NA Digest, V. 16, # 36

NA Digest Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 36

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Andreas Stathopoulos
Date: September 20, 2016
Subject: PRIMME 2.0 with SVD support and BSD license

We are pleased to announce the release of Version 2.0 of
PRIMME: PReconditioned Iterative MultiMethod Eigensolver

PRIMME is a C library for the solution of large, sparse, real
symmetric and complex Hermitian eigenvalue problems and, as of this
version, of large scale singular value problems. PRIMME implements
state-of-the-art algorithms, it is highly configurable and tunable,
but at the same time provides a simple but powerful user-interface.

New features of Version 2.0:

- Changed license to BSD 3-clause.
- Support for singular value problems.
- Support for float and complex float arithmetic.
- Support for matrix sizes larger than 2^31, even without 64-bit int
- Advanced refined and harmonic-Ritz extraction procedures.
- Significantly improved robustness and performance for interior
- Full MATLAB and F77 interfaces.
- Python interface compatible with NumPy and SciPy Library.
- Optional user-defined convergence function.
- Several performance and robustness improvements.

For questions, bugs, reports please email:

From: Bruce Bailey
Date: September 26, 2016
Subject: New Book, Discourse on Fourier Series

Announcing the September 12, 2016, publication by SIAM of:
Discourse on Fourier Series by Cornelius Lanczos

xvi + 255 pages / 978-1-611974-51-5 / Softcover / List Price $69.00 /
SIAM Member Price $48.30 / CL76

“This is a radically different approach from modern mathematics texts,
which tend to hide behind vast arrays of symbols and formalism.
Lanczos, like Feynman, was so brilliant that even very complicated
mathematics and physics seemed simple to him. His goal was to help the
reader see how simple it all was, too.” -From the foreword by John

Originally published in 1966, this well-written and still-cited text
covers Fourier analysis, a foundation of science and engineering. Many
modern textbooks are filled with specialized terms and equations that
may be confusing, but this book uses a friendly, conversational tone
to clarify the material and engage the reader. The author meticulously
develops the topic and uses 161 problems integrated into the text to
walk the student down the simplest path to a solution.

To order or for more about this book, please visit

From: Ralf Zimmermann
Date: September 23, 2016
Subject: Model Reduction of Complex Dynamical Systems, Denmark, Jan 2017

3rd Workshop on Model Reduction of Complex Dynamical Systems
ModRed 2017
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA)
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
January 11-13, 2017

Scientific Topics include, but are not limited to
- Computational methods
- Data-driven methods
- Surrogate modeling for design and optimization
- Model reduction methods in applications

October 28, 2016: Abstract submission
November 18, 2016: Acceptance notification
December 04, 2016: Registration

Further information is available at

From: Ana Loureiro
Date: September 21, 2016
Subject: School: Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, UK, Jun 2017

The next Summer School on "Orthogonal Polynomials and Special
Functions" (OPSF-S7) will be held at the University of Kent,
Canterbury, UK, June 26-30, 2017. There will be three lecture courses:

- "Properties of Orthogonal Polynomials" - Kerstin Jordaan (University
of Pretoria, South Africa)
- "Discrete Painleve Equations" - Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney,
- "Multiple Orthogonal Polynomials" - Walter Van Assche (KU Leuven,

These lecture courses will be supplemented by daily tutorial sessions
and there will also be some guest lectures. Further information will
be circulated later this year.

From: Ana Loureiro
Date: September 21, 2016
Subject: Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications, UK, Jul 2017

The next conference "Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and
Applications" (OPSFA-14) will be held at the University of Kent,
Canterbury, UK, July 3-7, 2017. The following have agreed to give
plenary lectures:

Jonathan Breuer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Sylvie Corteel (CNRS, Paris, France)
David Gomez-Ullate (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Evelyne Hubert (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France)
Arieh Iserles (University of Cambridge, UK)
Alexander Its (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA)
Arno Kuijlaars (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Marta Mazzocco (Loughborough University, UK)
Peter Miller (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Margit Roesler (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Nina Snaith (University of Bristol, UK)
Jacek Szmigielski (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)

Additionally the winner of the Szego prize will also give a plenary
talk. Further information will be circulated later this year.

See for further details and updated

From: Bulent Karasozen
Date: September 19, 2016
Subject: System Modeling and Optimization, Turkey, Jul 2017

8th IFIP TC7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization
Ankara, 17 -- 21 July 2017

Conference topics are: optimization theory, linear and nonlinear
programming, stability and sensitivity analysis, stochastic
optimization, combinatorial and discrete optimization, large-scale
optimization, optimal control governed by ODEs and PDEs, industrial
applications of optimization, modeling and optimization in information
processing, uncertainty quantification, model order reduction.

