NA Digest, V. 19, # 41

NA Digest Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 41

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From: Albert Cohen
Date: October 28, 2019
Subject: Call for Nominations, Popov Prize 2020

Ninth Vasil A. Popov Prize
Call for nominations and request for donations
Deadline: January 31, 2020

The Vasil A. Popov Prize was established in memory of the late
Professor Vasil A. Popov (1942-1990) of Bulgaria in recognition of his
contributions to approximation theory and related areas of
mathematics. The prize was created in 1995 through donations from his
colleagues and admirers, and is awarded every three years to an
outstanding young approximation theorist with at most 6 years of
professional experience beyond the terminal degree. Previous
recipients of the Prize have been Albert Cohen, Sobonne Universite,
Paris (1995), Arno Kuijlaars, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
(1998), Emmanuel Candes, Standford University, USA (2001), Serguei
Dennissov, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2004), Mauro
Maggioni, John Hopkins University, USA (2007), Joel Tropp, California
Institute of Technology, USA (2010), Andriy Bondarenko, National Taras
Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine (2013), and Jean-Marie
Mirebeau, Universite Paris Saclay (2016).

The Ninth Vasil A. Popov Prize will be awarded at the Foundation of
Computational Mathematics international conference, to be held June
15-24, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. Eligibility for this Prize is
restricted to mathematicians who did not have their terminal degree on
January 31, 2014. We strongly encourage you to submit letters of
nomination for any eligible candidate you feel has made outstanding
contributions in fields related to Vasil Popov's work. Letters of
support of the candidates are also welcome.

The deadline for the call is January 31, 2020. For more details or to
view the Call for Nominations, please visit:

The Vasil A. Popov Prize is good for mathematics ! It brings
recognition to an important area of mathematical research, bridging
theory and applications, and encourages young talented mathematicians
engaging into this area. On behalf of the Popov Prize Selection
Committee, I am asking for your help. The Prize is maintained solely
through generous contributions from colleagues and friends. Please
consider making a donation today to the Popov Foundation. 100% of your
generous contribution directly supports the Vasil A. Popov Prize. Our
goal is to raise 4000 Euros so that we may continue to recognize and
promote outstanding mathematicians with this award. For more
information, please go to:

From: Mathias J. Krause
Date: October 23, 2019
Subject: Lattice Boltzmann Methods with OpenLB Software Lab, Germany, Mar 2020

Registration is now open for the Fourth Spring School on Lattice
Boltzmann Methods with OpenLB Software Lab that will be held in
Berlin, Germany, from 9th to 13th of March 2020. The spring school
introduces scientists and applicants from industry to the theory of
LBM and trains them on practical problems. The first half of the week
is dedicated to the theoretical fundamentals of LBM up to ongoing
research on selected topics. Followed by mentored training on case
studies using OpenLB in the second half, where the participants gain
deep insights into LBM and its applications. This educational concept
offers a comprehensive and personal guided approach to
LBM. Participants also benefit from the knowledge exchange during
poster session, coffee breaks and the excursion. We look forward to
your participation.

More information:

Mind that the number of participants is limited and that the
registration follows a first come first serve principle

From: Margot Gerritsen
Date: October 23, 2019
Subject: Women in Data Science, USA, Mar 2020

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Women in Data Science
(WiDS) conference at Stanford University. It will take place on March
2, 2020. See our website at

WiDS@Stanford is a one-day technical conference that features
outstanding work by outstanding women in data science from academia,
industry, non-profits, and government. Topics will range from data
ethics and privacy to healthcare to data visualization, and more. All
genders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students, researchers
and faculty from academic institutions are eligible for the academia
discount, which is an especially good deal between now and November
15th, when our early bird discount ends. You won't want to wait,
though, as this event sells out very quickly. To secure your ticket,
go to

WiDS@Stanford is part of the global WiDS activities, which include a
datathon, over 150 regional events and a podcast series. See the
website for events near you if you cannot make it
to Stanford.

The WiDS@Stanford conference will also be live-streamed.

