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NA Digest, V. 17, # 25


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NA Digest  Tuesday, September 19, 2017  Volume 17 : Issue 25

Today's Editor:

	Daniel M. Dunlavy
	Sandia National Labs
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Today's Topics:

	Werner Rheinboldt turning 90 on September 18th, 2017
	IMA Leslie Fox Prize Winners 2017
	SuiteSparse Matrix Collection relocated
	MLSVM 1.0, Multilevel Support Vector Machines
	New Book , Smooth Bézier Surfaces over Unstructured Meshes
	New Book, Fluid-Structure Interactions
	New Book, Intelligent Computations
	New Book, The Seduction of Curves
	IMA Early Career Mathematicians, UK, Oct 2017
	Parallel Mesh Partitioning and Adaptation, France, Oct 2017
	Copper Mountain Iterative Methods, USA, Mar 2018
	High Performance Scientific Computing, Vietnam, Mar 2018
	Lattice Boltzmann Methods with OpenLB Software Lab, Germany, Mar 2018
	Geometric Modeling and Processing, Germany, Apr 2018
	Curves and Surfaces, France, Jun-Jul 2018
	Applied Modeling, Bulgaria, July 2108
	Department Chair Position, ISE, Lehigh Univ
	Faculty Positions, Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech
	W2 Professor Position, Numerical Mathematics, Mainz, Germany
	W2-Professorship Position, Applied Mathematics
	Asst Professor Position, Comp Math or Statistics, Boise State Univ
	NA Position, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
	University Assistant Position, Univ Graz
	Postdoc Position, Computing Sciences, LLNL
	Postdoc Position, Math & Statistics, ODU Research Foundation
	Postdoc Position, Optimization, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
	Postdoc Position, Temple
	Postdoc Positions, Analysis, Modeling and Control, Ohio State Univ
	PhD Position, KTH, Stockholm.
	PhD Positions, Mathematics, Univ of Cambridge
	Contents, Constructive Approximation, 46 (2)
	Contents, Reliable Computing, 25

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From: Bernd Simeon [log in to unmask]
Date: September 12, 2017
Subject: Werner Rheinboldt turning 90 on September 18th, 2017

On September 18th this year Werner C. Rheinboldt, one of the pioneers
of numerical analysis, will turn 90. On the occasion of this
anniversary, I would like to draw the attention of the NA-Digest
readers to his outstanding scientific oeuvre. Three prominent examples are

His groundbreaking work on the numerical solution of systems of
nonlinear equations. Probably everybody in numerical analysis knows or
at least has heard of the book 'Solution of Nonlinear Equations in
Several Variables' by the late James M. Ortega and Werner
C. Rheinboldt. It appeared 1970 and was reprinted by SIAM in
2000. Meanwhile, 9993 citations have been counted for this seminal

A posteriori error analysis for finite elements started with the paper
'Error estimates for adaptive finite element computations' by Ivo
Babuska and Werner C. Rheinboldt, SINUM 1978, which triggered an
avalanche of research in the following decades.

Werner C. Rheinboldt very early perceived the importance of geometry
in numerical analysis. Today, this has become crucial in fields such
as geometric numerical integration and isogeometric analysis.  But
already in the 1980s he used concepts from differential geometry to
solve DAEs, as described in 'Differential-algebraic systems as
differential equations on manifolds', Math. Comp. 1984.  His career
stations include the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg, the
National Bureau of Standards, the Universities of Syracuse and
Maryland, the University of Pittsburgh, and finally the TU Muenchen
where he became an honorary member of the Math Department after his
move back to Germany in 2007. He served as president of SIAM from 1976
to 1978 and was a member of various councils, among them the
Scientific Board of the Zuse Institute Berlin.

Speaking on behalf of numerical analysts worldwide, let me
congratulate and express our warm thanks to him for his outstanding
work, for his inspiration and for the deep insight that he shared with us.


