NA Digest, V. 18, # 47

NA Digest Monday, November 26, 2018 Volume 18 : Issue 47

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Kris ONeill
Date: November 19, 2018
Subject: New Book, An Introduction to Singular Integrals

An Introduction to Singular Integrals
byJacques Peyriere

In just over 100 pages, this book provides basic, essential knowledge
of some of the tools of real analysis: the Hardy-Littlewood maximal
operator, the Calderon-Zygmund theory, the Littlewood-Paley theory,
interpolation of spaces and operators, and the basics of H1 and BMO
spaces. This concise text offers brief proofs and exercises of
various difficulties designed to challenge and engage students.

2018 / viii + 115 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611975-41-3 / List $59.00
/ SIAM Member $41.30 / OT159

See more details here:

From: Kris ONeill
Date: November 19, 2018
Subject: New Book, Introduction to the Scenario Approach

Introduction to the Scenario Approach
by Marco C. Campi and Simone Garatti
MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization 26

This concise, practical book is for anyone interested in data-driven
decision-making. Accessible to experts and nonexperts alike, it offers
an overview of the scenario approach, including numerous examples and
diverse applications from a broad range of domains. Practitioners can
find "easy-to use recipes" while theoreticians will benefit from a
rigorous treatment of the theoretical foundations of the method.

2018 / viii + 114 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611975-43-7/ List $54.00 /
SIAM Member $37.80 / MO26

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From: Kris ONeill
Date: November 19, 2018
Subject: New Book, Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey (Revised Second Edition)

Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey, Revised Second Edition
by Michael T. Heath
Classics in Applied Mathematics 80

This book presents a broad overview of methods and software for
solving mathematical problems arising in computational modeling and
data analysis, including proper problem formulation, selection of
effective solution algorithms, and interpretation of results. Its
focus is on the motivation and ideas behind the algorithms
presented. This updated edition includes pointers to Python software
and the Chebfun package, and expansions on barycentric formulation for
Lagrange polynomial interpretation and stochastic methods. About 100
interactive educational modules accompany the book.

2018 / xx + 567 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611975-57-4 / List $94.00 /
SIAM Member $65.80 / CL80

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From: Erik Burman, Stefan Frei, Cuiyu He
Date: November 22, 2018
Subject: Computational Methods for Interface Problems, UK, Jan 2019

We are happy to announce the workshop "Computational Methods for
Interface Problems" to be held at University College London on January
3-4, 2019. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together
researchers working on topics related to computational methods for
interface problems, including Unfitted finite element methods,
Fictitious domain methods, PDEs on manifolds, Fluid-structure
interaction, Contact problems, Crack propagation, Flow in fractured
media, Shape optimization, etc.

The list of speakers includes Sylvia Bertoluzza (IMATI Pavia),
Stephane Bordas (Universite du Luxembourg), Daniela Capatina
(Universite de Pau et das Pays de l'Adour), Franz Chouly (Universite
de Bourgogne), Susanne Claus (University of Copenhagen), Guillaume
Delay (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), Charles Elliott (University of
Warwick), Peter Hansbo (Jonkoping University), Pierre Kerfriden
(Cardiff University), Mats Larson (Umea Universitet), Christoph
Lehrenfeld (Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen), Maxim Olshanskii
(University of Houston), Arnold Reusken (RWTH Aachen), Ricardo
Ruiz-Baier (University of Oxford) and Vanessa Styles (University of

Unfortunately, we are unable to allocate any additional talks. There
is however (limited) space for further attendees. Participation is
free. Please register via email to Stefan Frei ( as
soon as possible and not later than December 8, 2018.

More details can be found under

From: Ralph Baker Kearfott
Date: November 19, 2018
Subject: Fuzzy Systems, USA, Jun 2019

June 18-22, 2019, Lafayette, Louisiana

Hosted by the North American association, this biennial event brings
together participants from all national and regional fuzzy system
associations. IFSA-NAFIPS 2019 will be hosted at the Wyndham Garden
near Vermilion Bayou in Lafayette, Louisiana, the center of Cajun
culture and cuisine. Topics will include implementation and
applications of fuzzy information processing technology, associated
mathematical analysis, comparison with alternative rough set,
statistical, and interval techniques, and, generally, other topics
related to fuzzy sets. Further information can be found at:

We now have information about keynote speakers, at

We have extended our deadline for special session proposals to
December 1, 2018. To propose a special session, send the following to
1. Title of the special session
2. A short abstract
3. A list of speakers
The special session format is somewhat flexible. Each session will
last 160 minutes, and typically will have four or five speakers
focused on the stated topic.

Submission of contributed papers is also open until January 15, 2019.
Contributors may specify whether they wish a traditional lecture
format or a poster presentation. For details, see:

Registration will be open very soon.

Please address questions, comments, or problems to:

From: Dmitri Kvasov
Date: November 19, 2018
Subject: Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms, Italy, Jun 2019

NUMTA2019: 3rd International Conference and Summer School "Numerical
Computations: Theory and Algorithms", dedicated to the 80th birthday
of Professor Roman G. Strongin.
Venue: TH Le Castella Village, Isola Capo Rizzuto - Crotone, Italy
Period: June 15-21, 2019.

The NUMTA2019 Conference is organized by the University of Calabria,
Italy, and will be held in the All Inclusive TH Le Castella Village
resort, Ionian coast, Calabria, Italy, close to Crotone - the city of
Pythagoras. The formula 'All Inclusive' means free food and drinks
during meals, entertainment, sport activities, etc.

Main topics: Numerical analysis, optimization, machine learning
emerging computations.

One-page abstract submission: by March 18, 2019.
Regular registration: by March 31, 2019.

Online: Book of one-page abstracts on the conference webpage;
LNCS: Short and full papers in the NUMTA2019 LNCS Proceedings;
Special issues:
- the Elsevier journal Applied Mathematics and Computation (Impact
Factor 2017 = 2.300);
- the Elsevier journal Journal of Computational and Applied
Mathematics (Impact Factor 2017 = 1.632);
- the Springer journal Soft Computing (Impact Factor 2017 = 2.367).


From: Iain Duff
Date: November 18, 2018
Subject: Sparse Days, France, Jul 2019

The Annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on
11 and 12 July 2019. This is immediately before the ICIAM 2019
Congress in Valencia which is a driveable distance from Toulouse and
accessible by train and plane.

More information will be available soon but, meanwhile Save the Date!

From: Jean-Baptiste Caillau
Date: November 18, 2018
Subject: Optimization, France, Sep 2019

The 19th French-German-Swiss conference on Optimization will take
place in Nice from September 17 to 20, 2019. This series of
conferences began in 1980 at Oberwolfach and has gathered since then
French and German colleagues in optimization every other year. It is
customary to invite a third country to participate.

In 2019, the invited country is Switzerland.

Theses conferences usually gather from 100 to 150 mathematicians and
are the main meeting of European researchers in optimization in the
broad sense. The 2019 edition is organized by LJAD and I3S labs from
CNRS, and by Inria Sophia Antipolis Mediterranee center. The
conference will be located on the Valrose campus of Universite Cote
d'Azur, on the heights of Nice.

Further information:

From: Ulisse Stefanelli
Date: November 21, 2018
Subject: Tenure Track Position, Data Driven Partial Differential Equations

The Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna invites
applications for a

Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Data Driven Partial
Differential Equations

We are looking for outstanding scientists who are active in the
development of mathematical models or numerical methods in partial
differential equations, in connection with uncertainty or data
science. Specific fields of interest include stochastic partial
differential equations, uncertainty quantification, optimal control,
machine learning, and their applications. The successful candidate is
expected to create a research group at the Faculty of Mathematics,
interacting with the SFB 'Taming Complexity in Partial Differential

Deadline: 7.1.2019
Mathjobs Reference 13199.

Call on the University of Vienna Job Center:
Reference: 9175.

From: Jerome Gilles
Date: November 21, 2018
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Applied Mathematics, San Diego State Univ

San Diego State University, Imperial Valley is seeking applicants for
a tenure-track position in Applied Mathematics at the assistant
professor level. The position is a joint appointment to the Imperial
Valley campus and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics on the
San Diego campus. The primary appointment is to the undergraduate
program at the Imperial Valley (Calexico/Brawley). The Imperial
Valley campus is located in Calexico, within seven blocks of the
United States-Mexico border across from Mexicali, Baja California, and
120 miles east of San Diego, California. SDSU IV also schedules
classes in its campus located in Brawley, California.

Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics,
Mathematics or a closely related field. The successful candidate will
possess strong research interest and capability as evidenced by an
appropriate history of or potential for research. This will include
publication in refereed journals, professional conference
participation, grant activity, as well as other evidence of an active
research program. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to
excellence in teaching and be able to work with students of diverse
cultural backgrounds.

San Diego State University, Imperial Valley is a diverse, Hispanic-
Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusive excellence. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming
environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated
experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively
with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of
underrepresented groups.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and the
position has excellent benefits. Appointment date will be August 2019.
Evaluation of candidates will begin on January 14, 2019 and continue
until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply by
uploading cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation,
research statement, and statement on teaching philosophy via
Interfolio at . For questions,
please contact Prof. Jerome Gilles at

For additional information on San Diego State University, Imperial
Valley visit our Website at

From: Jun Liu
Date: November 20, 2018
Subject: Tenure-Track Position, Computational and Applied Math, Southern Illinois Univ

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Southern Illinois
University Edwardsville (SIUE) seeks applicants for a tenure-track
position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in fall 2019.

Applicants with research experience in Numerical Analysis and
Scientific Computing, or a closely related discipline are particularly

For full consideration, application materials should be received
before December 31, 2018.

More information available at

From: David Hewett
Date: November 22, 2018
Subject: Lecturer Position, Applied Mathematics, Univ College London

The UCL Department of Mathematics invites applications for the
position of Lecturer in Applied Mathematics. There are two positions
available, to start on 1st September 2019 or soon thereafter. The
closing date for applications is 9th December.

Further details (copy and paste the link if necessary):

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Helen Wilson, email:

From: Ke Chen
Date: November 22, 2018
Subject: Lectureship Position, Applied and Computational Maths, Univ Liverpool

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool
invites applications for a lectureship position in the area of Applied
and Computational Mathematics, affiliated with the Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council funded Liverpool Centre for
Mathematics in Healthcare. We are particularly interested in
individuals from areas like data, imaging, learning and computational
sciences who are also keen on developing novel mathematics for
industrial or clinical applications. The University is committed to
diversity and equality of opportunity.

See for full details.
Application deadline: 1 March 2019.

From: Vanessa Peinhart
Date: November 26, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, ERC-Advanced Grant, Univ Graz

POSTDOC POSITION within the ERC-Advanced Grant
"From Open to Closed Loop Optimal Control of PDEs"

Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing
University of Graz

About the project: The project addresses a broad spectrum in optimal
control of PDEs and focusses on some of the most pressing topics: High
dimensional Hamilton Jacobi Bellman equations arising in feedback
control, non-smooth, and possibly non-convex optimal control and
related computational techniques. The use of optimal control
techniques in data science applications can be another focus point for
the future collaborator's research.

Professional qualifications: Doctoral degree in a mathematical branch
of study. Solid knowledge in applied mathematics, including PDEs, with
specialization in either analytical or computational techniques.
Experience in the numerical treatment of high-dimensional partial
differential equations is especially welcome. Alternatively,
specialization in optimal control, calculus of variations, or
optimization is highly appreciated.

Contact person and grant holder:
Prof. Karl Kunisch, University of Graz and Radon Institute,
Austrian Academy of Sciences, E-mail:

Applications with a detailed CV including a publication list and a
compact statement of previous achievements and research interests
should be sent to:

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

From: Anna-Karin Tornberg
Date: November 21, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, KTH

The Mathematics department at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
in Stockholm is announcing the "The Dahlquist Postdoctoral Research
Fellowship" in Numerical Analysis.

This is a two-year postdoc position including full social benefits,
financed by COMSOL AB and the department of Mathematics.

The recipient is encouraged to pursue her or his own research
interests, and is not associated with a specific faculty member.

Deadline for application: January 11, 2019.
Starting date September 2019, negotiable.

For more information about the Dahlquist Research Fellowship, see:

For the actual ad, see

From: Benjamin Peherstorfer
Date: November 19, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU

There is an open PostDoc position at Courant Institute of Mathematical
Sciences, New York University, in the group of Benjamin Peherstorfer.
Current topics of interest in the group include: data-driven model
reduction, Bayesian inference on (operator) manifolds, Monte Carlo and
randomized methods, and data-driven control. More details

The PostDoc position comes with no teaching requirement and is
available with a flexible start date. The initial appointment will be
for one year, with the possibility of yearly extensions depending on
performance and funding. Applications submitted before Dec 21, 2018
will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until
the position is filled. Please contact for more
details. Please apply via Interfolio at and drop an
email that you have applied.

Additionally, Courant Institute is seeking applications for Courant
Instructors, which are highly competitive, highly regarded,
independent PostDoc positions that have a teaching requirement.
Courant Instructors are selected by a hiring committee, the
appointments last up to three years and carry a teaching load of one
course per semester. Applications for Courant Instructorships are due
Dec 15, 2018. Apply via and
email if you want to apply and are interested in
working with Benjamin Peherstorfer as a Courant Instructor.

From: Matteo Tommasini
Date: November 20, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Numerics of PDEs, Univ of Vienna

The Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna invites
applications for two University Assistant (postdoc) positions
associated with the chair for Numerics of Partial Differential
Equations of Prof. Ilaria Perugia. The positions are available from
January 1st, 2019; the duration of employment is three years.

