NA Digest, V. 19, # 31

NA Digest Monday, August 12, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 31

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Robert van de Geijn
Date: August 12, 2019
Subject: Linear Algebra MOOC offered again

We are once again offering "Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers"
(LAFF) as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the edX platform
This is a full semester introductory course on linear algebra that
emphasizes connections to high performance computing.

The course leverages partitioning of matrices and vectors to link
abstraction in mathematics to abstraction in algorithms and
implementations. Since these abstractions are leveraged in graduate
courses on numerical linear algebra, many graduate students have used
LAFF to review in preparation for such a course. You may want to
suggest doing so to students if you are teaching more advanced linear
algebra materials this fall. The course can be audited for free.

We are planning on offering "Advanced Linear Algebra: Foundations to
Frontiers," a followup graduate level MOOC on NLA, starting January
2020. For that MOOC we are also developing notes that can be used
independent of the MOOC, as an alternative to a traditional text. The
notes are being authored with PreTeXt and will have short embedded
videos and carefully scaffolded exercises with full solutions. For
information, visit

From: Iain Duff
Date: August 12, 2019
Subject: Report on Sparse Days at CERFACS 2019

The Annual Sparse Days at CERFACS was held on 11-12 July 2019. There
were 54 participants with nearly a half from outside France and ten
from the USA, nine were from industry, eleven from Labs, thirteen from
Cerfacs and the rest from the university sector. There were sixteen
talks covering a wide range of sparse topics. All were in half-hour
sessions and there were, as usual, no ``invited talks'' or parallel
sessions. This all contributes to a relaxed atmosphere in which
participants can engage with each other helped by the generous
French-style lunch breaks and the excellent subsidised conference
dinner that was held, as last year, in Les Caves de la Marechale in
the centre of Toulouse.

The slides from the talks are available on the conference web site: as are many photographs of speakers
and participants in conference sessions, lunch breaks, and the
conference dinner.

Take a look and think to join us next year! The dates are tentatively
set for 11-12 June 2020 and will be confirmed soon.

Let me close by thanking our local organizers Brigitte Yzel, Paul
Mycek, and Carola Kruse for doing such an efficient job in preparing
the schedule and venue and for welcoming the participants at the
registration desk.

Iain Duff

From: Wen-shin Lee
Date: August 09, 2019
Subject: Stirling Computational Math Day, UK, Aug 2019

Stirling Computational Math Day
Date: 21 August, 2019
Venue: Room 2A9/2A11 Cottrell Building, University of Stirling,
Scotland, UK

This workshop will feature talks by mathematicians and computer
scientists working in a broad range of research domains stretching
from computational group theory to optimisation and data science.

Desmond J Higham (University of Strathclyde)
Colva M. Roney-Dougal (University of St. Andrews)
Keshav Dahal (University of the West of Scotland)
Wen-shin Lee (University of Stirling)
Patrick Maier (University of Stirling)
John McCall (Robert Gordon University)

See more information at:

Attendance is free. Please register at:

Sponsored by SICSA and the University of Stirling. Organised by the
University of Stirling's Computational Mathematics and Optimisation
research group.

From: Armenak Petrosyan
Date: August 06, 2019
Subject: SIAM SEAS Annual Meeting, USA, Sep 2019

The 43rd annual meeting of the SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section will
be hosted at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The meeting will
take place on September 21-22, 2019, and will contain the usual
combination of plenary talks, mini-symposia sessions, contributed
talks and posters.

There will be awards presented to graduate students for the best
poster and best presentation.

Important Dates:
- August 22, 2019: Deadline for full consideration of mini-symposia
- September 1, 2019: Deadline for titles and abstracts for contributed
and mini-symposium speakers.
- September 3, 2019: Mini-symposium acceptance notification.
- September 6, 2019: Hotel room blocks released.
- September 6, 2019: Online registration deadline
- September 6, 2019: Deadline for poster titles and abstracts.
- September 6, 2019: Deadline for posters and/or recommendation
letters for student poster competitions.

