Subject: NA Digest, V. 16, # 11

NA Digest Tuesday, March 14, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 11

Today's Editor:

  Daniel M. Dunlavy
  Sandia National Labs

Today's Topics:

Obituary: Jens Hugger
Release Note, OpenLB Version 1.0
NMSCAA Conference, Extended Deadlines, Bulgaria, May 2016
Libraries, Languages and Compilers for Array Programming, USA, Jun 2016
Nektar++ Workshop, UK, Jun 2016
Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms and Industrial Applications, Canada, Jun 2016
Sparse Days at CERFACS, France, Jun 2016
Advances in Continuous Optimization, Poland, Jul 2016
EURO 2016, Extended Deadline, Poland, Jul 2016
Excited State Electronic Structure Theories, China, Aug 2016
Numerical Methods for Wave Propagation, Switzerland, Aug 2016
Algorithmic Differentiation (AD2016), UK, Sep 2016
Fluid Dynamics, UK, Sep 2016
Numerical Methods for PDEs, France, Sep-Dec 2016
IMACS World Congress, China, Dec 2016
Faculty Positions, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Bergen
Professorship Position, Applied Mathematics, KIT, Germany
Associate Professorship Position, NA Group, Oxford
Postdoc Position, Inverse Problems and Mathematical Imaging, Univ of Graz
Postdoc Position, Operational Hydrology, SUTD
Postdoc Position, Optimization, Univ of Bergen, Norway
Postdoc Position, Uncertainty Quantification, Argonne
Call for papers, Modeling and Computations on Lipid Bilayer Membranes
Special issue of EJAM on PDE for data modelling and analysis

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From: Per Christian Hansen
Date: March 14, 2016
Subject: Obituary: Jens Hugger

Jens Hugger, PhD, Associate Professor at Department of Mathematical
Sciences, University of Copenhagen, died on March 4, 2016 after
struggling with pancreatic cancer.

Jens grew up in Aalborg, Denmark. He received his Master degree in
Mathematics from Aalborg University in 1983, and a PhD from University
of Maryland in 1990 with Ivo Babuska as thesis advisor. In 1991 Jens
was employed as Assistant Professor (and from 1995 as Associate
Professor) at University of Copenhagen, where he served as head of a
number of study boards since 1996.

Jens taught and worked primarily in numerical analysis, specializing
in error estimation and adaptive mesh generation for the finite
element method. One of his key interests was the development of a
framework for pointwise error estimation. Since 2000 he was also
working in computational financial engineering and, in particular,
option pricing.

Jens was a very warm person and family man. He liked soccer and
football, and he loved traveling the world and meeting new cultures.
He is survived by his wife, Ada Scupola, and three children.

- Per Christian Hansen, DTU Compute


From: Mathias J Krause
Date: March 10, 2016
Subject: Release Note, OpenLB Version 1.0

The OpenLB developer team is very happy to announce that a new release
of the open source Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) code is available
for download on the project website New
examples and models for particulate fluid flow simulations and many
user-friendly interfaces have been added. The performance of standard
3D models has been improved by up to 30 percent. Have a look and be

PS: Please consider to join the developer team, by contributing your
code and strengthen the LB community by sharing your research in an
open and reproducible way!


From: Krassimir Georgiev
Date: March 10, 2016
Subject: NMSCAA Conference, Extended Deadlines, Bulgaria, May 2016

Int. 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, and will be held in the town of
Hissar (Bulgaria),,_Bulgaria.

Extended deadlines:
Registration: March 31, 2016
Submission of extended abstracts: March 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2016

An online registration is opened, .


From: Andreas Kloeckner
Date: March 07, 2016
Subject: Libraries, Languages and Compilers for Array Programming, USA, Jun 2016

Arrays in the form of matrices, vectors, tensors are some of the core
concepts in scientific computation. ARRAY'16 is a workshop that
concerns itself with programming language aspects of computing with
arrays, including language design, compilation, libraries, and
performance optimization. More information on the workshop (including
the full call for papers) may be found here:

The workshop will be held June 14 in Santa Barbara, and the deadline
for submissions is April 1.


