NA Digest, V. 18, # 41

NA Digest Monday, October 15, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 41

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Steven Lee
Date: October 12, 2018
Subject: Request for Information, National AI Strategic Plan, Due Oct 26, 2018

"Through this RFI, NITRD NCO seeks input from the public, including
those directly performing Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and
development (R&D) and directly affected by such R&D, on whether the
strategic plan should be revised and, if so, the ways in which it may
be improved."

Federal Register Link to RFI:

The 2016 National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development
Strategic Plan report:

Past public responses (161) to the RFI on the Future of Artificial
Intelligence - September 1, 2016:

FedScoop Article on Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and

From: Lena Scholz
Date: October 11, 2018
Subject: Information-Based Complexity, Austria, Oct 2018

The field of information-based complexity deals with the analysis of
the information complexity for multivariate problems. A crucial
question is, for instance, under which circumstances one can avoid a
curse of dimensionality. The Autumn School on the "Introduction to
Information-Based Complexity" gives an introduction to basic concepts
in information-based complexity, and illustrate some of the theory by
examples such as high-dimensional numerical integration or function

The school can be viewed as introduction to the workshop "Multivariate
Algorithms and Information-Based Complexity", which takes place at the
Johann Radon Institute (RICAM), Linz, Austria, on November 5-9, 2018.

Lectures will be given by Prof. Dr. Aicke Hinrichs (JKU, Linz) and PD
Dr. Peter Kritzer (RICAM, Linz).

The Autumn School is part of the training activities in the Innovative
Training Network ROMSOC ("Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and
Optimization of coupled System"e) funded by the European Union's
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The registration for
the school is free and the school is open for all interested PhD and
Master students.

Registration by email to
Registration Deadline (extended): October 20, 2018

Dates of Autumn School: 29 October - 2 November 2018, at the RICAM
in Linz (Austria).

From: Dominik Meidner
Date: October 12, 2018
Subject: Optimal Control and Inverse Problems, Germany, Mar 2019

Numerical Methods for Optimal Control and Inverse Problems (OCIP2019),
2019, March 11 - 13

This workshop is organized by Dominik Meidner, Michael Ulbrich,
Barbara Wohlmuth and Boris Vexler with support by the international
research training group IGDK Munich-Graz, see

The workshop will take place at Technical University of Munich (TUM,
Garching b. Munich, Germany). The former workshops in this series
(OCIP2011-2017) were with about 70 participants very successful.

The deadline of the abstract submission is January 13, 2019.

From: Ider Tseveendorj
Date: October 11, 2018
Subject: Optimization, Simulation and Control, Mongolia, Jun 2019

The 6th International Conference on Optimization, Simulation and
Control (ICOSC2019) will take place on June 21-23, 2019 in
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This is the 6th event in the series of
conferences on Optimization in Mongolia following five successful
meetings held in 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. The working
language of the conference is English.

For more details see
and questions can be directed to,

From: Roman Hatzky
Date: October 10, 2018
Subject: Position, High Perf Comp, MPI for Plasma Physics

On behalf of the European Fusion Community the Max-Planck Institute
for Plasma Physics (IPP) offers an opportunity to participate in a
group ( for the high level support of European
code developments for magnetic fusion related plasma physics and
material modelling. Experts in high performance computing (HPC) are
invited to apply for a position in this group.

More information can be found under the code number 53/18 at:

