NA Digest Monday, April 13, 2015 Volume 15 : Issue 15

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Konstantin Avrachenkov
Date: April 08, 2015
Subject: New Book, Analytic Perturbation Theory and Its Applications

Analytic Perturbation Theory and Its Applications
by K.E. Avrachenkov, J.A. Filar and P.G. Howlett

2014 / x + 369 pages / Hardcover / ISBN: 978-1-611973-13-6 /
List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / Order Code OT135

Analytic Perturbation Theory and Its Applications includes:
- comprehensive treatment of analytic perturbations of matrices,
linear operators, and polynomial systems, particularly the singular
perturbation of inverses, generalized inverses, and polynomial
systems, topics not covered in other books;
- original applications in Markov chains, Markov decision processes,
optimization, and applications to Google PageRank and the
Hamiltonian cycle problem as well as input retrieval in linear
control systems; and
- problem section in every chapter to aid in course preparation.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its table of
contents, preface, and index, please visit .


From: Christian Mehl
Date: April 10, 2015
Subject: Conference honoring Volker Mehrmann, Germany, May 2015

This is a short reminder that registration for the conference

Numerical Algebra, Matrix Theory, Differential-Algebraic Equations,
and Control Theory, Berlin, May 6-9, 2015,

in honor of Volker Mehrmann on the occasion of his 60th birthday
closes on April 15, 2015.

Further information on the conference can be found on the webpage

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin in May!

Peter Benner, Joerg Liesen, Christian Mehl,
Reinhard Nabben, Lena Scholz, Andreas Steinbrecher,
the VM60 Organizing Committee


From: Roumen Anguelov
Date: April 08, 2015
Subject: BIOMATH 2015: Bulgaria, Jun 2015/South Africa, Jul 2015

BIOMATH 2015: International Conference on Mathematical Methods and
Models in Biosciences

BIOMATH conferences are multidisciplinary meeting forums for
researchers who develop and apply mathematical and computational tools
to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of biology, ecology,
medicine, biotechnology, bioengineering, environmental science, etc.
Contributed talks in any of these fields are invited.

14-19 June 2015: University Centre Bachinovo, South-West University,
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Deadline for abstract submission: 25 April
2015. .

12-17 July 2015: University of Pretoria, South Africa. Deadline for
abstract submission: 15 May 2015.,

Selected papers will be published in special issues of the journals:
Biomath, Mathematics and Computers in Simulations, Bulgarian Chemical
Communications. Manuscripts submission deadline: 30 September 2015.


From: David Ham
Date: April 10, 2015
Subject: FEniCS '15, UK, Jun 2015

The 2015 FEniCS workshop will be held at Imperial College London from
29 June - 1 July.

This is the annual opportunity for developers, users and anyone else
interested in the FEniCS automated finite element system, and its
relatives such as dolfin-adjoint and Firedrake, to communicate results
and ideas formally and informally, face to face.

Registration and abstract submission are now open via the workshop

The abstract deadline is 30 April.
The early registration deadline is 31 May.


From: Gerhard Opfer
Date: April 08, 2015
Subject: Noncommutative Algebras and Applications, Germany, Jun 2015

The meeting will take place from June 14 to June 16 in Goslar in the
Haus am Steinberg in Goslar, in the North of the Harz Mountains:

and there is still time for registration:

Scope: Besides analytic approaches to noncommutative algebraic
problems, we see nowadays large developments of numerical solutions of
problems in linear noncommutative algebras. Therefore, the organizers
intend to bring together researches including Ph.D. students to open
up the opportunity to present and discuss their current and upcoming
results on noncommutative algebras, may it be an analytic or numerical
result, or an application to other fields.

The deadline for registration is April 15, 2015.


From: Konstantin Usevich
Date: April 10, 2015
Subject: Structured Low-Rank Approximation, France, Jun 2015

Workshop on structured low-rank approximation, GIPSA-lab, Grenoble,
1-2 June, 2015

Low-rank matrix approximations appear in a wide range of applications:
signal and image processing, systems and control theory,
symbolic-numeric computations, etc. In many cases, the matrices are
structured (for example, Hankel/Toeplitz, block-Hankel, Sylvester,
quasi-Hankel), and a low-rank approximation preserving the matrix
structure is desirable. This problem is known as structured low-rank
approximation, or SLRA.

