NA Digest, V. 19, # 44

NA Digest Sunday, November 17, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 44

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Pamela Bye
Date: November 15, 2019
Subject: Cryptography and Coding, UK, Dec 2019

17th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding
16 - 18 December 2019, St Anne's College, University of Oxford

The Early bird fees are available until 18 November 2019 Registration
will close by midnight on Monday 9 December.

The mathematical theory and practice of both cryptography and coding
underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data
communication, processing and storage. This seventeenth International
Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of
"Cryptography and Coding" solicits presentations on all technical
aspects of cryptography and coding. Website Link:

Registration is open via Registration will
close by midnight on Monday 9 December, for any enquiries after this
date please contact the Conferences Team.

From: Sigal Gottlieb
Date: November 13, 2019
Subject: Extended Liquid Crystalline Systems, USA, Dec 2019

There is still funding available for travel and lodging for an ICERM
workshop on "Numerical Methods and New Perspectives for Extended
Liquid Crystalline Systems" to be held in Providence, RI on Dec 9-13,

This workshop provides an interdisciplinary platform for computational
and experimental research in extended LC-like systems, and how these
approaches can yield new theoretical insight for novel LC systems.

For more information and to apply for funding please see

From: Yi Zhang
Date: November 13, 2019
Subject: StanCon 2020, USA, Aug 2020

StanCon 2020 will take place at Oregon State University on Aug 11-14,
2020. This is the annual event for Bayesian probabilistic programming
language Stan( and its applications. There will
be two days of tutorials followed by two days of talks, open
discussions, and statistical modeling. Up-to-date details at

Schedule for tutorials, sessions, and contributed talks will be
available soon. Once we have details, we'll make a request for
proposals. For those that plan early:

Tutorials: we're seeking proposals for half-day or full-day
tutorials. These can either be focused on foundations of Stan
programming and Bayesian inference or advanced topics that can be for
a niche audience. Proposals must describe the content and objectives
of the tutorial.

Sessions: we're seeking proposals for thematic sessions. Sessions run
in parallel on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Sessions will be
5 talks. Proposals must describe the theme, content, and a list of
potential speakers.

Contributed talks: if you'd like to present your work at StanCon 2020,
we're looking for people to talk either in the general session or in
one of the parallel sessions.

Full details on what, how, and when to submit will be available
shortly. If you have any questions or are considering submitting a
proposal, feel free to reach out early at

From: Dmitriy Leykekhman
Date: November 12, 2019
Subject: Full Professor Position, Applied or Computational Math, Univ of Connecticut

The Department of Mathematics within the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a
full- time faculty position at the rank of Full Professor in
Mathematics beginning in Fall 2020. Priority will be given to
researchers in applied or computational mathematics, with strong
interdisciplinary activity. The successful candidate would be expected
to have a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses in the mathematics
department. Candidates currently holding Associate Professorships are
also encouraged to apply. Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. or an
equivalent foreign degree in mathematics or a closely related
area. Demonstrated evidence of excellence as an educator and a
well-funded research program.

Preferred Qualifications: An outstanding research program in applied
or computational mathematics, with a strong interdisciplinary
component. Appointment Terms: This position is a full-time, nine (9)
month position with a start date of August 23, 2020. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. To Apply: Please
apply online at MathJobs ( Submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, description of research program, statement of
philosophy as educator and scholar, and at least four letters of
reference, one of which addresses the applicant's teaching.

Only complete applications with all required materials will be
considered and reviewed. Evaluation of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions
or requests for further information should be sent to the Hiring
Committee at

From: Ruediger Verfuerth
Date: November 11, 2019
Subject: Faculty Position, Numerical Analysis (W3), Ruhr-University Bochum

Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany's leading research
universities. The University draws its strengths from both the
diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines
on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables
students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of
academic subjects and faculties. The Department of Mathematics at
Ruhr-University Bochum invites applications for the position of a
PROFESSOR FOR NUMERICS (SALARY SCALE W3) to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for a scientist with a strong track record in a current
area of numerics. The candidate is expected to conduct and publish
innovative research and be an effective lecturer and mentor of both
undergraduate and graduate students. We are looking for a scientist
with an internationally visible research profile that complements the
existing research expertise of the department and of the
interdisciplinary collaborative research expertise at the
Ruhr-University Bochum and the University Alliance Ruhr. Teaching
responsibilities will include service teaching duties of the
Department of Mathematics. Positive evaluation as a junior professor
or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation) and evidence of
special aptitude are as much required as the willingness to
participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB. We expect: strong
commitment to academic teaching at graduate and undergraduate level;
readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research; willingness
and proven ability to attract external funding; readiness to
contribute to joint research projects of the department.

The Ruhr-University Bochum is an equal opportunity employer. Complete
applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, lists of
publications and research funding, list of self-raised third-party
funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests should
be sent by E-Mail to the Dean of the Department of Mathematics,
Prof. Dr. Peter Eichelsbacher; not later than
December 15th 2019. Further information can be obtained at our
website at

From: Camille Carvalho
Date: November 15, 2019
Subject: Faculty and Postdoc Positions, Univ of California Merced

The Applied Math Department at the University of California currently
has 2 faculty positions and postdoctoral position (see below for

1)Tenure-Track Assistant Teaching Professor in Applied Mathematics
(University of California Merced)

Interested candidates can contact Lei Yue ( and/or
apply at

2)Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics (University of California

Interested candidates can contact Mayya
Tokman( and/or apply at

3) Post-Doctoral Scholar - Applied Math

Interested candidates can contact Arnold Kim (
and/or apply at

From: Vadim Sokolov
Date: November 13, 2019
Subject: Tenure-track Position, Data Science, George Mason

The George Mason University Department of Systems Engineering and
Operations Research (SEOR) within the Volgenau School of Engineering
invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty
positions beginning fall 2020. Senior candidates with established
records of outstanding research and excellent teaching will be
eligible for tenured associate professor or professor
positions. George Mason University has a strong institutional
commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its
faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich
Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

We are seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of systems
engineering and operations research. We are particularly interested in
candidates with strong foundations in data-driven decision making,
optimization, stochastic modeling, and analytics.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number
F463AZ; at (position is expected to appear on the
website by Oct. 25 or shortly thereafter); complete and submit the
online application; and upload a statement of professional goals
including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as
'Other Doc'), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what
diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as 'Other Doc'), and
the names of three professional references. The review of
applications will begin January 6, 2020 and continue until the
position is filled.

From: Gianluigi Rozza
Date: November 16, 2019
Subject: Open Research Associate Position, SISSA mathLab, Trieste, Italy

One new open position as research associate at SISSA, International
School for Advanced Studies, Mathematics Area, mathLab, Trieste, Italy
( is available with deadline on December 5, 2019 by
1PM (Rome time): info to apply

The position is in the framework of European Research Council H2020
Project AROMA-CFD: Advanced Reduced Order Methods with Applications in
Computational Fluid Dynamics, GA 681447, PI Prof. Gianluigi Rozza

Topics at large: computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure
interactions, multi-physics, optimisation, control, reduced order
methods, data assimilation, uncertainty quantification, computational
mechanics, scientific computing, programming, offline-online

Competences: scientific computing and programming, numerical analysis,
CFD Further appreciated competences: data science, computer science,

First availability to start: ASAP
Duration: one year (extension is possible)

From: Timo Heister
Date: November 16, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics, Clemson Univ

I would like to ask for you help in making colleagues and students
aware of a new postdoc position to work on projects in numerical
methods for finite element discretizations at Clemson University
related to the deal.II and ASPECT open source projects. Start date is
flexible but can be as early as January.

For more information, please see:

From: Mike Kirby
Date: November 11, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Interface between UQ and ML, SCI Institute, Univ of Utah

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University
of Utah and the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Electronic Materials
(MSME) invites applications for one post-doctoral researcher for
interdisciplinary work spanning applied mathematics, computer science
and material sciences. The successful candidate will perform research
in the application of uncertainty quantification (UQ) and machine
learning (ML) techniques to multiscale algorithms developed at both
the continuum level and molecular dynamics level, and will work
closely with SCI Institute researchers and external collaborators to
integrate research into SCI Institute software applications and apply
this software to compelling problems in science and engineering.
Previous postdocs who have held this position benefited from its
interdisciplinary nature: placing individuals with strong applied
mathematics and computing skills at the interface of realistic and
compelling engineering problems involving electronic storage devices
(batteries and fuel cells) and electronic devices and methodologies
(such as optimization of plasmonic nanoparticles).

This position has three main responsibilities: 1) Development and
mathematical analysis of uncertainty quantification and machine
learning techniques for various multiscale systems: from the
continuous level down the scales to molecular dynamics, and even
possibly further (for instance, density functional theory). 2)
Implementation and evaluation of these methodologies within
collaborative codes bases. 3) Scientific interaction between the
Uncertainty Quantification Group and other engineering areas within
our Multiscale Modeling Center (MSME).

Qualifications: The SCI Institute is seeking a highly talented and
committed individual with a demonstrated ability to work well with
minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary research
environment. Backgrounds in the engineering sciences, applied
mathematics, physics and computational sciences will be
considered. Individuals comfortable with uncertainty quantification
(sensitivity analysis, reduced-order modeling, etc.), probability
theory, multiscale theory, and statistical mechanics preferred. The
candidate selected will contribute to the Institute's world-class
research and software development efforts and have the opportunity to
develop their research, publication, and presentation skills under
mentorship from established faculty investigators. Please contact Mike
Kirby ( for further information, and send all
applications to both Prof. Kirby and Ms. Dawn Porter
(, executive administrator for the MSME Center
and via:

From: Roland Herzog
Date: November 12, 2019
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, Nonsmooth shape optimization, TU Chemnitz, Germany

A 3-year research position is available within the group Numerical
Methods for Partial Differential Equations at Technische Universitaet
Chemnitz. The preferred starting date is February 2020, but a later
start is also possible.

