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Mathematical Modeling in Industry X -
A Workshop for Graduate Students
August 9-18, 2006


Organizers:

Fadil Santosa
Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics
School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
http://www.math.umn.edu/~santosa/

Richard J. Braun
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Delaware
http://www.math.udel.edu/~braun/

Fernando Reitich
Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics
School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
http://www.math.umn.edu/~reitich/

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.

Team Mentors Affiliation Topic
1 Douglas C. Allan Corning Inc, Corning, NY Birefringence data analysis
2 Thomas Grandine The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA WEB-spline Finite Elements
3 SuPing Lyu Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN Cell-Foreign Particle Interactions
4 Klaus D. Wiegand ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX Reservoir Model Optimization under Uncertainty
5 Brendt Wohlberg Los Alamos National Laboratory Blind Deconvolution of Motion Blur in Static Images
6 Chai Wah Wu IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY Algorithms for the Carpool Problem
Team 1
Mentor: Douglas C. Allan (Corning Inc, Corning, NY)
Room 302 Lind Hall
Christopher Bailey Liquid Crystal Institute Kent State University
Ginmo (Jason) Chung Department of Mathematics University of California
Alvaro Guevara Department of Mathematics Louisiana State University
Sean Hardesty Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Joseph Kenney Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Sarthok Sircar Applied Mathematics Florida State University
Team 2
Mentor: Thomas Grandine (Mathematics and Computing Technology, Boeing Company)
Room 320 Lind Hall
Yanping Cao   University of California
Jon Van Laarhoven Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences University of Iowa
Olga Terlyga Department of Mathematics Northern Illinois University
Jianbao Wu Department of Mathematics University of Georgia
Guangri Xue Department of Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
Ping Zhang Department of Mathematics University of Kentucky
Team 3
Mentor: SuPing Lyu (Materials and Biosciences Center, Medtronic, Inc.)
Room 303 Lind Hall
Benjamin Cook Department of Mathematics University of California
Tanya Kazakova Department of Mathematics University of Notre Dame
Pedro Madrid Department of Mathematics University of Puerto Rico
Jeremy Neal Liquid Crystal Institute Kent State University
Miguel Pauletti Department of Mathematics University of Maryland
Ruijun Zhao Department of Mathematics Purdue University
Team 4
Mentor: Klaus D. Wiegand (ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company)
Room 315 Lind Hall
Sasanka Are Department of Math and Stat University of Massachusetts
Paul Dostert Department of Mathematics Texas A & M University
Bree Ettinger Department of Mathematics University of Georgia
Juan Liu Department of Mathematics University of Florida
Vadim Sokolov Department of Mathematical Sciences Northern Illinois University
Ang Wei Mathematical Science University of Delaware
Team 5
Mentor: Brendt Wohlberg (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Room 401 Lind Hall
Felix Krahmer Department of Mathematics New York University
Youzuo Lin Mathematics and Statistics Arizona State University
Bonnie McAdoo Department of Mathematical Sciences Clemson University
Katharine Ott Department of Mathematics University of Virginia
Jiakou Wang Department of Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
David Widemann Department of Mathematics University of Maryland
Team 6
Mentor: Chai Wah Wu (TJ Watson Research Center, IBM)
Room 409 Lind Hall
Joao Pedro Boavida School of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Vikram Kamat Mathematics and Statistics Arizona State University
Darshana Nakum Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Nevada
Hung (Ryan) Nong Computational and Applied Mathematics Rice University
Xinyi Zhang Department of Mathematics University of Delaware

