Subject: NA Digest, V. 16, # 18

NA Digest Tuesday, May 02, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 18

Today's Editor:

  Daniel M. Dunlavy
  Sandia National Labs

Today's Topics:

Jim Douglas, Jr.
Graduate Student Modeling Workshop, USA, Jul 2016
Boundary Element Methods, USA, Aug 2016
Approximation Methods and Data Analysis, Germany, Sep 2016
Postdoc Position, Math Modelling and Scientific Computing, McMaster
Postdoc Positions, Applied Industrial Mathematical Modelling
Postdoc Positions, Numerical Analysis, Prague
PhD Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Bern, Switzerland
PhD Positions, Hamamatsu, Japan
New Journal, Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications
Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 67 (2)
Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 72 (1)

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From: Felipe Pereira
Date: April 30, 2016
Subject: Jim Douglas, Jr.

Jim Douglas, Jr., Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University, was
88 years old when he passed away on April 27, 2016.

Jim received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1952 and spent five
years working in the oil industry before returning to Rice to teach,
moving to the University of Chicago, and completing his career at
Purdue. Jim made important contributions in the area of numerical
solutions of partial differential equations, and was one of the most
influential mathematicians in developing methods for the simulation of
multiphase flows in petroleum reservoirs.

Data from the Mathematics Genealogy Project show his importance to the
area of computational and applied mathematics. He advised 42 students
to the completion of their Ph.D. degrees, and today has 361 degree
descendants. Moreover, when the Texas Institute for Computational and
Applied Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin organized a
conference in 2002 to honor Jim on the occasion of his 75th birthday,
it was determined that he then had 54 postdoctoral associates.

It is a great loss not to have Jim with us anymore. He will be long

Felipe Pereira
The University of Texas at Dallas


From: Ilse Ipsen
Date: May 01, 2016
Subject: Graduate Student Modeling Workshop, USA, Jul 2016

The 22nd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM)
Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State
University, 17-27 July 2016. The workshop is sponsored by the
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI)
together with the Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC)
and the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics,
engineering, and statistics to exciting real-world problems from
industry and government. Projects will be provided by: US Army Corps
of Engineers; Sandia National Laboratories; US Environmental
Protection Agency; Pfizer; and Rho, Inc. The workshop also provides
students with experience in a research team environment and exposure
to possible career opportunities. On the first day, a Software
Carpentry bootcamp will bring students up-to-date on their programming
skills in Python/Matlab and R, and introduce them to version control
systems and software repositories.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students at US
institutions. The application deadline is 15 May 2016. Information is
available at and questions can be
directed to


From: Paul Martin
Date: April 29, 2016
Subject: Boundary Element Methods, USA, Aug 2016

The next IABEM (International Association for Boundary Element
Methods) Symposium on Boundary Element Methods will be held on the
campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA,
August 8-10, 2016. Interested participants should submit a one-page
abstract by 15 May 2016. Further details are on the conference


From: Frank Filbir & Jürgen Prestin
Date: April 27, 2016
Subject: Approximation Methods and Data Analysis, Germany, Sep 2016

The Institute of Mathematics of University of Lübeck and the Helmholtz
Center Munich will organize a workshop on approximation methods and
data analysis. The workshop will take place from September 5-9, 2016,
at Schloss Hasenwinkel, Mecklenburg, Germany.

Confirmed plenary speakers are Shivkumar Chandrasekaran (University of
California, Santa Barbara); Charles K. Chui (Stanford University);
Massimo Fornasier (Technische Universität München); Volker Michel
(Universität Siegen); Sergei Pereverzyev (Österreichische Akademie der
Wissenschaften, RICAM Linz); Daniel Potts (Technische Universität
Chemnitz); Holger Rauhut (RWTH Aachen); and Ding-Xuan Zhou (City
University of Hong Kong).

The workshop is a continuation of a longstanding tradition of
workshops on approximation theory and related fields held in Northern
Germany since the 1990's. The upcoming workshop is dedicated to the
60th birthday of our colleague Hrushikesh N. Mhaskar.

