MPI is a problem solving workshop that attracts leading applied mathematicians and scientists from universities, industry, and national laboratories.
During the workshop, engineers and scientists from industry interact with the academic participants on problems of interest to their companies. In the
past, these problems have included, but are not limited to
The challenge facing business and industry is to prosper in an era of rapid technological growth. Meeting the challenge requires continually improving
productivity, resource management, and innovation, both to refine existing products and processes and to create new ones.
The MPI workshop is a resource that offers
The challenge facing business and industry is to prosper in an era of rapid technological growth. Meeting the challenge requires continually improving productivity, resource management, and innovation, both to refine existing products and processes and to create new ones.
The MPI workshop is a resource that offers
Format of the MPI WorkshopThe MPI Workshop is a lively, 5-day interaction on problems of interest to science and industry. On the first day, the industry representatives, present their problems to the whole group. These problems vary widely in nature from those requiring basic physical modeling to those requiring significant computation (a partial list of problems brought to previous workshops is included below). For the rest of the week, the workshop participants break up into small working groups consisting of senior faculty and attending scientists, graduate students, and the industrial representatives, to discuss and tackle the problems in an informal setting. On the last day of the workshop, an academic representative from each group presents the results obtained and discusses possible future directions. A written report detailing the progress made during the workshop is prepared subsequently and sent to the industry representatives.
The format of the workshop is not strict and some variation is possible. For example, while representatives from industry are strongly encouraged to stay and participate during the full week, a partial-week participation can be arranged. The Organizing Committee is committed to working with representatives from industry to meet their needs and we are especially interested in encouraging new contacts with industry while maintaining existing ones.
Problems from Previous MPI WorkshopsThe following problems were brought to previous workshops. These problems are discussed in detail in previous workshop preceedings. Copies of these reports are available upon request.
MPI 2001 Organizing Committee
Donald Schwendeman (518) 276-2647, firstname.lastname@example.org (Rensselaer)
MPI 2001 LocationAll workshop meetings will take place in the Darrin Communications Center on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Registration FeesThere is a $75 registration fee for all participants attending the workshop. (The registration fee is waived for students.) There is a $1500 problem submission fee for each industry bringing a problem to the workshop. This fee is reduced to $1250 for a first-time industry problem submission. The problem submission fee covers all work done on the problem during the workshop and the subsequent written report.
Industry representatives who are interested in submitting a problem to the workshop should first contact a member of the MPI 2001 Organizing Committee to discuss the suitability of the problem. The best results are achieved when the proposed problem is discussed and refined prior to the workshop.
Travel SupportThere are funds available to support travel and local accommodations for students attending the workshop. This support is limited and may be requested by the student on the online registration form. Students requesting support may be contacted for additional information and will be notified when a decision on funding is made.
General InformationLunches will be provided Monday through Thursday during the week of the workshop. A workshop dinner will be held at a local restaurant on Monday evening, June 4.
Lodging is available on campus or at local hotels. Arrangements for on-campus lodging and parking can be made through our Workshop Coordinator, Melissa Reardon (518) 276-6382 or email@example.com. Arrangements at local hotels can be made by contacting a hotel directly. Some nearby hotels are the Best Western Rensselaer Inn (518) 274-3210 and the Super 8 Motel (518) 274-8800.
MPI 2001 BrochureThe information above is included in the MPI 2001 brochure (pdf file). Feel free to download the brochure and pass it along to interested colleagues.