Subject: NA Digest, V. 16, # 10

NA Digest Tuesday, March 06, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 10

Today's Editor:

  Daniel M. Dunlavy
  Sandia National Labs

Today's Topics:

NA Digest Archives
Dune 2.4.1 Released
New Book, Game Theory with Engineering Applications
Swiss Numerics Day, Switzerland, Apr 2016
Discrete Painlevé Equations, USA, May 2016
Deadline extension, DG & FEM Software, UK, Jun 2016
Deadline extension, EURO 2016, Poland, Jul 2016
Matrix Methods and Applied Linear Algebra, Russia/Italy, Aug-Sep 2016
SC16, USA, Nov 2016
Updated, Professorship Position, NA, Bielefeld Univ, Germany
Research Fellow Position, Mathematics of Information, Cambridge, UK
Postdoc Position, Kiel Univ
Postdoc Position, Operations Research
Postdoc Position, Tensor Decompositions, Sandia Natl Labs, Livermore, CA
Postdoc Position, Univ of California, Merced
Postdoc Position, Univ of Erlangen-Nürnberg
PhD Positions, Life Sciences, Mathematical Modelling and Image Analysis

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Date: March 06, 2016
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From: Markus Blatt
Date: March 06, 2016
Subject: Dune 2.4.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Dune, the "distributed and
unified numerics environment", version 2.4.1, the first point release
in the 2.4 release series of the Dune core modules, dune-common,
dune-istl, dune-geometry, dune-grid and dune-localfunctions. This
release mostly contains bug fixes for problems in the original 2.4.0
release, but also a number of backported features from the master
development branch. For a list of the fixed bugs, new features and
known issues take a look at the release notes [2]. You can download
the tarballs from our download page [1] or checkout the v2.4.1 tag of
the modules via git. Please go and test, and report the problems that
you encounter.

DUNE is a software framework for the numerical solution of partial
differential equations with grid-based methods. Using generic
programming techniques it strives for both: high flexibility
(efficiency of the programmer) and high performance (efficiency of the
program). DUNE provides, among other things, a large variety of local
mesh refinement techniques, a scalable parallel programming model, an
ample collection of finite element methods and parallel linear

DUNE is free software licensed under the GPL (version 2) with a so
called "runtime exception" (see license [3]). This license is similar
to the one under which the libstdc++ libraries are distributed. Thus
it is possible to use DUNE even in proprietary software.



From: Bruce Bailey
Date: March 04, 2016
Subject: New Book, Game Theory with Engineering Applications

Game Theory with Engineering Applications by Dario Bauso
xxviii + 292 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611974-27-0 / List Price
$82.50 / SIAM Member Price $57.75 / Order Code DC30

"This book is a significant contribution to game theory and its
applications, for example, to social sciences, power systems, and
multi- agent systems. It is more comprehensive than any other book I
have read, and it provides new concepts and insights while reflecting
the author's own research activity. It is very carefully written and
will be an invaluable reference for mathematicians, engineers, and
social scientists." - Alessandro Astolfi, Imperial College London

Engineering systems are highly distributed collective systems-
decisions, information, and objectives are distributed throughout-that
have humans in the loop, and thus decisions may be influenced by
socioeconomic factors. Engineering systems emphasize the potential of
control and games beyond traditional applications. Game theory can be
used to design incentives to obtain socially desirable behaviors on
the part of the players, for example, a change in the consumption
patterns on the part of the "prosumers" (producers-consumers) or
better redistribution of traffic.

This unique book addresses the foundations of game theory, with an
emphasis on the physical intuition behind the concepts, an analysis of
design techniques, and a discussion of new trends in the study of
cooperation and competition in large complex distributed systems.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its Table of
Contents, Preface and Index, please visit


From: Jean-Paul Berrut
Date: March 03, 2016
Subject: Swiss Numerics Day, Switzerland, Apr 2016

This year's Swiss Numerics Day will be held April 22, 2016 at the
School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg.

To learn more, see the website

If you happen to be in Switzerland that day, feel free to join
us. There is no registration fee, but participants should register on
the website.


