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Participating Faculty

    2021-2022 Cohort

Joseph FoxAquinas College

Industrial Partner: Aquinas College Registrar's Office

Final Report Title: Predicting the Success of Incoming College Students

Ben StuckyBeloit College

Industrial Partner: Open Arms Free Clinic

Final Report Title: Predicting the Top 3 Locations in Walworth County for a Mobile Health Clinic: An Application of the Maximal Covering Location Problem

Kathryn MontovanBennington College

Industrial Partner: Bennington College Buildings and Grounds

Final Report Title: Insulation of Commercial Buildings: Monetary Loss & Environmental Impact

Tricia Phillips, Birmingham-Southern College

Industrial Partner: World Rugby Shop

Final Report Title: A Detailed Look into World Rugby Shop’s International Ecommerce

Jie ZhongCalifornia State University, Los Angeles

Industrial Partner: Data Team from City of Los Angeles

Final Report Title: Analysis of Loans From the Paycheck Protection Program Within the City of Los Angeles

Alexander Chen, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Industrial Partner: General Electric

Final Report Title: Deep Learning Facial Expression Recognition

Amy N LangvilleCollege of Charleston

Industrial Partner: Mission Solutions Group

Final Report Title: Scoring and Ranking Contract Solicitations: Mission Solutions Group

Amanda MangumConverse University 

Industrial Partner: Upstate Family Resource Center

Final Report Title: Using Machine Learning to Predict the Number of Times Aid is Requested from a Local Nonprofit Agency

Min A and Dondra BaileyCoppin State University

Industrial Partner: Institute for Systems Biology Cancer Gateway in the Cloud

Final Report Title: Clinical Biospecimen Data Analysis Using the ISB-Cancer Gateway Cloud

Guillermo AlvarezCuesta College

Industrial Partner: Department of Public Works

Final Report Title: Improving the Waste Collection System in a Downtown Area

Eddie TuDickinson College

Industrial Partner: Salesforce

Final Report Title: Hidden Secrets Between Hobbies and Career Paths

Vinodh Kumar Chellamuthu, Dixie State University

Industrial Partner: Saint George Police Department

Final Report Title: Analysis of Police Beats by Logistic Regression and ANOVA testing

Rachael NeilanDuquesne University

Industrial Partner: Auberle Social Services

Final Report Title: Analysis of follow-up times for families discharged from opioid addiction treatment facilities

Alberto A. CondoriFlorida Gulf Coast University

Industrial Partner: Lee County Mosquito Control District

Final Report Title: Modeling the Spread of West Nile Virus in Southwest Florida

Patrick McFaddinFordham University

Industrial Partner: Red Ventures

Final Report Title: Article Summarization


Kim SpaydGettysburg College

Industrial Partner: NBC Sports Regional Networks

Final Report Title: What Influences Viewership of NBA Games: Using Linear Regression to Predict Audience Delivery

Laurie ZackHigh Point University

Industrial Partner: Phillips Collection

Final Report Title: Analyzing Relationships in the Furniture Purchasing Market

Hala Nelson & Roger ThelwellJames Madison University

Industrial Partner: Harrisonburg VA Fire Department

Final Report Title: Data to the Rescue

Anna ZemlyanovaKansas State University 

Industrial Partner: Sunset Zoo of Manhattan, KS

Final Report Title: Analysis of the Attendance Data for Sunset Zoo, Manhattan, KS

Brooks K EmerickKutztown University

Industrial Partner: Borough of Kutztown Wastewater Management Department

Final Report Title: Implementing a New Water Billing System

Prakash GhimireLouisiana State University at Alexandria

Industrial Partner: Pecan Bayou Sub-division, Alexandria Louisiana.

Final Report Title: Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) Model to Predict Real Estate Prices in The Pecan Bayou Sub-division, Alexandria Louisiana.

Junyuan LinLoyola Marymount University

Industrial Partner: Loyola Marymount University Soccer Team

Final Report Title: Efficiently Creating Force-Velocity Profiles for Student Athletes

Laura SteilMars Hill University

Industrial Partner: Madison County Transportation Authority

Final Report Title: Madison County Transportation Cost Efficiency

Baoling MaMillersville University of Pennsylvania

Industrial Partner: The Lancaster City Bureau of Fire

Final Report Title: Fires Findings: An Analysis of Fire Risk in Columbia Borough and Lancaster City

Ngoc DoMissouri State University

Industrial Partner: SouthWest Wastewater Treatment Plant, Springfield, Missouri

Final Report Title: Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent flow Forecasting

Justin HoffmeierNorthwest Missouri State University

Industrial Partner:Pro Football Focus

Final Report Title: NWMSU Collaboration with Pro Football Focus

Hasala Gallolu KankanamalageRoger Williams University

Industrial Partner: Center for Accelerator Science, Old Dominion University and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Final Report Title: Determination of Actual Surface Resistance by Experimental Surface Resistance of Superconductors

Zeynep TeymurogluRollins College 

Industrial Partner: Broadview Analytics

Final Report Title: Marketing Textbooks

Ranjan RohatgiSaint Mary's College 

Industrial Partner: St. Joseph County Department of Health

Final Report Title: Radon: Through the Cracks

Colton SawyerSouthern New Hampshire University

Industrial Partner: Procter and Gamble

Final Report Title: Linear Programming as a Comparative Modeling Technique: Impacts of Natural Gas Shortages

Natalie HobsonSouth Puget Sound Community College

Industrial Partner: Allied Health and Nursing at SPSCC

Final Report Title: Connecting Nursing Student Program Success with NCLEX Proficiency

Lan ChengSUNY Fredonia

Industrial Partner: James Livsey

Final Report Title: Adjustments Made Easy: A Look at Clustering Time Series from the US Census Bureau Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders.

