NA Digest Monday, March 30, 2015 Volume 15 : Issue 13

Today's Editor:
Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Michael Heroux
Date: March 24, 2015
Subject: Trilinos 11.14 is available

Trilinos 11.14 is available for download. Below is a summary of the

Overview: The Trilinos Project is an effort to develop algorithms and
enabling technologies within an open source object-oriented software
framework for the solution of large-scale, complex multi-physics and
multi-scale engineering and scientific problems.

The Trilinos 11.14 general release contains 55 packages: Amesos,
Amesos2, Anasazi, AztecOO, Belos, CTrilinos, Didasko, Epetra,
EpetraExt, FEI, ForTrilinos, Galeri, GlobiPack, Ifpack, Ifpack2,
Intrepid, Isorropia, Kokkos, Komplex, LOCA, Mesquite, ML, Moertel,
MOOCHO, MueLu, NOX, Optika, OptiPack, Pamgen, Phalanx, Piro, Pliris,
PyTrilinos, RTOp, Rythmos, Sacado, SEACAS, Shards, ShyLU, STK,
Stokhos, Stratimikos, Sundance, Teko, Teuchos, ThreadPool, Thyra,
Tpetra, TriKota, TrilinosCouplings, Trios, Triutils, Xpetra, Zoltan,
and Zoltan2.

Trilinos 11.14 download:

Release notes:

Trilinos website:


From: Clemens Heine
Date: March 27, 2015
Subject: New Book, Large-Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences

This edited volume from Birkhäuser’s series in Modeling and Simulation
in Science, Engineering and Technology, provides insights into and
tools for the modeling, analysis, optimization, and control of
large-scale networks in the life sciences and in engineering. The
chapters of this book present the basic concepts and theoretical
foundations of network theory and discuss its applications in
different scientific areas such as biochemical reactions, chemical
production processes, systems biology, electrical circuits, and mobile
agents. The aim is to identify common concepts, to understand the
underlying mathematical ideas, and to inspire discussions across the
borders of the various disciplines. It is a concise introduction to
the geometric theory of ODEs with applications in (bio-) chemical
reaction networks and the chemical separation processes. The book
consists of up-to-date introduction to the modern concepts for
network-/graph-based mathematical modeling in system biology.

The book originates from the interdisciplinary summer school “Large
Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences” hosted by the
International Max Planck Research School Magdeburg, September 26- 30,
2011, and will therefore be of interest to mathematicians, engineers,
physicists, biologists, chemists, and anyone involved in the network

For more information on this book or to read chapters from it, please
visit –


Date: March 23, 2015
Subject: Mathematics of Lattices and Cybersecurity, USA, Apr 2015

Topical Workshop: Mathematics of Lattices and Cybersecurity
(April 21-24, 2015)
Providence, RI

Lattices are abstractly very simple objects, yet their concrete
realizations contain beautifully intricate problems that are
stubbornly difficult even in low dimensions. For example, our present
day understandings of densest lattice packings and reduction theory
are still plagued with large gaps.

In the 1970's and 1980's lattices entered the world of cryptography as
tools used to break certain crypto systems, particularly those based
on the subset sum problem, and since the 1990's they have become
increasingly important in the building of other types of crypto
systems (thanks to the difficulty in the underlying
mathematics). Their significance has recently been bolstered by
average-case complexity bounds and their present resistance to quantum
computing attacks.

Currently the theory of lattices is a lively research topic among
mathematicians, computer scientists, and experts in cybersecurity.
However, to this date, there has been little to no interaction between
these communities. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate activity
between these different groups interested in lattice problems. Topics
to be covered include, but are not restricted to, recent results on
densest lattice packings, the geometry of lattice moduli space and its
connections with automorphic forms and algebraic number theory,
cryptographic applications of lattices, and the state of the art of
lattice reduction in high dimensions.


From: Alison Ramage
Date: March 25, 2015
Subject: Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference, Scotland, Jun 2015

The 26th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis will take place
from June 23-26, 2015 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
Scotland. This is a reminder that the deadline for submission of
minisymposium topics is 31st March 2015, and that abstracts from other
contributors should be submitted by April 30th 2015. The deadline for
reduced "Early Bird" registration is May 1st.

