NA Digest Monday, October 19, 2015 Volume 15 : Issue 37

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Chen Greif
Date: October 15, 2015
Subject: Call for Proposals: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2017

SIAM is calling for Letters of Intent proposing topics and organizers
for the 2017 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (G2S3). Letters of Intent
in all areas of applied and computational mathematics will be

It is expected that the program will run two weeks for about 40
graduate students in 2017. SIAM will contribute up to $103,500
towards the running of the summer school.

Information about the G2S3 program, including the composition of the
G2S3 committee, can be found at

Information about the 2016 G2S3 can be found at and the archives of earlier G2S3s
can be found at

The deadline for Letters of Intent is January 31, 2016. For more
information see


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: October 12, 2015
Subject: New book, A Primer on RBFs with Applications to the Geosciences

A Primer on Radial Basis Functions with Applications to the Geosciences,
by Bengt Fornberg and Natasha Flyer
x + 221 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611974-02-7 / List Price $79.00 /
SIAM/CBMS Member Price $55.30 / Order Code CB87

Adapted from a series of lectures given by the authors, this monograph
focuses on radial basis functions (RBFs), a powerful numerical
methodology for solving PDEs to high accuracy in any number of
dimensions. This method applies to problems across a wide range of
PDEs arising in fluid mechanics, wave motions, astro- and geosciences,
mathematical biology, and other areas and has lately been shown to
compete successfully against the very best previous approaches on some
large benchmark problems. Using examples and heuristic explanations to
create a practical and intuitive perspective, the authors address how,
when, and why RBF-based methods work.

The authors trace the algorithmic evolution of RBFs, starting with
brief introductions to finite difference (FD) and pseudospectral (PS)
methods and following a logical progression to global RBFs and then to
RBF- generated FD (RBF-FD) methods. The RBF-FD method, conceived in
2000, has proven to be a leading candidate for numerical simulations
in an increasingly wide range of applications, including seismic
exploration for oil and gas, weather and climate modeling, and
electromagnetics, among others.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its Preface,
Contents, and Index, please visit


From: Raffaele D'Ambrosio
Date: October 16, 2015
Subject: Numerical Modeling in Evolutionary Problems, Italy, Oct 2015

The workshop is addressed to numerical analysists and researchers of
different areas (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine and
Physics) using numerical methods. Interactions among participants are
aimed to create discussions on computational issues and their modeling
counterpart, highlight new perspectives in research and new
collaborations. Conference venue is the Dep. of Math., Univ. of
Salerno, on 26-27 October 2015. Scientific communications are by
invitation only.

Among invited participants: Ramaz Botchorishvili (Tbilisi State
Univ.), Kevin Burrage (Queensland Univ. of Technology), Johan Gielis
(Univ. of Antwerp), Grant Lythe (Univ. of Leeds), Carmen Molina-Paris
(Univ. of Leeds), Francesco Calabrò (Univ. of Cassino and Lazio
meridionale), Vincenzo Casolaro (Univ. of Salerno), Roberto Cavaliere
(Adalta), Francesco Aldo Costabile (Univ. of Calabria), Francesco
Dell'Accio (Univ. of Calabria), Maria Ferro (Octo Telematics),
Salvatore Filippone (Tor Vergata Univ. of Rome, Cranfield Univ.),
Elisa Francomano (Univ. of Palermo), Ardelio Galletti (Parthenope
Univ. of Naples), Flavio Giannetti (Univ. of Salerno), Maria Italia
Gualtieri (Univ. of Calabria), Paolo Luchini (Univ. of Salerno), Livia
Marcellino (Parthenope Univ. of Naples), Eleonora Messina (Federico II
Univ. of Naples), Anna Napoli (Univ. of Calabria), Donatella Occorsio
(Univ. of Basilicata).

Organizing Committee: Beatrice Paternoster (Univ. of Salerno),
Giovanni Capobianco (Univ. of Molise), Angelamaria Cardone (Univ. of
Salerno), Dajana Conte (Univ. of Salerno), Raffaele D'Ambrosio
(Univ. of Salerno).

