NA Digest Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 14

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Bernard Beauzamy
Date: May 09, 2014
Subject: Results of the 2013-2014 Mathematical Game

The results of the 2013-2014 Mathematical Game are now available at

This Game was organized jointly by the French Federation of
Mathematical Games and Societe de Calcul Mathematique SA.

The topic for this year was: checking an industrial process.

The winners are :
Individuals : Michel Bénézit, Paris

Groups : S. Elaine Haley and Martin J. Mohlenkamp
Class MATH 5530, Statistical Computing Spring 2014; Department of
Mathematics,Morton Hall 321, 1 Ohio University, Athens OH 45701 USA

Thank you to all participants.
Bernard Beauzamy


From: Guntram Berti
Date: May 09, 2014
Subject: Call for HPC-cloud based application experiments

The Fortissimo project (EU FP7 contract 609029) is funding a set of
experiments (sub-projects) to drive the creation and demonstrate the
business potential of an HPC-Cloud service ecosystem. Additional
application experiments are sought to complement (i.e addressing
different areas from those experiments already funded) and to extend
current project activities. These experiments should be driven by the
business needs of manufacturing SMEs.

The principal objective of Fortissimo is to enable European
manufacturing, particularly SMEs, to benefit from the efficiency and
competitive advantage inherent in the use of simulation through the
provision of simulation services running on an HPC cloud
infrastructure. Fortissimo will make advanced simulation accessible to
industrial users, particularly SMEs, through the realisation of a
"one-stop shop" where hardware, expertise, applications, visualisation
and tools are easily available and affordable on a pay-per-use basis.

Fortissimo seeks new application experiments which will investigate
and demonstrate the provision of simulation services in the Fortissimo
HPC Cloud that are driven by the business needs of manufacturing
SMEs. Priority will be given to proposals for experiments which
complement the activities already included within Fortissimo and which
address the needs of engineering and manufacturing SMEs. Proposed
experiments should involve all participants necessary for the
experiment, which may include HPC experts, HPC Centres or ISVs already
included within the Fortissimo consortium. Experiments will employ the
Fortissimo HPC infrastructure using the HPC Centres already involved
in the project.

Call closure: June 18th 2014 at 17h00, Brussels local time. Foreseen
budget: for the Call: up to 2 M Euro funding for new beneficiaries;
the funding for individual experiments should not exceed 250 K Euro.

Further information:


From: Philip Gill
Date: May 08, 2014
Subject: Southern California Optimization Day, USA, May 2014

The 2014 Southern California Optimization Day will be held at
UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California, on May 23, 2014.

For more information, see


From: Stefan Guettel
Date: May 07, 2014
Subject: Alan Turing Meeting, UK, Jun 2014

Alan Turing (1912--1954) spent the last six years of his working
life in Manchester. The Manchester NA group is organizing a 1-day
conference in his honour on June 6, 2014. This conference will be
broad in scope and is intended to facilitate collaboration between
numerical analysts, computer scientists and engineers.

Invited speakers:

- Jan S. Hesthaven, EPFL
- Marlis Hochbruck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Andrew Hodges, University of Oxford
- Gilbert Strang, MIT
- Raul F. Tempone, KAUST
- Lloyd N. Trefethen, University of Oxford
- Gerhard Wanner, University of Geneva
- Stephen J. Wright, University of Wisconsin

For more details and registration see here:


From: Homer Walker
Date: May 08, 2014
Subject: Challenges in 21st Century Exp Math Computation, USA, Jul 2014

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in
Mathematics (ICERM) will host a workshop "Challenges in 21st Century
Experimental Mathematical Computation", July 21-25, 2014. Topics
addressed at the workshop will include scientific computing, symbolic
computing, high-precision computing, big-data computing, special
functions, formal methods and other areas.

There is space for additional workshop attendees, especially graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows. Some travel funding is available,
although this cannot be guaranteed for all applicants.