From: Onkar Sahni
Date: October 11, 2018
Subject: Faculty Position, CSE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Senior Faculty Position in Computational Science and Engineering at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Description: The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear
invites applications for a tenure-track senior faculty position in the
area of Computational Science and Engineering to begin August 15, 2019
or thereafter. The emphasis is on individuals at the Associate or Full
Professor level. Special consideration will be given to candidates
with expertise in emerging aspects of computational fluid dynamics
with forward looking applications including, but not limited to,
energy and the environment, advanced manufacturing, high-energy and
reactive systems, and biomedical systems. Candidates must possess an
earned PhD or foreign degree equivalent in Mechanical or Aerospace
Engineering or a closely related field, long with evidence of
effective teaching, and a national or international record of
research, academic, and/or scholarly recognition, as typically
achieved through 10 or more years in a tenure track position. The
successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to carry out the
following position duties: develop and maintain an internationally
recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research in
Mechanical, Aerospace or Nuclear Engineering, to actively contribute
to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching missions of MANE and
engage in department, institute and professional service
activities. MANE is in a period of unprecedented growth. Our research
addresses some of the world's most pressing technological
challenges-from energy and sustainable development to materials,
manufacturing, controls, adaptive and resilient systems, biotechnology
and human health. The department's annual research expenditures total
more than $15 million. More than 1,400 undergraduate students and 150
graduate students are currently enrolled in MANE. Faculty have access
to world-class research facilities and an atmosphere that promotes
deep interdisciplinary collaborations. The New York State Center for
Future Energy Systems conducts fundamental and applied research to
accelerate the development of energy efficient and renewable energy
technologies. The Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated
Systems aims to advance next- generation electronic and optical
devices, manufacturing and robotics, integrated biomaterial devices,
energy harvesting and storage, electric transmission/distribution,
responsive and adaptive built environments, and nanostructured
composite materials. The Center for Computational Innovation and
Scientific Computation Research Center provide state-o- the-art
computing facilities. The Center for Biotechnology and
Interdisciplinary Studies and the Center for Modeling, Simulation and
Imaging in Medicine are engaged in both fundamental and translational
biomedical research. The Institute for Data Exploration and
Applications and the Experimental Media and the Cognitive Immersive
Systems Lab provide new and exciting opportunities to manipulate and
experience data and cognitive computing.

From: Jose E Castillo
Date: October 08, 2018
Subject: Faculty Positions, Computer Science, San Diego State

The Computer Science Department at San Diego State University has two
Assistant Professor tenure-track positions starting in Fall 2019. One
position is in Cybersecurity and the other in Algorithms and
Computation. I have attached ads for each of the positions.

We would appreciate it if you would either forward this email to your
Ph.D. and postdoctoral students or have the ads posted where your
students would see them.

Interested people can learn more about the positions at:
- Cybersecurity
9FDw&s=Jvs0B2AZkFdx3wsIXnd-QW8t2KT9qFqL60GA-rSKGwo&e= -
Algorithms and Computation

The candidates should have Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science or
closely related fields. Questions about the position may be directed
to Top candidates in other areas will also be

San Diego State University is a public research university with 34,000
students. SDSU faculty obtained $134 million in grants last year.
SDSU recently opened the state-of-the-art $90 million dollar
Engineering complex as part of the drive to become a top 50 public
research university.

SDSU is an equal opportunity/Title IX employer.

From: Charles Elliott
Date: October 08, 2018
Subject: Faculty Positions, Mathematics, Univ of Warwick

The Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick is currently
advertising 12 positions across all levels (Full Professor , Reader,
Associate and Assistant Professor, WZL fixed term positions) across
all areas in Mathematics. We encourage applications from candidates
who are able to interact with a variety of disciplines within or
outside mathematics. Applied areas of interest include, but are not
limited to, mathematical modelling, numerical analysis and PDEs,
inverse problems, data science or industrial mathematics.


From: David Chopp
Date: October 15, 2018
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Northwestern University

Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track faculty position in Applied Mathematics to begin in
September 2019 in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied
( Hiring will be
focused on the assistant professor level, although exceptional
applicants at all levels will be considered.

Candidates in all fields of applied mathematics, science, and
engineering with a demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact
interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics are encouraged to
apply. Northwestern University offers a stimulating environment,
encouraging collaborations across departments and
schools. Collaborations of our current faculty span multiple
departments in the McCormick School of Engineering, the Weinberg
College of Arts and Sciences, and the Feinberg School of Medicine in
areas including materials science, earth sciences, fluid dynamics,
complex systems, microbiology, neuroscience, and social systems, to
highlight a few. Our faculty actively participate in interdisciplinary
centers such as the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, the
Center for Synthetic Biology, the Center for Hierarchical Materials
Design, the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in
Astrophysics, and the Center for Water Research, among others. The
recently funded NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology is a joint
initiative primarily between the Department of Engineering Sciences
and Applied Mathematics and the Department of Molecular
Biosciences. We are seeking candidates whose research has strong
connections to applications and who can strengthen and/or broaden the
research activities of the department. Requirements include a
PhD. Duties involve research and teaching.

Submit applications electronically at application
package should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research
accomplishments and interests, a statement of teaching experience and
philosophy, and 3-4 selected publications. In addition, the applicant
should arrange for at least three, but no more than four letters of
recommendation. Recommendation letters will be automatically solicited
from the letter writers by email after their names are entered in the
online application system.

Questions may be sent to (Subject
line: 2019 Faculty Search).

