NA Digest, V. 18, # 24

NA Digest Monday, June 18, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 24

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From: Falk Hante
Date: June 11, 2018
Subject: TRR154-Award for Diploma and Master's in MSO 2018

Nominations are invited for the 2018 Diploma and Master's thesis award
of the SFB/Transregio 154 "Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and
Optimization using the Example of Gas Networks". Eligible for
submission are Master's and Diploma theses that have been completed at
a German or foreign university and that cover interdisciplinary work
on mathematical modeling, simulation and optimization with scientific
rigor. To be considered, the thesis has to be written in English or
German and has to be handed in between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018
at the respective university. A subject close to the topic of gas
transport is preferable, but not necessary.

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2018. The award ceremony takes
place during the international conference "Mathematics of Gas
Transport (MOG) - 2018" to be held October 10 and October 11, 2018 in
Berlin, Germany. On this occasion, the successful applicants are
expected to present their award winning theses at a poster. The award
is accompanied with 600 EUR in order to cover travel and accommodation
for the conference. The TRR154 will award up to two prizes. Apart from
scientific excellence appropriate representation of the applicant's
demographic will be a consideration.

For further details and instructions for submissions, see

From: Mehiddin Al-Baali
Date: June 18, 2018
Subject: New Book, Numerical Analysis and Optimization

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book "Numerical
Analysis and Optimization: NAOIV-2017" (Springer, Volume 235, June
2018), both in electronic and paper forms. Editors: Al-Baali,
Grandinetti, and Purnama, ISBN 978-3-319-90026-1.

Abstract. This special edited book series of Springer Proceedings in
Mathematics and Statistics contains 13 keynote papers presented at the
Fourth International Conference on Numerical Analysis and
Optimization, held in January 2017, at Sultan Qaboos University,
Muscat, Oman. The conference highlights novel and advanced
applications of recent research in numerical analysis and
optimization. Each peer-reviewed chapter featured in this book reports
on developments in key fields, such as numerical optimization, linear
algebra, differential equations, optimal control, approximation
theory, programming models, and challenging applications in the field
of numerical analysis/applied mathematics that frequently arise in
science, engineering, statistics, econometrics, finance, medicine,
industry, etc. Any graduate student or researcher wishing to know the
latest research in the field will be interested in this book.

This book is dedicated to the late Professors Mike Powell and Roger
Fletcher, who were the pioneers and leading figures in the mathematics
of nonlinear optimization.

Further information can be found in the website:

From: Paola Lamberti
Date: June 12, 2018
Subject: Numerical Mathematics and its Applications, Italy, Sep 2018

The International Workshop on Numerical Mathematics and its
Applications (NuMA 2018) will take place in Torino (Italy) on
September 19 - 21, 2018. The workshop will focus on subjects related
to Numerical Mathematics and its Applications, as Approximation
Theory, Splines/NURBS, Differential and Integral Equations, Curve and
Surface Design, Isogeometric Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra. The
Invited Speakers are:
- Domingo Barrera, University of Granada (Spain).
- Chong-Jun Li, Dalian University of Technology (China).
- Carla Manni, University of Roma "Tor Vergata" (Italy).
- Giovanni Monegato, Politecnico of Torino (Italy).

The workshop is in honour of Prof. Catterina Dagnino on the occasion
of her retirement. All people interested to attend the workshop should
register online at the page by July 10,
2018. The registration at the conference is free of charge, but it is
requested for organizing reasons. Partecipants interested to give a
talk are kindly requested to submit an abstract by June 25, 2018,
using the template available at the page Notification
of acceptance will be communicated by July 01, 2018. We are very
pleased to inform you that the Proceedings of the workshop will be
published on a special issue of the journal Rendiconti del Seminario
Matematico dell'Universita e del Politecnico di Torino

For further information, please visit the conference website:

From: Kees Vuik
Date: June 12, 2018
Subject: Mathematics Applied in Transport and Traffic Systems, The Netherlands, Oct 2018

From 17-19 October 2018 the Mathematics Applied in Transport and
Traffic Systems 2018 conference will be held in the historic city of
Delft, The Netherlands. This event follows up on earlier workshops on
the mathematical foundations of traffic modelling and is hosted by
Delft University of Technology's Transport & Planning and Numerical
Analysis groups.

