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Consulting Projects and Activities - Fall 2006

Projects

    • Project: Modeling the Spread of Epidemic Cholera
    • Client: David Hartley and Holly Gaff, UMB
    • Consultants: Dr. Gobbert and Alen Agheksanterian
    • Description: Development and implementation of a numerical method for partial differential equations used inside an optimal control code. Helped with model analysis and validation.

    • Project: Statistical Analysis for Cyberknife Treatment Study
    • Client: Dr. Mukund S. Didolkar, MD, Director, Surgical Oncology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    • Consultants: Dr. Neerchal, Justin Newcomer, and Willy Weng
    • Description: Completed statistical analysis for cyberknife treatment study using survival analysis.

Also Consulted With

  • Curtis Menyuk, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, UMBC, regarding finite element method for a problem with solution discontinuities

Other Activities

  • Software workshops extended to bi-weekly schedule with walk-in software clinics in the off-weeks in cooperation with the Office of Information Technology (OIT)
  • Developed new tutorial and taught workshop on 3-D Graphics in Matlab (Alen Agheksanterian)
  • Developed new tutorial and taught workshop on Mathematica (Jennifer Lambdin)
  • Webhosting and volunteer help for the conference on Advances in Control of Partial Differential Equations in honor of Prof. Thomas I. Seidman
  • Hosted department portion of visit by Lloyd Douglas, Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Infrastructure

  • Started formal cooperation with the Office of Information Technology
  • Initiated the CIRC Social Hour held every Friday morning as a networking opportunity for graduate students and presentation of department to visitors
  • Significant expansion of student involvement in CIRC beyond the research assistants (Alen Agheksanterian and Justin Newcomer) to several students involved via the consulting class Math/Stat 750 (Jennifer Lambdin, Willy Weng) as well as in collaboration with faculty on consulting projects (Martin Klein with Dr. Muruhan Rathinam)
  • Created CIRC poster for UMBC's 40th anniversary and presented it at the Open Houses of the department as well as of the Dean's Office of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences