NA Digest, V. 19, # 42

NA Digest Sunday, November 03, 2019 Volume 19 : Issue 42

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Date: November 03, 2019
Subject: Developing Countries, Resources online, IFORS

The aim of the IFORS Developing Countries Online Resources page is to
offer the OR worker all publicly-available materials on the topic of
OR for Development. It also aims to provide a venue for people who are
working in the area to share their completed or in-process work, learn
from others, and stimulate comments and discussions on the work.
Regarding IFORS Developing Countries OR resources website, its regular
updates - and your possible submission of "free" (not copyright
protected) material, you might occasionally visit

"Operational Research" (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced
analytical methods to help make better decisions. By using techniques
such as problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to
analyze complex situations, Operational Research gives executives the
power to make more effective decisions and build more productive

The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS; is an almost 60-year old organization which is
currently composed of 51 national societies. Regional Groups of IFORS
are: ALIO (The Latin American Ibero Association on Operations
Research), APORS (The Association of Asian-Pacific Operational
Research Societies), EURO (The Association of European Operational
Research Societies), NORAM (The Association of North American
Operations Research Societies). IFORS conferences are taking place
every three years. IFORS 2020 will be celebrated in Seoul, South Korea

From: Kris ONeill
Date: November 01, 2019
Subject: New Book, Theory and Num Approx of Fractional Integrals and Derivatives

Theory and Numerical Approximations of Fractional Integrals and
By Changpin Li and Min Cai

Fractional calculus has gained momentum in industry and academia, and
this monograph is the first to include both fundamental information on
fractional calculus and a detailed treatment of existing numerical
approximations. It presents an inclusive review of fractional calculus
in terms of theory and numerical methods and systematically examines
almost all existing numerical approximations for fractional integrals
and derivatives. The authors consider the relationship between the
fractional Laplacian and the Riesz derivative, a key component absent
from other related texts, and highlight recent developments, including
their own research and results.

November 2019 / xiv + 312 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611975-87-1 / List
$89.00 / SIAM Member $62.30 / OT163

See more details here:

From: Mehiddin Al-Baali
Date: October 30, 2019
Subject: Numerical Analysis and Optimization, Oman, Jan 2020

The 5th Triannual Conference on 'Numerical Analysis and Optimization'
(NAOV-2020), will be held at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman,
6-9 January 2020.

Web page:

Abstract submission deadline: 10 November 2019.

Invited Speakers: Neculai Andrei (Research Institute for Informatics,
Romania), Adil Bagirov (University of Ballarat, Australia), Oleg
Burdakov (Linkoping University, Sweden), Yu-Hong Dai (Chinese Academy
of Science, China), Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK),
Francisco Facchinei (Sapienza University, Italy), Giovanni Fasano
(University of Venice Ca Foscari, Italy), David M. Gay (AMPL
Optimization Inc., USA), Francesca Guerriero (University of Calabria,
Italy), Desmond J. Higham (University of Strathclyde, UK), Michael
Hintermuller (Humboldt- Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany), Sven Leyffer
(Argonne National Laboratory, USA), Nezam Mahdavi-Amiri (Sharif
University of Technology, Iran), Pammy Manchanda (Guru Nanak Dev
University, India), Dominique Orban (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal,
Canada), Michael Overton (New York University, USA), Amiya Kumar Pani
(Institute of Technology Bombay, India), Janos D. Pinter (Lehigh
University, USA), Cornelis Roos (Delft University of Technology, The
Netherlands), Ekkehard W. Sachs (University of Trier, Germany), Jesus
Maria Sanz-Serna (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Michael
Saunders (Stanford University, USA), Abulhasan Siddiqi (Sharda
University, India), Emilio Spedicato (University of Bergamo, Italy),
Trond Steihaug (University of Bergen, Norway), Tamas Terlaky (Lehigh
University, USA), Philippe L. Toint (University of Namur, Belgium),
Maria Teresa Vespucci (Bergamo University, Italy), Andrew Wathen
(Oxford University, UK), YaXiang Yuan (Chinese Academy of Sciences,

