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Outstanding undergrad research in SIURO last month

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, SIAM’s web-based publication often referred to as SIURO, publishes outstanding undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. Two types of articles can be found in SIURO: papers to which undergraduates have made a significant contribution, and expository (survey) papers of high quality written by a faculty member or researcher for an undergrad audience.

The latest paper by Ling Han Meng, Joseph Geumlek, Holly Chu, Justin Hoogenstyrd under their advisor Ernie Esser is called Contextual Point Matching for Video Stabilization. The paper explores the many videos that suffer from a shaking or moving camera that distract viewers from the subject or scene. The authors describe a process called video stabilization which uses software to fix unwanted movements. Their method attempts to find point correspondences in subsequent frames of footage with great success, according to the authors. Video stabilization not only provides better results compared to other methods, it can also be implemented without significantly increasing computational costs. 

Additional papers will be posted online as they are accepted.

Summer 2014 Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

From SIAM News, Volume 47, Number 1, January/February 2014

Undergraduates who are looking for summer research opportunities are encouraged to visit the National Science Foundation’s “Search for an REU Site” Web page at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm and click on the “Mathematical Sciences” link. Students can also find research opportunities in the mathematical sciences that have been identified by SIAM News press time, funded both by NSF and by other institutions, listed below.

***Argonne National Laboratory Student Research Participation Programs, May 27-August 1
http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/summersrp.htm

***Argonne National Laboratory DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships, May 27-August 1
http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/summersuli.htm

***Arizona State University Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Summer Program, June 4-July 25
http://mtbi.asu.edu/summer-program

***Auburn University, TBA
http://www.math.auburn.edu/

***Boise State University, May 26-August 1
http://math.boisestate.edu/reu/

***Brigham Young University, TBA
http://math.byu.edu/reu/

***California State University, Chico, TBA
http://www.csuchico.edu/math/REUT.shtml

***California State University, San Bernadino, June 30-August 22
http://www.math.csusb.edu/reu/program_description.html

***Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates, June 22-July 20
http://www.math.carleton.edu/smp/information.html

***Carnegie Mellon University 2011 Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute, May 27-July 22
http://www.math.cmu.edu/CNA/summer_institute.html

***Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, June 3-August 9
http://www.cshl.edu/education/urp/nsf-sponsored-reu-in-bioinformatics-and-computational-biology

***College of William and Mary, June 2-July 25
http://www.wm.edu/as/mathematics/undergraduate_research/summerreu/index.php

***Cornell University, June 16-August 8
http://www.math.cornell.edu/Undergraduate/REU/REU.htm

***Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internships, May 5-August 29
http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

***East Tennessee State University, TBA
http://www.etsu.edu/math/godbole/nsf.htm

***Emory University, June-July, TBA
http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~ono/REUs/

***Fairfield University, June 2-July 25
http://faculty.fairfield.edu/srafalski/reu/index.html

***George Mason University, TBA
http://math.gmu.edu/reu/

***Grand Valley State University, June 15-August 10
http://www.gvsu.edu/mathreu/

***Hope College, June 2-July 25
http://www.math.hope.edu/reu.html

***ICERM: Summer@ICERM: Geometry and Dynamics, June 16-August 8
http://icerm.brown.edu/summerug_2014

***Illinois State University, TBA
http://math.illinoisstate.edu/reu/

***Indiana University Bloomington, June 8-August 2
http://www.math.indiana.edu/reu/

***Iowa State University, TBA
http://orion.math.iastate.edu/reu/homepage.html#info

***Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, June 22-August 22
http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/rips/

***James Madison University, June 2-July 25
http://educ.jmu.edu/~vanwykla/reu/

***Kansas State University, May 27-July 22
http://www.math.ksu.edu/reu/sumar/

***Kent State University, TBA
http://www.math.kent.edu/~soprunova/reu/

***Lafayette College, June 1-July 26
http://math.lafayette.edu/opportunities/reu/

***LA-SiGMA REU:  Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science, end of May 2014-early August; program dates vary by university
http://reu.lasigma.loni.org/

***Louisiana State University, on sabbatical in 2014
https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/reu

***LSU Center for Computation and Technology, May 26-August 1
http://reu.cct.lsu.edu

***Macalester College and IMA, June 9-July 18
http://www.ima.umn.edu/2013-2014/SW6.9-7.18.14/

***Marquette University, TBA
http://acm.mscs.mu.edu/wiki-reu/index.php/Main_Page

***Mathematical Association of America NREUP, TBA
http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/underrepresented-groups/nreup

***Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Summer Program, June 21-August 3
http://www.msri.org/web/msri/education/for-undergraduates/msri-up

***Miami University (Ohio), June 9-July 25
http://www.units.muohio.edu/sumsri/

***Michigan State University, May 28-July 25
http://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu/SURIEM/

***Missouri State University, June 9-August 1
http://faculty.missouristate.edu/l/lesreid/reu/

***Mount Holyoke College, TBA
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/math/reu/

***NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, May 19­-August 1
http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/index.cfm

***North Carolina State University, May 27-August 1
http://www.math.ncsu.edu/REU/

***Oakland University, TBA
https://sites.google.com/a/oakland.edu/mathreu/

***Ohio State University Mathematical Biosciences Institute, June 2-August 15
http://www.mbi.osu.edu/eduprograms/undergrad2014.html

***Ohio Wesleyan University, May 19-July 25
http://reu.owu.edu/

***Oregon State University, June 23-August 15
http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/~math_reu/

***Penn State University, July 2-August 13
http://www.math.psu.edu/mass/

***Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics, TBA
http://www.stat.rice.edu/~jrojo/

***Rochester Institute of Technology, TBA
http://people.rit.edu/~dansma/index_files/NSFREU.htm

***Rutgers University, DIMACS, June 2-August 2
http://reu.dimacs.rutgers.edu/2014/

***Rutgers University DIMACS/DIMATIA, TBA
http://reu.dimacs.rutgers.edu/2014/

***Sam Houston State University, TBA
http://www.shsu.edu/academics/mathematics-and-statistics/research.html

***San Diego State University, June 15-August 9
http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/math-reu/index.html

***Santa Fe Institute, June 8-August 16
http://www.santafe.edu/education/fellowships-undergraduate-program.php

***South Dakota State University, June 2-July 26
http://www.sdstate.edu/mathstat/reu/

***SUNY Potsdam/Clarkson University, May 28-July 22
http://people.clarkson.edu/~ttamon/reu.html

***Texas A&M University, June 2-July 25
http://www.math.tamu.edu/undergraduate/research/REU/

***UCLA Logic Center Summer School for Undergraduates, TBA
http://www.math.ucla.edu/~ineeman/Summer-school/

***University of California, Santa Barbara, June 23-August 15
http://math.ucsb.edu/REU/index.html

***University of Maryland, Baltimore County, June 16-August 8
http://www.umbc.edu/hpcreu/

***University of Minnesota, June 16-August 8
http://www.math.umn.edu/~reiner/REU/REU.html

***University of Minnesota Duluth, June 8-August 14
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/

***University of Nebraska, Lincoln, TBA
http://www.math.unl.edu/programs/reu/

***University of North Carolina, Greensboro, June 2-July 26
http://www.uncg.edu/cmp/reu/index.html

***University of Texas at Tyler, TBA
http://www.math.uttyler.edu/reu/

***University of Utah, TBA
http://www.math.utah.edu/ugrad/research.html

***University of Washington, TBA
http://www.math.washington.edu/~reu/

***University of Wisconsin Stout, June 1-July 26
http://www.uwstout.edu/mscs/reu.cfm

***University of Wyoming, TBA
http://www.uwyo.edu/math/

***Ursinus College, TBA
http://www.ursinus.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=2881

***Valparaiso University, May 28-July 30
http://www.valpo.edu/mcs/verum/

***Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech, TBA
http://biomath.vbi.vt.edu/

***Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), TBA
http://tissue-eng.vbi.vt.edu/

***Willamette University, June 16-August 8
http://www.willamette.edu/cla/math/REU-RET/

***Williams College, June 16-August 15
http://math.williams.edu/small/

***WPI Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, May 28-July 25
http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/Math/CIMS/REU/Current/index.html

Information about REUs in 2014 can be sent to mehne@siam.org.

 

Mathematical Biosciences Institute Undergraduate Research Program: Capstone Conference

This conference offers undergraduate students doing research projects in the mathematical biosciences an opportunity to present their work on the national stage.

