NA Digest Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 25

Today's Editor:
Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Tim Davis
Date: July 24, 2014
Subject: Video Lectures on Direct Methods for Sparse Linear Systems

I've posted a series of 42 lectures on the topic of my book, Direct
Methods for Sparse Linear Systems, published by SIAM ( ). The lectures are on YouTube at this


From: Bruce Bailey
Date: July 24, 2014
Subject: New Book, Iterative Methods for Linear Systems

Announcing the July 18, 2014, publication by SIAM of:

Iterative Methods for Linear Systems: Theory and Applications, by
Maxim A. Olshanskii and Eugene E. Tyrtyshnikov

2014 / xvi + 247 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611973-45-7 / List Price
$85.00 / SIAM/MOS Member Price $59.50 / Order Code OT138

This is a mathematically rigorous introduction to fundamental
iterative methods for systems of linear algebraic equations. The book
distinguishes itself from other texts on the topic by providing a
straightforward yet comprehensive analysis of the Krylov subspace
methods, approaching the development and analysis of algorithms from
various algorithmic and mathematical perspectives, and going beyond
the standard description of iterative methods by connecting them in a
natural way to the idea of preconditioning.

It supplements standard texts on numerical mathematics for first-year
graduate and advanced undergraduate courses and is suitable for
advanced graduate classes covering numerical linear algebra and
Krylov subspace and multigrid iterative methods. It will be useful to
researchers interested in numerical linear algebra and engineers who
use iterative methods for solving large algebraic systems.

To order or for more about this book, including links to its table of
contents, preface, and index, please visit


From: Eric Chung
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject: Multiscale Problems and Num Homogenization, Taiwan, Aug 2014

In these lecture series, we will give an overview of some multiscale
methods and discuss their applications and algorithms. The following
topics will be discussed.

- General introduction to multiscale problems.
- Homogenization and numerical homogenization. Basic concepts and
- Global model reduction techniques.
- Multiscale finite element methods and local model reduction.
Continuous and Discontinuous Galerkin formulations. Linear and
nonlinear problems.
- Applications and algorithms.

The lectures are intended for graduate and undergraduate
students. Graduate students and young researchers are particularly
encouraged to participate this summer course.

Lecturer: Yalchin Efendiev (Texas A&M University and KAUST)

For more inforamation, see


From: Andreas Steinbrecher
Date: July 29, 2014
Subject: MSO-Tools 2014, Germany, Sep 2014

Workshop MSO-Tools 2014
"Modeling, Simulation and Optimisation Tools"
29.-30. Sep. 2014, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Registration is now open. lease use registration form

Deadline for registration: August 31, 2014.
Registration fee: 60 Eur (includes conference dinner)

This workshop will focus on various aspects of modeling, simulation
and optimization (MSO) Tools for dynamical multi-physics systems. The
aim is to bring together developers and users of MSO tools together
with people working in practice. The workshop will offer the
possibility for detailed discussions and the initiation of
cooperations for scientists in academia and industry working on or
with MSO tools.

The conference will include invited and contributed talks.

Invited Speakers:
- Martin Arnold (Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
- Lorenz T. Biegler (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
- Christof Büskens (Universität Bremen, Germany)
- Jens Lang (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
- Christoph Nytsch-Geusen (Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany)
- Martin Otter (Nat Aeronautics & Space Research Centre of Germany)
- Oliver Röhrle (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
- Joost Rommes (Mentor Graphics, France)

For additional information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann,, or
Dr. Andreas Steinbrecher,


Date: July 27, 2014
Subject: Persistent Homology for Biosciences, USA, Oct 2014

Workshop on Persistent Homology for Biosciences
October 18, 2014
at East Lansing, Michigan State University

This workshop will feature leading experts on topological modeling and
computation of biosciences from around the globe, and bring together a
number of distinguished researchers from mathematics, biology and
computer sciences.

The registration is now open and will be accepted on a first-come
first-serve basis.

Further information, including the list of invited speakers and
registration can be found on the conference website:


From: Daniel Kressner
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject: Snapshots of Numerical Analysis, Switzerland, Oct 2014

Snapshots of Numerical Analysis
October 3, 2014
EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

A one-day workshop celebrating Martin Gutknecht's 70th Birthday
is organized at EPF Lausanne.

Confirmed invited speakers include Peter Arbenz, Jean-Paul Berrut,
Marlis Hochbruck, Volker Mehrmann, Miro Rozloznik, Thomas Schmelzer,
Zdenek Strakos, Paul Van Dooren, and Jens-Peter Zemke.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please send a
message to Annick Gaudin (


From: Hans De Sterck
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject: SIAM Comp Science and Engineering (CSE15), USA, Mar 2015

SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15)
Dates: March 14-18, 2015
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


Submission deadlines:
August 11, 2014: Minisymposium proposals
August 21, 2014: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers
(Note the extended deadline for minisymposium proposals.)

In addition to minisymposia, submission of posters (including demos)
is especially encouraged. A poster can be submitted in addition to an
oral presentation.

Poster deadline:
August 21, 2014: Abstracts for contributed posters and
minisymposterium posters (thematic groups of posters)

Visit to submit.

