NA Digest Monday, June 30, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 21

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Iain Duff
Date: June 25, 2014
Subject: Talks Available, Sparse Days at CERFACS, 2014

The annual Sparse Days meeting was held at CERFACS on 5 and 6 June
this year. It was as usual a memorable meeting with a good attendance
of nearly 60 of whom only half were from France with more than ten
from USA. There were some excellent talks and PDF files for these are
now available from our web site:


From: Andreas Steinbrecher
Date: June 29, 2014
Subject: Extension, MSO-Tools, Germany, Sep 2014

Workshop MSO-Tools 2014
Modeling, Simulation and Optimisation Tools
29.-30. Sep. 2014, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Please use abstract submission form
to submit an abstract until July 15, 2014.

This workshop will focus on various aspects of modeling, simulation
and optimization (MSO) Tools for dynamical multi-physics systems. The
aim is to bring together developers and users of MSO tools together
with people working in practice. The workshop will offer the
possibility for detailed discussions and the initiation of
cooperations for scientists in academia and industry working on or
with MSO tools.

Invited Speakers: Martin Arnold; Lorenz T. Biegler; Christof Büskens;
Jens Lang; Christoph Nytsch-Geusen; Martin Otter; Oliver Röhrle; Joost

Deadline for abstract submission: July 15, 2014.
Deadline for registration: August 31, 2014.
Workshop web page:
Registration Fee: 60 Euro

For additional information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann,, or
Dr. Andreas Steinbrecher,


From: Peter Bastian
Date: June 30, 2014
Subject: SPPEXA Workshop, Germany, Dec 2014

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts to the workshop on
"Numerical Methods for High-Performance Computers", Heidelberg,
Germany, December 1-3, 2014.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together computer scientists and
mathematicians to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in
numerical methods for the solution of partial differential equations
and related fields in order to discuss the mutual implications of
expected exascale hardware and these numerical algorithms. There will
be 10 invited presentations as well as contributed talks. More
information regarding contribution and registration can be obtained
from .

The workshop is part of DFG's Priority Programme 1648 "Software for
Exascale Computing" ( and will be held at the
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of the University of
Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, December 1-3, 2014.


From: Dugald Duncan
Date: June 23, 2014
Subject: Faculty Position, Analysis & Applications, Heriot-Watt Univ, UK

The Department of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
invites applications for Lectureships in 'Mathematical Analysis and
its Applications' (interpreted broadly, so this would include, for
example, numerical analysis of ODEs, PDEs, integral equations,
stochastic ODEs & PDEs etc.).

Note that our university uses 'Assistant Professor' in place of the
standard UK terminology 'Lecturer' and that these advertised positions
are open-ended.

For further information see
Informal inquiries can be made to:
Prof Bryan Rynne, Head of Department,

The closing date for applications is Friday 4 July 2014.


From: Rolf Stenberg
Date: June 24, 2014
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Aalto Univ, Helsinki

At Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland we have an open tenure track
position for an Assistant Professor, see:

At the Institute for Mathematics and Systems Analysis one focus area
is Numerical Analysis, and hence we hope to get good applicants from
this field.

Aalto is new university created by a merger of the former Helsinki
University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics, and the
University of Art and Design Helsinki.

The dead-line for the application is July 25, 2014.


From: Martin Hanke
Date: June 26, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Johannes Gutenberg Univ Mainz

Starting October 2014 there is an opening for a two year postdoc
position at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Professor
Martin Hanke), with the option of extension. The postdoc will be
collaborating with mathematicians and theoretical chemists in the
project "Inverse Problems in Coarse-Grained Particle Simulations"
within the collaborative research center "Multiscale Simulation
Methods for Soft-Matter Systems". The goal of this project is the
development and implementation of effective potentials for coarse
grained particle simulations.

The applicand should have a PhD in applied mathematics, expertise
in inverse problems theory and/or mathematical physics.

The salary will be according to the pay scale of a public employee,
EG 13.

