NA Digest, V. 21, # 39

NA Digest Sunday, October 17, 2021 Volume 21 : Issue 39

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Kris ONeill
Date: October 15, 2021
Subject: New Book, Basics and Trends in Sensitivity Analysis: Theory

and Practice in R

Basics and Trends in Sensitivity Analysis: Theory and Practice in R
by Sebastien Da Veiga, Fabrice Gamboa, Bertrand Iooss, and Clementine

This book provides an overview of global sensitivity analysis methods
and algorithms, including their theoretical basis and mathematical
properties. The authors use a practical point of view and real case
studies as well as numerous examples, and applications of the
different approaches are illustrated throughout using R code to
explain their usage and usefulness in practice. A lot of material is
covered, including screening techniques devoted to identifying
influential and noninfluential inputs, and theoretical aspects of
Sobol' indices as well as sampling-based formulas, spectral methods,
and metamodel-based approaches for estimation purposes.

September 2021 / xvi + 291 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 978-1-611976-68-7
/ List Price $89 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / CS23

SIAM bookstore:

From: Pamela Bye
Date: October 15, 2021
Subject: IMA Early Career Mathematicians=E2=80=99 Conference, ONLINE, Oct 2021

Online Event: IMA Early Career Mathematicians' Autumn Conference 2021
Saturday October 23, 2021, 13:00-17:00, Online Conference via Zoom

The conference will interest mathematicians early in their career, in
academia and industry, students of mathematical sciences, as well as
those with an interest in the subject. It will feature plenary talks
from distinguished speakers covering a wide range of subjects, as well
as activities to allow for interaction among the attendees and
speakers. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about fascinating
areas of mathematics (and their applications) from people that work on
them, whilst also providing you the chance to become more involved
with a professional body of mathematics. There will be plenty of time
to network during the conference at our Virtual Coffee Breaks,
allowing you the opportunity to meet people with similar interests and
find out more about the wide range of careers that are available.

Invited Speakers and Talk Titles: Eugenie Hunsicker: Starting
interdisciplinary collaborations; Shamia Sanjania: Women in Maths: The
Ownership of a Mathematical Identity; Rachael Addy; Karrie Liu: Using
mathematics to help charities as a freelancer; and Claire Cornock:
Shaking up teaching and assessment design: a quest for inclusivity.

The Early Career Mathematicians' (ECM) Branch is designed for those
with a maths degree who are within the first 15 years of graduating,
or, those without a degree who are within the first 15 years of
membership. The ECM group has been set up to engage and empower ECM,
and students of mathematics at university, to provide them with
support and an opportunity to network.

From: Marta D'Elia
Date: October 15, 2021
Subject: RAMSES Conference, SISSA, Italy, Dec 2021

We are glad to announce that the registration for RAMSES
( is now open. The conference will
be held in a hybrid format on December 14-17, 2021, in Trieste, Italy,
and will be hosted by SISSA.

To register, please, use the following link, where you will find a set
of instructions and further details.

Also, we have EXTENDED the abstract submission deadline for poster
presentations. The updated deadline is October 25th, 2021. Please,
send an email to indicating Name, Affiliation, Email,
Title, Abstract.

From: Nicolas Barnafi
Date: October 13, 2021
Subject: Young Researchers, Cardiac Modeling, Italy, Dec 2021

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to the
Young Researchers Workshop in Mathematical and Numerical Cardiac
Modeling, which will be held on December 14, 2021 at the University of
Pavia, The aim of this
Workshop is to gather PhD students and postdocs working in the field
of computational electrocardiology, in order to create a network of
young researchers in this emerging field. The Workshop also welcomes
the participation of more senior scientists.

The Workshop will be held in hybrid format, allowing for both
in-presence and online participation. Green-pass is mandatory and
will be checked at the registration desks onsite. Due to Covid-19
restrictions, in-presence participation is limited, so registration is
free but mandatory. Please register at

Please feel free to publicize this event to anyone interested. For
further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

From: Marco Picasso
Date: October 15, 2021
Subject: Reliable Methods of Mathematical Modeling, Switzerland, Feb 2022

The biennial RMMM conferences bring together scientists developing
reliable methods for mathematical modeling.

The 10th edition of the conference will take place on site, February
8-10, 2022, at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne:

Mesh-adaptive numerical methods in various applied problems;
A-posteriori error control and verification of numerical solutions;
Validation of mathematical models used in computer simulation;
Nonlinear computational partial differential equations;
Novel discretization methods for the numerical approximation of PDEs.

Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday 12 December, 2021
Notification of acceptance: Friday 24 December, 2021
Registration deadline: Friday 14 January, 2022

From: Kris van der Zee
Date: October 15, 2021
Subject: Computational Mechanics, UK, Apr 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Annual Conference of the UK
Association for Computational Mechanics (UKACM 2022), which will be
organised as an in-person event at The University of Nottingham, 20-22
April 2022:

Important Dates: The deadline for 1-page abstract submission for
contributed talks is 31 December 2021. A four-page extended abstract
is required by 15 February 2022. All participants can optionally
submit a full paper for the "Engineering with Computers" Special Issue
"UKACM 2022: Advances in Computational Mechanics".

