NA Digest, V. 17, # 32

NA Digest Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Volume 17 : Issue 32

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Jakub Kurzak
Date: December 11, 2017
Subject: C++ API for BLAS and LAPACK

The DOE ECP SLATE project (
now offers C++ APIs for BLAS and LAPACK:

From: Charles Audet
Date: December 09, 2017
Subject: New Book, Derivative-Free and Blackbox Optimization

C. Audet and W. Hare. Derivative-Free and Blackbox Optimization.
Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering,
Springer International Publishing, 302 pages, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-
68913-5, December 2017.

This book is designed as a textbook, suitable for self-learning or for
teaching an upper-year university course on derivative-free and
blackbox optimization. The book is split into 5 parts and is designed
to be modular; any individual part depends only on the material in
Part I. Part I of the book discusses what is meant by Derivative-Free
and Blackbox Optimization, provides background material, and early
basics while Part II focuses on heuristic methods (Genetic Algorithms
and Nelder-Mead). Part III presents direct search methods (Generalized
Pattern Search and Mesh Adaptive Direct Search) and Part IV focuses on
model-based methods (Simplex Gradient and Trust Region). Part V
discusses dealing with constraints, using surrogates, and bi-objective
optimization. End of chapter exercises are included throughout as well
as 15 end of chapter projects and over 40 figures. Benchmarking
techniques are also presented in the appendix. The book opens up with
a foreword by John Dennis.

Available at :

From: Gianluigi Rozza
Date: December 03, 2017
Subject: Reducing Dimensions and Cost for UQ in Complex Systems, UK, Mar 2018

Workshop: Reducing Dimensions and Cost for UQ in Complex Systems
Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
5 - 9 March 2018
Registration for this workshop is open through to January 3, 2018

Uncertainty quantification (UQ) in complex mathematical models is a
huge computational challenge for many reasons. Simple UQ tasks such as
the estimation of statistical properties of system outputs often
require multiple calls to a deterministic solver. A single solver call
is already very expensive for complex mathematical models. Advanced UQ
tasks such as sensitivity and reliability analysis, parameter
identification, or optimal control and design often involve several
layers of increasing complexity where each layer requires the
performance of a specific UQ task. This workshop will address
efficient numerical and statistical methods for reducing the overall
cost of solving discrete problems that arise in UQ studies, focusing
on methodologies that reduce the dimension of the problems to be
solved. Talks will be organised around topics such as: multilevel and
multifidelity methods; reduced basis methods; dimension reduction
strategies; low rank and tensor methods; challenges in Gaussian
process emulation, and active subspaces. Workshop speakers and
participants will be encouraged to explore connections between these
topics. There will also be two contributed poster
presentations. Please indicate on the registration form if you are
interested in presenting a poster. A limited amount of funding may be
available to support PhD students.

From: Jakub Kurzak
Date: December 11, 2017
Subject: Automatic Performance Tuning, Canada, May 2018

The Thirteenth International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning
(in conjunction with IPDPS 2018, Vancouver, Canada) is open for

Workshop website:
EasyChair page:

From: Pablo Seleson
Date: December 06, 2017
Subject: Computational Mechanics, UK, Jun 2018

6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures
and Coupled Problems) (ECCM 6)
11-15 June, 2018, Glasgow, UK

We invite contributions to the minisymposium entitled 'Nonlocal Models
and Methods for Material Failure and Damage Simulation' at the 6th
European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6), to be held
jointly with the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid
Dynamics (ECFD 7) on June 11-15, 2018 in Glasgow, UK.

The goal of this minisymposium is to bring together a diverse group of
researchers working with nonlocal formulations of continuum mechanics,
such as peridynamics, nonlocal elasticity and plasticity, and
strain-gradient elasticity, as well as with other related nonlocal
models, to discuss advances in modeling, computational methods, and
numerical simulations.

The ECCM 6 conference will be part of the 25th Anniversary of the
European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences
(ECCOMAS), and it represents one of the three main scientific events
of ECCOMAS organized every four years. This minisymposium will promote
collaboration between various nonlocal communities, and it will also
allow further interaction between the European nonlocal community and
nonlocal communities in other geographical regions.