This student centered conference features:

• Recruitment fair for graduate studies

• Panels on jobs and graduate opportunities

• Keynotes from prominent Math Biologist

• Social event at the Columbus Zoo/Aquarium

Deadline for application: July 12, 2013

For more information and to apply, please visit www.mbi.osu.edu/eduprograms/upcapstone2013.html

Recipients named for the Seventh Annual SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition

SIAM Student Chapter certificates of recognition have been awarded to 73 students who have made outstanding contributions to their SIAM student chapters. This program recognizes the importance of student contributions in creating and sustaining exciting chapters, acknowledges students’ efforts within the greater SIAM community, and provides a noteworthy commendation for students to add to their records for career building.

Chris Rowlatt, president of the Cardiff University SIAM Student Chapter, awarded the SIAM certificate of recogntion for outstanding service to the Cardiff chapter.


Chris Rowlatt, president of the Cardiff University SIAM Student Chapter, awarded the SIAM certificate of recogntion for outstanding service to the Cardiff chapter.

SIAM congratulates all of the recipients and thanks them for their contributions to the development and growth of SIAM student chapters. Read the rest of this entry »

RTG Summer School on Microlocal Analysis and Inverse Problems

This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

July 8–26, 2013
University of Washington, Seattle
The Research Training Group in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington will host a summer school on solving inverse problems via microlocal analysis, aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have the required background. Students will attend lectures in the morning and problem sessions in small groups with mentors in the afternoon. On-campus accommodation and meals will be provided, plus a travel allowance of up to $600. The Summer School is supported by an NSF Research Training Grant. Support is restricted to U.S. citizens/permanent residents; international students can be considered but will have to pay all their own expenses.

The course will be taught by Mark Anastasio, Guillaume Bal, Francois Monard, Plamen Stefanov, and Gunther Uhlmann.

Prospective attendees can visit the website for a full course description and prerequisites.

URL: http://www.math.washington.edu/ipde/summer/.

5th Annual Computational Science and Engineering Student Conference

[Courtesy of the Purdue University SIAM Student Chapter]
We are proud to announce the 5th Annual Computational Science and Engineering Student Conference (CSESC 2013) organized by SIAM@Purdue. The conference will be held on April 5th, 2013. We invite both graduate and undergraduate students to participate.
The conference includes keynote speakers from different areas (view full list here), students’ oral presentations and a poster session, as well as a closing banquet for presenters.
CSESC provides a space for networking with other students and researchers who perform research in interdisciplinary areas involving computational research.
The best oral presentation and the best poster presented will be monetarily awarded by the committee.
Online registration is NOW OPEN! Please, check the CSESC 2013 website for important dates and more information.

Summer 2013 Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Undergraduates who are looking for summer research opportunities are encouraged to visit the National Science Foundation’s “Search for an REU Site” Web page at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm and click on the “Mathematical Sciences” link. Students can also find research opportunities in the mathematical sciences that have been identified by SIAM News press time, funded both by NSF and by other institutions, listed below. Read the rest of this entry »

MBI 2013 Undergraduate Research Program at Ohio State

May 20 – August 16, 2013

The goal of this MBI NSF-funded program is to introduce students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology, to involve them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors, and to increase their interest in mathematical biology. The program consists of three parts – each including a mix of educational and social experiences:

The on-line registration form will require:

  • Two letters of reference
  • A ranked list of three projects that you want to participate in (see below)
  • A statement indicating your reasons for wanting to participate in this program

***To receive full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 31, 2013.***

The Brown University Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences: Strategy, Competition and Cooperation

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Faculty Speakers:
Alethea Barbaro, UCLA
Glenn Ellison, MIT
Andrew Lo, MIT
Rajiv Vohra, Brown University

Attendance is free and open to all
Registration is required

Now accepting applications for short talks and posters from undergraduates
Please visit http://math.brown.edu/SUMS for more information

SUMS is sponsored by: The Brown University Math Department, The Brown University Division
of Applied Mathematics, and ICERM

UPG SIAM Chapter hosting conference for undergraduate research

The SIAM Student Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg, along with the UPG Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering and the Pennsylvania Psi Chapter of National Mathematics Honor Society, is sponsoring the Applied Mathematics Conference for Undergraduate Research in Science (AMCURS) at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg on March 24, 2012.

The conference celebrates and promotes undergraduate research in applied mathematics or any science related field. Students are invited to participate. Registration is required but there is no fee to attend the conference.

To view the call for papers and poster presentations or for more information go to http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/academics/majors/mathematics/site/conference.