NA Digest, V. 18, # 3

NA Digest Sunday, January 21, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 3

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Zahari Zlatev
Date: January 17, 2018
Subject: New Book, Richardson Extrapolation

A new book ("Richardson Extrapolation: Practical Aspects and
Application", Zahari Zlatev, Ivan Dimov, Istvan Farago and Agnes
Havasi) was recently published in the Series in Applied and Numerical
Mathematics of the Publishing House De Gruyter (,
Berlin-Boston, 2017.

Scientists and engineers are mainly using Richardson Extrapolation as
a computational tool for increasing the accuracy of various numerical
algorithms for the treatment of systems of ordinary and partial
differential equations and for improving the computational efficiency
of the solution process by the automatic variation of the
time-stepsize. A third issue, the stability of the computational
process, is very often the most important one and, therefore, it is
the major topic studied in all chapters of this book. Clear
explanations and many examples make this text an easy-to-follow
handbook for applied mathematicians, physicists and engineers working
with scientific models based on differential equations.

From: Thomas Richter
Date: January 15, 2018
Subject: Summer School, Finite Elements, Cuba, Mar 2018

We announce the summer school "Numerical Simulations with the
Finite Element Method - Mathematical Analysis and Computational
Practice" that will take place at the University of Havana, Cuba.
(12.03. - 23.03.)

Partial Differential Equations and their numerical simulations play a
decisive role in scientific researches in a vast of academic and
industrial fields. The Finite Element Method is one of the most
important discretization approaches to such equations. This summer
course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects in performing
numerical simulations with the Finite Element Method.

Participants have the opportunity to learn about the theoretical
fundamentals in morning classes with Prof. Dr. Malte Braack
(Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Kiel) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Richter
(Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg) as speakers. They are the
main developers of the high performance adaptive Finite Element
toolkit Gascoigne 3D. Then, in the afternoon lab classes, participants
study the computational issues of Finite element schemes by
implementing them using the Gascoigne toolkit.

From: Chefi Triki
Date: January 17, 2018
Subject: Operations Research and its Applications, Oman, Apr 2018

International Conference on Operations Research and its Applications
2-3 April 2018, Muscat-Oman (

The Omani Mathematics Committee is pleased to announce the
International Conference on Operations Research and its Applications,
to be held in Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) on 2-3 April 2018.

The main objective of the Conference is to provide a valuable forum
for exchanging research ideas and for communicating the most recent
advances in the fields of operations research, optimization and
related areas. Given the complexities characterizing most of
operations research applications, trans-disciplinary collaboration is
often required to attain efficient solutions and to formulate
innovative answers to the increasing challenges in practice. Hence,
the goal of the conference is to stimulate an academic exchange of
recent developments as well as to encourage the mutual influence
between academics and practitioners. For further information, please
visit the official conference website:

Please submit an Extended Abstract (maximum 300 words) by the deadline
given below. The official language of the conference is English.
Participants requiring visa are also required to submit a short bio
(maximum 200 words), a copy of their passport and a digital passport-
size photo.

Submission of Abstracts: 15 February 2018

Even though no fees are required for participating in the conference,
the registration through the website is compulsory.

From: Olivier Pinaud
Date: January 17, 2018
Subject: Summer School, Waves and Particles in Random Media, USA, May 2018

Summer School Waves and Particles in Random Media: Theory and
May 21-25 2018, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

The main objectives of the school are to offer a basic training in the
field of waves and particles in random media in the broad sense, as
well as to present the state-of-the-art and new directions of
research. Waves and particles in random media is a domain of applied
mathematics that involves a wide range of topics from various fields,
for instance electromagnetics, analysis of partial differential
equations, inverse problems, probability and stochastic
equations. Besides the wealth of mathematical techniques the topic
involves, it also has a profound impact on many practical problems,
for instance to medical and radar imaging, underwater acoustics,
non-destructive testing and seismology.

Travel support is available for Ph.D. students and postdocs.

From: Catherine Crawley
Date: January 19, 2018
Subject: Bio-acoustic Structure, NIMBioS Investigative Workshop, USA, Jun 2018

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
"Bio-acoustic Structure," to be held June 25-27 at NIMBioS.