Applications should be send to Jutta Gonska (
no later than July 20, 2014, including
- CV
- list of publications
- brief statement of research interests and experience
- contact information for 3 referees

The full details of the job opening can be found at


From: Anna-Karin Tornberg
Date: June 25, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, NA, Royal Inst of Technology (KTH)

The numerical analysis group of the department of mathematics at the
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is Stockholm, Sweden, is offering
a two-year postdoc position. The research project will be focused
towards development of numerical methods primarily for applications
within micro-fluidics (fluid dynamics at the micro scale). The
algorithms will to a large extent be based on boundary integral
equations, and the project will span over theory, algorithms, software
and applications.

This two-year position is intended to start January 2015 (can be
discussed). The ad can be found at

For enquires, please contact professor Anna-Karin Tornberg,


From: Waltraud Ben Salem
Date: June 24, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerics of PDE, Univ Vienna

At the University of Vienna one position of University Assistant
(post doc) at the Faculty of Mathematics (40 hours/week; duration
of employment 4 years; starting September 1, 2014) is open.

The application deadline is July 9, 2014.

Information for application:
Identification number: 4919 (Finite Element approximation of

Areas of work: The advertised post doc positions are associated with
the chair for Numerics of PDE's of Prof. Ilaria Perugia
( Topics of current interest to the
group include non standard finite element methods, such as
Discontinuous Galerkin methods, finite elements with operator-based
(Trefftz) approximating spaces, and mimetic/virtual element methods,
for problems arising in acoustics,electromagnetics, elasticity, and
reaction- diffusion. The job holder's responsibilities include
independent research and holding classes due to extent regulations of
wage agreement and the usual administrativeduties.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on
its faculty, particularly in high level positions, and therefore
specifically invites applications by women.


From: Francisco Louzada
Date: June 26, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Statistics, Univ of São Paulo

The recently established 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 efficient Monte Carlo
schemes for high dimensional spaces and big industrial and medical
data. The fellow will work under the direction of Professor Francisco
Louzada 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, 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.

To apply please E-mail (only PDF files), up to 15th July, 2014, 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 for three
references (no letters please).

Please indicate “CEPID Postdoc” in the subject field of the message.


From: Ron Boisvert
Date: June 23, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Positions, NIST

The US National Research Council (NRC) Associateship Program is
accepting applications for two-year appointments for postdoctoral
research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder,Colorado. Among the topic areas
of interest are dynamical systems, combinatorial and discrete
algorithms, complexity theory, applied optimization and control,
finite element methods, quantitative visualization,
parallel/distributed computing, and verification, validation, and
uncertainty quantification in scientific computing. Of particular
interest are applications in materials science, electromagnetics,
optoelectronics, network science, quantum information, cryptography,
computer security, and software testing. For details see

Competition for postdoctoral awards across all NIST technical program
areas is managed by the NRC. Applications must be submitted directly
to the NRC; the deadline for applications is August 1. Candidates are
urged to contact potential advisers in advance of submission. An
additional competition is held in the winter, with an application
deadline of February 1. Note that the NRC program at NIST is
restricted to US citizens.


From: Christoph Erath
Date: June 26, 2014
Subject: Research Assistant Position, Num Meth for PDEs, TU Darmstadt

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position (PhD or
PostDoc position) at the department of mathematics at TU Darmstadt
Germany. In particular, the numerical analysis and scientific
computing groups (Prof. H. Egger and C. Erath) are looking for a
candidate in numerical methods and analysis for partial differential

For more information follow the link in german

or in english


From: Michele Benzi
Date: June 29, 2014
Subject: Extension, SISC Special Section on Iterative Methods

The deadline for submission of papers to the special section of SISC
(SIAM journal on Scientific Computing) devoted to the Copper Mountain
Conference on Iterative Methods has been extended to July 31, 2014.

Papers on all aspects of iterative methods are welcome. As a
reminder, submission is open to all, not just to those who attended
the 2014 Copper Mountain Conference.

