- Today's Editor:
- Daniel M. Dunlavy
- Sandia National Labs
- dmdunla@sandia.gov

- Revision 6.0.1 of Scotch is out
- Extreme Fluids, Germany, Nov 2014
- Inverse Problems and Optimal Control, Hong Kong, Dec 2014
- Tensors and Matrices, China, Dec 2014
- WAVES 2015, Germany, July 2015
- HPC Scientific Software Engineer Position, CIMNE/UPC
- Assistant Professor Position, Applied Math, Colorado School of Mines
- Junior Professor Position, Mathematics, JMU Wuerzburg
- Fellowship -> Tenured Positions, Univ of Strathclyde
- Postdoc Position, CS, William and Mary
- Postdoc Positions, Computational Biology
- PhD Position, Continuous Optimization, Univ of Goettingen
- PhD Position, High Performance Scientific Computing, KTH
- Contents, BIT, 54 (3)
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From: François Pellegrini francois.pellegrini@labri.fr

Date: September 20, 2014

**Subject: Revision 6.0.1 of Scotch is out
**

We announce the release, as libre/free software, of revision 6.0.1 of

the SCOTCH and PT-SCOTCH software package and library for sequential

and parallel graph partitioning, sequential and parallel graph

clustering, sequential mesh/hypergraph partitioning and static

mapping, and sequential and parallel sparse matrix block ordering.

While revision 6.0.1 is technically a bugfix release, with no apparent

new features, much has changed "under the hood".

- Sequential algorithms for repartitioning and (re)partitioning with

fixed vertices have been improved.

- Multithreading issues have been solved.

- From now on, there is no separate "*_esmumps" version for

interfacing with the MUMPS solver. The additional libraries can be

generated by running "make esmumps" for the sequential libraries and

"make ptesmumps" for the parallel libraries.

Parallel static mapping and parallel direct k-way graph repartitioning

with fixed vertices will be available in release 6.1.

Scotch can be freely downloaded, under the terms of the CeCILL-C free

software license. To ease the development, diffusion, and circulation

of information regarding the SCOTCH project, most of its resources are

hosted on the InriaGforge platform provided by INRIA. Please refer to

the SCOTCH web pages at:

https://gforge.inria.fr/projects/scotch/

http://www.labri.fr/~pelegrin/scotch/

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From: Dominik Meidner meidner@ma.tum.de

Date: September 19, 2014

**Subject: Extreme Fluids, Germany, Nov 2014
**

We would like to announce the symposium "Simulation and Optimization

of Extreme Fluids", November 10-12, 2014 at the IWH (Internationales

Wissenschaftsforum) Heidelberg. See the web-page http://numerik.uni-

hd.de/~sopef for details.

The focus of this symposium is on modern simulation and optimization

approaches for flows at extreme configurations, such as nonlinear

material behavior, high pressures, high Reynolds or Weissenberg

numbers or those including free surfaces or particles.

We invite you to submit an abstract for a 25 minute talk during this

symposium. Please register with an email to sopef@iwr.uni-

heidelberg.de not later than October 10th.

Further, we want to draw your attention to the subsequent winter

school "Simulation and Optimization of Extreme Fluids", November 13-

14, 2014 at the IWR (Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific

Computing) in Heidelberg.

See http://numerik.uni-hd.de/~sopef/school.html for details.

Students can register for this winter school by mail to

sopef@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de not later than October 10th.

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From: Eric Chung tschung@math.cuhk.edu.hk

Date: September 24, 2014

**Subject: Inverse Problems and Optimal Control, Hong Kong, Dec 2014
**

International Conference on Inverse Problems and Optimal Control

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

December 4-6, 2014

Inverse Problems has become a very active, interdisciplinary and

well-established research area over the past two decades, the same as

Optimal Control. Both areas are closely related to each other and have

found wide applications in engineering, industry, medicine, as well as

life and earth sciences.

This international conference aims to provide a forum for researchers

from the world to present and exchange their latest research

achievements on Inverse Problems and Optimal Control, as well as their

applications. It also aims to promote collaborative research on

Inverse Problems and Optimal Control between China and the rest of the

world. This conference will encourage international collaboration and

interactive activities on Inverse Problems and Optimal Control and

provide an opportunity for young researchers to learn the current

state of the art in the fields and present their recent research

results as well.

In addition to the invited talks, contributed talks are

welcome. Moreover, some financial supports are available for young

researchers and graduate students.

See website for more details:

http://www.math.cuhk.edu.hk/conference/ipoc2014/

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From: Richard Xu cqxurichard@gmail.com

Date: September 23, 2014

**Subject: Tensors and Matrices, China, Dec 2014
**

The 2014 conference on Tensors and Matrices and their Applications

(TMA2014) will be held in Suzhou, China, Dec. 16-19, 2014. The goal of

TMA2014 is to bring these researchers working in tensors and the

matrix theory or their applications to discuss novel methods and

applications as well as theoretical advances.

TMA2014 is endorsed by The International Linear Algebra Society(ILAS)

and is jointly sponsored by The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ.(HK PolyU),

Fudan Univ., Jiangsu Normal Univ.(JSNU) and Suzhou University of

Science and Technology (USTS).

TMA2014 have got sponsorship from the Mathematical Center of Chinese

colleges, the Suzhou Municipal Government, and China National Natural

Science Foundation. It is co- host by USTS and JSNU. So far there are

31 confirmed invited speakers from more than ten countries or areas

outside the mainland of China. Prof. Liqun Qi (HK PolyU) is the

honorary chairmen, and R. A. Brauldi (UW,Madison) , K. C. Chang

(Peking Univ.), C.K. Li (College of W&M) and Y.Z. Song (Nanjing Normal

Univ.) are the co-chairmen of Academic Committee of TMA2014. The

chairmen of the Organizing Committee include Y.M. Wei (Fudan

Univ.),Z.K. Miao (JSNU), and Changqing Xu (USTS). The local chair is

J.R. Wu (USTS).

The journal of Linear and multilinear algebra (Tailor and Francis,

abbr. LAMA) and The Frontier of Mathematics in China (Springer,

abbr.FMC) will publish special issues for TMA2014 after the

meeting. The deadline for submission of (full) papers to LAMA is

April, 30, 2015, and deadline for submission to FMC is Feb.,28,

2015. For more detail concerning the participation of TMA2014 or the

paper submission, please visit: http://www.tma2014.org

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From: Tilo Arens tilo.arens@kit.edu

Date: September 23, 2014

**Subject: WAVES 2015, Germany, July 2015
**

Submission open for minisymposium proposals and contributed papers:

12th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical

Aspects of Waves Propagation, WAVES 2015

http://waves2015.math.kit.edu

KIT , Karlsruhe, Germany from July 20th-24th, 2015

Submission deadline for contributed papers is February 1,

2015 (acceptance notification by March 27th, 2015).

Submission deadline for minisymposium proposals is December 15, 2014.

Detailed guidelines for writing papers can be found on

http://waves2015.math.kit.edu/abstracts.html

Themes include: Forward and Inverse Scattering, Fast Computational

Techniques, Numerical Analysis, Approximate Boundary Conditions,

Domain Decomposition, Analytical & Semi-analytical Methods, Nonlinear

Wave Phenomena, Water Waves and Coastal Modeling, Guided Waves and

Random Media, Medical and Seismic Imaging.

List of confirmed invited speakers:

Lehel Banjai (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK)

Kurt Busch (Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany)

Leszek F. Demkowicz (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Sonja Fliss (ENSTA ParisTech, France)

Mark Groves (Universität des Saarlands, Germany)

Thorsten Hohage (Universität Göttingen, Germany)

Peter Kuchment (Texas A&M University , USA)

Andrew Norris (Rutgers University, USA)

Michael Weinstein (Columbia University, USA)

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From: Alberto F. Martín amartin@cimne.upc.edu

Date: September 24, 2014

**Subject: HPC Scientific Software Engineer Position, CIMNE/UPC
**

The HPSC team at CIMNE/UPC is seeking a candidate to work in the

framework of the "FEXFEM: On a free open source extreme scale finite

element software" project. The main goal of FEXFEM is to consolidate

the scientific computing software package being developed by the

experts of the HPSC team, the so-called Finite Element Multiphysics

PARallel software (FEMPAR), as a successful high-quality free open

source software project.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a BSc degree in

computer science or strongly related engineering degree. A MSc degree

and/or postgraduate training on parallel distributed-memory computing,

or related area, would be highly appreciated, although it is not a

must.

The mandatory skills for the position are: (1) Excellent programming

skills, both in scripting and compiled languages, preferably

Fortran95/03 and python, resp. (2) Expertise in Unix-like environments

(mainly bash scripting).

The highly appreciated/optional experience is (1) Contributor in free

open source software projects, ideally related to the scientific

computing domain. (2) Effective exploitation of standard tools for

task automation and documentation in free open source software

projects, such as e.g., CMake, CTest, Git, pFUnit, Bugzilla, and/or

Doxygen. (3) Compilation, installation, and usage of parallel

distributed-memory libraries.

The initial appointment will be for one year, although it is

extensible depending on available funding. The position will remain

open till appropriate candidates will be found but it is recommended

to apply before the end of December, 2014.

Please contact sbadia@cimne.upc.edu, amartin@cimne.upc.edu or visit

http://badia.rmee.upc.edu/

https://web.cimne.upc.edu/groups/comfus/

for further information. Send your application, providing CV, to

comfus@cimne.upc.edu.

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From: Paul Constantine pconstan@mines.edu

Date: September 22, 2014

**Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Applied Math, Colorado School of Mines
**

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado

School of Mines invites applications for an anticipated position in

applied mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in

fall 2015. Preference will be given to those with expertise in

mathematical modeling and demonstrated involvement in

interdisciplinary applications. Faculty research interests include

scientific computing, numerical analysis, wave theory, multi-scale

simulation, partial differential equations, inverse problems, nuclear

science, and mathematical biology.

See the following flyer from the department website for more

information, including how to apply:

http://ams.mines.edu/public_html/flyers/15-081060-AMS-AsstProfessor.pdf

Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2014.

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From: Petra Markert-Autsch petra.markert-autsch@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Date: September 25, 2014

**Subject: Junior Professor Position, Mathematics, JMU Wuerzburg
**

The Department of Mathamatics of the Julius-Maximilians-University

of Würzburg has a vacancy to be filled as from 01.04.2015 for the

following position:

Junior Professorship for Mathematical 4D Microscope Modeling, Image

Analysis and Data Processing

Wanted is a young scientist working in the field of applied

mathematics with experience in the field of mathematical modeling,

stochastic analysis, data mining, and mathematical image processing.

This personality should have an excellent profile in teaching and

research with internationally visible research achievements. This

professorship will contribute to the research and development of

interdisciplinary research between mathematics and biology, physics,

computer science, and medicine and the networking of these areas while

also contributing to the scientific developments within the Chair of

Scientific Computing, Mathematik IX.

The candidate is required to have successfully completed her/his

graduate studies and received an excellent doctoral degree. Post-doc

experience is desired.

A detailed job description can be found under the following link:

http://www.mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de/pdf/W1JuniorMathematik_e_1409.pdf

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From: Des Higham d.j.higham@strath.ac.uk

Date: September 23, 2014

**Subject: Fellowship -> Tenured Positions, Univ of Strathclyde
**

The University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) will award up to 20

Chancellor's Fellowships to early career academic staff members in

areas of strategic priority, which include

Data Science

Complex networks in nature, society and technology

Smart Cities

Fellows will have reduced teaching teaching loads for a period of 5

years, with an expectation of tenure subject to appropriate

progression.

Further details at

http://www.strathvacancies.co.uk/

Informal enquiries from researchers in computational sciences may

be made to Des Higham: d.j.higham "at symbol" strath.ac.uk

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From: Andreas Stathopoulos andreas@cs.wm.edu

Date: September 23, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Position, CS, William and Mary
**

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in the Computer

Science Department at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg,

VA, USA. This is funded by two NSF projects with overlapping

objectives; First to extend the PRIMME eigenvalue package (esp. toward

generalized eigenvalue and SVD problems). Second, to research variance

reduction mechanisms for the stochastic estimation of the trace of

functions of matrices (esp. inverse and exponential). The research is

partly in collaboration with the Physics Department at W&M and the

DOE's Jefferson Lab.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a scientific computing area, strong

background in numerical linear algebra and high performance computing,

and good programming skills in C/C++. The position is for one year,

renewable for a second year based upon performance.

To apply submit a vita and the names of two references at

https://jobs.wm.edu, Position Number: F0842W. Reviewing of

applications starts on October 20, 2014 and continues until the

position is filled.

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From: Zhiliang Xu zxu2@nd.edu

Date: September 19, 2014

**Subject: Postdoc Positions, Computational Biology
**

We invite applications for two NIH funded postdoctoral research

positions in the computational biology group in the Department of

Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS),

University of Notre Dame. The goal of the project is to develop at

Notre Dame novel, multi-scale computational models to study blood clot

formation to be calibrated using specific experiments to be performed

at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Priority will

be given to candidates with research interests and experience in

biological modeling and parallel implementation of computational

models. Additional experience with image processing is a

plus. Applicants should also have experience in experimentation using

biophysical approaches or be willing to learn. Successful applicants

will be detail oriented, eager to learn new techniques; enthusiastic

about biological questions that are tackled within a multidisciplinary

team environment. It is likely that this position will involve some

travel to the University of Pennsylvania for collaborative

research. Positions are for 1 year with possible extension to up to

two more years. The salary is competitive. Applications, including

curriculum vitae and research statement, should be sent electronically

to Dr. Mark Alber at: malber@nd.edu. Applicants should also arrange

for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same

email address. The evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and

continue until the position is filled.

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From: Russell Luke r.luke@math.uni-goettingen.de

Date: September 19, 2014

**Subject: PhD Position, Continuous Optimization, Univ of Goettingen
**

Applications are invited for a PhD POSITION in

CONTINUOUS OPTIMIZATION at the

Institut for Numerical and Applied Mathematics,

Universitaet Goettingen (Germany).

International collaboration: this is a joint project with Prof. Marc

Teboulle at Tel Aviv University, and affiliate researcher Shoham

Sabach at the Technion in Haifa. The broad themes to be explored

involve analysis of first-order methods for structured, nonconvex

optimization.

Administrative information: The position is a scholarship position,

and salary conforms to the provisions of the federal German pay

schedule (TV-L E13, 75%), depending on qualification and

expertise. The scholarship duration is 3 years. The University of

Goettingen is committed to increasing the numbers of underrepresented

groups pursuing higher degrees. The Institute for Applied and

Numerical Mathematics at Goettingen particularly strives to promote

the careers of women in the matheamtical sciences.

Start date: January 1, 2015 or as soon thereafter as possible. Please

send your application including relevant documents (cv, transcripts,

names and contact information of recommenders) by November 7, 2014 to:

Prof. Dr. Russell Luke, r.luke@math.uni-goettingen.de

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From: Johan Jansson jjan@kth.se

Date: September 18, 2014

**Subject: PhD Position, High Performance Scientific Computing, KTH
**

I am looking for a PhD student with a High Performance Scientific

Computing profile to work at KTH in Stockholm in the CTL group

(http://ctl.csc.kth.se), part of the HPCViz department

(http://www.kth.se/en/csc/forskning/hpcviz) in an international

environment together with my CFDCT group at BCAM in Bilbao

(http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/lines/CFDCT). Our research

concerns adaptive FEM, the FEniCS open source software project for

automated solution of PDE (fenicsproject.org) in an HPC setting with

good scaling on supercomputers and current advanced applications in

simulating the turbulent flow around a full aircraft and the turbulent

fluid-structure dynamics of the vocal folds in the human voice (see

http://youtube.com/ctlabtv for examples).

We recently received a PRACE Tier-0 supercomputing grant which enables

us to run our software and applications on the largest supercomputers

in Europe, and BCAM received a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence

accreditation, ranking it as one of the best research centers in Spain

in all fields, and granting substantial funding.

The deadline for application is October 14 2014, for more details see

the formal call text:

http://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/vacancies/ph-d-student-in-high-performance-

scientific-computing-1.496491

and my home page at KTH:

http://www.csc.kth.se/~jjan/

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From: Axel Ruhe ruhe@kth.se

Date: September 22, 2014

**Subject: Contents, BIT, 54 (3)
**

BIT NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS

Volume 54, Number 3, September 2014

Preface to 54-3, A. Ruhe 585

A remedy for the failure of the numerical steepest descent method on a

class of oscillatory integrals, A. Asheim 587

A splitting preconditioner for the iterative solution of implicit

Runge-Kutta and boundary value methods, H. Chen 607

Second-order LOD multigrid method for multidimensional Riesz

fractional diffusion equation, M. Chen, Y. Wang, X. Cheng, W. Deng 623

Rotational image deblurring with sparse matrices, P.C. Hansen,

J.G. Nagy, K. Tigkos 649

Implicit Euler and Lie splitting discretizations of nonlinear

parabolic equations with delay, E. Hansen, T. Stillfjord 673

A control point based curve with two exponential shape parameters,

M. Hoffmann, I. Juhász, G. Károlyi 691

Accurate solutions of diagonally dominant tridiagonal linear systems,

R. Huang, J. Liu, L. Zhu 711

Accelerated convergence for Schrödinger equations with non-smooth

potentials, E. Kieri 729

Raising the approximation order of multivariate quasi-interpolants,

M. Lamnii, A. Mazroui, A. Tijini 749

On an exact numerical simulation of solitary-wave solutions of the

Burgers–Huxley equation through Cardano’s method, J.E. Macías-Díaz 763

An energy-preserving exponentially-fitted continuous stage Runge–Kutta

method for Hamiltonian systems, Y. Miyatake 777

A weak second-order split-step method for numerical simulations of

stochastic differential equations, C. Perret, W.P. Petersen 801

A note on L^\infty bounds and convergence rates of summation-by-parts

schemes, M. Svärd 823

Semi-discrete Schwarz waveform relaxation algorithms for reaction

diffusion equations, S.-L. Wu, M.D. Al-Khaleel 831

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