NA Digest Monday, November 25, 2013 Volume 13 : Issue 40

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Michal Kocvara
Date: November 20, 2013
Subject: PENLAB: A MATLAB solver for nonlinear semidefinite optimization

We are proud to announce the release of the first version of PENLAB.

PENLAB is a free open source software package implemented in MATLAB(r)
for nonlinear optimization, linear and nonlinear semidefinite
optimization and any combination of these. The main attention was
given to clarity of the code rather than tweaks to improve its
performance. This should allow users to better understand the code and
encourage them to edit and develop the algorithm further.

PENLAB is a young brother of our code PENNON and of a new
implementation from NAG: it can solve the same classes of problems and
uses the same algorithm. Unlike PENNON, PENLAB is open source and
allows the user not only to solve problems but to modify various parts
of the algorithm. As such, PENLAB is particularly suitable for
teaching and research purposes and for testing new algorithmic ideas.

PENLAB is distributed under GNU GPL license and should be supported on
all MATLAB versions starting from R2008a.

The distribution package includes the full source code and precompiled
mex-functions, user's manual and also an internal (programmer's)
documentation. Many examples provided in the package show various ways
of calling PENLAB and handling NLP-SDP problems.

PENLAB can be downloaded from

Jan Fiala (NAG), Michal Kocvara (Birmingham), Michael Stingl (Erlangen)


From: J. M. Littleton
Date: November 23, 2013
Subject: Call for Nominations, Peter Henrici Prize 2015

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Peter Henrici Prize 2015

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETH
Zurich and SIAM for original contributions to applied analysis and
numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied
mathematics and scientific computing. The award is intended to
recognize broad and extended contributions to these subjects, more
than a single outstanding work.

The Henrici Prize will be awarded at ICIAM 2015 to be held August
10-14, 2015, in Beijing, P. R. China. The award will include a
certificate containing the citation, a cash award of US$5000, and an
invitation to present a lecture at the congress. Reasonable travel
expenses for attendance at the congress will also be reimbursed.

A nomination should include a letter of nomination, including a
description of the contributions, a CV of the candidate, and up to
(but no more than) six (6) letters of support. Nominations should be
addressed to Professor Qiang Du, Chair, Peter Henrici Prize Selection
Committee, and sent by MAY 1, 2014, to the e-mail address given in the
call for nominations at Inquiries
should be addressed to J. M. Littleton at
Complete calls for nominations for SIAM prizes can be found at


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: November 18, 2013
Subject: New Book, Integral Equation Methods in Scattering Theory

Announcing the November 15, 2013, publication by SIAM of:

Integral Equation Methods in Scattering Theory, by David Colton and
Rainer Kress

2013 / xvi + 271 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611973-15-0 / List Price
$92.00 / SIAM Member Price $64.40 / Order Code CL72

This classic book provides a rigorous treatment of the Riesz–Fredholm
theory of compact operators in dual systems, followed by a derivation
of the jump relations and mapping properties of scalar and vector
potentials in spaces of continuous and Hölder continuous functions.
These results are then used to study scattering problems for the
Helmholtz and Maxwell equations.

Readers will benefit from a full discussion of the mapping properties
of scalar and vector potentials in spaces of continuous and Hölder
continuous functions, an in-depth treatment of the use of boundary
integral equations to solve scattering problems for acoustic and
electromagnetic waves, and an introduction to inverse scattering
theory with an emphasis on the ill-posedness and nonlinearity of the
inverse scattering problem.

To order, or for more information about this and all SIAM books,
please visit


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: November 22, 2013
Subject: New Book, Numerical Computing with Modern Fortran

Announcing the November 15, 2013, publication by SIAM of:

Numerical Computing with Modern Fortran, by Richard J. Hanson and Tim

2013 / viii + 247 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611973-11-2 / List Price
$89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / Order Code OT134

The Fortran language standard has undergone significant upgrades in
recent years (1990, 1995, 2003, and 2008). Numerical Computing with
Modern Fortran illustrates many of these improvements through
practical solutions to a number of scientific and engineering

Readers will discover techniques for modernizing algorithms written
in Fortran; examples of Fortran interoperating with C or C++
programs, plus using the IEEE floating-point standard for efficiency;
illustrations of parallel Fortran programming using coarrays, MPI,
and OpenMP; and a supplementary website with downloadable source
codes discussed in the book.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its table of
contents, preface, and index, please visit


From: Rodrigo Platte
Date: November 23, 2013
Subject: ICOSAHOM, USA, Jun 2014

ICOSAHOM, International Conference on Spectral and High-Order Methods
June 23-27 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Minisymposium Proposal: Submission Deadline, December 15 2013

The 10th International Conference on Spectral and High-Order Methods,
will be hosted by the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, on
June 23-June 27, 2014. The purpose of this conference series is to
bring together researchers and practitioners with an interest in the
theoretical, computational and applied aspects of high-order and
spectral methods for the solution of differential equations.

