NA Digest Monday, December 01, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 42

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Cristobal Bertoglio
Date: November 24, 2014
Subject: Latest Advances in Cardiac Modeling, Germany, Mar 2015

We are pleased to announce the

2nd International Workshop on Latest Advances in Cardiac Modeling

to be held in Munich on 12-13 March 2015 at the German Heart Center

More information can be found on the evolving webpage at:

For organizational purposes it would be great to hear back from you at
your earliest convenience. So, if you are intending to submit an
abstract or to just attend the workshop without a talk, we would
appreciate you give us a short notice.


From: Christine Klymko
Date: December 01, 2014
Subject: Mining Networks and Graphs, Canada, Apr-May 2015

This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in the
field to deal with the emerging challenges in processing and mining
large-scale networks. Such networks can be directed as well as
undirected, they can be labeled or unlabeled, weighted or unweighted,
and static or dynamic. Networks of networks are also of
interest. Specific scientific topics of interest for this meeting
include mining for patterns of interest in networks, efficient
algorithms (sequential/parallel, exact/approximation) for analyzing
network properties, methods for processing large networks (i.e.,
Map-Reduce and Giraph based frameworks), use of linear algebra and
numerical analysis for mining complex networks, database techniques
for processing networks, and fusion of heterogeneous data sources into
graphs. Another particular topic of interest is to couple structural
properties of networks to the dynamics over networks, e.g.,

The full-day workshop will feature: 2 invited talks, a session to
showcase tools and systems individuals have developed in this area,
contributed talks, and a short session on open problems and directions
for future research. Papers that describe original and ongoing
research as well as those that describe systems and tools are

Important Dates:
Paper submissions due: January 12, 2015
Author notification: February 1, 2015
Camera-ready versions: February 9, 2015

More information can be found at


From: Pamela Bye
Date: November 26, 2014
Subject: IMA Maths in Finance, UK, Jun 2015

The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics and
practitioners interested in mathematical modelling in finance. We
invite researchers whose research work contains a strong Mathematical
element to attend. We have included a broad range of topics with the
aim to expose participants to models, ideas and techniques that they
may not be aware of, and to foster future collaborations.

In recent years many of the underpinning assumptions of classical
Mathematical Finance have been under attack, and now efficient markets
can no longer be assumed by default. The result is that many more
complex real world interactions need to be taken into account, meaning
that the techniques and models from other areas such as Real Options
and Operations Research will be important for the future of
Mathematics in Finance.

Papers will be accepted for the conference based on a 150 word
abstract for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts should be
submitted by Friday 26 February 2015 by e-mail to Please state whether your title is intended
for oral or poster presentation.

For further information on this conference, please visit the
conference webpage:


From: Alfredo Buttari
Date: November 24, 2014
Subject: Low-Rank Approx for High Perf Sparse Solvers, France, Jun 2015

Workshop on "Low-Rank approximation for high performance sparse
solvers". Toulouse, 24-26 June 2015.

In the context of the CIMI Semester on "High performance linear and
nonlinear methods for large scale applications", a workshop on
"Low-rank approximations for high performance sparse solvers" will be
held in Toulouse, France, from 24th to 26th June 2015. The objective
of the workshop is to gather a limited number of people sharing an
interest on this topic and to foster discussions and collaborations.

There are no registration fees for the workshop but interested
participants are asked to propose a contribution to the workshop in
the form of an abstract for a 30 minutes presentation by December 31st
2014. Notifications of acceptance will be given by January 31st 2015.
Full details of how to register are available from the web page .

A session of the conference "Sparse days in St Girons III"
(29/06/2015-02/06/2015) will also be dedicated to low-rank
approximation issues and people interested in this topic are welcome
attend the conference.

For further information contact Alfredo Buttari
( or David Titley-Peloquin


From: Bulent Karasozen
Date: December 01, 2014
Subject: ENUMATH 2015, Turkey, Sep 2015

The ENUMATH 2015 conference will be hosted by Institute of Applied
Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara from 14 to 18th
September 2015.

