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NA Digest  Sunday, April 05, 2020  Volume 20 : Issue 13

Today's Editor:

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

        Online resources for Developing Countries, IFORS
        Faculty Positions, Univ del Rosario, Colombia
        Professor Position, Applied Continuous or Discrete Optimisation, U Antwerpen, Belgium
        Visiting Assistant Professor Position, Applied Mathematics
        Postdoc Position, Inverse Problems, TU Braunschweig
        Postdoc Position, Numerical Linear Algebra, Cerfacs
        Postdoc Positions, Univ of Cambridge
        PhD or Postdoc Position, Multiphysical shape optimization, TU Graz
        PhD Positions, Optimization and Machine Learning, TU Braunschweig
        SIAM SISC Special Section on Iterative Methods

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From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber [log in to unmask]
Date: April 02, 2020
Subject: Online resources for Developing Countries, IFORS

The aim of the IFORS Developing Countries Online Resources page is to

offer the OR worker all publicly-available materials on the topic of

OR for Development. It also aims to provide a venue for people who are

working in the area to share their completed or in-process work, learn

from others, and stimulate comments and discussions on the work.

Regarding IFORS Developing Countries OR resources website, its regular

updates - and your possible submission of "free" (not copyright

protected) material, you might occasionally visit

With this open resources page we aim to make research and application

results better accessible to the many friends in the Developing

Countries. We would be glad about interest.

"Operational Research" (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced

analytical methods to help make better decisions. By using techniques

such as problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to

analyze complex situations, Operational Research gives executives the

power to make more effective decisions and build more productive


The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS; is an almost 60-year old organization which is

currently composed of 51 national societies. Regional Groups of IFORS

are: ALIO (The Latin American Ibero Association on Operations

Research), APORS (The Association of Asian-Pacific Operational

Research Societies), EURO (The Association of European Operational

Research Societies), NORAM (The Association of North American

Operations Research Societies). IFORS conferences are taking place

every three years. On IFORS 2020, Seoul, South Korea, please refer to


From: German Obando [log in to unmask]
Date: March 30, 2020
Subject: Faculty Positions, Univ del Rosario, Colombia

The School of Engineering, Science and Technology at Universidad del

Rosario in Bogota - Colombia - is opening multiple Assistant Professor

positions. Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Applied

Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related fields, have

teaching experience, and conduct research in one or more of the

following fields or related areas: Cyber Security; Computer Graphics;

Software Development; Data Science ; Artificial Intelligence;

Robotics; Embedded and Cyberphysical systems; Communication networks;

Actuarial Sciences; Digital transformation; Logistics; Decision

sciences; Industry 4.0; Service industry; Agricultural industry;

Renewable energy; Energy markets; Energy resources management; Energy

systems planning and operation; Smart cities.

We will consider candidates with a strong international background and

experience in research as well as teaching at the undergraduate and

graduate levels.

Further information can be found at:

Questions and documents can be sent to [log in to unmask]

Applications are due by April 30th, 2020.


From: Wim Vanroose [log in to unmask]
Date: April 05, 2020
Subject: Professor Position, Applied Continuous or Discrete Optimisation, U Antwerpen, Belgium

The Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerpen, Belgium is

seeking a Professor in the area of Applied Continuous or Discrete


The successful applicant will perform innovative research in the area

of mathematical optimisation and its applications. The work ranges

from the mathematical analysis of algorithms for optimisation problems

to their concrete application in science, industry and society. The

position is open for all areas of specialisation within optimisation

ranging from combinatorial optimisation, discrete optimisation to

continuous optimisation.

Apply online before 17th May 2020.


