NA Digest, V. 17, # 7

NA Digest Monday, March 13, 2017 Volume 17 : Issue 7

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
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From: James Nagy
Date: March 08, 2017
Subject: 2020 Householder Symposium

The Householder Committee seeks a team to organize the 2020
Householder Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra. The deadline for
submitting a proposal is 1 April 2017.

Guidelines for preparing a proposal can be found at:

Additional questions, and completed proposals can be sent to:

Jim Nagy
Chair, Householder Committee

From: Pamela Bye
Date: March 10, 2017
Subject: IMA Mathematics 2017, UK, Mar 2017

Thursday 23 March 2017, Mary Ward House, London, WC1H 9SN

Mathematics 2017 is the eleventh in the series of annual IMA
conferences to promote mathematics. This series aims to demonstrate to
both mathematicians and non-mathematicians the many uses of modern
mathematics. We hope that the audience will have mathematicians, those
who work with mathematicians in policy forming roles, and anyone who
has an interest in developments in the applications of mathematics.

Please register via

If you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for an IMA
conference, then you are already on our database. Please "request a
new password" using the email address previously used, to log in.

Conference webpage:

To register your interest in this conference, or for queries, please
contact the IMA Conferences Department: e-mail:, tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020, Fax: +44 (0) 1702
354 111, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine
Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK

From: Andreas Kloeckner
Date: March 08, 2017
Subject: ARRAY 2017, Spain, Jun 2017

4th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Libraries, Languages and
Compilers for Array Programming
Barcelona, Spain - June 18, 2017
DEADLINE: April 3, 2017

Array-oriented programming unites two uncommon properties. As an
abstraction, it directly mirrors high-level mathematical abstractions
common in the sciences. As a language feature, it exposes regular
control flow, exhibits structured data dependencies, and lends itself
to many types of program analysis. Further, many modern computer
architectures, including GPUs, incorporate features for the efficient
execution of array operations.

This workshop is intended to bring together researchers from many
different communities, including language designers, library
developers, compiler researchers and practitioners who are working on
numeric, array-centric aspects of programming languages, libraries and
methodologies from all domains: imperative or declarative,
object-oriented or not, interpreted or compiled, strongly typed,
weakly typed or untyped.

Topics: Array, graph, and tensor abstractions; Compilers and libraries
for array and graph programs on distributed/shared memory parallel
computers; Building-blocks for (dense and sparse) matrix/tensor
algorithms; Compiler transformations and intermediate languages for
array computations; Systematic array notation, including axis- and
index-based approaches; and Representation of mathematical structure,
including sparsity, rank, and hierarchy.

Papers must be submitted using EasyChair:

From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Date: March 08, 2017
Subject: Advances in Continuous Optimization, Canada, Jul 2017

Reminder of deadline for abstract submission: March 15, 2017

The 15th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization will
be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on July 12-14, 2017:

The EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization is the
annual event of the EUROPT continuous optimization working group of
EURO (The Association of European Operational Research
Societies). This 15th edition will take place in Montreal just before
the 21st IFORS conference that will be held in Quebec City.

Plenary Speakers
* Shabbir Ahmed (Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
* Timothy C.Y. Chan (University of Toronto, Canada)
* Francisco Facchinei (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)

Special Sessions In Memoriam
The scientific program will include special sessions in memory of
Jonathan M. Borwein, Roger Fletcher, and Christodoulos A. Floudas.

A list of invited sessions confirmed as of Friday, March 3, 2017 is

Additional sessions have since been confirmed, including:
- Advanced Optimization using Julia
- Applications of Conic Optimization
- Factorization-Free Methods for Large-Scale Optimization
- Optimization and Machine Learning for Medicine

Abstract Submission is online and at

From: Mansoor Haider
Date: March 07, 2017
Subject: Graduate Student Modeling (IMSM 2017), USA, Jul 2017

The 23rd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM)
Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State
University, between 16-26 July 2017. The workshop is sponsored by the
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences 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. The workshop 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 April 15, 2017.
Information is available at and questions
can be directed to

With best regards,
Mansoor Haider, Ilse Ipsen, Pierre Gremaud, and Ralph Smith

From: Martin Campos Pinto
Date: March 13, 2017
Subject: Waves and Fusion Plasmas, France, Jul 2017

CEA-EDF-INRIA school on "Waves and Fusion Plasmas"
Paris France, July 3-7, 2017

Scientific objectives: This CEA-EDF-INRIA school focuses primarily on
physical, mathematical and numerical aspects of electromagnetic wave
propagation in fusion plasmas with strong background magnetic fields.
The models are highly anisotropic which is crucial to the mathematical

Main topics will include advanced models, modern algorithmic
discretization, and numerical resolution of wave models with varying
coefficients since it is a bottleneck for future simulations. This
meeting will also be a great opportunity to discuss other modern
challenges in waves in plasmas, as well as various aspects of
anisotropic wave propagation in different environments.

List of the main speakers is already available on the web site
(additional program soon available)

Registration will soon be available on the web site.

From: Paul Hovland
Date: March 06, 2017
Subject: Deputy Division Director, Applied Math & Statistics, Argonne

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne
National Laboratory invites applications for the position of Deputy
Division Director for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The
position provides the opportunity to help MCS continue to grow,
coordinate applied mathematics and numerical software research and
development under the exascale computing project, and define the
strategic vision for applied mathematics and statistics at Argonne
and beyond. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in applied
mathematics, statistics, or a related discipline; demonstrated
management and leadership skills in a high-tech organization; broad
knowledge and high scientific reputation in applied mathematics or
statistics; and a demonstrated ability to discern and influence
promising research directions from a national and DOE Office of
Science perspective. Candidates with questions about the position
are encouraged to contact the current DDD for Applied Mathematics
and Statistics, Paul Hovland (, or MCS Interim
Division Director Robert Ross ( Interested
candidates should apply at

From: Tim Phillips
Date: March 08, 2017
Subject: Lectureship Positions, Cardiff Univ, UK

The School of Mathematics at Cardiff University wishes to appoint two
full-time, open-ended Lecturers:

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics: The appointment is expected to be in
continuum mechanics or in a cognate area complementing current
research interests of the Applied and Computational Mathematics
Group. The successful candidate will be expected to establish
interdisciplinary collaboration with other Schools at Cardiff
University such as Engineering and Earth and Ocean Sciences and/or
University Research Institutes (such as Energy and Systems
Immunity). Areas of interest include fluid mechanics, geophysical
flows and environmental fluid mechanics; solid and structural
mechanics, numerical analysis and scientific computing, mathematical
modelling and applied analysis.

Lecturer in Financial Mathematics :The appointment will be in an area
of Financial Mathematics aligned to at least one of the School's
existing research groups and will contribute towards developing a new
and exciting degree scheme in Financial Mathematics.

These posts are part of an ongoing expansion of the School which has
seen a significant increase in the number of undergraduates,
postgraduates and staff over the last three years. Applicants for
these posts should have a record of or potential to produce research
that reaches the highest standards of excellence in terms of
originality, significance and rigour. S/he should have the ability to
deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate
levels. S/he will also be expected to take a full part in the life of
the School, including administrative duties. These position are full
time positions, 35 hours per week and is open ended. Salary: 32,004 -
38,183 (pounds) per annum (Grade 6). Pathway: Teaching & Research.

The closing dates for applications for these posts is Monday 13th

We strongly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic
minority group, as they are under-represented in our School.

From: Marlis Hochbruck
Date: March 09, 2017
Subject: Junior Research Group Leader Position, KIT, Germany

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 "Wave phenomena -
analysis and numerics" at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
announces two positions of a Junior Research Group Leader in
Mathematics in one of the research fields Analysis and/or Numerical
Analysis of Partial Differential Equations related to wave phenomena
starting July 1st, 2017 or later.

The CRC is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its goal is
to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and eventually
manipulate wave propagation under realistic scenarios by intertwining
analysis and numerics. See for a list of
participating scientists and project descriptions.

Job description: With this position the CRC promotes outstanding young
scientists on their path towards a scientific career. The Junior
Research Group Leader will independently develop her/his own research
projects. We expect him/her to contribute as a principal investigator
to the renewal proposal of the CRC into its second funding period
(7/2019-6/2023). The successful candidate can apply for a KIT
Associate Fellowship which allows to supervise doctoral researchers.

The position is endowed with a PhD position and includes a budget for
travel and guests. It is temporary and guaranteed for four
years. Depending on the success in the renewal proposal of the CRC,
the position of the Junior Research Group Leader can be extended until

More details on the position, the required qualification and the
application procedure can be found at

Applications should be submitted to
Deadline: April 20th, 2017

From: Rodrigo Platte
Date: March 08, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Arizona State

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona
State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoc position
starting in the fall 2017 in association with our NSF-funded Research
Training Group (RTG) in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

The goal of this RTG is to address the challenges of rigorous analysis
of data, particularly with very large data sets, by integrating three
crucial areas: (i) statistics, (ii) computational mathematics, and
(iii) applied harmonic analysis. Examples of research questions to be
addressed by the synergy of these disciplines include (but are
certainly not limited to): 1) finding and analyzing efficient and
adaptive data collection strategies in sequential experimental design,
2) reconstructing a signal or image from incomplete or noisy data
sources, 3) devising measurement and other data collection strategies
that optimize the value of the data in subsequent statistical tests or
estimators, and 4) developing new computationally efficient
mathematical and statistical models and procedures for exploring and
analyzing very large data sets. Summer research support is provided
for the first two summers of the appointment along with an allowance
for professional travel. The duties of this position involve research
in an area of statistics and/or applied mathematics that is consistent
with the goals of the RTG along with a teaching load that is two
courses per year. Consistent with NSF's eligibility guidelines for
the RTG award, the successful candidate must be a citizen, national,
or permanent resident of the United States by the time of appointment.

To apply and for additional details, please visit the mathjobs

From: Dietmar Hoemberg
Date: March 13, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Nonlinear or Stochastic Optimization and Optimal Control

Weierstrass Institute has a job opening for a Research Assistant
Position (Reference no. 17/04) in the Research Group "Nonlinear
Optimization and Inverse Problems" (Head: Dietmar Homberg) to be
filled as of now.

Applicants are expected to have a university degree (PhD preferred)
and an intimate knowledge of one of the following topics
- optimal control or shape optimization subject to PDE constraints,
- direct and inverse problems for stochastic for PDEs,
- nonlinear optimization,
and the willingness to collaborate responsibly in applied industrial
projects. Please direct your queries to Prof. D. Homberg

The initial appointment is for three years and can be extended. The
work schedule is 39 hours per week, and the salary is according to the
German TVoeD scale. The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity
employer. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for the
offered position.

Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given
preference. Please send your application along with the standard
documents (curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of
publications, including a cover letter) in electronic form only, and
do so by no later than April 16, 2017, by means of one single PDF file
indicating code number 17/04, to be sent to

From: Giancarlo Sangalli
Date: March 11, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Pavia

Applications are invited for the a postdoctoral position in Pavia, to
work on the design and study of high-order isogeometric methods. This
position is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant "HIgeoM - Highly
accurate Isogeometric Method". For further information see the web

Candidates must hold, or be working towards, a PhD degree in
computational/applied mathematics or similar fields. A background in
numerical methods for PDEs is preferential.

Net salary will depend on qualification and experience. This position
will be offered for one year and can be renewed up to two years.

Informal enquiries and applications must be addressed to Giancarlo
Sangalli by email at .

Candidates have to send a CV, together with the names and addresses of
two referees.

From: Ismael Vaz
Date: March 07, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization in 3D Printing, Portugal

Pos Doc position in Optimization for 3D printing
School of Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal

Applications from: march 17th to 30th, 2017

The work consists in the development and implementation of
optimization algorithms for 3D printing (slicing and path planning)
for an additive manufacturing based hybrid processes for long or
continuous fiber reinforced polimeric matrix composites.

Relevant areas of expertise are:
- Optimization (linear/nonlinear)
- CADx
- Programming (C, Perl).

Applications should be addressed to: prof. Ismael Vaz,, attaching the curriculum vitae.

See, searching for FIBR3D/BPD1/2017, for
additional details.

From: Christian Lubich
Date: March 13, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Tuebingen (Germany)

Applications are invited for a PhD position in mathematical physics /
numerical analysis at the University of Tuebingen within the DFG
Research Training Group 1838, Spectral Theory and Dynamics of Quantum
Systems, starting from 15 May 2017 (or later on agreement).
Applicants are expected to have a masters degree in mathematics or
physics with excellent grades. In addition we expect a specialization
in applied analysis, numerical analysis, or mathematical physics.

