RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES

PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS

at
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
Summer 2003


COLLOQUIUM
Date: July 2, 2003
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Allen 14


Speaker: Dr. Stephen P. Keeler

Senior Manager, Geometry & Optimization, The Boeing Math Group,

The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA.


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Dr. Steve Keeler is manager of the Geometry and Optimization group in Boeing's applied mathematics organization. The group specializes in geometric modeling, computer-aided geometric design, numerical optimization, design automation, data fitting, computational geometry and optimal control. They work with engineers on the design and manufacture of commercial aircraft, military and space systems. They also conduct research and development and do consulting and software development for non-Boeing customers. In the course of a year they may work on 100 different applications of mathematics. Steve joined Boeing after completing his doctorate in math at the University of Washington in 1981.


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Title:

"Getting Math Off the Ground: Applied Math at Boeing."

Abstract:

Boeing's applied mathematics group works with engineers on the design and manufacture of Boeing products, conducts applied research and development, and does consulting and software development for non-Boeing customers. This talk describes the types of problems and applications we deal with and the mathematical disciplines and other skills which are important. It also deals with the special constraints that arise in an industrial setting and outlines some considerations of importance for a mathematician contemplating an industrial career.

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There will be refreshments in the faculty lounge (467 Allen Hall Fourth Floor)

at 3:30 p.m.
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Sponsored by the REU Program (MSU), the Kappa Mu Epsilon (MSU), The Institute for Mathematics & its Applications (Minnesota) and the Boeing Company.

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For additional information, contact Shivaji

(662)-325-7142, shivaji@ra.msstate.edu.