From: Andy Wathen [log in to unmask]
Date: September 18, 2017
Subject: IMA Leslie Fox Prize Winners 2017

The report on the IMA Leslie Fox Prize meeting held in Glasgow this
summer is now available from the prize web pages:

The first Prize was won by
    Nicole Spillane (Ecole Polytechnique)

and second prizes were awarded to
    Mario Berljafa (KU Leuven)
    Evan Gawlik (University of California, San Diego)
    Robert Gower (Ecole Normale Superieure)
    Lise-Marie Imbert-Gerard (New York University)
    Aretha Teckentrup (University of Edinburgh)

Andy Wathen, Ben Leimkuhler, Des Higham


From: Tim Davis [log in to unmask]
Date: September 15, 2017
Subject: SuiteSparse Matrix Collection relocated

The SuiteSparse Matrix Collection (formerly the Univ. of Florida
Sparse Matrix Collection) has moved.  The new URL is .

I have also created new Java and MATLAB interfaces to the collection,
in a package called ssget, which replaces UFget.  The MATLAB function
ssget links to the URL, but I also have a new UFget
MATLAB function that calls ssget, so you can continue to use the old
name UFget in your MATLAB scripts, if you wish.

The matrices have not changed, and the UF site continues to be active.
However, new matrices will only be added to the

Check out the website, which is completely
redesigned from the old site at UF.  The new site was designed by my
PhD student, Scott Kolodziej, and several other students.

Tim Davis
Texas A&M University


From: Ilya Safro [log in to unmask]
Date: September 17, 2017
Subject: MLSVM 1.0, Multilevel Support Vector Machines

We are pleased to announce the release of MLSVM 1.0, a library of fast
multilevel algorithms for training nonlinear support vector machine
models on large-scale datasets. The library is developed as an
extension of PETSc to support, among other applications, the analysis
of datasets in scientific computing.

- The best quality/performance trade-off is achieved with algebraic
  multigrid coarsening
- Tested on academic, industrial, and healthcare datasets
- Generates multiple models for each training
- Effective on imbalanced datasets

Download MLSVM at

Corresponding paper: Sadrfaridpour, Razzaghi and Safro "Engineering
multilevel support vector machines", 2017,


From: Michel Bercovier [log in to unmask]
Date: September 12, 2017
Subject: New Book , Smooth Bézier Surfaces over Unstructured Meshes

"Smooth Bezier Surfaces over Unstructured Meshes" published by
Springer, Lecture Notes of the Unione Matematica Italiane.

"An important contribution to a problem of considerable contemporary
interest" (T J R Hughes)

The extension of Isogeometric Analysis (IgA) over unstructred meshes
is crucial for the analysis of real life geometries. Using a mixture
of geometry, graph theory and linear analysis, the monograph
completely solves this problem for C1-surfaces defined over plane
bilinear Bezier patches .The corresponding results for B-Splines are
then a simple consequences. The book is a step forward in Isogeometric
Analysis and its applications. It provides a bridge between Finite
Element Methods and Isogeometric Analysis.

To order:


From: Thomas Richter [log in to unmask]
Date: September 12, 2017
Subject: New Book, Fluid-Structure Interactions

"Fluid-structure Interactions. Models, Analysis and Finite Elements"
by Thomas Richter, Springer 2017, 1st Edition

This book starts by introducing the fundamental concepts of
mathematical continuum mechanics for fluids and solids and their
coupling. Special attention is given to the derivation of variational
formulations for the subproblems describing fluid- and solid-mechanics
as well as the coupled fluid-structure interaction problem. Two
monolithic formulations for fluid-structure interactions are described
in detail: the well-established ALE formulation and the modern Fully
Eulerian formulation, which can effectively deal with problems
featuring large deformation and contact. Further, the book provides
details on state-of-the-art discretization schemes for fluid- and
solid-mechanics and considers the special needs of coupled problems
with interface-tracking and interface-capturing techniques. Lastly,
advanced topics like goal-oriented error estimation, multigrid
solution and gradient-based optimization schemes are discussed in the
context of fluid-structure interaction problems.

The first parts of this book have a textbook character and are well
suited for lectures.


