NA Digest, V. 22, # 10

NA Digest Monday, March 14, 2022 Volume 22 : Issue 10

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Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Pamela Bye
Date: March 11, 2022
Subject: ECM Networking Icebreaker/BAMC, UK, Apr 2022

ECM Networking Icebreaker at the BAMC 2022
10th April, Loughborough University
Timings: 4-7pm

Welcome to the icebreaker event for Early Career Mathematicians (ECM)
at the BAMC 2022, sponsored by the ECM Committee of the Institute of
Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Feedback we received from our
members is that networking and forming contacts with others at
conferences is daunting but improves enjoyability of the
conference. Forming contacts is what we want to facilitate at this
event. This event is being run in a parallel format, we will host the
event in Burleigh Court and run the same activities on
independently of each other.

We will start the event with speeches on the history of the BAMC and
ECMs, followed by what the ECM Committee does and information about
the IMA. Then we will start the activities, which include:
Mathematical Taboo; Mathematical Headbandz; Celebrity Cameo; Group
discussions on topics such as memorable moments during your PhD and
your first conference experience.

This event will run in person and online at the same time but
independently to each other, please make sure you select the correct

For general conference queries please contact the Conferences
department. Email:

From: Matthias Voigt
Date: March 09, 2022
Subject: Trends on Dissipativity in Systems and Control, Switzerland, May 2022

We would like to make you aware of the
Workshop: Trends on Dissipativity in Systems and Control
to be held from May 23-25, 2022, at the premises of UniDistance Suisse
in Brig (Switzerland), located beautifully in the Swiss Alpes, as an
in-person event. We are very happy to announce our invited speakers:

- Giancarlo Ferrari-Trecate (EPF Lausanne),
- Sara Grundel (MPI DCTS Magdeburg),
- Andrea Iannelli (ETH Zurich),
- Birgit Jacob (U Wuppertal),
- Manuel Schaller (TU Ilmenau),
- Arjan van der Schaft (U Groningen).

The workshop is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and
the Research, Development, and Cooperation Fund of UniDistance
Suisse. Further information on the workshop and the registration form
can be found at

We are looking forward to receiving your registration by April 1,
2022, and welcoming you to the Swiss Alps!

From: Heike Fassbender
Date: March 11, 2022
Subject: Householder Symposium XXI, Italy, Jun 2022

The Householder Symposium XXI on Numerical Linear Algebra has been
rescheduled to be held at Hotel Sierra Silvana, Selva di Fasano (Br),
Italy, 12-17 June 2022. The Symposium will be in person, no hybrid
form will be offered. Web page:

The deadline for resubmissions and new applications is March 15, 2022.

From: Michal Kocvara
Date: March 11, 2022
Subject: IMA Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, UK, Jun 2022

The IMA and the University of Birmingham are pleased to announce the
Seventh Biennial IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and
Optimization. University of Birmingham, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2022

Conference topics include any subject that could be of interest to
both communities, such as: Direct and iterative methods for large
sparse linear systems; Eigenvalue computation and optimization;
Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming; Effect of
round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative procedures;
Optimization issues for matrix polynomials; Fast matrix computations;
Compressed/sparse sensing; PDE-constrained optimization; Distributed
computing and optimization; Applications and real time optimization

Invited plenary speakers: Pierre-Antoine Absil (University of
Louvain); Frank E. Curtis (Lehigh University); Moritz Diehl
(University of Freiburg); Zlatko Drmac (University of Zagreb);
Gabriele Eichfelder (TU Ilmenau); David Silvester (University of

Mini-symposia proposals: 27 March 2022
Notification of acceptance of mini-symposia: 10 April 2022
Abstract submission: 27 March 2022
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 10 April 2022

COVID: We plan to run conferences in person as advertised; however, if
government guidance changes then we will consider holding affected
events online using Zoom.

For further information or to register your interest, please contact
contact the Conferences Department, Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street,
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK. Email:,
Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020

From: Przemyslaw Stpiczynski
Date: March 12, 2022
Subject: Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms, Bulgaria, Sep 2022

15th Workshop on Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms (CANA'22)
Sofia, Bulgaria, 4 - 7 September, 2022(
in conjunction with Federated Conference of Computer Science and
Information Systems

Numerical algorithms are widely used by scientists engaged in various
areas. There is a special need of highly efficient and easy-to-use
scalable tools for solving large scale problems. The workshop is
devoted to numerical algorithms with the particular attention to the
latest scientific trends in this area and to problems related to
implementation of libraries of efficient numerical algorithms.

