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Mathematical Modeling
in Industry X -

A Workshop for Graduate Students

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.

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.

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 |

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 |

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.

NAME | DEPARTMENT | AFFILIATION |
---|---|---|

Douglas Allan | Glass Research | Corning Incorporated |

Sasanka Are | University of Massachusetts | |

Douglas Arnold | Institute for Mathematics and its Applications | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities |

Donald Aronson | Institute for Mathematics and its Applications | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities |

Christopher Bailey | Kent State University | |

Joao Pedro Boavida | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | |

Richard Braun | Department of Mathematical Sciences | University of Delaware |

Yanping Cao | bad 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 Grandine | Department 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 Kenney | School of Mathematics | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities |

Felix Krahmer | New York University | |

Youzuo Lin | Arizona State University | |

Juan Liu | University of Florida | |

Suping Lyu | Materials and Biosciences Center | Medtronic |

Pedro Madrid | University of Puerto Rico | |

Bonnie McAdoo | Clemson University | |

Darshana Nakum | University of Nevada | |

Jeremy Neal | Liquid Crystal Institute | Kent State University |

Hung (Ryan) Nong | Rice University | |

Katharine Ott | University of Virginia | |

Miguel Pauletti | University of Maryland | |

Fernando Reitich | School of Mathematics | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities |

Fadil Santosa | School of Mathematics | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities |

Arnd Scheel | Institute for Mathematics and its Applications | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities |

Sarthok Sircar | Florida State University | |

Vadim Sokolov | Northern Illinois University | |

Olga Terlyga | Department of Mathematics | Northern Illinois University |

Jon Van Laarhoven | The University of Iowa | |

Jiakou Wang | Department of Mathematics | The Pennsylvania State University |

Ang Wei | University of Delaware | |

David Widemann | University of Maryland | |

Klaus Wiegand | Technical Software Division - Reservoir Simulation Development Section | ExxonMobil |

Brendt Wohlberg | Los Alamos National Laboratory | |

Chai Wah Wu | Thomas 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 |