Plenary speakers: Susanne Brenner, Martin Costabel, Sigal Gottlieb,
Thomas Hagstrom, Ricardo Nochetto, Per-Olof Persson, Jennifer Ryan,
Thomas Wihler

All interested participants are encouraged to submit a minisymposium
proposal. For submission guidelines as well as additional conference
information, please visit the conference webpage:

If you have questions, please email us at


From: Artem Napov
Date: November 25, 2013
Subject: European Multigrid Conference, Belgium, Sep 2014

12th European Multigrid Conference
September 9 - 12, 2014
Leuven, Belgium

The next European Multigrid Conference will be held in September 2014
at Irish College in Leuven (Belgium), from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12.

Conference topics include (but are not limited to): algebraic
multigrid, multigrid for systems of PDEs, parallel multigrid, non PDE
applications, industrial applications, multilevel optimization,
Schwarz and domain decomposition methods, multiscale modeling,
data-sparse representations, sparse grids.

Confirmed plenary speakers are: Hans De Sterck (University of
Waterloo), Wolfgang Hackbusch (Max Planck Institute), Arne Nägel
(Frankfurt University), Luke Olson (University of Illinois), Dorit Ron
(Weizmann Institute of Science), Giovanni Samaey (University of
Leuven), Rob Scheichl (University of Bath), Klaus Stüben (Fraunhofer
Institute), Philippe Toint (University of Namur), Wim Vanroose
(University of Antwerp)

Abstracts: submission via conference homepage;
Deadline is May 15, 2014 (authors of "early" abstracts
received by January 15 will be notified by February 15)


From: Lara Jamieson
Date: November 19, 2013
Subject: Software Developer Position, Owlstone, Cambridge

2013-SSD Senior Software Developer

Owlstone are looking for a senior software developer to be responsible
for prototype and product software across its three business units
(industrial, scientific instrumentation, and defence and
security). Our products are used for chemical analysis, detection and
classification with users ranging from factory technicians to
analytical chemists, the military and first-responders and our core
technology has won a string of awards, most recently a Nokia Sensing
XCHALLENGE commendation.

We are seeking a candidate with experience specifying and developing
software for hardware products, across a range of operating systems.
Although much of the day-to-day work will involve writing and
maintaining code, you will also need to be able to take a step back
from implementation, and have the ability to translate user
requirements for a range of products into specifications for system
software and user tools, and to communicate the proposed approach
clearly to management.

Owlstone is a small, dynamic, friendly company where everyone can make
a real impact on the success of the company. The multi-disciplinary
team is based in Cambridge UK, and includes Microsystems, Electronics,
Software, Mechanical, Chemistry and Manufacturing departments who all
work closely on designing, prototyping, testing and productising our
innovative instruments. We offer a competitive salary package
including share options.

If you would like to join us, send a CV and letter telling us why you
fit the role to Quote reference 2013-SSD.


From: Shan Zhao
Date: November 19, 2013
Subject: Faculty Positions, Computational Math, Univ of Alabama

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Alabama invites
applications for two tenure-track positions in computational
mathematics at the Assistant Professor level starting on August 16,

The preferred research areas for these two positions will be:
1. Numerical Linear Algebra in Data Mining with application to any
field of science and engineering.

2. Computational Mathematics/Statistics in Data Mining with the focus
being specifically in the area of Cyber-Security. Candidates in
other areas of computation will also be considered.

Candidates must possess a doctorate in mathematics, statistics, or a
closely related field. Applicants must apply online at and, and arrange for three
letters of recommendation, one of which may address teaching, to be
sent to The review process starts on December 1, 2013
and continues until the position is filled.


