Postdoc position, University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral position as part of an EPSRC project in the area of numerical linear algebra for PDE-constrained optimisation problems, with applications to data science. The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr John Pearson in the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh.

The project is funded by the EPSRC Grant “Modern Linear Algebra for PDE-Constrained Optimisation Models for Huge-Scale Data Analysis”, and by the University of Edinburgh. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of numerical methods and iterative solvers for huge-scale matrix systems arising from optimisation problems with PDE constraints, and will apply their techniques to cutting-edge problems from data science. Experience with PDE-constrained optimisation/inverse problems, and/or numerical methods for PDEs (including numerical linear algebra for solving matrix systems), is desirable. Expertise in a relevant programming language (e.g., Python, C++, MATLAB) is essential.

The position should be taken up in September 2019, or an alternative date by mutual agreement. Further particulars, as well as the application link, may be found at tinyurl.com/ybu9qmur.

Informal enquiries are encouraged, and may be made to John Pearson at J.Pearson@ed.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 22 January 2019.

Workshop on iterative methods, Dublin, June 2019

The Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI) at Trinity College Dublin will be hosting a workshop next summer titled “Beyond the discrete: iterative methods from the continuum perspective“. Its purpose is to advance a more full view of iterative methods, which connects the measure of convergence in finite dimensions to the underlying continuum problem and the discretization that induced the finite dimensional linear system in question.  We seek to introduce these ideas to younger researchers in the early stages of their careers while bringing together current leaders in the field to have fruitful discussions and share their latest research.

The workshop will combine introductory lectures on interrelated subtopics and hosting and encouraging interesting discussions.  There will also be a poster session wherein younger researchers can present their work. Confirmed invited speakers are:

  • Victorita Dolean (University of Strathclyde/Nice)
  • Maya Neytcheva (Uppsala University)
  • Catherine Powell (University of Manchester)
  • Zdenek Strakoš (Charles University Prague)
  • Walter Zulehner (Johannes Kepler University, Austria).

The Workshop will take place from the morning of June 3 to lunchtime of June 7, 2019 in the Hamilton Building of Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. More detailed information, including how to register, can be found at

https://www.maths.tcd.ie/~ksoodha/beyonddiscrete2019/

We encourage interested colleagues to register and book hotel reservations as soon as possible, as the demand for hotel rooms is exceedingly high during the summer months, particularly in June.

Important Deadlines:

  • March 20, 2019: Registration with talk/poster abstract submission (for early career people)
  • March 20, 2019: Registration with request for possible limited financial support (for early career people)
  • May 20, 2019: General registration deadline

InFoMM 2018 UK Graduate Modelling Camp, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 2-5 April, 2019

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM CDT) is now accepting applications for the InFoMM 2018 UK Graduate Modelling Camp, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 2-5 April, 2019.

The UK Graduate Modelling Camp is a 4-day workshop that aims to provide participants with hands-on experience of mathematical modelling under the guidance of experienced instructors.

The Camp is open to PhD students in numerate disciplines and is designed to promote a broad range of problem-solving skills, such as mathematical modelling & analysis, scientific computation, and critical assessment of solutions.

The mentors for the 2019 edition of the event will be

Radu Cimpeanu, Oxford

Susana Gomes, Warwick

Huaxiong Huang, Toronto

Katerina Kaouri, Cardiff

Nicos Pavlidis, Lancaster

For further information, and to apply, please visit

http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/r/infommgradcamp

Applications close on 31 January 2019, and we have a number of Oxford-funded bursaries to cover up to 50% of the residential attendee charge.

Registration now open for 2019 SIAM-UKIE annual meeting

Registration is now open for the 23rd  Annual Meeting of the SIAM UKIE Section, taking place at

The Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford on Friday 11th of January 2019.

The meeting features five invited speakers and a poster session. We will also have a “poster blitz” session and offer travel support to students and postdocs presenting posters.

The confirmed invited speakers are:

Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Incoming SIAM President

Des Higham,  Strathclyde University

Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb, University of Cambridge

Kirk Soodhalter, Trinity College Dublin

Konstantinos Zygalakis, University of Edinburgh

To register, please visit

https://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/siamukie/meetings.html

Heilbronn Fellowships in Mathematics at Manchester (3 positions)

The School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester has three Helibronn Fellowships in Mathematics available, in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. Experience in Algebra or Numerical Linear Algebra, interpreted broadly, is preferred. The Fellowships last for three years, starting in October 2019 or at a mutually agreed alternative date. The The salary is £37,345 to £42,036 per annum (according to relevant experience) plus a supplement of £3500 per annum, and at least £2,500 per annum is available for research expenses.

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR) is a major national centre which works in collaboration with universities and Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) to support mathematics research. It employs more than 30 Heilbronn Fellows, who divide their time between academic research and work for GCHQ. The Institute also runs a highly successful programme of events to promote and further the cause and understanding of advanced mathematical research. These include conferences, focused research groups and workshops. It is named after Professor Hans Heilbronn FRS, who was a major contributor to UK mathematics.

The Heilbronn Fellowship holders will divide their time equally between their own academic research (in the School of Mathematics at the University) and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute. The Institute’s work offers opportunities to engage in collaborative work as well as individual projects.

The closing date is November 11, 2018. More information about the Heilbronn Fellowship in Mathematics is available in the advert and further particulars here, which also describe security requirements attached to these posts.

PhD position – Preconditioners for time-harmonic heterogeneous electromagnetic problems (fully funded, Univ. Strathclyde)

PDEs (partial differential equations) arise in the mathematical modelling of many physical phenomena as well as science and engineering problems (meteorology, structural analysis, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, finance, etc.) Parallel solution schemes using state-of-the art computers allow scientists to obtain more representative and accurate solutions of the discretised equations faster. This increase in computational and modelling capabilities in turn encourages modelers and scientists to tackle harder problems, which need finer discretisations or more complex geometries. Among these problems, wave propagation in heterogeneous media and time harmonic regime (supposing an oscillatory behaviour in time of the solution) is particularly challenging and requires sophisticated methods. This project seeks to design, analyse, and implement fast, highly-parallel preconditioners for problems involving electromagnetic waves. The PhD researcher will have a substantial interaction with the postdoctoral researchers and scientists working in a recently awarded EPSRC grant between the Universities of Bath and Strathclyde, as well as with the industrial and academic international experts who are collaborating in this project.

Prerequisites: you should have (or expect to have) a UK Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics, or a closely related discipline with a high mathematical content. Knowledge of numerical methods for the solution of partial differential equations and programming in usual scientific programming languages is desirable.

The candidates must be a UK citizen, or a EU citizen fulfilling the EPSRC requirements. The starting date of the position should be on the 1st of October, 2018 or very soon after. Funding: 4 year scholarship – EPSRC framework for ‘National Productivity Investment Fund 2018 training Grant’ .

Informal inquiries can be made to the supervisor: V. Dolean

SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting 2019 in Oxford

The 23rd  Annual Meeting of the SIAM UKIE Section will be held at

The Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford on Friday 11th of January 2019.

The meeting features five invited speakers and a poster session. We are also planning to have a “poster blitz” session and to offer travel support to students and postdocs presenting posters.

The confirmed invited speakers are:

Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Incoming SIAM President

Des Higham,  Strathclyde University

Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb, University of Cambridge

Kirk Soodhalter, Trinity College Dublin

Konstantinos Zygalakis, University of Edinburgh