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ILAS-Net Archive 2017

2017 April 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2156
SUBJECT:  ILAS 2017 Deadlines

Early Registration

Early registration for ILAS 2017 ends April 30.  The price for every 
registration category increases by $50 on May 1.  In particular, registration 
for students is free only through April 30.  See

Poster session

On Monday evening July 24 there will be a poster presentation session as part 
of the reception.  To submit a poster, please an email with "ILAS 2017 poster" 
in the title to  In the email state your name, 
affiliation, and poster title.  No abstract is necessary.  Posters will be 
accepted until May 31 or the poster session is full, whichever comes first.  


Hotels are filling fast and all participants who do not already have a booking 
are encouraged to reserve a room as soon as possible.

We are no longer accepting applications for residence hall housing.  All 
participants who have applied for a room should have received one of the 
following replies:

1) We have booked a room for you and you are funded (so no payment is needed 
for your housing).

2) We have booked a room for you but you are not yet funded. If you are not 
funded when payment is due, we will send you payment instructions (some 
funding is not yet determined as we are still waiting to hear from some 
funding agencies).

3) We are unable to book a room for you.

If you applied for residence housing but did not receive a reply, please 

Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees

2017 April 03                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2155
SUBJECT:  SIAM 2017 Fellows

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has recently 
announced its 2017 SIAM Fellows, and among those named are (present or past) 
ILAS and/or SIAG/LA members:

Zhaojun Bai
Peter Benner
Angelika Bunse-Gerstner
Lieven De Lathauwer
Bart De Moor
Michael Kwok-Po Ng
Daniel B. Szyld

Zhaojun was recognized for contributions to numerical linear algebra, 
especially eigenvalue computation, and applications to computational science 
and engineering, Peter for contributions to numerical methods for optimal 
control and model reduction, Angelika for contributions in numerical linear 
algebra, control theory, and model reduction, Lieven for fundamental 
contributions to theory, computation, and application of tensor 
decompositions, Bart for contributions to concepts and algorithms in numerical 
multilinear algebra and applications in engineering, Michael for fundamental 
contributions to algorithms for structured linear systems and image 
processing, and Daniel for contributions to numerical algebra and matrix theory.

On behalf of ILAS, I extend congratulations to all of them for this 
well-deserved honour.

2017 March 08                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2154
SUBJECT:  Send News and Articles for IMAGE 58

The deadline for submission to the Spring issue of IMAGE is approaching. Items 
are due April 2, 2017.

IMAGE seeks to publish all news of interest to the linear algebra community. 
New problems for the problem section are always welcome. Also, if you hosted a 
conference, please consider submitting a conference report.

Send your items directly to the appropriate person:
- problems and solutions to Rajesh Pereira (
- feature articles to Michael Cavers (
- history of linear algebra to Naomi Shaked-Monderer (
- book reviews to Douglas Farenick (
- linear algebra education news to David Strong (
- announcements and reports of conferences, workshops and journals to Minerva 
Catral (
- interviews of senior linear algebraists to Carlos Fonseca 
- advertisements to Amy Wehe (

Send all other correspondence to Kevin N. Vander Meulen (

Deadline for submission is April 2, 2017.

IMAGE Issue 58 is scheduled to be published online June 1, 2017.

For past issues of IMAGE, please visit

2017 March 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2153
SUBJECT:  2020 Householder Symposium

The Householder Committee seeks a team to organize the 2020 Householder 
Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra.  The deadline for submitting a proposal 
is 1 April 2017.

Guidelines for preparing a proposal can be found at: 

Additional questions, and completed proposals can be sent to:

Jim Nagy
Chair, Householder Committee 

2017 March 07                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2152
SUBJECT:  Graduate Student Modeling Workshop (IMSM 2017), July 2017

The 23rd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for Graduate Students 
will take place at North Carolina State University, between 16-26 July 2017.  The workshop is 
sponsored by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) together with 
the Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC) and the Department of Mathematics at 
North Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and statistics to 
exciting real-world problems from industry and government. The workshop provides students with 
experience in a research team environment and exposure to possible career opportunities. On 
the first day, a Software Carpentry bootcamp will bring students up-to-date on their 
programming skills in Python/Matlab and R, and introduce them to version control systems and 
software repositories.

Local expenses and travel expenses will be covered for students at US institutions.