Full details of the meeting, including information on how to submit
contibutions and register, are available at


From: Andrew Gillette
Date: March 27, 2015
Subject: Geometric Modeling and Processing, Switzerland, Jun 2015

Geometric Modeling and Processing
June 1-3, 2015
Universita della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
"Early bird" registration fees apply until April 15, 2015.

Geometric Modeling and Processing (GMP) is an international conference
series that focuses on both mathematical and computational aspects of
geometric modeling and simulation. There will be 3 keynote speakers
and 31 paper presentations, including papers that will appear in a
special issue of Computer-Aided Geometric Design. Please visit the
website for more information.

Keynote speakers:
- Tom Cashman (TranscenData Europe Ltd., Cambridge)
- Matthieu Desbrun (Caltech, Pasadena)
- Ying He (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


From: Michele Benzi
Date: March 27, 2015
Subject: New Deadline, CIME-EMS Summer School, Italy, Jun 2015

CIME-EMS Summer School on Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix
Computations, June 2015

During the week of 21-26 June 2015, with the support of the European
Mathematical Society, the CIME Foundation will organize the following
Summer School:

"Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations.
Algorithms and Applications"


with the following lecturers:

Michele Benzi (Emory University, USA)
Dario Bini (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
Daniel Kressner (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Hans Munthe-Kaas (University of Bergen, Norway)
Charles Van Loan (Cornell University, USA)

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is now APRIL 30, 2015

Some limited fundings for lodging expenses will be available for
students and postdoctoral fellows.


From: Wil Schilders
Date: March 25, 2015
Subject: Preconditioning 2015,The Netherlands, Jun 2015

"Preconditioning 2015", held, from June 17-19, 2015 in Eindhoven (NL),
is the ninth in a series of conferences that focus on preconditioning
techniques in sparse matrix computation. One can still submit
abstracts for contributed papers, see the website Early bird registration for the
conference is open until May 3, 2015. Special rates apply for

A special feature of the conference is an evening lecture, in the
modern art Van Abbe Museum, by Koos Meijerink and Henk van der Vorst
on "40 years of preconditioning in The Netherlands". Their seminal
paper was published in Mathematics of Computation in 1977, but already
around 1975 they were giving presentations on their findings
concerning incomplete factorizations used for preconditioning.

Besides Van der Vorst and Meijerink, many experts in the field of
preconditioning will be present. Also, a session on industrial
applications will be part of the program. Invited speakers are Scott
MacLachlan, Edmond Chow, Jennifer Pestana, Stefano Serra-Capizzano,
Frederic Nataf, Ulrich Ruede, Vicki Howle and Stefan Vandewalle.


Date: March 23, 2015
Subject: Computational and Analytical Aspects of Image Reconstruction, USA, Jul 2015

Computational and Analytical Aspects of Image Reconstruction
(July 13-17, 2015)
Providence, RI

To apply:

The mathematical study of image reconstruction problems can have a
huge impact on human life. More efficient mathematical algorithms for
X- ray tomography and more accurate mathematical models in seismic or
hybrid imaging can lead to better imaging devices in fields such as
medicine and remote sensing. Developing the underlying mathematics,
including the analysis of reconstruction stability, regularization,
singularity characterization, and efficient algorithms, may lead to
fewer false positives in fields such as medical, seismic and radar

This topical workshop will bring together international experts
working in computational and analytical aspects of image
reconstruction (including but not limited to electron-microscope
tomography, hybrid imaging, radar and sonar, full waveform inversion
of seismic imaging and X-ray CT) as well as postdoctoral fellows and
graduate students. There will be multiple introductory-level talks for
early-career researchers and non-specialists in the area on both the
mathematics involved and the scientific and industrial
applications. Speakers and participants from industry will be included
to strengthen the practical aspects of the workshop.


