21st Annual Meeting of SIAM UKIE

university_of_strathclyde_logoThe 21st SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, 12th of January 2017, at the University of Strathclyde.

Invited speakers are now confirmed:

Keynote Speakers:

Nick Higham 
The University of Manchester

Jeremy Morley
Ordnance Survey

Sarah Waters 
University of Oxford

Early Career Speakers:

Marta M. Betcke
University College London

Lyuba Chumakova
The University of Edinburgh

Angela Mihai 
Cardiff University

Registration is now possible until 8th of December 2016 on


Exascale Software for Hyperbolic PDE Solvers

PostDoc position: Exascale Software for Hyperbolic PDE Solvers
(at Technische Universität München, University of Trento and Durham University)

ExaHyPE (www.exahype.eu) is a project funded by the European Horizon 2020 initiative. ExaHyPE’s mission is to develop a novel simulation engine for hyperbolic PDE problems at exascale. Within the four-year project period, we tackle grand-challenge simulations in Seismology and Astrophysics. The underlying simulation engine will be based on high-order discontinuous Galerkin discretization on dynamically adaptive Cartesian grids. ExaHyPE brings together researchers in HPC, numerical mathematics, computational seismology and computational astrophysics on a highly interdisciplinary challenge. To strengthen our project team, we are looking for a postdoc researcher to coordinate the project’s joint research, software development and outreach.

We offer an exciting perspective of early-career research in an excellent international environment: ideally, the project coordinator will work at all involved research groups – at Technical University of Munich, Durham University and University of Trento. We are looking for an individual with strong expertise in the development of simulation software for latest supercomputing hardware, ideally also having experience with high-order finite-element or finite-volume-type methods for hyperbolic PDE systems. Experience with geo- or astrophysics applications is welcome, however we see the ability and passion to integrate and learn new techniques as your most important qualification. In the ExaHyPE project, you will coordinate the joint research in our interdisciplinary team, supervise the joint software development, drive the realization of grand challenge simulations and represent the project at international conferences. Your key mission will be to serve as mortar in-between the mathematics, HPC and application groups, up to triggering joint consortium publications.

The ExaHyPE partners are convinced that diversity in research groups (in terms of gender, nationality, etc.) helps to improve the quality of collaborative research – our joint recruiting procedure reflects this conviction. All partner universities and the ExaHyPE project provide dedicated support for researchers with families. The position is open immediately and scheduled to run until September 2019. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Please send your application to the ExaHyPE team (preferably as a single PDF document, to bader@in.tum.de).

Michael Bader, Technische Universität München, bader@in.tum.de
Michael Dumbser, University of Trento, michael.dumbser@ing.unitn.it
Tobias Weinzierl, Durham University, tobias.weinzierl@durham.ac.uk

Strathclyde NA Conference, Glasgow, June 2017

Registration is now open for the 27th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis, June 27-30, 2017, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

This long-established conference is open to all researchers in the field, and covers a diverse range of topics within numerical analysis. We welcome proposals for minisymposia on specific topics, as well as contributed talks in any relevant area: details of how to submit contributions can be found on our webpage (details below).

The following distinguished researchers have accepted invitations for plenary lectures at the conference: Don Estep, Philip Gill, David Gleich, David Keyes, Christian Lubich, Ilaria Perugia, Gerlind Plonka-Hoch, Valeria Simoncini, Andrew Stuart, Endre Süli, Françoise Tisseur, Karin Tornberg.

Further information and on-line registration can be accessed at

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium

The 59th BAMC will be held at the University of Surrey 10th-12th April 2017.

This year’s meeting includes plenary lectures from Ingrid Daubechies, Pete Grindrod, Rebecca HoyleKaren Wilcox and  Beth Wingate.  There will be mini-symposia on a wide range of topics including: symmetries and conservation laws, delay differential equations, manoeuvering in free surface flows, evaporation, ice-fluid coupling, spatial localisation in fluids, modelling epidemics, multiscale systems, inverse problems, string theory, quantum information theory, structure of time and space, dynamical systems,  maths in public health, networks science, maths of crime.

The deadline for registration and the submission of abstracts for contributed talks/posters closes on the 3rd March, with an early-bird academic rate available until the 3rd February.

VACANCY: Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling for use in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

VACANCY: Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling for use in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Salary Scale: €37,750 – € 46,225 p.a.