Deadline for abstract submission: December 15, 2017

From: Pavel Solin
Date: December 06, 2017
Subject: ESCO 2018, Czech Republic, Jun 2018

ESCO 2018 - 6th European Seminar on Computing
3 - 8 June 2018, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2017
Minisymposium submission deadline: December 31, 2017

ESCO 2018 is the 6th event in a successful series of
interdisciplineary international conferences. It promotes modern
technologies and practices in modeling, computing and
visualization. It strengthens the interaction between researchers and
practitioners in various areas of computational engineering and
sciences. The meeting takes place in the beautiful historic city of
Pilsen whose origins date back to the 13th century. Pilsen's rich
history is summarized on Wikipedia

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Tzanio Kolev (Lawrence Livermore National Lab, U.S.A.)
Krzysztof Podgorski (Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
John Whiteman (Brunel University, London, United Kingdom)
Barbara Wohlmuth (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Thematic areas: Computational electromagnetics and coupled problems,
Fluid-structure interaction and multi-phase flows, Computational
chemistry and quantum physics, Computational civil and structural
engineering, Computational biology and bioinformatics, Computational
geometry and topology, Mathematics Education and Outreach, Petascale
and exascale computing, Hydrology and porous media flows, Wave
propagation and acoustics, imate and weather modeling, Uncertainty
quantification, Computational statistics, GPU and cloud computing,
Open source software. Theoretical results as well as applications are

From: Leo Liberti
Date: December 08, 2017
Subject: Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization, France, Jun 2018

16th Cologne-Twente Workshop (CTW18) on Graphs and Combinatorial
Optimization, June 18-20, 2018, Paris (France)

The Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization
2018 welcomes contributions on theory and applications of discrete
algorithms, graphs and combinatorial structures in the wide
sense. CTW18 will be organized by CNRS LIX, Ecole Polytechnique, and
will take place at the Conservatoire National d'Arts et Metiers
(CNAM), in the center of Paris.


Submit extended abstracts of at most 4 pages using the Easychair link,, no later than Feb 1st,
2018, using the templates (coming soon too) available on the
website. The scientific committee will select the presentations for
the workshop on the basis of the extended abstracts received and on
the available number of slots.

From: Jose E. Castillo
Date: December 01, 2017
Subject: Panam 2018, Cuba, Jun 2018

The IX PanAmerican Workshop in applied mathematics and computational
science will be held in Varadero, Cuba June 11-18 2018 The objective
of these workshops is to create cooperative research activities based
on international collaboration and to promote the development of
applied and computational mathematics in Latin America.

To accomplish these goals, we must bring together practicing applied
mathematicians and computational scientists in the Americas to
exchange research information, and create a forum for researchers to
refine, enhance and implement research activities. The purpose is to
continue to center in areas of applied and computational mathematics,
such as, computational fluid dynamics, numerical optimization,
high-performance computing, grid generation, computer algebra, and
dynamical systems aimed to evaluate data related to areas of
environmental, social and economic development in the

From: Bellen Alfredo
Date: December 06, 2017
Subject: Summer School, Numerical Analysis, Italy, Jun 2018

The topics will be:
Theory and practice of the Virtual Element Methods.

The School will take place in Dobbiaco-Italy on June 17-22, 2018

During the school, three leading specialists in the field will present
a series of 90 minutes long lectures on the topic. The school is
intended for PhD students and young researchers.

The lecturers will be:
Franco Brezzi, Imati CNR, Pavia (Italy)
Lourenco Beirao Da Veiga, Milano (Italy)
Alessandro Russo, Milano (Italy)


For registration and further information on the summer school, see

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

From: Helmut Podhaisky
Date: December 07, 2017
Subject: NUMDIFF-15, Germany, Sep 2018

on Numerical Solution of Differential
and Differential-Algebraic Equations

3 - 7 September 2018, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Plenary speakers: David Cohen (Umea), Emil Constantinescu (Argonne),
Martin Gander (Geneva), Severiano Gonzalez-Pinto (La Laguna), Max
Gunzburger (Tallahassee), Eskil Hansen (Lund), David Ketcheson
(Kaust), Marc Massot (Paris), Andreas Meister (Kassel), Sina
Ober-Blobaum (Oxford), Robert Scheichl (Bath), Carola-Bibiane
Schonlieb (Cambridge), Erik Van Vleck (Lawrence)

- Computational mechanics and geometric numerical integration
organised by Sigrid Leyendecker (Erlangen) and Klas Modin (Chalmers)
- Model order reduction for dynamical systems organised by Michael
Hinze (Hamburg)
- Numerical methods for stochastic (partial) differential equations
organised by Gilles Vilmart (Geneva)
- Piecewise Smooth Differential Equations organised by Luca Dieci
(Atlanta) and Nicola Guglielmi (L'Aquila)


From: Andrew Knyazev
Date: December 07, 2017
Subject: Visiting Faculty Positions, MERL, Cambridge MA

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge MA,
invites applications for Visiting Faculty.