More information can be found at


From: Bartosz Protas
Date: April 30, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Math Modelling and Scientific Computing, McMaster

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. This
fellowship provides an opportunity to engage in research in close
collaboration with Dr. Protas and his group (more information
available at ) with a limited
amount of teaching. The focus of this industry-cofunded position will
be research on mathematical and computational modelling of
nonequilibrium electrochemical and thermodynamic processes occurring
in Li-ion batteries. This position is intended for an applied
mathematician interested in exploring a rapidly developing application
area, or for a mathematically-minded chemist with a solid background
in theoretical and computational chemistry. In either case, knowledge
of multiscale modelling (especially homogenization), electrochemistry,
PDEs and scientific computing will be an asset. This research project
also involves close collaboration with chemists and material
scientists as well as research scientists with our Industrial
Partner. The duration of the position will be initially one year with
extension for the second year contingent on satisfactory performance
and availability of funding.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection
will be based on the candidate's research potential and fit with
Dr. Protas' research group. The fellowship starts on September 1, 2016
or earlier, and provides an annual stipend salary of $42,000
CAD. Candidates are required to apply for this fellowship by using the
MathJobs website (see our advertisement with ID McMaster-PDFMMSC
[#8225] at We will begin reviewing applications on
May 18, 2016. Applications received after this date will be accepted
until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration
applicants are advised to submit all supporting materials by the above


From: Tiago Pereira da Silva
Date: April 27, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Applied Industrial Mathematical Modelling

The Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry (CEPID-
CeMEAI) a post-doc position available for starting immediately. The
requirements for each of the positions are described below. The salary
is R$ 6.819,30 (around USD 2000,00) per month tax free. The appointed
Post-doc will also get return travel from his/her country to Brazil
paid by the grant. The positions are initially for one year, renewable
for a second year pending on suitable performance.

Post-Doctoral Research Project, University of São Paulo at São Carlos
ICMC - Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Location: São Carlos - São Paulo State- Brazil

Title: Effects of structural changes on the function of complex
networks; Supervisor: Tiago Pereira
Job description/Requirements: The main goal of this project is to
understand how changes in the coupling structure of a network can
affect the overall function. Using synchronization as a paradigm of
network function, we aim at understanding how spontaneous collective
behaviour can be destroyed or enhanced by such structural
modifications. Recent results suggest that certain modifications can
lead to synchronization loss despite the fact that they enhance
topological properties of the network. This project develops a
mathematical theory for this phenomenon, and it is divided into two
objectives of increasing difficulty i) Classification of structures
and links leading to synchronization loss, and ii) Effects of
time-delays in the coupling structure. We will apply our theoretical
results to experiments involving networks of electrical circuits and
time-delayed lasers. The successful applicant will participate of a
collaborative effort being developed by the Brazilian team headed by
Dr. Tiago Pereira and a British team headed by Prof. Jeroen Lamb. A
doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering or a related area
is required, together with strong background on Dynamical Systems in
particular stability theory and synchronization. Candidates with
proven skills in performing independent scientific research and in
programming for high performance computing environments will be
preferred. Interested candidates should send e-mail to, a CV and two letters of recommendation from
university professors until May, 20th, 2016.


From: Tomas Vejchodsky
Date: April 26, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Numerical Analysis, Prague

The numerical analysis group in the Institute of Mathematics of the
Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, calls for applications for two
postdoc positions, see

Strong candidates interested in numerical analysis and numerical
solution of partial differential equations are especially welcome.
Expertise in some topics studied in the Institute such as the finite
element method, a priori and a posteriori error estimates, adaptive
algorithms, methods for ordinary and delay differential equations, and
high-performance computing is an advantage.

Feel free to contact me for more information.