There is no registration fee, however we kindly ask for a message
communicating the participation at the e-mail address More informations are available at


From: SIAM
Date: October 16, 2015
Subject: SIAM Imaging Science (IS16), USA, May 2016

SIAM Conference on Imaging Science - Call for Participation
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Dates: May 23-26, 2016

The Call for Participation for this conference is now available. For
more information, please visit

This conference is being held in cooperation with the American
Statistical Association (ASA) Statistic in Imaging Section

Important deadlines:
Nov. 9: Minisymposium proposals due
Nov. 13: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel
Award Applications due
Nov. 23: Contributed lecture, poster and minisymposium presentation
abstracts due
Apr. 25: Pre-registration AND hotel reservation deadline

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Uwe Albertin, Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
Donald Geman, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Peyman Milanfar, Google, USA
Thomas Strohmer, University of California, Davis, USA

Confirmed minitutorial speakers:
C. Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Lorenzo Rosasco, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Gitta Kutyniok, Technical University of Berlin

Contact SIAM Conference Department at with any
questions about the conference.


From: Nicoletta
Date: October 12, 2015
Subject: Structural Dynamical Systems, Italy, Jun 2016

9th Workshop SDS2016 - STRUCTURAL DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS: Computational
Hotel-Villaggio Porto Giardino,
Capitolo, Monopoli, Italy
June 14-17, 2016

The main aim of this workshop is to put together researchers of
different areas, in particular Mathematics and Engineering, to give
them the opportunity of discussing, recent developments in
computational and theoretical methods for Dynamical Systems and their

The main topics will be:
- Continuous and Discrete Dynamical Systems;
- Mathematical Models with Applications;
- Piecewise-smooth Dynamical Systems and Discontinuous ODEs;
- Numerical Methods for ODEs and PDEs;
- Fractional Differential Equations;
- Models and Simulation in Engeneering Problems.

A preliminary list of invited speakers includes:
- Luca Dieci (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
- Nicola Guglielmi (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
- Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck University, Austria)
- Erik Van Vleck (University of Kansas, USA)
- Nicolas Gillis (Université de Mons, Belgium)
- Jean-Philippe Lessard (Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
- Catalin Trenchea (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

For more information visit:


From: Raf Vandebril
Date: October 13, 2015
Subject: International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS), Belgium, Jul 2016

20th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)
July 11-15, 2016, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

The plenary speakers are Koenraad Audenaert; Pierre Comon; Paul van
Dooren; Bruno Iannazzo; Monique Laurent; Elizabeth Meckes; Pablo
A. Parrilo (LAA speaker, supported by Elsevier); Andre Ran; and
Fernando de Teran (SIAG/LA speaker)

The current list of invited minisymposia is
- Data-Driven Model Reduction by Athanasios C. Antoulas
- Matrix Equations by Peter Benner and Beatrice Meini
- Matrix Inequalities and Operator Means by Jean-Christophe Bourin and
Takeaki Yamazaki
- Linear Algebra and Quantum Computation by Chi-Kwong Li, Raymond
Sze, and Yiu Tung Poon
- Image Restoration and Reconstruction by Marco Donatelli and Jim Nagy
- Matrix Methods in Network Analysis by Francesco Tudisco and Dario
- Low-Rank Tensor Approximations by Andre Uschmajew and Bart
- Matrix methods for solving systems of multivariable polynomial equations
by Bernard Mourrain, Marc Van Barel, and Vanni Noferini

The abstract submission system is open now, and we welcome proposals
for contributed mini-symposia and contributed talks. Rooms at fixed
prices are reserved for the participants, the full list and
reservation tool will be available october 15. The registration will
open beginning of november.

Additional information:


From: P. Vasant
Date: October 14, 2015
Subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Malaysia, Nov 2016

Call for Papers - COMPSE 2016

The requirements demands in problem solving have been increasingly in
demand in exponential way. The new technologies in computer science
and engineering have reduced the dimension of data coverage
worldwide. Thus the recent inventions in ICT have inched towards
reducing the gaps, and coverage of domains globally. The digging of
information in a large data, and the soft-computing techniques have
contributed a strength in prediction, analysis, and decision
potentials in the niche areas such as Computer Science, Engineering,
Management, Social Computing, Green Computing, Aviation, Finance,
Telecom etc. Nurturing the research in Engineering and Computing are
evident that finding a right pattern in the ocean of data.