University faculty members are invited to spend part or all of their
sabbaticals at MERL, pursuing projects of their own choosing in
collaboration with MERL researchers.

To apply, a candidate should identify and contact one or more MERL
researchers with whom they would like to collaborate. The applicant
and a MERL researcher will jointly prepare a proposal that the
researcher will champion internally. Please visit the visiting faculty
web page for further details:

The application deadline for positions starting in Summer/Fall 2018 is
February 15, 2018.

MERL also has employment openings
and internship opportunities

From: Gerhard Zumbusch
Date: November 29, 2017
Subject: Faculty Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ Jena

Applications are invited for the position Professor (W3) in Numerical
Analysis at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the
Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The position is available from
October 1, 2018.

Candidates should be internationally recognized for research in
numerical analysis. Possible areas of interest include high
dimensional numerics, numerics of partial or stochastic partial
differential equations, computational dynamics, and computational
physics. Particular emphasis will be laid on the connection to
analysis as well as to applied disciplines of mathematics and
interdisciplinary research areas.

Teaching duties include numerical analysis and possibly analysis
courses for Bachelor and Master students of all faculties and for
mathematics teachers. An active participation in the Master program
'Computational and Data Science' is welcome. Applications should be
submitted by 12.01.2018.

From: Scott Field
Date: November 28, 2017
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Dept of Math, UMass Dartmouth

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth has an opening for an Assistant Professor in Mathematics.

For further information, please see our job posting on mathjobs:

From: Yves Lucet
Date: December 03, 2017
Subject: Tenure Track and Term Positions, Computer Science (User Experience)

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the
University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science,
with a focus on User Experience (UX) and specialization in any of the
following areas: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), data visualization,
animation, virtual/augmented/mixed reality.

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related
field with a focus area related to media studies. Candidates must have
a demonstrated record of research productivity and proven ability to
obtain external funding in support of a successful program of
research. They must also demonstrate commitment to student mentoring
and supervision, excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching
appropriate to career stage, and an interest in graduate supervision.

For more information on the position including how to apply, please

From: Jessica Bosch
Date: November 30, 2017
Subject: Instructor Position, Computer Science, Univ of British Columbia

The Department of Computer Science at the University of British
Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
teaching position at the rank of Instructor. Applicants in Computer
Science, Computer Science Education, or a related area are invited to
apply. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. Applications are
due January 5, 2018.

For complete details, and to apply online, please visit\

For questions about the application process, contact Steven A.
Wolfman, Chair of Instructor Recruiting Committee, at

From: Emanuele Zanchi
Date: December 11, 2017
Subject: Multiple Positions, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de
Supercomputacion (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in
Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers
in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed
supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research,
develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate
scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into
both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering
sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 500 staff from 44

- Data Manager/Data Steward (RE2/RE3), Ref.220
- Internship student in Computational Modelling for Fusion R0,
Ref. 219
- Junior C/C++ Developer (RE1/RE2), Ref.186
- Junior observational earth data manager, Ref 213
- Life Sciences Group Leader - R4 (2 POSITIONS), Ref.205
- RTL Design and Validation Group Leader (R4), Ref.206
- Research Officer on environmental economics (Air quality and Climate
Services), Ref. 211
- Research scientist position for Natural Language Processing,
Ref. 215
- Software Developer (RE2/RE3), Ref.221

From: Jakub Kurzak
Date: December 11, 2017
Subject: Research Position, High Performance Computing, Univ of Tennessee

Innovative Computing Laboratory ( is hiring
Research Scientists for work on a DOE funded project to develop a
modern replacement for ScaLAPACK with support for multicore processors
and hardware accelerators.

