Research in Scientific Computing in Undergraduate Education


Faculty in Charge: Sigal Gottlieb

Supporting Faculty:

  1. Gary Davis
  2. Saeja Kim
  3. Cheng Wang
  4. Steve Leon
  5. Yanlai Chen
  6. Alfa Heryudono

Welcome students! I am happy that you sign up for my MTH499 Spring 2011 CSUMS class. In this class, you are expected to :

  • Do some numerical experiments with problem solving environment such as MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple, or other open source tools.
  • Read references to learn about history, interesting phenomena, and numerical techniques.
  • Write your research diary in your blog.
  • Make research presentation.
  • Make report in LaTeX.
  • Make a poster.

Hopefully, by the end of the semester, you will learn something useful.

Things you need to do during the first week:

  1. Choose advisor (+ co advisor).
  2. Choose research topic of your interest or discuss possible interesting research topics with your advisor.
  3. Set up regular meeting with your advisor to report your progress.

Latex final report template for MTH499 CSUMS students

Participating students

  1. Chris Cacciatore (final report), (talk 1) (talk 2) (talk 3) (Amherst poster)
  2. Tian Jiang (final report) (talk 1) (talk 2) (talk 3) (Amherst poster)
  3. Kevin Jumper (final report) (talk 1) (talk 2) (Amherst talk)
  4. Peter Jumper (final report) (talk 1) (talk 2) (Amherst talk)
  5. Daniel Kelleher (final report) (talk) (Amherst poster) (Amherst talk)
  6. Samara Laliberte (final report) (talk) (Amherst talk)
  7. Justin McKennon (final report) (talk)
  8. Vinh Nguyen (final report) (talk 1) (talk 2)
  9. Sumi Oldman (final report)
  10. Kerenne Paul (final report) (talk 1) (talk 2) (talk 3) (Amherst poster)
  11. Christine Rohr (final report) (proposal)
  12. Christopher Seymour (final report) (talk 1) (talk 2) (Amherst poster)
  13. Muhammad Shams (final report) (talk)
  14. Logan Thomas (final report) (talk) (Amherst poster)
  15. Laura Jean Champagne (final report) (talk) (Amherst talk)
  16. Joe Cross (final report) (talk)


  1. Charles Poole (final report) (talk) (Amherst talk)
  2. Zack Grant
  3. Sidafa Conde

Our CSUMS’ students below have participated in the 2011 Joint Math Meetings in New Orleans (Jan 6-9 2011). See: Abstract

  1. Charles Poole (poster)
  2. Zack Grant
  3. Sidafa Conde (poster)
  4. Justin McKennon (poster)
  5. Leanne Silvia (poster)
  6. Sumi Oldman

Important Deadlines

I strongly encourage you to participate in the poster or talk sessions in the conferences below.

For undergraduate students.

1. 17th UMass Dartmouth Sigma Xi Research Exhibition. April 19 2011. Claire Carney Library.

Deadline for Abstract: April 8 2011

2. Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference. Friday, April 22 2011. Place: UMass Amherst.

Deadline for Abstract: Friday, February 18 2011

Interesting talks to attend:

  1. Dept of Math – Scientific Computing seminar. See schedule here
  2. 2011 New England Numerical Analysis Day. April 16 2011. UMass Dartmouth

Below are pictures from New Orleans and Amherst

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