NA Digest, V. 18, # 6

NA Digest Sunday, February 11, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 6

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Elizabeth Greenspan
Date: February 09, 2018
Subject: New Book, Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws

Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws: From Analysis to Algorithms
by Jan Hesthaven
2018 / Approx. xvi + 576 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611975-09-3
List Price $89.00 / SIAM Member Price $62.30 / Order Code CS18

Conservation laws are the mathematical expression of the principles of
conservation and provide effective and accurate predictive models of
our physical world. Although intense research activity during the last
decades has led to substantial advances in the development of powerful
computational methods for conservation laws, their solution remains a
challenge and many questions are left open; thus it is an active and
fruitful area of research.

Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws: From Analysis to Algorithms
by Jan Hesthaven offers the first comprehensive introduction to modern
computational methods and their analysis for hyperbolic conservation
laws, building on intense research activities for more than four
decades of development; discusses classic results on monotone and
finite difference/finite volume schemes, but emphasizes the successful
development of high-order accurate methods for hyperbolic conservation
laws; addresses modern concepts of TVD and entropy stability, strongly
stable Runge-Kutta schemes, and limiter-based methods before
discussing essentially nonoscillatory schemes, discontinuous Galerkin
methods, and spectral methods; explores algorithmic aspects of these
methods, emphasizing one- and two- dimensional problems and the
development and analysis of an extensive range of methods; includes
MATLAB software with which all main methods and computational results
in the book can be reproduced; and demonstrates the performance of
many methods on a set of benchmark problems to allow direct
comparisons. Code and other supplemental material are available online

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

From: Elizabeth Greenspan
Date: February 09, 2018
Subject: New Book, Linear Algebra and Matrices

Linear Algebra and Matrices by Shmuel Friedland and Mohsen Aliabadi
2018 / Approx. xvi + 283 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611975-13-0
List Price $69.00 / SIAM Member Price $48.30 / Order Code OT156

This introductory textbook grew out of several courses in linear algebra
given over more than a decade and includes such helpful material as
constructive discussions about the motivation of fundamental concepts,
many worked-out problems in each chapter, and topics rarely covered in
typical linear algebra textbooks.

The authors use abstract notions and arguments to give the complete
proof of the Jordan canonical form and, more generally, the rational
canonical form of square matrices over fields. They also provide the notion
of tensor products of vector spaces and linear transformations. Matrices
are treated in depth, with coverage of the stability of matrix iterations, the
eigenvalue properties of linear transformations in inner product spaces,
singular value decomposition, and min-max characterizations of Hermitian
matrices and nonnegative irreducible matrices. The authors show the
many topics and tools encompassed by modern linear algebra to
emphasize its relationship to other areas of mathematics.

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

From: Elizabeth Greenspan
Date: February 09, 2018
Subject: New Book, Mathematics Motivated by the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mathematics Motivated by the Social and Behavioral Sciences by Donald
G. Saari / 2018 / xviii + 169 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611975-17-8
List Price $59.00 / SIAM Member Price $41.30 / Order Code CB91

The mathematical challenges coming from the social and behavioral
sciences differ significantly from typical applied mathematical
concerns. "Change," for instance, is ubiquitous, but without knowing
the fundamental driving force, standard differential and iterative
methods are not appropriate. Although differing forms of aggregation
are widely used, a general mathematical assessment of potential
pitfalls is missing. These realities provide opportunities to create
new mathematical approaches.

These themes are described in an introductory, expository, and
accessible manner by exploring new ways to handle dynamics and
evolutionary game theory, to identify subtleties of decision and
voting methods, to recognize unexpected modeling concerns, and to
introduce new approaches with which to examine game theory.
Applications range from avoiding undesired consequences when designing
policy to identifying unanticipated voting (where the "wrong" person
could win), nonparametric statistical, and economic "supply and
demand" properties.

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

From: Giacomo Capodaglio
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium, USA, Apr 2018

The SIAM Chapter of Texas Tech University is hosting the second
edition of the West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium on
Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Lubbock, TX.