Jennifer RoyalUniversity of Georgia

Industrial Partner: Rubicon Crypto

Final Report Title: Cryptocurrency Portfolio Design and Data Collection Techniques

Fabio VitorUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha

Industrial Partner: Omaha Public Schools

Final Report Title: OPS Bus Scheduling: A Heuristic Approach to a 3-Tier Multi-Depot Vehicle Routing Problem with Inter-Depot Routes

Jeremiah Bartz and Ryan ZerrUniversity of North Dakota 

Industrial Partner: City of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Final Report Title: A Case Study of the Belmont Corridor

Wufeng TianUniversity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Industrial Partner: Rice Lake Weighing Systems; Barron County Economic Development Corporation

Final Report Title: Examining the Hiring Challenges and Labor Force Shortage in Barron County, WI

Jon BeagleyValparaiso University

Industrial Partner: Opportunity Enterprises

Final Report Title: Sales Forecasting for Opportunity Enterprises

Semere GebresilasieWentworth Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: IntelyCare

Final Report Title: Predicting Shift Outcomes Using Machine Learning

Alicia Prieto LangaricaYoungstown State University

Industrial Partner: Econometrica Inc.

Final Report Title: Transparency Law Effects


Jennifer TravisLone Star College-North Harris

Industrial Partner: Gallery Furniture

Final Report Title: Analyzing the Relationship Between Online Coupon Form Submissions and Furniture Sales



2019-2020 Cohort

Treena Basu, Occidental College

Industrial Partner: Adobe

Final Report Title: Optimized Conversion of Categorical and Numerical Features in Machine Learning Models

Vindya BhatNew York University

Industrial Partner: Metropolitan Transit Authority - New York City Transit

Final Report Title: Automatic Task Assignment System for Bus Fare Evasion Data Collection

Parshuram BudhathokiCameron University

Industrial Partner: Lawton Fire Department

Final Report Title: Analyzing Emergency Medical Service Cost

Joaquin Carbonara, SUNY Buffalo State

Industrial Partner: Rich Products Corporation

Final Report Title: Analysis of transportation rates of new markets

Vinodh Kumar ChellamuthumDixie State University

Industrial Partner: Parks Data

Final Report Title: Trail Activity Prediction Model for Zion National Park

Carey Childers, Clarion University

Industrial Partner: Kronospan

Final Report Title: Kronospan - Minimum and Maximum Buys

JaeYong Choi & Leslie AquinoUniversity of Guam

Industrial Partner: Guam Waterworks Authority

Final Report Title: An Analysis of the Fujita Pump Station

Peter ConnorIndiana University South Bend 

Industrial Partner: Alpha Systems

Final Report Title: Optimizing production for a plastics manufacturer using linear programming

Justin DunmyreFrostburg State University

Industrial Partner: Mineral County Office of Emergency Services

Final Report Title: Redistricting Minderal County EMS Response Areas

Bree EttingerEmory University

Industrial Partner: Atlanta Beltline Inc.

Final Report Title: Safe Routes to School on the Atlanta BeltLine

Semere GebresilasieWentworth Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: IntelyCare

Final Report Title: IntelyCare Survival Analysis

Robert Hesse, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Industrial Partner: Nike

Final Report Title: A Statistical Analysis of Instagram Accounts

Alona KryshchenkoCalifornia State University Channel Islands

Industrial Partner: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Final Report Title: Comparison of Reduced Oder Models

Michael LamarCentre College

Industrial Partner: Wilderness Trail Distillery

Final Report Title: Wilderness Trail Report

Eric LandquistKutztown University

Industrial Partner: Borough of Kutztown Wastewater Treatment Plant

Final Report Title: Estimating the Cost of Inflow and Infiltration at the Borough of Kutztown Wastewater Treatment Plant


Jingsai LiangWesminister College

Industrial Partner: Great Salt Lake Institute

Final Report Title: Pelican Image Classification

Kristin LillyColumbus State University

Industrial Partner: Merrill Lynch

Final Report Title: Measuring Success of Financial Advisors

Brice Merlin NguelifackUnited States Naval Academy

Industrial Partner: New York Life Insurance, New York, NY

Final Report Title: Early Detection of Risk of Chronic Illness, their Relation to Smoking Status Using Machine Learning and Implications for Life and Health Insurance

