NA Digest Sunday, January 31, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 5

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Gianluigi Rozza
Date: January 28, 2016
Subject: New Book, Certified Reduced Basis Methods for Parametrized PDEs

Certified Reduced Basis Methods for Parametrized PDEs
Jan Hesthaven, Gianluigi Rozza and Benjamin Stamm
xiii + 131 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-3-319-22470-1 / Price $69.99 /
Springer Briefs in Mathematics, BCAM series

The first book providing a thorough introduction to the mathematical
and algorithmic aspects of certified reduced basis methods for
parametrized partial differential equations. Central aspects ranging
from model construction, error estimation and computational efficiency
to empirical interpolation methods are discussed in detail for
coercive problems. More advanced aspects associated with
time-dependent problems, non-compliant and non-coercive problems and
applications with geometric variation are also discussed as examples.
Unique focus on both the mathematical aspects and algorithmic elements
of the methods. Essential examples provide a point of departure for
the development of more advanced applications. It is intended for
graduate students and researchers interested in a complete
introduction on the topic. To order or for more about this book,
including links to its Preface, Contents, and Index, please visit


From: Yulia Hristova
Date: January 26, 2016
Subject: GLSIAM Annual Spring Meeting, USA, Apr 2016

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Great Lakes Section of SIAM and the
University of Michigan-Dearborn will host the annual Spring
Meeting. We are pleased to announce our invited speakers:

- Victoria Booth, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and
Department of Anesthesiology, the University of Michigan

- Mark Iwen, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and
Department of ECE, Michigan State University

- Fadil Santosa, Director, Institute for Mathematics and its
Applications and Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota

- Gang George Yin, Professor of Mathematics, Wayne State University

We invite you to contribute a talk or poster by submitting a title and
abstract by 4/1/16. Students are also encouraged to attend and we
anticipate providing limited travel funding for students presenting
talks or posters. More details on the conference are available at:


From: Peijun Li
Date: January 25, 2016
Subject: Inverse Problems in Scattering and Imaging, USA, Apr 2016

The Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM) is pleased
to announce a one day Workshop on Inverse Problems in Scattering and
Imaging on April 23, 2016 at Department of Mathematics, Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers in various fields
that involve inverse problems in scattering and imaging. It aims to
offer a comfortable and spirited gathering at a small scale to promote
exchange of ideas between colleagues in modeling, analysis, and
computation of inverse problems along with applications.

Invited Speakers:
1. Guillaume Bal, Columbia University
2. Gang Bao, Zhejiang University
3. Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan
4. Jianliang Qian, Michigan State University
5. John Schotland, University of Michigan
6. Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington

The workshop is free of charge. However, advance registration is
required so that we can prepare name tags, conference packets, and
refreshments. To register, please contact Peijun Li
( and send an email with subject line "Purdue
Workshop". Please include your full name, your institution, and your
email address in the body of the message.

For more detailed information, please visit the website at


From: Chad Vidden
Date: January 26, 2016
Subject: MWNADay 2016 (CORRECT LINK), USA, Apr 2016

The annual Midwest Numerical Analysis Day conference will take place
from 8:00am-5:30pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse. Plenary lectures will be presented by

Douglas Arnold (University of Minnesota),
Hailiang Liu (Iowa State University),
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University).

The conference is free of charge. However, advance registration is
required so that we can prepare name tags, conference packets and
refreshments. Deadline for registration as well as for submission of
titles and abstracts for contributed talks, is April 1. Please pass
this message along to interested students or colleagues. For further
information you may contact the organizers Drs. Song Chen
( and Chad Vidden (

For registration and conference details, see the conference website


From: Sebastian Reich
Date: January 26, 2016
Subject: Data Assimilation, Germany, May 2016

The Mathematische Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) will run an
Oberwolfach Seminar on

Data Assimilation: The mathematics of connecting dynamical systems to

from 15-21 May, 2016.

