For Bright And Gifted Pre-College Students

June 26 - August 4, 2006

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, 2006. Refer to ADMISSION policy and APPLICATION MATERIALS (including problem set). Brochure in pdf format available here .

The Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Professor Carl Pomerance, Dartmouth College

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. 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.