
established faculty investigators. Please contact Mike Kirby
( for further information, and send all
applications to both Ms. Dawn Porter ( and Professor
Kirby ( Being self-motivated and having good
organizational, communication, and teamwork skills is essential.


From: Alfio Quarteroni
Date: May 11, 2017
Subject: PhD and PostDoc Positions, ERC Project iHEART, Politecnico of Milan

PhD and Postdoc positions are available at MOX-Politecnico di Milano
in the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant project iHEART "An
integrated Heart Model for the simulation of the cardiac function"
(2017-2022), P.I. Alfio Quarteroni. Positions are available from
October 1st 2017 on.

The goal of the iHEART project is to construct, mathematically
analyze, numerically approximate, computationally solve, and validate
on clinically relevant cases a mathematically-based integrated heart
model for the human cardiac function. The integrated model comprises
several core cardiac models - electrophysiology, solid and fluid
mechanics, microscopic cellular force generation, and valve dynamics -
which are then coupled and finally embedded into the systemic and
pulmonary blood circulations. It is a multiscale system of Partial
Differential Equations and Ordinary Differential Equations featuring
multiphysics interactions among the core models.

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

From: Sabine Le Borne
Date: May 10, 2017
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Numerical Linear Algebra, Hamburg (TUHH)

The Math Department of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH,
Germany) is offering PhD and Postdoc positions in the field of
Numerical methods for partial differential equations/Numerical Linear
Algebra. Besides research, the positions include teaching
responsibilities (in German). The positions are available immediately
and are limited to four years. The salary level is according to the
German public service regulation (TV-L 13). Additional information is
available at

Applications should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to by May 29, 2017.

From: Shan Zhao
Date: May 15, 2017
Subject: CFP, MBMB special issue on Bio-molecular data

The journal Molecular Based Mathematical Biology (MBMB) will publish a
special issue entitled "Bio-molecular data modeling and mining".

More details about this special issue can be found at

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Cryo-Electron
Microscopy (Cryo-EM) data analysis; Image processing, graphical
modeling and visualization; Geometric and topological modeling of
macromolecules; Structural determination and molecular shape analysis
of molecules; Structure Alignment of macromolecules; Machine learning
and data mining in molecular big data; Algorithms, analysis and
validation for bio-molecular data; Molecule-related software or
database development; Gene regulatory network and genome wide
association study; Metagenomics data analysis and modeling of
Epigenetics data; Single cell sequencing data analysis

Important Dates: Manuscript Due, August 1, 2017; First round of
reviews: Sept. 15, 2017; Anticipated publication date: Dec. 15, 2017

Guest editors: Dr. Dong Si (lead), University of Washington, Bothell;
Dr. Ping Ma, University of Georgia; Dr. Kamal Al Nasr, Tennessee State
University; Dr. Yonggang Lu, Lanzhou University, China.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dong Si at

From: Kathryn Roberts
Date: May 09, 2017
Subject: New Journal, Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications

Now open for submissions.

Oxford University Press is proud to announce the launch of 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. Find out more in the journal's
first editorial:

Why Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications?
By Arieh Iserles (Editor)

The journal is now open for submissions and the article processing
charge (APC) has been waived for the first three years of publication.

Find out more:

Date: May 15, 2017
Subject: Contents, J Computational Analysis and Applications, 24 (1)


A novel approach for solving fully fuzzy linear programming problem
with LR at fuzzy numbers, Zeng-Tai Gong and Wen-Cui Zhao,

Generalized Bateman's G-function and its bounds, Mansour Mahmoud and
Hanan Almuashi

Interval-valued fuzzy quasi-metric spaces, Hanchuan Lu and Shenggang

Bi-univalent functions of complex order based on quasi-subordinate
conditions involving wright hypergeometric functions, N.E.Cho, G.
Murugusundaramoorthy, and K.Vijaya

On uni-soft mighty filters of BE-algebras, Jeong Soon Han and Sun Shin

Inclusion relationships for some subclasses of analytic functions
associated with generalized Bessel functions, K.A. Selvakumaran, H.
A. Al-Kharsani, D. Baleanu, S.D. Purohit, and K.S. Nisar

Fixed point properties of Suzuki generalized nonexpansive set-valued
mappings in complete CAT(0) spaces, Jing Zhou and Yunan Cui

Weighted composition followed and proceeded by differentiation
operators from Zygmund spaces to Bers-type spaces, Jianren Long and
Congli Yang

