[grads] International Research Experience for Students (fwd)

Hemanshu Kaul kaul at math.iit.edu
Thu Mar 31 12:48:53 CDT 2011

Dear Students,

Here is an interesting opportunity for (undergrad and grad) students 
interested in research in Discrete Optimization. The deadline for 
application is April 15th.

Please come talk to me or any other faculty in Discrete Applied Math if 
you are interested.





Workshop on

Discrete and Nondifferentiable Optimization: Algorithms and Applications

Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Kyiv, Ukraine

August 1-August 21, 2011            

Supported by the National Science Foundation

Organized by

Sergiy Butenko, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas
A&M University

Oleg Prokopyev, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of


Undergraduate and graduate students interested in optimization and its
applications are invited to apply to participate in the workshop on
discrete and nondifferentiable optimization to be held at Glushkov
Institute of Cybernetics in Kyiv, Ukraine. This workshop will provide a
unique international research experience for the U.S. students, who will
spend three weeks in Ukraine working with Ukrainian researchers and
students on mini-projects in the areas of discrete and nondifferentiable
optimization. The participants of the program will also attend summer
school “Achievements and applications of contemporary informatics,
mathematics and physics” (http://summerschool.ssa.org.ua/).


Full time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in areas related to
optimization (engineering, operations research, computer science,
mathematics) in the U.S. universities are eligible to participate.
Students from groups underrepresented in engineering are especially
encouraged to apply.

Financial Support

Airfare, living expenses (housing, meals, ground transportation), and any
other related expenses of all selected participants will be reimbursed by
the program. In addition, a stipend will be provided.

Application and Selection Procedures

To apply please submit your CV (including contact information), current
academic records (list of courses taken with grades), and a one-page
statement of purpose describing your background, interests and relevance
of this project to future career plans. Preference will be given to
candidates whose qualifications and interests match the best with the
topic and merit of the workshop. For undergraduate students, a
demonstrated interest in graduate studies in a relevant area is a plus.
Nominations and letters of recommendation are not required but will be
taken into consideration. Please send your application to Oleg Prokopyev
(droleg at pitt.edu) or Sergiy Butenko (butenko at tamu.edu) via email before
April 15, 2011. The final group of students will be selected and notified
no later than May 1, 2011.



April 15, 2011     Application deadline

May 1, 2011        Acceptance notification

August 1 – August 21, 2011          Trip to Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine.

Founded in the 5th century, Kyiv is the historical capital of Kievan Rus,
the Slavic super-state that was in the origins of Ukraine, Russia and
Belarus. The modern capital of Ukraine, Kyiv is a scenic city of close to
3 million people.


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