Plenary Speakers: Rene de Borst (Sheffield), Stefanie Elgeti (TU
Wien), Emilio Martinez-Paneda (Imperial College London), Dominik
Schillinger (TU Darmstadt). Advanced School Lecturers (Advanced
Topics in Computational Mechanics): Ender Ozcan (Nottingham), Dominik
Schillinger (TU Darmstadt), Kris van der Zee (Nottingham).

The annual conference of the UKACM is the main UK conference focussing
on recent developments in computational mechanics. The 2022 conference
marks the start of the 30th Anniversary of UKACM. Particularly
tailored to PhD students and early-career researchers, this conference
focusses on cutting-edge research in computational mechanics and
promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration with mathematics through
high- calibre lectures on advanced computational methods.

UKACM 2022 Nottingham

From: Nicolas Gillis
Date: October 16, 2021
Subject: Low-Rank Models and Applications, Belgium, Sep 2022

The 2022 Workshop on Low-Rank Models and Applications (LRMA) will take
place the 15-16th of September 2022 at the University of Mons,
Belgium. The LRMA workshop offers a vibrant and intimate venue for
interaction between researchers from fields such as computer science,
information theory, (applied) mathematics and signal processing. The
scientific program of the LRMA workshop will include invited plenary
lectures, as well as regular contributed talks and posters. The
plenary speakers are: Jerome Bobin (CEA Saclay), Eric Chi (Rice
University), Lieven De Lathauwer (KULeuven), Nicolas Dobigeon
(IRIT/INP- ENSEEIHT, Universite de Toulouse), Le Hien (University of
Mons), Kejun Huang (University of Florida), Yuji Nakatsukasa
(University of Oxford), and Elisa Riccietti (ENS, Lyon).

The deadline for submitting an abstract is the 8th of July 2022.

All the information can be found on the following website:

Date: October 14, 2021
Subject: Endowed Professorship Position, Scientific Computing, Univ of Tennessee

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The
University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking candidates for an
Endowed MathWorks Professorship in Scientific Computing with a tenure
track faculty position at the associate or full professor level to
participate in research and teaching of our undergrad and graduate

Preference will be given to candidates in the area of numerical
scientific computing who have an outstanding publication record, a
strong history of attracting substantial external funding, and
extensive experience in mentoring doctoral students. The successful
candidate will possess the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to
the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Application
deadline: November 30, 2021.

To apply see:

From: Martin Buecker
Date: October 17, 2021
Subject: Faculty Position, Algorithm Engineering, Univ Jena

The Faculty of Mathematics and of Computer Science at Friedrich
Schiller University Jena, Germany, invites applications for a
professorship (W2/W3) in Algorithm Engineering. The expected starting
date is October 2022. Areas of interests include:
- realistic modelling of algorithmic problems and their efficient
implementation on modern computer architectures,
- minimization of communication, storage access, and energy
- processing of massive datasets,
- algorithms for irregular problems, and
- algorithm design from an engineering point of view.

Details are available via

From: Daniel Reynolds
Date: October 12, 2021
Subject: Faculty Position, Mathematics of Earth Hazards, SMU

Southern Methodist University (SMU) announces four faculty positions
in the area of earth hazards and national security. These tenure-track
positions are in the areas of atmospheric science and climate change;
optical remote sensing; big data analysis and machine learning; and
the socio-economic impacts of earth hazards, including environmental
justice. Candidates will be expected to develop an outstanding
research program and effectively teach and advise a diverse student
body of graduate and undergraduate students. The multi-faculty hire
represents an ambitious program to develop large-scale collaborative
research projects responding to some of humankind's most daunting
challenges. These positions will begin in the Fall of 2022. As part
of these cluster hires, applications are invited for a tenure-track
Assistant Professorship in Computational and Applied Mathematics to
begin in the fall semester of 2022. The department is searching for
junior scholars with outstanding records of research in computational
and applied mathematics, and a commitment to interdisciplinary
research and inclusive teaching. We are seeking candidates with
expertise in big geospatial data analysis, machine learning, deep
learning, or complex systems, and who have shown a demonstrated track
record in interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly with
applications in earth systems and/or climate science. Position
No. 50294. The SMU Department of Mathematics offers graduate degrees
in Computational and Applied Mathematics and includes 19 tenured or
tenure-track faculty researchers, all of whom work in diverse
application areas, many with collaborations both within and outside
SMU. The department offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics, as
well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational and applied
mathematics. For more information visit
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application
highlighting the candidate's qualifications, complete curriculum
vitae, research and teaching statements, and request at least three
letters of recommendation, to be addressed to the Faculty Search
Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University,
P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0156. Applications and
supporting documentation for all positions must be submitted online
via Applications received by
January 1, 2022, will receive full consideration, but will continue to
be accepted until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in computational/
applied mathematics or a related field is required, and postdoctoral
experience is preferred. The committee will notify applicants of its
employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is
contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

From: Pierre-Antoine Absil
Date: October 12, 2021
Subject: Faculty Positions, Applied Mathematics, UCLouvain, Belgium

UCLouvain invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured
full-time positions in Applied Mathematics:

* An academic position in Automation and Process Control (1 FTE)
* An academic position in Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence (1 FTE)

The application deadline is Monday, November 15, 2021 at noon.

