NA Digest Sunday, November 09, 2014 Volume 14 : Issue 38

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

Submissions for NA Digest:


From: Luca Formaggia
Date: November 05, 2014
Subject: A crowdsourcing platform dedicated to mathematics

We wish to announce a new (somehow unique, we believe)
social/crowdsourcing network, called Mathesia, dedicated to
mathematics and to math specialists, whose aim is to set up a place
where "mathematics meets industry to create innovation".

I hope you will like to know more, in which case please have a look at

It would be great if you will register to Mathesia. Registration
before December 1st is free.


From: Bernard Beauzamy
Date: November 03, 2014
Subject: 6th Mathematical Competitive Game

Our 6th Competitive Game, organized jointly with the French Federation
of Mathematical Games, has started. The game is endowed with 2 000
Euros for prizes. The topic for this year is "Uncertainties in GPS
Positioning", in partnership with: The French Institute for
Transportation Science and Technology, Geolocalisation Team
(IFSTTAR/CoSys/Geoloc) and: The French Ministry of Transportation,
Mission for Tarification Pricing (MEDDTL/DIGITIM/SAGS/MT)

Please see: (in
English) All data are included in the above file.

The deadline for answers is April 30th, 2015. Answers may be sent in
English or in French, pdf format. Please inform your colleagues,
students, friends, about this game.


From: Dimitar Lukarski
Date: November 05, 2014
Subject: PARALUTION, New Release 0.8.0

PARALUTION is a library for sparse iterative methods which can be
performed on various parallel devices, including multi-core CPU, GPU
(CUDA and OpenCL) and Intel Xeon Phi.

The new 0.8.0 release provides the following extra features:
- Complex support
- TNS, Variable preconditioner
- BiCGStab(l), QMRCGStab, FCG solvers
- RS and PairWise AMG
- SIRA eigenvalue solver
- Replace/Extract column/row functions
- Stencil computation

Improvements in:
- Support for OpenFOAM 2.3
- FSAI building phase
- Multigrid structure
- Iteration counter
- I/O structure
- Host memory allocation checks
- New user manual structure

For details, visit


From: Johan Suykens
Date: November 04, 2014
Subject: New Book, Regularization, Optimization, Kernels, and SVMs

Regularization, Optimization, Kernels, and Support Vector Machines
Editors: Johan A.K. Suykens, Marco Signoretto, Andreas Argyriou
Chapman and Hall/CRC, Oct 2014

Chapter contributions: 1. An Equivalence between the Lasso and Support
Vector Machines; 2. Regularized Dictionary Learning; 3. Hybrid
Conditional Gradient-Smoothing Algorithms with Applications to Sparse
and Low Rank Regularization; 4. Nonconvex Proximal Splitting with
Computational Errors; 5. Learning Constrained Task Similarities in
Graph-Regularized Multi-Task Learning; 6. The Graph-Guided Group Lasso
for Genome-Wide Association Studies; 7. On the Convergence Rate of
Stochastic Gradient Descent for Strongly Convex Functions;
8. Detecting Ineffective Features for Nonparametric Regression;
9. Quadratic Basis Pursuit; 10. Robust Compressive Sensing;
11. Regularized Robust Portfolio Estimation; 12. The Why and How of
Nonnegative Matrix Factorization; 13. Rank Constrained Optimization
Problems in Computer Vision; 14. Low-Rank Tensor Denoising and
Recovery via Convex Optimization; 15. Learning Sets and Subspaces;
16. Output Kernel Learning Methods; 17. Kernel Based Identification of
Systems with Multiple Outputs Using Nuclear Norm Regularization;
18. Kernel Methods for Image Denoising; 19. Single-Source Domain
Adaptation with Target and Conditional Shift; 20. Multi-Layer Support
Vector Machines; 21. Online Regression with Kernels


From: Karl Rupp
Date: November 06, 2014
Subject: High Performance Computing, USA, Apr 2015

23rd High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC'15)
Part of the SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'15)
April 12-15, 2015 | Alexandria, VA, USA

Paper submission due: November 22, 2014
Notification of acceptance: January 9, 2015
Revised manuscript: February 10, 2015

The 2015 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 23rd High
Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2015), devoted to the impact of
high performance computing and communications on computer simulations.

