NA Digest, V. 19, # 47

NA Digest Sunday, December 08, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 47

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Kris ONeill
Date: December 04, 2019
Subject: New Book, An Introduction to Compressed Sensing

Compressed sensing is a relatively recent area of research that has
applications to signal/image processing and computer algorithms, and
it draws from a variety of mathematical techniques such as graph
theory, probability theory, linear algebra, and optimization. The
author presents significant concepts never before discussed as well as
new advances in the theory, providing an in-depth initiation to the
field of compressed sensing. The text contains substantial material on
graph theory and the design of binary measurement matrices, is the
only book to thoroughly study the problem of matrix recovery, and
supplies relevant results alongside their proofs in a compact and
streamlined presentation that is easy to navigate.

2019 / xii + 341 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611976-11-3 / List $89.00 /
SIAM Member $62.30 / CS22

Book details:

From: Kris ONeill
Date: December 04, 2019
Subject: New Book, Approximation Theory and Approximation Practice, Extended Edition

This is a textbook on classical polynomial and rational approximation
theory for the twenty-first century. Aimed at advanced undergraduates
and graduate students across all of applied mathematics, it uses
MATLAB to teach the field's most important ideas and results. It
differs fundamentally from other works on the topic in that its
emphasis is on topics close to numerical algorithms; concepts are
illustrated with Chebfun; and each chapter is a PUBLISHable MATLAB
M-file, available online.

2020 / xii + 363 pages / Hardcover / 978-1-611975-93-2 / List $64.00 /
SIAM Member $44.80 / OT164

Book details:

From: Kendall atkinson
Date: December 07, 2019
Subject: New Book, Spectral Methods Using Multivariate Polynomials on the Unit Ball

Spectral Methods Using Multivariate Polynomials on the Unit Ball
Kendall Atkinson, David Chien, Olaf Hansen
Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2019

This book is a research level text on a numerical method for the
solution of partial differential equations. The authors introduce,
illustrate with examples, and analyze 'spectral methods' that are
based on multivariate polynomial approximations. The method presented
is an alternative to finite element and difference methods for regions
that are diffeomorphic to the unit disk, in two dimensions, and the
unit ball, in three dimensions.

From: Philip Gill
Date: December 07, 2019
Subject: Optimization, Differential Equations, and Data Analysis, USA, Jan 2020

The Center for Computational Mathematics in the Department of
Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La
Jolla, California will host a two-day Winter Workshop on Topics in
Optimization, Differential Equations, and Data Analysis, Saturday
January 18-Sunday January 19, 2020.

The workshop will feature a series of expository talks by UCSD faculty
and postdocs on topics that will include optimization methods,
numerical methods for solving differential equations, computational
mechanics and data analysis.

The workshop is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Grant funding is available for travel and lodging for US citizens,
permanent residents, and nationals. Underrepresented minorities and
women are particularly encouraged to register for the workshop. There
will be no registration fee. For more information and registration,
please contact Elizabeth Cuevas at, or visit our
website at:

From: David Ham
Date: December 06, 2019
Subject: Firedrake USA, USA, Feb 2020

For the very first time we'll be holding a Firedrake workshop in North
America. Firedrake USA '20 will be held on 10 and 11 February 2020 at
the University of Washington. That's on the two days before SIAM PP20,
which will also be in Seattle.

The workshop will provide the opportunity for Firedrake users and
developers to engage with each other to communicate the ways that
Firedrake can be used in simulation science, the latest developments
in the project, and the future developments anticipated. The event
will provide Firedrake users with the opportunity to spend face to
face time with developers and other users.

For more information, see

From: Jim Stewart
Date: December 06, 2019
Subject: Call for Nominations, Rising Stars in Computational & Data Sciences, USA, Apr 2020

The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT
Austin and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) are partnering together
to host Rising Stars in Computational and Data Sciences, an intensive
workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested
in pursuing academic and research careers. The workshop will be held
April 7-8, 2020 at the Oden Institute in Austin, TX.