For any questions about WiDS, or any of its activities, feel free to
email me at

From: Heike Fassbender
Date: October 25, 2019
Subject: Deadline Approaching, Householder Symposium XXI, Italy, Jun 2020

The Householder Symposium XXI on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held
from 14-19 June 2020 at hotel Sierra Silvana, Selva di Fasano (Br),

Web page:
Application deadline: 31 October 2019
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2020

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. Applications are
welcome from researchers in numerical linear algebra, matrix theory,
and related areas such as optimization, differential equations, signal
processing, and control. Each attendee will be 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

The Symposium is very informal, with the intermingling of young and
established researchers a priority. Participants are expected to
attend the entire meeting. It is expected that partial support will be
available for some students, early career participants, and
participants from countries with limited resources.

The seventeenth Householder Award for the best PhD thesis in numerical
linear algebra (PhD earned between 1 January 2017, and 31 December
2019) will be presented. Nominations for the Householder Award are due
by 31 January 2020.

The Householder Symposium takes place in cooperation with the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity
Group on Linear Algebra.

From: Pavel Solin
Date: October 23, 2019
Subject: ESCO 2020, Czech Republic, Jun 2020

ESCO 2020 - 7th European Seminar on Computing
June 8 - 12, 2020, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2020

ESCO 2020 is the 7th event in a successful series of
interdisciplineary international conferences. It promotes modern
technologies and practices in scientific computing and visualization,
and strengthens the interaction between researchers and practitioners
in various areas of computational engineering and sciences. The
meeting takes place in the beautiful historic city of Pilsen whose
origins date back to the 13th century. Pilsen's rich history is
summarized on Wikipedia

Thematic areas: Computational electromagnetics and coupled problems;
Fluid-structure interaction and multi-phase flows; Computational
chemistry and quantum physics; Computational civil and structural
engineering; Computational biology and bioinformatics; Computational
geometry and topology; Mathematics education and outreach; Petascale
and exascale computing; Hydrology and porous media flows; Wave
propagation and acoustics; Climate and weather modeling; GPU and cloud
computing; Uncertainty quantification; Open source software;
Computational statistics; Machine learning; Applied statistics

As usual, we plan to have the proceedings of ESCO 2020 appear in the
form of special issues of quality journals with impact factor - visit
the conference web page for more details. Submissions will have the
format of a standard journal paper and they will be refereed in a
standard way.

From: Luca Formaggia
Date: October 27, 2019
Subject: SIMAI2020 Congress, Italy, Jun 2020

Submission for the 2020 Edition of the Biennial Congress of the
Italian Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics is open.

The Congress will take place from the 15th to the 19th June 2020,
hosted by Universita di Parma with the aim bringing together
researchers and professionals from academia and industry who are
active in the study of mathematical and numerical models as well as
their application to industrial and in general real-life problems, to
stimulate interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics and to
foster interactions of the scientific community with industry.


Joan BRUNA, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Paola GOATIN, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranee
Pierre-Emmanuel JABIN, CSCAMM, University of Maryland
Sauro SUCCI, IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
The winner of the SIMAI Prize (to be announced)

From: Lorenzo Tamellini
Date: October 29, 2019
Subject: Young Investigators Minisymposium, WCCM-ECCOMAS, France, Jul 2020

the ECCOMAS Congress 2016 with great success, is quite different from
the regular minisymposia in order to particularly attract young
researchers (see MS abstract at for
all details). For example, the session format will allow you to give
presentations as a team of two researchers ("Presentation In Pairs")
or of negative research results ("Things That Did Not Work As

Important 1: Even if you should not consider yourself a "young
researcher" anymore (ECCOMAS sets the formal limit at the age of 40),
please forward this invitation to other scholars (PhD students,
Postdocs) in your group or at your university.

Important 2: Due to the unconventional character of this
minisymposium, authors have the possibility to give a presentation in
this minisymposium in addition to a regular one in another session.

If you are not sure on how to prepare your presentation and in which
way it should be different from regular talks, the organizers are more
than happy to help - simply write us an e-mail to get in touch
( To submit your abstract, you need to
register on the conference website first
( Having completed the registration form,
you will receive an e-mail with your username and password, which can
be used to login to your WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020 account. From your
"Registered Participants Area" click "Add Abstract" to prepare
abstract submission. Do not forget to specify the right minisymposium
name ("2100 Other / ECCOMAS Young Investigators Minisymposium").

The deadline for abstract submission is December 15, 2019.

From: Karol Mikula
Date: October 20, 2019
Subject: ALGORITMY 2020, Slovakia, Sep 2020

We announce the call for organization of special sessions
(minisymposia) at ALGORITMY 2020 - Conference on Scientific Computing,

The minisymposium can contain 1 or 2 two-hour slots, i.e. 4 or 8 talks
of 30 minutes.