From: Misha Kilmer
Date: November 20, 2013
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Scientific Computing, Tufts Univ

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position
Scientific Computing

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor
position in Scientific Computing, to begin September 1, 2014.
Applicants must hold a doctorate by the beginning of the appointment,
and must show promise of outstanding research in the area of
Scientific Computing. Potential for excellence in college- level
teaching also required. Preference will be given to candidates who
show strong potential for interaction with existing applied
mathematics research efforts in the department, including
computational PDEs, computational neuroscience, numerical linear
algebra, computational fluid dynamics, and inverse problems.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a
research statement, and a teaching statement. These documents should
be submitted electronically through In
addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be submitted electronically on their behalf through If a recommender cannot submit online, we
will also accept signed PDF attachments sent to or paper letters mailed to SC Search
Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics, Bromfield-Pearson Hall,
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013 and will
continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our
faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply.


From: Tzanio Kolev
Date: November 22, 2013
Subject: Postdoc Position, High-order Multi-physics ALE, LLNL

There is an immediate opening for a postdoc in the Center for Applied
Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the
area of high-order finite element methods for multi-physics
simulations involving coupled arbitrary Lagrangian- Eulerian (ALE)
hydrodynamics and multi-group radiation diffusion. The successful
candidate will design and analyze new finite element discretization
algorithms, develop software on massively parallel computers, conduct
investigations into the performance of the methods, and work in a
multidisciplinary team environment that encourages participation in
the academic research community while focusing on problems of interest
to LLNL programs. For full text and to apply, go to


or visit and search for posting 11879.


From: Thomas Strohmer
Date: November 18, 2013
Subject: Postdoc Position, Mathematics, UC Davis

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis,
is soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with a
starting date between March 2014 and October 2014. To be considered
for the Postdoctoral Scholar position, the Department seeks applicants
with a strong knowledge base in Sparse Approximations, Compressive
Sensing, Numerical Algorithms and/or Optimization. A Ph.D. in
Mathematics or the equivalent is required by August 31, 2014. The
position requires working on research related to a defense-based
project (sponsored by DTRA/NSF), led by Professor Thomas Strohmer. The
research is concerned with developing theory and algorithms for phase
retrieval, hyper spectral imaging, and signal recovery in connection
with threat detection. The candidate should also have excellent
programming skills in Matlab. The annual salary of this position is
$60,000, plus some travel funds. The position carries no teaching
duties the first two years, but teaching may be possible upon
request. The third year may be a 9-month position with 50% teaching
and 50% research. The appointment is renewable for a total of up to
three years, assuming satisfactory performance. The UC Davis Math and
Applied Math programs have been ranked among the nation’s top programs
by the National Research Council in its most recent report. Additional
information about the Department may be found at Our postal address is Department of
Mathematics, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA
95616-8633. Applications will be accepted until the positions are
filled. To guarantee full consideration, the application should be
received by December 15, 2013 by submitting the AMS Cover Sheet and
supporting documentation electronically through The University of California is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


From: Paul Constantine
Date: November 21, 2013
Subject: PhD Fellowship Position, Computational Science

The Colorado School of Mines Department of Applied Mathematics and
Statistics is pleased to announce the Ben L. Fryrear Ph.D. Fellowship
in Computational Science. The fellowship includes up to four years of
full tuition, benefits, $33k yearly stipend, and a budget for
conference travel. The first six semesters will consist of research
activities with Dr. Paul G. Constantine, the Ben L. Fryrear Assistant
Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Research areas of
interest include but are not limited to: uncertainty quantification;
dimension reduction and reduced-order modeling; algorithms for
high-performance computing; computational methods for differential
equations; and data analysis and visualization.

For the final two semesters, the Fryrear Fellow will be the instructor
of record for an undergraduate mathematics class.

Applicants must meet all requirements for admission to the graduate
program in computational and applied mathematics. Preference will be
given to applicants with a strong background in computational
science. To apply, follow the standard procedure for applying to
graduate school at CSM; the deadline is February 1, 2014. Directions
can be found at

Additionally, applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a two-page
personal statement addressing research interests and qualifications to by February 1, 2014. Early submission of
these documents is strongly encouraged. For more information about the
Fryrear Fellowship, go to


From: Henning Meyerhenke
Date: November 21, 2013
Subject: PhD Position, Parallel Algorithms, KIT Karlsruhe

You love algorithms, their analysis and efficient implementation? You
are looking for a PhD position?

The group "Theoretical Computer Science / Parallel Computing" at the
Department of Informatics of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
(Germany) is inviting applications for the full-time position of a

PhD Student / Research Assistant (m/f) (pay grade 13 TV-L)

starting in February 2014 or later.