The European Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications(ENUMATH)
conferences are a forum for discussion of basic aspects and new trends
in numerical mathematics and challenging scientific and industrial
applications on the highest level of international expertise. They
started in Paris in 1995 and were subsequently held at the
universities of Heidelberg (1997), Jyvaskyla (1999), Ischia Porto
(2001), Prague (2003), Santiago de Compostela (2005), Graz
(2007),Uppsala (2009), Leicester (2011), Lausanne (2013)

Conference web page:

Call for minisymposia are now open

Important dates
15.01.2015: online abstract submission and registration open
15.03.2015: abstract submission deadline
15.04.2015: notification of acceptance
15.05.2015: early registration deadline
15.06.2015: registration deadline for speakers


From: Pamela Bye
Date: November 28, 2014
Subject: IMA Numerical Methods for Simulation, UK, Sep 2015

Formerly the ICFD Conference on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics,
1–4 September 2015, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Developments in numerical methods underpin simulations in many ways,
for example in any area where high dimensional problems are governed
by differential equations. Computational fluid dynamics has driven
many developments in this area; however there is a wide range of
application areas where the problems, and indeed solution techniques
may be similar. Numerical methods are important in diverse areas such
as geophysical modelling, fluid-structure interaction,
high-dimensional dynamical systems, weather prediction, climate
modelling, oil reservoir simulation, and so on. The conference will
bring together application specialists, applied mathematicians,
numerical analysts and computational scientists who develop and use
numerical simulations. Applications which focus on data assimilation,
inverse problems, uncertainties or control, which contain as a major
component a high-dimensional forward model, will also be represented.

Conference themes: Higher-order discretization methods; Methods for
uncertainty quantification; Multi-physics / multi-material /
multi-scale simulation; High performance computing (including energy
efficient algorithms and algorithms for emerging architectures);
Optimization / control / design / inverse problems; Numerical analysis
/ numerical linear algebra and preconditioning

Abstracts are requested for contributed talks in any area consistent
with the conference themes. Talks will be accepted for either oral or
poster presentation on the basis of a one- page extended abstract in
PDF format, which should be sent via email to
by Friday 27 March 2015.


From: Carol Strukel
Date: November 24, 2014
Subject: NA Position, Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI)

Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI), a global engineering research and
development consortium—with nearly 1500 members and
affiliates—conducts application-oriented research and uses this
proprietary research data to develop methods and software for the
thermal design and analysis of heat exchangers and fired heaters.
HTRI has an opening for an experienced individual with a
specialization in numerical analysis.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Evaluate, document, and implement
numerical methods for engineering software; Analyze experimental data
and develop regressions for correlational forms; Recommend and
implement numerical methods that can be parallelized; Evaluate,
document, and implement numerical methods for solving partial
differential equations; Recommend and implement data smoothing methods

INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS: Recommend and implement methods for efficient
solution of initial value and boundary value heat transfer and fluid
flow problems; Recommend and implement methods for robust,
computationally efficient interpolation and extrapolation of
multi-dimensional data

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate degree in mathematics or engineering; Five
years post graduate work in numerical analysis; Professional
programming experience in C++ and Mathcad; knowledge of Visual Studio
preferred; Demonstrated experience solving both linear equations with
direct/iterative methods and non-linear equations with
Newton/quasi-Newton methods; Excellent communications and presentation
skills (oral and written)

Send resume and letter of application detailing knowledge of and
relevancy of work experience using state-of-the-art numerical
methods and implementation to
Ms. S. Breaux Daniel, Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Carol Strukel, Manager, Human Resources
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
150 Venture Drive, College Station, TX 77845, +1.979.690-5080


From: Carlos Jerez-Hanckes
Date: November 25, 2014
Subject: Faculty Position, Applied Math and CSE, PUC Chile

The School of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics of the
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a
full-time faculty position to join the group of Mathematical and
Computational Engineering.

Preference will be given to applicants in Numerical Analysis,
Numerical Linear Algebra and Scientific Computing. However,
applications are invited in all areas of Applied Mathematics and
Computational Science and Engineering.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline. Candidates do
not need to know Spanish at the time of applying, but should be
prepared to learn the language well enough to begin teaching in it in
the short term.

Initial gross monthly salary starts at 3MM CLP (~5K USD) with a
startup package of 8MM CLP (~14K USD).

To find out more, please visit engineering

Applications will be accepted by December 15, 2014 but late
applications may be considered until the position is filled.


From: Manuel Torrilhon
Date: November 25, 2014
Subject: Faculty Position, Comp Mathematics, RWTH Aachen

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences of
RWTH Aachen University is seeking qualified applicants for research
and teaching in the area of computational mathematics. The starting
date is as soon as possible.

Candidates with a distinguished expertise in mathematical modeling,
numerical simulation and optimization, or large-scale scientific
computing are particularly welcome. Scientific priorities could range
from theoretical foundations in applied analysis to the design of
numerical methods for large-scale applications. Possible emphasis can
be on e.g. optimization with PDEs, uncertainty quantification or high-
dimensional problems. Key requirements are the ability and willingness
to cooperate in interdisciplinary projects with engineers and natural
scientists in the field of computational engineering science.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral
lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement
as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university
researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly
desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. German
is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language
within the first 5 years. The application should include supporting
documents regarding success in teaching.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
RWTH Aachen University
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schael
52056 Aachen
The deadline for applications is January 9, 2015.

