Subject: NA Digest, V. 15, # 03

NA Digest  Monday, January 19, 2015  Volume 15 : Issue 03

Today's Editor:

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

	17th IMA Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis
	New Book, Numerical Methods in Matrix Computations
	Supercomputing Frontiers, Singapore, Mar 2015
	Approx Meth/Modeling in Env/Natural Resources, France, Jun 2015
	Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, Greece, Jun 2015
	Domain Decomposition Methods for PDEs, Canada, Aug 2015
	deal.II User and Developer Workshop, USA, Aug 2015

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From: Nick Gould [log in to unmask]
Date: January 19, 2015
Subject: 17th IMA Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis

17th IMA Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis - final reminder

The Seventeenth IMA Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place on Monday
June 22nd, 2015, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, just prior to the 26th
Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis.

Entries for the Seventeenth Leslie Fox Prize competition should be
submitted by January 31, 2015. Any person who is less than 31 years
old on January 1st, 2015 and has not already won a first prize is
eligible. Each entry should consist of a paper, describing some of the
candidate's research, that is suitable for a 40 minute lecture at a
numerical analysis meeting.

The entries will be considered by an Adjudicating Committee comprising
Nick Gould (Chairman, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), Ben Leimkuhler
(U. Edinburgh) and Andy Wathen (U. Oxford).

Full details of the prize, and the submission procedure, may be found


From: Ake Bjorck [log in to unmask]
Date: January 16, 2015
Subject: New Book, Numerical Methods in Matrix Computations

Numerical Methods in Matrix Computations, 2015
Springer Series: Textbook in Applied Mathematics

by Ake Bjorck

The book consists of four parts devoted to: Direct Methods for Linear
Equations, Least Squares Problems, Matrix Eigenvalue Problems, and
Iterative Methods. The book is suitable for courses at advanced
undergraduate and graduate levels. A comprehensive bibliography is
provided containing historical and review papers as well as research

More information available at:


From: Denise Leicester [log in to unmask]
Date: January 16, 2015
Subject: Supercomputing Frontiers, Singapore, Mar 2015

Singapore will play host to the Supercomputing Frontiers Conference,
set to take place March 17-20. Organised by Singapore’s A*STAR
Computational Resource Centre, the conference will provide a vital
platform for industry and academic experts to interact and explore the
latest global trends and innovations in high performance computing.

The conference themes include the following:
- Supercomputing applications in domains of critical impact in
  economic and human terms, and especially those requiring computing
  resources approaching exascale;
- Big data science merging with supercomputing with associated issues
  of I/O, high bandwidth networking, storage, workflows and real time
- Architectural complexity of exascale systems with special focus on
  supercomputing interconnects, interconnect topologies and routing,
  and interplay of interconnect topologies with algorithmic
  communication patterns for both numerically intensive computations
  and big data; and
- Any other topic that push the boundaries of supercomputing to
  exascale and beyond

Jack Dongarra, Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka are among the
keynote speakers scheduled to present at the event.

Registration is now open, and attendees can register here -

A Call for Papers
( for the
conference can be accessed as well.


From: Amaziane [log in to unmask]
Date: January 16, 2015
Subject: Approx Meth/Modeling in Env/Natural Resources, France, Jun 2015

6th International Conference on Approximation Methods and Numerical
Modeling in Environment and Natural Resources (MAMERN VI-2015)

June 1-5, 2015, Pau, France
Contact: [log in to unmask]

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st February, 2015

Topics: Approximation and modeling applied to environment sciences and
natural resources; New applications and developments in approximation
methods; Mathematics and computation in geosciences; Modeling of
ecosystems; Oceanographic and coastal engineering; Numerical modeling
of flow and transport in porous media; Mathematical analysis of models
in porous media; Multi-Scale Modeling of Flow and Transport in Porous
Media; Statistical modeling in geosciences; Stochastic partial
differential equations

Selected papers from MAMERN VI-2015 will be published, after a
refereeing process, as a Special Issue of the Journal MATHEMATICS AND


From: Ilse Ipsen [log in to unmask]
Date: January 18, 2015
Subject: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, Greece, Jun 2015

The sixth Gene Golub SIAM Summer School will take place in Delphi,
Greece, 15-26 June 2015.

The focus of the summer school is Randomization in Numerical Linear
Algebra, that is, the design of numerical linear algebra algorithms by
means of randomized methods, such as random sampling or random

Application information is available here:
The application deadline is 1 February 2015.

With best regards from the organizers:
Ilse Ipsen, Petros Drineas, Stratis Gallopoulos, and Michael Mahoney


From: Ronald Haynes [log in to unmask]
Date: January 19, 2015
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods for PDEs, Canada, Aug 2015

“Domain Decomposition Methods for PDEs" Short Course + Collaborative
Workshop, organized by the AARMS Collaborative Research Group in
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing,
Aug. 4, 2015 — Aug. 8, 2015 -  Halifax, NS, Canada

The use of computational methods to treat mathematical models in
science and engineering is widespread. Such models often involve PDEs,
and the efficiency of these algorithms on modern high performance
computing systems relies on the ability to parallelize the
computations. The aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction
to the state of the art in theory and practical applications of domain
decomposition (DD) methods for PDEs.

The program will begin with a two-day short course given by
Prof. Martin Gander (Geneva). Prof. Gander is an internationally
recognized leading expert in Schwarz methods - a class of DD methods
for steady state and time dependent PDEs.  The middle component of the
program will focus on presentations by researchers whose work may
benefit from the use of DD methods for PDEs arising as mathematical
models in practical applications. The final segment of the program
will feature a workshop format in which breakout teams will
investigate the process of introducing DD techniques into the
numerical simulations that arise in the applications identified

Confirmed DD experts include David Keyes (KAUST), Victorita Dolean
(Nice) and Felix Kwok (Hong Kong Baptist).

Some funding for students will be available. More information and
registration details will appear shortly at


From: Wolfgang Bangerth [log in to unmask]
Date: January 15, 2015
Subject: deal.II User and Developer Workshop, USA, Aug 2015

There will, as every odd year, be a US edition of the annual deal.II

  deal.II User and Developer Workshop
       College Station, TX
	August 3-7, 2015

With support from NSF, we can support travel by a limited number
(20-30) of students and postdocs from within the US, but participants
from elsewhere and at other career stages are of course welcome as

As in previous years, the format will allow everyone interested to
give short talks, but we keep a significant fraction of time blocked
off for a "hackathon" style meeting where people are encouraged to
work on their own or shared projects in a setting where plenty of
people with experience are available for help and collaboration.

If you are interested in coming (no firm commitment necessary at this
time), please enter your name to the spreadsheet at

so that we can get an idea of how many people want to attend.

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