Subject: NA Digest, V. 18, # 4

NA Digest  Sunday, January 28, 2018  Volume 18 : Issue 4

Today's Editor:

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

	Fundamentals and Practice of Finite Elements, France, Apr 2018
	Intel eXtreme Performance Users Group, Saudi Arabia, Apr 2018
	Abstract deadline extended, REC2018, UK, Jul 2018
	Domain Decomposition Methods, Canada, Jul 2018
	Large Scale Computational Physics (LSCP), Australia, Jul 2018
	Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory, Romania, Sep 2018
	Department Chair Position, UMass Lowell
	Research Engineer Position, Heterogeneous HPC, Simula, Norway
	Research Software Engineer Position, Mathematics, Univ of Munster
	Developer Position, NumPy, BIDS (UC Berkeley)
	Postdoc Position, Data-driven HPC, Univ of Stuttgart, Germany
	Postdoc Position, Geophysics and ML, Los Alamos National Laboratory
	Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Oxford
	Postdoc Position, Solvers, Sandia National Laboratories
	PhD Positions, Mathematics of Planet Earth

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From: Monique Dauge [log in to unmask]
Date: January 22, 2018
Subject: Fundamentals and Practice of Finite Elements, France, Apr 2018

Spring school - Fundamentals and practice of finite elements
Roscoff, France
Monday, 16. to Friday, 20. April 2018
Organised and funded by the CHL (Centre Henri Lebesgue)

Main Speakers and Topics:
- Ricardo Nochetto (University of Maryland); Adaptive Finite
  Element Methods: Convergence and Optimality
- Paul Houston (University of Nottingham): Discontinuous Galerkin
  Finite Element Methods on Polytopic Meshes
- Ralf Hiptmair (ETH Zurich) Boundary Element Methods: Design,
  Analysis, and Implementation
- Eric Luneville (ENSTA-Paristech): initiation to the finite
  element library XLiFE++


The courses will have the post-graduate level and require some basic
graduate knowledge in numerical analysis.

Registration is mandatory:

Early registration allow to benefit from an attractive price (180
Euro) for the full accomodation (reserved for the first 50 registered


From: David Keyes [log in to unmask]
Date: January 28, 2018
Subject: Intel eXtreme Performance Users Group, Saudi Arabia, Apr 2018

KAUST will host the first Middle East meeting of the Intel eXtreme
Performance Users Group (IXPUG), 22-25 April 2018.  Alan Gara, Intel
Fellow, will give the keynote address. Alex Heinecke (Intel), Adrian
Tate (Cray), and Vincent Etienne (Aramco) will give invited
talks. Presentations describing innovative manycore computing work are
solicited. Authors of the best scored abstracts will be selected for
30-minute presentations; opportunities will also be offered for
lightning talks to lead off the poster session. A panel and tutorials
round out the program.  See for evolving
details. Special themes include: (1) Applications in Energy and
Environment, (2) Convergence of Large-scale Simulation and Big Data
Analytics, (3) Co-design for Exascale: Architecture, Algorithms &
Applications, and (4) From Bulk-synchronous to Dynamic Task-based
Algorithm Design.

The IXPUG is a community-led forum for sharing industry best
practices, techniques, and tools for maximizing efficiency on Intel
platforms and products. KAUST is an international, graduate research
institution addressing challenges to sustainability in energy, water,
food, and the environment through interdisciplinary research and
education. Located on the shores of the Red Sea north of Jeddah, KAUST
offers world-class research and residential facilities.  The first 50
participants to register from abroad are guaranteed accommodation at
the on-campus KAUST Inn.  Participants may also choose the Bay La Sun
Hotel in the shoreline community at the King Abdullah Economic City,
with daily bus transport provided.  The KAUST campus offers stunning
recreational opportunities amidst a live-work-play cosmopolitan
community of over 100 nations.  Participants from abroad will be
invited on a tour of old Jeddah and a Red Sea sunset cruise, along
with on-campus scientific and cultural activities.