Deadline for sending title and preliminary list of speakers in
minisymposium is November 30, 2019. Decision about acceptance by
organizers will be taken until December 31, 2019. Send your suggestion

Date: October 28, 2019
Subject: Market Development Position, Mathematics, MathWorks

MATLAB enables mathematicians worldwide to accelerate the pace of
teaching and research in areas ranging from analysis, algebra,
calculus, geometry, topology, differential equations, discrete
mathematics, and numerical analysis through applications for algorithm
development, data analysis, statistics, visualization, numeric
computation, high performance computing, and application
deployment. If you have experience with MATLAB and are passionate
about driving its adoption and usage in Mathematics, this is the role
for you.

As the Mathematics Market Development Manager, you will deploy your
knowledge of MATLAB and mathematics to develop the company strategy
and drive the execution to increase adoption of MATLAB and Technical
Computing products in the Mathematics market. You will collaborate
with sales, marketing, engineering, and other teams on the market
development strategy, marketing message, supporting content, and
marketing plan, as well as help define the long-term technology
roadmap. Through these efforts you will shape how mathematicians
perceive MathWorks and be the champion for the market internally, to
ensure MathWorks product development plans are aligned with the latest
mathematics market trends.

Learn more and apply at:

From: Jacob Jelden
Date: October 28, 2019
Subject: Software Engineer Position, IBM

The IBM ESSL team is in search of a Software Engineer to be part of an
exciting opportunity to work on mathematical software for the next
generation of supercomputers. The primary job is to design, develop
and validate high performing hybrid (CPU & GPU) scalable mathematical
software. Additionally you may have the opportunity to expand your
knowledge by working directly with other IBM teams, partners and
customers to collaborate on designs and to solve system level problems
related to compilers, GPU programming, Linux kernels and other
software technologies. Qualified candidates will be expected to
develop new subroutines and tune existing subroutines for new systems,
processors, and GPUs as well as assist with other activities related
to product delivery (e.g. build, test, packaging. support )

- Collaboratively develop clean code and deliver clinical software
products in a Lean/Agile environment
- Work with product owners and QA to clarify requirements/specs and
create automated functional and unit tests
- Committed to continuous improvement

Required Professional and Technical Expertise :
- B.S,/M.S. Mathematics, Computational Science, Computer Science or
directly related field or equivalent experience
- Demonstrated use of Fortran or C/C++ experience 3-5 years
- Demonstrated experience in CPU & GPU parallel programming (OpenMP,
- Experience with optimizing Numerical Analysis Computations (BLAS,
Linear Algebraic Equations, Eigensystems Analysis or Fourier
transforms) 3-5 years experience
- Software Design skills
- Demonstrated competence in test driven development
- Demonstrated ability to function in team environment
- Demonstrated use of development tools (ie. profilers)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please apply at:

NOTE: This role MUST sit in Poughkeepsie, NY and visa sponsorship is
not available

From: Susan Minkoff
Date: October 26, 2019
Subject: Faculty Positions, Univ of Texas at Dallas

The Department of Mathematical Sciences within the School of Natural
Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas invites
applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant
Professor level in the following general areas:
- Mathematics, all areas of Mathematics.
- Statistics, all areas of Statistics.
- Data Science, mathematical or statistical aspects.
- Actuarial Science.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have an outstanding record
of research excellence in the field; a commitment to effective and
engaged teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels; and a
commitment to mentoring students in the respective programs. For the
positions in Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science, candidates
must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics, or a
closely related field. For the position in Actuarial Science,
candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Actuarial Science,
Statistics, Mathematics, Risk Management, or a closely related field,
and additionally have actuarial credentials such as an Associate or a
Fellow of a professional actuarial organization.

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current
curriculum vita with a complete publication record, a detailed
statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy,
and at least three reference letters via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
available at:

For candidates with prior teaching experience, recent teaching
evaluations are required. Evaluation of application will start on
November 15, 2019, and will continue until the positions are
filled. For more information, contact Dr. Min Chen, chair of the
search committee, by email at

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special
disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

From: Qiang Ye
Date: October 28, 2019
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Mathematics, Univ of Kentucky

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky in
Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a full-time faculty
position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level beginning in
Fall 2020. A successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous
research program and to deliver high quality teaching to both graduate
and undergraduate students. We encourage applications from candidates
with research interests in mathematical biology, broadly defined to
include, for example, connections to machine learning, stochastic
processes or inverse problems. The Department will also consider
applicants with other research interests that are compatible with
those of the faculty.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or closely
related fields by the time the appointment begins and are expected to
present evidence of excellence in research and teaching.

