Subject: NA Digest, V. 15, # 31

NA Digest  Monday, August 24, 2015  Volume 15 : Issue 31

Today's Editor:

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

	COIN-OR Cup Competition, Deadline Sep 30, 2015
	New Book, Frontiers in Time Scales and Inequalities
	New Book, The Defocusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation
	Error Control and Mesh Adaptivity, UK, Sep 2015
	Machine Learning Course, UK, Sep 2015
	Parameter and State Estimation, Germany, Nov 2015
	SIAM Parallel Processing (PP16), France, Apr 2016
	Intl Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA), UK, Jul 2016
	Turbulence, Waves and Mixing, UK, Jul 2016
	Data Scientist Positions, Sandia Natl Labs, Livermore, CA
	Program Manager Positions, ASCR Applied Mathematics
	Faculty Positions, Mathematics
	Postdoc Position, Bayesian UQ, Biomechanics, Univ of Luxembourg
	Postdoc Position, Heterogeneous Computing, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
	Postdoc Positions, Computing Sciences, LLNL
	Postdoc Positions, Graz, Austria
	PhD Position, HPC, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

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From: Dominique Orban [log in to unmask]
Date: August 23, 2015
Subject: COIN-OR Cup Competition, Deadline Sep 30, 2015

Announcing the eleventh annual "COIN-OR Cup" competition, sponsored by
the COIN-OR Foundation.

Rules: A submission or nomination must contain

1. a synopsis of an effective use of COIN-OR or valuable contribution
to COIN-OR (or both!),
2. an explanation of its significance.

The winner must accept the prize in person at the 2015 INFORMS Annual
Meeting so we can all celebrate appropriately (see "Celebration"

Submission deadline: September 30th, 2015.

Self-nominations are welcome. We especially encourage nominations of
effective use of COIN-OR that the community may not know about.
Submissions will be judged by a committee including members of the
COIN-OR Foundation, Inc.

Celebration: The 2015 COIN-OR Cup will be awarded at a celebration
during the INFORMS Annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. All entrants,
their supporters, and other interested parties are welcome to join the
celebration and regale, rile, and roast the prize winners. The
celebration will take place Monday, November 2nd, 7:30 pm. The precise
location will be announced later.

Details of the winning entry will be announced at this celebration
event, and posted on the COIN-OR Cup website.

Please e-mail your submissions to coin-cup at


From: George Anastassiou [log in to unmask]
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: New Book, Frontiers in Time Scales and Inequalities

Frontiers in Time Scales and Inequalities
George A. Anastassiou, Series on Concrete and Applicable Mathematics –
Vol.17, World Scientific Publishing Corporation, 2016.

This monograph contains the author's work of the last four years in
discrete and fractional analysis.  We introduce the right delta and
right nabla fractional calculus on time scales. We continue with the
right delta and right nabla discrete fractional calculus in the Caputo
sense. Then, we give representation formulae of functions on time
scales and we present Ostrowski type inequalities, Landau type
inequalities, Gruss type and comparison of means inequalities, all
these over the time scales. We continue with integral operator
inequalities and their multivariate vectorial versions using convexity
of functions, again all these over time scales. It follows the Gruss
and Ostrowski type inequalities involving s-convexity of functions; we
examine also the general case when we involve several functions. Then,
we present general fractional Hermite–Hadamard type inequalities using
m-convexity and (s, m)-convexity. Finally, we introduce the reduction
method in fractional calculus and study its connection to fractional
Ostrowski type inequalities.  This book's results are expected to find
applications in many areas of pure and applied mathematics, especially
in difference equations and fractional differential equations.  The
chapters are selfcontained and can be read independently, and advanced
courses can be taught out of it. It is suitable for researchers,
graduate students, and seminars of the above subjects. It serves well
as an invaluable resource for all science libraries.


From: Bruce Bailey [log in to unmask]
Date: August 18, 2015
Subject: New Book, The Defocusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation

Announcing the August 4, 2015, publication by SIAM of: The Defocusing
Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation: From Dark Solitons to Vortices and
Vortex Rings, by P. G. Kevrekidis, D. J. Frantzeskakis, and
R. Carretero-González.
xii + 429 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611973-93-8 / List Price
$98.00 / SIAM Member Price $68.60 / Order Code OT143

Bose–Einstein condensation is a phase transition in which a fraction
of particles of a boson gas condenses into the same quantum state
known as the Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC). The aim of this book is
to present a wide array of findings in the realm of BECs and on the
nonlinear Schrödinger-type models that arise therein.

The Defocusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation is a broad study of
nonlinear excitations in self-defocusing nonlinear media. It
summarizes state-of-the-art knowledge on the defocusing nonlinear
Schrödinger-type models in a single volume and contains a wealth of
resources, including over 800 references to relevant articles and
monographs and a meticulous index for ease of navigation.

Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter
2: The One-Dimensional Case; Chapter 3: The Two- Dimensional Case;
Chapter 4: The Three-Dimensional Case; Bibliography; Index

To order or for more about this book, including links to its Preface,
Contents, and Index, please visit


From: Fotini Karakatsani [log in to unmask]
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: Error Control and Mesh Adaptivity, UK, Sep 2015

A workshop on "A posteriori error control and mesh adaptivity for time
dependent and nonlinear problems" will take place on the 10th of
September 2015 at the University of Chester, UK.

The workshop is supported by the London Mathematical Society.

Invited speakers:
- Dimitra Antonopoulou, Chester
- Andreas Dedner, Warwick
- Peter Jimack , Leeds
- Omar Lakkis, Sussex
- Daniel Loghin, Birmingham
- Tristan Pryer, Reading
- Kris van der Zee, Nottingham

For details and registration please see the homepage:

or contact the organizer at [log in to unmask]


From: Alison Murfin [log in to unmask]
Date: August 20, 2015
Subject: Machine Learning Course, UK, Sep 2015

"Introduction to Machine Learning"
University of Cambridge
Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 September 2015

The course covers a broad range of topics, from both the supervised
and unsupervised learning literature, including Regression, Bayesian
Inference, Classification, Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction and
Feature Learning.

There are no prerequisites in Machine Learning, however basic matrix
manipulation and programming skills are assumed.

After completing the course, attendees will have a broad knowledge of
Machine Learning and its potential application. They will be able to
tackle problems faced when handling Big Data and identify potential
solutions through different machine learning models along with their

To apply and for more information on the course, see:


From: Sebastian F. Walter [log in to unmask]
Date: August 18, 2015
Subject: Parameter and State Estimation, Germany, Nov 2015

HCO Challenge Workshop Parameter and State Estimation
Methods - Software - Applications
November 10 & 11, 2015, Heidelberg

Model-based simulation and optimization methods become increasingly
important for the development of new products and more efficient
processes. Fundamental requirement to leverage the full potential of
model-based methods is the development of predictive mathematical
models and their quantitative validation. This complex task requires
robust and efficient numerical methods for parameter estimation.
Furthermore, advanced control of processes in real time needs fast and
reliable numerical methods for state estimation.  Industrial practice
shows that in order to realize the full potential of modeling complex
processes we have to deal with a number of new challenges. Because of
the high relevance of parameter and state estimation methods for
current and future research and development, the Heidelberg
Collaboratory for Industrial Optimization (HCO) invites decision
makers, researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to
participate in this workshop.

Primary Goals:
- present an overview of state-of-the-art methods for parameter and
  state estimation
- discuss current challenges in industry and academia and identify
  requirements for the next generation of methods and software
- foster synergies and collaborations

Please register at .
Abstract Submission: Sept. 30, 2015
Early Bird Registration: Sept. 30, 2015


From: Jennifer Fasy [log in to unmask]
Date: August 12, 2015
Subject: SIAM Parallel Processing (PP16), France, Apr 2016

SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP16)
- Call for Presentations Now Available!
Location: Paris, France
Dates: April 12-15, 2016
Twitter hashtag: #SIAMPP16

The Call for Presentations for this conference is now
available. Please visit
for more information.

September 15, 2015: Minisymposium proposals
October 13, 2015: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

October 2, 2015: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career
Travel Award Applications

Contact SIAM Conference Department at [log in to unmask] with any
questions about the conference.


From: Amos Lawless [log in to unmask]
Date: August 18, 2015
Subject: Intl Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA), UK, Jul 2016

The Fifth International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA) 2016
will take place on July 18-22 at the University of Reading, United
Kingdom, home to the Data Assimilation Research Centre.

The ISDA 2016 continues a series of well received symposia: the German
Symposium on Data Assimilation 2011, the ISDA 2012 at the Deutscher
Wetterdienst (DWD) in Offenbach, Germany, the ISDA 2014 at the
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, German, and the ISDA
at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS),
Kobe, Japan.