From: Marco de Angelis [log in to unmask]
Date: January 23, 2018
Subject: Abstract deadline extended, REC2018, UK, Jul 2018

The 8th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing
(REC2018), July 16-18, 2018, University of Liverpool, UK

The deadline for submitting an abstract to REC2018 has been extended
to 14 February.

Please note that submission of full papers is only one month after

Submit here:


From: Ronald Haynes [log in to unmask]
Date: January 22, 2018
Subject: Domain Decomposition Methods, Canada, Jul 2018

The 25th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
(DD25) will be held at Memorial University, in St. John's,
Newfoundland, Canada from July 23 to 27, 2018. The conference will be
proceeded by a one day short course on the theory and practice of
domain decomposition methods, suitable for beginning graduate
students, on Sunday July 22, 2018.

We have extended the minisymposium proposal deadline to February 15,
2018.  Proposals for minisymposia, should be sent directly to the
email address [log in to unmask] . Submissions should take the form of a
plain text email, with the title and a brief description of the
subject matter and timeliness of the minisymposium. Please indicate
the number of speakers expected in your minisymposium, including a
(tentative) list of speakers with titles/topics, if possible.  The
abstract and title submission system will go live shortly after
decisions are made on the minisymposia proposals.

The registration system for the meeting is now open, participants can
now register at the url

The early registration deadline is April 15, 2018.

Potential participants are asked to fill out a quick (anonymous)
google form now, to help us make local arrangements for the meeting:

For more information, visit the conference
website,, or email [log in to unmask]


From: ELISE DE DONCKER [log in to unmask]
Date: January 28, 2018
Subject: Large Scale Computational Physics (LSCP), Australia, Jul 2018

This is an invitation for contributions for the Workshop on Large
Scale Computational Physics (LSCP), to be held with ICCSA 2018, July
2-5, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia; see

LSCP focuses on symbolic and numerical methods and simulations,
algorithms and tools (software and hardware) for developing and
running large-scale computations in physical sciences. Special
attention goes to parallelism, scalability, high numerical precision,
and green computing for computational physics. System architectures
are also of interest as long as they support physics related
calculations, such as: massively parallel systems, GPUs,
many-integrated-cores, distributed (cluster, grid/cloud) computing,
and hybrid systems. Topics are chosen from areas including:
theoretical physics, plasma physics, condensed matter physics,
chemical physics, molecular dynamics, bio-physical system modeling,
material science/engineering, nanotechnology, fluid dynamics, complex
and turbulent systems, climate modeling.

Themes: Parallelism/Scalability, High numerical precision, Green

Paper submission:
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Format: 10-16 pages in LNCS format, see the ICCSA Conference
Instructions-for-authors and LNCS format for detailed information.


From: Teodora Catinas [log in to unmask]
Date: January 22, 2018
Subject: Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory, Romania, Sep 2018

On behalf of the Department of Mathematics from Faculty of Mathematics
and Computer Science, Babes - Bolyai University we are pleased to invite
you to attend the International Conference on Numerical Analysis and
Approximation Theory (NAAT 2018) that will take place in Cluj-Napoca,
Romania, September 6th - 9th, 2018.


From: Min Hyung Cho [log in to unmask]
Date: January 23, 2018
Subject: Department Chair Position, UMass Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for the
position of Professor and Chair in the Department of Mathematical
Sciences. We seek a dynamic and visionary individual to enrich and
strengthen our current educational, research and service programs.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding record of
publication and funded research which meets the requirements for
appointment as a tenured Full Professor at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell. She/he is expected to develop and maintain
externally funded research programs and, as leader of the department,
to contribute to the overall growth and quality of its programs. We
expect the successful applicant to demonstrate interpersonal skills
that will foster the development of department faculty and students
and enhance the visibility of Mathematical Sciences both internally
and externally. In addition, we are seeking a chair interested in
establishing interdepartmental and intercollegiate collaborations.