We are seeking nominations for outstanding candidates in their final
year of PhD or within three years of having graduated. We will select
approximately 30 women to come to Austin for two days of research
presentations, poster sessions, and interactive discussions about
academic and research careers, with travel expenses fully covered.

The nomination form requires (1) a letter of nomination and (2) a copy
of the nominee's resume.

Full details, including the nomination form and highlights from the
2019 event, are at

Please consider nominating one of your outstanding current/recent PhD
students or postdocs. Nominations are due January 17, 2020.

On behalf of the organizing committee: Tammy Kolda (SNL), Jim Stewart
(SNL), Rachel Ward (Oden Institute), Karen Willcox (Oden Institute)

From: Harbir Antil
Date: December 06, 2019
Subject: East Coast Optimization Meeting, USA, Apr 2020

We cordially invite you to attend the second annual East Coast
Optimization Meeting (ECOM) on April 2-3, 2020.

ECOM is an annual two day workshop hosted at George Mason University
in Fairfax, VA, which is in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The
goal of ECOM is to introduce students and early-career researchers to
current trends in optimization as well as to provide a strong
networking environment between academia, industry, and the national

This year's focus for ECOM is Optimization for Machine Learning

The keynote speakers for the second ECOM are:
- Prof. Frank E. Curtis (Lehigh University)
- Prof. Wotao Yin (UCLA)

More details and registration information is available here

From: Paul Van Dooren
Date: December 03, 2019
Subject: Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems, Morocco, Apr 2020

Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems (M2CS)
FST - Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
Dates: 13 - 16 April 2020

Dedicated to Hassane Sadok on the occasion of his 60th birthday, and
to Paul Van Dooren on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The aim of
this event is to bring together researchers working in numerical
analysis, scientific computation and applications. Participants will
present and discuss their latest results in this area. The main topics
of the conference are: Large Linear Systems and Eigenvalue Problems,
Preconditioning; Linear Algebra and Control, Model Reduction;
Ill-posed Problems. Regularizations, Image processing; Numerical
Methods for PDEs. Approximation. Optimization; Matrix-Computation for
Statistics; Applications to: Signal and Image Processing, Data Mining,
Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning

For any question or information, please send an e-mail to: or to

For registration and more information, go to

Abstract submission: Before December 15, 2019
Registration and payment: Before February 1 , 2020

From: Marco Discacciati
Date: December 04, 2019
Subject: UKACM Conference, UK, Apr 2020

The 2020 Conference of the UK Association for Computational Mechanics
(UKACM, will take place on 1-3 April 2020 at
Loughborough University.

The conference will involve plenary lectures, contributed talks and a
school on advanced topics in computational mechanics.

Plenary speakers:
- Elias Cueto (University of Zaragoza)
- Joaquim Peiro (Imperial College London)
- Jun Zang (University of Bath)

The conference is supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications (IMA) and by the London Mathematical Society (LMS).
Financial support is available for full-time doctoral students
registered in Departments of Mathematics of UK universities. Please
contact the conference organisers for more information.

Deadline for abstract submission: 10th January 2020

More information at:

From: Mike Neamtu
Date: December 06, 2019
Subject: Approximation Theory and Beyond, USA, May 2020

This international conference will be held on the beautiful campus of
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, during the period May 11-14,

The conference is organized in conjunction with the 35th Annual
Shanks, to be delivered by Professor Wolfgang Dahmen, the SmartState
Chair and Williams-Hedberg-Hedberg Chair in Mathematics at the
University of South Carolina. The meeting will also provide an
excellent opportunity to celebrate Professor Larry Schumaker's 80th
birthday. In addition, the conference will provide a forum to
recognize and salute the 35th anniversary of the journal Constructive
Approximation, whose editorial office is located at Vanderbilt.

Invited Speakers:
Oleg Davydov, University of Giessen, GERMANY
Nira Dyn, Tel Aviv University, ISRAEL
Gregory Fasshauer, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Ming-Jun Lai, University of Georgia, USA
Tom Lyche, University of Oslo, NORWAY
Carla Manni, University of Rome Tor Vergata, ITALY
Joseph Ward, Texas A&M University, USA

You are cordially invited to contribute a talk or to organize a

Minisymposium Proposals: March 15, 2020
Abstract Submission: April 15, 2020
Online Registration: May 7, 2020

More Information: To register for the conference, to submit an
abstract, or for additional details, please visit

From: Fernando De Terán Vergara
Date: December 05, 2019
Subject: ALAMA2020-ALN2gg, Spain, Jun 2020

We invite you to participate in the seventh biennial meeting organized
by the Spanish thematic network ALAMA (Linear Algebra, Matrix
Analysis, and Applications) that will be held at University of Alcala
(Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain) from 3rd to 5th June 2020.

This edition is celebrated in the honor of Ion Zaballa, professor at
Universidad del Pais Vasco, and of Dario A. Bini, professor at
Universita di Pisa, and it is organized jointly with the seventeenth
edition of ALN2gg (Due giorni di Algebra Lineare Numerica).

From now until 1st March 2020 you can submit your communication
proposal through the web page, where you can also
find all the information related to the meeting.

From: Dominik Bartuschat
Date: December 08, 2019
Subject: Deadline Extension, IHPCES, The Netherlands, Jun 2020

Tenth International Workshop on Advances in High-Performance
Computational Earth Sciences: Applications and Frameworks (IHPCES

IHPCES 2020, the 10th workshop in the series of "Advances in
High-Performance Computational Earth Sciences" workshops, will take
place in conjunction with the ICCS 2020 Conference in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, from June 3-5, 2020. The objective of this series of
workshops is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of
state-of-the-art research in high performance computational earth
sciences. IHPCES workshops foster communication between Earth
scientists, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists. The
workshop therefore presents a unique opportunity to exchange advanced
knowledge, computational methods, and science discoveries in
computational geosciences. Specific topics of interest include, but
are not limited to: Large-scale simulations on supercomputing systems
in earth sciences; Advanced modeling and simulations on natural
disaster prevention and mitigation; Advanced numerical methods for
high performance computational earth sciences; Parallel and
distributed algorithms and programming strategies for supercomputers;
Software engineering for parallel systems with multi-core processors
and accelerators; Algorithms for Big Data analytics and applications
for large-scale data processing; Methodologies and tools designed for
extreme-scale computing

January 6, 2020: Paper Submission Due

From: Pamela Bye
Date: December 04, 2019
Subject: IMA Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, UK, Jun 2020

7th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
24-26 June 2020, Birmingham

The IMA is pleased to announce the Seventh Biennial IMA Conference on
Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization. The success of modern
codes for large-scale optimization is heavily dependent on the use of
effective tools of numerical linear algebra. On the other hand, many
problems in numerical linear algebra lead to linear, nonlinear or
semidefinite optimization problems. The purpose of the conference is
to bring together researchers from both communities and to find and
communicate points and topics of common interest. This Conference has
been organised in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Conference topics include any subject that could be of interest to
both communities, such as: Direct and iterative methods for large
sparse linear systems. Eigenvalue computation and optimization.
Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming. Effect of
round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative procedures.
Optimization issues for matrix polynomials Fast matrix computations.
Compressed/sparse sensing PDE-constrained optimization Distributed
computing and optimization Applications and real time optimization

Invited speakers: Frank E. Curtis (Lehigh University); Moritz Diehl
(University of Freiburg); Zlatko Drmac (University of Zagreb); Melina
Freitag (University of Bath); David Silvester (University of Manchester)

Registration is currently open at

Mini-symposia proposals: 31 January 2020
Abstract submission: 28 February 2020

From: Luca Paglieri
Date: December 02, 2019
Subject: iHEART Congress: Modelling the Cardiac Function, Italy, Aug-Sep 2020

2020 iHEART Congress
Modelling the Cardiac Function
August 31 - September 2, 2020 - Milan (Italy)

This congress aims at focusing on the state of the art in the
mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of the cardiac
function and its clinical applications.