Please see for more
details. Applications will be reviewed as they are
received. Applications submitted by November 15, 2019 will receive
full consideration.

From: Yolanda Tyler
Date: October 21, 2019
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Comp and Applied Math, Univ Chicago

Assistant Professor, Computational and Applied Mathematics
Department of Statistics, Physical Sciences Division
Position Type: Faculty
Chicago Illinois

As part of the Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative at the
University of Chicago, the Department of Statistics invites
applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of
Assistant Professor. The University of Chicago has recently
established an undergraduate major and new Ph.D. program in
Computational and Applied Mathematics. We seek individuals doing
advanced research in computational and applied mathematics or in
related fields. Members of the faculty in our department are expected
to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of the program
and mentor doctoral students. The University of Chicago has the
highest standards for scholarship and faculty quality, is dedicated to
fundamental research, and values interdisciplinary collaboration that
is very supportive of newly emerging research opportunities;
appointments may be made jointly with another department in the
University. By the time of hire candidates must have completed all
requirements for the Ph.D. in some field of mathematics, statistics,
or computer science. A demonstrated research record appropriate to
the rank is essential; teaching experience in the mathematical
sciences is preferred. Applications must be submitted online through
the University of Chicago's Academic Jobs
website: Review of applications
will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until all positions
are filled.

The following materials are required: cover letter; curriculum vitae
including a list of publications; statement describing past and
current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans;
description of teaching philosophy and experience; applicants are
required to provide contact information for three references who can
provide confidential letters of evaluation.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with
a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other
protected classes under the law. For additional information please see
the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a
reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
call 773-702-1032 or email with their

From: Kui Ren
Date: October 22, 2019
Subject: Limited Term Assistant Professor Position, Applied Math, Columbia Univ

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM) at
Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a
limited term Assistant Professor Faculty position in the area of
applied and computational mathematics. The position begins July 1,
2020 for a term of 2 years. Salary is competitive and teaching is
relatively light. Basic responsibilities focus on teaching, research
and service.

A recent PhD and extraordinary promise in research are required. A
broad array of research groups is active in the department, with
current research encompassing applied and computational mathematics,
and their application to many areas of physics, materials, biology,
earth science, as well as imaging and data science.

There is a strong cohort of activities on applied and computational
mathematics within the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences and the affiliated Data Science Institute. The Department is
especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute,
through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should apply on-line at the following URL:

Applications must include: (a) curriculum vitae (b) statement of
research (b) statement of teaching, and (d) at least three letters of

Applications received by November 1, 2019 will be given full
consideration. Applicants are encouraged to consult for more information about the

From: Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
Date: October 24, 2019
Subject: Research Assistant Professor Position, Hong Kong Baptist Univ

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

Research Assistant Professor (PR0166/19-20)

The 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 members in the Department. They are
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 have
abilities to conduct high-quality research in one of the Department's
key research areas: (i) computational intelligence, (ii) databases and
information management, (iii) networking and systems, and (iv) pattern
recognition and machine learning. These key research areas have a
special thematic focus on (a) health informatics, and (b) secure and
privacy-awareness computing related applications.

Closing date: 25 November 2019 (or until the position is filled)

For further information, please visit

From: Yolanda Tyler
Date: October 24, 2019
Subject: Instructor Position, Statistics, Univ Chicago

William H. Kruskal Instructor
The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division:
Departments of Statistics
Chicago, Illinois

The Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago invites
applications for the position of William H. Kruskal Instructor. We
seek recent or expected Ph.D. graduates doing advanced research with a
connection to applied mathematics, computational mathematics, or
statistical methodology. Kruskal Instructor responsibilities include
teaching up to three courses in statistics or applied mathematics, and
engagement in independent research. The position is for two years,
with the possibility of renewal. The University of Chicago has the
highest standards for scholarship and faculty quality, is dedicated to
fundamental research, and has an inherently inter-disciplinary
structure that is very supportive of newly emerging research
opportunities. We particularly seek individuals whose research
interests are related to those of faculty in the Department of
Statistics or of faculty in
the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics Completion of all
requirements for the Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, computer
science or a related field by the time of hire. Applications must be
submitted online through the University of Chicago's Academic Jobs
website: Review of applications
will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until all positions
are filled.