From: GEORGE A ANASTASSIOU [log in to unmask]
Date: September 11, 2017
Subject: New Book, Intelligent Computations

George A. Anastassiou, Intelligent computations: Abstract fractional
calculus, inequalities, approximations

This rather brief monograph is regarding the strong fractional
analysis of Banach space valued functions of a real domain. Our
results are of abstract: analytic inequalities, Korovkin approximation
of functions and neural network approximation. The chapters are
self-contained and can be read independently. This concise monograph
is suitable to be used in related graduate classes and many research
projects. An extensive list of references is given per chapter. The
book's results are expected to find applications in many areas of pure
and applied mathematics. As such this monograph is suitable for
various researchers and seminars and to be in all science and
engineering libraries.


From: Eoghan Barry [log in to unmask]
Date: September 15, 2017
Subject: New Book, The Seduction of Curves

The Seduction of Curves: The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics,
Art, and the Nude by Allan McRobie

With photography by Helena Weightman
Hardcover | 2017 | $35.00 | 27.95 GBP | ISBN: 9780691175331
168 pp. | 8 x 10 | 179 color illus. 38 halftones. 69 line illus.

Curves are seductive. These smooth, organic lines and surfaces---like
those of the human body---appeal to us in an instinctive, visceral way
that straight lines or the perfect shapes of classical geometry never
could. In this large-format book, lavishly illustrated in color
throughout, Allan McRobie takes the reader on an alluring exploration
of the beautiful curves that shape our world---from our bodies to
Salvador Dali's paintings and the space-time fabric of the universe

More details:

NA-Digest subscribers can receive a 25% discount on orders of this
title through our website by entering the following discount code at
checkout: P06328


From: Pamela Bye [log in to unmask]
Date: September 15, 2017
Subject: IMA Early Career Mathematicians, UK, Oct 2017

IMA Early Career Mathematicians' Autumn Conference 2017 Saturday 21
October 2017, James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh

Do you want to get more involved with the IMA? Are you keen to rub
shoulders with your mathematical peers? Then come along to the Early
Career Mathematicians' Autumn conference on Saturday 21 October 2017
at the University of Edinburgh. The conference will interest
mathematicians early in their career, be it in academia or industry,
as well students of mathematics and statistics, and those with an
interest in the subject. There will be plenty of time to network;
allowing you the opportunity to meet people with similar interests and
find out more about the wide range of careers that are available.

Confirmed speakers
Nicholas Brusby (Rolls-Royce plc) Mathematics in the aerospace
industry, and other less interesting applications
Rob Mastrodomenico (Global Sports Statistics) Title TBC
Chris Sangwin (University of Edinburgh) 400 years of educational

Further Information
Conference webpage:
For further information or to register your interest in this
conference, please contact the IMA Conferences Department: Email
[log in to unmask], Tel +44 (0) 1702 354 020, Institute of
Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson
Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.


From: Cédric Lachat [log in to unmask]
Date: September 12, 2017
Subject: Parallel Mesh Partitioning and Adaptation, France, Oct 2017

We have the pleasure to announce that the first "PaMPA day" workshop
will take place the 18th of October at Inria Bordeaux --
Sud-Ouest. This workshop will address the different ways to use PaMPA
for parallel remeshing. Distributed mesh management issues will also
be discussed.

Further information on this workshop will be given at a later date on


From: Michele Benzi [log in to unmask]
Date: September 14, 2017
Subject: Copper Mountain Iterative Methods, USA, Mar 2018

The Fifteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
March 25th - March 30, 2018
Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

The Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods, held every other
year, is the premiere conference on all aspects of iterative solution
methods and their applications. The meeting is organized in
cooperation with SIAM.