This two-day workshop will feature invited talks by renowned experts
in SLRA and related topics, including development of efficient
algorithmic approaches to deal with these difficult nonconvex
problems, analysis of their convergence and theoretical guarantees,
convex relaxations of SLRA, applications of SLRA and relations to
other techniques like tensor decompositions.

Organizers: Laurent Condat, Konstantin Usevich

Participation in the workshop is free of charge, subject to mandatory

Please refer to the workshop website:
for details on speakers, schedule, and registration.


From: Wenhao Zhu
Date: April 10, 2015
Subject: High Performance Computing and Applications, China, Jul 2015

3rd International Conference on High Performance Computing and
Applications, Shanghai, China, July 26-30, 2015.

Invited Speaker:
Prof. Todd Arbogast, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Prof. Peter Bastian, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Prof. Roland Glowinski, University of Houston, USA.
Prof. Peter Minev, University of Alberta, Canada
Prof. Ismael Herrera Revilla, National Mexican University, Mexico
Prof. Mario Costa Sousa, University of Calgary, Canada
Prof. Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Prof. Jun Zou, Hong Kong Chinese University, Hong Kong China
Prof. Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Xiaobing Feng, University of Tennessee, USA
Pro. Xiaochuan Cai, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

For more information, please visit

Abstract Submission Deadline May 1, 2015


From: Ya-xiang Yuan
Date: April 08, 2015
Subject: ICNONLA, China, Aug 2015

The International Conference on Numerical Optimization and Numerical
Linear Algebra will be held in the city of Yanan, Shaanxi Province,
China, August 5-8, 2015. This conference is a satellite conference of
the ICIAM- 2015 (which will be held in Beijing August 10-14, 2015).

The Conference will be organized by the State Key Laboratory of
Scientific and Engineering Computing, Institute of Computational
Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Academy of
Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and
Yan'an University. The sponsors of the conference include the National
Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Chinese Mathematical
Society. Invited lectures on recent advances of numerical
optimization, numerical linear algebra, and their applications will be

Invited speakers include Zhaojun Bai (UC Davis, USA), Oleg Burdakov
(Linköping Uni, Sweden), Xiaojun Chen (Hong Kong Polytechnic Uni,
China), Tiande Guo (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China),
Shiqian Ma (Chinese Uni, Hong Kong, China), Nelson Maculan (Federal
Uni Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Marc Teboulle (Tel-Aviv Uni, Israel),
Micheal Ulbrich (Technical Uni Munich, Germany), Stefan Ulbrich
(Technical Uni Damstadt, Germany), Yinyu Ye (Stanford Uni, United
States), and Hongchao Zhang (Luisanne State Uni, United States) .

Those interested to participate the conference please contact
Prof. Xin Liu ( The website of the conference


From: Matti Heikkurinen
Date: April 08, 2015
Subject: IEEE eScience 2015, Germany, Aug 2015

IEEE eScience 2015 is an opportunity for academia, industry and non-
profits to present the latest research findings related to eScience
and its applications. Posters are an important part of this knowledge
exchange, and will be presented in a poster session on the second day
(Tuesday 1st September 2015, in the university main building) of the

For more information, please refer to the online version of the Call
for Posters:


From: Piotr Krzyzanowski
Date: April 08, 2015
Subject: High Performance Algorithms in PDEs, Poland, Sep 2015

2nd Workshop on Applied High Performance Numerical Algorithms in PDEs
will be held on September 6-9, 2015 in Cracow, Poland, as a part of
the 11th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied
Mathematics (PPAM 2015).

The workshop aims to provide a forum for presentation of new ideas or
achievements in numerical solution of Partial Differential
Equations. Topics of interest include: parallel algorithms for PDEs
and their implementation; preconditioning techniques; domain
decomposition methods; multilevel methods; multiscale methods;
nonconforming discretizations; computational fluid dynamics.

A limited number of contributed talks will be selected for this
workshop, to be published after the conference by Springer in the LNCS

Submission of papers: April 26, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 5, 2015
Camera-ready papers: November 15, 2015

For details, see

Workshop organizers: Piotr Krzyzanowski and Leszek Marcinkowski
(University of Warsaw, Poland); Talal Rahman (Bergen University
College, Norway)


From: Kirsten Wilden
Date: April 13, 2015
Subject: ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA16), USA, Jan 2016

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA16)
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia, USA
January 10-12, 2016

Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX16) and Analytic
Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO16) will take place at the same
location, and will hold sessions during the SODA conference. SODA is
jointly sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and
Computation Theory and the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMDA16

July 1, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT - Deadline - Short Abstract Submission and
Paper Registration Deadline
July 8, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT - Deadline - Full Paper Submission
Acceptance/rejection notices will be sent to authors via email in mid-
September 2015.

