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Industry representatives who are interested in submitting a problem to the workshop should first contact a member of the MPI 2017 Organizing Committee (listed below) to discuss the suitability of the problem. The best results are achieved when the proposed problem is discussed and refined prior to the workshop.

Faculty and postdocs who are interested in participating in the MPI Workshop are welcome to register online (available spring 2017).

Graduate students who are interested in the Workshop are strongly encouraged to visit the website for the Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling (GSMM) Camp and register for that meeting. Students participating in the Camp are automatically invited to participate in MPI.

Format and Location

The 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. For the rest of the week, the workshop participants break up into small working groups consisting of senior faculty and attending scientists, postdoctoral fellows, 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. Upon approval by the industry representative, the reports are posted online. The format of the workshop is not strict and some variation is possible. 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 continuing to seek collaborative opportunities with existing ones.

All activities of the Workshop will take place on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology (campus map). Lodging for industry representatives and visiting faculty will be in local hotels, while lodging for visiting graduate students will be provided in university housing (dorms). (See the travel link for further information.) A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on campus each day for all Workshop participants. A Workshop Dinner will be held for all participants on Monday, June 19. During the Workshop, participants will have access to campus computing, library and recreational facilities. For wireless access on campus please contact a member of the local organizing committee.

Organizing Committee

Questions regarding the MPI 2017 workshop should be directed to the local organizers:

  • Linda Cummings, New Jersey Institute of Technology (email, webpage),
  • Richard Moore, New Jersey Institute of Technology (email, webpage).

Other members of the MPI Organizing Committee are:

  • Richard Braun, University of Delaware (email, webpage),
  • David Edwards, University of Delaware (email, webpage),
  • Joseph Fehribach, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (email, webpage),
  • Peter Kramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (email, webpage),
  • Louis Rossi, University of Delaware (email, webpage),
  • Donald Schwendeman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (email, webpage),
  • Burt Tilley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (email, webpage).
  • Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (email, webpage).


Participation in MPI 2017 is open to mathematicians, scientists and engineers from industry and academia. If you are interested in attending the Workshop, please complete the online registration form (available spring 2017). There is no registration fee, but the number of participants is limited. Early-career faculty and postdocs are especially encouraged to apply, and modest travel support is available (on a limited basis).

Graduate students participating in the Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp are automatically invited to participate in MPI. If you are unable to attend the Camp but would still like to attend the Workshop, then complete the online registration for the Workshop only.