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2010 Summer Mathematics Institute

For Bright And Gifted Pre-College Students
June 28 - August 6, 2010

Program Announcement
The Institute provides an opportunity for bright and gifted pre-college students to interact with university faculty and each other, to take some challenging math classes that earn college credit, and have fun in an academic atmosphere. Check with the Institute PHILOSOPHY.

Students take two 4-credit COURSES in mathematics or statistics taught by full-time doctoral-holding FACULTY .
The Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University is FREE to all participants.
The Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University is a day camp. Check with the SCHEDULE.
Completed applications will be given full consideration if received by May 15, 2010. Refer to ADMISSION policy and APPLICATION MATERIALS (including problem set). Brochure in pdf format available here. Flyer in pdf format available here.

The Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Professor Brian Conrad (Stanford)

Further information is available from:

Professor Eddie Cheng, Director
Summer Mathematics Institute
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309 - 4485
Phone: (248) 370-4024; FAX: ( 248) 370 - 4184  

The Institute Director and Instructor :
Dr. Eddie Cheng is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University. He is currently the Chair of the department. He joined the faculty of Oakland University in 1997. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) in 1988. During the summer of 1988, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of National Defence in British Columbia. For his graduate studies, he earned his M.Math. in 1990 and Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow and part-time lecturer in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. He was the Director of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC) from 2005 to 2008. He is currently a member of the examination committee of MMPC, a position that he held previously from 2001 to 2005. MMPC is a state-wide competition given every year to thousands of high school students in Michigan. He is also a member of the editorial board and an associate editor of the journal Networks. Networks publishes material on the modelling of problems using networks, the analysis of network problems, the design of computationally efficient network algorithms, and innovative case studies of successful network applications. His research interests include combinatorial optimization, integer programming and network analysis. He has authored and coauthored about 60 research papers. Professor Cheng has directed a number of high school students for projects that advanced to semifinals and beyond in national competitions such as Siemens Competitions and the Intel Science Talent Search. Many of these projects resulted in publications in refereed journals. He is the recipient of the 2007 Mathematical Association of America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Teaching Award and a recipient of the 2009 Professor of the Year Award from the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.

The Institute Instructor :
Dr. Baruch Cahlon is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University. He joined the faculty of Oakland University in 1979. He earned B. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph.D from Tel-Aviv University in 1969, 1971 and 1974 respectively. Prior to joining Oakland University, he was at Ben-Gurion University. He has visiting positions at Haifa University and Technion at various time. He and Professor Rakover from Haifa University received the 1997 research award from the Minister of the Internal Security of Israel on their work on face recognition. Their research are supported by Binational Science Foundation. He has coauthored a book titled Face Recognition: Cognitive and Computational process. His research interests include numerical analysis, integral equations, applied mathematics and he has published about 70 research papers.