This event will host plenary lectures from distinguished scientists as
well as contributed talks, and a poster session. This is the Fourth
Conference of the series MPF - Modelling the Physiological Flows and
is organized by MOX - Politecnico di Milano, with the support of the
EU ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant iHEART - Project ID: 740132

Contributed talks (20 mins) as well as posters are welcome.
Deadline for Abstract submission is April 30, 2020.
For more information, registration and abstract submission, visit

From: Nicholas Higham
Date: December 06, 2019
Subject: Numerical Algorithms Developer Position, Arup and Univ of Manchester

KTP Associate (with Arup)
Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK.
Reference: S&E-14966

Applications are invited by January 3, 2020 for the above 30-month
post, which aims to embed high-performance implementations of leading
edge algorithms from numerical linear algebra into Arup's next
generation software for finite element structural engineering
simulation. This is a collaborative project between the Department of
Mathematics at The University of Manchester and Arup, a
multidisciplinary engineering firm operating in all areas of built

Salary is in the range GBP 32,861 to GNP 40,322 per annum.

Further particulars can be downloaded from

From: Martin Berzins
Date: December 06, 2019
Subject: Director Position, SCI Institute, University of Utah

The University of Utah seeks applications for the Director of the
Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute. The University of
Utah is a Carnegie Research I Institution and member of the
Association of American Universities (AAU); the SCI Institute is a
trans-college, research-focused partnering entity at the University of
Utah consisting of faculty from 4 academic departments (School of
Computing, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and
Mathematics) and 2 colleges, students, and staff (185 current
personnel). The SCI Institute's vision is to see applied computing
bring transformation across disciplines in a way that benefits the
University of Utah and society at large. Its mission is to bring
together excellence in diverse domains applied to multidisciplinary
and interdisciplinary problems of societal importance. The Institute
accomplishes these goals through the collaborative development,
assembly, and/or application of applied scientific and data computing,
imaging, and visualization tools. The SCI Institute seeks a new
Director who will lead the expansion of its campus-wide, national, and
international impact into exciting application areas. Candidates
should have an outstanding, active, academic/research program that
includes computation and have achieved international visibility,
appropriate for the rank of Professor. They should possess
demonstrated leadership experience, an ability to inspire others to
excel, and a passion to extend the mission and vision of the SCI
Institute. Additional desired capabilities include their ability to
recognize and facilitate opportunities to connect computing with a
range of applications, outstanding skills at communicating the SCI
mission and achievements to non-specialists and the public, a
commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and strengths in
building successful consensus.

For further details see

From: J. Lu
Date: December 04, 2019
Subject: Research Scientist Position, Computer Vision/Machine Learning, SZU

Job Type: Full-Time for Research Scientist
Duration: 3--4 years for Reseach Scientist
Number of Position: 2 position for Reseach Scientist

Salary for Reseach Scientist: about 350000 - 700,000 RMB (100,000 US
dollars) per year. 700,000 RMB for those who meet some requirements,
such as obtaining Ph.D. degrees from universities ranked 200 in the
world (e.g., Times Higher Education World University Ranking, QS,
USNEWS) or having at least three papers published in InCites
Q1-ranking journals, etc. And for Research scientist, we will give
priority to those who are fluent in speaking Chinese.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Description: We have projects that are looking for Research scientist
in Computer Vision, Image/Video/Signal
Processing/Analysis,Mathematical Imaging, Machine Learning,
Optimization, etc.

We have no teaching tasks for Research Scientist.

- Prof. Jian Lu (Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Advanced Machine Learning
and Applications, Shenzhen University, email:;
- Prof. Ke Chen (University of Liverpool, email:
- Prof. Yiqiu Dong (Technical University of Denmark, email:
- Prof. Lixin Shen (Syracuse University, email:

Those who are interested in Research Scientist please send their C.V.
to Prof. Jian Lu, Emails:,

From: Marlis Hochbruck
Date: December 05, 2019
Subject: Junior Research Group Leader Positions, KIT, Germany

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 "Wave phenomena -
analysis and numerics" at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
announces two positions of a Junior Research Group Leader in
Mathematics in one of the research fields Analysis and/or Numerical
Analysis of Partial Differential Equations related to wave phenomena
starting February 1st, 2020 or later.

