NA Digest, V. 16, # 43

NA Digest Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Volume 16 : Issue 43

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Carlos F. Borges
Date: November 13, 2016
Subject: Augustin Dubrulle

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of my friend
Augustin Dubrulle who died very unexpectedly on November 2. Augustin
spent much of his scientific career producing state-of-the-art
software libraries for scientific computing and numerical analysis
which is all beautifully detailed in Thomas Haigh’s wonderful
interview (

I will miss Augustin’s insatiable curiosity and his insight, but
mostly I will miss that beaming smile that came straight up from the
bottom of his heart. He is survived by his wife Christiane and their
son Hugh.

Professor Carlos Borges
Department of Applied Mathematics
Naval Postgraduate School

From: Bruce Bailey
Date: November 11, 2016
Subject: New Book, Inverse Scattering Theory and Transmission Eigenvalues

Inverse Scattering Theory and Transmission Eigenvalues by Fioralba
Cakoni, David Colton, Houssem Haddar
2016 / x + 193 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611974-45-4 / List Price
$59.00 / CBMS/SIAM Member Price $41.30 / CB88

Inverse scattering theory is a major theme of applied mathematics, and
it has applications to such diverse areas as medical imaging,
geophysical exploration, and nondestructive testing. The inverse
scattering problem is both nonlinear and ill-posed, thus presenting
particular problems in the development of efficient inversion
algorithms. The authors begin with a basic introduction to the theory,
then proceed to more recent developments, including a detailed
discussion of the transmission eigenvalue problem; present the new
generalized linear sampling method in addition to the well-known
linear sampling and factorization methods; and in order to achieve
clarification of presentation, focus on the inverse scattering problem
for scalar homogeneous media. This book is for research mathematicians
as well as engineers and physicists working on problems in target
identification. It will also be of interest to advanced graduate
students in diverse areas of applied mathematics.

To order or for more about this book, please visit .

From: Krassimir Georgiev
Date: November 11, 2016
Subject: BGSIAM Annual Meeting, Bulgaria, Dec 2016

11th Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Section of SIAM is scheduled for
December 21-23, 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria

Plenary Invited Speakers: Oleg Iliev (Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern,
Germany); Vassil Alexandrov (Barcelona Supercomputer Center, Spain);
Ivan Markovsky (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium) and Krassimir
Danov (Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria)

A booklet with the extended abstracts will be available before the
meeting. Proceedings of refereed and presented papers will be
published as a special volume of Studies in Computational
Intelligence, Springer.

From: Luca F. Pavarino
Date: November 14, 2016
Subject: Modeling of the Cardiovascular System, Italy, Feb 2017

We are pleased to announce the workshop "Mathematical and Numerical
Modeling of the Cardiovascular System and Applications" to be held at
the University of Pavia, Italy, on February 21-22, 2017.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:
Luigi Ambrosio, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy,
Peter Deuflhard, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany,
Alexander V. Panfilov, Gent University, Belgium,
Silvia Priori, Universita' di Pavia, Istituti Clinici Maugeri,
Italy and Centro National de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares
(CNIC) Madrid, Spain,
Alfio Quarteroni, EPFL, Switzerland and Politecnico di Milano, Italy,
Yoram Rudy, Washington University in St. Louis, USA.

Further information can be found at the website:

From: Aydin Buluc
Date: November 09, 2016
Subject: Graph Algorithm Building Blocks, USA, May 2017

Graph Algorithm Building Blocks (GABB) 2017
May 29, 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA

This workshop series started with the narrow goal of exploring the
definition of a set of basic building blocks for graph algorithms
(, analogous to the Basic Linear Algebra
Subprograms (BLAS) in numerical linear algebra. Over the years, our
scope has expanded. We’ve welcomed a wide range of papers into GABB
covering graph computations with an emphasis on high- performance and
parallel computing. We expect this trend to continue in 2017. In
particular, while we retain our focus on "building blocks" for graph
computations (including those not based on linear algebra), we also
welcome work that focuses on libraries and frameworks to support
applications that use graph algorithms. Our target audience is
developers of graph algorithms, researchers in high-performance
computing working on irregular applications, applied mathematicians
working on fundamental algorithmic building blocks for graph
computations, and application scientists using graphs in their
computational work and data analysis. Submitted manuscripts may not
exceed ten (10) single-spaced double- column pages using 10-point size
font on 8.5x11-inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures,
tables, and references (see IPDPS Call for Papers for more
details). All papers will be peer-reviewed. Proceedings of the
workshops are distributed at the conference and are submitted for
inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library after the conference.

Submissions due: January 15, 2017 EST 23:59pm

- Workshop web page:
- Submission page:

From: Angela Kunoth
Date: November 15, 2016
Subject: Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Spain, Jul 2017

The next Foundations of Computational Mathematics conference will take
place at the University of Barcelona, Spain, between July 10th -
19th, 2017.

