NA Digest Monday, October 26, 2015 Volume 15 : Issue 38

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Prof. Silvestru Sever Dragomir
Date: October 19, 2015
Subject: Preprints in inequalities

The Research Group in Mathematical Inequalities and Applications
(RGMIA) see, is running a preprint
collection where few thousands of papers are freely available, see There are now 18 volumes since 1998.

If you want your paper published in preprint in our website, please
send me the final version in pdf fomat.


From: A. Ismael F. Vaz
Date: October 22, 2015
Subject: MOSQP v1.0 has been released

We are happy to announce that version 1.0 of the MultiObjective
Sequential Quadratic Programming (MOSQP) solver has been released.

MOSQP is a multiobjective optimization solver for bound, linear, and
nonlinear constrained problems (for which the derivatives of the
objective functions and constraints are available).

The algorithm performs Sequential Quadratic Programming type
iterations to build an approximation to the Pareto front.

MOSQP makes use of derivative information of the objective functions
and constraints to build quadratic models from which search directions
are obtained. It has been shown to be efficient and robust for a large
set of bound and constrained multiobjective optimization problems.

The code is written in MATLAB and it provides an interface with AMPL.

For more information, check out the solver website:


From: Martin Lotz
Date: October 26, 2015
Subject: Compressive Sensing and Sparsity, UK, Nov 2015

Compressive Sensing and Sparsity: Theory and Applications in
The University of Manchester, November 12-13, 2015

This aim of this workshop is to connect latest results on compressive
sensing and sparsity in linear tomography problems to the quite novel
area of sparse reconstructions in nonlinear inverse problems.
Participants include both mathematicians working on theory and
algorithms, and engineering scientists working on practical
reconstruction problems. Thereby this workshop is highly
interdisciplinary (and also intra-disciplinary).

Confirmed speakers include:
Giovanni Alberti, ETH Zurich
Jonathan Fell, RWTH Aachen
Bangti Jin, University College London
Jakob Jorgensen, Technical University Denmark
Tobias Kluth, University Bremen
Felix Lucka, University College London
Andrea Massa, University Trento, Italy and L2S/CEA-LIST, Paris
Alessandro Perelli, University of Edinburgh
Holger Rauhut, RWTH Aachen
Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb, University of Cambridge
Jared Tanner, University of Oxford

For more information and registration:


From: Francisco J. Gaspar
Date: October 20, 2015
Subject: Flow in Deformable Porous Media, Spain, Nov 2015

Workshop "Flow in Deformable Porous Media"
23rd to 25th, November 2015, Zaragoza (Spain)

It is organized by some of the members of the research group Numerical
Methods for Partial Differential and Integral Equations of the Applied
Mathematics Department at the University of Zaragoza, in collaboration
with our Norwegian partners of the Department of Mathematics at the
Bergen University in the project "Numerical simulation in deformable
porous media. Application to carbon dioxide storage", obtained in the
NILS Science and Sostenibility programme.

This international workshop expects to gather expert researchers in
the field of modeling and numerical simulation of flow in deformable
porous media. The scientific interests of the workshop will cover
different aspects, as modeling issues, stable discretizations and fast
solvers. The scientific program will include contributed talks by
invited speakers. The confirmed plenary speakers up to date are:

- Markus Bause, Helmut Schmidt Universität, Hamburg, Germany
- Xiaozhe Hu, Tufts University, Medford, USA
- Iuliu Sorin Pop, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Ludmil Zikatanov, The Pennsylvania State University, State
College, USA.


From: Krassimir Georgiev
Date: October 22, 2015
Subject: BGSIAM Annual Meeting, Bulgaria, Dec 2015

10th Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Section of SIAM is scheduled for
December 21 - 22, 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria and will be hosted by the
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Science

Following the traditions, the topics of interest include (but are not
limited to): industrial mathematics; scientific computing; numerical
methods and algorithms; hierarchical and multilevel methods; high
performance computing; partial differential equations and their
applications; control and uncertain systems; Monte Carlo and
quasi-Monte Carlo methods; neural networks, metaheuristics, genetic

Plenary Invited Speakers: Tzanio Kolev (Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory, USA); Johannes Kraus (Universität Duisburg-Essen,
Germany); Maya Neytcheva (Uppsala University, Sweden); Vladimir Veliov
(Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

The participants who are going to give a talk during this event are
pleased to send an Extended Abstract (up to two pages or 3600
characters) until October 30, 2015. A booklet with the extended
abstracts will be available before the meeting.Proceedings of refereed
and presented papers will be published as a special volume of Studies
in Computational Intelligence, Springer. The abstracts and papers are
to be sent to: with a copy to


From: Anja Milde
Date: October 20, 2015
Subject: Modeling Day on Open Data, Germany, Dec 2015

The HGS MathComp's 10th Modeling Day on "Open Data" takes place on
December 3, 2015, at the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg, Germany.

