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Mathematical Modeling in Industry XIII
A Workshop for Graduate Students
August 2-11, 2010

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Joint effort of CIMAT, IMA, and PIMS.
Event Location: Center for Mathematical Research (CIMAT) in Guanajuato, Gto., México.

  Organizers
Richard J. Braun Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware
Jesus Cervantes Servin Center for Mathematical Research (CIMAT)
Brian Wetton Mathematics, University of British Columbia
  Description

The IMA is holding a 10-day workshop on Mathematical Modeling in Industry. This event will take place at CIMAT in Guanajuato, Mexico. 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.

Financial Support:

Selected Canadian and US participants will be provided with travel support by PIMS and IMA. All participants will be provided with room and board at CIMAT.

Application Procedure:

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.

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 16, 2010 for full consideration. Early submissions are encouraged. Successful applicants will be notified by April 30, 2010.

For a complete application, please fill out the application form and have two letters of recommendation sent to "Math Modeling Committee" at mm-applications@ima.umn.edu. Plain text or pdf are prefered.

On the application form you will be asked to indicate your top 3 project choices. You must submit 3 different project choices!

Travel Information:

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Frequently Asked Questions Answered by CIMAT

Projects and Industry Mentors:

There will be 6 teams participating in the workshop.

Team Mentors Affiliation Topic
1 Christopher Bemis White Box LLC, Minneapolis, MN Methods for CVaR optimization for a portfolio of equities
2 Harvey Haugen Beechy Industries, Beechy, Saskatchewan, Canada Modelling of a novel solution potash mining process
3 Michael Hofmeister Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany Production planning for water supply networks
4 Andreas Putz Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Mathematical modeling of two-phase flow in a PEM fuel cell
5 Raúl Quiroga-Barranco Center for Research in Mathematics A.C. Gravimetric measurements on moving and non-inertial platforms
6 Mariano Rivera Meraz Center for Research in Mathematics A.C. Aware system for aerial supervision of forest/suburban fires

Team 1: Methods for CVaR optimization for a portfolio of equities
Mentor: Christopher Bemis (White Box LLC, Minneapolis, MN)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Gustavo Othoniel Cano Department of Probability and Statistics Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Yifei Chen Department of Mathematics University of British Columbia
Sohhyun (Holly) Chung Department of Mathematics University of Michigan
Fernando Fontove Department of Computer Science Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Daniel Jordon Department of Mathematics Drexel University
Heng Ye Department of Combinatorics and Optimization University of Waterloo
Team 2: Modelling of a novel solution potash mining process
Mentor: Harvey Haugen (Beechy Industries, Beechy, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Sergio Almada Department of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology
Hector Hernandez Department of Software development Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Dori Luli Department of Applied Math for the Life and Social Sciences Arizona State University
Sarath Sasi Department of Mathematics and Statistics Mississippi State University
Lina Constanza Vargas Serdio Probabilidad y Estadística Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Lei Zhang Department of Mathematics Purdue University
Team 3: Production planning for water supply networks
Mentor: Michael Hofmeister (Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Sean Ahmad Colbert-Kelly Department of Mathematics Purdue University
Kirill Levin Department of Mathematics University of Toronto
Huijuan Li Department of Statistics Rutgers University
Ignacio Rozada Institute of Applied Mathematics University of British Columbia
Rogelio Salinas-Gutierrez Department of Computer Science Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Benjamin Manuel Sanchez Lengeling Department of Mathematics Universidad de Guanajuato
Team 4: Mathematical modeling of two-phase flow in a PEM fuel cell
Mentor: Andreas Putz (Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Francisco Alonso Espinosa Chavez Faculty of Physics and Mathematics Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.
Alejandro Jimenez Martinez Department of Mathematics Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Thomas Schoene Department of Computer Science University of Saskatchewan
Ignacio de Jesus Segovia Dominguez Computer Science Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Ryan Daniel Walker Department of Mathematics University of Kentucky
Erica Zuhr Department of Mathematics University of Florida
Team 5: Gravimetric measurements on moving and non-inertial platforms
Mentor: Raúl Quiroga-Barranco (Center for Research in Mathematics A.C.)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Haydey Alvarez Allende Applied Mathematics Department Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Elías Huchim Department of Mathematics Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Lakshmi Sankar Kalappattil Mathematics and Statistics Mississippi State University
Seonjeong Lee Department of Mathematical Sciences Seoul National University
Yao Li Department of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology
Eli Vanney Roblero Basic Mathematics Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Team 6: Aware system for aerial supervision of forest/suburban fires
Mentor: Mariano Rivera Meraz (Center for Research in Mathematics A.C.)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Hugo Carlos Martínez Department of Computer Science Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Praphat Xavier Fernandes Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Emory University
Francisco Javier Hernández Computación Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)
Matt Aleck Douglas McDonald Department of Mathematics University of Calgary
Scott William Ohlmacher Department of Mathematics University of Delaware
Jeffrey Kent Wiens Department of Applied Mathematics Simon Fraser University
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