The application deadline is April 15, 2017.  Information is available at and questions can be directed to 

With best regards,
Mansoor Haider, Ilse Ipsen, Pierre Gremaud, and Ralph Smith

2017 March 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2151
SUBJECT:  Extension of deadlines for Malta 2MCGTC

2MCGTC 2017
Malta, 26-30 June 2017 

Extension of deadlines

Submission of Abstracts for Contributed Talks:

After receiving several requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been 
extended to 30th April 2017. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail on 
using the LaTeX template provided here: 

Registration for Early-Bird Package:

Due to the high demand for the Early-Bird Package, the Organising Committee was able to 
negotiate with the Conference venue an extension of the Early-Bird Registration period. It is 
thus with pleasure that we are able to announce that the closing date for the Early-Bird 
Package has been extended and this package will now be available until all such packages on 
offer last or until the 1st April 2017, whichever is the earliest. The registration form can 
be found on: 

Further information:



2017 March 02                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2150
SUBJECT:  Abstract submission ends March 3 for ILAS 2017

All abstracts for ILAS 2017 must be submitted through the online submission process described 
under Submissions using the Fields Institute.  

 Since some users have experienced difficulty with this process, the submission process will 
remain open through Friday March 3, but anyone who intends to submit an abstract  should do 
so as soon as possible if it has not already been done.  

 Talks invited by the organizers for a mini-symposium or plenary talk are automatically 
accepted.  On the next business day after an abstract for a contributed talk is submitted, it 
is reviewed and an email notification is sent by ILAS 2017 organizers (if the talk is 

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees

2017 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2149 
SUBJECT:  New Book Announcement

We are pleased to announce the publication of the volume

M. Benzi and V. Simoncini (Editors),
"Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations:
Algorithms and Applications (Cetraro, Italy 2015)",
Lecture Notes in Mathematics vol. 2173, CIME Foundation Subseries,
Springer, 2016 (pp. ix + 406), ISBN 978-3-319-49886-7.

The volume collects the text of the lectures given at the CIME Summer Course of 
the same title in Cetraro (Italy) in June 2015.  The table of contents is as 

M. Benzi and V. Simoncini, Preface

C. F. Van Loan, Structured Matrix Problems from Tensors

D. A. Bini, Matrix Structures in Queuing Models

J. Ballani and D. Kressner, Matrices with Hierarchical Low-Rank Structures

M. Benzi, Localization in Matrix Computations: Theory and Applications

H. Z. Munthe-Kaas, Groups and Symmetries in Numerical Linear Algebra

The volume is also available as an eBook.

For further information, see 

Michele Benzi (Emory University)
Valeria Simoncini (Universita` di Bologna)

2017 February 20                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2148 
 SUBJECT:  ILAS Election Results 

 The ballots for this year's ILAS elections have now been counted, with the 
following results:

 Peter Semrl has been re-elected to the position of President for a three-year 
term, beginning on March 1, 2017;


 James Nagy and Rachel Quinlan have been elected to three-year terms as 
members of the ILAS Board, beginning on March 1, 2017.

 On behalf of ILAS, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the 
Nominating  Committee - Heike Fassbender (chair), Shmuel Friedland, Sang-Gu 
Lee, Chi-Kwong Li, Luis Verde Star  - for their efforts on behalf of ILAS, 
and also to thank all of the nominees for their participation in the election.

 Hugo J. Woerdeman
2017 February 14                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2146 
 SUBJECT: Registration is now open - Preconditioning 2017 

 Registration is now open for the International Conference on Preconditioning 
Techniques for Scientific and Industrial Applications, which will take place 
in Vancouver, Canada, on July 31 - August 2, 2017. Please point your browser 
and follow the links.

 Best wishes,
 The Organizing Committee: Chen Greif, Esmond Ng, Yousef Saad and Andy Wathen

2017 February 11                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2145 

 This is a reminder that the abstract submission deadline for ILAS 2017 is March 1.  
This deadline applies to all talks, including plenary, mini-symposium, and 
contributed talks.  This is the only deadline for talks and no extension is planned.  
Please submit abstracts as directed on the website,

 For students wishing to present posters there will be a deadline later in the spring 
for submission of a poster title, but the poster session is limited to students 
(undergraduate and graduate).

 People desiring to book hotel rooms for ILAS 2017 are encouraged to do so as soon as 
possible.  A number of events will be taking place in central Iowa in late July.  
While the three conference hotels have reserved blocks of rooms for ILAS 2017, when 
these are filled we may not be able to secure additional rooms in Ames.  

 Options for housing at ILAS 2017 are described the conference housing page
Rates and more detailed information is given there.  