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue
until the position is filled.

From: Qiang Ye
Date: October 11, 2018
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Kentucky

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky in
Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a full time faculty
position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level beginning in
Fall 2019. A successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous
research program and to deliver high quality teaching to both graduate
and undergraduate students. We encourage candidates with research
interests in numerical analysis, as well as in related areas such as
machine learning and data science. The Department will also consider
applicants with other research interests that are compatible with
those of the faculty.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or a closely
related field by the time the appointment begins and are expected to
present evidence of excellence in research and teaching.

Full details of the position are available at

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications
submitted by November 10, 2018 will receive full consideration.

From: Lars Grasedyck
Date: October 10, 2018
Subject: Professor Position, Applied Mathematics, Univ of Aachen

Full Professor (W3) in Applied Mathematics
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Science

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in this
area. The starting date is as soon as possible. Relevant research
topics include numerical analysis, partial differential equations,
mathematical foundation of signal processing, inverse problems and
optimization. Excellent applications from other areas of applied
mathematics are explicitly welcome. The profile of the successful
applicant should complement the research themes within the department
of mathematics and enable a strengthening of interdisciplinary
cooperations. A track record of successful aquisition of third party
funds is required. An adequate participation in covering the teaching
obligations of the department of mathematics is part of the duties of
this professorship. A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally,
Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary
record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a
junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career
outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to
teaching are essential. The application should include supporting
documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to
begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5
years. Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Fakultat fur Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
der RWTH Aachen, Stefan Schael, 52056 Aachen. You can also send your
application via email to Please note,
however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to
confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access
by third parties.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university
and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly
welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and
ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across
RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition
apply and appointments will be made on merit.

From: Ronnie Sircar
Date: October 09, 2018
Subject: Assistant Professor Position, ORFE, Princeton Univ

The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE)
at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting
September 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in candidates in the
areas of data science, including statistics and machine learning, and
decisions under uncertainty. Further details are here:

Applications will be considered on a continuing basis but candidates
are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2018. To apply, please visit
our website,
create an online application, and submit documents to Requisition
Number D-19-ORF-00001. Applicants should upload a CV, research
statement, teaching statement, and contact information for at least
three references, one of whom should be able to address the
candidate's teaching abilities.

From: Doris Mangott
Date: October 09, 2018
Subject: Assistant Professorship, Deep Learning, Univ of Innsbruck

The Department of Mathematics (at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer
Science and Physics) at the University of Innsbruck seeks to fill the
position of a fulltime (40 hours per week) assistant professor as of
February 01, 2019. The position is limited to 6 years. However, a
tenure track agreement can be offered within the first year of
employment. Upon positive evaluation, the position is converted into a
tenured associate professorship. The position holder should carry out
excellent research on the mathematical foundations of deep learning
and neural networks, for example in connection to inverse problems,
optimization, or approximation theory. In addition to the acquisition
of third-party funding, cooperation with applied research groups are
to be established. Moreover, this is one of 12 career positions the
University of Innsbruck is creating in diverse scientific disciplines
connected to digitalization. The Development Plan 2019-2024 of the
University of Innsbruck includes the creation of a new,
interdisciplinary center for digitalization. The holder of the
position is expected to prepare and conduct teaching at university
level within the study programs of the department of mathematics (in
English and German). Participation in the teaching of mathematics for
students in other study programs and faculties is also
expected. Moreover, the holder of the position is expected to (co-)
supervise students. In addition to duties in research and teaching,
the holder of the position is expected to network within the
department of mathematics and the university and to take part in
academic self-management.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: a) Doctoral degree in mathematics; b) postdoc
experience and significant scientific achievements beyond dissertation
/ PhD level; c) research expertise in the area of mathematical
foundations of deep learning and neural networks, demonstrated by
relevant publications in leading journals and presentations at
conferences / workshops; d) ability to collaborate with applied
scientists, proven by relevant publications; e) experience in teaching
at university level is desired;; f) mobility experience; g) experience
in the handling of third-party funding; h) ability to communicate and
to work in a team.

