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Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware 

Mathematics, University of Minnesota 

IMA, University of Minnesota 
The IMA is holding a 10day 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 realworld 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 10day period.
Team  Mentors  Affiliation  Topic 

1  Natalia M. Alexandrov  NASA  Supersonic design 
2  Radu V. Balan  Siemens Corporate Research  802.11 WLAN MAC layer modeling 
3  Gary B. Green  The Aerospace Corporation  Associating earthorbiting objects detected by astronomical telescopes 
4  John R. Hoffman  Lockheed Martin  High dimensional, nonlinear, nonconvex optimization problems in the area of aircraft and vehicle design 
5  Mark A. Stuff  General Dynamics  Size and shape comparisons from noisy, unlabeled, incomplete configurations of landmarks in threedimensional space 
6  Lisa Zhang  Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories  Wavelength assignment and conversion in optical networking 
Team 1 Mentor: Natalia M. Alexandrov (NASA) Progress Report (pdf) Progress Report (ppt) Final Report (pdf) 


Qiang Chen  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Delaware  
Derek Jordan Dalle  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota Twin Cities  
Chad Michael Griep  Department of Mathematics  University of Rhode Island  
Jingwei Hu  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin  
Department of Mathematics and Statistics  Mississippi State University  
Zhenqiu Xie  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University  
Team 2 Mentor: Radu V. Balan (Siemens Corporate Research) Slides (pdf) Slides (ppt) Final Report (pdf) 

Lisa Driskell  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University  
Yejun Gong  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Michigan Technological University  
Xueying Hu  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan  
Rashi Jain  Department of Mathematical Sciences  New Jersey Institute of Technology  
Mechie Nkengla  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  University of Illinois  
Team 3 Mentor: Gary B. Green (The Aerospace Corporation) Slides (pdf) Final Report (pdf) 

Haseena Ahmed  Department of Mathematics  Iowa State University  
Prince Chidyagwai  Department of Mathematics  University of Pittsburgh  
Kun Gou  Department of Mathematics  Texas A & M University  
Yun Liu  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota Twin Cities  
Timur Milgrom  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Clemson University  
Vincent QuennevilleBelair  Department of Mathematics and Statistics  McGill University  
Team 4 Mentor: John R. Hoffman (Lockheed Martin) Slides (pdf) Final Report (pdf) 

Michael Case  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Clemson University  
Jeffrey Haack  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin  
MoonChang Kim  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Seoul National University  
Mandar Kulkarni  Department of Mathematics  University of Alabama at Birmingham  
Darin Mohr  Department of Mathematics  University of Iowa  
Helmi Temimi  Department of Mathematics  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Team 5 Mentor: Mark A. Stuff (General Dynamics) Slides (pdf) Final Report (pdf) 

Suman Balasubramanian  Department of Mathematics and Statistics  Mississippi State University  
Ying Wai Fan  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  Emory University  
Yuen Yick Kwan  Mathematics  Purdue University  
Josef Aaron Sifuentes  Compuational And Applied Mathematics  Rice University  
Jinglong Ye  Department of Mathamatics and Statistics  Mississippi State University  
Weifeng Zhi  Department of Mathematics  University of Kentucky  
Team 6 Mentor: Lisa Zhang (Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories) Final Report (pdf) Progress Report (pdf) Progress Report (ppt) 

Brendan Farrell  Applied Mathematics  University of California  
Yi Huang  Liquid Crystal Insitute  Kent State University  
Mark Iwen  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan  
Ting Wang  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan  
Jintong Zheng  Department of Mathematics  University of Delaware 
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Wednesday August 08, 2007  
Workshop Outline: Posing of problems by the 6 industry mentors. Halfhour 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.  
9:00am9:30am  Coffee and Registration  EE/CS 3176  
9:30am9:40am  Welcome and Introduction  Douglas Arnold (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) Richard Braun (University of Delaware) Fernando Reitich (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) Arnd Scheel (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)  EE/CS 3180  
9:40am10:00am  Team 1: Supersonic design  Natalia Alexandrov (NASA Langley Research Center)  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:20am  Team 2: 802.11 WLAN MAC layer modeling  Radu Balan (Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.)  EE/CS 3180  
10:20am10:40am  Team 3: Associating earthorbiting objects detected by astronomical telescopes  Gary Green (The Aerospace Corporation)  EE/CS 3180  
10:40am11:00am  Break  EE/CS 3176  
11:00am11:20am  Team 4: High dimensional, nonlinear, nonconvex optimization problems in the area of aircraft and vehicle design  John Hoffman (Lockheed Martin)  EE/CS 3180  
11:20am11:40am  Team 5: Size and shape comparisons from noisy, unlabeled, incomplete configurations of landmarks in threedimensional space  Mark Stuff (Michigan Technological University)  EE/CS 3180  
11:40am12:00pm  Team 6: Wavelength assignment and conversion in optical networking  Lisa Zhang (AlcatelLucent Technologies Bell Laboratories)  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm1:30pm  Lunch  Lind Hall 400  
1:30pm4:30pm  Afternoon  start work on projectsBreakout Rooms
 