 There is some funding available for students accommodated in the residence halls but 
it is necessary to apply as described at

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees

2017 January 30                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2144 
 SUBJECT: Live-streaming SAMSI WISO workshop 

Live-streaming SAMSI WISO workshop
 February 8-10, 2017

 The SAMSI Workshop on the Interface of Statistics and Optimization brings together 
 pioneers in statistics and optimization. In one-hour lectures they will discuss 
 the breadth and depth of advances, computational challenges, and cutting-edge 

 Larry Biegler (CMU), John Burns (Virginia Tech), Jack Dongarra (Tennessee),
 Yonina Eldar (Technion), Jianqing Fan (Princeton), Michael Jordan (UC Berkeley),
 Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Tech), Alex Shapiro (Georgia Tech),
 Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley & MPI Leipzig), Martin Wainwright (UC Berkeley),
 Margaret Wright (NYU Courant), Steve Wright (Wisconsin)

 The workshop will be live-streamed at
 The final schedule is still under construction.

2017 January 18                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2143 
 SUBJECT: Hotel Booking for ILAS 2017 

 People desiring to book hotel rooms for ILAS 2017 are encouraged to do so as soon 
as possible.  A number of events will be taking place in central Iowa in late 
July.  While the three conference hotels have reserved blocks of rooms for ILAS 
2017, when these are filled we may not be able to secure additional rooms in Ames.

 Options for housing at ILAS 2017 are described the conference housing page
Rates and more detailed information is given there.

 The conference headquarters hotel is Quality Inn and Suites, 2601 East 13th 
Street, Ames, IA, 50010, US; 515-232-9260 (phone); 515-598-5293 (fax);
If you will not have a car we recommend booking this hotel, as complementary 
shuttle service between this hotel and the conference will be provided.

 Two other hotels that also have ILAS room blocks are on the public bus system 
CyRide and are about 2.5 miles from campus.  These are good choices if you are 
comfortable using public transit or like long walks or have a car (if driving you 
will need to pay to park in the Memorial Union ramp):

 Gateway, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, Iowa, 50014, US; 515-292-8600 (phone); 
515-268-2224 (fax);

 Best Western Plus University Park, 2500 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa, 50010, 
US; 515-296-2500 (phone); 515-296-2874 (fax);

 Residence Hall housing is also available to anyone and students and postdocs are 
encouraged to apply for funding (the page has a link).

 Leslie Hogben, Chair, ILAS 2017 Organizing Committees

2017 January 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2142 
 SUBJECT: 2017 Householder Prize Nomination Deadline 

 The sixteenth Householder Award for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear 
algebra (PhD earned between 1 January 2014, and 31 December 2016) will be 
presented at the Householder Symposium XX.  For more information about the 
Householder Symposium and the Householder Award, including nomination 
instructions, see:

 Nominations for the Householder Award are due by 31 January 2017.

2017 January 16                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2141 
 SUBJECT: 2017 ILAS Election Voting Is Now Open 

 Each 2017 member of ILAS has been e-mailed (on January 12) an individual username 
and password and instructions for electronic voting, and voting is open.  If you 
have not yet voted, you may vote any time through 11:59 PM GMT February 16 but it 
is recommended to vote by Feb 15 (ILAS operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 
the election ends at 11:59 PM GMT  regardless of the time zone you are in.  So 
for many people the election ends early  in the day Feb 16).

 If you did not receive an e-mail and wish to vote, please verify that you are a 
2017 member (remember, receiving ILAS-Net messages does not imply you are an ILAS 
member).  You can determine whether or not you are a 2017 member of ILAS (as of 
January 11, 2017) by consulting the website:

 If you are a member and did not receive an e-mail, please contact Leslie Hogben, 
ILAS Secretary Treasurer, at to obtain your username and password.

2017 January 09                                     ILAS-NET Message No. 2140 
 SUBJECT: ILAS Lectures at Non-ILAS Conferences and a General Support of Non-ILAS 

 As part of ILAS's commitment to supporting activities in Linear Algebra, the 
Society maintains a program of providing some support to non-ILAS conferences. 
This support may take one of two forms (a conference may apply for only one of 
these two forms).

 ILAS Lectureships at non-ILAS conferences. It is expected that ILAS lecturers 
will be of the stature of plenary speakers at ILAS conferences, and may be 
supported by up to US$1000 for expenses, or in the case of a Hans Schneider 
Lecturer, US$1500. Reimbursement guidelines may be obtained from the 
Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Hogben.

 General support of conferences of up to $750.  Such support could be used for 
support of student expenses, expenses for participants from developing countries, 
or plenary speakers. Refreshment costs are not eligible. You are welcome to 
consult the President Peter Semrl about what you may propose.

 This is a reminder that there is a deadline of 30 September 2017 for receipt of 
proposals for sponsorship  of ILAS Lectures at non-ILAS meetings and for general 
support of conferences taking place in 2018. Please note that we will not be able 
to consider applications submitted after the deadline as it is important to rank 
all applications in one go. Each proposal is automatically assumed to be also a 
request for the ILAS endorsement of the conference.

 Further details on the guidelines for proposals can be found at the following