SIAM Midwest Regional
Mathematics in Industry Workshop

October 2-3, 1998
University of Illinois, Chicago

SIAM is planning a Midwest Regional MII Workshop to be held during the weekend of October 2-3, 1998 (Friday and Saturday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. See for the most up-to-date information regarding the schedule, registration, and hotel accommodations.

This is the second in a series of MII workshops organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) under a grant from the National Science Foundation. [Worcester Polytechnic Institute will be hosting the Northeast Regional MII Workshop, the first in the series, on May 18-20, 1998. See for more information on this first workshop.]

The current members of the organizing committee are:

Robert Grossman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Bart S. Ng (Indiana Univ.-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
Fadil Santosa (IMA/University of Minnesota)
James Crowley (SIAM)

Below is an outline of the tentative plan for the Workshop developed by the Organizing Committee which I hope you will find informative. As we move ahead with the planning of the Workshop, we welcome input and suggestions for speakers from either university or industry. We would be especially grateful if you could share with us your knowledge of any successful programs or university/industrial collaborations. We will keep you informed as the program for the Workshop develops and we look forward to your participation.

Purpose of the Workshop:

To help local faculty design and implement changes to their programs consistent with the recommendation of the SIAM Mathematics in Industry (MII) Report. The emphasis of the workshop will be on facilitating local action by working directly with faculty and local industry. One of the conclusions that was reached early in the MII study is that universities and colleges need more experience and incentive in exploring interdisciplinary programs and identifying and working with industry. The workshop will provide an opportunity for university and college mathematics departments to obtain some insight into how to gain this experience.


We plan on attracting approximately 100 university faculty members and graduate students and industrial representatives from the Midwest region.

Participation Support:

There is a limited amount of travel support available to participants, including students. An application is required and funds will be allocated according to need on on a first come first serve basis.

The Program:

The general format of the workshop will be one of case studies. Speakers will be chosen from both industry and university. Speakers from university could include postdocs and graduate students where appropriate. Every effort will be made to structure the workshop in such a way that plenty of time will be available for informal interactions and networking between industrial and university participants.

The program will include:

For questions, or comments, please contact Dr. William Kolata, Technical Director, SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, phone: (215) 382-9800, fax: (215) 386-7999; or e-mail: [email protected]

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Created: 5/14/98 Updated: 8/26/98