Thursday August 09, 2007  
Students work on the projects. Mentors guide their groups through the modeling process, leading discussion sessions, suggesting references, and assigning work.
Team 1  LindH 401  
Friday August 10, 2007  
Students work on the projects. Mentors guide their groups through the modeling process, leading discussion sessions, suggesting references, and assigning work.
Team 1  LindH 401  
Saturday August 11, 2007  
Students and mentors work on the projects.
Team 1  LindH 401  
Sunday August 12, 2007  
Students and mentors work on the projects.
Team 1  LindH 401  
Monday August 13, 2007  
9:30am9:50am  Team 6 Progress Report  EE/CS 3180  
9:50am10:00am  Team 3 Progress Report  EE/CS 3180  
10:10am10:30am  Team 2 Progress Report  EE/CS 3180  
10:30am11:00am  Break  EE/CS 3176  
11:00am11:20am  Team 4 Progress Report  EE/CS 3180  
11:20am11:40am  Team 5 Progress Report  EE/CS 3180  
11:40am12:00pm  Team 1 Progress Report  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm2:00pm  Picnic  UofM East River Flats Park  
Tuesday August 14, 2007  
Students and mentors work on the projects.
Team 1  LindH 401  
Wednesday August 15, 2007  
Students and mentors work on the projects.
Team 1  LindH 401  
Thursday August 16, 2007  
Students and mentors work on the projects.
Team 1  LindH 401  
Friday August 17, 2007  
9:00am9:30am  Team 5 Final Report  EE/CS 3180  
9:30am10:00am  Team 1 Final Report  EE/CS 3180  
10:00am10:30am  Team 4 Final Report  EE/CS 3180  
10:30am11:00am  Break  EE/CS 3176  
11:00am11:30am  Team 2 Final Report  EE/CS 3180  
11:30am12:00pm  Team 6 Final Report  EE/CS 3180  
12:00pm12:30pm  Team 3 Final Report  EE/CS 3180  
12:30pm2:00pm  Pizza party  Lind Hall 400 
NAME  DEPARTMENT  AFFILIATION 

Haseena Ahmed  Department of Mathematics  Iowa State University 
Natalia Alexandrov  Langley Research Center  NASA Langley Research Center 
Douglas Arnold  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Radu Balan  Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.  
Suman Balasubramanian  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Mississippi State University 
John Baxter  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Richard Braun  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Delaware 
Michael Case  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Clemson University 
Qiang Chen  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Delaware 
Prince Chidyagwai  Department of Mathematics  University of Pittsburgh 
Derek Dalle  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Lisa Driskell  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Ying Wai Fan  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  Emory University 
Brendan Farrell  Department of Applied Mathematics  University of California, Davis 
Yejun Gong  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Michigan Technological University 
Kun Gou  Department of Mathematics  Texas A & M University 
Gary Green  The Aerospace Corporation  
Chad Griep  Department of Mathematics  University of Rhode Island 
Jeffrey Haack  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
John Hoffman  Tactical Systems  Lockheed Martin 
Jingwei Hu  Department of Mathematics  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Xueying Hu  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Yi Huang  Liquid Crystal Institute  Kent State University 
Mark Iwen  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Rashi Jain  Department of Mathematical Sciences  New Jersey Institute of Technology 
MoonChang Kim  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Seoul National University 
Mandar Kulkarni  Department of Mathematics  University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Yuen Yick Kwan  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Yun Liu  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Timur Milgrom  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Clemson University 
Darin Mohr  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa 
Mechie Nkengla  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  University of Illinois, Chicago 
Vincent QuennevilleBelair  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  McGill University 
Fernando Reitich  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Arnd Scheel  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Chehrzad Shakiban  Institute of Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Josef Sifuentes  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics  Rice University 
Mark Stuff  Michigan Technological University  
Helmi Temimi  Department of Mathematics  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
Ting Wang  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Jahmario Williams  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Mississippi State University 
Zhenqiu Xie  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Jinglong Ye  Department of Mathematics & Statistics  Mississippi State University 
Lisa Zhang  Bell Laboratories  AlcatelLucent Technologies Bell Laboratories 
Jintong Zheng  Department of Mathematics  University of Delaware 
Weifeng Zhi  Department of Mathematics  University of Kentucky 
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