NA Digest Thursday, August 07, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 26

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Antonella Zanna
Date: August 06, 2014
Subject: Carlos Beltrán and Mark Braverman win the Smale Prize 2014

The Prize is awarded by the Society for the Foundations of
Computational Mathematics to young researchers in recognition of major
achievements in furthering the understanding of the connections
between mathematics and computation, including the interfaces between
pure and applied mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science.

About the Prize winners:

Professor Carlos Beltrán, University of Cantabria, is one of the two
recipients of the Smale Prize 2014 for his brilliant contributions to
fundamental problems in the foundations of computational
mathematics. Beltrán’s work embodies original approaches that combine
the use of complex geometric structure and analytic power to make
important progress on problems which have been the focus of intense
research efforts by others.

Professor Mark Braverman, Princeton University, is one of the two
recipients of the Smale Prize 2014 for his pioneering work on the
foundations of computational mathematics. Braverman has made
fundamental contributions to our understanding of computability and
complexity questions involving both continuous and discrete systems.

Read more at:

The award will be made on December 13, 2014, at the Montevideo FoCM’14


From: Shawn Walker
Date: August 05, 2014
Subject: FELICITY: Finite ELement Implementation ...

FELICITY: Finite ELement Implementation and Computational
Interface Tool for You

It is a combination MATLAB/C++ toolbox for writing finite element
codes in 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D. It uses code generation to create special
purpose matrix assembly routines for a particular problem that you
define. Bilinear and Linear forms are defined via a
domain-specific-language (DSL). Furthermore, the spatial domains can
be curves or surfaces embedded in 3-D, and one can define finite
element spaces on sub-domains of co-dimension > 0.

You can download the package here:

In addition to the manual in pdf format (in the zip file), more
information and tutorials can be found on the Google-Code page:

Requirements to use FELICITY:
- MATLAB Version 2010 or higher
(lower versions may work, but have not been tested.)
- MATLAB Symbolic Toolbox (this is the only toolbox you need.)
- A C++ compiler that is compatible with MATLAB's "mex" function.

Comments and questions are always welcome:


From: Jens-Dominik Mueller
Date: July 29, 2014
Subject: High Performance Computing, Germany, Sep 2014

The EC-funded project About Flow on "Adjoint-based optimisation of
industrial and unsteady flows" is organising a post-graduate level
training on "High-performance computing, parallelisation, GPU
computing" from 2-5 September 2014 at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Main topics covered are
Day 1: Introduction to HPC and parallel programming, MPI
Day 2: OpenMP
Day 3: CUDA
Day 4: OpenACC

More details and registration can be found on the About Flow website,


From: Thiab Taha
Date: July 29, 2014
Subject: IMACS Nonlinear Waves, USA, Apr 2015

the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA,April 01-04, 2015. The
conference will focus on computational and theoretical aspects of
nonlinear wave phenomena. Interdisciplinary aspects of the subject
will be emphasized, as well as interaction between computation, theory
and applications.

The conference is sponsored by UGA and IMACS.

R. Vichnevetsky (USA), Honorary President of IMACS, Honorary Chair
T. Taha(USA)(General Chair and Conference Coordinator),
G. Biondini(USA),(Co-Chair),
J. Bona(USA),(Co-Chair).

For the latest information and AWARDS for students:

Contact: Professor Thiab Taha
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 USA
Tel: 706 542 3475


From: Ian Karlin
Date: July 31, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, High-order Methods for Future Architectures

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) has an opening for
a postdoctoral researcher to perform research in performance modeling,
analysis and optimization of high-order algorithms, with an emphasis
on suitability to future compute architectures. Specific research
opportunities exist for cross-architecture explorations, algorithm
performance predictions on future machines and performance versus
accuracy tradeoffs. The individual will work and interact with other
members of a multi-disciplinary research team to build a multi-physics
simulation code based on higher-order finite element methods, and
designed to run efficiently on a variety of advanced architectures.
Will report to the Computer Science Group Leader within CASC.

For more information please see the full posting at:


From: Miss Nims Damney
Date: July 31, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Optimization and Medical Imaging

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position in
Numerical Optimization and Medical Imaging, funded by Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Radius Diagnostics
Ltd.(the Industrial Partner), to work with Professor Raphael Hauser
(the Principal Investigator) at the Mathematical Institute, University
of Oxford. The successful candidate will also maintain a close
dialogue with the Industrial Partner in Harwell, Oxfordshire. This is
a fixed-term position for one year and is available from 1st October
2014 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The successful candidate will conduct research in medical imaging and
sparse nonlinear optimization, developing, analysing and implementing
improved algorithms for a 3D image reconstruction problem that arises
in the context of a novel X-ray imaging system. This is a
proof-of-concept project with a focus on prototype algorithms and the
discovery of theoretical insights. The successful candidate may also
be required to teach up to four sets of undergraduate or graduate
classes per year.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, or a Masters degree and PhD
submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics or a
related discipline, and be able to demonstrate a strong background in
optimization, numerical linear algebra and object oriented

Applicants should read the job description before writing their
application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how
you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full
list of publications, a statement of research interests and the
contact details of three referees as part of your online application.
(NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and
making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this
post and for further details, including the job description and
selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 27th
August 2014 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.


