NA Digest, V. 18, # 8

NA Digest Sunday, February 25, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 8

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Marina Epelman
Date: February 25, 2018
Subject: Call for Nominations, Editor-in-Chief, INFORMS Journal on Computing

The final term of Professor David Woodruff as editor-in-chief of the
journal INFORMS Journal on Computing will expire on December 31, 2018.
Based on recommendations from the INFORMS Publications Committee, the
president of INFORMS has appointed a committee to conduct a full
search for a new editor-in-chief. The committee intends to propose a
candidate for approval by INFORMS no later than June 1, 2018. All
members of INFORMS are invited to participate in this process. The
committee seeks your opinions and comments on (1) the current state of
the journal; (2) recommendations for changes, if any; and (3)
candidates for editor-in-chief. Qualifications for the editor-in-chief
of INFORMS Journal on Computing include:

- A demonstrated interest in a broad range of topics in the field
- A demonstrated record of excellence in research in the field
- Dedication and enthusiasm for INFORMS Journal on Computing
- Previous editorial experience
- Vision of the role of scholarly publications in the electronic
- Commitment to the workload involved
- Ability to effectively and efficiently manage the editorial process

Further information about the journal is available at the INFORMS
Journal on Computing website:

Members of the search committee are Marina A. Epelman (University of
Michigan), Bernard Fortz (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Patrick
Jaillet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), David Morton
(Northwestern University), Cole Smith (Clemson University), Ariela
Sofer (George Mason University, Committee Chair).

Submit comments, nominations, and applications by April 1, 2018. Self
nominations are welcome.

The information may be sent (preferably by email) to the Chair of the
INFORMS Journal on Computing Editorial Search Committee:
Ariela Sofer
Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
George Mason University,
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

From: Ilya Safro
Date: February 19, 2018
Subject: MLSVM 1.1, Multilevel Support Vector Machines with PETSc

We are pleased to announce the release of MLSVM 1.1, a library of fast
multilevel algorithms for training nonlinear support vector machine
models on large-scale datasets. The library is developed as an
extension of PETSc to support, among other applications, the analysis
of datasets in scientific computing.

Version 1.1 includes several accelerations and bug fixes.

- The best quality/performance trade-off is achieved with algebraic
multigrid coarsening
- Tested on academic, industrial, and healthcare datasets
- Generates multiple models for each training
- Effective on imbalanced datasets

Download MLSVM at

Corresponding paper: Sadrfaridpour, Razzaghi and Safro "Engineering
multilevel support vector machines", 2017,

From: Mathias J. Krause
Date: February 19, 2018
Subject: Release Note, OpenLB, Version 1.2

The OpenLB developer team is very happy to announce that a new release
of the open source Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) code is available
for download on the project website Have a look
and be excited!

The highlites are
- New user-friendly features:
- Simplified converter from and to lattice units
- New gnuplot based plotting functionality
- New WALE-based turbulence model
- New examples
- Minor improvements and developer notes:
- New faster parallel build system
- All examples updated
- Compatibility tested on MacOS X clang 800.0.38, Windows Cygwin gcc
4.8, Windows 10 Ubuntu bash gcc 4.8, Linux with gcc 4.8 and higher,
clang 3.6 and higher and Intel 15.0 and higher, OpenMPI 1.8 and
higher, Intel MPI 5.0 and higher

PS: Please consider to join the developer team, by contributing your
code and strengthen the LB community by sharing your research in an
open and reproducible way!

From: Miro Rozloznik
Date: February 22, 2018
Subject: Mathematical Modelling, NA and Scientific Computing, Czech Republic, May/June 2018

ESSAM European School on Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Analysis
and Scientific Computing will be held in Kacov, Czech Republic, in May
27 - June 1, 2018.

The aim of the school is to promote the interconnection of
mathematical modeling, analysis, and computational methods used in
solving complex (real-world) problems. The lectures are usually
prepared with a broad multidisciplinary audience in mind, and at each
school a broad scope, ranging from modeling to scientific computing,
will be covered. Four main speakers usually deliver a series of three
70 minute minutes lectures. Ample time within the school is allocated
for the promotion of informal scientific discussions among the
participants. The speakers of the 2018 school are:

- Francoise Tisseur (The University of Manchester, UK)
- Roland Becker (Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France)
- Eduard Feireisl (Institute of Mathematics AS CR, Czech Republic)
- Nicholas J. Higham (The University of Manchester, UK)

To register follow the link where you can
find an additional information about the venue and hist history of the

The school is organized under the auspices of the European
Mathematical Society (EMS) and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
Charles University in Prague (MFF UK), as an activity of the Necas
Center for Mathematical Modeling. Participants will have a
possibility to present a short communication (maximally 10 minutes in
the dependence on the number of participants contributing to this kind
of activity). The deadline for registr registration and submission of
abstracts is May 1, 2018. A limited amount of funding is available
covering the local expens expenses is available for students, early
career participants and participants with limited resources. The appli
applications for the support together with a short curriculum vitae
should be send to the conference emai by
March 1, 2018.

