NA Digest, V. 19, # 14

NA Digest Sunday, April 07, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 14

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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Submissions for NA Digest:

From: Timothy Costa
Date: April 02, 2019
Subject: Pre-Release: NVIDIA cuTENSOR library for accelerating tensor operations

cuTENSOR is a new library containing highly optimized tensor
primitives for NVIDIA GPUs. It provides a set of simple, flexible APIs
for elementwise tensor operations and tensor contractions. cuTENSOR's
expressive API allows for elementwise operation fusion and exposes
several tensor contraction algorithms. cuTENSOR is now available in an
apply-for-access pre-release at Apply

From: Pamela Bye
Date: April 03, 2019
Subject: Mathematics of Operational Research, UK, Apr 2019

Innovating Mathematics for New Industrial Challenges
25 - 26 April 2019, Aston University, Birmingham, UK


The conference will aim to draw together the considerable community of
researchers and practitioners who develop new mathematics of relevance
to and which underpin applications in Operational Research (OR). It
will take a comprehensive view, will showcase activity from across OR,
and will welcome both contributions which have a clear application
focus as well as those which are theoretically driven. Contributions
will be expected to showcase both significant new mathematics and OR
relevance. The conference will host plenaries from leading
international experts.

Invited Speakers:
- Jeremy Bradley (Royal Mail)
- Shane Henderson (Cornell University)
- Rob Solly (Dstl)
- Sven Leyffer (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago)
- Milan Vojnovic (LSE)

Registration is now open 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.

Further information:

From: Jochen Schuetz
Date: April 01, 2019
Subject: Summer School on Phase-field Modeling, Belgium, Jun 2019

Hereby, I would like to kindly invite you to participate in the
summer school on phase field modeling at Hasselt University,
Belgium, from June 24-26, 2019.

The goal of this summer school is to give the participants a basic
introduction to the analysis and the numerics of phase fields. The
focus will be on introducing the phase field concept including some
physical applications, show how the phase field equation relate to
other moving-boundary models, and numerical implementation. The summer
school will therefore be amenable to mathematicians, engineers and
scientists and will be presented in a genuine interdisciplinary
context. The summer school will be open to participants having a basic
knowledge in calculus and partial differential equations as they are
taught to engineers and scientists. All sessions will be hands-on,
meaning that sufficient time for exercises and their discussion is

The lectures will be given by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Carina Bringedal
(Universitat Stuttgart), Prof. Dr. Harald Garcke (Universitat
Regensburg), Prof. Dr. Christian Rohde (Universitat Stuttgart) and
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wick (Leibniz Universitat Hannover).

More information and subscription procedures can be found on
Participation is free of charge!

From: Pamela Bye
Date: April 05, 2019
Subject: Nonlinearity and Coherent Structures, UK, Jul 2019

10 - 12 July 2019, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
CALL FOR PAPERS - still time to submit!

Nonlinearity plays an important role in many fields of Science,
Engineering and Technology. The aim of this conference is to bring
together researchers working on aspects of nonlinear phenomena and to
encourage interaction between experts from different areas such as
Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Analysis, Fluid Dynamics,
Engineering and Physics. Recent theoretical developments, new
computational methods and experimental findings will be presented and
discussed. We plan to avoid parallel sessions and foster as much as
possible communication across the different communities. This
Conference has been organised in cooperation with the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and Northumbria University.

Conference topics include: Integrable systems and soliton theory;
Nonlinear waves and nonlinear evolution equations; Dispersive
hydrodynamics; Rogue waves and extreme wave phenomena; Instability in
nonlinear media; Orthogonal polynomials; Mathematical biology;
Coherent structures in shear flows and transition to turbulence

Invited Speakers
- Professor Gennady El (Northumbria University, UK)
- Dr Karima Khusnutdinova (Loughborough University, UK)
- Professor Paul Milewski (University of Bath, UK)
- Professor Barbara Prinari (University at Buffalo and University of
Colorado Colorado Springs, USA)
- Dr Laurette Tuckerman (PMMH-ESPCI, France)
- Professor Ken McLaughlin (Colorado State University, USA)

Papers will be accepted for the conference based on a 200 word
abstract on any of the above topics for oral or poster presentation.
Abstracts should be submitted by Monday 15 April 2019 via . Please state whether your title is intended
for oral 'presentation' or 'poster' presentation.