Date: March 23, 2015
Subject: Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification, USA, Jul 2015

IdeaLab 2015: Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification
(July 6-10, 2015)

To apply:

Idea-Lab is a one-week program aimed at 15 early career researchers
(within five years of their Ph.D.) that will focus on a topic at the
frontier of research. Participants will be exposed to a problem whose
solution may require broad perspectives and multiple areas of
expertise. Senior researchers will introduce the topic in tutorials
and lead discussions. The participants will break into teams to
brainstorm ideas, comprehend the obstacles, and explore possible
avenues towards a solution. The teams will be encouraged to develop a
research program proposal. On the last day, they will present their
ideas to one another and to a small panel of representatives from
funding agencies for feedback and advice.

IdeaLab applicants should be at an early stage of their
post-Ph.D. career. A CV, research statement, and two reference
letters are required.

Applications are being accepted via (search under "Brown

The selection committee will begin review on March 1,
2015. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through late
spring 2015 or until all positions are filled, whichever comes first.


From: Emily Anderson
Date: March 30, 2015
Subject: Isaac Newton workshop (CGPW01), UK, Jul 2015

Post-grad ASI in Mathematical and Physical Sciences: Modelling,
Numerical Analysis and Applications (CGPW01), 13 – 24 July 2015, Isaac
Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

Cellular migration depicts one of the most vital processes for complex
life formation and is a major origin for devastating diseases upon
malfunction. While hundreds of different migratory relevant molecules
have been identified over the past decades, underlying mechanisms for
cell migration including cell morphology and protein complex formation
are only insufficiently understood and rarely rendered into
mathematical models using theoretical as well as numerical methods. In
order to accomplish these important scientific needs we will develop
new 2D and 3D mathematical models for cell migration driven by
experimental observations. At the same time, theoretical predictions
can result in the development of completely new theories allowing new
experimental approaches as well as hypothetical testing and validation
in experimental laboratories. In order to achieve some of these goals,
this two-week workshop aims to bring together internationally renowned
mathematicians, theoretical and experimental physicists as well as
biologists to deliver topical and in-depth cross-interdisciplinary
lectures fundamental to understanding of underlying the spatiotemporal
processes associated with cell migration and pattern formation as well
as the potential of modelling-based approaches. Keynote speakers will
include world-leading experts in modeling and numerical methods and
the most relevant aspects in cell migration and pattern formation from
diverse areas such as mathematics, theoretical and experimental
physics, and biology. All aspects will be presented by theoreticians
and experimentalists and will facilitate deep discussions among
participants in order to evolve and develop key research questions
solvable through modeling and simulations in a joint effort. Research
groups will be developed to tackle specific research questions
designed and presented through the lectures and seminars and these
will form the basis for short-, medium- and long-term research
collaborations during the 6 month period. The workshop will take place
at the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK.

Further details:
Deadline for applications: 8th April 2015


Date: March 23, 2015
Subject: Numerical Methods for Large-Scale Nonlinear Problems, USA, Aug 2015

Numerical Methods for Large-Scale Nonlinear Problems and their
(August 31 - September 4, 2015)
Providence, RI

To apply:

Over the last 20 years or so, Newton-Krylov methods have developed to
maturity, allowing effective fully-coupled treatment of a broad range
of large-scale nonlinear problems. This development has set the stage
for addressing more difficult problems with more challenging features.
Additionally, applications for which state-of-the-art Newton-Krylov
approaches are inapplicable have recently exposed several basic
research questions. At the same time, there remain many
problem-specific methods and legacy codes that are still useful and
can be regarded as a resource for further development.

This workshop will include mathematicians and computer scientists who
work on algorithm design, implementation, and analysis, together with
disciplinary scientists and engineers who use the algorithms in
applications and have a working knowledge of their capabilities,
weaknesses, and limitations. The major foci of the workshop will be
acceleration methods, in particular Anderson acceleration; methods for
nonlinear problems that have significant stochastic aspects; methods
for nonsmooth problems; and various techniques for improving
robustness, such as nonlinear preconditioning.