The minisymposium is addressed to all graduate students and post-docs
in the area of applied mathematics. It will be a one day event with
contributed talks of 25 minutes each plus 5 minutes for questions. A
poster presentation will take place during the lunch break. The day
after the event there will be a barbecue open to all participants.

The keynote speaker this year is Professor Mary F. Wheeler from the
University of Texas at Austin.

To submit abstracts for talks and/or poster presentations, please
visit the event website:

Abstract submission is open until March 24.

From: Gabriel R. Barrenechea
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: Boundary and Interior Layers, UK, Jun 2018

BAIL: Boundary and Interior Layers
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
June 18-22, 2018

This conference continues a long series of meetings devoted to the
numerical, and asymptotic, analysis of problems presented sharp
layers, with an emphasis on the development and analysis of novel and
robust methods. For more information, please visit the web page where you can also register for the
conference. The deadline for abstract reception is the 30th of March

We also want to announce that the proceedings of the conference will
be published, after a standard refereeing process, as a volume in the
Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering series
published by Springer Verlag.

From: Jose E. Castillo
Date: February 05, 2018
Subject: Panam Workshop, Cuba, Jun 2018

The IX PanAmerican Workshop in applied mathematics and computational
science will be held in Varadero, Cuba June 11-18 2018 The objective
of these workshops is to create cooperative research activities based
on international collaboration and to promote the development of
applied and computational mathematics in Latin America. To accomplish
these goals, we must bring together practicing applied mathematicians
and computational scientists in the Americas to exchange research
information, and create a forum for researchers to refine, enhance and
implement research activities. The purpose is to continue to center in
areas of applied and computational mathematics, such as, computational
fluid dynamics, numerical optimization, high-performance computing,
grid generation, computer algebra, and dynamical systems aimed to
evaluate data related to areas of environmental, social and economic
development in the

From: Christof Teuscher
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: REU: Computational Modeling Serving the City, USA, Jun 2018

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Computational
Modeling Serving the City
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Jun 18 - Aug 24, 2018

This REU opportunity is currently advertised in anticipation of funding.

The focus area of this REU site is computational modeling to serve and
enhance the Portland metropolitan region as it grows and evolves. You
will be involved in a cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research
project and trained in computational thinking across different
disciplines and communities. You will learn the fundamental skills of
computational modeling that will help you understand and solve complex
problems in a complex world. After a 2-week initial training, each
student will work on an 8-week research project completed in a
research lab under a mentor's guidance and with the involvement of a
community partner. At the end of the internship, you will present the
research outcomes to the community partner. Weekly site meetings,
seminars, site visits, and a final symposium will enrich the unique
internship and provide you with an intellectual toolbox that has the
potential to have a lasting impact on your career.

- Completed one or two years of college.
- Majoring in a STEM or related discipline.
- US citizens or permanent resident.
- Students from institutions with limited STEM and research
opportunities, such as 2-year community colleges, are encouraged to

- Mar 15, 2018: Application deadline for full consideration
- Mar 30, 2018: Selected students will be notified
- Jun 18 - Aug 24, 2018: Program dates (10 weeks)


From: Ivan Ganchev Ivanov
Date: February 05, 2018
Subject: Applied Modeling, Bulgaria, Jul 2018

The International Conference "Applied Modeling in Economics, Finance
and Social Sciences (AMEFSS 2018)" to be held on the 1-6 July 2018 in
Bulgaria, The deadline is March 30, 2018

Two different directions are developed in the conference: Stochastic
Modeling and Optimization and Applied Modeling in Economic Sciences

The conference topics are the following, but are not limited to:
mathematical modeling; stochastic modeling; optimization and control;
machine learning and model predictive; data and business
analytics. The conference will cover a wide range of topics on the
most recent developments and modeling in Economics, Management and
Social Sciences. Researchers are encouraged to exchange their
experience in resolving practical challenges they have encountered and
discuss contemporary economic policies and issues.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
- Vasile Dragan, Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow"
Academy of Romanian Scientists, Romania
- Mustapha Ait Rami , PhD in Applied Mathematics (Systems & Control)
EMSI engineering school, Marrakech, Morocco
- Mikhail Posypkin, Head of the Applied Optimization Department
Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control"
Russian Academy of Sciences

There are possibilities for publication of the presented papers in
different Scopus journals.

From: Piotr Matus
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics, Belarus, Jul 2018

8th International Conference Computational Methods in Applied
Mathematics: CMAM-8 July 2 - 6, 2018, Minsk Belarus

The Conference will be under the aegis of the journal Computational
Methods in Applied Mathematics (CMAM),
and focus on various aspects of mathematical modeling and numerical
analysis. Its scope coincides with the scope of the journal: numerical
methods for initial and boundary value problems for differential and
integral equations appearing in applied mathematics and mathematical
physics. This is the eighth conference following earlier ones in Minsk
(Belarus) in 2003, Trakai (Lithuania) in 2005, Minsk (Belarus) in
2007, Bedlewo (Poland) in 2010, Berlin (Germany) in 2012, Strobl
(Austria) in 2014, Jyvaskyla (Finland) in 2016. The working language
of the conference is English.

Main Topics
- Contemporary discretization of differential and integral equations
- Numerical analysis of inverse and ill-posed problems
- Numerical fractional calculus and its applications
- Fast and robust solvers

The scientific program includes invited plenary talks and
contributed talks. A call for mini-symposia and special sessions is

MS 1: Recent developments on computational electromagnetism and
related applications.
Organized by Jun Zou (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Authors are requested to send an abstract (maximum 1 page) before
June 1, 2018.

From: Jun Liu
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 18 13:01:33 -0500
Subject: Computational Methods in Optimal Control, USA, Jul 2018

The NSF-CBMS conference on "Computational Methods in Optimal Control",
will be held at the Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi,
during July 23-27, 2018. The principal lecturer will be Dr. William
W. Hager from the University of Florida. Dr. Hager will deliver ten
lectures on state-of-the-art computational methods on optimal control
in the morning sessions, which are accompanied with lab sessions in
the afternoon. The lectures and labs are designed to provide both the
background needed to analyze convergence of discrete approximations
and solution techniques in optimal control, and practical experience
in solving real-world problems. Additional invited speakers will give
introductory talks that focus on computational methods for PDE optimal
control problems. The anticipated participants include faculty,
postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

This conference is supported by a grant from the National Science
Foundation (DMS-1743826). Limited travel support is available to
selected participants. Graduate students, recent PhDs, and members of
under-represented groups in mathematics and related disciplines are
especially encouraged to apply.

The registration form for attending this conference is now open,
participants can register at the conference website:

Deadline for requesting travel support: May 1, 2018.
Deadline for attendance registration: July 1, 2018.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Jun Liu
via email:

From: Iain Duff
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: Sparse Days, France, Sep 2018

The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse
on 27 and 28 September 2018. As last time, there could be events
starting the day before, that is on the 26th also.

More communications on this event will follow shortly.

So, for now, ... SAVE THE DATE !

From: Carolin Gietz
Date: February 05, 2018
Subject: Professor Position, Applied Mathematics

Full Professorship of Applied Mathematics (succession Burger) (salary
level W3) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science starting
as soon as possible. We are looking for an internationally renowned
and committed individual in applied mathematics with a strong
theoretical background who is able to link different fields of
mathematics in research and teaching. The applicant's research should
ideally combine different mathematical disciplines. Connections to the
main focuses of research in the Institute for Analysis and Numerics
are essential. Intra- and interdisciplinary cooperations and
collaboration with existing and planned research centres are expected,
as well as participation in our teaching programs, including Bachelor-
and Master courses in Analysis and in Numerics and the respective
theses. Prerequisite for the application are academic achievements
made as a Juniorprofessor (assistant professor), in a Habilitation
(postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff ) of a
university or non-university research institute, or in a research
position in business, industry, administration or other relevant
fields in Germany or abroad. Applications by early-stage researchers
are particularly welcome.

