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May 1, 2017 • Jen Pestana

In this digest are conference updates and upcoming deadlines.


S3PM-2017 General Updates

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are writing to inform you about a few updates on the S3PM-2017 Convention:

Dates: June 19th - 23rd, 2017
Place: UC Berkeley, California see on the map
There will be a joint poster session between SPM and SMI. You can submit proposals for posters before May 5th.
Click here to submit poster abstracts to SPM-2017.
Click here to submit poster abstracts to SMI-2017.
The SPM and SMI paper submission rounds are over. However, researchers and practitioners are welcome to submit relevant papers to the Fabrication and Sculpting Event (FASE) before May 15th.
Click here to submit full papers to FASE-2017.
Click here for more information about mini-symposia.
The early registration (offering $100 discount for all registrations) is available until May 17th.
Click here to register now!
Blocks of rooms are reserved for the guests in two hotels near the convention venue. Group rates are available until the block sells out and before May 17th, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more about venue and lodging.
We have three confirmed keynote speakers so far: Hao Li, Kristina Shea, and Jonathan R. Shewchuk will talk about new frontiers for S3PM!
Click here to learn more about keynote speeches.
So far, we have five financial sponsors supporting S3PM: Autodesk (Gold), Siemens (Gold), PARC (Gold), University of Wisconsin (Gold), and Elsevier (Silver).
We will inform you of more updates in the near future. Look forward to seeing you at the S3PM-2017 in Berkeley, CA!

Morad Behandish, Publicity Chair

3-year fixed-term NA Position, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

We have an opening for a fixed-term, junior researcher to join the Numerical Analysis Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford, England. The Group’s main focus is on topics relating to large-scale numerical linear algebra and optimization.

The position will involve undertaking novel independent and collaborative scientific research at an international level in an area of computational numerical analysis that is closely related to the existing research interests of the Group. The role will also contribute to developing, supporting and maintaining software within the Group’s key software projects (notably HSL, SPRAL and GALAHAD).

Further responsibilities will include developing 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), and the writing of grant applications to secure future funding for numerical analysis research and software development projects.

For further details, please visit or contact us ([email protected], [email protected]) by email for particular queries. The closing date for applications is the 14th May 2017, with interviews scheduled for the 12th June 2017.

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