The half-day event starts at 2PM and offers a platform for both
practitioners and scientists to discuss innovations, determine
similarities and differences of applied modeling approaches, as
well as maintain mutual exchange of experiences.

This Modeling Day aims at contributing to communication between
industry and university within the complex issue "Open Data". 

The Modeling Day will solely be held in Germany.
Participation is free of charge.

For further information, please visit the event's website:


From: Angela Mihai
Date: October 23, 2015
Subject: SIAM-UKIE 20th Anniversary Meeting, UK, Jan 2016

The 20th Annual Meeting of the UK and Republic of Ireland Section of
SIAM will be held on January 7, 2016 at the Department of Applied
Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge,
UK. The event will feature high profile keynote and early career
speakers, and poster presentations from SIAM Student Chapter

The confirmed speakers are:
Prof Pam Cook (University of Delaware, USA) - SIAM President,
Prof Martin Hairer, FRS (University of Warwick, UK),
Dr Jasmina Lazic (Mathworks Application Engineering, UK),
Dr Sarah Mitchell (University of Limerick, Ireland),
Dr Jennifer Pestana (University of Manchester, UK),
Prof Simon Tavaré, FRS, FMedSci (Cancer Research UK Cambridge
Institute & DAMTP),
Prof Barbara Wohlmuth (Technische Universität München, Germany) -
IMA Speaker.

For further details about the programme and to register, please visit The registration deadline
is December 18, 2015.

We look forward to welcoming at this event,
Des Higham (Strathclyde), Jennifer Scott (STFC-RAL), Angela Mihai
(Cardiff) and Arieh Iserles (Cambridge)


From: Christian Engwer
Date: October 26, 2015
Subject: Numerical Schemes for Surface PDEs, Germany, Feb 2016

We are happy to announce the "2nd Applied Mathematics Symposium
Münster", the workshop on

"Numerical Schemes for Surface Partial Differential Equations",
February 22-24, 2016 | University of Münster, Germany

The goal of this workshop is to foster intensive exchange of recent
results and ideas by bringing together experts on surface PDEs and
associated numerical schemes. Particularly challenging topics include
complex-shaped surfaces, surfaces which evolve in time, incorporation
of mass conservation into the schemes and coupling to bulk processes.

The program includes scheduled talks in which invited specialists
give an overview of their own work and recent developments on an
international level. Furthermore, participating PhD students and
postdocs will be given the opportunity to present their work in
spontaneous talks without a given a priori schedule.

Invited Speakers are
- Charles M. Elliott (University of Warwick)
- Mats G. Larson (Umea University)
- Andreas Rätz (TU Dortmund)
- Arnold Reusken (RWTH Aachen)
- Axel Voigt (TU Dresden)

For further information and registration, please visit the website
given above.


From: Piotr Matus
Date: October 26, 2015
Subject: Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics, Finland, Jul 2016

Celebrating 100 years of Petrov-Galerkin method, the CMAM-7 conference
will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in July 31 -
August 6, 2016. The Conference is organized under the aegis of the de
Gruyter journal Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics (CMAM)
and will be focused on various aspects of mathematical modeling and
numerical methods for problems arising in natural sciences and
engineering. The CMAM-7 conference is organized by the University of
Jyväskylä, Finland, and the Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Russian
Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia. The list of confirmed
invited speakers includes Carsten Carstensen, Roland Glowinski, Boris
Khoromskij, Yuri Kuznetsov, Raytcho Lazarov, Markus Melenk, Roderick
Melnik, Stefan Sauter, Rolf Stenberg, Ragnar Winther, Jun Zou. Details
can be found at and registration starts
November 1, 2015; a call for minisymposia will follow.


From: Jeff Linderoth
Date: October 25, 2015
Subject: Faculty Positions, CSE, UW-Madison

The College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
invites applications for up to five tenure-track faculty positions in
the broad area of computational science and engineering.

The faculty members will be appointed as Grainger Institute Fellows
within the newly launched Grainger Institute for Engineering and will
have appointments in one or more academic departments within the
College of Engineering. The Grainger Institute for Engineering serves
as a new research incubator within the College of Engineering. The
Institute fosters a vibrant transdisciplinary research and educational
environment for addressing grand technological challenges. New
research directions will be launched and nurtured within the
Institute, with targeted efforts in the area of computational science
and engineering.

Anticipated start date is August 2016. For a complete position
description and how to apply, please see


From: E. Alper Yildirim
Date: October 26, 2015
Subject: Faculty Positions, Industrial Engineering, Koc Univ, Turkey

Open Faculty Positions (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) in the
Department of Industrial Engineering, Koc University, Turkey

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Koc University invites
applications and nominations for full-time faculty positions to start
in Fall 2016. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of
industrial engineering, preferably with a strong background in
operations research. The candidates are expected to complement and
enhance the current research and education portfolio of the department
and preferably have interests in one or more of the following
application areas: data analytics, energy, financial engineering,
healthcare, production systems, supply chain and logistics, and
sustainable operations. Individuals at all ranks are encouraged to
apply (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).

