NA Digest, V. 18, # 9

NA Digest Sunday, March 04, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 9

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Joanna Littleton
Date: March 01, 2018
Subject: James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

SIAM is now accepting entries for the James H. Wilkinson Prize for
Numerical Software. The prize is awarded every four years to the
authors of an outstanding piece of numerical software. It is intended
to recognize innovative software in scientific computing and to
encourage researchers in the earlier stages of their career.

SIAM will award the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software at the SIAM
Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19). The award
will consist of $3,000 and a plaque. As part of the award, the
recipient(s) will be expected to present a lecture at the conference.

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2018

See for
the complete call for entries, including eligibility and entry
requirements and a link to the SIAM Prize Portal, where you can submit
your entry.

For inquiries, contact

Learn more about the SIAM Prize Program at

From: Tamás Terlaky
Date: March 02, 2018
Subject: AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition

The AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition is open to all
interested teams of at most three current full-time students. The team
leader must be a graduate student.

The problem is titled: "A Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic and
Correlated Travel Times"

Solutions are due by June 30, 2018 23:59 EST.

Please see the webpage
for all further details, including the downloadable problem
description and data, eligibility conditions, competition format,
prizes and copyright; as well as contact information regarding the
MOPTA conference, the competition, and the AIMMS software.

The MOPTA Conference abstract submission and registration site is open

From: Kris ONeil
Date: February 27, 2018
Subject: New Book, Math Modeling: Computing and Communicating

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), organizer of
the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3 Challenge), has just
announced publication of an new, freely available handbook:

Math Modeling: Computing and Communicating
K. M. Bliss, K. F. Kavanagh, and B. J. Galluzzo, and R. Levy
SIAM, Philadelphia, 2018
Free online; $15 in print

Written for students who have some experience with computation and an
interest in math modeling, this handbook is designed to take you from
basic graphic calculator or spreadsheet experience to the next level,
which includes programming basics, working with large data sets, and
visualization techniques. The handbook is also written for teachers
who will assist students as they incorporate software into the math
modeling process. This is a companion volume to Math Modeling:
Getting Started and Getting Solutions (SIAM, 2014), and takes you
beyond the basic process of mathematical modeling to technical
computing using software platforms and coding.

Topics include computation, statistics, visualization, programming,
and simulation.

Both handbooks are freely available for viewing or download at the M3
Challenge site:
handbook ; you will also find a link there for purchase of print
copies if that is desired.

SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 Market Street; 6th Floor; Philadelphia PA 19104

From: Krassimir Georgiev
Date: February 28, 2018
Subject: Numerical Methods for Scientific Computations, Bulgaria, May 2018

Int. Conf. on "Numerical Methods for Scientific Computations and
Advanced Applications" is organized by the Institute of Information
and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(IICT-BAS) in cooperation with Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM) and technically co-sponsored by IEEE PS Computer
Society Chapter (IEEE).'18.html

The conference is scheduled for May 28 - May 31, 2018. Participants
are invited to give a talk or present a poster.

The deadline for registration and sending an extended abstract (2 - 4
pages) is March 31, 2018.

An online registration is opened.

From: Jacob Schroder
Date: February 28, 2018
Subject: Parallel-in-Time Methods, France, May 2018

7th Workshop on Parallel-in-Time Methods
Wednesday May 2 - Saturday May 5, 2018
Roscoff Marine Station, France

We kindly invite you to submit abstracts for this workshop before
March 23 following the information provided here:

The workshop will take place at the Roscoff Marine Station, France.
It is the seventh "Parallel-in-Time Integration" workshop and will
build upon the success of the preceding six workshops, starting 2011
at USI Lugano.

The conference fee is 500 Euros, and includes accommodations, meals,
and a Thursday excursion. Some travel support for PhD students is
possible via the JSC PinT Travel Grants, see for details.

Submission Deadline for Abstracts: March 23, 2018

From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Date: February 26, 2018
Subject: Operational Research, Spain, Jul 2018

Deadline approaching: March 5

EURO 2018 - 29th European Conference on Operational Research,
Valencia, Spain, July 8-11, 2018 (

Abstract submission (

They cordially welcome you to submit your valuable abstract at your
earliest convenience, as the deadline is getting close.

Various enrichments to the program can be found at .

Invited and contributed papers will be organized in Sessions. In
general, sessions will be a part of Streams, grouped in 25 Main Areas,
which you may find at
Each participant may present max. 1 paper at EURO 2018. Abstract
submission system:
Abstracts: max. 1500 characters; submission deadline: March 5, 2018.