Job details:

Project details:

From: Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz
Date: November 30, 2017
Subject: University Assistant with Doctorate, Univ of Graz

With its 4,300 employees and 32,500 students, the University of Graz
provides an exciting and varied work environment. Given our expertise
in research and teaching, we are a central institution in Styria.

Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is looking for a
University Assistant with doctorate (40 hours a week; fixed-term
employment for the period of 1 year; position to be filled as of
February 1st 2018 )

Your duties
- Research in the field of scientific computing with special focus on
parallel numerical algorithms in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
and FSI (Fluid Structure Interaction)
- Application of HPC (High Perfromance Computing) in biomedical
sciences and in natural sciences
- Collaboration in the BioTechMed project 'ILEARNHEART' and in further
interdisciplinary cooperation projects
- Independent teaching of courses in the field of numerical
mathematics and HPC, supervision of students and holding of exams
- Participation in organizational and administrative matters

Application Deadline: December 20th 2017
Reference Number: MB/14/99 ex 2017/18

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in
particular in management and faculty positions and therefore
encourages qualified women to apply. Especially with regard to
academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities
who meet the requirements of the advertised position. If you are
interested, please submit your application documents within the stated
deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your
application and please send your CV and photo to:

Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz

From: Robert Speck
Date: November 29, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, CSE at JSC, Germany

Juelich Supercomputing Centre is looking to recruit a postdoc in the
field of mathematics and/or scientific computing with a special focus
on parallel-in-time integration methods.

The goal of this project is the analysis and adjustment of the
parallel full approximation scheme in space and time ("PFASST") for
hyperbolic problems. A close collaboration with our partners at RWTH
Aachen University (Germany) and University of Leeds (UK) is intended.

Candidates should hold a university degree in the field of mathematics
or scientific computing, followed by a doctoral degree. They should
have profound knowledge of iterative methods, numerical ODE solvers
and hyperbolic problems as well as a strong expertise in C++ or Python
programming. Social competence and good communication skills for
collaborative work in and with interdisciplinary teams are essential.

The project runs for 2 years (further project proposals are planned)
and should start as soon as possible. For more information and to
apply, see

From: Matthew Hopkins
Date: November 29, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Low Temperature Plasma Modeling

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in low
temperature plasma modeling in the Applied Optical and Plasma Sciences
department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM,
USA. Our department includes numerous experimental, theoretical, and
computational low temperature plasma activities. Activities vary from
fundamental research to understanding fielded devices, and project
sponsors span a spectrum of both internal and external customers,
including other federal entities, and US industry. We are seeking an
exceptional recent PhD graduate to join our team in developing and
applying computational methods for a range of low temperature plasma
phenomena and applications, including low and high pressure discharge
systems. Typical activities include performing massively parallel
PIC-DSMC simulations, employing complex atomic and molecular plasma
chemistry systems, and developing surface physics models. Candidates
must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance, which
requires US citizenship.

Please apply to position #658944 at

Additional inquiries can be addressed to

From: John Singler
Date: December 04, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Mathematics/Statistics, Missouri S&T

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Missouri University of
Science and Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral
position starting in August 2018. This position is for one year,
renewable once for a maximum of two years, and is not a tenure-track
position. Salary and benefits are competitive. The potential for
excellence in teaching and research is essential. Strong potential for
obtaining external funding is desirable.

Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate in the
mathematical or statistical sciences, or in a related field, by August
2018. The field of research is open, but the desired qualifications
include having a documented research record in an area that meshes
with the research interests of a current faculty member or group of
faculty members (see
In their cover letter, applicants should identify a faculty member or
research group of interest for collaboration, and explain how their
research can both benefit from, and enhance, our research endeavors.

For more information and to apply:

From: Steven Fletcher
Date: December 08, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Non-Gaussian Data Assimilation, CIRA, CSU

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Applied Data Assimilation

The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at
Colorado State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral fellowship in
February 2018 as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to
train a new scientist in data assimilation. Located at CIRA in Fort
Collins, Colorado, this fellowship is intended for persons who have
completed their Ph.D.'s within the last 3 years and may last up to 3
years contingent upon NSF funding availability. The individual in
this position will be part of the data assimilation group and will
work on developing links between non- Gaussian distributions and
different atmospheric scale dynamics, converting the hybrid version of
WRF-GSI to have a non-Gaussian component, as well as developing and
implementing different probability density functions detection
algorithms. Applications will be accepted until the fellowship is
filled; however, to ensure full consideration applications should be
submitted by 11:59 PM MT on January 3, 2018. References may be
contacted immediately and without further notification to the
candidate. Apply electronically by clicking "Apply to this Job" at
the following website:
NOTE: In your cover letter, please specifically address the required
and preferred qualifications of this position. A cover letter that
fails to address the required and preferred qualifications of this
position may not be further considered after review by the search
committee. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