From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski
Date: March 29, 2015
Subject: Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'15), Poland, Sep 2015

8th Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'15)
Lodz (Łódź), Poland, 13-16 September, 2015

Numerical algorithms are widely used by scientists engaged in various
areas. There is a special need of highly efficient and easy-to-use
scalable tools for solving large scale problems. The workshop is
devoted to numerical algorithms with the particular attention to the
latest scientific trends in this area and problems related to
implementation of libraries of efficient numerical algorithms. The
goal of the workshop is meeting of researchers from various institutes
and exchanging of their experience, and integrations of scientific

Topics (including but not limited to): Parallel numerical algorithms;
Novel data formats for dense and sparse matrices; Libraries for
numerical computations; Numerical algorithms testing and benchmarking;
Analysis of rounding errors of numerical algorithms; Languages, tools
and environments for programming numerical algorithms; Numerical
algorithms on GPUs; Paradigms of programming numerical algorithms;
Contemporary computer architectures; Heterogeneous numerical
algorithms; Applications of numerical algorithms in science and

Paper submission:

Important Dates:
Paper submission: Friday Apr 24 2015 12:00:00 pm HST


From: Jochen Garcke
Date: March 28, 2015
Subject: High-Dimensional Approximation (HDA 2015), Germany, Sep 2015

Sixth Workshop on High-Dimensional Approximation (HDA 2015)
14 - 18 September 2015
University of Bonn, Germany

The workshop covers current research on all numerical aspects of
high-dimensional problems. The scope ranges from high-dimensional
approximation theory over computational methods to engineering and
scientific applications. Participation is open to all interested in
high-dimensional computational mathematics and science.

The program of the HDA workshops consists mainly of contributed talks
and we encourage both young researchers as well as established
researchers to contribute. Interaction between researchers is one of
the main goals of this series of workshops.

These conferences are called workshops to encourage the presentation
of work in progress. The workshop will have no parallel sessions,
therefore the number of participants will be limited.

Submission of abstracts is due till the 15th of June 2015.


From: Jan-F. Pietschmann
Date: March 27, 2015
Subject: Summer School, Inverse Problems, Germany, Sep 2015

The Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics of the
University of Muenster is proud to host a Summer School on Inverse
Problems on September 22-25, 2015. The aim of this school is to
introduce master and young PhD students to advanced topics in Inverse
Problems. The school is preceding a Symposium on Variational Methods
for Dynamic Inverse Problems and Imaging
( also taking place in
Münster. Participants are invited to stay for this event as well.

- Thorsten Hohage: Regularization of Statistical Inverse Problems and
- Michael Moeller: Variational Methods in Image Processing
- Guillaume Bal: Inverse Problems in Transport
- William Rundell: Inverse Problems in Diffusion

Deadline for registration is June 15, 2015. There will be a limited
number of travel funds available for young researchers.

Please find all details, including registration, on


From: Jan-F. Pietschmann
Date: March 27, 2015
Subject: Variational Methods for Dynamic Inverse Problems and Imaging, Germany, Sep 2015

The Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics of the
University of Muenster is proud to host the first Applied Mathematics
Symposium Muenster on Methods for Dynamic Inverse Problems and
Imaging, September 28-30, 2015. The aim of this workshop is to collect
different aspects of variational methods in imaging and inverse
problems, with a particular focus on dynamic problems. The workshop
serves as the annual meeting of the GAMM activity group Mathematical
Signal and Image Processing.

There is a Summer School on Inverse Problems
( preceding this workshop in the
same location.

Invited Speakers:
- Marcelo Bertalmio (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
- Bernadette Hahn (University of Saarbrücken)
- Sarang Joshi (University of Utah)
- Joyce McLaughlin (RPI)
- Stanley Osher (UCLA)
- Nicolas Papadakis (Universite Bordeaux)

Deadline for registration is June 15, 2015. Please find all details,
including registration, on


From: Pamela Bye
Date: March 30, 2015
Subject: IMA Cryptography and Coding, UK, Dec 2015

15 – 17 December 2015,
St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford

The mathematical theory and practice of cryptography and coding
underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data
communication, processing and storage. Theoretical and practical
advances in the fields of cryptography and coding are therefore a key
factor in facilitating the growth of data communications and data
networks of various types. Thus, this fifteenth International
Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of
"Cryptography and Coding" is both timely and relevant. Original
research papers on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding
are solicited for submission. The proceedings will be published in
Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be
available at the conference.