Topics of interest include:
- High performance/large scale application case studies
- GPU for general purpose computations (GPGPU)
- Multicore and many-core computing
- Power aware computing
- Cloud, distributed, and grid computing
- Asynchronous numerical methods and programming
- Hybrid system modeling and simulation
- Large scale visualization and data management
- Tools and environments for coupling parallel codes
- Parallel algorithms and architectures
- High performance software tools
- Resilience at the simulation level
- Component technologies for high performance computing


From: Uldis Strautins
Date: November 05, 2014
Subject: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, Latvia, May 2015

MMA 2015: 20th International conference "Mathematical Modelling and
May 26-29 2015, in Sigulda, Latvia

The Conference focuses on various aspects of mathematical modelling
and usage of numerical methods in solving modern problems of science
and engineering. It aims, in particular, at fostering cooperation
among practitioners and theoreticians in this field. Working language
of the Conference is English. Authors are kindly requested to send an
abstract (1 page) before March 15, 2015. Selected papers will be
published in the journal "Mathematical Modelling and Analysis"

International scientific committee: A. Buikis (Latvia, Chairman),
R. Ciegis (Lithuania, Vice-chairman), U.Strautins (Latvia,
Vice-chairman), I.Bula (Latvia), J. Cepitis (Latvia), F. Gaspar
(Spain), A. Gritsans (Latvia), Z. Jackiewicz (USA), J. Janno
(Estonia), J. Kalnins (Latvia), A.Kolishkins (Latvia), A. Krylovas
(Lithuania), P. Matus (Belarus), M. Meilunas (Lithuania), A. Pedas
(Estonia), V.Polevikov (Belarus), M. Radziunas (Germany), A.Reinfelds
(Latvia), J.Rimshans (Latvia), F. Sadyrbaev (Latvia), M. Sapagovas
(Lithuania), G. Shishkin (Russia), A. Stikonas (Lithuania),
G. Vainikko (Estonia), R. Wyrzykowski (Poland), A. Zemitis (Germany)


From: Amaziane
Date: November 05, 2014
Subject: Approx Meth/Modeling in Env/Natural Resources, France, Jun 2015

6th International Conference on Approximation Methods and Numerical
Modeling in Environment and Natural Resources (MAMERN VI-2015)

June 1-5, 2015, Pau, France

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st February, 2015

Topics: Approximation and modeling applied to environment sciences and
natural resources; New applications and developments in approximation
methods; Mathematics and computation in geosciences; Modeling of
ecosystems; Oceanographic and coastal engineering; Numerical modeling
of flow and transport in porous media; Mathematical analysis of models
in porous media; Multi-Scale Modeling of Flow and Transport in Porous
Media; Statistical modeling in geosciences; Stochastic partial
differential equations

Selected papers from MAMERN VI-2015 will be published, after a
refereeing process, as a Special Issue of the Journal MATHEMATICS AND


From: Philip Knight
Date: November 03, 2014
Subject: Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference, Scotland, Jun 2015

As previously announced, the 26th Biennial Conference on Numerical
Analysis will take place June 23-26, 2015 at the University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

We are pleased to announce that on-line registraion is now open for
the meeting through our website

The meeting will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first meeting
in this series and a special Scottish-themed event will take place on
the evening of Wednesday June 24 in addition to the regular programme.


From: Alexander Ostermann
Date: November 03, 2014
Subject: Summer School in Numerical Analysis, Italy, Jun 2015

The 14th "Dobbiaco Summer School in Numerical Analysis" will take
place from 21 to 26 June 2015 at Dobbiaco/Toblach, Italy.

The topics will be:
Innovative concepts for complexity reduction in numerical PDEs:
nonlinear approximation, sparsity, adaptivity, model reduction.

During the school, two leading specialists in the field will
present a series of 90 minutes long lectures on the topic. The
school is intended for PhD students and young researchers.

