Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy

Sandia National Labs

dmdunla@sandia.gov

- 2017 Babuska Prize Awarded
- Hierarchical Matrices, Germany, Feb 2018
- Lattice Boltzmann Methods, Germany, Mar 2018
- IMA Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, UK, Jun 2018
- Faculty Positions, Industrial Engineering, Koc Univ, Turkey
- Faculty Positions, Mathematics, Koc Univ, Turkey
- Research Fellow Position, High-Frequency Wave Modelling
- Postdoc Position, Numerical Mathematics, Univ of Brighton
- Contents, Advances in Computational Mathematics, 43 (6)
- Contents, Evolution Equation and Control Theory, 6 (4)
- Contents, Proc Institute of Applied Mathematics, 6 (2)
- Contents, Special Matrices, 2017

From: Karel Segeth segeth@math.cas.cz

Date: December 28, 2017

In December 2017, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the Union of

Czech Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the I. Babuska Prize

for the best work in computational mechanics and computational

mathematics submitted by students and young scientists. The Prize

winner for 2017 is Dr Jan Zapletal from the Faculty of Electrical

Engineering and Computer Science of the VSB-Technical University of

Ostrava. The work honored is his PhD thesis The boundary element

method for shape optimization in 3D.

Further winners were delivered diplomas of honor. The second position

was awarded to Dr Martin Hasal from the same Faculty for his PhD

thesis Numerical solution of the Stokes-Brinkman equation by the usage

of the mixed finite element method.

The third position belongs to Dr Jan Papez from the Faculty of

Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague who presented

his PhD thesis Algebraic error in matrix computations in the context

of numerical solution of partial differential equations.

Further diplomas of honor were delivered to MS theses. The first

position in this category was taken by Johanna R. Bloecher from the

Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Czech University of Life

Sciences in Prague. The second was Eva Vidlickova from the Faculty of

Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague and the third

position belongs to Marek Tyburec from the Faculty of Civil

Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

The Prize was established in 1994 by an outstanding Czech

mathematician Ivo Babuska, now at the Institute for Computational

Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

From: Steffen Boerm boerm@email.uni-kiel.de

Date: December 27, 2017

We would like to announce the next winter school on hierarchical

matrices.

Date: 26th of February to 2nd of March, 2018

Place: Kiel University, Kiel, Germany

Organizers: Wolfgang Hackbusch, Lars Grasedyck, Steffen Boerm

Hierarchical matrices offer an efficient approach to handling

non-local operators resulting, e.g., from the discretization of an

integral equation or the inversion of a partial differential

equation. They rely on a decomposition of a matrix into sub-matrices

of low numerical rank that can be represented in factorized

form. Using this representation, we can perform operations like the

matrix-vector multiplication, matrix multiplication, inversion,

factorization, the evaluation of matrix functions, or even the

solution of certain matrix equations in almost linear complexity.

The winter school is split into two parts: lectures present the

fundamental concepts and algorithms, while practical exercises allow

the participants to experience the methods first-hand, get acquainted

with the open-source library H2Lib (http://www.h2lib.org), and discuss

specific questions and applications with experts in the field.

Participation is free of charge. Please address questions and

registration requests to school@hmatrix.org

From: Mathias J. Krause mathias.krause@kit.edu

Date: December 27, 2017

Early bird registration is open until the 12th of January 2018 for the

spring school Lattice Boltzmann Methods with OpenLB Software Lab. It

is held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 19. to 23. March 2018.

Registration: http://www.openlb.net/spring-school-registration More

information: http://www.openlb.net/spring-school-2018

On behalf of the spring school executive committee, Ezeddine Sediki,

Mathias J. Krause, Mahdi Tekitek, Albert Mink.

From: Michal Kocvara m.kocvara@bham.ac.uk

Date: December 30, 2017

Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization

University of Birmingham, UK, 27 - 29 June 2018

Conference webpage: https://ima.org.uk/7149/6thIMANLAO/

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the

Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization. The

meeting is being held in cooperation with SIAM, and SIAM Activity

Groups on Optimization and on Linear Algebra. SIAM members will

receive the IMA members' registration rate.