From: Andras Balogh
Date: March 01, 2016
Subject: Discrete Painlevé Equations, USA, May 2016

NSF/CBMS Regional Research Conference on Discrete Painlevé Equations
May 16-20, 2016
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Edinburg, Texas, USA

Principal Speaker
Professor Nalini Joshi
Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow in mathematics
Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney

Invited Speakers for Supplemental Lectures & Tutorials:
Kenji Kajiwara (Kyushu University, Japan)
Eric M. Rains (California Institute of Technology, USA)
Claude Michel Viallet (Sorbonne Universités, France)

The conference speakers will describe the properties of discrete
Painlevé equations and discuss tremendous new research developments in
the field. The main lectures and the supplemental lectures plan to
address the following major themes: (1) the basic theory of nonlinear
difference equations; (2) the connection between discrete integrable
systems and continuous integrable systems; (3) the connection of
geometry with discrete Painlevé equations, especially the discrete
Painlevé equation; (4) asymptotic analysis of discrete Painlevé
equations; and (5) obtaining special solutions through elementary
methods such as Hirota's bilinear form and Bäcklund and other

An NSF grant provides limited funds for the travel support of
conference participants.
Deadline for application for financial support: March 20, 2016
Deadline for registration: April 10, 2016

For details, see


From: Eike Mueller
Date: March 03, 2016
Subject: Deadline extension, DG & FEM Software, UK, Jun 2016

We are still able to offer a small number of small student travel
grant for our 3-day workshop on finite element software and
applications in Bath this summer, see for details.

Confirmed plenary speakers are: Markus Geveler (Dortmund), Frank
Giraldo (Monterey), David Ham (Imperial), Rob Kirby (Baylor), Martin
Kronbichler (TUM), Tom Melvin (Met Office), Steffen Müthing
(Heidelberg), Marie Rognes (Simula). In addition there will be
representatives from major chip manufacturers and HPC vendors.

Although participation is by invitation-only, we are offering a small
number of grants for students to attend the meeting. The exact amount
available depends on the number of successful applications, but is
likely in the range of £100-£200 per person.

To apply, please send us a brief statement (not more than 2 pages)
with the following information by Fri 18th Mar 2016:

(1) Description of your research interests
(2) Motivation for attending the workshop
(3) List of publications
(4) Short supporting statement from your supervisor

In addition, please state whether you are interested in giving a
presentation at the workshop.

Rob Scheichl and Eike Mueller


From: Weber
Date: March 05, 2016
Subject: Deadline extension, EURO 2016, Poland, Jul 2016

The deadline for abstract submission for the EURO 2016 conference
expired yesterday but, due to many requests we received, we decided to
extend it till March 15, 2016.

It is not likely the deadline will be extended further so you have
just two weeks to submit your abstract and be part of an exceptional
scientific and human event this summer in the beautiful and friendly
town of Poznan.

Besides from the high quality speakers and presentations there are
several other reasons to be at EURO 2016: the Making an Impact
initiatives to close the gap between academia and practice of OR; the
many workshops, tutorials and satellite events; the recruiting events
and the direct contacts with some of the major companies in the OR
field that will be present in Poznan; the special issues of reputed
journals that will be prepared after the conference ...

Full details of the EURO 2016 program are available at .

Furthermore, we remind you the early-bird registration deadline of
April 1 (to get discounted registration rates) and that April 15 is
the deadline for the registration of speakers so as to be present in
the conference program.


From: Carmine Di Fiore
Date: March 01, 2016
Subject: Matrix Methods and Applied Linear Algebra, Russia/Italy, Aug-Sep 2016

August 20 - September 3, 2016,
Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU),
Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics;
Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences (INM)

September 4 - September 18, 2016,
University of Rome Tor Vergata (TV), Department of Mathematics

The main purpose of the School is to encourage the ideas exchange and
the scientific collaborations in the fields of matrix methods and
applied linear algebra. The School offers to advanced undergraduate,
masters and PhD students a long time for learning and thinking over
scientific research topics, not limited to short courses and seminars,
and the opportunity of entering in direct contact with people and
institutions of excellence in the field. The School is organized
under an Agreement of didactic-scientific collaboration signed by the
Rectors of Lomonosov and Tor Vergata Universities on September 2009,
and renewed on September 2014. Lecturers of the mini-courses of the
School will be mainly professors of TV, LMSU and INM. There will be
also seminars held by professors of other academic and research
institutions. Students should submit their applications following the
instructions at Advanced master
and PhD students are encouraged to propose a communication on their
research field, to be held in a special students session of the
school. Estimated lodging expenses for each part of the school:
200-250 euro. Estimated meal expenses for each part of the school:
150-200 euro. Some modest funds for contributing to students expenses
could be available for students coming from any University.

Applications deadline: April 4, 2016 (but preferably March 21, 2016)

Updated information and details:


From: Richard Vuduc
Date: March 01, 2016
Subject: SC16, USA, Nov 2016

Submissions to the SC16 Technical Papers Program will undergo a
double-blind reviewing process. For an explanation of this policy and
guidelines for preparing your submissions, please refer to the
following URL:

In particular, one important change is that all authors must declare
their conflicts of interest (COI) *after* submitting abstracts (by
March 27) but no later than **April 3 at 23:59 Anywhere-on-Earth**
(AOE). You will submit these COIs at the submissions site; you will
see a link to do so after you submit your abstract.