From: Pamela Bye
Date: October 30, 2019
Subject: IMA Mathematics in Defence, UK, Mar 2020

6th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence and Security
Mathematics Adapting to a Changing World
26 March 2020, Imperial College, London

This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods
with defence and security applications. The programme will include
keynote speakers, presentations and poster sessions, as well as
refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is aimed towards
mathematicians, scientists and engineers from both industry and
academia, in addition to government and military personnel who have an
interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence and security

Contributed papers or posters are invited on all aspects of
mathematics in defence and security. Topics covered include (but are
not limited to) the following: New uses of mathematics in Defence and
Security applications; Knowledge Exchange in mathematics for Defence
and Security applications; Modelling and Estimation; Statistical
Methods; Operational Analysis; Cyber-physical Systems; Security;
Signal Processing; Data Science and Machine Learning; Mathematics to
support decision makers. Papers or posters will be accepted on the
basis of a 300-500 word abstract which should be submitted by 3
January 2020 via Abstracts are expected to
conform to the following template in Times New Roman, size 10 font:

Contributing author(s) Surname, Initials
Affiliation(s) Department, organisation.
Abstract: 300-500 words only.

Authors will be advised of acceptance by 10 January 2020. Successful
authors will be invited to submit a paper or poster for inclusion in
the conference proceedings by 7 February 2020.

Submission of 300-500 word abstract: 3 Jan 2020
Submission of paper or poster for conference proceedings: 7 Feb 2020

Registration is currently open at

From: khalide jbilou
Date: November 01, 2019
Subject: Mathematical Modeling for Complex Systems, Morocco, Apr 2020

Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems M2SC
Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech Morocco
April, 13--16, 2020

The conference is dedicated to Professors: Hassane Sadok for his 60th
Birthday and Paul Van Dooren for his 70th Birthday

Main Topics: Large linear systems and preconditioning, eigenvalue
problems. Linear algebra and control, model reduction. Ill-posed
problems, Image processing. Numerical methods for PDEs.
Approximation, Optimisation. Applied Statistics. Applications:
Artificial Intelligence- Data Mining - Machine learning- Image

December 15, 2019 - Deadline for submission of titles and abstracts
February 1, 2020 - Deadline for early registration

The proceedings of the conference will appear as a special volume of
the journal " Electronic Transaction on Numerical Analysis", subject
to a regular refereeing process.

From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Date: November 03, 2019
Subject: IFORS 2020, Korea, Jun 2020

The Organizing and Program Committees for IFORS 2020 welcome all
operations researchers to attend the 22nd Conference of the
International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS)

The IFORS 2020 conference will highlight global developments in
Operations Research and show how the tools of Operations Research are
expanding their impact on society, health, science and industry.
IFORS conferences, held only once every three years, provide a
platform for experts from around the world to showcase the diverse
potential of state-of-the-art Operations Research techniques and
technologies. IFORS 2020 offers a unique opportunity to network with
Operations Research analysts, industrial users of Operations Research,
and academic and industry experts from all parts of the globe.

This is the first IFORS conference to be held in Asia since the 15th
conference in China 20 years ago. It is thus an exciting opportunity to
bring together Operations Researchers from the field in Asia, where it
has experienced vigorous and rapid growth, with colleagues from all
regions of the world.

The abstract submission system is available online, via

Abstract Submission Deadline - January 17, 2020
Abstracts Accepted/Rejected Deadline - January 31, 2020
Early-bird Registration Deadline - February 28, 2020
Speakers Registration Deadline - March 1, 2020

From: Brian Borchers
Date: October 31, 2019
Subject: Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics, NM Tech

The New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (New Mexico Tech) has
a position in applied mathematics. Please see our advertisement and
instructions for applications at

From: Mac Hyman
Date: October 29, 2019
Subject: Tenure-Track Positions, Mathematics, Tulane Univ

The Department of Mathematics at Tulane University invites
applications for three tenure-track positions to begin in the fall
2020. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are preferred but
applicants at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. We
seek candidates who have established or have demonstrated the
potential for a strong record of independent research and are
committed to excellence in teaching.

