NA Digest, V. 19, # 36

NA Digest Sunday, September 22, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 36

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Daniel B Szyld
Date: September 19, 2019
Subject: Mid-Atlantic NA-Day, USA, Nov 2019

The Mid-Atlantic NA Day 2019 will take place at Temple University,
Philadelphia on Friday 15 November 2019.

The purpose of this one-day meeting is to provide a forum for Graduate
Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, i.e., researchers and practitioners
at the very beginning of their careers, from the Mid-Atlantic region,
to exchange ideas in numerical analysis, scientific computing and
related application areas. More established scientists are encouraged
to attend as well. Talks start at 10 AM to facilitate same-day travel.

Keynote speaker: Daniela Calvetti, Case Western Reserve University
"The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Numerical Linear Algebra in
Bayesian Inverse Problems"

Please encourage your students and postdocs to attend. You can print
the NA Day poster available here:

Abstract submission deadline is 21 October 2017. There will be no
registration fee, but we ask participants to please register.

Submissions, registration, and more at:

Questions? write to us at

From: Felix Kwok
Date: September 21, 2019
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods, Hong Kong, China, Dec 2019

DD26: Poster deadline extended, financial support available

The 26th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
(DD26) will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from
December 2 to 6, 2019. The purpose of the conference is to bring
together mathematicians, computational scientists and engineers who
work in the main themes of Domain Decomposition, including
theoretical, algorithmic and implementation aspects of domain
decomposition methods, solvers for multiphysics problems,
parallel-in-time methods, multigrid and multilevel methods, fast
solvers and preconditioning, and applications of such methods in
physics and engineering.

This is a gentle reminder that the deadline for applying for financial
support is ending on September 30, 2019. Junior researchers from the
US or Mainland China are eligible to apply. Please email a cover
letter, including a statement about why you want to participate, along
with a CV to Please arrange for one letter of
recommendation to be sent separately to the same email address.

We are currently inviting proposals for the poster session. Proposals
should be in the form of a plain text e-mail to Please provide a title, the list of authors,
and a short description of the subject matter. Deadline (extended):
October 15, 2019.

For more information, please visit the conference website at or e-mail us at

From: khalide jbilou
Date: September 16, 2019
Subject: Mathematical Modeling for Complex Systems (M2CS), Morocco, Apr 2020

Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems M2SC
Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech Morocco
April, 13--16, 2020

The conference is dedicated to Professor Paul Van Dooren for his 70th
birthday and for Professor Hassane Sadok for his 60th Birthday

Main Topics: Large linear systems and preconditioning, eigenvalue
problems. Linear algebra and control, model reduction. Ill-posed
problems, Image processing. Numerical methods for PDEs.
Approximation, Optimisation. Applied Statistics. Applications:
Artificial Intelligence- Data Mining - Maching learning- Image

Important Dates:
December 15, 2019 - Deadline for submission of titles and abstracts
February 1, 2020 - Deadline for early registration

The proceedings of the conference will appear as a special volume of
the journal " ETNA", subject to a regular refereeing process.

For more information, please refer to the web page: or
contact us at:

From: Luca Formaggia
Date: September 16, 2019
Subject: SIMAI Biennial Congress, XV Edition, Italy, Jun 2020

We are pleased to announce that the XV congress of SIMAI (Italian
Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics) will be held from 15 to
19 June 2020 at the University of Parma. The aim of the conference is
to bring together researchers and professionals from academia and
industry who are active in the study of mathematical and numerical
models as well as their application to industrial and real-life

Six plenary lectures will cover a wide range of topics and a special
lecture will be given by a representative of the industrial world. The
program will be complemented by minisymposia, contributed talks and a
poster session, aiming to cover most of the many different
applications of mathematics to industry, technology, environment,
cultural heritage, biology and society. The conference will host a
special Industrial Session allowing the participation of industrial
researchers and representatives. The web page of the conference is ready with information and deadlines.

In particular, from 1 October 2019 it is possible to propose thematic
minisimposia, contributed talks and posters. The submission deadline
for the minisimposia is 10 January 2020.

The congress is included in the official calendar of events "Parma
Italian Capital of Culture 2020" , .

From: Craig Lucas
Date: September 19, 2019
Subject: HPC Application Analyst Position, NAG Ltd, UK

NAG are looking to recruit someone to work in High Performance
Computing with an emphasis on application performance analysis. This
is motivated by our involvement in the EU Centre of Excellence POP
( but successful applicants would have the opportunity
to work on a range of commercial and software development projects as
well, as part of NAG's worldwide technical team, based in either our
Oxford or Manchester offices.

