The 22nd Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State University July 17–27.
IMSM exposes graduate students in mathematics and statistics to real-world problems from industry and government. Students will gain experience in and acquire the tools necessary for the team approach to problem solving, as well as learn how to produce a useful result under a tight deadline.
The workshop provides a unique experience for determining how mathematics and statistics are applied outside academia, and it has helped many students with their career decisions. In some cases, this help has taken the form of direct hiring by the participating companies.
IMSM will begin with a one-day software carpentry bootcamp that brings students up to date on their programming skills in Python/Matlab and R and introduces them to version control systems and software repositories.
For the following 10 days, student teams of five to seven members will collaborate on a project, each team being closely mentored by a problem presenter and faculty adviser.
In addition to doing the research for their project, the teams will also document their findings in written final reports and present them in 20-minute talks on the last day.