The lecturers will be:
Claudio Canuto, Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy)
Wolfgang Dahmen, RWTH Aachen, Aachen (Germany)

For early bird registration and further information on the summer
school, see

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Alfredo Bellen (Trieste, Italy; )
Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck, Austria)


From: Chang-Ock Lee
Date: November 01, 2014
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods, DD23, Korea, Jul 2015

We are pleased to announce the 23rd International Conference on Domain
Decomposition Methods (DD23) (Jeju Island, Korea, July 6- 10,
2015). You are cordially invited to participate and
contribute. Registration information will be provided at soon.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss recent developments in
various aspects of domain decomposition methods bringing together
mathematicians, computational scientists, and engineers who are
working on numerical analysis, scientific computing, and computational
science with industrial applications.

Feb. 15, 2015 Minisymposium proposal closes
Mar. 15, 2015 Deadline for the submission of abstracts for MS talks,
contributed talks, and posters
Apr. 15, 2015 Early registration deadline

Invited Speakers: Lori Badea (Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian
Academy), Yuri Bazilevs (University of California, San Diego), Zhiming
Chen (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Clark Dohrmann (Sandia National
Laboratories), Felix Kwok (Hong Kong Baptist University), Jysoo Lee
(KISTI), Frédéric Nataf (Université Paris 6), Luca F. Pavarino
(University of Milano), Sang Joon Shin (Seoul National University),
Nicole Spillane (Universidad de Chile), Panayot Vassilevski (Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory), Andrew Wathen (University of Oxford)



From: Roger Ghanem
Date: November 03, 2014
Subject: Faculty Position, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, USC

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC is
seeking applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured
faculty. All fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering will be
considered, with particular emphasis on computational engineering. We
also encourage special applications from more senior scholars who have
a well-established academic record and whose accomplishments are
leading/transforming their fields of study. Exceptionally strong
candidates will also be considered for appointment to an endowed

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a relevant
field by the beginning of the appointment and have a strong research
and publication record. Applications must include a letter clearly
indicating area(s) of specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a
concise statement of current and future research directions, a
teaching statement, and contact information for at least four
professional references. This material should be submitted
electronically at Early
submission is strongly advised and encouraged as the application
review process will commence January 5, 2014.


From: Roger Ghanem
Date: November 03, 2014
Subject: Faculty Position, Civil & Environmental Engineering, USC

The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(, of the Viterbi School of Engineering (
of the University of Southern California invites nominations and
applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at all
levels. One broad search area is that of mechanics with relevance to
the characterization, optimization, and performance prediction of
materials in the built environment, including candidates with interest
and a demonstrated research record in mechanics-based quantitative
life cycle performance assessment. Another broad search area is that
of structural design with a focus on innovations that leverage recent
scientific and technological developments in materials,
telecommunications, and scientific computing.

The positions are available starting August 16, 2015. To receive full
consideration, candidates should apply on-line at: by December 31, 2014. Application
materials include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of
research and teaching interests, and contact information for five
references. All application materials will be held in the strictest
confidence. Interested individuals are welcome to contact the search
committee chair, Prof. Roger Ghanem, Sonny Astani Department of Civil
and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 3620
South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90089-2531 (email:


From: E. Alper Yildirim
Date: November 05, 2014
Subject: Faculty Positions, Koc Univ, Istanbul, Turkey

Open Faculty Positions (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) in the
Department of Industrial Engineering, Koc University, Turkey

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Koc University invites
applications and nominations for full-time faculty positions to start
in Fall 2015.

We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of industrial engineering,
ideally with a strong background in operations research. The
candidates are expected to complement and enhance the current research
and education portfolio of the department and preferably have
interests in one or more of the following application areas: data
analytics, energy, financial engineering, healthcare, production
systems, stochastic processes, supply chain and logistics, and
sustainable operations. Individuals at all ranks are encouraged to
apply (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).

Koc University is a private, nonprofit institution located on a new,
state-of-the-art campus in Rumelifeneri, Istanbul. The University is
supported by the Vehbi Koc Foundation, and is committed to the pursuit
of excellence in both teaching and research. The medium of instruction
is in English. Detailed information on our program and the College of
Engineering can be found at We offer an
internationally competitive salary and benefit package. Applications,
including a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum
vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three
references, should be sent (preferably by email as a single pdf file)
to: Ms. Ebru Fisek, Assistant to Dean, College of Engineering, Koc
University, 34450 Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer- Istanbul, Turkey,

Evaluations of applications will start by November 20, 2014; however,
applications will be accepted and considered until the positions are
filled. We encourage applicants to schedule interviews at the INFORMS
Annual Meeting in San Francisco by contacting Assoc. Prof. Lerzan
Ormeci (by November 6, 2014, e- mail: All
applications will be considered and treated confidentially.


