NA Digest Sunday, November 17, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 39

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: New Book, Approximation and Modeling with B-Splines

Approximation and Modeling with B-Splines
Klaus Höllig and Jörg Hörner
2013 / xiv + 214 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611972-94-8 /
List Price $85.00 / SIAM Member Price $59.50 / Order Code OT132

B-splines are fundamental to approximation and data fitting, geometric
modeling, automated manufacturing, computer graphics, and numerical
simulation. With an emphasis on key results and methods that are most
widely used in practice, this textbook provides a unified introduction
to the basic components of B-spline theory: approximation methods
(mathematics), modeling techniques (engineering), and geometric
algorithms (computer science).

A supplemental Web site will provide a collection of problems with
solutions available for instructors, slides for use in lectures, and
programs with demos.

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Notation and Symbols; Chapter 1:
Polynomials; Chapter 2: Bézier Curves; Chapter 3: Rational Bézier
Curves; Chapter 4: B-Splines; Chapter 5: Approximation; Chapter 6:
Spline Curves; Chapter 7: Multivariate Splines; Chapter 8: Surfaces
and Solids; Chapter 9: Finite Elements; Notes and Comments; Appendix;
Bibliography; Index.

For more about this book, including links to its table of contents,
preface, and index, please visit


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: New Book, Numerically Solving Polynomial Systems with Bertini

Numerically Solving Polynomial Systems with Bertini, by Daniel J.
Bates, Jonathan D. Hauenstein, Andrew J. Sommese, and Charles W.

2013 / xx + 352 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611972-69-6 /
List Price $95.00 / SIAM Member Price $66.50 / Order Code SE25

This is a guide to concepts and practice in numerical algebraic
geometry — the solution of systems of polynomial equations by
numerical methods. The authors show how to apply the well-received and
widely used open-source Bertini software package to compute solutions,
including a detailed manual on syntax and usage options. The authors
also maintain a complementary webpage where readers can find
supplementary materials and Bertini input files.

The book approaches numerical algebraic geometry from a user's point
of view with numerous examples of how Bertini is applicable to
polynomial systems. It treats the fundamental task of solving a given
polynomial system and describes the latest advances in the field,
including algorithms for intersecting and projecting algebraic sets,
methods for treating singular sets, the nascent field of real
numerical algebraic geometry, and applications to large polynomial
systems arising from differential equations.

For more about this book, including links to its table of contents,
preface, and index, please visit


From: Pam Bye
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: IMA/SIAM UKIE, UK, Jan 2014

We cordially invite you to a synergistic IMA/SIAM UKIE two days of
general interest mathematics research presentations at UCL, 8- 9
January 2014.

8 January is an IMA conference on "Research and Mathematics in Higher
Education", with speakers Helen Byrne, Duncan Lawson, Demetrios
Papageorgiou, Endre Suli, Jared Tanner and Stephen Wilson; please
register via

9 January is SIAM UKIE's annual meeting, with speakers Robert MacKay,
Nick Gould, Irene Fonseca, Stephen Hendry, Niall Madden and Alain
Goriely; please register via

These promise to be an exciting two days, providing in addition an
opportunity to forge closer links between our organisations for the
benefit of mathematics.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Endre Suli (President of SIAM UKIE) and
Robert MacKay (President of the IMA)


From: Steve Taylor
Date: November 14, 2013
Subject: ANZIAM Conference, New Zealand, Feb 2014

Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand, 2nd-6th February 2014

Registration and information about the conference:

Early bird registration is available until 15th December 2013.

This annual Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied
Mathematics conference is an established gathering of applied
mathematicians, scientists and engineers, which will take place in
Rotorua, New Zealand in 2014. Rotorua’s lakes, geothermal activity,
forests and adventure activities make it an attractive location for a
conference. Just a 2.5 hour drive from Auckland, and with it’s own
airport, Rotorua is easily accessible.

Invited Speakers: Alison Etheridge (Oxford): Modelling evolution of
different genetic types in spatially structured populations; Lisa
Fauci (Tulane): Modeling the bio-fluid dynamics of reproduction:
successes and challenges; Douglas Heggie (Edinburgh): Mathematics,
Astronomy and Physics – a Three-Body Problem; Shane Henderson
(Cornell): Real-Time Control of Ambulance Fleets through Statistics,
Simulation and Optimization; Shaun Hendy (Victoria University of
Wellington, Tuck Medalist) Slippery issues in micro and nanoscale
flows; Bernd Krauskopf (Auckland): Discovering the geometry of chaos;
Geoff Mercer (ANU, Michell Medalist) Disease modelling and its impact
on policy decisions; Terry O'Kane (CSIRO, Tuck Medalist): The
statistical dynamics of geophysical flows with application to ensemble
prediction and data assimilation.