The lectures will be provided by Jana de Wiljes, Sebastian Reich and
Andrew Stuart. Oberwolfach Seminars are open to PhD students and
postdocs. The MFO covers board and lodging. The number of participants
is restricted to 25. Applications should be sent to the MFO till 13
March. See

for more details.


From: Krassimir Georgiev
Date: January 27, 2016
Subject: Numerical Methods for Scientific Computations, Bulgaria, May-Jun 2016

International Conference on "Numerical Methods for Scientific
Computations and Advanced Applications"
( is organized by IICT-BAS
(Bulgaria) in cooperation with SIAM. It is scheduled for May 29-June
2, 2016, with arrival: May 29 and departure: noon June 2 and will be
held in the town of Hissar (Bulgaria),,_Bulgaria. Specific topics of
interest (but not limited to) are the following: Multiscale and
multiphysics problems; Robust preconditioning; Monte Carlo methods;
Optimization and control systems; Scalable parallel algorithms;
Advanced computing for innovations.

Important deadlines:
Registration: February 15, 2016
Submission of extended abstracts: March 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2016

An online registration is opened,


From: Steven Kleinstein
Date: January 29, 2016
Subject: Computational Immunology, USA, Jun 2016

Applications are now being accepted for: The 11th-annual Summer School
in Computational Immunology. The summer school is a part of the
NIH-funded Modeling Immunity for Biodefense program. This year the
summer school is organized by PRiME (Program for Research on Immune
Modeling and Experimentation at Yale
University from June 20-23, 2016. The summer school will be
immediately followed by a 1 day research symposium on "Influenza
Immunology: Data, Systems and Models" on June 24, 2016. The summer
school application and scholarship deadline is March 25, 2016.

School Overview. This 4-day summer school is intended for experimental
immunologists who desire an introduction to mathematical/computational
modeling techniques and their applications to problems in immunology.
Computational biology graduate students at the earliest stages of
their studies are also welcome to apply.

With a focus on influenza virus immunology, the summer school provides
a hands-on introduction to:
- Metadata management and standards for large scale experiments
- R scripting approaches to data analysis techniques including PCA,
clustering, differential expression
- How to use experimentally motivated deterministic and stochastic
models to explore hypotheses
- Data mining, integration and network analysis

Each of these modules will combine a morning session composed of
lectures, with a hands-on computer lab in the afternoon. For more
information and to apply to the summer school please visit:
Note that travel/lodging scholarships are available.

When: June 20-23, 2016
Where: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Application due date:
March 25, 2016


From: Pavel Solin
Date: January 25, 2016
Subject: ESCO 2016, Deadline Extended, Czech Republic, Jun 2016


We are pleased to announce that the deadline to submit abstracts and
minisymposium proposals to the Fifth European Seminar on Computing
(ESCO 2016) was extended until February 15, 2016.

ESCO 2016 will take place on June 5 - 10, 2016 in Pilsen, Czech
Republic. The proceedings will appear as a special issue of
Appl. Math. Comput. (impact factor 1.551). Invited keynote speakers
are: Christian Bucher (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Volker John (WIAS, Berlin, Germany) Anders Logg (Chalmers University
of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden) Eugenio Roanes-Lozano (Universidad
Complutense de Madrid, Spain) Padmanabhan Seshaiyer (George Mason
Univ., Fairfax, U.S.A., NSF program director) Andrew Siegel (Argonne
National Laboratory, U.S.A.)

