Subject: NA Digest, V. 16, # 20

NA Digest Sunday, May 15, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 20

Today's Editor:

  Daniel M. Dunlavy
  Sandia National Labs

Today's Topics:

Froberg Prize 2016 awarded
New Preprints in RGMIA Res. Rep. Coll.
New Book, Computational Biomedical Science and Engineering
ISC 2016 Visualization Showcase, Germany, Jun 2016
Sparse Days at CERFACS, France, Jun-Jul 2016
Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications, France, Jul 2016
Particulate Flow Simulations, Germany, Sep 2016
Reduced Basis Summer School, Germany, Oct 2016
Staff Scientist Position, Solar/stellar physics
Tenure Track Positions, Beijing Comput. Science Research Center (CSRC)
Postdoc Position, Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling, MBL and MIT
Postdoc Position, Statistics, Brazil
PhD Position, Computation Science, ETH/PSI
PhD Positions, Computational Optimization, Vienna, Austria

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From: Lars Elden
Date: May 13, 2016
Subject: Froberg Prize 2016 awarded

The 2016 Carl-Erik Froberg Prize has been awarded to Dr Emil Kieri,
Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, for the

Accelerated convergence for Schrodinger equations with non-smooth
potentials, BIT Numer Math (2014) 54:729-748,
DOI 10.1007/s10543-013-0465-x

The prize is given in even numbered years to a young author of a
distinguished paper published in BIT Numerical Mathematics. The paper
must have been published in the most recent two-year period prior to
the year of the award. At the beginning of that period the age of the
author must have been 35 years or less.

The prize is open to young BIT authors of all nationalities. The sum
for the 2016 prize is EUR 5000.

Carl-Erik Froberg was one of the cofounders of the journal BIT, and he
was its first editor-in-chief.

Lars Elden, editor-in-chief, BIT Numerical Mathematics


From: Sever S. Drqagomir
Date: May 09, 2016
Subject: New Preprints in RGMIA Res. Rep. Coll.

New preprints in Mathematical Inequalities and Applications have been
uploaded in the RGMIA Res. Rep. Coll. Volume 19, see

If you want your paper published as a preprint in this website, please
send me the pdf file of the final version.


From: W. E. Schiesser
Date: May 09, 2016
Subject: New Book, Computational Biomedical Science and Engineering

A book was recently released on computational PDEs in biomedical
science and engineering:

A download link for the R routines is available in

Please direct any questions to


From: Benson Muite
Date: May 11, 2016
Subject: ISC 2016 Visualization Showcase, Germany, Jun 2016

New for this year is a visualization showcase for ISC
2016. Outstanding submissions from both experts in visualizations and
novices are encouraged. Please submit visualizations from your use of
numerical methods on high performance computers by 21 May 2016. More
information at:


From: Iain Duff
Date: May 13, 2016
Subject: Sparse Days at CERFACS, France, Jun-Jul 2016

The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on
30th June and 1st July 2016.

Although an emphasis will be on parallel aspects, any talk that has an
association with sparsity is welcome. The default length for a talk
plus questions is 30 minutes but a different time is negotiable.

Registration is free and should be done through the website:
or (in French) on:

Information on accommodation can be found on the web page and a
limited amount of free on site accommodation should be available for
students. Students wanting to apply for this accommodation should
contact Brigitte Yzel on

A conference dinner will be held on Thursday June 30 at a cost of 40
euros with a subsidy for students.

The deadline for registrations is 31 May 2016.


From: Luc Giraud
Date: May 10, 2016
Subject: Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications, France, Jul 2016

The 9th International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and
Applications (PMAA16) will be held in Bordeaux (France) and will run
from July 6 to 8, 2016.

The program is now online at and registrations
are still open (thanks to sponsoring we succeeded to have free
registration fees for PhD students).

Invited speakers
- Cleeve Ashcraft (LSTC, Livermore) - An industrial perspective on new
- Costas Bekas (IBM, Switzerland) - HPC Frontiers in Cognitive
- Thierry Deutsch (CEA, France) - Linear scaling method with
Daubechies Wavelets for Electronic Structure Calculation
- Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, and University of Manchester) - Current Trends
High-Performance Computing and Challenges for the Future


From: Mathias J Krause
Date: May 13, 2016
Subject: Particulate Flow Simulations, Germany, Sep 2016

Introduction to Particulate Flow Simulatuions. A three day course in
GERMAN LANGAGUAGE will be held in Karlsruhe form the 28th to 30th of
September 2016. In addition to a theoratical introduction, one day is
dedicated to Lattice Boltzmann Methods and OpenLB
( Please check out the program
( for more information.


From: Martin Hess
Date: May 10, 2016
Subject: Reduced Basis Summer School, Germany, Oct 2016

The Reduced Basis Summer School is an event organized by young
scientists for young scientists.

It aims at master students and PhD students in the field of Model
Order Reduction. Research topics in all aspects of model order
reduction are welcome:

Model Order Reduction for Parametrized Systems
Model Order Reduction for Linear and Nonlinear Systems
Model Order Reduction in Optimization, Control and UQ

As the main purpose of this event is to get to know each other,
everyone is encouraged to give a talk about their latest results
and/or their current research problems.

For further information, please see the webpage of the RBSS 2016:

The workshop is held from the 4th - 7th Oct. 2016, in Hedersleben
close to Magdeburg, Germany. Application deadline is the 17th June.