Responsibilities of the successful applicant include teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses, pursuing a program of original
research and publication, obtaining extramural research funds,
supervising undergraduate and graduate student research, and providing
leadership and departmental oversight. In addition, the successful
applicant is expected to: (1) Have an earned doctorate in mathematics,
(2) Have a record of teaching, scholarship and grants that merits
appointment to department chair at the level of full professor, (3)
Pursue scholarly research that complements current faculty research in
pure and applied mathematics and/or statistics, (4) Promote
collaborative research, as appropriate, with colleagues in the other
science and engineering departments, (5) Design and lead new
curricular and programmatic initiatives at the university level, (6)
Provide leadership for the development of a PhD program in
Mathematics, (7) Work with a diverse group of students, faculty and
staff, (8) Promote the expansion of partnerships with other
departments across the university to provide innovative and integrated
educational experiences for all UMass Lowell students, (9) Develop and
maintain externally funded research programs and contribute to the
overall growth of department programs, (10) Foster the development of
department faculty and students and enhance the visibility of
Mathematical Sciences both internally and externally, (11) Manage
course scheduling, budgeting, hiring and evaluation of faculty, and
assessment of programs

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. However, the position may close once an adequate
number of qualified applications is received.  Interested applicants
should submit a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy and research
statement. Names and email addresses of three references are required
during the application process. The references will be notified and
should upload recommendation letters.  Only recommendation letters
that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be
accepted. Emailed or hardcopy letters will not be accepted.


From: Are Magnus Bruaset [log in to unmask]
Date: January 25, 2018
Subject: Research Engineer Position, Heterogeneous HPC, Simula, Norway

Simula Research Laboratory located near Oslo, Norway will develop and
host the national research infrastructure Experimental Infrastructure
for Exploration of Exascale Computing (eX3), funded by the Research
Council of Norway.

The eX3 cluster will have a mix of nodes ranging from many-core CPUs,
via powerful GPUs, to FPGAs and processors developed specifically for
machine learning purposes. These nodes will be backed by several types
of state-of-the-art interconnect networks.  By its experimental
nature, eX3 will allow an unprecedented opportunity for conducting
large-scale measurements and experiments on computational performance
and network performance undisturbed by the production-oriented usage
usually found in most HPC facilities.

There is an open research engineer position that is dedicated to
building and running this bleeding-edge, heterogeneous cluster. We are
looking for that unique individual that is technically savvy with
respect to HPC, networking, system administration, and software. The
successful candidate must also enjoy supporting competent users and
take a lead on system documentation.

Simula is an equal opportunity employer, and women are particularly
encouraged to apply.

The complete call with details on this opportunity and instructions
about the application procedure can be found at

While the application deadline is March 1, candidates will be assessed


From: Stephan Rave [log in to unmask]
Date: January 22, 2018
Subject: Research Software Engineer Position, Mathematics, Univ of Munster

Applied Mathematics Munster has an open position for a postdoc /
research software engineer to work on a publicly funded project
regarding the sustainable development of our model order reduction
library pyMOR (

Main objective of the project is to establish pyMOR as an easily
accessible tool for model order reduction in the wider scientific
computing community and to ensure the sustainability of its further
development. The work will include
- the development of tools for interactive cloud-based scientific
- the research and implementation of methodologies for unit testing in
  scientific computing applications,
- supporting users to adopt pyMOR for their CSE applications, in
  particular by extending pyMOR's existing PDE solver bindings.

The work will be in close collaboration with our partners from the Max
Planck Institute Magdeburg and our local computing center.

The position is full-time (TV-L 13) over a period of three years.
Applicants should have extensive experience with development of
scientific computing codes (e.g. as part of a PhD project), knowledge
of the SciPy ecosystem and a basic understanding of the finite element
method. A master's degree in mathematics, computer science, natural
science or engineering is a further requirement.

Inquiries and applications can be addressed to
[log in to unmask] Applications are possible until
February 28, 2018.


From: Jarrod Millman [log in to unmask]
Date: January 25, 2018
Subject: Developer Position, NumPy, BIDS (UC Berkeley)

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is hiring scientific
Python Developers to contribute to NumPy.  You can read more about the
new positions here:

If you enjoy collaborative work as well as the technical challenges
posed by numerical computing, this is an excellent opportunity to play
a fundamental role in the development of one of the most impactful
libraries in the entire Python ecosystem.