Since July 1st, 2015 the CRC is funded by the German Research
Foundation (DFG) and it has just started into its second funding
period. The host university is KIT and in addition researchers from
the University of Stuttgart, the University of Tubingen, and TU Vienna
contribute. We have collaboration with KIT research groups in optics
and photonics, biomedical engineering, and applied geophysics.

Research topics: The goal of this CRC is to analytically understand,
numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under
realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics.

With these positions the CRC promotes outstanding young scientists on
their path towards a scientific career. The Junior Research Group
Leaders will independently develop their own research projects. The
successful candidates can apply to become KIT Associate Fellows
allowing them to supervise doctoral researchers. Each of the positions
is endowed with a PhD position and includes a budget for travel and
guests. It is temporary and guaranteed for four years.

Please check our website for more information
on the research directions of the CRC, details on the positions and
the link to the online application webpage.

Deadline: January 6, 2020

From: Daniel Kressner
Date: December 04, 2019
Subject: Instructor Position, Applied/Computational Mathematics, EPFL

The School of Basic Sciences at EPFL invites applications for a
full-time instructorship in applied and computational mathematics. The
term of the position is two years, with the possibility of extension
for another two years. Instructors will be expected to fulfill the
standard teaching load of the Mathematics Section and to carry out an
independent research program. EPFL salaries for instructors are highly
competitive. In addition, instructors receive a substantial yearly
budget for travel expenses and other expenditures.

Instructors are expected to carry out an independent research program
and be able to teach courses in French or English.

Applications may be submitted at

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2020.

From: Tim Burns
Date: December 02, 2019
Subject: NRC Postdoc Positions, NIST

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites
applications for two-year NRC postdoctoral research positions at NIST
Laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado. NIST is
a Federal government research laboratory specializing in measurement
science. ACMD consists of some 46 full-time professional staff, along
with part- time faculty appointees and guest researchers. Staff
members engage in collaborative research with scientists throughout
NIST, providing expertise in applied mathematics, mathematical
modeling, and computational science and engineering.

Research areas of interest include complex systems and networks,
computational materials science, computational fluid dynamics,
computational electromagnetics, computational biology, orthogonal
polynomials and special functions, applied optimization and
simulation, combinatorial software testing, data mining and
visualization, parallel and distributed algorithms, quantum
information science, and uncertainty quantification in scientific

Candidates and their research proposals are evaluated in a competitive
process managed by the National Research Council (NRC) Associateship
Programs. The current stipend is $71,128 per year; there is also a
$5500 travel and equipment allowance. For further details, see Application
deadlines are February 1 and August 1. Appointments commence within
one year of selection. For questions, contact Tim Burns,

NIST is an equal opportunity employer. The NRC Associateship Program
at NIST is restricted to US citizens.

From: Luis Gustavo Nonato
Date: December 06, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Bayesian Graph-based Models, Sao Carlos, Brazil

BRAZIL. Bayesian graph-based models: From structure estimation up to
their dynamic. The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for
Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry (CeMEAI), hosted by the
University of Sao Paulo (USP).

This position is focused on the study of complex structures in large
data sets, for instance, industrial problems, crime analysis and urban
environments. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow!
Curiosity, open- mind, creativity, persistence, and collaborative-work
capability are the key personal skills we target. A Ph.D. in
statistics, computer science, applied mathematics or related fields is
required, with demonstrated experience and high-quality publications
(minimum 3 published articles in high-impact journals, in the last 3
years). Candidates should present previous expertise in
high-dimensional spatio-temporal Bayesian models for graph/networks,
and background in data science/statistics. Candidates must have
obtained a doctorate degree within the last 3 years. Portuguese
speaking is not required, but fluency in English is mandatory.