The application has to be submitted in English or German. It has to
include the following: curriculum vitae including a description of the
scientific and professional career, a list of scientific publications
in which all publications that can be assigned to the dissertation are
marked, list of talks, list of courses taught and credentials. Please
also submit a research and teaching concept (with a maximum of two
pages each) and the names of at least three persons who are willing to
write a letter of reference. We encourage applications of female
scientists. We are looking forward to your online application (chiffre
MIP 10012) by November 3, 2018 under the following link:
There the legally binding text in German is available. For further
information, please contact

From: Michail Stamatakis
Date: October 10, 2018
Subject: Research Fellow Position, Cognitive Chemical Manufacturing

This position is within the System Identification group led by Dr.
Federico Galvanin ( and the
Multiscale Computational Catalysis and Materials Science group, led by
Dr. Michail Stamatakis ( within the 2M
GBP funded EPSRC project "Cognitive Chemical Manufacturing". The
project aims to develop an Industry 4.0 approach revolutionising the
transfer from laboratory to production using advanced data-rich and
cognitive computing technologies, linking molecular simulation and
model-based design of automated experiments. Further details on the
research project can be found at the following link:

The main purpose of this job is to develop a "SimBot platform" for the
automated generation and identification of kinetic models based on
kinetic motifs. The Simbot will be developed in a high level
programming language and will integrate model-based design of
automated experiments, data analysis and machine learning techniques
for model identification.

The position is available for 1 year in the first instance with
potential renewal to further three years after the satisfactory
completion of the first year.

For more information and to submit your application please visit:

Closing Date: 19 Oct 2018

From: Mini Das
Date: October 11, 2018
Subject: Postdoc/Senior Scientist Position, Inverse Problems

Immediate Opening for a postdoctoral/Senior Scientist position in the
Imaging Physics Laboratory at University of Houston. University of
Houston. Projects involve inverse problems in multi-modality platforms
with applications in medical and biological imaging. Experience in
optical/x-ray phase retrieval or tomographic reconstruction methods
are desirable. Parts of the project also involves forward modeling of
imaging systems, photon counting detectors, image science and machine

Experience in developing mathematical and computational models in
areas like x-ray, ultrasound, impedance and optical imaging is

Phd in Physics, Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Skillsets should
include strong computational background with python or C/C++. Highly
competitive salary, benefits and career development plans. Please
apply directly to Dr. Mini Das ( with your CV. More

From: Mark Shephard
Date: October 12, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Available
Scientific Computation Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Position Responsibilities:
The Scientific Computation Research Center ( at
Rensselaer is seeking a highly motivated individual to develop
unstructured mesh technologies, and associated software. The
successful candidates must be able to interact with faculty and
students at Rensselaer as well as computational physicists and
computer scientist at partner universities and DOE laboratories.

- PhD in Computational Physics, Computer/Computational Science,
Applied Mathematics, or related engineering or science discipline
- Have expertise in a subset of the following areas: Development and
optimization of PIC methods, Simulation methods to model various
fusion reactor physics, and/or Unstructured mesh technologies.
- Experience in parallel programming and high performance computing
- Good knowledge of FORTRAN, C and/or C++ programming languages and
GNU/Linux operating system is required.
- Knowledge of modern software engineering tools will be considered

Interested applicants should send a copy of their latest CV with a
cover letter or email, names of at least three references. All
applications should be submitted electronically and addressed to
Prof. Mark Shephard (

From: Ray Tuminaro
Date: October 11, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Solvers for Emerging Architectures, Sandia NL

Postdoctoral Appointee - Solvers for Emerging Architectures (Job ID:
663933), Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM

The Computational Mathematics Department is seeking a Postdoctoral
Appointee in HPC multigrid solvers. Responsibilities include: (1)
Conduct leading-edge research/publish in Algebraic Multigrid (AMG)
methods for advanced architectures to support coupled multi-physics
applications, (2) Software development and numerical investigation,
(3) Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and thrive in a
fast-paced technical environment, (4) Collaborate with other staff
members, (5) Travel as need to support ongoing projects

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy
(DOE)-granted security clearance.

For more detailed information, go to
and search for Job ID 663933. You can also click the following link

Feel free to send me, Ray Tuminaro (, email if
you have any questions.

From: Tan Bui
Date: October 15, 2018
Subject: PhD/Postdoc, Parallel High-order HDG FEM Methods, UT Austin

A PhD and a Postdoc positions are immediately available the
Computational Engineering and Optimization Group at Department of
Aerospace Engineering, UT Austin.

Research Areas: Parallel high-order hybridized DG FEM methods for
fluid and MHD applications

Requirements: strong background in DG or HDG and parallel programming.

1) Student: UT standard TA/GRA.
2) postdoc: 60K/year

Please contact Tan Bui at for more details.