This is a 3-year position without teaching load. The salary is on the
usual level for PhD students at German universities. As this Research
Training Group is committed to the promotion of gender equality in
science and academia, qualified women are especially encouraged to
apply. Disabled candidates will be given preference over other
equally qualified applicants.

Application documents:
1. A cover letter describing your mathematical interests
2. A CV including a transcript of your university records
3. A pdf of your master thesis
4. Two letters of recommendations to be sent directly to the e-mail
address below

Please send your application by e-mail to Prof. Christian Lubich:

From: Maya Neytcheva
Date: March 09, 2017
Subject: PhD Positions, Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Uppsala Univ

The Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics at Uppsala University has
six open Ph.D. positions (with deadline to apply - March 17, 2017).

The candidates are expected to have interest in applied mathematics
and/or using models in an interdisciplinary context. The applicants
should have a Master of Science in a field that is relevant for
conducting research in applied mathematics, e.g., mathematics,
engineering physics or scientific computing. Candidates with a
background in another area of science, e.g. chemistry or biology, with
a strong competence and interest in mathematical modeling are also
encouraged to apply.

For details, see the full announcement at .

From: daniel jopling
Date: March 10, 2017
Subject: Contents, Inverse Problems, 33 (3)

Inverse Problems 33.3 | March 2017

Fourier method for recovering acoustic sources from multi-frequency
far-field data, Xianchao Wang, Yukun Guo, Deyue Zhang, and Hongyu Liu

Accurate and efficient velocity estimation using Transmission matrix
formalism based on the domain decomposition methodm=, Benfeng Wang,
Morten Jakobsen, Ru-Shan Wu, Wenkai Lu, and Xiaohong Chen

An iterative method for 2D inverse scattering problems by alternating
reconstruction of medium properties and wavefields: theory and
application to the inversion of elastic waveforms, G Rizzuti, and A

Shape-based image reconstruction using linearized deformations, Ozan
Oktem, Chong Chen, Nevzat Onur Domanic, Pradeep Ravikumar, and
Chandrajit Bajaj

A new non-iterative reconstruction method for the electrical impedance
tomography problem, A D Ferreira, and A A Novotny

Compensation for geometric modeling errors by positioning of
electrodes in electrical impedance tomography, N Hyvonen, H Majander,
and S Staboulis

An approximate factorization method for inverse medium scattering with
unknown buried objects, Fenglong Qu, Jiaqing Yang, and Bo Zhang

Fractional diffusion: recovering the distributed fractional derivative
from overposed data, W Rundell, and Z Zhang

An efficient numerical algorithm for computing densely distributed
positive interior transmission eigenvalues, Tiexiang Li, Tsung-Ming
Huang, Wen-Wei Lin, and Jenn-Nan Wang

A reconstruction algorithm based on topological gradient for an
inverse problem related to a semilinear elliptic boundary value
problem, Elena Beretta, Andrea Manzoni, and Luca Ratti

Recovering an electromagnetic obstacle by a few phaseless
backscattering measurements, Jingzhi Li, Hongyu Liu, and Yuliang Wang

Reconstructing material properties by deconvolution of full-field
measurement images: The conductivity case, Cedric Bellis, Manel
Trabelsi, and Flavien Fremy

Uniqueness and Lipschitz stability of an inverse boundary value
problem for time-harmonic elastic waves, Elena Beretta, Maarten V de
Hoop, Elisa Francini, Sergio Vessella, and Jian Zhai

Conditional stability in determination of initial data for stochastic
parabolic equations, Ganghua Yuan

A multifrequency MUSIC algorithm for locating small inhomogeneities in
inverse scattering, Roland Griesmaier, and Christian Schmiedecke

A generalization of the Funk-Radon transform, Michael Quellmalz

From: daniel jopling
Date: March 10, 2017
Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, 30 (3)

Nonlinearity 30.3 | March 2017

Ground state solution for a class of Schrodinger equations involving
general critical growth term, Jiu Liu, Jia-Feng Liao and Chun-Lei Tang

The stable norm on the 2-torus at irrational directions, Stefan
Klempnauer and Jan Philipp Schroder

Bounded global Hopf branches for stage-structured differential
equations with unimodal feedback, Hongying Shu, Lin Wang and Jianhong

Rigorous KAM results around arbitrary periodic orbits for Hamiltonian
systems, Tomasz Kapela and Carles Simo