From: Thomas P. Wihler
Date: April 28, 2016
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Bern, Switzerland

A PhD position is available in the Applied and Numerical Mathematics
Group at the Mathematics Institute, University of Bern,
Switzerland. The thesis work will focus on the numerical analysis and
implementation of finite element methods for the approximation of
nonlinear partial differential equations. The position is funded by
the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), and is temporary and
limited to 3-4 years.

Requirements: A completed master in mathematics of at least 90 ECTS
(or equivalent), a strong background in numerical mathematics (in
particular, finite element analysis) and PDE analysis, solid
programming skills.

Application materials: CV (including publications if applicable), a
letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation to be sent
directly to the email address below.

Application deadline: May 30, 2016 (position may be filled on a first
come first serve basis, later applications will be considered until
the position is filled).

Please submit any inquiries and application materials to


From: Manabu Machida
Date: April 25, 2016
Subject: PhD Positions, Hamamatsu, Japan

PhD positions are available from October 1 in the Institute for
Medical Photonics Research at the Hamamatsu University School of
Medicine in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. The institute particularly
focuses on medical photonics research. We seek PhD candidates with
excellent research qualifications who will contribute to experiments
related to optical tomography and functional near-infrared
spectroscopy, and who are at the same time passionate about
establishing strong mathematical and computational skills for image
reconstruction. Students from all countries are welcome to apply. To
be eligible for PhD studies at the Hamamatsu University School of
Medicine, applicants should have a master degree (or equivalent). The
Institute for Medical Photonics Research is an ideal place for medical
photonics research. The Hamamatsu University Hospital is on campus.
Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., which helped win two Nobel Prizes, is only
15-minute away by car. Three years ago, Hamamatsu University School of
Medicine, Hamamatsu Photonics K. K., and two other universities in
Hamamatsu (Shizuoka University and the Graduate School for the
Creation of New Photonics Industries) have signed the Photonics
Declaration in Hamamatsu for establishing a preeminent photonics city.

Interested students should apply by sending a CV, names of at least
two references, transcripts (can be submitted later), and a one-page
research statement which explains how you fit our PhD
program. Applications received by June 8 will be given full

Inquiries and applications should be submitted electronically to
Dr. Manabu Machida (email:


From: Suzanne Eves
Date: April 28, 2016
Subject: New Journal, Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications

New Journal: Transactions of Mathematics and its Applications

Now open for submissions

We are proud to announce a new open access journal, Transactions of
Mathematics and its Applications: A Journal of the IMA. The journal
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relevance. The prestigious editorial board is led by Professor Arieh
Iserles. The journal is now open to submissions and the article
processing charge has been waived for the first three years of

Find out more:


From: Chi-Wang Shu
Date: May 01, 2016
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing, 67 (2)

Journal of Scientific Computing

Volume 67, Number 2, May 2016

A Priori Error Estimate of Stochastic Galerkin Method for Optimal
Control Problem Governed by Stochastic Elliptic PDE with Constrained
Control, Tongjun Sun, Wanfang Shen, Benxue Gong and Wenbin Liu,

Image Reconstruction from Undersampled Fourier Data Using the
Polynomial Annihilation Transform, Rick Archibald, Anne Gelb and
Rodrigo B. Platte, pp.432-452.

Computational Performance of LDG Methods Applied to Time Harmonic
Maxwell Equation in Polyhedral Domains, A. Alvarado and P. Castillo,

Analysis of a Reduced-Order HDG Method for the Stokes Equations, Issei
Oikawa, pp.475-492.

Well-Balanced Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Euler Equations
Under Gravitational Fields, Gang Li and Yulong Xing, pp.493-513.

An Entropy Stable Finite Volume Scheme for the Equations of Shallow
Water Magnetohydrodynamics, Andrew R. Winters and Gregor J. Gassner,

A New Mapped Weighted Essentially Non-oscillatory Method Using
Rational Mapping Function, Rong Wang, Hui Feng and Cong Huang,

A Barzilai-Borwein-Like Iterative Half Thresholding Algorithm for the
L1/2 Regularized Problem, Lei Wu, Zhe Sun and Dong-Hui Li, pp.581-601.