Highlighted topics for the 2018 meeting are: AMG for nonsymmetric
systems; Asynchronous iterative solvers; Eigenvalue and singular value
methods and applications; Inverse problems, regularization; Iterative
methods in applications (earth systems, energy, fluids,
electromagnetics, imaging); Iterative solvers at extreme scale and on
high concurrency node architectures; Iterative solvers for matrix
equations; Iterative solvers in data science and engineering;
Optimization of Complex Problems/Systems (PDE-constrained
optimization, optimization under uncertainty, and uncertainty, and
simulation-based optimization); Nonlinear solvers; Randomized
iterative solvers and preconditioners; Rank-structured solvers and
preconditioners; Robust and scalable iterative solution of couple
multi-physics problems; Solvers for indefinite systems; Surrogate
modeling/model reduction; Uncertainty quantification/PDEs with random data

Important Deadlines:
Student competition papers: January 10, 2018
Author abstracts: January 15, 2018
Early registration: January 19, 2018

Lodging: Please reserve early as rooms are limited (we recommend
booking no later than February 21 as any unclaimed rooms will be
released after that date)

For additional information, see


From: Phan Thanh An [log in to unmask]
Date: September 16, 2017
Subject: High Performance Scientific Computing, Vietnam, Mar 2018

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes
March 19-23, 2018
Hanoi, Vietnam

Detailed information can be found at the conference websites and
(Participants can register, reserve hotel and submit data needed for
applying for a Vietnamese visa by using these conference websites.)
Proceedings will be published by Springer.

Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts: September
29, 2017.
Notification of acceptance for presentation: December 22, 2017.
Deadline for applying a business visa through the organizers:
January 19, 2018.
Deadline for hotel reservation: January 19, 2018.

Contact address: [log in to unmask]


From: Mathias J. Krause [log in to unmask]
Date: September 13, 2017
Subject: Lattice Boltzmann Methods with OpenLB Software Lab, Germany, Mar 2018

Registration is now open for the spring school Lattice Boltzmann
Methods with OpenLB Software Lab that will be held in Karlsruhe,
Germany, from 19. to 23. March 2018. The spring school introduces
scientists and applicants from industry to the theory of LBM and
trains them on practical problems. The first half of the week is
dedicated to the theoretical fundamentals of LBM up to ongoing
research on selected topics. Followed by mentored training on case
studies using OpenLB in the second half, where the participants gain
deep insights into LBM and its applications. This educational concept
is probably unique in the LBM community and offers a comprehensive and
personal guided approach to LBM. Participants also benefit from the
knowledge exchange during poster session, coffee breaks and the
excursion. We look forward to your participation.

Mind that the number of participants is limited and that the
registration follows a first come first serve principle.

More information:

On behalf of the spring school executive committee, Ezeddine Sediki,
Mathias J. Krause, Mahdi Tekitek, Albert Mink.


From: John Evans [log in to unmask]
Date: September 11, 2017
Subject: Geometric Modeling and Processing, Germany, Apr 2018

The 12th International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Processing
(GMP 2018) will take place April 9-11, 2018 in Aachen, Germany. GMP is
an annual international conference series on geometric modeling,
simulation, and computing. The modeling and processing of geometric
data is fundamental to many computer applications, including computer
graphics, computer vision, CAD/CAM, medical imaging, engineering
analysis, robotics, additive manufacturing, and scientific
computation. GMP conferences provide researchers and practitioners
with a forum for exchanging new ideas, discussing new applications,
and presenting new solutions. The organizers of GMP 2018 invite
submission of full-length papers on topics including, but not limited,
to the following:

- Mathematical foundations of computer-aided geometric design
- Computational geometry algorithms and analyses
- Multi-resolution and heterogeneous modeling
- Geometric feature modeling and recognition
- Representation of curves and surfaces
- Discrete differential geometry
- Isogeometric analysis
- Shape optimization
- Material modeling
- 3D printing and computational manufacturing

Abstracts are due October 26, 2018, and full papers are due November
2, 2017. The conference proceedings will be published in a special
issue of Computer-Aided Geometric Design. Further conference details
including important dates and submission details may be found at the
conference website:


From: Marie-Laurence Mazure [log in to unmask]
Date: September 15, 2017
Subject: Curves and Surfaces, France, Jun-Jul 2018

9th Curves and Surfaces Conf., June 28-July 4, 2018, Arcachon, France
Registration and submission (open)
Deadline for abstract submission: February 15th 2018
Deadline for early bird registration: April 30th 2018