Furstenberg families, sensitivity and the space of probability
measures, Jie Li, Piotr Oprocha and Xinxing Wu

Transonic canards and stellar wind, Paul Carter, Edgar Knobloch and
Martin Wechselberger

Moments of the eigenvalue densities and of the secular coefficients of
beta-ensembles, Francesco Mezzadri, Alexi K Reynolds and Brian Winn

Bifurcations of limit cycles of perturbed completely integrable
systems, Razvan M Tudoran and Anania Girban

Stability of the rotation set of area-preserving toral homeomorphisms,
Pierre-Antoine Guiheneuf and Andres Koropecki

Rough dependence upon initial data exemplified by explicit solutions
and the effect of viscosity, Y Charles Li

A Coriolis force in an inertial frame, Oleg Kirillov and Mark Levi

Longtime dynamics of the quasi-linear wave equations with structural
damping and supercritical nonlinearities*, Zhijian Yang and Zhiming

Generic non-trivial resonances for Anosov diffeomorphisms, Alexander

Long-time asymptotic analysis of the Korteweg-de Vries equation via
the dbar steepest descent method: the soliton region*, Pietro

The random continued fraction transformation, Charlene Kalle, Tom
Kempton and Evgeny Verbitskiy

Linear and fractional response for the SRB measure of smooth
hyperbolic attractors and discontinuous observables, Viviane Baladi,
Tobias Kuna and Valerio Lucarini

From: Claude Brezinski
Date: March 13, 2017
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 74 (3)

Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 74, Issue 3

Semilocal convergence on a family of root-finding multi-point methods
in Banach spaces under relaxed continuity condition, Xiuhua Wang,
Jisheng Kou

A new high-order energy-preserving scheme for the modified Korteweg-de
Vries equation, Jin-Liang Yan, Qian Zhang, Zhi-Yue Zhang, Dong Liang

Two difference schemes for solving the one-dimensional time
distributed-order fractional wave equations, Guang-hua Gao, Zhi-zhong

A two-grid discretization scheme for optimal control problems of
elliptic equations, Huipo Liu, Shuanghu Wang

Fast predictor-corrector approach for the tempered fractional
differential equations, Jingwei Deng, Lijing Zhao, Yujiang Wu

Robust registration of surfaces using a refined iterative closest
point algorithm with a trust region approach, Per Bergstrom, Ove

A new relaxed HSS preconditioner for saddle point problems, Davod
Khojasteh Salkuyeh, Mohsen Masoudi

A spectral method for nonlinear elliptic equations, Kendall Atkinson,
David Chien, Olaf Hansen

Numerical methods for the computation of the confluent and Gauss
hypergeometric functions, John W. Pearson, Sheehan Olver, Mason
A. Porter

A modified greedy analysis pursuit algorithm for the cosparse analysis
model, Zisheng Liu, Jicheng Li, Wenbo Li, Pingfan Dai

A new block preconditioner for complex symmetric indefinite linear
systems, Jian-Hua Zhang, Hua Dai

Convergence analysis for column-action methods in image
reconstruction, Tommy Elfving, Per Christian Hansen, Touraj Nikazad

Erratum to: Convergence analysis for column-action methods in image
reconstruction, Tommy Elfving, Per Christian Hansen, Touraj Nikazad

On the convergence of CQ algorithm with variable steps for the split
equality problem, Fenghui Wang

On a vectorized version of a generalized Richardson extrapolation
process, Avram Sidi

From: David G. Yu
Date: March 10, 2017
Subject: Contents, Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing, 5 (1)

Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing (SOIC),
Volume: 5, Number: 1 March 2017

1. New version of the MDR method for stratified samples, Alexander
Bulins Bulinski, Alexey Kozhevin,

2. A Direct Local Search Method and its Application to a Markovian
Mode Model, Zhivko Taushanov, Andre Berchtold

3. Dynamic Programming Algorithms on Directed Cographs, Frank Gurski

4. A stochastic predator-prey system with Watt-type functional
response, Dung Tien Nguyen

5. Explicit form of global solution to stochastic logistic
differential equation an and related topics, Dmytro Borysenko,
Oleksandr Borysenko

6. Modified random errors S-iterative process for stochastic fixed
point th theorems in a generalized convex metric space, Plern
Saipara,Wiyada Ku Kumam,Parin Chaipunya

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