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Sep 4, 2017 • Jen Pestana

The digest this month includes an opportunity to contribute to the Strutctured Matrix Market, as well as annoucements of upcoming conferences and job opportunities.


Structured Matrix Market

We are launching a repository for structured matrices – Structured Matrix Market (SMart):

The collection is for various types of structured matrices in the forms of Matlab and other source codes, as well as data files. The codes can be used to generate test data for matrix computations, especially fast structured methods such as rank-structured direct solvers.

Submissions of codes and data related to structured matrices are welcome. The submission method can be found on the website.

Jianlin Xia Purdue University

SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing


SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing
March 7-10, 2018, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Twitter hashtag: #SIAMPP18

Important Dates:

Aug.21, 2017: Minisymposium proposal Submissions
Sep.18, 2017: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts
Sep.08, 2017: SIAM Student Travel Award & Early Career Travel Award Applications

Hosted by:

SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC)
The Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM) Waseda University

SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, hosted by SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing, is one of the most important meetings on algorithms and applications for parallel processing. The meeting is held every second year, and more than 400 experts from all over the world attend it in recent years. The 16th meeting in 2018 (SIAM PP18) will be held at the Nishi-Waseda Campus of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Invited Speakers:

Takuya Akiba, Preferred Networks, Japan
Haohuan Fu, National Supercomputing Center, Wuxi, China
Tsuyoshi Ichimura, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Shin’ichi Oishi, Waseda University, Japan
John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Wim Vanroose, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Chao Yang, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Co-Chairs of the Conference Organizing Committee:

Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kengo Nakajima, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo , Japan
Olaf Schenk, Universita della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Local Organizing Committee:

Shin’ichi Oishi, Waseda University & President of JSIAM, Japan, Chair
Tetsuya Sakurai, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Vice-Chair
Takeshi Ogita, Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Japan, Secretary General
Naoya Yamanaka, Meisei University, Japan, Secretary
Yuuka Yanagisawa, Waseda University, Japan, Secretary
Atsuhi Minamihata, Waseda University, Japan, Secretary
Toshihiro Hanawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Tetsuya Hoshino, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Akihiro Ida, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Masahide Kashiwagi, Waseda University, Japan
Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yusuke Morikura, Teikyo Heisei University, Japan
Kengo Nakajima, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Kouta Sekine, Toyo University, Japan
Reiji Suda, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Postdoctoral Position in Numerical Linear Algebra on Extreme-scale Computers at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the Computational Mathematics Group at STFC-RAL in Oxfordshire, UK.

The successful candidate will join the Numerical Linear Algebra for Future and Emerging Technologies (NLAFET) project funded by the European Commission involving Inria, Umea University, University of Manchester and STFC-RAL.
The position will focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of parallel algorithms for numerical linear algebra with regards to extreme-scale challenges. The research at RAL will principally be on sparse direct solvers that are highly scalable and thus suitable for future and emerging large scale computers. The algorithms developed will be validated on several applications targeted by NLAFET, such as power systems, computational fluid dynamics, and astrophysics. The research will be done in close collaboration with established researchers in the Computational Mathematics Group as well as with other partners in NLAFET.

Candidates should have a PhD in applied mathematics or computer science and expertise in numerical linear algebra and high performance computing. The candidate must have a visa to work in the UK which automatically includes any UK or EU citizen.

This post offers a full-time research appointment until the end of the project on 31 October 2018.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Iain Duff [email protected].

To apply or to find out more details about the position, please go to the STFC recruitment portal at:

The deadline for applications is 24th September 2017 but I encourage people to apply well before that date. The appointment can begin at any time after the job offer and ideally the post should start on or before 1st November 2017.

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