Thanh NguyenRowan University 

Industrial Partner: TransDAC LLC: Intelligent Transportation System

Final Report Title: Identifying Road Anomalies using YOLO

Frederick ParkWhittier College

Industrial Partner: Qualcomm 

Final Report Title: Clustering COVID-19 Lung Scans

Terrance PendletonDrake University

Industrial Partner: MidAmerican Energy

Final Report Title: Minimizing GCCA Vehicle Cost for MidAmerican Energy

Virgil PierceUniversity of Northern Colorado

Industrial Partner: Town of Williston, Vermont (with a hat tip to Greenley, CO Weld County, CO, and the North Front Range MPO)

Final Report Title: The Effect of Zoning on Traffic

Adriana SalernoBates College

Industrial Partner: Tri-County Mental Health Services

Final Report Title: Expanding outreach for a Maine mental health services provider

Widodo SamyonoJarvis Christian College

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: Models of Cell Growth and Networking

Becky SanftUniversity of North Carolina, Asheville

Industrial Partner: AMP-Connect LLC and FIRST at Blue Ridge Inc.

Final Report Title: Shuttle Routing Optimization

Prasad SenesiThe Catholic University of America

Industrial Partner: Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services

Final Report Title: Optimizing Waste Collection in Howard County using Mathematical Modeling Techniques

Jason SmithGraceland University

Industrial Partner: SkillPath

Final Report Title: SkillPath Project

Jessica SorrellsConverse College 

Industrial Partner: Bank of America

Final Report Title: Credit Card Fraud Detection

Kirsten StorFort Lewis College 

Industrial Partner: Durango-La Plata County Airport

Final Report Title: Analysis of Local Airport's Current Parking Fee Structure and Possible Alternate Models

Jeffery SykesOuachita Baptist University

Industrial Partner: Nevada National Security Site

Final Report Title: Flash X-Ray Machine Diagnostics

Robert ThompsonCarleton College

Industrial Partner: 3M Company

Final Report Title: Production Capacity at 3M: Simulated Supply-Chain Optimization

Svetlana TlupovaFarmingdale State College

Industrial Partner: MD Anderson Cancer Center

Final Report Title: Toward Using Deep Learning to Detect and Monitor Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Jennifer TravisLone Star College, North Harris

Industrial Partner: Houston Astros

Final Report Title: The Effect of Fan Promotions on Major League Baseball Attendance

Thomas WakefieldYoungstown State University

Industrial Partner: Mahoning County Land Bank

Final Report Title: Spring 2020 Mahoning County Landbank Impact Measurement

Crystal WigginsNorthwestern Connecticut Community College 

Industrial Partner: HealthLynxIQ

Final Report Title: An Informative Approach to Target Population and Confirming the Market Segment of a Startup Company

Justin WrightPlymouth State University

Industrial Partner: New Hampshire Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

Final Report Title: Environmental Public Health Tracking

Xiaoxia XieIdaho State University

Industrial Partner: Saleforce

Final Report Title: Skills Taxonomy

Huijun YiTroy University

Industrial Partner: Hodges Warehouse and Logistics (Hodges)

Final Report Title: Approach a VRP case with Google OR-Tools

Patty ZabelOnondaga Community College

Industrial Partner: JOBSplus! and Onondaga Department of Social Services

Final Report Title: Investigating Recidivism Into Poverty for JOBSplus! of the Department of Social Services in Onondaga County


2018-2019 Cohort

Roza Aceska and Yayuan Xiao, Ball State University

Industrial Partner: Cummins Inc.

Final Report Title: Optimization Problem​

Leslie AquinoUniversity of Guam

Industrial Partner: Duenas, Camacho & Associates, Inc.

Final Report Title: Modeling Expected Rainfall of Guam’s Storm Return Periods

Thomas AsakiWashington State University 

Industrial Partner: Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forest Service

Final Report Title: An Application of Bayesian Analysis to the Stage Discharge Relation for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest

David Austin, Grand Valley State University

Industrial Partner:  City of Grand Rapids

Final Report Title: Keeping People in Their Homes

Scott BaileyClayton State University

Industrial Partner: Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)


Tracy Bibelnieks, University of Minnesota Duluth

Final Report Title: Hey Duluth, how ya doin'? A Data Analytics Approach to Determining Health and Economic Status of Communities with Duluth

Esther Widiasih and Eric WenUniversity of Hawaii West Oahu

Industrial Partners: John A. Burns School of Medicine & Haseko

Final Report Titles: Single-Race Population Estimation Program & Modeling the Dynamics of the Population of a Species of Fish in a Pond

Marko BudisicClarkson University 

Final Report Title: Hydroelectric Dam Power Generation Optimization

Wesley Calvert, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Industrial Partner: Ameren Illinois

Final Report Title: Data Driven Approach to Reliability

Vinodh Kumar Chellamathu, Dixie State University

Industrial Partner:Ralph's Transmission

Final Report Title:Strategic Marketing Analysis Using Mathematical Modeling to Understand Trends in Real Time Dataset

Deidra ColemanWofford College

Industrial Partner:Los Alamos National Laboratory

Final Report Title:A Zero-Inflated Poisson Regression Model of Zika Virus Cases Grouped by Location in Columbia

Laura CroyleBaldwin Wallace University

Industrial Partner:Baldwin Wallace Chemistry Department


Kathryn DobeckLorain County Community College 

Industrial Partner: Key Bank

Final Report Title: Histogram-Based Outlier Score: A Statistical Approach to Anomaly Detection

Malena Espanol, The University of Akron

Industrial Partners: ReWorks & CISCO

Final Report Titles: Contributions of Unregulated Compost Locations in Summit County & Fusion of TDOA-RSSI for robust indoor localization determination

Haley YapleCarthage College 

Industrial Partner: IntelliScript

Final Report Title: PIC Math Final Paper

Semere GebresilasieWentworth Institute of Technology 

Industrial Partner: IntelyCare

Final Report Title: Survival Analysis for Fulfillment of Per Diem Nurse Shifts

Nicholas Gewecke, Dalton State College

Industrial Partner: Dalton Georgia Police Department

Final Report Title: Analyzing Motor Vehicle Collision Data in Dalton, GA from 2016 to 2018

Ilija JegdicTexas Southern University

Industrial Partner: Exxon Mobile

Final Report Title: Use of Buckley-Leverett Equation as a Tool in Reservoir Simulation

Liang Kong, University of Illinois at Springfield

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: Evaluating Data for Glucose Monitoring Efficacy via ODES

Eric LandquistKutztown University

Industrial Partner: TerraForm Engineering

Final Report Title: A Lot From A Lot

Istvan LaukoUniversity of Wisconsin- Milwaukee 

Final Report Title: Job Shop Scheduling Problem

Frank Lynch and Andrew Oster, Eastern Washington University

Industrial Partner: Stay Alfred

Final Report Title: Revenue Maximization for a Hotel Business

Heather MoonLewis-Clark State College

Industrial Partner: Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forest Service

Final Report Title: Hydrologic Event Detection in the Nez Perce-Clearwater Area

Thanh NguyenRowan University 

Industrial Partner: Federal Aviation Administration

Final Report Title: Machine Learning for Reading Helicopter Digital Gauges

Robert Niichel, Fairmont State University

Industrial Partner: Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity

Final Report Title: Optimizing Low-income Home Loans

Catie PattersonAustin College

Industrial Partner: Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County

Final Report Title: Funding Allocation Project

Kendra PleasantMorgan State University 

Final Report Title: The End Game: An Analysis of Chess as an Introduction to Machine Learning

Nathan Ryan, Bucknell University

Industrial Partners: Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way (GSVUW), River Valley Transit (RVT), Susquehanna Economic Development Association Coalition of Governments (SEDA-COG)

Final Report Title: Data-informed recommendations for xed-route public transit in the Greater Susquehanna Valley

Kathleen Ryan and Pranshu GuptaDeSales University

Industrial Partner: Lutron


Megan SawyerSouthern New Hampshire University 

Industrial Partner: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Final Report Title: Dermal Absorption of Bromochloromethane with PBPK Modeling

Tyler Skorczewski, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Industrial Partner: Mayo Clinic

Final Report Title: Using Discrete Event Simulations to Improve Pharmacy Operations

Jessica Stewart KellyChristopher Newport University

Industrial Partner: Newport News Fire Department

Final Report Title: Fire Department Group B: EMS

Haiyan SuMontclair State University 

Industrial Partner: Citigroup

Final Report Title: Finding nth Root of a Stochastic Matrix

Ross Sweet, Simpson College

Industrial Partner: Koppers, Inc.

Final Report Title: Minimizing the Risk of Stock-Out at Koppers, Inc.

Quan TranUniversity of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Industrial Partner: ONET

Final Report Title: Revolutionizing the Exploration of Careers Through Categorical Data Analysis

Anil VenkateshFerris State University 

Industrial Partner: SeaLandAire Technologies

Final Report Title: Waveguide Calibration

Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University

Industrial Partner: City of Youngstown

Final Report Title: Snow Plow Routes in the City of Youngstown



2016-2017 Cohort

Zachary Abernathy, Winthrop University

Industrial Partner: Kongregate

Final Report Title: Fraudulent Accounts of Kongregate 

Donald AdongoMurray State University

Industrial Partner: Pella Corporation

Final Report Title: Statistically Analyzing Assembly Line Processing Times through Incorporation of Product Variation 

Leon ArriolaUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater 

Industrial Partner: Kerry Group

Final Report Title: A Non-linear Approach to Modeling Quantity and Price Elasticity of Demand and Other Tangential Results 

Jeffrey BartonBirmingham-Southern College

Industrial Partner: Southern Company

Final Report Title: Southern Company Auction Clearing Price Algorithm 

Treena BasuOccidental College

Industrial Partner: Ingram Micro, Inc.