Workshop/Tutorial proposals deadline: 12 February 2016
Full paper/Poster/Demo/workshop paper Submission deadline: 15 April 2016
Notification deadline: 13 May 2016
Camera-ready deadline: 15 July 2016

Papers should be submitted via Confy system. Please follow
instructions on initial submission and in author's kit when submitting
your paper.


From: Veronica Graves
Date: October 16, 2015
Subject: Department Head Position, Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Department Head

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado
School of Mines (Mines) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic leader
to head the Department. We seek candidates excited to share in our
mission to address the challenges of a sustainable global society by
educating the next generation of leading engineers and scientists and
by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. Department
heads at Mines generally continue to teach undergraduate and graduate
courses, mentor graduate students, and carry out research. Further,
the successful candidate will be expected to work effectively in a
collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within the Department and
across the Mines.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in one of the Department’s research areas
and possess a distinguished record of accomplishment in scholarship,
teaching and service. Administrative experience and evidence of
successful personnel and financial management are highly
desirable. Strong leadership qualities, including effective
interpersonal communication and organizational skills, are a must.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated high ethical standards
and will be expected to operate in a transparent and collegial way.

For the complete job announcement, full statement of qualifications
and directions on how to apply, visit:

Mines is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to enhancing the
diversity of its campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


From: Veronica Graves
Date: October 16, 2015
Subject: Faculty Position, Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Open Rank Faculty Position

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado
School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for an open rank faculty
position in applied mathematics. Multiple appointments or appointment
at a more senior level may be considered for exceptional
candidates. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to
address the challenges of a sustainable global society by educating
the next generation of leading engineers and scientists and by
expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. Preference will
be given to those with expertise commensurate with departmental needs
in applied mathematics research and teaching. Faculty research areas
in the department are: applied mathematics, applied analysis,
computational mathematics, numerical analysis, and statistics.

For the complete job announcement, full statement of qualifications
and directions on how to apply, visit:

Mines is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to enhancing the
diversity of its campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


From: Ray Treinen
Date: October 15, 2015
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Applied Math or Statistics, Texas State Univ

Department of Mathematics
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to hire a tenure track
Assistant Professor in Mathematics with preference for specialization
in Statistics, Applied Mathematics or a closely related field starting
Fall 2016.

To ensure full consideration, all materials should arrive by November
15th, 2015. However, applications will be accepted until the position
is filled. Further information, including details of other positions
available, can be found at
Position #2016-53


From: Thiab Taha
Date: October 18, 2015
Subject: Tenure-Track Positions, Computer Science, UGA

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia invites
applications for Tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting
August 2016.

1) We are especially interested in candidates with research background
in Data and Communications Privacy. Highly qualified applicants in
other areas related to Computer Security and Privacy will also be

To apply, please go to .

Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and short statements
of research interests and teaching philosophy (a single PDF is
preferable). Please provide contact information (email) for three

2) We are especially interested in candidates with research background
in all aspects of Big Data Computing (acquisition, storage,
management, analytics, and visualization), Biomedical Informatics,
Brain Mapping, Cyber-Security, and Cyber- Physical Systems with
emphasis on Smart Sensors and Robotics.

To apply, please go to .


From: Thiab Taha
Date: October 18, 2015
Subject: Lecturer Positions, Computer Science, UGA

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia
invites applications for two Lecturer positions starting August 2016.
To apply, please upload an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a
statement of teaching philosophy, as a single PDF file, at . Applicants
should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be
uploaded separately to the same web site.


From: Abani Patra
Date: October 16, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Applied Math/Stats for Hazard Analysis


Two postdoctoral fellowships are available for a new project, funded
by the US National Science Foundation, titled: Hazards SEES:
Persistent volcanic crises – resilience in the face of prolonged and
uncertain risk. The project integrates geology & geophysics,
psychology & planning, mathematics & statistics, computational
modeling, and cyberinfrastructure to address sustainability and
resilience of the face of long-lived volcanic crises. Research will
focus on two case studies, Kīlauea (Hawaiʿi) and Long Valley
caldera/Mono-Inyo chain (California), and involves collaboration
between University at Buffalo, University of Hawaiʿi, Univ. California
Berkeley, Marquette University, Duke University, and the USGS’ Hawaiʿi
Volcano Observatory and California Volcano Observatory. One of the
postdoctoral fellows will be based at University at Buffalo, and the
other at Berkeley, but each will spend time at the appropriate USGS
observatory, other collaborating universities (Duke, Marquette,
University of Hawaii), and will be an active participants in the
collaboration. The fellowships are named for RV Fisher, one of the
founders of modern volcanology in the United States.