The Early Bird Fee will be available until Wednesday 12 June after
which fees will increase.

Further information

From: Alexander Ostermann
Date: April 06, 2019
Subject: SciCADE 2019, Austria, Jul 2017

The registration for SciCADE 2019, the International Conference on
Scientific Computation and Differential Equations, to be held at the
University of Innsbruck, Austria, July 22-26, 2019, is open.

Confirmed plenary speakers are:
Yongyong Cai (Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China)
Carsten Graeser (FU Berlin, Germany)
Ernst Hairer (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Alison Marsden (Stanford University, USA)
Jonathan Mattingly (Duke University, USA)
Hinke Osinga (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Katharina Schratz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Contributed talks and posters can now be submitted. Deadline for
abstract submission is 25th June (19th May with early bird fees):

More information is available from the website:

From: Michele Benzi
Date: April 07, 2019
Subject: Scuola Matematica Interuniversitaria, Italy, Jul-Aug 2019

Scuola Matematica Interuniversitaria, Perugia, Italy, July-August 2019

In Summer 2019, five graduate courses in mathematics will be organized
at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics of the University of
Perugia (Italy), under the sponsorship of the Consorzio per l\371Alta
Formazione in Matematica (CIAFM), Department of University and
Scientific Research (MIUR) and Istituto di Alta Matematica (INdAM).

The lectures will be given from July 22 to August 16.

The courses are addressed to young graduates wishing to extend and
complete their knowledge of mathematics at the Master or Ph.D. level.

The courses and corresponding lecturers will be:
- Algebraic Geometry (Chris Peterson, Colorado State University)
- Differential Geometry (Liviu Ornea, University of Bucharest)
- Functional Analysis (Marius Gheorghiu, University College Dublin)
- Mathematical Statistics (Larry Goldstein, University of Southern California)
- Numerical Analysis (Michele Benzi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Obligations of participants - Each participant is required to choose
two courses in addition to problem sessions. Daily attendance is
compulsory for participants. A final written test will be given by the
lecturer; no certification of proficiency will be issued.

Applications must be submitted online by May 31 at:

From: Pablo Seleson
Date: April 06, 2019
Subject: Short Course on Peridynamics, USA, Jul-Aug 2019

Short Course on Peridynamics
15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM15)
July 28-August 1, 2019, Austin, TX

A short course on the Peridynamics Theory of Solid Mechanics will be
held at the upcoming U.S. National Congress on Computational
Mechanics. The short course will cover both the fundamentals of
peridynamics as well as advanced topics and applications, including a
hands-on computational tutorial. Students, postdocs, as well as
early-career and senior researchers are welcome to participate. The
short-course description is given below.

Title: Peridynamics Theory of Solid Mechanics: modeling, computation,
and applications

- Dr. John Foster (
University of Texas at Austin
- Dr. David Littlewood (
Sandia National Laboratories
- Dr. Pablo Seleson (
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Description: Peridynamics is a nonlocal reformulation of classical
continuum mechanics, based on integral equations, suitable for
material failure and damage simulation. In contrast to classical
constitutive relations, peridynamic models do not require spatial
differentiability assumptions of displacement fields, leading to a
natural representation of material discontinuities such as
cracks. Furthermore, peridynamic models possess length scales, making
them suitable for multiscale modeling. This course will provide an
overview of peridynamics, including its mathematical, computational,
and modeling aspects. The course will also review advanced research
topics and software in peridynamics, and it will include a hands-on
tutorial on 3D simulation of solid mechanics problems.

From: Sergey Matveev
Date: April 04, 2019
Subject: Matrix Methods in Mathematics and Applications, Russia, Aug 2019

On behalf of Marchuk Institute of Numerical Mathematics and Skolkovo
Institute of Science and technology we would like to invite to
participate in Fifth Conference on Matrix Methods in Mathematics and
Applications (MMMA-2019). This year we have two general chair of
conference: prof. Eugene Tyrtyshnikov and prof. Ivan Oseledets.

Conference is planned for August 19 - 23 and registration is open
until July 15.