For more information about the workshop, including a current list of
speakers, go to

Applications to participate in the workshop can be submitted at

ICERM is one of eight NSF-sponsored mathematical sciences institutes
and is affiliated with Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.


From: Bill Ward
Date: May 12, 2014
Subject: Modeling & Simulation of Systems, USA, Aug 2014

Call for Position Papers
Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems & Applications
August 13-14, 2014, Seattle, WA
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Advanced
Scientific Computing Research
Workshop URL:
Submission URL:

Meeting the performance, energy-efficiency, and resilience
requirements of systems and applications at all scales from embedded
to exascale will require rapid, accurate, and dynamic evaluation of
tradeoffs. To provide these capabilities, significant advances in
predictive modeling and simulation methods are needed. Models are key
tools in the area of application/system co-design. As applications and
systems evolve, models must be able to track ongoing complex changes
and predict the impact of developments in both software and hardware

As part of the process, we solicit community input, in the form of
position papers that describe novel research approaches for
performance modeling and simulation at extreme scales. Position papers
should address one or more of the following areas.
1. Integrated Modeling and Simulation of Performance, Power and
2. Standards, Integration, and Interoperability of ModSim
Methodologies and Tools.

The Organizing Committee will review these position papers and invite
selected contributors to participate in the workshop to be held on
August 13-14th, 2014, in Seattle, WA. Responsive submissions will be
made public via the workshop website and selected papers may be
included in a post-workshop proceedings, if the decision is made for
publication of proceedings.


From: Nicole Erle
Date: May 12, 2014
Subject: SIAM Life Sciences, USA, Aug 2014

SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences
Location: Sheraton Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Dates: August 4-7, 2014

Invited Speakers:
- James J. Collins, HHMI, Boston University and Wyss Institute,
Harvard University, USA
- Alison P. Galvani, Yale University, USA
- Alan Hastings, UC Davis
- Oliver E. Jensen, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
- Arthur D. Lander, University of California, Irvine, USA
- Norman A. Mazer, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Switzerland
- John Rinzel, New York University, USA
- Kristin Rae Swanson, Northwestern University, USA

Registration is Now Available!

Pre-Registration Deadline: Monday, July 7, 1014 Disconnect time is
4:00 PM EDT

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Thursday, July 3, 3014

Registration and the preliminary program for this conference are
available at:

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: Valia Guerra Ones
Date: May 13, 2014
Subject: Optimization and Inverse Problems, The Netherlands, Sep 2014

We would like to announce that the 2014 edition of the International
Workshop on 'Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism'
(OIPE) series will be held in the historical city of Delft, The
Netherlands, on September 10th-12th, 2014.

The aim of this workshop is to inform and to exchange ideas on recent
developments in optimization and inverse problems in computational
electromagnetic fields. Emphasis lies on design and optimization of
electromagnetic devices such as machines, transformers, actuators and
measurement equipment used in various applications. The workshop
offers a forum for engineers, mathematicians and physicists to meet
and to discuss theoretical aspects, methodologies and industrial
research activities in electromagnetism.

Plenary speakers: Ruth Sabriego (KU Leuven) and Mathias Stolpe (DTU).

Contributions in the form of talks or posters are very welcome with
the deadline of May, 23th 2014.

All accepted digests will be published in the conference proceedings
that will be distributed at the conference during the registration.

For further details, in particular on the registration process and
abstract submission, we would like to refer to the webpage:


From: Bettina Albers
Date: May 07, 2014
Subject: Continuous Media with Microstructure, Poland, Mar 2015

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Conference on
Continuous Media with Microstructure (CMwM2015) which will take place
on 2-5 March 2015 in Łagów, Poland.

CMwM2015 is organized in memory of Professor Krzysztof Wilmanski who
regrettably passed away on 26 August 2012. Paying tribute to this
outstanding scientist we would like to continue the main ideas of the
first conference which was held in 2010 in Zielona Gora: enriching and
extending classical continuum models by various aspects.