The successful candidate will work on a project in Nonsmooth Shape
Optimization. A project description is available at The project is part of a major
initiative focusing on nonsmooth optimization, the DFG priority
program 1962; see

The position is suitable for a PhD student or a postdoc. A strong
background in analysis is required, and knowledge of shape
optimization, numerical PDEs, differential geometry, or image
processing is a plus.

The base salary for the position is according to 75% within the TVL
E13 pay scale, which amounts to at least 34500 EUR p.a. before taxes.
A successful postdoctoral applicant will be offered an upgrade to a
100% position from other sources (at least 46000 EUR p.a. before

Inquiries and applications (including at least a cover letter, CV, and
certificates of academic degrees, as a single PDF file) quoting the
reference "SPP 1962: Nonsmooth shape optimization" should be directed
to Roland Herzog at before December
20, 2019.

From: Dietmar Gallistl
Date: November 11, 2019
Subject: Postdoc and PhD Positions, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Jena, Germany

Within the department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and
Computer Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena we
encourage applications for a PhD position and for a postdoc position
in Numerical Analysis starting on February 1, 2020 or later.

Details for the PhD position (job ID Reg. Nr. 349/2019) can be found

Details for the postdoc position (job ID Reg. Nr. 348/2019) can be
found found here:

From: Fred Roosta
Date: November 10, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Univ of Queensland and Boeing

As part of the Boeing - UQ Research Alliance, a PhD position is
available for a project to develop methods for optimal alloy design
through the use of machine learning and/or direct simulation. The
project will focus on data analytics and modelling aspects.

The deadline for application is 2 December 2019.

Further information and application procedure can be found at

From: Carina Bringedal
Date: November 11, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Upscaling of Two-Phase Porous Media Flow

Within the framework of the SimTech Excellence Cluster (EXC 2075/1-
390740016) there is one available PhD position at the University of
Stuttgart. The position is for a full-time doctoral position for 3.5
years. The selected candidate will be employed as research assistant
(TV-L 13).

Multiphase flow through porous media is challenging to simulate as the
fluid-fluid and fluid-solid interfaces have a strong influence on the
flow behavior. However, how strong this influence is and how it
affects the flow, are depending on, among other things, the capillary
number and the viscosity ratio. The goal of this project is to apply
upscaling from pore to REV scale by taking the evolving fluid-fluid
interface and fluid morphology from experimental data into
account. This way, upscaled models valid for different flow regimes
can be derived. Through the upscaling a data-integrated REV-scale
model is obtained, which relies on solving local cell problems for its
effective properties. These cell problems will be solved either with
a volume-of-fluid method or using phase-field models in a code
developed as part of this project. Solutions of the cell problems
provide REV-scale information for two- phase flow, where the fluid
morphology is explicitly taken into account. This case-specific
information enables more efficient and accurate simulations of
two-phase flow processes.

Applicants should hold a master's or equivalent degree in applied
mathematics or computational science and engineering with above-
average results. Experience with fluid dynamics and numerical
implementation (ideally with C++) is positive.

Application deadline: 01.12.
Starting date: As soon as possible.

Applications with CV and transcript of records from bachelor and
master degree can be sent directly to

From: Thomas Ranner
Date: November 14, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, School of Computing, Univ of Leeds

PhD students are sought in the School of Computing at the University
of Leeds, UK. These studentships form part of a larger collaborative
and interdisciplinary project, that currently includes two academics
(Dr Thomas Ranner and Professor Netta Cohen), two postdoctoral fellows
and three PhD students. Funding is available for UK and non-UK

We are seeking to appoint up to four further PhD candidates: one on
the mathematical understanding of numerical methods for biomechanical
models (Dr Thomas Ranner), one on modelling the neural control of
behaviour (Professor Netta Cohen), one experimental project, combining
behavioural experiments and machine vision (Professor Netta Cohen) and
one exploring the behavioural dynamics. All projects are envisioned
within this multidisciplinary setting.

Deadline: 8th January 2020
More information (including contacts) is available at:

From: Davide La Torre
Date: November 11, 2019
Subject: CFP, Special Issue, Fractal-Based Analysis and Application

We are writing this email to invite you to submit a contribution to a
Special Issue of Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical
Simulation (Elsevier, IF 3.967) dedicated to Recent Advances in
Fractal-Based Analysis and Application to Science and
Engineering. More information can be found at the following link:

This special issue will be in honor of Prof. Edward Robert Vrscay of
the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Waterloo,
who is a recognized scholar in these areas and well-known in the
international community for, in particular, his career contributions
to the development of the Theory of Generalized Fractal Transforms and
their application to Mathematical Imaging.

The Journal's submission system is now open and it will close by 31
January 2020. When submitting your manuscript please select the
article type "VSI: Fractal-Based Analysis".

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