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NA Digest, V. 20, # 13

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

Today's Editor:

Daniel M. Dunlavy
Sandia National Labs

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From: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber gerhard.weber@put.poznan.pl
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;
http://ifors.org/) 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 german.obando@urosario.edu.co
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: https://bit.ly/3assGLi

Questions and documents can be sent to ict@urosario.edu.co.

Applications are due by April 30th, 2020.

From: Wim Vanroose wim.vanroose@uantwerpen.be
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 chopp@northwestern.edu
Date: April 03, 2020
Subject: Visiting Assistant Professor Position, Applied Mathematics

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at
Northwestern University (http//www.esam.northwestern.edu) 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 meelee.park@northwestern.edu (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
esam@northwestern.edu; Phone: (847) 491-3345OA

From: Dirk Lorenz d.lorenz@tu-braunschweig.de
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)tu-braunschweig.de. Please send
your application by the end of April.

From: Carola Kruse carola.kruse@cerfacs.fr
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 gnw20@cam.ac.uk
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 gangl@math.tugraz.at
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, gangl@math.tugraz.at by May 15, 2020. Late applications will be

considered until the position is filled.

From: Dirk Lorenz d.lorenz@tu-braunschweig.de
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 michele.benzi@sns.it
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 http://sisc.siam.org. 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 chernoff@siam.org or Tom Manteuffel and/or Irad Yavneh, Guest
Editors- in-Charge for the Special Section, (tmanteuf@colorado.edu,

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