Sao Paulo Research Foundation provides the financial support with a
monthly salary of R$ 7.373,10 (about US$ 1,700.00). An extra grant is
also provided to cover participation in highly relevant conferences
and workshops, as well as research trips (limited to 15% of the annual
amount of the fellowship). The position is for one year, but it can be
extended for an extra year.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including
their full publication record), as well as reference letters (at least two) by
email to Prof. Luis Gustavo Nonato, Dr. - (PDF
files only) until January 15th.

Grant from FAPESP under the Research, Innovation and Dissemination
Centers (RIDC-CeMEAI) (,

From: Alexandre Cláudio Botazzo Delbem
Date: December 02, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Multi-objective Optimization, Univ Sao Paulo

Summary: The Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Applied to
Industry (CEPID- CeMEAI) at the University of Sao Paulo opens a
post-doctoral research position in the area: Multi-Criteria Decision
Making. The selected candidate will work at the Institute of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences of the University of Sao Paulo in
Sao Carlos/SP, Brazil. Sao Paulo Research Foundation provides the
financial support with a monthly salary of R$7,373.10. Financial
support can also be provided to cover transportation expenses as to
the move to Sao Carlos - Brazil. An extra grant is also provided to
cover participation in highly relevant conferences and workshops, as
well as research trips (limited to 15% of the annual amount of the
fellowship). The position is for one year,it can be renewed for one
additional year. More information about FAPESP scholarships are
available at: The scholarship will be in
accordance with the stipulation for Post- Doctor by FAPESP
( Project: Multi-objective Optimization for
Dealing with Complex Problems related to Floods

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science, Water
Resources, Geosciences or related fields, with experience in
hydrological modelling, flood risk management,
optimization/evolutionary computing and complex networks. English
language domain and international publications are required. It is
also desirable to have experience with GIS systems, Python language
and its application in interface with GIS. The applicant must have got
their PhD in the last 5 years.

Application: Please send your application until January, 10 to: Dr.
Alexandre Claudio Botazzo Delbem ( ) indicating
"CEPID Postdoc: MO-FRM" in the subject line. Applications should
include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and two
contact information for recommendation purposes (only PDF files).

Contract Condition: Grant from FAPESP under the Research, Innovation
and Dissemination Centers (RIDC-CeMEAI) (,

From: Benjamin Peherstorfer
Date: December 03, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

There is an open PostDoc position at Courant Institute of Mathematical
Sciences, New York University, in the group of Benjamin Peherstorfer.
Current topics of interest in the group include: data-driven modeling,
physics-informed machine learning, model reduction, Bayesian methods
and generative models, and data-driven control. More details

The PostDoc position comes without a teaching requirement and is
available with a flexible start date. The initial appointment will be
for one year, with the possibility of yearly extensions depending on
performance and funding. Applications will be reviewed
immediately. Applications submitted before Dec 31, 2019 will receive
full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position
is filled. Please contact for more
details. Apply via Interfolio at
and drop an email that you have applied. Make
sure to note in the cover letter that you apply to the PostDoc
position in Benjamin Peherstorfer's group.

Additionally, Courant Institute is seeking applications for CS Faculty
Fellows, which are highly competitive, highly regarded, independent
PostDoc positions that have a teaching requirement. Faculty Fellows
are selected by a hiring committee, the appointments last up to 2
years and carry a teaching load of one course per semester. Apply via and email if you are interested in working with Benjamin
Peherstorfer as a Faculty Fellow. Note that even though the official
deadline is Feb 1, 2020, applications will be reviewed by the
committee immediately and first offers can be made before the official

From: Juliane Mueller
Date: December 02, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Data Science/Data Management, Berkeley Lab's EESA

We have openings for two postdoc positions at Berkeley Lab to work on
data science/data management. Please see the descriptions below and
forward to anyone who might be interested.