From: Joe Vallino
Date: December 01, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling

A postdoctoral scientist position in Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling is
available at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. This
position is part of a large Simons Foundation collaborative project on
Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES,
modeling-of-marine-ecosystems/) that involves multiple investigators
and is directed by Mick Follows at MIT. The MBL component of the
project focuses on developing metabolic network representations of
marine microbial food webs and their associated biogeochemistry. The
goal of the MBL team is to leverage information gleaned from
genome-scale models to improve understanding and modeling of marine
ecosystems. Consequently, we are seeking applicants with expertise or
familiarity in systems biology modeling combined with marine ecosystem
modeling, or individuals with interest in exploring this new area of
research. While not required, knowledge of Fortran, thermodynamics,
genome-scale models, numerical analysis and/or optimal control theory
will be considered advantageous. The successful candidate will be
expected to work collaboratively with members of the CBIOMES
team. Review of applications will begin 1 Feb 2018 and continue until
the position is filled. Funding support is available for up to five
years, but performance will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Interested applicants must apply on-line here:

From: Ben Adcock
Date: December 03, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Theory and practice of high-dimensional data analysis

We invite applications for two or more postdoctoral fellowships in the
Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University and the
Department of Mathematics at The University of British Columbia. These
positions are part of a collaborative research group on
"Low-dimensional structure in high-dimensional data analysis:
connecting theory and practice", funded by PIMS (The Pacific Institute
of Mathematical Sciences). The candidate will work closely with one
or more of the PIs of the project: Ben Adcock, Sasha Aravkin, Roger
Donaldson, Michael Friedlander, Yaniv Plan, and Ozgur Yilmaz.

The broad area of these positions is methods for high-dimensional data
analysis. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in one or
more of: machine and deep learning, sparse approximation, compressed
sensing, random matrix theory, and optimization. Additional experience
in related areas is useful. The duration of the position is one year,
with the possibility for renewal for a second year subject to
satisfactory performance. The salary will be at a competitive level
and will be augmented with funding for travel. Fellows will be
required to teach one undergraduate course per year.

Further information can be found on MathJobs:

The application deadline is January 3rd, 2018.

From: Jonathan Dawes
Date: December 12, 2017
Subject: Fellowship Position, Inst for Mathematical Innovation, Univ of Bath

University of Bath
Prize Fellowship - Institute for Mathematical Innovation
Closing Date: Sunday 31 December 2017
Reference: SF5353

As part of a University-wide Prize Fellowship initiative, the Bath
Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) is seeking to appoint a
talented early-stage researcher. These two-year research fellowships
are part of a scheme intended to fast-track fellows to a permanent
appointment at Bath.

IMI seeks to recruit a Prize Fellow to work in one of the following
three areas:
- Machine learning, especially at the interface of probabilistic
modelling and neural computation, and in the mathematical
foundations of artificial intelligence systems.
- Statistics and data science, especially novel methodologies and
their applications in environmental science, healthcare, or
- Mathematical modelling in industry, especially in the development of
analytical and computational mathematically-based skills, and their
application to industrially-based challenges.

Applications are invited from candidates working in one of these
areas, which may be broadly interpreted.

Further details can be found at:

For enquiries, please contact Jonathan Dawes, Director of IMI, in the
first instance:

From: Simona Vegetti
Date: November 30, 2017
Subject: Phd/Postdoc Position, Numerical Gravitational Lensing

As much as the 85 percent of the matter content of the Universe is
made of an unknown elusive component known as dark matter and its
nature represents one of the most outstanding and studied problems in
physics. Strong gravitational lensing is key and unique astrophysical
tool to constrain the properties of dark matter. Taking advantage of
current and future gravitational lensing observations requires the
development of new fast lens modelling codes. For this reason the Max
Planck Institute for Astrophysics invites applications for a phD or a
postdoctoral position in the area of computational gravitational
lensing. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Simona Vegetti on
the development of new gravitational lens modelling codes and
applications in the field of galaxy formation. S/he will have strong
computational skills, while knowledge in the field of gravitational
lensing or astrophysics is not required.