The success of modern codes for large-scale optimization is heavily

dependent on the use of effective tools of numerical linear

algebra. On the other hand, many problems in numerical linear algebra

lead to linear, nonlinear or semidefinite optimization problems. The

purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from both

communities and to find and communicate points and topics of common

interest. Conference topics include any subject that could be of

interest to both communities, such as: Direct and iterative methods

for large sparse linear systems; Eigenvalue computation and

optimization; Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming;

Effect of round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative

procedures; Optimization issues for matrix polynomials; Fast matrix

computations; Compressed/sparse sensing; PDE-constrained optimization;

Distributed computing and optimization; and Applications and real time

optimization.

Mini-symposium proposals and contributed talks are invited on all

aspects of numerical linear algebra and optimization. Mini-symposium

proposals should be submitted to conferences@ima.org.uk by 31 January

2018. A mini-symposium consists of up to four speakers. For emerging

topics the mini-symposium can be extended to at most two sessions on a

single topic (maximum eight speakers). Organisers will be advised of

acceptance by 12 February 2018. Contributed talks and mini-symposia

talks will be accepted on the basis of a one page extended abstract

which should be submitted by 28 February 2018 online at

https://my.ima.org.uk.

From: E. Alper Yildirim alperyildirim@ku.edu.tr

Date: December 25, 2017

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Koc University invites

applications and nominations for full-time faculty positions to start

in Fall 2018. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of

industrial engineering, preferably with a strong background in

operations research. The candidates are expected to complement and

enhance the current research and education portfolio of the department

and preferably have interests in one or more of the following

application areas: data analytics, energy, financial engineering,

healthcare, production systems, supply chain and logistics, and

sustainable operations. Individuals at all ranks are encouraged to

apply (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). Applicants must have

a PhD in industrial engineering, operations research, management

sciences, or a related field, and must demonstrate a strong commitment

to high-quality research and teaching excellence. Candidates will be

expected to develop and to maintain an externally funded research

program; to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels;

to attract and to supervise doctoral students; to contribute to

departmental and university administration; and to support outreach

activities. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor should have a

commensurate record of research publications and are expected to

provide organizational and research leadership, and to build

relationships with industry.

Koc University is a private, nonprofit institution located on a new, state-

of-the-art campus in Rumelifeneri, Istanbul. The University is supported

by the Vehbi Koc Foundation, and is committed to the pursuit of

excellence in both teaching and research. The medium of instruction is

in English. Detailed information on our program and the College of

Engineering can be found at http://eng.ku.edu.tr/

We offer an internationally competitive salary and benefit package.

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements

of teaching and research interests, and at least three reference

letters, should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs

All applications will receive full consideration, but candidates are

urged to submit all required material as soon as possible. All

applications will be considered and treated confidentially.

From: E. Alper Yildirim alperyildirim@ku.edu.tr

Date: December 25, 2017

Koc University, a foundation-supported, non-profit institution of

higher education in Istanbul, Turkey, invites applications for

full-time faculty positions of open rank in pure mathematics, applied

mathematics or mathematical statistics that will complement or expand

the research activities of the Department of Mathematics. Current

research activities of the department are in algebraic geometry,

analysis, combinatorics, geometric topology, mathematical physics,

number theory, numerical analysis, partial differential equations,

probability and stochastic processes. Successful candidates are

required to have postdoctoral experience, expected to develop a

competitive research program and to teach undergraduate- and

graduate-level courses. The medium of instruction is English. Salary

will be competitive and commensurate with experience. University

housing or rental subsidy, and K-12 education subsidy will be

provided.

Applications should be submitted online at

https://www.mathjobs.org

and should consist of the following materials:

(a) cover letter,

(b) curriculum vitae,

(c) publication list,

(d) summary of past and ongoing research,

(e) research plan (mentioning collaboration prospects in Europe),

(f) teaching statement, and

(g) three reference letters.

Applications submitted by December 15th, 2017, will receive full

consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the

positions are filled.

From: David Chappell david.chappell@ntu.ac.uk

Date: December 28, 2017

Applications are invited for the above joint post to work with Prof

Gregor Tanner (University of Nottingham) and Dr David Chappell

(Nottingham Trent University) on an EPSRC - funded project entitled

Transfer operator methods for modelling high-frequency wave fields -

advancements through modern functional and numerical analysis. The

project will advance a method for calculating energy flow in complex

structures developed in Nottingham, the so-called Dynamical Energy

Analysis (DEA). The method is used for computing noise and vibration

in vehicle structures as well as electromagnetic field distributions

in complex cavities. DEA exhibits a rich underlying mathematical

structure based on transfer operators originally arising in the theory

of chaotic dynamical systems.