INVITED SPEAKERS: Alexander Bobenko, Emmanuel Candes, Maria Charina,
Elaine Cohen, Philipp Grohs, Frances Kuo, Mauro Maggioni, Jorg Peters,
Amit Singer, Max Wardetzky

- Constrained approximation (Dany Leviatan)
- High dimensional approximation (Vladimir Temlyakov)
- Applications in energy industry (Christian Gout)
- Isogeometric Analysis (Giancarlo Sangalli,  Mario Kapl)
- Mathematical aspects of 3D printing  (Georg Muntingh)
- Advances in radial basis approximation (Thomas Hangelbroek)
- Topological data analysis and learning (Steve Oudot)
- Shape processing (Martin Rumpf)
- PDE and variational methods for geometry processing for images
      (Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb, Simon Masnou)
- Advances on Prony's methods (Stefan Kunis)


From: Ivan Ganchev Ivanov [log in to unmask]
Date: September 18, 2017
Subject: Applied Modeling, Bulgaria, July 2108

The International Conference "Applied Modeling in Economics, Finance
and Social Sciences (AMEFSS 2018)" to be held on the 1-6 July 2018 in
Bulgaria, The deadline is March 30, 2018

Two different directions are developed in the conference: Stochastic
Modeling and Optimization and Applied Modeling in Economic Sciences

The conference topics are the following, but are not limited to:
mathematical modeling; stochastic modeling; optimization and control;
machine learning and model predictive; data and business
analytics. The conference will cover a wide range of topics on the
most recent developments and modeling in Economics, Management and
Social Sciences. Researchers are encouraged to exchange their
experience in resolving practical challenges they have encountered and
discuss contemporary economic policies and issues.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Vasile Dragan, Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow"
Academy of Romanian Scientists, Romania

Mustapha Ait Rami , PhD in Applied Mathematics (Systems & Control)
EMSI engineering school, Marrakech, Morocco

Mikhail Posypkin, Head of the Applied Optimization Department
Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control"
Russian Academy of Sciences

There are possibilities for publication of the presented papers in
different Scopus journals.


From: Frank E. Curtis [log in to unmask]
Date: September 13, 2017
Subject: Department Chair Position, ISE, Lehigh Univ

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh
University invites applications and nominations for the position of
Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
(ISE). We seek a high-profile, accomplished researcher who is a
dynamic leader with a vision to build upon the continued growth and
success of the Department and to expand its interdisciplinary efforts
within Lehigh.

Full details can be found here:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled.  For full consideration, application materials
should be received on-line by October 15,
2017. Candidates should provide a statement of educational, research,
and leadership philosophy, a curriculum vitae, full contact
information of at least three references, and a cover letter. Any
inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Professors
Wojciech Z. Misiolek and Frank E.  Curtis, Co-Chairs of the Search
Committee at ([log in to unmask]).


From: Rich Vuduc [log in to unmask]
Date: September 11, 2017
Subject: Faculty Positions, Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech

Computational Science and Engineering solves real-world problems in
science, engineering, health, and social domains, by using high-
performance computing, modeling and simulation, large-scale 'big data'
analytics, and machine learning. The School of Computational Science
and Engineering of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute
of Technology seeks tenure-track faculty at all levels. Our school
seeks candidates who may specialize in a broad range of application
areas including biomedical and health; urban systems and smart cities;
social good and sustainable development; materials and manufacturing;
and national security. Applicants must have an outstanding record of
research, a sincere commitment to teaching, and interest in engaging
in substantive interdisciplinary research with collaborators in other

For best consideration, applications are due by December 15, 2017. The
application material should include a full academic CV, a personal
narrative on teaching and research, a list of at least three
references and up to three sample publications. Georgia Tech is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women
and under- represented minorities are strongly encouraged.