Position 1: Environmental Data Science Fellow The Berkeley Lab's
Energy Geosciences Division has an exciting opportunity for an
Environmental Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the
impacts of streamflow disturbances, such as floods or droughts, on
water quality in different river corridors of the United States. In
this role, you will be responsible for integrating large temporal and
spatial datasets, conducting analysis using statistical, wavelet,
pattern recognition techniques, and implementing predictive
machine-learning models. What You Will Do: Develop and implement
algorithms and data processing methods for repeatable integration and
QA/QC of diverse temporal and spatial datasets of river discharge,
water quality, watershed characteristics obtained from several federal
sources including the DOE, USGS, NOAA, USDA, EPA. Analyze data and
extract patterns using statistical, wavelet, classification, or other
data mining methods. Research and develop machine learning approaches
for data-driven modeling of water quality. We are seeking candidates
with a strong background in Earth science informatics, computational,
or data sciences, with demonstrated experience in data analysis and
data-driven modeling. For full description and to apply please visit:

Position 2: Postdoc for ESS-DIVE Data Repository Berkeley Lab's Earth
and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) has an opening for a
Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Environmental Systems Science Data
Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) project. ESS-DIVE
is a DOE data repository that stores diverse datasets from terrestrial
and subsurface ecosystem research projects. The postdoc will join the
ESS-DIVE research and development team working on community
engagement, data standards and building tools for data use. What You
Will Do: Research and provide recommendations on community standards
for environmental data. Work with the community to adopt existing
standards or define new standards as needed. Build file parsers,
quality checkers and other tools to enable advanced search,
integration and visualization of data submitted in standardized
formats. Collaborate extensively with the DOE Environmental Systems
Science (ESS) research community. We are seeking candidates with
prior experience in data synthesis or analysis, and strong
communication skills. For full description and to apply please visit:

From: Hagstrom, Thomas
Date: December 08, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Positions, SMU

Southern Methodist University is seeking up to three postdoctoral
researchers to work within a new Research Training Group, "RTG:
Modeling and Computations for Complex Systems at Southern Methodist
University", funded by the National Science Foundation
AWD_ID=1840260&HistoricalAwards=false Postdocs will work within one of
three vertically-integrated research groups, each of which partners
SMU mathematicians with scientists in other disciplines:
Computation-enabled investigations into circuits and cognition
(partnering with UT Southwestern Medical Center neuroscientists)
Nonlinear dynamics and the modeling of large systems (partnering with
DOE) Modeling complex transport processes in nanoscale manufacturing
(partnering with SMU Engineering) Only US Citizens, nationals and
permanent residents are eligible for these positions. Candidates with
a background in computational and/or applied mathematics are
encouraged to apply; candidates in pure mathematics with computational
and modeling experience should also consider applying. We are
particularly interested in receiving applications from women and
underrepresented minorities. Applicants should write a short statement
indicating the research group with which they wish to affiliate.

In addition to research, postdoctoral scholars will do some teaching
(1 or max. 2 courses per year) and assist in running a 2-week summer
school for undergrad and graduate students. The appointments will be
for 3 years and have a flexible start date.

A link to submit your application in Mathjobs ( will
be available January 2, 2020. Please contact Alejandro Aceves at any
time at for more details.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity
and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX
Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding
nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins
Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205,

From: Frank E. Curtis
Date: December 08, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), Lehigh Univ

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Lehigh
University invites applications for its Ph.D. program.

Faculty and students in the department are involved in cutting-edge
research in a variety of active areas including
- mathematical optimization,
- data science and machine learning,
- energy and service systems, and
- high-performance computing.

Our PhD alumni have been recruited by top universities, research
institutions, and companies. For more information, please see our

Financial support is guaranteed with successful progress in the
program through teaching assistantships and/or through research
advisors and their federal, state, and industry grants.

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019. Apply now at
the link below!