The University of Munster is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to increasing the proportion of senior women academics.
Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female
candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements
will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal
possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with
severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent
qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applications, including degree certificates, a CV, a list of
publications, a research plan, a statement of research and teaching
experience should be submitted electronically in a single PDF file by
31 March 2018 to

From: Andrew Stuart
Date: February 07, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Data Assimilation for Climate Modelling, Caltech

Applications for a postdoctoral position are invited from researchers
interested in data assimilation. Please follow the below link for details:

From: Michael Ng
Date: February 06, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Hong Kong Baptist Univ

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of scientific
computing/imaging sciences. We advertise a full position for two year
and the work will be conducted as part of the Centre for Mathematical
Imaging and Vision, and Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in the field of mathematics or
scientific computing. For further information please contact Michael
Ng (

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV and the
names of two potential referees to by 31 March

From: Isabel M. Narra de Figueiredo
Date: February 07, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Univ of Coimbra

Three Postdoctoral positions at CMUC (Centre for Mathematics of the
University of Coimbra) - duration 9 months, from April 01 to December
31, 2018.

Submission: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of
publications, work plan and two recommendation letters.

Application deadline: 06 March 2018.

Applications should be sent by email to

Areas of research work include applied mathematics, namely image
processing of medical images or/and biomathematics. For applicants
interested in information concerning these particular areas of
research contact Isabel Narra Figueiredo (Orcid ID:, URL: )

For more information see the announcements in

From: Nicola Guglielmi
Date: February 06, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

The Gran Sasso Science Institute offers 5 postdoctoral positions for
research activity in Mathematics and in particular in Numerical
Analysis, Applicants must hold a PhD degree or an equivalent
qualification. The research grants are awarded for two years and their
yearly amount is 36.000,00 Euro gross.

The application must be submitted through the online form available at by March 2, 2018 at 6 p.m. (Central
European Time).

For more information, please consult the Call for Applications at or write an email to

From: Marta Garcia-Gasulla
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, High Performance Computational Mechanics

You're a computer scientist, a numericist, a mathematician, physicist
or an engineer with programming skills; you want to work with
researchers which develop simulation codes in high performance
computational mechanics, applied real-life engineering problems in
aeronautics, bio-mechanics, wind energy; we invite you to apply to the
Stars post-doctoral programme to join the teams of two BSC
departments, the Computer Applications in Science and Engineering and
Computer Science departments of Barcelona Supercomputing Center, to
enhance their synergies and solve societal challenges.

Take a look at project 7 in the list!

And apply to the programme:

STARS programme aims at fostering the training of highly skilled
post-doc in all fields of High Performance Computing and related

From: Ivo Kabadshow
Date: February 06, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, JSC, Germany

Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is recruiting a PhD student in the
field of computer science with a special focus on C++-based tasking

The goal of this project is the extension and optimization of our C++
tasking framework for current and future HPC hardware as well as its
application to multigrid methods and the FMM. The project is embedded
into the interdisciplinary research setting of the Joint Laboratory
for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC).

Candidates should hold a university degree in the field of computer
science or mathematics and should have profound understanding of C++
template metaprogramming, with no fear of numerical methods. Social
competence and good communication skills for collaborative work in and
with interdisciplinary teams are essential.

The project runs for 3 years, for more information, see

From: Gerd Wachsmuth
Date: February 06, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Optimal Control, Cottbus, Germany

There is a 3/4 PhD position announced with deadline 28.02.2018 for 5
years in the research group Optimal Control at the Institute of
Mathematics at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany. We seek an
outstanding candidate in the field of optimization with PDEs. The
position will require teaching in German.

Candidates which are expected to be awarded a Master degree soon (e.g.
currently working on their Masters thesis) are also eligible to apply.