The symposium will gather about 150 researchers and consist of invited
talks from leading scientists spanning the field of data assimilation,
extended poster sessions and short oral presentations with extended

This is a first announcement and more information is and will be
available at

Best wishes,
Dr Alison Fowler
Prof. Peter Jan van Leeuwen
Prof. Roland Potthast


From: Pamela Bye [log in to unmask]
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: Turbulence, Waves and Mixing, UK, Jul 2016

In Honour of Lord Julian Hunt’s 75th Birthday Wednesday 6 – Friday 8
July 2016 - King’s College Cambridge, UK The theme of this conference
is to discuss, with review lectures and contributed papers, the
ongoing developments of research in ‘turbulence, waves and mixing’ and
their applications in industry, environment and geo/astro and
mathematical physics.  Our understanding and the fundamental questions
about turbulence and mixing have kept developing since O. Reynolds and
Boussinesq made turbulence a subject in 1880s.  Pioneers such as
Taylor, Prandtl, Richardson (of King’s College), Kolmogorov (his paper
was published 75 years ago!) and others developed the dynamical and
statistical approaches. Conceptual developments and advances in
practical modelling and prediction during the past 75 years, have
benefitted from 3-dimensional measurement techniques and computer
simulations at very high Reynolds number (>10 5), so that for example
patterns, organised eddy structures, particle trajectories and
conditional analysis can be better quantified and applied in
practice. Papers at the conference cover a wide swath of topics from
large scale instabilities that generate turbulence to small scale
eddies that dissipates turbulence.  Research into the interactions
between turbulence and waves in engineering and geophysics, which are
equally interesting and controversial, are also included in the
conference, such as advances in water waves, KdV, solitons, Tsunami
and Air-Sea interactions.

Papers will be accepted for the conference based on a 500 word
abstract for oral presentation. Abstracts should be submitted by
Friday 13 November 2015 to Easychair via

Conference webpage:


From: Ali Pinar [log in to unmask]
Date: August 19, 2015
Subject: Data Scientist Positions, Sandia Natl Labs, Livermore, CA

We have multiple openings in the area of data science at Sandia,
Livermore. We will consider applicants at various levels of experience
and we are open to different skill sets.  If you are interested,
please visit and search for positions 650559 and

You are also welcome to contact me, if you have any questions.

Ali Pinar, [log in to unmask]
Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA 94551-9159
Phone: 925-294-4683


From: Steven Lee [log in to unmask]
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: Program Manager Positions, ASCR Applied Mathematics

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Advanced
Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), is seeking motivated and highly
qualified individuals interested in serving as a Program Manager for
Applied Mathematics in its Computational Science Research &
Partnerships (SciDAC) Division. Applicants should have a strong
background in applied mathematics and high-performance scientific
computing. Applicants should also have a strong understanding of the
challenges of computational modeling, simulation, and analysis and the
advances that will be required to deliver on the promise of capable
exascale computing for science.

At this time, a job announcement has not been officially posted.
However, interested applicants should monitor the DOE Office of
Science jobs website (
and begin gathering required materials such as transcripts of graduate
and undergraduate education, and a resume of education and work
experience.  Applicants will need to sign up for an account on the
USAJOBS website -


From: Nadine Rizk [log in to unmask]
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: Faculty Positions, Mathematics

The American University of Beirut
Faculty positions in mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut
(AUB) invites applications for positions in mathematics at the
assistant professor level. Employment will begin August 15, 2016.

Only applicants holding a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or Applied
Mathematics and showing a strong commitment to teaching and research
will be considered. Anticipated vacancies are in any of the following
areas: (1) Numerical Analysis and Computing, (2) Algebra and Number
Theory. Strong candidates in other areas of mathematics may be
considered. There are 16 full time professorial rank faculty in
mathematics and about 120 students in the major.

Applicants should indicate whether they are planning to attend the
AMS–MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings on January 6-9, 2016 in Seattle,

All applications and letters of reference should arrive by December 1,
2015. Applications will continue to be received after the deadline,
but may not receive full consideration.