Global stability in n-dimensional stochastic difference equations for
predator-prey models, Sang-Mok Chooa and Young-Hee Kim

Entire solutions of certain type of nonlinear differential equations
and differential-difference equations, Min Feng Chen and Zong Sheng

Approximate generalized quadratic mappings in (\beta,p)-Banach spaces,
Hark-Mahn Kim and Hong-Mei Liang

Fixed point theorems for generalized hybrid mappings in fuzzy Hilbert
spaces, Afshan Batool, Tayyab Kamran, Choonkil Park, and Jung Rye Lee

Some properties on Dirichlet-Hadamard product of Dirichlet series,
Yong-Qin Cui and Hong-Yan Xu

The differential and subdifferential for fuzzy mappings based on the
generalized difference of n-cell fuzzy-numbers, Shexiang Hai and
Zengtai Gong

From: Chi-Wang Shu
Date: May 11, 2017
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 71 (3)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 71, Number 3, June 2017

A Weak Galerkin Finite Element Method for a Type of Fourth Order
Problem Arising from Fluorescence Tomography, Chunmei Wang and Haomin
Zhou, pp.897-918.

An Explicit Implicit Scheme for Cut Cells in Embedded Boundary Meshes,
Sandra May and Marsha Berger, pp.919-943.

Dense Output for Strong Stability Preserving Runge-Kutta Methods,
David I. Ketcheson, Lajos Loczi, Aliya Jangabylova and Adil Kusmanov,

An Asymptotic Preserving Maxwell Solver Resulting in the Darwin Limit
of Electrodynamics, Yingda Cheng, Andrew J. Christlieb, Wei Guo and
Benjamin Ong, pp.959-993.

A Positivity-Preserving Well-Balanced Central Discontinuous Galerkin
Method for the Nonlinear Shallow Water Equations, Maojun Li, Philippe
Guyenne, Fengyan Li and Liwei Xu, pp.994-1034.

Conformal Mapping for the Efficient Solution of Poisson Problems with
the Kansa-RBF Method, Xiao-Yan Liu, C.S. Chen and Andreas
Karageorghis, pp.1035-1061.

Well-Balanced Nodal Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Euler Equations
with Gravity, Praveen Chandrashekar and Markus Zenk, pp.1062-1093.

Numerical Methods and Comparison for the Dirac Equation in the
Nonrelativistic Limit Regime, Weizhu Bao, Yongyong Cai, Xiaowei Jia
and Qinglin Tang, pp.1094-1134.

A Kinetic Energy Preserving DG Scheme Based on Gauss-Legendre Points,
Sigrun Ortleb, pp.1135-1168.

A Goal-Oriented Error Estimator for a Class of Homogenization
Problems, Thomas Carraro and Christian Goll, pp.1169-1196.

An Element Free Galerkin Method Based on the Modified Moving Least
Squares Approximation, Habibullah Amin Chowdhury, Adam Wittek, Karol
Miller and Grand Roman Joldes, pp.1197-1211.

A New Family of Regularized Kernels for the Harmonic Oscillator,
Benjamin W. Ong, Andrew J. Christlieb and Bryan D. Quaife,

The Boundary Element Method with a Fast Multipole Accelerated
Integration Technique for 3D Elastostatic Problems with Arbitrary Body
Forces, Qiao Wang, Wei Zhou, Yonggang Cheng, Gang Ma, Xiaolin Chang
and Qiang Huang, pp.1238-1264.

New WENO Smoothness Indicators Computationally Efficient in the
Presence of Corner Discontinuities, Sergio Amat and Juan Ruiz,

A Second-Order Operator Splitting Fourier Spectral Method for Models
of Epitaxial Thin Film Growth, Hyun Geun Lee, Jaemin Shin and June-Yub
Lee, pp.1303-1318.

Efficient and Accurate Computation of Electric Field Dyadic Green's
Function in Layered Media, Min Hyung Cho and Wei Cai, pp.1319-1350.

Extended Algorithms for Approximating Variable Order Fractional
Derivatives with Applications, Behrouz Parsa Moghaddam and Jose
Antonio Tenreiro Machado, pp.1351-1374.

A Very High-Order Accurate Staggered Finite Volume Scheme for the
Stationary Incompressible Navier-Stokes and Euler Equations on
Unstructured Meshes, Ricardo Costa, Stephane Clain, Gaspar J. Machado
i and Raphael Loubere, pp.1375-1411.

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