The following materials are required: cover letter; curriculum vitae
including a list of publications; statement describing past and
current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans;
teaching statement; contact information for three references who can
provide confidential letters of evaluation.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with
a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other
protected classes under the law. For additional information please see
the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a
reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
call 773-702-1032 or email with their

From: Heike Sill
Date: October 23, 2019
Subject: Research Assistant Position, Stochastic Algorithms and Nonparametric Statistics, WIAS

WIAS invites applications for a Research Assistant Position (m/f/d)
(Ref. 19/26) in the Research Group "Stochastic Algorithms and
Nonparametric Statistics" (Head: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Spokoiny) starting
at January 1st, 2020. The preconditions are a completed scientific
university education as well as a doctorate in the field of
mathematics. Wanted: We are seeking outstanding scientists in a
research field in the field of statistics or machine learning.

The research area comprises the following topics:
- statistical inverse problems
- nonparametric Bayes
- statistical MCMC methods
- statistical optimal transport
- manifold learning

Very good English skills are still expected. International experience
is also advantageous. Technical queries should be directed to
Prof. Dr. V. Spokoiny ( The
position is remunerated according to TVoD and is limited to three
years. The work schedule is 39 hours per week, and the salary is
according to the German TVoeD scale. See here for more information:

From: Mike O'Neil
Date: October 29, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational PDE and Fast Algorithms, NYU

The Mathematics Department at the Courant institute has one open
postdoctoral position as part of the Simons Collaboration on Hidden
Symmetries and Fusion Energy ( The
goal of this collaboration is to develop a modern stellarator
optimization code that can exploit the full power of petascale and
exascale computing infrastructure. Stellarators are nonaxisymmetric
magnetic confinement concepts considered among the most promising for
commercial magnetic confinement fusion. The collaboration includes a
mix of mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists all working
toward this goal.

This position is a full-time two-year position, an extension to three
years may be possible pending available funding. The position comes
with no required teaching, but the possibility exists for those
interested. The postdoctoral associate will engage in mathematical and
computational research under the supervision of Antoine Cerfon and
Mike O'Neil, focusing mostly on fast solvers for the PDEs and integral
equations arising in magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium calculations in
stellarator-type geometries.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Physics, or related area with a
research background in one or more of the following areas: fast
algorithms (fast multipole methods), numerical methods for integral
equations, shape optimization. Familiarity with electromagnetics is a
plus, but not required.

The position will be located in New York and has a flexible start date
of 9/1/20. Please apply here:

For more info: or

From: Jó Ueyama
Date: October 25, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Image Processing, Sao Paulo

The Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry
(CEPID-CeMEAI) at the University of Sao Paulo opens a post-doctoral
research position in Image Processing. The selected candidate will
work at the Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences of the
University of Sao Paulo in Sao Carlos/SP, Brazil. Sao Paulo Research
Foundation provides financial support with a monthly salary of R$R$
7.373,10. Financial assistance can also be provided to cover
transportation expenses as to the move to Sao Carlos - Brazil. An
additional grant is also offered to include participation in highly
relevant conferences and workshops, as well as research trips (limited
to 15% of the annual amount). The position is for one year.

Project: Image processing for flood detection and prediction
Supervisor: Prof. Jo Ueyama

Job Description: Flooding has been problematic in the state of Sao
Paulo, especially in the rainy seasons. To mitigate the flood problem,
we devised and deployed an Internet of Thing-based platform to detect
and predict. Along with this platform, a camera that collects stream
images periodically has been made available. The project aims to
detect and predict flooding using images and thus automate the process
of flood identification without human intervention. Such an approach
only uses cameras without the need for the river height sensor that
remains submerged in the urban streams. Such sensors are usually
susceptible to failure as they are continually in contact with river
water. The successful candidate will work to establish a collaboration
between image processing and the Internet of Thing areas.

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or
related fields such as Computer Engineering. Candidates must have got
their PhD in the last 5 years.

Application: Please send your application before January 31st 2020 to: and Please indicate
"post-doctoral application - Image Processing" in the subject line.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, statement of research
interests and two contact information for recommendation letters (only
PDF files).