For more informations about RWTH Aachen University, see

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university
and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly
welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and
ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across
RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition
apply and appointments will be made on merit.


From: Ron Morgan
Date: November 24, 2014
Subject: Tenure Track & Postdoc Positions, Baylor Univ

The Department of Mathematics at Baylor University is accepting
applications for 2 tenure track positions at the assistant or
associate professor levels and also for a postdoc position. For
more information, see .


From: Alex Barnett
Date: November 25, 2014
Subject: Tenure Track & Senior Positions, Applied/Comp Math, Dartmouth

I am excited to announce to the numerical analysis community that the
mathematics department at Dartmouth College is looking to hire one
junior (tenure-track) and one senior (full professor) position in
applied/computational mathematics this year. This will grow our
applied math group significantly. See the ad for details, including
our current areas and hiring interests. But I will add my opinion:
Dartmouth is an excellent place for research and teaching, with
stellar students (including 30 graduate students), top-tier
engineering & medical schools for collaborations, pleasant and
broad-minded colleagues, a particularly functional department, a low
course load (3 quarter courses per year), and a beautiful setting.

Full job ads are here (also those for postdoctoral instructorships),
deadline Dec 15:


From: Per Christian Hansen
Date: November 27, 2014
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Appl & Comput PDEs, DTU

DTU Compute ( invites applications
for an assistant professor position starting April 1, 2015, or as soon
as possible thereafter, in the section for Scientific Computing.

The position is within "Applied and Computational Partial Differential
Equations." The assistant professor will contribute to research in
theory and applications of PDEs and associated computational
methods. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to
activities within PDE constrained optimization. The candidate must
have documented research experience within several of the subjects:
functional analysis, optimization, large- scale numerical
computations, modelling, and applications.

The candidate is expected to teach and take part in the development of
courses at the bachelor, master, and PhD levels at DTU. Specifically,
applicants should teach introductory courses as well as advanced
courses in applied mathematics.

Applications must be submitted ONLINE in English as one single PDF via
DTU’s home page, where more information about the position can also be

For more information please contact Head of the Section for Scientific
Computing, Professor Michael Pedersen, tel.: +45 4525 3022, email:


From: Chenfeng Li
Date: December 01, 2014
Subject: Research Assistant Position, Swansea, UK

This is a fixed term RA position for one year and the salary will be
£28k - £38k depending on the experience of the candidate. The research
work includes, but is not limited to, the areas outlined below:

1. Research and develop 3D arbitrary parallel processing facilities
within the FE/DE based software package ELFEN applied to the solution
of a range of continuum and discrete fracturing applications such as
glass forming, coupled geomechanical/fluid flow and hydraulic

2. In performing the research and development the candidate will have
the opportunity to learn and develop their numerical modelling skills
not only in parallel processing techniques but also in the different
advanced highly non-linear application areas.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Chenfeng
Li at

Deadline for Application is 12 Dec 2014. Application Link:

The application will remain open until the post is filled. Candidates
can email the application directly to Dr C.F. Li after 12 Dec.


From: Ainara Gonzalez
Date: November 26, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, BCAM-TECNALIA

BCAM – Basque Center for Applied Mathematics & TECNALIA Research
and Innovation Foundation have opened an international call for
researchers, offering one position for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Data Analytics and Statistical Learning.

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

Deadline for submission: 30th December 2014


From: Randolph E. Bank
Date: December 01, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Positions, UCSD

The Center for Computational Mathematics ( in the
Department of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego
invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in applied
mathematics, computational science, or mathematical physics that are
funded under a NSF Research Training Group (RTG) grant. Applicants
must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, and should
hold a Ph.D. in mathematics (or a related discipline) prior to the
beginning of the appointment. These two year positions are expected
to have on average a one course per quarter teaching load, and provide
support for both the academic year and the summer. In addition, travel
support to attend conferences is provided. Applicants must possess a
recent Ph.D. degree received no earlier than 2013 in Mathematics or a
related field. The successful candidates will be mentored by several
of the RTG PIs on one or more of the following focus projects: (i) new
algorithms for parallel computation with adaptive multilevel finite
elements; (ii) optimization with ordinary or partial differential
equation constraints; (iii) structure-preserving numerical methods for
field theories and interconnected systems; (vi) geometric numerical
methods for applications in mathematical physics; and (v) numerical
methods for quantum computation. Additional information about the RTG
can be found at

Applications received by January 15, 2015 at
will receive full consideration, but we will continue to review
applications until the positions are filled. Applications should
include the following: (i) 3 Reference Letters (Writers should upload
their reference letter to; at least one letter should
address teaching experience in some depth) (ii) Curriculum Vitae (iii)
Publications List (iv) Research Statement (v) Teaching Statement. UCSD
is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong
institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its
faculty and staff.


