MPI 2022 – Information

Participation

Dates:  June 13, 2022 – June 17, 2022

Industry representatives who are interested in submitting a problem to the workshop should first contact a member of the MPI 2022 Organizing Committee (listed on the right) to discuss the suitability of the problem. The best results are achieved when the proposed problem is discussed and refined prior to the workshop.

Faculty and postdocs who are interested in participating in the MPI Workshop are welcome to inquire with the MPI organizer at the WPI, Burt Tilley (email).  Ready to register?  See the registration form.


Confirmed Industrial Participants


Format and Location

The MPI Workshop is a lively, 5-day interaction on problems of interest to science and industry. On the first day, the industry representatives present their problems to the whole group. These problems vary widely in nature from those requiring basic physical modeling to those requiring significant computation. For the rest of the week, the workshop participants break up into small working groups consisting of senior faculty and attending scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and the industrial representatives, to discuss and tackle the problems in an informal setting. On the last day of the workshop, an academic representative from each group presents the results obtained and discusses possible future directions. A written report detailing the progress made during the workshop is prepared subsequently and sent to the industry representatives. Upon approval by the industry representative, the reports are posted online. The format of the workshop is not strict and some variation is possible. The Organizing Committee is committed to working with representatives from industry to meet their needs, and we are especially interested in encouraging new contacts with industry while continuing to seek collaborative opportunities with existing ones.

All activities of the Workshop will take place on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Lodging for industry representatives and visiting faculty will be in local hotels, while lodging for visiting graduate students will be provided in university housing (see below for more information).  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on campus each day for all Workshop participants. During the Workshop, participants will have access to campus computing, library and recreational facilities. For wireless access on campus please contact a member of the local organizing committee.

 


Registration

Participation in MPI 2022 is open to mathematicians, scientists and engineers from industry and academia. If you are interested in attending the Workshop, please complete the online registration form.  There is no registration fee, but the number of participants is limited. Early-career faculty and postdocs are especially encouraged to apply, and modest travel support is available (on a limited basis). Graduate students who have participated in previous MPI Workshops or have attended the Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp are also invited to apply.


Local Accommodations

Hampton Inn and Suites Worcester

Industrial scientists and senior faculty will be placed at a local hotel Hampton Inn and Suites Worcester. The hotel has free parking and is a 15-20-minute walking distance from Higgins Laboratories, where the MPI meeting will take place on the WPI campus.  We have arranged held a block of rooms for the rate of about $139 per night, not including taxes.  Parking is $10 per day.

 

WPI Dorms

Graduate students will be placed in dorms.  Rooms are double occupancy and the rate is $60 per room per night with a separate $15 linen fee per person per week.

 

Directions and Local Attractions in Worcester

Driving Directions to WPI

Public Transportation to WPI

Things to do in Worcester


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MPI 2022 is grateful for the support from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the National Science Foundation, and WPI’s Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics.