SIAM Northeast Regional
Mathematics in Industry Workshop

Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20, 1998
Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Have you wondered about sharing with your students the experience of solving mathematical problems in business, industry, and government? Learning more about the practice of mathematics outside of academia? Building better relations with non-academic organizations in your area?

To address issues like these, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) with the support of the National Science Foundation is sponsoring a series of regional meetings focused on Mathematics in Industry. The first of these is the SIAM Northeast Regional Mathematics in Industry Workshop Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20, 1998 Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. The second is the SIAM Midwest Regional Mathematics in Industry Workshop. Information can be found at http://www.siam.org/meetings/mi98west/.

The first two days will include talks from industrial mathematicians about their mathematical problems, descriptions of a wide variety of university-industrial programs for undergraduate and graduate students, panel discussions of industrial hiring practices and expectations, industrial-academic partners describing their working relationships, and presentations of industry-related work by students and faculty. The third day will be a tour and overview of mathematical work at United Technologies in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Faculty, students, and nonacademic mathematicians are encouraged to participate as attendees or as contributors (either describing current programs and industrial partnerships or presenting papers arising from industrial collaborations). A limited amount of travel support is available on an as needed basis.

A preliminary program, on-line registration form, and instructions for applying for travel support is available at http://www.wpi.edu/~cims/siamworkshop.html.

To request supplementary information please contact: e-mail: cims@wpi.edu; phone: 508-831-5241; fax: 508-831-5824 (attn: Ellen Mackin); or mail to: SIAM MII Workshop, Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics WPI, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609.

The deadline for submission of extended contributed abstracts to WPI is March 18, 1998. The deadline for receipt of applications for support is April 1, 1998. Registration deadline is April 17, 1998.

We look forward to your participation!

Preliminary Program

Sunday, May 17

Registration and Reception

Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19

Welcome Address
John F. Carney, III, WPI Provost

Welcome from SIAM and Overview of MII Report
James M. Crowley, SIAM
Paul W. Davis, WPI

Industrial Keynote Speakers
William Pulleyblank, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Nikan Firoozye, Lehman Brothers
Margaret H. Wright, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Peter E. Castro, Eastman Kodak Company

Panel Discussion of Hiring Practices by Industrial Managers
Alfredo Bequillard, Lehman Brothers
William J. Browning, Applied Mathematics, Inc.
Peter E. Castro, Eastman Kodak Company
Tony Cloug, AER
Ernie Mintel, Pratt & Whitney

Industry-University Project Experiences

Two sessions scheduled Monday and Tuesday. Participants in these sessions will include pairs of faculty/industrial or faculty/student partners. Space is available for a limited number of additional participants.

University Industrial Programs

Two sessions scheduled Monday and Tuesday. Space is available for a limited number of additional participants. Participants in these sessions so far include:

George Knightly, U. Mass
Greg Kriegsmann, NJIT
Don Schwendeman, RPI
James Glimm, SUNY Stony Brook
Peter Monk, U. Delaware
Bogdan Vernescu, WPI

Contributed Papers
Contributed papers will be presented on Tuesday May 19. Students are encouraged to contribute.

Final Session
Presentation(s) of summations of conference and audience discussion of future steps

Wednesday, May 20

Visit to United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) and Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Connecticut The visit will include tours of the research labs and the P&W Customer Training Center, followed by a presentation focusing on mathematics as applied to product development, manufacturing, and support at United Technologies.

Limited travel support is available. A preliminary program, on-line registration form, and information on how to apply for travel support is available at http://www.wpi.edu/~cims/siamworkshop.html.

To request supplementary information please contact:
E-mail: cims@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5241
Fax: 508-831-5824 (attn: Bogdan Vernescu)
Mail to: SIAM MII Workshop, Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics WPI,
100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609

Supported by the National Science Foundation.

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