A good knowledge of computational wave modelling is essential. In

addition, a background in more than one of the following areas is

highly desirable: short wavelength asymptotic methods, numerical

solutions of PDEs, programming, numerical linear algebra, numerical

analysis, and functional analysis. This full-time position is

available from 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and

will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of thee

years. The post is a joint appointment (50:50 split) between UoN and

NTU and the person appointed will be based at UoN and NTU

campuses. The salary will be 32548 to 34520 (GBP) per annum.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Gregor Tanner, email:

gregor.tanner@nottingham.ac.uk or Dr David Chappell, email:

david.chappell@ntu.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly

to these email addresses will not be accepted. Further information and

the online application system can be accessed via the link:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI438917

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th January 2018.

From: Dmitry Savostyanov d.savostyanov@brighton.ac.uk

Date: December 29, 2017

A position is opened for post doctorate Research Fellow in Numerical

Mathematics to take part in the EPSRC funded project Tensor product

algorithms for quantum control problems. Candidates should possess a

PhD in the area of Computational Mathematics, Physics, or Scientific

computing or any other closely related area, excellent knowledge of

Numerical Linear Algebra and Matrix Analysis as well as experience in

scientific coding using MATLAB. The candidate is expected to be

confident using LaTeX and have experience in contributing to academic

publications. You will work in close collaboration with Dr Dmitry

Savostyanov in order to develop, implement and test efficient tensor

product algorithms. This is an exciting opportunity for a recent PhD

graduate. Candidates in final stages of their PhD research (thesis

submitted) will also be considered.

The deadline for applications is 11 January 2018.

https://jobs.brighton.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=SM4095-17-514

From: Danielle Walker danielle.walker@springer.com

Date: December 26, 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS, ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

VOL. 43, NO. 6, 2017

http://www.springer.com/journal/10444

A fully diagonalized spectral method using generalized Laguerre

functions on the half line, Fu-Jun Liu, Zhong-Qing Wang & Hui-Yuan Li

Solving F(z + 1) = b F(z) in the complex plane, William Paulsen &

Samuel Cowgill

A note on Taylor boundary conditions for accurate image restoration,

Pietro Dell'Acqua

A simple finite element method for the Stokes equations, Lin Mu & Xiu

Ye

Computing ultra-precise eigenvalues of the Laplacian within polygons,

Robert Stephen Jones

Constructing radial kernels with higher-order generalized Strang-Fix

conditions, Wenwu Gao & Zongmin Wu

A matrix method for fractional Sturm-Liouville problems on bounded

domain, Paolo Ghelardoni & Cecilia Magherini

New approximations to the principal real-valued branch of the Lambert

W-function, Roberto Iacono & John P. Boyd

An h-p version of the continuous Petrov-Galerkin method for Volterra

delay-integro-differential equations, Lina Wang & Lijun Yi

Inverted finite elements for div-curl systems in the whole space,

Tahar Z. Boulmezaoud, Keltoum Kaliche & Nabil Kerdid

From: Irena Lasiecka IL2V@VIRGINIA.EDU

Date: December 24, 2017

EECT: Content vol 6.4 December 2017.