For more information, please visit:


From: Martin Hanke [log in to unmask]
Date: September 19, 2017
Subject: W2 Professor Position, Numerical Mathematics, Mainz, Germany

The department of Physics, Mathematics, and Informatics (FB 08) of the
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU) invites applications for the
position of a University Professor for Numerical Mathematics (W2
LBesG) at the Institute of Mathematics at the earliest
opportunity. The successful candidate will complement and extend the
research areas in the Numerics group, in particularly with respect to
applications in natural sciences. It is expected that she/he will use
the opportunity to actively participate in the Collaborative Research
Centers SFB-TRR 146 "Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft Matter
Systems" and SFB-TRR 165 "Waves to Weather." Admissible candidates are
internationally renowned scientists with an expertise in the fields of
uncertainty quantification, stochastic Galerkin methods, and/or
reduced order methods.

The appointment requires participation in teaching activities in
numerical mathematics in its full breath. The cadidate will also
contribute adequately to the teaching activities of the Institute of
Mathematics, in particular in the Masters programme "Computational

Deadline for applications is October, 19, 2017. The full text of the
call can be found at


From: Markus Bause [log in to unmask]
Date: September 18, 2017
Subject: W2-Professorship Position, Applied Mathematics

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University 
Hamburg, Germany invites applications to a W2-Professorship in Applied 

Full details can be found at:

The application deadline is October 22nd, 2017.


From: Grady Wright [log in to unmask]
Date: September 11, 2017
Subject: Asst Professor Position, Comp Math or Statistics, Boise State Univ

The Department of Mathematics at Boise State University invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant
professor starting in fall 2018. Candidates must demonstrate strong
research potential in computational mathematics, computational
statistics, or scientific computing and be able to contribute to the
Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) emphasis area of the new
interdisciplinary PhD program in Computing.

For more information about the position and for details on applying,
please visit  Applications
received by November 30, 2017 will receive full consideration for the


From: Jennifer Scott [log in to unmask]
Date: September 18, 2017
Subject: NA Position, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

We have an fixed-term opening for an outstanding, ambitious junior
numerical analysis researcher to join the Computational Mathematcis
Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford,
England. The Group's main focus is on topics relating to large-scale
numerical linear algebra and optimization.

The position will involve undertaking novel independent and
collaborative scientific research at an international level in an area
of computational numerical analysis that is closely related to the
existing research interests of the Group and is in line with the
research grant 'Least Squares: Fit for the Future', awarded by the
EPSRC Mathematics Programme.

Further responsibilities will include developing national and
international research collaborations, and working with colleagues on
the development and expansion of projects involving STFC scientific
facilities (notably the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source, Diamond
Light Source and RAL Space).

For further details, please visit Please contact
us ([log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]) with any
specific queries. The closing date for applications is 5th November
2017, however, we encourage early applications as some candidates may
be interviewed before this date.


From: Klemens Fellner [log in to unmask]
Date: September 18, 2017
Subject: University Assistant Position, Univ Graz

Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling an
University Assistant with PhD (40 hours a week; fixed-term employment
for the period of 6 years; position to be filled as of January 2nd, 2018)

For more information follow the link:

In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority


From: Jeffrey Hittinger [log in to unmask]
Date: September 18, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Computing Sciences, LLNL

The Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(LLNL) is soliciting applications for the Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral
Fellowship in the Computing Sciences.  This fellowship will be awarded
to one outstanding candidate with exceptional talent, scientific track
record, and potential for significant achievements in computational
mathematics, scientific computing, or computer science.  The fellow
will have the freedom to pursue their own research agenda under the
guidance of an LLNL staff scientist who serves as a mentor.  The
appointment will be for one year renewable for a second year.

LLNL is a premier research and development institution for science and
technology applied to national security that has been a leader in
scientific and high-performance computing for decades.  The
Computation Directorate in the laboratory conducts world-class,
collaborative scientific research and development in high performance
computing, computational physics, numerical mathematics, computer
science, and data science.  Major research thrust areas include
scalable algorithms and software for linear and nonlinear solvers,
partial differential equations, adaptive mesh refinement, verification
and uncertainty quantification, large-scale data analysis, scientific
visualization, performance tools, programming models, and compiler

Interested applicants can find more information about eligibility,
benefits, and the application process on the Fernbach Fellowship web
page (  Deadline for application
is November 5, 2017.