Thematic areas of ESCO 2016: Computational electromagnetics and
coupled problems, Fluid-structure interaction and multi-phase flows,
Computational chemistry and quantum physics, Computational civil and
structural engineering, Computational biology and bioinformatics,
Computational geometry and topology, Mathematics Education and
Outreach, Petascale and exascale computing, Hydrology and porous media
flows, Wave propagation and acoustics, Climate and weather modeling,
GPU and cloud computing, Uncertainty quantification, Open source


From: Andreas Noack
Date: January 28, 2016
Subject: JuliaCon 2016, USA, Jun 2016

JuliaCon 2016, June 21st-25th, 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Proposal submission form:
Call for Participation closes: March 18th, 11:59pm SST
Estimated notification: March 31st

JuliaCon 2016, the third annual meeting of the Julia programming
language community, will take place on June 21st-25th at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

On behalf of the organisers I am happy to announce that the proposal
submission process is now open! We encourage everyone to consider
submitting a proposal, regardless of your level of experience with
Julia. Over the years JuliaCon presentations have ranged from
introductory to advanced, been from industry and academia, covering
topics such as: Scientific computing; Bioinformatics; Data
visualization; Economics; Machine learning; Numerical optimization;
Statistics; and Web development

Presentation types. Talks are 30 minutes long with 5 minutes allocated
for questions from the audience. Lightning talks are 10 minutes long
with 2 minutes allocated for questions from the audience. Workshops
are two to three hours long and are either in-depth tutorials or
interactive hackathon sessions.

Proposal advice. See web site for more details.

We look forward to your proposals and seeing you at JuliaCon 2016.


From: Shaun Forth
Date: January 28, 2016
Subject: Algorithmic Differentiation (AD2016), UK, Sep 2016

AD2016 - 7th International Conference on Algorithmic Differentiation
Monday 12th - Thursday 15th September 2016 Christ Church Oxford, UK

AD2016 will be organised by, and held at, Christ Church, Oxford, UK
under the direction of an international program committee. This 4-
yearly conference is unique in being targeted at: users of algorithmic
differentiation (AD) from all application areas (eg, optimization,
inverse problems, uncertainty quantification); AD algorithm
researchers; AD tool developers. Extended abstract submission for all
presentations (oral or poster) to AD2016 is now open with detailed
information at

Confirmed speakers: Paul Barton (MIT, USA); Jacques Du Toit (NAG, UK);
Patrick Farrell (University of Oxford, UK); Daniel Goldberg
(University of Edinburgh, UK); Siegfried M. Rump (Hamburg University
of Technology, Germany); and Andrea Walther (Paderborn University,

We thank SIAM and SIAM-UKIE for financial support.

Please refer to the conference website
for more details or direct enquiries to:
Dr Shaun Forth, Cranfield University


From: Long Chen
Date: January 29, 2016
Subject: Faculty Positions, Beijing Institute for Scientific and Engineering Computing

Beijing Institute for Scientific and Engineering Computing (BISEC),
affiliated with the Beijing municipal government, is a newly
established research center on interdisciplinary research and
education. The institute promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary
research between computations and other areas in science and
engineering, and develops innovative research models and effective
programs for nurturing young talents. The institute especially
promotes research related to the economic and societal challenges
faced by the city of Beijing, such as those related to transportation,
environment, health, biology, information. The institute, located in
Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), strongly encourages
collaborations between researchers from academic institutions as well
as industries all over the world.

Available Positions: BISEC plans to fill in numerous positions of
different types in areas of Computational Mathematics, FSI dynamics,
Virtual Medicine, 3D visualization and Computer Graphics, Parallel
Computation, Mathematical Statistics and Biostatistics, Optimization
(theory and application). In the coming academic year, the following
three types of positions will be available:
1. Ten postdoctoral fellow positions with annual salary up to 200,000
RMB (tax included). Some of these postdoctoral fellows will be trained
abroad (Europe and USA) in which case salary will be competitive by
the standard in the respective country.
2. Eight tenure-track assistant professor positions with annaul salary
up to 250,000 (tax included) , details on these positions can be found
in the web site rszp/index.html. There is
a deadline for this line of positions: March 7, 17:00.
3. A number of associate professor and professor positions with
competitive salary and benefit by both China and international

More detailed information on any of the above positions will be
available to interested applicants upon email request via

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree. Preference for
tenure-track positions will be given to those with at least three
years of research experience abroad, excellent research record, strong
motivation, good communication skills, and adequate teaching
experience. Deadlines: Review of applications will begin immediately,
and will continue for the next five years. Deadline only applies to
the tenure- track assistant professor position: March 7, 2016.
Contacts: All applicants should submit their CV, research statement,
representative research papers, and three letters of references via
email to Ms. Ke Li ( All application
materials should be in English.


