NA Digest, V. 18, # 37

NA Digest Sunday, September 16, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 37

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Benedict Leimkuhler
Date: September 10, 2018
Subject: 2019 IMA Leslie Fox Prize Competition

The IMA Leslie Fox Prize is the pre-eminent prize for young
researchers in the field of numerical analysis. The prize is awarded
biennially. Entries for the 19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize competition
must be submitted by January 31, 2019. Any person who is less than 31
years old on January 1st, 2019 and has not already won a first prize
is eligible. Appropriate career breaks for applicants over the age of
31 may be taken into account.

The entries will be considered by an adjudicating committee comprising
Ben Leimkuhler (University of Edinburgh, Chair), Des Higham
(University of Strathclyde), and Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb (University
of Cambridge).

For the 2019 competition, the prize entries will be uploaded via the
web using a system that differs from that used in previous years. The
submission is a two-step process. All candidates must first register
(as early as possible, but with a strict deadline of Jan. 31, 2019,
15:00 GMT) using the form linked from the Fox Prize website, after
which they will be supplied with a link that can be used to upload
their paper (deadline for submission: Jan. 31, 2019, 23:59 GMT).

For more details on the prize, its history, and the 2019 call, please
visit the website at

From: Uri Ascher
Date: September 13, 2018
Subject: PNWNAS Saturday, USA, Oct 2018

The next one-day meeting of the Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis
Seminar (PNWNAS) will take place at the University of British
Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, on October 13, 2018. The PNWNAS brings
together people interested in scientific computing, numerical
analysis, and computational mathematics from academia, government
research labs and industry from around the Pacific Northwest region
and beyond. PNWNAS has been held annually since 1987 at different
locations in the region.

Confirmed speakers are:
Ron Estrin
Jay Gopalakrishnan
Eldad Haber
Danny Kaufman
Sherry Li
Michael Overton
Steve Ruuth
Andy Wan

Please see our web site for
the program, registration details, and information regarding travel
and limited student support.

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Pacific Institute for the
Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Society of Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM).

From: Ivan Graham
Date: September 13, 2018
Subject: SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Annual Meeting, UK, Jan 2019

SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Section
Annual Meeting 2019

Registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Meeting of the SIAM UKIE
Section which will take place on Friday 11th of January 2019 at the
Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.

The meeting will feature five invited speakers covering a broad range
of industrial and applied mathematics:
- Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Incoming SIAM President
- Des Higham, Strathclyde University
- Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb, University of Cambridge
- Kirk Soodhalter, Trinity College Dublin
- Konstantinos Zygalakis, University of Edinburgh

There will also be a poster session for PhD students and postdocs and
Best Poster prizes will be awarded.

Travel support will be available for PhD students with an accepted
poster presentation,

For further details of the meeting and registration page see:

From: Sheila Shull
Date: September 14, 2018
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, California Institute of Technology

The Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Department at the
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for
a tenure-track faculty position in the fundamental mathematics and
theory that underpins application domains within the CMS Department,
within the Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS) Division, or within
the Institute as a whole. Areas of interest include (but are not
limited to) algorithms, data assimilation and inverse problems,
dynamical systems and control, geometry, machine learning, mathematics
of data science, networks and graphs, numerical linear algebra,
optimization, partial differential equations, probability, scientific
computing, statistics, stochastic modeling, and uncertainty

CMS is a unique environment where research in applied and
computational mathematics, computer science, and control and dynamical
systems is conducted in a collegial atmosphere; application focii
include distributed systems, economics, graphics, neuroscience,
quantum computing, and robotics and autonomous systems. The CMS
Department is part of the broader EAS Division comprising researchers
working in, and at intersections between, the fields of aerospace,
civil, electrical, mechanical, and medical engineering, as well as in
environmental science and engineering, and in materials science and
applied physics. The Institute as a whole represents the full range of
research in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and the social

A commitment to world-class research, as well as high-quality teaching
and mentoring, is expected. The initial appointment at the assistant
professor level is for four years, and is contingent upon the
completion of a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, computer science,
statistics or in a related field in engineering or the sciences.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 7, 2018, and
applicants are encouraged to have all their application materials,
including letters of recommendation, on file by this date. For a list
of documents required, and full instructions on how to apply online,
please visit .Questions
about the application process may be directed to

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

From: Michael Eiermann eiermann@math.tu-freiberg
Date: September 11, 2018
Subject: Tenure-Track Positions, Applied Mathematics, TU Freiberg

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical
University Bergakademie Freiberg invites applications for a

Tenure-Track-Professorship for Applied Mathematics (W1-Tenure-Track
Leading to a W2).

