NA Digest, V. 21, # 17

NA Digest Sunday, May 09, 2021 Volume 21 : Issue 17

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Rujuan Ding
Date: May 05, 2021
Subject: Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing

The 14th Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing has been honored to:

- Dr. Weiying Zheng, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Dr. Jiawang Nie, University of California, San Diego, USA

For their significant contributions in Numerical methods and theories
for electromagnetic problems; Polynomial optimization, convex
algebraic geometry and tensor computation.

The ceremony will be held at the General Assembly of the China Society
for Computational Mathematics, Nanjing, August 15 - August 19, 2021.

From: Daniela di Serafino
Date: May 06, 2021
Subject: Seminars on Numerics and APplications (SNAP), ONLINE, May 2021

We are glad to announce that the online Seminars on Numerics and
APplications (SNAP) will start on May 18, at 4 p.m. CEST.

This seminar series aims at providing a forum for exchanging ideas and
presenting advances in the field of Numerical Analysis and its
applications. The seminars will cover a wide range of topics in the
field, such as Numerical Optimization, Numerical Linear Algebra,
methods for the numerical solution and analysis of ODEs and PDEs,
Approximation Theory and Algorithms, Numerical Bifurcation Analysis,
in both the deterministic and stochastic setting, with a wide range of
applications, from Image Processing to Machine Learning and Neural
Networks, Complex Systems and other challenging problems of
contemporary interest in Science and Engineering.

Please, have a look at for details. The
seminars will be delivered by using Zoom and the attendees are kindly
required to register by filling in the form on the web site to receive
the Zoom link. We look forward to your participation!

From: Alessio Fumagalli
Date: May 03, 2021
Subject: SIAM Geosciences, ONLINE, Jun 2021

The 2021 edition of the SIAM Conference on Mathematical and
Computational Issue in the Geosciences (SIAMGS21) will take place in
online mode at Politecnico di Milano Italy, on June 21- 24 2021.

The conference aims to stimulate the exchange of ideas among
geoscientific modellers, applied mathematicians, statisticians, and
other scientists, fostering new research in the mathematical
foundations with an impact on geoscience applications.

Deadline extended for early bird registration: May 31, 2021 (11.59 pm
CEST). Information is available on .

From: Ilias S. Kotsireas
Date: May 08, 2021
Subject: Faculty Positions, NK Univ of Athens, Greece

The Department of Informatics & Telecommunications at the National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, has two openings within the
Division of Theoretical Computer Science. One in Foundations of
Machine Learning at the rank of Associate or Assistant
Professor. Another in Numerical Optimization at the rank of Assistant
Professor. The language of instruction is Greek. The application
deadline is June 13, 2021. Applications should be submitted via the
Apella system ( )

From: Karl Larsson
Date: May 03, 2021
Subject: Associate Professor Position, Computational Math, Umea Univ, Sweden

Umea University, Sweden, is currently offering a permanent position as
Associate Professor. The position is part of a strategic recruitment
to strengthen our existing research profiles in mathematics, one of
which is Computational Mathematics.

For the first three years, the employment comes with research and
competence development time corresponding to 50% of full time.

Information about the position can be found here:

The application deadline is May 31, 2021.

From: Ronald Boisvert
Date: May 04, 2021
Subject: Research Position, Applied Math, NIST

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates an
opening for an applied mathematician for our Boulder, Colorado lab. A
successful candidate will (a) perform independent research in the
mathematical foundations of artificial intelligence with emphasis on
uncertainty quantification of machine learning inference, (b) study
and apply techniques from differential geometry and active subspaces
to the analysis of results of large-scale simulations or measured
data, (c) collaborate with NIST researchers to develop models and
computational solutions supporting innovations in measurement of
physical quantities, communication technologies, and material science,
and (d) write research reports and make presentations at conferences
and workshops. Applicants will be expected to have a Ph.D. degree or
equivalent experience.

NIST is a Federal measurement science and engineering laboratory with
state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent benefits. For
information on what it's like to work at NIST, see nist. US citizenship is
required. NIST is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Interested parties should contact Andrew Dienstfrey
( and Timothy Burns

From: Nick Polydorides
Date: May 03, 2021
Subject: Postdoc Position, Data Science for Assisted Living Care

We welcome applications to fill a postdoctoral position on statistical
data processing in assisted living technologies from candidates with
scientific computing, applied mathematics or computational statistics
background. The post entails primarily independent research work but
also some collaboration with other researchers from the New
Technologies of Care Centre, a joint venture of the Schools of
Engineering, Informatics, and Medicine. You will contribute to the
research, analysis and development of randomised sketching algorithms
for streaming sensor data in the context of online model learning. The
goal of the project is to identify structure in streaming data from
various sensors and capture it in a "data sketch", a low-dimensional
structure that preserves the main features of the original data with
respect to a given computational task. This utility is necessary to
enable online model learning from data captured over prolonged periods
of times e.g. months and years as in the setting of assisted
living. In this paradigm, model learning and decision making have to
be done at the edge, according to privacy rules, and it is thus
imperative that these computations are kept tractable whilst streaming
data accumulate to prohibitively-large dimensions. The post holder is
expected to work closely with the PI to design the sketching
algorithms subject to different specifications (memory, speed and
complexity constraints), and analyse their performance theoretically,
computationally and with real data.

The initial appointment is for 18 months but there is a high
likelihood of extension subject to performance.

Enquiries: Nick Polydorides

Further details / application form:

From: Kent-Andre Mardal
Date: May 06, 2021
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Oslo

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at Department
of Mathematics. The purpose of the fellowship is the development of
numerical methods for multi-physics problems involving the coupling of
poro-elasticity and viscous flows in complex networks, possibly of
mixed dimensions, for the development of physical models targeting
diseases such as Alzheimers' disease.

More information can be found here:

From: Thomas Carraro
Date: May 04, 2021
Subject: PhD/PostDoc Position, Applied Mathematics, HSU/UniBw Hamburg

Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces in
Hamburg (Germany) offers a position as PhD student/postdoctoral
researcher (f/m/d) in Applied Mathematics.

The candidate will conduct research in a topic of numerical
mathematics for partial Differential Equations (PDE). Possible topics
include: Finite elements for (time-dependent) interface problems;
Numerical methods for the simulation of fuel cells or batteries
(e.g. coupling of elliptic and parabolic equations, multiscale
problems, etc.); Applications in biomathematics (e.g., coupling
ODE/PDE, nonlocal terms, convection dominated problems, etc.).

Please send your application with the usual documents exclusively in
electronic form (PDF file), quoting the reference number MB-1521 by
17.05.2021. You can find the job advertisement at: under the
link "Kennziffer MB-1521".

For information on technical questions, please contact
Prof. Dr. Thomas Carraro, e-mail:

From: Patrick Henning
Date: May 07, 2021
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Analysis, Ruhr-Univ Bochum

At the Faculty of Mathematics of the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)
we are currently offering a 3-year PhD position (salary group 75%
E13). The research focus of this position is on the solution of
partial differential equations using finite element approaches. The
applications are related to quantum physics. The salary is based on
the German public service salary scale (TV-L), where the PhD salary
group would be "75% E13". For additional information we refer to the
following link
and for further questions, please contact Patrick Henning
( If you are interested in this position,
please send your application and CV until May 26 electronically to the
email address above.

From: Jan ten Thije Boonkkamp
Date: May 04, 2021
Subject: PhD Positions, Computational Illumination Optics

In the computational illumination optics group at TU/e there is a
vacancy for a PhD position to develop simulation tools and design
methods for advanced optical systems. The research is conducted in
collaboration with the high-tech industry in the Eindhoven region.

For more details, see .

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