The candidate should have the following characteristics and wish to
develop their skills further:
- A BSc or MSc (or equivalent) in an applied science;
- Experience programming with at least one of Fortran, C, C++ or
- Experience in parallel programming with at least one of MPI, OpenMP,
CUDA or OpenCL;
- Good communication skills (both spoken and written);
- A desire to learn and apply new skills in a commercial environment.
- A willingness to collaborate and contribute to team goals.

Further details:

From: Ming Yan
Date: September 19, 2019
Subject: Faculty Position, Machine Learning, Michigan State University

Michigan State University is inviting applications for a faculty
position in machine learning. This is an open-rank search and is
being led by MSU's Department of Computational Mathematics, Science,
and Engineering (, in partnership with our Departments of
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and
Electrical and Computer Engineering. We are interested in exceptional
candidates from all areas pertaining to machine learning, including
researchers who develop new algorithms as well as those who apply
existing algorithms to novel problems in science and engineering.
Applications received by November 15, 2019 will receive full

More information can be found at
opportunities/machine-learning-algorithms-and-applications/ Interested
applicants should direct questions to the search committee chair,
Professor Brian O'Shea (

From: Heike Sill
Date: September 19, 2019
Subject: Research Assistant Position, WIAS

WIAS invites applications for a Research Assistant Position (m/f/d)
(Ref. 19/25) in the Research Group "Nonsmooth Variational Problems and
Operator Equations" (Head: Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermuller) starting at
the earliest possible date. See more information here:

From: Carola Schönlieb
Date: September 17, 2019
Subject: Research Associate Positions, Cambridge

Closing date for applications is the 15th of October. More details can
be found here: and some info also below.

Research Associates in Remote Sensing and Machine Learning (Two posts,
Fixed Term)-

Two positions exist for Post-Doctoral Research Associates to work on
the development of novel machine learning and image analysis
techniques within the EPSRC project Robust and Efficient Analysis
Approaches of Remote Imagery for Assessing Population and Forest
Health in India. The candidates will be based at the Department of
Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) of the University
of Cambridge, and will be a member of the Cambridge Image Analysis
group. The project is a collaboration between DAMTP, the Department of
Plant Sciences, and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
at the University of Cambridge, and the IIT Delhi and industrial
partners in India. The role of these positions will be to design and
implement novel, cutting- edge analysis methods for large-scale
remotely sensed data from the ground and from satellites, to benefit
policy making in climate change, healthcare and environment
conservation in India. This is an exceptional opportunity to conduct
ambitious research, whilst collaborating with an international team
for designing novel developments in machine learning for remote
sensing data. The posts carry no teaching or administrative
duties. There are generous funds available under the project for
attending conferences and conducting research visits.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the
first instance. Start date: 1 November 2019 or by mutual
agreement. Interview date: as soon as possible after the closing date.

On the online application form you should upload a full curriculum
vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three
pages). The contact details of two referees will be required; please
ensure that your referees are aware that they may be contacted by the
Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a
reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage
them to do so promptly.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting
and/or Prof. Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb ( Please quote
reference LE20593 on your application and in any correspondence about
this vacancy.

From: BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Date: September 18, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Artificial Intelligence, BCAM

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the
Machine Learning group at BCAM, the Basque Center for Applied
Mathematics. The postdoctoral candidate will work under the
supervision of Professor Jose Antonio Lozano. (Machine Learning group
and Scientific Director of BCAM)

Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Temporal Data.

More information:

Contract and offer: 14 months (starting in November 2019)
Deadline: October 18th 2019, 14:00 CET (UTC+1)
How to apply: Applications must be submitted online at

From: Sheehan Olver
Date: September 19, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Imperial College London

We are hiring a 3 year Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with
Sheehan Olver at Imperial College, London on a Leverhulme Trust
Research Grant "Constructive approximation theory on and inside
algebraic curves and surfaces". The purpose of this grant is to
introduce the theory of orthogonal polynomials related to algebraic
curves and surfaces, with the aim of numerically solving partial
differential equations and free boundary problems on complicated
geometries. This is an exciting new research area at the intersection
of algebraic geometry, numerical analysis, partial differential
equations, and approximation theory, with plenty of opportunity to
develop ground-breaking results.

Ideally the post will begin 1 January 2020. Closing date for
applications is 18 October 2019.

