NA Digest, V. 19, # 27

NA Digest Sunday, July 14, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 27

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Marco Martinolli
Date: July 11, 2019
Subject: Industrial Mathematics, Austria, Oct 2019

We are pleased to announce this Call for Abstracts for the 1st
Workshop in Industrial Mathematics (WIM2019), to be held in Strobl,
Austria from October 14th to October 17th 2019. The workshop will
feature a wide range of exciting talks, discussions, and networking
opportunities with experts and researchers in the mathematical fields
of 'Optimization and Inverse Problems', 'Coupled Systems' and 'Reduced
Order Methods'. The focus on industrial applications will be
specifically addressed during an industry-featured session, hosting
speakers with direct experience on industrial mathematics. To find
more details about the event, the program, and the registration
procedure, please visit our website at

The Organizing Committee is inviting the community to submit abstracts
for oral and poster presentations. All abstracts must be sent as a PDF
file via e-mail to before Sunday 1st September.

From: Jens Saak
Date: July 08, 2019
Subject: Power-Aware Computing, Germany, Nov 2019

It is a pleasure to announce the 3rd Workshop on Power-Aware Computing
(PACO 2019), which will be held in Magdeburg (Germany) on November
05-06, 2019. This workshop is the third in a series of workshops on
power-aware computing and takes place at the Max Planck Institute for
Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems. The focus will be on strategies
and algorithms that takes into account minimizing the energy
consumption. All participants are invited to present their own work
at the workshop by a 25+5min talk.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is September 30th, 2019 while
the registration is due by October 11th, 2019.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Stefan Turek (TU Dortmund University)
Grey Ballard (Wake Forest University)
Erin C. Carson (Charles University)

The special issue for the workshop proceedings is currently being
negotiated. A call for paper will follow separately as soon as terms
have been fixed.

Further information at:

Further information about METT:

From: Nagaiah Chamakuri
Date: July 08, 2019
Subject: Computational Mathematics, India, Dec 2019

Indo-German conference on Computational Mathematics (IGCM-2019):
Challenges and Opportunities towards Exascale Computing
December 2-4, 2019, IISc, Bangalore, India.

The purpose of this Indo-German conference is to provide an
interdisciplinary platform for researchers around the world to present
and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and challenges in the
frontier areas of computational mathematics. The conference topics
include but not limited to numerical analysis of partial differential
equations (PDEs) & stochastic PDEs, efficient and robust numerical
schemes for solving complex problems, optimal control and inverse
problems, scalable parallel algorithms and hybrid MPI-OpenMP
algorithms with GPU computing. This conference has been organised in
cooperation with IISc Bangalore, India, Mahindra-Ecole centrale
Hyderabad, India and University of Hohenheim, Germany.

INVITED SPEAKERS: Amiya K. Pani (IIT Bombay, India), Ananth Grama
(Purdue University, USA), Balakrishnan N (IISc, Bangalore), Christian
Clason (Uni Duisburg Germany), Gunar Matthies (Uni Dresden, Germany),
Jack J. Dongarra (Uni Tennessee, USA), Kunibert Siebert (Uni
Stuttgart, Germany), Peter Bastian (Uni Heidelberg, Germany), Philipp
Kugler (Uni Hohenheim, Germany), Praveen C (TIFR CAM, India), Roland
Herzog (TU Cheminitz, Germany), Sanjay Mittal (IIT Kanpur, India),
Thomas Richter (Uni Magdeburg, Germany), Veerappa Gowda (TIFR CAM,
India), Volker John (WIAS, Berlin, Germany).

Last date for abstract submission: 15. 09. 2019

For detailed information about this conference, for registration and
for abstract submissions, please visit the following website:

From: Fred Roosta
Date: July 10, 2019
Subject: Data Science Down Under, Australia, Dec 2019

Abstract submission for talks and posters is now open for the
international Data Science Down Under workshop to be held during 8th -
12th of December, 2019 in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in
areas related to data science - including mathematics, statistics and
computer science - to discuss recent work and to share ideas, and
fostering new local and international collaborations. The workshop
consists of two integral parts:

(i) Boot camp: 8th-10th, December
(ii) Recent Advances: 11th-12th, December.

The inaugural theme of the Boot Camp will be 'Randomized Numerical
Linear Algebra', while the Recent Advances will cover a broad and
diverse range of topics from machine learning and data analysis.

