2019 Industrial Math/Stat Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students – July 14-24, 2019

** Application Deadline was April 30, 2019 **

The IMSM workshop starts with a welcome reception at 5pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019 and ends at 8pm on July 24, 2019.

Location: The IMSM workshop will be held at 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 30, 2018 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out in early May.

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Printed Schedule
Group Titles & Abstracts
Program Poster

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Talley Student Center, Rm 4280, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC

Time Description
5:00-7:00pm Welcome Reception Dinner

Monday, July 15, 2019
SAS Hall, Rm 1102, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
9:00-10:30am Interactive Session (Rm 1102)
10:30-10:45am BREAK
10:45am-12:00pm Interactive Session (Rm 1102)
12:00-1:00pm Individual LUNCH
1:00-2:30pm Interactive Session (Rm 1102)
2:30-3:00pm BREAK
3:15-5:000pm Interactive Session (Rm 1102)
5:000pm Individual DINNER

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
SAS Hall, Rm 1102, N.C. State University

Time Description Speaker Slides
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
9:00-9:15am Welcome to IMSM Mansoor Haider, SAMSI Assoc. Director and N.C. State University
9:15-9:40am Design Optimization of Helical Compression Springs to Mitigate Axial Twist Jordan E. Massad and Devin S. Plagge, Sandia National Laboratories
Group Participants Prajakta Bedekar
Ellis Kessler
HyeongUk Lim
Michael Merritt
Kiara Sanchez
Jonathan Wittmer
9:40-10:05am Analysis and Visualization of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data Agustin Calatroni and Petra LeBeau, Rho, Inc.
Group Participants Yin-Jen Chen
Vincent Geels
Juna Goo
Katherine Goode
Md. Fitrat Hossain
Masabho Milali
Biyi Shen
Van Tran
10:05-10:30am BREAK
10:30-10:55am Coastal Imagery Analysis and Hydrodynamic Estimation with Machine Learning Ty Hesser and Matthew Farthing, US Army Corps of Engineers
Group Participants Taewon Cho
Jorge Arce Garro
Lindsay Lee
Ryleigh Moore
Risa Sayre
Yao Xuan
Zitong Zhou
10:55-11:20am Power Outage Forecasting for Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Winter Storms Kimberly Kaufeld and Mary Frances Dorn, Los Alamos National Lab
Group Participants Daisy Arokiasamy
Luis Damiano
Mai Dao
Samuel Gailliot
Akira Horiguchi
Ramesh Kesawan
Yiming Xu
11:20-11:45am Analyzing Extreme Deviations in Power Grid State Estimation Models Adam Attarian, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Group Participants Deepjyoti Ghosh
Derek Hanely
Harley Hanes
Kapila Kottegoda
Jenna McDonald
Phong Nguyen
Yuqi Su
11:45am-12:00pm Group Photo
12:00-1:30pm Group LUNCH
1:30-2:30pm Mini Career Fair (Rms. 4104 and 4201)
2:30-4:45pm Working Sessions begin in assigned SAS rooms
4:45-4:50pm Group meets in SAS Lobby
5:00-7:00pm Group DINNER at Mitch’s Tavern

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
9:00am → Working sessions (Individual LUNCH and DINNER)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
9:00am → Working sessions (Individual LUNCH and DINNER)

Friday, July 19, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
9:00am-5:00pm Working sessions (Individual LUNCH)
5:00-7:00pm Group DINNER – Mediterranean at Talley Student Union

Saturday, July 20, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am ** Working sessions as agreed upon by each group **
(All meals individual)

Sunday, July 21, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am ** Working sessions as agreed upon by each group **
(All meals individual)
** Students are encouraged to coordinate a ~1/2 day break on Saturday or Sunday, e.g. planning a local outing or social meal together **

Monday, July 22, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
9:00am → Working sessions (Individual LUNCH and DINNER)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
9:00am → Working sessions (Individual LUNCH and DINNER)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
8:00-9:00am Group Mini BREAKFAST (Rm 4104)
12:00-1:00pm Final Reports due (Individual LUNCH)
1:00-4:00pm Final Presentations (Rm 1102)
5:00-7:00pm Group Farewell Dinner at Talley Student Union 1887 Bistro

Thursday, July 25, 2019
SAS Hall, N.C. State University

Time Description
7:00-8:00am Check out. Return Room Key/Access Cards.

** NOTE: Each group must submit a report about their research problem and results. This report is required in order to receive reimbursement for their participation in the workshop. **

Questions: email grad@samsi.info.

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