NA Digest, V. 21, # 18

NA Digest Sunday, May 16, 2021 Volume 21 : Issue 18

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Stephen Moore
Date: May 09, 2021
Subject: Ghana Numerical Analysis Seminars, ONLINE, 2021

We are glad to announce that Ghana Numerical Analysis was founded in
December 2020. Ghana Numerical Analysis as the name rightly suggests,
aims to increase visibility of numerical analysis in Ghana through
workshops, seminars and conferences.

This year, we are organizing monthly online seminars. These seminars
aim 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

Please, have a look at for
details. The seminars will be delivered by Google Meet and the
attendees are kindly required to sign-up on the web site to receive
the link. We look forward to your participation!

From: Albert S. Berahas
Date: May 13, 2021
Subject: Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications, HYBRID, Aug 2021

We wish to invite you to contribute to the 21st annual "Modeling and
Optimization: Theory and Applications" (MOPTA 2021) conference, August
2-4, 2021. The MOPTA conference brings together researchers from a
broad range of optimization areas, working on theoretical or applied
aspects, or both. For more information, please see:

Our objective is to offer presentations and discussions of exciting
new developments from different areas of optimization, and to provide
a convenient setting which allows increased interaction among the
participants. We welcome contributed presentations, and invite you to
organize a session(s) centered around your area of expertise. The
MOPTA conference sessions consist of (blocks of) three 30-minute
presentations, including Q&A. Please register and submit your abstract
via the MOPTA 2021 website ( The
conference website offers more information.

Current University, Commonwealth, and National guidelines indicate
that we will be able to offer an in-person component in MOPTA 2021
with an option for remote attendance. This format accommodates the
wishes of participants and speakers who would like to attend remotely,
while still offering the in-person experience for those who would like
to attend in- person. So, MOPTA 2021 will be offered in an innovative
dual VIRT/IPVS mode. Participants will select between two attendance
modes (all guests will experience the talks in the same format):
- Virtual (VIRT), as meetings have been held during the pandemic (via
Zoom). VIRT participants and speakers will actually not be able to
tell that there is another mode.
- In-Person Virtual-Sharing (IPVS), as on-campus meetings were held
before the pandemic with the single exception that all speakers will
present remotely. IPVS participants will be able to attend talks
together in rooms equipped with large screens and room sound
system. Questions are asked via personal laptops and/or cell phones
in the Zoom chat. IPVS participants will share an in-person social
program (coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, etc.). IPVS speakers will
be assigned a room/office to deliver their talks remotely using
their laptops, and can then interact in-person with IPVS
participants after their virtual talks.

Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2021

From: Jacob Schroder
Date: May 13, 2021
Subject: Parallel-in-Time Workshop, HYBRID, Aug 2021

Michigan Tech is pleased to host the 10th Workshop on Parallel Time
Integration, August 1 - August 5, 2021. Invited plenary speakers
include: Professor George Karniadakis (Brown University), Professor
Ulrich Langer (Johannes Kepler University Linz), Dr. Carol Woodward
(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), and Dr. Ben Southworth (Los
Alamos National Laboratory). For more information, please visit

Due to the ever changing dynamics of the pandemic, this conference
will be held in a hybrid format. Participants have the option to
present and attend virtually or in-person. There is no registration
fee for either option. CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing
will be observed. We strongly encourage that in-person attendees be
fully vaccinated. Travel support is available for early career
researchers (students or researchers who have held their graduate
degree for fewer than ten years at the time of application). Travel
support requests received by June 20, 2021 are assured of full
consideration. Priority is given to participants giving a

Important Dates:
PinT 2021: August 1 - August 5, 2021
Travel Support Application: June 20, 2021
Hotel Reservations: June 30, 2021
Abstract Deadline: July 20, 2021
Registration Deadline: July 20, 2021

We kindly ask that you register using the online registration form: The registration
process allows you to apply for travel support and submit
abstracts. There is no registration fee to attend this conference!
For further information, please contact the local organizers (Benjamin
Ong @ Michigan Tech, Jacob Schroder @ University of New Mexico) at

From: Evgeniy Romenski
Date: May 11, 2021
Subject: Postdoc Position, Mathematical Center, Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk

A postdoctoral position is available at the Mathematical Center in
Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia to work in the project for the
development of advanced mathematical models and numerical methods in
continuum mechanics with application to geophysics. The particular
topic of interest is the modeling of fluid flows in deformed porous
media aimed the development of computational model for flows in
digital core.