Topics (including but not limited to): Parallel numerical algorithms;
Novel data formats for dense and sparse matrices; Libraries for
numerical computations; Numerical algorithms testing and benchmarking;
Analysis of rounding errors of numerical algorithms; Languages, tools
and environments for programming numerical algorithms; Numerical
algorithms on GPUs; Paradigms of programming numerical algorithms;
Contemporary computer architectures; Heterogeneous numerical
algorithms; Applications of numerical algorithms in science and

Authors should submit draft papers:


From: Karen Willcox
Date: March 08, 2022
Subject: SIAM Mathematics of Data Science, USA/Hybrid, Sep 2022

SIAM has announced that the Conference on Mathematics of Data Science
(MDS22) will be held in a hybrid format. Proposals for minisymposia,
contributed lectures, and posters are due March 28, 2022.

From: Jean-Christophe Rioual
Date: March 14, 2022
Subject: Scientific Software Engineers Positions, Met Office

The Met Office is recruiting three scientific software engineers to
work on climate modelling and supercomputing applications.

The Met Office provides critical weather services and world-leading
climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and
thrive. Our exceptional people deliver scientific, technological and
operational expertise and provide critical services. Our people work
together to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most
trusted forecasters in the world.

As our Foundation Scientific Software Engineers - Climate Modelling
and Supercomputing, the key duties are: Develop and/or optimise
numerical and technical applications on Met Office Supercomputers;
"Direct user support for the scientific community; Share knowledge and
expertise with colleagues to enhance both team and inter team

These 3 entry-level positions are in the Coupled Systems Team in
Climate Science IT (2 posts) and the HPC Optimisation Team (1 post) in
Weather Science IT. The roles of both teams are to develop scientific
modelling applications on Met Office Supercomputing platforms and to
optimise them for maximum efficiency.

Deadline for application: 28/03/2022
Right to work in the UK required

From: Jerome Droniou
Date: March 10, 2022
Subject: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Position, Computational Maths, Monash Univ

The School of Mathematics at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
is advertising a permanent lecturer/senior lecturer position in
numerical and computational mathematics.

The application deadline is Sunday 24 April 11:55pm Melbourne time
(morning the same day for Europe, the night before for USA).

The group of numerical and computational mathematics at Monash has
recently grown a lot and covers many aspects in this field: numerical
analysis, high performance computing, optimisation and OR, inverse
problems, uncertainty quantification, etc. This group sits in a
vibrant school who also has strong research in broader applied
mathematics, but also in pure mathematics and probability/statistics.

Detailed position description and link to the application website can
be found here:

From: Gabriela Danter
Date: March 14, 2022
Subject: Junior Group Leader Position, Control and Optimization

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics
(RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria's leading
non-university research and science institution in Applied
Mathematics, is offering a JUNIOR GROUP LEADER POSITION (F*M) with
focus on Control and Optimization (full-time, 40h per week,
tenure-track option) with starting date to be arranged. The
successful candidate is affiliated with the "Optimization and Optimal
Control" Group at RICAM and is expected to take a decisive role in the
developments of the group's research activities. As a junior group
leader, the candidate is not only expected to advance the own research
topic but also to contribute to the definition of research directions
of the group and to the formulation, submission, and management of
research proposals. The position is located in Linz/Austria. The
initial contract will have a duration of maximum 6 years and includes
a tenure-track option. The hired person will work on optimization and
control related to partial differential equations. He or she has
already established a research profile which combines excellence in
analytical and numerical innovation. The position will provide the
opportunity to build up an independent research team within the
Optimization and Optimal Control Group at RICAM.

Your profile: Doctorate related to the above requirements; Strong
background and research profile in partial differential equations,
control, and optimization; Strong background and research profile in
numerical mathematics and computing; Experience with third party
funding is welcome; English skills are needed. Our offer: Excellent
opportunities to work in a lively research environment and collaborate
with international experts in the fields related to the project; A
full-time position with tenure-track option and an annual gross salary
of at least 54.661,32 Euro according to the salary scheme of the
Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW); Additional funds for a PhD or
postdoc position as well as travel support will be provided.

Applications with personal and scientific data and a brief statement
about scientific interests and achievements should be sent by e-mail
to and The position
will be open until adequately filled. The Austrian Academy of
Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and
values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from
underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

From: Gianluigi Rozza
Date: March 12, 2022
Subject: Research Associate Position, Mathematics, SISSA, Italy

A new open position (12 months, with possible extension) as research
associate at SISSA, International School for Advanced Studies,
Mathematics Area, mathLab, Trieste, Italy ( is
available with deadline March 24, 2022 at 1pm (Rome time):


The project is "Advanced Reduced Order Methods for Parametrized
Problems in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Offline-Online
Applications , PRIN of Italian MUR.

Field of the research activity: efficient geometrical parametrisation,
reduced order modelling, computational fluid dynamics, turbulence,
optimisation, control, data assimilation, shape parametrisation,
reduced order methods, machine learning.

