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IMA, and
PIMS.
Event Location:
Center for Mathematical
Research (CIMAT) in
Guanajuato, Gto., México.

Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware 

Center for Mathematical Research (CIMAT) 

Mathematics, University of British Columbia 
The IMA is holding a 10day workshop on Mathematical Modeling in Industry. This event will take place at CIMAT in Guanajuato, Mexico. 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.
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.
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 16, 2010 for full consideration. Early submissions are encouraged. Successful applicants will be notified by April 30, 2010.
For a complete application, please fill out the application form and have two letters of recommendation sent to "Math Modeling Committee" at mmapplications@ima.umn.edu. Plain text or pdf are prefered.
On the application form you will be asked to indicate your top 3 project choices. You must submit 3 different project choices!
There will be 6 teams participating in the workshop.
Team  Mentors  Affiliation  Topic 

1  Christopher Bemis  White Box LLC, Minneapolis, MN  Methods for CVaR optimization for a portfolio of equities 
2  Harvey Haugen  Beechy Industries, Beechy, Saskatchewan, Canada  Modelling of a novel solution potash mining process 
3  Michael Hofmeister  Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany  Production planning for water supply networks 
4  Andreas Putz  Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada  Mathematical modeling of twophase flow in a PEM fuel cell 
5  Center for Research in Mathematics A.C.  Gravimetric measurements on moving and noninertial platforms  
6  Center for Research in Mathematics A.C.  Aware system for aerial supervision of forest/suburban fires 
Team 1: Methods for CVaR
optimization for a portfolio of equities Mentor: Christopher Bemis (White Box LLC, Minneapolis, MN)  
Student  Department  Institution 

Gustavo Othoniel Cano  Department of Probability and Statistics  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Yifei Chen  Department of Mathematics  University of British Columbia 
Sohhyun (Holly) Chung  Department of Mathematics  University of Michigan 
Fernando Fontove  Department of Computer Science  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Daniel Jordon  Department of Mathematics  Drexel University 
Heng Ye  Department of Combinatorics and Optimization  University of Waterloo 
Team 2: Modelling of a
novel solution potash mining process Mentor: Harvey Haugen (Beechy Industries, Beechy, Saskatchewan, Canada)  
Student  Department  Institution 

Sergio Almada  Department of Mathematics  Georgia Institute of Technology 
Hector Hernandez  Department of Software development  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Dori Luli  Department of Applied Math for the Life and Social Sciences  Arizona State University 
Sarath Sasi  Department of Mathematics and Statistics  Mississippi State University 
Lina Constanza Vargas Serdio  Probabilidad y Estadística  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Lei Zhang  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Team 3: Production planning
for water supply networks Mentor: Michael Hofmeister (Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany)  
Student  Department  Institution 

Sean Ahmad ColbertKelly  Department of Mathematics  Purdue University 
Kirill Levin  Department of Mathematics  University of Toronto 
Huijuan Li  Department of Statistics  Rutgers University 
Ignacio Rozada  Institute of Applied Mathematics  University of British Columbia 
Rogelio SalinasGutierrez  Department of Computer Science  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Benjamin Manuel Sanchez Lengeling  Department of Mathematics  Universidad de Guanajuato 
Team 4: Mathematical
modeling of twophase flow in a PEM fuel cell Mentor: Andreas Putz (Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) 

Student  Department  Institution 

Francisco Alonso Espinosa Chavez  Faculty of Physics and Mathematics  Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. 
Alejandro Jimenez Martinez  Department of Mathematics  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Thomas Schoene  Department of Computer Science  University of Saskatchewan 
Ignacio de Jesus Segovia Dominguez  Computer Science  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Ryan Daniel Walker  Department of Mathematics  University of Kentucky 
Erica Zuhr  Department of Mathematics  University of Florida 
Team 5: Gravimetric
measurements on moving and noninertial platforms Mentor: Raúl QuirogaBarranco (Center for Research in Mathematics A.C.) 

Student  Department  Institution 

Haydey Alvarez Allende  Applied Mathematics Department  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Elías Huchim  Department of Mathematics  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Lakshmi Sankar Kalappattil  Mathematics and Statistics  Mississippi State University 
Seonjeong Lee  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Seoul National University 
Yao Li  Department of Mathematics  Georgia Institute of Technology 
Eli Vanney Roblero  Basic Mathematics  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT) 
Team 6: Aware system for
aerial supervision of forest/suburban fires Mentor: Mariano Rivera Meraz (Center for Research in Mathematics A.C.) 

Student  Department  Institution  

Hugo Carlos Martínez  Department of Computer Science  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)  
Praphat Xavier Fernandes  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  Emory University  
Francisco Javier Hernández  Computación  Center of Investigations in Mathematics (CIMAT)  
Matt Aleck Douglas McDonald  Department of Mathematics  University of Calgary  
Scott William Ohlmacher  Department of Mathematics  University of Delaware  
Jeffrey Kent Wiens  Department of Applied Mathematics  Simon Fraser University 