Important deadlines:
Submission of Minisymposia proposals: December 1, 2016
Minisymposia & Contributed abstracts submission: January 31, 2017

For more information about this conference contact the website

From: Michael Miksis
Date: September 20, 2016
Subject: Faculty Positions, Applied Mathematics, Northwestern Univ

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at
Northwestern University
( math/) invites
applications for two fulltime, tenure-track faculty positions. Hiring
will be focused on the assistant professor level, although exceptional
applicants at a more senior level will be considered. Requirements
include a Ph.D. and demonstrated ability to conduct high- impact
interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics. Candidates in all
areas are encouraged to apply. We are seeking candidates with strong
connections to applications who can enhance the breadth of research
activities of the department. Duties involve teaching and research.
The application package should include a curriculum vita, a statement
of research accomplishments and interests, and a statement of teaching
experience and philosophy. Send applications to In
addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three, but no more
than four letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters will be
automatically solicited from the letter writers by email after the
names are entered in the online application system.

Questions may be sent to (Subject
line: 2017 Faculty Search).

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016, and will continue
until the positions are filled.

For further information, see:

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals
with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to
apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United

From: Tony Humphries
Date: September 25, 2016
Subject: Tenure Track Position, McGill Univ

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University
invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied
mathematics. The Department expects to appoint at the Assistant
Professor level, but more senior applicants would also be considered.

The appointment is expected to be in the broad area of dynamical
systems. Applicants should have a strong analytic and numerical focus
and an active interest in problems driven by applications.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment, and
must have demonstrated excellence in mathematical research. They must
also have the desire and potential to contribute to the educational
programs of the Department at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications should be made through MathJobs.Org (Position ID:
DYNSYS). Review of applications will begin on 31 October 2016 and will
continue until the position has been filled. For further details see

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in
employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons,
persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority
sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others
who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given

From: Jan Mandel
Date: September 25, 2016
Subject: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Univ of Colorado Denver

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the
University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor position starting in August 2017. The candidate
should have research interest in an area on the interfaces of
computational mathematics and probability and statistics, such as
numerical solutions of stochastic differential equations, stochastic
analysis, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, etc. The
regular teaching load is 4 courses per year, which may be reduced for
an initial period. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong
independent research program with external funding, teach a variety of
courses at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels, and mentor
student research. The full announcement is at, requisition 06834, direct link

From: Alireza Doostan
Date: September 21, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Design Optimization of Multi-scale Systems, CU Boulder

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions available as
early as January 2017 in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department
at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The appointees will conduct fundamental research in the area of
(topology) optimization of multi-scale systems under
uncertainty. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in areas related to
computational mechanics/mathematics. Preference will be given to
applicants with strong background in multi- scale modeling as well as
familiarity with topology optimization, level set methods, and/or
uncertainty quantification techniques. Knowledge of C++ is expected;
experience with developing C++ software in teams is welcome.

The positions are for the duration of one year with the possibility of
extension to three years. The appointees will be working with
Profs. Kurt Maute and Alireza Doostan, and will participate in
research activities of the Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification
groups within the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the
University of Colorado, Boulder.

The interested candidates should submit a CV, a brief (max one page)
statement of research interests, and contact information of two
references to Prof. Maute ( Questions may be
directed to Prof. Maute.

From: Jack Dongarra
Date: September 22, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Large Scale Linear Algebra, England

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position open in the
Numerical Linear Algebra Group at the University of Manchester,
UK. The successful candidates will join Numerical Linear Algebra for
Future and Emerging Technologies (NLAFET) collaboration
(, a project funded by the European Commission
and involving the University of Manchester, INRIA, Umea University,
and STFC/RAL. They will conduct research on dense and sparse linear
algebra solvers aiming at a significant reduction of communication and
thus suitable for future and emerging large-scale computers. The
algorithms developed will be validated on several applications
targeted by NLAFET, such as computational fluid dynamics,
astrophysics, etc. A close collaboration and visits with the other
partners of the project will be involved.

Future extreme-scale supercomputers will be heterogeneous and lead to
new and challenging demands for efficient numerical algorithms and
parallel software libraries. The aim of NLAFET is to tackle these
challenges and ultimately deliver new scalable numerical libraries for
fundamental problems in numerical linear algebra, including the
solution of dense and sparse systems of equations and eigenvalue
problems. Achieving this requires a co-design effort including
developing novel algorithms, exploration of advanced scheduling
strategies and runtime systems, offline and online autotuning, as well
as avoiding communication and synchronization bottlenecks.