The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is Ireland’s largest applied and industrial mathematics group and works closely with scientists and industrial companies across a wide variety of sectors including the Pharmaceutical sector. MACSI’s aim is to foster new collaborative research, in particular on problems that arise in industry through the application of cutting-edge mathematical and modelling techniques. The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) is hosted by the University of Limerick with core funding of €1M per annum from the Irish government (Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland). PMTC, established in December 2013, is led by an industry steering board with an active research program driven by its industry members. Companies access PMTC to create projects and execute world-beating industry-r issues.


The successful candidate will join the PMTC and MACSI teams as part of the “Soft sensor modelling tools” theme of the PMTC Research Programme.

Cleaning of equipment is a crucial but time-consuming step in pharmaceutical manufacture, and there is potential for significant increases in manufacturing efficiency if improved cleaning protocols are developed. This successful candidate will work on a project which will assist the development of new cleaning protocols by developing and analysing mathematical models based on differential equations of the interactions of adherents and solvents on different surfaces. The candidate will work with PMTC partners to meet industrial needs. The candidate will have good communication skills and be expected to contribute to marketing and promotion activities of both PMTC and MACSI within the University and outside.




·         Participate in collaborative research with industry and across the University of Limerick.

·         Publish and present research outcomes.

·         Identify new opportunities for industrial and interdisciplinary research.

·         Identify and exploit funding opportunities.

·         Organise research workshops.


·   A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) completed, or near completion in mathematical modelling or related discipline with significant modelling and computational content.

·    Highly proficient in the use of at least one high-level computing language (e.g., MATLAB, Python etc).

·         Well-developed ability to communicate technical concepts to non-experts.

·         Ability to liaise and collaborate with other researchers in the university and Industrial clients.


  • Experience in model development for use within the pharmaceutical or related industry.
  • Previous industrial experience.
  • Experience of Industrial Research & Development and be fully aware of the importance of Intellectual Property management and protection.
  • Demonstrated strong organisational skills.
  • Evidence of participation in interdisciplinary research projects.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/


Workshop on Mathematical Medicine and Mathematical Pharmacology

We are pleased to announce the workshop hosted by the Department of Mathematics, Swansea University to be held on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2017.  The closing date for registration is 15th January 2017 and some support is available for early career researchers.  For more information please visit https://mathmedworkshop1.wordpress.com.  The workshop is organized by Dr Gibin Powathil, Dr Lloyd Bridge and Dr Elaine Crooks.

Senior NA Position at STFC RAL

The STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory has an opening for a senior researcher to join its Numerical Analysis Group. The Group’s main focus is on topics relating to large-scale numerical linear algebra and optimization.

The position will involve leading novel independent and collaborative scientific research at an international level in an area of computational numerical analysis that complements and contributes to the work of the Group.  You will be expected to be responsible for more junior team members. The role will also contribute to developing, supporting and maintaining software within one or more of the Group’s key software projects (notably HSL, SPRAL and GALAHAD).

Further responsibilities will include developing new national and international research collaborations, working with colleagues on the development and expansion of projects involving STFC scientific facilities (notably the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source, Diamond Light Source and RAL Space).

For further details, please visit http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVB324/senior-numerical-analysis-researcher/ or contact nick.gould@stfc.ac.uk or jennifer.scott@stfc.ac.uk by email for particular queries. The closing date for applications is 08 January 2017, with interviews scheduled on a date to be confirmed. However, we encourage early applications as some candidates may be interviewed before this date.

SIAM Careers Evening at NUI Galway

Ever wondered “what do mathematicians in industry do all day?” Our SIAM Student Chapter at NUI Galway did, so we decided to find out by inviting five mathematics graduates to present short talks on their experiences of finding employment, establishing careers, developing networks and, of course, what they do all day.

The speakers at the event, held on 27 October, were James McTigue (PhD in Linear Algebra; Valeo), Peter White (BSc in Applied Mathematics; Cisco), Noel Lawless (BSc in Financial Mathematics and Economics; Vhi), Stefanie Carr (BSc in Mathematics and Physical Education; St Joseph’s College), Barry Hurley (PhD in Abstract Algebra; Avaya), and Ananda Geluk (BA in Communications; NUI Galway Career Development Centre).

It was our best ever attended event: over 60 students, mostly undergraduates, were present. They heard about designing car vision systems, building communications and network software, harnessing big data in insurance, developing software that tries to not to keep people on hold for too long and, of course, the challenges and rewards of educating the next generation of mathematicians.

The session concluded with a presentation on where most of our graduates are working/studying, and outlined the careers services and supports available to students.

Many of the students who attended stayed on afterwards to speak to the presenters over tea/coffee. The event was hosted in collaboration with the NUI Galway Mathematics Society.

Paul Greaney & Niall Madden, NUI Galway