The department wants to strengthen the research area of optimal
control of stochastic partial differential equations. Applicants
should have an excellent research record in one of the following
areas: Theory and numerical analysis of optimal control, numerical
analysis of partial differential equations, uncertainty quantification.
Great importance is attached to a close collaboration with the
Institutes of Applied Analysis, of Numerical Analysis and Optimization
and of Stochastics as well as to an interdisciplinary cooperation with
members of the natural science and applied science departments.

Teaching obligations include courses for students in mathematics and
other curricula of the university. The ability to teach in English and
German is required. The professorship is funded by the Federal
Ministry of Education and research thereby introducing a new career
opportunity for young researchers. Applicants are expected to have
changed university after graduation or to have worked scientifically
outside the TU Bergakademie Freiberg for at last two years.

Initially, the position will be assigned as a W1-professorship for
three years which after a successful evaluation will be prolongated
for another three years. In the second phase of the W1-professorship a
tenure-track evaluation will be conducted in order to determine
whether requirements for a permanent W2-professorship have been met.

Further details concerning this position are described at

From: Kui Ren
Date: September 09, 2018
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, Applied Mathematics, Columbia Univ

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM) at
Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a
limited term Assistant Professor Faculty position in the area of
applied and computational mathematics. The position begins July 1,
2019 for a term of 2 years. Salary is competitive and teaching is
relatively light. Basic responsibilities focus on teaching, research
and service. A recent PhD and excellent promise in research are
required. A broad array of research groups is active in the
department, with current research encompassing applied and
computational mathematics, and their application to many areas of
biology, data and image processing, earth and environmental sciences,
materials, and physics. There is a strong cohort of activities on
applied and computational mathematics within the Fu Foundation School
of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the affiliated Institute of
Data Science and Engineering. The Applied Mathematics program also has
extensive and long- standing collaborations in many areas of earth,
atmospheric and climate science with the Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Science. The
Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can
contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should apply on-line at the following URL:

They should submit electronically the following: a current vita
including a list of publications, a one-page research statement with a
brief description of their current research work and future research
interests, and two letters of recommendation. The search will close no
sooner than November 1, 2018 and will remain open until the position
is filled. Applicants are encouraged to consult for more information about the
department. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. Columbia University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

From: Jian Lu
Date: September 16, 2018
Subject: Special Researcher Positions, Machine Learning, Imaging, Shenzhen Univ

Special Researcher Positions in Shenzhen University, China
Location: Shenzhen, China
Job Type: Full-Time
Duration: 2--4 years
Number of Position: 2 Positions
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Description: We are looking for Special Researchers/Associate
Researchers in Computer Science, Applied and Computational Mathematics
and related discipline with extensive experience in the following
1. Machine Learning (deep learning)
2. Signal and Image Processing/Analysis
3. Computer vision
4. Optimization, etc.

- Prof. Jian Lu (Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Advanced Machine Learning
and Applications)
- Prof. Lixin Shen (Syracuse University, USA)
- Prof. Charles K. Chui (Editor-in-Chief, Applied and Computational
Harmonic Analysis (ACHA), Elsevier.)

The salary is based on the evaluation of the Scientific curriculum
vitea, ranging from 300,000 RMB to 500,000 RMB per year. Those who
are interested please send their C.V. to Prof. Dr. Jian Lu, e-mail:;

From: Sebastian Schwarzacher
Date: September 11, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerics and Analysis for PDE, Charles Univ

Job advertisement: The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the
Charles University, Prague opens two Postdoc positions within the
Primus Research Programme: "The interaction of fluids and solids" lead
by Sebastian Schwarzacher and Barbora Benesova.

Project description: Fluid solid interaction happens in many everyday
instances. For example in the trachea where the air-flow inside the
windpipe interacts with the cartilage surrounding it. The project
aims to systematically develop an analysis for the related theory of
partial differential equations. The scientific challenge is
sub-summarized in the free interface between the solid and the
fluid-the variable domain. Our objective is to advance the available
mathematical theory in fluid-structure interaction towards the
realistic case where both fluid and solid part are three-dimensional

Job description: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in
the analysis for non-linear PDEs. He is expected to strengthen the
team and, in particular, to apply/develop analysis or numerics to
fluid-structure problems studied within the project. Both positions
are for 2 years with the possible extension by another year. The start
of the position is earliest in January 2019 and latest in Mai
2019. The successful candidate will be hired by the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics and receive a salary of 54000 CZK (around 2100
e) per month.

