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Mathematical Modeling in Industry XVIII
August 6-16, 2014

Richard BraunUniversity of Delaware
George HomsyPacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
Fadil SantosaUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Carlos TolmaskyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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The Mathematical Modeling in Industry Workshop for Graduate Students is designed to provide graduate students and qualified advanced undergraduates with first-hand experience in industrial research.

Workshop Format

Students work in teams of six or seven under the guidance of an industry mentor who helps the student model, analyze, and perform computational work associated with a real-world industrial problem.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 also 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 workshop. Past projects have resulted in papers published in refereed scientific journals.

Optional Trip to Microsoft Research

There will be a special half-day trip to Redmond, WA, to visit Microsoft Research on Saturday, August 16. We will hear presentations from Microsoft researchers about mathematical modeling and computer science applications at Microsoft and get a tour of the facilities. See http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/redmond/ for information about our destination. Participants will travel from Vancouver, BC, to Seattle, WA, on Saturday, August 16; departure is Saturday morning with return in the evening . All expenses will be covered as part of the workshop participation. Attendance will be optional, but non-U.S. citizens should be sure they have the proper visas for travel to and from the United States.

Location: Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Vancouver, BC, UBC PIMS Building

Application Procedure

Deadline May 9, 2014

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are invited to apply using the application link at the top of this page. 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.

On the application form you will be asked to indicate your top three project choices; three different project choices must be submitted.

Accommodation: All participants will be provided with room and board at UBC. Participants from Canadian and U.S. universities will be provided with travel support from PIMS and the IMA based on availability.

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