For more information about the conference, visit or contact SIAM Conference
Department at


From: Kirsten Wilden
Date: July 29, 2014
Subject: SIAM Control and Its Applications, CT15, France, Jul 2015

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT15)
Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France
July 8-10, 2015

This conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Control and
Systems Theory, and is co-sponsored by Inria.

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

Twitter hashtag: #SIAMCT15

January 12, 2015: Minisymposium proposals
January 21, 2015: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers
January 21, 2015: Full Paper for Consideration in Proceedings*

Conference participants have the option to submit a full paper for
consideration in the conference proceedings. Visit for submission links
and details. Submitting a full paper for consideration in the
proceedings is optional.

Award and Early Career Travel Award Applications

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department


From: Aaron Luttman
Date: July 24, 2014
Subject: Senior Scientist Position, National Security Technologies, LLC

Applications are invited for a Senior Scientist (Mathematician)
position in the Mathematics and Data Analysis group at National
Security Technologies, LLC, in Las Vegas, NV. The ideal candidate will
have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Science and
Engineering, or closely related field with 5+ years of experience
post-Ph.D. and a proven record of successful collaborative research in
computational mathematics, as demonstrated through peer-reviewed
publications and grant proposals. U.S. citizenship is required; no
dual citizens.

National Security Technologies, LLC (, is the Management
and Operations contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy for the
Nevada National Security Site
(, and,
working closely with National Laboratories, we specialize in the
design, development, fielding, and analysis of diagnostics for
large-scale, dynamic physics and materials experimentation. These
diagnostics include optical and X-ray imaging, laser interferometry,
pyrometry, holography, radiation detection, neutron spectroscopy, and
many others. The Mathematics and Data Analysis group is responsible
for developing the mathematics and algorithms for analyzing data and
quantifying uncertainties associated with these diagnostics. We are
also active in the modeling and simulation of physical systems,
including controlled nuclear fusion reactors, radiation transport, and
electrical systems. We seek candidates who will complement our current
expertise in inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, applied
functional analysis, modeling and simulation, and computational
science and engineering. A background in nuclear physics is not
necessary, but a willingness to learn nuclear physics and to
participate in dynamic experiments is required.

The full job advertisement can be found at, including
application instructions. Please contact Aaron Luttman
( or Eric Machorro ( with any
further questions, referencing job #109798 in the subject line.


From: Roman Hatzky
Date: July 28, 2014
Subject: Position, High Perf Comp, MPI for Plasma Physics

On behalf of the European Fusion Community the Max-Planck Institute
for Plasma Physics (IPP) and the Garching Computing Centre of the
Max-Planck Society (RZG) have set up a group (
for the high level support of European code developments for magnetic
fusion related plasma physics and material modelling. Experts in high
performance computing (HPC) are invited to apply for a position in
this group.

More information can be found under the code number 37/14 at:


From: Luca Dede'
Date: July 28, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, Num Model & HPC for Heart Functioning, EPFL

A postdoctoral position in the field of modeling and scientific
computing for the study of the human heart functioning is available at
the CMCS Chair of Prof. Quarteroni, MATHICSE, EPF Lausanne ( ). The position is available for 1 year, renewable
for up to 2 additional years, with starting date between September 1st
and November 1st, 2014.

The candidate will contribute to the research in progress in the Chair
in the field of heart modeling. This includes mathematical and
numerical modeling, numerical approximation of Partial Differential
Equations (PDEs), and code development for High Performance Computing,
including multicore programming techniques. The position includes
teaching activities and duties in compliance with the regulations of
EPFL and the Mathematics Section for scientific collaborators.

Prerequisites include a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics,
Computational Sciences, Computational Mechanics, or related areas, and
experience in the fields of mathematical and numerical modeling for
PDEs, programming, numerical simulation, and High Performance

Candidates should send a motivation letter and a resume (CV) with the
list of publications and details on the experience according to the
prerequisites to Dr. Luca Dede' ( luca.dede AT ); the names
and contacts of at least three referees must be indicated (reference
letters are not required at this stage). Applications should be sent
before August 17th, 2014, but will be considered until the position is


From: 'Cells-in-Motion' Cluster of Excellence
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence

The Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence (CiM) in Münster, Germany,
is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships in any research area represented
in CiM for the development and implementation of individual research
projects. The fellowship covers a TV L 13-position for 2 years
(extendable to a third year) plus 12.000 € per year to cover
consumables and travel costs. Research projects should be developed
together with the host laboratory; see for
research areas and associated principal investigators.

Research fields relevant to the CiM-cluster include biophysical
aspects of cell dynamics, cell-cell and/or cell-matrix interactions,
cell migration and /or differentiation, mathematical modelling of
biological systems, protein and/or lipid biochemistry and biophysics,
intracellular dynamics, and high resolution optical and non-optical
imaging to study cell biology.

Excellent researchers with not more than 2 years of postdoctoral
experience and a capacity for teamwork are invited to submit their CV,
list of publications and the completed application form to by 30 September 2014. Only applications
using the template provided on our website (
will be considered, each applicant can submit only one application. A
letter of support written by the head of the host CiM lab is
mandatory. We encourage interested researchers to contact their
favoured host labs as soon as possible for detailed discussion of the
research project.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer. We
actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with
equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferably
considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. Disabled
candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Contact: Dr. Julia Meskauskas,

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