NA Digest Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Volume 15 : Issue 35

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: J.S. Hysing
Date: September 22, 2015
Subject: FEATool v1.3 released, Multiphysics Toolbox for Matlab and Octave

Precise Simulation Ltd. is glad to be able to announce FEATool v1.3, a
FEM multiphysics toolbox for GNU Octave and Matlab. FEATool features a
fully integrated, easy to use, and extensible simulation environment
with support for both GUI and working on the command line with
m-script files. Version 1.3 includes the following features

- Save and share models, postprocessing, and visualization results
online and to the cloud with Plotly.

- Support for external solvers, grid generation (for example Triangle)
and postprocessing tools directly callable from the GUI.

- Save and export files as Octave/Matlab m-script files. Records the
modeling process in the GUI, after which you can modify and replay it
on the command line. Useful to create parametric studies and
simulation runs, and also to learn and understand the FEATool function

- Solver enhancements with full Newton iterations for steady nonlinear
problems, and the strongly A-stable fractional step-theta scheme for
time dependent problems.

- Improved 2D geometry and automatic grid generation engine with
increased accuracy and treatment of multiple geometry objects and

- GUI and command line support for model constants and expressions.
Allows for a convenient way to enter model parameters and complex
expressions which can be changed and edited without changing the
model, for example during parametric studies.

- Now also with full GNU Octave command line and GUI support, and many
new example models and tutorials.

Please visit for more information.


From: Mike Heroux
Date: September 22, 2015
Subject: 2015 Trilinos User Group Meeting, USA, Oct 2015

The Trilinos team will be hosting our annual Trilinos User Group
meeting (TUG 2015) during the week of October 26, 2015.

Monday will consist of Tutorial material. Tuesday and Wednesday will
feature user-focused talks. Thursday is reserved for topics of
interest to Trilinos developers. Depending on demand for session
topics, the schedule may be adjusted. A more specific schedule will
be added to the website in the weeks prior to the meeting.

Registration is now open. There is no fee to attend TUG. We are past
the standard date for non-US citizen approval processes, but non-US
citizens who register now may still be able to attend, depending on
the specific circumstances.

TUG 2015 webpage:


From: Mike O'Neil
Date: September 29, 2015
Subject: Multiresolution Learning, Canada, Dec 2015

NIPS 2015 Workshop, December 12, 2015
Submission deadline: November 3, 2015

There is a spate of exciting new work at the intersection of
multiresolution/multiscale numerical methods and machine learning,
- New approaches to defining multiresolution (wavelets) on graphs.
- New applications of hierarchical matrices in Gaussian Process
- The introduction of Scattering Networks.
- New multiscale matrix decompositions and multiresolution matrix

The goal of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers
from Harmonic Analysis, Signal Processing, Numerical Analysis, and
Machine Learning, to explore the synergies between all the above lines
of work.

The workshop will comprise a combination of invited and contributed
talks, and poster presentations. Researchers wishing to present their
work are invited to submit an extended abstract by email to by November 3, 2015 (max. 2 pages in
NIPS format, not including references, anonymity not required). The
organizers will select a subset of the abstracts for oral or poster
presentation, and notify the authors by November 6.


From: Thomas Wick
Date: September 29, 2015
Subject: FSI Winter School/Conference, Austria, Jan 2016

Modeling, Adaptive Discretizations and Solvers for Fluid-Structure

at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied
Mathematics (RICAM) from Jan 11-15, 2016 in Linz/Austria.

Preliminary information is gathered on

The winter school lectures will be given by
- Thomas Richter, Heidelberg University (Modeling of FSI)
- Simone Deparis, EPFL Lausanne (Solvers for FSI)
- David Nordsletten, King's College London (Applications).

Invited speakers for the conference:
- Miriam Mehl, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
- Annalisa Quaini, University of Houston (USA)
- Wim van Rees, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is Nov 1, 2015
but we encourage to register at earliest convenience in order to allow
for timely planning.

Participation in the winter school is free of charge. The fee for the
conference is 50 EUR for PhD and undergraduate students and 100 EUR
for PostDocs and professors and includes daily meal vouchers for lunch
as well as the conference dinner.


From: Lin Lin
Date: September 25, 2015
Subject: Electronic Structure Theory, USA, Jul 2016

MSRI-LBNL Summer Course in Electronic Structure Theory

Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016
Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Organizers: Lin Lin (UC Berkeley and LBNL), Jianfeng Lu (Duke
University), James Sethian (UC Berkeley and LBNL)

Ab initio electronic structure theories, particularly represented by
Kohn- Sham density functional theory (KS-DFT), have become workhorse
tools with a wide range of scientific applications in chemistry,
physics, materials science, biology, and related fields. At the same
time, there is an urgent need for new techniques to greatly extend the
applicability and versatility of these approaches. At the core, many
of the challenges are essentially mathematical and computational. The
purpose of the workshop is to provide a general and self-contained
introduction to electronic structure theory. At the end of this
course, students will have a solid grasp of basic concepts in quantum
mechanics, ground state electronic structure theory and linear
response analysis, and be ready to perform research on frontier topics
in applied analysis and numerical methods for electronic structure

Please visit and for more details.