The application deadline is June 15, 2021.

The position details and description of the application procedure are
available on the website

Informal inquires can be sent to Prof. Evgeniy Romenski, email:

From: Paolo Zunino
Date: May 09, 2021
Subject: Postdoc Position, Politecnico di Milano

Every year Politecnico di Milano offers a complete training package
for MSCA-Posdoctoral Fellowship applicants that intend to apply with
PoliMi as host institution. This initiative is called MSCA Master
Class. The call for interest and the applications for the training
course on the proposal writing are now open (until May 30th) at the
following address:

The Department of Mathematics of Politecnico di Milano and the
Laboratory of Modeling and Scientific Computing (MOX) are joining this
initiative sponsoring the participation of candidates in the area of
"digital twins for precision medicine" with particular focus on
cardiovascular applications. More details are available here:


From: Pratik Suchde
Date: May 14, 2021
Subject: PhD Position, Computational Mathematics, Fraunhofer ITWM, Germany

A PhD position is available in the numerical mathematics group at the
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, in the area of meshfree
numerical methods for partial differential equations. The position is
funded by a scholarship from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial
Mathematics (Fraunhofer ITWM) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The PhD
candidate will be based at the Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern.

The project will be devoted to the assessment of the quality of point
clouds used in meshfree methods for solving PDEs, and its influence on
the accuracy and stability of simulations in computational fluid
dynamics. This will be done with special emphasis on two meshfree
methods: meshfree generalized finite difference method (GFDM), and
radial basis functions - finite differences (RBF-FD).

For more information, please visit

From: Marta Betcke
Date: May 13, 2021
Subject: PhD Position, Gaussian Beams for Ultrasound Tomography, UCL

I would like to bring to your attention a 4 year PhD position
available at University College London (UCL). The successful
candidate will work with Marta Betcke, Ben Cox and Ashkan Javaherian
on novel solvers based on Gaussian Beams for Ultrasound Tomography

The project is on the boundary of numerical analysis, scientific
computing and inverse problems. There will be opportunities to pursuit
some machine learning aspects too. More details can be found under the
link below

From: Evrim Acar
Date: May 14, 2021
Subject: PhD Position, Temporal & Multi-Modal Data Mining, SimulaMet, Norway

We invite applications for a PhD position at the Machine Intelligence
Department (MIND) at Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital
Engineering (SimulaMet), Oslo, Norway.

The topic of the PhD research will lie at the intersection of temporal
data mining, matrix/tensor factorizations, graph mining and temporal
link prediction. The position requires both methodological
developments (model formulation, algorithmic advances) and the use of
developed methods in applications. The primary application domain will
be the analysis of dynamic metabolomics data jointly with other omics
data sets. See Tracer project ( for more
details. In our group, there are also other members (applied
mathematicians and computer scientists) working on closely related
topics with applications in neuroimaging data analysis and
personalized cancer screening.

Application deadline: May 25, 2021
Expected starting date: September 1, 2021 (flexible)
For more details, please see the full job posting:

From: Jude
Date: May 10, 2021
Subject: PhD Positions, Applied Mathematics and Data Science

Tens of DPhil/MPhil studentships are availble each year in three
programms (Applied Mathematics, Probability and Mathematical
Statistics, Computer Science and Technology) in Graduate School of
BNU-HKBU United International College from this year.

The applicaton deadline for september entrance is July 15th this year.
For more information on the graduate school and application:

For more detials on supervisors and research directions in applied
mathemtics, see: or

Informal enquiry on the applied mathematics and data science direction
can be sent to:

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