Please find more info on the position, the applicant's requirements,
and the submission procedure at:

Submission deadline: Dec 8, 2013


From: Tan Bui
Date: November 21, 2013
Subject: PhD Positions, Fall 2014, ICES, UT Austin

The Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM)
Graduate Program at the Institute for Computational Engineering and
Sciences (ICES, at The University of Texas
at Austin is now accepting applications for Fall 2014.

The CSEM Program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares
students for the field of computational and mathematical modeling.
Students complete advanced coursework in three areas:

- Applicable mathematics
- Numerical analysis and scientific computation
- Mathematical modeling and applications

Premier 4-year fellowships are available for qualified students. These
fellowships provide an annual stipend, full tuition benefits, and an
allocation for health insurance. All applicants to the PhD program
are considered for financial support.

Application deadline is December 15, 2013. See website below for
admissions information. Questions should be directed to


From: Axel Ruhe
Date: November 18, 2013
Subject: Contents, BIT Numerical Mathematics, 53 (4)

Volume 53 . Number 4 . December 2013

Preface to BIT 53:4,
A. Ruhe 821

Mean-square A-stable diagonally drift-implicit integrators of weak
second order for stiff Itô stochastic differential equations,
A. Abdulle . G. Vilmart . K.C. Zygalakis, 827

A constructive approach to cubic Hermite Fractal Interpolation
Function and its constrained aspects, A.K.B. Chand . P. Viswanathan,

G-symplecticity implies conjugate-symplecticity of the underlying
one-step method, R. D’Ambrosio . E. Hairer . C.J. Zbinden, 867

Numerical integration based on trivariate C2 quartic spline quasi-
interpolants, C. Dagnino . P. Lamberti . S. Remogna, 873

Some issues related to double rounding, É. Martin-Dorel . G. Melquiond
. J.-M. Muller, 897

Sparse tensor edge elements, R. Hiptmair . C. Jerez-Hanckes
. C. Schwab, 925

On the convergence of Ritz pairs and refined Ritz vectors for
quadratic eigenvalue problems, T.-M. Huang . Z. Jia . W.-W. Lin, 941

Robust dropping criteria for F-norm minimization based sparse
approximate inverse preconditioning, Z. Jia . Q. Zhang, 959

Convergence analysis of HSS-multigrid methods for second-order
nonselfadjoint elliptic problems, S. Li . Z. Huang, 987

Extended Chebyshev spaces in rationality, M.-L. Mazure, 1013

A memory-efficient model order reduction for time-delay systems,
Y. Zhang . Y. Su, 1047


From: Badih Ghusayni
Date: November 21, 2013
Subject: Contents, Intl J of Mathematics and Computer Science, 8 (2)

Contents, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science
Vol. 8, no. 2, 2013

1) A Note on Stable Matchings by Adam Blumenthal and Peter Johnson

2) New Computational Results on some Methods with Fortran in
Optimization by J. O. Omolehin, I. Abdullahi, and K. Rauf.

3) Indices of Distances: Characteristics and Detection of Abnormal
Points by Hicham Y. Abdallah.


From: George Anastassiou
Date: November 21, 2013
Subject: Contents, J Applied Functional Analysis, 9 (1-2)

VOL. 9, NO.’S 1-2, 2014

On an Abstract Nonlinear Volterra Integrodifferential Equation with
Nonlocal Condition, Haribhau. L. Tidke, and Rupesh T. More, 13

Fixed Points and Orthogonal Stability of Functional Equations in
Non-Archimedean Spaces, Choonkil Park, Yeol Je Cho, Prasit Cholamjiak,
And Suthep Suantai, 25

On the Generalized Sumudu Transforms, S.K.Q. Al-Omari, 42

Lévy-Khinchin Type Formula for Elementary Definitizable Functions on
Hypergroups, A. S. Okb-El-Bab, and H. A. Ghany, 54

*-Regularity of Operator Space Projective Tensor Product of C*-
Algebras, Ajay Kumar, and Vandana Rajpal, 70

Chebyshev Cardinal Functions for Solutions of Transport Equation,
Paria Sattari Shajari, and Karim Ivaz, 81

Multiple Positive Solutions for Boundary Value Problem of Nonlinear
Fractional Differential Equation, A. Guezane-Lakoud, and S. Bensebaa,