Submission Deadline: 26 June 2015, 22:00 UTC

Instructions for Authors: Submissions must not substantially duplicate
work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted
in parallel to a journal or any other conference or workshop with
proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other
conference or workshop that has proceedings. Authors of accepted
papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the
conference and must make a full version of their paper available

Further information For further details on the conference, please


From: Cornell University
Date: March 24, 2015
Subject: Faculty Positions, ORIE, Cornell Univ

Faculty Positions (ORIE)

Cornell University's School of Operations Research and Information
Engineering (ORIE) seeks to fill multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty
positions for its Ithaca campus. Applicants with research interests in
all areas of operations research and information engineering will be
considered, but applicants in areas aligned with the School's current
strategic plan will receive primary consideration: the plan seeks to
strengthen the School's leading role in advancing the analytical,
methodological, and modeling tools of operations research together
with the potential of "Big Data" and the information revolution.

Requisite is a strong interest in the broad mission of the School,
exceptional potential for leadership in research and education, an
ability and willingness to teach at all levels of the program, and a
PhD in operations research, mathematics, statistics, or a related
field by the start of the appointment. Salary will be appropriate to
qualifications and engineering school norms.

Please apply online at
with a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research
interests, sample publications, at least three reference letters and,
for junior applicants, a doctoral transcript. Applications will be
accepted until the positions are filled.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our
heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and


From: Peter Clarkson
Date: March 28, 2015
Subject: Lectureship Position, Mathematics, Univ of Kent

The School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science at the
University of Kent seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Mathematics. The
post is fixed-term for three years to act as a replacement for Dr John
Pearson during the period of his EPSRC Postdoctoral
Fellowship. Preference will be given to candidates with research
expertise in Numerical Analysis which links with and enhances the
current research interests of the Mathematics group, see

The successful candidates will hold a doctorate in Mathematics or
closely aligned field, a strong research record in Mathematics
evidenced by publications in international Mathematics journals,
conference presentations, etc. and will ideally have experience of
teaching Mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Ref: STM0552
Closing date: 4 May 2015
Interviews: 27 May 2015

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor
Peter Clarkson, Tel: +44 (0) 1227-827781 (direct line), E-mail: or Dr Stephane Launois , Tel: +44 (0) 1227-
827852 (direct line), E-mail:


From: Aaron Luttman
Date: March 27, 2015
Subject: Mathematician Positions, National Security Technologies, LLC

Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions and regular,
full-time positions at the staff Scientist, Senior Scientist, and
Principal Scientist levels in the Mathematics and Data Analysis group
at National Security Technologies, LLC, in North Las Vegas, NV. Ideal
candidates will have an advanced degree in Mathematics, Statistics,
Computational Science and Engineering, or closely related field
(M.S. for staff Scientist and Ph.D. for post-doctoral positions and
Senior/Principal Scientists) with experience and a proven record,
commensurate with job level, of collaborative research in
computational mathematics, as demonstrated through thesis projects,
peer-reviewed publications, and grant proposals. Applicants must be
eligible to obtain a U.S. Department of Energy Q
clearance. U.S. citizenship is required (no dual citizens).

National Security Technologies, LLC (, is the
Management and Operations contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy
for the Nevada National Security Site
(, and,
working closely with National Laboratories, we specialize in the
design, development, fielding, and analysis of diagnostics for
large-scale, dynamic physics and materials experimentation. These
diagnostics include optical and X-ray imaging, laser interferometry,
holography, radiation detection, neutron spectroscopy, and many
others. The Mathematics and Data Analysis group is responsible for
developing the mathematics and algorithms for analyzing data and
quantifying uncertainties associated with the data analysis. We are
also active in the modeling and simulation of physical systems,
including radiation transport, pulsed-power and electrical
systems. Approximately half of our work is research and development,
assessed through journal publications and conference presentations,
and the other half is assisting in the development of experiments and
analyzing the associated data. We seek candidates who will complement
our current expertise in inverse problems, uncertainty quantification,
applied functional analysis, modeling and simulation, and
computational science and engineering. A background in nuclear
physics is not necessary, but a willingness to collaborate with
experimental scientists is required. Work will take place at our
offices in North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base, NV, and at the
Nevada National Security Site, with some travel to our remote offices
in Los Alamos, NM, Livermore, CA, Santa Barbara, CA and Andrews Air
Force Base, MD.

