NA Digest, V. 18, # 16

NA Digest Sunday, April 22, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 16

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From: Jose E. Castillo
Date: April 18, 2018
Subject: Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, 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 Americas.

From: Ronald Haynes
Date: April 20, 2018
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods (DD25), Canada, Jul 2018

The 25th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
(DD25) will be held at Memorial University, in St. John's,
Newfoundland, Canada from July 23 to 27, 2018. The meeting will
discuss the latest results on domain decomposition methods, linear and
nonlinear solvers for PDEs etc. The conference will be proceeded by a
one day short course suitable for beginning graduate students, on
Sunday July 22, 2018. An opening reception will be held that evening
for all participants.

The registration system for the meeting is now open, participants can
now register at the url We would like to
remind everyone of the April 30, 2018 early registration deadline
after which registration fees will increase.

We are pleased to announce a poster session (and poster prize) during
the DD25 meeting. Please send an email to with your name,
institution, poster title and abstract, if you are interested in
presenting a poster. The poster session deadline has been extended to
May 15, 2018.

Information about accommodation choices, banquet and excursion is now
available on the conference website.

For more information, visit the conference website,, or email

From: Tan Bui-Thanh
Date: April 17, 2018
Subject: Hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin Methods, USA, Jul 2018

An Introduction to the high-order upwind Hybridized discontinuous
Galerkin methods for partial differential equations
Instructor: Tan Bui-Thanh, ICES, University of Texas at Austin

In this short course, we present a systematic and constructive
derivation of hybridized discontinuous Galerkin (HDG) methods using an
upwind framework. The key behind our construction is the Godunov
method and the Rankine-Hugoniot condition. We will show in details the
construction of an upwind HDG framework and its application to
constructively derive HDG methods for a large class of partial
differential equations (PDEs) including elliptic, parabolic,
hyperbolic, and mixed-types PDEs. The participants will learn how to
apply this framework to derive HDG methods for
convection-diffusion-reactions equations (and its subsets), Maxwell
equations, and linearized shallow water equation. The well-posedness
of the HDG framework will be discussed and the well-posedness analysis
of the HDG formulation for the convection-diffusion-reaction will be
carried out in details. The participants will learn a step-by-step
convergence analysis of the HDG method for the linearized shallow
water equations. We will discuss the extension to nonlinear systems
and active research topics.

At the end of the short course, participants will, without wary, be
able to construct HDG methods for their applications of interest. They
will learn how HDG is implemented in practice and accompanied HDG
Matlab codes will be provided at end of the short course.

Outline of the course: 1) Introduction to the Discontinuous Galerkin
method for hyperbolic PDEs; 2) Derivation of the upwind HDG framework
for hyperbolic PDEs; 3) Application of the upwind HDG framework to
convection-diffusion- reaction equations; 4) Application of the upwind
HDG framework to Maxwell equations; 5) Application of the upwind HDG
framework to linearized shallow water equations; 6) Well-posedness of
the HDG framework and its application to the
convection-diffusion-reaction equations; 7) A convergence analysis for
the upwind HDG method for the linearized shallow equations; 8)
Extension of the HDG framework to nonlinear PDEs and active research
topics; 9) Implementation aspects and the details of Matlab codes for
convection- diffusion-reaction equations.

From: Laurent Plagne
Date: April 21, 2018
Subject: Julia Summer School, France, Jul 2018

The CEA-EDF-INRIA summer school:

"An introduction to machine learning and high performance with Julia"
will take place from 2 to 6 July 2018 at UPMC in Paris.

Alan Edelman (MIT/Julia Computing)
Jane Herriman (Caltech/Julia Computing)
Andreas Noack (Julia Computing).

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

To apply for the school and for any further information please visit
the school's website:

From: RICAM Office
Date: April 19, 2018
Subject: Professorship Position, Mathematical Methods, Medicine & Life Sciences, Austria

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Kepler
University Linz invites applications for a position as a Professor for
Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences to begin
immediately. The appointment will be in accordance with Section 98 of
the Universities Act. An evaluation will follow after a four-year
period. The successful candidate will be expected to lead and manage
the Institute of Knowledge-based Mathematical Systems. The successful
candidate is expected to focus on a research topic in a current field
of mathematical methods in medicine and life sciences taking
mathematical modeling, analysis, and the simulation of problems in
medicine and life sciences into account. Desired, but not required, is
experience in cooperation with scientists in the field of life
sciences and/or physicians. Furthermore, the successful candidate
will take part in at least one field of excellence in mathematics and
areas of development at the JKU as well as work together with the
"Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
(RICAM)". RICAM currently intends to create a working group on the
development and analysis of mathematical methods for solving problems
in medicine and life sciences. RICAM also internds to offer the group
leader position to the successful candidate. The successful candidate
will be expected to contribute to research and teaching in
collaboration with Faculty of Medicine at the JKU.

Participation in teaching in all degree programs in Mathematics
(Bachelor's/Master's/Doctorate and teacher education studies) in
German and English in all areas of Applied Mathematics as well as
participation in service courses is required. Non-German speaking
applicants may hold courses in English during the first two years.
The successful candidate will be expected to independently fulfill
administrative duties. Requirements for the position include having a
doctorate degree and post-doctorate degree (venia docendi) or a
comparable (internationally recognized) post-doctorate degree in
mathematics. The Johannes Kepler University Linz wishes to increase
the proportion of female faculty and, for this reason, especially
welcomes applications from women. If applicants are equally qualified,
women will be given preference for this assignment. The university
welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical
disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to
electronically send a complete application (including an application
form and current CV) in adherence to the stated criteria in the job
profile (please see, together with the
requested documentation to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler
University Linz ( by May 30, 2018. If documents
cannot be sent electronically, they are to be sent in quintuplet copy
(in the original) and should arrive at the Rector's office no later
than one week after the end of the application deadline.

From: Mario Bebendorf
Date: April 16, 2018
Subject: Professorship Position, Numerical Methods for PDEs, Univ of Bayreuth, Bavaria

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with
internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research
and teaching. The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a
Professor of numerical methods for partial differential equations (pay
grade: W2) to commence 1 October 2018. This permanent civil service
position is offered with the possibility of being promoted to a W3
professor upon a successful performance review of research and
teaching in accordance with the Bayreuth-Track Personnel Development
Model for professors at the University of Bayreuth. The successful
candidate is an internationally recognised expert in the fields of
numerical methods for partial differential equations and scientific
computing. A relation to uncertainty quantification and/or multiscale
problems is of particular interest. Candidates for the advertised
position should have experience in the acquisition of third party
funding and the willingness to co-operate with the existing numerical
analysis groups, in particular in view of joint grant proposals. The
incumbent will be expected to teach in the mathematics degree
programmes, in particular in the international elite course Scientific
Computing. Furthermore, an adequate contribution to the mathematical
education of engineers is assumed.

Requirements for this position (in accordance with Article 7 and
Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, a doctoral
degree, proven excellence in teaching and a post-doctoral
qualification to teach at a professiorial level
(Habilitation). Alternatively, evidence of equivalent scholarly
achievement, for example as a junior professor or in a non- university
environment, will also be considered. The ability to teach in English
is expected. The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the
proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance
with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly
welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely
disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth
strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For
this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching
profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to
apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of
Bayreuth has been certified as a "family-friendly university" and
offers "dual career support" for career-oriented partners of highly
qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the
German Rectors' Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the
University of Bayreuth's commitment to internationalization. Please
send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your
education and academic career, a list of publications, a list of
courses taught, your certificates, and a description of your research)
to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science,
University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany by 4 May
2018. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and
if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in
accordance with Data Protection Law. Please also submit an identical
copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to

From: Magdalena Thöne
Date: April 18, 2018
Subject: Professorship Position, Probability, TU Dortmund Univ, Germany

The Faculty of Mathematics at TU Dortmund University is seeking to
fill the position of a Professor (W1) with W2 "Tenure-Track" in
"Probability" starting as soon as possible. The Professor should
represent "Probability" in research and teaching.

TU Dortmund University is seeking a scientist holding an excellent PhD
and having a national and international reputation with independently
realized research projects and with peer-reviewed publications in the
field of high-dimensional probability, e.g. in one of the fields limit
theorems, random matrices, random fields, Markov Chain Monte Carlo
methods, stochastic analysis. Connections to analysis, numerics and/or
optimization are welcome.

The research interests of the applicants should be complementary to
the research activities of the Faculty of Mathematics. The applicants
should contribute to interdisciplinary collaborative research
projects, e.g. in the Research Training Group 2131 "High-dimensional
Phenomena in Probability - Fluctuations and Discontinuity" within and
outside the faculty as well as TU Dortmund University. A convincing
research statement outlining the applicants research perspectives is
required. First experience in the acquisition of third-party funding
is an asset. An adequate contribution to the faculty's teaching
curriculum is expected. The present Faculty's study programmes
include Mathematics, Technomathematics, Mathematics and Economics as
well as Mathematics for teaching at schools.

For detailed information, please visit:

From: Yousef Saad
Date: April 21, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Minnesota

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available to work on research
projects related to numerical linear algebra methods, with emphasis on
solution methods for large eigenvalue problems. The projects involve
the development of high performance algorithms, the analysis of these
algorithms, and their parallel implementation and use in practical

For detailed information and/or to apply online please visit: [Click on `External
Applicants'. Then search (keywords) for job 323477]

There is no deadline for applying - but the selection process will
begin two weeks after the posting of this announcement and the
position will remain open until it is filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and

From: Dirk Lorenz
Date: April 19, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Optimization in Inverse Problems and ML, TU Braunschweig

The group of Prof. Dirk Lorenz at the Institute of Analysis and
Algebra has an open PhD position for a Scientific Assistant (75% TV-L
EG 13). The position is available as soon as possible and is initially
limited to three years.

The scientific focus of the group includes optimization for inverse
problems and machine learning, and mathematical imaging. Besides
teaching and research, the position includes work in projects or
preperation of projects.

We offer
- a dynamic team and a creative research and work environment
- mentoring and career planning programs (offered by TU Braunschweig),
possibilities for personal qualification, language courses and the
possibility to participate in international conferences
- flexible work hours and a family friendly work environment.

We are looking for candidates with
- a degree (Masters or Diploma) in mathematics above average,
- a focus on optimization and/or numerical mathematics and
applications, e.g. imaging or machine learning
- programming skills in MATLAB, Julia and/or Python
- good knowledge of German and/or English
- capacity for teamwork, independent work, high level of motivation
and organizational talent

Equally qualified severely challenged persons will be given
preference. The TU Braunschweig especially encourages women to apply
for the position. Please send your application including CV, copies of
certificates and letters of recommendation (if any) in electronic form
via e-mail to Dirk Lorenz.

Application deadline: 30.06.2018

From: Roderick Melnik
Date: April 20, 2018
Subject: PhD Positions, Mathematical & Statistical Modeling, Canada

We invite applications for several PhD positions in Mathematical and
Statistical Modelling, starting Sep 2018.

The positions are based in Waterloo, one of the fastest growing
communities in Canada, a short driving distance from Toronto, the
largest city in Canada. You will join a core group of highly active
participating faculty with national and international reputation in a
diverse set of cross-disciplinary research areas unified by the field
of mathematical and statistical modelling. The PhD program is
interdisciplinary with the distribution of participating faculty in
both math and non-math departments, at approximately 50-50. In most
cases, a student in this program, working on a specific
application-oriented project will have two co-supervisors, one with
expertise in mathematical and statistical sciences and the other with
specialized expertise in the project-specific domain application
involving modelling. The application domains for all proposed PhD
projects draw on the strengths of the Laurier Department of
Mathematics, the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Mathematical
and Statistical Modelling in Scientific Discovery, Innovation and
Sustainability (MS2Discovery), and stakeholders in the Lazaridis
School of Business and Economics, Faculties of Science and Arts.

We seek outstanding candidates who will develop expertise in using the
tools of mathematical and statistical modelling, contribute in
creative and innovative ways to solving complex interdisciplinary
problems, carry out independent research, and learn to communicate
effectively with researchers in other disciplines. Prospective
students are encouraged to look into the program-affiliated faculty
members and their work, and discuss areas of interest with potential
supervisors to find or propose interdisciplinary PhD projects within
this program. Admission of international students to this PhD program
is extremely competitive. They will have contacted a faculty member
willing to supervise them, if they are admitted, and confirming
funding. Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are found
qualified are to be offered the position before it can be offered to a
foreign candidate.

We encourage interested applicants to apply now by visiting our
Ongoing review will continue until all available positions are filled.

From: Stig Larsson
Date: April 19, 2018
Subject: PhD Positions, Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of
Technology and University of Gothenburg is recruiting four PhD
students in mathematics for artificial intelligence. Deadline for
applications: May 13, 2018.

From: Irena Lasiecka IL2V@VIRGINIA.EDU
Date: April 22, 2018
Subject: Contents, EECT Evolution Equations and Control Theory, 7 (1)

New Issue of Evolution Equations and Control Theory (EECT) is now
published on line: Vol 7 Issue 1, March 2018.

Here is the link:

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