Please visit for
detailed submission information.

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: Lieven De Lathauwer
Date: April 09, 2015
Subject: Tensor Decompositions and Applications, Belgium, Jan 2016

Announcement and call for abstracts
Third Workshop on Tensor Decompositions and Applications (TDA 2016)
January 18-22, 2016
Leuven, Belgium

Higher-order tensor methods are intensively studied in many
disciplines nowadays. The developments gradually allow us to move from
classical vector and matrix based methods in applied mathematics and
mathematical engineering to methods that involve tensors of arbitrary
order. This step from linear transformations, quadratic and bilinear
forms to polynomials and multilinear forms is relevant for the most
diverse applications. Furthermore, tensor methods have firm roots in
multilinear algebra, algebraic geometry, numerical mathematics and

This workshop will bring together researchers investigating tensor
decompositions and their applications. It will feature a series of
invited talks by leading experts and contributed presentations on
specific problems. TDA 2016 is held in cooperation with the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and has been endorsed by
the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS). Part of the workshop
is supported by the ERC Advanced Grant BioTensors.

More info:


From: Lieven De Lathauwer
Date: April 09, 2015
Subject: Tensor Decompositions and Blind Signal Separation, Belgium, Jan 2016

Announcement two-day course
Tensor Decompositions and Blind Signal Separation
January 15-16, 2016
Leuven, Belgium

This course is intended to be a short introduction to tensor
decompositions and their applications. The course will consist of 4
lectures (of 2 hours each, lecturer: Lieven De Lathauwer) and 4
exercise sessions (also of 2 hours each). The course will be followed
by the Workshop on Tensor Decompositions and Applications (TDA 2016).

More info:


From: robert melville
Date: April 13, 2015
Subject: Numerical Programming Position, NYC

Sendyne, a technology company based in lower Manhattan, develops
numerical models for battery systems, power grids and related energy

We are actively recruiting for some programming talent to join our
team. Topics of immediate interest include numerical solution of
differential-algebraic systems, applied linear algebra, spline fitting
and optimization. At the present time we are not heavily involved in
PDEs, but that might be a topic of future interest. This is a hands-on
position requiring a working knowledge of C++ and Fortran with
emphasis on good coding practice and performance.

Some knowledge of physics, chemistry, applied math or electrical
engineering would be highly valued, but is not an absolute requirement
for the position. Candidates anywhere from a strong recent
undergraduate degree to a Ph.D. would be considered.

Interested parties should contact Dr. Robert Melville as


From: Klemens Fellner
Date: April 08, 2015
Subject: University Assistant Position, Univ of Graz

Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling an

University Assistant with doctorate

(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years;
Envisaged Job Starting Date 1st October 2015)

For more information follow the link:


From: Alexander Ostermann
Date: April 12, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck (Austria) opens a postdoc position in
numerical analysis and scientific computing. The appointment is for
six years, the starting date is October 2015.

Note that this position also requires teaching in German. The legally
binding job announcement can be found at:

Candidates must apply online at:
Applications will be accepted until May 9, 2015.

For further information, contact Alexander Ostermann at:


From: Peter Minev
Date: April 10, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Alberta, Canada

We invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow
position within our research group at the Department of Mathematical
and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. The
position is open for a recent PhD graduate in applied mathematics or
computational science. In December, the candidate is expected to
apply for additional funding by the Pacific Institute for Mathematical
Sciences and if the application is successful the term of the
appointment will be extended by six months. The study will be
focussed on the development of a parallel splitting algorithm for
large scale computing of a combination of compressible and
incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in a spherical shell. Good
knowledge in numerical analysis and programming skills are essential.
Familiarity with MPI would be beneficial. Further details about the
project, salary, work conditions etc. are available upon request. If
interested please contact Peter Minev


From: Max Gunzburger
Date: April 09, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Florida State Univ

Postdoc positions are available at Florida State University in the
following areas:

- uncertainty quantification in the PDE setting
- reduced-order modeling in the PDE setting
- nonlocal modeling of diffusion and mechanics including fractional
derivative models

Of interest are candidates with strong mathematical/numerical analysis
skills and/or strong computational skills. Minimum requirements are a
defended Ph.D. dissertation by the start of the appointment in a
mathematical or natural science or engineering. Knowledge about one
of the above areas in desired but not necessary. Immediate start dates
are available, as are start dates at the end of the summer.