Thus, contributions are welcome on theoretical and computational
aspects of problems related to the conference title and similar
issues, including:
- thermodynamic and mathematical modelling with extensions of
classical constitutive laws
- single and multicomponent media including modern multifunctional
- linear and nonlinear wave propagation
- multiscale and multiphysics processes
- phase transformations
- porous, granular and composite materials.

Detailed information is available at the conference web site


From: Jaap van der Vegt
Date: May 07, 2014
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Computational Science

Within the group Mathematics of Computational Science at the
University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, there is a vacancy
for a Tenure Track Position in Computational Science.

We are particularly looking for a candidate with a strong background
in both the theory and application of (discontinuous) finite element
methods. Important application areas are computational methods for the
Maxwell equations (nanophotonics), seismic wave analysis and novel
materials for energy conversion and storage.

More information about the job opening can be found at under Tenure Track Position in
Computational Science. The vacancy closes June 1, 2014.

For additional information, please contact Jaap van der Vegt, email:,


From: Thiab Taha
Date: May 09, 2014
Subject: Lecturer Position, Computer Science, starting August 2014

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia
invites applications for two Lecturer positions, one position is
available and a second position may become available if funding is
approved, starting August 2014. The responsibilities of this position
include teaching foundational courses in the undergraduate major and
periodically teaching a senior/beginning graduate level course in
his/her specialty. In addition, this position allows for opportunities
to develop new undergraduate courses for our expanding program.

Successful Lecturer candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer
Science or a closely related field. Scholarly credentials should
reflect a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate
level. Although not tenure track, it is expected that the person
holding this position will remain with the department long term.

The University of Georgia (, founded in 1785, is the
oldest land-grant university in the nation and the largest university
in Georgia (, with a student body of over
34,000. It is located in Athens ( a
charming and historic university town of about 100,000, approximately
65 miles from Atlanta, with mild winters and warm summers. The
University boasts a major Performing Arts Center and the country's
best fitness and exercise facility for students and faculty. It has
been consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities by
U.S. News and World Report. Applicants will find UGA and the rapidly
growing technology sectors in Athens/Atlanta supportive of
professional growth.

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.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on June 01,
2014, until the position is filled. Please see
for more information about the department and the university.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the
University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its
faculty and students, and to sustaining a work and learning
environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, protected veterans
and individuals with disability are encouraged to apply. The
University of Georgia is an EEO/AA institution.


From: Christian Klingenberg
Date: May 08, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Applied Mathematics, Wuerzburg Univ, Germany

At the mathematics dept. of the University of Würzburg (Christian
Klingenberg) there is an opening for a two year post-doctoral position
with the possibility of an extension. The future postdoc will work
jointly with at least two doctoral students in Würzburg. This is a
joint project with the astrophysics dept. of the Heidelberg Institute
of Theoretical Studies at Heidelberg University (Prof. Volker

The applicant should have a PhD in applied mathematics or a related

Please also see

For inquiries and applications please contact

In the application please include CV, list of publications, names and
contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement of
research interests. We will accept applications until the position is


From: Dr Gregor Tanner
Date: May 12, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Wave Modelling, Univ of Nottingham

Marie Curie Fellow (Fixed-term for 18 months) at the University of
Nottingham, School of Mathematical Sciences

Reference: SCI1371

Closing Date: Tuesday, 10th June 2014

Salary: From £47,742 per annum, in accordance with EC Marie Curie
financial guidelines.

Applications are invited to work with Drs Gregor Tanner and Stephen
Creagh on the EU project Mid-to-High Frequency Modelling of Vehicle
Noise and Vibration (MHiVec).MHiVec is a collaborative project
between the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University,
the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of
Southampton, inuTech GmbH, CDH AG, and Jaguar Land Rover.The fellow
will therefore be expected to collaborate with both academic and
industrial partners on the project.