Plenary Speakers: Karim Adiprasito, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Israel; Jean-David Benamou, INRIA Rocquencourt, France; Alexei
Borodin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Mireille
Bousquet-Melou, CNRS & Universite de Bordeaux, France; Mark Braverman,
Princeton University, USA; Claudio Canuto, Politecnico di Torino,
Italy; Martin Hairer, University of Warwick, UK; Pierre Lairez, INRIA
Saclay Ile-de-France, France; Monique Laurent, Centrum Wiskunde &
Informatica and Tilburg; University, Netherlands; Melvin Leok,
University of California at San Diego, USA; Gabor Lugosi, ICREA &
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain; Bruno Salvy, INRIA & Ecole Normale
Superieure de Lyon, France; Sylvia Serfaty, New York University, USA;
Steve Smale, City University of Hong Kong, China and University of
California at Berkeley, USA; Andrew Stuart, California Institute of
Technology, USA; Roman Vershynin, University of Michigan, USA; Shmuel
Weinberger, University of Chicago, USA

The conference will follow a format tried and tested to a great effect
in former FoCM conferences: plenary invited lectures in the mornings
and theme-centered parallel workshops in the afternoons. Each
workshop extends over three days and the conference will consist of
three periods, comprising of different themes. We encourage the
participants to attend the full conference.

Read more at:

From: Jennifer Scott
Date: November 10, 2016
Subject: Senior NA Position, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

We have an opening for a senior researcher to join the Numerical
Analysis Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near
Oxford, England. The Group's main focus is on topics relating to
large-scale numerical linear algebra and optimization.

The position will involve leading novel independent and collaborative
scientific research at an international level in an area of
computational numerical analysis that complements and contributes to
the work of the Group. You will be expected to be responsible for
more junior team members. The role will also contribute to developing,
supporting and maintaining software within one or more of the Group's
key software projects (notably HSL, SPRAL and GALAHAD).

Further responsibilities will include developing new national and
international research collaborations, working with colleagues on the
development and expansion of projects involving STFC scientific
facilities (notably the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source, Diamond
Light Source and RAL Space).

For further details, please visit
or contact us (, by
email for particular queries. The closing date for applications is 08
January 2017, with interviews scheduled on a date to be confirmed.
However, we encourage early applications as some candidates may be
interviewed before this date.

From: John Stalker
Date: November 14, 2016
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, NA, Trinity College Dublin

The School of Mathematics is seeking applications for the Ussher
Assistant Professor in Numerical Analysis. The successful candidate
will have demonstrated exceptional research promise in Numerical
Analysis. This is a new direction within the School which has research
strengths in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and is seeking
to build expertise and bridge existing strengths. The post combines
research and teaching and the appointee will contribute to
undergraduate and postgraduate education and supervision, including to
students on the School's taught MSc degree in High Performance
Computing. Candidates working in any area within Numerical Analysis
will be considered. Appointment will be made at a maximum of the 8th
point of the New Assistant Professor Merged Salary Scale (range 32,450
- 46,615 per annum).

Closing Date: 12 noon GMT on Monday 28th November 2016

Candidates should submit by e-recruitment ( Cover
letter; Full curriculum vitae, list of publications and include the
names and contact details of 3 referees (e-mail address if possible);
Research plan summarising research to be carried out in the next two
years and including details for funding to be sought (2 pages
maximum); and Teaching statement summarising teaching experience and
approach (2 pages maximum).

Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference in support of
their application to be sent by the closing date to Ms. Karen
O'Doherty via email at

From: Bernard Beauzamy
Date: November 13, 2016
Subject: Research Engineer Position, SCM SA

We recruit a Research Engineer, with good theoretical knowledge in
probabilities, statistics, optimisation. This engineer will also have
to contribute to the development of our activities, which requires
sufficient communication skills. Established in 1995, our Company
creates mathematical models, algorithms, and solves optimisation
problems (please see the English pages of our web site,
Our task is usually to discuss the framework of the problem, and to
conceive the methods for the solution. Probabilities quite often occur
in our approach, as a mean to take uncertainties into account. Main
fields for application: transportation networks, energy, health,
environment. Mathematical modelling, definition of indicators for safe
operation, uncertainty analysis. Prospective and planification;
analysis of information systems, detection of incorrect data,
reconstruction of missing data. We are a small company (10 people,
full time); we expect from our Engineers a personal commitment which
goes far beyond the technical aspects of our contracts. They must be
able to follow the contracts: discussing with the clients, organizing
meetings, writing reports, presenting results, writing articles, and,
at the end of a contract, all means of presentation of the work which
has been done.