The aim of this workshop is to stimulate interaction between
mathematicians and traffic modelling researchers to exchange ideas and
initiate synergetic cooperations. As such, we invite contributions
from both communities on the development of models of transport and
traffic systems.

MATTS 2018 covers a wide spectrum ranging from applications to
fundamental aspects of mathematical modelling of traffic systems,
including: Dynamic systems; Traffic flow theory; Network fundamental
diagrams; Macroscopic modelling of pedestrians; Hyperbolic
conservation laws; Network modelling; Stochastic models; Computational
methods; Modelling environmental impacts; Automated vehicles; and
Coupling of dynamics at vehicle and road scale.

The conference will include contributed talks and (confirmed) keynote
lectures from: Michel Bierlaire (EPFL), Axel Klar (Technical
University of Kaiserslautern), Ludovic Leclercq (Univ. Lyon), Carolina
Osorio (MIT), Alexandros Sopasakis, University of Lund.

Additionally, a special issue of Transportmetrica A will be dedicated
to selected papers from the conference.

For more information we refer to the conference website:

From: Sanjukta Bhowmick
Date: June 11, 2018
Subject: Doctoral Showcase, Supercomputing, USA, Nov 2018

We invite submissions for the Doctoral Showcase program for
Supercomputing 2018. Unlike papers and poster presentations, a
Doctoral Showcase poster (called a thesis canvas) highlights the
entire contents of a dissertation, including previously published
results, to allow for a broad perspective of the work. The Doctoral
Showcase provides a unique opportunity for students nearing completion
of their PhD to present a summary of their dissertation research in
the form of talks and posters, and network with prospective employers.

Please see
for details on submissions.

Submissions Close

July 31, 2018

Notifications Sent
August 31, 2018

From: Aretha Teckentrup
Date: June 13, 2018
Subject: SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting, UK, Jan 2019

The 2019 annual meeting of the SIAM United Kingdom and Republic of
Ireland section will take place on Friday January 11th 2019, at the
University of Oxford.

More information will be added in due course to the section website:

From: Michele Ruggeri
Date: June 11, 2018
Subject: Reliable Methods of Mathematical Modeling 9, Austria, Sep 2019

The biennial RMMM conferences bring together scientists developing
reliable methods for mathematical modeling. The topics of the
conference include applied and numerical analysis, methods for the
control of modeling and numerical errors, algorithmic aspects,
challenging applications, and novel discretization methods for the
numerical approximation of PDEs.

The 9th edition of the conference will take place on September 9-13,
2019, in Vienna.

Conference homepage with list of confirmed speakers:

From: Prof Phil Hall
Date: June 13, 2018
Subject: Several Positions, Applied Mathematics, Monash Univ, Australia

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University invites
applications for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor in
Applied Mathematics. (Please note that this ad has been resubmitted
due to technical difficulties on the Monash website).

Candidates will be expected to have outstanding research records and
help our drive for excellence across the School. The two areas of
specific interest for this position are Mathematical Biology and
Computational Mathematics. All areas of Mathematical Biology and
Medicine will be considered, including research that involves
collaborations with biologists or medical researchers. Research areas
in Computational Mathematics that are of specific interest include
numerical PDEs, numerical linear algebra, uncertainty quantification,
high performance computing, computational fluid dynamics,
computational biology, optimisation, optimal control, and operations
research. We are interested in outstanding researchers who apply
Computational Mathematics techniques to problems in science,
engineering, biology and technology. Exceptional candidates in other
areas of Applied Mathematics will also be considered. To be considered
you will have a PhD in mathematics or a related area, proven ability
to perform independent research, and a strong commitment to teaching
and the supervision of research students. This role is a full-time
position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Applications must be made directly to Monash and must address the
selection criteria outlined in the position description:

Confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made to

Closing date for Associate Professor / Professor position: 8 July 2018
Closing date for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions: 22 July 2018

From: Sylvain Vallaghe
Date: June 13, 2018
Subject: Marie Curie Fellow Positions, Large-scale Structural Simulations, Akselos

The company Akselos (Lausanne, Switzerland) is interested in hosting
Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellows under the Society & Enterprise Panel.