The full job advertisement can be found at, including
application instructions. Please contact Aaron Luttman
( or Eric Machorro ( with any
further questions, referencing job #109798 in the subject line.


From: Olaf Schneider
Date: March 27, 2015
Subject: Research Scientist Position, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

The Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) at KIT is seeking applicants
for a position in the Simulation Lab Energy. This SimLab is part of
the Helmholtz research program "Supercomputing and Big Data" and
strives urgent research questions linked to the Energiewende which can
be solved only using high performance computing (HPC). The SimLab is
closely cooperating with the KIT Center Energy, the respective
Helmholtz programs and the Energy Solution Center (EnSoC). The
successful candidate is expected to investigate the capability of HPC
simulations to support projects such as Bioliq, Energy Lab 2.0 or
Competence-E and direct the research activities accordingly. In
consultation with the department head you will develop the research
profile of the SimLab and are responsible for scientists and graduate
students. Applicants must have a PhD in engineering, natural sciences,
mathematics or computer science and proved R&D expertise preferably in
the area of energy research. Mastery of modeling and simulation as
well as programming supercomputers using common tools and techniques
are required.

The contract is limited to 3 years. Remuneration shall be based on the
Collective Agreement for the Public Service Sector. Further
information (in German) is available at:
Please apply online or send your application referring to the
identification number 150/2015 to Mrs. Meinel, Personalservice,
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen,

KIT prefers to balance the number of female and male employees.
We therefore kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.


From: Ronan MT Fleming
Date: March 28, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Large-scale Numerical Optimization

Applications invited for a Postdoctoral position in large-scale
numerical optimization at The University of Luxembourg, within the
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB); to start as soon as
possible. An excellent opportunity to participate in an established
international collaboration led by Ronan Fleming, LCSB, Michael and
Michael Saunders, Stanford University.

Your profile is a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics,
computational engineering, mathematical engineering, or a related
discipline. A comprehensive understanding of and evidence of primary
research within numerical optimization is essential. Experience with
development of numerical software is essential. Experience with
efficient numerical solution of large-scale variational inequalities
posed as optimization problems is desirable. No knowledge of biology
is expected, but a willingness to work as part of an interdisciplinary
team is essential. Excellent written English is essential.

Your role will be numerical implementation of novel, globally
convergent optimization algorithms designed for simulation of
high-dimensional systems of chemical reactions. Specifically,
numerical implementation of proposed algorithms involving a sequence
of parametric, sparsely constrained, smooth, large-scale convex
optimization problems.

Fixed-term contract for 1 year, may be extended up to 3 years. Very
competitive salary. For further information please visit


From: Bertram Düring
Date: March 28, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Mathematics, Univ of Sussex, UK

We invite applications for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow
within our research group at the Department of Mathematics at the
University of Sussex, UK, starting July 2015 or as soon as possible

This position is supported by the Leverhulme Trust research project
grant "Novel discretisations of higher-order nonlinear PDE"
(RPG-2015-069) to undertake cutting-edge research on the development,
implementation and numerical analysis of minimising movement schemes
and operators splitting schemes for higher-order nonlinear PDE.

Additional information and application details can be found on:


From: Christoph Ortner
Date: March 23, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, NA of Multiscale Simulation, Univ of Warwick

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow to work
with Christoph Ortner on multi-scale methods for crystalline
solids. The post will initially have a 2 year duration. The start date
is 1 October 2015 (negotiable). Candidates should have a strong
background in numerical analysis or scientific computing and have
experience in some aspects of atomistic modelling. Informal enquiries
can be sent to .

More details at


From: Vladik Kreinovich
Date: March 26, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Postdoctoral Researcher Position at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

The Information Technology Laboratory at the US National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) would like to host postdoctoral
researchers with an interest in problems associated with the
reproducibility of numerical computations. Experience in computational
science, including the ability to create and execute computational
experiments in numerical reproducibility would be appropriate for such
work, as well as familiarity with common high-performance computing
paradigms, including OpenMP, MPI, and CUDA. For more information,
contact Dr. Walid Keyrouz or Prof. Michael Mascagni at


From: Beauzamy
Date: March 24, 2015
Subject: Research Engineer/PhD Position

Our Company offers a Research Engineer position, together with the
possibility to prepare a PhD, starting Sept 2015.

