SIAM Southwestern Regional Mathematics in Industry Workshop, April 27-28, 2001, Hilton University of Houston, Hotel, Houston, Texas

Hosted by: Rice University and the University of Houston
Organizing Committee: William E. Fitzgibbon, Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Petr Kloucek, Tsorng-Whay Pan, Danny C. Sorensen

This is the sixth and final workshop in a series of regional meetings focusing on mathematics in industry. These workshops (funded by an NSF grant to SIAM) are intended to provide a forum for discussion of applied/industrial mathematics programs. See for pointers to previous workshop in this series and the SIAM Report on Mathematics in Industry. The goal of the Southwest workshop is to facilitate discussion between faculty, students and mathematicians engaged in research in industry and government laboratories. The scientific program will focus on aspects of energy and the environment indigenous to our geographic region. In addition, the workshop will feature presentations of starting and maintaining successful graduate and undergraduate programs that prepare students for careers in industry. There will be a roundtable discussion on industrial internships. All attendees are encouraged to contribute to a poster session.

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Registration Information | Hotel Information | Program Information

Registration Information

Regular $50
Student $10

The registration fee of $50 ($10 for students) covers lunches and refreshments. Please print out and fill-in the Workshop Registration Form. Make checks payable to "University of Houston" and mail the Workshop Registration Form with fee by April 15 to

Professor Tsorng-Whay Pan
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3476

Correspondence concerning the meeting can also be addressed to

Professor William E. Fitzgibbon
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3476

or any member of the organizing committee.

Hotel Information

Hilton University of Houston Hotel
4800 Calhoun Street
Houston, TX 77204-3902
Phone: 713-741-2447
Fax: 713-743-2498

Specially discounted guest rooms are being held for SIAM meeting attendees until Thursday, April 5, 2001. After that date, reservations will depend on availability. Please print out and fax (713-743-2498) the hotel reservation form directly to the hotel. For information about Houston, visit the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau Web Site at

Program Information

Problem Areas Featured at the Workshop Include:

- upstream hydrocarbon research
- information and internet technology
- contaminant transport
- energy trading
- modeling of markets with large uncertainties
- energy distribution
- air quality modeling

Education Programs Featured Include Undergraduate and Graduate Industrial Mathematics Programs at

- Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Claremont Colleges
- University of Minnesota (Minnesota Center for Industrial Modeling)

Speakers Include:

- David Archer (Petrotechnical Open Software Corporation)
- Jason Ching (Environmental Protection Agency)
- Amr El-Bakry (Exxon)
- Vince Kaminsky (Enron)
- Richard P. Kendall (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- T. L. Lasseter (4D Systems)
- Stephen L. Lyons (Exxon-Mobil Upstream Research)
- Kurt Marfurt (Allied Geophysical Laboratories)
- Pablo Padilla (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
- Peter Percell (consultant)
- Samuel Rankin (American Mathematical Society)
- Fadil Santosa (MCIM, University of Minnesota)
- William W. Symes (The Rice Inversion Project, Rice University)
- Jacques Tabanou (Schlumberger)
- Arthur Weglein (Allied Geophysical Laboratories)

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