From: Alfio Borzi
Date: October 08, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Mathematics - Neural Networks

PhD Position in Mathematics, Institut fur Mathematik der
Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg

Applications are invited for a (1+2)-years PhD position on part time
(50 %) at the Chair for Scientific Computing, Institute for
Mathematics of the Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg, Germany.
The compensation is based on the civil service collective agreement as
per TV-L. The goals of the PhD work are to develop and analyse Neural
Networks with stochastic weights using numerical and analytical tools
including optimisation, control theory, and statistics, and to apply
the resulting methodologies to implement efficient learning procedures
for solving inverse problems governed by differential models. This
research will be carried out promoting collaboration between
mathematics, natural and social sciences, and medicine. The PhD
candidate is expected to attend courses appropriate to the
aforementioned goals. For additional information concerning the
reserach activities of the Chair of Scientific Computing see

PhD Applicants must hold a Master Degree in Mathematics (Informatics,
Natural Sciences, Engineering) with distinct interests in the topics
mentioned above. Applicants should send (via e-mail) an application
letter with a statement of scientific interests, their Curriculum
Vitae (including a complete list of exams and corresponding grades),
the MSc or Diploma Thesis, bibliography of published work (if any), a
letter of recommendation, and names andemail-addresses of at least two
scientists willing to provide additional references. These documents
should be sent as a unique PDF file. The proposed starting date is
January 1st, 2019, or soon thereafter. Application should be
submitted well in advance to account for the preparation of all the
documents/paper work. Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled. The University of Wurzburg is an equal opportunity
employer. As such, we explicitly encourage female candidates to
apply. In case of essentially equal qualifications, candidates with
disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your application to:
Prof. Dr. Alfio Borzi
Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg
Institut fur Mathematik
Lehrstuhl fur Mathematik IX
(Wissenschaftliches Rechnen - Scientific Computing)
E-mail: AND to

From: Raimondas Ciegis
Date: October 12, 2018
Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 23 (4)


The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis
and Differential Equations, ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN 1648-3510 online,
Electronical edition:

Volume 23, Issue 4, 2018


Lidia P. Shishkina and Grigory I. Shishkin, Robust Difference Scheme
for the Cauchy Problem for a Singularly Perturbed Ordinary
Differential Equation

Mohammadreza Foroutan, Ali Ebadian and Hadi Rahmani Fazli, Generalized
Jacobi Reproducing Kernel Method in Hilbert Spaces for Solving the
Black-Scholes Option Pricing Problem Arising in Financial Modelling

Ilmars Kangro and Harijs Kalis, On Mathematical Modelling of the
Solid-Liquid Mixtures Transport in Porous Axial-Symmetrical Container
with Henry and Langmuir Sorption Kinetics

Erkan Cimen, Numerical Solution of a Boundary Value Problem Including
Both Delay and Boundary Layer

Sunil Tiwari, Chandra K. Jaggi and Shib Sankar Sana, Integrated Supply
Chain of Supplier and Retailer for Stochastic Demand

Hadjira Lalili, Sa\^{a}dia Tas and Ali Djellit, Existence of Solutions
for Critical Systems with Variable Exponents

Jing Wu, Xinguang Zhang, Lishan Liu, Yonghong Wu and Yujun Cui,
Convergence Analysis of Iterative Scheme and Error Estimation of
Positive Solution for a Fractional Differential Equation

Yong Hyun Shin, Jung Lim Koo and Kum-Hwan Roh, An Optimal Consumption
and Investment Problem with Quadratic Utility and Subsistence
Consumption Constraints: A Dynamic Programming Approach

Sumaira Rehman, Arvet Pedas and Gennadi Vainikko, Fast Solvers of
Weakly Singular Integral Equations of the Second Kind

Zenonas Navickas, Tadas Telksnys, Inga Timofejeva, Romas
Marcinkevi\v{c}ius and Minvydas Ragulskis, An Operator-Based Approach
for the Construction of Closed-Form Solutions to Fractional
Differential Equations

P. Pramod Chakravarthy, Trun Gupta, and R. Nageshwar Rao, A Numerical
Scheme for Singularly Perturbed Delay Differential Equations of
Convection-Diffusion Type on an Adaptive Grid

Zbigniew Binderman, Boles\l aw Borkowski, Ryszard Kozera, Alexander
N. Prokopenya and Wies\l aw Szczesny, On Mathematical Modelling of
Synthetic Measures

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