From: Mike Kirby
Date: March 10, 2016
Subject: Nektar++ Workshop, UK, Jun 2016

Nektar++ Workshop 2016
June 7th - 8th, 2016, Imperial College London, UK

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the Nektar++
developers and design time with users of any experience level within
the broader community. This two day workshop will feature talks
providing an overview of Nektar++, discussions on the current design
roadmap, tutorials on how to use some of the more recently added
and/or requested features within Nektar++ (such as high-order mesh
generation and parallelism), and presentations by those adapting and
using Nektar++ for pushing the boundaries of their own scientific and
engineering disciplines.

Details at:


From: Michael Overton
Date: March 09, 2016
Subject: Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms and Industrial Applications, Canada, Jun 2016

A Workshop on Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms and Industrial
Applications will take place at the Fields Institute, Toronto, on June 2-4,
2016. Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop, which will celebrate
the 70th birthday of Andrew R. Conn. Thursday June 2 will be designated
as Industry Day, with all talks focused on topics relevant to industry, so
participants from industry and students interested in industrial careers are
especially encouraged to attend on Thursday, and, if they wish, present a
poster in the poster session. A limited number of travel grants are available
for graduate students and early career researchers who present a poster.
The deadline for applying for a travel grant is March 31.

Web page:


From: Iain Duff
Date: March 10, 2016
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, France, Jun 2016

The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on
30th June and 1st July 2016. These dates are one day later than
originally broadcast so that people can attend the VECPAR meeting
earlier that week in Portugal and also be able to attend the PMAA
meeting in Bordeaux the following week.

Because of this juxtaposition, the overriding theme will be one of
parallelism but as usual any talk that has an association with
sparsity is welcome. The default length for a talk plus questions is
30 minutes but a different time is negotiable.

Requests to speak (accompanied by a title and short abstract) should
be sent to Xavier Vasseur ( and registrations (that
are free) should be made to Brigitte Yzel
( Although the deadline for these are 31st
May 2016, earlier notice will help our organization of the Days.


From: Weber
Date: March 07, 2016
Subject: Advances in Continuous Optimization, Poland, Jul 2016

Please be reminded that the deadline for abstract submission to XIVth
EUROPT 2016 Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization will be
due on Mar., 15th, 2016.

The 14th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization
organized by Institute of Control and Computation Engineering at
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, July 1-2, 2016

EUROPT2016 is the annual event of the EUROPT continuous optimization
working group of EURO (The Association of European Operational
Research Societies). This is the 14th such workshop and is held in
collaboration with the 28th annual EURO conference to be held in
Poznañ on July 3-6 2016. Talks should be related to continuous
optimization theory, algorithms, software or applications.

Call for Abstracts (max two pages): Abstracts submission is opened
since February 1, 2016. Please sign up at to create your EURO
account and submit your abstract. All accepted abstracts will be
included in the Book of Abstracts. Please be reminded that the
Deadline for Abstracts Submission is March 15, 2016.


From: Weber
Date: March 09, 2016
Subject: EURO 2016, Extended Deadline, Poland, Jul 2016

Extended Deadline of abstract submission to EURO 2016 Conference is
March 15.

Please kindly consider at EURO 2016 you will find ...
- high-quality Scholars,
- tens of presentations related to your fields of interest,
- numerous old, new and future friends waiting for you,
- Special Issues in Premium Journals offered,
- "Making an Impact" initiative events to close the gap between
academia and practice,
- many workshops, tutorials and satellite events provided,
- recruiting events and the direct contacts with Companies,
- chance of Early-Bird Registration until April 1

Please also visit our homepage, and find
us at Facebook and Twitter. For Abstract Submission please enter .


From: wei cai
Date: March 06, 2016
Subject: Excited State Electronic Structure Theories, China, Aug 2016

International Conference on Algorithms and Applications for Excited
State Electronic Structure Theories
August 8-10, 2016, CSRC, Beijing, China

Excited state electronic structure theory is one of the most active
research fields in condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry, and
plays a critical role in understanding electronic and optical
properties of materials and chemical systems, and in energy related
applications. Numerical algorithms for excited state theory typically
suffer from high computational complexity. This conference aims at
bringing leading experts in the field to introduce recent developments
of numerical algorithms and applications of excited state theory, and
to stimulate discussion among conference participants.

