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MSRI-UP 2007: Computational Science and Mathematics June 17, 2007 - July 29, 2007
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Organizers Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), LEAD Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Juan Meza (University of California, Merced), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM - Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

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The MSRI-UP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and follow-up support. The MSRI-UP will:

  • Train undergraduates in mathematical research through a six-week summer program at MSRI in Berkeley, CA
  • Provide participating students opportunities to present their research at national conferences in the year following the summer program
  • Introduce participating students to a network of mentors through national societies known for their mentoring activities and professional support for students
  • Guide students in the process of applying to graduate programs and fellowships
  • Further information can be found on the HERE.

Details of the 2007 summer program:

  • Twelve students will participate in research on Computational Mathematics led by Dr. Juan Meza from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and two graduate assistants
  • Program dates: June 17 - July 29
  • Students who will finish their sophomore or junior year in 2007 are preferred. African American, Latino and Native American students are especially sought
  • Each student will receive room and board, a $3,000 summer stipend, transportation to and from Berkeley, and funding to attend a national conference
  • For further information, see HERE or contact any one of the program Directors:

The directors of MSRI-UP are:

This program is funded by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Schedule, Notes/Handouts & Videos
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Jul 27, 2007
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Syncing up with the Quinn-Rand-Strogatz Constant
Natalie Durgin (Spiceworks), Sofia Garcia
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Detecting Network Vulnerabilities Through Discrete Graph Methods
Patrick Cesarz, Luis de la Torre, Gina-Maria Pomann, Greta Villarosa
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Density Functional Theory: Adaptive Parameter Selection for Minimizing Kohn-Sham Equations
Sean Ewing-Owens, Donavion Huskey, Carmen Smith
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Supernova Recognition Through Adaptive Constraint Reduction of Support Vector Machines
Talea Mayo (Emory University), Thomas Pulickal, Mitch Wilson