For submission instructions please visit

Michele Benzi
Editor-in-Charge, SISC Copper Mountain Special Section


From: Jari Toivanen
Date: June 25, 2014
Subject: Special Issue, Computational Methods in Finance

International Journal of Computer Mathematics (IJCM) solicits original
research papers for the special issue on Computational Methods in

For more information on this special issue see

Papers are submitted online via manuscript central through During submission
please indicate that your paper is for a special issue and enter the
title 'Computational Finance' when prompted.

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014.


From: Fikret Aliev
Date: June 27, 2014
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 13 (2)

Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal
Vol.13, No.2, June 2014,

T.M. Aliev, N. Saad, I. Turan, Casimir Force in Warped Higher
Dimensional Models (Survey), pages: 147-174

M. Ashraf, S. Asghar, M.A. Hossain , The Computational Study of the
Effects of Magnetic Field and Free Stream Velocity Oscillation on
Boundary Layer Flow Past a Magnetized Vertical Plate, pages: 175-193

O.R. Gabasova, On Optimal Control of Linear Hybrid Systems with
Terminal Constraints, pages: 194-205

V. Eldem, G. Åžahan, Structure and Stability of Bimodal Systems in R3:
Part 1, pages: 206-229

F. Aman, A. Ishak, Stagnation-Point Flow and Heat Transfer Over a
Nonlinearly Stretching Sheet in a Micropolar Fluid with Viscous
Dissipation, pages: 230-238

O. Akin, T. Khaniyev, O. Oruc, I.B. Turksen, Some Possible Fuzzy
Solutions for Second Order Fuzzy Initial Value Problems Involving
Forcing Terms, pages: 239-249

E.M. Shahverdiev, P.A. Bayramov, M.V. Qocayeva, Coupling-Dependent
Synchronization Switching in Time Delay Laser Systems, pages: 250-256

E.R. Zeynalov, P.S. Jafarov, A Method to the Analytic Synthesis for
Fuzzy Controller’s in the Objects with Delay Argument, pages: 257-265

F.A. Aliev, V.B. Larin, Comments on “On Computing the Stabilizing
Solution of a Class of Discrete-Time Periodic Riccati Equations” by
V. Dragan, S. Aberkane and I.G. Ivanov, pages: 266-267

V. Dragan, S. Aberkane, I.G. Ivanov, Reply to the Comments on “On
Computing the Stabilizing Solution of a Class of Discrete-Time
Periodic Riccati Equations” by V. Dragan, S. Aberkane and I.G. Ivanov,
pages: 268-269


From: Chi-Wang Shu
Date: June 30, 2014
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 60 (2)

Journal of Scientific Computing
Volume 60, Number 2, August 2014

Computing Extremal Teichmüller Map of Multiply-Connected Domains Via
Beltrami Holomorphic Flow, Tsz Ching Ng, Xianfeng Gu and Lok Ming Lui,

A Multigrid Method for Helmholtz Transmission Eigenvalue Problems, Xia
Ji, Jiguang Sun and Hehu Xie, pp.276-294.

Numerical Approximation of Second-Order Elliptic Problems in Unbounded
Domains Tahar Z. Boulmezaoud, Samy Mziou and Tahar, Boudjedaa,

Optimal Strong-Stability-Preserving Runge–Kutta Time Discretizations
for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods, Ethan J. Kubatko, Benjamin
A. Yeager and David I. Ketcheson, pp.313-344.

Nonperiodic Trigonometric Polynomial Approximation, Hillel Tal-Ezer,

A Class of Incomplete Riemann Solvers Based on Uniform Rational
Approximations to the Absolute Value Function, Manuel J. Castro, Jose
M. Gallardo and Antonio Marquina, pp.363-389.

A New Error Analysis of Crank–Nicolson Galerkin FEMs for a Generalized
Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation, Jilu Wang, pp.390-407.

A Multilayer Method for the Hydrostatic Navier-Stokes Equations: A
Particular Weak Solution, E.D. Fernandez-Nieto, E.H. Kone and T.
Chacon Rebollo, pp.408-437.