Competences: mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, scientific
computing and programming, CFD.

From: Victorita Dolean
Date: March 12, 2022
Subject: Chancellor Fellow Position, Scientific ML, Strathclyde, UK

A Chancellor Fellow (CF) position currently open in the NASC team at
the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) on the topic Scientific
Computing for Machine Learning.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is an internationally
renowned research intensive department specialising in the use of
modelling and analysis to solve many problems relevant to industry,
business and wider society. The Department has active research groups
in Numerical, Applied and Stochastic Analysis, Continuum Mechanics,
Population Modelling and Epidemiology/Health Statistics.

The department is currently seeking to appoint early career academics
who complement our strategic themes. Further particulars and
application here:

CF are very attractive open ended starting academic positions with a
low teaching load and a fast track to the next career level. The
deadline for application is: 10th of April 2022.

From: Colin Cotter
Date: March 08, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics, Imperial College

Dan Crisan and I have a 2 year postdoctoral research associate
position currently open:

The position will be to research new optimisation-based algorithms for
assimilating data into stochastic partial differential equations. We
are looking for someone with computational experience of numerical
solution of PDEs, particularly if they are interested in one or more
of uncertainty quantification, inverse problems, data assimilation,
stochastic filtering, stochastic PDEs.

The closing date is quite soon, and I'm very open to questions or
queries by email (

From: Harbir Antil
Date: March 09, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, George Mason University

The George Mason University, Center for Mathematics and Artificial
Intelligence (CMAI) and Department of Mathematical Sciences, invites
well-qualified candidates to apply for a twelve-month Postdoctoral
Research Fellow position. Just 20 miles from the Nations capital, GMU
is uniquely positioned to enable collaborations with multiple academic
institutions, government labs and industries. GMU has a strong
institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and
diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages
candidates to apply who will enrich GMU's academic and culturally
inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This position entails working directly with
Dr. Harbir Antil. Some of the current research interests in the group
are: algorithms for optimization problems governed by large-scale
physical models given by partial differential equations (PDEs),
optimization under uncertainty, fractional PDEs, inverse problems,
dimensionality reduction, deep learning, and applications.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of
yearly extensions depending on the availability of funds.

Contact: Interested candidates should reach out to Dr. Antil via email

From: Ricardo Oyarz=FAa
Date: March 09, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ del Bio-Bio

The Research Team project ACT21008 on Computational Mathematics for
Desalination Processes, a three-year project financed by ANID (Chile),
is offering one postdoctoral position at Universidad del Bio-Bio
(UBB), Universidad de Concepcion (UdeC) and Universidad Catolica de la
Santisima Concepcion (UCSC). The project seeks to contribute to the
numerical and computational study of mathematical models describing
different processes of seawater desalination with particular emphasis
on fluid-membrane interaction. The numerical methods to be employed
are Primal and Mixed Finite Element Methods, Discontinuous Galerkin
and Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin methods, and Virtual Element
Methods. The postdoctoral researcher will join a research team
conducted by seven researchers from UBB, UdeC and UCSC. Applicants
should have finished their doctoral work not before 2017. Candidates
are requested to submit a CV (including a list of publications), a
research statement describing the intended postdoctoral work, a letter
of intent, which should include an explicit statement of who should
supervise the project, and two letters of recommendation. The
positions are for one year and do not involve teaching
duties. Positions are renewable for up to three years by application
to the yearly FONDECYT postdoctoral research competition. Possibility
to apply for national grants in case of a longer stay is also
open. The positions are available from May 1, 2022; however there is
some flexibility in starting appointments. The monthly salary is
$1.800.000 before taxes (around US$ 2200). A flight ticket (round
trip) will be covered. Additional funding for attending meetings and
conferences within Chile is available. Applications should be
submitted by e-mail before April 8, 2022 to Dr. Ricardo Oyarzua,
Director, Proyecto Anillo ACT210087, Departamento de Matematica,
Universidad del Bio-Bio, Chile. E-mail:

From: Michal Kocvara
Date: March 11, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization, Prague, Czech Republic

A postdoctoral position in Engineering Optimization is available at
the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of
Sciences, Prague. The position is for one year and can be extended for
up to 30 months. It is funded by Czech Science Foundation project
No. 22- 15524S. The postdoctoral candidate will work on an engineering
optimization project with applications in mechanical engineering. More
specifically, the candidate will be working in one or more subfields
of nonlinear optimization, including polynomial, bilevel, structural,
semidefinite, and/or eigenvalue optimization.

The candidate must have a PhD in Operations Research, Applied
Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. The
candidate should demonstrate a solid background in nonlinear
optimization and have programming experience.