Invited Speakers (confirmed): Stefano Baroni, SISSA * Fabien
Bruneval,CEA, France * Guanhua Chen, Hongkong University * Roberto
Car, Princeton * Wenhui Duan, Tsinghua University * Thomas Frauenheim,
Bremen *Shiwu Gao, CSRC * Eberhardy Gross, Max Planck * Xingao
Gong,Fudan * Lixin He, USTC * Bert de Jong, LBNL * Hong Jiang,Peking *
Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard * Yosuke Kanai,UNC Chapel Hill * XinZheng
Li,Peking * Gang Lu, CSU Northridge * Sheng Meng, CAS * Oleg V
Prezhdo, USC * Eran Rabani, Berkeley * Zhigang Shuai,Tsinghua *
Giberto Teobaldi,Liverpool, * Suhuai Wei,CSRC * Xifan Wu,Temple * Chao
Yang, LBNL * Yijing Yan,HKUST * Weitao Yang, Duke * Zhenyu Zhang,USTC.


From: Franziska Robmann
Date: March 08, 2016
Subject: Numerical Methods for Wave Propagation, Switzerland, Aug 2016

Zurich Summerschool 2016: Numerical Methods for Wave Propagation
August 22-26, 2016
Universität Zürich, Institut für Mathematik, Zürich, Switzerland

Lecturers: Leszek Demkowicz; Josselin Garnier; Ralf Hiptmair; Olof
Runborg; Stefan Sauter; Christian Wieners

Numerical approximation of high frequency waves
Space-time Petrov-Galerkin Methods
Trefftz-type Methods for Computational Wave Propagation
Riemann Problem for Waves in Heterogeneous Media
Passive Imaging with Ambient Noise

Registration and further information:


From: Shaun Forth
Date: March 09, 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

Authors are asked to note that extended abstract submission for
presentations (oral or poster) to AD2016 is due to close on 31st
March. Detailed information is at

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.

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: Peter Jimack
Date: March 09, 2016
Subject: Fluid Dynamics, UK, Sep 2016

We would like to draw your attention to a new annual UK Fluids
Conference that is being organised jointly between the EPSRC Centres
for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds and Imperial College
between 7-9 September 2016.

A particular emphasis of the conference is to encourage attendance
from PhD students working in any aspects of fluid dynamics, including
numerical methods for fluids. Hence registration for PhD students
(from any countries) is heavily subsidized.

Further details, including instructions registration and abstract
submission (either for a talk or a poster), may be found at

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 18 April 2016.


From: Chauvier
Date: March 07, 2016
Subject: Numerical Methods for PDEs, France, Sep-Dec 2016

It is our pleasure to announce a Trimester (3-month program) on
"Numerical methods for PDEs", organized with the collaboration of the
Centre Emile Borel at the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris, from
September 5th to December 16th, 2016 (poster attached).

Information on the scientific programme can be found at:

The registration for the programme is free but mandatory:

Note: The deadline to apply for financial support is March 15th, 2016.

The Institut Henri Poincare can help you find a room or an apartment
during your stay in Paris.

3 conferences will be organized:
- Advanced numerical methods: Recent developments, analysis and
applications, October 3-7
- Recent developments in numerical methods for model reduction,
November 7-10
- Industry and Mathematics, November 21-25

The organisers: Daniele A. Di Pietro, Alexandre Ern, Luca Formaggia

Read more:


From: Jie Shen
Date: March 09, 2016
Subject: IMACS World Congress, China, Dec 2016

The main role of IMACS is to promote the research fields involved in
advanced simulations, where mathematics and new generation computers
are powerfully combined, in particular in recognizing new emerging

Plenary Speakers:
Andrea Bertozzi, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Franco Brezzi, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori, Pavia, Italy
Arieh Iserles, University of Cambridge, UK
Peter Monk, University of Delaware, USA
Ya-Xiang Yuan, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Zhongben Xu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

1. Call for Minisymposia proposals. A mini-symposium proposal should
consist of
- a short (max half-page) proposal description,
- list of the participants, their full affiliations along with e-mail
and be submitted via email to Professor Chuanju Xu at
by March 31, 2016. For mini-symposia with 8 or more speakers, the
Congress will waive one registration fee for the organizer(s).

2. Call for contributed talks
Abstracts of contributed talks should be submitted online at by Apr 30, 2016.

For more information, see Congress website: .


From: Talal Rahman
Date: March 13, 2016
Subject: Faculty Positions, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Bergen

The Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of
Engineering and Business Administration at the Bergen University
College, invites applications for several faculty positions in
Mathematics, Statistics and Physics.