From: Sophie Xie
Date: February 23, 2018
Subject: Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong, Jun 2018

The Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences (LBJ Centre) of City
University of Hong Kong (CityU) is organizing the "International
Conference on Applied Mathematics 2018" from 4 to 8 June 2018. The
Objectives of the conference are to review and discuss some of the
latest trends in the fields of Fluid Mechanics, Large Data, Wave and
Computation, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids.

At the conference, the winner of 2018 William Benter Prize in Applied
Mathematics will be announced, and the award recipient will present a
lecture about his/her work. The aim of the Prize is to recognize
outstanding mathematical contributions that have had a direct and
fundamental impact on scientific, business, finance and engineering

Plenary Speakers:
Oscar P. BRUNO, California Institute of Technology, USA
Vincenzo CAPASSO, University of Milano, Italy
Ingrid DAUBECHIES, Duke University, USA
James GLIMM, Stony Brook University, USA
Alain GORIELY, University of Oxford, UK
Thomas HUGHES, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kumbakonam RAJAGOPAL, Texas A&M University, USA
Gilbert STRANG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ming YUAN, Columbia University, USA

From: Pavel Solin
Date: February 23, 2018
Subject: European Seminar on Computing, Czech Republic, Jun 2018

ESCO 2018 - 6th European Seminar on Computing
3 - 8 June 2018, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2018
Minisymposium submission deadline: March 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: Colm O Dunlaing
Date: February 20, 2018
Subject: Geometric Computation, Ireland, Jun 2018

This workshop will run from Sunday 17 June (reception) through
Thursday 21 June, in Trinity College, Dublin. It is supported by the
HMI (Hamilton Mathematics Institute, TCD).

There are 5 invited speakers and there is some time for contributed

Registration is free, but required. Visit the site below for more
details and a registration form. After registering, you will receive
information about on-campus accommodation which needs to be arranged
early, since the demand is high.

For more details:

From: Pamela Bye
Date: February 23, 2018
Subject: Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, UK, Jun 2018

6th IMA Conference on
Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
University of Birmingham, UK
27 - 29 June 2018

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the
Sixth IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization.
The meeting is organised in cooperation with SIAM, whose members will
receive the IMA members' registration rate.

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; Applications and real time optimization.

Contributed talks are invited on all aspects of numerical linear
algebra and optimization. Contributed talks will be accepted on the
basis of a one page extended abstract which should be submitted by 28
February 2018 online at Authors will be advised
of acceptance by 31 March 2018.

Registration is open via
Conference webpage:

From: Zoran Tomljanovic
Date: February 19, 2018
Subject: Optimal Control of Dynamical Systems and Applications, Croatia, Jun 2018

The International Workshop on Optimal Control of Dynamical Systems and
Applications will be held from 20-22 June 2018 at the Department of
Mathematics, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.

This international workshop aims at an exchange of new concepts and
ideas from perspective of mathematical theory, approaches and
algorithms, as well as applications of optimal control within the
industry. Workshop will provide a coherent set of invited and
contributed lectures that will clarify the mathematical and applied
aspects of the optimal control of dynamical systems.

The program will consist of invited presentations and contributed talks.

Invited speakers:
- Christopher Beattie (Virginia Tech, USA)
- Peter Benner (MPI Magdeburg, Germany)
- Zlatko Drmac (Uni Zagreb, Croatia)
- Serkan Gugercin (Virginia Tech, USA)
- Andrej Jokic (Uni Zagreb, Croatia)
- Edin Koco (Gideon Brothers Zagreb, Croatia)
- Ninoslav Truhar (Uni Osijek, Croatia)

Abstract submission deadline for contributions: April 1, 2018.