The successful candidate will join the vibrant research environment of
the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching.

The position is available from February 2018, but the starting date is
negotiable. The appointment will be initially for 2+1 years, with the
possibility of a fourth year extension, pending on performance.

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending a curriculum
vitae, a publication list, a two page statement of their scientific
experience and interests to the email address The candidates should also arrange for 3
letters of reference to be sent to the same email address.

Applications are due by January 1 2018, but later applications will be
considered until the position is filled.

From: Jennifer Pestana
Date: December 10, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Linear Algebra, Strathclyde, Glasgow

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on novel
preconditioners for radial basis function linear systems, under the
supervision of Dr Jennifer Pestana and Dr Alison Ramage, at the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. The project will suit students with
interests in numerical analysis and linear algebra.

The studentship covers UK/EU tuition fees and comes with an annual
tax- free stipend at the standard UK rate. International students who
can fund the difference between UK/EU and International fee rates are
also encouraged to apply.

The project will begin 1 March, 2018, or earlier by arrangement.

Further details are available at

Informal enquiries to Jennifer Pestana (
are welcome.

From: Winnifried Wollner
Date: December 11, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, TU Darmstadt

A PhD position (salary TV-L E13 75%) on the numerical analysis of
Galerkin discretizations for phase-field damage/fracture models is
available in the group of Winnifried Wollner at TU Darmstadt

The successful applicant will be working on the development and
numerical analysis of enriched Galerkin methods for the discretization
of phase-field damage evolution. The position is part of a priority
program 'Reliable Simulation Techniques in Solid Mechanics' by the
German Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.

A masters degree in mathematics with a solid background in the finite
element analysis is required. Programming experience in C/C++ is

Inquiries and applications may be addressed to

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2018 or until the position is

From: Alex Barnett
Date: November 30, 2017
Subject: New co-Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Computational Mathematics

Just to let you know that I have recently joined Karsten Urban as the
new co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Advances in Computational
Mathematics (ACOM), published by Springer. We have clarified its
scope, which emphasizes: 1) approximation theory and computational
geometry; 2) numerical analysis, modelling and simulation; 3) imaging,
signal processing and data analysis.

We encourage you, your students, and your colleagues to use ACOM as a
home for high-quality numerical analysis and scientific computing; you
will see many familiar names on the editorial board. Soon authors
will also be able to upload code or data with their article. We also
have special issues, so please reach out if you would like to propose

From: Edward B. Saff
Date: December 01, 2017
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 46 (3)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 46 Number 3
Table of Contents

Parametric Representation of Univalent Functions with Boundary Regular
Fixed Points, Pavel Gumenyuk

Matrix-Valued Gegenbauer-Type Polynomials, Erik Koelink, Ana M. de los
Rios, Pablo Roman

Complex Interpolation of Smoothness Morrey Subspaces, Denny Ivanal
Hakim, Shohei Nakamura, Yoshihiro Sawano

Entropy of Convex Functions on R^d, Fuchang Gao, Jon A. Wellner

Remez-Type and Nikol'skii-Type Inequalities: General Relations and the
Hyperbolic Cross Polynomials, V. Temlyakov, S. Tikhonov

Zeros of Polynomials Generated by a Rational Function with a
Hyperbolic-Type Denominator, Tamas Forgacs, Khang Tran

Computation of Asymptotic Expansions of Turning Point Problems via
Cauchy's Integral Formula: Bessel Functions, T. M. Dunster, A. Gil,
J. Segura

Volume 46 Number 3 of Constructive Approximation is now available on
the SpringerLink web site at

Date: December 02, 2017
Subject: Contents, J Numer Anal Approx Theory, 46 (2)

Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory
published since 1972

High order approximation theory for Banach space valued functions,
G.A. Anastassiou

A class of transformations of a quadratic integral generating
dynamical systems, P. Bracken

Some applications of quadrature rules for mappings on Lp[u,v] space
via Ostrowski-type inequality, N. Irshad, A.R. Khan

On Baskakov operators preserving the exponential function,
O.G. Yilmaz, V. Gupta, A. Aral

