NA Digest, V. 17, # 21

NA Digest Sunday, August 20, 2017 Volume 17 : Issue 21

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Jianlin Xia
Date: August 17, 2017
Subject: Structured Matrix Market

We are launch a repository for structured matrices -- Structured
Matrix Market (SMart):

The collection is for various types of structured matrices in the
forms of Matlab and other source codes, as well as data files. The
codes can be used to generate test data for matrix computations,
especially fast structured methods such as rank-structured direct

Submissions of codes and data related to structured matrices are

welcome. The submission method can be found on the website.

From: Jakub Kurzak
Date: August 17, 2017
Subject: C++ API for BLAS and LAPACK

As part of the ECP SLATE project, we are designing a C++ API for BLAS
and LAPACK. We have published the initial draft of the proposed API
as SLATE Working Note #2:

Given the importance of such a standard, we would like to engage the
broader community in its development. To facilitate this
collaboration, we have set up a SLATE user mailing list. You can join
this mailing list by going to the following URL:!forum/slate-user

Once there, click the "Apply to join group" button. Please send any
comments to

We look forward to a fruitful discussion and collaboration.

From: Rump
Date: August 15, 2017
Subject: INTLAB Version 10.1

Version 10.1 of INTLAB, the Matlab/Octave toolbox for Reliable
Computing, is now available.

Results computed by INTLAB are verified to be correct in a rigorous
mathematical sense. That includes all possible computational
inaccuracies, from the input data over floating-point approximations
to the output.

In particalur, input data may be afflicted with tolerances. In that
case error bounds for the solution of all problems for data within the
tolerances are computed.

Problem solving routines include linear and nonlinear systems, local
and global optimization, eigenproblems and many more. Arithmetic tools
cover gradients, Hessians, Taylor expansion, slopes and more.

For more information please visit

INTLAB is entirely written in Matlab/Octave. It runs on the
forthcoming Matlab 2017b and it is downward compatible.

From: Bruce Bailey
Date: August 17, 2017
Subject: New Book, Credit Scoring and Its Applications, Second Edition

Credit Scoring and Its Applications, Second Edition by Lyn Thomas,
Jonathan Crook, and David Edelman

Mathematics in Industry 2 / xiv + 373 pages / Softcover
978-1-611974-55-3 / List Price $102.00 / SIAM Member Price $71.40 /
Order Code MN02

Credit Scoring and Its Applications is recognized as the bible of
credit scoring. It contains a comprehensive review of the objectives,
methods, and practical implementation of credit and behavioral
scoring. The authors review principles of the statistical and
operations research methods used in building scorecards, as well as
the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The book contains a
description of practical problems encountered in building, using, and
monitoring scorecards and examines some of the country-specific issues
in bankruptcy, equal opportunities, and privacy legislation. It
contains a discussion of economic theories of consumers' use of
credit, and readers will gain an understanding of what lending
institutions seek to achieve by using credit scoring and the changes
in their objectives.

New to the second edition are lessons that can be learned for
operations research model building from the global financial crisis,
current applications of scoring, discussions on the Basel Accords and
their requirements for scoring, new methods for scorecard building and
new expanded sections on ways of measuring scorecard performance, and
survival analysis for credit scoring.

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

From: Bill Layton
Date: August 16, 2017
Subject: FreeFEM++ Workshop, USA, Aug-Sep 2017

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Pittsburgh will be
hosting a workshop in Thackery hall Room 427 on FreeFEM++ given by
Professor Frederic Hecht: An Introduction to Scientific Computing
using Free Software FreeFem++ for schedule, see: August 28, 2017 (All day) -
September 1, 2017 (All day) Frederic Hecht, Pierre et Marie Curie
University, Laboratory Jacques-Louis Lions

Everyone is welcome. However, the current room is not large. It would
be helpful to email us ( or if you plan
to attend so we can estimate audience size and adjust if necessary.

To prepare for the workshop, the previous week Drs Mike Sussman and
Alicia Klinvex will give some preliminary lectures on basic ideas
in high level packages. The schedule of their lectures is
- Tuesday, August 22, 10:00AM-12:00PM: Mike Sussman: expository
lecture on FreeFem++
- Wednesday, August 23, 1:00PM-3:00PM: Mike Sussman: expository
lecture on FreeFem++
- Friday, August 25, 1:00PM-3:00PM: Alicia Klinvex: expository lecture
on Trilinos

From: Jose E Castillo
Date: August 20, 2017
Subject: Faculty Position, Computational Mathematics, San Diego

An Assistant Professor: Computational Mathematics position in
Mathematics and Statistics has been posted on Interfolio. Below is the
unique URL for the posting:

From: Elisabeth Larsson
Date: August 20, 2017
Subject: Postdoc/Researcher Position, Scientific Computing, Uppsala Univ

There is an opening for a postdoc/researcher position in Scientific
Computing at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala
University, Sweden. The duration of the position is up to two years.

The research area is task based parallel computing, and part of the
project will be carried out in collaboration with an industrial
partner specializing in software for electromagnetic simulations. The
objective in this part of the project is to develop an efficient task
parallel implementation of a multilevel fast multipole solution
approach for electromagnetic scattering problems.

The position is funded by eSSENCE, 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.

Further information and a link to the application system is found at The
tentative application deadline is September 30. Interested candidates
are invited to contact Elisabeth Larsson at

From: Ben Cox
Date: August 16, 2017
Subject: PhD Positions, Inverse Problems in Ultrasound Computed Tomography, UCL

Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for two PhD
studentships in the area of "Inverse Problems in Ultrasound Computed
Tomography of the Breast"

The studentships will be based in the Department of Computer Science
and the Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at
University College London, and will be undertaken in collaboration
with the National Physical Laboratory.

See for further details.

Funding will be for 3 years, with a tax free stipend of 16,553 GBP per
year plus UK/EU-level university fees. Outstanding students from
outside the EU may apply if they have funding to support international
fees. The closing date is 15th September 2017 and the anticipated
start date is October 2017.

Applicants must be UK students or EU students who will have spent the
previous 3 years in the UK.

If you have any scientific queries please contact Professor Simon
Arridge (Computer Science) or Dr Ben Cox (Medical

From: Shan Zhao
Date: August 18, 2017
Subject: CFP, MBMB Special Issue, Bio-molecular Data

The journal Molecular Based Mathematical Biology (MBMB) will publish a
special issue entitled "Bio-molecular data modeling and mining". The
submission deadline has been extended to Oct. 1, 2017. 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, Oct. 1, 2017; First round of reviews:
Nov. 15, 2017; Anticipated publication date: Feb. 15, 2018.

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

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