Final Report Title: Exploring Seasonal Technology Sales Trends by Product

Mihhail BerezovskiEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Industrial Partner: National Security Technologies 

Final Report Title: Mie Scattering Diagnostic 

Tracy BibelnieksUniversity of Minnesota, Duluth

Industrial Partner: Fastenal 

Final Report Title: A Novel Approach to Identification of Inventory Redistribution Opportunities for an Industrial Manufacturing Supplier

Keith BrandtRockhurst University

Industrial Partner: VeriShip

Final Report Title: How Weather Patterns Affect next-Day Shipments 

Song ChenUniversity of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Industrial Partner: Fastenal 

Final Report Title: Profit Optimization

Steve CohenRoosevelt University

Industrial Partner: Field Museum of Chicago 

Final Report Title: The Connecting Collections: A Microplants Project

Edwin DingAzusa Pacific University

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Final Report Title: Retroactive Modeling and Early Detection of the Growth of Zika Virus in Colombia Using Google Trends Search Data 

Michael DobranskiMorehead State University

Industrial Partner: United Parcel Service 

Final Report Title: UPS Optimization Problem 

Heather DyeMcKendree University

Industrial Partner: Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Final Report Title: Analysis of the Effectiveness of Cookie Incentives 

Julia EatonUniversity of Washington, Tacoma

Industrial Partner: Lenati

Final Report Title: Predicting Customer Insurance Type 

Joseph EichholzChristina Selby, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: 84.51

Final Report Title: Effect of Direct Marketing on Customer Engagement 

Robert EllisIllinois Institute of Techonology

Industrial Partner: Illinois College of Optometry 

Final Report Title: Analysis of Diabetic Retinopathy Risk Factors and Prevalence in the Chicagoland Area

Katie EvansLouisiana Tech University

Industrial Partner: Ruston Office of Development 

Final Report Title: Building Efficiency Renovations to the Old Post Office 

Guihong FanBen KamauNehal ShuklaColumbus State University

Industrial Partner: Starrett-Bytewise Measurement Systems 

Final Report Title: Fitting a circular arc to the curved corner of a two-dimensional Profile composed of data points

Elin FarnellKenyon College

Industrial Partner: Knox Area Transit 

Final Report Title: Rural Fixed-Route Public Transit 

Bryan FaulknerFerrum College

Industrial Partner: PolymerSolutions

Final Report Title: Polymer Solutions' Client Data 

Thomas FitzkeeFrancis Marion University

Industrial Partner: MITRE

Final Report Title: MITRE Hiring Process 

Ben GalluzzoShippensburg University

Final Report Title: Assembly Line Efficiency at a Large Manufacturing Plant

Ira GerhardtManhattan College

Industrial Partner: New York New Jersey Trail Conference 

Final Report Title: Treatments of Invasive Plant Species in the Lower Hudson Valley 

Brian HaileNorthwest Missouri State University

Industrial Partner: Nodaway County Economic Development 

Final Report Title: Nodaway County Economic Development Project 

Edwin HermanUniversity of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Industrial Partner: Advanced Fabric Company 

Final Report Title: Forming Fabric Analysis

Lisa HoldenDhanuja KasturiratnaNorthern Kentucky University

Industrial Partner: American Modern Insurance Group

Final Report Title: Ensuring the Insurer: A Modern Statistical Approach to Estimating Unpaid Losses

Debra HydornUniversity of Mary Washington

Industrial Partner: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

Final Report Title: Network Analysis: Determining Nodes of Interest

Silvia Jimenez BolanosColgate University

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development 

Final Report Title: Voronoi Modeling of Tissue Structure and Cell Regeneration 

Michele JoynerEast Tennessee State University

Industrial Partner: Chick-fil-A Corporation

Final Report Title: Classification of Yelp Reviews and Their Star Rating Using Machine Learning Techniques 

Emek KoseCasey Douglas, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Industrial Partner: University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory 

Final Report Title: Creating Fish Communities Based on Stomach Content 

Eric LandquistKutztown University

Industrial Partner: Borough of Kutztown Wastewater Treatment Plant

Final Report Title: Tame the Flame: Utilizing Methane in Wastewater Treatment 

Kristin LassondeContra Costa College

Final Report Title: Data Analysis: A Global Shipping Network 

Namyong LeeMinnesota State University, Mankato

Industrial Partner: Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Dental Hygiene

Final Report Title: Dynamic Monitoring of Dental Hygiene Instrument 

Aihua LiMontclair State University

Industrial Partner: Citigroup

Final Report Title: Search for Nearest Correlation Matrices for Calculating Value at Risk

Yongjin LuVirginia State University

Industrial Partner: Revon Systems, Inc

Final Report Title: Predicting Triage for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients 

Qinghua LuoMarian University

Industrial Partner: Doll & Association 

Final Report Title: Data Analysis on Autism Spectrum Rating Scale of Clinical Data 

Colton MagnantGeorgia Southern University

Industrial Partner: Herty Advanced Materials Development Center 

Final Report Title: Fiber Simulation for Nonwovens 

Crepin MahopHoward University

Industrial Partner: US Census Bureau 

Final Report Title: Classifying Queries Based on the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS)

Bori MazzagHumboldt State University

Industrial Partner: GHD Consulting 

Final Report Title: Analysis of Water Velocities at Schneider Dock 

Debra MimbsLee University

Industrial Partner: Good Grit

Final Report Title: Data-Driven Decisions: Maximizing Profit for Good Grit Magazine 

Mike NicholasColorado School of Mines

Industrial Partner: Colorado School of Mines Registrar's Office

Final Report Title: A Genetic Algorithm for Final Exam Scheduling 

Hyunju OhBennett College

Industrial Partner: Greensboro Police Department 

Final Report Title: Comparison of Bias in the Greensboro Police Department After Policy Changes 