From: Daniel R Reynolds
Date: September 24, 2015
Subject: Chaired Position, Southern Methodist Univ

Position No. 00050961. Applications are invited for the Clements Chair
of Mathematics to begin in the fall semester of 2016. The department
is searching for senior scholars with outstanding records of research
in computational and applied mathematics as well as a strong
commitment to teaching, including an established history of advising
doctoral students. We are seeking candidates whose interests align
with those of the department and who would contribute in a substantial
way to the university’s initiatives in high performance computing and
interdisciplinary research. In addition we expect the Clements Chair
to provide leadership in the further development of our graduate and
undergraduate programs.

The Department of Mathematics offers graduate degrees in Computational
and Applied Mathematics and includes 17 tenured or tenure-track
faculty researchers, all of whom work in application areas. Visit for more information. To apply send a letter
of application with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications,
research and teaching statements, and the names of three references
to: The Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern
Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275- 0156. The
Search Committee can also be contacted by sending e-mail to (Tel: (214)768-2452; Fax: (214)768- 2355).

Applications received by December 15, 2015 will receive full
consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is
filled. A Ph.D. in applied mathematics or a related field is
required. Applicants will be notified when the search is concluded.


From: Weimin Han
Date: September 28, 2015
Subject: Faculty Positions, Mathematics, Univ of Iowa

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Iowa invites
applications for the following positions:

(i) One tenure-track assistant professorship starting in August 2016
in the area of Computational Mathematics.

Selection will be based on evidence of outstanding research
accomplishments or potential, and on evidence of excellent and
innovative teaching. Experience beyond the Ph.D. is desirable. The
successful candidate will have an excellent research record that
exhibits substantial experience in cross-disciplinary work and have
expertise that complements the current faculty. The candidate will
aggressively seek external funding, and engage in and initiate
collaborations across campus. Candidates for the position must be
committed to outstanding teaching, mentoring, and interact with
students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate studies.

(ii) One or more three-year visiting assistant professorships starting
in August 2016, pending college approval. These positions are open as
to research area but preference will be given to applicants whose
scholarly activity is of particular interest to current faculty
members. Selection will be based on excellent research accomplishments
or potential, and excellent teaching.

(iii) One or more visiting positions for all or part of the 2016-2017
academic year. Preference will be given to applicants whose scholarly
activity is of particular interest to current faculty members.
Selection will be based on research expertise and teaching ability.
Assignment to rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required for these positions. Screening of
applications will begin November 1, 2015. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit
application and all supporting materials electronically through . No paper submission is needed. Candidates
who cannot submit electronically may submit their applications to the
address below.

Applications must include the following: a completed AMS cover sheet,
a cover letter, a complete vita, three letters of recommendation, a
research statement and a teaching statement. Reference letter writers
should be asked to submit their letters online through . If they are unable to do so, they may send their
letters to the address below.

Professor Dan Anderson, Chair
Department of Mathematics
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1419


From: Min Hyung Cho
Date: September 28, 2015
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, UMass Lowell

The Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for full-time tenure-track
faculty positions in Applied Mathematics at the rank of Assistant
Professor or Associate Professor to start on September 1, 2015. We
intend to fill at positions in two different areas:

Preference for one position will be given to statisticians with an
established research record relating to statistical methods that apply
to large-scale data mining, image analysis, or related fields.

Preference will be given to mathematicians with an established
research record with potential to contribute the work of
interdisciplinary research teams. Interdisciplinary research areas of
interest include optimization, numerical analysis, image processing
and computer science.

For both positions, the successful candidate will be expected to
initiate and/or participate in funded research programs, and
contribute to the department's teaching mission by teaching courses in
the candidate's area of specialty. Salary is competitive. Untenured
tenure-track teaching load is normally 6 credits per semester. Further
information can be found at All applications
must be submitted through this site.


From: Julien Langou
Date: September 25, 2015
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Statistics, Univ of Colorado Denver

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the
University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professor in statistics, to start August 2016. We seek a
statistician who can strengthen existing research capabilities and
educational offerings in statistics and can capitalize on
opportunities afforded by our downtown Denver location and
collaborative relationships with the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC),
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and National Renewable
Energy Laboratory (NREL). Candidates with interest and academic and
research records in statistical theory or problems involving
large/massive and complex data ("big data") are preferred. Further
preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for
attracting external research funding and with research interests
compatible with present faculty research areas. In addition, a desire
to interact with faculty in other research areas within the department
and/or University is favorable.