From: Dominik Göddeke [log in to unmask]
Date: January 24, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Data-driven HPC, Univ of Stuttgart, Germany

We welcome applications for a postdoc position (100%, initially 3
years) at the intersection of computational mathematics, HPC, and
data-driven computing. The position is part of a larger project
targeting the design, analysis, implementation and improvement of
high-resolution imaging techniques with applications in seismic
inversion and tomography. A close collaboration with interdisciplinary
partners at the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Technology (SimTech),
and in Marseille and Toulouse (France) is a must.

Candidates should hold a university degree in the fields of
mathematics, scientific computing or geophysics, followed by a
doctoral degree. They should have profound knowledge of the numerical
treatment of PDEs and/or inverse problems, as well as a strong
expertise in HPC. Programming for GPU-based machines is a plus, as
well as experience with wave equations. Social competence and good
communication skills for collaborative work in and with
interdisciplinary teams are essential.

For more information and to apply, see


From: Youzuo Lin [log in to unmask]
Date: January 22, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Geophysics and ML, Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Geophysics Group (EES-17) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
(EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an
immediate opening for a creative and resourceful postdoc candidate
with strong machine learning and computational science skills. The
successful candidate will develop novel computational techniques based
on machine learning methods, and apply them to geophysical data set
for subsurface characterization and monitoring. The term of the
appointment is two years, with the option to extend to a third year
depending on the performance and funding availability.

Please see more details and apply here:

In addition to applying on-line, please send a cover letter detailing
qualifications and research interests, a curriculum vitae/resume, and
names of three references to Youzuo Lin ([log in to unmask])

The positions remain open until they are filled.


From: Per-Gunnar Martinsson [log in to unmask]
Date: January 25, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Analysis, Univ of Oxford

Applications are invited for a 3 year postdoc position in the
Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. The successful
candidate will conduct research on randomized methods in linear
algebra within an EPSRC funded project. The research will involve both
theoretical work and practical algorithmic development.

The deadline to apply for this EPSRC funded position is February
28. For further details on required qualifications, and on how to
apply, see:


From: Jonathan Hu [log in to unmask]
Date: January 24, 2018
Subject: Postdoc Position, Solvers, Sandia National Laboratories

The Scalable Algorithms Department at Sandia National Laboratories has
an opening for the following postdoctoral position.  The successful
candidate will research and develop multilevel algorithms for
strongly- coupled multiphysics systems, with an emphasis on
approximate block factorization and Schur complement-based
preconditioners.  This role offers the opportunity to work
collaboratively on a multidisciplinary research team conducting
fundamental algorithmic research and development of high-performance
implementations in the Trilinos solvers framework.  Particular
emphasis will be on algorithms that scale well to high core counts on
next generation architectures.  For more information or to apply,
visit and search for posting 660346.


From: Jennifer Scott [log in to unmask]
Date: January 22, 2018
Subject: PhD Positions, Mathematics of Planet Earth

The Mathematics of Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training (MPE CDT)
has a number of fully funded PhD positions available at Imperial
College London and the University of Reading for UK or EU students
starting in September 2018. Applications are sought from outstanding
candidates who have (or expect to receive) a first class degree in
mathematics, statistics, physics or closely related subject.

The MPE CDT brings together the Department of Mathematics at Imperial
College London and the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at
the University of Reading, as well as external partners such as the UK
Met Office, NPL and ECMWF, and representatives of key commercial
sectors, including energy, water, marine, and insurance, where there
is large demand for our graduates.

Students in the MPE CDT receive cohort-based PhD training in the
mathematical and computational techniques needed to understand,
predict and quantify risk and uncertainty for extreme weather and
climate change. In particular, our PhD students receive training which
ranges from the data-driven domain represented by statistics, to the
model-driven domain represented by analysis and mechanics.

For further details of the MPE programme and how to apply, see

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