Confirmed speakers include: Kenneth Clarkson (IBM Research, USA);
Michael Mahoney (University of California, Berkeley, USA); David
Woodruff (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); Deanna Needell (UCLA,
USA); Peng Xu (Amazon AI Lab, USA); Michael Houle (National Institute
of Informatics, Japan); Matt Wand (University of Technology Sydney,
Australia); Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University of Technology,
Australia); Kate Smith-Miles (University of Melbourne, Australia);
Peter Taylor (University of Melbourne, Australia); Joshua Ross
(University of Adelaide, Australia)

For further details, abstract submissions and registrations please see
the workshop website:

From: Felix Kwok
Date: July 13, 2019
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods, Hong Kong, China, Dec 2019

DD26: Call for contributed talks now open

The 26th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
(DD26) will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from
December 2 to 6, 2019. The purpose of the conference is to bring
together mathematicians, computational scientists and engineers who
work in the main themes of Domain Decomposition, including
theoretical, algorithmic and implementation aspects of domain
decomposition methods, solvers for multiphysics problems,
parallel-in-time methods, multigrid and multilevel methods, fast
solvers and preconditioning, and applications of such methods in
physics and engineering.

We are now inviting contributed talks that fit the themes of DD26.
Each talk should last 25 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for
questions. Contributed talks will be grouped into sessions according
to their themes. If you would like to give a talk in the contributed
talk sessions, please send your name, institution, talk title and
abstract to by August 15, 2019, and we will get
back to you as soon as possible.

Early regitration is now open until August 31, 2019. Participants may
now register at

Please note that the visa requirements are different for Hong Kong and
mainland China; in particular, nationals of about 170 countries and
territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa.

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference
website at, or e-mail us at

From: Scott Bortoff
Date: July 10, 2019
Subject: Research Scientist Position, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL,
located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, invites qualified candidates
to apply for the position of Research Scientist in the Multiphysical
Systems Group. All levels of experience will be considered. Successful
candidates will be expected to perform original, relevant research in
areas including model predictive control, computational analysis of
interconnected dynamical systems, model-based control system design,
data assimilation, large-scale inverse problems, or next generation
tools for scientific computing.

Details are at:

Qualifications for this position are:
- A Ph.D. from an internationally-recognized institution in electrical
engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent, or in applied
- Experience with constructing and using system-level dynamic models
of multiphysical systems of interest,
- Knowledge of control theory and experience with model-based control
system design,
- Strong software engineering skills,
- A strong publication record in leading conferences and journals,
consistent with experience,
- A record of independently proposing and executing research programs
with academic impact.

Interested parties should send a resume and a one-page statement of
research interests to Dr. Chris Laughman, Team Leader/Senior Principal
Research Scientist,, and Dr. Scott A. Bortoff,
Distinguished Research Scientist,

From: Dirk Roose
Date: July 13, 2019
Subject: Research Position, Multi-scale Numerical Simulation, KU Leuven

Research position, Multi-scale numerical simulation of automotive steel
forming, KU Leuven

We invite applications for a short term research position in the field
of multi-scale numerical simulation of forming of automotive steel. In
the framework of an European research project, we develop a novel
modelling and simulation platform for advanced metal forming processes
in the automotive industry, providing microstructure-based predictions
of plastic anisotropy and integrated with with FEM software. You will
collaborate with a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven on the
development and the validation of the multi-scale software platform
and participate in meetings with leading academic and industrial

Required qualifications: MSc or PhD in Mathematical Engineering,
Scientific Computing, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering;
experience in scientific programming and interest in materials science.

We initially offer the position until July 2020 (end date of the
European project), but the position can be extended, funded by another
project. KU Leuven offers a competitive salary or scholarship and
medical insurance. For information on the research groups involved:
see and

Please send your application via email to Prof. Dirk Roose
- subject of the email: Research position, Multi-scale numerical
simulation of automotive steel forming
- content of the email: your motivation to apply (approx. 300 words)
- attachment in pdf-format: CV including a publication list (if any)
Only applications submitted strictly according to these guidelines
will be considered.

From: Eric C. Cyr
Date: July 09, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Scientific ML and Scalable Algorithms, Sandia NL

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a driven Postdoctoral
Appointee with a real passion for research in computational science
and numerical algorithm development to undertake a challenging
research program developing and improving scalable techniques for
Scientific Machine Learning. You will possess a strong research track
record in at least one of the following areas: multigrid methods,
domain decomposition, parallel-in- time solvers or large-scale
optimization. Additional expertise in machine learning and neural
networks is desirable but not required. Day to day activities will
include algorithm development, implementation, executing studies on
state of the art HPC platforms, writing scientific publications, and
presenting research results at conferences. You'll contribute to open
source software implemented primarily in C++. In addition, strong
written and oral communication skills are required for this research
position. The expectation is to author academic publications and
present at technical meetings. Some travel is required. Equal
Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

To apply visit, or visit the Sandia
"Careers" page and search for Job ID 667221.

