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Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware 
The IMA is holding a 10day 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.
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 realworld 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 10day period.
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  Loftfree 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 peertopeer networks 
Team 1: Modeling,
simulation, and the analysis of a financial derivative Mentor: Christopher Bemis (Whitebox Advisors)  
Student  Department  Institution 

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 UrbanaChampaign 
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: Loftfree 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 peertopeer 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. Halfhour 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 3180  
9:00am9:30am  Coffee and Registration  EE/CS 3176  
9:30am9:40am  Welcome and Introduction  Richard J. Braun (University of Delaware), Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota)  EE/CS 3180  
9:40am10:00am  Team 1: Modeling, simulation, and the analysis of a financial derivative  Christopher Bemis (Whitebox Advisors)  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:20am  Team 2: Stability of extending films  Olus N. Boratav (Corning)  EE/CS 3180  
10:20am10:40am  Team 3: Ribbon formation for electrical interconnection  J. Michael Gray (Medtronic), Robert Shimpa (Medtronic)  EE/CS 3180  
10:40am11:00am  Break  EE/CS 3176  
11:00am11:20am  Team 4: Loftfree unlofting methods for geometric design  Thomas Grandine (Boeing)  EE/CS 3180  
11:20am11:40am  Team 5: Optimal calibration in chemical spectroscopy  Anthony José Kearsley (National Institute of Standards and Technology)  EE/CS 3180  
11:40am12:00pm  Team 6: Performance and robustness study of peertopeer networks  Chai Wah Wu (IBM)  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm1:30pm  Lunch  
1:30pm4:30pm  Afternoon  start work on projects Breakout Rooms


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 
Breakout Rooms  
Friday, August 8  
All Day  Students work on the projects. Mentors available for
consultation.
Team 1  LindH 403 
Breakout Rooms  
Saturday, August 9  
All Day  Students work on the projects.
Team 1  LindH 403 
Breakout Rooms  
Sunday, August 10  
All Day  Students work on the projects.
Team 1  LindH 403 
Breakout Rooms  
Monday, August 11  
9:00am9:30am  Coffee  EE/CS 3176  
9:30am9:50am  Team 4 progress report  EE/CS 3180  
9:50am10:10am  Team 2 progress report  EE/CS 3180  
10:10am10:30am  Team 5 progress report  EE/CS 3180  
10:30am11:00am  Break  EE/CS 3176  
11:00am11:20am  Team 1 progress report  EE/CS 3180  
11:20am11:40am  Team 6 progress report  EE/CS 3180  
11:40am12:00pm  Team 3 progress report  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm1:30pm  Picnic at Cooke Hall Fields Picnic area map  Cooke Hall Fields Picnic area  
2:00pm5:00pm  Remainder of the day
Students work on projects. Mentors available for consultation.
Team 1  LindH 403 
Breakout Rooms  
Tuesday, August 12  
All Day  Students work on the projects. Mentors available for
consultation.
Team 1  LindH 403 
Breakout Rooms  
Wednesday, August 13  
All Day  Students work on the projects. Mentors available for
consultation.
Team 1  LindH 403 
Breakout Rooms  
Thursday, August 14  
All Day  Students work on the projects. Mentors available for
consultation.
Team 1  LindH 403 
Breakout Rooms  
Friday, August 15  
8:30am9:00am  Coffee  EE/CS 3176  
9:00am9:30am  Team 3 final report  EE/CS 3180  
9:30am10:00am  Team 6 final report  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:30am  Team 1 final report  EE/CS 3180  
10:30am11:00am  Break  EE/CS 3176  
11:00am11:30am  Team 5 final report  EE/CS 3180  
11:30am12:00pm  Team 2 final report  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm12:30pm  Team 4 final report  EE/CS 3180  
12:30pm2:00pm  Pizza party  Lind Hall 400 
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.
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 UrbanaChampaign 
Guangjin Zhong  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Michigan Technological University 
Qinghua Zhu  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Delaware 