From: Pavel Solin
Date: November 17, 2013
Subject: Deadline Approaching, ESCO, Czech Republic, Jun 2014

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for submitting abstracts
and minisymposia proposals for the fourth European Seminar on
Computing (ESCO 2014) is December 15, 2013.

Conference web page:

Proceedings of ESCO 2014 will appear as a special issue of
Appl. Math. Comput. (impact factor 1.349).

Thematic areas: Theoretical results as well as applications are
welcome. Application areas include, but are not limited to:
Computational electromagnetics, Civil engineering, Nuclear
engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nonlinear dynamics, Fluid
dynamics, Climate and weather modeling, Computational ecology, Wave
propagation, Acoustics, Geophysics, Geomechanics and rock mechanics,
Hydrology, Subsurface modeling, Biomechanics, Bioinformatics,
Computational chemistry, Stochastic differential equations,
Uncertainty quantification, Computational geometry, and others.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Oszkar Biro (IGTE, Graz, Austria);
Frédéric Dufour (Ecole Centrale Nantes, CNRS, France); Herbert
Edelsbrunner (I. of Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria);
Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau (INRIA, Paris-Rocquencourt, France); Ulrich Rüde
(University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany)

Venue: The meeting takes place in the beautiful historic city of
Pilsen whose origins date back to the 13th century. Pilsen's rich
history is summarized on Wikipedia


From: Mich
Date: November 14, 2013
Subject: SCEE2014, Germany, Jul 2014

Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE 2014)
Organizers: M. Clemens, M. Guenther (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
Date: July 22 - 25, 2014
Location: Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal (Germany)

- Computational Electromagnetics
- Circuit and Device Modelling & Simulation
- Coupled problems
- Mathematical and Computational Methods
- Model Order Reduction

Contact Address:
Conference Office SCEE2014
c/o Lara Knist and Elvira Mertens
Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal
42219 Wuppertal, Germany

Phone: +49-202-439-4769
Fax: +49-202-439-4770


From: Antonella Zanna
Date: November 14, 2013
Subject: Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Uruguay, Dec 2014

The next Foundations of Computational Mathematics conference will take
place at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, between
December 11 - 20, 2014.

The conference, organised by the Society for Foundations of
Computational Mathematics, is eighth in a sequence that commenced with
the Park City, Rio de Janeiro, Oxford, Minneapolis, Santander, Hong
Kong and Budapest FoCM meetings.

The conference will follow a format tried and tested to a great effect
in former FoCM conferences: plenary invited lectures in the mornings,
theme-centered parallel workshops in the afternoons. Each workshop
extends over three days and the conference will consist of three
periods, comprising of different themes. We encourage the participants
to attend the full conference.

Each workshop will include "semi-plenary" lectures, of an interest to
a more general audience, as well as (typically shorter) talks aimed at
more technical audience.

Read more at:


From: Daniel Szyld
Date: November 17, 2013
Subject: Senior Position, Temple Univ, Philadelphia, PA

The Department of Mathematics, Temple University, as part of the
ongoing expansion of the College of Science and Technology, is
inviting applications for senior positions, at the rank of tenured
full professor.

We are seeking outstanding applicants with established, well funded,
and continuing research programs. We particularly encourage
applications from candidates with an interdisciplinary and/or
computational research focus; Temple's College of Science and
Technology is in the process of sustained growth in multidisciplinary
modeling and computational science.

Serious inquiries into the position are invited at

Complete applications will include the standard AMS Cover Sheet for
Academic Employment, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement
about current and planned research, a statement on teaching and at
least three letters of recommendation addressing research and one
letter addressing teaching. All application materials should be
submitted via

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Temple University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the
diversity of its faculty. We especially encourage applications from
women, minorities, and other under-represented groups in the
mathematical sciences.


From: Gratton
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: Permanent Position, Optimization, CERFACS, France

A position in numerical optimisation is open at CERFACS in the
Parallel Algorithms Team. The Parallel Algorithms project is looking
for a bright, motivated person with a good research record and the
ability to join existing projects in numerical optimization with a
strong initiative in pursuing new research directions. A PhD in
applied mathematics with a strong interest in numerical optimisation
and a solid experience in research. An experience with real-life
problems is appreciated. Application from young talented or
well-established researchers are welcome.