Inquiries about the position may be emailed to Eric Cyr

From: Luis Nunes Vicente
Date: July 08, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Research Position, Optimization, Lehigh Univ

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Lehigh
University is interested in hiring a postdoctoral researcher for one
year in Continuous Optimization for Data Analysis and Machine
Learning. The project will focus on the development of scalable
methods for large-scale problems using novel decomposition and
randomized techniques. The researcher will integrate the Optimization
and Machine Learning Research Group at Lehigh
( The starting date is negotiable (within the
next 6-12 months).

A successful candidate will hold a PhD in Optimization, Industrial
Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or other field
related to the project by the starting date. Additional desired
attributes include the following: (1) experience in the design,
analysis, and implementation of optimization algorithms, especially
stochastic, nonsmooth or derivative-free methods; (2) experience using
and/or implementing numerical optimization software; and (3) excellent
communication skills.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Luis Nunes Vicente
( (1) a cover letter describing their
experience and research interests as they relate to the project, (2) a
CV that includes a list of publications, and (3) contact information
(i.e., name, position, e-mail address, and phone number) of at least
two references with knowledge of the applicant's knowledge and

From: Marlis Hochbruck
Date: July 12, 2019
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, CRC Wave Phenomena, Germany

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1173 "Wave phenomena: analysis
and numerics" offers several PhD and Postdoc positions at Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT).

Since July 1st, 2015 the CRC is funded by the German Research
Foundation (DFG) and it has just started into its second funding
period. The host university is KIT and in addition researchers from
the University of Stuttgart, the University of Tubingen, and TU Vienna
contribute. We have collaboration with KIT research groups in optics
and photonics, biomedical engineering, and applied geophysics.

Research topics: The goal of this CRC is to analytically understand,
numerically simulate, and eventually manipulate wave propagation under
realistic scenarios by intertwining analysis and numerics.

Please check our website for more information
on the research directions of the CRC, details on the positions and
the link to the online application webpage.

From: Prof Wilhelm Huisinga
Date: July 09, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, PharMetrX

The Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX: Pharmacometrics &
Computational Disease Modelling is an interdisciplinary PhD program
bridging pharmacy and mathematics. It aims at understanding the
drug-patient-disease interaction by analysing data of drug
concentration, effect & disease profiles of pre-/clinical trials and
of therapeutic care by developing and using mathematical & statistical

We are currently inviting applications to start the PharMetrX
Research+ Program or the PharMetrX Training+ Program.

Both programs are open to candidates with a university degree in
pharmacy, mathematics/ statistics, bioinformatics, life sciences or
medicine. See for further details.

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2019.

PharMetrX is a joint program of Freie Universitat Berlin and the
Universitat Potsdam, supported by a consortium of global
research-driven pharmaceutical companies.

From: Javier Principe
Date: July 10, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, Univ Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya & CIMNE

There are open PhD Positions in High Performance Scientific Computing,
at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech) and
the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE),
financed by the projects:

ExaQUte - Exascale Quantification of Uncertainties for Technology and
Science Simulation
Sofast - A Stochastic Optimization Framework for Aircraft STructural

ExaQUte is a FET-HPC H2020 3-year project (2018-2021) with the
objective to develop new computational methods and software tools to
target Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Optimization Under
Uncertainties (OUU) for multiphysics and multiscale problems on
geometrically complex domains. Sofast is a Spanish project (2019-2021)
to develop a computational framework for the design of aircraft
structures through the application of multi-objective and robust
topology optimization algorithms.

Candidates should hold a degree in mathematics, engineering, computer
science, or physics, and an excellent academic record. Experience in
computational fluid dynamics, finite element modeling, UQ,
optimization, and/or object-oriented and parallel programming will be
an asset. Applications will be considered till the positions will be
filled, so it is advised to send them as soon as possible. Please send
your application (with academic record) to .
Inquiries can also be addressed this email address.

From: Juan Parra
Date: July 08, 2019
Subject: CFP, Special Issue, Continuous Optimization and Stability Analysis

Forthcoming special issue of Mathematical Programming, Series B,
"Continuous Optimization and Stability Analysis". The special issue
aims to gather recent advances in this field, understood in a broad
sense. We take this opportunity to show our recognition of the
contributions of Prof. Marco A. Lopez on the occasion of his 70th

The quality and topics of the submissions should correspond to the
high standards of publications in Mathematical Programming and its
Aims and Scope
( In particular,
manuscripts on the following topics (but not restricted to them) are
welcome: Linear and Nonlinear Optimization; Stochastic Optimization;
Vector Optimization; Semi-Infinite Optimization; Parametric
Optimization; Convex Analysis; Set-Valued Analysis; Variational
Analysis; Stablity and Well-Posedness.