The position will focus on design, implementation, and evaluation of
parallel algorithms for numerical linear algebra with regards to the
extreme-scale challenges. The research will be done in close
collaboration with recognized researchers and PhD students in the
research group as well as with other partners in NLAFET.

This post offers a full-time 24-month research appointment.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Jack Dongarra. Email:

From: Dietmar Gallistl
Date: September 25, 2016
Subject: PhD Positions, KIT, Germany

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 "Wave phenomena -
analysis and numerics" offers three PhD positions (75%) under the
supervision of Dr. Rainer Mandel (Junior Research Group Leader,
Analysis) Dr. Dietmar Gallistl (Junior Research Group Leader,
Numerics) JProf. Dr. Jens Rottmann-Matthes (Project Leader,

The full description can be found under the following link

From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: September 23, 2016
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 21 (5)

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

Volume 21, Number 5, September 2016

Sergei Rogosin, Gennady Mishuris, Anna Koroleva and Anastasiya
Vinakurava, Analysis of the Unilateral Contact Problem for Biphasic
Cartilage Layers with an Elliptic Contact Zone and Accounting for
Tangential Displacements

Mohammed D. Kassim, Khaled M. Furati and Nasser-Eddine Tatar,
Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions to Nonlinear Fractional Differential

Terese Leonaviciene, Andrej Bugajev, Gerda Jankeviciute and Raimondas
Ciegis, On Stability Analysis of Finite Difference Schemes for
Generalized Kuramoto-Tsuzuki Equation with Nonlocal Boundary

Musa Cakir, A Numerical Study on the Difference Solution of Singularly
Perturbed Semilinear Problem with Integral Boundary Condition

Maria Dobkevich and Felix Sadyrbaev, On Different Type Solutions of
Boundary Value Problems

Abdelkader Krifa and Kais Bouzrara, Parametric Complexity Reduction of
Discrete-Time Linear Systems Having a Slow Initial Onset or Delay

Marin Mi{\v {s}u}r, Darko Mitrovi{\' {c}} and Andrej Novak, On the
Dirichlet-Neumann Boundary Problem for Scalar Conservation Laws

Ashis Mallick, Rajiv Ranjan, Dilip K. Prasad and Ranjan Das, Inverse
Prediction and Application of Homotopy Perturbation Method for
Efficient Design of an Annular Fin with Variable Thermal Conductivity
and Heat Generation

From: Claude Brezinski
Date: September 25, 2016
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 73 (2)

Contents, Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 73, Issue 2

Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 73, Issue 2.
Table of contents

Numerical solution and structural analysis of two-dimensional
integral-algebraic equations, S. Pishbin

Optimal global approximation of stochastic differential equations with
additive Poisson noise, Pawel Przybylowicz

An algorithm to compute the polar decomposition of a 3 x 3 matrix,
Nicholas J. Higham, Vanni Noferini

Second derivative general linear methods with inherent Runge-Kutta
stability, A. Movahedinejad, G. Hojjati, A. Abdi

A posteriori analysis: error estimation for the eighth order boundary
value problems in reproducing Kernel space, Taher Lotfi, Mehdi
Rashidi, Katauoun Mahdiani

Local analysis of a spectral correction for the Gauss-Newton model
applied to quadratic residual problems, Douglas S. Goncalves, Sandra
A. Santos

On perturbation bounds for orthogonal projections, Yan Mei Chen, Xiao
Shan Chen, Wen Li

Analysis of a meshless method for the time fractional diffusion-wave
equation, Mehdi Dehghan, Mostafa Abbaszadeh, Akbar Mohebbi

Algorithms generating images of attractors of generalized iterated
function systems, Patrycja Jaros, Lukasz Maslanka, Filip Strobin

Accelerated PMHSS iteration methods for complex symmetric linear
systems, Qing-Qing Zheng, Chang-Feng Ma

A discontinuous Galerkin method for time fractional diffusion
equations with variable coefficients, K. Mustapha, B. Abdallah,
K. M. Furati, M. Nour

A new projector based decoupling of linear DAEs for monitoring
singularities, Diana Estevez Schwarz, Rene Lamour

An hp finite element method for 4th order singularly perturbed
problems, Philippos Constantinou, Charalambia Varnava, Christos

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