Michael ProphetUniversity of Northern Iowa

Industrial Partner: HyVee Spirits

Final Report Title: Optimal Pricing for Promoted Spirits 

Uma RavatUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Industrial Partner: AXIS Capital 

Final Report Title: Predicting Loss Ratios 

Aubrey RhodenTexas A&M - Corpus Christie

Industrial Partner: Texas Parks and Wildlife Fish Hatchery Department 

Final Report Title: Fish Hatchery Project 

Stacey RodmanAugustana College

Industrial Partner: Genesis Medical Center 

Final Report Title: Utilization and Scheduling Problem: Final Report to Genesis 

Jan RychtarUniversity of North Carolina, Greensboro

Industrial Partner: Greensboro Police Department 

Final Report Title: Analysis of Racial bias within the Greensboro Police Department after an Undisclosed Policy Change in June 2016

Jason SchmurrDalton State College

Industrial Partner: Shaw Industries 

Final Report Title: Optimizing the Cut Bill 

Zhisheng ShuaiUniversity of Central Florida

Industrial Partner: Ministry of Public Health and Population, Republic of Haiti 

Final Report Title: Modeling Cholera Dynamics in Haiti: The Effects of Interventions on Reducing Epidemic Outbreaks 

Tyler SkorczewskiCornell College

Industrial Partner: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Final Report Title: Analyzing Packaging Network Efficiency  

Laura SmithCalifornia State University, Fullerton

Industrial Partner: Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 

Final Report Title: Quantifying Pollutant Mass in the Southern California Bight 

Emma Smith ZbarksyWentworth Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: Applied Geographics, Inc

Final Report Title: Shrink Wrapping Project: Geospatial Information Technology 

Gwen SpencerSmith College

Industrial Partner: Cooley-Dickinson Hospital 

Final Report Title: Modeling Delays in Healthcare Scheduling 

Ellen SwansonCentre College

Industrial Partner: Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence 

Final Report Title: Predicting Solar Growth in Kentucky 

Robert ThompsonCarleton College

Industrial Partner: Carlson Capital Management 

Final Report Title: Opportunistic Rebalancing 

Quan TranUniversity of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Industrial Partner: Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Final Report Title: Resolving Differences in Data Between Satellite and Rain Gauges for more Accurate Rainfall Estimations 

Necibe TuncerFlorida Atlantic University

Industrial Partner: Moffitt Cancer Research Center

Final Report Title: A Mathematical Model based on IC50 Curves to Predict Tumor Responses to Drugs 

R.N. UmaNorth Carolina Central University

Industrial Partner: QuEST Engineering Services and Testing, Inc.

Final Report Title: Spring Constant of Cast-in-Place Piles 

Michael VeatchGordon College

Industrial Partner: Gordon College Registrar's Office 

Final Report Title: Expediting the Classroom Assignment Problem at Gordon College 

Tom WakefieldYoungstown State University

Industrial Partner: Mercy Health

Final Report Title: Analyzing New Health Care Placement of Mercy Health Facilities 

Shirley YapCalifornia State University, East Bay

Industrial Partner: First Rain Corporation 

Final Report Title: Comparison of Embedding Space Dimensions, Corpus Size, and other Variables in Word to Vector Models

Ping YeUniversity of North Georgia

Industrial Partner: Boy with a Ball

Final Report Title:A Measurement of the Success of Boy with a Ball 

Debbie YusterSUNY Maritime College

Final Report Title: Testing the Performance of Name-Matching Algorithms 

2015-2016 Cohort

Zachary AbernathyWinthrop University

Industrial Partner: RevenFlo

Final Report Title: Variable Rate Pricing in Website Design

Crista ArangalaElon University

Industrial Partner: National Security Technologies

Final Report Title: X-Ray Imaging Performance Analysis

Mariah BirgenWartburg College

Industrial Partner: Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

Final Report Title: Whiskey Evaporation Model

Keith BrandtRockhurst University

Industrial Partner: City of Kansas City, MO

Final Report Title: Optimizing Housing City Inspection Activities with Kansas City Government

Ron Buckmire, Occidental College

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research Development

Final Report Title: The Robotic Arm

Hannah CallendarUniversity of Portland

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Final Report Title: Minimizing Antibiotic Resistance in the Treatment of Non-Typhodial Salmonella in Siaya, Kenya

Chris CamfieldHendrix College

Industrial Partner: Hendrix Office of Advancement

Final Report Title: Event Effectiveness at Hendrix College

Vani CheruvuUniversity of Toledo

Industrial Partner: Lockheed Martin

Final Report Title: Fixed Points and Feedback Control for Ground Vehicle Dynamics

Steve ChungCalifornia State University, Fresno

Industrial Partner: Community Regional Medical Center

Final Report Title:  Investigating the Single Dosage of Curosurf for the Treatment of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Steve CohenRoosevelt University

Industrial Partner: Field Museum of Chicago

Final Report Title: Considering the Effective Use of Crowdsourcing in Microplant Measurements

Christopher CurtisSan Diego State University

Industrial Partner: Leidos

Final Report Title: Digital Image Forgery Detection

Melody DenhereUniversity of Mary Washington

Industrial Partner: Naval Surface Warfare Center

Final Report Title: Language Recognition with N-Grams

Melissa DennisonBaldwin Wallace University

Industrial Partner: Berea City School District

Final Report Title: School Bus Route Optimization

Michael DobranskiMorehead State University

Industrial Partner: Daniel Boone National Forest Service

Final Report Title: Bird Population Analysis

Elin FarnellKenyon College

Industrial Partner: Sproxil, Inc.