For information about the positions, and to apply online, please visit:

Application deadline in each case is 30. march 2016.


From: Willy Doerfler
Date: March 10, 2016
Subject: Professorship Position, Applied Mathematics, KIT, Germany

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT); Karlsruhe,
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Departement of Mathematics; Institute of Applied and Numerical
Mathematics (IANM)

We are looking for candidates with a research focus in Inverse
Problems or related topics in Optimization. The candidate is expected
to cooperate with the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1173 "Wave
phenomena - analysis and numerics" (

Sufficient knowledge in the German language is required in order to
teach basic mathematics lectures for engineers. We prefer to balance
the number of female and male employees. We therefore kindly ask
female applicants to apply for this job. Applicants with disabilities
will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.

The applicant must show equivalent achievements at doctoral and
post-doctoral levels (habilitation or equivalent) in the research
field applied mathematics.

Deadline: April 10th, 2016

For detailed informations, see


From: Nick Trefethen
Date: March 13, 2016
Subject: Associate Professorship Position, NA Group, Oxford

A permanent faculty position is available in the
Numerical Analysis Group at Oxford in the area of numerical
analysis. The NA Group is part of Oxford's Mathematical
Institute in the spectacular new Andrew Wiles Building,
and the position also includes a tutorial fellowship in
Christ Church, where one of the former tutors was Lewis Carroll.
For details see and The
deadline for applications is 29 April, and the
interview process for shortlisted candidates will take place
on June 9 and 10. If you have questions, feel free to contact
me at The title of Professor may
be possible for candidates with sufficient seniority, and
candidates at all levels, including those with recent PhDs,
are encouraged to apply.


From: mathunigraz
Date: March 08, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Inverse Problems and Mathematical Imaging, Univ of Graz

The Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the
University of Graz offers a postdoc position (FWF-funded project) for
3 years.

The position is available immediately and the Application Deadline is
April, 4th 2016.


From: Stefano Galelli
Date: March 07, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Operational Hydrology, SUTD

The Pillar of Engineering Systems and Design (Singapore University of
Technology and Design), offers a two-year Postdoctoral Research
position in operational hydrology/geomorphology. The successful
applicant will collaborate with Dr. Stefano Galelli and Prof. Qihua
Ran (Zhejiang University) on the project "Engineered tools to control
soil erosion in large watersheds". Taking the Loess Plateau (China) as
study site, the project aims at (1) studying the impact of hydraulic
infrastructures (primarily check dams) on soil erosion, and (2)
developing an optimization-based decision- making tool for planning
the deployment of these infrastructures. The main areas of research
are (1) in situ experiments and numerical modeling (primarily carried
out at Zhejiang University), and (2) simulation-based optimization
(carried out at SUTD). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in
engineering, science or applied mathematics, with a strong academic
background in hydrological processes/geomorphology and
optimization. In-depth knowledge of model reduction and emulation
(surrogate) modeling techniques is an asset. Further requirements
include excellent skills in programming (e.g., MatLab,
Python). Finally, the successful candidate must be comfortable with
both team and independent work, and possess a proven record of
scientific excellence, personal initiative, and advanced proficiency
in communicating scientific findings in peer-reviewed journals and at
professional meetings.

The position is available from May 1, 2016. Attractive working
conditions include a competitive compensation, funded short-term
visits at Zhejiang University and one international conference per
year. Applications will be evaluated until a suitable candidate is
found. Interested candidates should send a motivation letter, CV, and
a list of publications to


From: Trond Steihaug
Date: March 14, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization, Univ of Bergen, Norway

The Department of Informatics/University of Bergen has a vacancy for a
post doctoral fellow in informatics for a period of 4 years.

The position will be connected to one of the six research groups of
the department: algorithms, bioinformatics, optimization, programming
theory, computer security and visualization. See the department web

The applicants must hold a PhD in informatics or mathematics, or must
have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the
application deadline. It is a condition of starting the employment
that the doctoral degree has been awarded. Moreover: Knowledge and
experience in informatics is required; solid background in informatics
and mathematics; interest for research in one of the six research

Personal skills will be emphasized. The candidates must have a great
capacity for work and enthusiasm for research. The applicants must be
able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate
good collaborative skills. The applicants must be proficient in both
written and oral English.