We seek to fill positions in the following general areas:
1. Computational Mathematics. We seek candidates in all areas of
computational mathematics and numerical analysis, who will enhance
our Department's current research, known for modeling and
simulation of biological systems.
2. Pure Mathematics. We seek candidates whose work makes connections
to our department's active research in Algebra, Combinatorics,
Number Theory, Topology, and related areas.
3. Mathematical Statistics. We especially encourage applications from
candidates whose research includes a methodological component and
who have an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.

In all cases, the successful candidates will be expected to (1)
develop and carry out a program of research and other scholarly
activities; and (2) teach and advise students at the undergraduate,
masters, and doctoral levels.

Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolio at and must include a standard AMS cover
sheet, curriculum vita, four or more letters of reference (at least
one of which directly addresses teaching), and separate statements on
teaching philosophy and research program.

Application review will begin on November 1, 2019.

The Mathematics Department faculty at Tulane University consists of 20
tenured faculty members whose interests span a broad range of fields
in pure and applied mathematics as well as statistics, and 4
Professors of Practice. Please visit us at

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. For more
information, please contact Ricardo Cortez,

From: Bruce Boghosian
Date: November 02, 2019
Subject: Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor Position, Tufts Univ

Applications are invited for one of three Norbert Wiener Assistant
Professorships in the Department of Mathematics at Tufts
University. This is a non-tenure-track assistant professorship,
beginning in September of 2020. The initial contract is for one year
and is renewable for up to two more years. Applicants are expected to
have completed their doctorate degree in mathematics or a closely
related field at the time of hire. We seek candidates with experience
in applied dynamical systems and applied probability theory, as well
as in mathematical and computational modeling. It is expected that the
successful candidate will join the research group of Professor
Boghosian, will additionally interact with Professor Borgers, and will
work with and help advise graduate and undergraduate students working
with these faculty members. The research involves kinetic theory,
agent-based models of social systems, and mathematical models of
economics. While interest and experience in problems of economics is
desirable, it is not essential. Evidence of teaching excellence is

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a
research statement, and a teaching statement, all of which should be
submitted electronically at Applicants should also
arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted
electronically on their behalf through If a recommender cannot
submit online, we will also accept signed PDF attachments sent to or paper letters mailed to Wiener 2020 DS Search
Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics, 503 Boston Avenue, Tufts
University, Medford, MA 02155. Review of applications will begin on
December 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is
filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our
faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty
and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of
underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to
apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use
our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please con-tact us by
calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at
617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more
about requesting reasonable accommodations at

Date: October 30, 2019
Subject: Multiple Positions, Witwatersrand Univ

School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering
their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal
employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the
path: iWits /Self Service application/'Apply for a job'.
Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.
Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or
telephonic/Skype interview, and the presentation of a short seminar on
the proposed line of research may be required.
Closing date: 11 November 2019

LECTURER (Mechanics)
To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering
their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal
employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the
path: iWits /Self Service application/'Apply for a job'.
Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.
Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or
telephonic/Skype interview, and the presentation of a short seminar on
the proposed line of research may be required.
Closing date: 11 November 2019

To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering
their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal
employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the
path: iWits /Self Service application/'Apply for a job'.
Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.
Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or
telephonic/Skype interview, and the presentation of a short seminar on
the proposed line of research may be required.
Closing date: 11 November 2019

From: Melina Freitag
Date: October 30, 2019
Subject: Research Assistant Position, Data Assimilation, Univ of Potsdam

The University of Potsdam in Germany invites applications for a
Research Assistant Position in the Research Group "Data Assimilation"
at the Institute of Mathematics.