In order to make progress on the promise of using acoustics to
characterize population structure, this workshop will bring together
experts in bio-acoustics of multiple taxa, including birds, frogs,
primates, and cetaceans, with mathematicians and computer scientists
with expertise in classification, clustering, and information theory
to develop a unified approach. This will be accomplished by: 1)
compiling guidelines of best practices for designing acoustic surveys,
2) reviewing acoustic features of each taxon useful for identifying
regional and taxonomic differences, and 3) reviewing methods for
quantifying and comparing information content, generating
classification models, and identifying biologically significant
clusters. The results of this workshop will describe the current state
of using acoustics to assess population structure, create a community
bridging taxonomic disciplines, and provide new non-invasive tools for
conservation. Location: NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee,

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online
application form, go to

Participation in NIMBioS workshops is by application only. Individuals
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and
successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals,
and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

Application deadline: March 5, 2018

From: Guido Kanschat
Date: January 18, 2018
Subject: European Finite Element Fair, Germany, Jun 2018

We are proud to announce the
16th European Finite Element Fair
June 8/9, 2018 at the Mathematikon in Heidelberg

The web page with conference and accommodation details can be found at

Like at previous finite element fairs, you are welcome to show up and
announce a presentation spontaneously. Nevertheless, in order to
facilitate planning, we would like to ask you to pre-register by
following the instructions on the web page.

Registration and participation are free of charge. We are looking
forward to see you in Heidelberg.

From: Pamela Bye
Date: January 17, 2018
Subject: Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability, UK, Jun 2018

10th IMA International Conference on
Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR)
13 - 15 June 2018, Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK
Call for Papers - still time to submit

The 10th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial
Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) will take place in Manchester, UK
from 13 - 15 June 2018. This event is the premier maintenance and
reliability modelling conference in the UK and builds upon a very
successful series of previous conferences. It is an excellent
international forum for disseminating information on the
state-of-the-art research, theories and practices in maintenance and
reliability modelling and offers a platform for connecting researchers
and practitioners from around the world. Abstract and paper
submission deadlines are listed below. All submissions are subject to
rigorous review before an acceptance decision is made. We hope you
can attend and we will provide a warm welcome in Manchester in 2018.
For further information on the conference, including instructions for
authors, please visit the conference webpage:

Call for Papers: Papers on Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis; Life
cycle/performance analysis; Maintenance and Reliability Modelling;
Prognostics and Health Management; Reliability and Maintenance
Engineering; Safety, Security and Risk Management; Spare Parts Supply
Chain Management; Warranty Management and Data Analysis and theory or
applications of Autonomous Systems; Data Mining and Machine Learning;
Decision Analysis and Methods; Human Factors; Information Processing
and Engineering; Manufacturing Systems; Expert Elicitation ;
Operational Research; Production Planning and Control; Quality Control
and Management; Sustainability; and Systems Modelling and Simulation
in maintenance and reliability will be presented.

Abstracts of 100-200 words via by 1 Feb 2018

NOTE: If you are an IMA Member or you have previously registered for
an IMA conference, then you are already on our database. To log in,
please "request a new password" using the email address previously
used with us.

From: Marilena Mitrouli
Date: January 15, 2018
Subject: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation with Applications, Greece, Jul 2018

The third conference on "Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation
with Applications" (NASCA '18),, will be
held in the city of Kalamata, Greece in July 2-6, 2018.

If you are planning to attend the conference please fill out the
pre-registration form.

The main topics of the conference are:

- Large Linear Systems of Equations and Eigenvalue Problems with
- Linear Algebra and Control. Model Reduction,
- Ill-posed Problems, Regularisation,
- Numerical Methods for PDEs,
- Approximation Theory, Radial Basis Functions,
Meshless Approximation,
- Optimization,
- Applications to Image and Signal Processing, Environment,
Energy Minimization, Internet Search Engines.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 15, 2018.

Contact address:

From: Luca Formaggia
Date: January 19, 2018
Subject: SIMAI Biannual Congress, Italy, Jul 2018

The next edition of the Congress of the Italian Society of Industrial
and Applied Mathematics will take place in Rome, from the 2nd to the
6th July 2018. Proposal of minisymposium may be submitted using the
web site

Among the plenary speakers whi have accepted to participate we have

- Stanley Osher UCLA
- Michele Piana, University of Genova
- Angelo Iollo Universite de Bordeaux and Inria
- RIccardo Adami Politecnico di Torino

The conference will take place at the Engineering School of the
Universita` La Sapienza, ROMA, in the centre of Rome, Italy.

From: Paola Lamberti
Date: January 21, 2018
Subject: Numerical Mathematics and its Applications, Italy, Sep 2018

NuMA 2018 -- International Workshop on Numerical Mathematics
and its Applications
September 19 - 21, 2018, Torino, Italy

Workshop in honour of Prof. Catterina Dagnino

The workshop will focus on subjects related to Numerical Mathematics
and its Applications, as Approximation Theory, Splines/NURBS,
Differential and Integral Equations, Curve and Surface Design,
Isogeometric Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra.