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts (maximum 25 pages)
before November 30, 2019, as well as let us know in advance their
intention to contribute to this special issue. The electronic
submission process will be available by late September or early
October, 2019.

From: Piotr Matus
Date: July 14, 2019
Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics, 2019 (3)


Special Issue Articles on Minimum Residual and Least-Squares Finite
Element Methods

1. Recent Advances in Least-Squares and Discontinuous
Petrov-Galerkin Finite Element Methods (free access), Bertrand,
Fleurianne / Demkowicz, Leszek / Gopalakrishnan, Jay / Heuer, Norbert

2. A Non-conforming Saddle Point Least Squares Approach for an
Elliptic Interface Problem, Bacuta, Constantin / Jacavage, Jacob

3. Least-Squares Methods for Elasticity and Stokes Equations with
Weakly Imposed Symmetry, Bertrand, Fleurianne / Cai, Zhiqiang / Park,
Eun Young

4. Adaptive Strategies for Transport Equations, Dahmen, Wolfgang /
Stevenson, Rob P.

5. Space-Time Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin Methods for Linear Wave
Equations in Heterogeneous Media, Ernesti, Johannes / Wieners,

6. Superconvergent DPG Methods for Second-Order Elliptic Problems,
Fuhrer, Thomas (free access)

7. The Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Equation in Non-Hilbert Sobolev
Spaces: A Direct Proof of the Inf-Sup Condition and Stability of
Galerkin's Method, Houston, Paul / Muga, Ignacio / Roggendorf, Sarah /
van der Zee, Kristoffer G.

8. Fast Integration of DPG Matrices Based on Sum Factorization for all
the Energy Spaces, Mora, Jaime / Demkowicz, Leszek

9. The Discrete-Dual Minimal-Residual Method (DDMRes) for Weak
Advection-Reaction Problems in Banach Spaces, Muga, Ignacio / Tyler,
Matthew J. W. / van der Zee, Kristoffer G.

10. Camellia: A Rapid Development Framework for Finite Element
Solvers, Roberts, Nathan V.

11. Alternative Enriched Test Spaces in the DPG Method for Singular
Perturbation Problems, Salazar, Jacob / Mora, Jaime / Demkowicz,

12. A Newton Div-Curl Least-Squares Finite Element Method for the
Elliptic Monge-Ampere Equation, Westphal, Chad R.

13. The Discrete Steklov-Poincare Operator Using Algebraic Dual
Polynomials, Zhang, Yi / Jain, Varun / Palha, Artur / Gerritsma, Marc

Regular Research Articles

1. A Posteriori Error Estimation for Planar Linear Elasticity by
Stress Reconstruction, Bertrand, Fleurianne / Moldenhauer, Marcel /
Starke, Gerhard

2. A Second-Order Time-Stepping Scheme for Simulating Ensembles of
Parameterized Flow Problems, Gunzburger, Max / Jiang, Nan / Wang, Zhu

From: lasiecka
Date: July 07, 2019
Subject: Contents, Evolution Equations and Control Theory, 8 (4)

Evolution Equations and Control Theory [EECT] -vol 8 nr 4 online .
In print: December 2019.

1.Controllability of the semilinear wave equation governed by a
multiplicative control, Mohamed Ouzahra

2.Simultaneous controllability of two vibrating strings with variable
coefficients, Jamel Ben Amara and Emna Beldi

3.A penalty decomposition method for nuclear norm minimization with l1
norm fidelity term, Duo Wang, Zheng-Fen Jin and Youlin Shang

4.Well-posedness and asymptotic behavior of the dissipative Ostrovsky
equation, Hongwei Wang and Amin Esfahani

5.Discontinuous solutions for the generalized short pulse equation,
Giuseppe Maria Coclite and Lorenzo di Ruvo

6.On some nonlinear problem for the thermoplate equations, Suma'inna,
Hirokazu Saito and Yoshihiro Shibata

7.A new energy-gap cost functional approach for the exterior Bernoulli
free boundary problem, Julius Fergy T. Rabago and Hideyuki Azegami

8.Optimal energy decay rates for some wave equations with double
damping terms, Ryo Ikehata and Shingo Kitazaki

9.Exponential stability for the coupled Klein-Gordon-Schrodinger
equations with locally distributed damping, Adriana Flores de Almeida,
Marcelo Moreira Cavalcanti and Janaina Pedroso Zanchetta

10. Existence and extinction in finite time for Stratonovich gradient
noise porous media equations, Mattia Turra

11. Sliding mode control of the Hodgkin-Huxley mathematical model,
Cecilia Cavaterra, Denis Enachescu and Gabriela Marinoschi

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