July 7–August 15, 2014
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, 2014. Refer to ADMISSION policy and APPLICATION MATERIALS (including problem set). Brochure in pdf format here. Flyer in pdf format here.
The Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Ron Graham, Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor, University of California San Diego
Further information is available from:
Professor Eddie Cheng, Director
Summer Mathematics Institute
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Rochester, MI 48309 - 4485
Phone: (248) 370-4024; FAX: ( 248) 370 - 4184
The Institute Director and Instructor :
Dr. Eddie Cheng is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University.
He joined the faculty of Oakland University as an assistant professor in
1997, promoted to associate professor in 2001, promoted to professor in
2007 and given the rank of distinguished professor in 2011; in
addition, he served as Chair of the department from 2010 to 2013.
Professor Cheng 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 is currently a member of the examination committee of the
Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC), a position he held from 2001 to 2005 and from
2008 to 2012. He also served as the Director of MMPC from 2005 to 2008.
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. In addition, he is an editor of Journal of Interconnection Networks.
The journal addresses all aspects of interconnection networks including
their theory, analysis, design, implementation and application, and
corresponding issues of communication, computing and function arising
from (or applied to) a variety of multifaceted networks. His research
interests include combinatorial optimization, integer programming and
network analysis. He has authored and coauthored about 120 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. László Lipták
is Chair of the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland
University. He joined the faculty of Oakland University in 2003,
promoted to associate professor in 2007 and promoted to professor in
participated in mathematical competitions starting from grade 3, and
represented his native country, Hungary, in two of the International
Mathematical Olympiads, in 1986 (Warsaw, Poland) and 1987 (Havana,
Cuba), receiving silver and bronze medals, respectively. He graduated
with a B.S. from the University of Szeged, Hungary with honors in 1993,
and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University in 1999. He
was a Postdoctoral Fellow first at the Fields Institute in Toronto,
Canada during 1999-2000, then at the University of Waterloo, Canada
during 2000-2003. His research interests include combinatorial
optimization, lifting-projecting methods, the stable set polytope, and
interconnection networks. He has authored and coauthored about 60