Please contact Prof. Wachsmuth for further information.

From: Ben Cox
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: PhD Positions, Inverse Problems, UCL

Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for two PhD
studentships in the area of "Inverse Problems in Ultrasound Computed
Tomography of the Breast"

The studentships will be based in the Department of Computer Science
and the Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at
University College London, and will be undertaken in collaboration
with the UK's National Physical Laboratory.

See for further details.

Funding will be for 3 years, with a tax free stipend of 16,553 GBP per
year plus UK/EU-level university fees. Applicants must be UK students
or EU students who will have spent the previous 3 years in the UK. The
closing date is 16th March 2018 and the anticipated start date is
October 2018.

If you have any scientific queries please contact Professor Simon Arridge
(Computer Science) or Dr Ben Cox (Medical Physics)

From: Martin Schmidt
Date: February 08, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Optimization, FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg

The Chair of Economics, Discrete Optimization and Mathematics of the
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg invites applications
for a PhD position in optimization to be filled for a period of three
years. The successful applicant will work in the project "Energy
efficiency via intelligent district heating networks" in cooperation
with the academic partners University Trier, TU Berlin, and Fraunhofer
Institute for Industrial Mathematics as well as the with the
industrial partner Technische Werke Ludwigshafen am Rhein AG. The
project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The focus of the project will be the development of models and
optimization techniques for coupled district heating networks. The
main idea is to develop algorithms for (discrete-)continuous
optimization that control the overall accuracy of the optimization
model by exploiting tailored error estimates. The successful applicant
will thus work at the interesting interface between optimization and
numerics. The developed algorithms will be analyzed theoretically and
need to be implemented in a programming language like C++ or Python.

We seek excellent open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidates that
should have completed their studies at master level in a program with
strong mathematical background in optimization.

Please send your complete application documents (motivation letter,
CV, certificates, and a list of MSc courses with grades) as one PDF to

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.

From: Danielle Walker
Date: February 05, 2018
Subject: Contents, Advances in Computational Mathematics, 44 (1)

VOL. 44, NO. 1, 2018

Sparse blind deconvolution and demixing through l 1,2-minimization,
Axel Flinth

A wirebasket preconditioner for the mortar boundary element method,
Thomas Fuhrer & Norbert Heuer

Frame completions with prescribed norms: local minimizers and
applications, Pedro G. Massey, Noelia B. Rios & Demetrio Stojanoff

A linear formulation for disk conformal parameterization of
simply-connected open surfaces, Gary Pui-Tung Choi & Lok Ming Lui

Some multilevel decoupled algorithms for a mixed
navier-stokes/darcy model, Mingchao Cai, Peiqi Huang & Mo Mu

Fine structures for the solutions of the two-dimensional Riemann
problems by high-order WENO schemes, Chang-Yeol Jung & Thien Binh

A numerical method for solving three-dimensional elliptic interface
problems with triple junction points, Liqun Wang, Songming Hou & Liwei

Analysis of the grad-div stabilization for the time-dependent
Navier-Stokes equations with inf-sup stable finite elements, Javier de
Frutos, Bosco Garcia-Archilla, Volker John & Julia Novo

Bernstein-Bezier techniques for divergence of polynomial spline vector
fields in Rn, Tatyana Sorokina

A plane wave method combined with local spectral elements for
nonhomogeneous Helmholtz equation and time-harmonic Maxwell equations,
Qiya Hu & Long Yuan

Convergent expansions of the Bessel functions in terms of elementary
functions, Jose L. Lopez

Computationally efficient modular nonlinear filter stabilization for
high Reynolds number flows, Aziz Takhirov & Alexander Lozovskiy

High-order positivity-preserving hybrid
finite-volume-finite-difference methods for chemotaxis systems, Alina
Chertock, Yekaterina Epshteyn, Hengrui Hu & Alexander Kurganov

Reducing the ill conditioning in the method of fundamental solutions,
Pedro R. S. Antunes

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