Final Report Title: Machine Learning Techniques for SMS Classification

Ben GalluzzoShippensburg University

Final Report Title: Disparities in School District Funding in Pennsylvania

Yousuf GeorgeNazareth College

Industrial Partner: New York State Education Department

Final Report Title: Injustice within the School System

Ira GerhardtManhattan College

Industrial Partner: Animal Care Center of NYC

Final Report Title: Socioeconomic Patterns in Surrender Demographics for the Animal Care Centers of NYC

Jason GrahamUniversity of Scranton

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: Failure Rate Behavior for Products for Company Reliability, Customer Satisfaction, and Profitability

Michele JoynerEast Tennessee State University

Industrial Partner: Global Acetyls, Inc. Company: Eastman Chemical Company

Final Report Title: Optimize the Chemical Supply Chain

Hyejin KimYulia HristovaMahesh AgarwalUniversity of Michigan, Dearborn

Industrial Partner: Texas Children's Hospital

Final Report Title: Frequency Response of Blood Flow Regulation

Dominic KlyveCentral Washington University

Industrial Partner: Central Washington University

Final Report Title: Tuition Waivers at CWU

Sean LavertyUniversity of Central Oklahoma

Industrial Partner: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Final Report Title:  Population Dynamics of the Egyptian Fruit Bat to understand Marburg Virus in Humans

Hong LiuEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Industrial Partner: Marine Science Center at Volusia County

Final Report Title: Data Mining: Volusia County Reef Health Classification - Protect Natural Environment

Erik LundbergFlorida Atlantic University

Industrial Partner: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Final Report Title: Feature Selection in High-Dimensional Dataset using Small Sample Size

Frank LynchAndrew OsterEastern Washington University

Industrial Partner: Avista Utilities

Final Report Title: Most Efficient Strategy to Operate a Hydropower

Colton MagnantGeorgia Southern University

Industrial Partner: Boys and Girls of Bulloch County

Final Report Title: Establishing a Return Investment of the Services Provided by the Boys and Girls Club

Debra MimbsLee University

Industrial Partner: National Security Technologies

Final Report Title: Calibrations of a Broadband Laser Ranging Diagnostic

Matthew NealDenison University

Industrial Partner: AIG Insurance

Final Report Title: Impact of Geographic Region on Auto Insurance Premiums

Mike NicholasColorado School of Mines

Industrial Partner: United States Naval Academy

Final Report Title: Search Algorithms for Minimum Peak Sidelobe Level Codes

Hyunju OhBennett College

Industrial Partner: Greensboro Police Department

Final Report Title: Assessment of Greensboro, NC Police Department's Racial Biases in Post-Stop Outcomes

Dale PetersonUnited States Air Force Academy

Industrial Partner: Air Force Space Command

Final Report Title: Use of a Genetic Algorithm to Optimize Satellite Position in the Global Positioning System

Michael ProphetUniversity of Northern Iowa

Industrial Partner: Shorts Travel Managment, Inc. 

Final Report Title: Manage the Schedule and Maximize Profit by Utilizing Planes to the Highest Efficiency

Uma RavatUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Industrial Partner: Rithmio

Final Report Title: Machine Learning for Human Activity Recognition

Aubrey RhodenTexas A&M, Corpus Christie

Industrial Partner: Plasma Engineering Research Lab

Final Report Title: Modeling the Evolution of Laser-Induced Plasma in Ambient Air

Jan RychtarUniversity of North Carolina, Greensboro

Industrial Partner: Greensboro Police Department

Final Report Title: Racial Bias in Individual Officers

Samuel SchmidtWinona State University

Final Report Title: Customer Segmentation using Cluster Analysis - Distribution Effectiveness

Mike SchroederMarshall University

Industrial Partner:  Huntington Police Department

Final Report Title: Patrol Zone Realignment for Higher Effectiveness

Christina SelbyJoseph EichholzRose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: Crane Payment Innovations

Final Report Title: Alternative Methods of Wavefront Coding to be more Cost Efficient

Laura SmithCalifornia State University, Fullerton

Industrial Partner: RAND Corporation

Final Report Title: Self-Exciting Point Process Models for Political Conflict Forecasting

Emma Smith ZbarskyWentworth Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: Applied Geographics

Final Report Title: Catenary Alpha Shapes for Geographic Data

Jillian StupianskiLee RaneyUniversity of North Alabama

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Final Report Title: Forecasting Zika Virus Disease in Brazil

Narayan ThapaCameron University

Final Report Title: Diffusion, Advection, and Reaction Model for Drug Distribution in Moving Biofluids

David TorainHampton University

Final Report Title: Signal Denoising Using Weibull Distribution

Quan Tran, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Industrial Partner: US Water Utility Group

