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IMA Career Workshop in Computational Science and Engineering
Minorities and Applied Mathematics - Connections to Industry and Government Laboratories
Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6, 2001


Cosponsored by the Joint Alliance for Minorities in Mathematics (JAMM)

With partial support from the Department of Energy

Organizers:    

   Raymond L. Johnson
University of Maryland  
rlj@math.umd.edu

James Turner
Florida State University 
     turner@scri.fsu.edu


Mathematical problems arising in real world settings typically embody complicated, interdisciplinary issues of formulation, analysis and solution, and solutions are frequently sought numerically. Minorities in mathematical careers are often attracted to areas in which their results can have a societal impact. Opportunities to learn the computational tools may be available in a mathematics department or across campus in a school of computational science, in the school of engineering or sometimes in a school of information technology. Students need to access this resource wherever it is located and also need to know what kind of skills make them most suitable for jobs at government labs and in industry. The purpose of the weekend workshop is to show examples of people and problems from industrial and government laboratory settings, provide discussions of expectations of non-academic and academic employers, and provide tools for participants to help them participate fully in applied areas.

The first goal will be achieved through technical talks by selected participants, chosen based on their success with real-world problems. The second will be achieved by a panel of experts from each of the indicated areas discussing their expectations, and the third by a tutorial on issues in computational science. The program will take advantage of some of the experts in residence due to the spring 2001 IMA program on Geometric Design and Computer Graphics, and the Tutorial on Computer Graphics that will be held May 10-11.

This is meant to be a "networking" workshop; participation will be limited in order to facilitate a high degree of interaction.The IMA will invite approximately (i) 20 senior minority mathematical scientists, from industry, government laboratories, and universities. (ii) 40 minority graduate students with interest in the application of mathematics. The IMA will write to department chairs around the United States to solicit graduate student candidates to participate in the workshop. Other sources of minority applicants will be contacted, such as participants on listservs of various minority scientific groups. The final decision on the invited students will take demographic distribution and likely impact on the minority applied mathematics community into account.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Saturday Sunday
FRIDAY, MAY 4
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
6:00 pm Reception Radisson Metrodome Hotel - Regents Foyer
6:30 pm Dinner Radisson Metrodome Hotel - Regents Room
8:15 pm Willard Miller Welcoming Remarks
8:25 pm Tasha R. Inniss
Trinity College, Washington D.C.

Friendlier Flying: Stochastically Modeling Airport Arrival Capacities During Inclement Weather   NPR Talk (RealAudio)

Talk:   html    pdf

SATURDAY, MAY 5
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:00 am Coffee and Registration

Reception Room EE/CS 3-176

8:20 am Fred Dulles Introduction
8:30-10:30 am
Technical Talks
8:30 am Isaiah M. Blankson
NASA Glenn Research Center

Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging with Superresolution: Application to Aviation Safety in Extremely Poor Visibility

Slides:  html    pdf

9:00 am Bonita V. Saunders
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Computing Boundary Fitted Grids for Effective 3D Visualizations in a Digital Library
9:30 am Foluso Ladeinde
SUNY Stony Brook
High-Order Computation of Selected Aeromechanic and Propulsion Problems
10:00 am Pamela J. Williams
Sandia National Laboratories

How to get a smoother ride on BART

Slides:  html    pdf

10:30 am Cofee break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00 am-
12:00 pm
James Turner
Florida State University
An IMA Computational Science Tutorial with Applications to the Czochralski Crystal Growth Process
1:30-3:00 pm

Panel on Expectations in Industry

Members:
Jerry Bona (University of Texas at Austin)
Tepper Gill (Howard University )
Sesh Murthy (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
John Lewis (Boeing)
Juan Meza (U.S. Department of Energy)
3:00 pm Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
3:30-4:30 pm Small group discussion session on how to utilize computational resources
6:00 pm Dinner Radisson Metrodome Hotel
7:30 pm Dinner Speaker: James Curry
University of Colorado
My Education at SUN Microsystems
SUNDAY, MAY 6
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:45 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:00 am Tutorial on Computational Science (continued)
10:00 am Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
10:30 am Juan Meza
U.S. Department of Energy
The Role of Computational Mathematics in Industrial Problems
11:15-11:30 am Conclusion: Raymond L. Johnson (University of Maryland) James Turner (Florida State University)
Saturday Sunday

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

as of 5/2/2001
Name Department Affiliation
Javier Armendariz   Institute for Mathematics & its Applications
Louis Beaugris Mathematics University of Iowa
Serge Bernard Mathematics University of Maryland at College Park
Isaiah Blankson University Programs NASA Glenn Research Center
Jerry Bona Mathematics C1200 University of Texas at Austin
Velinda Calvert   Mississippi State University
Jose Candelaria Mathematics University of Iowa
Jamylle Carter   Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Paul Castillo Mathematics University of Minnesota
Ulises Cervantes Mathematics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ivette Chuca Mathematics New Mexico State University
Gabriela Cohen Mathematics University of Maryland at College Park
James Curry Applied Mathematics University of Colorado
Cesar de la Rosa Mathematical Sciences New Mexico State University
Narryn Fisher Mathematics University of Maryland at College Park
Tepper Gill Electrical Engineering Howard University
Rod Holmes Mathematics University of Houston
William Casey Howell Applied Mathematics University of Maryland at College Park
Tasha Inniss Mathematics Trinity College
Monica Jackson Mathematics University of Maryland at College Park
Jesse Johnson Technology Assessment Group Logistics Management Insitute
Raymond Johnson Mathematics University of Maryland
Wilette Johnson    
Nathaniel Knox Mathematics Morgan State University
Foluso Ladeinde Mechanical Engineering SUNY Stony Brook
Kehinde Ladipo Mathematics University of Houston
John G. Lewis   The Boeing Company
Shylynn Lofton Mathematics Wayne State University
Miriam Lucian BCAG - Advanced Technology The Boeing Company
Faly Mbengue Mathematics Wayne State University
Juan Meza   U.S. Department of Energy
Damali Tabia Moore Mathematics Texas A&M University
Sesh Murthy   IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Carmeliza Navasca Mathematics University of California, Davis
Jesse Otero Mathematics University of Michigan
Rebecca Pablo Mathematics New Mexico State University
John Sanders Mathematical Sciences New Mexico State University
Bonita Saunders Mathematical & Comp. Sci. 8910 National Institute of Standards & Technology
Gilberto Simpson Mathematics University of Michigan
Maria (Alejandra) Sorto Mathematics Michigan State University
Gabriel Soto Mathematics University of Minnesota
Calandra Tate Mathematics University of Maryland College Park
Simon Thuo Mathematics University of Maryland at College Park
James Turner Computational Science Florida State University
Pamela J. Williams   Sandia National Laboratories
Terry Williams Mathematics University of Maryland at College Park
Joycelyn Wilson   University of Maryland - College Park

 

Abstracts

2000-2001 Program: Mathematics in Multimedia

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