Topic : Probabilistic Methods for the Control and the Improvement of
Quality in Industrial Processes.

Please see:
for details.


From: Bertram Düring
Date: March 28, 2015
Subject: PhD Position, Mathematics, Univ of Sussex, UK

We invite applications for a three-year, fully funded PhD Studentship
on "Structure-preserving numerical methods for nonlinear partial
differential equations" within our research group at the Department of
Mathematics at the University of Sussex, UK.

The studentship is supported by the Leverhulme Trust research project
grant "Novel discretisations of higher-order nonlinear PDE"

The studentship includes a tax-free bursary of £14057 per year and a
waiver of UK/EU fees for 3 years. Start date at Sussex: 17th
September 2015.

Additional information and application details can be found on:


From: Martin Burger
Date: March 26, 2015
Subject: PhD Position, Univ of Münster

The Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the
University of Muenster (Germany) invites applications for a

PhD position / Research Assistant available now
(75 % TV-L 13)

to be filled for a period of three years. The working week is
currently 39 hours 50 minutes.

The position involves theoretical and computational investigations of
nonlinear systems of partial differential equations with applications
in the life sciences and socio-economics, as well as the investigation
of related inverse problems.

This position requires an university degree in mathematics and good
knowledge in the areas of partial differential equations, mathematical
modelling, and possibly inverse problems.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to
suitably qualified female candidates with all other considerations
being equal. Preference will be given to severely disabled applicants
with equivalent qualifications.

Information and applications should be sent until April 30, 2015 to

Prof. Dr. Martin Burger
Institut für Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Einsteinstr. 62
Germany - 48149 Münster


From: Kees Oosterlee
Date: March 24, 2015
Subject: PhD Positions, Computational Finance

PhD positions available in WAKEUPCALL EU project:

Applications are invited for six Early Stage Researchers (ESRs, like
PhDs) who will work closely with industrial partners on a PhD Thesis
in financial mathematics. All positions concern modern topics in
financial risk management.

There are two positions in Italy, two in Spain and two in the
Netherlands, see

Applications can be sent before 15 April 2015 following the
instructions at


From: Michael Heroux
Date: March 24, 2015
Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS), 41 (2)

ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)
Volume 41 Issue 2, January 2015

Solving Boundary Integral Problems with BEM++, Wojciech Åšmigaj, Timo
Betcke, Simon Arridge, Joel Phillips, Martin Schweiger

On the Error of Computing ab+cd using Cornea, Harrison and Tang's
Method, Jean-Michel Muller

Solving Basis Pursuit: Heuristic Optimality Check and Solver
Comparison, Dirk A. Lorenz, Mar c E. Pfetsch, Andreas M. Tillmann

DAESA—A Matlab Tool for Structural Analysis of Differential-Algebraic
Equations: Theory, John D. Pryce, Nedialko S. Nedialkov, Guangning Tan

FSAIPACK: A Software Package for High-Performance Factored Sparse
Approximate Inverse Preconditioning, Carlo Janna, Massimiliano
Ferronato, Flavio Sartoretto, Giuseppe Gambolati

TetGen, a Delaunay-Based Quality Tetrahedral Mesh Generator, Hang Si

Algorithm 948: DAESA—A Matlab Tool for Structural Analysis of
Differential-Algebraic Equations: Software, Nedialko S. Nedialkov,
John D. Pryce, Guangning Tan


From: Pam Jones
Date: March 23, 2015
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 41 (1)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 41 Number 1
Table of Contents

"A Bernstein–Bézier Basis for Arbitrary Order Raviart–Thomas Finite
Elements", Mark Ainsworth, Gaelle Andriamaro, Oleg Davydov, Pages 1-22

"Smooth Orthogonal Projections on the Sphere", Marcin Bownik, Karol
Dziedziul, Pages 23-48

"Constructing Bispectral Orthogonal Polynomials from the Classical
Discrete Families of Charlier, Meixner and Krawtchouk", Antonio
J. Durán, Manuel D. de la Iglesia, Pages 49-91