From: Henrot Antoine
Date: July 30, 2014
Subject: New collection on Optimization at De Gruyter

De Gruyter launches a new Series of books on Optimization. This
Series aims at publishing reference monographs on all aspects of
modern optimization. The topics covered include calculus of
variations, optimal control, shape optimization, variational analysis,
convex and nonsmooth optimization, nonlinear optimization, and their
numerical aspects, linear, cone, semidefinite, and polynomial
optimization, stochastic optimization, operations research.

Both instructional expositions at a master level and research
expositions are welcomed. The high quality of publications is ensured
through scrupulous peer review.

The books will be in open access: completely free for readers, the
authors will pay the production charges (but the first books of the
collection will be free for authors).

For more information write to or
look at the website


From: Peter Arbenz
Date: August 07, 2014
Subject: PMAA'14 Special Issue of Parallel Computing

A special issue of Parallel Computing (Elsevier) will be devoted to
the 8th International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and
Applications (PMAA'14) that took place in Lugano, July 2-4, 2014,

The papers solicited in this call for papers are not restricted to
the contributions presented at the Workshop. Submissions from
other researchers, that fit the scope of the special issue are
welcomed. Papers submitted to the special issue should have a
strong parallel computing and numerical linear algebra component.

Manuscripts will undergo the standard Parallel Computing
peer-reviewing process. They must be submitted electronically via
Elsevier's online submission system at

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Authors are to follow the instructions in the Guide for Authors.
In particular, when choosing the "Article Type" during the
submission process, make sure you select "SI: PMAA'14."

The guest editors of this special issue are:
Peter Arbenz, Rolf Krause, Laura Grigori, Olaf Schenk.

For questions contact Peter Arbenz (


From: Chi-Wang Shu
Date: August 04, 2014
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 60 (3)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 60, Number 3, September 2014

Multiplicative Denoising Based on Linearized Alternating Direction
Method Using Discrepancy Function Constraint, Dai-Qiang Chen and Yan
Zhou, pp.483-504.

Coupled Model and Grid Adaptivity in Hierarchical Reduction of
Elliptic Problems, Simona Perotto and Alessandro Veneziani,

Shape Optimization by Free-Form Deformation: Existence Results and
Numerical Solution for Stokes Flows, Francesco Ballarin, Andrea
Manzoni, Gianluigi Rozza and Sandro Salsa, pp.537-563.

A Parallel Subgrid Stabilized Finite Element Method Based on Two-Grid
Discretization for Simulation of 2D/3D Steady Incompressible Flows,
Yueqiang Shang and Shumei Huang, pp.564-583.

Robust Finite Volume Schemes for Two-Fluid Plasma Equations, Remi
Abgrall and Harish Kumar, pp.584-611.

A Local Pressure Boundary Condition Spectral Collocation Scheme for
the Three-Dimensional Navier–Stokes Equations, Hans Johnston, Cheng
Wang and Jian-Guo Liu, pp.612-626.

Long-Term Stability of Multi-Value Methods for Ordinary Differential
Equations, R. D’Ambrosio and E. Hairer, pp.627-640.

Weights Design For Maximal Order WENO Schemes, F. Arandiga, M.C. Marti
and P. Mulet, pp.641-659.

Three-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Model for the Complex
Ginzburg–Landau Equation, Jianying Zhang and Guangwu Yan, pp.660-683.

An Accurate Polynomial Approximation of Exponential Integrators,
A.Y. Suhov, pp.684-698.


From: Paul Fishman
Date: July 31, 2014
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 27 (8)

Volume 27, Issue 8, August 2014

This issue is available at: URL:

Pages: 1747-1984


1747, A geometric theory of selective decay with applications in MHD,
Francois Gay-Balmaz and Darryl D Holm

1779, Equilibrium states of interval maps for hyperbolic potentials,
Huaibin Li and Juan Rivera-Letelier

1805, Symmetry breaking in a bulk--surface reaction--diffusion model
for signalling networks, Andreas Ratz and Matthias Roger

1829, Resonance chains in open systems, generalized zeta functions and
clustering of the length spectrum, S Barkhofen, F Faure and T Weich

1859, The radial defocusing energy-supercritical cubic nonlinear wave
equation in $\mathbb{R}^{1+5}$, Aynur Bulut

1879, The main cubioid, Alexander Blokh, Lex Oversteegen, Ross Ptacek
and Vladlen Timorin

1899, Global-in-time bounded weak solutions to a degenerate
quasilinear Keller--Segel system with rotation, Xinru Cao and Sachiko

1915, On the well-posedness of relativistic viscous fluids, Marcelo M

1937, Asymptotics of the tacnode process: a transition between the gap
probabilities from the tacnode to the Airy process, Manuela Girotti

1969, Ergodicity of polygonal slap maps, Gianluigi Del Magno, Joao
Lopes Dias, Pedro Duarte and Jose Pedro Gaivao


From: Andrew Duncan
Date: August 07, 2014
Subject: Stochastic and Multiscale Problems, UK, Sep 2014

Workshop - Stochastic and Multiscale Problems, 1-2 September 2014,
Mathematical Institute, Oxford University.

The aim of this two-day workshop is to bring together mathematicians,
biologists and researchers from other disciplines whose work involves
stochastic and multiscale phenomenon, to identify common methodologies
to studying such systems, both from a numerical and analytical
perspective. Relevant topics include asymptotic methods for PDEs;
multiscale analysis of stochastic dynamical systems; mean-field limits
of collective dynamics. Numerical methods, mathematical theory and
applications (with a specific focus on biology) will all be discussed.
The workshop will take place on the 1st and 2nd of September, at the
Mathematical Institute, Oxford University. Please visit for more
information and to register.

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