For more information, email or visit the workshop

From: Ana Luisa Custodio
Date: February 20, 2018
Subject: Derivative-free Optimization Methods for Engineering Optimization, Portugal, Sep 2018

EngOpt 2018 (17-19 September 2018, Lisbon, Portugal)

Minisymposium in New Challenges in Derivative-free Optimization
Methods for Engineering Optimization

Optimization in engineering is often associated with additional
challenges resulting from expensive function evaluation, non-
smoothness, or the presence of noise. In the impossibility of
computing analytical expressions for derivatives or obtaining good
quality numerical approximations to them, Derivative-free Optimization
methods are the alternative to tackle this class of problems.

In the last decades several Derivative-free Optimization algorithms
have been proposed and/or analyzed. Nevertheless, subjects like Global
Optimization, Multiobjective Optimization, Surrogate-based
Optimization or Large-scale Optimization are still open in this
scientific domain.

The purpose of this mini-symposium is to bring together researchers
and practitioners which develop and/or apply Derivative-free
Optimization techniques in engineering optimization. We welcome new
theoretical developments in Derivative-free Optimization methods as
well as applications in engineering problems.

Organized by A. L. Custodio and J.F. Aguilar Madeira

Deadline for abstract submission: March 16, 2018.

For further information visit the webpage:

From: Rolf Springer
Date: February 20, 2018
Subject: Finite Element Symposium, Germany, Sep 2018

31st Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium
September 24 - 26, 2018

For the first time the symposium is part of the "Chemnitz
September of Applied Mathematics" together with other
traditional Chemnitz conferences.

More information at:

This year special emphasis of the FE Symposium is placed on:
- Uncertainty Quantification
- Optimal Control
- Preconditioning

Invited speakers:
- Howard Elman (University of Maryland)
- Lars Ruthotto (Emory University)
- David Silvester (University of Manchester)

Deadlines, registration and further information:


From: Suzanne Shontz
Date: February 20, 2018
Subject: SIAM Computational Science and Engineering, USA, Feb 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 SIAM Conference on
Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) will be held from
Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Spokane
Convention Center in Spokane, WA, USA.

The call for contributions and further details about hotels will
appear on the conference website in May 2018. Themes for CSE19
include, but are not limited to: Computational science and machine
learning; Statistical modeling, methods, and computation; Multiscale,
multiphysics, and multilevel methods; High performance software:
packages and design; Algorithms at extreme scales; Statistical
modeling, methods, and computation; High-order methods, novel
discretizations, and scalable solvers; Data science, analytics, and
visualization; Applications in science, engineering, and industry;
Biological and biomedical computations; Scientific simulation and
uncertainty; Numerical optimization: methods and applications; Reduced
order modeling; Emerging trends in CSE education and training.

We look forward to a great meeting, and we hope to see you at CSE19 in
Spokane in February 2019!

From: Michal Benes
Date: February 25, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Czech Technical Univ, Prague

Postdoc position at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of
Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Department of Mathematics

Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Phase Transitions
in Crystalline and Porous Materials

Brief description:

Duration: 6 month
Beginning: Sept 1 2018 at latest
Funding: Ministry of Education of Czech Republic
Suitable for postdoc or early-career researchers

Contents: joint research work on mathematical and numerical modelling
of phase transitions with the Mathematical Modelling Group of the
Department of Mathematics (

Any inquiries should be addressed to:
Professor Michal Benes:

Due to organizational reasons, preliminary interest should be
indicated by March 9 2018

Details of this information is posted on:

From: Q Thong Le Gia
Date: February 20, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Computational Math, Univ of New South Wales, Australia

Applications are sought for a TWO Postdoctoral Fellow positions in
Computational Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics,
UNSW Sydney.

- A$89K-A$96K per year (plus up to 17% superannuation and leave
- Full-time position for a fixed term of up to 2 years.
- No teaching duty is required
- These positions are funded by Australian Research Council Discovery
Project Grants.

Please apply only at
(NB. search for key word "computational mathematics")

Please contact or or for more details.

From: Valeriya Naumova
Date: February 21, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Machine Learning, Simula@OsloMet

We are inviting applications for a 3-year funded PhD project in
machine learning for personalised cancer screening at Simula@OsloMet,
Oslo, Norway. The position is available as a part of the collaboration
between Cancer Registry of Norway, Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory (LLNL), and Simula@OsloMet.