The Parallel Algorithm project aims at designing optimisation codes
and the related mathematical theory to tackle frontier problems
arising from industrial applications, including aeronautics and
geosciences. Candidates intending to work on derivative based or
derivative free algorithms are equally welcome. The present research
activity will focus on both constrained and unconstrained
optimisation. The project will address in particular issues related to
the global convergence and control of the complexity of algorithms
with respect to several aspects including noisy functions and
constraints, availability of derivatives, parallel algorithms.

The position is open as a postdoctoral position that
will (very shortly, depending on experience) be turned into a
permanent position.

Interested candidates should send applications containing cover
letter, CV (with a list of publications), the names and contacts of at
least two referees before end of January 2014 to both Serge Gratton
( and Xavier Vasseur (


From: Alf Gerisch
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Math Modelling & Sci Comp, TU Darmstadt

The Research Group Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing in the
Department of Mathematics at Technische Universität Darmstadt is
seeking applicants for five PhD and Postdoc positions ranging from two
up to four years on exciting new projects in the areas

- Multiscale Methods and Uncertainty Quantification
- Adaptive Large Eddy Simulation in Instationary System Modelling
- Simulation and Optimization of Water and Gas Supply Networks
- Parallel Numerics for Evolutionary PDEs
- Multiscale Modelling and Simulation of Mineralized Tissues

Further information is available at .

Qualified applicants should submit, preferably in one pdf-document, a
covering letter, a detailed CV, an abstract of their first degree or
PhD thesis and two letters of recommendation to the following address
quoting the reference number 429:

Prof. Dr. J. Lang, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Department of
Mathematics, Dolivostraße 15, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Application deadline: December 12, 2013


From: David Chappell
Date: November 14, 2013
Subject: Postdoc/PhD Positions, Nottingham Trent Univ, UK

A 20 month EU funded Marie Curie fellow position on high frequency
wave modelling with application to vehicle noise and vibration is
available for a March/ early April 2014 start. Salary is £55,233
p.a. plus a market rate supplement between £5,254 to £16,885. For
more details and to apply visit:

A fully funded PhD position on boundary integral modelling of
interfaces driven by fluid flow is being advertised under the Vice
Chancellor's scholarship scheme. For more details and to apply visit:


From: George Anastassiou
Date: November 17, 2013
Subject: Contents, J Concrete and Applicable Mathematics, 12 (1-2)

VOL. 12, NO.’S 1-2, 2014

Orthogonal Stability of an Additive-Quadratic Functional Equation in
Non-Archimedean Spaces, Choonkil Park, Madjid Eshaghi Gordji, Hassan
Azadi Kenary, and Jung Rye Lee

Stability of the Leibniz Additive-Quadratic Functional Equation in
Quasi-Beta Normed Space: Direct and Fixed Point Methods, Matina J.
Rassias, M. Arunkumar, and S. Ramamoorthi

Random Hybrid Proximal Point Algorithm for Fuzzy Nonlinear Set Valued
Inclusions, Salahuddin

Hyperbolic Expressions of Polynomial Sequences and Parametric Number
Sequences Defined by Linear Recurrence Relations of Order 2, Tian-Xiao
He, Peter J.-S. Shiue, and Tsui-Wei Weng

On a System of Nonlinear Differential Equations for the Model of
Totally Connected Traffic, Alexander P. Buslaev, Valery V. Kozlov

Remotality of Exposed Points, R. Khalil, S. Hayajneh, M. Hayajneh and
M. Sababheh

The Dual Reciprocity Boundary Element Method for Two-Dimensional
Burgers' Equations with Inverse Multiquadric Approximation Scheme,
M. Sarboland, and A. Aminataei

On Asymptotically Almost Automorphic C-Semigroups, G. M. N'Guérékata

On Some Problems in Multivariate Interpolation, Tom McKinley, and
Boris Shekhtman

Large Family of Pseudorandom Sequences of k Symbols Constructed by
Using Multiplicative Character, Ya Yong, and Huaning Liu

Difference Sequence Spaces of Fuzzy Real Numbers, Kuldip Raj, Suruchi
Pandoh and, Seema Jamwal

Existence of Periodic Solutions for a Class of Nonlinear Discrete
Systems, Wen-Hai Pan, and Wei Long

End of Digest