Contract Condition: Grant from FAPESP under the Research, Innovation
and Dissemination Centers (RIDC- CeMEAI) (, ).

From: Yves Lucet
Date: October 23, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization and Road Design, Univ of British Columbia Okanagan

The Center for Optimization, Convex Analysis, and Nonsmooth Analysis
(COCANA, is currently inviting applications
for a postdoctoral fellow focused in Optimization and Road
Design. COCANA is situated at the University of British Columbia,
Okanagan Campus, in the beautiful city of Kelowna, Canada.

Road construction represents a significant portion of supporting an
efficient road network. Reducing road construction costs while
maintaining safety standards is a challenging and exciting area of
modern research. This position is part of an ongoing project that won
the 2019 EURO Operations Research Practice Prize.

The successful candidate will have completed, or be nearing
completion, of a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics,
Statistics, or a related discipline. In addition, they must have
strong software engineering and programming skills.

The problems in Road Design are wide and varied. As such the
successful candidate will have skills and experience covering at least
2 of the following areas (listed alphabetically): Applied
Optimization, Derivative-Free Optimization, Linear Programming,
Mathematical Modeling (including Prototype modeling software), Network
flow optimization, Surrogate Mathematical Modeling, Sensitivity
Analysis, and/or Uncertainty Quantification. In addition, as this is a
time sensitive client project, the following soft skills are desirable
experience that should be highlighted with the application letter:
communication skills with industrial collaborators, project management
skill, supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and master's

To apply, submit a Cover Letter and CV to

The cover letter should clearly indicate, and justify, which areas of
experience are applicable. In addition, arrange for 3 reference
letters to be sent directly to the above.

This is a 1-year position with renewal for a 2nd year if
warranted. Only successful candidates will be contacted. The preferred
starting date is January 2020 but summer, fall or even January 2021
start date would be considered.

From: John Pearson
Date: October 23, 2019
Subject: Whittaker Research Fellowship Positions, Univ Edinburgh

Whittaker Research Fellowships are open at the University of Edinburgh
for a start on 1 July 2020 or earlier by agreement. The School intends
to appoint at least one Research Fellow in the Applied and
Computational Mathematics theme, and at least one in the Optimization,
Operational Research and Statistics theme. We are seeking candidates
with a track record of high-quality research in these areas. The
Fellowships are each for three years and feature a 10% teaching
duty. See for details. Deadline is
21/11/2019 at 5 pm GMT.

From: Emil Constantinescu
Date: October 25, 2019
Subject: Wilkinson Fellowship Position, Scientific Computing, Argonne

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division of Argonne
National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the
J. H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment
is for one year and may be renewed for a second year. The Wilkinson
Fellowship is intended to encourage scientists actively engaged in
state-of-the-art research in scientific computing. Candidates must
have received a recent Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the
appointment. The benefits of the appointment include a highly
competitive salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional
travel allowance. For additional details, including past recipients,

The application must include a curriculum vitae (including
publications, significant presentations, and links to preprints and
software); a statement of research interests; and contact information
for three non-Argonne scientists who will be submitting letters of
recommendation. Letters may be submitted directly to In order to receive full consideration,
applications and letters should be submitted by December 15,
2019. Please see for more details on how to

The 2020 Wilkinson Fellowship Committee: Mihai Anitescu, Prasanna
Balaprakash, Julie Bessac, Emil Constantinescu (chair), Nicola
Ferrier, Misun Min, Todd Munson, Barry Smith, Stefan Wild

From: Valeriya Naumova
Date: October 23, 2019
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Positions, Machine Learning/Data Mining, Simula, Norway

We have two PhD/Postdoc positions in machine learning and data mining
for personalized cancer screening at Simula Metropolitan Center for
Digital Engineering (SimulaMet), Oslo, Norway. The positions are
available as a part of the Norwegian-funded research project DeCipher
in collaboration between SimulaMet, Cancer Registry of Norway,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and Karolinska
University Hospital. The project combines the unique Norwegian and
Swedish registry data from more than 2 million individuals including
extensive screening histories and epidemiological expertise, with
LLNL's exceptional HPC computing infrastructure, data analysis and
modelling experience, and with Simula's expertise in machine learning

The DeCipher project aims to develop a data-driven framework to
provide a personalized time-varying risk assessment for cancer
initiation and identify subgroups of individuals and factors leading
to similar disease progression. Specifically, the following
sub-projects will be investigated:
- Development of matrix factorization approaches for reconstruction of
individualized disease trajectories from longitudinal screening data.
- Development of data fusion approaches based on matrix and tensor
factorizations for joint analysis of longitudinal screening data and
lifestyle information as well as other relevant health data.