The successful candidate should have : Master level (we accept
beginners) in mathematics, or other scientific disciplines (physics,
chemistry, computer science, and so on); A good preliminary background
in probabilities; A perfect knowledge of the French language (both
oral and written); English is sufficient for a start, but the
candidate will have to learn French quite quickly; The ambition to
develop a sector of activity, by personal implication; and Quite
satisfactory communication skills. A good knowledge of Matlab would
be useful, plus the ability to program in one of the usual computer
languages (VB, C++, Fortran, etc.).

Please send CV with photo and application letter to:
SCM SA, 111 Faubourg Saint Honore, 75008 Paris.
or by email:

From: Anna-Karin Tornberg
Date: November 14, 2016
Subject: Research Fellowship Position, KTH

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) announces the Dahlquist
Research Fellowship, named in honor of professor Germund Dahlquist,
the pioneer in Numerical Analysis at KTH, Stockholm.

"The Dahlquist Research Fellowship" entails a two-year employment as
postdoc/researcher at KTH. It is a full-time research position in
Numerical Analysis financed by COMSOL AB and the department of
Mathematics. The recipient is encouraged to pursue her or his own
research interests. The Fellow is provided with office and computer
facilities within the department of Mathematics at KTH throughout the
award period.

For more information about the Dahlquist Research Fellowship, see

For the actual ad, see

Deadline for application is January 9, 2017.

From: Ben Leimkuhler
Date: November 08, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Algorithms for Molecular Simulation, Edinburgh

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research
Associate in mathematical theory, algorithms and software for
molecular simulation. The post is available from 01 January 2017 for
24 months, renewable for a further 6 months by mutual agreement. The
precise start date is flexible. For details, please see

From: Jim Stewart
Date: November 11, 2016
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization/UQ, Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia's Center for Computing Research in Albuquerque, NM, is seeking
a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct fundamental algorithm research,
object- oriented software development, and development and application
of methodologies in the broad area of optimization and uncertainty
quantification. Areas of interest in algorithms R&D include, for
example, numerical optimization, large-scale inverse problems,
statistical inference, PDE-constrained and risk-averse optimization,
design-of-experiments, multilevel and multifidelity methods, and
random field modeling.

This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year,
which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional
years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to
employment. For more information and to apply, go to -> View All Jobs and then
search for posting 655472.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal
opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT.

From: Amar Debbouche
Date: November 08, 2016
Subject: Special Issue CFP, Modern fractional dynamic systems and applications

Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Call For Papers Special Issue on: "Modern fractional dynamic systems
and applications" In honor of: R.P. Agarwal, D. Baleanu, J.J. Nieto,
D.F.M. Torres and Y. Zhou Highly cited researchers in the field

Date first submission expected: March 01, 2017
Final deadline for submission: June 30, 2017

More details can be found at JCAM Web Page.

From: Roman Chapko
Date: November 08, 2016
Subject: Contents, J Computational and Applied Mathematics, 122 (2)

Contents, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Vol. 122 (2) (Ukraine)

Academician V.L. Makarov is 75!

Chapko R.S., Ivanyshyn Yaman O.M., Kanafotskyi T.S. On the non- linear
integral equation approaches for the boundary reconstruction in
double-connected planar domains

Litynskyy S.V., Muzychuk A.O. On the generalized solution of the
initial- boundary value problem with Neumann condition for the wave
equation by the use of the retarded double layer potential and the
Laguerre transform

Muzychuk Y.A.On the boundary element method for boundary value
problems for convolutional systems of elliptic equations

Nazarzadeh A., Fard KH. Rahsepar, Mahmoodi A. Another case of
incidence matrix for bivariate Birkhoff interpolation

Raynovskyy I.A., Timokha A.N. Resonant liquid sloshing in an upright
circular tank performing periodic motions

Shvai K.V. The best M-term trigonometric approximations of classes of
(\psi,\beta)-differentiable periodic multivariate functions in the
space l\psi\beta,1

Solodky S.G., Myleiko G.L. On optimal selection of Galerkin's
information for solving severely ill-posed problems

Stelmashchuk V.V., Shynkarenko H.A. Numerical solution of Lord-
Shulman thermopiezoelectricity forced vibrations problem

Sybil Yu.M., Grytsko B.E. Boundary value problem for the two-
dimensional Laplace equation with transmission condition on thin

Vasylyk V.B. Exponentially convergent method for differential equation
in Banach space with a bounded operator in nonlocal condition

Yanovich L.A., Ignatenko M.V. Interpolation formulas for functions,
defined on the sets of matrices with different multiplication rules

Yaroshko O.S. On the application of multiparameter inverse eigenvalue
problem and numerical methods for finding its solution

For details see:

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