From: Eileen Michie
Date: November 06, 2014
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Applied Mathematics, NJIT

The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-
track/tenured position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level
in the general area of Applied Mathematics. Candidates are sought
from all fields of Applied Mathematics. The Department is
particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are
consistent with the existing research strengths in scientific
computation/numerical analysis, modeling/asymptotic analysis, PDE's
and dynamical systems, with focused research groups in applications to
fluid dynamics , mathematical biology, and wave propagation.

DMS has experienced tremendous growth in research over the past two
decades, and is now recognized as having a leading national program in
applied mathematics. The department offers B.S., M.S., and
Ph.D. degrees, with Ph.D. program tracks in Applied Mathematics as
well as in Applied Probability & Statistics. For more information
about DMS faculty and programs, visit

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a related
field and postdoctoral experience with strong research and teaching
potential for consideration at the Assistant Professor level and an
appropriate record of accomplishment in classroom teaching, mentoring
doctoral students and research publication and funding for
consideration at the Associate or Full Professor level. At the
university's discretion, the prerequisites may be excepted where the
candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an
equivalent combination of education and experience that prepares the
candidate for success in the position.

Please visit, posting number 0602414, to apply.
Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, research and teaching statements, a
summary of teaching evaluations (if available), and names and contact
information of three references. Review of applications will begin on
November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from
individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO


From: Tsorng-Whay Pan
Date: November 06, 2014
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Scientific Computing, Univ of Houston

UH Math - Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Scientific
Computing, Numerical Analysis, Optimization or Numerical PDE

The Mathematics Department at the University of Houston, subject to
formal approval, expects to hire a tenure track assistant professor as
early as Fall 2015. Preference will be given to a candidate who works
in scientific computing, numerical analysis, optimization or numerical
pde. We are particularly interested in someone who can help foster
collaborative efforts with existing research teams in our Department
and the University at large, and whose research interests will
continue to foster collaborative interactions at local Universities,
local industry, and the Medical Center.

The University of Houston is one of the most diverse research
universities in the nation. It is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. All application materials should
be uploaded to Applicants should submit a letter of
application, an extensive curriculum vita which includes a list of all
scientific publications, a description of their current research
interests directly to They should also have 4
letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses their
qualifications as a teacher and advisor), uploaded directly by their
references to

Application link:

More info:, Matthew Nicol, 713-743-6181


From: Chai Wah Wu
Date: November 05, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Position, IBM Herman Goldstine Memorial Fellowship

2015-2016 IBM Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Mathematical Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson
Research Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 Herman
Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in
mathematical and computer sciences. Areas of active research in the
department include: algorithms, complex systems, data mining,
dynamical systems, high-performance computing, inverse problems,
numerical analysis, optimization, probability theory, statistics,
simulation and operations management.

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. after September 2010, or should
expect to receive one before the fellowship commences in the second
half of 2015 (usually in September). Up to two fellowships will be
awarded with a stipend between $95,000 and $120,000 (depending on

Applications must be received between November 10, 2014 and January
16, 2015. Complete details are available at

IBM is committed to work-place diversity, and is proud to be an equal-
opportunity employer.


From: Fatih Celiker
Date: November 04, 2014
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Mathematics, Wayne State Univ

Two Assistant Professor (Research) positions for two academic years,
beginning Fall 2015. A recent Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field
is required. Applicants should have strong interests in both research
and teaching and will be expected to teach three courses per academic
year. Applicants should upload a signed, detailed vita, and
description of current research interests to, and also
arrange for four letters of recommendation to be posted there. One of
the letters should address teaching. The positions are posted at and applicants must also apply on this site.
Preference will be given to applications received before Thursday,
January 15, 2015. For further information, please consult the
department's website,


From: Michael Parks
Date: November 04, 2014
Subject: 2015 CSRI Summer Program, Sandia National Laboratories