Application deadline: December 01, 2019.

Interested candidates can learn more about the project and submit
their applications through the application portal:

From: Matteo Giacomini
Date: October 26, 2019
Subject: PhD Position, Univ Politècnica de Catalunya–CIMNE

One PhD position is available in Prof. Antonio Huerta's group within
the Laboratori de Calcul Numeric (LaCaN) at Universitat Politecnica de
Catalunya-CIMNE in Barcelona. The project belongs to the line of
investigation on Innovative Algorithms for Fast Accurate Computing and
focuses on the development of high-fidelity discretization methods and
reduced order models for the simulation of flow and wave problems of
industrial interest. The duration of the fellowship is four years and
the research project will be developed under the supervision of
Prof. Antonio Huerta and Dr. Matteo Giacomini.

The candidate will be enrolled in a PhD program at Universitat
Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and he/she will integrate a very
dynamic team of recognized researchers at UPC-CIMNE. The candidate
will have access to state-of-the-art research and computing
facilities. He/she is expected to develop high-quality research in
applied mathematics and computational engineering, to attend advanced
training courses, to present the obtained results in international
conferences and to contribute to the writing of technical reports and
scientific articles for high-impact international journals.

Prerequisites: Strong undergraduate and MS degree (or equivalent)
record in mathematics, engineering or related discipline. Knowledge
of numerical methods for the approximation of partial differential
equations, with special emphasis on the finite element method.
Knowledge of reduced order models is not compulsory but will be
considered an advantage. Good programming skills (Matlab and/or
Fortran). Hard-working and enthusiastic attitude. Curiosity and
commitment to develop high-quality research. Good written and oral
communication skills in English.

The prospective PhD student is expected to start immediately or no
later than October 2020. Interested candidates are invited to send a
CV, transcripts of BSc and MSc studies, cover letter and the contact
information of at least two academic references to Matteo Giacomini
( by October 31, 2019.

From: Sebastian Sager
Date: October 21, 2019
Subject: Special Issue, Mathematical Programming Series B: MINLP

Following the 2019 Oberwolfach workshop on Mixed-Integer Nonlinear
Programming ( we are looking
for contributions to a special issue of Mathematical Programming B on
all aspects of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization. Note that
participation in the workshop is not necessary for contribution.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2020

We invite submissions on all aspects of mixed-integer nonlinear
programming (MINLP), including applications and algorithmic advances.
We also want to identify and highlight links between MINLP and modern
mathematics, such as geometry, analysis, algebra, probability,
numerical analysis, logic, complexity theory, and we encourage
submissions that highlight bi-directional links between MINLP and
these areas. The main aim of the special issue is to nurture the
exchange of MINLP-related mathematical ideas and approaches across
research and community areas. Note, that submissions should be limited
to 25 pages in length. Please send (as soon as possible) a short email
to and/or if you are interested
in a submission, stating a (preliminary) title. See author
instructions for submission ,
including links to LaTeX style files.

Mathematical Programming Special Issue Submission Instructions: 1. Go
to and login.
2. Under "New Submissions" click on "Submit New Manuscript". 3. Under
"Select Article Type" select "MPB - Special Issues Only". 4. If
asked, link to your ORCID and click "Proceed". 5. Upload your
manuscript and choose "Manuscript" under "Item", click "Proceed".
6. On the next page, under "Section/Category" select the name of the
special issue ("Series B - S.I. MINLP at Oberwolfach 2019") and click
"Proceed". 7. Answer the question in "Additional Information" and
click "Proceed". 8. Enter comments and click "Proceed". 9. Enter
title, abstract, authors, funding information and click "Build PDF for
Approval". 10. Under "Action Links" select "Approve Submission" or
edit the submission, and finish.

