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2004 IMA Summer Program
Mathematical Modeling in Industry - A Workshop for Graduate Students
August 9-18, 2004


Organizers:

Fernando Reitich and Fadil Santosa
University of Minnesota

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. The following industry scientists have agreed to participate as mentors. Additional information about the projects will be provided shortly.

Team Mentors Affiliation Topic
1.
Dr. Eric van den Berg Telcordia Technologies
www.telcordia.com
Optimization in Wireless cdma Networks
2.
Dr. Ann Dewitt 3M; New Technologies in Pharmaceutical Research
www.mmm.com
Data to Knowledge in Pharmaceutical Research
3.
Dr. Thomas Grandine Boeing
www.boeing.com
Shape Comparison for Free-Form Geometric Modeling
4.
Dr. John Hoffman Lockheed Martin
www.lmco.com
Problems in Nonlinear Filtering
5.
Dr. Steven Vestal Honeywell Laboratories
www.honeywell.com
Embedded real-time safety-critical computer and communication systems

Workshop Outline

Day 1 (August 9): 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.

Day 2-Day 9: Students work on the projects. Mentors guide their groups through the modeling process, leading discussion sessions, suggesting references, and assigning work.

Day 5 (August 13): Informal progress reports by each group. This will be held in the morning.

Day 10 (August 18): Final presentations and submission of written reports. Closing lunch and pizza party. All activities are expected to end by 1:30 pm.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
MONDAY, AUGUST 9
All sessions are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
9:00 Coffee and Registration Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30-9:40 Douglas N. Arnold and Organizers Welcome and Introduction
9:40-10:00 Eric van den Berg
(Team 1)
Optimization in Wireless cdma Networks
10:00-10:20 Ann DeWitt
(Team 2)
Data to Knowledge in Pharmaceutical Research
10:20-10:40 Thomas Grandine
(Team 3)
Shape Comparison for Free-Form Geometric Modeling
10:40-11:00 Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00-11:20 John Hoffman
(Team 4)
Problems in Nonlinear Filtering
11:20-11:40 Steven Vestal
(Team 5)
Embedded Real-Time Safety-Critical Computer and Communication Systems
12:00 Lunch Orchid Cafe
Thai Cuisine
304 Oak Street
Minneapolis
Phone: 612-331-4061
afternoon
start work on projects
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13:
PROGRESS REPORT
9:30-9:50 Team 2  
9:50-10:10 Team 4  
10:10-10:30 Team 3  
10:30-10:50 Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
10:50-11:10 Team 5  
11:10-11:30 Team 1  
12:15-2:00 Picnic Location TBA
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18:
FINAL REPORT
9:00- 9:30 Team 5 final report  
9:30-10:00 Team 3 final report  
10:00-10:30 Team 4 final report  
10:30-11:00 Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00-11:30 Team 1 final report  
11:30-12:00 Team 2 final report  
12:00-2:00
Pizza party Lind 400

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Name Department Affiliation
Jung-Ha An Department of Mathematics University of Florida
Douglas N. Arnold Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Viktoria A. Averina Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Li Bai   University of California - Irvine
Saziye Bayram   SUNY at Buffalo
Robert Buckingham   Duke University
Giulio Ciraolo Dipartimento di matematica Ulisse Dini University degli Studi de Firenze
Jessica Conway Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Northwestern University
Ann Dewitt Department of Genomics 3M
German Enciso Department of Mathematics Rutgers University
Harshini Fernando DEPT. OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Texas Tech University
Wondimagegnehu Geremew Department of Mathematics Wayne State University
Thomas Grandine Mathematics and Computing Technology Boeing Company
Derek Hansen Dept. of Mathematics, Rutgers University Rutgers University
Theresa Hayter   Portland State University
John R. Hoffman Tactical Systems Lockheed Martin
Volodymyr Hrynkiv Department Of Mathematics University of Tennessee
Ao Jiang   University of Delaware
Justin Kao Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Northwestern University
Ali Khoujmane Department of Mathematics and Statistics Texas Tech University
Gary Kilper Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Chicago
Hye-Ryoung Kim   Seoul National University (BK21)
Harun Kurkcu   University of Minnesota
Debra Lewis IMA University of Minnesota
Guo Luo   Ohio State University
Todd Moeller Department of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology
Bernardo Pagnoncelli   Puc-RJ
Rochelle Pereira Department of Mathematics University of Chicago
Sonja Petrovic Department of Mathematics University of Kentucky
Fernando Reitich Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Fadil Santosa Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Arnd Scheel Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota
Deena Schmidt Center for Applied Mathematics Cornell University
Jaffar Ali Shahul Hameed   Mississippi State University
Joshua Strodtbeck Math Sciences University of Kentucky
Kai Sun Department of Computational & Applied Mathematics Rice University
Steven Vestal Aerospace Electronic Systems Honeywell
Zhengxiao Wu Department of Statistics University of Wisconsin
Wei Xiong Department of Mathematics Ohio State University
Jiaqi Yang Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Noam Zeev   University of Delaware
Wei Zhang Department of Mathematics University of Kentucky
Ivan Zorych Department of Mathematical Sciences New Jersey Institute of Technology
Eric van den Berg   Telcordia Technologies

Application Procedure

Deadline for application has already 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 but not travel (IMA Participating Institution may use their PI funds for this purpose) . 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 1, 2004 for full consideration. Early submissions are encouraged. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2004.

Completed application forms and Letters of Recommendation should be addressed to "Math Modeling Committee" and emailed to mm-applications@ima.umn.edu. Text, pdf or postscript files are prefered.

 

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