Coupled Fixed Point Theorems in Cone Metric Spaces for a General Class
of G-contractions, M.O. Olatinwo, 98

Non-Linear Symmetric Positive Systems, Jaime Navarro, 108

On Expectation of Some Products of Wick Powers, Teresa Bermúdez,
Antonio Martinón, Emilio Negrín, 127

Solving Nonlinear Klein-Gordon Equation with High Accuracy
Multiquadric Quasi-Interpolation Scheme, M. Sarboland, and A.
Aminataei, 132

A Note on Strong Differential Subordinations using Sălăgean Operator
and Ruscheweyh Derivative, Alina Alb Lupaș, 144

New Iterative Algorithms with Errors for Approximating Zeroes of m-
accretive Operators, Heng-you Lan, and Yeol Je Cho, 153

Numerical Methods to Solving of Volterra Integro-Differential
Equations, Galina Y. Mehdiyeva, Mehriban N. Imanova, and Vagif R.
Ibrahimov, 164

Closed-Form Solutions to Discrete-Time Portfolio Optimization
Problems, Martin Bohner, and Mathias Göggel, 176


From: Chi-Wang Shu
Date: November 18, 2013
Subject: Contents, J of Scientific Computing, 57 (3)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 57, Number 3, December 2013

An Efficient Approximate Residual Evaluation in the Adaptive Tensor
Product Wavelet Method, Sebastian Kestler and Rob Stevenson,

Probabilistic Upper Bounds for the Matrix Two-Norm, Michiel
E. Hochstenbach, pp.464-476.

An O(NlogN) Fast Direct Solver for Partial Hierarchically
Semi-Separable Matrices, Sivaram Ambikasaran and Eric Darve,

Iterated Fast Collocation Methods for Integral Equations of the Second
Kind, Zhongying Chen, Guangqing Long, Gnaneshwar Nelakanti and
Yongdong Zhang, pp.502-517.

Strong Stability for Runge–Kutta Schemes on a Class of Nonlinear
Problems, Inmaculada Higueras, pp.518-535.

General DG-Methods for Highly Indefinite Helmholtz Problems,
J.M. Melenk, A. Parsania and S. Sauter, pp.536-581.

An Efficient High-Order Time Integration Method for Spectral-Element
Discontinuous Galerkin Simulations in Electromagnetics, Misun Min and
Paul Fischer, pp.582-603.

Two-Step Greedy Algorithm for Reduced Order Quadratures, Harbir Antil,
Scott E. Field, Frank Frank Herrmann, Ricardo H. Nochetto and Manuel
Tiglio, pp.604-637.

A Symmetry-Based Decomposition Approach to Eigenvalue Problems, Jun
Fang, Xingyu Gao and Aihui Zhou, pp.638-669.

A Spectral-Element Method for Transmission Eigenvalue Problems, Jing
An and Jie Shen, pp.670-688.


From: SibJNM
Date: November 19, 2013
Subject: Contents, Siberian J of Numerical Mathematics, 16 (4)

CONTENTS, Siberian Journal of Numerical Mathematics
Volume 16, No. 4, 2013

For information to contributors and about subscriptions

Artemiev S.S., Korneev V.D., Yakunin M.A., Numerical solution to
stochastic differential equations with a random structure on
supercomputers (in Russian), pp. 303-311

Zadorin A.I., Zadorin N.A., An analogue of Newton--Cotes formula with
four nodes for a function with a boundary-layer component (in
Russian), pp. 313-323

Mastryukov A.F., The numerical solution of the inverse problem for
Maxwell's equations based on the Laguerre functions (in Russian),
pp. 325-335

Nikolaev V.E., Ivanov G.I., Rozhin I.I., Numerical modeling of the
influence of heat exchange of reservoir beds with enclosing rocks on
gas production from a single well (in Russian), pp. 337-346

Okuonghae R.I., A class of A($\alpha$)-stable numerical methods for
stiff problems in ordinary differential equations (in Russian),
pp. 347-364

Rozhenko A.I., Shaidorov T.S., On spline approximation with a
reproducing kernel method (in Russian), pp. 365-376

Rybakov K.A., An approximate solution of the optimal nonlinear
filtering problem for stochastic differential systems by statistical
modeling (in Russian), pp. 377-391

Tarakanov V.I., Lysenkova S.A., Nesterenko M.V., The precession of a
parametric oscillation pendulum with the Cardano suspension (in
Russian), pp. 393-404

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