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IMA Career Workshop on Minorities and Applied Mathematics
April 22-24, 2005

Mathematics of Materials and Macromolecules: Multiple Scales, Disorder, and Singularities, September 2004 - June 2005

For further information, contact staff@ima.umn.edu.

Organizing Committee
Tepper Gill
Electrical Engineering Howard University
Ruth Gonzalez
Geoscience Technical Development ExxonMobil Exploration Company
Trachette Jackson
Mathematics University of Michigan
Steven L. Lee
Center for Applied Scientific Computing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Richard B. Lehoucq
Computational Mathematics and Algorithms Sandia National Laboratories


Today, there is a small, but growing, number of under-represented minority mathematicians in academia, government laboratories and industry. The third IMA Career Workshop on Minorities and Applied Mathematics will focus on the problems that confront researchers in the early to mid-career stages of their professional development. The workshop will offer tutorials with practical applications and provide opportunities for networking. A limited number of general interest technical talks will be presented. Senior professionals will provide insight on things they wish someone had told them before they left graduate school, some of the surprises they found upon entering the workplace, and how they managed to overcome the difficulties encountered. These talks are intended to provide an operational and constructive framework for direct interaction and discussion among workshop participants. Small breakout groups will allow for further exploration of ideas, which will then be shared with the entire group. In addition, poster sessions will showcase the work of selected attendees. The workshop will target mathematicians at various stages of their careers, including graduate students, recent PhDs, early career folks, as well as, senior scientists.

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday |
Friday April 22, 2005
5:00pm-6:30pmReception and Registration at the IMALind Hall 400
6:30pm-9:00pmDinnerMcNamara Alumni Center
8:15pm-8:25pmWelcoming remarksDouglas Arnold (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
McNamara Alumni Center
8:25pm-8:55pmDinner speakerEarl Barnes (Georgia Institute of Technology)
McNamara Alumni Center
9:00pm-9:00pmAdjournMcNamara Alumni Center
Saturday April 23, 2005
8:00am-8:15amCoffee and RegistrationEE/CS 3-176
8:20am-8:30amIntroductionArnd Scheel (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
EE/CS 3-180
8:30am-9:15amCall Center MechanicsWilliam Massey (Princeton University)
EE/CS 3-180
9:15am-10:00amMathematical Challenges in the Upstream Energy BusinessCassandra McZeal (ExxonMobil)
EE/CS 3-180
10:00am-10:30amBreakEE/CS 3-176
10:30am-12:00pmPanel discussion moderated by Ruth GonzalezRuth Gonzalez (ExxonMobil)
Robert Megginson (University of Michigan)
Arlie Petters (Duke University)
Juan Restrepo (University of Arizona)
J. Wilkins
EE/CS 3-180
1:30pm-2:30pmBreak-out sessions facilitated by Trachette Jackson Lind Hall - Rooms 302, 303, 320, 325 and 340
3:00pm-4:00pmBreak-out reports moderated by Trachette Jackson
Lind Hall 305
4:00pm-5:30pmPoster SessionLind Hall 400
Pseudo almost periodic solutions to semilinear abstract differential equationsCrepin Mahop (Howard University)
Thermal criticality in a reactive viscous flow through channel filled with porous mediumOluwole Makinde (University of Limpopo)
A decoupling technique and necessary conditions for the neutral problem of BolzaNorma Ortiz (Louisiana State University)
Extention of the Cayley-Hamilton theorem and application to finding the inverse frame operator Alberto Teguia (East Tennessee State University)
Comparison of bit allocation methods for compressing three-dimensional meterological data after applying KLTAldo Lucero (University of Texas at El Paso)
On solving a nonzero residual nonlinear hyperboloid least-squares problemLeticia Velazquez (University of Texas at El Paso)
A new primal-dual interior-point algorithm for linear programmingMiguel Argaez (University of Texas at El Paso)
Explicit exact solutions for the generalized non conservative ultrashort pulse propagation systemEmmanuel Yomba (Ngaoundere University)
The set of hearing-impaired math PhDs is countably finite on the order of
at least 18!
J. Tilak Ratnanather (Johns Hopkins University)
Enterprise portfolio analysis using a finite state Markov decision processRobert Hampshire (Princeton University)
Determining robustness in drosophila melanogasterJean Cadet (Stony Brook University)
Exploring goodness-of-fit and spatial correlation using components of Tango's index of spatial clusteringMonica Jackson (Emory University)
Oxygen distribution in multiple capillaries in skeletal muscles with axial diffusionMiranda Teboh-Ewungkem (Lafayette College)
A trust region interior-point method for solving nonlinear programs

