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, 2008. Refer to ADMISSION policy and APPLICATION MATERIALS (including problem set).
Brochure in pdf format available brochure .
Flyer in pdf format available flyer .

The Distinguished Colloquium Speaker: Professor Herb Wilf, Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics (University of Pennsylvania)

Further information is available from:

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 Professor of Mathematics 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 45 research papers.
He is the recipient of the 2007 Mathematical Association of America
(Michigan Section) Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Institute ** Instructor ** :

Dr. László Lipták
is Associate Professor of Mathematics in the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland
University.
He joined the faculty of Oakland University in 2003. He 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 15
research papers.