NA Digest Monday, May 19, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 15

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: S.M. Rump
Date: May 15, 2014
Subject: INTLAB Version 8

The new Version 8 of INTLAB, the Matlab toolbox for reliable
computing, is available. The main progress are two new toolboxes:

affari affine arithmetic toolbox
gradients using affine quantities
Hessians using affine quantities
Taylor models using affine quantities
fl k-bit IEEE 754 floating-point and interval arithmetic.

All quantities are, of course, supported for scalars, vectors and
matrices. Timing of many routines improved significantly compared to
Version 7.1. Some demo files can be viewed directly under

INTLAB Version 8 is available from


From: Alfio Borzi
Date: May 19, 2014
Subject: Numerical Mathematics and Appl, Germany, Aug 2014

Lectures on Numerical Mathematics and Applications
27 - 28 August 2014, Wuerzburg, Germany

Invited Speakers are:
FRANCISCO JOSÉ GASPAR, University of Zaragoza, Spain
KEES OOSTERLEE, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
CARMEN RODRIGO CARDIEL, University of Zaragoza, Spain
ULRICH RÃœDE, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
VOLKER SCHULZ, University of Trier, Germany
IRAD YAVNEH, Faculty of Comp Sci, Technion, Israel

The courses of the series "Lectures on Numerical Mathematics and
Applications" will consist of lectures of two hours each, given by
renowned speakers of different Universities, related to theory and
application of numerical mathematics. The courses are addressed mainly
to newly-graduated, PhD students and professionals from engineering
schools and applied science Universities from all over the world. The
main aim of the courses is to introduce young researchers to the
modeling and simulation of different problems of partial differential
equations. All the courses will be held in English language.

To register please fill in and submit the Registration Form under:
latest by June 30, 2014 to:
Petra Markert-Autsch (Workshop Secretary):


From: Jean-Baptiste Caillau
Date: May 15, 2014
Subject: RICAM Geometric Control and Related Fields, Austria, Nov 2014

The workshop "Geometric control and related fields" will be held at
RICAM (Linz, Austria), November 17-21, 2014:

Registration is free but mandatory; there is a limited amount of
financial support for young colleagues and long guest invitations (1-2

This workshop will be part of the 2014 RICAM special semester on "New
Trends in Calculus of Variations":


From: Reinout Quispel
Date: May 15, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Geometric Integration, La Trobe Univ

Postdoctoral Fellowship
La Trobe University

There will be an opening for a postdoc in Geometric Numerical
Integration of Differential Equations in our group at La Trobe
University in Melbourne.

The position will be for 18 months with the possibility of extension.

Starting date will be October 1, 2014.

PhD and publications in a relevant area, and significant experience in
the numerical solution of differential equations are essential.

Interested candidates should send a CV, including list of publications
plus contact details of at least 3 academic referees to

Reinout Quispel
Professor of Mathematics
La Trobe University

Closing date: The post will remain open until filled – review of
applications June 13, 2014.


From: Kathy Waskom
Date: May 14, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Texas A&M

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at Texas A&M offers a
postdoctoral position for research in high-performance GPU computing,
under the direction of Tim Davis (formerly at the University of
Florida). As a newly NVIDIA designated CUDA Research Center, we are
developing new algorithms for sparse direct methods that exploit one
or more GPUs. Priority will be given to candidates who have a record
of developing robust and reliable high-performance mathematical
software. A PhD is required. The salary is competitive. The
position is for one year with possible extensions to one or two more

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to

Applications should also arrange for at least three letters of
reference to be sent to the same address. The evaluation of
candidates begins immediately and will continue until the position is


From: R. Bradley Shumbera
Date: May 16, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Texas A&M Univ

The Institute for Scientific Computation at Texas A&M University is
currently searching for postdoctoral research candidates for work on
model reduction for multiphase flow and transport in heterogeneous
subsurface formations.

Exceptional candidates will have experience in:
1) Model reduction and multiscale simulations.
2) Simulations of porous media flows.

Interested candidates should contact either:
- Eduardo Gildin (
- Yalchin Efendiev (


From: Lieven De Lathauwer
Date: May 14, 2014
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Tensor Methods, KU Leuven

We are advertising two PhD or postdoctoral positions in the Group
Science, Engineering and Technology, Kulak, KU Leuven, Belgium and
the Stadius Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and
Data Analytics, KU Leuven, Belgium (double affiliation).

Topic: Higher-order tensors or multi-way arrays are becoming
increasingly important in all branches of mathematical engineering.
A first research topic is the development of tensor-based methods
for signal processing, machine learning, system identification. A
second topic is the development of numerical linear algebra /
numerical optimization based algorithms for the computation of
tensor decompositions.

Profile: We are seeking outstanding candidates who have obtained a
master's or doctoral degree in mathematical engineering, computer
science, electrical engineering, mathematics or physics, with a
strong interest in the mathematical aspects of signal processing
and a good knowledge of linear algebra. Experience with numerical
mathematics, large-scale computation, parallel computation, data
mining and/or signal processing is a plus. Experience with tensor
techniques is not required.

The successful applicant will join a well-equipped and experienced
multidisciplinary research group. The position is initially for one
year and can be extended. The work will be supervised by Lieven De
( The
first topic is co-supervised by Johan Suykens
( The
second topic is co-supervised by Marc Van Barel
( Candidates
are requested to send an application letter and detailed CV to


From: Hans Munthe-Kaas
Date: May 15, 2014
Subject: PhD Positions, Geometric Integration, Univ of Bergen and NTNU


POSITION NTNU, deadline JUNE 21:

At the mathematics departments of University of Bergen and NTNU
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim) there are
openings for PhD positions (one in each institution) within the
project "Structure Preserving Integrators, Discrete Integrable Systems
and Algebraic Combinatorics". The project, which is funded by the
Norwegian Research Council is a collaboration between NTNU, University
of Bergen, and certain universities in Spain, United Kingdom,
Australia and New Zealand. The successful candidate will be offered a
three-year position.

The research project is about fundamental properties of numerical
methods for solving differential equations and contains a variety of
tasks that can be addressed by the PhD fellow hired in this
position. It includes the study of geometric properties of numerical
methods which are tailored for certain important classes of problems,
such as Hamiltonian systems, volume preserving systems, or integrable
systems. It may involve analysis of numerical schemes, design of new
and better solution methods, and an important part of the project is
to develop symbolic and numerical software.

The applicants are required to have an MSc-degree in mathematical
sciences or physics. Candidates completing their MSc-degree in the
Spring semester 2014 are encouraged to apply.

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