Maria Cristina Villalobos (University of Texas Pan American)
5:30pm-6:30pmFree time
6:30pm-9:00pm DinnerRadisson Metrodome Hotel
7:30pm-8:30pmA Lifetime of Diversity: Challenges, Successes, and RewardsRichard Tapia (Rice University)
Radisson Metrodome Hotel
8:30pm-8:30pmAdjournRadisson Metrodome Hotel
Sunday April 24, 2005
8:45am-9:00amCoffeeEE/CS 3-176
9:00am-9:40amHow to build your research paper database - one PDF at a time

Steven Lee (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
EE/CS 3-180
9:40am-10:10amFunding and your research careerRichard Lehoucq (Sandia National Laboratories)
EE/CS 3-180
EE/CS 3-176
10:30am-11:30amOrganizing committee Wrap-up discussion - what worked well, what would make it better. Facilitated by Tepper GillEE/CS 3-180
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Jose AlamoDepartment of Mathematics Iowa State University
Miguel ArgaezDepartment of Mathematical Sciences University of Texas at El Paso
Javier ArmendarizApplied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins University
Douglas ArnoldInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Gerard AwanouInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Earl BarnesSchool of Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Henry Boateng University of Michigan
Viveka BorumDepartment of Mathematics Wayne State University
LaKeisha BrownDepartment of Mathematics East Tennessee State University
Ron BuckmireDepartment of Mathematics Occidental College
Jean CadetDepartment of Applied Mathematics and Statistics Stony Brook University
Carlos CorralesMedical Products R&D, Technology Resources Northern Illinois University
Kossi EdohDepartment of Mathematics North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Jose FloresDepartment of Mathematics University of South Dakota
Tepper GillDepartment of Electrical Engineering Howard University
Ruth GonzalezProduct Research Company ExxonMobil
Abba GumelDepartment of Mathematics University of Manitoba
Robert HampshireOperations Research and Financial Engineering Princeton University
Wytrice HarrisDepartment of Mathematics Wayne State University
William HowellDepartment of Applied Mathematics University of Maryland
Monica JacksonDepartment of Biostatistics Emory University
Steven LeeCenter for Applied Scientific Computing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Richard LehoucqComputational Mathematics and Algorithms Sandia National Laboratories
Debra LewisInstitute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Roxana Lopez-CruzDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics Arizona State University
Aldo LuceroDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Texas at El Paso
Crepin MahopDepartment of Mathematics Howard University
Oluwole MakindeDepartment of Applied Mathematics University of Limpopo
William MasseyDepartment of Operations Research and Financial Engineering Princeton University
Cassandra McZealOptimization Technology Group ExxonMobil
Robert Megginson University of Michigan
Asamoah NkwantaDepartment of Mathematics Morgan State University
Norma OrtizDepartment of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Louisiana State University
William PackSystems Engineering Center Raytheon Company
Arlie PettersDepartment of Mathematics Duke University
Safraz RampersaudDepartment of Mathematics Wayne State University
J. Tilak RatnanatherDepartment of Biomedical Engineering Johns Hopkins University
Juan RestrepoDepartment of Mathematics University of Arizona
Joaquin RiveraDepartment of Mathematics The University of Iowa
Sonya StephensDepartment of Mathematics Florida A&M University
Richard TapiaDepartment of Mathematics Rice University
Miranda Teboh-EwungkemDepartment of Mathematics Lafayette College
Alberto TeguiaDepartment of Mathematics East Tennessee State University
David TelloDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics Arizona State University
Keita TurnerDepartment of Mathematics Wayne State University
Leticia VelazquezDepartment of Mathematical Sciences University of Texas at El Paso
Maria Cristina VillalobosDepartment of Mathematics University of Texas Pan American
Andrea WatkinsDepartment of Mathematics Duke University
Johnson WetibaDepartment of Mathematics Prairie View A&M University


Mathematics of Materials and Macromolecules: Multiple Scales, Disorder, and Singularities, September 2004 - June 2005
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