Conference Web page:
E-mail contact:

From: Elias Jarlebring
Date: August 09, 2019
Subject: Nordic Numerical Linear Algebra, Sweden, Oct 2019

The workshop "Nordic numerical linear algebra meeting 2019" will be
held in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 21-22, 2019.

The workshop is devoted to all aspects of applied and numerical linear
algebra, spanning theory, analysis, computation, algorithms and
methods to specific research areas in applications as well as
mathematical software. The topics include but are not limited to:
linear systems, nonlinear systems, iterative methods, direct methods,
eigenvalue problems, matrix functions, structured matrices, least
squares problems, tensor methods, matrix equations, graph theory and
high performance computing. Specific application areas include but are
not restricted to: physical sciences, systems & control, data science,
machine learning, biology and statistics.

Invited speakers
- Silzia Gazzola, Univ. Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
- Daniel Kressner, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

For further information see

Organizers: Elias Jarlebring, Maya Neytcheva, Philipp Birken, Andrii

From: Grady B. Wright
Date: August 09, 2019
Subject: SIAM PNW Section Biennial Conference, USA, Oct 2019

2nd Biennial Meeting of SIAM Pacific Northwest (PNW) Section
October 18-20, 2019
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

The 2nd Biennial Meeting of SIAM Pacific Northwest (PNW) Section will
be held in Seattle, Washington on October 18-20, 2019. The conference
will bring together applied mathematicians in academia, national labs,
and industry located primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The meeting
will consist of plenary lectures, thematic sessions, contributed talks
and student posters. Limited travel support is available for students
from universities in the PNW.

Plenary speakers:
David George, Cascades Volcano Observatory
Thomas A. Grandine, The Boeing Company
Nathan Kutz, University of Washington
Mark Lewis, University of Alberta

Important deadlines:
August 18: Thematic session proposals
September 18: Contributed talks and student posters
September 18: Student travel support requests
October 1: Registration for conference

Please see the conference website listed above for submission details,
travel information, and registration.

From: Alexander Kurganov
Date: August 11, 2019
Subject: Structure Preserving Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic PDEs, China, Nov 2019

An International Conference on Structure Preserving Numerical Methods
for Hyperbolic PDEs will be held at the Southern University of Science
and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China during November 2-4, 2017.

You can find more details about conference at the web page:

At this conference, experts in numerical methods for hyperbolic
conservation and balance laws will present their recent results and
discuss collaborative research projects.

The list of invited speakers includes: Remi Abgrall, Guoxian Chen,
Alina Chertock, Jean-Luc Guermond, Shi Jin, Jian-Guo Liu, Tomas
Morales de Luna, Bojan Popov, Gabriella Puppo, Mario Ricchiuto,
Jacques Sainte- Marie, Jean-Paul Vila, Feng Xiao, Yulong Xing

There will be also several contributed talks. If you plan to attend
the conference, please send an e-mail to Prof. Alexander Kurganov at In your letter, please indicate whether you
would like to give a contributed talk (in this case, please include
the title and abstract of your proposed talk) and whether you would
like to apply for some financial assistance as we will be able to
cover local expenses for some of the participants (in this case,
please attach your CV). Please send your application by September 15,

From: Heike Fassbender
Date: August 10, 2019
Subject: XXI Householder Symposium 2020, Italy, Jun 2020

The next Householder Symposium will be held from 14-19 June 2020 at
Hotel Sierra Silvana, Selva di Fasano (Br), Italy. Attendance at the
meeting is by invitation, and participants are expected to attend the
entire meeting. Applications are solicited from researchers in
numerical linear and multi-linear algebra, matrix theory, including
probabilistic algorithms, and related areas such as optimization,
differential equations, signal and image processing, network analysis,
data analytics, and systems and control. Each attendee is given the
opportunity to present a talk or a poster. Some talks will be plenary
lectures, while others will be shorter presentations arranged in
parallel sessions. Applications can be submitted from September 15 to
October 31, 2019.