Applications are accepted electronically at

Review of applications begins immediately with priority to those
submitted by 11/2/2015 and will continue until the position is
filled. The Department web page at can
supply further information. Questions should be directed to
Dr. Stephanie A. Santorico, chair of the search committee, at


From: Thomas Slawig
Date: September 29, 2015
Subject: Research Position, Parallel-in-time methods for climate simulation

The Research Group “Algorithmic Optimal Control – Oceanic CO2 Uptake”
in the Department of Computer Science at Kiel University (CAU),
Germany, is offering a Researcher Position in Applied Mathematics,
starting as soon as possible and ending September 30th, 2018. The
salary corresponds to 90 % of a full position at the level of TV-L E13
of the German public service salary scale. A part of 0,25 of the
position is connected with a teaching load of two hours per week in
every second semester. We offer the opportunity to undertake doctoral

We are looking for a person with background in Applied Mathematics,
specifically in the numerical solution of (parabolic) partial
differential equations.

Topic is the implementation, evaluation and improvement of
parallel-in- time (also called parareal) algorithms for long-term
climate simulations. For this purpose, a fast model of lower
complexity shall be coupled to a slower one with higher resolution
(micro-macro parallel-in-time algorithm). Aim of the project is to
investigate the applicability of parallel-in-time methods in a basic
model configuration.

Requirements are:
- Diploma or Master Degree in Mathematics (or related field with
strong background in numerical mathematics)
- Good oral and written communication skills in English
- Good programming skills in C or Fortran.

Interested candidates should send an application letter including
curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and a copy of the
diploma/master thesis via e-mail to: Please
refrain from submitting application photos. The deadline for
applications is October 31st 2015.


From: Ronan Fleming
Date: September 22, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Engineering

Applications invited for a Postdoctoral position in distributed
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 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 4 years with a
very competitive salary. Further details and online application via:


From: Sven Leyffer
Date: September 23, 2015
Subject: Wilkinson Fellowship, Scientific Computing

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division of Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the
J. H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment is
for one year and may be renewed for another year.

This fellowship was created in memory of James Hardy Wilkinson,
F.R.S., who had a close association with the Mathematics and Computer
Science Division as a consultant and guiding spirit for the EISPACK
and LINPACK projects. The Wilkinson Fellowship is intended to
encourage scientists actively engaged in state-of-the-art research in
scientific computing. Candidates must have received a recent
Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the appointment. The benefits of the
appointment include a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and
a generous professional travel allowance. For additional details,
including past recipients, see

The appointment will be in the MCS Division, which has strong programs
in scientific computing, software tools, and computational
mathematics. Of special interest are algorithms and software for
linear algebra, optimization, differential equations, computational
differentiation, uncertainty quantification, stochastic systems, and
unstructured mesh computations; software tools for parallel computing;
and numerical methods for computational science problems and the
analysis of big data. For further information, see .

Internationally recognized for innovative research in high-performance
computing, the MCS Division supports an excellent computational
environment that includes large Linux clusters, a distributed systems
laboratory, and a virtual environments laboratory. Researchers also
have access to a Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. For more information, see .

Interested candidates should consult the website
for details on how to apply. The application must include a curriculum
vitae; statement of research interests; a list of publications,
abstracts, and significant presentations; and three letters of
recommendation. Applications will be accepted starting September 15,
2015. The closing date for applications is December 4, 2015. A
selection committee will review application material and a candidate
announced in February 2016.


From: Lars Elden
Date: September 28, 2015
Subject: Contents, BIT Numerical Mathematics, 55 (3)

Volume 55, Issue 3, September 2015
ISSN: 0006-3835 (Print) 1572-9125 (Online)

Obituary: Axel Ruhe 1942–2015
Ake Bjorck, Lars Elden

Spline element method for Monge–Ampère equations, Gerard Awanou

Monotone iterative ADI method for semilinear parabolic problems, Igor

Efficient algorithm for simultaneous reduction to the m-Hessenberg-
triangular-triangular form, Nela Bosner

Long-term analysis of numerical integrators for oscillatory
Hamiltonian systems under minimal non-resonance conditions, David
Cohen, Ludwig Gauckler, Ernst Hairer, Christian Lubich

Stability ordinates of Adams predictor-corrector methods, Michelle
L. Ghrist, Bengt Fornberg, Jonah A. Reeger