The project aims to advance precision medicine by developing
individually tailored prevention and treatment strategies for
cancer. Specifically, the goal is to improve the outcome of persons
affected by cancers which can be prevented by screening such as
cervical, breast, colorectal and other cancers. In this project, we
will combine the unique Norwegian registry data including extensive
screening histories and epidemiological expertise, with LLNL's
exceptional HPC computing infrastructure, data analysis and modelling
experience, and with Simula's expertise in machine learning

The successful candidate is expected to develop machine learning
approaches to discover patterns in the cancer screening data and learn
discriminating features, and perform their extensive validation. The
successful candidate will enjoy an inspiring and resourceful
environment, with the possibility of travelling to conferences, short-
and long-term research visits to LLNL, and establishing new

For more details please see the full advertisement:

Application deadline: April 15, 2018. However, applications will be
screened continuously and a decision will be made as soon as we find
the right candidate, if so even before this deadline.

For informal enquiries please contact Evrim Acar and
Valeriya Naumova:

From: Prof. Dr. Stefan Sauter
Date: February 22, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Analysis

The Computational Mathematics Group at the University of Zurich has an
opening for a PhD position for 3+1 years.

Topic: Development of an efficient numerical method to solve wave
equations in unbounded domains by space-time integral equation

Prerequisites: Master/diploma in Mathematics, very good knowledge in
numerical analysis and good knowledge in programming.

Application: In environmental physics there are applications where it
is essential to obtain information on material properties inside
(large) solid objects. For this purpose, typically, a wave is sent
into the solid and the scattered wave is recorded and used to solve
the relevant mathematical equations for the quantity of interest.

Cooperations: The proposal for this project has a concrete
application: to determine the ice volume of glaciers in Switzerland
(within a cooperation with the "Exploration and Environmental
Geophysics" group at ETHZ). The software development will be a close
cooperation with the "Scientific Computing Group" at the University of

Starting salary: CHF 58'800.

Conditions/Applications: The I-Math at the University of Zurich
provides an excellent environment and infrastructure for their PhD
students. PhD students are members of the Zurich Graduate School in
Mathematics (ZGSM) which is jointly run with the D-Math at the ETH
Zurich. The new PhD students will be integrated in the Numerical
Analysis/Computational Mathematics research group of Professor Stefan
Sauter. Applications should include electronic versions of your
transcripts and, if available, a certificate of the master degree. In
addition 3 letters of recommendation are requested. The application
should be send to the head of the Numerical Analysis Group, Professor
Stefan Sauter (eMail: The application deadline is
April 30, 2018.

From: Omar Lakkis
Date: February 20, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Univ of Sussex, England UK

An EPSRC-CASE award studentship is available within the research group
of Omar Lakkis in tandem with Ambiental Technical Solutions Ltd.

Closing date for application 2 March 2018
First possible starting date September 2018

The ideal candidate will possess a solid background in at least 2 of
the following and some knowledge of a third one:
1. Partial Differential Equations
2. Numerical Methods and Analysis
3. Random Processes
4. Machine learning
5. Scientific Programming

More information (including contacts) is available on

From: Fikret A Aliev
Date: February 23, 2018
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 17 (1)

Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal
Vol.17, No.1, February 2018


Towards Finding the Optimal n in Designing Type-n Fuzzy Systems for
Particular Classes of Problems: A Review , O. Castillo

A Stable Second Order of Accuracy Difference Scheme for a Fractional
Schrodinger Differential Equation, A. Ashyralyev, B. Hicdurmaz

Matching Index and its Algorithm of Uncertain Random Graph, B. Zhang,
J. Peng, S. Li

On the Existence and Uniqueness Results for Nonlinear Sequential
Fractional Differential Equations, H. Fazli, Juan J. Nieto, F. Bahrami

On the Stability of Solutions of Generalised Pipe Equation Under
Nonhomogeneous Dirichlet Boundary Control, M. Meyvaci, V.K. Kalantarov

Riesz Transforms Associated with Schrodinger Operator on Vanishing
Generalized Morrey Spaces, V.S. Guliyev, R.V. Guliyev, M.N. Omarova

Mean Field Multilayer Stackelberg Differential Games in Multi-Agent
Systems, A. Oner, G.O. Gunel, N. Saldi

Optimal Nevanlinna Pick Interpolant and its Application to Robust
Repetitive Control of Time Delay Systems, V. Yucesoy, H. Ozbay

New of Accuracy of Gradient Algorithm in the Jordan-Dedekinds
Structure, A.B. Ramazanov

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