Please direct any questions to Frank E. Curtis

From: Bernard Beauzamy
Date: December 08, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Verification of Demonstrations in a Book

We propose a part-time job, for a PhD student: verification of all
demonstrations (correctness and clarity) in the book "Simple Random
Walks in the plane : an energy based approach", by Bernard Beauzamy,
to appear soon.

Profile: very good knowledge in probabilities, but mostly in classical
Analysis: operator theory, special functions, trigonometry, Chebycheff
polynomials, and so on.

It is expected that the task should take two weeks, to be finished on
January 8th 2020 at the latest.

Net remuneration: 1000 Euros

In order to apply, please send a resume to

From: Shahriar Afkhami
Date: December 05, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, Applied Math, New Jersey Inst of Technology

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at New Jersey Institute of
Technology (NJIT) is inviting candidates to apply to one of our
doctoral program tracks: (1) Applied Mathematics or (2) Applied
Probability & Statistics.

The Department's research focus spans Mathematical Biology, Scientific
Computing, Fluid Dynamics, Materials Science, Wave Propagation,
Applied Analysis, Applied Probability & Statistics, including
Biostatistics and Data Science.

Teaching and research assistantships are available, and include a
tuition waiver and a competitive stipend.

Application target date is December 15, 2019 but ongoing review will
continue until all available positions are filled.

To apply, please visit our homepage:

For more information, please email us (, CC,

PhD Program advertisement flyer is available at

From: Dante Kalise
Date: December 05, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, Model-driven Computational Optim & Control, Univ of Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited for PhD studentships within the Scientific
Computation Group at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University
of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

We are seeking candidates with a 1st class degree in Mathematics or
affine, preferably at MMath/MSc level, with a background in Scientific
Computation, Computational Optimisation and/or Control Theory, to
develop research projects in the following areas: Computational
Optimal Transport, Computational Optimisation & Control of Agent based
Dynamics Across Scales, and Model/Data-driven Methods for Large Scale
Nonlinear Control Problems. For a detailed description of the research
projects please visit:

Studentships are available for UK and EU applicants, covering tuition
feeds and a full stipend provided at the RCUK rate (15,009 GBP per
annum for 2019/20). There will also be funds available to support
conference attendance and collaboration with research groups
overseas. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Dante
Kalise ( in advance to discuss further
details concerning the research projects and the application
procedure. Additional information about the School of Mathematical
Sciences and its PhD programme can be found at:

Applications will be discussed on a rolling basis until the position
is filled. Early application is recommended.

From: lasiecka
Date: December 02, 2019
Subject: Contents, Evolution Equations and Control Theory, 9 (1)
Volume 9 Number 1 March 2020

Abdelmouhcene Sengouga, Exact boundary observability and
controllability of the wave equation in an interval with two moving

Doria Aane, Meriem Aissous and Mustapha Fateh Yarou, Almost mixed
semi-continuous perturbation of Moreau's sweeping process

Gilbert Peralta, Uniform exponential stability of a fluid-plate
interaction model due to thermal effects

Jeremy LeCrone and Gieri Simonett, On quasilinear parabolic equations
and continuous maximal regularity

Paola Loreti and Daniela Sforza, Reachability problems for a wave-wave
system with a memory term

Ruxandra Stavre, Optimization of the blood pressure with the control
in coefficients

Zhiyuan Li, Xinchi Huang and Masahiro Yamamoto, Initial-boundary value
problems for multi-term time-fractional diffusion equations with
x-dependent coefficients

Peng Gao, Global exact controllability to the trajectories of the
Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation

Andrea Signori, Optimality conditions for an extended tumor growth
model with double obstacle potential via deep quench approach

Dalila Azzam-Laouir, Warda Belhoula, Charles Castaing and
M. D. P. Monteiro Marques, Multi-valued perturbation to evolution
problems involving time dependent maximal monotone operators

Sergei Avdonin, Jeff Park and Luz de Teresa, The Kalman condition for
the boundary controllability of coupled 1-d wave equations

Jifeng Chu, Maurizio Garrione and Filippo Gazzola, Stability analysis
in some strongly prestressed rectangular plates

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