In summary, the timeline of submission events is:
- March 27 at 23:59 AOE -- Abstracts due
- April 3 at 23:59 AOE -- Conflicts of interest due
- April 3 at 23:59 AOE, with automatic 1-week extension to April 10 at
23:59 AOE -- Papers due

Again, refer to the preceding URL for more information. If you have
additional questions, please send them to

Lois Curfman McInnes, SC16 Technical Papers Chair
& Rich Vuduc, SC16 Technical Papers Vice-Chair


From: Lubomir Banas
Date: March 02, 2016
Subject: Updated, Professorship Position, NA, Bielefeld Univ, Germany

Professorship Position, Numerical Analysis, Bielefeld Univ, Germany

The Department of Mathematics at Bielefeld University invites
applications for a Professorship in Mathematics (W3) in particular
Numerical Analysis. The vacancy is to be filled at the earliest

The successful candidate will
- have a strong track record of research in Numerical Analysis and
experience in research collaborations with other mathematical
- contribute to the department's teaching and research strategy as
well as academic self-administration
- play an active part in the department's current and future
collaborative research initiatives
- seek interdisciplinary research collaborations with scientists from
other departments, such as Physics, Computer science or the Center
for Mathematical Economics

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 16, 2016.

Applications, including CV and publication list, where three
outstanding publications are highlighted, should be addressed to

The Dean
Faculty of Mathematics
Bielefeld University
P.O. Box 100131
D-33501 Bielefeld

Applicants are asked not to send in original documents, as these
cannot be returned.

Full details of the application can be found at:


From: Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb
Date: March 02, 2016
Subject: Research Fellow Position, Mathematics of Information, Cambridge, UK

Research Fellow in the Mathematics of Information (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow affiliated with
the new Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of
Information. The Fellow will be free to pursue independent research
related to fundamental mathematical problems and methodology for
understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data. Preference
will be given to researchers in Probability and Statistics. The
Fellowship is available for three years. Appointment will be made at
an appropriate point on the University's Postdoctoral Research
Associate scale.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or closely
related discipline before commencing the Fellowship and duties would
include developing and conducting individual and collaborative
research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be
expected to plan and manage their own research and administration,
with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of
proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to
communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build
internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the
supervision of student projects, the development of student research
skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to
research area.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications
and an outline proposal for future research of not more than 3 pages
together with the contact details of two academic referees. Please
ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the
Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a
reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage
them to do so promptly.

Closing date: 18 March 2016

More information on the Institute is available here
More information on the position and how to apply can be found here


From: Malte Braack
Date: March 04, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Kiel Univ

The University of Kiel offers a PostDoc position at the interface
between Numerical Mathematics and Ocean Sciences.

Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics
or Ocean Sciences with a background in Numerical Analysis or Numerical
Modelling. He/she should have a knowledge in at least one Ocean
Sciences model or another numerical software library for partial
differential equations. The candidate should be familiar with the
development and enhancement of existing simulation software, have a
thorough knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Fortran90,
and experience in using parallel computer codes. Adequate language
skills in English are required. Didactic skills should also be

Conditions: The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team with
close contacts to scientists from the Departments of Mathematics,
Computer Science and Ocean Sciences. The position will be filled as
soon as possible until end of 09/2017. It is a full-time position with
a salary according to TV-L 13.

Applications and contact: Please submit your application in both paper
and electronic format including a cover letter that indicates your
main area of interest, your CV, publication list, information on
previous research, university diplomas before March 31, 2016 to

Prof. Dr. Malte Braack, Mathematical Seminar, University of Kiel,
Ludewig-Meyn-Str. 4, 24098 Kiel, Germany.


From: Franklina Maria Bragion de Toledo
Date: March 01, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Operations Research

The Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry
(CEPID-CeMEAI) at University of São Paulo opens a post-doctoral
research position in Operations Research. The selected candidate will
work at Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences of University
of São Paulo in São Carlos/SP, Brazil.

São Paulo Research Foundation provides the financial support with a
monthly salary of R$ 6.143,40. Financial support can also be provided
to cover transportation expenses as to the move to São Carlos -
Brazil. An extra grant is also provided to cover participation in
highly relevant conferences and workshops, as well as research trips
(limited to 15% of the annual amount of the fellowship). The position
is initially for one year, renewable for a second year depending on
the candidate performance.The start date is negotiable, but May 2016
is preferred.

Project: Layout graphics optimization for visualization data.
Supervisor: Franklina Maria Bragion de Toledo.