An Asymptotic Preserving Method for Linear Systems of Balance Laws
Based on Galerkin’s Method, Jochen Schutz, pp.438-456.

Exploiting Batch Processing on Streaming Architectures to Solve 2D
Elliptic Finite Element Problems: A Hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin
(HDG) Case Study, James King, Sergey Yakovlev, Zhisong Fu, Robert
M. Kirby and Spencer J. Sherwin, pp.457-482.


From: R. Ciegis
Date: June 25, 2014
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 19 (3)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations
ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online, Electronical edition:, Volume 19, Number 3, June 2014


Alina Ganina, Uno H\"amarik and Urve Kangro, On the
Self-Regularization of Ill-Posed Problems by the Least Error
Projection Method, 299-308

Juan Carlos Mu\~noz Grajales, Existence and Numerical Approximation of
Solutions of an Improved Internal Wave Model, 309-333

Ana Isabel Mu\~{n}oz and Jos\'{e} Ignacio Tello, Mathematical Analysis
and Numerical Simulation in Magnetic Recording, 334-346

Colin P. Please, Neville D. Fowkes, David P. Mason, Masood M.
Khalique, Ashleigh Jane Hutchinson, Maryke Rademeyer, Richard Loubser
and Steve Davis, Extraction of Molasses from Sugar Crystals in a
Centrifuge, 347-358

Jadallah M. Jawdat, Ishak Hashim, Beer S. Bhadauria and Shaher Momani,
On Onset of Chaotic Convection in Couple-Stress Fluids, 359-370

Clara Viberti and Ezio Venturino, An Ecosystem with HTII Response and
Predators' Genetic Variability, 371-394

Yuji Liu, Multiple Positive Solutions of BVPs for Singular Fractional
Differential Equations with Non-Caratheodory Nonlinearities, 395-416

Natalija Sergejeva, On Solvability of the Damped Fu\v{c}\'{i}k Type
Problem with Integral Condition, 417-429

Zhenyu Zhao, Ou Xie, Lei You and Zehong Meng, A Truncation Method
Based on Hermite Expansion for Unknown Source in Space Fractional
Diffusion Equation, 430-442


From: Claude Brezinski
Date: June 29, 2014
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 66 (3)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 66, Number 3.

Influence of the multiplicity of the roots on the basins of attraction
of Newton’s method, Jose M. Gutierrez, Luis J. Hernandez-Paricio,
Miguel Maranon-Grandes, M. Teresa Rivas-Rodríguez

Useful properties of the coefficients of the Slevinsky-Safouhi formula
for differentiation, Richard M. Slevinsky, Hassan Safouhi

Simultaneous multidiagonalization for the CS decomposition, Kingston
Kang, William Lothian, Jessica Sears, Brian D. Sutton

A new piecewise spectral homotopy analysisof the Michaelis-Menten
enzymatic reactions model, S. Shateyi, S.S. Motsa, Y. Khan

A continuously differentiable filled function method for global
optimization, Hongwei Lin, Yuelin Gao, Yuping Wang

On linearly related orthogonal polynomials in several variables,
Manuel Alfaro, Ana Pena, Teresa E. Perez, M. Luisa Rezola

Lopsided PMHSS iteration method for a class of complex symmetric
linear systems, Xu Li, Ai-Li Yang, Yu-Jiang Wu

Error bounds for Gauss-type quadratures with Bernstein–Szego weights,
Aleksandar Pejcev

Chebyshev acceleration of iterative refinement, M. Arioli, J. Scott

An approximate eigensolver for self-consistent field calculationsm
Harald Hofstaetter, Othmar Koch

Application of Sinc-Galerkin method to singularly perturbed parabolic
convection-diffusion problems, J. Rashidinia, A. Barati, M. Nabati

Optimization technique in solving laminar boundary layer problems with
temperature dependent viscosity, R. Naseri, A. Malek

Erratum to: On computing quadrature-based bounds for the A-norm of the
error in conjugate gradients, Gerard Meurant, Petr Tichy

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