Research Experiences For Undergraduates (REU)

REU 2003 Projects


Modelling iBOT Belt Dynamics

Sponsor: Deka Research and Development
Advisor: Prof. Suzanne L. Weekes

Michael Coleman    Heather Griffin    Erin Haller   
Michael Coleman    Heather Griffin    Erin Haller
Christopher Kim    Sid Rupani
Christopher Kim    Sidharth Rupani

The iBOT, a revolutionary personal mobility device developed by DEKA Research and Development Corporation, contains several belts that transfer mechanical power through the system. The dynamic characteristics of the belts are obviously important to the operation of the iBOT. Our task is to create a mathematical model of some aspects of the belt dynamics. Partial differential equations and Lagrangian dynamics are employed to understand the elements of this electro-mechanical system. Ultimately, finite difference numerical methods are applied to solve the rather complicated system of partial differential equations developed.


Estimating the Covariance of Stock Returns to Calculate a Minimum Risk Portfolio

Sponsor: Deutsche Bank
Advisor: Prof. Arthur C. Heinricher, Prof. Carlos Morales

Amy Cohen    Mary Gruber    Jessica Jajosky
Amy Cohen    Mary Gruber    Jessica Jajosky
Adam Czernikowski    Megan McKinney    Trinh Pham
Adam Czernikowski    Megan McKinney    Trinh Pham
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