From: Martin Sandve Alnæs
Date: January 25, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computer Science, Simula Research Laboratory

Does your heart beat for open source and open science? A position as
postdoctoral fellow is available at Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo,
Norway, to work on Jupyter Notebook related technologies (executable
documents) as part of the OpenDreamKit EU project. Topics include
collaborative notebooks and 3D visualization in the web browser.

For more details:


From: Reinaldo Morabito
Date: January 28, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Industrial Engineering, Brazil

The Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry
(CEPID-CeMEAI) has a post-doc position available. The start date is
negotiable, but April 2016 is preferred. The requirements for the
position are described below. The salary is R$6143,40 (USD 1500,00)
per month tax free. The appointed Post-doc will also get return
travel from his/her country to Brazil paid by the grant. CeMEAI is
a consortium of several Universities in São Paulo State. The
position is initially for one year, renewable for a second year
pending on suitable performance.
Post-Doctoral Research Project: Federal University of São Carlos-
Industrial Engineering Department (DEP)
Location: São Carlos-São Paulo State-Brazil
Title: Mathematical models, exact solution methods and heuristics
for the routing and scheduling problem of vessels in oil industry
Supervisor: Reinaldo Morabito
Job Description/Requirements: This research project aims to develop
mathematical models and propose effective methods to solve the vessel
routing and scheduling problems in the oil industry. This research is
motivated by a case study in a Brazilian oil company, which produce
crude oil in offshore platforms (oil rigs) and transports it to
coastal terminals. This problem can be represented as a pickup and
delivery problem with time windows and several specific constraints in
this context. In addition to splitting pickup and delivery, multiple
depots and heterogeneous fleet, some examples of specific constraints
include flexible vessel draft, mooring restrictions, dynamic
positioning of the vessels and platforms, berth constraints,
incompatible products in the same vessel compartment, among
others. The goal is to propose different methods to solve this
particular problem, such as branch-and-cut, branch-and-price,
branch-cut-and-price, heuristics and hybrid methods. Computational
experiments will be performed using problem instances available in the
literature and based on real data sets provided by the oil company.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering, or
in a related area, with some experience in routing and scheduling
problems and solution methods. They should submit a comprehensive
curriculum vitae (CV), which indicates their previous experience in
the subject of the present proposal. Interested candidates should
e-mail a CV and the names of three referees with their letters of
recommendations and their contact information as soon as possible
until February 28 to:
Dr. Reinaldo Morabito
Industrial Engineering Department (DEP)
13565-905 - São oCarlos - SP - Brazil
Office Phone No.: +55-16-3351-9516
Contract Condition: Grant from FAPESP under the Research,
Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDC-CeMEAI)
(, ).


From: Jingmei Qiu
Date: January 30, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing, Univ of Houston

The department of mathematics at University of Houston invites
applicants for a postdoc position in the area of scientific
computing. The postdoc project will mainly focus on developing high
order semi-Lagrangian solvers for high-dimensional Vlasov-Maxwell
simulations. The teaching duty for this position will be one course
per semester (1-1).

The position is available for up to three years with annual renewal
subject to funding and performance. The starting date will be

Please contact Prof. Jingmei Qiu at for inquiries.


From: Francisco Louzada
Date: January 26, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Statistics, Brazil

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics. The Research, Innovation and
Dissemination Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry
(CeMEAI), hosted by the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and funded by
FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil) is offering a 2 years
Postdoctoral fellowship for candidates with outstanding research
potential. This position is focused on the development of Bayesian and
Darwinian Networks for real application datasets. The fellow will work
in the Institute of Mathematical Science and Computing at University
of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil.

Applicants must have received, or expect to complete, a doctorate in
Statistics or related discipline within the last 5 years. Selection
criteria will include demonstrated research ability in Statistics or
related discipline, strong background in statistical inference,
Bayesian methodology and computation, probabilistic networks,
experience with analysis of high- dimensional datasets, commitment to
collaborative research, and excellent verbal and written communication
skills. It is also desirable that the candidate has previous
experience working in multidisciplinary research group, and has
collaborated on research projects with companies or government
institutions. The selected candidate will receive FAPESP Post-Doctoral
scholarship worth R $ 6143.40 monthly and Technical Reserve. The
Technical Reserve Post-Doctoral Scholarship is equivalent to 15% of
the annual amount of the scholarship and aims to meet unforeseen
expenses and directly related to the research activity.

If the selected candidate needs to move to São Carlos (the city where
is located the headquarters research institution), he may be entitled
to a financial value to move to the city.

To apply please E-mail (only PDF files), up to 28th February, 2016, the
following items to Professor Francisco Louzada at :
1. A letter of interest, containing full contact information, year
graduated and citizenship/immigration status, concisely responding to
the research emphases and criteria above;
2. A CV listing educational background, research experience and
3. A cover letter including names and contact information of two
professionals who can recommend the candidate (no letters please).

Please indicate "CEPID Postdoc - Statistics" in the subject field of the


From: Raphael Kruse
Date: January 29, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Rough Paths and SPDEs, Berlin

Within the framework FOR 2402 of the German Research Foundation "Rough
Paths, Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Related Topics"
there are several postdoctoral positions to fill at TU Berlin, WIAS
and HU Berlin. The framework includes these projects:

- P1: SPDEs - a rough path perspective, P. K. Friz (TU/WIAS),
M. Hofmanova (TU), W. Stannat (TU),

- P2: Foundations of regularity structures, P. K. Friz (TU), S. Paycha

- P3: Numerical analysis of rough PDEs, C. Bayer (WIAS), R. Kruse
(TU), J. Schoenmakers (WIAS)

- P4: Rough paths and random dynamical systems, P. Imkeller (HU),
S. Riedel (TU), M. Scheutzow (TU)

- P5: Singular SPDEs - approximation and statistical properties,
J. D. Deuschel (TU), W. König (WIAS/TU), N. Perkowski (HU),

Applications are invited for several postdoctoral research fellow
positions to work within our research unit, typically directed by the
PIs of the respective project teams P1-P5.

For more information, please visit


From: Roger Ghanem
Date: January 28, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Positions, UQ, USC

Three postdoctoral positions in the general area of uncertainty
quantification are available immediately at the University of Southern
California. We are particularly interested in applicants with
expertise in 1) coupled physics, 2) multiscale computational modeling
of composites, and 3) modeling of structural response to natural
hazards. Qualified applicants with PhD in engineering, science or
applied mathematics, with excellent programming skills and familiarity
with stochastic analysis, are invited to apply online at . Contact Roger Ghanem
( ) for additional information.


From: Gunther Reissig
Date: January 28, 2016
Subject: PhD Position, Formal Methods in Control

University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Institute of Control Engineering

Open to applicants worldwide; no special security clearance necessary.

We invite applications for a doctoral researcher position in the field
of formal methods in control. The successful candidate is expected to
advance theory of as well as computational methods for
abstraction-based controller synthesis, to a degree that facilitates
routine, fully automated, practical application of the approach to
nonlinear continuous-state plants and complex specifications. The
project involves theoretical work, software development, and, on a
small scale, experimental work.

Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in dynamical systems
and control. A Masters degree (or equivalent, giving access to
doctoral studies) in a related field such as Systems and Control,
Computer Science, or Mathematics, with a strong theoretical background
and an excellent academic record, as well as proficiency in
programming (C or Ada) and excellent communication skills in English
are required. Experience in one of the following fields would be a
plus: Nonlinear dynamical systems; formal methods in control; reactive
synthesis; set-valued or validated numerics; dynamic programming; game
theory; modeling and control of UAVs; professional-grade software
development. Competitive salary is offered according to the tariff
"TVOeD Bund, E 13".

Please send your application (and any inquiries) via e-mail to Gunther
Reissig (, subject: PhD ref 1006, file formats:
PDF, plain text). Applications should include a CV (in English) with
photo, a letter of motivation (in English), university transcripts
(grades records, in English or German, both BSc and MSc degrees),
contact details of up to three referees, and possibly a list of
publications. Screening of applications will begin on March 1, 2016.


From: E. Catinas
Date: January 31, 2016
Subject: Contents, J Numer Anal Approx Theory, 44 (1)

Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory, 44 (1)
Table of Contents

E. Catinas: A new name for an old journal.

E. Catinas, C. Mustata: Professor Ion Pavaloiu at his 75th

I.K. Argyros, S. Hilout: Enlarging the convergence ball of Newton's
method on Lie groups.

V. Berinde, A.R. Khan, M. Pacurar: Analytic and empirical study of the
rate of convergence of some iterative methods.

E. Catinas: On the convergence of some quasi-Newton iterates studied
by I. Pavaloiu.

A. Diaconu: On the interpolation in linear normed spaces using
multiple nodes.

H. Gonska: Satze vom Bohman-Korovkin-Typ fur Lokalconvexe Vektorbande.

G.V. Milovanovic: Weighted quadrature formulas for semi-infinite range

C. Mustata: Sandwich theorems for radiant functions.

N. Pop: Generalized Newton's method for solving nonlinear and
nondifferentiable algebraic systems.

B.-M. Pop, D. Duca: Second order differentiability of the
intermediate- point function in Cauchy's mean-value theorem.


Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory
A journal published since 1972 by "T. Popoviciu" Institute of
Numerical Analysis, under the auspices of the Romanian Academy


From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: January 26, 2016
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 21 (1)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations
ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online, Electronical edition:

Raimondas {\v{C}}iegis (Editor) Volume 21, Number 1, January 2016


Bo Liang, Xiting Peng and Huiying Shen, Study of Solutions to a Fourth

Olga Lavrova and Viktor Polevikov, Application of Collocation BEM for
Axisymmetric Transmission Problems in Electro- and Magnetostatics

K{\k e}stutis Janulis, Donatas Jurgaitis, Antanas~Laurin{\v c}ikas and
Renata Macaitien{\. e}, Universality Theorems for Some Composite

Badr Abou El Majd and Laurent Cordier, New Regularization Method for
Calibrated POD Reduced-Order Models

Jes{\' {u}}s Garcia Falset, Enrique Llorens-Fuster, Giuseppe~Marino
and Angela Rugiano, On Strong Convergence of Halpern's Method for
Quasi-nonexpansive Mappings in Hilbert Spaces

Imre Ferenc Barna, Gabriella Bogn{\' {a}}r and Kriszti{\' {a}}n
Hricz{\' {o}}, Self-Similar Analytic Solution of the Two-Dimensional
Navier-Stokes Equation with a Non-Newtonian Type of Viscosity

Khanittha Promluang, Kanokwan Sitthithakerngkiet and Poom Kumam,
Proximal Point Algorithm for a Common of Countable Families of Inverse
Strongly Accretive Operators and Nonexpansive Mappings with
Convergence Analysis

Jing Zhao, Edwin A.H. Vollebregt and Cornelis W. Oosterlee, Extending
the BEM for Elastic Contact Problems Beyond the Half-Space Approach

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