Conference website and registration form are at

From: Nicolas Gillis
Date: April 01, 2019
Subject: Low-Rank Models and Applications, Belgium, Sep 2019

The 2019 Workshop on Low-Rank Models and Applications (LRMA) will take
place from 12-13 September 2019 at the Faculty of Engineering,
University of Mons, Belgium. The LRMA workshop is sponsored by the
European Research Council (ERC) under the COLORAMAP project, and
offers a vibrant and intimate venue for interaction between
researchers from fields such as computer science, information theory,
mathematics and signal processing. The scientific program of the LRMA
workshop will include invited plenary lectures, as well as regular
contributed talks and posters. The plenary speakers are: Jose
M. Bioucas Dias (Universidade de Lisboa), Cedric Fevotte (CNRS,
Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse), Christian Grussler
(Cambridge University), Nicola Guglielmi (University of L'Aquila),
Valeria Simoncini (Universita di Bologna), Vincent Tan (National
University of Singapore), Andre Uschmajew (Max Planck Institute for
Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig), Stephen Vavasis (University of
Waterloo) and Zhihui Zhu (Johns Hopkins University).

The deadline for submitting abstract is the 12th of April 2019.

All the information can be found on the following website:

From: Sanmukh Rao Kuppannagari
Date: March 31, 2019
Subject: High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics, India, Dec 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals for HiPC 2019
26th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing,
Data, and Analytics
December 17-20, 2019, Hyderabad, India

The 26th annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance
Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC 2019) will be held in Hyderabad,
India, December 17-20, 2019. Complementing the main technical program,
HiPC workshops serve to broaden the technical scope of the conference
in emerging areas of high performance computing, networking, data
analytics, and their applications. Held on the first day of the
conference, HiPC workshops will typically be half-day events although
proposals for full-day workshops will also be considered. The papers
accepted for presentation at the HiPC 2019 workshops will be included
in the workshops volume of the conference proceedings with a separate
ISBN (HiPCW 2019), and will be distributed online. Post-conference,
papers presented at the conference and eligible for inclusion will be
made available to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Deadlines and Important Dates:
- Workshop proposal submissions: April 8, 2019

From: J. Lu
Date: April 04, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Mathematical Imaging, Optimization, Shenzhen Univ

Postdoc Positions in Shenzhen University, China
Location: Shenzhen, China
Job Type: Full-Time
Duration: 2 years
Number of Position: 2 Positions
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Description: We are looking for Postdoctoral Researchers in
Image/Video Processing/Analysis,Mathematical Imaging and Optimization,

We have no teaching tasks and check in / check out policy for
Postdoctoral Researchers.

- Prof. Jian Lu (Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Advanced Machine Learning
and Applications)
- Prof. Lixin Shen (Syracuse University, USA)

The salary is about 330,000 RMB (49,000 US dollars) per year, of which
180,000 RMB per year is after-tax. Those who are interested please
send their C.V. to Prof. Dr. Jian Lu, e-mail:;

From: Tim Burns
Date: March 31, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Positions, NRC, NIST

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites
applications for two-year NRC postdoctoral research positions at NIST
Laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado. NIST is
a Federal government research laboratory specializing in measurement
science. ACMD consists of some 46 full-time professional staff, along
with part-time faculty appointees and guest researchers. Staff members
engage in collaborative research with scientists throughout NIST,
providing expertise in applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, and
computational science and engineering. Research areas of interest
include complex systems and networks, computational materials science,
computational fluid dynamics,computational electromagnetics,
computational biology, orthogonal polynomials and special functions,
applied optimization and simulation, combinatorial software testing,
data mining and visualization, parallel and distributed algorithms,
quantum information science, and uncertainty quantification in
scientific computing. Candidates and their research proposals are
evaluated in a competitive process managed by the National Research
Council (NRC) Associateship Programs. The current stipend is $71,128
per year; there is also a $5500 travel and equipment allowance.

For further details, see

Application deadlines are February 1 and August 1. Appointments
commence within one year of selection. For questions, contact Tim
Burns, NIST is an equal opportunity employer. The NRC
Associateship Program at NIST is restricted to US citizens.