For more information, please visit or the
Department's website at


From: Jack S. Hale [log in to unmask]
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Bayesian UQ, Biomechanics, Univ of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy within the Unit
Engineering of its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication

The full job description can be found here:

Research associate (postdoc) - Large-Scale Bayesian Uncertainty
Quantification in Computational Biomechanics (M/F) Ref:
F1R-ING-PEU-14RLTC. 1 year fixed-term contract, full-time (40
hrs/week), may be extended. Employee status. The computational
mechanics group of Prof. Stephane Bordas is looking for a postdoctoral
researcher to work on Large-Scale Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification
problems in Computational Biomechanics.

We want to scope the project direction with the successful candidates'
interests in mind. Possible directions include, but are not limited to:

Hamiltonian or other efficient Monte Carlo methods, dynamic
data-driven model updating, model order reduction techniques for Monte
Carlo sampling, scalable maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimators,
variational adaptivity for Bayesian inverse problems, preconditioning
and solution strategies for large-scale hyperelastic inverse problems,
efficient eigenvalue solvers and low-rank update algorithms.

For more information, and instructions on how to apply please visit:

Feel free to contact Jack S. Hale before applying if you have any


From: Anne C. Elster [log in to unmask]
Date: August 23, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Position, Heterogeneous Computing, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a
vacancy for one postdoctoral fellow position in High Performance
Computing (HPC) at the Department of Computer and Information Science
( for a term of two years of full-time
research, with no teaching obligations. The position of postdoctoral
fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary objective of
qualifying for work in top academic posts.

The Department (IDI) is part of the EU H2020 CloudLightning project
which will investigate how to self-organize and self-manage
heterogeneous clouds that may consist of GPUs and MICs accelerators as
well as DFEs (Data flow engines).

The Post Doctoral Researcher’s responsibility will include the
following tasks related to the CloudLightning project:
- Help develop self-organized self-managed plugins based on the
characteristic of each heterogeneous resource type (GPUs, MICs, DFEs)
- Provide infrastructure support for the above resource types.
- Develop stand-alone open source software implementations of use
cases that can be used by the project.
- Integrate the above use cases with service descriptions developed in
collaborations with our partners.
- Configure and refine several test beds for the project.

The candidate will also work on research challenges related to the
above topics. The application deadline is Aug. 31, 2015.

For further details re. requirements and how to apply see:


From: Jeffrey Hittinger [log in to unmask]
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, 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 October 18, 2015.


From: Thomas Russold [log in to unmask]
Date: August 17, 2015
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Graz, Austria

POSTDOC POSITIONS within the ERC-Advanced Grant “From Open to Closed
Loop Optimal Control of PDEs” in Graz, Austria.

About the project: While the project addresses a broad spectrum in
optimal control of PDEs, it also focusses on some of the most pressing
topics: Non-smooth, non-convex optimal control and computational
techniques for feedback control. Applications include the bidomain
equations, which are the established model to describe the electrical
activity of the heart.

Professional qualifications: Doctoral degree in a mathematical branch
of study. Solid knowledge in applied mathematics, including PDEs, with
specialization in either analytical or computations
techniques. Specialization in optimal control, calculus of variations,
or optimization is very welcome.

Contact person and grant holder:
Prof. Karl Kunisch, University of Graz and Radon Institute,
Austrian Academy of Sciences,
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Official starting date:  January 1, 2016
Applications with a detailed CV including a publication list and a
compact statement of past achievements   and research interests
should be sent to: [log in to unmask]
Application Deadline: will be announced


From: Anne C. Elster [log in to unmask]
Date: August 23, 2015
Subject: PhD Position, HPC, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a
vacancy for one PhD candidate position in High Performance Computing
(HPC) at the Department of Computer and Information Science

Developing and maintaining applications for heterogeneous computing
systems pose many challenges, especially in medical image processing,
where real-time requirements are also added. The candidate will be
working on cutting edge research related to:
- How to best characterize emerging heterogeneous resource type with
respect to performance, energy usage and/or software sustainability
- How to build a framework that can support two or more of the above
resource types with respect to the above criteria.
- Analyse target applications from medical visualization and maybe
also oil & gas and/or matrix computations and identify and explore the
requirements they would pose on a heterogeneous environment, including
large-scale HPC systems

The research may also look into how to adapt such frameworks in the
context of cloud-based HPC.

The appointment is for a term of 4 years, with duties equivalent to 25
%, or 3 years without duties. Duty work, if relevant for a candidate,
will primarily be related to support of education tasks.  This is a
researcher training position aimed at providing promising future
researchers the opportunity of academic development in the form of a
doctoral degree.

For further details re. this position, please go to:

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