Shape preserving HC^2 interpolatory subdivision, Davide Lettieri,
Carla Manni, Francesca Pelosi…

Between moving least-squares and moving least-â„“_1, David Levin Pages

Superconvergent C^1 cubic spline quasi-interpolants on Powell-Sabin
partitions, Driss Sbibih, Abdelhafid Serghini, Ahmed Tijini, Ahmed

Convergence properties of a quadrature formula of Clenshaw–Curtis type
for the Gegenbauer weight function, H. V. Smith Pages

A multi-level spectral deferred correction method, Robert Speck,
Daniel Ruprecht, Matthew Emmett, Michael Minion

Backward perturbation analysis and residual-based error bounds for the
linear response eigenvalue problem, Lei-Hong Zhang, Wen-Wei Lin,
Ren-Cang Li


From: Suzanne Eves
Date: September 22, 2015
Subject: Contents, Information and Inference, 04 (3)

Contents, Information and Inference: A Journal of the IMA, 04(3)

Information and Inference: A Journal of the IMA
All Content Free in 2015

For articles in this issue and in our archive:

Tensor sparsification via a bound on the spectral norm of random
tensors, Nam H. Nguyen, Petros Drineas, and Trac D. Tran

Samuel Vaiter, Mohammad Golbabaee, Jalal Fadili, and Gabriel Peyré,
Model selection with low complexity priors


From: Romas Baronas
Date: September 27, 2015
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, 20 (4)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 20, Number 4, 2015

A free on-line edition is available at:


Convergence analysis of estimated parameters for parametric nonlinear
strict feedback system with unknown control direction. p. 469–486, Jun
Min Li, Chao He

Be careful with variable separation solutions via the extended
tanh-function method and periodic wave structures, p. 487–500,
Chaoqing Dai, Qin Liu

Global stability of disease-free equilibria in a two-group SI model
with feedback control, p. 501–508, Yilun Shang

Existence of spatial patterns in reaction–diffusion systems
incorporating a prey refuge, p. 509–527, Lakshmi Narayan Guin,
Santabrata Chakravarty, Prashanta Kumar Mandal

Best proximity points for p-summing cyclic orbital Meir–Keeler
contractions, p. 528–544, Boyan Zlatanov

Compound method of time series classification, p. 545–560, Lukasz
Korus, Michal Piorek

Self-approximation of periodic Hurwitz zeta-functions, p. 561–569,
Erikas Karikovas

Invariant analysis and explicit solutions of the time fractional
nonlinear perturbed Burgers equation, p. 570–584, Gangwei Wang,
Tianzhou Xu

Multivariate goodness-of-fit tests based on kernel density estimators,
p. 585–602, Aleksej Bakshaev, Rimantas Rudzkis

Computational modeling of the bacterial self-organization in a rounded
container: The effect of dimensionality, p. 603–620, Romas Baronas,
Zilvinas Ledas, Remigijus Simkus


From: Aliev Fikret
Date: September 29, 2015
Subject: Contents, TWMS J of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 6 (2)

TWMS Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Vol. 6, No.2, 2015 ISSN 2076-2585

1.A Survey of Results in the Theory of Fractional Spaces Generated by
Positive Operators, A. Ashyralyev

2.Numerical-Analytical Method for Solving of the First Order Partial
Quasi-Linear Equations, Fikret A. Aliev, N.A.Aliev, K.G.Hasanov,
A.K.Turarov, G.V.Isaeva

3.On Uniform Topology and its Applications, A.A. Borubaev,
A.A. Chekeev

4.Coefficient Bounds for a Subclass of Bi-Univalent Functions,
Ş. Altinkaya, S. Yalçin

5.On a Hybrid Numerical Algorithm for the Solutions of Higher Order
Ordinary Differential Equations, T. A. Anake, S.A. Bishop,
O.O. Agboola

6.Some Results on Uniformly Lipschitzian Mappings in Metric Spaces and
Applications, A.Aghajani, A.M. Tehrani

7.On the Theory of Infinite Systems of Linear Algebraic Equations,
F.M. Fedorov

8.Common Fixed Point Theorem for Six Mappings on Fuzzy Metric Spaces,
B. Deshpande, R. Pathak

9.Generalized Quaternion and Rotation in 3-Space E, M. Jafari,
Y. Yayli

10.Constrained Quadratic Stochastic Operators, R.T. Mukhitdinov

11.Equi-Affine Differential Invariants of a Pair of Curves, Y.

12.Necessary Conditions of Optimality for the Quasi-Singular Relative
to the Component Controls in the Goursat-Darboux Systems, Sh. Yusubov

13.Brief Paper. Banach Frames Generated by Compact Operators
Associated with a Boundary Value Problem. L. K. Vashisht

End of Digest