http://aimsciences.org/journal/A0000-0000

1. Exact and approximate controllability of coupled one-dimensional

hyperbolic equations, Abdelaziz Bennour, Farid Ammar Khodja and Djamel

Teniou

2 Approximate controllability of semilinear non-autonomous evolution

systems with state-dependent delay, Xianlong Fu

3 Finite determining parameters feedback control for distributed

nonlinear dissipative systems - a computational study, Evelyn Lunasin

and Edriss S. Titi

4 Some problems of guaranteed control of the Schlogl and

FitzHugh---Nagumo systems, Vyacheslav Maksimov

5 Stability and instability of solutions to the drift-diffusion

system, Takayoshi Ogawa and Hiroshi Wakui

6 Exact controllability results for a class of abstract nonlocal

Cauchy problem with impulsive conditions, Poongodi Rathinasamy,

Murugesu Rangasamy and Nirmalkumar Rajendran

7 Degeneracy in finite time of 1D quasilinear wave equations II,

Yuusuke Sugiyama

8 Asymptotic profile of solutions to the linearized double dispersion

equation on the half space Rn+, Yu-Zhu Wang, Si Chen and Menglong Su

From: Fikret Aliev proceedings.IAM@gmail.com

Date: December 29, 2017

CONTENTS

F.A. Aliev, V.B. Larin, Algorithm for factorization of second degree

discrete matrix polynomials

M.A. Noor, Kh.I. Noor, S. Iftikhar, Integral inequalities via strongly

beta-convex functions

N.A.Aliev, G.S. Alieva, R.M. Tagiyev, Determination of the coefficient

of hydraulic resistance in gas lift process described by partial

derivatives hyperbolic equations

A. Aghili, M.R. Masomi, Solving systems of fractional partial

differential equations via two dimensional Laplace transforms

A.B. Ramazanov, Application of a gradient algorithm in some problems

for recognition of images

E. Guner, S. Balci, The solution of the fuzzy lifting problem on fuzzy

covering spaces

M.A. Sadygov, J.J. Mamedova, H.S. Akhundov, Extremal problem for the

Goursat-Darboux type inclusion in infinite domain

N.S. Hajiyeva, I.A. Maharramov, Identification problem for defining

the coefficient of hydraulic resistance on different areas of

pump-compressor pipes in gas lift process

S. M. Madian, Some results of differential subordination and

superordination for p- valent functions associated with new operator

Z. Velioglu, N. Ekici, Parafree lie algebras with certain properties

Fikret A. Aliev, N.A. Aliev, N.A. Safarova K.G. Gasimova , Y.V.

Mamedova, Analytical construction of regulators for a fractional

derivative

From: Carlos Fonseca cmdafonseca@hotmail.com

Date: December 27, 2017

The 2017 volume of Special Matrices (http://www.editorialmanager.com/spma)

is now completed. In addition to SCOPUS, MATHSCINET, and zbMATH,

Special Matrices is now indexed to the Web of Science.

All the papers are available here:

https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/spma.2017.5.issue-1/issue-files/spma.2017.5.issue-1.xml

Krein-space operators determined by free product algebras induced by

primes and graphs, Cho, Ilwoo / Jorgensen, Palle E. T.

On the q-exponential of matrix q-Lie algebras, Ernst, Thomas

The classification of edges and the change in multiplicity of an

eigenvalue of a real symmetric matrix resulting from the change in an

edge value, Toyonaga, Kenji / Johnson, Charles R.

A shorter proof of the distance energy of complete multipartite

graphs, So, Wasin

Polynomial sequences generated by infinite Hessenberg matrices,

Verde-Star, Luis

Finding metastabilities in reversible Markov chains based on

incomplete sampling, Fackeldey, Konstantin / Niknejad, Amir / Weber,

Marcus

Some results on magic squares based on generating magic vectors and

R-C similar transformations, Ma, Xiaoyang / Fang, Kai-tai / Deng, Yu hui

On characteristic and permanent polynomials of a matrix, Singh,

Ranveer / Bapat, R. B.

An effective recursive formula for the Frobenius covariants in matrix

functions, Schafer, F.

Spectrally Perron Polynomials and the Cauchy-Ostrovsky Theorem,

Paparella, Pietro

Some inferences on the distribution of the Demmel condition number of

complex Wishart matrices, Shakil, M. / Ahsanullah, M.

A simple spectral algorithm for recovering planted partitions, Cole,

Sam / Friedland, Shmuel / Reyzin, Lev

Enumeration and investigation of acute 0/1-simplices modulo the action

of the hyperoctahedral group, Brandts, Jan / Cihangir, Apo

Structured matrix methods computing the greatest common divisor of

polynomials, Christou, Dimitrios / Mitrouli, Marilena / Triantafyllou,

Dimitrios

Sign patterns of J-orthogonal matrices, Hall, Frank J. / Li, Zhongshan

/ Parnass, Caroline T. / Rozloznik, Miroslav

Spectral properties of a sequence of matrices connected to each other

via Schur complement and arising in a compartmental model, Haskell,

Evan C. / Paksoy, Vehbi E.

Representation of doubly infinite matrices as non-commutative Laurent

series, Arenas-Herrera, Maria Ivonne / Verde-Star, Luis

Matrices induced by arithmetic functions acting on certain Krein

spaces, Cho, Ilwoo

Factorizations related to some numerical triangles, Prodinger, Helmut

A note on distance spectral radius of trees, Wang, Yanna / Xing,

Rundan / Zhou, Bo / Dong, Fengming

A counterexample to the Drury permanent conjecture, Hutchinson, George

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