From: Pierre Kerfriden
Date: November 29, 2014
Subject: PhD Position, Adv Num Methods for Composites, Cardiff Univ, UK

The computational mechanics group at the school of engineering at
Cardiff University is seeking candidates for a 3-year PhD studentship
in the development of advanced numerical methods for the virtual
testing of composite structures. We are looking for a talented
candidate with the following skills:
- A first or upper second class MSc (or equivalent) degree in
Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Computational Sciences.
- A strong background in numerical methods (e.g. finite elements,
high-performance computing)
- Proven programming skills (e.g. Matlab, C++, Python)
- A driven, professional and self-dependent work attitude
- Ability to produce high-quality scientific reports

The project will be led in close collaboration with the experimental
composite testing group in Cardiff University, with the composite
modelling group from Swansea University, and with developers of the
FEniCS project ( The scholarship will be
for three years and cover fees at the Home/EU rate and a stipend
equivalent to the RCUK rate of £13,863 (2014/15 rate) per year.

Expected start date: 01/01/2015

Interested candidates should send their application documents to


From: Kate Nelson
Date: November 25, 2014
Subject: PhD Positions, Computational Science and Engineering, MIT

The Center for Computational Engineering at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for the doctoral
program in Computational Science and Engineering. Students with
backgrounds in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and related
disciplines are welcome to apply.

Students enrolled in the program will be able to specialize at the
doctoral level in a computation-related field of their choice through
focused coursework and a doctoral thesis.

Fall 2015 Application Deadline: December 15, 2014
For more information please visit


From: Luis Nunes Vicente
Date: November 28, 2014
Subject: PhD Positions, UC|UP Joint PhD Program in Mathematics, Portugal

The UC|UP Joint PhD Program in Mathematics, run by the Universities of
Coimbra and Porto, in Portugal, welcomes applications for the academic
year of 2015/2016.

The Program will offer a number of doctoral scholarships (covering
tuition fees and living expenses) to selected candidates. Funding will
be made available from the support of the national agency FCT and the
associated research centers.

All areas of Mathematics are covered in the Program, in particular:
Algebra; Analysis/Differential Equations; Discrete
Mathematics/Combinatorics; Dynamical Systems; Geometry/Topology;
Numerical Analysis/Optimization; Probability/Statistics

The first call for applications is open from December 1, 2014 to
January 31, 2015:

Extensive information about the Program is available at the website
(and additional questions can be posed using


From: Stefano De Marchi
Date: November 24, 2014
Subject: Contents, Dolomites Res Notes Approx, 7

Web site:

Research Articles

Walter Mascarenhas, André Camargo, On the backward stability of the
second barycentric formula for interpolation

Special Issue

Marco Caliari, Stefano De Marchi, Norm Levenberg, Marco Vianello,
Multivariate Approximation 2013: preface

Tomasz Danek, Michael A. Slawinski, On effective transversely
isotropic elasticity tensors based on Frobenius and L2 operator norms

Peter C. Gibson, A multivariate interpolation problem arising from the
scattering of waves in layered media

Mirosław Baran, Leokadia Bialas-Ciez, Hölder continuity of the Green
function, Markov-type inequality and a capacity related to HCP

Federico Piazzon, Marco Vianello, Constructing optimal polynomial
meshes on planar starlike domains

Stefano De Marchi, Alvise Sommariva, Marco Vianello, Multivariate
Christoffel functions and hyperinterpolation

Leokadia Bialas-Ciez, Raimondo Eggink, Global and Local Markov
Inequalities in the Complex Plane


"Sparse wavelet approximation of signals and images" given at the
Dolomites Research Week 2014 (DRWA14)
- Gerlind Plonka, How to construct your own directional wavelet frame?
- Gerlind Plonka, Adaptive Wavelet Methods for the Efficient
Approximation of Images
- Gerlind Plonka, Thomas Peter, A generalized Prony method for sparse

"Sparse Interpolation" given at the Dolomites Research Week 2014
- Annie Cuyt, Wen-shin Lee, Sparse Interpolation


From: George Anastassiou
Date: November 29, 2014
Subject: Contents, J Computational Analysis and Applications, 18 (1)