Schedule
Wednesday, August 9
All Day Workshop Outline: 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.   EE/CS 3-180
9:00a-9:30a Coffee and Registration   EE/CS 3-176
9:30a-9:40a Welcome and Introduction Douglas N. Arnold (University of Minnesota Twin Cities), Richard J. Braun (University of Delaware), Fernando Reitich (University of Minnesota Twin Cities), Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota Twin Cities) EE/CS 3-180
9:40a-10:00a Team 1:Birefringence data analysis Douglas C. Allan (Corning) EE/CS 3-180
10:00a-10:20a Team 2: WEB-spline Finite Elements Thomas Grandine (The Boeing Company) EE/CS 3-180
10:20a-10:40a Team 3: Cell-Foreign Particle Interactions Suping Lyu (Medtronic) EE/CS 3-180
10:40a-11:00a Break   EE/CS 3-176
11:00a-11:20a Team 4: Reservoir Model Optimization under Uncertainty Klaus D. Wiegand (ExxonMobil) EE/CS 3-180
11:20a-11:40a Team 5: Blind Deconvolution of Motion Blur in Static Images Brendt Wohlberg (Los Alamos National Laboratory) EE/CS 3-180
11:40a-12:00p Team 6: Algorithms for the Carpool Problem Chai Wah Wu (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center) EE/CS 3-180
12:00p-1:30p Lunch   400 Lind Hall 
1:30p-4:30p afternoon - start work on projects   Break-out Rooms 
Thursday, August 10
All Day Students work on the projects. Mentors guide their groups through the modeling process, leading discussion sessions, suggesting references, and assigning work.   Break-out Rooms 
Friday, August 11
All Day Students work on the projects. Mentors guide their groups through the modeling process, leading discussion sessions, suggesting references, and assigning work.   Break-out Rooms 
Saturday, August 12
All Day Students and mentors work on the projects.   Break-out Rooms 
Sunday, August 13
All Day Students and mentors work on the projects.   Break-out Rooms 
Monday, August 14
9:30a-9:50a Team 6 Progress Report   EE/CS 3-180
9:50a-10:00a Team 3 Progress Report   EE/CS 3-180
10:10a-10:30a Team 2 Progress Report   EE/CS 3-180
10:30a-11:00a Break   EE/CS 3-176
11:00a-11:20a Team 4 Progress Report   EE/CS 3-180
11:20a-11:40a Team 5 Progress Report   EE/CS 3-180
11:40a-12:00p Team 1 Progress Report   EE/CS 3-180
12:00p-2:00p Picnic   UofM East River Flats Park 
Tuesday, August 15
All Day Students and mentors work on the projects.   Breakout Rooms 
Wednesday, August 16
All Day Students and mentors work on the projects.   Breakout Rooms 
Thursday, August 17
All Day Students and mentors work on the projects.   Breakout Rooms 
Friday, August 18
9:00a-9:30a Team 5 Final Report   EE/CS 3-180
9:30a-10:00a Team 1 Final Report   EE/CS 3-180
10:00a-10:30a Team 4 Final Report   EE/CS 3-180
10:30a-11:00a Break   EE/CS 3-176
11:00a-11:30a Team 2 Final Report   EE/CS 3-180
11:30a-12:00p Team 6 Final Report   EE/CS 3-180
12:00p-12:30p Team 3 Final Report   EE/CS 3-180
12:30p-2:00p Pizza party   Lind Hall 400

Application Procedure (Deadline has 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 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 15 2006 for full consideration. Early submissions are encouraged. Successful applicants will be notified by April 30, 2006.

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.

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

NAMEDEPARTMENTAFFILIATION
Douglas AllanGlass Research Corning Incorporated
Sasanka Are University of Massachusetts
Douglas ArnoldInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Donald AronsonInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Christopher Bailey Kent State University
Joao Pedro Boavida University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Richard BraunDepartment of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware
Yanping Caobad address University of California, Irvine
Ginmo (Jason) Chung University of California, Los Angeles
Benjamin Cook University of California, Los Angeles
Paul Dostert Texas A & M University
Bree Ettinger University of Georgia
Thomas GrandineDepartment of Applied Mathematics The Boeing Company
Alvaro Guevara Louisiana State University
Sean Hardesty Rice University
Vikram Kamat Arizona State University
Tanya Kazakova University of Notre Dame
Joseph KenneySchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Felix Krahmer New York University
Youzuo Lin Arizona State University
Juan Liu University of Florida
Suping LyuMaterials and Biosciences Center Medtronic
Pedro Madrid University of Puerto Rico
Bonnie McAdoo Clemson University
Darshana Nakum University of Nevada
Jeremy NealLiquid Crystal Institute Kent State University
Hung (Ryan) Nong Rice University
Katharine Ott University of Virginia
Miguel Pauletti University of Maryland
Fernando ReitichSchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Fadil SantosaSchool of Mathematics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Arnd ScheelInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Sarthok Sircar Florida State University
Vadim Sokolov Northern Illinois University
Olga TerlygaDepartment of Mathematics Northern Illinois University
Jon Van Laarhoven The University of Iowa
Jiakou WangDepartment of Mathematics The Pennsylvania State University
Ang Wei University of Delaware
David Widemann University of Maryland
Klaus WiegandTechnical Software Division - Reservoir Simulation Development Section ExxonMobil
Brendt Wohlberg Los Alamos National Laboratory
Chai Wah WuThomas J. Watson Research Center IBM
Jianbao Wu University of Georgia
Guangri Xue The Pennsylvania State University
Ping Zhang University of Kentucky
Xinyi Zhang University of Delaware
Ruijun Zhao Purdue University

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