From: David Chopp [log in to unmask]
Date: April 03, 2020
Subject: Visiting Assistant Professor Position, Applied Mathematics

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at

Northwestern University (http// invites

applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in

Applied Mathematics. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track position

with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Duties involve

teaching and research in applied mathematics with a focus on

applications in engineering and/or the sciences. More information

about this position can be found at:

The Department seeks outstanding candidates who have received a Ph.D.

degree in applied mathematics, engineering, physics or another applied

math-related discipline, or who expect to do so by July 2020, and who

aspire to engage in independent and interdisciplinary research and

teaching. The starting date is September 1, 2020. The application

package should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of

research accomplishments and interests, statement of teaching

experience and philosophy, and if available a representative

manuscript (published, submitted or in preparation). The application

should be submitted online at:

In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least two, but no

more than three letters of recommendation addressing both research and

teaching qualifications. Recommendation letters will be automatically

solicited from the letter writers by email after the names are entered

in the online application system.  Questions may be directed to Meelee

Ahn Park at [log in to unmask] (subject line: Visiting

Assistant Professor Search). To ensure full consideration,

applications should be received by May 15th, 2020, but applications

will be accepted until the position is filled.  Northwestern

University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all

protected classes including veterans and individuals with

disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is

contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road, Room M426

Evanston, IL 60208-3125, USA

[log in to unmask]; Phone: (847) 491-3345OA


From: Dirk Lorenz [log in to unmask]
Date: March 31, 2020
Subject: Postdoc Position, Inverse Problems, TU Braunschweig

A three year research position at the postdoc-level is available at

the Institute of Analysis and Algebra at the TU Braunschweig in the

group of Prof. Lorenz. The position is to be filled as soon as


The successful candidate will work in the project "Model-based damage

analysis" within the Research Unit FOR3022 "Ultrasonic Monitoring of

Fibre Metal Laminates Using Integrated Sensors'' funded by the

DFG. The project in concerned with the inverse problem of damage

identification in fibre metal laminates by guided waves.

A strong background in numerical analysis is required, preferably

numerical method for partial differential equations. Knowledge in

inverse problems is a plus.

The base salary for the position if according to of the TVL E13 pay


Eligibility criteria: Candidates must - at the date of recruitment -

have obtained a PhD degree in mathematics, computational engineering

or computer science with a focus on scientific computing; Candidates

must have very good knowledge of English - knowledge of German is a

plus but not a must; Candidates should have programming skills in

MATLAB, Python, Julia or a comparable language. Experience with

finite-element software is a plus.

Equally qualified severely challenged persons will be given

preference. The TU Braunschweig especially encourages women to apply

for the position. Please send your application including CV, copies of

certificates and letters of recommendation (if any) in electronic form

via e-mail to Dirk Lorenz, d.lorenz(at) Please send

your application by the end of April.


From: Carola Kruse [log in to unmask]
Date: April 05, 2020
Subject: Postdoc Position, Numerical Linear Algebra, Cerfacs

A 12-months Postdoc position is immediately available at Cerfacs

(Toulouse, France) within the Parallel Algorithm team led by Prof

Ulrich Ruede. The research will focus on fast linear solvers for

non-symmetric systems in incompressible CFD-simulations. The work will

be done in an industrial partnership with EDF R&D, the research

division of the French electric utility company EDF.

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in the fields of

computational fluid dynamics or applied mathematics and who should

have competences in numerical algorithms, iterative solvers and high

performance computing.

The complete announcement of the position and further information can

be found under



From: Garth N. Wells [log in to unmask]
Date: April 01, 2020
Subject: Postdoc Positions, Univ of Cambridge

Applications are invited for three post-doctoral research associate

positions at University of Cambridge to join the ASiMoV

Project. ASiMoV is a 5 year research collaboration between the

universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford and Warwick, and

Rolls-Royce plc.

The posts will research numerical methods, algorithms and software

implementations for parallel simulations of complex engineering

systems.  The scope includes methods for coupled problems and

nonlinear problems, and algorithms for modern

architectures. Opportunities exist to spend research periods at

partner institutes.

Further information and instructions on how to apply can be found at


From: Peter Gangl [log in to unmask]
Date: April 03, 2020
Subject: PhD or Postdoc Position, Multiphysical shape optimization, TU Graz

The Institute of Applied Mathematics at Graz University of Technology

in Graz (Austria) offers a position as a Research Assistant (f/m/d)

working in the FWF project 32911 entitled "Multiphysical Shape

Optimization of Electrical Machines" (principal investigators: Peter

Gangl, TU Graz, and Kevin Sturm, TU Wien).

The position can be filled by either a PhD student (75% position for a

duration of 3.5 years) or a post-doctoral researcher (100% position

for a duration of 2 years).