Further information can be found at

From: Andras Balogh
Date: October 13, 2021
Subject: Faculty Positions, Computational Mathematics and Statistics, UTRGV

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University
of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for two Tenure-track
Assistant Professor positions beginning in Fall 2022. One of the
positions is focusing on statistics with multidisciplinary
applications and data science and the other position is focusing on
computational mathematics and computational statistics.

Complete applications should be submitted online at (computational mathematics)
and at
(statistics). Electronic inquiries may be directed to For full consideration, applications should be
received by October 30. Evaluations of applicants will begin on
November 1 and continue until the positions are filled.

From: Linda Petzold
Date: October 13, 2021
Subject: Tenure-Track Faculty Position, UC Santa Barbara

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of
California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time
Assistant Professor Tenure-Track faculty position with particular
emphasis in autonomous systems, controls, and robotics; energy storage
systems and sustainability; and/or computational science and
engineering. The Department is especially interested in candidates who
can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through research, teaching, and service. Applications
received by December 13, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

For full details about the positions and to apply, visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability
status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law.

From: Matthias Voigt
Date: October 13, 2021
Subject: Research Assistant Position, UniDistance Suisse

The group of Matthias Voigt at UniDistance Suisse (located in Brig,
Switzerland) is hiring a research assistant (75% - with the
possibility of taking additional 25% teaching duties). The main
research interests of the group are systems and control theory,
numerical linear algebra, and model order reduction with applications
mainly in engineering.

Please find the full ad here:
in English:,
in German:

Deadline for application is October 31, 2021.

From: Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Date: October 13, 2021
Subject: Research Technician Position, Cybersecurity, BCAM

Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks,
Convolutional Graph Neural Networks

The emergence of vast amounts of unlabeled, non-euclidean, data have
motivated a relatively recent interest in the development of novel
algorithms for learning from many different kinds of knowledge
representations such as graphs, where the knowledge is represented in
the form of vertices and edges between them. This kind of data appears
frequently in the cybersecurity domain and especially in the detection
of abnormal behaviour in computer networks. In the cybersecurity area
we may encounter graphs with a large number of vertices, nodes and
complex dynamics. Therefore, novel and efficient algorithms for
learning from graphs are of paramount importance. In the graph
domain, there are several interesting tasks from a machine learning
perspective, such as: node level prediction, edge level prediction or
graph level prediction of some interesting properties. In addition,
the data itself can provide more or less useful information depending
on the application, for example: node level features, edge level
features or graph level features. From a different perspective, we may
have the transductive setting, in which the graphs in the data set
share the same structure or the inductive setting in which the graph
structure changes in time. We are interested in the development novel
Graph Neural Network approaches to deal with complex networks (graphs
with a large number of vertices and edges). Our goal is to be able to
detect abnormal behavior in computer networks in order to provide
security by design in a number of industrial applications.

30 November 2021 at 14:00 CET (UTC+1)

From: Karolina Kropielnicka
Date: October 15, 2021
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics, Sopot, Poland

We are inviting applications for a two-year postdoctoral research
position on design and analysis of computational methodologies for
dispersive PDEs. The research subjects of special interest are highly
oscillatory phenomena, asymptotical expansions for PDEs, splitting
methodologies, numerical approximation on unbounded domains, equations
in quantum mechanics and quantum control.

This position is available from October 2022 (start date is flexible)
within the project Computational Mathematics in Quantum Mechanics
funded by National Science Center, Poland. The successful applicant
will be employed by University of Gdansk, where the grant project is
held, and will be collaborating with the PI, Karolina Kropielnicka
(Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences).

Please apply by 15.XI.2021 and feel free to contact me with any
questions ( .

From: Dajana Conte
Date: October 13, 2021
Subject: PhD Positions, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Salerno, Italy

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Salerno has opened
a 3-year PhD student positions - Bando PON "Ricerca e Innovazione"
2014 - 2020 in Numerical Analysis starting next January 2022:

"Analysis of fake news diffusion by means of epidemiological models"
Advisor: Beatrice Paternoster

Applicants must hold a Second Cycle Degree by Oct 31, 2021.
The application deadline is Oct 20, 2021 at 04:00 PM.

Further details can be found here:

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