The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia National
Laboratories seeks multiple students to participate in collaborative
research across a wide range of areas in computer science, applied
mathematics, and computational science and engineering. Possible
research areas include advanced computer architectures, systems
software, programming languages and paradigms, networks, informatics
and information sciences, combinatorial mathematics, discrete event
simulation, scalable linear and nonlinear solvers, continuous and
discrete optimization, uncertainty quantification, statistics,
multiscale methods and mathematics, multiphysics modeling,
visualization, and meshing. Students are also sought with interests in
applying computational methods to scientific and engineering
applications including shock physics, molecular dynamics, MHD, CFD,
electrical systems, MEMS, and climate science. These student
internships are for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with
excellent communication skills and who have the desire to gain
research experience in a highly collaborative research environment.
Successful applicants will be exposed to a wide range of computational
research at Sandia and will have a strong project- based research
experience working directly with Sandia staff scientists.

To access the posting, go to, click on “Careers”
then click on “View All Jobs.” Click on “Advanced Search” and search
for the job opening number -- 647623 for graduate students and 647624
for undergraduates. Applications should include a CV and a cover
letter describing the area that they would like to gain research

For more information, please contact Michael Parks


From: Yves Lucet
Date: November 06, 2014
Subject: 3 PhD Positions, Road design optim or convex analysis, UBC

COCANA (Centre for Optimization Convex Analysis and Nonsmooth
Analysis, invites applications for 3 PhD
positions starting September 2015.

The positions will be based at the UBC Okanagan campus
( The PhD positions are fully funded for 4 years
(2 years funded MSc positions are also available).

The first theme is on road design optimization. The research is
industry sponsored and include the opportunity to develop patents.
Good programming skills (C/C++) are required and optimization or
operations research skills are desired.

The second theme is on computational convex analysis and involves the
creation of new algorithms to compute mathematical objects regularly
used in convex analysis. The background required is good programming
skills (MATLAB, Scilab, or Octave), and a desire to learn convex

Historically students with a computer science background have been
very successful in our program (and found positions at Google, Amazon,
or Microsoft), as well as students with a mathematical background and
strong programming skills.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Yves Lucet, Associate
Professor, Computer Science, Director, Centre for Optimization Convex
Analysis and Nonsmooth Analysis, at The deadline
for funded applications is January 31, 2015.


From: Badih Ghusayni
Date: November 06, 2014
Subject: Contents, Intl J of Mathematics and Computer Science, 9 (2)

Contents, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science

Vol. 9, no. 2, 2014:
The following papers can be downloaded freely via

1) Colin Defant, Multiperfect Numbers in Certain Quadratic Rings.

2) Colin Defant, An Extension of the Abundancy Index to Certain
Quadratic Rings.

3) I. Abdullahi, J. O. Omolehin, K. Rauf, P. L. Dickmu, O. T. Wahab,
Fibonacci Scheme for Quadratic Functionals.

4) Sebastian Martin Ruiz, Jonathan Sondow, Formulas for pi(x) and the
n-th Prime.

5) Angelo B. Mingarelli, Some conjectures in elementary number theory.


From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: November 04, 2014
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 19 (5)

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online,
Electronical edition:
Volume 19, Number 5, November 2014

Mircea Sofonea and Flavius P\u{a}trulescu, A Viscoelastic Contact
Problem with Adhesion and Surface Memory Effects, 607-626

Mindaugas Radziunas and Raimondas \v{C}iegis, Effective Numerical
Algorithm for Simulations of Beam Stabilization in Broad Area
Semiconductor Lasers and Amplifiers, 627-646

Bashir Ahmad and Sotiris K. Ntouyas, Boundary Value Problems for
$q$-Difference Equations and Inclusions with Nonlocal and Integral
Boundary Conditions, 647-663

Jin Li, Jianlin Luo and Zaihong Wang, Periodic Solutions of Second
Order Impulsive Differential Equations at Resonance via Variational
Approach, 664-675

Muhammad Dure Ahmad, Modeling Calcium Dynamics and Inhibition Based
Synaptic Plasticity in Dendritic Spines, 676-695

Virginija Garbaliauskien\.{e} and Antanas Laurin\v{c}ikas, A Limit
Theorem for Twists of $L$-Functions of Elliptic Curves, 696-705

Aidas Bal\v{c}i\={u}nas and Darius \v{S}iau\v{c}i\={u}nas, Mellin
Transform of Dirichlet $L$-Functions with Primitive Character, 706-717

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