Convergence Analysis of the Standard Central Finite Difference Method
for Poisson Equation, Gangjoon Yoon and Chohong Min, pp.602-617.

A Well-Balanced Finite Volume Scheme for a Mixed Hyperbolic/Parabolic
System to Model Chemotaxis, Christophe Berthon, Anais Crestetto and
Francoise Foucher, pp.618-643.

Convergence Analysis of the Parareal-Euler Algorithm for Systems of
ODEs with Complex Eigenvalues, Shu-Lin Wu, pp.644-668.

An Adaptive FEM for a Maxwell Interface Problem, Huoyuan Duan,
Fengjuan Qiu, Roger C.E. Tan and Weiying Zheng, pp.669-704.

Numerical Treatment of Stokes Solvent Flow and Solute-Solvent
Interfacial Dynamics for Nonpolar Molecules, Hui Sun, Shenggao Zhou,
David K. Moore, Li-Tien Cheng and Bo Li, pp.705-723.

Postprocessing Mixed Finite Element Methods For Solving Cahn-Hilliard
Equation: Methods and Error Analysis, Wansheng Wang, Long Chen and Jie
Zhou, pp.724-746.

Equilibration a Posteriori Error Estimation for
Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Problems, M. Eigel and C. Merdon,

On the Stability of the Flux Reconstruction Schemes on Quadrilateral
Elements for the Linear Advection Equation, Abhishek Sheshadri and
Antony Jameson, pp.769-790.

Erratum to: On the Stability of the Flux Reconstruction Schemes on
Quadrilateral Elements for the Linear Advection Equation, Abhishek
Sheshadri and Antony Jameson, pp.791-794.

High Order Maximum Principle Preserving Finite Volume Method for
Convection Dominated Problems, Pei Yang, Tao Xiong, Jing-Mei Qiu and
Zhengfu Xu, pp.795-820.

Numerical Methods for the Genvar Criterion of Multiple-Sets Canonical
Analysis, Xinguo Liu and Jianping You, pp.821-835.


From: Claude Brezinski
Date: April 28, 2016
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 72 (1)

Table of contents for Numerical Algorithms, Volume 72, Issue 1.

Adaptive splitting methods for nonlinear Schroedinger equations in the
semiclassical regime, Winfried Auzinger, Thomas Kassebacher, Othmar
Koch, Mechthild Thalhammer

On the evaluation of highly oscillatory finite Hankel transform using
special functions, Zhenhua Xu, Shuhuang Xiang

Combination of steepest descent and BFGS methods for nonconvex
nonsmooth optimization, Rohollah Yousefpour

Bounds for truncation errors of Graf's and Neumann's addition
theorems, Wenhui Meng, Liantang Wang

On choosing the location of the sources in the MFS, C. S. Chen,
A. Karageorghis, Yan Li

On the numerical stability of Floater-Hormann's rational interpolant,
Andre Pierro de Camargo

Erratum: "On the numerical stability of Floater-Hormann's rational
interpolant", Andre Pierro de Camargo

Numerical schemes for random ODEs with affine noise, Y. Asai,
P. E. Kloeden

Comment on "A new three-term conjugate gradient method for
unconstrained problem", XiaoLiang Dong

Stancu type generalization of the q-Phillips operators, Qiu Lin,
Ruisheng Qi

High order finite difference method for time-space fractional
differential equations with Caputo and Riemann-Liouville derivatives,
Seakweng Vong, Pin Lyu, Xu Chen, Siu-Long Lei

A new error in variables model for solving positive definite linear
system using orthogonal matrix decompositions, Negin Bagherpour, Nezam

A modified positive-definite and skew-Hermitian splitting
preconditioner for generalized saddle point problems from the
Navier-Stokes equation, Ya-Jun Xie, Chang-Feng Ma

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