Interested candidates are invited to provide their basic contact
information at

The application materials should be combined to a single PDF file and
must contain: Academic curriculum vitae including a detailed list of
publications; Motivation letter (up to two pages), stating personal
goals and research interests and their relation to the research topic;
Copy of the Ph.D. diploma or the expected date of Ph.D. completion.
The file can be (preferably) submitted via the application form
specified above or by email to In addition, two letters
of recommendation from academic colleagues should be sent separately
by their authors to

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 31st
March 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is

From: Luis Gustavo Nonato
Date: March 08, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Position, Sao Paulo Univ (USP), Brazil

The Research Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry
(CEPID-CeMEAI) at USP in Sao Carlos / SP - Brazil opens a postdoctoral
position for a period of 1 year (extendable for 1 more year) in the
areas of Data Science and Visual Analytics to collaborate in the
project "Crime Analysis and Forecasting in Urban Environments - Tools
for Improving Public Policies in the Area of Security". The project
aims to develop techniques for analyzing spatio-temporal data to
identify crime patterns and predict crimes. The project is in
collaboration with Fundacao Getulio Vargas - RJ, Brazil. The
postdoctoral researcher will interact with members of both
institutions, but s/he will be hosted at ICMC-USP, Sao Carlos. We are
looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a doctorate in computer
science, applied mathematics, or related fields, with proven
experience and high-quality publications. Candidates must have
advanced programming skills (python) and a solid background in data
science or visual analytic techniques. Applicants must have completed
their doctorate in the past 7 years. Candidates are invited to send
1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae with a list of publications and
3) two letters of recommendation by email to Prof. Luis Gustavo Nonato
- - (PDF files) until April 30, 2022.

From: Tanya Kaushal Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Date: March 13, 2022
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Algebraic/Differential Geometry, India

I am offering two postdoc positions in algebraic/differential geometry
at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar. The deadline for
priority consideration is 30th March 2022.

Job Description: The post-doctoral fellows will be expected to work in
the interface of the areas of algebraic/differential/symplectic
geometry for surfaces or higher dimensional algebraic varieties, also
over fields of positive characteristics. A strong background in
algebra would be preferred. We hope that the selected candidates will
bring an interesting mix of new ideas and techniques to work with in
our research group. The selected postdoctoral candidates will be
mentored also on the teaching fronts so that he/she will have some
teaching experience required for various academic positions.

For more information please see the detailed advertisement here:
or here:

From: Bangti Jin
Date: March 12, 2022
Subject: PhD/Research Assistant Position, CUHK

The Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
invites the application for one PhD / research assistant position, to
collaborate with Dr. Bangti Jin, starting from July 1, 2022. The
project is to explore deep neural networks for inverse problems
associated with partial differential equations, with a focus on
developing efficient numerical algorithms and providing theoretical
guarantees. The specific inverse problems of interest include
electrical impedance tomography, current density impedance imaging and
conductivity imaging from partial interior data. The topics deal with
the development and application of neural networks and their
integration to inverse problems using modern optimization methods, and
the main tasks include

1) conduct numerical experiments on model inverse problems
2) conduct preliminary theoretical analysis of the algorithm, e.g.,
generalization error analysis
3) perform comparative study with traditional methods

The deadline for the application is March 20, 2022, and the
application and queries on the position should be directed to Bangti
Jin (

From: Marco Discacciati
Date: March 10, 2022
Subject: PhD Position, Numerical Computing, Loughborough Univ

One PhD position on "Computational models of parametric flow problems"
is available in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at
Loughborough University (UK). For more information and applications
please see

From: Scott Congreve
Date: March 08, 2022
Subject: PhD Positions, Numerical Analysis, Charles Univ, Czech Republic

Two four year Ph.D. studentships are available in the Department of
Numerical Mathematics at Charles University, Czech Republic, on the
Primus project "Agglomeration and refinement of polytopic meshes for
virtual element and discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods".

The Ph.D. grant will be 25000 CZK/month for the project duration
(until August 2025) and 20000 CZK/month thereafter. The expected start
date will be during September 2022.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree by the start date of the Ph.D.
(September 2022) and have a strong interest in numerical analysis and
finite element methods. Knowledge of MATLAB, C++, Python, or similar
is strongly recommended. Applicants will be required to demonstrate an
adequate command of English; i.e., at least B2 on CEFR.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to before April 17th 2022:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter explaining motivation and interest in this position
- Official Transcripts for their Master's and undergraduate studies
- Brief summary of Master's thesis (inc. PDF of thesis if available)
Additionally, the candidate should arrange 2 letters of recommendation
to be submitted directly to the same address before the deadline.

Further details can be found on the project website:

Informal enquiries about these studentships can be directed to:
Dr. Scott Congreve, Department of Numerical Mathematics, Sokolovska
83, 18675 Prague (

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