Possible topics of research include (but not restricted to):
- Structural non-linear analysis (plasticity, large deformations,
contact), especially with structural elements (beams and shells)
- Composite modeling
- Sensor data assimilation in the context of structural analysis
(accelerometers, strain gauges)
- Machine learning applied to failure detection

The MSCA Society & Enterprise Panel is dedicated to career
opportunities for researchers seeking to work on research and
innovation projects in an organisation from the non-academic
sector. It has a separate budget from standard MSCA academic
fellowships, and the success rates for applicants is double compared
to academic fellowships (30% instead of 15% on average). Criteria for
- At the date of the call deadline, the applicant should hold a PhD or
have at least 4 years of research experience.
- The applicant cannot have resided more than three years in
Switzerland in the five years immediately before the call deadline.

Deadline for application is Sept 12, 2018 and in case of success,
the starting date is March 2019 at the earliest.

Send a resume and cover letter to
More information on MSCA fellowships:

From: Adrin Gharakhani
Date: June 12, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, CFD, Applied Scientific Research

Applied Scientific Research is developing a new open-source CFD
software based on high-order compact discretization
methods. Applicants with a can-do attitude and the following must-have
minimum qualifications are invited to submit the pdf of their
CV/resume, and preferably a copy of their best relevant research work,
to Dr. Adrin Gharakhani (adrin@Applied- for immediate
- PhD/ScD in CFD, Applied Math and/or Sciences, with thesis emphasis
on advanced computational methods and algorithm development.
- Proven, hands-on experience with mathematical formulation, algorithm
development, and software implementation of modern compact
high-order methods, such as Discontinuous Galerkin, Spectral
Difference, or Spectral Volume methods, preferably in 3-D.
- Eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.

This is a two-year Post-Doc assignment in industry, with the option to
extend to a regular position in research and development depending on
the applicant's performance. Experience with C/C++ and CUDA
programming is desired but not necessary.

Applied Scientific Research is a small company located in Southern
California, committed to creativity and excellence in scientific
research for 20 years. We offer a competitive benefits package and
provide an environment that highly values and strongly encourages
initiative and independent research by all team members.

From: Laura Grigori
Date: June 15, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Tensor Computations, Inria Paris, France

We are inviting applications for one postdoctoral position that is
opened in our group Alpines at Inria and Sorbonne University, in
Paris, France for one year with potentially extension to two years.
The successfull candidate will conduct research on tensor computations
with a focus on tensor decompositions and associated kernels. The goal
is to develop communication avoiding techniques for those operations
that are able to significantly reduce communication and are suitable
for future and emerging large scale computers. The algorithms
developed will be validated on applications from scientific computing
and action recognition in video streams.

The candidate should have a PhD in applied mathematics or computer
science and expertise in numerical linear algebra and/or high
performance computing. Expertise in tensor computations is a plus.

To apply, please send your CV to and two
reference letters, which should be sent directly by the recommenders.
For full consideration, the applications should be received on or
before July 10h 2018. The position is open until filled. The
preferred start date is around October 2018.

From: Isabel Narra Figueiredo
Date: June 12, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Coimbra, Portugal

Postdoctoral position in computational mathematics (focusing on image
processing and analysis, visualization, numerical analysis,
optimization, inverse problems in imaging, partial differential
equations - with applications in medicine) in the framework of the
interdisciplinary research project "Multi-Cam Capsule Endoscopy
Imagery: 3d Capsule Location and Detection of Abnormalities", with
reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028960, of FCT - Portuguese national
funding agency for science, research and technology.

