For Bright And Gifted Pre-College Students

June 27 - August 5, 2005

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, 2005. Refer to ADMISSION policy and APPLICATION MATERIALS (including problem set). (Flyer in pdf format available here and brochure in pdf format available here .)

The Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Jim Douglas, Jr., Compere and Marcella Loveless Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computational Mathematics, Purdue University.

Further information is available from:

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


The Institute Director and Instructor :
Dr. Eddie Cheng is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University. 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 is currently the Director of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC). He served as a member of the examination committee 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 30 research papers.

The Institute Instructor :
Dr. Subbaiah Perla is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University. He joined the faculty of Oakland University in 1976. He received M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta in 1969 and Ph. D. in Statistics from University of Rochester in 1975. Prior to joining Oakland University, he was at the University of Vermont from 1975 to 1976 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the department of epidemiology and the department of mathematics. He teaches applied and theoretical courses in statistics for undergraduate and graduate students. He has done consulting work with several engineers from auto-industry, doctors from different disciplines, and faculty and graduate students at Oakland University from different departments. His research interests include multivariate statistical methods, linear models, design of experiments and quality control. He has published more than 40 research papers.