Invited Speakers:
- Domingo Barrera, University of Granada (Spain).
- Chong-Jun Li, Dalian University of Technology (China).
- Carla Manni, University of Roma "Tor Vergata" (Italy).
- Giovanni Monegato, Politecnico of Torino (Italy).
- Ren-Hong Wang, Dalian University of Technology (China).

For further information, please visit the conference website:

From: Dr. Vasant
Date: January 19, 2018
Subject: Intelligent Computing and Optimization, Thailand, Oct 2018

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Thailand
Date: 4 - 5 October 2018

Topics to be discussed in this conference include (but are not limited
to) the following: Intelligent Computing and Applications: Artificial
intelligence, Quantum computing, Artificial Neural Networks,
Self-Organizing, Fuzzy logic, Membrane computing, Evolutionary
computation, Learning theory, Probabilistic methods, Image processing
Computer vision, Speech recognition, Big data, Evolutionary algorithm,
Randomness Monte Carlo methods, Algorithmic probability, Chaos theory,
Cryptography, Game theory, Information theory, Pattern recognition,
Natural computing, Evolutionary robotics Knowledge-based system,
Machine learning, Unsupervised learning, Computational finance,
Computational economics, DNA computing. Optimization and
Applications: Ant colony optimization, Artificial bee colony,
Artificial immune systems, Artificial neural networks, Automatic
computing, Bacterial foraging, Biological computing, Chaos
optimization, Cloud Computing, Combinatorial Optimization,
Computational intelligence, Continuous optimization, Cultural
algorithms. Differential evolution, Direct search, Evolutionary
computing, Fuzzy optimization, Genetic algorithms, Granular computing,
Hybrid algorithms, Local and global search, Memetic algorithms, Meta-
heuristic methods, Particle swarm optimization, Pattern search,
Simulated annealing, Simulation and modeling, Soft computing
techniques Support vector machines, Swarm intelligence, Tabu search,
Variable neighborhood search

Submission Procedure:
- Papers should be in English.
- Regular papers should be up to 10 pages in length.
- Short papers should be up to 6 pages in length.
- Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be
concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such
papers will be rejected without review.
- Papers must be formatted using the SPRINGER Author's Kit.
Detailed instructions and templates are available at

Website: The submission Web page for ICO 2018 is

Submission deadline: July 13, 2018

From: Matthew Aburn
Date: January 21, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Bayesian Computation, QIMRB, Australia

Bayesian Computation Research Fellow (full time 3 year appointment)
- Cutting edge data science in the group of Prof Michael Breakspear
- Potential to participate in commercialization

- Contribute to the design of methods for Bayesian inference on large
data sets from patient neuroimaging and intracranial recordings, to
perform model selection, parameter estimation, data assimilation
and prediction using forward models of brain dynamics.
- Implement these methods on GPUs or high performance computing
clusters, and collaborate in applying these to clinical and
neuroscience research, including an application to diagnosis and
treatment of epilepsy.
- Perform innovative analyses of high-dimensional neurophysiological
and neuroimaging data.

Essential: PhD in mathematics, physics, statistics, bioengineering,
computer sciences or related field; demonstrated ability to implement
mathematical methods in code; and evidence of strong oral and written
communication skills.

Desirable: Ideally may have a published track record applying
computational inference methods, for example Sequential Monte Carlo,
particle filters, MCMC, ensemble Kalman filters or variational Bayes;
previous experience with GPU programming / high performance computing;
or expertise in time series analysis or signal processing.

Salary range is AUD $81,395-$84,257 per annum, plus up to 15.75%
superannuation. This is a full time three year appointment.