From: Vanessa Peinhart
Date: September 17, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimal Control, Univ Graz

POSTDOC POSITION within the ERC-Advanced Grant
"From Open to Closed Loop Optimal Control of PDEs"

Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing
University of Graz

About the project: The project addresses a broad spectrum in optimal
control of PDEs and focusses on some of the most pressing topics: High
dimensional Hamilton Jacobi Bellman equations arising in feedback
control, non-smooth, and possibly non-convex optimal control and
related computational techniques. The use of optimal control
techniques in data science applications can be another focus point for
the future collaborator's research.

Professional qualifications: Doctoral degree in a mathematical branch
of study. Solid knowledge in applied mathematics, including PDEs, with
specialization in either computational or analytical
techniques. Experience in the numerical treatment of high-dimensional
partial differential equations is especially welcome. Alternatively,
specialization in optimal control, calculus of variations, or
optimization is highly appreciated.

Contact person and grant holder: Prof. Karl Kunisch, University of
Graz and Radon Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, E-mail:

Applications with a detailed CV including a publication list and a
compact statement of previous achievements and research interests
should be sent to:

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

From: Heike Sill
Date: September 19, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics

The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS)
is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB
comprises eight non-university research institutes in Berlin which are
funded by the federal and state governments. The research institutes
are members of the Leibniz Association.

Job Announcement WIAS invites applications for a PhD Student Position
(f/m/d) (Ref. 19/23) in the Research Group "Interacting random systems"
(Head: Prof. Dr. W. Konig) starting at the earliest possible date.

The applicant must at a minimum hold a master's degree in mathematics
or related field with high emphasis on probability. The successful
applicant will be part of a team performing rigorous probabilistic and
analytic work on spatial random systems as models for chemical,
physical and engineering processes. Knowledge in statistical physics,
percolation or stochastic geometry will be helpful. Please direct
scientific queries to Prof. Dr. W. Konig ( The
appointment is initially for 24 months. The work schedule is 29 hours
per week, and the salary is according to the German TVoeD scale. The
Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly
encourage female researchers to apply for this position. Among
equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given
preference. Please upload complete application documents including
curriculum vitae, photocopies of and including a cover letter as soon
as possible and no later than 20.10.2019 via our website
( or via our online
job-application facility using the button "Apply online".

From: Imke Franzmeier
Date: September 20, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, Dynamics, Geometry, Structure, Univ of Munster, Germany

The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Munster: Dynamics - Geometry
-Structure and the Mathematics Munster Graduate School at the
University of Munster, Germany, offer several PhD positions in all
fields of mathematics related to the Cluster.

PhD Positions
(salary level E13 TV-L, 75%)

The duration of the fixed-term PhD positions is three years. The
expected starting date is no later than October 2020. Currently, the
regular working time for full (100%) employment is 39 hours and 50
minutes per week. Teaching loads are no more than four hours per week
(100% position) and may vary depending on the source of funding.

Some of the positions are funded by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft through the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics
Munster, some by the European Research Council through the grant
"Amenability, Approximation and Reconstruction", and some by the
mathematical institutes of the University of Munster. Financial terms
are equivalent. The main selection criterion is scientific excellence.

Please apply using our online application form with further
instructions at:

The evaluation for the current application round will start on 15
November 2019.

For more information visit:

From: Yonghui Yu
Date: September 18, 2019
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, 37 (5)

Journal of Computational Mathematics, Volume 37 (2019), Issue 5

Table of Contents

A Singular Parameterized Finite Volume Method for the Advection-
diffusion Equation in Irregular Geometries, Chang Yang and Meng Wu

A Mixed Finite Element Method for Multicavity Computation in
Incompressible Nonlinear Elasticity, Weijie Huang and Zhiping Li

A Linear Implicit L1-Legendre Galerkin Chebyshev Collocation Method
for Generalized Time- and Space-fractional Burgers Equation, Yubo Yang
and Heping Ma

Efficient and Accurate Numerical Methods for Long-wave Short-wave
Interaction Equations in the Semiclassical Limit Regime, Tingchun
Wang, Xiaofei Zhao, Mao Peng and Peng Wang

A First-order Splitting Method for Solving a Large-scale Composite
Convex Optimization Problem, Yuchao Tang, Guorong Wu and Chuanxi Zhu

Convergence Rate of Gradient Descent Method for Multi-objective
Optimization, Liaoyuan Zeng, Yuhong Dai and Yakui Huang

Stability of the Stochastic -Method for Super-linear Stochastic
Differential Equations with Unbounded Delay, Lin Chen

The Design of B'ezier Surface Through Quintic B'ezier Asymptotic
Quadrilateral, Hui Wang, Chungang Zhu and Caiyun Li

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