For more information see

From: Daniel Kressner
Date: August 05, 2019
Subject: Tenure Track Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics, EPFL

The School of Basic Sciences at EPFL, Switzerland, seeks to appoint a
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics. We seek
outstanding candidates whose research centers on the mathematical
foundations of (statistical) learning, in particular: high dimensional
approximation theory, applied and/or computational harmonic analysis,
nonparametric and/or high dimensional statistics, as well as
non-convex and/or high dimensional continuous optimization.

Application deadline: November 01, 2019

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly
university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its
faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.

See for
additional information.

From: Tim Phillips
Date: August 09, 2019
Subject: Lectureship Position, Applied Mathematics, Cardiff Univ

The School of Mathematics at Cardiff University invites applications
for a Lectureship in Applied Mathematics. Applicants should have a
record of, or potential to produce, research that reaches the highest
standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and
rigour in Mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to
deliver high- quality teaching and to supervise MSc
dissertations. They will join the Applied and Computational
Mathematics Research Group which has expertise in areas including
Theoretical and Fluid Dynamics; Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids;
Mathematical Biology; Applied Analysis; Numerical Analysis.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), for a fixed term of 18
months. Salary: 33,199 - 39,609 GBP per annum (Grade 6)

For further details of this vacancy please contact Professor Tim
Phillips, Head of School on Those with
queries about the Disglair scheme are encouraged to contact Professor
Claire Gorrara, Dean of Research Environment and Culture or Professor
Kim Graham, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation on

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in early
September. Specific dates will be provided after shortlisting.

Closing date: Saturday 17 August 2019

From: Tim Phillips
Date: August 09, 2019
Subject: Lectureship Position, Mathematical Analysis, Cardiff Univ

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Mathematical Analysis in
the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University.

The interests of the Mathematical Analysis Group include: asymptotic
and variational methods for nonlinear PDEs, in particular
homogenisation; combinatorial and analytic number theory, and special
functions; geometric and stochastic partial differential equations;
kinetic theory of PDEs; spectral theory and quantum mechanics;
applications including inverse problems, medical genetics and scaling
limits for particle system.

This position is a full-time position, 35 hours per week and is open

The post is available from 1 January 2020 or a mutually agreed date

We particularly welcome applications from females as they are under-
represented with Cardiff University in this field.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Marco Marletta
(, Dr Federica Dragoni ( or
Professor Tim Phillips (

Closing date: Monday, 16 September 2019

From: Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
Date: August 05, 2019
Subject: Research Assistant Professor Position, Data Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science at Hong Kong Baptist University,
presently offering BSc, MSc, MPhil, and PhD programmes, invites
outstanding applicants for the following position.

Research Assistant Professor in Data Science and Engineering

The Research Assistant Professor position is created and funded as
part of the strategic research development initiatives in the
Department. The appointee will be provided with a conducive research
environment, and will work within an established group of faculty in
the Department. He/she is also expected to perform group-based
high-impact research and to undertake some teaching duties.

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field, and demonstrate
abilities to conduct high-quality research in one of the following
areas: (i) data analytics and information management; (ii) data
security and privacy.

Closing date: 30 August 2019 (or until the position is filled)

For further information, please visit

From: BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Date: August 12, 2019
Subject: Research Technician Positions, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, BCAM

We are looking for 2 research technicians to join the Basque Center
for Applied Mathematics' Knowlegde Transfer Unit. Candidates will
colaborate in knowledge transfer projects with industry and research
entities. They should have a Master's degree in Statistics, Computer
Science, or a closely related field and a strong background in
Statistics and Mathematics. Specifically, the selected candidates will
work on the following projects:

1) Research Technician in Heuristic Optimization for Emergency

2) Research Technician in Applied Statistics - Estimation of the
distribution of the accumulated cost per patient in the presence of
censored data:

- Contract and offer: 14 months (starting in November 2019)
- Deadline: September 13th 2019, 14:00 CET (UTC+1)
- Salary: The gross annual salary of the Fellowship will be 18.000 -
26.000 EURO. There is a moving allowance for those researchers that
come from a research institution outside the Basque Country from EUR
500 to EUR 1.000 gross.
- How to apply: Applications must be submitted online at
- Contact:

From: Mingchao Cai
Date: August 06, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Math, Morgan State Univ

A postdoctoral position in Computational Math is available at Morgan
State University in the department of Mathematics. The work involves
Finite element methods and numerical analysis for fluid poroelastic
structure interactions. Candidates should have a Ph.D degree in
Computational Mathematics or in Engineering with background in Finite
Element methods, high performance computing, fluid mechanics, and/or
structure mechanics. The position is available now and is expected to
be filled as soon as possible. The benefit include regular salary
($3,200/m) plus insurance ($1,000/m charged by Morgan State
University). The regular salary part is negotiable based on the
expertise of the candidates. Interested candidates should contact
Professor Mingchao Cai (see address below) with a CV and a description
of their background and research interests.

Professor Mingchao Cai
Department of Mathematics
Morgan State University
1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD, 21251


From: Sherry Li
Date: August 09, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab's Scalable Solvers Group in the Computational Research
Division has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to design
and implement highly parallel sparse matrix algorithms targeted for
the exascale. The candidate will participate in the projects to
develop next-generation sparse factorization based algebraic solvers
and preconditioners, to integrate the new solvers into other higher
level algebraic solvers and high-end simulation codes, to analyze
algorithmic complexity and performance profile of the new algorithms
and codes, and to optimize the codes on emerging supercomputers built
from multi- and manycore processors.

Please follow the link below to see more details and to apply online:

Sherry Li
Computational Research Division, LBNL

From: Gianluigi Rozza
Date: August 04, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, NA and Scientific Computing at SISSA, Italy

A new open position as research associate at SISSA, International
School for Advanced Studies, Mathematics Area, mathLab, Trieste, Italy
( is available:

Deadline September 13, 2019 by 1PM (Rome time):

The position is in the framework of European Research Council H2020
Project AROMA-CFD: Advanced Reduced Order Methods with Applications in
Computational Fluid Dynamics, GA 681447, PI Prof. Gianluigi Rozza.

Topics: computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interactions,
multi- physics, optimisation, control, reduced order methods, data
assimilation, uncertainty quantification focused on cardiovascular
flows. Competences: mathematical modelling for the cardiovascular
system, numerical analysis, scientific computing and programming, CFD,
geometrical reconstruction and parametrisation.

First availability to start: October 15, 2019

From: Adrianna Gillman
Date: August 08, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical PDEs and HPC, UC Boulder

There is an opening starting for an industrious postdoctoral
researcher with experience parallel programming and/or numerical
partial differential equations in the Applied Mathematics Department
at UC Boulder. Knowledge of programming for GPU and many-core
architectures is a plus. This project is an industrial collaboration
with the ultimate goal of producing an efficient and robust high
frequency Helmholtz solver.

Successful candidates:
- Will have received a PhD within 18 months preceding the date of
appointment in Applied/Computational Mathematics, Computational
Science and Engineering or a related field.
- Should have a good background and record of accomplishment in one or
more of the following areas: numerical PDEs, high performance
computing, inverse problems or seismic inversion, and highly
oscillatory waves.

For additional information, please see

Informal inquiries to are welcome.

Applications should also be submitted through

From: BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Date: August 12, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, BCAM

We are looking for 5 postdoctoral fellows to join our research groups
and work on the following topics:

1) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Simulation of Wave Propagation: Deep
Learning Based Inversion with Energy Applications:

2) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Metabolic Modelling: Predictive
metabolic modelling of microbiomes and human metabolism through
Monte Carlo sampling:

3) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Machine Learning Driven Atomistic
Simulations for Energy & Health:

4) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence in prediction
for clinical practice:

5) Postdoctoral Fellowship in CFD Modelling and Simulation -
Multiscale particle simulations in fluid dynamics using
machine-learning techniques:

- Contract and offer: 14 months (starting in November 2019)
- Deadline: September 13th 2019, 14:00 CET (UTC+1)
- Salary: The gross annual salary of the Fellowship will be 28.000 -
32.000 EURO. There is a moving allowance for those researchers that
come from a research institution outside the Basque Country from EUR
1.000 to EUR 2.000 gross.
- How to apply: Applications must be submitted online at
- Contact:

From: J. Lu
Date: August 07, 2019
Subject: Postdoc/Research Scientist/Part-time Researchers, Computer Vision/Optimization, SZU

Job Type: Full-Time for Postdoc and Research Scientist
Duration: 2 years for Postdoc and 3-4 years for Reseach Scientist
Number of Position: 4 Positions for Postdoc and 1 position for Reseach
Scientist; 3 Positions for Part-time Researchers
Salary for Postdoc: about 480,000 RMB (about 70,000 US dollars) per
year for those who are less than 35 years old and have obtained
Ph.D. degrees from universities ranked 200 in the world (e.g., Times
Higher Education World University Ranking, QS, USNEWS).
Salary for Reseach Scientist: about 700,000 RMB (100,000 US dollars)
per year for those who meet some requirements, such as obtaining
Ph.D. degrees from universities ranked 200 in the world (e.g., Times
Higher Education World University Ranking, QS, USNEWS) or having at
least three papers published in InCites Q1-ranking journals, etc. And
for research scientist, an additional requirement is that he/her is
fluent in speaking Chinese.

Requirements for Part-time Researchers: at least 2 papers published in
InCites Q1-ranking journals.

Closing Date: Aug.16, 2019 for Postdoc; and Open Until Filled for
Research Scientist and Part-time Researchers.

Description: We have projects that are looking for Postdoct/research
scientist in Computer Vision, Image/Video/Signal
Processing/Analysis,Mathematical Imaging, Machine Learning,
Optimization, Inverse Problems, etc.

We have no teaching tasks for Postdoc/Research Scientist/Part-time

Promotors: Prof. Jian Lu (Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Advanced Machine
Learning and Applications, Shenzhen University, email:;; Prof. Ke Chen (University of
Liverpool, email:; Prof. Lixin Shen (Syracuse
University, email:; Prof. Yuantao Gu (Tsinghua
University, email:; Prof. Yiqiu Dong (Technical
University of Denmark, email:

Those who are interested in Postdoc and Research Scientist please send
their C.V. to one of the Promotors, and also copy them to; those who are interested in Part-time Researchers
please send their C.V. to Prof. Jian Lu.

From: Michael Gnewuch
Date: August 05, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Applied Analysis, Osnabrueck Univ, Germany

Osnabrueck University's research group "Applied Analysis" (belonging
to the Institute of Mathematics) offers the position of a Research
Assistant, starting October 1, 2019 (initially limited for 3 years).

The research group "Applied Analysis" focuses on high-dimensional
approximation and integration, information-based complexity,
discrepancy theory, randomized algorithms, and applied Fourier

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a

Required qualifications: A Master degree in Mathematics or Computer

Desired qualifications: -- Good skills in one or more of the following
areas: functional analysis, harmonic analysis, numerical analysis,
approximation theory, combinatorics, stochastics, Monte Carlo and
quasi-Monte Carlo methods -- Being proacitve

For the detailed job offer please visit

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Marianne Gausmann
( no later than August 16, 2019.

From: Gianluigi Rozza
Date: August 08, 2019
Subject: PhD Positions, Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Applications, Italy

I would like to bring at your attention that the deadline to apply for
a Phd position in Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Applications at
SISSA, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Trieste,
Italy is August 22nd, 2019 at noon (Rome time). Applied mathematics
activities (numerical analysis, computational mechanics) are carried
out within SISSA mathLab:

There are 4 Phd grants available.

Info about Phd programme:
(Admission exams on September 10-11, 2019)

To apply:

From: lasiecka
Date: August 04, 2019
Subject: Contents, Evolution Equations and Control Theory, 8 (4)

I am pleased to inform you the new issue EECT 8-4 December 2019
regular issue is now online.


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

Jamel Ben Amara and Emna Beldi, Simultaneous controllability of two
vibrating strings with variable coecients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mattia Turra, Existence and extinction in nite time for Stratonovich
gradient noise porous media equations

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

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