Job Description: The post-doc will interact with the visualization and
optimization groups at CEPID-CeMEAI. The post-doc is expected to
perform research in the field two-dimensional cutting and packing
problems with application in visualization of multidimensional time
varying data. This includes the development of computational and
mathematical models properly built to generate visualization layouts.
The main scenario of application is governmental and urban data visual

Requirements: Applicants should have PhD in Optimization, or related
fields such as applied mathematics and computer science with some
experience in optimization, especially in two-dimensional cutting and
packing problems. Candidates must have got their PhD in the last 5
years. Application:Please send your application before March31, 2016
to: and Please indicate "post-
doctoral application - Operations Research" in the subject line.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, statement of research
interests and two contact information for recommendation letters (only
PDF files).


From: Tammy Kolda
Date: March 03, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Tensor Decompositions, Sandia Natl Labs, Livermore, CA

Postdoctoral Appointee in Numerical Tensor Decompositions
Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

We have openings for one or more postdoctoral researchers in numerical
tensor decompositions. The researcher will be involved in developing
new algorithms and improving existing tensor decompositions methods;
in implementing high-performance parallel tensor decomposition
software; and in interfacing with scientific, engineering, and
analysis applications. The work will lead to fundamental advances for
Sandia's customers and sponsors in the U.S. Department of Energy and
other government agencies. The successful applicant will be expected
to conduct innovative research, to develop open-source software, to
present his or her findings at leading conferences and workshops, and
to publish his or her results in leading journals. This postdoctoral
position is for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a
background in applied mathematics, computer science, applied
statistics, or related areas.

For more information, go to and search for
Job ID 652635.

You can also click the following link directly:


From: Noemi Petra
Date: March 01, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of California, Merced

There is an immediate opening for a postdoc position in Dr. Noemi
Petra's research group in the School of Natural Sciences at the
University of California, Merced. Candidates should have a strong
background in numerical analysis (e.g., numerical solution of
ODEs/DAEs/PDEs) and/or inverse problems and/or PDE-constrained
optimization. The minimum required education is a Ph.D. in applied
mathematics, computational science, or a related field. Criteria for
selection include demonstrated research ability in computational and
applied mathematical sciences (e.g., large-scale ODE/DAE/PDE-based
simulations). Research interests and experience in numerical
optimization, numerical linear algebra and uncertainty quantification
is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2016. Recruitment will
remain open until the position has been filled.

Interested applicants are required to submit: 1) a cover letter, 2)
curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references with contact
information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail
address, 4) Diversity Statement, and 5) Research Statement via:

Please direct informal inquiries to Noemi Petra (


From: Peter Knabner
Date: March 02, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Erlangen-Nürnberg

In the group of Prof. Peter Knabner at the Department of Mathematics
of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) there is an open
postdoctoral position in the area of


starting July 2016. The position is connected with teaching duties in
the mathematics education of engineering students (scope 5 hour per
week). The position will end at the end of 2017; a prolongation is
possible. The salary is according to the German civil service tariff
E13 TV-L. Candidates should have a strong background in numerical
methods for partial differential equations, including experience of
programming and implementation of numerical methods. The applicant is
supposed to further develop our proprietary C++ software. If you are
interested to join the group, we are happy to receive your application
until April 15th (e-mail:

Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik 1
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner
Cauerstraße 11
91058 Erlangen


From: Martin Wild, Prof.
Date: March 01, 2016
Subject: PhD Positions, Life Sciences, Mathematical Modelling and Image Analysis

16 PhD Positions in Life Sciences, Mathematical Modelling and Image

The joint graduate program of the Excellence Cluster Cells in Motion
(CiM) and the International Max Planck Research School - Molecular
Biomedicine (IMPRS-MBM) offers positions to pursue PhD projects in the
areas of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer
science. We are looking for young scientists with a vivid interest in
interdisciplinary projects to image cell dynamics from the subcellular
to the patient level. PhD projects range from the analysis of basic
cellular processes to clinical translation, from the application of
novel biophysical approaches and the generation of mathematical models
to the development of new imaging-related techniques and compounds.

Research areas: Cell and Molecular Biology; Developmental and Stem
Cell Biology Vascular Biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Neurobiology;
In vivo Imaging; High Resolution Optical Imaging; Biophysics; Chemical
Biology; Label Chemistry; Mathematical Modelling and more.

Applications for the 3-year PhD program can be submitted from 26
February - 1 May 2016. Projects start in October 2016. Applications
can only be submitted via our online system.

For online application and further information go to

We offer 16 PhD positions. More positions financed by work contracts
may be offered depending on availability. Excellent scientific and
transferable skills trainings, competitive work contracts or tax-free
fellowships as well as support with administrative matters,
accommodation, and visas are part of the program. There are no tuition
fees. The program language is English. We invite applications from
highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality from
biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences and
physics. We are looking forward to your application for a PhD position
in Muenster. Contact:

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