From: Rana Harper [log in to unmask]
Date: September 14, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Math & Statistics, ODU Research Foundation

The Old Dominion University Research Foundation has a current
opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work in the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University.
This project's focus is the development and implementation of
high-order entropy stable spectral collocation methods for the 3-D
Navier-Stokes equations on adaptive grids.  The selected candidate
will work in close collaboration with Professor N. Yamaleev of Old
Dominion University and an established team of research scientists
from NASA Langley Research Center.  The position requires a
Ph.D. degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering or a closely
related field.  Additionally, good programming skills in FORTRAN 90
and MPI, and hands-on experience with 3-D unstructured grid solvers is
required. Knowledge of high-order spectral collocation or
Discontinuous Galerkin schemes and grid adaptation techniques is a
plus, but not required. This is an Army Research Office grant-funded
position with an initial appointment period of one year.  Subsequent
years depend on funding availability and candidate performance. Highly
motivated and interested candidates are encouraged to visit the ODU
Research Foundation Employment page and apply at:  Please include CV and cover letter
describing research experience and interests. The review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.  Position # 17036 AA/EOE/M/F/D/V/DFW


From: Juliane Mueller [log in to unmask]
Date: September 14, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Optimization, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

The Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering has an immediate
opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the development of
computational optimization algorithms for solving computationally
expensive black-box optimization problems, in particular problems with
uncertainty. We are looking for a candidate with experience in
nonlinear optimization, including mixed-integer, derivative-free, or
global optimization, who is interested in developing new solution
approaches that integrate uncertainty quantification methods in
optimization algorithms.  The candidate will work independently as
well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment that
includes mathematicians, computer/computational scientists, and domain
scientists. The candidate will have the opportunity to apply their
developments to exciting application areas.

For more information about the optimization at LBL, please visit


From: Daniel Szyld [log in to unmask]
Date: September 19, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Position, Temple

We encourage applications for a postdoc position in "Computational and
Applied Mathematics." This includes, Numerical Linear Algebra,
Numerical PDEs, Computational Science, Mathematical Biology,
Scientific Computing, and Computational Modeling. The best
applications are those where there is a clear match with a mentor
faculty member from the Department ( Feel free to
contact the appropriate faculty member if you have questions, or
simply to explore common interests.

The official ad from mathjobs #10742 reads as follows:

The Department of Mathematics at Temple University seeks applications
for two Postdoctoral Assistant Professors (non-tenure
track). Preferred areas for the search are Algebra, Analysis, and
Computational and Applied Mathematics, but strong candidates in other
areas will be given consideration.  The positions are intended for new
or recent Ph.D.s with strong research potential and excellent teaching
skills. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics by the time of
appointment and will be each paired with a faculty mentor (or mentors)
in their research areas.  The initial appointment is for two years,
with the possibility of extension to a third year per mutual
agreement. The teaching load is 2-1 in the first two years.
Applications should be submitted through and include the
standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a cover letter
naming at least one possible mentor, a CV, a research statement, a
teaching statement, and four letters of recommendation, one of which
should address the candidate's teaching qualifications.

Please direct all inquiries to [log in to unmask]

Screening of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will
continue until the position is filled. Temple University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty. We especially encourage
applications from women, minority candidates and other
underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences. The Department
of Mathematics at Temple University abides by the AMS postdoctoral
offer response date guidelines.


From: Mingjun Zhang [log in to unmask]
Date: September 18, 2017
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Analysis, Modeling and Control, Ohio State Univ

We have post-doc position openings on

1) Data analysis of risk factors, assessments and biomarkers for
   disease diagnosis;

2) Mathematical modeling of disease dynamics for diagnosis and

3) Control and optimization of micro-/nano-scale biological systems.

Interested candidates please send your CV to [log in to unmask]


From: Anna-Karin Tornberg [log in to unmask]
Date: September 19, 2017
Subject: PhD Position, KTH, Stockholm.