Closing date 4 February 2018. For full details and to apply:

From: Eric C. Cyr
Date: January 19, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics for Plasmas, Sandia National Labs

The Computational Mathematics Department at Sandia National
Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, invites applicants for a postdoctoral
R&D position. The selected candidate will join in efforts in pursuing
leading edge research in the development and analysis of discontinuous
Galerkin methods for multi-fluid plasma models and particle-in-cell
(PIC) models. Work will also involve software development and
numerical experimentation. The selected candidate will be expected to
work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to thrive in an
expanding, fast-paced technical environment. This position requires a
large amount of interaction with other staff members in the department
and communication skills are important. Some travel will be required.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science,
engineering, or a related area received within the last 5 years prior
to employment. US Citizenship is required. Other qualifications
include (1) evidence of relevant and exceptional research achievements
as demonstrated in the form of technical publications, presentations,
software tools, and/or knowledge of applications, (2) expertise in
numerical methods for PDEs, (3) expertise in large-scale scientific
computation, (4) strong C++ software development skills and experience
utilizing software libraries for scientific software development. For
a complete description of the posting, and to apply, go to, click on Careers, then search for job opening

Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

From: Emanuele Zanchi
Date: January 17, 2018
Subject: Multiple Positions, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de
Supercomputacion (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in
Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful
supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE
European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of
BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in
order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service
provision and R&D into both computer and computational science
(life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and
currently has over 460 staff from 44 countries.

The Operations Department ensures the continuous daily functioning of
the RES supercomputers and remote access by users both within Spain
and internationally. In addition to all the routine maintenance and
operations tasks, the Department staff is also heavily involved in
planning and designing new systems and support facilities. We are
offering a position for Junior High Performance Computing User
Support. We will accept candidatures interested in a part-time work as
well as students of Computer Sciences Engineering Degree. There is
the option to perform within operations department the Undergraduate
Thesis Project related to HPC and supercomputing. During the first 3
months, the BSC staff will train the candidate in HPC technologies,
supercomputers, performance tools and programming
models. Ref. 06_OP_US_Jr

Applications are invited for a PostDoc to conduct research and
development on computer architecture and machine learning in the
context of the ERC-funded project "Sustainable Performance for
High-Performance Embedded Computing Systems" (SuPerCom). ERC is one of
the most prestigious projects a European researcher can be awarded
( SuPerCom is a 5-year
project funded by the European Union that starts in early 2018 and
that involves around 10 researchers. The main objective is to propose
a holistic multidisciplinary approach that addresses the challenge of
providing high and sustainable performance with future embedded
computers comprising high-performance hardware with unprecedented
complexity levels. This project involves research in hardware designs
to improve performance predictability and machine learning techniques
for embedded systems like those in automotive or space domains.
Francisco J. Cazorla is the principal investigator (PI) of the
project. Ref. 9_CS_OS_R2R3

From: Josef Weinbub
Date: January 15, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Computational Science, TU Wien, Austria

One PhD position (3 years, 40 hours/week) at the Institute for
Microelectronics, TU Wien is available. The area of research is on
high performance hierarchical data structures for accelerating
three-dimensional level-set based simulations of fabrication processes
of micro- and nanoelectronic devices.

Candidates should have a strong background in developing numerical,
parallel C++ codes (e.g. OpenMP, vectorization, finite difference
method). Previous experience with or background in micro- and
nanoelectronics (or electrical engineering in general) is not

Desired Starting Date: March 2018
(but is flexible and can be negotiated)

The position will remain open until filled.

More information:

From: Stephan Rave
Date: January 19, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Mathematics, Univ of Münster

Applied Mathematics Munster has an open PhD position (salary TV-L E13
75%) for a duration of three years. The successful applicant will be
working on a project regarding the efficient multi-scale simulation
and reduced order modeling of lithium-ion battery cells.

A master's degree in mathematics, as well as experience with the
theory and implementation of numerical approximation schemes for
partial differential equations is required.

Inquiries and applications can be addressed to Applications are possible until
February 15, 2018.

From: Bernie J. Daigle, Jr.
Date: January 15, 2018
Subject: MS/PhD Position, Computational Systems Biology, Univ of Memphis

Experimental biologists are generating data at an unprecedented rate.
Unfortunately, biological insight has not kept pace with this deluge
of data. The goal of my lab is to improve the inference of biological
meaning from the wealth of experimental data collected from single
cells to whole organisms. To do so, we develop sophisticated
statistical and computational tools that enable integrated analyses of
noisy, heterogeneous datasets.

Assistantships are available for students interested in pursuing a
Master's or Ph.D. in computational systems biology. Our research in
this area involves developing computational methods for inferring the
underlying structure and behavior of biological systems. Recent work
by our lab includes combining stochastic simulation and optimization
techniques to characterize promoter architecture from single-cell gene
expression data. More information can be found at

The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have some
computer programming experience (R, MATLAB, Perl, Python, C, or C++).
Prior research experience in bioinformatics and/or computational
biology is desirable. Details about admission and degree requirements
can be found at
(MS, Bioinformatics) and
(MS/PhD, Biological Sciences). Applicants must apply to both The
University of Memphis Graduate School and the corresponding graduate
program. To ensure full consideration, applications should be
completed by February 1. Accepted students will be supported through
a graduate assistantship.

