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Mathematical Modeling in Industry XII
A Workshop for Graduate Students
August 6-15, 2008


  Organizers
Fadil Santosa IMA, University of Minnesota
Richard J. Braun Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware
  Description

The IMA is holding a 10-day workshop on Mathematical Modeling in Industry. The workshop is designed to provide graduate students and qualified advanced undergraduates with first hand experience in industrial research.

Format

Students will work in teams of up to 6 students under the guidance of a mentor from industry. The mentor will help guide the students in the modeling process, analysis and computational work associated with a real-world industrial problem. A progress report from each team will be scheduled during the period. In addition, each team will be expected to make an oral final presentation and submit a written report at the end of the 10-day period.

Projects and Industry Mentors

There will be 6 teams participating in the workshop.
Team Mentors Affiliation Topic
1 Christopher Bemis Whitebox Advisors Modeling, simulation, and the analysis of a financial derivative
2 Olus N. Boratav Corning Inc. Stability of extending films
3 J. Michael Gray and Robert Shimpa Medtronic Ribbon formation for electrical interconnection
4 Thomas A. Grandine Boeing Loft-free unlofting methods for geometric design
5 Anthony José Kearsley National Institute of Standards and Technology Optimal calibration in chemical spectroscopy
6 Chai Wah Wu IBM Research Performance and robustness study of peer-to-peer networks

Team 1: Modeling, simulation, and the analysis of a financial derivative
Mentor: Christopher Bemis (Whitebox Advisors)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Sohhyun Chung Department of Mathematics University of Michigan
Holly Clark Department of Mathematics University of Tennessee
Junming Huang Department of Mathematics University of Pittsburgh
Xingjie Li School of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Mohammad Zaki Department of Mathematics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Qinghua Zhu Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware
Team 2: Stability of extending films
Mentor: Olus N. Boratav (Corning Inc.)

Progress report video (flv)
Final report video (flv)
Final report (pdf)
Jerome Goddard II Department of Mathematics and Statistics Mississippi State University
Taebeom Kim Department of Mathematics University of Houston
Jill Klentzman Department of Mathematics Southern Methodist University
Dias Kurmashev Department of Mathematics University of Memphis
Mauricio Osorio Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Cincinnati
Gregory Richards Department of Mathematical Sciences Kent State University
Team 3: Ribbon formation for electrical interconnection
Mentors: J. Michael Gray and Robert Shimpa (Medtronic)

Progress report video (flv)
Final report video (flv)
Final report (pdf)
Kapil Ahuja Department of Mathematics Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Yuan Dong Department of Mathematical Science Northern Illinois University
Huaiying Gu Department of Mathematics University of Michigan
Shiyuan Gu Department of Mathematics Louisiana State University
Jon Van Laarhoven Department of Applied Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences University of Iowa
Jia Wei Department of Mathematics Texas A & M University
Team 4: Loft-free unlofting methods for geometric design
Mentor: Thomas A. Grandine (Boeing)

Mentor overview video (flv)
Progress report video (flv)
Final report video (flv)
Final report (pdf)
Yilin Dai Department of Mathematical Sciences Michigan Technological University
Christina Dekany Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics Southern Methodist University
Simon Gemmrich Department of Mathematics and Statistics McGill University
Jiyung Lois Kwon Department of Mathematics Washington State University
Zhongyi Nie Department of Mathematics University of Kentucky
Qiling Shi Department of Mathematics University of Central Florida
Team 5: Optimal calibration in chemical spectroscopy
Mentor: Anthony José Kearsley (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Mentor overview video (flv)
Progress report video (flv)
Final report video (flv)
Final report (pdf)
Richard Barnard Department of Mathematics Louisiana State University
Yutheeka Gadhyan Department of Mathematics University of Houston
Youzuo Lin Department of Mathematics and Statistics Arizona State University
Lin Tong Department of Mathematics Iowa State University
Jiabin Wang Department of Statistics Rutgers University
Guangjin Zhong Department of Mathematical Sciences Michigan Technological University
Team 6: Performance and robustness study of peer-to-peer networks
Mentor: Chai Wah Wu (IBM Research)

Mentor overview video (flv)
Progress report video (flv)
Final report video (flv)
Final report (pdf)
Lyrial Marie Chism Department of Mathematics University of Mississippi
Xiaoqing He School of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Liquan Huang Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware
Ashraf Ibrahim Department of Mathematics Texas A & M University
Christopher Jones Department of Mathematics University of Pittsburgh
Yan Shu Department of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology

Schedule

Week 1: Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Week 2:  | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
  Wednesday, August 6
All Day Workshop Outline: Posing of problems by the 6 industry mentors. Half-hour introductory talks in the morning followed by a welcoming lunch. In the afternoon, the teams work with the mentors. The goal at the end of the day is to get the students to start working on the projects.   EE/CS 3-180
9:00am-9:30am Coffee and Registration   EE/CS 3-176
9:30am-9:40am Welcome and Introduction Richard J. Braun (University of Delaware), Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota) EE/CS 3-180
9:40am-10:00am Team 1: Modeling, simulation, and the analysis of a financial derivative Christopher Bemis (Whitebox Advisors) EE/CS 3-180
10:00am-10:20am Team 2: Stability of extending films Olus N. Boratav (Corning) EE/CS 3-180
10:20am-10:40am Team 3: Ribbon formation for electrical interconnection J. Michael Gray (Medtronic), Robert Shimpa (Medtronic) EE/CS 3-180
10:40am-11:00am Break   EE/CS 3-176
11:00am-11:20am Team 4: Loft-free unlofting methods for geometric design Thomas Grandine (Boeing) EE/CS 3-180
11:20am-11:40am Team 5: Optimal calibration in chemical spectroscopy Anthony José Kearsley (National Institute of Standards and Technology) EE/CS 3-180
11:40am-12:00pm Team 6: Performance and robustness study of peer-to-peer networks Chai Wah Wu (IBM) EE/CS 3-180
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch    
1:30pm-4:30pm Afternoon - start work on projects
Break-out Rooms  
Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401
  Thursday, August 7
All Day Students work on the projects. Mentors guide their groups through the modeling process, leading discussion sessions, suggesting references, and assigning work.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Break-out Rooms  
  Friday, August 8
All Day Students work on the projects. Mentors available for consultation.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Break-out Rooms  
  Saturday, August 9
All Day Students work on the projects.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Break-out Rooms  
  Sunday, August 10
All Day Students work on the projects.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Break-out Rooms  
  Monday, August 11
9:00am-9:30am Coffee   EE/CS 3-176
9:30am-9:50am Team 4 progress report   EE/CS 3-180
9:50am-10:10am Team 2 progress report   EE/CS 3-180
10:10am-10:30am Team 5 progress report   EE/CS 3-180
10:30am-11:00am Break   EE/CS 3-176
11:00am-11:20am Team 1 progress report   EE/CS 3-180
11:20am-11:40am Team 6 progress report   EE/CS 3-180
11:40am-12:00pm Team 3 progress report   EE/CS 3-180
12:00pm-1:30pm Picnic at Cooke Hall Fields Picnic area map   Cooke Hall Fields Picnic area 
2:00pm-5:00pm Remainder of the day

Students work on projects. Mentors available for consultation.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Breakout Rooms  
  Tuesday, August 12
All Day Students work on the projects. Mentors available for consultation.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Break-out Rooms  
  Wednesday, August 13
All Day Students work on the projects. Mentors available for consultation.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Break-out Rooms  
  Thursday, August 14
All Day Students work on the projects. Mentors available for consultation.

Team 1 - LindH 403
Team 2 - LindH 217
Team 3 - LindH 409
Team 4 - LindH 215
Team 5 - LindH 436
Team 6 - LindH 401

  Break-out Rooms  
  Friday, August 15
8:30am-9:00am Coffee   EE/CS 3-176
9:00am-9:30am Team 3 final report   EE/CS 3-180
9:30am-10:00am Team 6 final report   EE/CS 3-180
10:00am-10:30am Team 1 final report   EE/CS 3-180
10:30am-11:00am Break   EE/CS 3-176
11:00am-11:30am Team 5 final report   EE/CS 3-180
11:30am-12:00pm Team 2 final report   EE/CS 3-180
12:00pm-12:30pm Team 4 final report   EE/CS 3-180
12:30pm-2:00pm Pizza party   Lind Hall 400

Application Procedure [application deadline has passed]

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are invited to apply. An application form must be submitted to the IMA. In addition, two letters of recommendation are required; one must be from the student's advisor, director of graduate studies, or department chair. Prerequisites vary and depend on the project, but computational skills are important.

The IMA will cover local living expenses and will offer to pay airfare for the math modeling participants. Selection criteria will be based on background and statement of interest, as well as geographic and institutional diversity. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications must be completed by April 28, 2008 for full consideration. Early submissions are encouraged. Successful applicants will be notified by May 5, 2008.

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Name Department Affiliation
Kapil Ahuja Department of Mathematics Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Richard Barnard Department of Mathematics Louisiana State University
Christopher Bemis   Whitebox Advisors
Olus N. Boratav Corning
Richard J. Braun Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware
Lyrial Marie Chism Department of Mathematics University of Mississippi
Sohhyun Chung Department of Mathematics University of Michigan
Holly Clark Department of Mathematics University of Tennessee
Yilin Dai Department of Mathematical Sciences Michigan Technological University
Christina Dekany Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics Southern Methodist University
Yuan Dong Department of Mathematical Sciences Northern Illinois University
Yutheeka Gadhyan Department of Mathematics University of Houston
Simon Gemmrich Department of Mathematics and Statistics McGill University
Jerome Goddard II Department of Mathematics and Statistics Mississippi State University
Thomas Grandine Mathematics and Computing Technology Boeing
J. Michael Gray   Medtronic
Huaiying Gu Department of Mathematics University of Michigan
Shiyuan Gu Department of Mathematics Louisiana State University
Xiaoqing He School of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Junming Huang Department of Mathematics University of Pittsburgh
Liquan Huang Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware
Ashraf Ibrahim Department of Mathematics Texas A & M University
Christopher Jones Department of Mathematics University of Pittsburgh
Anthony José Kearsley Mathematical and Computational Science Division National Institute of Standards and Technology
Taebeom Kim Department of Mathematics University of Houston
Jill Klentzman Department of Mathematics Southern Methodist University
Dias Kurmashev Department of Mathematics University of Memphis
Jiyung Lois Kwon Department of Mathematics Washington State University
Xingjie Li Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Youzuo Lin Department of Mathematics and Statistics Arizona State University
Zhongyi Nie Department of Mathematics University of Kentucky
Mauricio Osorio Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Cincinnati
Gregory Richards   Kent State University
Fadil Santosa School of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Qiling Shi Department of Mathematics University of Central Florida
Robert Shimpa   Medtronic
Yan Shu School of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology
Lin Tong Department of Mathematics Iowa State University
Jon Van Laarhoven Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences University of Iowa
Jiabin Wang Department of Statistics Rutgers University
Jia Wei Department of Mathematics Texas A & M University
Chai Wah Wu Thomas J. Watson Research Center IBM
Mohammad Zaki Department of Mathematics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Guangjin Zhong Department of Mathematical Sciences Michigan Technological University
Qinghua Zhu Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware

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