The researcher will work on new modelling tools for describing the
flow of vibrational energy through complex built-up structures at high
frequencies(using the Discrete Flow Mapping (DFM) approach).the fellow
will be responsible for the numerical implementation of the algorithms
in a multi-developer software environment.

The candidates will be expected to have a PhD in a relevant discipline
(applied mathematics, physics or engineering). For other EU specific
requirements, please consult the original advert on the University of
Nottingham web-page.


From: Ke Chen
Date: May 07, 2014
Subject: PhD Position, Imaging Methods, Univ of Liverpool

We are seeking a talented UK/EU student with a background in
Scientific Computing, Computational Science, Mathematical Sciences for
a CASE award studentship (jointly supported by EPSRC and
industry). Full fees and a stipend (about 16863 pounds + travel funds
per annum) are available for 3.5 years.

The project aims to develop novel variational imaging techniques for
segmentation of medical CT images -- see

Genral information on our research center can be found at

Contact by email: Professor Ke Chen (
or Dr Klaus Irion (

Closing date for applications is May 23rd 2014.


From: Wim Michiels
Date: May 06, 2014
Subject: PhD Position, KU Leuven

PhD position "Computational methods for nonlinear eigenvalue problems
and eigenvalue optimization, with applications in control and
structural dynamics"

Nonlinear eigenvalue problems of a high current interest,primarily in
numerical linear algebra and scientific computing (e.g. in the context
of solving partial differential equations). Important developments
have also taken place in engineering, in particular systems and
control, and in physics.

The Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Section of KU Leuven
has gained key expertise on iterative methods for solving eigenvalue
problems that are nonlinear in the eigenvalue parameter. The aim of
the PhD research is to advance the state-of-the-art in two
complementary directions. The first one is on eigenvalue
optimization. The optimization problems stem from the analysis of
eigenvalue problems with uncertainty and from the synthesis of
controller or design parameters. Applications are mainly envisaged in
systems and control and in structural dynamics, in the framework of
the Optimization in Engineering Centre OPTEC. The second direction is
on computing and optimizing eigenvalues where the nonlinearity is not
only in the eigenvalue but also in the eigenvector. The eigenvector
nonlinearity can be inherent to the problem, as in quantum physics
problems, but may also arise in computational schemes for solving
matrix distance problems.

More information about the positions and application instructions can
be found at


From: Helmut Schaeben
Date: May 09, 2014
Subject: PhD Position, Large-scale Regression Modeling

A 24-month PhD position is available in the Geophysics and
Geoinformatics Computing Group, TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The PhD
position is part of a project funded by the German Ministry of
Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to implement logistic regression
methods to very large geographical data sets.

The candidate should hold a master’s degree in mathematics,
physics, or geoinformatics with a solid background in numerical
analysis, statistics and scientific computing. Essential skills are
experience with large-scale nonlinear optimization and parameter
estimation problems as well as programming experience, preferably
in Matlab. Desirable skills are experience with high-performance
computing. Excellent language and communication skills in English
are a prerequisite.


From: Bernhard Müller
Date: May 06, 2014
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Methods for Multi-material Flows

At the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), a PhD
scholarship on Numerical methods for fast and accurate simulation of
multi-material flows is available at the Division of Fluids
Engineering, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Faculty of
Engineering Science and Technology. The PhD project is a part of a
larger research project entitled SIMCOFLOW - a framework for complex
3D multiphase and multi physics flows carried out by SINTEF Materials
and Chemistry, Trondheim, from July 2014 until June 2017 and funded by
the Research Council of Norway. The objective of the SIMCOFLOW
research project is to develop an open source code for the simulation
of complex multiphase flows and fluid-structure interactions.