If interested, please contact Dr. Daigle ( for
further information.

From: saul Buitrago
Date: January 21, 2018
Subject: Contents, Bulletin of Computational Applied Mathematics, 5 (2)

Table of Contents
Bulletin of Computational Applied Mathematics, Vol. 5, No. 2

Modeling seismic wave propagation using staggered-grid mimetic finite
differences, F. Solano-Feo, J. Guevara-Jordan, C. Gonzalez-Ramirez,
O. Rojas-Ulacio, B. Otero-Calvinyo

Surrogate reservoir models for CSI well probabilistic production
forecast, S. Buitrago, O. Romero

Evaluation of the Von Rosenberg's method for the convection-diffusion
equation, N. Guanda, I. Grau

From: Edward B. Saff
Date: January 16, 2018
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 47 (1)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 47, Issue 1, February 2018
Special Issue: Approximation and Statistical Physics - Part I

On Bulk Singularities in the Random Normal Matrix Model, Yacin Ameur,
Seong-Mi Seo

Renormalized Energy and Asymptotic Expansion of Optimal Logarithmic
Energy on the Sphere, Laurent Betermin, Etienne Sandier

Expected Riesz Energy of Some Determinantal Processes on Flat Tori,
Jordi Marzo, Joaquim Ortega-Cerda

Quantum Ergodic Sequences and Equilibrium Measures, Steve Zelditch

A Large Deviation Principle for Weighted Riesz Interactions, Tom
Bloom, Norman Levenberg, Franck Wielonsky

Domain Wall Six-Vertex Model with Half-Turn Symmetry, Pavel Bleher,
Karl Liechty

Equidistribution of Jellium Energy for Coulomb and Riesz Interactions,
Mircea Petrache, Simona Rota Nodari

From: Irena Lasiecka IL2V@VIRGINIA.EDU
Date: January 18, 2018
Subject: Contents, EECT Evolution Equations and Control Theory, 7.1

New issue EECT 7-1, March 2018 is now on line.

1.The controllability of a thermoelastic plate problem revisited,
Moncef Aouadi and Taoufik Moulahi

2. Continuous data assimilation algorithm for simplified Bardina
model, Debora A. F. Albanez and Maicon J. Benvenutti

3. Self-similar solutions to nonlinear Dirac equations and an
application to nonuniqueness, Hyungjin Huh

4. Inverse observability inequalities for integrodifferential
equations in square domains, Paola Loreti and Daniela Sforza

5. Stability problem for the age-dependent predator-prey model, Antoni
Leon Dawidowicz and Anna Poskrobko

6. Optimal control for a conserved phase field system with a possibly
singular potential, Pierluigi Colli , Gianni Gilardi , Gabriela
Marinoschi and Elisabetta Rocca

7. Global well-posedness of unsteady motion of viscous incompressible
capillary liquid bounded by a free surface, Yoshihiro Shibata

8. Heat-viscoelastic plate interaction: Analyticity, spectral
analysis, exponential decay, Roberto Triggiani and Jing Zhang

From: Lothar Reichel
Date: January 16, 2018
Subject: Contents, ETNA, 47 (special volume of the NL2A conference)

G. P. Deidda, P. Diaz de Alba, and G. Rodriguez, Identifying the
magnetic permeability in multi-frequency EM data inversion

L. Elbouyahyaoui, M. Heyouni, K. Jbilou, and A. Messaoudi, A block
Arnoldi based method for the solution of the Sylvester-observer

K. Du, J. Duintjer Tebbens, and G. Meurant, Any admissible harmonic
Ritz value set is possible for GMRES

D. Kressner, R. Luce, and F. Statti, Incremental computation of block
triangular matrix exponentials with application to option pricing

D. Bianchi and M. Donatelli, On generalized iterated Tikhonov
regularization with operator-dependent seminorms

A. Frommer, K. Lund, and D. B. Szyld, Block Krylov subspace methods
for functions of matrices

G. Meurant, An optimal Q-OR Krylov subspace method for solving linear

H.-X. Zhong and H. Xu, Weighted Golub-Kahan-Lanczos bidiagonalization

M. Mitrouli and P. Roupa, Vector estimates for f(A)b via extrapolation

N. Eshghi and L. Reichel, Enhanced matrix function approximation

D. Imberti and J. Erhel, Varying the s in your s-step GMRES

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