The successful candidate aimed at joining the optimization group
should have strong competence in the theoretical background and
numerical application of mathematical optimization. The candidate
will be expected to cooperate in an interdisciplinary setting and to
work in continuous or combinatorial optimization.

The position of post doctoral fellow is a fixed-term appointment with
the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top
academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 4
years, of which 25 per cent will be comprised of mandatory work, such
as teaching and/or administrative tasks.

Closing date for applications: 15 April 2016
Further information/Apply here:


From: Emil Constantinescu
Date: March 07, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Uncertainty Quantification, Argonne

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a
postdoctoral position in the area of uncertainty quantification and
data analysis for complex dynamical systems.

Uncertainty quantification for multiphysics applications and
assimilation of massive data sets obtained through direct observations
of real physical processes will be performed and analyzed by using
scalable algorithms. The appointee will conduct data assimilation and
statistical model building with the purpose of fusing numerical model
output and data, model calibration and validation. Applications
include power grid, climate and weather forecasting for energy
systems, and materials science. This position requires comprehensive
knowledge in one or more of the following: data assimilation,
stochastic processes, and computational/Bayesian statistics. Also
required is considerable knowledge in one or more of the following
areas: numerical algorithms and software for differential equations,
statistics, statistical mechanics, numerical optimization, and
numerical linear algebra. Good proficiency levels in scientific
programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Fortran) or Python are also
required. Experience with parallel computing and large-scale
computational science is a plus.

Each candidate should submit an application via the Argonne website
( under division postdoctoral job
openings for job requisition 400777. The application must include a
curriculum vita; list of publications, abstracts, and significant
presentations; and the names and addresses of three references, other
than Argonne staff, who can attest to the candidate's ability and
potential. For further information about division postdoctoral
appointments at Argonne, see our website. Questions can be addressed
to Dr. Emil Constantinescu (


From: Shan Zhao
Date: March 11, 2016
Subject: Call for papers, Modeling and Computations on Lipid Bilayer Membranes

The journal Molecular Based Mathematical Biology (MBMB) will publish a
special issue on "Modeling and Computations on Lipid Bilayer
Membranes". The solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

- Deformation or morphology change of lipid bilayer membranes
- Lipid transportation or localization on bilayer membranes
- Transportation of particles (molecules , ions, protons) on or
across bilayer membranes
- Modeling and simulation of membrane proteins
- Protein-membrane interactions
- Single/Collective cell migration

Before submission authors should carefully read over the Author
Guidelines, which are located at
All manuscripts are subject to the standard peer review process before
publication. Please note the publisher has waived the Article
Processing Charges for this special issue, but articles will be
open-access in accordance with the overall goals of the
journal. Prospective authors should submit their manuscript online at We are looking forward to receiving your
submissions. If you have any question, please contact Professor
Yongcheng Zhou at

Tentative Schedules: Manuscript Due: June 1, 2016; First Round of
Reviews: July 1, 2016; Anticipated Publication Date: October 1, 2016


From: Yves van Gennip
Date: March 09, 2016
Subject: Special issue of EJAM on PDE for data modelling and analysis

We are excited to announce that a forthcoming special issue of the
European Journal of Applied Mathematics (EJAM) will feature research
articles that involve partial differential equations (PDE) used in
data science.

PDE models have found their way into the data sciences, in a variety
of ways. They are used directly, for example for data assimilation,
image processing, image analysis, shape analysis, inverse problems,
computer vision, and modelling complex phenomena such as crowd motion,
opinion formation, and option pricing. PDE ideas also serve as an
inspiration to formulate and solve data problems on graphs and
networks, such as in the use of graph-discretised PDE for various
classification and community detection problems, and in the
application of Gamma-convergence to link graph and continuum
variational classification models, which is crucial for analysing
these models and for understanding their scalability. Submissions on
these and related topics are invited for this special issue.

The peer review of submissions for this special issue will be in
accordance with EJAM's mission to focus on mathematical models
inspired by real-world applications, while at the same time fostering
the development of theoretical methods with a broad range of
applicability. Further details on EJAM's mandate can be obtained from
their website:

Papers are due no later than 19 October 2016. Authors should lodge
submissions online via the EJAM website, noting in a covering letter
that their paper is for consideration for this special
issue. Publication of the special issue is expected to be in autumn

Enquiries can be directed to Yves van Gennip
( (special issue), Carola-Bibiane
Schönlieb ( (special issue), or John King
( (general enquiries).

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