WPI REU in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics Application Form for 2014

Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609

Please fill in all requested information:

1. General Information

Family Name:
First Name:
Middle Initial:
Date of Birth:
Country of Citizenship:

If you are not a US citizen, are you a permanent resident of the US?   Yes

2. Address

  Current Address Permanent Address
City, State, ZIP

Note: All correspondence will be via e-mail.

3. Ethnicity

Please check all that apply.

(Among applicants who are equally qualified, this information will be used to help us admit an ethnically diverse group of participants. We especially encourage applications from women and ethnic groups historically under-represented in mathemtics graduate programs.)

African-American American-Indian
Asian-American Chicano
European-American Fillipino
Latino Native Alaskan
Puerto Rican  
Other (please specify)

4. Education

List all colleges and universities you have attended, regardless of whether credit or a degree was obtained.

Name of Institution Dates Attended Major

List all advanced mathematics courses you have taken or are taking.

Course Name Textbook (Author) Grade

Projected Date of Graduation:

5. Areas of Interest

Rate the extent of your background in the following project areas (0 - little or no experience; 5 - highly experienced), as well as your preference for a project in that area (0 - not at all desirable; 5 - highly preferable). Below each category are links to representative examples of past REU projects in that area.

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Actuarial Mathematics


2007 - Risk Score Assignment for Long-Term Care Underwriting
2007 - Analysis of Methods for Loss Reserving
2005 - Estimating the Cost of Extending a Term Insurance Policy
2004 - Volatility Costs for an Assigned Risk Plan

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Applied Statistics


2008 - Analysis of Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials
2007 - Quantifying Uncertainty in Predictions of Hepatic Clearance
2002 - Statistical Procedures for Failure-mode Testing of Diagnostic Equipment

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Mathematical &
Statistical Finance


2008 - Modeling Irrational Behavior to Explain Apparent Momentum in Stock Prices
2007 - Modeling Stock Returns and Optimizing Bond Portfolios
2005 - Portfolio Optimization with Non-Smooth Constraints
2004 - Alternate Methods for Covariance Estimation in Portfolio Analysis
2003 - Estimation and Optimization for Pairwise Hedge Portfolios

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Mathematical Modeling


2008, 2004 - Numerical Models for Tumor Growth
2007, 2006 - Mathematical Model of the Self-Tapping Screw Insertion Process
2006 - 1D and 2D Modeling for a Coupled Electromagentic-Thermal Boundary Value Problem
2003 - Modelling iBOT Belt Dynamics

Briefly describe your computer programming experience, focusing on the programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Fortran, etc.) and mathematical and statistical software packages (e.g., Matlab, SAS, R, etc.) with which you are most familiar.

Rate the extent of your background in the following application areas (0 - little or no experience; 5 - highly experienced)

Application Area 0 1 2 3 4 5

6. Recommendation

Please arrange to have two or three faculty who know you well complete a recommendation form.
This form is available in HTML and PDF versions for your convenience.

Please mail the completed recommendation forms to the address below:

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) 2014 in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609

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