The successful candidate will be working on efficient numerical

methods for the simulation and shape optimization of a transient

multiphysical problem as it occurs in electrical machines.

For more information, see

Inquiries and applications should be directed by e-mail to Peter

Gangl, [log in to unmask] by May 15, 2020. Late applications will be

considered until the position is filled.


From: Dirk Lorenz [log in to unmask]
Date: March 31, 2020
Subject: PhD Positions, Optimization and Machine Learning, TU Braunschweig

I am recruiting 2 PhD candidates supported by the EU H2020 MARIE CURIE

ITN-ETN Project TRADE-Opt, to work on optimization for data science.

I am looking for candidates with strong mathematical and computations

skills to work on theoretical and algorithmic projects at the

interface between optimization and machine learning.

The research will be carried out at the Institut of Analysis and

Algebra in the Department of Mathematics at TU Braunschweig. The TU

Braunschweig offers an excellent research environment and the PhD

salaries are commensurate to international standards, according to

Marie Curie actions.

Eligibility criteria: Candidates must - at the date of recruitment -

have obtained the MSc degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate;

Candidates must - at the date of recruitment - be within the first

four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research

career and not have a doctoral degree; Mobility rule: candidates must

not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies,

etc.) in the country of the host organisation you are applying

(i.e. Germany) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately

prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or

short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Please make sure you comply with the eligibility criteria before

applying. You need to be able to provide documentation proving your

eligibility for recruitment.

You can read the full description of eligibility criteria in the

Information Note for ITN Fellows



At this point, we recommend prospective candidates to make an

expression of interest by sending an e-mail including a CV and the

name of two references within the end of April to



From: Michele Benzi [log in to unmask]
Date: April 03, 2020
Subject: SIAM SISC Special Section on Iterative Methods

SIAM SISC Special section devoted to iterative methods

Special section editors-in-chief: Tom Manteuffel and Irad Yavneh

Submission deadline: June 15, 2020

Although this year's Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods

(CMCIM) was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemia, the traditional

Special Section of SIAM Journal on ScientificComputing is still

planned.  The section will be dedicated to recent progress in

iterative methods.  Submissions are encouraged in all aspects of

iterative methods, including this year's highlighted topics:

Asynchronous iterative solvers; Eigenvalue and singular value methods

and applications; Inverse problems, regularization; Iterative

Applications: earth systems; Iterative Applications: energy; Iterative

Applications: fluids; Iterative Applications: electromagnetics;

Iterative Applications: imaging; Solvers at extreme scale & on high

concurrency node architectures; Iterative solvers and machine

learning; Iterative solvers in data science and engineering;

Optimization of complex problems & Systems; Multilevel solvers;

Multigrid methods for partially structured grids; Nonlinear solvers;

Randomized iterative solvers and preconditioners; Rank-structured

solvers and preconditioners; Robust & scalable iterative solution of

coupled multi-physics problems; Solvers for indefinite systems;

Surrogate modeling & model reduction; Uncertainty quantification, PDEs

with random data.

As in the past, the special section is open to submission from the

general scientificcommunity. The papers should meet the formatting and

editorial requirements of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.

Page limit policy: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing has a page

limit policy of approximately 20 journal pages. This limit can be

exceeded if the referees and editor are convinced that a longer paper

is required; however, due to total size restrictions, papers longer

than 25 pages will not be considered for publication in the special


Submissions for the special section will be accepted from April 1

through June 15, 2020. Papers will be subject to review by a guest

Editorial Board comprising the current CMCIM scientific committee

members plus other guest editors to be confirmed. Between these dates,

all interested can submit a manuscript and cover letter in PDF format

via the online submission site at  Note the

block labeled Section (just under the keywords block on your

submission screen) and select "Special Section" from the dropdown

box. Directly below this is a block labeled Special Section, where you

will want to select "Copper Mountain Special Section 2020" from the


For any questions, contact Mitch Chernoff, Publications Manager, SIAM,

at [log in to unmask] or Tom Manteuffel and/or Irad Yavneh, Guest

Editors- in-Charge for the Special Section, ([log in to unmask],

[log in to unmask]).

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