From: Gunther Reissig
Date: April 03, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Formal methods in control, Munich, Germany

We invite applications for a doctoral researcher position in the field
of formal methods in control. The successful candidate is expected to
advance the state of the art of abstraction-based synthesis and
verification, to facilitate routine and efficient application of the
approach to nonlinear continuous-state plants and complex
specifications. Depending on background and interests of the
candidate, the research focus will be either on algorithms and
software development, or on theoretical foundations.

Required qualifications:
- MSc degree (or equivalent, giving access to doctoral studies) in
Mathematics, Systems and Control, Computer Science, or a related
field. Students about to complete their MSc will also be considered.
- Strong theoretical or mathematical background, and a strong interest
in dynamical or control systems.
- Programming skills.
- Efficient communication skills in English.

In addition, an intended focus on algorithms and software requires
past exposure to and strong interest in professional-grade software
development, while for a focus on theoretical foundations a strong
mathematical or theoretical background is needed. Experience in one of
the following fields would be a plus but is not necessarily required:
Set-valued or validated numerics; dynamic programming; formal methods
in control; reactive synthesis; information-based complexity / optimal
recovery. The position is full-time and paid according to pay scale
``TVOeD Bund, E 13''. Initial appointment is for two years, with
possible extension contingent on availability of funds and research
performance. The position is open to applicants worldwide; no special
security clearance necessary. Your complete application consists of
the following documents, which should be sent as a single PDF file to
the email address given below (deadline: May 5, 2019):
- CV with photo
- One-page cover letter (clearly indicating available start date as
well as relevant qualifications, experience and motivation)
- University certificates and transcripts (both BSc and MSc degrees)
- Contact details of up to three referees
- Possibly an English language certificate and a list of publications

All documents should be in English or German.

Gunther Reissig
Email:, Subject: PhD ref 9xfb6

From: Heike Sill
Date: April 05, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, WIAS, Germany

WIAS invites applications for a PhD Student Position (f/m/d)
(Ref. 19/08) in the Research Group "Partial Differential Equations"
(Head: Prof. Dr. A. Mielke) starting at the earliest possible date.

The position is associated with the research project of the German
Research Council "Pattern formation in coupled parabolic systems"
within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 910
"Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems: Theoretical methods and
concepts of applications".

More information see here:

From: Josefin Ahlkrona
Date: April 02, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, Stockholm Univ

We have two PhD positions available under a collaborative project
between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of
Meteorology (MISU), Stockholm University. Sweden. The project aims at
developing an idealized coupled Finite Element Model framework for
studying processes involved in ice sheet-ocean interactions. The Math
PhD student will develop the FEM-methods for the coupling, and the
MISU PhD will study the impact of numerical solutions on the model
representation of physical processes and will investigate ocean
circulation under different configurations. The real-life context if
the 79N-Glacier, Greenland, and the project is woven into several
international collaborations.

Please find more information under the links below. The closing date
is April 23, 2019.

PhD-Student at the math dept:

Project description:

Application page:

PhD-Student at the meteorology dept:

From: Irena Lasiecka IL2V@VIRGINIA.EDU
Date: March 31, 2019
Subject: Contents, EECT Evolution Equations and Control Theory, 8 (2)

The new issue EECT 8-2 June 2019 regular issue is now online.

On the Web at
Volume 8 Number 2 June 2019

Mohamed Boulanouar, On a mathematical model with non-compact boundary
conditions describing bacterial population (II)

Luca Codenotti and Marta Lewicka, Visualization of the convex
integration solutions to the Monge-Ampere equation

Robert Denk and Yoshihiro Shibata, Generation of semigroups for the
thermoelastic plate equation with free boundary conditions

Monika Eisenmann, Etienne Emmrich and Volker Mehrmann, Convergenceof
the backward Euler scheme for the operator-valued Riccati differential
equation with semi-denite data

Matthias Eller, Stability of the anisotropic Maxwell equations with a
conductivit term

Vo Anh Khoa, Le Thi Phuong Ngoc and Nguyen Thanh Long, Existence,
blow-up and exponential decay of solutions for a porous-elastic system
with damping and source terms

Patrick Martinez and Judith Vancostenoble, The cost of boundary
controllability for a parabolic equation with inverse square potential

Denis Mercier and Virginie Regnier, Decay rate of the Timoshenko
system with one boundary damping

Toshiyuki Suzuki, Scattering theory for semilinear Schrodinger
equations with an inverse-square potential via energy methods

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