Location : Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra,

Duration : 1 year (possible extension - extra 2 years).

Starting date : October 2018.

Applications : June 26 - August 06, 2018.

Detailed information :

Official announcement :

From: Martin Schmidt
Date: June 13, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Mathematical Optimization

Two postdoc positions available in mathematical optimization at the
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU), Erlangen,
Germany with a focus on energy system optimization. The optimization
group at FAU has more than twenty-five years of experience in modeling
and solving complex and very large-scale planning and decision
problems from logistics, energy, production, engineering, and the
natural sciences, see Their key
expertise is in developing and applying models and algorithms, which
yield proven optimal solutions to optimization problems. This involves
techniques like linear, nonlinear, and integer programming, robust
optimization, graph algorithms, polyhedral combinatorics, and the
like. Furthermore, design of efficient heuristics and exact algorithms
together with effective implementations is key expertise. The chair
EDOM - Economics, Discrete Optimization, Mathematics (Chair
Wirtschaftsmathematik) consists of 20+ PhD students and Postdocs, and
is headed by Frauke Liers, Alexander Martin, Lars Schewe, and Martin
Schmidt. The group participates in many projects funded by the German
Science Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Education and
Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
(BMWi), as well as by the industry.

The positions are for a period of at least one year with a longer term
perspective and may start as soon as July 2018. It is expected that
during their career, candidates have gained expertise in one or more
of the following areas:
- mixed-integer linear and nonlinear optimization
- optimization under uncertainty, especially robust optimization
- modeling and optimization of energy systems

You should be interested in developing and implementing optimization
algorithms. You should also like to work in interdisciplinary teams
with real-world data.

Please send applications (including cover letter, CV, list of
publications, and samples of recent research) to .
Informal inquiries can be directed at .

From: Lars Schewe
Date: June 11, 2018
Subject: PhD Positions, Applied Mathematics

The consortium of the Transregio-CRC 154 is seeking highly motivated
and qualified students that are looking for obtaining a PhD degree in
applied mathematics. Once recruited, you will perform research in a
highly relevant research area in applied mathematics that is centered
around the 'turnaround in energy policy', in particular in the context
of gas networks. The main aim of the Transregio-CRC is to provide
certified novel answers to mathematical challenges arising in this
context, based on mathematical modeling, simulation, and optimization.
In order to achieve these goals new paradigms in the integration of
these disciplines and, in particular, in the interplay between integer
and nonlinear programming in the context of stochastic data have to be
established and brought to bear.

The TRR154 is financed by the German Science Foundation, the second
funding phase lasts from July 1st, 2018, until June 30th, 2022.

For more details about the position, please consult the web page

For general information on the TRR, we refer to

From: Jochen Sch├╝tz
Date: June 13, 2018
Subject: PhD Postion, CFD for Biology, Belgium

The Faculty of Sciences, capacity group Mathematics and statistics,
research group Computational mathematics of Hasselt University seeks a
(m/f) PhD student Computational fluid dynamics in Ecotrons.

Job content: The present work is on mathematical models and their
numerical implementation related to flow from soil to the atmosphere
and vice versa, thereby passing a layer of vegetation. The research
will be carried out in the Compuational Mathematics (CMAT) group at
UHasselt, (, in close collaboration with the
Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK, In
particular, the necessary calibration and validation of the
mathematical models is done via supporting experiments at the Ecotron
Hasselt University research infrastructure in Maasmechelen.

More information on

- You obtained a MSc in mathematics or computational engineering
science (or equivalent)
- Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
- You have preferably knowledge on numerical methods for partial
differential equations.
- An additional education in biology is an advantage, but not
- You are interested in doing research in applied mathematics, in
particular the mathematical modelling and numerical simulations of
biological processes.
- You are cooperative and can work well in teams, also in
collaboration with partners from biology.
- You have good knowledge of the English language and you communicate
fluently, both written and orally.

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