From: IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Date: October 21, 2019
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 39 (4)

Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 39 (4)
IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Links to all articles in this issue are available online at:

A priori error for unilateral contact problems with Lagrange
multipliers and isogeometric analysis, Pablo Antolin, Annalisa Buffa,
and Mathieu Fabre

Singular value decomposition versus sparse grids: refined complexity
estimates, Michael Griebel and Helmut Harbrecht

Time and space adaptivity of the wave equation discretized in time by
a second-order scheme, Olga Gorynina, Alexei Lozinski, and Marco

Constructing equivalence-preserving Dirac variational integrators with
forces, Helen Parks and Melvin Leok

An ultraspherical spectral method for linear Fredholm and Volterra
integro-differential equations of convolution type, Nicholas Hale

Error analysis of non inf-sup stable discretizations of the time-
dependent Navier-Stokes equations with local projection stabilization,
Javier de Frutos, Bosco Garcia-Archilla, Volker John, and Julia Novo

The harmonic virtual element method: stabilization and exponential
convergence for the Laplace problem on polygonal domains, Alexey
Chernov and Lorenzo Mascotto

Adiabatic exponential midpoint rule for the dispersion-managed
nonlinear Schrodinger equation, T Jahnke and M Mikl

Partitioned time-stepping scheme for an MHD system with temperature-
dependent coefficients, S S Ravindran

Regularized HSS iteration methods for stabilized saddle-point
problems, Zhong-Zhi Bai

Enlarged GMRES for solving linear systems with one or multiple right-
hand sides, Hussam Al Daas, Laura Grigori, Pascal Henon, and Philippe

Design of accurate formulas for approximating functions in weighted
Hardy spaces by discrete energy minimization, Ken'ichiro Tanaka and
Masaaki Sugihara

A convergent adaptive finite element method for elliptic Dirichlet
boundary control problems, Wei Gong, Wenbin Liu, Zhiyu Tan, and
Ningning Yan

The formulation and analysis of energy-preserving schemes for solving
high-dimensional nonlinear Klein-Gordon equations, Bin Wang and
Xinyuan Wu

Convergent numerical method for the Navier-Stokes-Fourier system: a
stabilized scheme, Radim Hosek and Bangwei She

Adaptive restart of accelerated gradient methods under local quadratic
growth condition, Olivier Fercoq and Zheng Qu

Strong convergence rates of semidiscrete splitting approximations for
the stochastic Allen-Cahn equation, Charles-Edouard Brehier, Jianbo
Cui, and Jialin Hong

Strong L2 convergence of time numerical approximations for for the
stochastic two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations, Hakima Bessaih and
Annie Millet

Corrigendum to: Explicit numerical approximations for differential
equations in finite and infinite horizons: truncation methods,
convergence in pth moment and stability, Xiaoyue Li, Xuerong Mao, and
George Yin

From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: October 28, 2019
Subject: Contents, MMA Journal, 24 (4)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations
ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online, Electronical edition:

Raimondas {\v{C}}iegis (Editor) Volume 24, Issue 4, 2019


Hassan Mahdi, Gholamreza Hojjati and Ali Abdi, Explicit General Linear
Methods with a Large Stability Region for Volterra
Integro-differential Equations

Kacper Nowak, Edward Franciszek Plinski, Tadeusz Wieckowski and
Olgierd Dumbrajs, The Gyrotron Startup Scenario in the Single Mode
Time Dependent Approach

Inesa Barmina, Harijs Kalis, Antons Kolmickovs, Maksims Marinaki,
Liiva Ozola, Uldis Strautins, Raimonds Valdmanis and Maija Zake,
Mathematical Modelling and Experimental Study of Straw co-Firing with

Suprokash Hazra and Satish Shukla, Some Generalizations of Kannan's
Theorems via $\mbox{\bm {\sigma_c}}$-function and its Application

Mompati Koorapetse and Professor Kaelo, A New Three-Term Conjugate
Gradient-Based Projection Method for Solving Large-Scale Nonlinear
Monotone Equations

Mohammed S. Abdo, Satish K. Panchal and Hussien Shafei Hussien,
Fractional Integro-Differential Equations with Nonlocal Conditions and
${\bm{\psi}}$--Hilfer Fractional Derivative

Sulkhan Mukhigulashvili and Mariam Manjikashvili, Dirichlet BVP for
the Second Order Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations at

Teres\.{e} Leonavi\v{c}ien\.{e}, Raimondas \v{C}iegis, Edita Baltr{\.
e}nait{\. e} and Valeriia Chemerys, Numerical Analysis of Liquid-Solid
Adsorption Model

Yian Yian Lok, John H. Merkin and Ioan Pop, Non-Symmetric Flow over a
Stretching/Shrinking Surface with Mass Transfer

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