Interested candidates should submit their CV and have two reference
letters submitted to Max Gunzburger ( Also permitted
and desired is the submission of no more than two papers (preprints or

We are especially interested in applications from members of
underrepresented groups.


From: Chenfeng Li
Date: April 11, 2015
Subject: PhD Position, Swansea, UK

Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Homogenisation and Upscaling Modelling
Technology for Simulation of Oil and Gas Exploration & Production

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU and international
tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,562 p.a.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th May 2015.

More information for the project:


From: Claude Brezinski
Date: April 11, 2015
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 68 (4)

Contents, Numerical Algorithms, Volume 68, Number 4.
Available online

Accuracy of one step of the Falk-Langemeyer method, Josip Matejas

A new nonmonotone line search technique for unconstrained
optimization, Shuai Huang, Zhong Wan, Xiaohong Chen

A numerical study of the Legendre-Galerkin method for the evaluation
of the prolate spheroidal wave functions, Sebastian Schmutzhard,
Tomasz Hrycak, Hans G. Feichtinger

Nonmonotone line search methods with variable sample size, Natasa
Krejic, Natasa Krklec Jerinkic

Numerical solution of Volterra integro-differential equations by
superimplicit multistep collocation methods, Somayyeh Fazeli,
Gholamreza Hojjati

Estimation of unknown boundary functionsin an inverse heat conduction
problem using a mollified marching scheme. M. Garshasbi, H. Dastour

Adaptive time-stepping for the strong numerical solution of stochastic
differential equations, Silvana Ilie, Kenneth R. Jackson, Wayne
H. Enright

The effect of graph partitioning techniques on parallel Block FSAI
preconditioning: a computational study, Carlo Janna, Nicola
Castelletto, Massimiliano Ferronato

Decoupled two level finite element methods for the steady natural
convection problem, Tong Zhang, Xin Zhao, Pengzhan Huang

Design of a discrete algebraic robust differentiation FIR filter using
an annihilator of the Z-transform; frequency response analysis and
parameter tuning, Fabien Courreges

A non-convex algorithm framework based on DC programming and DCA for
matrix completion, Juan Geng, Laisheng Wang, Yanfei Wang

A novel compact numerical method for solving the two-dimensional
non-linear fractional reaction-subdiffusion equation, Bo Yu, Xiaoyun
Jiang, Huanying Xu


From: David G. Yu
Date: April 07, 2015
Subject: Contents, Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing, 3 (1)

Statistics, Optimization & Information Computing ,
Vol 3, No 1, March 2015
Table of Contents

Research Articles

Zhida Shen, Zhe Geng, Junfeng Yang, Image reconstruction from
incomplete convolution data via total variation regularization
(pp. 1-14)

Ying Chen, Jian Wu, Gaohang Yu, Adaptive Proximal Point Algorithms for
Total Variation Image Restoration (pp. 15-29)

Maxim Luz, Mikhail Moklyachuk, Minimax Interpolation Problem for
Random Processes with Stationary Increments (pp. 30-41)

Princy T, An extended compound gamma model and application to
composite fading channels (pp. 42-53)

Qingyang Zhang, Guolin Yu, Hui Song, A hybrid bird mating optimizer
algorithm with teaching-learning-based optimization for global
numerical optimization (pp. 54-65)

Shuichi Shinmura, The 95% confidence intervals of error rates and
discriminant coefficients (pp. 66-78)

Luis Sanchez, Saba Infante, Jose Marcano, Victor Griffin, Polinomial
Chaos based on the parallelized ensamble Kalman filter to estimate
precipitation states (pp. 79-95)

Scientific Report

Md. Moyazzem Hossain, Ajit Kumar Majumder On Measurement of Efficiency
of Cobb-Douglas Production Function with Additive and Multiplicative
Errors (pp. 96-104)

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