Accelerating the convergence of Newton-type iterations, T. Zhanlav, O.
Chuluunbaatar, V. Ulziibayar

A numerical comparison between two exact simplicial methods for
solving a capacited 4-index transportation problem, R. Zitouni,
M. Achache

From: Roman Chapko
Date: December 11, 2017
Subject: Contents, J Numerical and Applied Mathematics, 3 (126)

Journal of Numerical and Applied Mathematics (Ukraine), 3(126), 2017

I. V. Borachok, An iterative method for the Cauchy problem for the
Laplace equation in three-dimensional domains.

R. S. Chapko, B. T. Johansson and M. V. Shkolyk, On a boundary
integral equation method for elastostatic Cauchy problems in annular
planar domains.

L. M. Diakoniuk and Ya. H. Savula, Heterogeneous model of the process
of thermal conductivity in a multilayered medium with thin layers.

R. G. Drebotiy and H. A. Shynkarenko, On the application of the one
hp- adaptive finite element strategy for nonsymmetric
convection-diffusion- reaction problems.

R. P. Iakymchuk, S. M. Shakhno and H. P.Yarmola, Convergence analysis
of a two-step modifcation of the Gauss-Newton method and its

Y. V. Kokovska, M. M. Prytula and P. S.Venherskyi, Application of
finite elements method for solving variational problems of channel

I. S. Mykhailiuk and M. M. Prytula, Application of (G'/G) - expansion
method to two Korteweg - de Vries type dynamic systems.

B. M. Podlevskyi, Determination the quantity of eigenvalue for two-
parameter eigenvalue problems in the prescribed region.

M. V. Sidorov, Construction of two-sided approximations to positive
solutions of boundary value problems for semilinear elliptic systems.

D. O. Sytnyk, Sinc approximation of algebraically decaying functions.

From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: December 01, 2017
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 22 (6)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations

ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online, Electronical edition:

Virginija Garbaliauskien{\. e}, Julija Karali{\= u}nait{\. e} and
Antanas Laurin{\v c}ikas, On Zeros of Some Combinations of Dirichlet
\textit{L}-Functions and Hurwitz Zeta-Functions

Renata Macaitien{\. e}, Mindaugas Stoncelis and Darius {\v S}iau{\v
c}i{\= u}nas, A Weighted Discrete Universality Theorem for Periodic
Zeta-Functions. II

Abdelkarim Kelleche, Boundary Control and Stabilization of an Axially
Moving Viscoelastic String under a Boundary Disturbance

Ping Yang and Yao-Lin Jiang, $H_{2}$ Optimal Model Reduction of
Coupled Systems on the Grassmann Manifold

Akil J. Harfash and Fahad K. Nashmi, Triply Resonant Double Diffusive
Convection in a Fluid Layer

Srikumar Panda and Subash C. Martha, Water-waves Scattering by
Permeable Bottom in Two-layer Fluid in the Presence of Surface Tension

Raphael Schulz, Boundedness in a Biofilm-Chemotaxis Model in Evolving
Porous Media

From: David G. Yu
Date: December 01, 2017
Subject: Contents, Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing, 5 (4)

Contents, Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing (SOIC),
Volume: 5, Number: 4, December 2017

Existence theorem and optimality conditions for a class of convex
semi-infinite problems with noncompact index sets, Olga Kostyukova,
Tatiana Tchemisova, Maryia Kurdina

SDP relaxation method for detecting P infinite problems with
noncompact index sets, Olga Kostyukova, Tatiana Tchemisova, Maryia

SDP relaxation method for detecting P-tensors, Li Li, Xiao Wang

Optimal control of linear time-varying systems with state and input
delays delays by Chebyshev wavelets, Iman Malmir

Anomaly Detection in Big Data based on Clustering, Rasim Alguliyev,
Ramiz Aliguliyev, Lyudmila Sukhostat

Developing industries in cooperative interaction: equilibrium and s
stability in processes with lag, Aleksandr Kirjanen, Oleg Malafeyev,
Nadezhda Redinskikh

A clutter-calibrated Hough transform for the estimation of directional
structure and dominant directions in grey-level images, Fathi Hamed,
Robert Aykroyd

Some general results on quantile functions for the generalized beta f
family, Dreamlee Sharma, Tapan Kumar Chakrabarty

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