One postdoctoral fellow will be expected to focus on geophysics of
volcano plumbing. The second will focus on statistical/probabilistic
modeling of hazards, at the two study locations. Candidates should
have completed their Ph.D. (geology, geophysics, statistics,
computational modeling, or related fields) within the past four years,
and have a demonstrated track record of research carried from
initiation to completion and publication. Location of the successful
candidates’ home university will be determined based upon the fit with
work at each of the two hosting universities. Start dates are somewhat
flexible within the next six months.

Applicants should send the following materials to Barbara Catalano
( Cover letter, contact information for three
referees, research statement, and CV.

Questions about the overall project can be directed to Greg Valentine


From: Eric C. Cyr
Date: October 15, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics, Sandia National Labs

The Computational Mathematics Department at Sandia National
Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, invites applicants for an R&D staff
position. The selected candidate will join in efforts supporting staff
members in pursuing leading edge research in the development and
analysis of numerical methods for multi-fluid plasma models (ranging
from magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) to full Maxwell electromagnetics and
multi- fluid plasma models) and particle-in-cell (PIC) models. Work
will also involve software development and numerical
experimentation. The selected candidate will be expected to work as
part of a multi-disciplinary team and to thrive in an expanding,
fast-paced technical environment. This position requires a large
amount of interaction with other staff members in the department and
communication skills are important. Some travel will be required.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science,
engineering, or a related area received within the last 5 years prior
to employment. US Citizenship is required. Other qualifications
include (1) evidence of relevant and exceptional research achievements
as demonstrated in the form of technical publications, presentations,
software tools, and/or knowledge of applications, (2) expertise in
numerical methods for PDEs, (3) expertise in large-scale scientific
computation, (4) strong C++ software development skills and experience
utilizing software libraries for scientific software development. For
a complete description of the posting, and to apply, go to, click on Careers, then search for job opening

Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

For more information, please contact Michael Parks
( or Eric Cyr (


From: Dawn V. Smith
Date: October 15, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Mechanical and Aerospace Eng, Unv of Florida

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the
University of Florida is seeking a full time Postdoctoral Associate to
join the Vehicle Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory.

The focus of the research will be on the development of a
computational framework for solving optimal control problems using
nonlinear programming and collocation methods. Applicants should have
a strong computational background in solving differential equations
and have excellent programming skills in C or C++. The focus of the
effort will be the development of novel collocation methods for
solving optimal control problems and the implementation of these
methods (again, in C or C++). Experience with well-known nonlinear
programming problem software (SNOPT, IPOPT) is preferred but not

Qualified candidates must apply through Requisition


From: Markus Rampp
Date: October 12, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, HPC, Max Planck Gesellschaft, Garching, Germany

The HPC applications group at the Max Planck Computing and Data
Facility (formerly RZG), in collaboration with theory groups of
several Max Planck Institutes working in the fields of Materials- and
Bio-Sciences, Plasmaphysics and Astrophysics is the looking for

Computational Scientists/HPC application experts (2 positions)

The candidate will work on the development and optimization of
scientific high-performance computing (HPC) applications and their
extension to exascale architectures (e.g. OpenPower, Xeon Phi).
Specific projects include (but are not limited to) the
- ELPA scalable eigenvalue solver library
- ESPResSo++ code for soft matter research
- NOMAD (Novel Materials Discovery Laboratory) Center of Excellence

The applicant should have a PhD in Physics, applied Mathematics,
Computer Science or a similar subject. A strong background in parallel
programming (ideally with modern Fortran and/or C, C++, together with
MPI, OpenMP), some experience with large code projects and high
performance computing are necessary.

For detailed information, please visit


From: Jose E. Castillo
Date: October 13, 2015
Subject: Ph.D Positions, Computational Science, San Diego

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program ( joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.

We offer graduate students, on a competitive basis, a broad range of
financial assistance options while they are pursuing their advanced
degree, including Teaching, Graduate and Research Assistantships and
Fellowships.. Areas of interest include BioScience, Earth Science,
Engineering Science, Physical and Chemical Science intersecting with
Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing.