In case of interest please send your application until 16.11.2018 by
email to The application should be a
single PDF file and include a CV, a research statement and the copy of
the PhD diploma or if not available the master diploma. Two letters of
recommendation should be sent separately to the e-mail address given

Contact: Sebastian Schwarzacher, Department of Mathematical
Analysis, Fakulty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University,
Sokolovska 83, 186 75 Prague

From: Jeffrey Larson
Date: September 11, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Stochastic Optimization and Active Learning, Argonne

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National
Laboratory seeks a well-prepared postdoctoral appointee to develop,
analyze, and implement methods at the intersection of optimization,
probability/statistics, active learning, and quantum computing. This
opening is available immediately, but there is flexibility in start

Please apply at

From: Ivan Graham
Date: September 12, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Univ of Bath, UK

University of Bath
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Associate (3 years), Fast solvers for frequency
domain wave scattering problems and applications, funded by the UK
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Applications are invited for this position, which is concerned with
the formulation, analysis, implementation and applications of fast
solvers for partial differential equations arising in acoustic,
electromagnetic and elastic wave problems, modelled in the frequency
domain. It will be particularly concerned with parallel domain
decomposition methods for solving the large ill-conditioned linear
systems that arise from typical applications, especially in seismic
inversion and in electromagnetics.

This appointment is part of a collaboration with University of
Strathclyde (Glasgow) and the EPSRC funding provides for the
appointment of two linked PDRAs, one at Bath and one with our partners
in Glasgow. The investigators are Ivan Graham, Euan Spence and Silvia
Gazzola at Bath and Victorita Dolean at Strathclyde.

The post has a start date of 1 January 2019 for a 3-year period.
Should candidates wish to have an earlier or later start date this can
be considered.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for both this position:
and the position at Strathclyde:

An overview of the project is given at

Closing date for applications: 12th October 2018.

From: Alexander Prechtel
Date: September 14, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Computational Engineering/Applied Math, FAU Erlangen

Within the DFG Priority Program PP 2089 "Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal
Organisation - a Key to Rhizosphere Functions" we have an open
position in the section "Modelling and Simulation" at the Department
of Mathematics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University
Erlangen-Nurnberg. We are offering a PhD Postition in the field of
Reactive Transport and Structure Formation in Porous Media for three
years starting as soon as possible. Remuneration is according to the
salary rules of the public sector in Germany (TV-L E13), working time
is 75%. The interdisciplinary project deals with modelling and
simulation of multiscale processes for structure formation in the
rhizosphere, which is the region of the soil influenced by plant
roots. We use models on the basis of cellular automata and coupled
partial differential equations. Further information can be given by
the principal investigators Dr. Raphael Schulz and Dr. Alexander
Prechtel, for information on the priority program see also .

Required is an above-average master's degree in mathematics,
computational engineering or a related discipline. We suppose you have
knowledge in mathematical modelling, numerical methods for PDEs, and
experience with programming and implementation of algorithms. In
particular the interest for solving applied problems in a highly
interdisciplinary cooperation with, e.g., soil physicists, chemists,
or plant physiologists, is necessary. The candidate should attend
regular project meetings in Germany and international scientific

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, a listing of your
grades, and contact details of a reference, if possible) until
September 30, 2018, electronically to

From: Ana Luisa Custodio
Date: September 10, 2018
Subject: MSc Position, Multiobjective Derivative-free Optim, Univ Nova de Lisboa

One MSc fellowship is opened at Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia of
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, under the scope of the project
BoostDFO: Improving the performance and moving to newer dimensions in
Derivative-Free Optimization (PTDC/MAT-APL/28400/2017).

We are looking for a talented student, which will be integrated in a
research team, developing robust and efficient algorithms for
Multiobjective Derivative-free Optimization.

Applicants must hold an MSc in Mathematics and have applied or commit
to apply in 2018/19 for a PhD program at the Department of Mathematics
of Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa,

More information regarding the application can be found at:

The application deadline is 15th October 2018.

For more information, please contact the PI project, Ana Luisa
Custodio (

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