Final Report Title: Determining the Impurities in Groundwater

Tom WakefieldYoungstown State University

Industrial Partner: Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

Final Report Title: Analyzing Historic Crime and Neighborhood Stabilization

Jeff WheelerUniversity of Pittsburgh

Final Report Title: Predicting MLB Success and the Use of Sabremetrics

Keith WojciechowskiUniversity of Wisconsin, Stout

Industrial Partner: Fastenal

Final Report Title: Effective School Scheduling for Fastenal School of Business

Zhifu XieVirginia State University

Industrial Partner: U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs

Final Report Title: Determining a High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository Location in the US


2014-2015 Cohort

Kristen AbernathyWinthrop University

Industrial Partner: Level Up Labs

Final Report Title: Fusion in Card Collecting Games: A Probable Outcome

Cesar AguilarCalifornia State University, Bakersfield

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: Boundary Point Detection from Noisy Tomographic Data

Tracy BibelnieksUniversity of Minnesota, Duluth

Industrial Partner: Numerica Corporation

Final Report Title: Design of a Discrete Event Simulation for High Priority 911 Service Calls


Ron BuckmireOccidental College

Industrial Partner: BeastScore

Final Report Title: A Logistic Formula for Predicting Performance


Steve CohenRoosevelt University

Industrial Partner: The Field Museum of Chicago

Final Report Title: Forays into Citizen Science: A Multimethodological Approach to Measuring Accuracy of User-Generated Scientific Data


Robert EllisIllinois Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Lab

Final Report Title: Application of the SEIR Model and the CFLP Algorithm to the Placement of Ebola Treatment Centers in Liberia


Elin FarnellKenyon College

Industrial Partner: Sproxil, Inc.

Final Report Title: Modeling Shelf Lives of Products


Renee FisterDonald AdongoMurray State University

Industrial Partner:  Briggs and Stratton

Final Report Title: Development of Mathematical Models for Industrial Lighting System Costs with Applications in Constrained System Optimization


Javier GarzaTarleton State University

Industrial Partner: Tarleton State University

Final Report Title: Predictive Enrollment Modeling Using Random Forest


Yullia HristovaHyejin KimUniversity of Michigan, Dearborn

Industrial Partner: Intel Corporation

Final Report Title: Quantifying the Risks of Solar Power


Aprillya LanzNorfolk State University

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Lab

Final Report Title: Transmission Dynamics of the Recent Ebola Epidemics in West Africa


Frank LynchEastern Washington University

Industrial Partner: Avista Utilities

Final Report Title: Optimization of a Hydropwer Station


Myunghyun OhUniversity of Kansas

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: The Motion of the Robot Controlled by Altering the Relative Length of Two Guide Elements


Stephen PankavichColorado School of Mines

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Lab

Final Report Title: A Modified SEIR Model for the Spread of Ebola in West Africa


Dale PetersonUnited States Air Force Academy

Industrial Partner: United States Air Force Space Command

Final Report Title: Chebyshev Missile Trajectory Tool


Kevin PilgrimIndiana University

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: Run-time and Security Analysis of Diffie-Hellman Public Key Encryption in an Industrial Setting

Samuel SchmidtWinona State University

Industrial Partner: National Security Technologies

Final Report Title: Flash X-Ray Machine Diagnostics


Bernd SchroederUniversity of Southern Mississippi

Industrial Partner: Intel Corporation

Final Report Title: Analysis of Solar Radiation Data from AZMET Station, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Michael SchroederMarshall University

Industrial Partner: Neptune and Company, Inc.

Final Report Title: Why not Substitute? A Simulation Study of Left-Censored Data


Laura SmithCalifornia State University, Fullerton

Industrial Partner: RAND Corporation

Final Report Title: Identifying Gender Mismatch between Social Media Users and the U.S. Population

Emma Smith ZbarksyWentworth Institute of Technology

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: Tomographic Image Processing


Nessy TaniaSmith College

Industrial Partner: Bell Labs

Final Report Title: Modeling Internet Traffic Generation for Telecommunication Applications


Narayan ThapaMinot State University

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Lab

Final Report Title: Mathematical Modeling of the Ebola Outbreak and Treatment Facility Placement

David TorainHampton University

Final Report Title: Hedging Strategy Analysis in Foreign Markets

Quan TranUniversity of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Industrial Partner: DEKA Research and Development

Final Report Title: Determining the Volume of a Surface Defined by Tomographic Scattering Points


Amanda TuckerSUNY Genesseo

Industrial Partner: Resource Refocus, LLC

Final Report Title: Typical Meteorological Year versus Actual Meteorological Year Weather Data: How Our Changing Climate Affects Energy Use Modeling for Residential Homes 

Tom WakefieldYoungstown State University

Industrial Partner: Youngstown Police Department

Final Report Title: Redistricting Youngstown Police Beats


Jeff WheelerUniversity of Pittsburgh

Industrial Partner: United States Department of Transportation

Final Report Title: Forecasting Origin Ramp to Destination Ramp Pairs for Peak Shipping Period for a Major Global Courier Service Company


Zhifu XieVirginia State University

Industrial Partner: Los Alamos National Lab

Final Report Title: The Mitigation of the Spread of Ebola Virus in West Africa



Support for this Program



PIC Math is a program of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  Support is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1722275).