Applicants must have a PhD in industrial engineering, operations
research, management sciences, or a related field, and must
demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality research and teaching
excellence. Candidates will be expected to develop and to maintain an
externally funded research program; to teach courses at both
undergraduate and graduate levels; to attract and to supervise
doctoral students; to contribute to departmental and university
administration; and to support outreach activities. Candidates for
Associate or Full Professor should have a commensurate record of
research publications and are expected to provide organizational and
research leadership, and to build relationships with industry.
Detailed information on our program and the College of Engineering can
be found at

We offer an internationally competitive salary and benefit package.
Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements
of teaching and research interests, and at least three reference
letters, should be submitted online at All applications
completed by January 31, 2016 will receive full consideration, but
candidates are urged to submit all required material as soon as
possible. We encourage applicants who will attend INFORMS Annual
Meeting in Philadelphia to submit application materials by October 30,
2015 and to schedule interviews at the INFORMS Annual Meeting by
contacting Prof. Metin Turkay (e-mail: All
applications will be considered and treated confidentially.


From: Stig Larsson
Date: October 23, 2015
Subject: Professor Position, Mathematics: Modelling and Computation, Chalmers Univ

The Division of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences
at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, invites applications
for a position as Full Professor in Mathematics with emphasis on
Modelling and Computation in applications.

You should be a leading researcher and teacher in mathematics with a
broad interest and experience in its applications to other areas of
science and technology.

We expect you to have a positive impact on our ongoing diversified
research in mathematics with a focus on applications, and to integrate
well with our other internationally successful researchers in this
area. An outstanding scientific record is expected, as well as the
ability to create a vibrant academic atmosphere among PhD students and
co-workers in mathematics.

Closing date: December 7, 2015.

For more information and application procedure see


From: Gloria Prothe
Date: October 19, 2015
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Computational Math, Univ of Kansas

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computational
Mathematics. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding record of
research and must be strongly committed to excellence in teaching.
Requirements for the positions include a PhD or ABD in mathematics or
a closely related field is expected by the start date of the
appointment (August 18, 2016).

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to and click "Search Faculty Jobs" or search by
"COMP MATH". A complete on-line application includes: C.V., cover
letter, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact
information for four references. In addition, at least four
recommendation letters (teaching ability must be addressed in at least
one letter) should be submitted electronically to, position #7572. Initial review of
applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue as long as
needed to identify a qualified pool. Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V. KU policy on discrimination:

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty
members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic
initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2)
Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities,
Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying
Knowledge. For more information , see


From: James Adler
Date: October 20, 2015
Subject: Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor Position, HPC, Tufts Univ

Tufts University, Department of Mathematics
Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) Position
High Performance Computing

Applications are invited for a term-limited Norbert Wiener Assistant
Professorship to begin September 1, 2016. The contract will be for
three years. A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or a closely
related field is required. Evidence of strong teaching and a promise
of strong research, with a research focus on High Performance
Computing, are required. The teaching load will be two courses per

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in current
interdisciplinary research activities within the department in the
fields of Scientific Computing and Computational Applied
Mathematics. Ongoing departmental research includes Computational
PDEs, Numerical Linear Algebra, Computational Neuroscience, and
Mathematical Modeling in Economics, to name a few.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement, and teaching statement, which should all be submitted
through In addition, applicants should arrange for
three letters of recommendation to be submitted through If a recommender cannot
submit online, we will accept signed PDF attachments sent to, or paper letters mailed to HPC Search Committee
Chair, Department of Mathematics, Bromfield-Pearson Hall, Tufts
University, Medford, MA 02155. Review of applications will begin on
Dec. 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our
faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to


From: Stig Larsson
Date: October 23, 2015
Subject: Lecturer Positions, Mathematics, Chalmers Univ, Gothenburg

The Division of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences
at Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for up to
two Senior Lecturer positions.

Applications from all areas of mathematics will be considered.
Precedence is given to those who are pursuing a vigorous research
program including significant contributions beyond the doctoral
dissertation and/or have an exceptional and well-documented record of
successful teaching.

Our teaching languages are English and Swedish. Fluency in English is
expected. You are expected to learn the Swedish language if
appointed. Chalmers offers language courses in Swedish.

Closing date November 30, 2015.

For more information and application procedure see


From: Ben Adcock
Date: October 22, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Probabilistic Methods in Sparse Approximation

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department
of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. The candidate will
collaborate with Professors Ben Adcock and Paul Tupper at SFU and
Professor Yaniv Plan at the University of British Columbia.