Author registration deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

From: Oliver Ernst
Date: March 02, 2018
Subject: UQ in Subsurface Environments, Italy, Sep 2018

FrontUQ 2018: Workshop on UQ in Subsurface Environments
Pavia (Italy) September 5-7, 2018
GAMM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification

The second outreach workshop "Frontiers of Uncertainty Quantification"
(FrontUQ) organized by the GAMM Activity Group on Uncertainty
Quantification will be held on September 5-7, 2018 in Pavia, Italy
with focus on Uncertainty Quantification in Subsurface Environments
( Subsurface environments host natural
resources which are critical to the needs of our society and to its
development. The diversity of problems encountered in subsurface
modeling calls for multi-disciplinary research efforts, with
contributions from a wide range of fields including, e.g.,
mathematics, hydrology, geology, physics and biogeochemistry. We
welcome contributions from researchers with different backgrounds
active in the area, presenting both advances in dedicated uncertainty
quantification techniques and real-world test cases. Contributions can
be submitted as poster or oral presentation. A limited amount of
funding is provided by GAMM for researchers who do not yet hold
permanent positions. Interested participants are encouraged to contact
the organizers at

Abstract submission: March 1st to May 1st.
Early registration: May 11th to June 10th
Late registration: June 11th to July 15th

From: Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)
Date: March 01, 2018
Subject: Junior Group Leader Position, Life Sciences/Data Sciences, RICAM, Austria

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
(RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences announces the opening of a
Junior Group Leader Position in the fields of Life Sciences or
Mathematical Data Sciences.

Detailed information can be obtained at

From: Bartosz Protas
Date: March 01, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Math Modelling and Scientific Computing, McMaster

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. This
fellowship provides an opportunity to engage in research in close
collaboration with Dr. Protas and his group (more information
available at ) with a limited
amount of teaching. The focus of this industry-cofunded position will
be research on mathematical and computational modelling of
nonequilibrium electrochemical and thermodynamic processes occurring
in Li-ion batteries. This position is intended for an applied
mathematician interested in exploring a rapidly developing application
area, or for a mathematically-minded chemist with a solid background
in theoretical and computational chemistry. In either case, knowledge
of multiscale modelling (especially homogenization), electrochemistry,
PDEs and scientific computing will be an asset. This research project
also involves close collaboration with chemists and material
scientists as well as research scientists with our Industrial
Partner. The duration of the position will be initially one year with
extension for the second year contingent on satisfactory performance
and availability of funding.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection
will be based on the candidate's research potential and fit with
Dr. Protas' research group. The fellowship starts on September 1, 2018
or earlier, and provides an annual stipend salary of $42,000
CAD. Candidates are required to apply for this fellowship by using the
MathJobs website (see our advertisement with ID McMaster-PDFMMSC
[#11767] at We will begin reviewing
applications on March 22, 2018. Applications received after this date
will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full
consideration applicants are advised to submit all supporting
materials by the above deadline.

From: Elena Celledoni
Date: February 28, 2018
Subject: PhD/Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, NTNU, Norway

A new PhD fellowship/Postdoctoral fellowship in computational science
is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU. The
successful candidate will be offered a three-year position as a PhD
fellow or a two-year position as a postdoctoral fellow.

The research project is about data driven modelling of flexible
structures. There are numerous potential applications for this
research, examples are animation of character motion, activity
recognition and modelling of slender structures. We will use
techniques based on differential geometry and in particular shape
analysis on Lie groups and homogeneous manifolds. We seek candidates
with a good mathematical background at master/PhD level or equivalent.

The interested applicants should use the link to apply:

For further information please contact Elena Celledoni.

From: Claude Brezinski
Date: February 26, 2018
Subject: Contents, Numerical Algorithms, 77 (3)

Table of Contents
Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 77, No. 3

A generalized inexact Uzawa method for stable principal component
pursuit problem with nonnegative constraints, Kaizhan Huai, Mingfang
Ni, Zhanke Yu, Xiang Zheng, Feng Ma

Analysis of a new finite difference/local discontinuous Galerkin
method for the fractional Cattaneo equation, Leilei Wei

On modified Gordon-Wixom interpolation schemes and their applications
to nonlinear and exterior domain problems, Alexander Belyaev,
Pierre-Alain Fayolle

Continuation and stability analysis for Bloch waves of the
Gross-Pitaevskii equation, H.-S. Chen, S.-L. Chang, B.-W. Jeng,
C.-S. Chien

Iterative approaches to solving convex minimization problems and fixed
point problems in complete CAT(0) spaces, Kritsada Lerkchaiyaphum,
Withun Phuengrattana

Parallel extragradient algorithms for multiple set split equilibrium
problems in Hilbert spaces, Do Sang Kim, Bui Van Dinh

Efficient numerical schemes for the solution of generalized time
fractional Burgers type equations, Zohreh Asgari, S.M. Hosseini

Multilevel quasi-interpolation on a sparse grid with the Gaussian,
Fuat Usta, Jeremy Levesley

A new efficient DQ algorithm for the solution of elliptic problems in
higher dimensions, M. Ghasemi

Performance analysis of asynchronous parallel Jacobi, James Hook,
Nicholas Dingle

Automatic computing of oscillatory integrals, Hassan Majidian

A semi-linear delayed diffusion-wave system with distributed order in
time, A.S. Hendy, R.H. De Staelen, V.G. Pimenov

On the sensitivity of generators for the QR factorization of
quasiseparable matrices with total nonpositivity, Rong Huang

Polyak's gradient method for split feasibility problem constrained by
level sets, Fenghui Wang

Numerical algorithm for solving the Stokes' first problem for a heated
generalized second grade fluid with fractional derivative, Y. Chen,
Chang-Ming Chen

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