Strong applicants with backgrounds in mathematics, the natural
sciences, computer science, or engineering are all considered. Please
take a look here for details about the program including application
process. Our faculty profiles Take a look at our
YouTube channel "SDSU Computational Science Research Center," and our
most recent short video:
Under the SDSU CSRC seal you will also see the playlist: "A Career in
Computational Science at SDSU," which includes three videos produced
so far in collaboration with ITS.


From: Maryam Mehri Dehnavi
Date: October 19, 2015
Subject: MSc/PhD Positions, Big Data, Rutgers Univ

The Paramathics group at Rutgers University has multiple open MSc and
PhD positions. Individuals interested in one or more of the following
areas are encouraged to apply:

- Cloud computing and high-performance software design
- Big data and large-scale machine learning
- Numerical analysis and scientific computing
- Domain-specific compilation and programming languages

Applications should include a CV and copy of transcripts. Please send
your application to


- MSc or BSc in Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Strong programming skills in C++ and/or other programming languages.
- Excellent background in mathematics.
- Highly motivated and hard working.
- Background in high-performance computing and operating systems is a plus.

For more information please visit:


From: Chi-Wang Shu
Date: October 13, 2015
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 65 (2)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 65, Number 2, November 2015

How Many Numerical Eigenvalues Can We Trust? Zhimin Zhang,

Revisit of the Indirect Boundary Element Method: Necessary and
Sufficient Formulation, Jeng-Tzong Chen, Yu-Lung Chang, Shing-Kai Kao
and Jie Jian, pp.467-485.

Stable Difference Methods for Block-Oriented Adaptive Grids, Anna
Nissen, Katharina Kormann, Magnus Grandin and Kristoffer Virta,

Local and Parallel Finite Element Algorithm Based on the Partition of
Unity for Incompressible Flows, Haibiao Zheng, Jiaping Yu and Feng
Shi, pp.512-532.

Image Reconstruction from Fourier Data Using Sparsity of Edges,
Gabriel Wasserman, Rick Archibald and Anne Gelb, pp.533-552.

A Fast Solver for Boundary Integral Equations of the Modified
Helmholtz Equation, Rui Wang and Xiangling Chen, pp.553-575.

A Practical Factorization of a Schur Complement for PDE-Constrained
Distributed Optimal Control, Youngsoo Choi, Charbel Farhat, Walter
Murray and Michael Saunders, pp.576-597.

Max-Norm Stability of Low Order Taylor–Hood Elements in Three
Dimensions, Johnny Guzman and Manuel A. Sanchez, pp.598-621.

Energy Conserving Local Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the
Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation with Wave Operator, Li Guo and Yan Xu,

Generalized Hermite Spectral Method Matching Different Algebraic Decay
at infinities, Ben-yu Guo and Chao Zhang, pp.648-671.

A posteriori analysis of iterative algorithms for a nonlinear problem,
Christine Bernardi, Jad Dakroub, Gihane Mansour and Toni Sayah,

The Inverse Power Method for the p(x)-Laplacian Problem, M. Caliari
and S. Zuccher, pp.698-714.

An h–p Version of the Continuous Petrov–Galerkin Finite Element Method
for Nonlinear Volterra Integro-Differential Equations, Lijun Yi,

Accurate Asymptotic Preserving Boundary Conditions for Kinetic
Equations on Cartesian Grids, Florian Bernard, Angelo Iollo and
Gabriella Puppo, pp.735-766.

A Golub–Kahan-Type Reduction Method for Matrix Pairs, Michiel
E. Hochstenbach, Lothar Reichel and Xuebo Yu, pp.767-789.

High Order Boundary Conditions for High Order Finite Difference
Schemes on Curvilinear Coordinates Solving Compressible Flows,
Zhen-sheng Sun, Yu-xin Ren, Bai-lin Zha and Shi-ying Zhang,

A Family of Energy Stable, Skew-Symmetric Finite Difference Schemes on
Collocated Grids, Julius Reiss, pp.821-838.

High-Order Algorithms for Laplace–Beltrami Operators and Geometric
Invariants over Curved Surfaces, Sheng-Gwo Chen, Mei-Hsiu Chi and
Jyh-Yang Wu, pp.839-865.

End of Digest