"Well-Separated Spherical Designs", Andriy Bondarenko, Danylo
Radchenko, Maryna Viazovska, 93-112

"The Bergman Shift Operator on Polynomial Lemniscates", Brian Simanek,

"Approximation of Holomorphic Functions on Compact Subsets of R^N",
Rafał Pierzchała, 133-155

"Rational Ahlfors Functions", Maxime Fortier Bourque, Malik Younsi,

Volume 41 Number 1 of Constructive Approximation is now available on
the SpringerLink web site at


From: Pam Jones
Date: March 23, 2015
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 41 (2)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 41 Number 2
Table of Contents

"Analysis Related to All Admissible Type Parameters in the Jacobi
Setting", Adam Nowak, Peter Sjogren, and Tomasz Z. Szarek, Pages

"Improvement of Besov Regularity for Solutions of the Fractional
Laplacian", Hugo Aimar, Gastón Beltritti, Ivana Gómez, Pages 219-229

"Heine Representations and Monotonicity Properties of Determinants and
Pfaffians", Mourad E. H. Ismail, Plamen Simeonov, Pages 231-249

"Inverses of Gamma Functions", Henrik L. Pedersen, Pages 251-267

"Greedy Approximation in Convex Optimization", V.N. Temlyakov, Pages

"A Family of Smooth Quasi-interpolants Defined Over Powell–Sabin
Triangulations", Hendrik Speleers, Pages 297-324

Volume 41 Number 2 of Constructive Approximation is now available on
the SpringerLink web site at


From: Joseph Traub
Date: March 24, 2015
Subject: Contents, J of Complexity, 31 (2)

Journal of Complexity
Volume 31, Issue 2, April 2015



2014 Information-Based Complexity Young Researcher Award Winner
Nominations for 2015 Information-Based Complexity Young Researcher


Global solutions of Navier-Stokes equations for large initial data
belonging to spaces with dominating mixed smoothness, H. Triebel

A deterministic algorithm for inverting a polynomial matrix, W. Zhou,
G. Labahn, A. Storjohann

High-dimensional integration on R^d, weighted Hermite spaces, and
orthogonal transforms, Ch. Irrgeher, G. Leobacher

On the Complexity of Computing with Planar Algebraic Curves, A. Kobel,
M. Sagraloff

Constructing good higher order polynomial lattice rules with modulus
of reduced degree, T. Goda

Generalized Hofer-Niederreiter sequences and their discrepancy from an
(U, e, s)-point of view, R. Hofer

Center conditions for high order derivatives in the semilocal
convergence of Newton’s method, J.A. Ezquerro and M.A. Hernandez-Veron


From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: March 29, 2015
Subject: Contents, MMA Journal, 20 (2)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations
ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online, Electronical edition:

Raimondas {\v{C}}iegis (Editor) Volume 20, Number 2, March 2015


\"{U}mit Totur and Muhammet Ali Okur, Some Tauberian Remainder
Theorems for H\"{o}lder Summability, 139-147

Fengjie Geng and Xianyi Li, Singular Orbits and Dynamics at Infinity
of~a~Conjugate Lorenz-Like System, 148-167

Liang Zhang and Huiyan Zhao, Traveling Wave Solutions in a
Stage-Structured Delayed Reaction--Diffusion Model with Advection,

Ilkay Yaslan Karaca and Fatma Tokmak Fen, Positive Solutions of
$n$th-Order Boundary Value Problems with Integral Boundary Conditions,

Daoyuan Fang and Bin Han, Global Solution for the Generalized
Anisotropic Navier--Stokes Equations with Large Data, 205-231

Owe Axelsson, Xin He and Maya Neytcheva, Numerical Solution of the
Time-Dependent Navier--Stokes Equation for Variable Density--Variable
Viscosity. Part I, 232-260

Carlo Bardaro, Loris Faina and Ilaria Mantellini, Quantitative
Approximation Properties for Iterates of Moment Operator, 261-272

Natalia Rylko, A Pair of Perfectly Conducting Disks in an External
Field, 273-288

End of Digest