Industrial Math/Stat Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students – July 16-26, 2017

Location: The IMSM workshop will held in SAS Hall on the campus of North Carolina State University.

Objective: Graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and computational science will be exposed to challenging and exciting real-world problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students will also experience the team approach to problem solving.

Setup: Students will collaborate in teams of 5-7 on industrial projects presented by experienced scientists and engineers. These projects are not academic classroom exercises but “real-world” challenges that require fresh new insight for both formulation and solution. Each team will be mentored by both, a problem presenter and a faculty adviser. The first day will feature a workshop on “Building Software in Teams.”

Benefits to students: Do you think your class work reflects how you will be using mathematics and statistics on the job? Sometimes the biggest challenge is figuring out what the real problem is. In the IMSM workshop you will learn how to tackle such challenges, and as part of a team you will “proto-type” a useful approach on a tight deadline. You will also gain experience working with your teammates on putting together a presentation of your results and a written report, which can lead to a subsequent journal publication.

By providing a unique experience of how mathematics and statistics are applied outside academia, the IMSM workshop has helped many students in choosing a lucrative career in this discipline. Sometimes this help has come in the form of direct hiring by from our partner institutions, participating companies and labs. Not only does the IMSM workshop broaden the students’ horizon beyond classical graduate education, the experience also inspires students interested in academic careers by providing them with a renewed sense of excitement.

Benefits to companies: Often the student teams come up with valuable solutions to a company’s problem. Companies are encouraged to take advantage of the recruitment opportunity provided through direct contact with talented graduate students in the mathematical, statistical and computational sciences. A number of projects initially presented at the IMSM workshop have resulted in long-term collaborations of companies with students and faculty. Companies and labs tend to show continued interest in the IMSM workshop as regular and enthusiastic contributors.

Cost: Students will stay free of charge in a dormitory on NC State campus, and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Support: The IMSM workshop is supported by SAMSI and the Center for Research in Scientific Computation in collaboration with the NCSU Department of Mathematics.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Talley Student Union’s Bistro, Rm# 4280 (2610 Cates Ave) Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Welcome Reception Dinner

Monday, July 17, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Interactive Session; 1102 SAS Hall

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Welcome Presentation; 1102 SAS Hall Ilse Ipsen, Associate Director, SAMSI/NCSU
Problem Presentation: Uncertainty-enabled Design of Electromagnetic Reflectors with Integrated Shape Control [Sandia National Laboratories] Jordan Massad & Eric Shields,Sandia National Laboratories
Problem Presentation: The Nasal Microbiome [Rho, Inc.] Agustin Calatroni, Petra LeBeau & Hoang Tran , Rho, Inc.
Problem Presentation: Remote assessment and short-term forecasting for the nearshore [USACE] Matthew Farthing, US Army Corp of Engineers
Problem Presentation: Translational modeling in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) [PAREXEL] Angelean Hendrix, PAREXEL
Problem Presentation: Stochastic Parameterizations in Numerical Weather Prediction [US Naval Research Lab] Sarah King, US Naval Research Lab
Problem Presentation: Big Data and Data Fusion: Exploring EPA’s Air Quality Products with Google Earth Engine [EPA] Elizabeth Mannshardt & Barron Henderson, EPA
Mini Career Fair; 4104 & 4201 SAS Hall
2:30-4:45 pm First Working Session in assigned SAS Rooms

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Working sessions (Individual Lunch and Dinner)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Working sessions (Individual Lunch and Dinner)

Friday, July 21, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Working sessions (Individual Lunch)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Working sessions as decided by each group.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Working sessions as decided by each group.

Monday, July 24, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Working sessions

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
SAS Hall, Main Campus, N.C. State University

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Final Reports due and Individual Lunch
Final Presentations; 1102 SAS Hall

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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