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) announces a PhD student
position in Applied and Computational Mathematics with specialization
in Numerical Analysis.

For more information and links to the ads in both Swedish and English,

Deadline of application: October 11, 2017.


From: Tessa Blackman [log in to unmask]
Date: September 14, 2017
Subject: PhD Positions, Mathematics, Univ of Cambridge

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PhD positions in Mathematics at the Cambridge
Centre for Analysis, University of Cambridge

Applications are sought for the CCA PhD course in Mathematical
Analysis starting in October 2018.

We are looking for first-class applicants who are either doing (or
have completed) a Masters-level course in mathematics or a four-year
degree course in a mathematical subject, and who ideally have some
prior experience of studying mathematical analysis.

The Cambridge Centre for Analysis is a Centre for Doctoral Training
based at the University of Cambridge, funded by the UK Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The Centre offers a unique
four-year PhD programme spanning pure, stochastic, computational and
applied analysis.

We believe that excellence in mathematical analysis requires a very
broad basis and our aim is to train students to be able and willing to
deploy a very wide range of techniques. This unique course has an
emphasis on team working and communication, alongside personal effort
and excellence, to foster a spirit of breadth and collaboration.

Positions may be funded by either EPSRC studentships, University of
Cambridge scholarships or other means.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018. Applicants from
outside the UK/EU who seek scholarships should apply well before:
refer to for

To find out more, visit or
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From: Edward Saff [log in to unmask]
Date: September 12, 2017
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation, 46 (2)

Constructive Approximation
Volume 46 Number 2
Table of Contents

Lower Bounds for Haar Projections: Deterministic Examples, Andreas
Seeger, Tino Ullrich

Best Rational Approximation of Functions with Logarithmic
Singularities, Alexander Pushnitski, Dmitri Yafaev

Strictly Positive Definite Kernels on the Torus, J. Guella,
V. A. Menegatto

Orthogonal Polynomials on the Circle for the Weight w Satisfying
Conditions w,w^{-1} \in BMO, Sergey Denisov, Keith Rush

On the Zeros and Critical Points of Polynomials with Nonnegative
Coefficients: A Nonconvex Analogue of the Gauss-Lucas Theorem,
Blagovest Sendov, Hristo Sendov

Some Properties of the Derivatives on Sierpinski Gasket Type Fractals,
Shiping Cao, Hua Qiu

Approximation and Orthogonality in Sobolev Spaces on a Triangle, Yuan


From: Ralph Baker Kearfott [log in to unmask]
Date: September 15, 2017
Subject: Contents, Reliable Computing, 25

A special volume (volume 25) of the on-line journal "Reliable
Computing," containing the post-conference SCAN 2016
( proceedings has appeared.  Open
access is available at:

13 papers have appeared;  see the above URL.  A sampling is:

- Yuka Kobayashi, Takeshi Ogita, and Katsuhisa Ozaki, Acceleration of
  a Preconditioning Method for Ill-Conditioned Dense Linear Systems
  by Use of a BLAS-based Method.
- Jihad Titi and Jurgen Garloff, Fast Determination of the Tensorial
  and Simplicial Bernstein Forms of Multivariate Polynomials and
  Rational Functions.
- Stef Graillat, Clothilde Jeangoudoux, and Christoph Lauter, MPDI:
  A Decimal Multiple-Precision Interval Arithmetic Library.
- Akitoshi Takayasu, Makoto Mizuguchi, Takayuki Kubo, and Shin'ichi
  Oishi, Accurate Method of Verified Computing for Solutions of
  Semilinear Heat Equations.
- Andreas Rauh, Susann Tiede and Cornelia Klenke, An Interval-Based
  Algorithm for Feature Extraction from Speech Signals.
- Takuma Kimura, Teruya Minamoto, and Mitsuhiro T. Nakao, Optimal
  Order Constructive a Priori Error Estimates for a Full Discrete
  Approximation of the Heat Equation.

In addition to Volume 25, papers in volume 24, a regular volume, have
been published.  We we invite you to explore the contents at the above

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