2008 SUMMER MATHEMATICS INSTITUTE

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

For Bright And Gifted Pre-College Students

June 30 - August 7, 2008

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, 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:

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 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.