APPLICATIONS, VOL. 18, NO. 1, 2015

Factor Model Estimation By Using the Alpha-EM Algorithm, Tengjie Jia,
Andrew P. Mullhaupt, Lorne Applebaum, and Xu Dong

Generalized Polynomial Chaos Expansions With Weights, Josef Obermaier,
and Faidra Stavropoulou

A Note on The High Order Genocchi Polynomials by Means of Ordinary
Differential Equations, Jongsung Choi, Hyun-Mee Kim, and Young-Hee Kim

New Bound on Eigenvalue of the Hadamard Product of Matrices, Hua Li,
Jian-Lei Li, Jing-Jing Mu

Oscillation Results For Second Order Functional Differential
Equations, Ercan Tunç, Lütfi Çoraklik, and Orhan Özdemir

Some Properties of Meromorphic Function and its q-Difference, Hua
Wang, Hong-Yan Xu, and Xiu-Min Zheng

Isometric Equivalence of Weighted Composition Operators On The Bloch
Space, Li-Gang Geng

Stability Problems Deriving From Mixed Additive and Quadratic
Functional Equations, Dongseung Kang, Heejeong Koh, In Goo Cho

Complete Asymptotic Expansions for some Summation-Integral Type
Operators with Different Weights, Chungou Zhang

On Fourth-Order Iterative Methods for Multiple Roots Of Nonlinear
Equations with High Efficiency, Siyul Lee, and Hyeongmin Choe

The Representations for the Drazin Inverse of a Sum of Two Matrices
Involving an Idempotent Matrix and Applications, Xifu Liu

Five-Order Algorithms for Solving Laplace's Steklov Eigenvalue on
Polygon by Mechanical Quadrature Methods, Pan Cheng, Zhi lin, and
Wenzhong Zhang

Infinite Families of Integral Graphs, Liu Qun

Gradient Superconvergence Post-processing of the Tetrahedral Quadratic
Finite Element, Jinghong Liu, and Yinsuo Jia

On the Behaviour of Solutions for Some Systems of Difference
Equations, Y. Yazlik, D.T. Tollu, and N. Taskara

Solutions and Periodicity for Some Systems of Fourth Order Rational
Difference Equations, M. M. El-Dessoky, E. M. Elsayed, and M. Alghamdi


From: Romas Baronas
Date: November 24, 2014
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, 20 (1)

Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, ISSN 1392-5113,
Volume 20, Number 1, 2014

A free on-line edition is available at:


Necessary optimality conditions for optimal distributed and (Neumann)
boundary control of Burgers equation, pp. 1-20, Bing Sun

Global dynamics of a class of HIV-1 infection models with latently
infected cells, pp. 21-37, Haibin Wang, Rui Xu, Zhaowei Wang, Hui

A note on the direction of the transcritical bifurcation in epidemic
models, pp. 38-55, Bruno Buonomo

The effect of diffusion on giant pandas that live in complex patchy
environments, pp. 56-71, Xiangyun Shi, Guohua Song, Zeyu Li

Codimension two and three bifurcations of a predator–prey system with
group defense and prey refuge, pp. 72-81, Xia Liu, Jinling Wang

On the validity of use of physical equations and principles in the
socio-economic field and on the predictability of socio-economic
system dynamics, pp. 82-98, Vsevolod V. Andreev

On the mean square of the periodic zeta-function. II, pp. 99-111,
Sondra Cernigova, Antanas Laurincikas

Compound orbits break-up in constituents: An algorithm, pp. 112-131,
Jezus San Martin, Antonia Gonzalez Gomez, Jose Moscoso, Daniel

Symbolic computation of exact solutions for fractional
differential-difference equation models, pp. 132-144, Ismail Aslan

An exhaustive search approach for chemical kinetics experimental data
fitting, rate constants optimization and confidence interval
estimation, pp. 145-157, Audrius LaurynÄ—nas, Juozas Kulys


From: Rev. Anal. Numer. Theor. Approx.
Date: November 30, 2014
Subject: Contents, Rev Anal Numer Theor Approx, 43 (1)

Contents, Rev. Anal. Numer. Theor. Approx. 43 (1)
(Journal on Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory)

For information see

G.A. ANASTASSIOU, Multivariate error function based neural network

I.K. ARGYROS and S.K. KHATTRI, Convergence analysis for the two-step
Newton method of order four

A. ATTALIENTI and I. RASA, The eigenstructure of some positive linear

A. DIACONU, On approximating the solutions of nonlinear equations by a
method of Aitken-Steffensen type

T. ZHANLAV and D. KHONGORZUL, Third order convergence theorem for a
family of Newton like methods in Banach space

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