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Mathematical Modeling in Industry XIII
A Workshop for Graduate Students
August 5-14, 2009


  Organizers
Richard J. Braun Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware
Maria-Carme T. Calderer Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Fadil Santosa IMA, University of Minnesota
  Description

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.

Team Mentors Affiliation Topic
1 Douglas C. Allan Corning Incorporated Tensor tomography of stress-induced birefringence in commercial glasses
2 Christopher Bemis Whitebox Advisors Robust portfolio optimization using a simple factor model
3 Eric van den Berg Telcordia Technologies Social and communication networks
4 John R. Hoffman Lockheed Martin Problems associated with remotely sensing wind speed
5 Robert Shuttleworth ExxonMobil Upstream Research Fast computational methods for reservoir flow models
6 Brendt Wohlberg Los Alamos National Laboratory Visual words: Text analysis concepts for computer vision

Team 1: Tensor tomography of stress-induced birefringence in commercial glasses
Mentor: Douglas C. Allan (Corning Incorporated)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Catherine (Katy) A. Micek Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Linh Viet Nguyen Department of Mathematics Texas A & M University
David Seal Department of Mathematics University of Wisconsin
Huan Sun Department of Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
Eugene Trofimov Department of Mathematics University of Pittsburgh
Team 2: Robust portfolio optimization using a simple factor model
Mentor: Christopher Bemis (Whitebox Advisors)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Xueying Hu Department of Mathematics University of Michigan
Weihua Lin Department of Mathematics University of Oklahoma
Somayeh Moazeni School of Computer Science University of Waterloo
Li Wang Department of Mathematics University of Wisconsin
Ting Wang Department of Mathematics University of Michigan
Jingyan Zhang Department of Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
Team 3: Social and communication networks
Mentor: Eric van den Berg (Telcordia Technologies)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Chris Bonnell Department of Mathematics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lingyan Cao Department of Mathematics University of Maryland
Sijia Liu Department of Mathematics Iowa State University
Lu Shu Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware
Chung-Kai Sun Department of Mathematics University of California, San Diego
Kun Zhou Department of Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
Team 4: Problems associated with remotely sensing wind speed
Mentor: John R. Hoffman (Lockheed Martin)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Yulia Hristova Department of Mathematics Texas A & M University
William Lindsey Department of Mathematics Purdue University
Scott Small Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences University of Iowa
Scott Small Department of Mathematics and Statistics Wichita State University
Toni Kathleen Tullius CAAM Rice University
Team 5: Fast computational methods for reservoir flow models
Mentor: Robert Shuttleworth (ExxonMobil Upstream Research)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Teng Chen Department of Mathematics University of Central Florida
Nicholas Gewecke Department of Mathematics University of Tennessee
Zhen Li Department of Mathematics Iowa State University
Andrea Catalina Rubiano Department of Mathematics Purdue University
Bo Yang School of Mathematics University of Minnesota
Xinghui Zhong Department of Applied Mathematics Brown University
Team 6: Visual words: Text analysis concepts for computer vision
Mentor: Brendt Wohlberg (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Student DepartmentInstitution
Wang-Juh Chen Department of Mathematics and Statistics Arizona State University
Hoi Tin Kong Department of Mathematics University of Georgia
Minah Oh Department of Mathematics University of Florida
Patrick Sanan ACM California Institute of Technology
Ying Wang Department of Mathematics Ohio State University
Yu Wang Department of Mathematics University of Delaware
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