From: Laurent Gizon
Date: May 10, 2016
Subject: Staff Scientist Position, Solar/stellar physics

The Faculty of Physics at the University of Goettingen invites
applications for a Staff Scientist in solar/stellar physics at the
Institute for Astrophysics. The position is full time and for an
initial period of two years, after which it can become permanent
subject to a successful performance review. The position should be
filled in 2016; the start date is negotiable. Remuneration: pay grade
E13 TV-L on the German civil service salary scale.

Your duties
- Contribute to teaching activities as defined in Section 31 of the
Higher Education Act of Lower Saxony (NHG) and to the organization
of examinations.
- Carry out support tasks for the physics faculty, for example,
administer computer systems at the Institute for Astrophysics.
- Perform research in one or more of the following research areas:
- solar and/or stellar physics;
- helioseismology and/or asteroseismology;
- exoplanets and their host stars;
- computational physics;
- applied mathematics.

Your profile
- A proven track record of scientific achievements
- A genuine interest in teaching
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team
- A doctoral degree

Please send your application with the usual documents by 1st July 2016
to as a single PDF file. For
questions please contact For the
full job advertisement:


From: wei cai
Date: May 10, 2016
Subject: Tenure Track Positions, Beijing Comput. Science Research Center (CSRC)

CSRC ( is a new and rapidly growing research
institution in China dedicated to computational sciences research. It
offers excellent research environment and on-site facilities,
including a 14k core 800-Tflop in-house computer Tianhe2- JK. Two
Tenure Track Position at the Algorithms division are available for
strongly-motivated researchers to conduct high quality computational
algorithms research with scientists at CSRC in the following targeted
- Numerical Linear Algebra for parallel high performance computing
- HPC CFD or CEM with expertise in parallel program languages and
- Quantum Monte Carlo methods;
- Density functional theory calculation;
- Ab initio MD and Classical MD;
- Image and data analysis.

Monthly salary for the positions is RMB 25,000-42,000 depending on
qualification and center research funding, housing, and transportation
benefits are also provided. CSRC will assist the successful eligible
candidate to apply for China's global talent program for young
scientists with awards of considerable compensation and research
funding. The potential candidates should demonstrate record of top
quality independent research in the development of computational
methods and their applications in one of the targeted areas and have
experience in conducting scientific computing interdisciplinary
research. Applications should consist of curriculum vitae, including
a list of publications, summary of future research plans, and three
letters of reference. Application materials should be electronically
sent to Ms. Ying Fan by email with a subject line
Algorithms Tenure Track. Positions are available immediately.


From: Joe Vallino
Date: May 11, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling, MBL and MIT

A postdoctoral position in Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling is available
at the Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole. This NSF-funded,
collaborative project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
will focus on developing a thermodynamics- and trait-based
biogeochemistry framework to augment the existing marine ecosystem
modeling framework ("Darwin model") developed at MIT. We are seeking
an individual with a PhD in a scientific field and experience in
marine biogeochemical modeling. While not required, knowledge in
Fortran, thermodynamics, numerical analysis and/or optimal control
theory will be considered advantageous. The successful candidate will
be expected to work collaboratively with teams at both MBL and MIT,
but will be employed at MBL. Review of applications will begin 1 June
2016 and continue until the position is filled. Funding support is
available for three years, but performance will be reviewed on an
annual basis.

Applications should be submitted through


From: Francisco Louzada
Date: May 13, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Statistics, Brazil

The 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 one year Postdoctoral fellowship for candidates
with outstanding research potential. This position is focused on the
development of extensions of the defective cure rate models for 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,
strong background in statistical inference, Bayesian methodology and
computation, experience with analysis of survival 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, work and/or study experience with international
research groups and has collaborated on research projects with
companies or government institutions.

To apply please E-mail (only PDF files), up to 5th June, 2016, the
following items to Isabela Rodrigues de Araújo :
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: Adelmann Andreas
Date: May 09, 2016
Subject: PhD Position, Computation Science, ETH/PSI

Your tasks:
- Development of a multi scale Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR),
Particle in Cell (PIC) based numerical simulation model
- Uncertainty quantification of the physics and solver related
- In collaboration with physicists, use the AMR model to study
non-linear effects in the PSI ring cyclotron
- Estimation of these effects in next generation high power cyclotrons
- Mentoring students

Your profile:
You hold a Master degree with excellent grades in physics,
computational science or applied mathematics. Furthermore, you have
profound knowledge of:
- PIC and AMR methodes (BoxLib is an advantage)
- C++ and MPI (Trilinos and Boost is an advantage)
- Uncertainty quantification
- Particle accelerator physics or classical mechanics is an advantage

Details can be found at or
contact me directly at


From: Arnold Neumaier
Date: May 13, 2016
Subject: PhD Positions, Computational Optimization, Vienna, Austria

The Vienna Graduate School in Computational Optimization offers
several Pre-Doc contracts for PhD candidates in different areas of
optimization such as Combinatorial Optimization, Global Optimization,
Heuristic Optimization, Nonlinear Optimization, Stochastic
Optimization, Dynamic Optimization, Algorithmic Game Theory,
Optimization for intelligent Data Analysis, Nonsmooth Optimization.

Details can be found at

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