University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Fall 2000

IMA Career Workshop:

Connecting Women in Mathematical Sciences to Industry

Cosponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

with partial support from the Department of Energy

and Coastcom

Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, 2000


Rosemary E. Chang

Suzanne Lenhart
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Margaret H. Wright
Bell Laboratories, Lucent

Schedule Participants Photos
Material from Talks


Mathematical problems arising in industrial applications typically involve complicated, interdisciplinary issues of formulation, analysis and solution. Many women in mathematical sciences today are contributing to this important work in industrial applications, but more women should be informed of the opportunities provided by real world problems for high quality research, contributions to practical solutions and rewarding careers. This weekend workshop is intended to increase and enhance the awareness of women mathematicians about industrial applications.

The diverse nature of industrial applications will be conveyed through technical talks by selected participants, chosen based on their successful experiences with real world problems.A panel of women established in successful industrial careers will give their viewpoints to encourage women to become involved with industrial problems. Focused small group discussions will be included to exchange ideas on strategies to enhance the participation of women in industrial applications.

This workshop will include approximately 60 invited participants: 20 mathematical scientists and managers whose work involves solving industrial problems,and 40 graduate students in applied mathematics and related fields.

Foreign Nationals (F-1/ H-1 visas), if you are receiving financial support, you will need to provide a copy of your 1-94 in order to receive reimbursement.


Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 pm Reception at Radisson Metrodome Hotel- Ballroom D
7:00 pm

Dinner at Radisson Metrodome Hotel -Ballroom D

Brief welcoming remarks made by Willard Miller and Suzanne Lenhart

All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:00 am Registration and
Continental Breakfast
Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
8:30 am Rosemary E. Chang
Roadmap to the Workshop
8:45 am Rosemary E. Chang
Some Realities of Working in Industry
9:00 am Lynne E. Parker
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Multi-Robot Cooperation: From Fundamental Research to Real-World Applications
9:30 am Sarah Holte
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

A Competition Model for Viral Inhibition of Host Cell Proliferation

Talk   pdf   postscript

10:00 am Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
10:30 am Sharon Filipowski
Boeing Company
Applications of Nonsmooth Optimization in Industry
11:00 am-
12:00 pm
Panel Discussion - moderated by Suzanne Lenhart

Finding Opportunities in Industry

Panelists - Bin Yu, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Sarah Holte and Kathy Brenan

1:30 pm Carolyn R. Cho
SmithKline Beecham R&D
Modeling Osteoporosis: Parathyroid Hormone Receptor Binding Kinetics
2:00 pm Anna Gilbert
AT&T Labs-Research
New Problems in Industrial Mathematics Research
2:30 pm Kathleen Hoffman
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
A Simple Model of Sheet Metal Assembly
3:00 pm Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
3:30 pm Tamara G. Kolda
Sandia National Laboratories
Optimization, Engineering, and Cluster Computing
4:00-5:30 pm

Breakout groups

IMA East, Lind Hall 4th Floor

Group assignments and room locations will be announced at the workshop.

How can colleges, universities, industry, government laboratories, funding agencies, and professional organizations encourage women mathematical scientists to become involved with industrial problems?

What strategies and policies would be constructive?

6:15 pm Reception at Sky-U-Mah Room Gateway Center
7:00 pm Dinner with speaker: Alessandra Chiareli
On Becoming an Industrial Mathematician & the Mathematics of Fiber Optics

