2018 Industrial Math/Stat Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students – July 15-25, 2018

** The application deadline has passed for this workshop **

The IMSM workshop starts with a welcome reception at 5pm on Sunday, July 15, 2018 and ends at 8pm on July 25, 2018.

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

Objective: expose graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and computational science to challenging and exciting real-world projects arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students will gain experience in the team approach to problem solving.

Setup: Students will collaborate in teams of 5-7 on projects presented by experienced scientists and engineers from industry and government. The projects are not classroom exercises, but require fresh insight for their formulation, computation and solution. Each student team is mentored by a problem presenter and a faculty adviser.

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.

Registration: Students must be registered graduate students at a U.S. university at the time of the IMSM workshop, and are requested to submit a CV, a transcript, and a statement of interest. A letter of recommendation must be submitted by the advisor. The application deadline will be April 15, 2018 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out in early May.

Participating Organizations:

  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratories
  • Rho, Inc.
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Saavy Sherpa.com

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Monday, July 16, 2018
SAS Hall Room 1102, NC State University

Description Speaker Slides Videos
Interactive Session (Rm 1102, SAS)
Interactive Session (Rm 1102, SAS)
Interactive Session (Rm 1102, SAS)
Interactive Session (Rm 1102, SAS)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
SAS Hall Room 1102, NC State University

Description Speaker Slides Videos
Welcome to IMSM Mansoor Haider, SAMSI Assoc. Director
Computational Techniques to Enhance Laser-based Characterization of Thin Film Thermomechanical Properties Jordan Massad, Elizabeth M.C. Jones, and Michael L. Busse, Sandia National Laboratories
Visualizing and Interpreting Machine Learning Models Agustin Calatroni and Petra LeBeau, Rho, Inc.
Estimation of Coastal Hydrodynamics with Machine Learning Ty Hesser, US Army Corps of Engineers
Light Reflections John Peach, MIT Lincoln Laboratories
Identifying Precision Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis with Reinforcement Learning Grant Weller, Victoria Mansfield, and Yinglong Guo, Savvy Sherpa
Hybrid Splicing of Multi-Scale Downscaler Air Quality Surfaces Elizabeth Mannshardt, Barron Henderson, and Brett Gantt, EPA
Mini Career Fair (Rms. 4104 and 4201, SAS)
Working Sessions begin in assigned SAS rooms
Group meets in SAS Lobby

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

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Working sessions

Thursday, July 19, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

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Working sessions

Friday, July 20, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

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Working sessions

Saturday, July 21, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

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Working sessions as agreed upon by each group

Sunday, July 22, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

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Working sessions as agreed upon by each group

Monday, July 23, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

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Working sessions

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

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Working sessions

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
SAS Hall, NC State University

Description Speaker Slides Videos
Final Reports
Final Presentations
Identifying Precision Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis with Reinforcement Learning Savvysherpa Student Working Group
Savvysherpa Student Report
Semi-analytical BRDF-based Quantification of Light Reflection MIT-Lincoln Labs Student Working Group
MIT-Lincoln Labs Student Report
Splicing of Multi-Scale Downscaler Air Quality Sufaces US EPA Student Working Group
US EPA Student Report
Visualizing and Interpreting Machine Learning Models Rho Student Working Group
Computational Techniques to Enhance Laser-based Characterization of Thin Film Thermomechanical Properties Sandia National Labs Student Working Group

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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