The PhD project will involve one or more of the following research tasks:
- Improved numerical discretization of the transport part of diffuse
interface models for multi-material flows.
- Improved numerical discretization of stiff source terms due to
relaxation terms in the multiphase flow models.
- Development, implementation and evaluation of entropy-stable methods
for multiphase flow models.
- Development, implementation and evaluation of numerical methods for
multi- material flows at all Mach numbers.

The project is fundamental in nature and the successful candidate
should hold a master's degree in applied mathematics, physics,
mechanical engineering or similar. Very good proficiency in fluid
mechanics and/or numerical methods for partial differential equations
is required. Proficiency in the GNU/Linux environment is an
advantage. Excellent communication skills in scientific writing and
oral presentation are needed. The candidate is expected to make
fundamental scientific contributions in applied mathematics and/or
numerical analysis in collaboration with an group of active
researchers in the field. The PhD position is limited to 3 years.

Application deadline: May 31, 2014.

Further information can be found at


From: Ivan Markovsky
Date: May 08, 2014
Subject: PhD Position, Structured Low-rank Approximation

he department ELEC ( of the Vrije
Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, offers a funded PhD position in
Structured Low-rank Approximation. The position is to be filled as
soon as possible. We are looking for a candidate with a strong
background in numerical linear algebra and optimization, excellent
English language skills, and track record in software development.

The open position fits into the ERC starting grant "Structured
low-rank approximation: Theory, algorithms, and applications"
( This project covers
a wide range of applications and the PhD research topic can be adapted
to the interest of the applicant. A major element of the project is
the development of the software package
( In order to apply, contact me by
email with CV and statement of research interests.


From: Miguel A. Benítez
Date: May 12, 2014
Subject: PhD Student Positions, BCAM

International Call for PhD Students

BCAM, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics ( )
whose mission is to develop high quality interdisciplinary research in
the frontiers of Applied Mathematics, has opened an International Call
offering up to 7 PhD positions in the following topics:

Reliable Finite Element Simulations
Mathematical Modelling in Biosciences
Fluid Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Statistical Physics
PDEs, Control and Numerics
Kinetic Equations
​Applications must be submitted on-line at:

Deadline for submission: June 2nd 2014, 17:00 CET

We kindly ask you to distribute this call among colleagues and
potential candidates. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any
additional information


From: SibJNM
Date: May 12, 2014
Subject: Contents, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics, 17 (2)

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
Volume 17, No. 2, 2014

For information to contributors and about subscriptions

To the 7Oth Birthday of Academician B.G. Mikhailenko (in Russian),
pp. 101-103

To the 80th Anniversary of Gennadii Alekseevich Mikhailov (in
Russian), pp. 105-109

Abdikalykov A.K., Ikramov Kh.D., Chugunov V.N., On eigenvalues of
$(T+H)$-circulants and $(T+H)$-skew-circulants (in Russian),
pp. 111-124

Burmistrov A.V., Korotchenko M.A., Weight Monte Carlo algorithms for
estimation and parametric analysis of the solution to the kinetic
coagulation equation (in Russian), pp. 125-138

Imomnazarov Kh.Kh., Mikhailov A.A., Application of a spectral method
for numerical modeling of propagation of seismic waves in porous media
for dissipative case, (in Russian), pp. 139-147

Mikhailenko B.G., Mikhailov A.A., Numerical modeling of
acoustic-gravity waves propagation in a heterogeneous
``Earth--Atmosphere'' model with a wind in the atmosphere, (in
Russian), pp. 149-162

Mikhailenko B.G., Fatyanov A.G., Numerical-analytical modeling of wave
fields for complex subsurface geometries and structures, (in Russian),
pp. 163-176

Mikhailov G.A., About efficient algorithms of numerically-statistical
simulation, (in Russian), pp. 177-190

Pchelintsev A.N., Numerical and physical modeling of the Lorenz system
dynamics (in Russian), pp. 191-201

Smirnov S.V., On calculation of seiche oscillations of the middle part
of Peter the Great Gulf, (in Russian), pp. 203-216

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