Dinner at Gateway Center

All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:00 am Continental Breakfast IMA East, Lind Hall 400
8:30-10:00 am Breakout groups (continued) IMA East, Lind Hall 4th Floor
10:00 am Break IMA East, Lind Hall 400
10:30 am Reports of the breakout groups
11:15 am Summary Discussion led by Suzanne Lenhart and Rosemary Chang
Friday Saturday Sunday


as of 9/8/2000
Name Department Affiliation
Kashi Abhyankar Mathematics University of California Berkeley
Dawn Arnold Mathematics & Computer Science Kent State University
Grazyna Badowski Mathematics Wayne State University
Leah Berman Mathematics University of Washington
Mireille Boutin Mathematics University of Minnesota
Kathryn Brenan   The Aerospace Corporation
Naala Brewer   Disney Company
Dorothy Buck Mathematics University of Texas at Austin
Mary Patricia Campbell   Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Jamylle Carter   Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Rosemary E. Chang Vice President, Engineering Coastcom
Sylvia Chiang Mathematics University of Michigan
Alessandra Chiareli Electronic Materials Techn 3M Center
Carolyn Cho Bioinformatics Mathematical Biology SmithKline Beecham R&D
Anne Collins Mathematics Duke University
Dawn Costello   Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Susan D'Agostino Mathematics Dartmouth College
Amy Del Medico Mathematical Sciences Northern Illinois University
Colleen Duffy   University of St. Thomas
Ms Ioana Dumitriu Mathematics Masachusetts Institute of Technology
Marguerite Eisenstein-Taylor Mathematics Brandeis University
Ruth Enoch Mathematics Purdue University
Sharon K. Filipowski   Boeing Company
K. Renee Fister Mathematics and Statistics Murray State University
Tina Garrett Mathematics University of Minnesota
Anna Ghazaryan Mathematics Ohio State University
Anna Gilbert   AT&T Labs-Research
Sonja Glavaski Control and Dynamics, MN65 2810 Honeywell Technology Center
Yi Guo   Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Kathleen Hoffman Mathematics University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Sarah Holte HIVNET Statistical Center Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Shu-Jen Huang Mathematics University of Florida
Diane Jamrog Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Milena Khlabystova Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology
Cindy Knudsen Mathematics and Statistics University of Regina
Tammy Kolda   Sandia National Laboratories
Ruth Kreichauf   Honeywell Technology Center
Rachel Kuske Mathematics University of Minnesota
Catherine Lebiedzik Mathematics University of Virginia
Koung-Hee Leem Mathematics University of Iowa
Terry Jo Leiterman Mathematics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Suzanne Lenhart Mathematics University of Tennessee
Alison Leuthard   University of St. Thomas
Christine Lind Mathematics and Computer Science Macalester College
Natalie Linnell Mathematics University of Minnesota
Cyndi Lovelock Krohn Mathematics University of Tennessee
Dana Mackenzie   Science Magazine
Judith McDonald Mathematics & Statistics University of Regina
Willard Miller   Institute for Mathematics & its Applications
Misun Min Applied Mathematics Brown University
Kristen Nairn Mathematics Columbia University
Haewon Nam Mathematics Texas A&M University
Carmeliza Navasca Mathematics University of California, Davis
Nilima Nigam   Institute for Mathematics & its Applications
Meghan O'Brien   University of St. Thomas
Tessa Osborn-Smith Mathematics University of Arizona
Melanie Palma Mathematics Boston University
Karen Pao   Los Alamos National Laboratory
Lynne Parker   Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bozenna J. Pasik-Duncan Mathematics University of Kansas
Janet Pavelich Mathematics California Institute of Technology
Laura K. Potter Center for Research in Scientific Computation North Carolina State University
Katherine Preedy Mathematics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Billie Rinaldi Mathematical Sciences Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Fadil Santosa   IMA and MCIM
Kristin Shimmin Mathematics University of Minnesota
Suzanne Shontz Applied Mathematics Cornell University
Linda Smolka Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
Masha Sosonkina Computer Science University of Minnesota, Duluth
Becca Thomases Mathematics University of California Santa Barbara
Minaya Villasanadevilles Mathematics Claremont Graduate School
Meta Voelker Mathematics University of Wisconsin-Madison
Janet Waldrop Mathematics Mississippi State University
Bin Yu Statistics University of California- Berkeley

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