We are looking for two highly qualified researchers with special
interests in Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.
Topics of current interest to the group include standard and non
standard finite element methods with application to wave propagation
problems. The job holders' responsibilities include independent
research, holding classes, and the usual administrative duties. A
Doctoral degree/PhD or similar qualification in mathematics is
required for all candidates, as well as experience in teaching and
research. Past research should be documented by publications in
recognized scientific journals. Applicants are suggested to apply for
both positions.

For each call, applicants should submit a single pdf file containing a
letter of motivation, scientific CV, description of future research
plans, list of publications and talks, teaching record, and a list of
at least three references via the Job Center to the University of
Vienna (,
Identifier numbers: 9136 and 9142) no later than 16.12.2018.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and
values equal opportunities, as well as diversity
( The University lays special emphasis
on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic
positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to
female applicants.

From: Martin Schmidt
Date: November 20, 2018
Subject: PhD Position, Nonlinear Optimization, Trier Univ

The Chair of Nonlinear Optimization of the Trier University invites
applications for a PhD position in optimization to be filled for a
period of up to three years. The successful applicant will work in the
project "Energy efficiency via intelligent district heating networks"
in cooperation with academic partners from the TU Berlin and the
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics as well as the with
the industrial partner Technische Werke Ludwigshafen am Rhein AG. The
project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The focus of the project will be the development of models and
optimization techniques for coupled district heating networks. The
main idea is to develop algorithms for (discrete-)continuous
optimization that control the overall accuracy of the optimization
model by exploiting tailored error estimates. The successful applicant
will thus work at the interesting interface between optimization and
numerics. The developed algorithms will be analyzed theoretically and
need to be implemented in a programming language like C++ or Python.

We seek excellent open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidates that
should have completed their studies at master level in a program with
strong mathematical background in optimization.

Please send your complete application documents (motivation letter,
CV, certificates, and a list of MSc courses with grades) as soon as
possible as one PDF to

From: Yanping Ma
Date: November 18, 2018
Subject: Special Issue, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering

We would like to invite you to contribute a paper for the special
issue on the topic of " Understanding biology through mathematics and
simulations", which will be published in Mathematical Biosciences and
Engineering (MBE) in 2019. All submitted papers will go through a
peer- review process, and published papers are available online in
open access.

Biomathematics and biophysics are critical to the understanding a wide
range of problems in life science, such as how to form patterns, how
complex systems in human bodies work, how different parts of a cell
move and function, and how molecules of life are made. Mathematicians
and Physicists are continually melding and transforming biology
studies with their perspectives, especially with increased support
from computational tools. This special issue seeks to highlight recent
advances in biomathematics and biophysics, including but not limited
to the development of new models and computational methods, and
applications of existing models/methods to new biological problems.
We welcome contributions from both journal articles and reviews.
Would appreciate if you could distribute this letter within your
organization and professional network to your colleagues/students who
might be interested in this publishing opportunity.

MBE is an interdisciplinary journal promoting cutting-edge research
activities at the interfaces of mathematics, biology, medicine, and
engineering. MBE focuses on new developments in the fast-growing
fields of applied mathematics, biosciences and engineering and will be
fully Open Access in 2019. (

MBE (2017 Impact Factor: 1.230) is indexed in Science Citation Index-
Expanded PubMed, ISI Alerting Services, CompuMath Citation Index,
Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (CC/PC&ES),
INSPEC, Mathematical Reviews, MathSciNet, PASCAL/CNRS, Scopus, Web of
Science and Zentralblatt MATH.

Paper Submission
Full text submission due date: March 15th, 2019.
Full paper should be submitted online to the journal at
Before submission, authors should carefully read over the instruction for
Authors which are located at

From: Yonghui Yu
Date: November 21, 2018
Subject: Contents, Journal of Computational Mathematics, 36 (6)

Journal of Computational Mathematics, Volume 36 (2018), Issue 6


Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Band Constraint, Xiangxiang Zhu,
Jicheng Li and Zhuosheng Zhang

A Trust-region Algorithm for Solving Mini-max Problem, Bothina
El-Sobky and Abdallah Abotahoun

Finite Element Exterior Calculus for Parabolic Evolution Problems on
Riemannian Hypersurfaces, Michael Holst and Christopher Tiee

Saturation and Reliable Hierarchical a Posteriori Morley Finite
Element Error Control, Carsten Carstensen, Dietmar Gallistl and
Yunqing Huang

An Adaptive Finite Element Method for the Wave Scattering by a
Periodic Chiral Structure, Zhoufeng Wang and Peiqi Huang

An Over-penalized Weak Galerkin Method for Second-order Elliptic
Problems, Kaifang Liu, Lunji Song and Shuangfeng Zhou

A General Two-level Subspace Method for Nonlinear Optimization, Cheng
Chen, Zaiwen Wen and Yaxiang Yuan

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