The starting date is flexible and as soon as possible. The candidate
should have a completed scientific university education as well as a
doctorate in the field of mathematics.

For more information:

From: Francisco Louzada
Date: November 01, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Bayesian Regression Models

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Mathematical
Sciences Applied to Industry (CeMEAI), hosted by the University of Sao
Paulo, Brazil, and funded by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation,
Brazil) is offering a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship for candidates
with outstanding research potential.

This position is focused on the study of posteriori properties in
Bayesian regression models and applications in large and complex
industrial and medical data. The fellow will work under the direction
of Professor Francisco Louzada in the Institute of Mathematical
Science and Computing at the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos,
Brazil. Applicants must have received, or expect to complete, a
doctorate in Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline within the
last 5 years. Selection criteria will include demonstrated research
ability in Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline, a strong
background in real analysis, integration in R^n, measure, Bayesian
methodology and computation, experience with analysis of datasets,
commitment to collaborative research, and excellent verbal and written
communication skills. It is also desirable that the candidate has
previous experience working in a multidisciplinary research group and
has collaborated on research projects with companies or governmental
institutions. To apply please e-mail (only PDF files) the following
documents to Professor Francisco Louzada at until
15 November 2019:
1. A letter of interest, containing full contact information, year
graduated and citizenship/immigration status, concisely responding
to the research emphases and criteria above;
2. A CV listing educational background, research experience and
3. A cover letter including names and contact information for three
references (no letters please). Please indicate 'CEPID Postdoc' in
the subject field of the message.

From: Stefano Galelli
Date: October 30, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Cyber Security of Water Systems, SUTD

The overarching goal of the project is to improve the cyber-physical
security of water distribution systems through the design and
implementation of simulation models and advanced data analytics. The
Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to engage in multiple project
themes, with special emphasis on the design of attack response
strategies. Additionally, he/she will be expected to assist in the
supervision of graduate students and undergraduate research
assistants. The candidate must be comfortable with both team and
independent work, and possess a proven record of scientific
excellence, personal initiative, and proficiency in communicating
scientific findings in journals and at professional
meetings. Excellent command of English is essential.

Required qualifications: PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering,
Electrical/Systems Engineering, or related discipline; research
experience in modelling and control of water systems or data-driven
control/reinforcement learning; excellent skills in programming
(preferably Python). Competence in high-performance computing, cloud
computing, and GPU programming (e.g., TensorFlow) is a plus.

The successful applicant will be offered a 2-year position within the
Pillar of Engineering Systems Design (Singapore University of
Technology and Design). The team will be supervised by Dr. Stefano
Galelli (SUTD), Dr. Riccardo Taormina (TU Delft), and Dr. Nils
Tippenhauer (CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security). The
position is available immediately. Attractive working conditions
include a competitive compensation and funding for international
conferences. Applications will be evaluated until a suitable candidate
is selected. Interested candidates should send a 1 page letter on why
they are motivated, CV, and a list of publications to and

From: Raymond Tuminaro
Date: October 29, 2019
Subject: Postdoc Position, Multilevel Solvers on Advanced Architectures, Sandia National Labs

We are seeking Postdoctoral Appointees to research/develop multilevel
solver algorithms for strongly-coupled multiphysics systems on
advanced architectures. In this role, you will w work collaboratively
on a multidisciplinary research team conducting fundamental
algorithmic research. You will also develop high-performance parallel
numerical software that will run on some of the largest supercomputers
in the worl world.

On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Conduct leading-edge research in scalable preconditioning m methods
for sparse linear systems arising from multiphysics models
- Develop high-performance, C++ numerical algorithms for d distributed
memory multicore architectures
- Analyze and improve algorithmic and parallel scalability of sparse
linear solvers within multiphysics simulations on leading DOE
computing platforms
- Communicate your research in peer-reviewed journal publications and
con and conference presentations
- Travel as needed to support ongoing projects

For more detailed information, search for Job ID 669336 at

Feel free to send me, Ray Tuminaro (, email if yo
you have any questions.

From: Fikret Aliev
Date: October 31, 2019
Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, 18 (3)

Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal
Vol.18, No.3, October 2019


Some Analytical Methods for Singular Boundary Value Problem in a
Fractal Space: a Review, Jingjing Zhang, Yue Shen, Jihuan He

Binary 4-Point C4 Non-Stationary Subdivision Scheme for Geometric
Modelling, Shahid S. Siddiqi, Muhammad Younis

An Investigation on Finite Difference Method for the First Order
Partial Differential Equation with the Nonlocal Boundary Condition,
Allaberen Ashyralyev, Abdullah S. Erdogan, Sueda N. Tekalan

Numerical Simulation of Water Shut-off Performance for Heterogeneous
Composite Oil Reservoirs, Baghir A. Suleimanov, Khasay A. Feyzullayev,
Elhan M. Abbasov

Reconstruction of Inner Boundaries Subjected to Generalized Impedance
Boundary Conditions for the Modified Helmholtz Equation,
B. Bin-Mohsin, D. Lesnic

Some New Integral Inequalities Via Riemann-Liouville Integral
Operators, Alper Ekinci, M. Emin Ozdemir

Explicit, Semi-Symmetric, Hybrid, Six-Step, Eighth Order Methods for
Solving y'' = f(x; y), Chialiang Lin, Chieh-Wen Hsu, T. E. Simos,
Ch. Tsitouras

On the Representation of Solution of the Perturbed Controlled
Differential Equation with Delay and Continuous Initial Condition,
Tamaz Tadumadze, Phridon Dvalishvili, Tea Shavadze

Transformation of the Mittag-Leffler Function to an Exponential
Function and Some of its Applications to Problems with a Fractional
Derivative, F.A. Aliev, N.A. Aliev, N.A. Safarova

BRIEF PAPER, A Historical Perspective on the Parametrization of all
Stabilizing Feedback Controllers, F.A. Aliev, V.B. Larin

From: lasiecka
Date: October 29, 2019
Subject: Contents, Evolution Equations and Control Theory, 9 (1)

The new issue EECT 9-1 March 2020 regular issue is now online.
Volume 9 Number 1 March 2020


Abdelmouhcene Sengouga, Exact boundary observability and
controllability ofthe wave equation in an interval with two moving

Doria Aane, Meriem Aissous and Mustapha Fateh Yarou, Almost mixed
semi-continuous perturbation of Moreau's sweeping process

Gilbert Peralta, Uniform exponential stability of a uid-plate
interaction model due to thermal effects

Jeremy LeCrone and Gieri Simonett, On quasilinear parabolic equations
and continuous maximal regularity

Paola Loreti and Daniela Sforza, Reachability problems for a wave-wave
system with a memory term

Ruxandra Stavre, Optimization of the blood pressure with the control
in coefficients

Zhiyuan Li, Xinchi Huang and Masahiro Yamamoto, Initial-boundary value
problems for multi-term time-fractional diffusion equations with x-
dependent coefficients

Peng Gao, Global exact controllability to the trajectories of the
Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation

Andrea Signori, Optimality conditions for an extended tumor growth
model with double obstacle potential via deep quench approach

Dalila Azzam-Laouir, Warda Belhoula, Charles Castaing and
M. D. P. Monteiro Marques, Multi-valued perturbation to evolution
problems involving time dependent maximal monotone operators

Sergei Avdonin, Je Park and Luz de Teresa, The Kalman condition for
the boundary controllability of coupled 1-d wave equations

Jifeng Chu, Maurizio Garrione and Filippo Gazzola, Stability analysis
in some strongly prestressed rectangular plates

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