The broad topic of this position is methods for sparse approximation,
with applications in compressed sensing and related areas. The
candidate will pursue fundamental research in both the design of
random measurement strategies and the probabilistic analysis of sparse
regularization techniques. Applications range from parallel imaging
systems to stochastic collocation techniques for uncertainty

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in probability theory
and numerical analysis. Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged
to apply. The salary will be at a competitive level and include
funding for travel. Fellows will need to teach one undergraduate
course per year.

Applications should be submitted through

Applications must consist of a CV, a research statement, and three
reference letters with one addressing the candidate's teaching
experience. The application deadline is December 5th. Applications
received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be given full

Please contact Ben Adcock for more information.


From: Jack Dongarra
Date: October 22, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Large Scale Linear Algebra, Manchester England

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position that is open
in the Numerical Linear Algebra Group at the University of Manchester
in England. The successful candidates will join the Programming Model
INTERoperability ToWards Exascale (INTERTWinE) collaboration, a
project funded by the European Commission and involving University of
Manchester, The University of Edinburgh, Barcelona Supercomputing
Centre, Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (KTH), Institut National de
Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA),
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung
E.V. (Fraunhofer), Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft und Raumfahrt
E.V. (DLR), TS-SFR Solutions for Research GMBH (TS-SFR), Universitat
Jaume I de Castellon. The project will focus on seven key programming
APIs: MPI, GASPI, OpenMP, OmpSs, StarPU, QUARK and PaRSEC, each of
which has a project partner with extensive experience in API design
and implementation.

The positions will focus on design, implementation, and evaluation of
parallel algorithms relating to linear algebra with regards to the
extreme-scale challenges. The research will be done in close
collaboration with recognized researchers and PhD students in the
research group as well as with other partners in INTERWinE.

This post offers a full-time 36-month research appointment.

Applications can be submitted to:

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Jack Dongarra. Email:


From: Ralph Baker Kearfott
Date: October 20, 2015
Subject: PhD Assistantship Positions, Univ of Louisiana

The Mathematics Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
has several Ph.D. assistantships available for the spring semester,
2016. Persons interested in working on a Ph.D. from our department
will be assured consideration for these assistantships, provided they
apply through our Graduate School by November 30 of this year.
(Unfortunately, this is somewhat late for international students, but
those students are still encouraged to apply, if not for this spring,
for next fall.) See:

Our graduate student stipends have recently been increased, so they
are now competitive with stipends offered at universities in the
southern United States. Also, extensive construction has recently
been completed, making our campus a more beautiful and pleasant place.

Our departmental flyer, giving a summary of information about our
department and its faculty, is available at:

In addition to the formal application, I encourage candidates
interested in working with me to also contact me directly:
Ralph Baker Kearfott (


From: Fikret Aliev
Date: October 21, 2015
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 14 (3)

Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal,
Vol.14, No.3, October 2015
Special Issue on Problems of Applied Analysis and Information


Wei Miao, Gongfa Li, Guozhang Jiang, Yinfeng Fang, Zhaojie Ju, Honghai
Liu, Optimal Grasp Planning of Multi-Fingered Robotic Hands: A Review

S.I.A. El-Ganaini, M. Mirzazadeh, A. Biswas, Solitons and Other
Solutions to Long-Short Wave Resonance Equation

G.-W. Wang, T.Z. Xu, H.A. Zedan, R. Abazari, H. Triki, A., Biswas
Solitary Waves, Shock Waves and Other Solutions to Nizhniki-
Novikov-Veselov Equation

S. Alkan, A. Secer, Solution of Nonlinear Fractional Boundary Value
Problems with Nonhomogeneous Boundary Conditions

T.E. Simos, Multistage Symmetric Two-Step P-Stable Method with
Vanished Phase-Lag and its First, Second and Third Derivatives

G. Abdel-Azim, S. Abdel-Khalek, A.S.F. Obada, A Novel Edge Detection
Algorithm for Image Based on Non-Parametric Fisher Information Measure

S.Abdel-Khalek, M. Abdel-Aty, Effects of Squeezing Parameter and Time
Dependent Coupling on the Evalution of the Entanglement Between Two
Two-Level Atoms

Mohamed A. Mabrok, Mohamed . A. Haggag, Ian. R. Petersen, System
Identification Algorithm for Negative Imaginary Systems

H. M. Srivastava, Zivorad Tomovski and Delco Leskovski, Some Families
of Mathieu Type Series and Hurwitz-Lerch Zeta Functions and Associated
Probability Distributions

CORRESPONDENCE F.A. Aliev, V.B. Larin Comment on "Youla-Like
Parametrizations Subject to QI Subspace Constraints" by Serban Sabau,
Nuno C. Martins

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